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Sunday, February 9, 2 pm ¡VIVA EL ARTE DE SANTA BÁRBARA! Grammy-nominated vocalist Perla Batalla and quartet perform Epoca de Oro: Canciones de Amor. Museum Front Steps Free Visit for free. JOIN Michelle Stuart, Stone Alignments/Solstice Cairns (detail), 1979. Permanent land work Rowena Plateau, Oregon, 3200 boulders, TODAY! varying sizes, color photograph. © Michelle Stuart. Courtesy of the artist and Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects.

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MAKERS OF “MAKERS”

In 2012, when we were already in the habit of publishing dozens of filmmaker interviews online at independent.com during our town’s annual film fest, Senior Editor Matt Kettmann (back right) had the wacky idea to start printing condensed versions as mini-magazines. Three years later, for SBIFF 2014, we are printing more than 5,000 copies of five editions — with support from the Fund for S.B., Visit S.B., the S.B. Downtown Organization, and the S.B. Arts Commission — that you’ll see at theaters all over town this week. The effort is only possible due to the diligent designing work of Marianne Kuga (front left) and the movie-watching, director-interviewing stamina of writers Michelle Drown (back left), Ethan Stewart (back middle), D.J. Palladino (front middle), and Aly Comingore (front right). “These films shed a light on what’s happening in so much of the world,” said Kettmann, “and these interviews hopefully give even more relevance to what you see on the screen.”

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Goleta councilmembers Jim Farr and Michael Bennett tell county to stop taking city’s money . . . . . . independent.com/opinions

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

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THE S.B. QUESTIONNAIRE

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THREADING THE NEEDLE:

Emily Rorden and son Jace make their way across the sidewalk-free Yanonali Street bridge during morning rush hour. Neighbors have been asking City Hall for a sidewalk for nearly 15 years. Monday night, the City Council finally obliged.

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ark Alvarado vividly remembers walking along the Yanonali Street bridge near Montecito Street in the city’s Eastside when an MTD bus came barreling down one way and a MarBorg dump truck went zooming up the other. The roadway there isn’t just steep, narrow, and winding; there’s no sidewalk either. “Hell, man,”Alvarado remembered,“I almost jumped into the culvert.” Today, Alvarado works for City Hall as staff liaison for the recently formed Neighborhood Advisory Council. For the past 13 years, neighborhood activists have been demanding that City Hall fix that bridge and install sidewalks. For that same period of time, city officials have exhausted themselves explaining why that couldn’t be done. But at a packed-house City Council meeting this Monday night, things changed. The City Council — happily armed with $4.3 million in onetime funds slotted for a host of capital projects — set aside $433,000 to build a cantilevered sidewalk with a protective railing. In addition, the council voted to spend $280,000 to replace Eastside street lights with newer, brighter, more energy-efficient LED bulbs. The Neighborhood Advisory Council had declared both of these projects their top priorities. Likewise, the alternative transit organization COAST has been working with Eastside residents — mostly immigrant parents — for the past three years. A week ago, about 40 residents and activists held a protest vigil in favor of the new sidewalk, noting how unsafe they felt walking their kids to Cleveland School. Maybe half that number showed up at the council 10

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chambers Monday to repeat their message. So too did supporters of the Milpas Community Association, singing from the same hymnal. Ever since a 15-year-old high school student was killed while crossing Milpas Street about two years ago, the traffic safety concerns of Eastside residents have taken a decidedly higher profile. After that, City Hall dispatched newly hired city traffic engineer Derrick Bailey to the neighborhood. And Bailey, rather than explaining why the project was too expensive to be built, figured out how to design something that would work without breaking the bank. There were many such stories Monday night as the councilmembers figured out how to divvy up $4.3 million. Everybody, it seemed, got something. Showing up in force were junior leaguers and activists with Friends of the Library, exhorting the council to give them $500,000 to build a new kids’ wing on the basement floor of the downtown library. The kids’ wing — which will provide special reading nooks, tutoring tables, computer labs, and space for music-making and storytelling — has been on the drawing boards for years. The city’s contribution, the councilpersons were told, would help legitimize future fundraising efforts needed to make up the rest of the steep construction costs. More iffy was the $300,000 the council voted to give the Community Arts Workshop to help refurbish the building on the  block of Garden Street as a permanent home for Summer Solstice — at least three months a year — not to mention rehearsal space for area performance troupes. At one point, the workshop had $1 million in Redevelopment Agency funds burning a hole in its pockets, but when the state abolished all Redevelopment Agencies three years ago,

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that money disappeared. The $300,000 will help cover the costs of soil remediation and final designs. Perhaps the biggest winner was the roundabout slated for the intersection at Las Positas and Cliff Drive. Although the project already has $700,000 in gas-tax revenues set aside, the roundabout proposal favored by a majority of the council will cost about $700,000 more than that to build. Councilmember Dale Francisco questioned how much “nicer” that roundabout would be than the more traditional stoplight that the existing funding could pay for now. He was told the roundabout would save 50 seconds per rotation for motorists seeking to go to Hendry’s Beach. The Police Department got $400,000 to refurbish the police station’s poorly functioning heating, air conditioning, and ventilation system, which at times blows too hot and too cold simultaneously. New playground equipment at Kids’ World — now 22 years old — got a commitment of $250,000, and a unified and beautified downtown signage system, advocated by the tourist industry, got $250,000 in funding. References were made to the 30 tourist ships scheduled to anchor in Santa Barbara this year, and Councilmember Frank Hotchkiss — who championed such visits in his recent council election — was referred to as “USS Hotchkiss.” And the Cabrillo softball field was slated for $300,000 for renovation and improvements. Although the council wound up allocating $4.3 million in onetime funds — remnant revenues from the city’s recently abolished Redevelopment Agency and a refunded overcharge in property taxes — there were requests for $8 million. Few got everything they wanted; most walked away with something.

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The Sheriff’s Office announced that it accidentally released one of its inmates at 6 a.m. on 1/24 due to “procedural errors.” Eduardo Gonzalez, 26, was booked in County Jail on a domestic violence charge and was ineligible for release because of a probation violation hold and immigration detainer. But for reasons undisclosed, he was discharged, and authorities have so far been unable to locate him. “A thorough review of our internal policy is underway to ensure similar events do not occur again,” said Sheriff’s spokesperson Kelly Hoover. Police arrested two men on multiple felony charges stemming from the alleged sexual assault of a 28-year-old woman last October. Suspects Ubaldo De La Cruz-Gonzalez, 29, and Carlos Rojas-Villafana, 43, live in the same house on the 200 block of North Milpas Street. On 10/23, police said, the victim and a friend went to the home to drink beers. A short while later, the friend abruptly left, leaving the victim alone with the two men. When she tried to leave, police said, the pair prevented her from doing so and then “forcefully and repeatedly sexually assaulted” her. Four days after he was arrested by Egyptian authorities in his Western Cairo home, 26-yearold freelance translator and UCSB alum Jeremy Hodge was released from custody on 1/26. The reason for Hodge’s arrest remains unclear. His roommate, an Egyptian filmmaker, is still detained. As a student in UCSB’s Middle Eastern Studies Department, Hodge studied at the American University in Cairo for the 2010-2011 school year. He was forced to evacuate during the uprising against former president Hosni Mubarak but returned to Egypt last year.

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The 21 cruise ships that carried 50,000 passengers into Santa Barbara in 2013 had a $2.4 million economic impact — $280,000 went directly to the city in the form of taxes and fees — based on a survey recently completed by Visit Santa Barbara. The study found that restaurants and shops benefited the most, collecting 30.5 percent and 29.2 percent of the $2.4 million, respectively. Many passengers arrived during “non-peak travel seasons,” and of those surveyed, 41 percent are expected to return to Santa Barbara in the next two years. The City Council unanimously approved a new contract with its biggest bargaining unit — SEIU Local 235 — which provides for pay increases of 7 percent staggered over three years. SEIU, which

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represents about 450 workers, agreed to take no wage increases throughout the recession and accepted work furloughs. In exchange, city administrators agreed to eliminate positions without laying off actual workers, though by attrition, the city’s work force shrunk by about 10 percent. The new contract will cost City Hall slightly more than $2 million in additional expenses. With increases in bed, sales, and property taxes all exceeding projections, city administrators say the additional costs can be absorbed. Despite an agreement with the county to relinquish management control of the Veterans Memorial Building on Cabrillo Boulevard when its contract expires in June, the Veterans Coordinating Council — long plagued by bitter infighting and unsatisfactory audits — may choose instead to opt out early. As of press time, the council was scheduled to vote on the matter at a Wednesday meeting. If members vote to terminate their contract early, county staff will step in to devise a plan to keep the building open until a long-term solution is put in place.

COUNTY The pending merger between Santa Maria Energy (SME) and New York–based Hyde Park Acquisition Corp. II could, according to a recent SEC filing, raise $40 million for the to-be parent company, Santa Maria Energy Corporation. Company officials said that they hope to raise a combined $150 million from the merger and private equity financing. The companies announced plans to merge two weeks after the county approved SME’s proposal for 136 cyclic

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In the wake of recent complaints from Santa Barbara County Jail inmates about the quantity and quality of their food — many staged a food strike last July — and consequential concerns from some members of the Board of Supervisors, the Santa Barbara County Grand Jury released a report on Monday declaring that the meals meet state standards. The controversy took root in the summer of 2012, when the county, looking to cut costs for the Sheriff’s Office at the same time that the jail’s sewer and kitchen called for upgrades, contracted out FILLER: A custody deputy holds a standard the facility’s food services to Aramark jail lunch bag. Correctional Services, which has since purchased the jail’s food and set the menu, all the while saving the county about $180,000 a year. (Certain inmates and kitchen staff handle the prep work, cooking, and distribution.) Inmates would go on to say that the food too often relied on soy substitutes, was too bland, and came in portions too small. But the Grand Jury found otherwise. With breakfasts including cereal and hard-boiled eggs, lunch providing two sandwiches, crudités, and cookies, and dinner consisting of raw and fresh vegetables, cornbread, potatoes or pasta, and a main dish made of either meat or a soy substitute, the report deemed the meals to be heart-healthy and delivering up to 2,500 calories per day. The Grand Jury evaluated the jail’s kitchen and interviewed an Aramark official, also making an unannounced visit to the jail to analyze the meals’ freshness, temperature, taste, and content, all of which it found adheres to the requirements set forth by the state’s Department of Corrections. “I am pleased with the Santa Barbara County Grand Jury’s findings which validates what we have believed all along: that the food provided to inmates is nutritious, healthy, and comparable to any meal served in large quantities at institutions,” said Sheriff Bill Brown in a statement. The report also noted that the food meets medical and religious requirements when necessary, and that commissary prices are reasonable. In September, four of the supervisors voted to amend the jail’s contract with Aramark, agreeing to increase the food budget by slightly less than previously discussed. According to officials, most inmate meals cost about 90 cents each, with kosher meals and staff meals costing — Lyz Hoffman about $3.

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steam-injection oil wells. According to the SEC, Santa Maria Energy’s assets, as of 2012, were approximately $101.1 million. The California Department of Motor Vehicles held a public workshop in Sacramento on 1/28 on AB 60, the new state law that will allow undocumented residents to obtain driver’s licenses. The next meeting is scheduled for 2/13 in Los Angeles, and public feedback will be incorporated into the DMV’s draft proposal before an official rollout on January 1, 2015. The new regulations will let immigrants who are not federally recognized as citizens — but who pass written and road tests and meet other requirements — submit alternative forms of ID and proofs of residency to get their licenses. The U.S. Forest Service has issued a draft amendment to its Los Padres National Forest management plan that proposes rezoning 293,000 acres from Back Country and Back Country Motorized Use Restricted to Back Country NonMotorized. While the proposed designation would afford more protections for the area’s natural habitats and ecosystems, environmental groups argue it doesn’t do enough and that the Forest Service should have mandated a stricter Wilderness designation. Public comments can be submitted to www.fs.fed.us.

GOLETA Tony Vallejo, whose yearlong tenure as board chairperson of the Goleta Valley Chamber of Commerce is soon ending, announced Tuesday that he is thinking of running for the Goleta cont’d page 12  City Council in November.

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hree years after the Santa Barbara Police Department’s office manager was arrested for embezzling more than $600,000 in parking ticket funds, City Hall has approved a $55,000 contract with an outside consulting firm to study the ratty and outdated citation system. A proposal request was issued last October and received a single response from J R Parking Consultants based in Aliso Viejo. The study — which will review the entire ticketing process, from writing to payment to processing, and will include a look at the department’s 14 parking enforcement officers and three office staff — was initially budgeted at $25,000. During the 2012/2013 fiscal year, the department issued 83,166 tickets, netting $2.35 million in revenue. Nine of those tickets were challenged in small-claims court, one successfully. The year before, 78,954 citations were issued for $2.28 million. Thirteen tickets were reviewed in court, and two were dismissed. About a year after Karen Flores was caught in her embezzlement scheme, the department hired longtime city employee Lori Pedersen to take her place in the business office. (Pedersen had previously worked in the City Administrator’s Office, Public Works department, and Downtown Parking division.) Before her hire, City Finance Director Bob Samario was tasked with patching the two-decade-old ticket-processing system with temporary updates and

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safeguards until a more permanent overhaul could be completed. According to Pedersen, a comprehensive review of the system and its related operations has not taken place in years. “This type of analysis is only done as needed,” she said in an email Tuesday. Police spokesperson Sgt. Riley Harwood — explaining that a fresh system would likely include cloud computing technology — said the study will also examine if it makes sense to outsource ticket-processing duties to an outside agency. City Administrator Jim Armstrong said the same thing during Tuesday’s City Council meeting. Harwood noted that some police departments hire full-service products and services from vendors — such as Xerox — to do the ticket mailing and processing while the agency takes in the revenue. The department recently went that route with its dog-licensing duties, Harwood said, and outsourced the work to a Texas-based company. In related news, City Hall gave the Waterfront Department permission to spend $230,000 on new parking-control equipment. The department — which operates eight parking lots with what city staff called “fully depreciated” and “obsolete” equipment — will install the same Skidata brand gates and terminals found at the 12 downtown parking lots.

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BY N I C K W E L S H anta Barbara solid waste planners will now be deploying herbicidal foams to prevent root intrusion into city sewer laterals to prevent further sewage backups during storm events. The City Council approved spending $50,000 with Duke’s Root Control and Pacific Sewer Maintenance to apply root-killing chemicals sporting names like Sanafoam, Vaporooter, and Razorooter. These chemicals are twice as effective at keeping root intrusion in check as manual methods, said sewage specialist Chris Toth, who added that the trees involved should not be harmed by the application. In filings with the Environmental Protection Agency, the manufacturers of Vaporooter and Razorooter disclose their product “may be fatal if absorbed through the skin.” From 2008 to 2010, City Hall experienced 40

sewage overflows a year, mostly because roots had crept into older sewage pipes, rendering them impassable. In the last three years — all notably dry — the incidence of overflow has dropped dramatically. The city’s sewage problems gave rise to a lawsuit filed by the Santa Barbara Channelkeeper. As part of that settlement, the city agreed to maintain its sewage pipes more aggressively. Of the city’s 257 miles of sewage pipe, Toth said, 16 have been identified as problematic. He explained two chemicals were being tried out — one more caustic than the other — to see which one worked best and with the least side effects. Because the city has not used such chemicals to maintain sewer lines before, Toth said, both contractors would start slowly, monitoring as they went to ensure no adverse consequences.

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An accountant and UCSB grad, Vallejo said he will file paperwork with the Secretary of State to open a campaign bank account; an official announcement will come in the summer. Councilmembers Michael Bennett and Paula Perotte are up for reelection; Councilmember Roger Aceves is running for 2nd District supervisor. Goleta’s Design Review Board took a first look 1/28 at a residential-meets-retail project proposed for the property known as Page Site, which sits next to Highway 217 off South Kellogg Avenue. The developer wants to build 106 residential townhomes, 34 live-work townhomes, and 35 shopkeeper units across nearly 10 acres, plus a community center and small park. The land is currently used for farming; rezoning will be discussed should the project progress.

ing, OAS Foundation Director Marc Chytilo requested that the board exempt the K-6 school from the policy and allow it to extend its enrollment, explaining that even students who live adjacent to the school cannot attend, because they technically live in the Hope District. Boardmembers expressed sympathy, but called the situation a “real dilemma.” The issue is expected to return to the board next month.

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Santa Barbara City College passed a resolution on 1/23 that will increase out-of-state and international students’ tuition by $14 per unit in fall 2014, increasing the total cost for non-California residents to $271 per unit and generating an estimated $700,000 per year for the school. California residents at all of the 112 community colleges pay $46 per unit (per state law). Spring semester began on 1/27, and enrollment numbers indicate there are roughly 17,500 credit students enrolled; 15,000 students are California residents; 900 students are out-of-state students; and 1,400 students have international status. Six years after the Santa Barbara Unified School District changed its policy to restrict interdistrict transfers, supporters of Open Alternative School (OAS) — located on the La Colina Junior High School campus — say their school took the biggest hit. Its classes have decreased from 10 to five, and the population has shrunk from 224 students to 131. At Tuesday’s school board meet-

Barry Spacks (pictured), the City of Santa Barbara’s first poet laureate from 2005-2007 and a former “Poetry Matters” columnist for this paper, died on Tuesday. Spacks was born in Philadelphia in 1931, served the U.S. Army in the Korean War, was a Fulbright scholar at Cambridge, England, taught at the U of Florida, and then spent 22 years teaching at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and another 32 years as UCSB faculty, where he was named a Distinguished Professor in Humanities. He published 11 books of poetry, two novels, and was awarded the St. Botolph’s Prize in the Arts from the National Endowment for the Arts. Chryss Yost, the city’s current poet laureate, commented, “He was extraordinarily generous in collaborating with other artists and poets at all levels … He will be deeply, dearly missed.”

Capps on State of the Union

In his annual State of the Union speech Tuesday night, President Barack Obama touched on a variety of topics — from creating high-tech manufacturing jobs and strengthening infrastructure to prioritizing diplomacy over war and expanding mental-health benefits for veterans — but really harped on the issue of income inequality. He lambasted the fact that in the wake of the recession, the one-percenters have thrived while “too many Americans are working just to get by, let alone get ahead.” His speech was urgent, calling out Congress for its inaction and infighting, and vowing to use his executive powers to make “opportunity for all” possible. His idea of opportunity not only included jobs but also veered into points about immigration reform, climate change, raising the federal minimum wage, and closing the pay gap between men and women. “I thought it was a very clear plan for this point in an economy that’s recovering but still needs to be encouraged,” said Congressmember Lois Capps of Obama’s speech, adding that the unemployment figures in the biggest chunk of her district—Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties—are 5,850 and 3,151, respectively. Capps, a Democrat, said that she also appreciated Obama’s mention of California and its drought and his acknowledgement that, as she put it, the immigration system as it stands now leads to “broken families.” Capps also applauded the president’s stance on doing away with the 77-cents-to-the-dollar gap in women’s and men’s wages, or as he referred to it, “the workplace policies that belong in a Mad Men episode.” She said that he could have done a better job of acknowledging the Affordable Care Act’s “terrible rollout,” which she said was a “work in progress” but “a real mess-up” nonetheless. With the caveat that Obama couldn’t talk about everything, Capps said she wished he would have peppered his climate-change talk with some points about fracking, and that he could have mentioned the “remnants of the housing crisis,” which continues to plague California. As for the president’s pledge to use executive action, Capps said the Republicans “could easily take that as a threat,” but that she understands his frustration. “He’s getting a little impatient,” she said. “It is his second — Lyz Hoffman term.” 12

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BY K E L S E Y B R U G G E R n Tuesday, the Santa Barbara City Council approved a $250,000 contract with Rincon Consultants Inc. to conduct a fish, bird, and sediment study at the mouth of the Goleta Slough. Last March, the slough became silted shut, and airport personnel noticed a large increase of thousands of Canadian geese and ducks — which are attracted to the stagnant water — outside their office windows last spring. For more than two decades, the mouth had been manually reopened by the county’s Flood Control District by tractor, but about a year ago, the National Marine Fisheries Services expressed concern that the process had negatively impacted the endangered steelhead trout, and Flood Control discontinued the job. “We are studying it from two angles,” said airport project planner Andrew Bermond, explaining that the goal is to find a “Goldilocks zone”— a water level that’s low enough to keep the ducks away but high enough for the steelhead to breed. Somewhat surprisingly, there was no increase in bird strikes at the airport in 2013. Only one aircraft strike involved a goose (the other nine involved sparrows), but the risk is

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still a concern, Bermond said. In 2012, the issue became newsworthy when an airplane carrying Vice President Joe Biden hit a bird during its landing on the Santa Barbara Airport tarmac, but little actual damage occurred. A management strategy — involving several airport personnel and loud sirens — is in place in the event of a flock sighting. Nationally, the only animals that cause more damage are deer, Bermond added. The Army Corp of Engineers — responsible for issuing waterway permits — will consult with other federal agencies before plans can move forward. On top of steelhead and goose concerns, the stagnant waters also attract mosquitoes. A trapping survey last spring collected 26,000 mosquitoes, or 20 times the 500-1,500 bugs they routinely catch, according to Vector Control District Director Kenneth Learned. A significant number were Culex tarsalis — a transmitter of West Nile virus and encephalitis — but no vector-borne diseases in the county have been traced back to the slough.

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BY LY Z H O F F M A N he county’s Department of Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Services (ADMHS) has received an $8.3 million state grant that will pay for 23 new full-time employees — case workers, psychiatrists, and consumer and family peers — to work on crisis triage teams in Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, and Lompoc. These 23 new employees — ADMHS currently staffs 281 employees to manage 7,600 clients with mental illness and 4,500 clients with substance-abuse issues — will serve two roles, said ADMHS chief strategy officer Suzanne Grimmesey. First, the triage teams will work to connect patients with ADMHS resources to prevent mental-health crises from reaching emergency rooms or acute psychiatric hospitals, like the county’s Psychiatric Health Facility (PHF). Second, for patients coming out of treatment at the ER or the PHF unit, the employees will provide “a warm hand off,” Grimmesey said, such as making sure they go to their followup appointments and get their medications. Keeping clients out of the ER and the PHF will ultimately save money and reduce recidivism

rates, Grimmesey said, noting that of the 635 clients admitted to inpatient acute-psychiatric hospitals through ADMHS in 2012-13, 114 were readmitted within a year and 56 were readmitted a second time. Though they acknowledged the $8.3 million grant is much needed, some area mental-health advocates argue that what will really help to close the revolving door of admissions are stepdown facilities for patients moving along the treatment ladder. Suzanne Riordan, executive director of Families ACT!, said her organization is in talks with the city Housing Authority and the county to create a residential treatment facility in each county district where patients could live for six to 18 months. Grimmesey said the county has applied for a second grant. If awarded — the department will hear in March — ADMHS plans to put that money toward two South County centers: an eight-bed crisis stabilization unit (akin to a psychiatric urgent care center, where patients could stay up to 23 hours) and a six- to eightbed crisis residential treatment facility where patients could stay up to 30 days.

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SEISMIC DANGER: In case of an earthquake, police dispatchers — now buried in the basement of the seismically substandard police station — might survive, but they’d never be able to go back in.

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BY N I C K W E L S H he Santa Barbara City Council approved spending $2.3 million to move the city’s -- communication center from the dungeon-like basement of the Figueroa Street police station and relocate it to the upstairs offices adjoining the Granada parking garage. Precipitating the move was concern over the inadequate seismic integrity of the police station, built back in the 1950s. In the event of a serious quake, there’s serious doubt the communication center — which handles about 38,000 police calls a year, as well as calls to the fire department — would remain functional. “We could set up tents in MacKenzie Park and be fine,” said department spokesperson Sgt. Riley Harwood, “but the communication center is essential. Without it, the effects of a disaster would be compounded tremendously.”

Harwood added that the center currently serves as a statewide communication hub and suggested that its loss would have consequences beyond the local orbit. Because the new location is not as seismically sound as a new hospital or school, it cannot be deemed a permanent replacement. But as a practical matter, it will remain a perpetually “temporary” solution, at least until the funding is found to build a new police station. Although most councilmembers regard that as a high priority, the cost is exceptionally high, and there’s little hope of funding for the foreseeable future. Building the new center should not be tricky, but relocating the communication equipment without a break in service is much dicier, described in the staff report as “delicate and complex.” For that reason, the city hired a vendor specializing in such tasks.

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BY N I C K W E L S H eighing in against Santa Barbara’s proposed gang injunction, the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California has filed legal papers against City Hall’s efforts to get a preliminary action passed in the next two months. ACLU attorney Peter Bibring objected that the proposed injunction would restrict otherwise constitutionally protected behavior —“lawful loitering” among other things — of alleged gang members throughout 27 percent of the city. Bibring contended that no “clear and convincing evidence” has been presented to justify this restriction on civil liberties. Injunctions in other cities throughout California, he pointed out, were restricted to much smaller geographical areas. In one city, he said, it was four square blocks. For those 30 individuals named in the proposed injunction, he stated, the “safety zones” articulated by City Hall include their homes, the homes of their friends and relatives, their schools, places of employment, restaurants they patronize, and “nearly every place they conduct their daily lives.” Many of the city parks declared off-limits to those named, Bib-

ering asserted, have a limited to nonexistent record of gang-related crime and activity. In addition, he argued that the proposed injunction would allow city police to arrest any gang members with whom the named individuals associate. This, he argued, constituted a violation of due process because those prospective arrestees will not be given an opportunity to defend themselves prior to their arrest. City Attorney Sarah Knecht did not respond to the specifics of the ACLU motion but said she was opposing its admittance on the grounds that it was premature. Typically, she said, such arguments are entertained only during the appeals process of a case. The gang injunction next goes before Judge Colleen Sterne on February 10, but it remains uncertain when the merits of the case will actually be argued. Attorneys for the prosecution say they’re ready, willing, and able to make their case at a hearing scheduled for March 14. But some attorneys for the defense contend they have yet to be given all the documentary evidence needed to evaluate the claims against their clients and are pushing to schedule the hearing at a later date. The gang injunction was first proposed more than three years ago.

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o furry critter has been as politically exploited as California’s First Dog, at least since the feds plopped a campaign hat on Smokey the Bear half a century ago. Making a shameless pitch for the pet-guardian vote, Governor Jerry Brown last week gave a starring role to Sutter, his Pembroke Welsh corgi, when he unveiled during his annual state-of-the-state address a pack of ersatz playing cards featuring both the handsome visage and some purported policy pronouncements of the dog. “Bark if you don’t like deficits,” Sutter declared, according to Brown. “Save some biscuits for a rainy day,” came another of the governor’s canine claims. Sheesh. Brown quoted Joseph’s advice to Pharaoh (“Put away your surplus during the years of great plenty so you will be ready for the lean years which are sure to follow”) and that tired George Santayana maxim employed by every middle-school debater (“Those who cannot remember the past …”), but his 17-minute pedestrian speech sadly was devoid of any Zen Jesuit brain bogglers, instead foisting on us the defenseless Sutter. Avoiding injury to arm or elbow while patting himself on the back, the governor highlighted the stability of state finances, hailing a “California comeback,” which in truth rests on voters raising their own taxes by $15 billion through 2012’s Proposition . “For a decade, budget instability was the order of the day,” he said. “But three years later, here we are — with state spending and revenues solidly balanced, and more to come.” To his credit, Brown, in his first term (or third, depending on how you count), oversaw reduction of a Schwarzenegger-era $27 billion annual deficit into a projected $3.3 billion surplus, while $60 billion of long-term debt in the state budget has shrunk to $25 billion. In the unofficial start of his reelection bid, however, he offered few solutions to more intractable problems at a time when nearly one-fourth of California’s population lives in poverty. Steering clear of polarizing controversies, Brown barely acknowledged $200-plus billion in unfunded pension liabilities, fierce conflict over his high-speed rail pet project, or his staggering $25 billion plan for two 40-footwide tunnels 150 feet underground to transport

more water to the Central Valley and Southern California. No word yet about Sutter’s views on realignment. DIFI’S PINK ELEPHANTS: In one of the

weirder public pronouncements in memory, Dianne Feinstein recently told the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee that a drone tracked her to her San Francisco mansion. “Sen. Dianne Feinstein says she once found a drone peeking into the window of her home,” the Beltway website Politico reported. “Feinstein said she encountered the flying robot while a demonstration was taking place outside her house. “She said she went to the window to peek out — and ‘there was a drone right there at the window looking out at me.’ She held her hand inches from her face to indicate how close it was:‘Obviously the pilot of the drone had some surprise because the drone wheeled around and crashed, so I felt a little good about that.’” Ahem. Oddly, there’s been no official report of this fiery incident, say, perhaps from Homeland Security, the FBI, Air Force, or the San Francisco fire or police departments. Yet Difi wrapped up her testimony without an incredulous word from colleagues or press corps; it being Washington, clearly no one saw value in noting that the powerful chair of the powerful, um, Intelligence Committee wore no clothes. Metaphorically speaking. The Wire political site later reported that the lefty group CODEPINK flew a pink helicopter (“Team RC Mini Thunderbird,” Amazon list: $44.97) while recently protesting at Feinstein’s Presidio Terrace home. That made as much sense as anything, except for the failure to explain her eyewitness account of an otherwise mysterious big crash. Feinstein’s testimony focused on her belief that the U.S. should go slow in licensing commercial drones. That starkly contrasts with her unqualified support for military drone warfare in Pakistan and elsewhere, along with her rubber-stamp backing of the National Security Agency’s once-secret collection of metadata on all Americans. Politically, her stances are paying few dividends: Just over a year after winning reelection with 63 percent of the vote, a statewide poll this week shows Feinstein’s approval rating drooping to 49 percent.

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Opinions DRIP, DROP: Better to praise the light, I am told, than to curse the darkness. In that vein, I rejoice in the rain we got this Sunday. Admittedly, it wasn’t much. More like some really exuberant dew. But in the middle of a capital-D drought, we need to be thankful for anything that resembles raindrops. Hydrologically, however, the event was utterly insignificant. But no longer can we say that this is only the fourth time since 1867 that absolutely no rain has fallen in the month of January. Back then, by the way, cows resorted to eating trees, and the sound of an ax biting into wood was sufficient to trigger a stampede. We aren’t there. Not yet. The good news, of course, is that we have wisely cultivated way more diversified water supplies and now plan for droughts every six years. The bad news is that none of our projections contemplated the eventuality of three consecutive parched years and that one would be the driest in state history. Our six-year planning cycles now seem about two years behind reality. Scrambling to keep up, the City of Santa Barbara will declare a Stage I Drought Alert next week. Though that’s sooner than initially planned, it seems a belated acknowledgment of the obvious. To reacquaint myself with the byzantine intricacies of water planning, I crashed the Cachuma Operation and Maintenance Board (COMB) meeting this Monday and was rendered epileptically dyslexic by the blizzard of acronyms spewed forth. A team of engineers

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Let Sleeping Dogs Snore explained how they’ll design, build, operate, and maintain (known in the parlance as “DBOM,” by the way) an emergency pumping station on Lake Cachuma at the ballpark price of about $4 million. When the water level falls beneath the reservoir’s intake valves, those pumps will be necessary to get the water into the tunnel and off to customers. But I was most struck by what no one was talking about. Right now, Lake Cachuma holds only about a year-and-a-half’s worth of supply for the five water agencies — from Carpinteria to Santa Ynez — holding straws in the water. Traditionally, when Cachuma drops to half full, the member agencies have had an “understanding” that they’d voluntarily reduce their draws by 20 percent. We passed that mark a while ago. And when the reservoir drops lower than the 80,000 acre-feet mark, the “understanding” was that the member agencies would reduce their take by 40 percent. We have now descended below the 80,000 acre-foot mark, and apparently nobody understands each other anymore. I say that because neither the 20 percent reduction nor the 40 percent reduction has taken place. That’s cause for alarm. The odd agency out, apparently, is the Goleta Water District, which, for a host of reasons real and suspected, is not willing to cut back. Goleta customers, we are told, have already sacrificed by conserving far more than customers at other water districts and are pay-

ing through the nose. Why should they cut back — and spend more to use other, more expensive supplies — so that profligate water wasters in Montecito (where $8,000 monthly water bills are not unheard of) can keep their polo pastures a pristine emerald green? If Goleta won’t slow down, then the other districts figure they’d be damn fools to do so on their own. The amount of water that could be saved for another day is hardly insignificant. A 40 percent reduction is roughly the equivalent 10,000 acrefeet, which is more than 70 percent of what the City of Santa Barbara uses in a year. Players with the various water agencies refer to this previous understanding as a “handshake agreement.” Maybe so, but it’s also more than that. When COMB renewed its contract with the federal Bureau of Reclamation — which originally built and still owns Lake Cachuma — 10 years ago, that “understanding” was written into the environmental impact report. One thing making this drought different is that we are now hooked up to the state water system, and we pay a lot — $54 million a year — for the privilege. To the extent water agencies like Goleta think they can go it alone because of state water, they should think twice. For the first time in history, it’s possible that the state water system will deliver zero percent of the water allocations to which its member agencies are contractually entitled. The best-case scenario is that we could get 5 percent. Those numbers are

unduly alarming, we have been assured by Ray Stokes of the Central Coast Water Authority, the face of state water in Santa Barbara. Because he and the member agencies had the wisdom and foresight to store a portion of the state water we could have gotten last year — known in the parlance as carryover — in the San Luis Reservoir, we might have access to 39 percent of the water we pay for. That’s about 13,500 acre-feet. The trick, however, is getting that water from the San Luis Reservoir to Lake Cachuma. Technically, that’s a simple matter. But legally, it may prove a lot harder than it looks. It turns out that the San Luis Reservoir is extremely low right now and there are far more competing claims on its limited supplies than there are water molecules to satisfy them. According to recent news reports emanating from the Central Valley, the 8,000-pound gorilla may be the federal Bureau of Reclamation, which seems to think it has first dibs on the carryover water it thought it had stored in the reservoir for just this eventuality. Stokes has assured me this is definitely not the case and that our carryover supplies in San Luis are contractually bulletproof. Ray knows a lot more than I do, but until push comes to shove and a judge says he’s right, I’m holding my breath. In the meantime, maybe our water agencies should try harder to cooperate. If they don’t, we could all wind up chomping on trees. — Nick Welsh

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n last week’s Angry Poodle Barbecue [“Mad Dogs on the Loose,” independent.com/poodle], Nick Welsh made an excellent case for establishing additional psychiatric beds here, in addition to step-down intensive residential treatment beds, as opposed to adding jail cells for mentally ill persons. A second important way to reduce jail overcrowding is to ensure treatment in the community for seriously mentally ill persons, so that they don’t wind up in jail. Assisted Outpatient Treatment, a program embodied in California in Laura’s Law, is a legal procedure whereby a judge can compel a person at risk and deteriorating with a serious mental illness (someone who has been jailed or hospitalized at least twice in the previous 36 months) to be treated as a condition of community living. This law was implemented in Nevada County, and incarcerations went down by 65 percent, and homelessness by 62 percent, as a result. When noticed of an upcoming court hearing, more than 80 percent elect to voluntarily engage in treatment. Boards of supervisors must approve Laura’s Law, and Santa Barbara County’s has not yet done so. Given a recent legislative clarification that Mental Health Services Act funds may be used for the implementation of Laura’s Law, now is the time. Our most seriously mentally ill residents deserve better than languishing in jail cells. — Lynne Gibbs, S.B.

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y daughter Maleka Brinley-Higgins Pineda and five other people of color were gunned down January 30, 2006, at the Goleta Postal Plant during a racist attack by a disgruntled former postal employee. The shooter was mentally ill, but there are many more issues that need to be addressed before history dismisses this massacre as the act of a “crazy person.” Where was the security at the postal plant that could have kept the workers safer inside and outside the plant? What was the plan if someone attacked the plant? What were the conditions at the processing plant for the workers on the night shift that may have contributed to the killer’s motivation for revenge? This Thursday also marks the beginning of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, where Forest Whita-

ker will be honored. I urge you to watch his American Gun from 2005. Whitaker has earned my gratitude and respect for his efforts to portray the effects of guns in America on its citizenry. Please don’t let Maleka and her dead coworkers become “disposable heroes” —working-class people of color who worked hard under grueling conditions to make sure your mail was delivered. They may be gone, but they will never be forgotten by those of us who loved them. — Sherie Brinley-Higgins, S.B.

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uch misinformation is going around about the proposed Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office in Santa Maria. Here are the facts: This Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) office will be for detainees in San Luis Obispo County and Santa Barbara County north of the  tunnel. South County detainees are processed in L.A., not Santa Maria. It will only handle foreign deportees and will be fenced with three-strand barbed wire for security. All jails and prisons in the area send ICE a daily list of foreign-born detainees who have completed their sentences. They are interviewed by ICE agents, who determine deportation based on criminal record and level of crime: A felony means deportation; several misdemeanors can also lead to deportation. Deportees can be held at the ERO office for up to 12 hours. They can make a phone call and eat, but there are no beds or showers. They are taken to L.A. for deportation. Detainees who are not to be deported are released. Federal prisons usually send them back to their former home area. They do not come to Santa Maria at all. Undocumented people who do not commit felonies or repeated misdemeanors should not worry about the pres— Joan Leon, Santa Maria ence of ICE.

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Josephine Pagliai Hofmann -

Josephine Pagliai Hofmann died on Jan ,  at age  at Friendship Manor, Goleta with her son and her caregiver at her side. Her last words were, “I’m going home” and surely she meant the coal mining camp of her childhood from which, in her heart of hearts, she never really left. Her life was rooted in the American immigrant experience. Born in a remote mountain village in Northern Italy in , she came through Ellis Island in  with her mother to join her father in a coal mining camp in Madrid, Iowa populated by Italians, Croatians, Poles, Swedes and other immigrant groups. These miners and their families spoke a cacophony of languages but somehow were able to communicate with one another. As a child Josie became an amateur ethnographer and to the end of her days invariably asked people she met, “What is your nationality?” Frequently the target of ‘Dago’ or a ‘Wop’ as a child, she developed a deep empathy for ethnic minorities. One of her son’s earliest memories is of his mother bringing home for a visit a Hispanic boy from a nearby public housing project who must have reminded her of the children in the mining camp. She grew up in an area of town dubbed Boxtown by locals, rudimentary housing lacking indoor plumbing provided by the mining company for its workers. Her Americanization was rapid. Known as Pepina to her parents, she returned from school one day to proclaim, “The teacher says my name is Josephine now.” She embraced assimilation enthusiastically, quickly learning unaccented English, but also benefited from her tough immigrant DNA. A chest X-ray as an adult revealed that, unbeknownst to her, she had contracted and overcome tuberculosis as an infant without treatment. She joined the WAC’s in , serving as a librarian in army hospitals. Her lifelong passion was writing and many of her poems and stories appeared in army publications. While in the army she met her future husband, Frederick and in  the couple moved to Santa Barbara to raise their son, Fred. After divorcing in , Josie worked as a secretary in the

County Assessor’s Office and then at UCSB. With her son graduating from college in , she determined that her child rearing was a Mission Accomplished, quit her job at age  and embarked on a five year odyssey, traveling alone through Europe and the Middle East living on the proverbial no frills $ a day or less. She stayed for extended periods in Rome, Paris, Geneva, Amsterdam, Dublin, London, West Berlin, Beirut and Damascus, sleeping for several days on a park bench in the Syrian capital in a dispute over rent with a landlord, a testament to her legendary feisty nature. Returning to Santa Barbara in , she was bitten again by the travel bug and hopped a bus that eventually took her to Las Vegas, where she lived for the next  years, accumulating a tidy sum employing the resourcefulness she had honed in her hardscrabble youth. She played bingo and keno only with free cards, scalped complementary coupons and gleaned the Las Vegas Strip for bounty carelessly dropped by inebriated gamblers. Her health beginning to fail, she moved back to the Santa Barbara area to be close to her son in , residing the last twelve years of her life at Friendship Manor where she became a beloved figure at bingo and at the dinner table, entertaining residents with her stories of her childhood in Boxtown, her mother stealing chickens that wandered into her yard during the Depression, the kind corner grocery who extended credit to Boxtown families, the frustrated union organizer unable to explain the concept of a labor grievance to the miners: “I have a grievance,” one said. “Two years ago some guy, he stole my pick!” Josie is survived by her son Fred, a teacher with Santa Barbara City College. Special thanks to Visiting Nurses for Hospice services, the residents and staff at Friendship Manor who gave her so much TLC and to her wonderful caregiver, Benny Maturan and her assistants, Bea Roederer, Joy Bowman, Janice Nadeau, Kim Kumye, Martha Pena, Eve Richards, and Susan Lipsky who comprised “Team Josie”. Donations in her name can be made to Friendship Manor,  El Colegio Rd., Goleta, CA . A memorial bingo bash with refreshments will be held in her honor there.

Fred Gowland

Those of us who knew him have those colorful bits of his imagination to remember him. Fred Gowland will be greatly missed by many. At his request, no services will be held. Memorial contributions in Fred’s name may be made to a favorite charity.

Julia “Judy” Richardson // – //

Santa Barbara artist Fred Gowland, , passed away on Thursday, January  after a brief illness. Fred not only painted unique and colorful canvases, he lived an artist’s life in his conversation, travels, or at his delightful home in Summerland. When you walked in the door you were not in a house, but part of a living, exuberant canvas. Fred’s home was filled with indigenous art from his world travels, vibrant paintings, fabrics, birds hanging from ceilings, giant Balinese bunnies on the terrace, coral and shells and gifts from the sea. Some he painted, some were left intact the way nature intended them to be. Fred loved nature and it was evident in all parts of his world and art. Even his car was filled with sand, old shells and bits of driftwood. Fred traveled the world, both alone and with his longtime companion, the late artist Jack Baker. Fred would absorb the world, save it to his visual memory card and then return home and paint his version of it - thus sharing the world with others through his canvases. Bali, India, New Guinea all appeared in brilliant tableaus that he created whimsically each day in his studio. He had a way of making the most mundane seem magical and the magical seem totally normal. It was a great gift and one he was willing to share with others. He mentored and encouraged young artists. This was part of his giving, engaging nature. His last show was in Hong Kong and Singapore where they could not get enough of his imaginative, yet quasi- realistic images and vivid colors. Fred was born and raised in Redlands, Calif. and moved to Santa Barbara in the mid-s. He called Carpinteria and Summerland his home until his passing. Fred loved the walking on the beach, bringing home shells and rocks and debris the sea tosses up and deposits on the shore. He would take them home, paint them and turn them into mementos that he would then give to his friends.

Julia Richardson, wife of Tom Richardson and proud mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother passed peacefully in her sleep surrounded by family and loved ones at her beloved mountain home. Julia was the quintessential “Mom” to not only her immediate family, but to the neighborhood and all who had the pleasure of knowing her. Julia was born on October ,  in Manhatten Beach CA, the eldest of three children of Ralph Merritt Hutcheson and Virginia Casad. While attending UCLA she met the love of her life, Tom Richardson, as she was working a summer job at Lake Arrowhead. After a brief romance they were wed, moved to Goleta in , and had a  year marriage which produced  children. After raising her children she returned to the workplace in a series of jobs in which her intelligence, aptitude, and loving nature always made her the “star” employee. Her favorite job was as a baker at UCSB where she had a  year career. Julia was an ordained minister of the Church of Religious Science. She had a profound spiritual side to her and was an enormous inspiration and comfort to all who knew her. She was both the rock and the glue of her family. Julia leaves behind a large and loving family including her husband Tom, her sister Sally,  children: Todd, Jill, Jan, Jodi, Tyler,  grandchildren, and  great-grandchildren. She is very much missed. Join us for a walk down memory lane to celebrate her life at Stow Park on February  from : to :. In lieu of flowers, for those of you who would like to make a contribution, her family suggests a donation to “Defenders of Wildlife”, as she loved animals very much.

Mela Herrera Perez

// – // Our Viejita, born February ,  in Santa Barbara, California at Saint Francis Hospital. The Good Lord took her to her new home Saturday, January , . She leaves behind her husband of  years, Salvador, her  daughters, Raquel PerezWellman, Yolanda Perez (Ray Ybarra), grandchildren, Daniella Munnemann Pearce (Teddy), Mateo Wellman (Kathleen), Stephen Wellman, Sal Perez Williams, Milo Perez Williams, great-grandchildren, Liam and Lilly Wellman. She also leaves behind her nieces and nephews who showed her love and caring throughout her life. Her husband and daughters are especially grateful to her nieces, Silvia Corral and Quica Zaragoza, her friend Hortencia Dorado and the staff at Mission Terrace. Her last days were in peace and comfort because of these people. Rosary will be held Friday, January , : P.M. at WelchRyce-Haider Funeral Chapel,  Ward Drive, Santa Barbara. Mass Saturday, February , : A.M. Our Lady of Guadalupe,  North Nopal Street. Burial, Calvary Cemetery,  North Hope Avenue, Santa Barbara. Arrangements by Welch-RyceHaider Funeral Chapels.

Joseph John Godley

// – // Joe was born in California and lived in the San Gabriel Valley until , when he moved to Summerland. He worked at Jet Propulsion Laboratory from -. He leave his wife, Barbara, children: Cheryl and Theresa, grandchild: Moira and two great grand children: Reanen and Orioin. His memorial service will be held Saturday, February  at noon at Unity Church of Santa Barbara. Parking on Valerio. the charity of your choice.

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COLD DISCOMFORT: Who says we get

smarter with time? The first Super Bowl was played in 1967 in the sunny confines of Los Angeles Coliseum. Vince Lombardi’s Green Bay Packers trained at UCSB. If you’re going to play a football game in January, there’s no better place than Southern California, instead of places where you’re liable to have to shovel off snow and chip away the ice. But this year, the ruling NFL idiots scheduled Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, smack in the middle of the East Coast storm season. To make matters worse, it’s an open stadium. But don’t worry, they assure us. If a severe blizzard looms for Super Bowl Sunday, February 2, endangering public safety, they’re flexible. We’ll just shift the game to Friday or Saturday or Monday, they promise. What? As President Lyndon Johnson used to say of people he didn’t like, they obviously played too many games without helmets. Why New Jersey, I have no idea. Nothing good happens there. Look who’s governor: Chris Christie, now under investigation for BridgeGate. After all, the L.A. Coliseum was available, and no snow is forecast. I’m sure UCSB President Henry Yang would have been happy to move soccer matches around to allow the Seattle Seahawks and/or Denver Broncos practice space. This will be the first cold-weather Super Bowl

in an open stadium and is sponsored by two states, New York’s Times Square being about 8 miles from the stadium. Good luck to 80,000 people getting there.

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taken so lightly by the sporting crowd that it was the only one not to sell out, even at prices ranging from $6-$12. When the NFL and upstart SUPER SNOW BOWL: MetLife Stadium was sportin’ the white American Football League stuff during arctic blasts this week, and winter will only agreed to merge, they decided deepen as Super Bowl Sunday approaches. to meet in an annual championship game, starting in 1967. But what to call it? water imports — got their way on the heels of As I wrote in my book, The Pro Football Hall of the 1980s drought: an election. State water, we were told, was the solution to Fame, one owner suggested Golden Game. But the AFL’s Lamar Hunt, its millionaire our water problems. Panicked voters okayed a leader, noticed his 7-year-old daughter Sharron’s $50 million annual price tag to hook up to the toy, a red “super ball.” One day, he recalled, “I state-water system, a bill that must be paid even just happened to call the game the ‘Super Bowl.’ if nary a drop is delivered. Only Lompoc was smart enough to pass on this boondoggle. Somehow or other the name just stuck.” Attorneys and promoters got busy alarmWATER BUFFALOS: There’s an old saying, ing the public, urging folks to buy the snake oil. going back to early water wars of the West: They outshouted sensible voices who warned “Whiskey’s for drinking; water’s for fighting that the system could never deliver all the water over.” Little has changed. they ordered, and in fact during a state-wide Back in 1991, the so-called “water buffalos” drought, Santa Barbara County would be lucky — hucksters and developers promoting state- to get any at all, just when it desperately needed

it. Today, all that has come true, at high cost. Solvang, for instance, which relies almost entirely on state water to deliver 1,500 acre feet a year to customers, figures to get only 75 acrefeet, as Santa Barbara Independent reporter Nick Welsh wrote last week in an excellent special report. Worse, officials now warn that county water agencies may not get a single drop this year. We haven’t really felt the impacts, because nervous politicians have been so slow to call for conservation measures, as they pray for another March Miracle, a gully washer that refills the reservoirs. Although ballyhooed as a “supplemental” supply, insurance in case of a future shortage, state water was soon harnessed for more pizza parlors, condos, tract houses, and malls. Demand built up. So we’re paying $50 million this year for miles of empty or near-empty pipes. But we were warned and didn’t listen. Meanwhile, the politicians and snake-oil salesmen of 1991 are gone or very, very quiet. If this wasn’t a hoax, what was it?

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let is bringing a fresh production of Giselle to the Granada Theatre ( State St.) on Wednesday, February 5, at 8 p.m. Only audiences in L.A., Santa Barbara, Minneapolis, and New York will — Barney Brantingham have the treat.

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here is the self-evident truth that SBIFF is — more than just a varied feast of international cinematic goods, discussion thereof, and stargazing occasions — Santa Barbara’s oldest and deepest cultural festival, period. Over the 29 years of its existence, SBIFF — especially in the galvanizing and reputation-raising era of director Roger Durling’s steerage — has woven its way into the very fabric of Santa Barbara’s cultural identity, managing to appeal to casual fest-dippers, celebrity throngers, and the more serious fest-goer breed, who begin to resemble zombies by day five. But they can. Not. Stop. For those of us who lean toward the obsessive, situation-seizing variety, SBIFF is a calendar-marking and blocking-out affair, which qualifies it as a ripe excuse for the escapist paradigm many in a beautiful locale like Santa Barbara dream about: a 10-day staycation. Or call it a screen-cation. Of course, the idea of sinking and slinking into a darkened theater for many hours a day versus more outdoorsy activities may be anathema. But to the hardy (foolhardy?), SBIFF is a brilliant way to escape the workaday life while dipping into realities and aesthetic voices from all over the world — and the international component of the programming, historically and going back to festival one, tends to be this festival’s strong suit. I have, happily and compulsively, covered every edition of SBIFF since year one for The Santa Barbara Independent, a weekly newspaper which, at the time founding director Phyllis de Picciotto called “action” on SBIFF, was a toddler of a publication itself. I have taken my rightful spot among the not-inconsiderable subculture of SBIFF-goers aiming for the 50-film mark over the course of the big show. It’s doable, with some negation of one’s normal routine, and that certain ravenous appetite for film, seen in the old, preNetflix-school mode of flickering images on a screen in a theater, with a posse of friends and strangers watching in sync. What a concept. It is simplistic to divide the festival’s audience into Hollywood-ites and internationalists. Anyone with a passion for film would eagerly greet face time (well, with a thousands-fold pack) to see and hear wolves of Oscar street, Leo DiCaprio and Marty Scorsese (both SBIFF tribute returnees), David O. (American Hustle) Russell, screen goddess Cate Blanchett, Robert Redford, and even our Montecitan neighbor Oprah Winfrey, along with well-stocked panel discussions with

FILMS TO FIND

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WHAT: Short film featuring a young

boy who finds inspiration and sadness while staring out of his high-rise window. WHY: Child acting star Ralph Macchio directs this sweet tale and will be on hand throughout the fest.

Adria Blues WHAT: Eclectic characters assembled at musical hotel reveal the lingering pains of Bosnian war with hope from humor and rock ’n’ roll. WHY: Poignantly funny insights into how lives change and stop due to long-ago wars, with smart writing, solid acting, and a one-of-a-kind setting.

Bella Vita Follow Josef Woodard’s reporting throughout SBIFF 2014 at independent.com/sbiff. film pros/artistes, sandwiched in between obscure, subtitled field reports from the outside world of world cinema. It can also be exciting to check out items on the healthy “world premiere” list: Even if the films are rough around the edges and less than ideal, the palpable buzz of a premiere, with filmmakers and friends in tow, can be a pleasure in itself. One trick for seeing the “good stuff,” if one’s schedule allows, is to get to the still fairly new 8 a.m. screenings, what Durling calls the “breakfast club,” and which often features some of the finer items on the program. Long lines and missed opportunities for popular films are recurring points of frustration for those without a Platinum or other special pass, but there is comfort in knowing that more popular films will be slotted into the TBA holes in the schedule. When it comes to SBIFF, TBA is a beautiful thing. Opening and closing nights at the festival aren’t necessarily an indicator of the general quality level of a given festival. This we all know. But this year, at least, the closing-night festivities have a special screenmeets-flesh allure, with the screening of Richard Linklater’s Before Midnight, following the previous two installments of the trilogy at the Lobero that afternoon, and a discussion with Linklater and stars/ allies Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke, live onstage. Try to channel that real-timing business on Netflix. Let the screen-cation begin. —JW

WHAT: Beautiful people (pro surfers)

go to a truly beautiful place (Italy) in a film that celebrates the pure joys of life as much as it does top-notch wave riding. WHY: Director Jason Baffa makes some of the best and most sneakythoughtful surf films in the game, and the young Coffin brothers of Montecito join in for the festivities.

stuck with real sugar when everyone else went with corn syrup. WHY: See how enraged the entire state of Texas becomes in this Davidversus-Goliath saga of corporate stupidity and small-town pride.

Chu and Blossom WHAT: Korean student must find his way alongside odd friends in smalltown America. WHY: With equal parts cuteness and intelligence, this is an often hilarious and beautiful analysis of Asian work ethic versus the artistic freedoms and independence promised by America. Expertly acted.

Cold Eyes WHAT: Elite Korean police force

chases robbers with technology.

WHY: Inventive, video-game–like

cinematography makes us ponder camera-equipped cities.

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WHAT: Friends pretend to be lesbians

to attend free couples retreat.

WHY: Lovable rom-com formula with

twist boosted by great cast chemistry.

Bottled Up

Bottled Up: The Battle Over Dublin Dr Pepper WHAT: Big Soda takes on a small

Texas town’s bottling plant, which had popularized Dr Pepper for 120 years, become a tourist hub, and

Driven WHAT: Marathon swimmers take the

plunge sans wetsuit and swim from the Channel Islands to the shores of Ventura County. WHY: The athletes are a little nuts, the accomplishments mind-blowing, and the cinematography truly captivating and celebratory of the worldclass water world just off our shore. (See p. 41 for more.)

For a Woman WHAT: Family searches through past, focusing on father’s involvement in Communism in post–World War II France. WHY: A full course of CONTINUED >>>

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film, with international intrigue, revenge, romance, and more, masterfully shot in period-perfect style.

and pulls back Champagne’s elite curtain to reveal fun-loving people and accessible places.

The Gambler

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WHAT: Paramedics hooked on gambling

eventually start placing wagers on which of their patients will die first. WHY: If betting on death wasn’t enough to lure you in, this employs conflicted characters to tear at your emotions and keeps you on your toes with eclectic narrative techniques.

Ilo Ilo WHAT: Debut feature from Singaporean

director Anthony Chen traces intertwined fates of middle-class family and their young Filipino maid. WHY: Terrific ensemble performances and a savvy, unsentimental original script make this intelligent domestic drama compulsively watchable.

The Missing Picture WHAT: Searing documentary uses small

clay figurines to tell the story of the Khmer Rouge’s Cambodian genocide. WHY: Rithy Panh explores his personal experience of loss through extravagant, willfully idiosyncratic means, with fascinating and shattering results.

Night Has Settled WHAT: The sex-, booze-, and drug-filled

lives of kids raised in early 1980s New York City. WHY: Touching, if at times disturbing, portrayal of a lost generation raised by nannies and hooked on activities that shouldn’t be explored until later in life.

Transit WHAT: A heartbreaking multicultural

extravaganza, the sad plight of Filipino families working illegally in Israel. WHY: Artfully disjointed cinematic storytelling that matches the nationalist, cultural and class problems the film sadly chronicles.

Warren WHAT: Fun ride through the life of a twentysomething as he tries to win back a longago love, deal with his parents’ divorce, and expand his résumé beyond barista. WHY: Alex Beh wrote, directed, and acts as the protagonist, making him a multifaceted rising Hollywood star worth betting on.

A Year in Champagne WHAT: Learn what life is like for smaller

châteaux in France’s iconic sparklingwine region, where corporate producers dominate. WHY: Like 2013’s A Year in Burgundy, this will be the talk of the fest for wine lovers

S.B. FILMMAKERS BridgeWalkers FILMMAKER: Kara Rhodes, 16-year resident of Santa Barbara, mom to three teens. WHAT TO EXPECT: Globally concerned documentary gets inside worldwide movement of indigenous people working to pull the planet off its current crash course with environmental disaster. QUOTABLE: “We all have deep purpose in our lives if we choose, and, when we allow that heartfelt connection to land and spirit and each other, we are an unstoppable force for change!”

Falcon Song: An American Folktale FILMMAKER: Jason Brown, Santa Barbara– based owner of Corgan Pictures. WHAT TO EXPECT: Tongue-in-cheek celebration of 1980s cinema makes you feel like you have traveled through time, going retro with everything from production techniques to the storyline about a guitartoting loner and a smoking-hot rancher’s daughter with magical powers. QUOTABLE: “I’m inspired to take audiences to an all-new story world that attempts to harness the hard-to-define visceral qualities of a bygone era.”

Lutah Maria Riggs FILMMAKER: Kum-Kum Bhavnani, UCSB

professor.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

Eye-opening, expertly handled documentary reveals the life and work of architect Lutah Maria Riggs, who doesn’t get nearly enough credit for how much she Lutah Maria Riggs contributed to the built landscape of Santa Barbara. QUOTABLE: “Her quiet personality, combined with her refusal to worry about many of the more superficial aspects of life, meant that she is indeed an icon for all architects.”

Menthol FILMMAKER: Micah Van Hove, raised in

Ojai.

WHAT TO EXPECT: A slow-moving train wreck of a plotline based on the excesses of partying that offers a sometimes shocking narrative analysis of cause and effect. QUOTABLE: “I don’t think the film is an indictment on “partying” as CONTINUED>>>

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or some reason, we haven’t been able to get it through our heads that the ocean keeps us alive — it is a life support system for every person on this planet,” explains Sylvia Earle, a National Geographic Explorer with seven-plus decades of oceanic adventure under her belt and nearly just as many as a no-nonsense advocate for the health of the world’s waters. “But there is hope,” she adds defiantly. “It is not too late, but we have to act now.” That’s the overarching message of Mission Blue, a documentary by directors Robert Nixon and Fisher Stevens that recounts Earle’s remarkable life while hammering viewers over the head with the dangerously dilapidated state of the seas. Hoping to rekindle the ocean-conscious magic that Jacques Cousteau cultivated years ago, Mission Blue educates and inspires by letting you tag along with a truly legendary water woman.“We are trying to lure people into the sea, if you will, by letting them look over my shoulder,” explained Earle this week. And what a look it is. The film is both visually and intellectually captivating as you gain insight into Earle’s life story as well as the various evils threatening our oceans and,

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in turn, our very existence. Even better, the movie offers a way forward while delivering plenty of reasons for positivity in the face of truly terrifying challenges. As an added bonus for us Santa Barbara viewers, the late, great Mike DeGruy, who was working on Mission Blue at the time of his death, makes a colorful cameo. “We are right in the middle of this ferment, understanding that the natural world keeps us alive,” said Earle.“It is time we repay the favor.” — ES Opening Night: Thursday, January 30, at the Arlington Theatre.

JUNE SQUIBB

efore last August, Oscar-nominated actress June Squibb had never been to Cannes. “It was so exciting,” she told us last week.“It is so beautiful. We were in that famous hotel; I can’t even think of the name of it now. But anyway, I had a room right in the front, facing the Mediterranean. It was spectacular.” What brought Squibb to the French Riviera — and will bring her to the American Riviera early next week — was Alexander Payne’s latest film, Nebraska, which owes its darkhorse potential as a Best Picture–winner to, at least in part, an iconic performance from Squibb. “After the film, we got a 10-minute standing ovation,” Squibb recalled fondly, “so that was exciting.” In Nebraska, Squibb transforms herself into the ruthlessly loving, strong-minded Kate Grant, mother of David (Will Forte) and long-suffering wife to the film’s main character, Woody Grant (Bruce Dern).The role is full of language that some might call colorful, particularly when delivered by an 83-year-old woman. But Squibb was never intimidated by the role, explaining,“I just thought, ‘Oh boy, to do these things and to

say these things — this is just delicious.’” Squibb, a native of Vandalia, Illinois (pop. 7,012), first began working as an actress in St. Louis before making her way to New York City in the late 1950s. A role in a 1958 off-Broadway production of The Boyfriend was Squibb’s big break, followed by a debut on Broadway two years later and an acting career that’s lasted half a century. And, in Nebraska, Squibb seems to have found a role that she’s been preparing all her life for. “I felt comfortable from when I first read the script, because I felt like I knew this woman. I really did,” she said. “And I think that relates back to Illinois, and my mother, and my aunts, and other women that I knew. I just felt comfortable with it.” Despite all the talk about the film’s setting and aesthetic, though, Squibb has learned powerfully that it’s Nebraska’s characters who make it truly resonant. “So many people have said that it reminds them of their family, or that it brings so many things back,” she said. — JB COURTESY

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much as a look at cause and effect. People are always surprised when they are faced with the consequences of their own actions.”

Orenthal: The Musical

Orenthal: The Musical FILMMAKER: Jeff Rosenberg, Santa Barbara

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resident whose wife works at S.B. Zoo. WHAT TO EXPECT: An often laugh-out-loudfunny mockumentary about an eccentric young theater artist trying to produce an O.J. Simpson–inspired version of Othello. QUOTABLE: “While our character in the movie does make a feeble and half-hearted attempt to invite O.J. to the play’s premiere, we decided early on to keep our distance from the real people.”

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Selma Rubin and Community of Life FILMMAKER: Beezhan Tulu, owner of LivingWebFilms.com. WHAT TO EXPECT: Selma Rubin reminiscing on her life as a social and civic activist in Santa Barbara, where she cofounded both the Environmental Defense Center and the Community Environmental Council, and saved El Capitan Canyon from development. QUOTABLE: “My films are about our present challenges in the environment, but they are not fear-based or blame-based. My films are all solution-based.”

Tough Bond FILMMAKER: Anneliese Vandenberg, who studied at UCSB. WHAT TO EXPECT: The heartrending story of Kenya’s vanishing tribal villages, specifically the Turkana, whose children, facing starvation, are forced to the cities, where most resort to sniffing glue. QUOTABLE: “We found ourselves obsessed and in love with these resilient beings full of humor and strength despite their difficult situation.” ■

) Go to early or late screenings: Both

the early-morning “breakfast club” screenings in the 8 a.m. timeframe and the very-late-night films in the 10 p.m.-and-beyond realm tend to have many open seats and shorter lines.

) Choose bigger venues: Though lines do form outside of the Lobero and Arlington, they can hold way more people than the small theaters inside Metro . That means they are a better bet for getting inside. ) Watch the TBAs: SBIFF is chock-full

of “to be announced” screenings, often at the bigger venues, based on which films rise in popularity. Watch them like a hawk, and find your seat easier.

) Wait for Third Weekend: Unlike any film fest anywhere, SBIFF spends thousands on hosting a Third Weekend for Santa Barbara residents, featuring completely free screenings of what was popular during the fest proper. This year, it’s Feburary 14-16: Pick up the February 13 edition of The Santa Barbara Independent for a full schedule. ■

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hat a corker of a role,” said Cate Blanchett of her titular character in Woody Allen’s latest film, Blue Jasmine. Playing a New York socialite whose life goes into free fall after she separates from her rich businessman husband, Blanchett gives an unprecedented performance that’s already garnered a Golden Globe win and her sixth Oscar nomination. From her home in Australia, Blanchett talked about bringing Jasmine to life and working with Woody Allen. Did you have to audition for the role or did Woody Allen know he wanted you? We spoke on the phone …

being based around a relationship or around your physical appearance. I don’t mean that for all women, but I think there’s a fear of fading, and I think that’s half of [Jasmine’s] panic. Therefore, her delusion becomes a life raft for her. How did you get into the character?

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and he said he wanted to send me a script, and he did, and it was extraordinary. I mean, all his characters are unique creations and so much fun to play, I’d imagine, but [this] story was such a cracker. It felt so connected to now and yet had all the hallmarks of [Allen’s] pathos and absurdity.

Jasmine was so intense, some people told me they left the film feeling anxious. I had a friend who

actually texted me while she was watching it saying, “Please tell me it doesn’t end the way it’s going to end. I’m really worried.” I don’t know whether men experience it the same, but I think there’s a real fear in women of becoming invisible, of losing your sense of identity — particularly if your identity is

Maybe it’s working in theater and being married to a writer, but I always start with the text. [My interpretation] always comes from something that character says or an action the writer has them doing.

There was such chemistry between you and your cast mates. Had you acted with any of them before?

No, I hadn’t. I mean I was familiar with everyone’s work and was really thrilled when I heard who the cast was going to be. It was wonderful that everyone had done theater so they had a sense of ensemble and a sense of bouncing off [one another]. Everyone has to know what their function is in a scene, particularly when you’ve got no time and no discussion. Maybe it’s that sense of adrenaline, that fear that gives Woody’s films their unique quality. — MD Outstanding Performer of the Year Award: Saturday, February 1, 8 p.m. at the Arlington Theatre.

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ore than 35 restaurants are offering cinematically inspired fixed-price specials during the next 10 days of SBIFF, with more than 15 hotels offering overnight packages, as well. This is the annual menu offered up by Film Feast, a creative take on a restaurant week organized by the Santa Barbara Downtown Organization and Visit Santa Barbara. Here are just a few of the inventive ideas you can expect at establishments up and down State Street starting today. WHERE: Bistro  ( E. Cabrillo Blvd., 730-1111, santabarbara.hyatt

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WHERE: Nardonne’s La Famiglia Pizzeria ( W. Ortega St., 845-4900, nardonnespizzeriasb.com) INSPIRATION: Backdraft WHAT: “Billy Baldwin’s Backdraft Fire Menu” includes one bottle of Babcock pinot noir, an appetizer/salad, one pizza, two desserts, and two coffees; $70, 4 p.m.-close daily. WHERE: Opal Restaurant and Bar ( State St., 966-9676, opalrestaurantandbar.com) INSPIRATION: SBIFF Honorees WHAT: Mushroom risotto tiger prawn crab cake (“A Touch of The Color Purple,” honoring Oprah Winfrey), followed by choice of braised BBQ beef short ribs (“The Butler’s Braise,” for Forest Whitaker) or grilled salmon on potato crêpe (“King Salmon Fit for a Queen Elizabeth,” for Cate Blanchett), with dessert; $40, 5-10 p.m. daily.

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mom and elevated quality over quantity, scaling back production from a high of 18,000 cases per year to the current 8,000. Rice is now making Sunstone’s mark in a different way over these next 10 days, as the official wine of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Sunstone’s Lumière Brothers series features both a blanc (viognier from Verna’s Vineyard plus some malvasia bianca from Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards) and a rouge (about 80 percent merlot and 20 percent cabernet franc, from the Sunstone estate). Rice bottled up 90 cases of each earlier this month, and you’ll be able to find it being poured at special events throughout the festival. See SunstoneWinery.com. — MK

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/: Trevor Borden  You have a chance to see this singer/songwriter a few months before his EP is released. After nearly a decade of involvement in miscellaneous musical groups, Borden (pictured) is now solo singing and playing his guitar and taking his songs to a unique level. pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club,  State St. $. Call -.

THURSDAY 1/30 /-/: La Canterina (The Songstress)  Do you want to see a show about a singer? No, it’s not The Voice or American Idol; it’s an opera — no, not what you’re thinking. It’s a comic opera about a selfish young singer with two suitors, and she ends up with both of them. Oh, and did I mention that it’s only one hour long? pm. Center Stage Theater,  Paseo Nuevo. $-$. Call -. /: How to Protect Your Home from Foreclosure  I bet you didn’t know California had a new Homeowner Bill of Rights. Attorney Casey Nelson will discuss rights, loan modification, and how to avoid foreclosure-avoidance scams in this information session. Spanish translation is available. -:pm. Solvang Library,  Mission Dr., Solvang. Free. Ages +. Call -.

/-/: Home  This juried show coproduced by Santa Barbara High School’s VADA program (Visual Arts & Design Academy) challenges the students to define the meaning, feeling, memory, or sense of “home.” Sure, you’ll support area students, but really, you will witness great artistic talent. Thu.-Sat.: am-pm; Sun.: noonpm. wall space gallery,  E. Yanonali St., C-. Call -.

understand how essential the work of care is? Eileen Boris, Hull professor of feminist studies at UCSB, asks us to listen to the home health, elder, childcare, and domestic workers and realize that better work leads to better care. Please bring your experiences as a caregiver or receiver and what we can do better in our own community. pm. McCune Conference Rm.,  HSSB, UCSB. Free. Call -.

/: Introduction to Home Performance and Solar Power  “Here comes the sun / Here comes the sun / And I say it’s all right,” and so should you at this workshop that will cover Allen Associates’ approach as to why it is more cost-effective to combine solar power with energy-efficient measures rather than just installing a solar system on your house. :-pm. Multipurpose Rm., Goleta Library,  N. Fairview Ave., Goleta. Free. Visit buildtoperform .com or call -.

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/: College Men’s Basketball: UC Irvine at UCSB  UC Irvine’s freshman Mamadou Ndiaye, the nation’s tallest player at , is one basket away from tying the NCAA record for consecutive field goals. He is -for- in his last six games. The Senegal native also is known for swatting away shots, helping the Anteaters hold their opponents to  percent shooting. They bring another tall freshman,  Ioannis Dimakopoulos, off the bench. They have five players averaging  to  points a game. UCI leads the Big West with a - record, - overall. UCSB (-, -) struggled in games when its only consistent shooter was  junior Alan Williams, whose .-point scoring average is sixth in the nation. The Gauchos came up two points short at Cal State Fullerton last Saturday after falling behind by  at halftime. pm. The Thunderdome, UCSB. $-$. Call -UCSB (). COURTESY

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Sanctuary with Magi Myggen Join us for a creative conversation about the places we inhabit in the physical universe and how these places can dramatically affect the quality and experience of our lives. From practical interior design tips and techniques to more esoteric aspects of the design process, your creativity and passion are sure to be ignited for clearing, cleansing, and creating a home or work environment that will empower you to be living the life of your dreams. :-:pm. Paradise Found Bookstore,  E. Anapamu St. Free. Call -.



/: Water Harvesting Series  How timely it would be to participate in this three-part series to learn the fundamentals of water harvesting like storm-water-runoff migration, rain gardens, rain tanks, and gray water. Registration closes on January . There will be two Saturday sessions, / and /, am-pm, when actual projects will be executed. -pm. Schott Campus, Tannahill Auditorium, Rm. ,  W. Padre St. $. Call () -.

/: Bells Atlas  Be a part of the new hip-hamba scene (it’s not really a new scene; I just made it up). This group blends hip-hop and samba among other sounds like Afro-indie soul, R&B, and a little indie pop along with Sandra Lawson-Ndu’s relaxed and evocative vocals which will surely put you in a state of easy enjoyment. pm. MultiCultural Ctr., UCSB. $-$. Visit mcc.sa.ucsb.edu or call -.

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Diener Exhibit and Reception  Okay, you’re going to have to pay attention and respect when you see Ann Diener’s most recent drawings, which she created by overlaying images of the city of Los Angeles as it now exists onto the historical blueprint from different time periods; it’s like time traveling without moving. Be sure and see her artist lecture on February , ::pm. Exhibit runs through February  (closed Feb. -). Reception: -pm. Atkinson Gallery, Humanities Bldg., Rm. , SBCC,  Cliff Dr. Free. Call -.

/-/: Cachuma Lake Winter Eagle Cruises  I know Cachuma is low, but let’s show our love and take a ride on the Osprey: no, not a giantsized bird, the -passenger pontoon that will take you on a two-hour lake cruise as the park naturalist points out waterfowl and (hopefully) the migratory bald eagles. Meet at the marina a half hour before departure and cruise. Fri.-Sat.: amnoon, -pm; Sun.: am-noon. Cachuma Lake,  Hwy. . $-$. Ages +. Visit countyofsb .org/parks or call - (weekdays) or - (weekends).

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/: Kathy Griffin  I know you don’t read the gossip rags and you would never be caught sneaking in to see Kathy Griffin (pictured), but don’t you want to catch up on the latest celebrity tales and hear some hilarious and candid observations about everyday life? Okay, just admit it: You want to laugh at the ridiculous, and this night will guarantee just that. pm. Granada Theatre,  State St. $-$. Visit granadasb.org or call -. Read more on p. . /: Lucidity Universe Art Exhibition  Art From Scrap and the Lucidity Festival have put their creative minds together to create this full day of creation and inspiration, with two interactive and storytelling workshops happening am-pm. An evening celebration will follow at the opening of the Lucidity Universe art exhibition at Art From Scrap, which will include a myriad of live musical performances, live painters, food, and refreshments. Exhibition Opening: :-pm. Art From Scrap,  E. Cota St. $. Call -.

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/: Cirque Éloize: Cirkopolis  You have got to see to believe Montreal’s Cirque Éloize’s performances as they utilize gravity-defying circus arts, mind-bending special effects, and original music to transport you into a new and exciting realm. Cirkopolis’s dozen entertainers will tell the story of workers who chose to rebel in a spirit-crushing factory-city. pm. Granada Theatre,  State St. $-$. Call -. Read more on p. .

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/: Clarence Lusane: Little Hope, Little Change  This lecture from Lusane, associate professor at American University and a regular contributor on C-SPAN, PBS, and BET, will focus on the nature of American racial politics during the Obama administration. pm. MultiCultural Ctr., UCSB. Free. Call -. /: Adult Hockey Clinic  Here’s a different approach and a special opportunity to discover a new and exciting outlet for your stress and frustrations. Coach Andrew will assist skaters of all skill levels on the basics of skating, the rules of hockey, and, perhaps, the “unwritten rules,” as well (like when or if fighting is appropriate). -pm, every Tuesday through February . Earl Warren Showgrounds,  Calle Real. $. Ages +. Call -.

WEDNESDAY 2/5 /: Royal New Zealand Ballet  The Royal New Zealand Ballet, on the heels of celebrating its th anniversary in , brings its roster of incredibly skilled dancers to Santa Barbara to perform its latest production, Giselle, a critics’ darling that’s been called “the quintessential romantic ballet.” pm. Granada Theatre,  State St. $-$. Call -. Read more on p. . /: Screening and Discussion: Detained in the Desert This enthralling film set in the Arizona desert grapples with both sides of the immigration debate. A discussion with filmmaker and Chicana playwright Josefina López will immediately follow the film. pm. MultiCultural Ctr., UCSB. Free. Call -.



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Unmaking the Public University: The Forty-Year Assault on the Middle Class, will examine one of his best university experiences, directing study centers in France for UC’s Education Abroad Program, and then evaluate the future of universities. pm. McCune Conference Rm., HSSB , UCSB. Free. Call -.

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In Spying on Democracy, Heidi Boghosian documents the disturbing increase in surveillance of ordinary citizens and the danger it poses to our privacy, our civil liberties, and to the future of democracy itself. She reveals how corporations and government intelligence agencies mine data from sources as diverse as surveillance cameras and unmanned drones to iris scans and medical records, while combing websites, email, phone records and social media for resale to third parties, including U.S. intelligence agencies. Heidi Boghosian, National Lawyers Guild Executive Director, co-hosts the civil liberties radio show, “Law and Disorder,” which airs on Pacifica’s WBAI in New York and over 40 national affiliates. She is the author of Spying on Democracy: Government Surveillance, Corporate Power and Public Resistance, Punishing Protest: Government Tactics that Suppress Free Speech, and The Assault on Free Speech, Public Assembly, and Dissent: A National Lawyers Guild Report on Government Violations of First Amendment Rights in the United States.

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Point Conception Lens above: Richard Paluch takes his cat Kitty out for some fresh air on Cabrillo Boulevard. After living on a boat for 13 years, Paluch and Kitty have transitioned into RV living. “She only got lost once after we moved off the boat; now she never strays far,” he said. Paluch is a glass artist who sells bracelets and other accessories at the Santa Barbara Arts and Crafts Festival on Sundays. “I love being a vendor; I get to talk to strangers that I would never talk to otherwise,” he added. left: Austin Sewell, a 19-month-old, plays with his grandfather Don Longstreet at Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens. “There’s just something magical about watching the generations moving forward,” said Longstreet, a retired city firefighter. Austin and his parents recently moved back to Santa Barbara after living in England. “We’re so glad they’re back home. We have four generations out in the sun for our family picnic today,” Longstreet added.

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the slightly rougher texture of the almond bits, is enjoyable without any overpowering almond flavor or abnormal consistency. The cookies themselves have a very subtle flavor, while the filling is a rich champagne cream with strawberry jam. The champagne and strawberry tastes complement each other nicely, and as you continue eating the macaron, the strawberry flavor becomes the dominant taste. “We like to come up with original combinations of flavors that wouldn’t necessarily make sense, but once you try them inside the same pastry, they really come together and make sense to you,” Tchoboian said. Overall, this macaron has a nice, light taste with a delightful hint of fruit that is all perfectly balanced.

Napoleon’s Macarons French Cookies

Author Tracy Shawn

The Grace of Crows

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anta Barbaran Tracy Shawn has a master’s degree in clinical psychology. Her first novel, set in coastal California, follows the emotional journey of a woman besieged by neary. paralyzing anxiety. The protagonist of The Grace of Crows is deeply anxious. Why did you find her anxiety so compelling?

I have suffered from severe d wanted t d tto write it a anxiety myself and story that others could relate to, learn from, and ultimately gain perspective and a grounded kind of hope from, as well.

What challenges did you face transforming your own life into fiction?

I really didn’t face too many challenges in this regard, because [the protagonist] Saylor is a wholly fictional person with her own personality, history, and different kind of fears than me. A key moment in the novel comes when Saylor runs into Billy, a friend from her childhood who’s now homeless. Why is Billy such an important character? Billy can be

seen as a symbol of Saylor’s deep-seated and irrational fear of losing everyone she loves. And yet, he is also a survivor with a loyal heart, the positive mirror of who Saylor really is.

It’s tough getting a novel published. Can you talk about the process of finding a home for The Grace of Crows? Oh boy, is it tough!

I made many mistakes along the way, including querying agents before the novel was ready. After a large number of rejections, I decided to query small but traditional presses. Interestingly, after months of rejections, I had two that were interested. I signed with Cherokee McGhee, and after a year of revisions and editing, it was published!

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ocated in the Paseo Nuevo mall, Napoleon’s Macarons is the newest addition to the Santa Barbara sweets scene. The owner of Napoleon’s, Razmig Tchoboian, has spent years perfecting his baking technique, creating a dessert that stands out among the rest. Not to be confused with the cakelike macaroon, a macaron is a meringue-based smooth-topped sandwich cookie with a jam, buttercream, or ganache filling. “We put a lot of filling in our macarons,” said Tchoboian, Vanilla Crème Brûlée: A beige who was born and raised in Lyon, France. “Usually they [have cookie with dark brown speckles just] enough filling to stick the two shells together. We like and white filling, this macaron is them to be very creamy because we think that it is the cream, LUXURY COOKIES: At Napoleon’s extremely flavorful upon first bite. the filling in the middle, that provides the flavor to the macaMacarons, owner Razmig Tchoboian There is a slight increase in its denrons.” makes sure customers have choices sity. “It’s filled with vanilla ganache, Started in 2010 as an online-only store, Santa Barbara is now when it comes to his tasty French and in the middle there is a piece Napoleon’s third location and the first store outside of the L.A. cookies, including vanilla crème of burnt sugar that once you bite it, area. Upon walking into the store, my eyes were immediately brûlée (top), strawberry champagne, it gives you that feeling of an actual drawn to the colorful macarons at the counter, the clear focal and raspberry chocolate. crème brûlée,” Tchoboian said. The point of the space. “We worked a lot on it to emphasize the vanilla ganache is intensely delicious; the amount of flavor Napoleon’s macarons. The retail area was much larger [when we first moved in]. fits into such a small dessert is truly amazing. We installed a wall to be as close as possible to the customers,” Tchoboian said. Raspberry Chocolate: A red cookie with chocolate filling, this The company uses fresh ingredients that they process themselves at macaron explodes with flavor upon first bite. A tangy raspberry mixes their bakery in Pasadena. Nothing is purchased preprocessed, which with rich chocolate to create a delicious surprise for the taste buds. ensures that Napoleon’s can oversee the creations from beginning to The most impressive thing about this macaron is that neither flavor end. Many of the fruit-flavored macarons even contain bits of fresh overpowers the other — they work perfectly in unison. According to fruit at their center, adding to the full sensory experience. Tchoboian, renowned French chocolatiers Valrhona endorse the highHere’s a sample of the menu: quality chocolate that Napoleon’s Macarons uses. Whether you enjoy Strawberry Champagne: A white macaron with white filling and fruit with your chocolate or are skeptical as to how these two flavors red bits of almonds on the outside, this macaron looks as delicate as could go together so well, this macaron should be added to your “to — Molly Christison a glass of champagne. The cookie’s smooth texture, combined with try” list for sure.

Ask an Organizer

When to Replace It T he beginning of the year is a good time to get rid of the old and bring in the new. Below is information that may help you clear some things out at your place:

Cosmetics: After two years, everything should be replaced. Mas-

cara shouldn’t be used past three months. Make it a habit to finish something before getting another one. (Info on the varying amounts of time for each kind of cosmetic is available at WikiHow.)

Perfume: Perfume doesn’t actually expire, but it can “turn” over time.

If it smells bad to you, chances are you’re not going to want to use it, so dispose of it. Color changes don’t determine if a perfume or cologne has spoiled. The higher concentration of actual perfume oil, the longer it will last.

Toothbrushes: According to the American Dental Association, you shouldn’t keep a toothbrush past three to four months. If you have been sick or if the bristles are frayed, that brush isn’t benefiting you much any longer. Pillows: According to overstock.com, if you perform the fold test on

your pillow and see that it is lump-free, you should be good for 18-24 months with it.

Bedsheets: Well, like clothing, if you wash them and they are in good shape, you can get many, many years out of them. If you have two good sets per bed, that’s plenty for most people, and you don’t have to rent a storage unit to store your linens. When a set is better off used as drop cloths, replace it.

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Smoke Alarms: Apparently, having a smoke detector longer than 10 years is not advised. Of course, if yours isn’t working, replace it immediately, but you should be thinking of replacing the unit itself after about 10 years. Spices: When they fade from their nice green color, or when red spices turn more brownish, they are probably ready to toss. If you can’t smell the aroma right away, then they are probably past their prime. For the full version of this column, visit independent.com/organize. For questions, email jshulem@gmail.com and put “question for column” in the subject line. january 23, 2014

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Foodies and Babies:

A Recipe for Misery

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emember the Harryhausen’s scene from the Pixar flick Monsters, Inc.? A variety of furry, fanged, tentacled beasts are enjoying a civilized evening at a fancy restaurant, the kind where you have to pull strings to get a reservation. And the sudden appearance of a wide-eyed, pig-tailed human toddler — believed to be toxic — sends them all shrieking into the streets, summoning hazmat teams and inciting mass panic. A five-eyed blob tells a news camera, “I tried to run from it, but it picked me up with its mind powers and shook me like a dog!” An eerily similar scene recently played out in a super swank Chicago restaurant, sending foodies shrieking into the blogosphere for days on end. It seems a party of four dared to bring an infant into Alinea, a sort of culinary art gallery, where the morsels of sculpted monkfish and squab resemble flowers more than food. Once named the best restaurant in the U.S., Alinea sells tickets in advance to its nightly tasting-menupalooza at about $250 per person sans tax, tip, or wine — and believe me, when your dishes include fiddlehead fern, something called “mastic,” and, I kid you not, helium — you’re going to need a lot of wine. So this baby sat quietly on a diner’s lap (surprise: no high chairs at Alinea) for an hour or two, but toward the end of the extravagant menu-thon, it began to cry. Other diners were disturbed, the staff unnerved, and the chef perturbed. In fact, Chef Grant Achatz took to Twitter with a plea that was as genuinely aggrieved as it was abominaby Starshine bly punctuated: “Tbl brings mo.Old. It cries. Diners mad. Tell ppl no kids? Subject diners crying? Ppl take infants  plays? Concerts? Hate sayemail: starshine@roshell.com ing no,but..” Well, mommy blogs, food forums, and even Good Morning, America tore into this trending topic like … like no one at Alinea has ever, ever torn into a full rack of baby back ribs. Outrage flew. Indignation seethed. And “monsters” abounded: First there were the self-involved parents who brought a spontaneous wailer to a restaurant so chi-chi that the chef paints your dessert straight onto your table — and then failed to whisk the howler outside or at least plug its “waaah”-hole with a whiskey-soaked binkie. And then there were the separatists, convinced that if they don’t personally have children, they should never have to breathe the same air as the sticky little critters — and whose delicate appetites are upended by the mere reminder that they share the world with tiny, snot-gurgling humans who lack impulse control. I’ll tell you what I think (you knew I would): Dining with kids is no treat. There’s too much noise, too many squirtable condiments, and a disconcerting amount of crumb-flinging — both inadvertent and occasionally, damn them, deliberate. And Achatz’s point was apt: Fine restaurants aren’t like airplanes, where parents have no choice but to haul their kids along and plop their squealing, squirmy, stinky-bottomed bods beside you. They’re more akin to concerts or plays, where everyone has a right to expect a refined experience. (For what it’s worth, I’m also the killjoy in Room  at the Marriott who calls the front desk to narc on the too-boisterous revelers in Room ; I paid for 40 winks, by god, and I don’t give a single wink what they paid for.) So by all means, yes — Alinea should impose a brat ban; if you put any less care into your booking policy than you put into your woolly pig with fennel and squid (for reals), then frankly, your “experience” restaurant is kind of a sham. But let’s all keep something in mind: Even rules and price points can’t guarantee you the annoyance-free evening of your dreams. You could still wind up dining beside a hacking cougher. Or an explosive laugher. Or Richard Sherman. And if you think a mouthful of helium is tasteless …

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On the Water

Marathon Swimmer Evan Morrison Featured in Documentary Driven

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fish named Dory provided Evan Morrison with his mantra.“Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming,” Dory advises the title character in the animated movie Finding Nemo. That pretty much summed up Morrison’s thoughts in September 2012 when he was trying to make his way through wind-whipped waves across the Santa Barbara Channel. Morrison, 33, a former competitor for Dos Pueblos High and the Santa Barbara Swim Club, stroked the 19-mile distance from Santa Cruz Island to the Oxnard shore in 9 hours, 47 minutes, and 49 seconds, a record time. (It was bettered a year later by Ventura’s Jim McConica in more favorable conditions.) Morrison’s accomplishment is the centerpiece of the documentary film, Driven: A Glimpse Inside the World of Marathon Swimming, which will be screened at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Mark Warkentin followed Morrison’s progress across the channel in a kayak. The pair had become friends as age-group swimmers about 25 years ago. Warkentin became a distance freestyler at San Marcos High and USC; Morrison swam the backstroke and individual medley at Dos Pueblos and Princeton. Warkentin was a contender for the U.S. Olympic team, but he came up short in the pool trials. Then he qualified for the first Olympic open-water 10,000meter swim in 2008. “I got into open-water swimming because of Mark,” said Morrison. He lived in Chicago at the time and started training in Lake Michigan. “It was a new lease on life.” His land-based exercise was curtailed by hip-replacement surgery when he was 25.“In open water, every swim is different,” Morrison said.“Both my body and mind crave it. I hope to be swimming the rest of my life.” “Evan has found his passion,” said Warkentin, now head coach at the S.B. Swim Club.“I told him open-water swimming is not a matter of brute strength; it’s how you control your mind. He started looking into tide charts and currents. He was like a chess player in a checkers game.” But Morrison did not foresee the wind that swept across the channel after he jumped off from Santa Cruz Island in the middle of the night.“Evan did all kinds of research, but he got screwed by Mother Nature,” Warkentin said.“I could never have done that swim. I was amazed.” Morrison, a statistician by profession, is cofounder of the Marathon Swimmers Federation (MSF). He owns a website (marathonswimmers.org) that is a repository of information and commentary about the unique humans who choose to go from shore to far shore in nothing but a swimsuit and goggles. Early this month, Morrison published the MSF Rules of Marathon Swimming, a set of guidelines to assure the legitimacy of crossings undertaken “with minimal assistance beyond [the swimmer’s] own innate physical strength and mental fortitude.” “It’s been endorsed by hundreds of swimmers,” Morrison said.“There was a sanctioning body (the Santa Barbara Channel Swimming Association) for my swim, but in random parts of the world, they need a set of rules to refer to. It’s not a spectator sport. You’re out there in the middle of the

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ocean followed by a couple people on a boat. It all depends on your integrity.” Morrison came up with the rules in the wake of the controversy, fomented by a forum on his website, over a purported masterpiece of marathon swimming: Diana Nyad’s fabled swim from Havana to Key West, Florida. Questions raised about the startling acceleration in Nyad’s progress during the 53-hour swim have not been satisfactorily answered, Morrison said. He wrote a blog about it under the heading “Nyad Agonistes.” “There is no hard evidence that Diana cheated, but there is a lack of transparency,” Morrison said. “There is a lot of mystery how she managed to go so quickly. There’s no money in the sport for most of us [Nyad, who commands substantial fees for corporate speaking, is an obvious exception]. If I don’t have the trust of my fellow swimmers, I don’t have anything. Diana is an icon to many people, but most of us in the sport don’t trust her. She probably doesn’t care.” Morrison lives in San Francisco and is currently in a recreational swimming mode, which means he splashes into the chilling waters of the bay for an hour or so, several times a week. On a clear day, he can see the Farallon Islands out in the Pacific, but they are not on his map of open-water destinations. “At the time of year when the conditions are most favorable for a swim, the Farallons have the highest concentration of great white sharks in the world,” he said. “There is a fear factor when you’re swimming because sharks attack from below, but I think the risk is blown out of proportion. We’re not on their menu. Most cases are accidents.” Nevertheless, he will stay away from the one spot where the odds are increased that he could be an accidental appetizer. Two showings of the movie Driven, produced by Ben Pitterle and Brian Hall, are scheduled during the SBIFF: Tuesday, February 4, at 10 a.m., and Friday, February 7, at 7 p.m., both at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.

UCSB SWIMMING: The Gaucho men’s and women’s teams will race against Cal Poly in a dual meet at the

OCEAN CROSSING: The subject of the documentary Driven, marathon swimmer Evan Morrison (pictured) traversed the 19 miles from Santa Cruz Island to Oxnard in record time in 2012.

Campus Pool at noon, Saturday, February 1. Stanford will send its men’s team to UCSB on Friday, February 7. The Gaucho men have been competing in the Pac- Conference Championships for the past three years.

WOMEN AND GIRLS LUNCHEON: Capturing a

silver medal in the women’s team pursuit at the London Olympics might be second or third on cyclist Dotsie Bausch’s list of accomplishments. It never would have happened if she had not transformed herself from a former runway model, dissipated by a severe eating disorder, to a healthy athlete. Bausch’s story has inspired others to escape the life-threatening perils of anorexia and bulimia. She will be the featured speaker Monday, February 3, at the Women and Girls in Sports Luncheon sponsored by the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table. About 400 female athletes are expected to attend at the Earl Warren Showgrounds. Information: sbroundtable.org.

SCIOSCIA TRUMPS SOCHI: Friday, Febrary 7, is the opening day of the Winter Olympics, but many baseball fans will skip the snow-and-ice spectacle. They’ll be basking in an evening of storytelling at the Santa Barbara Foresters Hot Stove Banquet, featuring Angels manager Mike Scioscia. The Foresters, four-time champions of the National Baseball Congress World Series, will introduce new members to their Hall of Fame. Festivities start at 6 p.m. at Earl Warren. Information: sbforesters.org. SUPER BOWL: I flipped a coin with a head on one side and a heart on the other. The head came up. Seattle’s defense and ability to force turnovers will spoil Peyton Manning’s day: Seahawks 24, Broncos 20. For more sports, including a weekly highlight schedule, see independent.com/sports. january 30, 2014

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OUT OF THE FOREST: Sophomore Christine Nathanson (center) takes on the role of Electra in Westmont College’s new staging of the Greek tragedy.

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group of people gathers in an outdoor amphitheater, under a canopy of oak tree branches. As they take their seats, evocative music begins to play, and a troupe of players begins its reenactment of a timeless tale — a sad story of how grief can morph into hatred and destroy a family. The scene could be ancient Athens or nearly anywhere else in the Western world over the past couple of millennia. But for the next two weekends, it will take place on the campus of Westmont College, as the school’s consistently innovative theater department presents one of the masterpieces of Greek tragedy: Sophocles’s Electra. “I wasn’t interested in replicating ancient Greek theater conventions,” said director Mitchell Thomas,“but I wanted to connect to that amazing tradition, so I made the decision to stage it outdoors. “I got into a golf cart and drove around the Westmont campus, looking for a place that had easy access but also felt removed so that you could squint your eyes and imagine it was 2,500 years ago.” Thomas hopes the outdoor setting will strike some chords deep in our collective unconscious, adding to the emotional impact of one of the most powerful plays in the Western canon. It focuses on the title character’s campaign of vengeance against her mother, who killed her husband — Electra’s father — years earlier. Mom was motivated by the fact that her husband, Agamemnon, had sacrificed another of their daughters to appease the gods and help him win a war.

It’s a classic tale of the cycle of violence, with the actions of one generation poisoning the next. But Sophocles, as channeled by contemporary British playwright Nick Payne (who wrote the adaptation Thomas and his cast are using), portrays it in poignantly personal terms. “We feel very acutely the tragedy of this particular family,” Thomas said.“It’s more psychological [than some versions of the story]; while we fear what Electra becomes, I think we understand what got her there.” This is Thomas’s first foray into Greek tragedy, inspired by a weeklong seminar he participated in two years ago at the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, D.C. It focused in part on the vital role music played in the original productions. Inspired by that knowledge, Thomas hired a composer, Eric Ederer,“an ethnomusicologist with a particular emphasis on Greek and Turkish music. We’ll have a total of four musicians who will play acoustic instruments. It’s new music written for this production, but it feels like it’s from that region of the world.” There will only be five performances, on Friday, January 31, and February 1, 6, 7, and 8, all at 8 p.m., and seating is limited to 100 people. Thomas is hoping our unseasonably dry weather holds on for a couple more weeks, but in case it doesn’t,“We’ve ordered rain slickers you can throw on.” Rain or shine, he’s thrilled to present this masterpiece from an earlier millennium.“How exciting,” he said,“and how humbling, to be a part of this 2,500-year-old tradition.” For tickets and info for Electra, visit — Tom Jacobs westmont.edu/boxoffice.

FUNNY FACE: Bravo’s leading lady , Kathy Griffin, takes on Santa Barbara on Feb ruary 1.

D-LIST LAUGHS In Dunes, S.B.’s resident indie-rock heroes Gardens & Villa have delivered an impressive second effort. A new synth-heavy sound means that Dunes is probably destined to be labeled as significantly more “new wave” (“newer wave?”). But, calling something “new wave” doesn’t make it so (and not just because no one knows what the designation even means nowadays).

Dunes is jump-started by “Domino,” a grand (albeit slightly abrupt) reveal of Gardens & Villa’s new, synthesizer-loaded sound. The brooding feeling of the band’s 2011 self-titled debut has grown into something more contemplative, the hazy darkness dimmed and dispersed by a natural and perhaps more accessible light. This is most obvious in frontman Chris Lynch, who exhibits a new vocal confidence on tracks like “Chrysanthemums” and “Avalanche.” This newfound approachability doesn’t mean Gardens & Villa is out of surprises, though. There’s a vivacious flute solo, a possible train whistle, and the greater realization that you won’t be able to pronounce “chrysanthemums” the normal way ever again. So, is Dunes new wave? It really doesn’t matter. The album is full of great songs, nearly all of which feel like they’re built to be performed live. And perhaps, most importantly, Dunes still sounds like Gardens & Villa — just in a different stage of life. — Jake Blair

Love her or hate her, Kathy Griffin is easily one of busiest female comics working today. Want proof? How about the record-breaking 16 stand-up specials she’s recorded over the course of her career? Or her recent ubiquitous presence on the Bravo small screen? But GrifHEADS TO THE fin’s relationship with GRANADA THEATRE the reality-loving cable station goes way back. Before her flopped talk show Kathy, there was My Life on the D-List, the Emmy Award–nominated juggernaut that, for all intents and purposes, put Griffin’s once waning star back on the map. This Saturday, February 1, the comedian and TV star shows up somewhere else, too: Santa Barbara’s own Granada Theatre, where she’ll perform her current — and constantly evolving — standup routine. If you’ve caught her live, or tuned in, you already know the shtick. Griffin’s calling card is whip-fast, no-holds-barred commentary on everything from her dating life to the latest Kardashian kerfuffles. Think of it like a hilarious, off-the-cuff, live reading of Entertainment Weekly — one in which the reader is more than likely to pick on her audience. In short, if pop culture is your drug of choice, this is a night of laughs you’re not going to want to miss. Kathy Griffin takes to the stage at the Granada ( State St.) on Saturday, February 1, at 8 p.m. Call 899-2222 or visit granadasb.org. — Aly Comingore

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FAMILY CIRCUS

Canada’s Cirque Éloize Brings Cirkopolis to Town by Elizabeth Schwyzer

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n the process of innovating, ambitious young artists cinematic lighting, physical comedy, and, in this case, lots often reject the work of their predecessors. Not so with of dance. “There’s a lot of group choreography, which allows Jeannot Painchaud. The street busker and circus performer was just a teenager in the early 1980s when he for a kind of reinvention of acrobatic movements,” said and his friends began to envision a new kind of circus: one Painchaud. His codirector is Dave St-Pierre, a bold, somethat broke down the barriers between acrobatics, dance, times sensationalist contemporary dance choreographer and theater. Yet Painchaud maintained a deep respect for whose work centers on a fascination with the human body. Blend St-Pierre’s physicality older circus traditions. “When we started nouwith Painchaud’s sweepveau cirque in Québec ing visions, and the result 30 years ago, there was a is an immersive theatrical simultaneous movement experience. in France,” Painchaud Cirkopolis is set in a explained, speaking on the grim industrial landscape, a phone from Montreal last blend of early-20th-century week. “In Europe, it had urban blight and futuristic more to do with getting dystopia on the order of away from all the old acts silent film Metropolis and and focusing on theatrithe 1985 cult classic Brazil. cality and fun. But here in The show follows the advenQuébec, we loved the traditures of a central character: a single worker whose role tional circus. We wanted to is to infuse the city with be like them — and at least color and life. “He’s in this as good as them.” Painchaud’s quest led anonymous, dehumanizing him to Montreal’s famed city where everything is National Circus School and gray, everything is boring, then to Cirque du Soleil, and you always have to do where he performed for the same job,” Painchaud a number of years. By explained. “You follow his the time he and his feljourney as he transforms the low circus artists Daniel city and it becomes more Cyr and Claudette Morin alive.” founded Cirque Éloize in In this way, Cirkopolis is 1993, Painchaud had over a departure from Cirque a decade of professional Éloize’s past productions, experience in the circus which tended to shift their — yet he credits the success focus from one character HEADS ABOVE THE REST: Cirkopolis sets to another. “This is the first of his company to naïveté. stunning physical feats against an urban time we have worked with “When we started in the backdrop. a central character you folearly ’90s, theater was thelow throughout the show,” ater, and dance was dance,” he said. “But we weren’t afraid of working openly with the director noted, adding that in addition to incredible other art forms. We simply invited acrobats, dancers, and strength, out-of-this-world flexibility, and sheer technical actors in to experiment with us and break down barriers.” prowess, these performers have to be able to act and to As Painchaud sees it, this attitude of openness and free- elicit an emotional response from the crowd. dom from discipline is characteristic of Québécois culture. For Painchaud, the key to crafting great production is It’s also a theme that’s right at the heart of Cirque Éloize’s finding the right balance between acrobatic feats and what latest show, Cirkopolis, which comes to the Granada he calls “poetry.” Theatre next Monday, February 3, courtesy of UCSB Arts “Since I still want to call us a circus, we need to have a & Lectures. This will be Cirque Éloize’s fourth visit to certain level of skills; yet if we want to touch people, we Santa Barbara; they brought their first touring show to need to have people who can act,” he explained. “Casting the Lobero in the mid-’90s, and have returned to town in is really important, and then it’s a matter of working the more recent years with Rain and Nebbia, both of which theater, choreography, and acrobatics simultaneously so offered a beguiling blend of sensitive storytelling and big- they evolve together.” Though Cirkopolis feels like a big production — and on top razzle-dazzle. Like those shows, Cirkopolis places traditional circus a technical level, it is — there are only 12 performers in the acts like trapeze, clowning, contortion, and juggling show. Painchaud, who after three decades in the business alongside modern acrobatic disciplines, including aerial has known a lot of casts, says he’s particularly proud of rope and the Cyr wheel: a giant hoop inside of which the this crew of young artists. “This cast is perfect,” he said. acrobat stands and spins with legs and arms outstretched, “They’re really a clan — a family. You can feel that when looking like the Vitruvian man from Leonardo da Vinci’s they’re onstage together.” famous sketch. The Cyr wheel earned its name when Cirque Éloize cofounder Daniel Cyr popularized the appaCirque Éloize brings ratus. According to Painchaud, Cirkopolis cast member Cirkopolis to the Granada Angelica Bongiovonni is currently considered the best Cyr Theatre (1214 State St.) on performer in the world. Monday, February 3, at 8 p.m. For tickets, Like all of Cirque Éloize’s shows, Cirkopolis presents call 893-3535 or visit artsandlectures stunning acrobatic feats as part of a larger dramatic nar.sa.ucsb.edu . rative, incorporating original music and video projections,

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Royal New Zealand Ballet’s Giselle s everyone knows, hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, or in modern lexicon: If you like it, then you shoulda put a ring on it. The righteous anger of women misled in love is one of the most primal and enduring stories, and it makes for great drama. Next Wednesday night at the Granada Theatre, the Royal New Zealand Ballet will present its rendition of Giselle, one of the oldest surviving ballets and one that takes unrequited love as its subject. First staged in Paris in 1841, Giselle is among the most famous of the romantic balGHOSTLY VISIONS: Gillian lets, identifiable by the long, Murphy dances the lead role in this white tutus worn by the corps production of Giselle. de ballet, as well as for the lyrical weightlessness achieved through technically demanding jumps and long passages of dancing en pointe. The ballet tells the story of Giselle, a young peasant woman who falls in love with Albrecht, a count. In order to woo her, Albrecht hides his true identity, only to break her heart when he weds another. Giselle dies of despair, whereupon the ghostly spirits of abandoned brides — known as the Wilis — rise up out of the forest to avenge her. Royal New Zealand Ballet’s artistic director Ethan Stiefel, a former principal dancer with the New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theatre, has joined forces with Johan Kobborg of the Royal Danish Ballet to restage Giselle for modern audiences. Both men have performed the role of Albrecht many times in their own careers; as choreographers, their approach has been to stick closely to tradition. “We felt that if it wasn’t broken, we shouldn’t fix it,” Stiefel explained in a recent phone interview. “We’ve kept the familiar and celebrated passages, but we’ve also added a lot of new material to sections like the peasant dances, which now have some real sophistication in them. We feel we have honored a great production.” Dancing the role of Albrecht in this production is Qi Huan; prima ballerina Gillian Murphy will play Giselle. These two danced the same roles in last year’s feature film of the production. According to Stiefel, Murphy brings “honesty, femininity, and purity of performance” to her role, in addition to world-class technical ability. He may be biased; Murphy is also his wife.“She has Giselle’s qualities of generosity and forgiveness — all of those wonderful characteristics are inherent in her being,” he said. In addition to Royal New Zealand Ballet’s cast of 36, a handful of extras from the Santa Barbara dance community will appear onstage. In terms of scenic design and costuming, Stiefel describes this production as “clean and vibrant.” “We didn’t want to allow the dance to be overwhelmed by the sets and costumes,” he explained.“We’ve gone for clear, clean sophistication, so that the choreography, the staging, and the design speak the same language.” Ultimately, Stiefel hopes his modestly updated production conveys the haunting passion of this classic love story, capturing the warning of the Wilis: Love unrequited is a terrible thing indeed. Or as Beyoncé would put it: “Pull me into your arms / Say I’m the one you want / If you don’t, you’ll be alone / And like a ghost I’ll be gone.” UCSB Arts & Lectures brings The Royal New Zealand Ballet’s production of Giselle to the Granada Theatre (1214 State St.) on Wednesday, February 5, at 8 p.m. For tickets, call 893-3535 or visit artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu. The company will offer a community master class on Tuesday, February 4, at 5:30 p.m. at Gustafson School of Dance (2285 Las Positas Rd.). For reservations, call 966-6950.

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hanks to CAMA, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra has earned the right to proclaim itself our most frequent symphonic guest, having appeared here even more often than the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Now under the bow of conductor and violin soloist Pinchas Zukerman, the orchestra returned to the Granada Theatre last week for a sold-out PERFECT DOUBLE: Pinchas concert featuring substantial Zukerman and Amanda Forsyth works drawn from three differ- play Brahms. ent centuries. For the opening piece, Johann Sebastian Bach’s Violin Concerto No.  in A Minor, BWV , Zukerman called on a relatively small number of the more than 70 musicians available to him. The reduced sound was perfectly suited to the piece, which dances along in the manner of Vivaldi until the unmistakable punch of Bach’s fugal writing lights up the final movement. Next was the Verklärte Nacht of Arnold Schönberg, as arranged by the composer for string orchestra. Originally a sextet, Verklärte Nacht predates Schönberg’s abandonment of conventional tonality and exhibits the influence of not only Wagner but also Brahms. Mostly heard as played by chamber orchestras, this spectacular reading called for all 51 of the RPO’s string players. None of the details were lost, and both visceral texture and a feeling of lift were gained through the presence of the massed instruments. After the interval, cellist Amanda Forsyth joined Zukerman and the orchestra for the Double Concerto in A Minor for Violin, Cello, and Orchestra, Op.  of Johannes Brahms. The conversation between the solo instruments was agile and expressive, while the orchestra, left nearly unguided whenever maestro Zukerman had to play, still maintained strict tempo and discipline among the sections. The result was a stirring, memorable performance of an exceptionally interesting and difficult work — just the kind of thing that has made the RPO such a welcome presence in Santa Barbara throughout the years.

Santa Barbara Symphony. At the Granada Theatre, Sunday, January 26. Reviewed by Joseph Miller

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Verdi-versary oining the ranks of many music organizations worldwide that have honored the 200th birth-iversary of opera composer Giuseppe Verdi, Santa Barbara Symphony did it up in a big way this past Sunday, with a large chorus, star-power solo- VIVA VERDI: John Pickle and ists, and an all-Verdi program Angel Blue solo with the S.B. that highlighted eight of his 30 Symphony. operas. It was all deeply satisfying, from the supreme melodist’s greatest hits to fortifying moments of fatal darkness. This tour through select arias and overtures demonstrated Verdi’s varied output and his subtle yet commanding emotional control. Conductor and Music Director Nir Kabaretti chose to lace the program with a pedagogical ribbon, inviting Ramón Araїza to introduce every opera. Araїza, an engaging speaker skilled at contextualizing — and spicing — composers’ lives, holds a regular gig with the symphony as preperformance speaker. Sunday’s audience was generally warm to this narration, but a few who enjoy their music straight-up were sour on the interruptions. But the players enjoyed their place in the sun, with three overtures, I vespri siciliani, Nabucco, and La forza del destino, surveying the big, the danceable, and the dark. Guest soloists, soprano Angel Blue and tenor John Pickle, gave focus to Verdi’s comedy and pathos with their exquisite voices. Pickle displayed a skilled actor’s ease, delivering the comic-sexist “La donna è mobile” in convincing voice and gesture. Blue, a technically dazzling singer, truly found her artistic taproot in the second half with a wrenching performance of “Pace, pace mio Dio.” ■

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uccessful Broadway shows lead eternal double lives, coming into existence first in the theater but then living on wherever and whenever its numbers are performed. As satisfying as it is to see a whole musical, there’s a lot to be said for the pleasures of a good revue, and this is an excellent one. The songs are drawn from current (Matilda, Sister Act), recent (Jekyll & Hyde, Jersey Boys, Rent), and classic (West Side Story, Grease) musicals, and they reveal the extraordinary range of talent present in the SBHS performing arts program. A live orchestra in the pit, anchored by John Douglas on piano and Lito Hernandez on sax and as music director, keeps the whole thing flowing beautifully, and the trio of directors — Grace Apostolopoulos, Malcolm McCarthy, and Claudia Fanaro — do a brilliant job of showcasing the singing, acting, and dancing of these talented performers. “Wild, Wild Party” made a great opener and gave the entire ensemble a chance to get their dance on.“Take Me or Leave Me,” a funky, gospel-tinged duet from Rent, came next, and Claudia Fanaro and Camille Umoff lit up the theater with their vocal pyrotechnics and clever, intricate choreography. Grease is one of the most familiar of all high school musicals, but when you have a Sandy as sweet as Ciara Tolliver and a Danny as warm and funny as Gabe Reali,“Summer Nights” sounds fresh again. The medley of “When I Grow Up” and “Revolting Children” from the new musical Matilda featured Hailey Turner as Matilda and Bradley DeVine as Bruce and included an amazing dance sequence involving lots and lots of fastmoving chairs. This number showed off the extent to which these students are aware of what’s happening on Broadway right now. No night of Broadway musicals would be complete without something from West Side Story, and I am delighted to report that the selection for this program was not another version of one of the show’s now-predictable covers but rather a carefully choreographed and pleasingly jazzy version of “Cool,” a dance number that features three couples as Jets and a pair of athletic guys as Riff (Andrew Gutierrez) and Raff (Drew Janssen). The high level of dancing throughout is one of the core strengths of this edition of Music of the Night, with Nolan McCarthy, Drew Janssen, Ciara Tolliver, and Camille Umoff contributing particularly noteworthy steps to the very impressive cumulative impact. As for the voices, no one who sees this show will leave without noticing the huge talent of Grant Bower, whose flexible and confident falsetto as Frankie dominates the Jersey Boys medley. Bower is all over this show, fluidly morphing from the radio pop of “Walk Like a Man” into the Catskills schtick of “Keep It Gay” from The Producers, and then the high drama of the beautiful “Someone Like You” duet from Jekyll & Hyde. But that’s not all — along with Claudia Fanaro and Sable Layman, Bower also delivers a terrific version of “Fabulous Baby,” a disco song from Sister Act. Yes, there were clunkers. The finale, “Hey Jude” from Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles, hit all the right notes emotionally and was beautifully choreographed but also turned out to be fiendishly difficult to sing, especially for actors on the move. Nevertheless, there isn’t a better way to chase the blues or reach for the stars in Santa Barbara this week than by going to see Santa Barbara High’s ■ spirited Music of the Night.

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Architectural Foundation Gallery – California and China: Watercolors by David Brain, through Feb. .  E. Victoria St., -. Art, Design & Architecture Museum – Fran Siegel: Translocation and Overlay, through Apr. ; Duke and the Masters: The Sedgwick Collection, through Apr. ; Artist-in-Residence: Fran Siegel, Translocation and Overlay, though Apr. .  University Rd., -. Casa Dolores – Multiple permanent installations featuring Mexican folk art.  Bath St., -. Channing Peake Gallery – Inside/Outside: Santa Barbara Art Association, through May . S.B. County Administration Bldg.,  E. Anapamu St., -. Karpeles Manuscript Library and Museum – Multiple permanent installations.  W. Anapamu St., -. Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara – Almost Anything Goes: Architecture and Inclusivity, through Apr. ; Bloom Projects: Zack Paul, Geometric Landscapes, though Apr. .  Paseo Nuevo, -. Rancho La Patera/Stow House – Multiple permanent exhibits hosted by the Goleta Valley Historical Society.  N. Los Carneros Rd., Goleta, -. S.B. Historical Museum – Lockwood de Forest: Luminescent Santa Barbara, through Mar. ; The Story of Santa Barbara, permanent exhibition. Free admission.  E. De la Guerra St., -. S.B. Maritime Museum – Lost Surf Art Posters of Santa Barbara by Rick Sharp, through April; Surface Tension by Pamela Zwehl-Burke, through Mar. .  Harbor Wy., #, -. S.B. Museum of Art – Religious Images of the Christian East, through Mar. ; Alice Aycock Drawings: Some Stories Are Worth Repeating and Michelle Stuart: Drawn from Nature, though Apr. ; Degas to Chagall: Important Loans from the Armand Hammer Foundation and the Collection of Michael Armand Hammer and Martin Kersels’s Charm series, ongoing exhibitions.  State St., -. Ty Warner Sea Ctr. – Multiple permanent installations.  Stearns Wharf, -. Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art – Impulse and Connoisseurship: Selections from the Forde Collection, through Feb. .  La Paz Rd., -. Wildling Museum – Hawai‘i’s Endangered Birds by Marian Berger, through Mar. ; On Nature's Terms, through Apr. . -B Mission Dr., Solvang, -.

GALLERIES Atkinson Gallery – Ann Diener, Jan. Feb. .  Cliff Dr., Rm. , - x. Artamo Gallery – Monthly shows featuring new works by gallery artists.  W. Anapamu St., -. Arts Fund Gallery – Richard Aber: The Carbon Paintings, through Feb. . -C Santa Barbara St., -. C Gallery – Connie Rohde-Stanchfield: BREAK-OUT, through Feb. .  Bell St., Los Alamos, -. Cancer Ctr. of S.B. – Art Heals, a permanent exhibit.  Pueblo St., -. Cypress Gallery: Lompoc Valley Art Association – Mikki Allhart: Every Work of Art Tells Its Own Story, though Feb. .  E. Cypress Ave., Lompoc, -. Divine Inspiration Gallery of Fine Art – A Time of Reflection, through Jan. .  State St., -. galerie – Masha Keating, Molly Smith: Nature vs. Nurture, through Feb. .  W. Matilija St., Ojai, -. Gallery  – George Radon, Robert Waxman, Donna Richey, Katy Zappalà, and Gail Lucas, through Feb. . La Arcada,  State St., -. Gallery Los Olivos – All Member Show: A Little Romance, through Feb. .  Grand Ave., Los Olivos, -. Grossman Gallery – Oil Paintings by William E. Mitchell, through Jan. . Lompoc Public Library,  E. North Ave., Lompoc, -. Hospice of S.B. – Permanent installations by painter Mary Heebner.  Alameda Padre Serra, Ste. , -. James Main Fine Art – Channing Peake: Abstraction in Santa Barbara, through Feb. .  E. De la Guerra St., -. Jane Deering Gallery – The Land Has Many Parts, through Feb. .  E. Canon Perdido St., -. Los Olivos Café – Pamela Zwehl-Burke: Beyond the Surface, through Mar. .  Grand Ave., Los Olivos, -. Marcia Burtt Studio – Ian Roberts, Marilee Krause, through Mar. .  Laguna St., -. The Pickle Room – Jimmy’s in Chinatown, Jan.  - Mar .  E. Canon Perdido St., -. S.B. Tennis Club – Purely Abstract: The Abstract , through Feb. .  Foothill Rd., -. Seven Bar & Kitchen – Kinetic Aesthetic: Paintings by Stuart Carey, through Feb. .  Helena Ave., -. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club – Madeline Garrett: Lost & Found, through Mar. .  State St., -. Sullivan Goss, An American Gallery –  Grand, through Feb. ; In Defense of Beauty: Leon Dabo’s Floral Oils, through Apr. ; The Winter Salon: ,

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JAN. 30 – FEB. 6 through May ; Santa Barbara Old School, Feb.  - Mar. .  E. Anapamu St., -. wall space gallery – Home: Art from the Visual Art & Design Academy (VADA), through Feb. ; Internal Ballistics: Photography of Deborah Bay & Sabine Pearlman, Feb.  - Mar. .  E. Yanonali St., C-, -. Zookers Café – Photography of Ted Rhodes, through Feb. .  Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria, -.

LIVE MUSIC CLASSICAL Campbell Hall –  Mesa Rd., UCSB, -. THU /: UCSB Arts and Lectures Presents: Venice Baroque Orchestra (pm)

POP, ROCK & JAZZ Adama –  Chapala St., -. THU: Greg Harrison (pm) Brewhouse –  W. Montecito St., -. THU /: Mutiny at the Brewhouse, with Nocona (:pm) WED-SAT, THU: Live Music (pm) Chumash Casino Resort –  E. Hwy. , Santa Ynez, -. THU /: Hotel California: A Salute to the Eagles (pm) THU /: Gerardo Ortiz (pm) Cold Spring Tavern –  Stagecoach Rd., -. FRI: Country Heart (-pm) SAT: John Lyle (-pm); Mac Talley’s Trip (-pm) SUN: Kelly’s Lot (-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 Faith Baptist –  Hollister Ave., Goleta, -. SUN: Blackwood Legacy Quartet Concert (:am) 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 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) MultiCultural Ctr. – Channel Islands Rd., UCSB, -. FRI: Bells Atlas (pm) SAT: Capoeira Workshop & Performance (pm) Ojai Rancho Inn – Ojai Valley Trail, Ojai, -. SAT: Folk Steady Monthly Concert Series (-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) 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) SOhO Restaurant & Music Club –  State St., -. THU: Trevor Borden, Oh Frontier (pm) FRI: Area  (pm) SAT: S.B. Youth Music Academy Showcase (pm); Voodoo Glow Skulls, Pulley, ¡La Vasa!, Mongo (:pm) SUN: The Rebecca Kleinmann Quartet, Therianthrope (pm) MON: Kimberly Ford Band (:pm) WED: Super Space Nation, Clean Spill, Todd & Erin (:pm) THU: Street Outreach, Dustbowl Revival (:pm) St. Mark’s-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church –  Nojoqui Ave., Los Olivos, -. SAT: Peter Feldmann & The Very Lonesome Trio (pm) Standing Sun Winery –  Second St., Unit D, Buellton, -. FRI: Jackson Turner (-pm) THU: Sad Robot (-pm) Statemynt –  State St., -. THU: DJ Akorn WED: Blues Night (pm) Tiburon Tavern –  State St., -. FRI: Karaoke Night (:pm) Velvet Jones –  State St., -. THU: Dirty Wasteland (pm) FRI: Club Mercy Presents: Into It, Over It (pm) TUE: Cosmonauts & Froth (pm) THU: The Trashberries, Mouth, Blasting Concept (pm) Whiskey Richard’s –  State St., -. MON: Open Mike Night (pm) WED: Punk on Vinyl (pm) FRI: Easter Teeth, Hobo, Trashberries, Mouth (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 Center Stage Theater – La Canterina (The Songstress).  Paseo Nuevo, -. THU, FRI: pm Granada Theatre –  State St., -. SAT: An Evening with Kathy Griffin (pm) MON: Cirque Éloize: Cirkopolis (pm) Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara – Forum Lounge: The Bridge Club, Plan.  Paseo Nuevo, -. THU /: pm The New Victoria Theatre – Good People.  W. Victoria St., -. THU /: pm Ojai Ctr. for the Arts – Twelfth Night.  S. Montgomery St., Ojai, -. FRI, SAT: pm SUN: pm Rubicon Theatre – Noises Off.  E. Main St., Ventura, -. THU, FRI: pm SAT: pm SUN: pm WED: pm, pm THU: pm Santa Barbara High School Theatre – SBHS Theatre’s Music of the Night.  E. Anacapa St., -. THU, FRI: pm

dance Granada Theatre – Royal New Zealand Ballet.  State St., -. WED: pm

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The following films are playing in Santa Barbara FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, THROUGH THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6. Descriptions followed by initials — DJP (D.J. Palladino), JW (Josef Woodard) — have been taken from our critics’ reviews, which can be read in full at independent.com. The symbol ✯ indicates the film is recommended.

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FIRST LOOKS ✯ Gimme Shelter (101 mins.; PG-13: mature thematic material involving mistreatment, some drug content, violence, and language, all concerning teens) Despite its failings, Gimme Shelter wins props for the importance of its mission and the rarity of its subject: the struggles and angst of unwed pregnant teens without socioeconomic means to deal with the situation. Adding considerable voltage to the story is its ring of truth: Gimme Shelter was inspired by an actual New Jersey home for unwed mothers with no place else to turn, intrepidly founded and run by a compassionate Catholic woman, Kathy DiFiore. We meet our adolescent, unexpectedly expecting heroine, Agnes (in a commanding performance by Vanessa Hudgens) as she is escaping inner-city life with her drug-den mother (Rosario Dawson) and tracking down her wealthy father she has never met (Brendan Fraser) in a New Jersey mansion. Various twists of nasty fates lead her to the shelter and a sense of “family” she has never before known. As the hardscrabble, drug-addled mother, Dawson is grittily awesome. She has a scene-stealing intensity as a bitter, volatile, and unfit parent who fights to retain custody of her long-suffering daughter, partly enticed by the added welfare bonus of a new baby. In a painfully poignant mid-film mother-and-daughter scene, Dawson’s character summarily unveils the ugly and tender sides of her story, from her own harsh upbringing and fleeting maternal instinct to new, cynical ulterior motives for mother-daughter bonding. This is a film in which a sense of an inhouse, pro-life dramatic agenda can compromise the artistic integrity of the project and where incidental parts — such as that dizzyingly potent mother-daughter scene — carry a weight stronger than the whole. Even if Gimme Shelter doesn’t find the consistent cinematic groove of, say, Precious, the positives make it well worth checking out. (JW) Fiesta 5 I, Frankenstein (92 mins.; PG-13: sequences of intense fantasy action and violence throughout)

If you want to know what’s wrong with the world today, just take a look how our monsters have devolved. It’s a long, bad trip from Boris Karloff to Aaron Eckhart, who plays the hybridized undead Frankenstein creature as an existential hero in I, Frankenstein. In Mary Shelley’s book, Frankenstein’s creation is a bit of a lonesome wanderer, a punisher. After seeing Eckhart in this ridiculously elaborate (but not unwatchable) battle between demigods and demons, you will surely prefer the inarticulate yet expressive 1930s version, with his sexy droopy eyelids. Stoic bad boys always trump handsome recluses. Nonetheless, I, Frankenstein has some wonders dotting its weird cosmic-battle storyline. For some reason, demons want to reclaim Frankenstein’s monster, who has been living a loner’s life ever since his creation. The chief demon (Bill Nighy) has also found an icy, beautiful scientist to work out his puzzling obsession with the reanimation of human tissue. It turns out, surprisingly, there’s a semi-rational explanation. In the meantime, who cares? The scientist (Yvonne Strahovski) is so beauti-

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A TALE OF TWO LOVERS: Felicity Jones (Like Crazy ) plays Charles Dickens’s mistress in star/director Ralph Fiennes’s The Invisible Woman. ful she makes the whole movie seem fine. Okay it sounds dumb, but it’s not as bad as the Underworld series, which was produced by the same company. Unfortunately, the weakest link in this whole nocturnal apocalypse cityscape is Eckhart, who gives almost no expressive energies to his part beyond glowering grunts. His lines aren’t great either. Yet this Australian production is too beautiful to be laughed away. It’s just wrong to have a pretty boy in the monster role. In one scene, Strahovski repeats those immortal lines, “It’s alive, alive.” Maybe she is, but her antihero is anything but electrifying. (DJP)

Dickens, Fiennes the actor brings an inner warmth and subtlety of characterization, a calm amid the potential storm of social scandal. No, it’s not the best of films, but it’s far from the worst that could come out of this tale. (JW) Fiesta 5

PREMIERES Labor Day (111 mins.; PG-13: thematic material, brief violence, sexuality)

A single mom (Kate Winslet) and her son pick up a hitchhiker (Josh Brolin) who they later learn is a convict on the run. Fairview/Paseo Nuevo

Fairview (2-D)/Plaza de Oro (2-D)

The Lego Movie (100 mins.; PG: mild The Invisible Woman (111 mins.; R: some

action, rude humor)

sexual content)

A lowly Lego mini-figure is mistakenly recruited to help stop an evil tyrant from gluing the universe together.

Were it a more tawdry or tabloidy film, a sure danger in dealing with the secret affair of a famous older man and a teenage woman, one might feel proper indulging the temptation to say The Invisible Woman puts the (ahem) back in Dickens. But this film, directed by and featuring Ralph Fiennes as the 19th-century British author, is unexpectedly graceful, a gauzily sensuous period piece that goes light on the scandal. Felicity Jones, glowing with a radiant beauty, tenderness, and conspicuous intelligence, stars as Ellen “Nelly” Ternan, the young love interest of the middle-aged Dickens, already well-entrenched as a celebrity of letters and well-settled with wife and children. Disenchanted with his listless bride, Dickens falls for the wellread and witty teen. Things progress, but their affair is kept private, through veils of secrecy, pseudonyms, and life undercover in France. In fact, the story itself was kept secret by the Dickens family until the 1930s, adding intrigue to this clandestine chapter in the Dickens story. Yet Jones remains the invisible one: “My name is whispered with yours, yet I have nothing,” she tells him at one point. We survey the story from the framing device of flashback, from the perspective of Ternan’s own settled life as wife and teacher. Fiennes, who has previously shown directorial savvy, successfully weaves a spell on the screen, with the aid of impressive costumes, sets, minimalist music, and stellar cinematographer Rob Hardy. As

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An unlikely World War II platoon is charged with returning Nazi stolen art masterpieces to their rightful owners. Bill Murray, George Clooney, and Matt Damon star. Camino Real/Paseo Nuevo (starts Thu., Feb. 6)

That Awkward Moment (94 mins.; R: sexual content, language throughout)

Three best friends find themselves at the same inevitable turning point in their respective romantic relationships. Camino Real/Fiesta 5

SCREENINGS The Cabin in the Woods (95 mins.; R: strong bloody horror violence and gore, language, drug use, some sexuality/nudity)

Joss (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) Whedon cowrites this horror tale about five friends who decide to spend their vacation in a remote cabin. Fri., Jan. 31, 10pm, Isla Vista Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte

Carrie (98 mins.; R: violence, some frightening moments, langauge)

Sissy Spacek stars in Brian De Palma’s 1976 horror classic about an abused teen who discovers she has telekinetic powers and cont’d p. 57

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A divorced woman (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) goes after a new mate but soon learns he’s the ex-husband of her new friend. Sadly, this film’s gimmickry, short-sold narrative elements, and production values often err on the side of glib television work. (JW) Sun., Feb. 2, 4:30pm, Ojai Playhouse, 145 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai

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✯ 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

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a&e | ROB BREZSNY’S FREE WILL ASTROLOGY WEEK OF JANUARY  ARIES (Mar. 21 - Apr. 19): On my 15th birthday, I finally figured out that eating dairy products was the cause of my chronic respiratory problems. From that day forward, I avoided foods made from cow’s milk. My health improved. I kept up this regimen for years. But a month ago, I decided to see if my long-standing taboo still made sense. Just for the fun of it, I gave myself permission to gorge on a tub of organic vanilla yogurt. To my shock, there was no hell to pay. I was free of snot. In the last few weeks, I have feasted regularly on all the creamy goodies I’ve been missing. I bring this up, Aries, because I suspect an equally momentous shift is possible for you. Some taboo you have honored for a long time, some rule you have obeyed as if it were an axiom, is ripe to be broken.

TAURUS (Apr. 20 - May 20): Psychologist Daniel Kahneman, who won a Nobel Prize in economics, says that consulting experts may be useless. In his study of Wall Street traders, he found their advice was no better than information obtained by a chimpanzee flipping a coin. Meanwhile, psychologist Philip Tetlock did a 20-year study with similar results. He found that predictions made by political and financial professionals are inferior to wild guesses. So does this mean you should never trust any experts? No. But it’s important to approach them with extra skepticism right now. The time has come for you to upgrade your trust in your own intuition.

GEMINI (May 21 - June 20): I’m a big fan of logic and reason, and I urge you to be, too. Using your rational mind to understand your experience is a very good thing. The less stock you put in superstitious head trips and fear-based beliefs, the smarter you will be. Having said that, I recommend that you also make playful use of your creative imagination. Relish the comically magical elements of your mysterious fate. Pay attention to your dreams, and indulge in the pleasure of wild fantasies, and see yourHomework: Do a homemade ritual in which you vow to attract more blessings into your life. Report results at FreeWillAstrology.com.

self as a mythic hero in life’s divine drama. Moral of the story: Both the rational and the fantastical approaches are essential to your health. (P.S. But the fantastical needs extra exercise in the coming weeks.)

peachable. But here’s my question, Virgo: Will you be so attached to your pain that you refuse to even see, let alone explore, the dramatic proof you are offered? I hope not!

CANCER

(Sept. 23 - Oct. 22): Kenneth Rexroth wrote a poem called “A Sword in a Cloud of Light.” I want to borrow that image. According to my astrological analysis and poetic intuition, you will generate the exact power you need in the coming weeks by imprinting your imagination with a vision of a sword in a cloud of light. I don’t want to get too intellectual about the reasons why, but I will say this: The cloud of light represents your noble purpose or your sacred aspiration. The sword is a metaphor to symbolize the new ferocity you will invoke as you implement the next step of your noble purpose or sacred aspiration.

(June 21 - July 22): Sorry, Cancerian, you won’t be able to transform lead into gold anytime soon. You won’t suddenly acquire the wizardly power to heal the sick minds of racists and homophobes and misogynists. Nor will you be able to cast an effective love spell on a sexy someone who has always resisted your charms. That’s the bad news. The good news is this: If you focus on performing less spectacular magic, you could accomplish minor miracles. For example, you might diminish an adversary’s ability to disturb you. You could welcome into your life a source of love you have ignored or underestimated. And you may be able to discover a secret you hid from yourself a long time ago.

LEO (July 23 - Aug. 22): Cosmopolitan magazine is famous for offering tips on how to spice up one’s sex life. Here’s an example: “Take a few of your favorite erotically appealing flavor combinations, like peanut butter and honey or whipped cream and chocolate sauce, and mix up yummy treats all over your lover’s body.” That sounds crazy to me, and not in a good way. In any case, I recommend that you don’t follow advice like that, especially in the coming days. It’s true that on some occasions, silliness and messiness have a role to play in building intimacy. But they aren’t advisable right now. For best results, be smooth and polished and dashing and deft. Togetherness will thrive on elegant experiments and graceful risks.

VIRGO (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22): You are not as broken as you may think you are. Your wounds aren’t as debilitating as you have imagined. And life will prove it to you this week. Or rather, let me put it this way: Life will attempt to prove it to you — and not just in some mild, half-hearted way, either. The evidence it offers will be robust and unim-

LIBRA

SCORPIO (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21): Every autumn, the bird species known as the Clark’s Nutcracker prepares for its winter food needs by burying 30,000 pine nuts in 5,000 places over a 15-square-mile area. The amazing thing is that it remembers where almost all of them are. Your memory isn’t as prodigious as that, but it’s far better than you realize. And I hope you will use it to the hilt in the coming days. Your upcoming decisions will be highly effective if you draw on the wisdom gained from past events — especially those events that foreshadowed the transition you will soon be going through.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21): Can you imagine what it would be like to live without any hiding and pretending? How would you feel if you could relax into total honesty? What if you were free to say exactly what you mean, unburdened by the fear that telling the truth might lead to awkward complications? Such a pure and exalted condition is impossible for anyone to accomplish, of course. But you have a shot at accomplishing the next best thing in the coming week. For best results, don’t try to be perfectly candid and utterly uninhibited. Aim for 75 percent.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19): It’s a favorable time to gather up resources and amass bounty and solicit help and collect lots of inside information. I won’t call you greedy if you focus on getting exactly what you need in order to feel comfortable and strong. In fact, I think it’s fine if you store up far more than what you can immediately use — because right now is also a favorable time to prepare for future adventures when you will want to call on extraordinary levels of resources, bounty, help, and inside information.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18): Extravagant wigs became fashionable for a while in 18th-century England. They could soar as high as four feet above a woman’s head. Collections of fruit might be arrayed in the mass of hair, along with small replicas of gardens, taxidermically stuffed birds, and model ships. I would love to see you wear something like that in the coming week. But if this seems too extreme, here’s a second-best option: Make your face and head and hair as sexy as possible. Use your alluring gaze and confident bearing to attract more of the attention and resources you need. You have a poetic license to be shinier and more charismatic than usual.

PISCES (Feb. 19 - Mar. 20): One of your anti-role models in the coming weeks is the character that Piscean diva Rihanna portrays when she sings in Eminem’s tune “Love the Way You Lie.” Study the following lyrics, mouthed by Rihanna, and make sure that in every way you can imagine, on psychological, spiritual, and interpersonal levels, you embody the exact opposite of the attitude they express: “You’re just gonna stand there and watch me burn / But that’s all right because I like the way it hurts / You’re just gonna stand there and hear me cry / But that’s all right, because I love the way you lie.” To reiterate, Pisces, avoid all situations that would tempt you to feel and act like that.

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

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INDIA HOUSE, 418 State St. Next to 99 Cent Store 805.962.5070. 7 days 11:30a‑ 3:30p ALL YOU CAN EAT Lunch Buffet $8.95. Dinner 5p‑9p. Tandori & North Indian Muglai spe‑ cialties. World Class Indian Chefs at your service! Traditional floor seating. Indian & Draft Beers, Local Wines. www.indiahouseusa.com

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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.

NAAN STOP ‑ Popular, Casual Dinining, Indian Restaurant w/ Boba drinks, rice vegan bowls starting from $4.95 & combos starting from $6.95! 966 Embarcadero del Mar 685‑4715. Open 7 Days a Week

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 mak‑ ing your dining experience superb! Reservations avail.

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

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ALDO’S ITALIAN Restaurant 1031 State St. 963‑6687. $$ Open 7 days. Lunch & Dinner. V MC AE DC DV. Local SB favorite for over 25 years offers fast, friendly service in the heart of downtown. Dine outdoors in our heated courtyard. Enjoy new 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

Natural NATURAL CAFE, 508 State St., 5 blocks from beach. 962‑9494 Goleta‑ 5892 Hollister 692‑2363. 361 Hitchcock Way 563‑1163 $. Open for lunch & 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 locations serving the Central Coast. www.thenaturalcafe.com

Paso Robles proudly boasts a historic reputation for wines with big, powerful fruit, but there’s a lot of potential for better balance on the region’s Westside, where limestone soils and cooler, coastally influenced temperatures allow for more nuanced flavors to develop over a longer ripening period. That’s even true for typically bombastic varietals like petite sirah and zinfandel, which team up (61 and 39 percent respectively) in this excellent estate blend from Thacher’s Kentucky Ranch Vineyard. Though starting with opulent blackberry and sweet plum, the flavors quickly tighten up around nice tannins and a slightly acidic minerality. Expect this one to drink well for the years to come. See thacherwinery.com.

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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 readers, 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, ser‑ vice & 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

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 old‑ est 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 fin‑ est vineyards with prices starting around $9. View our full inven‑

tory @ 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‑vine‑ yard 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 volup‑ tuous. Taste wine and shop for eclectic gifts in a newly renovat‑ ed, 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 internation‑ ally 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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ast week, I wrote that Santa Barbara’s storied Bennett family, owners of Brophy Bros. restaurant at the harbor, had taken over  State Street, the former home of Maggie’s and State & A. I included a rumor about the Bennett family also being involved with the recent sale of Arch Rock Fish restaurant at  Anacapa Street. Family representative John Bennett recently wrote me to confirm the news: “John, Arch Rock is true! We were able to finalize the deal, open escrow, and successfully transfer the temporary liquor license on Thursday. Tomas Castelo (operating partner) and I were able to take early possession Friday morning with the help of Mike Anderson, John Giammanco, and Danny Quinn. Our immediate objective was to secure a stable tenant for the Hutton Parker Foundation (landlord) and keep a heartbeat inside the space ultimately allowing 40± staff the opportunity to remain employed. “Since coming in, our team has been blown away by the staff ’s commitment to Arch Rock, which is a testament to both the brand and the Higgins family (previous owner). Our plan is to keep the name, keep the staff, keep the menu, and just provide the infrastructure and support currently needed for this brand to be a long-term success. With the support of the community, hard work, and sound business practices, I don’t see any reason why this objective can’t be accomplished. This project served many purposes, and we are grateful to have the chance to participate. Sincerely, John Bennett, Arch Rock.” MOO: The Milpas Street Cow dates back to 1940,

when there were numerous dairies operating around the city. That year, the Live Oak Dairy built the building at  North Milpas, complete with the nowfamous cow perched on top. Reader PrimeTime tells me that renovations recently started at that address and adds that the outside patio was taken out. In 2011, I wrote that an eatery named Sublime would be taking over that spot, and PrimeTime suggests that those plans remain on track. TINO’S UPDATE: Regarding Tino’s Italian Grocery & Deli at  East De la Guerra Street, that is planning to move to Carrillo Street, here is an update from reader Pam: “The patriarch may be gone, and the ‘old’ deli may be moving; however, the matriarch, Edith, is still here, and rumor has it she is opening a new deli/ grocery-type store in the ‘old’ location. Since Edith was the co-owner and ‘Mrs. Tino’ for over 50 years, tradition will carry on for years to come, albeit with a few changes and possibly some improvements. Thanks, Edith, for stepping up and carrying on!” SILVERGREENS UPDATE: This just in from Silvergreens restaurant ( Chapala St.;  Embarcadero del Mar, Isla Vista): “Both our breakfast and lunch and dinner menus now feature several new menu items. We are excited to introduce our new Pepper Jack Steak breakfast burrito along with our new pancake

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breakfast option. Our pancake entrée comes with three buttermilk pancakes topped with a delicious mixed berry sauce, powdered sugar, and whipped cream. Our new Dynamite Burger is a hit: a fire-grilled 100 percent natural beef patty topped with crunchy green fries, tomato, lettuce, and Sriracha dynamite sauce on a toasted brioche bun. We also added three new side-menu items: Kale & Cranberry Salad, Pesto Caprese Couscous, and Edamame Quinoa. In addition to new items added to our menu, we also brought back some favorites to our menu: El Capitan Salad, Crunchy Green Fries, and our Chicken Alfredo. Also starting this month, we will now open our doors at 7:30 a.m. every day.” MUSEUM CAFÉ UPDATE: Reader Mari let me know there is a new message on the website for the Museum Café,  State Street: “As of January 13, 2014, The Museum Café is temporarily closed due to a change in operators. Please check back here for updated information. We apologize for any inconvenience.” FILM FEAST: Santa Barbara’s Film Feast is a unique take on Restaurant Week. Coinciding with the th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) January 30 - February 9, Film Feast participants (restaurants, wine tasting rooms, and hotels) offer special tasting menus and hotel packages using the theme “Made in Santa Barbara.” Tasting-menu highlights include “The Graduate Wine Flight” at Au Bon Climat Wine Tasting Room and Jim Clendenen Wine Library, which includes eight wines comprising four sets — one older and one younger vintage of the same wine. “Santa Barbara Talent with Local Ingredients” at Savoy Café and Deli offers diners a choice of “Katy Perry Goleta Goodland Grub” or “Jack Johnson Farm-to-Fork.” Restaurants offering prix fixe menus during the SBIFF include Alchemy Arts Café, Andersen’s, Arlington Tavern, Bistro , Blue Agave, Blush, Brasil Arts Café, Ca’ Dario, Crocodile Restaurant, Downey’s, Enterprise Fish Company, Finch & Fork, Julienne, Live Food Café, La Arcada Bistro, Nardonne’s, Olio e Limone, Opal Restaurant, Paradise Café, Pascucci, Sandbar, Savoy Café, Scarlett Begonia, State & Fig, The Lark, The Palace Grill, and Ty Lounge.

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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. 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. sTATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF UsE OF FIcTITIOUs BUsINEss NAME The following Fictitious Business Name is being abandoned: National commercial Realty at 735 State Suite 104 Santa Barbara, CA 93101 The original statement for use of this Fictitious Business Name was filed Nov 1, 2013. in the County of Santa Barbara. Original file no. 2013‑ 0003341. The person(s) or entities abandoning use of this name are as follows: Jennifer Lynn Stokes‑Pena 380 Woodley Road Santa Barbara, CA 93108 This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 27, 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 30 Feb 6, 13, 20 2014.

FiCtitiOus Business nAme stAtement 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: 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: 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.

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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 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: “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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.

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

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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: 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: 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: 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: Open sea Enterprises at 4839 El Carro Lane Carpinteria, CA 93013; Nicholas Lensander 1482 E. Valley Road Suite 650 Santa Barbara, CA 93108; Theresa Lensander (same address) This business is conducted by an Copartners Signed: Nicholas Lensander 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‑ 0000126. Published: Jan 30. Feb 6, 13, 20 2014. FIcTITIOUs BUsINEss NAME sTATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Yogurtland at 621 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Ohoh, Inc (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Eui Oh‑President This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 27, 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‑ 0000225. Published: Jan 30. Feb 6, 13, 20 2014.

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AUDIT AND ADVISORY SERVICES Performs a wide variety of support functions for the department and its programs. Develops and maintains departmental procedures, templates, forms, paper and electronic filing systems. Assists with reporting needs and researches audit and related issues via the internet and other methods. Applies detailed knowledge of programs and services to respond to inquiries from the University community. Reqs: Excellent judgment and discretion in handling sensitive information. Ability to effectively handle multiple deadlines and priorities, while maintaining a high degree of accuracy. Excellent writing and communication skills. High degree of computer literacy, including experience with or ability to quickly learn audit and campus‑specific computer applications. Notes: Fingerprinting required. This is a 75% time position. $16.97 ‑ $20.15/ hr. For primary consideration apply by 2/10/14, thereafter open until filled. AA/ EOE Apply online at https://Jobs.­ucsb. edu Job #20140034

HEALTH INFORMA­TION ASSOCIATE

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 medical records experience. Must have some 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

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

WORK & TRAVEL $$$$$. Energy jobs available in Northern California...$500.00/$1200.00 per week... must be 18+. BBB accredited Company... apply online at www.­ energyplus1.com, 1(208)590‑2870. EOE. (Cal‑SCAN)

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

Computer/Tech

SUPERCOMPUTING CONSULTANT

ENTERPRISE TECHNOLOGY SERVICES Responsible for enhancing the use of supercomputing at UCSB, and is the primary interface with regional and national supercomputing centers. Responsibilities include planning, documentation, communications, class support, and user training courses, and allocation and monitoring UCSB use of supercomputing time and resources. Duties specifically include helping users of all capabilities with problems, developing and optimizing complex code, using distributed queuing systems, and visualization. Additionally, the position includes teaching orientation classes, maintaining software packages used in support of regional and national supercomputing, monitoring availability of the machines and notifying classes of any downtime. Reqs: Education and experience equivalent to an undergraduate degree in an appropriate field such as math, physics, engineering, or computer science. Excellent communication skills. Advanced knowledge of software development, performance tools, optimization, debugging tools, and numerical libraries and parallel numerical libraries. Requires in‑depth knowledge of FORTRAN, C, and associated mathematics techniques for parallelization of large programs. Graphics knowledge and an ability to assist others in production of complex graphics results in the form of video, and simple plots is also required. Experience in large‑scale and high‑ performance parallel computing systems and in computationally oriented fields (e.g., Fluid, Physics, Chemistry, Structures, etc.) is important. Note: Fingerprinting required. $61,000 ‑ $80,838/yr. For primary consideration apply by 2/5/14, thereafter open until filled. AA/EOE Apply online at https://Jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20140033

General Full-Time 12 Pro Drivers needed. Full Benefits + Top 1% Pay. Recent Grads Welcome. CDL A Req ‑ 877‑258‑8782. www.ad‑ drivers.com (Cal‑SCAN)

Management

Student Housing Co‑ op hiring Executive Director.

Santa Barbara Student Housing Co‑op is seeking an experienced manager with co‑op values to lead our growing non‑profit housing cooperative. Visit our website at www.sbcoop.org to view job description. Application deadline is February 2.

Professional

ACADEMIC ADVISOR

COLLEGE OF LETTERS & SCIENCE Possess expert knowledge in current university and college degree requirements, and in college policy, procedures and precedents related to undergraduate matters. Contributes to the design, implementation and evaluation of revisions in university or college policy and procedure. Analyzes and acts independently on petitions for exceptions to college and university policy. Uses knowledge to advise students in developing educational plans that will help identify and achieve life and career goals. Supervises students in academic difficulty and develops appropriate action plans. Reqs: Previous work experience with University‑level Academic Advising. Familiar with computer applications such as Microsoft Office Suite. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience. Note: Fingerprinting required. $3,980 ‑ $4,179/mo. For primary consideration apply by 2/5/14, thereafter open until filled. AA/EOE Apply online at https:­// Jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20140028 AIRLINE CAREERS – Become an Aviation Maintenance Tech. FAA approved training. Financial aid if qualified – Housing available. Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 877‑492‑3059

Community Educa­tion Coord.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Santa Barbara Computer Repair, Santabarbaracomputer Repair, Santa Barbara Computer Repairs, Santabarbarascomputer Repairs, Santa Barbara PC Mechanic, Sbpcmechanic at 309 E Micheltorna Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Ramsin Eivazzadeh (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Ramsin Eivzzadeh This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 27, 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‑ 0000218. Published: Jan 30. Feb 6, 13, 20 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Express Employment Professionals at 1025 Chapala Street Ste 206 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Karlan, Inc (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Karen Dwyer, President This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 22, 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: 2014‑0000158. Published: Jan 30. Feb 6, 13, 20 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: National Commercial Realty at 735 State Street Suite 407 Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; National Commercial Realty, Inc(same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Jennifer Lynn Stokes‑Pena This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 27, 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 Morelas. FBN Number: 2014‑ 0000246. Published: Jan 30. Feb 6, 13, 20 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Santa Barbara Fulfillment at 22 Anacapa Street #5 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; The Sisquoc Healthcare Corporation 5000 Birch Street, Ste 3000 Newport Beach, CA 92660 This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Mark Flick 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 Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2014‑0000098. Published: Jan 30. Feb 6, 13, 20 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Deigaard Nursery at 5295 Shoreline Drive Goleta, CA 93117; St Edward George 6563 Trigo Road, Suite 101 Goleta, 93117 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Claudia St George This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 21, 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: 2014‑0000137. Published: Jan 30. Feb 6, 13, 20 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Kimmie Dee’s No Indoor Voices Productions at 733 Olive Street Santa Barbara, CA 93102; Kimberly Ann Deisler (same address) Glen George Deisler (same address) This business is conducted by a Married Couple Signed: Kimberly Deisler This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 21, 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: 2014‑0000146. Published: Jan 30. Feb 6, 13, 20 2014.

GRADUATE DIVISION Assists in establishing priorities, setting goals, and developing best practices for graduate student professional development services. Manages Graduate Student Resource Center; researches, evaluates, and updates written and electronic resources; develops and implements marketing and outreach programs to promote programs and services; writes articles and announcements; oversees peer advising program; assists in the development and presentation of workshops; manages the Graduate Division’s New Student Orientation, Fellowship Receptions, Graduate Student Showcase, and other special events. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent combination of education and prior experience; advanced degree strongly desired. Demonstrated supervisory and leadership experience, excellent written and oral communication skills; proven experience in academic program administration, management and analysis. Demonstrated ability to assimilate, analyze and present information and data from diverse

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Easy Bear at 2877 Exeter Pl Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Noah E. Donnelley 14817 Sylvan St Apt 2 Van Nuys, CA 91411; Joey A Enthoven 290 Dos Caminos Ave Ventura, CA 93003; Matthew Lopez 2877 Exeter Pl Santa Barbara, CA 93105 This business is conducted by an General Partnership Signed: Matthew Mercer This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 17, 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: 2014‑0000136. Published: Jan 30. Feb 6, 13, 20 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Santa Barbara PC Tech, SB PC Tech at 21 E Canon Perdido #209 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Ricardo Frustockl 810 E Canon Perdido Santa Barbara, CA 93103 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Ricardo Frustockl This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 24, 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: 2014‑0000192. Published: Jan 30. Feb 6, 13, 20 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Imaginal Journeys at 2291 Whitney Avenue Summerland, CA 93067; Veronica Goodchild (same address) Robert D Romanyshyn 2291 Whitney Avenue Summerland, CA 93067 This business is conducted by a Married Couple Signed: Robert D. Romanyshyn This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 23, 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‑ 0000184. Published: Jan 30. Feb 6, 13, 20 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Left Hand Greeting Cards at 420 East De La Guerra Street Apt 214 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Yvonne Ranney (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Yvonne Ranney This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 21, 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‑ 0000143. Published: Jan 30. Feb 6, 13, 20 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Santa Barbara Mobile Car Wash Pro’s at 6632 Del Playa Road Road Unit A Goleta, CA 93111; Bijan Omid (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Bijan Omid This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 24, 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‑ 0000201. Published: Jan 30. Feb 6, 13, 20 2014.

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sources. Experience indicating ability to work independently, solve problems, exercise sound judgment and organize varied responsibilities. Ability to establish efficient procedures, track progress, meet deadlines and performance targets. Previous work experience in a college or university setting required. Note: Fingerprinting required. $3,980 ‑ $4,380/mo. For primary consideration apply by 2/4/14, thereafter open until filled. AA/EOE Apply online at https:// Jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20140027

FINANCIAL & BUD­GET COORDINATOR COORDINATOR, GRADUATE STUDENT PROFESSIONAL DE­VELOPMENT

phone 965-5208

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: S.B. Homegrown at 3711 San Remo Drive #2 Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Marciano Chan (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Marciano Chan This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 22, 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: 2014‑0000165. Published: Jan 30. Feb 6, 13, 20 2014.

employment and administration. Advises researchers and support staff on contract and grant compliance issues. Assists faculty in identification of relevant grant program announcements. Provides grant proposal preparation and grant and extramural funding administration. Reqs: Excellent organization skills with ability to pay strict attention to detail. Ability to prioritize work load within deadlines. Excellent communication skills. Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Excel. Note: Fingerprinting required. $18.91 ‑ $21.00/hr. For primary consideration apply by 2/5/14 thereafter open until filled. AA/EOE Apply online at https://Jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20140029

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COLLEGE OF LETTERS & SCIENCE Responsible for coordinating and overseeing all financial and accounting operations for the College of Letters and Science, Division of Undergraduate Education. Collaborates with the Assistant Dean to develop and implement financial systems and procedures; monitors College budgets; prepares cost projections and cost analyses; reviews monthly financial statements and analyzes spending patterns; and oversees payroll. Provides direction and support to department staff regarding accounting procedures and policy areas including purchasing, gift administration, accounts payable, bi‑weekly and monthly payroll, and others areas as needed. In consultation with Assistant Dean, analyzes and resolves problems and provides input toward maintaining efficiency and accuracy of financial operations. Reqs: Must be proficient with MS Office suite, including the use of Excel for in‑ depth data analysis. Familiar with PPS, Gateway, Kronos, BORIS, ALLN01, Espresso including transfer of expense (TOE), transfer of funds (TOF), Flexcard, and Data Warehouse. Familiarity with UC’s accounting, purchasing, travel and entertainment policies and procedures. Working knowledge of UCSB financial procedures and Cost Accounting Standards. Notes: Fingerprinting required. $18.91 ‑ $21.74/hr. This is an Internal to External recruitment

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Proper Adventures at 901 Garcia Road Santa Barbara, CA 93103; (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Trevor Borden This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 21, 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‑ 0000141. Published: Jan 30. Feb 6, 13, 20 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Motor Brake & Wheel Services, Inc. at 124 W. De La Guerra Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Barry Hoffert This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 24, 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: 2014‑0000211. Published: Jan 30. Feb 6, 13, 20 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. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Summerland Inn at 2161 Ortega Hill Road Summerland, CA 93067; Hwei Mei Lu Ko (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Hwei Mei Lu Ko 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 Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2013‑0003826. Published: Jan 9, 16, 23, 30 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013-0003832 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Edward Jones, 125 E. De La Guerra Street, Suite 101, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; County of Santa Barbara, 12555 Manchester Road, Saint Louis, MO 63131 EDJ Holding Company, Inc., 12555 Manchester Road, Saint Louis, MO 63131 giving primary consideration to current This business is conducted by Limited Partnership The registrant commenced to transact business UC employees who apply by 2/10/14. under the fictitious business name or names External applications may be considered listed above on 8/7/2002 if an internal candidate is not selected. I declare that all information in this statement is AA/EOE Apply online at https://Jobs.­ true and correct. (A registrant who declares as ucsb.edu Job #20140037 true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) S/ Kay Bradley, Asst. Secretary of EDJ Holding Company, Inc., General Partner of Edward D. Jones & Co., L.P. Santa Barbara & Ventura Counties. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Private chauffeur available. Can also Santa Barbara on December 31, 2013 drive your luxury motor vehicle. Personal NOTICE-In accordance with Section 17920(a), a assisting service also available. Class Fictitious Name Statement generally expires five B license. Computer skills. Excellent years from the date it was filed with the County driving record with DMV documents Clerk, except as provided in Section 17920(b), upon request. 805‑201‑ 5049/ where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant jonrondesbeem@yahoo.com to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New Skilled Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). Original 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20/14 CNS-2583224# SANTA BARBARA INDEPENDENT

Private Chauffeur/ Personal Assistant

HVAC/COMMERCIAL FOOD SERVICE ME­CHANIC

HOUSING & RESIDENTIAL SERVICES Performs a variety of skilled tasks in connection with the installation, maintenance and repair of HVAC systems and related equipment for the University owned Residence Halls, Apartments, Dining Commons and related buildings. Reqs: At least 4 years journeyman experience as a trades craftsman in the area of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. EPA Technicians certification or ability to acquire within 6 months of employment. High school diploma or GED. Skills to use and maintain tools and equipment in a safe and secure manner. Notes: Fingerprinting required. Maintain a valid CA driver’s license, a clean DMV record and enrollment in the DMV Employee Pull‑ Notice Program. Ability to respond to emergency calls after duty hours. May be required to carry pager and/or change work shifts to meet operational needs of department. $30.86/hr. For primary consideration apply by 2/6/14, thereafter open until filled. AA/EOE Apply online at https:// Jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20140024

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.

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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 (CITACION JUDICIAL) NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): Jill LaFleur, aka Jill Elizabeth LaFleur, aka Jill Vanasten, aka Jill Elizabeth Fleur, individually and DBA The Wedding Planner; DOES 1 through 20, inclusive. YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: (LO ESTA DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): American Express Bank, FSB, federal savings bank NOTICE! You have been sued.The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this Summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case.There may be a court form that you can use your for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self‑Help Center(www.courtinfo.­ ca. gov/selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, askthe court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.­ lawhelpcalifornia.org), the California Courts Online Self‑Help Center (www.­courtinfo.ca.gov/ selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. 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.­g ov/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 number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an

attorney, is: Lina M. Michael (Bar #237842) MICHAEL & ASSOCIATES, PC 555 St. Charles Drive, Suite 204, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 (El nombre, la direccion y el numbero de telefono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es) DATE: June 7, 2013: Gary M. Blair, Executive, Officer, By Dawn Young, Deputy (Delgado) Published Jan 16, 23, 30 2013. Feb 6 2014. 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 de California. NOTE: If a judgment or support order is entered, the court may order you to pay all or part of the fees and costs that the court waived for yourself or for the other party. If this happens, the party ordered to pay fees shall be given notice and an opportunity to request a hearing to set aside the order to pay wavied court fees. AVISO: Si se emite un fallo u orden de manutencion, la corte puede ordenar que usted pague parte de, o todas las cuotas y cuotas de la corte previamente exentas a peticion de usted o de la otra parte. Si esto ocurre, la parte orderada a pagar estas cuotas debe recibir aviso y la oportunidad de solicitar una audiencia para anular la orden pagar las cuotas exentas. 1. The name and address of the court is: (El nombre, direccion de la corte es) COOK DIVISION 312‑C EAST COOK STREET SANTA MARIA, CA 93454‑5165 2. The name, address, and telephone number of petitioner’s attorney, or petitioner without an attorney, is: (El nombre, la direccion y el numero de telefono del abogado del demandante, o de demandante que no tiene abogado, es) Esmaeil Hedayatpoor 1412 Burton Mesa Blvd, Lompoc, CA 93436 Date (Fecha): Dec 5, 2013. Clerk (Actuario), Gary Blair, by John Tennant, Deputy (Asistente). Published Jan 16, 23, 30 2013. Feb 6 2013. 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 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;

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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. SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): CHRIS VALDEZ, an Individual YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: (LO ESTA DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): BENJAMIN TATMAN, an Individual NOTICE! You have been sued.The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this Summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case.There may be a court form that you can use your for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self‑Help Center(www.courtinfo.­ ca. gov/selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, askthe court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.­ lawhelpcalifornia.org), the California Courts Online Self‑Help Center (www.­courtinfo.ca.gov/ selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. 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. AVISO! 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.­g ov/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. 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Sparky was at the Santa Maria shelter and was very scared. Nobody realized that he was blind! He just finished with all his surgery and aftercare, but will need eyedrops for the rest of his life. Very fun and sweet, he’s neutered, all shots and chipped.

Meet Sammy

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SANTA BARBARA Dual living possibili-

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

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

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

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

Upon Request GTProp.com/362PorLaMar

6985 CAT CANYON ROAD

625 N. ALISOS STREET

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

PENDING

SANTA MARIA 76 acre parcel with

SANTA BARBARA Prime location!

LOMPOC Flat, level, .9 acre commercial

LOMPOC Triplex on corner lot. 3/1

potential for home sites, horses and farming. Easy access to and from Cat Canyon

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

lot in sought out area. Close to airport & businesses. Perfect for owner/investor.

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

LOMPOC Commercial/residential lot. .28 acres of level, useable land to build a myriad of commercial buildings.

$535,000 GTprop.com/6985CatCanyon

$489,000 GTprop.com/625NAlisos

$389,000 GTprop.com/424Commerce

$279,000 GTprop.com/237NorthD

$189,000 GTprop.com/118SouthJ

Happy Anniversary Goodwin & Thyne Properties Outstanding Value. Outstanding results.

For over 10 years! BRE# 01477382

www.GTprop.com 2000 State Street, Santa Barbara 805.899.1100


Santa Barbara Independent, 01/30/14