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Yo-Yo Ma Master Class The revered cellist Yo-Yo Ma will coach UCSB students in a special one-on-one intensive. Beloved by Santa Barbarans and the world alike, Yo-Yo Ma is the recipient of many prestigious honors, including more than 17 Grammys and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
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For this year’s wedding issue, longtime Indy arts writer Elizabeth Schwyzer decided to go all in and get married, just so she could write about it. Okay, that’s a slight exaggeration. In truth, her mind was made up last November, when UCSB professor and fellow athlete Steve Smith dropped to his knee during their warm-up for the Santa Barbara International Half Marathon. “He said, ‘Ouch!’ and at first I thought he had a rock in his shoe, but he came up with a ring,” she explained. “Then I had to get out there and race. Needless to say, I ran a personal record.” Schwyzer and Smith will marry in May; see page 39 for her account of the joys (and stresses) of wedding planning. In addition to their endurance-sports habit, the two enjoy verbal sparring, strong espresso, and quality time with their neurotic but adorable rescue cat, Luke Floorwalker.
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BACK FOR A WORD: La Casa de la Raza
cofounder and former Santa Barbara city councilmember Leo Martinez, who was elected in 1973, visited from New Mexico to express his support for district elections in the city. “My footprint is all over this place,” he said. “I owe something.”
Pondering District Elections Lawsuit Looms over Current At-Large System
BY LY Z H O F F M A N f a group of area activists have their way, the say of Santa Barbara voters could soon be divided into districts. Approximately 75 people showed up to the Louise Lowry Davis Center last Saturday afternoon, most in favor of trading in the city’s at-large election system — meaning all City Council and mayoral candidates represent the entire city and earn the votes from voters citywide — for one based on districts, with each prospective councilmember voted on from designated areas and the mayor’s seat likely remaining a citywide position. Opponents of the current method — Santa Barbara’s election-system pendulum has swung back and forth between the two approaches over its history — claimed that it discriminates against minority voters and candidates, possibly in violation of the state’s Voting Rights Act. And because an attempt in the 1990s to get voter approval for district elections failed (albeit narrowly), opponents said that the best way for them to get the system they want is to ﬁle a lawsuit against the city. “California is a Latino state,” said attorney Barry Cappello, whose law ﬁrm is in the early stages of readying for such a lawsuit and would handle it pro bono. That only a handful of Latinos have sat on the City Council dais over the years, Cappello said, is “a terrible indictment of what the system is.” But a system based on districts, he said, “could get a lot more done on the ground.” If or when the lawsuit is ﬁled — Acting City Attorney Sarah Knecht said her oﬃce has yet to receive anything — it would place Santa Barbara in the company of other Southern California cities whose recent tussles over district elections 10
have made headlines. In December, following a lawsuit ﬁled by several residents alleging violation of the Voting Rights Act, the City of Palmdale was ordered by a judge to replace its at-large system with district elections and to do so in even-numbered years to coincide with statewide and national elections. Palmdale is now the ﬁrst city in the state to have its system undergo court-ordered change as a result of the act, implemented in 2002. Anaheim and Whittier are dealing with similar challenges. “I will give everything I can to this eﬀort,” said Leo Martinez, who served one term as a councilmember in the 1970s and was one of the founders of La Casa de la Raza. He said he came back to town — he currently lives in New Mexico — to help bring the issue back to the spotlight. Speaking of Cappello, whom he dealt with when Cappello served as the city’s attorney, Martinez said, “If he goes to court, we will win.” While most of the meeting’s attendees voiced their support for change, some said district elections aren’t the only or best way to more widely represent the city’s residents. “The votes of everybody are needed to elect good people,” said activist Mickey Flacks, adding that although district elections could mean more Latinos in oﬃce, it could also mean more Republicans. Environmental consultant David Pritchett, married to Councilmember Cathy Murillo, agreed, expressing his concerns that such a system would “make a permanent minority” on the council and that district boundaries — which weren’t discussed on Saturday — could lead to gerrymandering. Pritchett added that districts would diminish residents’ representation from seven elected oﬃcials to one. “I’m not ready to give up on empowering
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everybody in this city to vote and to run themselves,” said Murillo, the only minority to serve on the council since Babatunde Folayemi (who served 2002-2004) and the only Latino since Gil Garcia (1991-2001). After being put on the spot, Murillo said that increasing the number of minorities selected for the city’s various boards and committees — Knecht said the council currently selects who takes those positions from a pool of applicants — could help with representation concerns. Other suggestions included implementing even-year elections and changing local campaign ﬁnance rules. Although a representative from the activist organization PODER didn’t speak on Saturday, the organization has said that they would support the lawsuit, and Marcos Vargas, the executive director of the Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy (CAUSE), said his group, although without a formal stance, is reviewing what is being proposed. Vargas pointed to CAUSE’s new eﬀorts — spurred largely by the Santa Maria Planning Commission’s recent approval of a federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facility there, much to the ire of thousands of residents — to get a Santa Maria district-elections measure on the November ballot. Larry Herrera, currently the city clerk for Long Beach and formerly the assistant clerkrecorder-registrar for Santa Barbara County, spoke at Saturday’s meeting in support of district voting, which Long Beach employs. He called the cities of Long Beach and Santa Barbara similar in terms of, among other things, their beauty and natural resources and questioned whether they will overlap in election systems.“Where does Santa Barbara stand?” he asked. “Which way will you go?”
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A 19-year-old UCSB student was allegedly beaten and raped by a group of suspects between 11 p.m. and 4 a.m. late Saturday night–Sunday morning in the vicinity of Isla Vista and the university campus. The suspects were described as Asian males, and Sheriff’s deputies and university police are still investigating the case. The incident was the second reported sexual attack to occur in Isla Vista in two days. UCSB officials sent out an email on Saturday to notify the campus community that an alleged sexual assault had occurred around 1 a.m. Saturday morning on the 6500 block of Del Playa Drive. The Sheriff’s Office asks anyone with information about either case to call 681-4171. The Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office is working with the FBI and other federal agencies to track and catch a ring of phone scammers who have duped countless victims across the country, including a number of Santa Barbara and Ventura residents. The scammers pose as court employees or law enforcement officials (using caller ID manipulation software to make it look as if the calls originated from a Sheriff’s or court department), convince victims they have an outstanding warrant for skipping jury duty (confirming personal information gleaned from online searches), and explain they must pay a fine — typically around $500 — or risk arrest. Read more at independent.com/news. Three separate appeals have been filed in response to the Santa Maria Planning Commission’s 2/5 approval — which saw 5,000 people show up in opposition — of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facility. The appeals, filed by homeowners, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), and Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement (CIVIC), allege, among other things, that the center will harm the health, safety, and property values of residents and will be an eyesore. All appeals will be heard by the Santa Maria City Council on 3/12.
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The federal government’s longtime “Homeless Czar” — Philip Mangano (pictured), who served under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama — met this week with Santa Barabra elected officials, service providers, and business leaders as part of an effort organized by the Central Coast Collaborative on Homelessness, otherwise known as C3H. He also made a presentation during a public forum at UCSB Monday night. The Santa Barbara Independent spoke with Mangano last week about general homeless issues and those unique to the South Coast. Read the interview at independent.com/homeless.
Adobe House in Jeopardy
The State Department of Finance this week approved the county’s plan to retain control of three Isla Vista properties — the Isla Vista Clinic, a vacant church property, and a parking lot with solar cells — two of which were at risk of being sold after the state dissolved its Redevelopment Agencies in 2011. County staff had recently recommended the $4 million sale, but a flurry of activism from UCSB Associated Students representatives, I.V. Clinic officials, and past and current I.V. residents helped stop the transfer. With a unanimous vote Monday night, the Goleta Planning Commission gave the green light to Somera Capital, LLC, for its proposed two-story, 20,000-square-foot medical-dental office building at 454 South Patterson Avenue. City staff found that effects of the building — which will sit across the street from Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital and close to other office spaces and condos — on noise levels and traffic congestion, and possible nearby cultural resources, could be negated.
EDUCATION Most area kids may not be ready for kindergarten, according to recent data presented to the Santa Barbara Unified School District at Tuesday’s board meeting. Only 37 percent of nearly 600 students tested were considered “ready to go.” Though close to half of “non-disadvantaged, English-proficient students” were considered prepared, the numbers were much lower for female and male low-income English learners — 19.2 and 11.2 percent, respectively.
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One of the last remaining adobe landmarks in Montecito may be torn down unless the Pearl Chase Society can convince the Board of Supervisors otherwise. Located at 461 San Ysidro Road, the Juarez-Hosmer Adobe House dates back to the 1840s, and the Historic Landmarks Advisory Commission (HLAC) recently decided that the decaying structure could not be rehabilitated but demolished and reconstructed. HALTED RAZING: Demolition of the 19th-century In response, the Pearl Chase Juarez-Hosmer Adobe and water tower is on hold until Society — a nonprofit group the matter goes before the Board of Supervisors in April. dedicated to preserving Santa Barbara’s historic landmarks and cultural heritage — filed an appeal, arguing that HLAC’s decision lacked public notification and that a replica could simply not replace the original. Pearl Chase Society members argued the engineering firm that found the structure unsalvageable specializes in brick and stonework not adobe. “It’s like saying you have a heart condition, but you go to a brain surgeon to get an opinion,” said Vice President Hattie Beresford. The appeal concedes that the adobe is in precarious condition and in dire need of expert preservation but states that reconstructing the house may cause it to lose its historic designation. Further, there was no peer review, Beresford said, which is typical with such a project. Before siblings Katie Hay and Brian Kelly purchased the property four years ago, the adobe was in the Hosmer family for more than 100 years. Hay and Kelly were not available for immediate comment. The adobe was first designated a landmark by the Board of Supervisors in 1994. Four years later, the supes expanded the landmark area to include the entire property; a water tower, frame cottage (built in the 1930s), and three large, 50-year-old trees also exist on the lot. Historians believe the adobe was constructed by Victor Juarez and his wife, Maria Dominguez, in the 1830s-1840s, and it was originally used as a bunkhouse for their sons. “[The adobe] is very involved in the pioneer part of Santa Barbara history,” Beresford said. “If another firm came in and gave a second opinion that it was a goner, then we shed a tear and say okay,” Beresford said. “We just don’t feel that the due diligence was done.” The project is currently at a standstill, and the owners cannot move forward until a — Kelsey Brugger hearing at a Board of Supervisors meeting scheduled for April 22.
Approximately 1,200 iPads are currently being held in the Santa Barbara Unified School District offices and will be distributed to students participating in the one-to-one pilot program right after spring break. Between 4/1 and 4/11, 3rd-6th graders at Adams, Washington, and Franklin elementary schools and 11th graders at La Cuesta High School will pick up their iPad Airs with their parents after signing paperwork and watching a video. The district is fronting the nearly $700,000 bill but expects most families to participate in the lease-to-buy option for about $20 per month. California students will take the Smarter Balanced field test this spring in lieu of STAR tests. At the Santa Barbara Unified School District, 3rd-8th graders and 11th graders will take the new computerized tests sometime between April 7 and May 16. The trial assessment — aligned with the Common Core State Standards — is intended to “test the test,” and students will not receive scores, voiding schools’ Academic Performance Index scores this year. Storyteller Children’s Center celebrated its permanent location at 2121 De la Vina Street this week. The free preschool serves close to 100 low-income families and, though it expanded in 2007, still has a waiting list of another 100 students. The Orfalea Foundation has leased the building and large backyard to Storyteller for seven years. Recently, thanks to community donors, Storyteller was able to purchase the space debt-free. The school collaborates with CALM (Child Abuse Listening Mediation) and provides therapy to families in crisis.
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LOOMING: Shrubbery walls the corner of Santa Barbara and Islay streets.
City Considers New Rules of Engagement
BY N I C K W E L S H
hile the rest of the globe explodes in waves of sectarian violence, Santa Barbarans are enjoying the relative luxury of arguing over shrub heights. However silly the issue appears, it’s proved suﬃciently contentious that the Santa Barbara City Council felt compelled to declare a moratorium on shrubheight enforcement actions six years ago. That moratorium, which has been extended several times, expires next month. This Tuesday, the City Council’s ordinance committee inched toward passing a new measure to replace the ordinance that’s been in eﬀect since 1957. Except where traﬃc visibility and safety concerns dictate otherwise, the proposed changes would allow shrub heights to increase by as much as 100 percent in certain circumstances and would give city planning oﬃcials greater latitude in allowing exceptions. Public comment on the matter was intense, voluble, and sharply split. Likewise, the Ordinance Committee itself was divided, with Councilmembers Frank Hotchkiss and Cathy Murillo voting in favor of the changes, while Randy Rowse voted against them. Hotchkiss pushed for some decidedly unorthodox language that would prevent City Hall staﬀ from responding to shrubheight complaints from anyone not immediately aﬀected. Likewise, he pushed for what he termed a “what’s good for the goose is good for the gander” clause, meaning that the complaining parties had to conform to the city’s shrub limits themselves. These proposals, however unusual, reﬂect the incident giving rise to City Hall’s meltdown over shrub-height enforcement in 2008. In that case, a Riviera resident — unhappy at what she contended was the arbitrary and unfair nature of City Hall’s shrub enforcement — ﬁled more than 25 complaints against people in her neighborhood who she argued were at least as noncompliant as she’d been. Then as now, city oﬃcials insist they take enforcement action only upon complaint. The existing ordinance allows front-yard shrubs to be no more than three-and-a-half feet in height and side yard shrubs to be no more than eight feet tall. The proposed new language to the city’s ordinance — governing not just hedges, but fences, outside walls, gates, and screens —
would allow front- and side-yard shrub heights of seven-and-a-half feet and 12 feet, respectively. Supporters of the existing height limits argued that proposed changes would be unsafe. Because children “are not seven feet tall,” one woman testiﬁed, they would have a hard time seeing oncoming traﬃc over the new higher shrubs. She likewise complained that shrubs are breeding ground for rats and that they pose a ﬁre hazard. Others argued that residents need some legal protection when bad neighbors maliciously block their views and solar access by allowing their vegetation to sprout out of control. Jake Clinton of Nite Moves fame implored the council take action against “spite fences,” like the one he said his neighbor built in their shared driveway last year using cinder blocks, plastic toilet pipes, and a hodgepodge of other materials. Krista Pleiser of the Board of Realtors urged legislative restraint, arguing, “If people want to build a spite hedge, they’re going to build a spite hedge.” And many showed up to argue in favor of greater latitude when it came to shrubbery. The greenery, they said, produced oxygen, protected privacy, blocked noise, and ﬁltered air pollution. Several expressed serious doubt that high shrubs could be linked to a single traﬃc accident and charged the city’s ordinance constituted an assault on private property rights. (Traﬃc planner Derrick Bailey said 26 pedestrians had been struck by cars coming out of their mid-block driveways since 2000.) Many speakers expressed concern about a wave of enforcement actions and the time and cost that will be required to secure the necessary variances. Hedge regulation, many Upper Eastside residents argued, should be included in other city ordinances regulating solar access or view dispute resolution. Many Upper Eastside homes, they said, would have a hard time complying with the new ordinance let alone the existing one. The solar-access ordinance would allow for even higher hedges than the new hedge ordinance would. Only Councilmember Rowse supported that approach. Tuesday’s deliberations were the ﬁrst of many for the City Council, coming on the heels of seven public hearings on the matter to date. As Acting Community Development Director Bettie Weiss said,“Hedges are diﬃcult.”
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llusions and acronyms were the clearest victors on Tuesday when Goleta city leaders Michael Bennett and Jim Farr sparred with the county’s Auditor-Controller Bob Geis (pictured) and Fire Chief Michael Dyer over the city’s controversial tax-sharing deal with the county. Hosted by the Santa Barbara County Taxpayers Association and held at the Hotel Corque in Solvang, Tuesday’s debate marked the latest installment in the City of Goleta’s attempts to draw attention to its revenue-neutrality agreement (RNA) with the county, a permanent contract that city oﬃcials have recently vowed to ﬁght in the hopes of amending it or ending it altogether. Councilmember Farr, who has made dissolving the deal his top priority, used the phrases “bitter pill” and “poison apple” to describe how the RNA came to be — after being approved by the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO), it was tied to the vote for Goleta cityhood in 2001 — and likened the city’s ongoing showdown with the county over axing it to a “classic David and Goliath” battle. Mayor Bennett called the RNA a “monster,” given its perpetuity, which no other RNAs in California have.“There are a lot of things we don’t do,” Bennett said, referring to how city oﬃcials have said that the $80 million-plus the city has shared with the county in property taxes, sales taxes, and hotel bed taxes under the RNA — which came from a statewide law implemented in 1993 to prevent counties from suddenly losing money when cities incorporate — could have been used by Goleta to update
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its traﬃc grid, build a civic center, and institute a parks and recreation department, among other things. The city has called it unfair for the county, with an $850 million budget, to take millions from the city, with a $20 million budget, every year. But Geis countered that the county gave the city that $80 million not the reverse. “Opponents mischaracterize the payments as a giveaway. This is revenue-sharing,” he said, hailing the county-funded services — such as ﬁre, courts, social services — from which Goleta beneﬁts. Geis said the county gave Goleta “what they wanted” with cityhood, including spots on the Santa Barbara County Association of Governments (SBCAG) and the Air Pollution Control District (APCD). He said that the county losing its annual chunk of RNA money would mean cuts to the General Fund, which serves all county residents. “It’s not going to end with this discussion,” Farr said. “We’re just getting warmed up.”
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BY N I C K W E L S H he Santa Barbara Association of Realtors Board of Directors voted to oppose the City of Santa Barbara’s proposed gang injunction because of “the stigma” the injunction would place on large portions of the city designated as “safety zones.” Board president Ed Fuller said real estate agents would feel compelled to disclose if properties fall within the safety zones — which compose about 30 percent of the city’s land mass — and that could have a deleterious eﬀect on sales.“Whether it’s a deep freeze or a light frost, I believe it will have an impact,” Fuller said. “It will not be positive in the short run.” Fuller said the vote came after Councilmember Gregg Hart — who campaigned against the injunction — made a presentation to the board. Fuller described Hart’s pitch as “factual” and acknowledged that the realtors did not seek out a rebuttal presentation by injunction supporters. Fuller said the Realtors support anything that reduces crime but added that the police have other tools at their disposal to deal with gang violence. He took particular exception with a “special events provision” that would expand the scope of the protected zones to include much of Shoreline Park and the Mesa during such events as Fiesta and the Fourth of July. “The real estate business is not all about location, location, location,” Fuller said. “It’s about disclosure, disclosure, disclosure.”
Assistant City Attorney Tom Shapiro — who will argue the city’s position in court later this spring — dismissed the Association of Realtors’ concerns, saying they had “no credence.” Similar issues were raised when Oakland passed its gang injunction, he said, but were not borne out by the facts. He added there was no law or requirement mandating such disclosures. Councilmember Frank Hotchkiss, a real estate agent and ardent supporter of the gang injunction, has argued that such disclosures might prove advantageous in selling properties in certain neighborhoods. He expressed surprise at the Realtors’ vote, noting that all the City Council candidates the board endorsed in last November’s election supported the injunction. Politically, the vote was a coup for Hart, now entering his second month in oﬃce, and marks a striking strategic expansion of the campaign against the injunction. To date, the loudest critics of the proposal have been Latino activists and civil libertarians. While they have also argued the injunction would hurt real estate sales and the area’s tourist industry, they have not gained much traction with either camp. Hart — one of only two votes against the injunction on the council — is the ﬁrst to actively woo either business group. Legally, however, the vote will have no bearing on the outcome of the seven-day trial scheduled to begin May 5.
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DA Touts Efforts to Curb Human Trafficking and Elder Abuse
BY K E L S E Y B R U G G E R
KELSEY B RUG G ER
Vulnerable Victims wo campaigns to assist vulnerable populations were unveiled in Santa Barbara this week. The ﬁrst is a task force set up to combat human trafficking, and it largely focuses on young people. The other is a collaborative eﬀort by the public and private sectors to reduce elder abuse. Both incorporate an assortment of resources and seek to protect the most susceptible members of the community. Unlike other District AttorSTANDING STRONG: Amy Mallett speaks out against ney’s Office task forces — like elder abuse as DA Joyce Dudley and Sheriff Bill Brown one recently established to ﬁght watch on. animal cruelty — the human-trafﬁcking unit was created to determine to what exams. In 2012, Proposition stiﬀened penalextent the problem exists in Santa Barbara. ties for convicted traﬃckers, expanded out“We need to prevent this,” said District Attor- reach and training to law enforcement oﬃcers, ney Joyce Dudley. Since it was established last and required traﬃckers to pay ﬁnes toward August, the DA’s Oﬃce has arrested a hand- victim services. ful of individuals and is working on several Yesenia Curiel, program director at the Rape active investigations. “We’re not going to wait Crisis Center, explained the center’s certiﬁed around for statistics,” Dudley said. The task assault counselors accompany the victim if she force is made up of 70 members from a slew of or he must testify in court. “Many people may agencies including Homeland Security, Rape not consider themselves victims,” Curiel added, Crisis Center, child welfare, and faith-based explaining that survivors sometimes struggle communities. because they have feelings for the traﬃcker. Dudley, who’s worked to prevent vio- “But there is no equality there.” lence against women for much of her career, In North County, Ann McCarty, who is on explained that Santa Barbara acts as a corridor the task force also representing the Rape Crisis between Los Angeles and San Francisco. It’s a Center, noted that tracking statistics is tricky community that’s easy to get in and out of, and and not always telling. An increase in the numsome rings operate by moving up and down ber of cases does not necessarily mean that it’s California, or even from the East Coast to the happening more, she added, but that incidents are being reported more. West Coast. Some traﬃckers operate via websites like Vulnerable senior citizens were also in the The Erotic Review and My Red Book, and spotlight this week as various agencies gathminors are sometimes involved. Blog posts ered Tuesday for a press conference about elder can include geographic locations and are often abuse. Dressed in bright pink T-shirts that read accessible temporarily or are written in code. “#NoElderAbuse,” the Santa Barbara Elder & Drugs, especially methamphetamine, are com- Dependent Adult Abuse Prevention Council monly used to drag a young person into such spearheaded the event to raise awareness. Dudley — holding up a photo of her a lifestyle, explained Deputy District Attorney Mag Nicola, who plays a key role in the task 90-year-old mother — told the crowd that force. In the past several years, Asian massage most crimes perpetrated against elders actuparlors have also been on law enforcement’s ally come from the family and in the form of radar. neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse, ﬁnancial A lack of treatment facilities is one of the abuse and exploitation, and emotional abuse, key problems because victims are left without or abandonment. Dudley added elder-abuse crimes are a safe place to return to, possibly leading them right back to their pimps, explained Deputy largely underreported because victims feel District Attorney Megan Riker-Rheinschild, as if they “won’t” or “can’t” come forward, due who is heading the task force. to dependency issues or physical disabilities. Educating law enforcement oﬃcers is a Sheriﬀ Bill Brown also spoke and said that for crucial component, Dudley explained, as the every case reported — roughly 25 egregious so-called “children of the night” are some- cases are reported each year in the county — times considered suspects rather than victims another 23 are unreported. because of drug or theft involvement. “Unless Marion Schoneberger, longtime Santa Barwe ask the right questions, we don’t know that bara health-care professional, told the crowd about a personal experience with a young, in fact they’re traﬃcked victims,” she said. Deputy Chief Probation Officer Steve seemingly exceptional caregiver who turned DeLira — who has worked in the county for out to be ﬁnancially abusing her father by 27 years and is part of the task force — said he buying items like a couple of extra boxes of is seeing more girls self-disclose their sexual Cheerios while doing his shopping. These behavior to mental-health counselors, pro- small purchases added up to $30,000 over the bation oﬃcers, or medical staﬀ during entry last two years of his life.
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haming Sacramento with scandal in an election year, the Capitol’s crime log keeps adding lobbyists and lawmakers to its rolls. The current convulsion of wrongdoing concerns farreaching crimes, alleged and proven, involving oﬃcial malfeasance and public corruption. As a powerful state senator this week turned himself in to federal authorities in Los Angeles on 24 criminal counts of bribery, fraud, and money laundering, his became the latest in a series of recent cases that collectively cast a pall over the integrity of California’s state government:
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of us in this room have done some of those things that these kids have done. And we come in with our hearts open and a nonjudgmental attitude to listen and learn and to see who that person really is behind the mask. Part of our training will be to evolve and empower ourselves. What are your backgrounds? Nancy Chargualaf Martin: I met Barbara at Casa de Maria. Hospice is my background — I’ve been working with people that are dying for 15 years. I also have 10 grandchildren. … I meditate a lot, so I’m very conﬁdent that if you sit and watch, you learn a lot. Disclosure does not come easily when you’re sitting with a stranger. I believe in the silence — there’s some sort of beautiful thing that happens and stuﬀ comes forward. I have that to oﬀer.
CIRCLING UP: Las Abuelitas members Liliana Morillo Taylor (center) and Devorah Baber share ideas during one of their regular sit-downs.
The Grandma Effect Las Abuelitas Work to Find the Softer Side of Tough Guys and Girls
BY T Y L E R H AY D E N he idea for Las Abuelitas of Santa Barbara came to Barbara Lotito in a dream on New Year’s Day 2012 after she watched a video of Mayan messenger Ac Tah talk about a paradigm shift toward female leadership. The inspiration — to revive the indigenous tradition of elders serving as guides and mentors to kids and teens — was fed months later by a chance meeting with City Councilmember Cathy Murillo, who invited Lotito to present the concept to Murillo’s recently created Pro-Youth Movement. Not long after, Las Abuelitas (“The Grandmothers”) was awarded a seed grant from the Fund for Santa Barbara and is now taking its ﬁrst steps toward recruiting 25 members and marking its place in the South Coast petri dish of NEW APPROACH: Dr. Barbara Lotito (right) is joined by City social-justice groups. They’ll hammer out speciﬁc ideas and Councilmember Cathy Murillo at this month’s Las Abuelitas meeting. directives in the coming months to take a uniquely mater- Members sat around a table filled with ceremonial Mayan items and nal approach to curbing street violence, getting disenfran- took turns with a talking stick. chised kids back in school, working with fractured families, and oﬀering what they call a new support system imbued in spiri- bridge that cultural gap, to work in alliances with other organizatualism and compassion and void of judgment or punishment. tions, and to work mostly with at-risk youth and their families Lotito is acting as program coordinator for Las Abuelitas, and primarily in the Latino community. The other thing that makes she brings to the table her experience as a former professor of us somewhat unique is that we are multilingual and multicultural, Spanish and Latin American studies at the University of Con- and we welcome men, as well. We have a lot of diﬀerent experinecticut, a diversity consultant to educational and government ences and backgrounds. agencies in the U.S. and Mexico, time on PUEBLO’s Board of Directors, and counseling work with Latino SBCC students. She How will these interactions take place? recently stopped by The Santa Barbara Independent with four BL: We work from an indigenous perspective. We start with a other abuelitas — Nancy Chargualaf Martin, Jeannie Moburg, circle of elders, and our ﬁrst order of business is to listen and learn. Suzanne Riordan, and Joan Melendez — for a wide-ranging One of the roles we ﬁll is being there for the kids but also for the roundtable discussion. What follows is an edited version of our family. Sometimes a disconnect exists, so we try to bridge that conversation. gap. We also might work one-on-one, but basically our approach For a full version of the interview, visit independent.com/news. is a council approach. For more information on Las Abuelitas and to ﬁnd out about donation and volunteer opportunities, email lasabuelitas@hotmail Why will these young people listen to you? What are you going .com. to bring to the table that others don’t? Suzanne Riordan: Wisdom, and a feminine energy that has been What need is Las Abuelitas trying to meet? so lacking in our recent history. Barbara Lotito: There are so many wonderful organizations here BL: Within the Latino community, the word abuelita triggers a that do so much good, but we come with a diﬀerent perspective. heart response. It’s something that’s understood. It’s culturally We see Santa Barbara as a community that’s like a clan or tribe, relevant. And everyone loves their grandmother. and each person has their purpose or contribution. We want to facilitate that, starting with female elders because we live in What strategies are you going to use to gain the trust of a a culture that’s dedicated mostly to youth. Yet there is so much population that’s often unwilling to open up? wisdom out there — just in this room we must have about 250 BL: Through our own vulnerability, in a way. The fact is that we years of living experience — and so the idea is to work in teams to are marginalized, and so are many of our youth. I’m sure some
Are you from Santa Barbara? NCM: Born and raised. My brothers were in the system. My father died on Skid Row. My brother drank himself to death at 63. So I’m very emotional about this and very passionate. They were very loving individuals. They got lost, and it doesn’t mean that they’re less human. I’m also fully aware that this is a huge undertaking and that we are deﬁnitely not the only answers. I walk in with complete humility and knowledge that it really takes a village. Everybody has to be involved in this. Jeannie, what about you? Jeannie Moburg: I was a stay-at-home mom for almost 30 years north of Chicago but involved in hospice among many other things. Eight years ago I divorced, sold my home and possessions, took oﬀ to Europe, and have been doing volunteer work with L’Abri Fellowship International. I’ve been coming to Santa Barbara since the 1960s, but I felt very strongly that this was my time to give back, sacriﬁcially. … The wisdom that comes from these women is just amazing. It helps us understand a shared humanity and that we all suﬀer together, whether we’re elders or whether we’re young. We’re all kind of wounded soldiers, but we all have so much to give. I think the elders have the responsibility, and everybody’s looking at how to redeﬁne retirement anyway. People want to live with purpose. How do you see your interactions with your own children and grandchildren informing how you work with other youth? SR: My granddaughter’s mom was involved in some kind of Lompoc gang activity. She was shot and left for dead, but she recovered. She struggled with drugs and incarceration and had her daughter removed from her custody. My granddaughter is only 7, and we have not discussed this, but it’s on the edge of her reality. When she becomes an adolescent, she’ll be asking a lot of questions. Las Abuelitas is heavily spiritual, but what if people are turned off by that? BL: I think it’s a trust void. I think a lot of us have that trust in the justice system and politics, but when you don’t have it there, where do you put that trust? So it’s not religious, but it’s based on a spiritual truth. We all come from native people. That’s why I think it touches people so deeply. It’s not believing in something outside of yourself, but seeing yourself and what your role is in that circle. You’re here for a purpose. It’s up to you to discover what it is. NCM: I feel that we can get carried away with these types of conversations. My feeling is we’re dealing with people on a human level. Not based on race, creed, or religion. We’re coming from a place of love. We’re well intentioned. That speaks for itself. To box us in and ask, how do we serve? How do we be? We’re already being active in our community. We’re already doing the work as grandmothers, as mentors. So, this little box of Las Abuelitas that we’re willing to put ourselves in is hopefully going to be more about embracing. It’s a big undertaking. It’s a huge undertaking. This is a seed grant, and a seed can grow or a seed can die. I’d rather work on sustainability, how can we be together and be healthy? Because if we’re not healthy, then we can’t go out into the community and teach people how to be healthy. Again, disclosure does not come for the asking. You have to gain the trust. And it’ll come; I’m positive it will come. But you can’t rush the organic process. The next Las Abuelitas meeting is from 3-6 p.m. on Saturday, March 1, at Presidio Springs Community Center, 721 Laguna Street. february 27, 2014
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Opinions DRIP, DROP: I’m not looking for any medal or proverbial chest to pin it on, but if we get the rains predicted for this weekend, a little gratitude — a six-pack of Guinness would do nicely — would be very much in order. For the past six weeks, I have been writing ad nauseatingly about the current drought. Unlike other news practitioners, I have not been content to merely report the facts. Instead, what I do falls in the unique category of “voodoo journalism.” My aim has been to tempt the fates to prove me wrong, shut me up, and make me look ridiculous with all my dire, semi-accusatory prognostications of paleo-droughts. Not to brag, but I’ve gone further still, hopping on my fender-free bike at the merest hint of precipitation, risking the all-embarrassing butt-splash to entice errant water molecules to leap from the Pineapple Express onto terra ﬁrma. In the meantime, our local water agencies have been scrambling to catch up. The Montecito Water District lowered the boom on its proﬂigate customers, not only declaring a drought emergency, but enacting water rationing. When you consider that a typical household will still be allowed to use 641 gallons a day for indoor use — not to mention 83,000 gallons annually outside, it sounds more dramatic than it is. (By contrast, a typical Santa Barbara household consumes about 200 gallons a day indoors.) It’s true, many Montecitans live more frugally than this when it comes to water. But some of the big guzzlers are so extravagant that
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they must have equipped their estates with both moats and rapids. Just three of Montecito’s biggest residential customers use enough to supply 300 Goleta homes. For these, complying with the rationing ordinance will pose a serious challenge. They’ll have to reduce consumption to 20 percent of normal use. If they continue as is, they’ll face penalties of $1.4 million. In the meantime, most of county water districts have combined forces to buy up to 10,000 acre-feet of somebody else’s water to tide us over. (To put that in perspective, the City of Santa Barbara consumes 14,000 a year.) At best, it’s an iﬀy proposition. The farmers who have water to sell may be precluded by various jurisdictional hurdles from selling to us; those not strangled by such red tape probably can’t physically move the water through the San Joaquin Delta — the great pinch point in the state’s water-delivery system — which declared ecological bankruptcy in 2007, the same year, coincidentally, that the stock market crashed and the real estate bubble burst. Things, however, may change. But even were we to secure all the water we wanted, it would cost us about $13 million. A few points bear hammering home. In the ﬁrst place, we wouldn’t need those 10,000 acrefeet if the ﬁve water districts that rely on Lake Cachuma for about half their supplies managed to extricate their collective cranii from their collective recti and bothered to smell the roses. In years past, these agencies operated under an informal but exceedingly practical understand-
ing that when Lake Cachuma dipped below a certain point, they would voluntarily cut back their draw. This was done to make limited supplies last longer and buy time in hopes of rain. Even among the imbecilic and addlepated, this was a no-brainer. This year, however, these agencies have opted to ignore this handshake agreement, allegedly at the instigation of Goleta. Had they followed tradition, however, they would have cut back deliveries by ... 10,000 acre-feet. Ain’t that a coincidence! In other words, they blithely pissed away the same amount of water they’re now willing to spend $13 million to buy. Of that $13 million for additional emergency supplies, the City of Santa Barbara is poised to spend $3.3 million. To put that in perspective, City Hall spends roughly $4 million a year for state water, for which it’s contractually entitled to receive 3,000 acre-feet a year. To put it mildly, the state water system is seriously oversubscribed. If it were an airline, it would sell ﬁve tickets for every seat on every plane. As a result, we usually get only a small fraction of our entitlement. But we still have to pay the full price anyway to cover ﬁxed capital costs associated with pipes, pumps, electricity, and chemicals. By contrast, if City Hall were to “ﬁre up” its long moth-balled desalination plant — built in response to the last drought — it could produce 3,000 acre-feet of water a year at the admittedly high price of about $5.5 million a year for a three-year period. (For a longer period, those numbers would change.)
Clearly, that’s very expensive. And although the plant is fully permitted, it remains unclear whether the California Coastal Commission would pitch a ﬁt about certain environmental impacts associated with the plant’s admittedly outdated technology. The really big news about this year’s drought is that the state water system won’t be delivering a drop to Santa Barbara or any of its customers. When you consider City Hall will still be on the hook for its annual $4 million, then maybe the desal plant isn’t as costprohibitive as it appears. With desal — in stark contrast to state water — what you pay for is what you actually get. If it’s somewhat more expensive than state water, it’s a lot more reliable. Given that the Montecito Water District is threatening to go dry this summer, perhaps City Hall could tap into the pockets of that district’s frantically desperate, not to mention wealthy, ratepayers to defray some of the costs of starting up the desal plant. Hell, we could probably buy a new plant with just the penalties Montecito will charge water scoﬄaw water guzzlers. In the meantime, City Hall is oﬀering its customers a $1,000 rebate to retroﬁt their backyards into drought-tolerant Gardens of Eden. Preliminary indications suggest it’s working — ﬁve condo complexes are now using ﬁve acre-feet of water a year less than before. Maybe I’ll hook up, too. But only if I can run Guinness — Nick Welsh through my sprinklers.
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Jack Robert Weedn
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Our beloved father, Jack Robert Weedn, was born December , in Los Angeles, CA and set sail on his voyage to Heaven on February , in Santa Barbara, Ca. He lived an extraordinary life filled with excitement, adventure, and a wealth of love and friendship. Dad spent his young cowboy days in Big Bear riding his horse “Silver,” played high school football in South Gate and Huntington Park, joined the Navy and patrolled in submarines and sub tenders throughout the Pacific, to Pearl Harbor and on to the Philippines, then came home to play football at USC. His HarleyDavidson took him from the USC Sigma Chi house to Seattle, fighting fires in Big Sur along the way. He later joined Fish & Wildlife Service and Merchant Marine, traveling the world by sea until he jumped ship in Marseille after falling in love with an ambassador’s daughter. He was charming, wildly handsome, and easy to fall in love with —his
curls, baby blue eyes and Sinatra singing voice paved the way. He met our mother, Flavia, at a wedding where he praised her style and courage for wearing her hat upside down (little did she know). They were married colorful years and together built a life dedicated to their love of family, art, and business. Dad was the leader of the band. His pockets were filled with dreams, fresh new ideas, and colorful road maps. He was a master at navigating obstacles, creating forecasts and charting new paths. He always found a way. A man of conviction who lived life on his own terms, Dad was brilliant, engaging, extremely generous and often misunderstood. He was a lover of beauty, the majesty of the sea and wide open spaces. He had an unquenchable thirst for knowledge and a spirited attitude toward life. He loved to laugh and sing and whistle; he could sway across a dance floor and croon with the best. A fascinating storyteller and never shy about sharing his beliefs and Republican values, Dad was one of the last from the Greatest Generation. He was a proud American who absolutely loved people and cherished life, his family and friends. By example, he taught us to be humble, fiercely honest, courageous, loyal and kind. He taught us to never settle and never give up. Dad believed in doing good for others and he did so throughout his lifetime. He had more knowledge of love than most ever do, and his capacity for loving us made our cups runneth over.
In Heaven, Jack is now reunited with so many dear to him, and here on Earth he leaves behind the joys of his life: his beloved son Rick Weedn and daughter Lisa Weedn; their mother and his lifelong friend Flavia Weedn, his grandchildren Sylvie Gilbert, Miguel Weedn and Stella Weedn, each of whom he adored and who made his final years on Earth his happiest; his beloved sister, Betty Hosie (Bernard), ex-wife Faith Weedn, daughter Jana Weedn from his first marriage, and his true sweetheart Christine Seeman who brought such joy to his heart, along with endless family and friends who meant the world to him. Dad’s strength will always guide our steps, his love will shine within us, and his legacy we will carry on with pride. We will forever miss his presence, his laughter, sage advice, tender spirit, and those crystal blue eyes that spoke more eloquently than any of our words ever will. His final words were “I Love You” and we know he meant this for all of us who love him. In honor of his life, we ask that you think of Jack every time you extend a helping hand, share an act of kindness, or earnestly support the efforts of those who work to bring America back to being the country he loved so much. We love you, Dad.
Leslie Stuart Lane
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Death Notices COVARRUBIAS, Mark “Shady”; of Goleta; died February , (Born: //); he was . Memorial service; Monday, February th, am at Welch-Ryce-Haider Goleta Chapel. Interment to follow at Goleta Cemetery. Arrangements by Welch-RyceHaider -.
her lifetime. She was known for dedicating any and all of the time she had to her loving friends and family. She was an exceptional seamstress and master ribbonworker, who made stunning creations that were unparalleled and was known for her beautiful flower arrangements, which followed her wherever she went. She read thousands of books throughout her lifetime as a California native, she worshiped the sun and loved nature. There are so many beautiful ways that Leslie affected each and every person she came across, but most of all we will remember her unique laugh we could hear for miles around, and her big beautiful smile that radiated right this and touched our hearts forever. She was survived by her one-and-only daughter Emily Shawnna-Page Mowrey (Lane) of Santa Barbara, CA & her sonin-law Daryll Allan Mowrey of Lemoore, CA; her three beautiful grandchildren Kyani Jayne-Nakia Mowrey; Michael Ethan Mowrey; & Julie Ann Mowrey; as well as her loving brothers; Jeffrey Page McCullough of Santa Barbara, CA; & Sean McCullough of Santa Cruz, CA. She was also survived by her ex-husband and friend Michael Arthur Lane; and an abundance of very close friends who were her family. A celebration for Leslie will be held @ noon, March st @ Jeff & Susanna Menelli’s home. For more information about the celebration and sending flowers please contact TianaMenelli@ gmail.com
Nicholas “Nick” John Spears // – //
GUEVARA, Madeline; of Ventura; died February , at Twin General Hospital.
attended college at Sonoma State University. Nick spent the majority of his professional career working in online marketing, most recently as Co-Founder at Incredible Marketing in Irvine, CA. While he was an expert in the SEO marketing field, anyone who knew Nick knew that his true passion in life was making others laugh. It was impossible to spend even a few minutes with Nick without realizing that he lived to make others laugh. Whether it was at one of his many standup comedy shows, viewing an online sketch comedy video, through his innumerable Vine posts, his Twitter posts, or as one of his many characters, Nick was always making us laugh and that was his greatest gift to us. Nick is survived by his father Jack Spears, mother Carol Erickson, brother David Spears, sisterin-law Andrea, nephews, Andrew, Mikael, Matthew, and niece Sophia. He also leaves behind a countless number of friends who loved him and an online community of fans and followers too numerous to count. He is preceded in death by his brother Kevin Spears. The void that is left in the lives of all who loved him will always be felt, but he has left us all with countless memories of laughter, love and friendship and for that we are forever grateful. Nick, you will be missed more than you could ever imagine. A memorial will be held in Nick’s honor on Saturday, March st at pm at the Elk’s Lodge in Goleta, CA. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Nick’s honor to the F C Cancer Foundation. www.fxckcancer.org This is about as BUSY as Nick would like this to be.
GUEVARA, MaryJane; of Santa Barbara; died January , at Cottage Hospital.
GULJE, Ulrich W. “Bill”, Sr.; of Santa DAVIS, Marjorie Clough; of Santa Barbara; died February , (Born: Barbara; died February , ; she //). was . Rosary, / at pm at Welch Ryce Haider Goleta Chapel, Mass Feb JAMBRETZ, Jerome “Jerry”; of Santa th at :am at St. Raphael’s Church. Barbara; died February , ; he was Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider . Funeral mass will be Friday, Febru-. ary , at : AM at Our Lady of Sorrows Church. Interment will follow GIRARD, Vera Faith; of Carpin- at Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by teria; died February , (Born: Welch-Ryce-Haider -. //); she was . A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, February UELLNER, William Albert, Jr.; of , at St. Joseph’s Church in Car- Santa Barbara; died February , pinteria at : pm. Arrangements by (Born: //); he was . Funeral Welch-Ryce-Haider -. Service will be held on Monday, February , at the LDS Church at Cambridge Dr; Goleta, at : am. Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider -.
Leslie Stuart Lane, , of Santa Barbara, CA passed unexpectedly, February , . She drifted away peacefully in her sleep. Leslie was born in Pasadena, CA, on January , , to Paul Ellsworth & Gloria Thyra McCullough. She graduated from San Marcos High School and was seeking a degree in Nursing at Santa Barbara City College. Leslie was a banker and loan officer for Santa Barbara Bank and Trust for many years and was recognized consistently throughout that time for her outstanding work. She met many of her best friends and lifelong soul-sisters working for the bank and was a dedicated student throughout
Nicholas (Nick) John Spears, , of Dana Point, CA passed away Friday, February , . Nick was born February , in St. Paul, Minnesota to parents Jack and Carol and older brother David. Nick spent most of his childhood growing up in Santa Barbara, CA and attended Vieja Valley Elementary School, La Colina Jr. High and San Marcos High School. Nick graduated San Marcos High School in and
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e was my student — or was it the other way
professors, and no one would have argued for leaving him behind, despite the fact that it is a fairly long hike uphill around? Ted Townsend passed away on February to reach the wall. My colleague Dennis Ringer and I took 1, 2014, at age 46. Quite honestly, over my turns carrying him; others pitched in, as well. 40-year teaching career at Santa Barbara City College, No one took notice. It was just what people who care I don’t think I ever met a more fascinating, inquiring, do for one another. engaging, or caring human being. He had a sense of My impressions of Ted from that experience in China humor that wouldn’t quit. He loved everybody, and to have been reinforced by conversations with his parents know him was to be enveloped by him. and with friends. He was in pain for most of his life And — he was a captive of his wheelchair, in which but always ready for a new challenge. He was fearless. I he had spent most of his adult discovered this when he insisted on being allowed to visit our host life. One can’t help but admire city of Jinan, China, which at that the spirit needed to make time had a population of around the long trek across campus 3 million. in a wheelchair to attend He wanted to do this by himself! “Wouldn’t you like to go class. That initial encounter — a ﬁrst meeting — could be with someone else?” I asked.“No” a bit awkward, but Ted had was his answer; he just didn’t a way of putting you at ease. want to slow anyone else down. In nonverbal ways, he would Reluctantly, I let him go. convey his comfort level about He promised to be back at the who he was and how he might university by 5 p.m. He ﬁnally appear to the world. His broad showed up at 8 and regaled a smile would tell you that he small group of us with tales of his was at peace with himself and grand adventure! In the process, was fully prepared to live in he had seen more of Jinan than the moment. I had after six previous visits. In the spring of 1992, Ted How had he managed? I think came to my oﬃce to inquire it was his winning smile and about participating in our his engaging personality. It certainly wasn’t his mastery of Study Abroad program in UNDAUNTED: A bright, inquiring personality China. I couldn’t bring myself the Chinese language — but he took Ted Townsend around the world, and his to tell him outright that spoke “Friendship” really well. caring nature would also find him trekking Ted seemed to know that China was not particularly across town for hours if someone needed his physical condition would user-friendly to people in computer help. eventually claim his life, and he wheelchairs, that it would be very hard for him. Instead, I invited him to lunch, was determined to experience as much as possible in thinking that I could let him down more easily if I whatever amount of time he was given. Where others saw could explain more broadly why I thought it was a bad limits, he saw opportunities. He had no time for self-pity. idea. I was clear, caring, and rational in presenting my So long as there was another mountain to climb, a rock arguments. I fully expected him to be a little disappointed, formation to explore, birds to watch, diﬀerent cultures to but I was conﬁdent that he would understand. embrace, or distant lands to visit, he would be ﬁrst in line. By the end of lunch, Ted had persuaded me not only He wanted to see the rain forest, so his mom took him that I was probably wrong but that it would be a great to Costa Rica. He participated in several other Study idea to take him to China and to Shandong University! Abroad programs, including trips to New Zealand and We left for Shanghai that fall. Ted had made friends Europe. He became a computer whiz and would volunteer with everyone. There were times when their pace of life to help others ﬁx whatever was broken. He would spend and travel was clearly faster than Ted could manage, and hours traveling across town if he felt someone had a I could see a bit of sadness on his face as others would computer problem he could ﬁx. It would not be honest to claim that Ted was always on charge ahead, perhaps with a “See you later!” and a wave. But not for long. Disappointment was quickly replaced top of the world. His unique spirit was held captive by a malfunctioning body. Of course, he would be angry about with a next event, a next challenge. Ted had special needs for assistance, and most the hand nature had dealt, but he didn’t linger there for everyone pitched in. We never discussed it; the impulse long. To my mind, the miracle is that this understandable became second nature. His needs were obvious, and a anger did not manifest itself as the deﬁning pattern of his volunteer was never far away. The act of helping was being. As far as I can tell, it never did. never a focus of attention; it was a natural outcome of an Ted loved being alive. He loved his family and friends. observed need, and in so many ways, this understanding Music was a major part of his life, especially punk rock. transformed our group. He loved being with people and had the courage to try One day, Ted lost control of his wheelchair and ﬂipped absolutely anything — even bungee jumping. In the end, oﬀ the sidewalk with both feet caught in the spokes of his he showed us all how to live in the moment and how to chair. When another student and I saw this horriﬁc crash, squeeze every ounce of joy out of being alive. we rushed to help. By the time we reached him, he was Ted is survived by his parents, Caroline and Tony laughing … and complaining that he simply hadn’t used Townsend, and by his sister, Dorinda, and niece, Najarra. A Celebration of Life is planned for Saturday, March 1, enough duct tape to secure his feet. Poking fun at himself and his condition was generally on the West Campus of Santa Barbara City College at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of ﬂowers, notes for the family and his ﬁrst response. He never complained. Never! When it became time to visit the Great Wall of China, memorial contributions may be sent to the Ted Townsend it would have been unthinkable to leave Ted behind. Memorial Fund, Serena Avenue, Carpinteria, CA Of course he would go. We were 40 students and two . ■ february 27, 2014
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ontecito Water District (MWD) has told its customers in Montecito and Summerland that unless we reduce our consumption by 30 percent, right now, we will be out of water by July. If we do cut back, our water is expected to last all the way to October. About three-quarters of the district’s water goes to single-family residences, and we’ve each been allocated 18,700 gallons per month for essential uses, plus 6,919 per acre, per month, for nonessential uses. For us, that adds up to a monthly allotment of 87,890 gallons. What we actually use for two adults, two big dogs, laundry, and minimal landscaping on 10 acres averages about 3,000 gallons per month — 100 gallons per day compared to the 2,930 gallons per day that our emergency allotment aﬀords us. We don’t think that our allotment should be 4½ times what our neighbors with more typical Summerland parcels are allotted. This is a community in crisis, and it would be profoundly unfair for a few to waste a precious and dwindling resource, the essence of life on which is based the very habitability of our towns, to maintain splendid landscaping, yet we hear loud and public grumbling from some proﬂigate users who feel that they deserve more. One couple with a sense of community can live comfortably on 100 gallons per day, and we are happy to leave enough of our allotted water for 29 other households. We are certain that many of — Gary Paudler, Summerland our neighbors can do much better.
y son was hit by a car on West Valerio on Saturday. He did everything we ever taught him about crossing the street: He stopped at the corner, made eye contact with the driver, and was waved across by the driver. However, the car behind was driven by a young lady who cut around the other car and hit my son when he was halfway across the street. I have spoken to police ofﬁcers about the safety on my street, called the mayor’s ofﬁce, waved at crazy drivers to slow down. Our cars have been hit, our dog has been hit, and now my son has been hit. Enough.
Our street is used as a highway to get to the Mesa. But it is a residential neighborhood with three nearby schools. The speed bumps do nothing. We need stop signs. We need Calle Canon/Flora Vista to be closed. It took an innocent woman’s death on Cathedral Oaks for the county to take action on that street. What will it take for the city to take action on West Valerio? My son’s dreams of ending his high school track season at the top are over. His younger brother witnessed him ﬂying over the car and the hysteria that followed. The police and doctors said my son is lucky to be alive. I would say the city is also lucky that my son is alive. Next time, will we all be so lucky?
It is time for our city to wake up and take care of our children. I am beyond frustrated with the lack of consideration occurring on our streets and by the city’s lack of response. It is time to protect our children and prevent another horriﬁc accident. — Krista Munizich, S.B.
hen looking at the brightly sparkling oil rigs oﬀ Goleta’s coast, it is easy to forget their purpose. In the daytime, however, it is hard to ignore the abrasive displacement of the rigs and their oil-extraction procedures. Both fracking and acidizing have proven to be environmental nightmares in areas where they are heavily implemented, resulting in water pollution and air contamination. Santa Barbara’s Environmental Defense Center recently claimed that Venoco has been acidizing its oﬀshore wells [independent.com/ acidizing], a claim that contradicts Venoco’s statement in January that the company had stopped fracking [independent.com/channel frack]. These inconsistencies are extremely concerning, as it is evident that there may be loopholes through which oil companies can skirt the restrictions placed on fracking and acidizing. As a citizen of Goleta who deeply cares about the place I call home, I support a ban on oﬀshore fracking and acidizing. As a citizen of California who deeply cares about the environment, I support a ban on fracking in all forms throughout the state. We live in a beautiful place, and we should all take steps to ensure that it remains that way. — Lorann Cocca, Goleta
am shocked, baﬄed, and outright angry after spending the past six months witnessing the Goleta City Council’s debacle with the Peterson family and the McDonald’s drivethrough. This McDonald’s is owned and operated by a family with deep, deep roots in community-giving that wants to grow their business and spent $250,000 working with the city on this project. I gave my full support to this project after hearing from experts that air quality would not be aﬀected, traﬃc and parking would be improved, and pedestrian, handicapped, and bicycle travel would become safer because of the drive-through, crosswalk, sidewalk, and median that McDonald’s would pay for. The Goleta City Council did not listen to the people of Goleta, who came in an overwhelming majority to support McDonald’s. The Goleta council did not listen to its own staﬀ, design review board, or Planning Commission, which all favored the project. The council didn’t even vote for the alternative McDonald’s plan that it had asked for and helped design. The council did, however, listen to the Goleta Coalition, a small but vocal group that feels it has the right to speak for all Goleta residents. The council also approved a massive Westar project, with its drive-through pharmacy, and are considering a new Taco Bell drive-through. I urge all Goleta residents to attend a Goleta City Council meeting, check on the issues, and remember that at election time, we need a council that listens to the majority and doesn’t alien— Dawn Schroeder, Goleta ate its allies. cont’d p. 25
SANTA BARBARA HAS DECLARED A STAGE 1 DROUGHT We are experiencing the driest winter ever recorded here in Santa Barbara
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was truly moved by the In Memoriam in which Paul Fericano recounts his experience of moving from soul-killing bitterness toward the late Brother Mario Cimmarrusti for sexually abusing him at St. Anthony’s Seminary decades ago, to the last thing one could imagine: not only forgiveness, but to a relationship, and not only a relationship, but one marked by empathy even though the elderly Cimmarrusti could not or would not actually acknowledge the pain of mind and spirit he’d caused — let alone ask for forgiveness. Which is why most religions teach forgiveness, because it frees the spirit. —Tina Lorge, S.B.
ealth-care reform that beneﬁts the public as a whole is hard to achieve because power resides with those who make their money providing care, insurance, and drugs. They in turn “educate” the politicians to their point of view. We supposedly have massive reform with the Aﬀordable Care Act, which admittedly will help some people who heretofore have had diﬃculty getting care they can aﬀord. But drug prices are still immune to negotiated pricing. Physicians can still graduate in specialties where there is no shortage, because that is where the money is, while patients are desperate for more general practitioners. Hospitals and physician practices continue to consolidate, making reimbursement levels harder to negotiate. Insurance companies thrive on administrative complexity. And patients are restricted as to whom they can see depending on which insurer they have. Real health reform will come when enough of us who ultimately pay the bills demand a smart system that costs almost nothing to administer (Medicare at 2 percent), allows choice of doctor, that everyone qualiﬁes for (minimal enrollment costs), and which mandates that the people’s power broker — the government — negotiate fair and adequate fees as a “single payer.” Politicians know how to design a workable singlepayer system. But we have to take the politicians out of the pockets of the medical-industrial complex and capture them ﬁrmly in the pockets of those of whom they were elected to represent and serve: you and me.
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rying and cut your water use by 20 percent or more: Easy. Rip out your lawn. Get this: Long Beach is PAYING people to do it, $3 per square foot to replace turf with drought-tolerant stuﬀ. (Limitations apply.) Talk to a city councilmember or water district trustee about it. It’s only money. Water is gold. Other options: Shower with a friend. Rub-a-dub: or two in a tub, together or serially. I know a mom and daughter who’ve done it for years. Don’t wash the car: This isn’t a beauty contest after all. Water bottle in the toilet tank: Where’s my 1980s brick? And the “if it’s yellow, let it mellow” ﬂushing system. A woman I know suggests this: Take a long vacation somewhere in water-plenty-land. Save your own while using theirs. Problem is, all over California in H₂O-stressed towns, people are probably saying, “Hey, let’s take a vacation in sunny Santa Barbara and save our own water. Or book one of those four-day coastal cruises, get oﬀ the ship in Santa Barbara, eat, drink, shop, and ﬂush toilets without worrying about our meter at home.” Is this the time to promote Santa Barbara tourism?
Since the last drought, 1980s-91, we’ve developed bad habits. Like washing down sidewalks or taking long, leisurely showers long past the point of getting clean. I heard of a guy who takes 45-minute showers once or twice a day. Time to get serious, folks.
TY FACES APPEAL: Tax cheat Ty Warner’s troubles aren’t over. The feds are appealing his sentencing. The Beanie Baby billionaire got no jail time, despite pleading guilty to concealing over $100 million in a secret Swiss account. A federal judge last month sentenced Warner to two years’ probation and 500 hours of community service, plus back taxes and penalties. Warner, who’s worth $2.6 billion, should ﬁnd it easy to pay up while avoiding jail chow. In a wonderful plutocracy like the U.S., what are the odds that Ty will be sent behind bars? TOM BIRD MYSTERY: He’s listed as founder
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MARIMBA-ETTE: Who knows what Bach would have made of the marimba? My guess is he would have gotten a big kick out of Koreanborn Ji Hye Jung’s zesty version of his Violin Sonata No. in G minor with Camerata Paciﬁca. On March 7, the marimba will be rolled away, replaced by Camerata at Hahn Hall with good old Brahms and Benjamin Britten. FOUR GUYS FROM USC: They formed the
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wise woman gave a young bride these words of advice: Don’t let the wedding become more important than the marriage. In this age of reality television and weddings that take as much eﬀort as producing a movie, it’s easy to lose sight of the true meaning of the day. Best advice: Follow your own heart and sensibility, do what feels right to both of you, and forget keeping up with celebrity couples. This year’s wedding guide is designed to make planning a wedding easier, to take some of the anxiety and stress out of it by bringing a host of resources together in one place — from venues to cakes to ﬂowers to photographers. Also included in this issue are the stories of a couple betrothed for 71 years, a reverend who was ﬁnally able to marry his long-term partner after the repeal of Proposition , and a bride’s metamorphosis into Bridezilla and back. —Terry Ortega
Megan Barnett (left) and Grant Hermes, who met as undergrads at UCSB, were married at El Presidio Chapel in August 2013. Megan wore a dress from Panache Bridal, and the couple chose the University Club of Santa Barbara for their reception.
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George and Ruby Glass have been sweethearts since high school in Paris, Texas. The couple married in November 1942, moved to Goleta in 1944, and have been here and together ever since.
From Paris continued because George was stationed at the Marine Corp base there. He was shipped oﬀ to Guam but returned to the South Coast after World War II ended on his birthday, August 14, 1945. A few years later, the GI Bill got them their ﬁrst house — the one they still live in today. Santa Barbara was quite bare when Ruby and George arrived; few houses dotted the Riviera, the UCSB campus was an Air Force base, and the population of Santa Barbara was just over 30,000. A visit to their quaint home oﬀ of Cliﬀ Drive proved the octogenarians are still as sharp as a tack. More than two-dozen photo albums — along with a decent collection of clowns and baseball caps — ﬁll the family room. A map of the world covered with color-coded pushpins and thread trace their travels. Plaques from their volunteer work with Athletics Round Table and the Recreation Department cover the walls. But a gold trophy that they won at a dance competition is perhaps their most prized possession.“It wasn’t because we were the best,” Ruby conceded.“It was because we were the oldest on our feet.” Modesty aside, Ruby and George have adventures to boast about. The pair spent 7,161 miles on a Honda CB, only stopping to pitch a tent along the way. And that was just one
trip.“Ruby went through menopause on a motorcycle,” George said, and they both laughed. In addition to bike trips, the pair has been on 20 lengthy sea cruises and has walked on every continent except Antarctica. They got back from Cairo, Egypt, just a month before the city’s 2011 uprising. But the glamorous — and not so glamorous — vacations came only after decades of good, old-fashioned hard work. They dedicated 20 years to a small grocery store (the Handy Food Market located on Milpas St.) that they owned while they raised their three boys, Tom, Rick, and Ron. After that, Ruby taught special education for 28 years at a handful of public schools in the Santa Barbara Uniﬁed School District.“My mother is just like the Energizer rabbit,” Tom, the oldest, said. “She just keeps on ticking and doesn’t slow down.” Such verve is even clearer when you look at their work at Pine Mountain Club, where the Glasses built an entire two-bedroom cabin — from pouring the foundation and installing the septic tank — and took their grandkids once their boys had families of their own. “If you see them, you will know that this is a couple that, after 71 years of marriage, there is still a spark there,” said Tom. — Kelsey Brugger
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Robert (pictured left) and Thomas met more than three decades ago but were only able to tie the knot last August when the Supreme Court made gay marriage legal.
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historic rulings for gay rights on June 26, 2013 — invalidating California’s Proposition 8 and striking down the federal Defense of Marriage Act — Rev. Thomas Anastasi, the minister of Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Goleta, was in West Hollywood. When the verdicts were issued, Anastasi said,“massive instantaneous celebration” broke out in the area, with prominent impromptu political support from the mayors of West Hollywood and Los Angeles and even Governor Jerry Brown. And when Anastasi received calls shortly thereafter from members of his church saying,“Okay, we’re ready,” he and his longtime partner, Robert Holler, decided that August 3, 2013, would be the perfect date for their wedding. It was on that day — 32 years prior, in 1981 — that Anastasi, then a traveling musician, met Holler in a small town in Pennsylvania, and they became a couple. Before making Santa Barbara their home in 2012, Holler and Anastasi traveled around the country until 1984, when they headed to Berkeley so that Anastasi could attend seminary school. From there, they made their way to Seattle, where Anastasi — today an interim minister at Live Oak — led a parish for 20 years. When support for gay marriage failed to gain traction in Washington State, Anastasi, 66, decided he would no longer perform weddings until he could participate in his own. But since marrying Holler last year, Anastasi said, “My sign is out now.” They were married on a Saturday afternoon at Live Oak; their wedding was not only the ﬁrst in the church’s new sanctuary but also the ﬁrst legal
same-sex marriage of a clergy person in the area. (Rev. Mark Asman, of Trinity Episcopal Church, married his partner, William Wood, in a religious ceremony in 2011; they wed again on August 11, 2013.) The church’s members handled most of the planning, decorating with rainbow ﬂags and ribbons around the silverware and organizing a potluck after the ceremony. About 120 people attended, including church members, Anastasi’s children and grandchildren, and Holler’s brother. They honeymooned in Monterey and Big Sur. “There was so much love in the air,” said Holler, who fell ill in early 2013 and, as a result, couldn’t walk. But with some help from his physical therapist, he was able to make it down the aisle.“When we ﬁnally got up there, people just started applauding,” Anastasi said.“It was like,‘They made it; they ﬁnally got to the altar.’ It was a very symbolic act.” “It took me a while to believe it — that the state of California would even do such a thing, let alone the federal government,” said Holler, 68. “It was quite an experience. I think I’m still getting used to it.” Anastasi agreed, saying that he grew up in an age — in Tennessee, no less — when same-sex love was “not on the radar.” But times are changing for the better, they said, with Anastasi adding that he hopes their wedding can inspire gay teenagers and young adults who may feel scared of how society will receive them. “To see these old guys get married — this is a vision of what can be,” Anastasi said.“I would love for that to be what our wedding means: something to give younger kids a sense of hope of who they are and how they can make it if they just hold on.”
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A Wedding at a Glance
Duncan Wright and his longtime love Celia made their union official last May under sunny Santa Barbara skies. The following is Celia's tear-sheet version of their nuptials. LOCATION: Duncan and I got married at Singleton Pavilion at Elings Park, in a ceremony under the trees. Our good friend and KJEE deejay Bernie Baggs was our oﬃciant. We wrote our own ceremony, including our vows, and had a blueberry-tree-planting ceremony as the unity symbolism. THEME: The theme of our wedding was early-1900s garden party: Downton Abbey meets Mark Twain. The groomsmen (and one groomswoman) wore vests with cravats, bow ties, etc. The bridesmaids each wore a different dress by vintage-inspired fashion designer Nataya (natayadresses.com). FLOWERS: The ﬂowers were a combination of seasonal, local ﬂowers that included peonies. Our ﬂorist was Tracey
Duncan and Celia pose under an oak tree in Elings Park. A detail of Celia’s wedding dress. Keeping to the wedding theme of an early-1900s garden party, the groomsmen (middle) wore vests and neckwear, while the bridesmaids (bottom) donned vintage-inspired frocks.
Morris from Ella & Louie (ellaandlouie.com). MUSIC: KCSB deejay Darla Bea Smith was in charge of the tunes.
DANCE: Our ﬁrst dance was to “Little Trip to Heaven” by Tom Waits.
CATERER: Lazy Acres provided the food. It made sense for us to use them since it is our favorite market in town, and we wanted the emphasis of the food to be local and organic. They also made our amazing strawberry shortcake, which wasn’t a typical wedding cake but was super delicious. People still talk about that cake!
SEATING: We had banquet-style seating that was arranged to create a square with the dance ﬂoor in the middle. As Duncan is from England, our tables were named after pubs that we had been to, or that Duncan had worked at, loved as a young man, etc. (e.g., The Queen’s Head, The King’s Arms, The Adam and Eve). The table names were put into brass frames that I spent a year scouring thrift stores and antique shops to ﬁnd.
DRINKS: Our bartender was S.B. artist David Diamant (davidjdiamant.com). The signature cocktails were “The Celia” (a lavender vodka lemonade) and “The Duncan” (basically a Manhattan). We also had beer and wine.
HONEYMOON: We spent our honeymoon sailing the Adriatic Sea oﬀ of the coast of Croatia. Duncan was the captain, and I was the crew: an exciting end to a wonderful weekend!
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My Kind of Bridezilla How Planning My Wedding Made Me a Monster
he traﬃc downtown
is crawling this morning. The car in front of me is apparently being operated by someone very old, very stoned, or both. By the time I get to the caterer’s oﬃce, my jaw is locked tight as a vice, and I’m digging my nails into the meat of my palm. I wish the Perrier she oﬀers me were spiked with vodka, and I hardly even drink. And it’s only 10 a.m. What’s my problem, you ask? I’m planning my wedding. I never thought it would come to this. As a girl, my dream was to become a dancer, a painter, and a baker; boys simply didn’t factor in. If you’d asked me about marriage in my late teens, I would have pronounced that love aﬀairs were ﬁne, but I wanted nothing to do with an archaic Despite her initial protestations about having a tradition that subjugated traditional wedding, Elizabeth and Steve have decided women and treated them like on a few of the classics — a white bridal dress, for chattel (little chance of that at example. Still, the couple keeps things light and fun. the time; I didn’t even shave just found a variation on a theme. Moët my legs). & Chandon or mineral water, heirloom Anyway, I got older. I had love aﬀairs, roses or wildﬂowers in a jam jar; it was some of which became relationships. really all the same. The details of the wedOne by one, they ended. And then, rather unexpectedly, I met someone whose com- ding were just an elaborate distraction from the enormity of marriage. pany I thought I’d like to keep for the rest I sympathize with poor Bridezilla. Marof my life. riage is a big commitment. It’s scary. It’s That’s when the crazy started. much easier to control a single party than “I’m not going to wear a white dress,” the rest of one’s life. And no one seems to I insisted.“I don’t want a tiered wedwant to hear from the bride-to-be that ding cake. Deﬁnitely no bridesmaids or right alongside the joy and excitement and groomsmen.” As long as I resisted the romantic visions of growing old together trappings of a traditional wedding, I sit feelings of loss, disorientation, and reasoned, I could sidestep the stress. No grief. way was I going to be suckered into a lavI’m delighted to be committing myself ish ordeal that cost more than my entire to a partner who shouts “Yay!” every time graduate-school education. Above all, I I walk in the door — but that also means would not become one of those unfortuI’m giving up my membership in the nate women who, in her determination to single-ladies club. I’m looking forward to pull oﬀ a fabulous party for all her friends a lifetime of shared adventures, but I’m that simultaneously expresses her utterly also saying good-bye to the adventures of unique personality and partnership, the past. I’ve ﬁnally ﬁgured it out: The true becomes a screeching banshee who ﬁres source of my joy and my panic has little to her caterer and throws a tantrum over the do with the wedding and everything to do unavailability of wild orchids in Decemwith the marriage. ber in Wisconsin. So, I’m dropping my Bridezilla routine. I scoﬀed at the idea of formal ﬂoral We won’t have a tiered cake, but I will arrangements. I sneered at the suggestion wear a white dress. There won’t be a ring that I might hire a wedding coordinator. bearer or a ﬂower girl, but there will be a The stronger my resistance grew to all deejay. things wedding, the clearer it became: I It’s going to be a great party. I promise was throwing my own kind of tantrum. not to bite oﬀ any heads. I hadn’t avoided Bridezilla at all — I’d
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/: Fatoumata Diawara This rising star of African music has had to overcome her culture’s attitude toward women to create her joyous mix of ancestral Wassoulou traditions with jazz, pop, and funk. pm. Campbell Hall, UCSB. $-$. Call -. Read more on p. . /: Grant Application Workshop The Fund for Santa Barbara’s Spring GrantMaking Cycle is underway, and the deadline is March . If you are considering applying for a grant, or if you’d like to learn more about the Fund, you are encouraged to attend. -:pm. Goleta Valley Community Ctr., Hollister Ave., Goleta. Free. Call -.
/: Fundraiser and Screening: Running for Jim This is the inspiring story of record-breaking high school running Coach Jim Tracy, his battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease, and the championship team that brought his story international attention. Proceeds from this Beating the Odds Fundraiser beneﬁt Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. :pm. Lobero Theatre, E. Canon Perdido St. $-$. Visit lobero.com or call -.
/: Classic Arpana: Ramya Harishankar and the Arpana Dance Company This live ensemble, which includes a violinist, a vocalist, and a Mridangam player, will accompany torch bearers of the centuries-old South Indian dance tradition. pm. MultiCultural Ctr., UCSB. $-$. Call -. /: Mind and Supermind:
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/: The VADA Draw This fundraiser for Santa Barbara High School’s Visual Arts & Design Academy will have original artwork from more than community artists and celebrities. The price of the ticket includes entry for two, an original work of art, a foundry tour, food and drink, and music and dancing. -pm. S.B. Art Foundry, Santa Barbara St. $ for two. Visit vadasbhs.org or call - x. Read more on p. .
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/: Wiggly Storytime Bring your babies and toddlers to the library and spend a little time being silly, singing songs, and listening to short stories :-am. Faulkner Gallery, E. Anapamu St. Free. Call -.
Rigpa, national spiritual director for the western U.S., will give a special talk on how we can transform our daily diﬃculties into the spiritual path to a life of joy and peace of mind. pm. Center Stage Theater, Paseo Nuevo. $.-$. Visit centerstagetheater.org or call -.
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/: A Lecture by Noam Chomsky A philosopher, cognitive scientist, logician, political commentator, activist, and professor, Noam Chomsky (pictured) will talk about two potentially existential threats to our world: the continued threat of nuclear war and the crisis of ecological, environmental catastrophe. The event is sold out, but the lecture will be live audio–streamed courtesy of KCSB. In Santa Barbara, tune in to . FM, or listen online from anywhere in the world at kcsb.org. :pm. Lobero Theatre, E. Canon Perdido St. Call -.
/: David Sedaris Back for his yearly visit, Sedaris (pictured) will read selections from his recent work in an evening of sly, self-deprecating wit and addictive storytelling. Books will be available for purchase and signing following the talk. pm. Arlington Theatre, State St. $-$. Visit thearlingtontheatre.com or call -.
/: The Making of a Mandala Tibetan Lama Losang Samten will oﬀer an illustrated explanation of the meaning and the making of mandalas (geometric designs constructed from sand that sym-
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Fukushima Commemoration The World Business Academy and the United Nations Association of Santa Barbara and Tri-Counties are holding a reception commemorating the Fukushima nuclear power disaster. Speakers include a Japanese Buddhist monk who will set out to walk to the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant the next day; Dr. Jerry Brown, who will release the dramatic results of the Academy’s Diablo Canyon Radiation-Health Study; and
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TUESDAY 3/4 /: Scene Workshop with HBO’s In Treatment A screening of the HBO series In Treatment will be followed by a Q&A and scene workshop facilitated by TV writer Alison Tatlock and TV director Paris Barclay, president of the Directors Guild of America. pm. Pollock Theater, UCSB. Free. Call -.
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/: College Basketball: Biola at Westmont In their ﬁnal regular-season double-header, Westmont’s women are priming for a return to the NAIA National Championships, where they made a historic run to the title last year. They entered the week ranked No. in the NAIA with a - record. Three other teams will go into the Golden State Athletic Conference women’s tournament with national rankings, including No. Vanguard (- entering the week). Westmont’s men will face an uphill climb in the conference tournament. The Warriors (-) will be ﬁred up for this game, as Biola is their longstanding rival. They have the Eagles where they want them; Westmont was - on its home court through last week. Women: :pm; men: :pm. Murchison Gym, Westmont, La Paz Rd. Free-$. Call -.
/: Interfaith Peacemaking: Healing the World with Najeeba Syeed Miller An
experienced peacemaker, Professor Syeed-Miller (pictured) will discuss the building blocks for fostering peace, providing real-life examples and stories as illustrations. pm. MultiCultural Ctr., UCSB. Free. Call -. /: Timothy Egan Pulitzer Prize–winning author Timothy Egan will discuss the relationship between Teddy Roosevelt and his chief forester Giﬀord Pinchot, conservation, and other issues raised in his New York Times best-selling book The Big Burn. pm. Campbell Hall, UCSB. Free. Call -.
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/: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra The Vienna Philharmonic is considered one of the world’s ﬁnest and, as André Previn said, “incapable of producing an ugly sound.” Come and witness for yourself. pm. Arlington Theatre, State St. $-$. Ages +. Call -. Read more on p. .
ROGERS /: Screening: Linsanity This ﬁlm chronicles the dramatic rise of Harvard alum Jeremy Lin, who scored more points in his ﬁrst ﬁve NBA starts than any player in the league’s modern era. pm. MultiCultural Ctr., UCSB. Free. Call -.
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/: Food Allergy Symposium Food Allergy Research & Education will host this minisymposium aimed at helping participants understand and manage food allergies. Speakers include Vincent C. Tubiolo, MD, and family therapist, parent coach, author, and speaker Bette Levy Alkazian, MA, LMFT. -pm. S.B. Central Library, E. Anapamu St. Free. Ages +. Call () -.
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Goddesses: Mysteries of the Feminine Divine Joseph Campbell gave more than 20 lectures and workshops on goddesses. Safron Rossi, Ph.D. edited these talks into a new volume titled Goddesses: Mysteries of the Feminine Divine. In her talk, Safron will demonstrate how his work displays a complex and deep sensitivity to feminine divine figures as symbolizing the archetypal energies of transformation, initiation, and inspiration. Sunday, March 9th 2:00–4:00pm at OPUS Archives and Research Center at Pacifica Graduate Institute, 801 Ladera Lane, Santa Barbara $45 General Admission $35 Students, Seniors, Pacifica Alumni RSVP to OPUS at 805.969.5750 OPUS Archives and Research Center is the home of the archival collections of Joseph Campbell, Marija Gimbutas, James Hillman, Marion Woodman and others.
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K above: Yair Kaufman and Irene Grinberg relax next to Yair’s motorcycle at the Cold Springs trailhead in Montecito. The two spent the day exploring and taking photos in the hills. “The view was so nice, and I was surprised there was actually some water!” said Grinberg, who recently moved to Goleta from New York City. “I’m really glad to be here and not in the polar vortex,” she added. left: Christine Franklin fills out volunteer applications and reads books at the Courthouse while waiting for the library to open. Franklin, who recently relocated to S.B., enjoys writing short stories and is a public-health microbiologist for the county. “When you work in a lab, you don’t get to see many people, so volunteering is a great opportunity. I especially love working with the youth,” she said.
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Santa Barbara’s newest (and smallest) museum is now officially open, and it’s definitely downtown’s coolest new old thing. This museum of horology (the art and science of measuring time and making timepieces) is called the Bisno Schall Clock Gallery. It’s in the County Courthouse tower with 500 square feet for 4,500 years of chronometer history masterfully depicted from Stonehenge to Santa Barbara in a 60-foot mural surrounding the tower clock’s mechanisms. Albert Einstein believed time was relative and said, “The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.” His 1933 visit to Santa Barbara is shown in the mural. Docents are on hand for questions and information Wednesdays and Saturdays, 1-2 p.m., 1100 Anacapa Street. To schedule special tours, call the Courthouse information booth at 962-6464 or Sue Mellor at 963-5023. — Eric Hvolboll
Santa Barbarans love our Mother, as we prove each April when thousands flock to the annual Earth Day event, which the Community Environmental Council (CEC) has hosted since 1970. In addition to learning about the latest and greatest planet-saving solutions, there is also some great shopping to be had in the Meet Your Makers area. If you are a “maker” yourself — i.e., an artist, designer, crafter, or (healthy) food producer — you can apply for a spot at the festival. It’s a highly curated section to ensure the CEC’s mission for the event is achieved, which is “to provide unique opportunities and events for savvy, conscious consumers to vote for causes and products they believe in and can feel good about.” To apply, email info@ meetyourmakers.org. For more information, visit sbearthday.org. Earth Day takes place April 26, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. and April 27, 11 a.m. 6 p.m. in Alameda Park. — Michelle Drown
Lisa Randall comes to town as part of UCSB’s Arts & Lectures series Saturday, March 8, 3 p.m. at Campbell Hall. $20 general; $10 students. Tickets and info: 893-3535 or artsandlectures.sa.ucsb .edu.
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nocking on Heaven’s Door by all theoretical physicist Lisa Randall isn’t a book I would take to the beach on an August afternoon, though one might argue that it deserves to be read outdoors, in view of the sky and thee horizon, an appropriate place for a book of big, mind-bending ideas about the nature of the universe. I’m the typical layperson for whom Randall wrote this book. She admirably opens a window on the most complex and intricate scientiﬁc theories and notions currently being studied and debated. This is no easy feat, and along the way, Randall touches on the historically contentious relationship between science and religion — an inherently risky proposition for a mass-market book — though, as Randall writes, “Over time, as technology permits us to scale new regimes, science and religion will have more overlapping domains and potential contradictions can only increase.” Technology has changed the way most people live today, as anyone who uses a smartphone and the Internet knows, but what is often forgotten in our rush to embrace technology is the underlying science that makes the latest gadgets and tools possible. Randall is a passionate and proud ambassador for pure scientiﬁc inquiry for its own sake and has an insatiable appetite for understanding the way the world and the universe work, whether this means peering as far as possible into the outer reaches of the cosmos or into the internal structure of matter itself. I confess that swaths of this book sailed right over my head. Despite numerous charts and illustrations, I can’t claim to understand black holes, quarks, string theory, or the Higgs boson much better than I did before, but there was plenty to wrap my head around, such as the chapter titled “Risky Business,” in which Randall contrasts the vastly diﬀerent methods employed by scientists and economists to evaluate risk and probability. Despite her vast accomplishments and fame as a writer and scientiﬁc personality, Randall retains the humility of one acutely aware of — Brian Tanguay just how much she will never know.
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Undeveloping the Future
hat’s the point of living life if you’re not living it well? A simple idea, maybe, but in this ever-more-frenetic world, it seems harder and harder to do. Life catches up to us, business booms, and then, before we know it, our kids are grown and gone. It’s rare that we ever take time to appreciate what we’re doing because we’re too busy doing it. But this is no way to live. Santa Barbaran Adam C. Hall’s debut memoir The EarthKeeper: Undeveloping the Future is this case in print. Written in short bursts of quickmoving prose, EarthKeeper is the story of a man whose years of dog-eat-dog professionalism and bigge bigger/faster/ stron lifestyle stronger even eventually overtake him. After so a soul-stirring epip epiphany, Hall the attempts then to live life, simply better. ply, His story be begins with th author in the a bad way; his j is taking job o his life over (physically, emotionally, and ultimately spiritually) and his home life is steadily coming apart. Reluctant to give up his high level of work success and income (Hall is a high-stakes real estate broker), things deteriorate until one day he hears a voice — literally, a voice (he calls it Laia) — advising him of a diﬀerent path. In short, the unraveling of the author’s life becomes a turning point in his journey. He begins a process of discovery that includes investigating the Incan medicine wheel, discovering shamanism, and other more extreme forms of selfinquiry. Connecting with nature is the thread, and through Hall’s experiences we can see how, like the proverbial onion, layers of self are revealed and his inner nature explored. What Hall discovers is that in order for him to move forward in a positive way, he, the land developer, must “undevelop” himself, that is, take command of the present situation and make a conscious decision to forgive, let go, and move in that positive direction. Not a book that dwells on any one process or gets too sentimental, EarthKeeper is written as a telling of events, pertinent and to the point, intended to help. Written for everyone who’s ever been caught up in the workaday world and knows that there’s something better but forgets to ﬁnd out what that better thing is, the book is a revelation that puts the power of life back into the reader’s hands. Written in easy prose and sectioned into bitesized chunks, it makes for a quick yet moving — Hudson Hornick read.
Adam C. Hall will sign his book Thursday, March 6, 7 p.m., at Chaucer’s Bookstore (3321 State St.). Call 682-6787.
he dreaded word drought has ﬁnally been spoken — although gardeners and farmers have known for at least two years that there was not enough rain coming down, and the sad spectacle of our shrinking reservoirs was unmistakable. California is not only aﬀected by climate change due to greenhouse-gas buildup, but it is also entering a historic dry cycle. Water conservation is now a must, making mulching a necessity. Almost anything can be spread on the ground to help conserve the moisture below, but organic mulches have other important beneﬁts. Layering compost, wood chips, or any organic material on the soil surface will not just reduce water loss, but the breakdown of the layer of mulch will also increase the organic matter component of the soil below, providing microorganisms with a source of food. Numerous studies of soils rich in fungi and other microscopic bein be ings in g sshows gs hows ho ws tthat hatt they work to keep the soil open and increase ha beings
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both the oxygen and water available to plant roots. Some of the fungi are downright magical, too. Mycorrhizal fungi are capable of forming symbiotic relationships with roots and can increase the amount of water the plant is able to access at least sevenfold (maybe more). Mulch also smothers weeds. Plants draw water out of the soil with their roots and release it into the air through the process of transpiration. As each precious water molecule exits through the stomata (microscopic little “mouths” that breathe for the plant) of the leaves, another molecule is pulled into the plant from the soil. Water molecules like to hold onto their neighbor molecules and so form an unbroken column inside the tiny “straws” that serve as the plant’s water transport system. The process is limited by the amount of water available to the roots. When you pull or smother the competing thirsty weeds, you are making more water available to only the desirable plants in your garden. The ideal mulch zone around a tree or woody shrub starts a few inches (three inches for shrubs to 12 inches for larger trees) away from the stem and extends out to the drip line of the plant. The drip line, just as its name implies, is the zone directly under the leaves and branches of the tree. Mulch should never be piled against the trunk, where any wounds (like from the mower or string trimmer) are prime targets for infection. At least three inches of organic material will insulate the soil, reduce evaporation, and contribute to soil health. Monitor their depth and add more as they thin and become less eﬀective — and beseech the powers to grant us at least a slight reprieve from the — Virginia Hayes rainless skies. BARRY WONG
Mountains Author Tim Egan 0n His Book The Big Burn
anta Barbarans know ﬁre. Between 2007 and 2009, four signiﬁcant blazes — Zaca, Gap, Tea, and Jesusita — blackened more than 260,000 acres of city and open space. As such, best-selling author Tim Egan’s book The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America was the perfect choice for this winter’s UCSB Reads program. The Big Burn’s epicenter is the Great Fire of 1910, an inferno that scorched approximately 3 million acres of the U.S. Northwest — speciﬁcally Montana, Idaho, and Washington — in two days’ time. But Egan tells more than just the story of the conﬂagration. He also threads into the story relevant social and political circumstances of the era — a time when the National Forest Service was formed, Teddy Roosevelt created the ﬁrst public parks, the nation was struggling with massive immigration, and racism still had a tight grip on the country. Recently, I spoke to Egan over the phone as he rode a train between tour stops, one of which will bring him to S.B. in the be beginning of March. W What was the genesis for The Big Burn? I grew up in Seattle B
a spent my summers in Idaho and a Montana. There were always and b wildﬁres. … I grew up idolizing big ﬁreﬁghters, the yellow-shirted h heroes who would jump into ﬂame f from a 40-foot steep slope. When I started covering the West for the New York Times, I saw [the Great Fire] in another vein, which was sort of a creation myth of the U.S. Forest Service. I also saw how
it had this domino eﬀect on all future ﬁres and our attitude toward ﬁres, and so the two sort of came together.
HOT WORDS: Pulitzer Prize–winning author Tim Egan comes to S.B. in March as part of UCSB Reads.
There are so many threads in the book. The amount of research you did is impressive. Thank you for saying that.
When I started out, I was going to write a book about this amazing ﬁre, but then I got highjacked by the amazing Teddy Roosevelt and his oddball but fascinating ﬁrst forester, Giﬀord Pinchot. It’s almost an accident of history — had McKinley not been assassinated and Roosevelt not been named president, we probably wouldn’t have the public land legacy in the United States that we have today. … I want people to appreciate not just the magnitude of the ﬁre, but what we have in our public lands and how unique it is — one of those things that makes the United States stand out. I lived in Europe, and public lands are anomalous. It’s a big deal, living in the West, and that’s largely because of [Roosevelt].
How did you get involved with UCSB Reads? They came to me. I’m really ﬂattered. … I mean, it’s an author’s dream to have an entire community reading your work and discussing the implications. I’m a huge believer that there’s no boring history, just boringly — Michelle Drown written history.
Tim Egan will deliver a free talk about The Big Burn at UCSB’s Campbell Hall on Tuesday, March 4, at 8 p.m. Call 893-3535 or visit artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu for info. For the complete interview, visit independent.com/timegan. february 27, 2014
february 27, 2014
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High School Soccer Heats Up The Dons Chalk Up Their Opening Round of CIF Victory to ‘Nosotros’
by John Zant PAUL WELLMAN
t was a golden goal, a match-winner said Hutton, a Santa Barbara native whose in overtime, but it did not have a mother once played on the Dons’ girls’ soccer shooter’s name attached to it. The team. His father, Lenny Hutton, was a player corner kick by Jorge Garcia-Torres in Jamaica.“I’m respectful of Jamaica’s athletic of the Santa Barbara High Dons accomplishments,” said the younger Hutton. was deﬂected in the air, caromed oﬀ the leg of His dreadlocks ﬂy as he races around the soccer a Newport Harbor player, and wound up in pitch. He said he will continue his career at Conthe goal. Perhaps it was the collective will of cordia University in Oregon. the Dons that produced their 1-0 victory in Although he is not a goal-scorer himself, Hutthe opening round of the CIF Southern Secton said his favorite international soccer star is tion Division soccer play-oﬀs last Thursday. Didier Drogba, the powerful striker from the Chalk it up to “Nosotros.” Ivory Coast, while the 56 Barron models him“It’s not the ﬁrst Spanish word I learned, self after another smallish player, the dazzling but it’s probably the ﬁrst I learned to underLionel Messi of Barcelona fame. stand deeply,” Santa Barbara coach Todd With 16 teams vying for the Division title Heil said. “‘Nosotros’ simply means ‘us’ or at the start of the week — including top-ranked, ‘we,’ but here it signiﬁes a sense of family, of unbeaten Loyola — there is no assurance that being together in a big way.” Santa Barbara or Dos Pueblos, much less both of “Nosotros” has been the battle cry on them, will reach the CIF ﬁnal. But in 2010, it hapSanta Barbara’s pitch for 40 years. The Dons pened. The Dons and Chargers faced each other won their ﬁrst CIF championship in 1974 and at UCSB’s Harder Stadium. Santa Barbara, the host school, printed up 7,000 tickets. They all repeated in ’75 and ’76. Their coach was Lito Garcia, a former Dons football player. He were sold, and at least 1,000 more fans ﬂooded forged discipline and teamwork into a collecthrough the gates. The Dons won, 3-0. Heil calls tion of skilled players who had lobbied for the it “my most memorable coaching experience.” addition of soccer to the athletic program. WIPING THE BOARDS: Alan “Big Al” Garcia was in the stands at Peabody StaWilliams has gone on a rebounding rampage dium on Thursday, as was Rudy Ybarra, the star player on the ’74 team, who later coached for the UCSB basketball team. The 68 junior is at the top of NCAA Division with an average the Dons to a fourth CIF title. Heil did not of 12 boards a game. Williams also is eighth in come from their family tree. He grew up in scoring average (22.5). The Big West ConferOrange County and played football, soccer, ence had no choice but to present him with his and baseball at Esperanza High.“I was an record-tying ﬁfth Player of the Week Award of average kid,” he said,“but I really wanted to be the season. Williams and point guard Zalmico a coach someday.” Heil was a UCSB student Harmon, who ranks second nationally in when Ybarra adopted him as an assistant assist-to-turnover ratio, have been UCSB’s most coach, and in 1999, he became the curator of consistent players. The production from the “Nosotros.” “B” brigade — Mitch Brewe, Kyle Boswell, Fifteen years later, Heil is truly one of the Taran Brown, and Michael Bryson — will family. He coached Santa Barbara to two be key Thursday, February 27, when the Gauchos more CIF titles and a state regional champivisit UC Irvine in a showdown for ﬁrst place. onship. This season, he won his 300th game Both teams are 9-3 in the Big West. There is one as head coach. The victory over Newport more chance to catch the Gauchos at home, next Harbor was his 315th. It sent the Dons into a Thursday, March 5, when Hawai‘i comes into the second-round game at Santa Margarita earThunderdome. lier this week with the possibility of hosting a quarterﬁnal game on Thursday, February 27. ADVERSITY: It’s been a tough year for womHeil, who teaches government, economen’s basketball at UCSB. The undersized ics, and history, welcomes the pressure that Gauchos have a ﬁghting spirit, but what they are comes with the high standards set by his preﬁghting for is to stay out of the Big West cellar, decessors. “It’s one of the good things about HEAD-TO-HEAD: Brandon Sanchez (11) of the Dons went up for the ball with Newport Harbor’s a plight that leaves a team out of the conference the soccer program,” he said.“It keeps me on David Mondragon (6) at Peabody Stadium on Thursday in the opening round of the CIF Southern tournament. UC Riverside is currently below my toes.” the Gauchos. Those two teams were playing He turned 40 in the past year and said,“I’m Section Division 1 soccer play-offs. for titles not long ago. It’s like the standings are a lot calmer than I was in my twenties. I’ve back Jumoke Hutton. The rest of the team is mostly under- turned upside down. … Westmont College coach Kirsten grown to understand that the season has to be looked at in its Moore led her team to the 2013 NAIA women’s championclassmen.“The chemistry of this team is outstanding,” Heil entirety.” He doesn’t panic over early-season defeats. The win over Newport Harbor left the Dons with a 19-5-1 record — 8-1 said. “With the amount of youth we have, I don’t think we’d be ship while dealing with the worst sort of adversity: the death of her husband, Alex, seven weeks before the birth of their successful without their buying into what we do.” in their last nine matches. Dos Pueblos High (17-3-3), which was runner-up to daughter, Alexis. Her story has become a national legend, and Barron, who aspires to play professionally in Mexico, said Santa Barbara in the Channel League, also won its CIF the U.S. Basketball Writers Association recently announced the Dons got a wake-up call when Dos Pueblos broke up opener, 2-1 over Chino Hills. The Chargers beat the Dons, 2-1, their late-season winning streak. “We realized we were not that Moore will receive the Pat Summitt Most Courageous on January 30. Heil said that DP juniors Julio Rubio and unbeatable,” he said.“We made some mistakes, but we haven’t Award at the NCAA women’s Final Four on April 6 in NashTim Heiduk are two of the best players his team has faced. ville, Tennessee. conceded a goal since that game.” Santa Barbara has seniors in two key positions — nimble Hutton is a central ﬁgure in the defense that recorded four For more sports, including a weekly highlight schedule, striker Pepe Barron, who has scored 19 goals, and center straight shutouts.“I was born and raised in a soccer world,” see independent.com/sports. february 27, 2014
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PINOT FILES FOR THE PINOT-PHILES 14th ANNUAL PINOT PARTY COMES TO THE BACARA THIS WEEKEND by Matt Kettmann
For the ﬁrst time in its 14-year history, the World of Pinot Noir — one of the most anticipated annual events surrounding the Burgundian grape — will not be held in Pismo Beach. Instead, about 230 pinot pourers for more than 1,700 pinot lovers will descend upon Goleta’s Bacara Resort & Spa this weekend to sip and study this ﬁnicky yet beloved wine grape. Though many of the WOPN (pronounced by veterans simply as “whoppin”) seminars and dinners are already sold out, tickets do remain
n 1971, botanist Michael Benedict and his then-partner Richard Sanford changed the winemaking world by risking everything to plant a vineyard along Santa Rosa Road, by far the coolest, westernmost place attempted for wine grapes on the Central Coast. Forty-three years later, Sanford & Benedict is the jewel of the Sta. Rita Hills appellation, now considered one of the best places on the planet for pinot noir and chardonnay. After selling his interest in 1990 to focus on raising his family, Benedict remained involved only as a consultant on the fringes of the industry for decades. But today, Benedict is back in a very real capacity, establishing a new vineyard (mostly of merlot and cabernet franc) and winery project called Lavender Oak on the eastern edge of Santa Rosa Road. Perhaps more impactful, Benedict is also cheerleading his latest maverick prediction: that the Sta. Rita Hills will be eventually considered one of the best places for growing sparkling wine in the world. “I think it’s the best place for sparkling in North America,” said Benedict last week, while walking through the spindly starts of the new Lavender Oak Vineyard.“You can test that bet in 50 years.” The reason is the climate, speciﬁcally the weather around July and August, when the grapes are accumulating most of their ﬂavors. In the never-too-hot Sta. Rita Hills, the temperatures allow malic acid to accumulate alongside slowing ripening sugars, which together make for the more yeasty bread, brioche, and biscuit qualities desired in bubbly. Recent sips of BrewerClifton’s sparkling D and the base wine for a forthcoming Sanford Winery bubbly revealed those characteristics in spades. This ability is just another component of everything that the full length of the Santa Ynez Valley oﬀers.“We have all of Western Europe compressed into 30 miles, from Champagne down to Naples,” said Benedict, explaining that he and others are trying to do in 40 years what took 2,000-plus years in Europe. “We’re just scratching the surface. Most of the best vineyards haven’t even been planted yet. They’re just being discovered.”
yan Deovlet’s route to winemaking is punctuated by a series of epiphanies, but the ﬁrst didn’t involve wine at all. About a decade ago, he was visiting his ﬁsherman cousin in Hawai‘i, and they were chowing down on a big haul of tuna while sipping some Kona coﬀee from a single plantation nearby. The brew’s intimate connection to place got Deovlet’s mind spinning: As he explained,“I thought about that for a long time.” When he returned to his native California — he grew up in Orange County and studied sociology while playing baseball at UC San Diego — Deovlet heard about an organic-farm program in Australia and was soon working Down Under’s grapevines, eventually tackling New Zealand’s vineyards, as well. Winery gigs at Stephen Ross Wine Cellars in San Luis Obispo, Red Car Wine in Sonoma, and Paul Hobbs’s Viña Cobos in Argentina followed, along with two pinot-speciﬁc epiphanies: the ﬁrst, reading The Heartbreak Grape about Josh Jensen’s quest to build the Calera Winery in Hollister, and then seeing Jensen alongside Richard Sanford and other pinot pioneers at WOPN . “Richard hit it out of the park,” said Deovlet, recalling that the Sta. Rita Hills visionary claimed the grape had magic but required a lifetime of commitment.“That was powerful for me.” So Deovlet approached Sanford, who sold him grapes from La Encantada Vineyard fruit, which Deovlet used to found his eponymous label. With Sanford’s “instrumental” support, Deovlet was soon able to secure fruit from Solomon Hills and Bien Nacido in the Santa Maria Valley, and his production steadily grew to about 1,500 cases today. He’s also the head winemaker at Refugio Ranch, making various white and red blends, and is in the midst of his ﬁrst sparkling wine project with friend McPrice Myers. Deovlet likes to think that he mixes a bit of the old-school techniques with modern winemaking.“To this day, I take a lot of ﬁeld trips,” he said. “I make it a point to pick brains and talk shop and continually evolve my winemaking philosophy.” He’s also in the vineyard often, at least once every 10 days when the fruit is hanging.“When pinot is ready and right, it happens fast,” said Deovlet.“I don’t want to just react when the fruit shows up but to be part of the whole growing season. I would hope all winemakers are doing the same.”
hen sommelier Rajat Parr started a small tasting group with his friend Jasmine Hirsch of Sonoma Coast’s Hirsch Vineyards back in 2011, he didn’t imagine that they’d create a ﬂash point for contemporary wine culture. Today, their pinot-noirand chardonnay-focused In Pursuit of Balance event series — which happens annually in both New York and San Francisco — features less than three dozen wineries that are hand-selected by a committee of experts. They must unanimously agree that a submitted bottling achieves the desired level of “balance,” an elusive state that, in this particular parlance, tends to mean wines that are usually harvested earlier in the season in order to retain more acidity and verve but less overt fruitiness and alcohol. The original motivation was to give an antidote to the over-oaked chardonnays and opulent pinots from California common on grocery-store shelves around the country.“There are producers who look for more elegance and more acidity and whatever you want to call it,” said Parr, who’s behind the brands Sandhi and Domaine de la Côte, both of which will be poured at WOPN this weekend.“It’s not better or worse — it’s just diﬀerent.” However, as the pursuit grows, so, too, does backlash from vintners both young and old. They see the movement as too focused on low alcohol as a measure of wine quality; fear that this move for leaner, very austere wines may push the public toward wines that don’t taste good; and take oﬀense at the implication that wineries not included are not interested in making balanced wines. Parr, who started getting “hate mail” soon after the ﬁrst tasting, understands that there will be opposition once any group tries to set itself apart, but he believes the critiques are misguided.“People say that our wines have to be under 14 percent alcohol, that it has to be this or that, but there are no rules at all,” explained Parr, who just moved into his new home on Santa Barbara’s Riviera.“We don’t want to put anyone down — that’s not the goal. I’m not in the business to ﬁght with people.” Parr believes that, if anything, his group has opened the eyes of the discriminating consumer.“Maybe we’ve made people aware that there is another path, that there is another style,” said Parr.“People can choose for themselves. A lot of people like everything; they like diﬀerent wines on diﬀerent days. It’s not our jobs to tell MORE them,‘You can’t drink this.’ We’re just here to FOOD SEE P. 87 add some color to the mix.” ■ february 27, 2014
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COMMUNITY SPIRIT VADA DRAW TAKES OVER THE S.B. ART FOUNDRY
PLAY THE HITS: The Caverns are (from left) drummer Maxton Schulte, guitarist/singer Sam Kulchin, and bassist Alyssa Davey.
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hat makes art more and the exuberant abstracthan a painting on a tionist Sara Lytle, among museum wall? One many others. answer is the comThis long list of conmunity. Art makes people tributors is an impressive want to go out, linger on the indication of VADA’s streets, and celebrate, and support system — even the art community in Santa Mayor Helene Schneider Barbara is a shining example has contributed a piece. of “creative place making,” Attendees will be included the increasingly popular in The VADA Draw, a ranterm in public planning dom drawing to determine for thriving communities the order the artwork is enriched culturally and chosen; artist’s names are economically by vibrant art revealed after pieces have scenes. Here, it’s composed been selected. of the underlying structure Perhaps the greatest of galleries, museums, univalue is the works created versities, collectives, and colby VADA’s students.“The lectors and the blossoming future of our community, mural movement of Fishthe new artists, are these bon and the Funk Zone. kids,” said Marcy Oswald, On March 1, more than vice president of the 100 community artists and Friends of VADA. “If we celebrities are investing can all come together and NEXT GENERATION: Santa Barbara High School juniors and VADA students Jorge Reynoso and Karla their time and talents at help support VADA, then Villagomez work in front of a mural made by VADA in collaboration with last year’s visiting artist, David Flores. a fundraiser taking place we are investing in the at the Santa Barbara Art future of our galleries and Foundry to support and celebrate another of art by an area artist or celeb. The roster our community.” essential part of the art community in Santa of participants includes mosaic artist Dan The fundraiser will sell out quickly, but Barbara: the Visual Arts and Design AcadChrynko; creator of Stearns Wharf’s Doltickets are still available (for $150 each). They emy, or VADA. A school within a school phin Family Fountain Bud Bottoms; actor, include entry for two, a work of art, a tour at Santa Barbara High, VADA integrates artist, and musician Jeﬀ Bridges; fellow actor of the Art Foundry, and all the food, drink, rigorous academic coursework with project- Billy Baldwin; colorist landscape artist Kit music, and dancing you can manage. based and career-focused art and design Boise-Cossart; Chris Potter and Jeremy So if you’re thinking of going out, lininstruction. Harper of The Oak Group; Santa Barbara gering, and celebrating this weekend, we Saturday’s event is organized by Friends Mesa Artists Ellen Yeomans, Susan Belrecommend you mosey on down to the of VADA, a nonproﬁt organization of loni, and Karin Aggeler; Dorene White and Funk Zone on Saturday night. The VADA parents and community leaders interested Marjorie Palonen of the Montecito Artist Draw takes place March 1 from 7-10 p.m. at in keeping the program alive. The setup is Group; plein air artists B.J. Stapen and Gerry the Santa Barbara Art Foundry ( Santa simple, too; buy a ticket and you’re guarWinant; race car photographer Jesse AlexBarbara St.). For tickets, call 966-9101 x245 — Mitchell Kriegman anteed to walk away with an original work ander; contemporary realist Tom DeWalt; or visit vadasbhs.org.
A NEW HOME Among the changes to Santa Barbara’s arts landscape in 2014 has been the much-anticipated reopening of Santa Barbara Dance Arts (and its nonproﬁt partner, the Arts Mentorship Program) at a new Eastside location: East Cota Street. Located just across from Ortega Park, the new dance digs are an easy walking distance from both Santa Barbara Junior High and Santa Barbara High School. After 17 years of renting various spaces around town, including a long stint at North Calle César Chávez, the popular organization has ﬁnally secured a home of its own. The new building features five dance studios and S.B. a homework lounge, café, and dance store; plans for developOPENS ON THE ment include stadium seating for performances and aerial dance rigging in every studio. In addition to holding daily classes in a range of dance styles that serve more than 1,000 student dancers every year, they oﬀer a rent-subsidy program for other regional arts organizations. Learn all about it at sbdancearts.com or ampsb.org, or by calling 966-5299. — Elizabeth Schwyzer
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GETTINGTHREETOQ’SKNOW THE CAVERNS WITH S.B.’S YOUNGEST CLASSIC ROCKERS
f you’re in the Funk Zone on a Saturday afternoon, more than likely you’re sipping a glass of wine or a frosty beer. In fact, you’re probably having more than one. For those who frequent the patio at Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co., you’ve probably grown familiar to hearing hits from Led Zeppelin or CCR as performed by Santa Barbara trio The Caverns. Sounds by Sam Kulchin, Alyssa Davey, and Maxton Schulte are often familiar but always unique. Seventeen-year-old Schulte rocks out on the drum kit with a conﬁdence and passion unique to his level of experience. Although she began her career as a drummer, Davey now provides the bass lines for most numbers. And Kulchin, the oldest member of the group at age 20, charismatically sings and plucks away on his guitar, grooving to tunes
older than all three members combined. Below, we get to know The Caverns in three questions.
but most venues want the crowd-pleasers. We play covers that we enjoy, though: no Katy Perry.
How did The Caverns come to be? Sam Kulchin: We all met at Dos Pueblos High School. I was in a band called Blue Suns that kind of fell apart. Maxton and Alyssa were in The WahWahs and invited me to jam with them. We would just play instrumentals and ’80s songs. Only around August of last year did we get serious as a band.
How did you score the Figueroa Mountain gig? SK: We sent in a demo that we recorded right here in this room. It was pretty rough but passable. We were invited to play on a Saturday. We played our ﬁrst two songs and Alex [Jones], who does band bookings, leaned over to us and said,“Do you guys want to come back tomorrow?” It was a good ﬁt!
Your sets are primarily cover songs. Have you written any originals? Maxton Schulte: Some. We have to adjust when it comes to originals. We’ll have everything and be like, “Oh crap, what are we going to do about the words?” We jam a lot,
The Caverns resume their residency at Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. ( Anacapa St., Ste. F) every Saturday beginning in April. For more on the band, visit facebook — Lauren Haines .com/thecavernsoﬃcial.
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Photographers Deborah Bay and Sabine Pearlman Are Blowing Up at Wall Space
hotography comes alive in the dynamic tension between what’s been photographed and how the image is made. Internal Ballistics, the current show at wall space gallery featuring Deborah Bay and Sabine Pearlman, captures this tension in two series of images dealing with the business end of ﬁrearms — the ammo. Bay calls her series The Big Bang. In her studio, Bay has photographed bullet holes of all diﬀerent calibers and styles that have been shot
The cross-section approach is clearly what makes the ammo series so special. Besides your aesthetic appreciation of their variety, what else does the view into the way these bullets work say to you? Sabine Pearlman: To me, they are the intersection of stunning beauty, frightening amorality, exquisitely lethal, exacting craftsmanship, and a whole host of other contradictions. The surprising anatomy and beauty of cross sections reﬂects a world of intention back at us. It’s a look under the hood, by which you come to realize that each design is very goal-oriented. With some of them, it’s like getting a glimpse into the psychology of warfare. The images are mesmerizing and also tragic. Photographing the rounds against a clean white background was important to me, to give the ammunition integrity — a life apart from the things people do with them. Why do you think people have made so many different kinds of bullets? SP: The variety of diﬀerent cartridges out there is truly astonishing. Each cartridge is used for a diﬀerent purpose, e.g. hunting, combat, target practice, self-defense, crowd control, etc. Certain rounds are speciﬁcally designed for use on planes — they can hurt a person but won’t puncture an aircraft. Other rounds fall into the category of “obstacle-reduction,” crafted to destroy particularly hard rock, vehicles, or buildings.
by Charles Donelan into Plexiglas, and then blown the images up to many times their original size. At this scale, Bay’s bullet holes become so visually rich that they can be hard to recognize. People have mistaken them for nebulae — images from outer space. Pearlman documents her ammo before it has been shot, close-up and in cross section. Pearlman’s pristine views have none of the chaos and scatter eﬀects that deﬁne Bay’s points of impact. Instead they are all about the organization of destructive energy in potential. Seen at rest,
INSIDE STORY: Sabine Pearlman’s “Ammo No. 8” shows the complex inner structure of three different bullets. Armor-piercing rounds fall under the category of “anti-personnel ammunition.” The list goes on and on, reﬂecting a multitude of desired results for an endless variety of scenarios. How does the absence of the gun from your images work? Are gun people surprised that someone who is so interested in bullets isn’t more interested in guns? SP: The ammunition is what’s hidden — it’s what you don’t usually get to see. It’s unfamiliar territory and therefore, to me, more interesting subject matter. I’m really not sure about what other people think, but I’m always happy when my images provide a ticket to talk rather than a clear-cut answer. When you first saw a cross section of a bullet, did you want to photograph it, or did it take seeing that there were so many different kinds? SP: Both. I was captivated when I ﬁrst saw a cross section, and even more so when I found out about the abundance and variety of ammunition.
with their strike points, charges, and payloads laid bare, these projectiles once again come as a shock. The ﬁrst question they raise is, “How many kinds of bullets are there?” and the sinister answer that quickly follows is, “More than you can imagine.” Taken together, these spectacular and highly pleasurable images foreground a dark paradox at the heart of gun culture. What makes people yearn for more ways of killing — particularly of killing each other — than they could possibly
need? Yet seeing the intricacy of these machines of destruction in tandem with the galaxies of ﬂashing energy released by their impact can induce wonder even in committed gun-control advocates. In order to try to capture a little more of what’s so interesting about Internal Ballistics, I contacted both artists — Deborah Bay by phone from her home in Houston, Texas, and Sabine Pearlman by email. Below are some highlights from those conversations.
When did you first get the idea for these images? Deborah Bay: I was buying Plexiglas in Houston. There was a display in the store that was intended for customers who were interested in buying bullet-proof Plexiglas for drive-through windows or tellers. So it showed the way that the bulletproof Plexi could stop bullets by showing the impact, and I was fascinated by the forms. It was intriguing to me to see the fragments of metal the bullets left in the surface. It was a blazing hot Texas day, but I asked the manager if I could borrow one of the shot-up pieces for a few minutes. I took it into the parking lot, popped the trunk, put it in there to shade it, and took a couple of pictures. From there I was hooked.
HIGH IMPACT: In “9mm Automatic,” Deborah Bay captures the jewel-like shine of shrapnel embedded in Plexiglas.
How has the work been received? DB: Very well. One of the images was on the cover of the British Journal of Photography in May 2013. Sometimes people get confused. One person asked me,“Is that a comet?” Are you ever accused of aestheticizing gun violence? DB: Not yet. I think the work introduces a psychological tension in the viewer.You’re drawn in by the bling of it, the jewel-like tones, but once you start reading the labels, and thinking about the diﬀerent types of bullets and what they were designed to do, I think that initial pleasure can yield to something more disconcerting.
Do you shoot the guns yourself? Have you ever shot a gun? DB: No, I don’t shoot the panels, but yes, I have shot a gun. I took a shooting lesson when I started the project because I felt like I had to know more about that. It was nerve-wracking. I didn’t like the range, with all the shots going oﬀ around you seemingly at random. I thought I might run screaming, but I got through it. What was the motivator for you as an artist to take on this subject? DB: I like issues that require some thought. I like using photography as a way of ﬁnding out what I think. That’s what I’m about, so that’s what my work is about — looking deeply into things. With this project, once I got into it more, I learned to see it as The Big Bang — something more than just bullet holes.
Internal Ballistics is on view at wall space gallery (116 E. Yanonali St., C-1) through Sunday, March 30. Visit wall-spacegallery .com for gallery hours and info.
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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.
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he artist relies on tradition. It’s tradition that gives her bearings and provides the foundation for her work. At the same time, the artist strives to innovate, moving away from tradition to oﬀer something fresh and new. So it is that each year the Santa Barbara Dance Alliance draws together a showcase of new work that both aﬃrms dance traditions and pushes beyond them. Last Friday night at Center Stage Theater, the Alliance presented Kinesis , which included 11 works by area choreographers, companies, and ﬁlmmakers. Among them were pillars of the UCSB dance community Delila Moseley and Valerie Huston, whose contemporary ballet works represented the strong technical foundation that has launched thousands of young dancers from our region over decades. Other longtime contributors to Santa Barbara’s dance scene oﬀered works in diﬀerent genres: Tonia Shimin and Robin Bisio both presented mesmerizing site-speciﬁc dances ﬁlmed by Catherine Bennett, while Misa and Stephen Kelly brought “Alma,” an excerpt from an evening-length work of dance theater based on the life of Slovene/Austrian traveler and writer Alma Karlin. The inﬂuence of these established artists was evident in works by younger members of the dance community. Tracy Koﬀord’s swirling group work “Metamorphosis” reﬂected the rigor and sensibilities of his UCSB dance training, while in Matthew Nelson’s “Apropos,” yoga mats, physical comedy, and a liberal dusting of baby powder echoed the theatrical experiments of the Kellys, with an added spin of social commentary. From classical training to theatrical risk-taking to the ubiquitous presence of popular and commercial dance in today’s culture, the youngest generation of dance artists in this town has access to a full range of aesthetic and technical approaches: thus, Nicole Helton’s blend of acrobatic technique and aggressive athleticism and Brooklyn Hughes’s sophisticated sense of composition in a lyrical, ballet-based idiom. For a sense of where dance in Santa Barbara may be headed, there’s no better indicator than the work of UCSB students and recent graduates. Based on the oﬀerings from Hillary Bassoﬀ and Meredith Cabaniss, it seems young dance makers are using all the tools at their disposal: the lift and poise of ballet, the grounded weight of modern dance, the onstage engagement between dancers that comes from theatrical traditions, and the presentational quality of dance made for TV and ﬁlm. It’s a sign of a healthy dance community that Kinesis returns each year, providing a frame for dancers, dance makers, and dance fans, alike, to consider where dance in our region has come from, where it is today, and where it might be headed next. For supporters of the art form, there could hardly be a more hopeful sight than the group of more than 50 artists who stood together at the ﬁnal curtain call, distinct from one another yet uniﬁed in their commit■ ment to dance.
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INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT Santa Barbara Launches Its First Aerial Dance Festival by Elizabeth Schwyzer
wo weeks ago, this group of international artists “oozes sensuality. You want to watch her walk. She can just had never met. Two days from now, they will sit on stage and make a hand gesture, and you’re riveted.” present an evening-length production — together. Also on the roster this week is Nancy Smith, founder of The show is part of the inaugural Santa Barbara the ﬁrst U.S. aerial dance festival in 1999, and one of PaloContemporary Floor to Air Festival, which launched on ma’s heroes. “Her technique was featured in the ﬁrst book Sunday, February 23. The festival welcomes aerial dance on aerial dance,” Paloma explained. “She rarely leaves her artists and companies from around the world — Costa studio in Colorado — she doesn’t have to; she’s so popular Rica, France, Portugal — as — so it’s a real honor that she’s well as from the east and coming to Santa Barbara.” west coasts of the United Other participants in the States. Aerial dance enthufestival and the public show siasts ages 8 and up will on March 1 include members take part in a full week of of CircusEdge (New York), workshops and rehearsDanzaire (Costa Rica), and als in the lead-up to the L’Envers du Pied (Portugal) grand ﬁnale at the Lobero alongside artists from closer to home, including Santa Theatre. Barbara’s very own La Petite In case the term “aerial dance” leaves you blank, Chouette Aerial Dance Compicture a circus acrobat pany. swinging from a trapeze. What some of the visitNow make that trapeze a ing artists don’t know is that hoop of metal. Or a bolt Paloma has been hard at of silky fabric. Or a rope as work for the past few weeks, thick as your arm. Aerial weaving their distinct creHIGH FLYER: San Francisco–based Chelsea dance is the art of making ative oﬀerings into a cohesive O’Brian is among the aerial dancers descendeach of these incredibly evening-length production. ing on Santa Barbara this week for the firsttechnical apparatuses look Over the course of the festival ever Floor to Air Festival. like the most natural venue week, they’ll work together to for graceful, athletic movedevelop transitions and make ment. It’s an art form that extracts high physical, mental, the show ﬂow seamlessly. That’s no easy task for such disparate artists, especially given some of the theatrical diﬀerand theatrical demands; only the sturdiest stick with it. Given the challenges of their chosen art, aerial dancers ences between American and European aerial traditions. tend to be pretty independent types. Floor to Air orga“The Europeans tend to be more highly theatrical — nizer Ninette Paloma says her primary goal in launching moody,” Paloma noted, adding that she plans to divide the the festival was to foster a spirit of collaboration between show into three sections to allow for shifts in tone. No matter their aesthetic diﬀerences, Paloma thinks aerial artists, who often work in isolation from — even in these artists from around the world form a natural comcompetition with — each other. “You have all these people doing the same thing,” she munity, and she’s intent on drawing that out. She’s rented noted. “Doesn’t it make sense for us to share the struggle one big house for visiting artists, where she hopes they will cook together, eat and drink together, and talk aerial dance and the triumphs?” Apparently, there are plenty of artists whose answer into the wee hours. to that question is “yes.” At last check, Paloma had 48 “I think because of its familial circus roots, our genre registrants signed up for 18 daily workshops covering lends itself to a community spirit,” she explained. “I love everything from ballet and modern dance technique to that sense of sharing, and I like to align myself with people various aerial apparatus: fabrics, sling, kite, lyra, and corde who feel the same way.” One thing’s for sure: By the time the curtain comes lisse among them. Paloma’s is not the ﬁrst aerial dance festival in the states, down on the inaugural Santa Barbara Contemporary but it’s one of few; Boulder, Colorado–based Frequent Fly- Floor to Air Festival, these artists will know each other far ers Productions launched the ﬁrst, and others have since better than they did one week prior. That, Paloma believes, cropped up in New York, Denver, and Chicago. Given the can only be a good thing, for artists and companies, sturelatively small population of Santa Barbara, Paloma’s dents and audience members, and the art form itself. And new festival is certainly among the most ambitious. She’s at the end of the week, Santa Barbara will have truly earned banking on the appeal of the American Riviera to draw its spot on the international aerial dance map. From there, the sky’s the limit. participants from around the globe. She’s also drawing on many years of relationship building with leaders in the world of aerial arts, a number of whom will be teaching and performing in Santa Barbara this week. Santa Barbara’s inaugural Among them is Fred Deb, a graduate of the famed Floor to Air Festival runs Centre National des Arts du Cirque (National Circus through this weekend, with a School) in France and one of the original creators of aerial final performance at the Lobero Theatre fabrics. Deb now runs an aerial dance festival of her own in (33 E. Canon Perdido St.) on Saturday, France as well as heading up her company, Drapés Aériens. March 1, at 7 p.m. For tickets to the show, Paloma waxed rhapsodic as she discussed Deb’s impact on call 963-0761 or visit lobero.com. To learn the art of aerial dance. more about the festival and about the S.B. “It’s amazing to be living in a time when we can work Centre for Aerial Arts, call 284-8785 or visit with someone who actually created the apparatus we’re sbaerial.com. working on,” she said, adding that as a performer, Deb
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INROAD TO BRILLIANCE The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Transmits Schubert, Mahler
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hey impart the sort of awe you would WOW FACTOR: The Vienna Philharmonic feel if the great-great-grandniece of Orchestra returns Johannes Brahms came to town to under the baton of give a piano recital, or if you toured conductor Lorin Maazel. the studio of a wise old violin maker whose line of instruction reached directly to Antonio Stradivari. In a word: transmission — a living link to the past, an unbroken inroad to a source of brilliance. The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (VPO) is widely regarded as the special custodian of the Austrian capital’s musical genius, and that birthright is no small mantle to bear. The A-list of composers who have lived and worked in Vienna includes Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Liszt, Brahms, Wagner, Mahler, the Strausses, and Schönberg. But the authority of the VPO is much more than a matter of geographic coincidence. The orchestra came to birth 172 years ago, when musicians from Vienna’s court opera began performing artistically worthy concerts of Beethoven’s and Mozart’s symphonic works. An independent philharmonic association was established, and to this day, the democratically operated VPO remains a private association of select musicians from the Vienna State Opera, completely free of state and corporate inﬂuence. Put simply, what was begun with civic pride, responsibility, and love has remained so. Beethoven’s preface to his Missa Solemnis,“From the heart, to the heart,” serves as the group’s guiding motto. But the proof is in the sound, and you can hear the Viennese diﬀerence, in style and instrumentation. The orchestra utilizes special clarinets and bassoons, smaller-bore trumpets and trombones, and piston-valve horns, and the use of vibrato by wind instruments is governed by the Viennese style. The orchestra made its Santa Barbara debut three years ago under the baton of Semyon Bychkov, and on Wednesday at the Arlington Theatre, the VPO returns to town, led by Lorin Maazel, an American conductor who has stood before the orchestra for more than 50 years. Maazel was practically born with a baton in his hand. Son of musician-educators, the child prodigy ﬁrst conducted at age 8, and three years later conducted the NBC Symphony Orchestra. VPO President Clemens Hellsberg kindly answered a few questions by email.
The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra made its Santa Barbara debut only three years ago. May I assume there is something especially alluring about a California tour to have brought you back so soon? We have the very best memories of our California tour in 2011 and are grateful to have been invited once again to perform in this great state.
Can you tell us something about the pairing of the two works on the program, Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 , and Schubert’s “Unfinished”? The combination of compositions by Schubert and Mahler
has proven itself time and time again and is appreciated by musicians and audiences alike as a typically Viennese program.
There have been attempts to complete Schubert’s Symphony No. 8, but efforts like this, it seems, are always controversial. I would imagine that the Vienna Philharmonic stays with the two completed movements? Of course, we perform the two-movement
version. The symphony is not only one of the most important in music history, but also a poignant record of Schubert’s life. In this sense, it is a completed masterpiece.
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at the Vienna State Opera (where we perform in the pit as Vienna State Opera Orchestra) in 1993 as Pamina [in Mozart’s The Magic Flute], and she has performed at concerts with us for 20 years — beginning with concerts under Claudio Abbado [who passed away in January] until the recent ones under Franz Welser-Möst. UCSB Arts & Lectures presents the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra at the Arlington Theatre (1317 State St.) on Wednesday, March 5, at 8 p.m. Call 893-3535 or visit artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu for tickets and info.
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he 13th-century Persian poet has become a household name in contemporary America, but few know the name of the scholar who popularized his poems in the West. Since the 1970s, Coleman Barks has been translating the words of Jalal al-Din Rumi into English and bringing Coleman Barks Rumi’s simple language and ecstatic wonder to readers and audiences across the globe. This Sunday, Barks will be in town for an afternoon of music and poetry. Modern poetry tends to be read unaccompanied, but Rumi’s work was intended to be presented alongside music, and often dance. To that end, Barks likes to team with performing artists when he reads Rumi’s work. For his Santa Barbara appearance, he’ll share the stage with his longtime collaborator David Darling, an improvising cellist known for his sensitive, even spiritual approach to music. Over the phone last week from his home in Connecticut, Darling told me of his ongoing collaboration with Barks as “natural and mutually respectful.” “He’s a wonderful human being,” Darling noted, adding that these programs pairing Rumi with improvised cello are among “the most inspired concerts I’ve ever been part of. Everyone leaves the theater uplifted. A lot of that is because of [Barks’s] personality. He’s a Southerner with a drawl and a deep voice. People ﬁnd his delivery comforting and humorous — and he always seems to be amazed by the words that Rumi wrote. Every time, it’s a celebration of the best of human energy.” In recent years, Barks has focused on the powerful friendship between Rumi and Shams Tabriz, a wandering mystic and ﬁerce truth-seeker. The two men shared an intense spiritual and intellectual connection, and Rumi composed thousands of verses honoring his friend and teacher. Their connection is the subject of Barks’s current book project, tentatively titled Soul-Fury and Kindness: Rumi and Shams Tabriz, Their Friendship. Whether in his scholarship or in his performances, human friendship is one of Barks’s primary interests. Those interested in a sneak peek at Barks and Darling’s collaboration can visit the UCSB Arts & Lectures event page, where there’s a link to a YouTube video.“There are so many ways to kneel and kiss the ground,” Barks reads as Darling plucks delicately at the cello strings. There are plenty of other ways to get a taste of this work: Barks’s Essential Rumi and Rumi: The Big Red Book are widely available, as is a set of recordings of Barks and Darling’s collaboration, Just Being Here: Rumi and Human Friendship. Yet there’s no replacement for the experience of hearing Barks and Darling live; every event is unique. That’s because Barks always chooses a different collection of poems, and Darling’s music is never pre-set. “I’m following each word and line in a responsive way,” Darling explained of his approach.“When I improvise, I don’t need to worry about the future. Every new passage, new note, and new rhythm leads to another place.” Rumi, it seems, would approve of this spontaneous, instinctive approach to his poems: Don’t worry about saving these songs! And if one of our instruments breaks, It doesn’t matter. We have fallen into the place Where everything is music. Coleman Barks and David Darling will appear Sunday, March 2, at 3 p.m. at UCSB’s Campbell Hall. For tickets, call 893-3535 or visit artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu.
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"A SPINE-TINGLING SCORE OF RAPTUR OUS MELODIES ." - USA Today
NEW NOTES: Risa Brainin (right, in red) directs UCSB Theater’s Launch Pad program for new plays.
SCULPTING A LIFE
Untitled IV by Ruth Markofsky Premieres at UCSB’s Hatlen Theater by Charles Donelan
play within a play — that’s fairly familiar. But a sculpture within a play? Not so much. Untitled IV by Ruth Markofsky, the new drama by Alison Tatlock that opens this weekend at UCSB’s Hatlen Theater, is named after two of its main characters, the sculptor Ruth Markofsky and her latest large abstract sculpture,“Untitled IV.” The show and Tatlock’s residency with the UCSB theater department represent this year’s installment of Launch Pad, Professor Risa Brainin’s long-running series that gives UCSB students and faculty the opportunity to collaborate with a top playwright on a new work. Previous writer/participants include Beau Willimon (House of Cards). Sitting in the beautifully renovated Hatlen for a recent rehearsal, I got an advance peek not only at the fascinating hulk that set designer Nayna Ramey has created to portray Untitled IV, but also at the performance of Anne Torsiglieri, the UCSB faculty member who plays the artist. While she may play a sculptor in the story, it’s a life that Torsiglieri, along with director Brainin and the rest of the cast, is actually sculpting onstage, and one that’s full of incident, empathy, and historical resonance. The play takes place in Joshua Tree on April 16, 2013. The date is important because, while Ruth Markofsky lives and works in the California desert, she is originally from Boston, and over the course of the play’s 24-hour time frame, and as its events unfold at her home in Joshua Tree, she is continually reminded of her family back east by the news, which concerns the bombing that took place the day before at the ﬁnish of the Boston Marathon. Putting aside the stereotype of the kooky contemporary artist whose head is in the clouds, Tatlock reveals Markofsky as a fully rounded person with many of the same concerns and sensitivities as her friends and neighbors. She faces the challenge of raising her adopted 3-yearold son as a single mother with a mixture of determination and humility. As a ﬁrst-generation American born to Russian immigrant parents, she approaches her career
as a ﬁne artist with a distinctly double consciousness, knowing both how diﬀerent she is from her parents and how much like them she may yet become. In the words of the playwright, Ruth’s hometown pride, awakened by the tragedy at the marathon, precipitates “a personal crisis that resonates with the national crisis.” She has a deadline approaching —“Untitled IV” is scheduled for unveiling at dawn, and it remains unﬁnished — but she also has the well-being of a small child to consider. This latter element is one with which Tatlock is intimately familiar, as she also has a family. “This is the ﬁrst play I’ve written since becoming a mother,” said Tatlock,“and it very much reﬂects my own struggle to balance my creative life with the responsibilities of being a mom.” In addition to the masterful Anne Torsiglieri, the student cast — Adrian Carter, Zackery Humphries, Tonea Lolin, and Skarlett Redd — will be joined by another ﬁne and experienced Santa Barbara actress, Victoria Finlayson of Lit Moon Theatre Company. Musician and composer Randy Tico is working on the score, and the whole process is founded in UCSB’s ongoing commitment to the Launch Pad, which has made developing new plays not only a priority, but a serious commitment. For her part, Tatlock, who has written for HBO (In Treatment) and ABC (Betrayal), has nothing but praise for the program, which she describes as “innovative, exciting, and truly collaborative.”
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Fatoumata Diawara Comes to UCSB by Jake Blair
FINDING FREEDOM IN MUSIC t’s been a while since Fatoumata Diawara has done any signiﬁcant work as an actress, but that doesn’t mean people have stopped asking her about it. “People don’t often know much about what I did as an actress, so when they ask me about that, I just say ‘I am an artist,’” she laughs. “I just like to express myself, through painting, by dancing, writing songs, composing songs, acting. For me, it’s the same. It’s SING IT: Malian songstress Fatoumata Diawara performs for the soul, you know?” at UCSB this week. Diawara’s story is as inspiring as it is fascinating. Born on the Ivory Coast to Malian parents, she has always been ﬁercely independent. Her ﬁrst signiﬁcant role onstage was Antigone (ﬁttingly) in Paris, but it was her performance in 2001’s Sia, The Dream of the Python that made Diawara a beloved ﬁgure in her home region. It also made her a highly sought-after actress. An unmarried woman is considered a minor in Mali, though, and Diawara was quickly forced to retire from acting by her family, who decided it was time for her to settle into an arranged marriage. Spurred by an oﬀer from Jean-Louis Courcoult (director of the renowned French theatre company Royal de Luxe), Diawara ﬂed Mali at the age of 20. She ended up in Paris, where she has lived ever since. Diawara’s singing career began in Parisian nightclubs, where she performed songs she wrote at home, or backstage during tours with the Royal de Luxe. But years down the line, a conversation with Malian musician Cheick Tidiane Seck would bring Diawara back to Mali, a trip that she says ignited her true passions for music and for people. We recently had a chance to talk with Diawara about her life as an artist and musician, her thoughts on European intervention in her home country, and whether she’s gotten used to singing onstage.
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“Wonderfully absurd.” The New York Times You may know comedian John Hodgman as the Resident Expert on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, the nerdy PC in Apple’s PC vs. Mac smackdown ads or the best-selling author of the Complete World Knowledge trilogy. Now the wry arbiter of “deliciously absurd faux facts” (Publisher’s Weekly) plays the ultimate role: himself.
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“The idea that some lives matter less is the root of all that’s wrong with the world.” – Paul Farmer
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Has performing as a musician, rather than as an actress, gotten any easier with time? It’s always diﬃcult, but every time, it’s funny. It’s like
my base place — I feel more comfortable onstage than in life sometimes. It’s strange, because I am very sensitive, but the stage has become where I decompress — where I stretch myself, my body and my soul. The diﬃcult part is, because it’s live, you can never know what is going to happen, even if you’ve played a song a million times. It [feels] like the ﬁrst time every time, with the same intensity. The risks that you take are the same every time. That is also what makes it nice, though, because every day, every time, it’s new. I love that. It’s like emancipation. Freedom.
Are you enjoying writing as much as you used to, then? Oh my, yes. I love to write new songs. I always have a guitar. Even if I am tired, I just sing tired — my tired song. Music is natural.
You mentioned painting earlier. How often do you paint? I
haven’t really, but I want to take a lesson. I never took lessons for singing or playing guitar, but painting … Sometimes, when I look at the sky, I can see different forms of things, like weird animal-human faces. I’d like to learn how to share them with people.
How does performing in the United States compare to playing in Europe or Africa? Are American audiences noticeably different? No, it’s the same. There’s a little diﬀerent energy. But when people are moving on the same time, you forget where you are. Music becomes very powerful. It reminds you that we are one world, that we are all the same, with red blood, and we just want to have a good time. Music is medicine for everyone, whether you are white or black or yellow. Music can unify people. You forget the place, the town, everything. And I love that power. I love that. Fatoumata Diawara performs at UCSB’s Campbell Hall on Thursday, February 27, at 8 p.m. Call 893-3535 or visit artsandlectures .sa.ucsb.edu for tickets and info.
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New Edition The Spring Quartet. At the Lobero Theatre, Tuesday, February 18. Reviewed by Charles Donelan
here’s no better example of the way that great rhythm sections have transformed jazz in the postmodern era than drummer Jack DeJohnette, who brought his latest (and one of his greatest) quartets to the Lobero on Tuesday, February 18. The Spring Quartet consists of DeJohnette on drums, keyboards, and melodica, along with Joe Lovano on sax and ﬂute; Esperanza Spalding on bass, vocals, and sax; and Leo Genovese on piano, a variety of keyboards, and sax. Lovano and Spalding are well known — he as the genius reedman and top saxist of his generation, and she as the multitalented, Grammy Award– winning next big thing in jazz. Pianist Leo Genovese, who has worked closely with Spalding on several of her recent projects, ought to be better known, and it’s likely that his work in this jazz supergroup will make that happen. Ever since he began recording and performing with his Special Edition groups in the late 1970s, DeJohnette has demonstrated a mastery of balancing experimentation with tradition. In this format, and with Spalding clearly egging him on, the mix veers toward the out-there, as on “Herbie’s Hand Cocked,” a brilliant DeJohnette original that had the group sprinting through suitably dense progressions with awesome precision. Some delightfully strange things happened; at one point, all the players except the drummer picked up saxophones for a tune, and the evening was rendered hauntingly beautiful by Spalding’s subtle, heartfelt contributions. We should hope to be hearing more from this promising new edition.
A Hint of What’s to Come FMLYBND. At SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, Saturday, February 22. Reviewed by Jake Blair
n the ﬁnal weeks preceding the release of their ﬁrst oﬃcial full-length album, Isla Vista’s FMLYBND gave a sold-out crowd at SOhO a glimpse of what the future holds for the uplifting synth-rock outﬁt. Opening band Givers & Takers played a set that was admirable — one that would leave the semi-grungy surf rockers exhausted and covered in sweat and the crowd buzzing before FMLYBND even hit the stage. Once they did, they appeared minus drummer Ethan Davis and kicked oﬀ their set with “Electricity,” the Internet chart-topper that has become the band’s calling card. “I can’t believe they’re already playing this song,” remarked one concertgoer. “I know, right?” responded another. FMLYBND would get through two of their most recognizable tracks within the ﬁrst 15 minutes of their Saturday-night set, but bouts of celebratory dancing and audience sing-alongs would persist for the remainder of the evening, thanks to a crowd composed of the band’s friends, family, and (now, more than ever) hometown fans. If this marks some kind of mild transformation for the group, then the timing couldn’t be better. The next few months will see FMLYBND not only unveil their biggest record to date but also perform at the X Games in Austin, Texas, as part of a lineup that includes the likes of Kanye West, The Flaming Lips, and Wavves. It seems “Isla Vista’s FMLYBND” is now just FMLYBND. And everyone already knows that there are no vowels.
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FRI, FEB 28 / 8 PM / ARLINGTON THEATRE $45 / $35 / $25 / $19 UCSB students An Arlington facility fee will be added to each ticket price
David Sedaris reels in his listeners with mordant observations about the absurdities of everyday life – from his penchant for oddities to unnerving and hilarious social situations. (Mature content.)
MIX IT UP by Aly Comingore
An Afternoon of Poetry and Music
Coleman Barks and David Darling, cello
ELECTRIC CITY: New York avant popsters Ava Luna release their sophomore LP, Electric Balloon, this Tuesday. The band plays the Biko Co-op Garage on March 5.
FLOAT ON: There’s something unarguably unique about New York sextet
Ava Luna. Like the bustling port city it calls home, the band boasts a melting pot of ideas, styles, and modes; it’s pop music but thrown through R&B, soul, funk, post-punk, and jazz ﬁlters. In recorded form, the songs are nervous to the point of contention; ideas seem to ﬁght for the spotlight before settling into a toe-tapping groove. As far as comparisons go, 2012’s Ice Level not only placed the band alongside Prince (thanks to frontman Carlos Hernandez’s impassioned falsetto) but also called to mind the herky-jerky qualities of early Dirty Projectors, as well as the soulful synth grooves of Jamie Lidell. This Tuesday, Ava Luna unveils its sophomore album, Electric Balloon. (They play the Biko Co-op Garage the following night.) Like its predecessor, Balloon is brimming with sonic touchstones, but the overall message is a subtly more focused one. Lead single “Daydream” kicks the whole thing oﬀ with a burst of New Wave energy and frenetic electric guitars — a hybridized mix of The Rapture and Remain in Light–era Talking Heads. Later, “PRPL” slowly unfurls over a thumping bass line, with singer Felicia Douglass’s R&B croon gently propelling the arrangement forward. Despite the polarities, Balloon feels strikingly cohesive: a facet that Ava Luna’s members relate in part to the recording style used on this album. “We were really lucky this time out,” said drummer Julian Fader. “We took all of our gear and stuﬀ and went up to our friend’s family’s house in upstate New York. We set up in the living room, which had this big ﬁreplace, and just played. We didn’t really go in with songs, even — a lot of the album just kind of formed while we were messing around in that house.” According to Fader and bassist Ethan Bassford, the experience lent itself to calmer, more experiential writing, and, ultimately, a more focused sound. “It’s more focused in that we were less focused,” laughed Fader. “We weren’t under the gun or worrying about time. We could step away from things if we needed to. There was less pressure, which was great for us.” But while Balloon feels centered, Hernandez refuses to attach a theme to the album, or a speciﬁc story to his lyrics, which he feels are best left up for interpretation. “It’s just fun. It’s just for kicks,” he said of Balloon’s message. “Some of the songs are really sad, they’re personal, and they tell the stories of these really painful moments, but I think it’s handled with a maturity, with the ability to say to someone,‘Okay, this happened to me,’ and then walk away from the situation a bigger, better person. For me, for the time being, I think it’s just about those small moments.” Ava Luna plays the Biko Co-op Garage ( Sueno Rd., Isla Vista) on Wednesday, March 5, at 7:30 p.m. with openers Krill and Sun Daes. For info, visit sbdiy .org. Electric Balloon comes out March 4 on Western Vinyl.
ALSO THIS WEEK: While we’re speaking on bands of the hybridized and oﬀ-kilter variety, we should mention Portland passers-through Sama Dams, who plug in at Warbler Records & Goods on Thursday, February 27, for a free in-store performance at 5 p.m. A blend of math rock and avant pop, their tunes run the gamut from spastic to downright folksy and are sure to serve as a wonderful soundtrack to the return of Warbler’s long-hiatused in-store schedule. Welcome back, friends! Also this week, S.B. rapper T Fresh headlines a day and night of music at UCSB’s Corwin Pavilion on Saturday, March 1. The 12-hour Dance Marathon kicks oﬀ at noon and ends at midnight, and funds raised at the event will be donated from the Children’s Miracle Network at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. For info and a full lineup of performers, visit dancemarathonucsb.com. ■
Soul-Fury and Kindness: Rumi and Shams Tabriz, Their Friendship THE ESSENTIAL
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The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America TUE, MAR 4 / 8 PM / UCSB CAMPBELL HALL Egan will discuss the fire and the larger story of Teddy Roosevelt and his chief forester Gifford Pinchot, who pioneered conservation – the idea of public land as our national treasure.
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This inspiring human rights advocate and author of a highly praised new novel, Radiance of Tomorrow, will share his story and shed light on critical issues related to children and war. Books will be available for purchase and signing at each event
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Architectural Foundation Gallery – California and China: Watercolors by David Brain, through Feb. ; Peggy Ferris: All Atwitter, Mar. - Apr. . E. Victoria St., -. Art, Design & Architecture Museum – Artist-in-Residence Fran Siegel: Translocation and Overlay, through Apr. ; Duke and the Masters: The Sedgwick Collection, through Apr. ; Alice Aycock Drawings: Some Stories Are Worth Repeating, Early Work, through Apr. . University Rd., -. Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts – California Fibers, through Mar. . Ojai-Santa Paula Rd., Ojai, -. Casa de la Guerra – I See Beauty in This Life: A Photographer Looks at 100 Years of Rural California, through Apr. . E. De la Guerra St., -. Casa Dolores – Tree of Life, through May ; Multiple permanent installations featuring Mexican folk art. Bath St., -. Channing Peake Gallery – Inside/Outside: Santa Barbara Art Association, through May . S.B. County Administration Bldg., E. Anapamu St., -. Karpeles Manuscript Library and Museum – Masha Keating, through Mar. ; multiple permanent installations. W. Anapamu St., -. Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara – Almost Anything Goes: Architecture and Inclusivity and Bloom Projects: Zack Paul, Geometric Landscapes, through Apr. . Paseo Nuevo, -. Rancho La Patera/Stow House – Multiple permanent exhibits hosted by the Goleta Valley Historical Society. N. Los Carneros Rd., Goleta, -. S.B. Historical Museum – Lockwood de Forest: Luminescent Santa Barbara, through Mar. ; The Story of Santa Barbara, permanent exhibition. Free admission. E. De la Guerra St., -. S.B. Maritime Museum – Surface Tension by Pamela Zwehl-Burke, through Mar. ; Lost Surf Art Posters of Santa Barbara by Rick Sharp, through April. Harbor Wy., #, -. S.B. Museum of Art – Heavenly Bodies, through May ; Religious Images of the Christian East, through Mar. ; Alice Aycock Drawings: Some Stories Are Worth Repeating and Michelle Stuart: Drawn from Nature, through Apr. ; Degas to Chagall: Important Loans from the Armand Hammer Foundation and the Collection of Michael Armand Hammer and Martin Kersels’s Charm series, ongoing exhibitions. State St., -. Ty Warner Sea Ctr. – Multiple permanent installations. Stearns Wharf, -. Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art – Walking in the Spirit: American Visionary Artists, through Mar. . La Paz Rd., -. Wildling Museum – Hawai‘i’s Endangered Birds by Marian Berger, through Mar. ; On Nature's Terms, through Apr. . -B Mission Dr., Solvang, -.
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Atkinson Gallery – Ann Diener, through Feb. . Cliﬀ Dr., Rm. , - x. Artamo Gallery – Monthly shows featuring new works by gallery artists. W. Anapamu St., -. Bronfman Family Jewish Community Center – S.B. Printmakers Juried Winter Exhibition , Mar. - May . Chapala St., -. C Gallery – Peg Grady, Heidi Petersen: Line Squared, Mar. -. Bell St., Los Alamos. -. Cancer Ctr. of S.B. – Art Heals, a permanent exhibit. Pueblo St., -. Divine Inspiration Gallery of Fine Art – Mike Rider: Tales from Three Cities, through Apr. . State St., -. Gallery Los Olivos – Christopher Brown, through Mar. ; Erin Williams Watercolors: Spring Fling, Mar. -. Grand Ave., Los Olivos, -. Grossman Gallery – Bob Hamilton and Leslie Sevier, through Feb. . Lompoc Public Library, E. North Ave., Lompoc, -. Hospice of S.B. – Tana Sommer: Color Haven, through Apr. ; permanent installations by painter Mary Heebner. Alameda Padre Serra, Ste. , -. Jane Deering Gallery – Geoﬀrey Bayliss: The Linocut Prints, through Mar. . E. Canon Perdido St., -. Faulkner Gallery – Walk With Nature: The Oak Group Paints the Garden, Mar. -. E. Anapamu St. -. Los Olivos Café – Pamela Zwehl-Burke: Beyond the Surface, through Mar. . Grand Ave., Los Olivos, -. Marcia Burtt Studio – Ian Roberts, Marilee Krause, through Mar. . Laguna St., -. The Pickle Room – Jimmy’s in Chinatown, through Mar. . E. Canon Perdido St., -. Porch Gallery Ojai – Judy Ragagli: Barbie: An American Icon, through Mar. . E. Matilija St., Ojai, () -. S.B. Tennis Club – Mark Robert Halper: Between Seer and Seen: Art + Love, through Mar. . Foothill Rd., -. Seven Bar & Kitchen – Kinetic Aesthetic: Paintings by Stuart Carey, through Feb. . Helena Ave., -. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club – Madeline Garrett: Lost & Found, through Mar. . State St., -. Sullivan Goss, An American Gallery – Santa Barbara Old School, through Mar. ; In Defense of Beauty: Leon Dabo’s Floral Oils, through Apr. ; The Winter Salon: 2014, through May . E. Anapamu St., -. wall space gallery – Internal Ballistics: Photography of Deborah Bay & Sabine Pearlman, through Mar. . E. Yanonali St., C-, -.
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Veteran Middle East peace negotiators, Ambassador Dennis Ross and Ghaith al‑Omari, discuss the framework of principles for the negotiations leading to a two‑state solution to the Israeli‑Palestinian conflict soon to be unveiled by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. Drawing upon decades of experience, they will compare the “Kerry Plan” to previous peace proposals and analyze the likelihood of its adoption. Ambassador Dennis Ross, counselor and William Davidson Distinguished Fellow at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, served as special assistant to President Obama, National Security Council senior director for the Central Region, and special advisor to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. For more than twelve years, Ambassador Ross played a leading role in shaping U.S. involvement in the Middle East peace process and dealing directly with the parties in negotiations. Ghaith al‑Omari, Executive Director of the American Task Force on Palestine, previously served in various positions within the Palestinian Authority, including Director of the International Relations Department in the Office of the Palestinian President, and advisor to former Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas. In these capacities, he provided advice on foreign policy—especially vis‑à‑vis the United States and Israel—and security.
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Mostly Killed 3 Days to Kill. Kevin Costner, Hailee
Steinfeld, and Amber Heard star in a film written by Luc Besson and Adi Hasak and directed by McG.
Reviewed by Josef Woodard
multi-personality mess of a ﬁlm that manages to mildly entertain in spite of itself, Days to Kill might as well be subtitled “ Genres to Kill” … or at least to beat up a bit. In one corner, we have the dogged trying-to-retire CIA operative (Kevin Costner) sucked into one more case of international badass chasing in Paris and Serbia. In another plotline corner, we have the absentee father trying to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter. And then there are the incidental plot twists, like a cancer-heightened “getting aﬀairs in order” narrative (we know cancer is in the wings when our protagonist coughs in his ﬁrst scene), and the gunplay-ful and chase-sceneequipped action stuﬀ, with Francophonic criticisms of the violent American “cowboy” tendencies. The mind dizzies in the face of it all and ultimately yawns. Blame it on the convergence of moviemaking energies not necessarily in sync with some higher purpose, or even a genre focus. French action man Luc Besson penned the script and inserts such signature touches as a sexily stiletto-and-wig-wielding CIA femme fatale (Amber “I’m everybody’s type” Heard), à la the Besson classic La Femme Nikita. Then there’s director McG, who has dealt with hyphenated action cinema before with Charlie’s Angels. Costner doesn’t muster up much energy or interest in the acting part of his gig here, nor is he required to. It is enough for him to wallow in his half-smirking stubbly cool, a vibe
BORED TO DEATH: Kevin Costner gives a languid performance as a CIA operative fighting for his life in 3 Days to Kill. he has been working since his best ﬁlm role, Bull Durham. On the whole, McG and co. have cooked up a strange McMovie that never really ﬁnds its groove, yet it somehow manages to push entertainment buttons along the way. There are kinetically staged action scenes of the computergame style and warm human-interaction moments of the ﬂirtatious, father-daughter, and post-separation makeup sorts. It’s almost worth two killable hours in the multiplex, especially given our lowered quality standards for the dogs of February’s movie-release schedule. ■
Pompeii. Kit Harington, Emily Browning, and Kiefer Sutherland star in a film written by Janet Scott Batchler and directed by Paul W.S. Anderson.
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Reviewed by D.J. Palladino
ur boy has ﬁnally found his voice. For all of us super-patient fans of action auteur Paul W.S. Anderson (not the guy who made frogs rain on the San Fernando Valley in Magnolia — the other Paul Anderson) will experience a long-delayed sense of triumph upon watching Pompeii. Who knew the director of the dazzling yet forgettable Resident Evil series and the cartoonishly over-complicated (read: stupid, failed) Three Musketeers reboot was destined to come of age with sword-and-sandal ﬁreworks? It wasn’t obvious, but Pompeii works PAUL’S PEAK: Emily Browning stars alongside Kit because Anderson abandons all hope of rising Harington (Game of Thrones ) in B moviemaker Paul above the material. Except for a few nods to W.S. Anderson’s high-lava mark, Pompeii. existential questioning at the beginning and end of this ﬁlm, the spectacle you want is the But the main reason to see Pompeii is Emily Browning, spectacle you get. Anderson doesn’t gum up the works with anachronistic whose soulful slow burn has elevated a number of pulpy technologies either; his only lapse from purism here is yet artsy pretension ﬁlms, from Sucker Punch to Sleeping the understandable sin of hybridizing a lot of B-movie Beauty. A young Australian of mesmerizing features, she material into one junk blockbuster. This ﬁlm combines also manages to dignify sordid proceedings with practiced Gladiator and Conan the Barbarian with just a smidge of grace here, playing against a smarmy Kiefer Sutherland as classic chariot opera, à la the Sophia Loren cauldron-boiler a corrupt Roman senator. It’s a villa full of bad acting that The Fall of the Roman Empire. But the plot’s main thrust, so only Browning’s presence can save. The rest of it is just CGI to speak, is rocking a costume drama into a disaster ﬁlm. glory. Outer-space debris, tsunamis, and walking dead Sure, volcanic money shots consume the last 20 minutes, may try to give pleasurable divine-retribution thrills, but but it’s hubris versus ecological disaster; it’s not even really nothing delivers brimstone like volcanoes, and this one is ■ a totally classic disaster. escapist.
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The following films are playing in Santa Barbara FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, THROUGH THURSDAY, MARCH 6. Descriptions followed by initials — DJP (D.J. Palladino), JW (Josef Woodard) — have been taken from our critics’ reviews, which can be read in full at independent.com. The symbol ✯ indicates the film is recommended.
FIRST LOOKS 3 Days to Kill
(117 mins.; PG-13: intense sequences of violence and action, some sensuality, language)
Reviewed on page 81. Camino Real/Paseo Nuevo
(105 mins.; PG-13: intense battle sequences, disaster-related action, brief sexual content) Reviewed on page 81. Camino Real (2-D)/ Metro 4 (2-D and 3-D)
In Secret (101 mins.; R: sexual content, brief violent images)
In this almost-artful and sensually suspenseful period piece, an adaptation of Émile Zola’s Thérèse Raquin, writer/director Charlie Stratton traverses the line between literature-based art-house fare and the guilty pleasure of melodramatic excess, ultimately succumbing to the latter. But along the way, we are lavished with some impressive 19th-century textures and morality plays in the streets of Paris, with love and lust brewing and festering beneath the vintage surfaces. In Secret, originally given the subtler and more Zola-centric title Thérèse, is essentially a tale of sex and death and the tangled matrix of emotions of our illfated heroine Thérèse (Elizabeth Olsen), an orphaned young woman beholden to a domineering surrogate mother ﬁgure (Jessica Lange) who binds her in marriage to her pale, oily-coiﬀed, and ineﬀectual son (Tom Felton). We know about Thérèse’s simmering and unfulﬁlled sexual longing from a scene early in the ﬁlm, when she gazes with writhing desire at a shirtless ﬁeld worker in action. She ﬁnds her match after moving with the family to Paris, in the form of a coworker and would-be artist (Oscar Isaac) who handily seduces her. To the ﬁlm’s credit, the sensual and romantic heat between the secret lovers is palpable, to the degree of making their love-saving shift to the evil side understandable. Along with that shift, the narrative’s attention to bodies and anatomy moves from sexuality to more morbid terms. Death rears its head at various points, including recurring themes of cadavers in a morgue, both remote and
personal, once criminal deeds enter into the clandestine love story. While the performances are generally strong, Lange is something else to behold as a manipulative woman we both loathe and sympathize with. We just wish we cared or believed in the characters at ﬁlm’s end, by which time the slide into sentimental torpor has put a retro-pulpy spin on things. (JW) Plaza de Oro
PREMIERES 300: Rise of an Empire
(102 mins.; R: strong sustained sequences of stylized bloody violence throughout, a sex scene, nudity, some langauge)
Greek general Themistocles leads his army against invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes. Arlington (2-D)/Camino Real (2- D and 3-D)/ Metro 4 (3-D) (Opens Thu., Mar. 6)
The Last of the Unjust (220 mins.; PG-13: some thematic material)
Claude Lanzmann’s documentary takes a look at the Holocaust through interviews with Benjamin Murmelstein, the president of Theresienstadt’s Jewish Council of Elders and the only Jewish Elder to survive the war. Plaza de Oro Non-Stop (106 mins.; PG-13: intense sequences of action and violence, some language, sensuality, drug references)
An air marshal (Liam Neeson) is called upon during a transatlantic ﬂight when he receives a series of text messages demanding that the airline transfer money into an oﬀshore account. Camino Real/Metro 4 Son of God (138 mins.; PG-13: intense and bloody depiction of the Crucifixion, some sequences of violence)
Diogo Morgado takes on the role of Jesus in this epic tale of the great leader’s birth, cruciﬁxion, and resurrection. Fairview/Fiesta 5
The Wind Rises (126 mins.; PG-13: some disturbing images, smoking)
Animated visionary Hayao Miyazaki writes and directs his ﬁnal ﬁlm, a look at the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the inventor of the Japanese ﬁghter plane during World War II. Paseo Nuevo
SCREENINGS 300 (117 mins.; R: graphic battle sequences throughout, some sexuality, nudity) King Leonidas and his 300 men ﬁght the Persian army at Thermopylae in 480 bce.
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)
Thu., Mar. 6, 5:30pm, Arlington (2-D)
Generation War (270 mins.; NR) In 1941 Berlin, ﬁve friends eager to become heroes embark on an adventure that will forever change the face of Europe. Presented in two parts as part of the Santa Barbara Film Fest Showcase Film Series. Part two will screen on Wed., Mar. 12. Wed., Mar. 5, 7:30pm, Plaza de Oro
Linsanity (89 mins.; PG: some thematic
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) Fiesta 5 (2-D)
Evan Leong directs this documentary about New York Knicks basketball sensation Jeremy Lin. Wed., Mar. 5, 6pm, UCSB’s MultiCultural Center
Out of the Furnace (116 mins.; R: strong violence, language, drug content)
After his brother mysteriously disappears and the police refuse to help, a man (Christian Bale) takes matters into his own hands. Despite its stellar cast and great promise, Out of the Furnace ends up being an interesting couple of movies, never successfully stitched together. (JW) Fri., Feb. 28, 7 and 10pm; Mon., Mar. 3, 7 and 10pm, Isla Vista Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte
Particle Fever (97 mins.; NR) Mark Levinson’s documentary follows six scientists during the launch of the Large Hadron Collider, the massive experiment that could explain the origin of all matter. Thu., Mar. 6, 7:30pm, UCSB’s Campbell Hall
NOW SHOWING ✯ About Last Night
(100 mins.; R: sexual content, language, brief drug use)
Two new couples journey from the world of one-night stands to real-life relationships. Somehow, in some way, About Last Night is one of those rare movies that manage the balancing act of the warm fuzzies and the nasty scuzzies, in close proximity and interwoven as it goes. (JW) Fiesta 5
✯ American Hustle (138 mins.; R: pervasive language, some sexual content, brief violence)
David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook) writes and directs this drama about a 1970s con man and his partner, who are forced into working for a loose-cannon FBI agent. Russell’s latest ﬁlm takes its place in the ranks of conning-the-conner cinema lorded over by greats like The Grifters and Catch Me If You Can in which wits and kitsch prevail even as violence lurks around every corner. (JW) Paseo Nuevo
✯ Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues: Super-Sized R-Rated Version (143 mins.; R: crude and sexual content, drug use, language, comic violence)
San Diego newsman Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) travels to New York for a job at the ﬁrst 24-hour news channel. Rather than the mere condescending tweak of 1970s local news, Anchorman actually tries to score satiric points. Of course, the whole movie’s ﬂocked with jokes calibrated for stoner-quality quoting, too. (DJP) Fiesta 5
✯ August: Osage County (121 mins.; R: language including sexual references, drug material) Three strong-willed sisters converge on their childhood home following a family
(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. Gloria is a disarmingly engrossing, altogether-remarkable piece of cinema, principally thanks to the quiet charismatic force that is actress Paulina García. (JW) Riviera
✯ The Lego Movie
(100 mins.; PG: mild
action, rude humor)
A lowly Lego mini-ﬁgure is mistakenly recruited to help stop an evil tyrant from gluing the universe together. The nature of Lego is the creation of lands, environments, and worlds, and the true strength of this wacky movie is the way it keeps breaking walls and entering new dimensions. (DJP) Fairview (2-D)/
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“[One of] the most beguiling talents to hit the world music scene in some time.” The Telegraph (U.K.)
Inspired by ancestral Wassoulou traditions, as well as jazz, pop and funk, Diawara’s arresting music is a joyous mix of vibrant and understated melodies soaring over intricate guitar and percussion arrangements. Debut album: Fatou (2012). Media Sponsors:
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“A sweet voice, as warm as the Hawaiian sun.” The Seattle Times Reichel performs intoxicating music, hypnotic chant and mesmerizing hula that represent the very best of traditional and contemporary Hawaiian music and dance today. Be transported to the islands by his soothing vocals and entourage of enthralling performers. Event Sponsors: Sue & Brian Kelly
Fiesta 5 (2-D and 3-D)
The Monuments Men (118 mins.; PG-13: some images of war violence, historical smoking)
An unlikely World War II platoon is charged with returning Nazi-stolen art masterpieces to their rightful owners. Bill Murray, George Clooney, and Matt Damon star. Despite its major players, not much in the way of acting is required in this sentimental and fairly inert ﬁlm, and not much is oﬀered. (JW)
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✯ 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 RoboCop (117 mins.; PG-13: intense sequences of action including frenetic gun violence throughout, brief strong language, sensuality, some drug material)
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(Mar. 21 - Apr. 19): The battles you’ve been waging these last 10 months have been worthy of you. They’ve tested your mettle and grown your courage. But I suspect that your relationship with these battles is due for a shift. In the future they may not serve you as well as they have up until now. At the very least, you will need to alter your strategy and tactics. It’s also possible that now is the time to leave them behind entirely — to graduate from them and search for a new cause that will activate the next phase of your evolution as an enlightened warrior. What do you think?
(June 21 - July 22): The 19th-century American folk hero known as Wild Bill Hickok was born James Butler Hickok. At various times in his life, he was a scout for the army, a lawman for violent frontier towns, a professional gambler, and a performer in Buﬀalo Bill’s Wild West show. Women found him charismatic, and he once killed an attacking bear with a knife. He had a brother Lorenzo who came to be known as Tame Bill Hickok. In contrast to Wild Bill, Tame Bill was quiet, gentle, and cautious. He lived an uneventful life as a wagon master, and children loved him. Right now, Cancerian, I’m meditating on how I’d like to see your inner Wild Bill come out to play for a while, even as your inner Tame Bill takes some time oﬀ.
TAURUS (Apr. 20 - May 20): “Life is like Sanskrit read to a pony,” said Lou Reed. That might be an accurate assessment for most people much of the time, but I don’t think it will be true for you in the coming days. On the contrary: You will have a special capacity to make contact and establish connection. You’ve heard of dog whisperers and ghost whisperers? You will be like an all-purpose, jack-of-all-trades whisperer — able to commune and communicate with nervous creatures and alien life forms and pretty much everything else. If anyone can get a pony to understand Sanskrit, it will be you.
GEMINI (May 21 - June 20): Does Kim Kardashian tweak and groom her baby daughter’s eyebrows? They look pretty amazing, after all — elegant, neat, perfectly shaped. What do you think, Gemini? HA! I was just messing with you. I was checking to see if you’re susceptible to getting distracted by meaningless ﬂuﬀ like celebrity kids’ grooming habits. The cosmic truth of the matter is that you should be laser-focused on the epic possibilities that your destiny is bringing to your attention. It’s time to reframe your life story. How? Here’s my suggestion: See yourself as being on a mythic quest to discover and fully express your soul’s code. Homework: What is the best gift you could give your best ally right now? Testify at FreeWillAstrology .com.
LEO (July 23 - Aug. 22): “If I was a love poet,” writes Rudy Francisco, addressing a lover, “I’d write about how you have the audacity to be beautiful even on days when everything around you is ugly.” I suspect you have that kind of audacity right now, Leo. In fact, I bet the ugliness you encounter will actually incite you to amplify the gorgeous charisma you’re radiating. The sheer volume of lyrical soulfulness that pours out of you will have so much healing power that you may even make the ugly stuﬀ less ugly. I’m betting that you will lift up everything you touch, nudging it in the direction of grace and elegance and charm.
VIRGO (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22): “You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take,” says hockey great Wayne Gretzky. In other words, you shouldn’t be timid about shooting the puck toward the goal. Don’t worry about whether you have enough skill or conﬁdence or luck. Just take the damn shot. You’ll never score if you don’t shoot. Or so the theory goes. But an event in a recent pro hockey game showed there’s an exception to the rule. A New York player named Chris Kreider was guiding the puck with his stick as he skated toward the Minnesota team’s goalie. But when Kreider cocked and swung his stick, he missed the puck entirely. He whiﬀed. And yet the puck
kept sliding slowly along all by itself. It somehow ﬂummoxed the goalie, sneaking past him right into the net. Goal! New rule: You miss only 99.9 percent of the shots you don’t take. I believe you will soon beneﬁt from this loophole, Virgo.
LIBRA (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22): If you are the type of person who wears gloves when you throw snowballs, Germans would call you Handschuhschneeballwerfer. They use the same word as slang to mean “coward.” I’m hoping that in the coming days you won’t display any behavior that would justify you being called Handschuhschneeballwerfer. You need to bring a raw, direct, straightforward attitude to everything you do. You shouldn’t rely on any buﬀers, surrogates, or intermediaries. Metaphorically speaking, make sure that nothing comes between your bare hands and the pure snow.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21): In his song “th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy),” Bruce Springsteen mentions a disappointing development. “That waitress I was seeing lost her desire for me,” he sings. “She said she won’t set herself on ﬁre for me anymore.” I’m assuming nothing like that has happened to you recently, Scorpio. Just the opposite: I bet there are attractive creatures out there who would set themselves on ﬁre for you. If for some reason this isn’t true, ﬁx the problem! You have a cosmic mandate to be incomparably irresistible.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21): “Some people say home is where you come from,” says a character in Katie Kacvinsky’s novel Awaken. “But I think it’s a place you need to ﬁnd, like it’s scattered and you pick pieces of it up along the way.” That’s an idea I invite you to act on in the coming weeks, Sagittarius. It will be an excellent time to discover more about where you belong and whom you belong with. And the best way to do that is to be aggressive as you search far and wide for clues, even in seemingly unlikely places that maybe you would never guess contain scraps of home.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19): What words bring the most points in the game of Scrabble? Expert Christopher Swenson says that among the top scorers are “piezoelectrical” and “ubiquitarianism”— assuming favorable placements on the board that bring double letter and triple word scores. The ﬁrst word can potentially net 1,107 points, and the second 1,053. There are metaphorical clues here, Capricorn, for how you might achieve maximum success in the next phase of the game of life. You should be well informed about the rules, including their unusual corollaries and loopholes. Be ready to call on expert help and specialized knowledge. Assume that your luck will be greatest if you are willing to plan nonstandard gambits and try bold tricks.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18): Sorry to report that you won’t win the lottery this week. It’s also unlikely that you will score an unrecognized Rembrandt painting for a few dollars at a thrift store or discover that you have inherited a chinchilla farm in Peru or stumble upon a stash of gold coins half-buried in the woods. On the other hand, you may get provocative clues about how you could increase your cash ﬂow. To ensure you will notice those clues when they arrive, drop your expectations about where they might come from.
PISCES (Feb. 19 - Mar. 20): Avery, a character in Anne Michaels’s novel The Winter Vault, has a unique way of seeing. When he arrives in a place for the ﬁrst time, he “makes room for it in his heart.” He “lets himself be altered” by it. At one point in the story, he visits an old Nubian city in Egypt and is overwhelmed by its exotic beauty. Its brightly colored houses are like “shouts of joy,” like “gardens springing up in the sand after a rainfall.” After drinking in the sights, he marvels, “It will take all my life to learn what I have seen today.” Everything I just described is akin to experiences you could have in the coming weeks, Pisces. Can you make room in your heart for the dazzle?
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Bistro/Cafe JACK’S BISTRO & “FAMOUS BAGELS” 53 South Milpas (In Trader Joe’s Plaza) 564‑4331; 5050 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria 566‑1558. $ Extensive menu, beer & wine, on site catering ‑ Call Justen Alfama 805‑566‑1558 x4 Voted BEST BAGELS 16 years in a row! www.bagelnet.com
Cajun/Creole THE PALACE Grill, 8 E. Cota St., 963‑ 5000. $$$. Open 7 days, Lunch 11:30a‑ 3p, Dinner 5:30p, V MC AE. Contemporary American grill w/ a lively, high‑energy atmosphere & fun, spontaneous events. Featuring fine grilled steaks, fresh seafood, delicious pastas, select American Regional specialties, like Blackened Crawfish‑ stuffed Filet Mignon, Louisiana Bread Pudding Souffle. Cajun Martinis, unique beers & well selected wine list. Lunch starts early enough for a late breakfast & ends late enough for an early supper. Voted “Best Team Service” since 1988. Rave reviews in Gourmet Magazine, Gault‑Millau Travel Guide, Zagat & Sunset Magazine.
OPAL RESTAURANT & Bar 1325 PACIFIC CREPES 705 Anacapa St. State St. 966‑9676 $$.Open M‑S 882‑ 1123.OPEN Tues‑Fri 10a‑3p & 11:30a & 7 nights 5p. V MC AE Local’s 5:30p‑ 9p, Sat 9a‑9p, Sun 9a‑3p From Favorite, Eclectic California Cuisine the flags of Bretagne & France to the fuses creative influences from “Au revoir, a bientot”; experience an around the world with American authentic French creperie. Delicious Regional touches: Chile‑Crusted crepes, salads & soups for break‑ Filet Mignon to Pan‑ Seared Fresh fast, lunch & dinner. Tasty Crepe Fish & Seafood, Homemade Pastas, Suzette or crepe flambee desserts. Gourmet Pizzas, Fresh baked Breads, Specials incl. starter, entree & des‑ Deliciously Imaginative Salads & sert. Homemade with the best fresh Homemade Desserts. OPAL radiates products. Relax, enjoy the ambi‑ a friendly, warm atmosphere graced ence, the food & parler francais! Bon by our fun efficient Service, Full bar, Appetit! pacificcrepe.com Martinis, Wine Spectator award‑win‑ ning wine list, private room. Lunches PETIT VALENTIEN, 1114 STATE are affordable and equally delicious. ST. #14, 805‑966‑0222. Open M‑F 11:30‑ 3pm (lunch). M‑Sat 5pm‑Close PIERRE LAFOND Wine Bistro (dinner). Sun $24 four course prefix 516 State Street 962‑1455 $$ dinner. In La Arcada Plaza, Chef Open Every Day M‑F 11a‑9p Sat/ Robert Dixon presents classic French Sun 9a‑ 10p Brunch Sat/Sun 9a‑3p comfort food at affordable cost Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. A local in this cozy gem of a restaurant. favorite since 1993. California cui‑ Petit Valentien offers a wide array sine showcasing the best local prod‑ of meat and seafood entrees along ucts. Steamed Mussels, Flatbreads, with extensive small plates and a Grilled Duck Breast, Vegetarian wine list specializing in amazing dishes, Sherry Wine cake, Wines quality at arguably the best price from around the world. Happy Hour in town. A warm romantic atmo‑ Mon‑Sat 4:30‑6:30. Sidewalk patio. sphere makes the perfect date spot. www.pierrelafond.com Comfortable locale for dinner parties, or even just a relaxing glass of wine. Reservations are recommended.
YEN CHING 2840 De La Vina St. 682‑ 7191 7 days/wk M‑Sun 11a‑9p, ALL YOU CAN EAT Buffet: Lunch M‑F 11‑2 Sat & Sun Lunch 11‑2:30, Dinner Buffet 5:10‑8:30 incl all you can eat steak, shrimp & crab legs‑ Discounts for kids. Owner /Chef Joe Tzeng‑ Master Chef 25+yrs serving traditional Mandarin & Szechuan delicacies. All day take out‑ FREE delivery after 5pm
Coffee Houses SB COFFEE Roasting Company 321 Motor Way SB 962‑5213– NOW WITH FREE WI‑FI! Santa Barbara’s premiere coffee roasting company since 1989. Come in for the freshest most delicious cup of coffee ever and watch us roast the best coffee in town at our historic Old Town loca‑ tion ‑ Corner of State & Gutierrez. Gift baskets, mail order & corporate gifts avail. sbcoffee.com.
Ethiopian AUTHENTIC ETHIOPIAN CUISINE Featured at Petit Valentien Restaurant 1114 State St. #14, 805‑966‑0222. Open Sat‑Sun Lunch ONLY 11am‑2:‑ 30pm. Serkaddis Alemu offers in ever changing menu with choices of vegitarian, vegan, and meat options. Catering Avaliable for parties of up to 40 people.
RENAUD’S PATISSERIE & Bistro, 3315 State St. in Loreto Plaza, 569‑2400 & 1324 State St. Ste N 892‑2800 $$ M ‑ Sat 7‑ 5, Sun 7‑3 & M‑Sun 7‑ 3 Wide selection of whole‑ some French pastries. Breakfast & lunch menu is composed of egg dishes, sandwiches & salads rep‑ resenting Renaud’s favorites. Our Brewed coffees & teas are proudly 100% Organic.
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KYOTO, 3232 State St, 687‑1252.$$. Open 7days M‑F 11:30a‑2p; Sat Noon‑ 2:30p Lunch; Sun‑Thur 5‑10p Dinner, Fri‑Sat 5p‑10:30p.Complete Sushi Bar. Steak & Seafood Specials! Sashimi, Teriyaki, original Japanese appetiz‑ ers & Combination Boat Dinner. SB’s only TATAMI Rooms reservations sug‑ gested. Beer, Wine & Sake.Take Out. Birthday customers get FREE tempu‑ ra ice cream & photo on our website! KyotoSB.com
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DARGAN’S IRISH Pub & Restaurant, 18 E. Ortega St. (next to lot 10) SB, 568‑0702. $$. Open 7 days 11:30a‑ Close (Food ‘til 10p, 11p on Sat/ Sun). AE MC V Disc. Authentic Irish food & atmosphere in downtown SB. Specialties from Ireland include Seafood & Meat dishes. Informal, relaxed pub‑style atmosphere. Live music Thursday nights. Children wel‑ come. Avail. for private parties. Pool & Darts.
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.
Mexican PALAPA 4123 State St. 683‑3074 $$ BREAKFAST 7am daily. Big Breakfast burritos, machaca, chorizo & eggs, chiliquiles, Organic mexican cof‑ fee & Fresh squeezed OJ, pancakes, omelets & lunch specials. Fresh sea‑ food dinners.
SOJOURNER CAFÉ, 134 E. Canon Perdido 965‑7922. Open 11‑11 Th‑Sat; 11a‑10:30p Sun‑Wed. SB’s natural foods landmark since 1978 Daily soups & chef’s specials, hearty stews, fresh local fish, organic chick‑ en dishes,salads & sandwiches & award winning dessert . Espresso bar, beer, wine, smoothies, shakes & fresh juices sojournercafe.com
Steak RODNEY’S Grill, 633 East Cabrillo Boulevard at The Fess Parker – A Doubletree by Hilton Resort 805‑564‑ 4333. Serving 5pm – 10pm Tuesday through Saturday. Rodney’s Grill Menu is Fresh and New. Featuring all natural hormone‑free beef and fresh seafood, appetizers, and incredible desserts. The place to enjoy dinner with family and friends by the beach. Private Dining Room for 30. Full cock‑ tail bar with specialty cocktails. Wine cellar with Santa Barbara County & California best vintages by‑the‑glass www.rodneyssteakhouse.com
YOUR PLACE Restaurant, 22 N. Milpas St., 966‑5151, 965‑9397. $$. Open Mon 4‑9:45pm Tues‑Thurs & Sun 11: 30a‑9:45p, Fri/Sat 11:30a‑10:30p. V MC AE. Your Place NATURAL CAFE, 508 State St., 5 blocks from beach. 962‑9494 Goleta‑ ‑ The One & Only. Voted “BEST THAI FOOD” for 26 years by Independent 5892 Hollister 692‑2363. 361 Hitchcock Way 563‑1163 $. Open for lunch & din‑ and The Weekly readers, making us ner 7 days. A local favorite for dinner. a Living Legend! Lunch & dinner Voted “Best Lunch in Santa Barbara” specials daily. Fresh seafood & tasty vegetarian dishes. Santa Barbara “Best Health Food Restaurant” “Best Restaurant Guide selected us as the Veggie Burger” “Best Sidewalk Cafe Best Thai Restaurant for exceptional Patio” “Best Fish Taco” all in the dining reflected by food quality, ser‑ Independent Reader’s Poll. Daily vice & ambiance. Specials, Char‑Broiled Chicken, Fresh Fish, Homemade Soups, Hearty Salads, Healthy Sandwiches, Juice Bar, Microbrews, Local Wines, and the Best Patio on State St. 9 loca‑ tions serving the Central Coast. www.thenaturalcafe.com
ALDO’S ITALIAN Restaurant 1031 State St. 963‑6687. $$ Open 7 days. Lunch & Dinner. V MC AE DC DV. Local SB favorite for over 25 years offers fast, friendly service in the heart of downtown. Dine outdoors in our heated courtyard. Enjoy new home‑ style cuisine like Chicken Parmigiana or Fresh Fish specials in a comfort‑ able, romantic atmosphere. Vegan & Gluten‑ Free Pasta and Salad Options available. Wine & Beer. Full menu at: www.sbaldos.com
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Falling somewhere on the wine aging continuum between oak barrels and steel tanks are large clay pots know as amorphae, and though once preferred en masse by the ancients, these terra cotta vessels are on the comeback trail. This small batch sauv blanc (52 cases) from McGinley Vineyard in Happy Canyon reveals the intriguing results: papaya, peach, and bananas off the nose, with a vivid freshness that might be overpowered by oak, followed by crisp apple and a lush mouthfeel once sipped, a well rounded experience that a steel process may have made too sleek. Made in Paso Robles by Vailia Esh, who is a member of the hard‑working, artisanally minded Plough Wine Group along with Sans Liege, Folkway, Field Recordings, and Herman Story, this is just one of the selections she’ll be showing off at the next Garagiste Festival at the end of March. See californiagaragistes.com for tickets and desperada.com for info.
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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 restau‑ rants 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 loca‑ tion. We are Santa Barbara’s pre‑ mier wine retailer, offering a wide variety of local and imported wines. Our diverse assortment of wine comes from the world’s fin‑ est vineyards with prices starting around $9. View our full inventory @ www.renegadewines.com. We store
your wine. 3000sq feet of temp. con‑ trolled wine lockers; 8 case lock‑ ers‑300 case rooms. Off‑street park‑ ing. 2 blocks from State St. (2nd driveway @ 126 E. Haley) Monthly tastings & private tastings avail‑ able. We ship wine. Keep in touch: Facebook, Google+, Twitter
Wineries/Tasting Rooms BABCOCK WINERY & VINEYARDS. 5175 HWY 246 Sta. Rita Hills. 805‑736‑ 1455 Open 10:30‑5 p.m. daily. For 30 years Bryan Babcock has been honing his craft. Venture into beautiful wine country and savor his extraordinary collection of high‑ ly expressive single‑vineyard Pinot Noirs rarely offered outside of the winery. Sample highly acclaimed Chardonnays, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris. Cabernet and Syrah sourced from warmer SB Co. locales are voluptuous. Taste wine and shop for eclectic gifts in a newly reno‑ vated, vintage inspired atmosphere. www.babcockwinery.com SANTA BARBARA Winery, 202 Anacapa St. 963‑3633. Open Sun‑ Thurs 10a‑6p & Fri‑Sat 10a ‑ 7p, small charge for extensive tasting list. 2 blocks from both State St & the beach. This venerable winery is the county’s oldest‑ est.1962, and offers many internationally acclaimed wines from their Lafond Vineyard in the Santa Rita Hills. Try some of Winemaker Bruce McGuire’s small production bottling.www.sbwinery.com
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or only the third time in more than 40 years, Taﬀy’s Pizza at De la Vina Street has new owners, as Casey and Shaina Groves took over the historic pizzeria earlier this year. “Being longtime loyal customers of Taﬀy’s, we knew that this was the next adventure for our family when the opportunity to buy this landmark arose,” said Casey. “With Shaina’s background in the restaurant industry and my entrepreneurial streak, this was the perfect ﬁt.” Taﬀy’s Pizza was established in 1973 by the original owner, who had A NEW ERA: Casey and Shaina Groves, with daughter Lily, have taken grown up in the 1930s-era home that over Taffy’s Pizza at 2026 De la Vina Street. eventually became the restaurant. The building, located a half-block up from online ordering for more than 60 restaurants between Mission Street, was also home to a small retail busiIsla Vista and Carpinteria, many of which previously ness and an ice-cream shop before Taﬀy’s. lacked their own delivery service. The service allows In 1983, Greg and Tammy O’Brien took over the customers to order online for delivery from restaubusiness and grew Taﬀy’s relationship with the comrants like Silvergreens, South Coast Deli, S.B. Chicken munity for 30 years. The O’Brien family hand-selected Ranch, Chili’s Bar & Grill, Crushcakes & Café, and the Groves out of a number of interested buyers.“We more, which are delivered directly to their door or are excited to carry on the traditions of Taﬀy’s,” said business. The delivery fee is $4.99, and delivery hours Casey. “We are looking forward to making new memare 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. ories with the current and future generations of Santa Barbara County residents in the years to come.” 15TH ANNIVERSARY: Los Arroyos Downtown The Groves plan to keep Taﬀy’s formula for sucwill celebrate 15 years at its current location, West cess intact, including outreach to and sponsorship Figueroa Street, on March 4. From Saturday-Tuesday, programs for numerous organizations, teams, and March 1-4, they will oﬀer their original menu items other community assets, while slowly making adjustments to the menu to reﬂect the Santa Barbara region’s and prices from 1999 including nachos for $4.25 and the Burrito Mojado for $5.50. Los Arroyos will also changing tastes. They have also started opening on have complimentary sweet treats for all customers on Sundays, which was traditionally Taﬀy’s only closed the oﬃcial anniversary day. day. For more information, call 687-3083 or visit taﬀyspizza.com. RUMOR MACHINE: To help keep tumbleweeds JILL’S PLACE TO REOPEN IN APRIL: Reader out of the arid basin formerly known as Lake Meg let me know that Jill Shalhoob has posted a new Cachuma, The Restaurant Gal and I are in full watermessage on the Facebook page for Jill’s Place restauconservation mode. Rather than go down the drain, rant, Santa Barbara Street: “We are ﬁnally recoverour cold shower water now goes to a ﬁve-gallon bucket, ing from the ﬁre we experienced last May that severely which is hand-transported by The Restaurant Guy to damaged the restaurant, forcing a complete remodel a 32-gallon barrel in the kitchen, which then makes its from top to bottom. We used this opportunity to make way through our Coleman Hot-Water-On-Demand your favorite local place even better! The interior has camping pump that is used to clean the dishes each received a major update; ‘back of house’ is completely day. brand new, which includes new cooking equipment At the suggestion of KEYT’s John Palminteri, we to enhance all your JP favorites. Some really tasty and also bought a DIY Rain Barrel Kit that connects our fun new items will be waiting for you too. The team rain gutter to ﬁve empty trash barrels that themselves is doing their best to reopen the restaurant’s doors in are connected in series using the Fiskars Rain Barrel April. Please like us on Facebook for sneak peeks and Connector Kit. This 160-gallon rain-storage system information on our grand reopening. Here’s to sharing was built for a grand total of about $100 and will hopeour fresh new face, quality food, and genuine drink at fully keep our new fruit trees alive without needing Jill’s Place soon! — Jill” to sip from Puddle Cachuma. Unfortunately, the hot, dry winter weather has caused the Rumor Machine to S.B. MENUS DELIVERS DOWNoverheat, and adding rainwater to the circuit board is TOWN: After the success of not an option. Of the 10 printouts this week, only one delivery in Goleta and Isla Vista, was actually readable: “TAP Thai (currently on De la SBmenus.com has expanded Vina) is going to be moving into Brummis’ old space MORE to downtown and now oﬀ ers on Upper State.” FOOD
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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. 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: 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: 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. 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: Integrated Wellness Solutions at Suite A‑413 315 Meigs Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93109. The original statement for use of this Fictitious Business Name was filed May 11, 2011. in the County of Santa Barbara. Original file no. 2011‑0001455. The person(s) or entities abandoning use of this name are as follows: Homefinders of WNY, LLC (same address). This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 20, 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 Melissa Mercer. Published. Feb 27. Mar 6, 13, 20 2014.
FiCtitiOus BusiNess Name statemeNt 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.
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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: 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: 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: Faviola’s House Cleaning at 1327 Punta Gorda Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Faviola Calderon Benitez (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Faviola Benitez This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 27, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2014‑ 0000244. Published: Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 2014.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: 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: 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: Channel Electric at 3950 Via Real #261 Carpinteria, CA 93013; Gerald B Lee (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Gerald B. Lee This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 30, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Danielle Gomez. FBN Number: 2014‑0000291. Published: Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Undersea Artworks at 1323 Garden St #3 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Charles Christman III (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Charles Christman This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 28, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Adela Bustos. FBN Number: 2014‑0000258. Published: Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Dedicated Biopsy Services at 236 Las Entradas Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93108; Dedicated Biopsy Services, LLC (same address) This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Michael Weimar This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 22, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Danielle Gomez. FBN Number: 2014‑0000162. Published: Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 2014. 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.
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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. NAME FICTITIOUS BUSINESS 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 #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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.
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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: 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.
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: Sunshine Painting & Maintenance at 1187 Coast Village Road #1‑279, Montecito, CA 93108; Justin Egerer (same address). This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Justin Egerer 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: 2014‑0000275. Published: Feb 20, 27. Mar 6, 13 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: Suzette Cobb 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: 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: 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: 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: On The Bride’s Side at 11 Lassen Place, Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Dina Clapinski (same address). This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Dina Clapinski 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: 2014‑0000183. Published: Feb 20, 27. Mar 6, 13 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: LKS Books at 226 Canon Perdido Street, Unit K, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Lindsey Smith 902 Bath Street #103, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Lindsey Smith This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 5, 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: 2014‑0000353. Published: Feb 20, 27. Mar 6, 13 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Race Corps at 1316 Montecito Place Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Race Corps Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Robert A Gilcrest/President This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 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) byMelissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2014‑0000434. Published: Feb 20, 27. Mar 6, 13 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Worksnax at 3905 State Street, Suite 7‑151 Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Brian Bargiel 431 Apple Grove Lane Santa Barbara, CA 93105 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Brian Bargiel 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‑ 0000161. Published: Feb 20, 27. Mar 6, 13 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Paradise Home Services at 512 De La Vina, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Michael M. Merrill 3758 Lincolnwood Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93110. This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Michael M. Merrill This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 5, 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: 2014‑0000341. Published: Feb 20, 27. Mar 6, 13, 2014
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Incursive Media at 222 East Carrillo Street, Suite 310, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Publishing By The Sea, Inc (same address). This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Stefan Selbert This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 11, 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‑ 0000393. Published: Feb 20, 27. Mar 6, 13 2014.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Hip Enterprises, LLC at 1707 Calle Boca Del Canon Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Hip Enterprises (same address) This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Vanessa A. Isaac, Managing Member This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 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 Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2014‑0000539. Published: Feb 27. Mar 6, 13, 20 2014.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: TBI Financial at 331 Cooper Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Tilman Brisendine, Inc. (same address). This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Tilman Brisendine This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 11, 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: 2014‑0000391. Published: Feb 20, 27. Mar 6, 13 2014.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Bath Street Financing Partners at 1805 E. Cabrillo Blvd., Ste H Santa Barbara, CA 93108; Rick Corleto, Trustee of Zigler Family Trust A 15760 Ventura Blvd., Ste 801 Encino, CA 91436; Shan O’Brien Goldman 2500 Bella Vista Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93108‑1602; Lois Robbins 34‑1254 Mamalahoa Hwy Ninole, HI 96773; Rick Corleto, Trustee of Ziegler Family Trustee of Ziegler Family Trust C‑1 15760 Ventura Blvd., Ste 801 Encino, CA 91436; Wendy Goldman 12130 Ohio Ave., #102 Los Angeles, CA 90025; Elizabeth Ziegler 10090 Alisos Canyon Road Los Alamos, CA 93440; Pamela Goldman 9875 Portola Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210; Dick Robbins 34‑1254 Mamalahoa Hwy Ninole, HI 96773; Ronald Ziegler 10090 Alisos Canyon Road Road Los Alamos, CA 93440 This business is conducted by a General Partners Signed: Shan O’Brien Goldman This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 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: 2014‑0000451. Published: Feb 27. Mar 6, 13, 20 2014.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: SB Home Away From Home at 416 East Valerio Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Welmoet Glover (same address). This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: W. Glover This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 11, 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: 2014‑0000392. Published: Feb 20, 27. Mar 6,13 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Hughes Tile Co. at 5705 La Goleta Road, Goleta, CA 93117; Daniel R. Hughes 2024 Anacapa Street #4, Santa Barbara, CA 93105 and William R. Hughes (same address). This business is conducted by a General Partnership Signed: Daniel R. Hughes This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 11, 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: 2014‑0000385. Published: Feb 20, 27. Mar 6, 13 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: La Fiesta Party Rentals, Twentieth Centry Enterprise, North American Products, Properties Investments Enterprises at 428 E Haley Street Suite E Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Alicia Morgan 1037 Monte Cristo Lane Santa Barbara, CA 93108 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Alicia Morgan This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 19, 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 Danille Gomez. FBN Number: 2014‑0000490. Published: Feb 27. Mar 6, 13, 20 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Specialty Coating Systems at 131 Santa Paula Avenue Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Stephen Todd Daniels‑Brennan (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Stephen Daniels This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 07, 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‑ 0000362. Published: Feb 27. Mar 6, 13, 20 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Art Innovators, Club Scientific at 5370 Hollister Avenue, Suite 2 Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Onolee Zwicke 7133 Monique Court Goleta, CA 93117 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Onolee Zwicke This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 19, 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‑ 0000495. Published: Feb 27. Mar 6, 13, 20 2014.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Santa Barbara Group Accommodations at 24 W. Anapamu #407 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Joseph Toste III 66 Ocean View Apt 62 Santa Barbara, Ca 93103 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Joseph Toste 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: 2014‑0000240. Published: Feb 27. Mar 6, 13, 20 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Superior Fitness Center at 1331 San Andres Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Dustin Alliano 1908 Gillespie Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Dustin Alliano This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 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 Adela Bustos. FBN Number: 2014‑0000528. Published: Feb 27. Mar 6, 13, 20 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Cafe Intl at 5664 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117; Wook Jung Kim 843 Cieneguitas Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93110 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Wook Jung Kim This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 20, 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: 2014‑0000500. Published: Feb 27. Mar 6, 13, 20 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Bones Stock Racing at 420 No “O” St #A Lompoc, CA 93436; David William Young Schuyler 311 East Locust #D Lompoc, CA 93436 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: David William Young Schuyler This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 12, 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 Carol Kraus. FBN Number: 2014‑0000410. Published: Feb 27. Mar 6, 13, 20 2014.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Vow4Mal at 1111 Chapala Street, Suite 200, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Santa Barbara Foundation (same address). This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 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: 2014‑0000449. Published: Feb 27. Mar 6, 13, 20 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Fast Pitch Santa Barbara (SB) at 1111 Chapala Street, Suite 200, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Santa Barbara Foundation (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 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‑ 0000450. Published: Feb 27. Mar 6, 13, 20 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Porter and Plot, Redux, W. Collaborations at 35 Industrial Way, Buellton, CA 93427; BWSC, LLC 2101 Rosecrans Ave, Suite 4270, El Segundo, CA 90245 This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: Alexander Oxman This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 12, 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: 2014‑0000426. Published: Feb 27. Mar 6, 13, 20 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Freeman’s Flying Chicken at 470 Merida Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Freeman Family Restaurants, Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Steve Boelter This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 19, 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‑ 0000488. Published: Feb 27. Mar 6, 13, 20 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Bengal Engineering, Inc. at 250 Big Sur Drive, Goleta, CA 93117; Bengal Engineering, Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Lori Onishuk, CFO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 12, 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‑ 0000417. Published: Feb 27. Mar 6, 13, 20 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Pets Au Pair, Son Vida Interactive at 427 Alameda Padre Serra Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Claudia Margo (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 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: 2014‑0000458. Published: Feb 27. Mar 6, 13, 20 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
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Services, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT drawn on a state or national bank, cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (Payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. All right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN BELOW MENTIONED DEED OF TRUST Executed by: JAVIER ELIAS RUIZ, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded on February 12, 2004, as Instrument No. 2004‑ 0013304, of Official Records, in the office of the County Recorder of Santa Barbara County, California Date of Sale: March 20, 2014 at 01:00 PM Place of Sale: at the main entrance to the County Courthouse, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 374 CINDERELLA LANE, SANTA BARBARA, CA 93111 APN# 065‑100‑ 10‑00 The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Sale is $562,240.52. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the County where the real property is located. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful
bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to the return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 855‑ 880‑6845 or visit this Internet Web site WWW.NATIONWIDEPOSTING. COM, using the file number assigned to this case 2068‑002722‑F00. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Date: February 17, 2014 Sage Point Lender Services, LLC 400 Exchange, Suite 110 Irvine, CA 92602 949‑265‑9940 Hector Solorzano FOR TRUSTEE’S SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 855‑880‑ 6845 or visit WWW.N ATIONWIDEPOSTING.COM SAGE POINT LENDER SERVICES, LLC MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED
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FOR THAT PURPOSE. NPP0227144 To: SANTA BARBARA INDEPENDENT PUB: 02/27/2014, 03/06/2014, 03/13/2014 APN: 027‑330‑05‑00 Property : 1701 Anacapa St #24, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 Title Order No. : 130187031 Trustee Sale No. : 2720‑009093‑F00 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED February 15, 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On March 20, 2014, Sage Point Lender Services, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT drawn on a state or national bank, cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (Payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. All right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN BELOW MENTIONED DEED OF TRUST Executed by: Sasha Ablitt, a single woman Recorded on February 22, 2006, as Instrument No. 2006‑0014432, of Official Records, in the office of the County Recorder of Santa Barbara County, California Date of Sale: March 20, 2014 at 01:00 PM Place of Sale: at the main entrance to the County Courthouse, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1701 ANACAPA ST #24, SANTA BARBARA, CA 93101 APN# 027‑330‑ 05‑00 The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to
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be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Sale is $495,220.84. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the County where the real property is located. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to the return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your
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SATISFACTION FROM MAKING A DIFFERENCE. Come experience it here. Having a positive impact on others, and feeling fulfillment in return, is a cornerstone of the Cottage Health System culture. As a community-based, not-for-profit provider of leading-edge healthcare for the Greater Santa Barbara region, Cottage emphasizes the difference each team member can make. It’s a difference you’ll want to experience throughout your entire career. Join us in one of the openings below.
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sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 855‑ 880‑6845 or visit this Internet Web site WWW.NATIONWIDEPOSTING. COM, using the file number assigned to this case 2720‑009093‑F00. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Date: February 14, 2014 Sage Point Lender Services, LLC 400 Exchange, Suite 110 Irvine, CA 92602 949‑265‑9940 Edward Foster FOR TRUSTEE’S SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 855‑880‑ 6845 or visit WWW.N ATIONWIDEPOSTING.COM SAGE POINT LENDER SERVICES, LLC MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NPP0227039 To: SANTA BARBARA INDEPENDENT PUB: 02/27/2014, 03/06/2014, 03/13/2014 APN: 027‑ 330‑05‑00 Property : 1701 Anacapa St #24, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 Title Order No. : 130187031 Trustee Sale No. : 2720‑009093‑F00 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED February 15, 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On March 20, 2014, Sage Point Lender Services, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT drawn on a state or national bank, cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (Payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. All right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN BELOW MENTIONED DEED OF TRUST Executed by: Sasha Ablitt, a single woman Recorded on February 22, 2006, as Instrument No. 2006‑0014432, of Official Records, in the office of the County Recorder of Santa Barbara County, California Date of Sale: March 20, 2014 at 01:00 PM Place of Sale: at the main entrance to the County Courthouse, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1701 ANACAPA ST #24, SANTA BARBARA, CA 93101 APN# 027‑330‑ 05‑00 The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Sale is $495,220.84. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the County where the real property is located. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to the return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property
lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 855‑ 880‑6845 or visit this Internet Web site WWW.NATIONWIDEPOSTING. COM, using the file number assigned to this case 2720‑009093‑F00. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Date: February 14, 2014 Sage Point Lender Services, LLC 400 Exchange, Suite 110 Irvine, CA 92602 949‑265‑9940 Edward Foster FOR TRUSTEE’S SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 855‑880‑ 6845 or visit WWW.N ATIONWIDEPOSTING.COM SAGE POINT LENDER SERVICES, LLC MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NPP0227039 To: SANTA BARBARA INDEPENDENT PUB: 02/27/2014, 03/06/2014, 03/13/2014 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 749676CA Loan No. 0015424674 Title Order No. 110278419‑CA‑MAI ATTENTION RECORDER: THE FOLLOWING REFERENCE TO AN ATTACHED SUMMARY IS APPLICABLE TO THE NOTICE PROVIDED TO THE TRUSTOR ONLY. PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE 2923.3 NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 07‑18‑2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 03‑ 13‑2014 at 01:00 PM, ALAW as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 07‑ 21‑2006, Book NA, Page NA, Instrument 2006‑0057514, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of SANTA BARBARA County, California, executed by: HENRY C. MILLER III AND LAURA BEAUVAIS‑FORSYTH, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS COMMUNITY PROPERTY WITH RIGHT OF SURVIVORSHIP, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note (s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at
the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: AT THE MAIN ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 1100 ANACAPA STREET , SANTA BARBARA, CA Legal Description: LOT 34 OF THE AROUND THE CITY BOULEVARD TRACT, IN THE CITY OF SANTA BARBARA, COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 9, PAGE 80 OF MAPS AND SURVEYS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $993,884.23 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 1310 EAST HALEY STREET SANTA BARBARA, CA 93103 APN Number: 031‑391‑03‑00 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e‑mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 02‑14‑2014 ALAW, as Trustee REGINA CANTRELL, ASSISTANT SECRETARY ALAW 9200 OAKDALE AVE. ‑ 3RD FLOOR CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 (818)435‑ 3661 For Sales Information: www. lpsasap.com or 1‑714‑730‑2727 www.priorityposting.com or 1‑714‑573‑1965 www.auction.com or 1‑800‑280‑2832 ALAW IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, this information can be obtained from one of the following three companies: LPS Agency Sales and Posting at (714) 730‑2727, or visit the Internet Web site www. lpsasap.com (Registration required to search for sale information) or Priority Posting and Publishing at (714) 573‑ 1965 or visit the Internet Web site www.priorityposting.com (Click on the link for “Advanced Search” to search for sale information), or auction.com at 1‑800‑280‑2832 or visit the Internet Web site www.auction.com, using the Trustee Sale No. shown above. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. A‑4444030 02/20/2014, 02/27/2014, 03/06/2014
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I come with some GREAT perks! Because I’m so special, I have a Sponsor who is offering to my new owner upon my adoption, eight one-on-one training sessions with Nathan Woods, Dog Trainer and Owner of Santa Barbara Pet Services. Nathan specializes in training Boxers & Bull Dogs and their owners. My Sponsor will add another 8 sessions paid in full upon request. My Sponsor will add another 8 sessions paid in full upon request to Nathan. In addition, although I am a healthy girl, I know even basic Veterinary Care can be expensive. My Sponsor is also offering to pay for my basic vet services from Adobe Pet Clinic up to $500/year for 5 years that includes Immunizations, Annual Wellness Exam, and Teeth Cleaning.
Come visit me at: Santa Barbara Humane Society 5399 Overpass Road (805) 964-4777 • sbhumanesociety.org 94
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For more information about our organization, please visit www. pacificpridefoundation.org
Clinical Laboratory Scientists (multiple openings) to work independently to prepare patient samples for laboratory tests. Perform various chemical, microbiologic and microscopic tests. Requires a Bachelor degree in Medical Technology, Science, Biology, or Medicine and a valid state of California CLS license. Minimum 1 year of Key Responsibilities: experience in medical technology. Send resume to: Pacific Diagnostic ‑ Lead, organize, and execute all Special Laboratories, Attn: Elena Tapia‑Trejo, P.O. Events at Pacific Pride Foundation. Box 689, Santa Barbara, CA 93111 OR ‑ Manage event committees and ensure apply online at www.pdllabs.com. that responsibilities and tasks are carried EOE out successfully and in a timely manner. ‑ Prepare and manage all aspects of event execution including but not Professional limited to securing venues, acquiring AIRLINE CAREERS – Become an permits, preparing a marketing plan Aviation Maintenance Tech. FAA and accompanying marketing materials, approved training. Financial aid if volunteer recruitment and logistics. qualified – Housing available. Job ‑ Maintain detailed lists of priorities, placement assistance. CALL Aviation contacts, and all other relevant Institute of Maintenance 877‑492‑3059 information to ensure all aspects of event production are fulfilled successfully and efficiently. ‑ Work closely with other members of the Development Department to establish and implement fundraising strategies and goals that are both event and BOX OFFICE AND agency specific. ‑ Develop a detailed budget for each FINANCIAL event and maintain accurate records of ENTERPRISES expenses and income. ‑ Work with local businesses and SPECIALIST corporate sponsors to secure funding ASSOCIATED STUDENTS for events and projects. Responsible Develops and oversees centralized ticketing functions for the campus. for building sponsorship benefits and fulfilling commitments. Serves as Department Liaison to create business agreements, MOU’s, or ‑ Build and maintain donor relations through interaction at events, meetings contracts as necessary. Supervises the A.S Cashiers Manager. Serves as Financial and via email and phone. Analyst for all subcommittees of Business Services. Reqs: Understanding of cash handling and cash equivalents. Understanding of management of complex ticketing systems and calculate revenue and expenditure to create the most cost effective systems. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with a variety of upper level campus officials as well as the public. Understanding of the fundamentals of excellent customer service. Knowledge of philanthropic practices and financial aid and scholarships. Notes: Fingerprinting required. Must work occasional evenings and weekends. $18.91 ‑ $22.00/hr. For primary consideration apply by 3/3/14, thereafter open until filled. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Apply online at https://Jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20140068
This is a full time position in Pacific Pride Foundation’s Santa Barbara Office.
Mailie is a very gentle soul! She is 18 months old and Tibetan Terrier mix. She is spayed, chipped and has all shots. She is housebroken and ready for her forever home. She loves other dogs and would be a great family addition.
Pacific Pride Foundation ATTN: Development Department 126 E. Haley St. #A‑11 Santa Barbara, CA. 93101
Pacific Pride Foundation, a 501(c)3 non‑ profit organization, is the leading provider of LGBT and HIV/AIDS programs and services in Santa Barbara County. The Development & Events Manager reports to the Executive Director and Development Director. The Development & Events Manager is responsible for the planning and execution all Special Events (fundraising and social) including large scale events such as the Pacific Pride Festival and Heart + Sole AIDS Walk, as well as smaller community and major donor gatherings.
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My name is Gorda, but unlike the name implies, I’m not a fatty, but I am a big girl - approximately 100 lbs., with a Big Heart! I’m a 5 year old Boxer & Pit Bull Mix. I love to get my belly rubbed and will thank you with a BIG...no HUGE, kiss. Play ball? Sure! I’ve been at the Humane Society for three years! While everyone here loves me and I am a favorite, I’ve been here way too long. I need a home!
EDUCATION ABROAD PROGRAM Incumbent is responsible for student accounts and UC Study Center finances abroad. Initiates, processes and reviews all business transactions and manages student accounts, financial aid and accounts receivable. Identifies and troubleshoots issues, recommending solutions that improve efficiency and quality. Analyzes, monitors and reports on program budgets. Ensures compliance with financial policies and develops database procedures. Reqs: Minimum of two years of experience (or equivalent combination of education and experience) in AP, AR, billing and collections. Proficiency in MS Office and Excel. Ability to analyze financial data and apply policies as needed. Strong business communication and customer service skills. Notes: UCEAP is located off‑campus, in Goleta, CA. Fingerprinting required. $20.80 ‑ $23.09/hr. For primary consideration apply by 3/3/14, thereafter open until filled. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Apply online at https://Jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20140070
GRADUATE PROGRAM ADVISOR
‑ Development, marketing and/or event planning experience preferred. ‑ Excellent interpersonal communication skills and high emotional intelligence; ability to work with diverse populations on a range of sensitive and political matters using tact, sensitivity, respect, and clarity to achieve defined outcomes. ‑ Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail and ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously. ‑ Strong verbal and written skills with a proven ability to motivate, engage and build relationships with donors and volunteers. ‑ Ability to work independently as well as part of a team ‑ Proficiency with Microsoft Office required
GLOBAL & INTERNATIONAL STUDIES Manages all aspects of the Masters of Arts graduate program. Advises graduate students, administers and tracks annual block grant funds, TA allocations, recruitment funds, gift funds, fellowships and grants. Reqs: Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills. Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Must possess strong analytical and judgment skills. Ability to prioritize workload and work under the pressure of deadlines. Excellent computer skills including MS Word and Excel. Notes: Fingerprinting required. $3,620 ‑ $4,344/mo. For primary consideration apply by 3/10/14, thereafter open until filled. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Apply online at https://Jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20140077
Pacific Pride Foundation is an equal opportunity employer; some positions may require finger printing and a background check. To apply for this employment opportunity, please email a reply to this ad with a resume AND cover letter, or mail a cover letter and resume to:
Sweety is a love-bug! She loves to lay in laps and be cuddled and petted. She is spayed, up to date on shots, and microchipped.
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Felicity is a sweet girl that wants somebody to love! She is about 2-3 years old, spayed, up to date on shots, and microchipped.
Pendleton is a silly little man that came into the shelter looking a mess! He was matted and dirty and had to be shaved bald! He is still being treated for an ear infection and will be ready for his new home soon. He’s neutered, up to date on shots, and microchipped.
Cold Noses Warm Hearts (805) 964-2446 • (805) 895-1728 • www.coldnoses.org 5758 Hollister Avenue, Goleta, CA 93117
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