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THE WEEK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 LIVING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
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Since the early days of The Santa Barbara Independent, Kevin McKiernan’s words and photographs have given our town firsthand reports and compassionate insights on trouble spots around the globe. His reporting from places like Cuba, Northern Ireland, Turkey, El Salvador, China, and, most recently, Syria have helped to keep us from falling into complacency. The Pulitzernominated photographer and filmmaker told us this week’s story arose from his first visit to Myanmar, but he’d “seen the movie before” — the one where the U.S. offers arms, training, or intel to a militarydominated government in trade for promises to respect human rights. “How many times have we seen that Faustian bargain?” he asked.
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ABOVE: Peace activist Armarni Sein Hlaing sits in front of a large photo of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. ON THE COVER: Radical Burmese monk Ashin Wirathu was sentenced in 2003 to 25 years in prison for inciting the killing of Muslims but was freed in 2010. Photo by Kevin McKiernan.
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Charles Donelan heads to Palm Springs for Modernism Week. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . independent.com/a&e
See a video of a wave crashing through Moby Dick’s windows. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . independent.com/moby-wave
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Elizabeth Schwyzer sees the Floor to Air aerial dance festival (pictured). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . independent.com/reviews
George Relles dissects the Good Land’s ongoing growth. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . independent.com/goleta
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PROMISED PATH: During Monday night’s talk, a Buddhist monk vowed to walk from Santa Barbara to the gates of Diablo Canyon.
Fukushima Stirs Diablo Fears State Demands More Seismic Studies
BY N I C K W E L S H erhaps a little prematurely, Santa Barbara commemorated the third anniversary of Japan’s now infamous and still-unfolding disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plants, when a massive wave generated by this weekend’s storms slapped Moby Dick Restaurant, smashing the pier’s outer railings and shattering the establishment’s windows. It was hardly the one-two punch of a 9.0 earthquake followed by massive tsunami that laid waste to Japan’s once proud nuclear industry, but it was suﬃcient for those inclined to ask challenging questions about the safety of the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant to ask them a little louder. On Monday night, a crowd of about 150 well-heeled anti-nuclear activists thronged the University Club to hear Dr. Jerry Brown of the World Business Academy deliver the alarming bullet points of a new public-health report suggesting that radiation escaping from Diablo Canyon is to blame for elevated cancer risks in San Luis Obispo County — where its two nuclear reactors are located — as well as Santa Barbara’s North County. With one breath, the report — authored by anti-nuclear activist and public-health expert Joseph Mangano of Ocean City, New Jersey — blamed Diablo Canyon for a dramatic spike in melanoma rates in San Luis Obispo as well as less dramatic increases in breast cancer, thyroid cancer, infant mortality, and child and adolescent cancer deaths. Mangano suggested that the operation of the nuclear power plant contributed to an additional 738 San Luis Obispo residents being diagnosed with cancer. But in the next breath, Mangano conditioned his conclusions, stating that the public health data “suggest a probable link” between elevated cancer rates with the federally permitted radiation emissions coming oﬀ the Diablo Canyon reactors. Not surprisingly, no one from Paciﬁc Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), which operates Diablo Canyon, was on hand for a rebuttal. 10
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Company spokesperson Blair Jones took pains not to mask his evident disdain. “Given Mr. Mangano’s history of discredited reports due to poor science,” he wrote,“PG&E is not giving this report any consideration.” The Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) — an industry-sponsored think tank and media center — has been verbally crossing swords with Mangano since 2005 and dismisses him as a fearmonger and his claims as “junk science.” The NEI claimed that Mangano’s ﬁndings have been rebutted by the health departments of eight states and two counties in which similar reports have been issued. Even among longtime anti–Diablo Canyon activists, there are doubts about the soundness of Mangano’s research. “He’s a very nice man and very dedicated,” said one high-proﬁle activist who declined to be identiﬁed. “That’s all I’m willing to say.” Health oﬃcials with San Luis Obispo County are reportedly investigating many of Mangano’s claims, but said it was too soon to render any verdict. Organizers at the event were not daunted by such criticisms, suggesting they were both predictable and unconstructive. Brown — whose organization sponsored the study — said he learned the painful way that those in positions of authority were not to be trusted. He’d been told by a dentist as a young boy that a certain procedure would be painless, only to experience excruciating agonies. He said he’s spent 41 years ﬁghting against Diablo Canyon and that he’s not about to give up now. Dr. Stephen Hosea asked the crowd for a moment of silence to be “lovingly present” for those exposed to Fukushima’s nuclear radiation. And a Buddhist monk chanted for nearly 10 minutes and vowed to walk from Santa Barbara to the gates of Diablo Canyon. Far less theatrical in nature — but no doubt much more troubling to PG&E — was a sharply worded letter sent by California Public Utility Commission (PUC) President Michael Peevey to PG&E President Christopher Johns on February 25, bluntly demanding new scientiﬁc
information and studies regarding the seismic safety of Diablo Canyon, now California’s only operating nuclear power facility. Without this information, Peevey warned Johns, the PUC would not approve the rate increase necessary for PG&E to recoup the $80 million estimated it will cost to get its operating license at Diablo Canyon extended another 20 years. That license does not expire until 2024 and 2025. Animating Peevey’s letter were discoveries in recent years of a new fault line just oﬀ the coast from Diablo Canyon and what that might mean. Scientists with the United States Geological Survey have questioned whether the plant is built to safely withstand the maximum ground acceleration that might be delivered should two oﬀshore fault lines be connected. And two years ago, the resident inspector assigned to Diablo Canyon by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) raised similar doubts whether the nuclear facility was capable of safely shutting down in the event of a major seismic event. The inspector’s supervisor concluded that the plant was built to withstand far more seismic shock than any of the nearby fault lines are capable of delivering. Likewise, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission gave the plant a clean bill of seismic health a year ago. The NRC’s opinion was rendered just as PG&E was seeking a Coastal Commission permit to do high-energy sonar tests to better deﬁne the seismic issues surrounding the plant. Ultimately, the Coastal Commission denied the permit, arguing the risk to surrounding sea mammals was too great. Critics of PG&E and the NRC argued that it was premature to declare that the plant could be deemed seismically up to snuﬀ without this information. Although the PUC has no authority over the plant’s relicensing, it does have authority over what rates utility companies can charge customers and what costs can be recouped. Peevey put PG&E on notice that he would use that leverage to exact ■ this information.
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Shortly after a citizen called the Harbor Patrol at 7:30 a.m. on 3/4 to report the Double Dolphin — a popular tourist catamaran that moors at Sea Landing — adrift in the marina, officials found 21-year-old Phillip Everett Conway (pictured) asleep on board. Police say Conway loosed the 50-foot boat’s mooring lines sometime during the night, broke into a padlocked cabinet that houses its navigation and guidance systems, and smashed around $3,000 worth of equipment. Conway, who is homeless and had recently been apprehended for another boat theft, was arrested on theft and vandalism charges and is being held in County Jail on $500,000 bail. Judge Clifford Anderson sentenced 25-year-old Kate Hatrey Walters on 3/3 to four years of probation for a DUI collision last May that left her 3-year-old son with a broken neck. He’s since made a full recovery and now lives with his father. Walters, who was also ordered to a residential treatment facility and has been in jail since the incident, faced a maximum sentence of 10 years and 8 months in prison. Prosecutors had declined to offer Walters any kind of plea deal and argued against probation. Read more at independent.com/news.
CITY Stormy weather and a contract dispute between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the company that dredges the Santa Barbara Harbor have conspired to build up a mountain of silt at the harbor’s mouth, preventing big boats from entering or leaving the marina and putting smaller vessels on high alert. The scheduled dredging, which was supposed to take place last fall, will instead happen later this week, harbor officials said. More than $160,000 was doled out by the Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation to a wide variety of performing arts organizations in 2013, with the funds coming both from private donors and from $1 per ticket sold. The Bowl’s Education Outreach Committee selected the recipients, including Cameron Tummel Rhythm Instruction, Boxtales Theatre Company, Santa Barbara Dance Institute, Girls Rock, Music!, Notes for Notes, Dos Pueblos High School Band Boosters, San Marcos High School Band Boosters, Everybody Dance Now!, the Santa Barbara Children’s Chorus, and Michael Katz Storytelling.
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Microfinance pioneer Muhammad Yunus (pictured) headlined this year’s Westmont College President’s Breakfast on 2/28 and spoke about the inspiration behind Grameen Bank, which he founded in 1976 to create loans for those without good credit or the necessary capital to start a business. Through Yunus’s model, the bank has lent to more than 8.4 million poverty-stricken borrowers, and more than 250 institutions throughout the world have set up such microcredit programs.
COUNTY The popular rest stops at the Gaviota Pass have been closed for nearly a month, as Caltrans crews worked to fix “water issues,” according to spokesperson Jim Shivers, who explained
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By a vote of 9-0, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against longtime Vandenberg Air Force Base peace protestor Dennis Apel (pictured), upholding the right of base brass to limit where, when, and if he could engage in free-speech activities on base property even if located outside Vandenberg’s enclosed area. The Department of Defense petitioned the Supreme Court to examine the issue after the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals had ruled base commanders lacked the requisite legal authority to ban Apel from demonstrating on a public road just outside the Vandenberg base entrance on the technical grounds that the Air Force shared an easement with the County of Santa Barbara for the stretch of road in question and did not control the property outright. In a decision written by Chief Justice John Roberts, the court rejected the Ninth Circuit Court’s reasoning. “I was really disappointed,” Apel said. “I didn’t expect to win but I didn’t expect it to be 9 to 0 either.” Apel, who has been arrested 15 times for protesting in front of the base, said he doesn’t intend to stop now. Apel was barred from protesting even in the site designated by Vandenberg for such activities after he was found guilty of vandalism for spraying a syringe of his own blood on the Vandenberg entrance sign at the onset of the Iraq war. Justices Ruth Bader Ginsberg and Sonia Sotomayor wrote a joint opinion concurring with Roberts, but the two suggested the real constitutional question posed by Apel was one of free speech. They stated that the government’s ability to limit free speech on military property that’s open to the public might be open to constitutional review. Apel said he now intends to file a First Amendment claim with the Ninth Circuit Court, challenging his trespassing conviction. “We always argued this was a free-speech issue,” he said. “Now we will.” Although the Ninth Circuit declined to comment on the free-speech aspects of his previous legal motions, Apel expressed confidence it would do so now. — Nick Welsh
that maintenance crews had both repaired and replaced the affected water lines. “It should be open by this weekend,” said Shivers on 3/4. But he also reminded that the rest stops are set for another series of shutdowns this spring due to a “major construction job” that includes extensive plumbing remodels of two restrooms and the development of a new crew building as well as miscellaneous electrical, carpentry, tile, irrigation, and landscaping work. The supervisors voted 3-2 to approve the Van Wingerden Greenhouses project next to 3883 Foothill Road in Carpinteria. The Van Wingerdens requested to keep all 386,600 square feet of their flower greenhouses, but asked the board to amend zoning rules and remove the property’s view corridor designation, which would have limited the square footage to 148,703. Because part of the greenhouses was previously constructed without permits, the family will have to pay a fine. Concerns were raised about the greenhouses’ contribution to light pollution, but blackout screens will be required. The supervisors voted to award $681,857 in Coastal Resource Enhancement Fund (CREF) grants across 12 projects: Andrée Clark Bird Refuge/Zoo Wetlands, Maritime Museum’s Wall Upgrade, Sea Center’s Coastal Immersion Zone, Santa Cruz Island Habitat Restoration, Goleta Slough Hydrologic Modeling Study, Explore Tide Pools with Care Interpretative Signs, Ellwood Mesa Coastal Trail and Habitat Restoration, Rancho Guacamole Fish Passage Restoration, Jalama Beach Restroom Replacements, Cabrillo High School Aquarium, Dunes Center’s Heritage Exhibit, and Pelagic Bird Care Equipment Purchase. cont’d page 12
WHAT WATER? It takes more than a flooded bike path to keep UCSB grad student Katharine Hyatt from going to class.
Storm Hits, Drought Persists
Wet Weather Wreaks Considerable Havoc
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hough this weekend’s rains delivered a solid eight to nine inches in the Santa Ynez Mountains, South Coast water managers remain extremely concerned about persistent drought conditions. “To grasp the magnitude of the hole we’re in,” said Santa Barbara City water czar Josh Haggmark,“the recent storms dumped just over eight inches at Gibraltar and brought us up to the third driest year on record with 10.4 inches.” Two additional storms of similar magnitude, he said, would be required to achieve just average rainfall. “Looking ahead at the forecast,” he went on, “there is no major rain in the future, which has me very concerned this may be it for the year.” The good news, said Haggmark, is that the rains deposited about 1,400 acre-feet — roughly one-twelfth of the city’s annual demand — into Gibraltar Reservoir. Lake Cachuma saw a rise of 700 acre-feet. But perhaps the biggest impact of the recent storms has yet to be felt. By providing the South Coast with a solid drenching, backyard landscapers will no longer feel the urgency to water their plants. “Their outdoor irrigation system should be shut oﬀ for the next couple weeks,” Haggmark said. For Montecito, the picture is grimmer. There, Water District manager Tom Mosby had been hoping the rains would drop 600 acre-feet into Montecito’s reservoir, Jameson Lake. Instead, Mosby said, it got just 144 acre-feet. Last week, the Montecito district enacted a water rationing. Many eyes were trained on the Goleta Slough, which had not been opened to the Paciﬁc Ocean for about a year and came perilously close to ﬂooding the Santa Barbara Airport on Friday. The previous program of opening the slough’s mouth to stop stagnation hit bureaucratic snags in March 2013 when federal oﬃcials would no longer sign oﬀ on the practice without further assessment of steelhead trout populations. But county oﬃcials applied for and received an
emergency permit to open the slough this week, and at around 11:45 a.m. on Friday, a backhoe busted through the sand and the waters started ﬂowing out to the ocean. The next day at nearby Goleta Beach, a strong storm surge combined with a 5.6-foot high tide inﬂicted signiﬁcant damage to the area. Along with flooding, several large sailboats were beached at the park. Most of the windows at the Beachside Bar Café that surround the outside eating area were broken by waves, and one of its employees was knocked down and carried out to sea by a rogue wave. He suﬀered a dislocated shoulder in the incident but was back at work two days later. Over at Moby Dick Restaurant on Stearns Wharf, an especially tall wave broke through the popular eatery’s windows during breakfast time, sending wet patrons screaming and scrambling. No one was seriously hurt. The Gaviota Pier was suﬃciently battered by 10- to 15-foot waves that a large portion of it was destroyed in the storm. State Park Ranger Dustin Patterson estimated that about one-quarter of the historic structure had been demolished. It now ends at the location of the boat hoist, often used to launch ﬁshing and Hollister Ranch surf boats. In other water-related news, Haggmark reported that a snafu in the bidding process has held up plans to get started on revamping the city’s reclaimed-water system, which at 25 years old has been barely limping along. Because that system does not produce treated sewage water that conforms to federal waterquality standards, Haggmark and others have been forced to combine about 500 acre-feet of potable drinking water into the mix to create 800 acre-feet of reclaimed water annually. That water is then spread on playing ﬁelds and parks. Haggmark said if the city did not redo the bidding process, it might be vulnerable to a legal challenge. By starting over, he said, the process will be delayed by two months. Even so, he insisted, the revamped system should still be ■ up and operating by next year. march 6, 2014
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Santa Barbara County–owned facilities are being ushered into a more energyefficient future, as the Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 this week to adopt a plan that would see its buildings produce as much energy as they consume, in line with upcoming state and federal standards. Under the Zero Net Energy Resolution, all new county-owned buildings designed after 2025 would strive to be energy neutral. For existing buildings, half of their square footage would aim to meet that requirement by 2025 and fully so by 2035. According to county staff, buildings eat up a significant amount of energy, thanks to computers, air conditioning, heating, light, hot water, and ventilation. Santa Barbara County spent $4 million on its facilities in fiscal year 2012-13, said Greg Chanis with the General Services Department, and getting buildings to a point where their energy output equals their energy input could mean turning to solar panels and wind turbines. How these projects would be paid for remains the biggest question. Although no concrete projects were discussed at the meeting, to install solar panels at 15 locations would cost just shy of $1 million, with the panels — which last at least 25 years — paying for themselves in energy savings within about 10 years. Chanis acknowledged the “competing needs” for funding but said energy efficiency is “a compelling argument.” Whether the planned North County Jail could be more energy efficient was a question asked by several supervisors. Although staff said that the jail’s funding likely has little wiggle room and that solar panels aren’t currently included in the design, planners are working to ensure that the jail meets LEED-certification requirements. Some supervisors also asked that the resolution’s target dates be reexamined in the future and possibly pushed up. Staff also pointed to other environmentally friendly measures recently taken by the county, including the installation of two 5,000-piece solar panel centers and purchasing four electric Nissan — Lyz Hoffman LEAFs for its motor pool fleet.
news briefs cont’d GOLETA The State Controller’s Office has joined the Department of Finance to demand that the City of Goleta turn over more than $18 million in former Redevelopment Agency (RDA) funds. In a 2/13 letter to the city, the Controller’s Office said it reviewed asset transfers made by the RDA to the city between January 2011 and January 2012 and found that $18 million worth wasn’t allowed. The city is using the money to pay for the San Jose Creek project. An injunction prevents the state from taking the money until a judge makes a ruling later this year.
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The battle over what’s best for Goleta Beach — some want to keep the rock revetments in place, others want to remove them — got a head start Tuesday, courtesy of Supervisor Peter Adam’s (pictured) long-stewing issues with one of the project’s EIR consultants and the attention drawn to the park after last weekend’s heavy storm. The board will hear the issue on 3/18. The beach reopened on Wednesday; the Coastal Commission on Tuesday authorized that walking paths be cut down to the beach from the park. As of deadline, the pier remains closed. The beach remains closed because of the storm, but county staff received authorization from the Coastal Commission to cut walking paths down to the beach from the park. The damaged pier also remains closed.
The Goleta City Council this week explored the creation of a community garden, after Councilmember Jim Farr requested that the idea be examined at a meeting in February. Whether there will be several gardens or just one — Armitos Park in Old Town was suggested — will be one of the focuses of a Parks and Recreation Commission study; other variables include whether the garden would offer communal space or individual plots and what types of plants would be grown.
ENVIRONMENT Last weekend’s storm caused significant damage to the ladder on Santa Barbara Island’s landing pier, so the southernmost slice of the Channel Islands National Park will be closed to the public until a new ladder can be constructed and installed, which is expected to take at least one month. There was also damage on Santa Cruz Island, where some flooding in Scorpion Valley is causing about a week of repairs to restrooms there. Meanwhile, the park released an economic report that showed the 250,000 Channel Islands visitors spent nearly $14 million in nearby communities, supporting 178 jobs in the region. Nationwide, the report showed that $14.7 billion was directly spent by 283 million National Park-goers in communities within 60 miles of a park, thereby supporting 243,000 jobs. A judge has dismissed the lawsuit filed to keep the “no otter zone” intact in Southern California waters, deciding that any challenge to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife’s authority to eliminate the zone — which the federal agency did in 2012 — should have been filed within six years of the associated policy’s creation in 1987. The lawsuit ultimately sought more protections for fishermen who will be impacted by the southward spread of the sea otter, which is likely to decimate shellfish populations and their commercial fisheries in the decades to come. ■
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he ripple eﬀects of the violent gang rape of a 19-year-old female student on UCSB’s campus have been felt for over a week. Following the brutal February 23 attack, UCSB police strengthened security, national media spread the story, and university CARE (Campus Advocacy Resources & Education) oﬃces saw an increase in both walk-ins and calls. UCSB police say they are looking for “upwards of at least three suspects” and have released sketches of two of them, both Asian males in their early twenties and strangers to the victim. One was described as tall and thin, the other short with a medium build. According to Sheriﬀ ’s oﬃcials, the woman was last seen walking alone between midnight and 12:30 a.m. near Embarcadero del Mar and Segovia Road. She attempted to ﬁght oﬀ her attackers at the scene — authorities are not disclosing the exact campus location — and returned to her Isla Vista residence before notifying police. In response to the high-proﬁle case, the UCSB Police Department announced it will be recruiting ﬁve new oﬃcers to augment its 29-person force. And the university, according to Chancellor Henry Yang, will also add lights and cameras to the west end of campus and increase its number of student Community Service Oﬃcers (CSOs). Last weekend, a Santa Barbara City College student was sexually assaulted on the block of Del Playa Drive at 1 a.m. on February 22. The suspect — described as a thin, 56 male with brown eyes and dark hair — allegedly took the victim behind a vehicle and assaulted her after he met her outside of a party. No one has been arrested, and the investigation is ongoing. On January 18, an 18-year-old UCSB student was allegedly raped by three black males around 1:20 a.m. at the block of Sabado Tarde. The suspects — an unidentiﬁed 15-yearold, 22-year-old Casey Avila, and 18-year-old Charles Dunbar — were arrested and charged with forcible rape and aiding and abetting each other in the act. Avila and Dunbar are behind bars on $250,000 bail and are scheduled to appear in court on March 20. If convicted, they face up to nine years in prison. UCSB oﬃcials said there were four reported rapes on campus in 2010, one in 2011, and four in 2012. In Isla Vista, there were 15 rapes and seven sexual battery reports in 2012, and 17 rapes and six sexual battery reports in 2013, according to records from the Sheriﬀ ’s Oﬃce.
Data indicates only 15 percent of sexual assaults in the area occur between two people who know each other, according to Elsa Granados from the Santa Barbara Rape Crisis Center. Seventeen to 20 percent of the nearly 700 victims the center sees each year are UCSB or SBCC students. Of the 59 sexual assault cases reported to law enforcement last year, 41 percent involved alcohol. While these cases and others are investigated and prosecuted, the Central Coast carries the distinction of leading the way in quick turnaround for evidence evaluation. About a year ago, a program called Rapid DNA Service (RADS) was implemented, which allows three additional swabs to be collected from highyield areas on a victim and sent via FedEx to the crime lab. RADS boasts machines that can run up to 24 samples at once, a much faster process than opening a highly detailed rape kit. Located in Goleta, the state crime lab covers Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties and became the second one in California to implement RADS. District Attorney Joyce Dudley called the program “a watershed moment” in her 20 years in law enforcement. Recently, 1,900 untested rape kits were found in Alameda County, prompting its District Attorney to work with state legislators to propose a bill that would call for rape kits to be submitted to crime labs within ﬁve days. It will be heard in the Legislative Assembly Public Safety committee next week. Though a backlog of unidentiﬁed suspects is not an issue in Santa Barbara, the fact that there are untested rape kits in other jurisdictions means DNA samples are not being uploaded into the Combined DNA Index System (known as CODIS), the national database used to match proﬁles with evidence already collected and uploaded. So far in 2014, Santa Barbara nurses have given 26 exams — eight were university students — and there have been ﬁve CODIS hits from samples collected last year. While added enforcement helps, State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson said UCSB’s police increase is merely a Band-Aid, arguing that the university needs at least another 30 oﬃcers and that it should take better responsibility for violent sexual behavior that occurs in Isla Vista. UCSB sophomore and Take Back the Night cochair Tara Atrian concurred, explaining campus resources should be better publicized. Further, she noted Isla Vista’s party reputation is problematic because it often wrongly excuses violent sexual behavior. ■
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he low number of monarch butterﬂies to land in Goleta’s Ellwood groves this year isn’t really the story, said biologist Dan Meade. “The story is that it was an unusual weather year.” According to Meade and other oﬃcials who study the insect, the drought could be a key contributor to the small ﬁgures. With the butterﬂy season now behind us, data provided by Meade, who is working with the City of Goleta on its plan to keep the butterﬂy habitat healthy, show that the highest number to ﬂock to Ellwood this season was just over 10,000, and only 3,800 in the popular main BYE-BYE, BUTTERFLY: Is this year’s dry weather grove. Although similarly low counts to blame for the low number of monarchs in the were recorded for the main grove as Ellwood groves? recently as 2007 and 2009, the numbers Erica Fleishman, a research aﬃliate for were as high as 50,000 and 20,000 in 2011 and UCSB, said that with monarchs losing their 2012, respectively. Although he cautioned that the counts can habitat around the world — a report from the vary year to year, Meade said that the lack of World Wildlife Foundation recently found that rain means a lack of milkweed, which butter- Mexico-hibernating monarchs have reached ﬂies lay their eggs on and on which caterpillars their lowest point in more than 20 years — rely for food. The mild weather is also a likely “their ability to take a weather-related hit is culprit for the minimal Ellwood Main num- decreasing over time.” (The butterﬂies that bers, Meade said, because without storms to travel to Mexico come from east of the Rockencourage the butterﬂies to seek the best shel- ies, Meade said, while California’s ﬂy from west ter — the “dense groves and tall canopies” of the of the Rockies.) Meade added that much of eucalyptus trees — they aren’t forced to hiber- the concern over monarchs is also at the state nate there. At the Goleta City Council meet- level, as counts for bees have also been decreasing on Tuesday night, city staﬀ spoke about ing, and butterﬂy counts have seen “a dramatic the city’s docent program, one of only four in reduction” since the 1980s and 1990s. In the California, and noted that Ellwood Main, one meantime, preserving the migration sites is of the largest aggregation sites in the state, is crucial, Meade said. “These are all concerns usually the monarch’s preferred grove, but that in making sure the phenomena continues,” he ■ said. this year the butterﬂies branched out.
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BY LY Z H O F F M A N upervisor Peter Adam’s ballot initiative to prioritize funding for the upkeep of county-owned roads, buildings, and parks took a wallop this week from County Auditor-Controller Bob Geis, whose ﬁscal impact statement on the measure said it could spell doom for county ﬁnances — and possibly be infeasible. The extra $18 million-$21 million annually that Public Works has said would be needed to preserve the condition of the aforementioned facilities would — without new revenue —“result in a major reallocation of county resources away from services they currently support,” including public safety and health and human services. Further, Geis wrote, funding for such programs is prescribed by law, meaning that “it may not be possible for the Board of Supervisors to fund the requirements of the ordinance.” To be put before voters on June 3, Adam’s maintenance ordinance — which happened to draw the title of Measure M from the elections oﬃce, which Adam called “divinely fortuitous nomenclature”— would require the supervisors to hold the facilities to their existing levels or better, so as not to add the costs to the county’s $300 million-and-growing deferred maintenance backlog. Debt couldn’t be used to foot the bill, unless voters give their okay.
Geis’s statement, submitted to the elections oﬃce on February 28, said how the supervisors deal with the ordinance, if passed, would depend on how they decide to measure the standards, how they can balance the required funding against other needs, and “the extent to which the ordinance is valid under state law.” (County counsel will submit an impartial legal analysis for the ballot on March 10.) Finding other sources of revenue would be the key to minimizing the ordinance’s eﬀects on money for other services. Voter-approved parcel taxes, general-obligation bonds, and infrastructure improvement bonds could work, Geis wrote. Increasing the county’s hotel bed tax — the supervisors recently re-ﬂoated the idea to increase its 10 percent tax to 12, to match other area cities’ rates — could also work, Geis said, but to restrict the tax to infrastructure would require a two-thirds approval by the public. “The board is still going to be in charge of where the money comes from,” Adam said. “What the initiative can do is tell them to do something. What the initiative can’t do is tell them how to do it.” With Supervisor Doreen Farr, Supervisor Salud Carbajal, who has called the measure the “anti-public safety net initiative,” will be authoring an argument against the measure for the ballot. ■ march 6, 2014
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Conrad “Connie” Gigstead, of Santa Barbara, passed away unexpectedly on February , . Born in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, in . During WW he served in the Army Air Force, flying dangerous missions “over the hump” from India to China and back. After completing his military service he returned to Milwaukee, WI, and attended Marquette University where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering. After earning his degree, Connie hired on with AC Sparkplug, later AC Delco, as part of the Missile and Space Flight Guidance Systems Program. He and his teams played a key role in the development of inertial guidance systems for many of the early NASA programs. He was exceptionally proud of his role as Flight Test Director at Cape Canaveral, FL, during the heyday of space flight. He retired from Delco, General Motors in after years of service with a final position of Field Service Director at the Santa Barbara facility. An avid golfer, Connie won the Wisconsin High School Golf Championship in and went on to play for his college team. Connie loved fishing, hunting and in later years traveling the western United States. His greatest passion was as a lifelong “Packer Backer”, cheering on his beloved Green Bay Packers through both thick and thin years. Conrad is survived by his wife, Lois; son Dan and his wife, Lauri; his grandsons Christopher and
wife Jaime; Andrew and his wife, Nikki; and his great grandchildren, Riley, Kaleigh, Lily and Finnley. He was proud to be a part of Lois’s family including her sons Dave Sokolowski and wife Patty, Steven Sokolowski and wife Dawn and grandchildren Savana and Steven. Conrad was predeceased by his first wife, Hazel, and their son Keith Gigstead. As he requested, there will be no service or memorial. Choosing rather that all his friends and family remember him through all the countless stories and tall tales for which he was famous. In keeping with his “a life well lived is its own reward” philosophy, he wished everyone to live well every day and start each meal with dessert in case you don’t make it to the end of the meal. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to: Santa Barbara Humane Society, Overpass Road, Santa Barbara, CA , Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara, PO Box , Santa Barbara, CA or a charity of your choice.
Gregory Gene Bottoms // – //
Gregory Gene Bottoms, sun worshipper, brother, uncle, friend, art aficionado, art dealer/collector, artist and traveler, died on Saturday, February nd after a brave battle with cancer, surrounded by loved ones. Greg was a native son of Santa Barbara, born on March, th , to parents Gene and Joyce Bottoms. He lived in Santa Barbara, a city that he loved, for most of his life, with short stints in Summer-
Death Notices BROGAN, Suzanne H.; of Santa Barbara; died March , (Born: //); she was . Memorial Service will be held on Thursday at :pm at Welch-Ryce-Haider Goleta Chapel, Ward Dr. Goleta. Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider -.
SAVANT, Willis Lavoy; of Santa Barbara; died February , (Born: //); he was . Memorial service; Monday, March rd., pm at the Santa Barbara Cemetery Chapel. Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider -.
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SOGLIN, Rose Century; of Santa Barbara; died February , (Born: //); she was . The family welcomes memorial gifts to your local library or the ACLU.
land and Hawaii. He attended San Marcos High School and the Santa Barbara City College Culinary Arts Program. He went on to work at several local restaurants, with his favorites being Casa De Sevilla and the El Encanto. He also worked for several years at the Bottoms Family Art Galleries. While his primary passion was working with anything to do with art and that world, and hailing from one of Santa Barbara’s most artistic families, he unfortunately had to have a fallback position in what he considered the real world. He “toiled” for many years from - in various companies in the medical device industry and created many friendships in this field. Many who worked with him quickly saw his genuine, pure friendliness and were quick to bond with him for a lifetime. Greg spent most of his vacations chasing the warm sunshine and visiting friends in Kauai. He also enjoyed traveling with friends and family to Europe and Central America. Throughout his life, Greg dedicated much of time to giving back to his community including delivering meals to those in need through Meals on Wheels. Greg surrounded himself with people and things of great beauty. He had a lifelong love of fine dining, whether it be out in restaurants or cooking at home for friends, and he maintained an obsession with after dinner cookies when eating at home. An avid gardener, Greg had a special talent for growing orchids, and he kept a varied selection of succulents as well. Greg’s love of sunshine, art, food and art (yes he really loved art that much) was surpassed only by the love he had for his friends and family. He had many lifelong friends and was militant in remembering milestone events about all of them. A birthday was never missed and one could set their watch by his timely, uniquely Greg, Christmas cards. He would be the first at the bedside of a friend in need, be it in illness or to be the first to hold a new baby. From a wild, rambunctious youth to a gentle, comforting, peace loving man, Greg’s loving spirit will be missed by anyone who was lucky enough to be considered his friend. Greg was preceded in death by both of his parents and his brother Jeff. He is survived by his sister Kathy Cook and her husband, John, his niece Danielle Drewisch, his uncle Bud Bottoms, and numerous cousins. Many thanks to all who cared for Greg in the last few months, especially his doctors, the staff and nurses at the Cancer Center and his very own private nurse, Diane Johnson, who made his final vision a reality.
A private celebration of life will be held by the family on March th. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Surfrider Foundation or the Pacific Pride Foundation.
Richard John Magenheimer, M.D., Capt. USN // – //
My dearest husband, “Dad,” “Daddy,”“Papa,” brother, friend, and colleague, Richard John Magenheimer passed away on February at Serenity House, surrounded by friends and family members. Richard was born on July , , to John and Daisy Magenheimer in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He graduated from Marquette University Medical School in , prepared with his classical Jesuit education, to make a difference in the world. Richard served years in the active and reserve US Navy as a flight surgeon, retiring at the rank of Captain. He completed his residency at the Naval Medical Center in Oakland, and began his Ophthalmology practice of years at Sansum Medical Clinic in . Married the past years, Richard and Pam spent blessed times together enjoying family, road trips in the “red” car, biking, skiing,Yoga, and traveling. The highlights of each week were Breakfast with The Boys talking over the golden years in medicine, and The EARLY Morning Bible Study—a small group who met for years. His greatest joy was quietly making a difference in the lives of his family, friends and patients. Active in his community, Richard held leadership positions at Life Network Medical, Young Life, Rotary and was a member of Santa Barbara Community Church. A -year volunteer for Meals on Wheels, Richard drove the winding Eastside roads in his favorite Miata, the license plate of which read “DT :.” When asked the significance thereof, he delighted in quoting the verse, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart.” A generous man of dignity and honor, Richard searched for the Glory of God in his life. He often shared his testimony as expressed
in his favorite poem, “The Hound Of Heaven,” which was his quiet way of honoring the glory of the Lord and his pursuit of Christ. A heartfelt “Thank you” and deep appreciation go to all the doctors who helped in Richard’s battle against Parkinson’s disease. We give thanks to the Serenity House staff who provided excellent care that went far beyond duty as they tended to his soul as much as to his body. We extend deepest gratitude to Pam’s sister, Elizabeth Robbins, our Earth Angel who cared for us all and was always by our side. Richard is survived by his loving wife, Pam, and children Kim (Natika), Kimberly (Tony), and Mary Jo (Richard), Dan (Lynn), Jen and their mother, Joan; brothers Art (Ann), Tom; sisters-in-law Elizabeth and Jane, brother-in-law Thomas (Robin); and wondrous grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren who will miss his guidance and gentle direction. As Richard wished, his ashes will be scattered during the summer at Mammoth in the mountains he loved. We will keep him in our hearts forever. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Parkinson’s Association Santa Barbara (PASB), Serenity House, and Santa Barbara YoungLife.
Anne Beckwith Johnson // – //
A Celebration of Life for our mother, Anne Beckwith Johnson (–), will be held on Saturday March th, : PM at the Unitarian Church, Santa Barbara Street. A reception with family will follow in the Parish Hall.
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Barry Spacks 1931 – 2014
in the Santa Barbara poetry room. As Chryss Yost has said, he was a creative force we couldn’t just talk around but had to acknowledge as central, not only to poetry but with excursions to the other arts. In doing so, we were like the blind men describing that other elephant in the old fable. One of us — it could be myself — touches and hears the trunk and exclaims: “A Poet!” Correct! This revelation has come to every Santa Barbaran who cares about poetry, even before Barry became our ﬁrst poet laureate. Slogging through the May 1966 issue of Poetry magazine, my spirits were suddenly lifted by two bright and sparkling pieces by someone at MIT, whose name I had just read on a letter of recommendation to UCSB: Barry Spacks. One of those spirited poems parodied what he had written seriously, and it was mischievous (this MIT Spacks was the Poet), being titled “Recommendations”:
This is a good fellow who knows what he may do? He is most excited, he is walking the walls of himself on tiptoe. Give him a prize.
BY J O H N R I D L A N D ’m tempted to think of Barry Spacks as the elephant
The Elephant in the Arts Room poetry and literature at MIT while his ﬁrst wife, Patricia Meyer Spacks, taught literature at Wellesley. The second half was measured out in the cooler ambiance of Santa Barbara, ﬁrst in the English Department at UCSB, and later in the College of Creative Studies, until December 2013, when he began to feel exhausted by his ﬁnal illness. In 1989, he won a UCSB Distinguished Teaching Award and was always very highly rated in student evaluations for his enthusiasm and knowledge, as Teddy Macker’s online Independent article attests. The elephant’s fourth leg is Tibetan Buddhism, which I believe Kimberley Snow had been practicing for some time before Barry. For six years, they were based in a Tibetan Buddhist community in Northern California. In what may be his most widely known poem of recent years, “Within Another Life,” he speculates on several transmigrations a soul might make after death — becoming a boulder, a pane of glass, a door — and expresses a ﬁnal hope for his own:
And if a knotted, twisted rope from long self-clenching and complexity, oh love, unbind, unbraid me then, until I flow again like windswept hair.
The elephant’s tusks are for ﬁghting, seemingly essential for professors of literary criticism. But although well aware And this one is steady: LOVE SONGS: One of Barry Spacks’s many side projects was singing with the of the civil and uncivil wars in English departments, Barry Barry Spacks Rawkus Blues Band. it is clear that he is breathing; did not take up the style of confrontation but its opposite: he will never kill any number conciliation. In essence, his was a creative, not a destructive, for discipline but a love of food, expressed in such poems as “The talent, whether in his own work or helping others with theirs. of old ladies, nor harrow Artichoke” or “The Onion,” and in allying himself with Kimberley To attest to his editorial skills, I cite my personal experience. As hell. Give him Snow, the chef with a PhD in English in Lexington, Kentucky, and reader for the MIT Press, Barry had ﬁrst turned down, as needa prize. author of In Buddha’s Kitchen. The point about this “leg,” though, ing editing, the original manuscript of a book my wife and I had (William Faulkner in an interview had said,“Keats’s ‘Ode on a was his growing up in a Jewish district of Philadelphia and his written about our deceased “special child.” Then, unpaid, and anxiety for the “Assimilation” of Jews into American society, about communicating cross-country by letter, he generously and cheerGrecian Urn’ is worth any number of little old ladies.”) I wrote Barry an Authentic Unsolicited Fan Letter, and which he published a poem under that title in the August 1979 fully worked together with us, painstakingly helping us cut and reword, making possible its eventual acceptance. These critical after a great deal of correspondence, I booked him for the fourth Poetry, regretting its slow pace: issue of my magazine, The Little Square Review. In my “note” skills were always available to anyone whose poems he was asked there, I wrote: to assess, in numberless formal and informal poetry workshops So maybe, say in ten thousand years, and private sessions in person or online. Barry must rank as one Even the grim ones will start to join us? of the most collaborative of modern American writers, which The poems are imbued with the freshness that comes (We who take jokes as a serious business) — requires a diminishing of the ego in all parties concerned. only to a man who remembers his body, but they could be One more facet of elephant and human life might be alluded written only by one who takes an equal care of his mind. A second leg would be Barry’s ﬁction, best represented by two to in light of Barry’s continued emphasis on its enjoyments, in Barry had replied to my fan letter:“Since poetry has so adjusted exemplary novels, The Sophomore and Orphans. The Sophomore, his poems as well as the novels. It’s succinctly stated in his postto a medium of solitude, it comes as an energizing shock to dis- published in 1968, was unfortunately eclipsed by a similar but humously published blurb to Diana Raab’s current book, Lust, cover someone attending.” Also he lamented: “The great danger inferior coming-of-age novel, The Graduate, and though Barry which, he says,“celebrates the sacred everlasting Eros.” for all of us nowadays, don’t you think, is to yield to a sense of per- was paid for writing a screenplay of his, the movie of the more Others will have more to say about Barry’s years in Santa sonal irrelevance?”Yes, that was so, back then, and if it now seems famous one pushed it aside, like bad money driving out good, and Barbara. While he merged with the local arts community, I was that art has grown big enough to supply an elephant in our Santa it was never ﬁlmed. It was, however, reissued last year by Faber engulfed by duties at the university. After retiring, I was more in Barbara, Barry’s presence and example have made an enormous and Faber in London. touch, joining the monthly poetry workshop (now a hotbed of diﬀerence, which his diﬃdence in 1966 would not have foreseen. The second novel, Orphans (1972), is a very ﬁne and moving Santa Barbara poet laureates), which he had started. His devastatThe blind person at the hind end of the elephant feels the tail: story from Barry’s experience in the Korean War, a conﬂict about ing last group email came on January 6: “I have rather bad news something like a paintbrush? “An Artist!” Yes. In recent years which very little ﬁction has been written. TV gave us M*A*S*H, from my doctors looking into my present state of exhaustion and Barry showed his paintings, distinctively sketchy and often liter- of course, but only its famously stunning ﬁnal episode (no laugh won’t be able to be with you on the 19th. I’m afraid my strength ary. (A poster he made as Poet Laureate for a city tree-planting track) can be compared to the powerful plot and the poignant doesn’t allow for visits, but I know you’ll all be thinking of me.” In occasion was a Concrete poem: “St. = Street without tree.”) As an ending of Orphans. (Faber and Faber or the New York Review of other words,“over and out,” as radio operators said in World War II. Or, better, the valediction with which Barry closed his emails artist he admitted two things: One, he had been painting for 20 Books Press: Reissue it!) For a third leg, another blind man could propose Barry’s activi- in recent years: years before he showed any work, and two, he was color-blind. “On! On!” To counter that handicap, he shared a studio with Neal Crosbie, ties in other arts in Santa Barbara: “An Actor!” Yes, in at least four whom he would consult as to whether a green, which looked plays, including a musical by Victoria White where he played gray to him, would go well with this section of chartreuse, which Gertrude Stein’s brother, Leon (Kimberley’s novel It Changes A Memorial Celebration for Barry Spacks, including music, poetry, called him “Leo Stein”), and at UCSB in Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus. also looked gray. art, and community, takes place at the Museum of Contemporary An elephant has four legs like tree trunks. One, a blind person And why not credit here his teaching, both in and out of school? Art Santa Barbara, 653 Paseo Nuevo, on Sunday, March 9,3-4:30 p.m., might think, would stand for his grounding in childhood, the son His professional career divides in two, after undergraduate work with a reception until 6 p.m. People can also post remembrances at of a grocer who went to the Produce Market in Philadelphia at at the University of Pennsylvania and a Fulbright year at Cam- spacksstreet.com, which is dedicated to the informal naming of the 4 a.m. every day. One of Barry’s boyhood chores was to stack the bridge University. He spent 20 years in the hotbed of writers and alley by Granada Books “Spacks Street.” An exhibition of original fruits and vegetables in bins, which may have led to not only a will academics in colleges and universities around Boston, teaching work by Barry Spacks will show at Sullivan Goss beginning April 3. march 6, 2014
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Pictured is an overcrowded camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) near Sittwe, Myanmar. Rohingyas are not permitted to travel in Myanmar or to marry or have more than two children without government permission.
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ited Myanmar, state security forces and Buddhist vigilantes massacred at least 48 ethnic Rohingya Muslims, mostly women and children, according to human rights reports. Witnesses said the mass killings took place in the Rakhine state in western Myanmar — the country also known as Burma — in one of the many areas that are largely oﬀ-limits to journalists and humanitarian workers. Rakhine is the troubled place where in 2012 Buddhist mobs killed more than 200 Muslims and burned thousands of homes. Despite government controls, journalists managed to report that the mobs, assisted by police, had driven more than 100,000 Rohingya into militarized camps. They remain there today, forbidden to marry or to have more than two children without permission or to travel beyond the police and army checkpoints. Immediately after the massacre, the UN called on Myanmar to investigate. But as with prior atrocities, the government denied responsibility for the killings. According to the Associated Press, on February 27 Myanmar’s government expelled the humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders after the organization reported that it had treated two dozen Rohingya Muslims, victims of violence committed by Buddhist mobs. The government denied the attacks. I never thought the word Buddhist would be used as an adjective to modify the noun terror. All that changed last summer, when I saw the serene image of a Buddhist monk on the cover of the Asian edition of Time magazine. The story appeared a few months after President Barack Obama’s historic visit to Myanmar, which was intended to note the end of 50 years of brutal military rule and the beginning
MYANMAR A K A BURMA of a “transition to democracy.” In reality, growing sectarian violence in the country may yet derail that transition, as it may slow down the stampede of Western corporations hungry to share in this, the last frontier market in Asia. Next to the portrait of the monk in his ﬂowing, maroon-colored robes was the headline “THE FACE OF BUDDHIST TERROR.” Buddhists compose about 90 percent of the population in Myanmar; Muslims account for only about 4 percent. The country has some 135 ethnic groups and a long history of tribal and religious conﬂict. Founded as a democratic nation in 1948, Burma fell to a military coup in 1962, remaining a dictatorship until
under house arrest in her lakeside home and in the notorious Insein prison. The loosening of military control prompted the lifting of international sanctions, but it was followed by a rash of sectarian violence between Buddhists and Muslims. Last fall I ﬂew to Burma, the storied home of thousands of golden pagodas and ancient temples. The country was renamed Myanmar by the junta in 1989, but it is still called Burma by many Western nations. I’d reported from China and Vietnam, but somehow I hadn’t realized that this country was as big as Texas, the largest landmass in mainland Southeast Asia.
in the foreign policy column. And I watched with interest, following the visit, when the President lifted punishing economic sanctions, which had isolated Burma as a police state for decades. Now I wondered how these events would impact the beleaguered Rohingya, the people the UN calls one of the most persecuted minorities in the world. Would their sorry tale play a part, however small, in Obama’s legacy? Or would the Rohingya, these stateless people whose citizenship was revoked when the Burmese generals rewrote the national constitution in 1982, remain a sideshow in a larger picture: the Administration’s attempt to refocus attention from the Middle East toward the China-dominated Paciﬁc, a gambit some have dubbed Obama’s “Asian Pivot”?
Ethnic cleansing has driven tens of thousands of ethnic Rohingya from Myanmar in the last two years.
2010. At that time, the junta, desperate for hard currency, announced political reforms and allowed elections, which led to a nominally civilian government. The reforms included the freeing of prominent human-rights activist Aung San Suu Kyi, who had spent 15 years
I certainly didn’t understand what could be at stake for my own country politically — what forging this new alliance might mean for President Obama, whose legacy will be colored, fairly or unfairly, by failures in Afghanistan and Iraq. I guessed that Obama sorely needed a win
It was a humid 93 degrees the morning I landed in Yangon, the city many still call Rangoon (the military changed the name in 1989). Before my trip, Bill Davis, the lead investigator for Physicians for Human Rights, had told me about a Rohingya businessperson called Karim (not his real name), who had moved to Yangon before travel restrictions were imposed. Davis told me that dozens of Muslims had been massacred and 13,000 displaced by mob violence in Meiktila, a town in the center of the country. The mayhem had apparently been triggered by an argument between a Muslim merchant and a Buddhist customer over gold prices. Much of the town had been burnt by Buddhists, who reportedly set ﬁre to the corpses of their victims as police stood idly by. According to Davis, the crowds shouted “Kill the Kalars!” — a racial epithet commonly used against foreigners, despite the fact that many of the victims were from families who had lived in CONT’D >>> march 6, 2014
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the area for generations. Davis suggested that his contact might be able to take me to see the rubble of the central mosque and school. Karim was supposed to meet me at the airport, but the roads were choked with the usual autos, pickups, tuk-tuks, and trishaws. He advised me by phone to take the airport van. An hour later, I walked into the lobby of the Queen’s Park Hotel, a reminder of the British colonial period, which ended after Burma declared independence in 1947. We met in the hotel restaurant where Karim, a well-dressed man in his mid-thirties, selected a table out of earshot of other customers. The breakfast buﬀet was winding down, and the waiters were removing platters of Burmese delicacies: mango with dried eel and ﬁsh bought fresh on the docks only a few blocks from the hotel. Karim began by apologizing that he could not take me to Meiktila. It was just too dangerous. He was willing to help, but only with background information. “I have three little girls,” he said, his voice trailing oﬀ. I knew Myanmar was experiencing the longest-running civil war in the world, a dubious distinction at best. The Burmese army, one of the largest in the world, was now in its sixth decade of ﬁghting ethnic groups, none of them Muslim, on the China and Thai borders. I knew that Burma’s border territories were rich in oil, gas, and precious gems (90 percent of the world’s rubies and the best jade come from here) and that the Burmese military shared in the riches. There was also credible evidence that government-aligned
The Rohingyas are a small ethnic minority with their own culture and language, scattered throughout a half-dozen countries from Saudi Arabia to Malaysia. The largest concentration — some 1.2 million — are found in Burma, mostly in the Rakhine state, which lies directly south of Bangladesh on the Bay of Bengal. This is where tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims were conﬁned “for their own protection” after the attacks of 2012. Sittwe is virtually inaccessible by road, cut oﬀ by an inland mountain range, splitting western Myanmar from the rest of the country. Rakhine was an independent country until 1784, and, in its glory days, European travelers called the coastal kingdom the “Venice of the East.” Despite the fact that today Rohingyas outnumber Buddhists in some areas, ethnic Rakhines still think of themselves as a separate, monolithic people, something similar to the Basques in Spain. I ﬂew by prop plane to Sittwe, Karim’s birthplace and the Rakhine capital. It’s an island city of almost 200,000, surrounded by rivers that ﬂow into the bay. Sittwe is the spot where the British landed in 1825 during the ﬁrst Anglo-Burmese War, and, despite a sizeable Muslim population, it is considered the birthplace of “political Buddhism.” Here in a British security prison in 1939, the monk Sayadaw U Ottama, a famous leader of the Burmese independence movement and practitioner of Theravāda, the oldest surviving form of Buddhism, died on hunger strike. And here in 2007, Sittwe monks launched the “Saﬀron Revolution,” an uprising against the military government that quickly spread throughout the country but was brutally repressed.
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developers hope will transform Myanmar into In 2012, the ﬁrst large-scale sectarian vioa tourist mecca. Then I thought of Ali and the lence broke out in June, when a Buddhist others in the camp. They were like random woman was raped and murdered allegedly beings adrift in a lawless outer space, where by three Muslims, who were quickly lynched. the sound of voices cannot travel. Unhooked It erupted again in October 2012, when the from the earthship where most of the rest of Muslim quarter, Aung Mingalar, was emptied us ride, they seemed to be ﬂoating away, tinier and much of it burned by rampaging mobs. and tinier in the distance. Between the two outbreaks, more than 240 Rohingya Muslims were killed and an estimated 140,000 were conﬁned to internally displaced persons (IDP) camps near Sittwe. Tens of thousands managed to ﬂee the country. When I tried to get into Aung Mingalar, I was turned back at a police checkpoint. The next day I hired a ﬁxer who got me into one of the camps not far from the ocean. There I met Noor Ali, a Rohingya man in his mid-thirties who was wearing a torn white T-shirt. Ali took me to a makeshift cemetery and showed me a large mound of fresh dirt. It was a mass grave. The day before, Ali told me through an interpreter that the police had come at night in a big truck. Without Noor Ali escaped when Buddhist mobs burned his house as police explanation, they dumped 58 bodies watched. His wife and 3-year-old boy drowned when they tried to of men, women, and children. The cross a river to safety. bodies, which were partially decomposed, may have come from another camp, but no one could identify them. The bodies remain a mystery. The police oﬀered no answers, and everyone was too terriﬁed to press the issue. Ali led me to an older grave in the cemetery. On the Bay of Bengal, about a hundred yards “My wife is buried here,” he said. from one of the camps, I found what someone We lingered awhile before walking across generously called the “Rohingya ﬁshing ﬂeet.” an open ﬁeld, lush green and soft from the The ﬂeet consisted of some 40 wooden hulls, rainy season that was now ending. He told rotten-looking things without a trace of paint. me his story in simple language. “We used to Above the water line, you could see cracks all live together,” he said of the Sittwe combetween the swollen planks; below, you could munity.“Then one day the monks told [the hear the whoosh of bilge pumps working Muslims] to leave our village.‘This is not your overtime to keep up with the leaks. The boats land,’” they insisted. When his neighborhood listed against one other, like huddled driftleader, who was Buddhist, decided to join the wood. It felt like a marine graveyard. monks, he knew it was time to go. The Muslim On a muddy embankment near the water, quarter was in a state of high panic. During several Rohingyas were struggling to revive a the chaos, Ali was separated from his wife and boat — it looked more like a skeleton — about their 3-year-old boy.“They had to cross a river,” 40 feet in length. One man was busy with a he said, “but the river was too strong.” Ali was hammer, trying to “sister” an old rib with rusty only able to ﬁnd one body, that of his wife. nails. I remembered from my days on the “They drowned.” water that salt dissolves iron all too quickly, I thought of the Royal Sittwe, the seaside one reason why wooden boat operators in the resort beyond the police checkpoints where West insist on using bronze and stainless steel I would spend the night, one of many that to fasten planks.
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“Sixty or 70 people crowd into these boats,” my guide told me, noting that the rickety vessels do so without any navigational equipment to guide their ocean voyages. Some ﬂee to nearby Bangladesh, he said, others to Malaysia and Thailand. Just in the last year, according to human rights groups, More than 140,000 Rohingya Muslims in Myanthousands of desperate refumar have been displaced by ethnic cleansing gees had chosen the dangers by majority Buddhists, who make up about 90 of ocean escape from the percent of the country. ethnic cleansing. According to the UN, of the 13,000 mostly Rohingya Muslims who ﬂed in 2012, 485 are known to have drowned. Shortly after I left Myanmar last November, 70 men, women, and children drowned when their overloaded boat broke up in the Bay of Bengal. I had to wonder if the man with the rusty nails was aboard.
A BURNT MOSQUE I followed Aung Win, my balding 60-year-old ﬁxer, through the ashes of the torched mosque near Sittwe and into an adjoining space that used to be a madrassa. Aung Win said that some 350 people had come there every day to pray. We Thousands of houses, schools, and mosques have passed through the eerie been torched in the recent violence. These are the remains of a classroom, remains of a mosque near Sittwe. walls still standing, a ﬂoor of blackened rubble, then on to the remnants of a kitchen, where student lunches once had been prepared. Plate and teacup fragments cracked underfoot. “The Buddhists set everything on ﬁre on June 12 and then again on June 13 and 14,” he said. “Then the police attacked the people who were trying to run away.” We walked to another room, with only walls standing. For a moment we were alone, out of sight of the nearby guards.“During the violence, I lost two of my brothers-in-law,” Aung Win said quietly.“One of them was killed by beating and the other,” he said, dragging a ﬁnger across his neck,“his throat was cut with a long knife.” “I am very sad,” he said, tears welling up in his eyes. “I do not think still there is justice in Myanmar.”
WIRATHU Buddhism and nationalism have been intertwined in Burma for more than a century. It is a good guess that George Orwell, the writer who ﬁrst came to Burma as a British police oﬃcer in the 1920s, witnessed monks taking part in demonstrations against the occupation. And here, almost a century later, was Ashin Wirathu, the radical Burmese monk, notorious leader of the “” political movement, the anti-Muslim crusade widely condemned for spreadIn 2003, Ashin Wirathu, the radical ing hate speech. In 2003, Wirathu was Burmese monk, was sentenced to 25 sentenced to 25 years in prison for years in prison for inciting mobs to inciting riots that led to the killing of kill Muslims. He was freed in 2010 in a 10 Muslims but was released in 2010 in general amnesty. a general amnesty for political prisoners. Considering his volatile history, I was surprised to meet a charismatic, cherubic-looking preacher, a boyish 45-year-old who stood only about 57, with a voice so soft it was diﬃcult to hear. The movement considers Rohingyas to be land- and job-grabbing illegal immigrants from Bangladesh. They are like “Mexican sneakers in your country,” someone told me, rephrasing a common slur. Wirathu joined — the number supposedly refers to Buddhist scripture — in
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example of Wirathu leading a rally of monks in Manda2001. The movement’s logo, a circle of light emanating lay in September 2012 to promote the current president from three lions on a pedestal, can be seen throughout Thein Sein’s controversial plan to send Rohingya MusBurma on vendor stalls, taxicabs, and private vehicles. lims to a third country. A month later, more violence Wirathu has thousands of Facebook followers, and his broke out in the Rakhine state. YouTube videos calling Muslims (note: According to Burmese “dogs” and “carp” and other media accounts, the January 2014 names are all over the Internet. massacre in Rakhine erupted I met him at the respected soon after monks delivered serMasoeyein Monastery in the mons calling for the expulsion of city of Mandalay in central all the Rohingya.) Myanmar, where he presides In last year’s controversial over some 2,500 monks. Wirathu Time interview, Wirathu took painted a picture of Buddhist the title “Burmese Bin Laden.” monks cowering under physical After the exposé, more than a threat from a worldwide Muslim thousand monks and other Burconspiracy. “Their purpose is to mese attended a protest rally and turn Myanmar into an Islamic Most ethnic Rohingyas were stripped of their Deputy Minister of Information state,” he claimed. While most citizenship in 1982 when Burma’s military junta Ye Htut banned the magazine, Rohingya are not connected to rewrote the national constitution. saying it was necessary to halt terrorist groups like Al Qaeda, he the spread of “hate speech.” Wirathu was quoted in the said, the majority are bound by their inﬂuence. article saying Muslims were the main cause of violence Outside Wirathu’s temple were two large bulletin in the world, and urging his compatriots to be vigilant: boards, where gruesome photos of the corpses of “You can be full of kindness and love, but you cannot mutilated monks were posted. An idyllic drawing of sleep next to a mad dog.” Wirathu, encircled by the doves of peace, was posiLate in the afternoon of our interview, standing in tioned above the corpses. Wirathu told me the monks a sweat-drenched shirt next to the photos of mutiwere bludgeoned or hacked to death by Muslim attacklated corpses, I listened as Wirathu began to profess ers. I asked him where the pictures were taken. He said his admiration for historical ﬁgures such as Corazón Thailand and Bangladesh, both of which have small Aquino in the Philippines, Benazir Bhutto in Pakistan, Rohingya populations. He later claimed similar photos and Mahatma Gandhi in India. “I have a great deal of on the other board were taken in the Rakhine state in respect,” Wirathu said,“for a leader Burma, though there was no context like Martin Luther King who has for the photos and no authentication. shown us the way for peaceful It seemed preposterous to believe that resistance. There are a few people in the murders of so many monks could Myanmar who follow his example, have taken place in a society where the and I identify with them.” majority population is Buddhist — a It all had a weird, Alice in Wonplace where monks are held in such derland feeling. Here I was, an reverence that they routinely jump American visitor, now steeped in queues at supermarkets and airport human rights reports about Budcounters. How could all these crimes be dhist atrocities against Muslims, committed in such a country without talking to an angelic little man who being reported in the news? claimed that the Rohingyas were Andrea Gittleman, the senior legbehind most, if not all, of the carislative counsel for the Physicians for nage. Why have all these Rohingyas Human Rights in Washington, D.C., This temporary mosque was built in a been killed and why were there said her organization has seen a conrefugee camp near Sittwe, Myanmar, 140,000 refugees in those camps? I nection between speeches by Wirathu after Buddhist mobs burned down the asked incredulously. It’s propaganda, and spikes in anti-Muslim violence Muslim quarter. Wirathu replied politely. across Myanmar. Gittleman cited the CONT’D>>>
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Armarni Sein Hlaing is part of a group that tries to promote peace between Buddhists and Muslims. She says the military wants to use sectarian discord in Burma to retain power. Behind Armarni is a photo of Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma’s famous dissident and Nobel laureate. Suu Kyi, who is revered in Washington, D.C., for human rights advocacy, has remained silent about the ethnic cleansing of Muslims in Myanmar.
THE BUDDHIST PEACEMAKER The ﬁrst thing that grabs your attention in her tidy middle class house in Mandalay is the large photo of Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma’s famous dissident and Nobel laureate. The home belongs to Armarni Sein Hlaing, a peace activist who, as a student in the ’80s and ’90s, was brieﬂy detained in demonstrations against the military junta and once “spent a month hiding in the jungle” after her college friends were arrested. She told me that in order for Suu Kyi to run for the presidency in 2015 — a development that might convince many skeptics that Myanmar was on a real path to democracy — the military would have to agree to amend the constitution, which states that a candidate’s family must have been born in Burma. Suu Kyi’s husband and children were born in England. Such a change, Armarni guessed, was unlikely. Today, Armarni and her husband are members of the once-outlawed National League for Democracy, which was represented in the historic election of 2012 when Suu Kyi was elected a member of Parliament. Like Suu Kyi, Armarni and her husband, who is a maritime engineer, are Theravāda Buddhists. They are part of a group called Myitta, which tries to promote harmony between Buddhists and Muslims. Myitta means “empathy” in Burmese. Armarni said she welcomed the democratic reforms, especially the new press freedoms, but she said the violence against Muslims was orchestrated,“a deliberate attempt by the government to sway the outcome” of the coming elections. The Myitta movement was raising issues I hadn’t heard before, which seemed a hopeful sign.“It is the government that is trying to divert attention 26
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to distract us from the real issues at hand,” she said. “There is no reason for the Buddhists and the Muslims to ﬁght — we were all born here and are like brothers and sisters,” she added. But “someone is pulling the strings — there is a puppet master.”
On my last day in Myanmar, ﬁve bombs exploded in Yangon. In one of the blasts, a 43-year-old American tourist in the Traders Hotel suﬀered multiple injuries. The government blamed Karen guerrillas, one of an alphabet soup of rebel groups in the resourcerich north, which have been ﬁghting the Burmese army for almost 60 years. A Yangon newspaper, perhaps testing the limits of the new press freedoms, blamed the Burmese secret police, claiming government eﬀorts to instill fear in the long run-up to the 2015 elections. Given the conspiracy theories swirling in the country, that guess was as good as any. This was the end of the Buddhist Lent, the religious holiday known as Thadingyut that falls each year when the rains begin to retreat. This year Thadingyut overlapped with Eid alAdha, the worldwide Islamic feast that honors the sacriﬁce attributed to the patriarch Abraham. I got a taste of both, ﬁrst by walking in the annual festival of lights that celebrates Thadingyut. Then Karim picked me up and brought me to the Muslim quarter, where lines of poor people had queued up to receive the traditional donations of lamb. After that we went to the family home of Kyaw Min, a well-known Rohingya politician who had been elected as a member of the Myanmar Parliament in 1990. In 2006 Kyaw was arrested by the secret police on charges his Rohingya advocacy was giving Myanmar a “bad name” abroad. Then the police rounded up the rest of the family, Kyaw’s wife
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Kyaw Min (second from right), former member of the Myanmar Parliament, spent seven years in prison, along with his wife and three children, for speaking out for Rohingya.
and their three children. The youngest, Wai tion urging Myanmar to grant citizenship Wai (who was 18 at the time), told me the to the disenfranchised Rohingya. Myanmar notorious Special Branch police came to their quickly told the UN to mind its own busihouse at midnight. After two months in jail ness (which, some might say, it was trying to without beneﬁt of counsel, Wai Wai said she do). After that, the U.S. Congress introduced and her mother and siblings were sentenced a nonbinding resolution calling on “Burma to 17 years in prison. Her father, the real target, to end the persecution and discrimination was sentenced to 46 years. All of them were of the Rohingya people and ensure respect incarcerated for internationat Insein, the ally recognized notorious prison human rights built by the Britfor all ethnic and ish in 1871. The religious minority prison — which, groups.” The resoat the time of its lution, which Tom construction, Andrews, former was the largest U.S. congressmemin the Empire ber from Maine, — was intended helped draft, is to house 5,000 largely symbolic. inmates. Under It is aimed in part Myanmar miliat those in the tary government, Author Kevin McKiernan poses with a little girl wearing thanaka, Obama admina cosmetic paste made from ground bark popular in Myanmar. Kyaw said, the istration who are population had pushing behind swollen to 10,000. the scenes for the U.S. to lift the last big sancOnly a few months before my visit, Kyaw tion, military aid to Burma, which was cut and his family were released from prison. after the bloody crackdown on protesters Considering their seven-year ordeal behind 25 years ago.“It’s wrong to be talking about bars, they struck me as remarkably cheerful. weapons,” Andrews told me.“The big quesKyaw was back at work printing broadtion should be whether the Myanmar milisides. His daughter Wai Wai, a bright young tary is answerable to the government or, as it woman of 25, had polished her English while appears, the government is still answerable to in prison and was now virtually ﬂuent. She the military.” The overall issue is being driven, was taking civics classes at the U.S. Embassy, the ex-congressmember said, by the U.S. and which had given her and a peace delegation China vying for power in Burma. “That’s why she belonged to coveted visas to visit the I fear [U.S. military aid] will eventually pass.” U.S. Encouraged by the Americans, she and I asked Andrews why Aung San Suu Kyi, her delegation had just returned from a trip the symbol of human rights in Myanmar to New York and Washington, D.C. It was a who is so revered in Washington, D.C., had small but hopeful sign. remained silent in the face of the brutal ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya.“Muslims are the third rail of politics,” he said bluntly. “No politician in Burma can make a stand Flying home on China Airlines, watching The for a reviled minority and still be elected.” Lone Ranger with subtitles in Mandarin and eating a kosher meal that had been packaged in Belgium, I had to marvel how the world had shrunk — and how Burma had remained Kevin McKiernan is a journalist and ﬁlmmaker. He directed the PBS documentary Good Kurds, Bad Kurds so frozen in time. and is the author of the book The Kurds: A People in A few weeks after I returned to Santa Search of Their Homeland (St. Martin’s Press, 2006). Barbara, the United Nations passed a resolu-
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/: Screening: Particle Fever This ﬁlm celebrates discovery and reveals the human stories behind the launch of the Large Hadron Collider — the biggest and most expensive experiment in history with the goal of re-creating conditions that existed after the Big Bang. :pm. Campbell Hall, UCSB. $-$. Ages +. Visit artsand lectures.sa.ucsb.edu or call -.
THURSDAY 3/6 /-/: Exhibition of Limited Edition Fine-Art Prints from C.G. Jung’s The Red Book The public is invited to view these ﬁneart prints of illustrations digitized directly from the original pages of Jung’s The Red Book, which emerged after a long period of self-reﬂection and experimentation that he called “confrontation with the unconscious.” Shows though April . Daily, am-pm. Paciﬁca Graduate Institute, Ladera Ln. Free. Call -. /: ARF! and The Cat in the
Hat Celebrate Read Across America Day Join ARF!’s (Animals + Reading = Fun!) dedicated therapy dogs to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss with stories read by The Cat in the Hat. , :, , and :pm. Front patio of Marshalls, State St. Free. Ages -. Call -.
/: Space Mobiles Design your own kinetic star and planet scene using images of the moon, earth, comets, and astronauts from the Heavenly Bodies exhibition. Family Resource Center. ::pm. Family Resource Center,
S.B. Museum of Art, State St. Free. Call -. /: Adam C. Hall Join Hall as he signs The Earth Keeper: Undeveloping the Future, his story of going from investment banker and realestate developer to chair of an UnDevelopment company, which combines land conservation with land development to support the economic and ecologic viability of current and future generations. pm. Chaucer’s Books, State St. Free. Call -. /: Kyle deCamp: Urban Renewal This performancebased event is a meditation on public policy, perception, and the signiﬁcance of the buildings we live in from a child’s unsentimental point of view. Happy hour: pm; performance: pm. Museum of Contemporary Art S.B., Paseo Nuevo. Free. Call -. /-/: Noises Oﬀ If you want a quiet evening out, do not go see this play within a play as there will be ﬂubbed lines, slammed doors, and even dropped trousers in the madcap comedy. Shows through March . Thu.-Sat.: :pm (preview on /); Sun.: pm. Garvin Theatre,
and ﬁre management. Anyone interested in the history and future of wildﬁres in S.B. County should drop by. -pm. Voskuyl Library, Westmont, La Paz Rd. Free. Call -.
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/: A Thousand Cranes This play is based on the true story of a -year-old athlete who discovers she has leukemia and is inspired by an ancient Japanese story that says if a sick person folds a thousand origami cranes, the gods will grant her health. Light refreshments and a tour of the kimono exhibit will follow the play. :pm. Santa Ynez Valley Museum and Carriage House, Sagunto St., Santa Ynez. $-$. Ages +. Visit santaynezmuseum .org or call -.
This nationally and internationally recognized scholar in biomedical ethics will speak about choices posed by medical technology that make death the least daunting alternative and how choosing death is a painful and contentious business. pm. McCune Conference Rm., HSSB , UCSB. Free. Call -. /: Ranell Hansen: Recep-
tion for Exhibition Faces and Places This exhibit is sure to cause a stir in your sewing circle. Much like traditional quilts, these works of art are made of fabric and thread and stuﬀed with batting, though you’ll have to see for yourself why they’re hanging in a gallery and not draped over a couch. -pm. Faulkner Gallery, E. Anapamu St. Free. Call -.
/: Mobilizing Opportunities: The Evolving Latino Electorate and the Future of American Politics Ricardo Ramírez, REGGIE RUTH BARRETT
BIG BANG: The ATLAS detector is one experiment at the Large Hadron Collider.
/: Tony Furtado Come and hear why Furtado has been called a genius on the banjo and slide guitar as he plays and sings songs from his entire career as well as Golden, his new release. -:pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, State St. $. Call -. /: Westmont Reads: Panel Discussion on The Big Burn This panel of experts will focus on issues about wildﬁres in general as well as biology, risk management,
associate professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame, will draw upon original surveys, oﬃcial government statistics, and community data from Latino civic organizations to oﬀer a theory of interplay between state political context and ethnic identities. pm. Lane Rm., Ellison Hall , UCSB. Free. Call -.
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ebrate and nurture your dreams at this festival where the theme is Tech, Talk & Trade and the critical areas of women’s lives are the focus. Fri.: am-pm; Sat.: :ampm; Sun.: :am-:pm. Earl Warren Showgrounds, Calle Real. $-$. Visit womensfestivals .org or call -. Read more on p. .
/: Jupiter, The King of Planets! Come and enjoy (and learn about) Jupiter and its moons, and if the weather permits, look at them through telescopes. :pm. Goleta Library, N. Fairview Ave., Goleta. Free. Call -. /: Street Medicine Documentary Fundraiser Come hear great bands Easy Bear, Boobie Tuesday, and The Constant Change in an eﬀort to raise funds to complete Jacqueline Lincoln’s documentary that showcases the experiences of the medical practitioners locally and nationally who bring health care to the homeless. pm. The Creekside, Hollister Ave. $. Ages +. Call -. /: Ben Taylor and Kathleen Sieck & Andy White In support of his latest album Listening, a blend of folk, pop, soul, urban, reggae, and country, Ben Taylor, son of James Taylor and Carly Simon, wants you to “just dig the songs.” pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, State St. $-$. Ages +. Call -. /-/: Launch Pad: Untitled IV by Ruth Markofsky In this play written by Alison Tatlock (writer of HBO’s In Treatment and ABC’s Betrayal), the central character Ruth struggles with questions
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about motherhood and loss, adoption and addiction, and the consequences of putting plastic in the dishwasher. This play contains strong language and is for mature audiences only. pm. Hatlen Theater, UCSB. $-$. Visit theaterdance .ucsb.edu or call -. Read more on p. . /: Tim Berg and Rebekah
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ling objects and installations are utilized to explore social norms and stereotypes in the work of this multimedia studio art collective based in Claremont, California. The exhibit, which lasts until April , will be highlighted by a lecture from the artists on March . pm. Atkinson Gallery, WC , SBCC. Free. Call -. /: The DTEASE, The Shakers The DTEASE draw their inspiration from a wide musical library, ranging from The Doors to David Bowie, saying that their performances will leave you “screaming for more.” Might be worth checking out? pm. Whiskey Richard’s, State St. $. Ages +. Call -.
SATURDAY 3/8 /: Shamrock Cork Board Craft Class Get ready for St. Patrick’s Day by making this quaint and keen craft where all the supplies will be provided. Registration is recommended. -:pm. Goleta Library, N. Fairview Ave., Goleta. Free. Call -.
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/: Knocking on Heaven’s
Door: How Physics and Scientiﬁc Thinking Illuminate the Universe and the Modern World Best-selling
author and theoretical physicist Lisa Randall will present a fascinating, disarming, and even wryly humorous lecture on the nature of the universe. -pm. Campbell Hall, UCSB. $-$. Ages +. Call -. /: nd Annual Doll Club Show and Sale If you collect dolls, love dolls and bears, or need accessories or one repaired, this show oﬀers the ﬁnest dealers and select items for purchase by children only. There will be a raﬄe and silent auction, and proceeds go to S.B. County charities. am-pm. Earl Warren Showgrounds, Calle Real. Free-$. Call -. Read more on p. . /: Downton Abbey Team Trivia Challenge Just when you thought you were done talking about Lady Mary, Mrs. Patmore, the Earl and Countess of Grantham, and everyone else above and below the stairs, you can put your plot and actor knowl-
JOHN ZANT’S GAME OF THE WEEK /: High School Girls Basketball: CIF Southern Section Final Santa Barbara versus Lakeside. The Dons will travel to Azusa to face the Lancers from Lake Elsinore for the Division AA title. Santa Barbara sophomore Amber Melgoza is averaging . points a game and lit the scoreboard up for points in a play-oﬀ game. It was senior Desirea Coleman who sparked the Dons to their - victory over Yorba Linda in the semiﬁnals. Lakeside is led by senior guard Kianna Williams, who is averaging . points, . assists and . steals a game. pm. Azusa Paciﬁc University, E. Alosta Ave., Azusa. $-$. Call -.
edge to the test in teams of two to three people to win the title of “Heir to the Abbey.” -pm. Goleta Library, N. Fairview Ave., Goleta. Free. Call -. /: Princess Day & Save the Frogs Day Come as a princess, knight, pirate, or anything you want, and meet Snow White, Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty, and other princesses in person as they help celebrate frogs. There will be frog-inspired crafts, games, and special animal appearances. ampm. S.B. Zoo, Niños Dr. Free$. Call -. /-/: Conﬁguration This year’s Conﬁguration concert will have new additions of jazz, hip-hop, and contemporary jazz presented by pre-professional dance companies that will surely make it an exciting performance. Shows through March . Sat.: pm; Sun.: pm. Center Stage Theater, Paseo Nuevo. $.-$. Call -. /: Opening to Love: A Devotional Retreat Agapelicensed minister and spiritual counselor Rev. Karen S. Wylie will lead a retreat open to people of all faiths that will include meditation, talks, and sharing. A healthy lunch will be served. am-pm. La Casa de Maria, El Bosque Rd., Montecito. $. Ages +. Call () -.
SUNDAY 3/9 /: Family Purim Party The Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara presents this familyfriendly celebration of Purim, with loads of activities for kids, like mask decorating and movement games. There will also be plenty of food, and whoever brings a donation to the Unity Shoppe food drive will be entered into a prize drawing. -pm. Bronfman Family Jewish Community Center, Chapala St. Free. Call -. /: Studio Sundays: Modeling Compound Workshop These once-a-month hands-on workshops give participants an opportunity to explore a wide range of artistic media like clay, metal, and wood. This week, artist Alice Aycock’s sculptures serve as inspiration as the group works to assemble sculptures from modeling compound, wire, and mirrored
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/: Hautebox IV: A Beneﬁt for Save The Mermaids at Four Seasons This fashion show will showcase the wares of Orange County designer Jessica Barkley and will be paired with jewelry from Gauthier, complete with hors d’oeuvres and music from DJ Fab. Proceeds beneﬁt Save the Mermaids, a nonproﬁt that aims to help protect the ocean. pm. Four Seasons The Biltmore, Channel Dr. $$. Visit nightout.com/events/ hautebox/tickets. /: Los Padres Trail Riders’ Annual Sale Tack and togs are the name of the game at this fundraiser for the Los Padres trail riders. Get everything you need to properly train or outﬁt your equine friend, both from vendors and from the silent auction. :am-:pm. Earl Warren Showgrounds, Calle Real. $-$. Call -.
/: Scrabble Time for Seniors Scrabble aﬁcionados and wordsmiths from all over Santa Barbara will convene for their twice-monthly meeting, with games for beginning, intermediate, and advanced players. Participants are welcome to bring their lunch. -pm. Goleta Library, N. Fairview Ave., Goleta. Free. Ages +. Call -. /: Ishmael Beah The New York Times best-selling author of the memoir A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier and a UNICEF advocate for children aﬀected by war, Beah will share his moving story and discuss his ﬁrst novel, Radiance of Tomorrow, about two longtime friends who return to their hometown, Imperi, after civil war. -pm. Campbell Hall, UCSB. $-$. Ages +. Call -.
TUESDAY 3/11 /: Catalyst Quartet This group has sold out the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall with their program American Voices. The music, which is a selection of works from American composers, will no doubt serve as a brilliant musical complement to the museum’s current exhibitions. :pm. Mary Craig Auditorium, S.B. Museum of Art, State St. $-$. Call -. COURTESY UCSB ARTS & LECTURES
/: Living with Voices Come learn, ask questions, and get detailed information on upcoming workshops at this information discussion, which aims to provide education and support for people who are hearing voices, seeing visions, and having unusual experiences. :-:pm. Faulkner Gallery, E. Anapamu St. Free. Call - or email livingwith email@example.com.
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/: The Wizard of Oz If you’ve read the book or seen the movie, there is nothing like seeing the yellow brick road or Emerald City in person. This performance will be preceded by kid-friendly fun, with craft making, face painting, and balloons, making this a theater event for the whole family. -pm. Campbell Hall, UCSB. $-$. Call -.
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/: Keali‘i Reichel Are you ready to be transported to the islands? Come see one of Hawai‘i’s most popular artists, whose contemporary spin on hypnotic chants and hula make him one of the musical standard bearers for Hawaiian music today, earning him Na Hoku Honahano Awards (the Hawaiian equivalent to the Grammys). pm. Campbell Hall, UCSB. $-$. Call -.
WEDNESDAY 3/12 /: Universal Compassion Kelsang Wangpo will lead a class on the nature of compassion using modern-day Buddhist master Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s book Universal Compassion. ::pm. Mahakankala Buddhist Ctr., Brinkerhoﬀ Ave. $. Ages +. Call -. /: Dr. Carl Schueler Orbital Sciences Corp.’s Dr. Carl Schueler reviews some of the challenges and beneﬁts associated with the Commercially Hosted Infrared Payload, the ﬁrst remote-sensing mission hosted on a commercial telecommunications satellite. Noon-:pm. Elks Lodge, N. Kellogg Ave. $-$. Call -. /: Girls Rock Winter
“Rock the House” Showcase Participants in Girls Rock S.B.’s winter After-School and Amplify programs will showcase their freshly minted musical skills in the latest performance from this nonproﬁt organization that aims to empower young women through musical expression. pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, State St. $-$. Call - or visit ticketﬂy.com.
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left: “The best thing about sailing is the freedom. I used to live on a sailboat in the ’80s, and I bought this a couple years ago to go diving at the islands with my kids, but it didn’t last long,” said Remy Saragosa (pictured left). He and Art Phillipe attempt to salvage what they can from Saragosa’s boat, which was beached during this weekend’s storm. After the two gather all the rope, winches, and brass they can, the boat will be sold for the lead keel and hauled off the beach within a few days.
For more than half a decade, folks have gathered in Santa Barbara for the International Women’s Festival to discuss femme-focused topics. The festival “celebrates the accomplishments and nurtures the dreams of women in an interactive, multi-cultural, and multitracked program and expo focusing on the critical areas of women’s lives Kelly LeBrock — personal, professional, philanthropic, and planet,” reads the group’s website. This year’s theme is tech (how women juggle the changing landscape of technology), talk (how women use the art of conversation in our personal and professional lives), and trade (how women find balance with the constant demands of professional or philanthropic responsibilities). Guest speakers include actress/activist Kelly LeBrock, TV personality Rona Barrett, and CEO of Global Futurist Dr. Mary O’Hara-Devereaux. The fest is Friday-Sunday, March 7-9, at Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real. For tickets and information, call the showgrounds at 687-0766 or visit womensfestivals.org. — Michelle Drown
Santa Barbara is nearly synonymous with volleyball, having cultivated beachplaying legends such as Karch Kiraly and Todd Rogers, to name just two. This April, budding spikers can start their careers by signing up for Volleyball Starts Here, a youth league for ages 7-15. Sign-ups have begun for the league, which runs April 8 - May 31 at Girsh Park in Goleta. The eight-week session is sponsored by the United States Youth Volleyball League (USYVL), which has mentored more than 100,000 children on the sport, according to its website. “One of the things that separates the USYVL from many other youth sports programs is the level of encouragement and ‘fun’ factor that we bring to the kids,” said Randy Sapoznik, executive director of the USYVL. The cost is $150 per kid, but there are discounts for families signing up two children or more. The price includes a volleyball, uniform, and individual medals. For more information, call (888) 988-7985 or visit usyvl .org/programs/find-a-program?Goleta. — MD
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At 261,227 square miles, Myanmar is slightly smaller than which U.S. state? ❏ Texas ❏ California ❏ Montana Which country does not border Myanmar? ❏ Cambodia ❏ India ❏ Thailand Who was the first U.S. president to visit Myanmar? ❏ Bill Clinton ❏ George W. Bush ❏ Barack Obama answers: . Texas; . Cambodia; . Barack Obama.
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magine returning to your remote ancestral home and ﬁnding the houses burnt out, the walls riddled with bullet holes, and the ground littered with human bones, some of which you know belonged to blood relatives. The long war that caused this destruction may be over, but in the town of Imperi, Sierra Leone, the past is a powerful presence that infects every moment of the present. This is the backdrop for Ishmael Beah’s novel, Radiance of Tomorrow. Ishmael Beah Though a work of ﬁction, the story is tethered tightly to the reality of what is happening today in African countries, where war, crippling corruption, and foreign competition for valuable natural resources or geopolitical advantage are facts of life. Beah manages to describe the consequences of neo-colonialism without once mentioning the term. Beah’s characters — Bockarie and Benjamin, Pa Moiwa and Mama Kadie, the man-child Colonel and the former child soldier Ernest — are not remarkable individually, but as an ensemble, their struggle to rebuild their lives after years of war and dislocation, after surviving the temporary permanence of refugee camps, the turpitude of the paramount chief and the local authorities, and the immorality of a foreign mining company that is untouchable and unaccountable, is a moving testament to the will of people to use whatever agency they can muster to create a better future for their children — even against An Evening staggering odds. with Ismael Beah takes The strength of Beah’s writing place Monday, March 10, at lies in his compassion for people 8 p.m. at Campbell Hall. $15 and places. In Radiance of Tomorgeneral; $10 UCSB students. row, he has created a story of hope Info: 893-3535 or artsand where hope has no right to reside. lectures.sa.ucsb.edu.
The date that Myanmar — then called Burma — came under British rule. The country shed colonial rule in 1948, finally becoming an independent nation. SOURCE: wikipedia.org/wiki/Burma.
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FOR THE LOVE OF DOLLS: Kay Chambers (pictured) started to “rescue” and restore Madame Alexander dolls later in life. Currently, she has a modest 40-doll count to her name.
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he Santa Barbara Doll Club Show boasts quite a history. For the past ﬁve decades, the annual fair, sale, appraisal, and repair event has been posting up inside the Earl Warren Showgrounds to host collectors, enthusiasts, and casual doll lovers from all over the country. This Saturday, March 8, the event celebrates its 52nd year in conjunction with another important birthday: the 90th anniversary of Madame Alexander. Doll-savvy folk can recognize Alexander’s handiwork a mile away; her creations range in size from 8- to 16-inch ﬁgurines; all have sweetly cherubic features and are crafted with a painstaking eye for detail. Their clothes are works of art: tiny, multi-piece ensembles that replicate native garb from countries around the world, or storybook characters, or the ornate gowns of the ﬁrst wives of the United States. I recently met with S.B. collector Kay Chambers, whose love for Madame Alexander was evident from the moment I stepped foot in her home. With a modest 40-doll collection to her name, Chambers admitted that she didn’t start collecting until much later in life.“When [toy store owner] Mrs. Kernohan died in 2003, I bought four of them at her family’s garage sale,” Chambers recalled.“We spent hours talking to her daughter, and after that I just started looking.” Spurred by her experience at the Kernohans’ and her longstanding love of Alexander’s work, she began her hunt for more second-hand collectibles. As we talked, she pointed to each doll — an Eliza Doolittle, a Princess Josephine — explaining the story behind its arrival, as well as the condition it arrived in. “New, they retail for over $100, and I’m not rich, so when I realized we could buy them for $15 or $25 and repair them to make them look like new, I started buying them like crazy,” she explained. Chambers’s desire to “rescue” and restore the dolls is a large part of what makes her collection so special. Growing up in a middle-class home, she always admired her friends’ Madame Alexander dolls from afar. And now, as a grandmother of two, she’s happy to share her dolls — and their history — with a new generation.“I have two grandkids, 3 and 6, and they play with them and they enjoy them a lot. We take them out of the display cabinet one at a time and each one gets a ‘wow.’ ” Chambers’s collection of Madame Alexander dolls will appear as part of the 52nd annual S.B. Doll Club Show, Saturday, March 8, Warren Hall, Earl Warren Showgrounds. For more info, call 733-1261 or visit earl — Aly Comingore warren.com.
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The End of the Season CIF Finals Elude Two High School Basketball Teams
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March, one game short of a trip to the CIF ﬁnals, the varsity boys’ basketball teams of Santa Barbara High and Laguna Blanca School arrived at the conclusions to their 2013-14 seasons. Their old and wise head coaches — 70-year-old Santa Barbara natives David Bregante and Sal Rodriguez — were grateful for these teams. In all their years of living and breathing basketball, this was one of the sweetest. THE BEGINNING: Their
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HOOP LEADERS: Basketball coaches David Bregante (left) from S.B. High and Sal Rodriguez from Laguna Blanca were teammates at SBCC, where their lifelong friendship was solidified.
parallel paths began in 196061, when Bregante, a slightly built Santa Barbara High senior, played his ﬁrst season of basketball.“I wasn’t very good,” he said.“Sal was a great player.” Rodriguez was a dynamic junior guard at San Marcos, the new school across town. The Royals went all the way to the CIF Division II championship game. “I’ll never forget it,” Rodriguez said.“We lost by 11 to Bell Gardens.” He later realized how special that year was. San Marcos has made only one other appearance in the ﬁnals. Bregante went to SBCC and started to develop as a basketball player. Rodriguez also became a Vaquero, and they were teammates in the season ending in 1963. It was the beginning of a lifelong friendship.
WESTMONT AND U.S. WARRIORS: Bregante got a job after his stint at SBCC, but he kept playing basketball in the city recreation leagues. He caught the eye of Westmont College coach Tom Byron, who recruited him to join the Warriors. In the 1967-68 season, Bregante was one of the nation’s leading scorers with an average of 23.6 points per game. Rodriguez went to Fresno State, where he ended his playing career to concentrate on getting his degree. He was drafted into the army in 1968 and spent a year in Vietnam. CAREER DECISIONS: Rodriguez went to work at the Goleta Boys Club in 1970. He put his basketball
knowledge to work, coaching future prep and college players. One of them was Ben Howland.“I used to kick his butt one-on-one, but when he was 15 and I was 30, I couldn’t beat him,” Rodriguez said.“I told him he’d never catch up with all the wins I had.” When Howland was head coach at UCLA, Rodriguez brought him back several times for Boys & Girls Club fundraisers. Bregante, meanwhile, was an assistant coach at Westmont while working toward a teaching credential. In March 1973, after Byron died from cancer, the Warriors rallied to reach the NAIA National Championships, where Bregante experienced a painfully unforgettable moment: “We lost to Guilford College on a last-second shot by World B. Free.” Bregante spent the next several decades teaching at Santa Barbara Junior High and Rio Mesa High. He was content to coach at the 9th-grade and junior-varsity levels. FATHERS AND SONS: Basketball always was the
topic whenever Bregante and Rodriguez got together. They joined forces with the late John Ward in coach-
ing their sons — Joseph Bregante, Bo Rodriguez, and Johnny Ward — on a Boys Club team that included future NBA guard Julyan Stone. “We were the Three Musketeers,” the elder Bregante said. Johnny Ward has succeeded his father as coach at Carpinteria High, and this past season, Joseph and Bo were assistant coaches to their fathers at Santa Barbara and Laguna Blanca. A BLESSED SEASON: Neither Bregante nor Rodri-
guez planned to become varsity basketball coaches at retirement age. They were needed.“I felt bad for the kids there,” said Bregante, who agreed three seasons ago to coach a Santa Barbara team that had won only two games in the previous year. Rodriguez had earlier taken the Laguna Blanca job at the request of a friend whose son was on the team.“Our main philosophy is that the kids gotta have fun,” Bregante said. “They enjoy up-tempo basketball, running up and down the court. If they share the ball and play hard, good things happen.” It happened for both their teams this year. Rodriguez ﬁrst had to persuade some parents at Laguna Blanca, an academically oriented private school, to let their sons play basketball.“We have a chance to do something great,” he told them. After taking some licks against much bigger schools, the Owls won the Condor League championship and put together three CIF play-oﬀ victories before losing to top-seeded Trinity Classical Academy, 49-38, in Valencia last Friday.“They were a hungry team from losing in the ﬁnals a year ago,” Rodriguez said.“Every time they made a basket, the place went crazy.” Bregante’s Dons had a sensational year, ﬁnishing with a 25-3 record. They went unbeaten in the Channel League and scored 92 points in their ﬁrst play-oﬀ game. But while they could run away from most teams, they did not have much brawn. In Friday’s semiﬁnal at Oak Park, their ﬁnesse lost out to a physically imposing team, 64-57. Bregante was sad to see it end for the senior players (Jack Baker, Noah Burke, Isaiah Tapia, and David Trujillo) who had energized the Santa Barbara program. “I love these kids and hate to see them go,” he said. “I thank the Lord I got to coach them, with my son helping me. It was a blessing.” For more sports, including a weekly highlight schedule, see independent.com/sports.
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ometimes it feels like a stretch even calling Santa Barbara’s wine trail “urban,” but placing Summerland Winery under that title just feels silly. Save for the steady roar of the , sleepy beach towns don’t get much cuter than these steep hillsides full of postcard-ready cottages, so it’s probably more apt to categorize this tasting room as the lone stop on the “Quaint-SeasideHamlet Wine Trail.” But small-town modesty never stopped the Summerland crew from making high-minded wines, particularly their line of well-heralded and widely sold pinot noirs. The winery was NEIGHBORLY AFFAIR: Summerland’s tasting-room manager Emily founded in 2002 by Solomon (far left) is building buzz around the pinot-focused winNebil “Bilo” Zarif, who ery, including hosting special events alongside (from left) Rachel was born in Turkey, fell Nobles, Shelley Boblett, and Jordie Ricigliano. in love with wine while studying in France, and then made enough Though Terlinden is currently on a onemoney in the oil business to pursue his pasyear tour of duty with the Navy SEALs somesion. His ﬁrst move was buying Barnwood where on the Paciﬁc Rim, his support staﬀ is Vineyards in the Cuyama Valley. He then hard at work on the next vintage at their space bought Laetitia Winery with a partner, but inside Buellton’s Terravant facility. As usual, their plan to expand the Arroyo Grande opera- it will feature grapes from some of the most tion never worked, and so Zarif left the project special vineyards on the Central Coast, from to start Summerland Winery. He quickly hired Bien Nacido and Solomon Hills in the Santa Etienne Terlinden — a Navy SEAL who was Maria Valley to Wolﬀ Vineyard in the Edna then working at Central Coast Wine Services Valley and the winery’s own Theresa-Noelle — as his winemaker, and their ﬁrst wines got Vineyard, named after Terlinden’s daughter noticed by inﬂuential critic Robert Parker, who and located at the western edge of the Sta. Rita scored them high and remarked, “Who are Hills. these people?” Though the team appreciates being the In 2004, the tasting room was opened in ﬁrst winery to visit on the way into town from the cozy cottage at Lillie Avenue, quickly Southern California or the last one to hit when becoming popular, although manager Emily L.A. people leave, they’re happiest to report Solomon is still working hard to get even that about 70 percent of their visitors are locals. more people in the door to try the wines, “It’s great to see the loyalty of our customers,” which range from $20 all the way to $70. She said Darren Penquite during a visit last week. is excited about the new sparkling wine they “They know the staﬀ. The staﬀ knows their sell, the recently expanded hours (now until names. It’s like Cheers. You see friendships 7pm on Mon.-Thu. and 9pm on Fri.-Sat.), and being built between customers.” — Matt Kettmann the 3-5 p.m. pourings and two-for-one tasting coupons they serve at the Four Seasons The Summerland Winery’s Biltmore every Friday and tasting room is located at MORE Saturday.“We’re trying to cre2330 Lillie Avenue in Summerland. Call ate even more buzz around FOOD 565-9463 or see summerlandwine.com. the winery,” she said. SEE P. 63
f you weren’t following Santa Barbara’s wine scene a decade ago, you may take for granted how revolutionary Oreana Winery was when it opened its doors on the corner of Anacapa and Yanonali streets back in 2005. Not only was it just the third wine-production facility in town and second in the emerging Funk Zone neighborhood, but the winery — which was actually ﬁrst founded as the cooperative Cellar — also put an unprecedented emphasis on fun, cultivating an environment of live music and loud parties that made the world of wine much more of a social scene and less of a stodgy and studious pursuit. Today, in a Funk Zone jam-packed with places that now do a lot of the same, it’s easy to wonder whether any of it would even exist had Oreana not swung the gates wide open. Nine years later, the winery’s winning formula remains intact. “We don’t want to be a stuﬀy tasting room,” said Danny Miles. A Santa Ynez native who started working in wine before he could legally drink, Miles signed on with Oreana back in 2006 and became head winemaker three years ago.“We want wine to be approachable. We want it to be fun.” He’s never liked tasting rooms when the servers try to impress their customers with superior wine wisdom, but Oreana’s front-line employees also happen to be more knowledgeable than most. “They all work during harvest,” said Miles, who is now the face of the winery since founder Christian Garvin moved on to his Avelina project, which was brieﬂy across the street before moving north last month. “They’re immersed in it daily.” That’s the beneﬁt of having the tasting room connected to the production facility, a rarity in the urban wine scene, and customers get the extra education, as well. “Almost every day during harvest, we bring people back here to do punch-downs,” said Miles, explaining that he also has tasting-room visitors run the pH numbers and sugar levels for the fermenting wines.
Those wines change a lot, too; Miles shops the by-ton fruit market every harvest rather than holding onto acreage contracts, a strategy that saves money, requires ﬂexibility, and makes for exciting oﬀerings each vintage. (He does, however, always use some grapes from the Oreana Vineyard in Santa Margarita, which is owned by the winery’s main investor.) That means you’ll ﬁnd wines from Lodi and Amador counties at Oreana, which produces between 3,500 and 5,000 cases a year, mostly in the $18 to $25 range, much cheaper than a lot of the countywide competition.“We want to represent and promote Santa Barbara County,” said Miles,“but as prices become unaﬀordable, it gets tough.” The annual mix of grapes challenges the Oreana team to be creative with what they buy.“We do a lot of wild blends,” said Miles, including current releases of the Petite Merlot (a powerful 50-50 blend of petite verdot and merlot), and the Barely Legal rosé from verdelho and zinfandel grapes.“I don’t think there’s a winery anywhere in the world that’s done a verdelho-zinfandel blend,” admitted Miles, who also oversees Oreana’s massproduced brands, Mission Point, Project Happiness, and Question Mark, which account for about 90,000 cases per year, sold at Trader Joe’s and other chains. As for the Funk Zone itself, Miles is more shocked than anyone at how much it’s grown. “It’s unbelievable,” he said.“We started with two wine barrels and a plank of wood with an old cash register,” he recalled.“We were happy when two people walked in.” These days, especially on weekends or during one of the many nonproﬁt fundraisers that Oreana hosts, the place is packed with people who manage to sip wine and smile at the same time. — MK
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SANTA BARBARA’S CULTURAL NIGHT DOWNTOWN
Estate of Ejnar and Jorgen Hansen, exhibiting at Cominichi’s.
HE 1ST THURSDAY PROGRAM is an evening of art and culture in downtown Santa Barbara that takes place on the ﬁrst Thursday of each month. Participating art venues offer free access to art in a fun and social environment from 5-8pm. 1st Thursday venues also provide additional attractions, such as live music, artist receptions, lectures, wine tastings, and hands-on activities. Additionally, State Street comes alive on 1st Thursday with performances and interactive activities.
1 DIVINE INSPIRATION GALLERY: 1528 State Street • 805-962-6444 Featuring accomplished watercolorist Mike Rider in a solo show, “Tales From Three Cities”, in which he paints Santa Barbara’s cityscapes, harbor and beachscapes. His travels abroad to see daughters in Nicaragua and Ethiopia have also produced a series of works, the sales of which he is donating to their respective charities there. Wine served, music, artist present.
SULLIVAN GOSS: 7 & 11 East Anapamu Street • 805-730-1460
Sullivan Goss celebrates an exhibition of imaginative modernist paintings from the Estate of Anya Fisher. When Sullivan Goss opened its doors 30 years ago, its first exhibition for a living artist was for Anya Fisher. Her freedom to paint became the gallery’s encouragement to engage with contemporary art.
Artist Workshops – Throughout the Evening. Inside/Outside: Santa Barbara Art Association: This exhibition, juried by Randy Sommer, co-owner of Acme Gallery, LA, displays the deep artistic legacy of the Santa Barbara Arts Association in Santa Barbara. Join us for artist workshops featuring Filiberto Lomeli, winner of the Juror’s Choice award, working in oils; Gail Lucas, a professional illustrator, sharing her skill with pen & ink; and Cathie Smith, current president of the Santa Barbara Art Association working on landscape drawings in graphite. Inside/Outside features a wide variety of artist styles and media and celebrates their 60+ years of arts influence in the community. (Gallery located on the 1st floor of the County Administration Building).
Pop-Up Opera Opera: Santa Barbara is thrilled to return to present another pop-up opera performance in the Museum’s galleries. This concert pays tribute to SBMA’s current photography exhibition Heavenly Bodies, and features soprano Sara Duchovny and tenor Sergio Gonzalez, performing classical repertoire inspired by the celestial bodies of the sun, moon, and stars. Time: 5:30 pm
10 CITY HALL GALLERY: De La Guerra Plaza • 735 Anacapa Street Pursuit of Passion: Early Santa Barbara Women Artists: 6pm: Remarks by Mayor Helene Schneider This exhibition celebrates the adventurous and talented (but often unrewarded) early women artists of Santa Barbara. From the late 1800s to the early 1900s women gravitated to Santa Barbara where there was already an established art school, the Santa Barbara Community School of the Arts. Without the support of patrons or the arts establishment, and despite the social constraints of their era, they pursued making art with a passion and found ways to stay in the community and continue to work. 11 MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SANTA BARBARA
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Featuring the ethereal creations of Santa Barbara artist and designer, Caren Satterfield. Come view her imaginative dream-like paintings that seem to glow from within. The artist will be in attendance.
9 BELLA ROSA: 1103-A State Street • 805-966-1707 Boots With Soul: Michael “Fish” Fisher sees art beneath our feet; a warehouse doorway, the cracked tile floor in local cafe, the curbs and crosswalks of city streets. In every image, his worn leather boots bring new perspective to the often overlooked objects of daily life. In the end, his artwork offers a uniquely refreshing approach that trains the eye of the passerby to see beyond the mundane and into the beauty of the world beneath our own feet. Join us for wine tasting to benefit the Breast Cancer Resource Center of Santa Barbara
OLIVER & ESPIG: 1108 State Street • 805-962-8111
8 GALLERY 113: 1114 State Street #8 La Arcada • 805-965-6611 The featured artists are Robert Waxman, Joan Jones, Marie Arnold, Seraphine, and Carol Dixon. (Open 11 - 5 Monday - Saturday and 1 - 5 on Sunday).
SANTA BARBARA ARTS: 1114 State Street #24 • 805-884-1938
Tita Lanning’s The Wit to Win, is an eye-opening account of life in the lap of Gatsbyesque luxury, adoption, and her search to find both her biological family and reconcile with her abusive adopted parents. Set against a backdrop of America from the Depression to current time, this book is humorous, horrifying and uplifting. Tita fought through a tumultuous childhood and disastrous first marriage. Later she happily re-married, raised four children and found her biological family. She currently resides in Santa Barbara, on her childhood estate of El Mirador. Cover photograph by Joyce Wilson. Wine served from Grassini Family Vineyards.
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4 ARTAMO: 11 West Anapamu Street • 805-568-1400 INTRODUCTION — CHRISTINA HALL-STRAUSS: During the finishing stretch of its 9-YearAnniversary show, Artamo Gallery presents Christina Hall-Strauss from Santa Fe, New Mexico, as the newest addition to its selection of outstanding contemporary artists. Working in acrylic on canvas, Christina Hall-Strauss allows landscape, botanical, and energy shapes into a play of color and movement, form and texture. She develops and eliminates characters while working the surface, so that the final image offers an even all-over glow, reflecting her interpretation of aspects of nature. 5
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www.santabarbaradowntown.com ART CRAWL: 735 Anacapa Street (Walk around to the back of the building) The Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative, in partnership with the Downtown Organization, will lead a curated Art Crawl through the 1st Thursday festivities. The guide for March is acclaimed artist Ethan Turpin. The Art Crawl starts at 5:30 in de la Guerra Plaza on the back steps of City Hall.
A BRASIL ARTS CAFÉ: 1230 State Street • 805-845-7656 Introducing Brazilian culture to Santa Barbara with an Eat-Drink-Move vibe. Eat and Drink in the restaurant, which features traditional Brazilian menu items, most of which are organic and healthy, while still indulging in some of the country’s most delectable offerings and popular street food. Move inside the 1400 square foot studio where you can learn Capoeira (Brazilian martial arts) or take exciting Samba classes, learn Afro Brazilian dance, sweat it out in intense boot camp, or learn Brazilian Portuguese. This 1st Thursday, experience an authentic Capoeira experience and admire art from local artists. As you step inside Brasil Arts Café, feel the beat of Brazil and get immersed in our culture! Junte-se a nós – Come join us!
653 Paseo Nuevo Terrace • 805-966-5373 Forum Lounge: Kyle deCamp, URBAN RENEWAL is a meditation on perception, public policy and the significance of the buildings we live in from a child’s rigorously unsentimental point B COFFEE CAT: 1201 Anacapa Street • 805-962-7164 of view. In this multimedia environment, Bessie, played by award-winning performer deCamp, Art From Scrap Gallery Annex at Coffee Cat. Visit the Art From Scrap Gallery Annex at the Cofmaps her experience of growing up in Chicago during the chaotic ’60s, caught in the cross- fee Cat and see the art of Pali X Mano. A long-time artist-inresidence at the Solstice Parade, hairs of power and history. 5pm Happy Hour, 7pm Performance. Pali is renowned for his giant inflatable sculptures. This is a chance to see Pali’s wonderful studio art and enjoy a sample of Coffee Cat’s house brewed chai and ginger dragon teas. 12 GALLERY 27 (BROOKS INSTITUTE): 27 East Cota Street • 805-690-4913 “Commence, Connect, Collaborate” is a look at photography through the creative process of C ENCANTO: 1114 State Street #22 • 805-722-4338 artistic collaboration. The collection of engaging collaborations included in this exhibition are: One of the finest women’s boutiques in Santa Barbara, will be serving up local wine + jazz Lindsey Ross & Nic George’s collaboration, ‘CACHE-CACHE;’ Ricardo Rodriguez’s interactive music from 6 - 8 PM. Come enjoy some vino from Tres Hermanas and hear classic jazz stanprojects; Sarah Fretwell’s multi-dimensional NGO project, ‘TRUTH TOLD’ & ’29 Palms;’ and a dards from the BLUE MOON QUARTET: Debbie Denke/keyboards, Kim Collins/bass, Christy selection of work from Multimedia Beast, a visual collective of 9 photographers. Martin/vocals and Bones Howe/drums. See you there! 42
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D PACIFIC WESTERN BANK: 30 East Figueroa • 805-883-5100 Michael Drury is a native Santa Barbaran whose commitment to plein-air painting began when he met Ray Strong in 1970. He has painted extensively in the high deserts of the Great Basin, the wild coast of California, his home grounds of western Santa Barbara County and the west coast of Ireland. He is a life-long surfer and a founding member of the OAK GROUP, an association of environmentally active landscape painters in Santa Barbara. E CASA MAGAZINE: 23 East Canon Perdido Street • 805-965-6448 In honor of Women’s History Month, CASA Magazine Gallery will host: “Sisters” - a celebration of women and their unique contributions and creativity around the world. Poetry, music, dance, nibbles, and a book signing for Aging Wisely: Facing Emotional Challenges from 50 to 85+ Years by Viola Mecke. F SOJOURNER: 134 East Canon Perdido • 805-965-7922 Join us for live music with Eric & Lauren, folk to country to bluegrass - one guitar, two voices. Meet artist Rachael Mueller, and try some great wines while enjoying all of this and dinner too. This is the place to start and finish your evening, open after all of the other festivities. G SALT: 740 State Street • 805-963-7258 Grab your best pal and swing on down! Join us for some sparkling fun, paired with chips and Himalayan “Saltsa”!!! H BLUSH: 630 State Street • 805-957-1300 Blush is featuring artwork from David Diamanté – you can view his eye-catching paintings on our walls throughout the restaurant. Also presenting live music and no-host wine tasting. I
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19 E. Haley Street • 805-962-1413 The entire Estate of Plein Air paintings, beautiful portraits, abstracts and fantastic works on paper by Ejnar and Jorgen Hansen are now on permanent display and sale. Ejnar Hansen was a notable figure painter in southern California during the years between the wars. He began his career in Copenhagen where he studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, while supporting himself as a painting contractor. In Denmark he was a member of the secessionist group De Tretten (The Thirteen) which advocated modernist art. He immigrated to the USA in 1914, moved to Pasadena in 1925 and began teaching at Chouinard. He received many commissions, notably for his interior work on The Adamson House in Malibu. One of his collections featuring Sadakichi Hartmann is on display at LACMA.
J ALCHEMY: SPA.WELLNESS. CAFÉ: 35 W. Haley Street • 805-899-8811 The path to wellness begins with healthy food, which leads to healthy energy, which creates a healthy body, mind, and eventually spirit. Alchemy’s new studio addition: Gyrotonic. Demonstrations, special offers, unique surprise giveaways. One day only, buy one, get second 50% off any service. Complimentary beer and wine and little treats from our organic vegetarian café. ALL FOR ANIMALS: 900 State Street • Marshalls Patio ARF! (Animals + Reading = Fun!) ARF! is an innovative literacy program that gives disadvantaged first and second grade students an opportunity to improve their reading skills, while inspiring them to become life-long readers by reading aloud to specially trained therapy dogs. To coincide with Dr. Seuss’s birthday and Read Across America Day, ARF! and its therapy dogs will host a Dr. Seuss Story Time every half hour on Marshalls Patio. SANTA BARBARA YOUTH MUSIC ACADEMY: Paseo Nuevo • Center Court The bands playing today are part of an after school music program, SBYMA. The SBYMA gives children the opportunity to play music at local events, restaurants and fundraisers. This organization was founded in Santa Barbara to provide opportunities for children of the community to explore and express their musical interests and talent.
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Join us for 1st Thursday: After Hours, 7:30pm-9:30pm when the Historic Theatre District venues of The Lobero Theatre, The Granada Theatre and The New Vic extend 1st Thursday culture, art and music offerings to provide the community unique live entertainment and behind the scenes experiences and opportunities to meet other performing arts enthusiasts.
THE NEW VIC: 33 West Victoria Street • 805-965-5400 Join ETC from 7:30-9:30pm for 1st Thursday: After Hours at the New Vic. Presenting entertainment by Steve Fort, and delicious snacks provided compliments of a local restaurant partner and a nohost full bar provided by Marquee Events. The New Vic, The Granada Theatre, The Lobero Theatre and are teaming up to offer these new 1st Thursday: After Hours events that will be held at a different theatre each month. THE SCHEDULE FOR 1ST THURSDAY: AFTER HOURS for the coming Winter/Spring season will be as follows: • April 3 at The Lobero Theatre • May 1 at The Granada Theatre • June 5 at The New Vic
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YO YO MA TEAMS UP WITH KATHRYN STOTT BETTER TOGETHER: Cellist Yo-Yo Ma returns to town with longtime collaborator and pianist Kathryn Stott.
or cellist Yo-Yo Ma, variety and change are as natural as breathing. The Silk Road Ensemble, The Goat Rodeo Sessions, Obrigado Brazil, and his work with Bobby McFerrin demonstrate an eagerness to acknowledge and embrace divergent musical expressions. In his lecture last year titled A Life in Music, Ma philosophized on the musician’s experience of constancy and change: how, for example, Bach’s notes stay the same, but the aging pianist hears a diﬀerent cadence decade by decade. One thing that has not changed for the world-famous cellist, however, is his longstanding collaboration with English pianist Kathryn Stott, who will appear in concert with Ma on Thursday, March 13, at 7 p.m. at the Granada Theatre. (A free, open-to-the-public Master Class with Yo-Yo Ma will take place Friday, March 14, at 10am-noon at the Lobero Theatre.) Stott recently spoke with us from her Yorkshire home. For tickets, call 893-3535 or visit artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu.
COMING OUR WAY
Of course, everyone wants to know what it is like to collaborate with Yo-Yo Ma. First of all, it’s a wonderful experience. We’ve been playing together for almost 30 years, so it’s a very long-standing collaboration. For that reason, we try to bring a lot to each other. You know, we don’t play together every week, so a lot has happened to both of us in the meantime. Since the last tour, we’ve been working with other people; we’ve been to diﬀerent countries. So I suppose when we get together, we try and be fresh and bring some sparkle to the other person. But, you know, he’s a very generous musician. He’s an amazing cellist apart from anything else — but he’s a wonderful musician and a wonderful collaborator. I think that’s an important point to make. So you still learn new things from one another? We’re looking for new things all the time. We have our own lives away from each other and diﬀerent interests. I think the last time we played some of these pieces was maybe October or November. So in the
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lineup for the Granada Theatre. The action starts January 20-21, 2015, with Camelot, one of musical theater’s most beloved stories. Next up, February 17-18 is Guys and Dolls, which, while presenting a very diﬀerent scene, nevertheless continues the series’ focus on classic material and great show tune standards. The season ﬁnale comes April 7-8 with Chicago, one of the most daring and successful ROXIE MUSIC: Theater League brings Chicago to the Granada Theatre in musicals from the period after April 2015. The show is just one in a long line of new season oﬀerings Broadway’s golden age. For more from the group. information and to purchase seaTheater League, a Kansas City–based not-forson subscriptions, which start as low as $90 proﬁt company that produces and presents for all three shows, call the Granada box oﬃce national touring companies of major Broadat 899-2222 or visit theaterleague.com. —Charles Donelan way musicals, has announced its 2015 season
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The concert program includes music by by Villa-Lobos, Piazzolla, Guarnieri, and de Falla. When did you Brooklyn Melton become interested in South American and Latin composers? Actually, that was through Yo-Yo. He was the ﬁrst of us to go to Argentina. I remember very distinctly him calling me at home and saying that he had been performing there, and somebody had taken him to a tango club, and he’d been introduced to the music of Piazzolla. He said to me that we have to play some of this music. I reallyy wasn’t very familiar with it. It wasn’t some-thing in my days of school that was well known, so I think that the music immediately struck me, and I’ve continued with d it. I’ve played a lot myself without him and as really discovered a whole world of that was — Joseph Miller ller rather unjustly neglected.
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k, meantime, we won’t just pick up and think, “Oh well, we did it not long ago, so it will be ﬁne.” We start again, but with the knowledge that we’ve known each other for a long time. It’s like meeting an old friend, when you say,“Oh, it seems like no time has gone by at all.” We try to have a nice conversation onstage, which hopefullyy people will enjoy.
TOM BROSSEAU GRASS PUNKS
NECTAR: Like many great folk musicians who came before him, Tom Brosseau occupies a zone that is at once simple and prolific. With 10 albums under his belt stretching back to 2002, the North Dakota singer, songwriter, and storyteller is, first and foremost, a wordsmith, capable of weaving stream-of-consciousness lyrics into perfectly encapsulated little moments of song. On Grass Punks, Brosseau kicks things off by exploring the tricky task of dating in the digital age. On “Cradle Your Device,” the troubadour’s thin voice plays against a delicate steel-string guitar line, gaining strength and momentum as he goes. As we reach song’s end, lines like “I long for you to hold me in your arms / But instead you cradle your device” come across sounding both vulnerable and resigned in their frustration. Throughout the rest of the album, Brosseau manages turns that are equally impressive; “Today Is a Bright New Day” follows Brosseau as he tries to convince himself it’s all going to be all right. Later, “Green Shampoo” provides a poignant instrumental exercise featuring nothing but the singer and his guitar. Stripped-down as ever, Grass Punks ﬁnds Brosseau conjuring a wellspring of feeling and ﬁnding beauty (and sadness) in the everyday and in between. Tom Brosseau plays in Lompoc on Saturday, March 8, at 8 p.m. Visit tombrosseau.com for info. — Aly Comingore
HEALING THROUGH ART Since 2009, Cybil Gilbertson has been curating NECTAR, a quarterly salon where dancers, writers, musicians, and visual artists present work on a given theme. It’s more than a performance; it’s an educational and inspirational community event. This Saturday, Yoga Soup will host the 15th installment of NECTAR, centered on the concept of healing. In keeping with NECTAR’s tradition of contributing funds to a nonproﬁt whose work echoes the theme of the show, a portion of the proceeds will go to Santa Barbara Street Medicine. Among those taking part are modern dance artists Meredith Cabaniss and Susan Shaberman, physical theater collaborative ArtBark, and visual artists Dylan and Friends. From accounts of literal illness and recovery to more abstract meditations on wounding and healing, the evening promises to go deep. Catch NECTAR: The Art of Healing on Saturday, March 8, at 7 p.m. at Yoga Soup ( Parker Wy.). Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Learn more at sbnectar.com. — Elizabeth Schwyzer
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et’s face it: Being an artist is often less about choice and more about obsession. In fact, obsession itself is deeply involved in the notion of art. Think of Jasper Johns and the American ﬂag, Marcel Duchamp and chess, Magritte and his bowler hat; all artists who repeated materi- LAYER IT ON: Dorothy Churchillals, themes, and motifs, Johnson’s “Country Meets Mid-Century over and over, again and Modern” is just one of the intricately again. layered paintings hanging as part of “The willingness to The Arts Fund Gallery’s ongoing group risk excess on behalf of show, Obsession. one’s obsessions is what distinguishes artists from entertainers and what makes some artists adventurers on behalf of us all,” John Updike once said. But sometimes repetition and obsession are both the visual preoccupation of the art and essential to the process. Nancy Giﬀord, an artist herself, has curated an exhibit titled Obsession at the Arts Fund of Santa Barbara, on view now through April 5. The group show features work where repetition, obsession, and meditation are key elements to the artist’s process, sometimes obvious in the resulting artwork and sometimes not. In “Country Meets Mid-Century Modern,” a four-paneled work by artist Dorothy Churchill-Johnson, the viewer encounters a kaleidoscopic vision of fabrics and patterns in three dimensions. While the fabrics in ChurchillJohnson’s works feel as if they could suck you in and swallow you whole, her hyperrealistic painting and drawing skills bond the real and the abstract, creating a vertiginous experience that’s obsessed with surface and its rendering. The three paintings are like ingenious surrealistic mousetraps, each a multipaneled canvas depiction of fabric endlessly folding in upon itself in a hardedged realistic style. Artist David Cooley’s pool paintings and compulsively executed signature spikes — perfect brush tips of impasto paint — create an endlessly spiraling sense of chaos that is decorative, textural, optical, and sculptural all at once. Meanwhile, Rafael Gaete seems to be channeling a big-bang-style hybrid of Kandinsky, Miro, and Calder; his hundreds of amoeba-like ﬁgures render thoughts of the exploding cosmos as they escape our grasp. It’s impossible not to experience a mind meld with artistic obsession when viewing Susan Venable’s copper-woven sculptures. These pieces have a meditative and healing sense of process — namely braiding and weaving — that contrasts and collides with the nature of the artist’s materials — metallic frames with extruding sharp copper wires. The wires stick out from the metal frame like hair from a crazy mattress, and examining them up close provides insight into the truly obsessive nature of her process. Elsewhere in Obsession, artist David Diamant seems obsessed with airplanes, ﬂying bodies, and smiling oriental dragons. His hallucinogenic and ﬁnely wrought fanatical drawings printed on metal plates warrant your meticulous attention as you stare into their miasma of comic-book frenzy and action. His “ Moodheads” represents an extraterrestrial panoply of imagination with its depiction of a Star Wars–like lounge of characters. Christopher Rupp’s two playful yellow and green dogs are an on-site installation, painstakingly built out of pills — yes, pills — over the course of two days. Glued one by one to the gallery wall, one can only imagine and perhaps hope that those pills contain an analgesic for some of the obsessions raised by Rupp’s exhibit. The artist whose work seems most emblematic of obsession in execution and content is Staﬀord Taylor, whose pen-and-ink drawings depict tiny cosmologies that partake in Jungian imagery and notions. One 6�×7� work titled “I Love You So Much I Want to Throw Up” features three slug-like ﬁgures wrapped in a tight embrace. It’s drawn in thick and thin black ink lines that almost seem to breathe. The intimacy in size and detail and fanciful sense of reality in his “Coastline of the Manifestery” reminds the viewer of some of the larger drawings of imaginary worlds in Michelle Stuart’s recent show at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art In all, Giﬀord and the Arts Fund have provided viewers with a fascinating collection of artists and the opportunity to journey into the compelling nature of artistic obsession.
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Todd Thomas Stars in Opera Santa Barbara’s Latest Production
by Tom Jacobs
ike a lot of us, Todd Thomas is trying to watch his weight. He’s doing a lot of juicing and working out at the gym. But at the same time, he’s worrying a bit that he doesn’t look fat enough. A contradiction? Not at all. The celebrated baritone is playing the title role in Opera Santa Barbara’s production of Falstaff, which opens on Friday night at the Granada Theatre. Inhabiting the role convincingly requires rotundness, but you have to be in reasonably good shape in order to have the stamina to sing it. So he’s sitting at the Sojourner Café, enjoying a healthy soup-and-salad LARGE AND IN CHARGE: Todd Thomas (left) assumes the title role in lunch, and recalling a recent Opera Santa Barbara’s upcoming performance of Falstaff . Soprano conversation with the cosMelody Moore (right) plays Alice Ford. tume team. “I told them it’s not fat enough,” he said. “The costume adds a few inches, but it has to be excessive!” guys sing ‘My Divine Redeemer’ and other warhorses Excess is the essence of Falstaﬀ, a self-indulgent, amoral of sacred music. I had goosebumps. I was told that was nobleman who devotes his life to satisfying his most basic the spirit of God, but then I got that same feeling going desires: food (and lots of it), drink (alcoholic, of course), to a concert. I thought, ‘The spirit of God is here, too!’ I and sex (when he can cajole or purchase it). remember listening to a singer and thinking, ‘How can a He is, of course, Shakespeare’s greatest comic creation. voice do that?’ The sound of his voice made the hairs of But by placing him at the center of his last and arguably my neck stand up. I was only 9 or 10 years old, and didn’t greatest opera — an adaptation of The Merry Wives of have many hairs on the back of my neck! I remember Windsor — Giuseppe Verdi made him sing. thinking,‘I want to do that. If I could create that, it would “It’s a great, great piece,” Thomas said. “It’s economi- be a great accomplishment.’ ” cal, but the characters are so ﬂeshed out. This opera is so Growing up in an isolated area, the idea of a career as a text-driven, but it’s a remarkable score. Verdi was in his singer seemed absurdly out of reach, and with the encourseventies [when he wrote it], yet the score has great energy agement of his teachers, Thomas enrolled at Oberlin as and is full of fresh ideas.” a music-education major. That changed after he sang in Thomas should know: He has been living with this the chorus in a production of The Coronation of Poppea. opera for three decades, having sung the supporting role “I had a visceral response to that music,” he recalled, of Ford while an undergraduate at Oberlin University. “or maybe it was just being in a toga! But in any case, I Then, in 2001, he was invited to inhabit the title role by the thought,‘This is great!’ I remember not being able to sleep music director of Florida’s Opera Sarasota. after the ﬁrst dress rehearsal. I went to my voice teacher, After the singer expressed some hesitation about who said, ‘If you can’t see yourself being satisﬁed doing whether the role was right for him, “the conductor, the anything else, you should follow your heart.’ ” Verdi expert Richard DeRenzi, said, ‘Do you think you Thomas describes his career as a “slow burn.” While he know Falstaﬀ better than I do?’” has sung twice at the Met (he was in the gigantic cast of Thomas conceded he did not and agreed to do the role. War and Peace), he stays very busy working for regional It was a career-deﬁning moment. companies. “We spent an entire year preparing it,” he recalled.“We “I have four children at home [in Philadelphia], ranghad 10 performances of it, and by the end, I felt that my ing in age from 22 to 6,” he noted. “There are times I ask voice really ﬁt this part. Then, right after that, I went to myself whether the sacriﬁces I make are worth it. The the Seattle Opera to do it there. It was all very rewarding.” answer inevitably is yes. I love going into a community A specialist in Verdi and Puccini (he was Scarpia in and being absorbed into it for three or four weeks while Opera Santa Barbara’s 2006 production of Tosca), Thomas we put on a production. There’s a piece of me that’s empty has performed Falstaﬀ several times since, with various without it.” companies around the country. He said with a chuckle that his approach to the role “has deﬁnitely changed, in the sense that I am grayer. I think there’s a certain amount of Opera Santa Barbara presents understanding [of what this late-in-life character is feelFalstaff on Friday, March 7, at ing] that wasn’t there 15 years ago.” 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March Thomas, 52, was born and raised in the small upstate 9, at 2:30 p.m. at the Granada Theatre New York city of Elmira. “One of the ﬁrst memories I (1214 State St.). Call 899-2222 or visit have of being turned onto music was in a church setting,” operasb.org for tickets and info. he said.“I remember going to a service and hearing these
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MIRANDA SINGS TO THE LOBERO
YouTube Star Colleen Ballinger Performing at Home
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f Napoleon Dynam i t e a n d K at y Perry had a kid, it’d be Miranda. Half immature oddball, half diva singer, Miranda’s YouTube character was created in 2008 by Santa Barbara native Colleen Ballinger to poke fun at some of her meaner college classmates. Skip forward a few years, and those Miranda Sings videos — in which Ballinger belts out comically bad renditions of show tunes and pop hits and oﬀers personal advice and commentary full of judgment and malapropisms PRIMA DONNA PARODY: Miranda is delusional about — have grown into a her talents, and the world is better for it. YouTube channel powerhouse with more than 850,000 subscribers and millions upon mil- So people thought Miranda was real? lions of views. Yeah, and people loved to hate Miranda. That’s Ballinger, 27 years old and a San Marcos how it all started. I thought the comments High School graduate, parlayed her Internet were so funny. But in the last few years, haters success into a full-on stage career and is in turned into fans. My main goal now is to make the middle of touring the country with a people laugh. comedy act. She’ll stop by the Lobero Theatre on March 7 and spoke to The Independent last Were you surprised by the backlash? week from Los Angeles about what it’ll be like I was asking for it. If I was looking for love to perform in her hometown, how a person and praise, I would have been very upset and makes a living on YouTube, and if there’s any- disappointed. There’s something to be said for someone who’s fake getting passionate hate thing good about online comments. from people. It was really amusing. I get the feeling Miranda is high-school age. What were those years like for You’ve been touring as Miranda for you? I had some great memories at San Mar- about five years now. What’s it going cos, but kids always have a little bit of a hard to be like to do a show back in Santa time. I was homeschooled for 6th, 7th, and 8th Barbara? I’ve performed all over the world grade, so it was jarring when I transferred. I at some of the biggest venues, and I’m honestly was super sheltered and felt young, weird, and more excited for the Lobero show than I have out of place. I actually ate lunch behind a bush. been for any of the others. I used to go there as Theater and choir were really the only places I a little girl in tights with my grandpa. The show felt accepted. But Miranda is timeless. [Laughs.] is going to be super fun, with a bunch of my Everyone can relate to her in some way. I don’t family in it, like my brother, who’s a magician. want to put her in an age bracket. It’ll have comedy, singing, dancing. Sometimes people are hesitant because they think it’s just How did Miranda come to be? I was a an hour of bad singing. vocal performance major in college, and a lot of the girls were really rude and snotty. YouTube How do you feel about all your success? had just become a thing, but I didn’t understand I’m really lucky. I don’t know how or why these girls singing to themselves on camera in their kids like me, but they do, and it’s so fun. I think rooms. My videos started out as a complete the best part about doing the live shows is meetinside joke with friends. Soon, they started ing people. It’s such a cool feeling that kids who going viral. I really wanted the character to be were like me in high school and felt like a loser unlikable, so I’d read the comments, and what- and a nerd and ate lunch behind a bush have ever people hated on — Miranda’s make-up, someone to look up to. I’m glad I can be there stuttering, whatever — I’d do it more. for them. Colleen Ballinger brings Miranda Sings to the Lobero Theatre (33 E. Canon Perdido St.) on Friday, March 7, at 7 p.m. Call 963-0761 or visit lobero.com for tickets and info. To catch Miranda online, visit youtube.com/user/mirandasings08.
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PRE-PILLOW TALK: Artist Ruth Markofsky (Anne Torsiglieri, center) captivates the young art critic Kenny (Zackery Alexander) who has come to Joshua Tree to interview her. He sits to her left as her friend Lois (Victoria Finlayson) looks on. Untitled IV by Ruth Markofsky is a work in progress that will be previewing at UCSB’s Hatlen Theater through this weekend.
Mother Sculptor Untitled IV by Ruth Markofsky (preview). At UCSB’s Hatlen Theater, Saturday, March 1. Shows through March 8. Reviewed by Charles Donelan
aybe it was the reality television show Jersey Shore or the arrival of hipsters in Williamsburg, but for now neither New Jersey nor Brooklyn can compete when it comes to signaling working-class authenticity on the American stage. If you want to come across as “real” these days, you bettah staht dropping your r’s because Boston is having a moment. In Alison Tatlock’s new play at UCSB, Untitled IV by Ruth Markofsky, the title role is played by Anne Torsiglieri, and she is Boston Proud all the way — even if she is also a contemporary artist living in Joshua Tree, the single mother of an adopted toddler, and sometimes shaky on her Red Sox trivia. This highly enjoyable drama begins in Ruth’s mid-century modern home (the beautifully realized set is by Nayna Ramey) and ends outside in the desert, with Ruth sitting astride the giant spherical sculpture known as “Untitled IV.” Along for the ride are a terriﬁc Victoria Finlayson as Lois, a free spirit from Ojai who is Ruth’s longtime friend and unpaid therapist. There’s also Monica (Skarlett Redd), a troubled teenager who has taken shelter with Ruth while she gets her life together, and Kenny (Zackery Alexander), the hot, young art critic (they have those?) who arrives to interview Ruth and ends up watching her near-breakdown and then oﬀering her a hand in the bedroom. Add in wildcard Adina (Tonea Lolin), newly arrived from Ethiopia and looking for someone close to her, and JJ (Adrian Carter), who may or may not be there at all. It makes for quite a house party, especially considering that Ruth hasn’t ﬁnished “Untitled IV” and it’s due to be unveiled in the early light of dawn the following day. Tatlock’s canny mix of satire, drama, and magical realism is a good match for director Risa Brainin, who gets some excellent performances out of this extremely able cast. Some subplots, like the one involving a drug deal gone slightly awry, don’t completely pay oﬀ, but overall the show oﬀers a good way to dramatize and externalize the various pressures that Ruth carries around every day in her head. The chemistry between Finlayson, Torsiglieri, and Redd is exciting to watch, and the action never ﬂags, even when old business becomes the emotional focus. The play was not oﬃcially ﬁnished when we got a glimpse, so this is oﬃcially not a review, but by all means, if you are interested in what a woman must go through in order to be both a mother and an artist, get out to the Hatlen and check out this show. It plays through March 8. ■
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LAUGHTER BEHIND THE SCENES Noises Off Puts What’s Backstage Out Front at SBCC
A film about the
by Charles Donelan
he premise alone is remarkable: A not-so-talented, deeply dysfunctional theater company sets out to tour with a dumb sex farce called Nothing On. In Act One, we witness one hilariously ineffectual dress rehearsal through which we get to meet the cast and learn about some of their personal issues. Lloyd (Jay Carlander), the director, is the womanizer at the center of a love triangle involving the stage manager, Poppy (Jenna Scanlon), and the APPETIZING: Ann Dusenberry ingénue, Brooke (Janina Mason). serves up a platter of fish in Freddy (Raymond Wallenthin) and the wild Michael Frayn farce Belinda (Polly Firestone Walker) Noises Off. are both actors, although he is easily frightened and distractible. Theatre Group at SBCC regulars Jon Koons, Ann Dusenberry, and Ed Lee play other key members of the cast and crew for the show-within-the-show. The whole thing revolves — quite literally in this case, as the entire set is mounted on a carousel — around a reversal of the setting in Act Two, which takes place backstage during a matinee performance of Nothing On. In that act, what begins as a tense last 15 minutes until curtain rapidly escalates into a wickedly slapstick free-for-all. Act Three picks up the show again, 10 weeks later, and from the regular vantage point. By this time, the cast is over it, and much of the dialogue for Nothing On gets ad-libbed to cover mistakes. I spoke with Rick Mokler at the Garvin last week about the experience of directing Michael Frayn’s modern comic masterpiece.
Noises Off is a very funny show. Are you having a good time working on it? It’s a mixture of fun and pure hell. The second half of Act Two is the single most diﬃcult thing I’ve ever done as a director.
That’s the part when everyone is horsing around backstage while the show is supposedly going on the other side. Those must be difficult cues to remember since they are played through a wall. Deﬁnitely. The scene has to be completely memorized by every actor or
it won’t work. And to begin with, we didn’t even have the wall! For the beginning of the rehearsal process, the actors were walking on tape — that’s all the set they had.
How long did it take to get it all down? It took much longer to stage Act Two than it took to do both the other acts put together. We worked for over 16 hours just on that. In terms of the time in preparation it demands, that scene compares very directly to a diﬃcult dance number in a musical.
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What other shows that you’ve done would you compare it to? It kind of reminds me of when we did The Buddy Holly Story. That show had all live music, and we were doing it before we had wireless microphones and pickups, so the whole thing depended on a bunch of cords. If you started to roll a platform to change the scene and any one of those cords pulled loose, there goes your sound. It made me very nervous to watch, and I feel the same way about Noises Oﬀ — I’m sitting up here watching and thinking that at any moment the whole thing could go oﬀ the rails.
What’s your biggest hope for this production? That nobody in the audience will even notice how complicated it was to create. We worked hard to make it happen, but I hope that once everyone is onstage, it plays easy, loose, and funny. The Theatre Group at SBCC presents Noises Off at the Garvin Theatre Thursday, March 6Saturday, March 22. Performances take place Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. For tickets and information, call 965-5935 or visit theatergroupsbcc.com.
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FINDING AN INNER EAST
Charles Lloyd Returns to the Lobero with Sangam D. DARR
by Joseph Miller
here is a poem by Walt Whitman in which the poet’s elastic identity migrates around the globe with the tides of humanity, from ancient Asia to modern America, only to end up facing west from California’s shore. With Manifest Destiny exhausted, the restless seeker can turn nowhere except within himself: “But where is what I started for so long ago? / And why is it yet unfound?” The poem anticipated many seekers of the 20th century THREE’S COMPANY: Sangam finds Indian tabla master Zakir Hussain who turned west to ﬁnd an (left) and drummer Eric Harland (right) joining forces with jazz pioneer inner east, but few people Charles Lloyd (center). The group returns to the Lobero Theatre on illustrate the point better March 8. than pioneering jazz woodwind player and composer Charles Lloyd. Lloyd’s young strange,” said Lloyd, “He wasn’t a singer [before Sangam], star rose fast; he introduced the ﬂower-power generation but he came out here to UCSB [in 2001] to play a concert to the joys of jazz with his ﬁfth album, 1966’s Forest Flower with a cousin of his, a great singer and sitar player [Shujaat (which would go on to sell more than a million copies). Husain Khan]. I just loved that concert so much, and I He later stunned the music world by renouncing it all at always would say to Zakir that I wish someone would sing the pinnacle of his success, retreating to Big Sur’s lonely with us. He realized I was calling for that, and that’s when coastline in the early 1970s to study Vedanta and practice he started singing [the song] ‘Guman.’ See, when I ﬁrst meditation. “Something has happened to me where I’ve heard him play, it was so soulful; it was like a throwback made a kind of crossover before leaving,” he said when we to earlier times when I heard these old blues guys cominterviewed him last week. “You have to die to the world ing from a source. He comes from that deep source, the to not be attached.” Ganges and stuﬀ.” But Lloyd was not destined to remain buried. In 1981, As far as Harland goes, “[Eric] was born in Texas, and the brilliant 18-year-old French pianist Michel Petrucciani he became a Baptist minister when he was very young, but (whose stature was stunted by the genetic disorder osteo- then the big ministry hit him,” Lloyd said.“He just sent me genesis imperfecta) showed up at Lloyd’s doorstep and a track of a song that he recorded based on a piece of mine, appealed to him to return to the jazz world. They played called ‘Sea of Tranquility.’ He took that germ, and he built a together, and the retired reedman was profoundly moved: track around it, and he said,‘I want to pay tribute to you as “I had to introduce this beautiful soul to the world,” he my meditative teacher.’ But the point is not that — I don’t explained. The tour that followed (which opened at the call myself that. I’m a student. But he heard something in Lobero Theatre) was a sensation. Audiences were aﬀected that, and it inspired him. When he [ﬁrst] came to me, he by the sight of the tall Lloyd carrying the handicapped had a limited language. That was just ﬂower; he’s [now] Petrucciani to the piano bench, only then to experience a coming to himself.” bright ﬂight through musical spaces that knew no limits. A The year 2013 was a milestone for Lloyd. His 75th near-fatal illness a few years later compelled Lloyd to again birthday was celebrated with a concert at the Temple of sift his inner essentials. His subsequent recovery, at age Dendur in N.Y.C.’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, featur50, signaled a new era and an eruption of unprecedented ing personnel from his 2010 Athens concert. A new album creativity that has since ﬂowed across 25 years of writ- of duets with pianist Jason Moran, Hagar’s Song, was ing, experimenting, touring, and mentoring, much of it released, honoring the memory of Lloyd’s great-greatrecorded in a series of acclaimed ECM albums. Producer grandmother who was a slave. Festival International de Manfred Eicher said of Lloyd’s 1989 comeback, “All the Jazz de Montréal honored Lloyd with the 2013 Miles meat is gone, only the bones remain.” Davis Award, and an extravagant concert celebration The Sangam trio began as a 2004 tribute concert at the stretched three consecutive nights. Finally, a superb bioLobero Theatre for Lloyd’s longtime spiritual friend and documentary about Lloyd, Arrows into Infinity, directed musical colleague, the late drummer Billy Higgins. Lloyd by his wife and business partner, Dorothy Darr, premiered brought together two percussionists: classical Indian tabla at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. The mysmaster Zakir Hussain and the gifted American drummer tery is how Lloyd continues to sustain such a high level Eric Harland, who also plays in Lloyd’s New Quartet. The of artistry that is at once inspired and eﬀortless. He puts Sanskrit word sangam, Lloyd explained,“starts out mean- it simply: “You ﬁnd a way to share something with your ing ‘conﬂuence,’ and it refers to the three rivers in India: fellow seekers here. I think we’re all seekers; it’s just that the Ganges, the Jamuna, and the Saraswati, which ﬂows we don’t know it.” underground. These rivers meet up and go to the sea, much like these three spirits — Eric Harland, Zakir HusCharles Lloyd returns to the sain, [and myself].” Although Sangam has subsequently Lobero Theatre (33 E. Canon performed elsewhere, including India and Montreal, Perdido St.) alongside Zakir Hussain and Eric Harland as Sangam on this Saturday’s show will be the trio’s ﬁrst return to its Saturday, March 8, at 8 p.m. Call 963-0761 birthplace. or visit lobero.com for tickets and info. In addition to playing tabla, Hussain also sings in the trio. “You know what happened with that was — this is
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The Best in World Music Right Here in Santa Barbara Santa Barbara Debut
Grammy-nominated Hawaiian Superstar
Keali‘i Reichel WED, MAR 12 / 8 PM / UCSB CAMPBELL HALL
“A sweet voice, as warm as the Hawaiian sun.” The Seattle Times Generation War
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
POP-UP ART HOUSE SBIFF’s Showcase Film Series Is Filling the Void by D.J. Palladino
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ince fall, the art of esoteric moviegoing has improved vastly around these parts. You know what kinda movies I mean — ﬁlms. They’re the art-house celluloid enigmatic wonders that stretch in an unbroken line from Jean Luc Godard’s Alphaville to Lars Von Trier’s Nymphomaniac: the kind that for generations Santa Barbarans have complained that Metropolitan Theatres (the company with a de facto movie monopoly in S.B.) just won’t book with any regularity. “I have to drive to L.A. to see the movies I want to see,” whines the perennial bleary-eyed bohemian with a copy of Cahiers du Cinéma tucked ﬁrmly under his arm. Well, not really, or at least not any more, thanks to a happy coalition between the Santa Barbara International Film Festival and the folks at the Metropolitan Theatres Corporation. So far, the historical concord has been sterling, serving up ﬁlms that otherwise no one might have known about, from the dark Israeli comedy Big Bad Wolves to the brilliantly unforgettable documentary about Indonesian political murders in the 1960s, The Act of Killing (my personal pick for best ﬁlm of 2013, no matter what Oscar declared). This week is no exception in the unexpected but indispensable viewing department, as the series known humbly as Showcase screens the second half of Generation War, a two-part big-screen presentation of a German ﬁlm of historical import. Not unlike a cross between Downton Abbey and Band of Brothers, this incredibly engaging melodrama tracks the lives of ﬁve young people in Berlin — two Nazi soldiers, a nurse, an entertainer, and a young Jew — about to participate in the horrors of World War II. David Denby of the New Yorker calls it “confounding — silly and tragic, physically alive and morally obtuse.” And the best part is that, thanks to the Showcase series, you can judge for yourself at the Plaza de Oro Theatre on Wednesday nights. “It’s something we always wanted to do,” said Roger Durling, the decadelong head of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, whose genius at programming was always clear.“We just ﬁnally went to the Corwins [the family that owns the Metropolitan theater chain] and proposed the whole thing, and they said yes.” As for Metropolitan, the corporation has long argued that they work hard to balance proﬁt motive against chance-taking and have frequently acknowledged that this town, with all of its colleges and proximity to the movie business, has more sophisticated tastes than the chain’s other stores.“Financially it doesn’t make any sense for them to book a ﬁlm that won’t draw an audience for more than one night,” said Durling. So for Wednesday nights only, Durling and the festival books the ﬁlm, takes the risk, and then takes the house (read: any money made at the box oﬃce). The Corwins take home proﬁts from popcorn and Cokes (which normally exceeds box-oﬃce take-in by a factor of ﬁve or six times). Durling is well situated due to his personal relations with small studios and, he readily admits, a captive audience. The rest is programming skill, and Durling has thus far managed to keep Wednesdays booked with ﬁlms he’s seen, either at studio screenings or at other ﬁlm festivals. So far, the biggest hits were The Grand Beauty, an Italian Oscar winner, and Muscle Shoals, a documentary about the soul music label. “We had to bring both of them back for second screenings,” Durling said. His only regret is that a few ﬁlms, like The Act of Killing, didn’t draw bigger crowds. Nothing has ﬂopped disastrously, though, which is great news for a theater that’s only open one night a week.“So far it’s been great,” said Durling.“It was always a long-term, time-and-place plan.” So tell your cinephile friends: It’s weird Wednesday movie night from now on. The Showcase film series screens a new movie every Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m at Plaza de Oro Theatre (371 S. Hitchcock Wy.). For a complete listing of films, visit sbiff.org/the-showcase.
MAR 12 / 7 PM / CAMPBELL HALL (OUTSIDE)
Protégé of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Santa Barbara Debut
Asif Ali Khan
Qawwali Music of Pakistan
THU, APR 3 / 8 PM / UCSB CAMPBELL HALL
“The protégé has become the master of Sufi devotional music.” Time Out Sydney Asif is a superstar in his native Pakistan, remaining faithful to the sublime traditions of devotional Sufi music. To hear his pure, unbridled voice crying out above the call-and-response choruses, rhythmic hand claps, percussion and harmonium of his accompanying musicians is an exhilarating experience. Media Sponsors:
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Sérgio, Odair, Badi, Clarice & Carolina Assad WED, APR 9 / 8 PM / UCSB CAMPBELL HALL
Grammy-winning, Brazilian-born brothers Sérgio and Odair Assad have been hailed as “the best twoguitar team in existence, maybe even in history” (The Washington Post). As a quintet, the Assad family explores some of the most beautiful folk and pop music written by Brazil’s iconic composers, as well as music written by the Assads themselves.
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The Bible (Abridged) Son of God. Diogo Morgado, Amber Rose Revah, and Sebastian Knapp star in a film written by Richard Bedser, Christopher Spencer, Colin Swash, and Nic Young and directed by Spencer. Reviewed by Josef Woodard
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n the contemporary, post–Charlton Heston era, Mel Gibson may have reopened the ﬂoodgates of Biblical cinema with 2004’s The Passion of the Christ, which, for all the controversial hubbub distracting from the thing itself, was quite a powerful PLOT HOLES: Portuguese actor Diogo Morgado and artfully made ﬁlm, bringing an unusually seristars in Son of God, the Cliff Notes–style account of ous approach to one of the best-known stories ever the life of Jesus. told. Son of God — an overly abridged, Cliﬀ Notes– style accounting of the life of Jesus — isn’t on that Gibson-ian level, in terms of quality or wrenching become. The life of Christ, along with his teachings, has violence, but it manages to bring the Jesus story to the big been treated in many media over the millennia, in painting screen with some sensory vitality and storytelling verve. It and endless readings and revisions of the Bible. Somehow, though, in the populist and memory-loaded forum of is, after all, a cinematic saga. A big-screen/small-scale edition of the History Chan- ﬁlm, the narrative runs into some irritating pop-culture nel’s miniseries The Bible, the movie’s two-plus hour shallows, including scenes unintentionally reminiscent expanse can seem like a rather breezy and dizzying tab- of Monty Python’s Life of Brian (e.g., the “welease Woderleau of New Testament highlights rather than a cohesive wick!” scene). There, in the lead role, is our male-model “biopic,” although blessed with moving passages. There is Jesus, played by the distinctly non-Jewish-looking PortuJesus, delivering the Sermon on the Mount, expanding the guese actor Diogo Morgado, more attractive than any of bounty of ﬁshes and loaves, walking on water, trashing the his disciples or foes in the Jewish and Roman quarters in money-changers in the temple, and paying the price of his Jerusalem. The overweening Hans Zimmer music score “heresy”: Enter “the Passion” and his martyrdom path to gushes its way over the scenery, and the cheesy digital model of the city of Jerusalem keeps reminding us that this the Cruciﬁxion and resurrection. This story is nothing new to Western civilization, how- is only a “not entirely ready for prime time” movie, albeit a ■ ever inactive the role of religion in American society has well-meaning one.
Dreaming the Zero The Wind Rises. The voices of Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emily Blunt, and Martin Short star in an animated film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. Reviewed by D.J. Palladino
here are no wizards, demons, or ghosts in this self-proclaimed final film from the mind and pen of the great Hayao FLIGHTS OF FANCY: Oscar-nominated The Wind Rises is the Miyazaki. Except, maybe there are. final film of anime auteur Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away ). Either way, it isn’t all realism: The story, built up in layered chronological order (child, neophyte engineer, husband to an ailing himself in a diﬃcult, painstaking art form that never gets beauty) is frequently punctuated by glorious dreams appreciated as real cinema. Perhaps the weapon-of-war inspiring young Jirô Horikoshi, a boy with owl glasses metaphor is a bit melodramatic, and some plot aspects whose frustrated aspirations to fly quickly turn him aren’t exactly clear (who is the German character voiced by into an engineering genius for ﬂying machines. The ﬁlm Werner Herzog?), but ending his work with a straight hisbegins and ends in Tokyo ﬁrestorms — the great Kantō toric tragedy shouts Miyazaki’s hope to be taken seriously. earthquake of 1923, then the end of World War II and the It’s like The Tempest — a farewell to spells and obsessions, as implied dropping of The Bomb. All Jirô wants is to create well as a catalogue of its ﬁlmmaker’s many styles. What’s missing is the underworld richly examined in and perfect human ﬂight, but we know where this story goes. He designs the Japanese Zero for the Mitsubishi com- ﬁlms like Spirited Away. But what Miyazaki does better pany, and violence and regret ultimately follow. But Jirô is than any animator alive — even here — is to map enchantﬁrst and foremost a sweet geek.“I thought you were going ment, which has always been his major theme. There are to marry an airplane,” says his boss when he announces no monsters and ghosts here, but there are Nazis and secret police. Maybe Miyazaki will return to wizard ﬁlms he’s taken a ﬁancée. Animation is an art form made up of obsessive fans and someday. But even if he doesn’t, he’s left a haunting legacy. auteurs, and with Wind we can’t help but feel Miyazaki The uses of enchantment betray us, this movie says, but the wants us to understand his regrets in regard to immersing thing itself is sublime. ■
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Edited by Aly Comingore The following films are playing in Santa Barbara FRIDAY, MARCH 7, THROUGH THURSDAY, MARCH 13. Descriptions followed by initials — DJP (D.J. Palladino), JW (Josef Woodard) — have been taken from our critics’ reviews, which can be read in full at independent.com. The symbol ✯ indicates the film is recommended.
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Non-Stop (106 mins.; PG-13: intense sequences of action and violence, some language, sensuality, drug references)
Under normal circumstances, a ﬁlm like Non-Stop, whose title fairly well indicates its energy and tension level and whose shamelessly sentimental asides lighten the action/suspense load, would be one of those movies that inspire extra-weepy and extra-nerve-jangle responses in the comfort of an airplane seat. But, alas, you won’t be seeing this one on your in-ﬂight movie menu anytime soon: Non-Stop is all about criminal and terrorist threats and actions going bump during an international ﬂight. Of course, post-/, there is a built-in extra layer of angst attached to the scenario laid out here about an air marshal (Liam Neeson) caught in a diabolical plot by unknown parties/passengers using the real-time but anonymous medium of texts in an air-bound game of cat and mouse. Yes, there are texting-savvy snakes on the plane! When Neeson appeared on The Daily Show recently, Jon Stewart — who obviously hadn’t seen the ﬁlm — made a fumbling faux pas about the plot details of Non-Stop, saying that there were daughters in the mix. It is getting confusing keeping Neeson’s new screen life/job jag in the action-ﬂick genre, between the Takens and other ﬁlms capitalizing on the hulkingyet-calm actor’s steely resolve and softspotted heart. Those qualities are nicely exploited again in Non-Stop, and could-be love interest Julianne Moore has taken due notice of them. In the end, it’s all a bit pulpy, but Spanish director Jaume Collet-Serra (also behind the Neeson-starring thriller Unknown) shrewdly takes advantage of the claustrophobic quarters, creating an eﬀective pressure-cooker situation and capitalizes on a smartphone-era relevancy in which “texting while ﬂying” takes on new meaning. Not coming soon to an inﬂight screen near you. (JW) Camino Real/Metro 4
Son of God (138 mins.; PG-13: intense and bloody depiction of the Crucifixion, some sequences of violence) Reviewed on page 57. Fairview/Fiesta 5
✯ The Wind Rises
(126 mins.; PG-13: some disturbing images, smoking) Reviewed on page 57. Paseo Nuevo
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 and 3-D)/ Camino Real (2- D and 3-D)/ Metro 4 (2-D and 3-D)
La grande bellezza (142 mins.; NR) On his 65th birthday, a man receives a shock from his past that forces him to reevaluate his present. Riviera Mr. Peabody & Sherman (92 mins.; PG: some mild action, brief rude humor)
Inventor, scientist, and adventurer Mr. Peabody travels back in time with his adopted boy to ﬁx a rift in time. Fairview (2-D and 3-D)/ Fiesta 5 (2-D and 3-D)
Need for Speed (130 mins.; PG-13: sequences of reckless street racing, disturbing crash scenes, nudity, crude language)
A wrongly accused street racer gets out of jail and enters a cross-country race to seek vengeance on the man who framed him. Camino Real (2- D and 3-D)/ Metro 4 (2-D) (Opens Thu., Mar. 13)
The Single Moms Club (138 mins.; PG-13: some sexual material, thematic elements)
Tyler Perry writes and directs this story about a group of single moms from diﬀerent walks of life who meet and bond after an incident at their children’s school. Fiesta 5 (Opens Thu., Mar. 13)
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23745 C ou nty of S anta B ar b ar a SCREENINGS At Berkeley (244 mins.; NR) This 2013 documentary takes a look inside student life at the University of California at Berkeley and examines the school’s relationship to the UC system, the state of California, and higher education as a whole. Tue., Mar. 11, 6pm, UCSB’s Pollock Theater
Casting By (89 mins.; NR) Jeﬀ Bridges, Robert De Niro, and Robert Duvall make appearances in this 2012 documentary about some of Hollywood’s most indispensable unsung heroes: casting directors. Sun., Mar. 9, 4:30pm, Ojai Playhouse, 145 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai
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. This is the second half of a two-part presentation that screens as part of the Santa Barbara Film Fest Showcase Film Series. Wed., Mar. 12, 7:30pm, Plaza de Oro
✯ The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (161 mins.; PG-13: extended sequences of intense fantasy-action violence, frightening images)
The dwarves, along with Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf, continue their quest to rescue their hometown of Erebor from Smaug. Peter Jackson directs. Jackson has rediscovered the fun in chapter two, even if it doesn’t imbue us with the bittersweet sense of a golden age gone as the Rings cycle did. (DJP) Fri., Mar. 7, 7 and 10pm; Mon., Mar. 10, 7 and 10pm, Isla Vista Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte
Metropolis (153 mins.; NR) Director Fritz Lang’s 1927 silent ﬁlm tells the story of a futuristic city split in two and the love story that crosses the line between the working class and the city planners. It screens as part of MCASB’s Anything Goes ﬁlm series. Fri., Mar. 7, 7pm, Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, 653 Paseo Nuevo
NOW SHOWING 3 Days to Kill
(117 mins.; PG-13: intense sequences of violence and action, some sensuality, language)
A terminally ill Secret Service agent (Kevin Costner) is oﬀered an experimental drug that could save his life in exchange for working one ﬁnal assignment. Director McG has cooked up a strange McMovie that never really ﬁnds its groove, yet it somehow manages to push entertainment buttons along the way. (JW) Camino Real/Paseo Nuevo
✯ 12 Years a Slave (134 mins.; R: violence/ cruelty, some nudity, brief sexuality)
In the antebellum U.S., a free black man from New York is abducted and sold into slavery. This ﬁlm is a coolly and beautifully crafted piece of work, given a special intensity through the lead performance of Chiwetel Ejiofor. (JW) Paseo Nuevo
✯ 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
✯ 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)
(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) Plaza de Oro
✯ The Lego Movie
(100 mins.; PG: mild
action, rude humor)
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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)/Fiesta 5 (2-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. Plaza de Oro
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(105 mins.; PG-13: intense battle sequences, disaster-related action, brief sexual content)
A slave-turned-gladiator races against the clock to save his love and his city before Mount Vesuvius erupts and kills them all. The main reason to see Pompeii is Emily Browning, a young Australian of mesmerizing features who also manages to dignify sordid proceedings with practiced grace. The rest of it is just CGI glory. (DJP)
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The Wolf of Wall Street (180 mins.; R: sequences of strong sexual content, graphic nudity, drug use, language throughout, some violence)
Leonardo DiCaprio stars as Jordan Belfort, a real-life stockbroker who falls from grace in a plot involving crime, corruption, and the U.S. government. Wolf has absolutely fabulous levels of fun, black humor, beauty, and vice, but in the end, it all seems a long, loud, ultimately empty howl. (DJP) Fiesta 5
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a&e | ROB BREZSNY’S FREE WILL ASTROLOGY WEEK OF MARCH ARIES (Mar. 21 - Apr. 19): Are you between jobs? Between romantic partners? Between secure foundations and clear mandates and reasons to get up each morning? Probably at least one of the above. Foggy whirlwinds may be your intimate companions. Being up-in-the-air could be your customary vantage point. During your stay in this weird vacationland, please abstain from making conclusions about its implications for your value as a human being. Remember these words from author Terry Braverman: “It is important to detach our sense of self-worth from transitional circumstances and maintain perspective on who we are by enhancing our sense of ‘self-mirth.’” Whimsy and levity can be your salvation, Aries. Lucky ﬂux should be your mantra.
TAURUS (Apr. 20 - May 20): The renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma once came to the home of computer pioneer Steve Jobs and performed a private concert. Jobs was deeply touched and told Ma,“Your playing is the best argument I’ve ever heard for the existence of God, because I don’t really believe a human alone can do this.” Judging from the current astrological omens, Taurus, I’m guessing you will soon experience an equivalent phenomenon: a transcendent expression of love or beauty that moves you to suspect that magic is afoot. Even if you are an atheist, you are likely to feel the primal shiver that comes from having a close brush with enchantment.
GEMINI (May 21 - June 20): In my dream, I was leading a pep rally for a stadium full of Geminis.“Your intensity brings you great pleasure,” I told them over the public address system. “You seek the company of people who love you to be inspired. You must be appreciated for your enthusiasm, never shamed. Your drive for excellence doesn’t stress you out; it relaxes you. I hereby give you license to laugh even louder and sing even stronger and think even smarter.” By now the crowd was cheering, and I was Homework: What were the circumstances in which you were most dangerously alive? FreeWillAstrology .com.
bellowing. “It’s not cool to be cool,” I exulted. “It’s cool to be burning with a white-hot lust for life. You are rising to the next octave. You are playing harder than you have ever played.”
CANCER (June 21 - July 22): “My old paintings no longer interest me,” said the proliﬁc artist Pablo Picasso when he was 79 years old. “I’m much more curious about those I haven’t done yet.” I realize it might be controversial for me to suggest that you adopt a similar perspective, Cancerian. After all, you are renowned for being a connoisseur of old stories and past glories. One of your specialties is to keep memories alive and vibrant by feeding them with your generous love. To be clear, I don’t mean that you should apologize for or repress those aptitudes. But for now — say, the next three weeks — I invite you to turn your attention toward the exciting things you haven’t done yet.
LEO (July 23 - Aug. 22): I recommend that you sleep with a special someone whose dreams you’d like to blend with yours. And when I say “sleep with,” I mean it literally; it’s not a euphemism for “having sex with.” To be clear: Making love with this person is ﬁne if that’s what you both want. But my main point is that you will draw unexpected beneﬁts from lying next to this companion as you both wander through the dreamtime. Being in your altered states together will give you inspiration you can’t get any other way. You won’t be sharing information on a conscious level, but that’s exactly the purpose: to be transformed together by what’s ﬂowing back and forth between your deeper minds. For extra credit, collaborate on incubating a dream. Read this: tinyurl.com/ dreamincubation.
VIRGO (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22): “One chord is ﬁne,” said rock musician Lou Reed about his no-frills approach to writing songs. “Two chords are pushing it. Three chords and you’re into jazz.” I recommend his perspective to you in the coming weeks, Virgo. Your detail-oriented apprecia-
tion of life’s complexity is one of your ﬁnest qualities, but every once in a while — like now — you can thrive by stripping down to the basics. This will be especially true about your approach to intimate relationships. For the time being, just assume that cultivating simplicity will generate the blessings you need most.
the realm of a soul itch — a prickly tickle that is hard to diagnose, let alone treat. I’m guessing that there may be just one eﬀective cure: Become as still and quiet and empty as you possibly can, and then invite your Future Self to scratch it for you.
(Dec. 22 - Jan. 19): The world is awash in bright, shiny nonsense. Every day we wade through a glare of misinformation and lazy delusions and irrelevant data. It can be hard to locate the few speciﬁc insights and ideas that are actually useful and stimulating. That’s the bad news, Capricorn. Here’s the good news: You now have an enhanced ability to ferret out nuggets of data that can actually empower you. You are a magnet for the invigorating truths you really need most.
(Sept. 23 - Oct. 22): You Librans haven’t received enough gifts, goodies, and compliments lately. For reasons I can’t discern, you have been deprived of your rightful share. It’s not fair! What can you do to rectify this imbalance in the cosmic ledger? How can you enhance your ability to attract the treats you deserve? It’s important that we solve this riddle, since you are entering a phase when your wants and needs will expand and deepen. Here’s what I can oﬀer: I hereby authorize you to do whatever it takes to entice everyone into showering you with bounties, boons, and bonuses. To jumpstart this process, shower yourself with bounties, boons, and bonuses.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21): “The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing,” wrote the Roman philosopher Marcus Aurelius more than 1,800 years ago. Is that true for you, Scorpio? Do you experience more strenuous struggle and grunting exertion than frisky exuberance? Even if that’s usually the case, I’m guessing that in the coming weeks your default mode should be more akin to dancing than wrestling. The cosmos has decided to grant you a grace period — on one condition, that is: You must agree to experiment more freely and have more fun than you normally allow yourself.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21): For the itch you are experiencing, neither chamomile nor aloe vera will bring you relief. Nor would over-the-counter medications like calamine lotion. No, Sagittarius. Your itch isn’t caused by something as tangible as a rash or hives and can’t be soothed by any obvious healing agent. It is, shall we say, more in
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18): If you come up with an original invention, apply for a patent immediately. If you think of a bright idea, put it to work as soon as possible. If you ﬁgure out crucial clues that everyone else seems blind to, dispel the general ignorance as quickly as you can. This is a perfect moment for radical pragmatism carried out with expeditious savvy. It’s not a time when you should naively hope for the best with dreamy nonchalance. For the sake of your mental health and for the good of your extended family, be crisp, direct, and forceful.
PISCES (Feb. 19 - Mar. 20): In the 1997 ﬁlm Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, the lead character announces that “‘Danger’ is my middle name.” Ever since, real people in the U.K. have been legally making “Danger” their middle name with surprising regularity. I think it would be smart fun for you Pisceans to add an innovative element to your identity in the coming days, maybe even a new middle name. But I recommend that you go in a diﬀerent direction than “Danger.” A more suitable name might be “Changer,” to indicate you’re ready to eagerly embrace change. Or how about “Ranger,” to express a heightened desire to rove and gallivant?
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OPAL RESTAURANT & Bar 1325 PACIFIC CREPES 705 Anacapa St. State St. 966‑9676 $$.Open M‑S 882‑ 1123.OPEN Tues‑Fri 10a‑3p & 11:30a & 7 nights 5p. V MC AE Local’s 5:30p‑ 9p, Sat 9a‑9p, Sun 9a‑3p From Favorite, Eclectic California Cuisine the flags of Bretagne & France to the fuses creative influences from “Au revoir, a bientot”; experience an around the world with American authentic French creperie. Delicious Regional touches: Chile‑Crusted crepes, salads & soups for break‑ Filet Mignon to Pan‑ Seared Fresh fast, lunch & dinner. Tasty Crepe Fish & Seafood, Homemade Pastas, Suzette or crepe flambee desserts. Gourmet Pizzas, Fresh baked Breads, Specials incl. starter, entree & des‑ Deliciously Imaginative Salads & sert. Homemade with the best fresh Homemade Desserts. OPAL radiates products. Relax, enjoy the ambi‑ a friendly, warm atmosphere graced ence, the food & parler francais! Bon by our fun efficient Service, Full bar, Appetit! pacificcrepe.com Martinis, Wine Spectator award‑win‑ ning wine list, private room. Lunches PETIT VALENTIEN, 1114 STATE are affordable and equally delicious. ST. #14, 805‑966‑0222. Open M‑F 11:30‑ 3pm (lunch). M‑Sat 5pm‑Close PIERRE LAFOND Wine Bistro (dinner). Sun $24 four course prefix 516 State Street 962‑1455 $$ dinner. In La Arcada Plaza, Chef Open Every Day M‑F 11a‑9p Sat/ Robert Dixon presents classic French Sun 9a‑ 10p Brunch Sat/Sun 9a‑3p comfort food at affordable cost Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. A local in this cozy gem of a restaurant. favorite since 1993. California cui‑ Petit Valentien offers a wide array sine showcasing the best local prod‑ of meat and seafood entrees along ucts. Steamed Mussels, Flatbreads, with extensive small plates and a Grilled Duck Breast, Vegetarian wine list specializing in amazing dishes, Sherry Wine cake, Wines quality at arguably the best price from around the world. Happy Hour in town. A warm romantic atmo‑ Mon‑Sat 4:30‑6:30. Sidewalk patio. sphere makes the perfect date spot. www.pierrelafond.com Comfortable locale for dinner parties, or even just a relaxing glass of wine. Reservations are recommended.
YEN CHING 2840 De La Vina St. 682‑ 7191 7 days/wk M‑Sun 11a‑9p, ALL YOU CAN EAT Buffet: Lunch M‑F 11‑2 Sat & Sun Lunch 11‑2:30, Dinner Buffet 5:10‑8:30 incl all you can eat steak, shrimp & crab legs‑ Discounts for kids. Owner /Chef Joe Tzeng‑ Master Chef 25+yrs serving traditional Mandarin & Szechuan delicacies. All day take out‑ FREE delivery after 5pm
Coffee Houses SB COFFEE Roasting Company 321 Motor Way SB 962‑5213– NOW WITH FREE WI‑FI! Santa Barbara’s premiere coffee roasting company since 1989. Come in for the freshest most delicious cup of coffee ever and watch us roast the best coffee in town at our historic Old Town loca‑ tion ‑ Corner of State & Gutierrez. Gift baskets, mail order & corporate gifts avail. sbcoffee.com.
Ethiopian AUTHENTIC ETHIOPIAN CUISINE Featured at Petit Valentien Restaurant 1114 State St. #14, 805‑966‑0222. Open Sat‑Sun Lunch ONLY 11am‑2:‑ 30pm. Serkaddis Alemu offers in ever changing menu with choices of vegitarian, vegan, and meat options. Catering Avaliable for parties of up to 40 people.
RENAUD’S PATISSERIE & Bistro, 3315 State St. in Loreto Plaza, 569‑2400 & 1324 State St. Ste N 892‑2800 $$ 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.$$. Open 7days M‑F 11:30a‑2p; Sat Noon‑ 2:30p Lunch; Sun‑Thur 5‑10p Dinner, Fri‑Sat 5p‑10:30p.Complete Sushi Bar. Steak & Seafood Specials! Sashimi, Teriyaki, original Japanese appetizers & Combination Boat Dinner. SB’s only TATAMI Rooms reservations suggested. Beer, Wine & Sake.Take Out. Birthday customers get FREE tempura ice cream & photo on our website! KyotoSB.com
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Italian ALDO’S ITALIAN Restaurant 1031 State St. 963‑6687. $$ Open 7 days. Lunch & Dinner. V MC AE DC DV. Local SB favorite for over 25 years offers fast, friendly service in the heart of downtown. Dine outdoors in our heated courtyard. Enjoy new homestyle cuisine like Chicken Parmigiana or Fresh Fish specials in a comfortable, romantic atmosphere. Vegan & Gluten‑ Free Pasta and Salad Options available. Wine & Beer. Full menu at: www.sbaldos.com
ICHIBAN JAPANESE Restaurant/ Sushi Bar, 1812 Cliff Dr., 805‑564‑7653. Mon‑Sat Lunch 11:30‑2:30. Dinner 7 days a week, 5‑10pm. Lunch Specials, Bendo boxes. Full sushi bar, tatami seats. Fresh Fish delivered all week.
Natural NATURAL CAFE, 508 State St., 5 blocks from beach. 962‑9494 Goleta‑ 5892 Hollister 692‑2363. 361 Hitchcock Way 563‑1163 $. Open for lunch & dinner 7 days. A local favorite for dinner. Voted “Best Lunch in Santa Barbara” “Best Health Food Restaurant” “Best Veggie Burger” “Best Sidewalk Cafe Patio” “Best Fish Taco” all in the Independent Reader’s Poll. Daily Specials, Char‑Broiled Chicken, Fresh Fish, Homemade Soups, Hearty Salads, Healthy Sandwiches, Juice Bar, Microbrews, Local Wines, and the Best Patio on State St. 9 locations serving the Central Coast. www.thenaturalcafe.com
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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
Thai YOUR PLACE Restaurant, 22 N. Milpas St., 966‑5151, 965‑9397. $$. Open Mon 4‑9:45pm Tues‑Thurs & Sun 11: 30a‑9:45p, Fri/Sat 11:30a‑10:30p. V MC AE. Your Place ‑ The One & Only. Voted “BEST THAI FOOD” for 26 years by Independent and The Weekly readers, making us a Living Legend! Lunch & dinner specials daily. Fresh seafood & tasty vegetarian dishes. Santa Barbara Restaurant Guide selected us as the Best Thai Restaurant for exceptional dining reflected by food quality, ser‑ vice & ambiance.
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From the seagulls and seaspray to passing boats and pier‑to‑peak views, there are plenty of distractions when perched above the Pacific Ocean at the Deep Sea tasting room on Stearns Wharf. So it’s a good thing that this syrah is such an attention‑hogging powerhouse, its inky color, bacon‑laced aromas, fleshy fruit flavors, pronounced oak toast, and nearly 16% alcohol content bringing your mind squarely back to what’s in your glass. It may not inspire serenades from the cool‑climate syrah crowd, which tends to groove more on herbal essences than dark berries, but if you’re into lush, rich, even thick red wines, this is your animal. Still not sure where you fit on the syrah spectrum? Just mention this writeup and receive two‑for‑one glasses of this syrah at the Deep Sea tasting room until April 1. See deepseawines.com.
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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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22nd Annual Taste of Solvang
resented by the Solvang Conference & Visitors Bureau since 1993, Taste of Solvang features locally grown foods, wines, and diverse cuisine to celebrate the cultural and culinary heritage of the area. The 2014 Taste of Solvang runs Wednesday, March 12 - Sunday, March 16. Details and reservations are available at tasteofsolvang .org. Events include:
by JOHN DICKSON
THAI GOODBYE: Neighboring Thai restaurants are relocating from the De la Vina Street area to downtown and uptown Santa Barbara. Bangkok Palace at De la Vina Street hopes to open in April near De la Guerra and Chapala streets. TAP Thai at De la Vina Street is moving to State Street, the former home of Brummis. RUMOR MACHINE: Word on the street is that the owners of The Lark restaurant at Anacapa Street are considering purchasing Bay Roadhouse Bar & Grill at State Street and transforming it to a wine-garden concept. As always, this rumor might be completely false or a brilliant forecast of future events. Your call. THREE PICKLES SUSHI: Reader Bob tells me that, during the evening, Three Pickles Subs and Sandwiches at East Canon Perdido Street transforms into a sushi bar, hosted by Chef Ryoji. For more information call 965-1015. ARTISANS’ MARKET: A local artisans’ market is
coming to the parking lot near the Goleta Outback Steakhouse at Calle Real. The weekly open-air event will be 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. every Saturday, beginning March 8. RESTAURANT OPENINGS: Here
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torante will make his way through Solvang’s Farmers Market oﬀering up tips and a personalized tour as he purchases farm-fresh ingredients for his demo menu. The cooking demonstration will be held after at Cecco Ristorante. Wed., Mar. 12, 3pm. First St. and Copenhagen Dr. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. ` Sweets and Swing: Dessert is taken very seriously in Solvang; with a village full of chocolatiers and bakers, it is hard not to. The popular Dessert Reception is back with a new name,“Sweets & Swing,” with over 20 diﬀerent confections. Fri., Mar. 14, 7-9pm. Mission Dr. $25. ` Grand Tasting: Over 40 restaurants will be on hand sampling the best of the area for your culinary enjoyment. Sat., Mar. 15, 11am-4pm. $35. ` Beer and Wine Walk: Get to know Solvang wineries, breweries, and wine bars that specialize in locally made boutique wines and craft beer. Sat., Mar. 15, 5-8pm; Sun., Mar. 16, 11am-4pm. $40. ` Farm to Fork Dinner: Spend an evening dining family-style in the Barrel Room of the Buttonwood Winery, as Chef Budi Kazali takes you through a four-course wine-paired dinner utilizing ingredients sourced only from Solvang’s local producers. Sat., Mar. 15, 6-9pm. $120.
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PROTEINS GREENS FARM TO FORK: Chef Budi Kazali, owner of the Ballard Inn and host of The Inn Crowd television show, will be presenting a special dinner during the 22nd annual Taste of Solvang. February 2014: The Lovin’ Spoonful, Cliﬀ Dr. January 2014: Barbarians Pizza, State St. December 2013: Buddha Bowls, Embarcadero del Mar, Isla Vista; Lilly’s Taquería, Storke Rd., Goleta. November 2013: Blue Tavern, State St.; Brothers Restaurant at Red Barn, Sagunto St., Santa Ynez; Fresh Market, N. Milpas St.; Magic Pita Café, W. Haley St.; Paloma Restaurant and Tequila Bar, Calle Real, Goleta; Red Sands Market and Deli, W. Anapamu St. October 2013: Daily Grind, De la Vina St.; Tamira, State St. September 2013: Smoke N Barrel BBQ Shack, Marketplace Dr., Goleta; Sushi Tyme, C State St. August 2013: Lark, Anacapa St.; McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams, State St.; Miso Hungry, State St; Mony’s Mexican Restaurant, Anacapa St.; Lucky Penny, Anacapa St.; Verde, State St. July 2013: Book Ends Café, Anacapa St.; Killer Shrimp, State St.; Little Caesars, S. Fairview Ave., Goleta; Mattei’s Tavern, Railway Ave., Los Olivos; Sorriso Italiano, Embarcadero del Mar, Isla Vista. June 2013: Los Agaves, De la Vina St.; Tapatia #3, Hollister Ave., Goleta. May 2013: American Ale, East Cota St.; Little Caesars, Casitas Pass Rd., Carpinteria; Panera Bread, State St. April 2013: Brasil Arts Café, C State St.; Finch & Fork, W. Carrillo St.; Open, State St.; SY Kitchen, Faraday St., Santa Ynez; Toma Restaurant and Bar, W. Cabrillo Blvd. March 2013: El Encanto, Alvarado Pl.; Georgia’s Smokehouse food truck, georgias-smokehouse .com; Hoﬀmann Brat Haus, State St.; Sama Sama Kitchen, State St.; Seven Bar & Kitchen, Helena St.; Yogurtland, Calle Real, Goleta.
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legals FBN ABANdoNmeNt 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: 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: 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.
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Fictitious BusiNess NAme stAtemeNt 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 #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.
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Moet Photography at 416 East Valerio Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Welmoet Glover (same address). This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Welmoet Glover. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 7, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Adela Bustos. FBN Number: 2014‑0000364. Published: Feb 13, 20, 27. Mar 6 2014.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: 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: 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 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: 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: 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: 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 #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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.
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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Tere Jurado Handmade Jewelry And More at 429 North Milpas St. #C Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Teresa Jurado 532 North Alisos St. Santa Barbara, CA 93103 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Teresa Jurado This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 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: 2014‑0000604. Published: Mar 6, 13, 20, 27 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: 729 Associates at 1298 La Pala Lane Carpinteria, CA 93013; Alex J. Castellanos (same address) Art Castellanos 1553 Coolcrest Avenue Upland, CA 91786; Edward Castellanos 4211 Apricot Road Simi Valley, CA 93063; Ricardo Castellanos 729 Olive Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Martha Estrada 3406 Acridge Drive W. Covina, CA 91791 This business is conducted by a General Partnership Signed: Alex Castellanos This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 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 Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2014‑ 0000616. Published: Mar 6, 13, 20, 27 2014.
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Gaviota Coast Brewery at 954 Ballard Canyon Road Solvang, CA 93463; Charles Andrew Robertson (same address) Colleen Darling Robertson 950 Ballard Canyon Road Solvang, CA 93463; Larry Michael Robertson 950 Ballard Canyon Road Solvang, CA 93463 This business is conducted by a General Partnership Signed: Colleen Darling Robertson 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: 2014‑0000461. Published: Mar 6, 13, 20, 27 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Bolton Strategic Planning at 415 Vereda Leyenda Goleta, CA 93117; Timothy Bolton (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Timothy Bolton This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 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 Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2014‑0000619. Published: Mar 6, 13, 20, 27 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Groovy Grooms at 2821 1/2 Serena Road Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Groovy Grooms, Inc (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Ian Musgrove, CEO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 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‑ 0000640. Published: Mar 6, 13, 20, 27 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Tandem Bookkeeping at 5387 Paseo Cameo Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Tracey Messner (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Tracy Messner This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 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: 2014‑0000644. Published: Mar 6, 13, 20, 27 2014. NAME FICTITIOUS BUSINESS STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Zayinex. com at 464 Vereda Del Cievo Goleta, CA 93117; Andrew Graham (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Andrew Graham This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 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 Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2014‑0000638. Published: Mar 6, 13, 20, 27 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MG Communications at 1428 Laguna Street Unit A Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Roger Gale Billings (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Roger G Billings 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 Adela Bustos. FBN Number: 2014‑ 0000481. Published: Mar 6, 13, 20, 27 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Villano’s Tennis Shop at 2375 Foothill Road Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Jeff Villano 5172 Walnut Park Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93111 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Jeff Villano 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‑ 0000396 . Published: Mar 6, 13, 20, 27 2014.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Accounting By Veronica, Inc. at 1280 Camino Rio Verde Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Accounting By Veronica, Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Veronica Stimson 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: 2014‑0000420. Published: Mar 6, 13, 20, 27 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Pizano Landscape & Ground Maintenance at 43 San Rossano Drive Goleta, CA 93117; Janitzio Pizano (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Janitzio Pizano This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 26, 2014. This 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‑ 0000577. Published: Mar 6, 13, 20, 27 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Ebullition Records at 375 Pine Avenue Unit #9 Goleta, CA 93117; Ebullition Incorporated PO Box 680 Goleta, CA 93116 This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: William McClard, President 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: 2014‑0000476. Published: Mar 6, 13, 20, 27 2014.
Notice to Creditors NOTICE TO CREDITORS Case No. 1415348 In the matter of the The Frenzel Living Trust dated 5/20/1998. George August Frenzel, decedent. Lori Anne Ross, Trustee. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to the creditors and contingent creditors of the above named decedent that all persons having claims against the decedent/ settlor are required to file them with the SUPERIOR COURT OF the COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, California 93101 and mail a copy to Lori Anne Ross, as trustee of the trust dated 5/20/98, wherein the decedent was the settlor, c/o Jean M. Alexander, Attorney at Law, at 14 W. Valerio Street, Suite A, Santa barbara, CA 93101, within the later of four months after the date of the first publication of notice to creditors or, if notice is mailed or personally delivered to you, 60 days after the date this notice is mailed or personally delivered to you, or you must petition to file a late claim as provided in Section 19103 of the Probate Code. A claim form may be obtained from the court clerk. For your protection, you are encouraged to file your claim by certified mail, with return receipt requested. DATED: February 13, 2014 Attorneys for Trustee: Jean Alexander, 14 West Valerio Street, Suite A, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (805) 569‑0587 Published Feb 20, 27, March 6, 2014
Summons SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): TeleCuba Holdings, LLC YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: (LO ESTA DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): SpanAll Communications, Inc. NOTICE! You have been sued.The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this Summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case.There may be a court form that you can use your for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self‑Help Center(www.courtinfo.ca.gov/ selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, askthe court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money and property may be taken without further
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warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia. org), the California Courts Online Self‑Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statuory lien for waived fees and costs on any settement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a cival case.The court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. ADVISO! Tiene 30 DIAS DE CALENDARIO despues de que le entreguen esta citacion y papeles legales para presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue une copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefonica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y mas information en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.courtinfo.ca gov/selfhelp/espanol/), en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede mas cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario de la corte que le de un formulario de exencion de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podra quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin mas advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remision a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp/espanol/) o poniendose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. AVISO! Por ley, la corte tiene derecho e reclaimer las cuclas y los costos y los exentos por imponer un gravamen sobre cualquier recuperzcion de $10,000 o mas de valor recibide mediante un acuerdo o une arbitraje en un caso de derecho civil. Tiene que pagar el gravemen da la corte antes de que la corte pueda desechar el caso. CASE NO:1418596 The name and address of the court is: (El nombre y direccion de la corte es) Santa Barbara Superior Court‑South Country, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: Richard W. Davis 1901 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90067, 310.551.4123 (El nombre, la direccion y el numbero de telefono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es) DATE: Aug 23, 2013: Darrel E. Parker, Executive, Officer, By Susan Donjuan, Deputy (Delgado) Published Feb 27. Mar 6, 13, 20 2014.
Trustee Notice 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. NATIONWIDEPOSTING.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
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APN: 065‑100‑10‑00 Property : 374 CINDERELLA LANE, SANTA BARBARA, CA 93111 Title Order No. : 130042922 Trustee Sale No. : 2068‑002722‑F00 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED February 06, 2004. 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
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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. NATIONWIDEPOSTING.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
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 FOR THAT PURPOSE. NPP0227144 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,
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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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1119 ALSTON ROAD
2280 BELLA VISTA DRIVE
PRICE FOR FINISHED HOME MONTECITO Luxurious 5BD/6BA home ready to be built. Views of the ocean & islands. (PRICE WHEN COMPLETE)
MONTECITO 46 acre ocean view
1532 CASTILLO STREET
367 CHELSEA LANE
property w/ guest house & approved plans for hilltop estate. Great opp!
OPEN SUN 12-2pm
3 UNITS! SANTA BARBARA Panoramic-view home on cul de sac, minutes from downtown. Elegance & privacy. Must see!
SANTA BARBARA Outstanding 2
MONTECITO Located in prestigious “Ennisbrook”, this 1.55 acre parcel is located across from a private 2-acre grass park
SANTA BARBARA Multi-family
CAMBRIA Duplex on cul-de-sac in
story duplex in the heart of downtown SB w/ 3 car garage. Peabody School.
house w/3 units! 4BD/2BA main house & newer duplex with 1bd/1ba units.
Leimert Estates neighborhood. Ocean views & 2 car garage. Both units 2BD/2BA.
1721 SANTA BARBARA ST.
401 ORILLA DEL MAR
1715 THOMAS AVENUE
6985 CAT CANYON ROAD
2727 MIRADERO RD. #206
OPEN SUN 1-4pm
SANTA BARBARA Upper East
SANTA BARBARA Newly renovat-
SANTA BARBARA Dual living possibili-
SANTA MARIA 76 acre parcel with
SANTA BARBARA 2BD/2BA home
Victorian w/ tons of potential, needs work. Finished home: 4BD/4BA.
ed duplex w/ 1BD/1BA units. 2 blocks to beach, nice yard, 2 car garage.
ties 3BD/1.5BA front & 2BD/1BA back. Possibilities for income/owner occupants.
potential for home sites, horses and farming. Easy access to and from Cat Canyon
in San Roque area. Updated bathrooms, parking, close to conveniences.
1222 CARPINTERIA ST. #C
424 COMMERCE COURT
7630 HOLLISTER AVE. #120
118 SOUTH J STREET
4400 CARPINTERIA AVE. #7
OPEN SUN 1-3pm
SANTA BARBARA 2BD/1BA Private & secluded townhome near East Beach. Close to conveniences.
LOMPOC Flat, level, .9 acre commercial
GOLETA 1BD/1BA, single level home in complex w/ pool, sauna, gym & more. Near shopping, etc.
LOMPOC Commercial/residential lot. .28 acres of level, useable land to build a myriad of commercial buildings.
CARPINTERIA 2BD/2BA large mo-
lot in sought out area. Close to airport & businesses. Perfect for owner/investor.
bile home located in Sea Breeze Park. Close to downtown, beach & schools.
Happy Anniversary Goodwin & Thyne Properties Outstanding Value. Outstanding results.
For over 10 years!
Winner of the PacBiz Times Santa Barbara Counties Closely Held Companies Award BRE# 01477382
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