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City Council Race for Dummies A Voters’ Guide to Who Is Running and Why (Nick Welsh)

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While visiting his home in Urubamba, Peru, for some much-needed dentistry, Santa Barbaran Craig Harris (seated) caught up with a copy of The Santa Barbara Independent and tried to get a few Q’eros interested in some hometown journalism. An inveterate trekker, Craig spent five days circumnavigating Ausangate in the Peruvian Andes. The 46-mile trip led him through the town of Tinque, where he got acclimated to the rarefied atmosphere at 13,000 feet and up, which apparently had everyone puking, from the donkeys toting loads to the hikers from afar. Our unofficial correspondent from far-flung places is already back on the road, this time to West Papua, where he’s been documenting the struggle for independence. Travel safely, Craig.


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Reviews . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67


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ENDORSEMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . 11 ODDS & ENDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 NEWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

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Endorsements at a Glance


n this interim-year election for mayor and City Council — which takes place Tuesday, November 5 — voters cast their ballots by mail or walk them in. If you live in the City of Santa Barbara and haven’t yet received a ballot, call the City Clerk at 564-5309. Voters can deposit their ballots at City Hall ( Anacapa St.) during the week before the election, and City Hall will stay open on Saturday, November 2, to receive drop-off ballots 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. On Election Day, ballots can be dropped off 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. at City Hall, Calvary Baptist Church ( W. Islay St.), Franklin Neighborhood Center ( E. Montecito St.), and Grace Lutheran Church ( State St.). Postmarks are not accepted. Details at Bottom line: Cast your ballot!


Helene Schneider

Under Mayor Helene Schneider’s guidance, Santa Barbara’s City Council has worked as a highly functioning body, even with its members’ strong personal and political differences. In this time of political shutdown, it is a gift that Santa Barbara has a government that works — and that is in no small part due to Mayor Helene Schneider.


Harwood “Bendy” White

We are happy to endorse Bendy White — who seems built into the very DNA of City Hall, given his length of service on numerous boards and commissions. In the pursuit of new housing that’s affordable to people other than millionaires, he has already played a quiet leadership role in striking compromises. It’s an exceedingly delicate balancing act — one that Bendy White clearly gets.

Gregg Hart

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.

David Landecker

David Landecker has more than redeemed himself since resigning from City Council after being caught shoplifting 22 years ago. An effective and inventive executive director for Neighborhood Clinics and the Environmental Defense Center, he brings a lifetime of experience with nonprofits and private business alike. If he can keep his bull-in-the-chinashop proclivities on a short leash, we’re confident David Landecker can make a valuable contribution.


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CAUTIOUS BUT HOPEFUL: School District Boardmember Ed Heron said he’d like to see the Charter School renewed as long as administrators address a number of concerns voiced by district staff.

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Racial and Fiscal Concerns Emerge at S.B. Charter School



ensions ran noticeably deep for the second time this month at the Santa Barbara Unified School District’s board meeting Tuesday evening. Deliberations over the district’s upcoming decision whether or not to grant a renewal for Santa Barbara Charter School (SBCS) rallied dozens of parents and faculty from the petite K- school located on the Goleta Valley Junior High School campus. Facing an arguably unforgiving staff report — which recommended boardmembers approve the charter but with certain conditions — Charter School administrators and parents challenged the district’s findings that the school’s education program and financial projections are “unsound” and “[do] not meet the likelihood for future success.” The report’s critical language reflects state education code, Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Education Emilio Handall explained to a wary crowd. Handall wrote the report and told audience members — many wearing bright green buttons that said “Ask Me About Santa Barbara Charter School”— that the process is required by state law. Directives for Charter School presented by district staff included the following: creating fiscal projection, Professional Learning, and Common Core State Standards transition plans; coming up with descriptions of how to accommodate students at varying achievement levels; and taking action to better balance the school’s racial composition. The school’s Director of Operations Dave Weisman said the renewal process has been “about as different as we could have imagined” from past years, claiming the district’s report uses selective data to misrepresent the school as a whole and reaches “erroneous conclusions.” He said he wanted the district to grant the charter without the conditions. 12


Debate about the school’s overwhelmingly white campus and low test scores consumed much of the meeting’s public comment portion and subsequent input from trustees. Several concerned parents — a few mentioned their Hispanic background — took to the podium to commend Charter School administrators, who also tag-team as part-time teachers, for their dedication to a “holistic education” and using outside-the-box instructional methods with certain students. Boardmembers acknowledged overwhelming praise from parents in person and via numerous emails, but they also pointed to the fact that the school’s ethnic and racial makeup is close to a mirror opposite of K- students in the rest of the district. The report found 18 percent of Charter School students — 234 students are currently enrolled — are Hispanic, while in the entire district roughly 70 percent of elementary school students are Hispanic. The report calls for a 10 percent growth of Latino students enrolled each year for the next five years, which equates to 27.9 percent of Latino students enrolled by the 2018-2019 school year. In response to recent emails she had received, Board President Monique Limón said, “I’m not clear on why having two or eight more Latino students in a school is so upsetting to families.” After several crowd members vocally opposed the claim, she clarified, “Not all families.” Charter School attorney Jennifer McQuarrie — who joined Weisman and Director of Education Bev Abrams at the podium — later noted that the district’s requirement of a certain racial makeup at the school could be interpreted as an illegal quota system. Boardmember Ed Heron also expressed concern about the report’s demographic target, because although the school’s racial composition should seek to match that of the district’s, he said new students, who get

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in via a lottery system, are admitted on a “pure gamble.” In terms of test scores, while comparing Charter School to three other traditional schools — which had similar demographics where white students are the majority group — the report indicated Monroe, Roosevelt, and Washington students outperformed Charter School students by 67-87 points on Academic Performance Index (API) tests. Weisman countered that the school’s score of 844 is well above the benchmark for an academically sound program and has improved by 47 points in the past two years. Analysis of test scores found that all of three of the aforementioned schools outperformed Charter School in English/language arts and in math. For English/language arts, 76.3 percent of Charter School students passed the STAR (Standardized Testing and Reporting) test, while between 86.4 and 90.2 percent of students at Monroe, Roosevelt, and Washington passed. In math, 70.1 percent of Charter School students passed compared to 89.9 and 91.3 percent at the other schools. Limón continued to emphasize that the charter renewal process is not intended to be an “I gotcha,” but an opportunity to look for ways to improve the school while respecting its independent governance model. In concluding comments, Weisman said: “When we read [the report], it felt like an ‘I gotcha’ moment.” Described as “difficult” but a step toward “moving forward” by the end of the two-hour discussion, Tuesday’s meeting marks the fourth time the 20-year-old-school has endured the renewal process. Within the next few weeks, Charter School administration is expected to address the conditions outlined by the district, and the boardmembers will conclude with a verdict on November 12. ■

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Carlos Ruano (pictured), a Montecito church employee on trial last month for allegedly molesting his step-granddaughter, pleaded guilty 10/18 to felony false imprisonment. His trial had ended in a hung jury, 9-3 in favor of guilt. Based on the evidence and the wishes of the girl and her family, the District Attorney’s Office said it opted for the new false imprisonment charge instead of starting the process of a retrial. As part of his sentence, Ruano will receive credit for time served — 397 days in County Jail — so will not face additional time behind bars. However, he is currently under an Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) hold, and ICE agents will have two days after the last day of Ruano’s sentence to pick him up. Pending any action by ICE, Ruano, 67, also faces three years of felony probation and will be prohibited from contacting the victim and her family.

Undersheriff Jim Peterson, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office second-in-command since March 2011, abruptly retired from his post last week after more than 30 years of service with the department. Peterson was responsible for many of the department’s day-to-day operations and acted in Sheriff Bill Brown’s stead when he was out of town. Peterson, who said he was leaving for “personal reasons,” gave Brown his notice on 10/14, notified staff via email on 10/15, and was gone by 10/16. “His announcement came as a surprise to many in the Sheriff’s Office,” said Sheriff’s spokesperson Kelly Hoover. Chief Deputy of Law Enforcement Operations Don Patterson will act as undersheriff until a permanent replacement is found, she said. District Attorney Joyce Dudley was appointed to the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST), Gov. Jerry Brown’s office announced 10/15. Dudley was the only elected official and district attorney appointed to the commission, which was created in 1959 to set selection and training standards for state law enforcement. The governor appoints 15 commissioners — who meet three times a year for a day and a half — for three-year overlapping terms. They provide advice and direction to POST’s 130 staff members. UCSB is already gearing up for the Halloween weekend in neighboring Isla Vista, and it announced last week parking restrictions on campus during the four-day bash. From 10/31 to 11/3, the campus will be closed to public parking between 5 p.m. and 7:30 a.m. the following day. To park on school grounds during these times,


The City of Santa Barbara’s proposed gang injunction was the topic du jour at the fourth meeting of the Pro-Youth Movement, an organization founded to seek alternatives to a punitive approach to juvenile crime. The meeting’s participants — a healthy mix of nonprofit representatives, activists, and concerned citizens numbering about 50 — discussed their questions about an order which, if approved by a judge, would limit the civil rights of Eastside and Westside gang members, namely their ability to associate with each other. The city first filed for an injunction in March 2011. According to activist Nayra Pacheco, a public-records request revealed that the city had already spent $481,000 pursuing the legal apparatus as of August 2012, over a year ago. Meeting participants wondered if there would be more opportunity for community input, how the legal process will unfold, and how it is determined who a gang member is. Cathy Murillo, the only city councilmember who opposes the injunction and a cofounder of the Pro-Youth Movement, was unsure whether juveniles would be named on the final list. The matter is expected to be heard in Superior Court by Judge Colleen Sterne sometime after the new year. According to Christy Haynes, a veteran youth worker specializing in violence prevention who is now the lead organizer of Pro-Youth Movement, the city administrator and city attorney were invited to the forum along with representatives of all the area law enforcement agencies (albeit without much advance notice), but nobody attended the — Brandon Fastman forum to defend the injunction.

cars must display a valid Reserved, “A,” “B,” “RS,” Annual Night & Weekend Parking Permit, or special-event permit. In addition, El Colegio Road may be closed. All other roads leading to I.V. will have checkpoints in place, and proof of residency will be required to enter.

CITY Santa Barbara city administrators have chosen Rebecca Bjork to serve as the interim public works director after current director Christine Andersen retires on 11/1. Bjork — who has served as the city’s Water Resources Manager since 2007 — will oversee Santa Barbara’s transportation system, water and wastewater facilities, and government-owned buildings and fleet. A recruitment effort has begun to permanently fill the seat, with an appointment expected by February 2014. Santa Barbara’s Braille Institute held a grand opening 10/24 for two new centers, both of which will be at the organization’s property on De la Vina Street. One of the additions, called the Low Vision Wellness Center, allows clients to meet with staff members one-on-one to gain mobility skills and tips for getting around their homes and public places. The second center, called Connection Pointe, teaches those who are visually impaired how to use iPads and closed-circuit TVs and take advantage of features like Braille displays, bigger fonts, and audiobooks. For more information, visit brailleinstitute .org/santabarbara.

GOLETA Developers and Goleta officials broke ground 10/16 for the city’s next big project: Hollister Village (artist’s rendering next column), an apartment complex-meets-retail-hub that spent several years working its way through the approval process while being championed by area business leaders and criticized by residents concerned about clogged roads and reduced mountain views. The project, located on Hollister Avenue across from the Camino Real Marketplace and expected to open in 2015, will offer 266 one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments alongside a shopping center that could house a drugstore, grocery store, and restaurants. “We’re

so happy you’re coming into the neighborhood,” said Tony Vallejo, the chair of the Goleta Valley Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Kristen Miller, the chamber’s president, echoed that sentiment, lauding the project for being “right in the heart of our city, right where we employ people.” A move to streamline billing for customers of the Goleta Water District has instead led to lots of confusion, as glitches with integrating old data into new computer software is resulting in bill deliveries being about a month behind and, for some of those who’ve recently moved into the area, no bills at all. Though the new system, run by Global Water Resources and implemented 11 months ago, has already enlisted about a quarter of the district’s 16,700 ratepayers into electronic bill processing — thereby saving lots of paper and associated delivery costs — assistant manager David Matson admitted, “There are problems …. In this modern age, we’ve all experienced these glitches, but the bad software is leaving all of us frustrated and our customers inconvenienced.” Global Water Resources has about 90 more days to fix the problem, said Matson. It took $40 million and nearly a decade of work, but on 10/19, the Goleta Sanitary District officially dove into a new, healthier era for the wastewater that it treats, as the facility — located between the Santa Barbara Aiport and Highway 217 and serving most of the Goleta Valley as well as UCSB — is now able to provide full secondary treatment, which is an upgraded level of sewage scrubbing. The project, which started in 2004 but was completed more than a year ahead of schedule, was the end result of a legal quest begun in 2002 by Heal the Ocean, whose director Hillary Hauser cont’d page 14 

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or most people, the jail ride program goes unseen, occurring only in the dark of night. Peter Marin, one of its leaders, wants to bring it to light. Since Marin’s organization, the Committee for Social Justice (CSJ), took over the program a few years ago, a confluence of factors — an increased jail population, a consequentially busier jail staff, and tough economic times — have conspired to bring major change. The ride service provides Santa Barbara County Jail inmates who are released late at night or early in the morning with a free taxi to the Salvation Army, the Rescue Mission, the downtown transit center, St. Athanasius Orthodox Church in Isla Vista, or to Carpinteria. As it stands now, CSJ reimburses the cab company — RockStar Transportation — through its relatively small cache of private donations. But as the number of people getting rides is increasing at the same time that one of CSJ’s main donors is demanding that the government shoulder the ride costs, the program is in jeopardy, Marin said. Without WITHOUT WHEELS: When arrestees are released from help, he said he doesn’t see it lasting County Jail, they’re often left stranded miles from the past winter. “We can’t keep doing nearest ride. this indefinitely, and we can’t stop because then there’ll be no rides,” gets sent through the pipeline, a process that can Marin said.“I’m personally stuck between a rock take several hours — not always before the buses and a hard place.” stop around 11 p.m. — but before the midnight Chief Deputy Lazaro Salinas, who super- deadline. In the cases of the latter, Salinas said vises the jail’s custody operations, said that staff the jail’s policy mandates holding people for 8 to members are aware of people’s problems with 12 hours until they sober up; for people admitted late releases, but the way the system works now, in the afternoon, that can result in an after-hours they can’t always be avoided.“We’re cognizant of release. Most of the people in those situations, some of the issues involved in releasing people Salinas said, ask to be released as soon as their late at night,” Salinas said, citing safety concerns hold expires, no matter the time of night. given the darkness and the seven-mile trek from From January through April of this year, Salithe jail into town. Still, he said,“We’re up against nas said an average of nine people per day were released between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. An averthe clock and judges’ orders.” The release roster gets made in the wee hours age of two people out of those nine ended up of the morning, Salinas said, but the release pro- using the CSJ ride program, Marin estimated. cess comes to a halt for several hours while the So with anywhere from 50 to 75 rides per month jail staff transports inmates to court. Once the — a number Marin said has skewed toward the transportation dwindles down, Salinas said, staff higher side in recent months — at a cost of $20 can refocus its attention on releases, and as a to $30 per trip, Marin said the program requires result, the majority of inmates leave during the at least $12,000 a year to survive. day, when the buses — for which indigent releasSince CSJ started the program in 2010, it has ees can get vouchers — run. The late releases, been supported by two private donors — both he said, can usually be chalked up to two sce- of whom wish to remain anonymous and one narios: inmates whose North County–based of whom no longer wants to contribute — and court cases result in a same-day release order, grant money from the Fund for Santa Barbara. and inmates who are admitted for public intoxi- With no way to track which riders are truly indication and DUIs. gent, Marin said he would make a “wild guess” The former, he said, typically involves inmates that about one-third of those given the free rides getting driven back down to the jail around don’t really need them. But the need for the pro6:30 p.m., after which their release paperwork gram is so obvious, he said — especially in the cont’d page 17  october 24, 2013




Markowitz Kidnapper Released


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Jesse Rugge (pictured), convicted on charges of aggravated kidnapping in connection with the killing of 15-year-old Nicholas Markowitz 13 years ago, was released from Chino prison after serving 11 years of a life sentence. The state parole board voted to release Rugge over the objections of Governor Jerry Brown, Santa Barbara prosecutors, and Susan Markowitz, the victim’s mother. Rugge was one of five young men arrested and convicted for the shooting masterminded by Jesse James Hollywood, a small-time San Fernando Valley pot dealer who ordered the kidnapping after Markowitz’s older brother ripped him off in a drug deal. Prosecutors alleged that Rugge was more intimately involved in the killing but could never prove it. Susan Markowitz reminded the 12 parole board officers that Rugge had initially told investigators that he had bound her son’s wrists with duct tape and had helped bury him after he’d been shot in the face at a location near Lizard’s Mouth. But those admissions were ruled inadmissible by Judge William Gordon because the investigator had suggested Rugge could face the death penalty if he didn’t confess. Rugge has never repeated those admissions, and during his trial he testified that he had left the group after they’d arrived at Lizard’s Mouth and had no idea that a murder was in the making. Speaking to the parole boardmembers, Rugge said he took responsibility for Markowitz’s death because his role in the kidnapping precipitated the chain of events that led to the murder. Ron Zonen, who prosecuted Rugge and the other four defendants, termed the admission “shallow and cynical,” and he objected that Rugge has never really acknowledged the depth of his involvement. According to state prison records, Rugge — now 33 — had been a model prisoner, had taken numerous classes, completed his GED, and participated in AA meetings. Rugge had come up for release several times prior, but he had always been turned down. Hollywood was convicted of ordering Markowitz killed and was sentenced to life. Ryan Hoyt, the actual triggerman, was sentenced to death. One of Hoyt’s attorneys was disbarred for professional misconduct shortly after his conviction. Whether Hoyt received competent representation will be the subject of lengthy appeals. — Nick Welsh

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praised the early completion and explained at the weekend ribbon-cutting that the district was collaborative throughout the process. After a four-year remodeling closure, the Fairview Gardens farm stand in Goleta reopened on 10/18 with a celebration rife with food, drinks, music, and painting. Many supporters, including several city officials, checked out the new digs’ selection of both Fairview produce and that from other area growers. Doug Steigerwald, the nonprofit’s board president, said the stand will be a secure revenue source for the farm, which has previously struggled with fundraising. The stand is open every day 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. at 598 North Fairview Avenue.

help prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases like gonorrhea, syphilis, and chlamydia, the rates of which jumped between 2008 and 2012. The money, good from January 2014 through June 2015, will be put toward community outreach and STD counseling, testing, and treatment.

COUNTY The Santa Barbara County Trails Council has been awarded a $15,000 grant by the California Coastal Conservancy to improve the visitor experience along a 22-mile length of the Gaviota Coast. The grant will be used to develop maps designed to foster broad community knowledge of coastal recreation opportunities on one of the largest stretches of undeveloped coastline remaining in Southern California. The maps will be distributed through a community outreach campaign supported by a coalition of nature-focused nonprofit organizations including Los Padres Forest Association and the Wilderness Youth Project. Last week, the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to allow the county’s Public Health Department to receive an $18,950 award from the state’s same department to 14


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The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Foundation raised $105,000 during its ninth annual charity golf tournament (pictured) that will be evenly distributed among three organizations: Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Santa Barbara County, Dream Foundation, and Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation. “To paint a picture of what the golf tournament’s funding will do for us,” said CASA Executive Director Kim Colby Davis, “$35,000 is enough to cover volunteer training for an entire year. … That is more than enough to wipe out our cont’d page 17 


Council Mulls Shelter Funding



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ver since the Casa Esperanza Homeless Center announced it would no longer accept inebriated clients — and that it was excluding non-shelter residents from its free lunch program and afternoon drop-in center — the $64,000 question has been: “Where would all these people go?” The short answer, according to shelter director Mike Foley, is: “We don’t know.” For Santa Barbara City Councilmember Grant House, that wasn’t good enough: “Where are these people going, and what are we going to do when they get there?” Santa Barbara City Councilmember Frank Hotchkiss stated there’s been a 50 percent reduction in the number of calls for service in the lower Milpas Street neighborhood since the Casa began implementing the major policy changes IN NEED: Members of Santa Barbara’s homeless this summer, suggesting that perhaps community line up outside Casa Esperanza. many of the people drawn by the lure of free food and a convenient place to hang — stated he’d stayed at the shelter at various have left town. City police spokesperson Sergeant Riley times and described conditions there as “chaHarwood acknowledged — in a separate inter- otic” and “a nightmare,” adding he felt as if he’d view — there’s been a slight dip in the calls for been “stripped of his dignity.” But the council service and offense reports for nuisance street also heard from another onetime Casa resicrime in the neighborhood since this summer. dent, Robert Burke, who said he was impressed Harwood noted there were 71 neighborhood by “how professional and ethical” the shelter calls for service this August and September as staff he encountered were, and he even liked opposed to 88 the previous year. Likewise, there the food. were 59 offense reports written up in the same The shelter has been hemorrhaging cash two months this summer as opposed to 84 last over the past five years, spending far more year. But other statistics released by Harwood than it was collecting in grants, donations, and also suggest the downward trend in nuisance government contracts. The one-stop-shop crime complaints predates the homeless shel- concept, in which people in various forms ter’s new sobriety policy. Two years ago, the of economic, mental-health, and substancerespective numbers were much higher, 126 and abuse distress were placed under one roof, has 121. The City Council heard anecdotal reports since been proved to be counterproductive in of increased homeless populations showing up the extreme. Philanthropists are more intent in Isla Vista and Carpinteria; Harwood added on funding operations that get people off the that Ventura has reportedly seen an increase, streets and have grown less inclined to support as well. To what extent any of this is related to shelters that take people as they are, drunk or Casa Esperanza’s new rules, however, remains sober. This new approach seems to be paying to be seen. The big test will come December 1, off; an emergency fundraising drive exceeded when the emergency shelter is scheduled to its target of $300,000 by about $100,000, but open at its full capacity of 200 beds. Until then, that infusion of cash, while welcome, only gets its census has hovered just under 100. the Casa through the end of the year. The specific question confronting the counCity Councilmember Randy Rowse cil this Tuesday was whether the Casa should suggested that because the Casa is a major still be allowed to collect about $125,000 in recipient of city funding, perhaps City Hall grants earmarked for the homeless shelter, should exercise greater financial oversight of but for services the Casa is no longer provid- the organization to prevent it from getting ing — like the drop-in center. Ultimately, the in such financial turmoil. City Administracouncil voted to allow shelter operators to use tor Jim Armstrong nixed that notion, noting the funds for other purposes, like hiring a case that the Casa already turns in annual financial manager and someone to prepare the meals. In reports prepared by outside auditors; the city, addition, $75,000 will be spent to operate the he noted, is not in the business of conducting Casa Winter Shelter. forensic audits. Just because the shelter was in The Casa shelter can be counted on to gen- a deficit mode, he said, does not mean that the erate heated debate, and this Tuesday, the coun- money was being misspent.“They’re spending cil heard from one former client, Jose Arturo more money than they’re bringing in,” ArmOrtiz, who urged them to “shut her down.” strong said.“A lot of nonprofits are in the same Ortiz — who said he became homeless in 2002 boat.” ■

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STATE Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a measure that allows specially trained nurses, physicians’ assistants, and certified midwives to perform early aspiration abortions within the first trimester of a woman’s pregnancy. Currently, only about half of the state’s 58 counties have abortion facilities, and the law greatly increases the number of available legal health-care providers to perform the procedure. State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson strongly supported the measure and cited safety and expanded access for women in rural areas. The law will go into effect 1/1/14. State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson’s bill increasing protections for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking in the workplace was signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown. The law, effective 1/1/14, will better protect workers from retaliatory termination and discrimination and will require that employers help victims by changing their work numbers, moving their desks, or creating an office safety plan. The bill earned support of businesses, as well as a San Diego teacher fired after her abusive ex-husband came to her school. The Legal Aid Society found that almost half of California’s workplace victims reported being fired or worrying about being fired.

ENVIRONMENT A yearly report on the status of the world’s oceans headed by UCSB professor Ben Halpern found high marks for biodiversity and coastal livelihoods and economies, but a low mark for

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Boom Times for Squid Fishery

F Though rare, the ashy storm petrel (pictured) — a small gray seabird that lives on the Channel Islands and other offshore zones of the California coast — isn’t rare enough to warrant the federal protection of the Endangered Species Act. That’s what the U.S. Fish & Wildlife determined last week, denying for the second time the Center for Biological Diversity’s request that the bird be listed as either endangered or threatened. The center’s first attempt to list the petrel in 2007 was denied in 2009; the center sued to force the feds to reconsider their decision, but this latest decision reconfirmed Fish & Wildlife’s opinion that the bird is not in imminent danger of extinction. The center disagreed with the decision, citing multiple potential threats to the species, including rising sea levels, island predators, and light pollution from oil rigs and boats. ■

BY M AT T K E T T M A N N or the fourth year in a row — and with the fastest time ever since modern regulations began in 2005 — California’s squidfishing fleet (pictured) hit its annual limit early, with the more than 100 permitted boats landing about 118,000 tons of the slimy species known as Doryteuthis opalescens by October 18, nearly six months before the season ends on March 31, 2014. Much of that haul came from boats working the Channel Islands and Gaviota Coast with bright lights at night, when it’s easiest to snag the squid as they spawn near the shoreline. From there, the Southern California boats deliver their loads to processing centers in Ventura, Port Hueneme, and San Pedro, which then freeze the squid and ship most of them to China. Together with the squid fishers up north in the Monterey Bay, the industry rakes in about $70 million annually. “They’re the most valuable fishery in the state of California,” said Diane Pleschner-Steele, the Buellton-based director of the California Wetfish Producers Association, which represents commercial fishermen who catch squid, mackerel, sardine, and anchovy.“This was an unusual year. They were spawning way early and every-

where at the same time,” she explained, noting that her association’s research revealed more young squid in August than they usually see in the peak winter season. “It’s a phenomenon we haven’t seen before.” Another twist this year was that the fishermen and processing centers were enlisted to help track the catch, filing reports daily so that the California Department of Fish and Wildlife would know how much fish was being harvested and wouldn’t shut the season early, as had been done in years past. “We were able to help the department and also maximize the value of the fishery,” said Pleschner-Steele, whose association spearheaded the unique relationship and one day hopes for electronic tracking. “It’s an uncommon partnership.” But as much as squid fishermen relish these good years, they know the slow ones are only around the corner, as these “wetfish” species — so named because they were historically processed and put into cans while still wet — come in cycles. “Each resource has its ebbs and flows of abundance,” said Pleschner-Steele, “so you gotta make hay when the sun shines.” Next year’s season kicks off on April 1, 2014. ■ TYLER HAYDEN

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current waiting list.” Since 2004, the golf tournament has raised more than $850,000 for area charities and nonprofits. Last year, $100,000 went to the Westside Boys & Girls Club of Santa Barbara.



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winter and for women traveling alone and for the mentally ill — that it’s time for the government entities, who, aside from a onetime contribution made by Supervisor Doreen Farr in 2011, have never allocated money for the program, to step up to the plate. Last week, Marin submitted a proposal through the Central Coast Collaborative on Homelessness (CH). Jeff Shaffer, the group’s coordinator, said CH can work to get government eyes on the funding need, although by when remains unclear. Using the $12,000/year figure, Marin is asking that the county contribute $6,000 a year, supplemented by $3,000 from City of Santa Barbara and $1,500 each from Goleta and Carpinteria. A system to monitor who truly needs the taxi services would further reduce costs and could keep CSJ going for a while, Marin said, noting that CSJ has been in talks with the Sheriff ’s Department about such a system. Changing the release hours would be tricky, Sheriff Bill Brown said, requiring a change in how courts order releases, and it could be “complicated” to reformat the jail’s operational structure.“There are a lot of moving parts to this,” he added. “It’s trying to make sure we don’t create more of a problem than we are trying to solve.” Brown added that there isn’t any state or federal grant money that could cover such a program

and that pooling inmates’ commissary funds to pay for the program would leech money from the commissary-funded substance-abuse treatment program. But by the time the new North County jail is built — projected for 2018 — he wants to have solutions in place, Brown said. Goleta Mayor Roger Aceves said that the program is “critical” and that the City Council would “certainly consider it and see if there is funding available.” County Supervisor Salud Carbajal seconded that call for examination and said several questions need to be answered. “Is more funding the solution?” he asked. “Is it really rearranging our policy of release?” Steve Lavagnino, the county’s th District supervisor, said that taxpayers might balk at being asked to pay for released inmates’ transportation, but that the sum wasn’t exorbitant and the inmates’ safety is important. In the meantime, Salinas said the jail is in talks to partner with Lights On, an Orange County–based Catholic organization that would park an RV outside the jail several nights a week, offering releasees coffee, company, and shelter until the buses come in the morning. While he lauded the possibility of Lights On, Marin said he’s focusing his efforts on keeping the ride program afloat: “We’re the only game in town, and we need money. The rest is just pie■ in-the-sky stuff.”

Flying the Flag

OPEN SESAME: Mayor Helene Schneider officially opens the SBPD’s first drop-in center.


BY T Y L E R H AY D E N lanked by an elementary school and a corner-store hangout popular with Eastside gang members, the Franklin Neighborhood Center on Montecito Street is now home to the city police department’s freshly minted Community Policing Office. An informal drop-in center staffed by a rotating mix of officers — many of them Spanish-speaking — the space is meant to engender a sense of trust and access sometimes lost in the intimidating atmosphere of police headquarters. The one-year pilot program, explained Sgt. Riley Harwood, was hatched in partnership with the city’s Parks & Recreation Department, which offered the $10,000-a-year property for free. Its three rooms — complete with leather

couches, coffee and snacks, and artwork created by Franklin Elementary School students — have already been visited by area residents voicing concerns and asking for advice about driver’s licenses, their children, and interactions with gangs, Officer Adrian Gutierrez said. Taking pains to note the center is not a police substation — meaning no one will be booked or interviewed at the location — Harwood said if all goes well with the Eastside office, the department may look to the Westside for another space. Right now, Gutierrez is holding court at the center and making announcements about its opening on Radio Bronco. Chief Cam Sanchez said he’ll be scheduling office hours for walk-in ■ visitors, as well.

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ity Council, by nature and definition, is a nonpartisan body that, for the most part, performs pretty mundane tasks like keeping the lights turned on, the water running, and the streets safe and clean, as well as acting as a responsible steward of the treasury. The work isn’t always particularly glamorous, but it is satisfying in that we have the opportunity to represent individuals who live and work in our community and help them with issues in their day-to-day lives. Political party, ethnicity, gender, or any other type of prejudicial divide should never drive this type of service, nor should this office be seen as a requisite or convenient stepping stone to an ambitious political career. It is ad hoc; you work for the citizens of this community, period. Our current City Council represents a broad spectrum of political affiliation and ideological diversity, yet this council passed the General Plan Update, which took many years, debates, compromises, and dollars to ratify. A few of the challengers for council seats want to reopen this process, as they are not satisfied that this plan fits their particular ideology or vision. The council, with due credit to the mayor’s ability to referee, passed this plan 7-0, hardly a partisan result. Our current public-employee contracts involved sacrifice on the part of our bargaining units, but the results reflect the times and are fair and more sustainable. The future has promise, and the trends are positive, yet budgetary caution needs to remain the watchword into the foreseeable future. Please join me and vote for Frank Hotchkiss and Lesley Wiscomb for City Council. — Randy Rowse, Councilmember, City of Santa Barbara

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oy Scouts of America Troop  and the English family would like to thank the Santa Barbara community for all of your caring support. Our car wash was a tremendous success. All of the proceeds went to help with the medical expenses of Krista English’s leukemia. Thank you all so very much. — Martha Helkey, Troop 1, S.B.


ust went to the Shell station (Calle RealTurnpike) to buy a small spliff of tobacco ($0.75). Walked by the freeway entrance; saw some guy smoking a cigarette; asked if I could bum one; offered him two “Forever” stamps in return. (He probably would have given me a cigarette for free, but I felt sorry for him.) Apparently, he had just been released from

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County Jail, at 1 a.m., after having served two months for an armed robbery at the CVS downtown. The funny thing is, even though he was missing teeth and mentioned having “jacked” one of his “friend’s stuff,” he actually seemed fairly nice. I don’t know what is scarier — that the cops release armed robbers at 1 a.m. and let them sit on the freeway, or that the guy seemed so nonchalant about having committed an armed robbery and was just anxious to get back home. Ummm … yeah … don’t pick up hitchhikers any more … we are not in the hippie days … — Nikolaus Schiffmann, S.B.

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hile I am strongly in favor of “ObamaCare,” I also strongly feel that the system under which Californians are to enroll is a sham. I have been trying to enroll every day since the opening of registration (October 1) and have been unable to do so. I have spoken to at least six online helpers; each says that everything is working, and none understand why I’m having a problem. And no one has gotten back to me with a way of fixing it either. We all agree I am properly registered, but when I choose a plan that is being offered and try to enroll, I am told (in bright red letters) that I “can’t enroll right now, try again later.” At least we could be told the truth as to what is going on. Something is rotten in the State of California. — Paul Jacobs and Barbara Logen, Goleta

Rescind TCA Now Open letter to Michael Black, Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA): he Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians have applied for Fee to Trust for the Camp  property and a Tribal Land Consolidation and Acquisition Area (TCA). The BIA approved the latter in June without considering the consequences to all who live in the Santa Ynez Valley. A 19-year resident and property and business owner in the valley, I now find my property and home are included within an arbitrarily designated TCA. The Chumash, in their attempt to process fee land into trust, have designated about 11,500 acres of land as TCA to circumvent more complete scrutiny as required by federal law and to avoid environmental assessment, which is also required by the National Environmental Policy Act. This TCA has created a cloud on all the property within its boundary. No notice, to my knowledge, was given to any interested parties regarding ecology, wildlife, and habitat. Disjointed and unfettered development devoid of county, state, or federal standards or regulations is unthinkable. The loss of county and state taxes must also be considered. We, the affected people, do not believe that this process (or lack of process) by the BIA afforded any scrutiny of the impacts occurring now or in the future. I believe this was in complete error and could lead to irreparable harm cont’d p. 21 to the valley’s Land Use Plan


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Christopher Marvin, drummer turned artist, dies at . Born in Los Angeles in , Christopher was the only son of actor Lee Marvin. He spent most of his life in the Cotati area where he followed his passion for music. As a Grammy Award winning drummer, he collaborated with over  bands before moving to Santa Barbara in . His love of the Pacific Ocean and his dogs led him to his creation of beach glass

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 matter-of-factease 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

Death Notices CALDWELL, Norman Hubert; of Santa Barbara; died October ,  (Born: //); he was . Memorial Services pending. Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider -. GONZALEZ, Maria Del Refugio; of Santa Barbara; died October ,  (Born: //); she was . Rosary; :pm, / and Mass; am, / at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church. Interment to follow at Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider -. GOODMAN, Miriam; of Goleta; died October ,  (Born: //); she was . Private services.



Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider -. RIVERA, Juanita E.; of Goleta; died October , ; she was . Rosary, Thursday, Oct. ,  at pm at the downtown chapel of Welch-Ryce-Haider. Funeral Mass, Friday, Oct. ,  at am at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church. Interment at Goleta Cemetery. Arrangements by Welch-RyceHaider -. ROMERO, Leonard Walter; of Santa Barbara; died October ,  (Born: //); he was . Memorial service; am, / at the WelchRyce-Haider Goleta Chapel. Interment to follow

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at Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by WelchRyce-Haider -. RUIZ, John Luke; of Santa Barbara; died October ,  (Born: //); he was . Mass; am, / at the Old Mission Santa Barbara.Interment to follow at Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider -. SHAFFER-WHITE, Myrna Jean; of Wellington, KS, formerly of Santa Barbara; died October ,  (Born: //); she was . Memorial Donations: Southwest Kansas Humane Society or to an animal organization of your choosing. Arrangements by

Rod gang called themselves. Roy enlisted in  in newly named 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 spent most of the 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 pre-deceased 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.



letters cont’d from p. 19 developed over years of comprehensive planning and community input. It makes no sense to not consider the detriment to our valley and all its residents, to benefit only a few. I implore you — set aside this BIA approval of the TCA. — Victor M. Martinov, Santa Ynez

Less Drive-In, More Walk/Bike


t the Goleta Planning Commission meeting October 14, the most frequent objection to McDonald’s new drive-in was the effect it would have on Hollister/ Storke traffic. We should support better walking and biking at that entry to the Camino Real Marketplace; walking into McDonald’s and having a personal encounter with the staff is a healthier alternative to sitting in a car. There are nearby alternatives for drive-in service for those who need or want such service. In the TED talk “The Walkable City,” Jeff Speck presents persuasively on the mess we have gotten ourselves into by designing cities and suburbs dependent on automobile transportation. As Goleta works to improve the walk-ability and bikeability of Old Town, it should do the same for the Marketplace and the shopping center across the street. And a bike/walk bridge over the  is needed, if funding could be found, not another McDonald’s drive-in. — Linda Hill, Goleta

Oil a Bust


anta Maria Energy (SME) has promised 100 highpaying local jobs and $3 million in county tax revenue if its proposal to drill 100 new wells in Santa Maria using cyclic steam extraction is approved. But if oil drilling is so good at generating jobs and tax revenues, why is it that Kern County, which produces more oil than anywhere in California, is one of the poorest counties in the state? Houses in Kern County are worth $100,000 less on

average than houses in Santa Maria, and tax revenues are lower per person than in Santa Barbara County. Kern has a 24 percent higher unemployment rate than the California average, and it ranks 49th lowest out of 58 counties in the state in per capita income. Also, at least partly due to pollution caused by the oil drilling, one in five Kern County youngsters has asthma. Additionally, Kern County has three times the rate of asthma hospitalizations as Santa Barbara County. Oil counties are often poor because when oil companies are done degrading the land, property values decline, which reduces tax revenues. Also, the “new jobs” are for engineers and computer experts who come in from other states or countries. The fracking industry promised jobs in Pennsylvania, and where the “fracking boom” occurred, employment rates did not rise — they fell or only rose negligibly. The SME project would not bring prosperity; it would bring poverty. County supervisors: Reject it entirely. — Max Golding, S.B.

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¶ Some corrections to the Best Of [10/17/13, independent .com/bestof] are as follows: It is “Santa Barbara Soaps” that are sold at Plum Goods (Best Gift Shop); it is Rori’s Malted Milk Ball that Starshine (Best S.B. Columnist) wishes to cradle in a hammock; it is Enviroscaping Inc. that is the finalist for Gardening/Landscaping Service; and Rusty’s (Best Pizza) is family-owned and familyoperated, not a big franchise, its hamburger is served sprinkled on a pizza not as a stand-alone menu item, and the chorizo comes on the El Diablo, which is really popular. ¶ To our piece “Bill T. Jones Returns to Santa Barbara” [A&E, 10/10/13,], we would like to add that Jones’s dances revolve around many topics, illness and mortality among them (not specifically AIDS). ocTobEr 24, 2013




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his year’s race for the Santa Barbara City

Council is all about the number four. It is a contest between the council’s rival camps to secure a solid four-vote majority for the next two years. Currently, four of the seven councilmembers are registered Democrats (although that body is technically nonpartisan), which gives the council a slightly left-leaning tilt. In this year’s election, three seats are up for grabs, and 10 candidates are running. Two council incumbents are seeking reelection: Harwood “Bendy” White, a moderate liberal, and Frank Hotchkiss, a dedicated conservative. The third seat is currently held by Grant House, an outspoken liberal, who cannot run again according to the term-limit rules. (The conventional wisdom holds that incumbents are all but impossible to unseat, though, historically, that has not always been borne out.) This leaves the eight remaining candidates vying for that seat. And that poses the distinct possibility of a directional shift. Or not. It all depends. In many ways, this year’s race is a mess. Even with a scorecard, it’s hard to determine who’s who and what’s what. Of the 10 council candidates, four are registered Democrats, five are decline-to-state candidates (a significant jump from previous years), and only one — Hotchkiss — is registered Republican. And while all the candidates raise pretty much all the same issues — aggressive panhandlers, gang violence, economic sustainability, affordable housing, residential density, and traffic — they differ significantly in emphasis and approach. Should City Hall hire more cops to deal with the homeless or try something else? Is the proposed gang injunction necessary? Are new revenue sources needed? And will new zoning rules that allow greater residential density make a dent in housing affordability or destroy Santa Barbara’s historic charm and architectural character? As a general rule,“liberals” support increased housing densities as a tool to increase affordable-housing opportunities, for both rental units and for-sale units. Conservatives tend to believe such efforts can work only for rental housing but will otherwise undermine neighborhood character. Liberals tend to push harder for transportation alternatives; conservatives are more wed to the inevitability and necessity of the automobile. Conservatives tend to argue more cops are needed; liberals counter more services should be provided and less punitive approaches taken. Liberals contend that City Hall needs new revenue streams; conservatives, that we should make do with what we have. What follows is an attempt to help make some sense of this all-important race, where only a handful of votes could make all the difference.


There have been far more candidates’ forums than usual this year but conspicuously fewer people showed up. Increasingly, candidates have been forced to take to the airwaves to get the word out, which makes running for office that much more expensive a proposition. Maybe the Youth Council forum (pictured) offers a new direction; by offering free pizza and snacks — not to mention extra school credit — it drew 140 high school kids, by far the biggest turnout this year.



Frank Hotchkiss — booming, succinct, and direct — is one of two Republicans on the council (the other being Dale Francisco). He has been outspoken against many environmental issues such as climate change, alternative transportation, and plastic bags. A practicing Buddhist and real-estate agent, Hotchkiss speaks in bold blacks and whites, assiduously avoiding the pitfalls of wonky detail. By contrast, Councilmember Bendy White — a Democrat by party affiliation and a moderate by temperament — is so sensitive to the nuance of an issue that he sometimes sounds as if he’s arguing with himself when soliloquizing from the dais. White is an avid “smartgrowther,” pushing hard for the increased residential densities and relaxed parking requirements — in hopes of promoting what’s known as small affordable housing, housing that Hotchkiss insists will create nothing but congestion and other nightmares of big-city blight. During the council’s tortuous debates



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over the general plan, White played a key behind-the-scenes role negotiating a compromise just bearable to both sides to garner the five-vote supermajority needed to pass. Both White and Hotchkiss, it turns out, have been budget hawks when it’s come to employee pensions, and both were willing to go to the mat with the politically influential Police Officers Association (POA) over increased employee contributions. Four years ago, the POA endorsed Hotchkiss and not White; this time around, the union did just the opposite. Even if White wasn’t on their side, the union explained, at least he’d meet with them. Hotchkiss, they complained, was not accessible. Public safety is the impact point where law and order and fiscal restraint collide. And it illuminates how differently the two incumbents operate. Both agree that the number of homeless people congregating throughout downtown is a problem. White sees the issue more as a manifestation of the world economy and its recent collapse and the ever-shredding safety net; Hotchkiss sees it more as a case of people behaving badly. Where White sees a need to offer more help — while insisting City Hall is already doing far more than its fair share — Hotchkiss argues Santa Barbara is literally killing the homeless with compassion and that city police need to show “stiffer spine” in going after aggressive panhandlers. Hotchkiss argues that City Hall needs to expand the size of the police force by five or six more cops, in addition to the four additional positions recently approved. White notes that each additional cop costs the city $150,000 a year in salary and benefits and adds to the burden of Santa Barbara’s underfunded retirement system. Instead, he supports an incremental expansion of the city’s “restorative policing effort”— which relies on non-sworn, hourly civilian outreach workers supervised by three police officers. On the proposed gang injunction, White has been a supporter but acknowledged the lack of public input on the matter has caused alienation within certain sectors of the political community. Hotchkiss has no second thoughts and staunchly defends the injunction, arguing that to back off now would be to “abandon” the lower Eastside and Westside to gang violence. As Hotchkiss sees his job, it’s to set general policy and not sweat the details. And as general policy, he’s against new taxes. He believes City Hall must make do with what it has, pointing out the new efficiencies city administrators were forced to discover by the recession when they cut 81 positions — and $8 million — from the budget. By contrast, White worries about the city’s grossly underfunded infrastructure, the seismically

loggerheads with Caltrans over key details of this plan, Hart’s employment has given rise to allegations of conflict of interest from opposing candidates on both sides of the aisle. Hart has said he’d seek guidance from the state’s Fair Political Practices Commission but that he would not unilaterally recuse himself from such deliberations. Hart has argued that the city’s bargaining posture is self-destructive and that City Hall could achieve more by working cooperatively. In terms of dollars and endorsements, the next most serious contender is David Landecker. He served on the council for less than two years 22 years ago, when he was forced to


GREGG HART, DAVID LANDECKER, AND MEGAN DIAZ ALLEY Gregg Hart, the first Democrat to throw his hat in the ring, has already served two terms on city council — 1995-2003 — and prior to that on the city’s planning commission and on the California Coastal Commission, all of which gives him a serious leg up when it comes to actual experience. The 53-year-old Hart has been known as a moderate Democrat and a skillful player. Although he never got along well with slow-growthers and preservationists, Hart pushed hard for Measure B, which secured for the city — via bed-tax revenues — $2 million a year to keep the city’s creeks and waterfront clean. This time around, Hart has been a more progressive candidate. He’s frustrated by the way the council’s conservative faction limited affordable-housing opportunities in the general plan, terming the document “emasculated.” The new plan, he charged, doesn’t go nearly far enough, and he vowed to reopen that process if elected.“I’m on the side of trying to do more for people who need help,” he declared. Hart grew up in Santa Barbara, the son of the city’s library director, and he remembers a time when middle-class families could find an economic toehold here. He takes exception to those who argue that increased densities will destroy Santa Barbara’s character. Many such developments have been built over the years without drawing much notice at all, he believes. Today Hart works for the Santa Barbara County Association of Governments as public information officer and is working to win approval for Caltrans’s freeway-widening and HOV-lane plan. Given that City Hall is now at serious CONT’D


HARWOOD ‘BENDY’ WHITE: Raised $55,793;

$5,000 from SEIU Local 620.

unsafe police headquarters that will cost at least $50 million to fix or replace, and the network of pipes that hold the city together. In the meantime, White takes satisfaction bird-dogging pet projects that have yet to take flight, like the methane cogeneration electrical plant designed to convert the nutrient-rich fumes generated by the city’s sewage-treatment plant into electricity. And, as he points out to all the slow-growth preservationists angry about his smart-growth agenda, White takes pride in the fact that the new general plan effectively reduces the maximum building height from 60 feet to 45 feet except in exceptional circumstances.“We got something Santa Barbara scale,” he said. When Southern California Edison quietly notified City Hall it would no longer provide the massive Christmas tree traditionally planted by the Arlington Theatre, Hotchkiss quietly notified Santa Barbara’s media. In the ensuing hullabaloo, SoCal Edison saw fit to change its mind. Likewise, Hotchkiss takes credit for promoting the cruise ships now stopping in Santa Barbara 22 times a year. Yes, Mexico’s bloody drug wars hurt that country’s tourist trade, but Hotchkiss made it clear he thought Santa Barbara should roll out the welcome mats for the big ships. Likewise, Hotchkiss takes credit for Cabrillo Boulevard no longer being a place where homeless people in their RVs can camp with impunity. It’s true City Hall was already pushing in that direction, but it’s easy to get distracted.“We just kept the pressure on,” he said.


Raised $89,863; $10,000 from police and firefighter unions, loaned self $10,000.

DAVID LANDECKER: Raised $71,479; $6,600 from relatives.

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MEGAN DIAZ ALLEY: Raised $40,047; $7,500 from SEIU Local 620.

resign after he got caught switching price tags at Home Improvement Center. Since then, Landecker put in serious time in the nonprofit world, running the Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics and later the Environmental Defense Center, where his chief function was fundraising. Through it, Landecker remained up to his eyeballs in local politics. “It’s where you can actually make a difference,” he said.“It’s not abstract or remote.” To the extent Landecker has an agenda he’s passionate about, it’s to maximize the amount of rental housing that gets developed and to ensure that what’s on the ground now is not converted to condos. “Most people just don’t have the $100,000 needed to make a down payment in this town,” he said. Like Hart, Landecker faulted the current council for embracing the proposed gang injunction without vetting it first. This, he said, strained relations with a community that’s already alienated from government, and the benefits — in crime prevention — could be achieved by means that already exist.“It just wasn’t worth it,” he said. Among the challenges Landecker has to overcome is his personality. Even friends and admirers say he can be brash and needlessly step on toes.“I know there’s something about my voice and countenance that comes across as arrogant,” Landecker conceded.“But sometimes, it’s not really there. I’m not a hard guy to work with; I just want to see results.” Of all the Dems, Megan Diaz Alley is the most outspokenly populist progressive in the pack. At age 34, she represents the activist enthusiasm of the Community Environmental Council (CEC) — where she worked for three and a half years — and the Environmental Defense Center, where her husband currently works. But Diaz Alley is also hoping to represent Santa Bar-

bara’s renters, Latinos, and young families struggling to economically survive, whom she refers to as the “underserved and underrepresented.” She’s served just one year on the Parks & Recreation Commission, and at candidates’ forums, she speaks haltingly and has yet to find her stride. But knocking on the doors of prospective voters, Diaz Alley comes across direct, clear, and confident. Diaz Alley grew up in Crown Point, Indiana, the only child of second- and third-generation immigrants from Mexico. She studied journalism and worked a gig doing TV news in the Midwest before moving to Los Angeles to work for Warner Brothers on several TV shows. In 2008, she moved to Lompoc to work for the wild-horse recovery program Return to Freedom. She then landed a job with the CEC doing outreach and education. Until she moved to the Eastside six years ago, she commuted by bus from Lompoc to Santa Barbara. She rides her bike to work and, with her husband, has two dogs. While with the CEC, Diaz Alley testified in front of the City Council on behalf of a plastic-bag ban — just passed — bike lanes, and going “Fossil Free by ’.” She worked on a campaign to stop Venoco’s slant-drilling plans in Carpinteria and to secure the urban-limit line — beyond which development could take place only with the voters’ consent — in Buellton and Goleta. Two years ago, the CEC hit hard times, and Diaz Alley got laid off. Incidentally, the day she found out, she bumped into Mayor Helene Schneider, who — asking about her plans — suggested she consider a run for council. (The mayor, however, has not endorsed her in this election.) In Santa Barbara’s everperseverating dialectic about growth and development, Diaz Alley says she would be a strong voice for working families.“We have a real identity crisis in this city,” she said.“Are we going to allow some growth and opportunity or are we going to shut the door in the name of preservation?”


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LESLEY WISCOMB: Raised $57,509; $13,400 from self and husband.


do battle against slow-growthers — could Lesley Wiscomb, a former-WallStreet-trader-turned-landscapearchitect, be considered a “conservative.” In fact, prominent local Democrats expressed interest early on in backing Wiscomb — chair of the Parks & Recreation Commission — but backed off when she disclosed she was not a registered member of their party. Wiscomb described herself as a lifelong decline-to-state and is guarded about divulging details about her political inclinations. Born in Minnesota, Wiscomb grew up in Boston, the daughter of an insurance company executive. After college, she began work on Wall Street for 17 years, first as a corporate bond analyst and then as a trader. There were no women “on the deck” at that time, and Wiscomb credits a supportive boss for easing her way. She would mentor other women who came after. In 1990, Wiscomb switched gears, earning a degree in landscape architecture. Five years ago she and her husband, Scott Wiscomb, moved permanently to Santa Barbara, building a new home on the Mesa. Since then, she’s quietly jumped into Santa Barbara civic life feetfirst, serving on the board of Santa Barbara Beautiful and as chair of the Master Gardeners of S.B. County, as well as becoming chair of the Parks & Rec Commission, where she earned high marks as a hardworking, apolitical problem solver. Wiscomb got into the race after planning commissioner and former mayor Sheila Lodge twisted her arm. Lodge, once a bastion of the Santa Barbara liberal slowgrowth community, joined forces about five years ago with conservative councilmember Dale Francisco and his political mentor and collaborator Jim Westby, a retired General Motors executive, and all three are strongly backing Wiscomb’s bid.

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JASON NELSON: Raised $41,498; $9,000 from police union.

Wiscomb cautioned against tampering with Santa Barbara’s architectural style, which she argued is a major tourist attraction.“We don’t want to destroy the sense of place so that no one CONT’D wants to come back,”

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she said. She’s willing to see how the experimental program included in the new general plan plays out. She noted that the Cottage Hospital workforce-housing development near St. Francis Hospital turned out far better than she — and many of the neighbors concerned about density — had thought it would.“Is that too dense for me?” she asked. “As a designer, probably.” Jason Nelson is a self-described “American Patriot” who served in Afghanistan with the Army Reserve for the better part of 10 months. Nelson figures if he could sit down and talk turkey with the tribal warlords of Afghanistan, then certainly he can do the same in Santa Barbara. Endowed with boundless energy and a playful sense of humor, Nelson set out to knock on at least 10,000 doors before all the ballots are cast. What he’s heard along the way has confirmed his own feelings that something needs to be done about homeless vagrants. For starters, Nelson says Santa Barbara needs more cops. A lot more. At a press conference held when the Police Officers Association announced their endorsement, Nelson said 20 additional sworn officers were needed. Later, he explained he asked for 20 in hopes of getting 10. If cops cost $150,000 a year, either number would constitute a big chunk of change. That money, he said, could be obtained by cutting redundancies and middle management. He does not support asking the voters to approve more taxes. That the council considered hiring a polling firm to explore the matter, he derided as “laziness and a lack of executive leadership.” He claimed a survey that he conducted informally indicated that 70 percent of the respondents opposed any such increase. Nelson has been outspoken in his criticism of Santa Barbara Police Chief Cam Sanchez, expressing dismay that he was not held accountable when a mid-level manager was caught embezzling more than $600,000. Likewise, he argued that the emergency communication center should not be moved into the Granada Garage, as is planned, but that the city could save money by contracting out such dispatch services with the County of Santa Barbara. (Police spokesperson Riley Harwood suggested that such a transfer might entail a significant loss in service levels for a vital function and would probably not save much money.) On another police matter, Nelson said he opposed the proposed gang injunction on “constitutional grounds.” After his service, he moved around the country a bit and then settled in Santa Barbara in 2004 to be close to his older brother. He worked at the Four Seasons and Trader Joe’s and took classes at S.B. City College. He was a volunteer intern with KZSB Radio general manager Les Carroll and, while at the station, met former Chamber of Commerce director Steve Cushman, who had a weekly radio show. When Cushman ran for mayor four years ago, Nelson joined the campaign as a coordinator. He had no prior experience. Cush-

man lost after being savaged as a communist by the Texas billionaire then bankrolling Dale Francisco’s campaign. The attack has soured Nelson’s feelings about Francisco’s political advisor Jim Westby. Nelson said he was approached by Councilmember Frank Hotchkiss — also backed by Westby — to bow out. He declined to do so. Although much of Nelson’s support comes from the conservative end of the political spectrum, Nelson said,“I don’t believe my policies are liberal or conservative. How is public safety liberal or conservative?”


By all reckoning, Michael Jordan ought to be a shoo-in. Not only does he have great name recognition — okay, he’s not the guy who runs Santa Barbara’s most famous basketball camp — but he’s currently the chair of the city Planning Commission. For years, that was the surefire path to the City Council. But Jordan is an engaging contrarian who defies any categorization. Jordan looks at recent city councils, and he sees “mature retired people” or “very young people out to save the world.” He’s decidedly neither. What he doesn’t see are people like himself: working fathers and middle-of-the-road, middle-aged homeowners with kids still at home.“I think that’s a dynamic that needs to be addressed,” he said. There’s another key difference.“I am by nature a pessimist,” he explained.“But I work really hard to make sure my predictions don’t come true.” Jordan grew up in San Pedro in the house his father built. He graduated from Cal State Chico, then he and his wife moved to Japan for 10 years, where he worked at American naval bases as a recreational director. They moved to Santa Barbara in 1993. The recession was raging, there were no rec jobs to be had, so Jordan sold insurance. Despite his affable grumpiness, Jordan was a joiner. He joined the Lodging & Restaurant Association, the Chamber of Commerce, and the Downtown Organization, where he emerged an energetic worker bee. As such, he landed a spot on the city’s Creeks Advisory Committee, formed to oversee the disposition of $2 million in bed taxes collected from tourists frequenting the city’s hotels and motels. At first, he was just looking out for the tourist dollar.“Before long, I got hit by the bug,” he recalled. The committee was just getting off the ground; Jordan was there to help define the mission. He started caring about creeks.“It’s one of the better examples of a tax being levied and used for the purposes the voters approved,” he said. Based on that experience, Jordan — another decline-to-state candidate — was

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MICHAEL JORDAN: Raised $13,420; Loaned self $4,000. appointed by Governor Jerry Brown to the Regional Water Quality Control Board. And about five years ago, he was appointed to the city’s Planning Commission. At that time, there were endless meetings about the general plan update, in which Santa Barbara’s rival factions debated growth and preservation. The Planning Commission would ultimately adopt a plan far more aggressive in terms of affordable housing and increased densities than the one approved by the City Council.“It took too long, and it cost too much,” Jordan said.“But in the end, the general plan is exactly what it should be.” The experimental program adopted by the council — increased densities in a limited area until 250 housing units are built or eight years lapse — is okay by Jordan, with one major caveat. “We have no measure of what’s success or failure,” he objected.“When we get to the end, we’ll have to have the same arguments all over again.” On the campaign trail, Jordan advocates for the creation of a third-party ombudsperson to help people get through the development review process. It makes no sense, he said, to have the same people causing the problem decide whether the complaints are valid. To meet the city’s unfunded infrastructure needs — $250 million worth — he said new revenue streams will be necessary, most likely a parcel tax capable of generating $70 million a year. For that to pass, he said, City Hall needs to persuade voters it’s spending their money wisely. But Jordan’s campaign got a slow start raising funds. He wasn’t aggressive enough pigeonholing donors. By the time the first reporting figures were disclosed, the front-

runners had collected four times what he’d generated. He’d never catch up.


MATTHEW HUNTER KRAMER AND CRUZITO HERRERA CRUZ Both of these candidates have raised so little money that they have failed to trigger campaign-finance reporting requirements and have been excluded from several candidate forums because of it. An accountant by trade and freelance social service provider, Cruzito Herrera Cruz comes across on the campaign trail as a mix between Aztec poet and jailhouse lawyer. He frequently cites city code out to the sixth decimal point and knows enough bureaucratic acronyms to induce temporary dyslexia. But his main point is that City Hall needs to do more — invest more — in its youth. (The $729,000 in Community Development Block Grant funds to 52 organizations should be increased to at least $2 million, he says.) At age 40, Cruz says he knows firsthand the inside of county jail and understands “my mom’s suffering.” He opposes the proposed gang injunction, arguing, “We can’t be policing our way out of a societal problem.” More neighborhood outreach and more social services provided are what’s needed, he believes. CONT’D ocTobEr 24, 2013



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Matthew Hunter Kramer, the son of a Top Gun naval aviator and grandson of the former owner of the Casmalia toxic waste site, said he was prompted to run after a mentally ill homeless man approached his 4-year old daughter in their front yard on two occasions within two weeks. The second time, Kramer said, he tackled the man and held him until police arrived. Kramer, who is 38 years old, holds no delusions that he CRUZITO HERRERA CRUZ: No fundraising reported. might win but explained he’s running “to raise issues.” A Republican until his 2005 mayoral bid — he opposed the wars in submit to qualify for the ballot must be Iraq and Afghanistan and has since been substantially increased. Throughout the independent — Kramer said the homeless race, Kramer has sent out notices that he’s need better case management than they withdrawn at various times, only to reenter. currently get and that the police depart“Trust but verify,” he said with a cautionary ment needs new leadership. He argued that twinkle. City Council elections should be publicly financed — to the tune of $40,000 per candidate — to reduce the influence of For a longer version of this special interests. For that to work, he said, story, visit the number of signatures candidates must /council2013.

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KIDS /: Downtown Safe Trick or Treat � State Street and Paseo Nuevo will host hundreds of tiny ghouls and ninjas, as Santa Barbara families gather downtown for their share of the treats! All participating businesses will display an orange ghost in the window — don’t forget to bring a bag for all of your candy! -pm. Downtown Santa Barbara, State and De la Guerra sts. Free. Call -. /: The Silk Road Ensemble � Travel the world without leaving your seat. Delight in musical cultures from Asia, Europe, and the Americas, and explore the universal mysteries of life, death, and longing. -pm. Campbell Hall, UCSB. $-$. Call -. Read

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THURSDAY 10/24 /: Hollywood U � In the mood to hear U without the hassle of driving to a major venue or paying considerable cash? The world’s leading U tribute band will perform music from all the U albums fans love and respect. pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club,  State St. $. Ages +. Call -. /: The Legends and

Adventures of Uncle Davy Brown: Facts and Fiction � Join author and fourth-generation Californian Roy Harthorn as he tells truths and tales of Uncle Davy Brown, the colorful frontiersman who lived in Santa Barbara County in the s. :pm. Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum and Parks-Janeway Carriage House,  Sagunto St., Santa Ynez. Free$. Call -. /: Composers’ Forum � Prominent composers Lera Auer-

bach and John Harbison will be together at the same place at the same time. This is a rare opportunity to hear from them about their virtuosity. :-pm. Old Little Theater, UCSB. Free. Call -. /: La Original Banda el Limón � This -piece force is one of the oldest groups in contemporary Mexican banda at  years young. Mixing traditional and new sounds, they will perform hits from their  Latin Grammy– winning album Soy Tu Maestro. pm. Chumash Casino Resort,  E. Hwy. , Santa Ynez. $$. Call () -. /: Artist-Run Spaces with Eve Fowler � Calling all artists! L.A.-based artist Eve Fowler will discuss the importance of being active, taking initiative, and maintaining viability as an artist. Space is limited, so RSVP. -pm. Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara,  Paseo Nuevo. Free. Call () -. CONT’D ON P. 

/: Trick or Treat: La Cumbre Plaza � Once again, La Cumbre Plaza will be ready to host costumed kids of all ages in their ravenous pursuit of all things sugar. Plus, this year some retailers might be handing out coupons for mom and dad! -pm. La Cumbre Plaza,  S. Hope Ave. Free. Call -.

FAMILY /: th Annual Día de los Muertos Celebration at the S.B. Museum of Art Join the museum in honoring the Mexican tradition of remembering the dead with a variety of family festivities. -pm. S.B. Museum of Art,  State St. Free. Call -. �

/-/: th Annual

Solvang Halloween Haunted House and Street Fest � Solvang is going all out

this year for Halloween. Take a walk through the halls of a haunted Asylum, where “madness lingers in every shadow,” and then head out to nd Street for a variety of treats (like spooky churros) and a beer gar-

den. On Thursday, nd Street will be the site of a “Trunk or Treat”—that is, trick or treating from car to car. A kid-friendly version of the haunted house will run each day, -:pm, with the fright factor getting significantly amplified afterward. -:pm.  nd St., Solvang. Free-$. Call -. /: Boocara! Halloween Celebration

/-/: The Nightmare House � Presented by HauntSB, the Nightmare House is an experience suited for only the most adventurous spook-enthusiasts. Once participants sign a waiver and release form (seriously), they’ll be taken on a journey through the psyche of (fictional) serial killer Damian Bloodworth. Groups of six will be taken into the house, through Bloodworth’s twisted memories and thoughts, and should expect to exit about  minutes later. It is strongly recommended that tickets be purchased online in advance. Each ticket comes with a time assignment, so pay attention when booking your trip into this psychological death trap. Fri.-Sun. and Thu.: pm-midnight; Mon.-Wed.: -pm. Fishbon Pescadrome,  S. Quarantina St. Ages +. Visit

For the third straight year, Bacara Resort & Spa opens its doors to spooksters of all ages (including adults) for an afternoon of treats, sweets, games, and eerie fun! Kids will bob for apples and make s’mores, while the grownups partake in specially made cocktails. It’s the costume contest, though, that figures to be the event’s highlight; the winner of the kid’s contest gets a slumber party, while the adult victor is granted a one-night stay in the resort! Space is limited, so get your tickets before it’s too late. -pm. Bacara Resort & Spa,  Hollister Ave. Free-$. Call -. �

/: Calle Real Halloween Extravaganza � For one day only, Calle Real Shopping Center will transform into a spooktacular Halloween haven that’s both safe and exciting for kids of all ages. This year, your little monsters will get to climb over inflatable bounce houses, ride on a train, get their faces painted, and (of course) collect plenty of candy! -pm. Calle Real Ctr.,  Calle Real, Goleta. Free. Call -. /: The Wilde Circus: Vitriol � This immersive and interactive

Halloween event will feature the work and talents of a variety of area artists: actors, visual artists, fire dancers, event puppeteers. :pm. Santa Barbara Art Foundry,  Santa Barbara St. $-$. Ages +. Call -.

ADULTS ONLY /: ALO Halloween Bash � California’s own Animal Liberation Orchestra will bring its unique blend of fun, pop, and rock to SOhO, making for a Halloween evening that’s sure to groove. pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club,  State St. $. Ages +. Call -. /: Voodoo Lounge nd Annual Canary Rooftop Halloween Dance Party � The Canary Rooftop is, once again, the place to be this Halloween. Not only will there be a “Voodoo Altar,” but there’s sure to be plenty of creepy dancing, tricks, and treats (read: special spooky cocktails). Don’t forget to bring comfortable shoes! pm. Canary Hotel,  W. Carrillo St. $-$. Ages +. Call -.

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Parent-Child Workshop Rummage Sale � Not your

typical rummage sale or fundraiser, this yearly event provides incredible bargains ranging from clothing to antiques. Baked goods are also for sale. Fri.: :am-pm; Sat.: :ampm. ½ Santa Barbara St. Free. Call -. /: The Molly Ringwald Project � Dust off your Reebok pumps and jelly shoes: The ’s are back. This band of six from all over the Central Coast performs songs that bring back all the nostalgic vibes that we loved so much. Noon. Ranch & Reata Roadhouse,  Sagunto St., Santa Ynez. $. Call -.

SATURDAY 10/26 /: Carpinteria Museum Marketplace � This popular monthly market features  vendors with great bargains on everything from antiques and toys to handcrafted gifts and housewares. am-pm. Carpinteria Valley Museum of History,  Maple Ave., Carpinteria. Call -. /: Thrill the World! � Perform Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” at exactly the same moment as part of a global celebration while raising money for the area Boys & Girls Clubs and the Rwanda Education Fund. -pm. S.B. Courthouse Sunken Gardens,  Anacapa St. $ suggested donation. Call . Read more on p. .

/: SBCC Center for Lifelong Learning Presents Mind & Supermind: Expanding the Limits of Consciousness � Dr. Jim

/: S.B. Ukulele Club � Listen to this: a ukulele playing and singing group that meets every Saturday. :-:pm. S.B. Maritime Museum,  Harbor Wy. Free. Call -. /: N.Y. Met Live: The Nose From Argentina to Uruguay, this live production of Shostakovich’s opera about a bureaucrat’s misadventures in finding his own nose will be simulcast live in our own town. :-:am. Arlington Theatre,  State St. $-$. Call -.

/-/: The Redemptive Power of Storytelling � In conjunction with the S.B. Public Library Big Read, this performance includes selections from The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien, along with other stories from military men and women. Sat.: :m; Sun.: pm. Center Stage Theater,  Paseo Nuevo. $-$. Call -. /: Passion Pit with The Joy Formidable � Passion Pit’s carefully layered synth-driven tracks are catchy, thoughtful, and just plain fun. Don’t miss opener The Joy Formidable either, as their female frontwoman puts her own spin on a similar sound. pm. S.B. Bowl,  N. Milpas St. $.$.. Call -. Read more on p. .


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Kwako discusses how heaven is already a part of who we are. :-:pm. Tannahill Auditorium, Schott Campus, Rm. ,  W. Padre St. $. Call -. /: Auerbach and Mozart � Composer and pianist Lera Auerbach joins Camerata Pacifica principal cellist Ani Aznavoorian, principal violist Richard O’Neill, and violinist Amy Schwartz Moretti to perform works that have taken her around the world’s stages.  and :pm. Hahn Hall, Music Academy of the West,  Fairway Rd. $. Call -.

/: Lucky Rabbit Sanctuary Fundraiser � This nonprofit organization finds loving homes for these beautiful abandoned, neglected, and abused rabbits. Enjoy food, games, raffles, and so much more. Noon-pm. Mentor bldg. (at the koi pond),  Hollister Ave. Free-$. Call -.

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ď›œď˜š/ď˜şď˜ż: The Harvest Festival  Celebrate homegrown food, and enjoy live music and games. This fundraiser for the nonproďŹ t Trinity Gardens will also include a plant and pottery sale. ď›œď›œam-ď˜şpm. Trinity Lutheran Church, ď™ ď˜šď™ N. La Cumbre Rd. Free-$ď˜˝. Call ď˜žď˜ťď˜ż-ď˜ťď˜şď˜šď›œ.

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MONDAY 10/28 ď›œď˜š/ď˜şď™€: SOhO Movie Night  You don’t have to choose a favorite: Shaun of the Dead, the music video for Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,â€? and Zombieland will all be screened. Costumes are encouraged. ď˜żpm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, ď›œď˜şď˜şď›œ State St. Free. Call ď™ ď˜žď˜ş-ď˜żď˜żď˜żď˜ž. ď›œď˜š/ď˜şď™€: The Healthcare Movie  Obamacare on your mind? This documentary explains the nation’s medical system and how it ranks against our neighbors to the north. ď˜ż-ď™ pm. Live Oak Unitarian, ď™€ď˜şď˜š N. Fairview Ave., Goleta. Free. Ages ď›œď˜š+. Call ď˜žď™€ď˜ş-ď˜˝ď›œď™€ď˜ť.

ď›œď˜š/ď˜şď™€: Nassim Nicholas Taleb  The author of The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable, which has nothing to do with dancing, will share insight into his work on conundrums, coincidence, and improbability. -ď›œď˜špm. Campbell Hall, UCSB. Free. Ages ď›œď˜ž+. Call ď™€ď™ ď˜ť-ď˜ťď˜˝ď˜ťď˜˝.

ď›œď˜š/ď˜şď˜ż: Lions, Elephants & Giants: Trials, Tragedies, Triumphs  Join Michael “Nickâ€? Nichols, longtime photographer for National Geographic and the magazine’s editor at large for photography, for a talk followed by a book-signing of his latest book, Earth to Sky: Among Africa’s Elephants, A Species in Crisis. ď˜żpm. Marjorie Luke Theatre, ď˜żď˜şď›œ E. Cota St. $ď›œď˜š. Call ď™€ď™€ď˜ź-ď˜źď˜šď™€ď˜ż. Read more on p. ď˜˝ď›œ.

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/:  Feet from Stardom  Award-winning director Morgan Neville turns the spotlight away from the big stars and onto the talented crew of backup singers behind some of the biggest acts of the century. :pm. Campbell Hall, UCSB. $-$. Call -.

TUESDAY 10/29 /: Nelson Lichtenstein  Professor Lichtenstein will sign copies of his new books, State of the Union and A Contest of Ideas, his latest forays into the study of labor and economics in the United States. pm. Chaucer’s Books,  State St. Free. Call -.

/: In the Name Of  The SBIFF Showcase Film Series continues with the complicated tale of a conflicted priest and a troubled town in rural America. :pm. Plaza de Oro,  S. Hitchcock Wy. $.-$.. Call -.

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/: Estonian National Symphony Orchestra  Neeme Järvi conducts the best of the eastern European nation, leading them through Brahms, Sibelius, and more. pm. Granada Theatre,  State St. $-$. Call -.

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/: The Rocky Horror Picture Show  RHPS is the be-all end-all of showy sing-alongs, so do it in style this weekend and break out the leather chaps. You know the drill — Canary Hotel roof, drinks by Finch & Fork, always a good time. :pm. Canary Hotel,  W. Carrillo St. Free. Ages +. Call -.


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/: Juan de los Muertos (Juan of the Dead)  If Shaun of the Dead is too British for you, check out NG Cuba’s continuation of its film series featuring Cuban filmmakers — in this installment battling hordes of the undead and Cuba’s oppressive government all in one. A Q&A with the film’s writer/ director, Alejandro Brugués, will follow the screening. -pm. Pollock Theater, UCSB. $-$. Call -.

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“I had a lot of medical issues that got in the way of my education. I always wanted to go back; schooling is very important,” said Khari Thompson while she got a head start on some English classwork at Chase Palm Park. Thompson is a student at the Schott Center and is currently working toward her high school diploma.

Melissa Stever and her daughter Alina Stever-Murray enjoy the sand and sun at East Beach after a day of playing at the park. “I love that there are so many parks and recreation areas for children; this is a blessed place,” said Stever, who lived in Santa Barbara for 14 years before moving to Mexico, where she lives now.

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There’s nothing like a warm bath after a day of play at the beach — especially if your ears are full of sand, you have tar on your paws, and your fur smells like seaweed. Which would make you a dog. But canines need cleaning too (although they may not agree), and when better to get a scrub than before hopping into the car to head home? That’s why CARE4Paws is having a Dog Wash at Hendry’s Beach this weekend. Folks can sit back and relax as CARE volunteers pamper your pooch — and raise funds for the nonprofit, whose mission is to keep pet overbreeding and reduce the number of critters in area shelters. Sunday, October 27, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Hendry’s Beach. For more information, call 968-care (2273) or visit — Michelle Drown


arpinteria writer James Claffey has a new collection of short fiction, Blood a Cold Blue. Claffey, orginally from County Westmeath, Ireland, lives on an avocado ranch with his wife, writer and artist Maureen Foley; their daughter, Maisie; and occasionally, his son, Simon. The stories in Blood a Cold Blue are very short. Talk a little about writing the short-short story. Short fiction requires a discipline and great deal of care, and it’s this focused, tightly woven writing that I try to produce. I begin with an image, or a specific memory, and let my imagination lead me to a natural conclusion. I see the writing of the short fiction story as putting together a cryptic crossword puzzle, making sure a thematic resonance exists, and that same thematic, structural resonance should be present in the short prose piece. That focus on image and imagination occasionally led me to feel I was reading a prose poem. When does a prose poem become a short-short story, and vice-versa? I’m not sure there’s a cut-and-dried answer to this, except in the case of short prose that might not necessarily contain a traditional story arc and instead has more of an elusive narrative thread. If you read Lydia Davis’s work, the Man Booker International prize committee said her work had “the brevity and precision of poetry.” That quote might create the litmus test for the prose/poetry conundrum. My wife says many of my pieces are prose poems, and I don’t disagree, but in the end I hope the writing succeeds and is what matters, not so much its categorization. There’s a kind of hard-boiled sensibility married to an avant-garde flair in these stories. Where does that come from? Chicago writer Ben Tanzer says the stories contain “rhythm


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it h cooler temperatures creeping around the corner, it’s time to start pulling out those wooly coats — or, in our case, light jackets. To help with what to wear during Santa Barbara’s mild winters, fashion and lifestyle connoisseur Samantha Hutchinson has some great tips on her blog Could I Have That? ( Hutchinson fell into the fashion blogging arena in 2009. After studying art history and humanities at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, she returned to Santa Barbara and started Could I Have That? The project began as a virtual diary — a place where Hutchinson could write about what she loved at the moment. However, once she began receiving feedback from her posts, she started developing an editorial calendar and working with clothing brands. From there, Could I Have That? grew into a full-fledged blog about anything and everything — from fashion to lifestyle to beauty and more — all managed by Hutchinson from her abode. Gaining most of her inspiration from various websites, such as Pinterest and street-style blogs, Hutchinson also finds ideas from her life — whether she’s traveling, exploring Santa Barbara, or entertaining her friends at her house. Some key pieces Hutchinson saw frequenting the runways of New York Fashion Week and making an appearance in the L.A. fashion scene are hints of red, funky sneakers with leopard prints, cowboy-esque boots, mock turtlenecks, and masculine-inspired pieces. “It’s kind of tough [for Santa Barbara] when we don’t have seasons, but I would say definitely shades of green … Whites are even big this season,” Hutchinson said.“A really good blazer is always good to have in this town, and then a good sort of oversize cashmere wrap that you could put around almost like a chunky scarf, and chunky knits are always good. Knitwear is Santa Barbara’s number one.” Hutchinson’s blog incorporates pieces from a high- to lowend price range so there is something for everyone.“It’s just all about what you love, and it’s okay if you love a necklace from Forever  and you have Chanel shoes,” she said.“I think that’s kind of the era we’re living in nowadays, with fashion especially — mixing the high and low — formulating your own personal style and finding things that you love and making it work.” The fact that Hutchinson’s hobby turned into a career is something she never expected.“I think what I love most is the fact that I get to live in Santa Barbara and have this kind of relaxed lifestyle, but then still have a hand in the fashion industry, which really, five years ago, you couldn’t be a part of it unless you were in New York or L.A.,” Hutchinson said. Hutchinson recommends checking out the following shops:


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According to au courant fashion magazines, websites, and the latest ready-to-wear fabrics and styles seen on the runways of New York, Milan, Paris, and L.A., the autumn/ winter trends include layering, prints, and bold color. Here is a list of what’s hot for this cool season.

Hats: Anything and everything from fedoras to baseball caps to knitted hats — especially beanies — are all up for grabs.

Prints: Leopard, plaid, and pinstripe patterns abound, giving those daring enough the chance to bring those styles out again. Menswear-inspired prints also make the cut with houndstooth and herringbone patterns.

Colors: Color blocking was a popular trend on this year’s runway, all while incorporating style such as militaryinspired greens with maroon, navy, and white. Reds are also a must-have for this season, whether it’s a bold blazer or a pair of heels. Shoes: The mid-bootie (pictured above) is the go-to option, from one outfit to the next, during the cooler months.

Sweaters: Turtlenecks. (Did I really just write turtleneck?) Whether we like it or not, they are making their return yet again, but this time with a sophisticated edge. So give it a shot. Otherwise, the classic knits and comfy, warm sweaters are the way to go; pair with jeans, a cute scarf, or some chunky jewelry, and there you go. For more information on this year’s fashion dos and don’ts, visit: • Kakoon, 116 E. Yanonali St., 698-7569, • • Dressed & Ready, 1253 Coast Village Rd., 565-1253, • • Jenni Kayne, 525 San Ysidro Rd., Montecito, 309-0550, • • Chapala & Parker, 350 Chapala St., 962-1115, • • Lovebird Boutique & Jewelry Bar, 7 E. De la Guerra St., 568-3800; • 535 State St., 560-8800;



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hen it comes to celebrating wedding anniversaries, there are two distinct types of wife: the needy ones who demand hearts, flowers, and other manufactured, predictable demonstrations of affection just so they can feel appropriately, annually adulated. And there are the more evolved, laissez-faire ladies who reject clichéd notions of romance and not only prefer but even inspire frequent, spontaneous acts of tenderness from their un-put-upon partners. And I’m totally that first one. But I’m not proud of it. You see, I have a kind and generous husband who regularly, spontaneously, exuberantly fills my gas tank (absolutely not a euphemism), rubs my back, and fills my gas tank (yeah, that time was a euphemism). He’s creative and patient and funny and smart, handsome, hardworking, and pretty much perfect in every way. Except he has acute flipping amnesia about our anniversary. He’s lived through 19 of them now (only because I have lousy aim), and it’s the same every year: I wait for him to mention that it’s coming up; he doesn’t; I finally remind him; he is surprised; the day comes; he does nothing; I confess that I was hoping for some small acknowledgement of our enduring … you know … love linkage; he gulps and says he’s sorry; I huff around for several days telling myself that gas-tank skills are nothing to sniff at. But it bothers me. It does. The guy remembers to regularly change the furnace filter and clear the rain gutters. But he can’t — or is it won’t? — remember to honor the day we promised to, well, honor one another. It’s a blind spot on his brain, and apparently it’s a common affliction. “He forgot our anniversary this by Starshine year for the second year in a row,” a friend confessed about her husband. “The worst part was that when I brought it up, he’d forgotten that he email: forgot last year!” Why do we care so much? What does it matter if our hairier halves make a fuss over us on some arbitrary day of the year? It’s just that the longer you’re together, the more unnecessary grand gestures start to seem. Time — and endurance — are more compelling proof of our devotion than a Hallmark card or dinner reservation could ever be. But I want to believe that even if we don’t make opportunities to demonstrate our adoration, we’ll at least take opportunities to do so. “To me, it’s important because it’s the birthday of our marriage,” says my friend. To her husband, it’s just “a day that will result in a pissed-off wife if it’s mishandled.” And therein lies the problem: If we can’t make them care … is it really worthwhile to make them act like they care? Here’s how this goes down in my head: I don’t want him to do it purely out of obligation … then again, why does he see it as an obligation rather than a fortuitous excuse to make me dopey-grinned? … Fine, then if it’s such a big deal, why don’t I shower him with hearts and flowers? … Because he sees no value in them whatsoever, and look at that: We’re right back where we started. Next year is our 20th anniversary, and I still hold out hope that he’ll take the hint — and by “hint” I mean publishing a national column that people will almost certainly cut out of their local newspapers and mail to him anonymously, and by people I mean me. I just have a feeling this is going to be the year he finally comes through with a babysitter (my mom may be free, but ask a month ahead of time), spa weekend at a fancy hotel (watch Groupon for deals), and box of dark-chocolatecovered salted caramels approximately the size of my head. Call me a dreamer.


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team might be getting together in 2063, the 50thanniversary year of their current season. The exhilaration of winning a CIF championship — or the memories of games well played, win or lose — lasts a long, long time. I saw it three years ago, when a couple dozen Santa Barbara Dons gathered to reminisce about their triumph in 1960. I experienced it last weekend, when I joined 30 teammates to celebrate St. Francis High’s back-to-back championship seasons in 1963 and ’64. St. Francis, known as “the little school on the hill,” had an enrollment of 380 boys who lived in La Cañada and the surrounding foothill communities. From an early age, we aspired to play for the Golden Knights, the varsity football team coached by Jack Friedman, a legendary taskmaster. Several of his teams had fallen just short of CIF glory. In 1963, we had the talent to succeed, and we applied ourselves with a spiritual fervor, much to the delight of our Franciscan teachers. It was not easy. We had to bounce back from a loss and beat Bishop Amat for the league crown. Second-place teams did not qualify for the play-offs. Our first play-off game was postponed for a day of grieving after the assassination of President Kennedy on November 22. Victories over West Covina, Claremont, and Santa Ana Valley sent us into the Class AAA championship game against La Mirada in the L.A. Coliseum. It was the first game of a double-header — Loyola and El Rancho played for the AAAA crown — and almost 25,000 fans were in attendance. We drove the length of the field in the final quarter and won, 7-0. The 1964 team followed us with a perfect 13-0 season and another CIF title. The school welcomed us back last Friday to share our experiences with the 2013 Golden Knights. Tom Verti, a starter on both championship squads who later was a threeyear letterman at the University of Washington, summed up our feelings when he said,“The best times I ever had were right here at St. Francis.” We met the players in a shiny field house, a far cry from the dark dungeon — the remnant of an ancient country club — that served as our locker room. The school has been upgraded to serve 675 students with an array of educational programs, but there still is a lot of pride in the football teams. Fr. Tony Marti, the president of St. Francis, recently drew a 15-yard penalty CHAMPION QUARTERBACK: Coley when he berated an Candaele led the Carpinteria official on the sideWarriors to three consecutive CIF line. The next week, championships in the late 1980s. he found yellow flags all around the

campus and on his desk. Thankfully, after we spoke to the Golden Knights, they went out and defeated Cathedral, 31-21, to raise their record to 7-0. They are ranked No.  in the CIF Western Division, but they are long shots to go all the way in the play-offs. They still have to face Mission League opponents Serra and Chaminade, teams ranked No.  and No. . Bishop Diego, also 7-0, plays in the Tri-Valley League, another league of extraordinary teams. The Cardinals, top-ranked in the CIF Northwest Division, take the field against No.  Oak Park on Saturday night, October 26, at La Playa Stadium. Oak Park is coming off a victory over Nordhoff, the defending CIF champion. Carpinteria, which holds the No.  spot, travels to Ojai on Friday night to face Nordhoff. Meanwhile, the Dos Pueblos Chargers, after back-toback victories over Santa Barbara and San Marcos, are gunning for the Channel League championship. They are the league’s only ranked team — No.  in the Western Division — heading into this Friday night’s home game against Ventura. Despite the increase in divisions and play-off berths, a CIF football championship remains a cherished achievement. That’s why people remember them 50 years later. SBCC, 6-0, is one of two undefeated community college football teams in the Southland. The Vaqueros scored their latest victory on a safety in the final minutes at Antelope Valley, 18-16. CANDAELE ALWAYS BURNING: Like all great champions, Coley Candaele attributes his success to the people around

him. “I was so fortunate to play with a great group of guys, and my parents and coaches taught me well,” said Candaele, who quarterbacked the Carpinteria Warriors to three — that’s right, three — CIF titles in 1987, 1988, and 1989. He also was one of the nation’s top middle-distance runners, winning the state 1,600-meter title in 1990. He may be the best schoolboy athlete I’ve ever seen. Lompoc High’s Napoleon Kaufman was a dazzling running back and a state sprint champion, but Candaele’s quarterback-miler combination was unique. Candaele added to his legacy as Carpinteria’s football coach. In 2002, he led the Warriors to another CIF crown, capping a 14-0 season. Vista Murrieta, a new school in Riverside County, recruited him to get its athletic program off the ground. Candaele has guided its football teams into four CIF finals — winning the Inland title in 2011 — and also brought four CIF track-and-field team titles to Murrieta. Candaele will be inducted into the Carpinteria High School Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, November 8, during halftime of the Warriors’ football game against Oak Park. He will be occupied by a Vista Murrieta game that night, but he will appear at the November 9 banquet honoring the inductees at the Carpinteria Boys & Girls Club. The last time the Hall of Fame added members was in 2010. The new class also includes former basketball stars Kevin Purcell

BY SEA OR LAND: S.B. über-surfer Lakey Peterson recently took to the streets for a little trot — the Nike Women’s Half Marathon in San Francisco. Olympic marathoner Joan Benoit suggested Peterson, who finished well, become a serious runner, to which she responded,“That’s an honor, but you’re crazy!”

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RESIDENT ALIENS: Owner Martin Brown (right) and manager Chad Nassif keep curious wines flowing at Area 5.1.

Local Food Scores an Olive-Oil-Led Menu by George Yatchisin


’m trying to decide what I want to be when I grow up,” jokes Theo Stephan, who has just opened Global Gardens’ Caliterranean Café in Los Alamos. She started her olive-oil and gourmetfood business in 1998, opened a storefront in Los Olivos in 2006, and says of her latest venture, “I always told the kids I’d never open a restaurant, so I’m calling this a culinary and tasting experience. It’s my excuse to get the commercial kitchen and the baker’s oven I always wanted.” Seriously, the spot is adding to Los Alamos’s ever-growing foodie cred, with Stephan developing a different menu each week to CALITERRANEAN: Soak up some delicious, olive serve lunch and dinner, Thursdayoil–starring fare at Global Gardens Café, the latest Sunday. “We post the menu on culinary addition to Los Alamos’ Bell Street. Facebook as our new website is under construction,” she explains. “Whenever we did tastings, people would say And if you eat outside at the new location, to us, ‘I want to come to your house for dinyou might be dining right where your food ner,’ and now they can.” came from — there are Montecito Urban The menus feature Stephan’s signature Farms Tower Gardens, planters along the food style Caliterranean — that’s a portwalls, and even plants growing in the buildmanteau of Californian and Mediterranean, ing’s gutters.“They are not just for show, oh awash in the fine olive oil she produces.“Cali- my gosh, no,” Stephan insists.“We did at least terranean eating is a more plant-based diet, a dozen salads from our own gardens last 85 percent vegetarian, but we also serve meat weekend, and that’s just going to increase. and cheese,” says Stephan, who is especially We’re also planting a much larger garden in fond of serving DeyDey’s Best Beef Ever,“the the back.” most perfectly marStephan is sharing bled grass-fed beef her spot with the Casa Delight in the deliI’ve worked with.” Dumetz tasting room, ciously local at Global A typical weekly recently expanded and Gardens’ Caliterranean Café (380 Bell menu features five moved down the Bell St., Los Alamos). Call 344-2222 or visit or six well-priced Street block. “It’s been mains and three desfantastic,” Stephan says. serts. The mains will “Sonja [Magdevski, include a daily dip and a protein power plate, owner and winemaker at Casa Dumetz] and but those change with the seasons — recent I have so much in common — her parents are offerings included either a curry or Kalafrom the same region in Macedonia that my mata-olive yogurt dip with veggies, a ciabatta father is from. We’re not business partners, roll and focaccia square, and a protein plate of but our core business philosophy is the same. roasted almonds, Holey Cow “Swiss” cheese, And we hope this spot is a place to pull up a chèvre cheese balls, and olives. “If people eat barstool to eat or taste and chat. We have a here, they’re going to taste something really great sisterhood, and I think it’s going to get fresh that tastes really good,” Stephan asserts. stronger and stronger.” “I’m big on creating intense and memorable It’s Stephan’s daughter Ani who is the drivflavors.” ing force behind the ice creams, as she’s loved She also wants you to be able to replicate them since she was very young: As Stephan the meals at home, claiming, “We have an area says,“Her sister would take money for good in the store called ‘Now Playing’ that shows grades; she’d take ice cream.” Of course at what products are in each week’s menu.” So if Global Gardens, the ice cream is olive-oil you like your meal, you can buy that Califorbased, which means “it has a different creaminia Estate Mission Blood Orange Extra Virness” that leads Stephan to claim,“We really gin Olive Oil or Mexican Chipotle Mustard want to take the ice cream somewhere.” For — perhaps even the Olive Oil and Vinegar now, you just have to take yourself to Los for Life cookbook — and get Caliterranean in Alamos to enjoy it. There will be a pumpkin your own home kitchen. flavor all through the fall. ■


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he newest wine face in the exponing this project on his own but with wines nentially buzzing Funk Zone draws made by his brother and lots of help from its interior design cues from the manager Chad Nassif — takes that notion of midcentury bomb shelter palette, anti-formal into a whole new, well, dimension, but the biggest explosion seems to have even throwing up flat-screen TVs that have already happened inside the walls, where become popular with the Saturday college the traditional tasting-room experience has football crowd. It’s certainly not for purists, been blown to but for the growing smithereens. crowds — dare we say “This is the it: millennials! — who funky, groovy, enjoy interesting Equinox (2012): This fruity blend of rich post–Cold War wines in unpretenwhite Rhône varietals viognier, roussanne, bunker that is Area tious ways, Area . marsanne, and grenache blanc gets extra .,” said Martin might as well be called pickup and zest from the addition of the Brown, surrounded Ground Zero. Spanish grape albariño. “Spain’s not that far by graffiti-esque The inspiration from the Rhône,” said Martin Brown. $24 spray paintings of itself came from when • aliens, folders full the Brown brothers Majestic 12 (2012): An ode to the clandesof tasting notes got their green cards tine crew of scientists, generals, and bureaustamped “Top a few years back and crats who were tasked to ponder human life Secret,” and a miliheard the official say after alien contact, this blend of sangiovese, tary chalkboard that they were now barbera, and nebbiolo “are not the Italian varietals that typically go hand-in-hand,” featuring a grid of “resident aliens.” Jokes said Brown. “There’s a little Piedmont, a little Air Force fighter about Area  ensued, Tuscany, and a little Po River.” $28 squadrons. And to until Martin realized • match the curious it would be a good décor of the new name for a winery. Collusion (2012): Heavily leaning on syrah from three blocks of one Happy Canyon Area . Winery Fast-forward to the vineyard with a nice chunk of mourvèdre and on East Yanonali redevelopment of the a tiny bit grenache, “this is a GSM with not Street, Brown Bay Café property much G,” said Brown, who also has a habit of is offering wine into the Anacapa calling the mourvèdre “mataró” as they do in blends that are Project, and Area . his native Australia. $32 equally wacky, such — slightly revamped as the White Light for fears of possible , featuring sautrademark infringevignon blanc mixed with chenin blanc mixed ment — finally found a home, originally slated with sémillon to deliver both citrusy crispto be in the building where The Lark is but ness and tropical character.“I feel that unique eventually settling into the long building styles of wine are catching a lot of attention,” along Yanonali. he explained.“So we are working on really Though Area . is less than two months unique blends that we treat like secrets, where old, Brown is already pleased with his crowds, no one knows exactly what’s in them.” thanks in large part to the healthy cross-proOriginally hailing from Adelaide, Austramotion going on with all of the tasting rooms, lia, Brown and his brother Mike — an early restaurants, and other businesses in the Funk adopter of Santa Barbara wine country, havZone.“There is a nice relationship amongst ing worked at Santa Ynez Winery in the early everyone down here,” he said of the neighbor1980s before stops at Mosby and Buttonwood hood.“This is now a destination on its own.” — have spent the past decade building Kalyra Winery into a “relaxed and approachable” Area 5.1 Winery is located place to learn to love wine, both at the valon East Yanonali Street but ley winery on Refugio Road and the tasting technically at 137 Anacapa Street, Unit B. room down the street in the Funk Zone. Call 770-7251 or see With Area ., Martin — who’s officially run-

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“She was made for this role,” Sund said, pointing out that in addition to her lively spirit, Kadow shares a first name with her character. Inspired by female movie stars like Katharine Hepburn, Bette Davis, and Rosalind Russell, Sund set his version of the story in midcentury America. The score features 1950s pop music and hula alongside Stravinsky and Ravel. Designer Christina A. Giannini is hard at work on costumes that will evoke the era of sock hops and soda fountains, and while Sund relies on the cast for their strong classical ballet technique, he’s also introducing elements of jazz and free-form dancing, athletic sequences, and highly demanding lifts, especially for the leads. For a production like this, the cast’s acting ability is just as important as the technical requirements — it’s a funny, irreverent play, and Sund aims to evoke laughs. For these young lovers and dance partners, Taming of the Shrew is far from a misogynistic story about the need to subdue unruly women.“I feel powerful in my role,” Kadow



rom the Cole Porter musical Kiss Me, Kate to 1999’s teen cult classic  Things I Hate About You, Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew has been remade in so many genres and set in so many eras, even those who’ve never heard of the play are familiar with its story. The farcical tale centers on the wooing of Katherine (Kate) — the hottempered “shrew” in question — by the nobleman Petruchio, who eventually “tames” Kate’s feisty nature. It’s not exactly a politically correct tale for modern audiences, which is why choreographer Robert Sund has done some adapting of his own. This Saturday, State Street Ballet (SSB) will unveil Sund’s version of the play at the Granada Theatre. For Sund, Taming of the Shrew is a comical take on the battle of the sexes and a chance for both male and female leads to flex their power. Interestingly, the dancers chosen to play the two lead roles, Kate Kadow and Jack Stewart, are a real-life couple. In rehearsal at SSB’s studios last week, they worked on the grand pas de deux at the end of the ballet, when Petruchio has finally won Kate’s affection. As Stewart supported Kadow in a slow pirouette, they gazed into each other’s eyes and smiled. Minutes later, as the duet came to an end, Kadow lost her balance and slumped awkwardly to the floor. The two burst into giggles. “I feel really comfortable dancing with Jack,” explained Kadow, for whom this production marks the first time she’ll dance the lead role in a full, two-act ballet.


THE tktk:WALKING tktk DEAD: Thrill the World dancers filled the Santa Barbara Courthouse Sunken Gardens in 2012. Watch them do it again this Saturday.


his Saturday, October 26, World Dance Santa Barbara unites the zombified masses for Thrill the World, the annual dance event to the tune of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” On top of the dress-up-and-dance, World Dance S.B. is also using the event as a way to help raises funds for beneficiaries near and far. Folks interested in taking part in the dance can pop into one of the group’s many

open classes this week. A $35 donation gets you the steps, and all the proceeds benefit the Santa Barbara and Santa Maria Boys & Girls Clubs and World Dance for Humanity’s Education Program in Rwanda. Thrill the World shakes down locally at 2 p.m. in the Santa Barbara Courthouse Sunken Gardens ( Anacapa St.). For more info, visit facebook .com/WorldDanceForHumanity. — Aly Comingore

said.“I don’t feel that I’m tamed so much as I come around.” Stewart worded it slightly differently: “She kicks my ass just as much as I kick hers.” State Street Ballet presents Taming of the Shrew at the Granada Theatre on Saturday, October 26, at 7:30 p.m. For tickets, call 899-2222 or visit To learn more about the company, visit statestreet — Elizabeth Schwyzer


Discovered via Bandcamp and quickly signed to a major label (Columbia), Cults’ debut didn’t seem to stand a chance. But then something strange happened: Cults the album worked, thanks to an earwormy blend of hooky guitars and sombersweet ’60s girl-group melodies. While sophomore effort Static doesn’t veer too far from the original formula, it also really doesn’t pack the punch of its predecessor. In its first incarnation, Cults was all about blending bummer lyrics with Madeline Follin’s upbeat, sing-songy deliveries. Here, the orchestrations stay relatively cheery, but the morose deliveries and Static-y production tricks suck the life right out of the thing. It’s a shame, too, because there’s a wellspring of goodness lurking beneath the fuzzy surface. (See late-album highlight “We’ve Got It.”) Ultimately, though, Static suffers from trying to complicate Cults beyond its simple, catchy trappings. — AC



MIKKE ‘‘NICK’ MIKE NICKK’ NNICHOLS ICHOLS TALKS LIONS, ELEPHANTS & GIANTS For most photographers, there are few grails holier than National Geographic. The 12-decade-old magazine publishes some of the most consistently striking wildlife photography on the planet, and the chance to shoot for them is, to say it simply, a game changer in the photog world. For Mike “Nick” Nichols, a longtime Nat Geo contributor and photo editor at large, the magazine has opened a world of opportunity. For one, Nichols has spent nearly 20 years observing, studying, and capturing African elephants for them. The fruits of his labors can currently be seen in Earth to Sky: Among Africa’s Elephants, A Species in Crisis, a new book that Nichols will bring to Santa Barbara this weekend as part of a talk titled Lions, Elephants & Giants: Trials, Tragedies, Triumphs. Though he spent two decades in Central Africa, Nichols said the first 15 were mostly chase. “The first 15 years I was in Africa, I only saw elephants that were afraid of me because they were shot wherever I was working.” The book, he says, comes at a crucial time, as ivory poaching is threatening to kill off the last elephants sooner than we think. “It’s not one of these cry-wolf moments that you’ll find in conservation efforts where we say something is going to go extinct,” Nichols emphasized. “There’s so much money in China right now that every elephant in Africa has a bounty on its head.” Along with the book, Sunday’s event will find Nichols discussing (and showing photos from) his two-year stint in the Serengeti with a family of lions and his recent project involving a giant California Sequoia. “We’re celebrating my career right now, so it’s kind of strange,” Nichols said. “I started off as a photojournalist not a wildlife photographer. I see what I’m doing as speaking for those who don’t have a voice.” Mike “Nick” Nichols speaks at the Marjorie Luke Theatre on Sunday, October 27, at 7 p.m. Visit for tickets. — AC

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AN OFFICER AND A SOPRANO: Megan Silberstein vamps while Ben Offringa salutes in The Pirates of Penzance.

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he operettas of Gilbert and Sullivan are ordinarily left to specialists, mostly light-opera groups who work their way through the repertoire over a period of years. While the benefits of such an “experts only” approach are apparent, it tends to inhibit experimentation and limit audience appeal to the already converted. With this new version of The Pirates of Penzance, Westmont’s John Blondell and his marvelous cast and production team have shed nearly all the weight of precedent and created something as light, bright, and pleasing as one of the many helium-filled balloons that float across the stage in Danila Korogodsky’s brilliant scenography. Mak Manson would appear to have been waiting all his performing life to play Richard, the Pirate King, and he does so with gusto and wit. As Frederic, the pirates’ apprentice, Ben Offringa brings the right touch of absurdity to his character’s dutiful responses to some truly outrageous reversals of fortune. In the crucial role of Mabel, Megan Silberstein is radiant, singing the bravura passages in a rich, clear soprano while never losing the thread of her character’s place in the plot. Paige Tautz makes a great and forceful Ruth, and Connor James Bush gets some of the night’s biggest laughs as Major General Stanley. The show’s single biggest triumph, however, has to be the wonderfully complex yet always entertaining and graceful choreography contributed by Victoria Finlayson. It’s consistently inventive, and the large cast has a ball with it, alternately prancing, marching, prowling, and parading around the theater until the audience is whipped into a properly Victorian frenzy. As the finale has it, “with all their faults, they love their Queen.” ■

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merican playwright William Inge’s pen was sharp and heart searching when he snowbound eight Americans in a small-town Midwest café in the middle of the night. What better no-place and nether-time to strip away the defenses that disguise conflicts within every American. Great casting and smart technical support make Bus Stop a winning season-opening production for the SBCC Theatre Group. A 1950s café with actual falling snow by scenic designer Patricia L. Frank and a surround-sound blizzard with mournful harmonica accents by sound designer Ben Crop magically persuade us that yes, Toto, I’ve a feeling we are in Kansas. The most complex and volatile relationship is between a young rodeo cowboy (Pacomio Sun) and the pretty saloon singer (Shannon Sullivan) that he has strong-armed onto the bus, to force her into marriage back home in Montana. Surprisingly, this is Sun’s first leading role onstage, turning out a naïve and conflicted cowboy that seems to have materialized inexplicably from the iconic film Oklahoma! The overall narrative arc depends decisively on the magnetism between these two, and Sun and Sullivan navigate the shifting polarities well. Chelsea Carpenter is absolutely winning as the bookish high school waitress. Bernard Webber as the former philosophy professor seems to capture Inge’s own existential crises regarding the value of knowledge and the authenticity of love. Leslie Gangl Howe and Robert Demetriou play marriage-bored midlifers wandering into the gray world of what-ifs. Sid Zagri, as the sheriff, must lay down the law against a boy who represents his own unredeemed past, while Raymond Wallenthin excels as the drifting ranch hand, at once the kindest and most lonely figure in this detour from belonging. ■




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Silk Road Ensemble Plays for Whole Planet by Charles Donelan


o just forget about Yo-Yo Ma for a moment, and imagine a new kind of musical ensemble: smaller than an orchestra but bigger than a rock band and kitted out with the soul of a string quartet, the rhythm section of a jazz band, and a few more-familiar-sounding but hard-to-place exotic instruments. Now add 11 of the most happening, up-to-the-minute players in the known world and a constantly evolving repertoire of brilliant, genredefying new music, and you are beginning to get close to what the Silk Road Ensemble has to offer. Okay, now add Yo-Yo Ma back in — not as a player for this particular performance but as the original musical mentor, practical patron, and spiritual leader of the project. Good, now you’re nearly ready for what’s coming to UCSB’s Campbell Hall on October 24. The current edition of the Silk Road Ensemble has a new CD, A Playlist Without Borders, and a new DVD, The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma: Live From Tanglewood, both released just last month by Sony Masterworks. They also have the momentum of a project that has exceeded some very high expectations. Like a musical big bang, the Silk Road Project has spun off multiple other outstanding ensembles, including several headquartered in Brooklyn. In the last decade, it has become the musical shot heard literally around the world. How did this happen? I spoke last week with violist Nicholas Cords, who has performed with the Silk Road Ensemble almost from the beginning. He talked about the group and the music, as well as the impact of the project on the contemporary music scene.



So you will be appearing without Yo-Yo Ma this time but with a great and interesting group of players. Why is that? Short answer: Yo-Yo has a lot to do. Longer answer: He wants to share responsibility with the group, and his approach as a leader is emblematic of that. Everybody in the Ensemble is capable of carrying the torch, but greatness comes in the letting go. You are in a couple of groups, including Brooklyn Rider and The Knights, which spawned out of the Silk Road Project. What can you say about the way that Silk Road has influenced the music scene? It has been a fantastic incubator, and I think that’s because of the layers of history embedded in great music. We came together for the Silk Road Project in the spirit of mutual education and with goals of sharing and communicating what we knew with other great musicians who knew different stuff. And once we got that process going, the question became, what can a musician do to create something that is good for society? Because that’s not just Yo-Yo Ma’s thing; it’s what we are all trying to do. Like Cristina Pato, who has a new jazz release on her own and who runs a great music festival in Galicia, Spain. Or look at [cellist] Mike Block, who has spun out a kind of empire of the alternative for himself. We have come up with a different kind of engine with this organization, and we’ve redefined what an artist can do. There’s no longer one answer to that question. How did your 2004 trip to Iran influence what you are doing? The trip to Iran was really the turning point, especially for Colin [Jacobsen, of Brooklyn Rider and The Knights]. He had never really written original music before that, but he saw in Kayhan [Kalhor] a model of the performer/composer that he could relate to. We began referring to ourselves as “the brotherhood of strings.” In Santa Barbara, we’ll be playing a piece he wrote about our visit there, “Atashgah,” which is about a Zoroastrian fire temple that’s more than 2,000 years old.



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RAZZLE-DAZZLE: Ira Glass joined forces with Monica Bill Barnes (right) and Anna Bass for a beguiling blend of radio and dance.

Pure Magic One Radio Host, Two Dancers, presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures. At the Granada Theatre, Saturday, October 19. Reviewed by Elizabeth Schwyzer


s the host of NPR’s This American Life, Ira Glass is accustomed to exposure — at least of a certain kind. Yet as interviewer, compiler, and narrator of the program’s stories, Glass is a master of drawing the humor and pathos from others’ lives while avoiding the spotlight himself. In his current collaboration with modern dance duo Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass, Glass is more visible. It’s not just the fact that he appears live on stage, or the fact that he actually dances (and he does, and it’s gloriously goofy). The real excitement is in personal revelations: He performed magic shows as a kid; his wife sometimes accuses him of behaving like Mr. Spock. There are many reasons this show works so beautifully. After 10 years of collaboration, Barnes and Bass are masters of evoking character and emotion through dance, plastic facial expressions, physical comedy, and subtle body language — all silent art forms. Glass, of course, is a consummate deejay of the spoken word, mixing narration, quotation, music, and sound effects into stories. Together, these three produce a perfect — and perfectly unexpected — union. As might be expected, Glass organizes the

evening into three acts, basing himself at a lectern and using a tablet to bring in sound clips (he even precedes each tap of the screen with an overhead flourish — a nod to his magic days). Sometimes, he speaks as the dancers dance; sometimes he gives the stage over to them. In one memorable segment, Glass recounts consulting with a lawyer over whether he could air this sound bite from writer David Rakoff: “You can suck a mile of cock; it does not make you Oscar Wilde. I know; I’ve tried.”As if in response, Barnes and Bass come out in prim cable-knit sweaters and plaid skirts, then engage in sexually charged exchanges with an invisible conversant, backed by James Brown’s “Sex Machine.” At the heart of the show are reflections on love and the nature of partnership — that curious blend of affection, competition, desire, and loss. As poet Donald Hall reads poems written about his wife’s death, Barnes and Bass stand in trench coats on a tabletop, shuffling forward and back in a slow, lonely standoff. Out of this unexpected union of dance and radio comes a show that, like the work of its collaborators, blends moments of delight and hilarity with glimpses of the soft underbelly of human experience. It’s magic.

Dance as Recreation Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures. At the Granada Theatre, Wednesday, October 16. Reviewed by Elizabeth Schwyzer


hen children swing on the monkey bars, we call it “play.” When a pianist makes music, we use the same word. And when Bill T. Jones stages a dance, it’s a highly refined form of the very same thing. On Wednesday night, October 16, at the Granada, UCSB Arts & Lectures presented the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company in Play and Play, an evening of dance set to live music. Across three works spanning 1977-2000, two qualities remained consistent: a playful spirit and a sense of freshness. The program opened with the newest work, “Spent Days Out Yonder,” set to the sprightly andante movement of a Mozart string quartet. Accompanied by the Los Angeles–based Calder Quartet, dancers in flowing pants moved across the stage in loose processions, alternating between suggestions of laxness (wobbly knees, flopping arms) and moments of sublime, controlled fluidity. In the arresting final passage, all nine dancers formed a tableau, shifting slowly off stage as the strings drew out one last, soaring note. “Continuous Replay” began with a burst of strings and movement: Stark naked, Erick Montes Chavero exploded onstage, leapt about

wildly, and disappeared just as fast. Eventually, he reemerged and began a series of minimal gestures: a turn of the head, the lifting of a fist, a wide-armed lunge. Over time, the structure of dance emerged — a steady accumulation of gestures, dancers, costumes, and sounds. In its original incarnation as “Hand Dance,” this was a solo for Zane, who was fascinated by the minimalist dance experiments of the early 1970s. In its current manifestation, it’s a masterpiece of theme and variation. Set to a Mendelssohn octet, “D-Man in the Waters” is the most exuberant, celebratory work on this program and a showcase for the company’s remarkable athleticism. Dedicated to the memory of a company dancer who battled AIDS, the work is a rousing affirmation of the power of community. Army fatigues suggest a battle, but the dancers belie that theme as they spring joyously into each other’s arms and join in happy communal gestures, including a tummy slide across the stage. Despite its darker passages — or maybe because of them — it’s in “D-Man” that the “play” reaches its pinnacle. How else can one respond to death, Jones seems to be asking, than with life, in all its ecstasy? ocTobEr 24, 2013




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FUTURE’S SO BRIGHT Passion Pit’s Michael Angelakos Reflects on Gossamer by Aly Comingore


t’s been a wild year and a half for Passion Pit. In July 2012, the band returned to the fold with Gossamer, the long-awaited follow-up to 2009’s breakout hit Manners. Like its predecessor, the album was filled with sweeping, hyper-electronic rock ballads and ecstatic synths. The arrangements were sparkly and bold but juxtaposed with pained lyrics about troubled families, troubled loves, and troubled pasts. It didn’t take long for critics to herald Gossamer, both for its production and its subject matter. Popular radio and Billboard chart topping followed soon after. But as stories of the record’s lengthy making began to surface, so too did the tales of frontman Michael Angelakos’s ongoing struggles, which included grappling with a debilitating bipolar disorder and suicidal thoughts. In the many months since, Angelakos has sought treatment, returned to touring, and, eventually, married the fiancée for whom Gossamer was penned. “She’s one of these humans that deserves to be written about in a really wonderful way,” Angelakos told Interview last year. “I just hope that I did that and her justice.” He’s also become a vocal advocate for the open discussion of mental-health issues.“I’ve kept so much inside that I’ve literally lost it,” he told Pitchfork. “I wish more people would get help when they feel like they need it — and not just to look to medicine, but to the support of others.” This Saturday, Passion Pit headlines a show at the Santa Barbara Bowl. The concert is one of the last stops on the band’s nearly two-year tour in support of Gossamer. It also marks their first stop in town since 2010. I recently chatted with Angelakos about wrapping things up, what comes next, and his newfound outlook on life.

You guys are in the final month of tour for this record. Have you reflected on the experience? I think so, on some level. This was our first foray into alternative radio. We did a lot of really crazy things. We played to massive crowds and sold out shows that we never thought we could have. For me, I didn’t think this record was ever going to happen, but it did, and all of these wonderful things happened along the way. We’re really grateful, and we’re just trying to enjoy it as much as possible.

Have your feelings about the business changed? In terms of the industry, a lot has changed even in the last two years. I definitely have opinions about how I think things should be run just because I see bands getting screwed over and I see terrible bands getting way too much assistance. It’s a weird time, but I think the important thing to do is stay positive and be as honest with yourself

SLEEPYHEADS: Passion Pit is (from left) Jeff Apruzzese, Michael Angelakos, Nate Donmoyer, Ian Hultquist, and Xander Singh (not pictured). The band brings its euphoric synth pop to the Santa Barbara Bowl on October 26.

as possible. If I was ever in a position where I had to compromise, I probably wouldn’t be talking to you right now. It completely defeats the purpose.

What crosses your mind when you think about going home? The word sleep immediately pops up. [Laughs.] But I’m never not working. If it’s not tour, it’s another project, and that’s just the way I am no matter what. I’m the kind of person who will probably never retire. I love being busy and having lots of things to do. I kind of go crazy if I have time off, but I am booking my honeymoon, finally.



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pushing it. It’s kind of like, if you want to do it, then do it. I feel like some people don’t get it. I handed in Gossamer when it was done. [The label] was checking in early on, but I explained that it just doesn’t work that way. I’m very lucky to work with people that respect my space and know that I need time to compress and make sure that with all the other projects going on, Passion Pit stays Passion Pit. It’s very much a singular vision, and that takes a lot of concentration and a specific headspace. I have to be careful about when I execute it and how I execute it.

After a year and a half, does Gossamer still resonate with you? I mean, now all I hear are so many

situations where I could have rearranged the song and just made it so much better, and it bothers me to the nth degree. After a certain point, the songs become dead and lifeless; playing it over and over again becomes torture. From a production standpoint, I think down the line, people will start to understand how really strange this record is, and that’s one thing I wouldn’t change about it. Looking back on it, I’m proud of the fact that I did certain things, but touring everyday … it’s maddening. Now I’m to the point where I’m trying to stop beating myself up over it and start thinking about what can I do in a preventative sense to make sure I never have to come across this again. And I will inevitably, but you know — that’s kind of my story. Passion Pit plays the Santa Barbara Bowl (1122 N. Milpas St.) on Saturday, October 26, at 7 p.m., with The Joy Formidable. Call 962-7411 or visit for tickets and info.

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ou’d be hard-pressed to find better jazz than a performance of the San Francisco Jazz Collective (pictured above). Bigger than a combo, smaller than a big band, the swing is just right. The four-piece rhythm section and four horns sport royal pedigrees and gold-standard abilities, but more, the SFJAZZ Collective (SFJC) was born as an act of homage and maintains a measure of egoless-ness readily evident in both arrangements and the restraint of its soloists. The integrity of the project has stayed intact more than 10 years, despite personnel turnover, proving the soundness of the founding idea. That idea is the annual honoring of a modern jazz master with new arrangements of essential tunes and new tunes inspired by the master. The 10th-anniversary tour, however, is an exception, a retrospect that pulls charts from past years, honoring Wayne Shorter, McCoy Tyner, Ornette Coleman, Chick Corea, Horace Silver, and Thelonious Monk. Fancy time signatures and gorgeous horn choruses painted the performance as a whole. Shorter’s “Armageddon” featured extended alto-sax work by Miguel Zenón and a window into the brilliance of vibraphone wonder Warren Wolf, whose pressure-cooker intensity blew a mallet from his hand mid-solo, to the delight of the audience. Bassist Matt Penman’s “Frosted Evils” put trumpeter Avishai Cohen in chatty dialogue with Zenón, but Cohen really stretched out on the hard-bop intro to Ornette Coleman’s “When Will the Blues Leave.” You might expect a larger ensemble like this to go dizzy in its rotation of soloists, but the SFJC gives extended essays to only one or two players per song, keeping the program fresh with anticipation, as new voices are revealed ■ gradually.

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n the recently released From Here to Now to You, Jack Johnson (pictured) returns to his songwriting roots, so what more perfect way to conclude his world tour than to return to the place where it all began? On Sunday night, Johnson’s nearly two-hour-long show found the singer reiterating his love for Santa Barbara and his love of entertaining. What separated this tour from past outings was all in the tickets; fans applied for a raffle months in advance, and only a few hundred were selected to go, making those in attendance all the more appreciative. Johnson opened up the show in solo mode, swathed in a single spotlight for “Do You Remember.” He played a little bit of old and plenty of new and was sure to hit on favorites like “Girl I Wanna Lay You Down,” bringing it back to his days at UCSB. He appeared especially comfortable, too, often pausing in between songs to crack a joke or tell a story. Backed by a series of beachy projections, Johnson launched into “Bubble Toes,” incorporating bits and pieces of Steve Miller’s “The Joker” and Jimi Hendrix’s “Crosstown Traffic.” Later, bassist Merlo Podlewski surprised with a short rap sesh during “Staple It Together.” But the show hit its climax when Johnson invited opener Bahamas back onstage to perform with him and longtime friend Paula Fuga, who sang and whistled her “Country Road” and Johnson’s “Turn Your Love.” Johnson, Fuga, and the crew came up to the very front of the stage and concluded the show with an acoustic rendition of “Better Together,” delivered quietly, accented by a hushed audience sing-along and capped off with an affectionately familiar “See you guys real soon.” ■



SARONG SONG: Thom Yorke (right) and Flea donned skirts and busted some serious dance moves during Atoms for Peace’s Thursday-night show at the Santa Barbara Bowl.

To the Beat of Their Own Drums Atoms for Peace. At the Santa Barbara Bowl, Thursday, October 17. Reviewed by Aly Comingore


’ve always argued that when you get to a certain age, or a certain level of fame, you simply stop giving a fuck what anyone thinks. In recent years, I’ve continually cited my grandma as a prime example of this phenomenon, and as of Thursday, I officially added Thom Yorke and Flea to my list. At the helm of Atoms for Peace, the Radiohead frontman and the Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist chose to keep things simple, which, in their minds, meant matching floor-length skirts and black shirts. But no matter — the heart of the performance was all in the “dance moves,” which amounted to a series of spaz-outs (Thom) and twirls (Flea) that often threatened to overshadow the actual music. Lu ck y for u s , though, Atoms for Peace’s live set lives up to both its principals (the lineup was rounded out by drummer Joey Wa r o n k e r, p e r cussionist Mauro Refosco, and multiinstrumentalist Nigel Godrich) and its recorded count e r p a r t s . D r aw ing heavily on the world-music influences Yorke so often cites, Thursday’s set included heaps of steel drums, sitar-inspired guitar tones, and naturalistic samples. Early on, “Ingenue” smartly paired Yorke’s piano with a flurry of drums and cajón; later, “Dropped”

melded Caribbean percussion with an onslaught of industrial-strength synths. For Yorke fans, the night proved the secondbest thing to seeing Radiohead in the flesh. The cuts from Yorke’s solo effort, The Eraser, were peppered throughout the show. The whole production was backed by an epic and dazzling display of lights and projections. “Paperbag Writer” even made an appearance. And save for the few peculiar speak-sing breakdowns (“Rabbit in Your Headlights”), the singer’s voice was as haunting and malleable as ever. In recent years, half of the fun of catching Yorke live has become watching him move. (Seriously. There are whole YouTube channels devoted to the spectacle.) And, personally speaking, it’s hard to imagine a better foil to his flailing limbs and worm-like body rolls than Flea’s springloaded stage presence. Musically, the highlight of the night came with “Amok,” which found the band layering guitars on top of guitars to stunning effect. But my favorite moment took place during the long, jammy breakdown of “Feeling Pulled Apart by Horses,” whereby Flea and Yorke dabbled in jazz, laid the funk on thick, and danced around like sugar-high kids in a candy store. Simply put, it was as unabashed, unpretentious, and ridiculous-looking as cerebral art-rock gets. ocTobEr 24, 2013




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Art, Design & Architecture Museum – Freedom Now!, Year of Rebellion by Joe Melchione, Art and Its Discontents, and Ambiguous Histories: Selected Works from the Exit Art Portfolios, through Dec. ; Fran Siegel: Translocation and Overlay, through Apr. , . 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 – Totally s: Gifts to the Permanent Collection, through Jan. , ; John Divola: As Far as I Could Get, through Jan. , ; Delacroix and the Matter of Finish, Oct.  - Jan. , ; 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, -. Wildling Museum – Works by artists of the Santa Ynez Valley Artists’ Studio Tour, through Nov. ; The Santa Ynez River and Watershed as Seen by The Oak Group, Oct. Jan. , .  B Mission Dr., Solvang, -.


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Art From Scrap Gallery – Día de los Dulces, Oct. , pm.  E. Cota 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., -. Corridan Gallery – Fur, Feathers & Fins, through Dec. .  N. Milpas St., -. Gallery Los Olivos – Fruit, Flowers and Vessels by Patti Robbins, through Oct. .  Grand Ave., Los Olivos, -. 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 – Ray Strong: A Legacy in Landscape, through Oct. ; Nicole Strasburg: New Terrain, through Dec. ; Tonalism Now, Tonalism Then, through Dec. .  E. Anapamu St., -. Trowbridge Gallery – Landscape paintings by Richard Schloss, through November.  E. Ojai Ave., Ste. , Ojai, -. wall space gallery – Non-Representational: Kim Kauffman and Victoria Mara Heilweil, through Oct. .  E. Yanonali St. C-, -.

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POP, ROCK & JAZZ Adama –  Chapala St., -. THU: Greg Harrison (pm) Brewhouse –  W. Montecito St., -. THU-SAT, WED: Live Music (pm) THU: The BooHouse Halloween Party featuring GrooveShine (:pm) Center Stage Theater – Paseo Nuevo, -. FRI: rd Un-Birthday Bash (:pm) Chumash Casino Resort –  E. Hwy. , Santa Ynez, -. THU /: La Original Banda el Limón de Salvador Lizárraga (pm) Cold Spring Tavern –  Stagecoach Rd., -. FRI: Steve Fort (-pm) SAT: Edge of Town (-pm); Midnight Mynx (-pm) SUN: Tom Ball and Kenny Sultan (:pm); Soul Biscuit (:-: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., -. THU: Huge Thursday with Mackie and Bix King FRI: Chrome Sparks (pm) 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) Paradise Store and Grill –  Paradise Rd., -. SAT: Rankin File (pm) SUN: -Ohms (pm) Press Room –  E. Ortega St., -. SUN: Maheekats, Waiting Around to Die, and AHSTYN (pm) Ranch and Reata Roadhouse –  Sagunto St., Santa Ynez, -. FRI: The Molly Ringwald Project (noon) 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. Call -. SAT: Passion Pit, with The Joy Formidable (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) Seven Bar & Kitchen –  Helena Ave., -. FRI: Big Jugs, Snake Oil Salesmen (pm) THU: BOO YAH! Halloween Funk Fest (pm) SOhO Restaurant & Music Club –  State St., -. THU: Hollywood U (pm) FRI: Drew Southern, Louder Space,  North, and The Fire Department (pm) SAT: Which One’s Pink? (pm) SUN: Jennifer Terran (:pm) THU: ALO Halloween Bash (pm) St. Mark’s-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church –  Nojoqui Ave., Los Olivos, -. SAT: Peter Feldmann & The Very Lonesome Boys (pm) Roy –  W. Carrillo St., -. SAT: Steve Fort All Acoustic (pm) Standing Sun Winery –  nd St., Ste. D, Buellton, -. FRI: Matt Sucich (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) Uptown Lounge –  State St., -. SAT: Sloane and The Smooth Tones (pm) Velvet Jones –  State St., -. FRI: Country Fridays (pm) SAT: Brotha Lynch Hungs (pm) MON: Monday Night Football (pm) TUE: Scary Movie Tuesday (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)

theater Arlington Theatre – N.Y. Met Live: The Nose.  State St., -. SAT: :am Center Stage Theater –The Things They Carried & The Stories They Told.  Paseo Nuevo, -. SAT: :pm SUN: pm Garvin Theatre – Bus Stop.  Cliff Dr., -. THU-SAT: :pm SUN: pm Plaza Playhouse Theatre – Improv Showcase.  Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria, -. FRI: pm Santa Paula Theater Ctr. – The Nana’s and Papa’s.  S. th St., Santa Paula, -. SAT: pm SOhO Restaurant & Music Club – Showstoppers th Anniversary.  State St., -. SAT: :am

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dance Granada Theatre – Taming of the Shrew.  State St., -. SAT: :pm S.B. Courthouse Sunken Gardens – Thrill the World!  Anacapa St. -. SAT: pm

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Speaker: Hector Villagra Executive Director of the Southern California ACLU Audience question and answer period. For information, call 805-729-5776 | TRAVELING MEN: Stephen Dorff (left) and Emile Hirsch play brothers on the run in The Motel Life. The film screens this Monday, October 28, at Isla Vista Theater.

Screenwriter Noah Harpster Talks The Motel Life by Aly Comingore


n the cinematic reimagining of Willy Vlautin’s novel The Motel Life, Stephen Dorff and Emile Hirsch portray Jerry Lee and Frank, two working-class brothers who hole up in a Reno Motel after one is involved in a tragic hit-and-run. The story, adapted for the screen by friends Micah Fitzerman-Blue and UCSB alum Noah Harpster, is a troubling and eye-opening tale about grief, guilt, and family loyalty, punctuated by strong performances and a highly stylized blending of live action and animation, which removes Frank’s dreams of grandeur from the stark reality of the mess he’s in. This Monday, October 28, Harpster returns to his alma mater for a screening and post-film Q&A at Isla Vista Theater as part of the Magic Lantern Film Series. In a recent interview, I chatted with the screenwriter about the book, the movie, and the appeal of film’s tragic losers.

How/when did you come across Willy’s novel? What initially attracted you to the story? I just looked back in my emails, and I first mentioned the book to Micah almost exactly six years ago. I’d picked up the book because I saw Willy Vlautin’s name on it. He has a pretty great band called Richmond Fontaine. I read it on a flight, and that was it. I found Willy via the Internet, and we started talking. I told him his book was like Raymond Carver had written Of Mice and Men. I’m surprised he didn’t hang up on me. Willy is a badass. I recently visited him in Portland, and he took me on a drunken late-night tour of Powell’s — running me up and down the stairs, taking me through all of his favorite books. It was a night I will not forget. In your experience, how did adapting a text compare to writing an original screenplay? Did you feel an added pressure to do the novel justice? What’s great about adapting is that you have something to fall back on when you feel like you’re getting lost. You can go back to the source. You don’t get that luxury if you are writing something original. And, yes, if the material you are adapting is good, which it hopefully is, then there is always an added pressure to do the work justice. I kind of like that. I come from a theater background, and that’s how it works in the theater. If it’s not working, it’s because you haven’t found it yet, not because the play sucks. Unless we all agree that the play sucks — then the play probably sucks. Can you tell me a bit about the casting? How did Emile and Stephen get involved? The directors

really led that charge. They went after Emile. He read the script and was onboard from there. Then they read a lot of actors for Jerry Lee, but Stephen came out on top. They both are so good in the movie, I think. Do you have a brother? If so, how did that relationship help inform writing for Frank and Jerry? I don’t have a brother, but luckily Willy’s book does a great job with this. There wasn’t a ton of work that Micah and I had to do when it came to translating the brother relationship. Willy always says that in writing the novel, he set out to write a book about brothers who never fight. That’s pretty telling, so we just tried to build on that. I feel like the tragic loser is such a quintessential character in modern American film. As a student (or an adult), were there any films/characters that you recall fitting that description and especially resonating with you? Hmmm. Well, I would say I don’t care much for losers just because they’re losers … but I have a lot of love for a loser with conviction. A loser who refuses to stay down. Some of my favorite movies are The Big Lebowski, Harold and Maude, High Fidelity, Rushmore, Raising Arizona, and Stand by Me … so maybe you’re on to me. What do you hope people take away from The Motel Life? Even if you weren’t dealt one … perspective and forgiveness can provide a damn good life. What’s next? Our next project is called I’m Proud of You. It’s based on the memoir of a journalist named Tim Madigan, whose life was falling apart and then had it put back together by Mister Rogers. Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (Little Miss Sunshine) are directing. I’m Proud of You (like The Motel Life) has been a labor of love for us, and I feel incredibly lucky that it’s happening. We got to go to Pittsburgh and meet everyone from the Fred Rogers world. It was special trip to say the least.

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n any even semi-faithful remake of the revenge-of-thebullied horror classic Carrie, barring some perversely sanitized model, there will be blood. And director Kimberly (Boys Don’t Cry) Peirce gives us plenty of the stuff — of the human, pig, and biblical varieties — in her spooky-cool remake of director Brian De Palma’s 1976 cinematic vivification of the Stephen King novel. But wait, there’s more, including a cunning mix of fidelity to the King source and the De Palma film we know, love, and love to cringe at; artistic touches of this director’s own devising; and some sobering contemporary-life connections involving bullying in the social-media and post-Columbine age. Did we mention Julianne Moore? Moore, no stranger to the bloody, half-pulpy turf of arty horror flicks (who can forget her brainy dinner scene in Hannibal?), gives us a scarily fine and troubled performance, playing a disturbed, man-hating über-fundamentalist Christian giving birth to Carrie in an archetypal haunted house. Fast-forward to the soul-testing purgatory of high school, and the stage is set for some righteous vengeance and supernatural powers, especially come prom time. Carrie’s Carrie, star-material teen Chloë Grace Moretz, is something extra special to behold, particularly considering the high-caliber precedent laid down by the awesome Sissy Spacek in the original. Moretz summons up a wicked

TELEKINETIC TERROR: Chloë Grace Moretz (left) gets pushed to her limit as the shy and sheltered Carrie, opposite Julianne Moore. cool and necessary blend of adolescent vulnerability, self-discovery, and reckoning power. You gotta love her, even during — or especially during — her orgiastic prom revenge. A lesson learned: Be careful whom you bully, kids. There are chilling moments of the more real-worldly kind attached, by historical association, with the 2013 version and not the 1976 model, such as the pernicious power of smart-phone sadism as a tool of bullying and the tragic list of school shootings in the past several years. In the wake of such data, we can take comfort in the supernatural hyperbole and the darkly funny winks of horror-film kitsch in-jokes, reminding us that the new Carrie is, after ■ all, just a movie — with fake blood to spare.

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The Fifth Estate. Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Brühl, and Laura Linney star in a film written by Josh Singer, based on the books Inside WikiLeaks: My Time with Julian Assange at the World’s Most Dangerous Website by Daniel DomscheitBerg and WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange’s War on Secrecy by David Leigh and Luke Harding, and directed by Bill Condon.



Reviewed by D.J. Palladino VIRTUAL DECEPTION: Benedict Cumberbatch (left) plays WikiLeaks chief Julian Assange in The Fifth Estate alongside Daniel Brühl. is simply overwhelming, lost in philosophical issues about technology. The Fifth Estate also manages to squander a great cast. Iceman Benedict Cumberbatch is perfect as Assange in a twitchy British method performance, but Brühl’s heroworshipping turned to disaffection seems obvious. The subplot with Laura Linney and Stanley Tucci as American intel officers feels like an intrusion from another movie. Condon’s ultimate problem is his helpless two-sides-toevery-story liberalism, a hand-wringing narrative scheme that can’t make up its own mind, let alone ours. This tale lends itself to moral paradoxes galore, no doubt, but what’s interesting are the people involved. Condon wants to explore the viability of the Internet and thus resorts to whirling graphics and baffling problems. We mere humans are in the middle of that story and far more worried about ■ how it all might end.






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oward the end of this dithering pseudo-investigation of WikiLeaks chief Julian Assange, our true protagonist Daniel (played dully by the usually brilliant Daniel Brühl) asks Guardian editor Nick Davies (David Thewlis) where they ought to begin to further usher in this media revolution, this whistle-blowing Internet. “At the beginning,” replies Davies. “Every good story begins at the beginning.” This is the most compelling way we know that no real journalist took part in the production of this preachy, unresolved film. Most writers know that most great stories begin in the humanizing middle, from The Odyssey to In Cold Blood. Bill (Gods and Monsters, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn) Condon pretentiously begins his film about Julian Assange’s disruptions of a Swiss bank, an African election, and the American diplomatic and military establishments with an overblown historical montage of every news forum from Hammurabi to Cronkite and beyond, though he begins his narrative in media res, with the first truly troubling encounter Daniel has with Julian. When we eventually revisit the scene, though, Condon doesn’t let anything interesting happen; we haven’t learned much, and the whole mood of the film

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The following films are playing in Santa Barbara FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, THROUGH THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31. 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. in the open ocean. Robert Redford stars. Paseo Nuevo

✯ Carrie (100 mins.; R: bloody violence, disturbing images, language, some sexual content)

Reviewed on page 67. Camino Real/Metro 4

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

Reviewed on page 67.

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. Camino Real/Fiesta Five


The Counselor (117 mins.; R: graphic violence, some grisly images, strong sexual content, language)

Escape Plan (115 mins.; R: violence, language throughout)

Just as we might take a strange fascination in the charming bathtub-side paintings of former president George W. Bush, we have a particular and renewed interest in the special subspecies of “action-flick acting” by our state’s former fearless leader, Governator Arnold Schwarzenegger. On some levels, it may still be hard to believe he was a highly paid actor or a head of state, but that’s part of the fun in keeping tabs on the man, who teams up with another muscle-bound, English-challenged screen hero, Sylvester Stallone, in Escape Plan, a middling but oddly entertaining prison flick. Rest assured: Schwarzenegger is not lapsing into girlie-man roles, at least this time out. He plays a tough guy in a bleak situation, a prisoner in a higher-thanhigh-security escape-proof dungeon for criminals in need of being “disappeared.” At the center of the plot is Stallone’s character, whose job it is to test the security of prisons by breaking out of them. Asking us to accept Stallone as an intelligent mastermind, rather than just a determined lunkhead, strains credulity and inspires muffled laughter, even among the film’s creators. There is a funny scene in which Stallone spews some detailed scientific data at the prison table, and Schwarzenegger mugs, “You don’t look that smart.” Stallone retorts, “You don’t, either.” True, that. In terms of its place in the genre of prison-escape cinema, Escape Plan isn’t exactly on par with Robert Bresson’s ascetic masterpiece A Man Escaped, and yet it does appeal by virtue of its attention to the necessarily minute details. Beyond such minutiae intrigue, the film supplies us with a few of those tasty, Austrianaccented Arnold-ian zingers we so love to hear, as when he tells Sly, “You fight like a vegetarian,” or kisses off foes in a ludicrous shoot-out finale, “Have a lovely day, assholes.” It’s good to have him not mincing words among the citizenry and on the big screen again. (JW) Camino Real/ Fiesta 5

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JAILBIRDS: Schwarzenegger (left) and Stallone join forces in Escape Plan.

PREMIERES All Is Lost (106 mins.; PG-13: brief strong language)

A sailor’s ship collides with a shipping container, forcing him to fight for his life

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. Arlington/Fairview

SCREENINGS ✯ 20 Feet from Stardom

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

Morgan Neville directs this documentary about the life and struggles of pop-music backup singers. Touches of genius dot this delight-packed documentary concerning the fate of those nearly invisible, often indispensable voices behind the stars. (DJP) Tue., Oct. 29, 7:30pm, UCSB’s Campbell Hall

Ender’s Game (114 mins.; PG-13: some violence, sci-fi action, thematic material)

The International Military selects and trains a young soldier to lead Earth’s army in a battle against aliens. Thu., Oct. 31, 8 and 9:40pm, Camino Real; 8pm, Metro 4

Fall and Winter (102 mins.; NR) Matt Anderson’s new documentary travels across the United States in search of what is causing our global environmental crisis. Fri., Oct. 25, 7pm, Center of the Heart, 487 N. Turnpike Rd., Goleta

Godzilla vs. Biollante (104 mins.; PG) This 1989 Japanese horror flick pits Godzilla against a mutant shrub. Fri. and Mon., Oct. 25 and 28, 10pm, Isla Vista Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte

In the Name Of (102 mins.; NR) A Roman Catholic priest in rural Poland struggles to flee his homosexuality. Screens as part of SBIFF’s Showcase Film Series. Wed., Oct. 30, 7:30pm, Plaza de Oro Juan de los Muertos (92 mins.; NR) A group of teens face off against an army of zombies that are revolting against the Cuban government. Screens as part of the Next Generation Cuban Film Festival. Wed., Oct. 30, 7pm, UCSB’s Pollock Theater

Lost Angels: Skid Row Is My Home (77 mins.; NR)

Catherine Keener narrates this documentary about the massive homeless population in downtown Los Angeles and the attorneys, athletes, musicians, and scholars who live there. Wed., Oct. 30, 6pm,

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)

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✯ Don Jon (90 mins.; R: strong graphic The Motel Life (85 mins.; R: some

sexual material, language, nudity, drug use)

sexuality, brief drug use)

A young man’s unrealistic expectations make it impossible for him to form a real 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) Metro 4

Two working-class brothers (Emile Hirsch and Stephen Dorff ) go on the run after a hit-and-run accident. Read more on page 65. Mon., Oct. 28, 7pm, Isla Vista Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte

✯ Pacific Rim (131 mins.; PG-13: sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence throughout, brief language)

Following a sea monster attack, humans deploy giant robots to fight back. Pacific Rim has what you want for summer fun in a movie theater, including hulking hardware and CGI whizbang, battling monsters, and vivid fight scenes. But there are also head games in the mix. (JW) Fri. and Mon., Oct. 25 and 28, 7pm, Isla Vista Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte

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

(100 mins.; R: some sequences of intense action violence, frightening images)

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

Susan Sarandon and Tim Curry star in this 1975 cult classic about a newly engaged couple who must seek the help of the bizarre Dr. Frank-N-Furter after their car breaks down. Presented as part of the Sing-Along Under the Stars movie series at the Canary Hotel. Sat., Oct. 26, 7pm,

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)

Plaza Playhouse Theater, 4916 Carpinteria Ave.; Wed., Oct. 30, 7:30pm, Canary Hotel, 31 W. Carrillo St.

Camino Real (2- D and 3-D)/ Fiesta 5 (2-D [Fri.-Sun. only] and 3-D)/ Metro 4 (2-D and 3-D)

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Shaun of the Dead (99 mins.; R: zombie violence/gore, language)

A man (Simon Pegg) decides to turn his life around by rekindling a romance with his ex, reconciling with his estranged mom, and battling the undead. Mon., Oct. 28, 7pm, SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State St.

✯ Inequality for All (89 mins.; PG: 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 (Fri.-Tue. and Thu. only)

Stories We Tell (108 mins.; PG-13: thematic elements involving sexuality, brief strong language, smoking)

✯ Prisoners (153 mins.; R: disturbing

Sarah Polley’s documentary unpeels layers of myth and mystery to find the truth about a family of storytellers.

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)

Sun., Oct. 27, 4:30pm, Ojai Playhouse, 145 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai

Zombieland (88 mins.; R: horror, violence, gore, language)

A shy student, a pair of sisters, and a tough guy team up and try to navigate a trip through zombie-filled America. Mon., Oct. 28, 7pm, SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State St.

NOW SHOWING ✯ Captain Phillips (134 mins.; PG-13: sustained intense sequences of menace, some violence with bloody images, substance use)

Tom Hanks stars as real-life ship captain Richard Phillips, who was manning the U.S.-flagged MV Maersk Alabama when it was hijacked by Somali pirates in 2009. Hanks summons up a kind of modest mastery here, armed with believability and vulnerability in the lead role of the captain in crisis. (JW) Camino Real/ Paseo Nuevo

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

violent content including torture, language)

Plaza de Oro (Sat.-Sun. only)

Pulling Strings (112 mins.; PG: language, brief smoking)

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. Metro 4 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) Fairview/ Plaza de Oro

(95 mins.; PG: mild rude humor)

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beauty of the Italian city. “When I went to Venice,” testified French novelist Marcel Proust, “my dream became my address.” American author Truman Capote chimed in that “Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs at one go.” I bring this up, Cancerian, because even if you don’t make a pilgrimage to Venice, I expect that you will soon have the chance, metaphorically speaking, to consume an entire box of chocolate liqueurs at one go. Take your sweet time. Nibble slowly. Assume that each bite will offer a distinct new epiphany.



(Apr. 20 - May 20): French philosopher Simone Weil described the following scene: “Two prisoners in adjoining cells communicate with each other by knocking on the wall. The wall is the thing which separates them but is also their means of communication.” This muted type of conversation is a useful metaphor for the current state of one of your important alliances, Taurus. That which separates you also connects you. But I’m wondering if it’s time to create a more direct link. Is it possible to bore a hole through the barrier between you so you can create a more intimate exchange?

(July 23 - Aug. 22): Do you have any interest in reworking — even revolutionizing — your relationship with the past? If so, the coming weeks will be an excellent time to do so. Cosmic forces will be on your side if you attempt any of the following actions: () Forgive yourself for your former failures and missteps. () Make atonement to anyone whom you hurt out of ignorance. () Reinterpret your life story to account for the ways that more recent events have changed the meaning of what happened long ago. () Resolve old business as thoroughly as you can. () Feel grateful for everyone who helped make you who you are today.

(Oct. 23 - Nov. 21): Scorpios are obsessive, brooding, suspicious, demanding, and secretive, right? That’s what traditional astrologers say, isn’t it? Well, no, actually. I think that’s a misleading assessment. It’s true that some Scorpios are dominated by the qualities I named. But my research shows that those types of Scorpios are generally not attracted to reading my horoscopes. My Scorpios tend instead to be passionately focused, deeply thoughtful, smartly discerning, intensely committed to excellence, and devoted to understanding the complex truth. These are all assets that are especially important to draw on right now. The world has an extraordinarily urgent need for the talents of you evolved Scorpios.

(May 21 - June 20): “I had tended to view waiting as mere passivity,” says author Sue Monk Kidd in her memoir. “When I looked it up in my dictionary, however, I found that the words ‘passive’ and ‘passion’ come from the same Latin root, pati, which means ‘to endure.’ Waiting is thus both passive and passionate. It’s a vibrant, contemplative work … It involves listening to disinherited voices within, facing the wounded holes in the soul, the denied and undiscovered, the places one lives falsely.” This is excellent counsel for you, Gemini. Are you devoted enough to refrain from leaping into action for now? Are you strong enough to bide your time?





(Sept. 23 - Oct. 22): Don’t you wish your friends and loved ones would just somehow figure out what you want without you having to actually say it? Wouldn’t it be great if they were telepathic or could read your body language

(Nov. 22 - Dec. 21): “If you’re in pitch blackness, all you can do is sit tight until your eyes get used to the dark.” That helpful advice appears in Norwegian Wood, a novel by Haruki Murakami. Now I’m passing it on to you, just in time for your cruise through the deepest, darkest phase of your cycle. When you first arrive, you may feel blind and dumb. Your surroundings might seem impenetrable and your next move unfathomable. But don’t worry. Refrain from drawing any conclusions whatsoever. Cultivate an empty mind and an innocent heart. Sooner or later, you will be able gather the clues you need to take wise action.

(Feb. 19 - Mar. 20): Right now you have a genius for escaping, for dodging, for eluding. That could be expressed relatively negatively or relatively positively. So for instance, I don’t recommend that you abscond from boring but crucial responsibilities. You shouldn’t ignore or stonewall people whose alliances with you are important to keep healthy. On the other hand, I encourage you to fly, fly away from onerous obligations that give you little in return. I will applaud your decision to blow off limitations that are enforced by neurotic habits, and I will celebrate your departure from energy-draining situations that manipulate your emotions.


(June 21 - July 22): “Venice is to the man-made world what the Grand Canyon is to the natural one,” said travel writer Thomas Swick in an article praising the awe-inciting

(Aug. 23 - Sept. 22): “As a bee seeks nectar from all kinds of flowers, seek teachings everywhere,” advises the Tibetan Buddhist holy text known as the Dzogchen Tantra. That’s your assignment, Virgo. Be a student 24 hours a day, seven days a week — yes, even while you’re sleeping. (Maybe you could go to school in your dreams.) Regard every experience as an opportunity to learn something new and unexpected. Be ready to rejoice in all the revelations, both subtle and dramatic, that will nudge you to adjust your theories and change your mind.


so well that they would surmise your secret thoughts? Here’s a news bulletin: IT AIN’T GOING TO HAPPEN! EVER! That’s why I recommend that you refrain from resenting people for not being mind readers, and instead simply tell them point-blank what you’re dreaming about and yearning for. They may or may not be able to help you reach fulfillment, but at least they will be in possession of the precise information they need to make an informed decision.




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AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18): In 2008, writer Andrew Kessler hung out with scientists at NASA’s mission control as they looked for water on the planet Mars. Three years later, he published a book about his experiences, Martian Summer: Robot Arms, Cowboy Spacemen, and My  Days with the Phoenix Mars Mission. To promote sales, he opened a new bookstore that was filled with copies of just one book: his own. I suggest that you come up with a comparable plan to promote your own product, service, brand, or personality. The time is right to summon extra chutzpah as you expand your scope.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19): Have you thought about launching a crowdfunding campaign for your pet project? The com-

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OPAL RESTAURANT & Bar 1325 State St. 966‑9676 $$.Open M‑S 11:‑ 30a & 7 nights 5p. V MC AE Local’s Favorite, Eclectic California Cuisine fuses creative influences from around the world with American Regional touches: Chile‑ Crusted Filet Mignon to Pan‑ Seared Fresh Fish & Seafood, Homemade Pastas, Gourmet Pizzas, Fresh baked Breads, Deliciously Imaginative Salads & Homemade Desserts. OPAL radiates a friendly, warm atmosphere graced by our fun efficient Service, Full bar, Martinis, Wine Spectator award‑winning wine list, private room. Lunches are afford‑ able and equally delicious.

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

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


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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!



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

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

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

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

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

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Zin is California’s de facto state grape in part because it grows most anywhere, including the many hot corners, where the varietal has gained a traditional reputation for being super‑ripe, juicy beyond measure, and often flabby. A growing wave of producers in slightly cooler climates, such as Templeton Gap producers like HammerSky on Paso Robles Westside, are focused on returning acidity and balance to zin, and this 2008 bottling is a solid example of the grape’s true potential. But being slightly lighter doesn’t mean that HammerSky — which also boasts an inn on their property — skimps on flavors, with prune, black licorice, earth, and even sanguine meaty touches here. This zin is an intriguing, multifaceted experience. 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,

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.

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Daily Grind Opens on De la Vina


f fter breaking the news on July 30, 2012, that Daily Grind was going to open a second South Coast location, the Restaurant Guy is happy to report that the popular espresso, juice, and deli brand has opened at  De la Vina Street, in the former longtime home of Taco Bell. The original Daily Grind was born on December 4, 1995, at  De la Vina Street. Yolanda and Jesus Gonzalez, along with Yolanda’s brother Louis Cubilla, purchased the upper De la Vina property last year, gutted it, and rebuilt it from the ground up. The new Daily Grind is open 5:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. every day, including Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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rants in 35 states, Firehouse Subs is adding a new location at  Seville Road in Isla Vista. For more information, visit Thanks to reader Joe for the tip. MAGGIE’S CLOSES: For 29 years,  State Street

was the home of State & A Bar and Grill. It appears that the follow-up act, Maggie’s restaurant, which opened in August 2012, survived just 14 months. After receiving a tip, I called Maggie’s restaurant and heard the following message: “Hello. We’re sorry to inform you that Maggie’s is officially closed.”

TAKENOYA CLOSES: Reader Bob let me know that Takenoya at  Calle Real in Goleta has closed. Bob says a handwritten note is taped to the front door indicating that they are sorry to be closing and that it appears to be sudden. I called Takenoya, which opened in March 2005, and confirmed that they are no longer in business. A GREEK GOOD-BYE: This just in from the recently-closed Greek House Café at  West Haley Street: “John, I wish to thank you, santabarbara. com, and all my customers for a great 7 years at the Greek House Café. After many years in the restaurant business, it was time for me to take a break and work on other projects that I also enjoy. I sold my shop to another party. I will be developing my catering company ( to offer more services such as road catering and full coordinating for weddings and all events. I also have some other projects that I am working on. As a native of S.B. and UCSB alum, I really enjoyed all my customers and friends I have met all around the county, with fond memories; everyone was fantastic. For those who crave one of my Greek gyros, go visit my lifelong (Greek) friend John at McKenzie Market; he makes a really good one. Well upward and onward, still here in S.B. MORE All the best, Stan.” FOOD



FRESHLY GROUND: The Daily Grind has opened the doors to its new digs on upper De la Vina Street.

CHOWDER FESTIVAL: Now in its fourth year, Chowder Fest, presented by Food & Home magazine, has quickly become a mainstay on Santa Barbara’s festival circuit. Held at the Montecito Country Club on October 27, noon - 3:00 p.m., Santa Barbara Chowder Fest attracts dozens of restaurants competing for “Chowder Champ,” judged both by a professional panel and festival attendees. Enjoy an afternoon of fine wine, great beer, and a host of other treats apart from award-winning clam or “creative” chowder. Live music, auction items, and the opportunity to win a raffle for 52 bottles of wine round out this event. Tickets can be purchased online for $65 at santabarbara JILL’S PLACE UPDATE: This just in from reader Meg at Jill’s Place,  Santa Barbara Street: “Hi, John! Thanks for letting your readers know about the fire at Jill’s Place on May 10, 2013. I know the owner, Jill Shalhoob, and I am excited to share good news with you. Although the damage was fairly extensive, Jill is currently working with the city to rebuild and even to add improvements to what was already a local favorite. I’ll keep you updated on the grand reopening. The updates will be posted at JillsPlaceRestaurant.”


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has reported that McDonald’s in Camino Real Marketplace will be getting a drive-through, after the Goleta Planning Commission approved the addition. I live right near that McDonald’s and know that the roadway in front of the eatery is one of the busiest intersections in Goleta. The article says they are redesigning that area to ease traffic concerns and make it more pedestrian friendly. Hopefully it works, because it gets really jammed up there every day.

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Legals Administer of Estate 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 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 Abandonment STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following Fictitious Business Name is being abandoned: Informaco at 316 Stevens Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93105 The original statement for use of this Fictitious Business Name was filed Oct 25, 2010. in the County of Santa Barbara. Original file no. 2010‑0003238. The person(s) or entities abandoning use of this name are as follows: Donald J Cobb 316 Stevens Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93105. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 16, 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 Melissa Mercer. Published Oct 24, 31. Nov 7, 14 2013.

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FBN Withdrawal STATEMENT OF WITHDRAWAL OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following persons (s) has (have) withdrawn as partner (s) from the partnership operating under: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.


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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.

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.


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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: 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: 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: 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: 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. 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: 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: 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 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. 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: (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: 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: Amora Heart For Humanity at 519 W Quarantina Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Benicia Grace 5815 La Goleta Road Goleta, CA 93117 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Benicia Grace 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 Danielle Gomez. FBN Number: 2013‑0003010. Published: Oct 24, 31. Nov 7, 14 2013. STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following Fictitious Business Name is being abandoned: California Hobbies at 5118 Holister Ave. Santa Barbara, CA 93111 The original statement for use of this Fictitious Business Name was filed Sep 29, 2009. in the County of Santa Barbara. Original file no. 2009‑ 0003128. The person(s) or entities abandoning use of this name are as follows: Elizabeth Ruckle 109 W. Padre St. Santa Barbara, CA 93105. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 21, 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 24, 31. Nov 7, 14 2013.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Fresh Coat Location #91285 at 5142 Hollister St., Suite 123 Santa Barbara, CA 93111; M.­J. Painters, Inc (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Justin Engelbach This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 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: 2013‑0003185. Published: Oct 24, 31. Nov 7, 14 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Real Time Staffing Services, Inc, Select Trucking Services, Inc, Remedy Intelligent Staffing, Inc, Westaff (USA) Inc, Remedy Temporary Services, Inc at 3820 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Koosharem LLC (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 24, 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‑ 0002968. Published: Oct 24, 31. Nov 7, 14 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Nakali Esthetics at 5085 San Bernardo Place Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Natalie Taylor (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual 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 Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2013‑0003059. Published: Oct 24, 31. Nov 7, 14 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Custom Events For You at 1908 El Camino De La Luz Santa Barbara, CA 93108; Donya Victoriana Diamond (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Donya Diamond This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 15, 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‑ 0003149. Published: Oct 24, 31. Nov 7, 14 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Andrea Veronica Incorporated, AVI Events at 2510 1/2 De La Vina Street Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Veronica Carson 5555 Harlod Way #305 Hollywood, CA 90028; Andrea McGee 2510 1/2 De La Vina Street Santa Barbara, CA 93105 This business is conducted by a General Partnership Signed: Andrea McGee This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 15, 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‑ 0003153. Published: Oct 24, 31. Nov 7, 14 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Frame at 901 De La Vina St Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Elaine Esbeck 135 Morada Ln Santa Barbara, CA 93105 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Elaine M. Esbeck This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 16, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003160. Published: Oct 24, 31. Nov 7, 14 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: East of Eden Supply, Goodland Supply, EOE Supply, Good Land Supply at 7396 Freeman Pl. #B Goleta, CA 93117; Save Our Skin, Inc (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Caren Paulson, CFO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 16, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Miriam Leon. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003164. Published: Oct 24, 31. Nov 7, 14 2013.


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Having a positive impact on others, and feeling fulfillment in return, is a cornerstone of the Cottage Health System culture. As a community-based, notfor-profit provider of leading-edge healthcare for the Greater Santa Barbara region, Cottage emphasizes the difference each team member can make. It’s a difference you’ll want to experience throughout your entire career. Join us in one of the openings below.

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

• Systems Security Coordinator • Trauma Registrar

Allied Health

Nursing • Birth Center

• EKG Part-Time

• Cardiac Cath Lab

• Endoscopy Tech – Part-Time

• Emergency

• HIM Coder III – Remote Coder

• Med/Surg – Float Pool

• Neurodiagnostic Tech II

• Mother Infant Center

• Occupational Therapist – Per Diem

• Pulmonary, Renal

• Patient Care Tech

• SICU • Surgery

• Personal Care Attendant – Villa Riviera

• Telemetry

• Pharmacist

• Utilization Management Case Manager

• Surgical Technicians


• Telemetry Tech – Per Diem

Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital

• Environmental Services Supervisor • Manager, Purchasing

• Physical Therapist – Per Diem


• Recreational Therapist – Per Diem

• Cook • Security Officer – Part-Time and Per Diem • Senior Administrative Assistant

Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital • RN – Med/Surg – Per Diem

Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital • Clinical Nurse Coord – ICU • Clinical Resource Nurse – Emergency • CNA – Per Diem • RNs – Emergency, Med/Surg, ICU

Pacific Diagnostic Laboratories • Anatomic Path Tech • Clinical Lab Scientists • Certified Phlebotomy Techs • Laboratory Assistant – 3-11 PM • Laboratory Manager – Microbiology • Please apply to:



BREN SCHOOL OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & MANAGEMENT Supports the department’s academic programs. Provides administrative support to Bren faculty, visitors, students to ensure smooth and successful instruction. Helps faculty and visiting instructors with room and equipment scheduling, GauchoSpace access, textbooks and readers, entering grades, and course evaluations. Tracks upcoming academic activities (courses, short courses, workshops, special educational programs, and colloquia). Notifies faculty and students alerts students to upcoming deadlines for registration, Master’s Projects and other program requirements. Posts and updates the schedule of classes and electronic calendars for courses, events, and resources; maintains accurate and engaging content on Academic Programs webpages; participates in promotional and recruitment activities on behalf of the Bren School and engages in other duties as needed. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience. Strong organization and interpersonal skills. Excellent verbal communication and writing skills. Notes: This is a 100% time position with full benefits. Fingerprinting required. $19.60 ‑ $20.53/hr. For primary consideration apply by 10/30/2013, thereafter open until filled. AA/EOE Apply online at Job #20130484

Sr. Administrative Assistant to Clinical Services & Quality Support Services.

At Cottage Health System, our facilities are state‑of‑the‑art and our physicians, nurses, technicians and staff are simply the best. Our shared governance environment gives you a voice in the organization and encourages the contributions, creativity and skills of every member of our patient care teams. If you are interested in taking your career to the next level, this is just what you’ve been looking for. Reporting to the VP of Clinical Services


EQUAL RIGHTS Raise $$ for the nation’s top progressive organizations:

• Stationary Engineer II

$9 – $15.00/hr. We offer an excellent compensation package that includes above-market salaries, premium medical benefits, pension plans, tax savings accounts, rental and mortgage assistance, and relocation packages. What’s holding you back?

Base pay & bonuses 16-40 hrs/wk

For more information on how you can advance your future with these opportunities, or to submit a resume, please contact: Cottage Health System, Human Resources, P.O. Box 689, Pueblo at Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93102-0689. Please apply online at

Please reference “SBI” when applying. EOE



October 24, 2013

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& VP of Quality Support Services, you will provide administrative and project support, as well as develop workflow processes and systems. Duties include answering phones, processing mail, coordinating meetings and retreats and arranging travel. You’ll also monitor all contracts and projects, manage meeting schedules for executives, and prepare routine correspondence and edit for grammatical accuracy, maintain appropriate online policies and procedures. Support direct reports for the Clinical Services & Quality Support Services Divisions, with scheduling meetings and travel, assemble agenda packets and work on special projects as requested, prepare and mail correspondence (most often “outlier” letters to physicians). To qualify, you must have 5+ years experience supporting executive‑level professionals, advanced 2010 MS Office skills, excellent organizational and communication skills, including the ability to set‑up laptop, projector, conference calls. Experience with spreadsheets is required, including the ability to organize data into grids and graphs, work with Excel formulas and pivot tables, format cells and create reports with headers, titles, etc. You’ll also type 70 wpm, be proficient at Adobe Reader/Writer, and have the ability to work independently and exercise good judgment. An Associate’­ s degree and previous experience in a healthcare environment strongly preferred. We offer competitive salaries and a very comprehensive benefits package, which includes pension plan and tax savings accounts. Please apply online at EOE

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Cliff Room Cocktails at 1828 Cliff Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Milhouse Productions, LLC 114 E. Haley St. Suite O Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: John Bennett, Managing Member This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 15, 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: 2013‑0003151. Published: Oct 24, 31. Nov 7, 14 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Full Spectrum Recovery & Counseling at 601 E Arrellaga Suite 102 Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Leonard Van Nostrand 7420 San Bergamo Drive Goleta, CA 93117 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 15, 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‑ 0003156. Published: Oct 24, 31. Nov 7, 14 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. IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF NADINE GROSSO and RONALD GROSSO ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 1438238 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: JAYDEN MAERIE ROBINSON TO: JAYDEN MAERIE GROSSO 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 Dec 4, 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 Oct 4, 2013. by Terri Chavez; Deputy Clerk for James E. Herman, Judge of the Superior Court. Published. Oct 24, 31. Nov 7, 14 2013.

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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 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( gov/selfhelp), 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

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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, (www., en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www.courtinfo. 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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SUMMONS: (CITACION JUDICIAL) NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): MOLLY C JOHNSON AKA MOLLY JOHNSON; DOES 1 to 10 Inclusive YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: (LO ESTA DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): DISCOVER BANK 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 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( gov/selfhelp), 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, (www., en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www.courtinfo. o poniendose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. CASE NO:1418545 The name and address of the court is: (El nombre y direccion de la corte es) Superior Court of California, Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara 1100 Anacapa St., 2nd Floor Santa Barbara , CA 93101 The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: Winn Law Group, A Professional Corporation, The Chapman Building 110 E Wilshire Ave Ste 212 Fullerton, CA 92832; (714) 446‑6686; File No: 13‑ 04657‑0‑DAS‑JPG (3006‑01) la direccion y el numero de telefono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es): DATE: Aug 23, 2013. Gary M. Blair, Executive Officer, By Renee Bradley, Deputy (Delegado) Published Oct 24, 31. Nov 7, 14 2013.


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


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Patterson Estates 5225 Paseo Cameo Gorgeous 4 bed/3 bath Mediterranean at end of cul-de-sac in Mtn View & DPHS. Wonderful family home with a floor plan ideal for entertaining. Spacious rooms all have French doors to the outside, cathedral ceilings, hardwood floors, 2 fireplaces & private upstairs master suite all in Patterson Estates. Almost an acre lot w/ fruit trees, large lawn, garden beds, spa, RV parking & 3 car garage Offered at $1,795,000 Marie Sue Parsons & Stephanie Young CA BRE 00629053 | CA BRE 01712844 805.895.4866 | 805.453.8528

ReaL estate open houses open houses montecito 1000 FAIRWAY Road 2BD/2BA, Sat & Sun By Appt. $1,150,000, Debbie Lee 637‑7588. Coldwell Banker 1032 FAIRWAY Road 2BD/2BA, Sun 2‑4, Bonnie Jo Danely 689‑1818, $1,100,000. Coldwell Banker

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sAntA BArBArA 1206 CHANNEL Drive 3BD/2BA, Sun 2‑ 4, $7,980,000. C. Scott McCosker 687‑2436. Coldwell Banker 229 EUCALYPTUS Hill Drive 3BD/3BA, Sun 1‑4, $3,428,000, Caroline Harrah 259‑9397. Coldwell Banker 927 COYOTE Road 3BD/3BA, Sun 1‑4, $2,950,000. Francoise Morel 252‑ 4752. Coldwell Banker 940 COYOTE Road 7BD/8.5BA, Sat. & Sun. by appt. Francoise Morel 252‑ 4752. Coldwell Banker

2043 PASEO Almeria 3BD/3.5BA, Sun 1‑5, $1,075,000, Jena Harris 331‑ 3683. Coldwell Banker 30 W. Constance Ave. #1, Barbara, 1BD/1BA, $419,000. Sunday 1‑4pm, Goodwin & Properties, Megan Blankenship 570‑6010

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3415 CAMPANIL Drive 5BD/4BA, Sat & Sun 1‑5, $2,695,000, Nancy Hussey 452‑3052. Coldwell Banker 350 MOUNTAIN Drive 4BD/2.5BA, Sun 1‑4, $1,650,000. Langhorne/Bowe 689‑5759. Coldwell Banker

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rAnch/AcreAGe for sAle 38 ACRE WILDERNESS RANCH. $193 MONTH. Prime 38 acre cabin site atop evergreen wooded ridge overlooking wilderness valley in secluded northern Arizona ranch. Long range views, beautiful rock formations, plentiful groundwater, maintained road, free well access, garden soil, 6,200’ elev. Borders 640 acres of scenic State Trust Land. $19,900, $1,990 down, $193 month. Free brochure includes maps, photos & area info. 1st United 800.966.6690 (Cal‑ SCAN)

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FALL MOVE‑In Specials‑Studios $1020+ & 1BDs $1120+ in beautiful garden setting! Pool, lndry & off‑street parking at Michelle Apartments. 340 Rutherford St. NP. Call Erin 967‑6614 FALL MOVE‑IN Specials. 2BDs $1410+ & 3BD flat or townhouses $2080. Near UCSB, shops, park, beach, theater, golf. Sesame Tree Apts 6930 Whittier Dr. Hector or Ricky 968‑2549 FALL MOVE‑IN SPECIALS: 1BD Near Cottage Hospital. 519 W Alamar. Set among beautiful oak trees across the strert from Oak Park. NP. $1020. Call Cristina 687‑0915

LARGE ROOM Near UCSB/Camino Real

in Goleta home. Nice yard and gardens. Great deal for the right person $585/ mon + 1/3 util. NS/ND/NP. Rich 805‑685‑0611 7a‑7p.

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Lonnie is a 4-5 year old chihuahua mix. She loves kids and loves to cuddle! She is spayed, up to date on shots and is microchipped.


Meet Sage

Sage is about 4 years old and a shihtzu. She is the sweetest little girl you will ever meet! She is spayed, up to date on shots and microchipped.

Cold Noses Warm Hearts (805) 964-2446 • (805) 895-1728 • 5758 Hollister Avenue, Goleta, CA 93117

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treAsure hunt ($100 or less) “NEW” DELUXE DODGER CAP (one size fist all) Orig. $40, now $25. Call Fred 957‑4636. ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION kit. $500 New, $50. Call 805‑967‑4636 IMAC COMPUTER. Works great. Loaded with graphics software. Asking $50 805‑284‑6436 USED FISH TANK. Normally $100, selling for $25. Call Fred 957‑4636

Meet Leah

Leah is a 5 year old “cafe au lait” colored standard poodle. She loves to give hugs and she also smiles! She just had her teeth cleaned, she is spayed and up to date on all shots.

Meet Marco Marco is a 1-2 year old pomeranian that just came from the Camarillo shelter. He is sweet, outgoing and loves to interact with other dogs. He is up to date on all shots, microchipped and he is getting neutered this week.

Cold Noses Warm Hearts (805) 964-2446 • (805) 895-1728 • 5758 Hollister Avenue, Goleta, CA 93117

These dogs would be ever so thankful if you could give them their forever home

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SANTA BARBARA Move-in ready.

Downtown S.B. Both units are 1BD/1BA w/ updated kitchens, new paint, carpet laminate flooring, applicances, etc. Both w/ spacious backyards. Close to all conveniences!

1BD/1BA home w/ 1 car garage in desirable area. Updated kitchen cabinets, fixtures & appliances. Hardwood flrs, granite counters w/ wine cooler & patio. Single story.





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!





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




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.










SANTA BARBARA Incredible loca-

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



THOUSAND OAKS 3BD/3.25BA Corian countertops, fireplace, security system & intercom. Yard w/ koi pond.

SANTA BARBARA Best unit in El

GOLETA The Ravenscroft Ranch Estate

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

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

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.



Upon Request










SANTA BARBARA 2nd floor unit

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

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

w/ mountain views. Close to tennis courts & picnic area.

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!



Upon Request






NEW LISTING SANTA BARBARA Prime location! Spanish style w/ Riviera views,tile floors. Fully fenced w/ private backyard.

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



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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, 10/24/13  

October 24, 2013, Vol. 27, No. 406

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