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CONTENTS

In Memoriam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Barney Brantingham’s On the Beat . . . . 23

THE WEEK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 LIVING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

Living Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Food & Drink . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

No Dam Water

Reservoirs Plunge, State Water in Doubt, Emergency Declared (Nick Welsh)

Arts Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Theater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Pop, Rock & Jazz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Arts & Entertainment Listings . . . . . . . . 50

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NEWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Capitol Letters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

OPINIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Angry Poodle Barbecue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Letters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Anyone can write about what is there; it takes a real pro to write about what isn’t. And in this case, it’s rain. After three years of going without, even the most cautious of bureaucrats will admit we’re in the middle of a drought. For the past 25 years, Santa Barbara Independent writer Nick Welsh has been connecting dots that weren’t there in his Angry Poodle column, so who better to write about the splash made by raindrops that have yet to fall? A traditional foxhole atheist, Welsh echoed the sentiments of nearly everyone he interviewed for this week’s cover story when he said, “Pray for rain.”

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Shawn Colvin, S.B. Dance Theater, Giraffage, and Jimmy Titanic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . independent.com/reviews

Movie Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

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Obituaries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Rob Brezsny’s Free Will Astrology . . . . . 58

Jeffrey Moualim on ending the left-right culture war . . . . . . independent.com/opinions

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Interview with Father Greg Boyle (pictured), who talks in town this Thursday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . independent.com/gangs

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TOTAL TURNAROUND: All the supervisors agreed Tuesday to hold off on putting an oil-extraction tax on the June ballot. Janet Wolf (center), Salud Carbajal, and Doreen Farr had previously supported the tax but changed their minds this week, siding with Peter Adam (left) and Steve Lavagnino (right).

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BY LY Z H O F F M A N f a special Board of Supervisors hearing in December was any indication, it seemed likely that county voters would be asked to approve an oil-extraction tax on their June ballots. But where that meeting went one way, Tuesday’s went the other. In a surprise move — as evidenced by the reactions of many oil-industry representatives who showed up to oppose the suggested tax — Supervisors Salud Carbajal, Janet Wolf, and Doreen Farr, who all voted to put the ballot measure’s wheels in motion in December, reversed course and sided with colleagues Peter Adam and Steve Lavagnino to shelve the tax. “I think the issue before us is a very important issue,” said Carbajal, citing a recent Grand Jury report that advocated placing such a tax on the ballot. “I think we would be wise to give consideration to it in the future at some point; but I think for the time being, I have given some reconsideration to moving forward.” The proposed tax — which, if approved by voters, would have imposed a $1-per-barrel fee on certain on- and offshore oil producers operating within unincorporated regions of the county and within three miles of shore — would have generated around $3 million a year. As decided by Carbajal, Wolf, and Farr in December, that revenue was to be divided among county libraries, parks, and fire operations. But being poor in key support, rich in opposition, and crunched for time, the measure quickly found itself fighting against the tide. A so-called special tax, the measure only required a 3-2 vote from the board to make it to the ballot — a vote that split on North-South county lines in December — but required 66 percent approval 10

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from voters. From the start, oil-industry officials vowed to fight the tax, and environmental groups expressed serious skepticism. Linda Krop of the Environmental Defense Center (EDC), for example, worried that the prospect of extra revenue would motivate county planning agencies to approve new oil projects. Krop said this week that the EDC was fine with the tax being put to the side. Adam and Lavagnino had been against the tax from the start and expressed mild surprise about their coworkers’ change of heart Tuesday. After a tax-opposed public speaker quoted President Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural address —“with malice for none, with charity for all”— to illustrate his point, Adam paraphrased some lines from Dr. Seuss’s Green Eggs and Ham to voice his satisfaction with the tax’s shelving: “Not in a house, not with a mouse; not in a box, not with a fox.” Referencing one of the would-be tax’s beneficiaries, Lavagnino quipped, “Maybe we should have money for libraries.” Farr said after the meeting that she had been “prepared to go forward” with putting the initiative on the ballot, but explained the support wasn’t there and the timing wasn’t right. “I always hate to miss opportunities to try to increase revenue,” she said, citing the needs of the libraries, parks, and fire department. “The need is great in all these areas.” Carbajal and Wolf both said that more community input was needed, with Wolf noting after the meeting that a workshop on the tax could be helpful. Wolf said that there were “too many unanswered questions” to pull the trigger, including the issues of which county agency would oversee appeals and the legality of the

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offshore-oil provision. “I think we should look at this in the future. It needs further discussion,” she said. Goleta City Councilmember Roger Aceves, who is challenging Wolf in June for her nd District seat, said that he was “surprised” by Tuesday’s vote but “really happy that they are not spending any more taxpayer dollars on a process without getting public input,” suggesting that polling be done, as proposed by Wolf the last time an oil-extraction tax came before the board, and went nowhere, in 2012. “Any issue where you’re talking about charging a tax, you need to have it fully vetted with the public,” Aceves said. (The City of Goleta last week received some flak for its public-opinion poll on the city’s tax-sharing deal with the county, a poll that also asked people to rate Wolf.) If the tax had moved forward and been approved by voters, it would have been the first countywide tax in California. A statewide tax doesn’t exist — Proposition  was defeated in 2006 — but a new extraction tax was recently proposed for the November ballot. County staff said that the oil tax could potentially be held for the November election — which Farr expressed some interest in — but that a decision would have to be made by July. While the oil tax sank on Tuesday, the proposal to increase the county’s hotel bed tax floated back to the surface. Currently, the bed tax charged in unincorporated regions is 10 percent, despite every city in the county imposing a 12 percent tax. Unofficial talks of possibly putting that issue on the November ballot earned support from public commenters, Aceves, and the supervisors.

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Carpinteria resident Santos Guevara-Oliva will be made to answer to sexual assault charges for allegedly raping and impregnating his 13-year-old stepdaughter. Judge Teresa EstradaMullaney ruled Friday during Oliva’s preliminary hearing. According to the District Attorney’s Office, if Oliva is found guilty of the charges, he will be the first alleged child molester in Santa Barbara County — and only one of a few statewide — to face a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole. UC and Isla Vista Foot Patrol officers arrested 25-year-old Julius Perdomo on 1/17 after they pulled him over for “driving with amplified music” and discovered nearly a pound of marijuana in his car as well as drug-dealing paraphernalia. A search of Perdomo’s home turned up 58 pounds of weed, $17,000 in cash, and two safe-deposit keys. Inside the safe deposit boxes was $93,000 in cash. Perdomo was booked in County Jail on conspiracy and drug charges with bail set at $30,000. Santa Barbara residents Casey Avila, 22, and Charles Dunbar, 18, along with a 15-year-old Oxnard juvenile were arrested 1/18 in Isla Vista on sexual assault charges. They were also implicated in a shoplifting incident earlier in the evening. The assault victim, an 18-year-old UCSB student, was transported to the hospital, where she was treated and released several hours later. A resident of Peoples’ Self-Help Housing on Victoria Street experienced an undisclosed medical emergency Friday morning inside the nearby Starbucks coffeehouse, causing him to bleed profusely and leave behind a thick trail of blood on State Street as he walked back to Peoples’ Self-Help Housing for help. Organization spokesperson Rochelle Rose declined to offer details on the incident, citing the issue as a private medical matter. She said the man was taken to the hospital and received treatment.

CITY Hospice of Santa Barbara Executive Director Steve Jacobsen announced he will be stepping down from his position on 1/24 to begin the next chapter of his professional career. Jacobsen saw the number of people Hospice served each month increase from 280 to 700 in his fiveand-a-half years at the helm. He implemented a Community Spiritual Care program, grief support in schools, and counseling services at nursing homes. Board President Jackie Marston said the board is deeply saddened by Jacobsen’s departure but also celebrates the “tremendous and significant contributions” he made. Organic Soup Kitchen Executive Director Anthony Carroccio was awarded this week with a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition by Representative Lois Capps for serving veterans — as well as seniors, families, and homeless people — with more than 1,500 fresh and local meals each week. Last year, Carroccio’s efforts served 600 meals per month at the Veterans Memorial Building, and in 2014, he plans to expand and offer a meal-delivery service for housebound vets. The nonprofit partners with other area charities and plans to serve 30,000 meals in 2014.

Trio Plead Not Guilty to Murder

THE ACCUSED: From left to right, defendants

Three Santa Barbara County men Carlos Medina, Roman Romero, and Jonathan pleaded not guilty Thursday to secondAndrade sit in arraignment court. degree murder charges stemming from an alleged assault against a homeless man last September. Carlos Medina, 44, Jonathan Andrade, 20, and Roman Romero, 18, were arrested in November — they were each booked into Santa Barbara County Jail at $1 million bail and remain in custody — after an investigation by the Sheriff’s Office linked them to the beating of Richard Boden, a 51-yearold transient known to visit Granny’s Field behind the Turnpike Shopping Center. Boden was taken to the hospital after being found unconscious in the field but was taken off life support four weeks later at his family’s request. Deputy District Attorney Anthony Davis said that the three men could face 15 years to life in prison if found guilty of the charges. — Lyz Hoffman They will be back in court on February 4.

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The $19.7 million purchase of three office buildings — at 7414, 7416, and 7418 Hollister Avenue in Goleta — represented southern Santa Barbara County’s largest commercial sale in 2013, Hayes Commercial Group announced last week. The buyer, whose new properties total 159,965 square feet and make up the western portion of Hollister Business Park, was not named. “This deal was years in the making,” Francois DeJohn of Hayes Commercial Group said. “Our client is a very successful and growing company, and it’s gratifying to help them secure the space they need as they expand, which also means more good jobs in Goleta.”

S.B. Adventure Company owner Michael Cohen and Claire Fackler of Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary

A flotilla of about 50 eco-minded kayakers collected 910 pounds of trash from Santa Cruz Island on 1/15 to generate attention for Underwater Parks Day later in the week. The event was organized by Santa Barbara Channelkeeper, Santa Barbara Adventure Company, and Island Packers and included participation from Channel Island Outfitters, the Environmental Defense Center, NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries, Aquasports, Channel Islands National Park Service, and Save the Mermaids. The group picked up more than double the amount of garbage it did during a similar event last year. Construction has begun on a number of pedestrian-safety improvements on Cathedral Oaks Road at Santa Marguerita Drive, where a woman

crossing on foot was hit and killed in November 2013. The project, which will take around two weeks to complete, is adding solar-powered, pedestrian-activated lights to the crosswalk; removing the dedicated turn lane from westbound Cathedral Oaks Road to northbound Santa Marguerita Avenue; adding curb extensions for the north leg of the intersection; and creating a pedestrian median area.

STATE Governor Jerry Brown’s recently released state budget proposes $61.6 billion for K-12 education for 2014-2015, a $6.3 billion increase from last year. Under the new Local Control Funding Formula, districts will receive a base grant equal to what they received this school year, as well as supplemental funding based on their Englishlearner, low-income, and foster-care populations. Schools would also be repaid deferral money that they had to borrow in past years. Funding for all districts is expected to increase, and Santa Barbara Unified School District officials said they should have a better idea of final dollar figures next week. The county supervisors voted 5-0 Tuesday to send the governor’s office three nominees for one vacancy on the South Central Coast Region slot — Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and Ventura counties — of the California Coastal Commission. Goleta Mayor Michael Bennett, Ventura Mayor Pro Tem Carmen Ramirez, and Pismo Beach City Councilmember Erik Howell made the cut. The Coastal Commission, started in 1976, has 12 members from coastal cities and counties and oversees land-use and water issues. The current vacancy comes after Ventura City Councilmember Brian Brennan’s city council tenure ended on 12/31/13. Former lieutenant governor Abel Maldonado announced last week from the steps of Santa Maria City Hall that he’s withdrawing from the governor’s race to focus on being “a full-time dad and husband.” Maldonado’s campaign to unseat Governor Jerry Brown this November struggled to gain traction from the start, and his decision to bow out came before he officially threw his hat into the ring despite eight months of stumping up and down California.

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‘Operation Falling Dawn’ Defendants File Grievance

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en days before Judge Colleen Sterne will decide whether or not to approve a preliminary gang injunction for the City of Santa Barbara, Los Angeles attorney James SegallGutierrez filed a claim for damages last Friday against Santa Barbara and its police department. Gutierrez represents six people whose mug shots were displayed when the SBPD announced an ongoing gang-suppression effort — dubbed “Operation Falling Dawn” — at a press conference on November 20, 2013. At that gathering, Police Chief FULL COURT PRESS: Attorney James Segall-Gutierrez, Cam Sanchez and police spokesper- flanked by PODER members and other activists, speaks to son Sgt. Riley Harwood told report- media in the Santa Barbara Police Department’s lobby. ers that 68 people had been arrested or cited, or their cases referred to the District On Friday, Gutierrez told reporters that none Attorney’s Office, as a result of the year-and-a- of his clients are active gang members and that half-long, multi-agency crackdown. The busts they had only been cited with infractions or resulted in the confiscation of $72,000 in drug- misdemeanors. He said the fact that Sanchez sale proceeds, several firearms, and moderate named gang affiliates and family members was amounts of meth, cocaine, and marijuana. unacceptable. “You’re either pregnant or you’re The mug shots that were displayed belonged not,” he said of whether a person is a gang to people who were full-fledged gang members, member or isn’t. Gutierrez said his clients are associates, or drug customers, Sanchez and Har- young people — mostly in their twenties and wood said. And the operation, they went on, all Chicanos — who are part of Santa Barbara’s was in response to an increase in serious violent working class. “These are people who are being crime and evidence that Santa Barbara gangs affected in a very real way in terms of jobs and were becoming more involved with the Mexican relationships,” Gutierrez said. Two of the claimMafia. Sanchez said his public announcement ants attended Friday’s press conference. was not connected to the city’s proposed gang Claimant Marci Estrada, who has a 16-yearinjunction, which has been tied up in court since old daughter and a 15-month-old granddaugh2011. Of the 68 arrestees, six were juveniles (not ter, was arrested at the Milpas Street residence pictured on the wall), 18 were women, and four where she rents a room. She said she rushed home one day after receiving a call that police are named in the injunction. Now, two months later, Gutierrez’s two-page officers were raiding the house. When she got claim — the precursor to a lawsuit — argues there, she said one of the officers was holding Marci Estrada, Joseph Castaneda, Adriana a bag of marijuana that he said he found in her Guerrero, Jessica Perez, Sergio Sanchez, and bedroom. She was cited with an infraction and is David Castro were “falsely and negligently” in the process of fighting the ticket in court. She identified as active gang members during said she does not have a criminal record. Operation Falling Dawn. The filing — which Another client, 27-year-old Adriana Guerincludes allegations of slander, negligence, libel, rero, said she found out she was named in intentional inflection of emotional distress, and Operation Falling Dawn via Facebook. “People invasion of privacy — seeks “in excess of $1 mil- are already talking about this,” Guerrero said. lion” per client and was symbolically submitted “They don’t even know me or my story.” Guerto the police department as City Hall was closed rero is charged with allegedly helping to hide her on furlough last Friday. If the city rejects the husband — 25-year-old Luis Jaimes, who has a claim, Gutierrez said he has six months to file a pending robbery case with a gang enhancement lawsuit. Two weeks ago, Gutierrez filed an unre- — so that he might escape arrest. Guerrero said lated $10 million wrongful-death claim against Jaimes is not in a gang and is being punished for the city and the police department on behalf associating with people he grew up with. “[The of 18-year-old Brittany Tacadena, whose father, gang injunction] is going to affect a lot of people Brian Tacadena, was shot and killed by an officer in a negative way,” she said. “It is setting people last September. up for failure.” Suing public servants (like police officers) for PODER (People Organizing for the Defense slander is rare and somewhat unprecedented. and Equal Rights of Santa Barbara Youth) repGovernment officials have immunity to civil resentatives and other community advocates liability as long they are pursuing their duties. joined Gutierrez on Friday as he walked into The question, therefore, could become if holding the police department to present the claim. the press conference and publicly displaying the Gutierrez said he anticipates more people will 68 names and photographs was within the scope come forward to file claims in relation to Operaof their duties. tion Falling Dawn. january 23, 2014

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BACK IN COURT: Raymond Morua has appeared three times in front of Judge Thomas Adams (right) but has not yet entered a plea.

Defense Attorney Goes on the Offensive

Raymond Morua appeared once again in court last Wednesday, and once again his arraignment on murder and DUI vehicular manslaughter charges was delayed as attorneys prepared their respective cases. His next hearing date is scheduled for February 12. Morua was arrested December 9, 2013, after police say he fatally hit 27-year-old Mallory Dies as she crossed Anacapa Street on foot, fled the scene, then crashed nearby. Morua’s blood-alcohol level reportedly measured 0.17, more than twice the legal limit. He was employed at the time as a district representative for Congressmember Lois Capps but was fired three days after the incident. Her office has stated that Morua was not representing the congressmember in an official capacity that night. Morua is now being represented by high-profile DUI defense attorney Darryl Genis, who took over Morua’s defense from public defender Deedra Edgar and explained to Judge Thomas Adams that he needs more time to review the case. “It is my understanding that [Morua] will take full legal responsibility for this tragedy,” Genis told Adams. Morua, who stood behind the courtroom’s glass partition, nodded in agreement. Genis, when asked after the hearing how Morua plans to plead to the charges, stated: “This fateful event resulted in a tragic and unnecessary loss of life, and Mr. Morua intends with a sober mind to make correct decisions from this point forward.” Genis then claimed he has “shocking evidence” — including pay stubs — that proves Morua was working for Capps at the time of the incident. “The Capps position is nothing short of an outrageous government cover-up, and its only logical outcome is to further victimize a grieving family,” Genis said in reference to Dies’s relatives. “The family has lost a loved one, and nothing can replace her,” he went on, “but for Capps to deny and avoid legal responsibility is itself nothing short of a crime.” Morua has made mistakes, Genis admitted, but is “done making mistakes and will make things right.” In late December, Dies’s family announced they intended to file a wrongful-death lawsuit with the House of Representatives. Dies’s father, Matt, who attended the hearing with a number of supporters, said only time will tell if Morua’s promise to take responsibility is carried out. “It’s trite but true,” he said, “but — Tyler Hayden actions speak louder than words.”

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The Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office will soon be getting a $38.9 million grant it applied for in October 2013, according to an announcement Thursday by the California Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC). The Sheriff’s Office — which had to get the board of supervisors’ go-ahead to apply for the funding — pushed for the money so it could include a new 52,208-square-foot, 228-bed wing that will be devoted to recidivism-reducing programs into plans for the proposed North County Jail. The money comes from a state bill, SB 1022, that puts bond sales toward jails that implement such programs. The total funding pot was $500 million, with $160 million of that reserved for 14 counties, including Santa Barbara, that are classified as medium-sized. The $38.9 million award for the new wing — to be called the Sheriff’s Transition and Reentry (STAR) Complex — will come in addition to the $80 million in state funds already allocated for the construction of the North County Jail, which is expected to be completed in 2018. Sheriff Bill Brown has said that the $80 million is no longer sufficient to cover additional costs brought by AB 109, the state law passed in 2011 that transferred the responsibility of certain inmates from the state to the counties. Since AB 109 began, Brown has said, the population of the Main Jail — located in South County, on Calle Real — has increased by 11 percent, with half of the inmates there because of AB 109. Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Kelly Hoover said the department still has to receive official written notification from the BSCC, as well as formal acceptance of the award from the supervisors. In authorizing the Sheriff’s Office to apply for the grant in October, the supervisors also agreed to the award’s stipulation that the county provide a 10 percent match. The board said at the time that until or unless a different funding source is determined, the county’s $3.9 million match will come out of its $29 million rainy-day fund. Hoover added that the Sheriff’s Office is still in the process of open recruitment for — Lyz Hoffman custody deputies; open recruitment ends on January 30.

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Five Key Questions About California’s 2014 Political Season

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WHITHER JERRY?   Brown is a formal

announcement away from seeking to become the first person to be elected governor four times (he’s already tied Earl Warren’s three). With more than $10 million in his campaign account, without serious Democratic opposition and facing a few Republicans nobody’s heard of, he’s so strongly positioned that mainstream media types recently floated stories about him running for president. Again. (“No, that’s not in the cards …” he said last week. “Unfortunately.”) The GOP guy to watch is 40-year-old Neel Kashkari, an attractive and smart financial executive whose biggest résumé entry, perhaps unfortunately, is management of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) during the Bush Administration. He declared this week, and his support for abortion rights and gay marriage conceivably give him crossover appeal. That makes him the kind of squishy moderate who drives right-wingers nuts. They will prefer San Bernardino Assemblymember Tim Donnelly, a Tea Partier and erstwhile Minuteman whose claim to fame is having tried to board a flight to Sacramento with a loaded .45. No matter his whack-job credentials, the toptwo primary system could land Donnelly in a one-on-one with Brown in the fall, which would delight fans of his bizarre web videos; among other things, they’ve featured a Cuban actress bragging on the size of his testicles and linked Brown to Chappaquiddick. Santa Maria’s own eternal wannabe Abel Maldonado dropped out last week. GOP: THE NEW WHIGS?  With Republican

registration below 30 percent, the top-two primary will be used for the first time to elect statewide officers, raising an intriguing scenario about the extent of Democratic political

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arly in his first incarnation as governor, back when mastodons roamed the earth, Jerry Brown chewed out an aide for taking notes to record what happened in a meeting. “The administration is like a moving river,” he intoned,“and minutes have no relevance to where we’ll be tomorrow.” Although the comment echoes the New Age values and Life-as-Illusion sentiment of Brown’s first turn FOUR-PEAT? Jerry Brown is vying to become California’s as governor, it also offers a first-ever four-time governor. counterpoint to how he’s performed the job since reclaiming it in 2011, dominance: “There is no evidence whatsoever the oldest chief executive in California his- that Republicans can field candidates across the tory. In sharp contrast to his peripatetic years, eight statewide races who can finish first or secBrown the elder has been focused, disciplined, ond in the primary, hence moving to a fall runand persevering in fulfilling his campaign off,” prominent consultant Garry South noted pledge to fix the state’s finances. in a recent Sacramento Bee op-ed, predicting, As he prepares to seek re-election, taxes and “For the first time in California history, two spending will remain big concerns, but the Democrats will vie against each other in the political landscape also will be shaped by some fall for one or more statewide offices. This itself other key questions: will further suppress the viability of the GOP.”

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snowpack and rainfall, Brown last week declared a drought emergency, calling for a voluntary 20 percent cut in water usage and spotlighting the crisis. Water historically is California’s most divisive issue and could eclipse other political concerns in 2014; lawmakers will consider a $10 billion bond to increase storage and contest Brown’s hugely controversial plumbing scheme to move more water south. As he dryly noted, however, “At the end of the day, if it doesn’t rain, California’s in for real trouble.” WHY CAN’T WE SPEND IT ALL?  Brown’s bal-

anced budget derives from three factors: (a) his success in selling voters a temporary tax increase; (b) high capital gains revenues, fueled by a big year on Wall Street; and (c) two-thirds majorities in the Legislature, thanks to 2010 reapportionment. Biggest challenge with his new $155 billion budget: keeping fellow Democrats in line and away from $11 billion in debt payments (including $6 billion to schools) and a $1.6 billion reserve, while beginning to address $350 billion in pension liabilities.“Wisdom and prudence should be the order of the day,” says Brown.

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hat Caltrans director Malcolm Dougherty wanted most for Christmas was “a statement of consensus” from Santa Barbara County officials in support of Caltrans’s plans to widen Highway  and to add a carpool lane from Carpinteria to Montecito. This Thursday — well after most Christmas trees have come down — Dougherty got everything he wanted. And then some. The Santa Barbara County Association of Governments (SBCAG) board — made of the five county supervisors and elected representatives from each of the county’s eight cities — voted 11-to-2 to embrace Caltrans’s current plan and to reject separate but overlapping demands from the City of Santa Barbara and the Montecito Association to make significant changes and to study the project some more. The majority argued the project needed to proceed without delay to alleviate the pain and misery suffered by thousands of motorists stuck in rush-hour gridlock every day. The widening, they argued, would be good for tourism, employers, workers, farmers, Vandenberg Air Force Base, and anyone else stuck on the freeway. Mostly, they said, they owed it to the 79 percent of voters who agreed to tax themselves back in 2008 — by approving Measure A — and to spend $140 million on the freeway widening. The Montecito Association — as well as its political alter ego, Common Sense  — wanted the project amended to keep the existing left-lane ramps by the Cabrillo/Hot Springs and Sheffield interchanges. The City of Santa Barbara demanded that Caltrans redesign the project to include — and pay for — the widening of the Union Pacific Railroad bridge by the city’s Andrée Clark Bird Refuge. On December 17, Dougherty issued a lengthy letter telling both to pound sand. He declared that

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the existing left-lane ramps confound driver expectations and are inherently not as safe as right-hand ramps; they would not be part of any Caltrans project. Likewise, he rejected City Hall’s demands, insisting that those changes — which he acknowledged had merit — needed to be pursued on their own. This week’s lopsided vote stands in stark contrast to the narrow 7-6 decision rendered by the same board in May when SBCAG last visited the same issues. At that time, the board went the other way, instructing Caltrans and the SBCAG board to meet with representatives from Santa Barbara City Hall and the Montecito Association to hash out these concerns. They also voted in favor of recirculating the environmental document, if need be. While many of the SBCAG boardmembers were far from convinced that such hashing out took place to the extent that they wanted, most were unwilling to call Dougherty’s implied bluff.“Is he going to take his ball and go home?” asked Supervisor Salud Carbajal in an interview before the vote.“I don’t know. But I don’t want to find out.” In making the motion to support Caltrans’s plan, Carbajal argued that the bridge widening sought by City Hall — not to mention a San Ysidro Road interchange and a roundabout for the intersection of Olive Mill and Coast Village roads — should be pursued separately and concurrently, leaving open the question of where the money for such projects might come from. In supporting Carbajal’s motion, rd District Supervisor Doreen Farr acknowledged the project’s shortcoming and Caltrans’s many imperfections, but said she ultimately felt compelled “to keep the faith of the voters,” referring to Measure A. Solvang Mayor Jim Richardson added,“Promises were made to widen Highway , and that needs to be completed.” Since the May meeting, Santa Barbara Mayor Helene Schneider emerged as Caltrans’s loudest

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and most relentless critic, frequently complaining that past promises made by Caltrans and SBCAG to widen the Union Pacific bridge were never delivered.“Fool me once, shame on you,” she’s frequently said. “Fool me twice, shame on me.” Only by getting the bridge work included as part of the official project description, Schneider insisted, could City Hall have confidence that funding for the job — estimated between $15 million and $20 million — would ever materialize. City Administrator Jim Armstrong voiced similar concerns during his 10-minute presentation to the SBCAG board. He noted the city’s planning commission voted unanimously that the Union Pacific bridge absolutely needs to be part of the widening project description. Without that, the commissioners have objected, funding is uncertain. And City Hall’s senior traffic planner, Rob Dayton, was given free reign to attack Caltrans’s draft environmental report. Dayton has contended that Caltrans’s own studies demonstrate that the extra road capacity created by the freeway widening will cause traffic to back up once motorists hit the city limits; Santa Barbara interchanges will be choked, and city streets will be clogged with drivers seeking shortcuts through neighborhoods. This information, he and the planning commission have insisted, needs to be included front and center in any environmental report. Instead, he complained, it’s barely alluded to in less than a sentence. Caltrans has insisted that Santa Barbara’s traffic congestion would be even worse than that if no project were built, but its engineers have acknowledged that there will be “trade-offs.” Even Councilmember Dale Francisco made the trek to Santa Maria to speak against the Caltrans project as proposed. Without the bridge widening included, he warned SBCAG, City Hall would not issue the coastal development permit that will eventually be necessary for the project to move forward. This was the drum that Schneider beat on Thursday with her fellow SBCAG boardmembers. Without clear and convincing guarantees that the Union Pacific bridge would be funded, Schneider said she could not bring herself to vote for Carbajal’s measure. “I don’t think saying, ‘Okay, Caltrans, you win,’ will make them double up and make that happen,” she said. Although Schneider came up far shorter than she had hoped, her fellow boardmembers took pains to reach out with olive branches. One asked her what language could be added

— short of recirculating the environmental impact report and changing the project description — that could win her vote. Supervisor Steve Lavagnino promised, as the new chair of the SBCAG board, to do everything he could to help her secure the funding for the bridge widening. Money, as always, was the root of contention. Not only did SBCAG commit $140 million to the freeway-widening and carpool-lane project, but it also committed $135 million in state and federal gas-tax revenues that would otherwise have funded major road-capacityimprovement projects throughout the county. Without those gas-tax revenues, public works departments throughout the county will be forced to forgo certain projects for the next 30 years or find alternative funding. Supervisor Peter Adam — who is making the county’s deteriorating road conditions the focus of a ballot initiative — seized on this in casting the only other vote against Carbajal’s consensus motion. “Caltrans is the owner of this thing,”Adam said of the freeway project, “but we’re going to pay for over half of it. I find that a little disturbing — maybe more than a little bit.” In the battle for the board’s hearts and minds, SBCAG and Carbajal clearly out-hustled and out-muscled a well-financed opposition endowed with political connections all the way up to the governor’s office. More than that, one of its key players — Ron Pulice — formerly ran a family-owned construction company that built hundreds of freeway miles in Arizona, giving him the stature and professional credibility to go toe-to-toe with Caltrans’s experts. The Montecito activists argued — with solid evidence — that the safety record of the left-lane ramps was far better than Caltrans asserted. By retaining those ramps, they stated, the project could be built two years faster and be $60 million cheaper. But Caltrans engineers said the cost saving would be negligible and pointed out that the left-lane ramps could be retained only by cutting short the carpool lane. The next step is for Caltrans to certify its draft environmental impact report. At that point, Caltrans and SBCAG can begin in earnest the final design work and searching far and wide for the $150 million still needed to cover the estimated cost of construction. It remains to be seen whether the Montecito Association or Common Sense  will file a lawsuit challenging the adequacy of the environmental analysis, though SBCAG strategists assume such an attack is inevitable.

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HUFFING AND PUFFING: It was at the height of the last great drought that my crazy cousin experienced what’s delicately described as an “incident.” He was living in Ventura at the time and absentmindedly lit a drinking straw on fire. The straw, it turns out, was attached to one of those wax-paper, takeout soft-drink cups some litterbug had dropped under a pine tree. The pine tree happened to be located under the eaves of a Chinese restaurant. It’s the sort of thing you do if halfway through your adolescence you find yourself suddenly stark raving schizophrenic. It’s what you do if none of the drugs in your system match those prescribed by your shrink. The restaurant caught fire, though the flames were put out before much damage was done. My cousin, dressed in spectacularly tutti-fruiti garb, was positively identified by scores of witnesses. Besides, he’d made no effort to flee the scene of the crime. I remember visiting him at Ventura County Jail. His brain was revving fast and furious. He should have been a genius. Maybe he was. But even through the six-inch Plexiglas partition, I could smell the smoke. He got lucky. His parents could afford a good lawyer, and he wound up getting the best deal possible. At any given time, about 150 people in Santa Barbara County Jail are not so fortunate, placed behind bars for relatively minor offenses stemming from mental illness, not criminal inclination. According to a recent study, we could save about $12 million a year

by putting these people in treatment instead. Of course, that presumes such treatment exists. In most cases, it does not. I was thinking about my cousin this week as the county supervisors received a lengthy update on the state of the county’s troubled Psychiatric Health Facility (PHF), better known as “County Puff.” PHF is where mentally ill people are held against their will if it’s deemed they pose an imminent threat to themselves or to others. The good news about the PHF is that it wasn’t worse. Two years ago, federal regulators nearly shut the PHF down, citing wholesale deficiencies discovered during two audits after Clifford Detty, a mentally ill 46-year-old with a taste for meth, died in custody there. Back then, the PHF was very big into secluding and restraining difficult patients. They failed to check the heavily medicated Detty’s vital signs according to their own established protocol. The county just settled with Detty’s father for $1.5 million. That’s a lot of money. The PHF has since gotten new administrators who appear to be running a much tighter and much more compassionate ship. There’s more therapy for the clients, more staff to deliver it, more training for the staff. The problem remains that there are only 16 beds for all of Santa Barbara County. For a county our size, PHF administrator Leslie Lundt told the supervisors, we need 30 to 60 beds. Lundt provided the supes a vivid snapshot. The PHF, she said, was currently full. In addition,

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the county had sent 14 patients to acute mental health care facilities in Ventura County, both of which, she noted, were also full. Cottage Hospital had three people in its ERs that were waiting for a PHF vacancy. Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria had two. Cottage Hospital, she noted, diagnosed 604 ER patients PHF-eligible last year. The year before that, the number was 288. It costs $800 a night to send people to out-of-county facilities. Mental health administrators had budgeted for 709 beds for this year. Lundt said we’re already on a pace to exceed 3,000. That’s $1.7 million worth of budget deficit. PHF has gotten better at doing more with less, increasing the number of patients it discharges by 27 percent. That creates more bed space, but not nearly enough. The big problem is that patients stay at PHF far longer than the state average of eight days, some for months. The big problem is there are few places to put them, no “step-down” facilities for fragile souls just recently stabilized. Hell, Santa Barbara County doesn’t have a medical detox facility to send such people. As Lundt noted, she’s disinclined to dump such patients on the streets. They have a habit of coming back. There’s lots of talk — and even some real plans — to build licensed stepdown residential treatment for those getting out of PHF, but even the most concrete plan remains years off. In a factoid-rich presentation, I was most astonished by Lundt’s revelation that fully one-

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Coast from the SWP. When this project was voted in, construction cost estimates were $270 million; by 1994, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) cited $409 million as the final cost. But including debt service, final costs were $1.76 billion. Nor has the Coastal Branch been reliable in delivering water. Project boosters have employed accounting legerdemain to make the actual 36 percent average in annual contract deliveries look like 77 percent. This “paper water” relies on creative number crunching to make up for the deficit in real-world water. But no matter how you parse the acre-feet, the four Central Coast water agencies received an average of 36 percent from the Coastal Branch at best. This year will be even worse than average. The drought is causing initial State Water allocations to constitute 5 percent of contracted amounts. And now, to quote Yogi Berra, it’s déjà vu all over again. Until last month, DWR claimed the Twin Tunnels would “only” cost ratepayers $25 billion. Seven years ago, DWR set the price tag at $4 billion. Then it went to $14 billion. The agency gamely tried to stick by its $25 billion figure until investigations revealed the final figure would likely hit $67 billion; now officials are waffling, acknowledging that final costs may be higher than anticipated. But even this latest estimate is overly optimistic. With cost overruns typical for projects of this scope, the final bill for the Twin Tunnels probably will tally at least $100 billion. Twin Tunnels proponents enthuse that an immediate extension of SWP contracts will allow financing of the project over 30 years, spreading the costs over time. In other words, a contract revision will allow the agency to issue more bonds and spend more ratepayer money. This is a bargain? No thanks. — Carolee Kreiger President, California Water Impact Network

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Death Notices JOHNSTON, Arthur Elwin; of Santa Barbara; died December ,  (Born: //); he was . No Services. Arrangements by Welch-RyceHaider -. MORALEZ, Mike Valdez; of Santa Barbara; died January ,  (Born: //); he was . Private services. Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider -. PERRY, Ann; of Santa Barbara; died January ,  (Born: //); she was . Private Services. Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider -. VUCOLA, Marie; of Santa Barbara; died January ,  (Born: //); she was . Memorial service on Friday, the th at :pm at Valle Verde Activities Room,  Calle de Los Amigos, S.B. Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider -. WAGNER, Elizabeth Ellen; of Santa Barbara; died January , ; she was . Service was held, Tuesday, January ,  Funeral Mass at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church at am. Interment at Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider -.

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and converted it to a spiritual retreat center. Over the course of his stewardship of Matilija, he transformed this sacred site back to its original purity. A group of Chumash elders visited him and performed a sacred ceremony honoring him for healing the land. He married Alison Greene-Barton in . After /, Brooks saw the need for society to change rapidly in alignment with the Earth and her evolution. He started a school called Art of God that integrated his business, shamanic and spiritual orientations. Brooks helped to influence and change the lives of many people. Brooks is survived by his wife, Alison Greene-Barton; his siblings, Hilary Pease; Anthony Barton; and Travis Kranz; his children, Riven Barton and Rohan Greene-Barton; his stepdaughters, Hilary Doubleday; Leslie Lundgren; and Ashleigh JohnstonBarton; his grandson, Druien Mattoon; and his chocolate lab, Coco Chanel. A memorial and reception will be held at Meditation Mount,  Reeves Rd. in Ojai, CA at  pm on Saturday, February st Overflow parking and shuttle will be available at Boccali’s restaurant  E Ojai Ave. Please RSVP to carrie@artofgod.org or -- For more information, please visit www.artofgod.org.

Charlene Hultsch Wilson Brooks Caddell Barton, of Ojai, died peacefully on December , , one day after his th birthday. He was born in Boston, MA on December ,  to Richard Barton and Patricia Caddell McComb. He received a bachelor’s degree from American University with an emphasis in International Relations. At  he was commissioned in the US Army as a Military Intelligence Officer. He held several command, collection and analysis positions as well as liaison post with the Turkish General Staff. In , he received a Masters in Business Administration from USC. By age , he was the Managing Publisher of The Hollywood Reporter, and by age , Vice President of Home Savings of America. He married Francoise Park in . At age , Brooks became First Vice President of Coldwell Banker International Real Estate. In the ’s Brooks radically changed his life and left the corporate world to become a shaman and spiritual teacher. He taught throughout the United States and the world. He purchased Matilija Hot Springs Park in Ojai, CA

Charlene Hultsch Wilson, musician and cello teacher, passed away on January th, in Portland, OR. She is fondly remembered by her three children, Charlyn, James and Cynthia; her sister Darrell, and her extended family. Born in Los Angeles, Charlene attended Hamilton High and Occidental College. She was married to Arlin Wilson, and later to Gordon Playman. Charlene played in many orchestras, including the Santa Barbara Symphony for many years. She loved teaching cello students in her home studio and adapted the Suzuki violin teaching method to the cello. In , she moved to Portland, OR and continued teaching. Family was very important to her; other passions

were travel, trains, gardening, the color red, and family genealogy. See full obituary at www.riverviewcemeteryfuneralhome.com/ obituary Memorial contributions can be made to the Oregon Cello Society, PO Box , Portland, OR , for the “Charlene Wilson Scholarship”.

Micah David McCabe // – //

William “Bill” L. Wagner // – //

William ”Bill” L. Wagner ,, died peacefully at home in Summerland, CA on December ,  with his loving wife and companion of  years, Kathleen, his daughter Diana, daughter-in-law Connie, niece Shannon and close friends by his side. Bill was born in Denver, Colorado on May , . He entered the US army in August of  where he proudly earned his paratrooper wings with the nd Airborne Division. After an honorable discharge in August of  he worked in Nevada at the nuclear test site. After leaving Nevada he moved to San Diego, Ca and then on to Santa Barbara, Ca where he worked in the printing business for many years before retiring. After his retirement Bill enjoyed sports, camping and traveling with his wife and canine companions. Bill loved the outdoors especially the night sky. His wit, humor and knowledge of airplanes and World War II were always the source of a great conversation with Bill. Bill is survived by his wife, Kathleen Crean Wagner, his canine companion, Luc/Boy, daughters Diana (Connie Arevalo) Wagner and Kimberly Wagner, his first wife Barbara, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one sister. Bill will be greatly missed by his family and friends. A celebration of Bill’s wonderful life will be held at Lookout Park in Summerland, Ca on Saturday January ,  at  noon to share stories, memories and the love we had for him. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the charity of your choice.

Micah was born on August , , and died unexpectedly the morning of December , , when his big, loving heart gave out in his sleep. Born in Kahuku, Hawaii, he was the beloved son of Lynn Alonso of Santa Barbara and Michael McCabe of Rancho Mirage. A graduate of San Marcos High School, throughout his life Micah was able to pursue his passion for music. He was an Artist Manager at Hellafyde Records, which allowed him to travel extensively (one of his favorite places being Japan). Micah is survived by his parents, his “little sissy” Rachel Alonso, Gertrude the dog, and many loving friends and family. Please join us in celebration of Micah’s life on Saturday, January th, from  to  pm at the Moose Lodge ( West Victoria). For more information and/or to make a financial contribution in Micah’s honor, email rachel.m.alonso@ gmail.com

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In Memoriam

Robert Christensen

Winner of Sundance and Banff Mountain Film Festival Awards

1928 - 2013

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Deep-Sea Diving Pioneer, Educator, and Gentleman BY D O N B A R T H E L M E S S BEV MORGAN

first met Bob in 1989, when I was hired by Santa Barbara City College to teach in the Marine Technology Department, a program Bob had been instrumental in setting up. Even though he had recently retired from the college after 16 years of teaching, he took an interest in me, and I drew upon him as a resource for over 25 years. Coming straight from the commercial diving industry, I knew little about formal education, and some of my students may tell you that, 25 years later, I still don’t. But my good friend and colleague at SBCC Mike Von Alvensleben mentored me in my early years and helped me build a teaching identity. Mike taught me many things back then that have stayed with me to this day. I soon found out that Mike was mentored in a similar way by Bob Christensen, which is the way we do things at Marine Tech. Bob had hired Mike back in 1982, and the two of them continued to work together with Kirby Morgan Dive Systems long after their SBCC days. A friend and mentor to many throughout his career, Bob was widely regarded by DIVE MASTER: Bob Christensen helped deep-sea diving progress commercial, recreational, and military divers from heavy to lighter gear and taught many in the field at SBCC. alike; he always shared his knowledge and Here, he climbs into the Purisima during its testing. expertise for the benefit of others. Up until this past year, Bob continued to participate in SBCC diving field to help establish SBCC’s Marine Technology diving outings with our aspiring young divers. His mere Program as one of the original tenured instructors. He succeeded the late Ramsey Parks as program director presence was a priceless addition. Bob once told me that the secret to instruction is to from 1980-1985 and then retired. coach and not teach: “Create the situations where stuBob helped design and improve most of the moderndents can discover things on their own and build a struc- day commercial diving gear used in the industry today. ture from real experiences.” His approach was anything Along with Kirby Morgan, he also helped design several but instructor-centered. He was years ahead of contem- of the functional diving helmets used on Hollywood movie sets. porary educators. What is most impressive about Bob is that he was so Once I got to know Bob, I quickly discovered that this was a man who knew both diving and education, yet humble and uncomplicated. There was no BS with Bob. I had no idea of how accomplished he was in so many When he spoke, he spoke the truth. After graduating from Santa Barbara High School, other areas. As I became involved with the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, I learned more and more about him. Bob received his undergraduate degree from USC and He would never tell you about what he did — you had to then served in the U.S. Navy. He added to his diving expeask. Bob’s contributions to our industry are documented rience by attending Navy Dive School. He was a member forever in Chris Swann’s book The History of Oilfield of the elite Underwater Demolition Team , which is Diving. now the U.S. Navy SEAL Team. Additionally, Bob was Bob was one of the early pioneers of deep mixed-gas a father, husband, grandfather, great-grandfather, and commercial diving, which evolved in Santa Barbara in the — most importantly — a true gentleman. early 1960s. These innovators were sometimes referred to Another well-known Santa Barbara diving pioneer, as “underwater cowboys” due to their risk-taking nature Lad Handelman, wrote: in reaching new depths in support of offshore exploration “By his sheer presence, on the job or off the job, Chrisoperations. Bob Christensen, however, was anything but tensen made us want to be better men. When he was that. He was meticulous in his preparation and work, in the mix, we wanted to perform better and act better joining other Santa Barbarans, including Dan Wilson, — our image got better — and thus the reputation of our Lad Handelman, Bev Morgan, Bob Kirby, Whitey Stefens, emerging industry got better. Bob and Ted Benton, and Bob Ratcliffe, to establish Santa “Many of us made contributions, inventions, technolBarbara as the birthplace of deepwater mixed-gas diving. ogy, and so forth. Bob Christensen brought intangibles. The diving industry became safer and more prosperous “He brought integrity, quality workmanship, and the due to the efforts of Bob Christensen and these men. purest of fellowship. I know of not a single human being Bob was one of the original test divers of the world’s who did not like and respect him.” first commercial lockout diving bell — the Purisima Don Barthelmess is currently a professor in the Marine diving bell — which was launched out of Santa Barbara Technology Program at SBCC. He was honored as SBCC’s Harbor in 1964 and is now displayed at the Maritime Annual Faculty Lecturer in 2008 and dedicated his award Museum. He later was a test diver for Union Carbide in to Bob Christensen, creating a scholarship in his honor. To Tonawanda, N.Y., for deep experimental mixed-gas dives. contribute, visit sbcc.edu/mdt or search “Bob Christensen” In 1969, he left the booming deepwater commercial at fundly.com.

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The Wolf of Wall Street

GOLDEN GLOBES: Leonardo DiCaprio hits

town February 6 at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, his movie The Wolf of Wall Street giving a new meaning to the recent Golden Globes award. More bare breasts — along with just about everything else — are on the screen in more livid color than you’d see here at Spearmint Rhino in a week. Wolf director Martin Scorsese will also take the Arlington stage with DiCaprio to receive the Film Festival’s Cinema Vanguard Award. The Golden Globes folks named DiCaprio best actor of the year, and he, Scorsese, and the movie itself were nominated for Oscars last week. The other night, watching the movie, I sat through nearly three hours of 569 (count ’em) f-bombs, nonstop nudity, sex (simulated, I presume, but who knows?), violence, gulping of mass quantities of Quaaludes and other mindaltering drugs, trashing of cars, sinking of a 170foot mega-yacht once owned by Coco Chanel, rampant adultery, and gross fraud — usually at the top of everyone’s lungs. No one had to make up this stuff. It’s all ripped from the pages of Jordan Belfort’s infamous memoir, The Wolf of Wall Street. It’s about how he and 1,000 of his enthusiastic stockbroker acolytes cheated investors out of millions in the 1990s using the time-honored pump-anddump scam. Here’s how it works: You pick a likely stock,

put your minions busy cold-calling suckers, pushing the stock to skyscraper heights. Then you sell your shares off, reaping a rich harvest, letting the victims take a serious hit when you let the stock plummet to the basement. This was all very illegal, of course, and played out in a whirlwind of hedonistic craziness that was the talk of Wall Street. The FBI and SEC were lurking, but it seemed to take them years to crack down. MONEY, HONEY: Leonardo DiCaprio stars in The Wolf of Wall Street In the movie, you and comes to town with director Martin Scorsese February 6 for SBIFF. can’t take your eyes off (Spoiler warning: In reality, Belfort went into DiCaprio. In one scene he’s snorting cocaine through a straw off a hooker’s bare rump, and rehab, wore a wire, ratted out his pals, served in the next he’s cheerleading his workers to even just 22 months in Club Fed, and still shows little greater rip-offs, enriching themselves in the pro- intention of paying the promised $100 milcess. Meanwhile, the victims lost about $200 lion to those he cheated. The feds, however, are million, little mentioned in the movie, if at all. showing signs of impatience.) Belfort now lives in the L.A. area and is a Speaking of Wall Street, Belfort didn’t actually operate there. He should have called him- (what else?) motivational speaker. In one of the self The Wolf of Long Island, but that’s not so film’s last scenes, you see the real Belfort introcatchy. Critics of the movie call it soft-core porn ducing DiCaprio as a speaker. Crime pays? and scold that it glorifies all the anti-social, selfdestructive behavior and only at the end does THE BOOK: For those of you who still read books, the hottest read these days is Belfort’s DiCaprio/Belfort get a comeuppance.

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STATE SIZZLE: Last year was the hottest in state history, and 2014 is already off to a blistering start. If no rain falls this January — typically one of the wettest months of the year — it will be only the fourth time since 1867 that’s ever happened. And water customers, trying to save their plants, are sucking water out of Lake Cachuma even faster than high noon in August.

But late Friday afternoon, the problems of Solvang — and ith much of the country recently every water agency reliant upon state water — got a lot worse. seized by a freakish arctic vortex, In Santa Barbara County, that’s every community with the sole Santa Barbara’s record-breaking temexception of Lompoc, whose voters rejected state water in 1991. peratures and perpetual blue skies Ray Stokes, head of the Central Coast Water Authority must seem nothing short of miracu(CCWA) — the joint powers agency responsible for importlous. But as the county enters its third consecutive dry year, the ing state water into Santa Barbara County — quietly dropped chief miracle its residents are praying for is rain. a bombshell of his own, sending out a memo to county water Based on long-term weather forecasts, they’re not praying managers that there may not be a nearly hard enough. single drop of new state water availThe problem, obviously, is of stateable this coming year. wide scope, and this Friday, California Zero deliveries. Governor Jerry Brown responded by Not once has that happened officially dropping the D-bomb on before. all of California, declaring a drought Citing the record-low rainfall emergency. Last year was the state’s driand negligible snowpack, Stokes est in recorded weather history — 119 wrote,“There is a very real possibility years — and this year’s snowpack in the that DWR may decrease the 2014 Sierras is less than 20 percent of what delivery allocation from the current it needs to be. Brown’s declaration calls 5 percent amount to zero percent.” on customers and water districts alike And because of possible salt-water to cut back by 20 percent. It loosens the intrusion in the Sacramento–San regulatory shackles on water agencies Joaquin River Delta — the pinch seeking to buy emergency supplies from point through which all northern other jurisdictions or water-rich rice BIG SPLASH: Ray Stokes of the Central Coast Water California waters must flow on their farmers. And it relaxes environmental Agency quietly dropped a bombshell last week, notiway south — Stokes said the delta requirements that water be diverted for fying every water district manager in the county they may now be off-limits as a transfer endangered fish species. may not get a single drop of state water this year. If point for potential water deals from In similar fashion, the County of that happens, it would be a first. For agencies like north to south. That’s huge. Santa Barbara declared a water emerMontecito’s and Solvang’s, it would be a catastrophe. The only “good” news in Stokes’s gency of its own the same day. But bombshell is that the Department of Water Resources has about almost a week before, the City of Solvang beat both the gov800,000 acre-feet of water in storage reservoirs throughout the ernor and the board of supervisors to the punch — declaring state. Of that, 14,000 acre-feet is carryover water “owned” by a Stage  drought alert and calling for a 15 percent cutback in CCWA in the San Luis Reservoir. That’s water bought and paid water use by its customers. Daytime irrigation has been outfor in previous years and put in storage rather than down the lawed, as has car washing and sidewalk hosing. Violators will be drain. Because the San Luis Reservoir is located south of the given two warnings and then socked with a $30 fine. delta pinch point, those supplies should be safely available for Solvang’s problems stem from the fact it relies almost excluSanta Barbara consumers. But Stokes isn’t taking any chances. sively on supplies delivered by the state-water system. This “Essentially DWR stated we are in uncharted territory,” Stokes year, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced it could deliver only 5 percent of the state water the system’s mem- wrote. “I don’t want to sound overly alarming, but it would be very prudent for each CCWA project participant to carefully ber agencies are contractually allocated. That means Solvang consider accelerating the requested delivery of water currently — which relies almost entirely on state water to deliver 1,500 available.” acre-feet a year to its customers — would get only 75 acre-feet. In other words, run, don’t walk. In the 60-year history of the state-water system, deliveries At maximum pumping rates, all that water could be safely have been this low only once before.

parked in Lake Cachuma sometime this June. Of the 14,000 acre-feet, 7,600 acre-feet would be set aside for South Coast agencies, and the rest would be allocated to North County consumers, the City of Santa Maria and Vandenberg Air Force Base being the largest. With this supply, Stokes estimates CCWA would have the capacity to deliver to 35 percent the agencies’ contractual allocations in the next year. But would it be wiser to cut back now just in case?

Thirsty Customers, Crops, and Cows Droughts, like fires, floods, and earthquakes, are integral to Santa Barbara’s ambient disaster-scape. They are inevitable, somewhat predictable, but — strangely — always a fresh revelation in how violent they can be. Superficially, droughts mean brown lawns, yellow toilets, short showers, and withered plants. They mean smaller fruit, dead trees, and wild animals encroaching into the urban zone and domesticated critters mysteriously disappearing. One water district manager described a drought as a slow-motion earthquake. Those most obviously shaken are those living immediately off the land. And along the way, droughts provide us all a very harsh lesson in humility.

HUNGRY HEIFERS: Cattle ranchers have been slammed hardest, forced to buy hay — at ever rising prices — after three consecutive hot dry years left their fields seared and barren.

In Montecito, home to some of the most lavishly landscaped estates ever imagined, the Montecito Water District board went beyond mere drought declaration, announcing it was facing a bona fide, right-here, right-now water shortage. If customers don’t cut back consumption by 25 percent, the district announced it could actually go dry sometime this

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fall. But in a place where some customers spend up to $8,000 a month on water, high prices and higher fines have little impact on water use. If cuts aren’t forthcoming, district manager Tom Mosby said he’s ready to attach flow restrictors to the water pipes of noncooperative customers. Not all water districts on the South Coast are similarly afflicted. Carpinteria, for example, is endowed with a bountiful groundwater basin, unlike Montecito. Thanks to a decision made 23 years ago, Carpinteria signed up for far more state water than it ever needed or could hope to afford. Still, in the current pinch, state water — even now a hot-button issue in Carpinteria’s most recent water board election — has come in very handy. Despite such seemingly solid supplies, water boardmember Matt Roberts said he’s scanning the skies for storm clouds. “There’s not even a threat of rain,” he lamented. Calling the current drought “epic” and “Dust Bowl dry,” Roberts — a longtime avocado rancher — is facing tough decisions about the fate of his trees. Without the customary winter rains, he’s been forced to irrigate his crops with water from the district on which he serves. That costs more but isn’t as good.“Rain is much more efficient, complete, and nourishing,” Roberts said.“It’s much higher quality.” With the drought, Roberts said his avocados will be significantly smaller. Smaller fruits also draw lower prices per weight, meaning he could lose money. “If this keeps up, I’ll be subsidizing my operation this year,” he lamented. For the cattle ranchers, it’s tougher yet. Jim Poett, a longtime rancher from the Lompoc area, said he’s been forced to sell off his calves early for the past two years. “It’s very ugly,” he said.“Not locusts and that stuff, but very ugly.” Without the rains, fields that would normally be winter green are now fall brown. He and other ranchers have been forced to buy hay to feed their livestock, and the price of hay has been going nowhere but up.“If it’s still brown in March, then everything is gone,” Poett stated.“There won’t be any cattle. Some guys might keep a few head, but everything will be sold. This is it. Kaput. But we’re not there yet. It could still rain.” (Poett is the husband of Santa Barbara Independent editor in chief and co-owner Marianne Partridge.) Water managers with the Goleta Water District say their customers have spent millions securing a diverse supply and drastically reduced per capita consumption

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to half the City of Santa Barbara’s and one-quarter of Montecito’s. Because of this, said district manager John McGinnis, Goleta should be able to squeak through the next two years without having to declare a drought of any kind. And though Santa Barbara water managers are confident they can make normal deliveries throughout the coming year, they announced they’d declare a Stage  drought in March. That’s mostly a gesture designed to promote greater public awareness and voluntary

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reductions. But still, it’s a year sooner than city droughtresponse plans are calibrated. In 2011, city water managers synchronized their alarm clocks to the South Coast’s six-year water cycle. Typically, Stage  alerts are called for only after three dry years. In this case, the declaration will come after just two.

Cachuma in Peril? Even so, that’s not soon enough for Councilmember Bendy White, who served as chair of the city’s Water Commission during the crushing drought of 1986-1991. That’s when Santa Barbarans famously painted their lawns green and “water cops” were dispatched by City Hall to crack down on violators. Back then, City Hall entertained all kinds of crackpot schemes, like transporting water from Alaska via tanker or hauling icebergs down to Santa Barbara. For White, lack of rainfall is only part of the problem. The scorching heat is another, baking the ground hard and dry, the backcountry vegetation into crispy kindling. If Santa Barbara gets no rain this month, it will be only the fourth time in recorded history that’s ever happened. “It’s scary-ass dry,” exclaimed White, who suggested that Santa Barbara’s natural cycle of floods and droughts might be accelerating.“I’m having the hair-on-the-backof-my-neck sense that something’s not right,” he said. Lake Cachuma, he noted, has plunged faster in this drought than it did in the same time 23 years ago. In response to unseasonably hot weather — and rains less than 20 percent of normal — dam operators are pumping water out of the lake as fast as they typically do in August, not January, while customers scramble to keep their outdoor plants alive. Lake Cachuma — by far the biggest source of water for Goleta, Carpinteria, Montecito, and Santa Barbara — has just dipped below 40 percent of its capacity this week. If it dips below 30 percent — as it will by September, should present trends continue — Lake Cachuma’s water level will fall below two of the five portals into which the water is pumped on its way to South Coast customers. In that case, dam operators will find themselves forced to pump the water from a barge on the lake into the portals. The question is at what maximum capacity to calibrate the pumps. Currently, dam operators are looking at a pumping capacity of 44 million gallons a day. What makes that number striking is that the last time this happened — 1990 — the pumps had a capacity of about 17 million gallons a day. Although Randall Ward of the Cachuma Operations and Maintenance Board had no explanation for this leap, he acknowledged it was dramatic.“That’s not a jump,” he said.“It’s a crescendo.”’ Lake Cachuma currently provides 27,500 acre-feet of water a year to its member agencies. White expressed concern at a recent city council meeting that this amount could be largely reduced for several reasons. At some point, it appears likely that Cachuma operators could be ordered to divert a significant flow downstream to help maintain viable habitat for the federally endangered steelhead trout that once claimed the Santa Ynez River and its tributaries in prodigious numbers. Rebecca Bjork, Santa Barbara’s new public works director and former water director, cautioned there’s no way to know how much water the city could lose as a result of the steelhead preservation efforts and that any final decision remains a long way off. A more immediate threat may be an apparent shift in professional etiquette among the water managers of the member agencies. In droughts past, there was an understanding among managers that when the dam dipped below 100,000 acre-feet storage, they’d voluntarily reduce their draw by 20 percent. This practice

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TONIGHT! DOUBLE TROUBLE: Normally water managers plan for six-year droughts, but this shortage might be running twice that fast. As the county enters the third dry year, Lake Cachuma has dipped perilously low, with only enough water left for the next year-and-a-half at current consumption levels.

helped stretch limited resources and bought time for agencies as they sought to ratchet back consumption. But with Cachuma now well below the 100,000 acre-foot mark, this cutback has not occurred.“The level of perceived cooperation among member agencies is not as strong,” said Carpinteria’s Roberts. “There’s more of an every-man-for-himself attitude,” he said. In this case, the Goleta district balked. When Goleta declined to participate, the other agencies declined, as well. According to McGinnis, Lake Cachuma provides his customers the cheapest glass of water they can buy. “If you have two glasses of water side by side, and you’re thirsty, you’re going to drink the cheaper one first,” he explained. “After that, if you’re still thirsty, you’d pay the extra money.” McGinnis added that the Goleta district will pump about 3,000 acre-feet of state water — much more expensive — into Lake Cachuma this year, and that contribution will provide the same net effect as if the district had observed the voluntary cutback tradition. Carpinteria’s Roberts noted,“Whenever water becomes scarce, there’ll be more arguments.”

Fluid Solutions What saved Southern California from the last major drought was the Miracle March rain of 1991. Rarely has so massively messy an inundation been the cause of such mass jubilation. But between 1986 and 1991, South Coast water agencies and residents made major changes. Low-flow toilets and showerheads became ubiquitous, and drip irrigation more broadly embraced. Local governments invested in a new reclaimed-water-distribution system so treated sewage water, rather than drinking water, could be used to irrigate soccer fields and parks. Santa Barbara city residents cut their consumption in half, successfully spurred on by new punitive water prices. Prices stayed the same for the daily minimum needed for indoor use; after that, prices increased 16-fold. It worked. Farmers embraced more efficient irrigation methods. Water districts adopted drought-management plans and hired conservation officers to show customers how to make every drop count. And local governments invested millions upon millions on new water supplies. In 1991, Santa Barbara County voters approved hooking into the state-water system for the first time, locking themselves — collectively — into annual payments of $50 million, whether they got any water or not. Likewise, South Coast voters approved the construction of a desalination plant — with a maximum capacity of 10,000 acrefeet a year. Upon completion, the desal plant stayed up and operating long enough to fill a few hundred plastic bottles with slightly salty-tasting water, but it has been offline ever since. The desal plant currently exists more in popular imagination than in real life. Its components have long been mothballed; some were sold off, and many need to be replaced. In a best-case scenario, it would take two years and $18 million to get that plant up and running. In a worst-case world, the coastal commission would object that the plant relies on antiquated technology that inflicts undue harm to the marine environment and would require something other than what City Hall owns. In this drought, the deus ex machina that will be invoked as the long-

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The good news is that Goleta, Santa Barbara, and Carpinteria have solid groundwater supplies, though Carpinteria’s pumping infrastructure needs serious work. Solvang and Montecito have shallow aquifers with limited storage. In the past, well-heeled Montecitans, put off by past conservation campaigns or district interference, have drilled their own wells. According to Montecito district director Mosby, at least two dozen wells have failed in recent months. Others are encroaching on groundwater supplies upon which the district depends. Thanks to the importation of state water years ago, the Montecito district issued about 500 new meters to customers it otherwise could not serve. But for Montecito and Solvang to make it, they’ll need other water agencies — less reliant upon state water — to sell some of theirs. In a less

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Double-Edged Sword Critics of state water have long contended that the system won’t be able to deliver when it’s most needed, because droughts tend to be statewide in scope. Certainly this is a case in point. But supporters of the system — and Santa Barbara County’s decision to hook into the state-water project at an annual cost of $50 million — contend that even when the system can’t deliver water, the pipes and infrastructure will give the regions the capacity to buy water from other purveyors Santa Barbara would not otherwise have. And they point out that the South Coast would be in far worse shape right now if it hadn’t banked previous year’s allotments in nearby reservoirs. It’s a complicated picture. Montecito, for example, would be in a deeper hole than it currently is were it not for its ability to import state water. Since voters approved the hookup, Montecito took on about 500 additional customers — and the additional demand they put on the system. That would not have happened were it not for state water. At the same time, without state water, the district would lack the tools needed to secure additional supplies. Carpinteria’s picture is complicated in a different way. For years, state water has placed an intense financial burden on the small district that opted for an allotment of 2,000 acre-feet at a cost of $3 million annually. Because there’s no guaranteed quantity of water delivered under the state-water system, water districts say they’re really paying for the pipes. So if Carpinteria were to get 100 acre-feet this year — as it would under the 5 percent delivery scenario — it would be at a cost of $3 million. The pipes, however, have allowed the cashstrapped district, which once boasted the highest rates in the county, to sell water in previous years to other districts. And with the onset of the drought, the Carpinteria district — once eager to unload its state-water obligation — is less anxious to sell. — NW

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In a place where some customers spend up to $8,000 a month on water, high prices and higher fines have little impact on water use. GATHER ACORNS: Even if it does rain, at least 20 inches of precipitation are needed to generate runoff into area reservoirs. Until then, water planners hope to discourage afternoon irrigation — like this whirlybird on a polo field between Summerland and Carpinteria.

Ruiz, a longtime water warrior and member of the city’s water commission. The dam has been rendered effectively inoperable by the vast buildup of silt caused by years of operation and severely exacerbated by deposits of ash and soil erosion caused by the recent Zaca Fire. At a recent City Council meeting, Santa Barbara Mayor Helene Schneider asked the cost of dredging Gibraltar. Sometime later, her colleague Councilmember White calculated it would take 1.6 million truckloads to haul. For the time being, city public works chief Bjork is maintaining a PARCHED: Tom Mosby of the Montecito Water District declared posture of vigilant confidence, even a bona fide water shortage, predicting that without rain or a with the recent revelations about 25 percent cutback by customers — some of whom use $8,000 state-water deliveries.“Am I nera month in water a month — Montecito could go dry by fall. vous?” she asked.“As a water manager, I have to be nervous. But we still have a diverse supply, our groundwater’s cooperative landscape, that may prove easier in good shape, and we’re still on track to make said than done. normal deliveries this year.” Santa Barbara’s reclaimed-water system, it In the meantime, Councilmember White turns out, has barely functioned for the past hasn’t shaken that feeling that’s caused the hair seven years. It’s now being taken offline for on the back of his neck to stand at perpetual major repairs. When that work is completed attention. He remains spooked. In the meantwo years hence, it will replace 1,300 acre-feet time, he intends to play the role of Cassandra, of potable water that could more directly meet warning his fellow councilmembers on a human needs. In the meantime, that extra weekly basis how dry things are.“The only rain demand places additional drain on limited to fall at all in the whole state of California for supplies. the month of January was just a smidgen in When Santa Barbara’s first dam — Gibraltar Eureka,” he said.“That’s it! And January is traDam — was built in 1920, it was billed as the ditionally when we feast.” ultimate solution to the region’s water-supply White recognizes all his hyperventilation challenges, capable of delivering about 3,000 could be for naught. He sincerely hopes it is. acre-feet a year. (The city’s total demand is Intoning what’s become the de facto universal 14,000 acre-feet. ) Today, Gibraltar — located a prayer for those seeking to ward off drought, few miles upstream from Lake Cachuma — is White noted,“It could always rain in February.” all but bone dry. “This is the first time in my life Gibraltar has been this dry,” said Russell ■

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/: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue  Be a part of this new kind of sound from this New Orleans musical protégé (pictured) who is fresh off of a career-defining year that included a Grammy nomination, the release of a critically acclaimed debut album, and a spot on this summer’s Coachella lineup. Trombone Shorty (a k a Troy Andrews) has drawn praise from fans and critics alike for his swaggerfilled contemporary blend of jazz, R&B, and funk. pm. Campbell Hall, UCSB. $-$. Call -.

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pm. Solvang Library,  Mission Dr., Solvang. Free. Call -.

/: Christopher Cross  When you get caught between the moon and Santa Barbara, what do you do? Go see this defining artist of the “adult contemporary genre.” Cross will showcase the revolutionary sounds that earned him a record five Grammy awards in  in a one-night-only performance. pm. Chumash Casino Resort,  E. Hwy. , Santa Ynez. $$. Ages +. Call () -. /-/: Chris Ballinger’s Magic Show for Families  With  years of professional performances, Ballinger, one of the most accomplished magicians on the Central Coast, will amaze with these family-friendly performances at area library branches. Thu.: :am. Carpinteria Library,  Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria. :pm. S.B Central Library,  E. Anapamu St. Fri.: :am. Eastside Library,  E. Montecito St. Sat.:

/: Pop Up Doc Film Festival  Be a part of this celebration of the power of film, with this year’s roster of seven films highlighted by special screenings of Sharon Stone’s film Femme (pictured) and Blood Ganja, a controversial documentary film about the prosecution of Joshua Braun from

/: Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers, with The Rainbow Girls  Join San Francisco’s Nicki Bluhm, whose vocals have drawn comparisons to Linda Ronstadt, in an evening of California folk-rock rounded out by Farmers Market darlings The Rainbow Girls. pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club,  State St. $. Ages +. Call -.

/: Gray Whales Count Information Meeting  Learn about the migration and behavior of the largest class of animals on the planet, as well as opportunities to volunteer and assist in a -week survey from Counter Point at the Coal Oil Point Reserve. -pm. Farrand Hall, S.B. Museum of Natural History,  Puesta del Sol. Free. Call -.

/: Slanted Land, with Bare Feet, The Young Rapscallions  Go with the rock flow in this diverse evening of music, from area bands who care nothing for genre classifications. Rather, they care only about rocking. :pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club,  State St. $. Ages +. Call -. COURTESY CALM

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FRIDAY 1/24 /-/: SBHS Theatre’s Music of the Night  For a th year, Santa Barbara High School’s annual Broadway revue, Music of the Night, will celebrate students’ taking ownership of their education with a performance of various musical numbers selected from Broadway productions. Each number was cast, directed, and choreographed by students. Shows through February . pm. S.B. High School,  E. Anapamu St. $-$. Call -. COURTESY MULTICULTURAL CTR.

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/: Salomon Pico: The Inspiration for Zorro?  R. Lawson Gamble presents the fascinating life story of Salomon Pico (), who was the cousin of Mexican governor Pío Pico and was a cattle broker by day and the leader of a gang of bandits by night. Be prepared to be intrigued by this tale of gold, murder, mystery, and adventure. :pm. Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum & Carriage House,  Sagunto St., Santa Ynez. Free-$. Call -. /: Mahader Tesfai: Bliggity Black: Blacker Than Black  Take part in a conversation and reception with Tesfai, whose colorful works on canvas (pictured) exploring African identity will be on display through mid-March. :pm. MultiCultural Ctr., UCSB. Free. Call -. /: Young Creatures, with Emily Wryn & The Lights Electric  These L.A. indie folk-rockers return to S.B. after pleasing last year’s New Noise crowds. pm. Seven Bar & Kitchen,  Helena Ave. Free. Ages +. Call -.

/: Archaeological Institute of America Lecture  Dr. MarieHenriette Gates, professor of archaeology at Bilkent University in Turkey, will deliver a lecture on Kinet Höyük, an ancient seaport near Iskenderun in Turkey and an archeological site since  because of its proximity to the site of Alexander the Great’s defeat of the Persians. pm. S.B. Museum of Natural History,  Puesta del Sol. Free. Call -. /: Twelfth Night A love triangle where everyone is miserable — no, it’s not the latest episode of Scandal; it’s Shakespeare, of course. Get off the couch, and see in person a brother that comes back from the dead, a drunk uncle, and, best of all, a happy ending. Fri.-Sat.: pm; Sun.: pm. Ojai Art Ctr. Theater,  S. Montgomery St., Ojai. $-$. Call -. 

24-26 /-/: CALM Antiques, Decorative Arts & Vintage Show and Sale  You’re sure to find a treasure among this rare and alluring selection of unique furniture, accessories, jewelry, and art from more than  vendors. Proceeds benefit area nonprofit Child Abuse Listening Mediation (CALM). Fri.Sat.: am-pm; Sun.: am-pm. Earl Warren Showgrounds,  Calle Real. Free-$. Call -.

/, /: Magic Lantern Films Presents: Blue Is the Warmest Color  Come see what all the controversy’s about at one of these special screenings of Abdellatif Kechiche’s latest film, which grapples with issues of love, longings, and loss and caused a sensation at Cannes.  and pm. Isla Vista Theater,  Embarcadero del Norte, Isla Vista. $. Call () -.

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price of a six-pack, you can take in six matches (or just one, if you prefer) and help support the soccer programs of the San Marcos Royals and Santa Barbara Dons. It’s the first of two meetings between the crosstown rivals, and instead of playing the games midweek with the boys at one school and the girls at another, they’ll square off at Santa Barbara throughout the day, starting with the froshsoph teams (on both the stadium and lower fields) and winding up with RIVAL REUNION: SBHS’s the featured varsity matches. There Hannah Brisby (#) will be a taco bar and other refreshcommands the ball during a ments. A second “Super Saturday” will 2013 match against SMHS. take place February  at San Marcos.  am: freshman-sophomore; pm: junior varsity; pm: boys varsity; pm: girls varsity. Peabody Stadium, S.B. High School,  E. Anapamu St. $. Call - x.

SATURDAY 1/25 /: Hilary and Kate!  The sounds of two voices, a guitar, and a violin will intertwine in a blissful wave, washing over those fortunate enough to attend this intimate evening of Celtic music with a contemporary twist. pm. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church,  N. Fairview Ave., Goleta. Free. Call -. /-/: The Life of Verdi  Calling all Verdi fans! The Santa Barbara Symphony and Opera Santa Barbara assist Maestro Nir Kabaretti in celebrating Verdi’s th birthday in a performance of his greatest opera works. Sat.: pm; Sun.: pm. Granada Theatre,  State St. $-$. Call -.

combine, for an evening of music that’s both dynamic and soulful. Eternally sardonic, Podrasky (formerly of the luminary punk-rock group The Rave-Ups) is touring on the heels of his first record release in  years, The Would-Be Plans. pm. Lobero Theatre,  E. Canon Perdido St. $-$. Call -.

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/: Modern Science Meets Ancient Maize  The Santa Barbara Permaculture Network kicks off the th Annual S.B. Community Seed Swap by inviting Lorenz Schaller of the Kusa Seed Society to share stories and the history of the sacred-maize tradition. :pm. Faulkner Gallery,  E. Anapamu St. $. Call -.

/: Bear in Mind: The Story of the California Grizzly  Did you know that, according to some scientists, California used to be home to more than , grizzly bears? Bearing in mind that those same creatures have been extinct since the s, this exhibit explores the myth of the grizzly bear and how our actions impact the natural world. am-pm. S.B. Museum of Natural History,  Puesta del Sol. Free-$. Call -.

/: Sings Like Hell Presents: Jimmer, Jude Johnstone  Two under-heralded and timeless musical forces

/: Dalai Lama Awakening  Producer-Director Khashyar Darvich will be on hand for a Q&A

following the special, preview screening of his documentary film narrated by Harrison Ford documenting the life and philosophies of the Dalai Lama. :pm. Yoga Soup,  Parker Way. $. Call -.

SUNDAY 1/26 /: th Annual Santa Barbara Community Seed Swap  Join the Santa Barbara Permaculture Network and hundreds of gardeners, farmers, and plant lovers in the seed-saving movement to ensure that locally adapted seeds and plants are passed on to future generations. Children are welcome. am-pm. Faulkner Gallery,  E. Anapamu St. Free. Call -.

MONDAY 1/27 /: Science Pub: Acid in Our Oceans  The latest in a fun and friendly lecture series on nature and science will grapple with the potential effects of ocean acidification on marine life with Dr. Debora Iglesias-Rodriguez of UCSB. :pm. Dargan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant,  E. Ortega St. Free. Ages +. Call - x. /: Introductory -D Modeling Class  This two-hour session will introduce participants to the forefront of -D-printing technology and “maker” culture, including a basic run-through of some of the software and hardware used. To top it off, select students will get a chance to do some “making” of their own! -pm. Townley Rm., S.B. Central Library,  E. Anapamu St. Free. Ages +. Call - or visit bit.ly/bgqwr to preregister.

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/: Kid Flix Mix  Be proactive with plans at the ready with this presentation n of “thrill ride,” back-to-back-to-back kid-friendly, dly dl high-quality short films. Be sure to arrive early so your kids d ds can get balloons and their faces painted before the show! am. Campbell Hall, UCSB. $-$. Call -. Read more on p. . teens, and adults with opportunities to compete and succeed. :-pm. Louise Lowry Davis Ctr.,  De la Vina St. Free. Ages +. Call - x. /: Margo Rey  Her voice has been called “an elegant reminder why the human voice is referred to as an instrument.” pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club,  State St. $. Call -.

of the U.S. civil rights movement in modern China. A discussion with director Kevin McKiernan follows the screening. pm. MultiCultural Ctr., UCSB. Free. Call -.

/: The Summit  This film explores the nature of adventure, unpacking a series of events that saw  climbers lose their lives in the Himalayas in . Winner of Sundance and the Banff Mountain Film Festival awards, the film features reenactments based on the testimony of those who survived. :pm. Campbell Hall, UCSB. $-$. Call -. /: Cup of Culture — Meet the Filmmaker: Bringing King to China  This film puts a unique perspective on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by investigating the impact

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“I have no idea what’s awaiting me, or what will happen when this all ends,” wrote Albert Camus of the afterlife in his novel The Plague. It’s a sentiment that cardiologist Eben Alexander shared until having a near-death experience. In 2008, Alexander contracted HEAVEN-SENT: Dr. Eben bacterial meningitis; he was Alexander talks eternity in a coma for six days, during of the soul. which time he claims to have had visions of a heaven that filled him with joy, peace, and love. He chronicled his out-ofbody experience in his book Proof of Heaven and is coming to S.B. to speak about his “insights on consciousness, including eternity of soul … the illusion of a separate self, the brain as a reducing valve and the creative source that underlies all of reality.” Alexander will be joined by audio meditation specialist Karen Newell. The event takes place Saturday, January 25, 6:308:30 p.m., at the Marjorie Luke Theatre (721 E. Cota St). Tickets: $20 (general) - $100 (reserved seating; meet-and-greet reception, 4:30-6 p.m.; and copy of Proof of Heaven). For tickets and information, call 451-8646 or visit iands-sb-s2.eventbrite .com. — Michelle Drown

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isions of Hope will hold its fourth annual Worship & Celebration Service to kick off Black History month. The free and public event will revolve around this year’s national theme, “A Tribute to Civil Rights in America,” and will honor Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela. Husband and wife Philip and DREAM MAKER: Visions of Lillian Pipersburg — who met Hope honors Martin Luther at a fair as junior high school King Jr. at its Worship & Celekids in Santa Barbara — founded bration Service. the nonprofit in 2010 to express faith, glorify God, and promote a just and humane society. They have partnered with 16 churches and organizations throughout the county in an attempt to desegregate worship and “bring black, Spanish, white, everybody under one umbrella.” Santa Barbara pastor David Moore will deliver a message, and area artists will perform gospel music. Eight African Americans will also be recognized: Isaac Garrett, Tony Jackson, Lawanda Lyons-Pruitt, Wendy Sims Moten, Bill Simms, Naomi Smith, Nannie Wilkins, and Catherine J. Vines. The honorees, ranging from high school teachers to public defenders to community activists, have been chosen for their contributions to the civil rights movement and for uplifting the community in various fashions. “We want to take a step forward in working as a unit as members of our community,” Pipersburg said.

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Our first stop after sailing from Fort Lauderdale: the Mexican island of Cozumel, where it rained. We found a tiny taco stand and drank Sol beer and talked to the locals and crew while rain pitter-patted on the roof. The sun was glorious for the rest of the cruise. In Jamaica, we bargained for a taxi ride to the Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort and got a quick seminar on Jamaican culture from the driver. On Grand Cayman we had a chance to kiss dolphins, swim with (harmless) stingrays at Stingray City, and visit a turtle farm. Instead, we hopped on a taxi to the beach for lunch. The fourth port of call

y first ocean voyage was aboard one of Uncle Sam’s luxurious yachts, a wallowing troop ship that hauled me from a raging snowstorm in New York to the balmy breezes of

Panama. We stopped at Puerto Rico and pre-Castro Cuba’s Guantánamo Bay, and along the way, I fell in love with the tropics. That love affair has never faded, and I’ve been back to the Caribbean many times; the last time was a few weeks ago on a gleaming cruise ship offering practically every delight known to seafaring pleasure-seekers. By day, my fellow passengers on the Celebrity Silhouette splashed in the pool, played volleyball, got acquainted in the hot tubs, slathered themselves with oil, risked skin cancer, and downed odd-named drinks and festooned with tiny umbrellas. Below deck, a virtual shopping mall awaited. At night, you could retire to the elegant dining room where an army of servers awaited your commands. Sue and I opted for the come-anytime balcony above the main dining room, where we loitered at our leisure. There was also a 24-hour café — the best I’ve ever found on a ship — offering a wide assortment of dishes and all the ice cream you could eat. We had a “veranda” stateroom back on the fantail, featuring a balcony that had a 180-degree panoramic view of where we’d been. We were peacefully far from the hustle-bustle and made it a point to have breakfast delivered daily. We relaxed with coffee on the veranda, watching the blue Caribbean roll by.

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was the privately leased beach at Labadee, Haiti, a well-organized peninsula where you can stretch out on lounges, browse in a few shops, and enjoy a full barbecue served by the ship’s crew. Back at Fort Lauderdale, we had so much time before catching a plane home that we took a tour to the Everglades, where birds fluttered and a curious alligator swam out to investigate our small boat. The Fort Lauderdale Airport is totally unprepared to handle the masses of cruise-ship passengers arriving each weekend and has got to be rated one of the worst in the world. And beware of U.S. Airways, — Barney Brantingham also of third-world quality.

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loes are hard to miss in the area landscape because they are everywhere. When they are blooming, as they are starting to do this month, they are particularly evident. Showy flowers in shades of orange, coral, and sometimes yellow, rise out of their spiky surroundings, attracting the attention of hungry hummingbirds, as well as us humans. Native to the dry habitats in Africa, aloes come in a staggering variety of shapes and sizes. The smallest rosettes hug the ground just a few inches tall and across, while their arborescent cousins can reach heights of 30 feet. Whatever their size, almost all aloes are armed with some spines. Aloes naturally grow in warm to hot climates and in soils that tend toward the dry side. Most are fairly forgiving of the area’s heavy soils, but for all aloes, it is wise to site them on sloping or raised beds and incorporate sand into the soil for best health. While they can withstand long periods without water, aloes will bloom and look their best with infrequent, but regular, irrigation. Besides their inherent good looks, aloes are noted for a number of other beneficial attributes. Almost all of them contain some amount of the compound called aloin, which gives them medicinal value. Aloe extracts have been used as a purgative to treat stomach complaints, but the most common use for the juice is to treat burns and other skin irritations. Commercial sources of the most active aloe ingredient, aloin, are mainly produced from one species, Aloe barbadensis, com-

monly known as aloe vera. Many cosmetic products, from skin creams to hair-care products, now contain aloe gel, the homogenized fleshy inner portion of the leaf. SPINY BEAUTY: Aloes aren’t just Without investing pretty — they have medicinal in these processed properties, as well. products, it is a simple matter to break off a leaf and apply the gel of aloe vera or one of its close relatives such as A. ferox and apply it directly to the skin for instant first-aid treatment of burns or minor wounds. More and more different species of aloes are being propagated and are increasingly available. Check out Terra del Sol in Goleta for one of the largest area selections. For lots of excellent advice on not only names of aloes and their hybrids but also growing information, go to wholesale nursery San Marcos Growers’s website (smgrowers.com). If the aloe is listed there, it will be available at an area nursery — perhaps — Virginia Hayes not every week, but certainly by special order. january 23, 2014

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Though inadvertent, it was the sort of foul that might result in players glowering at each other. But these two girls hugged. “We’ve known each other since we were a year old,” Morgan explained later. Spend a few hours in the Page Youth Center (PYC) gymnasium, and you’ll see many such scenes. Good sportsmanship is both preached and practiced IT TAKES A COMMUNITY: The Stars had a breakaway opportunity, with the Lynx in hot pursuit. Founded during the basketball in 1984, the Page Youth Center offers basketball leagues in the winter, volleyball in the spring, camps in season that involves the summer, and clinics in the fall. Of the facility, PYC Executive Director Bob Yost said,“[It’s] an island of sanity and love.” 600 children in 1st-8th grades. Executive Director Bob Yost calls the PYC’s grounds on Hollister Avenue “an and a PYC boardmember. He was a four-year basketball letisland of sanity and love.” A tryout-and-draft system keeps terman at UCSB in the early ’90s. Linda was a Gaucho soccer the teams reasonably well balanced and promotes friendships player. It is well documented that there is a dark side to youth — your teammate one year may be on the other side the next. sports if they are not put in the proper perspective. The Mey“This is good family time,” said Guy Cekada, whose 9-year-old twins, Brendan and Bradley, were on the same ers gave their takes on some major issues. boys’ team. Their grandfather, John Cekada, watched them PERILS OF SPECIALIZATION: In addition to play with a big smile on his face. Guy tries to downplay the basketball, both Meyer girls have played AYSO and club winning and losing part,“but they’re driven,” he said of his soccer, and Hannah recently joined a water polo club. It’s sons.“The team’s record is on the Internet. They showed me unhealthy on many levels for young athletes to play a single on a tablet.” sport, according to Santa Barbara clinical psychologist Members of the oldest generation might wax nostalgic Steven Smith. “Research shows it increases the likelihood of about their early sports experiences, remembering how they injury and leads to burnout,” Smith said, “and in the long run chose up sides and played for hours in a neighbor’s yard or you don’t become a better athlete. I have data on Division  a park. Just about every school had sports programs run by baseball athletes at UCSB that shows they reached an average PE teachers. The only other organized youth sport was Little age of 16 before they specialized.” League baseball. The Meyers wholeheartedly agree.“There’s more wear and Those days are long past. There are after-school youth tear on your body if all you do is play one sport, like hammerleagues and clubs in a multitude of sports from baseball and ing your knees and ankles in soccer,” Linda said. “It balances softball to soccer, lacrosse, and rugby. The Page Youth Center your body out to use different muscle groups. If you play just was founded in 1984. Its gymnasium, which has two full-size one sport and quit, you’ll have missed the opportunity to basketball courts, was completed in 1991. The PYC offers baslearn another sport. Also, you meet new people in different ketball leagues in the winter, volleyball in the spring, camps sports. Our girls can play as many sports as they want as long in the summer, and clinics in the fall. It also sponsors all-star as they can.” Mike observed,“Ever since Hannah started playbasketball clubs, the Vipers (boys) and Rebels (girls). Many high school athletes developed their skills in such programs. ing water polo, her soccer and basketball have become expo“The local community really built this place,” said John nentially better.” Mike played baseball as well as basketball in Cekada, pointing out the banners that decorate the walls of high school until his senior year. Linda was a year-round socthe gym. There are 60 of them, representing the businesses cer player but also tried volleyball, basketball, gymnastics, and and institutions that support the center. It is able to provide softball. Both parents model a healthy lifestyle. “We’ve done scholarships for children whose families cannot afford the triathlons together, we go on bike rides together, and we try to participation fee ($210 for a basketball season). eat right,” Mike said. Mike and Linda Meyer have watched their daughters, Hannah, 11, and Kate, 9, learn the fundamentals of basketEXPECTATIONS: “We’re trying to raise good, responsible ball and make a lot of friends in the gymnasium. Mike is the girls, but we want to make sure our kids are still being kids,” volunteer coach of Hannah’s team in the 5th-6th grade league Mike said. “It can get serious really fast. We always make sure

FRIENDLY FOES: Claire Early (left) of the Lynx hugged it out with opponent Morgan Jensen-Magne of the Stars when they accidentally collided while playing a hotly contested basketball game at the Page Youth Center.

they’re having fun and want to play.” Linda said,“Sports are important to us because you learn so much about teamwork, camaraderie, how to deal with winning and losing. A bad game doesn’t change who they are or how I treat them and take care of them.” Mike and Linda both were fortunate to receive athletic scholarships at UCSB, but that possibility is not the reason they want their daughters to play sports. Linda said, “It’s something new to me, to hear parents talking so much about college scholarships. Some actually pick a sport for their kid because of that opportunity: ‘You shouldn’t play soccer, because so many people play soccer.’ People’s egos get involved. It saps the fun out of it. Do we ever say [about their daughters],‘Could they?’ Sure we do. Are we banking on it? No.”

COACHING AND SPECTATING: While their kids are learning to play the game, parents have to learn how to behave. Among the no-nos: coaching your child from the stands. Yelling at the referees. Disagreeing with the coach in front of your child. Unloading a critique on your child after a game.“Those are all things to avoid,” Mike said, “and sometimes it’s easier said than done.” He takes his own coaching very seriously and finds it hard not to say things like,“Move your feet,” and,“Stop the ball,” when he’s a spectator at Kate’s 3rd-4th grade games. He and Linda both go out of their way to applaud good plays by girls who are not on their daughters’ teams. The Page Youth Center pays its referees, and they appear to be well respected.“I like to see a clean game, not a physical affair with kids all over the floor,” Mike said. Although the referees tend to be forgiving when the younger players carry the ball a few steps, he said,“There’s no way either of my daughters should double-dribble and not be called for it.” As for questioning a coach, Mike said the best approach is to send an email expressing your concerns. If the inquisitor happens to be your wife, it’s another story. After Hannah’s team blew a 10-point lead and lost a game last week, Linda said,“We had a family conversation over dinner. It was about Mike’s coaching strategy.” For more sports, including a weekly highlight schedule, see independent.com/sports. january 23, 2014

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here’s a long history of cross-pollination between the Napa Valley and Santa Barbara wine counties. The recent move south by Adam Henkel, one of the people primarily responsible for America’s most expensive wine, may one day mark a tipping point in the ongoing saga of whether Napa’s esteem will ever be eclipsed. Of course, the humble, laid-back, Louisville, Kentucky–raised winemaker involved wouldn’t put it exactly that way. “When you’re running around the winery and punching down the grapes and handling the wine, you aren’t thinking that it will cost $700 a bottle,” said Henkel of his eight vintages at Harlan Estate, which fights a continual price-raising war with Screaming Eagle, Napa’s competing cult winery. “All you are thinking about is how to make the best wine possible. That’s what I’m here to do.” “Here” is Crown Point Vineyards, a property that was founded more than a decade ago as Cimarone with the Silicon Valley money of Roger and Priscilla Higgins, in the heart of the relatively new Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara appellation. In 2012, the Higginses — whose label, now made by Andrew Murray, still exists via a tasting room in Los Olivos — sold the 100-acre property, on-site winery, and 30 or so acres of vineyards to Roger Bower, a Texan who made his millions producing fire-fighting foam and contracting a private fire-fighting squad to battle problematic blazes in the Gulf of Mexico and Middle East. After selling his company in 2011, Bower’s love of fine wine and horses led him straight to Happy Canyon, home to both thoroughbred facilities and vineyards specializing in Bordeaux varietals. His hunt for a winemaker dovetailed with Henkel’s desire to spread his wings, so the two teamed up in April 2013 and have been plotting a shakeup of Santa Barbara’s comparably modest price points ever since. The plan, much like Harlan and Screaming Eagle, is to produce a singular wine known as Crown Point, starting with the 2013 vintage, which probably won’t be released until 2016 or 2017. Early rumors were that the very limited release would be offered for something like $300 — which is virtually unheard of in Santa Barbara County, except for the lavish prices paid for Manfred Krankl’s Sine Qua Non bottles, and those are technically made in Ventura County. During a recent tour of the property, Henkel said that the price, much like everything else in Crown Point’s early stages, is nowhere near being decided — hinting that it may eventually be closer to $200 and will certainly be more than $100. However, he did offer,“It is going to be one of the most expensive wines in the area.” Though sure to spark a bit of sticker shock for Santa Barbara wine fans accustomed to fantastic wines in the $25-$60 range, there are bottom-line reasons for a multi-Benjamin bottling. Once he moved his wife, four kids, and nanny

down to Santa Ynez, the 39-year-old Henkel (who is Crown Point’s only current employee) set about ordering top-ofthe-line equipment, such as upright oak cask fermenters and custom-crafted concrete tanks, and refurbishing the winery, including the creation of a “mission control station” to oversee both the hot and cold glycol lines that he installed to keep temperatures ideal as the grapes ferment. While plenty of Santa Barbara wineries use glycol-lined tanks to keep their juice cold, Henkel got funny looks when he inquired around about hot glycol, which he admitted is a “luxury in winemaking” but said “everyone” uses in Napa to ensure “long, warm macerations” that fight against “hard, angular tannins.” He explained,“You’re not going to change the flavors of the fruit you get out of the vineyard, but you can make the yeast happy.” Expressing surprise that more Santa Barbarans haven’t already launched luxury-level bottlings, Henkel comes to Happy Canyon at a critical time, as the fledgling appellation strives to distinguish itself as home for Bordeaux varietals like cabernet sauvignon in a region known more for the Burgundian grapes of pinot noir and chardonnay as well as the Rhône Valley’s syrah. To Henkel, the difference between cab in Napa and Happy Canyon is really about density, with thicker, jammier juice more present up north.“People always say that Napa Valley is making these fruit bombs, but that’s what the grapes are giving you,” said Henkel, who believes that Happy Canyon may offer more of a distinct typicity to each varietal, and he’s especially excited about the “undervalued” malbec.“The fruit down here has a lot of character to it, a lot of soul to it, but maybe it’s not as dense and rich and big.” Those seeking a taste of Henkel’s work needn’t take out a second mortgage yet or wait until 2017 either. The second part of the Crown Point plan was the purchase of the existing Westerly brand, which Henkel is refocusing to shine a more affordable light on Santa Barbara, from Happy Canyon to the Sta. Rita Hills, with current releases — some of which he blended, some not — of pinot, chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, cab, merlot, white and red blends known as Fletcher’s, and the syrah-viognier Côte Blonde ranging in price from $20-$75. To bolster both projects, Henkel hopes to have expanded the estate vineyards to 44 acres by 2015, and he says that there may be a third project in the works, as well. “My goal with Crown Point is to put together the best blend we can for this property,” he said of his main charge. “I’m looking to make a well-structured, Left Bank–style Bordeaux blend that will drink well for a long time. I believe the quality will justify the price.”

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hough he’s been making wine since the late 1970s — including his Santa Barbara County start at Rancho Sisquoc in 1985 and the founding of his own brand in 1994 — Stephan Bedford might be even crazier about mushrooms than grapes. So for the eighth time, he’s hosting his Mushrooms Gone FUN GUY: Stephan Bedford is a fan of Wild! event at Bedford both wine grapes and mushrooms. Winery in Los Alamos this Saturday, when mushroom experts — both the scientific and culinary kind — will be on hand to serve up mycological info and earthy eats alongside wines of multiple varietals and vintages. The fun guy in charge fills us in on more details below.

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What’s our regional reputation ’shroom-wise? Santa Barbara County is known for some really choice edible mushrooms. One of the great ones we see around here are chanterelles, which we have explosions of when we get rain in the wintertime. They’re golden and beautiful, coming out from under the dust, and they’re so tasty. You can find them at the farmers market and the grocery store, so you don’t have to necessarily fight the poison oak to get them. People can also find boletes and, depending on the region, puffballs, which can be tasty, and certain agarics, but you have to be very careful, because they have a lot of similar ones that can be incredibly poisonous. Is it popular to pick your own? As more people become

interested in gathering mushrooms, the pressure gets much more intense, and it becomes a question ethically of what to do. Should I appreciate them and look at them, or take one, or take all of them home? The thing is to hopefully appreciate it, really just look at it as what it is, and don’t ingest it unless you are absolutely certain what you’re looking at. As well, you can look into any gardening catalog, and even Costco sells mushroom kits. You can grow an amazing amount — king trumpets, shiitakes, lion’s manes, gold and blue and white oyster mushrooms — in your garage or your closet. People get incredibly efficient at this.

How do they do in this dry weather? This year is very challenging. I’m a native Californian, and never in my life have I seen a drier year. So while we can always find some mushrooms, it won’t be in the quantity or diversity that we would like. So our culinary endeavors will focus on dried mushrooms this year. Why pair wine with mushrooms? Not all wines work with mushrooms, like not all foods work with wines. But wines are complex in nature and can have a lot of flavors and aromatics that are reminiscent of a lot of natural ingredients. Does this smell floral like orange blossoms or herbal like sage? Mushrooms can have intense flavors, and, when [they’re] paired with other ingredients, you can also open the window of an expression into those things. The wine enhances the dish, and the dish enhances the wines.

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SUPERHUMANS: The members of Random Dance push their bodies to extremes in FAR.

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led to this thi hiss work workk were wer eree sparked spar sp arkked ked when when McGregor McG cGre Grego gorr led read historian Roy Porter’s 2005 Flesh in the Age of Reason (the work takes its title from an acronym of the book’s). Porter traces the evolution of scientific thought from the superstition of the Dark Ages through the rationalism of the Enlightenment, when the study of human anatomy in particular transformed the way we think about our bodies. McGregor began showing up in the studio with illustrations of human organs and instruments used in early autopsies. He shared these with the dancers, creating movement tasks. Combined with McGregor’s ongoing fascination with cognitive research, these movement studies stimulated a new exploration of body and mind. “He was really exploring how the body works in connection with the brain,” explained Random Dance’s associate director, Odette Hughes, in a recent phone conversation. Hughes, who danced in the company for years, describes her current role as “standing back” to witness the creative process and then “stepping in” to realize the vision onstage. Once McGregor has created a work, Hughes directs rehearsals and coordinates with designers and collaborators to bring the work together. As she sees it, there’s little need for audiences to understand the origins of a work like FAR; it speaks for itself. Her invitation to audiences: “Come and look at the beauty, and then go away and consider what it might have been about.” FAR hits the Granada Theatre stage on Tuesday, January 28, at 8 p.m. For tickets, call 893-3535 or visit artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu. McGregor will also lead a master class on Monday, January 27, at 5:30 p.m. at Sino West Performing Arts. To reserve a spot, call —Elizabeth Schwyzer 966-6950.

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According to its maker, Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Sun follows in the footsteps of its predecessor. On 2011’s Maraqopa, singer/songwriter Damien Jurado took on the persona of a man disappeared. Brothers and Sisters, he says, is about a figure who goes out to find himself and never returns. Based on that assessment, and any fleeting familiarity with Jurado’s 12-album back catalog, you can guess that this new record is brimming with moody sonic expanses, big, chestrattling drums, somber piano melodies, and hauntingly self-reflexive lyrics. In that regard, to talk about standout tracks on a Jurado record is to miss the point entirely. Like his past works, Brothers and Sisters sounds best when listened to in full and left to percolate before a return visit. It’s in that mode that one can note the subtle nuances (like the distantly bellowing echoes on “Silver Donna”) and unpack the words that Jurado weaves together ever so meticulously. “Are you a signal? Where is your station?” he cries out on “Return to Maraqopa,” leaving us to ponder not only whom he’s talking to, but if he’s talking to himself. Or to us. Sure, Brothers may be based on the tale of a fictional man who vanishes into the night, but it’s far more than a concept album, and its stories all leave plenty of room for us to find ourselves in the details. — AC

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e’s e e’ ’s know kknown nown n for forr fast, fo fast fa st, t forceful, forcefful forc ul,l technically tech te ch hni nicaallllyy demanding choreography with an underpinning of fierce intellectualism. Last in Santa Barbara with his London-based company Random Dance in 2012, Wayne McGregor returns next week with FAR, an hour-long work that draws inspiration from technology, neurology, and enlightenment ideas about the human body. Not that you’d necessarily know all that from watching the work. McGregor’s abstract, non-narrative dance may have its origin in high-minded concepts, but the result is a high-impact, viscerally compelling performance that speaks to the body as much as to the mind. A great part of that effect is the dancing. Random’s artists are without exception sleek, responsive athletes trained to a high level in both ballet and contemporary dance. They twitch and contort themselves with such refined articulation that they sometimes appear superhuman — beautiful androids whose movements are better, faster, and prettier than ordinary mortals. Yet there’s more to FAR than bodies in motion. There’s also the music, a sweeping electronic score by Brian Eno collaborator Ben Frost, whose work is an ideal complement to McGregor’s physical idiom: an aural language of fierceness and delicacy. Then there’s the set — a computerized board of more than 3,000 LED sticks that blink on and off in patterns, creating an expressive, responsive organism all its own. Designed by Random International and Lucy Carter, the lighting is at times sensitive to sound, thus entering a conversation with the music and the dancers. FAR doesn’t feel brainy — it has the sheer impact of a rock concert — but the ideas that

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Whether you’re a parent, a child, or simply a fan of animation, this Sunday is your time to shine. Once again, UCSB Arts & Lectures is devoting an afternoon to family-friendly short film, and like years past, the selections are dazzling, weird, sweet, and smart in equal measure. This Kid Flix Mix, as it’s so titled on the Arts & Lectures calendar, is essentially a highlights reel from the New York International Children’s Film FestiCATCH val, which takes place every March in N.Y.C. FAMILY-FRIENDLY For this round, attendSHORTS AT UCSB ees will be treated to 12 shorts films — don’t worry, moms and dads, the longest selection is nine minutes long — hailing from Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland, Sweden, Britain, France, and the U.S. And while none will disappoint, there are a few gems definitely worth mentioning. Take The Goat Herder and His Lots and Lots and Lots of Goats, a seven-minute story about, well, a goat herder and his flock. The story’s simple, but the vibrant pink and purple color palette — and undeniably mid-century-modern-inspired design — are sure to delight moviegoers of all ages. On the stranger side of things, Australian offering Animal Beatbox plays out like a YouTube video just waiting to go viral. The whole thing is set along the banks of a river, which flows thanks to a labor-intensive exercise in stop-motion animation and to a soundtrack of hilarious animalnaming hip-hop. Also in the mix is Anna Ginsburg’s How Can You Swallow So Much Sleep?, a gorgeous Claymation project set to (and pulling its namesake from) Bombay Bicycle Club’s “How Can You Swallow So Much Sleep.” The story follows a young boy as he sails to the moon, flies with some space-dwelling jellyfish, and tries to pocket a piece of the glowing mass before he returns home. And between the ethereal details and the soundtrack, it’s one of the dreamiest four minutes of screen time out there. Arts & Lectures presents Kid Flix Mix at UCSB’s Campbell Hall on Sunday, January 26, at 11 a.m. Call 893-3535 or visit artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu for tickets and info. — Aly Comingore

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The creepy consistency of the material at once a hub for high-flying architects and and the pieces’ cartoonish titles (“Come to their wealthy clients and a wasteland of under- Mama,”“Grandpa Lost His Cane”) would seem designed urban blight, this “anything goes” to ally Ball-Nogues with the subversive strain spirit has appeared in a variety of ways, six of of Los Angeles abjection art associated with which are now on view here. The co-organizers Mike Kelley, but there’s also something light and of the exhibit, Miki Garcia and Brigitte Kouo, whimsical about what they are doing that pulls began by looking at a larger group of studios these weirdos back from the edge of insanity. — more than two dozen to start — and graduDesign, Bitches dominate the main room ally narrowed their focus to the six organiza- with two clever, complementary, and brilliantly tions included: Design, Bitches (Catherine executed exercises in 21st-century irony. Across Johnson and Rebecca Rudolph); dO|Su Studio one wall Johnson and Rudolph have re-created Architecture (Doris Sung); Ball-Nogues Studio a half dozen or so of the best-known photos of (Benjamin Ball and Gaston Nogues); Digital great designers — Charles and Ray Eames on the Physical/Variate Labs (Miles Kemp); Atelier motorcycle, Philip Johnston in his clunky, round, Manferdini (Elena Manferdini); and Amorphis black glasses — but with themselves in place of L.A. (Matthew Au and Ramiro Diaz-Granados). the original subjects. It’s a great and spunky act The results of their research now sprawl through of feminist appropriation in the grand tradition the MCA’s second-floor gallery space, and none of politically motivated beard pulling. Across of it resembles anything one might expect to the room, the duo juxtaposes a floor-mounted find in a conventional architect’s studio. set of concrete “clouds” with the hanging specter Immediately upon entering, one confronts of the big paper bags they apparently came from. the elegant and mysterious vortex-shaped fab- The wires-crossed symbolism of reversing our rications of Doris Sung, a USC professor who expectations around what’s heavy and what’s works with “thermobimetals,” which are materi- light hits home right away, but then lingers in the als that have been selected for their responsive- mind, as the care with which this meditation on ness to temperature. By designing structures an architect’s primary concerns and media has that contract when cold and expand when hot, been “constructed.” This is a fun and memorable Sung approximates the organic function of skin piece by a studio to watch, bitches. in a manufactured object. It’s a grandiose project The rest of the show ranges widely, from the to be sure — as a species, we’ve been operating serene, nearly subliminal impact of the Amorwith some fairly strong distinctions between phis installation called “If looks could kill, I am structures, clothing, and skin for millennia — dead now” to the amazing 3-d virtual-reality but just being around Sung’s beautiful vortices version of Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye by Miles tends to soften that perception almost uncon- Kemp of Variate Labs. Elena Manferdini’s glossy sciously. The complex interlacing of reflecting benches are among the show’s more subtle and nonreflecting parts creates a visual experi- touches, yet they too express a subversive intent ence in which it’s all but impossible to say what’s beneath their smooth exteriors. Finally, there’s inside and what’s outside the figure. 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ear two is typically the toughest one for any new enterprise. The thrill of getting things off the ground is long gone, and the hard work of making something that will last is just getting started. But fortunately for PlayFest Santa Barbara, terrible two looks set to provide the kind of excitement that makes things feel new again and ready for the long haul. Founded as a free program to provide the Santa Barbara theater community with a chance to witness and participate in the development of important new theater works, PlayFest takes place over two evenings and an afternoon in the newly remodeled Garvin Theatre at Santa Barbara City College. PlayFest president Jim Green and artistic directors Jeff Meek and R. Michael Gros will bring in theater professionals from all over the country for staged readings with audience feedback. The program has already gotten significant traction, too; one of 2013’s featured works, E.M. Lewis’s True Story, went on to receive a first full production at the Passage Theatre in New Jersey just months after being performed at PlayFest as a staged reading. This year’s program includes Three Views of the Repertory. This fall, he played Same Object, a serious play the lead in 2013’s most-proabout aging by the awardduced play, David Ives’s Venus in winning playwright Henry Fur. Reviews of his performance Murray on Friday, January 24, and the production, which was at 7:30 p.m.; The Oy of Sex, an staged at the San Diego Reperadult comedy by Len Richtory Theatre, were so strong mond on Saturday, January that I got in the car and drove 25, at 7:30 p.m.; and a concert to the Gaslamp to check it out. NEW-SCHOOL BROADWAY: City of Light began reading of a new musical, City Meek was perfectly cast as the at the Academy for New Musical Theatre in North of Light, with a book by Gabriplaywright in this powerful play Hollywood. elle Wagner Mann, music by based on the work of Leopold Jan Roper, and lyrics by Santa von Sacher-Masoch. It was some of the best, most exciting theater I saw in 2013. Barbara’s Julie Weiner on Saturday at 2 p.m. In addition to his continuing success as a leading man, Meek All events take place in the Garvin, and it’s free and open to now teaches acting here and in Ventura, where he works with a the public. The question of how and where to develop a new play has variety of students on everything from establishing simple stage become one of the most frequent topics of discussion among presence to auditioning and getting an agent. In between it all, theater professionals in this century. With MFA programs spit- Meek is nurturing his dream project, PlayFest Santa Barbara. ting out playwrights every year and dozens of outstanding writ“One of the things I want people to understand is that this is ers mired in the “mid-career” doldrums straight through their a chance to influence the development of a work,” he explained. forties, it’s a cold world for budding Eugene O’Neills and Arthur “When E. M. Lewis came through, and the audience gave notes, Millers. Regional theaters can’t afford to alienate subscribers, so several of their suggestions wound up going into the play when they mostly play it safe by programming a mix of surefire revivals it was actually produced,” said Meek. It’s precisely this kind of and hot new properties drawn from an increasingly narrow range collaborative environment that he and cofounder R. Michael of predictable writers and sources. Although younger artists do Gros set out to create. occasionally break nationally — Annie Baker, author of Circle One of the people benefiting from that vision this year is Julie Mirror Transformation, for example — statistically, it’s still estab- Weiner, the lyricist responsible for one third of City of Light. lishment figures like David Auburn, Tracy Letts, and David Ives Weiner has lived in Santa Barbara off and on since she was 13, but City of Light, which she developed in the Academy for New who dominate the annual lists of most-produced shows. Enter Jeff Meek, an actor on a mission. Born and raised in Musical Theatre program, was inspired by the four years she lived Southern California, Meek tore through the distinguished under- in Paris. It’s the story of Molly, a runaway bride from Southern graduate acting program at UC Irvine when it was at its peak, California who goes to France to reconsider her impending scoring dozens of major roles and gaining valuable experience nuptials with Patrick, a handsome blue blood from an oldthat he then put to work as a featured player in some of network money Pasadena clan. City of Light is intended to be a full-blown, television’s top daytime dramas. Drawn back to the stage in search straight-ahead romantic comedy in the traditional idiom of great of a more immediate experience, Meek began turning up in major Broadway classics, complete with dance numbers, but it’s set in roles like Stanley Kowalski at major venues like the South Coast the present, and, at least for this concert reading performance, the

MAKING OF A MUSICAL: The original musical City of Light (pictured here in a 2013 concert reading at The Colony Theatre in Burbank) will get a new concert reading at SBCC’s Garvin Theatre this Saturday, January 25, as part of PlayFest Santa Barbara. boogieing will be limited to what Weiner’s collaborator Gabrielle Wagner Mann refers to as “standography,” as in dancing while reading from a music stand. “I lived there for four years,” Weiner recalled,“and from what I could tell, for some reason, Paris is the place to go for people having a midlife crisis — I must have met 10 people while I was there who were trying to figure out what to do with their lives.” For Light protagonist Molly, it’s the place where a new family takes her in, where she meets her nemesis, and where big decisions get made — sometimes in mid-song. The City of Light creative team met at the Academy for New Musical Theatre, a two-year program that challenges artists to accept the collaborative process as fundamental to creating successful musicals. For Weiner, the school was a catalyst, taking this UCSB development professional and lifelong theater bug from audience member to serious lyricist through a rigorous set of classes, exercises, showcases, and critiques.“I’ve had Molly in my head for four years” said Weiner,“and at the first concert reading, when I finally heard an actress sing the words I had written for her, and saw her inhabit this person that I helped create, I was stunned.” Want to be a part of this kind of creative excitement? I invite you to join the audience this weekend for PlayFest.

PlayFest Santa Barbara takes place at Santa Barbara City College’s Garvin Theatre on Friday, January 24, and Saturday, January 25, with performances at 7:30 p.m. both nights and a matinee of the musical on Saturday at 2 p.m. The event is free. For more information, visit playfestsantabarbara.org.

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The result is a gracefully nant with your sister.” diverse move away from of Montreal’s signature frenetic, “I think I have a tendency to view things in a darker synthy soundscapes toward cleaner arrangements and way than I need to,” laughs Barnes when I ask him if he broad, sweeping strokes of psychedelia that highlight, thinks he’s in a better headspace now. “Maybe I just find it rather than mask, Barnes’s lyrics. more inspiring to entertain those thoughts than just being “I wanted to make something that felt more immediate,” optimistic all the time.” he says of Sylvian. Rather than returning to his signature He cites Malcolm Lowry’s Under the Volcano, which he’s piano, Barnes gravitated toward the acoustic guitar in the currently reading, and admits that he’s begun to romantihope of stripping things down, of simplifying. “A lot of cize the idea of a slow self-destruction. I ask if he thinks the songs on [the last record] Paralytic Stalks were really suffering is necessary to make good art. difficult to perform live because the arrangements were so “I don’t know,” he speculates.“On a certain level, I think complex …. We couldn’t really do it ever.” you do have to suffer to create something really engaging In response, most of Sylvian’s 11 tracks were recorded and powerful and timeless. You can make really trivial to analog tape, often with all band members setting up things without suffering, though,” he laughs. “But you and tracking their parts in the same room. In conversa- have to invest everything — all your life, all your heart, all tion, Barnes name checks ’60s and ’70s icons like Leonard your soul, or whatever — into your work if you want to Cohen, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Gram Parsons, and The create something powerful. … I don’t know what’s better Grateful Dead as inspiration for the record, with “a bit of — to have one great thing or a whole bunch of pretty good things.” Stones in there, too.” I tell him his willingness to cite his references is a I posit that with 12 albums and a successful band under refreshing change, and he laughs.“I feel like everything I do his belt, at the very least, he’s on his way toward the latter. is directly inspired by someone else’s genius,” he explains.“I Barnes argues otherwise. hope … that I’m able to combine these different influences “I don’t feel like I’ve really done anything,” he says in a way that’s not super derivative or super generic.” sheepishly.“Every day I wake up thinking,‘Okay, here’s my But Sylvian is far from imitative. In the process of writ- chance to redeem myself and make something actually ing the record, Barnes ventured to San Francisco, where good.’ ” As for the future, Barnes says he’s about five songs into he threw himself into reading, writing, and self-reflection in a way that he had never done before. “I just wandered the next of Montreal album, which he’s recording to tape, around the city every day with these books of poetry — piece by piece, when he and his bandmates can find the Dylan Thomas and Sylvia Plath and Allen Ginsberg — and time to get together. “The whole point of working that just observed the world around me,” he recalls wistfully. way is for it to be more collaborative and more communal, “San Francisco is such a beautiful place, and it’s also a really so it’s not just me building the songs one instrument at a dangerous place in certain parts. It’s a cool juxtaposition of time, like I had been doing in the past,” he says. “I want to beauty and human terror.” capture an energy — the atmosphere of the room at that Musically speaking, the songs that developed are a specific moment. That’s what’s special to me now,” he says. delightfully twisted combination of blues guitars, country “Chasing that energy is where I’m at.” twang, and ethereal psychedelic experimentation, but tonally, Barnes says, there’s an overriding pessimism to UCSB’s Associated Students Sylvian’s subject matter. Program Board presents “It’s hard to say if there’s one theme,” he notes, “but it’s of Montreal at The Hub a lot of me cynically viewing a relationship that dissolved, on Friday, January 24, at 9 p.m. Wild or devolved, into something really ugly. … But it’s all veiled Moccasins open. For tickets and info, call in a way where it doesn’t feel like doom and gloom the 893-2064 or visit aspb.as.ucsb.edu. whole time.”

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POP, ROCK & JAZZ Adama –  Chapala St., -. THU: Greg Harrison (pm) Brewhouse –  W. Montecito St., -. THU-SAT, WED: Live Music (pm) THU: Mutiny at the Brewhouse, with Nocona (:pm) Campbell Hall –  Mesa Rd., UCSB, -. THU /: UCSB Arts & Lectures Presents: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave. (pm) Chumash Casino Resort –  E. Hwy. , Santa Ynez, -. THU /: Christopher Cross (pm) THU /: Hotel California: A Salute to the Eagles (pm) Cold Spring Tavern –  Stagecoach Rd., -. FRI: Aware Wolf, ChiChis Christ, Bonny Doon (-pm) SAT: Melanie Devaney (-pm); Larrry Iwerks and the Ocean All Stars (-pm) SUN: Tom Ball and Kenny Sultan (:-pm); Roy Schmeck and the Schmeck-Tones (:-:pm) The Creekside –  Hollister Ave., -. MON: Karaoke with Dyno (pm) WED: Country Night (pm) Dargan’s –  E. Ortega St., -. THU: Dannsair (:pm) SAT: Traditional Irish Music (:pm) TUE: Karaoke (pm) Endless Summer Bar/Café –  Harbor Wy., -. FRI: Acoustic guitar and vocals (:pm) EOS Lounge –  Anacapa St., -. THU: Huge Thursday with Mackie and Bix King FRI: Live Music (-pm); DNA Presents SAT: DJ Calvin and Kohjay WED: Salsa Night Good Shepherd Lutheran Church – N. Fairview Ave., Goleta, -. SAT: Hilary and Kate (pm) Hoffmann Brat Haus –  State St., -. THU: Live Music Thursdays (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 Band (:-:pm) SUN, MON: Karaoke (pm) TUE: Ben Markham and Brian Cole WED: Open Mike Night Lobero Theatre –  E. Canon Perdido St., -. SAT: Jimmer + Jude Johnstone (pm)

Marquee –  State St., -. THU: Thursday Jazz 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: Chelsea Shoemaker (pm) SAT: Stephen Styles (pm) TUE: Samantha Landrum (pm) Reds Tapas & Wine Bar –  Helena Ave., -. 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) Seven Bar & Kitchen –  Helena Ave., -. THU /: Young Creatures with Emily Wryn & The Lights Electric (pm) SOhO Restaurant & Music Club –  State St., -. THU: Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers, The Rainbow Girls (pm) FRI: Bare Feet, The Young Rapscallions, Slanted Land (:pm) SAT: Musititlan Presents: Live Salsa w/ Guayao (pm) SUN: American Guitar Masters feat. Peter Janson & AMA Award Winner Larry Pattis (:pm) MON: Jazz Jam with Jeff Elliott (:pm) TUE: Margo Rey (pm) WED: Fundraiser for CFSSB feat. Groove Shine & Guests (:pm) THU: Trevor Borden, Oh Frontier (pm) Statemynt –  State St., -. THU: DJ Akorn WED: Blues Night (pm) Tiburon Tavern –  State St., -. FRI: Karaoke Night (:pm) Velvet Jones –  State St., -. THU: Antweezy  Presents: Turnt Up Hip-Hop Thursday (pm) FRI: Xit  CD Release Party, Cornerstone, Afishnsea the Moon (pm) SAT: Zion I (pm) TUE: Club Mercy Presents: Gentlemen Hall (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 Ojai Ctr. for the Arts – Twelfth Night.  S. Montgomery St., Ojai, -. FRI, SAT: pm SUN: pm Rubicon Theatre – Noises Off.  E. Main St., Ventura, -. WED, THU: pm Santa Barbara High School Theatre – SBHS Theatre’s Music of the Night.  E. Anacapa St., -. FRI, SAT, THU: pm

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Religious Tolerance in an Age of Extremism Sunday, January 26 / 3:00 p.m. / Free New Vic Theatre, 33 W Victoria Street, Santa Barbara

Are all religions simply different ways up the same mountain? Or is the key to religious tolerance found in better understanding differences? Stephen Prothero argues that persistent attempts to portray all religions as different paths to the same God overlook the distinct problem that each tradition seeks to solve. Delving into Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, Judaism, Confucianism, Yoruba Religion, Daoism and Atheism, he contends that the path to enduring interreligious understanding lies not in “pretend pluralism,” but in profound knowledge of religious difference. Stephen Prothero, professor of religion at Boston University, has been described by Newsweek as “a world religions scholar with the soul of a late night comic.” His award-winning and bestselling books include The American Bible: How Our Words Unite, Divide, and Define a Nation, God is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World—and Why Their Differences Matter, and Religious Literacy: What Americans Need to Know. He regularly comments on religion on National Public Radio and on CNN, NBC, MSNBC, FOX, and PBS. Presented by the Walter H. Capps Center for the Study of Ethics, Religion, and Public Life at UCSB. For further information or assistance in accommodating a disability, please call 893-2317. www.cappscenter.ucsb.edu www.facebook.com/CappsCenter

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LIFE OUT OF HOPE by D.J. Palladino

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Godfrey Reggio’s Qatsi Film Trio Gets a Coda

s you might imagine, the man who gave us the Qatsi trilogy understands that his movies aren’t for everybody. For the uninitiated, the three movies — Koyaanisqatsi, Powaqqatsi, and Naqoyqatsi — are enigmatic silent films, scored by Phillip Glass, meant to convey a sense of humanity’s fallen state vis-à-vis the natural environment. “I usually hope that when people HUMAN NATURE: Godfrey Reggio’s come to my films, they leave cultish Qatsi trilogy will screen on their expectations behind,” Saturday at the Arlington Theatre, he laughed as we spoke by followed by his new film, Visitors. phone last week. He then swiftly segued into a disquisition on people who order hamburgers only to discover what they’re eating isn’t beef. Somehow, in the span of three films filled with gorgeous images of the horrendous consequences of incipient human technology on the planet, Godfrey Reggio has managed to keep a kind of cult alive — until now. Enter Reggio’s new film, Visitors. “The premiere in Toronto was a big success. That is to say, 100 percent of the people stayed in their seats, and they all stayed for the question-and-answer period, too,” he laughed. “The first film I made had 400 images, the second 500. The third 600. This new film has 74.” Visitors, which UCSB’s Arts & Lectures will screen at the Arlington Theatre on Saturday, January 25, following a marathon showing of the three Qatsi films, probably is the visit to the hamburger stand where beef has been exchanged for something unexpected. “It’s the cat that barks,” as the seemingly inexhaustible metaphor-maker Reggio puts it. “All of my films are about technology finally,” he says, offering a semi-explanation, “but that’s the most misunderstood topic in the world.” Since we are immersed in it and it has already changed the nature of nature, it’s also changed us, he explained. “We have become cyborged. Not in the sense of science-fiction movies, but in a deeper sense; we’ve become less human.” How he will present this in a film that seems to consist mostly of images of human faces is the surprise that awaits the non-hamburger-seeking viewer, and Reggio doesn’t mind leaving that discovery ambiguous. “Goethe said that the poetry that is the least accessible is the most efficacious,” said Reggio. His poetry is the cinema. Reggio wasn’t always a filmmaker, but his role as social visionary began early. A former Catholic monk, he also spent a great deal of time working with gangs. “Not as a leader, but as an organizer,” he said. But film became his main method of connecting. In fact, Reggio claims, film is probably the only way to connect with the problems humans face today. “You can’t use language anymore,” he said,“because all language does is record the way the world used to be. Art, film, and music are the only possible ways to bridge gulfs. Film and music are metalanguages.” But even then, Reggio says, it’s too late (a surprising conclusion for someone many consider New Age in his sensibilities). “There isn’t really any hope for humans,” he said. “The future is rooted in the present, and the present is too wrapped up in technologies.” Is it already all over, then? “That being said,” Reggio added,“I have hope in my relationships. I don’t believe I can change the world. Only a megalomaniac believes that.” But we can be good to each other, he thinks.“I am hopeful in my range of relationships,” he said. Reggio won’t attend the screening at the Arlington, which takes place at the same time his film previews for general release in New York. “But I’m not worried about not being there,” he said.“My films are like children. They speak for themselves.” UCSB Arts & Lectures presents Visitors at the Arlington Theatre on Saturday, January 25, at 8 p.m. Prior to the screening, the Arlington will show Reggio’s Koyaanisqatsi at 1 p.m.; Powaqqatsi at 3 p.m.; and Naqoyqatsi at 5 p.m. Call 893-3535 or visit artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu for tickets and info.

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Exacting, Extracting Truths Big Bad Wolves. Lior Ashkenazi, Tzahi Grad, and Doval’e Glickman star in a film written by Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado and directed by Keshales.

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heinous crime may be the backdrop and setup of this harrowing but occasionally blackly comic Israeli film, but the specifics of a little girl’s brutal murder are less central to the story than the intense and misguided pursuit of justice and revenge, even at the expense of truth. Big Bad Wolves has a theaterlike storytelling strategy, in which the mise-en-scène narrows its obsessive focus to the processes and persecutions of those affected and made irrational by the slaughter of innocents. We’ve been to this place recently in cinema, through the wrongly accused character premises of Prisoners and the Danish film The Hunted, which variously deal with the extreme prejudice of those even suspected of crimes against children, and the psychological knife twisting of using and rationalizing torture as a method of finding justice. Of course, the story is larger than this particular, fictional setting; it’s a relevant microcosm of contemporary, post-/ life at large. In this film, directed by Aharon Keshales, all dramatic dynamics and locations lead to the claustrophobic quarters of a basement, where a mild-mannered schoolteacher (Rotem Keinan) we presume is innocent is subjected to slow-brewing torture tactics. To put a grisly point on the goal of the torture, it’s a “bring me the head of the slain girl” endgame. The primary persecutor/self-appointed vigilante prosecutor (Tzahi Grad) chillingly and gradually exacts

CLASS ACTION: A group of violent vigilantes “interrogate” a mild-mannered teacher (Rotem Keinan) they suspect of being a child killer in the Tarantino-esque Big Bad Wolves. his truth-extraction schemes in the basement of horrors, and his own father joins in the gleefully sadistic games. As the plot thickens, we recognize the extreme measures and loaded emotions of characters who are all fathers of young daughters. Not surprisingly, aside from its generally strong buzz among the critic faction, Big Bad Wolves is much beloved by Quentin Tarantino, whose own recent films — especially Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained — deal with the power of words and deceptively civil banter more than mere pulpy ultra-violence to get under our skin. Tense yet eloquent dialogue and little joybuzzer jolts of dark humor ease the complex pain at the core of a story about things that go very dark and malevolent in the basement. Think of it as a squalid, metaphorical basement of ■ human discourse.

Going Operational

“Not one note sounds dutiful; joy and a sense of discovery are everywhere.” The Times (U.K.) Founded in 1997 by Baroque scholar and harpsichordist Andrea Marcon, the “irresistible” (The ( New Yorker)) Venice Baroque Orchestra is recognized as one of the premier ensembles devoted to period-instrument performance. In its Santa Barbara debut, the ensemble performs a lively, buoyant program of Vivaldi and other Baroque masters. Complete program available online. a Fund for

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Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit. Chris Pine, Kenneth Branagh, and Keira Knightly star in a film written by Adam Cozad and David Koepp, based on the character by Tom Clancy, and directed by Branagh.

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lessed though the relative global truce may be in the aftermath of the death of the Cold War, moviegoers have missed the old yarns put forth in  flix and other skulduggery cinema, pitting our capitalist heroes against evildoers and conniving operatives back in the USSR. For those nostalgic for the good old days of Russian-accented villainy, proceed to your nearest theater for Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit. Here the Russian rogue in question is none other than Kenneth Branagh, mastermind of a diabolical plot to destabilize/destroy the already fragile American economy and world-power dominance. Actor and also director Branagh, it so happens, emerges as the antiheroic star of this show, despite the fact that handsome yeoman Chris Pine, who projects a clean “Boy Scout on a field trip” look as Jack Ryan, is the de facto hero and namesake of this snappy little espionage thriller for the ’10s. The film, the fifth in the Ryan series over the past 20-plus years, takes the character created by Tom Clancy for an original narrative spin, unconnected to any specific book. Retooling the original Ryan character’s historical time frame, and making it more pointedly relevant to modernday global angst, we are introduced to our hero as the towers go down on /. We follow his path through a helicopter crash in Afghanistan and his induction into the CIA by a stubbly Kevin Costner, who describes the unit as “the one that makes sure that we don’t get hit again.” “Getting hit” takes on a new meaning in the wake of terrorist plots on foreign shores involving internet manipulations and dia-

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FROM RUSSIA WITH GUN: Director/actor Kenneth Branagh (right) plays a Russian bent on bringing down the U.S. economy in Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit. bolical economic plots. Hmm, smells like post-2008 spirit. Meanwhile, on the ground and very much in the realm of flesh, blood, and visceral gunfights and chase scenes on the streets of Moscow and Manhattan, the film juggles oldschool spy thriller excitement with high-tech effects and pyrotechnics. Lovely, willowy-but-tough Keira Knightly costars as the love interest and an unexpected pawn in the dangerous scheme in Moscow involving stealing incriminating data, triggering our fear for the well-being of a lovely damsel in the hands of the Russian-accent-wielding enemy. At the same time, across the world, more potential calm-exploding prospects are unfolding in Dearborn, Michigan, and on Wall Street. Will our handsome everyman operative hero save the day in a brand-new way? Will the Russians be on the losing end again, for old-time’s sake? Have no fear: Shadow Recruit isn’t out to remake the genre, but the going is ener■ gizing enough to warrant a visit to the multiplex. jaNuary 23, 2014

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The following films are playing in Santa Barbara FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, THROUGH THURSDAY, JANUARY 30. Descriptions followed by initials — DJP (D.J. Palladino), KS (Kit Steinkellner), JW (Josef Woodard) — have been taken from our critics’ reviews, which can be read in full at independent.com. The symbol ✯ indicates the film is recommended.

FIRST LOOKS Big Bad Wolves (110 mins.; NR) Reviewed on page 55. Wed., Jan. 29, 7:30pm, Plaza de Oro

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Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (105 mins.; PG-13: sequences of violence and intense action, brief strong language)

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All Is Lost

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Devil’s Due (89 mins.; R: language, some bloody images)

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It’s easy to sum up here: a Rosemary’s Baby contemporary remake as found footage. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t good. Most of what makes it work are the leads, Allison Miller and Zach Gilford, who get to play unusual roles in horror — a happy couple who are neither too naïve nor even slightly sinful. The turn of the screw in this terrors-of-bad-pregnancy movie is that nobody deserves the devilish intervention. It’s just evil. Maybe that sounds perverse, but the knee-jerk morality running through most American horror feels obligatory — even the Saw and Hostel movies try to equip their Grand Guignol victims with at least small sinful hearts. This movie seems straight from the Old School Vatican, where everybody is fallen just by living on Earth. And Miller’s fresh-faced, familyready persona comes off just as charming as her later midnight panting-with-glowing-eyes is horrifying. Better yet, the film describes a nice cycle as it goes inexorably wicked on us: We know from the beginning what the outcome will be and still enjoy Satan’s spooky triumph. All the same, this found-footage crap has officially become boring to those of us who don’t get dizzy headaches from the close-ups and spins. The real reason that Rosemary’s Baby is a much better movie isn’t because Roman Polanski had the devil-made-me-preggers idea first. It’s because he created great cinema with Gothic accents in a Manhattan apartment without the fakery of video shakiness. Great movies don’t need to seem real. (DJP) Fairview/Metro 4 Ride Along (100 mins.; PG-13: sequences of violence, sexual content, brief strong language)

Maybe Kevin Hart, the comedian everybody loves right now, deserves to be the next new thing, but his first big starring movie is strictly from three generations back in time. In truth, Hart has been kicking around in films, television, and clubs for the better part of the decade, though he’s just been discovered after his recent stand-up film netted big money. The movie they picked for his “debut,” however, is immediately postdated by the pairing with Ice Cube, who ought to be renamed Old Hat. He was dangerous so long ago that his furrowed brow has become cliché, and the film is made worse by its Beverly Hills Cop clone feel. In it, Hart and Cube play a rookie and veteran team out on a one-day trial to prove that Hart has the stuff to date Cube’s sexy sister. The movie doesn’t exactly waste your time so much as it fails to improve it. Next new things ought to be funny, and Hart is probably not that different from Eddie Murphy (or Chris Tucker, whom he more closely resembles) in that his standup presence can’t survive the blandifying

hand of Hollywood. He’s told reporters he wants to be in little films, but movie people create franchises nowadays. This pointless romp made a ton of money, and there’s plenty of room in the conclusion for a sequel, so don’t worry about this next new thing if you don’t like him. He’ll be back in borrowed clothes again next year. (DJP) Camino Real/Fiesta 5

PREMIERES I, Frankenstein (93 mins.; PG-13: sequences of intense fantasy action and violence throughout)

Frankenstein’s creation is caught in a centuries-old war between two immortal clans. Camino Real (2- D and 3-D)/ Fiesta 5 (2-D and 3-D)

Gimme Shelter (97 mins.; PG-13: mature thematic material involving mistreatment, some drug content, violence, and language, all concerning teens)

A pregnant teen (Vanessa Hudgens) leaves her abusive mother to find her father and ends up on the streets, until a kind stranger offers her a helping hand. Fiesta 5 The Invisible Woman (111 mins.; R: some sexual content)

This historical drama recounts the longterm love affair between author Charles Dickens and his much younger mistress. Plaza de Oro

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

A sailor’s ship collides with a shipping container, forcing him to fight for his life in the open ocean. Robert Redford stars. Redford handles every obstacle flung his way with a quiet and steady competence that feels more heroic than anything we’ve seen Marvel’s The Avengers do to date. (KS) Sun., Jan. 26, 4:30pm, Ojai Playhouse, 145 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai

Koyaanisqatsi (86 mins.; NR) Godfrey Reggio creates a montage of environmentally themed photography, set to a score by Phillip Glass. Sat., Jan. 25, 1pm, Arlington

Naqoyqatsi (89 mins.; PG: violent and disturbing images, brief nudity)

This montage presents our contemporary world dominated by globalized technology and violence. Sat., Jan. 25, 3pm, Arlington

Powaqqatsi (99 mins.; G) This documentary explores developing nations and the effects of modernization. Sat., Jan. 25, 5pm, Arlington

The Summit (95 mins.; R: some language) It’s hard to suffer much sympathy for these characters who leave you feeling that although the vistas are magnificent,

21857 the people who visit them are perhaps self-deceived and without a doubt largely as indifferent as the mountain face upon which they crawl. (DJP) Wed., Jan. 29, 7:30pm, UCSB’s Campbell Hall

to survive after an accident leaves them floating in space. Gravity is a beautifully realized, spare, yet genuinely spacious film, teeming with references to modern science and modern existential angst. (JW) Metro 4 (3-D)

Visitors (87 mins.; NR) In this documentary, Godrey Reggio explores humanity’s trance-like relationship with technology. Sat., Jan. 25, 7pm, Arlington

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

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

✯ American Hustle (138 mins.; R: pervasive language, some sexual content, brief violence) David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook) writes and directs this drama about a 1970s con man and his partner, who are forced into working for a loose-cannon FBI agent. Russell’s latest film takes its place in the ranks of conning-the-conner cinema lorded over by greats like The Grifters and Catch Me If You Can in which wits and kitsch prevail even as violence lurks around every corner. (JW) Camino Real/Paseo Nuevo

✯ Her

(126 mins.; R: language, sexual content, brief graphic nudity)

Joaquin Phoenix stars as a lonely writer who develops an unusual relationship with an operating system designed to meet his every need. Spike Jonze writes and directs. Jonze manages a magical and empathetic feat with this film, where insanity meets dream logic meets love magnetism. (JW) Paseo Nuevo (105 mins.; R: language, including some sexual references)

A young singer makes his way through the Greenwich Village folk scene over the course of a week in 1961. Joel and Ethan Coen write and direct. Tucked into the folds of this deceptively low-key tale are understated, enriching storytelling turns on the Coens’ part. (JW) Metro

✯ Lone Survivor (121 mins.; R: strong bloody war violence, pervasive language) Peter Berg writes and directs this truelife tale of the four Navy SEALs who were tasked to capture or kill Taliban leader Ahmad Shahd. The underlying sense of contemporary, unresolved conflict makes the visceral gunplay of these action figures all the more painful and poignant. (JW) Camino Real/Fiesta 5

Continues (119 mins.; PG-13: crude humor,

✯ Nebraska

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San Diego newsman Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) travels to New York for a job at the first 24-hour news channel. Rather than the mere condescending tweak of 1970s local news, Anchorman  actually tries to score satiric points. Of course, the whole movie’s flocked with jokes calibrated for stoner-quality quoting, too. (DJP) Metro 4

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. Arlington

✯ August: Osage County

The Nut Job (85 mins.; PG: mild action,

Three strong-willed sisters converge on their childhood home following a family crisis. Even as the sometimes too-overthe-top film tests our patience, the continuing saving grace comes in the form of Meryl Streep, again confirming our suspicions that she may be the reigning queen of living American film actresses. (JW) Riviera

✯ 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) Arlington

✯ Frozen

(108 mins.; PG: some action, mild rude humor)

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)/Metro (2-D)

✯ Gravity (91 mins.; PG-13: intense perilous sequences, some disturbing images, brief strong language)

A medical engineer (Sandra Bullock) and an astronaut (George Clooney) struggle

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A grumpy loner squirrel is banished from his park and into the city, where he’s introduced to his new savior: Maury’s Nut Store. Fairview (2-D and 3-D)/ Fiesta 5 (2-D and 3-D)

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Author P.L. Travers reflects on her life while Walt Disney begins production on the film adaptation of her novel Mary Poppins. Spoonfuls of sugar, salt, and historically charged artistic in-fighting make Saving Mr. Banks an intriguing, if overly slick, operation. (JW) Fairview/Paseo Nuevo

The Wolf of Wall Street (180 mins.; R: sequences of strong sexual content, graphic nudity, drug use, language throughout, some violence)

Leonardo DiCaprio stars as Jordan Belfort, a real-life stockbroker who falls from grace in a plot involving crime, corruption, and the U.S. government. Wolf has absolutely fabulous levels of fun, black humor, beauty, and vice, but in the end, it all seems a long, loud, ultimately empty howl. (DJP) Camino Real/Metro 4

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(Mar. 21 - Apr. 19): Actor Casey Affleck appreciates the nurturing power of his loved ones.“My family would be supportive,” he says, “if I said I wanted to be a Martian, wear only banana skins, make love to ashtrays, and eat tree bark.” I’d like to see you cultivate allies like that in the coming months, Aries. Even if you have never had them before, there’s a good chance they will be available. For best results, tinker with your understanding of who your family might be. Redefine what “community” means to you.

(June 21 - July 22): How does a monarch butterfly escape its chrysalis when it has finished gestating? Through tiny holes in the skin of the chrysalis, it takes big gulps of air and sends them directly into its digestive system, which expands forcefully. Voilà! Its body gets so big, it breaks free. When a chick is ready to emerge from inside its egg, it has to work harder than the butterfly. With its beak, it must peck thousands of times at the shell, stopping to rest along the way because the process is so demanding. According to my analysis, Cancerian, you’re nearing the final stage before your metaphorical emergence from gestation. Are you more like the butterfly or chick?

(Sept. 23 - Oct. 22): Whatever adventures may flow your way in the coming weeks, Libra, I hope you will appreciate them for what they are: unruly but basically benevolent; disruptive in ways that catalyze welcome transformations; a bit more exciting than you might like, but ultimately pretty fun. Can you thrive on the paradoxes? Can you delight in the unpredictability? I think so. When you look back at these plot twists two months from now, I bet you’ll see them as entertaining storylines that enhance the myth of your hero’s journey. You’ll understand them as tricky gifts that have taught you valuable secrets about your soul’s code.

LEO

SCORPIO

(Dec. 22 - Jan. 19): German philosopher Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) has had a major impact on the development of ideas in the Western world. We can reasonably divide the history of philosophy into two eras: pre-Kantian and post-Kantian. And yet for his whole life, which lasted 79 years, this big thinker never traveled more than 10 miles away from Königsberg, the city where he was born. He followed a precise and methodical routine, attending to his work with meticulous detail. According to my analysis, you Capricorns could have a similar experience in the coming weeks. By sticking close to the tried-andtrue rhythms that keep you grounded and healthy, you can generate influential wonders.

(July 23 - Aug. 22): “I’m not sure where to go from here. I need help.” I encourage you to say those words out loud, Leo. Even if you’re not sure you believe they’re true, act as if they are. Why? Because I think it would be healthy for you to express uncertainty and ask for assistance. It would relieve you of the oppressive pressure to be a masterful problem-solver. It could free you from the unrealistic notion that you’ve got to figure everything out by yourself. And this would bring you, as if by magic, interesting offers and inquiries. In other words, if you confess your neediness, you will attract help. Some of it will be useless, but most of it will be useful.

(Oct. 23 - Nov. 21): Manufacturing a jelly bean is not a quick, slam-bam process. It’s a five-step procedure that takes a week. Each seemingly uncomplicated piece of candy has to be built up layer by layer, with every layer needing time to fully mature. I’m wondering if maybe there’s a metaphorically similar kind of work ahead for you, Scorpio. May I speculate? You will have to take your time, proceed carefully, and maintain a close attention to detail as you prepare a simple pleasure.

TAURUS (Apr. 20 - May 20): Author John Koenig says we often regard emotions as positive or negative. Feeling respect is good, for example, while being racked with jealousy is bad. But he favors a different standard for evaluating emotions: how intense they are. At one end of the spectrum, everything feels blank and blah, even the big things. “At the other end is wonder,” he says, “in which everything feels alive, even the little things.” Your right and proper goal right now, Taurus, is to strive for the latter kind: full-on intensity and maximum vitality. Luckily, the universe will be conspiring to help you achieve that goal.

GEMINI (May 21 - June 20): At her blog other-wordly.tumblr .com, Yee-Lum Mak defines the Swedish word resfeber this way: “the restless race of the traveler’s heart before the journey begins, when anxiety and anticipation are tangled together.” You might be experiencing resfeber right now, Gemini. Even if you’re not about to depart on a literal trip, I’m guessing you will soon start wandering out on a quest or adventure that will bring your heart and mind closer together. Paradoxically, your explorations will teach you a lot about being better grounded. Bon voyage!

Homework: How could you change yourself in order to get more of the love you want? Go to FreeWillAstrology.com ; click on “Email Rob.”

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(Nov. 22 - Dec. 21): I understand the appeal of the f-word. It’s guttural and expulsive. It’s a perverse form of celebration that frees speakers from their inhibitions. But I’m here today to announce that its rebel cachet and vulgar power are extinct. It has decayed into a barren cliché. Its official death-from-oversaturation occurred with the release of the mainstream Hollywood blockbuster The Wolf of Wall Street. Actors in the film spat out the rhymes-with-cluck word more than 500 times. I hereby nominate you Sagittarians to begin the quest for new ways to invoke rebellious irreverence. What interesting mischief and naughty wordplay might you perpetrate to escape your inhibitions, break taboos that need to be broken, and call other people on their BS and hypocrisy?

(Jan. 20 - Feb. 18): The Aquarian author Georges Simenon (1903-1989) wrote more than 200 novels under his own name and 300 more under pseudonyms. On average, he finished a new book every 11 days. Half a billion copies of his books are in print. I’m sorry to report that I don’t think you will ever be as prolific in your own chosen field as he was in his. However, your productivity could soar to a hefty fraction of Simenon-like levels in 2014 — if you’re willing to work your ass off. Your luxuriant fruitfulness won’t come as easily as his seemed to. But you should be overjoyed that you at least have the potential to be luxuriantly fruitful.

PISCES (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22): Dogs have a superb sense of smell, (Feb. 19 - Mar. 20): When I’m older and wiser, maybe much better than that of humans. But ours isn’t bad. We I’ll understand the meaning of my life. When I’m older can detect certain odors that have been diluted to one and wiser, maybe I’ll gain some insight about why I’m so part in five billion. For example, if you were standing next excited to be alive despite the fact that my destiny is so to two Olympic-sized swimming pools, and only one utterly mysterious. What about you, Pisces? What will contained a few drops of the chemical ethyl mercaptan, be different for you when you’re older and wiser? Now is you would know which one it was. I’m now calling on an excellent time to ponder this riddle. Why? Because it’s you to exercise that level of sensitivity, Virgo. There’s likely you will get a glimpse of the person you will have a situation in the early stages of unfolding that would become when you are older and wiser — which will in ultimately emanate a big stink if you allowed it to keep turn intensify your motivation to become that person. developing. There is a second unripe situation, on the other hand, that would eventually yield fragrant blooms. I advise you to either quash or escape from the first, even as you cultivate and treasure the second. Go to RealAstrology.com to check out Rob Brezsny’s EXPANDED WEEKLY AUDIO HOROSCOPES and DAILY TEXT MESSAGE HOROSCOPES. The audio horoscopes are also available by phone at --- or ---.

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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 atmosphere & fun, spon‑ taneous events. Featuring fine grilled steaks, fresh seafood, delicious pas‑ tas, select American Regional special‑ ties, like Blackened Crawfish‑ stuffed Filet Mignon, Louisiana Bread Pudding Souffle. Cajun Martinis, unique beers & well selected wine list. Lunch starts early enough for a late breakfast & ends late enough for an early supper. Voted “Best Team Service” since 1988. Rave reviews in Gourmet Magazine, Gault‑Millau Travel Guide, Zagat & Sunset Magazine.

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

Coffee Houses SB COFFEE Roasting Company 321 Motor Way SB 962‑5213– NOW WITH FREE WI‑FI! Santa Barbara’s premiere coffee roasting company since 1989. Come in for the freshest most 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.

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

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PACIFIC CREPES 705 Anacapa St. 882‑ 1123.OPEN Tues‑Fri 10a‑3p & 5:30p‑ 9p, Sat 9a‑9p, Sun 9a‑3p From the flags of Bretagne & France to the “Au revoir, a bientot”; 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 ambience, 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 romantic 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 selection of wholesome French pastries. Breakfast & lunch menu is composed of egg dishes, sandwiches & salads representing Renaud’s favorites. Our Brewed coffees & teas are proudly 100% Organic.

Indian FLAVOR OF INDIA 3026 State 682‑ 6561 $$ www.flavorofindiasb.com VOTED BEST 17yrs. Finest, most authentic Indian cuisine is affordable too! All You Can Eat Lunch Buffet $8.95 M‑S dinner combos $9.95+ Specials: Tandoori‑ Mixed or Fish, Chicken Tikka Masala, Shrimp Bhuna. Also: meat, cur‑ ries & vegetarian.Wine & Beer. Take out. 20yrs of Excellence!

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INDIA CLUB/SPICE 5701 Calle Real. 805‑967‑7171. Moved from State Street, brand new location! Authentic Indian Cuisine. Zagat Rated since 2006. A family owned restaurant from London, lunch buffet $9.95 7 days a week, w/ special Dosa menu on Sat. & Sun. Beer & Wine. Open 7 days a week. 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 seat‑ ing. Indian & Draft Beers, Local Wines. www.indiahouseusa.com

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ICHIBAN JAPANESE Restaurant/ Sushi Bar, 1812 Cliff Dr., 805‑564‑7653. Mon‑Sat Lunch 11:30‑2:30. Dinner 7 days a week, 5‑10pm. Lunch Specials, Bendo boxes. Full sushi bar, tatami seats. Fresh Fish delivered all week.

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

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

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

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

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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 & dinner 7 days. A local favorite for dinner. Voted “Best Lunch in Santa Barbara” “Best Health Food Restaurant” “Best Veggie Burger” “Best Sidewalk Cafe Patio” “Best Fish Taco” all in the Independent Reader’s Poll. Daily Specials, Char‑Broiled Chicken, Fresh Fish, Homemade Soups, Hearty Salads, Healthy Sandwiches, Juice Bar, Microbrews, Local Wines, and the Best Patio on State St. 9 loca‑ tions serving the Central Coast. www.thenaturalcafe.com

Wine of the Week Roblar Winery “Gold Selection” Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2012

As American wine drinkers have increasingly honed their focus on pinot noir since the film Sideways premiered one decade ago, vintners have responded by producing the mysterious wine in myriad styles: deep and rich, bright and fruity, dark and musty, so on and so on. This wine from the Santa Ynez Valley’s Roblar Winery — which employs the Sonoma County‑based consultants Kerry Damskey and Bryan Davison to oversee its production — offers a fairly straightforward interpretation, varietally correct with familiar fruits and subtle spices. With a blend of grapes from the Sebastiano and Zotovich vineyards, it’s a great introduction for pinot newbies, perfect for setting your bearings before diving into more adventurous styles of the grape. It’s also a pleasant reminder, for those who do explore the fringes of pinot, that the grape can be simply smooth and fun to drink as well. See roblarwinery.com.

Wine Shop/Bar RENEGADE WINES: 417 Santa Barbara St. Ste A‑6, 805‑568‑1961. Tues‑Fri 11a‑6p, Sat. 12‑6p. Sun‑Mon by appointment. SB’s oldest wine shop, over 23 years same location. We are Santa Barbara’s premier wine retailer, offering a wide variety of local and imported wines. Our diverse assortment of wine comes from the world’s finest vineyards with prices starting around $9. View our full january 23, 2014

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 seafood & tasty vegetarian dishes. Santa Barbara Restaurant Guide selected us as the Best Thai Restaurant for exceptional dining reflected by food quality, service & ambiance.

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

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

BABCOCK WINERY & VINEYARDS. 5175 HWY 246 Sta. Rita Hills. 805‑736‑ 1455 Open 10:30‑5 p.m. daily. For 30 years Bryan Babcock has been honing his craft. Venture into beautiful wine country and savor his extraordinary collection of highly expressive single‑vineyard Pinot Noirs rarely offered outside of the winery. Sample highly acclaimed Chardonnays, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris. Cabernet and Syrah sourced from warmer SB Co. locales are voluptuous. Taste wine and shop for eclectic gifts in a newly renovated, vintage inspired atmosphere. www.babcockwinery.com SANTA BARBARA Winery, 202 Anacapa St. 963‑3633. Open Sun‑ Thurs 10a‑6p & Fri‑Sat 10a ‑ 7p, small charge for extensive tasting list. 2 blocks from both State St & the beach. This venerable winery is the county’s oldest‑ est.1962, and offers many internationally acclaimed wines from their Lafond Vineyard in the Santa Rita Hills. Try some of Winemaker Bruce McGuire’s small production bottling.www.sbwinery.com

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eaders Peggy and Tinang let me know that a new sign has appeared at  State Street, the former home of Maggie’s and State and A. I stopped by to check it out and saw a paper notice that says a new business named Benchmark Eatery (not necessarily the final name) will be the next tenant and that Benchmark is owned by  Sides Clear LLC. As it turns out, that was not the end of the story. I did some research, and it appears that  Sides Clear LLC is managed by John and Susan Bennett, the owners of Brophy Bros. in the Santa Barbara harbor. The Bennett family is involved with the recent purchase of SEA OF CHANGE: The longtime home of State & A and the Cliff Room bar at  Cliff Drive on the the short-time home of Maggie’s, 1201 State Street, will be Mesa. Rumor has it that the Bennett family managed by the family that has run the popular Brophy might also be teaming up with the new owner Bros. for decades. of Arch Rock Fish restaurant that recently changed hands. Just sayin’. EL TORITO UPDATE: Reliable sources say that El I think this is great news for downtown Santa BarTorito restaurant at  East Cabrillo Boulevard might bara: a storied local restaurant family taking over an not be around much longer. Additionally, reports are iconic local dining spot that had lost its way. Happy coming in that some El Torito employees have been endings really do happen. asked to start looking for work. I called the restaurant, and the person who answered the phone says El Torito “Hi John, has no plans to close. Either way, they are open today, Thank you for your kind words and accurate reportso go get a margarita! ing of the Maggie’s project and our involvement. I am going to return the space to a casual eatery with highCHITTY CHITTY CHURRO: Reader Steve let me quality, value-driven food and generous drinks. Our know that Fernando’s Churros is a new food truck menu will focus on casual American fare with local parked at La Casa de la Raza,  East Montecito relevance. Our price point will be similar to Brophy’s, Street. He’s had it for about three months or so after allowing everyone to join in on the experience. I am previously being inside. I’m told Fernando’s Churros confident we will be introducing something new to offers real fresh-fried churros from homemade dough, the area, ultimately bringing more traffic to surroundnot reheated frozen ones like you may be familiar with ing businesses. at local events. “As for the patio, it is impossible to return it to the original open-aired design. The fire sprinkler PANERA BREAD UPDATE: Panera Bread baksystem, electrical, and structural integrity is tied into ery/café, represented locally at  State Street and the rest of the building, and codes restrict us from  State Street, has introduced new menu items, change. I sure wish I could open it up, as it would be including the Mediterranean Shrimp Couscous Salad, AMAZING, but such is life. “The previous owners are such nice people, and I am All Natural Turkey Chili, Power Chicken Hummus Bowl, and Low-Fat B-Green Power Smoothie. happy to help them with the transition. Sincerely, IN-N-OUT OF SANTA BARBARA: Word on the John Bennett, Benchmark eatery.” street is that In-N-Out Burger has been scouting for GOOD-BYE WAHOO’S, HELLO BARBARa new location in the lower Milpas area. When drivIANS: Wahoo’s Fish Taco at  State Street has ing southbound on the  freeway, there is an exit for closed. A sign on the door says the new business movMilpas Street North that forms a tight curve around ing into the spot is named Barbarians. Reliable sources a property currently for sale at  Indio Muerto, the previously indicated that the successor business will home of Mireles Automotive (behind Dal Pozzo Tire). be a pizza place. Downtown Wahoo’s closed one I spoke with Radius Group, who is managing the sale month shy of its 6th birthday. of the property, and was told that In-N-Out Burger did approach them and express interest in the spot. ARCH ROCK FISH SOLD: I called Arch Rock Fish In-N-Out determined that there are various problems restaurant at  Anacapa Street today and was told with having a restaurant at that location, including the that the eatery has been sold. The dining position of a stoplight and the difficulty in getting a destination is open for business as drive-through permit. I’m told that there have not yet usual. I left a message for manbeen any negotiations and that if a deal with In-N-Out agement seeking further details Burger does eventually happen with this spot, it is a MORE and didn’t receive a response. long way off. FOOD

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legals Administer OF estAte NOtIcE Of PEtItION tO aDmINIStER EStatE Of: mELvIN StaNLEY GOLDBERG caSE NO: 1439599 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of mELvIN StaNLEY GOLDBERG a PEtItION fOR PROBatE: has been filed by: Roslyn Payne in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara tHE PEtItION fOR PROBatE requests that Roslyn Payne be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. tHE PEtItION requests the decendent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. tHE PEtItION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The Independent administration authority will be granted unless an Interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. a Hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: on 02/06/2014 AT 9:00 am Dept: Five Room: SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, located at 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93121. Anacapa Division. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other california statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in california law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE‑154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Petitioner: 200 S. 13th Street Suite 208 Grover Beach, CA 93433 Published Jan. 16, 23, 30, 2014

FBn ABAndOnment StatEmENt Of aBaNDONmENt Of USE Of fIctItIOUS BUSINESS NamE The following Fictitious Business Name is being abandoned: Santa Barbara School of music at 5276 Hollister Ave. Suite 253 Santa Barbara, CA 93111 The original statement for use of this Fictitious Business Name was filed Nov 5, 2009. in the County of Santa Barbara. Original file no. 2009‑0003513. The person(s) or entities abandoning use of this name are as follows: Marisa Brownfield 4651 Gerona Way Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Jonathan Brownfield (same address) This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 2, 2014 I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office, Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Miriam Leon. Published. Jan 9, 16, 23, 30 2014.

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StatEmENt Of aBaNDONmENt Of USE Of fIctItIOUS BUSINESS NamE The following Fictitious Business Name is being abandoned: Dental care of Santa Barbara, Dental Group of Santa Barbara, Santa Dental Dental center, Dental center of Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Dental care, Santa Barbara Dental Group, frederick & Weber Dental Group at 2411 Bath Street Santa Barbara, CA 93105 The original statement for use of this Fictitious Business Name was filed Nov 5, 2009. in the County of Santa Barbara. Original file no. 2010‑0002765. The person(s) or entities abandoning use of this name are as follows: Joseph C. Weber 1304 Crestline Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Brian D. Frederick 3057 Calle Noguera Santa Barbara, CA 93105 This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 7, 2014 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 Jan Morales. Published. Jan 16, 23, 30 Feb 6 2014.

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fIctItIOUS BUSINESS NamE StatEmENt The following person(s) is/are doing business as: cpatton art at 500 California Ave #1 Santa Monica, CA 90403; Charlie Patton (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: charlie Patton This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 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 Adela Bustos. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003773. Published: Jan 9, 16, 23, 30 2014. fIctItIOUS BUSINESS NamE StatEmENt The following person(s) is/are doing business as: manifest Building at 221 West Ortega Street Apt A Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Lee T Schmidt (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 17, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Andrea Luparello. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003726. Published: Jan 9, 16, 23, 30 2014.

fIctItIOUS BUSINESS NamE StatEmENt The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Women’s fund of Santa Barbara at 1111 Chapala Street Suite 200 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Santa Barbara Foundation (Same Address). This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Ronald Gallo‑ President and cEO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 15, 2014. This 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: 2014‑0000108. Published: Jan 23, 30. Feb 6, 13 2014.

fIctItIOUS BUSINESS NamE StatEmENt The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Evergreen compassionate care at 5142 Hollister Ave #211 Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Towering House Corporation 1072 Casitas Pass Rd #202 Carpinteria, CA 93013 This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Zachery Schuefer‑President This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 30, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2013‑0003818. Published: Jan 9, 16, 23, 30 2014.

fIctItIOUS BUSINESS NamE StatEmENt The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Santa Ynez valley Roofing company at 250 Industrial Way, Suite E Buellton, CA 93427; Black Gold Roofing, Inc (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Darin ferguson, President 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 Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2013‑0003610. Published:Jan 2, 9, 16, 23 2014.

fIctItIOUS BUSINESS NamE StatEmENt The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Work for courage at 1535 Santa Barbara Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Nancy Edmundson This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 30, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Danielle Gomez. FBN Number: 2013‑0003810. Published: Jan 9, 16, 23, 30 2014.

fIctItIOUS BUSINESS NamE StatEmENt The following person(s) is/are doing business as: taffy’s Pizza at 2026 De La Vina Street Santa Barbara, CA 93105; SLC Enterprises, Inc 307 East Figueroa Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: casey Groves This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 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 Adela Bustos. FBN Number: 2013‑0003755. Published: Jan 2, 9, 16, 23 2014.

fIctItIOUS BUSINESS NamE StatEmENt The following person(s) is/are doing business as: What Is Love at 220 East Sola Street #3 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Christy M Haynes (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: christy Haynes This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 2, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Gabrielle Cabello. FBN Number: 2014‑0000005. Published: Jan 9, 16, 23, 30 2014.

fIctItIOUS BUSINESS NamE StatEmENt The following person(s) is/are doing business as: the conscious Garden at 32 N. Milpas Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Lilliana Luu Garcia (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Lilliana Garcia This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 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 Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2013‑0003808. Published: Jan 9, 16, 23, 30 2014. fIctItIOUS BUSINESS NamE StatEmENt The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Neoserra at 5385 Hollister Ave, Bldg 12 Santa Barbara, CA 93117; Outreachsystems. com 4426 Via Bendita Santa Barbara, CA 93110‑2306 This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 27, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Gabriel Cabello. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003801. Published: Jan 9, 16, 23, 30 2014. fIctItIOUS BUSINESS NamE StatEmENt The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Hive Events at 326 North Alisos Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Hive Events, LLC (same address) This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: teal Haggar, manager This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 30, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Andrea Luparello. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003814. Published: Jan 9, 16, 23, 30 2014.

fIctItIOUS BUSINESS NamE StatEmENt The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Divine Balanced Wellness at 48 Willow Springs Court, Apt 101 Goleta, CA 93117; Tamara Teitelbaum (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: tamara teitelbaum This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 31, 2013. This 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: 2013‑0003831. Published: Jan 9, 16, 23, 30 2014. fIctItIOUS BUSINESS NamE StatEmENt The following person(s) is/are doing business as: “the Original” Jerry the Plumber at 1521 San Miguel Ave Santa Barbara, CA 93130; David Raphael Morelos (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: David R. morelas This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 3, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Gabrielle Cabello. FBN Number: 2014‑ 0000023. Published: Jan 9, 16, 23, 30 2014. fIctItIOUS BUSINESS NamE StatEmENt The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Passenger taxi at 932 San Pascual Street A‑5 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Cirilo Ibarrra Fuentes (same address) Cirilo Fuentes (same address) This business is conducted by a General Partnership Signed: cirilo fuentes This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 3, 2014. This 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: 2014‑0000018. Published: Jan 9, 16, 23, 30 2014.

fIctItIOUS BUSINESS NamE StatEmENt The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Santa Barbara cycling at 531 East Cota Street, Studio 6 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Derin Stockton Design, LLC 33247 Via Alvaro Temecula, CA 92592; This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Derin Stockton This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 10, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Andrea Luparello. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003667. Published: Jan 9, 16, 23, 30 2014. fIctItIOUS BUSINESS NamE StatEmENt The following person(s) is/are doing business as: cBSB, custom Built Santa Barbara, custom Built SB at 126 Santa Ynez Street #B Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Johnathan Anselmo (same address) Yeni Salinas (same address) This business is conducted by a General Partnership Signed: Johnathan anselmo This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 2, 2014. This 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: 2014‑ 0000004. Published: Jan 9, 16, 23, 30 2014. fIctItIOUS BUSINESS NamE StatEmENt The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Las abuelitas of Santa Barbara at 3715 Amalfi Way #B Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Barbara Ann Lotito (same address) This business is conducted by a Unincorporated Association Signed: Barbara ann Lotito This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 2, 2014. This 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: 2014‑0000015. Published: Jan 9, 16, 23, 30 2014. fIctItIOUS BUSINESS NamE StatEmENt The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: christine House, Hinchee Homes, Jessica House, milton House at 825 North Kellogg Avenue Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Jessie Hopkins Hinchee Foundation (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: tim Durnin This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 9, 2013. This 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: 2013‑0003648. Published: Jan 9, 16, 23, 30 2014. fIctItIOUS BUSINESS NamE StatEmENt The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Santa Barbara Window fashions, SB Home Design at 1401 De La Vina Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Santa Barbara Fine Cabinetry LLC (same address) This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: thomas mehling This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 2, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Gabrielle Cabello. FBN Number: 2014‑0000009. Published: Jan 9, 16, 23, 30 2014. fIctItIOUS BUSINESS NamE StatEmENt The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Santa Barbara clinic at 314 E Carrillo Street, Suite 7 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Matthew Payne MD 1632 Cliff Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93109 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: matthew Payne This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 8, 2014. This 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: 2014‑0000056. Published: Jan 16, 23, 30. Feb 6 2014. fIctItIOUS BUSINESS NamE StatEmENt The following person(s) is/are doing business as: montecito Locations at 222 Meigs Road, #1 Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Brandon Smith (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Brandon Smith This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 8, 2014. This 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: 2014‑0000057. Published: Jan 16, 23, 30. Feb 6 2014.

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fIctItIOUS BUSINESS NamE StatEmENt The following person(s) is/are doing business as: aBc forever at 418 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Krishan Gupta (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Krishan Gupta This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 8, 2014. This 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: 2014‑0000059. Published: Jan 16, 23, 30. Feb 6 2014. fIctItIOUS BUSINESS NamE StatEmENt The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Pacific West construction at 1482 East Valley Road, #775 Santa Barbara, CA 93108; Steve Hermann Design, LLC (same address) This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Steven Hermann This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 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 Gabriel Cabello. FBN Number: 2013‑0003738. Published: Jan 16, 23, 30. Feb 6 2014. fIctItIOUS BUSINESS NamE StatEmENt The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Blue Otter Builders, commuter Bicycles, Income Bicycles, Koga america, Koga USa, the Santa cruz Island company at 1316 Clifton Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Eric Maurice Scwartz (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Eric Scwartz This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 7, 2014. This 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: 2014‑ 0000046. Published: Jan 16, 23, 30. Feb 6 2014. fIctItIOUS BUSINESS NamE StatEmENt The following person(s) is/are doing business as: corrigan & company at 322 N. Nopal Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Protective Financial And Insurance Services, Inc (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Greg Doscher This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 6, 2014. This 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: 2014‑0000032. Published: Jan 16, 23, 30. Feb 6 2014. fIctItIOUS BUSINESS NamE StatEmENt The following person(s) is/are doing business as: today’s Nails at 3114 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Hong Yen T. Do (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Yen Do This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 7, 2014. This 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: 2014‑ 0000045. Published: Jan 16, 23, 30. Feb 6 2014. fIctItIOUS BUSINESS NamE StatEmENt The following person(s) is/are doing business as: RS Designs at 1627 San Pascual Street, Suite B Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Reed Snider (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Reed Snider This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 9, 2014. This 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: 2014‑ 0000032. Published: Jan 16, 23, 30. Feb 6 2014.

fIctItIOUS BUSINESS NamE StatEmENt The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Owens Electric, Santa Barbara temporary Power at 5386 Hollister Ave Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Owens /electric Enterprises, Inc (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Irene Owens, Secretary This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 8, 2014. This 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: 2014‑ 0000063. Published: Jan 16, 23, 30. Feb 6 2014. fIctItIOUS BUSINESS NamE StatEmENt The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Ray’s mobile automotive at 1133 Punta Gorda Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Ray M Herrera (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Ray m Herrera This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 8, 2014. This 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: 2014‑0000051. Published: Jan 16, 23, 30. Feb 6 2014. fIctItIOUS BUSINESS NamE StatEmENt The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Dental care of Santa Barbara, Dental care of Santa Barbara, Dental Group of Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Dental care, Santa Barbara Dental center, Santa Barbara Dental Group, Weber & malek Dental Group at 2411 Bath Street Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Mickel Malek 1616 La Coronilla Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Joseph C Weber 1304 Crestline Santa Barbara, CA 93105 This business is conducted by a General Partnership Signed: mickel malek This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 7, 2014. This 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: 2014‑0000047. Published: Jan 16, 23, 30. Feb 6 2014. fIctItIOUS BUSINESS NamE StatEmENt The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Santa Barbara Iron team at 1767 Grand Avenue #B Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Zachary Bertges (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Zack Bertges This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 9, 2014. This 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: 2014‑0000071. Published: Jan 16, 23, 30. Feb 6 2014. fIctItIOUS BUSINESS NamE StatEmENt The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: menuvistas.com at 1018 Alphonse Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103; William E Cunnigham 4987 Pebble Hill Lane Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Nathan C Lem 1018 Alphonse Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103 This business is conducted by a General Partnership Signed: William E. cunningham This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 3, 2014. This 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: 2014‑ 0000021. Published: Jan 16, 23, 30. Feb 6 2014.

fIctItIOUS BUSINESS NamE StatEmENt The following person(s) is/are doing business as: RHW Properties at 800 Santa Barbara Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Justin Kellenberger (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Justin Kellenberger This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 8, 2014. This 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: 2014‑0000060. Published: Jan 16, 23, 30. Feb 6 2014.

fIctItIOUS BUSINESS NamE StatEmENt The following person(s) is/are doing business as: On Point Staffing at 255 Elise Place, Apt E Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Jared Samakosky (Same Address). This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Jared Samakosy This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 13, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Gabrielle Cabello. FBN Number: 2014‑ 0000090. Published: Jan 23, 30. Feb 6, 13 2014.

fIctItIOUS BUSINESS NamE StatEmENt The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Sterling Laundry at 3433 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Robert Heckes (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Robert Heckes This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 26, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Andrea Luparello. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003795. Published: Jan 16, 23, 30. Feb 6 2014.

fIctItIOUS BUSINESS NamE StatEmENt The following person(s) is/are doing business as: 7 Street at 3463 State St #148 Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Terra Aqua Corporation (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Susan Hugo cfO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 14, 2014. This 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: 2014‑ 0000097. Published: Jan 23, 30. Feb 6, 13 2014.

fIctItIOUS BUSINESS NamE StatEmENt The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Shear Envy at 5370 Hollister Ave. Suite 5A Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Yvette Alacon 1632 Eucalyptus Dr. #11 Solvang, CA 93463; Cesar Gutierrez 4280 Calle Real SPC 58 Santa Barbara, CA 93110 This business is conducted by a General Partnership Signed: cesar Gutierrez This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 7, 2014. This 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: 2014‑ 0000041. Published: Jan 16, 23, 30. Feb 6 2014.

fIctItIOUS BUSINESS NamE StatEmENt The following person(s) is/are doing business as: california Silicon at 538 S. Oakland Ave #305 Pasadena, CA 91101; Robert Deichert (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Robert Deichert This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 13, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Gabrielle Cabello. FBN Number: 2014‑0000089. Published: Jan 23, 30. Feb 6, 13 2014.

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fIctItIOUS BUSINESS NamE StatEmENt The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Benchmark Eatery at 1201 State St Santa Barbara, CA 93101; 3 Sides Clear LLC 114 East Haley Street Suite O Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: John Bennett managing member This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 9, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Gabrielle Cabello. FBN Number: 2014‑ 0000068. Published: Jan 23, 30. Feb 6, 13 2014. fIctItIOUS BUSINESS NamE StatEmENt The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Garment Print creations, mobile Print creations, Personalized Print creations at 25 West Cota Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Ofelia Szell and Tamas Szell 478 Mills APT A Goleta, CA 93117 This business is conducted by a Married Couple Signed: Ofelia Szell This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 14, 2014. This 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: 2014‑ 0000101. Published: Jan 23, 30. Feb 6, 13 2014. fIctItIOUS BUSINESS NamE StatEmENt The following person(s) is/are doing business as: curbside Performance, Harley Housecalls at 25 West Cota Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Tamas A Szell 478 Mills APT A Goleta, CA 93117 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: tamas Szell This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 14, 2014. This 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: 2014‑0000100. Published: Jan 23, 30. Feb 6, 13 2014. fIctItIOUS BUSINESS NamE StatEmENt The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Beach city transportation at 1224 Bath Street #A Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Petros Alemayhu (Same Address). This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Petros alemayhu This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 16, 2014. This 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: 2014‑ 0000121. Published: Jan 23, 30. Feb 6, 13 2014. fIctItIOUS BUSINESS NamE StatEmENt The following person(s) is/are doing business as: vitaRoll at 916 E Carrillo Road, APT 4 Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Dane Fredericksen (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Dane fredericksen This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 9, 2014. This 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: 2014‑0000073. Published: Jan 23, 30. Feb 6, 13 2014. fIctItIOUS BUSINESS NamE StatEmENt The following person(s) is/are doing business as: I.am.angel fund at 1111 Chapala Street Suite 200 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Santa Barbara Foundation (same address). This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Ronald Gallo‑ President and cEO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 15, 2014. This 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: 2014‑0000107. Published: Jan 23, 30. Feb 6, 13 2014. fIctItIOUS BUSINESS NamE StatEmENt The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Santa Barbara School of music at 5276 Hollister Ave. Suite 253 Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Erin McKibben 325 North Milpas Street Apt #3 Santa Barbara, CA 93103 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Erin mcKibben This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 6, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Gabrielle Cabello. FBN Number: 2014‑0000027. Published: Jan 23, 30. Feb 6, 13 2014. fIctItIOUS BUSINESS NamE StatEmENt The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Ranch Gear at 3694B Tivola Street Santa Ynez, CA 93460; Recovery Ranch, LLC 3687 Manzana Santa Ynez, CA 93460 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Partnership Signed: Daniel Ross This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 2, 2014. This 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: 2014‑ 0000012. Published: Jan 9, 16, 23, 30 2014.

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DEDICATION  TO BEING OUR BEST. It’s our highest priority.

Setting high standards is one thing. Embracing them is another. At Cottage Health System, we make it top priority to work constantly at being our best...for patients, their families, our communities and fellow team members. If you would enjoy living up to your potential at a health system that strives for – and achieves – excellence, come to Cottage.

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

Clinical • Medical Assistant – Peds (UCSB Clinic) • Medical Receptionist – Peds (PISMO Clinic) • Patient Care Techs (Multiple Depts) • Personal Care Attendant (Villa Riviera) • Telemetry Tech • Unit Care Tech – MICU

Nursing • Cardiac Cath Lab • Cottage Residential • Emergency • Med/Surg – Float Pool • NICU

Non-Clinical

• PICU • Pulmonary, Renal • SICU • Simulation Lab Coordinator • Surgery • Telemetry • Utilization Management Case Manager

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Admin Assistant Clinical Informatics Analysts Food Service Rep Integrative Therapist Lead Cook Patient Financial Counselor – Admitting • PBX Operator • Security Officers

Allied Health

Management • Clinical Manager, Nutrition • Environmental Services Supervisor • Manager, ISD Customer Service

• Neurodiagnostic Tech I • Physical Therapist (SB) • Speech Language Pathologist II – Per Diem • Support Counselor

• Manager, Purchasing

Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital

• Manager, Service Excellence

• Physical Therapist

Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital • RN – Med/Surg

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

Pacific Diagnostic Laboratories • Certified Phlebotomy Techs • CLS – Nights • Systems Support Analyst

• Please apply to: www.pdllabs.com

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

DEVELOPMENT AS­SISTANT, BREN SCHOOL

DEVELOPMENT OFFICE Serves as the initial contact for the Assistant Dean of Development, and at least two Corporate Directors of Development for the Donald Bren School of Environmental Science and Management. Assists with all aspects of planning, analysis and implementation strategies to secure support that is critical to the successful operation of a complex fund raising program. Reqs: Excellent grammar, composition and proofreading skills. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail and accuracy. Exceptional verbal and interpersonal skills. Excellent computer skills including proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet and e‑mail and demonstrated ability to quickly learn various software programs. Ability to work independently and maintain confidentiality. Able to prioritize duties and achieve planned goals for a complex program and work under tight and shifting deadlines. Notes: Fingerprinting required. Occasional evenings and weekends at various Development Office, Institutional Advancement or campus‑wide events. $19.60/hr. Apply by 1/30/14 AA/EOE Apply online at https://Jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20140018

HEALTH INFORMA­TION ASSOCIATE

Cottage Health System, Human Resources, P.O. Box 689, Pueblo at Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93102-0689. Please apply online at www.cottagehealthsystem.org.

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DAVIDSON LIBRARY Responsibility for the uniform arrangement and description standards for the processing of collections. Establishes processing plans for collections, processes complex collections, trains and supervises students in the processing of simple collections, creates indexes, container lists, and finding guides. Maintains and updates collection records in Archivists’ Toolkit. Provides coverage of service point and reference services as needed. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of library archival systems and procedures. Excellent interpersonal communications skills. High level of computer literacy with standard office productivity software. Notes: Fingerprinting required. $20.05 ‑ $23.03/hr. For primary consideration apply by 1/29/14, thereafter open until filled. AA/EOE Apply online at https:// Jobs.­ucsb.edu Job #20140013

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STUDENT HEALTH SERVICE Responsible for receiving incoming medical records and processing release of information requests in a timely and efficient manner ensuring accuracy and providing customers with the highest quality product and customer service. At all times safeguards and

protects the patient’s right to privacy by ensuring that only authorized individuals have access to the patient’s medical information and that all releases of information are in compliance with the request, authorization, Student Health policy as well as HIPAA and FERPA regulations. Provides administrative support to the Student Health Privacy Officer and manages the daily absentee report along with adjusting absent clinicians schedules. Reqs: Two years of medical records experience. Notes: Fingerprinting required. Mandated reporting requirements of child abuse Must Any HIPAA and FERPA violation is subject to disciplinary action. Student Health is closed between the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays. $16.97 ‑ $18.87/hr. Apply by 2/3/14 AA/EOE Apply online at https://Jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20140020

Business Opportunity $1,000 WEEKLY!! MAILING BROCHURES From Home. Helping home workers since 2001. Genuine Opportunity. No Experience required. Start Immediately. www.mailingmembers.com (AAN CAN) BE YOUR OWN BOSS! Own a Yogurt, Dollar, Mailbox, Party, Teen, Clothing, or Fitness Store. Worldwide, 100% financing, OAC. from $55,900 complete turnkey (800)385‑2160 www.drss3. com (Cal‑SCAN)

Mexican Restaurant for Sale Great Opportunity. 291‑0300 in Lompoc.

Freestanding building.Fully equipped, seats 70. Beer & Wine License. Low rent. $45K.

Computer/Tech

Engineering Software Systems Engineer II for Bruker Nano, Inc. located in Santa Barbara, CA to perform object‑oriented and multi‑threaded design, development and implementation of customized real‑time embedded software using C++, C and LabVIEW for nanotechnology and nanofabrication instruments including performing requirements analysis; reviewing concept documents; defining functional and architectural requirements; performing critical code reviews & integration testing and providing technical documentation and system implementation support. Position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems Engineering or related field and 1 year experience in job duties as stated or alternatively a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems Engineering or related field and 1 year experience researching, designing and developing software and hardware for precision surface measurement instruments. Any suitable combination of education or experience is acceptable. Position also requires the following experience: Clean room protocols and software development for clean room environments and control system algorithm principals and software development for micro‑ controllers and interfacing with hardware embedded control electronics as applied to nanotechnology instrumentation for controlling tip surface interactions for data acquisition. The position is located at 112 Robin Hill Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93117. Send resume by e‑mail to Bruker Nano. Inc.’s resume database at resumes@bruker‑nano.com. Please indicate SSEII in the subject line.

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Name Change IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF MR. LAWRENCE ANDREW MENDOZA ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 1438034 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: LAWRENCE ANDREW MENDOZA TO: LAWRENCE ANDREW ZUNIGA 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 Feb 5, 2014 9:­ 30am, Dept 6, County of Santa Barbara 1100 Anacapa Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Anacapa Division. 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 Dec 4, 2013. by Kristi Temple; Deputy Clerk for James E. Herman, Judge of the Superior Court. Published. Jan 9, 16, 23, 30 2014.

Statement of Damages STATEMENT OF DAMAGES (Personal Injury or Wrongful Death)­ ANTHONY C. KASTENEK, (SBN:­259341) attorney for PLAINTIFF: BENJAMIN TATMAN, Case number: 1416088. TO: DEFENDANT: CHRIS VALDEZ seeks damages in the above‑ entitled action, as follows: 1. GENERAL DAMAGES: a. Pain, suffering, and inconvenience ‑ $25,000 2. SPECIAL DAMAGES: a. Medical expenses (to date) ‑ $4,070 b. Future medical expenses $5,000 The name, and address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: Anthony C. Kastenek Law Office of Anthony C. Kastenek (SBN: 259341) Law Office of Anthony Kastenek 307 E. Carrillo Street, Suite B Santa Barabara, CA, 93101. Date: Jan 23, 30. Feb 6, 13 2014.

Summons SUMMONS ‑ (Family Law) NOTICE TO RESPONDENT: MARIA E. LEON AVISO AL DEMANDANDO: Petitioner’s name is: ESMAEIL HEDAYATPOOR Nombre del demandante: CASE NUMBER:(Numero del caso) 1458364 You have 30 calendar days after this Summons and Petition are served on you to file a Response (form FL‑120 or FL‑123) at the court and have a copy served on the petitioner. A letter or phone call will not protect you. If you do not file your Response on time, the court may make orders affecting your marriage or domestic partnership, your property, and custody of your children. You may be ordered to pay support and attorney fees and costs. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the clerk for a fee waiver form. If you want legal advice, contact a lawyer immediately. You can get information about finding lawyers at the California Courts Online Self‑Help Center www. courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp, at the California Legal Services Web site www. lawhelpcalifornia.org, or by contacting your local county bar association. Tiene 30 dias corridos despues de haber recibido la entrega legal de esta Citacion y Peticion para presentar una Respuesta (formulario FL‑120 o FL‑123) ante la corte y efectuar la entrega legal de una copia al demandante. Una carta o llamada telefonica no basta para protegerlo. Si no presenta su Respuesta a tiempo, la corte puede dar ordenes que afecten su matrimonio o pareja de hecho, sus bienes y la custodia de sus hijos. La corte tambien le puede ordenar que pague manutencion, y honorarios y costos legales. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario un formulario de exencion de cuotas. Si desea obtener asesoramiento legal, pongase en contacto de inmediato con un abogado. Puede obtener informacion para encontrar a un abogado en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.sucorte.ca.­ gov), en el sitio Web de los Servicios Legales de California (www.­lawhelpcalifornia.org) o poniendose en contacto con el colegio de abgados de su condado. NOTICE: The restraing order on page 2 are effective against both spouses or domestic partners until the petition is dismissed, a judgment is entered, or the court makes further orders. These orders are emforceable anywhere in California by any law enforcement officer who has received or seen a copy of them. AVISO: Las ordenes de restriccion que figuran en la pagina 2 valen para ambos conyuges o pareja de hecho hasta que se despida la peticion, se emita un fallo o la corte de otras ordenes. Cualquier autoridad de la ley que haya recibido o visto una copia de estas ordenes puede hacerlas acerlas acater en cualquier lugar

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If you do not know an attorney, you may call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.­ lawhelpcalifornia.org), the California Courts Online Self‑Help Center (www.­ courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statuory lien for waived fees and costs on any settement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a cival case.The court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. ADVISO! Tiene 30 DIAS DE CALENDARIO despues de que le entreguen esta citacion y papeles legales para presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue une copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefonica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y mas information en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.courtinfo.ca gov/selfhelp/espanol/), en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede mas cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario de la corte que le de un formulario de exencion de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podra quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin mas advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remision a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (www. lawhelpcalifornia.org), en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www. courtinfo.ca.­gov/selfhelp/espanol/) o poniendose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. AVISO! Por ley, la corte tiene derecho e reclaimer las cuclas y los costos y los exentos por imponer un gravamen sobre cualquier recuperzcion de $10,000 o mas de valor recibide mediante un acuerdo o une arbitraje en un caso de derecho civil. Tiene que pagar el gravemen da la corte antes de que la corte pueda desechar el caso. CASE NO:1456179 The name and address of the court is: (El nombre y direccion de la corte es) SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA 312‑C EAST COOK STREET, SANTA MARIA, CA 93456 The name, address, and telephone

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de California Legal Services, (www. lawhelpcalifornia.org), en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www. courtinfo.ca.­gov/selfhelp/espanol/) o poniendose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. AVISO! Por ley, la corte tiene derecho e reclaimer las cuclas y los costos y los exentos por imponer un gravamen sobre cualquier recuperzcion de $10,000 o mas de valor recibide mediante un acuerdo o une arbitraje en un caso de derecho civil. Tiene que pagar el gravemen da la corte antes de que la corte pueda desechar el caso. CASE NO:1416088 The name and address of the court is: (El nombre y direccion de la corte es) SANTA BARBARA SUPERIOR COURT 1100 Anacapa Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101 The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: Alan Fenton Law Offices of Alan Fenton 311 W. Montecito Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (805) 568‑1800 (El nombre, la direccion y el numbero de telefono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es) DATE: March 13, 2013: Gary M. Blair, Executive, Officer, By Renee Bradley, Deputy (Delgado) Published Jan 23, 30 2013. Feb 6, 13 2014. COMPLAINT: PLAINTIFF: BENJAMIN TATMAN, an Individual; DEFENDANT: CHRIS VALDEZ, an Individual; and DOES 1 through 10, inclusive; CASE NUMBER: 1416088 Upon reading and filing evidence consisting of a declaration as proved in Section 415.50 CCP by Anthony C. Kastenek, Attorney for Plaintiff BENJAMIN TATMAN, an it satisfactory

• Video Inspection • Hot Water Heaters appearing there from that the defendant, CHRIS VALDEZ cannot be served with reasonable diligence in any other manner specified in Article 3, Chapter 4, Title 5 of the Code of Civil Procedure, and it also appearing from the declaration that a good cause of action exists in this action in favor of the plaintiff, petitioner, therin and against the defendant, respondents, and that said defendants, respondent, are necessary and proper party to the action. NOW, on motion of Plaintiffs. IT IS ORDERED that the service of said Summons, Complaint and Statement of Damages in this action be made upon said defendants by publication thereof in the Santa Barbara Independents, a newspaper most likely to give notice to said defendants; that said publication be made at lease once a week for four successive weeks. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that a copy of said Summons and Complaint in this action and a copy of this order be forthwith deposited in the United State Post Office, post‑paid, directed to said defendants if this address ascertained before the expiration of the time prescribed for the for the publication of this summons and a declaration of this mailing or of the fact that this address was not ascertained be filed at the expiration of the time prescribed for the publication. James E. Herman, Judge of The Superior Court. Dated March 13, 2013. SUPERIOR COURT OF CA, COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. ANACAPA DIVISION. Attorney For Plaintiff; Alan Fenton, SBN 125279 311 W. Montecito Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; (805) 568‑ 1800 Published Jan 23, 30. Feb 6, 13 2014.

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1119 ALSTON ROAD

2280 BELLA VISTA DRIVE

OPEN SUN 1-4pm

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1721 SANTA BARBARA ST.

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OPEN SUN 1-4pm

PENDING

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

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401 ORILLA DEL MAR

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$1,695,000 GTprop.com/6582SabadoTarde

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

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

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362 POR LA MAR CIRCLE

1715 THOMAS AVENUE

430 DE LA VINA STREET

724 CALLE DE LOS AMIGOS

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

PENDING

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237 NORTH D STREET

118 SOUTH J STREET

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625 N. ALISOS STREET

1222 CARPINTERIA ST. #C

PENDING

PENDING

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

PENDING

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LOMPOC Flat, level, .9 acre commercial

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Santa Barbara Independent, 01/23/14