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COVER THE WEEK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 STORY LIVING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Living Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Starshine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Food & Drink . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51

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Born There, Raised Here, Six California Students Tell How AB 540 Helped Them Get into College (Brandon Fastman)

FILM FEST WRAP-UP . . . . . 33 ON THE COVER: An old photo of “Julia’s” Kindergarten graduation celebration at Alameda Park. ABOVE: “Maria” (right) and her best friend in their favorite classroom from their earlier school days.

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“It was incredible to see and listen to people responsible for my favorite films,” said photo intern Peter Vandenbelt, who covered the red carpet at most every event of the 2014 Santa Barbara International Film Festival for us. Peter works on his “picture a day” project along with his major in environmental studies at UCSB when he isn’t otherwise occupied lending his camera talents to The Santa Barbara Independent on sports, news, and portrait assignments. A native of Mercer Island outside Seattle, Washington, this huge sports fan is planning to head home after graduation and dreams of landing a job shooting the Mariners and the Seahawks. But for now, he’s a star on our team.

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Full-Blitz Freeze-Out Thousands Protest New ICE Facility

ONE OF MANY: Above, a speaker made his opposition to the proposed ICE center known last Wednesday night, voicing his concerns — the same as those shared by most of the 5,000 people who showed up — to the Santa Maria Planning Commission. The commissioners voted 3-1 to approve a permit for the building. Below, another attendee let his forehead do the talking.

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visitation. “Wholesale raids are not something that ICE does. The community needs to understand this.” Last year, ICE deported about 369,000 people nationwide, but the organization doesn’t track the number of deportations per city or county, Haley said. According to Sheriff ’s Office spokesperson Kelly Hoover, while the number of ICE holds in place at the Santa Barbara County Jail can vary, the count usually hovers between

weighed the mental health of the city’s sizable Latino community when making his decision. “I wouldn’t want to be living looking over my shoulder all the time,” he said. At previous city hearings on the building, the property was rezoned back to its original officespace classification, leading many to wonder how an ICE facility could meet that designation. Santa Maria Mayor Alice Patino, who has voted in favor of the building, said with an appeal likely, she plans to meet with homeowners, farmers, Congressmember Lois Capps, and ICE officials to suss out the concerns.Patino said this issue highlights the need for federal immigration reform, which has stalled in Congress.“This gets dropped on our doorstep as a City Council, and it shouldn’t be,” she said. “We need the workers, but they need to be here legally.” Capps, an advocate for immigration reform, has spoken out against ICE’s lack of communication with residents; her spokesperson said in a statement that she is working to “get important questions answered.” Some said that the Trust Act (AB ), a state law that went into effect in January, could play a small role in easing worries, as it lessens the power of the federal Secure Communities program by limiting the types of inmates who can be placed on ICE holds, but that the building’s likely proximity to the new jail could be a concern. Christina Fialho, an Arroyo Grande native whose national organization, Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement (CIVIC), is working on the appeal, said that ICE’s presence in Santa Maria will “erode public safety and community trust.” Whether the facility moves forward or not, Putney-Davalos said the meeting’s hefty turnout showed promise. Not only are people planning to rally against the center ahead of future hearings, she said, but they are talking about what their numbers could mean for upcoming Santa Maria City Council races.“We need to take steps to prevent this from happening again and get a Latino city councilmember elected this November,” she said. “Regardless of who can vote, they ■ can knock on doors.”

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Two Mexican nationals arrested in 2012 for ramming a Coast Guard boat near Santa Cruz Island and fatally injuring Senior Chief Officer Terrell Horne have been found guilty by a Los Angeles jury on a host of federal charges. Jose MeijaLeyva, 42, of Ensenada, was convicted of murder and assaulting federal officers with a deadly weapon. He faces a maximum sentence of life in U.S. prison when he’s sentenced in May. Manuel Beltran-Higuera, 44, of Ensenada, was found guilty of assault and acting as an accessory. He faces a maximum of 60 years. Horne, a 34-yearold Redondo Beach resident, was the first Coast Guard officer murdered while on duty since 1927. Rebecca Sandoval, who authorities say killed 68-year-old retired Santa Ynez teacher Linda Wall in a three-car collision last December on Highway 264, pleaded not guilty to murder and vehicle manslaughter while under the influence. Sandoval remains in custody on $1.13 million bail and is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing in Lompoc on 2/19. She faces 15 years to life in prison if convicted.

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BY LY Z H O F F M A N ince the Santa Maria Planning Commission approved a permit last Wednesday for a new federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facility, the possible effects of the decision — which is likely to be appealed to the Santa Maria City Council by the February 26 deadline — have reverberated throughout the community. Approximately 5,000 people showed up to the meeting, most of whom were opposed to the building and 1,500 of whom filled the city’s Fairpark convention center. The project’s opponents contend ICE’s presence could lead to raids at the most and a culture of fear at the least, plus decreased property values and a depleted workforce. Said Hazel Putney-Davalos, a community organizer who works for the Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy (CAUSE),“The cons certainly outweigh the pros.” Not so, ICE officials have said. To be located at  West Century Street, near residential homes and not far from the planned North County Jail, the one-story building — which ICE would lease, not own — would comprise 9,700 square feet of an approximately 12,000-square-foot building, the rest of which will house medical offices. The center will take over the duties currently performed at the ICE facility at the Lompoc prison, said ICE spokesperson Lori Haley. Most importantly, Haley said, the facility will only take custody of people convicted of serious crimes, who are transferred from regional jails or prisons. The facility would hold no more than 13 people and for no more than 12 hours; most detainees, after a few hours, would be bused down to a Los Angeles–area detention center. “The public should understand that ICE is focused on sensible, effective immigration enforcement, prioritizing our efforts first on individuals who present the greatest risk to the communities,” Haley said, who also stressed that the Santa Maria building would allow family

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60-90 daily. However, the department doesn’t record how many of those inmates are awaiting trial or are convicted; how many are deported is also not tracked. Police Chief Ralph Martin, appointed in late 2012, said that his department’s relationship with the city’s Latino community — which many said is being rebuilt in the wake of the strained dynamic under the former chief — wouldn’t be affected by ICE moving into town. He said that the facility could even benefit the area’s immigrant community, as they are often preyed upon by felons who know that victims won’t report crimes for fear of deportation; he said that the immigration status of victims and witnesses to crimes is “not a concern” of his department. “I think that some people look at the structure as a building and not at what it represents to a great number of our residents,” said Robert Dickerson, the sole planning commissioner to vote against awarding the permit. He said he

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A 48-year-old Santa Barbara man who punched a 71-year-old man during an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting last April will be sentenced to up to nine years in state prison on 2/14. Doug Stekkinger (pictured) was found guilty of three felony charges, including elder abuse and a special allegation that he inflicted great bodily injury on someone 70 years of age or older. He had claimed self-defense and said the other man — who reportedly told Stekkinger he couldn’t bring his dog into the meeting — grabbed his neck before the punch was thrown. The Sheriff’s Office should do a better job of informing inmates of their transportation options when they’re released from jail after hours, stated a Grand Jury report released last week. For the nine people released on average between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. every day — when public transportation doesn’t operate — options for those without a ride include staying in the jail lobby or on the outside benches; indigent releasees can access a taxi program operated by a nonprofit, and certain releasees can get bus vouchers. The Grand Jury asked the Sheriff’s Office and the Board of Supervisors to look into possible solutions, including partnering with an outside organization to provide coffee and shelter until morning.


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Despite the high visibility of powerful Santa Barbara women — Rep. Lois Capps, State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, District Attorney Joyce Dudley, Mayor Helene Schneider, and so on — and the fact that females make up 54 percent of county voters, only 30 percent of our elected positions are filled by women. That’s one of the findings put forth in a recent Orfalea Foundation study, which compiled statistics on education, poverty, child care, and compensation rates in Santa Barbara and was released ahead of feminist Gloria Steinem’s visit to the Arlington Theatre this Thursday. Santa Barbara teen pregnancy rates have decreased overall in recent years, but the Latina teen pregnancy rate is 14 times higher than that of white females, the study shows. A single mother earning minimum wage spends, on average, 81 percent of her salary on child-care costs. Of the 412,871 people living in the county in 2012, 10.6 percent were employed women living below the poverty line, compared to 7.4 percent of men. “Clearly, there’s a long way to go,” said 3rd District Supervisor Doreen Farr, adding she has seen enormous strides for women since she was a teenager. “I played sports in high school when it wasn’t cool.” Nine females have sat on the County Board of Supervisors since the first woman was elected to the position in 1989. Former Santa Barbara County CEO Chandra Wallar became the first woman appointed to the chief spot in 2010, and she was recently replaced by Mona Miyasato. At the Santa Barbara city level, women have held administrator positions in the Public Works, Airport, and Parks and Recreation departments and have served as mayor for much of the last three decades. Of the 89 city firefighters, three are women. The police department employs 21 female officers — three sergeants — out of 143 sworn personnel. And of the 616 Sheriff’s Office employees, 166 are females. Violence against women is lower in the county compared to the rest of the state, according to the study. President Barack Obama recently reminded Americans that women make up about half of the national workforce, but only earn 77 cents for every dollar a man earns. In Santa Barbara, women make up 39 percent of the workforce and earn 81 cents to the male’s dollar. There are 11,000 women-owned businesses, or 28 percent of all businesses in the county. “There’s less overt discrimination and much more structural discrimination,” said UCSB Feminist Studies Department Chair Eileen Boris, who has sat on the board of CAUSE (Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy). “[Santa Barbara] might be a special place, but the county as a whole exemplifies the two Americas. That is incredibly dangerous for the health of democracy.” — Kelsey Brugger

More than two years after it was stolen from the Arlington Theatre’s entryway on Christmas Eve 2011, a one-of-a kind lamp made with valuable Depression glass and crafted around the same time the theater was built in 1931 has found its way home. This Saturday, Michael Junk (pictured left) — who works at Antique Alley and visits garage and yard sales looking for hidden gems — spotted the lamp at a sale hosted by a small home on La Patera Ranch property. He recognized it from the original Santa Barbara Independent report on the theft and from frequently walking his dogs through Arlington’s breezeway. Junk said he bought the lamp from the eager seller for $5 — “I didn’t ask questions,” he explained. “I usually don’t” — and returned it to the Arlington soon after. Theater manager Karen Killingsworth said she’s notified police that the item has been returned. Read more at independent.com. The phrase most used by city councilmembers to describe Ariel Calonne — named last week as City Hall’s new legal top gun — is “crazy smart,” followed closely by “quirky.” But mostly, coun-

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cilmembers have been struck by the breadth of Calonne’s experience working for cities similar to Santa Barbara. Since 2007, Calonne (pictured) — who introduced himself to the public at this Tuesday’s council meeting — has worked as city attorney for Ventura, where Santa Barbara headhunters lured him away. “You could say they roped me in,” he noted, shortly after commenting, “This isn’t my first rodeo.” Before Ventura, Calonne worked as city attorney for Palo Alto and Boulder, Colorado. He is expected to start work 3/17, just three weeks before what promises to be an intense courtroom battle over the city’s proposed gang injunction.

COUNTY The county’s Department of Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Services (ADMHS) is seeking 11 new full-time licensed clinicians or interns to work with foster kids. Five of the positions will be located in Santa Maria and three each in Lompoc and Santa Barbara. The extra jobs come from a recently decided Los Angeles lawsuit that orders California counties to better provide mental-health care to foster kids. Sixty-five of the county’s 375 foster kids are ADMHS clients; 124 more will become clients this year. The Board of Supervisors approved a $1.2 milcont’d page 12  lion loan for an affordable

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BY N I C K W E L S H eff Young has the dubious distinction of having made Julia Child sick to her stomach. For what it’s worth, he wound up getting sick, too. That was about 20 years ago when Young was a budding oyster farmer then celebrating his grand opening with an extravagant chow down at the Wine Cask. Within weeks, environmental health officials would shut him down, citing unacceptably high levels of fecal coliform in tissue samples taken from his oysters. Young — who holds a degree in mariculture — was not inclined to go quietly into anybody’s good night. He would soon discover his oyster barge located off Hendry’s Beach lay in the cross fire of two sewage effluent plumes — one from the Goleta Sanitary District and the other from the City of Santa Barbara’s sewage treatment plant. Neither, he would contend in subsequent lawsuits, had been sufficiently treated. As a result, he claimed, his business was destroyed. Santa Barbara quickly made adjustments. Goleta, by contrast, fought him tooth and nail. Along the way, Young found himself pursuing a whole new dream. Forced to give up oyster farming, he got a law degree. And he became an anti-water-pollution champion. For years, he teamed up with Hillary Hauser to form Heal the Ocean’s one-two punch. By calling into question whether Santa Barbara’s beaches were as pristine as they seemed, Hauser and Young made creek and ocean pollution an issue that neither politicians nor bureaucrats could safely ignore. Young would be appointed to the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board, a relatively obscure state agency with significant regulatory and enforcement authority to enforce state and federal clean-water rules. As an activist, Young chafed at the board’s lack of regulatory initiative and enforcement zeal. But late last year, he was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown to his third four-year term. And for much of his tenure on the board,Young — distinguished by a calm, open, even-handed style — served as chair. Young recently took time to talk with The Santa Barbara Independent about water-quality issues affecting the South Coast. The following is an edited version of that exchange.

When you look at this area, what are the big issues when it comes to water quality? There

are two — irrigated agriculture and municipal areas, the urbanized areas. Those two land-use practices are the predominant impacts to water quality in our region.

Urban storm-water runoff — how bad is that?

Depending on where you’re looking, it’s bad enough that we have pollutants in some of our surface waters — creeks, rivers, streams — which are impacted enough that they qualify for a federal Clean Water Act listing.

What areas around here? There are 56 unique water body segments in Santa Barbara County that are on the list. It could be a stretch of a creek or river with elevated levels, or you could have, for a given river, multiple unique stretches that may have violations. So what are the typical issues? What we have

for urban pollutants is the oil and grease in gas and hydrocarbons that come off of our vehicles. That gets washed into surface waters. We have heavy metals from brake linings that come off cars that get into surface waters. We also get bacteria; people walk their dogs. Sometimes we have breaks in storm-water lines. We do have breaks that we’re just not aware of, and that can end up in the urban soup. As you look into the urban soup in our area, how significant is this? It depends who you ask.

Ask Andy Caldwell, and he’ll say, “Who gives a shit?” He’ll say, “I can see the water.” I’m being facetious, but he came to the water board and complained that we were even thinking about issuing any limits for the Santa Maria River. He said, “I drive over that bridge every day. There’s no water in that river. What are you guys trying to do? Get a life.” But it’s a concern. The urban soup impacts receiving waters. It impacts that natural assemblage of invertebrates and fish that we would normally have. How well do we understand this? One thing

we don’t have a lot of data on is the ecology of a lot of our streams. The cont’d page 14 

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rental housing project in Carpinteria. The 43-unit complex, to be located at 4096 Via Real, will offer one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments aimed at farmworkers and their families. The county’s loan comes from federal funds it receives for affordable housing. The total cost of the project is $17.3 million, the bulk of which comes from a loan from JPMorgan Chase and tax credits.

The southbound 101 on- and off-ramps at Los Carneros Road will close 2/17 through February 2015, as part of the City of Goleta’s project to replace the bridge that runs over the railroad tracks there; the material is outdated and requires a safety upgrade. Drivers will still be able to use the freeway overpass, but lanes in each direction will be reduced during the project, which upon completion will provide bike lanes, a sidewalk, and better traffic flow for the southbound on-ramp.

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Venoco has been “acidizing” its offshore wells from Platform Holly to extract more resources in recent years, and Santa Barbara’s Environmental Defense Center is concerned that the process — in which hydrochloric and/or hydrofluoric acid gets pumped into the earth to dissolve rocks and free up oil — is being allowed without additional review. The discovery of 10 instances of acidizing from the rig was made by the EDC’s student intern Matthew Buggert, who was funded by a grant from the UCSB Associated Students Coastal Fund, as he researched public records from the state’s Division of Oil, Gas & Geothermal Resources. Venoco did not return an email seeking comment as of press deadline.

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A mysterious “wasting syndrome” that began ravaging sea star populations in Pacific Northwest waters last June has made its way down to Santa Barbara (pictured), completely wiping out intertidal populations at five sites between Pt. Conception and Coal Oil Point recently surveyed by UCSB research biologist Carol Blanchette and her team. The disease — which turns the sea stars into piles of goo within days, or even hours, of infection — appears to be moving north to south and west to east, Blanchette said. Scientists are so far at a loss to explain if the disease is caused by a virus, bacterial infection, environmental factors, or some combination thereof. Read more at independent.com. A total of 93 emergency seep cans were installed last year at Pacific Coast Energy Company’s (PCEC) 96-well oil site — which uses cyclic steam injection, an extraction process approved for PCEC’s neighbor, Santa Maria Energy — and emergency permits for seven cans were discussed by the supervisors on 2/11. Supervisor Doreen Farr took issue with the extra cans — which prevent seeps from becoming spills — given the company’s assurance it was taking action to stave off most new seeps and that cyclic steam injection is known to exacerbate naturally occurring seeps. PCEC recently applied for 96 additional cyclic steam wells. cont’d page 15 

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Gang Injunction Trial Slated for Cinco de Mayo

More than three years after it was unveiled, Santa Barbara’s gang injunction will be tried in Judge Colleen Sterne’s courtroom beginning, ironically, on Cinco de Mayo, a celebration of the day badly outnumbered Mexican troops defeated French occupation forces 160 years ago. As written, the injunction names 30 adult alleged gang members and would significantly limit their rights to assemble with other gang members, especially near public schools and park. City Hall and the District Attorney’s Office have said the injunction is necessary to protect young teens from older gang recruiters, but defense attorneys have contended they have yet to be given all the necessary documentation to properly evaluate claims that their clients constitute “the baddest of the bad,” as they were initially described by Police Chief Cam Sanchez. Critics of the injunction showed up in court Monday to wage silent vigil against the measure, which they contend is unnecessary, counterproductive, and unconstitutional. At a special council meeting on the budget held Monday, Councilmember Cathy Murillo took the opportunity to grill city budget experts on the negative impact they thought the injunction might have on property values. Murillo argued that real estate agents would be forced to disclose to potential buyers if the property in question was located in one of the city’s two safety zones. This, she said, would push property taxes down, leading to a loss of city revenue. Councilmember Frank Hotchkiss — who supports the proposed injunction as ardently as Murillo opposes it — said that as a practicing real estate agent, he thought other real estate agents would use the presence of the safety zones “in a positive way” to help them market properties. Murillo is hoping to enlist the real estate and tourism industries to oppose the injunction on the grounds that it’s bad for business. Later in the meeting, Councilmember Dale Francisco said he believed that gang activity, coupled with the abiding presence of street people on State Street, required City Hall to authorize the hiring of more police officers. Murillo noted that even according to the police department’s own crime statistics, gang activity is down, not up. Limited city funds should be earmarked on youth programs to keep young people out of gangs, she argued, instead of hiring more officers. “We don’t need to — Nick Welsh fearmonger on that,” she said.


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BY N I C K W E L S H urt Ransohoff may be the CEO of Sansum Clinic, the biggest health care provider on the South Coast, but he’s also a primary-care doctor trying to escort his own patients through the confounding maze of health-care reform. Even Ransohoff, schooled in the intricacies of bureaucratic esoterics, can’t believe how confusing it is. For example, because of provisions in the Affordable Care Act, all patients who purchased health-care plans on their own must be transferred to one of the two health-care exchanges authorized to operate in Southern Santa Barbara County, Blue Cross or Blue Shield. But because Sansum and Blue Cross could not come to terms, as many as 2,000 Sansum patients who purchased individual Blue Shield policies have suddenly found themselves forced to find new health-care providers, effective January 1. Many patients with long-term policies erroneously believe — because of exceptions written into the Affordable Care Act — that they can still seek medical treatment at Sansum. Ransohoff has one such patient whom he’s been treating for 15 years. “She’s a medical person,” he said. “She works in a hospital.” Ransohoff said he warned her that she may no longer be covered at Sansum. If she got treatment there, he cautioned, it would be vastly more expensive. Sansum employees are spending an inordinate amount of time making the same case to countless other patients. But for Sansum patients who insist on seeing their longtime care providers rather than switching to Anthem Blue Cross — which, in fact, does cover Sansum — the real pain will arrive when the bills are mailed out and they experience serious sticker shock over how much higher their bills are. Jennifer Thomas, vice president of Sansum’s Revenue Cycle, said she dreads

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and patients get mad enough that they’ll lobby the State Legislature to enact legislation giving the state Insurance Commissioner authority to regulate fee schedules with the health-care exchanges. Not everyone, however, sees Covered California so negatively. Roger Perry, a wellknown insurance broker in Santa Barbara, said the exchange plans are a great deal for families and individuals eligible for government subsidies. “I just sold a policy to a family of four that makes $48,000 a year; they’ll be paying $15 a month,” he said. “How else is a family that makes so little in Santa Barbara going to be able to afford health insurance?” He said he sold an employee of an avocado ranch with a wife and one child a similar policy for just $5 a month. Perry was quick to acknowledge the excesses of the insurance companies, but he added that the difficulties between Sansum and Blue Shield might reflect the increasing

centralization and monopolization of health care in Santa Barbara. Sansum and Cottage, he noted, are planning to merge soon, and Blue Shield might not be the only 800-pound gorilla in the room. “If we still had two and three hospitals like we used to, I tend to suspect there’d be more competition among the providers.” [Full disclosure: Perry is The Santa Barbara Independent’s insurance broker.] Lindy Wagner, a spokesperson for Blue Shield, confirmed that the company requires doctors to accept a payment discount up to 30 percent, but said that in the exchange, Blue Shield provides medical professionals access to “an expanded patient population” of the newly insured. She added that the Blue Shield network complies with all access requirements imposed by the Department of Managed Health Care, adding, “We are confident that the network providers can meet the needs of ■ our members.”

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water board is slowly studying this and getting bio assessments of the assemblages we have. We’ve been better lately in getting water-quality data. For many years we only had data the discharges gave us. So we were limited. In the last 10 years, the Central Coast [Water Quality Control Board] has had its own ambient waterquality monitoring, and we’ve had more data than any other region in the state and more than the state board does. So how are we doing? We’re holding steady.

We haven’t improved anything in the urban context at all because we are only now implementing our storm-water permits. These storm-water permits that have been issued locally have only been in existence for three or four years. We’re making progress, but it’s not like it’s going to happen overnight. How do you treat storm water so it’s not an issue? The best way is using low-impact devel-

opment standards. What we want is storm water to not be channelized and sent right out into the ocean. We want it to infiltrate into the soil. So that means swales. Permeable pavers. Permeable concrete. Permeable parking lots. Even streets. Capturing water off of roofs, creating rain gardens. We want to allow water to get into soil and let the soil purify it and recharge the groundwater. Now because of the big drought, this stuff is really critical. How hard is this to do? It’s easy. But with some

bureaucrats, there’s the mind-set, “How much is this going to cost, and why do I have to spend this much now?” What they don’t appreciate is yes, there’s a higher initial cost, but then you don’t have the maintenance problems down the line. I hear that the issue of Diablo Canyon heating up the marine environment is a big one with your board. We were looking at it, but the state

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getting species from San Diego making their way up the coast for the heated effluent created by Diablo. The discharge area was changing the environment. We told Diablo Canyon, “You’re going to have to mitigate that.” The question was, “What’s the right mitigation?” Some groups wanted us to shut it down. But that wouldn’t have been too popular with the governor’s office. What are you going to do — take power off-line over this? So what we proposed was having them provide more habitat for the invertebrates and the fish. When you were put out of business as an oyster farmer, you sued the Goleta sewage district. Did any changes in practice come from that? The EPA immediately ordered Goleta

to disinfect its effluent and to build permanent disinfectant facilities, which they didn’t have. It ordered Goleta to do a field study to determine if the bacteria could come down the coast and how far. Did Goleta put up a fight? They put up a great

fight. They actually went to Congress. Their old directors wanted to get an exemption so they wouldn’t have to go to build a full secondary treatment process. Goleta at the time was discharging at a very poor level of primary treatment. I mean, it was bad. If you looked at their effluent in a jar, it was grey. Wasn’t their argument that the solution to pollution is dilution? That was the argument.

It was developed back in the 1950s by sanitary engineers from Los Angeles and Southern California. The idea was the ocean is a big place; just dump it out there. No one’s going to see it again. The other argument was that we were encouraging phytoplankton to grow — we’re fertilizing the grass so that the grazing fish have more to eat. They were looking for reasons not to do it, including costs. So do you go in the water anymore? Not as

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FEELIN’ GOOD: Sheriff Bill Brown shares a laugh with supporters during Monday’s press conference to announce his bid for reelection.

Sheriff Bill Brown formally announced his run for reelection at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse on Monday, backed by a sizable number of supporters. Bill Brown is being challenged by Sandra Brown, a 16-year veteran of the department and current detective sergeant for the Coroner’s Office. The two candidates, who are not related, will face off in the June election. “We still have unfinished business,” Bill Brown said. He listed his intention to keep deputies on the streets and in the jail, to place a greater emphasis on rehab and reentry programs, and to reinstate some of the 64 positions cut during the recession. He also focused on the North County Jail, which is expected to open in 2018. Brown said that the new jail — he spearheaded efforts to get the $80 million in state funds for construction costs and, recently, $39 million for a wing dedicated to recidivismreducing programs — will boost the county’s economy and add about 150 jobs. He also said that violent crime has gone down, citing a 41 percent drop since 1984 in the areas that his department oversees. Sandra Brown, who would be the county’s first female sheriff, has said that the sheriff focuses too much of his attention on the new jail and not on issues like the department’s gang unit, crime in Isla Vista, finding a better way to deal with mentally ill inmates, and developing a better rapport with his deputies. “What is the landscape going to look like between now and 2018?” she asked. She also questioned the current lack of a concrete plan to pay for the operational costs — estimated at $17 million a year — of the county’s jail system once the new facility opens. At the kickoff on Monday, District Attorney Joyce Dudley, who endorsed Bill Brown when he first ran in 2006, said he is “the only — the only — qualified candidate for this position.” First District Supervisor Salud Carbajal noted the “diverse crowd” of attendees, calling Brown a “team player” and a “consummate advocate for his — Lyz Hoffman department.”

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news briefs cont’d Just days before the Coastal Commission was to hear an appeal of the approved expansion of the natural-gas storage near Goleta Beach, concerned neighbors worked out a deal with Southern California Gas Company, which agreed to undergo extra scrutiny at each critical step of the project and work on upgrading the facility to deal with existing impacts. “SoCalGas is sensitive to the interests of our neighbors and has listened to our stakeholders in this process,” said spokesperson Denise King. “We are taking necessary steps to maximize the benefits and lessen any effects to our environment and community.”

EDUCATION Superintendent David Cash updated School Board trustees on his Strategic Plan at this week’s school board meeting. Amid changes in education across the state, Cash’s list of accomplishments included implementation of Professional Learning Communities, new human resource recruitment and hiring prac-

tices for staff, and the Professional Learning Plan. Among a number of items that are still works in progress were the Visual and Performing Arts Plan, better assessment of student progress per state regulations (Local Control Accountability Plan), and expanded surveys to measure school climate. In a 3-2 vote, school boardmembers granted Open Alternative School (OAS) an exception to its interdistrict transfer policy for the 2014-2015 school year. Up to 15 students who live from Montecito to El Capitan — known as the “secondary school district” — will be able to enroll in OAS by the extended deadline of 3/27. A change in board policy six years ago restricted the school’s population to only students who lived in the Hope Elementary District, and the progressive “school of choice” saw its population drop from 224 students to 131. Tuesday’s move is a “Band-Aid,” a couple of boardmembers noted, as further measures by parents will need to be implemented to significantly increase population in the long run. ■

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The End of the World as We Know It Author Elizabeth Kolbert Talks Doom, Gloom, and the Magic of It All

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ike it or not, everything dies. But these days, it seems, things are dying a little bit faster. From disappearing ice caps and bone-chilling polar vortices to historic drought and worldwide super storms, Mother Earth is behaving in ways well outside the norm with an ever increasing frequency matched perhaps only by the speed at which climate-change deniers are learning to bite their tongues. Enter New Yorker staff writer Elizabeth Kolbert and her brand-new book, The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History. A veteran storyteller from the climate-change discussion, Kolbert manages to do the nearly impossible with her new book by delivering a short, sweet, truly educational and entertaining account of what is really going on in our natural world while simultaneously laying bare just how heavy the human hand has been in all of it. As a lead-up to her visit to the South Coast later this week, Kolbert talked shop with The Santa Barbara Independent, waxing philosophic on her book, the true motivation of climate-change deniers, how she manages to not be depressed by all her work, and what she tells her children about the future they face. One of the crowning achievements of this book is the fact that it explains fairly complex scientific situations in a way that is quite accessible to the layperson. What exactly is your science background? No science background. Zero. I was a German Literature major in college, and then I went into reporting pretty much right after. I covered politics for a long time, and I do see analogies there — both politics and science can present complex issues for the general public. I also feel that not really having a science background is an advantage because if I don’t understand something, chances are my readers aren’t going to understand it.

And, in this case, what you are trying to get them to understand is pretty depressing. I mean, you are explaining how we are in the midst of a major global extinction of sorts and the human race is to blame. I prefer the word tragic. A lot of the things that occupy the news are depressing, but this goes beyond that. This is about the whole state of the planet. Ironically, or maybe it’s paradoxically, as part of writing the book I got to go to these amazing places — the Great Barrier Reef, the Amazon, the Andes — and see these truly amazing ecosystems. I tried to really infuse that and bring those trips and that sense of amazement into the book because I do realize that this is a pretty heavy topic. So in a way it is also an adventure story. Part and parcel to that, and what is so cool about The Sixth Extinction, is that you take these environmental doomsday buzz phrases like climate change and ocean acidification and such and give them context and discuss them with some refreshingly illuminating historical context and real-world scenarios. You got it. That is really the point of writing the book. People get these dribs and drabs of information, and I really tried to find a bigger

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that knowledge? That is what is going to occupy us certainly for the rest of this century. As a parent, how does this impact you? At any moment in history you can only hope for the best for your own kids and for all the kids of the world. But certainly, as a generation, I’m not very proud of what we are leaving to our children. What’s the vibe with the scientists and researchers you talked to? Are they panicked or just sitting there watching and taking notes? One of the fascinating dichotomies in all of this is that they will sit there and tell you, “Whoa, this is an amazing story. I am watching things happen that I was told in graduate school only a decade ago could never happen.” So yeah, on one level it is incredibly interesting and scientifically captivating, but on another level it is just absolutely horrible, and they know it. But really, the more you know, the more seriously you take it both intellectually and emotionally whether you are a scientist or not.

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In researching her new book, The Sixth Extinction, author Elizabeth Kolbert (pictured above) traveled to places like the Andes and Africa and the Great Barrier Reef of Australia to get up close and personal with the real-time impacts we humans and our habits are having on this planet.

perspective. That gets back to your point about it being depressing — a lot of those dribs and drabs are depressing, and so people end up trying to tune them out. I tried to put things together in a big-picture sort of way. I hope that one of the satisfactions from reading is the satisfaction that comes from understanding and not just getting these disconnected pieces of information that really don’t make any sense to the average person. Knowing what you know now, how do you see the future unfolding? I feel that we live in this amazing moment. Right now turns out to be just extraordinary, and we turn out to be an extraor-

dinary species. As to what exactly is going to happen, I don’t pretend to know more than the many people I interviewed, but I do think that this is the biggest question of our time: “What are we going to do with this information that we now know?” We have been at this sort of worldaltering point for quite a while, but now it is truly accelerating, and most of us know it or at least intuitively understand it just because of the way we see the world changing around us. Every day brings new understanding both of our impacts and of what the geological history of the world is and how extraordinary we are in the context of that geological history. We have all this new information, but what we are going to do with

But still, even here in “aren’t we progressive” Santa Barbara, there are people, high-ranking elected officials even, who refuse to accept that there is anything abnormal going on. How do you respond to that? One of the stories I tell in the book is the story of these two extremes in the history of science when people came to the first theories of extinction and how they were cataclysmic and reoccurring and how that line of thinking was basically discredited and denied even though there was quite a bit of evidence supporting it. It wasn’t until very recently that scientists have confronted the fact that there have been, very rarely, these periods of massive extinctions in our history. So I think the idea now that we are causing a new one is a very difficult thing for people to get their minds around, especially since many of the ways in which we are doing it is by doing the most prosaic things like, you know, driving our kids to school. I mean, there are 20 tons of CO₂ for every gallon of gas you combust in your car. It is difficult for even me to wrap my mind around. It is not necessarily something you would have expected to happen, but it turns out that this is just the way that the world works. What we are doing when we burn fossil fuels — a geological process that took hundreds of millions of years to run in one direction and cause all that carbon to get buried underground — is running it in the opposite direction and doing it very, very fast. It takes a major backing up from the everyday to see this big picture, and that is exactly what I am trying to get people to do with this book. …We have this responsibility to face up and be accountable even if we don’t have the answer to fixing it. There is something very ethically juvenile about not being willing to face up to that. I think denial is about exactly that; it is about not being able to face up to the consequences of what we are doing because they are very painful. I can understand that, but it is just no longer acceptable. Elizabeth Kolbert will speak at UCSB’s Campbell Hall on February 18 at 8 p.m. For more information, visit artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu.

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see his point. After all, Moses traipsed through the desert 40 long years in hopes of leading his people to the Promised Land. That’s a hard act to pull off, natives being famous for their tendency to grow restless. This Moses managed to quell by having his now consecrated one-way conversation with the Burning Bush, on the mountain where he would later get the Ten Commandments. But eventually, Moses’s endless exhortations against coveting — thy neighbor’s wife, thy neighbor’s ass, and the ass of thy neighbor’s wife — grew seriously old. Shaken up by a plummeting approval rating, an exasperated Moses flung his walking stick against a nearby rock, and water — miraculously — sprung forth. By contrast, when I step into the shower stall, I can — with a criminally unconscious flick of my wrist — instantly issue the flows of faraway rivers in quantities sufficient to kill off whole genetic strains of trout, salmon, and smelt. Better yet, I don’t have to think twice. But now I do. And after three extremely dry years back to back to back — last year being the most parched in recorded history — so do we all. I’ll leave it to the theologians to parse whether my morning showers qualify as truly miraculous or merely amazing. In either case, the situation ain’t sustainable. As it turns out, there are only so many water molecules that fall on the State of Cali-

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finite number of ways they can be carved up, no matter how many Ginsu knives we’re packing. This reality, however obvious, always dawns as violent as a revelation. In recent weeks, drought has become the new dread D word. Governor Jerry Brown declared one statewide two weeks ago; the Santa Barbara City Council did the same Tuesday, calling on residents to cut back by 20 percent below normal. Montecito, ever ostentatious about overdoing everything, has taken matters even further. This Tuesday, the Montecito Water Board warned residents that without rain or unexpected infusions of state water, their spigots could go dry after July if they immediately didn’t cut back by a full 30 percent.“Dry in July” might make for a catchy slogan, but the water board also enacted a moratorium — that’s the dread M word — on issuing new water meters. In recent years, the water district has been issuing about one to two new water meters a year, but as word of the moratorium leaked out, the district offices have been flooded with 40 last-minute requests for new water meters. They, for the record, will not be processed. And on Wednesday, the Montecito district broached the dread R word — as in “rationing”— which had allegedly been forever banned from polite discourse 23 years ago when voters opted to import H₂O from the State Water Project. The precise details of what that means have yet to be worked out, but

it sounds like Montecito households will be put on a health-and-safety diet of about 260 gallons a day. Those descendants of Moses now dwelling in Israel, by contrast, manage to get by on a mere 84. But then, they don’t have the vast oceans of landscaping to sustain that the guzzling gazillionaires of Montecito do. Rather than adopt a policy of genocide against all the innocent shrubs and bushes residing in the , the district is working out a per-acre formula for allotting reduced quantities of irrigation water. F. Scott Fitzgerald may famously have never written, “Montecitans are different from you and me,” but he may as well have. People with enough money to commute by helicopter or private jet can — and many do — spend $8,000 a month to water their lawns. They will not feel any pinch from the prohibitively higher water rates now lurking on the district’s drawing boards. For those who insist on keeping their lawns as green as their bank accounts, the water board will soon empanel a citizens’ posse comitatus armed with flow restrictors to shut them down. Things could get seriously testy. South Coast residents can be excused for thinking the last great drought was the drought to end all droughts. After all, that’s when we opted to shell out $50 million a year to buy the pumps and pipes needed to import state water. But for the first time ever, the state water system will not deliver a single drop this year. That’s not just staggering; it’s downright biblical. It’s worth

noting that when the state water system was first unveiled, California had a population of 16 million. By the time we hooked up, the state population was nearly 30 million. Today, it’s hovering at 38 million. Critics of the state water system insist that its supplies are oversubscribed by a factor of 5-to-1. Maybe that’s extreme. But system administrators acknowledge that even in a good year, it can only deliver 58 percent of what it’s contractually obligated to. That may be the best we can reasonably hope to expect. But from my short-sighted perspective, that seems like a really expensive game of craps. Little wonder then that Santa Barbara Mayor Helene Schneider was out there boogying down for rain last Sunday along with Father Larry from the Santa Barbara Mission and about 300 others and a few drumthumping elders affiliated with the Salinan tribe. Event organizers insist they didn’t really believe they could make it rain. But the last two times they’d come together, they pointed out, precipitation followed soon thereafter. Sometimes, miracles are necessary. Moses knew this. And so, too, does every manager of every water district on the South Coast. That’s why they were all out there Sunday, shaking their asses for rain. What Moses didn’t know is that people with automatic irrigation timers can cut water consumption by 30 percent simply by turning their timers off. Some things, it turns out, the Burning Bush never got around to revealing. — Nick Welsh

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Mary Vail Boland

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Mary Vail Boland passed away Saturday, January , , at : A.M., surrounded by her family In Santa Barbara. She was born on April , , in Los Angeles, the daughter of Mary BullockVail and Edward Newhall Vail. Her grandfather Walter Vail had started a ranching empire when he bought a  acre homestead in Arizona in  and expanded his land holdings to about a million acres at the time of his death in . Mary’s maternal grandmother, Georgia Bullock, was the first woman to be appointed Judge Pro Tem of the Superior Court in Los Angeles in . She made a name for herself when the bailiff announced for the first time in California,“Her Honor the Judge. Hats off.” Mary’s uncle, Wynn Bullock, was one of America’s greatest photographers of the th century The Vail family owned and operated several ranches throughout the southern California area, including their ranch on Santa Rosa Island. Mary grew up on the Jesus Maria and the Jalama ranch and sometimes she would stay on the Santa Rosa Island ranch. Her father, who was a great horseman, introduced her to riding at a very young age. Their ranch horses were primarily thoroughbreds, a legacy of her grandfather who had been one of the first to bring thoroughbreds to Arizona. Having virtually no playmates, her childhood was occupied by taking care of pets and horses. Her first horse was given to her by her father’s best friend, Will Rogers. As an adult, she became one of the most renowned trainers of hunters and jumpers here on the South Coast. Some people may remember her ranch and training facility in Carpinteria during the ’s and ’s. Mary also had a passion for the fine arts and nursing. She entered the medical field in the ’s as a licensed vocational nurse at Goleta Valley Hospital and served until her retirement in the s. Mary was a very memorable individual whose robust personality never failed to make an impression on people who met her. She was known for her kindness to those in need and for her quick wit. With her death, a link to the old American West is gone. Keep her memory green. The family thanks Dr. Joseph C. Peus, M.D. for keeping a spring in Mary’s step. Mary is survived by her sister, Susan Vail Hoffman; daughters Diana Louise Cameron Graham, Mara Phillips Boland, Lisa Loch, and Diana Boland – Burt, and son Alan Edward Boland, along with  grandchildren and  great grandchildren. 20

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Linda Lee McLoughlin (Palmeri), , Paso Robles, Ca, passed away on January th, . She was surrounded by her entire family and close friends. Linda was born August th,  in Jamestown, New York to Russell Palmeri, Sr. and Ruth Palmeri (Davison.) Linda grew up in Santa Barbara, CA. She graduated from San Marcos High School in Santa Barbara in . After high school Linda: • Began to work as a Waitress at El Patio and the Lobster House, then Assistant Manager at Moby Dicks all in Santa Barbara. • She then went into business for herself owning and managing, The Rage, and Madness Two • While working full time in her business, Linda was also the president of BPW, an organization that promoted professional women and their businesses. She was survived by her only child Sean Hill, and his wife Wendie Reed, her only brother Thomas Lee Palmeri, and his son, Russell Palmeri, Jr., and his wife Elsa Palmeri, and her step daughter Amanda McLoughlin. Linda was also survived by her boyfriend, James Marcum. Linda’s wishes were to be cremated and deposited in a few places on this earth that she loved. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to be made to her brother Tommy’s Vietnam Veterans of America, Santa Barbara Chapter . They can be located on a Google search at VVA We will Miss you Sweet Lady. Be safe and comfortable on your new journey. We will think of you often.

a family home in Santa Barbara. During their lives together, they resided also in Davis and Claremont before settling full-time in Santa Barbara in . Barbara led an active life as a wife, mother, grandmother, and bookkeepermanager for family farming operations, and she worked in Santa Barbara as a tax specialist with the State Franchise Tax Board and H&R Block Company. She was an avid tennis player, hiker, skier, sailor, and world traveler. Whether sailing the Santa Barbara Channel Islands with Brooke in their cutter, the Mary Powell, camping in the Yosemite high country, or touring Europe or the South Seas, she always had a sense of adventure. Cal continued to be a large part of Brooke’s and her life through annual vacations at its Lair of the Golden Bear alumni family camp, and trips north to root for the Golden Bears at Big Game. Barbara was a faithful and active member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church of Santa Paula, St. Martin’s of Davis, St. Ambrose of Claremont, and All Saints by the Sea of Montecito, where she served as Senior Warden,  to . Her activities in the community included the Little Town Club, the Santa Barbara Yacht Club, the Museum of Natural History, and the St. Cecilia Society. Barbara was preceded in death by her beloved sister Eleanor (“Nini”) McGahie. She is survived by her husband Brooke, her sons and daughtersin-aw Robert and Alison, Andrew and Carol Bingham, and Peter and Donna Jones, and her grandchildren Jessica (Robert Gwilliam), Sarah (Alain Mathaukot), Martin, Ruth, Katherine and Kristin. Family and friends are invited to a memorial service for Barbara to be held at : a.m. Saturday March st at All Saints by the Sea Episcopal Church,  Eucalyptus Lane, Montecito CA , with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations in Barbara’s memory may be made to the St. Cecilia Society of Santa Barbara.

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Margie Mason, D.V.M.

Margie Mason, D.V.M. passed away at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara on January ,  due to complications from metastatic cancer at age . She is survived by her brother Robert Mason and sister Karol. She served the Santa Barbara community from her Carpinteria home as Housecalls for Pets and a relief veterinarian for many hospitals in the area for over  years. Her stolid work ethic, bright and inquisitive mind and compassionate heart will be missed by all who knew her. She was a good friend to many here. If you would like, a donation can be made in her name to the Santa Barbara cat rescue group A.S.A.P. or to Santa Barbara County Animal Services, CA.

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Barbara McGahie Sawyer

Barbara Sawyer died January th at Cottage Hospital, Santa Barbara, following a brief illness. She was  years old. The daughter of Robert and Louisa McGahie, Barbara was born and grew up in San Francisco, where she attended Lowell High School. She met Brooke, her husband of  years, at the University of California, Berkeley, where she became a lifelong member of the Delta Delta Delta Sorority. Following graduation from Cal, Barbara and Brooke began their married life on the family citrus and avocado ranch in Santa Paula, California; spending summers with their three children at

ary , . We will meet at the Shell Station on Main St. and Hwy . Then we will travel to the Memorial Site on Hwy . From there we will go to Rancho Grande Park for fun and food. If you would like to just go to the park, it is located at  James Way, Arroyo Grande, CA . If you are interested in bringing a dish, feel free to call Barbara (Bop) () -. We hope to see all of you there.

In Loving Memory On February ,  God took His time to choose that “Special Angel”.Yes, it has been a year since He took our loved one home. We would like to invite you to join us in celebrating the one year anniversary of Squally’s Homecoming. Rest in peace Squidget. We all Love and Miss You. There will be a Memorial Run (Bikes and cars), on Saturday Febru-

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: 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.

Bruce Feldman

// – //

Bruce Feldman, , died peacefully after a brief illness at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. He is survived by his wife of  years, Cathy Feldman. Bruce was born in Davenport, Iowa and grew up in South Bend, Indiana. He attended Indiana University before transferring to University of Southern California, where he graduated from its Film School and immediately began working as a screenwriter. His first produced Movie of the Week was “Maybe I’ll Come Home in the Spring” starring Sally Fields as a runaway girl who comes home and David Carradine. He also wrote the lyrics to the title song that was recorded by Linda Ronstadt. Bruce was nominated for an Emmy for his teleplay, “The Defection of Simas Kudirka” starring Alan Arkin. He won a Christopher Award for the script that tells the true story of Lithuanian sailor who attempted to defect to the U.S. by jumping aboard an American Coast Guard cutter. Bruce and Cathy moved to Santa Barbara from LA in the late s. In  they co-founded Blue Point Books, dedicated to publishing books that make a difference. In  Bruce edited “Harry Says: Boss Talk Without the Warm Fuzzies” based on the ruminations of a successful boss he knew in LA. There are no plans for a memorial service at this time. In lieu of flowers,

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The Worst of What We Lived

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BY PAU L F E R I C A N O

n November 23, 2013, the Franciscan priest

later fill (prefect of discipline, infirmarian, and choir responsible for molesting me and hundreds director). He found all this intriguing, but he never said of other boys at St. Anthony’s Seminary in any more about it. Santa Barbara during the ’60s quietly passed I came to believe that Mario probably suffered the away in a California hospital at the age of 82. Mario Cim- same fate as the rest of us when he, too, was a 14-yearmarrusti committed crimes that made him one of the old freshman at St. Anthony’s. None of this excused his most notorious perpetrators in the history of the clergy behavior or actions. But this small realization was an sex-abuse scandal. It’s fair to say that he was detested not epiphany. My willingness to be present with the person only by his victims, their families, and the community at who hurt me had allowed me to transform him from a large, but by the majority of his fellow friars, most, if not monster into a human being. Mario’s psychological state had always been a disaster all, of whom chose to ignore and alienate him during the zone. I believe his own secret wounds had festered for last years of his life. Many have argued that Mario got off easy. Over the so long that they scarred the core of his memory until years since the scandal first came to light in 1992, the he lived almost entirely in a world only he recognized. Franciscans have paid out millions of dollars in damages His constant denials about the crimes he committed left to settle civil suits brought by those who suffered abuse him severely depressed and physically ill for most of his at Mario’s hands. But due to the statute of limitations, he life. In private sessions over the years with clinicians, he never faced criminal charges. Dozens of survivors believe made bizarre and fantastical assertions about his sexual they were cheated by the legal system. The best of what past. He was, for all intents and purposes, locked in a they hoped for was stolen from them by a priest who got prison of his own construction. And yet, for all his many away with unspeakable sins.“He should have died behind failings, Mario, like the rest of us, desperately sought to bars, rotting in prison,” one survivor told me. This bitter- understand what had happened at St. Anthony’s Seminary long ago. ness has been echoed by many others. It’s understandable. There was a time when I cherished I don’t believe he ever managed to grasp the truth and the safety and comfort my anger offered me, smug in the shake the demons from his life. But every time we sat and knowledge that I could openly hate someone like Mario talked, he made it clear that he was trying to comprehend so thoroughly and profoundly. It wasn’t until I entered what had taken place in his life and in the lives of the boys therapy in 1994 that I recognized the great toll my hatred in his care. He never admitted doing anything wrong, and had taken on my life. The poison I had methodically he always spoke of doing everything to help others. In his prepared for Mario over the years had become a deadly shattered state of mind, it was inconceivable that he could have done the terrible things attributed to him. But Mario concoction I was slowly drinking myself. I made a conscious decision to examine the question wanted to hear what had happened, not just to me but to of forgiveness and what it meant to free oneself spiritu- others. When he asked me direct questions, I often felt he ally. I pursued the concept of forgiveness that arose from was trying to square my personal accounts with all the a willing choice, one that sustained an ongoing process. I horrible stories he had read about himself in the media. The closest he ever came to accepting any responsibilcame to understand that forgiving Mario was not about Mario. It was about me. It was ity was when he acknowledged something I could ask and do that listening to my recollections for myself, not for him or anymight someday help pry open his one else. own memories. It was the most Through my work with honest admission he ever made in my presence. SafeNet, an organization I cofounded to support everyone’s When a friar friend called to healing, including the perpetrainform me of Mario’s death on tors, I was fortunate to estabNovember 23, I ran the gamut lish and maintain contact with of emotions. At 15, I had become Mario. Since 2003, and up until deeply disillusioned about the his death, he and I exchanged priesthood as a result of my abuse several letters and met privately the year before. I had no way of on six occasions. I felt a sense realizing this at the time or even of purpose. But I think we both naming it for what it was. It took years for me to understand that felt coming together was an act DEATH OF A MOLESTER: Despite Mario of compassion for ourselves Cimmarrusti’s violations, the author writes, my decision to leave the semiand each other. When he died after years of therapy, with empathy about nary was fueled by what Mario in November, he was living less this sexual offender. had taken from me. Now, flipping than a hundred miles from me at through my journal from my an assisted living facility in Los Banos, after being trans- last year at St. Anthony’s, I came upon the date marked “November 23” and read the following entry: “Tonight ferred there last year from a facility in Missouri. Once, when I asked him whether or not he had been I called home and told mom I decided not to return to St. abused while a student at St. Anthony’s, he denied it but Anthony’s after Christmas vacation. I feel sad but relieved.” wanted to know why I asked. I told him my research There is a certain measure of faith involved in the healover the years, which included conversations with former ing process. We wrestle every day with the ghosts of our seminarians from Mario’s era (the ’30s and ’40s), indicated dreams, but it’s the struggle itself that frees us. Perhaps the that boys they knew had been molested by Franciscans best of what we hoped for is somewhere in the worst of who held positions similar to those that Mario would what we lived. ■

obituaries cont. donations can be made in Bruce’s honor to Doctors Without Borders or to the Spirit of Entrepreneurship Foundation, a (c) corporation that raises money to provide seed capital for student entrepreneurs in Santa Barbara County. The address for the latter is PO Box , Santa Barbara, .

Luis Lopez Goena

// – //

Luis Lopez Goena was born at home in Old Town Carpinteria on February ,  and died of natural causes in Santa Barbara on February ,  days short of his th birthday. Predeceased by his parents, Ascencion and Jose Goena, brothers Joe and Arnold, sisters Charlotte Goena, Emma Echeverria, Madeline Goena and Aurora Kountz, in-laws Nadine Goena, Francis Goena, Miguel Echeverria, Eugene Kountz and Al Tryon, and grand-daughter Rosalind Adams. Survived by a large and much-loved

family; wife Annette Levy Goena; children Cecilia Adams Berry, Linda Goena Caldwell, Cynthia Goena, David Goena (Suzanne Woodcock Goena), Chris Goena (Diane Bury Goena), Mark Goena (Linda Noel), Maria Leigh (Hunter Leigh) and Sofia Goena; grandchildren Calisto Caldwell, Louie Caldwell, Damien Pearson, Marisa Goena (fiancée Garrett Gamache), Alejandro Goena, Ana Goena, Jacob Goena (Mandie McKeon Goena) and Vivian Goena; great granddaughters McKayla and Kalise Goena; brother Ray Goena (Vera Goena) and sister Virginia Tryon; many nieces and nephews; former wife Mary Ayala-Ranson, and former daughter in-law Jill Palmer (Rob Palmer). Luis loved his home town of Carpinteria. He shared memories of climbing the hills behind town, catching salmon barehanded with his brother Ray and good friend Lawrence Cervantes, and playing on all the sports teams at Carpinteria High School. As a local folk dance instructor, goat herder, farmer, gardener, and wine and cheese maker, he met many people, established lasting friendships, and thoroughly enjoyed the fun times he shared with each and every one of them. A viewing will be held on Thursday, February  from : a.m. to : p.m. at Welch-Ryce-Haider,  East Sola Street, Santa Barbara. A private gathering for Goena and Ayala family members will be held on Luis’s birthday, February . A celebration of Luis’s life for friends and family will be held on April  at a location to be determined.

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Inspired by Gloria Steinem’s visit to Santa Barbara, the Orfalea Foundation collected some statistics that present a snapshot of Santa Barbara County’s progress on the road toward equality for women. In some ways, women in Santa Barbara County enjoy advantages over women in other communities, but the fact remains that equality is still a goal, not an accomplishment. The full data set will be presented at www.WomensFestivals.org and www.WholeChildAction.org.

EMPLOYED OR UNEMPLOYED-WOMEN EXPERIENCE HIGHER POVERTY RATES THAN MEN SBC Population in Poverty

Females in Poverty

Males in Poverty

(67,359 of 412,871)

(35,974 of 207,260)

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Source: California Department of Public Health

VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN IN SBC IS LOWER THAN STATE AVERAGES

2012

$61,781 $41,692 $42,254 $46,283

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ARTS, ENTERTAINMENT, RECREATION, ACCOMMODATION AND FOOD SERVICES RETAIL TRADE AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY, FISHING HUNTING, MINING

$61,100 $41,335 $26,273 $22,434 $41,158 $30,743 $24,964 $17,496 $77,190

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$57,917 $69,063

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Data Source: As cited on kidsdata.org

$47,513 $43,493 $26,435 $39,027 $62,645 $38,259 $31,739 $75,656

INFORMATION

75% OF MOTHERS RECEIVED PRENATAL CARE IN THE 1ST TRIMESTER-HOWEVER… In 2011, 3/4 of mothers received prenatal care in the first trimester, but for Latina mothers, that number was only 2/3 Source: California Department of Health

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MOTHERS

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Median Earnings Female

MANUFACTURING

Reported forcible rape per 100,000 population. Calls for assistance per 1,000 adult population

Female

Data Source – ACS 2012 1-year estimates

EDUCATIONAL SERVICES, HEALTH CARE AND SOCIAL ASSISTANCE

• While the rate of teen pregnancy has declined in SBC, the Latina teen pregnancy rate is 14 times higher than white females.

Male

WOMEN EARN MORE IN SBC-BUT STILL LESS THAN MEN

TEEN PREGNANCY IS DECLINING-HOWEVER…

34.6

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WHOLESALE TRADE

$51,219 $37,210 $40,829

Listed in order of most to fewest SBC employees

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he powers that be have engineered the vicious paradigm of “public” justice in which the state provides the police, prosecutors, judges, juries, penitentiaries, etc. The 18th-century English barrister William Garrow is credited with coining the phrase “Innocent until proven guilty,” but the present court/ justice system has more in common with Napoleonic code, which considers you guilty until proven innocent. Though I know many lawyers, I’d only care to be associated with one or two. I wish I knew Darryl Genis as I would be proud to shake his hand. Speaking from personal experience, I can assure readers that “Star Chamber” justice is alive and well here in Santa Barbara. William Garrow represented unpopular defendants and suffered establishment wrath, much as Darryl Genis is going through today [independent.com/ statebargenis]. Good luck with your appeal, Darryl; your stance is greatly appreciated. — Larry Bond, S.B.

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place here. We’re not talking about staying up late on a school night — we’re talking about a felonious betrayal of our trust. As far as the law being unclear — the jury didn’t seem to have any problem interpreting it. This law has been appealed many times, as Mr. Wright plans, and if truly unclear, it would have been struck down for “vagueness” long ago. Ms. Jackson’s comments also show she knows members who she believes are currently violating this law. As she is chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, I would think Ms. Jackson would feel duty-bound to report these members to the Attorney General’s Office for investiga— John Wells, S.B. tion.

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Everyone did, from my uncles to movie stars like John Wayne smiling from magazine ads holding packs of cigarettes to doctors in white smocks. Smoking was sexy. Audrey Hepburn posed glamorously with an impossibly long cigarette holder. Wayne was a six-pack-a-day puffer. Tough guys like Bogie smoked. Who wouldn’t? Bruce Snyder, manager of Manhattan’s chic “” Club, couldn’t understand why the city wanted to crack down on smoking. “I mean, having a cigar or a cigarette over port after dinner is so sophisticated.” But my father had no such pretentions of looking cool. No one on Chicago’s South Side was cool. He was hooked on nicotine, like millions of other Americans in that era, and this one. Today, we know nicotine is a highly addictive, dangerous drug. But no one talked about it back in his day, certainly not the cigarette companies that were and are the merchants of death. Nicotine triggers the release of a chemical in the brain called dopamine. To some extent, it supposedly boosts your mood, calms you, and makes you feel alert. When it wears off, your body says “more.” No wonder it’s so hard to kick the habit. You’re an addict. Meanwhile, the carcinogens in the tobacco are playing hell with your body — cancer,

heart disease, and more. Every year, more than 440,000 Americans die as a result of smoking, including 49,400 from secondhand smoke. If you’re smoking around your child, quit right now, cold turkey. But back then, cigarette makers kept the dangers mighty quiet. No one told my dad that he was probably killing himself. I remember stuffing his cigarettes with those little explosive loads I knew would pop when he lit up in the middle of the night. Pop it did, but he never said a word to me the next morning. Even today, I’m not sure why I did it. A childish prank? My subconscious warning to him to stop? Anyway, Dad didn’t, until the morning he died of a heart attack at age 53. He never got to see his first grandchild, born two days earlier when he and Mom were in California and my wife and I were in Chicago. A few months later, we had moved to California, but it was too late to spend time with my father, have a family dinner, maybe go to a ball game together, and look forward to the next grandchild. To me, the family was never the same. Dad was missing. I felt that life had played a dirty trick, just when my parents had left the gloom of Chicago for life on the sunny side, in Sacramento. Years earlier, as youngsters, they had moved from Iowa to the thriving city of Chicago, full of high hopes.

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They struggled through the Depression, and my father found himself in a town without jobs. But Uncle Sam was gearing up for World War II, and Dad heard they were hiring at a defense plant. “Can you read a micrometer?” he was asked. Dad had never heard of the device used to measure close tolerances. But he had three GOLDEN YEAR: Frances and Carl Brantingham lived their children at home and replied, dream to move to sunny California, but for Carl, it was “Sure.” He was hired and just for a short while. quickly learned. There’s nothing like empty plates at the dinner table to stimulate one’s education. will stop selling cigarettes as of October 1, costDad studied and became a quality-control ing it around $2 billion a year in sales, and will engineer. When the war ended and the aero- start a “robust” smoking cessation program. space industry moved to California, Mom and My father favored Chesterfields, but to me, Dad moved with it. Finally, my mother’s dream they’re all the same: cancer sticks and coffin nails. of living in California was coming true. They settled in a cute cottage. After all the early tough years, the golden years beckoned. GOOD PEOPLE: In the current Ensemble But within a year, he was dead, a life cut cru- Theatre Company’s production of David elly short. My children never got to know their Lindsay-Abaire’s play Good People, a have-not woman from low-income Southie Boston congrandfather. In 1984, about a quarter of Californians fronts a have-got doctor, an ex-boyfriend who smoked, according to state health department “escaped” Southie. The play crackles with moral statistics. By 2010, it was down to 11.9 percent and ethical fireworks, including whether he’s father of the baby. (Through February 23 at the — and dropping, I hope. — Barney Brantingham It should help that the CVS drugstore chain New Vic.)

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CALIFORNIA DREAMING SANTA BARBARA GIRL: This photo of a young “Julia” curls off a cabinet door in her family’s home. It wasn’t until she was in 8th grade that she learned she was born in Mexico.

While about half of the undocumented students interviewed for this article agreed to use their real names, The Santa Barbara Independent decided to use pseudonyms for all of them in order to avoid the possibility of any legal repercussions.

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very Dreamer has a story about the moment they learned the truth. For Julia, it happened when she was a student at La Cumbre Junior High School. Planning to join her 8th grade class on a trip to Washington, D.C., she went to talk to her parents about buying a plane ticket. That’s when her parents sat her down to deliver the news: She was not a U.S. citizen. Julia was shocked. It turned out that she was born in Mexico. Her mother, fleeing an abusive relationship, crossed into the United States with her one-year-old baby. She told the immigration officials she was attending a funeral but instead came to Santa Barbara where she had relatives. Julia has no memory of living anywhere else. These truths made Julia’s mother and stepfather afraid of allowing her to fly to D.C. Her mother and father knew this day would come. To make it up to her, they gave her a beautiful quinceañera, the ritual coming-of-age ceremony that many girls of Latin American descent celebrate on their 15th birthdays, a celebration that is planned years ahead of time and often at great expense. She had a wonderful party, but she has still never boarded a plane. “It’s such a strange feeling,” said Julia of learning that she has no documents regarding her citizenship.“It was like getting a bucket of cold water poured over me. … It makes me feel like I’m in a state of limbo. Yeah, I was born in Mexico, but the way I grew up here is totally different. Where do I fall on the spectrum? I’m not completely American, I’m not Mexican. What’s my identity?” The term Dreamer has become the nomenclature for undocumented students brought to the United States through no choice of their own when they were young children. It’s short-

hand for Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors, the title of a federal bill that has been kicking around Congress since it was introduced by Senators Dick Durbin and Orrin Hatch — Democrat and Republican, respectively — in 2001. Despite Durbin and Hatch’s display of bipartisanship, Congress as a whole has not yet been able to meaningfully address immigration. As a result, California has taken steps of its own. At the same time, the term DREAM entered the American lexicon in 2001, California passed AB , which allows any student who attended a California high school for three years and graduated from one or received a GED or equivalent to attend a public university. (Ironically, the law is mostly taken advantage of by native Californians who have moved out of state but wish to return for school and pay in-state tuition.) The California DREAM Act, actually composed of two separate bills, last year made undocumented students eligible for state-provided financial aid and institutional scholarships.

get any?” asked Jonathan Wang, president of Adsum Education Foundation, a nonprofit that offers scholarships to undocumented students in Santa Barbara County.“It can’t be because of these nine freaking numbers,” pondered Julia. Citizens and noncitizens alike go through the early years of their life without much need for a nine-digit Social Security number or “papers” regarding their residency CONT’D P. 28 PAUL WELLMAN

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NINE FREAKING NUMBERS Unfortunately for Julia, she was accepted to both UC Santa Barbara and UC Davis as a senior at San Marcos High School before those laws passed. Equipped with a 4.0 grade point average and more than 1,200 hours of community service, she expected to attend a four-year college like the rest of her peers in Honors and Advanced Placement classes. But there was no way she could afford tuition. Telling them that she would not be going to a university invoked sympathetic frowns and words of encouragement that only made her feel worse.“It was devastating,” said Julia.“They tell you to do all these things in high school … and colleges will throw money at you. It’s everything you’ve been working for.” “How do you tell a 4.93 GPA Santa Barbara High School student we’re giving out $7-8 million in scholarships, but you can’t

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lege.“I remember my parents telling us we don’t have papers, don’t have a Social Security number. I didn’t know what that meant. … I thought they were just waiting for something in the mail.”

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What for many students are the first steps along the meritocracy-paved path to the American Dream for undocumented students are the onset of a nightmare. Julia was so disappointed she couldn’t attend a University of California campus she considered forgoing a higher education altogether, but finally decided to attend Santa Barbara City College and then try to transfer. She paid for her education by working at McDonald’s in Goleta, and last year she did transfer to UCSB. She has since been chosen to participate in a selective internship program with the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs for which she is arranging a year-long lecture series on health issues. She still works some earlymorning shifts at McDonald’s, which she looks at as a continuation of her psychology major. She figures that all the face time with customers also gives her a trial run at practicing therapy, her desired profession.“I’m a people person, so any excuse to talk to people is fine by COLLEGE-BOUND: San Marcos High School counselor Sergio Casme.” tellanos guides undocumented students through the application Even people perprocess. Many don’t even realize they are not citizens until this point, sons like Julia are he explained. circumspect about what they share with strangers and friends This sense of shame animated Ernesto, alike. Some hide their citizenship status for who was born in Guadalajara and came fear of deportation. More than likely, howto the Santa Ynez Valley at the age of 9. He ever, they just worry that they will be judged obviously knew he was not a native-born negatively.“You have to gauge people’s perAmerican, but it was only shortly before his 16th birthday — the day he believed he would ception,” said Julia.“You can know someone, but you never truly know them.” take his driving exam — that he learned he Ernesto did not tell his best friend that he was not a legal resident. His family moved was undocumented until his senior year in to Santa Barbara County after his father, an high school.“It was the most nerve-wracking engineer in Mexico, was robbed at gunpoint thing I ever did,” he said. Ernesto earned a after withdrawing money from the bank to 5.0 GPA and is now a first-year engineering pay his workers on a project. Ernesto would major at UCSB, a poetic choice considering cover up this past by telling his friends that his father gave up an engineering career to his overprotective mother forbade him from become a hotel maintenance technician. Fordriving. tunately for Ernesto, his friend was accepting, “Ni de aquí, ni de allá” (from neither here and they both wrote about the experience in nor there) is a common phrase used by their college application essays. DREAMers, explained Lola, an environmenSpeaking publicly about one’s residency tal studies major at UCSB who grew up in the status, said Castellanos, the high school counHighland Park neighborhood of L.A. after her parents fled from terrorism and a morose selor,“is like coming out. The more they feel economy in Peru. They came on a temporary safe, the more comfortable they are talking about it.” Professionally, his challenge is to get visa thinking they would return, but they the correct information to the kids that need decided to stay when a renewal was denied. “We still have a home video of our ‘vacation,’ ” it. That’s why he created a chapter of IDEAS at San Marcos. Modeled after a student group she joked. founded at UCSB in 2006 and replicated Lola learned that she was not a citizen on campuses across the state, the club offers when it was time for her sister to go to col-

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status. For children, American-ness can mean a lot of things, but it doesn’t mean a line in a ledger book. Adolescence, however, brings a series of events that necessitate documentation. These include attaining a driver’s license (although California law that went into effect this year now allows undocumented drivers to get licenses), taking the SAT, or filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, more widely known in its acronymic form as the FAFSA. “Many of them do not even realize they are AB  until they are a senior in high school and going through the application process,” explained Sergio Castellanos, a counselor at San Marcos High School who, as part of the AB  Coalition of Santa Barbara, has for the past five years helped organize an informational night for undocumented students hoping to attend college. “When they find out,” said Castellanos,“then it’s like, ‘Is something wrong with me?’”


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them that schools are sanctuaries and cannot be entered by any sort of immigrationenforcement personnel. However, he added, “What undocumented people have to be careful about is, gosh, you are here in the U.S. — fantastic — you have goals — that’s great — but you have to be a law-abiding citizen. I’ve had a few sad cases where a great student got caught for instance with a DUI without a license, and that thwarts everything.”

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While most movement on immigration policy has come at the state level, President Obama has indicated his desire for Congress to pass a comprehensive immigration-reform bill this year. Santa Barbara’s House Representative Lois Capps has cosponsored a bill, HR , that would offer a path to citizenship for undocumented residents. She told The Santa Barbara Independent that she supports deferred action and believes a reform bill would secure “a stable workforce for our agriculture and high-tech industries,” adding that any bill should include stronger border security and employment-enforcement measures. Via a statement, she signaled optimism that a bill could make it through Congress. Just days later, however, Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner announced that he did not believe consensus was possible. DREAMers tend to pay close attention to such news, and they are aware that not

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estine conflict — and also the Uruguayan film God’s Slave (winner of the best Spanish/Latin American film award). In the documentary category, the crowd-pleaser was the wellcrafted look at gay rodeo, Queens & Cowboys: A Straight Year on the Gay Rodeo, which also won the best doc award, but my favorite doc was Through a Lens Darkly, which inventively conveys multiple forms — as a fascinating film about the power of still imagery — and cross-historical content about the AfricanAmerican experience. For my money, the strongest films of the festival found new ways of telling stories that bring our outsider perspectives into highly personal terrain, from the occupied freedomfighter life in Omar to the painful interfamily drama of the Cassavetes-esque Romanian powerhouse Child’s Pose (whose star Luminița Gheorghiu was the standout performance of the festival). Italian director Paolo Sorrentino’s alternately phantasmagoric, decadent, and soul-searching The Great Beauty is a real stunner, its tale of a disenchanted older intellectual’s romp through Rome an homage to the Fellini masterpieces of the La Dolce Vita and 8½ period. From a cinematic standpoint, the film is a feast for the senses, with special kudos going to the kinetic and elegant eye of cinematographer Luca Bigazzi.

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of the Paradis Imperial cognac we’d toasted her with. How to top that? If you’re the SBIFF, you deploy quintuple collaborators Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio. S.B. turned out in force to welcome the power couple, as did Ukrainian journo/jester Vitalii Sediuk, who leapt the barrier and buried his face into Leo’s crotch. (And a million girls smacked themselves, saying, “Why didn’t I think of that?!”) Leo seemed unfazed — perhaps it’s happened before? — and the program proceeded smoothly. Leo spoke of his childhood and his preference for roles based on real people (“You don’t have to make up so much shit”); Scorsese said that when he first saw What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, he found DiCaprio’s performance so convincing that he thought it was a documentary. Jonah Hill offered some sweet words in his presentation of the awards, and the Wolf pack was complete. Afterward, Leo, Marty, and Jonah were led into a corner of the Hennessy lounge. I followed, screwed up my courage, marched over to Leo, delivered this sultry line,“Hi, I’m with The Santa Barbara Independent. Could I get a quick photo?” — and was promptly tackled by a publicist who came out of nowhere; security apparently was ratcheted up to DEFCON , post CrotchGate.“No! He’s not doing that!” she shrieked, as though I’d asked for a lock of hair. He was looking at me though, so I seized the moment, smiled, and said,“Sorry, didn’t mean to break the rules.” Poetry, I tell you. He looked deep into my eyes and said,“I’m so over those supermodels with their warm welcomes. Let’s run away to Uruguay. We’ll

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take my plane. And nd would you like this lock of my hair?” Okay, not really. Actually, he said, with that trademark dimpled grin,“I didn’t know there were rules,” then took a drag from his e-cigarette and reached for another drink. But the subtext was clear. David Peris, Patricia Pac I rejoined my crew to bitch about heco, and Guillermo Polo overzealous publicists and slam a mushroom goat cheese tart before soldiering on. Marty was nowhere to be found, swallowed whole by the collective crowd, but Jonah was dead ahead. Defenseless. I moved in for the kill, only to find he was every bit as nice as he was in This Is the End (before he turns into the devil). All in all, a win. I celebrated with a little cognac to warm my belly and Roger Durling and Jonah Hill sweeten my dreams, which were, indeed, of Uruguay. The hits kept coming with Friday’s tribute to Robert Redford. Self-possessed and unnervingly Zen, the 77-year-old (still blond!) actor/director/godfather of all film festivals held the crowd spellbound, as moderator Leonard Maltin did his best to cover the gell, vast ground of Redford’s career. Samantha Williams, Laura Von-Schle sio Rava a and Olivi “I’m curious about everything,” Redford said, before Durling took the stage to present the award, as requested by the silver — I mean blond — fox him-self. Emotional and eloquent, Durling spoke of growing up gay in Panama, struggling to find his place. Movies always inspired him, but Sundance was a beacon. Recalling the classic waterfall scene in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Durling said,“To the man who taught me how to jump, Norman Johnston, Jessie Maltin, Jason Simpson, I’m proud to say I can finally Katie DeWitt, and Jedediah Demke swim.” Goosebumps. Saturday night began with stars (and cowriters) Julie Delpy and Ethan a screening of the super-buzzy The Broken Hawke. Then it was on to the final party for Circle Breakdown, a gripping Belgian film a quick good-bye and an epic display of willabout love, grief, fear, faith, and bluegrass power on my part, when I resisted reciting that left me feeling like I’d been run through an emotional spin cycle. Afterward, the film’s the entirety of Dazed and Confused for Linklater’s enjoyment. (I did not exhibit such director and two stars dazzled the packed restraint when I spotted a table loaded with Lobero, singing us out of there — and onto shots of butterscotch pudding, however.) the after-party at the UGG Pavilion, where And while I failed to get out of there before peeps partied into the wee hours. midnight, I managed to get this in Before Sunday brought a screening of the Deadline. acclaimed Before trilogy, followed by a Okay, not really. chat with director Richard Linklater and ■

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speak about biodynamic compost and other gentle ways to garden. -pm. Louise Lowry Davis Ctr.,  De la Vina St. Free. Call -. /: Diana Raab  This awardwinning poet will read her steamy yet accessible poems for men and women that explore the heart’s yearning for love. pm. Tecolote Book Shop,  E. Valley Rd., #, Montecito. Free. Call -.

/: Coffee with a Cop  Come grab a cup of joe, and take the opportunity to talk to an S.B. police officer about anything that concerns you. :-:am. -Eleven,  N. Milpas St. Free. Call -.

13 /: An Evening of Spoken Word with Anis Mojgani  Now is your chance to see slam poetry performed at the highest level by this two-time National Poetry Slam Champion and winner (pictured) of the World Cup Poetry Slam who has performed at the United Nations. :pm. Granada Books,  State St. Free. Call -.

THURSDAY 2/13 /: Gloria Steinem  Outspoken journalist, editor, and activist Gloria Steinem will reflect on the social movements of the last half century and today. UCSB students with valid ID get in free. pm. Arlington Theatre,  State St. Free-$. Call -. /: Meet Your Match Matchmaking Event  More than  singles ages - are expected to attend this fun and no-pressure experience. One drink and appetizers are included. Register online prior to the event to receive a $ discount! Promo

codes are “INDY” for women and “INDYM” men. :pm. Blush Restaurant + Lounge,  State St. $-$. Visit santabarbaramatch making.com or call -. /: Mr. Carmack  Honolulubased producer Mr. Carmack has become one of dance music’s most distinct up-and-coming voices, playfully mixing elements of deep house, trap music, and hip-hop. pm. Velvet Jones,  State St. $-$���. Call -. /: Enriching Garden Soil and Earth Nurturing Techniques  At this month’s S.B. Rose Society meeting, Oscar Carmona of Healing Grounds Nursery will

FRIDAY 2/14 /: My Rumi Valentine  Are you ready for an evening of music, dance, Gypsy Tea, Rumi poetry, love, and Tantra ritual? No? How about chocolate, too? ::pm. Sacred Space Studio,  Bryant Circle, Ojai. $. Ages +. Call () -. /: Between Seer and Seen: Art + Love  Come meet author and photographer Mark Robert Halper, whose work features portraits of S.B. County vintners and S.B. artists. Shows through March . Reception: :-:pm. S.B. Tennis Club,  Foothill Rd. Free. Call -. Read more on p. . /-/: The Truly Remarkable Puss N Boots  Come meet the cat who uses deception to gain riches, power, and the princess for the sake of his master — or is it because of those boots? Fri.: pm; Sat.: am and pm; Sun.: pm. Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio,  E. Matilija St., Ojai. $. Call () -. /: Stupid Cupid Crawl  Calling all singles, friends who want to hang out, or even couples who don’t want the V-Day trap-

/: The Tannahill Weavers Concert  This band will play pings. Meet your guide at the first location, and navigate to five more stops before meeting at the last spot for the after-party. :pm. Casa Blanca Restaurant & Cantina,  State St. $-$. Ages +. Visit nightout.com or call -. /-/: A Wine Fantasy in February  The fantasy includes

their diverse repertoire reflecting the mystical quality of the Highlanders’ Celtic music and the rollicking, brawling qualities of the Lowlanders’ Anglo-Scots tunes. pm. Ojai Valley Woman’s Club,  E. Ojai Ave., Ojai. $$. Visit ojaiconcertseries.com or call -.

tastings at all  premium boutique wineries (including many reserve and library wines). Food will be served in tasting rooms on Saturday, and designated drivers get in for just $. $-$. Ages +. Visit santaynezwinecountry .com or call () -.

roundtrip to San Luis Obispo (both trains on Fri. and one train on Sat. and Sun.). :am-:pm (S.B.) or :am-:pm (Goleta). $$. S.B. Amtrak,  State St.; Goleta Amtrak,  S. La Patera Ln., Goleta. Visit goletadepot.org or call -.

/: Valentine’s Day at Comedy Hideaway  Let’s laugh this Valentine’s with an all-star cast of headlining comedians doing two shows at Petrini’s. Enter “Indy” as the promo code when ordering your tickets online for a  percent discount. : and pm. Petrini’s,  Calle Real, Goleta. $. Ages +. Visit sbcomedy.com or call -.

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/-/: Ride the Rails on the “Sweetheart Special”  Enjoy this Valentine-themed rail excursion aboard the historic Silver Splendor and Acoma railcars, covering  scenic miles

new gallery, whose unique focus on contemporary jade carvings, sculpture, and jewelry makes it an exciting addition to the S.B. arts scene. Friday will feature artist talks, live music, tapas, and wine, and Saturday, poetry and live performances. Fri.: -pm; Sat.: -pm. JadeNow Gallery,  Parker Wy. Free. Call -.

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Sandra Brown, an -year veteran of the department, will speak on why her qualifications and experience make her the best choice for Sheriff of S.B. :am. La Cumbre Country Club,  Via Laguna. $. Call -.

/: A.J. Harris Book-Signing  Meet the author of Farewell My Country, based on the true story of a patriot wrongly accused of being a communist during the darkest political decades. -pm. Curious Cup Bookstore,  Linden Ave., Carpinteria. Free. Call -.

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presentation and talk, Dr. Heck will cover topics like preserving precious papers, photos, and videos; getting personal documents out of the shoebox; and the world of digitization. :am-noon. First Presbyterian Church,  E. Constance Ave. Free. Call -.

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In conjunction with the exhibit Kimono: Tradition, Pattern & Symbolism showing through April , Sochi Nomoto Schumann, Japanese tea ceremony master, will be demonstrating a traditional Japanese tea at the museum. :pm. Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum & Carriage House,  Sagunto St., Santa Ynez. Free-$. Call -.



/: Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man  This movie includes highlights from the  all-star Australian tribute concert, where major artists sang and gave thoughts on Cohen, as well as an interview with the man himself. And before the film, there is an hour-long “laughter session,” which sounds like it’s probably a good time. Laughter session: :-:pm; screening: pm. Yoga Soup,  Parker Wy. $. Call -. /-/: Hélène Grimaud, Salute to Love  Isn’t it romantic for a Valentine’s weekend to hear a world-class pianist play pieces like Brahms’s Piano Concerto No.  live? I think so, too. Sat.: pm; Sun.: pm. Granada Theatre,  State St. $-$. Visit granadasb.org or call -. Read more on p. .

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funds for this ensemble by partaking in drinks, entertainment, dancing, and New Orleans– style food, along with raffle drawings with silent and live auction. :-pm. Solvang’s Veteran Memorial Hall,  Mission Dr., Solvang. $. Visit syvchorale.org or call -. /: For the Love of House  House heads, listen up: This is for you. There will be music provided by extraordinary deejays for dancing, uniting, but mostly celebrating love. pm. Muddy Waters Café,  E. Haley St. $. Ages +. Call -. /: Santa Barbara Republican Club Luncheon  Sgt.

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/: Jim Messina and Richie Furay  The hits will keep playing as these two musicians perform music they created as members of Buffalo Springfield, Poco, Loggins & Messina, and Souther-HillmanFuray. VIP and Patron tickets include a preshow reception as well as a postshow reception with the artists. pm. Lobero Theatre,  E. Canon Perdido St. $-$. Visit lobero.com or call -.

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SUNDAY 2/16 /: 2nd Annual Menudo Festival  No, this isn’t a reunion with the ’s Mexican pop band. The Santa Barbara Police Department’s Youth Police Explorer Program is hosting a great community event, as area restaurants will be competing for the trophy for best menudo (Mexican spicy tripe and hominy soup). am-pm. Franklin Elementary School,  E. Mason St. $-$. Call -.

/: Bill Cosby  The man formerly known as Dr. Cliff Huxtable stops in town, sharing the comedic musings on life and society that made him one of the most beloved and significant comics of the th century. Jell-O Pudding Pops not included in ticket price. pm. Arlington Theatre,  State St. $-$. Call -.

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/: Spiritual Counselor Nijole Sparkis  Learn about the laws of attraction, including some of the myths surrounding them, and how to react when those laws don’t function properly. :-:pm. Center of the Heart,  N. Turnpike Rd., Goleta. $. Call -.

a presentation, accompanied by period photos, given by S.B. engineer Ender Kuntsal, who started his career in the Turkish Navy and has a new book about Bucknam Pasha, an exceptional but little-known man. -pm. Goleta Public Library,  N. Fairview Ave., Goleta. Free. Call -.

/: Stuart Little  This production by the Dallas Children’s Theater, heralded as one of the premier children’s theater companies in the United States, will tell the tale of Stuart Little, an unusual talking mouse, and his adventures with a human family in New York City. pm. Campbell Hall, UCSB. $-$. Ages +. Call -.

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“the ultimate in-crowd event,” Jackshit is an old-school, beerfueled country-rock group hell-bent on having a good time. pm. Lobero Theatre,  E. Canon Perdido St. $. Visit lobero.org or call -.

122 E Gutierrez St. SB • 963-6233

/: Bahia Youth Symphony Orchestra � Don’t miss this troupe of inspiring and incredibly talented young musicians from the Bahia Orchestra Project initiative in Brazil, who will be joined by renowned French pianist JeanYves Thibaudet. pm. Granada Theatre,  State St. $-$. Call -.

TUESDAY 2/18 /: The Greatest Good: A Forest Service Centennial Film � Learn about the history of the U.S. Forest service in this informative and entertaining documentary film, which tells the story of the agency that manages public land. :pm. Faulkner Gallery, S.B. Central Library,  E. Anapamu St. Free. Call -. /-/: Teresa McNeil MacLean � McLean’s storytelling ability is surpassed only by her beautiful voice and complemented by her guitar. As a result, her musical stories are quite a treat. :am. Tue.: S.B. Central Library,  E. Anapamu St.; -. Wed.: Solvang Library,  Mission Dr., Solvang; -. Free. /: Samantha Bennett � Artist, author, and founder of the Organized Artist, Samantha Bennett will offer strategies to help attendees remain creative, organized, and task-oriented.

pm. Chaucer’s Books,  State St. Free. Call -.

/: To Grow or Not to Grow � John Aubrey Douglass, author and Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Studies in Higher Education (CSHE) at the University of California Berkeley, will discuss the potential future of California Universities statewide. pm. McCune Conference Rm., HSSB , UCSB. Free. Call -. /: Fund for Santa Barbara Grant-Application Workshops � It’s that time of year again to learn how to write a grant, follow grant-writing guidelines, and get your grant noticed. -:pm. Community Cornerstone Bldg.,  E. Jones St., Santa Maria. Free. Call -. /: Elizabeth Kolbert � In her powerful new book, The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, New Yorker writer Elizabeth Kolbert draws on the multidisciplinary work of scores of researchers to create an account of the disappearances occurring all around us. pm. Campbell Hall, UCSB. $-$. Call -. /: Quiz Night � Come drink some of the Central Coast’s finest beer and put your intellect to the test with prizes given for each round won. -pm. Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company Tasting Room,  Anacapa St., Ste. F. $. Call -. /: The Anonymous People � UCSB Gauchos for Recovery presents this feature film, which depicts addiction recovery, something faced by more than  million Americans annually. :pm. Isla Vista Theater,  Embarcadero del Norte, Isla Vista. Free. Call -. /: The Spring Quartet: Jack DeJohnette, Joe Lovano, Esperanza Spalding, & Leo Genovese � This “dream team” of jazz musicians’ experience and knowledge spans musical generations. As the saying goes, you can’t have too much of a good thing. pm. Lobero Theatre,  E. Canon Perdido St. $-$. Call -. /: The Erotic Life of Rac-

ism, Explained with Sharon Holland � Associate Professor in African & African American Studies


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“State of the City” Luncheon  The Solvang Chamber

of Commerce hosts this annual event which aims to bring citizens, business leaders, and lawmakers together to discuss the previous year. Noon-pm. Hotel Corque,  Alisal Rd., Solvang. $. Call -.

at Duke University and author of The Erotic Life of Racism, Holland (pictured) will present and discuss her findings on the sociology and psychology of racism. pm. MultiCultural Ctr., UCSB. Free. Call -.

WEDNESDAY 2/19 /: Five Wishes Community

Workshop (Spanish Language)  This workshop is aimed

at helping participants make decisions about their respective Advanced Care Directives, and will address situations like the degree of health care you want (or don’t want) if you’re unable to make those decisions yourself. Preregistration is required. am-noon. Westside Community Ctr.,  W. Victoria St. Free. Call -. /: How Can Farm Policy Make Us Healthy?  The League of Women Voters presents this forum on federal agriculture policies and how they affect our health and the health of our planet. Noon-pm. Louise Lowry Davis Ctr.,  De la Vina St. Free. Call -.

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/: The Second City  Come see the next generation of this illustrious improvisation comedy group which launched the careers of countless stars, including Tina Fey and Stephen Colbert, in an evening of sketches, songs, and improv. -pm. UCSB Campbell Hall,  Mesa Rd. $-$. Call -. Read more on p. .

/: AB 540 College Night  All immigrant students and their families are invited to this annual event to educate students about AB  legislation, the Dream Act Application Process (AB  and ), College Admission for AB  students, and information about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals process. Many community nonprofits and other resources will be available to answer questions about planning for college. This event will be presented in Spanish and English in the cafeteria. -pm. S.B. High School,  E. Anapamu St. Free. Call -.

Eight international dance companies descend on the American Riviera for a celebration of the art of flight.

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/: Young Lakota  Take advantage of a rare opportunity to see this film, which depicts a young Lakota woman’s struggle against South Dakota’s law banning abortion. pm. MultiCultural Center, UCSB. Free. Call -. /: Vanessa Prince  S.B. County–based motivational speaker Vanessa Prince will discuss the book The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson as she encourages business owners to reignite their passion, ask for help, and reinvent themselves to meet today’s demands on them. pm. Granada Books,  State St. Free. Call -.

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Terry Hill and Milt Larsen present

IT’S MAGIC! MARCH 2, 2 & 6:30 PM

Santa Barbara’s favorite annual magic show “It’s a must for magic buffs of all ages!” - LA Times

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Comedy

LAUGH ATTACK: The Second City comedy troupe comes to town to tickle S.B.’s collective funny bone.

The Second Coming

left: “I’ve lived a lot of places, and the people here are unlike anywhere else. I left, but I came back because I couldn’t stay away,” said Vinny Primiani while he and Layia Oskawa-Ekeland, both students at SBCC, searched Arroyo Burro Beach for stones and shells with which to do some wire-wrapping. “We wanted to enjoy the sunlight and get some vitamin D before the busy work and school week starts!” added Oskawa-Ekeland.

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t’s unlikely that as a lad attending Crane and Bishop Diego High School, Brad Vickers imagined one day he would row SEASCAPE: Daring crewmates rowed across the Atlantic in an epic a boat across the Atlantic Ocean. Yet, after race from N.Y.C. to England. graduating from college, that is exactly what he did. On the crew team while a student at the University to those dangers sleep deprivation, seasickness, hunger, of Puget Sound, Vickers subsequently joined a four-man boredom, and rowing more than 12 hours a day, and it’s a rowing expedition to race across the wild sea. In 2006, he wonder they achieved their goal intact — physically and and his squad set off from New York in a 29-foot-long, mentally. 6-foot-wide custom-made fiberglass rowboat, spendVickers, who is currently working on a documentary ing 71 days on the open ocean before disembarking at of their 2,863-nautical-mile adventure, will be sharing Bishop Rock, a tiny lighthouse outpost off the coast of his experience with hometown folks in Rowing the North Cornwall, England. Atlantic from New York to England, a multimedia event The first Americans to attempt crossing The Pond via next Thursday, February 20, 7 p.m., at the S.B. Maritime wee seacraft, Vickers and his teammates battled Mother Museum,  Harbor Way. Cost: Free (members), $10 Nature — tropical storms, 30-foot swells, and sharks (non-members). Register at sbmm.org or call 962-8404 — Michelle Drown — and near misses with gargantuan container ships. Add x115.

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UCSB’s Arts and Lectures presents The Second City’s “Happily Ever Laughter” tour Wednesday, February 19, 8 p.m. at UCSB’s Campbell Hall. Tickets: $25-$40 (general); $15 (students). Call 893-3535.

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Which country has hosted the Winter Olympics the most times? ❏ Switzerland ❏ United States ❏ France How many countries competed in the 2010 Vancouver games? ❏ 49 ❏ 67 ❏ 82 Who has won the most gold medals for figure skating? ❏ Sonja Henie ❏ Dorothy Hamill ❏ Katarina Witt

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above: “I started busking in Oakland during high school. I made a lot of money that way and even got gigs playing at people’s weddings. I do this now to get extra money for rent and groceries,” said Christina Hernandez, a senior at UCSB. Hernandez has been playing violin on State Street since she was a freshman and will be graduating in June with a degree in global studies. “I’m trying to move anywhere with a job, but I’ll miss living in I.V. Never again will I be walking distance from all my friends and the beach,” she added.

hat do Tina Fey, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, and Amy Poehler have in common? One obvious answer is that they are successful comedians/actors. Another is that these funny folk all honed their chops as members of Chicago’s famed The Second City improv troupe in the 1990s. Started in 1959, The Second City continues to spit out sidesplitters. Santa Barbarans have a chance to see what the fuss is all about when the famed institution’s touring group comes through town on their “Happily Ever Laughter” junket. “I just feel honored to be able to work for a company all these great people have come out of,” said Sarah Shook (above, second from left), who has been with The Second City for about 10 months. “[The famous names] also help on the road, because it may spark people’s interest in [attending].” Part of the fun of attending improv comedy is the audience-participation segment. When asked what is the most common riff suggestion the troupe has gotten, Shook laughed, “The most typical suggestion from audiences, especially when we go to colleges, is dirty suggestions, — MD such as something to do with dildos.”

The first year the Winter Olympics were held. The modern Olympic games began in 1896 but only featured summer sports.

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Business WHITE FIRE RAGE: The VWR lost everything in the firestorm, including their building (pictured).

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RAY FORD

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with his reputation, and he soon became known as a scrupulous expert in the trade, establishing trust with customers who return with repeat business. His shop, Summerland Oriental Rugs, would be at home in Turkey or Morocco or his native Afghanistan: There are rugs everywhere — on the walls, standing 5-10 deep, literally hanging from the rafters. “I have about a million carpets. My warehouse is full; my garage is full,” he laughed. “I know each rug personally, where it came from, what it’s worth … because I bought it.” The carpets are from all over the world; handmade of silk, wool, and cotton; and so exquisitely crafted that some have survived for hundreds of years. As Shah put it, they are “art on the floor” (though there is a growing trend of hanging them on the wall), one-of-a-kind pieces that become Summerland Shop Has Everything from family heirlooms. The rugs are typically identified 17th-Century Persian Silks to Newer Turkish Wools by the city or region they come from and tend to s Ahmed Shah Zahiri (pictured) unfurls one of his intrihave distinct characteristics of color and design, like the medallions cately woven Oriental carpets, he does so with the same of the Oushak or the florals of the Isfahan. Each rug takes up to dexterity and pride that his grandfather exhibited nearly a three months to create, and many of them have slight imperfections century ago. Though his perch overlooking the Pacific is 7,500 miles that only add to their artistry and authenticity. from his native Kabul, his Summerland carpet emporium mainShah’s range of inventory is impressive: His rugs vary from 17thtains a level of craftsmanship that has survived war and dislocation. century Persian silks to fairly new Turkish wools, from a value of “Shah,” as he is widely known, fled Afghanistan with his two $100 to more than $100,000. Although he compliments the new younger brothers in 1983 at the behest of their mother who feared rugs’ attractiveness, he is most reverential when talking about the her sons would be forced into the Soviet-backed military. The boys age of the carpets, the living history that is imbued in so many of escaped into Pakistan, clambering over mountains and rugged the pieces. terrain at night, hiding from the militia during the day. The young Compact and muscular, Shah easily hefts carpets weighing refugees remained in Pakistan for almost two years, waiting for upward of 50-100 pounds. He wants his customers to be happy, to papers from their eldest brother who had already established himlove their purchases. Based on their preference for size and color, self in America. It was a difficult time for the young Shah; he was he allows his clients to take home their selection before purchasconstantly harassed by the Mujahideen, the resistance movement ing it to ensure that it’s a match. “I work hard; it’s in the blood. I against the pro-Soviet Democratic Republic of Afghanistan. followed my grandfather and my father. And maybe it will be in my — Marilyn Gillard Shah, his long hair pulled back into a ponytail, has an easy smile children’s blood.” and warm demeanor. He has been in the Santa Barbara area for almost 30 years now, along with many of his family members, who emigrated as well, and the family he has raised here. After perfectSummerland Oriental Rugs, 2350 Lillie Avenue, ing his English at S.B. City College, he began his carpet business, Summerland. Call 565-7998 or email shaw2zahiri@yahoo.com. star st arti ting ng ssmall m ll and working hard. His clientele began to grow along ma starting

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ith the hope of raising $15,000 to rebuild their headquarters and replace vital equipment such as tools, field radios, backpacks, and other overnight gear, the Volunteer Wilderness Rangers (VWR) are almost halfway to their goal. The money is needed to replace what was lost in the White Fire last year on Memorial Day weekend. The VWR building was one of the first buildings burned by the fire, which began at a nearby day-use area. The VWR provide trail maintenance, repair outbuildings, pack in supplies for California Conservation Corps (CCC) work crews, and patrol Los Padres Forest, providing trail updates for more than 20 years. Their work after the Zaca Fire in 2007 was invaluable in providing an assessment of conditions that enabled forest officials to plan out a restoration program. “When the VWR headquarters burned last year, we not only lost a majority of our tools, supplies, and gear, but our building, as well,” said Los Padres Forest Association Director Bryan Conant. As the new director, Conant quickly learned just how valuable the volunteers in the VWR program are. “These volunteers are out on the trails almost every week, clearing fallen trees, fixing damaged trails, and essentially keeping the trails open for everyone to use,” he said. “It’s astounding to see just how much work goes into keeping even a mile of trail open. When you multiply that by the hundreds of miles of trail that need work throughout the Los Padres, it becomes quite clear just how crucial the VWR program is.” Conant has put together a fundraising campaign to replace what was lost during the White Fire. He estimates it will take $15,000 to rebuild and replace everything. “Thus far, we’ve collected more than $8,000 of the $15,000 goal,” said Conant. “If you use the forest, please consider a small donation to help us reach our goal.” There are only a few more days until the campaign ends. To make a donation, visit indiegogo.com/projects/los-padres-volunteer— Ray Ford wilderness-ranger-support.

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hile it might not be on your top 10 list of things to do, it’s kind of cool to walk around Santa Barbara and check out all of the old buildings, courtyards, city parks, and historical adobes. My fascination with area architecture started years ago when I took an art class from David Gebhard, then a young professor at UCSB who would one day become one of the nation’s leading architectural historians. My assignment was to write a paper for the class on the Courthouse. Having come from a part of L.A. that was not known for its style or glamour, I found the Courthouse absolutely captivating. I also spotted a number of nearby buildings that seemed to shout out history, giving me a sense that there was something significant in the stories that these buildings might tell, if they could only talk. Today, thanks to the Santa Barbara Conservancy (SBC) and a few techno tools, they almost can. This past week, the Conservancy announced the completion of a free downtown historic walking tour, available online to download to computers, smartphones, iPods, or tablets. You can import the audio tour into iTunes as a complete broadcast or 30 separate audio files. The online tour gives detailed descriptions and audio history of sites including the Lobero, El Presidio, El Paseo, City Hall, and Casa de la Guerra. For years, the Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara has provided its Sabado and Domingo guided tours of the Historic District, but this is the first time the information has been provided as a selfguided tour that you can enjoy from home or experience firsthand. The Santa Barbara Conservancy was formed in 1998 by the late John Pitman, FAIA, to increase public awareness of and

participation in area preservation issues. As the organization has evolved, the Conservancy has expanded its mission to include educating the general public on historic preservation and documenting Santa Barbara’s wonderful resources. The Historic OLD-TOWN TRAIL: The S.B. Conservancy Walking Tour is a culhas created a downtown historic walkmination of that vision. ing tour that is downloadable for free. The tour, which begins and ends on the  block of State Street, provides narration about the history and significance of the architecture. It is narrated by Luis Moreno and features classical guitar accompaniment by the late Stephen Liston. The entire tour encompasses five square blocks in downtown and is intended to last a few hours. “We could not be more pleased with the content and professional quality of this remarkable tour,” said Don Sharpe, SBC board president. “It is a project we have been working on for several years, and we are so excited to make this resource available to both residents and tourists to this historic town.” — RF For more information, visit sbconservancy.com. february 13, 2014

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The Art and Transformative Psychology of C.G. Jung’s Red Book After a long period of self-reflection and experimentation, The Red Book emerged from Jung’s psyche, with elaborate calligraphy and beautiful illustrations drawn by his own hand. In 2009, after decades in the family vault, the book was expertly digitized and published. Five years later, The Red Book continues to captivates our imagination. This weekend symposium will bring together Jungian analysts, scholars, and artistic thinkers— many of whom were key figures in the book’s publication—for critical and creative dialogues about Jung’s contributions to science, religion, psychology, art, and perception. The weekend will begin with an opening reception for an exhibition of limited-edition fine art prints from The Red Book.

“The years I pursued the inner images were the most important time of my life. Everything else is derived from this.” —C.G. Jung, 1957

The Symposium will be held on Pacifica’s Ladera Lane Campus. For information or registration visit www.pacifica.edu or call 805.969.3626, ext. 103

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C.G. Jung’s Red Book: Masterworks for the Modern Age The public is invited to view this exhibition of fine art prints digitized directly from the original pages of C.G. Jung’s Red Book. The exhibition will run from February 24 to April 4, 2014 at Pacifica Graduate Institute, 801 Ladera Lane in Santa Barbara. Images from THE RED BOOK by C.G. Jung. Used by permission of W. W. Norton & Co.

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WHAT the Focus THIS? A Meditation on Meditation

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’m about to take you on a journey to the dense, chewy nucleus of

the grape Tootsie Pop that is my head. You have been warned. You see, my brain is very busy. It’s a frickin’ railway junction. I pride myself on my ability to juggle, organize, and accomplish, even in a crunch — no, especially in a crunch. “Show me a quiet mind,” I always say, “and I’ll show you a to-do list that’s been criminally neglected.” This morning I did Kegel exercises while writing my column lead while being power-flossed in the dentist’s chair while feeling rather smug about it all. But I had no right, it turns out, because multitasking is out and meditation is in. The Huffington Post declared 2014 The Year of Mindful Living, and Time magazine’s recent cover story declared, “If distraction is the pre-eminent condition of our age, then mindfulness is the most logical response.” Rupert Murdoch is meditating now. So are  Cent and Kourtney “it’s possible I can’t spell meditate” Kardashian. Meditation is the new kale; it’s the balm for all that ails us. So I try it. I go to a meditation workshop led by a legit, robed, shaved-headed, way-chill Buddhist monk named Kelsang Wangpo (total white guy in glasses, but still). While he talks, I clench my jaw and tap out the rhythm of his words with my fingers and wonder if he watches the Oscars and if he works out on a treadmill in his robe. I am manufacturing stimulation. Dear god, I need what he’s selling. by Starshine He promises that meditation brings inner peace by allowing us to decide how we want to feel and what we want to focus on. I had assumed email: starshine@roshell.com meditation was about letting go — but it turns out it’s about control. I could get into this. I wouldn’t mind a little focus, a little stillness, a little savoring-themomentness. I could stand to shush the noise and reverse the exhaustion of my own constant mental interruptions. Maybe this will even curb my headaches, my cravings for brownie batter, and my desire to roll tank-like over the top of slow-moving Smart cars in the fast lane. The instructions are almost insultingly simple: Find a quietish place, get into a comfyish posture, and focus on your breath. That’s it. You’re supposed to notice any thoughts that arise without attaching or reacting to them — to watch them pass like clouds overhead. But that’s not the pace of things in my head. I am playing Whac-AMole with my thoughts. Or air hockey. And I am kicking ass, like a cartoon superhero fighting off bad guys and flinging them into a carcass pile beside him. Bam! Bring me some more. This is fun! Only … when they stop coming, I don’t know what to do with myself. I hope that a dog will bark or a truck will rumble past. I am panicked, desperate for something to do. What does doing nothing look like? What fills the void in your head when the thoughts are gone? It’s like the physics of a black hole, as frightening as it is confounding. Discipline, I think, when I’m not supposed to be thinking. This takes discipline. If Buddha was so disciplined, wherefore the belly? They say meditation is the practice of beginning again. So I begin again. And again. And again. I meditate with a book, with a CD, and with a bunch of strangers in a salt cave. I try silent meditation, guided meditation, even walking meditation. And I will keep trying, because now it’s on my to-do list, and you know I don’t shirk that shizz. For now, though, I’ll admit that when it comes to mindfulness, I’m no Kourtney Kardashian. But I wouldn’t want to see her Kegels, and that’s all I’ll say.

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n a week’s time, high school teams will enter the survival phase of winter sports — the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Southern Section play-offs in basketball, soccer, and girls’ water polo. Their names will be stacked on the left side of the bracket sheets, and a diminishing number of blank lines will spread across each sheet in columns until, at the far right, one line remains, to be filled in by the name of the champion. Santa Barbara High’s basketball teams have a chance of making it through all the rounds to that coveted final spot — the girls ranked No.  on the Division -AA poll and the boys No.  in Division A. There are 12 divisions in the basketball play-offs, each of them consisting of schools that are presumably competitive with one another. Teams playing in the same league can be assigned to different divisions. Santa Barbara will finish behind Ventura in the Channel League girls’ basketball standings, but the Dons won’t have to face the Cougars in the play-offs because Ventura is highly ranked in Division A. Despite their superior status, the Cougars were on their guard when they came to play in Santa Barbara’s J.R. Richards Gymnasium last week. Just five points had separated the teams in Ventura earlier in the season. “It’s been a stressful weekend,” Cougars coach Ann Larson said.“We have to play hard.” That they did, crushing the Dons on the backboards and taking away a 64-47 victory. The most spectacular player on the floor was Santa Barbara sophomore Amber Melgoza, who SHOOT THE MOON: Santa Barbara High School’s girls’ basketball took on the Ventura Cougars in early February. Despite their best efforts, the poured in 29 points. She is listed as a power forward Dons lost the game 64-47. Pictured: SBHS sophomore Amber Melgoza (#4) tried for a point, covered by Ventura’s Marki Meyer (#32). Melgoza made 29 points of the Dons’ final score. because, at 59, she is the tallest starter on the team. Quickness and agility, rather than power, enable her men’s soccer team takes to the pitch next fall. Coach Tim some of their finest student-athletes — the student part is to score in the paint, and she can also shoot from the perimVom Steeg announced the signings of 11 new players, important in this case — can accept college scholarship offers eter like her favorite player, Golden State Warriors guard including nine from U.S. Soccer Development Academy proby signing national letters of intent. Stephen Curry. grams affiliated with Major League Soccer clubs. Four played A pair of Dos Pueblos High senior girls will attend Pac- Melgoza was exhausted after battling Ventura at both for the L.A. Galaxy Academy — midfielders Adonis Amaya, Conference schools. Stamatia Scarvelis, winner of two ends of the floor.“They’re a lot bigger than we are,” she said. Axel Mendez, and Ryo Fujii; and defender Jeff Quezada. state titles and the national junior championship in the shot At one point, the Cougars had a 50-25 lead. The Dons, led by The Gauchos, who are losing top scorers Achille Camput, signed with UCLA, and state cross-country runner-up Melgoza and Jocelin Petatan, forced several turnovers and pion and Goffin Boyoko to graduation, signed three Addi Zerrenner is going to Arizona. put together a 12-0 run, but they ran out of gas in the fourth UCSB signed a pair of San Marcos athletes, Dasha forwards — Dalton Pando and Alex Liua of the San Jose quarter. Depew for women’s swimming and Shane Hauschild for Earthquakes Academy, and Denis Kalamar of the Seattle “We’re fortunate to have a long bench,” Larson said. Marki Sounders Academy. Vom Steeg is also high on the attackMeyer led the balanced Ventura scoring with 14 points. Meyer men’s water polo. Hannah Harrah, the goalkeeper on the is a special player. The 511 senior has Type  diabetes, and she San Marcos girls’ soccer team, is going to Loyola Marymount, ing ability of Ludwig Ahl, a midfielder from Stockholm, Sweden. and boys midfielder Robbie Landeros to Seattle University. comes to games equipped with an insulin pump and a wireJoe Salcedo, a 66, 270-pound lineman who helped less monitor. “She is a very mature young woman,” Larson END OF A LONG, HARD RIDE: Barney Berglund, Bishop Diego’s football team go 33-6 in the last three seasons, said. an activist in the Santa Barbara bicycling community and allis heading to San Diego State. Cardinals tight end and lineSanta Barbara coach Andrew Butcher said the Dons let the game get away in a sloppily played first half. “We’ll start around good guy, lost a yearlong battle with cancer last week. backer Nolan Tooley signed with UC Davis. Santa Barbara High is sending two more girls to NCAA to correct our mistakes,” he said,“or we won’t, and it will be a He will be missed. Before the disease sapped his strength, Division  water polo programs — Betsy Hendrix to UCSB short season.” Berglund was known as one of the strongest local men on and Anna Brummett to Indiana. On the boys’ side, Santa Barbara has run away with the two wheels. His love of the sport led him to volunteer as chair Two SBCC football players signed to play at four-year Channel League title. The Dons could finish 12-0 in the of the area organizing committee when the first Amgen Tour of California came through Santa Barbara in 2006. schools — cornerback Tavonte Jackson going to Idaho league, giving them a boost of momentum for the play-offs. State and linebacker Jackson Weed to Glenville State, Berglund mustered support for the return of the ATOC last Other basketball teams with high hopes entering the posta Division  school in West Virginia. 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of PACE FOOD + DRINK The Open Kitchen/Size: Kim pointed out how the open kitchen makes a meal at Pace a cooking show.“We’re almost like a sushi bar,” added Jeff.“We all get to say ‘hi’ when people come in and ‘thanks’ when they leave.” Continued Kim,“With how small and intimate this place is, there are nights everyone is talking to each other, with the tables so close.” As Jeff put it,“It’s really more of a French bistro feel: There’s animation, action; no one feels left out.” Killing It: “When someone you don’t know leaves and says,‘That’s the best meal I’ve had,’ that can’t be beat,” explained Kim.“If you please 60 percent of the people who walk out the door, then you’re usually doing well. Here, I think 98 percent of the people are pleased.”

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State Street Restaurant to Give Itself Away by George Yatchisin

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he Snyder family of Pace food + drink is so good at the restaurant game, their eldest son, Ryan, was born on trade. Back when Jeff Snyder owned San Francisco’s RSVP Restaurant, people would exchange services for dinners — even ob-gyns. “Not in our day and age,” recalled his wife, Kim Snyder, “but 29 years ago, it was possible.” The Snyders’ latest baby has been the 50-seat Pace itself, which they opened at  State Street in February 2012 to instant acclaim, including a Foodie Award from this newspaper. Prior to that, Jeff worked at L’Auberge Del Mar in San Diego, but the family wanted a spot of their own. After some false starts, this property came on the market and was ideal. “An open kitchen, right on State Street, and who doesn’t want to live in Santa Barbara?” said Jeff. “We were doing it as a family and wanted to set the boys up.” Those boys, Ryan and Cole, “poured their hearts and souls into it for two years,” said Jeff, but it turns out restaurants are not what they want to do. Instead of just selling the business, though, the Snyders are going to give it

away.“We want to find someone passionate about this business and give them an opportunity of a lifetime,” said Jeff. That opportunity includes the restaurant and beer and wine license; the lease paid for a year; insurances paid for a year; $20,000 in working capital to help cover expenses; and mentoring from the Snyders.“After 35 years in this business, this is our opportunity to give back — it’s like Pay It Forward,” insisted Jeff.“If we can come downtown in a year or two and walk into the restaurant we used to own and it’s a success, then we did our job. I can’t even imagine how we’ll feel.” The contest to win Pace involves creating a video, writing an essay, and, if a finalist, an on-site meeting and cooking demo. A panel of food-industry professionals (including this writer) will help make the decision, but the final decision is Jeff and Kim’s.“Who knows who might be the final person? A hard-luck story? An up-and-comer?” pondered Jeff.“Or maybe someone who moved away from Santa Barbara and wants to get back to town?” The winner will have to be able to secure the commercial lease and ABC license after the year is done.“They will

MAKE THEIR KITCHEN YOURS: The Snyder family is ready to turn over the reins of their popular restaurant to the most qualified candidate.

probably have a different concept,” expects Jeff, who said he is not selling his recipe book.“But they might want to start with something similar to what we do and then build on that to keep our clients comfortable. One plate at a time has always been our motto.” As for the Snyders, they are more than willing to offer guidance to the winners and then take some time off.“I’ve had so much fun just being able to work with my boys,” said Jeff.“Wherever they go, they won’t work as hard as they did here. In the meantime, the guys are in their twenties, and they want to do the things 20-year-olds want to do.” Jeff and Kim could imagine opening up a new spot a few years down the road, featuring, in Jeff ’s mind, “Food, music, and art — what we tried to stuff into this small little spot.” As for now, they’re trying something that may have never been done. “There’s an excitement to it,” said Jeff of the concept, which was initially imagined by Kim.“I’m always the halfcup-full guy, the eternal optimist. If you do things for the right reasons, it will all end up right.”

The Tourist vs. Local Conundrum:

“For the tourists that just Yelp us and have no expectations,” Jeff explained, pointing to their four-and-a-half-star average on more than 130 reviews,“they don’t necessarily understand that we’re a family cooking from scratch, and it sometimes takes a bit.” It’s a 24/7 Job: “Even on your days off, you’re

doing something,” Cole explained.“I’ve had bad dreams that I’m cooking burgers and they’re falling apart and the orders keep coming.” Even when it comes to slaving away, Jeff added,“If you’re passionate and you really love it, you won’t consider how much you’re working.”

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ocated on the ground floor of one of Isla Vista’s swanky new apartment buildings, Sorriso Italiano combines the modern look of downtown I.V. with traditional Italian delights. When owner Antonio Gerli and his family moved to Santa Barbara from Italy a year and a half ago, Gerli knew he wanted to get into the restaurant business. “My dream was to open an Italian restaurant close to one of the California universities,” Gerli said. “I drove from San THE ITALIAN CONNECTION: Antonio and Francisco to San Diego, and when I came Elisabetta Gerli are serving up authentic Italian here … I entered from the main entrance food (like the chicken Parmesan below) and of the university and saw many, many night wine classes at their sleekly designed Isla students …. When I saw I.V., I thought, Vista eatery. ‘Wow! That’s the right spot to open a restaurant!’” Elisabetta said. “My father is a really good But Gerli’s talents are not limited to food cook, and Antonio’s mother is a really good alone. He’s also a sommelier and shares his cook, so I learned from them.” Elisabetta also knowledge with his customers every Thursstudied at one of the most famous pasticceday night, when he hosts wine-tasting classes rias in Sicily, Italy, giving her cooking a southat his restaurant. “It’s something in between a wine tasting and a wine class,” said Gerli.“One ern influence. of our wine tastings is blind, Sweet Sorriso: A so I cover the labels … and recipe of Elisabetta’s we try to understand what own creation, the kind of wine we are drinking “Sweet Sorriso” is a and if it’s good, why it’s good, sweet dough pastry why it’s not good.” filled with your choice Gerli and his wife, Elisaof berry preserves or betta, have combined their Nutella. According to traditional family recipes to Elisabetta, this pastry create Sorriso’s menu, using has become Sorriso’s main dessert, and it’s not fresh ingredients and cooking everything from scratch.“Everything here is homemade,” hard to understand why. This warm, fluffy Gerli said. “Nothing is frozen. We don’t have a pastry is filled to the brim with rich goodness, perfect for warming customers up durfreezer. Everything we prepare is fresh.” Even ing cold winter evenings. This dessert alone the focaccia bread is made from scratch. makes dining at Sorriso a worthwhile experiHere’s a look at some of Sorriso’s best ence; it is just that good. dishes:

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Meatballs: Sorriso’s meatballs are made with ground beef, parmesan, olive oil, parsley, and mortadella (Italian salami), all rolled up into three big meatballs with a side of focaccia bread.“The recipe comes from my family,”

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hen you produce and star span of an hour and a half. in a successful television “But if people leave sayingg show, you can pretty much they enjoyed themselves, do whatever you want. This is I’ll be all right with that, how Paul Reiser has been living his too,” he said. As far as life. In the early 1990s, his Mad About nerves go, Reiser says You was one of the most watched growing older has helped — and critically acclaimed — shows mellow his stage fright. on TV. And now? Well, now Reiser “I realized everything likes to stay low at home and enjoy resonates with the audience being a father. A typical day in his life because we all go through includes getting up, helping the kids the same things,” he said. get to school, working out, looking “They age the same as I do. in the mirror and saying “I should’ve It’s a refreshing treat simply worked out more,” eating bacon, because it’s like meeting writing, playing music, and, eventuwith some friends.” ally, turning in for the night. And And Resier’s no stranger micist Wesley Anderegg as Reiser put it, it rarely gets old.“I to Santa Barbara. He’s freARTIST TO ARTIST: Santa Barbara cera er. Halp rt Robe am very much a homebody,” he told quented the red carpet of thee was photographed by Mark us via phone from his Los Angeles Santa Barbara International home last week. “I like staying home Film Festival on multiple — and that’s an understatement. My occasions and recalls coming to friends can’t get enough of traveling; see songstress Julia Fordham play I can’t get enough of home. And the not that long back.“Santa Barthought of an ‘empty nest’ makes me bara is kind of like my backyard,” really sad … because then you have he said. to talk to your spouse.” And as for evolving his standFor Mark Robert Halper, finding subjects to photoBetween Reiser’s comedy, acting, up routine for the new millengraph has never been a problem. As the principal of writing, and music, we were curinium, Reiser says he’s not too a highly successful Los Angeles–based commercial ous to know which came first.“The concerned.“What I love about photography studio, he has plenty of assignments to chicken,” Resier laughed, before stand-up is that it’s technologyoccupy his time. His signature portraits are a weighty admitting that he picked up music proof,” he says. “The media has combination of gravity with first. “I didn’t know about comedy, changed exactly the same way it immediacy, relaxation about stand-up, as a kid.” As an adult, did for me as it did for you, but in with focus. But when it though, comedy was Reiser’s first comedy it’s immune to changes MARK ROBERT MAD ABOUT YOU: Spend Valentine’s night at the Lobero with comedian came time for Halper to love. “I started doing television and in technology. … I’ve been forced Paul Reiser. shift his emphasis from movies, but I always wanted to get to tweet, but I can’t do it; it’s PAINTS commercial work to back to stand-up,” he explained. “For torture.” S.B. MAKERS fine art, and to discover some reason, it’s just taken me 20 years.” planted two years back after he got the bug Paul Reiser performs stand-up at the a new range of characters This Friday, February 14 (a k a Valentine’s and took to the stage at a comedy club. ReiLobero Theatre ( E. Canon Perdido St.) aside from his usual array of Day), Reiser returns to the mike for a night ser says he’ll be sharing his comedic take on on Friday, February 14, at 7:30 p.m. Call corporate clients, he chose the creative class of Santa of comedy at the Lobero Theatre as part life and ideally hopes to solve all the world’s 963-0761 or visit lobero.com for tickets and — Ginny Chung Barbara. After his successful coffee-table book of of his ongoing tour. It’s a seed he says was problems — including world peace — in the info.

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or within the worlds of hip-hop and dance, depending on how you look at it. Carmack is primarily a dance producer — more playful than sinister and willing to experiment with tone and mood as much as tempo, and his Birth Control/Hopscotch single remains his biggest release to date, thanks to Diplo’s Mad Decent Records. Both songs are emblematic of the trap-as-dance movement (most notably due to their carnivorous bass). But it’s not Carmack’s beats that make his music more enjoyable than his contemporaries. It’s his willingness to lend a unique personality to the equation. Mr. Carmack plays Velvet Jones Thursday, February 13, at 9 p.m.. Call 965-8676 or visit velvet-jones.com for info. — Jake Blair

2010, Sunlight and Water: Celebrating the Winemakers of Santa Barbara County, Halper returned to our area for an encore, Between Seer and Seen: Celebrating the Artists of Santa Barbara County, which was published in September 2013. This new book includes portraits of 71 Santa Barbara artists, along with 14 still-life images of their tools, such as brushes, paint, hammers, and wood. Late poet Barry Spacks contributed the introduction, and on Friday, February 14, a gallery exhibition called Between Seer and Seen: Art + Love, curated by Susan Tibbles, will open at the Santa Barbara Tennis Club ( Foothill Rd.), where it will be on view through March 7. In this exhibit, Tibbles will take the photos in the book and pair them with individual works by the artists depicted. The list of folks involved reads like a who’s who of the Santa Barbara County arts scene — ceramicist Joan Rosenberg-Dent, assemblage master Dug Uyesaka, Mary Heebner, Karin Aggeler, Warner and Judy Nienow, Anne Luther, Dan Levin, and many, many more. For info, call 682-4722. For more on Halper, visit studiomark.com. — Charles Donelan

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DRAWING AND DREAMING: In Ann Diener’s spectacular new Entangled Grid installation (at the SBCC Atkinson Gallery through Febru-

ary 28), the walls are covered with work that draws the viewer in to an unusually vivid and thoroughly imagined dream space where spiraling curves weave in and out of ghostly architectural fragments. Taking off from both her time in Rome as an American Academy scholar and her experience of life outside her current studio in downtown Los Angeles, Diener has created a kind of 21stcentury complement to the fascinating carceri images created by the 18th-century Venetian artist Giovanni Battista Piranesi. Piranesi’s gigantic interiors, fitted out with huge and powerful-looking imaginary machines, were just the kind of Gothic fantasy that got the poets of the romantic IMAGINE THIS: Ann Diener’s “Large period — men like S.T. Tapestry” (2013) is part of her new solo Coleridge and Thomas show at the SBCC Atkinson Gallery. De Quincey — excited about the unconscious, and prisons. In Ann Diener’s updated vision, the mental landscape has changed, with the experience of 21st-century freeways and the complex water systems of Rome and Los Angeles serving as key inspirations. To complete the gigantic 9 × 22 collage called “Urban Grid,” Diener employed a team of SBCC student volunteers. The result is one of the year’s most surprising and inspiring large works, and the show provides a fascinating look at the dream world of an important artist.

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ous painting by this talented and intuitive abstract colorist. In what is now the headquarters of an Internet start-up called Crowdspending, Margerum has hung approximately two dozen paintings and prints, all executed between 1994 and 2014. The big paintings reveal his ongoing love affair with oils — how they interact when they layer and drip, and what they do with light when applied in irregularly shaped circles and diamonds. When it comes to painting, Margerum, a longtime resident of Santa Barbara, is very much a cosmopolitan citizen of the world, breathing the same rarified aesthetic air as his heroes Philip Guston, Brice Marden, and Gerhard Richter. The show is open by appointment only. Contact the artist at hughmargerum.com.

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Deering Gallery is an outstanding group show featuring an interesting mix of artists, including some familiar and some new names. From Santa Barbara, there’s work by Ro Snell and Joan Tanner, and from elsewhere there are images created in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Maine. Thematically, the show comes together around the idea that not all art about the land takes the form of traditional landscape painting. Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the curatorial process involves Jane Deering’s collaboration with one of the world’s most distinguished collectors of contemporary art, Mera Rubell. The two women went on an extraordinary 36-hour marathon of 37 studio visits in Baltimore recently, with Rubell choosing works to include in the prestigious Select  show that’s upcoming at the Washington, D.C., Project for the Arts, and Deering on the lookout for promising newcomers to grace her first show since returning to Santa Barbara from her East Coast home base in Gloucester. The Baltimore artists are Amanda Burnham, Ryan Hoover, Magnolia Laurie, Rosemary Liss, and Kim Parr Roenigk, and if you hurry over to the gallery on East Canon Perdido Street this weekend, there’s still time to catch them. ■

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e y o n d the bold athleticism of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Co. performance last October, there was one additional wonder that night — the fact that the soundtrack was no soundtrack at all. The evening’s live string players included the Los Angeles–based Calder Quartet, four men who bonded during their YOUNG GUNS: L.A.’s adventurous time at USC and 15 years hence Calder Quartet brings new and old have charted an impressive works to Hahn Hall on Thursday, and adventurous résumé. By February 20. all indications, Calder appears to be the representative quartet for the 21st century; they’re young, flexible, open-minded, deeply dedicated to the tradition, and irresistibly drawn to the new. They have held residencies at top schools like the Colburn Conservatory and Juilliard, recorded with leading pianists Gloria Cheng and Anne-Marie McDermott, and successfully mastered (with the latter) a much-lauded rendition of piano concertos by Mozart, pared down for piano quintet. They secure coveted spots in the global round of music festivals. But at the same time, they are the hot strings heard in the Emmy-winning theme to Starz’s Da Vinci’s Demons, and they show up on late-night TV with rockers like The Airborne Toxic Event. As part of the Up Close & Musical Series, UCSB Arts & Lectures brings the Calder Quartet to Hahn Hall on Thursday, February 20. Read on for our interview with violinist Andrew Bulbrook.

Tell us about Calder’s connection to new music and living composers. Right around the time we were founding the Carlsbad Festival with Matt [McBane], we also started working with Christopher Rouse at Aspen, and it was really an amazing process for us, at 22 or 23 years old, to be working with a living composer with Pulitzer Prizes and Grammys and big artists wanting to premiere his works. Yet still, even in that position, he had time to spend with a young quartet that really wanted to try to master what he had written. And the pieces weren’t being played a lot, because they were extremely difficult; generally, after the premiere, they were shelved because it’s a big undertaking. That whole experience was really powerful for us, to see how much somebody like that could be moved by your efforts as a performer. You don’t have that luxury with Beethoven. But when the composer’s alive, it is a really warm and personal thing. Like the Terry Riley pieces you recorded, written in the early 1960s. Exactly.You’re thrilled to meet him; then you play these pieces for him, and he’s got tears in his eyes — how powerful it can be and how that process of diligent work can affect another human being. That reciprocal relationship — it must really affect the musician’s experience. It’s had a huge effect. And it’s motivated us on more traditional repertoire, in terms of finding an authentic voice. You know, you read enough music and then meet the writer, and you sort of learn the imperfection of written music. Someone will have a tempo marking, and you’ll play it for them, and they’ll tell you it’s too fast, when that’s exactly what’s written. They tell you to play it two-thirds as fast, and they don’t bother to change anything in the music for any future performer. And then you talk of your Beethoven metronome markings! Working with people like Chris [Rouse] — that was a really important part of our development. And the [Thomas] Adès [piece] that’s on the program is a really great example of that. We learned the Arcadiana in 2005 or 2006; then we learned the Piano Quintet four years later. Then Tom started playing the Piano Quintet with us, which was amazing. What better way to understand what’s written on a page than having the composer sitting next to you? UCSB Arts & Lectures presents the Calder Quartet at the Music Academy of the West’s Hahn Hall (1070 Fairway Rd.) on Thursday, February 20, at 7 p.m. Call 893-3535 or visit artsandlectures .sa.ucsb.edu for tickets and info.

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he spirit of Antonio Vivaldi was practically visible under the nearly ideal conditions that prevailed in Campbell Hall on Thursday night. The orchestra was not just Italian, but Venetian, harking back to the very birthplace of the esteemed “Red Priest.” Moreover, the Venice Baroque Orchestra (VBO) is an early-music ensemble, with instruments and techniques from back in the day, meaning mellow gut strings; endpin-less cel- PASS THE BATON: Conductor los clamped between knees Andrea Marcon led the early-music instead of resting on the floor; ensemble through works from strange narrow short bows; Vivaldi, Veracini, and Geminiani. stout wooden oboes with open holes; and French horns with no valves. It also means straight tones, with only the most sparing use of ornamental vibrato. (As conductor Andrea Marcon put it: “Ketchup is good as a condiment, but that doesn’t mean you put it on everything.”) I say “nearly ideal” because Campbell Hall is really too large a venue for an early-music chamber ensemble of 18 players. Gut strings simply don’t carry like metal moderns, leaving the sonar edge absent of its bright overtones but the blend still soft and sumptuous. Nevertheless, the concert was a diatonic crowd-pleaser. The bill included almost all Vivaldi concerti, one sinfonia, and works by Francesco Maria Veracini and Francesco Geminiani. The VBO excels at delivering a rocking Vivaldi, for whom music clearly meant dance and rhythmic drive. Another delight was the variety of able soloists, including several pairings. Wind player Michele Favaro painted the contemplation and frenzy of the night in Concerto in G Minor for Flute, “La Notte.” Alessandro Denabian and Elisa Bognetti finessed embouchure-only trills and other lip athletics in Vivaldi’s Concerto in F Major for Two Horns. Daniele Bovo and Giordano Pegoraro took their turn with competitive sawing in Vivaldi’s Concerto in G minor for Two Cellos. Shai Kribua and Favaro were featured on one of only two nonVivaldian works, Veracini’s Overture No. 6 in G Minor for Two Oboes. But the surprise favorite of the evening was Vivaldi’s Concerto in C Major for Sopranino Recorder, featuring Anna Fusek, one of only three women in the current VBO mix. Fusek, a violinist the rest of the night, traded in her fiddle for a tiny wooden recorder, which seemed almost comically small in the hands of the tall woman. But moments later, Fusek revealed phenomenal virtuosity, not merely balanced registers and clean double-tonguing in fast passages, but masterful phrasing ■ and brilliant ornamentation in the slow Largo.

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lass occupies a paradoxical place on the American stage. The idea that material success both embodies and mutilates the American dream is at the heart of many theatrical masterpieces, but it’s something that seldom gets spoken out loud. In Good People, David Lindsay-Abaire’s 2011 play about two neighborhoods in Boston, that oversight has been rectified. Although Lindsay-Abaire, who grew up in working-class South Boston, is highly qualified to reveal the truth about his old neighborhood, his play is only a qualified success. Good People raises good questions about relative standards of living, life choices, and luck, and the second act packs some plot-twisting punches, but the ending neatly sidesteps the story’s main point, settling for an ambiguous answer by changing the subject. Nevertheless, this excellent production, which stars Alicia Sedwick as Margie, has lots to recommend it. Jenny Sullivan’s direction is excellent, and each of the cast members contributes something valuable to the mix. DeeDee Rescher is a riot as Jean, Margie’s best frenemy, and Catherine Coulson is equally a hoot as Dottie, Margie’s obstreperous landlady. New Hampshire native Matthew Grondin nails the difficult Boston vowels as Stevie, a young dollar-store manager with a heart of gold. As Mike, the high school friend who has escaped Southie to tony Chestnut Hill by way of the Ivy League, Geoffrey Lower negotiates a role requiring multiple shifts in accent and attitude. But this is Margie’s play, and Sedwick does an outstanding job bringing every aspect of this difficult woman to light. Nobody’s fool but her own, Margie combines flashes of witty sarcasm with a deep pessimism that almost has her beat. Whether she has progressed after all she goes through in the play is anyone’s guess, but thanks to Sedwick’s strong performance, it’s a wild and entertaining ■ ride.

Home Bodies King of Shadows. At the Piano Kitchen, Friday, February 7. Shows through February 23. Reviewed by Charles Donelan

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urthering their mission to bring authentic live theater to a broader audience in Santa Barbara, the Elements Theatre Collective presented King of Shadows last Friday at the Piano Kitchen, a performance space on Rose Avenue, just off East Haley Street. Roberto Aguirre-Socasa’s play examines the moral dilemma of a Berkeley grad student named Jessica (Jennifer Marco), whose research project on homeless teens enmeshes her in the fantastical and gruesome visions of one such youth, Nihar (Nicholis Sheley). Director Kate Bergstrom has put together a fine cast for this production and gambled successfully on her hunch that actual teenagers Allison Lewis Towbes (as Jessica’s younger sister, Sarah) and Nicholis Sheley could handle the show’s dark and twisted subject matter. The four-person cast is rounded out by Josh Jenkins, who plays Eric, Jessica’s boyfriend and a working policeman who suspects that Nihar is not what he claims to be. Jessica grapples realistically with Nihar’s aggressive moves to infiltrate her life, and Jenkins delivers a forceful, physically bold characterization of the conflicted Eric. But the real heart of this show beats in the connection between Nihar and Jessica’s rebellious little sister. As Sarah, Towbes cracks wise and sophisticated with her sister and her sister’s boyfriend, only to display another, more vulnerable side with Nihar. Sheley’s mercurial performance as Nihar leaves both the other characters and the audience on edge, never quite sure how far to trust this enigmatic young man. Congratulations to Elements for continuing to provide such compelling, adventurous theater to our whole community at no cost. ■

Fees include Saturday lunch. 7 CECs for MFTs, LCSWs, and RNs

The splendid grounds of Pacifica Graduate Institute’s Lambert Road Campus are the result of more than 20 years of thoughtful cultivation. The 13-acre campus has evolved from an abandoned horse ranch into a unique melding of Mediterranean gardens with native California flora and edible landscapes that form a green belt around the campus. In addition to applying the best horticultural and ecological principles, Pacifica has reintroduced garden elements reflecting historical occupations on the site. Join Landscape Manager Marshall Chrostowski and Professor Michael Sipiora in an aesthetic and intellectual engagement with this beautiful location. Conversational presentation of relevant themes from Pacifica’s lecture halls—soulful engagement, poetic dwelling, and the thought of the heart—will be interwoven with tours of the gardens. We will focus on specific sites, highlighting the horticultural, ecological, historical, and psychological contexts in play. A healthful lunch will be provided utilizing food grown in the gardens.

For additional information or to register visit pacifica.edu/public programs or call 805.969.3626, ext. 103

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the Year of Surprises — at least as far as area music geeking is concerned. Despite the all-encompassing swell of Santa Barbara International Film Festival events, these first few weeks of the New Year have brought some pretty epic little glimmers of creativity to town, and more often than not, they’ve manifested in unlikely places. Case in point: last weekend’s happenings in Isla Vista Theater, where Santa Barbara’s own Jimmy Tamborello (Dntel, The Postal Service) took the stage at a sparsely attended lecture hall and spun over an hour of beautifully weird electronic music as part of the Magic Lantern film series. Backed by Hiroshi Teshigahara’s stunning documentary about architect and visionary Antonio Gaudí, Tamborello successfully transported attendees to a psychedelic version of 1980s Spain, complete with a soothingly tripped-out soundtrack. The result was a night that felt, looked, and sounded like the kind of cultural event only afforded to big-city dwellers — at a price tag that could have never existed anywhere else. It stands to mention that Magic Lantern is now two for two in the off-kilter “concert booking” department: Last month’s practically private Dub Thompson show was one of the better, stranger live music moments I’ve experienced in the last six months and provided the few in attendance with an abrasively loud and wonderfully whacked-out sneak peek of a band that is destined to blow up in 2014. On that note, Isla Vista as a whole has been a bit of a hotbed of late. Whether you count the recent of Montreal concert (and the upcoming and sold-out Childish Gambino show) at UCSB’s Hub, or Matt Kivel’s stark and striking turn at the Biko Co-op Garage a few weeks back, it seems the college and college-adjacent set are on a roll. Meanwhile, I’m relearning the joys of dodging bicycle-bound coeds in the dark. For more on Magic Lantern’s goings-on, visit facebook.com/MagicLantern FilmsIV. For the Biko Co-op’s concert calendar, visit sbdiy.org.

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Architectural Foundation Gallery – California and China: Watercolors by David Brain, through Feb. ď˜şď™€. ď˜şď˜şď™ E. Victoria St., ď™ ď˜žď˜˝-ď˜žď˜ťď˜šď˜ż. Art, Design & Architecture Museum – Artist-in-Residence Fran Siegel: Translocation and Overlay, through Apr. ď›œď™ ; Duke and the Masters: The Sedgwick Collection, through Apr. ď›œď™ . ď˜˝ď˜˝ď˜ş University Rd., ď™€ď™ ď˜ť-ď˜şď™ ď˜˝ď›œ. Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts – California Fibers, through Mar. ď˜ťď˜š. ď™€ď˜˝ď™€ď˜˝ Ojai-Santa Paula Rd., Ojai, ď˜žď˜źď˜ž-ď˜ťď˜ťď™€ď›œ. Casa de la Guerra – I See Beauty in This Life: A Photographer Looks at 100 Years of Rural California, through Apr. ď˜şď˜ż. ď›œď˜˝ E. De la Guerra St., ď™ ď˜žď˜˝-ď˜šď˜šď™ ď˜ť. Casa Dolores – Multiple permanent installations featuring Mexican folk art. ď›œď˜šď˜şď˜ť Bath St., ď™ ď˜žď˜ť-ď›œď˜šď˜ťď˜ş. Channing Peake Gallery – Inside/Outside: Santa Barbara Art Association, through May ď˜şď˜ť. S.B. County Administration Bldg., ď›œď˜šď˜˝ E. Anapamu St., ď˜˝ď˜žď™€-ď˜ťď™ ď™ ď˜ź. Karpeles Manuscript Library and Museum – Masha Keating, through Mar. ď˜ťď˜š; Multiple permanent installations. ď˜şď›œ W. Anapamu St., ď™ ď˜žď˜ş-ď˜˝ď˜ťď˜şď˜ş. Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara – Almost Anything Goes: Architecture and Inclusivity and Bloom Projects: Zack Paul, Geometric Landscapes, through Apr. ď›œď˜ť. ď˜žď˜˝ď˜ť Paseo Nuevo, ď™ ď˜žď˜ž-ď˜˝ď˜ťď˜żď˜ť. Rancho La Patera/Stow House – Multiple permanent exhibits hosted by the Goleta Valley Historical Society. ď˜ťď˜šď˜ź N. Los Carneros Rd., Goleta, ď˜žď™€ď›œ-ď˜żď˜şď›œď˜ž. S.B. Historical Museum – Lockwood de Forest: Luminescent Santa Barbara, through Mar. ď˜ş; The Story of Santa Barbara, permanent exhibition. Free admission. ď›œď˜ťď˜ž E. De la Guerra St., ď™ ď˜žď˜ž-ď›œď˜žď˜šď›œ. S.B. Maritime Museum – Surface Tension by Pamela Zwehl-Burke, through Mar. ď›œď˜ş; Lost Surf Art Posters of Santa Barbara by Rick Sharp, through April. ď›œď›œď˜ť Harbor Wy., #ď›œď™ ď˜š, ď™ ď˜žď˜ş-ď™€ď˜źď˜šď˜ź. S.B. Museum of Art – Religious Images of the Christian East, through Mar. ď›œď˜ž; Alice Aycock Drawings: Some Stories Are Worth Repeating and Michelle Stuart: Drawn from Nature, through Apr. ď˜şď˜š; Degas to Chagall: Important Loans from the Armand Hammer Foundation and the Collection of Michael Armand Hammer and Martin Kersels’s Charm series, ongoing exhibitions. ď›œď›œď˜ťď˜š State St., ď™ ď˜žď˜ť-ď˜źď˜ťď˜žď˜ź. Ty Warner Sea Ctr. – Multiple permanent installations. ď˜şď›œď›œ Stearns Wharf, ď™ ď˜žď˜ş-ď˜şď˜˝ď˜şď˜ž. Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art – Walking in the Spirit: American Visionary Artists, Feb. ď˜şď˜š - Mar. ď˜şď™ . ď™ ď˜˝ď˜˝ La Paz Rd., ď˜˝ď˜žď˜˝-ď˜žď›œď˜žď˜ş. Wildling Museum – Hawai‘i’s Endangered Birds by Marian Berger, through Mar. ď›œď˜ż; On

Atkinson Gallery – Ann Diener, through Feb. ď˜şď™€. ď˜żď˜şď›œ Cli Dr., Rm. ď˜şď˜šď˜ş, ď™ ď˜žď˜˝-ď˜šď˜˝ď™€ď›œ xď˜ťď˜źď™€ď˜ź. Artamo Gallery – Monthly shows featuring new works by gallery artists. ď›œď›œ W. Anapamu St., ď˜˝ď˜žď™€-ď›œď˜źď˜šď˜š. C Gallery – Connie Rohde-StanchďŹ eld: BREAK-OUT, through Feb. ď˜şď˜ž. ď˜źď˜žď˜ž Bell St., Los Alamos, ď˜ťď˜źď˜ź-ď˜ťď™€ď˜šď˜ż. Cancer Ctr. of S.B. – Art Heals, a permanent exhibit. ď˜˝ď˜źď˜š Pueblo St., ď™€ď™ ď™€-ď˜şď˜şď˜šď˜ź. Cypress Gallery: Lompoc Valley Art Association – Mikki Allhart: Every Work of Art Tells Its Own Story, through Feb. ď˜şď˜ť. ď›œď›œď™ E. Cypress Ave., Lompoc, ď˜żď˜ťď˜ż-ď›œď›œď˜şď™ . Divine Inspiration Gallery of Fine Art – Mike Rider: Tales from Three Cities, through Apr. ď˜şď˜˝. ď›œď˜˝ď˜şď™€ State St., ď˜˝ď˜żď˜š-ď˜şď˜źď˜źď˜ž. galerieď›œď˜šď˜ş – Masha Keating, Molly Smith: Nature vs. Nurture, through Feb. ď˜şď˜ť. ď›œď˜šď˜ş W. Matilija St., Ojai, ď˜žď˜źď˜š-ď˜šď›œď˜˝ď›œ. Gallery Los Olivos – Christopher Brown, through Mar. ď˜˝. ď˜şď™ ď˜şď˜š Grand Ave., Los Olivos, ď˜žď™€ď™€-ď˜żď˜˝ď›œď˜ż. Grossman Gallery – Bob Hamilton and Leslie Sevier, through Feb. ď˜şď™€. Lompoc Public Library, ď˜˝ď˜šď›œ E. North Ave., Lompoc, ď™€ď˜żď˜˝-ď™€ď˜żď™€ď˜ż. Hospice of S.B. – Tana Sommer: Color Haven, through Apr. ď˜ťď˜š; Permanent installations by painter Mary Heebner. ď˜şď˜šď˜˝ď˜š Alameda Padre Serra, Ste. ď›œď˜šď˜š, ď˜˝ď˜žď˜ť-ď™€ď™€ď˜şď˜š. Jane Deering Gallery – The Land Has Many Parts, through Feb. ď›œď˜˝; Georey Bayliss: The Linocut Prints, Feb. ď›œď™€ - Mar. ď›œ. ď›œď˜şď™€ E. Canon Perdido St., ď™ ď˜žď˜ž-ď˜ťď˜ťď˜ťď˜ź. Los Olivos CafĂŠ – Pamela Zwehl-Burke: Beyond the Surface, through Mar. ď˜ť. ď˜şď™€ď˜żď˜š Grand Ave., Los Olivos, ď˜žď™€ď™€-ď˜żď˜şď˜žď˜˝. Marcia Burtt Studio – Ian Roberts, Marilee Krause, through Mar. ď™ . ď˜˝ď›œď˜ż Laguna St., ď™ ď˜žď˜ş-ď˜˝ď˜˝ď™€ď™€. The Pickle Room – Jimmy’s in Chinatown, through Mar. ď›œď˜˝. ď›œď˜şď˜ž E. Canon Perdido St., ď™ ď˜žď˜˝-ď›œď˜šď›œď˜˝. S.B. Tennis Club – Mark Robert Halper: Between Seer and Seen: Art + Love Feb. ď›œď˜ź - Mar. ď˜ż. ď˜şď˜ťď˜żď˜˝ Foothill Rd., ď˜žď™€ď˜ş-ď˜źď˜żď˜şď˜ş. Seven Bar & Kitchen – Kinetic Aesthetic: Paintings by Stuart Carey, through Feb. ď˜şď™€. ď˜şď˜şď˜ź Helena Ave., ď˜žď˜ťď˜ž-ď˜šď™ ď›œď˜ť. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club – Madeline Garrett: Lost & Found, through Mar. ď˜şď˜ż. ď›œď˜şď˜şď›œ State St., ď™ ď˜žď˜ş-ď˜żď˜żď˜żď˜ž. Sullivan Goss, An American Gallery – In Defense of Beauty: Leon Dabo’s Floral Oils, through Apr. ď˜şď˜ż; The Winter Salon: 2014, through May ď˜ź; Santa Barbara Old School, through Mar. ď˜ťď˜š. ď˜ż E. Anapamu St., ď˜żď˜ťď˜š-ď›œď˜źď˜žď˜š. wall space gallery – Internal Ballistics: Photography of Deborah Bay & Sabine Pearlman, through Mar. ď˜ťď˜š. ď›œď›œď˜ž E. Yanonali St., C-ď›œ, ď˜žď˜ťď˜ż-ď˜ťď™€ď™ ď™€. Zookers CafĂŠ – Photography of Ted Rhodes, through Feb. ď›œď˜ž. ď˜˝ď˜źď˜šď˜ź Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria, ď˜žď™€ď˜ź-ď™€ď™€ď™ ď˜ť.

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FEB. 13 – 20 LIVE MUSIC CLASSICAL Granada Theatre –  State St., -. SAT: Hélène Grimaud: Salute to Love (pm) SUN: Hélène Grimaud: Salute to Love (pm) MON: Bahia Youth Symphony Orchestra (pm) Hahn Hall – Music Academy of the West,  Fairway Rd., -. THU: UCSB Arts & Lectures Presents: Calder Quartet (pm)

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, -. FRI: Johnny Mathis, with Gary Mule Deer (pm) THU: Clint Black (pm) Cold Spring Tavern –  Stagecoach Rd., -. FRI: The Nombres (-pm) SAT: Dan Grimm (-pm); Danny Briere with James Connolly and Justin Flint (-pm) SUN: Tom Ball and Kenny Sultan (:-pm); Dusty Jugz (:-: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., -. FRI: Live Music (pm) SAT: The Caverns (-pm) TUE: Game Night (pm) Hoffmann Brat Haus –  State St., -. THU: Live Music Thursdays (pm) Indochine –  State St., -. TUE: Indie Night (pm) WED: Karaoke (:pm) The James Joyce –  State St., -. THU: Alastair Greene Band (pm) FRI: Kinsella Brothers Band (pm) SAT: Ulysses Jasz Band (:-:pm) SUN, MON: Karaoke (pm) TUE: Ben Markham and Brian Cole WED: Open Mike Night Lobero Theatre –  E. Canon Perdido St., -. SAT: An Evening at the Lobero with Jim Messina and Richie Furay (pm) SUN: An Entire Evening of Jackshit + Special Guests (pm) TUE: Jack DeJohnette, Joe Lovano, Esperanza Spalding, Leo Genovese (pm) Marquee –  State St., -. THU: Live Jazz Night (pm) Moby Dick Restaurant –  Stearns Wharf, -. WED-SAT: Derroy (pm) SUN: Derroy (am) Monty’s –  Hollister Ave., Goleta, -. THU: Karaoke Night (pm) Muddy Waters Café –  E. Haley St., -. SAT: For the Love of House! (pm) Ojai Valley Woman’s Club –  E Ojai Ave., -. FRI: The Tannahill Weavers (pm) O’Malleys and the Study Hall –  State St., -. THU: College Night with DJ Gavin Old Town Tavern –  Orange Ave., Goleta, -. FRI, SAT, WED: Karaoke Night (:pm)

Palapa Restaurant –  State St., -. FRI: Live Mariachi Music (:pm) Reds Tapas & Wine Bar –  Helena Ave., -. THU: Music Thursday (pm) Roundin’ Third –  Calle Real, -. THU, TUE: Locals Night (pm) S.B. Maritime Museum –  Harbor Wy., #, -. SAT: Ukulele music and singing (-:pm) SOhO Restaurant & Music Club –  State St., -. THU: ALO (Animal Liberation Orchestra) Tour D’amour Valentine’s Day Show (pm) FRI: Shawn Thies Quintet Valentine Show (:-:pm); Musititlan Presents: Live Salsa w/La Tribu (pm) SAT: New Politics, Sleeper Agent, Magic Man (:pm) SUN: Jeremy Spencer, Evie Sands (pm) MON: Jeff Elliott CD Release Party (:pm) TUE: Michael McGeehee, John Brandoli, Grover Anderson (:pm) WED: Xiu Xiu (pm) THU: Valarie Mulberry CD Release Afterparty with Mystic Spectrum (:pm) Standing Sun Winery –  Second St., Unit D, Buellton, -. SAT: Matt Ellis (-pm) SUN: Kathleen Sieck, with John Ormond and Bear Erickson (-pm); Statemynt –  State St., -. THU: DJ Akorn WED: Blues Night (pm) Tiburon Tavern –  State St., -. FRI: Karaoke Night (:pm) Velvet Jones –  State St., -. THU: Mr. Carmack (pm) FRI: J Dolla and Commission Presents The Turn Up-Valentine’s Day Edition (pm) SUN: Flatliners, Versus the World, French Exit, Heart to Heart (pm) WED: T Mills (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)

The Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Foundation Endowed Symposia in Jewish Studies at UCSB

E. Randol Schoenberg The Recovery of Nazi-Looted Art: The Bloch-Bauer Klimt Paintings Thursday, February 20 / 8:00 p.m. / Free UCSB Lotte Lehmann Hall

The recent disclosure of more than 1,400 artworks found hidden in the Munich apartment of Cornelius Gurlitt has generated renewed interest in the subject of Nazi-looted art. The upcoming release of The Monuments Men, a film about the World War II platoon tasked by the Allies with preserving cultural treasures confiscated by the Nazis, promises to bring this relatively little-known subject to the attention of a worldwide audience. Against this backdrop, Los Angeles attorney E. Randol Schoenberg will present an illustrated talk focusing upon five paintings by Gustav Klimt that were stolen by the Nazis from the Viennese family of Ferdinand Bloch-Bauer in 1938. As a result of a landmark case that Schoenberg argued before the U.S. Supreme Court, the Klimt paintings—valued at over $325 million—were returned by Austria to their rightful heir in 2006.

Theater Arlington Theatre –  State St., -. THU: Gloria Steinem (pm) SUN: Bill Cosby (pm) Ayni Gallery – ART by Yasmina Reza.  State St., -. FRI: pm SAT: pm Biko Garage – An Evening of Spoken Word.  Sueno Rd., Isla Vista, sbdiy.org. THU /: :pm Campbell Hall – The Second City.  Mesa Rd., UCSB, -. WED: pm Lobero Theatre – Paul Reiser.  E. Canon Perdido St., -. FRI: :pm The New Victoria Theatre – Good People.  W. Victoria St., -. THU, FRI: pm SAT: pm, pm SUN: pm WED, THU: pm Ojai Ctr. for the Arts – Twelfth Night.  S. Montgomery St., Ojai, -. FRI, SAT: pm SUN: pm Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio – The Truly Remarkable Puss N Boots.  E. Matilija St., Ojai, -. FRI: pm SAT: am, pm SUN: pm Rubicon Theatre – Noises Off.  E. Main St., Ventura, -. THU, FRI: pm SAT: pm, pm SUN: pm, pm WED: pm, pm

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Triumph of the Blockheads The Lego Movie. Will Arnett, Elizabeth Banks, and Craig Berry star in an animated film written and directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Reviewed by D.J. Palladino

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f Wreck-It Ralph signified the movie industry finally settling up with its biggest competitor, the more lucrative world of video games, then this is an even more ironic reconciling of debts: a film that attempts to steal money back from the toy industry. Since the 1960s, films BRIC-A-BRAC: Populated by mini pop-culture figures, have merchandised themselves with plastic The Lego Movie features the voices of everyone from objects. The idea was that kids could carry the Will Ferrell and Jonah Hill to Morgan Freeman and Liam movie world into their own imaginative play, Neeson. be it through mini James Bond Aston Martins or little Chewbacca figurines. What’s hilarious and subversive about this film, though, is that it yanks self-deprecating satire. In complicated ways, the movie the imaginative world of a popular (and expensive) toy takes apart the cliché about heroes being both normal and around with the power of cinema, turning private child’s special, and all of it dissolves into a funny musical number play into a shared dream in a dark theater. It’s satiric, sure, called “Everything Is Awesome.” But it’s best not to know but everybody’s making money off of it at the same time. too much plot. Trust me. The nature of Lego is the creation It stands to be mentioned that The Lego Movie works of lands, environments, and worlds, and the true strength hard to stay as subversively funny as critics claim. There’s of this wacky movie is the way it keeps breaking walls tons of fun in gently ribbing pop-culture figures like and entering new dimensions. Suffice it to say, this is one Batman, Superman, and in the movie’s best animated of those rare films in which every aspect of the medium moment, a visit from the Millennium Falcon. The plot, — computer 3-d animation that seems to be made of which pits Emmet, an everyman construction Lego, plastic bits — seems perfectly suited to the messages being against a super-villain named Lord Business (oh, the delivered. Maybe it’s not quite as moving as Wreck-It Ralph, ironies are endless), expands into another kind of gently but almost everything else about it is awesome. ■

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Art for War’s Sake The Monuments Men. George Clooney, Matt Damon, and John Goodman star in a film written by Grant Heslov and Clooney, based on the book by Robert M. Edsel and Bret Witter, and directed by Clooney. Reviewed by Josef Woodard

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ith George Clooney’s well-intenART OF WAR: Bill Murray and Bob Balaban play aging tioned but weirdly lifeless The scholars recruited to recover art stolen by the Nazis in The Monuments Men, almost more Monuments Men. interesting than the film itself is the larger WWII story it taps into: a tale that’s still unfolding and commanding headlines seven decades advise about precious buildings worthy of eluding the after Hitler’s demise. At issue is the subject of a particular Allied bombers’ crosshairs. On the upside, Clooney’s film is a rare case of a relatively brand of “spoils of war,” looted art from around Europe, and on a massive and meticulous scale. Hitler was a frus- violence-free entry in the war/antiwar film genre, which trated artist as a young man in Vienna, of course, and it is champions the notion that wars are short, with luck, but suggested that that helped fuel his sadistic grand plan for culture is long and deep, worth treasuring. We follow the world domination. (Beware the dangerous potential of the story from the assembling of the motley, heady crew — frustrated artist.) He commissioned the wide-scale collect- including Matt Damon (why is it so hard to think of him ing — a k a stealing — of art masterpieces from occupied as an art scholar?), John Goodman, and Bill Murray — to countries, with a vision of culling them into a massive brave the still-smoldering end-of-war zone in search of “Führermuseum” in his birth town of Linz, Austria. art, which they find in mines and other hiding places. Cate While much of the Nazi-heisted art has been recovered, Blanchett pulls a Cate Blanchett, another chameleonic feat many pieces are still missing, and discoveries periodically in which she beautifully inhabits the role of a bespectacled make the news, as happened most recently in late Decem- French art-world heroine and closet freedom fighter. Even so, not much in the way of acting is required in this ber, via a stash of valuable art found in a Munich apartment. As director, cowriter, and star, Clooney fleshes out sentimental and fairly inert film, and not much is offered. the plot at the historical source by highlighting the true Think of The Monuments Men as an enjoyable-enough, story of the officially sanctioned “Monuments Men,” a Hollywood star-studded history lesson: another case of group of art scholars sent to Europe during the last phase Clooney’s interest in bringing unseen chapters of history ■ of the war to protect and recover the lofty artistic loot and to the mass public forum of the movie house.

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UNDYING LOVE: Colin Farrell plays a reincarnated burglar attempting to bring back the love of his previous life (Jessica Brown Findlay) in Winter’s Tale.

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Edited by Aly Comingore The following films are playing in Santa Barbara FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, THROUGH THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20. 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.

FIRST LOOKS

Winter’s Tale (118 mins.; PG-13: violence, some sensuality)

✯ The Lego Movie

(100 mins.; PG: mild

action, rude humor)

Reviewed on page 71. Fairview (2-D and 3-D)/ Fiesta 5 (2-D and 3-D)

The Monuments Men (118 mins.; PG-13: some images of war violence, historical smoking) Reviewed on page 71. Camino Real/ Paseo Nuevo

PREMIERES 3 Days to Kill

(113 mins.; PG-13: intense sequences of violence and action, some sensuality, language)

A terminally ill Secret Service Agent (Kevin Costner) is offered an experimental drug that could save his life in exchange for working one final assignment. Camino Real/Paseo Nuevo

A burglar (Colin Farrell) falls in love with an heiress (Jessica Brown Findlay) as she dies in his arms. Then he learns he has the power of reincarnation and sets out to bring her back. Camino Real/Paseo Nuevo

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

A 21-year-old man (Domhnall Gleeson) discovers he can time-travel and decides he can make his world better by turning back the clock and getting a girlfriend (Rachel McAdams). Fri., Feb. 14, 7 and 10pm, Isla Vista Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte

The Invisible War (93 mins.; NR) Kirby Dick’s documentary investigates the epidemic of rape within the U.S. military. Fri., Feb. 14, 3pm, Karpeles Manuscript Library, 21 W. Anapamu St.

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About Last Night (100 mins.; R: sexual content, language, brief drug use)

Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man

Two new couples journey from the world of one-night stands to two real-life relationships. Fairview/Fiesta 5

(105 mins.; PG-13: some sex-related material)

Endless Love (103 mins.; PG-13: sexual content. Brief partial nudity, some language, teen partying)

Sat., Feb. 15, 7pm, Yoga Soup, 28 Parker Wy.

An upper-class girl and a charming young boy are drawn together. As their parents try to keep them apart, their lust continues to intensify. Camino Real/Fiesta 5 Pompeii (105 mins.; PG-13: intense battle

Lian Lunson writes and directs this documentary about the legendary singer/songwriter and the artists he’s influenced. Oscar Nominated Shorts (Length unknown; NR)

The five Academy Award–nominated animated short films will screen in succession. Nominees include Feral, Get a Horse!, Mr. Hublot, Possessions, and Room on the Broom. Wed., Feb. 19, 7:30pm,

sequences, disaster-related action, brief sexual content)

A slaved-turned-gladiator races against the clock to save his love and his city before Mount Vesuvius erupts and kills them all. Camino Real (Starts Thu., Feb. 20) RoboCop (108 mins.; PG-13: intense sequences of action including frenetic gun violence throughout, brief strong language, sensuality, some drug material)

In 2028 Detroit, when a young cop and family man is critically wounded on the job, a conglomerate sees it as an opportunity to create a man-robot, police-officer hybrid. Camino Real/Metro 4 72

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Plaza de Oro

Wadjda (98 mins.; PG: thematic elements, brief mild language, smoking)

A young Saudi girl enters her school’s Qur’an recitation competition as a way to raise money for a green bicycle she’s set her sights on. Sun., Feb. 16, 4:30pm, Ojai Playhouse, 145 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai

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


THE FINAL COUNTDOWN: Kevin Costner stars in the title-says-it-all 3 Days to Kill. 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) Arlington

✯ 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) Plaza de Oro

✯ 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)

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

ish from the outset, akin to an embossed paperback romance novel, but with actors who should know better than to sign on. (JW) Arlington

✯ 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) Fairview/Metro 4

✯ 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. Paseo Nuevo 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) Fiesta 5 That Awkward Moment (94 mins.; R: sexual content, language throughout)

✯ 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) Riviera (Starts Mon., Feb. 17)

✯ 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) Metro 4

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

A single mom (Kate Winslet) and her son pick up a hitchhiker (Josh Brolin) who they later learn is a convict on the run. Labor Day feels labored and mawk-

Three best friends find themselves at the same inevitable turning point in their respective romantic relationships. The “awkward” of the title really refers to the writers, producers, and directors who tried to patch together a boyish romp within a wedding-bell-blues story about unlikable characters. (DJP) Metro 4 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 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) Metro 4 february 13, 2014

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CANCER

(Mar. 21 - Apr. 19): In her TED talk, science writer Mary Roach made it clear that human beings don’t need genital stimulation to experience orgasms. She spoke of a woman who routinely reaches ecstatic climax by having her eyebrows caressed, and another woman who reaches the big O simply by brushing her teeth. Then there’s the woman who can simply think herself into coming, no physical touch necessary. I can’t guarantee that a similar aptitude will suddenly turn on in you, Aries, but the coming days could bring you as close as you have ever been. Right now you’re a connoisseur of deep pleasure — a blessed bliss master.

(June 21 - July 22): Here’s what I wish for you during the Valentine season: to be happily in love with an intimate partner who loves you back. If that’s not feasible, here’s what I hope: that you are learning provocative lessons about yourself through your growth-inducing relationship with a close ally. And if you’re not blessed with either of those experiences, here’s a third alternative: that you cherish your fathomless longing for its own sake, feeling wonder and reverence for its wild power even if it’s unfulfilled.

TAURUS (Apr. 20 - May 20): “The fact that someone else loves you doesn’t rescue you from the project of loving yourself,” writes blogger Sahaj Kohli. Nothing else rescues you from that quest, either, I would add. Sooner or later, whether it’s now or 20 years in the future, you will have to master this fine art. It’s not enough to merely feel affection for yourself, not enough to seek pleasure and avoid pain. You’ve got to make extensive investigations to discover what it means to love yourself; you have to develop rigorous plans for how to accomplish it; and you must fire up a deep commitment as you actually carry out those plans. By the way, the coming weeks will be an excellent time to work on mastering this fine art.

GEMINI (May 21 - June 20): “Drunk with my madness, I shouted at him furiously, ‘Make life beautiful! Make life beautiful!’” So says a character in a prose poem by Charles Baudelaire. And now, even though I am neither drunk nor furious nor consumed with madness, I am whispering the same command to you. I hope you will respond by embarking on a heroic effort to make life beautiful everywhere you go. The astrological omens suggest that if you do, you will be inundated with practical blessings that are as valuable as money. This will also be an excellent way to drum up the kind of love you crave.

LEO (July 23 - Aug. 22): Making eye contact is essential for building potent links with people you care about. It bypasses rational thought, stimulating chemical reactions in your bodies that enhance empathy and intimacy. In practicing the art of love, it’s one of the most potent moves you can make. This Valentine season would be an excellent time for you Leos to explore the frontiers of what’s possible through prolonged eye contact. Start here: Cultivate a sincere desire to know what’s simmering inside the souls of your dearest allies. With that as your driving force, your gaze won’t be clouded by shyness or self-consciousness.

VIRGO (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22): “I prefer an ecstatic orgasm to a lot of angst,” says Filipino artist David Medalla. I hope you consider making that your battle cry during this Valentine season. It would be in rapt harmony with the current cosmic omens. There really is no need for you to get sidelined by anxiety or distracted by stress when the natural remedy is so easily available. In every way you can imagine, Virgo, fight off sourness and dourness by engaging in acts of joy and pleasure.

LIBRA (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22): In her poem “Implications of One Plus One,” Marge Piercy marvels at the way she and her long-term partner keep finding new nuances in their lovemaking. “Ten years of fitting our bodies together /

and still they sing wild songs in new keys,” she writes. What’s their secret? It’s “timing, chemistry, magic and will and luck.” What I wish for you this Valentine season, Libra, is that you will have access to all five of those ingredients as you reinvigorate your relationship to love. More importantly — based on the current cosmic omens — I predict you will have access to them.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21): Jesuit priest Pedro Arrupe touted the practical value of being totally in love. “What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination, will affect everything,” he said. “It will decide what will get you out of bed in the mornings, how you spend your weekends, what you read, who you know, and what amazes you with joy and gratitude.” Are you in love, Scorpio? With either a person, a beloved animal, a certain patch of land, your creative work, or life itself? If not, there’s no excuse! Astrologically speaking, it’s an excellent time for you to be stupendously in love with someone or something — anything! If you are already in this state, trust your intuition to make it even smarter and finer.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21): Borrowing the words of Rumi (translated by Coleman Barks), I’ve prepared a love note for you to use as your own. Give it to a person whose destiny needs to be woven more closely together with yours: “You are the sky my spirit circles in, the love inside love, the resurrection-place.” Would you like even more inspirational words to deliver to your chosen one? I hope so. Be greedy for lyrical bonding. Lust for springy intimacy. Feed your churning yearning. Try saying this, lifted from the book The Last Unicorn: “We are two sides of the same magic.” And be sure to say this, paraphrased from Buddhist teacher Thích Nhâ´t Hanh: “I love you in a way ˙ ” that will always make you feel free.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19): “People think a soul mate is your perfect fit,” says author Elizabeth Gilbert.“But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything

Go to RealAstrology.com to check out Rob Brezsny’s EXPANDED WEEKLY AUDIO HOROSCOPES and DAILY TEXT MESSAGE HOROSCOPES. The audio horoscopes are also available by phone at --- or ---.

that is holding you back … They tear down your walls and smack you awake . . . shake you up, tear apart your ego a little bit, show you your obstacles and addictions, break your heart open so new light can get in, make you … transform your life.” Does that sound like the kind of person you want in your life, Capricorn? Or do you prefer someone who likes what you like, appreciates you just as you are, and makes your life more secure and comfortable? This Valentine season is a good time to make or renew your commitment to one choice or the other. Whatever you decide, you’re likely to experience it on a richer, deeper level during the next 12 months.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18): Do you feel oppressed by Valentine’s Day? Maybe you’re single and reject the cultural bias that says being in an intimate relationship is the healthy norm. Or maybe you’re part of a couple but are allergic to the cartoonish caricatures of romance that bombard you during the Valentine marketing assault. If you’d rather consecrate love and intimacy in your own unique way, untainted by the stereotypes flying around, I invite you to rebel. Make this the year you overthrow the old ways and start a new tradition: Valentine’s Day .. Mock sappy, sentimental expressions of romance even as you carry out futuristic experiments in radically slaphappy love.

PISCES (Feb. 19 - Mar. 20): “I have come to be fascinated with the messiness of desire,” writes novelist Ashley Warlick, “with the ways people fit themselves together, take themselves apart for each other, for want of each other, for want of some parts of each other.” Your assignment, Pisces, is to celebrate the messiness of desire — to not just grudgingly accept it as an inconvenience you’ve got to tolerate, but rather to marvel at it, be amused by it, and appreciate it for all the lessons it provides. Your motto this Valentine season could be, “I bless the messy largesse of my longing.”

Homework: Write yourself a nice long love letter. Send a copy to me if you like: FreeWillAstrology.com.

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OPAL RESTAURANT & Bar 1325 State St. 966‑9676 $$.Open M‑S 11:30a & 7 nights 5p. V MC AE Local’s Favorite, Eclectic California Cuisine fuses creative influences from around the world with American Regional touches: Chile‑Crusted Filet Mignon to Pan‑ Seared Fresh Fish & Seafood, Homemade Pastas, Gourmet Pizzas, Fresh baked Breads, Deliciously Imaginative Salads & Homemade Desserts. OPAL radiates a friendly, warm atmosphere graced by our fun efficient Service, Full bar, Martinis, Wine Spectator award‑winning wine list, private room. Lunches are afford‑ able and equally delicious.

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

PIERRE LAFOND Wine Bistro 516 State Street 962‑1455 $$ Open Every Day M‑F 11a‑9p Sat/ Sun 9a‑ 10p Brunch Sat/Sun 9a‑3p Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. A local favorite since 1993. California cui‑ sine showcasing the best local prod‑ ucts. Steamed Mussels, Flatbreads, Grilled Duck Breast, Vegetarian dishes, Sherry Wine cake, Wines from around the world. Happy Hour Mon‑Sat 4:30‑6:30. Sidewalk patio. www.pierrelafond.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

PETIT VALENTIEN, 1114 STATE ST. #14, 805‑966‑0222. Open M‑F 11:30‑ 3pm (lunch). M‑Sat 5pm‑Close (din‑ ner). Sun $24 four course prefix dinner. In La Arcada Plaza, Chef Robert Dixon presents classic French comfort food at affordable cost in this cozy gem of a restaurant. Petit Valentien offers a wide array of meat and seafood entrees along with extensive small plates and a wine list specializing in amazing quality at arguably the best price in town. A warm romantic atmo‑ sphere makes the perfect date spot. Comfortable locale for dinner parties, or even just a relaxing glass of wine. Reservations are recommended. RENAUD’S PATISSERIE & Bistro, 3315 State St. in Loreto Plaza, 569‑2400 & 1324 State St. Ste N 892‑2800 $$ M ‑ Sat 7‑ 5, Sun 7‑3 & M‑Sun 7‑ 3 Wide selection of wholesome French pastries. Breakfast & lunch menu is composed of egg dishes, sandwiches & salads representing Renaud’s favor‑ ites. Our Brewed coffees & teas are proudly 100% Organic.

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Think lunch. Think Palazzio. LUNCH “QUARTER ORDERS” Still the best deal in town! (Available M-F)

1026 State Street 805-564-1985 www.palazzio.com

FLAVOR OF INDIA 3026 State 682‑ 6561 $$ www.flavorofindiasb.com VOTED BEST 17yrs. Finest, most authentic Indian cuisine is affordable too! All You Can Eat Lunch Buffet $8.95 M‑S dinner combos $9.95+ Specials: Tandoori‑ Mixed or Fish, Chicken Tikka Masala, Shrimp Bhuna. Also: meat, curries & vegetarian.Wine & Beer. Take out. 20yrs of Excellence! INDIA CLUB/SPICE 5701 Calle Real. 805‑967‑7171. Moved from State Street, brand new location! Authentic Indian Cuisine. Zagat Rated since 2006. A family owned restaurant from London, lunch buffet $9.95 7 days a week, w/ special Dosa menu on Sat. & Sun. Beer & Wine. Open 7 days a week. INDIA HOUSE, 418 State St. Next to 99 Cent Store 805.962.5070. 7 days 11:30a‑ 3:30p ALL YOU CAN EAT Lunch Buffet $8.95. Dinner 5p‑9p. Tandori & North Indian Muglai spe‑ cialties. World Class Indian Chefs at your service! Traditional floor seating. Indian & Draft Beers, Local Wines. www.indiahouseusa.com

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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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

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

Italian

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

Natural

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

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KYOTO, 3232 State St, 687-1252.$$. Open 7days M-F 11:30a-2p; Sat Noon2:30p 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

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.

NATURAL CAFE, 508 State St., 5 blocks from beach. 962-9494 Goleta5892 Hollister 692-2363. 361 Hitchcock Way 563-1163 $. Open for lunch & dinner 7 days. A local favorite for dinner. Voted “Best Lunch in Santa Barbara” “Best Health Food Restaurant” “Best Veggie Burger” “Best Sidewalk Cafe Patio” “Best Fish Taco” all in the Independent Reader’s Poll. Daily Specials, Char-Broiled Chicken, Fresh Fish, Homemade Soups, Hearty Salads, Healthy Sandwiches, Juice Bar, Microbrews, Local Wines, and the Best Patio on State St. 9 locations serving the Central Coast. www.thenaturalcafe.com SOJOURNER CAFÉ, 134 E. Canon Perdido 965-7922. Open 11-11 Th-Sat; 11a-10:30p Sun-Wed. SB’s natural foods landmark since 1978 Daily soups & chef’s specials, hearty stews, fresh local fish, organic chicken dishes,salads & sandwiches & award winning dessert . Espresso bar, beer, wine, smoothies, shakes & fresh juices sojournercafe.com

Steak HOLDREN’S 512 State St. 965-3363 Lunch & Dinner Daily. Featuring $20 Prime Rib Wednesdays- USDA 12 oz Prime MidWestern corn-fed beef charbroiled over mesquite; or try from our selections of the freshest seafood. We offer extensive wine & martini lists & look forward to making your dining experience superb! Reservations avail. RODNEY’S Grill, 633 East Cabrillo Boulevard at The Fess Parker – A Doubletree by Hilton Resort 805-5644333. Serving 5pm – 10pm Tuesday through Saturday. Rodney’s Grill Menu is Fresh and New. Featuring all natural hormone-free beef and fresh seafood, appetizers, and incredible desserts. The place to enjoy dinner with family and friends by the beach. Private Dining Room for 30. Full cocktail bar with specialty cocktails. Wine cellar with Santa Barbara County & California best vintages by-the-glass www.rodneyssteakhouse.com

Thai YOUR PLACE Restaurant, 22 N. Milpas St., 966-5151, 965-9397. $$. Open Mon 4-9:45pm Tues-Thurs & Sun 11:30a-9:45p, Fri/Sat 11:30a-10:30p. V MC AE. Your Place - The One & Only. Voted “BEST THAI FOOD” for 26 years by Independent and The Weekly readers, making us a Living Legend! Lunch & dinner specials daily. Fresh seafood & tasty vegetarian dishes. Santa Barbara Restaurant Guide selected us as the Best Thai Restaurant for exceptional dining reflected by food quality, service & ambiance.

WINE GUIDE Beer of the Week AleSmith Brewing Company My Bloody Valentine Ale Part of the pioneering mid-1990s wave of San Diego brewing history that also includes the development of Stone and Pizza Port, AleSmith likes to get weird with creative seasonal releases, and this one, perfectly timed for this week’s love holiday, is really just a tweak on Halloween’s Evil Dead Red Ale. (Hence the 6.66% alcohol.) The beer is about as red as beer gets, and features a sweet maltiness (which makes it pleasurably slurpable) with enough flowery hops to keep it intriguing, but not so much that only hopheads will enjoy. Though you can share it with your significant other, it’s proudly positioned to be your date all by itself. Available at Bin 2860 in Los Olivos. See bin2860.com and alesmith.com.

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Wine Country Tours

Wine Shop/Bar

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

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

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

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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

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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 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 NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: LYNN JOAN HOUSON NO: 1439989 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of LYNN JOAN HOUSON A PETITION FOR PROBATE: has been filed by: RAUL GONZALEZ in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that RAUL GONZALEZ be appointed as personal representatives to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’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.

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A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: on 03/20/2014 AT 9:00 a.m. Dept: Five SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, located at 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. 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 form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: James F. Cote , #088161; 319 East Carrillo Street, Suite 107, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; (805) 966‑1204. Published Feb 13, 20, 27 2014. NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: JOSEPHINE P. COSTANTINI NO: 1439906 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of JOSEPHINE P. COSTANTINI A PETITION FOR PROBATE: has been filed by: MARK E. ZANELLA in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that MARK E. ZANELLA be appointed as personal representatives to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’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 03/13/2014 AT 9:00 a.m. Dept: Five SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, located at 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. 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 form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Jeffrey B. Soderborg, #264666; Barnes & Barnes 1900 State Street, Suite M Santa Barbara, CA 93101; (805) 805‑687‑ 6660. Published Feb 13, 20, 27 2014.

fBn aBanDonment 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. 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. STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following Fictitious Business Name is being abandoned: Fit Body Boot Camp Santa Barbara at 4175 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93110 The original statement for use of this Fictitious Business Name was filed May 8, 2013 in the County of Santa Barbara. Original file no. 2013‑ 0001550. The person(s) or entities abandoning use of this name are as follows: Marianna Sarkisova 748 Cieneguitas Road #A, Santa Barbara, CA 93110 This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 3, 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 Gabriel Cabello. Published. Feb 13, 20, 27. Mar 6 2014. STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following Fictitious Business Name is being abandoned: Sugar Babe Boudoir Photography at 416 East Valerio Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. The original statement for use of this Fictitious Business Name was filed March 29, 2012. in the County of Santa Barbara. Original file no. 2012‑0000970. The person(s) or entities abandoning use of this name are as follows: Welmoet Glover (same address). This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 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 Adela Bustos. Published. Feb 13, 20, 27. Mar 6 2014. STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following Fictitious Business Name is being abandoned: Santa Barbara Bodyworks at 113 West Mission Street, Suite C‑F, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 The original statement for use of this Fictitious Business Name was filed Dec 30, 2013. in the County of Santa Barbara. Original file no. 2013‑0003815. The person(s) or entities abandoning use of this name are as follows: DiAngelis Wellness Institute, LLC at 113 West Mission Street, Suite C‑F, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 22, 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 13, 20, 27. Mar 6 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.

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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: 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: 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: 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: Garment Print Creations, Mobile Print Creations, Personalized Print Creations at 25 West Cota Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Ofelia Szell and Tamas Szell 478 Mills APT A Goleta, CA 93117 This business is conducted by a Married Couple Signed: Ofelia Szell This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 14, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Adela Bustos. FBN Number: 2014‑ 0000101. Published: Jan 23, 30. Feb 6, 13 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Curbside Performance, Harley Housecalls at 25 West Cota Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Tamas A Szell 478 Mills APT A Goleta, CA 93117 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Tamas Szell This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 14, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Adela Bustos. FBN Number: 2014‑0000100. Published: Jan 23, 30. Feb 6, 13 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Beach City Transportation at 1224 Bath Street #A Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Petros Alemayhu (Same Address). This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Petros Alemayhu This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 16, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Danielle Gomez. FBN Number: 2014‑ 0000121. Published: Jan 23, 30. Feb 6, 13 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 Lopez 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Santa Barbara Fulfillment at 22 Anacapa Street #5 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; The Sisquoc Healthcare Corporation 5000 Birch Street, Ste 3000 Newport Beach, CA 92660 This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Mark Flick This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 14, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2014‑0000098. Published: Jan 30. Feb 6, 13, 20 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Imaginal Journeys at 2291 Whitney Avenue Summerland, CA 93067; Veronica Goodchild (same address) Robert D Romanyshyn 2291 Whitney Avenue Summerland, CA 93067 This business is conducted by a Married Couple Signed: Robert D. Romanyshyn This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 23, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Danielle Gomez. FBN Number: 2014‑ 0000184. Published: Jan 30. Feb 6, 13, 20 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2013­0003832 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 CNS­2583224# SANTA BARBARA INDEPENDENT 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 Stokes­Pena 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 Oh­President 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.


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

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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: O’Reilly Auto Parts #4372 at 270 E Hwy 246, Buellton, CA 93427; O’Reilly Auto Enterprises, LLC 233 S. Patterson, Springfield, MO 65802 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: 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 Xochitl Rosas. FBN Number: 2014‑0000209. Published: Feb 13, 20, 27. Mar 6 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Shelter Architecture and Urban Design at 540 Barker Pass Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108; Michelle McToldridge (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Michelle McToldridge 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: 2014‑0000178. Published: Feb 13, 20, 27. Mar 6 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: O’Reilly Auto Parts #3693 at 436 North Milpas, Santa Barbara, CA 93103; O’Reilly Auto Enterprises, LLC 233 S. Patterson, Springfield, MO 65802 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: 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 Xochitl Rosas. FBN Number: 2014‑0000205. Published: Feb 13, 20, 27. Mar 6 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: O’Reilly Auto Parts #3662 at 4854 S. Bradley Road, Suite 102, Orcutt, CA 93455; O’Reilly Auto Enterprises, LLC 233 S. Patterson, Springfield, MO 65802 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: 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 Xochitl Rosas. FBN Number: 2014‑0000202. Published: Feb 13, 20, 27. Mar 6 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Curry Queen, Maharani Caterers, Mission Environmental Products, Phoenix Holdings, Trattoria Di Giovanni’s at 435 De La Vina Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Viranda Singh at 670 Andamar Way, Goleta, CA 93117. This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Viranda Singh This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 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 Gabriel Cabello. FBN Number: 2014‑ 0000374. Published: Feb 13, 20, 27. Mar 6 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Scheinberg Orthopedic Group at 222 W Pueblo Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Richard D Scheinberg M.D. Inc (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 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 Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2014‑0000310. Published: Feb 13, 20, 27. Mar 6 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: O’Reilly Auto Parts #2697 at 55 South La Cumbre Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105; O’Reilly Auto Enterprises, LLC 233 S. Patterson, Springfield, MO 65802 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: 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 Xochitl Rosas. FBN Number: 2014‑ 0000207. Published: Feb 13, 20, 27. Mar 6 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Noble Iron at 11351 County Drive, Suite A, Ventura, CA 93004; Noble Rents, Inc at 3411 Richmond Avenue, Suite 450, Houston, TX 77046. This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Colleen Burns 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 Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2014‑0000277. Published: Feb 13, 20, 27. Mar 6 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Santa Barbara Fit Body Boot Camp at 4175 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Fitness Impact, Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 3, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Gabriel Cabello. FBN Number: 2014‑0000321. Published: Feb 13, 20, 27. Mar 6 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: O’Reilly Auto Parts #3586 at 1790 North Broadway, Santa Maria, CA 93454; O’Reilly Auto Enterprises, LLC 233 S. Patterson, Springfield, MO 65802 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: 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 Xochitl Rosas. FBN Number: 2014‑0000208. Published: Feb 13, 20, 27. Mar 6 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Jody’s Windows and Floors at 232 Anacapa 1‑C, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Jody Hansard at 4950 La Gama Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93111 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Jody Hansard 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 Adela Bustos. FBN Number: 2014‑0000231. Published: Feb 13, 20, 27. Mar 6 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Bunny Business of Santa Barbara at 2440 Borton Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Erik Martin Pence (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Erik M. Pence This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 4, 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‑ 0000333. Published: Feb 13, 20, 27. Mar 6 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Swords of The U.S. at 2401 Calle Linares, Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Simon Alexander Rycroft (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: S. Rycroft 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 Adela Bustos. FBN Number: 2014‑0000286. Published: Feb 13, 20, 27. Mar 6 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Alto Lucero Transitional Care at 3880 Via Lucero, Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Compass Health, Inc. 200 S 13th Street, Suite 208, Grover Beach, CA 93433 This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: 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 Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2014‑0000278. Published: Feb 13, 20, 27. Mar 6 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: O’Reilly Auto Parts #3770 at 5754 Hollister Avenue, Goleta, CA 93117; O’Reilly Auto Enterprises, LLC 233 S. Patterson, Springfield, MO 65802 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: 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 Xochitl Rosas. FBN Number: 2014‑0000204. Published: Feb 13, 20, 27. Mar 6 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: O’Reilly Auto Parts #2811 at 2053‑A South Broadway, Santa Maria, CA 93454; O’Reilly Auto Enterprises, LLC 233 S. Patterson, Springfield, MO 65802 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: 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 Xochitl Rosas. FBN Number: 2014‑ 0000206. Published: Feb 13, 20, 27. Mar 6 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: O’Reilly Auto Parts #3483 at 511 West Central Avenue, Lompoc, CA 93436; O’Reilly Auto Enterprises, LLC 233 S. Patterson, Springfield, MO 65802 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: 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 Xochitl Rosas. FBN Number: 2014‑0000203. Published: Feb 13, 20, 27. Mar 6 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Magnet Towel at 4564 Via Maria, Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Theo Doussineau (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Theo Doussineau This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 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 Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2014‑0000365. Published: Feb 13, 20, 27. Mar 6 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Moet Photography at 416 East Valerio Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Welmoet Glover (same address). This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Welmoet Glover. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 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 Adela Bustos. FBN Number: 2014‑0000364. Published: Feb 13, 20, 27. Mar 6 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Cobb Senior Advisors at 1216 Valerio Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Suzette Cobb (same address). This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 10, 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‑ 0000377. Published: Feb 13, 20, 27. Mar 6 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Dog Days in SB, Dog Days Santa Barbara at 4640 Mint Lane, Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Paige Shields (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Paige B. Shields 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: 2014‑0000222. Published: Feb 13, 20, 27. Mar 6 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: STWA at 735 State Street, Suite 500, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Save The World Air, Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: 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‑ 0000226. Published: Feb 13, 20, 27. Mar 6 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Chapala Farms at 1609 Villa Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Jason Banks (same address) and Michelle Decaris (same address) This business is conducted by a General Partnership Signed: Michelle Decaris This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 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 Gabriel Cabello. FBN Number: 2014‑ 0000371. Published: Feb 13, 20, 27. Mar 6 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Best Choice Hood And Exhaust Cleaning at 5838 Hollister Avenue, Goleta, CA 93117; Humberto Jaimes 7174 Tuolumne Drive, Goleta, CA 93117 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Humberto Jaimes This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 4, 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: 2014‑0000331. Published: Feb 13, 20, 27. Mar 6 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Scheinberg Orthopedic Group at 530 East Street, Santa Maria, CA 93454; Richard D Scheinberg M.D. Inc 222 West Pueblo Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105 This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 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 Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2014‑0000311. Published: Feb 13, 20, 27. Mar 6 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.

Summons 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 of the time prescribed for the publication. James E.

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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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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

• Support Counselor

Clinical • Medical Receptionist – Peds (PISMO Clinic)

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Cardiac Cath Lab Cottage Residential Emergency Med/Surg – Float Pool NICU PICU Pulmonary, Renal SICU Surgery Telemetry Utilization Management Case Manager • Workers’ Compensation Case Manager

• Patient Care Techs (Multiple Depts) • PCT IIs – ER • Perfusionist

• RNs – Emergency, Med/Surg, ICU

• Clinical Informatics Analysts • Environmental Serv Rep

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

Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital

• Telemetry Tech

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Allied Health

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• Clinical Nurse Coord – ICU

• Unit Coordinator – NICU & Telemetry

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

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• Personal Care Attendant – Villa Riviera • Unit Care Tech – MICU

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Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital

• Food Service Rep • Instrument Tech • Integrative Therapist • Lead Cook

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

• Please apply to: www.pdllabs.com

• PBX Operator • Security Officers • Sr. Programmer Analyst

Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital • Physical Therapist • Psychologist • Rehab Services Aide – OT

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

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

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ADMINISTRATIVE AS­SISTANT

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM Has 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. Determines administrative objectives, interprets and implements 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

COLLECTION MAINTE­NANCE SUPERVISOR

DAVIDSON LIBRARY Prepares shipments for relocation to the UC’s Southern Regional Library Facility. Organizes, designs and supervises collection shifts. Oversees student employee shelf‑reading progress and accuracy. Maintains the current Newspapers and Serials section. Assists with the daily operation of the Stacks Services & Copy Services office. Reqs: Familiar with Microsoft computer applications including Excel. Notes: Fingerprinting required. Maintain a valid CA driver’s license, a clean DMV record and enrollment in the DMV Employee Pull‑Notice Program. $15.87 ‑ $17.84/ hr. For primary consideration apply by 2/19/14, thereafter open until filled. Job #20140053

COLLECTIONS SUP­PORT REPRESENTA­TIVE

LOAN COLLECTIONS SERVICES Provides customer service support for student loan portfolios and sundry debts assigned at UCSB using a computerized database provided by the University’s vendor, ACS/Xerox Education Services. May need to provide customer service support to the Student Billing Office (the BARC Office) during deadlines or other especially busy times. Reqs: Ability to use common Microsoft Office. Ability to learn and use customized,

ACS proprietary software. Ability to communicate clearly in writing and verbally either in person or on the phone. Strong customer service experience. Ability to get along with co‑workers in a very busy office environment. Note: Fingerprinting required. $16.97 ‑ $17.73/hr. Apply by 2/20/14 AA/EOE Apply online at https:­ //Jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20140059

DEVELOPMENT RE­SEARCH SPECIALIST

DEVELOPMENT OFFICE Manages and collaborates on critical donor prospecting projects that provide specialized support to a wide range of department, division, and campus constituents. Identifies new prospective donors and analyzes their potential for giving. Synthesizes and conveys results through research documents (concise profiles, briefings, memos, project summaries, etc.) on prospective donors, including individuals, foundations and corporations. Reqs: Prior experience working with databases in a Windows environment; both data entry and data management. Demonstrated experience with databases and common report writing software. Demonstrated skill in using typical software query tools. Notes: Fingerprinting required. Occasional evenings and weekends at various events. Maintain a valid CA driver’s license, a clean DMV record and enrollment in the DMV Employee Pull‑ Notice Program. $18.91 ‑ $19.86/ hr. For primary consideration apply by 2/25/14, thereafter open until filled. AA/ EOE Apply online at https://Jobs.­ucsb. edu Job #20140063

FINANCIAL ASSIS­TANT

OFFICE OF THE CHANCELLOR Prepares and processes department accounting transactions such as invoices, reimbursement and payment requests, online travel vouchers, and purchasing through the Gateway Procurement System. Performs monthly audit and reconciliation of general and payroll ledgers, and generates monthly ledger expense reports. Prepare Personnel and Payroll System (PPS) transactions for positive payroll, new hires and separations. Reqs: Excellent verbal and written communication skills. A high level of initiative and problem solving abilities, flexibility to changing priorities, and the ability to work under pressure of deadlines. Maintains strict confidence, acts professionally, and utilizes superior judgment. Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel. Note: Fingerprinting required. $19.60 ‑ $23.04/hr. For primary consideration apply by 2/20/14, thereafter open until filled. AA/EOE Apply online at https://Jobs.­ ucsb.edu Job #20140057

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 extra money in our free ever popular homemailer program, includes valuable guidebook! Start immediately! Genuine! 1‑888‑ 292‑1120 www.easywork‑fromhome.­ com (AAN CAN)

Computer/Tech iCRco, Inc. seeks Software QA Engineer & Tester / Software Engineer for their Goleta, CA office. Req MS in Computer Science Apply by fax: 310‑776‑7965 attn.:­ Xochitl Boehm HR

SOFTWARE DEVEL­OPER

STUDENT AFFAIRS INFORMATION SYSTEMS Provides 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,


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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

BIKE SHOP COORDI­NATOR

ASSOCIATED STUDENTS Coordinates the daily operations of the Associated Student Bike Shop. Responsible for organization, purchasing, expenditure control, space utilization, equipment security, and daily operations. Performs a wide variety of mechanical repairs and trains student mechanics and the public in repair work. In consultation with the Assistant Director for Business Services is responsible for developing innovative solutions to a wide range of business problems. Oversees Bike Shop inventories. Responsible for marketing of the Bike Shop. Reqs: Excellent written and oral communication skills. Understanding and background in basic

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FACILITIES MANAGEMENT Provides leadership and overall direction in the accomplishment of the department’s mission of providing maintenance, operations, human resource services and financial services for 165 instruction, research, recreational, and institutional support facilities covering over 4.2 million square feet of maintained space with 245 staff members. Annual operating maintenance budget allocation in excess of $19 million and $3.5 million Deferred Maintenance for physical plant with an overall replacement value in excess of $2.1 billion. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree. University or municipal experience and five years management experience. Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, coordinate, direct and control all aspects of physical plant activities. Demonstrated commitment to establishing and maintaining strong, cooperative working relationships with a commitment to customer service. Demonstrated focus on quality facilities and aesthetics; demonstrated ability to work with and develop a variety of skilled professional, administrative and industry personnel; strong knowledge of office administration, financial reporting, budgeting & control, and business operations. Notes: Fingerprinting required. Maintain a valid CA driver’s license, a clean DMV record and enrollment in the DMV Employee Pull‑Notice Program. $111,800 ‑ 152,200/yr. For primary consideration apply by 2/19/14, thereafter open until filled. AA/EOE Apply online at https:// Jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20140056

EARLY CARE AND ED­UCATION (ECE) TEACHER

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FEATURED PROPERTY 438 W. QUINTO STREET

FEATURED PROPERTY 6985 CAT CANYON ROAD

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UNMATCHED EXPERTISE & SERVICE Exceptional Local Experience

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• Full-time knowledgeable Realtors® • Locally owned and operated

• List homes for sale for 1.5% • Substantial Buyer Rebates

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close to it all. 3rd bedroom has its own bath and private entrance. Hardwood floors. Nice opportunity for owner occupier or investment. Steps to Cottage Hospital.

SANTA MARIA Excellent opportunity to own this well-priced, awesome 76 acre parcel with potential for, home sites, horses, and farming. Well installed and easy access to and from Cat Canyon.

$790,000 www.GTProp.com/438WestQuinto

$535,000 www.GTprop.com/6985CatCanyon

1119 ALSTON ROAD

2280 BELLA VISTA DRIVE

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PRICE FOR FINISHED HOME MONTECITO Luxurious 5BD/6BA home ready to be built. Views of the ocean & islands. (PRICE WHEN COMPLETE)

MONTECITO 46 acre ocean view

$4,800,000 GTprop.com/1119Alston

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

211 BOESEKE PARKWAY

1721 SANTA BARBARA ST.

1532 CASTILLO STREET

PENDING

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Voted the Independent’s “Best Of” 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011 1132 NIRVANA ROAD

SANTA BARBARA 3BD/2BA,

property w/ guest house & approved plans for hilltop estate. Great opp!

MULTI FAMILY

NEW LISTING SANTA BARBARA Upper East

SANTA BARBARA Panoramic-view home on cul de sac, minutes from downtown. Elegance & privacy. Must see!

SANTA BARBARA Outstanding 2 story duplex in the heart of downtown SB w/ 3 car garage. Peabody School.

MONTECITO Located in prestigious “Ennisbrook”, this 1.55 acre parcel is located across from a private 2-acre grass park

$2,195,000 GTprop.com/1132Nirvana

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

$1,550,000 GTprop.com/211Boeseke

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

$1,395,000 GTprop.com/1532Castillo

367 CHELSEA LANE

435 E. VALERIO STREET

401 ORILLA DEL MAR

361 RAVENSCROFT DRIVE

1715 THOMAS AVENUE

PENDING

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

SOLD

SANTA BARBARA Multi-family house w/3 units! 4BD/2BA main house & newer duplex with 1bd/1ba units.

PENDING

SANTA BARBARA Incredible loca-

SANTA BARBARA Duplex w/in 2

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.

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

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

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

$870,000 GTprop.com/361Ravenscroft

$779,000 GTprop.com/1715Thomas

430 DE LA VINA STREET

724 CALLE DE LOS AMIGOS

2727 MIRADERO RD. #206

1222 CARPINTERIA ST. #C

237 NORTH D STREET

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

PENDING

GOLETA The Ravenscroft Ranch Estate is 1.09 acres in a great Goleta neighborhood. Potentially split into 5 lots.

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

PENDING

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

SANTA BARBARA 3BD/2.5BA home

SANTA BARBARA 2BD/2BA home in San Roque area. Updated bathrooms, parking, close to conveniences.

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

LOMPOC Triplex on corner lot. 3/1

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

$699,000 GTprop.com/430DeLaVina

$625,000 GTprop.com/724CalleDeLosAmigos

$495,000 GTprop.com/2727Miradero206

$465,000 GTprop.com/1222CarpinteriaC

$279,000 GTprop.com/237NorthD

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

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