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THE WEEK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103

LIVING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111

Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113 Food & Drink . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115

A&E . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119

Arts Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121

Best of Santa Barbara Readers’ Poll 2013


(D.J. Palladino)

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ENDORSEMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . 13

NEWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

OPINIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Letters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Classical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 Dance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 Theater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130 Pop, Rock & Jazz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133

Arts & Entertainment Listings . . . . . . . 142

FILM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145 Reviews . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145 Movie Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146

ODDS & ENDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

Obituaries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

Rob Brezsny’s Free Will Astrology . . . . 148

This Modern World . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Dining Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149 The Restaurant Guy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151

In Memoriam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

CLASSIFIEDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152

Barney Brantingham’s On the Beat . . . . 29

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Whether it’s with words or images, The Santa Barbara Independent loves to keep its readers entertained. The stunning (in more ways than one) 3-D production of this year’s Best Of issue and the logo designed by Gabby Dimaranan (back row, second from right) reach above and beyond the flat, two-dimensional newspaper. Alongside Gabby stand the Ladies of AdPro — (from left) Marianne Kuga and Rachel Gantz and (right) ad production maestra Megan Packard Hillegas — who leapt technical hurdles to accomplish this week’s mesmerizing effects. Emerging from his usual habitat of cool, nocturnal picture palaces, film reviewer and arts writer D.J. Palladino (front, left) dons major red/blue glasses (“I’ll bet I look supercool like this, too. Not geeky at all.”) to help elaborate some backstory behind the readers’ prime picks in this epic story, a tale enhanced multidimensionally by the multitalented Paul Wellman, whose camera accompanied Trixie through dog kennels, teeth exams, pianos, bars, window washing, and more to capture the Best of Santa Barbara®.



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Dick Flacks strategizes the Santa Barbara city election . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


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Gregg Hart, a spokesperson for the Santa Barbara County Association of Governments, will bring to the council an obvious intelligence and sunny congeniality — and he knows traffic and transportation issues. With the caveat that Hart should recuse himself from council votes regarding the freeway, given his City Council tenure 10 years ago and his time on the Planning Commission before that, we know Gregg Hart’s qualified.


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SPOTLIGHTED: While Chumash Chairman Vincent Armenta says annexing Camp 4 is a fair and necessary move for his tribe, county staff worry about losing tax revenue in the deal, as much as $42 million in 10 years.

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news briefs LAW & DISORDER Police arrested a 30-year-old Santa Barbara man early Saturday morning after he allegedly held a loaded 9mm handgun to his boyfriend’s head and threatened him during an argument, then fired off two shots as they struggled for control of the gun. Dru Stemm was booked in County Jail on charges of assault with a deadly weapon and domestic battery. His bail is set at $75,000.

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he message couldn’t have been any clearer: “There are so many serious issues here,” said Doreen Farr, the county supervisor in charge of the Santa Ynez Valley, where the Chumash tribe is trying to annex the 1,400 acres known as Camp  into their reservation. “The desires of 143 members of the Chumash Tribe, no matter how well intentioned for the future of their tribe, should not and cannot outweigh the very real needs of county government and 420,000 other county residents it serves.” In echoing the sentiments of more than two dozen public speakers, numerous environmental groups, and countless other community members who have shown up to jam-packed meetings in recent years, Farr and three of the other supervisors voted to send an official letter to the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs expressing their strident opposition to the tribe’s dream of taking complete control of the land, which would take the property off of the county’s tax rolls and, more worrisome to most, allow development to proceed without adhering to the county’s strict planning rules. As explained in detail during Tuesday’s hearing, the annexation would likely lead to a diverse array of impacts on everything from aesthetics, traffic, and public safety to a strain on water availability in the area.“The loss of local control to regulate land uses without appropriate mitigation,” said County CEO Chandra Wallar,“can congest county roadways, impact water quality and waterways, reduce water supply to adjacent properties, degrade habitat, and also degrade air quality and the environment.” 14


Despite these initial assessments — the county is hoping that the feds will at least require a more thorough environmental report before deciding — Supervisor Steve Lavagnino did not vote to send the letter. In the name of community accord, he said, negative knee-jerk reactions should give way to more discussions.“I am calling for us once again to reconsider opening dialogue with the tribe to discuss ways of mitigating the impacts,” he said. Lavagnino, along with Supervisor Salud Carbajal, were the only ones to vote in favor of establishing a special government-to-government relationship with the tribe in August. Carbajal was the only supervisor to vote against sending a letter to the feds in opposition to the tribe’s recent declaration that 11,500 acres to the Santa Ynez Valley should be included as part of their Tribal Consolidation Area, or TCA. A frightful term for many of the residents who fall under the jurisdiction, the TCA was an attempt by the Chumash to show that Camp  is within their historic landscape, which would presumably ease annexation. But in a surprise announcement on Tuesday, Chumash Chairman Vincent Armenta told the board that the tribe wants to drop the TCA designation that was approved by the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), citing concerns that the label was hurting area property values. It’s unclear if or how the effort to rescind the TCA will affect the annexation request — or if such a move is even possible — but county staff said it would investigate the matter further and proceed as if the TCA were still in place. Staff said it couldn’t consult with the BIA directly because of the government shutdown. Nevertheless, Armenta promised, “The

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tribe is going to continue its quest to bring the 1,400 acres into trust. We’re going to do it both through the administrative process, which I’m sure will be appealed, and we’ll continue to pursue it through the legislative process, where I am sure we will prevail.” On the other side of the aisle, the public speakers continued banging their drums loudly. “I think as a point of planning, and a point of fairness, we should be unanimously opposed to this application,” said former county supervisor Brooks Firestone. “The federal laws under which this fee-totrust application are going forward date back to the 1930s,” said Santa Barbara City Councilmember Dale Francisco, who spoke as a private citizen and explained the laws were originally created to help impoverished Plains Indian tribes who had lost their reservation land through land sales. “This is obviously not the situation in the Santa Ynez Valley,” he said. “What we’re faced with is a very wealthy and powerful development corporation. We would allow no other similar developer the kinds of liberties the Chumash are demanding.” Camp  was purchased by the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians from the late actorturned-vintner Fess Parker’s estate for $40 million in 2010, and earlier this year, the tribe began the process to annex the land into its existing reservation via the BIA fee-to-trust process. The tribe — whose members historically lived in relative poverty until opening the Chumash Casino Resort in 2004 — has repeatedly said it intends to build 143 homes on Camp , not another resort or casino. The BIA produced an environmental report on that annexation, available at, and is accepting comments on the proposal until November 7.

Seven gang members were arrested 10/13 after they allegedly chased a 21-year-old victim — who has no gang affiliation — with a tire iron, bat, and knives along North Voluntario Street. Police said the victim had dropped off his girlfriend at her home at around 11:30 p.m. when he noticed a white Lincoln Town Car traveling northbound. As it passed, the driver shouted the name of his group’s gang, stopped the car, and the group gave chase. The victim was able to run to the safety of a nearby home, and police soon tracked down and arrested the group on Milpas Street. Brent Pella, a 23-year-old Los Angeles resident and recent UCSB graduate whose music video “Bike Path Love” went viral on YouTube, was arrested 10/11 for felony DUI resulting in injury. Pella was turning left onto Carrillo Street from Bath Street around 2:59 a.m. when he allegedly struck a 24-year-old man who was walking across Carrillo, causing the victim to suffer life-threatening injuries. Pella’s blood alcohol content was measured at 0.11.

The District Attorney’s Office will receive more money to expand its Real Estate Fraud Prosecution Program after the Board of Supervisors approved a fee increase from $3 to $10 for recorded real estate documents. According to the DA’s Office, fraudsters typically prey on seniors and Spanish speakers facing foreclosure. In the last three years, the six-yearold program has worked with 163 victims who lost a combined $25.4 million. The fee increase will provide $684,000 to cover $669,000 in expenses; excess funds will be saved for future investigations. Five new Santa Barbara Police Department officers hit the streets 10/14 after completing 23 weeks of academy training and graduating from the Ventura County Criminal Justice Training Center. They are Sara Baca, Bryce Ford, Katrina Freeman, Justin Hesketh, and Nicholas Molina. Starting officers earn approximately $100,000 per year, according to figures released during negotiations this summer between the police union and City Hall.

CITY There is now a freshly painted bike lane on Haley Street that runs eastbound from Chapala to Alisos Street. The new lane — which did not require the removal of parking spaces or traffic lanes — is part of recent city efforts to improve bike transportation on the Eastside. A new, short right-turn lane has also been added at State Street to improve traffic flow onto Haley Street. The city hopes to add a westbound route in the near future.



The McDonald’s in Camino Real Marketplace will be getting a drive-through, after the Goleta Planning Commission approved the add-on — which the owner has been vying for since 1997 — with a 3-2 vote on Monday. The permit was granted after a public hearing in which those in support (citing the convenience) and in opposition (noting increased traffic and greenhouse-gas emissions) turned out in equal measure. Along with the drive-through, the permit will also require crosswalk striping from Storke Road into the shopping center as well as a pedestrian pathway. The median currently in place at the Storke entrance will be extended to prevent immediate lefthand turns into the Home Depot parking area and left-hand turns from the McDonald’s parking area onto Marketplace Drive; traffic engineers said the extension will prevent cars from backing up at the entrance. Figures presented to the commission showed that traffic increases would be minimal — 131 more trips to the Marketplace on top of the current 10,000 daily visits — and air pollution from idling cars would be less than that generated by cars restarting. The commission also added a stipulation limiting the 204-foot-long queue to 13 cars at a time. In arguing for the drive-through permit, David Peterson, the owner of several area McDonald’s restaurants, including the one in question, said his intent was not to garner new customers but to capitalize on customers already in the shopping center. Commissioners Meg West and Julie Kessler Solomon both voted against the permit, with West saying she worried about what would happen if the impacts are greater than projected and Solomon adding that the traffic estimate “really begs belief.” No specific — Lyz Hoffman completion date for the drive-through is yet available.

Former White House advisor and divisive foreign-policy figure Henry Kissinger (pictured) came to Santa Barbara last week to discuss a host of hot-button issues. Guests forked over $1,500 to attend the 10/9 luncheon at the Coral Casino — hosted by Westmont College — and listen to President Nixon’s secretary of state discuss the U.S.’s complex past and foreseeable future. Westmont president Gayle Beebe led the Q&A and asked Kissinger several questions submitted by audience members about chemical weapons in Syria, relations with Russia, instability in Benghazi, the United States’ reputation, immigration, and his new book about world order and global culture. Keeping an eye on one of the most recognized and visited structures in Southern California, the Board of Supervisors received and filed a five-year plan to maintain and spruce up the historic County Courthouse. Submitted by the Courthouse Legacy Foundation (CLF) the plan includes the restoration of the iconic Mural Room and Great Arch. The Mural Room work is expected to cost around $800,000, $342,000 of which has been raised. Since its inception in 2004, the CLF has raised and spent more than $1 million, most notably on the effort to replace the courthouse’s “Spirit of the Ocean” fountain.

COUNTY A 32-page report released this week by the Environmental Defense Center raises further alarm about hydraulic fracturing from the offshore oil rigs in the Santa Barbara Channel, where at least 15 “fracks” have been identified over the past 20 years, including four approved this year alone. Explaining that fracking is a process by which water and chemicals are pumped into the ground to better extract resources or maintain wells, the report reminds that the Deepwater Horizon spill happened after a series of federally allowed shortcuts, reveals that, in the channel, the majority of fracks have occurred off of platforms Gail (the closest to Anacapa Island) and Gilda (which the EDC claims has a “history of spills”), and recommends an immediate moratorium of offshore fracking. Approximately 40,000-50,000 DirectTV subscribers throughout the tri counties are still without KEYT-TV Channel 3’s signal after DirecTV and the ABC affiliate’s relatively new parent company — New-Press & Gazette Co. of St. Joseph, Missouri — declared an impasse during contract negotiations last week, forcing DirecTV to pull the plug at 10 a.m. on 10/9. While KEYT General Manager Mark Danielson claimed the carrier “pays other, considerably less popular program providers more than five times the rate the station is asking in payment for its more highly rated signal,” DirectTV has countered that New-Press & Gazette Co. reps are demanding unfairly high fees for rebroadcast rights. Last year, KEYT struggled to reach an agreement with Cox Communications, resulting in the carrier’s public censure of KEYT as “demanding unreasonable fees that are far above market rate.” After a fair amount of uncertainty about the fate of three properties in Isla Vista formerly owned by Santa Barbara County’s Redevelopment Agency (RDA) and now under county control, the Board of Supervisors unanimously voted Tuesday to hold on to the Isla Vista Clinic building, a vacant church property, and a solar-powered parking lot along Embarcadero Del Mar. The county’s long-range management plan to retain the downtown I.V. properties is on its way to the RDA Oversight Board and then to the state on cont’d page 16  10/26 for a final decision on

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ouis Bristol, the Carpinteria youth pastor who pleaded guilty in August to committing sexual acts on two teen girls, was sentenced Friday to one year in Santa Barbara County Jail plus a strictly termed five-year probation period, during which he will have to register as a sex offender. Both Bristol’s family and the victims and their families — statements from the girls’ mothers suggested their families had once been close with Bristol’s — attended the sentencing. They sat on opposite sides of the courtroom, and at one point, from their seats, Bristol’s wife and the mother of one of the girls argued until a bailiff admonished them to keep quiet. Bristol, who was 28 years old at the time of the crimes, met the two girls, 14 and 16 at the time, through his job as a high school youth pastor at the Carpinteria Community Church. The lewd acts occurred at the Holiday Inn Express in Carpinteria, where he also worked as an assistant manager. He also sent a video of himself masturbatADDRESSING THE COURT: “I wish I could go back ing to a third victim, an adult. He was and change everything about this whole situation,” arrested for the crimes in February. Bristol said. One of the victims spoke at the sentencing, reading from an essay she wrote a minor, contributing to the delinquency of a for college applications. “My life was centered minor (by providing her with marijuana), and in that church,” she said. “That church was my sending obscene material to the adult victim safe haven.” The girl read how, after the crimes — would net Bristol the aforementioned four occurred, she “wanted to hide and forget what years and eight months in prison, said Waldman, was happening.” She said she turned to drugs who added that the victims and their families and alcohol to cope, and she saw her GPA drop are satisfied with the deal. That prison sentence is suspended, Waldman from 4.33 to 0.33. In time, though, she said she began her path to recovery. “I’m proud that I said, based on how Bristol handles his probation. overcame this and how I grew as a person,” she If he does anything wrong — from contacting one of the victims or dating someone with a said. “I knew I needed to be strong.” Her mother also spoke and directed many child who is a minor to associating with any of her comments directly at Bristol. “I would people under the age of 18 or possessing any guess, Louis, that you still don’t understand sexually stimulating materials — Bristol will what you’ve done,” she said. “You hid behind have to serve that prison term and register as God to do your evil, and someday you will have a sex offender for the rest of his life. He is also to answer to Him,” she continued, saying that prohibited from visiting or living in Carpinteria although she supports the plea deal he received, or within 2,000 feet of any school, which can it will be “longer and harder for them to heal be monitored via GPS tracking if the Probathan any punishment you receive.” tion Department sees fit. He will be required Under Bristol’s plea deal, he will serve one to attend sex-offender therapy for a year and year in County Jail — and won’t receive cred- weekly Sex Addicts Anonymous meetings, its for time he already served — plus five years among other terms. of probation. If he violates any of his proba“I wish I could go back and change everytion terms, said Senior Deputy District Attor- thing about this whole situation,” Bristol said, ney Paula Waldman, he will go to state prison facing the victims and their families. “I’m for four years and eight months. Waldman remorseful. I hope that there can be forgiveness.” “My daughter has suffered a lot,” said the explained that some of the original charges against Bristol, including forcible rape, forced mother of the 14-year-old victim. She said that sexual penetration by a foreign object, and she and her daughter have since moved to Vensexual battery by restraint — which could have tura “where no one knows us.” In her statement, landed him 20 years in prison if convicted — she noted her daughter’s sadness and anger over could not be proved beyond a reasonable doubt. what happened. “All this will follow her for a The charges that could be proved — a lewd act lifetime,” she said. “This lack of trust is going to ■ upon a minor, unlawful sexual intercourse with last a lifetime.” october 17, 2013



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Workers’ Comp Office Closing

The workers’ compensation office in Goleta — the only one in the county — is being closed on November 30 with all of its clients and employees transferred to the Oxnard branch. The state’s Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) announced the decision last month. Decrying the lack of public outreach, the Goleta City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to send a letter to the department opposing the closure and requesting it be postponed until people can weigh in. “It’s really going to be troublesome,” Mayor Roger Aceves said. “We regret any inconvenience,” said DIR spokesperson Peter Melton. “Because [Oxnard is] less than an hour away, the decision was made to merge the offices.” Melton added that the closure is mainly due to the building’s monthly rent — more than $20,000 — and the increased space at the Oxnard office. He added that the Goleta branch — the only one closing right now — is one of the smallest out of the state’s 24, with only one judge and 1,254 hearing requests so far this year. Aceves said he hopes the letter results in a public hearing or perhaps a compromise in which cases are held in Goleta a couple of days per week. There is no word on whether other cities in the county plan on taking similar action. Employees at the Goleta office said they couldn’t comment on the closure. Megan Compton, an attorney for the Santa Barbara law firm Ghitterman, Ghitterman & Feld, which handles many workers’ compensation cases, said she worries how this closure will impede not only people with legal representation but also those without. And those with severe disabilities and/or without cars will be further hindered, she said, as the trip from Goleta to Oxnard would take more than — Lyz Hoffman three hours and four buses. PAU L WELLM AN F I LE PHOTO

news briefs cont’d from p. 15 jurisdiction. At a board meeting last month, the supervisors rejected staff’s recommendations to sell the I.V. Clinic building and the church property — appraised at $1.6 million and $2.4 million, respectively — and keep the parking lot for “government use” or “future development.” Approximately 1,100 low-income residents visit the clinic each month; Isla Vista residents have expressed desires to turn the empty church into a community center. With the state Department of Finance initially threatening to raid more than $4 million being used by the City of Goleta to fix San Jose Creek — a project whose funding was caught up in the statewide dissolution of Redevelopment Agencies (RDA) in 2011 — the city filed a legal action last week to stop any such takings before the 12/6 hearing on the disputed monies, which total more than $18 million. The state sent a letter on 10/9 demanding that the $4 million be paid within 30 days; since the filing of the motion, the state Attorney General has indicated that it won’t require payment prior to the hearing. There will be two main chunks of money being challenged by the state at the December hearing: the first is a $3.5 million loan that the RDA paid back to the city. The second chunk is about $14.5 million, which the RDA paid the city to deal with construction contracts.


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Last year, organic farmers freaked out when it became apparent that the bagrada bug (pictured, next column) had arrived, just a couple of years after the African stink bug had first appeared in Los Angeles. This year, the bug, which munches on broccoli, kale, and other cole greens with potentially devastating effects, is back again — with evidence suggesting a spread as far north as the Salinas Valley — but far fewer people are worried. “They’re around, but it’s a completely different story from last

year,” said Brian Cabrera, the County of Santa Barbara’s entomologist. “It’s been pretty quiet.” He believes that’s because people expected the return and now know how to deal with it; conventional farmers simply use insecticide to kill the bugs, while organic home gardeners can use an insecticidal soap on the nymphs. The road map that will dictate how the Gaviota Coast is visited, inhabited, preserved, and developed for decades to come cleared a major stepping stone last month as the Santa Barbara County Planning Commission finished hammering out the revised plan and will send it to the Board of Supervisors so the county can initiate environmental review. The board is scheduled to vet the 150-page document in the next two months, and the environmental impact report will take about a year to complete. To view the plan, go to longrange.sbcounty A March 2013 study examined code deficiencies and infrastructure issues at the Santa Barbara County Jail kitchen, and a nearly $2 million project was put into motion to make the nec-

Once a pickle, never a cucumber again.

— Supervisor Peter Adam, expressing worry about the Chumash taking permanent control of Camp 4.

The county supervisors are literally trying to make it rain, as they approved the 2013-2014 cloud-seeding program with hopes that Twitchell Reservoir in San Luis Obispo County and Lake Cachuma will collect some muchneeded water. Cloud seeding, which the county has used since 1982, involves injecting raindroppromoting silver iodide into the clouds. This year’s program will cost $307,375 and be carried out from November through June.

Resort & Spa on 10/12 for the county’s first Salute to Teachers event. Tyler Wilkes, Amanda Sweigart, Megan Cotich, Cheryl Lastra, Jessica Zambrano, and Michelle Poquette were honored for their participation in the Teacher Induction Program. The mentor program pairs new teachers with veteran educators and is part of a statewide initiative to ensure classroom newbies are adequately supported, after a recent study found that nearly 22 percent of teachers left the profession after their first four years and cited “lack of support” as the main reason.


essary fixes and improvements. On 10/15, the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved contracting with AECOM to oversee the design phase of the project, agreeing to pay no more than $150,000 for the work. It’s hoped the design phase will be completed in early 2014; construction will take around six months once a contract is awarded.

The process to enact a single-use plastic-bag ban for the county’s unincorporated areas will continue, after the supervisors voted 3-2 on 10/15. The ban would apply only to grocery stores, pharmacies, and liquor stores, and not to department stores, restaurants, or tasting rooms. The 74 affected stores would have to charge 10 FIGHTER: Tara Haaland-Ford is an outspoken opponent of cents for paper bags and make the city’s proposed gang injunction and is president of the reusable bags available. The Santa Barbara Teen Legal Clinic. issue will next come to the board in April 2014 for the presentation of a final environmental impact report. Diagnosed with stage-4 colon cancer in November, Santa Barbara defense attorney A two-part plan to address the county’s $300 Tara Haaland-Ford has battled through two million deferred maintenance backlog was surgeries and bouts of chemotherapy, and this Saturday she will be the beneficiary of the approved by the supervisors this week. The first annual Friendship Paddle fundraiser. Dozens part will see an outside contractor analyze all of supporters, individually and in relay teams, aspects of county buildings and parks, from will paddle their way from Santa Cruz Island electrical systems to plumbing; the second part to the Santa Barbara Yacht Club, the goal being will use the findings to develop budget planto raise $100,000 to help cover Haaland-Ford’s ning for the next 20 years. The $280,000 analymedical and living expenses while she’s out of sis, due in December, will be paid for out of the work. “When I woke up from surgery,” Haaland$1 million set aside for deferred maintenance. Ford explained, “I knew it was going to be a Fed up with the size of the backlog, Supervisor hard road, but in the end, I’m going to beat it.” Peter Adam has proposed a ballot initiative to To donate, visit require the board to better maintain countyowned buildings, parks, and roads. A trio of Santa Barbara County breweries took home medals from Denver at the Great EDUCATION American Beer Festival. With more than 800 breweries from around the United States subUCSB and Dos Pueblos High School students mitting more than 5,000 entries, the annual will advance to the final round of the country’s largest student-centered cyber security hacking affair is considered the nation’s top beer competition. For the fourth time in 10 years, competition at Polytechnic Institute of New York University next month. UCSB sophomore Firestone-Walker Brewing Company and brewmaster Matt “Merlin” Brynildson took Jake Corina, DPHS seniors Andrew Dutcher, home the esteemed prize of “Mid-Size Brewing Alex Meiburg, and Charlie Green, and DPHS sophomore John Grosen will travel to New York Company and Brewer of the Year,” an achievement further exhibited in the gold medals that for an all-expense-paid trip to compete with Firestone won for its Wookey Jack black rye IPA, more than a dozen other teams for cash prizes Pivo Hoppy Pils, and Taproom IPA and the silver and scholarships. A digital murder-mystery it received for the Union Jack IPA. Figueroa game, Department of Homeland Security Quiz, and other games to discover hardware vulnerMountain Brewing Company landed golds for abilities will be part of the three-day event its Davy Brown Ale and Stagecoach Stout and intended “to build an important workforce of silvers for the Surfliner Lager, Oktoberfest, and the future.” Stearn’s Dry Irish Stout. Telegraph Brewing Company took home a bronze for its flagship Hundreds filled a large banquet room at Bacara beer, the California Ale.

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S.B. Tech Company Fights Industry Pests here is nothing explicitly illegal about the process of patent trolling. Many patent trolls — shady conglomerates profiting from patent lawsuit settlements — waltz across the bank accounts and legal teams of countless startups, tech firms, and industry leaders alike. But Lumen View Technology may have knocked on the wrong door because Kevin O’Connor, CEO of the Santa Barbara– TURNING THE TABLE: FindTheBest CEO Kevin O’Connor has based online comparison the money, means, and moxie to take on a pesky patent troll, network FindTheBest, has and maybe the rest of their kind. decided he’s the one who does the knocking. TheBest have filed for an early ruling with New A patent troll’s business plan is relatively York federal judge Denise Cote, hoping to get simple: “Inventors,” usually hidden behind the case thrown out quickly. shell corporations, file patents for general techOn September 16, FindTheBest filed a civil nological concepts or applications, and they lawsuit against Lumen View Technology under then actively pursue existing companies tech Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizathat violate said patent. On May 30 of this year, tions Act (RICO Act), the federal law initially Lumen View Technology, LLC, sent a formal designed to allow prosecutors to put orgacomplaint to FindTheBest, alleging that its nized-crime bosses behind bars for involvecomparison-shopping software violated U.S. ment in racketeering schemes harming other Patent No. ,, and demanding a $50,000 businesses. “It’s only been tried a few times settlement to make amends. before — it’s a really high bar that you [have to And the story from this point is typically clear] to prove it,” O’Connor said.“We think we as straightforward: After a quick check with have the facts to prove it,” he went on, referenctheir legal team, most companies passing over ing CISCO Systems, Motorola, and Netgear’s a patent troll’s bridge cough up the change, similar, but ultimately unsuccessful, attempts especially as legal fees to even begin to fight to fight the patent troll Innovatio under RICO. the charge can quickly surpass the initial settleFindTheBest is drafting its final statement to ment offer. Judge Cote, due by Friday, to attempt to get the “The first thing you do is try to figure out: patent case thrown out. The RICO case, which Are we infringing, is there a valid patent, and will also be in the hands of Cote, is still in its who is this company?” O’Connor said. “And initial stages. Lumen View has until October 31 what we found was … nothing. Their demand to file their first motion or response before the letter didn’t tell us what we were doing wrong; November 1 pretrial discussion. But despite O’Connor’s personal and profesit was kinda this Stalinistic thing —‘We know you’ve done something wrong, but we’re not sional devotion to the cause, lasting change in gonna tell ya’ [what it is].” U.S. patent law is mostly a legislative issue.“The So, instead of immediately settling, endgame is either the federal government — O’Connor came out swinging, pledging the FTC [Federal Trade Commission] — goes to spend $1 million of his own money (he after these people, or the California Attorney cofounded the online-advertising behemoth General goes after them, or Congress passes DoubleClick, which sold to Google in 2008 legislation that eliminates this practice,” he for $3.1 billion) fighting off the troll. Patent said. Still, the FindTheBest case has attracted ,,’s coinventors, Eileen Shapiro and national attention, as it could serve as valuSteven Mintz, as well as their attorney Damian able precedent for future cases and legislation. Wasserbauer, did not respond to requests for O’Connor, who recently spent time in Washington, D.C., talking to other inventors and comment on the case. And unlike many companies struck by lawmakers about patent reform, doesn’t see trolls, O’Connor may have an impenetrable himself as the champion of victimized comsuit of armor. Lumen View’s patent seems to panies, but he is more than willing to draw his specifically apply to dual-input selection, in sword when threatened. which two users plug in preferences and infor“I’m not sure we’re trying to be the poster mation and are matched up accordingly — a case; it’s just that we’re so irritated — that this process frequently seen on online dating sites. incredible injustice exists in this country,” he With FindTheBest, however, one user inputs said. “It’s an obvious scam; nobody wants to information, and the company’s software uses fight it, nobody’s willing to fight it, no one wants it to help the user find and compare products, to stick their head up … and they just picked on companies, and services. O’Connor and Find- the wrong company.”



GOOD TURNOUT: Mayor Helene Schneider and challenger Wayne Scoles were happily bowled over when 140 high school students showed up to a mayoral forum Monday night.

Mayor Just Wants to Have Fun ‘Swamp Rat’ Turned Mesa Rat Challenges Incumbent Schneider


BY N I C K W E L S H anta Barbara’s Mayor Helene Schneider must be doing something right. Either that or she’s been extremely lucky. Probably both. Unless Schneider, a wonky moderate progressive, gets hit by an errant lightning bolt during the next 25 days, the experts and prognosticators predict she will be reelected to the council’s top spot by more than a comfortably vast margin. Her opponent, Wayne Scoles, a fiercely outspoken political Everyman from the Mesa, has made himself a fixture at City Council meetings over the past seven years, routinely excoriating the police for failure to enforce existing city laws having to do with speeding drivers, homeless vagrants, and gangbangers. To date, Schneider has raised nearly $100,000 — an outlandishly large amount by Santa Barbara standards — and has chalked up endorsements from just about every political organization with more than two members. At a time when most candidates are gritting their teeth for the final stretch, Schneider is not just relaxed but affirmatively having fun. At a recent cabaret, for example, the mayor showed up dressed in a cheerleader’s outfit, a cowboy hat, cowboy boots, and pom-poms and convincingly belted out a couple of songs. A drama geek back from her high school days, Schneider can still carry a tune. One of the musicians backing her up noted approvingly, “Our mayor’s a nut.” By contrast, Scoles, a plumber and a pipefitter by trade, is waging a valiant, if lonely, effort. To date, he has reported raising only $600 and loaning his campaign another $2,000. He shows up at forums and has dusted the Mesa with an impressive number of yard signs. “It’s just me,” he said. Scoles doesn’t knock on doors or call people at home, explaining,“I see that as an invasion of privacy.” But Scoles, a large and physically robust 60-year-old, is anything but daunted. The so-called experts, he noted, are routinely proved wrong.“I wouldn’t be running if I didn’t think I could win,” he declared. Scoles may be tilting at windmills, but he can legitimately claim to have taken on City Hall before

— involving a high-profile showdown with Police Chief Cam Sanchez — and decisively won. “Grassroots operations can still succeed,” he said. “It isn’t always a matter of who has the most money.”


Compared to previous council races, this year’s is devoid of any obvious line-inthe-sand issues by which voters can easily define the candidates. Santa Barbara’s liberal establishment, as has often been the case, could not agree on which candidates to back; as a result, four liberal Democrats — one of whom is an incumbent — find themselves chasing after three open seats. And the other side is only slightly less disjointed. When Schneider first ran for mayor four years ago, the picture was dramatically different. At that time, she was a sitting councilmember representing the left side of the aisle and found herself running against fellow councilmembers Iya Falcone and Dale Francisco — both formidable figures — and Steve Cushman, then the head of the Chamber of Commerce. Throw into the mix an initiative that would lower the city’s maximum building-height limit and Texas billionaire — and former Santa Barbara resident — Randall Van Wolfswinkel, who spent a record-shattering $750,000 trying to effectuate a right-wing makeover and takeover of City Hall. Despite the onslaught, Schneider managed to win, but Van Wolfswinkel got two conservatives elected, thus pushing the council needle decidedly to the right. Schneider’s first two years as mayor were decidedly bumpy. City finances took a major hit thanks to the worldwide recession. With ideological pugilists like Das Williams and Michael Self on the council, meetings devolved into paralysis by polarization. Two years in, Williams would be elected to Sacramento and Self would be defeated by Cathy Murillo. Since then, Schneider has come into her own, and the council has become a decidedly less rancorous place. A watered-down version of cont’d page 21  a new general plan — the


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manager, Lindaman, represents a group of Montecitans — Commonsense  — who are demanding that the left-hand battleground where hot-button issues like increased residential exit lanes onto Cabrillo Boulevard be retained despite Caldensities got hammered out — was unanimously passed. The trans’s vehement insistence such ramps are inherently unsafe. council unanimously put Cliff Drive on a “road diet”— always This group has the money and the juice to have arranged a a contentious matter among dueling transportation advocates meeting with the director of Caltrans, the head of the Depart— meaning Cliff was re-striped to create new bike lanes by ment of Transportation, and a representative from Governor reducing one lane of traffic. And last week, the council voted Jerry Brown this summer. Schneider went along and repeated to approve a plastic-bag ban — admittedly after seven years of her threat to withhold the necessary permits. In so doing, she bureaucratic trench warfare — with no dissenting votes. helped crowbar concessions on behalf of Commonsense : All sides are quick to credit Schneider’s leadership for this further meetings to explore whether the Cabrillo offramps are turnaround in tone. Schneider — who has hewed a more cen- as dangerous as Caltrans claims. trist course as mayor than as councilmember — has made Activists with Commonsense  have been especially upset an effort to reach out to groups that previously “weren’t in with Gregg Hart, the public information officer for SBCAG, my Rolodex,” like the Milpas Community Association. Eight whom they consider both an impediment and a stooge for Calyears ago, Schneider said, the trans. Hart happens to be rungroup’s anti-homeless rhetoric ning for the City Council and is part of the slate endorsed by the and tactics would have elicited an “us/them” response. Today, Democratic Party. Schneider that’s changed. “There’s no has been outspoken in expresssuch thing as ‘us/them’ when ing her concerns that if elected, it comes to such a complex Hart would have a serious conproblem,” she said. As mayor, flict of interest. City Attorney Schneider said she’s shied away Steve Wiley says otherwise, but from enmeshing the council Schneider has argued that the state’s fair Political Practices in extraneous wedge issues. “If I can support gay marriage Commission will have to weigh as the mayor — which I have in. (Hart has declined to recuse — do I really need to bring a himself on the matter unless so resolution to the council?” she ordered, arguing his knowledge would be beneficial. He has cauasked,“knowing the bad blood could have repercussions on tioned that delays to the project issues more directly related to will drive up construction costs, eating into limited funds that city policy?” By the same logic, Schneider conspicuously did might be available to address not endorse any of the candiCity Hall’s concerns.) dates running for City CounIn the meantime, Schneicil two years ago, not even the der strongly encouraged forslate of three endorsed by the mer councilmember David DOUBLE DUTY: The council has gotten infinitely more Democratic Party who would Landecker to postpone his congenial with Mayor Helene Schneider at the helm, but she can still play a mean game of political hardball. have unseated three conservaannounced retirement from tive incumbents. This abstilocal politics earlier this year nence hurt Schneider’s relationships with some Democratic and enter the race for council. Much to the consternation of leaders, notably Daraka Larimore-Hall, with whom Schnei- the Democratic Party — which declined to endorse Landecker der’s longtime political consultant Jeremy Lindaman has so — he did so. In the calculus of campaign consultants, this famously feuded. year’s two incumbents — Bendy White and Frank Hotchkiss If Schneider takes pains to get along, she doesn’t always go — are likely to be reelected, leaving the third spot a toss-up along. About a year ago, she unveiled a complex package of between Hart and Landecker, both liberal Democrats. Schneithree ballot initiatives that would have raised or saved City Hall der rebuffed the suggestion she was trying to take Hart out. “I $12 million a year without first checking in with any of the usual don’t see my support for David as anti-Gregg,” she insisted.“It’s — or affected — stakeholders. For this, Schneider was roundly pro-David.” blistered and ultimately forced to beat a strategic retreat. In Many political observers — some associated with Hart’s hindsight, Schnieder insists she accomplished her objective — campaign — have been quick to suggest Schneider is attemptto spark community discussion on issues like pension reform ing to curry favor with wealthy Montecito donors for when and the need for new income streams — and takes comfort she runs for st District Supervisor, a seat now occupied by in the adage, “You never hit a home run if you don’t go up to Salud Carbajal. Carbajal has all but announced he plans to run bat.” Likewise, Schneider took considerable heat for City Hall’s for Congress the moment Democratic Congressmember Lois decision to initiate a gang injunction without first holding any Capps indicates she’s done, and in political circles, it’s a given public meetings. Schneider is more vexed that the injunction that Schneider will seek his post. If so, it’s worth noting that has been held up in court for nearly three years and that it’s the city’s Planning Commission unanimously expressed simibeen the subject of so much confusion and what she terms lar concerns as Schneider’s with Caltrans’s freeway-widening “misinformation and disinformation.” She said she took pains plans. And at a recent forum, all but one council candidate to meet first with people she knew would be critical to better — Hart — expressed reservations, as well. As for her plans for higher office, Schneider said,“Last time I checked, that seat was take their concerns into consideration. For the past year, Schneider has been waging a full-body- occupied,” adding with a smile,“Right now I’m just running for contact showdown with Caltrans and the Santa Barbara a second term as mayor.” County Association of Governments (SBCAG) over the latest installment of the freeway-widening project, slated to cost SCOLES’S $500 million and take 15 years to build. Unless the railroad SHORELINE SPEEDWAY undercrossing by the Andrée Clark Bird Refuge is widened to By contrast, Wayne Scoles’s campaign is simplicity itself. “I’m accommodate more cars, bicycles, and pedestrians, Schneider sick and tired of the police not enforcing the laws,” he said. It has threatened to withhold approval of the necessary city per- started, he said, with drivers speeding along the Mesa’s Shoremits for the project to move forward. She has rebuffed entreat- line Drive, where Scoles lives and can be seen walking his dog. ies from Caltrans and SBCAG to trust that the work will get Scoles cited an elderly neighbor who fought in the Philippines done and the funding eventually provided, citing their failure during World War II but who is afraid to cross Shoreline Drive. to deliver on the exact same promise made in connection with a “He’s never felt more afraid than when trying to cross the previous freeway project in 1996.“Fool me once, shame on you,” street,” said Scoles. City traffic engineers installed a sign declarSchneider has repeatedly said. “Fool me twice, shame on me.” ing pedestrians have the right-of-way, and that, Scoles said, cont’d page 23  Naturally, it’s not quite that simple. Schneider’s campaign helped. But motorists repeatedly crashed




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overnor Jerry Brown signed landmark legislation on Friday to ban the use of lead-based ammunition throughout the State of California, with the prohibition going into full effect by the middle of 2019. The bill — authored by Anthony Rendon, a Democrat from South Gate, and cosponsored by Santa Barbara’s Democrat Assemblymember Das Williams — was introduced due to lead’s impact on the health of wildlife, particularly the endangered California condor, whose populations are still suffering from lead poisoning despite the ammo being banned in its range since 2008. There are concerns about its eventual impact on human health, as well. “The risks to California’s incredibly diverse wildlife are many,” Brown wrote upon signing the law. “We must manage our state’s wildlife for the use and enjoyment of all Californians. It is time to begin this transition and provide hunters with ammunition that will allow them to continue the conservation heritage of California.” Brown also included language that if the federal government ever bans other forms of ammo — like copper — the state ban could be lifted. Many hunters — 247,000 were registered in California last year — were wary of the bill because non-lead ammo is more expensive to buy. With a statewide ban, however, there is a possibility that non-lead ammo will eventually decrease in price. Almost all popular ammo was lead until 1991, when the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service banned lead ammunition in the hunting of waterfowl, making way for more than a dozen lead-free ammunition types available across 35 calibers and 51 rifle cartridge designations. Earlier this year, a team of scientists, doctors, and public health experts released a statement through the University of California’s online publication system decrying lead’s toxic effects on humans and wildlife and wondering why lead ammunition — in their estimation, the biggest source of lead added to the environment — is still legal when products like paint, gasoline, and kids’ toys have become lead-free. According to the Center for Biological Diversity, lead is hazardous to people and animals at any level, as poisoning can impair growth, inflict neurological damage, and cause death. october 17, 2013



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into the sign, he said. After the third replacement, he contended, City Hall gave up, and pedestrians — once again — are left to fend for themselves. Scoles moved to Santa Barbara 39 years ago upon the advice of an ex-girlfriend who told him he’d like it here. A young man just out of the military — Scoles was on his way to Vietnam when the plane was ordered back — he studied studio art at UCSB and later got a degree teaching. He grew up on Fort Bragg in North Carolina, where his father served. As a young kid, Scoles — a selfdescribed “swamp rat”— remembers being batboy on his father’s baseball team, with the Ku Klux Klan surrounding the field. The Klan objected to the presence of black players. “These were guys who served in two wars,” he said of the African Americans at Ft. Bragg, “but off the base they were fourth-class citizens.” Ultimately, troops were ordered to surround the Klan members with their rifles drawn, and the game eventually went on. The moral of the story — like most Scoles tells — is always the same: “You have to stand up for your rights. Don’t let people push you around.” What makes America special, Scoles said, is that people can stand up and make a difference. But that doesn’t make it easy. Scoles is well known at City Hall, where he regularly delivers passionate critiques of the city police during the public comment period at the beginning of council meetings. Often, his face gets red, and his voice gets loud. Scoles is a big muscular guy, and he looks like he might explode. But — as he noted — he never has. He likened his style to “a hammer driving the nail home.”As a former teacher, Scoles said he has to get the council’s attention before they can absorb his message. “Sometimes you have to do it like a TV minister and take them up to a crescendo and then release,” he explained. If at City Hall Scoles is regarded as a crank, on the Mesa, he’s been an unmistakable presence, helping older residents with home repairs and groceries, serving as a one-man neighborhood watch. And on occasion, Scoles has been known to confront people he thought were up to no good. On August 27, 2008, Scoles said he was pass-

ing out fresh fruit to elderly Scoles especially bristled at the suggesresidents at Shoreline Park. tion he is bigoted. “I don’t have a problem Police Chief Cam Sanchez was with immigrants,” he said. “I have a probattending a relative’s wedding lem with illegal immigrants.” He added, “I there. Scoles had made his dislike people of all races equally. It’s who opinions known to the chief the person is that matters.” Scoles said he well before, but when Sanchez supports the creation of a police oversight committee, adding that when citizens file walked by, Scoles asked some pointed questions about the complaints against the department, they stretch limo associated with should be able to review what evidence the the wedding party that was investigators dig up. Scoles also supports the creation of a citizens’ phone line, allowing taking up lane space on the road. members of the public to weigh in on City Scoles said he then asked Hall deliberations.“That way, the public will some pointed questions about tell if the council is voting with the people the lack of police services to or against them,” he explained. Scoles has complaints about “illegal also suggested that frontline workers at City immigrants and gangbangers.” Hall be given a financial reward for suggesAcording to Scoles, Sanchez tions they make saving the city $10,000 or started wagging his finger at more. On more traditional matters, Scoles him, and Scoles retaliated in said he opposes any increase in housing CLEAR MESSAGE: The moral of nearly every kind. According to Sanchez, density. “To think it will somehow help get Wayne Scoles story? Stand up for your rights. people out of their cars,” he said, “doesn’t Scoles made derogatory remarks about Mexicans and threatened to beat him up. Sanchez make any sense. It will just make the problem worse.” had Scoles arrested. Scoles denied the charges, and the case went The Wayne Scoles who shows up at campaign forums is a far to trial. Had he copped a plea, Scoles said, he would have been cry from the hell-raiser who shows up at council meetings. He denied the security clearance needed to work many of the high- was visibly impressed that 140 high school students showed up to tech Defense Department jobs that he’d had. The jury deliberated the youth forum held this Monday night, repeatedly telling those about three hours before it acquitted Scoles. He later filed a federal in attendance,“You are the leaders of the future.” Scoles exhorted civil-rights case against the city, but that case was tossed by a them to stand up for themselves and “be who you are.” And as federal judge. Scoles remains convinced a cover-up was involved. someone who had always hoped to ply his pipefitting skills in Later, Scoles would attempt to read the contents of the city’s outer space, Scoles assured them, “Every single one of you will internal investigation of his case. But when he showed up unan- have the opportunity to go into space.” Scoles acknowledged that he may be a long shot, but he said nounced at City Attorney Steve Wiley’s office, Wiley kicked him out and threatened to have him arrested.“He was waving his arms nobody ever expected he’d beat the chief of police in court either. and raising his voice and getting loud,”Wiley said.“He was scaring “It’s not like I wanted this job my whole life,” he said.“And if I won, people, so I kicked him out.” it would be a serious drop in pay.” PAU L WELLM AN

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lease vote for Megan Diaz Alley for Santa Barbara City Council. Last week, while I was on lawn-sign duty, I installed a sign at a stately Upper East home and the next one at a west downtown property inhabited by multiple families. The Upper East voters appreciated Megan’s progressive values and wanted the sensibilities of a woman in political office. At the downtown home, the residents asked simply,“Is she a good person?” From their experiences in Latin America, a politician either cares about the people or is only out for himself. I was glad to tell them Megan is a renter, works for nonprofits, and wants to restore recreational services for our youth. Remarkable and dedicated volunteers are working for Megan. One is former county supervisor Susan Rose, who works to improve women’s lives all over the world with Human Rights Watch. Another is Ivette Gil, who was a student leader and basketball star at Santa Barbara High School. Both the accomplished veteran and youthful activist see in Megan Diaz Alley what I see: a bright, young, progressive woman who has the courage to seek this wonderful, challenging job. Megan has vowed to ask tough questions and to dig for the answers herself. She comes with experience in finance, environmental protection, and city government as a Parks & Recreation commissioner. She has the personality to work with everyone. I would be honored to serve with Megan Diaz Alley. — Cathy Murillo, Santa Barbara City Councilmember

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was surprised when I saw David Landecker was running for City Council; however, I was shocked The Santa Barbara Independent endorsed him. When he resigned (after much public furor) from the council 22 years ago, it was quite a scandal and rightly so. He was caught changing a price tag at a local store: tacky, stupid stealing. He was not a teenager; he was a man in a position of public trust. I could not trust nor would I vote for a person with such a lack of integrity and respect for doing the right thing. I am a left-wing liberal who just doesn’t like dishonesty.

— Ada Nelson, S.B.

t a City Council candidate forum, a question arose about Gregg Hart’s full-time employment with the Santa Barbara County Association of Governments (SBCAG), a regional planning agency composed of the county and all eight incorporated cities within the county. It distributes local, state, and federal transportation funds, and regional and multijurisdictional issues are addressed there. I’m curious how he will be able to fairly represent Santa Barbara City’s interests as councilmember when he will be pulled by the SBCAG to make decisions based on a countywide, eightcity perspective that may not always align with

the interests of the City of Santa Barbara. Doesn’t the city need a councilmember who can advocate without Mr. Hart’s apparent con— Michael Lovell, S.B. flict?

The State of the Union


he stand your ground laws are our modern version of lynching. The voter suppression laws are our modern version of the Jim Crow laws. The TEA Party is our modern version of the Ku Klux Klan. On our planet, especially in America, there is no such thing as “they,” there is only “we.” — Robert W. Burke, S.B.

Gun Safety


afety begins at home. Children shot accidentally are heart-wrenching casualties of access to guns. Firearm deaths are one of the top three causes of death of children in the U.S. Today seven children will die, and more will be injured by guns. Children can’t legally buy handguns — but they kill each other with guns. Guns bought for home protection are 22 times more likely to endanger or kill family members than intruders. Under California law, you are criminally liable for keeping a loaded firearm where a minor can access it. October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. Fact: A home with a gun can be dangerous for a woman. The murder rate for women goes up by a factor of three when guns are in the home. Convicted domestic abusers can obtain a gun. Approximately 4,000 American females are murdered each year, and 17 times

as many Latina women are murdered by males they knew than by strangers. States with higher levels of household gun ownership have higher rates of female homicide victims. Americans own over 310 million guns, more than one per person. With approximately 30,000 gun deaths annually, we are clearly not doing a good job of protecting our families and communities. Attend the town hall forum Safety in Our Homes, Schools and Community on Thursday, October 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the downtown public library’s Faulkner Gallery. For more information, contact or call 564-6804. — Toni Wellen Coalition Against Gun Violence, Carpinteria

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he Independent’s online Jihad of the Pen column “Service to Mankind and Faith” [9/30/13, independent .com/servicemankindfaith] mentions the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, which is a community that is sincerely serving humanity regardless of race, religion, or creed. This is the positive approach we all need to promote in order to turn the world into a peaceful place.

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was pleased to see that Congressmember Capps has announced a Health and Human Services award for diabetes research at Sansum Diabetes Research Institute. This award, made possible by the Special Diabetes Program (SDP) at the National Institutes of Health, comes at a critical time when government statistics show an alarming 23 percent increase of American youth diagnosed with type 1 diabetes between 2001 and 2009. This increase is certainly troubling to me, a mother of a son who must monitor his blood by pricking his fingers (day and night) and inject insulin several times a day to keep his blood sugar under control, while also measuring everything that he eats and drinks. Without this regimen, he could face very dangerous complications and even a shorter

All shred events 11am–1pm life — which keeps me up at night, in addition to checking his blood. The SDP is credited with groundbreaking discoveries and therapies that are making great strides for people with type 1 diabetes (TD), including progress on artificial pancreas technology. Tying together an insulin pump and continuous glucose monitor, it would automatically help blood sugar. Now in outpatient trials and closer to getting in the hands of patients like my son, the technology will also help prevent complications, which could translate into health-cost savings, including Medicare. Ongoing, large-scale clinical trials made possible by the SDP will provide a better understanding of the disease so it can be prevented. I am hopeful that Congress will support a multiyear renewal of the SDP so that research results can be realized and we can find a cure for my son and the 2.5 million Californians who have type 1 diabetes. Thank you, Congressmember Capps, for standing up for my family and the rest of the diabetes community in — Laurie DeSchryver, San Luis Obispo California!

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Climbing a Dwindling Glacier

National Park in the news due to the federal government shutdown, I’m tempted to hike back up to Lyell Glacier — or what’s left of it — when it reopens. In the 30-plus years since my son Barclay and I trekked Mount Lyell’s snowy flanks, it’s been melting, not as fast as a vanilla ice cream cone in the summer Sierra sun, but melting. Lyell Glacier’s retreat has speeded up since 2000, says Yosemite geologist Greg Stock.“Eventually, there’ll be nothing left.” But Barclay and I had no sense that we were climbing against time, on a glacier silently dwindling beneath our boots. Scientists say the glacier will vanish in about 20 years, victim of that ol’ devil climate change. I’d be curious to compare Barclay’s photos with what we’d find there now. But although the temptation is strong, my back isn’t, and my bum right knee is on strike. From what I’ve read, there’s still snow on the mountain, but not enough for scientists to call it a glacier, strictly speaking. It’s stagnant, not moving. I don’t recall whose idea it was to climb 13,114-foot Mt. Lyell, but that memorable summer in the early 1980s, Barclay and I decided to backpack from Tuolumne Meadows, situated at 8,600 feet above the sea, up a lovely mountain meadow along the Lyell fork of the Tuolumne River, to the foot of the craggy peak. Lyell Glacier

has lost about 60 percontinue backpackcent of its mass during ing beyond on the the past century. In John Muir Trail. fact, scientists predict The drive from that eventually there Yosemite Valley will be no more ice takes you up along left on the planet. The 39-mile Tioga Pass melt will cause oceans Road, one of the to rise an estimated world’s great scenic 216 feet and engulf auto trips, in my large portions of lowbook. Snow closes lying land, including the road in winter, so check first. Barclay parts of major citand I camped out at ies, according to the Tuolumne the night September issue of before, collected our National Geographic. The article graphically wilderness passes, charts the catastrophe and headed out in in the making, pointthe morning. Not ing out that while no A WALK IN THE SUN: Barney peers up the melting knowing what we’d one knows how long Lyell Glacier during a hike up the mountain with need to tackle the the Big Melt will take, his son Barclay, who took this photo, in the 1980s. mountain, we rented some scientists figure crampon spikes and it will be more than 5,000 years. ice axes. If you go, load up on mosquito lotion. Which gives you plenty of time for the advenWe camped for the night by the stream, ture. Don’t worry, Lyell is not a technical climb. where we met a young Swede who promptly Everest it’s not. No ropes needed. Lots of rocks managed to set his lantern on fire. Luckily, no to clamber over though. Just be prepared for a wildfire resulted. Leaving our Swedish pal and leisurely hike of about 12 miles along the gentle his lantern behind, we hiked past the base camp stream until you get to the base camp. There, the next day and found the glacier climbing difpeople pitch a tent to prepare for the climb or ficult. It was studded with so-called sun cups, COU RTESY


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meaning that instead of normal walking, we had to stride from one indentation to another, quite a tiring, laborious process. The crampons were useless. Curiously, the snow was flecked with crimson algae. These days hikers are required to lug canisters to store food, the better to keep bears from eating your dinner. But although I’ve used various pre-cylinder techniques over the years to thwart the hungry mammals, we didn’t bother on this trip for some reason and had no unwelcome guests. It was a sunny day, with mountains rising on both sides. Mt. Lyell, highest peak in Yosemite, was named for Scottish lawyer-geologist Charles Lyell (1797-1875), quite a famous man in his day. He visited the U.S., and there are various peaks around the world named in his honor. But I found nothing to indicate that the gentleman actually climbed the Lyell glacier. When the glacier is gone, a vital water source for Lyell Canyon will go with it, affecting plants and animals that live there now. Even if you don’t get to the glacier, it’s a beautiful hike through a broad valley within earshot of the rippling stream. I’ve been back a couple of times for short hikes from Tuolumne Meadows, crossing short bridges over trickling creeks. Next time you’re up there, take a walk — Barney Brantingham in the sun.

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Roy Ardell Campbell // – //

After his first heart attack in September, , my father told us often “I’ve had a good life.” Roy’s unflinching acceptance of what lay before him during a year of few ups and mostly downs, his matterof-fact-ease made his quick, and mostly painless departure easier on those of us who love him. It seems now a final, gracious act from a man who always prided himself on manners and comportment. Born a ‘southern gentleman’ in Dawson Creek, Kentucky, on November , , the second child to Nora Lee Shepard and Roy Newman Campbell, Roy Ardel Campbell spent his childhood in Hopkinsville. He was then known as ‘Buck,’ while big sister (by two years) Emma Loudean Campbell, went by ‘Beanie’ her whole life. The economic hardships of the Great Depression forced father Roy Campbell, a teacher by trade, to leave his young family for almost two years in the early s for menial employment in Colorado. The family reunited in  and stayed in Kentucky until , when dire economic circumstance again forced a move by the whole family to Detroit, then a thriving manufacturing region. Young Roy was a restless kid who found no benefit to school, at one point dropping out and hanging as a ‘Barracuda,’ as his Hot Rod gang called themselves. Roy enlisted in  in newly named

Death Notices HAND, Anne C.; of Santa Barbara; died October ,  (Born: //); she was . No services. Arrangements by Welch-RyceHaider -. LACEY, Maureen C.; of Goleta; died October , ; she was . Rosary - /, am at Mt. Carmel Church with Funeral Mass to follow. Private interment. Arrangements by WelchRyce-Haider -. WENTHUR, Pierce Sherman; of Santa Barbara; died October , ; he was . Rosary; Tuesday, Oct.  at : at Our Lady Of Sorrows Catholic Church. Funeral Mass, Wednesday, Oct. , at am at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church. Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider -.

military branch, the United States Air Force (formerly part of the U.S. Army, and called the United States Army Air Forces). It was a transformative experience for my dad -- he said the service “straightened me out” -- and Roy ran our household with a military precision and order; established wake up times, bedtimes, proper table manners, military corners on the crisply made-up beds. I remember a two year period during the tumult of the Viet Nam war I was obliged to address my dad as ‘Sir,’ perhaps an attempt to drill some sense into me. Although Roy’s branch of the service took to the air, his primary enlisted duty was as a swimming instructor / life guard – a ‘paddlefoot’ -- teaching pilots water safety. This cushy position kept him tanned and fit during his six years at Texas air bases in Lackland, Sheppard, and Laughlin. Observing “she was the prettiest one in the steno-pool,” Roy promptly married Madeline Grace Williams in . Until her death in , I don’t think Roy and Madeline spent more than three or four days apart. Staff Sergeant Campbell left the service in , and son Randy was born the same year; daughter Sande arrived three years later. In the ethnic, working class neighborhoods of Detroit, brand and job loyalty had been handed down for generations. Roy spent a couple years on the floor in manufacturing at Dodge-Chrysler, but had higher aspirations. Roy left a “good job” and moved to General Motors, where he stayed a happy Man in the Grey Flannel Suit for the next -some years. In , GM sent a wave of folks, the Campbell family included, to Goleta, California, to work at the (now vanished) Defense Research Facility. Projects of which my father was a proud team member (as a buyer and purchasing agent) include the Lunar Landing Module for the Apollo program, the “Fastest Gun in the West” an antecedent to the modern day particle colliders, and the Swan, a marine research vessel based in the Santa Barbara Harbor, of the same build and capacity as Jacques Cousteau’s famous Calypso. After the kids were grown gone, Roy and Madeline took full advantage of traveling the world via her part-time job as a travel agent. They loved the ease and comfort of cruise ships -- all the more handy as first my mother, then father, became dependent on wheel chairs – and took dozens of trips to Hawaii, Central America, and most of Europe. As the years and failing health slowed Roy and Madeline down, they were fortunate to receive care

and comfort from their daughter Sande, who spend most past  years assisting her parents. Sande’s stepson Beau Justin Hobbs also spent a bit less than two years aiding both Roy and Madeline. In this last difficult year, Roy’s grandson Eddie Ardell Hobbs has been an invaluable aide and companion to Roy and Sande, as they faced continuing health challenges. Roy also enjoyed his every Sunday visits (and martinis) from long time friends Dan and Kathy Massara. Roy Ardell Campbell was predeceased by his mother Nora, father Roy, sister Loudean. He is survived by grandsons Eddie, Beau Justin, and Shenandoah Hobbs, granddaughters Nora and Emma Campbell, daughter-in-law Jan Campbell, son Randy, and daughter Sande. No services are planned.

Lee Sheldon Weinberg

Lee Sheldon Weinberg passed away peacefully at Serenity House on October  at age of  following an accident. Born in Omaha, Nebraska, Lee spent his adult life in Southern California. He was a teacher and principal for  years in the Los Angeles Unified School District. He was a commissioned officer at age  in the U.S. Army and served -/ years in WW. He received both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from U.S.C. Enjoyed his many years volunteering as a docent at S.B. Museum of Natural History. Lee shared  years of marriage with his lifetime partner and companion Rita Weinberg. Leaves loving daughter Janet Janszen, granddaughter Rosalie Flores (Bryant Forsgren), grandson Daniel Glazener and his beloved dad Walt Glazener. Pre-deceased by daughter

Lisa Glazener Stanley. Admired and loved by all who knew him. Appreciation to Dr. Jeffrey Kupperman and to all the caring nurses at ICU, Hospice, and to Maravilla staff. Memorial service at Maravilla Clubhouse on Sunday / at : p.m.

Virginia Fanos // – //

The viewing will be held at Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Home in Goleta at  Ward Drive, on October ,  at :pm. Funeral services will be held at Santa Barbara Greek Orthodox Church - on Friday, October ,  at :am, followed by burial : noon at the Santa Barbara Cemetery. A Memorial service to honor the life of Virginia Fanos will be hosted on January th,  at the Santa Barbara Greek Orthodox Church. To leave online memories or condolences, please visit www.

Maria Josefina Lind // – //

Virginia Fanos, beloved daughter, mother, sister, aunt and grandmother, passed away on October , . She was . Born Virginia Angelos to Kaliope Moschos and Adam Angelos on January ,  in Martins Ferry, Ohio, she moved to Brooklyn, N.Y., where she married in  and later had four children. Virginia moved with her family to New Brunswick, N.J., in  and worked at Douglass College, a division of Rutgers University, for several years. In , Virginia moved to Santa Barbara with her parents, siblings and children. She worked for Santa Barbara County Auditor Comptroller, and later became a member and officer of the Santa Barbara County Retirees. Throughout her life she had a keen interest in government and civic affairs. She was also heavily involved with the St. Barbara’s Greek Orthodox Church, where she was one of the founding members of the church’s Senior Group. Virginia was very proud of her children and is survived by three children: Kaliope Calagias of Los Angeles, Dr. Irene Fanos Barth of New York City, and Peter Adam Fanos of Santa Barbara. In addition, Virginia is survived by her sister Mariann Zacharellis a long-time Santa Barbara resident now of Sun City, Arizona, son-in-laws Stratis Calagias and Richard Barth, and daughter-in-law Renee Fanos, granddaughter Alethia Calagias, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her son George Fanos, her brother Peter A. Angeles who taught at Santa Barbara City College and authored many books, and sister Tina Dietche, who also was a longtime Santa Barbara resident. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations be made to the St. Barbara’s Greek Orthodox Church and the Alzheimer’s Association Santa Barbara Chapter.

Maria Josefina Lind, passed away in her sleep with her son at her side on Friday morning, October , , at Vista del Monte after a lengthy and courageous battle with brain cancer. Josefina is survived by her daughter Joy, who lives in Albuquerque, and her son, John-Michael Lind, his wife Helen, and their  children Jaden (age ), Jordan (age ) and Jasmine (age ), who live here in Santa Barbara. Josefina was married to A. John Lind who passed away in April . Josefina and John were active members of the Santa Barbara community in the ’s, including with Josefina as President of the Santa Barbara County Republican Women and a volunteer translator at Cottage Hospital. Josefina was born on October , , in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Josefina was a fiercely loyal wife, a dedicated and natural mother, a glowing grandmother, a loving mother-in-law and a generous friend. She will be missed by all who got to know and feel her light. Services were held for friends and family at The Trinity Episcopal Church,  State Street, at : pm, Wednesday, October . In lieu of flowers, the family requests that anyone so inclined consider making a donation to the Trinity Episcopal Church of Santa Barbara – or to Heal the Ocean –

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Henry H. Tai 1922-2012 Journalist, Librarian, Community Builder BY W E N D Y TA I

n 1943, Henry H. Tai (戴豪兴) set out from his home vil-

lage in Jiangsu Province (江苏省) for a 1,000-mile trek through war-torn China. He walked and hitched rides, slept along roadsides, and dodged checkpoints manned by Japanese soldiers who had invaded China. It was a month and a half later when he reached Chongqing, China’s interim capital during its war with Japan. His sole purpose: to go to college. It was one of many harrowing stories he began to share as my siblings and I became adults. As he told them with characteristic modesty and amazement at his luck, all his earlier references to a life of hardship and chiku (吃苦), or “eating bitterness,” made sense. For my sisters and brother, our father’s teachings had been clear and unyielding: Education was critical to success and the molding of a person. We must not pass up any chance to work and work hard, nor could we waste food, money, time, or friendship. My father died in his sleep on August 4, 2012. He was 90. Until Alzheimer’s consumed him, he had built a life with his sharp mind, fierce discipline, and a deep belief in the good that can come from hard work: He was a newspaper journalist in Taiwan. He started a second career at midlife as a university librarian in the U.S., notably 25 years with UCSB and retiring as the head of its East Asian Collection. He founded the Santa Barbara Chinese American Association (SBCAA). My father’s life stories were the stories of China and America in the last century. But to his children, his stories reveal the heart of a tough survivor who loved to learn, cherished his family, lived afloat two cultures, and felt forever indebted to friends who extended lifelines at critical junctures. He was born on April 16, 1922, in Tai (pronounced dai) Village (戴家村), the ancestral home in Wujin (武进), 60 miles west of Shanghai. As the eldest of the village head, he was designated to be the family scholar while his siblings were to till the land. He had just entered junior high when Japan invaded China in 1937, and schooling became sporadic, one year in town, another back in the village, at times stopped altogether. School remained the focus for him, but he detested having to learn Japanese. “A small group of us were indignant and decided to evade Japanese lines and entered a neighboring military school. We went home during breaks. While it was tough going back and forth, it was better than being enslaved by a Japanese education,” he wrote in a 2002 essay,“From War to Peace.” It was part of a compilation of reminisces by fellow classmates at National Chengchi University (政治大学).“But good days didn’t last.” Fighting intensified against the Japanese, and in 1944, his father was found dead in the village, presumably killed by Communist guerillas who had begun to recruit throughout the countryside. Even after Japan surrendered in 1945, there was no peace as Chinese Nationalists and Communists fought for control. Over the next several years, my father attended what classes there were. He followed the university’s return from Chongqing to its prewar campus in Nanjing and, during breaks, opened the Lanlin Summer School to high schoolers in Wujin. In 1949, as the Communists were gaining ground, my father made the first of several life-changing decisions: A fresh graduate of the School of Journalism at National Chengchi University, which was affiliated with Chinese Nationalists, he boarded one of the last ships to leave for Taiwan. He left behind in Tai Village his mother and siblings, as well as a baby daughter and a young woman he married in 1947 in an arranged marriage. “When I first arrived in Taiwan, I was like a bird in the crosshair, agitated and unsettled,” he wrote. He had no family, nor news if they even survived the Communist takeover. My father only had his college friends who, like him, were effectively orphaned by the civil war. He soon began working as an editor at Chonghua Daily, with a former classmate as its managing editor. He met and married

my mother, Yu-Ching Chiu (邱玉静), also a Wujin native. Over the next decade, my father and his former classmates filled key newspaper positions in Taiwan. He became the international news editor at Central Daily News (中央日报), a major morning newspaper in Taipei. He used to come home in the wee morning hours after the paper went to press and wake one of us to share a bowl of noodles. Life was stable, but he was unsettled. There was no news about his family in China, and anti-Communist tensions remained high. (It was decades later when he reconnected with his family in China.) As his friends began to leave to study in the U.S., he was tempted by their tales of opportunities and a peaceful life. Yet, he was also torn. He was 38, with a second family. In 1960, he boarded a cargo ship and landed in San Francisco. He studied English, washed dishes, sent money to support us, and saved for graduate school. He loved being a newspaper man but realized that, with limited English, he could never work as a journalist in the U.S. He entered what is now Vanderbilt University in Tennessee to study library science and, by September 1963, became a librarian A LOVE OF WORDS: During a life that spanned continents, Henry Tai headed UCSB’s Oriental Collection (now the Henry H. Tai East Asian Collection) after a at Penn State at Slippery Rock. He worked journey that involved leaving China and Taiwan and studying in San Francisco, on his thesis on weekends and received his Tennessee, and Pennsylvania. His children recall that he despised laziness and MA that December. After he took a job with paying full price and believed in hard work and family. what is now the State University of New York at Binghamton, my mother and we four children joined him in November 1965, also by cargo ship. It was a real estate agents, restaurants, and other businesses. foggy morning as we approached New York Harbor, the Statute of He pressed ahead with greater urgency what he had been Liberty a greenish blur. My father was there on the dock, grinning doing for years: He became an ad hoc advisor who counseled widely, with his arms wide open. immigrants on house-buying, reading legal documents, starting He became our spokesman and advocate. We could become a business. He drove those who had no license and translated for anything in this new country, he said, so filled with peace, great those with limited English. The hardest-working ones got his full, hope, and opportunities. It’s all for the taking but not for free. We preferred attention. He was generous with friends and those in need, often signing needed to work hard, and education was the key. In November 1966, we packed our belongings into a U-Haul on as financial sponsor of students from China. When we asked towed by my father’s new Dodge Coronet and headed to S.B. He who they were, it was usually through a distant connection of was going to be the first head librarian for UCSB’s Oriental Col- sorts, like a son of a friend’s friend who lived next door to his lection (now East Asian Collection). He drove us cross-country friend. On holidays, our house was filled with Chinese expatriates. on Route 66 for five days, each night pulling into motels that did When we grumbled, he chastised us for being selfish and told us how friends in his life softened his loneliness, opened doors, and not require backing up the U-Haul in the morning. Over the next 25 years, the collection flourished. Last Thursday, pulled him from despair. October 10, UCSB dedicated the Henry H. Tai East Asian CollecMy father relished simple joys, like good Chinese food and tion in his honor and acknowledged the endowment fund we set liquor with family and friends, playing mahjong through the night, reading newspapers, growing fruits and vegetables, exerup to support his legacy. After retiring in 1990, he turned his full attention to helping cising, and breathing deeply the cool morning air. He was disChinese students and immigrants in S.B. He was already known ciplined and frugal. He despised laziness, paying full price, or and respected as an elder, affectionately called by many Dai Lao, tossing anything that remained useful but no longer pretty. He or Elder Tai. In 1994, he spearheaded and formed the SBCAA. accepted no excuses for any school grade below an A, but he was Unlike most new immigrants who grouped themselves based on not a Tiger Dad with unreasonable goals for us. where they came from, he sought to bring together Chinese from He wanted us to get an education before anything else. He China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and anywhere else. The association’s wanted us to be independent, happy, and fulfilled. He wanted us mission was to unify the Chinese community, become a resource to do good, help friends, and never forget where we came from. for new immigrants, and celebrate our shared culture with S.B.’s Money is useful but should not be the goal. Health comes first, community at large. as does family. 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Evolutions Medical & Day Spa 350 Chapala St., 687-0212 Whether it’s a back rub or a fractional CO2 resurfacing, Brian Perkins is grateful that his medical spa was reader-considered to be the best. He is the son of Dr. Terry Perkins, who began the business initially concentrated on the kind of medical rejuvenations and therapies that doctoring had to supply from sandings to serious cosmetic surgery. In the meantime, however, Perkins’s popular spa decided to move next door to Avia, also a frequent Best Of winner for more traditional rejuvenation practices, but they sadly went out of business. “Most people don’t know that we now have the day spa where Avia used to be,” said Perkins. Evolutions still offers medical treatments but now has massage tables, Vichy showers, locker rooms, and most of the other amenities of a real spa. It’s a healing place now and a nice escape, like Switzerland on Chapala Street. FINALIST

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Cominichi’s 410 E. Haley St., 962-1413 “I would say that people like us because we have a fun store,” said Cominichi’s assistant manager Valentina. “We have old stuff; we have new stuff; we have wacky stuff. The thing that always surprises people is how big the store is. From the outside, it looks like a small store. Then it’s really exciting for them because they anticipated a lot less.” FINALIST

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Jessica Consignment 2008 De la Vina St., 687-2755 “I know what our secret is,” said Jessica Cashman, owner of Jessica’s. “Longevity. Come this January, we’ll be open for 25 years. That and the good sources we have and a good system to rotate the clothes, with a backroom for marked-down items. We sell high-end clothes, nice-quality clothes, and Santa Barbara is the kind of place where you can mix your wardrobe. A nice outfit with a $1,200 bag that you paid $500 for. But I think people also like us because it’s nice here — easy with a fun atmosphere.”




The Closet

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Ablitt’s 14 W. Gutierrez St., 963-6677


Being taken to the cleaners is not usually a pleasant experience. But our readers seem to enjoy Ablitt’s year after year. Maybe because it’s a family business in its third generation — wasn’t always Ablitt’s or always here — or maybe it’s the fact that you don’t have to take anything to the cleaners; their trucks come to you, if you prefer, for free. An S.B. favorite for decades, it’s one of those chores that a small town makes easy and almost pleasant through neighborly traditions.

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4141 State St., 967-5728 Lee Thompson knows the secret. “Here we never stop trying,” said the owner of the 22-year-old business that routinely tops our charts. He’s tailored everything imaginable, even put a zipper into a pair of shoes once. “We keep doing things a little bit better; we try to make it always better. We’re very happy that they vote for us.”

It must be good. The anchor store of Paseo Nuevo has always coexisted with another famed major department, yet Nordstrom almost always wins these three categories. It’s maybe easy to figure the men’s fashions, which have always been sketchily represented in town — where else should you go for so many designer lines under one roof? Shoes are also an easy call. Nobody collects such a range of fashion and price in one place, and the store’s vaunted return policy makes shopping easy. What the store ought to be proud of is its annual landing of the women’s category in a town where couture and sportswear have always mattered — a town of elegance — and Nordstrom’s, a department store, keeps winning the prize that keeps it that way. PICTURED: Best Of author D.J. Palladino. FINALIST


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revolutions — from unisex to boutique barbers — at the male bastion hangout. The man who prefers to be known as Richie the Barber said the whole isn’t difficult to understand. “We’re very, very happy to win. We have just a few things: regular haircuts, trims, and shaves. It’s a pretty simple concept, and guys are pretty simple creatures,” said the Barber. FINALIST


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Two locations Occhiali has numerous fine recommending factors: great customer service, a comprehensive and tastefully fashionable array of frames and optical accoutrements, and friendly stores. But its chief asset is owner Irwin Eve, who would object to such adulations. Blessed with grace and taste, Eve also has an uncanny memory for customers who feel like friends, even though visits stretch between months and years. Eve insists his staff be noted for their passion about eyewear and making customer fits, which is an easy call. He also prizes his long association with photographer Kim Reierson, who provided “many years of creative ad designs and awesome work.” But the best part of Occhiali is its dependable quality overall — and the readers have never missed a chance to vote on that. FINALISTS

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11 W. Figueroa St., 963-7579 Perennial winners, Walter Claudio prides itself on pampering your gestalt, even if they’re only whittling away at your split ends. Actually, Claudio’s staff, whose talents are continually honed at conferences and other classes, are most encouraged to listen to their clients and then take the concept to a place where bad-hair days are hard to remember. FINALIST


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Skin Deep Salon

1187 Coast Village Rd., Montecito, 845-9701 This is the second year in a row that this new Montecito shaveand-a-haircut place has won the number one spot in a town where at least three dynasty shops have long held up despite the many

stay on the cutting edge of skin and hair care, while never forgetting it’s the personal touch that makes a visit to Skin Deep worth repeating — 33 years to be exact! They have a committed staff and faithful clientele — it’s like a great big Santa Barbara neighborhood filled with familiar faces. “Faces we are glad to see and even happier to offer the best facial possible. Thank you to Santa Barbara and The Independent. We can’t wait to show them off!”

3405 State St., 687-9497 “I won’t lie; it feels great to win again and again, year after year!” exclaimed owner Tina Hasche. At the Deep, they obviously strive to

Two Locations Alpha has become synonymous with Thrift Store here in Santa Barbara. It’s the go-to store for Halloween costumes (they save them for the season), as well as being a great place to treasure hunt the rest of the year. They rotate the stock, have colored-tag sales, and the $2 rack outside should never be missed. The staff is courteous and helpful, and with the addition of the third store on Milpas Street, they were able to widen aisles and make it all more organized and pleasant to shop. Books, toys, clothing, electronics, and shoes — there’s something for everyone; you just have to look. FINALIST


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The Winehound 3849 State St., 845-5247 Funny thing is, there used to be a lot more wine stores in this town back when it was becoming commonplace for people to understand the depths of pleasure available beyond Italian Swiss Colony and Lancers. In fact, most of those very good wine stores in town were a lot like The Winehound, run by avid enthusiasts who enjoyed drinking a lot more than collecting and who could tell you an awesome deal on wines you might never guess. We hope The Winehound, new to this uptown location, maintains its vintage status as a store that reminds you what fine experiences can come to those with grape expectations. PICTURED: owner Bob Wesley. FINALIST

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The French Press Two locations The definition of a coffee house can be very fluid, if you think back to bohemian Santa Barbara in the days before Starbucks conquered every corner. The French Press, with its new two-locale identities, expresses both ends. The first on State Street is mostly indoors and has no-nonsense get-me-to-work service with a little space for poets and boulevardiers to park, while the new gigantor French Press in the industrial building that old-timers remember as the Day Old Bread outlet is airy, sundrenched, and has caffeine as a party drug. Either way, it’s coffee in its mighty incarnation, strong in flavor and quality — not cheap but worth it. FINALIST



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in here and taste the tea before they buy it.” Wildenborg recommends wandering among the less-common leaves like the organic golden monkey and the coconut pouching varieties. “But what’s nice is that this is a nice, quiet neighborhood,” he said, a tiny place where you can taste your way around the world. FINALIST:

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf


Enterprise Fish Co. 225 State St., 962-3313 “We are excited, very,” laughed general manager Eliana Britton. “I think people like us because of the combo of food and drink specials,” she said, enumerating at length a school of bargains including raw oysters, steamed clams, and poke. The other big obvious benefits are the hours; Enterprise observes an enhanced number of them — 4-8 p.m. on weekdays and Sundays from 5 p.m. until the bar closes. “The best thing I think is the crowd. It’s a nice place, and people get together at tables. Friends share; it’s a community.” FINALIST

3558 State St., 687-7196 “We have great selections of all kinds of loose teas,” said Henry Wildenborg who co-owns the popular spot with Blue Booth. “But one of the things people really like is that they can come

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Z’s Tap House & Grill (Zodo’s Bowling & Beyond)

of a Rhône complexion. Open weekdays 11 a.m.5 p.m., the winery charges less than the cost of a bar drink for tastings and welcomes groups of eight or fewer to drop in (larger groups should schedule private tastings.) Oh, and another thing: The wine is award-winning and full of what they call “an uncommon intensity of flavor and aroma.” FINALIST

5925 Calle Real, 967-0128 Here’s another place with a great, long happyhour tradition, but the category this place takes is for the sheer number of beers that pump out fresh from kegs. It tops the nearest contender four to one, according to general manager Tony Blankenship. “But the other thing people don’t know about us, or don’t guess, is how great the kitchen is; we have food to complement all these beers — much better than you might imagine in a bowling alley,” he said. FINALIST

The Brewhouse


Sunstone Winery 125 N. Refugio Rd., Santa Ynez, 688-9463 There is much to recommend Sunstone Winery, from its commitment to organic growing to the loveliness of its surroundings, a villa of the Tuscan variety, which somehow goes perfectly with wines

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Municipal Winemakers 22 Anacapa St., 931-6864 Every year we think this is the year in which the Funk Zone will emerge as a vital link to the city’s future life. If it does happen, it seems likely now it will start on Anacapa Street, where a number of hot eateries, wine bars, and this fun place have suddenly taken off. (Suddenly after a decade, that is.) Municipal is finally getting reader recognition. “It’s kind of a fun place,” said tasting-room manager Jen Santarosa. “It’s relaxed, indooroutdoor, dog friendly, and we have very nice wines in French style, very drinkable, reasonably priced, and sourced in Santa Barbara for Santa Barbara people.” FINALIST

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Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. Two locations “Primarily, it’s the beer,” said Figueroa general manager David Esdaile. “If it wasn’t the beer, then we would be in the wrong category. We have eight beers, from a pilsner to a stout, though we do make seasonal beers. I find that our beers are very drinkable,” said Esdaile. “I grew up in England, where you just went down to the pub and had a beer. It wasn’t really all about whatever quality the beer had,” he said. The brew wasn’t criticized for its hoppiness or fruit flavors. “It was what you drank with your mates.” PICTURED: assistant general manager Kami. FINALIST

Firestone Walker Brewing Co.



Santa Barbara Adventure Company

The Brander Vineyard

720 Bond Ave., 884-9283

Without question, said Brander’s Jeff Butler, the white wine that the readers mean is their sauvignon blanc. “Unequivocally,” confirmed Butler, who likes to think his official title at the vineyards is marketing guy and beekeeper. “It’s our 36th vintage, and in 1975, Fred Brander first planted the grapes.” In 1977, he said, Brander won an award for the wine at the L.A. County Fair, thereby officially putting Santa Ynez wines on the map. If history isn’t enough, there is the wine itself. “It’s great and a benchmark of value. Twothirds of our total wine sales are the sauvignon blanc.”

“Oh yes, we are very happy to win,” said Adventure Co. guide Rachel Harvey. “We think we do offer the best wine tours with very knowledgeable and very fun tour guides,” she said. The best part of the tour is the company’s flexible attitude. With all their knowledge and contacts, they are quite willing to customize the experience to the groups who go out in 14-passenger vans. “We listen to our guest’s feedback, and it changes the way we give tours.” FINALIST:

Sustainable Vine Wine Tours

2401 N. Refugio Rd., Los Olivos, 688-2455


Jaffurs Wine Cellars 819 E. Montecito St., 962-7003 “We’re pretty stoked about winning,” said owner Craig Jaffurs. “It’d have to be our Santa Barbara Syrah,” he continued. “It’s powerful, full of fruit, and everybody loves it. It’s got good tannins; it’s a good mouthful of wine. It’s our 20th harvest, and we are grateful the readers voted for us. Yahoo!” FINALIST

Sunstone Winery


Wine Cask 813 Anacapa St., 966-9463 It runs 16 pages, and there are glasses of wine to be had and a jeroboam of Château Margaux 1995 for $1995. Surprisingly, there are no Château D’Yquems, but there is Cristal. A bottle of Beaulieu Vineyard 1968 “Burgundy,” a wine that we would’ve fetched at the grocery store in the mid-1970s if we were desperate, is now $195. If we had a lot of money to spend celebrating, though, we would order dinner and put ourselves in the hands of the sommelier here because, where else in this town has such a collection that has been accumulated over time by so many people who have intelligence credentials and


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except to note that high-quality agave tequilas are employed in the mix. It could also be the casual elegance of the place, muy rapido service, and a guitar plunking outside that help complete the illusion that the real world can wait while we convene with our city’s best traditions. FINALIST

The Neighborhood Bar & Grill

La Playa Azul Café

235 W. Montecito St., 963-7600

Harry’s Plaza Café 3313 State St., 687-2800 What needs to be said about Harry’s martini? In a place where all the drinks are strong, can one then presume that the martini — the one in which ice is briefly introduced to gin, swirled with a sip of dry vermouth, and poured into a glass that best shows off its clarity, its utter pungency — is obviously strongest? The readers did not gin up any facts in their stirring pronunciation: Harry’s drinks are made strong, so you don’t have to be. FINALIST



Carlito’s Café y Cantina



“When you think about it, there really aren’t a lot of big neighborhood bars,” said David Burkholder, who is currently beefing up his own through expansion and new construction. “They usually

are very small with a small clique of people who h go to them. Where we are and what we do makes everybody feel like this is their neighborhood bar. And some of the reasoning behind this was actually on purpose. I’ve stayed away from things like a sports bar and music. From the start, we were going to be unlike any other place. This award helps us feel like we’re doing the right thing.” FINALIST

The Brewhouse

Joe’s Café 536 State St., 966-4638 Since 1928, there has been a Joe’s restaurant, and since 1935, they served booze. Back then it was Acme Beer, which, apparently, had nothing to do with the Road Runner’s demise. Ever since the late 1950s, Joe’s drinks have been justly celebrated for high alcohol content. This means you spend less of your evening’s budget on spirits, theoretically. Don’t believe this? Suit yourself, though we advise the constant testing of theories, responsible drinking, and above all else the return of Acme Beer. FINALIST

Harry’s Plaza Café

1324 State St., 962-7117 A Fiesta tradition since the late 1970s, this is also a place where people go to fuel up before a long stint at the Arlington or Granada, bracing themselves for high culture with tequila. Past attempts to elicit the margarita recipe have been met with disdainful silence from management,

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Holdren’s Steaks & Seafood Two locations For oldsters, one of the subliminal joys of eating at Holdren’s downtown is its location, the storefront for the original Joe’s; thankfully, the family has had the decency to preserve the atmosphere and the strong drinks to keep them subconsciously happy. The rest is an honest menu full of prime bovine cuts cooked remarkably well and served with dramatically delicious sauces. It’s what you want from a steak house, no cut corners or fancy-pants celebrity gawking to come between the cut and the knife. It’s what’s for dinner, though they do serve lunches, too. PICTURED: chef Guillermo Gil. FINALIST

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Lazy Acres Market 302 Meigs Rd., 564-4410 In our brave new world, there are numerous stores where the feckless health pilgrim can score some spirulina, dandelion kale smoothies, and gluten-free pasta dishes. Likewise, the ardent gourmand might in any town you name be able to purchase quail eggs, truffle oil, or even a bottle of Grand Cru burgundy on a sudden whim. But not many stores offer both in a seamless and ultimately forgiving package like Lazy Acres does. (The clerks won’t laugh at either the vegan or the carnivore.) Since 1992, the gigantic Mesa hangout and emporium has been a one-stop shop for people who want exotic flavors mixed with holistic dreams, a place where açaí and asparagus breathe the same sea air. FINALIST

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Santa Barbara Fish Market 117 Harbor Wy., 965-9564 “I would say that people vote for us primarily because of the connection we have with the fishing community,” said S.B. Fish Market owner Brian Colgate, who always hopes that people realize that even though they are in the harbor, his small busy store is not synonymous with the Santa Barbara Fisherman’s Market, which takes place every Saturday morning. They do offer a lot of the same catch, as well as fresh fish from outside these waters, too. “I would say that most people don’t know that we deliver fresh fish overnight; it’s just a click away. You can have seafood that was swimming in the ocean just 36 hours ago delivered to any doorstep.” FINALIST

Kanaloa Seafood


Tri-County Produce 335 S. Milpas St., 965-4558


McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams Two locations Growing up Santa Barbaran means a lot of seemingly incidental magical things: the Zoo train, the Kernohan’s bear, and, especially, McConnell’s Ice Cream. Of course, now the old State Street store with its sticky round of fine-art postcards is forgotten, and the Mission Street big-windowed room (no-nonsense but still full of the sugary smell of ice cream and chocolate sprinkles) is more likely the stuff that ice-cream dreams and headaches are made of. A new shop on lower on State Street will probably create a new source of Santa Barbara iconic pleasure. FINALIST

Rori’s Artisanal Creamery


Yogurtland Two locations Maybe it’s a franchise, but who wouldn’t want to wake up in Yogurtland? It has definite advantages over that hipster fro-yo place that started in Los Angeles, including better pricing and the clear superiority of self-serve on the toppings. It’s real yogurt, it’s real clean and nice inside, and it’s won this category since the year it opened across the street and down from the hipster place. FINALIST

McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams


Chocolate Maya 15 W. Gutierrez St., 965-5956 “I think it’s because we are authentic. We’re not just selling chocolate foo-foo,” giggled Maya Schoop-Rutten, who was the on the phone from Hawai‘i, where she swears she was giving a class on chocolate making. “We’re very educational. We talk about the farmers and the process and also walk people into the store while I’m actually making chocolate. They love that, and they know this is my passion.” FINALIST

See’s Candies

Jack’s Bistro & Famous Bagels Many locations This being California, the toasted bagel with cream cheese and a regular-coffee diet peculiar to urban East Coasters was soon and widely found inadequate. Somehow, the schmears became more elaborate — jalapeño migrated onto the mix — but more importantly, the bagel itself became a platform instead of an end product. There are bagel pizzas and bagel sandwiches and even bagel Benedict. This small chain restaurant offers a perfect California adaptation of the boiled and then baked chewy delight, featuring elaborate omelettes with bagels in lieu of English muffins. Yet with all of this distraction, the voters still eye the basics and approve — voted best bagel plain and simple for over 12 years. If you want they should add Benedict, it’s a free country.

Renaud’s Patisserie & Bistro



Many locations This was just a little storefront next door to Harry’s Plaza Café in the Loreto Plaza. (Which, by the way is a magical address for winning Best Of awards — four firsts and a second within an easy walk.) Today, the French patisserie begun by Renaud and Nicole Gonthier is in three locations, including the corner of the fancy Gelson’s (also in Loreto Plaza, naturally.) “I think people like us because they like anyone who is committed to doing something well, and we are committed to this,” said Gonthier.


Freebirds World Burrito 879 Embarcadero del Norte, Isla Vista, 968-0123 Say what you will about the burrito bar in Isla Vista, but there is no other restaurant in the county that has half-block-long lines at 2 a.m. Spending its days silently feeding the supercasual I.V. student in between classes or waves, the versatile Mexican fast-food stand becomes a center of the community, a rallying point, and a late-night provision to the equally studied and partied-out crowds who turn to it in hours of need. It’s not particularly cheap fast food, but it is hearty, delicious, and surprisingly authentic. FINALIST



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Blenders in the Grass It took us years to realize that the name of this place was a Wordsworth reference and not a drug joke. This reflects badly on us, we know, though the sense of the work alluded to (“Intimations of Immortality”) initially threw us since that poem mainly complains about losing “the hour / Of splendor in the Grass.” This Santa Barbara–bred chain of healthy liquid-refreshment stands can never be lost: There are 12 locations between Orcutt and Santa Maria, and half of them are in S.B. So we get hours of splendor (8am-9pm), full of fruits, vegetables, supplements, and even coffee and ice cream blended to splendid flavor, anytime and almost everywhere. So sing ye birds, sing, sing a joyous song.

Since it first opened, Lucky’s has held its place at the pinnacle for restaurants in which to be seen and to see are as important as the fine eating. There are movie stars and otherwise famous people often, there are circles of attainment like the old Casa Sevilla, and to be seated next to the fireplace in the inner room is an unstated indicator of arrival. General manager and executive chef Leonard Schwartz believes it’s much simpler than that, though. “It’s very flattering we won this award, and I think the reason we did is that we’ve tried very hard to make sure that people are happy here.” People don’t know that Lucky’s has as great a selection of fresh fish and seafood as they do famous steaks, he said. But the crucial part is the overall experience. “My goal is that when people leave here, they leave happy,” he said.



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Beachside Bar-Café 5905 Sandspit Rd., Goleta, 964-7881


There’s a great paradox that haunts this 60-yearold, open-to-the-elements store — like the smell of fresh-squeezed orange juice that floats around the cashiers in front. Nothing seems to have changed here in the last half century when hippie kids and other health-food nuts mixed with the likes of Julia Child, shopping for food as the store motto says, any fresher and it would still be in the fields. But obviously, if the freshness part is true — and nobody doubts that — nearly every item in the store bins has to change nearly every day. It’s big, friendly, and much cheaper than the boutique health markets in town — with fresh juice, bulk staples, and a whole lot more: a sweet permanence of variety. Santa Barbara Farmers Market


Real ocean-view dining is a lot more scarce than most of us want to admit. This is seafood with a sunset over the ocean from a heated patio with a couple of very convincing side dishes. For starters, there’s a great happy hour. For more of a main reason, consider this: It’s off the beaten track, so even when tourists are around, they aren’t usually there. And best of all, it’s the perfect place to enjoy nice food just before a UCSB show or if you have to wait for Uncle Fred’s flight in from Des Moines. Just don’t take him there, so we can keep having the Beachside to ourselves.

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Trattoria Grappolo 3687 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez, 688-6899


“People are always surprised to find such authentic Italian cooking in such a small town,” explained Grappolo’s event coordinator and manager, Elisa Arriaga. Maybe it’s true, but the Santa Ynez Valley in the last 10 years has evolved rapidly from wine-and-cow town to gourmet central with restaurants, tasting rooms, and boutiques that almost shame the bigger beach city to the south. Even in those circumstances, Grappolo keeps winning this honor. “It’s probably the exceptional food and personal service. When people come in here, they feel like they are at home,” said Arriaga.

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Milk & Honey 30 W. Anapamu St., 275-4232 Some illusion of elegance mixed with a lot of pleasure principle, perfect for this place, the idea of Spain haunts a California beach town reality. Date w/ a Pig, for instance, is bacon-wrapped dates. There are Brussels sprouts roasted in olive oil with bacon (always with the bacon?). How about lamb served on a Hawaiian roll with raisins? The Corazon Verde is grilled hearts of romaine with a balsamic reduction over blue cheese and shallot sauce. There’s drunk mushrooms and tuna tartare with jalapeño. This is bar food worth a ginger whisky-sour chaser. You can have Pabst Blue Ribbon and pretzels at home. FINALIST



Cajun Kitchen Many locations The funny thing about this place is how pretentious it isn’t. Sure, there is gumbo, Andouille sausages, and jambalaya, too. But nobody will ever urge your bon temps to rouler. More likely, they’ll ask if you need more coffee and how crisp you want the hash browns. Or was it home fries this week? Grits? Well, of course you can have them, and if you don’t want wholewheat toast, corn bread with homemade apple butter is guar-an-teed delicious. The Bourbon Street Chili is good with eggs. A town favorite for over 30 years. FINALIST



The Blue Owl 5 W. Canon Perdido St., 705-0991 Maybe foodie magazines will declare that fusion food is over. The real reason we love Cindy Black’s revelation of storefront affordable and hedonistic imagination is her righteous refusal to abandon the twaining of East and West. A duck-and-pork sausage topped with kimchi in a homemade puff pastry? A green-curry burger with peanut-tamarind sauce and cilantro curry? Pulled pork with black-bean sauce and chili paste? At two in the morning, just when you thought the day’s pleasures were done? “I’m so grateful to win,” said Black. “This next year, though, I’m going to concentrate on my day menu, a lot more organic foods and salads and stuff that’s ready to eat,” she promised. We love Black’s Blue Owl place because it has vision. FINALIST



Savoy Café & Deli 24 W. Figueroa St., 962-6611 Forget the fad for gluten-free food for a second, and just consider the millions of people with diabetic conditions in this country. For them,

lunch — sandwiches, pizza, and more sandwiches — is always a problem, and great salad bars are one of the best answers. This one takes up half of a wall of the restaurant and, along with the usual suspects — peas, radishes, and red onions — offers complements like perfectly cooked chicken, candy-like beets, and artichoke. America, they say, is more like a salad bar than a melting pot. But it’s probably also true that if America ate more salad, a lot of waistlines, gluten obsessions, and diabetes might melt away, too. FINALIST

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China Pavilion 1202 Chapala St., 560-6028 Ever since Peter Chen devoted himself to improving the lot of those who like to dine authentically Chinese, this restaurant has proved itself an invaluable asset. Let’s just thank the universe we don’t need to drive to Los Angeles for a weekend dim sum fix. Chen’s is reasonably priced and thoroughly delicious. His Chinese menu — available in English — offers dishes like twice-cooked pork made of pork belly the way it’s supposed to be. And finally, there’s the old bastion of self-reward, Peking duck, which was big in the 1970s with even non-Chinese diners but disappeared from most restaurant menus. Chen offers it in all its pancake-and-plum-sauce glory. Life is better served in a Pavilion. FINALIST

pastas with truffle. The room is lively and usually full, but the waitstaff never seems annoyed by requests. And now with its own pizza place nearby, the Furlatti dynasty may prove itself unbeatable. FINALIST



Los Agaves Two locations “I think the reason people like us is the way we change our menus all the time,” said Loss Agaves’ owner Carlos Luna, whose commanding ding Milpas Street success allowed him to open pen a second place on De la Vina Street this year. The salsa bar ranges from timid to roaring. “We always have different things whenever people come in. That is, we always have our regular menu so people can have their favorites, but we always have something new. Plus, this year we began improving the quality of the ingredients,” said Luna, who is using organic food whenever possible. “We are very happy that we won.” FINALIST

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Pride of place is second to pride of taste and flavors for the Joshan family, who has held down this corner of Santa Barbara’s ethnic row for 22 years. (On this part of State Street, you can walk from their Punjabi-influenced cuisine to two Japanese places, a Korean BBQ, and an East-German joint.) A steadfast exemplar of why family-owned places last so long in this city — the chefs are more or less constant — the family takes particular pride in the freshness of their ingredients and the longevity of their customer base. A long way from touristy Santa Barbara, Taste is one of those Best Of categories that never seem to change flavor.

This awesome trifecta of seafood, clam chowder (New England, naturally), and Bloody Mary wins seems like the pinnacle of human accomplishment for those rooted in a fishing village. Well, maybe we’re a little more diverse of economy than a real sea town, but when you’re in the harbor sitting in this perfectly picturesque and thrummingly lively upstairs room, the illusion of seafaring pleasures only needs a snippet of “Red Sails in the Sunset” on the jukebox to seem more perfect. This is also a trio of first-place prizes that Brophy’s has managed to win every year for at least a decade, thereby proving that our voting readers must be hooked.



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37 E. Victoria St., 884-9419 Dario Furlatti’s continuing success in this category is all the more impressive if you’ve ever sampled the fare of his competition. This is a town, for some reason, long on elegant Italian food. (You have to go way uptown for the redsauce-and-red-checkered-tablecloth kind of place that used to reign here.) Ca’ Dario has proved itself steadfast in serving something as hearty as a Bolognese, but as delicate as immaculately roasted chicken or homemade

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and yuzu juice. But wait, there’s more! Eel salad, clam miso soup, and something called a spicy thruster lifts you into realms where experimental endeavors pay off in foodie pleasure. Or you can have raw salmon on perfect rice with a dot of super fresh wasabi. This perennial winner has much to offer.


Arigato Sushi 1225 State St., 965-6074 Truth be told, this is more of a fusion restaurant than a sushi bar, but that doesn’t make it less than spectacular. Arigato is a scene; it’s crowded and not for those desiring intimate whispery evenings. On the other hand, you might find words failing you over the fresh and delectable tuna rolls or yellowtail. The sashimi starts getting more adventurous with mustards, jalapeños,

22 N. Milpas St., 966-5151 It makes sense, even if it sounds like the logic is reversed. “Maybe people like us because we cook so fresh,” said Kris Lertchareonyong, whose parents opened this restaurant in the early 1980s. (They’ve won this award since it began in the Santa Barbara News & Review.) “And because we’re so busy, we have to keep buying more ingredients, which are fresh. It’s my mom and dad’s recipes, and we haven’t changed anything very much.” FINALIST

Zen Yai


Saigon Vietnamese Restaurant Two locations Certain restaurants cross over from an immediate and strict ethnic audience into mass-market approval. Vietnamese food, unbelievably, is still exotic in our town, and there are fierce debates about why some little diner in Goleta offers a more “authentic” brand of pho’ (a complex broth and noodle soup, often featuring rare beef), ricepaper spring rolls, or the many curry and noodle dishes that most people think of as Vietnamese cuisine. The Lam family brought a very fresh, herby taste to their cooking; the pho’ has lots of fennel and basil tastes while the green-papaya salad refreshes the mouth with a combo of mint, cilantro, and basil. To each her own, but for the

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South Coast Deli Many locations “I do believe that customers can sense that we are always striving for perfection,” said South Coast Deli operations manager Dorian Ulmer. The restaurant, which grew from a Goleta outpost to a citywide (and Isla Vista) takeover, features a number of big sandwiches but, in all truth, is equally prized for its ridiculously big and affordable salads. “One of the things that people may not realize about us,” said Ulmer, “is that we make great coffee. It’s one of the things that we take a lot of time doing for our customers. We’re very happy that they voted for us,” he said.

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Maybe one reason this burger wins is because there are three of them, suggests general manager Sara Clements. There are the tempeh burger, your basic soy burger, and something they call the Zen Burger, which makes more than one hand clap according to veg and vegan sources. “Something cool that people don’t know about us is that we make our own salad dressings fresh. Maybe that doesn’t sound like much, but a lot of places get their dressings in a jar,” she said. The place is just getting ready to celebrate 17 years in town, and the meatless hamburgers have been a hit the whole time — they’re naturals. FINALIST

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Woody’s BBQ 5112 Hollister Ave., Goleta, 967-3775 Woody’s is another one of The Indy perennial

winners that puts a lot of stock in their winning and credits the customers for nearly everything. “We win because of our consistency and loyalty,” explained owner Gino Stabile, who bought the place from its original owners in 1992 and has made very few changes to the menu or cuisine, which he describes as a cross between Texas and California barbecue, and thus winning the customers’ hearts. “The people of Santa Barbara are not inclined toward change,” he said. “We’re absolutely glad we won.” FINALIST

Killer B’s BBQ

It’s not just for lunch anymore. In the last decade, the phenomenal, obvious spread of the breakfast burrito has made this proto-version of what the Anglo kitchens call “a wrap” part of every menu in town. But Cucas was a pioneer of the art of burrito enormity since it first opened. There is more of everything in their version, whether it’s rice, beans, eggs, chorizo, carnitas, pollo, steak, or al pastor. The stores are part of growing up here, and with the recent development of breakfast takeover, they may soon be the preferred method of sustenance for every meal. It’s a great place to wrap. FINALIST

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The Habit Burger Grill Many locations One of the oddest incarnations of this Goletabred chain is its reappearance in Isla Vista directly across the street from the original site. (Then the Hamburger Habit, the restaurant, which featured chili-smothered burgers and unreasonably cheap pitchers of beer, opened quickly after the Hollister Avenue store where it all began.) Now, I.V. lines up for the satisfying sandwiches made of fried burgers with caramelized onions on a toasted bun that pump out of windows all over town and now in Los Angeles, too. Maybe the chili doesn’t drool onto your shirt anymore, but the one hamburger that successfully challenges In-N-Out in this town is still the same as it ever was — delicious. FINALIST

310 Chapala St., 966-9180 Everybody knows by now how great this little tucked-away place is. The art of the taco is simplicity, a type of meat wrapped in a corn tortilla and garnished with sauces, onions, and cilantro. (Actually, Lilly’s now has veggie tacos, too.) These tacos are small, but that’s the whole point. Prices well under $2 allows for great improvisation and taste testing. The exotic variety of cuts, including cheeks, tongue, and eyes (actually meat near the eye) further enhances the opportunity to indulge possibilities. Steamed meats are a nice twist on usual taquería fare. Hungry folk can always order five or six and then get back in line if that’s not enough. Taste a cuisine that’s rare even in California — the joy of Mexican street food in a comfy, friendly, sheltered place. FINALIST

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Sly’s 686 Linden Ave., Carpinteria, 684-6666 James Sly (pictured) has, as he puts it, been around. A long time ago, there was a place called the Reindeer Room, infamous in its scene-y blisses, and then sometime later he was the first chef at Lucky’s Montecito. Now, he seems to be home in Carpinteria, holding down Linden Street with crafted comfort cuisine. “Or as I call it, tired old favorites,” laughed the mustachioed one. Don’t believe it for a second — the food is American done right, from steaks to abalone, meatloaf to sand dabs, and everything good in between. ”We’ll cook something for anybody,” said Sly slyly, recalling a woman who comes annually bringing ducks hunted from somewhere back home. He made them delicious for her. “I don’t think of myself as an artist but a craftsman.” FINALIST

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Moby Dick’s is not shaped like a whale. But Rusty’s restaurants are — there’s a lighthouse at the beach, an authentic English pub downtown, and a bank out in Goleta — you can eat in the vault if you call ahead. Whatever spirit of fun and disrespect for norms this may suggest — the franchise began in Isla Vista in the year of the uprisings, 1969 — it sheds rather quickly at the menu sites. This is really classic American pizza. The crusts are thin, but not trattoriastyle. Okay, they offer chorizo and hamburgers, but the cheese and pepperoni is what people get whether it’s inside a bank vault or in the comfort of your home. FINALIST

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The Palace Grill 8 E. Cota St., 963-5000 They call it “Team Service,” and what it means is that any server walking by and seeing a perplexed look or a dipping level of content will stop and ask to rectify the situation, whether or not he or she is your server. Somehow, you might expect help like that to be intrusive, but the Palace has been pulling off this award for over two decades, and they know the difference — when to top off an ice water and when to let customers chill. It’s a good place to eat if you enjoy pleasures. FINALIST


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Some codgers remember when this place was a burger stand and then a breakfast joint with a nice bar. Now the Boathouse, it’s prettier than ever, though the stunning remained the same. Primarily seafood with an emphasis on small plates, this is the perfect place to sit, sip, nosh, and gaze into fair eyes when not watching the seas crash on the strand. Either out on the heated patio or safe and warm behind ample plate glass windows, the view is beachy. FINALIST

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Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara 1260 Channel Dr., 969-2261 The oldest of the luxury hotels still standing, The Biltmore has been a favorite place for more than 50 years. The beautiful locale across from Butterfly Beach might be enough to sell it alone, but The Biltmore is like an elegant Spanish-flavored mansion that is open to the public. The brunch has been a place of celebration since the mid-1970s, and it’s still going strong in popular imagination today, despite a lot of competition. Staying in the hotel implies

celebration or escape with its hushed décor, fantastic restaurants, and European-style spa. You don’t need to go to Beverly Hills to class-jump and be pampered. Lots of those folks come up here for a taste of SoCal sublime. FINALISTS

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Spudnuts Two locations If it’s made from potato flour, is it gluten free? Did I hear a billion voices groan at the ridiculousness of that question? It doesn’t matter what gimmick is observed, as long as the outside is lightly crunchy and the innards are more like a cloud than a cake. If it’s fry bread, a cronut, or a beignet, this is food that kick-starts you without supplying your RDA with anything besides deliciousness. Spudnuts has been the readers’ choice for over a decade now, and if it’s just a gimmick, or even if it’s good for you, it’s still holy American cuisine. PICTURED: owner Julie Change and Taylor Tran. FINALIST


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La Sumida Nursery 165 S. Patterson Ave., 964-9944 “People love La Sumida because it has been serving generations; its name is familiar,” said Dee Honer, one of the people who manages this classic nursery for the Sumida family. “And now that all the smaller nurseries have been concentrated into one locale, it somehow seems easier for people to come here,” she said. “Right now, people are here for planting trees and shrubs, though fall vegetables are big, too. What most people don’t know is that we grow a lot of the plants we sell, especially our hanging baskets and roses.” FINALIST

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Cost Plus World Market 610 State St., 899-8311 In the absence of a nearby Ikea store, we have the folk-music triumph of Cost Plus. Far more attractive to younger shoppers who are finally out to convert their apartments from orange crates and Isla Vista rescue couches to the first level of respectability, Cost Plus has a surprisingly adventurous combination of modern-looking furniture and classic stuff. You can get a sleek leatherette couch for about $300 or a plump plaid ottoman for about $60. It’s warm décor at easy-toafford prices. And you can pronounce the names. FINALIST

Pottery Barn


to rig any election at the time. The Santa Barbara boy, whose office looks down on the Alameda Park playground where he hung out as a kid, thinks it helps being so in touch with a town. “And winning this is icing on my cake,” he said. FINALIST

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Movegreen 1 N. Calle César Chávez, Ste. 130, 845-6600 “Absolutely we’re thrilled to win,” said Erik Haney, who thinks the company’s popularity began because of their environmental sensitivity but gets better because Movegreen involves itself in the community. And that includes a charitable golf tournament they host, which Haney was sharpening his cleats for as we spoke. “We’re also moving into a brand-new storage facility at 1 North Calle Real, with 17,000 square feet. We’re very happy the readers voted for us.” FINALIST

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Best Buy 7090 Market Place Dr., Goleta, 571-3999 Some people are good at shopping online. They know what they want, and they know how to navigate the morass of dealers to get a good deal. Then there are the rest of us who like to watch the TV, play with the keyboard, and heft the video camera before plunking down. Best Buy is for us. Oh yeah, and you don’t have to wait for the mailman; you can play with the toys today. FINALIST

Apple Store

Village Properties Many locations Ed Edick and Renee Grubb’s company is as well known around town for its stable of agents — many of them lifelong Santa Barbarians — as it is as a place that goes out of its way to do good in the town they represent for sales. Last year, they turned their eyes on the world of education and started a fund that raises and specifically grants money to classrooms. The company believes in developing and sustaining long-term relationships, and the readers seem to feel they have. FINALIST

Sotheby’s International Realty


Steve Epstein It was a very good year for Steve Epstein, realtor deluxe. “It just so happens I had a perfect storm. Last June, I reached a milestone of 25 years in the business, and coincidentally, I hit 1,000 closed sales,” he said. To celebrate, Epstein rented the Condor and hired Tom Ball and Kenny Sultan to play. Epstein believes this has something to do with the number of votes he got, though he wasn’t out


Antique Alley 706 State St., 962-3944 “It’s entertainment when they come in here,” claimed Antique Alley owner Allan Howard. “It’s a trip down memory lane.” Indeed it is a long swim through nostalgia with almost 20 different merchants setting up artistically festooned cubbies of bric-a-brac, clothing, art pieces, books, records, and tchotchkes that have somehow evaded the dustbin of history and become history itself on parade. There is clearly a trippiness factor. “Even I get completely lost in here,” said Howard. “People ought to know it’s not just classic antiques; there’s a lot of pulp culture, too. We’re breathing air into the dusty world of the antique,” he said. FINALIST

Summerland Antique Collective


Karen’s Kleaning 564-1444 “I don’t know how we won,” said Karen Laurie, owner of the alliterative housecleaning service. “We had a hard year, and we even had to raise our rates, but we’re assuming that the readers voted for us because we work really hard and have always been dedicated to quality. We don’t really have an interest in making a lot of money. Mostly we want to make sure we do the job the best we can. So even if it was a hard year, we’re happy we won.” FINALIST

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Carpeteria 5610 Hollister Ave., Goleta, 964-3551 This longtime winner of this category is one of our few chains that readers feel annually indebted to. It’s got carpet, hardwood, vinyl, and tile with astoundingly wide selections, great process, credit arrangements, and installation. Philosophers speak of the “ground of being” — this place makes walking in it nicer. FINALIST

Abbey Carpet & Floor


Kitson Landscape Management 5787 Thornwood Dr., Goleta, 681-7010 Gardening has been the family business since 1969, when Brent and Sally Kitson first opened an avocado orchard and gardening service. Today, their daughter Sarah looks over a business that has expanded immensely yet maintained ties with customers for almost four decades. The company

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708-5466 Jim Beltran (a k a Jack) is the man to call, our readers say, when the house repairs exceed your own handy inclinations yet don’t warrant hiring a construction crew. (That’s anything more than a lightbulb in our house.) In business now “for nearly a decade,” he claims to “have built a great empire in the handyman-company community.” Seems maybe a bit grandiose for the door we need hung, but the readers keep voting for the man who would be king. FINALIST

ACE Handyman Services


Coleman Carpet Cleaners 275 Orange Ave., Goleta, 683-2305 “I think that our greatest asset is our great eye for detail,” explained Teresa Thornburgh, Coleman Carpet’s office manager. “I would say our prices are competitive, but we custom-make our work to every job. If it’s an I.V. student who wants a two-bedroom apartment cleaned for $40, well that’s not us. We made our name by catering to the higher end of business, and once people have used us, they usually come back.” FINALIST

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415 E. Gutierrez St., 963-7825 Since 1967, Santa Barbarans with project manias have flocked to Home Improvement Center for enablement. Mike Owens, operations manager and an employee for the last 28 years there, said that business has a funny relationship to the economy. If there’s a lot of building going on in a good economy, they do well. If times are tough and people are not building but repairing, they do all right. A few years back, things were pretty dismal, but Owens is happy HIC was there and kept a lot of staff on the floor (their turnover for workers is very low), helping those who came in. And he’s very happy that the readers continue to vote for them. “We’ve worked hard continually, and I think we’ve always given amazing service to our customers. We’re happy to win.” FINALIST

Orchard Supply Hardware


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Tileco 619 Olive St., 564-1868 This spacious place is chock-full of ideas, with tiles samples and bits to entice and satisfy the wackiest design ideas. Or the largest. Better yet, though, it’s staffed by people who know a lot about the craft of the business and bend over backward to find what you need to do the job. FINALIST

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Peanuts Maternity & Kids 9 E. Figueroa St., 618-1640 Owner Nicki Zuchowicz Horne wants people to know where she’s from. “I’m a local,” she said. “I went to Peabody school and Santa Barbara High.” But the reason she and her expertly staffed store wins is a lot more basic than that. “We care; people can tell that when they come in. We listen very carefully and give very individualized help.” The other thing people never guess is that the store has both new clothes and consignment goodies. For parents who don’t get a lot of hand-me-downs, it’s the next best thing. PICTURED: 17-month-old Jude Harding. FINALIST

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Kernohan’s Toys Two locations “We’re very happy we won,” said Greg Brinser, who co-owns this Santa Barbara institution with his wife, Gretchen, buying it seven years ago from the Kernohan family. “We’re happy to be afloat in this economy.” His wife does most of the buying for the store that tries to balance the kind of toys that help kids master the universe around them with the other kind of toys that help kids stay childishly alive. FINALIST

Chicken Little


Discoveries Learning Center 4519 Hollister Ave., 683-3001 “We have a sense of fun and a sense of community,” explained director Sophia Chang. “And it’s a great community of teachers, parents, and children,” she said of Discoveries’ mission, which is based on the theories of Eric Nelson, stressing outdoor activities enriched with educational vitamins. “We’re the only daycare facility accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children,” said Chang. FINALIST:

Orfalea Family Children’s Center


Lemos Feed & Pet Supply Two locations “It’s wonderful; we’re super excited to win,” said Lemos store manager Bernadette Rubio. The store, which first opened in Arroyo Grande 41 years ago, arrived in Goleta in 2002 and has been sweeping this award for the last three years. “We strive to provide the best customer service possible,” said Rubio. “We have a great selection, lots of healthy treats, and great prices, too.”

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The Little Dog House 5758 Hollister Ave., 964-2446 Annabelle Hofmann is actually surprised to win this year; personnel problems and other headaches made it less than optimal for the 38-year-old shop. But win she did, and all she can say is what she has always maintained about the place. “Dogs are my life. When I’m not here, I have a rescue group. We can groom any kind of dog, and we don’t care if people say they are difficult. We know dogs,” she said. FINALIST

For Paws Salon

have parents that can send their wild things to feed, watch, and learn from other creatures in a bejeweled setting. FINALIST



San Roque Pet Hospital 3034 State St., 682-2647


Zoo Camp Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Niños Dr., 962-5339 One of the jewels of this city is its zoo, no matter where you stand on the animal-rights issues. Small, humane, and as much used for education as pleasure, the place gets turned over to kids in the summer months as it should. Zoo Camp is more than popular; it’s basically a rite of passage for grammar-school kids lucky enough to

Technically, this hospital is part of a larger group of businesses that includes a Montecito pet hospital and a dog rehab center, all under the umbrella of Santa Barbara Veterinary Group. Doctor Dave Dawson is proud of his award and the expanded services they are offering nowadays — and they are going to seven days a week. “It’s hard to say why they voted for us, whether it’s the homeless pet [project] or our taking over a while back when CARE suddenly closed their doors or if it’s the new rehabilitation center. I don’t know, but I’m glad we can provide compassionate and exceptional care for animals.” FINALIST:


Dioji K-9 Resort & Athletic Club Two locations “My best guess as to why we win this is our amazing staff,” explained Jeannie Wendel, one of three owners of this popular cross between pet boarding and animal luxury spa. “They all work their buns off, they’re all dog lovers, and they love to play with dogs.” Wendel said that, in the past, Dioji had dabbled in training but nowadays just sticks to the basics, taking care of pooches for the people who love them. “You know something? Dogs have a blast here, and we have webcams, and we decided to ramp up our service. We take pictures of dogs and then e-mail them to the owners. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard people say they hate to leave their dogs, but getting a picture of them having fun just makes their day.” FINALIST

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7 E. Anapamu St., 730-1460 SSubtitled “An American Gallery,” Frank Goss’s gradual expansion from art bookstore to small gallery to major force in S.B.’s art world can be experienced easily on any 1st Thursday of the month when most of the galleries are open serving wine and chatting. Sullivan Goss is always mobbed, and the café — also a cultural center of town — doesn’t have anything to do with the crowds. The art is mainly representational, contemporary sometimes, but mostly from the respected ranks of early- and mid-20thcentury artists. Goss is warm, welcoming, and discerning


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15 W. Ortega St., 962-7970 “What makes the WC popular?” asked owner Bob Stout, rhetorically. “Our staff. It’s kind of like the Santa Barbara Zoo — a little wild and very diverse. What people should know about the Kitty? Our farm-to-bar happy hour every Tuesday with Patrick Reynolds is our best-kept secret. Fun fact? Katy Perry penned her hit “Last Friday Night” after partying at the Kitty — and it was a Friday night. There are some great clubs downtown, and I think that pushes us constantly to try and give our customers more. And at the end of the day, everybody looks great under red lights.”

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Santa Barbara Museum of Art 1130 State St., 963-4364 “We once again feel extremely honored to receive this acknowledgement from The Santa Barbara Independent ’s readers and the larger community,” said museum director Larry Feinberg. “We are so glad that the community appreciates and takes advantage of what the museum has to offer, has become very involved in our various education programs, and has been particularly responsive to the exhibitions that we have presented over the past year. We hope that they will enjoy the exciting, upcoming John Divola photography show and that of the works of the great 19th-century French master Eugène Delacroix.” FINALIST

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History



Ensemble Theatre Company

Camerata Pacifica

914 Santa Barbara St., 965-5400 After all these years of wishing, dreaming, and fundraising, the little once-upon-a-time radical theater company is moving into big new digs at the Victoria Theater just in time to inaugurate the (also long-dreamed-of) arts corridor. Ensemble and the new Alma del Pueblo, not to mention the Arlington, Granada, S.B. Museum of Art, and scads of galleries and fine restaurants, are interestingly coming into being as another neglected part of town — the Funk Zone — is also taking off. Opening in December with A Little Night Music and winding through the year with four more plays of artistic and pop interest ought to tell us clearly something about the future of arts in this town. ETC, a favorite with the readers, is positioned nicely now in the hub.

It’s hard to credit arguments that say classical music audiences are dying off, or even those who complain that people will only come out to hear the big guns like Mozart, Bach, and Beethoven. When you see how handily this chamber-music ensemble, with its iconoclastic figurehead Adrian Spence at the helm, beats the big orchestra in town with musical lineups that run mostly on 20th century and beyond. The ensemble itself is made up of regulars and friends, frequently invites guests into the fold, and plays a number of venues between here and Los Angeles. Exceptional, as they put it, for artistry and a sense of community, Camerata abides. FINALIST

Santa Barbara Symphony


Out of the Box Theatre Company


Sandbar Mexican Restaurant & Tequila Bar 514 State St., 966-1388 “The kids just love us, I guess,” laughed Amber Heyer-Rasmussen, promotion manager for the

Mexican restaurant/nightclub on State Street, the hub of Thursday-night frivolities. “That, plus we have a late-night happy hour where you can buy one drink and get the second for a quarter with a student ID. Besides that, the kitchen’s open ’til 11 p.m. We just want to say thanks so much to the people who voted for us.” FINALIST

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Dargan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant 18 E. Ortega St., 568-0702 Nowhere in the lengthy name of this establishment do the words pool, billiards, or even snooker appear. Yet on cue year after year, the readers pick this place as their favorite place to rack up and sink some balls. Maybe it has to do with the Irish color on the felt, though more likely it’s the friendly staff, great bar and pub food, and a jukebox conducive to getting behind the eight ball and staying there. FINALIST

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State Street Ballett 2285 Las Positas Rd., 563-3262 2662 A reader favorite for the last decade, State Street Ballet has been performing in town and touring the country since 1995. Founder and artistic director Rodney Gustafson is very happy to get the vote again. “We just got back from our big premiere of An American Tango in Los Angeles, and it was a big success with great reviews,” he said and outlined a busy 2013-14 season that will include The Nutcracker, The Taming of the Shrew, and Sleeping Beauty. “We have a very full season, and people here are very excited about getting the Best Of award.” FINALIST

Santa Barbara Dance Arts

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RockStar Transportation 882-9191 “I’m ecstatic about winning,” said RockStar owner James Houseman. “We’ve lost a couple of limo companies, and we’ve gained a few more cab companies. You know it’s so easy to start one on your own; you just get a car,” he said, explaining his worries about other forms of cab alternatives like Pink Moustache or Lyft (Internet rideshare) services. Besides the trained drivers, Houseman points out that RockStar cars are 100-percent dispatched, meaning drivers are pre-screened. “You have to call to get a RockStar,” he said. “We’ve mixed it up, kept it fresh, new cars. You don’t get an old cop car picking you up. We’re very happy we keep winning. But we’ll see where this business is by next year,” he said. PICTURED: RockStar owner James Houseman. FINALISTS




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Ducati of Santa Barbara 17 W. Montecito St., 884-8443 “I think people vote for us because they know we love our work,” said Trevor Dunne. “Let’s put it this way: [Employees] must work here because they love Ducatis because they don’t work here for the money.” Dunne purchased Ducati of S.B. 35 years ago and is about to retire. “Let’s face it: I’m not retiring; the kids are pushing me out,” he joked, though, indeed, his son will take over the business. “I had other businesses, but this was the one I love. They say if you love your job, you’ll never have to work your whole life.” FINALIST

Santa Barbara Honda


Toyota of Santa Barbara 5611 Hollister Ave., Goleta, 572-1130 There may be one answer to why Toyota wins this category every year for the last decade, and that would be Prius. But it would also be unfair, since many of the models from Corolla to Matrix sell well and represent great economy and near-green

performance in the fossil-fuel department. But no single answer works for the pre-owned part of the lot where BMWs, Fords, and Lexuses show up decently priced and, as advertised, with enough dealer backing to take the abandonment pain away from the phrase “previously owned.”

their consistency. It’s really all you need to do to contemporary cars in an age when all the moving parts are sealed in plastic and run by computer. Regular oil changes make vehicle investments last longer, and the availability and speed of this business makes long life possible.




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Educated Car Wash

winning polls so long. Except that might mislead folks to disregard the fact that the up-to-date and computerized shop is known for its integrity. You know those little cell-phone machines Bones uses in Star Trek to see what kind of sick the wounded aliens are? Well, they don’t have one of those, but they do have several of the next best things in technology and light years of experience, too. FINALIST

Top Shop Automotive


Ian’s Tires & Auto Repair

3735 State St., 687-8800 From the $15 full service to the $200 super detail job, all of Educated’s work is hand done and offered with a discount on a gas fill-up. Sometimes, when the tank is full and the dashboard is gleaming, our chaotic lives seem not so bad. Maybe it isn’t Thunder Road, but it is nice to see a bright future through the windshield for a change.

4299 State St., 683-0716 Eric Miller is Ian’s son, is proud to follow in dad’s tracks, and is grateful to win this, trumping the big-chain tire stores. “I think it’s word-of-mouth that helps us best,” said Eric. With prices, we try to be as competitive as possible. What a lot of people might not guess is that we do oil changes, tune-ups, and that we can get almost any brand of tire that you want.”



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Jiffy Lube

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Many locations The readers pick this franchise year after year, and we have to commend them (the readers) for

401 Santa Barbara St., 962-1741 Mike Bishop’s repair shop ought to get a historical monument marker on its wall; it’s been here


Ooty’s Scooters 629 E. Haley St., 965-8101 After touring the world, former Mountain Drive jeweler Chris Neeley became convinced that there was an obvious need for this city to learn from the commuting habits of the less-fuel-guzzlingaddicted citizens of the rest of the world. He threw himself into gear back in 2007, just before the world economy hit the skids, and came up with Ooty’s Scooters. Ooty, as any old Santa Barbara kid can tell you, was Neely’s nickname in school. Today, the Haley Street biz proudly offers a full line of affordable SYM Scooters, which Neely complements with a free helmet, dealer prep, and free tune-up to boot. Scooter commuting is sexy, environmentally kind, and tons of fun, and the Neely family believes what the rest of the world seems to know — it’s the most fun you can have at 70 miles per gallon. FINALIST

Ducati of S.B.

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car Many locations Cheap rates, a national infrastructure of drop-offs and pick-ups, plus the reliability of a big fleet of cars that turns over quickly. Enterprise is all over town, and the readers have preferred it for more than a decade now. FINALIST

Avis Rent-a-Car

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Bryant and Sons Two locations Bling bling bling went my heartstrings, or something like that, says the old sweet song. Gentlemen have surprised sweethearts and, truth be told, gotten out of hot water with gems and riches from these family-owned S.B. stores for half a century. And women have reminded men to be prompt with timepieces from the likes of Patek Phillippe and Cartier. The Bryants pride themselves for carrying festoonery for all budgets, from sweet mementos to memories that potentially span many lifetimes. Square-cut or pearshaped, this is where the town shops for best friends. PICTURED: owner Michael Bryant. FINALIST

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A Tropical Affair 12 E. Cota St., 730-1625 “It’s so cool to win,” said owner Heather Taylor, who confessed that she was the one who suggested to Indy staff that this category be included and then lost two years to a large national emporium of underthings, whose name shall remain secret. “In December, we will have been here for 13 years, and we feel so blessed to have made it through the bad economy. We want to thank our loyal customers. The thing that people don’t know about us is that we have a register where women can come in and see something to die for and put it down,” she said. Significant others, perhaps not so skilled at this type of shopping, need only come in and voilà! Worries are over, and fun has just begun.


Pure Joy Catering 111 E. Haley St., 963-5766 “Our specialty is listening,” said Pure Joy owner Lynette La Mere. “What I love best is melding our ethnicities.” In other words, the wedding and other parties they cater are made up of people from Australia to Zambia, and they try to put together parties that make everybody happy. “The other day we made food for a Sumatran grandmother. We loved making the grandmother smile. I’m so grateful for this; we’ve been at this so long,” she said — 14 years to be exact. “Helping people celebrate, it’s an incredible gift.” FINALIST

Omni Fresco Catering


Victor the Florist 135 E. Anapamu St., 965-3075 It’s all in the family, even though the names have changed since Victor Saramani first opened this store in 1930. Today, it belongs to RaeAnne Alvarado, who is a third-generation descendant but completely part of Victor’s vision, according to Melanie Brainard, who’s worked in the store a couple of decades herself. “It is the oldest store, but people also like us because we guarantee our work,” she said. “We only use fresh flowers, but if something goes wrong, we fix it.” Victor, she feels, would approve.



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Panache Bridal 1315 State St., 892-4000 “Oh my gosh, it has to be our customer service,” said manager Kimberly Allen. “From the second you walk in, you are made to feel important — and you are.” Besides the service, though, Allen believes there is an appealing range of dresses available for nearly every wedding’s budget. We have price ranges all across the board. Besides that, we pride ourselves in having dresses for the very voluptuous.” You don’t need to leave town to find a gown, she said. “I want this place to be the experience I would want.” FINALIST

La Soie Bridal


Wayne Kjar Cakes 2018 Cliff Dr., 845-5519 “We are very excited to win,” said Wayne Kjar, who cracked open this category almost immediately after opening up on the Mesa. “I think it’s quality, consistency, and delivering on time — doing what is expected,” he said. “Most people don’t know

that we are not upset by last-minute orders. But I think the best thing is a testimony we got online from one of our customers who wrote, ‘Even though they knew our budget was small, they never made us feel like second-class citizens.’ I like that,” said Kjar. FINALIST

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Mission Tuxedos

The Stonehouse

135 W. Mission St., 569-3334 John Murray’s Mission Street establishment has been the place where nervous suitors go to look fine for their fair ladies — whether it’s for prom night or for marriage — since Ronald Reagan was in the White House. They carry formal couture — penguin suits — from four designers and an in-house brand. If Leontes was right that clothes oft proclaim the man, then this store is where you go to make a suave noise.

San Ysidro Ranch, 900 San Ysidro Ln., 565-1724 Imagine it’s a setting, a play about love. It’s summertime on the patio on a Friday night, creek side, ocean view, stars winking above. When it isn’t warm, we go indoors to a roaring fireplace in a 19th-century citrus house. Thus, the stage is set. Action starts with some fennel-dusted venison carpaccio and then moves into carbonara with jamón ibérico and truffle oil. After that, a brownbutter peach financier. Some spirits intervene, too. Then the forces opposing romance haven’t got a chance.


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The Upham 1404 De la Vina St., 962-0058 Perhaps the ultimate escape is to hide in plain sight. Not that there’s anything plain about the region’s oldest working hotel. But it is right downtown within walking distance from the arts hub. At the same time, when you are in one of the grand rooms or lolling by the gardens, you feel so far removed from reality — never mind the town — that it’s easy to forget any cares. “It’s the uniqueness of the property; it has such a special character,” said general manager Jan Martin Winn. “I know what it is, and maybe it sounds corny, but the staff and the place itself are just so welcoming here.” FINALIST

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Johnson Family Dental Many locations This 50-year-old business is well known for the quality of care and the gentle way pain is dealt with. But Johnson Family business manager Frank Hovey believes that other reasons make the family popular. For two days a year, they do free dentistry, or as they call it, Dentistry with Love. The doctors clean, examine, fill, and extract for people who cannot afford to tend to their teeth in these expensive times. “We also open our doors to kids in August,” said Hovey. Consider the Best Of award as the community giving back to the business. PICTURED: dentist Steven Johnson. FINALIST

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Chaucer’s Books 3321 State St., 682-6787 “Who would’ve thought it?” asked Mahri Kerley from her commanding post in the back room of what is certainly the best-stocked bookstore between Los Angeles and San Francisco. “We’re going into our 39th year. How many generations is that? We’re seeing the grandchildren of people who first came in here, all these great people, our customers. I think the reason we’ve done so well is that we have this great staff. People come in and ask for a book, and they don’t know the title or the author but they know it had a green cover. We bend over backward, and people appreciate it. What surprises most people, though, is how big we are. They come in expecting a little independent store, and I’m sure we have more titles than Borders did when they were still here.” FINALIST

Granada Books


getting over some logistical bump, or (we know it sounds unlikely) their computer needs a repair, a lot of them have been going to MacMechanic for long enough that the advent of the sparkling corporate store downtown hardly ruffles their business. FINALIST

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Samy’s Camera 614 Chapala St., 963-7269 Maybe there’s no such thing as film anymore, virtually, but the world of cameras seems to be exploding outward. There are digital cameras you could throw away as well as thousand-dollar extra-loaded bodies; there are even special lenses you can slip on your smart phone to improve its pixelated depths. Best thing about Samy’s, though, is its long and complicated relationship with real photographers in this town. They have to keep up, and they even provide hobbyists with classes to stay abreast of the world where film may seem quaint but great photography gets more possible all the time. FINALIST


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216 E. Gutierrez St., 965-9722 People love the Apple stores, except a lot of people don’t. Inasmuch as there are people who want help with their computer getting started or


Jensen Guitar & Music Co. 2830 De la Vina St., 687-4027 Exactly four decades ago, Chris Jensen opened his music store. It’s grown, shrunk, spread north, and ended up nearly in the same room where he started, but it’s never not been an important part of being a string musician in this town. Guitars, banjos, mandolins, and autoharps are just some of the few varieties of strummable truth that Jensen has sold, repaired, and taught to the melodychallenged youth of this town — who have ended up entertaining us in clubs, bars, and concert stages. Year after year, the readers pretend like there are no other instruments in the world than those with frets and picks and consistently vote this rocker palace number one on the charts. FINALIST

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Plum Goods 909 State St., 845-3900 “I was jumping up and down like a crazy person when I heard the news,” said Plum Goods owner Amy Cooper. “You think I’m joking, but it makes a

difference. The other day I heard a customer walk lk in and say, ‘This place won a Best Of award; let’s go in.’” Yet all credit for Plum’s success has to go to Cooper, who took a food concept — buy locally — and made it work for treasures with things like custom-collage license plates and Santa Barbara soap. “I created this store to represent Santa Barbara proudly,” said Cooper. “I wanted people to know what I know; I did it to do my part to honor the city.” FINALIST

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Glenda’s Party Cove 3319 State St., 687-4500 It’s safe to say that for 37 years, this has been a place where you can go to outfit almost everything you need for a party, short of food and drink. Invites, place mats, wrapping paper, decorations, goody bags, games, and even thank-you notes — if you were merely attending the soirées — are all here. Steve Thomson’s store is something more than that, too. Feeling a little glum, chum, un petit bored? Just take a walk through his busy celebrative Loreto Plaza emporium (Excuse me? Cove.) and you’ll likely find some fine obscure raison de party. FINALIST


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Art Essentials 32 E. Victoria St., 965-5456 “I think it’s our staff. We have the widest selection of supplies, but we also have a knowledgeable staff, a beautiful staff.” (We think some of his staff might have been standing near the phone during the interview, BTW.) “What most people don’t know, though, is that beside the art supplies, we have a humongous frame shop, and we’re expanding it. So you can get supplies to make the work and then finish it here, too.” FINALIST



Michaels 187 N. Fairview Ave., Goleta, 967-7119 All across the country, there are crafts stores where people go to buy felt, Styrofoam, sparkly paint, and scrapbooking stuff. Most

of the time, these stores are mom-andpops and a little eccentric with picked-over goods that seem to have been in the store since the Roosevelt years. That’s part of their charm. Michaels, however, is the idea of a crafts store with an eccentric corporate personality attached, so that stuff turns over and the faddishness of newfangled stuff gets introduced into the massive mix. They have classes and wish lists, too. And since they set down in Goleta, the readers have been playfully engaged.

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Many locations Now officially known as FedEx Office, this business began in Isla Vista by Paul Orfalea but has been owned by FedEx for the last nine years. Default loyalties aside, the city is always proud of its business successes; the appeal of the place that has remained unbroken is a clean environment open 24 hours with reasonable prices on good machines. After that, it all seems like a pale imitation.

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Aaron Brothers 601 State St., 966-3954 The lasting appeal of this perennial winner has to do with its work measured against the cost. Always running some sort of sale, Aaron Brothers manages to take out the boring part of putting something up on the wall and demystifying it both as an activity and an expense. In other words, that cool drawing you bought won’t be out-priced by




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Maravilla 5486 Calle Real, 308-9585 Maravilla is far from the madding crowd behind the Calle Real shopping center in Nouveau Goleta. You wouldn’t think of it as a nature preserve, but it reviews very well for the natural setting — eucalyptus trees — and high-windowed apartments. Activities abound, and the owners pride themselves for providing a lot of freedom as well as a lot of care when it’s called for. They’ve been perennial winners for the last five years. FINALIST

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LIVING WELL to own this business first begun in 1947, presumably a time when the world became visitable again after long strife. Today, the issues are personal service over computer efficiency slash indifference. “We do this all the time, and we are not hobbyists,” said de L’Arbre. “There used to be 80 travel agencies in this town, and now we’re down to nine. The people left, like us, are dedicated to the duty of care. That’s our job, and we do it very well.” FINALIST


pain-free, healthy, and fulfilling lives. My staff is the very best, and we will continue to strive for excellence.” FINALIST

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Points of Health 1805 E. Cabrillo Blvd., Ste. E, 687-7775 “The entire Points of Health team is very grateful to win for the third consecutive year,” said POH acupuncturist Erik Smith, coming right to the point. “We want to thank all of our wonderful patients for their support and trust. Words cannot describe the amazing feeling of helping someone to heal. This is our passion!” FINALIST

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Dr. Lori Sender-O’Hara 25 Carlo Dr., Ste. B, Goleta, 964-0222 “I want to express my gratitude to all my patients who voted for me,” said Dr. Lori Sender-O’Hara. “I am elated to have won again this year. It really has been a gift to me to serve this community for over 26 years. There is no greater joy than to help people live

1126 & 1128 Coast Village Cir., Montecito, 453-2333 “The talented staff of Marlo’s Therapeutic & Sports Massage thrive on improving the lives of professional and amateur athletes, as well our local and out-of-town clients,” said Marlo Tell. “Our new location in Montecito has made for an amazing year. With many contributions around lifestyle, health, nutrition, and fitness information, our social-network presence continues to grow as a community resource. Thank you to everyone who voted us Best Massage a fifth year in a row!” FINALIST

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YMCA Two locations Considering the abundance of fancier sweat-stained alternatives, the triumph of the good-old Y seems inspired. “We like to think of ourselves as offering so much more for people than a health club,” said membership director Eliot Bertha. “But don’t get me wrong; we’re thrilled that they picked us. I think people enjoy coming here because of the familyfriendly atmosphere. Of course, we also have state-of-the-art equipment and all the classes we offer from tabata to Zumba. And the pool. We have lots of options; that’s probably our biggest draw. From birth to 100 years old, you can probably find something for everybody here.” FINALIST

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Yoga Soup 28 Parker Wy., 965-8811 Best known as a soulful gathering place, Eddie Ellner’s extremely eclectic studio serves up an advanced and diverse yogic fare, from plain-old Kundalini to exotica like Yogalates, popular teachers in town beginning with Ellner himself but including David Courtenay, Yoni Berk, and Ken Gilbert. The fact that many of these teachers are also performing artists probably helps add the exciting sense of studio as scene. It’s diverse, reasonably priced, and a great place to hang out, nibble some organic nosh, and maybe attain satori before dinner. FINALIST

autumn when the weather around here turns nice: check. Camp store: check. Beach trails: double check. Surrounding mountains beautiful, and lonesome-sounding train rushing through at night. Monarch butterflies. Kelp forests. Canyons full of song. Who needs PR when you have a shaded creek-mouth beach? Conclusion? The readers rule.

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698-6080 “You just made my week,” said the irrepressible Schatzle, who has been in town for more than a decade but has built up her outdoor classes in Chase Palm Park during the last nine years, earning the readers’ votes. “We always like to say that we don’t change your body, we change your life. I hope that’s why they voted for us. We’re all about helping people at every level from extreme athletes to people fresh off the couch. Please tell the readers they just made my day.”

321 Anacapa St., 560-1938 Campers, who seek to escape the complications of civilized life, notoriously need a lot of equipment. Tents and sleeping bags are only the beginning. People need lightweight toothbrushes to put in their ultra-light backpacks full of dehydrated food. There are flashlights and safety matches, parkas and tarps, compasses and maps, and don’t forget the canteen. It’s harder to be a noble savage, but it’s a lot easier to be a prepared outdoors-person with REI’s huge inventory and competitive prices. Its second year in town and it’s won each year; all you need to add is the wanderlust.

14 State St., 962-0049 It’s worth reminding ourselves that this store has taken this award every year since, well, since there was an award. “We’ve won it every time,” bragged owner Ken Duddridge. “You can calculate how many times that was.” And as for the reasons? “I hope it’s because we give customers really good and really helpful service. Our customers ski all over the world, and we do everything from selling equipment to custom fitting of ski boots. You don’t usually find that kind of expertise in stores, as they say, down in the flatlands.”





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2275 Ortega Hill Rd., Summerland, 969-2887 It’s hard to imagine sadness entering this little paradise in Summerland, but last year we all mourned the death of Sally Yater, who first opened the little shop — then in Santa Barbara, later in Summerland — the same year the Beatles wanted to hold your hand. Since 1963, generations of women have found their beachy look here, and longtime manager — now owner — Linda Meyer is keeping her spirits up by keeping up the great tradition. “I think it boils down to customer service. I keep reminding myself that this is a painful process for some women. Some enjoy it a lot, but for others it’s hard. We try to make the

Church of Skatan 26 E. Gutierrez St., 899-1586 There is no subculture as dedicated to merry self-destruction as the skateboarding world. Sure, surfers and BMX guys risk their necks routinely, but skaters seem a lot more dogged in hurling themselves against the rough edges of reality in order to perform dubious feats. We say this in wonder, really, and our hats are also off to the crew that has manned this defrocked church, branding it with a punny yet clearly sacrilegious title, and then turning around with more dogged determination, making a go of a very niche business in a very high-rent town. Now that the world has followed them, let’s just pray that this

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301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., 882-0088 Captain’s blog, sea date September 10, 2013: On this actual date, the skipper of this five-day-a-week day-tripper boat reported three pairs of humpback whales — “knobby-headed creatures” the captain called them rolling around and scooping up scads of anchovies from the sea accompanied by thousands of dolphins and a coupla minke whales. The ship doesn’t actually guarantee you will see whales — blues and orcas also abound during various seasons — but the captain will offer a whale check if the cetacean turnout doesn’t match usual expectations. Prices range from about $90 for a half-day adult tour to $25 for quarter-day TKkids depending on the season. It’s maybe not why we live in Santa Barbara, but it is an epic different dimension of strange life nearby and one we boldly ought to go to sea and see.

Santa Barbara Running Two locations “This is the seventh year we won and our 10th anniversary. Yay,” said Monica DeVreese who co-owns the S.B. Running stores with her husband, Joe. “I like to think that it’s the unparalleled customer service. You know how important it is to get a shoe right? But we also pride ourselves on serving all levels of active people.” Whether a professional runner, weekend warrior, or someone out for a nice walk, said DeVreese. “We haven’t decided how to celebrate our anniversary yet, but this is great.” FINALIST

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Glen Annie Golf Course 405 Glen Annie Rd., Goleta, 968-6400 “If you saw me right now, you would see me doing backflips,” said Rich Nahas, Glen Annie general manager. “Of course, we’re excited we won. I think you can see our popularity from a value standpoint. It’s not expensive; it’s a championship golf course with amazing views and a restaurant that features fine cuisine. Put it all together, and it’s an amazing experience.” His backflips, he claims, are pretty exciting to experience, too. FINALIST



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Bicycle Bob’s Two locations “We really believe a lot in customer service, but we also have a great selection,” explained owner Bob Zaratzian, whose store has managed to take this prize from the jaws of really long-established bicycle shops, as well as trendier new-school stores, for over a decade now. “We offer variety and service. We’re different because we try to reach all different levels. Some stores go for the high-end racing bikes, and that’s good. There should be such stores, but we try to have something for everybody from juvenile to experts, the higher end and everything in between.” PICTURED: Andrew McGuan.

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Santa Barbara Dance Arts 1 N. Calle César Chávez, #100, 966-5299 This 17-year-old company evolved from Steven Lovelace’s very popular uptown Santa Barbara Dance Arts. Though he is now professor emeritus there, the new owner, Alana Tillim, more than honors the original sense of the place as an educational dance space, performance-honing opportunity, and great place to hang out and talk dance. Soon to move to their new headquarters of East Cota Street, SBDA with its school and Arts Mentorship connections to the community is a great place to dance hip-hop or ballet and just about everything in between. And yes, they have aerial, you crazy kids. FINALIST

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/: SFJAZZ Collective  Do you want to know what is happening now in jazz? Each of these individuals has their own creative voice, but together they collectively celebrate jazz in a new way. pm. Campbell Hall, UCSB. $-$. Call -. Read more on p. .


/: Care of the Wild: Sense,

Sentience and the ‘Primitive State’  There is much more

to learn about the mind/body connection. Aranye Fradenburg discusses how art, music, and care can soothe the beast within. pm. McCune Conference Rm.,  HSSB, UCSB. Free. Call -.

17 /: Popovich Comedy Pet Theater  Santa Barbara’s Got Animal Talent! Come see Gregory Popovich, a finalist on America’s Got Talent, with his cast of  performing pets, including rescued house cats, dogs, birds, and even mice. pm. Marjorie Luke Theatre,  E. Cota St. $-$. Call () -.

/: Atoms for Peace  Hear Thom Yorke, Nigel Godrich, Flea, Joey Waronker, and Mauro Refosco perform songs from their new album, AMOK. pm. S.B. Bowl,  N. Milpas St. $-$. Call -. Read more on p. . /: Script to Screen: The Devil Wears Prada  Get a chance after viewing the film to ask screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna what it was like to give a voice to the Devil and explain high fashion to the masses in such an entertaining way. -pm. Pollock Theater, UCSB. $-$. Call -.

/: College Women’s Volleyball: CSU Northridge at UCSB  Northridge (- in the Big West, - overall) comes into the match as the first-place team because of UCSB’s historic victory at Hawai‘i last Friday. Hawai‘i, ranked No.  in the nation, had won  consecutive conference matches since  — including all  since joining the Big West last year — a streak that ended when UCSB prevailed in five sets (-, -, -, -, -) before , fans in Honolulu. The Gauchos (-, -) could stamp themselves as championship contenders this weekend against Northridge on Friday night and UC Davis on Saturday. pm. Thunderdome, UCSB. $-$. Call -. Chuck D of Public Enemy. :am:pm. The Savoy,  State St. $; free with New Noise VIP Pass. Call -. /: The

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/-/: JanusphereEvolves  Artistic director Darion Smith will lead the talented dancers of Janusphere through the paces of a new routine and science-fiction-fantasy multimedia experience, featuring video by Aleksandar Cosic and music by Jonathan Melville Pratt. pm. Center Stage Theater,  Paseo Nuevo. $-$. Call -. Read more on p. 

Oregon-born and Southern California–raised singer/songwriter Jake Smith can go from a ballad to a bar song with a vocal range to match. His authentic tracks have appeared on the TV shows Sons of Anarchy and Californication. :pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club,  State St. $-$; free with New Noise VIP Pass. Ages +. . Call -.

/-/: From Ojai to Broadway  Ojai’s top teen

/ Andrew W.K.  Musical expectations are limitless when this party guerrilla is on the stage. pm. Velvet Jones,  State St. $-$; free with New Noise VIP Pass. Ages +. Call -.

performers will dance through the decades, putting on hits from Broadway’s stages past and present. Heather Lease directs, with choreography by Stephanie Hull. Fri.-Sat.: pm; Sun.: pm. Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio,  E. Matilija St., Ojai. $-$. Call -.

FRIDAY 10/18 /: New

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Blues and Greys  Lind-

sey Waldon’s S.B. crew of musicians are close to making the leap to the national spotlight — their song “Bright Lights” has been blowing up the music blogosphere the past few months. Catch them at Muddy Waters this weekend

before they get huge. pm. Muddy Waters Café,  E. Haley St. $; free with New Noise VIP Pass. Call -. /: He’s

My Brother She’s My

Sister  New Noise Music Fest continues with a sibling duo in concert with a host of supporting acts, including Song Preservation Society, Strange Vine, and Mystic Braves. pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club,  State St. $; free with New Noise VIP Pass. Ages +. Call -. /: Mason Van Valin  If the trendy indie scene isn’t your kind of thing, head out of town this weekend and catch Mason Van Valin, a young singer and guitarist playing his own brand of country music at the Ranch. pm. Ranch & Reata Roadhouse,  Sagunto St., Santa Ynez. Free. Call -. /-/: An Exuberant Weekend of Dance, Wellness, and Fun, Brazilian Style!  The Santa Barbara Dance Center’s lineup of performances, workshops, and classes in yoga, dance, and all things Brazil will be sure to entertain all weekend long. Santa Barbara Dance Ctr., -A W. Canon Perdido St. $. Call - or visit for times and class info.

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/: Holy Ghost!  Radical remixers Holy Ghost! are in town for New Noise, riding the wave of popular hits like “Hold On” and their prominent remixes of Moby, MGMT, and Cut Copy. pm. Velvet Jones,  State St. $-$; free with New Noise VIP Pass. Call -.

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pens a couple of times a year, but the cause is always good. Head out to Earl Warren for the finest in arts, vintage goods, and antiques, a part of whose proceeds will help children in abusive situations. Fri.-Sat.: am-pm; Sun.: am-pm. Earl Warren Showgrounds,  Calle Real. Free-$. Call -.

/: Driven  Head to the Plaza Playhouse this weekend for the premiere screening of indie flick Driven. It takes an in-depth look at the sport of marathon swimming through the eyes of three area athletes attempting to swim the S.B. Channel. pm. Plaza Playhouse Theater,  Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria. $. Call -.

/-/: Meet Mr. Chakra  Get in tune with yourself and learn about your chakras with Shanti Pincock, PhD. Noon-pm. Paseo Nuevo,  W. De la Guerra Pl. Free. Call -.

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/: Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen  Longtime best buds Hillman and Pedersen will perform, drawing on their combined experience in acts like the Byrds, Flatt and Scruggs, and more. :pm. Ranch & Reata Roadhouse,  Sagunto St., Santa Ynez. $. Call -.

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dens & Villa  S.B.’s

homegrown breakouts Gardens & Villa will take center stage at New Noise, staying true to their roots as the indie darlings of the city. pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club,  State St. $-$; free with New Noise VIP Pass. Ages +. . Call -. /: New

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chunk of the Funk Zone is all New Noise this weekend, and indie-pop ’s-o-philes Haim are holding things down in the midst of plenty of beer, food, and wine. Noon-pm.  E. Mason St. $-$; free with New Noise VIP Pass. Visit /: Santa Barbara Century Bike Ride  If you’re not looking for an eardrum workout, how about getting in some cardio with a ,-foot-elevation climb? If that sounds good (i.e., you’re a crazy person), meet up at Leadbetter Beach for the S.B. Century Bike Ride. Shorter courses are available, too. am. Leadbetter Beach, Shoreline and Loma Alta drs. $-$. Call -.

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/: Jack Johnson  S.B.’s legend of surf-rock-acoustica is back in town on a sold-out stop in his world tour to promote From Here to Now to You, the singer’s sixth studio album. :pm. Arlington Theatre,  State St. Visit jackjohnsonmusic .com.

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/: Best of Story Pirates  Puppet theater is back in action with the whimsical New York City acting group, who uses source material written by elementary school students to put on colorful and wacky musical plays. -pm. Campbell Hall, UCSB. $-$. Ages +. Call -. /: Pathways to Peace: America and the Arab-Israeli Conflict  Join former U.S. ambassador Daniel C. Kurtzer for an enlightening, reflective look on the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict and the promise and pursuit of peace going forward. pm. Free. Corwin Pavilion, UCSB. Call -. /: Andre Feriante  Think Lennon with a twist: Italian-born guitarist Andre Feriante will celebrate the legendary Beatles with his own brand of classical guitar, ukulele, and banjo techniques. pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club,  State St. $-$. Call -. /: Fun Photography Workshop for Families  Learn how to get the most out of your family photo-ops with this workshop, which will cover the basics of family and pet photography. -pm. Kids’ World, Garden and Micheltorena sts. Free. Call -.

/: The Great Gatsby Goes Gourmet  Attention all flyboys and flappers! Isabella Gourmet Foods will host Ian Cutler of Cutler’s Artisan Spirits in a s-inspired evening of cocktails, food, and fun; ’s attire is encouraged! pm. Isabella Gourmet Foods,  E. Figueroa St. $. Ages +. Call -.

TUESDAY 10/22 /: Kelly Joe Phelps  Troubadour, folk musician, poet — whatever the label, get ready to have your soul spoken, sung, and talked to. :pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club,  State St. $. Call -. /: After the War  Readjusting to civilian life after war has corrosive effects. Tim O’Brien — National Book Award winner, The Things They Carried author, and Vietnam vet — discusses similarities between then and now. pm. Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall, Music Bldg., UCSB. Free. Call -. /: Dirty Wars  Jeremy Scahill’s documentary takes compelling aim at the underbelly of the covert U.S. war machine. This Sundance award-winning film is a must see. :-:pm.Campbell Hall, UCSB. $-$. Ages +. Call -.

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/: Bats of Central California  “Holy nature talk, Batman, we can’t be late!” Learn about bat fauna and unique bat characteristics from Paul Collins, curator of Vertebrate Zoology at the S.B. Museum of Natural History, where he has worked for the past  years. pm. S.B. Museum of Natural History,  Puesta del Sol. Free. Call -.

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e are] converging an art gallery, as well as a functioning mediwellness and hospitalcal aesthetics business.” ity,” said Dr. Joseph Since opening, MAI has collaborated Chang when describing with area fine-art galleries and hosted about the concept behind Montecito Aesthetic 10 exhibits. “I’m really excited about our Institute (MAI), the medical spa he opened upcoming event; I know it’s going to be our a few years ago on Coast Village Road. More best one yet,” Chang said. “We are workthan simply attending to people’s skin, MAI ing with Miki Garcia, who is the executive is a place where the notion of aesthetic is director of the new Santa Barbara Museum spread throughout the business. So, while of Contemporary Art. Our concept is seven you can get medical treatments at MAI (the local artists who are just on the cutting edge.” “wellness” aspect), you can also get pamTitled Eye of the Beholder: Contemporary pered and take in Art from Santa Barbara, an art exhibit (the the show features artists “hospitality”). Nancy Gifford, Kimberly Born and raised Hahn, Mary Heebner, in Knoxville, TenKathy Kissik, Zacarias nessee, Chang Paul, Ro Snell, and James migrated west Van Arsdale. to attend college Although Chang has and never looked incorporated fine art into back. “I went to his business model, MAI UCLA and did my is a professional medical residency training practice. “I do a lot of the at the Jules Stein procedures, and I also Eye Institute,” he have nurses here that said. While there, do procedures like laser he met a professor hair removal and photo who had a practice facials,” he said. To help LOOKING GOOD: Dr. Joseph Chang’s in Bakersfield and (pictured) Montecito Aesthetic Institute puts decide what each client invited Chang to needs, he has divided a twist on the typical medi spa. come work with skin assessment into four him. “After surgery categories: color, texture, [one day], he patted me on the back and contour, and dynamics. After diagnosing said, ‘Nice job, Joe. If you want to come to which grouping a client is in, he then deterBakersfield, give me a call.’ ” mines the kinds of treatments to pursue. After school, Chang made the move Chang also has some tips for postponing to Bakersfield —“a town more similar to the aging process: “I’d say put off surgery [Knoxville] than you might think,” he said — as long as you can, put off fillers as long as and began his professional career. “I started you can. The one thing medical [to use] is as a general ophthalmologist, and I did all Botox. Botox truly is preventative.” For nonkinds of eye surgery. I had an emphasis in medical remedies, there are the facials and oculoplastics, but I did everything else, too.” chemical peels, for example. However, more In 2009, he decided to concentrate solely than anything, Chang recommends folon oculoplastics, a sub-specialty of ophthallowing good sun habits. “The main thing is mology that focuses on surgical procedures UV management,” he said. “Spend less time particular to the eye socket and the associin the sun; wear a hat, sunglasses. I’m a big ated area, such as eyelids, tear ducts, and the advocate for sunblock.” — Michelle Drown surrounding facial section. A few years later, Chang expanded his business to Montecito, bringing to town a twist on the typical medi spa. “Part of my The opening reception of Eye of the motivation to create this entity was not just Beholder takes place Friday, October 18, to have a functioning business but to cre6-8 p.m. MAI is located at 1150 Coast ate something beautiful that can add to this Village Road, Montecito. For more inforgeography,” he explained. “I asked my [intemation, call 565-5700. rior] designer to create a space specifically as

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living | Feature CARRY THAT WEIGHT: Author Tim O’Brien’s (pictured) The Things They Carried is the focus of this year’s The Big Read, sponsored by the S.B. Public Libraries.

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by Charles Donelan

uthor Tim O’Brien has honors piled as high and deep as anyone in contemporary American letters. Yet even after several decades of earning a steady increase in recognition and respect from readers around the world, O’Brien remains as plainspoken and down to earth as your next-door neighbor from home or your best friend from high school. Starting on Tuesday, October 22, O’Brien will be in Santa Barbara on a whirlwind visit designed to promote not so much his book The Things They Carried, which, having sold more than two million copies, needs no help, but rather reading, especially collective reading, the kind where people come together to share the experience of reading the same book at the same time. The program is called The Big Read, and it is sponsored by the Santa Barbara Public Libraries and the National Endowment for the Arts. There are several dozen events scheduled for during O’Brien’s visit, before it and afterward, and the participants range from Vietnam veterans to middle school students and their parents. I spoke with O’Brien from his home in Austin, Texas, last week, and he made it clear that he believes that literature still has the power to make important changes in the ways that people relate and communicate. The following are some of the questions and answers from what was a wide-ranging talk. How did you discover the power of reading together that is at the heart of this Big Read program? One of the

neat things they have at the independent school that my sons attend in Austin is a program where they “make” the parents read out loud to their kids after school. We were required to read whole books together, aloud, and you couldn’t get out of it. I can’t tell you what a great experience that has been. When I think about how many times I’ve read The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by myself — it has to be at least 10 — but then to read it out loud to my kids, and realize that every time it appeared, I would have to say “the N-word,” rather than what was on the page, well that really messes up the rhythm of the prose, and the diction, and everything else, plus it gives you something to think about. But we share something now. As soon as you get people coming together over a text in a way that’s intimate, you know, syllable by syllable, the way it is when you read a story to your child, then that’s bound to be a powerful thing. That’s why I’m so excited by participating in these Big Read events, because of the power of people reading

the same thing together. You’re not going to get everyone, but boy, the ones you do, it’s something they are never going to forget. You once received a letter from a young woman who shared The Things They Carried with her parents. Would you mind telling that story again? Not at all, and I think

I know which story you mean.“I’m 26 years old,” she said in her first sentence, and “at the time I was in high school, and ever since I’ve been meaning to write you, but now I have to do it.” The letter was about how she had grown up in the household of a silent father. This wasn’t just a normal silence; this was a killing silence, the kind of silence that made her not want to go to the dinner table because she could see the veins in his neck kind of throbbing. The letter went into great detail about the father’s silence. For many years she didn’t know what it was about, until finally, when she was in junior high, she found a box in the rec room that included artifacts of her father’s time in Vietnam. It was the first that she’d known he’d been a soldier, much less in a war zone. When she asked him about it, she got silence back. And then the tension became intolerable. She felt more like a counselor than a daughter, and it was all she could do to keep her parents from tearing each other apart. So at that point, her mother took her aside and said,“You know, I’ve never loved your father,” and she said,“What?” and her mom said,“How can you love somebody who doesn’t talk?”“Then why did you marry him?” she asked, and the mother said,“Out of pity — he’d been in the war, and when he came home, he was obviously in great pain.” What a terrible thing to hear when you are a little girl! So some time later, in her junior year of high school, the girl takes AP English, and they are assigned to read The Things They Carried. She brought it home and left it on the coffee table, and her father picked it up and read a dozen pages, and that night it started. At the dinner table, instead of being silent, he began talking. He started by saying that, you know,“That’s not what I carried, I carried some other stuff.” But he was talking, and each night he talked a little more, and then a little more, so that eventually the mom could enter in and say things like, “I remember in that one letter you wrote about that” or whatever. He was talking about what he had been reading, but it led him to talk about what he had been through. So over the course of a couple of weeks, there was a conversation that got started in that home that hadn’t been there before. She ended the letter

by saying,“My parents are not perfect even now, but they are together, and I don’t think they would be if it hadn’t been for that book.” If that book hadn’t been lying on that coffee table, she felt like they would not have been able to stay together. With the expression “the things they carried,” you created something that other people jumped on, which is the idea of doing this kind of inventory. Now I hear veterans, when they talk to you, they tell you about the things they carried, and the things they still carry, etc. How does it feel to have something like that catch on?

It’s a neat feeling. At first it was kind of a passing thought, the idea for that first story to be about all the things they carried. It was a way to organize emotions around a list, and of course that’s not the first time that’s been done, but I don’t think it had ever been done with the war. And it’s a nifty feeling when a scrap of language that was useful to me becomes a way for other people to work through their own feelings.


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Speaking Up, Coming Out UCSB Women’s Tennis Coach Simon Thibodeau Makes National News


story in the New York Times on August 28 revealed that Simon Thibodeau, the second-year coach of UCSB’s women’s tennis team, is gay. Of all the online comments that followed the article, the few that could be construed as critical were mainly along the lines of: “Why is this newsworthy?” “There was nothing homophobic,” noted Thibodeau, who said he could hardly sleep at night in anticipation of the disclosure.“It was more like, that’s not a big deal. Which is true. It should not be a story. And I hope it won’t be a story for people who come out in a few years or months.” The hook that made Thibodeau’s coming-out a national story is his profession. Times reporter John Branch could name only three other Division  college coaches — out of many thousands — who have publicly acknowledged their homosexuality. There is perhaps no area of society that is more conflicted about sexual orientation than the sports arena, even on supposedly progressive college campuses. “The pressures are huge not to come out,” said former UCSB coach Mark French. “I respect anybody who wants to keep his or her personal life personal. But coaches are people who receive publicity and represent a university. It’s good for sport, and it’s good for society, to see coaches, male or female, being honest about who they are — to see that they are welladjusted and admirable people.” As a straight male, French had no worries about his place in college sports. But as coach of the Gaucho women’s basketball team for 21 years, he dealt with instances of homophobia. Some of his players were lesbians and did not completely hide it. “Two of our fans didn’t think it was right for a player to show affection for her girlfriend in the parking lot after a game,” French said. “I asked them if they’d feel the same way if Kayte Christensen was kissing her boyfriend. They said no. I told them that [double standard] was not okay.” The fans later came to admire the player they were concerned about, French said. “I don’t think there’s anything that broke down the biases and misconceptions more than our booster club getting to know and adore our players,” he said. “Wow, she’s great, and she’s a lesbian; that’s great, too.” French’s commitment to being forthright extended to his home recruiting visits. “We’d get asked questions: ‘Coach French, do you have lesbians on your team, and do you recruit lesbians?’ I’d say, ‘Yes, we do’— as every other Division  program does, but they don’t all say so. Certain parents and players decided they didn’t want that answer.” Thibodeau, who turned 40 in May, decided he was ready to handle the truth. “I believe I have a responsibility to my team, and feel a similar sense of responsibility to the gay community as well, that we should all embrace all the important aspects of who we are — that doing so is healthy and honest,” the tennis coach said in a statement. “I think that personal integrity is challenged when we limit our ability to speak freely and openly, whatever the subject. This is a teachable moment, and I’d like to step up to the plate. As more of us (coaches and athletes at the collegiate level) come out, I believe it will become self-perpetuating. But someone has got to be the first, so I guess I am among them, and that’s fine with me.” He shared his story with Branch, an award-winning journalist who was at the Fresno Bee when Thibodeau coached the Fresno State women’s tennis team. (He led the Bulldogs to seven conference championships in nine years.) Before the article appeared in the New York Times, he informed his mother, his sister, his friends, UCSB athletic director Mark Massari, players on the Gaucho tennis team, and, finally, his


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9-year-old daughter from a relationship when he was trying to prove himself straight. “I flew her out from Montreal,” said Thibodeau, a native of the Canadian city. “I Skype her every week, but I wanted to be with her. We were playing cards, and I stopped playing and said there was something I had to tell her. It was not so easy, but it went really well.” The game they played was building houses of cards, which seemed to represent the edginess of Thibodeau’s feelings. He felt out on a limb in the macho world of sport.“I don’t know any gay coach in tennis,” he said.“I don’t know anyone in the top 100 male ATP players who’s come out in the last 30 years. I was making up a lot of thoughts in my mind. I was scared of people’s reaction.” His fears were unfounded. He received strong expressions of support from Massari and the UCSB coaching staff, as well as from Chancellor Henry Yang. “It’s been A- in terms of class and support,” Thibodeau said. “I’m lucky to be in this university and this town.” There are many places where he would not be so lucky — for instance, Russia, where anti-gay policies are clouding the upcoming Winter Olympics. “They are going backward,” he said.“It saddens my heart to see this discrimination. Russians need to move or stay closeted for now for their security.” There’s still work to be done where he lives. “I know that the suicide rate is very high among gay youth,” Thibodeau said. “If I can help one person feel better about who they are by serving as a constructive role model, then coming out would be more than worth it for me.” He also hopes to see the reduction of homophobia in the straight community by the presence of gay people with whom they share common interests. Thibodeau plays in an adult interclub tennis league on Wednesday nights, and he said fellow players on his team, the Racketeers, made donations to his UCSB program.“That was not the goal,” he said,“but it’s nice.”

TENNIS TALK: “I don’t know any gay coach in tennis,” said Simon Thibodeau, the UCSB women’s tennis coach who recently came out. “I don’t know anyone in the top 100 male ATP players who’s come out in the last 30 years. I was making up a lot of thoughts in my mind. I was scared of people’s reaction.”

The Gaucho tennis players took his revelation in stride. “I’ve received good emails from the newly recruited players who just arrived on campus and from their parents,” the coach said. Thibodeau started moving the program in a positive direction last spring — UCSB’s women went 15-8 in dual matches and finished third in the Big West Conference — and he is optimistic it will continue to improve with a solid base of California players. His assistant coach is Erica Cano, a graduate of Dos Pueblos High, who was captain of last year’s team. He looks forward to recruiting even more effectively in the future, he said,“because I won’t have to keep any secrets.” GAUCHO GLORY: UCSB teams made spectacular news in

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f anyone has the right to crusade against “uni-taskers,” it’s TV’s reigning food geek, Alton Brown. After all, in addition to creating, producing, and hosting his game-changing and Peabody Award–winning show Good Eats for 13 years, he’s starred on The Next Iron Chef, Iron Chef America, The Next Food Network Star, Feasting on Asphalt, Feasting on Waves, and Cutthroat Kitchen, and in 2011, he took home the James Beard Award for Best TV Food Personality. In the meantime, he’s managed to write seven books (the first of which also earned a James Beard Award in 2002), produce a regular podcast series, tweet regularly (in “analog” form: his 140-character thoughts are generally written on post-its, photographed while stuck to his computer monitor), and put together Alton Brown Live! The Edible Inevitable Tour, an epic nationwide variety show that hits Santa Barbara next Wednesday. The show will feature everything from singing to audience participation to food demos — and yes, there will be a poncho zone. I spoke with Brown a week before the tour kicked off, talking everything from puppets to processed food.

The show sounds like quite a production. Singing, dancing, puppets, demos … Can you tell me about why you wanted to do this tour? And whether Gallagher was an inspiration to you in your early years? No dancing! Absolutely no dancing! It’s a variety show

with some very large, potentially frightening food demos, puppets, stand-up, audience interaction, five or six songs. I’ve been doing live stage shows in one form or another for 10 years but never had the time or an organization behind me that would allow me to put together something large and consumer — and I’ve been kinda busy making TV shows for the last 15 years! I really enjoy live audiences; my college degree was in theater — I guess I’ve never gotten over that. When I had the opportunity to team up with a really good production company, I jumped. It took years to carve out the time, so I’m jazzed.

On a scale of 1-to-10, how necessary do you expect the ponchos to be? The show isn’t built to be messy, but one demo involves large amounts of compressed gasses, and whenever you mess with that stuff, there’s a possibility — all it takes is one person with a white cashmere sweater. This isn’t a Gallagher show where I’m pummeling people with chunks of

watermelon; these are purely prophylactic devices meant to quell any possible dry-cleaning bills. If people don’t want to wear them, they don’t have to — sometimes I don’t make a mess. The poncho zone isn’t a sales tool —“Hey, come on down! I’ve got ponchos!” They’re really kind of ugly, and you wouldn’t want one, but you know, if you show up in your wedding dress, you might want the poncho.

Among other things. In terms of television, you’ve kinda done it all; what’s been the most enjoyable? By all means Good Eats, which I did for 13 years, because I got to write it, direct it, produce it, oversee the editorial. My wife, the president of our production company, referred to it as a snowflake factory because every day I was making precious, unique little snowflakes. For myself, it was the cat’s meow. I had complete control, and I like that! But every job has its own rewards. I’m having a lot of fun making Cutthroat Kitchen.

I imagine coming up with the stuff you throw at the contestants must be pretty entertaining. Oh

yeah, and it’s not random. Not only do we test every sabotage; we test them in combination with other sabotages because we want to know that they’re survivable. You just have to be clever, think fast on your feet. I think as more potential contestants watch the show, they’re gonna learn how to play the game better. For instance, here’s a tip in case you ever find yourself competing on Cutthroat Kitchen: No matter what the challenge is, do not come out of that pantry without eggs and flour; because eggs and flour are the atomic matter of 90 percent of food. If you get something taken away from you, odds are you can use eggs or flour to bounce back.

Wow. Noted! You have a forthcoming documentary called Foods That Made America; want to talk about that a bit? That’s still in planning stages. I’ve been

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working on various history-of-food projects that have all fallen apart for one reason or another, so I don’t want to talk about it, because I don’t want to jinx it! But I’ll let you know.

Fair enough. So it’s often reported that you went to culinary school with the express intention of coming out of there and making a cooking show, as you found what there was back then “dull and uninformative.” How would you characterize food television now, and if your younger self was looking around, what would he feel is missing? Wow;

good question. I don’t know how to answer that. Because now, at least in prime time, there are no cooking shows on Food Network. There are in daytime, but nighttime’s all competitions or game shows. The cooking shows have all gone to the Cooking Channel. If I were doing it now, I’d still do what I did. Good Eats was me. It wasn’t a strategized reaction to a marketplace; it was the show I wanted to make. Here’s the thing: I think Good Eats changed the game. That’s not me saying,“Gee, I’m genius,” but to some degree, it had an effect on the larger — it certainly changed Food Network and may have even changed the path of food in America. So it’s almost like, if I hadn’t done that then, I don’t know what the food media landscape would look like now. I haven’t contemplated that before because my brain’s not big enough, but I have to say that every now and then in a life, you get to do the thing that you’re meant to do, and I think regardless of when it was, that was the show I was meant to make.

You contributed an essay to Wired magazine’s recent food issue about a company called Beyond Chicken. In it, you bring up some obstacles to widespread adoption of meat substitutes — or analogs, as you call them: There’s the “carnivore-type” mindset of not wanting “meat imposters,” and then there’s the aversion to processed foods. Do you think we’ll see a day where we’ll get beyond those biases? I enjoy meat. I have no intention of giving it cont’d p. 116 >>> october 17, 2013





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up. I will sidestep meat occasionally to eat a replacement I like, but I’m not going to replace a Sunday roast chicken with Beyond Meat pieces. I will replace something I put in scrambled eggs, or tacos, but … I’m not becoming a vegetarian. Not unless you pull my teeth out, and — I don’t know what it would take. I’m here to eat animals, okay? But I worry about the systems we create to provide those animals. I’m not a fan of most of those systems. I’m not a fan of how chickens are raised in this country on a factory level; I’m not a fan of commercial beef processing in this country. I get most of my meat from farmers around my area. I’m lucky because I can afford it, and I live in a region where lots of things are raised. My fondest wish would be that our adopting and truly accepting some analogs, as I say, would allow us to change the way we produce our animals. My problem is not with killing animals; my problem is letting them live terrible lives up until the time we kill them.

And what about the issue of processed food? [Beyond Meat] is manufactured — but it’s not like there are huge vats of oozing chemicals; these are natural ingredients being brought together … I don’t have a problem with processed foods. Reading the ingredients on a package … that’s where I have a problem, but when you look at the side of a box of Beyond Meat, everything makes sense. I know what [the ingredients] are; I know what they do. I don’t have a problem with putting it in my body. But people get on a high horse and think if a word’s got more than four syllables, it must be bad, which is just ignorant. … It’s something we need to wrestle with because we live on a planet with a bigger population every day, have kind of a rocky relationship with most of the animals we eat. … You know … we have issues. We’ve got problems! For sure. Okay, last one: You’re fairly outspoken about your dislike of uni-taskers, but I wonder if there’s some magical uni-tasking gadget you secretly have at home? I

have a pretty strict rule: If I find a tool I like, I’ve got to find other things for it to do. I’m actually standing in my kitchen right now and opening drawers and looking. I don’t see any uni-taskers. No. No, that’s not … I have a juicer, a large-format citrus juicer. It allows me to very quickly make large amounts of orange juice, but you can juice lots of different things in there. Is that a uni-tasker?

That’s kind of walking the line. I’ve got to think that through … No, I do not currently possess a uni-tasker. I would admit if I did. I totally would admit it!


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s one of the Central Coast’s most adored and respected wine pioneers, Bob Lindquist has spent the past 31 years building his Qupé Wines into California’s preeminent producer of cool-climate syrah, steadily growing toward 40,000 cases of wine per year. On Thursday, he sealed a deal to sell the majority of his shares to Santa Barbara–based vintner/investor Charles Banks, ensuring that Lindquist’s future focus as the minority owner could remain on making good wine rather than selling it. “I’ve been looking for a long-term financial partner, and Charles was in the right place at the right time,” said Lindquist, who shared a mutual acquaintance in sommelier-vintner Rajat Parr, a partner with Banks on Sandhi Wines and the Burgundy négociant Maison L’Orée. Parr suggested Lindquist contact Banks. “So I actually just called him out of the blue,” said Lindquist on Thursday afternoon from the winery that he shares with Jim Clendenen of Au Bon Climat in the middle of the Santa Maria Valley’s Bien Nacido Vineyard. “It turns out he loves Qupé, and he loves syrah. He’s a total wine geek. It’s a really good fit.” “It went very well, very quickly,” said Banks over the phone on Thursday from his home in Santa Barbara, explaining that the initial contact was only about one month ago. “It was one of the easiest deals I’ve ever done. Bob as a person was just wonderful to deal with.” Banks will now oversee most of the business decisions, with Lindquist left to handle wine itself.“We know how to market and s ell wine,” said Banks.“The key is just to free Bob up to do what Bob does best. That’s what we’re investing in. That’s what we’re excited about.” The purchase is the latest for Banks in his constantly expanding Terroir Selections portfolio that includes Sandhi and Maison L’Orée as well as Mayacamas and Leviathan from the Napa Valley, Wind Gap from Sonoma, Mulderbosch, Fable, and Marvelous Wines from South Africa, and the charity-meets-wine project Cultivate. He also once owned the Napa cult wine house Screaming Eagle and first came to Santa Barbara in 2001 to plant the Jonata Vineyard in Ballard Canyon.

He and his wife, Ali Banks, never left, eventually buying a home in Santa Barbara. In 2007, they bought Mattei’s Tavern in Los Olivos and spent five years getting permits to renovate it into a hotel. The County of Santa Barbara finally approved those plans this past summer, around the time the on-site restaurant reopened. “We’re knee deep in Santa Barbara,” said Banks. “I love this county, and I think we have the potential to make wine as good as any single place on earth.” Banks first learned of Qupé about 20 years ago, when his friend Kent Torrey, who runs The Cheese Shop in Carmel, told him it was the best syrah in California.“I just loved them,” said Banks. “What I keep telling Bob is,‘Let’s keep following your vision. We don’t need to look at marketing studies. We don’t need to look at trends. We just need to follow your lead and your vision and stick to it.’ ” That must be music to Lindquist’s ears, as his success led to growth, which led to headaches on the marketing, sales, and money sides.“This allows me to focus on the wine, and not to have to worry about the financial end of the business,” he explained.“That can really wear on you.” Banks thinks this sort of trajectory — in which creative-minded winemakers bite off a bit more than they want to chew with expansion — is probably happening all over the wine business.“He let his business get too big for who he is,” said Banks. “Growth sounds great and exciting, but if it takes you away from what you love, it’s not anything.” Neither expects any major changes in the way things are done at Qupé, with about 60 percent of the 40,000 cases being syrah, followed by a big chunk of chardonnay, followed by a smattering of Rhône varietals such as grenache, roussanne, and marsanne. Said Banks,“I feel like my role in all of this is to find really smart, interesting, and passionate people and help them achieve their vision and their dream.” When it comes to Qupé, Lindquist’s vision is crystal clear: “We’re bullish on syrah, especially coolclimate Central Coast syrah.” See ■

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s a director, Westmont College professor John Blondell has received acclaim on two continents (so far) for his incisive interpretations of the plays of William Shakespeare. But for his latest production, he is turning to a very different part of the British theatrical canon. Setting aside iambic pentameter for patter songs, he will he will stage the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta The Pirates of Penzance for the next two weekends at Westmont’s Porter Theatre. It’s a surprising choice, but his approach to the material is typically contrarian. He is the very model of a modern stage iconoclast. The story of a young man who is devoted to the notion of duty but isn’t at all sure where his loyalties should lie, The Pirates of Penzance premiered in London on New Year’s Eve, 1879. When this clever-but-dated satire of Victorian society is staged today, it is usually in a make-fun-of-the-material kind of way, with exaggerated acting and plenty of slapstick. The 1980s Broadway revival, which was made

into a movie starring Kevin Kline, falls into that category. But Blondell is taking a very different approach.“The actor/singers are playing the situations for real,” he said.“We’re trying to coax out from underneath the 19th-century artifice a play that’s funny and moving. I think it’ll have a different kind of pull on the audience if we play it a little more seriously — not so detached and distant. “Of course, it’s not Lear,” he added quickly. “In some ways, it feels like a precursor to Monty Python. There’s a comic absurdity to the situations. I want to bring out the freshness in that. A lot of the humor arises from the wit and wordplay, and from the quirkiness of the characters.” This is small-scale Gilbert and Sullivan: A cast of 17, an orchestra of 10. “Actors will be ripping costumes on and off as they go from being pirates to policemen to daughters,” he said.“It’s almost like a bunch of people have decided to get together and do a house concert.”



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But why is Blondell — who is just back from a directing assignment in Eastern Europe, and is preparing to take two productions to a Shakespeare Festival in Beijing next year — doing something this lightweight? “Some of the first shows I directed were musicals,” he explained.“I’ve been feeling a desire to get back into that. I also have a number of students right now who are terrific actors and really good singers.” Besides, he added, doing musical theater presents its own set of interesting challenges. “I’m trying to tell the story in a visual way, while also showing off the music,” he said.“There are lots of scenes in which there’s not a whole lot of action or movement. I want to give people something interesting to watch, but to not have what they’re watching take away from what is happening musically.” John Blondell directs The Pirates of Penzance October 17-19, 23, and 26-27 in Westmont’s Porter Theatre. Call 565-7140 or visit for tickets and — Tom Jacobs info.


It’s hard to look past the inherent gimmicky-ness of Haim. L.A. sisters Danielle, Este, and Alana Haim make up the core of the band alongside drummer Dush Hutton, and before they were Columbia Record darlings, they were playing in a band with their parents called Rockinhaim. And no, you didn’t misread that one. On Days Are Gone, the ladies’ long-awaited debut, there’s plenty to love; the percussion, specifically, is about as in the pocket as it gets. The sisters find kindred spirits in everyone from Heart and The Bangles to Lisa Lisa, nailing a sound that falls somewhere between ’80s femme pop and vintage R&B smooth jams. What it amounts to, at least in recorded version, is a full-length full of hits. That lead single, “Forever”? Yeah, it’s been stuck in our head for months, too. Like “Forever,” in its best moments, Days Are Gone is inescapably catchy and unarguably well-crafted. But on those tracks that fall short (namely the twitchy and overproduced “The Wire”), one can’t help but wish Days Are Gone packed a bit less polish and a touch more soul. — Aly Comingore

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SING IT: Chris Wagstaffe (left) plays the Sergeant of Police and Megan Silberstein portrays Mabel in Westmont College’s new production of The Pirates of Penzance.




It’s been five years since SAN REINVENTS Santa Barbara native Darion ATIVE OMPANY N Smith last visited town with HIS C his New York-based dance company, Janusphere. Back in 2008, their repertory consisted of neoclassical works featuring pointe shoes and traditional partnering. But things have changed since then. “I don’t think I can say we’re doing neoclassical work any more,” Smith said in a recent phone interview. “I’m really interested in trying new things.” From the sound of it, that interest has carried Smith in the direction of increasingly athletic work with strong visual impact. This Friday, October 18, and Saturday, October 19, the six-member company presents three West Coast premieres at Center Stage Theater: “KinderPlatz,” “Core,” and “A Dancer’s Life.” In keeping with the theme of shifting directions for the company, Smith has titled the show Janusphere-Evolves. Among the most obvious differences between this program and that of five years ago will be the absence of pointe shoes, which Smith explained that despite their aesthetic appeal are both expensive and physically limiting. The company is now working with more complex stage props, including a dome-shaped jungle gym on and through which the dancers move in “KinderPlatz.” Smith has also begun collaborating with visual artist and filmmaker Aleksandar Cosic, whose video is featured in this work. Though Smith still prefers performers with strong classical ballet training, he says it’s a willingness to take risks and try new approaches that characterizes his current company. “For people who mostly do the classical form, this work is a challenge,” he said. Though Smith will bring just six dancers from New York, three area artists will join the company for “A Dancer’s Life,” the work Smith says is the most avantgarde on the program. The piece incorporates spoken text and voice-manipulating technology, and takes the journey of a dancer as a metaphor for the larger human experience. For Smith, who didn’t discover dance until he was in college, the idea of reinventing oneself through the arts has powerful personal resonance. Rather than simply presenting this work, he says, he hopes to initiate a dialogue with the audience. To learn more about the company, visit For tickets, call 963-0408 or visit — Elizabeth Schwyzer

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DRUMS AND SPACE: Percussionist Ted Atkatz performed as part of the Santa Barbara Symphony’s outer-space-themed opening concert.

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he Santa Barbara Symphony offered what was easily its most challenging and innovative opening concert program in memory on Saturday when guest percussionist Ted Atkatz joined the group for Der Gerettete Albericht, Fantasy for percussion and orchestra by Christopher Rouse. Rouse’s wild and wooly contribution to the legacy of Richard Wagner requires the presence of not one but two full drum sets onstage, as well as a battery of various noisemakers that stretched across the entire width of the Granada’s proscenium. Before attempting to describe the style and impact of this fascinating work, let me back up and set the scene a bit more thoroughly. As Maestro Nir Kabaretti noted in his opening remarks, there have already been many concerts all over the world this year celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of composer Wagner. To add to this monumental global effort, the Santa Barbara Symphony chose an ingeniously indirect approach. The concert on Saturday, October 12, opened with Wagner’s overture to Tannhäuser, an ominous and brooding piece that set the tone for what was to come. Rouse’s composition was next, but Wagner was hardly left behind, as Der gerettete Albericht was written as a kind of sequel to the composer’s Ring cycle of operas, with the express intent of elaborating what may have happened to the character Albericht, the angry dwarf who actually fashions the Ring’s ring, among other things. The audience gasped in amazement even before the piece began as a crew loaded in the multiple drum sets. From there, anticipation was further heightened when the black-clad soloist, Ted Atkatz, distributed bright orange earplugs to the front rows. Clearly this would not be an ordinary concerto. Once the piece began, the effect was ravishing, if at times a shock, especially to those in close proximity to the stage. Atkatz succeeded in making an astounding array of different percussion instruments all sing the same song. It was a kind of blues, not necessarily in the strict musical sense, but in the dramatic sense, as we heard the pain and isolation of this odd character from Wagner well up in all its humanity. The second movement, in which Albericht reflects on the choices he has made, was particularly poignant. But watch out, audience, because then came the finale. As Rouse imagines it, Albericht becomes a rock drummer in the 1970s, and Atkatz made a terrific rocker, slamming the toms for all he was worth and transporting the Granada, at least momentarily, into the world of arena rock. After the intermission, the Symphony returned to explore outer space with Gustav Holst’s extravagant essay on the cosmos, The Planets. Holst’s range and wit were on special display as the orchestra easily negotiated the many otherworldly tones and textures he uses to suggest the majesty of the spheres. If at times the resemblance of the music to classic movie scores seemed overt, that just meant that we were making a stop at Planet Hollywood. In case anyone had not gotten the point that Holst’s themes are among the most popular in the history of cinema, the orchestra came back out for an encore of the theme music from Star Wars, making for an extremely auspicious debut for what promises ■ to be an exciting symphony season.


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Ray Chen, presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures. At the Music Academy of the West’s Hahn Hall, Wednesday, October 9.

ay Chen electrified Santa Barbara music lovers this week with a sparkling debut that bore witness to his internationally lauded skills and musicianship. In a smartly organized program weighted toward duets, the 24-year-old Taiwanese-Australian violinist, with the help of pianist Julio Elizalde, displayed sensitivity and verve with fresh perspectives on classical, baroque, and 20th-century works, capping the evening in a blaze of Spanish romance. Despite air travel delays that landed the duo on the tarmac less than two hours before the performance, winsome attitude and wit trumped ON THE BOW: Violinist Ray Chen, all. pictured leading a master class, The evening began with the performed Wednesday evening at cheery dialogues of Wolfgang the Music Academy. Amadeus Mozart’s Sonata in A Major, K. . The Variations of the second movement included a solo piano passage that gave Elizalde, a Music Academy of the West alum, a sustained spotlight. But all of this was only warm-up for the substantial collaboration of the night, Sergei Prokofiev’s Violin Sonata No.  in D Major, a work originally composed for flute, but successful only after adaptation for violin. So irresistible was the ignition of the Presto movement that spontaneous applause broke out mid-piece. After intermission, Chen returned to the stage alone to give a brave rendition of J.S. Bach’s third Partita for unaccompanied violin. No metronomic tether here — the violinist shaped the contours, paused at the peaks, and gave us every reason to believe we were not hearing a 1720 étude, but 2013 rapture. The program ended with the crowd-pleasing pyrotechnics of Spanish dances by Pablo de Sarasate, replete with glissandos, flash-fast ornamental runs, and a throaty dark tone to make Iberians blush.

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ome artists are not bound by the formalism of their tradition and seem to possess the burning vitality itself. Appropriately, Beijing-born Yuja Wang posted words of Mahler last year to her Twitter account, “Tradition is tending the flame; it’s not worshiping the ashes.” The fashion-savvy pianist, in signature heels and incendiary red mini dress, demonstrated Monday night that focus is greater than flash by punching out a demanding program of intellectual and imaginative substance that included Prokofiev, Chopin, and Stravinsky. In short, Wang seems to have it all — the beauty, depth, and sinew to go anywhere she wants. And going she is. The 26-year-old is signed to the primo classical label Deutsche Grammophon and collaborates internationally with the finest conductors and orchestras. But it is in solo recital, where the artist is responsible for conjuring her own world, that the real depth and development of Wang’s gifts are measured. Wang’s technique and speed are wonders to behold, but her conversance with texture, color, and mood are the purer pleasure of her artistry. Simple lyrical themes in Chopin’s Piano Sonata No.  in B minor seemed to float independently of the complex ornaments that crowded about. Wang spreads and simultaneously maintains distinct textures, as with the spacious chorale in Chopin’s Nocturne No. in C minor that is intruded upon by an interjecting voice, and through Wang’s hands seemed to animate an independent personality. In Stravinsky’s Three Movements from Petrushka, Wang bounded the faultline time signatures and feverish patterns. But the pianist was also not afraid to swing, dashing off Kapustin’s Variations for Piano, Op.  and an encore of “Tea for Two,” which, if not exactly improvised, nevertheless smoldered with the spirit of the moment.

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Ira Glass and Monica Bill Barnes Dance Company Share a Stage


isteners of National Public Radio know Ira Glass as the voice of This American Life. In a tone that’s disarmingly casual and pleasantly nasal, Glass crafts stories on everything from bedbugs to gambling to babies switched at birth, weaving tales as entertaining as they are poignant, human, and memorable. Given Glass’s success as the host of the popular radio program and the nation’s top podcast, one might think he can take on anything. It’s hard to say whether his latest project — a collaboration with a modern-dance company THREE’S COMPANY: This American Life’s Ira Glass teams up — is an attempt to prove or disprove that with dancers Monica Bill Barnes (left) and Anna Bass for an theory. unusual and wildly popular stage production. This Saturday, October 19, UCSB Arts & Lectures brings to the Granada One Radio Host, Two Dancers. The “two dancers” of the show’s Barnes and Bass, and though they will not speak live, their title are Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass of Monica Bill voices are featured alongside his. Barnes & Company. Their contact with the radio host dates The show also draws on work from the archives of both back a couple of years to a talent show in a Brooklyn bar, artists; at their very first rehearsal, Bass explained, Glass where Barnes served as a judge on a parody of Dancing showed up with a list of his favorite radio stories, and with the Stars in which Glass — a self-proclaimed “stiff Barnes came with a list of movement segments and situaperson over 50 who works at a computer all day”— won tions. Natural pairings of words and movement began to second place for a modern-dance duet. emerge straightaway. Characterizing his prior perception of modern-dance “Both Ira and Monica have this rich, thorough history productions as “moving-statue dancers with abstract, of their own work stored in their memory banks,” Bass hummy music playing in the background,” Glass said said. “It’s been incredible to see them dig into the files of that attitude exploded the first time he went to see one of the past 10 to 15 years.” Barnes’s productions. “I had an experience I’ve never had The result of that digging is a show that serves to celin a dance performance,” he said.“Even though I work in a ebrate the unique trajectory of each artist’s career, as well medium that’s all words and she works in a medium with as creating something that Barnes describes as “more than no words, I recognized something very similar to what I’m the sum of its parts.” Everyone involved agrees that sillitrying to do. The things she’s putting on stage are funny, ness is central to the show’s premise. “It’s as ridiculous as sincere, and emotional. She’s documenting these small, you imagine it could be,” Barnes said, adding that though personal, human moments.” the show was not designed for dance-savvy viewers, they Barnes, for her part, is a longtime fan of This American welcome those familiar with modern dance. Life. “The dance audience is one of the most generous audi“I always feel so deeply involved in his stories,” she said, ences you’ll ever find,” Barnes noted. “The curtain can echoing Glass’s comments on their shared sensibility. come up and two dancers can be lying face down, and a “The way Ira is using radio is the same way I’m trying to dance audience will say,‘Great, so it starts like this,’ whereas use dance: It’s intimate, and it doesn’t hide the humanity the average audience will think,‘They fell over.’” Glass echoed Barnes’s excitement about the chance to behind the stories.” Having discovered their common ground, Glass, perform for a dance-conversant audience. “One of the Barnes, and her longtime dance partner Bass crafted three things we’re excited about in Santa Barbara is the sophisshort dances that were broadcast to cinemas across the ticated dance community you have there because of the nation in May 2012. In February this year, they performed strong [Arts & Lectures] dance series,” he said. “It will be a live version that brought down the house at Carnegie super-interesting to see how it comes across.” Hall. Glass attributes part of the success of the show to the Yet Glass encouraged those with little interest in or fact that it’s so totally unexpected. “We’re doing work in a exposure to dance to attend, counting himself among that crowd and invoking again his first experience of Barnes’s medium that doesn’t exist anywhere,” he noted. Clearly, part of what Glass relishes is the absurdity of work.“It was the fact that they were just two fortyish-yearpresenting himself in a role for which he is ill equipped. old women with these incredibly expressive faces who “Nonexistent,” he said when asked to describe his dance were out to entertain. That they were documenting recogbackground.“I’m the least qualified person you could have. nizable feelings but doing it while totally out for fun, that Even other public-radio personalities would be better; at reminded me so much of what we do on the radio,” he said. least Peter Sagal was a good bowler before he got into radio, “You don’t watch this show and wonder, ‘Am I getting and Garrison Keillor is very musical.” this?’ You just get it.” Joking aside, Glass admitted he doesn’t really dance much in this production, though the brief moment UCSB Arts & Lectures brings where he does “jump in” took “intense preparation. I went One Radio Host, Two through a phase of believing I would physically never be Dancers to the Granada able to do the movements Monica was showing me,” he Theatre (1214 State St.) on Saturday, said. For the most part, Glass lets Barnes and Bass do the October 19, at 8 p.m. Call 893-3535 or visit dancing and sticks to what he does best: merging a series for tickets and of stories into a satisfying whole. As part of the creative info. process for this show, Glass recorded interviews with both

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CHECK OUT THE VIEW: Dancers Kaita Lepore Mrazek (left) and Weslie Ellen Ching take to the beach for choreographer Robin Bisio’s site-specific new work “Anemone Ball.”


Choreographer Robin Bisio Stages “Anemone Ball” by Elizabeth Schwyzer


or most dancer makers, the stage is the site of performance. For Robin Bisio, it’s just as often a sand dune or a lawn, a windswept beach, or a meadow studded with wildflowers. Bisio does more than set her dances in the natural world; she gives it a starring role. This Saturday, October 19, Bisio will present “Anemone Ball,” a site-specific dance staged on the beach below Shoreline Park. Free and open to the public, the work will feature professional dancers and live classical music. Beach chairs and blankets will take the place of theater seats, and instead of curtains, audience members will gaze out at the undulating Pacific. Since the late 1970s, the choreographer and dance filmmaker has lived on the Santa Barbara Mesa. Across the street from her house, a winding flight of stairs leads down the coastal cliffs to the sandy beach below. Perched as she is on the edge of the continent, Bisio says she can’t help but feel the influence of the ocean. “It’s a special thing to be able to breathe the sea air and to see how the sea constantly changes,” she notes. “It’s really interesting to have that be the slate that you work your life around.” Much of Bisio’s oeuvre consists of outdoor dances and films set in nature, generally featuring one or more female dancers. Her performers are nearly always barefoot, their feet planted in leaves, sand, or dirt. Often, they wear tutus or dresses, retaining an echo of the dance stage even as they roll in the grass or leap between boulders. “Anemone Ball” differs from much of Bisio’s recent work in that it features a male dancer, Kyle Castillo, whose presence Bisio says lends a certain formality to dance partnering. It was from watching him lifting and supporting female dancers that she first had the image of a formal ball — a vision from which “Anemone Ball” was born. Dancers Weslie Ching, Monica Ford, Cybil Gilbertson, and Kaita Lepore Mrazek will join Castillo for a dance Bisio says emerged organically through rehearsals both in the studio and on site. Designer Anaya Cullen has crafted costumes that strike a balance between evening wear and the underwater world, and though there’s no dress code for audience members (“They’re welcome to wear bikinis if they want to,” Bisio

quips), the choreographer admits she likes the juxtaposition of formal clothes and natural setting. That juxtaposition will be echoed in the sound: Nicole McKenzie will play violin against a background of crashing waves and crying gulls. Dancing on the beach introduces challenges, among them a surging tide, curious dogs, uneven footing, and the region’s ubiquitous beach tar. Bisio says her cast is tough and has tackled these issues and others cheerfully and creatively. “They get completely sandy and wet and happy,” she says. The premiere of “Anemone Ball” happens to coincide with the release of a new book based on Bisio’s work. Your Flesh Shall Be a Poem will be published this month by New York’s Nauset Press; copies will be available at the event. The book features photographs and still film images from the last few decades of Bisio’s oeuvre, as well as a selection of poems that served as creative inspiration. Publisher Karyn Kloumann, whose sister Erika is among Bisio’s longtime dancers, said she was drawn to the project after meeting Bisio on a visit to Santa Barbara. “Robin inhabits a world of optimism, beauty, and emotion, and the natural world is as important in her dances as the dancers,” Kloumann notes, adding, “Site-specific dance is a unique subject for a dance book, and I was especially thrilled that the photographic documentation was so stunning.” Don’t be late to the ball: The beach is located at the base of the steps leading down from the middle of Shoreline Park, topped by a wooden arch. Bisio suggests audience members park either at the park’s lower lot or on adjacent streets and leave ample time to find the right spot. Though donations will be accepted, you don’t need an invitation — or a ticket — to attend. “It feels like giving a present to the beach and to the people of Santa Barbara,” Bisio says. “Anemone Ball” takes place on the beach at the base of Shoreline Park on Saturday, October 19, at 4 p.m. To learn more, call 895-4359 or visit

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LIGHT AND SHADOW: Dancer Genevieve Hand caught the light during “Sand into Glass,” one of two pieces presented by Nebula Dance Lab on Friday night.

Dance Double Feature Floodlit & Fallen, presented by Nebula Dance Lab. At Center Stage Theater, Friday, October 11. Reviewed by Elizabeth Schwyzer


or its inaugural show back in January 2012, Santa Barbara’s Nebula Dance Lab presented two ambitious new contemporary dance works — one theatrical and narrative, one more abstract. The double-feature format has stuck. Last weekend, Nebula was back for its third evening-length production at Center Stage Theater, this time showcasing the premiere of Brooklyn Hughes’s modern fairy tale “Floodlit & Fallen” alongside a reprise of the more conceptual “Sand into Glass,” by Nebula’s artistic director Devyn Duex. New this season was a program of live preshow music. Friday night’s performance opened with Kate Graves, who set the tone with smart, soulful songs from her BRANCHING OUT: Weslie album, Long Night. “It’s so good to Ching danced in “Floodlit & be shadowed by the light,” she sang, Fallen.” standing solo with a bare stage behind her. Soon enough, that stage fell into shadow, and pairs of dancers gripped wrists and flung each other across the stage, their bodies in silhouette. “Floodlit & Fallen” told a familiar tale of man’s fall from grace and eventual redemption through faith in a higher power, in this case represented by a form from nature. In designer Anaya Cullen’s elaborate wire headdress and paneled dress crisscrossed with root-like forms, dancer Weslie Ching embodied the stately power of a tree. Ching rolled her wrists and ankles in slow motion, then unfurled her limbs into powerful branches as the humans around her flitted, posed, and chased the promise of glamour, only to fall into violence and desperation. “Floodlit & Fallen” employed text by Kathryn Stephens, projected on the scrim at key moments to clarify the action onstage. From elaborate costumes to passages of tight unison, the work evidenced thorough, professional investment. Proof of that investment carried through to “Sand into Glass,” where themes of recurring struggle and performance under pressure yielded intense and unexpected partnering. Streaks of pink and blue shifted across the scrim as dancers responded to a driving score with coiled tension and bursts of urgency. From Genevieve Hand’s satisfyingly fierce specificity to Kaita Lepore Mrazek’s blend of explosive power and sensuous fluidity, this company of seven women represents a wide range of movement qualities, combining in an energizing whole. With talk of a trip to Chile in the coming year and plans for a dedicated modern-dance studio here in Santa Barbara, Nebula continues to expand its reach.

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f we had to assign a theme to this year’s New Noise lineup, it would surely touch on the importance of family. In the five years since its inception, New Noise has adopted more than a few “favorites”; acts that have played more than twice, repeatedly rocked the house, and continued to return, oftentimes bigger and better, to the little Santa Barbara festival that loved them from the start. F i t t i n g l y, n o b a n d embraces that New Noise familial ethos more than He’s My Brother She’s My Sister (HMBSMS). Since the release of their 2012 album, Nobody Dances in This Town, the L.A.-based quintet have been SO FRESH AND SO CLEAN: L.A. avant folksters He’s My Brother staying busy — touring the She’s My Sister head back to town this Friday, October 18, for a U.K., performing at festivals headlining gig at SOhO Restuarant & Music Club. like Bonnaroo and Austin City Limits, and now making their way across the U.S. Brown’s got moves that have become a staple of the The band, made up of bro and sis Rob and Rachel HMBSMS stage setup. Most recently, though, she’s Kolar, tap dancer and drummer Lauren Brown, bassist taken on a new role in the band: drummer. Brown Oliver Newell, and slide guitarist Ryan Richter, got picked up dancing, like many young girls, at just 6 its start in N.Y.C., where Brown met Rachel, both years old and said that it has always come naturally. incoming freshman at NYU. The pair bonded over Still, drumming while tapping, she admits, is no easy orientation weekend, forging a friendship that would feat. last well beyond their undergraduate careers. After “You know, so much of what’s happened in my life graduation, Rachel made her way back out west, with so far has not been planned,” she laughed.“You get lost in the zone, and you get to a point where you really Brown joining shortly thereafter. Musically, He’s My Brother She’s My Sister all don’t think it’s going to come together, and that’s when started to coalesce in the California desert, specifically it works. You prepare, you prepare, you prepare, and Joshua Tree, a new-school spiritual haven of sorts then when you get up there, you just do it and let go.” frequented by everyone from the Black Angels and The same could be said for the HMBSMS dynamic. Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros to The Whiskey In addition to Rob and Rachel’s sibling ties, and Biscuits and Spindrift. Brown and Rachel’s longtime friendship, Rob and “It was all of this kind of dark, funky, country Brown have been dating for over seven years. During western, spaghetti kind of world, and I think that was a recent tour stop at the Secret Garden Party Festival the inspiration for this project,” said Brown, speaking in England, Rob finally made it official by proposing by phone last month. “Rob had his own band or to Brown onstage during a performance of “Electric separate bands for most of his adult life, and Rachel Love.” and I came from more of a theater background, so As far as wedding planning goes, there’s already [He’s My Brother She’s My Sister] kind of became this talk of a Santa Barbara ceremony. But for now, Brown combination of all of those different efforts.” is happy to focus on the tour and the band’s big threeIt’s a sonic mixture that’s stumped so many critics year anniversary with the New Noise Music Fest. in recent years. The band has been called “glam folk,” “I love those guys. They’ve taken such good care “garage country,” and myriad other labels. As for of us, and they’ve been such supporters of the band. Brown, she’s not so keen on classifying HMBSMS’s They’ve helped us establish almost like a family of sound straight away. fans and people that work up there,” Brown said. “Man, it evolves, you know? I think when we “It’s good to walk into a festival knowing that you’re started off, it definitely leaned more in the folk world, going to have fun and you’re going to be working with but now, now I would say there’s a little bit of punk, fantastic people.” there’s a little bit of vaudeville, there’s a little bit of rock ’n’ roll and blues,” she explained.“It’s like a hodgepodge of a bunch of different sounds.” He’s My Brother She’s My And it’s not just the band’s sound that’s evolving. Sister performs at SOhO Slide guitar player Ryan Richter just jumped on Restaurant & Music Club board six months ago, following the departure of (1221 State St.) on Friday, October 18, former bandmate Aaron Robinson, and his presence at 8 p.m. Call 962-7776 or visit is changing the live show on a number of levels, said for tickets and info. Brown. As the band’s often-gushed-over tap dancer,

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THE LIFE OF THE PARTY Andrew W.K. Kicks Things into High Gear by Aly Comingore

WELCOME COMMITTEE: Andrew W.K. is vowing to never stop partying. The rocker plays Velvet Jones on October 17.


ndrew W.K.’s big entrance came way back in 2001 with the release of I Get Wet. Fueled by a hit single that quickly became a life motto, the record and its maker championed an aesthetic that reveled in rock ’n’ roll chaos and encouraged fans to, as the song says, “Party Hard.” Since then, W.K. has recorded sporadically and toured furiously, playing shows that tend toward the sweaty, moshy, and sometimes bloody, all in good fun and in the name of partying. He’s also managed to parlay his musical mantra into a number of other ventures, including motivational speaking, touring alongside Marky Ramone, and acting as the U.S.’s cultural ambassador to Bahrain. This Thursday, October 17, Andrew W.K. kicks off New Noise  with what is sure to be a riotous headlining set at Velvet Jones. I recently spoke with him about music, life, and what it means to party hard. What was the moment that made you feel like you could make music for the rest of your life? I didn’t really have one. It could still be coming, though. [Laughs.] It’s kind of like, once you learn to talk, you don’t think about when you became a professional talker. It’s just a part of life. It was just a very basic thing. It wasn’t until many years later, around age 19 or 20, where I thought maybe I could do music all the time and not do anything else.

comfort zone. Then again, I was pretty uncomfortable in general — but I knew it was where I was supposed to be. Music has opened a lot of doors for you, from motivational speaking to taking on the role of cultural ambassador. Are there any nonmusical hats you’re especially proud of? I’m definitely happy to have had so many adventures and experiences, but it is all kind of one big road. People tend to ask me what my favorite Ramones song is when I’m on the road with Marky, and in the best way, I kind of see it as being one big song. That’s how I feel about life: It’s one big experience. It’s one big ride. It’s one giant rollercoaster. It’s one adventure. It’s one movie. I wouldn’t want to try and break it apart and judge all the different pieces. I want the whole thing to wash over me in a half-delirious blur. Do you treat the live show the same way? Totally. I’m just trying to get cheered up, stay cheered up, and get other people cheered up. That’s it. As a professional partier, do you ever get worn out? Not really. I feel like professional athletes are the ones that deserve to be tired. I’m just partying, and there’s definitely physical exertion involved in that, but it also fuels you as you go. It’s kind of like a perpetualmotion machine. The inertia that you get from partying pays back energy to keep you partying. So, if I get tired I just party some more, and then I feel better.

How did the move to New York fit into that decision? New York was very frightening and very overwhelming, and I didn’t really know anybody. Andrew W.K. plays Velvet Jones My sister had some (423 State St.) on Thursday, friends there, and I October 17, at 8 p.m. as part stayed with them, of the 2013 New Noise Music Conference & then I moved in with Festival. Call 965-8676 or visit a friend of a friend. I for tickets and info. was very outside my

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f you’re anything like me, your relationship with music festivals is often hovering somewhere between love and hate. With so much great talent on a single bill, it’s kind of like one-stop shopping for the concert fiend. Then again, scheduling conflicts and maneuvering can prove to be … problematic if you don’t play your cards right. Starting tonight, New Noise Santa Barbara unleashes its annual flurry of music and tech talk on downtown proper. With it comes lots of inspiring music-industry folks, even more amazing events, and, yes, an action-packed concert schedule that is going to force you to make some tough decisions. So, let’s talk logistics. Below are the 13 must-see acts on this weekend’s 60-band roster. Get your schedules out, makes some notes, and don’t forget to hydrate, because it’s going to be a wild weekend.

TIME WARP: San Fran throwback rockers The Soft White Sixties take on the late-night slot at Muddy Waters Café on Thursday night.

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SISTER, SISTER: The sisters Haim (from left: Danielle, Este, and Alana) bring their catchy, ’80s-indebted pop-rock stylings to the Funk Zone as part of New Noise’s Saturday Block Party. Haim headlines at 6:35 p.m. are your hot ticket of the weekend. The L.A. natives mix retro surf-rock guitars with fuzzy, Doors-channeling vocals and heaps of reverb, finding kindred spirits in fellow throwbackers like The Allah-Las and The Growlers. Young Creatures at Seven Bar & Kitchen,

9:45 p.m. Los Angeles indie rockers Young Creatures are pulling inspiration from the blues-rock canon and throwing it through a decidedly SoCal filter. The guitars are vampy, the cymbals are crashing, and there’s a subtle hint of reggae swagger hiding just below the surface. The Blues and Greys at Muddy Waters Café,

10:30 p.m. Santa Barbara songbird Lindsey Waldon takes center stage at the helm of this new musical project. Friday’s show doubles as a CD-release party for the band’s New Shores EP, which is chock-full of bright melodies, slow-building arrangements, and uplifting lyrics. He’s My Brother She’s My Sister at SOhO Restau-

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f someone tells you that The Avett Brothers’ performance at the Santa Barbara Bowl on October 10 was the best show of the summer thus far, don’t argue with them. They very well could be correct. The set list was perfect; it was musically flawless, delivered in a seemingly earnest and charming manner. But such a distinction raises the question, what makes for a great performance? The Avett Brothers’ song selection and transitions were pristine, progressing seamlessly from song to song, each feeling relevant and appropriate. Seth and THE BALLADEER: Frontman Scott Scott Avett resembled Avett led the charge and belted the marionettes while dancing hits during last week’s show. on stage, and bassist Bob Crawford and cellist Joe Kwon (whose facial hair/mustache combination suggests that he’s decent at throwing knives) similarly contorted their knees. Remarkably, none of these feverish movements seemed to have any impact on the sound, which resonated from their aesthetically appropriate instruments. The songs were delivered in chunks, with a slew of old-timey covers and bluegrass-style songs intermixed with electric-guitar-heavy ballads. And, whether they were gathered around a single mike and spotlight or marching around the stage while shredding through solos, they pulled off each and every bit perfectly. Almost too perfectly. Don’t misunderstand — it’s clear that The Avett Brothers are a well-oiled performance machine, but it should be noted that it’s difficult for machines to simulate heart or warmth. The “spot-on-ness” of The Avett Brothers’ appeal — the clothes, the facial hair, the chatter in between songs — is all perfect North Carolina aw-shucks-y. It’s entirely “on brand,” and it can come across a bit like the millennial indie-folk answer to the Stepford Wives. In light of such aesthetic impeccability, it should be noted that a change in background near the end of the set felt especially noticeable. A projection screen, which had been used to display images of water and Depression-era dancing, was replaced by a starkly illustrated image of drippy paint and crows. It’s perhaps a bit nitpicky, but when every other aspect of The Avett Brothers feels so carefully executed, using a background that felt borrowed from a 2005 emo punk band seemed more significant than it probably was. All in all, it’s difficult to imagine how The Avett Brothers could have done a better job, outside of being a bit less perfect. Less rehearsed. A smidge more … human. It is, after all, the reason why so many fell for them in the first place.

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Running Amok by Aly Comingore PEACE ON EARTH: What happens when the frontman for one of the biggest rock bands on earth decides to branch out? Well, if you’re lucky, you get something like Atoms for Peace, the arena-sized “side-project” of one Mr. Thom Yorke. Together with longtime producer/collaborator Nigel Godrich, Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, R.E.M. drummer Joey Waronker, and percussionist Mauro Refosco (of Forro in the Dark fame), Yorke’s Atoms are a rock ’n’ roll supergroup redefined — smart, unpretentious, and surprisingly anti–rock ’n’ roll, despite the caliber and pedigree of its players. Originally formulated as a live band to support Yorke’s 2006 solo album, The Eraser, Atoms have since grown into a musical beast all their own, and as of this year, they’ve even got an album to show for it. In February, the band unveiled Amok, a stunning aural offering that took Yorke and Godrich more than two years to record, edit, arrange, and assemble. And though Yorke’s unmistakably haunting vocals preside over all of the record’s nine tracks, the end result is a far cry from Radiohead’s signature balance of layered beats and chest-pounding guitars. Yorke points to Afrobeat as the driving force behind Atoms’ sound and has gone so far as to call Amok “the product of getting together, getting wasted, and listening to Fela Kuti.” As such, the record plays out like a weirdo hybrid of industrial minimalism and transcendental world music: part electronic, part man-made, and all refreshingly organic sounding. “The music I do on my laptop is so angular. When you get people to play like that, it’s so peculiar. Most of it, technically speaking, they can play. But there were times when we used the electronic sounds because it was more brittle, more exciting,” Yorke told Rolling Stone earlier this year. “One of the things we were most excited about was ending up with a record where you weren’t quite sure where the human starts and the machine ends.” What ends up standing out most, surprisingly, is not Yorke’s voice, but the strangely syncopated, amniotic world in which it exists. On “Dropped,” a heartskipping beat creates the backbone; for “Unless,” a reverb-drenched organ tone threatens to envelope the whole thing in its warm, toneless blanket; later,“Stuck Together Pieces” seems to employ this subtle, static-y jangle as its unnerving guide. And then there’s “Reverse Running,” which poetically plops a sitar atop a simple but driving collection of electronic percussion. This Thursday, Atoms for Peace make their triumphant return to the Santa Barbara Bowl (a favorite venue of Yorke’s). For those who have caught Radiohead live, you know that no expense will be spared; think intricately timed video projections, mind-melting lighting rigs, and all sorts of neat mood-setting tricks. As for the uninitiated, just know that few concert experiences compare. Atoms for Peace play the Santa Barbara Bowl ( N. Milpas St.) on Thursday, October 17, at 7 p.m. with opener James Holden. For tickets and info, call 962-7411 or visit ALSO THIS WEEK: In the midst of all this New Noise hubbub, we can’t forget to tip our hat to UCSB alum and S.B. regular Jack Johnson, who returns to town this Sunday, October 20, for a hometown show in support of his most recent release, From Here to Now to You. Like past efforts, the album is brimming with the kind of sweet, sleepy acoustic folk that’s helped make Johnson a household name. Even longtime buddy Ben Harper shows up for a cameo. (Let the rumors of an S.B. onstage collabo start now.) The surf-loving troubadour takes to the stage at the Arlington Theatre ( State St.) at 7:30 p.m. with opener Bahamas. For tickets and info, call 963-4408 or visit thearlingtontheatre .com.

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MUSEUMS 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 – 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 – 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, -.

GALLERIES Artamo Gallery – New Style Collage, through Nov. .  W. Anapamu St., -. Architectural Foundation Gallery – A Walk through Urban America by Santi Visalli, through Nov. .  E. Victoria St., -. Atkinson Gallery – Small Images, through Nov. . SBCC West Campus,  Cliff Dr., Bldg. , Rm. , -. Cancer Ctr. of S.B. – Art Heals, a permanent exhibit.  Pueblo St., -. Channing Peake Gallery – Beyond Cubism: The Anne and Walon Green Collection, through Jan. . S.B. County Administration Bldg.,  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., -. S.B. Tennis Club – Captured, through Nov. .  Foothill Rd., -. Santa Maria Country Club – Artwork for the Animals by Margie Bowker, through Dec. .  W. Waller Ln., Santa Maria, -. Sullivan Goss, An American Gallery – Tonalism Now, Tonalism Then, through Dec. ; Nicole Strasburg: New Terrain, through Dec. ; Ray Strong: A Legacy in Landscape, through Oct. .  E. Anapamu St., -. wall space gallery – Nonrepresentational by Kim Kauffman and Victoria Mara Heilweil, through Oct. .  E Yanonali St., -.

LIVE MUSIC CLASSICAL Faulkner Gallery –  E. Anapamu St., -. SAT: Music Club Free Concert (pm) First Presbyterian Church –  E. Constance Ave., -. SAT: All American Organ Music (pm)

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: Sean Wiggins and Paul Houston (pm) SAT: Sky Ferguson Band (pm); St. Anne’s Place (pm) SUN: Sean Wiggins and Paul Houston (:pm); Alastair Greene Band :pm) The Creekside –  Hollister Ave., -. MON: Karaoke with Dyno (pm) WED: Country Night (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., -.

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OCT. 17–24 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: Mason Van Valin (pm) SAT: Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen 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: Atoms For Peace (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: White Buffalo with the Mutineers and Ghost Tiger (:pm) FRI: He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister; Song Preservation Society, Strange Vine, Mystic Braves (:pm) THU:

Gardens & Villa, Trashberries, Fever the Ghost, Empty Priest (pm) SUN: Andre Feriante (:pm) MON: SBCC Goodtimes, Lunchbreak and A Combos (pm) TUE: Kelly Joe Phelps (: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., -. THU: Andrew W.K. (pm) FRI: Holy Ghost! (pm) SAT: Cornerstone and Dirty Rice (pm) MON: Monday Night Football (pm) TUE: Rustie (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) SAT:

theater Garvin Theatre – Bus Stop.  Cliff Dr., -. THU-SAT: :pm SUN: pm Marjorie Luke Theatre – Popovitch Comedy Pet Theater.  Cota St., -. THU: pm Campbell Hall – The Best of Story Pirates.  Mesa Rd., UCSB, -. SUN: pm Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio – From Ojai To Broadway.  E. Matilija St., -. FRI-SAT: pm SUN: pm

dance Center Stage Theater –JanusphereEvolves.  Paseo Nuevo, -. FRI-SAT: pm Granada Theatre – One Radio Host, Two Dancers.  State St., -. SAT: pm

RAISE THE ROOF: Gardens & Villa cap off the New Noise Music Festival on Saturday, October , at SOhO.

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A Must-see Movie!

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From Robert Reich, former US Secretary of Labor, comes a humorous and enlightening exposé on America’s widening income gap.

ARLINGTON - 9:55 am Shostakovich’s


He’s taking this fight to the street.





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Wednesday - Nov. 6 - 8:00 pm

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October 30 - IN THE NAME OF (NR) November 6 - MUSCLE SHOALS (PG) November 13 - MOTHER OF GEORGE November 20 - WE ARE WHAT WE ARE








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THE SUMMIT (R) Fri & Mon-Thu - 5:00 7:40 Sat/Sun - 2:15 5:00 7:40



Sylvester Stallone  ESCAPE PLAN (R) 1:40 4:30 7:30 10:30  CAPTAIN PHILLIPS (PG-13) 1:00 4:00 7:00 10:00 Thu 10/24 - No 10:00 Show


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RUSH (R) 1:45 4:45 7:45

 GRAVITY (PG-13) Sunday - Plays at Fairview only 2D: Fri-Sun - 3:40 Mon-Thu - 2:20 3D: Fri-Sun - 1:10 6:20 8:50 Mon-Thu - 4:50 7:10 6 1 8 Sta t e St r e e t - S . B .


 CARRIE (R) Fri-Sun 11:50 2:20 4:50 6:20 7:20 8:50 9:50 Mon-Thu - 2:35 5:05 7:40  GRAVITY (PG-13) 2D: Fri-Sun - 12:00 Mon-Thu - 5:45 3D: Fri-Sun - 2:40 5:10 7:40 10:00 Mon-Thu - 3:20 8:20 DON JON (R) Fri-Sun - 12:30 2:50 5:15 7:30 9:55 Mon-Thu - 2:50 5:30 8:10 ROMEO & JULIET (PG-13) Fri-Sun - 12:45 3:30 Mon-Thu - 2:25 5:15 8:00

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PRISONERS (R) Fri & Mon-Thu - 7:45 Sat/Sun - 1:50 4:10 7:45

Thursday, October 24  JACKASS PRESENTS: BAD GRANDPA (R) 9:00  THE COUNSELOR (R) 10:00

YOU WILL BE MY SON (R) Fri & Mon-Thu - No Show! Sat/Sun Only - 5:15

Wednesday, Oct. 23 - 7:30  BLUE CAPRICE (R)

CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2 (PG) 2D Fri-Sun - 12:45 3:10 5:30 7:50 Mon-Thu - 2:40 5:00 7:45 PULLING STRINGS (PG) Fri-Sun - 1:00 3:50 6:30 9:10 Mon-Wed - 1:50 4:40 7:20 Thu 10/24 - 1:50 4:40

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus

James Gandolfini

Catherine Keener

Toni Collette

Ben Falcone

RUNNER RUNNER (R) Fri-Sun - 2:00 7:10 Mon-Thu - 2:30 5:10 MACHETE KILLS (R) Fri-Sun - 4:30 9:30 Mon-Thu - 7:30

Thursday, October 24






8 W. De La Guerra Pl. - S.B.  THE FIFTH ESTATE (R) Fri-Sun - 12:40 3:40 6:40 9:40 Mon-Thu - 2:00 5:00 8:00

Tom Hanks is  CAPTAIN PHILLIPS (PG-13) Fri-Sun 12:30 1:40 3:30 4:40 6:30 7:50 9:10 Mon-Thu 1:40 3:30 4:40 6:30 7:50 ENOUGH SAID (PG-13) Fri-Sun - 1:20 4:10 6:50 9:30 Mon-Thu - 2:15 5:10 7:30



INEQUALITY FOR ALL (PG) Fri & Mon/Tue & Thu - 7:30 Sat/Sun - 1:30 7:30 Wed - No Show!

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 GRAVITY (PG-13) 2D: 1:20 6:30 3D: 12:10 2:30 4:50 7:20 9:50

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Thursday, November 7 - 8:00 pm

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Sea Psyche Captain Phillips. Tom Hanks and Barkhad Abdi star in a film written by Billy Ray, based on the book A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs, and Dangerous Days at Sea by Richard Phillips, and directed by Paul Greengrass. Reviewed by D.J. Palladino


o make an embarrassing confession, hearing about a new movie starring Tom Hanks generally gives me pause verging on expectation of pleasant mediocrity, given his filmographic tendency to play up his persona as one of Hollywood’s Mr. Nice Guys. Captain Phillips is one of the exceptions in Hanks’s work, pointing up the danger of stereotyping and conclusion-leaping. Based on a true story, Captain Phillips deals with a 2009 hijacking episode with Somali pirates attacking a leviathan container ship, the Maersk Alabama, and Hanks summons up a kind of modest mastery here, armed with believability and vulnerability in the lead role of the captain in crisis. Hanks props aside, though, Captain Phillips is a special occasion on more purely and broadly filmic terms. Director Paul Greengrass has conjured up another powerful saga about a real-world tragedy, somewhat in the docudramatic vein of his stunning / film United , in which his rules of cinematic engagement blend suspense tactics and the grit of the actual crime story. For anyone who was pulled into the tense standoff drama of the Danish film A Hijacking — one of the few strong indie films to make its way into local theaters this past summer — the comparison game is unavoidable. Both films address the problem of Somali piracy, on different scales of time and intimacy of the built-in angst. Whereas A Hijacking builds its narrative case over a long slow-brew period of stasis and deals with the paradox

YOU’VE GOT PIRATES: Tom Hanks (center) stars in Captain Phillips, the real-life story of a Somali-pirate hijacking. of the hijacked ship’s reality versus the office bargaining games back home in Copenhagen, Captain Phillips is much more compressed and intensified by its nearly blowby-blow account of the story, drawn from Phillips’s own book about the incident. In the midst of the nail-biting tension, we are also subtly drawn into the lives, personalities, and motivations of the hijackers, driven to criminal extremes by desperate poverty and a culture of transgression as pirates. They start on the large ship and end up in the claustrophobic quarters of the Alabama lifeboat. By way of an introduction, the “captain” of the hijackers (the excellent Barkhad Abdi) announces his presence as “Not Al-Qaeda. Just business.” Business quickly grows evermore trigger-fingery nervewracking, and by the time of the memorable scene where Hanks is delivered from evil, in a state of shock and a bundle of conflicting emotions, we get a sense of the psychic toll. Suffice it to say, this is not just another pulpy ■ true-crime story.

The Unkindest Cutlery Machete Kills. Danny Trejo, Mel Gibson, and Demian Bichir star in a film written by Kyle Ward and Robert Rodriguez and directed by Rodriguez. Reviewed by D.J. Palladino


obert Rodriguez is well on his way to becoming the next Roger Corman, but his mondo-exploitation filmmaking — hip titillations, homemade on the cheap — has become weirdly diluted with stars of late. Admittedly, these stars are often from the fringes of respectable Hollywood and no doubt aren’t pulling down their usual giant salaries to appear in Rodriguez’s personal blend of grind house and parody, but nonetheless, their presence feels a little enervating. HACK JOB: Amber Heard plays Miss San Antonio They’re sucking the blood from all the fun-house in Robert Rodriguez’s Machete Kills. gore and sex. Eye-popping thrift-store icons like Lady Gaga, Antonio Banderas, and Cuba Gooding Jr. appearing alongside Rodriguez’s formidable punk moves are again casting shocks, like Mel Gibson cult-film stable of Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, and and Charlie Sheen, credited under his real name, Carlos Amber Heard have become most of what the famed low- Estévez. The offense to the bourgeoisie is Gibson, who budget creative improviser has to offer. Sadly, these posh plays an evil CEO. Maybe we thought the real man’s cameos seem to take the place of the gross-out wonders crazy, unforgivable racism made him unfit for cinematic that made people love El Mariachi — not to mention all consumption. Not so to Rodriguez, who featured Steven those crazy Tarantino team-ups. Instead, we get celebrity Seagal and Lindsay Lohan in the first Machete film. slumming on parade. Gimmick stars aren’t enough, though. At 107 minutes, Still, you can tell the old Rodriguez is somewhere Machete Kills is 20 minutes too long, even with the clever nearby; he’s got a big thing about unspooling viscera in post-credits scratchy-stocked preview of a projected this film, which follows super-cholo spy Machete on an sequel (Machete Kills Again … In Space). Rodriguez needs adventure involving the Mexican cartel and super-villain no new muses; he just has to start thinking, again. Danny La Camaleón, whose multiple identities derive from the Trejo is always cool, but this is the bad kind of hack film■ old Scooby Doo rubber-mask school. But Rodriguez’s real making.


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Edited by Aly Comingore

The following films are playing in Santa Barbara FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, THROUGH THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24. 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. Giamatti), Nurse (Lesley Manville), and Lord Capulet (Damian Lewis). Mercutio (Christian Cooke) barely registers. Benvolio (Kodi Smit-McPhee) looks all of 12. And Tybalt (Ed Westwick) just does a lot of sneering. The film wakes up once we get to our first double-death, and by the time we reach R and J’s back-to-back suicides, the film reverberates with passion and pathos. But where was all this passion and pathos earlier on? Sadly, Fellowes’ Romeo suffers from a case of too little too late. (KS) Metro 4

Romeo & Juliet (118 mins.; PG-13: some violence, thematic elements)


Shakespeare planted clues in his characters’ names. With Romeo & Juliet, the title says it all; “Romeo” stands for romance, seduction, passion, and “Juliet” for July, the middle of summer, scorching and unbearable heat. In the last major film adaptation of Shakespeare’s beloved play, Baz Luhrmann’s 1996 cinematic fever dream Romeo +Juliet, there is so much heat it was a wonder there weren’t reports of projectors bursting into flames. It’s tough to follow on the heels of that fearless adaptation. The latest take on the timeless classic, adapted by Downton Abbey writer Julian Fellowes and directed by Carlo Carlei, could have taken a few pages from its predecessor’s book. This Romeo and Juliet is a polite and pretty interpretation. The problem is that this is a story best served raw and bloody. Like Franco Zeffirelli’s 1968 film adaptation, Carlei and Fellowes’ Romeo & Juliet keeps the story in its original locale: Renaissance-era Verona. The setting is one of the film’s strengths. Ancient ruins, expansive estates, cathedrals, and crypts all serve as a pitch-perfect backdrop for star-crossed love. The scenery is great, but the cast doesn’t chew it up nearly enough. In a story about young people driven to murder and suicide in the name of passion, our Romeo (Douglas Booth) and Juliet (Hailee Steinfeld) spend the majority of the film flirting with infatuation instead of drowning in their mutual obsession. For the bulk of their two-hour traffic on the screen, the two are out-acted by their elders, including Friar Laurence (Paul

Carrie (90 mins.; R: bloody violence, disturbing images, language, some sexual content)

Director Kimberly Peirce reimagines the classic story of Carrie White, the shy girl who unleashes a telekinetic terror on her small town and classmates. Camino Real/ Metro 4

Escape Plan (116 mins.; R: violence, language throughout)

A structural security expert is framed and incarcerated in the world’s most secure prison. Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger star. Camino Real/ Fiesta 5

The Fifth Estate (128 mins.; R: language, some violence)

Bill Condon (Dreamgirls) directs this truelife story about the corruption, danger, and debate surrounding WikiLeaks. Camino Real/Paseo Nuevo

The Summit (95 mins.; R: some language) This documentary attempts to recount the details of the deadliest day on the world’s most dangerous mountain, K. Riviera

SCREENINGS Blue Caprice (93 mins.; R) A young orphaned boy is lured to America and under the supervision of a dangerous father figure. Screens as part of SBIFF’s Showcase Film Series. Wed., Oct. 23, 7:30pm, Plaza de Oro

violence, some grisly images, strong sexual content, language)

Michael Fassbender stars as a lawyer who gets in over his head when he gets wrapped up in a drug-trafficking ring. Ridley Scott directs. Thu., Oct. 24, 9pm,

relationship — even when his dream girl comes along. What makes Don Jon one of the more inventive quirks of the season is that it is both frank and explicit, while also being one of the more artistically individualistic rite-of-passage movies in recent memory. (JW) Fairview/Metro 4

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Enough Said (93 mins.; PG-13: crude and Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (92 mins.; R: strong crude and sexual content throughout, language, some graphic nudity, brief drug use)

An 86-year-old man journeys across the United States with his 8-year-old grandson. Thu., Oct. 24, 9pm, Camino Real/Fiesta Five

sexual content, comic violence, language, partial nudity)

A divorced woman (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) goes after a new mate but soon learns he’s the ex-husband of her new friend. Sadly, this film’s gimmickry, short-sold narrative elements, and production values often err on the side of glib television work. (JW) Paseo Nuevo

Dirty Wars (87 mins.; NR) In Rick Rowley’s latest documentary, journalist Jeremy Scahill chases down the truth behind America’s growing covert wars. Tue., Oct. 22, 7:30pm, UCSB’s Campbell Hall

Fruitvale Station (90 mins.; R: some violence, language throughout, some drug use)

In this film based on a true story, a 22-year-old Bay Area man named Oscar navigates through the final day of 2008.

A medical engineer (Sandra Bullock) and an astronaut (George Clooney) struggle to survive after an accident leaves them floating in space. Gravity is a beautifully realized, spare, yet genuinely spacious film, teeming with references to modern science and modern existential angst. (JW) Camino Real (2- D and 3-D)/ Fiesta 5 (2-D and 3-D)/ Metro 4 (2-D and 3-D)

✯ Inequality for All (89 mins.; PG:

Wed., Oct. 23, 6pm, UCSB’s MultiCultural Center

✯ Much Ado About Nothing (109 mins.; PG-13: some sexuality, brief drug use) Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) delivers a new take on the classic Shakespeare comedy. Not only do the actors do justice to the text (a prose-y play dotted with witty exchanges), they actually commit it to brilliant black-and-white cinema. The whole experience is high-and-low delicious. (DJP) Fri., Oct. 18, 7 and 10pm; Mon., Oct. 21, 7 and 10pm, Isla Vista Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte

thematic elements, some violence, language, smoking images)

Jacob Kornbluth’s documentary follows former U.S. secretary of labor Robert Reich as he attempts to inform Americans about the growing economic gap. What makes this film work is its humanizing Reich factor. (JW) Plaza de Oro

✯ Prisoners (153 mins.; R: disturbing violent content including torture, language) When his daughter and her friend go missing, Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman) sets out with Detective Loki (Jake Gyllenhaal) on a manhunt. Prisoners belongs in the category of superior films like Mystic River and The Place Beyond the Pines, in which tangled family values and the banality of evil collide and become fodder for filmic art. (JW) Plaza de Oro Pulling Strings (112 mins.; PG: language, brief smoking)

A young Cuban man leaves the revolution and his country only to find himself at odds with his new life in the developed world. Screens as part of the Next Generation Cuban Film Festival.

A woman working for the U.S. embassy in Mexico City meets and falls in love with a mariachi singer who desperately needs a visa. Fairview/Fiesta 5 Runner Runner (91 mins.; R: language, some sexual content)

Little Shop of Horrors (94 mins.; PG-13: mature thematic material including horror violence, substance abuse, language, sex references)

A nerdy florist (Rick Moranis) gets a shot at stardom and love thanks to a giant man-eating plant. Presented as part of the Sing-Along Under the Stars movie series. Wed., Oct. 23, 7:30pm, Canary Hotel, 31 W. Carrillo St.

NOW SHOWING Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (95 mins.; PG: mild rude humor)

Flint Lockwood scores his dream job but leaves when he finds out that his most problematic machine is still running — and wreaking havoc. The story is sweet but not nearly as touching as the first Cloudy outing, and with the exception of Steve the Monkey, it’s surprisingly uncomplicated by weirdo fun. (DJP) Fairview (2-D)/ Fiesta 5 (2-D)



When a poor college student (Justin Timberlake) dabbling in online gambling goes bust, he arranges to meet the man (Ben Affleck) he thinks cheated him. Brad Furman’s film, with its mysteriously obscure title, feels like it was made by somebody embarrassed to be physical. (DJP) Fiesta 5 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). Rush is ultimately an accomplishment, but it’s also too jumpy; it’s hard to love a film when you keep getting thrown out of situations. (DJP) Arlington/Fairview You Will Be My Son (102 mins.; R: brief sexuality, language)

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a&e | ROB BREZSNY’S FREE WILL ASTROLOGY WEEK OF OCTOBER  ARIES (Mar. 21 - Apr. 19): This is an indelicate oracle. If you’re offended by the mention of bodily functions in a prophetic context you should STOP READING NOW. Still here? Okay. I was walking through my neighborhood when I spied an older woman standing over her aged Yorkshire Terrier next to a bush. The dog was in discomfort, squatting and shivering but unable to relieve himself. “He’s having trouble getting his business done,” his owner confided in me. “He’s been struggling for ten minutes.” I felt a rush of sympathy for the distressed creature. With a flourish of my hand, I said,“More power to you, little one. May you purge your burden.” The dog instantly defecated. Shrieking her approval, the woman exclaimed,“It’s like you waved a magic wand!” Now I am invoking my wizardry on your behalf, Aries, although in a less literal way: More power to you. May you purge your psychological burden.

TAURUS (Apr. 20 - May 20): “You won’t do it at the right time,” warns writer Kate Moller. “You’ll be late. You’ll be early. You’ll get re-routed. You’ll get delayed. You’ll change your mind. You’ll change your heart. It’s not going to turn out the way you thought it would.” And yet, Moller concludes — are you ready for the punch line? —“it will be better.” In describing your future, Taurus, I couldn’t have said it better myself. Fate may be comical in the way it plays with your expectations and plans, but I predict you will ultimately be glad about the outcome.

GEMINI (May 21 - June 20): In the coming weeks, you Geminis could be skillful and even spectacular liars. You will have the potential to deceive more people, bend more truths, and even fool yourself better than anyone else. On the other hand, you will also have the knack to channel this same slipperiness in a different direction. You could tell imaginative stories that rouse people from their ruts. You might explore the positive aspects of Kurt Vonnegut’s Homework: What would be the title of your autobiography? What’s the name of the rock band you’d be in? Testify at

theory that we tend to become what we pretend to be. Or you could simply be so creative and playful and improvisational in everything you do that you catalyze a lot of inspirational fun. Which way will you go?

one asked me to bestow more than the usual amount of fairy dust. They are your role models, Virgo. Like them, you should return to the scene of your doubts and demand extra fairy dust.



(June 21 - July 22): I’m all in favor of you indulging your instinct for self-protection. As a Cancerian myself, I understand that one of the ways you take good care of yourself is by making sure that you feel reasonably safe. Having said that, I also want to remind you that your mental and emotional health requires you to leave your comfort zone on a regular basis. Now is one of those times. The call to adventure will arrive soon. If you make yourself ready and eager for changes, the changes that come will kick your ass in mostly educational and pleasurable ways.

(Sept. 23 - Oct. 22): “The door to the invisible must be visible,” wrote the surrealist spiritual author René Daumal. This describes an opportunity that is on the verge of becoming available to you. The opportunity is still invisible simply because it has no precedents in your life; you can’t imagine what it is. But just recently a door to that unknown realm has become visible to you. I suggest you open it, even though you have almost no idea what’s on the other side.

LEO (July 23 - Aug. 22): Who exactly do you want to be when you grow up, and what is the single most important experience you need in order to make that happen? What riches do you want to possess when you are finally wise enough to make enlightened use of them, and how can you boost your eligibility for those riches? Which one of your glorious dreams is not quite ripe enough for you to fulfill it, but is primed to be dramatically ripened in the coming weeks? If I were you, Leo, I would meditate on these questions. Answers will be forthcoming.

VIRGO (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22): At an elementary school festival some years ago, I performed the role of the Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland. One of my tasks was to ask kids to make a wish, whereupon I sprinkled their heads with magic fairy dust. Some of the kids were skeptical about the whole business. They questioned the proposition that the fairy dust would make their wishes come true. A few were so suspicious that they walked away without making a wish or accepting the fairy dust. Yet every single one of those distrustful kids came back later to tell me they had changed their minds, and every single


(Oct. 23 - Nov. 21): In Tim Burton’s film Alice in Wonderland, Alice asks the White Rabbit, “How long is forever?” The talking rabbit replies, “Sometimes, just one second.” That’s an important piece of information for you to keep in mind, Scorpio. It implies that “forever” may not necessarily, in all cases, last until the universe dies out five billion years from now.“Forever” might actually turn out to be one second or 90 minutes or a month or a year or who knows? So how does this apply to your life right now? Well, a situation you assumed was permanent could ultimately change — perhaps much faster than you have imagined. An apparently everlasting decree or perpetual feeling could unexpectedly shift, as if by magic.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21): “I need a little language such as lovers use,” wrote Virginia Woolf in her novel The Waves.“I need no words. Nothing neat … I need a howl; a cry.” If I’m reading the astrological omens correctly, Sagittarius, Woolf is speaking for you right now. You should be willing to get guttural and primal … to trust the teachings of silence and the crazy wisdom of your body … to exult in the inarticulate mysteries and bask in the dumbfounding brilliance of the Eternal Wow. Are you brave enough to love what can’t be put into words?

(Dec. 22 - Jan. 19): “I get bored with the idea of becoming a better listener,” writes business blogger Penelope Trunk.“Why would I do that when interrupting people is so much faster?” If your main goal is to impose your will on people and get things over with as soon as possible, Capricorn, by all means follow Trunk’s advice this week. But if you have other goals — like building consensus, finding out important information you don’t know yet, and winning help from people who feel affection for you — I suggest that you find out how to have maximum fun by being an excellent listener.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18): The last time meteorologists officially added a new type of cloud formation to the International Cloud Atlas was 1951. But they’re considering another one now. It’s called “asperatus,” which is derived from the Latin term undulatus asperatus, meaning “turbulent undulation.” According to the Cloud Appreciation Society, it resembles “the surface of a choppy sea from below.” But although it looks rough and agitated, it almost never brings a storm. Let’s make asperatus your mascot for the next few weeks, Aquarius. I suspect that you, too, will soon discover something new under the sun. It may at first look turbulent, but I bet it will mostly just be interesting.

PISCES (Feb. 19 - Mar. 20): Should you try private experiments that might generate intimate miracles? Yes! Should you dream up extravagant proposals and schedule midnight rendezvous! By all means! Should you pick up where your fantasies left off the last time you got too timid to explore further? Naturally! Should you find out what “as raw as the law allows” actually means? I encourage you! Should you question taboos that are no longer relevant? Most assuredly! Should you burn away the rotting pain with a show of liberated strength? Beyond a doubt! Should you tap into the open secret at the core of your wild beauty? Of course!

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PACIFIC CREPES 705 Anacapa St. 882‑ 1123.OPEN Tues‑Fri 10a‑3p & 5:30p‑ 9p, Sat 9a‑9p, Sun 9a‑3p From the flags of Bretagne & France to the “Au revoir, a bientot”; experi‑ ence an authentic French creperie. Delicious crepes, salads & soups for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Tasty Crepe Suzette or crepe flambee desserts. Specials incl. starter, entree & dessert. Homemade with the best fresh prod‑ ucts. Relax, enjoy the ambience, the food & parler francais! Bon Appetit!

PIERRE LAFOND Wine Bistro 516 State Street 962‑1455 $$ Open Every Day M‑F 11a‑9p Sat/ Sun 9a‑ 10p Brunch Sat/Sun 9a‑3p Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. A local favorite since 1993. California cui‑ sine showcasing the best local prod‑ ucts. Steamed Mussels, Flatbreads, Grilled Duck Breast, Vegetarian dishes, Sherry Wine cake, Wines from around the world. Happy Hour Mon‑Sat 4:30‑6:30. Sidewalk patio.

Chinese American BEACHBREAK CAFE, 324 State St, 962‑2889. $ Open 7a‑2:30p 7 days a week. Covered outdoor patio on State. Great Breakfast & Lunch.

Bistro/Cafe JACK’S BISTRO & “FAMOUS BAGELS” 53 South Milpas (In Trader Joe’s Plaza) 564‑4331; 5050 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria 566‑1558. $ Extensive menu, beer & wine, on site catering ‑ Call Justen Alfama 805‑566‑1558 x4 Voted BEST BAGELS 16 years in a row!

Cajun/Creole THE PALACE Grill, 8 E. Cota St., 963‑ 5000. $$$. Open 7 days, Lunch 11:30a‑ 3p, Dinner 5:30p, V MC AE. Contemporary American grill w/ a lively, high‑energy atmosphere & fun, spon‑ taneous events. Featuring fine grilled steaks, fresh seafood, delicious pastas, select American Regional specialties, like Blackened Crawfish‑ stuffed Filet Mignon, Louisiana Bread Pudding Souffle. Cajun Martinis, unique beers & well selected wine list. Lunch starts early enough for a late breakfast & ends late enough for an early supper. Voted “Best Team Service” since 1988. Rave reviews in Gourmet Magazine, Gault‑Millau Travel Guide, Zagat & Sunset Magazine.

YEN CHING 2840 De La Vina St. 682‑ 7191 7 days/wk M‑Sun 11a‑9p, ALL YOU CAN EAT Buffet: Lunch M‑F 11‑2 Sat & Sun Lunch 11‑2:30, Dinner Buffet 5:10‑8:30 incl all you can eat steak, shrimp & crab legs‑ Discounts for kids. Owner /Chef Joe Tzeng‑ Master Chef 25+yrs serving traditional Mandarin & Szechuan delicacies. All day take out‑ FREE delivery after 5pm

Coffee Houses SB COFFEE Roasting Company 321 Motor Way SB 962‑5213– NOW WITH FREE WI‑FI! Santa Barbara’s premiere coffee roasting company since 1989. Come in for the freshest most deli‑ cious cup of coffee ever and watch us roast the best coffee in town at our historic Old Town location ‑ Corner of State & Gutierrez. Gift baskets, mail order & corporate gifts avail.

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.








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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. NAAN STOP ‑ Popular, Casual Dinining, Indian Restaurant w/ Boba drinks, chicken tikka masala, saag tofu, naan bread, and all other favorites! 966 Embarcadero del Mar 685‑4715.





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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!

Mexican PALAPA 4123 State St. 683‑3074 $$ BREAKFAST 7am daily. Big Breakfast burritos, machaca, chorizo & eggs, chiliquiles, Organic mexican cof‑ fee & Fresh squeezed OJ, pancakes, omelets & lunch specials. Fresh sea‑ food dinners.

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

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.

Steak 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.

Wine of the Week Standing Sun Santa Barbara County GSM 2010 This essentially equal, one‑third‑each breakdown between syrah from Clover Creek Vineyard and grenache and mourvedre from Camp Four combines into a lean‑ish but flavorful blend with cocoa, chalk, violet, and boysenberry elements all present. It’s easy and refreshing to drink but layered with aromas and flavors to ponder for much longer than the bottle will last. Standing Sun is the Buellton‑based project from the husband‑and‑wife team of winemaker John Wright and soap opera star Laura Wright. Their story is the basis of the pilot episode for the new television program “Taste Life,” a premiere of which will go down on Thursday, October 24, 6 p.m., at 240 Studio near the Funk Zone. 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 restaurants 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, october 17, 2013

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

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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

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 Sun‑ Thurs 10a‑6p & Fri‑Sat 10a ‑ 7p, small charge for extensive tasting list. 2 blocks from both State St & the beach. This venerable winery is the county’s old‑ est‑ est.1962, and offers many inter‑ nationally acclaimed wines from their Lafond Vineyard in the Santa Rita Hills. Try some of Winemaker Bruce McGuire’s small production bottling. 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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SPEAKING OF UCSB: Word around campus is that a new eatery named Yoshinoya has replaced Rice Garden at the Courtyard Café at UCSB near Parking Lot . A sign posted on the wall says opening day was Monday, October 14. BLUE TAVERN: As reported last week, in mid-

November a new restaurant will be replacing Anchor Woodfire Kitchen at  State Street, which closed on September 5. Rumor has it that the name of the new restaurant will be Blue Tavern.


beverage purveyor Juice Ranch, which opened in Santa Barbara at  Parker Way last March, is bringing a new location to the loop in Isla Vista, inside Crushcakes & Café. They are going to build a small-scale vertical aquaponic system into the window front. Juice Ranch will have a window to serve directly to the street/bike traffic and an inside counter.

TEMPORARY CLOSURES: Nicky D’s Wood Fired Pizza at  De la Vina Street has been closed recently due to problems with their oven. Jill’s Place at  Santa Barbara Street closed on May 10 due to fire. Owner Jill Shalhoob tells me that she will be making an announcement soon. BUSY BLOCK: Reader John tells me that there has

been lots of real estate action near the  block of State Street recently. Word is that Blue Agave, Wahoo’s Fish Taco, and Verdé have all been sold.

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enced an unusually large number of restaurant closures last month. We lost eight eateries, including Pacific Coast Café,  Via Real, Carpinteria; Anchor Woodfire Kitchen, MORE  State Street; Spice Avenue, FOOD

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T U E S D AY B R E A K FA S T B U R R I T O $ 4 . 9 9 S U P E R T O R TA $ 6 . 4 9 *

W E D N E S D AY B R E A K FA S T B U R R I T O $ 4 . 9 9 VEGGIE BURRITO $6.49*

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S AT U R D AY B R E A K FA S T B U R R I T O $ 4 . 9 9 CALIFORNIA BURRITO $6.49* GAUCHO-CERTIFIED: UCSB launches its new Farmers Market next week.

 State Street; Sakura Express, C State Street; Quizno’s,  State Street; Italia Pizza & Pasta,  North Fairview Avenue, Goleta; Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream,  Paseo Nuevo; and Greek House Café,  West Haley Street. WINE AND DINE: Reader Peter tells me that Eureka Burger at  Paseo Nuevo now offers wine by the glass at half price all day on Tuesdays. HALLOWEEN PARTY: Arch Rock Fish restaurant

at  Anacapa Street is having a Halloween party for kids of all ages on Sunday, October 27, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Parents can enjoy a ghoulish happy hour while kids play games, carve pumpkins, and watch Halloween flicks in the safely enclosed Anacapa Room. Pumpkins will be provided for carving if you RSVP at HUNGRY CAT UPDATE: The Hungry Cat at  Chapala Street now offers half-priced oyster Mondays, from 5-10 p.m. Hungry Cat is also in the process of finalizing a beer dinner with Figueroa Mountain. They hope to settle on a Monday in late October/ early November. The eatery will have an evening with Chef Suzanne Goin, scheduled for Monday, December 2, celebrating the release of her new cookbook from A.O.C. Chef Goin will be in attendance (on the floor, not in the kitchen) to greet and interact with guests. The Hungry Cat will offer a three- to fourcourse menu of items from her cookbook. SLY’S UPDATE: Sly’s restaurant at  Linden Avenue in Carpinteria is doing a special dinner in the East Coast Italian American tradition on Sunday night, October 20. “Sunday Gravy is a popular part of East Coast tradition — the gravy is the ‘tomato gravy’ or meat sauce that is the centerpiece of the meal,” says owner/chef James Sly.“It’s a complicated, complex meal to prepare, especially if you don’t enlist the help of an Italian grandmother or two.” The price for the aperitif, three-course dinner, and some interesting Sicilian wines is $65 per person, plus tax and tip. Seating is limited, and reservations are a good idea.

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he University off Ca C California, allilif lifornia fo Santa Barbara, Barbara has announced that a Gaucho Certified Farmers Market will be held every Wednesday from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., starting on October 23, and will be located in Parking Lot , adjacent to the SRB and Faculty Club. Some of the farmers include Ellwood Canyon Farms, Pepper Creek Family Farms, Underwood Family Farms, Tamai Family Farm, Rodriguez Brothers, Tutti Frutti Farms and flowers from Westland Floral. Local artisans will sell honey, jams, fresh bread, and popcorn. A grand opening will be held the following Wednesday, October 30, from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., featuring a local band, alumna Katie Falbo talking about fermentation, and other surprises. Every week the Gaucho gathering will feature a workshop on related sustainable ideas for the campus and surrounding community. For more information email or visit gauchocertifiedfarmersmarket.

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Legals Administer of Estate NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: RODNEY ZIMMERMAN NO: 1438139 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of RODNEY ZIMMERMAN A PETITION FOR PROBATE: has been filed by: LESLIE Z. BRECK in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that LESLIE Z. BRECK be appointed as personal representatives to administer the estate of the decedent. 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 10/31/2013 AT 9:00 a.m. 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 and 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, as 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 form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Margaret V. Barnes #101560, Jeffrey B. Soderborg, #264666; Barnes & Barnes 1900 State Street, Suite M Santa Barbara, CA 93101; (805) 805‑687‑6660. Published Oct 3, 10, 17 2013. NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: ROBERT W. HESS aka ROBERT WISON HESS NO: 1438198 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of ROBERT W. HESS aka ROBERT WILSON HESS A PETITION FOR PROBATE: has been filed by: JACQUELYN A. QUINN in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that JACQUELYN A. QUINN be appointed as personal representatives to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’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

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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 11/07/2013 AT 9:00 a.m. Dept: Five Room: Judge Stern 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 and 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, as 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 form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Steven F. Barnes #101561, Jeffrey B. Soderborg, #264666; Barnes & Barnes 1900 State Street, Suite M Santa Barbara, CA 93101; (805) 805‑687‑6660. Published Oct 10, 17, 24 2013.

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: JOYFUL HIGHER YOU 735 State Street Suite 534 Santa Barbara, CA 93101. The original statement for use of this Fictitious Business Name was filed 10/22/2012 in the County of Santa Barbara. Original file no. 2012‑ 0003084. The person or entities withdrawing use of this name are as follows: Martha Hines 480 Whitman Street #95 Goleta, CA 93117 This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sept 27, 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 Andrea Luperello. Published. Oct 3, 10, 17, 24 2013.

Fictitious Business Name Statement 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: 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. 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: 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.


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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. 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: 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: 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. 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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. 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: 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: Econo Lube N Tune 4118 at 3956 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93105; L. Visco Enterprises, Inc. 915 Gold Circle Santa Barbara, CA 93105 This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Lisa Visco 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 Hector Gonzales. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0002946. Published: Oct 3, 10, 17, 24 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Gordon And Grant Hot Tubs And Spas at 628 East Haley Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Gordon And Grant Redwood Tanks, Inc. 423 North Quarantina Street Santa Barbara, 93103 This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Gary Gordon This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 25, 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 Luperello. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0002927. Published: Oct 3, 10, 17, 24 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Simjack Construction at 308 La Marina Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Brian Szymczak (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Brian Szymczak 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 Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2013‑0002792. Published: Oct 3, 10, 17, 24 2013.


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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: The Wright Center For Orthodontics at 111 W. Micheltorena Street #100 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Wright & Hudson Dental Group, Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Chad M. Wright This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 18, 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‑ 0002914. Published: Oct 3, 10, 17, 24 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Gundi Rentals at 319 W Ortega Street Apt A Santa Barbara, CA 93101‑5593; Marta G. Cruz‑Concepcion (same address) Mark A. Rincon‑Ibarra (same address) This business is conducted by a Married Couple Signed: Marta G Cruz (Mark Rincon) This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 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 Gonzales. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0002927. Published: Oct 3, 10, 17, 24 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Hoozdaboss Blessings at 2315 Red Rose Way Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Ronald E. Eger This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Ronald E. Eger This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 25, 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: 2013‑0002975. Published: Oct 3, 10, 17, 24 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Brandel Hall The Smith Health Care Center, Heritage Court, The Samarkand at 2550 Treasure Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Covenant Retirement Communities West 2710 Gateway Oaks Drive Suite 150N Sacramento, CA 95833 This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Grant Erickson 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 Hector Gonzales. FBN Number: 2013‑0002758. Published: Oct 3, 10, 17, 24 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Wonderful Wine Co at 35 Industrial Way Buellton, CA 93427; BWSC, LLC 795 Folsom Street, 1st Floor San Francisco, CA 94107 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Partnership Signed: Alexander Oxman 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 Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2013‑0002875. Published: Oct 3, 10, 17, 24 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Benchmark Properties at 405 Calle Granada Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Susan U. McHale (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Susan U. McHale 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 Hector Gonzales. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0002942. Published: Oct 3, 10, 17, 24 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Hermosa Painting LLC at 1224 Bath Street #A Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Hermosa Painting LLC (same address) This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Nancy Ulmer, Owner This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 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 Miriam Leon. FBN Number: 2013‑0002999. Published: Oct 3, 10, 17, 24 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Bling Cartel at 558 El Sueno Road Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Ulises Gutierrez (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Ulises Gutierrez This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 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 Gabriel Cabello. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003014. Published: Oct 3, 10, 17, 24 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Revival Spray Tanning & Asthetics at 11 W. Figueroa St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Kristy Anne Merino 130 W. Figueroa St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Kristy Merino 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 Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2013‑0002809. Published: Oct 3, 10, 17, 24 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Nomad Specialties at 831 W. Victoria Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Solitude Cyclery LLC (same address) This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Damon Williams 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 Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2013‑0002815. Published: Oct 3, 10, 17, 24 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Left Coast Electric at 7020 Del Norte Drive Goleta, CA 93117; Conor Provan (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Conor Provan This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 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 Hector Gonzalez. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0002983. Published: Oct 10, 17, 24, 31 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Hermosa Painting at 1224 Bath St #A Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Nancy K Ulmer (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Nancy K Ulmer This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 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 Miriam Leon. FBN Number: 2013‑0003044. Published: Oct 10, 17, 24, 31 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Conscious Lifestyle Magizine at 703 Colina Lane Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Justin Faerman (same address) Meghan McDonald 4630 Kester Avenue #207 Sherman Oaks, CA 91403 This business is conducted by a General Partnership Signed: Justin Faerman This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 02, 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 Luperello. FBN Number: 2013‑0003041. Published: Oct 10, 17, 24, 31 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Lukas And Blom at 133 E. Valerio Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Connie Baetjer Lukas (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Connie Lukas This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sept 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 Gonzalez. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0002825. Published: Oct 10, 17, 24, 31 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Big Drum Marketing at 2815 Verde Vista Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Jay Klanfer (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Jay Klanfer This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 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: 2013‑0003001. Published: Oct 3, 10, 17, 24 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Pizzirani Consulting at 2155 Ortega Hill Rd, #11 Summerland, CA 93067; Jolinda Pizzirani (same address) Patrizio Pizzirani (same address) This business is conducted by a Married Couple Signed: Patrizio Pizzirani This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 01, 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‑ 0003025. Published: Oct 10, 17, 24, 31 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Hectic Tech at 655 Larchmont Place Goleta, CA 93117; Jeffrey P Heckey 6289 Westmoreland Place Goleta, CA 93117 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Jeffrey Heckey This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 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‑ 0002998. Published: Oct 3, 10, 17, 24 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Conscious Kids Preschool at 621 Ricardo Ave Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Tosh D Montee (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Tosh D. Montee 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 Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2013‑0002830. Published: Oct 10, 17, 24, 31 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Captured Spirit Photography at 1213 State Street Suite F Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Stacey Byers 653 Mission Canyon Road Santa Barbara, CA 93105 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Stacey Byers This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 01, 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 Luperello. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003023. Published: Oct 10, 17, 24, 31 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Diffraction Optics at 4035 Transport Street Palo Alto, CA 94303; AMC Acquisition Corp. 820 State Street 4th Floor Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: D. Stephen Sorensen 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: 2013‑0002868. Published: Oct 10, 17, 24, 31 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Sunterra Realty at 4141 State Street, Ste D3 Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Sunterra, Inc 1512 1/2 Santa Rosa Ave Santa Barbara, CA 93109 This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Hilda P. Sanchez This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 4, 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: 2013‑0003054. Published: Oct 10, 17, 24, 31 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Santa Barbara Printing, SB Wraps, Santa Barbara Wraps, SB Printing at 3019 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Santa Barbara Signs, Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Jason Barbaria This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 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 Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003065. Published: Oct 17, 24, 31. Nov 7 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: (M)­Otherland Trading Co. at 2422 Chapala Street Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Ashley R. Parrilla (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Ashley R. Parrilla This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 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 Andrea Luparello. FBN Number: 2013‑0003050. Published: Oct 17, 24, 31. Nov 7 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: La Tapatia Bakery at 832 N Milpas Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103; La Tapatia Bakery, Inc (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 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 Danielle Gomez. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003058. Published: Oct 17, 24, 31. Nov 7 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Goodland Notary at 5667 Gato Avenue Goleta, CA 93117; Pamela J Robinson (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Pamela J. Robinson This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 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: 2013‑0003051. Published: Oct 17, 24, 31. Nov 7 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: West Beach Daycare at 226 Bath Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; June L. Taggs (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: June L. Taggs This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 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: 2013‑0003078. Published: Oct 17, 24, 31. Nov 7 2013.


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DAVIDSON LIBRARY This position is responsible for searching and verifying interlibrary loan requests on local, UC‑wide, and international bibliographic databases. Monitors and submits requests in ILL management systems and corresponds with UCSB clientele about the availability of requested material. Monitors and resolves incoming messages/queries from lending institutions. Participates in the collective processing of interlibrary loan materials and works assigned shifts at the ILL Service Desk. Familiarity with online bibliographic searching desired. Reqs: High School Diploma or equivalent and two years of college or office work experience; ability to work independently; Previous Computer experience demonstrating a moderate level of technical proficiency. Notes: Fingerprinting required. Mon.‑Fri. 8am‑ 5pm. The library is currently undergoing renovation and the environment may be noisy and dusty during the following 24‑30 month construction period. $15.87 ‑ $17.84­/hr. Apply by 10/21/13 AA/EOE Apply online at https://Jobs. Job #20130469

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OFFICE OF EDUCATION PARTNERSHIPS Engages in data analysis, government agency and private foundation research and grant preparation/writing support critical to the successful operation of the Education Partnership Office. Cultivates key partnerships across the university and within the greater community to develop collaborations that result in successful grant funding opportunities. Is also involved in all aspects of the grant preparation, writing, and submission process. Reqs: Strong written and oral communication skills, high degree of attention to detail and accuracy. Effective analytic and reasoning skills are essential. Successful track record of grant development. Notes: Fingerprinting required. $18.91 ‑ $21.55/hr. For primary consideration apply by 11/04/13, thereafter open until filled. AA/EOE Apply online at https:// Job #20130471


MUSIC DEPARTMENT Responsible for the creative and progressive marketing, social media presence, communications, public relations, and major initiatives for the Department of Music. Responsible for adhering to an annual publicity budget, the design and maintenance of the department’s website, and negotiating contracts and royalties for licensed materials used for publicity purposes. The department produces approximately 200 events each academic year, including large and small audience lectures, concerts, recitals, and masterclasses. Reqs: Proficient in social media and other progressive marketing strategies; previous experience with desktop publishing, web design and branding. Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communication skills. Notes: Occasional nights/weekends. $3,620­ / mo. For primary consideration apply by 10/22/13, thereafter open until filled. AA/EOE Apply online at https:­//Jobs. Job #20130472


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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Acura Independent Mahneke Motors, Cadillac Independent Mahneke Motors, Dodge Independent Mahneke, Hyundai Independent Mahneke, Lincoln Independent Motors, Mercedes Independent Mahneke Motors, Toyota Independent Mahneke Motors, BMW Independent Mahneke Motors, Chevrolet Independent Mahneke Motors, Ford Independent Mahneke Motors, Jeep Independent Mahneke Motors, Mahneke Motors, Nissan Independent Mahneke Motors, Volkswagon Independent Mahneke, Buick Independent Mahneke Motors, Chrysler Independent Mahneke Motors, Honda Independent Mahneke Motors, Lexus Independent Mahneke Motors, Mazda Independent Mahneke Motors, Subaru Independent Mahneke Independent Motors, Volvo Independent Mahneke Motors at 5737 Thornwood Drive Goleta, CA 93117; Mahneke Enterprises, Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Darby Jones This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 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 Gabriel Cabello. FBN Number: 2013‑0003075. Published: Oct 17, 24, 31. Nov 7 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Anna’s Aesthetics at 131 E. Anapamu Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Anna C. Edsall (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Anna Edsall 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 Danielle Gomez. FBN Number: 2013‑0002900. Published: Oct 17, 24, 31. Nov 7 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Smith Bogart Consulting at 5548 Camino Cerralvo Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Karen A Smith Bogart (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Karen A Smith Bogart This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 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 Danielle Gomez. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003074. Published: Oct 17, 24, 31. Nov 7 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: White Aces at 1000 Las Canoas Place Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Brooke Standish (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Broke Standish This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 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 Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2013‑0003072. Published: Oct 17, 24, 31. Nov 7 2013. STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following Fictitious Business Name is being abandoned: Good Karma Market & Deli at 207 W Anapamu St Santa Barbara, CA 93101 The original statement for use of this Fictitious

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Business Name was filed March 9, 2010. in the County of Santa Barbara. Original file no. 2010‑ 0000786. The person(s) or entities abandoning use of this name are as follows: SS Parts International Inc 5136 San Simeon Drive Goleta, CA 93117. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 10, 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 Andrea Luparello. Published Oct 17, 24. Nov 7, 14 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Premium Care Internal Medicine at 2400 Bath Street, Suite 202 Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Dennis H. Baker, MD, Inc. (same address) Timothy Leigh Rodgers, M.D., A Medical Corporation (same address) This business is conducted by a Unincorporated Association Signed: Dennis H. Baker This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 02, 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‑ 0003033. Published: Oct 17, 24, 31. Nov 7 2013.

nAme chAnge IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF MURIEL ANNE TAYLOR ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 1418879 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: MURIEL ANNE TAYLOR TO: M AMELIA TAYLOR

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 Nov 20, 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 Sep 29, 2013. by Narzralll Baksh; Deputy Clerk for James E. Herman, Judge of the Superior Court. Published. Oct 3, 10, 17, 24 2013.

summons SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): HELMUT J. HOLZHEU aka HELMUTH HOLZHEU, an individual DORIS HOLZHEU, an individual, HERITAGE OAKS BANK, a California corporation dba BUSINESS FIRST NATIONAL BANK, all persons unknown claiming any interest in the property, named as DOES 1 through 50, inclusive, and DOES 51 through 100, inclusive YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: (LO ESTA DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): SRI PADMA, LLC a California limited liability company, NOTICE! You have been sued.The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this Summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a


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copy served on the plaintiff a letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case.There may be a court form that you can use your for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self‑Help Center(, If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia. org), the California Courts Online Self‑Help Center (, or by contacting your local court or county bar association. Tiene 30 DIAS DE CALENDARIO despues de que le entreguen esta citacion y papeles legales papa presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefonica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y mas information en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California ( gov/selfhelp/espanol/), en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede mas cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario de la corte que le de un formulario de exencion de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo,

puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podra quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin mas advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remision a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (, en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, ( o poniendose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. CASE NO:1418951 Pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure Section

872.320(c), the following language shall be included in the publication of the Summons: “The Property which is the subject of this action is located at 121 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara, California.”The name and address of the court is: The name and address of the court is: (El nombre y direccion de la corte es) Santa Barbara Superior Court 1100 Anacapa St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101; The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: (El nombre, la direccion y el numbero de telefono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es) Diana Jessup Lee (Bar No. 155191) 805‑966‑2440 Reicker, Pfau, Pyle & McRoy LLP 1421 State Street, Suite B; Post Office Box 1470 Santa Barbara, CA 93102. Published Oct 10, 17, 24, 31 2013.

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

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137 Anacapa St • Suite F Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (805) 694-2255 45 Industrial Way Buellton, CA 93427 805-694-2252



Two SB County Locations Camino Real Marketplace 6990 Marketplace Dr • Goleta Mon-Sun 11am-8

Downtown 400 State St. • Santa Barbara Mon-Sun 11am-9pm




Professional Real Estate Services STU MORSE/REALTOR®


Why Buyers & Sellers rave about Stu Morse, top producer: • 25 years unsurpassed expertise • Trusted & respected • 24/7 service

SANTA BARBARA Hope Ranch view estate on 1.33 acres. 5BD/4.5BA home with pool, tennis court, 3 fireplaces, wood beam ceilings and 3 car garage. Overlooking Hope Ranch.

THOUSAND OAKS This Lynn Ranch home has 3BD/3.25BA w/ possible 2nd master w/ separate entrance. Corian countertops, large family room, fireplace, security system & intercom throughout. Park-like backyard w/ koi pond.





References Upon Request Contact Stu to discuss how he can help you leverage the opportunities in today’s market.





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

MONTECITO 46 acre ocean view property w/ guest house & approved plans for hilltop estate. Great opp!








SANTA BARBARA Incredible loca-

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!














SANTA BARBARA Best unit in El

GOLETA The 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.


Escorial Villas. 3rd floor 2BD/2BA, ocean views & 2 car garage.

Upon Request












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


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!

SANTA BARBARA Prime location!

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






7465 HOLLISTER AVE. #144


NEW LISTING SANTA BARBARA 2BD/1BA Private & secluded townhome near East Beach. Close to conveniences.

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



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

Santa Barbara’s best value in real estate.

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


2000 State Street, Santa Barbara

SANTA BARBARA Spacious 1BD/1BA condo. New granite, tile, appliances & wine fridge. Storage, garage & patio! $449,000

By intentionally taking lower profits and passing the savings on to our clients, Goodwin & Thyne Properties delivers the highest value in professional real estate services available.


Santa Barbara Independent, 10/17/13  

October 17, 2013, Vol. 27, No. 405

Santa Barbara Independent, 10/17/13  

October 17, 2013, Vol. 27, No. 405