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COVER | 31 STORY

THE WEEK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 LIVING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Gardening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48

Starshine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Food & Drink . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

A&E . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57

Arts Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57

’Tis the Season

A Guide to Holiday Happenings (Independent Staff)

ON THE COVER: Illustration by Ben Ciccati.

NEWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Dance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Pop, Rock & Jazz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

Positively State Street . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Arts & Entertainment Listings . . . . . . . . 66

COLUMNS BECOME BOOKS When Teisha Rowland was a grad student researching stem cells at UCSB in 2009, she started what became a popular column for independent.com called Biology Bytes. Her writing made us all feel smarter because we could actually comprehend Rowland’s difficult topics, like stem cells and other cutting-edge research going on at the U. Not surprisingly, she has turned those original columns into two new books: Biology Bytes: Digestible Essays on Stem Cells and Modern Medicine and Biology Bytes: Digestible Essays on Animals Both Commonplace and Bizarre. “The books should be particularly appealing to Santa Barbarans because many of the essays are closely tied to the area,” said Rowland. “They explore some of the unique biology found in Santa Barbara, such as grunion runs, the monarch butterflies in Ellwood, and the prevalence of eucalyptus trees.” The books are in paperback and Kindle editions at amazon.com.

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

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Room with a Pew . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

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Obituaries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Rob Brezsny’s Free Will Astrology . . . . . 74

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News of the Week

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GAGGLE OF BRASS: (from left) Veterans Coordinating Council Chair Steve Penner consults with U.S. Marine Corp General Fred Lopez and Vietnam War veteran John Blankenship before the supes’ vote. (Below) Supervisor Janet Wolf, whose district includes the Veterans Building, read aloud a letter from an Iraq War veteran.

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A man jumped to his death from a Goleta freeway overpass at 4 a.m. on 12/2 shortly after allegedly stabbing his business partner. Thomas Hutchison, 66, reportedly broke into Rubel Trevino’s house on the 600 block of Mayrum Street, near the Turnpike Shopping Center, and began to stab Trevino while he was asleep. Trevino, 56, escaped and ran outside for help, while Hutchison fled. About 15 minutes later, Hutchison jumped off of the Winchester overpass after Sheriff’s deputies arrived. He landed on the northbound shoulder of Highway 101, and was declared dead at the scene. Trevino was taken to the hospital and is now recovering. According to the Better Business Bureau, Trevino and Hutchison worked together for a Goleta-based company called About the Children, which the bureau classifies as specializing in legal-document assistance and the company’s website describes as “a parental advocate group.”

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BY K E L S E Y B R U G G E R t’s hard to argue that the view from the second floor of the Veterans Memorial Building is anything but spectacular. But it’s been easy for veterans who have been running the place to argue about almost everything else. Such was made clear at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting, where the supes unanimously voted to eventually seize management of the oceanfront property. The board’s move allows a contract with the Veterans Coordinating Council — which has overseen building operations for 15 years — to expire next June. A long-term power struggle between the “old guard” and its younger counterparts has produced bickering matches, painful council meetings, and strings of “nasty emails,” prompting the supervisors to take the first step to pull the plug on the council’s supervision. During the hearing, a collection of former servicemen and auxiliary advocates filed to the podium to argue for or against the county’s recommendations. Under the plan drafted by the General Services Department, a county staff member would manage “operational, fiscal, and staffing components” at three county-owned properties — the veteran’s building on Cabrillo Boulevard, a veteran’s building in Lompoc, and space at the Courthouse, which is estimated to cost the county $90,000 a year. Per the current agreement established in 1998, the coordinating council is responsible for managing and maintaining the building, and renting out space to outside groups like the Organic Soup Kitchen, Alcoholics Anonymous, and private parties. At first glance, the county’s proposal to strip the council of its managing powers appeared as if it would elicit overwhelming opposition by all veterans. But not all vets sang the same tune on Tuesday, as several individuals took to the podium to express diverging opinions. Several urged the trustees to give the coordi10

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nating council “one more year,” arguing that the “new” council and recent building managers — there have been two new managers in the past six months — have “done backflips” to try to bring order to a bickering group. The council’s chairman, Steve Penner, claimed that numerous audit and management problems were in the

past and that “the Veterans Memorial Building is and should be run by veterans and for veterans.” This remark promoted Supervisor Doreen Farr to ask,“Why is everyone afraid if the county went ahead to manage this building?” She further axed rumors that veterans would be forced to move to another location or would be unable to continue to use the space in the same fashion. She added that counties and cities manage veterans’ buildings in several areas including in Solvang, Guadalupe, and Santa Maria. Further, this proposal is “on the heels” of a similar one that occurred in Lompoc, which the county now manages. Several of the “old guard” countered the “new” council’s plea and supported the county’s plans to look into managing the building as long as existing meetings, activities, and events would continue at the location. They reasoned that tensions may be too severe to reconcile and that the factions could use a third party to facilitate a cooling-off period. Years ago, newer members — largely represented by husband and wife John and Hazel Blankenship, who founded the Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Museum and Library Foundation

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in 2003 — proposed to transform the decaying structure into a museum and an attraction, claiming they had access to the foundation funds to do so. But the older vets have long argued that a museum would “glorify war” rather that provide a place of healing for veterans of all ages in Santa Barbara. Regardless of these warring factions, the building was labeled a historical site built on Chumash remains, thereby terminating museum plans. Though the proposed museum has been a serious point of contention, various factors — war served, former rank, political affiliations, and strong personalities — also distance the two sides. Throw in clouded bylaws and contested elections, and tensions intensified. During the deliberation portion, Supervisor Janet Wolf, whose district includes the building, read aloud segments of a letter written by Iraq War veteran Raymond Morua, a nonvoting member of the council who has been involved in a slew of veteran’s organizations: “As a Veteran, I find it rather embarrassing that Men and Women who at one point learned to fight together cannot find a way to strive together.” The letter goes on to explain that an alarming number of veterans experience difficult transitions once they return to civilian life. The veterans building could be a hub to facilitate collaborative efforts — without replacing the council — and share resources and information, expand outreach, and develop partnerships. Supervisor Peter Adam also acknowledged Morua’s letter and later assured the audience, “You guys will still have plenty to fight over.” The fact that the coordinating council’s contract does not expire until next June confuses an already tangled matter. The supes’ stamp of approval allows county staff to draft a formal management plan and present it to the board at a later date. The council has 90 days before the June expiration date to formally request an agreement to continue to manage the building.   ■

Detectives with the Police Department’s Property Crimes Unit arrested Santa Barbara resident Rosemary Baugh (pictured) on 11/27 after an investigation revealed she had taken over $650,000 from an 80-year-old man with Alzheimer’s disease. Baugh, 57, became the victim’s caretaker — they had been longtime acquaintances — following the death of his only local relative in 2011. Over the years, detectives said, Baugh used the victim’s money to buy a mobile home, shop online, make multiple purchases per day from QVC and the Home Shopping Network, and pay for psychic services. She also married the victim, then filed for divorce two weeks later, seeking spousal support of $10,000 per month. The investigation began when out-of-town relatives visited the victim and found him malnourished and living in squalor. Baugh is charged with grand theft, financial elder abuse, and elder neglect. A Vandenberg Air Force Base sergeant was found dead in his home on 11/26, and his death is under investigation, base officials said. The body of Staff Sgt. Ruben Orona, who was assigned to the 30th Space Wing, has been turned over to the Santa Barbara County Coroner’s Office. No other information on his death has been released. “Vandenberg AFB is grieving the loss of Sergeant Orona,” said Col. Keith Balts, 30th Space Wing commander. “Each of our airmen is


Faced with community resistance, ambitious fundraising goals, and the likelihood of having to temporarily close the institution, the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History is no longer seeking a grand expansion plan for its historic campus in Mission Canyon, where the scaled-back focus will now be on renovating existing structures to enliven the visitor experience. “The more we studied what it was going to cost and that it would involve closing the museum for well over a year, we said, ‘Does that really make sense?’” explained the museum’s CEO Luke Swetland, who took over this year as the retiring director Karl Hutterer’s plan was sparking the ire of some neighbors. “The original goals of the master planning process were: How Museum CEO Luke Swetland do we improve the visitor experience? How do we make it relevant? How do we take advantage of this unique natural setting and create a wonderful indooroutdoor nature experience? Those goals are still front and center in what we’re proposing.” Specifically, the new plan, which will be submitted to city planners early next year, will: bring the entire facility into compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act rules; open up the outdoor environment with more signage and improved landscaping; create a handful of new gallery experiences within the existing space; incorporate staff scientists into the museum, allowing the public to see their work and interact with naturalists; and enhance the popular galleries that already exist by installing new lighting, better displays, and new science. And this is not just the first phase of a project that will include future buildings or road realignments or moving of other structures like the MacVeagh House in the future, as had been proposed. “The three-phase project, I think, has been tabled forever or at least for the foreseeable future,” said Swetland, who anticipates the smaller project may be as much as 75 percent cheaper than the original plan, which may have cost more than $100 million. Altogether, Swetland hopes to enjoy less community resistance and a “substantially” less onerous planning process “because we’re really not asking for anything new and big and hairy.” He explained, “We are hoping to effect a vision for change that’s bold but prudent. It really is the museum finding its sweet spot after a really thoughtful four years of thinking about a lot of — Matt Kettmann options.”

a vital part of our team. The loss of one is a loss for us all.” Just when it seemed Santa Barbara NewsPress’s problems with the National Labor Relations Board were over, the NLRB has set a 2/24 hearing on a list of alleged labor relations violations. The charges include failure to bargain in good faith and wrongful withdrawal of recognition of the Teamsters union, which represents the newsroom. Last year, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., threw out an earlier NLRB complaint that eight union members were illegally fired in violation of the law. The court ruled that the newsroom union was violating owner Wendy McCaw’s First Amendment rights by seeking to control news coverage, a charge that the union strenuously denied. The NLRB now claims that McCaw’s withdrawal of recognition and refusal to bargain were based on “an inherently tainted ‘petition’ signed by News-Press employees last May” that was “bogus and illustrative of nothing more than continued, persistent and pervasive illegality by the SBNP management,” said Ira Gottlieb, Teamsters’ attorney.

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DEMANDING ANSWERS: Though environmentalists haven’t launched a full-blown attack on the proposal to uncork this aged well, they’ve raised a number of pointed questions about Venoco’s plan.

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arlier this year, the California State Lands Commission started examining the impacts of Venoco Inc.’s desire to reopen an old oil well located on a rusty pier off the Ellwood Coast, adjacent to Sandpiper Golf Club and just down Haskell’s Beach from the Bacara Resort. Both Venoco and State Lands — the agency that permits offshore and coastal drilling — believe that the Carpinteria-based company has a vested right to tap the well known as PRC , which was purchased from Mobil Oil in 1998, four years after a spill forced it to be shut down. More critically, both also believe that pressure is likely building in the sealed reservoir — based largely on leaks that Venoco fixed in 2000 and 2001 — and that, if untapped, the well might burst again, soiling the shoreline in potentially disastrous ways. That all may be perfectly true, admit the City of Goleta and a collection of environmental groups represented by the Environmental Defense Center, which is why even the oil industry’s staunchest critics aren’t yet fighting this project in typical tooth-and-nail style. So as part of the environmental review process that kicked off in March, the enviros and the city asked for clarification on a number of issues, including whether there is a legally vested right, whether the “repressurization” threat is real, and whether processing the resulting oil at Venoco’s nearby Ellwood Onshore Facility (EOF) is the only alternative to consider, especially since a new pipeline now takes oil all the way up to the ExxonMobil plant in Las Flores Canyon, which is the South Coast’s officially preferred processing plant. But more than six months of study and one 906-page environmental report later, many of those questions remain unanswered. That’s putting Goleta officials in a tight spot —“It really doesn’t give sufficient credit to the city and their decision-making role,” said City Attorney Tim Giles of the Draft Environmental Impact Report — and shifting the enviros to a more aggressive stance. “We are disappointed,” said the EDC’s Linda Krop. “We feel that some critical analysis isn’t included. We certainly don’t have a clear understanding of what the options are.”

Specifically, the vested-right issue is essentially unexamined by the report —“They don’t really even give sufficient analysis to the alternative of not even resuming it,” said Giles — and State Lands’ stance on repressurization remains the same as it was in March, which is that it will remain an unknown until the well is commercially producing again. That’s “frustrating” for Krop, who believes a separate study is needed. “It’s been 13-plus years since that repressurization occurred,” she said. “Is there any evidence that it’s happening again?” But the thorniest issue is the role of the EOF, the Venoco-owned processing plant between Sandpiper and the Bacara where the oil would be processed. In 1991, the County of Santa Barbara rezoned the land it sits upon as recreational, but allowed the EOF to persist as a nonconforming use so long as it didn’t expand or elongate operations beyond the oil that comes from Platform Holly. Around the year 2000, the county initiated an amortization study that would have closed the EOF by 2016, but that study was never finalized, getting lost in the shuffle when the City of Goleta was formed in 2002 and took jurisdiction over the facility. Nonetheless, the city, nearby residents (who are reminded of potential EOF disasters via regular alarm drills), and enviros would prefer to see the plant disappear sooner rather than later, and they are wary of any project that may keep it around longer. Though the State Lands’ report clearly states that PRC  would not prolong the EOF’s lifespan — and all agree that the EOF isn’t even at its permitted capacity with Platform Holly’s oil — Giles believes that the reopened well would represent a new source and require the city to issue a permit. (Venoco declined to answer questions for this article, but Giles says the company disagrees with the city’s stance on this matter.) If the city were to deny such a permit, the only alternative that remains in the present report would be to process the oil on the pier itself, which clearly has more environmental risk. (The project would, it should be noted, remove the beach’s second rusty pier.) “It’s a challenge in that their focus is solely on processing at the EOF,” said Giles. “If the State Lands Commission approves the resumption of processing without giv- cont’d page 17 

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News of theWeek news briefs cont’d for 34 years. In that time, it has also brought choreographers to Santa Barbara to perform, as well as teach classes. The group also mentors teens with On the Verge, an annual workshop for young choreographers that culminates in a live performance. The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians donated $20,000 to help underwrite construction costs for Habitat for Humanity’s 12-unit affordable townhouse project now underway at the corner of Canon Perdido and Milpas streets. When complete, those units will be occupied by families with incomes between $30,000-$60,000 a year. The price of the nointerest loans will be calibrated so that no one pays more than 35 percent of their income for housing. In exchange, the new owners — selected from more than 100 applicants — have agreed to put in 250 hours of “sweat equity” helping to build the new development. In addition, they take homeownership readiness classes and agree to keep no more than one car on-site. The project, slated for completion next summer, received nearly $1.5 million from City Hall’s redevelopment agency.

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COUNTY Several people — including politicians Janet Wolf, Roger Aceves, Paula Perotte, and Ed Easton, and Goleta Valley Chamber of Commerce president Kristen Miller — gathered Monday night at the Goleta Valley Community Center to discuss forming an Old Town Community Association. The attendees suggested the group be modeled after the Milpas Community Association, whose events — a holiday parade, “Taste of” festival, and regular cleanups — have sought to unite the area’s residents and businesses. Main concerns for Old Town included roundabouts planned for either side of Highway 217, and parking and crosswalks along Hollister Avenue. Supporters of the association agreed on the need to establish steady funding and dedicated members. A little after 11 p.m. on 12/5, an Atlas V rocket is scheduled to launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in Lompoc. Its undisclosed payload belongs to the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), one of the country’s “Big Five” intelligence agencies. The 4th Space Launch Squadron of the 30th Space Wing will oversee the operation, commanded by Col. Keith Balts. This week’s is the 10th rocket launch from Vandenberg and the first Atlas V this year. The NRO launched four missions in 2012, two of them from Vandenberg. As it does every December, the Goleta City Council appointed a new mayor and mayor pro tempore. Taking over for Roger Aceves, councilmember Michael Bennett became the new mayor, after serving as mayor pro tempore this past year. Councilmember Paula Perotte was selected as the new mayor pro tempore. ■

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Though the first real rain in recent memory may have kept a few folks away, about 50 vintners and residents of Santa Barbara County’s wine country still came to St. Marks-in-the-Valley Church in Los Olivos to listen to and comment on a revised set of proposed rules for a new winery ordinance. The November 20 meeting was the latest in the process to update the county’s rules on permitting new wineries, whose steady expansion has caused many neighbors to fear loud parties, drunk drivers, and other perceived impacts to their rural quality of life. The feedback clung to the same refrain that’s been sung since this ordinance update process began more than a year ago: Many in the winemaking community believe the proposed rules will be unrealistic at best and overly onerous at worst, leaving only the wealthiest of would-be vintners to enter the business, while the neighbors want tighter controls on tasting rooms and special events, with assurance that violators will be punished. (For a full outline of the proposed ordinance, visit independent.com/news.) Compared to past meetings, however, the attendance and commentary was much more lopsided toward the concerned neighbors this time around, with more than a dozen speakers from Ballard Canyon expressing worries over road safety and arguing that more tasting rooms and special events would make their area more dangerous. Save for a couple of commenters who criticized the county for not understanding the wine industry and not spending enough time on this ordinance, the winemakers and their supporters proved much less vitriolic than in past meetings. But that shouldn’t be taken as an immediate sign that the wine industry is suddenly enamored with the process. As this reporter learned at a later event, more winemakers are worried about the new rules than ever before, and some have decided to skip these meetings because they feel they are futile and that the county is not responding adequately to their requests. If the latter is true, it could prove a decisive error on the wine industry’s part. As the county’s planning director, Glenn Russell, explained about the ordinance: “It may not be everything that a particular individual wants at this point in the process, but it is a balance.” Comments on the current ordinance ideas are due by December 4. A draft of the actual ordinance is — Matt Kettmann expected by March 2014, followed by environmental review.


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changes were necessary to ensure the countyspecific plan complied with state codes, Kimball nevertheless lamented that shifts in “major policy issues” were not vetted by the full GavPAC contingent. A major bone of contention is a GavPACcreated agriculture-incentive program that critics like committee member Guner Tautrim say was largely gutted from the draft plan by county staff. Other public speakers went as far as to call county planners “arrogant” and uneducated in their approach. As it stands, the only incentive item that remains would allow a landowner who occupies AGII-zoned property to build a second residential unit if the owner dedicates a trail easement, dedicates and/or constructs a public trailhead parking area, or dedicates a permanent agricultural, conservation, or scenic viewshed easement. In her motion before the board voted, Farr asked that the original list of incentives be considered during the forthcoming environmental study. Tautrim, however, was supportive of the proposed Gaviota Agricultural Tiered Permit Structure, a revised, more flexible zoning scheme that would allow landowners “to attempt small-scale uses with a permit exemption or over-the-counter permit,” according to the draft plan, “in order to explore the long-term value of the use.” Paul Van Leer, chair of the county’s Agricultural Advisory Committee, who also holds a GavPAC seat, similarly supported the tier system and expounded on the benefits of farming and ranching, such as stewardship and preservation of wildlife habitat and how orchards and cover crops not only prevent erosion but also stop wildfires. But Van Leer had his own list of concerns and recommendations, mainly that the plan cont’d page 14 

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A coalition of statewide environmental organizations — including Santa Barbara’s Channelkeeper — sued the California Water Resources Control Board, charging that the new conditions imposed on contaminated agricultural runoff do not go far enough in protecting surface streams and underground water supplies from further pollution. The new document is “so weak,” according to California Rural Legal Assistance NO TEETH: Ben Pitterle of Channelkeeper says the attorney Pearl Kan, “that new guidelines are too easy on big-time polluters. it allows agricultural discharges to further degrade surface and ground water quality,” even though state regulators recognize “many water bodies are severely impaired.” Or as Ben Pitterle of Santa Barbara Channelkeeper put it, “The language kept getting weaker and weaker. Finally, we said enough is enough.” At issue is the quantity of nitrates and pesticides running off large farming operations in the Central Coast region. Although 2,500 operations engaged in agriculture from Santa Barbara to Santa Cruz counties are covered by the new rules, the focus of the lawsuit is on regulatory oversight of larger operations — 500 acres or more — located in the Salinas Valley and some in Santa Maria as well. Water contamination in the Salinas Valley has rendered domestic water supplies in some communities undrinkable, Kan said, as nitrate levels have exceeded safe drinking standards by 600 percent. Part of the problem, said Pitterle, is that new watertesting and monitoring rules still provide major polluters an unacceptable cloak of anonymity. That’s because agricultural operators are allowed to form testing co-ops and release their results in aggregate, rather than individually. This, he said, makes it all but impossible to pinpoint pollution hot spots. Requests for comment from the state board went unanswered by press time, but the state water regulators were under intense pressure from Governor Jerry Brown to work out a deal that the ag interests could live with. Santa Barbara attorney Jeff Young — who sits on the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board — said that the new rules will actually increase the testing and reporting requirements on the major farm operations when it comes to human health concerns. Among other things, nitrate contamination can impede the body’s ability to absorb oxygen, leading to the Blue Baby Syndrome among infants. Even with the new requirements, the lawsuit contends, the remedies are unacceptably nebulous — Nick Welsh and unspecified.

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not try and cap the size of structures deemed “principal dwellings” (the plan doesn’t currently limit square footage in any certain terms, instead employing existing county policies to preserve view corridors and stifle what one public commenter called the potential “McMansion-ization” of the rural area) and that trails slated for the area not interfere with ag work. The trail element of the draft plan turned out to be one of the most divisive, with a host of private homeowners and large ranching operations worrying about public paths crossing through or near their land. One homeowner complained that a six-foot-wide trail snaking through Gaviota for miles would decimate acres of habitat and farmland and increase the risk of vandalism and fires. A Reagan Ranch representative admonished no trail should come near or on the historic property. And even a State Parks spokesperson said a large section the 12-mile route identified for the California Coastal Trail between Highway  and the beach is sited on a highly

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erosive bluff and that no feasibility study was completed to determine if the area could accommodate such a trail. On the other side of the aisle, Otis Calef of the county’s Riding and Hiking Trails Advisory Committee said full discussion over informal public access to the area is lacking, and that the plan’s trail section should be amended to reflect the importance of such access. He also requested a concrete schedule for when and how the trails will be created. “We have all these lines on the map, but what do they mean?” he asked. By the end, Farr said she appreciated that all diverging viewpoints could be aired, but she noted, “There has been so much work done on this already. … I feel that the issues that have been brought forward have already been discussed, so my tendency is to not want to make any wholesale changes at this time,” she said.“I want to be respectful of the process.”As with most planning issues, Farr went on,“Not ■ everybody gets everything they want.”


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Chumash Call Out Carbajal lthough st District Supervisor Salud Carbajal broke precedent in October by voting against the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, his vote — to send a letter to the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) opposing the tribe’s plan to annex its 1,400-acre Camp  property — was more symbolic than anything else. His fellow supervisors had already made clear what their votes would be — 3-1 in favor of sending the letter. Though Carbajal’s decision didn’t change the outcome, it Salud Carbajal, 4th District Supervisor was something to appease his annexationopposed constituents. In the letter, Armenta states that Carbajal But the Chumash administration saw it as a betrayal. In a November 26 letter addressed to earned the spot “based in part on the support Carbajal — a draft of which was obtained by The of the Tribe” but that his October vote doesn’t Santa Barbara Independent — tribal chairman align with one of the task force’s aims, which Vincent Armenta asked Carbajal to remove is to support climate-change preparedness for himself from a White House–appointed cli- tribes. Armenta goes on to suggest that Carbamate-change task force for which the Chumash jal’s vote goes against a federal order to recogwrote a letter of recommendation. nize tribes as sovereign and a state order that “As the chairman of the Santa Barbara advocates for dialogue between state governCounty Board of Supervisors, you have been ments and tribal governments. But many of invited to sit on a Climate Change Task Force those with knowledge of the supervisor’s votthat includes federally recognized Tribal gov- ing history, who wished to remain anonymous, ernments,” Armenta stated. “To the extent that expressed surprise and confusion over the letyou continue to express the opinion that tribes ter’s apparent nose-thumbing of Carbajal. On are not governments worthy of engaging in the dais and behind closed doors, he has been government-to-government negotiations, we one of the tribe’s most consistent supporters. respectfully request that you immediately withEarlier this year, the Chumash put in motion draw from the Climate Change Task Force as a proposal to annex Camp  into its reservation you cannot fully support its mandate to sup- in the Santa Ynez Valley. During initial board port tribal preparedness for and resilience to meetings on the issue, Carbajal advocated for climate change.” the Chumash. At a hearing in August, he (along Accompanying the letter was talk that with Lavagnino) voted to establish a special it would be passed along to members of the government-to-government relationship with California Latino Legislative Caucus, a Sac- the tribe, a vote that was shot down by the three ramento-based group that works to get Lati- other supervisors. He was also the sole supervinos into elected office, but there is no word sor to oppose sending the federal government of whether it has actually been circulated yet. a different letter challenging the Chumash’s Armenta and other members of the Chumash right to form a proposed Tribal Consolidation administration declined to be interviewed, Area. And in a recent closed-session meeting, and State Senator Ricardo Lara — the caucus’s multiple off-the-record sources said, Carbajal chair and one of many recipients of several was pro-Chumash, arguing that the outside campaign contributions from the Chumash — legal counsel hired by the county to deal with did not return multiple requests for comment. tribal issues shouldn’t consider litigation as an Carbajal, who according to county elections option and that the amount paid to the law firm records received $5,000 from the Chumash should be reduced from $150,000 to $25,000. during his 2004 election campaign but nothing Several people questioned the tribe’s motives since, declined to comment on the letter until behind last week’s letter. It is widely believed he received an official version directly from that Carbajal would consider running for Conthe tribe. gress if Rep. Capps declines to run again, but The Chumash weren’t alone in supporting many people acknowledged that although the Carbajal for the task force, a 26-member panel state’s Latino Caucus has been growing, it holds of various political figures and tribal leaders far more sway statewide than nationally. selected to help the Obama administration Shortly after that October vote, the tribe tackle climate-change issues nationwide. Car- took its Camp  case to Congress, introducing bajal — who was the only county supervisor legislation through Northern California Rep. in the country, and one of only four Califor- Doug LaMalfa. Where the county stands in its nia politicians, to be appointed — was also negotiations with the tribe remains fuzzy, but recommended by Representative Lois Capps, Carbajal said his participation in the task force State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, and — scheduled to start next Tuesday — is anyState Assemblymember Das Williams, among thing but.“I’m looking forward to my first task others. force meeting at the White House,” he said. ■

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MR. UBIQUITY: Architect Detlev Peikert is changing the face of Haley Street.

FULL-COURT PRESS: Several law-enforcement officers — including (from right) Santa Maria Police Chief Ralph Martin, Hancock College Public Safety Director Wesley Maroney, California Highway Patrol Santa Maria office commander Lt. Alex Carrillo, and Guadalupe Police Chief Gary Hoving — spoke before the supes in support of a plan for the Santa Maria Branch Jail.

Schlepping Suspects Made Easier

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BY LY Z H O F F M A N n 2011, budget constraints forced the Santa Maria Branch Jail to reduce its hours from 24 hours a day to 7 p.m. - 4 a.m. Now the repercussions of that decision on authorities’ operations led Sheriff Bill Brown, th District Supervisor Steve Lavagnino, and many North County law enforcement and community leaders to argue before the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday for a two-part plan to resolve the situation. The supervisors unanimously approved the proposal, the first part of which will assign two existing custody deputies to transport arrestees to the Main Jail in South County. Because of the reduced hours, all people arrested in North County during the day had to be driven down by their arresting officers, a two-to-three-hour commute that took those officers off the streets and away from their regular beats. Many latenight arrestees also had to be moved to the Main Jail — due to their alleged crimes and/or medical issues — as did prisoners booked into the

Santa Maria Branch Jail but ineligible for release. According to Santa Maria Police Chief Ralph Martin, his department alone has driven about 1,800 prisoners on about 1,100 trips for 160,000 miles — at the cost of $400,000 — down to the Main Jail since June 2011. The first phase of the plan will be in effect from January through June 2014. The second part of the plan — scheduled to start in July and run until the new North County Jail is completed in early 2018 — will revert the Santa Maria jail to a 24-hour facility, with room for recent arrestees and 29 beds for longer-term arrestees; providing those 29 beds will mean a temporary loss of 50 beds at the Main Jail. Three of the 48 custody deputies slated to be hired for the new jail will work the extended hours. Because the plan was approved outside of its annual budget talks, the costs for this fiscal year — $272,000 total for the transportation team and the training of the three new deputies — will come out of the county’s contingency fund. ■

Venoco cont’d from p. 11 ing due consideration to where that processing is going to occur, it puts the community in a difficult position.” Instead, both he and Krop believe that State Lands should also consider an alternative project that would move the oil up to Las Flores Canyon. State Lands staffers, for their part, believe this project is much better than what Venoco initially proposed in 2007, when the company wanted to process the oil on the pier and did not have plans to remove the second pier. They do not believe it will elongate the life of the EOF, they do feel the repressurization is real, and they are quick to remind that no hydraulic fracturing will occur in this project. None of that may stop the fight that’s brewing

with Goleta City Hall and others.“It’s a situation where they are able to sit back and take royalties,” said Giles.“They’re not on the frontlines of the environmental risk.”

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The State Lands Commission is taking public com-

ments on this project’s Draft Environmental Impact Report on Wednesday, December 11, at 3 and 6 p.m. in Goleta City Hall. Comments can also be submitted until the December 20 deadline by email to CEQAcomments@slc.ca.gov, by phone at (916) 574-1890, or by fax at (916) 574-1885.

‘Height Shock’ for Haley Street?

Low-Rent Housing Trumps Neighbor’s Objection

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BY N I C K W E L S H

hat was either trumpeted — or reviled — as a “first of its kind” low-income rental housing development slated for Haley and Salsipuedes streets got the green light from the Santa Barbara City Council last week despite the vigorous objections of a nearby property owner who complained the three-story, 40-apartment project would be way too big for the neighborhood. Though the vote was 6-1 in favor of the housing project — and against the appeal — the outcome was much closer than the split might suggest. Most councilmembers emphatically agreed the project promised exactly what the city needs — seriously affordable rental housing — but many had second thoughts about the project’s size and mass, not to mention the path by which it got in front of them. Peoples’ Self-Help Housing Corporation is proposing to build 40 subsidized family apartments — ranging in rent from only $500 to $1,000 a month, well below market rates — by availing itself to a brand new zoning tool known in bureaucratic lingo as “AUD” which stands for the equally impenetrable “Average Unit Density.” The AUD is designed to encourage developers to build lower-cost rental housing by allowing them to build more — though smaller — units than traditional zoning would allow and without the encumbrances of traditional parking requirements. Under the new scheme, such housing projects are to be decided by the city’s Architectural Board of Review, which traditionally fixates on design details and not parking sufficiency or flood-plain issues. In this case, the Haley Street development went before the ABR three times before securing a 3-2 approval. Initially, the plans called for a four-story structure with 47 units and 47 parking spaces. But in response to concerns over size — raised by White’s Pet Hospital owner Arthur Posch and several ABR members — architect Detlev Peikert agreed to lop off the fourth story and its seven units. While that change proved compelling to the council, Posch remained decidedly unimpressed. How could such a seemingly dramatic concession, he demanded, yield such a meager reduction in overall height by only three feet? Posch also called into question the amount of

toxic chemicals buried in the soil, predicting when the rains hit, the area — only a few feet above sea level — would be awash in chemically tainted waters. Five feet of dirty soil, it turns out, had been scraped off the site with three feet of clean dirt taking its place. As for flooding, the development was designed to withstand a 100year event. Councilmembers were concerned about the parking impacts the housing project could have on the neighborhood. With only one space required per household — to hold down costs — traffic planners predicted residents or visitors would park on nearby streets. But councilmembers were also assured in how tenants at similar downtown housing projects used only a fraction — on average two-thirds — of their available parking spaces. Cars, it turns out, are simply too expensive for many people who could qualify for such housing. But the dominant debate was size versus affordability. Councilmember Cathy Murillo first proclaimed the city’s negligible vacancy as being “brutal,” adding, “And I’ve lived through it.” Then she expressed concern about “height shock,” asking,“Will that corner shock people?” Although Murillo would vote for the project, her answer to her own question was equivocal. “For what I can tell, I think it will be okay.” Councilmember Randy Rowse worried whether projects following suit might lead to the “canyonization” of Haley Street. Councilmember Dale Francisco argued the project should be sent back to the ABR with instruction to lower the building front further. When it appeared Councilmember Bendy White would support that, Mayor Helene Schneider, who normally waits until all councilmembers speak first, uncharacteristically jumped in.“This is what we need,” she argued, reminding her colleagues that the AUD emerged out of nine grueling years of debate over density and affordability. To send it back would send the wrong message to other developers exploring ways to give City Hall what it asked for. Everyone agreed that the Planning Commission should weigh in on similar projects in the future and that story poles would have served the decision makers and public better than the 3-d rendering provide by the architect. In the meantime, Posch is weighing his options ■ whether to sue.

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Nicholas Richard Macaluso // – //

Nick Macaluso, , passed peacefully at his home on the morning of November , . A loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, he lived a remarkable life, but looked forward to being reunited with his wife Marilyn, who preceded him in death. We wish we could have watched him drive an old car up to the Pearly Gates, smile, and charm his way into Heaven; and we’ve no doubt that he did just that. Nick was born in Los Angeles, California on July ,  to Joseph and Catherine Macaluso. He attended local schools and served as an altar boy in his family’s parish. After graduating from Al Hambra High School, Nick attended John Muir Junior College, where he met his future wife, Marilyn Kay Carlson. During their courtship, Nick joined the US Navy, and was stationed on the USS Point Cruz, which

patrolled the waters off Korea. While on the ship he was a champion boxer in his weight class. He and Marilyn were married in  and together they had four sons: Joe, Jeff, Jon and Josh. Nick’s working career began when, as a youngster, he was a shoeshine boy in Union Station. Later, at a time that it seemed everyone smoked but him, Nick worked as a sales rep for Reynolds Tobacco. After that, he found his niche in swimming pool construction, working for Anthony Pools and then Blue Haven Pools (Burbank), before moving his young family to Santa Barbara where he eventually established NR Macaluso Pools and went on to build literally thousands of swimming pools on the Central Coast. Nick’s memory was remarkable, and he could recall the customer and street name of most of the pools he built. Where others saw adversity, Nick saw opportunity, and, famous for his handshake deals, he had a very long and successful career not only in swimming pool construction, but in other business interests as well. He purchased and developed numerous commercial properties in Goleta and enjoyed the relationships that he had with his tenants, many of whom were ‘startups’ and entrepreneurs whose ideas he invested in. As well, Nick was involved in the building

Death Notices CHAVEZ, Mario Duran, , died in a tragic accident on November , . Interment to take place in Tucson, Arizona. Arrangements entrusted to Pueblo del Rey Funeral Services () -.

SEMLER, Howard, , of Carpinteria, died at his home on November , . No services planned at this time. Arrangements entrusted to Pueblo del Rey Funeral Services () -.

HERNANDEZ, Natividad, , died peacefully at her home in Santa Barbara on November , . The Rosary Service was held on November ,  and the Funeral Mass was celebrated on November , both at St. Joseph Church in Carpinteria. Interment will be at Cocula, Guerrero, Mexico. Arrangements entrusted to Pueblo del Rey Funeral Services () -.

SHURTLEFF, David D.; of Santa Barbara; died November , ; he was . Memorial service will be Wednesday, December  at : AM at WelchRyce-Haider Funeral Chapels downtown location. Arrangements by Welch-RyceHaider -.

URZUA, Sonya Monique, , went to the Lord on November ,  at Serenity House, after a courageous struggle with O’REILLY, Thomas; of Santa Bar- leukemia. The funeral service will take bara; died November ,  (Born: place on Saturday, November , , //); he was . Services pending. at First Presbyterian Church,  E. ConArrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider stance, SB, CA, followed by interment -. at Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Pueblo del Rey Funeral SerRIVAS RODRIGUEZ, Jorge, , died in vices () -. Carpinteria, CA on November , . The Rosary Service and the Funeral Mass were VILLARREAL, Sharon N.; of Santa Barheld at Holy Cross Church on November bara; died December , ; she was .  and  and interment took place at Cal- No services are planned. Donations in vary Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted Sharon’s memory may be made to Sarah to Pueblo del Rey Funeral Services () House,  Modoc Rd., Santa Barbara, -. CA . Arrangements by Welch-RyceHaider -.

and establishment of the Los Carneros Court Club, and Baltieri’s, Aldo’s (his nickname) and Macaluso’s Italian Restaurants. He was very proud of his heritage and always said, “Everyone wants to be Italian”. His success in business allowed Nick to pursue his real passion: Cars – especially Classics. During his lifetime, he raced them, restored them, collected them, showed them, and until the very end of his life, enjoyed driving them daily. Described by one of his physicians as, “My most politically incorrect patient”, Nick spoke his mind but, was a storyteller at heart, and took great pleasure in meeting new people, swapping tales and sharing a good laugh. Oftentimes, he would be laughing so hard, while telling a joke, that he couldn’t get the punch line out. Nick was preceded in death by his wife of  years, Marilyn, his parents and his sister, Roseanne. He is survived by his sons, Joe (Karen), Jeff (Melanie), Jon (Kim), and Josh (Dani), his grandchildren, Jamie, Jameson, Aidan, Sophia, Jon, Jessica, Justin, Nicholas and Luccia, and his great-grandson, Jett. “I’ve lived a life that’s full, I traveled each and ev’ry highway, And more, much more than this, I did it my way” – Frank Sinatra An internment service will take place at : on Friday, December th, , Santa Barbara Cemetery. Memorial donations to: Cancer Center of Santa Barbara.

cery store, London’s Furniture, was the owner of a strawberry farm in Santa Maria in the late ’s and was a self-taught photographer. His photography work was found up and down the coast on postcards and in many aspiring models portfolios but more importantly he gave us the last photos of our Mom, amazing pictures of his nieces and nephews and memorable family reunion pictures. Mario will be remembered as a dedicated ers and Giants fan as well as his vast knowledge of sports history that was second to none. He was compassionate and helpful by always keeping a door open to help family and friends, spending hours teaching his nieces and nephews everything he could, attending many of their events and taking them to places such as movies or golf & stuff, but most importantly he kept our family together after our Mom passed. Mario will be greatly missed by his siblings Alfredo (Elsa) and Luis Lopez, Jana (Jesse) Garcia of Santa Barbara; Gloria Cardenas, Esmeralda Dominguez, Jessie, Mauro Jr, and Ruby Casarez of Oxnard and Anna Fabiola Barragan of Pasco, Washington, and  nieces and nephews,  great nephew, aunts, uncles, numerous cousins and countless friends. A rosary will be held at Our Lady of Sorrows church,  E Sola St, on Monday December  at : pm and a mass Tuesday December  at  am.

Betty Temple Howell  – 

Mario Casarez // – //

Mario Casarez passed away November ,  after a lengthy illness. He has joined his parents Mauro Padilla Casarez and Carmen Lopez Casarez as well as his sisters Carmen “Mona” Casarez and Rosalinda Casarez Gonzales. Mario was born January ,  in Santa Barbara. He attended local schools including SBCC, worked for Fazios Gro-

in her eye. In every gesture - dignity and love.” Betty graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Nebraska. Betty and her husband, Weldon U. Howell, raised their family in Dallas, Texas where they enjoyed participating in a wide variety of community and social activities. They also travelled extensively throughout the world. Through teaching Sunday school and tutoring, Betty helped children and teenagers reach their full potential. Throughout her life she enthusiastically encouraged her students and her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren to broaden their horizons. After the passing of her husband, Betty moved to Santa Barbara, California, to be close to her children and their families. She enjoyed attending cultural programs and Christian Science church services in Santa Barbara, frequently using Easy Lift, a community-based transportation service. Betty will continue to be treasured by her children and their spouses, Weldon U. (Joe) Howell, Jr. and Barbara, Sally Howell, Susan and David Howell, and extended family members and special friends. Betty’s grandchildren Robert Howell, Amy Howell Wagner, Sarah Colmaire, Ben Howell and Sarah Howell Natalini, as well as her great-grandchildren Kobe and Hunter Wagner, Devan, Kylie and Hayden Howell, Beckett and Cleo Howell, will always remember family gatherings with their beautiful, joyful and appreciative Grandmother Betty. Those who wish may send donations in Betty T. Howell’s memory to: Easy Lift Transportation c/o Ernesto Paredes  Cass Pl # D Goleta, CA - www.easylift.org

Betty Temple Howell ( – ) passed away on November , . Betty will continue to be an inspiration to family and friends, who often heard her exclaim, “We have so much to be grateful for!” She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and caring friend to everyone she met. Betty grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska, where she graduated from Jackson High School in  and was described in her senior yearbook as “Grace in all her steps. Heaven

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In Memoriam

Michelle D. Falvey

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1962-2013 Radiant and Magical Being, Psychotherapist

BY T H E FA LV E Y FA M I LY , JA N FA D D E N , A N D VA L E R I E G I R A R D

recious, brilliant Michelle Falvey passed away

— Santa Barbara,  Ladera Lane, Santa Barbara, CA suddenly September 14 in Santa Barbara after a  (please write checks to Vedanta Society Santa Barcourageous battle with cancer. bara with the memo Michelle Falvey Memorial Fund). Born in Boston on June 9, 1962, Michelle was We will miss Michelle’s bright colors, her scarves, her raised in Wellesley, Massachusetts. After graduating from keen sense of humor, her sparkling smile, her brilliant Wellesley High School in 1980 and Tufts University in mind, and her beautiful being. 1984, Michelle spent 10 years in Boston working in a variety of roles. Each role she played was informed by her The following tribute from one of Michelle’s clients curious and sharp mind, her incredible sense of humor, captures her impact on so many: and her ability to connect with and understand people. From a young age, Michelle possessed an intuitive When I first met Michelle, I was without a home, lacked understanding of people and a genuine interest in help- permanence, and was expecting my second son. I was ing them. Her parents infused her with a strong sense of on a precipice, and she caught me one warm afternoon social justice coupled with a generous heart. Based on on the street outside her office. She saw me walking as these interests, she decided to pursue a degree in social in flight, in the midst of fear, a day unlike any other. In work. While interning in graduate school, she worked in this moment she extended her hand to me. She spoke to individual, group, and family psychotherapy. She attained me with hope, a clarity and directness in her tone that I her master’s degree in social work from Boston College would come to know well, a cadence and rhythm I would in 1994. cherish. I did not know what was within her She then moved to Santa when we met, I could Fe, New Mexico, to apply her skills and passion for helpnot have anticipated the ing others. There, Michelle power she wielded, and worked as a psychotherapist I did not understand the and served at-risk adolesmagnitude of the gift cents and their families. she would selflessly and In 2000, she moved to assuredly offer me. Through our Santa Barbara to continue her work as a psychotheraacquaintance, she pist and broadened her pracinstilled within me the tice to include clinical superdesire to look inside visor, program administramyself and become tor, and university teacher. enveloped with the WIT AND SPARKLE: Michelle Falvey’s sparkling eyes may During the 13 years she lived beauty I found. She be hidden behind these shades, but friends and family here, she provided cliniencouraged me to agree her sparkling wit was always close at hand. develop a coherent selfcal leadership increasingly informed by her study, and narrative, an awareness then implementation, of mind- and brain-based treat- of self, and in doing so bestow the greatest gift to my ment intervention. She served the Santa Barbara com- children. I spoke to her every week; she created the space munity as clinical director for the Council on Alcohol where we met in her office; she adorned it with color, and Drug Abuse, Domestic Violence Solutions, Sojourn articles of simple good creation, and cheer. She was a Early Childhood Mental Health, and St. Vincent’s Family warrior to me. Her eyes were sharp, bright, analytical, and birdlike, and they held a tender luminosity — alternately Strengthening Program. Michelle was dedicated to her spiritual practice based at times they bore into my own with uncommon acuity, on Buddhist philosophy. She received numerous teach- provoking me toward action, dark with depths of underings from the Dalai Lama, as well as Pema Chödrön. She standing. All her movements were quick, fluid, agile, and was a regular at the Vedanta Temple in Santa Barbara, capable. She pressed in close; she invited; she captivated and she also enjoyed the quietude of the Monastery of and astounded me with her memory and knowledge. Poor Clares. There were moments when I was rendered speechless by In recent years, she studied under Dr. Dan Siegel, a her insight and magic, and sat, basking in the time that was noted author and neurobiologist. Through his mentoring, not time, not defined by minutes, or seconds, but rather by she became dedicated to integrating the discoveries of awareness, reserves of power, rejuvenation, and healing. neuroscience into the practices of mental-health interMichelle, often you said you had no children of your vention. She was asked to begin writing for Dr. Siegel just own. But you loved your own mother with a ferocity and weeks before she received her cancer diagnosis. devotion that is rare; you were the eldest of your siblings, She leaves behind her life partner, Lori Pearson, of whom you spoke of dearly; and you loved and cared for Santa Barbara; her parents, Art and Betsey, of Wellesley, the children and mothers who were under your guidMA; and her brothers — Ryan and Mark of Somerville, ance with a diligence and compassion that was more than MA, and Justin of Los Angeles — as well as many relatives human. In this capacity, you demonstrated a masterful and friends from Santa Barbara, Santa Fe, Boston, Tufts, quality that assimilates to nothing closer than maternal love. As I knew you, you were a mother, a matriarch. You and Boston College. Services were held in Santa Barbara on September 22 were a woman who was a guardian, and your children at the Vedanta Temple. Donations in her memory will be were those most in need of such a figure and steady, trustdirected primarily to children and women in need and worthy source of love. I know this story of gratitude is far from limited to my can be made to the following organizations: Santa Barbara Foundation,  Chapala Street, Suite family and me, and I hope the thoughts and love of the , Santa Barbara, CA  (please write checks to hundreds whom you helped in your life carried you in Santa Barbara Foundation with the memo Michelle some form when you sought a respite, and desired comFalvey Memorial Fund); and Vedanta Society of So Cal fort and solace. — Rima

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NEW BREEZE FROM VATICAN: Like many ex-Catholics, I have long subscribed to a decidedly perverse form of bigotry. Of all the denominations on the so-called Christian menu, only mine had the moral heft and stat-

to “mere spectacle. They fail to move us.â€? The facts, he said, no longer justify our “crude and naĂŻve trust in the goodness of those wielding economic power.â€? This is a far cry from the compassionate fatalism of “The poor we shall always have with us, so please give generously to the collection basket.â€? Instead, Francis argued that true charity meant changing the social structures that give rise to such vast poverty. Naturally, America’s foremost sourpuss — Rush Limbaugh — would denounce the Pope as a Marxist. If Limbaugh knew anything about history — or Marx, for that matter — he’d know that can’t be the case. While Marx got a whole lot of things painfully right as a historian, he was — as a human being — a throbbing hemorrhoid of a sourpuss. And are we to believe that only Marxists are worried about a world economy that makes billions of people redundant the day that they’re born? If you’re not lobotomized, you’re not paying attention. I mention all this, in part, because this Wednesday marked the feast day of our city’s namesake, St. Barbara, a hot babe from Asia Minor who got beheaded by dear old dad after she converted to Christianity while he was away on a business trip. For those facing imminent doom back in the Middle Ages — which was just about everybody all the time — St. Barbara was the go-to saint to whom you prayed when there was no one to come to the rescue. Since then, Vatican scholars have seen ďŹ t to downgrade her status to somewhere

ure to denounce and renounce. None of the others qualiďŹ ed as even pretenders. Such delusions of superiority are inevitable, I suppose, when you grow up belonging to “The Church.â€? But as Pope Francis rounds the bases of his ďŹ rst year in oďŹƒce, I no longer know whether I’m coming or going with all my well-nurtured attitudes. For the ďŹ rst time this millennium, we have a Pope who’s positively cool. It’s not merely that he used to work as a barroom bouncer. Or that he sneaks out of the Vatican at night dressed up like an ordinary Joe Schmoe priest to mingle with the mangled. Last week, Pope Francis issued a fatwa against “sourpusses.â€? This was included in a major policy statement arguing that the church’s mission was no longer judgment, guilt, and condemnation — its old bread-and-butter for about 2,000 years — but to spread the gospel of joy, of all things. In addition, Francis took issue with the growing income inequality, the “deiďŹ cationâ€? of the market, and “the globalization of indierenceâ€? thus spawned. How is it, he wondered, that a 2 percent drop in the stock market qualiďŹ ed as news, but that old people dying in the streets from exposure did not? “All those lives stunted by lack of opportunity,â€? he said, have been reduced in our moral imagination 

between the improbable and the impossible, which if you think of it, would make a pretty good motto on our city’s seal. Among other things, St. Barbara was — is — the patron saint for ships’ artillerymen about to blow themselves up. With all this in mind, there’s something wonderfully coincidental about the U.S. Supreme Court hearing arguments involving the case of Santa Barbara’s perennial Catholic Commie peace activist, Dennis Apel, on St. Barbara’s feast day this week. Apel’s case has become a which-side-areyou-on showdown over free speech versus national security. For umpteen years now, Apel and his wife, Hortencia Hernandez-Apel, have operated out of Guadalupe, feeding the hungry, scrounging health care for the sick, teaching immigrants how to speak English, and in one case, providing the video evidence that secured about $300,000 for displaced tenants in a major landlord-tenant dispute. And in his spare time, Apel — a hard-core peacenik — has protested outside the gates of Vandenberg Air Force Base. While that’s obviously an exercise in futility, Apel — like the Pope — explained he needed to agitate against the causes of poverty. If we are spending so much on the military, think of all the poor people who could be helped. While Vandenberg has provided a designated space for peace protestors just outside its main gate on Highway 1 since 1989, base commanders say Apel is not allowed to use it. Five days before the United

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he November 21 cover story on Santa Barbara schools [independent.com/schoolsurvey], while informative for the majority of students, failed to mention anything about special education or S.B.’s population of students with developmental, intellectual, and emotional disabilities. This is a small population, yet there was no mention of any program that provides individualized instruction and help for these students and their families. The Santa Barbara Independent missed an opportunity to shed light on a side of education that many people ignore or don’t know about. A growing number of students have disabilities, including autism. This sensitive issue needs to be reported on because families are looking for support, guidance, and resources to best help their children. GATE programs, AP classes, Engineering Academies, and college counseling are imperative to ensure the next generation of grads is successful. However, some students out there will never be in GATE, or enroll in an AP class, or graduate from a university. They are equally deserving of an education, and their families should have choices, too. The Independent is a progressive publication, serving a progressive community, and should be more responsible in covering the whole picture. — Emily Murray, Goleta

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take exception to the editorial cartoon published on page 91 of your November 21 issue. It is unfair to cast aspersions on Canada and all of her citizens because of the repellent actions of one seriously ill, wacko politician. I happened to be traveling in your area recently and came upon this edition in a local coffee shop. It should have been beneath the dignity of your publication to have printed this gross insult to myself and all my fellow Canadians, the vast majority of whom are, like most Americans, law-abiding and decent people who are somewhat astounded but mostly appalled at the behavior of this unfortunate caricature of a human being. To have disgraced the Canadian flag in this

manner is simply unacceptable; imagine the outcry of all Americans if a Canadian newspaper used the antics of an American petty criminal disguised as a politician to disgrace your flag and anthem. I recognize free speech, but I think you grossly overstepped the boundaries of good taste. — Mark Charlton, Victoria, B.C.

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n Monday, December 9, I will turn 80 years old. To mark the occasion, I am going to assume the role of a Wise Old Man of the Mountain, and I invite you to make a unique pilgrimage to visit me in person, if you can. Overlooking Santa Barbara is a range of populated hills we call the Riviera, at the very

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top of which is a lovely but little-visited public property called Franceschi Park. That is where I will be waiting to greet you on my 80th birthday, between 1 and 4 p.m. (Dorothy will be there, too, and since her 82nd birthday happens to be the previous day, this will be a shared event.) In this beautiful setting, I will be freely dispensing wisdom, in answer to your questions on any appropriate subject (one question per person, so please think carefully!). Once you find Franceschi Park, it will be easy to find me. Just follow the short road from the entrance to a spot with parking, benches, and picnic tables. But the main attraction (apart from this rare announced presence of yours truly) is a spectacular view out over the city and the sea toward the distant islands. Since no RSVP is required, this will be something of a surprise party, with the surprise being just who will show up. Most of you receiving this message will, I realize sadly, be unable to attend. But you are all invited. Any potluck style refresh-

magine that helpless feeling at 30,000 feet as you are unpleasantly held captive to the airplane cell phone yapper? Help me, Rhonda. I am now stuck in a seat never made for a person my size or height; I have excellent hearing, and unnecessary human noise offends me. Most people carry on dull, meaningless yammering palaver just to be connected, in my humble non-cell-phoneuser opinion. And now in flight I am a quarter of an inch from the yapper. This is really a detestable proposal. Nothing, nothing is that important. Okay, okay, if the plane is going down, I give you that. Please save me from the cell-phone users of any stripe on the airplane. Profits for the airplanes and the wireless companies are the only reasons for this vast intrusion. Remember how well the smoking sections worked? Write by December 12 (or call on your cell phone while grounded) to the FCC or to your airlines or to your mother and have them all stand their “ground” on no-cell-phone talking at any altitude above sea level. — Jane L. Benefield, Carpinteria

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“Undersheriff Jim Peterson Retired Amid ‘Sexting’ Scandal,” independent.com/sexting] sheds light on a management problem in the Santa Barbara County Sheriff ’s Office. Search and Rescue volunteer Valerie Walston did try to stop the unwanted advances and sexual assault by informing a supervisor. After she did, she was terminated, which is an illegal retaliatory move by Sheriff Bill Brown himself. But perhaps one of the most concerning moves is the cover-up. Sheriff Brown suggests that his internal investigation shows a different story in which Walston somehow shares blame in her sexual abuse. Here’s the key detail: Brown is running for reelection, so it should surprise no one that the investigation has Brown’s own personal spin to make it appear that Jim Peterson was a wise promotion and that Brown did nothing wrong. Sheriff Brown should be ashamed of himself for personally attacking an innocent victim of sexual violence for political gain. — Wayne Shapiro, S.B.

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n Monday, December 9, the Architectural Board of Review will look at Elings Park Foundation’s plan for its corporate office space plus fitness studio and café at the Las Positas Tennis Courts. The proposed building is 3,500 square feet and will involve extensive grading and a retaining wall cut into the hillside. This private group wants to build this permanent structure on public park land that has been leased to them for $1 per year. There is bound to be worsening traffic congestion during construction and afterward on the already beleaguered Las Positas Road. The city is contemplating measures to reduce the current traffic issues. As the project is adjacent to a landfill, mitigation for toxic gases will be needed. Wildlife will be disrupted and oak trees removed with the construction of this large building. There will be untoward effects on the adjacent creek that runs into the ocean at Arroyo Burro Beach. The tennis-playing public does not want or need this expensive project. Tennis fees will increase even fur-

ther. The city leased the tennis courts to Elings to avoid deferred maintenance on the site. Minor upgrades to the existing parking lot and bathrooms can be accomplished without such devastating environmental effects. Say no to this building! — Karin van Hoek, MD, S.B.

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s one of the most dramatic fire seasons in the West is coming to a close, we must act now to prevent further clear-cutting. Until we stop clear-cutting forests and replacing them with industrial tree plantations, fires cannot resume their natural role of rejuvenating our forests. We must demand that California’s legislators and governor act promptly in denying permits for unnecessary and dangerous clear-cutting. We must demand an end to clear-cutting and a return to sustainable logging — Mal Gaffney, Lompoc in California’s forests.

¶ Though it was widely reported, including in last week’s Angry Poodle Barbecue, that one of the Fukushima nuclear power plant’s seven spent fuel pools was briefly engulfed in flames during the tsunami/earthquake disaster of March 2011, later investigations proved that to be false. That fuel pool did blow up, but the cause turned out to be a buildup of hydrogen that had leaked in from another chamber. While the spent fuel pools survived intact, it’s worth noting that several of them did so only because massive quantities of water were either dropped in by helicopter or shot in by fire hose. This emergency infusion of H₂O was possible, however, only because massive holes had been blasted into the containment chambers as a result of the accident. ¶ In last week’s Living feature “A Moving Science” [independent.com/arthrokinetic], we misspelled the name of Dr. Tom Walters, who is a partner in the ArthroKinetic Institute. december 5, 2013

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who — or what — is going to show up at your back door. There are times to slam it shut and times to open it wide. When Sue and I bought our San Roque house about five years ago, we acted on impulse, as usual. After months of house hunting, we drove up to the curb, and Sue took one look and said, “That’s it.” “Don’t you even want to look around inside first?” I asked. “No, this is it. It has everything I want. A front porch, a long driveway, two-car garage, and a mountain view.” We signed the papers that night between courses in a restaurant, on Sue’s birthday. No regrets. Our new nest was empty of pets. Our beloved Fred the cat was long dead, and Sue, brokenhearted, had vowed not to look for a replacement. But if by chance some furry orphan found us, well that would be different. Fate would have to scratch at our door. Sue loved Fred like life itself. I wrote an obituary column about him and was greeted by cards, letters, calls, and emails showering us with cat stories. It was by far my most popular column ever, and I’m not sure what that means. I accepted the fact that Sue loved that feline more than she loved me. When cancer took him, she placed his ashes in a box on her side of the bed. She carries a creased, yellowing copy of my column and will show it at the slightest urging.

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But then, after we moved in, feline fate arrived in the form of a coal-black, ratty looking character with leaves clinging to his tail. We noticed him skulking around the back yard, clearly not belonging to anyone, keeping his distance from us but not leaving. We figured he must be hungry but was too proud to beg. Any movement on our part would send him scurrying. “He’s afraid of his own shadow,” Sue observed. And that’s what we named him. Sue started leaving dry food out for Shadow and a bowl of water. He’s never left, arriving for breakfast every morning at dawn and returning at

his leisure for more. He’s an old grouch, never showing a scintilla of affection. He arrives from the bushes, shedding leaves, eats, and stalks off. A few months later, a new family arrived next door. They owned a huge tomcat named Rocco, who immediately decamped and moved in with us. We didn’t lure him over. He just started hanging around on our deck. This, as you can imagine, created a bit of tension with our new neighbors, a very nice young couple with children who, it turned out, missed Rocco very much. But as reasonable adults, we all took it in stride, as one must do when one’s offspring walks out the door and

chooses to enter another. We’re all good friends now, and Rocco has settled in, except that he’s accident-prone. He weighs in at well over 20 pounds and has racked up some sizeable vet bills. He soon came down with a terrible malady that endangered his life and our bank account. No sooner was he well than he disappeared. We gave him up for dead, when Figaro came to the rescue. Figaro is a little black-and-white character who also adopted us. Sue was not ready for a third hungry border and did everything in her power to shoo him off. But Figaro was determined to stay, and stay he did. Where Shadow was the yard grouch and Rocco kind of an easy-going kid who got into trouble, Figaro is a tiny alpha cat. After Rocco disappeared, we found Figaro in the bushes licking Rocco’s wounds. We think Figaro saved his life. Something — a raccoon, according to the vets, a coyote, we believe — had gouged deep bites into his rear end. Rocco came back from the dead and went back to the vet. Not long ago, a frenzied German shepherd tore into the backyard, and we had a devil of a time dragging him off. Rocco was scared, unhurt, but running out of lives. So now we have three cats when we never wanted one. But Sue loves them dearly, like needy foster children. But three’s enough. Give us a break, Feline Fate. I hope that Fred, up there in cat heaven, is happy for us all. —Barney Brantingham

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o matter what time of year, Santa Barbara remains charming, but it’s safe to say that our county is at its most enchanting during the holiday season. From walking down State Street amid its twinkling

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st Annual Downtown Holiday Parade

Kicking off with the lighting of the tree by the Christmas prince and fairy, this king of holiday traditions in Santa Barbara brings the city alive with holiday cheer. More than 50,000 spectators will line the sides of State Street and wave at a brilliant host of floats, bands, entertainers, Parade Marshall Michael Imperioli (The Sopranos), and of course … Santa! And, immediately following the parade, more good tidings will be exchanged in De la Guerra Plaza.

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Solvang Julefest Christmas Parade

Solvang continues its tradition of taking the holidays to entirely new levels in its annual Julefest Celebration, kicked off by a parade that travels through Solvang’s charming downtown. This year’s lineup includes Danish dancers (because it’s Solvang), vintage vehicles, horses, and Santa!

Sat., Dec. , am. Parade starts at Old Mission Santa Inés ( Mission Dr.), travels west on Mission Dr. (Hwy. ), turns left on Fourth Pl., left on Copenhagen Dr., left on Alisal, and ends on Mission Dr. Free. Call -.

Annual Parade of Lights

What better way to celebrate the holidays on the coast than watching festively decorated boats from along the breakwater or on Stearns Wharf? This “Rock’n & Roll’n Holiday”–themed parade

lights to sipping hot cocoa at a neighborhood coffee shop with a friend, it’s the little things that make this time of year so enjoyable. So, be sure and take a well-deserved break from working, shopping, parenting, or homework to gaze at the

glittering boats in the harbor or attend the 61st Holiday Parade, featuring this year’s grand marshal, actor Michael Imperioli, or, another favorite, the living nativity at the Old Mission on Christmas Eve — because honestly, who doesn’t love goats?

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is preceded by a Santa’s Village activity celebration on Stearns Wharf in the Harbor with a short fireworks display immediately following the parade.

Sun., Dec. ., pm. Parade: :pm. Parade occurs in the water visible from Santa Barbara Harbor, Stearns Wharf, and West Beach (off of Cabrillo Blvd.). Free. Call -.

Carpinteria Holiday Spirit Parade

Area dancers, musicians, and all-around cheer-spreaders will assemble in this unique community celebration of the holidays. Who knows, Santa might even show up!

Sat., Dec. , pm. Parade kicks off at the intersection of th St. and Linden Ave. and finishes on th St. in Parking Lot #. Free. Call -.

th Annual Milpas Holiday Parade

In an exciting development, this year’s parade will take place at night, meaning all floats and participants will be lit by street and twinkle lights, truly making this a “A Magical Night on Milpas,” which is this year’s theme. Preceding the parade will be a toy drive and classic-car show.

Sat., Dec. . Car show and toy drive: -pm. Parade: pm. The parade travels down Milpas St. from Canon Perdido to Mason sts. Free. Call -.

Downtown Santa Barbara Christmas Tree Lighting

At the kickoff of the downtown parade, the tree is lit by this year’s prince and fairy!

Light Up a Life Celebration

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Solvang Julefest Tree Lighting Ceremony

This holiday tradition includes free treats, dancers, and the triumphant arrival of Santa Claus!

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Bacara Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

For four nights, this magical tree sculpture by area artist David Shelton will be lit, complemented by plenty of hot cider and cookies.

Sat., Dec.  - Tue., Dec. , :pm. Bacara Resort & Spa,  Hollister Ave. Call -.

Hospice of Santa Barbara will host thre e special nights of remembrance this holiday season, giving folks a chance to celebrate the lives and memories of their loved ones with a memorial star.

Goleta: Sat., Dec. , :pm, Camino Real Marketplace,  Marketplace Dr.; Santa Barbara: Sun., Dec. , :pm, Casa de la Guerra,  E. De la Guerra St.; Carpinteria: Sat., Dec. , :pm, Seal Fountain at Linden Plaza, Linden Ave. Suggested donation for a star: $. Call -.

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ichael Imperioli may best be known for his ferocious portrayal of Christopher Moltisanti on The Sopranos, but this Friday he’ll be tackling a more amiable role — that of grand marshal of the Downtown Holiday Parade, now in its 61st year. A transplant from New York City, Imperioli and his family moved to Santa Barbara in 2012 and quickly made a home Michael Imperioli of their adopted seaside town. “It’s a friendly community, and I find people really easy to meet,” he said in a recent interview with The Independent. “It’s been really welcoming.” The Imperiolis even have a presence on State Street, where his wife, interior designer Victoria, owns and operates Metropolitan showroom and boutique. It was film that initially brought Imperioli to town. “In 2010, I wrote and directed a movie, and my wife did production design. We had the U.S. premiere in the Santa Barbara Film Festival,” he said. “At that time, we were just starting to think about maybe getting out of [New York City], and we thought, ‘This place might be kinda cool’ … because I could still do business in L.A. For my work, I have to be either at one coast or the other. I go back and forth quite a bit, which is great because I love New York. We were just ready to not live in a big city for a while. I mean if you want to live in a big city, New York is the best in the world. But if you need a break from a big city, then, you know, [Santa Barbara] is perfect.” Imperioli’s new home has proved an easy fit for him. “This summer, I worked a lot in L.A. on Californication. I did a whole season of that show,” he said. “And [Santa Barbara] is a great place for kids to grow up,” he added. “It’s very different [than New York], but we wanted something different, so it made sense for us, and we’ve been very happy since we’ve been here.” In addition to riding in the parade, the function of the grand marshal is mostly a symbolic gesture of the choice’s connection to the community.“I think it just adds a little bit of cache or coolness to have a celebrity grand marshal,” said Downtown Organization’s Kate Schwab. “It’s been such a great pleasure working with [Imperioli]. He was honored as heck. We asked him way back in May and then invited him as sort of a reveal to the Wine Tour. He came to the tour and walked around to the venues and then came to the final party at the Historical Museum. … He is really the ultimate celebrity The Downtown Holiday grand marshal.” Parade takes place Friday, Imperioli joins a disDecember 6, at 6:30 p.m., tinguished list of celebrity beginning at State and Sola grand marshals that has streets. For more information, included pro surfer Lakey Peterson and actors Dennis call 962-2098 x22. Franz and Christopher Lloyd. ✮

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for All Ages Join for a slate of seasonal dancing, games, crafts, and latkes. Additionally, there will be a raffle held for a basket of Chanukah gifts, and toiletry donations will be accepted on behalf of Angels Bearing Gifts, with a portion of the evening’s proceeds going to the nonprofit’s cause.

Thu., Dec. , pm. Bronfman Family Jewish Community Ctr.,  Chapala St. Free-$. Call -.

Solvang on Ice

For the first time ever, Solvang will have a skating rink! Each session lasts 40 minutes, and tickets (which include skate rental) should be purchased in advance.

Fri., Dec.  - Sun., Dec. , am. Solvang Park,  st St. $-$. Call - or visit julefestsolvang.com.

Olde Fashioned Christmas in Downtown Los Olivos Christmas has never been quainter, with downtown Los Olivos transformed into a small-town holiday wonderland harking back to simpler times, complete with music, carolers, and Grandma’s famous cookies.

Sat., Dec. , -pm. Downtown Los Olivos. Free. Call -.

S’moresFest!

This veritable candyland will have something for everyone, with plenty of candy-centric activities for the sweet-toothed and music from area favorites The Molly Ringwald Project. Tickets include s’mores and all of the hot chocolate you could possibly drink.

Candy Cane Train

Treat your little ones, naughty or nice, to a ride on the elaborately decorated miniature Candy Cane Train (riders must be at least 34 tall). And, while you’re at it, take in the newly minted “Toy Trains and Teddy Bears” display at the museum!

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Through Dec. . Closed Dec. -. Weekends: -pm; weekdays: -pm. South Coast Railroad Museum,  N. Los Carneros, Goleta. $. Call -.

Holiday Nature Craft Workshop

Create and craft gifts and trinkets, with an array of natural supplies and goods provided by the botanic garden! Project opportunities include the creation of wreaths and ornaments, and there will be plenty of cider to sip.

Sat., Dec. , am-noon. S.B. Botanic Garden,  Mission Canyon Rd. $-$. Call -.

Christmas in the Lincoln White House

President Abraham Lincoln presenter and historian John Voehl, in full costume and persona, will give a first-person portrayal of the Lincoln family Christmases at two branches of the Santa Barbara Public Library System.

Thu., Dec. , pm, Solvang Library,  Mission Dr., Solvang, -; Sun., Dec. , pm, S.B. Central Library,  E. Anapamu St. Call -. SHERI HORISZNY

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Sat., Dec. , -pm. Solvang Park,  st St., Solvang. $-$. Call -.

Shop ’n’ Roll: Roller Rink and Food Court This festival is sure to make Earl Warren Showgrounds the place to be for wintertime fun. The main arena will be converted to a roller rink, complete with a food court serviced by a brigade of food trucks. Skate rentals range from $10-$16, pads and helmets of all sizes are available, and skate lessons can be booked for those looking to take their skating to the next level. Proceeds from this event will benefit the SBCC Center for Sustainability and the Eco-Entrepreneurship Program.

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Find your holiday spirit the old-fashioned way in this rustic celebration of yuletide that comes complete with live music, crafts, story time, and whatever “rein-goats” are (probably magic flying goats, but that’s just a guess).

Sun.-Mon., Dec. -, -pm, am-pm. Rancho La Patera,  N. Los Carneros Rd., Goleta. $-$. Call -.

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Fun for Children Santa at La Cumbre Plaza

Get a photo taken with the bearded man himself and visit his delightful holiday home, conveniently located between Macy’s and Pottery Barn.

Through Tue., Dec. , Mon.-Sat.: am-pm; Sun.: ampm. La Cumbre Plaza,  S. Hope Ave. Call -.

Snow Leopard Festival

More than 80 tons of snow (that’s 160,000 lbs., if you’re curious) will be trucked into the zoo, morphing one of the Central Coast’s most beloved destinations into a habitat fit for the endangered snow leopards, the preservation and protection of which this event aims to promote.

Sun., Dec. , am-pm. Santa Barbara Zoo,  Niños Dr. Free-$. Call -.

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Winter FUNderland

Keeping with the theme of holiday nd d transformations, the Winter FUNderland eco co omee will see the Natural History Museum become plet etee a veritable yuletide extravaganza, complete with BBQ from the famed Georgia’s fts, Smokehouse food truck, face-painting, craft a special presentation in the planetarium, and a meet and greet with winter animals at the “zoo and you” presentation at 2pm. Parents can even get some holiday shopping done while kids listen to traditional Chumash stories.

Sat., Dec. , am-pm. S.B. Museum of Natural History,  Puesta del Sol. Free-$. Call -.

“The Act of Giving” Craft Workshop

This workshop gives kids ages 5-12 a chance to be inspired by the works on display in the museum, using their new perspectives to produce some work of their own in the shape of ornaments, cards, and prints.

Sat., Dec. , am-pm. S.B. Museum of Art,  State St. $-$. Call -.

Winter Decorations Teen Craft Workshop Junior high and high school students are invited to turn paper into extraordinary snowflakes, ballerinas, and calling-bird ornaments. Preregistration is recommended.

Sat., Dec. , :-:pm. Townley Rm., S.B. Central Library,  E. Anapamu St. Free. Call - or visit sbplibrary.org.

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Collectors, art lovers, and holiday shoppers will love this sale of all things rare and whimsical, the largest folk art show in Southern California! With goods from more than 50 countries, a trip around this market and tantalizing cuisine at the Tribal Arts Café will feel like an adventure in and of itself. Proceeds benefit the museum’s exhibits and educational programs.

Fri., Dec. , am-pm; Sat., Dec.  - Sun., Dec. , am-pm. S.B. Museum of Natural History,  Puesta del Sol. Free. Call -.

Peabody Charter School Holiday Boutique Handcrafted jewelry and candles are just some of the artisan goods being offered at this sale of one-of-a-kind wares, with proceeds benefiting Peabody School. Do it for the kids, won’t you?

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Sat., Dec. , am-pm. Peabody School,  Calle Noguera. Free. Call -.

Mercado y Fiesta de Navidad

Once a year, Casa Dolores brings artisans and collectors together for a mercado, where you can buy everything from small tin Christmas decorations and handwoven clothing to collectible pottery, toys, and jewelry. A Oaxacan artist will be carving alebrijes (brightly colored sculptures) on-site. There will be an arts-and-crafts table for the kids and a holiday party, too!

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Sat., Dec. , am-pm. Casa Dolores,  Bath St. Free. Call -.

Tone-Up Santa Barbara Annual Holiday Boutique Sip ’n’ shop at this one-night-only holiday boutique, with vendors like Thomas Rhodes Jewelry, Bella Notte, and Cupcake Queen offering unique and classy gifts for everyone on your list.

Sat., Dec. , noon-pm. Tone-Up Santa Barbara,  De la Vina St. Call -.

Solvang Library Holiday Book Sale and Craft Fair The Yes Store: th Anniversary

A celebration of Santa Barbara’s longestrunning artisan co-op. This year’s handcrafted holiday offerings include (but are far from limited to) pottery, jewelry, sculptures, and woodworking.

Through Dec. , am-pm. The Yes Store,  State St. Call -.

Holiday Pottery Sale

Find that special, one-of-a-kind gift at this sale of spectacular ceramic works, handmade by faculty and staff.

Fri., Dec. , am-pm. Allan Hancock College,  S. College Dr., Santa Maria. Works are $-$. Call -.

Give the gift of the written word, and save some dough in the process, with hardback books being offered at a mind-boggling $2 each and kids’ books at an even more staggering 50 cents! Plus, there will be a bounty of handmade goods to complement this literary fire-sale, with proceeds of all sales benefiting the library.

Sat., Dec. , am-pm. Solvang Library,  Mission Dr., Solvang. Call -.

Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara Holiday Book Sale Pick out a new or used book on sale starting at $1, just in time for gift giving. Sales benefit the organization’s library and literacy program.

Through Dec. , -pm; Girls Inc.,  E. Ortega St. Free. Free Fr ee.. Call ee Call -.  - - .

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Sun., Dec. , noon-pm. Four Seasons The Biltmore,  Channel Dr. $. Call -.

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Christmas Art & Craft Fair

Living Faith Church’s Women’s group provide an opportunity to support area artists and find the perfect holiday gift and the ideal baked good. Proceeds will go to the Teen Challenge Women’s group in Ventura.

Sat., Dec. , am-pm. Living Faith Ctr.,  Hollister Ave. Call -.

The th Annual Holiday Massage Gallery Gift Boutique Listen to live music as you look at and buy works featured by South Coast artists and crafters. Raffles will be held to benefit Girls Inc. of Greater S.B.

Sat., Dec.  and , am-pm. The Massage Gallery,  Chapala St. Free. Call -.

Theater/Dance A Rubicon Family Christmas Concert

The candles are lit, and the halls are decked. All is in the readiness for this Christmas concert that offers a mix of traditional carols, pop hits, and Broadway standards sung by six stars of shows including Cats, Phantom of the Opera, and Rent.

Thu.-Fri., Dec. -, pm. Sat., Dec. ,  and pm; Sun., Dec. , pm. Rubicon Theatre,  E. Main St., Ventura. $-$. Call -.

Little Miss Scrooge

This Dickensian musical extravaganza follows Estella Scrooge, a young Wall Street tycoon and direct descendant of Ebenezer, who travels to Pickwick, Ohio, on Christmas. Part love story, part ghost story, Little Miss Scrooge is a testament to Charles Dickens’s passionate belief in social reform and the overwhelming power of human kindness and generosity.

Wed. and Sun., Dec.  and ,  and pm; Thu.-Fri., Dec. -, pm; Sat., Dec. ,  and pm; Mon., Dec. , pm. Rubicon Theatre,  E. Main St., Ventura. $-$. Call -.

Miracle on th Street

Come watch the movie about Kris, an old gentleman who really seems to believe he is Santa Claus and becomes the department store Santa at Macy’s.

Shows through Dec. . Fri.-Sat.: pm; Sun.: pm. Ojai Center for the Arts,  S. Montgomery St., Ojai. $-$. Call - or visit ojaiact.org.

A Christmas Carol

Calling all Scrooges; you know who you are. Enjoy this annual tradition of this Dickens classic story of redemption and the true meaning of Christmas, starring an all-local cast.

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Shows through Dec. . Fri.-Sat.: pm; Sun.: pm. Plaza Playhouse Theater,  Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria. $-$. Call -.

The Nutcracker

Rudolph

Gustafson Dance featuring members of the State Street Ballet Young Dancers perform this holiday story we all know, but this one is on toe shoes! Rudolph, the abominable snowman, the Misfit Toys, and Santa will all be in this special production.

Sat., Dec. ,  and pm. Lobero Theatre,  E. Canon Perdido St. $-$. Call -.

The Nutcracker

The Goleta School of Ballet presents its 28th annual Nutcracker performance, the holiday classic that has been a family Christmas tradition for more than a century.

Sat.-Sun., Dec. -, -:pm. Marjorie Luke Theatre,  E. Cota St. $. Call -.

The Nutcracker Tutu Suite

The Goleta School of Ballet presents its children’s division performing its version of The Nutcracker, otherwise known as teeny tots in tiny tutus.

Sat., Dec. , :pm. San Marcos High School Auditorium,  Hollister Ave. $. Call -.

Santa Barbara Festival Ballet’s The Nutcracker Celebrating its 39th year, the SBFB takes you on a magical journey with Clara and her Nutcracker Prince. A cast of 100 and a full symphony orchestra will perform.

Sat., Dec. , : and pm; Sun., Dec. , :pm. $-$. Arlington Theatre,  State St. Call -.

Solvang Nativity Pageant

The “Christmas Story” comes to life with a choir, actors, and live animals onstage. Seating is first come, first entertained.

Sat., Dec. ,  and pm. Solvang Festival Theater,  nd St., Solvang. Free. Call -.

The Christmas Revels: In Celebration of the Winter Solstice The Spirits of Haddon Hall features 800 years of glorious English and European music, dances, and stories that share the stage with ghostly generations inhabiting this historic manor house.

Sat., Dec. , : and :pm; Sun., Dec. , :pm. Lobero Theatre,  E. Canon Perdido St. Free-$ (ask about the family discount). Call -.

The Montecito School of Ballet Presents A Winter Wonderland These three original ballets that celebrate the Christmas season were inspired by the Royal Ballet of England.

Sat., Dec. , :pm; Sun., Dec. , pm. Marjorie Luke Theatre,  E. Cota St. $-$. Call -.


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A charming and wholly unique musical experience, Pink Martini returns to Santa Barbara with Portland’s 12-piece “Little Orchestra” led by the one-and-only China Forbes, with the eternally zestful Thomas Lauderdale on piano.

Thu., Dec. , pm. Arlington Theatre,  State St. $-$. Call -.

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis Chip Davis and Jackson Berkey changed the Christmas Music landscape in one fell swoop with the fast-paced, classically minded electro-ballads of Manheim Steamroller. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to see them perform live so that the next time you hear their music playing at a Christmas party, you can nonchalantly say,“Eh, they’re better live.”

Thu., Dec. , pm. Granada Theatre,  State St. $-$. Call -.

Songs on a Mid-Winter’s Night

Organizers ask that you bring a toy for the Unity Shoppe’s annual toy drive as your admission fee to this music and art gathering that aims to strengthen communal bonds and spread the joy of this holiday season.

Fri., Dec. , :pm. Cambridge Drive Community Church,  Cambridge Dr., Goleta. Free. Call -.

Westmont Christmas Festival

Westmont College flexes all of its musical muscles every year in the Christmas festival, taking full advantage of this breathtaking venue. Stunning renditions of Christmas ballads both well known and obscure are woven together for a seasonal celebration that’s become an annual highlight.

Fri.-Sat., Dec. -, pm.; Sun., Dec. , pm. First Presbyterian Church,  E. Constance Ave. $-$. Call -.

Trinity Episcopal Advent Organ Series: Kevin Rose This is the second of a four-part performance series that prompts noted artists to share their interpretations of Advent and Christmas music using this most dramatic of musical instruments.

Sun., Dec. , :pm. Trinity Episcopal Church,  State St. Free. Call -.

Messiah Sing-Along

Phillip McLendon will conduct this performance of George Frideric Handel’s choral masterpiece Messiah by an orchestra assembled by James Mooy, with a slate of noted solo artists. There is a catch: There is no chorus, save for the audience! Sing your heart out with world-class musical accompaniment at your back.

Tue., Dec. , :pm. First Presbyterian Church,  E. Constance Ave. $. Call -.

nd Annual TubaChristmas Performance A host of more than 40 brass musicians of all ages will perform renditions of traditional Christmas carols, in conjunction with performances taking place all over world as a tribute to the late William J. Bell. This year marks the 22nd performance in Santa Barbara and the 38th in the world, and will be conducted by Santa Barbara City College Band Director Eric Heidner.

Sat., Dec. , noon. Storke Placita,  block of State St. Free. Call -.  - .

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Santa Barbara Choral Society’s Hallelujah Project Let this chorus of more than 90 area singers rss tan n and performers, highlighted by Metropolitan Opera tenor Eduardo Villa, transport you and yours into seasonal bliss with a performance of holiday music. This year’s show will also mark the first performance of the Hallelujah Project Children’s Chorus!

Sat., Dec. , pm; Sun., Dec. , pm. Lobero Theatre,  E. Canon Perdido St. $.-$.. Call -.

Winter Concert

Musicians ages 5-18 will showcase their talents in multitiered ensemble performances, playing everything from Bach to Mendelssohn.

Sun., Dec. , pm. First Presbyterian Church,  E. Constance Ave. Free. Call -.

Trinity Episcopal Advent Organ Series: Emma Lou Diemer In the third of a four-part exploration of the breadth and depth of musical expression, Diemer ushers audiences into hallowed space with a profound and soulful performance.

Sun., Dec. , :pm. Trinity Episcopal Church,  State St. Free. Call -.

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Sat., Dec. , pm; Sun., Dec. , pm. The Chapel at Garden Street Academy,  Garden St. $-$. Call -.

Trinity Episcopal Advent Organ Series: David A. Gell The fourth and final performance of the Advent series, David Gell’s performance on the church’s organ is sure to delight audiences.

Sun., Dec. , :pm. Trinity Episcopal Church,  State St. Free. Call -.

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This is not just a concert but a sing-along and a party, too! The Meistersingers featuring harpist Laurie Rasmussen will sing carols of the season.

Sun., Dec. , pm. Unitarian Society of S.B.,  Santa Barbara St. $-$. Call -.

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Sun., Dec. , :pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club,  State St. $. Call -.

Mon., Dec. , pm. Granada Theatre,  State St. $-$. Call -.

Community Christmas Carol Sing-Along & Wassail Party These community sing-alongs are a tradition that’s 20 years running, with voices from the community joining together in songs that have endured for generations. The poetry of Diane Wyman will be featured, and soprano/ flutist Jane Hahn will lend a note or two for setting.

Fri., Dec. , :-pm. Trinity Episcopal Church,  State St. Free. Call -.

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As always, find the complete listings online at independent.com/events. And if you have an event coming up, let us know about it by emailing listings@independent.com. and Teddy Bears” display at the museum! Runs through December  (closed Dec. -). Weekends: -pm; weekdays: -pm. South Coast Railroad Museum,  N. Los Carneros, Goleta. $. Call -.

FRIDAY 12/6

/: Film Screening: The Boy Who Flies  This inspiring familyfriendly documentary tells the story of Godfrey, a boy with dreams of becoming Malawi’s first paraglider pilot. Come and write your dreams on the School of Dreams Bus, and meet Godfrey during a Q&A session. pm. Rusty’s Pizza Parlor,  W. Carrillo St. Admission by donation. Visit theboywhoflies.com or call -.

THURSDAY 12/5 /: Pink Martini Holiday Show  Not your typical holiday show, this oh-so-hip ensemble with its swinging jazz and Latinflavored sound will lure you into a cool and sultry season. -pm. Arlington Theatre,  State St. $-$. Call -. /: John Divola: As Far as I Could Get  As part of the Family st Thursdays, teaching artists will assist families in creating special art projects based on John Divola’s exhibit, like running dog collages textured with graphite. ::pm. S.B. Museum of Art,  State St. Free. Call -. /: Christine Brallier Opening Reception  Come see in person the  stained glass mosaics featured in a newly released edition of The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore. At :pm, there will be a pajama party reading for the kids by Christine Brallier. :���-:pm. Granada Books,  State St. Free. Call -.

/-/: The Yes Store  Forget the toasters and ties; choose gifts that are handcrafted and one-of-a-kind at this years’ th annual artisans’ holiday cooperative. Runs through December . am-pm. The Yes Store,  State St. Free. Call -. /: Forum Lounge: Emily Johnson  To be engaged or not to be? That is the question you must ask yourself before you attend this performance. Emily Johnson, writer, artist, and choreographer, presents Be Mountain, a selection from her newest performance SHORE. You’ll want to be  percent present as she will be using movement-based work and an awareness of the space in which she performs. Happy hour: -pm; performance: pm. Museum of Contemporary Art S.B.,  Paseo Nuevo. Free. Call -. /-/: Candy Cane Train  This holiday train has been decorated in red and white stripes (riders must be at least ” tall). Don’t forget to see the “Toy Trains

/-/: Miracle on th Street  If you haven’t seen the film or the remake about a department-store Santa, you are in for a holiday treat. If you have seen the films, you can see it brought to life in this stage adaptation. Shows through December . Fri.-Sat.: pm; Sun.: pm. Ojai Center for the Arts,  S. Montgomery St., Ojai. $-$. Visit ojaiact.org or call -. /-/: Fall Dance Concert: Anticipate  The UCSB Dance Company performs works created by advanced senior dance majors, faculty choreographers, and distinguished guest artist Colin Connor in a true collaborative spirit of artistry that carries from one piece to another. This production is not targeted to children. Fri.: pm; Sat.:  and pm. $-. Hatlen Theater, UCSB. Call -. /-/: The th Annual

Westmont Christmas Festival This year’s performance, titled Prepare the Way, will surely put



you in the holiday spirit. Tickets can only be purchased online. Fri.: pm (sold out); Sat.:  and pm (pm sold out); Sun.: pm (sold out). First Presbyterian Church,  E. Constance Ave. $-$. Visit westmont.edu/christmasfestival or call -. /-/: The Designated Mourner  It is not too late to catch this searing drama in which three artist/intellectuals describe their experiences as their onceliberal country sinks into totalitarianism. pm. McDermott-Crockett Mortuary,  Chapala St. $-$. Call -. /-/: A Christmas Carol Come watch a retelling of this Dickens classic and see Scrooge in person, starring an all-S.B. cast. Fri.-Sat.: pm; Sun.: pm. Plaza Playhouse Theater,  Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria. $-$. Call -.



/-/: Folk & Tribal Arts Marketplace  Did you know this is the largest folk art show in Southern California? Shop for goods from more than  countries and eat cuisine from the Tribal Arts Café. Proceeds benefit the Museum’s exhibits and educational programs. Fri.: am-pm; Sat.-Sun.: am-pm. S.B. Museum of Natural History,  Puesta del Sol Rd. Free. Call -.

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GAME OF THE WEEK /: College Men’s Basketball: Cal at UCSB  There is a glaring goose egg in UCSB’s basketball history: The Gauchos are - against Cal. Most of those games took place in Berkeley. The Golden Bears have not visited Santa Barbara since , when they defeated the Gauchos in the very first game played in the Events Center (before it became known as the Thunderdome). Cal coach Mike Montgomery has a big front line,  Richard Solomon and  David Kravish, to contend with UCSB’s  forward Alan Williams, who scored  points against South Dakota State last week. Cal’s senior guard Justin Cobbs is the active Pac- assist leader. pm. The Thunderdome, UCSB. $-$. Call -UCSB ().

/-/: Solvang on Ice  Solvang, where you can get æbelskivers, look at windmills and now ice skate! Each session lasts  minutes and tickets, which include skate rental, should be purchased in advance to guarantee flying spins of fun. am-:pm. Solvang Park,  First St. $-$. Visit julefestsolvang.com or call -. /: Peacemakers: Jeremy Gilley in Conversation with Prem Rawat  What better time to see a film about the founder of Peace One Day and International Peace Ambassador speaking about the nature of peace, its importance, and how it might be spread? :pm. Goleta Library,  N. Fairview Ave., Goleta. Free. Call -. /-/: The Adderley

School Winter Workshops Performances  Come watch area students in performances from their winter workshop sessions of abbreviated versions of musical theater classics. Fri.: : and :pm; Sat.: :am and :, , and :pm. Center Stage Theater,  Paseo Nuevo. $-$. Call -.

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As always, find the complete listings online at independent.com/events. And if you have an event coming up, let us know about it by emailing listings@independent.com. /: th Annual Vodka Latke Party � This party will feature DJ Audio  & dancing, gourmet latke bar, appetizers, open bar, dreidel and casino games, and a Glohoop light performance! Casino Royale attire suggested. The Young Adult Division of the Jewish Federation’s event is open to all! -pm. S.B. Maritime Museum,  Harbor Wy., #. $-$. Ages -. Call -.

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SATURDAY 12/7 /: Book-Signing: Viola Mecke, PhD � This S.B. author and clinical psychologist with over  years’ experience in teaching at Stanford University Medical School will sign her new book, Aging Wisely: Facing Emotional Challenges from  to + Years, after a short introduction about the book’s topic, the four stages of aging and the accompanying emotional challenges. pm. Granada Books,  State St. Free. Call -.

New Year’s Eve POPS CONCERT

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 8:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

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Purchase Tickets online at www.thesymphony.org or call the Granada Theatre at 805-899-2222 Programming to be announced. Not part of season subscription series.

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gifts and trinkets with an array of natural supplies and goods provided by the S.B. Botanic Garden. Project opportunities include the creation of wreaths and ornaments, and there will be plenty of cider to sip. am-noon. S.B. Botanic Garden,  Mission Canyon Rd. $-$. Call -.

SUNDAY 12/8

An array of items awaits you, like five-gallon palm trees (below nursery prices), jade jewelry, handmade pots, Asian baskets, owl purses, silver earrings, and more. Proceeds go toward the Elephants Umbrella Fund to help in the decline of the Asian elephant. Sat.: ampm; Sun.: am-pm.  Mt. Calvary Rd. Free. Call -.

Not all holiday boutiques are created equal. Come see handcrafted jewelry, candles, and everything else Peabody has to offer. Proceeds benefit Peabody School. am-pm. Peabody School,  Calle Noguera. Free. Call -. /: Mercado y Fiesta de

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/: Santa Barbara High School Jazz Band & Combos Winter Concert & Fundraiser Support our students and listen to some real jazz. Call for lunch and priority table reservations. :-:pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club,  State St. $-$. Call -.

/: Dengue Fever � Have you gotten your Dengue Fever shot yet? This band accesses a multicultural sound that has allowed them to transcend physical borders as easily as musical ones. :pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club,  State St. $. Call -. /: Christmas in the Lincoln White House � Come listen to President Abraham Lincoln (presenter and historian John Voehl, in full costume and persona) give a first-person portrayal of the Lincoln family Christmas. pm. S.B. Central Library,  E. Anapamu St. Call -. /-/: Stories by Alice Munro � When was the last time you heard a recipient of a Nobel Prize for Literature read from their work? Alice Munro ( Nobel winner) will read selections from Dear Life. Sun.: pm; Mon.: :pm. Center Stage Theater,  Paseo Nuevo. $-$. Call -.

Fast becoming a Santa Barbara favorite, Bob Bernhardt returns with a Pops feast of the tunes you and your family will love, as well as a few surprises! Ring in the new year at the best party in town, but get your tickets early—this concert is always a sell-out!

/: Holiday Nature Craft Workshop � Create and craft

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a Oaxacan artist carve alebrijes (brightly colored sculptures) or have the kids make arts and crafts. am-pm. Casa Dolores,  Bath St. Free. Call -.

auction. Funds benefit BCRC educational programs and services addressing the needs of those with breast cancer. Noon-pm. Four Seasons The Biltmore,  Channel Dr. $. Call -.

/: Snow Leopard Festival and Sledding � Did you know /: Explore Ecology Monthly Beach Cleanup � Do you need a break from the hustle and bustle of the season? Bring a bag, bucket, gloves, and your friends, and help the ocean feel so good. am-noon. Watershed Resource Ctr.,  Cliff Dr. Free. Call -. /: Breast Cancer Resource Center Annual Holiday Tea & Fashion Show � Watch winter fashions modeled by BCRC clients while enjoying a light lunch, divine desserts, and tea. There will be a jewelry boutique, raffle, and silent

our zoo had a snow leopard? Did you know our zoo will have snow, more than  tons of it? This event aims to promote a winter wonderland of fun and awareness of the endangered snow leopard. ampm. Santa Barbara Zoo,  Niños Dr. Free-$. Call -. Read more on p. .

MONDAY 12/9 /: Book-Signing: Fannie Flagg � Join S.B. favorite Fannie Flagg, as she signs her newest novel, The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion. The beloved author of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café is at her hilari-

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Known for his affable humor, the popular host and bestselling author of more than  European travel guidebooks shares what he’s learned in  years of travel. -pm. Granada Theatre,  State St. $-$. Call -. Read more on p. . ous and superb best in this new comic mystery novel about two women who are forced to reimagine who they are. pm. Chaucer’s Books,  State St. Free. Call -.

up. :pm. First Presbyterian Church,  E. Constance Ave. $. Call -.

WEDNESDAY 12/11 /: Julian Nott Holiday Luncheon with S.B. Pianist Gil Rosas and Montecito Union School Chorus  The luncheon begins with Gil Rosas, Santa Barbara’s iconic pianist, entertaining with traditional Christmas music followed by the Montecito Union School Chorus. Then listen to Julian Nott, founder of the modern ballooning movement and the first to cross the Sahara Desert, Australia, and the Alps, talk about breaking  world ballooning records. Advanced reservation is required no later than December . am. Reagan Rm., Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort,  E. Cabrillo Blvd. $$. Call -.

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TUESDAY 12/10 /: rd Annual Messiah Sing-Along  Simple listening will not do at this performance of George Frideric Handel’s choral masterpiece conducted by Phillip McLendon. Sing your heart out, with world-class musical accompaniment backing you

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Where in the World Is “The best thing about Santa Barbara is that my grandkids are here!” said Dick Fuller of Goleta. “I’ve been pretty fortunate to live here this long and to be able to retire here,” he added. Fuller has been a volunteer docent at the Ellwood Butterfly Grove in Goleta since 2007. He enjoys informing the public about the grove, answering questions, and being out in nature.

“We love looking at the architecture here. What other town preserved the old look and then built the new to look old?” said Ben Hinton while he waited with his dog Nimke as his wife shopped. The Hintons were visiting from San Diego after a recent move from Moscow. “Nimke means ‘small hug’ in Russian. We named her that because she won’t do any tricks; she just cuddles!” he said.

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❏ London ❏ Hamburg ❏ Dublin

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Snow at the Zoo Turns out it’s going to snow in Santa Barbara — a lot. Eighty tons of the white fluff is predicted to fall on the S.B. Zoo for area kidlets (ages 4-12) to sled on and frolic in. The ice crystals are being created to celebrate the zoo’s snow leopards, Everett and Zoe, who came to the S.B. Zoo as part of a global conservation accord. In addition to the humans, some critters will get the cold white stuff added to their enclosures, including the elephants, meerkats, capybaras, Asian small-clawed otters, and (of course) the snow leopards. Other kid fun includes a climbing wall, face painting, and electric ride-on animals. Sunday, December 8, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. S.B. Zoo, 500 Niños Drive. For more information, call 962-5339 or visit sbzoo.org. — Michelle Drown

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en minutes into a discussion with professional happy wanderer Rick Steves, on the phone from his hometown near Seattle, about other travel writers and the ongoing philosophical competition between journey and destination, he suddenly stops. “What are we doing?” he asks with enough genuine curiosity to give my laughter a hollow death. It’s not a joke. Just for the record, I remind him we’re talking to pave the way for his appearance at the Granada. “Oh,” he says, “and what am I talking about?” followed by the sound of shuffled papers; then yes, he said, it’s a lecture titled Lessons from a Lifetime of Travel. Okay, then, he asks, “When does this interview begin?” Steves ought to be forgiven his mild confusion, which he later swore had nothing to do with either the accumulated culture shock or jet lag inherent in traveling three months of each year. Likely, this brief disorientation was due to everyday pressures. Steves produces a weekly NPR radio show and weekly PBS television, not to mention this new book and the annual grind of updating his most famous work, Europe Through the Back Door, which first appeared in 1980. “You know I’m not very well-read when it comes to other travel writers,” he confessed. “I do read a lot of nonprofessional books, and people constantly send me their travel journals.” “And you read them all?” I ask, incredulous. “I try to,” he said. There is something more kindly professor than intrepid traveler as Steves’s voice summons visions of Mr. Rogers. But he came upon this persona authentically; a former piano teacher and tour guide, he only wanted to make the continent easier for people of his ilk. The occasion for philosophical waxing about onthe-road dharma, however, was prompted from his recent hosting of part-time Santa Barbaran Pico Iyer on his radio show, where they explored topics more psychological than logistic — helpful hints for making a global soul rather than braving customs. “I think of my career in terms of Maslow’s theories of self-actualization,” said Steves, surprisingly. “My first years were all about

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en years ago, the novelist played saxophone. “Guess I’ve found new nnel my ways to channel creativity,” laughed Kristin Anderson, on the phone from her homee min The Hague, remembering her days as thee horn section of early2000s S.B. folk-pop duo Antara & Delilah.. on But this week, Anderson ups steps out of band lineups taand embraces the tentahotive headlights of authoovel rial fame, when her novel ce Green, an eco-romance, is officially “released” in downloadable form on Amazon. “The great thing is that I’ve already gotten five reviews, and I must admit I know some of the people, but others? I wonder how they found out about this book,” she said. It’s a story of passion and DIY determination, but it began as a headline-shock call to action. Anderson, a UCSB English grad, who admits to a number of 60-page false starts on other novels, began Green in Santa Barbara, the town where the Santa Ynez native moved (after Idaho grad school) and worked in for the last decade. She started her own eco-friendly hankie company and did wordsmithing for the late architect and art collector Barry Berkus.“It was during the Gulf Oil Spill, and I was feeling really overwhelmed,” Anderson said. An onlooker powerless to do much, the idea of writing something that might spur activism in others warred in her mind with an innate fear of seeming preachy. “I wondered how I could convey how this would feel — the struggle between an extremist and someone who wasn’t.” The idea of a romance,“You know, where opposites attract?” popped into her head. Three drafts later, after consultations with other writers and a marathon of Nicholas Sparks books, Anderson had a story made up of characters she herself believed were wrestling with questions that absorbed her, too. The story is set in Los Angeles, which also provides a platform for contradicting tensions: How can everyday life in the megalopolis give birth to an environmentalist sensibility? Ellie, who works on a magazine called Duomo meets Jake whose passion is living as far off the consumer grid as possible, from dumpster-diving to educating inner-city kids on the glories of tree embracement. Of course, he’s got smoldering eyes and she, as the novel puts it, brushes up good. The story begins with a randomly conceived hike through Temescal Canyon in Pacific Palisades — where, of course, our lovers meet

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Lash; a 22-yard scamper by Daniel Molina, Gabe’s younger brother; and a brilliant 27-yard scoring dash by Aidan Williams after Carter flipped him a short shovel pass. The Cardinals led, 21-16. The Rangers came right back after a short kickoff and a long return set them up at the Bishop 33. Woodcock’s TD run and a two-point conversion put them ahead, 24-21. It was the sixth lead change of the game. In the fourth quarter, the Cardinals’ defense came up with two stops to keep them within three points. With 3:06 remaining, the offense took over at its own 20. Carter, who also played safety on defense, was fighting exhaustion. He had

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what it takes to compete, day in and day out. When Gabe gets hurt, it puts things into perspective a little bit. It is a game. … This one was a great football game.” It kicked off a weekend of gridiron drama, experienced on Saturday by those who watched Ohio State versus Michigan semifinals. — the Wolverines went down to defeat like Bishop Diego on Bishop Diego’s lineup was laden with seniors who made it a potential game-winning pass (for a two-point PAT) that to the semis for the third consecutive year. It was their mission was intercepted — and then the incredible Auburn upset of to play for the championship of the Northwest Division, and Alabama. in the final 30 seconds of Friday’s game, they were eight yards Ralph Molina told the Cardinals,“I’ve been around a long away from accomplishment. Standing in their way was the time. I coached here when we didn’t win a game all year. I’m sturdy defense of the Nordhoff Rangers, the defending CIF proud to be part of this. I’m proud to have my sons part of champions from Ojai. this.” He left for the hospital, The marquee matchup, where Gabe would be released Bishop Diego’s first home playat 1:30 a.m.“He’s got a strained off game in three years, brought neck, and probably a concusa crowd of 5,000 to SBCC’s La sion,” the dad/coach/police offiPlaya Stadium. The two wellcer said.“He’ll be all right.” coached teams pulled out all the Bishop Diego players linstops. Bishop tried a fake punt; gered on the field after NordNordhoff faked a field goal. The hoff departed in triumph. For defenses stopped both plays. most of them, it was the last Bishop’s first touchdown came time they would wear their after a 42-yard pass from Gabe padded Cardinal uniforms. Molina to Anthony Carter, They had pushed and pulled who alternates at the quartereach other through long, back position with Molina. Norsweaty practices, through many dhoff got rolling on a 56-yard wins and few defeats (33-6 in burst by running back Matt 2011 through 2013), and now Woodcock. they shared the pain of absoThere was a critical turnover. lute finality. Late in the first half, leading “There’s no next year,” line14-10, the Cardinals fumbled man Jack Braniff said. “We left everything on the field. I deep in Nordhoff territory. The couldn’t find a better group Rangers brought the ball out to of guys to spend the past four midfield, and on the last play of years of my life with.” the half, Cooper Garcia boomed “It sucks,” said Williams, who a 50-yard field goal to make the scored two touchdowns.“It’s score 14-13. one of the worst feelings.” At 5:12 in the third quarter, “It’s terrible, knowing that it’s the clock stopped and the staover,” tackle Joe Salcedo said. dium went silent. Molina, who “It hurts knowing we couldn’t tried to stop a bruising 10-yard come through for our brothers run by Woodcock, lay flat on the THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY: A 27-yard touchdown run by Aidan Williams (left) gave Bishop Diego a 21-16 lead over at the end. I’d give anything to turf. Ralph Molina was among Nordhoff late in the third quarter. Bishop Diego’s Thomas Lash (right) knelt on the turf as Nordhoff players leapt in celebrathe first to check on his son. have a practice on Monday.” tion of their 24-21 victory. John Samson, a short “Gabe took a shot to the and stocky lineman known as head,” said Molina, a longtime “Cowboy,” came over to the 66 Salcedo and hugged him assistant coach and former player at Bishop Diego.“I saw him no choice but to suck it up and make plays. He completed tightly. The two went off by themselves and sat together in the moving, but his neck hurt, and we weren’t going to take any six consecutive passes. B.J. Murillo snagged a 20-yarder in end zone for several minutes. chances.” Paramedics and an ambulance were on standby, and Nordhoff territory. Daniel Molina’s reception gave the Cardinals a first-and-goal at the eight with 28 seconds remaining. Samson was smiling after the encounter.“It’s amazing,” he they carefully removed the player on a stretcher during a pro“I really thought we had it,” Bishop head coach Tom Craw- said.“Joe and I didn’t know each other before our freshman longed time-out — a Hail Mary pause. ford said. year. Now we’re best friends. It hurt to lose tonight, but look Ralph Molina went back to coaching after Gabe went off A spike on first down stopped the clock. On second down, what we got out of this. We got a friendship for life.” to the hospital with his mother.“I know it’s scary seeing the ambulance on the field, but a lot of stuff looks worse than it is,” Carter’s pass into the end zone fell incomplete. There were 23 GAUCHO CINDERELLAS: UCSB, projected to place seconds remaining. On third down, Carter dropped back to Molina said.“I’m a police officer. I’ve seen a lot of kids in the sixth in Big West women’s volleyball under new head coach pass, and a fierce rush by Nordhoff forced him to retreat. He ER. There’s a risk in every sport, but I’ve seen horrible things desperately threw the ball toward the end zone, but it came up Nicole Lantagne Welch, finished as co-champions and will happen to kids who don’t play sports.” play at the University of San Diego on Friday, December 6, in short and was picked off by Nordhoff ’s Shane Hersh. When the game resumed, the Cardinals seemed a bit the NCAA tournament. Just like that, Bishop Diego’s hopes of playing El Segundo deflated. Garcia nailed his third field goal of the game to for the championship this weekend were dashed. The quest of put Nordhoff ahead, 16-14. And now, because of Molina’s the seniors, who had been on this brink so many times, ended injury, Bishop’s two-quarterback system was reduced to one in another frustration. quarterback. “It’s been a hell of a ride,” Crawford proclaimed as the tearCarter took up the challenge. He led the Cardinals to a For more sports, including a weekly highlight schedule, ful young men gathered around him.“You showed everybody touchdown in three big plays: a 34-yard pass to Thomas see independent.com/sports. ening, inspiring, and heartbreaking about football came into play last Friday night when the Bishop Diego High Cardinals tried to break through the barrier of the CIF Southern Section

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by George Yatchisin espite how delicious and welcoming Los Olivos restaurant Sides Hardware and Shoes is — and it’s a 2013 Foodie Award Winner, so you know what The Indy thinks — it’s possible it’s sort of a, well, side project. For when you talk to Jeff Nichols, who, along with Matt, are the owners/chefs/brothers behind Brothers Restaurant projects, it’s clear their latest project is the one.“We’re really excited about our future; it’s what we’ve been dreaming about and working toward,” he enthuses. That project is Brothers Restaurant at the Red Barn, opening November 23.“The transition away from Mattei’s Tavern was very difficult for everyone, including the community,” Jeff says, referring to the Nichols’ 10-year run at the storied property that ended in March 2012 when they lost the lease. But at the new Red Barn, he continues,“We’re doing what we heard everyone wants — revisiting our classic Brothers’ cuisine, dishes like the prime filet with Stilton and portwine sauce, the pan-roasted salmon with horseradish crust, the glazed pork chop with apple sauce, and appetizers like house-made smoked salmon and the tuna tartare — everybody’s been chomping at the bit for that.” Everyone, including the Nichols, has had a bit longer to chomp that bit than they might have originally planned, as the brothers signed the lease at the Red Barn in May 2012.“It’s been a long journey. We basically gutted the building, taking it down to its two-byfours,” Jeff says.“While the outside looks the same, it’s got new insulation, plumbing, electrical, and mechanical. It’s got a high ceiling inside and not a low one like it used to have. We gave it a new kitchen and added a wine cellar so we can correctly store wines, mostly local ones.”

And while the old bar area is preserved, particularly the branding irons on the wood beams, it will feature casual bar tables from the old Mattei’s. “We’re renaming the bar after a long-term employee — J.C.’s Bar at the Red Barn,” Jeff explains.“His story is unique — he started at Mattei’s, then worked at the Red Barn for many years, then worked at Mattei’s for us.” Throughout, Nichols highlights the strength of the team, calling out pastry chef Stephanie Jackson, GM Brianna Cromer, and chef de cuisine Michael Cherney by name for kudos. Sides will continue doing its fine food, by the way (think hammered pig, amazing soups, lamb sirloin), as it’s just a “five- or six-minute drive [between the two], depending upon whether I take the scenic route through town or the highway,” Jeff jokes.“Sides was completely a new concept, but all the food here is different. The Red Barn will be doing the dishes we’d been doing at Mattei’s — an American chophouse with great seafood, using products from local farmers as much a possible.” That approach certainly is a draw, as the restaurant sold out its Thanksgiving seating basically just on the rumor it was opening. “Our goal was to respect the history of the site, but also blend in Brothers’ cuisine and everything we did in years gone by,” Jeff sums up,“including reestablishing our restaurant as the gathering place for our community of Santa Ynez Valley.”

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uring the past six years, Billy Dim has worked almost every Santa Barbara wine country job imaginable, from tasting rooms to restaurants to kitchens to cellars, and he’s noticed a common refrain in all of them. “People are coming and tasting and buying and learning, but I keep hearing people say they want to be more involved in the process,” said Dim the other day while drinking a beer at Wandering Dog Wine Bar in Solvang. “You see people fascinated. It’s a romantic industry, and people love it. So how do you engage them in a fun and interesting way?” Three years ago, Dim — a Chicago-raised, Austin-educated, and, for a couple of years, Los Angeles–based touring musician — stumbled upon a “missing niche market that no one had really explored” and, a couple of months ago, unveiled the Wine Apothecary, an easy-to-use, $120 kit in which stay-at-home winemakers can blend their own Central Coast cuvée from four half-bottles of different red wines. Recipes are then uploaded to WineApothecary.com, where you also design your own label and order anywhere from three bottles to multiple cases. “We took the final stage of the blending process, which is the most exciting step,” said Dim. “The idea is personalized wine suited to your palate.” Currently, in addition to the flask, pipette, and other blending tools, the kit includes a Santa Ynez merlot, Ballard Canyon grenache, and, from Paso Robles, cabernet sauvignon and syrah. “It’s fairly dummyproof, because they’re fresh young wines with lots of bright fruit,” said Dim, but even little tweaks will change the finished blend. “If you change one of these by 10 percent, it’s going to be very dramatic.” As the vintages go on, Dim explained, “The hope is that it will take off so we have a library of wines for people to customize.” Already “very thrilled” with the early response — his first 100 kits were bought rather speedily — Dim sees steady future growth in both weddings and corporate gifting, but believes Wine Apothecary is priced right to be simply a fun evening with friends yet extensive enough to offer a truly educational course in winemaking. Said Dim, “My whole passion is to get the everyday consumer to have a fun, informative experience with winemaking.” — Matt Kettmann

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the cellar has to be handled differently.” For instance, while “great lengths” are taken to ensure pinot is protected from oxygen, Clifton has found that nebbiolo constantly needs more air, so much that he won’t protect it with sulfur dioxide for three or more years.“I’d never do that with pinot noir — it would turn into brown mud,” he said, noting that he had to “unlearn” a lot to tackle nebbiolo, but also pick up plenty of patience as the wine can seem pretty undrinkable at early stages in the process. “The hardest part is to not give in to the urge to try and fix it,” said Clifton, who is still studying the grape’s “evolutionary curve,” which includes a lot of bottle ageing. “I learned a lot about raising children by starting with nebbiolo.” Clifton divulged that his 2003s might be in their prime right now —“it’s typical of nebbiolo to come into its own on its 10th birthday,” he said — but believes his current release of 2007s makes for pretty good drinking right now, too. To best explore the range of flavors, he recommends opening a younger bottle at the beginning of the meal and then moving to an older vintage toward the end.“But one great bottle of nebbiolo can have all of that in it, from deep, earthy mushroom aromas and flavors to bright cranberry and cherry,” he said. “It can handle fatty to sweet and everything in between. The acidity is the conduit that makes it work with foods, and it’s got that in spades.”

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SANTA BARBARA’S CULTURAL NIGHT DOWNTOWN

DIVINE INSPIRATION GALLERY OF FINE ART: 1528 State Street, 805-962-6444

Presenting Carrie Dawn’s magical and prismatic floral photography, the energetic oil pastel seascapes of Kit Boise-Cossart, and the beautiful, romantic plein air paintings of Gerry Winant. Artists present, wine served.

2 SANTA BARBARA FRAME SHOP: 1324 State Street, 805-963-2332 Come celebrate the Holidays with the Arlington Plaza: food, fashion, art, lotions, notions, travel, jewelry and beauty tips. Lois Mahalia will be performing music from her new Christmas CD along with other groups and all the stores will be open for fun and holiday gift ideas.

6 ARTAMO GALLERY: 11 West Anapamu Street, 805-568-1400 NORTH & SOUTH OF US - With the last exhibition of the year, Artamo Gallery looks across the border, north and south, presenting new works by Françoise Issaly and Agustin Castillo. Issaly, a French artist living in Montreal, Canada, surprises with a fresh style in soft, light colors. Agustin Castillo, born and raised in California and now living in Mexico, explores in his abstract creations recycled materials and strong color contrasts.

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John Divola: As Far As I Could Get. John Divola’s influence within the field of photography is widely recognized by curators, critics, scholars, and photographers, yet his work has remained largely uncelebrated. This exhibition—a collaborative project led by the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and shown simultaneously at SBMA, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Pomona College Museum of Art—is the first overarching presentation of Divola’s work. Live Performance: Quire of Voyces. This dynamic a capella group returns! The group was founded in 1993 to rediscover the sacred choral music of the Renaissance and Modern Age. Ludington Court, 6:30 -7 pm

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9 FAULKNER GALLERY: 40 East Anapamu Street, 805-962-7635 The Santa Barbara Art Association, founded in 1952, presents its Holiday show with some of its 571 members’ work in various media for $300 or less in the main gallery - perfect for gifts! In the East and West Wings of the Faulkner Gallery, SBAA presents an exhibition of artwork by its 2013 New Members.

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We are delighted to present Santa Barbara artist Thomas Van Stein, M.A. He is widely known for his mastery in the art of painting at night on location (known as “Nocturnes”). As well as a member of the OAK GROUP, Thomas has been an art instructor at SBCC Adult Ed for 25 years.

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R THE GRAPESEED COMPANY: 21 West Ortega Street, 805-456-3655 Experience organic skin care crafted from the antioxidant rich byproduct of wine made fresh here in Santa Barbara! Create your own custom scented soy candle or lotion at our extensive Scent Bar, participate in a Make Your Own Body Scrub Demo and sip Summerland Winery’s finest while enjoying a live acoustic live acoustic music set.

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S MCCONNELL’S FINE ICE CREAMS: 728 State Street, 805-324-4402 The Visual Arts & Design Academy at Santa Barbara High School presents artwork by VADA Sophomores enrolled in the academy’s 10th grade Freehand Drawing and Digital Art (SBCC Dual Enrollment) courses, taught by VADA Teachers Brooke Van Der Kar & Nicole Barr. The artwork will be displayed at the new, modern flagship location of award winning scoop shop McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams.

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www.santabarbaradowntown.com A SANTA BARBARA COLLEGE OF LAW: 20 East Victoria, 805-979-9774 An Abstract Art Collective juried holiday show. AAC membership includes artists working in various mediums including painting, collage, photography, assemblage, printmaking, ceramics and digital art. The AAC will feature a special section of gift-sized abstracts under $100.

B BRASIL ARTS CAFÉ: 1230 State Street, 805-845-7656 Introducing the Brazilian culture to Santa Barbara: learn Capoeira – a Brazilian martial arts that combines dance and music - or take exciting Samba classes, learn Afro Brazilian dance or sweat it out in intense boot camp, The nation’s longest running artisan holiday cooperative delights all with an impressive display of local handinside the 1400 square foot studio. Once you step inside you are immersed in Brazil! Junte-se a nós – Come crafted work in many different mediums including: ceramics, clothing, jewelry, glass, graphics, metal-sculpture, join us! mixed media, photography, textiles, weaving and wood. Open 7 days/week through December 24. C GRANADA BOOKS: 1224 State Street, 805-845-1818 21 GALLERY 27 AT BROOKS INSTITUTE: 27 East Cota Street, 805-690-4913 Opening Reception: Stained Glass Exhibition by CHRISTINE BRAILLIER. Christine Braillier created a new interpreGraduating students of Brooks Institute present the Portfolio Show. Work is selected by the students with the tation of Clement C. Moore’s children’s classic The Night Before Christmas illustrated by stained glass mosaics. support of a faculty member and features projects created by graduating students in the Graphic Design, The fifteen mosaics made of thousands of hand-cut pieces of stained glass will be on exhibit for the month of Professional Photography, and Visual Journalism programs. December. Bring your kids for a Pajama Party reading and book signing by Christine Brallier at 6:15 pm and enjoy some popcorn and candy canes in the holiday spirit. Holiday music performance: 7:30 - 9:00 pm. 22 3D STUDIO GALLERY: 529 State Street, 805-730-9109 3D Studio Gallery features an extensive and exclusive collection of the artwork of internationally renowned 3D D ART & SOUL OF SANTA BARBARA: 1221 State Street #7, 805-722-5054 pop artist, Charles Fazzino. Featuring Sean Kirkpatrick with his amazing pastels under museum glass and an amazing array of paintings throughout Santa Barbara County. THE ART CRAWL: 735 Anacapa Street The Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative, in partnership with the Downtown Organization, will lead a curated Art E ZUZU CANDIES: 32 West Anapamu Street, 805-770-7108 Crawl through the 1st Thursday festivities. The guide for December is Christa Dix, of Wall Space Gallery. The Come in to sample some of our fantabulistic confections, while viewing some exciting new art by our featured Art Crawl starts at 5:30 in De La Guerra Plaza on the back steps of City Hall (735 Anacapa Street, then head artist for December, Jessa Lamoureux of Blushed Concrete. Jessa is a local Santa Barbara artist who will be around to the back). showing a collection of vivid, photorealistic acrylic pieces. 20 THE YES STORE: 629 State Street, 805-966-9777

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P WILDCAT LOUNGE: 15 West Ortega Street, 805-962-7970 Featuring the works of painters, Thatcher Hillegas and Michael Matheson as well as jewelry by Lesley Wood of ElleW Designs. And don’t miss the live music on the patio starting at 7:30.

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O COUCH SB: 9 West Ortega Street, 805-965 8505 Heather Mattoon-Fischer – beloved “Cats In Clothes,” artwork, now with dogs too! Ashley & Erin Hayes beautiful and cozy Alpaca Throws and Pillows. Ashleigh Zannon - Farm Girl Exchange line of gorgeous and hip leather wallets and bags. Michele Prestage - “Fathom”, including rustic jewelry and black & white photography. Live music by Carlo.

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M INDUSTRY HOME: 740 State Street #1, 805-845-5780 Industry Home is proud to present the art of Colleen Kelly: pairings of intaglio prints in the exhibit “Habitats and Inhabitants” are an intimate, side-by-side study of the orderliness and hard-edged lines of residential architecture and the expressiveness of the gestural lines of the human figure. Beer and wine will be served.

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L SUPERCHIC: 1-A West Canon Perdido Street, 805-564-2465 We’re celebrating our 1st Anniversary and we’re pleased to present local glass artist Teal Rowe, who will be onsite to showcase her work. Teal is a talented and provocative glass artist, who says that the medium of glass blowing chose her. Teal’s works celebrate color, nature and life through their unique feminine sensuality and act as canvases for the translucent colors she infuses in clear glass.

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653 Paseo Nuevo, Upper Arts Terrace, 805-966-5373 Forum Lounge: Emily Johnson, Be Mountain. Emily Johnson, writer, artist, and choreographer, presents Be Mountain, a selection from her newest performance SHORE. Using movement-based work, and an awareness of the space in which she performs, Johnson engages the audience by considering the sensory experience of seeing and being present for a performance. (5 pm Happy Hour/7 pm Performance)

K SOJOURNER CAFÉ: 134 East Canon Perdido Street, 805-965-7922 Join us for the wonderful music of Rebecca Troon, photographs by Mike “Fish” Fisher and wine tasting. A great place to start or continue your 1st Thursday experience.

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11 GALLERY 113: 1114 State Street #8, 805-965-6611 Artist of the Month, Dorene White, presents Extreme Plein Air Studies and Finished Work, done under unusual conditions: at 10,500 feet in the Eastern Sierras with backpacked gear; Channel Island studies, on shore, in a kayak, and aboard ship. Featured artists: Stephen Robeck, Suemae Willhite, Joan Manchack, Marjorie Palonen, and Carol Dixon.

18 SANTA BARBARA HISTORICAL MUSEUM: 136 East De La Guerra Street, 805-9661601 Lockwood de Forest, N.A. (1850-1932) trained within the Hudson River School as a painter, and was accepted into the prestigious National Academy in 1898. An avid traveler and accomplished designer, de Forest produced Indian furnishings with Louis Comfort Tiffany in New York, and settled permanently in Santa Barbara in 1915. Here the artist returned to landscape painting with an emphasis on color and light. Explore his work from the Museum’s collection, loans and an outstanding collection of promised gifts that have not been publicly displayed in their entirety. Stop in for live holiday music, a family-friendly activity for kids and of course, our current exhibit!

J CASA MAGAZINE: 23 East Canon Perdido Street, 805-965-6448 Dance in the light of the solstice night at CASA Gallery when local artists marry darkness and light with printmaking, sculpture, painting, collage, music, poetry. Author Louise Gaylord will be signing her latest novel. Curated by Kerry Methner, PhD, CASA Gallery Director.

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Wyllis Heaton is a local, award winning Plein Air landscape painter as well as a licensed landscaping designer. Wyllis studied at UCSB where he developed a love for the region and a passion for its wide range of iconic landscapes. Wine served by Grassini Family Vineyards.

Channing Peake’s relationships with Pablo Picasso and Rufino Tamayo, among others, encouraged and inspired his Cubist interpretations of ranch life, dynamic abstract compositions, and use of color. His works were recently exhibited at UCSB’s Art, Design & Architecture Museum and are currently on exhibit at the Channing Peake Gallery, located in the Santa Barbara County Administration building.

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H THE GOOD CUP: 918 State Street, Suite C, 805-965-5593 Featuring Santa Barbara artist Angie Lazzar. Her work is both visually and emotionally impactful, each painting telling a story with a dark palette, symbolism, and ethereal characters. I PLUM GOODS: 909 State Street, 805-845-3900 In the month of giving, Plum Goods is proud to feature an assortment of the most gifted artists we’ve ever met including Matti Berglund, Lily Lambert and Tami Snow. Join us for music, art and community.

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The Solstice Singers perform selections from the 6th annual production of The Christmas Revels. Set in an historic English manor house, “The Spirits of Haddon Hall” features glorious English and European choral and instrumental music from the 12th thru 20th centuries. Performances December 21 & 22 at the Lobero Theatre.

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7 CASA DOLORES: Corner of State and Anapamu Streets, 805-963-1032 Make your own tin Christmas Tree ornaments! Casa Dolores, Center for the Study of the Popular Arts of Mexico, will provide the materials and instruction - you bring your imagination. Join in to create original ornaments to take home. 8

F THE BOOK DEN: 15 East Anapamu Street, 805-962-3321 Are you interested in the California missions? Are you a train fanatic or a car buff? El Camino Real is the road that connects them all in California history. Author Tom Zimmer presents his book El Camino Real & the Route of the Daylight at 6 and 7 pm and will be available all evening.

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5 CHANNING PEAKE GALLERY: 105 East Anapamu Street, 805-568-3990 Channing Peake-Beyond Cubism, The Anne and Walon Green Collection. Don’t miss the Santa Barbara Arts Commission’s Leadership in the Arts Award at 6pm! Celebrate the donation of 10 modernist paintings of artist Channing Peake, collected by Anne and Walon Green & gifted to the County of Santa Barbara.

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HE 1ST THURSDAY PROGRAM is an evening of art and culture in downtown Santa Barbara that takes place on the first Thursday of each month. Participating art venues offer free access to art in a fun and social environment from 5-8pm. 1st Thursday venues also provide additional attractions, such as live music, artist receptions, lectures, wine tastings, and hands-on activities. Additionally, State Street comes alive on 1st Thursday with performances and interactive activities.

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CA’DARIO GALLERY: 31 East Victoria Street, 805-403-2459 Presenting “A Bee’s World,” artists Cynthia James and Masha Keating’s contemporary realist botanical paintings will transport viewers into the realm of bees and their food sources. See a bee’s eye view as though recorded in the fictitious field notes of a mad scientist. Wine and bites served by Ca’Dario.

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LOBERO THEATRE: 33 East Canon Perdido Street, 805-565-9357 Join us on Thursday, December 5 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. for 1st Thursday: After Hours on the Lobero Esplanade with entertainment by magician Mark Collier, bites from Sojourner Café, and beer tasting by Figueroa Mountain Brewery. This is the first of six 1st Thursday: After Hours celebrations with Santa Barbara’s newly formed Historic Theatre District. The Lobero Theatre, The Granada Theatre and The New Vic are teaming up for new ways to access the best in Santa Barbara’s Performing arts. Stay tuned for more exciting announcements from this partnership.


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or Ninette Paloma, dance is a family affair. The tightrope-walker-turnedtrapeze-artist has been teaching aerial dance in Santa Barbara for 12 years and fostering a love of flight in students of all ages. From private classes held in an artist’s loft to the city’s first dedicated aerial arts studio in a Quonset hut on Milpas, Paloma has sought out ever-larger spaces to accommodate her students. In 2011, she expanded her company La Petite Chouette (“The Little Owl,” in French) to become the Santa Barbara Centre for Aerial Arts, now a three-studio space located at  East Gutierrez Street, Suite B. This Sunday, December 8, she offers a behindthe-scenes peek at her ever-growing aerial dance family. Paloma has made a habit of these annual backstage events, where guests slip off their shoes at the door and wander through the rehearsal space, chatting and sipping wine. Each year brings proof of evolution: new dancers, new barres and mirrors, even new aerial apparatus. She calls these showings Entrée des Artistes, emphasizing a quality of privileged access: You won’t make it through the door without flashing a “backstage pass.” Once inside, the family feeling of this training center is apparent, from the cubbies where dancers store their bags to the way company members move through the space, relaxed and assured. This year, six never-before-seen aerial dances will be unveiled in three studios over the course of two hours; a $40 ticket grants entry to all of them if you show up right at noon, although guests are welcome to drop in anytime noon-2 p.m. As usual, there will be wine and nibbles.

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for fabric sling that will travel to New York in early February, a playful tightwire duet, an abstract trio on trapeze, and a work performed on the cloud swing — an old-world to o circus apparatus that Paloma transforms into something much more modern. All proceeds from Entrée des Artistes ticket sales will go to Paloma’s latest venture,, y’s and perhaps her most ambitious yet: the city’s first-ever aerial dance festival, scheduled for this coming February. As part of the 2014 Santa Barbara Contemporary Floor to Air Festival, aerial artists will travel to town from France, Portugal, Costa Rica, New York, and Colorado to share techniques and inspiration, learn from one another, and teach workshops to students of all levels. The weeklong festival will culminate in Belline, a public performance on Saturday, March 1, at the newly restored Lobero Theatre featuring international aerial collaborations. Growth and expansion have always been part of Paloma’s vision, yet the familial quality of her studio and company remains central. “It’s all about coming together to nurture each other, whether you’re grooming your wings for the first time or developing your voice as a seasoned aerial artist,” she explained. For info about Entrée des Artistes, call 284-8785 or visit sbaerial.com. — Elizabeth Schwyzer

he Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara’s annual Kids Draw Architecture program teaches children about the architectural beauty of Santa Barbara by hosting a series of educational outings each year. “It’s so magical just to sit down IF YOU DRAW IT: Nine-year-old Isabel Janka found a subject in with a piece of paper and a pencil in a the Santa Barbara Post Office. Her drawing is currently on view at quiet environment and draw a beautiful the Architectural Foundation Gallery. building,” explained Cassandra Ensberg, vice president of the foundation.“The kids feel very proud of themselves for what Select pieces of the artwork created by these they have created, and it boosts their selflittle Picassos will be on display at the Archiconfidence.” That’s also because the process tectural Foundation Gallery ( E. Victoria is unique. “It’s not a formal lesson where a St.) through January 10, 2014. A reception teacher takes the kids through it step-by-step,” takes place Friday, December 13, 5-7 p.m. Call said Ensberg.“It’s just a free and creative way 965-6307 or visit afsb.org for info. — Caroline Sjerven for children to just be there and draw.”

Covers are a tricky beast; alter a song too much, and you risk offending fans of the original, but stick too closely to the source material, and it becomes an almost pointless exercise. It’s with this conundrum in mind that we must tip our hat to Santa Barbara loc Ken Urbina, who makes his debut as Mad Hearts on the four-song EP Take Cover. A honey-voiced R&B crooner at heart, Urbina uses Take Cover to play to his strengths, but the highlights here come in surprising places. Bon Iver’s “Perth” leads the whole thing off with a potent mix of driving bass and twinkling keyboard that pulse behind Urbina’s high vocals, calling to mind electro soulsters like Blood Orange and The Weeknd. Urbina teams up with Chiara Perez del Campo for Take Cover’s highlight: a romantic and space-synthy take on Radiohead’s “Nude” that nicely balances experimentation and homage. Notably, the cover of Justin Timberlake’s “My Love” ends up being Take Cover’s low note, simply because it hits too close to the wellspring. Still, it’s a small misstep in an otherwise stellar debut effort. Visit music.kenurbina.com to listen. — Aly Comingore

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It’s December, which means holiday party season is officially upon us. Chances are your inbox is currently flooded with more invites for festive soirées, cheery get-togethers, pop-up gift shops, and musical merrymaking than you know what to do with — which is where we come in — because as seasoned vets of seasons greetings, we know where to steer ya. This week, the party of choice shakes down in the Funk Zone — at Seven Bar & Kitchen, to be exact. It’s there that Santa Barbara’s own Mutiny Studios sets up shop and plugs in for its rd Annual Holiday Spectacular. The whole thing is being billed as a “step back in time to an age of showmanship and glamour — with a healthy sprinkling of irreverence and rock,” and with Mutiny’s impressive event-planning track record, we have no doubt it’ll be a winner. As in years past, the bill is stacked with some of the S.B. music scene’s heaviest hitters, including hosts The Mutineers. But this year, on top of the change of venue, they’re mixing things up a bit. For one, instead of a number of full-band setups, the crew is employing Burt Murdoch and his Mutiny Studios Holiday Ensemble to act as the house band. With Murdoch on backing duty, Mutiny will welcome a lengthy list of musicians to the Seven stage, including Vegas Washington, Big Jugs, Matt Armor, Gustavo Lizarraga of Cornerstone, Becca and Ralph Lowi of Holdfast Rifle Company, Tommy Trujillo of The Reignsmen, Dustin Janson of Freakin’ on Speakers, Paola Jimenez, Patrick Hayes from The Dead Volts, and Hayley and Reid Cain of Tarweed Two & The Two Time Boys. In addition, Mutiny is cranking the sex appeal up a notch with burlesque performances by Angie Cakes and Fever Blister. Want to get in on the action? The party takes place Saturday, December 7, at 5:30 p.m. at Seven Bar & Kitchen ( Helena Ave.). The event is 21+. Visit mutiny sb.com or nightout.com for tickets. Call 636-0913 for info. — AC

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GYPSY DANCER by Elizabeth Schwyzer

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UCSB Faculty Member Pens Carmen: A Gypsy Geography ballet dancer from the deserts of New Mexico and a reader and writer with a vivid imagination, Ninotchka Bennahum developed a fascination with the art of flamenco early in life. In Albuquerque and Santa Fe, she watched riveted as world-class bailaoras demonstrated a form of dance at once related to and wildly different from Bennahum’s classical training. In their bodies she saw a fusion of East and West, of male and female: arms lifted and torso rising, while bent knees and MAP IT OUT: Ninotchka stomping feet grounded the lower Bennahum’s new book maps body. In the middle were the hips, the history of flamenco and swaying, circling, thrusting, undugypsy culture. lating, so unlike their stillness in classical ballet. Bennahum’s fascination led her to New York for a doctorate in performance studies, then to Spain, where she continued to pursue flamenco as both a practitioner and appreciator. In Europe, she also met Middle East scholars who spoke to her of nomadic gypsy culture, Orientalism, and deserts not unlike those of her childhood. Years of study later, Bennahum’s lifelong fascination with Islamic Spain, flamenco, and gypsy culture has culminated in a book: Carmen: A Gypsy Geography, published earlier this year by Wesleyan University Press. The author, who’s also a UCSB associate professor of dance history, will hold a free public event next Tuesday at Granada Books to discuss the captivating figure of Carmen. (Full disclosure: This writer will moderate the Q&A session.) Carmen is perhaps best known in our culture as the tragic heroine of the 1875 Bizet opera, as a fiery gypsy dancer who seduces the simple soldier Don José, leaves him for a dashing bullfighter, and meets her end at the bullring, where Don José stabs her to death in a rage of jealousy. For Bennahum, Carmen is less a single character or an actual woman than she is a symbol — a cipher, Bennahum calls her — representing the unfettered female artist, feminine sexual power, and the fear and violence such an image engenders. “Her story is passionate and erotic,” Bennahum explained over the phone last week.“It’s about banditry and migration, Moors and Christians, dark and light, south and north, laws and lawlessness — all carried inside Carmen. Rather than trace the image of Carmen chronologically, Bennahum arranges her book according to themes and cultures — thus the subtitle A Gypsy Geography. We travel first to Mérimée and Bizet, then back to ancient mythology, forward again to gypsy culture, and then to Picasso, an artist who returned over and over to the image of Carmen. It’s a wide-ranging journey across great expanses, as Bennahum acknowledges in the book: “What is gypsy geography?” she asks.“It is a moving architecture, a theater of nomadology, a borderless stage that spills into Spanish history …” In conversation, Bennahum elaborated on the idea of the book as mirroring a nomadic journey, and of the dancer as embodying such a journey. “I always felt dancers were living, moving mobile archives — libraries, basically — holding the migrational patterns of gypsies and flamenco. At moments, that dance is sacred and spiritual; at others, it’s fierce, resistant to colonialism and persecution.” While it’s easy to think of Carmen as a symbol of female power, Bennahum reminds us that she’s simultaneously an incredibly vulnerable figure, and that that duality is evident in the form of flamenco itself: “The Western/Eastern duality of the body, feet pressing down, the broken line of the hip, the extension of the arms into space, the ritual repetition of 15 or 20 minutes until the dancer leaves the present world and journeys as if mounted by spirit … Carmen is spirit, and that is why Don José can’t have her, and why she cannot be had,” the author concluded. “She is as delicate as any work of art can be.”

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Goleta School of Ballet & Goleta Ballet Theatre present their 24th annual performance of the holiday classic. For more info & tickets please visit www.goletaschoolofballet. com or call 805-328-3823. With stunning choreography & beautiful costumes this is the perfect event to kick off the holiday season for the entire family!

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Montecito School of Ballet presents their annual holiday production featuring students of the school & special guest dancers. For additional information & tickets please visit www.montecitoschoolofballet.com or call 805-560-0597. This glistening celebration is always a blast!

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a&e | POP, ROCK & JAZZ PREVIEW

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s the guitarist for Guns N’ Roses, Slash cemented himself as one of rock’s great modern guitar heroes. But in the 17 years since leaving GN’R, the wildmaned musician has forged a path worthy of the rock ’n’ roll history books in its own right. In addition to forming Velvet Revolver alongside Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland, the guitarist has released two solo albums and contributed session work to albums ranging from Michael Jackson’s Dangerous to Rihanna’s Rated R. Outside of the studio, he’s kept plenty busy, too, contributing to a roster of film and television projects that includes the upcoming horror film Nothing Left to Fear. (Slash serves as coproducer.) In addition, he’s become a vocal spokesperson for a number of nonprofit organizations, including the Los Angeles Zoo. This Saturday, Slash takes to the stage at the newly reopened Lobero Theatre as part of an all-star lineup that includes Jimmy Vivino and Robert Randolph. The concert is in celebration of — and to raise money for — Notes for Notes, the Santa Barbara–based nonprofit that provides free music education and outreach to children and young adults across the city. Recently, I caught up with Slash to talk touring, humanitarian work, and advising the future generation of rock ’n’ rollers.

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GUITAR HEROES: Slash plays for Notes for Notes’ annual After 30-plus years, what still holiday benefit concert this weekend at the Lobero Theatre. excites you about playing guitar? I don’t know; I just love playing guitar, and it seems the longer I’ve been doing it, the more I love it. I’ve never really stopped to think what’s How did you get involved with the Notes for Notes benefit? Well, I met the guys from Notes for really at the bottom of that. I just go with it. Notes through Evan Skopp at Seymour Duncan. Similarly, you’ve spent the better part of your life on the road. How does touring now compare The lineup is pretty impressive — you, Jimmy to touring with GN’R? It’s actually comparable to Vivino, Robert Randolph. Are you guys planning GN’R in the ’80s, except for all the drugs that happened to collaborate at all? At this point, all I know is that back then. I really enjoy it, it’s a lot of fun, and I like the pace we’re going to be jamming. We will be rehearsing the week of it. We do anywhere from five to six shows per week, and before the show, where we’ll come up with the specific arrangements, but overall it’s pretty loose. I love that; the more I do it, the more I love it. Do you actively seek out new music? If so, what/ who has caught your attention of late? The latest record that I’m really in love with is Aftershock by Motörhead. I think it’s one of the most brilliant rock ’n’ roll records that has come out in a long time. I also really like the new Black Sabbath record. You’ve worked closely with the L.A. Zoo for years now. Can you tell me a bit about your relationship with them and/or your capacity on GLAZA’s [Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association] board of trustees? I’ve been a patron at the L.A. Zoo for as long as I’ve lived in Los Angeles. It’s sort of been a home base for me. I’ve been able to watch the zoo evolve over the years, and it’s turned into a great conservation destination. I really enjoy being part of the GLAZA organization and having something to do with the future developments and focusing on conversation and privatization of the L.A. Zoo.

What kind of advice do you bestow upon young kids who want to pursue music, both for hobby and as a career? As a hobby, it’s a hell of a lot of fun, but as a career, it’s a hell of a lot of work. Patience, perseverance, and practice — those are the three things that come to mind, and those are things that I still practice today. It’s a never-ending process, but at the same time, if you love what you do, it’s very rewarding. Slash joins Jimmy Vivino and Robert Randolph and friends onstage at the Lobero Theatre (33 E. Canon Perdido St.) for the 3rd Annual Benefit Concert for Notes for Notes on Friday, December 6, at 8 p.m. Call 963-0761 or visit lobero.com for tickets and info.

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DAWES’ TIME HAS COME by Aly Comingore

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awes have long carried the stamp of their Los Angeles heritage. The band’s debut, 2009’s North Hills, was named for their San Fernando Valley hometown, and their style — a warm, guitar- and piano-tinged take on folk and Americana — can easily be traced back to Laurel Canyon’s musical heyday. Still, 2012 found the men of Dawes — brothers Taylor and Griffin Goldsmith, Wylie Gelber, and Tay Strathairn — heading east, where they teamed up with RIDIN’ HIGH: Dawes is (from left) producer Jacquire King (Tom Griffin Goldsmith, Taylor Goldsmith, Waits, Modest Mouse) for Wylie Gelber, and Tay Strathairn. their third and most contemporary sounding album to date, Stories Don’t End. This Wednesday, December 11, Dawes return to Santa Barbara to headline the newly reopened Lobero Theatre. Below, Taylor Goldsmith talks songwriting, favorite venues, and the making of Stories Don’t End.

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You guys took some big leaps for the new album. Were there certain things you were hoping to accomplish or improve upon going into recording? I mean, yes and no. I think it’s easier to pinpoint those kinds of things when you’re a solo artist.You write a song; you know what you want it to sound like. With a band like ours, it’s more about the collective. It’s important everyone feels expressed and represented. What I really love about this album is that it sounds like Dawes. As the years go on, our identity is becoming more and more pronounced. This might sound weird, but I feel like when we write songs now, they feel like no other band could have written them and made them sound like they do. Does that make sense? I think so. What led you guys to Jacquire King? Well, we met with a lot of people. We had worked with Jonathan Wilson, who is an amazing producer and musician, but we thought it was time to give someone else a try; and Jonathan is so busy doing his solo thing right now. We ended up going with Jacquire because he seemed to understand our dynamic. Every band has their challenges and things they struggle with, and he got it.

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You guys went to North Carolina to record. How was that experience? It was really good. It was beautiful. We were at this studio in Asheville called Echo Mountain Recording. It was very green and located in this historic neighborhood. The studio had these big windows. It was a really positive experience. Some days we went in knowing what we were going to get, and we got it. And other days we were messing with arrangements and reworking a song because we realized that something didn’t work or didn’t feel honest. But some of those songs ended up being some of the favorites on the album. As a songwriter, does location play a pretty big role in the way you work? Yeah, for sure. I think there are ways a place can sneak its way into a song, or a feeling that you take into the studio. For me, I definitely like quiet; I like to write alone. I don’t really work on songs when we’re touring, because there’s just too much other stuff going on. I don’t want to be that way about it, though. I’m not an insanely private person. Finally, you guys are some of the first to play in the newly reopened Lobero. Are there venues that you really look forward to going back to? Most definitely. The Beacon Theatre in New York is one, the State Theatre in Portland … but I’m really excited about coming back to Santa Barbara and playing a bigger room. We’ve played SOhO, and it’s always been great, but I’m also really looking forward to having some extra room to stretch out. Dawes play the Lobero Theatre (33 E. Canon Perdido St.) on Wednesday, December 11, at 8 p.m. with Blake Mills. Call 963-0761 or visit lobero.com for tickets and info.

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GALLOPING FORWARD: Oxford’s Foals journey stateside for a string of West Coast dates this week. The band plays in Ventura on December 6.

The Final Stretch by Aly Comingore HEADING SOUTH: As concert season begins its annual molasses-style slowdown, I start relishing the few and far-between sonic treats that tend to pop up this time of year. Case in point: Club Mercy’s new quasi-residency at the near-enough Majestic Ventura Theater. This week, in a serious one-two punch of musical goodness, rock fans can treat themselves to live sets from something old and something new in the guitar-music landscape. On Thursday, December 5, ’80s punk-rock icons X hit the stage at the Majestic. Boasting a solid core of all-original members that includes John Doe, Exene Cervenka, Billy Zoom, and D.J. Bonebrake, the X of 2013 is still going strong and rocking hard and fast. Come Friday, December 6, indie-music aficionados can celebrate the long-awaited South Coast arrival of Foals. The Oxford, England–based post-rock outfit is touring in support of their truly phenomenal third album, 2012’s Holy Fire, and based on the hearsay, they put on a live show that elevates the recorded stuff to new heights. Both shows are all-ages and start at 8 p.m. The Majestic Ventura Theater is located at  South Chestnut Street, Ventura. Want tickets? Call 653-0721 or visit clubmercy.blogspot.com. KEYS AND MACHINES: Also on the upcoming-concert calendar, SBDIY hosts Advance Base at the Biko Co-op Garage in Isla Vista ( Sueno Rd.) on Friday, December 13. The brainchild of Owen Ashworth (Casiotone for the Painfully Alone), Advance Base makes dreamy bedroom pop for cold-weather listens. The keys play in prominently, whether they’re emanating from a Rhodes electric or a Wurlitzer, and the melodies are sweet, sad little things that call to mind early Death Cab for Cutie recordings. Still, what makes Ashworth a worthy find is all in the vocals, which are solemn, low and slow, and delightfully reminiscent of a young Bill Callahan. Add to that the fact that Isla Vista will be all cleared out for the holiday season, and you’ve got yourself the makings for a perfectly intimate night of music — along with ample parking options! The show is all-ages and starts at 8 p.m. Sadwich, Goldy, and Cave Babies open the show. Visit advancebasemusic.com for info. THIS WEEK: Things get worldly at SOhO Restaurant & Music Club ( State St.) when Club Mercy brings L.A. act Dengue Fever back to town for a preholiday show on Sunday, December 8. For the unacquainted, Dengue Fever started back in 2001 as a musical ethnography project of sorts, led by brothers Zac and Ethan Holtzman. Fascinated with Cambodian pop music — and the Pol Pot regime that fought so hard against it — the Holtzmans began to immerse themselves in the sounds (and rare recordings) of the Far East. Around that time, they teamed up with L.A. singer Chhom Nimol, a pint-sized powerhouse whose native Cambodian seemed the perfect vocal addition to the Holtzman’s throwback instrumental vibe. In the years since, Chhom has picked up a whole lot of English and now vacillates between both tongues for Dengue Fever songs. And onstage, her range, mixed with Zac’s oddly psycho surfy guitar tones, is nothing short of breathtaking. The band plugs in for an all-ages show at 8:30 p.m. Call 962-7776 or visit clubmercy.blogspot.com for tickets and info. And finally, San Diego’s The Silent Comedy returns to town this Friday, December 6, for a show with Strange Vine, Naked Walrus, and The Pullman at Velvet Jones ( State St.). Self-described “whiskey-fueled tent revivalists,” the band is doing the big, harmony-filled folk thing. You’ll get glimpses of gentle, swaying arrangements, too, but they’re few and far between, and sandwiched by plenty of big, bar-rock-indebted guitar moves. The show starts at 8 p.m. Call 965-8676 or visit velvet-jones.com for tickets and info. ■

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DEFYING GRAVITY: “Earth Worship” by John Chervinsky, part of the Studio Physics exhibit at wall space gallery, is on display through January , .

art exhibits MUSEUMS 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. ; POP: Politics of Place, through Dec. ; Fran Siegel: Translocation and Overlay, through Apr. , .  University Rd., -. The Beatrice Wood Ctr. for the Arts – Allison Newsome: Post-Neolithic Figurines & The Anthropomorphic Vessel, through Dec. .  Ojai-Santa Paula Rd., Ojai, -. Casa Dolores – Multiple permanent installations featuring Mexican folk art.  Bath St., -. Karpeles Manuscript Library and Museum – Mark Twain exhibit, through Dec. . Multiple permanent installations.  W. Anapamu St., -. Lompoc Museum – American Needle Arts Pre-: History Through the Eye of a Needle, through Jan. , . Multiple permanent installations.  S. H St., Lompoc, -. Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara – Bloom Projects: Ro Snell, All That Is Left, and Call for Entries : Julia Hickey, M. Helsenrott Hochhauser, Katy McCarthy, Marco Pinter, and Christopher Ulivo, through Dec. .  Paseo Nuevo, -. Rancho La Patera/Stow House – Multiple permanent exhibits hosted by the Goleta Valley Historical Society.  N. Los Carneros Rd., Goleta, -. S.B. Historical Museum – Lockwood de Forest: Luminescent Santa Barbara, through Mar. , ; The Story of Santa Barbara, permanent exhibition. Free admission.  E. De la Guerra St., -. S.B. Maritime Museum – Lost Surf Art Posters of Santa Barbara by Rick Sharp, through April ; Surface Tension by Pamela Zwehl-Burke, Dec.  - Mar. , .  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, through 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, -. Westmont Ridley-Tree Art Museum– Impulse and Connoisseurship: Selections from the Forde Collection, through Feb. , .  La Paz Rd., -. Wildling Museum – The Santa Ynez River and Watershed as Seen by The Oak Group, through Jan. , ; Hawai‘i’s Endangered Birds by Marian Berger, through Mar. , . -B Mission Dr., Solvang, -.

GALLERIES Artamo Gallery – Agustin Castillo: North and South of Us, through Jan. , .  W. Anapamu St., -. Atkinson Gallery – Siobahn McBride: Every Night Is a Pizza Dinner, through Dec. . SBCC West Campus,  Cliff Dr., Bldg. , Rm. , -. The C Gallery – Mike Brady: At It  Years, through Jan. , .  Bell St., Los Alamos, -. 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., -. Divine Inspiration Gallery of Fine Art – A Time of Reflection, through Dec. .  State St., -. Grossman Gallery, Lompoc Public Library – On Top of the World: A Collection of Photos from Greenland and Life Inside the Arctic Circle by Lee-Volker Cox, through Dec. .  E. North Ave., Lompoc, -. Hospice of S.B. – Permanent installations by painter Mary Heebner.  Alameda Padre Serra, Ste. , -. James Main Fine Art – Channing Peake: Abstraction in Santa Barbara, through Feb. , .  E. De la Guerra St., -. Porch – Virginia McCracken, through Dec. .  Santa Claus Ln., Carpinteria, -. S.B. Tennis Club – Encore: Angel, through Dec. .  Foothill Rd., -. Santa Maria Country Club – Artwork for the Animals by Margie Bowker, through Dec. .  W. Waller Ln., Santa Maria, -. Sullivan Goss, An American Gallery – Tonalism Now, Tonalism Then, through Dec. ;  Grand, Dec.  - Feb. , ; In Defense of Beauty: Leon Dabo’s Floral Oils,

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DEC. 5 – 12 through Feb. , .  E. Anapamu St., -. wall space gallery – Studio Physics by John Chervinsky, through Jan. , .  E. Yanonali St., C-, -.

LIVE MUSIC CLASSICAL First Presbyterian Church –  E. Constance Ave., -. TUE: rd Annual Messiah Sing-Along (:pm) Granada Theatre –  State St., -. THU /: Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis (pm) S.B. Museum of Art –  State St., -. MON: American String Quartet (:pm) Trinity Episcopal Church –  State St., -. SUN: Advent Organ Series: Kevin Rose (::pm) Weinman Hall – Music Academy of the West,  Fairway Rd., -. SAT: Sally Barr and Egle Januleviciute (pm)

POP, ROCK & JAZZ Adama –  Chapala St., -. THU: Greg Harrison (pm) Arlington Theatre –  State St., -. THU /: Pink Martini Holiday Show (pm) Brewhouse –  W. Montecito St., -. THU-SAT, WED: Live Music (pm) Cold Spring Tavern –  Stagecoach Rd., -. FRI: Countryheart (-pm) SAT: Kyle McNeill (-pm); The Nombres (-pm) SUN: Tom Ball and Kenny Sultan (:-pm); Teresa Russell and Cocobilli (::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: Live Music (-pm); DNA Presents SAT: DJ Calvin and Kohjay WED: Salsa Night Indochine –  State St., -. TUE: Indie Night (pm) WED: Karaoke (:pm) The James Joyce –  State St., -. THU: Alastair Greene Band (pm) FRI: Kinsella Brothers Band (pm) SAT: Ulysses (:-:pm) SUN, MON: Karaoke (pm) TUE: Ben Markham and Brian Cole WED: Open Mike Night Marquee –  State St., -. THU: Thursday Jazz Night (pm) WED: Open Mike Night (pm) Moby Dick Restaurant –  Stearns Wharf, -. WED-SAT: Derroy (pm) SUN: Derroy (am) Monty’s –  Hollister Ave., Goleta, -. THU: Karaoke Night (pm) O’Malleys and the Study Hall –  State St., -. THU: College Night with DJ Gavin Old Town Tavern –  Orange Ave., Goleta, -. FRI, SAT, WED: Karaoke Night (:pm) Palapa Restaurant –  State St., -. FRI: Live Mariachi Music (:pm) Ranch & Reata Roadhouse –  Sagunto St., Santa Ynez, -. FRI: The Fourcasters (pm) SAT: Jimi Nelson (pm) Reds Tapas & Wine Bar –  Helena Ave., -. THU: Music Thursdays (pm)

Roundin’ Third –  Calle Real, -. THU, TUE: Locals Night (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: The Tearaways (pm) SAT: Mutiny Studios rd Annual Holiday Spectacular (:-pm) SOhO Restaurant & Music Club –  State St., -. SAT: Area  (pm) SUN: SBHS Jazz Band & Combos Annual Winter Concert & Fundraiser (::pm); Dengue Fever (:pm) MON: New West Guitar Group w/Spencer Day (:pm) WED: Head for the Hills (pm) THU: Gabe Reali, Erik Ireland Olsen, Mac Talley Trip, Cameron Ray, King of the Moon, The Agreeables (pm) Statemynt –  State St., -. THU: DJ Akorn WED: Blues Night (pm) Tiburon Tavern –  State St., -. FRI: Karaoke Night (:pm) Velvet Jones –  State St., -. THU: Andre Nickatina (pm) FRI: Silent Comedy (pm) SAT: The Mighty Cash Cats, The Pullmen (pm) WED: Dishwalla (pm) THU: Code -, Toy Guitar, Massenger (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)

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more-than-rip e and doubly entendre’d film name, Bettie Page Reveals All is a title both titillating and truthful in ways we don’t expect. This documentary does more than its level best to make some OPEN BOOK: Bettie Page Reveals All chronicles sense and to tell a fuller story of the iconic “pinthe life of the late pin-up queen with the aid of an up” queen Page, who died in 2008 and whose authoritative narration by the woman herself. influence has been vast and ongoing, especially since the ’80s. Although her “modeling” career Mori also gathers a broad spectrum of interviewees, only lasted seven years, from nudes and nearly nudes for “camera clubs” in the early ’50s through kitschy bondage from Hugh Hefner to mega-church pastor Robert Schulstills and films for Irving Klaw, to classic jungle-themed ler to artists and models who revered Page and helped getups and setups with pin-up-turned-photographer nurture the Page renaissance in the last few decades of her Bunny Yeager, Page half-accidentally carved out a place life. Hefner, who rightly states early on that “it is very diffor herself in the annals of American cultural history, and ficult to find a parallel for her, this combination of naughty and nice,” hired her as one of the earliest centerfolds in his the story won’t quit. Director Mark Mori does mostly due diligence as a doc- fledgling Playboy in 1955, for which she famously posed umentarian, creating a portrait that doesn’t skimp on the clad only in a Santa hat. Schuller, who spoke at her memovariety of imagery in the Page archives (some more purple rial, represented the strong Christian component in her life and pulpy than others), but always with the special joie de after modeling (she also worked for Billy Graham). There vivre and naturalism she brought to her gig. What really are darker chapters in Page’s story, too, beginning with her gives the film its charismatic juice is the authoritative and dysfunctional family and a long stint in a mental facility thoroughly charming narration by Page herself, stitched in her wilderness years, before the Page revival brightened together from a six-hour interview late in her life. (She her prospects. refused to be photographed in her post-modeling years.) In an age when internet porn and sexual mores have As narrator, Page brings a chuckle-flecked frankness to gone haywire, Page’s modeling “body of work”— in and her reflections about her high-and-low life and reasons,“I out of the altogether — survives with a singularity and don’t believe God disapproved of nudity. After all, he put dignity all its own. That’s just one of the re-revealed truths Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, naked as jaybirds.” contained in this fascinating flick.

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inally Disney delivers on its promise to liberate its heroines. (First-time woman director Jennifer Lee also wrote.) Frozen features two princesses and two hunky males — one royal, the other true-blue-collar — yet when the final plot reckonings take place, the Mouse House allowed a distinction between an act of true love and true love’s kiss to save the icy day. The princely dudes show up, but they don’t necessarily sweep. More than this I will not reveal. Besides its long-overdue bow to feminist hopes, Frozen strikes an utterly fine balance between expectation and surprise; we’re on safe (if frigid) terrain, but the plot keeps you guessing. Make no mistake: The story, based loosely on Hans Christian Andersen’s incredibly complicated “Snow Queen,” performs the usual Disney gentrification of folktale horrors, yet the narrative keeps shifting from warm to cold, opening darkly then turning at irregular intervals into a musical kiddie cartoon and magnificent spectacle. All this frantic cycling continues through to a shockingly uncompromised ending. Disney has always worked hard to balance squeaky clean with sexy, and here they continue — in fine schizophrenic form — to blur the line between high culture and low shtick. Even better, the movie is designed in a crazy quilt fashion that melds beautifully. Frozen opens with an old blackand-white Mickey Mouse cartoon with pulsing colorful

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ICE ICE LADY: Idina Menzel voices Elsa the Snow Queen in Disney’s latest animated spectacle, Frozen . 3-d intervention, and it’s as gorgeous as it is clever. The film proper plays off this self-consciousness by blending “realism” with stylized cartoony characters; the princess children look like Bratz dolls, and the movie has a funny enchanted snowman named Olaf to distract the kids. Yet everything else is magnificent computer modeling, from the Disneyland castle where the princesses live to the wilderness they cross. Maybe the production numbers outlive their welcome, but the film is a marvel of ideas compressed into a two-hour tour of animated cinema’s possibilities to enchant and yet stay relevant.

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Home Fried Nebraska. Bruce Dern, Will Forte, and June Squibb star in a film written by Bob Nelson and directed by Alexander Payne. Reviewed by Josef Woodard

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s proud and self-absorbed Santa Barbarans, we like to think of director Alexander Payne in somewhat proprietary terms, whose Sideways was both the best film made in Santa Barbara County (tied with Cutter’s Way) and one which literally helped fuel the Santa Ynez Valley “wine country” boom. But, in some way, the Omaha-bred Payne’s strangely wondrous new film, Nebraska, is truer FAMILY VACATION: Bruce Dern (center) stars as an aging to his own roots and unique filmoalcoholic who, accompanied by his reluctant son (Will Forte, graphic home base, a continuation of left), sets out to claim an alleged million-dollar prize in a series of quirky, funny shaggy-doggy Nebraska. Nebraskan films he left off with in 2002’s brilliant About Schmidt. That previous Nebraskan saga was also about an elderly man and waylaid in the old man’s hometown. There, his quest in search of self and meaning, and also with a stellar per- for transcendence is tainted by old scores and wounds, formance by the lead Jack Nicholson as Schmidt, similar dredged up partly through the agency of his sourpuss wife to Bruce Dern’s turn as Woody Grant here, in powerful (played with salty, crusty charm by June Squibb). minimalist mumbling form. Shot in glorious, dreamy, and creamy black-and-white In a sense, the star of Nebraska is Dern’s hair, a scraggly by cinematographer and frequent Payne collaborator and permanently uncombed wisp of a ’do which perfectly Phedon Papamichael, Nebraska is both a valentine to days embodies his post-alcoholic daze and late-breaking soul and ways gone by and a requiem for closeted ghosts. Along search. We first meet it, and him, in a telling opening scene, the way, the film stops for moments of Payne-esque dry as he is shuffling down a street in Billings, Montana, on his and darkly witty picaresque comic fizz, sometimes in a way to Nebraska to claim his booty. Dern’s character is a context as mundane as men perched before a ball game in dreamer with deferred dreams even while being, in realis- the archetypal Midwestern living room. With his latest, Nebraska boy Payne has come home tic terms, bamboozled by the prospect of a million-dollar prize sweepstakes. But what promises to become a road- again — or returned home for a wistfully poetic visit — and trip film after his son (Will Forte, in straight-man mode) delivered another peculiar but ultimately touching doozy ■ agrees to drive him to the town in Nebraska gets stalled of a film.

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The following films are playing in Santa Barbara FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, THROUGH THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12. Descriptions followed by initials — AC (Aly Comingore), DJP (D.J. Palladino), JW (Josef Woodard) — have been taken from our critics’ reviews, which can be read in full at independent.com. The symbol ✯ indicates the film is recommended.

FIRST LOOKS ✯ Bettie Page Reveals All (101 mins.; R: sexual content and graphic nudity throughout) Reviewed on page 69. Fiesta 5

✯ Frozen (108 mins.; PG: some action, mild rude humor) Reviewed on page 69. Fairview (2-D)/ Fiesta 5 (2-D and 3-D) ✯ Nebraska (115 mins.; R: some language)

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The Book Thief is without question a moving film, but in the end, it dilutes its own purposes. It would be mean-spirited to suggest that the film was milking the terrible struggles of a well-intentioned Naziera German family that takes in a political refugee’s child and shelters a Jew in their basement for mere tear-jerking effects. But the film is far too pretty for its own good; no doubt the book was more powerful. There is a lot of fake poetry in here, too, including a kindly voiced narrator who seems to cozy up to death in a time when something far more appalling than just mortality haunted the world. It’s hard to dismiss The Book Thief ’s very skillful performances, though, mainly by the young star Sophie Nélisse (Monsieur Lazhar). Emily Watson’s tough-witha-heart-of-gold Rosa stays with you, too. But the film’s structure is too sprawling and slow; even with all the fear and difficult intimacies natural to the topic, it feels episodic, like it was meant to be shown over a semester on some imaginary Masterpiece Theatre for schoolrooms. Probably because the book was written for young adults, the filmmakers chose to make this film beautiful and bittersweet, but this kind of condescending theatricality reduces brutal tragedy to a huggable treatise on death’s inevitability. Nazis, like the books in the title, seem barely relevant. (DJP) Paseo Nuevo

✯ Escape from Tomorrow (90 mins.; NR)

If ambition and daring are criteria on which you rank your cinematic pleasures, prepare to meet your match. Released earlier this year under a shroud of secrecy, Randy Moore’s directorial debut is noth-

ing if not ballsy. Filmed covertly at Orlando’s Walt Disney World and Los Angeles’ Disneyland, Escape from Tomorrow tells a trippy — and at times sordid — tale of one family’s troubled trip to the Happiest Place on Earth. Shot exclusively in black-andwhite on handheld Canon Mark II cameras, the film’s cast and crew spent weeks within the walls of both theme parks, inconspicuously running through scenes and shooting exteriors under the nose of the House of Mouse. (The film’s current website boasts a running clock counting down the days that Moore has gone un-sued.) Taken outside the context of its production tactics, though, Escape from Tomorrow manages to hold its own. If you’ve frequented either park, the eerie monochrome schema and psychedelic trip-outs involving Disney’s seedy underbelly are both unsettling and oddly titillating. And the story, about a less-thansavory everyman who gets clued — and then sucked — into the park’s dark side is good, campy, Terry Gilliam–style fun. Sure, the acting might not be Oscar worthy, but the sights and sounds more than make up for it, assuming you’re willing to suspend disbelief long enough to let Moore lure you in. (AC) Fri. and Mon., Dec. 6 and 9, 7 and 10pm, Isla Vista Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte

Homefront (100 mins.; R: strong violence, pervasive language, drug content, brief sexuality)

From the small-favors department of the Hollywood holiday-movie crop comes Homefront, a trashy little modern-day B-flick, with a screenplay by action figure Sylvester Stallone (who knew?), which puts the harm back in genre-pic charm. That said, this squalid excuse for a film actually wins guilty-pleasure points, contingent on one’s ability to ratchet down expectations and enjoy a pulpy ride once in a while. As a not-so-subtle clue in a film where subtlety fears to tread, the title refers to the fragile admix of a comfortable “home” — where former undercover cop (boxernosed Jason Statham, all muscle and action-actor badassness) has settled with his young daughter (Izabela Vidovic) to escape the urban meth wars — that is turned into a “front” by a posse of revengeseeking druggie hoodlums. Cast-wise, the film’s tasty tidbits come in the form of James Franco, re-conjuring up the baddude archetype we so enjoyed in Spring Breakers, as Gator Bodine, the cool-named wannabe meth-making kingpin. There’s also Winona Ryder, effectively rangy and desperate as the reformed “meth whore”


facilitating a devil’s bargain with the bloodthirsty posse of choice. They come by night, up the river that runs alongside the ex-cop’s swampy hamlet, bearing weapons and bad attitudes, which puts the kibosh on any sympathy we might feel when our action-hero protagonists commence to snuff them out. It’s the homey, cozy moral creed by which this kind of movie operates. (JW) Fairview/Fiesta 5

PREMIERES Out of the Furnace (116 mins.; R: strong violence, language, drug content)

After his brother mysteriously disappears and the police refuse to help, a man (Christian Bale) takes matters into his own hands. Camino Real/Metro 4 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (161 mins.; PG-13: extended sequences of intense fantasy-action violence, frightening images)

The dwarves, along with Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf, continue their quest to rescue their hometown of Erebor from Smaug. Peter Jackson directs. Camino Real/Metro 4 (opens Thu., Dec. 12, at midnight, 2-D and 3-D)

Black Nativity (93 mins.; PG: thematic material, language, a menacing situation)

A street-smart teen from Baltimore travels to New York to spend the holidays with his estranged relatives. Metro 4

✯ Dallas Buyers Club (117 mins.; R: pervasive language, some strong sexual content, nudity, drug use)

Matthew McConaughey plays a hardand fast-living electrician living in Dallas in the 1980s who is diagnosed with HIV. Dallas Buyers Club is another feather in the Stetson for McConaughey, who plays that certain type of American hero so well — the tough-minded lone wolf fighting a good fight on his own terms. (JW) Paseo Nuevo

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (169 mins.; PG-13: extended sequences of intense fantasy-action violence, frightening images)

Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) ventures to the Lonely Mountain with a group of dwarves to take back the treasure stolen from them. Director Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings, which dripped with nostalgia for an age that never existed, was movie magic that made audiences laugh and weep. This one has occasional wonders, but it mostly makes you feel unexpectedly weary. (DJP) Thu., Dec. 12, 8:30pm, Camino Real/Metro 4

Mr. Nobody (141 mins.; R: some sexuality, nudity, brief strong language, violent images)

Jaco Van Dormael (The Eighth Day) writes and directs this drama about a young boy caught between his mother and father, and the possibilities that rise from each option. Wed., Dec. 11, 7:30pm, Plaza de Oro

✯ Unfinished Song (93 mins.; PG-13: some sexual references, rude gestures)

A grumpy pensioner honors his widow’s love of performing by joining the unconventional singing group she used to be a part of. Thanks to the stellar and subtle work of seasoned Brits Terence Stamp and Vanessa Redgrave, Unfinished Song may be one of the year’s strongest examples of a film whose acting talent far outshines the hosting project. (JW) Sat. and Sun., Dec. 7 and 8, 4:30pm, Ojai Playhouse, 145 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai

NOW SHOWING ✯ 12 Years a Slave (134 mins.; R: violence/ cruelty, some nudity, brief sexuality)

Set in antebellum America, a free black man from New York is abducted and sold into slavery. This film is a coolly and beautifully crafted piece of work, given a special intensity through the lead performance of Chiwetel Ejiofor. (JW) Plaza de Oro

About Time (123 mins.; R: language, some sexual content)

A 21-year-old man discovers he can time travel and change the outcome of his life. His first move: to get a girlfriend. Plaza de Oro

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✯ Delivery Man (103 mins.; PG-13: thematic elements, sexual content, some drug material, brief violence, language) An affable loser discovers that he’s fathered more than 500 children through anonymous sperm donations. He then must decide whether or not to come forward when a group of his kids files a lawsuit to reveal his identity. Against its own stacked odds and despite its modest seriocomic ambitions, Delivery Man delivers on the feel-good level. (JW) Camino Real/Paseo Nuevo

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

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

✯ The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (146 mins.; PG-13: intense sequences of violence and action, some frightening images, thematic elements, a suggestive situation, language)

Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) are named targets of the Capitol after their victory at the 74th Hunger Games incites a rebellion. Director Francis Lawrence and his screenwriters have improved a great movie franchise by hiding the machinery well; Hunger Games II is smoother and deeper-feeling. (DJP) Arlington/Camino Real/Metro 4 Lee Daniels’ The Butler (132 mins.; PG-13: some violence and disturbing images, language, sexual material, thematic elements, smoking)

Forest Whitaker stars as an AfricanAmerican butler working in the White House at numerous significant points throughout the 20th century. Ambitious in its scope, and an important film its subject matter, The Butler is a rousing success on many fronts, even if its truth cred is wanting. (JW) Plaza de Oro Philomena (98 mins.; PG-13: some strong language, thematic elements, sexual references)

A journalist picks up a story about an older woman searching for her son, who was taken from her decades ago after she was forced into a convent due to her pregnancy out of wedlock. Riviera Thor: The Dark World (112 mins.; PG-13: sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence, some suggestive content)

Thor (Chris Hemsworth) embarks on his most treacherous journey yet, which finds him reuniting with Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) and sacrificing himself for the greater good. This sequel wallows deeper in sci-fi fantasy realms, yet the net effect is kind of awesome. (DJP)

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TAURUS (Apr. 20 - May 20): In the mid-19th century, French art was dominated by the government-sponsored Salon, whose conservative policies thwarted upcoming new trends like Impressionism. One anti-authoritarian painter who rebelled was Camille Pissarro. “What is the best way to further the evolution of French art?” he was asked. “Burn down the Louvre,” he replied. The Louvre, as you may know, was and still is a major art museum in Paris. Judging from your current astrological omens, I surmise that you might want to make a symbolic statement equivalent to Pissarro’s. It’s time for you to graduate from traditions that no longer feed you so you can freely seek out new teachers and influences.

GEMINI (May 21 - June 20): “Lead us not into temptation, and deliver us from evil,” is a request that Christians make of God when they say the Lord’s Prayer. If we define “temptation” as an attraction to things that feel good even though they’re bad for you, this part of the prayer is perfectly reasonable. But what if “temptation” is given a different interpretation? What if it means an attraction to something that feels pleasurable and will ultimately be healthy for you even though it initially causes disrupHomework: Everyone fudges the truth and hides the whole story now and then. What are your top three deceptions? Confess at Freewillastrology.com.

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tions? I suggest you consider experimenting with this alternative definition, Gemini. For now, whatever leads you into temptation could possibly deliver you from evil.

CANCER (June 21 - July 22): “You get tragedy where the tree, instead of bending, breaks,” said the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein. But you don’t have to worry about that outcome, Cancerian. The storm might howl and surge, but it will ultimately pass. And although your tree may bend pretty far, it will not break. Two weeks from now, you won’t be mourning your losses, but rather celebrating your flexibility and resilience. Congratulations in advance!

LEO (July 23 - Aug. 22): It’s a perfect time to start reclaiming some of the superpowers you had when you were a child. What’s that you say? You didn’t have any superpowers? That’s not true. Before you entered adolescence, you could see things and know things and feel things that were off-limits, even unknown, to most adults. You possessed a capacity to love the world with wild purity. Your innocence allowed you to be in close touch with the intelligence of animals and the spirits of the ancestors. Nature was so vividly alive to you that you could hear its songs. Smells were more intense. The dreams you had at night were exciting and consoling. Your ability to read people’s real energy — and not be fooled by their social masks — was strong. Remember?

VIRGO (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22): Not all darkness is bad. You know that. Sometimes you need to escape from the bright lights. It can be restorative to sit quietly in the pitch blackness and drink in the mystery of the Great Unknown. The same is true for silence and stillness and aloneness. Now and then you’ve got to retreat into their protective sanctuary. Dreaming big empty thoughts in the tranquil depths can heal you and recharge you. The magic moment has arrived for this kind of rejuvenation, Virgo.

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(Sept. 23 - Oct. 22): In the movie Clueless, the character played by Alicia Silverstone describes someone as a “fullon Monet.” What she means is that the person in question is like a painting by the French Impressionist artist Claude Monet.“From far away, it’s okay,” says Silverstone. “But up close, it’s a big old mess.” You may still be at the faraway point in your evaluation of a certain situation in your own life, Libra. It appears interesting, even attractive, from a distance. When you draw nearer, though, you may find problems. That doesn’t necessarily mean you should abandon it altogether. Maybe you can fix the mess so it’s as engaging up close as it is from far away.

(Dec. 22 - Jan. 19): In the dreams you’re having at night, Capricorn, I bet you’re traveling through remote landscapes in all kinds of weather. Maybe you’re recreating the voyage of the Polynesian sailors who crossed hundreds of miles of Pacific Ocean to find Hawai‘i 1,500 years ago. Or maybe you’re hiking through the Darkhad Valley, where the Mongolian steppe meets Siberia’s vast forests. It’s possible you’re visiting places where your ancestors lived or you’re migrating to the first human settlement on Mars in the 22nd century. What do dreams like this mean? I think you’re trying to blow your own mind. Your deep self and your higher wisdom are conspiring to flood you with new ways of seeing reality.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21): Your power animal for the coming months is the Bateleur eagle of Africa. In the course of searching for its meals, it covers about 250 square miles every day. It thinks big. It has a spacious scope. I hope you get inspired by its example, Scorpio. In 2014, I’d love to see you enlarge the territory where you go hunting for what you want. Fate will respond favorably if you expand your ideas about how to gather the best allies and resources. As for this week, I suggest you get very specific as you identify the goals you will pursue in the coming months by exploring farther and wider.

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(Nov. 22 - Dec. 21): The standard dictionary says that “righteous” is a word that means virtuous and highly moral. The slang dictionary says that “righteous” describes someone or something that’s absolutely genuine and wonderful. Urbandictionary.com suggests that “righteous” refers to the ultimate version of any type of experience, especially “sins of pleasure” like lust and greed. According to my analysis, the coming week will be jam-packed with righteousness for you. Which of the three definitions will predominate? It’s possible you will embody and attract all three types.

(Feb. 19 - Mar. 20): In a letter to F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway described his vision of paradise. It would have a trout stream that no one but him was permitted to fish in. He’d own two houses, one for his wife and children and one for his nine beautiful mistresses. There’d be a church where he could regularly confess his sins, and he’d have great seats at an arena where bullfights took place. From my perspective, this is a pretty vulgar version of paradise, but who am I to judge? I suggest you draw inspiration from Hemingway as you come up with your own earthy, gritty, funky fantasy of paradise. It’s an excellent time for you to get down to earth about your high ideals and dreamy hopes.

(Jan. 20 - Feb. 18): It wouldn’t be too extreme for you to kiss the ground that has been walked on by people you care about deeply. And it wouldn’t be too crazy to give your special allies the best gifts ever, or compose love letters to them, or demonstrate in dramatic fashion how amazed you are by the beautiful truths about who they really are. This is a unique moment in your cycle, Aquarius — a time when it is crucial for you to express gratitude, devotion, and even reverence for those who have helped you see what it means to be fully alive.

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

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. www.pierrelafond.com

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! www.bagelnet.com

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. sbcoffee.com.

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 $$ www.flavorofindiasb.com 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. www.indiahouseusa.com 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

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

Mexican 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!

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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. www.thenaturalcafe.com 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 sojournercafe.com

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

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Thai BANGKOK PALACE 2829 De la Vina St. 687‑1828 $$ Open M‑F 11a‑9p Sat 5‑9p Fine Thai Cuisine in an intimate authentic setting. $15min.+ $3 fee for deliveries. Beer/Wine/Sake.AX/Disc/ VC/ MC.WI‑FI www.BangkokPalace.co YOUR PLACE Restaurant, 22 N. Milpas St., 966‑5151, 965‑9397. $$. 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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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 www.rodneyssteakhouse.com

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

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 loca‑ tion. We are Santa Barbara’s pre‑ mier wine retailer, offering a wide variety of local and imported wines. Our diverse assortment of wine comes from the world’s finest vine‑ yards with prices starting around $9. View our full inventory @ www. renegadewines.com. We store your

wine. 3000sq feet of temp. controlled wine lockers; 8 case lockers‑300 case rooms. Off‑street parking. 2 blocks from State St. (2nd driveway @ 126 E. Haley) Monthly tastings & pri‑ vate tastings available. We ship wine. Keep in touch: Facebook, Google+, Twitter

Wineries/Tasting Rooms 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 extraordinary collection of high‑ ly expressive single‑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 reno‑ vated, vintage inspired atmosphere. www.babcockwinery.com 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 oldest‑ est.1962, and offers many internationally acclaimed wines from their Lafond Vineyard in the Santa Rita Hills. Try some of Winemaker Bruce McGuire’s small production bottling.www.sbwinery.com


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Anacapa Seafood raw bar,  W. Victoria St. Armada Wine & Beer Merchant, -A State St. Belcampo Meat Co.,  W. Victoria St. Best of China,  Embarcadero del Mar, Isla Vista Blaze Pizza,  Pardall Rd., Isla Vista Buddha Bowls,  Embarcadero del Mar, Isla Vista C’est Cheese Café & Marketplace,  Santa Barbara St. (formerly Our Daily Bread) Crazy Good Bread,  W. Victoria St. Dunkin’ Donuts, Santa Barbara Empty Bowl Gourmet Noodle Bar,  W. Victoria St. Enjoy Cupcakes,  W. Victoria St. Firehouse Subs,  Seville Rd., Isla Vista Flagstone Pantry,  W. Victoria St. Fresh Market,  N. Milpas St. (formerly Scolari’s) Full of Life Flatbread, near  W. Victoria St. Green Star Coffee,  W. Victoria St. Himalaya Kitchen,  State St. (currently All India Café) Jimmy John’s,  Embarcadero del Mar, Isla Vista Juice Ranch,  Trigo Rd., Isla Vista (inside Crushcakes Café) Juice Well,  W. Victoria St. La Ancla Taquería,  W. Victoria St. Lilly’s Taquería,  Storke Rd., Goleta (formerly La Carreta) Lovin’ Oven Mediterranean Bakery & Café,  Trigo Rd., Isla Vista (formerly Cafe Int’l) Lovin’ Spoonful,  Cliff Dr. Lure Fish House, Upper State St. McDonald’s,  Calle Real, Goleta Mesa Verde,  Cliff Dr. (formerly Cliff ’s & Co.) Olio Crudo Bar,  W. Victoria St., Ste.  Pasta Shoppe,  W. Victoria St. Rori’s Artisanal Creamery,  W. Victoria St. Silvergreens, Goleta Taco Bell, Hollister Ave. at Pacific Oaks Rd., Goleta Villa Pizza,  Anacapa St. -Eleven,  N. Milpas St. Unnamed cheese and charcuterie shop,  W. Victoria St. Unnamed pizza place,  State St. (currently Wahoo’s) RETURN OF THE EBAR? Reader Megan let me know (and I confirmed) that on December 1 a new job listing for Restaurant Manager in Santa Barbara appeared on elephantbar.com. The Elephant Bar restaurant closed on August 18 after 30 years in business at  Firestone Road. RED SANDS MARKET AND DELI OPENS: Good Karma Market & Deli at  West Anapamu Street, which stopped being a deli more than a year ago, was taken over by the owners of Presidio Market ( Santa Barbara St.) earlier this year. Reader Brendan tells me that the business has been relaunched as Red Sands Market and Deli. I’m told that the deli is open, with a menu offering sandwiches, salads, burgers, and more. The owners of Presidio Market also bought  Deli at  East Carrillo Street last June.

HATS OFF: It’s been one year since the death of Edhat founder Peter Sklar, pictured here with his dog Molly by the Santa Barbara Mission.

FRESH MARKET UPDATE: On Wednesday, Decem-

ber 11, at 8 a.m. Fresh Market will open at  North Milpas Street, the former home of Scolari’s.

JIMMY JOHN’S UPDATE: Jimmy John’s gourmet

sandwiches have publicly announced that they are coming to “Santa Barbara.” Reader Chris contacted them on Facebook and was told that the address is  Embarcadero del Mar in Isla Vista. I guess from corporate headquarters in faraway Champaign, Illinois, Santa Barbara and Isla Vista seem to be one and the same. FOSTER’S FREEZE UPDATE: This just in from reader Barbara: “Hey John, Following up on the rumor about the sale of Carpinteria’s Foster’s Freeze to Hamburger Habit, turns out it was just a rumor. Heard through the grapevine that it was recently inherited within the family who has owned it for many years, and it was confirmed that it’s not going anywhere.” BRAVO: Word on the street is that the Bravo channel was filming at Chase restaurant ( State St.) on Friday, November 22. According to reader Chuck, it was for a show called Newlyweds. REMEMBERING PETER SKLAR: Edhat founder Peter Sklar passed away a year ago on December 11, 2012, after a 15-month struggle with cancer. In 2003, he started Edhat.com. It was his dream of drawing the community together in a very unique way and he succeeded wildly. Evolving into one of the region’s most visited websites, Edhat.com went on to repeatedly win The Santa Barbara Independent’s Best of Santa Barbara Award for Best Website. (Edhat.com won again in 2013.) Peter loved Santa Barbara. He was an avid runner, skier, and backpacker. He ran five marathons, including Boston. He was a loving husband and a loving father to his two sons. He is survived by his wife Sue Foley, their sons, Nick and Zack Sklar, his brother Michael Sklar and his family, his mother-in-law Lucy Foley, and countless friends. Peter, you left us too soon.

John Dickson’s reporting can be found every day online at SantaBarbara.com. Send tips to info@SantaBarbara.com.

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legals FiCTiTiouS BuSiNeSS Name STaTemeNT FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Ashley’s Dollar & Up at 216 N. Milpas Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Ashley’s Money Services Inc 1434 San Andres Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Edgar E. Hernandez This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 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 Miriam Leon. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003414. Published: Nov 14, 21, 27. Dec 5 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Van Wickle Chiropractic at 306 East Cota Street Suite A Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Jacob Van Wickle 6176 Stow Canyon Road Goleta, CA 93117 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Jacob Van Wickle This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 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 Andrea Luparello. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003406. Published: Nov 14, 21, 27. Dec 5 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: El Patio Gardens Senior Section at 4011 Via Lucero Santa Barbara, CA 93110; William L Wagner Sr 1026‑D Senda Verde Santa Barbara, CA 93105 This business is conducted by a Limited Partnership Signed: William L. Wagner Sr This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 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: 2013‑0003422. Published: Nov 14, 21, 27. Dec 5 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Montecito Photo & Design at 841 Chelham Way Santa Barbara, CA 93108; Heidi Bergseteren (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Heidi Bergseteren This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 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‑ 0003421. Published: Nov 14, 21, 27. Dec 5 2013.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Oldtown Cellular at 5730 Hollister Ave. #6 Goleta, CA 93117; Ashley’s Money Services Inc 1434 San Andres Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Edgar E. Hernandez This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 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 Miriam Leon. FBN Number: 2013‑0003413. Published: Nov 14, 21, 27. Dec 5 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Watershed Environmental, Inc. at 3324 State Street, Suite B Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Watershed Environmental, Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Mark de la Garza, President This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 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 Gonzalez. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003245. Published: Nov 14, 21, 27. Dec 5 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: 805 Cellular 1434 San Andres Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Ashley’s Money Services Inc 1434 San Andres Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Edgar E. Hernandez This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 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 Miriam Leon. FBN Number: 2013‑0003412. Published: Nov 14, 21, 27. Dec 5 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Consumer Alerts, Neighborhood Alert, Sexual Predator Protection, Family Safety Alert, Protect Your Family, KLS, Sex Offender Alerts at 3905 State Street, Suite 7‑228 Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Scalable Commerce, LLC (same address) This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Sven Klein, Manager This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 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 Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2013‑0003320. Published: Nov 14, 21, 27. Dec 5 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Blue Moon Creations at 820 W Victoria Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; LeeAnn Sarah Mooney (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: LeeAnn S Mooney This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 05, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Danielle Gomez. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003374. Published: Nov 14, 21, 27. Dec 5 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: The Bike Peddler at 442 Ellwood Beach Drive #13 Goleta, CA 93117; Layton Paul Reneer (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Layton Reneer 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 Hector Gonzalez. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003179. Published: Nov 14, 21, 27. Dec 5 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Interiorspace at 310 East Victoria Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Bonnie Bache (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Bonnie Bache This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 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: 2013‑0003403. Published: Nov 14, 21, 27. Dec 5 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: DMH Properties 336 North Calle Cesar Chavez Santa Barbara, CA 93103; DMH Properties Inc (Same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 05, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Andrea Luparello. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003363. Published: Nov 14, 21, 27. Dec 5 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Your Best Self Consulting at 1515 Lingate Lane Santa Barbara, CA 93108; Jennifer Elizabeth Stierwalt (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Jennifer E. Stierwalt This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 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 Gonzalez. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003244. Published: Nov 14, 21, 27. Dec 5 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Rubenstein & Sorensen Mediation at 211 East Anapamu Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Judith Rubenstein 2629 Montrose Place Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Lawrence T Sorensen 690 Oak Grove Court Ojai, CA 93023 This business is conducted by a Joint Venture Signed: Lawrence T. Sorensen This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 22, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Gabriel Cabello. FBN Number: 2013‑0003223. Published: Nov 14, 21, 27. Dec 5 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Dog’s Best Friend at 523 Arroyo Ave Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Brittany Harris (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Brittany Harris This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 14, 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 Adela Bustos. FBN Number: 2013‑0003462. Published: Nov 21, 27. Dec 5, 12 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Montecito Watergardens, Santa Barbara Watergarden Care, Santa Barbara Watergardens at 1623 Mountain Ave Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Dean Cornell (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Dean Cornell This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 29, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Hector Gonzalez. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003294. Published: Nov 14, 21, 27. Dec 5 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: El Barbareno Publishing at 2976 Foothill Road Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Neal P Graffy (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Neal P. Graffy This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 21, 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: 2013‑0003210. Published: Nov 21, 27. Dec 5, 12 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Just Jeeves at 140 East Alamar Avenue Santa Barbara, CA 93105; James Kantrim (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: James Kantrim This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 7, 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‑ 0003401. Published: Nov 21, 27. Dec 5, 12 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Good Eye Films, JM Communications For The Life Sciences, JMCLS at 1579 Sycamore Canyon Road Santa Barbara, CA 93108; Jeff McLoughlin (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Jeff McLoughlin This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 21, 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: 2013‑0003211. Published: Nov 21, 27. Dec 5, 12 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Beija Flor Designs, The Beija Flor at 3905 State Street Suite 7112 Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Eric Adler 125 Apt. 203 Willow Springs Avenue Goleta, CA 93117; Jeff Mitchell 3905 State Street Suite 7 Santa Barbara, CA 93105 This business is conducted by a General Partnership Signed: Eric Adler This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 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 Andrea Luparello. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003237. Published: Nov 21, 27. Dec 5, 12 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SBB Catering, SBB Gourmet Catering, SBB Gourmet Catering Group, SBBGCG at 1917 De La Vina Street Santa Barbara,CA 93101; SBBBQ, LLC (same address) This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Sidney Raney This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 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 Hector Gonzalez. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003337. Published: Nov 21, 27. Dec 5, 12 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Babydolls, Barbarian Empire, Santa Barbara Shirtline, SB Barbies at 809 Firgueroa Street #A Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Juan Sanchez (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Juan Sanchez This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 14, 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 Adela Bustos. FBN Number: 2013‑0003455. Published: Nov 21, 27. Dec 5, 12 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Jen Huang Photography at 1740 Grand Ave Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Jendo Corp (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Elihu Bogan This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 12, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Gabriel Cabello. FBN Number: 2013‑0003429. Published: Nov 21, 27. Dec 5, 12 2013.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: American Communications at 165 Castilian Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93117; Clover Telecom Asset Management, LLC 4200 Columbus Street Ottawa, IL 61350 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: William Saradco, Secretary & Treaserer This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 29, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Hector Gonzalez. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003309. Published: Nov 21, 27. Dec 5, 12 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: The Grange at 923 St. Vincent Avenue Suite C Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Antipol Ladizhinka LTD, LLC (same address) This business is conducted by a Limited Partnership Signed: Marc Winnikoff This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 7, 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‑ 0003398. Published: Nov 21, 27. Dec 5, 12 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Azios Cellars at 450 Camino Del Remedio Unit I Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Nicolas G Azios (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 12, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Danielle Gomez. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003425. Published: Nov 27. Dec 5, 12, 19 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Three Feathers Design at 3054 Marilyn Way Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Hayley Marie Fedders (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Hayley Fedders This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 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 Andrea Luparello. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003466. Published: Nov 27. Dec 5, 12, 19 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Lani Nails & Spa Supplies at 143 N. Fairview Avenue Goleta, CA 93117; Lani Nails Spa & Supplies, Inc. 7368 Hollister Avenue #1 Goleta, CA 93117 This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Phu Tu, Owner This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 12, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Danielle Gomez. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003427. Published: Nov 21, 27. Dec 5, 12 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Theo&Dim at 4564 Via Maria Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Dimitri Chalupka‑Clair 528 Brinkerhoff Avenue Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Theo Doussineau 4564 Via Maria Santa Barbara, CA 93111 This business is conducted by a General Partnership Signed: Theo Doussineau This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 14, 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‑ 0003460. Published: Nov 27. Dec 5, 12, 19 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: PROGO at 317 East Valerio Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Argon Technologies, LLC (same address) This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Suzanne Cohen, CEO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 8, 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‑ 0003420. Published: Nov 21, 27. Dec 5, 12 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Tara Ling Santa Barbara at 1187 Coast Village Road #1‑261 Santa Barbara, CA 93108; Vidya Gauci (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Vidya Gauci This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 21, 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 Adela Bustos. FBN Number: 2013‑0003522. Published: Nov 27. Dec 5, 12, 19 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Enrico & Associates at 1260 Coast Village Circle Montecito, CA 93108; Stephen Enrico 637 Litchfield Lane Santa Barbara, CA 93109 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Stephen Enrico This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 5, 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: 2013‑0003369. Published: Nov 21, 27. Dec 5, 12 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Cold Springs Publications at 3711 Fortunato Way Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Jeffrey Leo Kaltenbach (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Jeffrey L. Kaltenbach This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 21, 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‑ 0003518. Published: Nov 27. Dec 5, 12, 19 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: M&M’s Beautiful Thingz at 130 Sumida Garden Lane #201 Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Michael Pual Ashley (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Michael P. Ashley This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 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‑ 0003383. Published: Nov 27. Dec 5, 12, 19 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Educational Paperwork Solutions, EPS at 466 Greenleaf Court Goleta, CA 93117; Steven Ormbrek (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 5, 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‑ 0003370. Published: Nov 27. Dec 5, 12, 19 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Taxi Time at 3616 Santa Maria Lane Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Joseph D Martinez (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Joe Martinez This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 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 Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2013‑0003506. Published: Nov 27. Dec 5, 12, 19 2013.

NAME FICTITIOUS BUSINESS STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Girl Up Initiative Uganda at 1114 State Street Ste 200 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Kimberly Wolf 4721 Via Los Santos Santa Barbara, CA 93111. This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Kimberly Wolf This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 21, 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 Adela Bustos. FBN Number: 2013‑0003528. Published: Nov 27. Dec 5, 12, 19 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Drops of Oil Massage at 973 Isleta Ave Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Elizabeth McCahan (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Lizzy McCahan This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 14, 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: 2013‑0003461. Published: Nov 27. Dec 5, 12, 19 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Seatech Supply Co at 224 Daytona Drive Goleta, CA 93117; Carlos F Ortiz (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Carlos F. Ortiz This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 20, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003510. Published: Nov 27. Dec 5, 12, 19 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Ned’s Locksmith of Santa Barbara, Ned’s Locksmith Service, Ned’s Locksmiths at 7532 Newport Drive Goleta, CA 93117; Safe Venture Inc. PO Box 8844 Goleta, CA 93118 This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Mark Sepulveda, V.P. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 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‑ 0003471. Published: Nov 27. Dec 5, 12, 19 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Dtar, Seymour Duncan Research, Seymour Duncan, Seymour Duncan Pickups at 5427 Hollister Avenue Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Carter Duncan Corporation (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Cathy Carter Duncan, CEO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 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 Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2013‑0003490. Published: Nov 27. Dec 5, 12, 19 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: IBroke It at 6770 Del Playa Dr., Unit 3 Goleta, CA 93117; Joshua David Ohman (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Josh Ohman This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 5, 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: 2013‑0003362. Published: Dec 5, 12, 19, 26 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following STATEMENT person(s) is/are doing business as: Reverewareparts.com at 3905 State Street #7‑298 Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Cubeeight, LLC (same address) This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Peter Camenzind This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 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 Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2013‑0003479. Published: Dec 5, 12, 19, 26 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Dream Sharing at 6647 El Colegio Road #B225 Goleta, CA 93117; John David Mudie (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: John Mudie This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 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 John Morales. FBN Number: 2013‑0003544. Published: Dec 5, 12, 19, 26 2013.


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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Grand CRU Writing Services at 1141Faraday Street Santa Ynez, CA 93460; James Byron Laursen (same address) Theresa Volpe Laursen (same address) This business is conducted by a Married couple Signed: James Byron Laursen This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 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 Adela Bustos. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003553. Published: Dec 5, 12, 19, 26 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Campdesign, Campdesign+Architecture at 1610 Las Canoas Road Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Steven R. Adrian (same address) Gina C. Giannetto (same address) This business is conducted by a Married Couple Signed: Gina Giannetto This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 13, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Adela Bustos. FBN Number: 2013‑0003442. Published: Dec 5, 12, 19, 26 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Blackbird Food Company at 205 West Montecito Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Blackbird Foods, Inc. 27 West Anapamu Street Suite 269 Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Brien Seay This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 5, 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: 2013‑0003372. Published: Dec 5, 12, 19, 26 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Catalina’s House Cleaning at 4326 Calle Real Space 102 Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Efrain Salazar Martinez (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Efrain S. Martinez This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 13, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Gabriel Cabello. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003445. Published: Dec 5, 12, 19, 26 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Outdoor Recreation For All at 518 W Gutierrez #C Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Kalyn Noe (Same Address); David Secor (Same Address) This business is conducted by a Joint Venture Signed: Kalyn Noe This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 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 Danielle Gomez. FBN Number: 2013‑0003574. Published: Dec 5, 12, 19, 26 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: SB Yellow Cab, Santa Barbara Yellow Cab, Yellow Cab, Yellow Cab of Santa Barbara at 55 South Kellogg Avenue Goleta, CA 93117; Taxi Owners Association, Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 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 Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2013‑0003484. Published: Dec 5, 12, 19, 26 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: The Bourbon Room at 4444 Hollister Avenue Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Alvaro Rojas 207 Romaine Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Anna Louise Sacks 3245 Cliff Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93109 This business is conducted by a Joint Venture Signed: Anna Sacks This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 6, 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: 2013‑0003381. Published: Dec 5, 12, 19, 26 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Advanced Vapor at 405 Corona Del Mar #3 Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Benjamin Godfrey (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Ben Godfrey This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 6, 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‑ 0003388. Published: Dec 5, 12, 19, 26 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: David Sheehan Engraver at 1157 Edgemound Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93105; David Sheehan (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: David Sheehan This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 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 Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2013‑0003480. Published: Dec 5, 12, 19, 26 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Glamour Laser Skin Center at 4141 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Martin Manvelian 16300 Malden Street North Hills, CA 91342; Sahak Vardanyan 12631 Archwood Street North Hollywood, CA 91606 This business is conducted by a General Partnership Signed: Martin Manvelian This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 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 Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2013‑0003561. Published: Dec 5, 12, 19, 26 2013.

Name Change IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF DAVID LEE FRETZ ASCH ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 1438202 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: DAVID LEE FRETZ ASCH TO: DAVID LEE FRETZ 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 18, 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 Nov 8, 2013. by Terri Chavez; Deputy Clerk for James E. Herman, Judge of the Superior Court. Published. Nov 14, 21, 27. Dec 5 2013. IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF VERA JOAN COCKETT ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 1458068 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: VERA JOAN COCKETT TO: VERA JOAN VAUGHAN 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 24, 2013 8:­ 30am, Dept 2, County of Santa Barbara Cook Division 312‑C East Cook Street Santa Maria, CA 93454. 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 Nov 7, 2013. by Terri Chavez; Deputy Clerk for James F. Rigali, Judge of the Superior Court. Published. Nov 21, 27. Dec 5, 12 2013.

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Summons SUMMONS: (CITACION JUDICIAL) NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): JOANNA NEWTON, an individual, GEORGIA PULOS, an individual, MEL SARTAIN EMERGENCY PLUMBING CO.,INC a California Corporation, CRITERION ENVIRONMENTAL, INC., a California Corporation, and DOES 1‑100, inclusive, YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: (LO ESTA DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): SEINN SCHLIDT individually and Guardian Ad Litem of TILLY SCHLIDT, NICOLE BROCKING, an individual, and TILLY SCHLIDT, an individual and minor, JOANNA BARD NEWTON Cross‑Complainant, v. MEL SARTAIN EMERGENCY PLUMBING CO., INC. a California Corporation, CRITERION ENVIRONMENTAL, INC. a California Corporation, QWIKRESPONSE DISASTER CONTROL, a Business enitity, form unknown, SEINN SCHILIDT, an individual, NICOLE BROCKING, an individual DOES 1‑ 100, Cross‑Defendants CRITERION ENVIRONMENTAL, INC., a California Corporation, Cross‑Complainant, V. JOANNA B. NEWTON, an individual; GEORGIA PULOS, an individual: MEL SARTAIN EMERGENCY PLUMBING CO., INC., a California corporaton; QWIKRESPONSE DISASTER CONTROL, a business entity, form unknown; SEINN SCHLIDT, an individual and as Guardian Ad Litem of TILLY SCHLIDT; NICOLE BROCKING, an individual; and TILLY SCHLIDT, an individual and minor, and DOES 1 through 100, inclusive, Cross‑Defendants 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(www. courtinfo.­ca.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 (www.­ courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), 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 (www. courtinfo.ca 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.lawhelpcalifornia.org), en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www.courtinfo.ca.­gov/selfhelp/espanol/) o poniendose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. CASE NO:1417316 Ex‑Parte Hearing Date: Nov 7, 2013, Time: 8:30 a.m Dept: 3, Complaint Filed: May 29, 2013, Trial Date September 23, 2014

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 93121, The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: Matthew Da Vega. Da Vega & Fisher 351 351 Paseo Nuevo 2nd Floor Santa Barbara CA, 93101 (805) 232‑4471 la direccion y el numero de telefono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es): DATE: May 30, 2013. Gary M. Blair, Executive Officer, By Renee Bradley, Deputy (Delegado) Published Nov 14, 21, 27. Dec 5 2013. SUMMONS: (CITACION JUDICIAL) NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): MEL SARTAIN EMERGENCY PLUMBING CO., INC. a California Corporation, CRITERION ENVIRONMENTAL, INC a California Corporation, QWIKRESPONSE DISASTER CONTROL, a Business entity, form unknown, SEINN SCHLIDT, an individual, NICOLE BROCKING, an individual ROES 1 to 10 YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: (LO ESTA DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): JOANNA BARD NEWTON 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(www. courtinfo.­ca.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 (www.­ courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), 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 (www. courtinfo.ca 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.lawhelpcalifornia.org), en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www.courtinfo.ca.­gov/selfhelp/espanol/) o poniendose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. CASE NO:1417316 The name and address of the court is: (El nombre y direccion de la corte es) The Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: Paul R. Burns, Esq. (SBN230509); 1114 State Street, Ste. 213, Santa Barbara, CA 93101: (805) 708‑7144 la direccion y el numero de telefono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es): DATE: Aug 15, 2013. Darrel E. Parker,

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Executive Officer, By Renee Bradley, Deputy (Delegado) Published Nov 21, 27. Dec 5, 12 2013. SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): CARPI, LLC, a Calfornia limited liability company, 1541 BALL ROAD, LLC, a California limited liability company; 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): BRENDON TWIGDEN, an individual, BRENDON TWIGDEN, as Trustee of the Twigden Trust dated 6/25/1992 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(www. courtinfo.­ca.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 (www.­ courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), 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 (www. courtinfo.ca 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.lawhelpcalifornia.org), en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www.courtinfo.ca.­gov/selfhelp/espanol/) o poniendose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. CASE NO:1418913 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 5460 Carpinteria Avenue and 5464 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria, California.” The name and address of the court is: (El nombre y direccion de la corte es) Santa Barbara County Superior Court Anacapa Division 1100 Anacapa Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: 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 (El nombre, la direccion y el numbero de telefono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es) DATE: Set 13, 2013: Darrel E. Parker, Executive, Officer, By Terri Chavez, Deputy (Delgado) Published Nov 21, 27. Dec 5, 12 2013.

Trustee Notice NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11‑0002758 Title Order No. 11‑ 0002520 APN No. 067‑373‑11 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 02/28/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by M ANGELA PADILLA, A WIDOW, dated 02/28/2007 and recorded 03/07/2007, as Instrument No. 2007‑0016539, in Book N/A, Page N/A, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of SANTA BARBARA County, State of California, will sell on 01/08/2014 at 09:00 AM, Carrillo Recreation Center, 100 E. Carrillo St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101, Carrillo Ballroom, at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 5232 UNIVERSITY DRIVE, SANTA BARBARA, CA, 93111‑1733. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $831,428.28. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an “AS IS” condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on a property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 1‑ 800‑281‑8219 or visit this Internet Web site www.recontrustco.com, using the file number assigned to this case 11‑0002758. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6‑914‑01‑94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone/Sale Information: (800) 281 8219 By: RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. FEI # 1006.133510 12/05/2013, 12/12/2013, 12/19/2013

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 13‑ 0009178 Title Order No. 12‑0136019 APN No. 061‑061‑18 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 05/25/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by EUGENE F. WEISZ JR AND DIANE WEISZ, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS dated 05/25/2007 and recorded 06/04/2007, as Instrument No. 2007‑0040941, in Book N/A, Page N/A, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of SANTA BARBARA County, State of California, will sell on 01/08/2014 at 09:00 AM, Carrillo Recreation Center, 100 E. Carrillo St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101, Carrillo Ballroom at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 244 PUENTE DRIVE, SANTA BARBARA, CA, 93110. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $1,291,610.19. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an “AS IS” condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on a property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 1‑ 800‑281‑8219 or visit this Internet Web site www.recontrustco.com, using the file number assigned to this case 13‑0009178. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6‑914‑01‑94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone/Sale Information: (800) 281‑8219 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. FEI # 1006.246674 12/05/2013, 12/12/2013, 12/19/2013

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Because we care for our neighbors. A career at Cottage Health System is an experience in caring for and about the people who call our coastal area of California home. Our not-for-profit health system identifies closely with the communities we serve and has a long tradition of providing area residents with highly personalized, clinically excellent care. Patients aren’t just patients here – they’re neighbors. Be there for them through one of the openings below.

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

• Security Officers

Allied Health

Nursing

• Case Manager – SLO Clinic

• Anesthesia

• Diet Specialist – Temp

• Cardiac Cath Lab

• Neurodiagnostic Tech II

• Cottage Residential

• Patient Care Techs – Multiple Departments

• Emergency • Med/Surg – Float Pool • PACU

• Speech Language Pathologist II – Per Diem

• Pulmonary, Renal

• Support Counselor

• SICU

• Surgical Technicians

• Surgery • Te le metry • Utilization Management Case Manager

Management • Clinical Manager, Nutrition • Environmental Services Supervisor

Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital

Non-Clinical • Clinical Informatics Analysts • Interpreter – Per Diem • Patient Financial Counselors – Per Diem

• CNA – Per Diem • Dietary Clerk • RNs – Emergency, Med/Surg, ICU

Pacific Diagnostic Laboratories • Clinical Lab Scientist • Ce rtified Phlebotomy Techs • Laboratory Manager – Microbiology

• Physical Therapist – Per Diem

• Systems Support Analyst

• Patient Financial Counselor II

Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital

• Food Service Rep

• Clinical Nurse Coord – ICU

• Patient Care Tech

Cottage Business Services – Hollister

• Manager, Purchasing

Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital

• RN – Med/Surg – Per Diem

• Please apply to: www.pdllabs.com

• RENTAL & RELOCATION ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE FOR SELECT FULL-TIME POSITIONS • CERTIFICATION REIMBURSEMENT

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? 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 www.cottagehealthsystem.org.

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sauces and stocks. Experience working with commercial kitchen equipment and preparing large quantities. Advanced Help Wanted! Make extra money knowledge of cuisines including in our free ever popular homemailer Regional American, Asian, Italian and program, includes valuable guidebook! Mexican, with increasing emphasis on Start immediately! Genuine! 1‑888‑ vegetarian, vegan, and special diets 292‑1120 www.easywork‑fromhome.­ Knowledge of state and federal safety com (AAN CAN) and sanitation regulations regarding proper handling, storing, cooking and Restaurant for Sale holding temperatures and proper use and cleaning of kitchen equipment. Great Opportunity. Ability to pass the Serve Safe 291‑0300 in Lompoc. Certification exam. Supervisory skills and Freestanding building.Fully equipped, leadership to coordinate, train, oversee seats 70. Beer & Wine License. and review the work of others. Ability to Low rent. $45K. speak English sufficient to communicate effectively with all staff and customers. Employment Services Ability to read and write English for the purpose of preparing food from AIRLINE CAREERS begin here – Get recipe guidelines and producing reports. FAA approved Maintenance training. Ability to perform basic mathematical Financial aid for qualified students – calculations for recipe development Housing available. Job placement and other required functions. Notes: assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Fingerprinting required. Work schedule: Maintenance 877‑804‑5293 (Cal‑SCAN) Sun‑Thu, 6:00am‑2:30pm. $13.89 ‑ $19.28/hr. Apply by 12/12/13 AA/EOE General Full-Time Apply online at https://Jobs.­ ucsb.edu Job #20130556 Drivers ‑ CDL‑A Train and Work for Us! Professional, focused CDL training Management available. Choose Company Driver, Owner Operator, Lease Operator or UCSB Lease Trainer. (877) 369‑7091 www.­ BREN SCHOOL OF ENVIRONMENTAL CentralTruckDrivingJobs.com (Cal‑ SCIENCE & MANAGEMENT SCAN) DRIVERS: NEW TRUCKS ARRIVING! Academic Coordinator II Experience pays ‑ up to 50 cpm. Full Title: Latin American Fisheries Fellowship benefits + quality hometime. CDL‑A (LAFF) Program Manager required. Call 877‑258‑8782 www.ad‑ The Bren School seeks an individual to drivers.com (Cal‑SCAN) serve as the Latin American Fisheries DRIVERS: Owner Operators Fellowship (LAFF) Program Manager DEDICATED HOME WEEKLY! Solos for the Bren School of Environmental up to $175,000/year, $2500 Sign‑on Science & Management at the University Bonus! Teams up to $350,000/year, of California, Santa Barbara. The LAFF $5000 Sign‑on Bonus! Forward Air program provides scholarships to Bren 888‑652‑5611. (Cal‑SCAN) School Masterâs students dedicated FOREMOST TRANSPORT, Perris, CA to pursuing careers in the field of is hiring Pickup drivers who hava a 3/4 sustainable fisheries management. The ton or One ton truck to deliver RV’S LAFF Program Manager coordinates throughout the US and Canada. We fellowship recruitment, application and are paying competitive rates and have selection; manages logistics for fellows; several bonuses. 1‑866‑764‑1601 or develops specialized curriculum; plans www.foremosttransport.com (Cal‑ and coordinates fellowship events; SCAN) manages program communications, partnerships and outreach; assists fellows with summer internships and General Part-Time career development; and manages the Paid In Advance! Make $1,000 a program budget and reporting. Week mailing brochures from home! Guaranteed Income! FREE Supplies! No Minimum Qualifications: experience required. Start Immediately! An advanced degree (Masters or PhD www.­ homemailerprogram.net (AAN degree) in one of the following or a CAN) related field: environmental science & management, marine science management, fisheries policy or Hospitality/ economics. Restaurant

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â¢Excellent organization and oral/ written communication skills. â¢Ability to understand complex scientific information and translate it to a non‑technical audience. â¢Ability to manage a diverse portfolio of responsibilities simultaneously. â¢Ability to work well independently and as part of a team. â¢Experience building and maintaining professional relationships. â¢Proficiency in Word, Excel and Powerpoint. Preferred Qualifications: â¢1‑3 years of experience in project management, coordination or communication/outreach in marine resources management or a related field. â¢Spanish language ability â¢Experience with university curriculum development and/or administration. â¢Experience with budgeting and cost‑ tracking. Salary and Benefits: 100% time appointment for one year from start date,

with strong possibility for additional year(s) of employment contingent upon performance. Academic Coordinator II position, with salary step commensurate with qualifications; full benefits package included. Your application materials should include a CV, a list of up to three references with name and phone number and a cover letter. Primary consideration will be given to applications received by December 13, 2013. Please use this link to fill out your on‑line application: https://recruit.­a p.ucsb.edu/apply/ JPF00272 The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, including minorities, women, and persons with disabilities. The school is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service.

Professional AIRLINE CAREERS – Become an Aviation Maintenance Tech. FAA approved training. Financial aid if qualified – Housing available. Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 877‑492‑3059

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PROGRAM MANAGEMENT OFFICE Designs and delivers change management/leadership strategies and planning that maximize the Campus and/or departments adoption and use of new systems in the portfolio of the PMO. Assesses and develops strategies for the Campus and individual Departments regarding necessary new skill sets and staffing for a quick adoption, higher ultimate utilization, and greater proficiency of new systems to increase benefit realization, value creation, and ROI. Working closely with HR, plans and manages organizational development and continuous improvement initiatives. Reqs: Bachelors and/or Master’s degree in Business Administration with emphasis on Human Resources and organizational behavior, organizational design and development or equivalent education. Minimum of 3‑5 years of general business experience with training, team development and/or instructional development in large scale organizational efforts. Minimum of 3 years of experience in a role of organizational change leadership. $57,768 ‑ $75,000/yr. For primary consideration apply by 12/8/13, thereafter open until filled. AA/EOE Apply online at https://Jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20130546

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927 Coyote Road 3BD/3.5BA, Sun 1‑ 4, $2,950,000. Bruce Emmens 452‑ 3283. Coldwell Banker 940 Coyote Road 7BD/8.5BA, Sun. by appt. Francoise Morel 252‑4752. Coldwell Banker

Santa Barbara 1222 Carpinteria Street #C, Santa Barbara, $425,000, 2/1, Open Sunday 1‑4, Anthony Bordin, 729‑0527, Goodwin & Thyne Properties

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 Fall MOVE‑IN SPECIALS:1BD near SBCC & beach @Carla Apts NP. 530 W Cota $1020 Rosa 965‑3200

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FEATURED PROPERTY 1119 ALSTON ROAD

FEATURED PROPERTY 1721 SANTA BARBARA ST

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Time For Year End Planning! Come in and visit our Attorneys, Brokers and Realtors® for a free consultation regarding buying or selling real estate, wills and trusts, 1031 exchanges, commercial properties or legal matters. Learn what we can do for you!

PRICE FOR FINISHED HOME MONTECITO Luxurious 5BD/6.5BA estate with a 2BD/2BA cabana and pool ready to be built on a pristine 1.01 acre lot in Montecito. Views of the ocean and islands.

NEW PRICE SANTA BARBARA Upper East

(PRICE WHEN COMPLETE)

Victorian with tons of potential, needs to be finished, but what a project! Finished home is 4BD/4BA (approx. 3400 sq. ft.). Call for special offer instructions.

$4,800,000 www.GTProp.com/1119Alston

$1,500,000 www.GTProp.com/1721SantaBarbara

2280 BELLA VISTA DRIVE

6582 SABADO TARDE RD.

MULTI FAMILY

NATIONAL REACH, LOCAL EXPERTS, OUTSTANDING RESULTS

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

$3,750,000 GTprop.com/2280BellaVista

GOLETA Updated 6-unit IV complex located 2 blocks from ocean in the heart of I.V. Great location & income! $1,695,000 GTprop.com/6582SabadoTarde

15 W. PADRE STREET

435 E. VALERIO STREET

836 CAMINO EL CARRIZO

401 ORILLA DEL MAR

362 POR LA MAR CIRCLE

SANTA BARBARA Outstanding 2

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

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

SANTA BARBARA Duplex w/in 2

SANTA BARBARA Best unit in El

$1,125,000 GTProp.com/836CaminoElCarrizo

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

$1,675,000 GTprop.com/15WPadre

$1,295,000 GTprop.com/435EValerio

blocks of beach. Great vacation rental potential or dual living possibilities.

$1,075,000 GTprop.com/401OrillaDelMar

Upon Request GTProp.com/362PorLaMar

1715 THOMAS AVENUE

6260 COVINGTON WAY

430 DE LA VINA STREET

4014 OTOÑO DRIVE #B

724 CALLE DE LOS AMIGOS

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

PENDING

PENDING

PENDING

NEW PRICE SANTA BARBARA Dual living possibili-

SANTA BARBARA 3BD/2.5BA home

ties 3BD/1.5BA front & 2BD/1BA back. Possibilities for income/owner occupants.

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

SANTA BARBARA Duplex near downtown SB. Both units 1BD/1BA w/ updated kitchens. Close to conveniences

SANTA BARBARA 3BD/2.5BA upper State St. townhouse. Updated kitchen. Patio, private yard, 2 car garage

$795,000 GTprop.com/1715Thomas

$789,000 GTprop.com/6260Covington

$699,000 GTprop.com/430DeLaVina

$695,000 GTprop.com/4014OtonoB

$665,000 GTprop.com/724CalleDeLosAmigos

911 SAN PASCUAL STREET

3663 SAN REMO DRIVE #2F

625 N. ALISOS STREET

424 COMMERCE COURT

1222 CARPINTERIA ST. #C

PENDING

PENDING

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

OPEN SUN 1-4pm

NEW LISTING SANTA BARBARA Updated 3BD/1BA

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

SANTA BARBARA Prime location!

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

$625,000 GTprop.com/911SanPascual

$529,000 GTprop.com/3663SanRemo2F

$489,000 GTprop.com/625NAlisos

30 W. CONSTANCE AVE. #1

237 NORTH D STREET

PENDING

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

LOMPOC Triplex on corner lot. 3/1

$419,000 GTprop.com/30WConstance1

$279,000 GTprop.com/237NorthD

BRE# 01477382

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

Santa Barbara’s best value in real estate.

LOMPOC Flat, level, .09 acre commercial lot in sought out area. Close to airport & businesses. Perfect for owner/investor.

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

$450,000 GTprop.com/424Commerce

$425,000 GTprop.com/1222CarpinteriaC

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Call us to discuss your next Commercial, Residential, or Business purchase.

front house, 1/1, & detached studio. Exlnt opp. for owner/user or investor.

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2000 State Street, Santa Barbara

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Santa Barbara Independent, 12/05/13