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Magazine students at NU-Q, Northwestern University’s school in Doha, Qatar, give a shout-out to The Santa Barbara Independent’s recent article on body donors by Marilyn Gillard. The students “autopsied” its structure during an annual feature-writing class conducted by Santa Barbara resident Abe Peck, the Northwestern professor emeritus in service who’s pictured holding the issue. Abe Abusharif, the resident prof, was a former student of Peck’s at the Medill School of Journalism in Evanston, Illinois.


OPINIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 On the Beat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Letters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 This Modern World . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 .......................................


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Keystone at Home: Pass on the Pipe A host of concerned citizens joined area officials to voice their opposition last Saturday against the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline, a project to transport heavy crude oil from Canada to Gulf Coast refineries. Urging President Barack Obama to abandon the project, zealous participants rallied at Alameda Park on the sunny weekend morning in the name of alternative energy and a departure from dependence on fossil fuels. The event included a 90-foot mock pipeline (pictured) — labeled with slogans in English and Spanish — that ralliers carried down to Stearns Wharf and onto the beach. State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, Assemblymember Das Williams, Santa Barbara Mayor Helene Schneider, and Environmental Defense Center (EDC) lawyer Linda Krop all spoke to the crowd. “Nature has not been at all shy,” said Jackson, noting the two-tiered dilemma of climate change and the booming oil industry. “We’re no longer able to put our heads in the sand.” Krop talked about “California’s Keystone,” or the proposed Santa Maria Energy project that would drill more than 100 new oil wells between Lompoc and Orcutt using a technique called cyclic steaming. She urged participants to attend a Planning Commission meeting on Wednesday to oppose the shale oil-extraction project that would become one of the largest — Kelsey Brugger greenhouse-gas emitters in the county.

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lawsuit filed Tuesday in Santa Barbara Superior Court alleges that a Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital nursing assistant sexually abused a disabled woman in his care and that hospital staff and administrators not only failed to report the abuse to police but actively swept the incident under the rug. The lawsuit, which claims negligence and fraud and seeks punitive damages, is the second to be filed in recent months against the rehab center and the nursing assistant for the same set of circumstances. In both cases, 55-year-old Summerland resident Jose Carrillo is accused of sexually assaulting partially paralyzed female patients recovering from brain injuries as he helped them shower. And in both cases when the women told hospital staff what had happened, attorneys say, they were cautioned they were having delusions and hallucinations because of their medical conditions, but were nonetheless promised the incidents were being looked into and that the appropriate authorities had been notified. One of the victims, 49 years old and from San Luis Obispo, had received surgery to remove a brain tumor, and the other, 57 years old and living in Santa Maria, had suffered a stroke; both were learning to walk, talk, and eat again. According to police records, however, Cottage never contacted law enforcement about the reports of abuse, which allegedly occurred between February and April 2010 and in January 2011. It was only when one of the victims spoke to detectives herself in June 2012 that the investigation began and the second victim was identified. Carrillo would be arrested in October 10


tims by having an employee from its Risk Management Department pose as an outside investigator and conduct a mock interview. At the end of the interview, the employee reportedly admonished the victim to keep silent so as not to interfere with the supposed police inquiry or tarnish Carrillo’s reputation. Ring noted the victims never knew each other and were at the hospital at different times, several months apart. PAINFUL MEMORIES: The two victims and attorney Cottage attempted to have the David Ring speak to the media. February lawsuit dismissed, but a 2012 on four felony charges, including penetra- judge rejected the request, noting in the ruling tion with a foreign object and forced oral copu- that the victim claimed a nurse at the hospital lation, but the District Attorney’s Office declined “witnessed Carrillo engaging in inappropriate to prosecute him, citing the victims’ cognitive interactions with the plaintiff in the shower.” A abilities at the time of the alleged abuse and possible jury trial is pending in that case, and worrying the case couldn’t be proved beyond the lawsuit filed Tuesday is just starting to work a reasonable doubt. Though Carrillo remained its way through the court system. Ring urged employed at the rehab facility after the first set any other victims to come forward and contact of accusations in 2010, he left Cottage under Santa Barbara Police Department detectives. On unknown circumstances following the 2011 inci- Wednesday morning, the two victims — identident. He remains a licensed nursing assistant, fied only as “Sara” and “Z.T.” — addressed the according to state records. Attempts to contact media and spoke openly about their ordeals. (See for more.) him were unsuccessful. When asked for comment, Cottage Hospi“There is no doubt these assaults occurred,” said Los Angeles–based attorney David Ring, tal spokesperson Maria Zate declined to speak who’s representing both women in their cases. about the individual cases and issued this state“Cottage Hospital’s attempts to conceal these ment: “Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital and all assaults demonstrates that it cares more about of the Cottage hospitals hold the care and safety its own reputation than about protecting its of every patient as our highest priority. Any allepatients .… The conduct of the perpetrator is gation of patient abuse is taken extremely seridespicable; the conduct of the hospital is outra- ously, and we have rigorous procedures in place geous.” In the first lawsuit, filed in February 2013, to thoroughly investigate in a timely manner.” Ring alleges that Cottage deceived one of the vic-

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Authorities arrested two men Friday during a raid on an illegal marijuana grow in Los Padres National Forest, next to Happy Canyon Road. Taken into custody were Joel Santoyo Lopez, 27, and Cipriano Arreola Torres, 37. Both are Mexican nationals who entered the country illegally, said Sheriff’s spokesperson Kelly Hoover, and they’re being held in County Jail on immigration holds. As officials descended on the scene, a suspect was observed fleeing on foot. He got away, but detectives discovered a loaded Ruger rifle the suspect had set down when he saw authorities approaching, said Hoover. A Remington 30-06 semiautomatic rifle was also found nearby. Lopez and Torres were tracked down soon after. Detectives also seized around 100 pounds of processed and packaged weed. A female City College student was the victim of an alleged sexual assault at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday after getting into a stranger’s car near campus. The student told law enforcement that she was offered a ride by an unknown man and driven to a location where the battery took place. Full details on the incident were not released because of the ongoing investigation, police said. This is the second alleged sexual battery that has occurred on or near the City College campus in the past two months. The first took place on August 25, a day before students returned to class for the fall semester. There is no evidence indicating the crimes are linked. School president Dr. Lori Gaskin said the college is forming a crisis intervention team to discuss the incidents. Isla Vista resident Jose Juan Bernal, 36, was arrested Sunday for stabbing his estranged wife’s boyfriend with a makeshift bamboo shank and was then charged with possession of a deadly device after police found a homemade firebomb in his car. Police said Bernal followed the victim, who was picking up a coworker on their way to work, when a fight broke out between the two men, with Bernal stabbing the 35-year-old victim once in the chest. When authorities searched Bernal’s car, they found an improvised firebomb made out of batteries, wiring, a roll of toilet paper, and a butane lighter. PAU L WE LL M A N

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California Attorney General Kamala Harris, in town to speak to more than 100 local law enforcement officials, recognized four employees and two civilians chosen to be honored by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday at Earl Warren Showgrounds. She presented the six men (pictured) — Deputy Christopher Gotschall, Deputy Julio Gutierrez, Sergeant Timothy Morgan, UCSB Police Dept. Corporal Kevin Kilgore, U.S. Air Force Airman David Russell, and private citizen Rick Roney of the Reentry Project — with awards for their


The Santa Barbara City Council received an update Tuesday on its joint venture with the county to create a Resources Recovery Project at the Tajiguas Landfill on the Gaviota Coast. The project would include a materials-recovery facility (MRF) — to sort trash into recyclables, residual waste, and organics like food and green waste — and an anaerobicdigestion (AD) facility that would convert the organics into compost and capture the methane for electricity. Since the council’s last meeting on the issue — which also involves the cities of Goleta, Buellton, and Solvang — MarBorg Industries has applied to own and operate the MRF at its downtown location. Mustang Renewable Power Ventures, the project’s development team, has suggested MarBorg operate the MRF at Tajiguas. The project’s environmental impact report, to be released in the first few months of 2014, will determine whether the MRF is best suited for county land or the MarBorg property. A consulting firm is also evaluating both proposals to compare their costs; the council will get those results in a couple of months. Under both proposals, Mustang will be responsible for determining the operator of the AD, which will be located at Tajiguas. The council also heard about two different ways to define the roles of each of the participating jurisdictions, with city staff recommending a Joint Powers Agreement over a Joint Powers Authority. The agreement would be a written document agreed upon, signed, and executed by the city and county, while the authority would create a new governing body. The project has crossed four of the 10 necessary hurdles to getting built. — Lyz Hoffman

recent actions. “That’s my favorite part of my job, to meet and talk with the heroes walking among us,” Harris said. “Even in challenging times, there are individuals willing to be heroes.”

CITY On October 1, the Santa Barbara City Council will hold a public hearing on the appeal of the city’s proposed plastic-bag ban. Stephen Joseph, attorney for Save the Plastic Bag Coalition, which has campaigned against the ban, filed the appeal in response to the City Planning Commission’s certification of the ban’s environmental impact report. The council will vote to accept or reject the appeal. City dignitaries on Monday cut the ribbon on the Cater Water Treatment Plant’s new Ozone Project, a $23 million venture that cuts way back on the amount of chlorine used to disinfect water that flows into Santa Barbara, Montecito, and Carpinteria homes. The project, which will use ozone to disinfect water at a specific point on the process, has been in the works for over a decade and was put into place to comply with new drinking-water regulations that lower the allowable level of disinfection byproducts. It was completed with a loan from the Safe Drinking Water State Revolving Fund that will be repaid over the next 20 years.

Drivers on De la Vina Street can no longer turn right onto Carrillo Street on a red light, the City of Santa Barbara announced Friday. Signs have been posted at that intersection — the city’s most dangerous for pedestrians, according to officials — showing the change in rules. Since 2008, there have been 14 pedestrian-related accidents at that intersection, 10 of which involved drivers turning onto Carrillo during a red light and typically occurring when people were walking across Carrillo.

COUNTY Last week, with many in the Santa Ynez Valley worried about their properties being included in the Chumash tribe’s federally approved “Tribal Consolidation Area,” or TCA, U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Rep. Lois Capps sent a letter to the Bureau of Indian Affairs to see what the designation on the 11,500 acres of land actually means. In the letter, the legislators assert that they have not taken a position on the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians’ attempt to annex into their reservation the 1,400-acre Camp 4 property — which is what prompted the TCA in the first place, presumably as a way for the tribe to show that Camp 4 is in their historic region — but request clarification on more than 10 distinct issues, from understanding how it was granted and what other tribes have applied cont’d page 12  to inquiring whether it will

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Data released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau supported the findings of a poverty study unveiled September 10 at the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors meeting. The information highlighted how the county’s residents are faring compared to other Californians and other U.S. residents, especially in the years after the economic crisis. Taken together, the results of the poverty study and the national and statewide findings from the Census Bureau show that Santa Barbara County may have a higher median income ($60,078) than the state ($58,328) and the country ($51,000), but it also boasts a higher poverty rate. While the percentage of Californians living in poverty tops 16 percent and the percentage of Americans living in poverty hovers around 15 percent, Santa Barbara County weighs in at 18 percent. The county’s child poverty rate is in line with that of the country’s, with both around 22 percent. Santa Barbara County has a lesser percentage of senior citizens — those age 65 and older — living in poverty than the country does, at approximately 7 percent and 9 percent, respectively. America as a whole has a lesser percentage of 18- to 64-year-olds living in poverty than the county does — about 14 percent versus 19 percent. The county’s study, championed by 1st District Supervisor Salud Carbajal and later supported by all the supervisors, cost $60,000 and was paid for with equal parts federal — Lyz Hoffman money and a grant from the Santa Barbara Foundation.


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WHAAA…? Councilmember Bendy White reacts with surprise at candidate Jason Nelson’s (on left) suggestion that the police department needs 20 more officers.

Police Officers Association Endorses White, Hart, Nelson


BY N I C K W E L S H he Santa Barbara Police Officers Association (POA), the union representing city police officers and nonsworn officers, held a misty-morning press conference last Friday on Stearns Wharf to announce its endorsement of council candidates Bendy White, Gregg Hart, and Jason Nelson, extolling the threesome for their commitment to public safety. In years past, the POA endorsement served as the political equivalent of the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval and was nearly worth its weight in gold. In recent years, however, the union’s endorsement — let alone the endorsement of any public-employee union — has become more of a mixed blessing. Of the three candidates the union endorsed, only White is an incumbent, now running for his second term. When White ran for office four years ago, the union conspicuously did not endorse him and backed Councilmember Frank Hotchkiss instead. Hotchkiss is also running for reelection, but the POA has opted not to back him for a second term.“We don’t always see eye to eye with Councilmember Hotchkiss,” said Sergeant Eric Beecher, spokesperson for the POA.“And over the years, we’ve developed a relationship with Councilmember White.” As City Hall has weathered the recession over the past four years, administrators have pushed the POA to accept serious concessions and have its members make bigger contributions to their own retirement pensions. Administrators argued that public-safety employees have traditionally paid less into their retirement accounts than other city workers and that they are able to retire at a younger age than other city employees with heftier pensions. The POA has countered that this will require its members to accept a de facto pay cut, an assertion city administrators challenge. Although White is a moderate liberal and Hotchkiss is a well-known Republican, both have taken an equally hard line with the union on this matter, though White — at least by reputation — has proved more approachable than Hotchkiss over the years. When Hotchkiss was

asked if he could account for the union’s change of heart — and what difference he thought it might make for his campaign — he commented via email,“I have no idea.” The biggest departure in the POA’s action was its endorsement of Jason Nelson, an energetic, hard-charging political outsider hoping to parlay his military experience — he served a tour of duty in Afghanistan — into a council seat. Unlike most mainstream candidates, Nelson has never served a stint on any of City Hall’s many citizen volunteer committees. Beecher said Nelson did much better than anyone expected he’d do during the POA candidates’ interviews, that he’s got his campaign plan dialed in, and that as a military man he understands the paramilitary culture of the police department. During an exchange with reporters after the endorsement announcement, Nelson caused Councilmember White’s eyes to bug out when he revealed he thought the department needed 20 more officers. That’s far in excess of the number batted around by even the department’s most ardent supporters. The minimum cost to the city’s budget would be $2 million a year. While candidate Gregg Hart appeared to blanch at the size of Nelson’s suggestion, he too agreed that more officers were needed. He declined to say how many more or how the additional positions would be funded, but he said the department should deploy more cops to State Street to allay public unease over the presence of street people and aggressive panhandlers. Hart, who served two terms on the council from 1996 to 2003, has a long collaborative history with the POA, which in the past had supported Hart with great enthusiasm and generosity. White took pains to stress that not all the candidates endorsed by the POA were on the same page. His watchword was “fairness,” pledging only to dispense City Hall’s expanding resources with “fairness” as the recession ebbs. Around City Hall, that term is loaded with hidden meaning and is typically used by individuals who believe public-safety employees cont’d page 12  were protected during the

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recession at the expense of general employees. White noted that even during the recession the council approved the expansion of the force by three new officer positions and that the council authorized Chief Cam Sanchez to “over hire” new officers to reduce the service gap that occurs when an experienced officer retires and a new officer is hired to fill that gap. Likewise, White highlighted the council’s decision to start a “restorative justice” program to deal with the homeless, deploying one full-time cop coupled with a handful of non-sworn social workers to connect those on the streets with the appropriate social services and another handful to assuage the concerns of shop owners that inappropriate behavior by street people will be addressed. During the POA press conference, not a word was uttered regarding the mayoral race, pitting incumbent Helene Schneider against Wayne Scoles, a vocal gadfly and neighborhood activist from the Mesa who has frequently

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The second test launch this week of an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile from Vandenberg Air Force Base was scheduled, as of press time, for Thursday morning between 3 and 9 a.m. The first launch (pictured) took place last Sunday around 3 a.m. and was declared a success. According to a Vandenberg statement, the purpose of the missions is to confirm system components are working properly and to provide the Dept. of Defense and Dept. of Energy with the collected data to “ensure a safe, secure, and effective nuclear deterrent.” The U.S. House of Representatives narrowly passed a bill Thursday that would reduce federal funding for food stamps by nearly $40 billion over the course of the next decade. Part of the Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act, the measure would cut aid for four million Americans, or about eight percent of the nearly 48 million people currently receiving monthly food assistance benefits. Maria Gardner, deputy director for Economic Assistance for Santa Barbara County, called the looming cuts “incredibly rough,” explaining that based on national numbers, it’s reasonable to expect that 3,000 Santa Barbarans — 10 percent of county participants — would be eliminated from the program. The bill will now move to the Senate in the coming weeks. Goleta announced plans this week to become the state’s ninth “Silver Status” California 12


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complained that city police aren’t doing enough about street gangs, homeless, or illegal immigrants. Scoles, to date, has not raised enough money to trigger campaign reporting requirements, and Schneider is considered all but a shoo-in. The POA’s Beecher said the union is endorsing the mayor but said Friday’s focus was on the council race. He added that the union expects to spend about $50,000 on behalf of its chosen candidates but that union members will probably not be walking as much as they have in years past. Now that City Council races are conducted via write-in ballots, he said it’s harder to calibrate when to dispatch union precinct walkers to voters’ neighborhoods. In years past, the police endorsement was frequently made in conjunction with the firefighters unions, the famed “Guns and Hoses” ticket. This year, the police and firefighters have chosen to pursue separate endorsement paths, though it remains to be seen which candidates the firefighters will back. Green Community, following in the environmentally friendly footsteps of cities like Ventura, Simi Valley, and Santa Monica. To reach that silver status, the city will have to demonstrate to the eight other cities that it made significant strides in areas such as energy efficiency, waste reduction, and water conservation. California Green Community encourages cities throughout the state to reduce their environmental impact and bestows silver, gold, and platinum awards.

The parent company of KEYT announced Monday that pending final approval from the Federal Communications Commission, it will soon co-own Santa Maria’s CBS affiliate KCOY and purchase FOX affiliate KKFX in San Luis Obispo. News-Press & Gazette Company (which is based in St. Joseph, Missouri, and has no relation to the Santa Barbara News-Press) will also buy KMUV and KION in Monterey. Current KCOY owner Cowles Media will continue to take care of the station’s management and programming duties while News-Press & Gazette will provide news, back-office, engineering, and sales support services. The announcement comes a year after the NewsPress & Gazette Company bought KEYT from Smith Media for a reported $14.25 million. Details on the latest deal were not disclosed. The Isla Vista Mural Project will celebrate its third creation at The Plaza Lofts — I.V.’s new apartment building on the corner of Pardall and Embarcadero del Mar — next Monday at 4 p.m. Facing Giovanni’s Pizza, the colorful panorama was the work of students in Urban Art Workshop, a course at UCSB last spring quarter. Students, professors, and landlords collaborated to bring art and culture back to the petite college town with the help of UCSB’s Community Housing Office (CHO), Isla Vista Arts, and the UC Institute for Research in the Arts. As management companies change, a CHO rep said, old murals often get painted over, so efforts to ensure art in town persists are crucial.

NATIONAL The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill Friday that would open national forests — including Los Padres National Forest — for mandated logging to finance public schools and roads in nearby communities, which

Clark Estate Tug-of-War






A settlement signed in the middle of the night Tuesday and approved by New York Surrogate Judge Nora S. Anderson clears the way for an arts foundation to be located at the late Huguette Clark’s Santa Barbara estate (pictured) — but there’s a hitch. A group led by former Santa Barbara mayor Sheila Lodge that was cut out of the negotiations has filed an appeal, meaning that the deal “could have to be redrawn,” according to NBC News investigative reporter Bill Dedman. The question could ultimately end up in federal court. Clark’s original will established a Bellosguardo Foundation, named for her Cabrillo Boulevard summer home, to foster the arts. Lodge’s group was first allowed by the judge to take part in the intense negotiations involving Clark’s distant relatives. But Judge Anderson withdrew approval last week after Lodge’s group objected to the settlement and the relatives objected to the Californians participating, Dedman said. The settlement sets up a New York Bellosguardo Foundation. “If the New York appeals court doesn’t allow the California group to participate in the settlement the issue could be revisited in a California court when the New York Bellosguardo Foundation tries to take control of the property,” Dedman said. In other words, there could be dueling foundations. The arts foundation would control Clark’s Santa Barbara property, worth an estimated $85 million to $100 million, and would receive Clark’s $1.7 million doll collection and $4.5 million in cash. Most of Clark’s fine-art collection would be sold. Many paintings already at Bellosguardo would remain, plus her own art work. The deal, splitting up Clark’s $300 million estate, gives $34.5 million to the distant relatives, most of whom never met her, although her will cut them out completely. According to details released Tuesday, the deal calls for a Bellosguardo board of at least 10 members, including Clark’s Santa Barbara attorney, Jim Hurley. The board would consist of Hurley (or a person nominated by him), a person nominated by the Clark family, a person nominated by the Corcoran art museum, and seven nominated by the — Barney Brantingham mayor of Santa Barbara.

receive minimal tax dollars because they are located on federal lands. Advocates say the bill would create jobs and prevent wildfires, while opponents — including Rep. Lois Capps, who voted against it — argue it would wreak havoc on environmental protections. President Barack Obama said he would veto the bill if it gets to his desk. State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson’s bill to increase mobile-home residents’ rights passed the Assembly and is headed for the Senate. The bill, SB 510, would allow — but not force — municipal governments to reject the subdividing of mobile home parks if most residents object; existing law doesn’t give residents a say. According to a statement from Jackson, the state is home to more than 5,000 such parks, including the South Coast’s own Rancho Mobile Home Park, the subdivision of which has cost Goleta a half million dollars in legal fees. Vice President Joe Biden recently invited 1st District Supervisor Salud Carbajal to his home in Washington, D.C., for an October 8 dinner in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month. Because the reception falls on the same day as a supervisors’ meeting, Carbajal said he thinks it’ll be unlikely that he’ll be able to go. “It’s exciting and an honor to be included,” said Carbajal, who was also invited to a June climate-change speech by President Barack Obama.



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EDUCATION The Santa Barbara Chapter of the California School Employees Association (CSEA) rejected the district’s proposal to reorganize its Information Technology Department (IT), sending both sides back to the negotiating table. According to CSEA representatives, the proposal includes laying off four classified IT employees and reclassifying them into new positions. The new positions would be offered internally before they were opened to the public. Several CSEA members have voiced opposition, claiming they’ve worked in the district for several years and the new jobs would be lower positions. Representatives from the district say the restructure is intended to transform the technology department “from technical support to [a way to] improve student outcome.” Adams, Franklin, and Washington elementary schools and La Cuesta high school were chosen to participate in the new one-to-one iPad pilot program this school year. Third through 6th graders and 11th graders at the four schools can expect iPads in their backpacks beginning in January, pending further dialogue between the district, teachers, parents, and students this fall. The initiative could cost up to $660,000, and would be paid from Common Core State Standards implementation funds for the year, depending on how many students opt to provide their own tablet or purchase one on a three-year plan for about $20 per month. september 26, 2013

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BY LY Z H O F F M A N upervisor Peter Adam no longer wants to take the route of unmaintained roads, unkempt parks, and lackluster county buildings. Since his election to the Board of Supervisors earlier this year, Adam has argued that his colleagues aren’t doing enough to address the $300 million deferred-maintenance backlog for countyowned roads, parks, and buildings. But after Adam’s argument for increased spending at June’s budget talks hit a wall with his fellow supervisors, he decided to travel a different path: a ballot initiative. “I didn’t get sent here to stand around and not do anything,” said Adam, who supervises the th District. “I thought that I’d better do something more positive than stand around and see if they decide to fund it next year. If you don’t do it, it’s just going to get worse. You and your children will be driving around on thirdworld roads and visiting third-world county buildings.” If it passes, the initiative — called the County Facilities Maintenance Ordinance — would require that the heads of the Public Works, Parks, and General Services departments inform the county CEO each year on how to maintain roads, parks, and buildings at their current conditions. The CEO would then have to pass that information along to the Board of Supervisors, who would be responsible for seeing that those conditions are kept; if the infrastructure improves over time, the best conditions would set the bar. The ordinance states that the board wouldn’t be allowed to go into debt for the maintenance (unless it’s voter approved) but can otherwise fund the work however it sees fit. Adam said that concerns about the ordinance potentially tying future supervisors’ hands aren’t warranted and that the current state of the county’s facilities — which he said includes ceiling damage, leaky pipes, rodent and cockroach infestations, and subpar bathrooms — needs attention. “They may have a bake sale, or liquidate property, or put a tax on the ballot,” Adam said. “There are options out there, and we can explore the options. Unless this initiative happens, I’m afraid that’s not going to happen.” In June, the supervisors approved an $844.5 million budget. Based on figures he got from Scott McGolpin, director of Public Works,

Adam advocated that the roads needed $12 million to keep them at their current state. His colleagues, however, voted for $5 million, which was $2 million more than originally anticipated. According to McGolpin and assistant CEO Renée Bahl, the county’s deferred maintenance price tag is currently $300 million, $250 million of which is for roads, $30 million for buildings, and $20 million for parks. The quality of the country’s roads — approximately 1,700 lane miles not owned by cities or the state — McGolpin explained, is rated by a metric called the Pavement Condition Index (PCI), which grades on a bad-to-good scale of 0-100. The industry standard, McGolpin said, is a PCI of 70 or higher, but the county’s score is 61. To go above and beyond maintaining that number and actually increasing it, McGolpin said his department would need $20 million every year for the next 10 years. The other supervisors have voiced concerns about the initiative, saying they want to focus more on public safety — including getting the North County Jail built — and that prioritizing deferred maintenance, however important an issue, would mean eating into the county’s $29 million rainy-day fund.“We have a lot of competing interests,” said nd District Supervisor Janet Wolf, who cited recent improvements at Tucker’s Grove and Arroyo Burro Beach in her district.“We have to take measured steps in approaching these things.” First District Supervisor Salud Carbajal echoed the need for that approach.“This is not a one-trick-pony job,” he said. “We’re voted in to balance a number of issues and needs in our county.” Saying that he is fine with letting the voters have their say but that his top priority remains public safety, th District Supervisor Steve Lavagnino said that with this proposed initiative, his colleague has already achieved something. “He’s elevated the conversation, which I totally give him credit for,” Lavagnino said. Adam’s team, composed of volunteers and a consulting firm based in Calabasas, just started the signature-gathering process last weekend (they said figures aren’t available yet), and if they want to get the initiative on the June 2014 ballot — just ahead of the budget talks for the 2014-2015 fiscal year — they will need to round up 13,201 signatures by the end of November. The supervisors are set to hold a hearing on a maintenance plan on October 15.



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Census data from 2012 reflects the nationwide trend of people hopping onto their bikes rather than into their cars.

More Commuters on Two Wheels than Ever Before


BY N I C K W E L S H he percentage of Santa Barbarans who commute to and from their jobs by bicycle has spiked from 3.5 percent in 2000 to 6.9 percent in 2012. That number was 4.4 percent in 2010. These new numbers, released as part of the U.S. Census  American Community Survey, shows that for the first time ever, a greater percentage of city residents are getting to work by bike than by bus. In 2012, 6.1 percent of all commuters availed themselves of mass transit. Despite such gains, biking still lags behind walking to work — 7.3 percent — and driving to work, 71.3 percent. Of those who drive, 62.3 percent reported driving alone. These numbers reflect commuting patterns within Santa Barbara city limits. Countywide, the trend is consistent, though the percentage of bicycle commuters — 5.5 percent — is not so dramatic. The new figures reflect the persistence of gender-based commuting patterns. Among city bicycle commuters, 9.6 percent were male and 3.6 female. The new census information indicates that more than half of all city residents reported it took them 15 minutes or less to get to work. Slightly more than 14 percent reported taking half an hour or more to get to their jobs. Countywide, the numbers were 44 percent and 21.9 percent. According to Kent Epperson of Traffic Solutions, a countywide government agency that promotes alternative transportation, the shift in commuting patterns is part of a broader national trend that prompted the Christian Science Monitor to write a cover story this summer on the new bike boom seizing the United States. Driving the shift, Epperson said, was the price of gas and the bicycle’s growing popularity and respectability. Younger workers in their twenties, he said, were especially open to jumping on their bikes.“They’d rather spend their money on new electronic gadgets than on their cars and are much quicker to try the bus or the bike,” said Epperson.“That’s certainly the case compared to older generations.” Nationwide, about one percent of all trips are

taken by bicycle. That compares to 26 percent in the Netherlands and 10 percent in Germany. In the coming months, the City of Santa Barbara will be revisiting its bicycle master plan, a lengthy bureaucratic process that will set broad new policy goals for maximizing Santa Barbara’s road space to attract cyclists. At the same time, the Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition will be conducting an ongoing planning process — much more informal — to study what other cities are doing to make their cities safe and attractive — often the same thing — to cyclists, and to determine what menu of infrastructure additions would make most sense for Santa Barbara. The fact that more than half of city commuters get to work within 15 minutes suggests that there’s a sizable population for whom cycling might be a viable option. The key, said Epperson, is rider safety. He said recent surveys indicate that a sizable number of people would consider cycling but only if they thought it was safe to do so. Currently many do not. Contributing to this perception, said Epperson, is the reality that Santa Barbara County has one of the higher bicycle fatality records — relative to its population size — in the state. He said segregating bike lanes from the flow of traffic reduces collisions and increases bike ridership. This, he said, has been achieved by reconfiguring the architecture of roads such that bike lanes are located to the right of parked cars and to the left of curbs, creating a significant buffer. Later this fall, on November 2, Epperson said, Santa Barbara will be celebrating its first Open Streets event, in which a large swatch of Cabrillo Boulevard — as well as the Funk Zone — will be declared off-limits to cars and opened up to cyclists, Rollerbladers, live bands, buskers, and anyone else who wants to join the festivities. The event is modeled on the CicLAvia celebration held in the City of Los Angeles twice a year.“It’s an amazing event,” said Epperson. “Imagine 10 miles of Los Angeles free of cars and filled with cyclists,” he said. “You can’t really imagine what that’s like until you’ve been there.”

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$2.6 billion, so why would he besmirch his otherwise shining Santa Barbara reputation by hiding income in a secret Switzerland bank account? The Beanie Babies creator has agreed to a $53 million fine for tax evasion and will find out next Wednesday, October 2, whether he’ll also spend time behind bars. Ty, what were you thinking? According to the feds, you only saved $885,300 in taxes for the year in question, 2002. That year you made 49 million bucks. Wasn’t that enough? The owner of the New York and Santa Barbara Four Seasons Hotels and high-end San Ysidro Ranch resort a tax chiseler? Ty, a resident of Chicago, had a sweet nest here. Poured money into his acquisitions in the town, donated $1.5 million to create the $6.5 million Ty Warner Sea Center on Stearns Wharf, gave $300 million worth of Beanie Babies for a Red Cross drive, donated a million of his toys to children in Iraq, and donated to Andre Agassi’s foundation for poor kids in Nevada. Reclusive Ty has always kept a low profile around town, and you’re liable to see even less of him now. It’s not clear how the feds got wind of his secret accounts in Switzerland, but it likely came in 2009 when the U.S., after years of ignoring overseas tax cheats, threatened the Swiss bank UBS with prosecution for helping Americans hide taxable income. UBS paid a

Kona Village Resort and neighboring Four Seasons Hualalai resort on the Kohala Coast of the Big Island. He created a huge seaside compound on Santa Barbara’s Channel Drive, planting a forest of palm trees, built an Italianate mansion, and bought homes to get them out of the way. Still, Ty’s known as “a man of mystery.” He rarely gives an interBEANIE BABIES BUCKS: The Coral Casino (above), just view. He’s poured millions into down the street from Ty Warner’s Four Seasons Biltmore the Biltmore, its adjoining Coral and his 20,000-square-foot home, is among the toy Casino, and the San Ysidro Ranch, baron’s many Montecito properties that have undergone leading fellow hotel owners to extensive renovation. wonder how he could possibly make them show a profit. $780 million fine and turned over the names Yet he was exacting in renovating them, with of 4,450 American clients with secret accounts. expense no concern, and an attitude of tear-itout if he wasn’t satisfied with what had been Then the feds went after them. Reportedly, Ty had a Swiss bank account of done. After buying the Montecito Country Club, about $93 million in 2007. Up to then, everyone he hired Jack Nicklaus to expand and improve and your uncle was doing it, outsmarting the it, work that hasn’t been finished yet. slumbering IRS by shipping dough to SwitzerHe rescued the Rancho San Marcos golf land, Panama, the Cayman Islands, and other course on San Marcos Pass after it fell into hard places to park their money. times. Ty obviously takes pleasure in acquiring Ty also owns the Montecito Country Club, and improving trophy properties. He bought Sandpiper golf course, and Rancho San Marcos the wrecked Miramar hotel, had plans to rebuild Golf Club. Add to that the ultra-lux Las Venta- the place, then sold it when Montecito critics nas al Paraíso resort in Cabo, and at last report got too loud. Profitable or not, the Biltmore is bustling, he retains a financial interest in the thatch-roof EBENEZER J. FLUSTERBUM

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and the Ranch is a mecca for celebrities who relish it as a high-end hideaway away from nosey paparazzi. Not bad for a Chicago kid, college dropout, ex–gas station attendant, but someone with a flair for selling. As a young guy working for a toymaker, he called on clients driving a white Rolls and wearing a fur coat and top hat and swinging a cane. Clever, and it got him in the door. Now, Ty (named for baseball legend Ty Cobb) looks like a man too clever by half, as the saying goes. HAWKEYE’S COMING: Alan Alda beat polio as

a kid and the name Alphonso Joseph D’Abruzzo to star in a long-running TV series about a war hardly anyone remembers. The actor who played Hawkeye Pierce of M*A*S*H will take the Granada stage on Tuesday, October 1, at 7 p.m. to lend his charm to such multiple-choice questions as “What’s the meaning of life?” Sponsored by UCSB’s Arts & Lectures. LUNACY ONSTAGE: Maniacs have taken over

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was touched by the genuine sentiment, love of place, and crystal-clear memories of Glenn Petersen reflected in “My Paris” in the September 19 issue [ /myparis]. As I read it, I could feel the cold Pacific Coast Highway air turn into warm sunshine on the white streets of 1963 Santa Barbara. It touched my heart. We all share in that love affair that is life in Santa Barbara, and we never forget it. I returned to Santa Barbara on August 6, 2013, having been gone for 20 years to the month. Upon my arrival, I knelt and kissed the filthy carpet of our tiny condo. I attended UCSB twice, first in the ’70s, then in the ’80s, working through grad school as a teacher at Devereux School. Love and marriage took us first to the Bay Area, then to the Pacific Northwest, for 20 years in all. I left Portland in August, overcome with SAD [seasonal affective disorder], starving for sunlight and warm air; I felt like a prisoner, a POW released to my home in Santa Barbara. — Carol Eichler, S.B.


hank you for helping me revisit the Santa Barbara that I love. Having come here about the same time you did, though under far more pleasant circumstances, I too often see the changes and forget about the soul of this city. When I came here in 1958 to attend UCSB, the Lobero Building was a residence for women. I often studied under the garden lights at the Courthouse, spent hours at the library, wandered around the old El Paseo, filled up many Sunday nights on inexpensive pasta at Joe’s or Leon’s. I thought nothing of walking to the breakwater in the early hours or hitchhiking out to campus, always feeling safe and part of the community. With traffic and chain stores and a faster pace, it is easy to forget that Santa Barbara still has an abundance of generous, caring people, who see the beauty, hear the

music, and want to give back. No matter where I have traveled, Santa Barbara has given me the confidence to talk to strangers, trust others, and to see the beauty all around me. — Candace White, Montecito

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Long Division 101


ngry Poodle mentioned last week [independent .com/allgrowl] the proposition that staggering work hours for commuters would eliminate the rush-hour freeway gridlock and eliminate the need for disruptive and expensive freeway widening. I get on the northbound  at San Ysidro (where it is still only two lanes) nearly every weekday between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. and never encounter any gridlock. I go home from downtown on the freeway at 6:30 p.m. or later most days and never encounter any gridlock. Common sense never seems to — David C. Turpin, S.B. prevail …


learned multiplication and long division in 3rd grade. That training was provided by the state — to help turn me into a well-informed and educated citizen. The cost of widening the local freeway will be $550 million for a 15-year project. Even if you hate word problems, I beg you to do the math: That’s $100,000 every single day, including weekends and holidays, for a decade and a half! A million bucks every 10 days. Seems like an awful lot of dough for cement. And how much of that cash will end up being paid to local workers who sweat in the hot sun and lay the concrete? If it did, our unemployment problems could be practically cured. But it’s not going to go to the workers; let’s be honest. There will be bureaucratic expenditures, assessment reports, and plenty of unforeseen and costly political delays that will push up the original estimate and add to the total eventual price tag. Traffic jams are God’s way of saying “Stay home!” — Alan Hurst, S.B. cont’d p. 21

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Eralda Kogan

after a bad fall in  move to Buena Vista Care Center. She is survived by many cousins in Italy. There will be no funeral services at her request. Friends may remember a charity of their choice in memory of Mrs. Kogan.

// – //

Dean S. McNeil, Jr.

York and California and throughout the art world. Memorial services will take place in Santa Barbara and New York at a later date. Condolences may be sent to the family in care of McDermott – Crockett Mortuary (

Clare Georgina Nisbet

// – //

Eralda Kogan, , died at Buena Vista Care Center on September ,  after an illness of three years. She was born in New York City on June ,  to Attilio Girardi from Bolzano, Austria (now Italy) and Gioacchina Coenda from Torino, Italy. She graduated with a degree in dress design from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn in the early ’s and worked in the fashion industry until her marriage to Gregorio Kogan on March , . He was in the export business and they did a lot of traveling in South America and other places. They moved to Santa Barbara in  and enjoyed their retirement until his death on October , . She continued to live in her home on Gibraltar Road tending to her beautiful garden and traveling with friends. She moved to Maravilla in  and

Dean S. McNeil, Jr., , formerly of New York, died suddenly Sept.  at his home in Santa Barbara. He was the devoted husband of the late Marcia Tucker and the loving father of Ruby McNeil of New York. In addition to his daughter, he is survived by his father, his brothers Daniel and David, his sister Diane, and several nieces and nephews. Dean was a wonderful artist, photographer, carpenter and an avid ocean swimmer. He will be sorely missed by his family and a host of friends in New

Clare was born in Glasgow Scotland, and was the second of three daughters born to Roger and Mary Nisbet. For the first ten years of her life Clare lived in Glasgow surrounded by her sisters Lynn and Julie, her grandparents who lived in the same neighborhood, and a posse of friends. Clare moved to Santa Barbara in , and attended Santa Barbara Middle School where she made friends who became soul mates, and developed a love of biking that stayed with her

throughout her life. She became a true Santa Barbara girl – swimming in the ocean, playing varsity water polo, graduating from Santa Barbara High School, and completing a degree in English Literature from UC Santa Barbara. Her first job out of college was with the Santa Barbara Independent where she spent several happy years before setting out on an adventure to live in Argentina with her partner, now husband, Paul Rivas. Having almost no Spanish when she arrived, Clare studied at the University of Buenos Aires and became fluent in the language. This achievement greatly enriched the support and understanding that she could provide to her future patients. Clare and Paul explored South America with curiosity, energy, and enthusiasm. The culmination of their years in South America was a remarkable overland journey from Buenos Aires to Nicaragua. She captured in her blogs, Chronicles of Falling off the Map, and The Big Schlep, the wonder, exhilaration, despair, gratitude, and sheer joy of exploration of her years in South America. On returning to Santa Barbara she threw herself with typical enthusiasm and determination into preparing for a nursing career. For the first time in her life, Clare had a vocation and one that needed all of her gifts – compassion, judgment, strength, intelligence, and an ability to help people find happiness and laughter even in their

darkest hour. Clare completed her preparatory science courses at Santa Barbara City College while working for Planned Parenthood, and then was admitted to the nursing program at Columbia University. On graduating from Columbia and qualifying as an RN, she returned to Santa Barbara, with an intense desire to be a hospital nurse. Following a few months of employment at the County Jail and Casa Esparanza, she was thrilled to be appointed to a nursing position in Adult Oncology at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. Clare found a home in the caring community of Ward C and both patients and staff became like a second family. She was so grateful for the opportunity to support, and receive support from, this remarkable group of people. Clare is remembered by friends and family for her wonderful, spontaneous sense of humor, her unconditional generosity, her refusal to accept from herself anything but her best, and her ability to understand and share the suffering of others. She loved the ocean and a celebration of her life was held at Goleta Beach on Saturday, September st.

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Please nominate a person you know who deserves such recognition. Send us his or her name and phone number and a brief summary of why you believe he or she is a Local Hero. Make sure to also include your name and phone number. All nominations are due by Friday, October 11, 2013. Either mail nominations to:

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Suspect: Marketing Hipsters


rt Boss Scrapped” [News, 9/12/13,] after 25 years with half an hour to box it up? I do not know Cay Sanchez or the inner working of Art From Scrap, but I love shopping there — a wonderfully eclectic, affordable, cluttered, cacophonous space: a space reminiscent of shops in off-the-grid Portland and Tucson. Art From Scrap offers a respite from more “efficient/growth”-oriented nonprofit business models. I do not see why sustainable nonprofit models are not enough. I know nothing about the Art From Scrap board, but I suspect the influence of “marketing hipsters.” — John Flynn, S.B.

Control, Correction, Punishment


48-year-old woman was just sentenced to 10 years in prison for embezzlement [News,“Ticket to Prison,” 9/12/13, independent .com/tickettoprison] and must repay almost $700,000, is married, and has a 6-year-old child. Crimes against persons need to be controlled, which usually requires imprisonment. But prisons are crowded with persons who have stolen property. Given modern devices like the electronic ankle monitor, what is needed is not control but correction. Some of the money saved by not further crowding prisons could be used for more frequent meetings with parole officers, and

weekly psychotherapy groups would be more to the point and still cost much less than imprisonment. One obvious reason to imprison first-time property offenders is to make an example, but perhaps the court and the public are angry at all offenders and want to punish them. A vindictiveness abroad in our society steers us into mistakes, such as choosing punitive measures that interfere with correction. If that is the case, we need to find less harmful ways of managing — Tom Scheff these destructive feelings. Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Sociology, UCSB

Guns and Coffee


ince 2010, when “open carry” into Montecito’s Starbucks became an issue, I’m happy to say that not only has California clamped down on the open carry of weapons in our state, but after three and a half years, the whole Starbucks chain has now been told by CEO-guru Howard Schultz that guns are no longer welcome at Starbucks cafés. And we’ve seen Colorado make some important gun-safety laws. How sad that it takes mass killings like the one September 16 at the Washington Navy Yard to get supposedly “progressive” institutions like Starbucks to step up to the plate and do some— Dan McCaslin, S.B. thing significant.

Road Roamin’


have enjoyed housing foreign students for over 18 years, and I have also lived all over the world. But the saying “When in Rome, do

as the Romans do” is true. Annually, our town and its roads are flooded with foreign students. I feel it is the schools’ responsibility to educate them on California’s road rules, to save their lives and ours, and make sure they fully comprehend laws, regulations, and common courtesies before they are on bikes and in fancy cars. Twice I have seen Asian teenagers on foot and on bicycle cross busy roads (Cliff Drive and Las Positas) without regard to red signal lights and arrows. Each of them endangered their own lives and nearly caused accidents. My last student paid $38,000 for a used, fast, sleek car. His friend bought a Mercedes and the other a Bentley. Cash. They cheated on the driving test here, telling each other the answers. They bought cars in L.A., never having driven before in their lives. My student got a speeding ticket immediately. Instead of traffic school, he let his dad pay the fines. None of my students would buy auto insurance even though I told them they could not drive without it. In their countries, they never buy insurance, they said. Things have got to change. The educational facilities are responsible since they are bringing them in by the droves! — Deborah Barnes, S.B.

Throw ’Em Out


he actions of the Republican-dominated House are so damaging that we must face the fact that the Republican Party has become more of a threat to our nation than the terrorists we have been fighting. How could anyone vote

for hunger in America? To cut funds for food, education, and child care when children are the future of our nation? Last week the Tea Party Republicans cut $40 billion from the federal food stamp program (known as SNAP), which will push some four million people into hunger and poverty. The Republican-dominated House passed a spending bill that would continue painful cuts in housing, education, senior meals, unemployment benefits, and a whole lot more. And it would stop funding for the Affordable Care Act. They don’t care that the recovery hasn’t reached millions of people who still need jobs and basics like health care and food. Two days later the House added $20 billion to the military budget. How can they coddle the military corporations while our own people are going hungry? Pentagon programs like the F- and other wasteful programs have cost us hundreds of billions of dollars. Tea Party Republicans are like the Vandals who sacked Rome or the Nazis who burned the Reichstag. Unable to contribute anything, they obstruct our government and threaten our democracy. It is up to us at the next election to defend the United States from this vile — Peter G. Cohen, S.B. contagion.

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¶ The Lanie Tyrone Richardson news brief on 9/19/13 incorrectly stated he is on his second strike; Richardson is on his first strike.

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In November 1989, 23 years ago, the voters passed Measure D to provide road improvements in Santa Barbara County with a 0.5 percent increase in the sales tax. The number one reason for its passing was to widen the  from Santa Barbara to the Ventura county line to six lanes to reduce traffic congestion. For this portion of the project, $15 million was budgeted. Caltrans opened public hearings from Santa Barbara to Carpinteria. The state transportation agency got nothing but opposition to the planned efforts from the local residents. Caltrans and the locals were treating this stretch of road as their residential street or country lane. Caltrans totally mismanaged the event and ignored the most important part of the plan, and that is that the  is a national highway, not a country lane, and is used and owned by the millions of Californians and Americans who must use it every day. While the locals should have “some say” in the project, they should never be allowed to have the final decision. However, Caltrans did just that, and the widening project was cancelled due to its colossal mismanagement of the process. Now here we are 23 years later (with déjà vu all over again) with the highoccupancy vehicle (HOV) widening project as a part of Measure A, which was passed with the number one priority of widening the , and Caltrans is again mismanaging the process by letting the locals define the issues and again objecting to all of the five proposals. Again Caltrans is not placing the emphasis on the national aspect of the  national highway. Again Caltrans is mismanaging the program. They again are only considering the local opinion and not the millions of travelers and commuters who must use the  daily. They are left out by Caltrans. These same locals are the very self-serving people who killed the remodeling of the Miramar Hotel, resulting in what is today a civic wasteland. To repair that damage, they want to waive TOT (transient occupancy tax) payments for 10 years. Vision and anything of quality is lacking with this group in Montecito. Caltrans is proposing to spend $385 million on a 10-mile stretch of highway, or over 10 times what they spent on a similar stretch of the  at Santa Maria where the cost was $30 million for a 10-mile stretch. To placate the selfish and self-serving locals in Montecito, Caltrans is “gilding the lily” with plantings and sound walls. Montecito deserves nothing better than Santa Maria, Goleta, Ventura, or Calabasas do. That is, a six-lane freeway with a concrete divider between them. Sound walls make the freeway look like a prison. Plantings are costly to maintain. Caltrans must reform its plans for this HOV project and place the emphasis on the needs of the millions of Americans who use this national highway and reduce cost by taking the simplest, most direct approach to the engineering possible. Taxpayers cannot afford such grandiose plans just for the stuffy people in Montecito. In the past 20 years, the Chinese have built an 1,800-mile high-speed rail system across China and connected Mongolia, Russia, and Tibet with China by rail and road. They have also helped build the East Bay Oakland Bay Bridge. So we are still waiting for Caltrans to widen 10 miles of the . Why don’t we hire China to do the job? Justin Ruhge has lived for 34 years on the Central Coast, where he has been a conservative activist and writes the blog Concerned Taxpayers. He is retired from the aerospace business as a program manager and research engineer.

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Jeff (left) and Matt Nichols own Sides Hardware and Shoes in Los Olivos.

If pork is important to you, put this paper down right now and drive to Los Olivos — because no one is doing pig better than Jeff and Matt Nichols at Sides Hardware and Shoes (the name is a nod to the historic building’s earlier life). They opted to cure their own bacon, with brother Matt claiming, “It took about seven or eight batches to get it where we liked it. We wanted it to be unique, and I think we did a good job of accomplishing that.” If their extrathick bacon steak isn’t enough for you, then there’s the Hammered Pig: fried pork loin gussied up with red cabbage, apple, and mustard-seed slaw. There’s more than pork: In summer their chilled soups include ultra-elegant ice-cream-like savory centers to swirl plus fish tacos that will make you think you’re closer to the Pacific than you are. There’s even quinoa with seasonal vegetables for the non-carnivorous. And, yes, grander things are still to come: The Nicholses will be opening at the refurbished Red Barn before next year’s Foodies. (2375 Alamo Pintado Ave., Los Olivos, 688-4820,

“If decadence itself could be served in a shot glass, the place to get it would be Arigato Sushi” is how this paper’s food editor Shannon Kelley recently described the esteemed sushi spot’s uniand-quail-egg shooter. “The Gold Shot is a mouthful of silken, oceanic indulgence whose flavor hits you like a wallop to the face.” Sure, it’s not for the faint of palate, but Arigato has been pushing our boundaries since 1983, in the days when it existed in a large closet facing the Victoria Court parking lot. It’s just as hard if not harder to get a table these days (reservations, please!?), but it’s not just about some bigcity buzz. The fish doesn’t get fresher in town or more artfully and creatively presented: the Pretty in Pink — smoked salmon, crab, avocado, burdock root, daiArigato Sushi’s inventive cuisine includes this mango ahi nigiri. kon sprouts, smelt roe, and cucumber — in its roseate soybean paper wrapper has aged much better than works of Molly Ringwald, John Hughes, and the Psychedelic Furs combined. You can’t hide with sushi, and Arigato’s stunning success has been an open secret for decades. (1225 State St., 965-6074,

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SAVE THE DATE City of Santa Barbara

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Saturday, October 12, 2013 / 9 a.m. -12 p.m. East Side Ortega Park (600 Block of Salsipuedes St.)

West Side Calvary Baptist Church (736 W. Islay) FREE pancake breakfast from 7:30-9:00 am

All equipment provided. Family festivities after the Clean-up at Ortega Park.

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by one of Rojas’s fine cocktails (you might know him from his other establishments Alcazar, Milk & Honey, or the Bourbon Room). You BYOB; eat dishes like baked sardines, tomato sauce, fennel, garbanzo beans, lemon zest, olive oil, and oregano; and leave feeling that you made a dozen fast friends.“The Alvaro Rojas (left) and Weston Richards are the team behind Spare Parts. main ingredient is the love for our craft with a good helping of tenacity and sprinkled with Santa Barbara is notoriously slow to bend to a bit of crazy” is how Rojas explains their food fashion, which is both a blessing — we modus operandi.“I would say that I have don’t suffer ridiculous trends like foams been successful because of my commitment — and a curse, in that our culinary scene to making great, innovative food, and never can seem pinched and provincial. Somehow Weston Richards, chef de cuisine, and Alvaro compromising my vision of what Spare Parts should be,” adds Richards.“I’ve always said I Rojas, production manager, brought food would rather go down in flames than comup to the moment and still made sure it was promise my vision. However, the support for just a good dinner party at heart with their pop-up dinners known as Spare Parts Bistro. what we are doing has been tremendous!” Each week, it’s five market-driven courses led (364-2715,

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Decades before farm-to-table was an idea, let alone a tired marketing mantra, the Isla Vista Food Co-op was supporting regional farmers like Tom Shepherd by selling their produce. The Co-op just celebrated its 40th anniversary with something unheard of: It crowd-sourced the down payment to buy its building. No one could sum this story up better than the Co-op’s current inspiring dynamo of a GM, Melissa Cohen, who says, “We look at our unique store as a vibrant and dynamic model of people-powered participatory activism that has, since day one, been a container of all things cocreated by the community that uses the Co-op as a

dynamic and evolving resource.” She speaks of “grocery carts as vehicles for social change” since dollars spent at the Co-op stay in the community and explains that the I.V. institution offers many classes, tours, and other programs to educate everyone where their food really comes from.“The real secret is when people realize that we’re not actually in the business of selling groceries,” Cohen says. “We’re in the business of creating, inspiring, and nourishing community.” And to be able to do so in the very transient college-town nature of I.V. is simply amazing. (6575 Seville Rd., Isla Vista, 968-1401,

Patrick Reynolds crafts his farm-to-bar drinks like a gourmet chef, with fresh produce leading the way.

I’ll see your farm-to-table, Patrick Reynolds might have said to the culinary world at large, and I’ll raise you one. With his weekly “Farmto-Bar” happy hours at the Wildcat — on Tuesdays, of course, when he scores fresh veg, herbs, fruit, jam, pistachios, and whatever else ignites his imagination at the Farmers Market on his way to the Kitty — Reynolds has taken it upon himself to single-handedly change the way Santa Barbarians get their cocktail on. He approaches his drinks the same way a chef might approach a dish, which is not terribly surprising when you consider that he attended SBCC’s Culinary Arts school and worked professionally as a chef for a while. This sensibility is evident in every component, as in the sugarmacerated ginger, lemongrass, cucumber, chile, and jasmine syrup used in his “Thai-phun,” or the corn-tortilla-infused vodka that made his “Hot Tamale” a drink we’re still talking about.“It sounds cheesy,” he says, “but lately I’m saying that I’m putting the spirit back into inspiration.” In addition to mixing up sophisticated drinks in the off-hours at the Wildcat, Reynolds

has taken his talents on the road, leaving his fingerprints on the best cocktail programs in town. And he just might be doing his thing behind a new bar in the near future. Watch this space for the scoop … (every Tuesday at Wildcat Lounge, 15 W. Ortega St., 962-7970, offer: Patrick Reynolds is offering a $5 cocktail through October every Tuesday at the Wildcat.

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Before ever taking on the title chef, Ron True began cooking in the early 1990s at SOhO Restaurant & Music Club when it was founded in a low-slung building on Victoria Street. During the next 15 years, True hopscotched through some of the world’s most famous kitchens — Judy Rodgers’s Zuni Café and Cindy Pawlcyn’s Bistro Roti in San Francisco, Tom Colicchio’s Gramercy Tavern and Danny Meyer’s Union Square Café in New York, not to mention six months of cooking in France — but then returned to his hometown of Santa Barbara in 2006 to work in catering. In April 2012, in the very same Victoria Street building where he launched his career, True opened his first restaurant with

After years in San Francisco, New York, and France, Ron True came home to open Arlington TTavern.

business partner Diego Barbieri, and Arlington Tavern has become a preferred eatery for many locals and visitors ever since.“It’s incredibly rewarding,” says True of the experience so far, which has been challenging due to construction on all sides for the past year.“This is the story I’ve been working hard to tell for some time: Local boy travels world and comes home to make good food for you. It’s great to have that hometown feel, and that’s what I love so much about Santa Barbara.” (21 W. Victoria St., 770-2626, offer: Arlington Tavern has an earlybird special 5-6:30 p.m. of an appetizer, entrée, and bottle of wine for two for $70.

It’s easy to assume hotel chefs sweep into a town on a global tour and keep moving. Not so with Alessandro Cartumini at the Biltmore.“This award is very unexpected as there are a lot of great chefs in Santa Barbara,” he too modestly says.“For me this is a very warm hug from the community. After only three years, this really feels like home. I love working with the local farmers, artisans, and winemakers and want to do more of it in the future.” Sure, there’s no room as romantic as Bella Vista in town, with Butterfly Beach just past the terrace and Hailing from Italy, Alessandro Cartumini found a happy home preparing five-star food at the Biltmore. the fireplaces going inside. But that spectacular setting is merely fregula clam stufato and baby gem lettuce. Cartumini a backdrop for amazing food so good it simply reads offers up imaginative dishes with an elegant, European as food porn — you don’t even need photos: roasted touch unmatched in the area. sweetbreads with royal-trumpet mushrooms, Madeira, (1260 Channel Dr., 969-2261, sage; Dungeness crab sweet corn gnocchetti with tarragon, spinach, leek vellutata; sea scallops with saffron santabarbara)


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If at first you don’t succeed, go to Mexico and ask your mom for a salsa recipe. That’s the story behind Alvaro Abrego’s creation of his chile de árbol and peanut salsa. “When I started selling tacos Jesús Gonzalez is one of the cooks behind the salsa and at events, the red tacos of Taquería La Colmena. salsa I had didn’t work while the green avocado one did,” says Abrego, who was in catering before opening his eatery on Milpas. He toned down the spiciness of his mother’s version a bit, but it remains an addictive, roasted deep-heat treat that tops Taquería La Colmena’s perfect street tacos, from lomito (a sliced pork-choppy one) to beef barbacoa to rajas where the cheese gets that gooey-fried browned treatment on its edges. While the tacos on their light yet flavorful house-made tortillas are the stars here, the alambre plates are a scrumptious mass of grilled goodness, and daily specials never fail to please, too, from huaraches to posole. Just remember whatever you order, it’s primarily a vehicle for that chile de árbol and peanut salsa. (217 N. Milpas St., 845-6970)

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Shoreline Beach Café manager Nelson Reyes (left) and general manager Enrique Hernandez are all smiles.

Everyone knows that there’s nowhere else in Santa Barbara where you can eat with your toes in the sand except for the Shoreline Beach Café, and according to co-owner Steve Marsh, who opened the once-infamous Sea Cove under its new name in 1994, it might be the only place in the whole state where you can do so with a mixed drink in hand. Indeed, the hard liquor was what Marsh figured would drive business, but due to the sand, it’s really become more of a spot for families, with parents able to actually relax at a restaurant as their kids play with the provided beach toys in the sand. “I never thought it would be that kind of restaurant, but it’s really turned out to be a place where my friends’ kids have pretty much grown up,” says Marsh, who lives on the Mesa and has been in the area for 36 years. “And now half of their kids are working here!” It also helps that the solid food, which ranges from Baja-style fish tacos to Hawaiian-inspired mahimahi with sticky rice, won’t break your bank. Says Marsh,“We really just try to serve good, clean food at a reasonable price. We’re the perfect place to come have a margarita and watch the kids on the beach.” (801 Shoreline Dr., 568-0064, offer: Shoreline Beach Café is offering free chips and salsa if you bring in a copy of this article through the month of October.




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As always, find the complete listings online at And if you have an event coming up, let us know about it by emailing /: Mutiny at The Brewhouse  Area singers and songwriters will be showcased by Mutiny Studios in this veritable musical variety show. pm. The Brewhouse,  W. Montecito St. Free. Call -.

FRIDAY 9/27 /-/: Los Alamos Old Days Celebration  This year’s theme is “Viva Los Alamos, Ranchos y Vino,” celebrated by residents and visitors alike all weekend. The celebration includes food, free performances, a classic car show, and a parade. Fri.: -pm.; Sat.: ampm.; Sun.: am-pm. Downtown Los Alamos, off Hwy.  and State Route . Free. Call -. /: Friday Night Flights: Cabernet Francs  Celebrate the harvest with a special pouring of a vintage wine, and observe the magic of winemaking firsthand. -pm. Carr Winery,  N. Salsipuedes St. $. Ages +. Call -.

/: AM & Shawn Lee  There are not many contemporary musicians who can be accurately classified as “space funk,” making these indie-revivalists a must-see for music fans who are looking to expand their horizons. pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club,  State St. $-$. Call -.

THURSDAY 9/26 /: Jazz at the Plaza  Grab some blankets and bring the whole family to this night of live jazz performed under the stars. Feel free to bring snacks, but if you like, you can leave that mess behind and just pay for a food (and wine) ticket at the plaza, with proceeds going to Angels Bearing Gifts. -pm. La Cumbre Plaza,  S. Hope Ave. Free-$. Call -. /: The Lumineers  Made famous by their infectious folk hooks and “heys” and “hos,” these

Coloradan minstrels have become one of this year’s hottest tickets. Bring shoes fit for foot stomping, and prepare to be Instagram’d. :pm. Santa Barbara Bowl,  N. Milpas St. $.-$. Call -. Read more on p. . /: Robert Rice Jr.  Rice will be discussing and signing his latest novel, My Summer on Haight Street. A story of “youthful exuberance,” the book explores themes of love and understanding, set in the Summer of Love of . pm. Chaucer’s Books,  State St. Free. Call -.

/: The Hedgehog  Presented as part of the Alliance for Living and Dying Well’s fall film series, this film depicting second chances for life and love is sure to stir a lively discussion following its screening. pm. Unitarian Society,  Santa Barbara St. Free. Call -. /: Area   S.B. rock heroes Area  have been setting ears ablaze since  and are showing no signs of slowing down. Their signature blend of funk, soul, Motown, and disco could turn even the grumpiest cats into dance-crazed felines. :pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club,  State St. $-$. Ages +. Call -. /: Soul Tree at Cold Springs Tavern  Soulful and rustic music, delivered to a small audience in one of Santa Barbara’s most enchanting and rustic settings — what’s not to like? -pm. Cold

Springs Tavern,  Stagecoach Rd. Free. Call -.

SATURDAY 9/28 /: nd Annual Day of Caring  A free breakfast kicks off this day of community service and outreach, as teams of volunteers from across the county gather to complete much-needed tasks and chores. am-pm. Page Youth Ctr.,  Hollister Ave. Free. Ages +. Call -.

/: Introduction to Beekeeping  This beginners’ class will introduce participants to the world of keeping bees, exploring the methods and the benefits of this ancient art. Veils will be provided. am-pm. Fairview Gardens,  N. Fairview Ave., Goleta. Ages +. $-$. Call -.

/: Montecito Trails Foundation’s Annual BBQ and Fundraiser  Hikers, bikers, trail runners, equestrians, and nature lovers of all kinds are invited to an afternoon of hiking, food, music, and MTF’s famous margarita bar, all in celebration and support of the area’s beautiful trails. am-pm. Montecito Valley Ranch, at the corner of Sheffield Dr. and Ortega Hill Rd. Free-$. Call -.

28 29 /-/: California Lemon Festival  Goleta’s zestiest citrus fest continues, complete with plenty of lemonade, food, and live entertainment. Bring family and friends (and lemons), and get into the not-so-sour spirit! Sat.: am-pm; Sun.: am-pm. Girsh Park,  Phelps Rd., Goleta. Free. Call -.

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/: th Annual Artwalk � The return of the beloved annual Artwalk is good news for art lovers citywide. Curated by Diane Waterhouse, this year’s show, Artists of Distinction, will feature works from Brian Blood and Matt Smith. am-pm. S.B. Museum of Natural History,  Puesta del Sol. Free-$. Call -. /: Garden Street Academy’s Sixth Annual Carnival and Music Festival � Live music, carnival games, food, and fun all make for a great family-friendly event. -pm. Garden Street Academy,  Garden St. Free. Call -. /: Flamenco Arts Festival  � This celebration of Hispanic culture and dance is highlighted by Jesús Carmona from Madrid and former principal dancer of the Ballet Nacional de España. :pm. Granada Theatre,  State St. $-$. Call -. /: Hemlock, Raised by

Wolves, and Eating Fear � Metalheads and headbangers rejoice, for these Las Vegas heavy-metal veterans bring tidings of “chugging riffs.” Famous for impassioned performances, Hemlock is sure to leave concertgoers smiling (and maybe a little deaf ). pm. Velvet Jones,  State St. $. Ages +. Call -.

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/-/: CityRace: Secrets of Santa Barbara � Set out on a clue-solving adventure through the city’s downtown historic district, where architectural treasures and mysterious secrets will be uncovered, along with vibrant art and culture. Don’t forget to reserve your spot early! Sat.: am:pm; Sun.: am-:pm. Alameda Park,  Santa Barbara St. $. Call () -.

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/: Taste of Milpas � This new food and drink festival will celebrate the best locations on S.B.’s historic Milpas Street. -pm. Various locations, Milpas St. $-$. Call - or visit /: SOL Food Festival � If your taste buds aren’t up to take on Milpas, the SOL Food

/: Land Shark Tour with the Creeks Division � Learn about efforts to protect and restore area creeks and watersheds on this tour upon the infamous Land Shark amphibious vehicle. :am. S.B. Parks & Recreation Office,  Laguna St. Free-$. Call -. Festival will celebrate its fourth year of promoting sustainable, organic, and local (SOL) foods in partnership with the Foodbank of S.B. County. am-pm. Plaza Vera Cruz Park,  E. Cota St. Free. Call - or visit

SUNDAY 9/29 /: Dance Workshops with Carmona and Esteban � Keep the Flamenco Arts Festival going with in-depth dance tutorials from Carmon and Esteban, who will

introduce dancers to several styles of movement. -:pm. Santa Barbara Dance Arts,  N. Calle César Chávez, Ste. . Free-$. Call -. /: Lawn Bowling and Tacos � What could be better? Toss some lawn bowls, and bear down on some tacos with the Community Counseling & Education Center, which will fundraise for its support of sliding-scale mentalhealth services in the community. pm. MacKenzie Park, State St. and Las Positas Rd. $. Call -.

JOHN ZANT’S GAME OF THE WEEK /: College Football: L.A. Valley at Santa Barbara City College � After several seasons under the lights, SBCC’s home games have returned to Saturday afternoons. So far, the Vaqueros have looked good in the sunshine, winning their first three games. Quarterback Jarred Evans threw four touchdown passes in last week’s - road win over Compton. Look for plays on both sides of the ball from twins Jacob Arnell, a receiver (two TD catches last week), and Zack Arnell, a free safety. L.A. Valley also brings a - record and a potent passing attack into this American Pacific Conference opener. pm. La Playa Stadium, Shoreline and Loma Alta drs. $-$. Call -.

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/: Preserving the Season: A Kinfolk Gathering  Celebrate the arrival of a new time of year by learning to can and preserve delicious foods, all in the comforts of a custom-built craft home and space. Noonpm. Private residence,  Tornoe Rd. $. Ages +. Call () -.


/: Monday Night Football  Can’t catch the games at home? No problem. Velvet Jones has your NFL needs covered this week and every week of the season, so head on down and get some pigskin action. pm. Velvet Jones,  State St. Free. Ages +. Call -. /: Writing College Applications  Seniors, stop stressing. We know college is just around the bend, but the library system has your back on the ins and outs of filing applications for higher learning. -:pm. Goleta Library,  N. Fairview Ave. Free. Call -.







/: The Mac Talley Trip CD-Release Party  Join the psych-Americana rock quintet and special guests Chris Zerbe, Monte Schultz, and Ted Hoagland Conspiracy to celebrate the kickoff of the MTT’s new album. pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club,  State St. $. Call -.








/: Empowerment Through Medical Rehabilitation  Adaptive skiing instructor Amanda Boxtel (pictured) will present to the Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation, sharing her inspiring story of athleticism alongside an Assistive Technology Fair. Boxtel, a paraplegic, was the first woman to test the groundbreaking Esko eLEGS prototype, which have enabled her to walk upright. Tech Fair: -pm; free. Presentation: -pm, $-$. Dinner and Panel Discussion: :-:pm; $. Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort,  E. Cabrillo Blvd. Call - x.
















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Fork at the Canary this weekend as it kicks off its weekly SingAlong Under the Stars movie series, running through October. Come dressed in your best leather jacket or poodle skirt for the costume contest! :pm. Canary Hotel,  W. Carrillo St. Free. Ages +. Call -. /: Alonzo King LINES Ballet  Ballet’s visionary monarch Alonzo King returns to S.B. for the th Anniversary Season with LINES, an internationally acclaimed celebration of the human spirit. -pm. Granada Theatre,  State St. $-. Call -. Read more on p. .

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4 | 11:00 am – 6:00 pm California Avocado Festival Linden Avenue, Carpinteria SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13 | 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Farmers Market – Camino Real Corner of Hollister Avenue and Storke Road, Goleta

Special clinic for people age 55 and up. Cost is $5. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2 | 9:00 am – noon Senior Expo at Earl Warren Showgrounds

/: Black Milk  Revolutionary experimental hiphop artist and producer MC Black Milk is in town straight from Motor City, bringing his No Poison, No Paradise tour to the stage for one night only. pm. Velvet Jones,  State St. $-$. Ages +. Call -.

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/: Walk and Train with the Physical Therapist  Senior citizens, stop stressing. Sansum Clinic has an easy way to glide back into regular exercise, where the best doctors and health professionals will help you gain mobility and stay active. :-pm. Sansum Clinic,  Pesetas Ln. Free. Ages +. Call -. /: Alan Alda: Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself  The M*A*S*H actor, director, and author will share asides from his varied life as a performer and artist to take a humorous look at his time on earth. pm. Granada Theatre,  State St. $-$ (includes dinner reception with Alda). Call -. Read more on p. .

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Photographer Michael Haber (right) and his two crewmembers (left) stopped for a minute while scouting locations for their current project, an “honest webisode” for Kay Jewelers titled “That’s So Gorge,” featuring model Kara Thoms (second from right). Haber is a professional photographer from New York, who recently moved to S.B. by way of L.A. His daughter Sophie (center) is a senior at Santa Barbara High School.

Elders Robison, Parrish, Trujillo, and Pentz (from left) pause on their rounds downtown while serving the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on their traditional twoyear missions. “My favorite part [of S.B.] is the diversity; it’s cool to see so many different people, different beliefs, and find things in common with them,” said Robison, who took time off from college in Utah to serve. “I like how everyone here is spiritual; they might not believe in God, but they are spiritual,” said Elder Pentz.

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It should come as no surprise that in the past decade, literature has become a neglected child thanks to the proliferation of technological gadgets. In an attempt to revive interest in reading, the S.B. Public Library has been hosting a citywide Big Read since 2002. Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts, the program consists of a showcase book and myriad events such as films, discussions, lectures, and essay contests to get community members engaged. This year, Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried is the star, and copies are available at all the public libraries. The Big Read runs Thursday, October 3 - Friday, November 8. Join in the kick-off event during 1st Thursday, October 3, 4-8 p.m., at the downtown library. For a schedule of all Big Read events, visit — MD

remember cutting my fingers on a handsaw when I was 4 years old,” said Bill Bolton, recalling one of his first woodworking experiences. “I remember telling my mom when I was about 10 that if I don’t get into veterinary school, I want to build dog houses for a living,” he continued. Bolton did get into vet school, but life eventually brought him back to woodworking. And his latest expression is a handcrafted, portable wood table he calls porTABLE. Bolton took a circuitous route to his current occupation as a custom woodworker. After a stint as a vet, circumstances beyond his control threw him down a different career path. “I joined Gore & Associates, which makes GORE-TEX,” he said. “They have a medical products division in Flagstaff, Arizona. So I got to do two things I wanted to do — I got to travel the world and help people.” During his time with Gore, he invented an artificial ligament for people’s knees. “I was in my element. I stayed there for 15 years, and I got to do what I love to do.” However, Bolton’s desire to work with wood remained, and by the early 1990s, he had quit Gore and started his own deckbuilding business. Always looking for ideas to make things more efficient, he developed a product for lashing down decks and keeping the screws hidden. But tired of mucking around in the dirt and a slowing deckbuilding market led Bolton to focus on his current portable-table venture. “My son came home from a concert and was telling me that this guy had a table set up and literally everybody who walked by stopped and asked him ‘Where did you get that table?’” Bolton said. “So I started checking around, and there are some companies that make them. You can get them anywhere from $40 on Amazon to $150. Most of them are made in China or Costa Rica, but to me there really wasn’t a table that was


TAGALONG TABLE: Bill Bolton’s handcrafted porTABLE is a perfect accessory for a day at the beach or a picnic in the park.

well built, made of good, sustainable material, and that was sturdy and quick and easy to put together.” Into his garage workshop he went, creating seven prototypes over the course of about six months before feeling satisfied with the product. “I’d look at it and think, no, that’s not going to work and [start over]. So this is the final one, and it’s pretty much right where I want it,” he said. The porTABLE is made from tongueand-groove bamboo flooring pieces; the tight fit of the wood makes for a solid noslat table surface. The legs are made from birch, and the cross braces from pine. “You don’t want to have a lot of loose parts like nuts and bolts and washers,” Bolton said. As such, porTABLE consists of just the four legs, two crossbars, and the table top. It’s easy to assemble, and the use of flexible polyolefin plates between the flooring pieces make folding it up a cinch. The whole thing weighs 8½ pounds and tucks nicely into a custom-made, durable green nylon bag that fits comfortably over your shoulder. With its clean lines and hardy structure, porTABLE makes for a nice accessory for a day at the beach or a picnic — Michelle Drown in the park.


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MODERN TWISTS ON CLASSICAL STYLE Inside Distinct Visions of Santa Barbara’s Cityscape


by Matt Kettmann

redictably beloved by dreamy-eyed tourists but frequently mocked by innovation-minded modernists, Santa Barbara’s official architecture of redtiled roofs and white-washed walls still rules the day, as any architect who tries to sneak a too-contemporary building past the city’s design review process will tell you. But as the upcoming annual tour through the city hosted by the American Institute of Architects will reveal, there’s increasing room for creative flexibility within the parameters of Spanish colonial revivalism — and, in some cases, bold examples of how modern design does indeed fit nicely, if at times almost secretly, into a somewhat homogenous cityscape. What follows are peeks at three homes on the ArchitecTours  that I got the chance to visit recently, but they are only a fraction of the 12 buildings on display as part of this year’s “Urban Living” theme. Among others to be explored are the 42-unit affordable housing complex Casa de las Fuentes, Antioch University’s new Anacapa Street campus,“The Loop” multistory, mixed-use development in the heart of Isla Vista, and a couple of spots in the Funk Zone.

Historically Perfect Remodel: 322 East Canon Perdido Street ARCHITECT: Peter Becker,

Predating the early 20th-century Spanish colonial revival — though certainly from a time that inspired the style — is this curiously laid-out brick cottage from the late 19th century, which feels much more like the old adobes of the California era. Though Becker and his “A team” of interior designer Randy Franks and landscape designer Eric Nagelmann put a lot of energy into relocating elements of the home, like the kitchen fireplace; adding chandeliers from as far away as Savannah, Georgia; incorporating bizarre plants; and updating to modern appliances, the home — which was expanded at one point by famed architect Lutah Marie Riggs and fea-

tured in Sunset magazine many decades ago — maintains a very authentic feel, as if nothing’s changed in centuries. “I like to make a place where, unless you were an architectural historian, you wouldn’t know for sure what was added or changed,” said Becker, who said the owner is a dream client, giving time and money to do it right, which has made the whole team happy. Recalling his mentor from decades ago, Becker explained,“It’s this old Charles More idea that you can tell the beauty of a building by the happiness of the designers.”

Starkly Modern New Construction: 411 East Carrillo Street

ARCHITECTS: James Gauer,; Ellen Bildsten

and Susan Sherwin,

Practical Yet Stylish Expansion: 2219 Chapala Street ARCHITECTS: Cass Ensberg and Tom Jacobs, ensbergjacobs

It’s easy to zoom right past what looks like a modest bungalow from the front, which is what this was before they expanded it ever so slightly to meet the needs of a growing family. “The house was cute as could be, but it was just too small,” said Ensberg. “It’s a typical Santa Barbara story.” Now it’s an urban retreat of sorts, with all the historic elements that give it charm — including decorative wroughtiron gates added by a former owner — but with Moroccan fixtures,“re-massaged” outdoor spaces, and updated features in the bathrooms and kitchen that make it comfortable for a family of four, plus one big dog. “We are all about taking old houses and, instead of scraping them down, finding a sensitive way of dealing with them,” said Ensberg, who has seen similar additions “ruin” a home. Added Jacobs,“The finesse is important.”

At first, this angular, two-story, starkly white-and-black home seems like a Manhattan penthouse that was dropped into downtown Santa Barbara, but slowly, a Mediterranean feel settles in, with olive trees, figs, rosemary, and lavender in the garden, and a cool, almost-Greek feel to the concrete walls. “It’s pretty contemporary, but very referential to a California architect named Irving Gill,” said Sherwin, who used that connection to convince the powers-that-be to approve the design, just a half-block away from the Pueblo Viejo design district. Homes like this might give Santa Barbara classicists a bit of a shock at first, but the lingering feeling is much more hopeful and creative, for these interesting and eco-functional buildings — this one has solar panels and radiant heating floors — are beginning to find a place in our red-tiled town. “It’s been a long time coming,” said Bildsten of the growing acceptance,“and we’re pretty excited to be a part of it.”


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Surf Lesson: A Wave Hello

’d like to tell you that I’d always wanted to surf. That I’d spent

decades on the shore, secretly longing to be out shredding tubes with the sun-kissed stick jockeys. It would be romantic to say it took 40 years to get me to climb onto a surfboard. But the truth is it took only two words: Champagne. Brunch. My son’s school organized a surf-lesson fundraiser with booze, breakfast, and a band of adventurous, surf-virgin moms. As a California native who’d never hung 10 — and whose arm needn’t be twisted to slurp mimosas with her toes in the sand — how could I say no? My surfing friends say there’s something spiritual about a day on the board. It’s meditation in motion. It’s prayer without words. So imagine my surprise when our instructor informed us that he was fresh off a tequila bender from the previous evening. He zipped us into wet suits (which offer a full-body SPANX effect that I rather enjoyed) and began a lecture about point breaks, riptides, offshore winds, and other facets of physics that I was still entirely too un-mimosa’d to care about. My attention ebbed and flowed like the tide, but I heard instructive blips like “zip up your ankles … squat low … no ballerinas … eyes on the beach … or you’re gonna nosedive …” We practiced popping up from our bellies to our feet while we were still on the sand. And then we hit the water. Can I tell you how badass we felt striding toward the surf with our boards hoisted over our heads — a dozen post-Gidget betties in neoby Starshine prene? In my head, it happened in slow motion with a bitchin’ funk soundtrack. Surfers say it’s peaceful out there email: on the ocean, when you’re bobbing on your board, waiting in silence for the next wave. I wouldn’t know. All I heard for two hours was the shrieking, hooting, and cackling of seaweed-flingin’ sistas. We screamed when we wiped out, we cheered when one of us stood up and rode to shore, and we laughed from salty start to foamy flipping finish. The teacher helped us get into position, shoved us into each barrel, and shouted reminders all the while: You got this. Now paddle! PADDLE! And pop up! On your feet! When the wave catches the back of your board, there’s an exhilarating, rocket-booster moment in which it’s 100 percent clear what’s going to happen next: You’re going to explode forward. The only question is whether you’ll get up — and how soon you’ll go down. I made it to my knees over and over again, only to be jettisoned each time into the drink, arms flailing and mouth open mid-scream. And then I recalled a snippet I’d heard on the shore: Eyes on the beach. When the next swell loomed, I paddled frantically, zipped my ankles together, caught the curl of the wave, popped up, squatted low … and locked my eyes on the sandy horizon. And just like that, I was surfing. I won’t lie to you: The mimosas were the best I’ve ever had — something about the sweet juice counteracting the lingering sting of saltwater on my lips and tongue. But it wasn’t the bubbly, or even the breakfast, that kept replaying itself behind my eyelids when I tried to fall asleep that night, exhausted and elated. It was the sudden wet zoom. The adrenaline surge of that now-ornever moment. The startling … Okay, the startling physics of cutting a lean blue streak through pounding white foam. I’m certainly no expert. But I finally understand why my surfer friends live and breathe by the board. Says one: “There’s only one other thing that makes me feel that good. And it doesn’t last as long.”


Starshine Roshell is the author of Wife on the Edge.

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Motorcyclist Gets Burned Fundraiser for Injured Daredevil Clint Ewing

anta Barbara’s motorcycling daredevil Clint Ewing continues to recover from severe burns that he suffered to his hands and back during an attempt to break the world record for riding through a tunnel of fire on August 7. To help Ewing pay for the costs of his recovery — estimated to exceed $50,000, and for which he has no health insurance — his friends and family are hosting a car and motorcycle show with raffle and barbecue on Saturday, October 5, at Nojoqui Falls Park. The stunt, which was held during the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota, was the second blazing-ring-of-fire ride for Ewing, who set the first world record for the feat in 2008. This time, however, Ewing says that the stunt was rushed by Guinness Book of World Records officials due to foreboding weather on the horizon, causing the tunnel to reach a firestorm of such hellish proportions that he couldn’t see a foot in front of his face. “By 10 feet in, I could only see 10 inches in front of my face,” said Ewing, whose professional riding career is more about the relatively slow-moving wheelies and tricks of street-bike freestyling.“I was wearing everything I needed to; PHOENIX COMPLEX: Clint Ewing crashed during his August it just got too hot. There’s nothattempt to break the world record for riding his motorcycle through ing you can really wear for 2,000 the longest tunnel of fire ever, and has been recovering from severe degrees.” burns to his hands and back ever since. “I feel like I hit the reset button Though disappointed, the everon my life,” said Ewing, who should be back in the saddle by the end of optimistic 32-year-old, who was the year. raised near Cold Spring School in Montecito, is still managing to look at the bright side. “I honestly don’t care too much Given the less-than-ideal conditions, many people about not getting the record,” said Ewing, who hopes have suggested that Ewing should have called off the to be back on a bike by the end of the year and should stunt that day.“It’s hard to be an athlete — I look at make a full recovery by next summer.“It put things challenges as an opportunity to get through, not to in perspective, and I learned a valuable lesson of realquit,” said Ewing. “I never even thought of it.” izing who’s in control of what’s going on. The mistake He’s also not thinking of filing any legal action turned into a nightmare, and at least I got out of it.” against the organizers either. “I’m not that kind of The nightmare unfolded when Ewing entered the guy,” said Ewing.“Someone probably could be held too-hot tunnel and then crashed through the side of accountable, but I signed up for it. I put my name it about halfway through. He walked away but was down on my piece of paper. I’m a man of my word.” soon rushed to a burn center in Los Angeles, where Ewing is even reluctant to ask friends and family he stayed for nearly two weeks getting treatment. for money to help with his medical bills.“I hate even Though not insured — finding insurance for his kind that idea,” he said.“But I could to suck up my pride.” of work is a little tough — Ewing had been saving Noble notions aside, Ewing’s determination in the money in a special account in case of an emergency, face of disaster is probably the most endearing part of but that was all spent during his first day at the hoshis saga. “I gotta come back and come back stronger,” pital. He’s been back in Santa Barbara for about three he said.“I feel like I hit the reset button on my life.” weeks now, running a grueling physical-therapy regimen every day and wearing “Michael Jackson–looking gloves” to heal. The Clint Ewing Benefit Car Doctors have said that his wounds should be and Bike Show is on Saturalmost invisible by this time next year.“For me, it’s not day, October 5, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., at Nojoqui Falls even about that,” said Ewing. “I make my career off my Park. Call 693-1311 or see for hands and my motor skills. I just have to keep doing more details. To donate to Ewing’s cause, visit my physical therapy. I almost feel 100 percent range of motion back.”


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elationships are infinitely important. Even the basic constituents of matter in this universe are, according to particle physicists, arranged in families of particles that stick together. There are also atomic relationships that matter in every cell in our bodies. These faithful relationships contribute to life-sustaining chemical reactions every second, without our conscious effort. Where would we be without hydrogen’s faithful relationship to oxygen and to carbon? But what about our human relationships? Have you ever taken a course to learn to be in human relationships? And what do we do when critical relationships become messy and out of control? Human relationships can be scary. They can also be sacred and transcendent, familial and communal, professional and organizational, loving and supportive. At best, human relationships are complicated and mysterious, and at worst, troublesome, traumatic, and even lethal. by Akivah So what are we to do with something so vital and yet so complicated? When our hearts break, where can we go and how do we handle the pain? Or when our hearts rejoice with sacred love, where do we go to share the wisdom brought on by falling and staying in love? Answers to these questions are perhaps the most important endeavors of our times. We need relationship intelligences at every level because relationships matter a lot. Relationships start wars. Relationships challenge our ecology and yet with shared intentionality could sustain it. Relationships begin and end marriages, and matters of the heart are vital to our families, our communities, and our nation, and even for our very survival. Below, I answer some readersubmitted questions about relationships.


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is more familial and familiar than the joy and is often an unconscious way. Break the cycle! Run to the kind and the sweet. Listen, and even tell yourself words of acceptance and love, and focus on how they make you feel. Small words can make a huge difference. This is all in our precious hands to change!

✒ Dear Akivah, After 20-30+ years, my sister and I agree that our husbands just make us crazy with how weirdly obsessive they get about strange stuff like the end of the world. They didn’t start out that way … did we develop more sense or did they lose theirs? — Anonymous ❥ Dear Anonymous, This is a great question! You say they did not start out that way — well, how did you all start out? Often, years of family life, work, and keeping it all together can rob our passionate hearts and shift our focus from love to what is wrong with the world or wrong with our spouses. When we are falling in love, the whole world looks rosy. Recapture your deep joy. What actions bring you peace, reduce your stress, and speak to your deep heart? Cling to these daily, and find your joy and peace again, and share in what brings your husband joy. Rekindle gentleness, kindness, and romance.

✒ Dear Akivah, How do you know if you have found “the one”? — Justin ❥ Dear Justin, Wow, Justin, that is a big question because we all want to know if we are with “the one.” Love is foundational, and if you do not love the person, run! Now really, we can fall in love with many people, but “the one” constitutes much more. It is a deeper love, one you cannot imagine living without. Sharing common values, faith, and lifestyles and having open communication are vital. But there is also another side. My husband and I were opposites in many ways, and we had to come up with a process to even decide on what movie to watch together. But there were always underlying ingredients — love, respect, prayer, and the big one, commitment. You find “the one” when you both agree to commit to life together as long as you both shall live. Be blessed, Justin, in your choosing “the one,” and write me and let me know how it goes!

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Beach Volleyball The Annual AVP Tournament Brings the Big Hitters to S.B.


by John Zant

SWITCHING SIDES: In 2012, Olympic Gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings (center) blocked a spike from opponent April Ross (right) at the AVP Women’s Finals at West Beach. This year, Walsh Jennings and Ross will play the same side of the net in their first match since becoming a team.

“April has all the ingredients — work ethic, attitude, skill set, and intangible qualities,” Walsh Jennings said this week.“She has no limitations. She’s a big girl with a little-girl mentality.” Kessy and Ross won last year’s AVP Santa Barbara crown — defeating an exhausted Walsh Jennings (then two months pregnant with her third child) and Nicole Branagh in the final — and they have been the most successful women’s team on the tour so far this year, but their breakup was planned well in advance and is apparently void of resentment.“Jen is going to slow down and plan a family,” Ross said.“Kerri and I wanted to get a little feel for each other before next year. We want to play in the last two Grand Slams [on the 2013 FIVB international beach tour] in Brazil and China.” Walsh Jennings is picking up speed after the birth of her daughter, Scout, last April. She also has sons Joey, 4, and Sundance, 3. She won the Manhattan Beach tournament last month with Whitney Pavlik and looks to raise her game to another level with Ross.“With our skill level and our desire, we’re going to be great,” Walsh Jennings said. Ross, 31, is more cautious about their prospects.“People are expecting perfection, but it will take time,” she said.“We’re going to have to battle. Everybody will be trying to prove themselves against us.” Adjustments will be necessary. For the first time in her career, the 6�3� Walsh Jennings will play on the right side of the court, ceding the left side to the 6�1� Ross.“It’s going to make a subtle difference, and I’m sure it’s going to frustrate the heck out of me at times,” Walsh Jennings said.“I want to incor-

porate new things and be the best player I can be.” She might soon become the winningest player. May-Treanor, a relentless competitor, retired as the all-time leader in women’s championships with 112 wins. She forged 104 of them with Walsh Jennings, who has 110 titles and counting. THE MEN’S OUTLOOK: Jake Gibb and Casey Patterson

will be shooting for their third and fourth consecutive titles this week. They won at Cincinnati and Atlantic City, and two weeks ago they took on Theo Brunner and Nick Lucena in the St. Petersburg (Florida) final when a vicious storm forced the cancellation of the match. It will be replayed Thursday at West Beach. Known as Team LDS, Gibb (a graduate of Utah) and Patterson (BYU) have stolen the thunder from the powerful pairing of Phil Dalhausser and Sean Rosenthal.“I was thinking Phil and Rosie would dominate, but it didn’t happen,” said Todd Rogers, who won a slew of tournaments, including the 2008 Olympics, with Dalhausser. “Jake is solid, and Casey has been the X factor.” Patterson has played with 16 different partners in AVP events. His 2012 sidekick was 7�1� Ryan Doherty, who was recruited by Rogers to replace Dalhausser this year. Rosenthal, who had a good seven-year run with Gibb — they won for the last time in Santa Barbara a year ago — ended their partnership to team up with Dalhausser. That brought Gibb and Patterson together. Rogers, the “Professor” from San Marcos High and UCSB, has had an up-and-down tour with Doherty, a former Notre Dame baseball pitcher who has only three years of experience in beach volleyball. “I haven’t played particularly well,” Doherty conceded last week. “It’s a long road. Hopefully it ends with me being a really good volleyball player.” Rogers admitted he was spoiled by the 6�9� Dalhausser, who has exceptional skills for a big man.“My body is holding up,” said Rogers, who turns 40 on September 30. “After the season is done, I’ll take a look at next year.” Lucena and Brunner are the Cinderella team of 2013. Lucena has been around a while, but the 6�7� Brunner had played only sporadically since graduating from UCSB in 2008. They have had three straight top-four finishes.“I didn’t expect it,” Lucena said. “Theo’s been blocking really well.” Doherty said the former Gaucho “apparently is filled with helium.” Brad Keenan, the husband of April Ross, reached last year’s Santa Barbara final with John Mayer. They’ll be back this week. Casey Jennings, who successfully wooed Kerri Walsh, will also be competing. There will be a qualifiers’ tournament Thursday to fill spots in the main draw. One of the most promising young teams is Santa Barbara native Jeremy Casebeer and Andy McGuire, a former UCSB libero. They tied Rogers and Doherty for seventh place at St. Petersburg. MORE ON THE WOMEN: Kessy will continue her career for

the time being with Pavlik. It could be interesting if they meet up with Ross and Walsh Jennings. The surprise team has been Emily Day and Summer Ross, who won the Cincinnati tournament and were runners-up at Atlantic City. Summer (no relation to April Ross) is a 20-year-old from Pepperdine who won the first collegiate women’s sand volleyball championship last year with Caitlin Racich of Santa Barbara. Former UCSB standout Brook Niles is slated to team up for the first time with Kim DiCello. Niles and Lucena are parents of a baby boy, Gunnar, born in April.

SAND, SURF, AND SPIKES: S.B. native Todd Rogers (right) hits the courts with his new partner, Ryan Doherty. Rogers won a slew of tournaments, including the 2008 Olympics, with his former partner Phil Dalhausser, who will compete against Rogers this weekend. ROBERT PATTERSON


ou’d think that Kerri Walsh Jennings has enough treasure to last a lifetime in three beautiful children and three Olympic gold medals. Think again. The 35-year-old volleyball star, known as “Six Feet of Sunshine,” is a fount of renewable energy. Not long after nabbing her third gold in London last year, Walsh Jennings set her sights on the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Her journey begins in earnest this weekend in Santa Barbara. Walsh Jennings has found a new partner in crime (bumps and kills) following the retirement of Misty MayTreanor. She is April Ross, who teamed with Jennifer Kessy to earn the silver medal in London. Ross will make her debut with Walsh Jennings on Friday, September 27, when the main draw of the AVP pro beach volleyball tournament at West Beach gets underway. The tournament will continue through Sunday.

A TALL ORDER: Sean Rosenthal — pictured soaring up for a kill at the 2012 AVP Men’s Finals — and his new teammate Phil Dalhausser are expected to make quite a powerful pairing at this year’s AVP.

General admission to the AVP tournament at West Beach is free. VIP seating, with shade and drinks provided, is available for $40 a day. Visit WHODUNNIT: Jill Gass and Frazer Hazlett of Santa Barbara’s BT cycling team did it in the eighth annual Hoodoo 500 Ultra-marathon Bicycle Race held in St. George, Utah.

Competing in the mixed 50+ two-person relay division, Gass, 57, and Hazlett, 47, scorched the roads in a record time of 29 hours, 16 minutes, smashing the old record by more than three hours. They averaged 17.7 mph while taking turns on a mountainous course that wound through three national parks and three national monuments. Keeping them safe and sound through wind, rain, and hail was a support crew led by Todd Mehl. For more sports, including a weekly highlight schedule, see

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Built to Last

The Wine Cask Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary


by Shannon Kelley


verywhere I go, I meet people that go,‘Hey, I worked for you,’ and I go,‘Hey, I remember you!’” says Doug Margerum, winemaker and founder/co-owner of Wine Cask restaurant, of how the plot for the upcoming Alumni Chef Dinner marking the Santa Barbara institution’s 30th anniversary was initially hatched. Inspired by these run-ins, Margerum and co-owner Mitchell Sjerven made a list of all the people who’d worked at the Wine Cask, and what they’re doing now. And the resulting tally was, Margerum says,“awesome.” Indeed, talk to a chef who’s worked in this town for any amount of time, and smart money’s on Wine Cask making an appearance on their résumé.“It’s sort of an incubator, a fertile ground for people to go off and do great things,” Margerum says.“So we thought it would be fun to have some of these people come back.” “Fun” will likely prove an understatement. The celebration, which will take place next Monday, September 30, will be a serious treat for foodies and oenophiles alike. The night will begin with a courtyard reception, where chefs — including Alex Castillo of El Paseo, David Cecchini of Cecco Ristorante, Steven Giles of Sage & Onion Café, Cynthia Miranda of Succulent Café, Greg Murphy of bouchon santa barbara, and Jeremy Tummel of Pebble Beach Resorts — will serve small bites reminiscent of their favorite Wine Cask dishes, along with tastes inspired by what they’re currently doing professionally. And, because this is Wine Cask, where the wine has always shared top billing with the cuisine, alumni winemakers will be on hand, as well. Among them are Seth Kunin of Kunin Wines and AVA Santa Barbara, Steve Clifton of Palmina and Brewer-Clifton, Aaron Watty of Big Tar Wines, and Graham Tatomer of Tatomer Wines. (Margerum recalls one couple who came in regularly — baby in tow — when he first opened the restaurant.“Then, several years later, there was this new expediter

in the restaurant,” who turned out to be that baby, Graham Tatomer, all grown up. “That’s when I realized I’ve been at this for a looooong time,” he says with a laugh.) After the reception, guests will move into the dining room for a two-course dinner, consisting of a trio entrée plate followed by a dessert two, prepared by current Wine Cask chef Brandon Hughes and pastry chef Rosie Moot — which Margerum will pair with some library selections of his own label, Margerum Wine Company. Indeed, it has been a long — and not entirely drama-free — run. Founded in 1981 in part by Margerum and his family, the business was sold by Margerum to L.A. entrepreneur Bernard Rosenson in 2007, who was ousted by the building landlords in what became a somewhat contentious — and certainly much gossiped-about — battle just two years later in 2009. At that point, Margerum — along with onetime employee Sjerven and some silent investors — regained ownership. But, talking to Margerum today, it seems he thinks of that incident as but a blip. I ask if he ever thought he’d see this day, given all that went down. “You never think it’s going to happen,” he says. “You start off so innocently, just having fun and working hard, then all of a sudden, it’s 30 years. When I started, I never dreamed we’d be [celebrating 30 years]; my vision was just to make good food and good wine and have a place that made people feel at home.”


Wine Cask’s 30th Anniversary Alumni Chef Dinner takes place Monday, September 30,

6 p.m. It’s $75 per person; seating is limited to 70 guests (but, Margerum promises, this is only the first in a series). For reservations, call 966-9463. COURTESY FOUR SEASONS


There’s a New Truck in Town


he food truck concept has clearly grown up. Starting next Monday, September 30, be on the lookout for a new truck, one with seriously upscale pedigree: Yep, with eight destinations spanning three states and an itinerary of more than 1,000 miles, the first-ever Four Seasons Food Truck will be tooling around Santa Barbara during the next week. And the grub promises to be delicious. Expect a street-food-styled menu with gourmet Californian and Italian influences: There’ll be CONT’D P. 50 >>

t’s not just our farms and vineyards that make Santa Barbara such a locavore’s paradise — it’s our rich waters, home to some of the world’s best seafood. And so, as part of the S.B. Conference & Visitors Bureau’s (SBCVB) monthlong Epicure promotion — presented in conjunction with the S.B. Maritime Museum (SBMM), the American Institute of Wine and Seafood (where does one sign up to join this institute, please?), and the Ty Warner Sea Center — these tasty critters of the sea will get their time in the spotlight, while area chefs, fishermen, and scientists will get … geeky. Each installment of the three-part series will feature a different catch: Fisherman and seafood producers will speak about their harvest; scientists and experts will offer insight. Then, a local chef will throw down, demo-ing how to prepare it. Finally, guests — mouths undoubtedly watering — will taste it. (Before you ask: Yes, there will be wine.) Behold, the deets: October 2’s delight will be rock crab: Presenters will include local crabber Rick Gutierrez; author and historian Mick Kronman. Chef James Sly of Sly’s Restaurant in Carpinteria will demo how to prepare this succulent treat. On October 16, uni will star: Uni diver Bill Hooten will speak, followed by UCSB Hofmann Lab marine biologist Dr. Pauline Yu. Then Chef Justin West of Julienne Restaurant will have his way with the gooey gonads. (Did you know that’s what you’re eating when you eat uni? You do now. … Um, sorry about that.) October 23 will feature mussels: Bernard Friedman of S.B. Mariculture, Doug Bush of Cultured Abalone, and UCSB Hofmann Lab marine biologists Dr. Gretchen Hofmann and Dr. Morgan Kelly will speak about the mollusks, while Chef Michael Hutchings of Michael’s Catering will turn the little critters into dinner. — SK

4·1·1 I BRAKE FOR LUNCH: Catch the Four Seasons Food Truck while it’s in Santa Barbara.

Events are held at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Way, at 7 p.m. Tickets to each presentation are $20 for SBMM and American Institute of Wine and Food members and $30 for nonmembers. The series of three can be purchased for $50 by members and $75 by nonmembers. For info, call 962-8404 x115 or visit

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panini and wraps, BBQ short ribs with smoked mozzarella and arugula, a quinoa-based veggie burger, fries, salads, and desserts for lunch. For breakfast, look for items including a ham-and-cheese Monte Cristo; a bacon, burrata, and basil croissant egg sandwich; grilled veggie quiche; and a breakfast burrito with chorizo, fried jalapeño, and avo … And the truck’ll rework its offerings during a couple of appearances as a nod to Octoberfest, with items like smoked bratwurst with Brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes, beef goulash, and sausages and schnitzels (all the better to enjoy with Telegraph’s  Ale, brewed exclusively for the Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara). But don’t let the fancy origin fool ya — the prices are what you’d find at any food truck. (Read: cheap!) Here’s where to find it: Mon., Sept. 30: Outside the Coral Casino at Butterfly Beach,

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Tue., Oct. 1: Deckers headquarters, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.;

Coral Casino at Butterfly Beach (Octoberfest menu), 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Wed., Oct. 2: West Beach, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Thu., Oct. 3: st Thursday at Santa Barbara Historical Museum,

5-8 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 4: Telegraph Brewing Company (Octoberfest menu), 5-9 p.m. Sat., Oct. 5: Santa Barbara Farmers Market at Antioch (breakfast

menu), 8-11:30 a.m.; Oreana Winery, 3-8 p.m.

Sun., Oct. 6: East Beach at Cabrillo Arts Pavilion (breakfast and lunch

menu), 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Share a photo of the truck or your food on Instagram using the hashtag #FSTasteTruck and the hotel’s handle @FSSantaBarbara to score a free drink at Bella Vista (redeemable by showing your server the photo by Oct. 31). A portion of all proceeds will go to Chefs to End — SK Hunger.




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flying goats and trendsetting bubblers How Norm Yost’s Pinot Fascination Led to Sparkling Wines


by Matt Kettman

n the late 1970s, when Norm Yost left his hometown of Mill Valley to start college at UC Davis, no one could have predicted that the beer-drinking football player would, nearly 30 years later, become the first in Santa Barbara wine country to produce a steady line of sparkling wines.“I like to think that we set the trend,” said Yost, explaining that, while at least one S.B. winery had done a sparkler in the past, his Goat Bubbles — produced in Lompoc under his Flying Goat Cellars label — is the first one to stick. And the public immediately responded, said Yost, explaining,“People were banging on the door for it.” The road to the first release of Goat Bubbles — the 2008 vintage of which hit the market in 2009 — was certainly a circuitous one, from the first taste of his college roommate’s 1979 chardonnay to early days in the cellars of Napa and Sonoma to stints in Oregon and Australia to his landing in the Sta. Rita Hills at Foley Winery in 1998. It wasn’t until 2008 that Sean Larkins of Vino Divino on De la Vina Street wondered aloud to Yost what made his brand stand out on the shelf.“The light came on,” recalled Yost, immediately appreciating how the cool climates of the Sta. Rita Hills and Santa Maria Valley boasted perfect bubbly potential.“We have high acidity, low sugars, and great flavors.” Those are the same exact characteristics that led Yost to found Flying Goat as a pinot house in back in 2000. The funky name is a reflection of how many winemakers name brands after their children. Yost doesn’t have any, so he chose the next closest thing.“I had pygmy goats that were my pets and lawnmowers,” said Yost, “and they used to jump off the house.” In 2004, he left Foley to pursue Flying Goat full-time, and the timing could not have been more fortuitous.“Sideways came out that year,” said Yost of the film that changed Santa Barbara wine country and American-made pinot forever.“You couldn’t make pinot fast enough.” Today, the winery remains predominantly a study of both place — with single-vineyard expressions from historic vineyards like Sierra Madre and Nielson as well as from extreme sites such as Salisbury near Avila Beach — and clone, with current bottlings of A and Dijon from Rio Vista Vineyard. All pinots are picked early to show off the region’s vibrant acidity, which makes his wines more

Y SPARKLE ME: Norm Yost’s Flying Goat Cellars is the regional leader in bubbly wines. “You can make any wine sparkle,” said Yost, “but can you make a good one?”

food-friendly and better for aging. “A lot of winemakers say we’re acid heads,” laughed Yost, who eventually enlisted the white-wine pinot gris to his lineup in 2005 and the more affordable county blend label YNOT? as well. But the biggest buzz remains his Goat Bubbles sparklers, specifically the texturally focused blanc de blanc (made from chardonnay grapes) and blanc de noir (from pinot noir) as well as the more fruit-driven sparkling rosé (from pinot) and crémant (from pinot blanc). They can all be sampled at the new Bubbles Bar inside Flying Goat’s Lompoc Wine Ghetto tasting room, where you can better understand why grapes for sparkling wines are picked so early — they undergo two fermentations, so there is a lot of backward math — and why the process is so laborintensive.“Everything is hand-riddled here, hand-dosaged, and hand-bottled,” said Yost. Looking to next spring, Yost was instrumental in bringing the World of Pinot Noir (WOPN) to Bacara Resort & Spa for its 14th annual exploration of the beloved, temperamental grape in March 2014. “I don’t think we were getting stale, but we didn’t want it to get stale,” said Yost of the 13 years it was held at The Cliffs Resort in Pismo Beach, where he admits that there was “some disappointment” at the move. Bringing the event to Goleta takes it closer to the many attendees who come from Los Angeles and puts it much closer to the Sta. Rita Hills, which were celebrated so much in Sideways, whose 10th anniversary is next year.“It will be like a campus,” said Yost, president of WOPN.“You’ll be at the University of Pinot Noir.” And you’ll also see how many others are starting to produce bubbly wines, a trend that’s growing exponentially each year, to which Yost offers a bit of a challenge. “You can make any wine sparkle,” he explained,“but can you make a good one?”  


Norm Yost and Flying Goat Cellars

(tasting room: 1520 E. Chestnut Ct., Unit A, Lompoc; 736-9032; are featured at the upcoming BYOB dinner at Max’s Restaurant & Cucina in Santa Barbara on October 2. See for tickets.

ou’ve gotta feel for the folks working the new Foley tasting room at the Bacara. After all, the Foley Family Wines portfolio includes 15 producers from some of the most prime appellations in the world, from the Sta. Rita Hills to Napa, Washington State to New Zealand … amounting to hundreds of bottles. That’s a lot of tasting notes to keep straight and at the ready for curious — or merely thirsty — hotel guests, locals, and members of the Foley Food & Wine Society (FFWS) who stop HIGH SOCIETY: The Bacara’s new in the brand-spanning tastFoley tasting room (top) features ing room for an afternoon hundreds of wines from the of continent-crossing wine portfolio spearheaded by patriarch tasting, all in one place. Bill Foley (above). Opened in June, the Foley Food & Wine Society Experience at Bacara, as the tasting room is officially dubbed, is part of the FFWS, a kind of meta-wine club/concierge service for the trappings of a truly luxurious lifestyle: Members score specials at and invites to wineries, inns, golf courses, restaurants, and more, as well as the standard wine-club-type discounts. Located right next to the main entrance to the resort’s lobby, the room is a beaut, with cozy seating, a spacious bar, and hundreds of bottles lining the walls. It’s a showpiece for sure — in fact, it’s the first brick-and-mortar FFWS location — but the official launch party for the Wine Society, which will take place at the Bacara this Saturday, September 28, will feature so many vintners pouring their wines that the gathering cannot possibly be contained in the lovely tasting room and will take over the ballroom instead. The afternoon-long event will feature a selection of Foley Family Wines, from wineries including Kuleto Estate, Chalk Hill Estate, Sebastiani, Lancaster Estate, Firestone Vineyard, Foley Estates Vineyard & Winery, and Eos Estate Winery, as well as tastings of some ultra-premium wines unavailable anywhere else and chef stations with bites designed to pair with the wine, prepared by Miró Chef de Cuisine Johan Denizot and The Bistro Chef de Cuisine Chris Turano. A portion of the proceeds will go to the nonprofit Santa Barbara Culinary Arts group and their Julia Child endowment for scholarships at — SK SBCC’s Culinary Arts school.


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FRINGE BENEFITS SHOWCASE FILM SERIES BRINGS INDEPENDENT MOVIES TO S.B. Every winter, the Santa Barbara International Film Festival provides area cinephiles with two weeks of non-stop, high-quality, innovative film programming. But what about the rest of the year? Well, starting this October, the fest — in conjuncture with Metropolitan Theatres — is bringing a weekly dose of independent cinema to our neck of the woods. It’s called the Showcase Film Series, and it’s scheduled to take over the Plaza de Oro Theatre every Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. “We’ve always wanted to do this,” said SBIFF director Roger Durling.“There are so many great films that don’t make it here — indies, documentaries, film-festival fare

— that people have to drive to L.A. to see.” Starting October 2 with Pedro Almodóvar’s I’m So Excited, Showcase will aim to unite the S.B. film-loving community, as well as create a space for quality, lesser-known films to grace the big screen. “There are voracious film lovers out there,” said Durling, who expressed his excitement for October 16’s offering, The Act of Killing. “It’s dark, but it’s also funny and spellbinding and gorgeous and sickening and entrancingly beautiful — it will change the way you see life.” For more info on the Showcase Film —Aly Comingore Series, visit


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Brooklyn electro-pop duo Holy Ghost! returns to the fold with the release of their second studio album, Dynamics. Nick Millhiser and Alex Frankel of Holy Ghost! use a variety of instruments — violin, drums, bass, percussion, synthesizers — to create an upbeat and feel-good album that has the ability to bring out the groovy side in all of us. Lead single “Dumb Disco Ideas” combines synth with drums and bass for an eight-minute funk fest. Some tracks start strong, like the hook-laden “Okay,” while others, like “I Wanna Be Your Hand,” start slow and worm their way to a catchy disco-inspired beat. And there are guest stars, too, including Neon Indian’s Alan Palomo and former LCD Soundsystem singer/keyboardist Nancy Whang. As a whole, Dynamics lives up to its title thanks to a catchy blend of vintage sounds with modern effects, making for an album that’s both a step forward and a mustlisten. Holy Ghost! plays at Velvet Jones on Friday, October 18, as part of the New Noise Music Festival. Visit for info. — Rachel Cabakoff




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FILM FEST ON EAGLE’S WINGS On the unfortunately common topic of everyday human ignorance leading to epic environmental disasters, few examples are starker than how the use of the pesticide DDT nearly wiped out the bald eagle, today a poignant symbol of our nation in more ways than one. But the eagle’s return to the Channel Islands — where it was completely eliminated — is also a powerful story of how we as humans can also correct the CHANNEL ISLANDS DOC uninformed wrongs AND MORE AT of past generations, FORESTWATCH with the help of EVENT science, technology, and decades of dedication. Today, more than 60 eagles fly over the islands, with a number of successfully nesting pairs on Catalina, Santa Cruz, Anacapa, and Santa Rosa. “Things are looking extremely positive for the future of bald eagles on the Channel Islands,” said Kate Faulkner, who has overseen natural resources at Channel Islands National Park since 1991. “We think they are going to be self-sustaining.” This groundbreaking recovery is the topic of the engaging and slick 13-minute documentary Return Flight, which is just one of nine films being shown this Saturday, September 28, as part of the 11th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival that Los Padres ForestWatch is bringing to the Marjorie Luke Theatre. Also on the bill are films about carnivores, African glaciers, alpenglow, and getting kids and seniors out to nature. On the forefront of the bald eagle’s recovery program almost since it began in the mid-1980s, Faulkner is proud of the results, which show that humans can indeed reset nature in certain circumstances. “We have been able to show that, if you have a lot of knowledge about how the ecosystem functions, you can understand what changes you need to make in order to better restore and protect the natural balance,” she explained. “With that case information, you can find the partners and the funding and develop the projects that can make a difference.” The Wild & Scenic Film Festival comes to the Marjorie Luke Theatre as a benefit for Los Padres ForestWatch on Saturday, September 28, at 5:30 p.m. Visit for tickets. — Matt Kettmann

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CURATED COLLECTIONS: Chris Silva’s Hollister Avenue thriftshop project is brimming with secondhand finds both pedestrian and unexpected.

Thrift-Shop Art by Charles Donelan

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WITH A BROOM: Studio visits are often memorable because they allow a peek behind the scenes at the setting for the creative process. I’ll never forget a short film I saw many years ago about the sculptor Claes Oldenburg. For Oldenburg, whose work reimagined household objects as oversized, often soft versions of themselves, the studio was a large loft space with almost no furniture. The center of its wooden floor was bare, and arrayed along the walls were dozens and dozens of objects that he had collected. Working out his ideas typically involved scanning the array with a broom in his hands. When something caught his eye, he’d sweep it to the middle of the room, then push it around a bit, or tip it over with his toe. Watching this process on television at a friend’s house as a teenager, I was riveted, but when grandma came in the room and saw what was so interesting, she of course had the last word —“You want to watch someone sweep? I can show you that any day!” Yes, Nana. I was reminded of this youthful epiphany just last week when I visited artist Chris Silva’s new thrift-shop project at  Hollister Avenue, Suite C, in Goleta ( Tucked away off the parking behind the 99 store, it’s about as low profile as storefronts can get, but once inside, there’s a delightful sense of expansion in the realm of the senses, and in that of the mind. Silva, a recent graduate of the UCSB MFA program, has an eclectic curatorial sensibility, and in this hybrid of a thrift shop and an art space, he’s crossed that with all the energy and persistence of an obsessive craigslist connoisseur.“I was looking for studio space after I finished the MFA program,” Silva told me,“and I also had all this stuff that I’d been collecting on craigslist and on Etsy, and I was trying to sell some of it on eBay, but I could only move about 5 percent of what I had accumulated that way.” Looking around the store, I notice that, along with the usual thrift items such as clothing, dishes, and appliances, there are other unexpected things, like dozens of nearly full bottles of expensive perfume, or a half dozen new-looking flat-screen computer monitors. On closer inspection, certain of the usual thrift suspects, like books and DVDs, bear evidence of the curator’s hand at work. The books are mostly good (e.g., The Collected Poetry of Robert Frost) or at least useful (Small Engine Repair), and the DVDs include movies by great directors like Ang Lee, John Carpenter, Carl Franklin, and John Frankenheimer. “But where’s the art?” you may well ask. And that seems to be at least part of the point. Silva belongs to a new generation of artists who have gone through art school during the recession, and part of his aesthetic is to live and create in a sustainable way. Yes, he’s got a studio on the premises, and he continues to put together his idiosyncratic work there, but the emphasis for now is on the store’s capacity to add value to the lives of other artists, as well. “I’m not interested in having unpaid interns,” Silva told me. “I’m aiming to staff the place at least at minimum wage. I like being an artist in the thrift district, and I plan on keeping the whole ‘boutique’ thing out of what I’m doing here.” ONE MORE WEEKEND: … to see Heidi Lender’s joyful, sophisticated, and thoroughly contemporary photography at wall space gallery on Yanonali. Lender swept through town on a recent Friday and left a whole wall of brilliant, inspired new work in her wake. ■



Masters of Bluegrass Featuring Del McCoury, Bobby Osborne, J.D. Crowe, Bobby Hicks & Jerry McCoury thu, OCt 3 / 8 PM / uCsb CAMPbELL hALL

“Don’t ever let it be said darling, that what I do don’t bring me joy… I’m a guitarpicking, bluegrass-singing, never-grow-up boy.” – lyrics by Del McCoury with Harley Allen NOISEMAKERS: Joseph Beck is surrounded by his fellow cast members from Circle Bar B’s Noises Off.

Noise and Poise Noises Off. At Circle Bar B Dinner Theatre, Sunday, September 22. Shows through October 27. Reviewed by Joseph Miller


or its season finale, Circle Bar B has surpassed its previous show, the zany golf farce The Fox on the Fairway by Ken Ludwig, with the even loonier Noises Off by Michael Frayn.“Noises Off,” said producer and actress Susie Couch, “is Fox on the Fairway on steroids!” But this dedicated and able cast handles the extra amperage well and turned in an impressive performance on the first Sunday matinee of a six-week run. Noises Off is a notoriously demanding show, with each actor playing several layers of roles at once. The play opens with a touring theater struggling through the dress rehearsal of an English farce, Nothing On, with all the revolving-door confusion, dropped trousers, and women’s underwear that one might expect. Later, we see the same act a few weeks into the tour — from the backstage perspective — as personal relationships between the actors have grown and devolved. Finally, we witness the last dread performance of the tour. Innovative set designs by William York Hyde and adaptive direction by Miller James allow the staging of Noises Off — usually performed on a splitlevel set — to work in the low-ceilinged barn theater at the Ranch. But it is the compelling characterizations and the physical humor of the actors that really make this show. Tiffany Story turns in a terrific performance as the melting Dottie, who finds perverse glee in everyone’s misery by the end. Katherine Bottoms does a fine job as the self-involved airhead Brooke, while Susie Couch is wonderful as Belinda, the ever-chipper mediator (until she’s crossed and within arm’s reach of a fire axe). Joseph Bottoms is very funny as the conflicted, neurotic Frederick while George Coe plays a convincing Garry, a man whose strong convictions outpace his ability to complete a sentence. But one performance that was especially captivating for me, delightfully nuanced and brilliant, was Robert Higbee as the aging and drink-prone Selsdon. Completing the cast are the fine presences of Jean Hall, William York Hyde, and Joseph Beck (who alternates with director Miller James in the role of Lloyd). The outrageous complexity that develops in the backstage scene reminds one of a set of Beethoven’s variations — the original theme continues to run apace, but now there are intervals and ornaments to juggle. We witness the same entrances and exits and hear the same dialogue, but now pantomimed before us are several high-urgency dramas involving romance, envy, drink, and ego that toe the actors to the edge of walk-out. Noises Off is definitely a show for anyone who’s ever been a theater insider and needs a good cathartic laugh at their craft. The stage direction “Noises off ” calls for commotion backstage; this play’s central question is just how much commotion can take place backstage before it spills forward. Yet it is also a loving tribute to misplaced props, missed entrances, and the anxieties of a looming opening.

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October 4 – November 1, 2013

The Social Dance Show Goes On by Elizabeth Schwyzer



ancers above all other artists should be masters of change. After all, dance makes an art out of movement, and what is movement but change over time? Yet dancers are also human; though they may embrace change, they also find it difficult. Over the course of the past year, Santa Barbara’s social dance community has faced a significant shift, as the future of its most popular annual performance was thrown into doubt. Between 2000 and 2012, the Santa Barbara Dance Alliance (SBDA) presented an annual social dance showcase known as BASSH. The title was an acronym — Ballroom, Argentine Tango, Swing, Salsa, and HipHop — as well as a promise of explosive energy. BASSH drew together dancers and choreographers from a wide spectrum of regional studios, dance styles, and levels of expertise. Generally held at the Lobero Theatre each spring, BASSH routinely brought down the house, which was packed with BAILAMOS: BASSH dancers Felipe Castaneda and Bailey jubilant friends and supporters. Carillo strike a pose as part this weekend’s upcoming ode to Like so many organizations, community dance. SBDA has had to reassess its mission in recent years, due to a changing economy and a shifting community. Last year, Though the show is no longer produced by SBDA, both the alliance — an umbrella organization whose mission past and present directors of the organization are in full is to unite dance artists and resources — began to talk support of Curtis’s mission. Julie McLeod, former SBDA seriously about scaling back their program of showcases director and founder of the arts mentorship nonprofit Art in order to focus more on behind-the-scenes support. Without Limits, remembered Curtis’s initiative in launchIn April 2013, SBDA tried a new approach, renaming ing BASSH and praised his “charm and expertise in social BASSH “Synergy” and focusing on pairing professional dance.” Art Without Limits has provided fiscal sponsorchoreographers from different genres to cocreate hybrid ship for the show. Current SBDA executive director Sheila Caldwell also made her backing clear. “Santa Barbara performances. Meanwhile, some of those who had participated in Dance Alliance fully supports Derrick in his dedication to BASSH over the years resisted the changes. Hector San- keep the spirit of BASSH alive and thriving,” she said.“We chez, a Latin dancer, choreographer, and instructor at hope the passion he brings to this well-loved social dance the Santa Barbara Dance Center (SBDC), had his first showcase will continue to inspire and entertain our comperformance onstage at BASSH and felt sorry to see that munity for years to come.” opportunity vanish. Derrick Curtis, one of the founders With active support from SBDA and Art Without Limof BASSH and a longtime social dance instructor and its, Curtis feels confident this won’t be BASSH’s last stand. performer, was determined to see the showcase survive. To him, this show is all about inclusion, bringing people Together with other dedicated participants, including together to experience the joy and connection that social Sanchez, Lauren Breese, and Kara Stewart, Curtis went to dance affords. To that end, he has subtitled the production work planning a new life for BASSH. “The Art and Soul of Social Dance.” Following the closing This Friday, September 27, BASSH returns in its origi- night’s show, audience and cast members will gather at nal incarnation: an evening of dance performances from SBDC’s studios for a community dance party, featuring a social dance studios and fitness programs across the city. range of music and styles. Ultimately, Curtis hopes, BASSH Included on the program are six companies, 16 works, and will encourage those who’ve never performed before to over 60 performers in genres ranging from hip-hop to consider taking the stage. musical theater, tap to waltz, and foxtrot to West African dance. Among the groups featured are Justbaila! Latin BASSH hits Center Stage Dance Company, which will perform a contemporary Theater (751 Paseo Nuevo) paso doble; Fusion Dance Company with hip-hop; and Friday, September 27, at Estrellas Unidas Dance Team, which will blend salsa and 7 p.m. and Saturday, September 28, at bachata. Panzumo Rhythm, Song & Dance will close out 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Call 963-0408 or visit the show with rousing African drumming and dancing. for tickets and info. “I didn’t want to let BASSH go a year without being Following Saturday night’s show, there will produced,” explained Curtis, who had to hustle to draw be a post-performance dance party at together a group of performers dedicated to rehearsing Santa Barbara Dance Center at 9 p.m. during the summer months for the September show date.

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Call For Entries 2013:

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THE KING OF MUSIC AND MOVEMENT Alonzo King Returns to Santa Barbara by Elizabeth Schwyzer



he new season of dance at UCSB Arts & Lectures kicks off next week with a company that’s got strong Santa Barbara ties: Alonzo King LINES Ballet. Now based in San Francisco, King spent his teen years here on the Central Coast and danced with Santa Barbara Ballet before going on to study and perform in New York. He founded LINES more than 30 years ago, and the company has developed an international reputation for sleek, contemporary ballet choreography and worldclass performers. Last in town in 2004, they return on Wednesday night with two ensemble works from the recent repertory: “Resin” (2011), which explores Sephardic musical traditions, and “Meyer” (2013), set to a commissioned score by celebrated composer and double-bassist Edgar Meyer. Last week, King spoke to me about finding humanity in dance, as well as the inextricable link between music and movement.

You work in close collaboration with your dancers. What do you look for in a performer, and how do you know when you’ve found it? You look for people who are dancing their consciousness. We dance who EN POINTE: Alonzo King LINES Ballet brings 2011’s we are, sing who we are, talk who we are, and “Resin” to life at the Granada Theatre on October 2. exhibit who we are by our actions. In someone’s voice you hear a lot about who they are. You can There is a huge belief in sports and even social dance hear whether they are angry, self-righteous, vain. A lot of heart and mind are embedded in voice. You get a similar in our communities, but theatrical dance is really sufsense when someone auditions. You can see when people fering. It has been ripped out of our education. Art has are imitating, when they’re self-conscious, looking for a become elitist because it’s a thing of choice and therefore reward, or posing. You can also see when they are inebri- is about who can afford it. In America in particular, people ated by being in dialogue with a form — when they want to feel threatened when they don’t understand something serve the art, not show themselves off. That is what you’re because they have not had experience with it. Theatrical drawn to. When you see someone who is being herself, dance is less and less known, and that’s horribly sad. Yet then you have an original, and that’s whom you want to if every bit of money was taken away, it would still occur: work with. Someone has to do something because they have to do it, and that’s always been the case. You talk a lot about process over product. How do you teach this philosophy to your dancers? What can audiences expect from your Santa There’s an idea that your occupation is nine-to-five, and Barbara program? What they will really be seeing prior and post you have nothing to do with that, but the is artists at the highest level discussing — in a physical reality is that who you are and what you think is really your treatise — what life is about. What people have in comlife’s job. The goal is to discover who you are. The artists mon on the planet is the avoidance of pain and suffering, I work with, they’re thinking about how they approach and the aim for some kind of joy that’s ever new. We’re all everything in terms of honesty — that means from the engaged in a balancing act of trying to obtain that with all moment they wake up to the moment they go to bed, what the obstacles that come into life. That is what the audience they put in their bodies, what they drink and eat, how they is going to be seeing. And they’re going to see it danced by greet people — being present so they are not multitasking extraordinary artists at the top of their game who perform around the globe. or hiding. If we really boil it down, we are not our personal stories. I think it’s important that people come to the theater Marital status, sex, race, age, skin tone, geographic location, and stop thinking — that they come without expectations, where you grew up — those things are not who we are. At sit down, open their hearts, and allow themselves to feel. It’s the end of our lives, the real questions will be: How much not important to be smart. The work is sculpted to speak did you love and give back? How much did you partici- to the soul. pate? How much were you really present? That is done in seconds of thought. People have this idea that they’re going UCSB Arts & Lectures to do something big. But we are transformed by how we presents Alonzo King LINES think, second by second. Ballet at the Granada Theatre (1214 State St.) on Wednesday, Why does dance matter? Because everything is October 2, at 8 p.m. Call 893-3535 or visit dance. There’s nothing that’s not dance. The big bang for tickets — what was that but a big ballet? You cannot make sound and info. A community dance class with without movement, so they’re inextricable. What we have the company will be held at the Gustafson in the earliest primordial cultures is sound and movement. School of Dance (2285 Las Positas Rd.) What’s going on in our bodies but blood pumping through on Tuesday, October 1, at 4:30 p.m. vessels, hearts beating, speeding and slowing; what is the Call 966-6950 or visit principal expression of life but movement? What is not to reserve a space. dance? is really the question.

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ulia Child was, in many ways, a larger-than-life figure. And while she never wavered from her self-appointed mission to raise the standards of American cooking, she also never took herself too seriously. Together, those qualities make the iconic TV chef, who spent her final years in Santa Barbara, an ideal character for comic opera. Proof of this will be offered at noon Monday, September 30, when Opera Santa Barbara presents the one-act Bon Appetit! at Center Stage Theater. “I love that she wasn’t hoity-toity in any way,” said mezzo-soprano Susan Nicely, who will portray Child.“She is down-to-earth. She certainly was able to laugh at herself. I take these endearing qualities and heighten them for comic effect.” Composer Lee Hoiby and librettist Mark Shulgasser created the short work in the late 1980s. It premiered at the Kennedy Center in 1989, with Jean Stapleton of All in the Family fame in the title role. Stapleton subsequently performed it around the country; Child caught a performance in Long Beach and afterward expressed her delight. Nicely isn’t surprised she enjoyed herself. “The piece makes fun of her but in a very loving way,” she said.“It’s not mean-spirited in any shape or form. I do exaggerate certain things people teased her about, like her clumsiness. “When I first started doing this piece, about 15 years ago, I watched many of her shows. She does drop things quite a bit, and she laughs at herself when she makes a mess, or when things go wrong. These are endearing qualities!” The libretto “is literally, word-for-word, taken from Julia’s mouth,” Nicely noted.“It’s a compilation of a couple episodes of her French Chef show on PBS.” But the performance is, obviously, not a documentary. “I recently did it in Dallas, where one reviewer said my performance was more like Lucille Ball than Julia Child,” she said. “I do take it quite far, in terms of the physical humor. I really want the audience to have a good time.” So is this piece opera, musical theater, or somewhere in between? “There are lovely melodies in it,” she said. “Parts of it are neo-romantic. Then there is Ethel Merman–esque Broadway belting stuff, which I do in my operatic voice. One of the things I love the most about it is that it’s so musically descriptive about what’s going on physically, as when I’m breaking the eggs or beating the egg whites.” Nicely laughed when she was reminded that her Santa Barbara audience will very likely include people that knew Child, who died in Montecito in 2004. “I hope they understand that I am not trying to do an impersonation of her,” she said.“I wear a wig and the same type of clothes she wore during the French Chef series, but I’m very short and very round. I look like Julia Child with a pituitary and thyroid condition!” And then there’s that one other distinction she makes between herself and the legend she is lovingly portraying: “I also can’t cook worth a damn.” Opera Santa Barbara presents Bon Appétit! on Monday, September 30, at noon at Center Stage Theater (721 Paseo Nuevo). Call 963-0408 or visit for tickets and info.

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Ambassador of the Heart and Bow Itzhak Perlman with Rohan de Silva. At the Granada Theatre, Thursday, September 19. Reviewed by Joseph Miller


AMA pulled a card from the top of the deck for its season-opening concert, hosting violin icon Itzhak Perlman with long-time collaborator pianist Rohan de Silva. An enthusiastic capacity audience at the Granada greeted the duo warmly and was treated to masterful renditions of sonatas by Ludwig van MODERN MASTERS: Itzhak Perlman Beethoven, Edvard Grieg, and (left) and Rohan de Silva were in full Giuseppe Tartini. After ambulat- musical flight at the Granada. ing on crutches for most of his life (Perlman, a childhood victim of polio, has also been a lifelong advocate for the disabled), the Israeli-American violinist now takes the stage driving an electric scooter. Perlman shot into the American public eye on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1958 at the age of 13 and has enjoyed sustained popularity since then, not only for his phenomenal technique, but also for the ease and joy of his musicmaking, his heartfelt connection with audiences, his humor and eloquence, and his commitment to his Jewish heritage. Like Louis Armstrong, Perlman possesses the inner credentials to earn that rare status as an international ambassador of the heart. From the opening fanfare of Sonata No.  in D Major by Beethoven, it was clear that violinist and pianist share one mind. The brilliant variations in the second movement were tossed off in a spirit of playful contest as the instruments traded leading voices. Perlman’s lines soared against de Silva’s pulses in the lyrical second movement of the Sonata No.  in C Minor by Grieg, and the Sonata in G Minor, “Devil’s Trill” by Tartini proved an excellent showpiece for displaying the 68-year-old violinist’s untarnished chops. But then began a generous and endearing series of encores, including Jascha Heifetz’s transcription of Gershwin’s “It Ain’t Necessarily So,” John Williams’s theme from Schindler’s List, and Brahms’s Hungarian Dance No. . Congratulations to CAMA for continuing to make possible living encounters with such legendary musicians. ■

All Living Composers Camerata Pacifica. At the Music Academy of the West’s Hahn Hall, Friday, September 20. Reviewed by Joseph Miller


he inaugural performance of Camerata Pacifica’s 24th season planted itself firmly on this side of the Atlantic and in this moment in history, with works by three American composers (John Harbison, John Serry, and John Novacek) and one Chinese-American composer (Huang Ruo) — all of them living today, and all working in diverse genres that extend far beyond the classical concert hall — notably jazz, rock, film scoring, and even traditional Chinese ritual. While some analysts bemoan diminishing audiences for classical music, Camerata Pacifica Director Adrian Spence continues to welcome the fertility and vitality of emerging crossovers. Whether or not we are in the midst of a “second renaissance,” as he has written, it is clear that barriers are falling, definitions are softening, and the tuxedoed concert hall is loosening its tie. Two intensely dynamic solo works broke the evening in, beginning with a stunning debut by the 22-year-old Taiwan-born violinist Paul Huang, who played Harbison’s Four Songs of Solitude. Paul Huang’s commanding metallic tone gave vividness to Harbison’s insistent questioning of the silence. Percussionist Ji Hye Jung once again brought her marimba magic to the group with a stunning performance (from memory) of Serry’s Night Rhapsody, a work that pushes instrumental technique to the limit. The most daring feature of the evening was a revisiting of Huang Ruo’s To the Four Corners, which Camerata Pacifica premiered in 2009. Ruo’s sensibility reaches back to the origins of performing arts in ancient ritual, where sound, vision, and movement were united. Primitive sounds and eerie spotlighting prevailed. The second half of the concert was all fun — whimsical and sophisticated 21st-century takes on Americana. Harbison’s Songs America Loves to Sing arranges 10 tunes, including “Amazing Grace” and “St. Louis Blues,” for five instruments. Novacek’s Four Rags for Two Jons was Scott Joplin on steroids, frequently jumping the harmonic tracks — Warren Jones (piano) and José Franch-Ballester (clarinet) went out swinging. ■ september 26, 2013






PRIVATE LIVES: New York Times best-selling author Claire Messud takes a look inside the life of a troubled teacher in The Woman Upstairs.

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ny potential reader who learns that the plot of Claire Messud’s new novel revolves around a 3rd-grade teacher who takes an unhealthy interest in one of her students and his parents could hardly be blamed for taking a pass.Yet the story, told by the teacher, Nora Eldridge, is often riveting, in large measure because it reveals a perspective that’s rarely spotlighted — in fiction, or in life — that of “the woman upstairs.”“We’re the quiet woman who lives at the end of the third-floor hallway, whose trash is always tidy, who smiles brightly in the stairwell with a cheerful greeting, and who, from behind closed doors, never makes a sound,” Nora writes. “We’re completely invisible,” she concludes, before launching into an almost revolutionary pronouncement: “The question now is how to work it, how to use that invisibility, to make it burn.” When the book begins, Nora is 37 and single, living in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She finds some pleasure in teaching her students, but she mostly dreads the encounters with her aging father and aunt. Her friend Didi is supportive, but happily paired up with another woman. Having given up her dream of being an artist, Nora is drifting through an uneventful life. Then her favorite student, Reza Shahid, is bullied. His radiance dimmed, Nora feels she must make personal amends to the boy’s father, Skandar, a Lebanese professor teaching at Harvard, and his Italian wife, Sirena, a conceptual artist on the verge of breaking big. Nora’s affection spreads from Reza to his parents, and she is quickly caught up in their glamorous lives.



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Suddenly alive with possibility, Nora coleases a studio with Sirena, finally returning to her art. Of course in keeping with their personalities, Sirena’s project is big and bold: an avant-garde recreation of Alice’s Wonderland. Nora, by contrast, begins building dollhouses. (Ibsen’s Nora Helmer, heroine of A Doll’s House, is surely being evoked here.) For much of the novel, Nora works on a precise miniature re-creation of Emily Dickinson’s bedroom. Dickinson is in y an appropriate model for an artistisome ways cally ambitious woman living a closeted life, yet Nora lacks her boldness of spirit, a quality far more in evidence in Sirena’s life and work. Unfortunately, the novel’s ending is anticlimactic. Sirena’s betrayal is casually mean-spirited, but Nora finds out about it long after the two have ceased to be friends, and it doesn’t seem to merit the great rage described in the opening chapter. Moreover, Nora’s revenge, writing the book we have just read, is hardly a coup de grâce. By her own admission, she’s nearly as much to blame for her unhappiness as the Shahids. Still, her startling, if brief, emergence from passivity makes Nora a memorable character. In the throes of her new life, Nora writes, “I was suddenly aware, almost in a panic — a joyful panic — of the wealth of possibility out in the world, and also within myself. … I felt all this with the zeal of someone newly wakened — by God, I felt and felt and felt.” Most of us will have experienced a moment like that — and longed to have sustained it, even as we knew how fleeting “the zeal of someone newly wakened” must ■ always be.





The Masters Come to Campbell Hall here’s only one rule about work that gets presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures: Whatever it is, make it the best. And that’s why on Thursday, October 3, the walls of Campbell Hall will echo with the brilliant musicianship and stirring harmonies of Del McCoury’s Masters of Bluegrass. At 74, lead singer and guitarist Del McCoury provides a direct connection to the heart of traditional bluegrass, not only through his extraordinary abilities as a performer and his association with such GRAND TRADITION: Del McCoury past masters as Bill Monroe, leads The Masters of Bluegrass to but also for the simple fact that, UCSB on October 3. when it comes to bluegrass, he’s been there and done that. Born in North Carolina, raised in York County, Pennsylvania, and come of age in the nightclubs and studios of the bluegrass circuit circa 1965, McCoury embodies the “high lonesome sound” as well as any bandleader in history. In tandem with his equally musical sons, Ronnie (mandolin) and Rob (banjo), he has developed an approach that successfully pairs the sweetness of traditional musicianship with the salt of adventurous song choices and unexpected (Steve Earle, Dierks Bentley, Preservation Hall Jazz Band) collaborations. I spoke with McCoury last week by telephone, and he filled me in on the past, present, and future of his unusually harmonious dynasty.

Your latest record is called The Streets of Baltimore. I know that’s partly because it’s the title of a great song that you cover, but is there more to it? Yes, because when I was starting out, I used to play a lot in Baltimore, working mostly in little clubs. That was how I met up with Bill Monroe. For those guys [Monroe’s group the Blue Grass Boys], Baltimore was a stop on the way to New York City, and they took me with them, but after that I went back to Pennsylvania and eventually ended up in Nashville. I didn’t know that Baltimore was such a big music city, especially for bluegrass. Why do you think there was a bluegrass scene there? Like any seaport town, Baltimore could be rough. I suppose if you’re out on the water for a year or two, when you hit land again, you’re likely to go a little crazy. People came from all over to work there during the war, so maybe that’s why it was such a big bluegrass town and Washington, as well. This was the later 1950s and into the 1960s. There was a great bluegrass radio deejay in Baltimore — Ray Davis at WBMD — and he would have people play on his show, so there was a way to get heard there besides just the club work. The first bluegrass band to ever play Carnegie Hall came out of Baltimore — Earl Taylor and the Stoney Mountain Boys. That happened because of Alan Lomax, who also recorded them and put them on Folkways. So you can see how important Baltimore was to the development of the music. Detroit and Cincinnati were bluegrass towns, too, but Baltimore was kind of the main place at that time. Do you still sing and play into a single central microphone? And do you think that there’s such a thing as family harmony? Yes, we do, although these days there are some other microphones and amplification for the bass involved. But we still do run the lead through the one in the middle, in the true bluegrass style. And yes, I do believe there is such a thing as family harmony. The tones are similar, and even the timing has an effect. We tend to say our words together, too. The Masters of Bluegrass perform at UCSB’s Campbell Hall on Thursday, October 3, at 8 p.m. Call 893-3535 or visit for tickets and information.

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READY TO RAWK: Blink-182’s Tom DeLonge stretched his legs — and flaunted his chops — as part of the band’s headlining set at last week’s KjEE Summer Round-Up.



WHAT’S THEIR AGE AGAIN? Blink-182. At the Santa Barbara Bowl, Wednesday, September 18. Reviewed by Marissa Wenzke

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he Santa Barbara Bowl welcomed —“Josie,” which threatened to end the whole headliners Blink- for the 9th Annual thing on a lukewarm note. But just moments KjEE Summer Round-Up last week, after leaving the stage, the band reappeared which featured a lineup of alternative for a dramatic encore featuring three tracks, rock groups including Atlas Genius, New Poli- including “Dammit” and the show’s closer — the tics, and New Beat Fund. Following the three groups’ performances, Blink- opened their set with a punchy, and just as lively as ever, performance of “Feeling This,” carrying the crowd into a frenzy of chorus singing. But while the aging rockers — all now in their late thirties and early forties — delivered a pretty polished, high-energy performance of this skate-rock anthem, their next step was more of a falter. Together, the trio gave a tired performance of their 1999 hit “What’s My Age Again?” and the crowd seemed equally unresponsive. Still, the group delivered feisty performances of other nostalgiainducing hits, like “Down,” “I Miss You,” and “First Date.” Even while admitting to drinking “enough vodka to suppress the symptoms of being sick,” singer/guitarist Tom DeLonge pulled through solidly, delivering those impassioned, teenangsty vocals that we’ve come to associate with the Warped Tour brand of alternative punk-rock acts. And the rest of the band seemed to rally behind DeLonge’s vocals; drummer Travis Barker gave a lengthy solo midway through the set, and singer/bassist Mark Hoppus leaped around the stage during almost every track. As the trio’s lively antics lifted the mood, the pit full of fans gradually got rowdy. With fans chanting the chorus and giving some of their SO HIGH: (above) New Politics’ David Boyd got strongest cheers during and after a lift from the fans; (below) Atlas Genius front the band’s performance of “Man man Keith Jeffery caught some air during the Overboard,” DeLonge applauded the Australian band’s mid-evening set. audience’s energy, proclaiming, “All the punkers in L.A. can suck their d***s … You guys are doing a great job!” profanity-packed, 40-second-long track “Family The whole thing climaxed with Blink’s Reunion.” But noticeably, and rather disappointperformance of “All the Small Things,” which ingly, missing from the set list was one of the they followed by the older — and less popular band’s greatest hits,“Adam’s Song.” ■



LUSCIOUS LOCKS: Mexican singer and composer Marco Antonio Solís appeared elated as he stepped in front of a sold-out crowd at the Santa Barbara Bowl last Saturday.


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arco Antonio Solís impressed in front of a sold-out crowd at the Santa Barbara Bowl on Saturday with a performance that was every bit as impressive as it was genuinely entertaining. Monologues in between songs were received with laughs and excited hoots and hollers, to such a degree that even the attendees who did not speak Spanish (both of us) found themselves laughing, so as to not stand out too dramatically. Such attendees may have accidentally identified themselves as being a “gordita” by raising their glass during one of these comedic interludes. Each of Solís’s songs were accompanied by the music video of that song, synched with the live music which was performed entirely in person by a band composed of more than a dozen musicians. And, while such a musical undertaking is nothing to laugh at, one had to chuckle at the montages of the bearded, long-haired Solís on balconies and beaches mouthing the words being sung a fraction of a second ahead of their pace. Equally as impressive was the audience’s devotion to Solís’s music. Each song was greeted by cheers of enthusiastic recognition, seemingly suggesting that no hit or fan favorite was left off the set list. All in all, it seemed clear that Marco Antonio Solís gave his audience exactly what they wanted — and that’s more than a lot of this season’s Bowl performers can say. ■

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hen a man sets up with two skulls on top of his Steinway, you know you’re not getting Liberace. Dr. John delivered a funky, rocking, and powerful 100-minute set at the Granada last Friday, leaving absolutely no question that the 72-year-old artist still has the chops, the pacing, and the sense of drama that he’s long been known for, along with an abundance of new musical energy and old-school New Orleans groove. The program mixed numbers from his recent, Grammy-winning, and Dan Auerbach–produced album, Locked Down, with other songs from the whole range of his more-than-fivedecade career. Standouts from the new album included “Revolution,” a bubbling funk cauldron of conspiracy theories and 21st-century political hexes. From there he proceeded to offer a special treat for those who prize his first album as Dr. John, the incredible Gris-Gris, above all others. That gift came in the form of a long, bluesy version of “I Walk on Gilded Splinters.” Hearing this great song live revealed all the layers of its gorgeous, spooky complexity and reinforced the sense that it belongs high up on the list of all-time jams. “Right Place Wrong Time” certainly hit the spot, as did the other up-tempo tunes that dominated the first two-thirds of the set. Dr. John played some sidesaddle electric guitar on “Let the Good Times Roll” and then sat back at the piano for a turn through Leadbelly’s classic barroom weeper “Goodnight, Irene.” Although I understand there’s been some pushback in the New Orleans press on this new band — Sarah Morrow, trombone and musical direction; Reggie Jackson, drums; Joel Johnson, guitar; Dwight Bailey, bass; and Bobby Floyd, organ — they were tight and convincing at the Granada. All hail the king of the ■ (Mardi Gras) Zulus!

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A FAMILY AFFAIR: New York stomp folksters Spirit Family Reunion headline SOhO Restaurant & Music Club on October 3.

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FOLK YEAH: If twang is your game, welcome to your lucky week. In the span

of the next few days, Santa Barbara’s venues (large and small) are experiencing an influx of indie-folk goodness. It all kicks off in a very big way this Thursday, September 26, when radio mega-stars The Lumineers bring their “hey’s” and “ho’s” to town for a very sold-out show at the S.B. Bowl. And if you’re one of the lucky 4,000 with tickets, do be sure to arrive early. Playing opening act to the festivities is Philadelphia outfit Dr. Dog, whose sly mix of ’60s-inspired guitar pop and heartland-lovin’ Americana has ingratiated them to many (myself included). The following night, Dargan’s plays host to a performance from S.B.’s own folk rockers Erland. The four-piece recently wrapped up a whirlwind tour of the States alongside Andrew McMahon and played more than a few sets to big, boisterous, and beyond-capacity crowds. On Friday, they’ll take their earnest acoustic ballads and shuffling folk stompers to the stage as part of Dargan’s newly launched monthly Local Music Night, which is already showing some serious smarts when it comes to pulling solid  talent. For more, visit dargans. com. Come Saturday, music fans can take their pick — or dare to double dip — between Figueroa Mountain Brewing’s daylong Figtober Fest and Big Tree’s nighttime performance at Muddy Waters Café. Down at Fig, revelers 21 and over are invited to clink steins to the sounds of Omar Velasco, Kinsella Band, Todd Hannigan & Sleeping Chief, Paul Chesne Band, and The Caverns. Come nightfall, NorCal band Big Tree will fill Muddy Waters with their fresh indie-pop sounds in support of their new EP, My, How You’ve Grown. The mini-album serves as a culmination of the band’s growth over the years, with subjects ranging from taking risks to making big, life-changing decisions. Since the band’s last S.B. stop through (with Ghost Tiger, also at Muddy), they’ve crowd-funded more than $2,000 toward their new recording, which the band self-released last week. For more, visit Finally, on Thursday, October 3, New York stompers Spirit Family Reunion make a night of it when they swing through SOhO Restaurant & Music Club in support of their latest, I Am Following the Sound. The band’s sound is a vibrant and nostalgia-filled collection of sweeping fiddles, accordions, acoustic guitars, and tightly wound drums that speak to the roots of American music.

WEEKEND WARRIORS: For the digital-craving among us, this weekend

brings some big events from some of the area’s brightest names. On Saturday, September 28, the Isla Vista electro rockers of FMLY BND plug in and jam out on their home turf in celebration of the release of their Gold EP. You can catch the blogosphere darlings live (and for free!) at an intimate house show at  Del Playa Drive at 10 p.m. DJ Brunasso will open the show. And Sunday, the Ojai Rancho Inn ( W. Ojai Ave.) hosts its final installment of Rancho Electro, the weekly afternoon synth set from Wilco’s Mikael Jorgensen and his special guests of choice. (Past weeks have brought sets from Passion Pit’s Xander Singh and Nathaniel Murphy.) For this go-round, Jorgensen joins forces with his longtime collaborator Greg O’Keeffe, as well as James Merle Thomas and David Scott Stone, for an afternoon of grooves, jams, and poolside electronica. The fun starts at 4 p.m. and cruises ’til ■ 7. For info, visit


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BLUES IN THE BOUNCING HOUSE: The Santa Barbara Blues Society (SBBS), one of the deeper and longer-lasting cultural entities in town, has been a-roving, in terms of venues, but committed, in terms of its musical cause. After years of being nestled in Victoria Street Theater and then Warren Hall, a favorite venue of late (it gets my vote) has been the Carrillo Recreation Center ( E. Carrillo St.), the historic room whose spring-loaded dance floor tends to get a good workout when SBBS brings in its business. So it shall go bump on Saturday night, September 28, when champion blues harmonica player (and advocate) Mark Hummel, guitarist Little Charlie, and band lead the blues charge. The well-studied and hot-playing Hummel, a regular visitor to Santa Barbara via his Harmonica Blowout shows, knows his history and his heroes — as in Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf. He was also recently featured on a tribute album to Little Walter, as was guitarist Little Charlie. The pieces are in place to expect that, in this house come Saturday night, there will be bounce. Visit

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Casa de la Guerra – Secrets of Gaviota by Shaw Leonard, through Nov. .  E. De la Guerra St., -. Casa Dolores – Multiple permanent installations.  Bath St., -. Karpeles Manuscript Library and Museum – Multiple permanent installations.  W. Anapamu St., -. Lompoc Museum – Multiple permanent installations.  S. H St., Lompoc, -. Rancho La Patera/Stow House – Multiple permanent exhibits hosted by the Goleta Valley Historical Society.  N. Los Carneros Rd., Goleta, -. S.B. Historical Museum – De la Tierra — Art of the Adobe, through Oct. ; The Story of Santa Barbara, permanent exhibition. Free admission.  E. De la Guerra St., -. S.B. Maritime Museum – Photography by Jack London, through Dec. ; Lost Surf Art Posters of Santa Barbara by Rick Sharp, through April .  Harbor Wy., #, -. S.B. Museum of Art – Un/Natural Color, through Sept. ; Degas to Chagall: Important Loans from The Armand Hammer Foundation and the Collection of Michael Armand Hammer and Martin Kersels’s Charm series, ongoing exhibitions.  State St., -. Ty Warner Sea Ctr. – Multiple permanent installations.  Stearns Wharf, -. Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art – Invisible Realms: Encountering the Sacred, through Oct. . Adams Ctr., Westmont College,  La Paz Rd., -.


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Architectural Foundation Gallery – Urban Scenes and Architecture by Thomas Van Stein and Wyllis Heaton, through Nov. .  E. Victoria St., -. Artamo Gallery – Topia Abstracta, through Sept. .  W. Anapamu St., -. Atkinson Gallery – LifeLike: Deborah Zlotsky, through Sept. . SBCC West Campus,  Cliff Dr., Bldg. , Rm. , -. Brooks Institute Gallery  – You Are America (And So Did I!) by Greg Lawler, through Sept. .  E. Cota St., -. Cancer Ctr. of S.B. – Art Heals, a permanent exhibit.  Pueblo St., -. CASA Gallery – Pure Passion, through Sept. .  E. Canon Perdido St., -. Curious Cup Bookstore – Kerry Goldberg, through Sept. .  Linden Ave., -. Cypress Gallery – Passion by Tonya Romano Schultz, through Sept. .  E. Cypress Ave., Lompoc, -. Divine Inspiration Gallery – Blossoming, through Sept. .  State St., -.

DnA design & art – Playgrounds, through September.  Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria, -. Faulkner Gallery – Light & Color, Joy & Peace, through Sept. . Central Library,  E. Anapamu St., -. Hospice of S.B. – Coast, Light, Dawn & Dusk: Six Months by the Sea by Kit BoiseCossart; permanent installations by painter Mary Heebner.  Alameda Padre Serra, Ste. , -. Hotel Indigo – Limuw: An Ode to the Sea, through Jan. , .  State St., -. Marcia Burtt Studio – Marcia Burtt solo exhibition, through Nov. .  Laguna St., -. MichaelKate – Abstract Landscape, through Sept. .  Santa Barbara St., -. Ojai Art Ctr. – ART , through Oct. .  S. Montgomery St., Ojai, -. Santa Barbara Arts – Valori Fussell, through Sept. .  State St., Ste. , -. S.B. Tennis Club – Lunch with Bill, through Oct. .  Foothill Rd., -. Sullivan Goss, An American Gallery – Amos Kennedy, through Sept. .  E. Anapamu St., -. Trowbridge Gallery – Michael Enriquez, through Oct. .  E. Ojai Ave., Ste. , Ojai, -. wall space gallery – Anonymous by Heidi Lender, through Sept. .  E. Yanonali St., -.

LIVE MUSIC CLASSICAL Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts –  Ojai-Santa Paula Rd., -. SAT: Chamber on the Mountain: Paul Huang

POP, ROCK & JAZZ Adama –  Chapala St., -. THU: Greg Harrison (pm) Brewhouse –  W. Montecito St., -. THU-SAT, WED: Live Music (pm) Cold Spring Tavern –  Stagecoach Rd., -. FRI: Soul Tree (pm) SAT: Sean Wiggins and Paul Houston (pm); Claude Hopper (pm) SUN: Tom Ball and Kenny Sultan (:); Spencer the Gardener (:pm) Chumash Casino Resort –  E. Hwy. , Santa Ynez, -. THU /: Larry Hernandez (pm) The Creekside –  Hollister Ave., -. MON: Karaoke with Dyno (pm) WED: Country Night (pm)

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SEPT. 26 – OCT. 3 Area  (pm) Flamenco Arts Festival with Tony Ybarra Band (pm) SUN: Mac Talley (:pm) TUE: Jonah Smith, Jim Connolly, Lucinda Lane (:) WED: Glen Phillips (pm) Statemynt –  State St., -. THU: DJ Akorn WED: Blues Night (pm) Tiburon Tavern –  State St., -. FRI: Karaoke Night (:pm) TonyRay’s –  De la Guerra Plaza, -. FRI: Karaoke (pm) SAT: Live Music (pm) SUN: Live Music (pm) Velvet Jones –  State St., -. SAT: Hemlock, Raised by Wolves, Eating Fear (pm) MON: Monday Night Football (pm) TUE: Black Milk (pm) WED: J Styles Presents New Artist Showcase (pm) THU: G.I. Joes and Army Hoes (pm) Whiskey Richard’s –  State St., -. MON: Open Mike Night (pm) WED: Punk on Vinyl (pm) Wildcat –  W. Ortega St., -. THU: DJs Hollywood and Patrick B SUN: Red Room with DJ Gavin Roy (pm) TUE: Local Band Night (pm) Zodo’s –  Calle Real, Goleta, -. THU: KjEE Thursday Night Strikes (:-:pm) MON: Service Industry Night (pm) FRI: SAT:

theater Chumash Casino Resort – Always, Patsy Cline: An Encore Performance.  E. Hwy. , Santa Ynez, -. SAT: pm Rubicon Theatre – Robert E. Lee: Shades of Gray.  E. Main St., Ventura, -. THU, FRI: pm SAT: pm SUN: pm WED:  and pm Severson Theatre – Clybourne Park.  S. College Dr., Santa Maria, -. WED: :pm FRI: pm SAT: :pm, pm SUN: :pm Velvet Jones – Comedy Night.  State St., -. SAT: pm

dance Center Stage Theater –BASSH!  Paseo Nuevo, -. FRI: pm SAT:  and pm Granada Theatre –  State St., -. SAT: Jesús Carmona & Compañía: Cuna Negra & Blanca (:pm) WED: Alonzo King LINES Ballet (pm)


Dargan’s –  E. Ortega St., -. THU: Dannsair (:pm) SAT: Traditional Irish Music (:pm) TUE: Karaoke (pm) Endless Summer Bar/Café –  Harbor Wy., -. FRI: Acoustic guitar and vocals (:pm) EOS Lounge –  Anacapa St., -. THU: Huge Thursday with Mackie and Bix King FRI: Live Music (-pm); DNA Presents SAT: DJ Calvin and Kohjay WED: Salsa Night Indochine –  State St., -. TUE: Indie Night (pm) WED: Karaoke (:pm) The James Joyce –  State St., -. THU: Alastair Greene Band (pm) FRI: Kinsella Brothers Band (pm) SAT: Ulysses (:-:pm) SUN, MON: Karaoke (pm) TUE: Ben Markham and Brian Cole WED: Open Mike Night Jill’s Place –  Santa Barbara St., -. FRI, SAT: Piano Bar with Al Reese (:pm) Marquee –  State St., -. THU: Thursday Jazz Night (pm) WED: Open Mike Night (pm) Moby Dick Restaurant –  Stearns Wharf, -. WED-SAT: Derroy (pm) SUN: Derroy (am) Monty’s –  Hollister Ave., Goleta, -. THU: Karaoke Night (pm) O’Malleys and the Study Hall –  State St., -. THU: College Night with DJ Gavin Old Town Tavern –  Orange Ave., Goleta, -. FRI, SAT, WED: Karaoke Night (:pm) Palapa Restaurant –  State St., -. FRI: Live Mariachi Music (:pm) Ranch and Reata Roadhouse –  Sagunto St., Santa Ynez, -. FRI: John Lyle (:pm) WED: Ali Dee (:pm) Reds Tapas & Wine Bar –  Helena Ave., -. THU: Music Thursdays (pm) Roundin’ Third –  Calle Real, -. THU, TUE: Locals Night (pm) S.B. Bowl –  N. Milpas St., -. THU /: The Lumineers (:pm) S.B. Maritime Museum –  Harbor Wy., #, -. SAT: Ukulele music and singing (-:pm) Sandbar –  State St., -. TUE: ’s Night (pm) WED: Big Wednesday (pm) THU: College Night (pm) SOhO Restaurant & Music Club –  State St., -. THU: AM & Shawn Lee (pm)

SOHO TRIO: Jonah Smith (right), Jim Connolly (left), and Lucinda Lane play at SOhO Restaurant & Music Club this Tuesday.

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Films Celebrate Life at Any Age


 Friday, Sep 27 • 7-9pm “The Hedgehog” (French, subtitles) Second chance for life, love, and friendship abound in an elegant apartment house.

Morgan Neville Live Onstage in Ojai, Backing Up His 20 Feet from Stardom

BEHIND THE MUSIC: Director Morgan Neville will appear following a screening of his 20 Feet from Stardom (pictured) as part of the Ojai Film Society’s 25th anniversary.

 Friday, Oct 4 • 7-9pm “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”

British retirees find surprises in a rundown Indian establishment. Judi Dench, Maggie Smith

by D.J. Palladino


rying to lure documentary-maker Morgan Neville to town last week for a live interview, I mentioned that his great film  Feet from Stardom had been revive-released and was playing a one-week stand in a beautiful movie palace in Santa Barbara called the Arlington.“I love the Arlington,” he said.“I know it very well. I grew up going to the Arlington and the State Theater before it became a video arcade and the Granada when it was just one screen; I remember waiting in a huge line to see Close Encounters there. I’d love to see my movie at the Arlington. You know I grew up in Santa Barbara,” he said. “My father owned a rare book store there.” As it turns out, Morgan Neville, whose film about rock’s backup singers ought to take documentary awards everywhere, is the son of Maurice Neville, who owned Neville Books, one of the largest antiquities bookstores in the world. Morgan grew up working in the store, where he learned a lot about books, as well as movies and music, from his dad. On his own he saw the Clash at the Arlington and the Replacements at Casa de la Raza, among many other 1980s shows, but his father used to privately administer cultural lessons for the future music-doc filmmaker. “He used to take me on day trips to Los Angeles to look for books — most of the stores were around Hollywood Boulevard, and he would just turn me loose down there. Don’t know how wise that was when I was 15. But we also went to great movies, and he took me to see shows. We saw the Who on New Year’s Eve in 1975.” Some of Papa Neville’s customers were rock-star quality, too — Hunter S. Thompson dropped in occasionally, and Warren Zevon, who collected detective fiction, was a friend. Morgan went away to Ojai for school, where he used to program Friday-night movies, though he ended up studying journalism at Vassar College and the University of Pennsylvania. After college, he started making music docs — a few made-for-television and more than a few episodes of A&E’s Biography series — about rock icons like Ray Charles or the songwriters Lieber and Stoller. Now he’s made a kind of masterpiece about being great behind the great. “It wasn’t at all clear when we started what this movie was going to be,” said Neville. “Was it going to be girl groups or reggae singers? There were no books about it. We just decided to make a movie about backup singers. I did 50 hours of oral histories, traveling all over the place asking these legends what it was like, people telling me their life stories. By the end of that time, we knew what the film was going to be about.” Neville admits that he couldn’t have done all of this on his own, though now he is left that way, sadly. “It was Gil Friesen, another Santa Barbaran, who helped me make all these connections,” he explained. The former chairperson

of A&M Records took Neville under his wing and opened a mighty Rolodex, which got Neville introductions to figures and icons like Bruce Springsteen, Sting, and Stevie Wonder, all of whom dot the film with surprisingly probing commentaries and complement the real stars, like Merry Clayton, Táta Vega, and the Rolling Stones’ remarkable backup singer Lisa Fischer. Sadly, though Friesen got to see the finished product, he died from complications of a marrow transplant just before the film got its wide release. “Of course, I’m sad about that,” said Neville. “But much sadder for his wife and family.” “While I was making the movie, I think I worried at one point that this was going to be a very depressing film,” laughed Neville, speaking about the doc’s unsubtle subtext of life behind the rich and famous. (Many of the singers profiled tried and failed at solo careers.) “And then I remembered, when people sing rock-and-roll songs, they’re always the back-up singers,” he said. The film itself takes an artistic but rounded look at the topic and even delivers philosophical commentary on the nature of fame. “At one point in the interviews — and this didn’t make it into the film — somebody in the Waters family [singers featured in the doc] told me,‘People come along and have a hit song, and maybe they’re good for three years and then they’re gone. We’ve been doing this for 50 years, and we’ve always had work. If what you want to do is sing, then this is a great job.’ ” Neville’s job continues, even as he rests on his wellearned laurels. “I started making documentaries, and I hope I always make docs. I have a feature film, but right now I’m working on something about Yo-Yo Ma,” he explained. Documenting the famed cellist’s Silk Road tour is taking Neville all over the world, a fact that he doesn’t seem to mind much. This week, Neville slows his busy schedule to answer questions following a screening of  Feet. It’s a benefit for the Ojai Film Festival that will find Neville and singer Merry Clayton back on his home turf, and while he’s intrigued by the idea of seeing some of his high school teachers and attempting to get them onstage, he’s also keen on making a return trip. “I’d still love to see my movie at the Arlington,” he said. The Ojai Film Society celebrates its 25th anniversary with a screening of 20 Feet from Stardom at the Libbey Bowl (210 S. Signal St., Ojai) on Saturday, September 28, at 5 p.m. Director Morgan Neville and singer Merry Clayton will appear following the film. Call 646-8946 or visit for tickets and info.

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Unitarian Society, Parish Hall. 1535 Santa Barbara St. Admission is FREE. Discussions following the films encourage sharing about aging, loss, and mortality. SPONSORED BY THE ALLIANCE FOR LIVING AND DYING WELL WITH SUPPORT FROM THE UNITARIAN SOCIETY OF SANTA BARBARA

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Thursday October 3

Cate Louis Bobby Alec Baldwin Blanchett C.K. Cannavale Peter Michael Andrew Sally Dice Clay Hawkins Sarsgaard Stuhlbarg



Grade A


(Highest Rating)

 (R)

CAMINO REAL - 10:00 pm

“Powerful.” -Owen Gleiberman,


Written and Directed by Woody Allen (PG-13)



CAMINO REAL & METRO 4 3D: 10:00 pm 2D: 10:20 pm


The New York Times



Information Listed for Friday, September 27 thru Thursday, October 3


 Denotes ‘SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT’ Restrictions


and Metropolitan Theatres Corp. present...... Wednesday - October 2 - 7:30


Pedro Almodovar’s


October 5 - ARLINGTON: Tchaikovsky’s  EUGENE ONEGIN

Coming Soon - Arlington Theatre:

THE ROYAL BALLET in HD 3 Nights - 3 Ballets - 7:00 pm



Features Stadium Seating 2 2 5 N . F a i r v i e w - G o l e ta  CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2 (PG) 3D: 1:45 4:15 2D: Fri - 12:30 3:00 5:30 6:45 8:00 9:05 Sat - 11:15 12:30 3:00 5:30 6:45 8:00 9:05 Sun - 11:15 12:30 3:00 5:30 6:45 8:00 Mon-Thu 12:30 3:00 5:30 6:45 8:00

 BATTLE OF THE YEAR 2D: Fri & Mon-Thu - (PG-13) 2:00 4:45 7:30 Sat/Sun 11:25 2:00 4:45 7:30

PRISONERS (R) 1:20 4:45 8:15


2044 Alameda Padre Serra - S.B.  HAUTE CUISINE (PG-13) Fri & Mon-Thu - 5:00 7:30 Sat/Sun - 2:15 5:00 7:30

PLAZA DE ORO 3 7 1 H i t c h c o c k Wa y - S . B .

9 1 6 Sta t e St r e e t - S . B .  CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2 (PG) 3D: Fri-Sun - 12:00 2:30 Mon-Thu - 2:30 2D: Fri - 1:15 3:45 5:00 6:15 7:30 8:45 9:50 Sat/Sun 10:45 1:15 3:45 5:00 6:15 7:30 8:45 9:50 Mon-Thu 1:15 3:45 5:00 6:15 7:30

LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER  BATTLE OF THE YEAR Fri & Mon-Thu - 7:45 (PG-13) 3D: Fri-Sun - 4:00 (PG-13) Sat/Sun - 1:45 4:45 7:45 Mon-Thu - 5:10


2D: Fri - 1:25 6:40 9:20 Sat/Sun 10:50 1:25 6:40 9:20 Mon-Thu - 2:20 7:50


POPULAIRE (R) Fri & Mon-Thu - No Show! Sat/Sun Only - 4:30

INSTRUCTIONS NOT INCLUDED (PG-13) Fri-Sun - 12:30 3:30 6:50 9:40 Mon-Thu - 2:00 4:50 7:40

 DON JON (R) 12:45 3:00 5:00 7:40 10:10 1:40

 RUSH (R) 4:40 7:20 10:00

PRISONERS (R) 1:00 3:50 7:00 9:50 THE FAMILY (R) 1:10 4:20 7:10 9:15 Thu 10/3 - No 9:15 Show (PG-13) Patrick Wilson INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2 1:20 4:00 6:40 10:20 Thu 10/3 - No 10:20 Show

INSTRUCTIONS NOT INCLUDED (PG-13) 2:00 5:20 8:15 Thu 10/3 - No 8:15 Show

Wednesday, Oct. 2 - 7:30  I’M SO EXCITED (R)


Features Stadium Seating 6 1 8 Sta t e St r e e t - S . B .

 RUSH (R) Fri-Sun - 12:45 3:40 6:40 9:40 Mon-Thu - 2:00 5:00 7:50  BAGGAGE CLAIM (PG-13) Fri-Sun - 1:20 4:10 7:00 9:30 Mon-Thu - 2:10 4:40 7:20 PRISONERS (R) Fri-Sun - 12:30 3:50 6:50 9:55 Mon-Thu - 1:30 4:50 8:10

Thursday, October 3  GRAVITY (PG-13)

INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2 (PG-13) Fri-Sun - 1:40 4:25 7:10 10:10 Mon-Thu - 2:30 5:15 8:00

 RUNNER RUNNER (R) 10:00 pm

3D: 10:00 pm 2D: 10:20 pm

3D: 10:00 pm 2D: 10:20 pm


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Thursday, October 3  GRAVITY (PG-13)





Features Stadium Seating

SALINGER (PG-13) Fri & Mon/Tue & Thu - 7:30 Sat/Sun - 1:30 7:30 Wed 10/2 - No Show!

Features Stadium Seating



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Populaire. Romain Duris, Déborah François, and Bérénice Bejo star in a film written and directed by Régis Roinsard.

With its heartfelt performances, intelligent writing and subtle humor, this is easily one of the most perceptive and engaging movies of the year!”

Reviewed by D.J. Palladino





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nce upon a time, French moviemakers knew how to work miracles. Rooted passionately in the classic Hollywood past, which they stole from shamelessly, many French directors managed to use yesterday’s classics to create forward-looking masterpieces. And never mind Truffaut and Godard; even second-stringers like Jacques Demy plundered American studios to make the quirky wonder The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, torn from scraps of Technicolor past. Now it’s like a mania with them, it seems, based on the few films SPEED DEMON: Rose (Déborah François) is one that trickle over here … Amélie, The Artist, and now fast ’50s typist in French film Populaire. this pastiche, trying to be hip, a hybrid of The Artist and Mad Men but actually providing no more fun All of this would be brilliant if it worked. Director than a short wallow in nostalgia pond. Populaire tells an unlikely story, even tries to pass it off Régis Roinsard has immersed himself in the looks of the as a fable, of a young woman leaving the provinces in 1959 1950s, from magazine ads to couture, but failed to learn for Paris and the supposedly enviable career of secretary. much about the era. This is not a veiled critique, nor an Attending a kind of cattle-call casting-couch interview, absurdist comedy; it’s just quirky. Many will be charmed by our heroine Rose Pamphyle (Déborah François) connects it, but you can’t help thinking of François Ozon’s delirious with a moody insurance-agent boss by hunt-and-pecking  Women from a decade ago. It was all style — retro and so fast he immediately decides to train her for the world wrapped in artifice and allusions to Hollywood directors championship of typing. This being a postmodern- like Douglas Sirk. Yet it was somehow mysterious. It revpretending French film, the absurd premise leads us to a eled in the past but returned feeling weirdly disorienting, wacky collage of incongruous parody set pieces including our nostalgia having betrayed us. This movie is just an odd a sitcom Christmas dinner and a sex scene that steals heav- confection, empty fun from a country that once served up ily from Hitchcock’s Vertigo. riches. ■



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Captive Emotions Prisoners. Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Maria Bello star in a film written by Aaron Guzikowski and directed by Denis Villeneuve. Reviewed by Josef Woodard EXCLUSIVE ENGAGEMENT


n Prisoners, a strikingly fine, subtly artful, and uniquely creepy suspense tale, it is well understood that God and the devil are in the details. We get a taste of the film’s special attention to detail in the opening sequence, with a stern father (Hugh Jackman) reciting the Lord’s Prayer as we gaze at a placid deer in the woods, an innocent on the brink of slaughter at the hands of the man’s teenaged son. Soon, a ratty camper slinks by the suburban neighborhood with the muffled sound of the ’70s Christian hit “Put Your Hand in the Hand.” The stage is set for a knotty yet enigmatic tale of missing children, in which selective motifs and items take on narrative and metaphorical meaning. Every once in a while, a film approaches the crime genre from a much more artistic and atmosphere-conscious angle, carefully avoiding the pulpy path. Director Denis (Incendies) Villeneuve’s Prisoners belongs in the category of superior films such as Mystic River and this year’s The Place Beyond the Pines, in which tangled family values and the banality of evil collide, and become fodder for filmic art. In this complex tale, based on the agony of searching for a mysteriously disappeared pair of young children over the course of several days, the prisoners in question extend beyond the girls desperately sought. Jackman’s character, whose mantra is “pray for the best, prepare for the worst,” is a troubled figure, in the clutches of his own intensity, inner rage, apocalyptic paranoia, and vengeful spirit, not above imprisoning and torturing an intellectually challenged young man he suspects of wrongdoing. His wife (played


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The following films are playing in Santa Barbara FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, THROUGH THURSDAY OCTOBER 3. Descriptions followed by initials — DJP (D.J. Palladino), KS (Kit Steinkellner), JW (Josef Woodard) — have been taken from our critics’ reviews, which can be read in full at The symbol ✯ indicates the film is recommended.

FIRST LOOKS Populaire (111 mins.; R: sexuality) Reviewed on page 75. Plaza de Oro

✯ Prisoners (153 mins.; R: disturbing violent content including torture, language) Reviewed on page 75. Arlington/Camino Real/Metro 4

Battle of the Year (109 mins.; PG-13: language, rude behavior)





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This is the third film of its kind with an exploitation-thin plot used to cement together some explosive hip-hop choreography shown off in wall-breaking trick photography. But sadly, the third time is not the charm. Still, Battle of the Year might be the one with the most believable plot, featuring a genuinely befuddled Josh Holloway playing a former dancer and basketball coach trying to put together a dream team of American B-Boys to compete in an international contest. The writers may have entertained the sad delusion they were remaking Rocky for a hip-hop generation, but the realism-tinged plot isn’t really the problem. The dancing is so heavily weighted to the gymnastic over the lyrical, it quickly becomes bland. Only the characters on-screen tell us when somebody is great or bad, and the music is nowhere near as interesting as what they used in the Step Up films. Fans of Holloway, resurfacing from the island of Lost, will also be disappointed and justifiably so. He’s a zombie in this movie, partly because of how it was written, but mostly because he seems to be a zombie performer. The fans this film ought to reach are people burning just to see some great getting up on the good foot. But it isn’t the movie it ought to be; for one thing, there aren’t any B-Girls, and there’s nothing you could call a romantic complication, except for stars watching themselves in a mirror. More importantly, though, it’s just not cinematic enough to do justice to something clearly deserving of a great film. (DJP) Fairview (2-D)/ Fiesta 5 (2-D and 3-D)

There’s a movie worth seeing in Salinger. Unfortunately, that movie is often obscured by a manipulative soundtrack; histrionic reenactments; confusing chronology (the movie runs on multiple time lines, then abruptly ceases this conceit halfway through); bizarre, fever-dream symbolism; and celebrity talking heads nerding out about The Catcher in the Rye. Unfortunately, there’s no real way to make Philip Seymour Hoffman and Martin Sheen’s opinions regarding Holden Caulfield relevant to J.D. Salinger’s life story. When the film takes a deep breath and slows down, the worthiness of its subject shines through. The documentary succeeds when exploring the personal demons of Salinger. There is a fascinating study of the author’s unhealthy relationship with his characters and writing (and his comically contentious relationship with the New Yorker), and the tales of his time spent overseas during and after World War II, writing The Catcher in the Rye while on active duty, liberating concentration camps, and bringing post-war Nazis to justice. It’s cinematic, riveting stuff. This film is at its best when it is exploring the relationships with the women in his life. Chief among them are his first love Oona O’Neill (Eugene O’Neill’s daughter, Charlie Chaplin’s eventual wife); his first wife, rumored Nazi Sylvia Welter; and the series of teenage girls he had affairs with after the publication of Catcher. It’s too bad Salerno felt he had to throw the kitchen sink of Salinger’s life into the movie. At two hours, this documentary is simply too long. The film works like gangbusters when it explores the all-too-flawed man behind the myth. Silly reenactments and celebrity talking heads need not have applied. (KS) Plaza de Oro

PREMIERES Baggage Claim (96 mins.; PG-13: sexual content, language)

Determined to get engaged before her little sister’s wedding, a flight attendant aims to find a husband in 30 days. Metro 4

Salinger (120 mins.; PG-13: disturbing war

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(95 mins.; PG: mild rude humor)

In a golden epoch of documentaries (last year alone brought us Jiro Dreams of Sushi, Searching for Sugar Man, The Queen of Versailles, and The Imposter), it’s hard not to come into much-hyped Salinger, Shane Salerno’s eponymous film documenting the life of one of the world’s most famous and enigmatic writers, with sky-high expectations. One would do well to drag one’s expectations down to the ground level.

Flint Lockwood works at The Live Corp Company, below his idol Chester V. But he leaves his job when he finds out that his most problematic machine is still running — and wreaking havoc. Fairview (2-D and 3-D)/ Fiesta 5 (2-D and 3-D)

Don Jon (90 mins.; R: strong graphic sexual material, language, nudity, drug use)

Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as a young man who could have any girl he wants.

But his unrealistic expectations make it impossible for him to form a real relationship — even when his dream girl comes along. Camino Real/Paseo Nuevo

spiritual teacher Neem Karoli Baba.

Enough Said (93 mins.; PG-13: crude and

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A divorced woman (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) goes after a new mate but soon learns he’s the ex-husband of her new friend. Paseo Nuevo

Gravity (90 mins.; PG-13: intense perilous sequences, some disturbing images, brief strong langauge)

A medical engineer (Sandra Bullock) and an astronaut (George Clooney) struggle to survive after an accident leaves them floating in space. Camino Real (3- D)/ Metro 4 (2-D and 3-D) (opens Thu., Oct. 3)

Haute Cuisine (95 mins.; PG-13: brief strong language)

This comic historical biography tells the story of Danièle Delpeuch and how she was appointed as the private chef for François Mitterrand. Riviera

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NOW SHOWING Blue Jasmine (98 mins.; PG-13: mature thematic material, language, sexual content)

A woman in crisis (Cate Blanchett) heads to San Francisco, where she reconnects with her estranged sister. Woody Allen writes and directs. It’s hard to know what to make of the uneven, sometimes thinseeming Blue Jasmine, but Blanchett’s performance makes it worth seeing. (JW) Fiesta 5

The Family (111 mins.; R: violence, language, brief sexuality)

Runner Runner (91 mins.; R: language, some sexual content)

When a poor college student dabbling in online gambling goes bust, he arranges to meet the man he thinks cheated him. Camino Real (opens Thu., Oct. 3)

Rush (123 mins.; R: sexual content, nudity, language, disturbing images, drug use)

Ron Howard directs this true-life story about the rivalry between Formula One racers James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl). Camino Real/Metro 4

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(90 mins.; PG-13: some strong language, sexual material)

Morgan Neville directs this documentary about the life and struggles of pop-music backup singers. Touches of genius dot this delight-packed documentary concerning the fate of those nearly invisible, often indispensable voices behind the stars. See more on page 73. (DJP) Sat., Sep. 28, 5pm, Libbey Bowl, 201 S. Signal St., Ojai

Grease (110 mins.; PG-13: sexual content including references, teen smoking, drinking, language)

John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John explore summer love in the 1978 classic. Presented as part of the Sing-Along Under the Stars movie series. Wed., Oct. 2, 7:30pm, Canary Hotel, 31 W. Carrillo St.

The Hedgehog (100 mins.; NR) A troubled young French girl discovers a kindred spirit in her apartment building’s gruff, reclusive janitor. It might be a tad too smug, but all in all, The Hedgehog comes across as a lovely and moving celebration of life, from the margins. (JW) Presented as part of the Alliance for Living and Dying Well’s fall film series. Fri., Sept. 27, 7pm, Unitarian Society, 1535 Santa Barbara St.

I’m So Excited (90 mins.; R: strong sexual content including crude references, drug use)

Pedro Almodóvar’s latest follows a plane’s crew and passengers as they struggle to make sense of it all after learning that they’re not going to survive the flight. Presented as part of SBIFF’s Showcase Film Series. Wed., Oct. 2, 7:30pm, Plaza de Oro One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das (74 mins.; NR) This documentary follows Kirtan singer Krishna Das on a journey to India to meet

A mafia boss (Robert De Niro) and his family are relocated to France by the witness protection program but blow their cover when they try to do things their way. For a film that often feels dysfunctional and suffers from failure to click, The Family is a lot of good and clean, dirty, and injokey fun. (JW) Camino Real/




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Insidious: Chapter 2 (106 mins.; PG-13: intense sequences of terror and violence, thematic elements)

A family tries to uncover a mysterious and long-kept secret about their ties to the spirit world. Director James Wan’s (Saw) instincts are clearly improving; with a mixture of bungling humor, titillating little scares, and big ghost payoffs, the whole film feels nicely modulated and hard to predict. (DJP) Camino Real/ Metro 4

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A man and the daughter he found on his doorstep face new challenges when her birth mother resurfaces. Despite its pacing issues, this film has heart for days and comes equipped with a funny bone that’s also sincerely relatable. (KS) Camino Real/




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Lee Daniels’ The Butler (132 mins.; PG-13: some violence and disturbing images, language, sexual material, thematic elements, smoking)


Forest Whitaker stars as an African-American butler working in the White House at numerous significant points throughout the 20th century. Ambitious in its scope, and an important film in its subject matter, The Butler is a rousing success on many fronts, even if its truth cred is wanting. (JW) Plaza de Oro



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Thanks for Sharing (112 mins.; R: language, some strong sexual content)




Three disparate characters struggle together and separately against sex addiction. This refreshingly unusual — but not always engaging — dramedy tells us that 12-step programs for the libidinal-overcooked are not necessarily laughing matters. (JW) Paseo Nuevo We’re the Millers (110 mins.; R: crude sexual content, pervasive language, drug material, brief graphic nudity)

A career pot dealer (Ed Helms) fabricates a fake family to help him move a large marijuana shipment from Mexico to the U.S. Fiesta 5



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TAURUS (Apr. 20 - May 20): Would you be willing to go to extraordinary lengths to transform aspects of your life that you have felt are hard to transform? Now would be a good time to do that. Luck will flow your way if you work on healing your number one wound. Unexpected help and inspiration will appear if you administer tough love to any part of you that’s addicted, immature, or unconscious. Barriers will crumple if you brainstorm about new ways to satisfy your frustrated yearnings.

GEMINI (May 21 - June 20): I bet your normal paranoia levels will decline in the coming weeks. Fears you take for granted won’t make nearly as much sense as they usually seem to. As a result, you’ll be tempted to wriggle free from your defense mechanisms. Useful ideas that your mind has been closed to may suddenly tantalize your curiosity. I won’t be surprised if you start tuning into catalysts that had previously been invisible to you. But here are my questions: Can you deal with losing the motivational force that fear gives you? Will you be able to get inspired by grace and pleasure rather than anxiety and agitation? I advise you to work hard on raising your trust levels.

CANCER (June 21 - July 22): “Sometimes people have nothing to say because they’re too empty,” writes author Yasmin Mogahed, “and sometimes people have nothing to say because they’re too full.” By my reckoning, Cancerian,

you will soon be in the latter category. A big silence is settling over you as new amusements and amazements rise up within you. It will be understandable if you feel reluctant to blab about them. They need more time to ripen. You should trust your impulse to remain a secret and a mystery for a while.

LEO (July 23 - Aug. 22): “Insight is not a lightbulb that goes off inside our heads,” says author Malcolm Gladwell. “It is a flickering candle that can easily be snuffed out.” Take that as a constructive warning, Leo. On the one hand, I believe you will soon glimpse quite a few new understandings of how the world works and what you could do to make it serve you better. On the other hand, you’ve got to be extra alert for these new understandings and committed to capturing them the moment they pop up. Articulate them immediately. If you’re alone, talk to yourself about them. Maybe even write them down. Don’t just assume you will be able to remember them perfectly later when it’s more convenient.

VIRGO (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22): After a storm, British wildlife lover Gary Zammit found a baby heron cowering in a broken nest. Its parents were dead. Zammit took the orphan under his wing. He named it Dude, and cared for it as it grew. Eventually he realized that Dude was never going to learn to fly unless he intervened. Filling his pockets full of the food that Dude loved, Zammit launched a series of flying lessons — waving his arms and squawking as he ran along a flat meadow that served as a runway. Dude imitated his human dad, and soon mastered the art of flight. Can you see ways in which this story might have metaphorical resemblances to your own life, Virgo? I think it does. It’s time for your mind to teach your body an instinctual skill or self-care habit that it has never quite gotten right.

between two Korean islands, Jindo and Modo. People celebrate the “Sea-Parting Festival” by strolling back and forth along the temporary path. The phenomenon has been called the “Korean version of Moses’ miracle,” although it’s more reasonably explained by the action of the tides. I foresee some sweet marvel akin to this one occurring in your life very soon, Libra. Be ready to take advantage of a special dispensation.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21): The desire for revenge is a favorite theme of the entertainment industry. It’s presented as being glamorous and stirring and even noble. How many action films build their plots around the hero seeking payback against his enemies? Personally, I see revenge as one of the top three worst emotions. In real life, it rarely has redeeming value. People who actively express it often wreak pain and ruin on both others and themselves. Even those who merely stew in it may wound themselves by doing so. I bring this up, Scorpio, because now is an excellent time for you to shed desires for revenge. Dissolve them, get rid of them, talk yourself out of indulging in them. The reward for doing so will be a great liberation.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21): Just for a few days, would you be willing to put your attention on the needs of others more than on your own? The weird thing is, your selfish interests will be best served by being as unselfish and empathetic and compassionate as you can stand to be. I don’t mean that you should allow yourself to be abused or taken advantage of. Your task is to express an abundance of creative generosity as you bestow your unique blessings in ways that make you feel powerful. In the words of theologian Frederick Buechner, you should go “to the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.”



(Sept. 23 - Oct. 22): For four days twice a year, the East China Sea recedes to create a narrow strip of land

(Dec. 22 - Jan. 19): Imagine a scenario like this: The CEOs of five crazily rich U.S. corporations, including


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a major defense contractor, stage a press conference to announce that in the future they will turn down the massive welfare benefits and tax breaks the federal government has been doling out to them all these years. Now picture this: The Pope issues a statement declaring that since Jesus Christ never had a single bad word to say about homosexuals, the Catholic Church is withdrawing its resistance to gay rights. I am envisioning a comparable reversal in your life, Capricorn — a flip-flop that seems equally improbable. But unlike the two I named, yours will actually unfold in the course of the next eight months. If it hasn’t already started yet, it will soon.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18): Matteo Ricci was an Italian Jesuit priest who lived from 1552 to 1610. For his last 28 years, he worked as a missionary in China. Corresponding with his friends and family back home required a lot of patience. News traveled very slowly. Whenever he sent out a letter, he was aware that there’d be no response for seven years. What would you express about your life right now if you knew your dear ones wouldn’t learn of it until 2017? Imagine describing to them in an oldfashioned letter what your plans will be between now and then … what you hope to accomplish and how you will transform yourself. Right now is an excellent time to take inventory of your long-term future.

PISCES (Feb. 19 - Mar. 20): The cosmos is granting you a poetic license to practice the art of apodyopsis with great relish. You know what apodyopsis is, right? It refers to the act of envisioning people naked — mentally undressing them so as to picture them in their raw state. So, yes, by all means, Pisces, enjoy this creative use of your imagination without apology. It should generate many fine ramifications. For instance, it will prime you to penetrate beneath the surface of things. It will encourage you to see through everyone’s social masks and tune in to what’s really going on in their depths. You need to do that right now. Homework: What pose would it be a relief for you to drop? How are you faking, and what could you do to stop? .

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Ethiopian AUTHENTIC ETHIOPIAN CUISINE Featured at Petit Valentien Restaurant 1114 State St. #14, 805‑966‑0222. Open Sat‑Sun Lunch ONLY 11am‑2:30pm. Serkaddis Alemu offers in ever chang‑ ing menu with choices of vegitarian, vegan, and meat options. Catering Avaliable for parties of up to 40 people.

PETIT VALENTIEN, 1114 STATE ST. #14, 805‑966‑0222. Open M‑F 11:30‑ 3pm (lunch). M‑Sat 5pm‑Close (din‑ ner). Sun $24 four course prefix dinner. In La Arcada Plaza, Chef Robert Dixon presents classic French comfort food at affordable cost in this cozy gem of a restaurant. Petit Valentien offers a wide array of meat and seafood entrees along with extensive small plates and a wine list specializing in amazing quality at arguably the best price in town. A warm romantic atmo‑ sphere makes the perfect date spot. Comfortable locale for dinner parties, or even just a relaxing glass of wine. Reservations are recommended. RENAUD’S PATISSERIE & Bistro, 3315 State St. in Loreto Plaza, 569‑2400 & 1324 State St. Ste N 892‑2800 $$ M ‑ Sat 7‑ 5, Sun 7‑3 & M‑Sun 7‑ 3 Wide selection of wholesome French pastries. Breakfast & lunch menu is composed of egg dishes, sandwiches & salads representing Renaud’s favor‑ ites. Our Brewed coffees & teas are proudly 100% Organic.

Indian FLAVOR OF INDIA 3026 State 682‑ 6561 $$ VOTED BEST 17yrs. Finest, most authentic Indian cuisine is affordable too! All You Can Eat Lunch Buffet $8.95 M‑S dinner combos $9.95+ Specials: Tandoori‑ Mixed or Fish, Chicken Tikka Masala, Shrimp Bhuna. Also: meat, curries & vegetarian.Wine & Beer. Take out. 20yrs of Excellence! INDIA HOUSE, 418 State St. Next to 99 Cent Store 805.962.5070. 7 days 11:30a‑ 3:30p ALL YOU CAN EAT Lunch Buffet $8.95. Dinner 5p‑9p. Tandori & North Indian Muglai spe‑ cialties. World Class Indian Chefs at your service! Traditional floor seating. Indian & Draft Beers, Local Wines.

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SPICE AVENUE/INDIA Club Moved from State Street, brand new location! Authentic Indian Cuisine. Zagat Rated since 2006. A family owned restaurant from London, 5 Star Chef from India Dinesh, lunch buffet 7 days a week, w/ special Dosa menu on Sat. & Sun. Beer & Wine. Open 7 days a week. 5701 Calle Real. 805‑967‑ 7171

Irish DARGAN’S IRISH Pub & Restaurant, 18 E. Ortega St. (next to lot 10) SB, 568‑0702. $$. Open 7 days 11:30a‑ Close (Food ‘til 10p, 11p on Sat/Sun). AE MC V Disc. Authentic Irish food & atmosphere in downtown SB. Specialties from Ireland include Seafood & Meat dishes. Informal, relaxed pub‑style atmosphere. Live music Thursday nights. Children welcome. Avail. for private parties. Pool & Darts.

Italian ALDO’S ITALIAN Restaurant 1031 State St. 963‑6687. $$ Open 7 days. Lunch & Dinner. V MC AE DC DV. Local SB favorite for over 25 years offers fast, friendly service in the heart of downtown. Dine outdoors in our heated courtyard. Enjoy new homestyle cui‑ sine like Chicken Parmigiana or Fresh Fish specials in a comfortable, roman‑ tic atmosphere. Vegan & Gluten‑ Free Pasta and Salad Options available. Wine & Beer. Full menu at:

Japanese KYOTO, 3232 State St, 687‑1252.$$. Open 7days M‑F 11:30a‑2p; Sat Noon‑ 2:30p Lunch; Sun‑Thur 5‑10p Dinner, Fri‑Sat 5p‑10:30p.Complete Sushi Bar. Steak & Seafood Specials! Sashimi, Teriyaki, original Japanese appetizers & Combination Boat Dinner. SB’s only TATAMI Rooms reservations suggested. Beer, Wine & Sake.Take Out. Birthday customers get FREE tempura ice cream & photo on our website!



PALAPA 4123 State 683‑3074 $$ Sat/ Sun Open 7a. M‑F 8:30a‑9p. Seafood enchiladas, ceviche, salads, tamales, chile rellenos. A mini vacation in Baja! Smoking deck.Lots of heated patios. Refrescos, flan, black beans, green rice, Mexican organic coffee.Cervesa y Vino. Breakfast * Lunch * Dinner daily. Live Mariachi music Fri’s 6p. Gift certificates.Private parties & catering. Nos vemos!

HOLDREN’S 512 State St. 965‑3363 Lunch & Dinner Daily. Featuring $20 Prime Rib Wednesdays‑ USDA 12 oz Prime MidWestern corn‑fed beef char‑ broiled over mesquite; or try from our selections of the freshest seafood. We offer extensive wine & martini lists & look forward to making your dining experience superb! Reservations avail.

Natural NATURAL CAFE, 508 State St., 5 blocks from beach. 962‑9494 Goleta‑ 5892 Hollister 692‑2363. 361 Hitchcock Way 563‑1163 $. Open for lunch & din‑ ner 7 days. A local favorite for dinner. Voted “Best Lunch in Santa Barbara” “Best Health Food Restaurant” “Best Veggie Burger” “Best Sidewalk Cafe Patio” “Best Fish Taco” all in the Independent Reader’s Poll. Daily Specials, Char‑Broiled Chicken, Fresh Fish, Homemade Soups, Hearty Salads, Healthy Sandwiches, Juice Bar, Microbrews, Local Wines, and the Best Patio on State St. 9 loca‑ tions serving the Central Coast. SOJOURNER CAFÉ, 134 E. Canon Perdido 965‑7922. Open 11‑11 Th‑Sat; 11a‑10:30p Sun‑Wed. SB’s natural foods landmark since 1978 Daily soups & chef’s specials, hearty stews, fresh local fish, organic chicken dishes,salads & sandwiches & award winning dessert . Espresso bar, beer, wine, smoothies, shakes & fresh juices

RODNEY’S Grill, 633 East Cabrillo Boulevard at The Fess Parker – A Doubletree by Hilton Resort 805‑564‑ 4333. Serving 5pm – 10pm Tuesday through Saturday. Rodney’s Grill Menu is Fresh and New. Featuring all natural hormone‑free beef and fresh seafood, appetizers, and incredible desserts. The place to enjoy dinner with family and friends by the beach. Private Dining Room for 30. Full cock‑ tail bar with specialty cocktails. Wine cellar with Santa Barbara County & California best vintages by‑the‑glass

Thai BANGKOK PALACE 2829 De la Vina St. 687‑1828 $$ Open M‑F 11a‑9p Sat 5‑9p Fine Thai Cuisine in an intimate authentic setting. $15min.+ $3 fee for deliveries. Beer/Wine/Sake.AX/Disc/ VC/ MC.WI‑FI YOUR PLACE Restaurant, 22 N. Milpas St., 966‑5151, 965‑9397. $$. Open Mon 4‑9:45pm Tues‑Thurs & Sun 11:30a‑9:45p, Fri/Sat 11:30a‑10:30p. V MC AE. Your Place ‑ The One & Only. Voted “BEST THAI FOOD” for 26 years by Independent and The Weekly read‑ ers, making us a Living Legend! Lunch & dinner specials daily. Fresh sea‑ food & tasty vegetarian dishes. Santa Barbara Restaurant Guide selected us as the Best Thai Restaurant for excep‑ tional dining reflected by food quality, service & ambiance.

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Blair Fox Cellars Fox Family Vineyard Vermentino 2012 When a restaurateur like Mitchell Sjerven of bouchon and the Wine Cask raves about a wine, one should listen, which is how this pale yellow, vividly refreshing vermentino from Blair Fox’s organically hand‑farmed family property in the Santa Ynez Valley wound up in our glass. Often, this white Italian varietal can be so subtle that it’s almost tasteless, but that’s far from the case here, from the light lime spritzer aroma and slight salinity on the tongue to the surprisingly long finish. No wonder Mitchell serves it as a pairing to scallops, but it’d be mighty fine to toast the end of summer with this on a hot front porch as well. Take this review to their tasting room in Los Olivos for a free sample of this soon‑to‑be‑gone wine. See

Wine Country Tours SPENCER’S LIMOUSINE & Tours, 884‑ 9700 Thank You SB, Voted BEST 18yrs! Specializing in wine tours of all Central Cal Wineries. Gourmet picnic lunch or fine restau‑ rants avail TCP16297 805‑884‑9700

Wine Shop/Bar RENEGADE WINES: 417 Santa Barbara St. Ste A‑6, 805‑568‑1961. Tues‑Fri 11a‑6p, Sat. 12‑6p. Sun‑Mon

by appointment. SB’s oldest wine shop, over 23 years same location. We are Santa Barbara’s premier wine retailer, offering a wide variety of local and imported wines. Our diverse assort‑ ment of wine comes from the world’s finest vineyards with prices starting around $9. View our full inventory @ We store your wine. 3000sq feet of temp. con‑ trolled wine lockers; 8 case lockers‑300 case rooms. Off‑street parking. 2 blocks from State St. (2nd driveway @ 126 E. Haley) Monthly tastings & private tast‑ ings available. We ship wine. Keep in touch: Facebook, Google+, Twitter

BABCOCK WINERY & VINEYARDS. 5175 HWY 246 Sta. Rita Hills. 805‑736‑ 1455 Open 10:30‑5 p.m. daily. For 30 years Bryan Babcock has been honing his craft. Venture into beautiful wine country and savor his extraordi‑ nary collection of highly expressive sin‑ gle‑vineyard Pinot Noirs rarely offered outside of the winery. Sample highly acclaimed Chardonnays, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris. Cabernet and Syrah sourced from warmer SB Co. locales are voluptuous. Taste wine and shop for eclectic gifts in a newly ren‑ ovated, vintage inspired atmosphere. SANTA BARBARA Winery, 202 Anacapa St. 963‑3633. Open 7 days, 10a‑5p, small charge for extensive tast‑ ing list. 2 blocks from both State St & the beach. This venerable winery is the county’s oldest‑ est.1962, and offers many internationally acclaimed wines from their Lafond Vineyard in the Santa Rita Hills. Try some of Winemaker Bruce McGuire’s small production bot‑ WHITCRAFT WINERY, 36 S. Calle Cesar Chavez 730‑1680. Family owned & operated. Specialist in Pinot Noir .Est. 1985. In Sideways! 1 block from beach. Tastings Fri/Sat/Sun 12‑4 & by appt.

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SOL Food Festival This Saturday


n Saturday, September 28, from 10 a.m. 6 p.m. the Sustainable, Organic, Local (SOL) Food Festival will be held in Plaza de Vera Cruz in downtown Santa Barbara, in partnership with the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County. The one-day festival features farmers, chefs, organizations, and individuals, with talks and demonstrations, live animals, and activities including a chef competition, salad-eating contest, a hands-on kitchen, and a wine stomp. The Garden of Eatin’ food court — where everything is locally and ecologically grown — will feature food from Full of Life Flatbread, SOhO, Nimita’s Indian Cuisine, the SOL Food Kitchen, Sugar & Salt Creamery, Here’s the Scoop, Ascending Health Juicery, and Im’ Alkesh, and the Oasis beer and wine garden will feature vendors including Firestone, Telegraph, Stone Brewing Co., Figueroa Mountain, Carr Winery, Alma Rosa, and Demetria.



owner of Rudy’s Restaurant at  Calle Real, Goleta, and was told that in late October, his eatery will become Paloma Restaurant and Tequila Bar. The eatery will have a new chef, a new menu serving authentic Mexican cuisine, and a new large-front dining patio. Paloma will offer sit-down table service in the evenings and walk-up ordering during the lunch hour.

QUIZNOS CLOSED? Reader Charles says he saw a

sign outside Quiznos at  State Street that said the eatery is permanently closed starting September 22. I tried calling and the phone number is now disconnected. If true, then it looks like the Goleta location at  Hollister Avenue (next to Albertsons) is the only one left in town.

JAVAN’S MOVING: Reader Joshua let me know

that Javan’s at  Embarcadero Del Norte in Isla Vista (next to Woodstock’s) is closing and looking for a new spot to rent. I called Javan’s and was told they will close at the end of September and have not found a new location yet.


SOL FOOD: At the SOL (sustainable, organic, local) Food Festival this weekend, learn from experts during lectures on the two main stages (top), and grab something delicious to eat (above).

Just in from Stella Mare’s bistro,  Los Patos Way, Montecito: “Hi John, We recently made some seasonal changes to our menus and by popular request, added a great happy hour, very similar as what is offered at Café Stella, but across the pond (Bird Refuge)! We are also featuring our great Los Patos Burger. Stella Mare’s bistro is now home of the (only?) Duck Burger in town. Lots of new small plates on our new menu: tartines, baked goat cheese, bone marrow, tapenades, escargots, and more. And what about frog-leg lollipops for happy hour? We have some, too. Major change: We did expand the outdoor terrace to accommodate more tables and happy-hour patrons! Thank you, Philippe Rousseau.”

Shack at  Marketplace Drive, Goleta, has a happy hour every day from 3-6:30 p.m. that includes $3 well drinks, $3.50 margaritas, draft beer specials, and $5 select appetizers. Also, they are serving buckets of six Miller High Life or Pabst Blue Ribbon for $10 all day long.

FOUR SEASONS TASTE TRUCK: The Biltmore Santa Barbara will be manning a Four Seasons Taste Truck making stops at the Coral Casino September 30, Deckers headquarters on October 1, downtown’s st Thursday on October 3, Telegraph Brewing Company on October 4, near Farmers Market then Oreana Winery on October 5, and East Beach on October 6. For details, visit

EARLYBIRD DINNER: Arlington Tavern at  West


HAPPY HOUR: The new Smoke ’N Barrel BBQ

Victoria Street is introducing the Early Bird Dinner, offered Monday-Saturday from 5-6:30 p.m. Enjoy a seasonal dinner for two — two appetizers, two entrees, and a bottle of wine for $70.


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California wine enthusiasts now have the option of joining the Foley Food & Wine Society. The organization’s launch party is on Saturday, September 28, from 3-6 p.m. at the Bacara Resort. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit foleyfoodandwinesociety .com.

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tHe INDepeNDeNt


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Legals Administer of Estate NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: ELIZABETH DOLAGHAN CASE NO: 1418903 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of ELIZABETH DOLAGHAN A PETITION FOR PROBATE: has been filed by: in the Superior Court of California, County of THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codcils, if any be admitted to probate. The will and any codils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.)The Independent administration authority will be granted unless an Interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A Hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: on 10/10/2013 AT 9:00 am Dept: Five Room: Judge Sterne SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, located at 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Anacapa Division. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court an mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE‑154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Susan H. McCollum, State Bar No. 110950 Hollister & Brace 1126 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; (805) 963‑6711. Published Sept 19, 26. Oct 3, 2013.

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: HARRY OLSON CASE NO: 1438065 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of HARRY OLSON A PETITION FOR PROBATE: has been filed by: ELIZABETH WILLIAMS in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The Petition requests the decendent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.)The Independent administration authority will be granted unless an Interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A Hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: on 10/24/2013 AT 9:00 am Dept: Five Room: SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, located at 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93121. Anacapa Division. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court an mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE‑154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Petitioner: 4007 Via Lucero Apt. I Santa Barbara, CA 93110 Published Sept 26. Oct 3, 10 2013.

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original statement for use of this Fictitious Business Name was filed Oct 06, 2010. in the County of Santa Barbara. Original file no. 2010‑0003039. The person(s) or entities abandoning use of this name are as follows: George Misbeek 340 Old Mill Rd #184 Santa Barbara, CA 93110. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 23, 2013 I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office, Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Ian Morales. Published Sept. 12, 19, 26. Oct 3 2013

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FBN Withdrawal STATEMENT OF WITHDRAWAL OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following persons (s) has (have) withdrawn as partner (s) from the partnership operating under: YOGIBOGEYBOX 1830 Anacapa Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101. The original statement for use of this Fictitious Business Name was filed 06/25/2013 in the County of Santa Barbara. Original file no. 2013‑ 0002078. The person or entities withdrawing use of this name are as follows: Matthew Adam Cook 1830 Anacapa Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sept 12, 2013. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office, Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk SEAL by Miriam Leon. Published. Sept 19, 26. Oct 3, 10 2013.

Fictitious Business Name Statement FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Endless Summer Sports at 858 Highlands Drive #6 Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Amy Devers (same address) Margaret Michaels (same address) This business is conducted by a General Partnership Signed: Amy Devers This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 30, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Andrea Luparello . FBN Number: 2013‑ 0002743. Published: Sept 5, 12, 19, 26 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: PLB Painting Company at 418 East Micheltorena Street #2 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Peter Louis Bonner (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Peter Bonner This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 29, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Andrea Luparello . FBN Number: 2013‑ 0002726. Published: Sept 5, 12, 19, 26 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Tmur & Associates at 1482 East Valley Rd, #320 Santa Barbara, CA 93108; Robert J. Tmur 593 El Bosque Rd. Santa Barbara, CA 93108 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Robert J. Tmur This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 27, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2013‑0002708. Published: Sept 5, 12, 19, 26 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Pinnacle Safety Supply at 7396 Freeman Pl. #B Goleta, CA 93117; Save Our Skin, Inc (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Caren Paulson This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 29, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Miriam Leon. FBN Number: 2013‑0002727. Published: Sept 5, 12, 19, 26 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Moonlight Carpet Cleaning at 6584 El Greco Road #19 Goleta, CA 93117; Carlos Alberto Ramirez (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Carlos Ramirez This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 08, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Miriam Leon. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0002497. Published: Sept 5, 12, 19, 26 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: B&R Construction at 1818 Chapala Street #6 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Edwin Russell Bell (same address) William Hodges 4418 E La Estancia Circle Cove Creek, AZ 85331 This business is conducted by a General Partnership Signed: Katherine T. Bell This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 26, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Danielle Gomez. FBN Number: 2013‑ 00022689. Published: Sept 5, 12, 19, 26 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Salon Patine at 3206 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Salon Patine, Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Robert Hofberg This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 13, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Hector Gonzalez. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0002542. Published: Sept 5, 12, 19, 26 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: TT Imports at 216 W Mission Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Tony Foster (same address) This business is conducted by a General Partnership Signed: Trevor Dunne This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 05, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Danielle Gomez. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0002777. Published: Sept 12, 19, 26. Oct 3 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: One World Still at 591 Rosa Linda Way Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Mark Drost (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Mark Drost This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 05, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jessica Armstrong . FBN Number: 2013‑ 0002780. Published: Sept 12, 19, 26. Oct 3 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Ex‑Parte Legal at 401 N. Milpas St. Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Richard L. Cain 314 W. Micheltorena Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Richard L. Cain This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 05, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Ian Morales . FBN Number: 2013‑ 0002778. Published: Sept 12, 19, 26. Oct 3 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Ace Automotive at 5940 Olney Street #101 Goleta, CA 93117; Ricardo De Jesus 1335 San Julian Place Santa Barbara, CA 93109 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Ricardo De Jesus This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 12, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Gabriel Cabello . FBN Number: 2013‑0002522. Published: Sept 12, 19, 26. Oct 3 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: S & N Properties at 1000 Garcia Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Nitti Family Trusts 1951 W. Mountain Glendale, CA 91203; Spalluto Family Trust 1000 Garcia Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93103 This business is conducted by a General Partnership Signed: Carol Spalluto This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 26, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Andrea Luparello . FBN Number: 2013‑0002695. Published: Sept 12, 19, 26. Oct 3 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Sundowner Sustainability Consulting at 820 State Street, 4th Floor Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Sundowner Sustainability Consulting LLC PO Box 21426 Santa Barbara, CA 93121 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Eleanor Kim, Managing Partner This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 22, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Danielle Gomez . FBN Number: 2013‑0002658. Published: Sept 12, 19, 26. Oct 3 2013.


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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Bopteaboo Tartisan, Design Atelier, Sweet & Savory at 73 Alameda Padre Serra Santa Barbara, 93103; Jacqui Wou (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Jacqui Wou This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 03, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Hector Gonzalez. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0002756. Published: Sept 12, 19, 26. Oct 3 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Schott & Company at 215 West Figueroa Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Stephen Schott (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Stephen Schott This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 09, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Gabriel Cabello FBN Number: 2013‑0002795. Published: Sept 12, 19, 26. Oct 3 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Westside Dance Santa Barbara at 723 W Mission Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Jennifer Phillips (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Jennifer Phillips This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 12, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0002842. Published: Sept 19, 26. Oct 3, 10 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Soj, Sojourner Cafe, Sojouner Cafe & Restaurant, Sojouner Coffeehouse at 134 E. Canon Perdido Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Sojourner Coffeehouse Inc (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Donna L. Mudge, President This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 03, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Danielle Gomez. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0002751. Published: Sept 12, 19, 26. Oct 3 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: SCAPE, Southern California Artists Painting For The Environment at 631 N. Milpas St. Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Southern California Artists Painting For The Environment (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Lori Lenz, Treasurer This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 06, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Miriam Leon FBN Number: 2013‑0002789. Published: Sept 12, 19, 26. Oct 3 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Harbor Market at 125 Harbor Way #8 Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Lisa Ann Clagg 925 Yanonali Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Lisa Clagg This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 19, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Andrea Luparello . FBN Number: 2013‑ 0002611. Published: Sept 12, 19, 26. Oct 3 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Nisthal Design at 1521 Laguna Street Apt 211 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Marisol Nisthal (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Marisol Nisthal This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 04, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Danielle Gomez FBN Number: 2013‑0002769. Published: Sept 12, 19, 26. Oct 3 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Alchemy On Demand at 1774 B Prospect Avenue Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Leslee Goodman 1351 S. La Luna Avenue Ojai, CA 93023; Hudson Hornick 1774 B Prospect Avenue Santa Barbara, CA 93103 This business is conducted by a Unincorporated Association Signed: Leslee Goodman This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 12, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Hector Gonzalez. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0002840. Published: Sept 19, 26. Oct 3, 10 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Chuck’s Waterfront Grill, The Endless Summer Bar‑Cafe, Waterfront Grill at 113 Harbor Way Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Richones, Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: George Stephen Hyslop, Secretary This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 19, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Hector Gonzalez. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0002607. Published: Sept 12, 19, 26. Oct 3 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Vino Metate at 218 Helena Avenue Suites A & B Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Metate Hill, Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Michael Strange , Vice President This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 05, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Hector Gonzalez. FBN Number: 2013‑0002775. Published: Sept 12, 19, 26. Oct 3 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Varsity Bike Shop Inc at 6547 Pardall Road Isla Vista, CA 93117; Varsity Bike Shop Inc (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Dana Cornalino, VP This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 09, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Ian Morales . FBN Number: 2013‑0002799. Published: Sept 12, 19, 26. Oct 3 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Independent Nurse Consulting ROC, Meditemps, Rancho Oso Cazador at 1160 North San Marcos Road Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Carolyn J. Aijian (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Carolyn J. Aijian This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 27, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Gabriel Cabello . FBN Number: 2013‑0002703. Published: Sept 12, 19, 26. Oct 3 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Lovebites at 2877 Exeter Place Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Zoe Vanessa Carter (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 16, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Hector Gonzalez. FBN Number: 2013‑0002585. Published: Sept 12, 19, 26. Oct 3 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Fairview Motors, Brake & Alignment at 664 S. Fairview Avenue Goleta, CA 93117; Eric A. Hulsman 4990 Ponderosa Way Santa Barbara, CA 93111 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Eric Hulsman This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 20, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Hector Gonzalez. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0002619. Published: Sept 12, 19, 26. Oct 3 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Stormtop Publishing at 1895 Augustenborg Place Solvang, CA 93463; Vahid Imani (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Vahid Imani This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 28, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jessica Armstrong. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0002716. Published: Sept 12, 19, 26. Oct 3 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Tony The Tailor at 30 W. Mission #3 Santa Barbara, CA 93101;Anthony John Marzio (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Anthony John Marzio This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 11, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Ian Morales. FBN Number: 2013‑0002832. Published: Sept 19, 26. Oct 3, 10 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Rick’s Construction & Handyman Services at 2547 Pawnee Court Ventura, CA 93001; Ricardo Pedroza (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Ricardo Pedroza This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 16, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Gabriel Cabello. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0002867. Published: Sept 19, 26. Oct 3, 10 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Horvath Photography at 1054 Miramonte Dr. #3 Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Anthony T. Horvath (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Anthony T. Horvath This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 16, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Miriam Leon. FBN Number: 2013‑0002871. Published: Sept 19, 26. Oct 3, 10 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Sage Construction Services at 1307 Salsipuedes St Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Bruce M Burke (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Bruce M. Burke This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 16, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0002876. Published: Sept 19, 26. Oct 3, 10 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Oberlin Pen Company, Oberlin Watch Company, Tempus Fugit Media at 2113 Castillo St. #B Santa Barbara, CA 93105; James Henderson (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: James Henderson This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 12, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Ian Morales. FBN Number: 2013‑0002847. Published: Sept 19, 26. Oct 3, 10 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Tiki Pools at 633 Island View Dr Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Michael Terry (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Michael Terry This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 09, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0002813. Published: Sept 19, 26. Oct 3, 10 2013.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Dos Carlitos Restaurant & Tequila Bar at 3544 Sagunto Street Santa Ynez, 93460; CLH Enterprises, Inc. 1212 Coast Village Road Santa Barbara, CA 93108 This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: CLH Enterprises, Inc. CEO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 13, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Hector Gonzales. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0002859. Published: Sept 19, 26. Oct 3, 10 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Tiny Kitchen Stories at 1419 Salinas Place Santa Barbara, CA 93103; James St James (same address) This business is conducted by a Married Couple Signed: Jennifer Lynne St James This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 28, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Danielle Gomez. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0002711. Published: Sept 26. Oct 3, 10, 17 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Red Sand Market & Deli at 207 W Anapamu Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Issam Danial 3374 San Remo Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Sumaya Maida (same address) This business is conducted by a Limited Partnership Signed: Sumaya Maida This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 10, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Danielle Gomez. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0002826. Published: Sept 19, 26. Oct 3, 10 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Johnny’s Sheet Metal & Heating, Service Now at 879 S. Kellogg Avenue Goleta, CA 93117; Bradley L. Reginato 158 Kinman Avenue Goleta, CA 93117 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Bradley L. Reginato This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 11, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Ian Morales. FBN Number: 2013‑0002829. Published: Sept 26. Oct 3, 10, 17 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Circle H Studio at 776 W. Hwy 246 Buellton, CA 93427; David Heuer (same address) Kim Heuer (same address) This business is conducted by a Married Couple Signed: Kim Heuer This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 10, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Hector Morales. FBN Number: 2013‑0002816. Published: Sept 19, 26. Oct 3, 10 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Summer Bizarre at 3732 Greggory Way #4 Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Lee‑Ann Curren 525 San Onofre Rd. Santa Barbara, CA 93105 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Lee‑ Ann Curren This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 13, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2013‑0002856. Published: Sept 19, 26. Oct 3, 10 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: 3DIFY at 2019 Plaza Bonita Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Samuel Truby Robinson III (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Samuel Truby Robinson III This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 17, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Hector Gonzalez. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0002904. Published: Sept 26. Oct 3, 10, 17 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Terrabello Design Studio at 2750 San Marcos Ave. Los Olivos, CA 93441; Margaret Johnson (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Margaret Johnson This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 13, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Eva Chavez. FBN Number: 2013‑0002855. Published: Sept 26. Oct 3, 10, 17 2013.


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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: A & A Import Service at 511 Richardson Ave. Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Emilio Valsecchi 233 W. Anapamu Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Emilio Valsecchi This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 30, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Ian Morales. FBN Number: 2013‑0002736. Published: Sept 26. Oct 3, 10, 17 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Santanas Tailoring at 117 W. Mission Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Santana Bueno at 1716 Bath Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101. This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Santana Bueno. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 17, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Hector Gonzalez. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0002881. Published: Sept 26. Oct 3, 10, 17 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: View at Your Own Risk Productions at 1733 Chino Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Oscar Gutierrez (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Oscar Gutierrez This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 26, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Danielle Gomez. FBN Number: 2013‑0002687. Published: Sept 26. Oct 3, 10, 17 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Perez Tax Service at 4123 State Street, Suite 100 Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Luis S. Perez 640 W De La Guerra Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101. This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Luis Perez This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 17, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Hector Gonzalez. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0002807. Published: Sept 26. Oct 3, 10, 17 2013.


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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Nomad Caravan at 4873 Kodiak Avenue Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Jessica Minter (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Jessica Minter This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 13, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Hector Gonzalez. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0002806. Published: Sept 26. Oct 3, 10, 17 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Clark Coastal Senior Care at 935 Cieneguitas Road Suite C Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Joseph F Clark (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Joseph F Clark This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 23, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Danielle Gomez. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0002939. Published: Sept 26. Oct 3, 10, 17 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Grady Williams Associates at 829 Soledad Avenue Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Grady W. Williams (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 05, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Hector Gonzalez. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0002779. Published: Sept 26. Oct 3, 10, 17 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Res Calibration at 270 E. Highway 246 Suite 111 Buellton, CA 93427; Robert E Stokes Jr 483 Dairy Way Buellton, CA 93427 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Robert E. Stokes Jr. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 17, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Eva Chavez. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0002890. Published: Sept 26. Oct 3, 10, 17 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Massage Kneads at 2315 White Ave. Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Keld Lohmann Hove (same address). This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Keld Hove. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 20, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Miriam Leon. FBN Number: 2013‑0002937. Published: Sept 26. Oct 3, 10, 17 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Bolger Construction at 2431 Mesa School Lane Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Timothy W Bolger II (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Timothy W. Bolger II This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 23, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Gabriel Cabello. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0002945. Published: Sept 26. Oct 3, 10, 17 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Home Improvement Services at 132 Garden Street, Suite 13 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Jon Bryan (same address). This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Jon Bryan. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 20, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Hector Gonzalez. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0002934. Published: Sept 26. Oct 3, 10, 17 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: South Coast Janitorial, South Coast Maintenance, Southern Coast Janitorial Services at 5940 Olney Goleta, CA 93117; Thomas D. Ramirez 205 San Napoli Drive Goleta, CA 93117 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Thomas D. Ramirez This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 09, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Hector Gonzalez. FBN Number: 2013‑0002794. Published: Sept 26. Oct 3, 10, 17 2013.


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The Independent is looking to hire a part-time Calendar Editor. This position involves inputting and editing dozens of event listings; the ideal candidate must be familiar with Santa Barbara’s various venues and events that occur throughout the year. This position is about 25 hours per week, and requires attention to detail, timemanagement skills, the ability to prioritize, and to write and edit brief event summaries. Candidate must be a self-starter, familiar with the Internet, and able to work independently.


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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Poppins Parent Mentoring at 3803 Connie Way Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Michele Martin (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Michele Martin This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 23, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Ian Morales. FBN Number: 2013‑0002944. Published: Sept 26. Oct 3, 10, 17 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Fire & Wine Catering, Fire And Wine, Fire And Wine Wood fired Catering, Fire And Wine, Wine Tours at 2910 Alamo Pintado #7 Los Olivos, CA 93441; Chris Rogers (same address) Gretchen Rogers (same address) This business is conducted by a Married Couple Signed: Gretchen Rogers This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 16, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2013‑0002875. Published: Sept 26. Oct 3, 10, 17 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Lucky Penny at 131 Anacapa Street Suite A Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Acme Restaurant LLC 120 Presidential Way, Suite 300 Woburn, MA 01801 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Charlotte Villanueva This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 23, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2013‑0002955. Published: Sept 26. Oct 3, 10, 17 2013.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: SB Tech Trader at 605 Vista Vallejo Unit B Santa Barbara, CA 93105; David Andre (same address) Megan Van Valkenburgh (same address) This business is conducted by a General Partnership Signed: Megan Van Valkenburgh This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 07, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Hector Gonzalez. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0002480. Published: Sept 5, 12, 19, 26 2013.

Name Change IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF RONNIE L. MOORE ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 1418232 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: A petition has been filed by the above named Petitioner(s) in Santa Barbara Superior court proposing a change of name(s) FROM and TO the following name(s): FROM: RONNIE L. MOORE TO: RONALD LEE MOORE THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING Oct 09, 2013 9:­ 30am, Dept 6, 1100 Anacapa St, Santa Barbara CA 93101. A copy of this order to Show Cause shall be published in the Independent, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition. Dated Aug 01, 2013. by Terri Chavez; Deputy Clerk for James E. Herman, Judge of the Superior Court. Published. Sep 5, 12, 19, 26 2013.


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such as lesson plans, worksheets, presentations, videos and education apps. •Works collaboratively to complete projects that enhance and support website development and ensure top‑ quality resources are available to subscription members. •Remains current in professional & technical knowledge of Education. •Develops and maintains a good working relationships with fellow Teacher Resource Editors and Staff Required Qualifications •Current credential •Minimum 1 year hands‑on experience with classroom teaching •Strong editing skills and detail‑ oriented •Strong written and verbal


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 FROM MAKING A DIFFERENCE. Come experience it here. Having a positive impact on others, and feeling fulfillment in return, is a cornerstone of the Cottage Health System culture. As a community-based, not-for-profit provider of leading-edge healthcare for the Greater Santa Barbara region, Cottage emphasizes the difference each team member can make. It’s a difference you’ll want to experience throughout your entire career. Join us in one of the openings below.

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General Part-Time Calendar editor The Independent is looking to hire a part‑time Calendar Editor. This position involves inputting and editing dozens of event listings; the ideal candidate must be familiar with Santa Barbara’s various venues and events that occur throughout the year. This position is about 25 hours per week, and requires attention to detail, time‑management skills, the ability to prioritize, and to write and edit brief event summaries. Candidate must be a self‑starter, familiar with the Internet, and able to work independently. To apply, send cover letter and resume to hr@independent. com. No phone calls please. EOE m/f/d/v

customer requests and inquiries regarding bank products and services. Successful candidate will have excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to answer phones professionally. High School diploma or G.E.D. along with one year of experience in retail banking is required. For more information, contact us at: or visit: www.



ACADEMIC PERSONNEL Responsible for overseeing the academic personnel appointment and review process for temporary research Management appointments. Expected to research, analyze and develop solutions for complex issues of diverse scope. Also provides broad analytical project support for UCPath initiatives impacting campus wide academic personnel Montecito Bank & Trust related activities and performs a A premier performing, privately‑ owned, variety of Academic Personnel related community bank, serving the tricounty responsibilities as a result of UCPath area for more than 38 years, in seeking work demands. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree motivated and qualified individuals to and/or equivalent combination of lead and manage the Goleta Branch education and experience in a related and support the Banking Services field. Demonstrated knowledge Department. Come join our team in and experience with data analysis, providing a World Class Experience for query tools, data extraction, and our community, our customers, and our data summaries. Ability to provide associates while making Montecito Bank comprehensive written analyses and & Trust the BEST place to work and the well developed recommendations. BEST place to bank! Note: Fingerprinting required. $52,548 ‑ $63,060/yr. For primary consideration Branch Manager – Goleta apply by 9/30/13, thereafter open until filled. AA/EOE Apply online at https:­// Immediate opening for an experienced Job #20130432 Branch Manager to build and expand AIRLINE CAREERS – Become an relationships and increase profitability by Aviation Maintenance Tech. FAA generating, evaluating and successfully approved training. Financial aid if closing on a wide range of consumer qualified – Housing available. Job and business deposit and loan activities. placement assistance. CALL Aviation The Branch Manager will also lead, Institute of Maintenance 877‑492‑3059 manage, direct and motivate branch associates to maintain standards of high performance and deliver exceptional customer service. Successful candidate will have Bachelor’s degree, or commensurate banking experience.­ Candidate must have a minimum of four years sales and supervisory experience; along with the ability to be registered as a Mortgage Loan Originator (MLO) through the NMLS agency. Service Center Specialist ‑ Goleta Immediate opening for a Service Center Specialist to provide a World Class Experience to our customers by answering, resolving and researching

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OFFICE OF THE OMBUDS Provides consultation to undergraduates, intake for all cases, and administrative support. Interacts by phone and in person with faculty, staff and students. Manages and analyzes departmental statistical data. Processes financial transactions and maintains budget reports. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and prior work experience. Excellent communication, interpersonal, and analytical skills. Ability to maintain

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AUDIT & ADVISORY SERVICES Responsible for planning and conducting a wide variety of audits, advisory services, and investigation projects. Performs and documents audits and advisory services in accordance with the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and Practice Advisories established by the Institute of Internal Audits and the University of California Internal Audit Manual. Plans, prioritizes, manages, and performs multiple projects and tasks. Reqs: Possess a Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, business administration, computer science or a related field. Three to five or more years of relevant experience. Notes: Fingerprinting required. Maintain a valid CA driver’s license, a clean DMV record and enrollment in the DMV Employee Pull‑ Notice Program. $4,778 ‑ $5,577/ mo. Open until filled. AA/EOE Apply online at Job # 20130375


OFFICE OF DEVELOPMENT Works to optimize philanthropic support for Engineering, the Sciences and other collaborative fund‑raising initiatives, in response to academic priorities established by the Deans of Engineering and the Sciences (“Deans”) and select affiliated program directors. As a member of the Development Office staff, fund‑raising efforts are devoted primarily to Engineering and the Sciences, with the remaining time to other University initiatives, as appropriate. Focuses approximately ninety percent time on fund‑raising activities for gifts of $25,000 and up, with emphasis on gifts of $100,000 and more. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree. Minimum of 5 years of major gift experience, including raising six and seven figure gifts. Proven track record of successfully managing current and prospective benefactors at the leadership level. Notes: Fingerprinting required. Annually renewable contract position. Ability and willingness to travel frequently and to work weekends and evenings. Salary is competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience. For primary consideration apply by 9/29/13, thereafter open until filled. AA/EOE Apply online at https:// Jobs.­ Job #20130437

Social Services PROGRAM INSTRUCTORS needed at Nuvelles Developmental Services Hollister Day Program. We seek creative, energetic applicants to work w/individuals with developmental disabilities. Duties include leading activities such as arts & crafts and games, leading community outings & providing personal care assistance. If you want a position which will make a difference in the lives of others, this is the job for you. What we offer: M‑F day shift, paid training, CPR cert., health ins. Apply in person at Novelles Developmental Services, 7300 Hollister Ave. Goleta, CA 93117. Please call 805‑ 968‑5360 for more info. Fax resumes to 805‑968‑8008.




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trustee notice NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE File No. 7301.29171 Title Order No. 6869607 MIN No. APN 063‑010‑08 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 04/07/09. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in §5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. Trustor(s): ANDREW CURTIS LUCCHESI, A SINGLE MAN Recorded: 04/14/09, as Instrument No. 2009‑0020310,of Official Records of SANTA BARBARA County, California. Date of Sale: 10/09/13 at 1:00 PM Place of Sale: At the main entrance to the County Courthouse, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA The purported property address is: 4635 VIA CAYENTE, SANTA BARBARA, CA 93110 Assessors Parcel No. 063‑010‑ 08 The total amount of the unpaid balance

of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $1,442,308.04. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid, plus interest. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the beneficiary, the Trustor or the trustee. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee

sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 877‑ 484‑9942 or 800‑280‑2832 or visit this Internet Web site www.USA‑ or using the file number assigned to this case 7301.29171. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Date: September 10, 2013 NORTHWEST TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC., as Trustee David Ochoa, Authorized Signatory 1241 E. Dyer Road, Suite 250, Santa Ana, CA 92705 866‑387‑6987 Sale Info website: www.USA‑Foreclosure. com or Automated Sales Line: 877‑484‑9942 or 800‑280‑ 2832 Reinstatement and Pay‑Off Requests: 866‑387‑NWTS THIS OFFICE IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE FILE # 7301.29171 09/19/2013, 09/26/2013, 10/03/2013


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Pristine Mesa Craftsman 352 Oliver Road This 2-story Craftsman-style Mesa home features wide-plank hardwood floors, recessed lighting & an abundance of windows. Formal Living Room & Dining Room. Kitchen & breakfast area. Kitchen with stainless appliances, center island & French doors to arbor-covered patio. Small elegant low-maintenance backyard. 1st floor Bedroom and Bathroom. Upstairs master suite with fireplace, luxury bathroom with clawfoot tub & glassed-in shower.

Offered at $1,249,500

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811 ALSTON Road 3BD/2BA, Sun 2‑4, $1,895,000, Joan Wagner 895‑4555. Coldwell Banker


cArpinteriA 1372 VALLECITO 3BD/3BA, Sat 1‑4, $985,000. Nancy Hussey 452‑ 3052. Coldwell Banker

goletA 361 RAVENSCROFT Drive, Goleta‑ $949,000. 3BD/1BA, Goodwin & Thyne Properties, Anthony Bordin (805) 729‑ 0527

hope rAnch 4030 MARIPOSA Drive 4BD/4.5BA, Sun 2‑4 $4,750,000, Frederick/Assur 906‑0194. Coldwell Banker

montecito 1032 FAIRWAY Road 2BD/2BA, Sat 2‑ 4, Grant Danely 453‑3954, Sun 2‑4, Bonnie Jo Danely 689‑1818, $1,100,000. Coldwell Banker 1090 TORO Canyon 5BD/3.5BA, Sun 1‑ 4, $3,995,000. Scott Westlotorn 403‑ 4313. Coldwell Banker 1206 CHANNEL Drive 3BD/2BA, Sun 2‑ 4, $7,980,000. C. Scott McCosker 687‑2436, Coldwell Banker

1011 RINCONADA Road 3BD/2.5BA, Sun 2‑4, $2,149,000, Chris Palme 448‑ 3066. Coldwell Banker 1230 NORTHRIDGE Road 6BD/4.5BA, Sun 1‑4, $2,795,000. Maurie McGuire 403‑8816. Coldwell Banker 2043 PASEO Almeria 3BD/3.5BA, Sun 1‑4, $1,075,000, Joanne Tacconelli 570‑2314. Coldwell Banker

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FALL MOVE‑IN SPECIALS: 1BD Near Cottage Hospital. 519 W Alamar. Set among beautiful oak trees across the strert from Oak Park. NP. $1020. Call Cristina 687‑0915

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3415 CAMPANIL Drive 5BD/4BA, Sat & Sun 1‑4, $3,125,000, Nancy Hussey 452‑3052. Coldwell Banker

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3663 SAN Remo Drive #2F, Santa Barbara‑ $529,000. 2BD/2BA, Goodwin & Thyne Properties, Stu Morse (805) 705‑0161

1 BDRM Townhouse Near Beach FREE Parking $1175/mo. 968‑2011. VISIT MODEL, ENTER DRAWING.

6638 OLD Pacific Coast Hwy 3BD/3BA, Sun 1:30‑4, Victor Plana 895‑0591. Coldwell Banker

FALL MOVE‑IN $1020 1BD Corner of Hope & San Remo‑N State St‑Barbara Apts Quiet NP 687‑0610

724 CALLE De Los Amigos, 3BD/2.5BA, $699,000. Sunday 1‑4pm, Goodwin & Thyne Properties, Caitlin Benson (805) 699‑5102

FALL MOVE‑In Specials‑Studios $1020+ & 1BDs $1120+ in beautiful garden setting! Pool, lndry & off‑street parking at Michelle Apartments. 340 Rutherford St. NP. Call Erin 967‑6614

summerlAnd 2340 LILLIE Avenue 4BD/2BA, Sun 1‑ 4, $1,250,000. Ruth Ann Bowe 698‑ 1971. Coldwell Banker

FALL MOVE‑IN Specials. 2BDs $1410+ & 3BD flat or townhouses $2080. Near UCSB, shops, park, beach, theater, golf. Sesame Tree Apts 6930 Whittier Dr. Hector or Ricky 968‑2549

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Single PHD Profnl houses/dupleXes for rent

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MONTECITO This incredible 46 acre ocean view property with a guest house has approved plans for a gorgeous hilltop estate. This is an exceptional opportunity to create your Montecito dream home. $3,750,000 1119 ALSTON ROAD







READY TO BE BUILT MONTECITO Luxurious 5BD/6BA home ready to be built. Views of the ocean & islands. (PRICE WHEN COMPLETE)

HOPE RANCH This 5BD/4.5BA hidden gem sits on 1.33 acres. Enjoy your own tennis court, pool & Jacuzzi!








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Tuscan Villa duplex on a R2 lot. 6BD/4BA. Ocean/city/riviera views.

GOLETA Updated 6-unit IV complex located 2 blocks from ocean in the heart of I.V. Great location & income!

SANTA BARBARA Outstanding 2

Victorian w/ tons of potential, needs work. Finished home: 4BD/4BA.

story duplex in the heart of downtown SB w/ 3 car garage. Peabody Schools.

tion, this 5BD/2.5BA Upper East home is 3,179 sq. ft. Close to downtown!











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downtown home. Mtn views, wood flrs, covered deck, fenced grass yard w/ patio.

den Valley townhome. Vaulted ceilings, attached 2 car garage & more!

GOLETA The remaining Ravenscroft Ranch Estate is 1.09 acres in a great Goleta neighborhood. Potentially split into 5 lots.

GOLETA Updated 4BD/2BA home in great neighborhood. Fenced yard, 2 car garage, family room w/ fireplace.











7465 HOLLISTER AVE. #144

located near La Cumbre Country Club. Updated kitchen, baths & more!

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CARPINTERIA 3+ acres, biking distance to beach. Avocado trees w/ income history. Oaks, mtn views.

SANTA BARBARA 2BD/2BA, updated, only unit w/ 2 car garage. Pool, Monte Vista Sch., steps to shopping/restaurants.

SANTA BARBARA Updated 2BD/2BA condo. Desirable association w/ pool. Within Hope School District. Priced to sell!

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Spanish style w/ Riviera views,tile floors. Fully fenced w/ private backyard.

GOLETA ‘07 MFD home, 3BD/2BA, granite kitchen, bamboo flrs, amazing location in park…lives like a house, amazing value!






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