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Leo and Marty Come to Town; John Zant Interviews Bruce Dern; Josef Woodard’s Mid-Fest Report; Shannon Kelley Peeps Parties; and More Must-See Movies

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You’d never guess that Sarah Sinclair found her new love in a San Diego bar on a Sunday morning, but it’s true. The barkeep had a litter of shiba puppies there, and Sarah and Scout fell in love. And we know why. In the short week our new advertising director has been here, both ad and edit sides have perked up noticeably. Sarah spent “20 and a half” years moving up the sales ladder from classifieds to advertising director at the Santa Barbara News-Press and then moved to Maps.com, where she rose to president and CEO before it changed hands. She especially likes that The Indy gets involved in so many events, like Wear Red Day this Friday to combat women’s heart disease. “A newspaper is an integral part of the community,” she said. “It can help so many groups and nonprofits publicize events.”

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County of Santa Barbara Board of Supervisors NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Adoption of the Mission Canyon Community Plan Tuesday, February 18, 2014 Board of Supervisors Hearing Room 105 E. Anapamu St. 4th Floor Santa Barbara, CA 93101 On February 18, 2014, the County Board of Supervisors will conduct the first of at least two public hearings to consider the recommendation of the Santa Barbara Planning Commission and City of Santa Barbara City Council (City Council) regarding adoption of the Mission Canyon Community Plan (MCCP), pursuant to Government Code §65353; Comprehensive Plan amendments, pursuant to Government Code §65353; Land Use and Development Code (LUCD) amendments, pursuant to Government Code §65854; adoption of the Mission Canyon Residential Design Guidelines; and certification of the Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR). The County of Santa Barbara was the lead agency preparing the Final EIR to inform decision-makers and the public regarding potential environmental impacts related to the project in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA, Public Resources Code §21000 et seq.). The hearings are part of a multi-year project by the community and the County to address the land use and resource issues specific to Mission Canyon. In part, the project includes replacing the 1984 Mission Canyon Area Specific Plan with the proposed MCCP. On February 18, 2014, the Board of Supervisors hearing will consider certifying the Final EIR and adoption of CEQA Findings, Statement of Overriding Considerations, and Mitigation Monitoring Program and forwarding the certified Final EIR to the City Council. After the February 18, 2014 Board of Supervisors hearing, the City Council will consider the certified FEIR, CEQA findings, Statement of Overriding Considerations, and Mitigation Monitoring Program and consider approval of the MCCP (date not yet scheduled). On April 1, 2014, the Board of Supervisors will consider the City Council’s recommendations (if any) on the MCCP and consider adoption of the MCCP, Residential Design Guidelines, Comprehensive Plan Amendments, and LUDC Amendments. To review the documents, please visit the project website: http://longrange.sbcountyplanning.org/planareas/mission_canyon/missioncanyon.php

The documents may also be reviewed at the County Planning and Development Department located at 123 East Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara or copies may be purchased at Cyber Copy, 504 N. Milpas Street, Santa Barbara, CA. Written comments can be sent to: Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors, c/o Clerk of the Board, 105 East Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101, or you may provide verbal comments in person at the Board of Supervisors hearings. For more information, please contact the County Planning and Development Department: Email: TRodrigu@co.santa-barbara.ca.us | Tel: 805-568-3380 Attendance and participation by the public is invited and encouraged. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact the Hearing Support Staff (805) 568-2000. Notification at least 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable the Hearing Support Staff to make reasonable arrangements.

The Future of Microfinance and the Role of Muhammad Yunus Rick Ifland Westmont Associate Professor of Economics and Business Director of the Eaton Program for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

5:30 p.m., Thursday, February 13, 2014 University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara Street Free and open to the public. For information, call 565-6051. Muhammad Yunus, a Nobel Peace Prize recipient noted for promoting microfinance, will speak at Westmont’s President’s Breakfast February 28, 2014. In preparation for this talk, Rick Ifland will discuss the challenges and efficacy of microfinance in the developed and developing worlds. A Westmont alumnus and successful entrepreneur, he studied international law, original economic theory and international distributive justice at Oxford University. He will discuss the positive and negative aspects of the roles played by the United States and Europe in microfinance, the changing nature of democracy, and capitalism in developing countries, noting Yunus’ critical role in these areas.

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Pair Arrested in Downtown Gang Stabbing

Two 18-year-olds were arrested for assault with a deadly weapon following a gang-related stabbing that occurred on the corner of Carrillo and Chapala streets early Monday afternoon. Police Sgt. Riley Harwood said Javier Hernandez of Oxnard (left, sitting) and Juan Vasquez of Goleta were arrested after a fight that left a 31-year-old man with a single non-life-threatening stab wound to his back. A witness heard the name of a Santa Barbara gang shouted during the altercation. Both Hernandez and Vasquez are booked in County Jail on $30,000 bail. Harwood declined to offer additional details, citing the open investigation. — Kelsey Brugger

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Montecito resident Martin Maguire (pictured), 51, was sentenced to nine years in state prison for driving drunk and running head-on into a Canadian couple riding their motorcycle on Old Coast Highway last May. Both the husband and wife — on a cross-continent road trip — lost their left legs in the collision. Maguire pleaded guilty to multiple felony charges in November and admitted to a prior DUI offense. During Tuesday’s sentencing hearing, victim Ellen Atwood addressed Maguire and the court: “Mr. Maguire, you have forever changed our lives. … You have changed the lives of everyone I know. … As you stand on your two feet today, understand I will never be able to do that.”

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BY N I C K W E L S H arryl Genis, Santa Barbara’s most famously and flamboyantly combative defense attorney, had his right to practice law suspended for a 90-day period by the State Bar of California, had his professional license placed on probation for two years, and was ordered to attend anger management counseling from a licensed professional twice a month for the duration. Richard Honn, judge of the State Bar Court, ruled that Genis had engaged in “multiple acts of wrongdoing, bad faith, significant harm to the administration of justice, indifference toward rectification or atonement for the consequences of his misconduct and contemptuous attitude” toward a panel of appellate judges. In rendering his punishment, Honn said Genis’s “lack of insight raises concerns as to whether his misconduct may recur and is particularly troubling to this court.” Genis, a specialist in DUI defenses, has emerged as one of the county’s best-known attorneys, having won several high-stakes, high-profile cases in recent years in which he’s attacked the personal credibility, integrity, and competence of law enforcement officers, prosecuting attorneys, and at times, the judges themselves. Honn described Genis’s style as “very aggressive,” noting the zealousness with which he pursued his clients’ interests. But in at least two cases, Honn found that Genis went too far, 10

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crossing the line of ethical conduct. Honn found Genis guilty of “willful disobedience” for repeatedly ignoring a San Luis Obispo judge’s order to show up in court in 2011 to represent a client charged with driving under the influence. Frustrated by multiple delays in the case, the judge ordered Genis to appear rather than send an associate, as he had at least twice, who was either not prepared or authorized to move the matter forward. Genis knowingly ignored the judge in one instance, Honn said, so he could attend a legal education seminar in New Orleans. In Santa Barbara, Honn found that Genis ignored Judge Brian Hill’s repeated admonitions during a 2012 case to not ask two Santa Barbara police officers — Aaron Tudor and Kasi Beutel — any questions in front of the jury regarding allegations of perjury. Such questions, Hill had insisted at the time, would serve to improperly prejudice the jurors against the two officers. Genis asked anyway, prompting Hill to impose a $2,000 sanction.“Respondent [Genis] harmed the administration of justice,” Honn wrote.“His failure to obey court orders required the courts to repeatedly admonish him. Honn added that Genis’s insistence that he did not understand the admonitions were “unbelievable and disingenuous.” But Honn rejected two of the four allegations against Genis filed by State Bar prosecutors. In

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those instances, Honn found that Genis acted in a good faith — if erroneous — belief that a county prosecutor had committed a misdemeanor. In that case, Genis had threatened to file a misconduct complaint against a prosecutor who’d turned over otherwise confidential legal notes to an attorney taking over a case before the transfer had been authorized by a judge. Prosecutors fumed that Genis acted with malice by filing the complaint, which they saw as an overthe-top intimidation tactic. The judge disagreed. Genis said he will “almost certainly appeal” the decision, adding, “In the end, I believe I will be fully exonerated.” If not, he said, he would take comfort in having “worked tirelessly as an advocate for my clients.” If he loses his appeal, he said the suspension would allow him to spend time with “my beautiful two children and my beloved wife.” In conclusion, Genis noted that even Judge Hill had described him as “probably the best DUI lawyer on the Central Coast,” and because of his prowess, the District Attorney had “gone to extraordinary lengths to try to muzzle me.” Honn’s verdict must be upheld by a threejudge State Bar panel to which Genis can appeal. After that, the California Supreme Court must uphold it, as well. Every year, about 250 California attorneys are either suspended or disbarred in disciplinary actions.

Dozens of activists gathered in De la Guerra Plaza (pictured) to rally against the proposed Keystone XL pipeline — which would transport crude oil from Canada across the U.S. for export — after the State Department released its final environmental impact report on the project on 2/3. “The Keystone XL pipeline will be a huge source of carbon pollution and clearly fails the climate test set by President Obama,” said Max Golding of 350.org, whose organization and a host of others called on Obama to keep his commitment to reduce carbon pollution and reject the pipeline. Preliminary plans to locate a Tesla dealership on a vacant car lot on Hitchcock Way were approved 2/4 by Santa Barbara’s Architectural Board of Review. Tesla makes luxury electric cars known for their powerful engines, sweeping lines, and high prices. Although Tesla would give the existing lot a major makeover, the dealership operates differently than most. Only a few display vehicles would be kept on hand; cars would be ordered on demand, but a large service bay would be maintained. Although Tesla has garnered the key approval it needs from City Hall, the company has yet to sign a lease with the property owner.


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A Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital patient is suing the health-care giant for negligence and violating medical confidentiality laws after safeguards protecting the personal information of 32,500 patients were removed last December and some of the information appeared online. The class-action lawsuit filed by Kenneth Rice seeks nominal damages of MUM: Cottage reps said they can’t talk about $1,000 per patient. active litigation. On December 12, Cottage notified its patients that a third-party vendor, InSync — a codefendant in the suit — removed “electronic security protections” from one of its servers. Medical files containing the name, address, and date of birth of patients were exposed, including “very limited personal health information” — diagnosis, lab results, and procedures performed — for some patients. The files did not include Social Security numbers, according to a statement issued by Cottage, and there is “no reason to suspect that the limited data exposed might be misused.” But according to Los Angeles–based lawyer Brian Kabateck, the law does not require the affected patients to prove actual harm. “The mere releasing of information is enough to make them eligible [for the class-action lawsuit],” he explained. About six other patients have contacted him. “You can’t close the barn door once the cow has gotten out,” added Kabateck, who has worked on legislation to protect patients from such breaches. He claimed that the records were in an unencrypted cloud server accessible for two months (September 29 – December 2) by “any 14-year-old” who surfed the web. “This is a reoccurring problem,” Kabateck went on. “Hospitals are being careless — using outside vendors, not encrypting data, and not using password protections.” In response, Cottage issued this statement: “Cottage takes its obligation to protect health information very seriously. We have notified the patients involved in the recent data disclosure and will continue to investigate the unique circumstances that led to this — Kelsey Brugger event. However, we are unable to comment on an active lawsuit.”

With Santa Barbara’s much vaunted Funk Zone sprouting new outdoor murals on almost a weekly basis, the city’s Architectural Board of Review (ABR) has asserted its regulatory authority, notifying arts organizations promoting murals that city permits are required. Although the ABR is known for its aesthetic fussiness, its members expressed an open attitude toward the muralists, who in recent years converted the side of Red’s and a soon-to-be demolished structure on Mason Street into revolving-door exhibition galleries for up-and-coming artists. City planners said the murals, even if unpermitted, have helped discourage taggers and graffiti artists.

COUNTY The Southern California Gas Company’s hope to expand its natural gas storage facility under the bluffs above Goleta Beach meets its latest hurdle next week, as the California Coastal Commission considers an appeal of the project, which was approved by the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors last year. The appeal is being brought by Goleta Against Drilling, whose spokesperson Madlyn Monchamp believes that the project will “harm environmentally sensitive habitat areas and agricultural lands and will endanger our health and the health of our children.” Officials with SoCalGas have repeatedly assured that the project is safe. Though many of the concerns raised over the past year from environmentalists and Goleta officials remain unaddressed, the State Lands Commission is preparing to take action on 2/21 and most likely approve Venoco Inc.’s plan to reopen an old oil well off of a pier below

WORRIED: “I am not calm and collected,” said Ray Stokes, manager of the Central Coast Water Authority.

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the fairways of Sandpiper Golf Course. While both Venoco and State Lands believe the well is repressurizing (which could lead to future spills), critics do not think those claims have been borne out by the project’s final environmental impact report. If the plan is approved, Goleta then must further analyze whether it would need to issue permits to allow the project to proceed. The City of Goleta’s public-relations campaign against its tax-sharing deal with the county — the revenue neutrality agreement (RNA) — will move forward, although without paying an outside PR company to help with the process. The city recently received flak for an RNA-related $30,000 opinion poll that an outside firm posed to voters; 602 people rated the Goleta City Council, the Board of Supervisors, and Supervisor Janet Wolf, who is being challenged by Goleta City Councilmember Roger Aceves. Several coucilmembers said that pressuring the county to do away with the RNA — under which Goleta has given the county $80 million — isn’t politically motivated. Nearly half of survey respondents said they wanted the RNA to stop. The Goleta City Council voted 3-2 Tuesday to deny the proposed drive-through at the McDonald’s in the Camino Real Marketplace, upholding an appeal to the project filed by the Goodland Coalition. The Council’s hearing on the appeal in November was continued after some councilmembers asked the restaurant’s developers to revise the project to better address traffic concerns about the drive-through causing traffic congestion; the revision wasn’t enough to ease the worries of Jim Farr, Paula Perotte, and Ed Easton, who voted against it. cont’d page 12 

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ith Governor Jerry Brown openly ruminating on the possibility California is now in the throes of a “mega-drought,” the Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced that the State Water Project will not be making any deliveries in the year 2014. That marks the first time ever in the system’s 54-year history that the farmers and urban water customers who have come to rely upon state water — 25 million people and 1 million acres — will get not a drop. Last November, DWR announced that the State Water Project would be delivering only 5 percent of contracted allotments to 29 local agencies. “Obviously it’s a hit,” said Ray Stokes, manager of the Central Coast Water Authority (CCWA), the joint-powers agency responsible for importing state water into Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. “But we were anticipating this and planning accordingly.” That being said, Stokes acknowledged the unprecedented nature of the declaration. “I am not calm and collected,” he confessed. Although California’s water picture seemed to get somewhat rosier last week after a few feet of snow fell in the Sierras, it still was only 12 percent of normal. At the same time, state hydrologists have declared that 9 percent of the California landmass was experiencing what they termed “extreme drought”— a first in the past 15 years. Long-term water planners are now suggesting the state is in the worst water predicament since the 1880s. Grabbing national headlines is the fact that 17 communities throughout California are now officially without water, and hydrogeologists are tossing about the term “mega-drought” in reference to the prospect that California’s water woes might transcend the usual seven-year and 20-year drought cycles that water planners have come to recognize. As a hypothetical matter, the Santa Barbara water agencies participating in the State Water Project — all of them except for Lompoc — are contractually entitled to receive up to 45,686 acre-feet of water a year. As a practical matter, however, the system can rarely make good

on full delivery. The only time that’s happened since Santa Barbara voters endorsed hooking up to state water back in 1991 was in 2006. The difference between zero and 5 percent translates to 2,274 acre-feet of water. But for the City of Solvang and the Montecito Water District — the two agencies most dependent upon state water — every little bit would help. Without full delivery, these two agencies will find themselves hard-pressed to get through the coming year without declaring severe emergency conditions. Montecito could go dry as early as this summer. Of greater strategic importance is that the San Joaquin River Delta — the pinch point for deliveries from the state’s north to the south — has been declared utterly impassable. That’s because water levels there have dropped to record lows and salt-water intrusion to record highs. Even so, Stokes is hoping this will change. Should that happen, CCWA would have the physical wherewithal to buy water from rice farmers or water agencies to the north with supplies to spare. That assumes, of course, such willing sellers exist. Under the current drought declared by Gov. Brown, Stokes said, any water wheeling-dealing would be restricted to the months of July, August, and September, a time when demand is typically highest and supply lowest. In past years, the CCWA has banked about 13,680 acre-feet of state water into the vast inland San Luis Reservoir. Because San Luis is located south of the delta, there should be no technical problem delivering that water to Lake Cachuma. For most South Coast water agencies, state water has been a supplemental supply. Santa Barbara, Carpinteria, Santa Maria, and Goleta enjoy relatively large underground aquifers, which they can draw down to compensate for the loss of state water and for diminished capacity at Lake Cachuma. Thus far, Solvang, Montecito, and the County of Santa Barbara have already issued declarations of a Stage  drought, meaning that customers are being asked to cut back consumption by 20 percent. Goleta and Carpinteria have yet to issue similar declarations.

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The controversial Paradiso del Mare project moved forward Tuesday, after the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to deny an appeal filed by environmental groups following the County Planning Commission’s go-ahead in November. Located just west of the Bacara and next door to Naples, the project — barring another appeal — will see the construction of two homes on the property, a 7,000-square-foot inland house and a 6,000-square-foot house nearer the ocean, along with accompanying guest houses and garages. The appeal — filed by the Gaviota Coast Conservancy, marine mammal expert Peter Howorth, and the Santa Barbara chapters of the Surfrider Foundation and the Audubon Society — was originally accompanied by an appeal from the Santa Barbara Trails Council. But last week, the Trails Council rescinded its appeal after striking a deal with the developer — Brooks Street — will donate $500,000 to help build a parking lot, a mile-long trail along the bluff, and a bridge over the Union Pacific Railroad tracks on the site. The environmental groups’ issues with the project included, among other things, concerns over how the homes’ presence would affect Chumash archaeological resources, public access to the beach below, and — for what occupied most of Tuesday’s discussion — the seal and the protected white-tailed kites populations in the area. County staff, however, said that the multiple mitigations agreed to by Brooks Street, including more than 100 acres of open space, were reasonable. The houses will be built on the western side of the property, away from the Chumash site, and water will be provided to the homes through a pipeline originating from the eastern side. Although a popular trail to the beach on the western side will no longer be available to the public, people will be able to get to the sand from a to-be-determined spot on the eastern side. While that access point will prove problematic for getting to a popular surf spot during a chunk of the year — because of its proximity to the seals’ pupping and breeding area — Brooks Street will put $20,000 toward a volunteer-based watch group. And the kites, — Lyz Hoffman staff said, are not married to any particular nesting site.

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There’s now a second horse in the race to put marijuana legalization on the November 2014 ballot: the Marijuana Control, Legalization, and Revenue Act (MCLRA) was approved for signature gathering on 1/31, and its supporters now have about 90 days to collect more than 500,000 of them, for which they have already dedicated $500,000 to pay for professional services to get the job done. The act comes at the same time that organizers of the California Cannabis Hemp Initiative (CCHI), which was approved for signature gathering last fall, refiled their application. Campaign fundraising documents released this week show — in terms of dollars — a neckand-neck contest for the county’s 2nd District supervisorial seat and an uneven matchup in the Sheriff’s race. Second District Supervisor Janet Wolf raised nearly $46,000 from July through December 2013, for a total of nearly $92,000 for all of 2013. Her challenger, Goleta

City Councilmember Roger Aceves, collected all of his donations from July to December, raising approximately $106,000. Sheriff Bill Brown has so far out-raised challenger Sandra Brown $110,000 to $39,000. Fifth District Supervisor Steve Lavagnino, unopposed so far, raised $51,000 in 2013. Between last October and January 1, 24th Congressional District Representative Lois Capps — running for reelection this year — raised $245,000, bringing her campaign war chest to $981,250. Challenging Capps for the Democratic nomination is Santa Maria banker Paul Coyne, who raised $60,000, including a $52,000 loan to himself. On the Republican ticket, Justin Fareed, a 25-year-old who played football for Santa Barbara High School and UCLA, raised $60,000 and loaned himself another $50,000. Santa Barbara City Councilmember Dale Francisco, both fiscally and socially conservative, reported raising $26,000 with no loans to himself. Christopher Mitchum has $3,194 remaining in his campaign account.

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If all goes as planned, the Cabrillo Pavilion Bathhouse could be given an $11 million makeover beginning sometime in the next two years. Originally built in 1926 by millionaire philanthropist David Gray of Ford Motor fame, the guts of the two-story structure — mechanical, plumbing, electrical, and communications — are in dire need of major work, Jill Zachary of the Parks and Rec Department told the City Council. Likewise, the first floor gym is way too small, she said, its locker rooms and showers way too big and far too old. Major changes are also needed, she said, for the building — heavily used for weddings, conferences, talks, and art shows — to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Although plans are only conceptual at this point — and costs only rough estimates — Zachary said City Hall also hopes to build a boardwalk from the Pavilion to the ocean’s edge. The building has long been a significant revenue source for the cash-strapped Parks Department, but Councilmembers Gregg Hart and Bendy White said it’s fallen short of its potential. Although the East Beach Grill is a popular morning destination spot, they opined that the location would be ideal for a more aggressive and lucrative operation. The East Beach Grill’s contract expires in one year, Zachary told the council. This week, the council approved a million-dollar expenditure plan to cover the cost of architectural schematics and engineering reports for the duration of development. Zachary said $9.1 million of the $11 million in estimated costs would come from Redevelopment Agency bonds the city sold 10 years ago for this purpose. Although all Redevelopment Agencies have since been abolished, Zachary said she’s confident those revenues can and will pass muster with all the relevant state and local government agencies. That still leaves another $2 million, which Zachary said will have to come from appeals to the public. — Nick Welsh 12

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REWORK: Janine Geske, a retired Supreme Court Justice from Wisconsin, talked about shifting the emphasis from the offender to the victim.

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the condition of the sentence.” In many other places such as Wisconsin, Vermont, and Maine, an independent nonprofit runs the program, and district attorneys, judges, probation officers, and police officers collaborate. (Davis has spent the last few years in Rockport, Maine, where she has established similar clinics.) This summer, Davis and Santa Barbara Judge Denise deBellefeuille will sponsor a restorative-justice class at Santa Barbara College of Law to teach the process to prospective attorneys. From there, Davis hopes to create a clinic based at the law school and pair law students with volunteers to establish circles. “It doesn’t have to be a lot of money,” she said, explaining that City at Peace could potentially fund one full-time and one half-time employee to get the ball rolling. (The county spends $216 per day to incarcerate a minor in juvenile hall in Santa Maria. In 2013, the average inmate spent 45 days in juvie.) Davis explained that offenders and mentors could meet once a week to fulfill a plan. Such plans typically last three months and require the offender to “repay” the victim and give back to the community in some fashion. Judge Denise deBellefeuille, who also attended on Friday, explained that 92 percent of civil cases in the county are resolved by lawyers who volunteer their time to hammer out a settlement before the case is sent to trail. Schools are catching on, too. In 2012, the Santa Barbara Unified School District piloted a program called Restorative Approaches at Santa Barbara Junior High School (SBJHS) and rolled out the program to Santa Barbara High School and La Colina, La Cumbre, and Goleta Valley junior high schools this year. Teacher on Special Assignment Aaron Harkey — who doubles as the district’s AVID coordinator — visits each of the five campuses regularly to educate teachers and lead circles in classrooms. In the first semester of the pilot program, there were 30 percent fewer suspensions at SBJHS. The Education Code still applies for highlevel offenses, Harkey explained, but issues like profanity or disrespect can be resolved through this initiative. He said he has since seen fewer referrals to the assistant principal’s office and has heard positive feedback from students. Teacher surveys and positive data will be made public at an upcoming school board meeting.

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New Bride Talks Marriage on the Inside

esse James Hollywood has tied the knot. The 34-yearold high-profile convict — sentenced by a Santa Barbara jury to life in prison without parole for organizing the kidnap and murder of 15-year-old Nicholas Markowitz over a drug debt in 2000 — married Melinda Enos during a small ceremony at Calapatria State Prison on January 19. Hollywood’s crime, five-year stint as a fugitive, and eventual arrest in Brazil have grabbed national headlines for more than a decade, and the 2006 film UNITED: Melinda said she’s very close with Jesse’s family and Alpha Dog was based on the spent last Thanksgiving with them. Her friends and relatives have not met her new husband. Markowitz murder. Melinda, who took Hollywood’s last name, was born and raised drinks from the vending machines that he in Hawai‘i, moved to Oakland 10 years ago, doesn’t normally get. and now lives in Orange County, where she works in health insurance. Before contacting WERE YOU DRAWN TO JESSE BY HIS Hollywood with a letter in March 2013, she’d CELEBRITY? No. It’s not like I wrote to Scott never dated a prisoner, never been in prison Peterson or something. Jesse’s very honest and herself, and never been married, though she heartfelt, and he’s very loving toward me. He’s is the mother of a 19-year-old daughter. With very personable and tells me everything I need her husband’s blessing, she spoke exclusively to know. If I ask a question, he’ll tell me everyto The Santa Barbara Independent about their thing. He doesn’t bullshit like a lot of people relationship this week. Below is a condensed do. Jesse is such a different person than what version of the conversation; the full interview people think. He’s been judged very bad, and can be found at independent.com. people don’t know who he really is. If people did know him, they would fall in love with him WHEN DID YOUR LETTER-WRITING RELA- like I did. TIONSHIP TURN ROMANTIC? When we met in June for the first time, we started fall- HE WAS CONVICTED FOR A VERY BRUTAL ing for each other. I guess you could say it was CRIME. DOES THAT BOTHER YOU? I think love at first sight. We talked about each others’ he got railroaded in his trial, and his life senlives, our childhoods. He talked about growing tence is unfair. I mean, they got the guy who up playing baseball and everything about his pulled the trigger. He sent me everything he family. I wanted him to know about me, too. had from the court hearings. I read it. It makes I wanted him to know I’m not a crazy person! you think. I know that a lot of the things put out there are not accurate and true, so I did a lot of [Laughs.] research. Also, they put out [Alpha Dog] before WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST VISIT WITH JESSE they went to trial, and the DA helped make it. LIKE? Well, it took me more than 10 weeks The DA should never have been involved. I to get approved for visitations. When I finally think pretty much all the jurors watched the did, it took nine hours to drive from Oakland movie and based their opinion on that. It wasn’t to Calapatria. I’ve visited him every weekend fair to Jesse. since then and stay in a motel nearby. It’s a much shorter drive from Orange County, like DOES JESSE EVER TALK ABOUT THE VICtwo or three hours. The prison is in the middle TIM, NICHOLAS MARKOWITZ? He feels of nowhere, and it’s really hot. And it smells remorseful. We talk about it. He’s writing a really bad because there are cows and slaugh- book about the case and when he was on the run, and he wants to give half of the proceeds to terhouses all around there. I was late for our first visit because when a foundation to keep kids out of trouble. There’s I got there, they made me change my skirt nothing like that out there for Nick’s memory. — I went to a trailer and changed into pants He wants to put the proceeds to good use — he’s they had. During visits, you’re allowed a brief not being greedy and keeping it for himself. His hug and kiss at the beginning and at the end, aunt is helping him type it up. and you can hold hands the whole time. The appointments are on Saturdays and go from TALK TO ME ABOUT YOUR WEDDING DAY. 8:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. We like to buy food and HOW DID IT GO? WHO cont’d page 19 

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he American wit Oscar Levant famously defined “chutzpah” as “that quality which enables a man who has murdered his mother and father to throw himself on the mercy of the court as an orphan.” His description came to mind as a Los Angeles jury last week convicted Democratic State Senator Roderick C. Wright of eight felonies. With shameless audacity, he not only declined to resign his office but also promptly introduced legislation aimed at reducing his crimes to misdemeanors. As a political matter, this splendid display of chutzpah sends a signal to ordinary folks that Sacramento political elites live by a different set of rules, protected by their own. While Wright’s offenses are somewhat less drastic than Levant’s matricide, he nevertheless continues to COMMON PRACTICE? Democratic State Senator receive a taxpayer-funded $90,526 salRoderick C. Wright was found guilty of lying about ary, plus benefits, sits on committees, and his place of residence. votes on legislation affecting more lawabiding Californians. “This is certainly a betrayal of trust that casts Confronted by this gnarly situation, the a shadow over the whole institution,” said Santa other 38 members of the senate immediBarbara Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson. “The ately did nothing. No calls for resignation, no public demands that we be truthful in our deal- motions to expel, not even a cheesy vote for ings and in our actions.” censure. Wright, who represents the th SenatoPart of the reason for the see-no-evil attitude rial District, including Compton, Hawthorne, is that the law-governing place of residence for and Watts in southern L.A. County, was found members is a politically delicate issue that hits guilty last month of eight counts of perjury and a little, well, too close to home. Jackson noted vote fraud, when the jury found him guilty of that filing charges against an elected official lying about his place of residence on election is a matter of local discretion for county DAs documents and ballots he cast in five elections. and said there were several former and current His false statements asserted under penalty legislators who did the same thing as Wright of perjury that he lived in Inglewood, within and were not charged. his district, when he actually lived outside it, “I’m not condoning what he did, but there in upscale Baldwin Hills. Unlike members of are other members who do this as well, and Congress, state legislators are required to live the law frankly is a little unclear,” said Jackson, in the areas they represent; the failure to do so who recently was appointed chair of the senate legally is not inconsequential: Wright could Judiciary Committee. face up to eight years in prison when he is senSteinberg’s position that the senate should wait to take further action on Wright’s status tenced next month. Shrugging off demands for his resignation until his sentencing merely delays an inevitable by the Sacramento Bee and the Los Angeles decision on whether Democrats will act against Times, Wright returned from sentencing to one of their own party. introduce Senate Bill , a measure to allow Asked if she would sponsor a measure to some nonviolent felons (including Wright) to remove Wright from the senate if his sentence petition a judge to have their crimes reduced is affirmed, Jackson demurred, “We should wait for next steps pending the judgment,” she to misdemeanors. To his credit, Senate President and fellow said.“When the judge affirms the verdict, other Democrat Darrell Steinberg swiftly put the steps should be taken. Additional sanctions is kibosh on the bill. He also removed Wright something we could and should discuss.” from chairmanship of the Governmental The position of some other Sacramento Organization Committee, overseeing juicy players is considerably less nuanced. matters like alcohol, gambling, and horserac“Senator Wright should resign — like right ing, which generate substantial campaign now,” wrote Jon Fleischman, conservative donations. However, Steinberg says he won’t Republican editor of the influential FlashRetake further action, at least until after Wright’s port website. “But clearly that is not his plan March 12 sentencing; even then, he may not act … in the absence of Wright voluntarily going, to remove Wright from the senate — it requires there should be a removal vote taken today. If a two-thirds vote to do so — because Wright not, a Senator should make the motion, and plans to appeal, raising the scenario of a pub- then let’s see who votes for and against it. At licly financed felon serving in the legislature for least then there is transparency — and maybe several years, as his case works its way through a glimmer of hope that the Senate doesn’t feel the courts. that it is above the law after all.”

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Mrs. Hollywood cont’d from page 15 WAS THERE? It was the best ceremony [at the

prison] ever! A lot of people were talking about it. We saw other weddings at the prison, and they didn’t seem special, but ours was special. I waited out front so he couldn’t see me. We were both nervous, but it was good. I had a maid of honor and three bridesmaids — I met all the other girls from visitations since they have guys there; we’re all regulars — and he had his best man and his celly there. The girls all wore the same shirt with “Team Hollywood” written on the back, and one of their daughters was the flower girl. WHAT DID YOU WEAR? I wore a white

muumuu with a plumeria in my hair, and I had a bouquet of plumeria flowers. I also wore something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. [Laughs.] I’m very traditional and old-fashioned. I got him a nice wedding band, and I have an engagement band and wedding ring. He was allowed to get a wedding band worth up to $100. Oh, and he wrote his own vows. He’s very smart. He uses all these big words, and sometimes I have to look them up. [Laughs.] It was so heartfelt. One of my friends at the wedding was crying, and his family all say they’ve never seen him so happy. ARE YOU ALLOWED CONJUGAL VISITS?

No, but it doesn’t bother me. He knows I care for him and am 100 percent there for him. Just because you’re in prison doesn’t mean you can’t

have love or give love. A person deserves love no matter what. It’s like that Rihanna song,“We found love in a hopeless place.” WHAT MARRIAGE CHALLENGES DO YOU THINK YOU’LL FACE THAT OTHER PEOPLE MIGHT NOT? The only thing that’s tough is

getting inside prison. You can’t wear certain clothing; you can’t wear blue jeans because inmates have blue-jean type pants. That’s the thing me and my friends always talk about — it’s stressful to get in. DO YOU EXPECT TO SUFFER ANY REPERCUSSIONS FOR MARRYING JESSE? I’ve had

women say I’m crazy. Other prison wives have said that. But I really love Jesse, and I’m not ashamed to be his wife. I wouldn’t have made the decision to pursue him if I had second thoughts. HOW DOES JESSE LIKE TO SPEND HIS TIME? He reads a lot. He recently read Mike

Tyson’s book, and Paradise Lost, and one of the Menendez brother’s books. He also watches TV — comedy, like Arsenio Hall. He goes to bed early and wakes up early and programs — running, exercising, working out — all the time. JESSE IS APPEALING HIS CONVICTION. DO YOU WORRY HIS SENTENCE WILL BE UPHELD AND HE’LL NEVER GET OUT? Win,

lose, or draw, I’ll be with him forever. I will be with him until the end.

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A feel-good resolution exhorting city residents and employees to exercise more and eat healthier became the focus of a rhetorical shoving match pitting Santa Barbara Councilmember Frank Hotchkiss against fellow Councilmember Gregg Hart. The Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) resolution will not impose any new regulatory mandates nor saddle City Hall with any additional costs, but it may prove helpful in applying for certain grants. Hotchkiss took GUT CHECK: Councilmember Frank exception with the assertion in Hotchkiss worried about spending city supporting documentation that more resources on a community health initiative. than half the city’s residents were obese. Likewise, he suggested that the resolution’s call to break down “ethnic and socio-economic disparities” to healthy food choices would require serious dedication of additional staff. As for the suggestion that employees should be encouraged to exercise during their lunch break, Hotchkiss opined, “The idea of Mr. Armstrong [city administrator] leading calisthenics in the coffee room is just horrific.” Hotchkiss took issue with the resolution’s fine print calling on private schools to allow the public to use their fields and basketball courts during off-hours. Hotchkiss led the charge to bar such use from the private school in his neighborhood, citing its impact on neighborhood quiet and tranquility. He also questioned the wisdom of passing such a resolution when he said 90 percent of all restaurants in town serve food that might not be deemed healthy. A semi-flustered city planner, John Ledbetter, replied that City Hall is already doing — or supporting — 95 percent of what the resolution calls for, noting that no additional resources would be required. Susan Klein-Rothschild of the County Public Health Department said when healthy choices are made easy, “the level of disease will decrease.” Hart noted that “It must be a slow day” for the council to be debating such issues and pushed to embrace the resolution, suggesting that perhaps city resources should be dedicated to the cause. After satisfying himself that no public funds would be encumbered, Councilmember Randy Rowse acknowledged that government does have a leadership role to play in promoting healthy lifestyle choices, while noting that Winchell’s doughnut shop could experience a plunge in sales. The council approved the — Nick Welsh resolution with only Hotchkiss objecting.

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fter much frustrated backand-forth, the Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 on Tuesday to put Supervisor Peter Adam’s initiative to address the maintenance of countyowned roads, parks, and buildings on the June ballot. The board was first confronted with the decision — to either approve the measure themselves or place it before voters — in January but said they needed more information on how the ordinance could affect the county’s finances if it was supported in June. The measure, championed by Adam after his attempts to get his colleagues to address the issue at last ROAD TO WORK: Supervisor Peter Adam’s countyyear’s budget talks were shut down, upkeep initiative will appear on this June’s ballot. would require the supervisors to maintain its aforementioned facilities at their jected $17 million needed for jail operations current condition or better, as opposed to add- when the North County Jail opens in 2018. First ing the costs to the $300 million deferred main- District Supervisor Salud Carbajal called the tenance backlog. Under the initiative (which measure “the anti-public-safety-net initiative,” will cost anywhere from $50,000 to $130,000 to saying that, if approved, Adam’s proposal could put on the ballot), the county would be prohib- mean fewer police officers and firefighters. ited from incurring debt, unless it were voterPossible options for providing that extra $18 million, county staff said, could come from raisapproved, to pay for the upkeep. But the estimated cost to keep the facilities ing revenue, redirecting revenue, or cutting the as-is — $18 million a year on top of the $6 mil- county’s fleet of facilities. Supervisors Carbalion already allocated, according to the county’s jal and Doreen Farr will prepare an argument Public Works Department — raised the eye- against the measure for the ballot, Adam will brows of many of the supervisors, especially likely handle the rebuttal, county counsel will given that the initiative couldn’t be modified. submit an impartial legal analysis, and the audiConcerns abounded about where that money tor-controller will write a fiscal impact statewill come from and how it will affect the pro- ment.

Abortion Rates Decrease, Debate Continues

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ith 41 years of legal abortion now in America’s history books — the anniversary of Roe v. Wade came on January 22 — it would seem the issue might be settled, or at least getting close. But congressional Republicans’ (and a few Democrats’) frequent attempts to chip away at the law over the last few years have put abortion rights back in the spotlight. One such attempt, a bill known as HR , passed the House of Representatives last Tuesday. Although HR  likely wouldn’t pass the Democrat-controlled Senate and would be vetoed by President Barack Obama were it to reach his desk, its message troubled many House Democrats. Rep. Lois Capps led the charge against the bill, which aims to enact a permanent ban on taxpayer funding for abortions — already an annually renewed federal law — and nix tax credits for people who buy health insurance plans that cover abortion. This Monday, a report was released that surveyed all known abortion providers in the country and found that, as of 2011, the rates for the procedure are the lowest since 1973. The study attributed the drop to multiple factors, including a simultaneous decline in all pregnancy rates, the sluggish economy, and the growing popularity of long-term contraceptives. What didn’t play a major role in the drop were antiabortion laws, the study’s authors said, noting that although such state laws did make it harder and more costly to obtain the procedure, the largest

declines were in the states with the least restrictive abortion laws. Statewide, the abortion rate was 23 (out of 1,000) women — or about 181,000 abortions in 2011 — according to the study, versus the national rate of 16.9, or about 1.1 million procedures. Figures for Santa Barbara County are unavailable. Three of the likely candidates for this year’s th District race said they don’t see abortion being a major campaign issue. But that doesn’t mean they don’t feel strongly about it. “I’d like this to be settled and move on to other issues, like equality for women, raising the minimum wage, and making opportunities available for women,” said incumbent Capps. “It would be nice to be able to move past these ideological choices.” Paul Coyne Jr., an Orcutt Democrat challenging Capps, said he agrees with attempts to pass antiabortion legislation. “Somebody does have to stand up for the rights of the unborn,” he said. “Somebody has to represent that life.” Nevertheless, he said he is “a huge supporter of women’s rights,” including stronger anti–domestic-violence laws, equal pay for women, contraceptive coverage, and funding for Planned Parenthood. Actor Chris Mitchum, a Republican candidate, said he formed his stance on abortion — calling it permissible in the first trimester only — when he was a teenager and a classmate received a coat-hanger abortion and died soon after.“I think we have more important things to be tending to,” he said. “I’m not running for Pope.”

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PICK YER POISON: Among my demographic cohort — middle-aged Dagwoods facing vari-

ous and sundry midlife demons — heroin, I understand, has become the hip and edgy thing to do. It’s nowhere as pathetic, I guess, as buying a red Miata convertible, less trite, perhaps, than parachuting out of a plane. But even so, shooting up has never climbed the charts of my personal to-do list. I got a thing, it turns out, about toilet seats. As in I’d prefer never to be found dead on one — like the great actor Philip Seymour Hoffman just was — with pants half-mast around ankles and a spike flopping in my arm. My body may die, but vanity is eternal. Not all heroin aficionados OD. But all spend an inordinate amount of their life perched atop the porcelain bowl, ingloriously fighting a losing battle against constipation. Not so sexy. Opiates wreak havoc upon the natural digestive processes, and junkies frequently find themselves desperately backed up far worse than Highway 101 on a hot summer Sunday afternoon. Caretakers for those few Beat poets surviving into their twilight years — perhaps the most culturally glamorous junkies who ever lived — have found, to their crushing disappointment, that 88 percent of the conversation revolved around obstructed bowels. Not so fascinating. Hoffman’s death reminds us that the human impulse toward transcendent self-obliteration is well nigh universal, second only to the urge to suck. Some sublimate this craving with religion, eating locusts, or running 100-mile races

through scorching hot deserts. For the rest of us, CVS and Big Pharma have increasingly filled the void, providing us highly addictive moodaltering medications that at least superficially appear to treat medically recognized maladies. These — if you are very lucky — are covered by insurance. Such drugs, it should be acknowledged, do meet a legitimate need for those struggling with chronic pain. Still, I find it striking that until pharmaceutical companies lobbied Congress to allow them to advertise their wares on television, America had steadfastly refused to even acknowledge the existence of pain. Up ’til then, it was just something to be inhaled swiftly and suddenly. Given America’s expensive addiction to drugs is exceeded only by its much more expensive addiction to prisons, the fine line between legal and illegal habits is often impossible to discern by the naked eye. To date, the best determinant seems to be the color of the users’ skin, though I know in our post-racist society, this simply could not be possible. Likewise, I am often struck by the disproportionality of the response to the actual threat posed. For example, why did the State Medical Board adopt a scorched-earth policy 10 years ago, demanding that a local doctor — David Bearman — turn over his patient files in violation of patient-confidentiality rules because Bearman prescribed marijuana for a patient with migraines and a myriad of mood disorders in accordance with state law? Eventually Bearman

would prevail, but not before the state board enlisted the state Attorney General to its cause and together sought fines of $1,000 for every day Bearman resisted their subpoenas. That’s scary business. As pot docs go, Bearman is thorough, conscientious, and expensive, a far cry from the fly-by-nighters who issue $99 recommendations for 60-second consultations dispensed in hotel rooms rented by the hour. Obviously, pot has its problems, and some are serious. But of the 325 overdose cases seen by Cottage Hospital ER docs in the past two years, not one was for marijuana ingestion. Contrast this with the studious inaction taken by the State Medical Board in the face of repeated warnings by emergency room doctors that Dr. Julio Diaz, the notorious Candy Man, was placing his clients at risk by overprescribing pain killers at a profligate rate out of his Milpas Street offices. At least 11 of Diaz’s patients died of overdoses; hundreds wound up in the ER. Only eventually would the state board strip Diaz of his license, and then after the Drug Enforcement Administration had gotten involved. Diaz, for the record, will be sentenced to 200 years — and a $10 million fine — this June. Although he was never charged with murder, Diaz “agreed” to plead guilty to 11 other charges, one — it just so happens — for each overdose. Freud, I guess, was wrong; coincidences do happen. Last year, State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson took what I thought was a tepidly indirect stab at the problem. She introduced a bill that

would require pharmaceutical companies to take responsibility for collecting all the unused medications throughout the state and to ensure they were disposed of safely. This was to prevent “Skittle parties” in which young idiots joyfully swallow the combined contents of any medicine cabinets they happen to pilfer. It was also to prevent California’s coastal frog populations from being rendered hermaphrodites because of all the hormone-altering medications flushed down the toilet. Turns out the bill was more audacious than I thought. Big Pharma came unglued. It was unfair — unconstitutional even — they argued. And it would cost money. No doubt. Given that the pharmaceutical industry spent more than $100 million in California on political campaigns and lobbying in the first decade of the new millennium, clearly it can afford to do so. Otherwise, county governments — which organize turn-in-your-expired-pill pick-up days — get stuck with the tab. Jackson’s bill got assigned to the Environmental Quality Committee, where Big Pharma’s henchmen made sure it stayed. Their lobbying, I have been told, was “intense.” Not only did it not get out of committee, it never even got to a vote. Jackson has vowed to try again. Maybe she’ll get further. After all, it wasn’t unconstitutional for the state legislature to impose such requirements on companies making mattresses, batteries, tires, paint, and needles. In the meantime, I guess I’ll just have to jump out of a plane. I’ll be driving a red Miata convertible when I do. Sure, it will be pathetic. But at least I won’t be constipated. — Nick Welsh

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Longtime Santa Barbara native and contributor to Santa Barbara’s cityscape, Gilbert J. Ruiz died on Wednesday, January , , from a frustrating illness that he met as courageously as he did when roared to victory at the Bonneville Salt Flats with a land speed record of  mph. Gil was born in Santa Barbara, attended Santa Barbara High School, and married his sweetheart, Dorothy Ann Cordero, on July , . He became known throughout Santa Barbara for construction projects now well known in Santa Barbara, and then to projects that contributed greatly to the preservation of

dren and one great grandchild. Mass will be held  a.m. Thursday, February , at Our Lady of Sorrows,  E. Sola, Santa Barbara. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Hospice of Santa Barbara.

Santa Barbara’s history. Ruiz Brothers Construction, started with Gil’s brother, Tony, eventually became G. Ruiz Construction, which built Coast Village Plaza and the Santa Barbara Racquet Club. Later, when the business was revised into Ruiz & Son, Gil and his son, Ken Ruiz, reconstructed and restored for the Santa Barbara Trust for Historical Preservation the Casa De La Guerra, the Ennisbrook Adobe, and other adobes in Santa Barbara County. Gil’s secret love was cars, and racing them fast in landspeed racing competitions. In  he was given a lifetime membership in the Bonneville  MPH Club for his land-speed record of  mph. In , his reformation of a candy apple red  Roadster hit the cover of Street Rodder Magazine. Two months before he died, Gil’s race buddies arranged for him to visit the El Mirage Dry Lake race track so that he could see for the last time his classic Roadster on the track. Gil leaves his wife and soul mate of  years, Dorothy, his children Ken Ruiz, Debbie Kennedy and Windy Stones, four grandchil-

Donald Henry French // – --

Donald Henry French, age , of Santa Barbara, passed away February  after a prolonged battle with cancer. Don is survived by his wife Janet Nancarrow French and his spirit lives on through his children: Bodine (Jessica) French, Cody (Gabriela) French, Carlene (Scott) Wilson and Carson French; his grandchildren:

Death Notices BADILLO, Ernest D.; of Santa Barbara; died January , ; he was . Visitation - /, beginning at : am at Welch-Ryce-Haider downtown Chapel. Rosary - /, : pm at Welch-RyceHaider downtown Chapel. Mass - /, : am at Holy Cross Church. Interment at Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider -. BERGLUND, James Harley, Jr.; of Santa Barbara; died February ,  (Born //); he was . Private Services Pending. Arrangements by Welch-RyceHaider -.

held at Welch-Ryce-Haider Goleta Cha- she was . Services were held at Mount pel on Friday at : am. Arrangements Carmel Church. Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider -. by Welch-Ryce-Haider -. LEVINE, Marvin; of Santa Barbara; died December ,  (Born: //. Remembrance gathering /, -pm,  La Cumbre Cir., SB. Parking on Calle de los Amigos. In lieu for flowers, memorial contributions to Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care of SB County, Environmental Defense Center of SB, the Jewish Federation of Greater SB and the Parkinson’s Disease Fdn.

ORNELAS, Ruperto R.; of Santa BarDIAZ HERNANDEZ, Teresa, , for- bara; died January , ; he was . merly of Santa Barbara died in Bakers- Service; Thursday, January ,  field, CA on January , . The Rosary Rosary/Vigil at Our Lady of Sorrows Service was held on // and the Catholic Church at : pm. Funeral Funeral Mass was celebrated on //, Mass; Friday, January ,  at am at both at Holy Cross Church, followed by Our Lady Of Sorrows Catholic Church interment at Santa Barbara cemetery. at am. Arrangements by Welch-RyceArrangements entrusted to Pueblo del Haider -. Rey Funeral Services () -. PEREZ, Manuela H.; of Santa Barbara; HERNANDEZ, Mirella; of Lompoc, died January , ; she was . Serdied January , ; she was . Visita- vice; Friday, Jan., ,  the Rosary/ tion at Welch Ryce Haider downtown Vigil at Welch-Ryce-Haider Chapel in chapel, / -pm, Rosary starting at : Goleta,  Ward Dr., at pm. Funeral pm. Mass on / Feb th at :am at Mass; Saturday, Feb. ,  at Our Lady of Our Lady of Sorrows Church. Arrange- Guadalupe Catholic Church at : am. ments by Welch-Ryce-Haider -. Interment at Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements Welch-Ryce-Haider -. HOUGH, Joan Gimse; of Santa Barbara; died January ,  (Born: //); PUGH, Lanel Kally; of Santa Barbara; she was . A memorial service will be died January ,  (Born: //);

QUIROGA, Anita S., , died peacefully at her home in Carpinteria on January , . The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, January , , : am, at St. Joseph Church in Carpinteria, followed by interment at Carpinteria Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Pueblo del Rey Funeral Services () -. RODRIGUEZ, Maria Luisa, , died at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital on January , , after a valiant fight against cancer. The Rosary Service will be held on Sunday, February , , : pm, and the Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, February , : am, both at Holy Cross Church, followed by interment at Goleta Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Pueblo del Rey Funeral Services () -. VANEGAS, Manuel Jr., , formerly of Santa Barbara died on January ,  in Buena Park, CA. The Rosary Service and Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, February , , : am at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Santa Paula, CA. Interment will take place at Pierce Bros. Santa Paula cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Pueblo del Rey Funeral Services () -.

Siena and Layla Wilson, Sebastian French and Nathan French (due //) as well as their grandmother Cay Sanchez. Don was born to Don and Virginia French, Aug. ,  in Oakland, CA. He graduated from Cupertino High in  and received a BA in Political Science from the University of California Santa Barbara in . Later in life his love for the written word propelled him to receive his Masters in Creative Writing. During his college years, Don was the program director for KCSB. His love for music was a passion that continued throughout his life. In the early ’s Don started his own Graphic Design firm, Don French & Associates and continued to work until late last year. He was passionate and talented in his work. This was reflected in his many accolades including numerous award winning book projects. Don was also a loved and respected professor as well as the Program Chair for Graphic Design at Brooks Institute. He was an engaging teacher who was proud of his work and had a profound effect on his students. Don was a kind, wise, funny and greatly respected Dad, Husband, Granddad, Teacher, Coworker and Friend. His humor and gentle strength will be greatly missed. A memorial and celebration of his life will be held at El Paseo restaurant on Monday, February  at : pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care of Santa Barbara.

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.

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

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In Memoriam

Jonny Wallis 1946-2013

One of Goleta’s Founding Mothers

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someone calm, reasonable, able to respect and mediate differences, with a clear sense of purpose and, above all, the ability to lead and move forward the vision of a new city. Goleta was fortunate to have such a leader in Jonny Wallis. There were many talented individuals in GoletaNow!, but Jonny was the touchstone that kept us on track and moving forward. Prior to cityhood, she was deeply involved in Goleta, particularly in Old Town, where she lived, an area that she taught many of us to know and appreciate. She chaired the Old Town Project Area Committee, one of the first attempts to comprehensively address its future development. She taught us that Old Town is, first and foremost, a neighborhood, not that different from the other neighborhoods that make up Goleta. Behind the Hollister streetscape of small, local businesses is a residential neighborhood of diverse people with relatively affordable housing and easily accessible, needed public transportation. Jonny resisted ideas of gentrification and focused instead on how planning for the area could avoid displacing current residents and local businesses, while improving their chances for success. She kept the focus on current Old Towners’ desires for a clean, safe, livable area for workers and their families, with businesses that serve the needs of the residents. She was clear that if you wouldn’t want it in your neighborhood, you should be careful not to wish it on Old Town. She was involved in Goleta matters for many years before cityhood, active in the Citizens Planning Association Land Use Committee, Common Ground , the Goleta Roundtable, and debates around issues of UCSB growth and Santa Barbara Airport impacts — anything that touched Goleta. At the start of 1999, there were many community discussions regarding Goleta’s future. From this emerged the activist group GoletaNow!, of which Jonny and the authors of this article were a part, focusing on the practical steps necessary to form a city. We met weekly for two years to develop a proposal for Goleta cityhood and shepherd it through all its stages: gathering signatures, negotiating with the county, raising funds, running the gauntlet of LAFCO hearings, and finally running a campaign. We were an ambitious group of nine with different backgrounds, different reasons to participate, and different styles and temperaments. Each member had important insights and skills to contribute, but looking back, there is little question that Jonny was the one who held that diversity together. She had an uncanny knack for keeping us all moving in the same direction toward our common goals instead of our individual differences. Her methodical and thoughtful analysis kept us focused on solving problems and overcoming barriers, and her calm, good-natured, and usually unflappable presence soothed and calmed the group. She had a quiet authority that enabled her to highlight what was important. She was trained as a lawyer and guided GoletaNow! through the legal complexities of incorporation. She and her team negotiated a revenueneutrality agreement with the county, a difficult task requiring give-and-take on both sides. She was a good mediator but could be stubborn when fighting for things that she valued. Jonny was elected to the first Goleta City Council in 2001 along with three of her GoletaNow! colleagues and Jean Blois, another enthusiastic cityhood supporter. Reelected in 2004, she served as mayor in 2006. She was

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BY C Y N T H I A B R O C K , M A R G A R E T C O N N E L L , AND JA C K H AW X H U R S T t takes a special kind of person to found a city —

Author of Field Notes from a Catastrophe

OLD TOWN ADVOCATE: Jonny Wallis worked tirelessly on the incorporation of the City of Goleta with a clear vision of its distinct neighborhoods.

a strong voice in establishing the structure of the new city, laying out building standards for the new Design Review Board and, along with her fellow councilmembers, guiding the planning function in the early years of the city. She was instrumental in the development of the city’s first General Plan, most of which has withstood several challenges and changes in council membership over the past 10 years. She retired from the council after two terms but then moved seamlessly into the role of planning commissioner, where her experience and mentoring of new members were key to making it the professional body that it is today. She kept her opinions close to her chest, revealing them quietly when she needed to. She knew and used the value of a pause — and a soft voice. (When Jonny started with “Now, Dan … ” City Manager Dan Singer knew he had to pay attention.) Her decisions were thoughtful and her explanations articulate. Sometimes she could bring us together, sometimes we continued to have different opinions, but in her discourse, there was always respect for differences. Jonny was a very private person, never seeking the limelight. But on one occasion, the limelight was thrust upon her. Soon after she became mayor, a shooting at the main postal facility in Goleta left a total of eight people dead. Jonny stood before a battery of microphones that represented all the national media and spoke calmly and eloquently of this terrible tragedy. She was the voice of the community expressing our sorrow and compassion for the families of the victims. “A day at the office,” she said, “should not result in death.” Beyond her public persona, Jonny did enjoy life. She and her spouse, Kitty Bednar, loved to go camping, along with their beloved dogs, at Cachuma Lake, El Capitan State Beach, Davy Brown, and other local sites. After Jonny’s retirement from the council, they took many long trips to national parks such as Yosemite, Joshua Tree, and Yellowstone. Jonny worked tirelessly to give Goletans the ability to shape the future of their community. She served that goal, from her tenure on the Old Town Project Area Committee to her service on the Planning Commission, right up to the time of her last illness. For all those years, she never took a break from this mission. The community has lost a talented individual and dedicated public servant. Goleta has lost an advocate, and we have lost a wise and trusted ■ friend.

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n January 31, County Public Health Director of Animal Services Jan Glick mandated that a cocker spaniel named Einstein be euthanized. California’s Hayden Act requires animal shelters to allow rescue groups to pull dogs before they are euthanized. Our request to pull Einstein was denied, and he was killed. Second Chance Cocker Rescue has the resources to hire a trainer and ensure proper rehabilitation for Einstein. We have a long history of successfully working with cockers with behavior issues. We have previously taken dogs with behavior problems from this shelter. It is appalling that the Santa Barbara County shelters are increasing their euthanasia rate instead of working to decrease them like the rest of the shelters in California. Santa Barbara County’s numerous animal rescue organizations are not utilized even when they are begging to help. This is not the first time Jan Glick has done this, but we think it should be the last. — Elizabeth Mazzetti, President, Second Chance Cocker Rescue, S.B.

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n Animal Services, making the euthanasia decision is one of the most difficult things we do. An individual assessment of each animal is made, and Care and Evaluation meetings with volunteers and staff consider each animal and its history with the goal of:

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Maintaining a healthy animal population that does not overstress or overflow the shelter’s animal housing areas. Supporting the re-homing of temperamentally, behaviorally, and medically sound animals. Ensuring Animal Services does not place potentially dangerous animals in new homes. Ensuring the health and well-being of adoptable animals are not compromised by holding animals with identified health or behavior issues for prolonged periods. Euthanasia is recommended for animals that

are irremediably suffering; are vicious or behaviorally unsuitable for adoption; have a bite history or propensity for aggression; show signs of stress in kenneling; and have failed behavioral evaluation. In the case of Einstein, he had a behavioral history of multiple bites and was considered a public safety risk and potentially dangerous. The dog was determined to be unadoptable after three bites, including two face bites. He was not safe to be put out in the community. Per the Hayden Act, Santa Barbara County’s policy is that no adoptable animal should be euthanized if it can be adopted into a suitable home. However, Animal Services may not release a dog with a bite history at the request of a nonprofit rescue organization in the interest of public safety. Animal Services is committed to finding the best solution for community safety and for the dog involved. Euthanasia is an unfor-

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— Susan Klein-Rothschild, MSW Deputy Director, Santa Barbara County Public Health Department

The ArmenianTurkish Debate

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e join the Turkish-American citizens of California and Pax Turcica Institute to oppose Assembly Bill , which seeks to teach a one-sided and legally unfounded “Armenian genocide” narrative in our public schools. All genocides have been determined through court tribunals and verdicts. The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that genocide is “a very narrowly defined legal notion which is difficult to prove” in the Armenian case. ECHR also doubted that there could be a general consensus on the alleged “Armenian genocide” as it remains a matter of historical debate. Reputable American scholars, including Bernard Lewis and Stanford Shaw, have come to the same conclusion as the court. During World War I, over half a million Turks, Kurds, and other Muslims were massacred by the Armenian armed groups, fighting alongside the Russian, Greek, and French armies, with an aim to carve an ethnic Armenian state. While we share the pain of innocent Armenians who perished in World War I, memories of the nonArmenian victims are insulted by this bill. We urge a vote against this bill. The young generations should have a choice not to be indoctrinated using a single disputed viewpoint. — Vedat Alemdar, Omer Komili, Artemis Ozten, and Vugar Seidov, Goleta

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hat the Armenian genocide is legally unfounded is completely irresponsible. The denial of the Armenian genocide by Turkish descendants is notorious. Turkey, as a nation, refuses to admit to the slaughter of the Armenians. They have been denying it since it happened in 1915. Thousands of books have been written on the reality of the Armenian genocide by people more prominent than Hillary Clinton or any of those referenced. It is well-known that Hitler based what he did to the Jews on what the Turks did to the Armenians. He ended his speech on invading Poland with “Who, after all, speaks today of the annihilation of the Armenians?” One of the most educated commentaries about the Armenian genocide was published in the L.A. Times, that the Armenian genocide was the first genocide of that century, and if the world had interfered, that would have set the precedent that genocide is unacceptable by nations; that would have prevented every other genocide of that century. The Armenians were the first nation of people to accept Christianity from the Emperor Constantine, in ad 301. They lived secularized in the Ottoman Empire, surrounded by the Muslim Turks. The Ottoman Empire was tolerant of Christians. When the Ottomans were overthrown by the “Young Turk” Guard, that tolerance was over. The Turks slaughtered millions of Armenian Christians to ethnically cleanse their realm. The atrocities are compared to the Holocaust. I encourage readers to contact the Museum of Tolerance in L.A. to learn the truth. — Alicia St. John, S.B.


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ne way to conserve water is by transitioning your home and office gardens to feature drought-tolerant, climate-appropriate California native plants, which ultimately conserve water. I say ultimately because the time to have planted these hearty and beautiful plants was last year — before drought conditions worsened. However, with the threat of continuing drought, this is an investment we should make. In the long term, native plants will not only save our community valuable water; they provide greater support for pollinators, improve wildlife habitat, and provide a unique sense of place like nowhere else in the world. Here is a list of five native plants that are readily available (at the Botanic Garden’s Nursery and elsewhere) and will help your garden during these dry times: lemonade berry,‘Ray Hartman’ California lilac, ‘Winnifred Gilman’ sage, ‘Howard McMinn’ manzanita, and red-flowered buckwheat. I would encourage all residents to also utilize the garden as a resource by visiting our website, sbbg .org, or speaking to one of our knowledgeable horticulture staff members the next time you visit. — Dr. Steve Windhager, Executive Director, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

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RAIN FEARED? On my first day at the Santa

Barbara News-Press copy desk, I wrote this headline over a storm story: “Rain Feared.” Or something just as dumb; I forget. Bill Hilton, a big tough guy who ran the desk, patiently advised me that here we don’t fear rainstorms. We pray for one. Bill shook his head. “You’re not in Chicago anymore.” It doesn’t take much to set off TV talk-show guy Ernie Salomon. Like Santa Barbara’s reaction to the drought.“We live in a coastal desert!” Ernie pointed out in an email to me.“If all nongray-water lawns were mandated out of existence here and in other areas, there would be no water shortage in California, even with the drought. No one in the city or county has the [guts] to do it! They don’t have the political will. “We pulled out our last lawns 10 years ago, and we have saved 1,200,000 gallons of water in that time. Governments are going to put surcharges and limitations on water use. The rich will continue to waste it, regardless of price. The poor will not afford it. The people already conserving water will be punished. The idiots will continue to waste water on lawns! “There will be killings in California and the entire world over water in this century!”

DRINK WINE, NOT WATER: Ernie isn’t

one to understate a problem, eh? I just hope he doesn’t drive past my house. Ernie, we bought the place with lawns. They’re mandatory in

San Roque. Sue and I have cut back on water use, but at this rate, we may plant grapevines. As my nephew Bill suggested: “Drink wine, not water.”

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only voted in 60 percent of elections since he turned 18. (Don’t tell this to high school civics students. Might disillusion them.)

the series, are scheduled to be onstage for an in-depth conversation. The number one question is, of course, will there be a fourth Before? The first two films in the series will be shown Sunday afternoon at the Lobero.

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to Sue’s living-room reruns, I’ve been watchThey want to be goving Ethan Hawke and ernor, so why don’t Julie Delpy’s endlessly they vote? Republimeet-cute on a train and get acquainted on cans Tim Donnelly the streets of Vienna. and Neel Kashkari may piss red, white, That was Before Sunand blue, but when rise, released in 1995. it comes to the They got together by chance nine years later good old American ritual of supporting in Paris in Before Sunset, democracy by voting, in 2004. they’re hard to find. Then came last Assemblymember WINE FOR WATER? The fruit of the vine May’s third in the series, Donnelly, founder of might replace H O for some of us, but Before Midnight, when c life got more serious a Minuteman border maybe not in the case of your lawn. patrol chapter, apparas they vacationed in ently was too busy at the border to spare a few Greece. It will be the Santa Barbara Internaminutes to vote absentee. He only cast ballots tional Film Festival’s closing movie Sunday night at the Arlington. And to the delight of in half the Inland Empire elections since 1995. Kashkari, a 40-year-old Laguna Beach mil- Sue and other cultists, co-screenwriters Julie, lionaire also seeking to unseat Gov. Jerry Brown, Ethan, and Richard Linklater, who also directed

is a lifetime sentence. If so, convicted murderer Jesse James Hollywood, doing a life jolt at Calipatria State Prison, just signed up for a double whammy, as Tyler Hayden reports. Got married. Off to Las Vegas for a honeymoon? I doubt it.You’ll recall that Hollywood was sentenced to life in 2009 for the kidnap-killing of 15-year-old Nicholas Markowitz. Markowitz was buried in the hills above Santa Barbara and his grave quickly discovered. All over a stupid drug debt — not Nick’s but his brother’s.

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omewhere in the middle of the nicely nonlinear, detour- and anecdoteladen tribute to David O. (American Hustle) Russell, Friday night onstage at the Arlington, interviewer Roger Durling brought up the director’s adept way of stirring up art, intrigue, tragicomic breadth, and elements of surprise in his stellar body of work so far.“You’ve got to go deep,” said the fast-talking, fast-thinking direcPAYING TRIBUTE: The onstage-interview-meets-careertor. “If you’re not gonna give them montage tributes have become SBIFF’s calling card, and this year, director David O. Russell and Cate Blanchett bombs and chase scenes, you have have already been subjected to the honor. Coming up to give the human opera.” That he this week: Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese on does, and does well, as witness Three Thursday, Robert Redford on Friday, and Bruce Dern on Kings, The Fighter, Silver Linings Saturday. Playbook, and his kitschy and deepgoing Hustle. the Palestinian film Omar, a masterful, Oscar-nom film from In some way, Russell’s comment serves as a fitting mantra director Hany (Paradise Now) Abu-Assad. A packed house and artistic mandate for the Santa Barbara International Film caught its first screening, at 8 a.m. on Friday morning, making Festival, the 29th annual edition of which started out its first it a hard act to follow. Omar neatly represents SBIFF’s longweekend with a crowd-blessed roster of fine, challenging, and standing sociopolitical attention to details and energies of the entertaining cinematic fare from the around the world. It all world at large, in the present moment, as did the brilliant Mexistarted on a bold, positive note with Thursday’s opening night, can film La Jaula de Oro, a moving and artful work by director featuring the stirring and scarifying state-of-the-ocean film Diego Quemada-Díez, dealing with another repressive wall, Mission Blue, chronicling heroic oceanographer Sylvia Earle another divisive and human-rights-charged spot in the world, and dedicated to the late and local Mike deGruy. The respected just several hours to the south. With minimal dialogue and nature filmmaker, who died from a helicopter crash in the field two years ago — and during the festival — had much to contrib- minimal music, the film drops us into the reality of the dangerous and degrading journey from Guatemala to the presumed ute to this festival’s hardy health in the past decade. “promised land” of the U.S. Russell’s big night was one of a handful of tributes to OscarSerious themes and better cinematic living through internanomination-kissed celebrities and directors (which count as tional, subtitled fare once again rule the festival program. The even brighter celebrities among many of us) — also including first weekend hit list (many of which play again as the festival Cate Blanchett last Saturday, and Leo DiCaprio/Martin Scormoves into its second weekend) includes the grim but meditasese and Robert Redford coming up. Some kind of festival-valtive Austrian family saga October November, the striking, poetiidating continuity is starting to pop up with the Arlington star cally stylized Lithuanian film The Gambler, and the more slickly parade: We last caught Russell just a year ago onstage, giving an produced post-WWII espionage narratives of the Norwegian eloquent and witty award presentation speech to Jennifer LawTwo Lives and the French For a Woman. All was not about dark rence, during her anointment in the tribute comfy chair. On depths, though. For French froth, we got the sassy, salty, and Friday, Russell explained that it was when running into Amy ultimately formula-feel-good comedy Paulette, and the drier, Adams — another 2013 tributee — in Santa Barbara that he had the idea of including her in American Hustle, a wise move. Ever- cooler humor package of Iceland’s Bruegel-esque Of Horses and Men (one of my favorites of the first weekend). charming and wildly talented Aussie Blanchett (who richly World premieres included the pleasing-enough punkdeserves the Best Actress Oscar for Blue Jasmine), was toasted meets-cancer dimensions of the American indie film Mount here seven years ago, the year she played both the Queen of Joy and Warren, an easy-on-the-brain twenty-something England and Bob Dylan in one year. charmer from promising young writer/director/star Alex Beh Vis-à-vis Russell’s mantra, amid the dense program mostly (and featuring some scene-stealing work by John Heard, of screened in the festival hub/art bunker of Metro , there was the Santa Barbara–based Cutter’s Way fame). Buzz has it that little in the way of bombs or chase scenes (unless you included Queens & Cowboys: A Straight Year on the Gay Rodeo is a winthe adrenaline-ated and kinetic Korean cop movie Cold Eyes). ner, though I’ve yet to catch it. By loosely general consensus, the most impressive film so far is

This is also a good year for Eastern European cinema in the , including the variously rock ’n’ roll geezer-themed stuff of the light-hearted charmer Czech film Revival and the thornier microcosmic black comedy Adria Blues, from Slovenia. Another Czech film, Clownwise, is one of the more visually dazzling films of the program so far and pays due respect to veteran artists of another era and vintage medium. Director Viktor Taus was on hand for a Q&A afterward and stressed that “without memory, we don’t exist.” Let that be a secondary mantra for SBIFF’s memory-baiting film forum. And did we mention Sunday’s blessed rain? Nothing better than a film festival in the rain. Let’s get to dancing and praying for the wet stuff, the better to excuse lengthy escapes into the movie theater demimonde. ■

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ruce Dern is the longest-running performer in the movie business — in quite a literal sense. Between and during his early acting gigs, he was a competitive runner at distances from a half-mile to 50-mile ultra-marathons. He went 17 years without missing a day of running. “Runner’s World magazine gives me credit for 104,000 lifetime miles,” Dern told me this week. It is fitting that Dern’s acting career is a feat of endurance, moving ahead one part at a time and pushing through discouraging setbacks until, at age 77, he has achieved universally recognized stardom. His role as the endearingly cantankerous Woody Grant in Alexander Payne’s Nebraska has earned him the Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival and an Oscar nomination. He will receive the Modern Master Award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival on Saturday, February 8. “My biggest win is getting that role,” Dern said. “That SOB [Payne] can make a movie. As far as I’m concerned, he’s six-for-six. His first movie, Citizen Ruth, had my daughter [Laura Dern] in it. He’s the best director I’ve ever worked for and made as good a movie as I’ve been in.” Dern called Nebraska, shot in stark black-and-white, “the little movie that could. It’s chugging along by word of mouth.” Dern’s career had “supporting actor” written all over it. He could be counted on to inject a dose of villainy into a film.“I never had a story that was about my character,” he said — until Woody came along. “The business part of the movies is a marathon,” he said. “You have to hang in there and stay in shape. I knew it would take a while, but not this long.” Many of the miles he logged as a runner were on the roads of Santa Barbara. When Dern, who ran some track in high school and college, moved to Southern California in the early ’60s, he joined a group of hardy distance runners. His best friend among them was Bob Carman, who moved to Santa Barbara as a math and physics professor at S.B. City College and helped create a thriving running community here. (Carman died in 2010 at 79.)

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Present Trauma

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The Alchemistress FILMMAKER: Andrew Schoneberger, Santa Barbara–based photojournalist. WHAT TO EXPECT: Study of Funk Zone–based artist Lindsey Ross and her fascination with wet-plate collodion photography makes us ponder what it means to make original, oneof-a-kind art in an increasingly digitized, reproducible world.

FILMMAKER: Mark Manalo, whose screenwriter, Jeff Chanley, lives in Santa Maria and attended Orcutt Union School District and Allan Hancock College. WHAT TO EXPECT: Gripping if brief examination of war veteran with PTSD and his struggle to return to normal life amid harrowing visions of the past. QUOTABLE: “It really was a perfect pairing since the story meant so much to the two of us. We were both extremely passionate about telling this story the right way, and we felt well-equipped to do so after our experience working on that documentary together.”

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Nathanael Matanick, Santa Barbara resident since 2007 whose wife attended Westmont. What to expect: A poetic portrayal of the life and emotions of a child going through the foster-care system, Filmmaker Nathanael Matanick with brushes of fear, anger, sadness, and a tiny bit of hope. QUOTABLE: “Everything that happens is based on real events, though not on any one person’s story. Most of the incidents are actually quite common — for instance, the cold shower to make a child stop freaking out.”

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Trespass FILMMAKER: Keith Schwalenberg, Brooks Institute grad. WHAT TO EXPECT: This short film portrays a late-night, texting-inspired escapade by a teenage kid who sneaks into a backyard and stumbles upon a scene that he’ll never forget — and not in a good way. QUOTABLE: “I’d often have to trespass onto peoples lawns to avoid being seen by the very bored police or to get to a friend’s backyard without their parents hearing me. It was there where I thought up running into something much more troubling and more morally complicated.” The Wallet

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look at the impact of the Lord’s Resistance Army, which steals kids and turns them into soldiers in and around Uganda — for once, not told as a documentary, but as a narrative story showing what life is like both in the bush and when these child soldiers eventually escape. QUOTABLE: “Our primary audience are central Africans, not Westerners, so this film was not primarily intended for awareness; it was created to hit the key issues of forgiveness and peace and to stir that response within people who have survived the war.”

The Wallet FILMMAKER: Buck Lindehof, grad of Montecito Union School, S.B. Middle School, and Santa Barbara High School; wife works at Bartlett, Pringle & Wolf; kid is 1st grader at MUS. WHAT TO EXPECT: This short romantic comedy employs a found wallet to instruct a young man on how not to lose the love of his life. QUOTABLE: “I was so fascinated on how two people who were once crazy in love and had not seen each other for 60 years could be living a floor apart and not know it. I needed to make this into a film.” ■

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a calling card of Russell’s fi films lms to shine forth from the man an himself. The two developed d a rhythm: There was singing ng Jackie Spafford and Ma (notably “I Started a Joke,” the hil Senathirajah Bee Gees’ tune made famous us in The Fighter), drinking, wardrobe deconstruction (Russell favors J.Crew suitss and Warby Parker specs). There was the occasional protest from Durling: “Wait, it, Katerina Valenti and Andre Relis let me interview you!” and (Wicked Blood) the only possible reply from Russell: “It’s happening! Don’t overthink Jillian Elizabeth it!” There was Russell, , Neil Dalal, and reminiscing about workFa Larry Gosselin ther g ing as a waiter at a party at Jackie O’s, approaching Martin Scorsese and saying, g,“I want to do what you do!” (Marty replied: M li d “I’ll have h a vodka.”) The joking didn’t preclude some reflection, however: Russell spoke of struggles in his own life, say-Nathaniel and Christina Matanick ing, “What seemed like the worst thing can be the and Chalan and John Kochis best thing.” Melissa Leo presented the award, and from there it was on to the pop-up Hennessey loungee in the Arlington’s courtyard, where VIPs were treated to some seriously top-shelf booze. Durl-ing and Russell mugged while sidecars and Sazeracs flowed; snifters were distributed as we prepared for a toast. I took a sniff. (A new initiate to the world of cognac, I’d describe the nose as … ice cream? With vanilla and caramel?) We said our cheers, downed the liquid gold, and said good-bye. I had a dog to snuggle. The Soul o’ The Indy Saturday, I opted to mix things up, and peeped the happy hour happenings at the UGG lounge behind the Lobero, where filmmakers and other assorted VIPs washed down the films they’d taken in during the day before heading out again. Programming Director Michael Albright saw me in and was quickly nabbed by some ambitious filmgoers who’d ingested a lot of heavy and wanted an antidote. Armed, Albright recommended the French film Paulette. “It’s a marijuana film,” he said; then, with a sly smile: “It’s showing at 4:20 tomorrow.” Turning back to me, he added: “It’s the little ski victories.” Tiela Black-Law and Eric Dzienkow Speaking of … At that evening’s tribute, Cate Blanchett, accosted by an overzealous photog duringg Another fierce female talent, Rooney Mara, was on her interview with Pete Hammond, totally called him hand to present Blanchett her award, which was met out. (It’s becoming a bit of a thing with her: On the red with a standing ovation. carpet at the SAGs, a cameraman panning the length Later, I made my way home, an epic start to another of her body was busted when she knelt down and said, festival behind me, a full week ahead, a day of R&R in “Do you do that to the guys?” and was subsequently between. A little antivenin, and I’d be ready for more. ■ crowned feminist hero by the lady blogosphere.)

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SOCIAL CASTE: Alicia Sedwick and Matthew Grondin star in Good People.

FRIDAY 2/7 /-/: Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation and Jonathan Winters Estate Sale  Comedian, author, painter, and area resident Jonathan Winters passed away last year and left a house full of photographs, art, and other treasures. Come see what’s for sale and support a nonprofit that provides help to families of children with cancer. Fri.-Sat.: am-pm; Sun.: am-pm. Earl Warren Showgrounds,  Calle Real. Call -. /: Re-Reading the Feminist Sixties  This daylong confer-

/-/, /-/: Good People  They call it a comic drama about social class in Boston, but it could be anywhere — two neighborhoods: the working-class Southie (the Westside) and upscale Chestnut Hill (Montecito). There are plot twists, pathos, and humor. Shows through February . Wed.-Sat.: pm (pm show on /); Sun.:  and pm (no pm show on /); Tue.: pm. New Victoria Theatre,  W. Victoria St. Free. $-$. Visit etcsb.org or call -. Read more

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THURSDAY 2/6 /: Steve Fields:  Virtual Paintings  This art opening offers digital prints on stainless steel that are unique and inspirational. -pm. Granada Books,  State St. Free. Call -. /: SCORE: A Selection from Two Decades: Paintings and Works on Paper by Hugh Margerum  This is your chance to see  years of work, abstract and colorful, shown in a downtown penthouse office from an area artist. Exhibit runs through February  by appointment. Opening reception: -pm. The Space at Crowdspending,  State St., Ste. -B. Free. Call -.

/: The Good Funeral: Death,

Grief, and the Community of Care  The commercial aspects

of funerals, relationships between pastors and funeral directors, trends in modern funerals, and cremations will be the subject of this talk by authors Thomas G. Long and Thomas Lynch. pm. Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall, Music Bldg., UCSB. Free. Call -. /: Shadow Box Workshop  So you’re going to sketch found natural materials, watercolor, and assemble it all into a shadow box, and it’s all inspired by Michelle Stuart’s exhibit Drawn from Nature. :pm. S.B. Museum of Art,  State St. Free. Call -.

/: th Annual Wear Red Day  Wear your brightest red for this event featuring red-wine tasting, chocolateraspberry mousse, and live music. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the American Heart Association, which brings awareness to heart disease, the number one killer of women. -pm. Blush Restaurant + Lounge,  State St. $. Ages +. Call -. /-/: Free AARP Tax Assistance  Fill your shoeboxes with last year’s receipts, forms pertaining to your taxes, and social security cards, and get to a tax-aide site for free help. Thu.: -pm. Grace Lutheran Church,  State St. Call -; walk-ins only. Fri.: am-noon and -pm. Goleta Valley Community Ctr.,  Hollister Ave., Goleta. Call - for appointments; walk-ins are limited. /: Téka: After Hours  The Granada, the Lobero, and the New Vic are teaming up to initiate the Santa Barbara Historic Theatre District with this no-host full bar featuring Brazilian vocalist Téka and nibbles provided by Cielito Restaurant. :-:pm. Granada Theatre,  State St. Free. Ages +. Call -.

ence of distinguished speakers will explore gender, class, and labor as they impacted women in a decade that began with liberal reform. :am-:pm. McCune Conference Rm., HSSB , UCSB. Free. Call -.

group open to all and occurring on the first Friday of every month. Please bring your copy of the book A Year to Live by Stephen Levine. This ongoing group will be held on the first Friday of every month. :am-noon. Hospice of Santa Barbara,  Alameda Padre Serra, Ste. . Free. Call - x. /: Immortal Technique  Felipe Coronel, a k a Immortal Technique, is a filmmaker, writer, activist, and hip-hop recording artist and will execute his globally themed revolution music live. pm. The Hub, UCen, UCSB. $-$. Call -.

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/: First Friday Swing Dance  Let’s grab our straps, slap some waders on our stems, and go table topping. We’ll do a swing dance lesson first and then stay and dance to Rob Rio and the Revolvers with Bill Flores. :-:pm. Carrillo Ballroom,  E. Carrillo St. $-$. Call -. /: Hospice of Santa Barbara: A Year to Live  What would you do if you had one year to live? Participants have the opportunity to explore the life they are living in this yearlong

in the family fun that offers pancakes, craft activities, and an educational experience with various animals from the reptile family that you can see and touch. :-:am. Community Covenant Church,  Cathedral Oaks Rd., Goleta. Free-$. Call -. /: Midnight Mynx  Be prepared to sing along to this all-woman rock band as they play their eclectic mix of high-energy covers from the ’s to now and some original tunes, too. pm. Killer Shrimp,  State St. Free. Call -.

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/: Goleta Ballet Theatre rd Annual Gala  The preprofessional training company of  dancers will perform an alternative repertoire apart from the school’s winter and spring full-length classic ballets.  and pm. Center Stage Theater,  Paseo Nuevo. $. Call -. /: Song Tree Concert

Series Presents John Batdorf  This singer/songwriter

began in the ’s, worked as a top L.A. studio session singer, played in bands, composed for TV, released EPs and CDs, and is still going strong on his guitar and passionate vocals. :pm. Live Oak Unitarian,  N. Fairview Ave., Goleta. $. Call -.

/: The Good Life with Jonathan Young  A clinical psychologist, Young will tell a variety of elder stories, encouraging attendees to appreciate the wisdom that comes with maturity. -pm. Live Oak Unitarian,  N. Fairview Ave., Goleta. Free. Ages +. Call -. /: Studio Sundays on the Front Steps: Glassine Paper Artists and art enthusiasts of all ages and levels are invited to create their own seed calendars with watercolor and, of course, seeds!



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remaining in the season, Santa Barbara had all but clinched its second consecutive Channel League championship, racing out to an - league record (San Marcos was in second place at -). The Dons, - overall, will honor senior standouts Jack Baker, Noah Burke, Isaiah Tapia, and David Trujillo in their regular-season home finale against Buena next Tuesday. (In their final tune-up for the CIF playoffs, which begin the following week, the Dons will visit San Marcos on Thursday, /.) pm. J.R. Richards Gym,  E. Anapamu St. $-$. Call - x.

/: A Valentine Delight:

Music for Two Flutes and Piano  Bring that special some-

one to this celebration of love, and join pianist Charles Davis and flutists Suzanne Duffy and Paul Fried for an intimate musical evening. :pm. Trinity Episcopal Church,  State St. Free. Call -. /: ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara!  Grammy-nominated vocalist Perla Batalla and her quartet perform Epoca de Oro: Canciones de Amor, a variety of music and poetry from well-known and beloved Latin American composers like Agustín Lara and José Alfredo Jiménez. pm. S.B. Museum of Art,  State St. Free. Call -. /: All You Need Is Love: Buddhist Love Panel  Come and submit your questions (anonymously) about love and relationships and have them addressed by a love panel. This

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SAT FEB 8 7:00P “VARIETY UNITED” EBF Productions presents this benefit event for HOPE (Helping

Open Paths to Employment). This family friendly variety show features special guest stars “Minstrel Streams” plus many more! Tickets avilable at the door, lobby opens at 6:00pm with vendors & artists. For more info please visit www.ebfproductions.org or call 805-963-6440. There’s something for everyone!

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SUN FEB 9 7:00P “PERLA BATALLA” The Luke Theatre and UCSB Arts & Lectures present this

FREE concert as part of our Viva el Arte de Santa Barbara series. Los Angeles meets Mexico’s Golden Age of music in this fabulous concert featuring returning artist Perla Batalla. Perla first gained national attention as a backup singer for Leonard Cohen, then embarked on her own solo career of touring and grammy-nominated recordings. For more info please visit www.facebook.com/vivaelartesb or call 805-884-4087 x7. See you there!

WED FEB 12 7:00P “HONORS BAND CONCERT” Santa Barbara Unified School District

presents this FREE annual concert featuring the best students from each Elementary, Junior High, & High School in the Santa Barbara Unified School District. Guest conductors include Dr. Lawrence Stoffel, Director of Bands at Cal State Northridge. For more info please visit www.sbunified.org or call 805-963-7751 x139. Don’t miss these young musicians on the Luke stage!

SAT APR 26 7:00P “THE FAB FOUR - THE ULTIMATE TRIBUTE” Montecito Bank &

Trust and Seymour Duncan present the return of the group the LA Times calls “The Best Beatles Band on Earth” to help celebrate our 10 Year Anniversary. Tickets will be available early March, please like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/luketheatre to be the first to find out all the details!

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The public is invited to attend an informational meeting on the results of a Preliminary Sea Level Rise Vulnerability study which will be incorporated into an updated Goleta Slough Ecosystem Management Plan. This study covers the 2,250 area in and around the Goleta Slough, including the Airport, two sanitary district facilities, roads, parks, and businesses.


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Bold moves and big ideas never sounded so good! True Blues

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Corey Harris, Guy Davis & Alvin Youngblood Hart MON, FEB 10 / 8 pM / ucsB cAMpBELL HALL

Blues is the blueprint. It’s the foundation of all contemporary music, no matter where you go.” – Corey Harris Inspired by the forthcoming documentary film of the same name, the True Blues concert vividly brings to life this crucial wellspring of American music.

Gabriel Kahane & yMusic ensemble

/: Chris Thile  Called the “electric mandolin master,” Thile will draw from his latest release, Bach: Sonatas & Partitas Vol. , and also play his own compositions influenced by bluegrass, jazz, and Bach. pm. Lobero Theatre,  E. Canon Perdido St. $$. Call -.

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wEd, FEB 12 / 8 pM sOHO REstAuRANt & Music cLuB A leading voice among a generation of young composers, Kahane will perform songs from his latest album, Where are the Arms – his second album of indie-folk-pop songs – with collaborators yMusic, a sextet of young performers whose debut album, Beautiful Mechanical, was named Time Out New York’s No. 1 Classical Record of 2011.

/: Cages Are the New Plantations  Paula Ioanide, assistant professor for the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity at Ithaca College, will discuss the devastating effects that an exploitative prison system has had on poor people and people of color in the United States. pm. MultiCultural Ctr., UCSB. Free. Call -.

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/: Gabriel Kahane & yMusic  Credited with “redefining music in the st century,” pianist, composer, and singer Gabriel Kahane is an indie composer praised for his diverse and ambitious musical prowess, complemented by yMusic, a musical sextet. pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club,  State St. $-$. Call -. Read more on p. . /: Jasad & the Queen of Contradictions  This stunning documentary captures the formation of Jasad, the first erotic quarterly magazine in the Arab world, by the Joumana Haddad, a Lebanese poet and writer. pm. MultiCultural Ctr., UCSB. Free. Call -.

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Downtown S.B.: Corner of Santa Barbara and Cota sts., :am-pm Meet Your Makers Artisan Market: Plaza Vera Cruz,  E. Cota St., am-pm

“[One of] the most beguiling talents to hit the world music scene in some time.”

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Inspired by ancestral Wassoulou traditions, as well as jazz, pop and funk, Diawara’s arresting music is a joyous mix of vibrant and understated melodies soaring over intricate guitar and percussion arrangements.

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Wednesday Solvang: Copenhagen Dr. and st St., :-pm

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above: “I started collecting sea glass in Carpinteria, and then I found out that Butterfly Beach was a great place for it,” said Carolyn Purdy while she and her husband, David, combed the sand for treasure. The Purdys are avid hikers from Harrisonburg, Virginia, and enjoy visiting Santa Barbara when they come out to see their daughter in Los Angeles. “When we got on the plane, it was two degrees; when we got off, it was 61, so we’re enjoying this weather!” added Carolyn. left: Kara Kerr reads a book outside the Unitarian Society on Santa Barbara Street while she waits for her boss. Kerr, who recently moved back to Santa Barbara from San Diego, works at Custodian Plus, where she refinishes gym floors, among other duties. “I love working with my hands,” she said. “The cleaning is okay, but you get to destroy the floors first and then refinish them. Within a couple of days, you can really see what you’ve done.”

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According to the Centers for Disease Control, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Fortunately, it is possible to reduce your risk of — or even prevent — a heart attack, and there is no better time to learn how than during National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week, when Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital (SYVCH) Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Department offers free heart health screenings. “We’ll check your blood pressure, height, weight, and body mass index (BMI) and share how to manage heart disease, blood pressure, cholesterol, and stress,” said the department’s Marsha Griggs. Screenings take place Sunday, February 9 - Thursday, February 13, 3-5 p.m., at Cardiopulmonary Rehab, 2030 Viborg Road, Suite 108, Solvang (across the street from SYVCH). For more information, call 686-3990. — Michelle Drown

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Which film got 11 Oscar nominations but garnered no wins? ❏ Ben-Hur ❏ The Aviator ❏ The Color Purple Which actor has been nominated for the most Academy Awards? ❏ Jack Nicholson ❏ Meryl Streep ❏ Katharine Hepburn Who, at age 29, was the youngest person to win an Oscar for Best Actor? ❏ Adrien Brody ❏ Paul Newman ❏ Jimmy Stewart

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n a Monday, while the rest of the world was engrossed in the college football championship, I was instead considering the glories of champagne and soul food. I was inside the Funk Zone’s Les Marchands, enjoying the tastes of three exquisite bubblies alongside fried chicken, collards, and French fries from Foodie Award–winning chef Weston Richards of Spare Parts fame. This was just one entry in Les Marchands’ Monday Night Flight series, a weekly adventure in wining and dining. “Monday Night Flights started as a way to liven up Mondays and gave us a reason to open up some fun wines next to each other to really dig in deep on region, producer, and varietal styles,” explained Eric Railsback, who co-owns the wine bar and bottle shop with Brian McClintic. Railsback certainly has knowledge to share, having just been named one of Forbes’s  Under  for Food & Wine. His partner McClintic, meanwhile, is a master sommelier and star of the documentary Somm, while Chef Richards runs our town’s favorite pop-up. While other weeks have paired uni and muscadet or burgers and Loire Valley cab franc, the high/low of champagne and fried chicken was a true education. “Not everything needs to be super exact and precise; it just needs to taste good together,” said Railsback. “If in doubt, champagne should always be the ‘go to.’ ” As for future weeks, Railsback explained, “We want to do a few game-bird pairings with Burgundy before we get to spring, but other — George Yatchisin than that, nothing is locked down.”

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olvang resident Karen Palmer (pictured) credits the Women’s Information Network (WIN) with helping her to publish her first book, to get her radio show off the ground, and, as she said, to “find my voice.” Palmer — who also teaches yoga and runs her nonprofit, Eco-Angel Enterprises, which promotes “environmental education, animal advocacy, and kindness”— now wants to share the WIN experience with local ladies. On February 7 and 8, Palmer will serve as the event director of the Global Women’s Summit in Solvang, one of 1,000 such WIN summits to occur around the world through 2017. (Palmer will direct one in Santa Barbara this May.) Palmer, who joined WIN in 2011 — it started in 2009 — recently chatted with The Santa Barbara Independent about why women should climb up the highway to attend. How would you sum up this event? This is an opportunity for people who have something that they’re passionate about to share their voice. People can really connect with each other and figure out how we can support one another and collaborate to make the world a better place. It’s about women helping women live our best lives. Women will learn how to find their passion, monetize it, and share it with the world. What will attendees leave the summit knowing? If we believe in ourselves, then others

will believe in us, too. We’ll feel so much more supported and know that we can really use our gifts to make the world a better place. Successful businesswomen are able to do more in the world. It’s about giving a hand up to other women. There’s no cattiness, and there’s no competition. It’s a networking event where you’re not being sized up. The more that women network with each other and the more we help each other, the stronger we become as a nation. What made you want to be a part of this?

As the president said in his State of the Union last week, we need to empower women. Women are incredibly smart, especially when we can be inspired by each other. The more that we get to accomplish these successful feats that we set out for ourselves, — Lyz Hoffman the more we can help others.

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WORTH 1,000 WORDS: Let someone know how you feel with a pink carnation (affection of a woman), white rose (innocent love), yellow tulip (“Are you my true love?”), or wheat (friendship).

and hawthorn signifies hope. Declare (or solicit) friendship with geraniums, wheat, or acacia. Both positive and negative emotions all seem to have their particular messenger. Yarrow signifies war; rosemary, remembrance. Sad memories and grief are embodied in weeping willow and milkweed. Impatience? There is a genus named just for this — Impatiens. Other pleasant characteristics to acknowledge: faithfulness with a gift of blue violets, good luck with bells of Ireland, or memories (pleasant we hope) in scarlet zinnia. Send floral greetings not only for Valentine’s Day but at any time emotions need expression, and, as always, grow or buy them locally.

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rt Cisneros is a Chumash elder and firekeeper. Though his roots in Santa Barbara County go back tens of thousands of years, Cisneros isn’t focused on the past but rather on the present and the future. Technically retired, he works passionately to unite humanity in caring for “our Mom”: planet Earth. Striving to live up to his Chumash name, “Earth Man with a Good Heart,” he holds fire ceremonies and tells about our need to heal our relationships with ourselves, the Earth, and each other. It is Cisneros who builds and tends the fire that burns on Santa Cruz Island (Limuw, as the Chumash call it) during the tribe’s annual tomol crossing of the Santa Barbara Channel. He also holds regular fire ceremonies at his home in Goleta and presides over other community fire ceremonies, such as the solstice celebrations at the Ojai Foundation. As firekeeper, his attention is not just on the physical fire crackling in the pit but also on “the spark in each person’s heart” around the fire. “Ceremonies are for healing,” he said, “so I create a space in which people can offer their pain and problems to the fire to be transmuted into smoke, which rises to the

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alentine’s Day has become a must-do occasion to celebrate your passion for another. In the Victorian era, the art of sending a specific message with selected flowers reached its peak. The use of flowers as unwritten communication has survived today as a quaint and mostly obscure practice. Want to revive the trend? Here’s a primer on the poetry of flowers. The one flower that no one disputes is the utmost declaration of love is the rose. White roses, as do lilacs, signify an innocent love (just dating, perhaps). To signify a hot passion (or maybe to fan the flames), red roses will bear that message. Other flowers that also signify love include tulips and carnations. Yellow tulips ask the question “Are you my true love?” while pink carnations denote the affection of a woman. Be careful, though; yellow carnations convey a disappointment in love. Honeysuckle signifies a generous and devoted love, fuchsias a confiding relationship, and the rose-like flowers of Potentilla (also called cinquefoil) embody maternal love. Just dreaming of love? Try moonflowers (Ipomoea alba). Announcing the imminent arrival of love letters? Send Agapanthus. Not yet ready to declare your love? Symbols of a secret emotion include gardenias, yellow acacias, and pink flowers of the ubiquitous rose. There are more esoteric messages such as: “My love will grow warmer” (Nandina); “I love your music” (oats — really!); and “You love yourself too much” (Narcissus). There are negative connotations to some flowers, too. Send a lotus flower to announce an estrangement (since they are not easy to procure or send, maybe it is easier to find the words to say, or write this one). Jealous? Send yellow roses or marigolds. For a final farewell, send (or leave) pennyroyal (know what else it’s good for? Fleas!). Other messages can be conveyed (to the savvy recipient), too: Peace is symbolized by olives, magic and inspiration by angelica,

Creator.” He makes this space by telling stories, which in turn helps people feel comfortable sharing their own experiences. He gently reminds them that at least part of their pain is the result of having forgotten who they are and whom they belong to — our Mother, the Earth. “Human beings are interdependent with all beings for our existence,” he explained. “Our world today is out of balance because we have forgotten our responsibility as caretakers. We have forgotten to love one another unconditionally SOUL WHISPERER: Chumash elder and firekeeper as children of the same Mother. We Art Cisneros (pictured) fans the flames of a ceremonial fire. have forgotten that everything was given to everyone to share and that the greatest of us is responsible for It’s a message he speaks wherever he the least of us. goes. “We’re each an integral part of the Cisneros believes that the time is now for whole,” he said. “If you’re not healthy, the all of us to begin the process of restoring world can’t be healthy. And if you are healthy — in body, mind, and spirit — you’re the balance of energy. “We can heal each really helping to heal the whole world. This other and the world through our willingis what I try to share with people.” ness to share what we hold as material What else could an Earth Man with a wealth and what we hold in our heart as love, kindness, compassion, and generosity,” Good Heart do? — Leslee Goodman he said. february 6, 2014

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by John Zant ce and snow were nowhere to be seen, but that did not stop Erin Pac Blumert and Peter Blumert from bringing the Winter Olympics to Santa Barbara — or, more accurately, revealing the demands of strength, endurance, and concentration that are required to earn an Olympic medal, as she did in 2010. Erin was the driver of the two-woman bobsled that brought the United States an unexpected bronze medal four years ago at the treacherous Whistler Sliding Centre in British Columbia. Peter, a former bobsledder himself, was her strength coach in the years leading up to the Olympics. They were married in 2011 and moved to Santa Barbara, where Peter is performance director at Prevail Conditioning, a downtown fitness center. To build some interest in the upcoming Sochi Winter Olympics and relive their experience at the Vancouver Games, the Blumerts cooked up a competition of six simulated events for 40 of their clients and friends last Saturday. Bobsledders must start their runs with a mighty push before they jump into their seats. Saturday’s event required contestants to propel either a Nissan Rogue SUV or a Chevrolet Silverado pickup — depending on the combined weight of two pushers — a short, timed distance across a parking lot off Haley Street. Of course, they missed the fun part — hurtling down a slippery, twisting chute at 90 miles per hour — but they got a good taste of it by watching a video of all four Olympic runs by Erin and her teammate Elana Meyers. Erin steered the sled in the front seat. Meyers’s job was to sit still after the initial push and apply the brakes after they hit the GOIN’ FOR THE GOLD: Erin Pac Blumert (pictured, top right) earned a bronze medal for the U.S. in 2010 as the driver in the two-woman bobsled team. Now retired from competition, she and Peter Blumert, her husband and performance director at Prevail Conditioning, held a finish line. mock Winter Olympics for their clients. The events included (pictured, clockwise from bottom right) “ski jump,”“bobsled,” and “luge.” Erin grew up in the Northeast and was a track-andfield athlete at Springfield College in Massachusetts. She had to run laps around the building where Prevail Conditionrealized it was a good scream. They stood on the podium tried out for the U.S. bobsledding team in 2002 at the urging is housed — including up and down flights of stairs — and with the Canadians who took the gold and silver. ing of her coach. She made the roster as a pusher, or brakeat the end of each lap, take one shot at dropping a penny from Erin retired from bobsledding a year later with her body man, but was not among the top three selected to compete a raised platform into a cup of water. After 10 minutes of runin one piece.“I had some concussions and shoulder burns in the 2006 Turin Winter Olympics. She subsequently began ning, stopping, and dropping — with cries of anguish over [when the sled flipped over on her],” she said. Asked if she training as a driver. each miss — the teams were ranked by the number of pennies would like to see the tracks set up for safer speeds, she said, (Former UCSB heptathlete Maureen Ajoku, featured in The Santa Barbara Independent’s August 8, 2013, issue is in their respective cups. “It’s a huge thrill to go fast and be on the edge of danger. If following a similar course. Peter, who provided her strength they slow it down, it’s going to be boring.” training last year, said Ajoku is attending a school for bobsled The overall winner of this fierce Saturday-morning workErin said she’ll be cheering for Meyers, who has made the drivers.) out was, appropriately, the team representing Russia — Victotransition to driver and will be piloting USA- in Russia. The ria Bernabe, Mike Lynch, Brittany McHargue, and Max Erin was at the helm of USA-, the country’s second-rated Olympic women’s bobsled runs are scheduled February 18 Moore. They said their key event was speedskating. Lynch, a bobsled, at the Vancouver Olympics. She and Meyers were and 19. seeded sixth and did not seem destined for a medal.“We had Besides pushing “bobsleds” in the parking lot, Prevail Con- Dos Pueblos High teacher, and Bernabe, a Westmont student, shaved 10 seconds off their time on their second try. poor training runs, and I hurt my hamstring,” Erin said. She ditioning’s 10 teams — each representing a different country The silver medals were shared by Madagascar and Ireland, relied on her faith to get through the first run and recalled her — competed in the following events Saturday: a team featuring an Irish Olympic hopeful, Megan Tice, surprise after it was completed: “Holy crap, we are in second Ski jumping: Athletes leapt off the front of a moving sled who has high-jumped six feet. Julie and Conor Scotland place.” The second run was even better, a new track record onto an elevated mat. competed for — you guessed it — Scotland.“We’re known for (broken later by the leading Canadian team).“It was the best pushing cars,” Julie said. They took the bronze. run I had in eight years of bobsledding,” she said. Luge: They sat on a sled, gripped two thick ropes — one on Katie and Fred Fisher gave a spirited effort for Holland Peter stationed himself near the bottom of the track, in each side — and pulled themselves forward as fast as they with their daughters, Sarah and Lucy. Other teams were range of NBC cameras. When Erin was about to get started, Andorra, Greece, Israel, Mexico, and Spain. could. he pulled off his shirt, revealing a pink “PAC” painted on his Instead of medals, participants were awarded prizes from bare chest and red-white-and-blue “USA” on his back. Freestyle skiing: They rapidly jumped side to side over an array of area businesses, including Zizzo’s, Pacific Paleo, On day two, Erin and Meyers maintained their standing six-inch barriers, imitating the movement of mogul skiers. Natural Café, Renegade Wines, Backyard Bowls, Crushcakes, after the third run, but there was trouble. In the 50-50 section Silvergreens, Padaro Beach Grill, The Juice Club, The Lark, near the bottom — so named because “you have a 50 percent Speedskating: They wore cloth booties and slid back and Cádiz, Cajun Kitchen Café, Paragon, Power of Your Om Yoga, chance of making it through,” Erin said — their sled hit some forth across a smooth surface.“That put a little burn on those and Gustafson Dance. concrete and damaged a runner.“And then, when the fourth runs started, two sleds crashed,” Erin said.“My thoughts were: quads,” Peter said. ‘Just make it down.’” As they slid toward the finish, Erin saw Biathlon: In the Olympics, it’s a combination of crossthe scoreboard and knew they’d clinched a bronze medal.“I For more sports, including a weekly highlight schedule, country skiing and target shooting. In this case, everybody started screaming,” she said. Meyers was alarmed before she see independent.com/sports. february 6, 2014

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GLASSES GALORE: Expect to try a half-dozen or so wines during the Food & Wine Safari series, the next installment of which is February 20.

Getting to Know Elizabeth Reed’s Food & Wine Safari Series at The Biltmore

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t’s lunchtime at The Biltmore, and I’m sitting at a table mac-and-cheese croquettes with lemon puree, walnut-and-pear But each event still starts with a planning lunch, an experiof esteemed gourmets, including one of Santa Barsalad with figs and honeyed cheese, and the Italian chef’s gorence that got me wondering why, of all the possible partnerbara’s best chefs (Alessandro Cartumini), his recently gonzola-dosed pecorino polenta — but we stumble on the main. ships that The Biltmore could arrange themselves, they’ve stuck appointed superstar sidekick (Grant MacDonald), and As ideas about quail and tenderloin get tossed out, I finally with Reed and her Food & Wine Safari series. Cartumini credits perhaps the West Coast’s most important “fromager,” chime in.“Why not pig?” I ask.“Everyone loves pork these days.” Reed’s usual selection of lesser-known, smaller, high-quality whose knowledge of cheese, fruit, wine, and such things someCartumini looks at me like I’ve discovered electricity and wineries from the Central Coast as one of the things that makes how manages to eclipse the captivating pronunciation of her declares that, yes,“Pork it is,” for it goes very well with fall flait special, but also believes that the way they do the pairing full Russian name (Zinaida Vladimirovna Miakinkova-Engel), vors (this is for last November). As he starts thinking about the is distinctive, as creativity in pairing seems to have dwindled which contains, she notes with pride, more letas the format has become commonplace. ters than the alphabet itself. And yet, the one “Before thinking of what to cook for the holding this court of trained, learned foodies dinner, we taste the wine,” said Cartumini. is a demure woman of 70 or so years, with no “I know it is kind of a given, but not many professional culinary experience to speak of: other restaurants do this anymore, especially Elizabeth Reed, who summoned us all to deterin presence of the winemaker, chef, and the mine what should be on the menu for the next organizer of the dinner.” And he also likes incarnation of her Food & Wine Safari dinners the challenge.“The menu is always a fun way that she’s held at the seaside Four Seasons resort for me to try new dishes with local and seain Montecito for the past four years. sonal ingredients without forgetting what In a region awash in wine-tied meals, Reed 50 guests will all really enjoy,” he explained. — a University of Michigan gal who first moved “I try not to be too extreme, but at the same to Santa Barbara in 1971 to teach the developtime not too boring. It is about the wine, but mentally disabled of Devereux — presides over also about showing our guests what we can a truly standout series that combines intriguing cook.” wines from both near and far with exquisitely Our dinner was, as you might imagine, prepared food. At $110 a ticket, it’s on the pricey pretty exquisite. There were faces both old side of wine dinners, but it’d be impossible to and younger, some familiar and others I met get five courses out of The Biltmore’s Bella Vista for the first time, and the food was far better kitchen for any less — and this meal comes with than most winemaker dinners, if not the copious amounts of fine drink (the one we’re best pairing I’d ever tried; of course, I was a preparing for will include seven different botbit biased due to my pork play. But the real tlings) and plenty of good conversation, too. trick was how engaging and informative the Reed believes that it’s the latter that keeps her evening was, with Le Vigne’s winemaker, fans coming back. “When you go to other wine Michael Barreto, taking time to visit each of dinners … you don’t get the same consistency of the five tables, answering questions about people attending,” she said. “We have what tends the wine, and questioning us about which SCENES TO SAVOR: The Four Seasons The Biltmore’s head chef Alessandro Cartumini (top left) and to be a core group of people. They’re very happy pairing we liked best. Such interactions are Food & Wine Safari founder Elizabeth Reed (bottom right) get together every couple of months to to come back and see their friends they’ve met Reed’s favorite part. develop the wine-pairing menu, which last fall included mac ’n’ cheese croquettes (bottom left) and before. It gives a warmer feeling than just a “It’s important for people to meet the water buffalo cheese with tomato caprese on rye crisps (top right). generic group of people.” winemaker, to be able to sit down in this In front of us sits a list of the evening-to-be’s wine and cheese roasted apple, parsnip, and brussel sprouts that he’ll add to the warm atmosphere and have the winemaker come to the table options — all coming from Miakinkova’s employer, the Paso Kurobuta pork loin porchetta, Reed also approves of the idea, and sit and chat during dinner,” she said.“It still surprises me Robles family that owns Le Vigne Winery and Peacock Cheese for the other white meat can be paired with both a red and how many people are unfamiliar with what’s going on 30, 40 importers — so Reed’s challenge for us is incorporating those white wine, and she likes to ask her guests to vote on which they miles up the road and even as far as Paso. Sometimes it seems flavors into a menu that makes sense. She calls the process prefer more. like there are more people from L.A. and Orange County visit“reverse pairing,” in which the wine really commands the food The whole series started as a request from Reed to the ing our wineries than from Santa Barbara. I’d like more people decisions, rather than the more typical process of picking which kitchen at the adjacent Coral Casino, where she’s been a memto know what’s going on in their own backyard.” wine should go with a restaurant’s existing — or just slightly ber since the late 1970s. The club was having free corkage nights, The next Food & Wine Safari event at the altered — dishes. The conversation, in between the nibbles of and Reed asked if she could bring some friends and Spanish Four Seasons The Biltmore is on Thursday, obscure cheeses, sips of Le Vigne wine, and eventual forkfuls wine to pair with the chef’s paella. Then came a French night, February 20, at 6 p.m. and features wines from the new of fresh salad, is brisk and to the point, somewhere between an Italian night, and, as Reed explained,“There seemed to be Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara appellation, specifically a boardroom strategy session and pregame locker room talk, such an interest that I started to invite winemakers to come, so those of Grassini Family Vineyards (with attendance by with Cartumini throwing out ideas, MacDonald countering, they brought their wines, and we started to do reverse pairings Katie Grassini and Paul Azdril), and Westerly Wines (with Miakinkova offering available alternatives, and the rest of us with the food.” The event got too big for the Coral Casino, so winemaker Adam Henkel). For info and tickets, email chiming in when necessary. they eventually moved across the street to the Four Seasons The elizabeth@foodandwinesafari.com, call 698-3426, or The first few dishes are settled quickly enough — you can’t Biltmore; both are owned by Beanie Baby billionaire Ty Warner, visit foodandwinesafari.com. really argue with bleu cheese–stuffed, serrano-wrapped dates, who lives just down the street himself.

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SANTA BARBARA’S CULTURAL NIGHT DOWNTOWN

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

Tales From Three Cities: Watercolorist Mike Rider explores the people and places of Santa Barbara, Managua, and Addis Ababa in his first one-man show. Please join us for an artist reception for this talented artist, whose detailed renditions of favorite local scenes are accompanied by those from his travels to Niguargua and Ethiopia. Music, wine served, and artist is present.

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Gallery owner and photographer Stacey Byers will show some of her work with an exhibition titled Captured in Light and Shadow. This exhibition celebrates the classic elegance of portraits completed exclusively in black and white. Please be sure to walk through “La Plazuela” (next to McDonald’s) to see this new addition to Downtown Santa Barbara.

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7 & 11 East Anapamu Street, 805-730-1460 Celebrating Santa Barbara Old School, an exhibition devoted to an almost-forgotten chapter in Santa Barbara’s art history – the founding of the Santa Barbara Art Institute. Founded in 1965 by Ray Strong, James Armstrong, Joseph Knowles, Douglass Parshall and John Gorham, the school operated on the campus of today’s Brooks Institute on Alameda Padre Serra until 1974.

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THURSDAY February 6th, 5-8pm

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

B ENCANTO: 1114 State Street #22, 805-722-4338 Come join us for a book signing with Jennifer Strube as we celebrate her new book The Virgin Asanas: How Yoga, Sex, and Mother Mary Changed Everything. Also serving up local vino + live jazz music from the Blue Moon Quartet. Enjoy!

4 CHANNING PEAKE GALLERY: 105 East Anapamu Street, 805-568-3990 Inside/Outside: Santa Barbara Art Association. This juried exhibition celebrates the artistic talents of more than 500 members of the Santa Barbara Art Association and features a wide variety of artist styles and media. Join us for an Awards Ceremony at 6pm. The juror, Sylvia White, owner/director of The Sylvia White Gallery in Ventura, has been committed to bringing museum quality work to Ventura County. (Gallery located on the 1st floor of the County Administration Building)

C ROOMS & GARDENS: 924 State Street, 805-965-2424 Rooms & Gardens Furniture Antiques and Interior Design is hosting an open house featuring the work of local artist Garrett Speirs, a trunk show with pillows made by Bravo TV’s Million Dollar Decorator Kathryn Ireland, wine tasting with a local vintner and tempting samplings of artisan chocolates hand-made in Santa Barbara.

5 ARTAMO GALLERY: 11 West Anapamu Street, 805-568-1400 Into a New Year: Art Raffle & Auction. Celebrating our 9th Anniversary, we stage a special Art Raffle & Auction this 1st Thursday. We’ll give away a Patrick Gaboriau painting in a free raffle and offer a selection of other works in a low priced silent auction. In our anniversary exhibition we present a selection of recent works by gallery artists, including fresh arrivals by Michael Moon and Keith Clark.

D THE GOOD CUP: 918 State Street. Suite C, 805-965-5593 Featuring Santa Barbara artist Angie Lazzar. Her work is both visually and emotionally impactful, each painting telling a story with a dark palette, symbolism, and ethereal characters. E CASA MAGAZINE: 23 East Canon Perdido Street, 805-965-6448 RED TANGO evokes a passion that engages the senses and tantalizes the soul. Sculpture, assemblages, paintings, and more reflect this sensuous theme. Join us for Tango Music, red refreshments, passionate poetry, and an artist’s reception.

6 SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM OF ART: 1130 State Street, 805-963-4364 Fearless Hearts and PacifiCraft Imports Trunk Shows. The Fearless Hearts story grew out of a “growth” period for the McDermott family, and as a way of “paying it forward,” they offer 10% of Fearless Heart™ profits to support your favorite charity. These beautiful and iconic hearts are meant to serve as a reminder to those that wear and give them, that experiencing hardship does not have to mean defeat. In fact, it can offer an opportunity to challenge oneself to live a meaningful, rich and fulfilling life.

F SOJOURNER: 134 East Canon Perdido Street, 805-965-7922 Join us for the annual Solstice Poster Contest viewing and voting, along with folk musician Randall Lamb (think Cisco Houston, Townes Van Zandt, Woody Guthrie) and wine tasting. The place for dinner before wandering around to the other venues, and a great place for closing out your evening. G INDUSTRY HOME: 740 State Street #1, 805-845-5780 Please join us in celebrating our 1st Anniversary and the art of the family heirloom with the artwork of Leslie Lewis Sigler. The paintings, which focus on silverware, china and tools, aim to provoke memories, start conversations, and explore the lineage that connects us all. Stop by for a sip of local wine and beer and see how these pieces are given new life and perspective through art!

7 FAULKNER GALLERY: 40 East Anapamu Street, 805-962-7635 The Santa Barbara Art Association, founded in 1952, presents a juried show with artwork in various media by some of its 571 members. Open during regular library hours. 8 SANTA BARBARA ARTS: 1114 State Street #24, 805-884-1938 February features Felt Artist, Valerie McLean. Valerie lives in Santa Barbara and has been honing her love of felting since 2004. She has taken workshops with master felters and also teaches here locally. Felting is different from many mediums as you are creating not only a unique item such as a hat, scarf, garment or pod, but actually designing and creating the fabric it is made from, with no stitching - just with a bit of wool, water, soap to assist and agitation. Come see her variety of items and get your own hands wet as she demonstrates the wonder of felting.

H BLUSH RESTAURANT & LOUNGE: 630 State Street, 805-957-1300 Please join the American Heart Association at Blush as we celebrate the launch of the 11th annual National Wear Red Day, February 7, 2014. National Wear Red Day brings awareness to education and research so that together we can bring an end to heart disease, the #1 killer of women. A portion of the night’s proceeds will go towards finding a cure for heart disease. Enjoy music, muchies, and a port and chocolate tasting package. Be sure to wear red!

9 OLIVER & ESPIG: 1108 State Street, 805-962-8111 Enjoy the beauty of captured light in Thomas Van Steins’ plein air paintings currently on exhibition at Oliver & Espig Gallery. The artist will be in attendance to discuss his award winning work on display in “Night & Day.”

UCSB MIDDLE EAST ENSEMBLE: 900 State Street, Marshalls Patio The UCSB Middle East Ensemble is an official “Ethnomusicology Performance Ensemble” in the Department of Music at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Begun in 1989 by ethnomusicology professor Scott Marcus, the Ensemble has performed widely throughout California. The ensemble’s repertoire reflects the great variety of cultures found in the Middle East. The ensemble performs music and dance from Arab, Turkish, Persian, Armenian, Greek, Jewish and even Assyrian cultures. Performance items range from classical pieces to religious songs, folk and popular songs, folk dances and cabaret-style dances.

10 GALLERY 113: 1114 State Street located at # 8 La Arcada Court, 805-965-6611 Gail Lucas is Artist of the Month with a show called Santa Barbara Environs, exhibiting her oil and acrylic paintings of Santa Barbara landscapes, gardens and buildings, plus a few of Lotusland. The featured artists are Robert Waxman, Iben Vestergaard, Sally Hamilton, Jim Zimmerman, and Sue Slater.

SANTA BARBARA MASTER CHORALE: Paseo Nuevo Center Court (6pm and 7pm) The Santa Barbara Master Chorale, a community volunteer organization, was formed in 1984 to perform major choral works with full orchestral accompaniment. Now in its 24th season, the Chorale continues to present the finest choral music from the 16th century to the present. For the first time ever, Santa Barbara will be the host city to the American Choral Directors Association’s Western Division Conference, Feb. 19 to 22, 2014. Nearly 1,000 attendees and 28 selected professional and amateur choirs will be here, with concerts scheduled in the Granada, the Old Mission and the Fess Parker Hotel Ballroom during the festival. Of special interest is the first local appearance by the world famous Los Angeles Master Chorale at 7:30pm on February 22nd. A free Welcome ACDA Concert is offered to the public on Wednesday, February 19th (8pm) at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, featuring four of Santa Barbara’s well-known choirs: Adelfos, the Quire of Voyces, and the Chamber Choir and Concert Choirs of Westmont College.

11 WATERHOUSE GALLERY: 1114 State Street # 9, 805-962-8885

The Gallery is in going on its 30th year and 23 years in La Arcada. It features artwork from some of today’s finest nationally-known painters. Works include California Landscapes, Figurative and Still Life paintings of the highest quality. Southwest Art Magazine recognized Diane & Ralph Waterhouse among “10 Prominent People’ in the Fine Art Business. Ralph Waterhouse will give a painting demonstration at 6pm.

12 BELLA ROSA GALLERIES: 1103-A State Street, 805-966-1707 We are honored to be attending the AGTA GemFair Tucson, sourcing the most beautiful and inspiring gems for the upcoming year. Ongoing show: Spirit Of The West by Thomas Kelsey continues through February 28th. See you in March! 13 EL PRESIDIO DE SANTA BÁRBARA STATE HISTORIC PARK

123 E. Canon Perdido Street, 805-965-0093 Pastimes by Candlelight: Enjoy a rare opportunity to visit the Presidio by candlelight. Experience living history vignettes and see the Presidio as you might have over two centuries ago: hear the comandante converse with officials, watch the soldados relax after a long day’s work and enjoy the music and dances of Early California.

14 CASA DE LA GUERRA: 15 E De La Guerra Street, 805-966-6961

Presenting I See Beauty in this Life: A Photographer Looks at 100 Years of Rural California, a traveling exhibit from the California Historical Society (CHS), curated by writer and photographer Lisa M. Hamilton. Geographically, the state of California is more than 94% rural. Over the past two years, Hamilton has been telling the stories of rural communities in her multimedia work, Real Rural. For this exhibition she uses the collections of the CHS to connect these present-day stories with the past.

15 JAMES MAIN FINE ART: 27 East De la Guerra Street, 805 962-8347 Channing Peake, modernist painter and cowboy, demonstrates a unique artistic vision developed over years of training at the Oakland School of Arts and Crafts, Santa Barbara School of the Arts and The Art Students League of New York. His relationships with Pablo Picasso and Rufino Tamayo encouraged and inspired his cubist interpretations of ranch life, dynamic abstract compositions and use of color. 16 SANTA BARBARA HISTORICAL MUSEUM

136 East De La Guerra Street, 805-966-1601 In honor of Valentine’s Day, we invite you to experience our exhibition, Luminescent Santa Barbara- Lockwood de Forest, with a romantic evening of wine and music by guitarist Tony Ybarra. Explore the work of Lockwood de Forest, N.A. (1850-1932) who trained with the Hudson River School as a painter. An avid traveler and accomplished designer, de Forest produced Indian furnishings with Louis Comfort Tiffany (yes, that Tiffany!) in New York, settling permanently in Santa Barbara. Here the artist returned to landscape painting with an emphasis on color and light, in his own unique and objective artistic vision of the region’s natural surroundings. Family friendly activity available. 50

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WELCOME TO 1ST THURSDAY: AFTER HOURS!

www.santabarbaradowntown.com 17 MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SANTA BARBARA: 653 Paseo Nuevo Terrace, Upper Arts Terrace, 805-966-5373 Forum Lounge: The Bridge Club, Plan. In their new live performance, the four artistperformers of The Bridge Club work to collect, process, and interpret information through sensory and perceptual tools. The performer’s actions reference planning and plan-making as a metaphor, where the physical documentation of the plan (be it a list, map, or blueprint) attests to the ways in which plans can become derailed, recreated or destroyed—physically, emotionally, psychologically or historically. Happy Hour 5-7pm, Performance 7pm. ART CRAWL: 735 Anacapa Street (Walk around to the back of the building) The Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative, in partnership with the Downtown Organization, will lead a curated Art Crawl through the 1st Thursday festivities. The guide for December is acclaimed assemblage artist Sue Van Horsen. The Art Crawl starts at 5:30 sharp in de la Guerra Plaza on the back steps of City Hall.

A BRASIL ARTS CAFÉ: 1230 State Street, 805-845-7656 Introducing Brazilian culture to Santa Barbara with an Eat-Drink-Move vibe. Eat and Drink in the restaurant, which features traditional Brazilian menu items, most of which are organic and healthy, while still indulging in some of the country’s most delectable offerings and popular street food. Move inside the 1400 square foot studio where you can learn Capoeira (Brazilian martial arts) or take exciting Samba classes, learn Afro Brazilian dance, sweat it out in intense boot camp, or learn Brazilian Portuguese. This 1st Thursday, experience an authentic Capoeira experience and admire art from local artists. As you step inside Brasil Arts Café, feel the beat of Brazil and get immersed in our culture! Junte-se a nós – Come join us!

Join us for 1st Thursday: After Hours, 7:30pm-9:30pm when the Historic Theatre District venues of The Lobero Theatre, The Granada Theatre and The New Vic extend 1st Thursday culture, art and music offerings to provide the community unique live entertainment and behind the scenes experiences and opportunities to meet other performing arts enthusiasts.

THE GRANADA THEATRE: 1214 State Street, 805-899-2222 Join us tonight from 7:30-9:30pm for 1st Thursday: After Hours at The Granada Theatre. Presenting entertainment by Téka, local renowned Brazilian vocalist featuring beautifully seductive melodies and infectious rhythms and delicious nibbles provided compliments of a local restaurant partner and a “no host” full bar provided by Marquee Events. The Granada Theatre, The Lobero Theatre and The New Vic Theater are teaming up to offer these new 1st Thursday: After Hours events that will be held at a different theater each month. THE SCHEDULE FOR 1ST THURSDAY: AFTER HOURS for the coming Winter/Spring season will be as follows: • March 6 at The New Vic • April 3 at The Lobero Theatre • May 1 at The Granada Theatre • June 5 at The New Vic

1ST THURSDAY SPONSORS: These sponsors continue to make 1st Thursday possible. The downtown community would like to thank these Santa Barbara businesses for their support!


SOMETIMES Y: Contemporary classical composer Gabriel Kahane previews his new album on February 12 at SOhO.

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EMAIL: ARTS@INDEPENDENT.COM kind of genre-less moment where we hear Steve Mackey play an electric guitar concerto with the L.A. Philharmonic, or we hear string quartets playing in bars. The notion that Masterworks is running with is that they want to present work that is masterful, regardless of genre. I’m sort of honored and humbled to be part of that new mission.

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How does your humanities background affect your art? I’ve been able to find a place for myself in the cultural sphere maybe because I’m trying to look at the world in a broad, empathetic way, and refracting my experience into the work that I do. — Joseph Miller

nt’s Craig Springer (left) FAMILIAR FACES: The Jazz Experime Marquee. and David Grossman perform at the

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Few traditions run as deep and ring as true as California’s folk-rock pedigree. Since the Laurel Canyon scene blossomed into the nation’s collective consciousness in the 1960s, it seems someone has been standing at the ready, arms outstretched, just waiting for the baton to be passed along. Fast-forward to 2014, and it appears to finally be Tall Tales’ turn to run a victory lap. The onetime Ventura-based band now resides in Los Angeles full-time, and their recently released album, Besides, nicely plants the group at the epicenter of the SoCal folk-rock scene. Like records past, frontman Trevor Beld-Jimenez steers the ship here, but the liner notes also boast a strong cast of guests, including wife Tania, longtime collaborator Seth Pettersen, and West Coast folk-rock staple Neal Casal. As far as highlights go, Besides is brimming with plenty of beautiful little moments. On the breezy “Hide Your Love Away,” Trevor is joined by a team of backup vocalists, providing for some of the record’s strongest and prettiest harmonies. On the flip side of the coin, album ender “She Won’t” kicks off with a big, reverb-y guitar line, and dips in and out of full-on psychedelic rock-out mode alongside a heap of pounding pianos and fat, thumping drums. As a whole, Besides stands to situate Tall Tales at the top of the heap, but perhaps more importantly, it reassures folk fans that the scene is most definitely alive and kickin’. — Aly Comingore

Once a month month, h jjust ust as stTh st Thur Thursday sday d iiss wi winding indi ding down down, a jazz combo sets up in the Marquee, and the dark and swanky nightspot nestled under the big south wall of the Granada Theatre comes alive. Happy people sip cocktails and chat about the art they’ve seen while a quartet of sophisticated IMPROVISING musicians runs the WITH TWO OF S.B.’S changes on everything and anything in the fake book. Two of them are well-known figures from the Santa Barbara music community — Hank Allen on bass and John Adair on the guitar. The other guys look familiar, too, but not in quite the same way. And then it clicks — the drummer is David Grossman, the executive director of the Santa Barbara Symphony, and the sax player is Craig Springer, the Chrisman executive director of the Granada. So, if during the day you run the Granada, or direct the Santa Barbara Symphony, what do you do on your night off? For these two gentlemen, it turns out the answer is the same — grab your instrument and head to the club next door to play some jazz. From any number of perspectives, this little bit of moonlighting makes a lot of sense. Grossman, who successfully negotiated a new contract with the musicians’ union on behalf of the Symphony this fall, clearly knows a thing or two about holding a group together and providing a steady pulse. For Springer, the man responsible for polishing the Granada’s gleaming reputation, listening, improvising, and leading are just as clearly key skills in the boardroom as they are in the jam session. If you’re downtown tonight for st Thursday, check out what these four fine musicians are calling The Jazz Experiment. The band performs at the Marquee ( State St.) every st Thursday at 8 p.m. For info, call 560-0100. — Charles Donelan

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ccording to some critics, the classical concert hall has come to resemble a church or museum, a glass-case sanctuary for the ritualization of yesterday’s revelations. According to composer, vocalist, and songwriter Gabriel Kahane, though, this is all a passing phase, an anomaly in the timeline of Western music.“It’s a dark moment much like the high modernism of the 1950s, where the academy kind of strangled populism,” he explained by phone last week. “If you take that aberration out of the narrative, there’s always been a connection between the vernacular and what’s in the concert hall.” Connection is what Kahane is all about. With his broad association between genres, artists, and styles, he represents a new breed of classically trained composers who are jumping ship, taking advantage of breakthroughs in the categorical hull by older daring crossover artists, and navigating entirely new vessels and routes. The son of concert pianist and Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Music Director Jeffrey Kahane, Gabriel has worked on a mélange of projects, including orchestral and chamber compositions, pop songs, and musical theater. A pianist, guitarist, and banjo player, he gained a kind of cult status for his witty song cycle Craigslistlieder, which set actual texts from the eponymous classified ad web-

site. At the same time, his compositional prowess has earned him commissions from the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Kronos Quartet. Last seen in Santa Barbara at Hahn Hall in 2011 with premier cellist Alisa Weilerstein, Kahane returns, again courtesy of UCSB Arts & Lectures, this time to rock SOhO Restaurant & Music Club ( State St.) on Wednesday, February 12, at 8 p.m. with like-minded chamber group yMusic. For tickets and information, call 962-7776, or visit artsandlectures.sa.ucsb .edu. You are releasing your third album this year. Will we hear some of it at SOhO? We’re actually going to be doing primarily a preview of the music from this record, called The Ambassador, which is all centered [on] songs about Los Angeles architecture. This is going to be one of the first opportunities to play that music live. I’m really excited for its release. It’s going to be my first major-label record with Sony Masterworks. After five or six years of doing the DIY thing, I’m sort of ready to be — I wouldn’t necessarily say “pampered”— but I’m ready to have folks who really know what they are doing looking after the release. I’ve always thought that Sony Masterworks is fairly buttoned-up classical. We’re living in this

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hen museums write art his- on the discoveries of such diverse precursors as tory, they do so by arrang- Robert Smithson and Marcel Duchamp, and on ing objects. Of course, there an emerging sensibility derived from aesthetic must be labels, as well, and globalization, Aycock and Stuart both found wall cards and catalogs and new, surprising, and direct ways to connect lectures, but ultimately, the greatest strength of studio practice with the real world. Combined, these institutions is also their biggest constraint these shows form a single blockbuster exhibi— the stories they tell come into being through tion and offer a crash course in how two Amerithe selection and juxtaposition of actual things. can women redefined the fields of drawing and In three concurrent exhibisculpture, quite literally from tions of important drawings the ground up. now on view in Santa Barbara Alice Aycock got her start — two at the Santa Barbara as an artist just as painting Museum of Art and one at the began to lose its grip on the UCSB Art, Design & Archicollective imagination of the tecture Museum — this art of New York art world. Trained juxtaposition has been raised as a sculptor by Robert Morto the highest level. By runris at City University of New ning a wonderful two-part York’s Hunter College, Aycock retrospective of drawings by began drawing as an ancillary the sculptor and land artist to her sculptural practice and Alice Aycock concurrently to document her extensive with an equally compelling travel and her research in the show documenting the career fields of architecture, engineering, and archaeology. As of her contemporary Michelle a graduate student, Aycock Stuart, SBMA’s Julie Joyce has created something that’s much immersed herself in the study more than the sum of its parts. of architecture from all over the globe, analyzing and interBringing together these major INDIA INK: “Rock, retrospective exhibitions of nalizing the logic of structures Paper, Scissors (India two supremely confident and ’07),” a recent large created by people far removed influential women artists, both drawing by Alice Aycock, from the conventions of Westof whom first reached a wide can be seen at the Santa ern art. Her research into the circular memorials of ancient audience with major aesthetic Barbara Museum of Art. breakthroughs in the 1970s, the and renaissance civilizations, SBMA and the UCSB AD&A Museum power- begun as a project for one of Leo Steinberg’s fully enhance the significance of each individual art history classes, became the basis for some element of this total presentation. of her most important early works, including Taken together, Michelle Stuart: Drawn from 1972’s “Maze” and the 1976 “Project for a CircuNature and Alice Aycock Drawings: Some Stories lar Building with Narrow Ledges for Walking.” Are Worth Repeating offer an alternative to The Aycock show at UCSB’s AD&A Museum more conventional art-historical accounts of the focuses on her career up until the mid-1980s and period 1970-2010 and portray a pivotal moment fuses diagrams, plans, photographs, and drawin the evolution of contemporary art. Building ings with a substantial selection of maquettes

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Alice Aycock Drawings: Some Stories Are Worth Repeating and Michelle Stuart: Drawn from Nature are both on view through April 20 at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. For more information, visit sbmuseart.org. The first part of Alice Aycock Drawings: Some Stories Are Worth Repeating is at the UCSB’s Art, Design & Architecture Museum until April 19. For more information, visit www.museum.ucsb.edu.

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frottage on the soil of specific places, as in the iconic “# Woodstock NY” of 1973. By allowing this large drawing to unfurl down to and across the floor of the gallery, Stuart invaded the space of the viewer and opened the door to her earthworks, such as the magnificent “Niagara Gorge Path Relocated” of 1975. Although the relocated path, which once plunged 450 feet to the Niagara River, no longer exists, its legacy, both within Stuart’s oeuvre and beyond, endures. Like much of Stuart’s earth art, it was intended to be ephemeral, but it continues to benefit from the indelible record of photographic documentation. MYSTERY MACHINE: Alice Aycock’s At the same time that she was breaking down “The Savage Sparkler,” a maquette the barriers between drawing and sculpture, of her 1981 sculpture, is part of what’s Stuart was traveling the world in search of on display in her show at the UCSB inspiration. She found it in the Nazca lines, but Art, Design & Architecture Museum. she also found it in books and photographs; in the forms of nature, such as seeds; and in the forms of civilization, such as calendars and into a single thrilling experience. Beginning charts. As Stuart told the group of journalwith relatively simple arrangements of walls ists who assembled for a walk-through of the and tunnels that attempt to reimagine the exhibit last week,“the Pacific Rim is us,” referring relationship between buildings and the land, to the entire earthquake- and volcano-ridden Aycock takes a daring leap into a brave new rim of that huge expanse of ocean that rustles world of impossible machines and fantastic constantly up against our beaches. Having spaces designed to baffle as well as fascinate the spent significant time traveling to and fro viewer. In these early works, on its surface, Aycock and Aycock merges the impulse Stuart share a passion for to modify the land that she the beautiful, complex, and inherited from such premostly unknown topogracursors as Robert Smithson phy beneath. with Duchamp’s playful, At the SBMA, Aycock’s highly literate approach to later career unfurls in a the limits and paradoxes sweeping series of images of mechanical reproducdocumenting her large pubtion. In the AD&A show, lic commissions and her we witness the birth of what ongoing obsessions with relremains Aycock’s central ativity and transformation. conceit: the artwork as an Everything and anything imaginary space that invites can become a part of the fantasy and within which parallel universe she connothing is impossible. structs. From roller coasters Like Aycock, Michelle to board games to Hindu Stuart began her career as mythology to the star charts a young woman with an that sometimes appear in unusual gift for drafting. newspapers, she feeds her Stuart, who trained at what appetite for imagery and was then known as the concept with icons implyChouinard Art Institute in ing movement and change. Los Angeles, spent several Such grand installations as years working for cartogra- GROUNDED: Michelle the 2012 “East River Roundphers, turning aerial pho- Stuart’s “#1 Woodstock NY, about” in New York City tographs into topographic 1973” is a drawing made by and the “Ghost Ballet for the maps. It was this experi- frottage and is at the SBMA East Bank Machineworks” ence that led her to redefine until April 20. of 2007 in Nashville suggest drawing as a form of explohow completely Aycock has ration and to turn her own original art into a integrated the fantasy worlds of her imaginamore comprehensive, integrated response to the tion with the existing structures of 21st-century land. Although Stuart’s aesthetic breakthrough urban life. Visiting these three shows today in began with a series of amazingly delicate and Santa Barbara thus becomes a kind of time detailed moon drawings executed in 1969, her travel, with the viewer moving back to the future development quickly reached an initial climax through the innovations of the 1970s to a most with the large hanging scrolls she created by liberating and expansive vision of tomorrow. ■ february 6, 2014

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one are the days when professional dancers specialized in a single technique. In order to compete for jobs in today’s market, performers have to embrace a wide range of styles and skills, from classical ballet to release technique, floor work to hip-hop, so says Alexandra Damiani, interim artistic BUST A MOVE: Cedar Lake director of New York’s Cedar Lake dancers are masters of Contemporary Ballet, founded adaptation. just 10 years ago. Next Tuesday, UCSB Arts & Lectures brings Damiani and her versatile young company to the Granada Theatre for their Santa Barbara premiere. “We ask a lot of dancers today,” Damiani explained on the phone last week. “Distinctions between types of dancers have blurred.” Nowhere, she says, is this truer than in a repertory company like Cedar Lake, where dancers are required to work with a changing cast of choreographers and to throw themselves into wildly differing techniques, idioms, and aesthetics. “Our programs contain many different philosophies of dance and showcase the dancers’ fluency in many dance languages,” she said. That’s certainly the case with the program they’re bringing to Santa Barbara, which seems designed to highlight this extreme flexibility on the part of the dancers. The show will open with “Indigo Rose,” choreographed in 2011 by Jiří Kylián for the junior company of Nederlands Dans Theater. The French-born Damiani, who herself pursued a successful career as a professional dancer before moving into her current administrative role, spoke with a performer’s appreciation of the way this work of Kylián’s “exudes the technical precision and physical hunger of younger dancers.” “His talents really come forth in this work,” she added,“powerful musicality, a sense of timing, and beautiful elegance.” The score for “Indigo Rose” incorporates the work of two very different composers — John Cage and Johann Sebastian Bach — which proves an extra challenge for the dancers.“Some of the Cage is pretty much uncountable, so the dancers have to really feel it and figure out a shared rhythm,” Damiani explained. At the heart of this program is Crystal Pite’s “Ten Duets on a Theme of Rescue.” Damiani described the Canadian choreographer’s work as “intimate, rich, and feminine.” Pite created the dance on Cedar Lake in 2007; it features cinematic lighting, some of which the dancers themselves manipulate onstage. If Kylian’s work tends to show its classical underpinnings, Pite’s movement vocabulary is at a further removal from traditional ballet technique; it’s characterized by fluidity of the spine and surprising changes in direction. Closing out the evening’s program is “Necessity, Again,” a highly theatrical work by Norwegian choreographer, director, and playwright/choreographer Jo Strømgren. The score for this work alternates between audio recordings of a lecture given by French philosopher Jacques Derrida and the somewhat schmaltzy music of French crooner Charles Aznavour; dancers with big hairdos and high heels get to exercise their acting skills, as well as their athletic abilities. For Damiani, the challenge and the satisfaction of leading a company like Cedar Lake is in the drawing together of such apparently disparate works within a single program. There’s no thematic content to this show, she explained; the thread that links such works together is the performers themselves. “The dancers are challenged musically and technically in ‘Indigo Rose,’ and then in ‘Ten Duets’ they have to access a totally different humanity and authenticity,” she noted. “In ‘Necessity, Again,’ they’re thrown into a totally different language. In that way, the program is a wonderful journey.” In fact, it could be said that it’s the variety of this program that ultimately illuminates what is shared, both between the dancers and with the audience. “Dance can provide unity,” Damiani explained.“I think that now more than ever we need to connect with that unity — with poetry, beauty, and a sense of how amazing the human body can be.” Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet will perform at the Granada Theatre (1214 State St.) on Tuesday, February 11, at 8 p.m. For tickets, call 893-3535 or visit artsandlectures.sa.ucsb. edu. The company will also offer a master class on Monday, February 10, at 5:30 p.m. at the Gustafson School of Dance. To reserve a spot, call 966-6950.

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magine a world with another nine symphonies by Beethoven, all of them just as good. And now stop imagining things, because in the rapidly expanding universe of early and baroque music, this is exactly what is happening. Ensembles such FROM THE ARCHIVES: The Venice as the Venice Baroque Baroque Orchestra takes on neverOrchestra (VBO), which before-heard compositions from some will perform at UCSB’s of the world’s greatest composers. Campbell Hall this Thursday, are combining brilliant performance practice with astounding archival discoveries. Founded in 1997, the Venice Baroque has attracted many of the field’s most interesting and prestigious soloists, primarily by combining rigorous group preparation with leader Andrea Marcon’s extraordinary scholarship. In perhaps his most famous musical coup, VBO founder Marcon located 15 concertos by Vivaldi that had never been recorded before. Last week, I had the pleasure of corresponding by email with violist and founding VBO member Alessandra Di Vincenzo.

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How has the group’s focus on the baroque repertoire brought in musical collaborators? The baroque repertoire has allowed VBO to know very good soloists, such as countertenor Philippe Jaroussky, violinist Giuliano Carmignola, mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kožená, and cellist Gautier Capuçon, just to name a few. Usually projects take shape after years of exchanges of opinion between our conductor, Andrea Marcon, and a soloist he meets. Each different meeting is a particular story during which they find a common subject and common ideas, and they always develop exciting projects. What are some of the revelations that came about through scholarship and archival research? Rediscovering unknown pages is in VBO’s and Andrea’s DNA, and archival research brought us some pleasant surprises. We began our activity with a recording of unpublished concertos and cantatas by Alessandro Marcello, [that were] kept at the Biblioteca Marciana in Venice. Some years later, we recorded 15 violin concertos by Vivaldi that no one recorded before. Thanks to the work of some musicologists and Andrea, we played as world premieres the operas “L’Orione” by Francesco Cavalli; “L’Olimpiade” by [Domenico] Cimarosa; the oratorio “Il trionfo della poesia e della musica” and the serenata “La morte d’Adone” by Benedetto Marcello; and the serenata “Andromeda liberata” by many different composers, [including] Vivaldi. Recently we had the pleasure of bringing good music to light on the occasion of the recording of the unknown [Nicola] Porpora’s arias, thanks to the research work of Philippe Jaroussky. How is that knowledge reflected in performance? The study of a manuscript always adds something new to a performance. It makes the interpreter aware of the composer’s thought. Even in the case of a modern edition [that has] already been done, the study of the original sources is fundamental. In many cases, you can find apparently insignificant differences, but for an interpreter they are not at all insignificant. In what way does VBO reflect its city of origin? Maybe through our attention to the lightness of sound. We would like not to charge music with useless weight, especially playing Venetian music, which for us is fluid like water — the environment on which Venice is based. The Venice Baroque Orchestra appears in concert at UCSB’s Campbell Hall on Thursday, February 6, at 8 p.m. For tickets and information, call 893-3535 or visit artsandlectures.sa .ucsb.edu.

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ver feel like the paragon of sex appeal one minute and a disgusting ogre the next? Ever want to crawl inside someone’s skin you love them so much, only to decide you’d rather crawl into a hole? Ever feel so selfconscious you were sure your skin was see-through? You have, you know, even if you don’t remember. You were about 16. In their latest startlingly genuine production, Proximity Theatre Company zeroes in on adolescence — specifically, the attendant internal turmoil. At just 40 minutes long, Teen Age is nevertheless an epic journey beneath the skin of six girls and one boy who stand both for themselves as individuals and for the universal experiences of teen-hood: the beauty, the yearning, the horror, and the heartbreak. As is typical of Proximity productions, Teen Age relies on the dramatic potential of the human body for storytelling; there’s little in the way of set or props, and you don’t miss them. Here, performers cling to each other and tear themselves apart, slap the floor repeatedly, and reach their arms overhead like giant toddlers asking to be scooped up. All of this would be affecting enough were adults to play the roles of teens. Instead, it’s teens themselves who represent their own overwhelming desires — and the desire to repress them. Now think back on high school. There’s a physical theater company in town. The director wants you to stand onstage with nothing to hide behind, run your fingers up the length of your inner arm, stick out your tongue, and act like a crazy person. Would you take that risk? Therein lies the greatest magic of this production: Not only are these young people willing to be as vulnerable and exposed as director Kyra Lehman asks ■ them to be; they’re positively hungry for it.

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t age 32, it may be premature to declare Michael Frayn’s Noises Off a classic. But as the Rubicon Theatre Company’s intermittently uproarious production makes clear, this extremely clever comedy has lost none of its freshness.Yes, the type of British sex farce it lovingly mocks is a rather distant relic at this point. But the primal emotions on display — love, lust, pride, and embarrassment, to name four — are timeless, as is the joy of watching skilled actors perform physical gags that require perfect timing. Frayn’s play begins at the final rehearsal of a witless stage comedy. We watch with sympathy as the increasingly exasperated director (Lloyd Dallas) attempts to cajole his cast into something resembling competence. Act Two takes us backstage during a performance of the show a month later. And the final act brings us back out front to witness the show’s last night, where the cast’s wegive-up attitude creates its own brand of comical chaos. Some actors — notably Rudolph Willrich and Alyson Lindsay — play their characters broadly, with very funny results. Andrew Borba does the best job of mining the pathos underneath the comedy as a self-effacing, middle-aged actor who can’t stop asking about his character’s motivation. But none of the play’s minor caveats matter much when we’re howling with laughter over a missed cue, a malfunctioning doorknob, or a prop that isn’t there. For anyone who has suffered nightmares about screwing up royally while being watched, Noises Off will offer loads of relatable laughter. ■


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t’s tempting to scoff at Alicia Sedwick when she mentions she grew up just outside Lizard Lick, North Carolina. As names of small towns go, that one sounds suspiciously satirical, not unlike Lake Wobegon, Minnesota. But google it, and you’ll find there really is such a place. A realestate site helpfully notes that the town of 15,000 is centered “at the crossroads of Lizard Lick Road and Highway .” All in all, not the ideal place for an aspiring actress to grow up. But her childhood there did provide experiences that will inform her performance in the Ensemble Theatre Company’s upcoming production of Good People. For one thing, Sedwick grew up cognizant of what it feels like to be an outsider. “My dad was a doctor,” she notes, “so the kids thought of me CLASS ACT: (from left) Catherine E. Coulson, Alicia Sedwick, as a Yankee.” and DeeDee Rescher star in Ensemble Theatre Company’s Good People, which opens Satproduction of Good People , which premieres at the New Vic urday night at the renovated Victhis Thursday. toria Hall, is set in Boston, where the term “Yankee” has a different, if equally derogatory, connotation. But it’s still very much series, and teaching an acting class for budding animators. However, when the casting director sent her a Facebook about community solidarity and suspicion of outsiders. David Lindsay-Abaire’s multi-award-winning play is message informing her about Good People, Sedwick was a rarity in the modern American theater: a drama that immediately intrigued. She had seen the play at a Geffen tackles the issue of class. It asks how a few people manage Playhouse production in 2012 and was knocked out by it. to transcend the circumstances of their childhood and Sullivan had the exact same experience. what, if anything, they owe to the people they left behind. “It just blew me away,” the director recalled. “It is so That issue is anything but theoretical to Margie (the “r” specific. You know [David Lindsay-Abaire] comes from is silent, the “g” is hard), a single mother from the proud, that place. Each and every character is so rich and so real. isolated community of South Boston. Out of work and And the plotting is so intricate.” desperate, she approaches an old high school sweetheart Sullivan and Sedwick did not know each other before who has become a successful doctor, moving up in the this experience (although, after comparing notes, they world and out of the old neighborhood. realized that they had been at the same wedding 10 years It’s a great play for recessionary times, one in which a earlier). When asked why she cast the veteran actress in member of the “have-nots” approaches one of the “haves” this coveted role (performed by Frances McDormand on and asks: Hey, what about us? Is it right to turn your back Broadway and Jane Kaczmarek in Los Angeles), Sullivan on the community you came from? immediately answered,“She made me laugh.” “I’m really curious to see how Santa Barbara is going to “It’s a dark story,” she noted, “but there’s a lot of humor respond to this play,” said director Jenny Sullivan. “There in this play.” are a lot of ‘haves’ in Santa Barbara.” For these characters, “their sense of humor is a defense Sedwick learned that many years ago — in 1982, to be mechanism and a survival technique,” Sedwick added. As part of their quest for authenticity, the cast members exact. Taking a break from college (she studied theater at Humboldt State), she spent some time living with a friend are exchanging YouTube videos of scenes shot in South Boston. They’re also honing their working-class Boston “in her parents’ house in Hope Ranch.” “I got a job at the Wine Cask,” she recalled. “I lied and accents. “At first [the accent] felt like a caricature,” Sedwick said I had experience waiting tables.” She also auditioned for a relatively new theater com- recalled. “I thought, ‘Dial it back!’ But the dialect coach is pany in town, the Ensemble, and was cast in two produc- having me say things like ‘Dollah Stowah’ for ‘Dollar Store.’” tions: Laundry and Bourbon and Of Mice and Men. “I remember being very nervous, but I loved it,” she said. Good People opens on Many years later, when she was working as a New York– Thursday, February 6, based actress, she did three shows at the Two River Theater at 8 p.m. at the New Vic in New Jersey, which was then run by Ensemble Artistic (33 W. Victoria St.) with performances Director Jonathan Fox. When she moved back to Southern though Sunday, February 23. For tickets California, he invited her to audition, but her career had and information, call 965-5400 or visit moved in a different direction. In recent years, she has been ensembletheatre.com. producing a radio program, coproducing a spoken-word

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

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NEIL FAVILLA

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Santa Barbara’s Gardens & Villa Steps into Its Own with Dunes by Aly Comingore

SHINE ON: Gardens & Villa (from left: Shane McKillop, Dusty Ineman, Levi Hayden, Adam Rasmussen, and Chris Lynch) unleashed their sophomore album for Secretly Canadian on Tuesday.

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t’s a typically scorching January afternoon when I meet up with Gardens & Villa frontman Chris Lynch to discuss his band’s looming second-album release. With the Funk Zone sun beating down, he starts to recall the recording experience, which found him and bandmates Levi Hayden, Dusty Ineman, Shane McKillop, and Adam Rasmussen leaving the creature comforts of Santa Barbara for a decidedly “chiller” clime. Their destination: a snowbound studio in the small town of Benton Harbor, Michigan, where the band joined forces with producer and DFA Records cofounder Tim Goldsworthy (Cut Copy, Hercules and Love Affair) to carve out the 10 tracks that would become Dunes. The album saw its official release earlier this week, and tomorrow the band hits the road for a monthlong nationwide tour that includes a stop at SOhO Restaurant & Music Club this Saturday night. “I am so excited,” Lynch enthused a few weeks after our meeting.“I love the adventure and all the people I get to visit across the country, and we haven’t toured for a little while, so I’m stoked.” It stands to mention that I’ve known Lynch for going on seven years now. When we first met, I was newly stepping into a job as music editor for this very paper, and he was waiting tables alongside me at the Sojourner Café. At the time, he was fronting an ambient post-rock trio called Ave Caesar with fellow G&V members Rasmussen and Hayden, which he coaxed me into checking out back in 2008. In the years since, I watched as Ave dissolved then morphed into Gardens & Villa and as Lynch grew from a reluctant lyricist to a commanding and versatile frontman. For evidence of this transformation, look no further than Dunes, a confident and dynamic offering that finds the singer drawing inspiration from meditation, Mother Nature, and his own thoughts on dystopian theory. Like the SoCal boys’ frigid trip to the Midwest, the album is filled with disparities; songs bear titles like “Bullet Train” and “Purple Mesas,” and Lynch’s signature wooden flutes mix and mingle with Rasmussen’s pulsing, angular synths. As fans of the band will tell you, it’s these very juxtapositions that make Gardens & Villa so lovably unique. In a sea of New Wave–inspired electro rock acts, they choose to play all instruments live, with no aid from computers or backing tracks. In terms of production techniques, they gravitate toward a mix of analog and digital. And as far as songwriting goes, they’re as capable of channeling deep grooves and funky bass lines as they are comfortable in sparse, piano-ballad mode. Below, Lynch catches me up on a year’s worth of album making and explains the story behind Dunes’s blustery title.

Prior to Michigan, you were working on these songs here in Santa Barbara. Looking back, was there a guiding force driving the process? Well, there’s a lot that

shaped the record, emotionally speaking. I think we feel a lot older than we did when we made the first album. We are a lot older than we were when we made the first album. Leading up to recording, I was experimenting a lot with meditation, trying to dive into my subconscious and pull out a lot of things, and I feel like the record is full of that kind of stuff. It was a lot of figuring out the meanings of songs after they were written, whereas the first record was a lot more, “Let’s write a song about this.” The more I write, the more I find that I’m drawing things out of a place that I feel like isn’t necessarily from me. It’s more like a collective consciousness.

Do you see themes that run throughout the record, then? I

think so. I feel like some of the themes from the first record carried over, like the bits of nature worship. But I think the thing that really dominates this record is the pairing of nature and man-made architecture. It’s kind of a dystopian commentary on the weirdness of those two worlds.

I know you guys named the album after exploring around Lake Michigan. What about that experience lent itself to becoming the title of the record? It’s funny. It’s

really hard to describe the energy that we felt being cooped up in that little studio space for three straight weeks after living in California our whole lives. On the day we went out, the guy that owned the studio gave us these rough coordinates, and we drove for like an hour into the woods and ended up at this fucking fantastical sand dune. It was like nothing I’d ever seen, like Pismo Beach mixed with Death Valley or something. There was this fierce wind blowing, and when we got there, the sun came out for the first time in a month. That afternoon, all of the stress of everything just kind of fell away. We had the studio owner’s dog with us, and we were sledding and jumping off stuff and playing like a bunch of kids. It was impossible to understand, but it meant a lot to us. I really do like the name quite a bit. I like what it conjures up and that it was a really significant experience that triggered the idea.

Do you feel like there are particular records or artists that had an impact on Dunes ? Definitely. While we were

recording, pretty much every night when I went to bed, I listened to Alice Coltrane’s Journey in Satchidananda. We also listened to a lot of Daryl Hall’s solo stuff and quite a bit of Ryuichi Sakamoto

and David Sylvian. Tim was just a gold mine for music, though. Anytime we mentioned a band, he knew of 30 other bands that we’d never heard of.

Your last producer, Richard Swift, was the same way. Totally! I feel like if Swift and Goldsworthy went head-to-head over who knows more about obscure music, it might never end. They could argue forever. I mean, Tim might have the upper hand because he’s a few years older — and he’s British, so he sounds like he knows more. I think that was one of the best parts about having a British producer, though; everything just sounds cooler. When he says certain words — like “rawk” or “punk” or “acid house”— you’re just like, “Ooooh. Yeah. Say it again.” Aside from accents and killer deejay sets, how did working with Tim compare to working with Swift? Very different. Richard is all about establishing vibe and single takes and nailing shit. You don’t turn on the tape machine until you’re ready, and when you do, it’s a sacred zone. But he also loves mistakes. It’s kind of like Zen art, like the drunken painter that whips his hair onto the canvas and says, “Oh, it’s a mountain!” I feel like where Richard was searching for that classic vibe, Tim was searching for an otherworldly portal. He wanted to find a way for us to take ourselves out of Michigan and into this other outer universe. I’d say, if Swift is the spontaneous Zen master, then Tim is the bodhisattva who will sit and meditate on stuff for years and take his time.

The album is finally out. What do you hope people take away from it? I really hope they feel transported by it.

I hope they can fall into it and go somewhere else in their minds, and ideally it ends up being a good place, even though sometimes it might be kind of heavy. But if people get just a tiny glimmer of someone special, or a sacred space, I’d be pretty happy to hear that. Gardens & Villa play SOhO Restaurant & Music Club (1221 State St.) on Saturday, February 8, at 9:30 p.m. with openers Waterstrider. For tickets and info, call 962-7776 or visit clubmercy.com. Dunes is out now via Secretly Canadian.

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SWEET SET: Santa Barbara’s own Jimmy Tamborello (Dntel, The Postal Service) deejays at Isla Vista Theater on Friday, February 7.

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HEY, DJ: When we last spoke with local boy Jimmy Tamborello, he was

gearing up for one seriously high-profile vacation. The occasion: a 10-year anniversary tour on behalf of The Postal Service’s Give Up, for which the Dntel mastermind joined forces with Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard back in 2003. While the album proved to be a breakaway sensation then (not to mention Sub Pop Records’s second-biggest release to date), neither of its makers ever really intended to have the project be a full-time gig, and as such only played a handful of shows under The Postal Service moniker. Flash forward a decade, though, and the fan base seems to have only grown with time. Over the course of their yearlong reunion run, Tamborello and Gibbard found themselves headlining massive music festivals (Coachella, Lollapalooza) and grand amphitheaters (including our very own Santa Barbara Bowl). Huge stage sets were built. Strobe lights were rigged. Big-name female vocalists were brought in (namely Jenny Lewis and Mynabirds frontwoman Laura Burhenn). And Give Up’s starry-eyed collection of electronic pop songs became new again, thanks to the collective scream-singing of a few hundred thousand fans. “Before it went on sale and stuff, I didn’t even know if there would be interest,” recalled Tamborello from his Los Angeles home last week.“Even when we went on tour, I wasn’t sure how the crowds were going to react. After we started playing shows, though, the weirdest thing was how every audience would do the same things at the same time in the set. After a while, we were trained to know when people would cheer.” This Friday, Tamborello returns to the  for a very special night of record spinning and vibe setting as part of the Magic Lantern Films series in Isla Vista Theater, where he’ll take the stage in deejay mode, à la his ongoing shtick with underground L.A. radio collective dublab. “The show I do for dublab is called Dying Songs, and it’s mostly experimental electronic music,” Tamborello explained. “A lot of it is darker than The Postal Service stuff, but I still like melodies a lot, so it’s usually pretty melodic, just a little weirder.” In regard to future Tamborello offerings, the computer-loving composer assures that a new Dntel record is in the works and slated for release sometime this spring. “It’s a pretty low-key one; there’s like one track with vocals,” he laughed. “It’s definitely more music to listen to at home.” As for the fate of the resurrected The Postal Service, Tamborello says there are still no plans to make a new record, but that he’s looking to incorporate more pop sensibilities — and guest vocalists — into his own music. Want to peep Jimmy’s record collection? He spins at I.V. Theater on Friday, February 7, at 8 p.m. Call 966-3652 for info.

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POP, ROCK & JAZZ Adama –  Chapala St., -. THU: Greg Harrison (pm) Brewhouse –  W. Montecito St., -. THU, WED-SAT: Live Music (pm) Chumash Casino Resort –  E. Hwy. , Santa Ynez, -. THU: Gerardo Ortiz (pm) FRI: Gary Valenciano, with AKA Jam (pm) Cold Spring Tavern –  Stagecoach Rd., -. FRI: JR Allan Band (-pm) SAT: Salt Martians (-pm); Sean Wiggins and Paul Houston (-pm) SUN: Tom Ball and Kenny Sultan (:-pm); Teresa Russell and Cocobilli (::pm). The Creekside –  Hollister Ave., -. MON: Karaoke with Dyno (pm) WED: Country Night (pm) Dargan’s –  E. Ortega St., -. THU: Dannsair (:pm) SAT: Traditional Irish Music (:pm) TUE: Karaoke (pm) Endless Summer Bar/Café –  Harbor Wy., -. FRI: Acoustic guitar and vocals (:pm) EOS Lounge –  Anacapa St., -. THU: Huge Thursday with Mackie and Bix King FRI: Live Music (-pm); DNA Presents SAT: DJ Calvin and Kohjay WED: Salsa Night Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. –  Anacapa St., -. TUE: Game Night (pm) FRI: One, Two, Three (pm) SAT: The Caverns (-pm) Hoffmann Brat Haus –  State St., -. THU: Live Music Thursdays (pm) The Hub – UCSB, -. FRI: Immortal Technique (pm) Isla Vista School –  El Colegio Road, Isla Vista, -. FRI: Perla Batalla (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 Killer Shrimp –  State St., -. SAT: Midnight Mynx (pm) Live Oak Unitarian –  N. Fairview Ave., -. SAT: John Batdorf (:-pm) Lobero Theatre –  E. Canon Perdido St., -. SAT: An Evening at the Lobero with Jim Messina and Richie Furay (pm) Marjorie Luke Theatre –  Cota St., -. SUN: Perla Batalla (pm) Marquee –  State St., -. THU: Thursday Jazz Night (pm) Moby Dick Restaurant –  Stearns Wharf, -. WED-SAT: Derroy (pm) SUN: Derroy (am) Monty’s –  Hollister Ave., Goleta, -. THU: Karaoke Night (pm) O’Malleys and the Study Hall –  State St., -. THU: College Night with DJ Gavin Old Town Tavern –  Orange Ave., Goleta, -. FRI, SAT, WED: Karaoke Night (:pm) Palapa Restaurant –  State St., -. FRI: Live Mariachi Music (:pm) Plaza Playhouse Theater –  Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria, -. SAT: The Tearaways (pm) Reds Tapas & Wine Bar –  Helena Ave., -.

Music Thursday (pm) Roundin’ Third –  Calle Real, -. THU, TUE: Locals Night (pm) S.B. Maritime Museum –  Harbor Wy., #, -. SAT: Ukulele music and singing (-:pm) Seven Bar & Kitchen –  Helena Ave., -. FRI: The Lower ’s (pm) SOhO Restaurant & Music Club –  State St., -. THU: Street Outreach, Dustbowl Revival (:pm) FRI: The English Beat, DJ Selecta Shaggy (:pm) SAT: Gardens & Villa (:pm) SUN: The Kim Richmond  Piece Concert Orchestra (pm); Dunn School Student Ensemble (-pm) MON: Dunn School Student Ensemble (pm) TUE: Peter Bradley Adams (-:pm) WED: Gabriel Kahane & yMusic (pm) THU: ALO (Animal Liberation Orchestra) Tour d’Amour Valentine’s Day Show (pm) Standing Sun Winery –  Second St., Unit D, Buellton, -. THU: Sad Robot (-pm) SAT: Tom Curran (-pm); Statemynt –  State St., -. THU: DJ Akorn WED: Blues Night (pm) Tiburon Tavern –  State St., -. FRI: Karaoke Night (:pm) Velvet Jones –  State St., -. THU: Mouth, Blasting Concept, Downpresser, Hobo (pm) FRI: Mad Caddies (pm) THU: Dylan, Goldy and Special Guests (pm) Whiskey Richard’s –  State St., -. MON: Open Mike Night (pm) WED: Punk on Vinyl (pm) Wildcat –  W. Ortega St., -. THU: DJs Hollywood and Patrick B SUN: Red Room with DJ Gavin Roy (pm) TUE: Local Band Night (pm) Zodo’s –  Calle Real, Goleta, -. THU: KjEE Thursday Night Strikes (:-:pm) MON: Service Industry Night (pm)

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Theater Center Stage Theater – Gilbar’s Giggles and Guffaws.  Paseo Nuevo, -. SUN: pm MON: pm Granada Theatre – Teen Star Santa Barbara.  State St., -. SAT: pm Lobero Theatre – Paul Reiser.  E. Canon Perdido St., -. FRI: :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, FRI, SAT: pm SUN: pm TUE: pm WED, 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, pm SUN: pm WED: pm, pm Santa Barbara High School Theatre – Music of the Night.  E. Anacapa St., -. THU, FRI: pm

Heidi Boghosian Spying on Democracy Monday, February 10 / 8:00 p.m. / Free New Vic Theatre, 33 W Victoria Street, Santa Barbara

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. Courtesy of The Book Den, copies of Spying on Democracy will be available for purchase and signing at this event. Presented by the Walter H. Capps Center for the Study of Ethics, Religion, and Public Life at UCSB. For further information or assistance in accommodating a disability, please call 893-2317. www.cappscenter.ucsb.edu www.facebook.com/CappsCenter

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Labored Days Labor Day. Josh Brolin, Kate Winslet, and Gattlin Griffith star in a film based on the novel by Joyce Maynard and written and directed by Jason Reitman. Reviewed by Josef Woodard

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here’s nothing like laughably bad guilty pleasure/unintentional comedy with easy-onthe-eyes Hollywood stars to quiet the JAIL-BREAKING, HEART-TAKING: Starring Josh Brolin and Kate dizzied brain of the obsessive filmWinslet, Labor Day and its Stockholm-syndrome premise seem festival-goer. After a long day sinking tailor-made for the Lifetime channel. into the more serious cinematic fare of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, a visit to the multiplex late on Sunday night to the kitchen (and, we’re led to assume, the bedroom) and is see Labor Day was just the ticket, a good reminder of the good with kids and a baseball. It sucks, though, about that American movie world still in progress in the “real world” nagging, nasty murder rap he is on the run from. beyond the festival. But we digress. While Labor Day scores points on the guilty-pleasure In this golden turkey by the normally golden Jason index, it feels labored and mawkish from the outset, akin Reitman (a script based on Joyce Maynard’s novel), the end to a screen surrogate of an embossed paperback romance result is so bad that it’s amusing in its own perverse way. novel, but with actors who should know better than to sign The cast — with Josh Brolin and Kate Winslet — shines on. We keep waiting for some indication that the filmmakmuch brighter than the material they’re roped into: an ers and cast know what a joke they’re in the midst of, or utterly unbelievable yarn about a prison escapee hiding some fourth-wall gag to indicate it’s all a satire, after all. At out and winning over an emotionally and psychologically the very least, a character-breaking blooper or two in the fragile divorced mother and her son for five days. Brolin is end credits would have helped suspend our disbelief that a cookie-cutter midlife Mr. Right, a handsome fellow and this is actually in a theater near us. handyman par excellence who also knows his way around Back to the unreality of the SBIFF.

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his looks like a simple three-way bromance formula, putting hunky Zac Efron in the company of two very talented performers Miles (Project X) Teller and the Michael B. Jordan who was honored at the Santa Barbara International Film Fest earlier this week. The film’s dialogue unfolds in the Judd Apatow school of easy vulgarities that uneasily mask privately vulnerable males. The three guys (all “friends from college”) are almost making it in Manhattan — Jordan plays a doctor, and Efron and BROS AND THE CITY: That Awkward Moment stars (from Teller portray an arts production team left) Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, and Zac Efron as three whose book designs are catching on best buds who renounce love in favor of no-strings flings. with the publishing world. After the wife of Jordan’s character cheats on him, the three agree to never let a woman close enough to disrupt own N.Y.C. apartments. Worse, the women seem dumb. their diet of regular meaningless sex. Anyone who’s read Imogen Poots plays a winsome boy-girl, and Mackenzie Shakespeare or seen a Three Stooges movie knows exactly Davis takes on the role of the boys’ best pal. But she also helps them hustle club girls like a kind of procuring angel what happens next. But the studio allows another wrinkle to develop: This before she falls. Either way, it’s hard to know why we should sausage buffet is meant to be a rom-com, too. The awkward like her. balance of the title really refers to the writers, producers, But the real awkwardness here is the writing. In order and directors who try to patch together a boyish romp for such comedies to succeed, we need some kind of clever within a wedding-bell-blues story. We’ll laugh until we machinery that trumps the impossible impediments. In sigh. But no one in this movie is smart enough to pull this film, it’s a title card that reads “Two Months Later.” that off. For one thing, the boys seem a little too good Maybe the smart set in this movie, who could only exist in for loser chic. Sure, they drink and obsess about getting a movie, are dumb enough to fall for each other, but besides laid while playing video games, but they also finished some heartthrob actors, this film leaves us nobody to like. college, regularly work at their good jobs, and have their

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The following films are playing in Santa Barbara FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, THROUGH THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13. 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. Girl Rising (101 mins.; PG-13: thematic

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

Reviewed on page 67. Fairview/Paseo Nuevo

That Awkward Moment (94 mins.; R:

Nine girls from different parts of the world share stories of slavery, arranged marriages, and heartbreaking injustices, as well as how education has given them hope. Fri., Feb. 7, 7pm, Crane Country Day School’s Kate Hall, 1795 San Leandro Ln.

sexual content, language throughout)

Reviewed on page 67. Camino Real/Fiesta 5

✯ Inequality for All (89 mins.; PG: thematic elements, some violence, language, smoking images)

PREMIERES Gloria (110 mins.; R: sexual content, some graphic nudity, drug use, language)

A spirited middle-aged Chilean woman meets and falls for a former naval officer she meets in a club. Plaza de Oro The Lego Movie (100 mins.; PG: mild

U.S Labor Secretary Robert Reich attempts to shine a light on the growing U.S. economic gap. Rather than blatantly toe a liberal party line, the film deals with its subject in a fairly “fair and balanced” way, and ultimately errs on the side of optimism. (JW) Sun., Feb. 9, 4:30pm, Ojai Playhouse, 145 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai

action, rude humor)

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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 Vampire Academy (104 mins.; PG-13: violence, bloody images, sexual content, language)

A human-vampire hybrid named Rose is charged with protecting peaceful, mortal vampires from the bloodthirsty, immortal ones. Camino Real/Fiesta 5

SCREENINGS Bella Vita (82 mins.; NR) Filmmaker Jason Baffa follows acclaimed surfer, artist, and environmentalist Chris Del Moro on a pilgrimage back to his Italian homeland in search of waves. Fri., Feb. 7, 7pm, Isla Vista Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte

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

Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) are named targets of the Capitol after their victory at the 74th Hunger Games incites a rebellion. Director Francis Lawrence and his screenwriters have improved a great movie franchise by hiding the machinery well; Hunger Games II is smoother and deeper-feeling. (DJP) Mon., Feb. 10, 7 and 10pm, Isla Vista Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte

Wings of Desire (128 mins.; PG-13: language, brief nudity, sexuality)

Wim Wenders writes and directs this tale of an angel who falls in love with a mortal. Fri., Feb. 7, 7pm, Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, 653 Paseo Nuevo

NOW SHOWING ✯ American Hustle

(138 mins.; R: pervasive language, some sexual content, brief violence)

David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook) writes and directs this drama about a


SAVING PRIVATE REMBRANDT: Matt Damon and Cate Blanchett star in the drawn-from-real-life Monuments Men.

1970s con man and his partner, who are forced into working for a loose-cannon FBI agent. Russell’s latest film takes its place in the ranks of conning-the-conner cinema lorded over by greats like The Grifters and Catch Me If You Can in which wits and kitsch prevail even as violence lurks around every corner. (JW) Camino Real/Paseo Nuevo

✯ August: Osage County (121 mins.; R: language including sexual references, drug material) Three strong-willed sisters converge on their childhood home following a family crisis. Even as the sometimes too-overthe-top film tests our patience, the continuing saving grace comes in the form of Meryl Streep, again confirming our suspicions that she may be the reigning queen of living American film actresses. (JW) Riviera

✯ Frozen

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

Anna and Kristoff unite on an epic journey to find Anna’s sister Elsa and rescue their kingdom from an endless winter. Besides its long-overdue bow to feminist hopes, Frozen strikes a nice balance between expectation and surprise; we’re on safe (if frigid) terrain, but the plot keeps you guessing. (DJP) Camino Real (2- D; sing-along on Fri.-Sun., Feb. 7-9, 1pm)

✯ 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

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

As a young CIA analyst, Jack Ryan (Chris Pine) discovers a Russian plot to crash the U.S. economy. For those nostalgic for the good old days of Russian-accented villainy, proceed to your nearest theater for the energizing Shadow Recruit. (JW)

✯ Lone Survivor (121 mins.; R: strong bloody war violence, pervasive language) Peter Berg writes and directs this truelife tale of the four Navy SEALs who were tasked to capture or kill Taliban leader Ahmad Shahd. The underlying sense of contemporary, unresolved conflict makes the visceral gunplay of these action figures all the more painful and poignant. (JW) Camino Real/Metro 4

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

A grumpy loner squirrel is banished from his park and into the city, where he’s introduced to his new savior: Maury’s Nut Store. Metro 4 (2-D)

✯ Philomena (98 mins.; PG-13: some strong language, thematic elements, sexual references) A journalist picks up a story about an older woman searching for her son, who was taken from her decades ago after she was forced into a convent. Steve Coogan abandons his smart hipster shtick to play reporter Martin Sixsmith, and the results are surprisingly moving. Plaza de Oro Ride Along (100 mins.; PG-13: sequences of violence, sexual content, brief strong language)

A security guard (Kevin Hart) accompanies his girlfriend’s cop brother (Ice Cube) on a ride-along in an attempt to prove himself. The movie doesn’t exactly waste your time so much as it fails to improve it, thanks in part to its Beverly Hills Cop clone feel. (DJP) Camino Real/Fiesta 5 The Wolf of Wall Street (180 mins.; R: sequences of strong sexual content, graphic nudity, drug use, language throughout, some violence)

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

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a&e | ROB BREZSNY’S FREE WILL ASTROLOGY WEEK OF FEBRUARY  ARIES

(Mar. 21 - April 19): “You know it’s Saturday when you are wiping off vodka stains from your face with a marshmallow,” testifies the woman who writes the Tumblr blog “French Fries Absinthe Milkshakes.” I really hope you don’t even come close to having an experience like that this week, Aries. But I’m worried that you will. I sense that you’re becoming allergic to caution. You may be subconsciously wishing to shed all decorum and renounce self-control. To be clear, there’s nothing inherently wrong with relaxing your guard. I hope you will indeed give up some of your high-stress vigilance and surrender a bit to life’s sweet chaos. Just please try to find a playful and safe and not-too-insane way to do so.

TAURUS (April 20 - May 20): What is the single best thing you could do to fulfill your number one desire? Is there a skill you should attain? A subject you should study? A special kind of experience you should seek or a shift in perspective you should initiate? This is a big opportunity, Taurus. You have an excellent chance to identify the specific action you could take that will lead you to the next stage of your evolution. And if you do manage to figure out exactly what needs to be done, start doing it!

GEMINI (May 21 - June 20): When songwriters make a “slant rhyme,” the words they use don’t really rhyme, but they sound close enough alike to mimic a rhyme. An example occurs in “The Bad Touch,” a tune by the Bloodhound Gang: “You and me baby ain’t nothing but mammals / So let’s do it like they do on the Discovery Channel.” Technically, “mammals” doesn’t rhyme with “channel.” I suspect that in the coming week you will have experiences with metaphorical resemblances to slant rhymes. But as long as you don’t fuss and fret about the inexactness you encounter, as long as you don’t demand that everything be precise and cleaned up, you will be enterHomework: I’ve gathered together all of your longrange, big-picture horoscopes in one place. Go here to read your forecasts for 2014: bit.ly/BigLife2014.

tained and educated. Vow to see the so-called imperfections as soulful.

CANCER (June 21 - July 22): “Almost,” writes novelist Joan Bauer. “It’s a big word for me. I feel it everywhere. Almost home. Almost happy. Almost changed. Almost, but not quite. Not yet. Soon, maybe.” I’m sure you know about that feeing yourself, Cancerian. Sometimes it has seemed like your entire life is composed of thousands of small almosts that add up to one gigantic almost. But I have good news: There is an excellent chance that in the next 14 to 16 weeks you will graduate from the endless and omnipresent almost; you will rise up and snatch a bold measure of completeness from out of the ever-shifting flow. And it all kicks into high gear now.

LEO (July 23 - Aug. 22): One of the chapter titles in my most recent book is this: “Ever since I learned to see three sides to every story, I’m finding much better stories.” I’m recommending that you find a way to use this perspective as your own in the coming weeks, Leo. According to my analysis of the astrological omens, it’s crucial that you not get stuck in an oppositional mode. It would be both wrong and debilitating to believe that you must choose between one of two conflicting options. With that in mind, I will introduce you to a word you may not know: “trilemma.” It transcends a mere dilemma because it contains a third alternative.

VIRGO (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22): In 1984, Don Henley’s song “The Boys of Summer” reached the top of the Billboard charts. “Out on the road today / I saw a Deadhead sticker on a Cadillac,” Henley sings wistfully near the end of the tune. He’s dismayed by the sight of the Grateful Dead’s logo, an ultimate hippie symbol, displayed on a luxury car driven by snooty rich kids. Almost 20 years later, the band The Ataris covered “The Boys of Summer,” but changed the lyric to “Out on the road today / I saw a Black Flag sticker on a Cadillac.” It conveyed the same mournful contempt,

but this time invoking the iconic punk band Black Flag. I offer this tale to you, Virgo, as an encouragement to update the way you think about your life’s mythic quest … to modernize your old storylines … to refresh and refurbish the references you invoke to tell people about who you are.

LIBRA (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22): Food aficionado Michael Pollan says that Americans “worry more about food and derive less pleasure from eating” than people in other countries. If you ask them what their association is with “chocolate cake,” they typically say “guilt.” By contrast, the French are likely to respond to the same question with “celebration.” From an astrological perspective, I think it’s appropriate for you to be more like the French than the Americans in the coming weeks — not just in your attitude toward delicious desserts, but in regard to every opportunity for pleasure. This is one of those times when you have a license to guiltlessly explore the heights and depths of bliss.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21): In the Inuktitut language spoken among the Eastern Canadian Inuit, the word for “simplicity” is katujjiqatigiittiarnirlu. This amusing fact reminds me of a certain situation in your life. Your quest to get back to basics and reconnect with your core sources is turning out to be rather complicated. If you hope to invoke all of the pure, humble clarity you need, you will have to call on some sophisticated and ingenious magic.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21): “What is the purpose of the giant sequoia tree?” asked environmentalist Edward Abbey. His answer: “The purpose of the giant sequoia tree is to provide shade for the tiny titmouse.” I suggest you meditate on all the ways you can apply that wisdom as a metaphor to your own issues. For example: What monumental part of your own life might be of service to a small, fragile part? What major accomplishment of

yours can provide strength and protection to a ripening potential that’s underappreciated by others?

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19): “To burn with desire and keep quiet about it is the greatest punishment we can bring on ourselves,” wrote the poet Federico García Lorca. I urge you to make sure you are not inflicting that abuse on yourself in the coming weeks, Capricorn. It’s always dangerous to be out of touch with or secretive about your holy passions, but it’s especially risky these days. I’m not necessarily saying you should rent a megaphone and shout news of your yearnings in the crowded streets. In fact, it’s better if you are discriminating about whom you tell. The most important thing is to not be hiding anything from yourself about what moves you the most.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18): Back in 2002, three young men launched YouTube, in part motivated by a banal desire. They were frustrated because they couldn’t find online videos of the notorious incident that occurred during the Superbowl halftime show, when Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction exposed her breast. In response, they created the now-famous website that allows people to share videos. I foresee the possibility of a comparable sequence for you, Aquarius. A seemingly superficial wish or trivial interest could inspire you to come up with a fine new addition to your world. Pay attention to your whimsical notions.

PISCES (Feb. 19 - Mar. 20): “I believe more in the scissors than I do in the pencil.” That’s what 20th-century author Truman Capote said about his own writing process. Back in that primitive pre-computer era, he scrawled his words on paper with a pencil and later edited out the extraneous stuff by applying scissors to the manuscript. Judging from your current astrological omens, Pisces, I surmise you’re in a phase that needs the power of the scissors more than the power of the pencil. What you cut away will markedly enhance the long-term beauty and value of the creation you’re working on.

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American BEACHBREAK CAFE, 324 State St, 962‑2889. $ Open 7a‑2:30p 7 days a week. Covered outdoor patio on State. Great Breakfast & Lunch.

Bistro/Cafe JACK’S BISTRO & “FAMOUS BAGELS” 53 South Milpas (In Trader Joe’s Plaza) 564‑4331; 5050 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria 566‑1558. $ Extensive menu, beer & wine, on site catering ‑ Call Justen Alfama 805‑566‑1558 x4 Voted BEST BAGELS 16 years in a row! www.bagelnet.com

Cajun/Creole THE PALACE Grill, 8 E. Cota St., 963‑ 5000. $$$. Open 7 days, Lunch 11:30a‑ 3p, Dinner 5:30p, V MC AE. Contemporary American grill w/ a lively, high‑energy atmosphere & fun, spontaneous events. Featuring fine grilled steaks, fresh seafood, delicious pastas, select American Regional specialties, like Blackened Crawfish‑ stuffed Filet Mignon, Louisiana Bread Pudding Souffle. Cajun Martinis, unique beers & well selected wine list. Lunch starts early enough for a late breakfast & ends late enough for an early supper. Voted “Best Team Service” since 1988. Rave reviews in Gourmet Magazine, Gault‑Millau Travel Guide, Zagat & Sunset Magazine.

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OPAL RESTAURANT & Bar 1325 PACIFIC CREPES 705 Anacapa St. State St. 966‑9676 $$.Open M‑S 882‑ 1123.OPEN Tues‑Fri 10a‑3p & 11:30a & 7 nights 5p. V MC AE Local’s 5:30p‑ 9p, Sat 9a‑9p, Sun 9a‑3p From Favorite, Eclectic California Cuisine the flags of Bretagne & France to the fuses creative influences from “Au revoir, a bientot”; experience an around the world with American authentic French creperie. Delicious Regional touches: Chile‑Crusted crepes, salads & soups for break‑ Filet Mignon to Pan‑ Seared Fresh fast, lunch & dinner. Tasty Crepe Fish & Seafood, Homemade Pastas, Suzette or crepe flambee desserts. Gourmet Pizzas, Fresh baked Breads, Specials incl. starter, entree & des‑ Deliciously Imaginative Salads & sert. Homemade with the best fresh Homemade Desserts. OPAL radiates products. Relax, enjoy the ambi‑ a friendly, warm atmosphere graced ence, the food & parler francais! Bon by our fun efficient Service, Full bar, Appetit! pacificcrepe.com Martinis, Wine Spectator award‑win‑ ning wine list, private room. Lunches PETIT VALENTIEN, 1114 STATE are affordable and equally delicious. ST. #14, 805‑966‑0222. Open M‑F 11:30‑ 3pm (lunch). M‑Sat 5pm‑Close PIERRE LAFOND Wine Bistro (dinner). Sun $24 four course prefix 516 State Street 962‑1455 $$ dinner. In La Arcada Plaza, Chef Open Every Day M‑F 11a‑9p Sat/ Robert Dixon presents classic French Sun 9a‑ 10p Brunch Sat/Sun 9a‑3p comfort food at affordable cost Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. A local in this cozy gem of a restaurant. favorite since 1993. California cui‑ Petit Valentien offers a wide array sine showcasing the best local prod‑ of meat and seafood entrees along ucts. Steamed Mussels, Flatbreads, with extensive small plates and a Grilled Duck Breast, Vegetarian wine list specializing in amazing dishes, Sherry Wine cake, Wines quality at arguably the best price from around the world. Happy Hour in town. A warm romantic atmo‑ Mon‑Sat 4:30‑6:30. Sidewalk patio. sphere makes the perfect date spot. www.pierrelafond.com Comfortable locale for dinner parties, or even just a relaxing glass of wine. Reservations are recommended.

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

Coffee Houses SB COFFEE Roasting Company 321 Motor Way SB 962‑5213– NOW WITH FREE WI‑FI! Santa Barbara’s premiere coffee roasting company since 1989. Come in for the freshest most delicious cup of coffee ever and watch us roast the best coffee in town at our historic Old Town loca‑ tion ‑ Corner of State & Gutierrez. Gift baskets, mail order & corporate gifts avail. sbcoffee.com.

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

RENAUD’S PATISSERIE & Bistro, 3315 State St. in Loreto Plaza, 569‑2400 & 1324 State St. Ste N 892‑2800 $$ M ‑ Sat 7‑ 5, Sun 7‑3 & M‑Sun 7‑ 3 Wide selection of whole‑ some French pastries. Breakfast & lunch menu is composed of egg dishes, sandwiches & salads rep‑ resenting Renaud’s favorites. Our Brewed coffees & teas are proudly 100% Organic.

Indian FLAVOR OF INDIA 3026 State 682‑ 6561 $$ www.flavorofindiasb.com VOTED BEST 17yrs. Finest, most authentic Indian cuisine is 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.

WOOD-FIRED PIZZA FRESH LOCAL FISH • SEAFOOD ORGANIC VEGETABLES • SALADS GRILLED STEAKS • CHOPS OSSOBUCO • SAUSAGE PANINI • BURRATA • BRUSCHETTA GELATO • CANNOLI • TIRAMISÚ FULL-BAR • DOG FRIENDLY HALF-PORTIONS ON LUNCH SPECIALS OPEN EVERYDAY 11:30 AM TO CLOSE 436 STATE ST. 805.957.4177

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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.

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 favor‑ ite for dinner. Voted “Best Lunch in Santa Barbara” “Best Health Food Restaurant” “Best Veggie Burger” YOUR PLACE Restaurant, 22 N. “Best Sidewalk Cafe Patio” “Best Fish Milpas St., 966‑5151, 965‑9397. $$. Taco” all in the Independent Reader’s Open Mon 4‑9:45pm Tues‑Thurs Poll. Daily Specials, Char‑Broiled & Sun 11: 30a‑9:45p, Fri/Sat ALDO’S ITALIAN Restaurant 1031 11:30a‑10:30p. V MC AE. Your Place State St. 963‑6687. $$ Open 7 days. Chicken, Fresh Fish, Homemade Lunch & Dinner. V MC AE DC DV. Soups, Hearty Salads, Healthy ‑ The One & Only. Voted “BEST THAI Sandwiches, Juice Bar, Microbrews, FOOD” for 26 years by Independent Local SB favorite for over 25 years Local Wines, and the Best Patio on and The Weekly readers, making us offers fast, friendly service in the heart State St. 9 locations serving the a Living Legend! Lunch & dinner of downtown. Dine outdoors in our heated courtyard. Enjoy new home‑ Central Coast. www.thenaturalcafe. specials daily. Fresh seafood & tasty com vegetarian dishes. Santa Barbara style cuisine like Chicken Parmigiana Restaurant Guide selected us as the or Fresh Fish specials in a comfort‑ Best Thai Restaurant for exceptional able, romantic atmosphere. Vegan & dining reflected by food quality, ser‑ Gluten‑ Free Pasta and Salad Options vice & ambiance. available. Wine & Beer. Full menu at: www.sbaldos.com

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RENEGADE WINES: 417 Santa Barbara St. Ste A‑6, 805‑568‑1961. Tues‑Fri 11a‑6p, Sat. 12‑6p. Sun‑Mon by appointment. SB’s 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 hon‑ ing his craft. Venture into beauti‑ ful wine country and savor his extraordinary collection of highly expressive single‑vineyard Pinot Noirs rarely offered outside of the winery. Sample highly acclaimed Chardonnays, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris. Cabernet and Syrah sourced from warmer SB Co. locales are voluptuous. Taste wine and shop for eclec‑ tic gifts in a newly renovated, vintage inspired atmosphere. www.babcockwinery.com SANTA BARBARA Winery, 202 Anacapa St. 963‑3633. Open Sun‑ Thurs 10a‑6p & Fri‑Sat 10a ‑ 7p, small charge for extensive tasting list. 2 blocks from both State St & the beach. This venerable winery is the county’s oldest‑ est.1962, and offers many 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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an Marcos High School students are now getting hands-on experience and learning the necessary skills required for a job in the food-service industry, thanks to the January 23 launching of the Café Royale Culinary Program. There are currently 39 students in the program, which combines practical restaurant training and college credit with the opportunity for students to earn industryrelevant certification. Students who complete the courses will have what they need to pursue a wide variety of positions in the food-service industry and the knowledge to continue a similar SERVICE WITH A SMILE: A student participates in San Marcos High School’s education track after graduation. new Café Royale Culinary Program, which officially launched on January 23. Courses include “Introduction jalapeños), Pizza Blanco (extra-virgin olive oil and to Foodservice” and “Principals of Baking,” which offer six units of credit through the Santa Barbara City mozzarella topped with ricotta, roasted garlic, and fresh basil), Veggie Castillo (fresh Roma tomatoes, College School of Culinary Arts, and “Café Royale,” caramelized onions, artichoke, garlic, mushrooms, which trains students for entry-level jobs. They can red peppers, chopped parsley), Classic Margarita also obtain their ServSafe Food Handler certification (extra-virgin olive oil and mozzarella topped with and learn about the history of cuisine. There was a sliced tomatoes and fresh basil), BBQ Chicken (Sweet great deal of interest in the program during a recent registration period from a cross section of students, so Baby Ray’s BBQ sauce, red onions, bacon, fresh Roma tomatoes, and shredded chicken), and  (Italian the high school is exploring the possibility of expandsausage, pepperoni, and Canadian bacon). Hours are ing it in the future. 11 a.m. - 2:30 a.m., Tuesday-Sunday; 5 p.m. - 2:30 a.m., The program is led by Chef Educator Donna Monday. For more information, call 884-0044. Barker, who worked with Randy Bublitz, the chair of SBCC’s School of Culinary Arts, to develop careerNAPOLÉON’S MACARONS OPENS: Reader Cathy relevant curricula. Funding was a team effort between let me know that a shop by the name of Napoléon’s the San Marcos High School Royal Pride Foundation, Macarons has opened in the space where Ben & Jerthe Santa Barbara Unified School District Nutritional ry’s ice cream used to be at  Paseo Nuevo. A quick Services Department, and SBCC. The Royal Pride Wikipedia search reveals that a macaron is “a sweet Foundation received two grants, totaling $75,000, meringue-based confection made with eggs, icing from the Orfalea Foundation and the California sugar, granulated sugar, almond powder or ground Department of Education. Additionally, several busialmond, and food coloring.” The macaron is comnesses have already provided generous donations to monly filled with ganache, buttercream, or jam filling the program, including the Natural Café, il Fustino sandwiched between two biscuits. Napoléon’s also has Oils & Vinegars, The Berry Man, Mission Linen, and locations in the Americana at Brand in Glendale and Jordano’s Marketplace. Westfield Topanga Mall in Canoga Park. For more BARBARIAN’S PIZZA OPENS: A pizza and pasta information, visit napoleonsmacarons.com. restaurant named Barbarian’s has opened at  State Street, the former home of Wahoo’s Fish Taco. Owner CHICKEN RANCH UPDATE: This just in from Bill Clayton tells me that the eatery also has 13 beers reader Cris: “Hi John, I was at the Santa Barbara on tap and 12 TVs offering DirectTV sports channels. Chicken Ranch at  N. Fairview Avenue in Goleta Barbarian’s has draft root beer on tap, which I am yesterday and noticed a sign saying it was moving told is hard to find downtown, in addition to the only next door to the old deli and looks to be taking over regulation-size 16-foot shuffleboard. Clayton, who the Carvel ice cream store as well.” was born and raised in New Jersey, says the dining destination offers East Coast–style thin-crust pizza. BANGKOK PALACE TO MOVE: Reader Erica let They offer 16- and 20-inch pies in addition to slices me know that Bangkok Palace at  De la Vina from a 20-inch pie. Street is planning to close at the end of February and Their specialty pies (not available by the slice) move to a new location. I called the eatery, and they include Barbarian House Pie (pepperoni, bacon, confirmed the news and said they hope to reopen in and pineapple), The Salsipuedes April near Silvergreens restaurant at De la Guerra and (hot Italian sausage, roasted red Chapala streets. peppers, roasted garlic, and

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legals aDminiSter of eState NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: PAUL WILLIAM WALKER, IV CASE NO: 1439814 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of PAUL WILLIAM WALKER, IV A PETITION FOR PROBATE: has been filed by: PAUL WILLIAM WALKER III in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that PAUL WILLIAM WALKER III be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decendent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The Independent administration authority will be granted unless an Interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A Hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: on 02/20/2014 AT 9:00 am Dept: Five Room: SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, located at 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93121. Anacapa Division. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE‑154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Petitioner: Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP One Embarcadero Center 30 th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94111 Published Feb 6, 13, 20 2014 NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: SHIRLEY JOAN YOLLES aka SHIRLEY YOLLES CASE NO: 1439854 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of SHIRLEY JOAN YOLLES aka SHIRLEY YOLLES A PETITION FOR PROBATE: has been filed by: Roslyn Payne in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that Jeffrey Craig Yolles be appointed as personal representative to administer the

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estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decendent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The Independent administration authority will be granted unless an Interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A Hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: on 03/06/2014 AT 9:00 am Dept: Five Room: SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, located at 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93121. Anacapa Division. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE‑154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: James F. Cote, Esq. 319 East Carrillo Street, Suite 107, P.O. Box 20146, Santa Barbara, CA 93120‑0146 (805)‑966‑1204 Published Feb 6, 13, 20 2014

fBn aBanDonment 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.

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STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following Fictitious Business Name is being abandoned: Hair Crafters Beauty Salon at 25 Carlo Drive Goleta, CA 93117 The original statement for use of this Fictitious Business Name was filed Jan 6, 2014. in the County of Santa Barbara. Original file no. 2005‑ 0001617. The person(s) or entities abandoning use of this name are as follows:Stella Robles 449 F Cannon Green Goleta, CA 93117; Marcie Chavez 7128 Alameda Ave. Goleta, CA 93117 This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 6, 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. Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 2014. STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following Fictitious Business Name is being abandoned: Undersea Graphics T Shirts at 1323 Garden Street #3 Santa Barbara, CA 93101 The original statement for use of this Fictitious Business Name was filed April 23, 2013. in the County of Santa Barbara. Original file no. 2013‑ 0001349. The person(s) or entities abandoning use of this name are as follows:Charles Christman III Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 28, 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 Adela Bustos. Published. Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Owens Electric, Santa Barbara Temporary Power at 5386 Hollister Ave Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Owens /electric Enterprises, Inc (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Irene Owens, Secretary This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 8, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2014‑ 0000063. Published: Jan 16, 23, 30. Feb 6 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Ray’s Mobile Automotive at 1133 Punta Gorda Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Ray M Herrera (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Ray M Herrera This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 8, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2014‑0000051. Published: Jan 16, 23, 30. Feb 6 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Dental Care of Santa Barbara, Dental Care of Santa Barbara, Dental Group of Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Dental Care, Santa Barbara Dental Center, Santa Barbara Dental Group, Weber & Malek Dental Group at 2411 Bath Street Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Mickel Malek 1616 La Coronilla Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Joseph C Weber 1304 Crestline Santa Barbara, CA 93105 This business is conducted by a General Partnership Signed: Mickel Malek This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 7, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2014‑0000047. Published: Jan 16, 23, 30. Feb 6 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Santa Barbara Clinic at 314 E Carrillo Street, Suite 7 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Matthew Payne MD 1632 Cliff Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93109 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Matthew Payne This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 8, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Danielle Gomez. FBN Number: 2014‑0000056. Published: Jan 16, 23, 30. Feb 6 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Montecito Locations at 222 Meigs Road, #1 Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Brandon Smith (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Brandon Smith This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 8, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Gabriel Cabello. FBN Number: 2014‑0000057. Published: Jan 16, 23, 30. Feb 6 2014. 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: 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.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Blue Otter Builders, Commuter Bicycles, Income Bicycles, Koga America, Koga USA, The Santa Cruz Island Company at 1316 Clifton Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Eric Maurice Scwartz (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Eric Scwartz This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 7, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Danielle Gomez. FBN Number: 2014‑ 0000046. Published: Jan 16, 23, 30. Feb 6 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Corrigan & Company at 322 N. Nopal Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Protective Financial And Insurance Services, Inc (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Greg Doscher This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 6, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2014‑0000032. Published: Jan 16, 23, 30. Feb 6 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Today’s Nails at 3114 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Hong Yen T. Do (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Yen Do This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 7, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Danielle Gomez. FBN Number: 2014‑ 0000045. Published: Jan 16, 23, 30. Feb 6 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: 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: 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: VitaRoll at 916 E Carrillo Road, APT 4 Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Dane Fredericksen (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Dane Fredericksen This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 9, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2014‑0000073. Published: Jan 23, 30. Feb 6, 13 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: I.Am.Angel Fund at 1111 Chapala Street Suite 200 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Santa Barbara Foundation (same address). This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Ronald Gallo‑ President and CEO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 15, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2014‑0000107. Published: Jan 23, 30. Feb 6, 13 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Santa Barbara School of Music at 5276 Hollister Ave. Suite 253 Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Erin McKibben 325 North Milpas Street Apt #3 Santa Barbara, CA 93103 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Erin McKibben This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 6, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Gabrielle Cabello. FBN Number: 2014‑0000027. Published: Jan 23, 30. Feb 6, 13 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: 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: 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: 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 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, Missouri This business is conducted by Limited Partnership The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 8/7/2002 I declare that all information in this

statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as 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. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara on December 31, 2013 NOTICE‑In accordance with Section 17920(a), a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires five years from the date it was filed with the County Clerk, except as provided in Section 17920(b), where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A New 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 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. 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. 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: 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.


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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: 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: 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: 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. 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: 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: 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: 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.

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: Mokulele Air Accounting at 250 St Andrews Way Lompoc, CA 93436; Patricia Kerrigan (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: 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 Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2014‑0000224. Published: Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Dent Experts at 20 South Kellogg Ave #D Goleta, CA 93117; David G Boytis 7587 Sea Gull Drive Goleta, CA 93117 (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: David G Boytis This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 29, 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‑ 0000270. Published: Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Future Motors, Future Motorcycles at 627 N. Salsipuedes Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Donald B Lewis 1726 Robbins Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Donald B. Lewis 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‑ 0000245. Published: Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Beautiful Garden at 1327 Punta Gorda Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Victor M Benita‑Bautista (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Victor M. Benitez Bautista 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 Morales. FBN Number: 2014‑ 0000243. Published: Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Faviola’s House Cleaning at 1327 Punta Gorda Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Faviola Calderon Benitez (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Faviola Benitez 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 Morales. FBN Number: 2014‑ 0000244. Published: Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Channel Electric at 3950 Via Real #261 Carpinteria, CA 93013; Gerald B Lee (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Gerald B. Lee This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 30, 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: 2014‑0000291. Published: Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Undersea Artworks at 1323 Garden St #3 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Charles Christman III (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Charles Christman This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 28, 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: 2014‑0000258. Published: Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Dedicated Biopsy Services at 236 Las Entradas Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93108; Dedicated Biopsy Services, LLC (same address) This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Michael Weimar 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: 2014‑0000162. Published: Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 2014.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Library Dances at 320 Santa Cruz Blvd Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Cecily Stewart (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Cecily Stewart 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 Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2014‑0000153. Published: Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Auxin at 2018 Emerson Avenue Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Justin Joseph Kleiner (same address) This business is conducted by a Jan Morales Signed: Justin Kleiner 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 Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2014‑ 0000175. Published: Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Out of The Box Theatre Company at 5910 Berkeley Road Goleta, CA 93117; Out of The Box Theatre Company (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Samantha Eve 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‑ 0000187. Published: Feb 6, 13, 20, 27. 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: See International at 6950 Hollister Ave Suite 250 Santa Barbara, CA 93117; Surgical Eye Expeditions International, Suite 250 Santa Barbara, CA 93117 This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Haley Snyder 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 Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2014‑ 0000215. Published: Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Alex Landskeeping at 1327 Punta Gorda Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Alejandro (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Alejandro Benitez 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: 2014‑0000191. Published: Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: The Pantry at 2905 Calle Noguera Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Fancy Pants Foods, LLC (same address) This business is conducted by a Danielle Gomez Signed: Alexis Donaire This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 29, 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: 2014‑0000271. Published: Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Santa Barbara Mesa Daycare at 1105 Del Sol Avenue Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Susan Remick (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Susan Remick 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 Susan Remick. FBN Number: 2014‑0000074. Published: Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Mr. Pink, Mr. Pink Computer Shrink at 1055 Cliff Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Scott Christopher (same address) Stacy Christopher (same address) This business is conducted by a Married Couple Signed: Stacy Christopher 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‑ 0000173. Published: Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Goleta System Solutions at 7431 San Blanco Drive Goleta, CA 93117; Goleta System Solutions, LLC (same address) This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Zhining Chen 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‑ 0000235. Published: Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Harbor Barbers, State Street Barber Shop at 3118 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Andre Vallejo 2517 Modoc Road #11 Santa Barbara, CA 93105 (same address) This business is conducted by a Danielle Gomez Signed: Andre S. Vallejo This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 30, 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‑ 0000283. Published: Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Alex Blake at 315 Meigs Road Suite A‑435 Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Chris Knowles (same address) This business is conducted by a Chris Knowles Signed: Chris Knowles This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 28, 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: 2014‑0000261. Published: Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 2014.

Lien Sale STORAGE LIEN SALE. Contents unknown but believed to be household goods. The items are being stored for Dulce Castro in unit 15 located at Bucks Moving & Storage 417 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, Ca. 93101 Published Feb 6, 13 2014.

Name Change IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF MATHEW ALEXANDER HILL ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 1458870 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: MATHEW ALEXANDER HILL TO: VALERIE ANNE HAYES 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 Mar 13, 2014 8:30am, Dept SM FOUR, 312‑C East Cook Street Santa Maria, CA 93456‑ 5369. 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 Jan 27, 2014. by B. Delabra; Deputy Clerk for Jed Beebe, Judge of the Superior Court. Published. Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 2014.

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

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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.­gov/selfhelp/espanol/) o poniendose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. AVISO! Por ley, la corte tiene derecho e reclaimer las cuclas y los costos y los exentos por imponer un gravamen sobre cualquier recuperzcion de $10,000 o mas de valor recibide mediante un acuerdo o une arbitraje en un caso de derecho civil. Tiene que pagar el gravemen da la corte antes de que la corte pueda desechar el caso. CASE NO:1456179 The name and address of the court is: (El nombre y direccion de la corte es) SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA 312‑C EAST COOK STREET, SANTA MARIA, CA 93456 The name, address, and telephone 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; 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

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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.­gov/selfhelp/espanol/) o poniendose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. AVISO! Por ley, la corte tiene derecho e reclaimer las cuclas y los costos y los exentos por imponer un gravamen sobre cualquier recuperzcion de $10,000 o mas de valor recibide mediante un acuerdo o une arbitraje en un caso de derecho civil. Tiene que pagar el gravemen da la corte antes de que la corte pueda desechar el caso. CASE NO:1416088 The name and address of the court is: (El nombre y direccion de la corte es) SANTA BARBARA SUPERIOR COURT 1100 Anacapa Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101 The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: Alan Fenton Law Offices of Alan Fenton 311 W. Montecito Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (805) 568‑1800 (El nombre, la direccion y el numbero de telefono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es) DATE: March 13, 2013: Gary M. Blair, Executive, Officer, By Renee Bradley, Deputy (Delgado) Published Jan 23, 30 2013. Feb 6, 13 2014.

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

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

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

Clinical • Medical Assistant – Peds (UCSB Clinic)

Nursing

• Medical Receptionist – Peds (PISMO Clinic)

• Cardiac Cath Lab • Emergency

• Patient Care Techs (Multiple Depts)

• Med/Surg – Float Pool

• Perfusionist

• NICU

• Telemetry Tech

• PICU

• Unit Care Tech – MICU

• Pulmonary, Renal

• Unit Coordinator – NICU & Telemetry

• Cottage Residential

• SICU • Surgery

Non-Clinical

• Telemetry • Utilization Management Case Manager

Management • Clinical Manager, Nutrition • Housekeeping Management • Manager, ISD Customer Service

Pacific Diagnostic Laboratories

• Environmental Serv Rep

• Lab Assistant

• Floor Care Rep

• Systems Support Analyst

• Instrument Tech

• Manager, Service Excellence

• PBX Operator

Allied Health

• Security Officers • Sr. Programmer Analyst

• Speech Language Pathologist II – Per Diem

• RNs – Emergency, Med/Surg, ICU

• CLS – Nights

• Lead Cook

• Respiratory Therapist

• Clinical Nurse Coord – ICU

• Certified Phlebotomy Techs

• Manager, Purchasing

• Physical Therapist (SB)

Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital

• Clinical Informatics Analysts

• Food Service Rep

Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital • Physical Therapist

• Please apply to: www.pdllabs.com

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

• Psychologist

• Support Counselor

We offer an excellent compensation package that includes above-market salaries, premium medical benefits, pension plans, tax savings accounts, rental and mortgage assistance, and relocation packages. What’s holding you back? For more information on how you can advance your future with these opportunities, or to submit a resume, please contact:

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Excellence, Integrity, Compassion

Please reference “SBI” when applying. EOE

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ADMINISTRATIVE AS­SISTANT

AUDIT AND ADVISORY SERVICES Performs a wide variety of support functions for the Audit & Advisory Services 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

• RN – Med/Surg

• Admin Assistant

• Integrative Therapist

• Neurodiagnostic Tech I

Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital

Admin/Clerical

ADMINISTRATIVE AS­SISTANT

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM (EOP) Will have primary responsibility for the coordination, implementation and management for all of the student services functions under EOP: administrative program and financial support for Cultural Services, Mentor Program, APECS program, Freshman Summer Start Program (Satellite), and EOP Orientation. Determine administrative objectives, interpret and implement policies and establishes procedures in pursuing program goals. Reqs: Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft applications. Ability to deal with frequent interruptions, prioritize multiple task assignments while maintaining accuracy, paying attention to detail and meeting deadlines. Experience generating and processing transactions and analyzing monthly ledger. Knowledge of fund accounting principles with the ability to analyze accounts for large and complex organizations. Familiarity and ability to work with statistics and statistical analysis as part of ongoing report functions. Must be able to work independently and as a part of a team. Notes: Fingerprinting required. Occasionally work evenings and weekends. $19.60/hr. For primary consideration apply by 2/13/14, thereafter open until filled. AA/EOE Apply online at https://Jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20140044

PLACEMENT SER­VICES COORDINATOR

RESIDENTIAL AND COMMUNITY LIVING Responsible for processes including applications, waiting lists, contract distribution, space allocation, billing

and collection for over 9,000 residents annually in 14 diverse buildings and complexes. Provides excellent service and counsels a diverse population of clients regarding application processes, availability, eligibility, policies, procedures, conflict resolution and problem solving for Residence Halls, Undergraduate Apartments, Graduate Apartments, Family Student Housing and Summer Session Housing. Reqs: Familiarity with Microsoft Office computer programs. Sensitive to a diverse, multicultural community. Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills. Strong customer service and organization skills. Demonstrated ability to accurately perform detailed work. Note: Fingerprinting required. $19.60‑$23.57/hr. For primary consideration apply by 2/18/14, thereafter open until filled. AA/EOE Apply online at https://Jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20140049

Business Opportunity $1,000 WEEKLY!! MAILING BROCHURES From Home. Helping home workers since 2001. Genuine Opportunity. No Experience required. Start Immediately. www.mailingmembers.com (AAN CAN) HELP WANTED!! Make up to $1000 a week mailing brochures from home! Helping home workers since 2001! Genuine opportunity! No experience required. Start immediately! www.process‑brochures.com (AAN CAN)

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

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

Computer/Tech

SOFTWARE DEVEL­OPER

STUDENT AFFAIRS INFORMATION SYSTEMS (SAIS) UC Santa Barbara is hiring 2 Software Developers with the right mix of knowledge, skills, experience and aptitude to join our information technology department that supports the Universities mission of serving the UCSB student population, faculty, staff and community members by providing innovative and effective applications, information systems, data services and computing infrastructure. Performs software design, prototyping, programming, maintenance, support and training for multiple very complex Microsoft/.NET web‑based client‑server distributed systems and applications. Reqs: Team player with great customer relationship skills. BS in Computer Science, MIS, Mathematics or related field and at least three years of progressive experience as a .NET software engineer and developer. Expert knowledge and recent experience with design and technical leadership of complex multi‑tier applications, databases, desktop and web site development. Minimum of two years of programming experience at a senior level with Microsoft and related technologies including ASP.­ NET, ADO.NET, VB.NET, C#, Classic ASP, XML, jQuery, and Web Services/WCF. Experience with MS SQL Server 2010/2012, including writing

complex stored procedures, indexes, triggers, and functions. Demonstrated ability to lead projects and work well with others in a team, virtual and matrix environments. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrated excellence in problem analysis and problem solving. All candidates will go through a comprehensive multi‑step selection process. Our software development team consists of over 30 talented and experienced developers, grouped in 6 units with focus on specific functional areas or clusters, but also working in collaboration on enterprise projects and services. We offer a great place to work, learn new technologies, get involved in every step of the software design and development processes, with opportunities to excel and advance your professional career. UCSB offers a generous benefits package including medical, dental and vision insurance, retirement plan, flexible spending accounts, minimum of 15 paid vacation days per year, 13 paid holidays and 12 days of paid sick leave annually, flexible work environment and educational and training opportunities. Notes: Fingerprinting required. Salary is up to $80,838 commensurate with qualifications and experience. For primary consideration apply by 2/18/14, thereafter open until filled. AA/EOE Apply online at https://Jobs.­ ucsb.edu Job # 20140052

General Full-Time DRIVERS: CDL‑A train and work for us! Professional, focused CDL training available. Choose Company Driver, Owner Operator, Lease Operator or Lease Trainer. Call 877‑369‑7091 www. CentralTruckingJobs.com (Cal‑ SCAN Drivers: Top 1% Pay – Pet & Rider Programs. Exp Pays – up to 50 cpm. Full Benefits + Quality Hometime. CDL‑ A Req Call 877‑258‑8782 www.ad‑ drivers.com (Cal‑SCAN) Truck Drivers ‑ Obtain Class A CDL in 2 ½ weeks. Company Sponsored Training. Also Hiring Recent Truck School Graduates, Experienced Drivers. Must be 21 or Older. Call: (866) 275‑2349 (Cal‑SCAN)

Hospitality/ Restaurant

Lead Cook

Cottage Health System is currently in need of a part‑time lead cook, for the day/evening shift. Job duties include planning and preparing products according to recipes that meet standards of quality and quantity, and meet portion control guidelines. Temperature control, sanitation and timeliness are equally important. Knowledge of commercial kitchen equipment operation. 1+ years of sous chef or chef experience, and Food Handler Card or ServSafe Cert required. Culinary Arts degree preferred.

Medical/Healthcare

CLINICAL LAB SCIENTIST

Santa Barbara, California Pacific Diagnostic Laboratories, LLC (PDL) is a for‑profit clinical laboratory established in response to the community’s need for a local, high quality clinical laboratory. PDL is a wholly owned subsidiary of Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital (www.­ cottagehealthsystem.org). With four laboratories located within beautiful Santa Barbara County, PDL’s goal is to provide the Tri‑Counties area of Central California (which includes San Luis


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employment Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties) with the highest quality of laboratory services as well as an unmatched level of customer service. PDL’s centralized locations, state‑of‑the art facilities and logistics planning allows us to provide same‑day results to clients throughout the area. Our test menu is the largest between Los Angeles and San Francisco. We perform all technical aspects of hematology, chemistry, coagulation, urinalysis, and transfusion services. Qualified candidates should have 3‑5 years experience in an acute care setting that includes transfusion services. Candidates must be comfortable interacting and making recommendations to the medical staff. PDL offers competitive pay and benefits, including medical, and 401(k); sign‑on bonus, relocation and rental assistance. Please apply on‑line at www.pdllabs. com.

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

ASST. COMMUNICA­TIONS DIRECTOR/ DI­RECTOR OF VIDEO PRODUCTION

ATHLETICS DEPARTMENT Create and manage the end‑to‑end production, from idea inception to the final distribution, of all video based and multi‑media needs of the Athletics Department. Works with the Deputy Director of Athletics and the Asst. A.D. of Communications to develop relevant content, including, but not limited to video and still photography, video and audio editing, graphic arts and animation, scriptwriting and interactive media. The producer is required to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines. Must be well versed in editing and the basics of video production with experience in Adobe Premier Pro, Final Cup Pro and Avid products. Responsible for the creation and design of virtual publications. Reqs: A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. Proficiency with Adobe Final Cut Pro (or similar video editing system), Adobe CS and strong interpersonal skills. Must be knowledgeable of, and comply with, NCAA, Big West Conference and

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Pets/Animals

Your BEST FRIEND IS WAITING at K‑9 PALS

View our adoptable dogs at www.k‑ 9pals.org ‑ visit SB Co. Animal Shelter, 5473 Overpass: M‑F 9‑4:30 S 10‑3:30.

Meet Sarah

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University rules, policies and regulations applicable to the performance of this position. Notes: Fingerprinting required. Must be able to work nights and weekends. $3,620­ /mo. For primary consideration apply by 2/12/14, thereafter open until filled. AA/EOE Apply online https://Jobs.ucsb.­edu Job #20140047

DIRECTOR OF DEVEL­OPMENT, REGIONAL GIVING

OFFICE OF DEVELOPMENT Focuses on the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of individual prospects, including alumni, parents, and friends of the University. Primary solicitation focus will be based on a donor‑centric approach with emphasis on major gifts ($25,000 or more) and new and renewing Chancellor’s Council level gifts ($1,000 to $24,999). With regard to major gift fund raising, the Director designs and executes planned strategies for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, closing and stewardship of gifts from individuals. Focuses about seventy percent time on activities directly related to the fundraising gift cycle. Thirty percent time is focused on other activities related to fundraising, including events, volunteer committee management and administrative and managerial duties, such as planning and coordinating. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. Minimum 5 years of fundraising experience or equivalent background experience. Demonstrated skill at building relationships and working with donors toward significant philanthropic outcomes. Notes: Fingerprinting required. Annually renewable contract position. Flexibility and willingness to travel frequently and to work weekends and evenings. Salary is competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Open until filled AA/EOE Apply online at https://Jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20130420

EQUAL EMPLOY­MENT OPPORTUNITY ANALYST

THE OFFICE OF EQUAL OPPORTUNITY & SEXUAL HARASSMENT /TITLE IX COMPLIANCE (OEOSH/TC) Oversees the University’s application and administration of Academic

Recruitment Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action (AA) policies and procedures. Utilizing an in‑depth understanding of the field and/or strong analytical and communication skills, provides sound advice and guidance to all levels of campus management (including faculty, directors, chairs and deans) on academic and staff recruitment EEO/AA policies, procedures and best practices, as well as relevant Affirmative Action Plan (AAP) goals. Works collaboratively with the senior investigators and the trainer to communicate with department administrators, faculty and staff in assessing their unique training needs related to diversity & inclusion awareness & prevention of discrimination, harassment and retaliation. Identifies the need for and assists in developing customized training programs for departments. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree and 3‑5 years of experience working with academic recruitment issues, policies and procedures; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Demonstrated knowledge of EEO/AA recruitment policies, procedures and best practices. Requires excellent oral and written communication skills in collaborative work with campus administrators, departments and groups. Demonstrated diplomacy in interactions of sensitive situations and demonstrated skill in listening and creative thinking to address specific behavioral and cultural issues that may have a greater organizational context. Note: Fingerprinting required. $47,760‑$57,342/yr. For primary consideration apply by 2/19/14, thereafter open until filled. AA/EOE Apply online at https://Jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20140045

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PROGRAM MANAGEMENT OFFICE (PMO) Serves as the lead analyst and coordinator for system integrations analysis for the local system under implementation by the Enterprise PMO (PeopleSoft HCM, PeopleSoft Financials) with other campus systems.

Responsibilities include analysis and documentation of current state processes, development of future functional design documents, strategies and project plans for implementation of system components and new business processes as well as the overall coordination of these efforts. Leads initiatives to assess existing business processes and adopt best‑practice process utilizing enterprise business information systems. Collaborates with divisions, departments and other campus organizational units on development and adoption of optimized business processes utilizing new systems. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree. Five or more years of Business Analyst experience creating and defining functional design documents and business processes maps. Demonstrated understanding of IT organizations, IT strategy, architecture, engineering, operations, policy, processes, standards, IT governance and program delivery. Note: Fingerprinting required. $71,100‑$85,000/yr. For primary consideration apply by 2/12/14, thereafter open until filled. AA/EOE Apply online at https://Jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20140036

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AUDIT AND ADVISORY SERVICES Reports to and is supervised on a day‑ to‑day basis by the Audit Director. Responsible for planning and conducting a wide variety of audits, advisory services, and investigation projects, including projects of moderate to high complexity including IT audits. Under the general direction of the Audit Director, or designee, performs and documents audits and advisory services in accordance with the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and Practice Advisories established by the Institute of Internal Auditors, the University of California Internal Audit Manual, and UCSB Audit and Advisory Services procedures. Supervises staff auditors on assigned projects, and works closely with other Audit and Advisory Services staff in a collaborative team approach to complete projects and help ensure that the Audit and Advisory Services organization meets it goals and objectives. Reqs: Possess a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration, computer science, or a related field. Three to five plus years of relevant experience. Note: Fingerprinting required. Salary up to 80K, commensurate with qualifications and experience. For primary consideration apply by 2/13/14, thereafter open until filled. AA/EOE Apply online at https:// Jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20140038

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SANTA BARBARA Incredible loca-

SANTA BARBARA Duplex w/in 2

SANTA BARBARA Best unit in El

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

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

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

SANTA BARBARA Dual living possibilities 3BD/1.5BA front & 2BD/1BA back. Possibilities for income/owner occupants.

$1,350,000 GTprop.com/367ChelseaLane

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

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

Upon Request GTProp.com/362PorLaMar

$779,000 GTprop.com/1715Thomas

430 DE LA VINA STREET

724 CALLE DE LOS AMIGOS

6985 CAT CANYON ROAD

424 COMMERCE COURT

237 NORTH D STREET

CAMBRIA Duplex on cul-de-sac in Leimert Estates neighborhood. Ocean views & 2 car garage. Both units 2BD/2BA.

PENDING

PENDING

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

SANTA BARBARA 3BD/2.5BA home

SANTA MARIA 76 acre parcel with

LOMPOC Flat, level, .9 acre commercial

LOMPOC Triplex on corner lot. 3/1

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

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

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.

$699,000 GTprop.com/430DeLaVina

$625,000 GTprop.com/724CalleDeLosAmigos

$535,000 GTprop.com/6985CatCanyon

$389,000 GTprop.com/424Commerce

$279,000 GTprop.com/237NorthD

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Santa Barbara Independent, 02/06/14