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(Brandon Fastman)

A&E . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

Murals Take to the Streets

ABOVE: Detail of “Summer Solstice Celebration” murals at Granada Theatre parking garage. ON THE COVER: (from left) Miguel Rodriguez, Manuel Unzueta, and Danny Meza stand in front of the Bohnett Park mural. Photo by Paul Wellman.

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Food & Drink . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

Arts Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Theater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Classical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Pop, Rock & Jazz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

The Santa Barbara Independent found itself in the Peruvian jungle recently, thanks to Montecito residents Katya Shirokow and three-time Emmy winner Rick Rosenthal, engaged couple and business partners who have traveled all over the world in the name of wildlife filmmaking. This time, the two — Shirokow is a producer and Rosenthal a filmmaker — were in Peru’s Manú National Park, filming tapirs and macaws for an upcoming television show. Their previous projects have taken them to Alaska, Costa Rica, and Hawai‘i, and they are headed to the South Pacific soon. But for all their travels, Shirokow said, nothing beats coming home to Santa Barbara. “I don’t know where else one can find more people happy and feeling lucky to live where they do,” she said.

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Arts & Entertainment Listings . . . . . . . . 56

OPINIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 FILM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Angry Poodle Barbecue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Letters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 This Modern World . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 In Memoriam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Barney Brantingham’s On the Beat . . . . 23

THE WEEK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 LIVING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Living Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 20829

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EYE ON ISLA VISTA

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Obituaries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

CLASSIFIEDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

Nick Welsh cavorts around Catalina Island . . . . . independent.com/travel

STREET ETHICS

ODDS & ENDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Dining Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Restaurant Guy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65

TRAVEL

Cat Neushul investigates meningitis at UCSB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . independent.com/IV

Movie Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

Rob Brezsny’s Free Will Astrology . . . . . 62

COURTESY

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PODCAST

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FATHER IN PAIN: Richard Detty, flanked by photos of his son, said he’s unhappy with the settlement, explaining he wishes the lawsuit would have led to more change and disciplinary action.

Wrongful-Death Suit Settles for $1.25 Million

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ather than running the risk of going to trial, the County of Santa Barbara agreed to settle the wrongful-death lawsuit brought by the father of Clifford Detty, the 46-year-old North County resident who died in April 2010 while in custody at the county’s Psychiatric Health Facility (PHF), for $1.25 million. The settlement became official October 24, though the broad details had been arrived at in August, shortly after the case was scheduled to go to trial in federal court on civil rights charges. Detty had been picked up the evening of April 28 in the throes of an apparent psychotic breakdown. After it was determined he posed a threat to himself or to others, Detty was dispatched from Marian Medical Center’s emergency room in Santa Maria — where he’d been medicated — to the county PHF unit in Santa Barbara for treatment and a 72-hour involuntary hold. While there, Detty — who alternated between sleeping and screaming and threatening — was placed in physical restraints and put in a secluded room where he was twice administered two powerful anti-psychotic medications. Within 10 hours, he was dead. According to the lawsuit filed by his father, Richard Detty, a retired insurance company executive, PHF medical personnel failed to follow their own protocol, which required that they take Clifford Detty’s vital signs every 15 minutes. Instead, medical records indicated Detty’s vitals were taken only once. Detty had an enlarged heart and had methamphetamine in his system. The two medications he was administered via intramuscular injection can sometimes cause respiratory failure when given together. In about 10 hours, Detty had been given the 10

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maximum dose allowed for a 24-hour period, said his father. Among other things, the Detty case triggered two top-to-bottom inspections of the county’s much-maligned PHF unit by federal regulators who threatened at one point to shut the facility down unless drastic remedial steps were taken. Santa Barbara has only 16 PHF beds, considerably less than the 45 needed to accommodate the county’s monthly demand. As a result, the county spends $1.3 million a year sending Santa Barbara’s mentally ill to facilities in Ventura County. As a result of these federal enforcement actions, Ann Dietrich, then the county’s chief of Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Services, lost her job. Detty’s death also gave rise to two major internal audits — conducted by outside consultants — as to how mental health and drug abuse services could be better dispensed. Detty’s father said his son began experiencing mental health problems in his mid-thirties after developing a habit for pain medications following two knee surgeries. Increasingly, he said, his son ran afoul of the law, racking up 17 arrests for relatively minor offenses. Detty would learn later that his son had been diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic, but by that time, securing help from county mental health professionals was easier said than done. Detty said he visited county mental health offices six times, twice in the weeks immediately preceding his son’s death. Nothing could be done, he was told, unless Detty brought his adult son along. When Detty was taken to PHF, he was placed in a room where he could be monitored by video camera. But it turned out there was only one audio track for all four of the facility’s video units. County officials signed the settlement stipulating that they acknowledged no

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wrongdoing on their part. In court papers, they noted that the coroner’s report showed that Detty died of acute exposure to methamphetamine. And they argued that the county’s protocol requiring vital signs be taken every 15 minutes for restrained patients was somewhat contradictory and ambiguous. Detty takes no satisfaction in the settlement, saying, “I was screwed.” He claimed he was strong-armed by his attorney, David Feldman, to accept a settlement that he’d opposed and that he’d been threatened with legal action by an insurance adjuster hired by the county’s insurance company. Likewise, he claimed that his lawsuit failed to bring about change at the PHF unit or any disciplinary actions against the doctor in charge at the time of his son’s death. (That doctor, on-call during evening hours, had phoned in the orders to give Detty’s son the anti-psychotic drugs without seeing him first and without fresh vitals being taken. That doctor still maintains office hours at the PHF unit.) Feldman disputed the accuracy of Detty’s allegation but declined to engage in a war of words. He insisted that PHF intake forms have been changed in response to the lawsuit to require vitals be recorded every 15 minutes. Likewise, he said, the facility no longer uses audio/video monitoring. Not coincidentally, the number of patients placed in seclusion and restraints has dropped significantly since Detty’s death and the subsequent federal inspections. “The truth is, it was a tough case, and it was a great victory not just in terms of the amount but in terms of the changes made,” Feldman said. “Now, people will have their vitals taken every 15 minutes. ■ That’s huge.”

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A Santa Barbara police officer shot a 26-year-old male suspect multiple times after he allegedly assaulted the officer with a deadly weapon around 11:30 p.m. on 12/6 at Stalwart House, a sober living and recovery home at 1227 San Andres Street. Officers were responding to several 9-1-1 calls of a subject brandishing a deadly weapon inside the residence, according to police spokesperson Sgt. Riley Harwood. Harwood said the suspect sustained multiple gunshot wounds and is receiving treatment at Cottage Hospital. The suspect is expected to survive, Harwood said, and the officer was not injured. No other details on the incident were made available. Weldon Fewell, a 52-year-old San Diego resident, was shot Wednesday night by one or more law enforcement officers during a confrontation in the area of Patterson Avenue and Agana Drive in Goleta. He is currently being treated for non-life-threatening injuries, and no deputies or officers were injured in the incident. Authorities have so far released very few details on the shooting. Shortly before 8 p.m., the California Highway Patrol issued a “be on the lookout” alert for a wrong-way driver in the area of Patterson Avenue and Calle Real. The vehicle, a red, full-size pickup truck, was reportedly traveling northbound in a southbound Patterson lane. A Sheriff’s deputy and a Highway Patrol officer spotted the truck and “attempted to stop the vehicle,” said Sheriff’s spokesperson Lt. Kelly Moore. “During the attempt to stop the vehicle, several shots were fired at the vehicle.” Authorities declined to elaborate on those statements, citing the ongoing investigation.

A man who allegedly stabbed his business partner last week then jumped off the Winchester Canyon overpass to his death had filed a lawsuit against that business partner and a second partner this past summer, according to Superior Court records. Thomas Hutchison, Jr., who was 66, alleged that stabbing victim Rubel Trevino, 56, and Frederick Gallagher broke their business contract and committed fraud, among other claims, and he asked for their partnership to be dissolved. The lawsuit was dismissed. The three men worked together at the Goleta-based About the Children, a legal-assistance company plagued by dozens of complaints in the last few years. Trevino, who said he is recovering from his injuries and that the company will continue, declined to elaborate on the lawsuit but spoke about Hutchison: “He was a great man. He was a friend. We had some business challenges. May he rest in peace.” Carlos Ruano, an All Saints-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church employee seized by Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) officers after his sentencing for felony false imprisonment on 11/15, posted $20,000 bond on 12/6 to be released from an ICE detention center in Adelanto, CA. Ruano is now at home with his family, said church member Alan Hopkinson. The bond was paid for by 40 church members, who have stood by Ruano since his trial in September for molesting his step-granddaughter; that trial resulted in a hung jury. ICE has recommended that Ruano, a Guatemalan citizen, be deported. Now that he is released from custody, Hopkinson said, Ruano’s immigration fate could take several years to be decided.

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Montecito resident and businessman David Prenatt was sentenced Monday to 51 months behind bars by a federal judge in Los Angeles after pleading guilty to one count of lying about his personal liabilities to three federally insured banks in order to secure more than $3 million in loans that he has yet to pay back. At the time he obtained the loans, Prenatt owed as much as $11 million in private notes that he did not disclose to loan officers for the three David Prenatt financial institutions. On the same day, county prosecutors filed a 64-count indictment against Prenatt, alleging he ran a Ponzi scheme between 2004 and 2008 in which he bilked 13 investors out of $13 million. If convicted on all charges, Prenatt, described by former friends and victims as tall, good-looking, and extremely charismatic, could face as many as 20 years in prison. Initially, Prenatt had insisted he’d been a victim of the recession, making it impossible to pay back the millions he’d taken in as private investment loans, allegedly to promote some hotel or real estate deal. But FBI investigators and the federal bankruptcy court would discover that Prenatt was borrowing money to pay off previous investors and using the rest to finance a “wildly lavish lifestyle.” He bought fancy cars and collected designer watches; he gave generously — $119,000 — to charities and spent $375,000 on membership fees for exclusive travel clubs. He spent half a million on residential therapy for his daughter and became a big noise in the local mental health community. Some of Prenatt’s victims — accomplished business professionals in their own right — submitted letters to the federal judge detailing how humiliated they feel to have been duped. Several said they regarded Prenatt as family and treated him accordingly. As a result, several said they have had to sell their homes and will have to abandon plans to retire. They complained bitterly that Prenatt had been allowed to prowl the Coral Casino and Santa Barbara’s coffee shops, ingratiating himself with prospective new victims. They described him as “a callous sociopath.” In the sentencing report, federal prosecutor Ariel Neuman said Prenatt came from “a good Catholic family,” had all the advantages of a good education, but was motivated by just one — Nick Welsh thing: greed.

Three firefighters filed a lawsuit last week alleging that concerns they voiced about reported safety violations within the Carpinteria-Summerland Fire Protection District were met with retaliation from the department and its chief. Plaintiffs Christopher Blair, Han Domini, and Michael Hayek allege that Chief Michael Mingee and the department responded to their complaints by terminating Blair, manipulating test scores to prevent a promotion for Domini, and inflicting emotional distress upon both Blair and Hayek. Mingee and the district’s Board of Directors have denied the claims. For more on this story, visit independent.com/news.

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Santa Barbara’s resident witticist, Ashleigh Brilliant (pictured, left), rang in his 80th birthday on Monday surrounded by family, friends, and fans at Franceschi Park. Brilliant — known for his 10,000-plus “Pot-Shots,” humor- and wisdom-filled postcards of 17 words or less that have adorned everything from T-shirts to coffee mugs and attracted worldwide appreciation — received a poem from longtime fan Bud Stuart and finally got to meet David Nielsen,

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an equally longtime fan, friend, and occasional legal counsel who traveled all the way from Omaha, Nebraska, for the celebration. When asked which of his “Pot-Shots” was most applicable to his 40 years as a Santa Barbara resident, Brilliant said one in particular stood out: “Once the whole world was beautiful. Now, there’s only Santa Barbara.” Danny Vickers is stepping down as executive director of Elings Park, the largest and only privately owned public park in the country, after two stormy years at the helm. Replacing Vickers will be Michael Nelson, the former undersecretary of parks for the State of Maryland, who moved to Santa Barbara just seven months ago. Nelson, according to his résumé, has bought, built, designed, and acquired many parks, and helped create a string of parks along a 52-mile stretch of the San Diego River. Vickers said Nelson’s chief strength is his ability to forge consensus, something in short supply when it came to City Hall’s decision last year to privatize the public tennis courts at Elings Park. Vickers said he plans to return to the Elings Board of Directors, on which he’s served eight years.

Anticipating the cold snap that’s settled upon the South Coast, administrators with the WillBridge House have initiated a collection drive for knit hats, scarves, socks, shoes, gloves, and anything else that might help keep the homeless warm in the months ahead. WillBridge House, which provides shelter and treatment for those with mental-health and addiction problems, plans to distribute these items prior to Christmas. Donations are being accepted at the main office at 2904 State Street near Alamar Avenue. cont’d page 12 

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BIG MAN ON CAMPUS: Peace activist Dennis Apel took his case all the way up the food chain.

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BY N I C K W E L S H ohn Dennis Apel estimates he’s appeared in front of a judge about 20 times in as many years, so being in court is almost old hat for the veteran Catholic Worker peace activist from Guadalupe. But last week, Apel acknowledged he was more than a little nervous about appearing in front of all nine judges making up the U.S. Supreme Court as part of a legal showdown pitting his free speech rights against the property rights of the military commanders at the Vandenberg Air Force Base. Unfortunately for Apel, it turned out many of the justices were much more focused on property rights and impatient with attempts by his attorney, Erwin Chemerinsky, to keep raising the free speech issue. “You keep sliding into the First Amendment issue,” said Justice Antonin Scalia, scolding Chemerinsky.“You can raise it, but we don’t have to listen to it.” If Scalia seemed grumpy, there was reason. The case had been brought before the Supreme Court by the U.S. Government in response to a Ninth Circuit Court ruling that overturned Apel’s conviction of trespassing in front of Vandenberg Air Force Base against the Iraq War two years ago. The Ninth Circuit opinion was rooted in a technical interpretation of property rights that base commanders worry will limit their ability to defend U.S. military installations. The justices agreed to take the case to address only that narrow issue. Government attorneys noted that Apel had been arrested for vandalism — spraying the VAFB gate with his own blood in 2003 — for which he’d been barred even from the area designated for just such protests. That he did so anyway, they said, constituted a Class B misdemeanor offense. Apel countered his conviction was unconstitutional because although he was protesting on base property, it was 200 yards outside the military installation and on a public road with no access restrictions and in the “free speech zone” created by Vandenberg commanders in the late 1980s. Because the road in question was not owned exclusively by the military — it shares an easement with the County of Santa Barbara — Apel and Chemerinsky argued base commanders lacked the authority to determine where anyone could protest, let alone charge him with trespassing. Ultimately, the Ninth Circuit ruled in Apel’s favor, basing its ruling on the fact that the base did not enjoy exclusive ownership of the road.

Government attorneys objected, insisting the base commanders should enjoy the last word over what happens on any base property as a matter of national security regardless of where the fence might be. The fact that they allowed motorists the use of the roads and created the free speech zone, they added, was a privilege — “a grace,” the justices called it — the commanders afforded protestors, not a right. That this prerogative could be challenged because of something so flimsy as a shared easement, they argued, was fraught with implications nothing less than absurd. By the same logic, they demanded, why couldn’t demonstrators protest at will on utility company easements, as well? This question appeared to give serious pause to at least four justices, who peppered Chemerinsky with numerous questions on this point. Apel himself would later dismiss this concern as “a hypothetical doomsday scenario,” adding, “A utility easement is not a public forum the same way a road is. It’s not a place where people can go 24/7 without restraint.” Not all the questions were hostile to Apel’s case, however. Justice Sonia Sotomayor noted that two public schools as well as a public highway operate on VAFB property and wondered, “How you can keep a person off of land that the military is not using in its operations?” Sotomayor later appeared to take issue with the government’s decision to bar Apel because of his misdemeanor conviction.“It seems such an odd thing for a Class B misdemeanor to be used to protect the national security,” she said. While Apel said he was disappointed by “the trajectory” of the questions, he said he was bothered that the justices frequently interrupted Chemerinsky as he sought to answer their questions. Apel also complained that Justices Clarence Thomas and Scalia would lean back in their chairs, sharing some private jokes while his case was being argued. Apel said he brought his wife and two teenage children for the occasion, but he lamented the “lack of attentiveness by some of the justices.” Chemerinsky took all that in stride and cautioned against reading too much into the questions. Even if the court finds the Ninth Circuit erred about easements and exclusivity, Chemerinsky said, the court could still remand the free speech issues to lower courts to address. And on those, Chemerinsky said, a 1972 case offered strong and clear precedent. The court has to rule within three months, but it could decide sooner.  

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Just two weeks after Santa Maria Energy’s proposal for 136 cyclic-steam-injection oil wells was controversially approved by the Board of Supervisors, the company made plans to merge with Hyde Park Acquisition Corp. II, a New York–based firm, according to a form dated November 27 and filed with the federal Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The merger will result in the formation of a parent company called Santa Maria Energy Corporation, in which each company’s owners — as well as Santa Maria Energy shareholders from Kayne Anderson Capitol Advisors, LP, a private equity firm that manages $24 billion in assets — will receive stock. The shares issued in the merger will be listed on the NASDAQ Capital Market. According to NASDAQ, Hyde Park has more than $79 million in assets, and, according to the SEC document, Hyde Park will contribute at least $40 million in a trust account for the new parent company. The company’s headquarters will remain in Santa Maria, company representatives said, and its existing management will remain in charge of daily operations. The company said it couldn’t comment any further on the merger, pending additional documents to be filed with the SEC. “We believe completion of this merger and access to the public equity markets will enable Santa Maria Energy to execute on its developments plans, and in particular its project in the Orcutt Field that was recently approved by the Board of Supervisors,” Santa Maria Energy officials said in a prepared statement. “The board [of directors of Hyde Park] believes the oil resources owned by SME, together with its track record as an operator engaged in the development and production of oil and natural gas in Northern Santa Barbara County, provide Hyde Park shareholders with an investment opportunity with considerable upside potential,” Hyde Park said in its statement. The supervisors approved the oil wells on November 12, after an impassioned sixhour hearing. Although the vote allowed the project to move forward, it imposed a stricter limit on its greenhouse-gas emissions, forcing the company to pay an average of $500,000 a year for mitigations. It is expected to take a couple of years for all 136 wells to be up and running. The merger is expected to be finalized early next year. — Lyz Hoffman

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The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved an extended contract with the local Service Employees International Union (SEIU), which represents 512 county employees across departments including the Public Defender’s Office, the Sheriff’s Office, and Public Health. The new agreement — effective December 23, 2013 through July 3, 2016 — will offer the elimination of a freeze on merit step increases for some workers, a 2 percent pay increase starting 12/23, and a one percent pay increase starting in July 2015. Through fiscal year 2015-16, the new contract will cost $2.7 million. The public is encouraged to provide input about possible changes to Los Padres National Forest’s standard amenity recreation fee (SAF) for areas of Ballinger, Mt. Pinos, Figueroa Mountain, Goldhill, Pozo/La Panza, Rose Valley, and Santa Ynez; the last’s SAF could be reduced in size — based on the results of a 2011 review by the U.S. Forest Service — and fees for the six others could be eliminated. Special recreation permit fees could be implemented in two of the areas. Public comment is due by January 6, 2014, and should be directed to Tamara Wilton at (707) 562-8965 or twilton@fs.fed.us.

EDUCATION During Tuesday’s school board meeting, a handful of residents who live close to La Cumbre Junior High School voiced frustration with “incessant” drum beats coming from regular band practices on campus. They claimed the disturbance has been especially bad this year — students are currently prepping for this weekend’s holiday parade on Milpas Street — because the elective class occurs throughout the school day rather than in the early morning as in years past. They requested that the class not be offered next semester. A

few parents and students disagreed, explaining that musical instruction is an integral part of academic success. Principal Jo Ann Caines added that students are forced to practice outside because the band room is too small to accommodate all 100 students, and the auditorium is under construction until August. After the parade, Caines said she plans to restrict some of the drumming that goes on outside. After efforts on the part of both school district officials and Santa Barbara Charter School directors, the board voted Tuesday to approve the elementary school’s revised renewal petition with certain conditions, eliciting cheers from a sizable audience. The board’s decision to renew the five-year contract comes after nearly two months of packed board meetings, dozens of eager public commenters, and several discussions. Trustees’ initial concerns — largely addressed in the appendix of a 545-page document — centered on the Charter School’s test scores, ethnic makeup, financial projections, lottery process, and Common Core State Standards transition plan. Staff’s recommendations clarify that if certain conditions are not implemented — including an increase in academic performance of its population subgroups — the district could revoke the charter.

UCSB Though the University of California announced two weeks ago that it had struck a deal with Sansum Clinic over new health insurance plans that will allow UCSB employees to receive care at Sansum, questions linger over hospital services. UC Office of the President (UCOP) officials have been unable to reach a deal with Cottage Hospital for UC Care’s Tier 1 option. This means that UCSB employees wanting to receive treatment at Cottage would either have to choose the Tier 2 plan and pay 20 percent of the service costs, or travel to Ventura or UCLA to receive hospital treatment. A letcont’d page 14 

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BY LY Z H O F F M A N he Santa Barbara City Council’s unanimous decision Tuesday to allocate additional funding for the county’s warming centers coincided with the release of a national report highlighting hunger and homelessness issues across 25 cities, including Santa Barbara, and examining what cities are doing for their indigent residents given the tough economy and recent plans to cut food-stamp benefits. The council’s go-ahead, which will provide the centers with up to $15,000 between now and the end of March to pay for an overflow center to open when necessary, came at the request of the Central Coast Collaborative on Homelessness (CH) and the warming centers’ director, Maria Long. After learning of Casa Esperanza’s new plan to limit its beds to sober guests — and predicting a need for alternative nighttime shelter for those who don’t adhere to that policy — CH developed its plan for the overflow site, which will be located at the Presidio Springs community room at  Laguna Street. The cost to staff and operate that site when needed is estimated at more than $40,000. Long said that after the City of Santa Barbara’s contribution, the warming centers will look to the county and other cities — as well as nonprofits and private donors — to pick up the rest. Long stated that the warming shelters — which are hosted by various churches and community centers across the county and open when it is likely to rain or when temperatures dip below 35 degrees — have, since November 15, been activated eight times, three nights of which resulted in an overflow of guests. Nearly 600 shelter beds have been used so far, Long added, and the majority of the beds used were in Santa Barbara centers. Mike Foley, Casa Esperanza’s director, said the shelter was “extremely supportive” of the warming centers but deemed the notion that the Casa’s sobriety requirement was preventing people from using the facility as one that “does not seem to be bearing fruit.” Casa’s 200-capacity facility hasn’t maxed out yet, Foley said, but has reached higher figures this year than the same time last year, providing

182 beds compared to last year’s 164; the shelter didn’t reach 183 beds last year until December 15, he said. (Weather reports from this same time period last year showed an average low of 36 degrees, with this year’s period currently clocking in at 29 degrees.) “We’re watching and waiting,” Foley said. “We’re watching and providing the best level of care that we can.” According to a letter to the city from the Unitarian Society, which handles the warming centers’ finances, last winter the centers provided nearly 4,200 beds across 48 nights. Those who used the centers ranged from foster youth and veterans to those with mental illness and substance-abuse issues. “There’s a lot of volunteer work involved in this and a lot of training from others who are staying up all night to make sure people are not out in the cold,” Mayor Helene Schneider said at the council meeting. Schneider also serves as a cochair for the United States Conference of Mayors’ Task Force on Hunger and Homelessness, which released the aforementioned national-level and local-level report. She said that the survey served as a cautionary tale about the effects of federal sequestration and proposed cuts to food stamps on those already suffering. But she said that Santa Barbara — which the report praised for several of its services for the homeless, for veterans, and for those in need of food — is “striving to collaborate as much as we can to stretch the dollars that we have,” citing the work with CH as an example. Major findings from the report show no change in Santa Barbara’s homeless population from last year to now — more than half the other 24 cities saw an uptick — yet an increased demand for shelters. But the report also projected that requests for food assistance will increase next year at the same time that resources to provide such assistance will decrease. Schneider said that while Congress’s actions are key, it will be important that the whole Santa Barbara region work together to address the issues facing its needy population. “I think we’re doing the right things,” she said. “We just haven’t done them for long enough to see the ■ impact we should see.”

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A gaggle of curious and concerned citizenry filled Faulkner Gallery last Wednesday night to hear the proposed plan of how the Channel Islands National Park will be managed, conserved, and developed over the next 50 years. Park Superintendent Russell Galipeau walked audience members through the plan’s recently released environmental report, explaining that this meeting — and the one the night before in Ventura — was to Superintendent Russell Galipeau encourage written comments and feedback for the National Park Service as it moves toward implementation. Galipeau said the document had been in the works since 2001, accompanied by dozens of public scoping meetings; three options came out of those efforts, but he would concentrate on the third, which looks to boost access and recreation while at the same time designating new wilderness zones and increasing ecological restoration efforts. Galipeau described how the Park Service would like to designate the middle and west portions of Anacapa Island as wilderness areas and build two Coast Guard facilities in the footprints of old buildings. On Santa Rosa Island, the 136-mile road system would be reduced to around 70 miles under the proposed plan and open up to jeep tours, Galipeau said. Some of the historic and non-historic buildings would be refurbished and turned into overnight housing, a visitor contact center, and a small store, Galipeau added. At San Miguel Island, visitors would be able to fly onto an existing landing strip instead of only being able to boat to the island, and the Park Service would open a dry lake bed as a spike camp location. For Santa Cruz Island, the agency hopes to improve and reorient the picnic and campground areas at Scorpion Anchorage, remove some of the nonnative eucalyptus, restore wetlands, add bathrooms, and turn the temporary housing into permanent structures. Galipeau also explained that three companies currently offer guided kayak tours off Santa Cruz’s coastline and sea caves and that a plan for a competitive bidding process for the concession would designate a single franchisee; a converted bunkhouse at the anchorage could be used as an office, Galipeau explained, and the concessionaire could offer snorkeling excursions, too. The cap on the number of visitors in the area would remain the same, he added. The Park Service also proposes a primitive campsite at Smugglers Cove and a duplex for a ranger and maintenance worker at Prisoners Harbor. Some of the proposals with the most impact to the islands were met with outright indignation by a few audience members, who complained that the archipelago would suffer from too much public access and exposure. “What is the compulsion to give people what they want to the detriment of the park?” one man asked. “We can’t treat this like our own backyard that no one else can enjoy,” another audience member countered. The full plan is available at nps.gov by searching “Channel Islands General Management Plan”; comments are accepted until January 9, 2014. — Tyler Hayden

news briefs cont’d ter from the UCSB faculty association board to its members last week reads: “We will continue to press for further negotiations with Cottage Hospital now and in the coming year, and we encourage you also to pursue the matter by asking all interested parties … to keep up the good work and secure adequate Tier 1 hospitalization for UCSB.” UCSB’s Guardian Scholars Program, which provides resources, career guidance, and academic support for 150 UCSB students without parents or guardians, received generous gifts this holiday season. The program recently accepted over $1 million in grants from two donors. With the infusion of funds, it will be able to transform from an all-volunteer program to a staffed operation. UC Regent Hadi Makarechian and his wife, Barbara, donated $500,000. The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation — founded by the hotel king (and UCSB alum) to fund nonprofits serving underprivileged people worldwide — matched the amount and contributed $530,000.

SPORTS Three area water polo players will compete on the USA Women’s Senior National Team in this year’s 12th annual international Holiday Cup. Sami Hill and Kami Craig of Santa Barbara and Kiley Neushul of Goleta were announced as part of the 16-player roster by head coach Adam Krikorian. The five-day competition begins Wednesday at Foothill High School in Santa Ana, where the U.S. will play the Netherlands. The team will then play Canada on Thursday, Russia on Friday, Australia on Saturday, and Greece on Sunday. Ticket information is available at usawaterpolo.com. It’s been dubbed both the World Series and Super Bowl of Rodeos, and on Saturday night, a Santa Barbara County cowboy won the third round of it in 3.6 seconds. Luke Branquinho of Santa Maria trailed the steer-wrestling pack heading into the 29th Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas; the four-time world champion started out the 10-day event ranked 13th in a field of 15 men. But after his lightning-fast bull dogging, in which he leapt off a horse and onto a steer that he then wrestled to the ground by the horns, Branquinho now ranks fourth. The next round is scheduled for Sunday at 6:45 p.m.

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32-year-old Santa Barbara man is facing felony DUI and hit-and-run charges after he was arrested last Friday for striking a pedestrian crossing Anacapa Street and then fleeing the scene. Raymond Morua, a district representative for Congressmember Lois Capps from 2011 until he was fired on Sunday, is being held in County Jail on $250,000 bail. As of press time Wednesday morning, the victim, 27-year-old AWAITING FATE: If Raymond Morua’s victim Mallory Rae Dies, remains in critical dies, prosecutors said, he could potentially be condition with severe head injuries. charged with vehicular manslaughter or murder. Police say that Morua was driving down the  block of Anacapa Street just after graduated last year from UCSB, where he midnight when he hit Dies, who was legally became heavily involved in veterans affairs. crossing with a group of friends. He then He was president of UCSB’s Student Veterans reportedly stopped his car, looked back, and Organization, secretary of the Student Veterdrove two blocks to the end of Anacapa, where ans of America National Leadership Council, witnesses tried to convince him to return to the and board chair of Future Leaders of America. scene. But he again drove off, eventually speed- Morua is currently a nonvoting member of the ing down Cabrillo Boulevard until crashing his Veterans Coordinating Council and sits on the car into a tree. When arrested there, Morua’s Veterans’ Services Advisory Committee. As an blood-alcohol level measured 0.17, more than advocate for veterans’ rights and resources for twice the legal limit. Earlier in the evening, recovery, Morua has talked openly about the Morua had attended an annual holiday party difficulties of readjusting to civilian life, includhosted by The Santa Barbara Independent, a ing admitting during a 2012 press conference private affair with a no-host bar that officially that he turned to alcohol at times as a coping ended at 9:30 p.m. mechanism. It was not Morua’s first incident: He was Morua started working with Lois Capps’s arrested in Ventura County in June 2006 for office as an intern in June 2011, and he was DUI, for which he pleaded no contest, and hired as a district representative in October again on the same charge five months later, this 2011, when he began standing in for Capps at time pleading guilty. Two months after that, events and coordinated with federal, state, and in December 2006, Morua was arrested for a local agencies throughout the Central Coast. hit-and-run, again pleading guilty. (A request As one of Capps’s five district representafor more details on these charges is yet to be tives, and one of 18 people on her office’s current payroll, Morua was paid approximately answered by Ventura County authorities.) In December 2010, Morua pleaded guilty $36,000 a year. to grand theft by embezzlement and was senThe Congressmember’s press secretary tenced to 10 days in Santa Barbara County Chris Meagher said Capps’s office follows Jail and three years of probation. According to standard House procedures in its hiring Senior Deputy District Attorney Brian Cota, practices, screening potential staffmembers Morua and codefendant Crisostomo Lejano through interviews and references, but not were employees of the Goleta Kmart and routinely conducting criminal background discovered a loophole in the store’s coupon checks.“While Raymond excelled in his duties system that allowed them to reuse vouchers as a district representative and was a valued already redeemed by customers. The pair then member of the staff, his actions that led to this had friends use them to buy video games and tragedy are inexcusable,” said Meagher in a other items that they would keep. In addition statement on Monday. “The congresswoman to his probation and jail sentence — which expects all those who work for her and on he served in September 2011 — Morua was behalf of the people of the Central Coast to ordered to pay restitution to Kmart. behave responsibly and professionally at all If he’s convicted on the current allegations, times.” Meagher said his office has undertaken prosecutor Arnis Tolks said that Morua could a review of hiring procedures and is working be sentenced to a maximum of eight years in with the Sergeant at Arms of the U.S. House prison. If Dies passes away, Tolks continued, of Representatives to look at their protocols. Morua could be charged with vehicular man- “During this difficult time,” the statement read, slaughter or murder. That decision, Tolks said, “our thoughts and prayers remain with the depends “on the circumstances of the event victim as well as her family and friends.” and the defendant’s prior history as it relates to Dies is a UCSB graduate and bartender at driving under the influence.” Morua appeared Tonic Nightclub.Widely known and well-loved in court Tuesday, but his arraignment was throughout the Santa Barbara community, she delayed until Friday. His defense attorney, Sam has received a flood of supportive messages Eaton, declined to comment about the case. on a number of social media sites. According A Ventura County native and Iraq War vet- to a recent Facebook post, a fundraiser on her eran who served in the U.S. Army for more behalf is being organized for this Sunday. The than three years beginning in 2001, Morua details are forthcoming. ■

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Williams volunteer coordinator for five townships — some black, some white, and some mixed. For his efforts, he was paid $20 a week, which was enough to get by on. Of Mandela, he said,“I hope people don’t make him into a big Santa Claus. He was a very tough tactical commander in a very tough struggle. His challenge was how to win a war that you could not win on the battlefield.” In that struggle, Williams noted, many people killed, were killed, and got tortured. Mandela, he said, started out nonviolent, but he embraced violence when it became clear that government forces were quite willing to deploy a wide range of force against insurgents. As the struggle developed, Williams said, even apartheid’s critics had fears how the civil strife would turn out. The typical trajectory of liberation movements was far from reassuring. “It would start as a liberation struggle, turn into a civil war with ethnic cleansing, and eventually all the capital and technically skilled workers would flee,” Williams recounted. “I believed something better than that would happen,” That it did, he said, is entirely because of Mandela’s magic. That magic has been well documented in many news accounts — and pivotally included Mandela’s persuasion of the ANC that the white regime was morally and politically bankrupt and that Pretoria should be allowed to retreat with some dignity. And it wasn’t all talk. Williams said he saw the ANC strategists intentionally lose elections they could have easily won because by so doing, opposition candidates — and their supporters — would feel they were part of the new system. “It was a big lesson in ethics for me. They were trying to win way more than an election. They were trying to create a fledgling democracy.” When Williams left for South Africa, stories of bloodcurdling violence were commonplace; people were being shot, hacked into pieces with machetes, and burned to death with flaming tires around their necks. A young woman from Petaluma had been killed shortly before Williams left; his mother was understandably nervous. For the most part, violence was not Williams’s experience, though several people were trampled to death at a stadium he was in when political rivals began pelting ANC supporters with stones. Williams recalled he was put in charge of battle-scarred veterans several years his senior. “I think they forgave a lot because of my enthusiasm. Also, I knew a lot about their struggle and was in awe of it.” But when he asked about war stories, he said, they shied away. They’d had their fill of blood. “They wanted to know about poetry I was studying in school or what kind of classes I was taking,”Williams said.“And they wanted to know about girls.” The election that year was initially scheduled to last three days. But voter turnout proved so intense that it was extended by two. South Africans lined up for miles and miles — some for days on end — to cast their ballots, many despite the intimidating presence of weapons-toting militia. “Politics back home was looked on as ‘just so icky,’”Williams recalled.“But Mandela was trying to create something where everything was not so black-and-white and people could participate.” He said the experience renewed his interest in the democratic and political process. “It definitely ■ made me want to participate in our system.” GETTY FILE PHOTO

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s Assemblymember Das Williams tells it, he “sort of” met Nelson Mandela in the summer of 1994. Back then, the African National Congress leader, who died last Thursday at age 95, was in an election to decide South Africa’s first post-apartheid president. Williams was 19 and was headed for UC Berkeley — and already knew more than a thing or two about getting out the vote and winning elections from his Isla Vista activism — but he dropped his college plans and headed to Cape Town instead. Mandela was revered in the Williams household on a par with George Washington, Sitting Bull, and Abraham Lincoln. A prisoner of the Pretoria government for 27 years, Mandela had been released four years earlier from Victor Verster prison, and the walls of apartheid had begun to crumble soon thereafter. Williams, a self-proclaimed “son of Isla Vista hippies,” felt compelled to go and help expedite their collapse. Williams recalled that Mandela’s rare gift and genius was to reach out to all sides of the struggle with such conviction and sincerity that he was believed. “Mandela was always talking to his enemies,” Williams said, “reaching out to them, trying to make them into something else.” He noted with amazement how Mandela managed to so impress many of his white, racist prison guards that some wound up supporting the African National Congress (ANC).“To do that, it’s a very big thing. You are leaving your family behind. You are becoming the enemy.” Of the racial tensions of the time, Williams said,“In his rhetoric, Mandela pulled back on people who were very much into the language of retribution. He made white people and his black rivals feel they had a stake in a new multiracial South Africa,” Williams said,“and that, probably, was the single most important thing he ever did.” Williams spent three-and-a-half months in South Africa working to get Mandela elected. In that time, he never met Mandela face-to-face and boasts no grip-and-grin Polaroids showing the two of them together. He did, however, manage to get close enough to Mandela at a rally — attended by tens of thousands — to snag a few shots. Even so, he considers his experience in South Africa that year to have been life-changing. At the time, said Williams, politics in the United States too often boiled down to a lesser-of-two-evils choice. Nothing could be more clear-cut than South Africa and Nelson Mandela. “He was always a hero growing up,” Williams recalled. “The antiapartheid movement was one of the reasons for the unrest in Isla Vista.”When the Vietnam War ended, student activists around the country began agitating — throughout the 1980s — for their various boards of regents to divest their investments in companies doing business in South Africa. Apartheid, Williams thought, was one of the great moral challenges of the age. “Were we really so afraid of Communism that we were willing to support a system that was so oppressive to its people as apartheid?”

Williams scraped together what funds he had to get a ticket. It wasn’t enough. With the help of a family friend — from South Africa, it turns out — Williams gave “a little radical sermon” to the congregation of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Ojai, “and they passed the collection plate on my behalf.” After landing in South Africa and getting settled in with “a friend of a friend of a friend” in a township outside Cape Town, he searched out ANC headquarters, walked in, announced that he’d done elections in Isla Vista — specifically for former supervisor Bill Wallace — and asked to be given a job. Amazingly, they agreed to do so, making

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Das Williams traveled to South Africa as a young man to work to get Nelson Mandela elected president in 1994. He spoke with Nick Welsh about his experiences.

FATHER OF THE NATION: Nelson Mandela’s road to the presidency of South Africa included a series of trials that established his leadership — at the opening of one, he wore a traditional Xhosa leopard-skin cape to make clear he was an African entering the white man’s court. The teenage Das Williams (lower photo, right) dropped everything when he heard Mandela was running for president, went to Cape Town, and coordinated volunteers for the campaign.

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I also keep hearing about the death of bookstores. Ha, I say, ha! True, mass-marketing Borders and Barnes & Noble fled downtown a couple of years ago. But Mahri Kerley’s Chaucer’s on upper State is going strong after over 30 years, and Eric Kel-

They opened 30 years ago, on December 13, 1983, and will celebrate with their first sale, 20 percent off, this week, Friday and Saturday, December 13 and 14. What’s the secret of their success? “It’s all about having good books,” Jerry told me. Where does he get them? “We make house calls,” scooping up whole libraries LOST HORIZON: Jerry Jacobs and Angela Perko’s bookstore from local estates. The buyturns 30, and they’re having a sale to celebrate. ers? Well, everyone. “I have a ley’s Book Den, dating to 1902, moved from woman who comes once a year from New York, Oakland to Santa Barbara in 1933. Granada a serious collector and very wealthy.” Books, which recently bravely opened next to Jerry is a guy who rides a bike to work and the Granada Theatre, is bright and shining, a takes great pleasure in his work. “I really enjoy delight with shelves of temptation. selling books.” PAUL WELLMAN

TALK, DON’T READ? As you may have heard, reading is dead. This has been proclaimed by none other than the ex–high priestess of magazine journalism (and at high pay), Tina Brown. Brown is the former editor of Newsweek magazine (and may have helped kill it) and also the former guiding light of the New Yorker, the highly literate, informative organ that’s probably the nation’s best magazine. I subscribe to the New Yorker and find it full of printed words and sentences that Brown, now that she’s off the payroll, apparently finds irrelevant. Her substitute for reading: the satisfaction of “live conversation.” Civilization, she says, is “going back to oral culture where the written word will be less relevant.” This, I assume, would take us back to the pre-Gutenberg satisfactions of sitting around a freezing cave grumbling about the shortage of dinosaur meat. The whole thing would be hilarious if you think of Brown, as a New York Times critic pointed out, “using the most advanced tools in the history of mankind to spread the idea that the civilization that produced them is doomed.”

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Perko opened their cozy bookshop at  Anacapa Street on a shoestring 30 years ago, and the place is thriving. While raising two children at the shop, they’ve built up a solid local clientele, offering paperbacks for college kids and rare and expensive used and antiquarian books ranging to $35,000 for a collection of original lithographs by Marc Chagall. Ansel Adams’s first limited-edition collection of photos, marked at $75,000, is locked in a safety deposit box elsewhere, but is available.

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Some people drink too much during the holi-daze. Others eat too much. My addiction involves books that weigh too much. How else to explain why I churned through Laurence Leamer’s 928-page The Kennedy Men, then as a change of pace picked up Philip Kerr’s 848-page Berlin Noir, a three-novel fiction-reads-like-reality trip through the Nazi era and post-war Germany. You’d think I’d have had enough of this diet of heavyweights. But no. I’m about to plunge into Robert Dallek’s highly praised JFK bio, An

Unfinished Life, 1,290 pages, large-print, hardcover (and heavier than all three of my cats together). But first came a diversion: Tom Williams’s The Life of Raymond Chandler, a mere 384 pages revealing how the famed private-eye author and screenwriter hit the top, then hit the skids, bathed in booze. (Many years ago, he briefly lived at  De la Vina.) I went back to the JFK saga, but after two pages, my fickle eye fell upon the sexy red-andyellow cover of Bad Monkey, Carl Hiaasen’s latest ride into the lunacy of South Florida. And more are piling up on my bedside table. I need a vacation. PINK MARTINI:

Amid all this reading, I escaped to the Arlington for a great night with Pink Martini, led by diva China Forbes. She’s recovered from throat surgery and never sounded better. China didn’t disappoint the conga line, singing “Brazil” — where “stars were entertaining June, we stood beneath an amber moon and softly murmured someday soon …” (Presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures.) NEW VIC: After an $11.5 million renovation,

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SMELTER SKELTER: Thatcher Hillegas pays tribute to the New Deal era with murals of a worker pouring bronze at the Santa Barbara Art Foundry. “In the digital world, everything is fast,” said Hillegas, who also designs skateboards. “It’s a lot more cerebral when you put the brush to the wall.”

Read together, the murals of Santa Barbara tell a story of the region’s origins, but the origins of murals themselves are hard to pin down. One could reasonably start with cave paintings. Still, there are a few strains of this form of public art that decidedly manifest in Santa Barbara’s examples. Those include the New Deal projects of the 1930s, when artists were tasked with creating public displays that often celebrated the workers. A recently finished mural on the side of the Santa Barbara Art Foundry by Skate Mafia skateboard illustrator Thatcher Hillegas pays homage to the period with an art-deco motif. Of course, there are real examples of Works Projects Administration accomplishments such as the Campbell Grant depictions of Chumash Indians at Santa Barbara High School. Then there is the late-20th-century tradition of street art that questions social mores and political establishments and often deliberately breaks the law. The most important place to start, however, might be the protest tradition of the great 20th-century Mexican muralists. PAUL WELLMAN PHOTOS

eneath Santa Barbara’s red-tile roofs lurks a Technicolor tapestry of murals. You see them in the form of four faces staring at you from on high as you drive down Anacapa Street past the General Services building. You see them in the form of revelers dancing with hoisted masks as you pull into the Granada Theatre parking garage. They seemingly jump out at you from every nook and cranny of the fast-developing Funk Zone. Some of them you’ve looked at for years in the lobby of the public library, in parks, and in schools. Others appear overnight and sometimes vanish just as quickly. Taken together, it can seem that the wide range of murals here have become so interwoven into the fabric of the city that you don’t even notice them anymore. In Santa Barbara, it’s hard to walk two blocks without encountering a mural. Especially in the past few years, mural projects have proliferated. At UCSB, the Community Housing Office has started a course in public art taught by librarian and working artist Ann Hefferman. Her students have both restored old works and painted new murals in Goleta, including a 30-by-80-foot “A View of the World from Isla Vista” at the base of the new Plaza Lofts development. Meanwhile downtown a nonprofit called Youth Interactive debuted a mural project this summer with an ode to Saint Barbara that is now hanging in the alley beside Municipal Winemakers in the heart of the Funk Zone. And in just a few short years, the AMASS (Artists Making a Street Scene) murals lining nearby Mason Street have become iconic, receiving nationwide attention and bringing the creations of Santa Barbara artists to the attention of the world while providing a space for street artists to ply their craft without fear of legal repercussions. Long before murals became an excuse to keep graffiti artists off the streets, however, they were an abiding social force. And while Santa Barbara’s renewed love affair with the genre is well justified, beautiful murals have adorned the walls — inside and out — of this fair city for years, providing a necessary yin to the yang of red-tile roofs and white stucco walls. In an area that can feel anesthetically picturesque, these colorful walls that hide in plain sight demand an emotional, political, and aesthetic reaction. As Ginny Brush, executive director of the Santa Barbara County Arts Commission, puts it,“Whether you like a mural or not, it creates a dialogue. People don’t have to love it or hate it, but talk about it. That creates excitement and makes the space lively.”

SNEAK A PEAKE: Santa Barbara’s preserved murals include a collaboration by greats Channing Peake and Howard Warshaw depicting Don Quixote at the Public Library (left). Three panels celebrating the solstice festival painted by Ben Bottoms and Richard McLaughlin, originally on the side of the Earthling Bookshop & Café (now Old Navy), sit in niches outside the Granada parking structure.

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It was in the Mexico of the 1920s and ’30s that artists repurposed the iconography of Catholic ornamentation into socialist murals. Not only did the content of the paintings suggest revolutionary themes, but the fact that they were accessible to the working class — as opposed to being hoarded in museums and galleries for privileged art consumers — was itself a statement. When a mural painted by David Alfaro Siqueiros, one of Mexico’s “tres grandes” (along with Diego Rivera and José Clemente Orozco), was transferred to the Santa Barbara Museum of Art (SBMA) a decade ago, it arrived to great fanfare. An ideal centerpiece of the city’s artistic menagerie, the mural sits outside the museum in a protective structure to the south of the building’s main doors, available for free public viewing any time. It tells the story of corrupt leaders selling out Mexico’s peasants in order to get rich through American interests, and it features a half-naked Mexican girl staring at the viewer hauntingly with pleading, almond-shaped eyes. Siqueiros’s innovations include several techniques that have become standard among graffiti artists and muralists alike. These include bubble lettering and the use of Dulux paint, along with the deployment of what art historians call “polyangular perspecKNOWLEDGE IS POWER: The Eastside Library features another creation of the city’s Arts Alliance program: a history of the world with a strong Chicano Art Movement influence. “These murals ground not only the kids but the neighborhood,” said Arts Alliance founder Ricardo Venegas.

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tive,” meaning that the viewer cannot take in the entire painting from one vantage point. SBMA docent Loree Gold refers to polyangular perspective as “a duality of words and form.” Just as a story can be retold from multiple points of view, so a painting may relate an equally intricate sequence of different perspectives. Of the SBMA Siqueiros, Gold said, “That masterpiece is a deeper story about culture, the people, and the problems of the country,” explaining that while traditionally murals create beauty, they can also engage with ugliness. When the Chicano movement kicked off in the 1960s, artists in the United States reclaimed the Mexican mural tradition by covering urban barrio walls with didactic messages celebrating Mesoamerican culture and by presenting this work as an alternative to Eurocentric aesthetic sensibilities. The godfather of such art in Santa Barbara is Manuel Unzueta, whose creations climb

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across walls all over the American Riviera, at schools, colleges, in La Casa de la Raza, and at the Franklin Center, among other locations. Whereas American art emphasizes technique, resulting in paintings that force consideration of the inner workings of the human mind, explained Unzueta, in Mexico, “artists pay more attention to detail.” His own murals foreground the features of indigenous faces, Aztec symbols, and sometimes even the tendons of clenched forearms as in those seen striving toward respect and enlightenment in a mural called “The New Spirit” that greets visitors entering La Casa de la Raza on Montecito Street. “The Chicano movement is a pressure movement,” explained Unzueta.“It asks kids to dream. Why shouldn’t a little kid from the barrio want to be an astronaut?” He posed this question about a month ago as he was helping to put the finishing touches on a new mural inside Santa Barbara Junior High School. It covers two sides of a hallway. One wall represents the thinkers of the material world, and it includes portraits of many

famous scientists against a background of solar systems and supernovas. The other wall represents the spiritual world and features two towering Chumash Indians at opposite ends of the image, bearing water jugs. The Chumash are bending over, and, as water spills from their jugs, it spirals down into an ocean teeming with life. An arrow-straight rainbow shoots across the entire mural, which recounts the fable of the rainbow bridge that the Chumash gods created for the tribe to cross over to the mainland when their ancestral homeland on the Channel Islands became overcrowded. Those who doubted the gods and looked down fell into the ocean and were turned into dolphins. This particular mural vision was created by one of Unzueta’s protégés, Miguel Rodriguez, who is also currently one of two project leaders for the City of Santa Barbara’s Arts Alliance program. These Arts Alliance project leaders are employed by the city to paint murals while mentoring younger artists. The other leader there right now is Danny Meza, a 23-year-old tattoo artist with two years of formal training in graphic design. Meza and Rodriguez are a study in contrasts, both in personality and in style. “Everyone wants dolphins or the Mission [on their murals],” Meza said recently while overlooking the traffic from the balcony attached to his primary workplace, Mission Tattoo. Since Unzueta recruited him to work for the Arts Alliance, Meza has learned some of the basic mechanical techniques of mural painting (such as drawing a perfect circle by attaching a pencil to a tether with a string) and has been pressured to temper the cartoonish quality of his portraits. Some of his pieces were recently selected for a gallery show in Berkeley, and he is beginning to feel constrained by the smallness of Santa Barbara as a place to develop his personal creative vision. Rodriguez, on the other hand, does not envision a future as a professional artist. Although he was dedicated enough to paint through the night without compensation

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Certainly by tradition, and almost by definition, urban muralism pushes the envelope in terms of both content and permission to paint. Martin Diaz, another graffiti-artist-turned-muralist, echoes Meza, noting that many business owners want their murals to look just like the rest of Santa Barbara, which to him defeats the purpose: to use art to push social boundaries and spark political imaginations. Diaz has seen many of his buddies take off for Los Angeles, either for the sake of artistic freedom or to set about the practical matter of getting discovered. Those friends include world-renowned and now L.A.-based UCSB alum David Flores, who created the large mural on the back wall of the Church of Skatan on Gutierrez Street. It features the character Max from the iconic children’s book Where the Wild Things Are riding a skateboard. (According to a shop employee, the city is concerned that it distracts drivers on Highway , so it is up in the air whether the one-year permit allowing that mural will be renewed.)

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COVER STORY The character Max, who illustrates the dark, neglected corners of a child’s unconscious, could easily stand as a symbol for the outsider urban art that formerly proliferated just south of Church of Skatan’s Gutierrez Street location in the Funk Zone. That onceforgotten Hamsterdam, where blue-collar businesses butted up against artist studios, the homeless, and other refugees from polite society, is now booming with restaurants, wine bars, and hotels. To different extents, artists are worried that they will lose not only places to live but a neighborhood that resisted assimilation to the Spanish Colonial taste pattern of downtown Santa Barbara. “I used to walk around the Funk Zone with a six pack of spray cans out in the open, and nobody would say CREATION STORY: Restored in 2010, the “mural room” in the Santa Barbara a thing,” said Diaz. Recently, Courthouse is the granddaddy of Santa Barbara’s murals. Each wall recounts a pivotal he spent weeks completing a event in Santa Barbara history. rooftop mural that was buffed over the next day. Although the landlord approved the mural, its next-door neighmake Santa Barbarans rethink their history, their values, bors were wary of the attention it might draw. Dana and their tastes? This whitewashing of the scene worries Walters, the owner of Reds Bar & Tapas, was one of Skye Gwilliam, the street artist and owner of GONE the earliest businesspeople to realize that the creative gallery. He has said that while he admires the muralists energy of the Funk Zone could be channeled into comchosen for the Anacapa Project, he feels he was frozen mercial success. For years, Walters has rotated murals out of the selection process because of his reputation on the outside walls of Reds. Currently, the back wall as a street artist.“If [art] is subversive, it isn’t supported features a collaboration between Diaz and Skye Gwilhere,” he said, sharing his fear that there is less and less liam, street artist and Funk Zone resident. The side wall space — literally and figuratively — for artwork that at Reds shows a portrait of a sailor by another member pushes the envelope of acceptability. of Diaz’s Momentum art collective, Chadillac Green. What the murals born of the street art and Chicano While it’s de rigueur to compare the Funk Zone to movements share, along with formal techniques, is an neighborhoods like SoHo in New York, where artists intention to create discomfort with the status quo. Just made the place attractive to developers who then genas polyangular perspective asks viewers to constantly trified it and pushed them out, Katie Hay, the developer revise their reading of a depicted event, so these socially of the Anacapa Project, sees that as a reductive narraconscious murals ask viewers to continually revise their tive. She made it a point to reserve spaces for public art understandings of themselves. As public art, murals do in her development, including the six bifold doors along this on a community-wide scale. And because murals Yanonali Street that sit astride the Guitar Bar. Erika are often temporary by design, the act of painting and Carter, who runs Green House Studio, also on Yanonali, repainting walls approximates the act of thinking and gathered five fellow artists to complete the first instalrethinking who we are as a community. As explained lations on those doors, which will rotate out in six by former S.B. County Arts commissioner Patrick months. Carter is confident that there is still space for a Davis,“In a city that has changed and gentrified, our thriving arts community in the Funk Zone despite the mural heritage is an important part of Santa Barbara’s fact that the structure on Mason Street whose murals cultural ecology.” When walls are buffed and repainted, serve as a de facto trademark for the entire neighborthey form a long-running conversation with each other hood will be razed to make way for the long-simmering about a city’s identity. La Entrada hotel project. And murals are not leaving Sometimes, when the community finds a mural anytime soon as the Museum of Contemporary Art important enough, it finds the means to preserve it. Santa Barbara has commissioned a large mural to be Such is the case, for instance, with the mural room on painted on the side of Hotel Indigo by Brooklyn-based the second floor of the Santa Barbara County Courtartist Rafael Vargas-Suarez. house — ground zero for many tourist visits to the area. These towering panels painted by the Hollywood set designer Daniel Sayre Groesbeck in 1928 tell the history of Santa Barbara as a series of conquests. The Spanish claim the land from the “most enlightened” natives of California. Eventually, the Anglo Americans, led by John Fremont’s surprise attack via the San Marcos Pass, defeat these same Spanish conquerors. And then, The bigger question is whether Santa Barbara’s murals will be more decorative than provocative, watered down through the construction of the Mission, the inhabitby the tastes of businesses and the vagaries of neighbor- ants of Santa Barbara triumph over nature itself. In scope and scale, all of these murals somehow speak to hood beautification. Will the edgier pieces be displaced Santa Barbara’s diverse history and to its aspirations for by milquetoast simulacra that appeal to a bourgeois sensibility, or will street artists continue to use murals to the future. In doing so, they call out for our response.

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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. nature is peaceful, but did you know that there is a lot of dynamic tension going on? The pieces in this exhibit show the pushand-pull connection depicted in oceans, ponds, gardens, and fields. Please RSVP. :-:pm. S.B. Maritime Museum,  Harbor Wy., #. Free. Call -. /: Craigslist 101: How to Sell  Do you own a wood chipper but live in an apartment? Learn how to create a “for sale” listing to sell items on Craigslist. Participants must have an email account and basic computer skills, and computers are provided. Registration is required. -pm. Townley Rm., S.B. Central Library,  E. Anapamu St. Free. Ages +. Call -.

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FRIDAY 12/13 /: Royals Got Talent  Is it me, or are students getting more talented these days? Come watch San Marcos’s singers, songwriters, and performers of all types on

/: Philip Claypool  Dust off your boots for this Memphis-born, Mississippi Delta–influenced performer and listen to tunes from almost  years in business and his new single, “Strong One,” which is currently climbing the country-music charts. pm. McCune Founders Rm., Granada Theatre,  State St. $. Call -.

THURSDAY 12/12 /: Jupiter Tribe Trunk Show  The creator of these handmade leather bags and jewelry was inspired by travels to Southeast Asia. Make a statement in one-of-a-kind wearable art. -pm. S.B. Museum of Art,  State St. Free. Call -. /: Santa Barbara Voice Academy Showcase  According to vocal coach Karen Lytle, we were all born to sing. Enjoy student performances without the stress of judges or big red chairs that spin. :-pm. Reds

stage. Proceeds go to Kids Helping Kids, a nonprofit organization within the school and the SMHS Entrepreneurship Academy. pm. San Marcos High School Auditorium,  Hollister Ave. $-$. Call -.

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ing  years, this program brings together professional architects and budding artists who, this year, sketched Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church and the Historic Downtown Post Office. KDA  calendars will be available for purchase. Exhibit runs through January , . -pm. Architectural Founda-

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ever wondered what all this detox and cleansing stuff is? Dispel the myths and get the facts on this and personal toxicity levels. This workshop leads up to an optional group purification in January. -:pm. Healthy Life Chiropractic,  Hollister Ave., Ste. K. Free. Call -. /: Art Exhibit Opening

Reception: Surface Tension by Pamela Zwehl-Burke  Yes,

/: College Women’s Basketball: Montana Western at Westmont  Last season’s national championship brought Westmont a load of deserved accolades, and now Kirsten Moore, the  NAIA-Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Association Coach of the Year, faces the task of keeping the Warriors at a high level. Senior forward Kelsie Sampson (. points per game) and junior guards Esther Lee and Celina Gougis are their top returning players. They take a - record against the Lady Bulldogs of Montana Western (-). And on December  and , Westmont will host the Lady Argos of Great Falls (Montana) and the Flying Queens of Wayland Baptist (Texas). Fri.: : pm; Mon.-Tue.: :pm. Murchison Gym, Westmont,  La Paz Rd. Free-$. Call -.

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/: Aoife O’Donovan  Best known as the lead singer for the progressive bluegrass string band Crooked Still, this American singer/ songwriter will sing on her own in the beautiful setting of a winery. -pm. Standing Sun Winery,  Second St., Unit D, Buellton. $. Ages +. Visit standingsunwines .com or call -. /: Una Noche de las Posadas  This event is like time traveling back to early Santa Barbara and experiencing a California Christmas as the Spanish and Mexican residents did. There will be music, food, and a reenactment of Joseph and Mary’s search for shelter in Bethlehem or “The Night of the Inns.” pm. El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park,  E. Canon Perdido St. Free. Call -. /: Lucky in Love  When was the last time you saw an original play? You have one chance to see this drama based on the letters and lives of Micheline, a shy au pair, and Albert “Sack” Sakharoff, a soldier of Russian descent,

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who meet the day after the Liberation of Paris, exchange addresses, and continue a life through letters. Proceeds benefit the Micheline Sakharoff Fund for Women Artists at Rubicon. pm. Rubicon Theatre,  E. Main St., Ventura. $-$. Visit rubicontheatre.org or call -.

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/-/: Holiday Festival of Trains  Three trains in elaborate, scenic settings will chug around the Multipurpose Room at the library. Private collector Dave Halbeisen asks, for the rd year he’s been doing it, “Grown-ups, please step aside and let the children see.” Fri.Sat.: am-:pm; Sun.: -pm. Goleta Library,  N. Fairview Ave., Goleta. Call -. /: Velvet Jones 13-Year Anniversary  This evening of music, memories, and libations celebrates one of downtown’s most beloved and storied music venues with a musical lineup of Old Man Markley, Dave Hause, and Wil Ridge. pm. Velvet Jones,  State St. $-$. Ages +. Call -.

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do high schools have four vocal music ensembles? Leave it to DP to overachieve in this area as they feature holiday favorites and vocal jazz perfect for all ages. pm. Elings Performing Arts Ctr., Dos Pueblos High School,  Alameda Ave., Goleta. $-$. Call -. /: 10th Annual Toys for Tots Benefit Concert  Cel-

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nomenon and participate in an old-fashioned rustic celebration — complete with music, crafts, story time, Stow House tours, and Santa. am-pm. Rancho La Patera & Stow House,  N. Los Carneros Rd., Goleta. $-$. Call -.

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/: Jeff Tweedy  He fronted the band Wilco, he cofounded the country band Uncle Tupelo, he’s got  songs in his catalogue, and he’s a Grammy award winner. Jeff Tweedy will perform everything from lo-fi Americana to experimental alt-rock in an intimate acoustic show, just his voice and guitar. -pm. Granada Theatre,  State St. $-$. Visit artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu or call -.

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/: 60th Annual Milpas Holiday Parade  This year’s theme, “A Magical Night on Milpas,” will be apparent as marching band, dance teams, and specialty cars drive down this neighborhood street; and don’t forget to wave to Grand Marshal Monique Limón (pictured), S.B. Unified School District board president. pm. Milpas St., from Canon Perdido to Mason sts. Free. Call . /: All Wrapped Up: The

Art of Giving Workshop 

Think about it: The children are busy creating handmade cards, prints, ornaments, and more while you have time to yourself and end up with gifts to give or keep at the end of the day! Register early. am-pm. Santa Barbara Museum of Art,  State St. $-$. Ages -. Call -. /-/: Holiday at the Ranch  I bet you’ve never seen a “rein-goat” before. Now is your chance to see this holiday phe-

ebrate the holidays during this special benefit concert featuring country stars Jamie O’Neal, Rachele Lynae, and Cali Rodi, together with Rising Star winner Chelsea Chaput. Come hear them perform hits including “There Is No Arizona,” “When I Think About Angels,” “Party ’Til the Cows Come Home,” and more. All proceeds benefit Toys for Tots. pm. Chumash Casino Resort,  E. Hwy. , Santa Ynez. $. Ages +. Call () -. /: Ulysses Jasz  This dedicated band has played traditional jazz and antique pop music to revelers every Saturday night since : That’s  years of no admission charge or minimums. In celebration, James Joyce owner Tommy Byrne has invited guest musicians and is offering a free buffet and, of course, a barrel of peanuts. :pm. The James Joyce,  State St. Free. Ages +. Call -. /: Mural Dedication Holiday Party  What do you get when you cross  schoolchildren with a mixed-media artist and an environmental education nonprofit? Six tapestries of pure magic! Come and celebrate the permanent installation of the “Flows to the Ocean” mural with food, drinks, music, and an Art From Scrap ornament-making table staffed by mermaids. -pm. Watershed Resource Ctr.,  Cliff Dr. Free. Call -. /: Holiday Fair  Santa Barbara City College Center for

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Recommit” Interfaith Memorial  Come honor the victims and families of Sandy Hook Elementary School one year after this tragedy as a bell rings while each name is intoned. The focus is a renewed call to action to reduce gun violence in this season of peace. Noon-pm. Trinity Episcopal Church,  State St. Free. Call -.

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WEEK /: Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour  Saxophonist extraordinaire Dave Koz, pianist Keiko Matsui, and singers Oleta Adams and Jonathan Butler will get you in the holiday spirit with their lively arrangements. Would you like to meet Koz in an intimate wine-social Q&A  minutes before the show and get a photograph and autographed VIP laminate and CD? Get on to the Dave Koz “Koz I want to meet you!” VIP Experience list by going to davekoz.com/tour. pm. Granada Theatre,  State St. $-$. Call -.

TUESDAY 12/17 /: A Very Merry Christmas Acoustic Tour  Best of Friends is a pop-punk “super group” composed of Morgan Dorr and John Keefe of Boys Like Girls, Every Avenue’s Josh Withenshaw, and Dylan Jakobsen. Together, these typically hard-rocking minstrels will provide audiences with a unique take on holiday classics, encouraging fans to bring toys for the Salvation Army’s toy drive by offering special gifts to those who donate. pm. Velvet Jones,  State St. $-$. Call -.

Shows through December .  and pm. Rubicon Theatre,  E. Main St., Ventura. $$. Visit rubicontheatre.org or call -.

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The holidays are a time for helping those whom fortune has not favored. Sadly, animals often fall into that category. Doing his part for the critters, Santa Barbara graphic designer Eric Zobel each year creates a desk calendar for purchase, the proceeds of which go to an area wildlife nonprofit. His designs are clean and his cartoon drawings delightful. For 2014, Zobel chose Eyes in the Sky (EITS), a raptor education program founded by Gabriele Drozdowski. The rescued and rehabilitated birds at EITS suffered injuries that prevent them from returning to the wild; now they serve as education ambassadors to teach the public about the amazing feathered creatures. To purchase purc pu cha hase se a Santa San a t Barbara Wildlife 2014 Calendar, go to zobelezoo .com. For more information EITS, call 259-1446 or about EIT eyesinthesky.org. visit ey — Michelle Drown

For kids who love cartoons (and what wee one doesn’t?) and parents who want their offspring to spend more time reading, Santa Barbara author J.Z. Bingham has created the perfect marriage — the Salty Splashes book series. The books are written in whimsical, fun-to-read rhyme accompanied by brilliant full-page illustration. It’s a fitting alliance of scribe and artist. Bingham, a former financial writer and securities analyst, has a bright, easy touch with words. And Curt d illustrator ll Walstead, whose work includes Dora the Explorer, Dragon Tales, and Men in Black, creates colorful drawings reminiscent of moving animation. There are three titles so far — Dreamy Drums: Trouble in Paradise; Isle of Mystery: Eyes of the King; and Gansevort: The King and His Court — although Bingham plans to add to that suite. The printed trilogy is already getting accolades, having been named as one of the best family series by the international Mom’s Choice Awards. To see the stories in motion, check out the enhanced audio ebooks, which include narration, voiceovers, sound effects, and music. Salty Splashes hard copies are available at area stores and online. For more information, visit saltysplashes.com. — MD

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above: “Playing music helps give me confidence and discipline. I can get through the confusion of writing a song because I play it over and over,” said Connor Nakao as he strolled Cabrillo Boulevard with his guitar. Nakao is a solar installer and musician who takes a walk with his guitar every other day or so. “I like to get out of the house; I can focus on finishing the song, and it fights the cabin fever,” he said.

Shoe company SeaVees es opened its Santa Barbara bara showroom in August and has already made a footprint ootprint in the area retail scene. e. The brand was inspired by the California dream of the ’60s era — surfing, the Beach Boys, Dustin Hoffman, Steve McQueen. “These were things that were established in the ’60s, but they live on,” said owner Steven Tiller. Originally created in 1964 by rubber company B.F. Goodrich, the brand was dormant for 40 years until Tiller, who was working at Sperry Top-Sider, purchased the company in 2005 and relaunched it in 2010. Headquartered on Ortega Street, the space — deemed the Fitting Room — is open yet intimate, the walls lined with shoes. Prospective buyers can make an appointment for a personal fitting; then they can then go online and purchase the shoe with the assurance of the product’s fit and look. This fall’s shoe line was inspired by Elias Chiacos’s book Mountain Drive: Santa Barbara’s Pioneer Bohemian Community. “[The] pictures capture this really cool mixture of this bohemian culture, yet this influence of utilitarian military,” Tiller said. “You’ll notice in this collection we did things like bomber-jacket leather; boiled wool has a very military-grade body to it … Mountain Drive is what inspired this whole collection.” For SeaVees, this is just the beginning. A seasonal garage sale is in the works that would bring like-minded brands together and will feature leather goods, clothing, and more from area merchants. And with its 50th anniversary coming up SeaVees Fitting Room, 118 E. next year, who knows Ortega St. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Call what is next for the 770-2633 for appointments. For a longer retailer. version, go to independent.com/seavees. — Rachel Cabakoff

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rtist Hugh Margerum has a gift for inspiring people to interact and to take a fresh look at the world around them. In 2012, I sat down with Margerum at a small café on State Street and walked away less than an hour later having completed a very satisfying collaborative work of art. The piece we did together was one in a series based on tic-tac-toe. Margerum showed up that day with a bag full of art materials — markers, brushes, glitter, and glue — and within minutes we were filling in the nine squares of a paper tic-tac-toe board with imaginatively rendered, bold, and brightly colored Xs and Os.

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YOUR MOVE: Available as a free app, tic tac phOto has players choose a position on the board, and then take (or select) a photo with their phone to fill that square.

Not content with merely reinventing tic-tac-toe as a brilliant form of low-tech art collaboration, Margerum created an ingenious variation on his original idea called tic tac phOto. Available as a free app for the iPhone, iPad, and all Android devices, tic tac phOto does exactly what the tic-tac-toe art game did, but with cell-phone photos. Players make moves in a game of tic-tac-toe by choosing a position on the board, and then taking or selecting a photo with their phone to fill that square. Since tic tac phOto is an app, you can play at any time, from anywhere, and with anyone who also has it. In the first few games, most people typically either shoot or find images of objects in the real world that resemble either Xs or Os. Later on, as they become more advanced, the contrasting nature of the moves and countermoves evolves, often leaving the original iconography of tic-tac-toe far behind. But it’s worthwhile to linger for a moment on the impact of tic tac phOto’s initial impression. There’s nothing like a simple treasure hunt to reawaken the creative eye. In the original tic-tac-toe art game, images regularly reflected the immediate environment in which they were created, either by picking up color schemes from nearby objects, or by involving found materials directly. For instance, I remember one piece with a lovely metallic O that had been fashioned from a leftover candy wrapper. In the photographic medium, this effect of involving the world around you increases exponentially. You can’t just draw the shape; you have to find it. And if all this sounds like some kind of work, forget that — tic tac phOto is incredibly fun and nearly as addicting as Angry Birds, only a lot better for you and a lot more fun to look at, too. For more, visit facebook.com/tictacphotoapp and — Charles Donelan tictacpho.to.

onte Schulz has ut a new novel out — and it’s eitherr his third or his nt fifth depending on how you count it. His first, Down by the River, came out in 1990; a decade later came three novels published by thee très-adventurous comic publisher Fantagraphics. The three originally began as one jazz-era “literary novel,” as Schulz described it, titled Crossing Eden, but he decided to m opus into thre b split the 600-page multivoiced magnum three books: mm and The Big Town. This Side of Jordan, The Last Rose of Summer, Naughty, the brand-new book, has its own kind of split consciousness including a vivid ironic judicial debate on the meaning of schizophrenia. Launching in the mood of a California noir novel, Naughty swerves seamlessly with murderous climaxes into utter realism, the story being a mostly factual retelling of the lurid real-life murderers Ida and Ralph Kroeger. Schulz, who remembers following the crimes as a kid, is a bit divided over his steamy book, too. “I found a file the other day about [the crimes] dated 2003,” he told me, sitting in his book-filled office in his Mission Canyon home last week. “I didn’t think I had even been working that hard or long on the book, but there it was, 10 years.” Monte is the son of famed cartoonist Charles Schulz, who gave us the un-noir world of Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and Linus. But Monte’s been a contributing Santa Barbaran since the late 1970s when he graduated from UCSB (occasionally teaching at the College of Creative Studies). Nowadays, he’s much better known as a writer and inheritor of Barnaby and Mary Conrad’s mantle, the Santa Barbara Writers Conference, which is where he first announced his three-in-one books sale back in 2008. “A long time ago, Gary Groth from Fantagraphics had invited me to attend a comics panel about my father,” explained Schulz. “Afterward, we were talking, and he told me they’d just published their first prose novel”— a first for a comic company, though Groth has long championed a very literary brand of comics publishing. “I told him wrot wr otee a novel, nove no vell,” sa said id Sc I wrote Schulz. “He said he wanted to read it. Over the

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weekend, he called me up and said, ‘Let’s publish the bastard.’” Groth promised to eventually publish it as separate books and then, Schulz said, as one originally planned book. Meanwhile, Schulz sent him the first third of his unfinished new book, Naughty, which Groth also grabbed. “I could announce at the conference I had sold five novels.” All that was left was to finish Naughty, which Schulz said was easy, though the groundwork Monte Schulz seems obsessively tortured. The sty style flowed, though the idioms were nearly archaic now, his noir forb forbears. “People say [I write like] James M. Cain. I like Cain, but trut truthfully the real influences are kind of weird.” A fan of Carson McC McCullers and the poet Carl Sandburg, whom his father introduced him to, Schulz long admired a certain American lyricism. “But truthfully, I got the pacing of the novel from Robert Bloch [who wrote Psycho], who wasn’t a great writer but knew how to stretch a story out.” Schulz also did exhaustive research, which was accidentally aided by a journalist he knew from college, Boniface “Boney” Saludes, who covered the 1960s case. (Saludes and the late Barnaby Conrad turn up in cameo roles. Conrad told Schulz to have the characters mock his name in a specific, politically incorrect slur. Schulz obliged.) Schulz also hired a private detective who found trial records and more. The novel’s title derives from the trial’s verbatim transcripts. Now that it’s over, though, Schulz wants change. “I’ve had it with writing books,” he said; we spent the rest of the morning reviewing tunes he recorded with Santa Barbara’s musicians, including a lush ballad, “Tomorrow and Tomorrow,” which Schulz proudly compares with movie tunes of the 1960s. He’s proud of his book and loves that people enjoy it, but music was a first love. Orchestrating pop songs may be more expensive — he’s hired musicians and producers — but is more immediately rewarding than the sullen art of novels. “It’s not hyperbole to say I’m happy to come full circle,” he said. “At our Christmas party, I played my songs for about Monte Schulz’s 65 friends. Now all of them Naughty can be purchased at have heard my songs. Only area bookstores and online at three of them have read my amazon.com. books.” — D.J. Palladino

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Holiday Markets Where to Find Unique Gifts for the Giving The Yes Store: Marking its 45th year, the

seasonal cooperative offers wares made by Santa Barbara artisans such as jewelry, pottery, clothing, woodworking, photography, and textiles. Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., through December 24.  State St. For more info, call 966-9777 or visit theyesstore .com. Santa Barbara Arts: This is a treasure

trove of handcrafted jewelry, sculptures, paintings, photographs, and much more. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.5 p.m. La Arcada,  State St., Ste. . For more info, call 884-1938 or visit sbarts.net.

Cabrillo Arts and Crafts Walk: Stretching from Stearns Wharf to East Beach, this market features paintings, pottery, kitchenware, clothing, jewelry, and lots more. Sun., 10 a.m. to dusk. Cabrillo Blvd. and State St. A Crimson Holiday: Now a year-round

store, the shop showcases area artists’ works

including jewelry, quilts, stuffed toys, wind chimes, soaps, lotions, and candles. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. La Cumbre Plaza,  State St. For more info, call 455-1205 or visit acrimsonholiday .com. SantaBarbaraCompany.com: This

website represents artisans’ work from the area including olive oils, gourmet jams, organic soaps and lotions, food, books, and art. Visit santabarbaracompany.com.

Solvang Library Holiday Book Sale and Craft Fair: Find just the right tome

for the book lover on your gift list at this event. Hardback books, $2 each; kids’ books, 50 cents. Plus a bounty of handmade goods for purchase. Proceeds benefit the library. Sat., Dec. 14, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Solvang Library,  Mission Dr., Solvang. Call 688-4214.

Holiday Shop ’n’ Roll Artisan Market:

Eat, mingle, rollerskate, and shop for perfectly unique gifts all under the same roof. Mon.-Thu., Dec. 14-22, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Fri.-Sun., 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Exhibit Building, Earl Warren Showgrounds,  Calle Real. Free-$5. Call 628-2696 or visit shopnrollsb.com for more information.  Holiday Gift Boutique: The Massage Gallery gives folks the opportunity to peruse works featured by South Coast artists and listen to live music. Raffles will be held to benefit Girls Inc. of Greater S.B. Sat., Dec. 14, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. The Massage Gallery,  Chapala St. Free. For more info, call 448-8967 or visit themassage gallery.com. sbgifts.com: Unique gifts and handmade

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recorded an album about sports in the late ’60s. You could tell the time frame by the content. Sports were something that guys did — Cosby played football and basketball and ran track — and girls watched. At one point, he gives a shout-out to cross-country. “It takes a lot of guts,” the comedian says. “I mean, to run two-and-a-half miles to make yourself throw up. … Girls never watch crosscountry runners. You know they’re never at the finish line. They couldn’t take it.” Addi Zerrenner was born long after that routine LONG-DISTANCE LEADER: “I like cross-country more because I like the longer distances and the scenwas relegated to antiquity. ery,” said Dos Pueblos runner Addi Zerrenner. Zerrenner, pictured at the front of the pack, has won A sea change in the culture every race in her cross-country career on the DP course. of sports has enabled her to fulfill the destiny suggested As for the race at the Portland Meadows, if it had a title, it by her surname. Zerrenner, in German, means “the runner.” would be “Frozen.” The wind chill was 18 degrees, Zerrenner She grew up in an athletic family. Her older brother, Zack, said — not very auspicious for a girl who was given the nickplayed on three Pac- championship soccer teams at UCLA. name “Shivers” in grade school.“Everybody knows I’m always “I played soccer my freshman year,” the Dos Pueblos High freezing,” she said. She wore her usual tank top and shorts at senior said. “In the spring, I ran track to stay in shape. I loved the starting line.“I went into cold shock,” she said.“I really it. It was my own thing. It got me out of the shadow of my don’t remember the race. I thought I was doing okay. Nobody brother.” was passing me. I was disoriented after finishing.” She had It was the start of a sensational running career. Zerrenner symptoms of hypothermia and was rushed back to the athholds the Santa Barbara County records for the 1,600- and letes’ hotel.“I took a warm shower and slept,” she said. 3,200-meter runs on the track. In the fall, she has thrived in She had finished 109th out of 198 runners.“It was disapcross-country, where the terrain and the elements are more pointing to be back there,” Zerrenner said.“Weather permitchallenging. “I like cross-country more because I like the lonting, I believe I could have been in the top 10.” Baxter, the ger distances and the scenery,” Zerrenner said. She never lost two-time defending champion, finished third behind runners a race on the three-mile Dos Pueblos course, and against the from Washington and Colorado — the only setback of the top runners in Southern California, she competed progresCalifornia star’s career. sively better in the CIF Southern Section finals — fifth place Zerrenner said she’ll be better prepared for freezing in 2011, third in 2012, and second in 2013. weather in the future, especially if she goes to college in the Zerrenner was the only runner who could stay within sight north or east. One thing’s for sure: Her sport does take a lot of of four-time champion Sarah Baxter of Simi Valley. Baxter guts, and she has them. took the state championship on November 30 at Woodward ELINGS TERRAIN FESTIVAL: Community runners can Park in Fresno. Zerrenner was again runner-up.“Her only see if they have what it takes to compete on natural terrain significant competitor was Sarah Baxter,” said Dos Pueblos Saturday, December 14, at Elings Park. There will be an open coach Micks Purnell. “Addi passed the last runner [other than Baxter] with a mile to go at the state meet.” K run, a K kids run, and a K dog run. The festival will Len Miller was the first coach to recognize Zerrenner’s benefit the cross-country programs at Dos Pueblos, San Marcos, and Santa Barbara high schools. Athletes from potential. He was coaching the DP boys team, which has the schools will participate and volunteer at the event. And produced such outstanding runners as Sergey Sushchikh (now competing at UCLA) and Bryan Fernandez (Oreyes, girls can watch, if they aren’t running. gon).“She has the heart of a Kentucky Derby thoroughbred,” Paul Bradford, in the last of his many years as a parent of said Miller, who trained Zerrenner with the boys. Purnell a prep cross-country runner, is the organizer of the event, took over from him this year and continues to coach Zerwhich will include a post-race party. To register online, visit renner, while Leslie Roth coaches the rest of the Chargers elingsterrain.com. On-site registration begins at 8:45 a.m.; the girls. running starts at 10 a.m. Zerrenner was invited to compete last Saturday in the Nike FLEET FEET: It was a good season for several area crossCross Nationals against the country’s top prep runners and country runners. The boys team from Dos Pueblos took teams in Portland, Oregon. “It was the best weekend of my second in the CIF-SS meet and third in the state (Division ). life,” she said. “It was awesome to be treated like a pro athlete. The Chargers were led by senior Cole Smith, who improved I got to meet Shalane Flanagan, Kara Goucher, Galen Rupp from sixth place in the section to fifth in the state. San Marcos — my running heroes.”

qualified its boys team for the state meet for the first time. The Royals, led by Ryan Sorensen in 23rd place, took 10th in Division . Adilene Aldapa, a San Marcos junior, qualified individually and finished 20th in the girls race. In the state community-college championships, SBCC’s Ian Roberts placed seventh. Roberts, a sophomore, was Western State Conference champion. UCSB took a second (men) and third (women) in the Big West team championships at Cal Poly. Westmont College’s women took 18th in the NAIA Championships in Lawrence, Kansas. PAUL WELLMAN PHOTOS

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STAYING THE COURSE: High school cross-country runners from San Marcos, Dos Pueblos, and Santa Barbara explore the terrain of Elings Park, where a “fund-racer” running festival will take place Saturday, December 14.

RUNNING CHILDREN: The kids were garbed like Santa but moved like reindeer in the Santa Claus 5K & Mile Fun Run last Sunday at La Cumbre Plaza. The event was a benefit for Kidz for a Cure, a children’s cancer charity.

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t’s that time of year when we trade in our iced mocha for a steaming mug of holiday cheer. This winter season, our favorite area coffeehouses aim to entice you with these unique cold-weather drinks, recommended by our favorite — and most expert — connoisseurs.

Santa Barbara Roasting Company’s Corey Russell: RoCo Chai (Spicy Marsala)

A longtime tradition at S.B. Roasting Company, their spicy chai has been a holiday favorite for more than 20 years and a favorite memory for Corey Russell, who was introduced to chai back in the 1970s by a Santa Cruz chai maker. Cooked from scratch, Russell’s chai celebrates that tradition, while sweetening his store with spicy scents of black pepper, cardamom, star anise, and many more. “What’s really unique about our chai is that we actually cook the chai from scratch … no prepackaged business!” said Russell.“I started the marsala chai over 20 years ago, just playing around and sampling along the way.” Using more than 15 different ingredients, the concoction is cooked for five hours, getting the best flavor out of the spices, which include a mulling spice for extra flavor. Black tea is then brewed, and customers have the option of choosing soy, regular milk, or almond milk to finish off this tasty and spicy treat. “Spice represents the holidays; it goes along with wintertime and the cold weather,” said Russell.“You cannot beat walking into the store and smelling fresh chai.”

S.B. Roasting Company, 321 Motor Way; 962-0320; sbcoffee.com.

Java Station’s David Bozzini: Java Nog

David Bozzini’s favorite cozy winter drink is none other than the store’s Java Nog, a delightful combination of espresso and their homemade eggnog steamed to perfection. A straightforward nod to the season, the homemade nog has been a customer favorite since its introduction at Java Station. “If you have ever had homemade eggnog, you know that it bears no resemblance to what is sold on store shelves,” said Bozzini.“It truly is the shining star of the Java Nog.” Made fresh three or four times a week, the nog part of the Java Nog stresses organic ingredients, from the milk and eggs to the cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, and sugar. And for the java, Bozzini uses Klatch Coffee Company Espresso, one of the most highly regarded espressos in the country. “It is imperative to pick great ingredients … it ultimately shows in the drink,” said Bozzini.“We chose a wonderful espresso and the best components to create our eggnog, then bring them together to create a flavor profile that has just one objective … to see our customer smile.”

Java Station, 4447 Hollister Avenue, Goleta; 681-0202; javastationcafe.com.

Handlebar Coffee Roasters’ oasters’ Aaron Olson: TwentytyFour Blackbirds Hott Chocolate

It’s no surprise this is a popular holiday favorite. While not super sweet, the hot chocolate, which uses locally made Twenty-Four Blackbirds dark chocolate, is balanced in flavor, great with espresso and milk, or just milk … or with an added twist from fresh vanilla bean, supplied by h Julienne restaurant, which oked is stripped down and cooked ed as an with organic sugar. Offered additional stand-alone flavor, the fresh vanilla is a real standout. “We only serve our customers the best, highest-quality products,” said Aaron Olson.“Everything we serve we want to be great or we don’t serve it!” The hot chocolate blends well with their wide range of beans, all roasted fresh on-site, while the chocolate used in the drink is left to age two to eight weeks to let the flavor settle, creating a product that is bold and inviting to the senses. This holiday drink truly celebrates the talent of our area artisans. “Twenty-Four Blackbirds is a great local company. We have been working together with them from day one,” said Olson. “For us, supporting locally made products is important because without it, small business cannot survive.”

Handlebar Coffee Roasters, 128 East Canon Perdido Street; (719) 201-3931; handlebarcoffee.com.

French Press’s Nick Purvis: Hot Apple Cider

A classic favorite of seasoned barista (and U.S. Barista Championship national qualifier) Nick Purvis is the French Press’s hot apple cider, made with fresh juice from organic apples. The hot apple cider is steamed with lemon zest and then infused with a cinnamon stick, perfect for an evening stroll downtown. “I think our customers love this drink because it is simple and delicious,” said Purvis.“It screams holiday cheer and is a perfect alternative if you are not looking for caffeine.” The tartness of the apples and the steamed lemon zest pairs perfectly with the subtle cinnamon spice, adding just the right amount of holiday magic to the drink. “What I like about our cider compared to other cider that I was raised on, and have tried at other cafés, is the light and

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refreshing structure of it,” said Purvis.“The apple juice we buy is relatively light compared to others I’ve tried … it’s great!”

The French Press, 1101 State Street, also 528 Anacapa Street; 963-2721.

Vices & Spices’ Cassey Booth: Coconut Pouchong Latte

Unique and exotic, this popular latte is derived from Pouchong tea, a lightly oxidized long-leaf green tea from the Yunnan Province of southern China. Combined with the sweet and fragrant essence of real coconut extract, this drink is excellent hot or cold. “Many people come to our store for our Coconut Pouchong tea, rich in antioxidants and flavor,” said Booth.“Due to the immense popularity surrounding this tea, we created a latte to satisfy our customers’ desire for something sweet.” Only the highest quality ingredients are used, with no artificial flavorings — Vices and Spices even sources its real coconut extract from the South Pacific. To make the drink, tea leaves are brewed through an espresso machine, making a strong concentrate. After the tea is brewed, warm milk and a touch of vanilla syrup is added to bring out the coconut flavor. “This drink is a favorite of mine because when I am drinking it, I feel as if I am drinking coconut milk,” said Booth.“It is a very sumptuous, delightful drink.”

Vices & Spices, 3558 State Street; 687-7196; vicesnspices.com.

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he newest faces in the Funk Zone’s continually exploding tasting room scene near the Santa Barbara waterfront are familiar ones: Blair and Sarah Fox are both born-and-raised Barbareños with extensive résumés in the world of wine, working for labels both bigger — Blair is head winemaker at Fess Parker Winery and its sister brand, Epiphany — and more boutique, as they both toil on their own Blair Fox Cellars, while Sarah also helps Jennifer Tensley on her pinot-noir project, Lea Wines. They’re in the wine-growing business, too, with a small vineyard on their family estate in Los Olivos. “Between the two of us, it’s over 30 years of experience,” explained Blair, and they’re now directing that combined energy to their latest venture, Fox Wine Co., which last week began pouring a variety of wines on the  block of Santa Barbara Street. The rustically styled tasting room is located inside the S.B. Art Foundry, where one can either enjoy the usual $10 tasting visit or instead get a free tour of the art-production facility with a glass of Fox Wine Co. pinot or chardonnay included at the end. While you can’t take the wine on the tour, you can explore the extensive retail store while sipping, making Christmas shopping perhaps a bit more tolerable for some. The Fox Wine Co. bottlings, said Blair, are “a little more loose,”“not as handcuffed,” and generally more affordable than the Blair Fox Cellars wines, which are mainly focused on Rhône Valley grapes and strictly expressions of single vineyards. Instead, Fox Wine Co. is presenting “more elegant, more feminine styles,” typically of lower-alcohol wines, most of which are being made by Sarah herself. Right now on the menu are sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, pinot noir, the BiN  red blend of mourvèdre, grenache, syrah, and cinsault, and a syrah — and all those around $20 or so a bottle — with reserve bottles of a Camp Four Vineyard grenache ($36) and a Buona Terra Vineyard pinot noir from the Sta. Rita Hills ($48). But the real point of Fox Wine Co. was for Blair and Sarah to come home to the place they grew up and become part of arguably California’s most exciting wine neighborhood. “We’ve just always wanted to get back into Santa Barbara and become part of the scene,” said Blair.“Both of us just love the — Matt Kettmann Funk Zone and its resurrection.”

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h d he death h off Ophelia O h li is i unquestionably i bl one of the most chilling moments in Hamlet. The thought of the prince’s beloved lying in a brook, drowning — perhaps by accident, perhaps a suicide — is heart-wrenching. The thing is there’s no such scene in the play: The circumstances of her death are merely announced and discussed. Any visuals we have of the poor girl in the water were formed in our own imaginations, prompted by the vividness of both the character and Shakespeare’s language. This unparalleled ability to conjure images through the use of words was particularly inspiring to Eugène Delacroix, one of the greatest French artists of the 19th century. He lovingly referred to Shakespeare’s Richard III as “a living painting” and depicted key moments from the plays in a number of his works. Arguably his greatest accomplishment along these lines is his Hamlet suite, a series of 16 lithographs on display through January 26, 2014, at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. The images depict such key moments as the play-within-the-play, the murder of Polonius, and the aforementioned death of Ophelia. The latter wasn’t depicted onstage, but he saw it in his mind’s eye and rendered it with stunning beauty and immediacy. “There’s slowness to this scene — almost

f l ” notes Eli b h SSaarii purposefulness, Elizabeth Browne, the curatorial exhibition intern who has spent most of the past year working on the Delacroix exhibit.“She seems to be slowly melting into the water.” Browne, who will give a guided tour of the Hamlet series on Thursday, December 12, at 6:30 p.m., is full of both knowledge of and enthusiasm for these remarkable works, created when lithography was still a new medium. Created over a period of nine years (1834-43), the best of them do with lines and shadings what Shakespeare did with words: beautifully convey the charDELACROIX acters’ mixed emotions and deep ambivalence. TAKES ON For example, check out the SHAKESPEARE image where Hamlet is confronted AT SBMA by the ghost of his dead father. The prince is leaning back a bit; he seems to be reeling, which makes sense for someone who has just met his dead father. But his cloak, which is flung around his shoulders, appears to be pointing straight at the apparition, seemingly propelling him forward to meet his fate. Like many Frenchmen of his era, Delacroix was fascinated by English culture in general and Shakespeare in particular. And although the captions under the lithographs are in French, Browne has no doubt he was working from the English text. The French version then in circulation was a free adaptation in

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tarting this Sunday, December 15, Ojai’s Galerie  ( W. Matilija St.) will host the first event in its new Conversation Series. The informal and intimate panel discussions aim to bring attendees inside the creative process of guest artists, designers, and decorators. Sunday’s conversation features contemporary painter and Santa Barbara native Devin Oatway, as well as sculptor Jon Rajkovich, who will discuss everything from finding inspiration and motivation to making a career as an artist. The pair’s talk will coincide with their current group exhibit at

NIGHT TALKS: Ojai’s Galerie 102 lights up the night with its new Conversation Series.

Galerie , titled We Are One, We Are Many. The inaugural Conversation Series takes place 2-4 p.m., and seating is limited. For more info, call 640-0151 or visit galerie.com. — Aly Comingore

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hi h characters h l d or excised i and which were altered Hamlet lives in the end. Not so in this series of lithographs, the last of which is a harrowing scene of the end of the play, with so many characters dead or dying. One can almost hear their wails of agony. Bonne nuit, sweet prince. —Tom Jacobs

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At a time of year when families flock to live theater in search of something everyone will enjoy, it’s good to have an option that, while not overtly holiday themed, nevertheless conveys the warm and fuzzy spirit of the season. That’s just one of the reasons that Jessica Hambright and Dauri Kennedy, the artistic directors of the Santa Barbara School of Performing Arts, have chosen the classic musical You’re a HEADS TO Good Man, Charlie CENTER STAGE THEATER Brown, which runs this week at Center Stage Theater. Asked about her decision to do this show now, Hambright focuses on the talent: “I was never a huge comics fan, but I saw that the show was a good size for my cast, and then, as I got into it, it became clear that these characters — Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus, and Lucy — were great roles for these actors, most of whom are in the 8th grade.” As everyone undoubtedly remembers, Charlie Brown is a kind of everyman, surrounded by friends and family who each embody certain traits. As Hambright puts it, there’s “the brainiac, the crabby one, and the existentialist — it’s amazing how much truth the show can uncover without having very much plot.” With two separate casts and a pair of actors, one in 6th and the other in 8th grade, playing Snoopy, the lovable talking beagle, it was important to keep the choreography simple and fun. “Choreography is my specialty,” said Hambright, “so that is where I like to really let the kids shine. It’s not particularly technical, but once I show them where to move and when, everything else is them, which is what this program is about.” The Santa Barbara School of Performing Arts presents You’re a Good, Man Charlie Brown SundayWednesday, December 15-18, at 6 p.m. For tickets and information, call 963-0408 or visit centerstagetheater.org. — Charles Donelan

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Was it nausea or only numbness you felt when store displays started blinking in Christmas as early as October? Your inner Charlie Brown pleaded, “Isn’t there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about?” Rather than waiting for Linus van Pelt to wax long on the Gospel of Luke, I have a much better suggestion: Let your ears get hold of Christmas with the Quire of Voyces. This new release, the sixth CD for the elite SBCC a cappella ensemble, is a diverse compendium of modern approaches to sacred texts and thematic poetry that leaves all familiar chestnuts behind. Every composition here is 20th-century forward, but as the angel says, “Fear not!” — it’s not about atonality or nebulousness. What you will hear is beautiful singing of new, rare, and insightful approaches to Christendom’s most beloved holiday. Composer-in-residence Michael Eglin’s works, written especially for Q of V, constitute nearly a third of the disc’s 16 pieces, and even choral-philes will find fresh vistas of listening pleasure with modern takes on Latin liturgy and English poetry by Ola Gjeilo, Alfred Desenclos, and Richard Rodney Bennett. Banish the humbug by grabbing a copy today. — Joseph Miller

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and Sunday, December 14 and 15, and continuing with the annual Christmas Revels on Saturday and Sunday, December 21 and 22, the Encores are scheduled to roll on throughout the year, especially as the remodeling includes a comprehensive HVAC system. In January 2014, CAMA’s Masterseries returns with the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio on Saturday, January 11, followed in typically eclectic Lobero fashion by neo-folkie Shawn Colvin on Friday, January 17, and comedian Colin Quinn’s Unconstitutional, an irreverent review of some famous and some less-well-known episodes in American history on Saturday, January 18. The Lobero building goes into overdrive every year during the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, and 2014 will be no exception. In addition to screening a full daily schedule of films for the entire length of the two-week event, the Lobero’s courtyard and stage area serve as the venue for the filmmaker/ VIP-only UGG Australia Pavilion and the glamorous tribute after-parties. On Saturday and Sunday during the Film Festival’s middle weekend, the Lobero hosts the writers’ and directors’ panels, two of the most starstudded and newsworthy happenings of the fortnight. PAUL WELLMAN PHOTOS

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fter 140 years of jamming, what do you do for an encore? If you’re the Lobero Theatre, you close your doors for six months, make a few crucial upgrades and adjustments, and then throw them back open again for an “Encore Season,” which is what the Lobero is calling the wide-ranging set of presentations and performances that crowd its calendar from December until May and beyond. The Lobero has traditionally been Santa Barbara’s most flexible and eclectic midsize venue, a place where traditional and cutting-edge artists can easily coexist. It’s also been a theater for all the arts, with significant offerings in music, dance, and theater. And whether what’s onstage is a contemporary dance company or a classical piano recital, the audience tends to be studded with true aficionados, many of whom prefer this intimate venue to all others as the perfect place to lose oneself in the artistry of a favorite performer.

As is always the case when such venerable institutions spruce themselves up, the idea of alterations to the Lobero’s original design sent waves of anxiety through Bringing Back the Beat the preservation community and beyond. Although the Once the tinsel has been swept away and the red carpet intent of the new design was to provide as much contihas been rolled up for another year, it’s time to get down nuity as possible with the original, certain features had to the serious business of getting down. As any veteran to be modified in order to comply with the Americans Santa Barbara concertgoer will tell you, it’s not really with Disabilities Act. Starting with the theater’s distincthe Lobero until the jazz giants hit the stage, and that’s tive sloping brick apron, which was far steeper in places than the current building codes allow, and including what’s happening in a big way beginning in February. two mature olive trees that were afflicted with a speOn Tuesday, February 18, a super group of sorts will cies of fungus-based wilt, some exterior features were arrive, featuring three of the most exciting musicians in reimagined. For example, two different olive trees were the world — legendary drummer Jack DeJohnette, saxman Joe Lovano, and the young Grammy-winning bass obtained from a nursery, one 60 years old, and the other 100, to replace the blighted trees that were removed. player and singer Esperanza Spalding. Argentine pianist The ski-slope-steep approach is gone, as well, but its red Leo Genovese will accompany them, and they look set to bricks are back, lending authenticity to the seven steps blow the roof off the place. that now lead visitors up from Canon Perdido Street to Jazz at the Lobero continues in March and April with gigs by area titan Charles Lloyd in his exotic world-music the new level-surface outdoor lobby/esplanade. NEW VIEWS: (clockwise from top left) The Lobero’s remodel brings configuration Sangam, a Newport Jazz Festival touring Inside, both the men’s and women’s bathrooms have newer, more comfortable seating; larger, remodeled restrooms; and all-star group, and the saxophonist Branford Marsalis been greatly expanded so that they now not only adhere better seat-to-stage sight lines. to guidelines for wheelchair access but also contain with his current quartet in May. enough stalls to process the crush that comes during Along with two extraordinary piano recitals courtesy intermission at a full show. I was there on Wednesday, December theater, and I say that having lost my office to the new women’s of CAMA by Stephen Hough and Richard Goode, the spring 4, for the sold-out Warren Miller film screening, and the elapsed room,” said Asbell, who, along with the rest of the Lobero staff, promises something extra special in the form of two unusual time for my intermission trip to the men’s room, which included has new administrative digs directly across the walkway toward tribute concerts by artists who have carved out uniquely powerful waiting in a substantial line, remained under five minutes. State Street in Suite . For Lobero Director of Development Jim positions within the landscape of contemporary American music. The curving lobby/hallway immediately inside the front doors, Dougherty, who raised the money for the project, and Lobero On Saturday, March 22, singer and Lobero favorite Tierney Sutwhich is now referred to as the promenade, is wider and simpler Technical Director Todd Jared, who Asbell jokingly asserted ton comes in with After Blue, her celebration of the music of Joni than before, although the latter may be due to the fact that on was in charge of spending it, the completion of this renova- Mitchell. And on Friday, May 16, guitarist Bill Frisell will present tion represents several decades of continuous dedication to a not-to-be-missed evening called All We Are Saying, which will opening night it appeared to be a work still in progress. Inside the theater, where what happens counts most, the differ- preserving and enhancing the building and its programming. examine the musical legacy of John Lennon. ences are at once more subtle and more important. There are 60 Along with the DANCEworks residency, which this year feafewer seats than before, and the increased legroom is noticeable, The Holidays and the Film Festival tures choreographer Mark Dendy, it’s these kinds of world-class, especially in the center section. The rake of the hall has also been And what a year of programming this Encore Season will be. once-in-a-lifetime concerts that make the Lobero such a key altered to give the audience better sightlines. This was the hardest Beginning with a pair of outstanding holiday events, the Santa player in our city’s culture, and it’s good to have them back and of the changes to detect; yet along with the firm and comfortable Barbara Choral Society’s all-star Hallelujah Project on Saturday better than ever. ■ december 12, 2013

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tephen Sondheim may be an acquired taste — especially when he aims for sophistication, as in A Little Night Music — but once that taste is established, eating makes the appetite grow. The songs require more active listening than is standard in conventional musicals, and the show’s prismatic trios and duets merge with the complexity of classical opera, but the emotional payoffs more than compensate for three hours of paying this kind of close attention. Jonathan Fox’s sparkling new production captures the magic of Sondheim’s words and music through strong casting and by making the most of Jonathan Tunick’s brilliant and challenging orchestration. With the musicians appearing onstage, the chamber-music aspect of the show is highlighted, but thanks to David Potter’s skillful conducting from the piano, the results were captivating. Between the thrill of breaking in the New Victoria Theatre and the excitement of having such stars in the cast as Piper Laurie as Madame Armfeldt, Stephanie Zimbalist as her daughter Desiree, and leading man Patrick Cassidy as her lover Fredrik Egerman, the audience was buzzing even before the first note was struck. The story, which is derived from the Ingmar Bergman film Smiles of a Summer Night, takes place in Sweden in the early 20th century, among the upper classes. In Act One, the seductive (and single) actress Desiree Armfeldt (Zimbalist) holds romantic sway over two married men, the successful lawyer Egerman (Cassidy) and the pompous dragoon, Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm (Jordan Miller). Through the agency of Countess Charlotte Malcolm (Heather Ayers) and Egerman’s wife, the young ingénue Anne Egerman (Carly Bracco), the entire group begins a process that will test the strength of their existing bonds. In Act Two, a glamorous weekend in the country turns into something more consequential, as partners change and the limitations of desire are acknowledged by those in a position to know. At the center, there’s the oldest and wisest of them all, Madame Armfeldt (Laurie), nonchalantly dispensing philosophical tidbits to the youngest, her granddaughter Fredrika (Emily Cummings on the night I was there, but alternating with Erika Foreman) in a tone of well-earned disillusionment. Zimbalist delivers a memorable and multifaceted performance as Desiree; it’s one of the greatest roles in the musical repertoire, and it requires that the actress go all the way from devil-may-care in Act One to heartbreakingly vulnerable in Act Two for the show’s one truly famous song,“Send In the Clowns.” Zimbalist was made for exactly such bravura transformations, and she accomplishes this one admirably, even while waltzing gracefully through shards of broken glass without shoes on opening night due to a small prop mishap. What an apt metaphor for this performer’s courage and focus! A Little Night Music is a true ensemble piece, and that means every actor has a chance to shine. As the servant Petra, Misty Cotton was first funny and then devastating with her solo on the song “The Miller’s Son.” Jordan Miller had just the right comic persona to carry off the ardent Carl-Magnus, and as his crafty wife, Charlotte, Heather Ayers was a total delight. Max Miller brought comic timing and brooding intensity to the young seminarian Henrik Egerman, and as Anne Egerman, Carla Bracco was radiant and vocally commanding. Deborah Bertling added sizzle to the complex harmonies as Malla, and all the actors succeeded in navigating Sondheim’s demanding transitions. Perhaps the secret to the smiles of A Little Night Music’s summer night lies in the fact that each viewer sees in it what they bring to it. For me, the chemistry between the wonderful Cassidy and Zimbalist made this show both moving ■ and romantic.

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t might have been the configuration of the two pianos onstage, opposed yet complementary, curved sound boxes neatly fitted together. Or maybe it was the symmetry of the program, the most substantial works by Mozart and Schubert placed in the very center, with movements from Rachmaninoff ’s FantaisieTableaux set evenly on the outskirts. Whatever the case, the dynamics of yin and yang clearly ruled this concert of piano duets. Then there is the cyclic symmetry of a homecoming: Joanne Pearce Martin served as principal pianist for Camerata Pacifica’s first 10 years and is now the keyboardist for the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Joanne and her husband, Gavin Martin, a native of Goa, India, have played together since their FOUR HANDS ARE BETTER THAN TWO: Husband student days at Curtis Instiand wife Gavin Martin and Joanne Pearce Martin tute in the 1980s and excel at appeared together in a recital last week at the Music performing these works. On Academy of the West. Thursday, their performance was diverse and instructive, and it shone a rare Four Hands. The two shared a bench and one light on an otherwise familiar instrument. Have piano for what, in Gavin’s estimation, is one of you noticed a piano rarely cavorts with its own the greatest works ever written for the instrukind? The vast majority of orchestral, chamber, ment. The fertility of Schubert’s imagination is and solo works are, in fact, solo. But the doubling staggering, theme flowing into theme, sublime of textures and duplication of registers opens a moments of spaciousness falling into racks of treasure chest of new possibilities, which the passion. The skipping, youthful “Fêtes” from Martins exploited to great effect. Nocturnes by Debussy was a fresh contrast, and At the core of the program was Franz the descending bell tolls of Rachmaninoff ’s Schubert’s Fantasie in F Minor, D. , for “Tears” resonated with profundity in the hall. ■

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Of the Heart, In the Fingers t has been nearly 40 years since Israeli native Yuval Yaron won the Sibelius Violin Competition in Helsinki, but on Sunday the formidable violinist and UCSB professor demonstrated that his chops are still red hot. This delightful faculty recital brought Yaron and his esteemed colleague Robert Koenig, head of UCSB’s Collaborative Piano Program, to the Music Academy of the West for a substantial program of 10 works, varying in style from Beethoven’s Violin Sonata No.  in C minor, Op. , No. , to Fritz Kreisler’s arrangement of Manuel de Falla’s Dance Espagnole. Playing entirely from memory, Yaron chose works that clearly have found their way into his heart, as well as his fingers. With no dainty warm-up, Yaron and Koe-

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nig leapt immediately into the deep waters of Beethoven. Passages in the first movement felt tentative, as the two seemed to take their bearings, but the playful dialogue, sense of space, and lightning strikes of the adagio that followed were wonderful. From there the ascent was steep and unrelenting: Works by Mendelssohn, Sibelius, and Rachmaninoff led to dazzling showpieces for virtuoso violin by Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst and Henryk Wieniawksi.Yaron’s violin became a human voice in “Nigun” from Baal Shem Tov Suite by Ernst Bloch, with bluesybending ornaments and a whispery cry in the end filled with the fervor of his Jewish heritage. The unaccompanied “Concert Variations” on The Last Rose of Summer by Ernst was a triumphant catalogue of technique and finesse. ■

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f you ask leading man Brooks Nielsen how The Growlers got their start, he’ll tell you he fell backward into music: that he and friend Matt Taylor started jamming, then played a house party, then another, until a record coalesced. Somewhere in between here and there, the band’s hometown of Costa Mesa adopted The Growlers as their resident freak-flag bearers. Shows were thrown and kids showed up in droves, from both sides of the tracks. White skaters and surfers commingled with Latino punks, forging a scene that has held tight YOUR AURA IS PURPLE: The Growlers are Southern California’s around The Growlers’ “beach reigning psych-rock act. They bring their fuzzed-out sound and goth” tunes. sparkle-filled stage sets to Santa Barbara on December 14. Musically speaking, The Growlers don’t sound too calculated either. The band’s ’60s-inspired surf guitars meander woozily, injected with a heady dose know their schedule a year in advance, and we’ve never of psychedelia and wrapped in a serape of reverb and been like that. It’s been more like, “Shit, we’re so busy, and vocal effects. we tour a lot, and now we’re home, and we need a record, “They moan, and I like that,” giggled one female fan, like, now.” Then we run into a studio and do it in two weeks caught on video outside the band’s show in Nashville. and kind of go from there. We’ve never really been that Today, The Growlers stand atop the roster of L.A. indie band that had a chance to go shop around for labels. All I’ve label Everloving Records. They’ve released four full-length heard is that the industry’s changing and labels are going albums, five EPs, and seem to be churning out new music to be obsolete, so I’ve always been in that mindset where faster than they can record it. it’s like,“Fuck it. We’ve got a label. Let’s put out a record.” “We’re always filling our plate full,” said Nielsen last week from his Costa Mesa home, discussing Gilded Plea- Let’s talk lyrics. Who or what inspires you? I never really get specific about songs. But nobody around sures, the band’s recent nine-song EP for Everloving. “Everything in our house is kind of gilded,” Nielsen me is safe, because I’ll write about everybody. People close explains of the title. “I make do with what I have, and the to me are always asking,“Hey, is that song about me?” But records are the same way. I start with a small idea or feel- generally if I start thinking about one person, I’ll end up ing and through us adding all the reverb and electric to it, thinking about every other person who’s experienced that same thing, and I’ll kind of tie it in. So if you think it’s about it gets gilded.” Below, Nielsen chats about hard work, California love, you, it’s usually about three or four other people, too. And and finding inspiration. The Growlers play SOhO Restau- it’s always a bit about me. rant & Music Club on Saturday, December 14.

You guys just got back from Europe. Did you fall in love with it? I’m a little too American for that. I do love it over there; you get into Spain, and it feels kind of like Southern California. It’s beautiful. But we have a bit of all that here, you know? I could fall in love with Amsterdam because of how loose it is, but it’s the same exact feeling where I’m at here, in every sense of it. I’m just too in love with California to cheat on her.

With three back-to-back sold-out nights in L.A. later this month, do you think the home shows have changed? I think we’re just lucky. We’ve

thrown shows with friends’ bands and always had a really good thing here. From the beginning when we were doing warehouse shows, they were always full of crazy kids. We try to pay attention to our growth. The reason we’re playing The Echo [three times] is because if we do those larger venues, we have to charge a fan way too much money. Fuck the prestige of being in a big venue with some bigger bands. It’s more important for us to play some vibey spot like the Echoplex, and the fans get to afford it.

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think about it too much. When I first started doing this, I thought, “What the hell am I doing? Why would I want to be in a band? Why am I going onstage and wiggling around? What is the point of this?” But the more songs we wrote and the more we heard of people liking it and being inspired by it and the more the little Growlers fans popped up — it started making me feel better, like there was a reason to be doing this. It’s not completely kooky to be an entertainer. I don’t feel like an actor. I’m making people happy. This is good. And that’s all convincing, but you still second-guess a lot of things, you know? What keeps me going is that I know I signed up four guys to do it, too, and if I quit, they’re fucked, so I’m not quitting.

That’s the only thing? There’s positive things that

make you feel good, too, like finishing a record with your friends. That’s a huge thing, and it feels great. The Growlers play SOhO Restaurant & Music Club (1221 State St.) on Saturday, December 14, at 9:30 p.m. Call 962-7776 or visit sohosb.com for tickets and info.

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f California is all long highways and summer breezes, then The Mowgli’s are writing its saccharine-sweet soundtrack. The Los Angeles–based eightpiece — made up of Michael Vincze (guitar, vocals), Colin Louis Dieden (vocals, guitar, percussion), Katie Jayne Earl (vocals, percussion), Matthew Di Panni (bass, vocals), Josh Hogan (guitar, vocals), Dave Appelbaum (keys, vocals), Spencer Trent (percussion, guitar, melodica, vocals), and Andy Warren (drums, percussion, vocals) — are making the kind of bright, sparkly folk pop that seems built for beachside BBQs and late-night, top-down drives. Ask about the band’s goals, and you’ll get an even better glimpse into their laid-back, Golden State–centric positivity.“This band was founded on the ideals that every single person on this earth deserves equal treatment and that we are all in this together,” says Matthew. Ain’t that sweet? This Saturday, December 14, The Mowgli’s take the stage at Velvet Jones as part of their current West Coast tour, for which each of the shows is doubling as a canned-food drive. They’re calling it the Random Acts of Kindness Tour, and it’s just one of the ways The Mowgli’s are spreading the love. I know a number of you are from Calabasas. How did you guys all meet? Michael, Katie, Andy, David, and myself all grew up together and were in elementary school through high school. Spencer moved to Calabasas and began attending our high school. Josh moved from Oklahoma to L.A. and began playing music with Michael. I met Colin a few years after high school, and eventually everyone met each other within our crew.

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Art, Design & Architecture Museum – Freedom Now!, Year of Rebellion by Joe Melchione, Art and Its Discontents, and Ambiguous Histories: Selected Works from the Exit Art Portfolios, through Dec. ; 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-1950: History Through the Eye of a Needle, through Jan. , . Multiple permanent installations.  S. H St., Lompoc, -. Rancho La Patera/Stow House – Multiple permanent exhibits hosted by the Goleta Valley Historical Society.  N. Los Carneros Rd., Goleta, -. S.B. Historical Museum – 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, through Mar. , .  Harbor Wy., #, -. S.B. Museum of Art – Totally 80s: 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., -. The C Gallery – Mike Brady: At It 30 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., -. Curious Cup Bookstore – Peggy Oki: Dinosaurs, A Pony, and Find the Frogs, Oh My!, through Dec. .  Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria, -. Divine Inspiration Gallery of Fine Art – A Time of Reflection, through Dec. .  State St., -. Elizabeth Gordon Gallery – Ryan Mault: Solo Exhibition, through Dec. .  W. Gutierrez 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., -. Marcia Burtt Studio– Great and Small, through Jan. , .  Laguna St., -. Porch – Virginia McCracken, through Dec. .  Santa Claus Ln., Carpinteria, -. S.B. Tennis Club – Sunburst: Age of Innocence: The Commune Photography of Mehosh -, Dec.  - Jan. , .  Foothill Rd., -. Santa Maria Country Club – Artwork for the Animals by Margie Bowker, through Dec. .  W. Waller Ln., Santa Maria, -.

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DEC. 12 – 19 Sullivan Goss, An American Gallery – Tonalism Now, Tonalism Then, through Dec. ; 100 Grand, through Feb. , ; In Defense of Beauty: Leon Dabo’s Floral Oils, 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., -. SUN: Santa Barbara Strings’ Winter Concert (pm) Lobero Theatre –  E. Canon Perdido St., -. SAT: Hallelujah Project (pm) SUN: Hallelujah Project (pm) Storke Placita –  block of State St, -. SAT: nd Annual TubaChristmas (noon) Trinity Episcopal Church –  State St., -. SUN: Advent Organ Series: Emma Lou Diemer (:-:pm) Unity Church –  E. Arrellaga St., -. FRI: Come Messiah King, a Christmas Cantata (pm)

POP, ROCK & JAZZ Adama –  Chapala St., -. THU: Greg Harrison (pm) Arlington Theatre –  State St., -. THU /: Joe Bonamassa (pm) Brewhouse –  W. Montecito St., -. THU-SAT, WED: Live Music (pm) Cold Spring Tavern –  Stagecoach Rd., -. FRI: Alice Walker (-pm) SAT: Steve Fort (-pm); Arwen and Peter Lewis (-pm) SUN: Tom Ball and Kenny Sultan (:-pm); Cadillac Angels (:- :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) Elings Park Performing Arts Center–  Alameda Ave., Goleta, -. SAT: Dos Pueblos High School Holiday Festival of Voices (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 Granada Theatre –  State St., -. THU: Philip Claypool (pm) FRI: Jeff Tweedy (pm) MON: Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour (pm) 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 Jasz th Anniversary (::pm) SUN, MON: Karaoke (pm) TUE: Ben Markham and Brian Cole WED: Open Mike Night Live Oak Unitarian –  N. Fairview Ave., -. FRI: Molly’s Revenge, Christa Burch (pm) Marquee –  State St., -. THU: Thursday Jazz Night (pm) WED: Open Mike Night (pm) Moby Dick Restaurant –  Stearns Wharf, -. WED-SAT: Derroy (pm) SUN: Derroy (am)

Monty’s –  Hollister Ave., Goleta, -. THU: Karaoke Night (pm) O’Malleys and the Study Hall –  State St., -. THU: College Night with DJ Gavin Old Town Tavern –  Orange Ave., Goleta, -. FRI, SAT, WED: Karaoke Night (:pm) Palapa Restaurant –  State St., -. FRI: Live Mariachi Music (:pm) Ranch & Reata Roadhouse –  Sagunto St., Santa Ynez, -. FRI: Molly Ringwald Project (pm) SAT: Steve Styles & Band (pm) Reds Tapas & Wine Bar –  Helena Ave., -. THU /: Santa Barbara Voice Academy Showcase (:); Music Thursday (pm) THU /: Music Thursday (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 Lower ’s (pm) Standing Sun Winery –  Second St., Unit D, Buellton, -. FRI: Aoife O’Donovan (pm) SOhO Restaurant & Music Club –  State St., -. THU: Gabe Reali, Erik Ireland Olsen, Mac Talley Trip, Cameron Ray, King of the Moon, The Agreeables (pm) FRI: California Honeydrops, The “T” Sisters (pm) SAT: The Growlers (:pm) SUN: Venice: Holiday Show (:pm) MON: Jamie Kent w/Cole Bettles (:pm) TUE: Kate Graves w/Kim Michalowski, Jesse Rhodes, Steve Key, Adam Phillips (:) WED: Jim Kimo West with Kapo Ku and Nani Edgar (pm) Statemynt –  State St., -. THU: DJ Akorn WED: Blues Night (pm) Tiburon Tavern –  State St., -. FRI: Karaoke Night (:pm) Velvet Jones –  State St., -. THU: Code -, Toy Guitar, Massenger (pm) FRI: Velvet’s -Year Anniversary with Old Man Markley, Dave Hause, Wil Ridge (pm) SAT: The Mowglis (pm) THU: Best of Friends: A Very Merry Christmas Acoustic Tour (pm) Whiskey Richard’s –  State St., -. MON: Open Mike Night (pm) WED: Punk on Vinyl (pm) Wildcat –  W. Ortega St., -. THU: DJs Hollywood and Patrick B SUN: Red Room with DJ Gavin Roy (pm) TUE: Local Band Night (pm) Zodo’s –  Calle Real, Goleta, -. THU: KjEE Thursday Night Strikes (:-:pm) MON: Service Industry Night (pm)

theater Arlington Theatre – Santa Barbara Festival Ballet Presents The Nutcracker.  State St., -. SAT: : and pm SUN: :pm Center Stage Theater – You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.  Paseo Nuevo, -. SUN-WED: pm Ojai Ctr. for the Arts – Miracle on 34th St.  S. Montgomery St., Ojai, -. FRI, SAT: pm SUN: pm Rubicon Theatre – Little Miss Scrooge.  E. Main St., Ventura, -. WED: pm, pm THU: pm Solvang Festival Theater – Solvang Nativity Pageant.  nd St., Solvang, -. SAT:  and pm

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(105 mins.; PG-13: sexual references, crude humor, language)

Madea accompanies a friend to visit her daughter and turns her unique holiday spirit on a town full of unsuspecting country folk. Fiesta 5

Jim Carrey stars as the Grinch in the liveaction take on Dr. Seuss’ classic tale about a Christmas-stealing creature. Sun., Dec. 15, noon, Granada Theatre, 1214 State St.

Elf (97 mins.; PG: mild rude humor, language)

Will Ferrell stars in this 2003 hit about a man raised as an elf in Santa’s workshop who sets out to discover his true identity. Sun., Dec. 15, 5pm, Granada Theatre, 1214 State St.

Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas (26 mins.; TV-PG)

When Sid the sloth lands on Santa’s naughty list, he travels to the North Pole to set things right. Sat., Dec. 14, 11am, Granada Theatre, 1214 State St.

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (97 mins.; PG-13: mild sensuality, some crude humor)

Chevy Chase stars as Clark Griswold in this 1989 holiday classic about a family Christmas gone bad. Sat., Dec. 14, 7pm, Granada Theatre, 1214 State St.

Shrek the Halls (30 mins.; TV-PG) The Shrek characters share their own take on holiday traditions. Sat., Dec. 14, 11am, Granada Theatre, 1214 State St.

White Christmas (120 mins.; NR) Bing Crosby stars in this 1954 musical about a male song-and-dance duo that falls in love with a traveling sister act during Christmas. Sat., Dec. 14, 3pm, Granada Theatre, 1214 State St.

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The Wizard of Oz (102 mins.; PG: some scary moments)

Dorothy Gale (Judy Garland) is whisked away to a magical land in a tornado, and then sets out on an epic journey to find her way home. Mon., Dec. 16, 7:30pm, Arlington (3-D)

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) Fairview/Paseo Nuevo

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

A free black man living in antebellum 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

✯ Frozen

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Anna and Kristoff unite on an epic journey to find Anna’s sister Elsa and rescue their kingdom from an endless winter. Besides its long-overdue bow to feminist hopes, Frozen strikes a nice balance between expectation and surprise; we’re on safe (if frigid) terrain, but the plot keeps you guessing. (DJP) Fairview (2-D)/Fiesta 5 (2-D and 3-D)

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

✯ The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (146 mins.; PG-13: intense sequences

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

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The Book Thief (131 mins.; PG-13: some violence, intense depiction of thematic material)

A young girl living in World War II Germany finds solace in stealing books and sharing their stories with her friends. Meanwhile, her adoptive parents harbor a Jewish refugee in their home. The Book Thief is without question a moving film, but in the end, it dilutes its own purposes. (DJP) Paseo Nuevo

✯ 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

✯ Delivery Man

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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) Camino Real/Metro 4

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An elderly, hard-drinking dad travels from Montana to Nebraska to reconnect with his estranged son and claim a milliondollar sweepstakes prize. Director and Nebraska boy Alexander Payne (Sideways, About Schmidt) comes home and delivers another peculiar but ultimately touching doozy of a film. Paseo Nuevo Thor: The Dark World (112 mins.;

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TAURUS (Apr. 20 - May 20): In 2009, actress Sandra Bullock starred in three films, two of which earned her major recognition. For her performance in All About Steve, she was given a Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actress. Her work in The Blind Side, on the other hand, won her an Oscar for Best Actress. I’m thinking that you may experience a similar paradox in the coming days, Taurus. Some of your efforts might be denigrated, while others are praised. It may even be the case that you’re criticized and applauded for the same damn thing. How to respond? Learn from Bullock’s example. She gave gracious acceptance speeches at the award ceremonies for both the Golden Raspberry and the Oscar.

the life choices in front of you right now. I’m going to suggest you go with the second option. At the very least, avoid the third.

CANCER (June 21 - July 22): Are you feeling a bit pinched, parched, and prickly? Given the limitations you’ve had to wrestle with lately, I wouldn’t be surprised if you were. Even though you have passed some of the sneaky tests and solved some of the itchy riddles you’ve been compelled to deal with, they have no doubt contributed to the pinched, parched prickliness. Now what can be done to help you recover your verve? I’m thinking that all you will have to do is respond smartly to the succulent temptations that life will bring your way in the coming weeks.

LEO (July 23 - Aug. 22): Have you ever situated yourself between two big bonfires on a beach and basked in the primal power? Was there a special moment in your past when you found yourself sitting between two charismatic people you loved and admired, soaking up the life-giving radiance they exuded? Did you ever read a book that filled you with exaltation as you listened to music that thrilled your soul? These are the kinds of experiences I hope you seek out in the coming week. I’d love to see you get nourished stereophonically by rich sources of excitement.

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(May 21 - June 20): Almost 2,000 years ago, a Roman doctor named Scribonius Largus developed recipes for three different kinds of toothpaste. One contained the ashes of burned-up deer antler, aromatic resin from an evergreen shrub known as mastic, and a rare mineral called sal ammoniac. His second toothpaste was a mix of barley flour, vinegar, honey, and rock salt. Then there was the third: sun-dried radish blended with finely ground glass. Let’s get a bit rowdy here and propose that these three toothpastes have metaphorical resemblances to

(Aug. 23 - Sept. 22): Mythically speaking, this would be a propitious time for you to make an offering to the sea goddess. In dreams or meditations or fantasies, I suggest you dive down into the depths, find the supreme feminine power in her natural habitat, and give her a special gift. Show her how smart you are in the way you express love, or tell her exactly how you will honor her wisdom in the future. If she is receptive, you may even ask her for a favor. Maybe she’ll be willing to assist you in accessing the deep feelings that haven’t been fully available to you. Or perhaps she will teach you how to make conscious the secrets you have been keeping from yourself.

Homework: What holiday gifts do you want? Express your outrageous demands and humble requests. Freewillastrology.com.

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(Sept. 23 - Oct. 22): Don’t linger in a doorway, Libra. Don’t camp out in a threshold or get stuck in the middle of anything. I understand your caution, considering the fact that life is presenting you with such paradoxical clues. But if you remain ambivalent too much longer, you may obstruct the influx of more definitive information. The best way to generate the clarity and attract the help you need will be to make a decisive move — either in or out, either forward or backward, either up or down.

(Dec. 22 - Jan. 19): “Finifugal” is a rarely used English adjective that I need to invoke in order to provide you with the proper horoscope. It refers to someone who avoids or dislikes endings — like a child who doesn’t want a bedtime story to conclude, or an adult who’s in denial about how it’s finally time to wrap up long-unfinished business. You can’t afford to be finifugal in the coming days, Capricorn. This is the tail end of your cycle. It won’t be healthy for you to shun climaxes and denouements. Neither will it be wise to merely tolerate them. Somehow, you’ve got to find a way to love and embrace them. (P.S. That’s the best strategy for ensuring the slow-motion eruption of vibrant beginnings after your birthday.)

SCORPIO (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21): “It’s a rare person who wants to hear what he doesn’t want to hear,” said TV talk show host Dick Cavett. I will love it if you make yourself one of those rare types in the coming week, Scorpio. Can you bring yourself to be receptive to truths that might be disruptive? Are you willing to send out an invitation to the world, asking to be shown revelations that contradict your fixed theories and foregone conclusions? If you do this hard work, I promise that you will be granted a brainstorm and a breakthrough. You might also be given a new reason to brag.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21): There are pregnant truths I could reveal to you right now that I’ve decided not to disclose. I don’t think you’re prepared to hear them yet. If I told you what they are, you wouldn’t be receptive or able to register their full meaning; you might even misinterpret them. It is possible, however, that you could evolve rather quickly in the next two weeks. So let’s see if I can nudge you in the direction of getting the experiences necessary to become ready. Meditate on what parts of you are immature or underdeveloped — aspects that may one day be skilled and gracious, but are not yet. I bet that once you identify what needs ripening, you will expedite the ripening. And then you will become ready to welcome the pregnant truths.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18): According to 20th-century British author John Cowper Powys,“A bookshop is a dynamiteshed, a drugstore of poisons, a bar of intoxicants, a den of opiates, an island of sirens.” He didn’t mean that literally, of course. He was referring to the fact that the words contained in books can inflame and enthrall the imagination. I think you will be wise to seek out that level of arousal in the coming weeks, Aquarius. Your thoughts need to be aired out and rearranged. Your feelings are crying out for strenuous exercise, including some pure, primal catharses. Do whatever it takes to make sure that happens.

PISCES (Feb. 19 - Mar. 20): “I am not fearless,” says Mexican journalist and women’s right advocate Lydia Cacho,“but I’m not overtaken by fear. Fear is quite an interesting animal. It’s like a pet. If you mistreat it, it will bite, but if you understand it and accept it in your house, it might protect you.” This is an excellent time to work on transforming your fright reflexes, Pisces. You have just the right kind of power over them: strong and crafty and dynamic, but not grandiose or cocky or delusional. You’re ready to make your fears serve you, not drain you.

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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 atmo‑ sphere & fun, spontaneous 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.

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OPAL RESTAURANT & Bar 1325 State St. 966‑9676 $$.Open M‑S 11:30a & 7 nights 5p. V MC AE Local’s Favorite, Eclectic California Cuisine fuses creative influences from around the world with American Regional touches: Chile‑ Crusted Filet Mignon to Pan‑ Seared Fresh Fish & Seafood, Homemade Pastas, Gourmet Pizzas, Fresh baked Breads, Deliciously Imaginative Salads & Homemade Desserts. OPAL radi‑ ates a friendly, warm atmosphere graced by our fun efficient Service, Full bar, Martinis, Wine Spectator award‑winning wine list, private room. Lunches are affordable and equally delicious. PIERRE LAFOND Wine Bistro 516 State Street 962‑1455 $$ 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 cuisine showcasing the best local products. 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 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 roast‑ ing company since 1989. Come in for the freshest most delicious 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.

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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 changing menu with choices of vegitarian, vegan, and meat options. Catering Avaliable for par‑ ties of up to 40 people.

French 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”; experience 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 products. Relax, enjoy the ambi‑ ence, the food & parler francais! Bon Appetit! pacificcrepe.com PETIT VALENTIEN, 1114 STATE ST. #14, 805‑966‑0222. Open M‑F 11:30‑ 3pm (lunch). M‑Sat 5pm‑Close (dinner). 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 roman‑ tic atmosphere makes the perfect date spot. Comfortable locale for dinner parties, or even just a relax‑ ing 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 selec‑ tion of wholesome French pastries. Breakfast & lunch menu is com‑ posed of egg dishes, sandwiches & salads representing Renaud’s favorites. Our Brewed coffees & teas are proudly 100% Organic.

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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!

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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

able, romantic atmosphere. Vegan & Gluten‑ Free Pasta and Salad Options available. Wine & Beer. Full menu at: www.sbaldos.com

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

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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” NAAN STOP ‑ Popular, Casual Dinining, Indian Restaurant w/ Boba “Best Health Food Restaurant” “Best drinks, chicken tikka masala, saag tofu, Veggie Burger” “Best Sidewalk Cafe Patio” “Best Fish Taco” all in the naan bread, and all other favorites! Independent Reader’s Poll. Daily 966 Embarcadero del Mar 685‑4715. Specials, Char‑Broiled Chicken, Fresh Fish, Homemade Soups, Hearty SPICE AVENUE/INDIA Club Salads, Healthy Sandwiches, Juice Moved from State Street, brand new location! Authentic Indian Cuisine. Bar, Microbrews, Local Wines, and Zagat Rated since 2006. A fam‑ the Best Patio on State St. 9 locations serving the Central Coast. www.the‑ ily owned restaurant from London, 5 naturalcafe.com Star Chef from India Dinesh, lunch buffet 7 days a week, w/ special Dosa menu on Sat. & Sun. Beer & Wine. SOJOURNER CAFÉ, 134 E. Canon Open 7 days a week. 5701 Calle Real. Perdido 965‑7922. Open 11‑11 Th‑Sat; 11a‑10:30p Sun‑Wed. SB’s natural 805‑967‑ 7171 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, ALDO’S ITALIAN Restaurant 1031 State St. 963‑6687. $$ Open 7 days. wine, smoothies, shakes & fresh juic‑ Lunch & Dinner. V MC AE DC DV. es sojournercafe.com 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‑

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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. 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

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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Few Central Coast success stories are as satisfying as the hard work‑ meets‑smart moves saga of Michael Sinor, whose eyes were opened to San Luis Obispo County’s Edna Valley as a Cal Poly student in 1991 and haven’t blinked since, with top score‑snagging gigs at Domaine Alfred (now Chamisal Vineyards) and Ancient Peaks, which he helped start. Though a county designate, this syrah from his personal label is mostly from Bassi Ranch, the ocean view vineyard between 101 and Avila Beach that Sinor took over this year, and its utterly cool climate character sings white pepper, marinated olive, and tart cranberry. Expect Sinor’s production — which has been focused mostly on unforgettably tasty pinot noir and hovering for more than a decade around a scant 400 cases — to grow slowly in both varietal (think albarino, pinot gris, chardonnay, etc.) and amount (perhaps approaching 2,500 cases one day). Meanwhile, look out for a tasting room in the near future on the road to Avila as well. See SinorLaVallee.com.

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Renegade Wines: 417 Santa Barbara St. Ste A‑6, 805‑568‑1961. Tues‑Fri 11a‑6p, Sat. 12‑6p. Sun‑Mon by appointment. SB’s oldest wine shop, over 23 years same location. We are Santa Barbara’s premier wine retailer, offering a wide variety of local and imported wines. Our diverse assort‑ ment of wine comes from the world’s finest vineyards with prices start‑ ing around $9. View our full inven‑ tory @ www.renegadewines.com. We store your wine. 3000sq feet of temp.

controlled wine lockers; 8 case lock‑ ers‑300 case rooms. Off‑street park‑ ing. 2 blocks from State St. (2nd driveway @ 126 E. Haley) Monthly tastings & private tastings avail‑ able. 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 highly expressive sin‑ gle‑vineyard Pinot Noirs rarely offered outside of the winery. Sample highly acclaimed Chardonnays, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris. Cabernet and Syrah sourced from warmer SB Co. locales are voluptuous. Taste wine and shop for eclectic gifts in a newly renovated, vintage inspired atmo‑ sphere. 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 ven‑ erable winery is the county’s oldest‑ est.1962, and offers many interna‑ tionally 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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he popular Lilly’s Taquería at  Chapala Street, voted #1 for tacos in every restaurant poll on the South Coast, has opened a second location at -D Storke Road (formerly La Carreta, next to Kmart). Being a huge taco fan, I am especially excited because I happen to live just a block away from the new venue. Lilly’s is all about tacos and does not serve rice, beans, or chips. The menu includes chicken, beef, steamed beef, pork, and veggie tacos. The more adventurous can try the tripe, head, cheek, lip, tongue, and eyeball tacos, which the Restaurant Gal and I thoroughly enjoyed last weekend. Hours are Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 10:30 a.m. - 9 p.m. and Friday-Saturday, 10:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. For more information, call 845-9180.

A FAMILY AFFAIR: Lilly’s owner Jose Sepulveda poses with wife Sonia Guido and daughter Lilly, along with son (and general manager) Cesar Guido and grandson Tony Guido.

PIZZA HUT RETURNING TO S.B.? This just in from reader David: “I heard from a kid over at the bakery across the way that a guy wants to open a Pizza Hut in the front building at  South Milpas Street and he’s trying to get permits. It’s where Coastal Advance used to be next to Olympia Studios.” Before they left the South Coast, Pizza Hut was located at  De la Vina Street, the current home of Nicky D’s Wood Fired Pizza. STARBUCKS COMING TO MILPAS? An unconfirmed rumor from a good source suggests that Starbucks is coming to the  Milpas Street Blockbuster site when it closes down.

BUDDHA BOWLS OPENS IN I.V.: Buddha Bowls has opened at  Embarcadero del Mar in Isla Vista. A Buddha Bowl is a carved-out, freshly baked bread bowl packed with fresh ingredients and toasted. Hours are Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. and Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-2 a.m. For more information, call 961-4555 or visit buddhabowlsiv.com.

VERDÉ CLOSES: After just four months in business Verdé restaurant at  State Street has closed its doors. The business has been sold, and the new owner hopes to open a new concept at that address by the end of the year.

JUICE RANCH OPENS IN I.V.: Cold-pressed, organic

WHOLE FOODS TAPAS BAR: This just in from

juice purveyor Juice Ranch has opened its second South Coast location at  Trigo Road next to Crushcakes & Café. Last March, it opened its first S.B. location at  Parker Way, just around the corner from the Santa Barbara Roasting Company. For more information, visit juiceranch.com. THE FRESH MARKET OPENS: The Fresh Market

Grocery Store opened on December 11 at  North Milpas Street (formerly Scolari’s). JERSEY MIKE’S TO OPEN DOWNTOWN: Reader Steven let me know that there is a sign at  State Street, the former home of Quiznos subs, indicating that Jersey Mike’s sandwich shop intends to take over the space. Jersey Mike’s opened its first South Coast location at  Marketplace Drive, Goleta, in March 2012. SMOOTHIE SHOP COMING TO CARP: Reader PrimeTime tells me that a granola bowl/smoothie place is opening on Linden Avenue in Carpinteria, across the street from Robitaille’s Candies. BREWERY RESTAURANT COMING TO CARP:

Reader PrimeTime tells me that a new brewery/restaurant is coming to  Carpinteria Avenue (formerly Porch, across from Jack’s Bagels).

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reader Carla: “Hi John, Whole Foods S.B. has a new tapas bar, the ‘Buzz Hive’— 12 beers on tap and plenty of wines by the glass, cheese plates, panini, salads, and weekly complimentary beer and wine tastings.” CULT FOOD: Reader PrimeTime let me know that

a website called listchallenges.com includes Freebirds and The Habit (which both started on the South Coast) in its list of “The  Greatest Cult Fast Food Chains in America.” ACCIDENTAL SANTA: My main business line (800)

santabarbara ([800] 726-8222) just happens to be one digit off from (800) santaclaus ([800] 726-8225). Consequently, each year around Christmas, I receive thousands of phone calls from misdialing kiddies trying to reach Old St. Nick. When I first activated the phone number in December 2006, I played along, personally taking calls from nearly 1,000 children. After the News-Press wrote a story about my unusual predicament, which subsequently hit the AP wire, local and national media swarmed my home and rebroadcast my phone number all over the world, resulting in hundreds of thousands of calls pouring in. Ever since then, I have run a Santa Claus call center, with volunteers taking turns playing Santa, Mrs. Claus, or an Elf. Be sure to have your children call (800) 726-8222 on December 20-24, noon - 8 p.m. To volunteer to talk to children, you can sign up at accidentalsanta.com.

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legals aBC permiT NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of filing application: Dec 3 2013. To Whom it May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: SANTA BARBARA ZOOLOGICAL FOUNDATION The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 500 Ninos Dr Santa Barbara, CA 93103‑3759 for the following type of License: 47‑ON‑SALE GENERAL EATING PLACE and Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, 1000 South Hill Road Ste 310 Ventura, CA 93003. (805) 289‑0100. Published. Nov 12, 19, 26 2013.

FBN aBaNdoNmeNT STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following Fictitious Business Name is being abandoned: Central Coast Canine Boarding Resort at 3640 Roblar Ave Santa Ynez, CA 93460 The original statement for use of this Fictitious Business Name was filed Sep 8, 2009. in the County of Santa Barbara. Original file no. 2009‑ 0002885. The person(s) or entities abandoning use of this name are as follows: Central Coast Canine Boarding Resort (same address) This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 4, 2013 I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office, Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Gabriel Cabello. Published Dec 12, 19, 26 2013. Jan 2 2014.

FiCTiTiouS BuSiNeSS Name STaTemeNT 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: 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.

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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.

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

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: Ecson Temet Temet Nosce, NTTN at 830 Chelham Way Montecito, CA 93108; Robert Elliot Norton (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Robert Norton 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 Danielle Gomez. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003512. Published: Dec 12, 19, 26 2013. Jan 2, 2014.

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: Pathway To Healing at 1911 N. Via Establo Santa Maria, CA 93458; Roman Velasquez (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Roman Velasquez 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 Miriam Leon. FBN Number: 2013‑0003555. Published: Dec 12, 19, 26 2013. Jan 2, 2014.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Live Scan Santa Barbara at 411 E. Canon Perdido St., Suite #15 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Lawcopy, LLC (same address) This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Charles J Rao Jr This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 4, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Miriam Leon. FBN Number: 2013‑0003621. Published: Dec 12, 19, 26 2013. Jan 2, 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Pacific Paleo Foods at 224 W. Islay Street Apt A Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Lauren Leah Hannemann (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Lauren Hannemann 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: 2013‑0003486. Published: Dec 12, 19, 26 2013. Jan 2, 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Reed, Anderson, & Oliver at 411 East Canon Perdido Street, Suite #15 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Charles J Rao Jr. (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Charles J. Rao Jr. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 3, 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: 2013‑0003607. Published: Dec 12, 19, 26 2013. Jan 2, 2014.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Pathfinders Memorial Planning & Media at 742 Calle De Los Amigos Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Cecily Marble Hintzen (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Cecily Marble Hintzen This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 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 Danielle Gomez. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003622. Published: Dec 12, 19, 26 2013. Jan 2, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Radius Commercial Real Estate And Investments at 205 E Carrillo Street Suite 100 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Radius Group Commercial Real Estate, Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Radius Group Commercial Group Estate Inc. 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 Danielle Gomez. FBN Number: 2013‑0003560. Published: Dec 12, 19, 26 2013. Jan 2, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: All City Locksmith, FDR Electrical, FDR Lock, FDR Locksmith at 515 E Anapamu Street #C Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Edward W Roe (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Edward Roe This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 4, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Gabriel Cabello. FBN Number: 2013‑0003616. Published: Dec 12, 19, 26 2013. Jan 2, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Melsbiz at 37 Dearborn Place Apt 74 Goleta, CA 93117; Miguel Briceno (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Miguel Briceno This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 4, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Daniel Gomez. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003618. Published: Dec 12, 19, 26 2013. Jan 2, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Atlas Imagery at 409 West Figueroa Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Zachary Ramsey Brown 2720 Long Canyon Road Santa Ynez, CA 93460 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Zachary Brown 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 Andrea Luparello. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003509. Published: Dec 12, 19, 26 2013. Jan 2, 2014.

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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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, ( w w w. c o u r t i n f o . c a .­g o v / s e l f h e l p / 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, Executive Officer, By Renee Bradley, Deputy (Delegado) Published Nov 21, 27. Dec 5, 12 2013.

SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) SUMMONS: NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: (CITACION JUDICIAL) (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): CARPI, NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: LLC, a Calfornia limited liability (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): MEL company, 1541 BALL ROAD, LLC, a SARTAIN EMERGENCY PLUMBING California limited liability company; CO., INC. a California Corporation, all persons unknown claiming any CRITERION ENVIRONMENTAL, interest in the property, named as INC a California Corporation, DOES 1 through 50, inclusive, and QWIKRESPONSE DISASTER DOES 51 through 100, inclusive CONTROL, a Business entity, form YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: unknown, SEINN SCHLIDT, an (LO ESTA DEMANDANDO EL individual, NICOLE BROCKING, an DEMANDANTE): BRENDON individual ROES 1 to 10 TWIGDEN, an individual, BRENDON YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: TWIGDEN, as Trustee of the Twigden (LO ESTA DEMANDANDO EL Trust dated 6/25/1992 DEMANDANTE): JOANNA BARD NOTICE! You have been sued.The court NEWTON may decide against you without your NOTICE! You have been sued.The court being heard unless you respond within may decide against you without your 30 days. Read the information below. being heard unless you respond within You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this 30 days. Read the information below. Summons and legal papers are served You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this on you to file a written response at Summons and legal papers are served this court and have a copy served on on you to file a written response at the plaintiff a letter or phone call will this court and have a copy served on not protect you. Your written response the plaintiff a letter or phone call will must be in proper legal form if you want not protect you. Your written response the court to hear your case.There may must be in proper legal form if you want be a court form that you can use your the court to hear your case.There may for your response. You can find these be a court form that you can use your court forms and more information at for your response. You can find these the California Courts Online Self‑Help court forms and more information at Center(www.courtinfo.­ca.gov/selfhelp), the California Courts Online Self‑Help If you do not file your response on time, Center(www.courtinfo.­ca.gov/selfhelp), you may lose the case by default, and If you do not file your response on time, your wages, money and property may you may lose the case by default, and be taken without further warning from your wages, money and property may the court. be taken without further warning from There are other legal requirements. You the court. may want to call an attorney right away. There are other legal requirements. You If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney right away. may call an attorney referral service. If If you do not know an attorney, you you cannot afford an attorney, you may may call an attorney referral service. If be eligible for free legal services from a you cannot afford an attorney, you may nonprofit legal services program. You be eligible for free legal services from a can locate these nonprofit groups at the nonprofit legal services program. You California Legal Services Web site (www.­ can locate these nonprofit groups at the lawhelpcalifornia.org), the California California Legal Services Web site (www.­ Courts Online Self‑Help Center (www.­ lawhelpcalifornia.org), the California courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), or by Courts Online Self‑Help Center (www.­ contacting your local court or county bar courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), or by association. contacting your local court or county bar Tiene 30 DIAS DE CALENDARIO despues association. de que le entreguen esta citacion y Tiene 30 DIAS DE CALENDARIO despues papeles legales papa presentar una de que le entreguen esta citacion y respuesta por escrito en esta corte y papeles legales papa presentar una hacer que se entregue una copia al respuesta por escrito en esta corte y demandante. Una carta o una llamada hacer que se entregue una copia al telefonica no lo protegen. Su respuesta demandante. Una carta o una llamada por escrito tiene que estar en formato telefonica no lo protegen. Su respuesta legal correcto si desea que procesen su por escrito tiene que estar en formato 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, ( w w w. c o u r t i n f o . c a .­g o v / s e l f h e l p / 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 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 13CA00603‑1 Order No. 02‑ 13046273 APN: 065‑540‑19‑00 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 04/03/2006. 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On January 2, 2014 at 01:00 PM, RSM&A Foreclosure Services, LLC as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded April 20, 2006 as Document Number: 2006‑ 0031191 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Santa Barbara County, California, executed by: Teresa Rodriguez Cortez, a single woman as Trustor, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for SCME Mortgage Bankers, Inc., a California Corporation, as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by 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) at the following location: At the main entrance to the County Courthouse, 1100 Anacapa Street., Santa Barbara, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said

County, California describing the land therein: Legal description as more fully described in said deed of trust. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 822 VIA MIGUEL, SANTA BARBARA, CA 93111. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to‑wit: $830,619.95 (Estimated*) *Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. 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 the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (714) 277‑4845 or visit this Internet Web Site www.USA‑forclosure.com, using the file number, 13CA00603‑1, assigned to this case. Information about postponements that are very short duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not be immediately reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. DATE: 12/04/2013 RSM&A Foreclosure Services, LLC 43252 Woodward Ave, Suite 180 Bloomfield Hills, CA 48302 (805) 804‑ 5616 For specific information on sales including bid amounts call (714) 277‑ 4845. Kimberly A. Karas, Authorized Agent of RSM&A Foreclosures Services, LLC FEI# 1045.244983 12/12/2013, 12/19/2013, 12/26/2013 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

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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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SANTA BARBARA Duplex w/in 2

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

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

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

$1,500,000 GTprop.com/1721SantaBarbara

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

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

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

Upon Request GTProp.com/362PorLaMar

6260 COVINGTON WAY

1715 THOMAS AVENUE

430 DE LA VINA STREET

724 CALLE DE LOS AMIGOS

911 SAN PASCUAL STREET

PENDING

NEW PRICE

NEW PRICE

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

SANTA BARBARA Dual living possibili-

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

SANTA BARBARA 3BD/2.5BA home

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

$789,000 GTprop.com/6260Covington

$779,000 GTprop.com/1715Thomas

$699,000 GTprop.com/430DeLaVina

$625,000 GTprop.com/724CalleDeLosAmigos

$625,000 GTprop.com/911SanPascual

3663 SAN REMO DRIVE #2F

625 N. ALISOS STREET

424 COMMERCE COURT

1222 CARPINTERIA ST. #C

30 W. CONSTANCE AVE. #1

PENDING

PENDING

PENDING

PENDING

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

SANTA BARBARA Updated 3BD/1BA downtown home. Mtn views, wood flrs, covered deck, fenced grass yard w/ patio.

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

SANTA BARBARA Prime location!

LOMPOC Flat, level, .09 acre commer-

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

cial 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.

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

$529,000 GTprop.com/3663SanRemo2F

$489,000 GTprop.com/625NAlisos

$450,000 GTprop.com/424Commerce

$425,000 GTprop.com/1222CarpinteriaC

$419,000 GTprop.com/30WConstance1

237 NORTH D STREET

367 CANNON GREEN DR. H

RENTAL LOMPOC Triplex on corner lot. 3/1

GOLETA Avail. 1/1/14. Remodeled

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

condo near UCSB, 3BD/2BA in great complex. Swimming pool & tennis court.

$279,000 GTprop.com/237NorthD

$2,600/mo GTprop.com/367CannonGreenH

BRE# 01477382

Santa Barbara’s best value in real estate.

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2000 State Street, Santa Barbara

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Santa Barbara Independent, 12/12/13