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Imperfect Storm Seals Harbor Because of a protracted contract dispute between the Army Corps of Engineers and a private dredge contractor, AIS Construction, the City of Santa Barbara’s harbor found itself effectively walled in this week by the unusually large sand deposits left by powerful storm surges. Only the flattest hulled vessels — used by lobster, crab, and urchin harvesters — could get out. The rest — larger fishing boats, Coast Guard ships, fishing and diving charter boats, whale-watching tour boats, and sai l boats — were stranded. One tour ship, the Double
Dolphin, had to be hauled in by the Harbor Patrol when it got stranded on a sand dune. Waterfront officials canceled a cruise ship scheduled to stop in Santa Barbara on Wednesday. For the first time in many decades, the harbor did not get dredged this November, creating a significant buildup of sand. City officials had communicated their anxiety that this might happen in advance, but to no avail. Because of air-quality issues, the dredger must be powered by electricity rather than oil or gas. AIS is the only contractor capable
of doing the job. When the three-year contract came due this fall, AIS insisted it be paid substantially more the first year than the other two. The Army Corps balked. In the end, Army Corps spokesperson Jay Field said federal taxpayers were saved $250,000 from the original bid. AIS will dredge 300,000 cubic yards of sand a year for $2 million for three years. Because of the buildup, there’s an estimated 315,000 cubic yards now. Field said AIS will “work around the clock” to get the harbor open. — Nick Welsh
Shaken, Rattled, and Roiled Homeless Shelter Directors Laid Off, Volunteer CEO Steps In
BY N I C K W E L S H ast Thursday proved especially hellacious for Casa Esperanza, Santa Barbara’s long-embattled homeless shelter on Cacique Street. At 5:30 in the evening, a herd of Santa Barbara police oﬃcers and detectives arrested a Casa guest wanted by Honolulu police for seconddegree murder. Robert Ryan RoedigerGeauque, 32, was arrested quietly and without incident as he watched TV in the shelter’s lounge. Far more emotionally diﬃcult — at least for Casa’s management — was the highdrama announcement made earlier in the day to terminate longtime executive director Mike Foley and his second-in-command Imelda Loza in response to chronic ﬁnancial woes. Foley and Loza were notiﬁed of their layoﬀs Thursday, and by Friday they had emptied their oﬃces. Passionate, articulate, and at times outspoken, Foley had worked nine years for Casa, where he’s been its most public face with fundraisers, government oﬃcials, and ever-vocal neighborhood 10
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critics. Loza, in charge of day-to-day operations, had worked for Casa eight years. Together, their terminations will save the cash-strapped shelter nearly $200,000 a year in salaries and beneﬁts, said Episcopalian minister — and Casa board chair — Mark Asman. Although Casa Esperanza had successfully generated $700,000 in the past six months as part of a desperate fundraising drive, Asman said the layoﬀs were decided upon when the board found out six weeks ago that workers’ comp costs were $30,000 higher than anticipated and that about $90,000 in expected grants would not materialize. Asman described the decision to lay oﬀ Foley and Loza as “extremely diﬃcult,” terming their contributions as “stellar.” Making it possible, Asman said, was the willingness of new boardmember Bob Bogle, who runs an Atlantabased commercial real estate enterprise from his South Coast home, to step into the void. Bogle, who has volunteered at Casa the past two years, is now volunteering to work full-time as the shelter’s executive until its ﬁnances are stabi-
lized. Asman said that the cuts will enable Casa — which provides a maximum of 200 beds a night in winter months — to make it through this ﬁscal year and into the next. Foley and the Casa board have spent the past two years trying to put out ﬁres. Neighborhood critics with the Milpas Community Association complained the shelter had become an attractive nuisance and violated the terms of its conditional-use permit with City Hall. Although city planners thought otherwise, the shelter was brought up short for not dealing more aggressively with street people hanging around — though not staying there — to take advantage of the free-lunch outreach program. In response, the shelter, its critics, and ancillary stakeholders engaged in a lengthy mediation program that, though private, was said to be quite intense. Behind the scenes, Foley and the Casa board found themselves scrambling to deal with $2 million in loans they had borrowed to enable the cont’d page 12 shelter to survive the reces-
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A UCSB student was arrested by campus police 3/6 after he rushed the court during a UC Santa Barbara–Hawai‘i basketball game and yelled in the face of University of Hawai‘i’s head coach (pictured). After being shoved away by two Hawai‘i players and an assistant coach, the fan — who hasn’t been identified — ran back into the stands before officials quickly ushered him out of The Thunderdome. The incident made national news and prompted an apology from UCSB athletics department spokesperson Bill Mahoney. “This one person’s selfish act does not represent the passionate atmosphere our students display,” he said. A life-threatening stabbing sparked a period of disorder in Isla Vista on Saturday night. Eighteen-year-old Kuriyan Summers-Dickinson (pictured) of Lompoc was charged with assault with a deadly weapon after he allegedly stabbed a 20-year-old Rhode Island resident — visiting his brother for the weekend — in the stomach on Del Playa Drive. A crowd of more than 1,000 who were chanting and throwing bottles gathered at the scene, authorities said, and deputies used pepper spray and batons to push back resisting individuals before closing the street. Kincaid Orosco, accused of hitting and killing 59-year-old Shuguang Lui in Goleta last November, pleaded not guilty to charges related to the incident. The 18-year-old faces charges of misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter, felony sale or transportation of marijuana, felony possession of marijuana for sale, and unsafe operation of a motor vehicle with great bodily injury, which is an infraction. If found guilty of the vehicular manslaughter charge, Orosco could be sentenced to one year in County Jail. If convicted of the drug charges, Orosco would face up to four years in prison.
An anti-abortion ministry known for its aggressive and controversial outreach work is pursuing criminal charges against a UC Santa Barbara professor who allegedly stole one of its banners, assaulted one of its members, and then helped destroy the banner during a confrontation on campus last Tuesday. The UCSB Police Department is investigating the incident. Read more at independent.com.
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In concert with its seemingly nonstop rise in popularity and sales, Sonos will soon expand its Santa Barbara presence in a big way. The private company — which has dominated the wireless speaker market since it started here in 2002, boasted $535 million in revenue last year, and even ran a Super Bowl ad in February — recently leased more than 100,000 square feet of new space along the downtown corridor and in the Funk Zone. Over the coming months, Sonos will move into the two-story, 22,000-square-foot building at 614 Chapala Street; the three-story, 28,000-square-foot building at 419 State Street; the three-story, 47,000-square-foot building at 25 East Mason Street (pictured); and sign a new lease at some of its current offices on Salsipuedes Street. Sonos remains headquartered on De la Guerra Street, with additional offices on Garden and State streets, as well as international facilities in China, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. The Chapala Street property has been occupied for 10 years by Samy’s Camera, which is looking for a new home, perhaps at 1117 State Street between CVS and Anthropologie. The building sold about four months ago, boosting the property tax, and the camera store is reportedly unable to pay the related higher rent rate. Global facilities director Ingvar Meijers said Sonos intends to turn the sprawling Chapala Street location into an urban campus and the company’s global headquarters, expanding another 6,000 square feet into 600 Chapala Street. The company will largely transition out of its De la Guerra Street by October but maintain the property’s front building. All of the new spaces will need renovation work, Meijers said, some of it major. The 419 State Street space, formerly occupied by Territory Ahead, will be used for software development and customer service, while the Mason Street location — known as the Bekins building and sold to a new owner for $21.5 million last week — will be for research and development in wireless hi-fi systems. Sonos currently employs about 270 people in town, a number that could reach 500 in just a few years, said Meijers, predicting that even more space will be needed by 2016. Meijers said that the dollar amount of these leases is “significant” and that Santa Barbara has presented some rental challenges other places don’t. “We’re focusing on spaces that are 25,000 square feet or bigger, but there’s a short list of places like that in town,” he said. After examining other locations in Goleta, Carpinteria, and Santa Barbara at large, Sonos decided to stick in central S.B. because, as Meijers explained, “We — Tyler Hayden appreciate the downtown vibe.”
called the reductions “sad news” and the result of the company’s shifting priorities to product development, engineering, and customer care. Wahl said the laid-off employees are being encouraged to apply for new jobs that will be created by the shift. Changes are afoot at Mission & State, a nonprofit news website covering Santa Barbara County that launched in June 2013 with a focus on long-form, multimedia journalism. Its executive editor, Joe Donnelly, is stepping down, and Josh Molina — who previously worked for the Santa Barbara News-Press and the Daily Sound — has been hired as a staff reporter. Donnelly said he decided to leave because his wife is about to give birth to their first child and because he felt his salary was over-burdening Mission & State’s budget. The Harbor Heights Manor apartment complex next to SBCC’s campus sold this week for $33 million, the largest sale on the South Coast since the Tropicana Gardens in Isla Vista sold for $64.5 million in 2010. Harbor Heights, which went from the Schulte family to an undisclosed buyer, had not been sold since it was built in 1971.
COUNTY After more than a year of meetings and often heated discussions, the county’s planning team unveiled a new draft of its wine ordinance, which, if passed as is, would establish a threetier system of permitting based on whether an applicant wants to build a winery without a tasting room (minimum two acres of grapes planted), one with a tasting room (20-acre minimum parcel with at least 10 acres planted in grapes), or one with a tasting room and special events (40-acre minimum, 20 acres in grapes). The county is now taking public comments on the draft until 4/4, and more details can be found at sbcountyplanning.org. The supervisors delayed a decision about whether to approve a contract to outsource Public Health’s laboratory services to Pacific Diagnostic Laboratories, voting to take up the discussion at the upcoming budget hearings. The contract — up to $400,000 and through June 2017 — would replace the services performed at Santa Maria and Santa Barbara labs and help save Public Health, which is set to lose $7.3 million in state funds due to projected cont’d page 12 health-care-act revenues,
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he special Board of Sup er v isors meeting on Monday offered several nuggets of interest, including the county’s expected $6 million surplus, its 17-year plan to pay down an $800 million unfunded pension liability, and its desire to include a hotel bed tax increase on the November ballot. But most of Monday’s threeplus hours of discussion circled back to two pressing issues: a delicate plan to pay for jail operations once the North County Jail gets built, and how Supervisor Peter Adam’s maintenance ballot measure could, if passed HUDDLE: Budget Director Tom Alvarez speaks with county CEO Mona Miyasato. by voters, be a thorn in the budget’s side. Dubbed an “experiment” by new county percent to 12 percent. Such an increase would CEO Mona Miyasato, Monday’s meeting only generate an extra $1.5 million per year, — which the county has never held before — said county budget director Tom Alvarez, but it served as a preface to the upcoming budget would help. Auditor-Controller Bob Geis said talks in April, when department heads will last week that Measure M would mean bad make their annual cases for funding, and to news for departments like public safety and promote “a shared understanding” of the coun- health and human services. ty’s past, present, and future.“Today was a good On Tuesday, documents to accompany wake-up call for managing expectations,” said Geis’s ﬁscal impact statement on the ballot were rd District Supervisor Doreen Farr. “It’s going released. A legal analysis from the county attorto be important for us to manage those expecta- ney said the ordinance “may not be enforcetions and plan to hold steady here, as much as able.” Farr and Carbajal were joined by former th District supervisor Joni Gray — whom we would like to not have to do that.” Good news, including making it through Adam defeated in 2012 — as well as former the recession relatively unscathed, was quickly th District supervisor Joe Centeno, Sheriﬀ tempered by what challenges remain. How to Bill Brown, District Attorney Joyce Dudley, pay for county jail operations — estimated at Santa Barbara School Boardmember Monique $17 million to start — when the North County Limón, and Goleta Mayor Michael Bennett, facility opens in mid-2018 has long vexed the among others, in opposing the measure. county, but Monday’s meeting presented a Adam’s eﬀorts — which have brought the solution on the backs of the county’s $200 mil- issue of maintenance and the county’s $300 lion discretionary fund, which relies heavily million-and-growing deferred-maintenance on property, sales, and hotel bed taxes. Money backlog to the front of many county discusfrom that fund has been set aside incrementally sions recently — were supported by, among since the 2011-2012 ﬁscal year and, if all goes as others, former supervisors Willy Chamberlain and Tom Urbanske and Santa Barbara City planned, will be enough to cover the costs. But if the county is forced to come up with Councilmember and congressional candidate the extra $18 million-$21 million per year Dale Francisco. deemed necessary under Adam’s Measure M Other issues addressed on Monday included — which would require the supervisors to keep the ongoing struggles of the Department of county-owned roads, buildings, and parks in Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Services. their current condition or better — issues According to county staﬀ, the department could arise. “The elephant in the room now is ended last year with a minor surplus but is proMeasure M,” said st District Supervisor Salud jected to suﬀer a $3.4 million deﬁcit at the end Carbajal, who helped write ballot language of the current ﬁscal year. Second District Superopposing the initiative.“It’s a reality. It’s not like visor Janet Wolf also mentioned support for it’s hypothetical. We need to address it head-on public health and animal services. Wolf went on to note the importance of the “human capital” today in some capacity.” The ideas ﬂoated to deal with Measure M, that has steered the county’s ship by invoking a should it pass, involved decreasing the county’s metric used to assess the maintenance needs of ﬂeet of facilities and increasing revenue by county roads, saying you “can’t give them a PCI upping the current hotel bed tax rate from 10 number.” ■ march 13, 2014
Mike Foley, Casa Esperanza’s executive director, was laid off last week to save the cash-strapped facility some needed funds.
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nearly full with a census of 192 guests. About 20 percent of those applying for shelter are turned away for open intoxication, less than the 30-40 percent initially projected. Even so, the shelter has reported a one percent increase in the number of bed-nights spent there, indicating that those who get in stay and stay longer. Shelter staﬀ described a 70 percent reduction in “incidents” and infractions they report. And the Santa Barbara police records suggest the number of calls for service from December to March 1 dropped from 110 last year to 82. As to why that might be, police spokesperson Sgt. Riley Harwood said, “I can’t put my ﬁnger on anything other than speculation,” but characterized it as a “signiﬁcant change.” Foley said he would do anything he could to help the board and the new shelter director succeed. In the meantime, he ﬁnds himself in the unaccustomed position of having time on his hands. “Hey, I’m watching my 7-year-old son play second base,” he said.“So how bad can ■ it be?”
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The decision by the Board of Supervisors to allow the construction of two mansions on the Gaviota Coast was appealed to the California Coastal Commission at the end of last month by a number of environmentally minded parties. Last week, two of those groups, the Gaviota Coast Conservancy and the Surfrider Foundation, also filed suit against the County of Santa Barbara for certifying the environmental report. Attorney Marc Chytilo said he believes the Coastal Commission may consider the appeal as soon as its 4/9 meeting.
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ENVIRONMENT The County Planning Commission heard a proposal for 56 new oil and gas wells on a property in Garey (just outside Santa Maria), which would employ cyclic steam injection. The project’s emissions are just under 10,000 metric tons per year, a standard the supervisors used last fall to limit the emissions of Santa Maria Energy’s 136 cyclic steam injection wells. Expected to produce 1,600 barrels of oil daily, the proposed operation by Bakersfield-based PetroRock LLC has raised some eyebrows among neighbors and environmentalists; county staff has said all issues can be mitigated. For coverage of the commission’s vote, visit independent .com.
EDUCATION Adelante Charter School parents and students showed up in full force to Tuesday’s board meeting to kick off the charter renewal process. Four years ago, the county’s only Spanish-English immersion school — then known as César Chávez Charter School — nearly shut down but was able to say open with a new charter, new instructional model, and collaboration with district administrators and boardmember liaison Ed Heron. During Tuesday’s hearing, several supporters spoke of the school’s success. At the next meeting, boardmembers will dissect the 68-page petition for charter renewal, as well as staff’s recommendations, before voting on the charter renewal on April 22. Santa Barbara City College officials announced good news for the second year in
Pay Raise for Teachers
For the first time in five years, teachers in the Santa Barbara Unified District will receive a pay raise. Teachers — and classified staff — will see a 2 percent increase retroactively effective from July 1 of last year, and a one percent increase effective March 1. Teachers who have worked for the district for five years earned $51,202 last year, so the hike translates to a little more than $1,500 this year. The moderate pay hike follows a sea of changes for Santa Barbara teachers. Beginning last fall, the start of the new professional learning communities program — which eliminated department chairs and reorganized teacher collaboration by course and grade level — changed the nature of teachers’ work. The implementation of the newfangled discipline model dubbed restorative approaches — which will roll out to additional schools next fall — also expanded the scope of teachers’ responsibilities. As with teachers across California, area educators will continue to prepare for Common Core State Standards and are expected more and more to incorporate technology into the classroom. “For me, this raise is really more of an appreciation for the value of our teachers,” said boardmember Monique Limón. Moving forward, the conversation between teachers’ union representatives and district administrators will continue. At Tuesday’s meeting, the board voted to reopen negotiations between district administrators and union representatives, which will include talk about health and welfare benefits, hours and conditions, class sizes, and more. Teachers (like all district employees) have seen a steady increase in their healthinsurance costs over the past several years. For the 2013-2014 school year, there was a 10.5 percent increase in health-care costs, and in the past, costs have gone up by as — Kelsey Brugger much as 25 percent.
Wise on Channel 18, West said she has helped people learn to save water and wants to do the same as a boardmember. “If elected, I will use my expertise in sustainable landscaping to help ensure that Goleta Water District customers have access to safe, clean drinking water at an affordable price,” she said.
Approximately half of the UCSB student body opted to receive an unlicensed meningitis vaccine called Bexsero during a free twoweek clinic that ended 3/7. More students are expected to receive the shot as several student groups made arrangements to receive the vaccine in the next few weeks, said UCSB spokesperson Andrea Estrada. No additional cases have been reported since four students were diagnosed with the bacterial infection in November. A second shot will be offered in late April.
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Second District Supervisor Janet Wolf (pictured opening her new campaign office) recently received a $40,000 donation from the political committee for Service Employees International Union (SEIU), bringing her total campaign war chest to more than $150,000; her $92,000 in donations last year were mostly relatively small amounts from individual donors as well as $7,000 from Supervisor Salud Carbajal. Wolf’s challenger Goleta City Councilmember Roger Aceves raised $106,000 in 2013, including $4,000 from Pacific Petroleum in Santa Maria, $2,000 from the president of Santa Maria Energy, and $5,100 from the Towbes Group. Several county officials up for reelection — most notably 5th District Supervisor Steve Lavagnino and District Attorney Joyce Dudley — will be unchallenged in the June 3 primary; the filing deadline was 3/7. The 2nd District supervisor race will remain between incumbent Janet Wolf and Goleta City Councilmember Roger Aceves, and the Sheriff’s contest will pit Bill Brown against challenger Sandra Brown. State Assemblymember Das Williams will face two challengers, and Congressmember Lois Capps will square off against two fellow Democrats, five Republicans, and one declineto-state. ■
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Silicon Valley Tycoon Fronts Ballot Measure to Create a Sextet of States
ired of plotting and chasing after local elected oďŹƒces while waiting around for Lois to retire from Congress already? Then sign on to the â€œDivision of California into Six States Initiative,â€? and before you know it, you could be Governor, Attorney General, or even a U.S. Senator from West California! That, at least, is the parochial political promise held out by Tim Draper, a Silicon Valley venture capitalist and sponsor of a proposed fall ballot measure that would whack the Golden State into six modest-sized members of the Union. Californiaâ€™s secretary of state has given Draper the go-ahead to gather the 807,615 signatures he needs by midsummer to put his constitutional amendment before voters in November. The high-tech guru, who helped invent digital marketing for Yahoo and other online pioneers, expects to put $750,000 of his fortune into the eďŹ€ort. During a recent national media blitz, he insisted voters would endorse his plan as a serious bid to bring accountability and eďŹƒciency to a sprawling and perplexing government. â€œThe Internet has disrupted a lot of industries, and it has changed a lot of things, and I think that it might be not a bad idea to have six fresh states that can respond well to this new world we live in,â€? he said in an interview with Time. The initiative calls for the reorganization of Californiaâ€™s 163,696 square miles and 38 million people into six states, from north to south:
â€œJeďŹ€ersonâ€? would include northernmost rural counties. ďż˝ â€œNorth Californiaâ€? would hold greater Sacramento, Marin, and Sonoma counties. ďż˝ â€œSilicon Valleyâ€? would enclose, well, Silicon Valley: the Bay Area, down to Monterey County. ďż˝ â€œCentral Californiaâ€? would contain the Central Valley. ďż˝ â€œWest Californiaâ€? would be us: S.B., S.L.O., and Ventura counties plus, um, L.A. ďż˝ â€œSouth Californiaâ€? would consist of San Diego and Orange County. ďż˝
â€œPeopleâ€™s identity might be an issue,â€? Draper acknowledged. â€œBut once they get over that, I think theyâ€™re going to start thinking, â€˜what would my state look like? And what could be better? And how should it be governed?â€™ And then itâ€™s just a matter of doing crowdsourcing on what the ďŹ‚agâ€™s going to look like and what the state bird is and what the state constitution looks like.â€? We can see The Indy headline already: â€œRed-Throated Loon or Blue-Footed Booby: Helene, Salud Clash over New State Bird.â€?
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To be sure, Draperâ€™s plan is all but certain to suďŹ€er the same sad fate of all the scores of other break-up-the-state bids since California entered the union in 1850: â€œOur roads are not passable, hardly jackassable,â€? for example, was a key slogan of a 1941 campaign, mounted by residents of rural northern counties to create the original state of JeďŹ€erson, which World War II derailed. As a political matter, the initiative requires not only a majority vote in California but also approval from both houses of Congress. That would represent a considerable challenge: For starters, each new state would send its own pair of senators to Washington, increasing the size of that body from 100 to 120 while scrambling its ideological and partisan makeup in unknowable ways; itâ€™s hard to imagine incumbents approving such change as a priority. As a policy matter, the initiative is better termed the Lawyers Relief Act of ď˜şď˜šď›œď˜ź, given the exquisitely complex arguments it would spin oďŹ€ over matters like population, taxation, and water, for starters, all but ensuring a decades-deep quagmire of litigation. At 1,985 words, the proposal is deceptively simple; the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst issued a report on some of its implications and, at 5,013 words, barely scratched the surface. Among other ďŹ ndings, the analyst projected wide wealth discrepancies among the six new states. Silicon Valley would be by far the richest, with a per capita income of $63,288 and Central the poorest, at $33,150 (West California checks in third, at $44,900). These calculations, along with other sizable diďŹ€erences estimated about school ďŹ nance, tax burdens, welfare caseloads, and prison populations, are fueling widespread commentary, debate, and in some cases, outrage in the political community and among academics, business leaders, and legal scholars. Draper insists his proposal is only a framework to begin making the radical, political, and economic changes needed in California, which he calls â€œungovernableâ€? because each state would have the power and opportunity to design its own operating structure. Hereâ€™s a suggestion: Letâ€™s boot L.A. out of West California. If six states are good, seven will be even better. â–
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“One Last Goodbye” - Comes once a year But we remember you All year through Your steel riddled shoe Klunks about the house In memories Clear and true So look back now For one brief time As we remember you In this rhyme And think of us In a distant thought As we contemplate What your life has wrought Dignity and perseverance Devotion and adherence To principals held on high As we offer up
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.
On February th Robert Wendell Reynolds passed away peacefully, with his daughter Wendy and close friend Mary Ann Kestner at his side. Wendell, as family and friends knew him, was born March , in Lorenzo, Nebraska, to parents Robert and Lois Reynolds. He married Bonita ‘Bonnie’ Carole Myers on June , , having two daughters and a son. Wendell worked in many fields including the railroad, lumber mills and service in the US Navy. In the family moved to Santa Barbara, California where he went to school, later working with NASA in micro engineering. In Wendell and Bonnie started a business called Bondell Awards & Trophies, which contin-
ued until shortly before his death, five days shy of age . Wendell was a master engraver and not only loved his work but treated everyone coming into his shop as a friend. His amazing optimism and humor-filled inspiration radiated well beyond the sphere of his business, making him a role model and hero for many in his community. Preceding him in death were his wife Bonnie, daughter Pamela, son Steven, one brother and a sister. Surviving are his daughter Wendy Reynolds-Cohn and husband Michael Cohn of Albuquerque, NM, brother Donald
Reynolds of Eagle Point, Oregon, grandchildren Waylon Shipman and Leah Blanyer, as well as many nieces and nephews and four great granddaughters. A memorial celebrating Wendell’s life will be announced and held in the coming months. For details email peterlackner@mac. com. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of the Robert Wendell Reynolds family to: ARC of Santa Barbara, Cathedral Oaks Rd., Santa Barbara, California .
Death Notices BILLINGS, Edna Mae; of Santa Maria; died February , ; she was . Graveside Service at Carpinteria Cemetery on Saturday, March at am. Arrangements by Welch-RyceHaider -. DALL’ARMI, Lorenzo (‘Dal’) (// - //) Friends and family are invited to attend a memorial service at Rose Story Farm, Sunday, March , at pm.
FRYER, Tommye Rita; of Goleta; died March , ; she was . Graveside Service - Friday, March , Noon at Goleta Cemetery. Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider -. PURDY, Catharene G.; of Santa Barbara; died March , (Born: //); she was . A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, March th at :am at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church. Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider -.
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Opinions A BUCKET OF WARM SPIT: For the record,
I’m done with nice. How about fear for a change? How about some cold-blooded retaliation worthy of Kevin Spacey’s character in the overwrought House of Cards? I’m speaking of course about our exceedingly nice Congressmember Lois Capps, in what promises to be her umpteenth reelection campaign against a ﬁeld of seven no-name, no-hope, why-even-bother candidates. Capps has run for Congress so many times now my abacus has run out of beads. And every single time, nice emerges as the dominant campaign subtext. Capps herself is quick to play the “nice” card, having her aides remind us how often she’s won the Nicest Member of Congress award. On the ﬂip side, there are the multitude of surprised losers she’s consigned to the dustbin of history. Every single one launched their campaign against Capps by praising her — wordfor-word — as “a very nice person.” And Capps actually is nice. Maybe that’s the problem. Republican Congressmember Doug LaMalfa, a right-wing, homophobic nut-job
representing a district in California’s farm belt, introduced a bill that would allow the Santa Ynez Chumash to take 1,400 acres of farmland now on the county tax rolls and annex it into the tribe’s sovereign nation; that’s called poaching. If someone poaches on your turf, you’re not supposed to let them get away with it. Capps needs to get mad, and she needs to get even. Instead, we get some namby-pamby pseudo-statement about how she’ll oppose the measure if and
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when it gets to the ﬂoor for a vote. Maybe Capps needs to take that stethoscope she used to wear around her neck back when she was a school nurse and wrap it around LaMalfa’s until his eyes pop out. Certainly that’s what Capps’s opponent Chris Mitchum — star of many C-minus chopsocky sex-n-violence exploitation movies — would do. (Mitchum, we are to believe, was forced into accepting such lowly rolls only because Hollywood’s militantly sanctimonious PC liberal elite black-balled him after he appeared in a movie, Big Jake, with right-wing warmonger John Wayne. Somehow, Bruce Dern’s career never suﬀered even though he also appeared onscreen with the legendary Mr. Wayne. But then, maybe Dern was eventually forgiven because his character wound up killing Wayne’s character in The Cowboys. ) Look, if the Chumash want to build their housing elsewhere so they can maximize the hotel and gambling opportunities provided on their limited reservation acreage, I totally get it. It’s a nice scheme. And who among us doesn’t want to make more money? But why should we county taxpayers subsidize them by giving up all the property taxes now collected on this property? Are we supposed to cut mental-health services so the casino can more proﬁtably bring Engelbert Humperdinck to the South Coast? And do we really want to put housing on land now zoned for agriculture without any say-so over so massive a land-use change? You don’t have to be a racist to ask, “What’s in it for me?”
though admittedly some of those posing the question undeniably are. LaMalfa may not be a household name in Santa Barbara, but elsewhere he personiﬁes the adage that “Extremism in pursuit of opportunism is no vice.” When he’s not busy shamelessly feathering his own nest, LaMalfa takes care of his own. In the face of foreign olive oil imports competing with domestic producers — some of whom live in his district — LaMalfa has suggested the imports be subjected to new labeling requirements, replacing the words “extra virgin” with “extra rancid.” When it comes to out-ofcontrol government spending, he is — as is often the case — a screaming hypocrite. LaMalfa owns major agricultural operations, which currently beneﬁt from federal farm subsidies to the tune of $5 million a year. That, in his book, qualiﬁes as a “hand up.” Food stamps, by contrast, qualify as a “handout,” and consistent with this thinking, LaMalfa has voted to cut Food Stamps by $40 billion over the next 10 years. Maybe if Capps weren’t so bleeding nice, she might introduce a bill to disqualify any member of Congress from receiving farm subsidies while in oﬃce. Obviously, it wouldn’t pass, but it would deﬁnitely send a message. Likewise, Capps needs to take a legislative ball-peen hammer to the kneecaps of fellow Dem John Garamendi — who represents Contra Costa County in Congress — for intruding in the aﬀairs of her district, as well. Garamendi has been humping Vandenberg Air Force Base’s legs
so hard on behalf of Exxon and Sunset Energy that all the generals have bruised femur bones. The Holy Grail in this case is permission to open up the air-force base to a slant-drilling operation on behalf of Sunset, whose principal, Bob Nunn, has donated $13,000 to Garamendi over the years. In years past, air-force brass has refused to even consider such a thing, citing incompatibilities with its national defense mission. But with military cuts looming, their opinions could change. Capps, for the record, has opposed any and all new drilling in the channel. Nunn has sought to address that with a tour de force of double talk. Although the oil in question will be sucked out of oﬀshore reserves, that word — “offshore” — should never be used, he said, because oil reserves are located under the ﬂoor of the ocean. Technically, that’s the ground. And besides, the drilling rigs would be onshore, too. Because Nunn’s family has extensive agricultural interests, I’d suggest Capps convene a Congressional ﬁshing expedition to investigate any farm subsidies the Nunns may have improperly received. Or as a senior member of the Energy & Commerce Committee, she could convene a special hearing to explore the fracking potential of the subsurface mineral rights at Garamendi’s personal residence. But what do we get instead? A press release announcing that Capps has formed a bipartisan committee to promote the cut-flower industry. How nice. — Nick Welsh
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ast week’s article “Fukushima Stirs Diablo Fears” [independent.com/fears] contained quotes that epidemiologist Joseph Mangano’s report on radiation was “junk science” and fearmongering. It failed to say that numerous independent nuclear industry experts and physicians reviewed and endorsed the report, and that Mangano has published over 30 articles on radiation and health in peer-review scientiﬁc and medical journals. Santa Barbara’s own Dr. Stephen Hosea observed, “The data contained in [Mangano’s] report support a remarkable predisposition of persons living within a 15-mile radius of Diablo Canyon nuclear plant to have a signiﬁcantly increased incidence of various cancers, including thyroid, breast, and melanoma.” — Jerry B. Brown, Director, Safe Energy Project, World Business Academy, S.B.
any dharma students wondered in dismay at the provocative words on the cover for an otherwise good piece of journalism that tells a story that needs to be told [independent.com/burma]. The choice to bring religion into it just provokes the issue rather than clarifying it. Just as Bin Laden had little to do with the truth of Islam, this has little to do with the truth of Buddhism. Like Bin Laden, the man on the cover is an egocentric individual with distorted, toxic views. Under the banner of a religion, he struts his harmful views to the discredit of his religion, and to human dignity, human rights, and — Vidya Gauci, S.B. global understanding.
n Saturday, March 15, thousands will converge on Sacramento’s Capitol Building in the biggest antifracking demonstration in California history. Oil prices are rising, and interest in fracking is increasing. Despite the risks, fracking continues in 10 counties, including ours. Gov. Brown has plans to expand fracking; this demonstration will pressure him to stand up and ban fracking in California. Info on rides on Saturday can be obtained from Don’t Frack California Rally websites or through maxgolding@ gmail.com. — Vivian Stanton, S.B.
Goleta’s Shore Evermore
magine going to Goleta Beach Park and ﬁnding no beach. Studies prove that seawalls cause beaches to disappear, and the unpermitted one at the west end of Goleta Beach must be removed to preserve the beach; otherwise, future generations will have no beach — only waves sloshing against the rocks. Engineers’ new plans would remove the illegal seawall and expand the park by one acre, protect the restaurant with a permitted rock seawall and 250 feet of cobble berm, relocate parking spaces in danger, and move the bike path and the sewer line. Adding a cobble berm would help protect the park from erosion without scouring the beach. Park facilities can be relocated and lawns can be replanted, but the beach is irreplaceable. Residents should encourage the county to remove the harmful seawall in order to save this critical community beach. It makes sense and will end years of debate. Read more at independent.com/opinions. — Linda Krop and Brian Trautwein, Environmental Defense Center; and Sandy Lejeune, S.B. Surfrider
Trouble Be a Stranger
he proposed gang injunction is a “suppression” tool and does not focus energy and resources on prevention and intervention. Wouldn’t we all be better served by helping children do well in school and teaching them conﬂict-resolution skills? It makes more sense to keep kids out of gangs and to help them get out of gang life. Joining me in the Pro-Youth Movement are professionals in youth development, educators, and members of the faith community. Our community needs sustained, focused attention on addressing the root causes of youthon-youth violence. Our next meeting is Saturday, March 15, 12:30 p.m., at Trinity Episcopal Church ( State St.). Please join us to be part of the solution. (More at independent.com/opinions.) — Cathy Murillo, Santa Barbara City Councilmember
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¶ We neglected to credit photographer Stephen Sherrill for the images on the Arts Life page last week for the “NECTAR: Healing Through Art” piece.
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Ukraine; what about the hedge wars brewing along quiet Santa Barbara streets? The city is pondering whether to let frontyard shrubs be twice as high as the existing ordinance allows — which it ignores anyway. Look, I survived the Goleta water wars of the 1970s and a few years ago escaped the simmering Riviera hedge wars. I’ve seen these leafy battles pit neighbor against neighbor. I know families who haven’t spoken for decades. And woe to the innocent homeowner who buys into one of these combat zones. Forget about going next door for a cup of sugar. You can close escrow on a hillside charmer with a gorgeous ocean view, look out the picture window, and notice the guy downslope planting one those fast-growing hedges that all too soon will block the whole darn Santa Barbara Channel. Some cities have passed view-protection laws, but not Santa Barbara. Too nasty to mess with, I guess. Some hedges hit way over 10 feet. In a worstcase scenario, it means going to court. You pay the downslope owner for a view corridor running with the title. Don’t laugh. It happens. A sunset view is likely to cost you big bucks when you negotiate for a home. Then the guynext-door’s hedge goes up. In Bakersﬁeld, this probably wouldn’t matter, but here it does. The existing ordinance — which the city in all its wisdom and desire to opt out of controversies decided six years ago not to enforce — sets a
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care. Storyteller has been there since 2007, at a property owned until now by the Orfalea Foundation, which provided it rent-free. (Donations are needed, including $100,000 a year just to cover the cost of feeding the tykes breakfast, lunch, and snacks.) A second Storyteller Center is located at State Street. There are 100 children on the waiting list, also living in shelters or in substandard, crowded conditions. (More info at storytellercenter.org.) SCOUTS’ GOOD DEED: It was pouring down
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BUSHY BARRIER: Go ahead and hedge your bets that walls of green won’t be going away any time soon.
front-yard hedge limit of three-and-a-half feet. The new proposal would allow seven-and-ahalf feet. I’m not clear about who’s pushing this, except that in the feedback I’m hearing, there’s a certain xenophobic ring. Some people apparently don’t want others to see their house, or them in or around it. Could be dangerous, you know. And they don’t want to see those driving or walking by, either. I can understand the desire for privacy, though — certainly a fading commodity in a society where drones can skim over your swimming pool or hot tub and snap photos (not that a hedge would stop that). In our desire for the beneﬁts of urban living, we give up a lot. We hear and see our neighbors, but if we’re lucky we can enjoy them and
become friends. Here on our ﬂatland street in San Roque, no one has a front-yard hedge, but mountain vistas are still spectacular. No sidewalks, either. Neighbor kids play in the street, and I enjoy seeing them. A boy down the block plays drums once in a while, and Ed across the fence toots his trombone melodiously. But so far, no garage bands or spite hedges.
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got killed while I was eating dinner at Chuck’s Waterfront Grill, and we guests were supposed to guess who dunnit. It’s all a show, of course. Murder at the Waterfront plays are staged by Susie Couch of the Circle Bar B Ranch Dinner Theatre and her usual cast of suspects from up there. Next show: March 19. restaurant, by the railroad station, is the Blue Tavern, upscale but casual, with a superb menu with California-Peruvian ﬂavors. The menu I tasted ranged from sea bass ceviche, sea urchin, scallops and shrimp toast (a real winner) to pappardelle pasta. I sipped that classic Peruvian drink, pisco sour, in honor of Chef Ricardo Zarate. ( State St.) — Barney Brantingham
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he is irresistible, all enthusiasm, curiosity, and anta Barbara Fire Chief generosity. Pat McElroy didn’t grow up McElroy, still a relatively new chief with wanting to be a ﬁreﬁghter. just over a year at the helm, now occupies He always wanted to be a oﬃces in the Fire Department’s new and teacher, but he fell into ﬁre improved Carrillo Street ﬁre station. His digs ﬁghting as a way to make boast high ceilings and an expansive window. money when he was a UCSB student. He On his walls are the detailed ﬁre maps one started oﬀ working for the Forest Service’s would expect, but McElroy ain’t your typical “Blue Card” crew, cleaning up after ﬁres ﬁre chief. Where music fanaticism is conthat had mostly been put out. But when cerned, he needs daily rabies shots. There are the Sycamore Canyon blaze ravaged Santa original concert posters from the 1970s and Barbara in 1977, McElroy was part of the a photo — though admittedly photoshopped ground crews: “That’s when I knew this was — of him posing with The Rolling Stones. what I wanted to do.” McElroy came of age in the late 1960s and In 1981, McElroy passed the test for the remains to this day an unrepentant Dead Santa Barbara City Fire Department. He Head. He speaks glowingly of the many still remembers the ﬁrst structure ﬁre to concerts he attended at UCSB’s Rob Gym which his station responded. It was in the and recalls seeing Van Morrison at the old middle of the night, and as the ﬁre trucks Granada Theatre — about the time Saint pulled up to the building, ﬂames leaping Dominic’s Preview came out in 1972 — frozen into the air, McElroy thought,“Oh man, I by one of his infamous bouts of stage fright. got to call somebody. But the next moment, There may be a few ﬁre chiefs throughout I thought,‘They already did, and it’s us.’” California who can brag about buying the Over the years, McElroy quickly underground Zap comics featuring the painemerged as “the ﬁreﬁghters’ ﬁreﬁghter.” To fully twisted genius of cartoonist R. Crumb, an exceptional degree, he became the most and probably even fewer who could make visible face of the department. It wasn’t that passing reference to the music of John Fahey, he rescued every cat from every tree or one of America’s most intriguingly original every child from every burning building — — however addled and obscure — voices on it just seemed that way.“If there was a chilthe acoustic guitar. dren’s book called ‘My Life as a Fireﬁghter,’” And then there is his bookcase, an omnicommented Mayor Helene Schneider,“it vore’s delight. There are biographies of basewould have Pat’s picture on the cover.” ball and football greats Sandy Koufax and McElroy is not only a great ﬁreﬁghter; Johnny Unitas, a book on Irish American he’s also without a doubt the best natural politics, another about Irish American gangpolitician operating in Santa Barbara sters, Water and Power, the classic tome of County that nobody ever voted for — and California politics, a Big Lebowski paperback, he damned well better be. Given the dire Keith Richards’s autobiography, and enough challenges confronting our city’s ﬁre books on former President Lyndon Johnson department, as well as every ﬁre departto keep a serious scholar of power politics ment throughout Southern California, busy for a year. And they’ve all been read. McElroy will need all his formidable skills — not to mention the proverbial luck PADDY BOY: Though the luck of the Irish had only a little to do with his career of the Irish — to navigate the uncharted trajectory — frontline ﬁreﬁghter to union leader to political power broker to ﬁre chief road ahead. Some of those challenges are — Patrick Joseph Michael McElroy came into the world on March 17, Saint Patrick’s Day. excruciatingly obvious: extreme weather, prolonged drought, and the likely prospect that a backcountry blaze will turn into a front-country controvertibly Irish. McElroy’s grandparents on his father’s One of McElroy’s more recent enthusiasms is the sympoﬂagration. Others are not so evident: Emergency medical side emigrated from Ireland; so did his great-grandparents sium on California wildﬁres now taking place at UCSB treatment calls comprise 80 percent of the ﬁre department’s on his mother’s side. McElroy himself — full name Patrick — courtesy of the Bren School of Environmental Science caseload. Joseph Michael — came into the world on St. Patrick’s Day & Management — in which experts from a wide array of 61 years ago. And what could possibly be more stereotypidisciplines are exploring diﬀerent aspects of what’s become cally Irish in America than working for the ﬁre department? a growing menace. McElroy sports a shock of prematurely white hair, thick It makes sense McElroy would be interested. When a black horn-rimmed glasses, and a semi-permanent, semimajor ﬁre breaks out, no one department can put it out. sideways grin. Naturally, he has the signature mustache California ﬁre departments have longstanding mutual-aid required of all males serious about a career in public safety. agreements in which they come to each other’s rescue. Though the luck of the Irish had only a little to do with McElroy isn’t particularly big, though he’s plenty sturdy even Imagine creating a new city under less than optimal condiMcElroy’s career trajectory — frontline ﬁreﬁghter to union tions — providing meals, porta-potties, sleeping accomleader and political power broker to ﬁre chief — he is incon- 33 years after ﬁrst joining the department. In conversation,
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modations, showers, and communications overnight. Imagine having to account for every penny spent and securing funding authorization simultaneously. Imagine having to work with law enforcement to evacuate 47,000 city residents without looting or incident. Imagine coordinating with Public Works to shift water from one reservoir to another so there’s enough water pressure to ﬁght ﬁre. Imagine doing all this simultaneously, and you get the idea. There are endless hours of planning and preparation before a major ﬁre even ignites.“Pat’s best work may be all the stuﬀ he does when nothing is happening,” said UCSB political science assistant professor Sarah Anderson, who helped instigate the Bren School wildﬁre program. With 20 percent of the population moving over the past 20 years into previously uninhabited ﬁre country, the wildﬁre symposium addresses a dangerous reality Santa Barbara has been grappling with for decades. The onslaught of extreme weather changes poses the questions more pointedly — California used to have a distinct “ﬁre season”; now it lasts all 12 months. In the month of January alone — traditionally one of the wettest months — California ﬁre
agencies have reported 450 ﬁres. Among the many experts who spoke at the event was a tree-ring expert from Arizona State University, Tom Swetnam. McElroy was blown away: “He shows slides of giant trees, and by looking at the rings, he can say,‘Here’s the year Jesus was born, and here’s the time of the Reformation,’” McElroy explained. Swetnam’s research transcends the obvious realm of “Cool!” and “Wow!” and penetrates the plane of “Holy Shit!” But not in a good way. The tree rings show — coupled with soil core analysis — the intensity and frequency of droughts and ﬁres throughout the Western United States over the past 2,000 years. The punch line is that in the past 100 years, ﬁre fuels have accumulated to an unprecedented degree because of aggressive ﬁre suppression eﬀorts. Making matters more combustible, Swetnam warned, over the past 25 years, springtime temperatures have reached record heights. Even more dire, research suggests that if greenhouse gas emissions continue at current rates, by 2050, the average drought in the American West will be as bad as the worst droughts of the past 1,000 years. McElroy’s takeaway? “Forests change,” he said.“It used to be we were all grasslands and oak woodlands. Now we’re surrounded by a dense chaparral belt,” which is more likely than trees to burn, and it burns hotter, bigger, and faster and spreads farther. Chaparral is also signiﬁcantly less susceptible to ﬁre-prevention treatment regimes. Given the central role McElroy played ﬁghting the Tea Fire, the Gap Fire, and the Jesusita Fire — which claimed 300 homes combined, 21,000 acres, and cost $50 million — none of this qualiﬁes as revelation. These are issues for which the department has already initiated programs that have been going
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HASTA LA VISTA: Surveying the aftermath of the 2008 Tea Fire devastation, which destroyed 210 homes, governor Arnold Schwarzenegger listens to McElroy explain how the ﬁre burned and how it was fought.
for some time. Still, McElroy revels in really smart people examining the same problems he confronts and hearing what they have to say.“I just love that a university of this stature would bring experts from all over the country to look at what we do on the ground from 30,000 feet up,” he gushed.“It would be foolish for me not to try to learn from them all.” Other ﬁre chiefs had a diﬀerent reaction. County Fire Chief Michael Dyer, a major political force in his own right and someone with whom McElroy enjoys exceptionally cordial relations, objected that the series’ organizers failed to invite the area ﬁre chiefs, who — he acerbically noted — might have some valuable experience and insights to share. It seemed a legitimate beef. McElroy’s response? “I just invited myself,” he said with a mix between a shrug and a laugh. But he took it one step further; McElroy invited others in his ﬁeld to attend.
And they came. As a result, at some lectures, the front row of seats was entirely occupied by ﬁreﬁghters — all wearing their uniforms. It was classic McElroy.
All in the Family McElroy grew up in South Torrance in a middle-class housing tract populated by World War II vets and their burgeoning families. He described the neighborhood as being “crazy with kids.” McElroy was the oldest of seven children — six boys and one girl — and the family’s backyard basketball hoop became renowned as the scene of epic showdowns over the years. McElroy’s father was a self-taught materials supply engineer for Ralph Parsons, a mega powerhouse on par with companies like Bechtel and Fluor.“They built Saudi Arabia,” McElroy
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explained. His parents met in Avalon on Catalina Island in 1951, where McElroy’s father — his family worked for the Wrigleys, who owned the island — spent much of his early boyhood. Politically, McElroy’s father was a Kennedy Democrat and his mother a Goldwater Republican. Normally, such a combination might produce sparks. That it didn’t might be because the McElroy family was experiencing its own “question authority” moment. When McElroy’s younger brother Matthew was born with Down’s syndrome 52 years ago, the doctors strongly advised his parents not to bring him home. He would “ruin” the family, they said. That was the medical orthodoxy of the time. Back then, a doctor’s word was second only to God’s. Even so, the McElroy family rebelled. They brought Matthew home and circled the wagons with clannish ferocity. “My parents taught me certain slurs were never to be ignored,” McElroy would write later. “Woe to anyone who crossed the McElroy brothers and sister over Matthew.” McElroy’s mother would publicly confront bestselling author Leon Uris because he used the term “Mongoloid”— then a common term for people with Down’s syndrome — in his book Ireland: A Terrible Beauty. Uris would later send McElroy’s mother a written apology, deleted the word from the book’s later editions, and sent Matthew an autographed copy. Matthew, a phenomenally accurate shooter on the basketball court, would go on to participate in the very ﬁrst Special Olympics, and appear in ads for the event with the L.A. Lakers. McElroy cites this as a deﬁning moment in his development both politically and personally. The lessons learned, he said, were all about “compassion, resilience, and loyalty.” It also taught him, he said, to respond to underdogs with kindness. In 1971 — a year after the Isla Vista bank burning — he enrolled at UCSB, majoring in anthropology. Mostly, he wallowed in all the music. As a student, McElroy performed poorly and dropped out after
the ﬁrst year. He held a variety of jobs but wound up working at an oil reﬁnery near Long Beach, where he got his ﬁrst taste of union politics.“If you wanted to do anything there, you had to be union,” he recalled. “I mean, it was union union.” But when his older coworkers found out McElroy had dropped out of university, they gave him no peace.“They got mad at me,” he recalled.“It was like I had this opportunity that I wasn’t taking. It made no sense to them.” McElroy got the message. He went back to UCSB and ﬁnished his degree in 1977. There he met Bonnie Kerwin — then a student and now his wife and mother of their three kids — who is well-known for her work with the Starr King Parent-Child Workshop.
When McElroy became a ﬁreﬁghter, the departments were in the process of changing from top-down, militaristic, chain-of-command operations. The younger ﬁreﬁghters bristled at such rigidity, and the public demanded departments capable of conducting two-way conversations. In this context, McElroy was golden. He was young, good-looking, and ridiculously poised and professional in front of TV cameras. Reporters didn’t make McElroy nervous; he liked talking to them — and he was good at it. He was also able to work well with politicians. Early in his ﬁreﬁghting career, he volunteered on Tom Rogers’s campaign when he successfully ran for City Council. McElroy became a close friend of Rogers — a charismatic, moderate Democratic with an environmental bent — until Rogers’s life was prematurely ended by Lou Gehrig’s disease. Rogers was the ﬁrst of many candidates the newly formed ﬁreﬁghters’ union endorsed, a union McElroy was instrumental in forming. When he ﬁrst joined the department, city ﬁreﬁghters were represented by a trade association unaﬃliated with any other labor organizations. McElroy quickly set about to change that, replacing the association with a bona ﬁde union,
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the International Association of Fire Fighters, Local . Though he technically served only one term as president, ident, it was largely McElroy’s union until he was promoted to management. McElroy’s good relations with politicians proved to be essential in growing the power of the union. When Local endorsed a candidate, it usually made a sizable ﬁnancial contribution, but best of all, it sent squads of burly good-looking ﬁreﬁghters to walk precincts and knock on doors. On political matters, McElroy worked intimately with Police Oﬃcers Association representative Sergeant Mike McGrew. McGrew’s father, Warner McGrew, was one of the ﬁre chiefs McElroy worked for over the years. Over time, McElroy and the chief’s son would team up to create the Pat-n-Mike show, the now legendary guns-and-hoses (police and ﬁre) political coalition. To the extent possible, the police and ﬁre unions sought to coordinate their endorsements to maximize their impact. Even today — with the unions’ collective reputations diminished by public resentment over their members’ high retirement beneﬁts — the two unions’ endorsements remain among the most inﬂuential any candidate can get. “It was huge,” recalled Mayor Schneider of the ﬁrst ﬁreﬁghters’ endorsement she received in 2003. It was her very ﬁrst race. She was running for the City Council as part of a progressive, social-justice slate. Schneider was working for Planned Parenthood at the time. She ﬁrst met McElroy when he responded to a possible bomb threat.“He was being Pat McElroy,” she said. In that race, Schneider was the only crossover candidate who won support from both public safety and the social-justice camps.“For me, it was a really big deal,” she said.
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Former ﬁre chief McGrew described ﬁghting ﬁres as “putting the wet stuﬀ on the red stuﬀ.” That hasn’t changed since McElroy ﬁrst joined the department. What has changed is how the wet stuﬀ gets there. Some of this is technical. Eight high-tech “ﬂame sniﬀers,” for example, are planned for installation on top of Edison power poles around Mission Canyon — at a cost of $20,000 each — to help detect ﬁres when they’re still small. Thanks to a Homeland Security grant, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department now has a helicopter equipped with a video camera so ﬁreﬁghters on the ground better know what to expect as they arrive to the scene of a ﬁre. Night-vision goggles allow helicopters to drop retardant and water in the dark, still a relatively new development for Santa Barbara County. Cell phones, the Internet, and social media all provide vastly faster avenues of communication between ﬁre departments and their crew, not to mention the ﬁeld commanders and the public. McElroy brings 30 years of relationships working with other ﬁrst responders throughout the state. When they show up in Santa Barbara to help, they don’t necessarily know where to tread lightly. They have to be told, and personal connections matter. In ﬁres, they matter a lot. “When the ﬂames are ﬂying and you’re stuck on the side of a hill, things can get pretty tense and pretty intense,” said County Fire Chief Dyer. “The bottom line is that I trust Pat, and Pat trusts me.” McElroy oﬀers more than good connections — he has impeccable experience. He has served at high levels with the incident command teams in major disasters throughout the state and nation. Typically, McElroy served as liaison oﬃcer, a fancy title for herding cats. If help from a utility company was needed, it would be McElroy’s job to connect with the right person. And fast. During Hurricane Katrina, McElroy was dispatched to Mississippi, where he worked alongside Herb McElwee, the former chief of the Montecito Fire Department.“Herb had this magical ability to get along with people,” he recalled. That happened to be precisely the magical ability the moment called for.“It was our job to ﬁnd the person in charge whose permission we needed to get to do what we needed to do,” explained McElroy. McElroy served as liaison oﬃcer for the incident command team at the Day Fire, as well, which burned out 162,700 acres in Los Angeles, Ventura, and Kern counties. It fell to McElroy to notify the California Highway Patrol that the ﬁre commanders were shutting down Highway , over which hundreds of millions of dollars worth of goods and services travel daily.“Pat gets people to work together, to respect each other,” said former ﬁre chief Andy DiMizio.“He has an innate ability to ﬁnd the middle ground,” agreed former chief McGrew.“Not everybody has that.” Lucky for us. ■
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Santa Barbara Orchid Show Come be a part of the oldest orchid show in the U.S. and experience this year’s theme, Complements and Contrasts, where exotic meets elegant and pastels meet vibrant colors. There will be exhibits and arrangements and orchids for sale. am-pm. Earl Waren Showgrounds, Calle Real. Free-$. Visit SBOrchidShow.com or call -.
13 /: John Batdorf Come listen to this highly original take on early Rolling Stones songs done acoustically with tight harmonies from the new CD All Wood and Stones. pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, State St. $-$. Call -.
/: smART Talks: Rafael Perea de la Cabada This artist’s concepts stem from political discomfort, current events, playful thinking, humor, and gratitude, and he uses a variety of media and processes to interact with planes and spaces. :-pm. Museum of Contemporary Art S.B., Paseo Nuevo. Free. Call -.
THURSDAY 3/13 /: ACLU’s Community Forum Susan Herman, President of the National ACLU will present a talk on Government Surveillance, Secrecy, and Retaliation Against Whistleblowers: Civil Liberties in the National Security State. There will be a book-signing afterward. -pm. Embarcadero Hall, Embarcadero del Norte, Isla Vista. Free. Call -. /: American Red Cross:
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Bring the little ones to this engaging and interactive puppet show where they will learn about ﬁre safety and earthquake preparedness. :am. Goleta Library, N. Fairview Ave., Goleta. Free. Ages -. Call -.
/: Dr. Ned Kaufman:
Extraordinary Prizes in Ordinary Places Dr. Ned Kaufman, adjunct professor of historic preservation at Columbia University, will discuss how the economics of heritage and preservation is forging alliances with history, folklore, and tourism promotion in places like S.B. A book-signing and reception will follow. pm. Presidio Chapel at El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park, E. Canon Perdido St. Free. Call -.
/: Free Teen Friday Teens of all ages are invited to a special planetarium show, a private tour, interactive demonstrations, and hands-on activities. Come launch bottle rockets, experiment with dry ice, hold cool creatures, and enjoy free food. Bring all your friends for a fun Friday night. ::pm. S.B. Museum of Natural History, Puesta del Sol Rd. Free. Call -. /-/: Global Network’s
22nd Annual Space Organizing Conference The GN is made up of peace and religious groups around the world who are working to oppose the development of a new arms race in space. Be a part of this conference that begins with a vigil at the front gate of Vandenberg Air Force Base, followed by a public forum that will discuss this year’s theme, Vandenberg’s Role in U.S. Global Domination: Implications of U.S. “Pivot” into the Asia-Paciﬁc, the next day. Vigil: Fri., pm; Vandenberg AFB. Public Forum: Sat., -pm; Trinity Episcopal Church, State St. Vigil and public forum: free; conference: $$. Visit spacepeace.org/actions/ gnconf_.htm for full schedule or call () -. /: Newport Jazz Festival: Now 60 Come enjoy this festival that is celebrating with a multigenerational tour featuring an all-star band. Led by clarinetist and saxophonist Anat Cohen, the ensemble features vocalist Karrin
/: Bruce Holsinger This proliﬁc, award-winning scholar of the medieval period will talk about his new book, A Burnable Book: A Novel, which draws on his vast knowledge of the period to bring medieval England gloriously to life. pm. Chaucer’s Books, State St. Free. Call -. Allyson. VIP tickets include a preshow reception, premier seating, and a tax-deductible donation to the Lobero Theatre. pm. Lobero Theatre, E. Canon Perdido. $-$. Visit lobero.com or call -. Read more on p. . /-/: Santa Barbara Jr. High School Theater: The Beatles Slept Here Come watch Sgt. Paprika, owner of the Penny Lane Hotel, Eleanor Digby, the Beatles fan club, and Mr. Mustard in this hilarious comedy that turns into a caper that only Johny B. Goode can solve. -:pm. Marjorie Luke Theatre, E. Cota St. $-$. Call - x. /: Kriya Yoga Public Lec-
ture: Understanding Joy and Love. Why Wait? Did you know Kriya yoga can change your life? Learn this and how to start your “Royal Path to Peace, Love and Joy” from Swami Atmavidyananda and Yogacharya Richard Peterson. -:pm. Faulkner Gallery, E. Anapamu St. Free. Call -. /-/: Taste of Solvang Be a part of this celebration in its nd year with world-class chefs, wineries, breweries, and chocolat-
iers who will present the best of the Santa Ynez Valley in beautiful Solvang. Visit tasteofsolvang.org for a full schedule. /-/: Laundry & Bourbon and Lone Star Come decide for yourself if this is two plays for the price of one or a love story in two parts as these tales of husbands, wives, war, love, and honor are both surprisingly relevant and hysterically funny. Fri.-Sat.: pm; Sun.: pm. Plaza Playhouse Theater, Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria. $-$. Visit plazatheatercarpinteria .com or call -.
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/-/: Santa Barbara Symphony Presents: Classical Knockout Are you ready for Rossini’s punchy William Tell Overture, Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite, and other classical hits? Join Maestro Nir Kabaretti (pictured) and -year-old prodigy Timothy Chooi and his Guarneri del Gesù violin valued at $ million dollars on loan from the Canada Council Musical Instrument Bank. A preconcert talk is open to all ticketholders one hour prior to concert. Sat.: pm; Sun.: pm. Granada Theatre, State St. $-$. Call -.
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JOHN ZANT’S GAME OF THE WEEK /: College Men’s Volleyball: Pepperdine at UCSB Almost lost in the approach of March Madness was the historic victory by the Gaucho volleyball team against UCLA a week ago. UCSB won in three straight sets (-, -, -), its ﬁrst sweep over the Bruins since . The surging Gauchos were - on their home ﬂoor heading into the week. They hosted USC on Wednesday before taking on Pepperdine, which was ranked No. on last week’s NCAA poll. (UCSB was No. ). This Friday-night match showcases two outstanding setters, UCSB’s ’” sophomore Jonah Seif and Matt West of the visiting Waves. pm. Robertson Gym, UCSB. $-$. Call -UCSB ().
/: Military Recruiters on Our Local High School Campuses — Why? Did you know that percent of military recruits sign up while still in high school through the Delayed Entry Program and that high schools are required to release students’ directory information to military recruiters unless parents or students sign an opt-out form? Learn more about this policy at this forum and panel discussion. :pm. Faulkner Gallery, E. Anapamu St. Free. Call -. /: Get Lucky Crawl Wear green and come for the craic as you stop at ﬁve downtown S.B. bars and restaurants, enjoying a pint of the black stuﬀ as your guide navigates the stops, ending at the ﬁnal spot for the after-party. Advanced purchase recommended. -pm. James Joyce, State St. $-$. Ages +. Visit get-lucky.nightout.com or call () -. /: Celebration of Dance State Street Ballet Young Dancers, a group of preprofessional dancers ages -, will perform featured works as well as student-choreographed pieces. This performance serves as the company’s main fundraiser. pm. Lobero Theatre,
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/: 3rd Annual Teddyland Carnival � UCSB’s Lambda Sigma Gamma Foundation, the ﬁrst multicultural sorority on the West Coast, will be hosting this funﬁlled, free, family-friendly event for children of all ages. Food, carnival games, balloons, and prizes will be provided for free. am. Adelante Charter School, E. Yanonali St. Free. Call -.
SUNDAY 3/16 /: Special Olympics South-
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cheer on athletes from ﬁve counties including S.B. as they begin with an opening ceremony and then compete against each other for medals that will be awarded by area law enforcement. am-pm. Thunderdome, UCSB. Free. Call -. /-/: Speaking of Stories
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stories chosen, because you (the audience and subscribers) picked them. Come listen to these stories performed by talented actors, and stay for complimentary cookies and milk. Sun.: pm; Mon.: :pm. Center Stage Theater, Paseo Nuevo. $-$. Visit center stagetheater.org or call -. /: Dwarf to Super Novae Omer Blaes, UCSB physics professor, will discuss how dead stars occasionally light up and how modeling them can tell us about planet formation, the size of the universe, and that mysterious stuﬀ called “dark energy.” -pm. Goleta Library, N. Fairview Ave. Free. Call -. �
/: 30th Annual Anacapa
School Auction: ¡Fiesta Anacapa! � Bring your family and
friends to this campus that will be transformed into an authentic ﬁesta with food, entertainment, and a silent and live auction featuring concert tickets, artwork, gift certiﬁcates, and more. Proceeds beneﬁt programs and scholarships for its students. :-pm. Anacapa School, Santa Barbara St. $-$. Visit anacapaschool.org or call -.
/: 7th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Stroll � Calling all fellas and lasses (and dogs on leashes) to this family-friendly celebration that begins at the Indy parking lot with food for purchase and ends with a bobble down State St. Meet-up at :pm. S.B. Independent, W. Figueroa St. Free. Call -. /: Presentation on Fracking by Michael Thornton of California Sierra Club � Learn
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Lads: St. Patty’s Day Bash! � Come make Spencer’s lads carefree by enjoying their California sun-kissed, Latin-tinged, genrebending, big-band surf mariachi indie pop sound. pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, State St. $. Call -.
about unconventional oil extraction and the threat it poses to our area. :-pm. Faulkner Gallery, E. Anapamu St. Call -.
Michael Katz Tells Folktales from Around the World �
Bring the kids to the libraries to hear this beloved area storyteller share dramatic, funny, riveting stories. Tue.: -:pm. Goleta Library, N. Fairview Ave., Goleta; -. Wed.: -:pm. Montecito Library, E. Valley Rd., Montecito; -. Free. Ages +. /-/: West Side Story � “The air is humming, and something great is coming,” like this timeless and powerfully poignant musical that has a collection of standards like “Tonight” and “Somewhere” and extraordinary dancing that will leave you breathless. pm. Granada Theatre, State St. $-$. Visit granadasb.org or call -. Read more on p. .
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WEDNESDAY 3/19 /: Wednesday Retreat
Day: The Spiral and the Cross Celtic spirituality oﬀers a deep well for inspiration and renewal. Deirdre Ní Chinnéide is an accomplished musician, psychotherapist, and spiritual director in Ireland. All Wednesday retreat days are oﬀered for a free-will donation. You may purchase the inclusive package with lunch for $. :am-:pm. La Casa de Maria, El Bosque Rd. Visit lacasade maria.org or call -.
/: The Shared Death
Experience: Profound Evidence of the Afterlife Dr. Moody, a forensic psychiatrist and researcher whose seminal Life After Life presented scientiﬁc evidence that life continues after the body’s death, will provide dozens of accounts of shared death experiences, including his own. (At pm, prior to the main event, Dr. Moody will speak to a smaller group in An Intimate Conversation with Dr. Moody, which will include a question-and-answer session; tickets are $ and include reserved seats for the public talk.) -pm. Trinity Episcopal Church, State St. $. Visit eventbrite.com or call -. Read more on p. . /: Artist Lecture: Tim Berg and Rebekah Myers Join these two artists as they explain how they aim to distill the stereotypical perceptions and associations within our culture into visually compelling objects, sculptures, and installations. Show runs through April . :-:pm. Atkinson Gallery, Admin. Bldg., Rm. , SBCC, Cliﬀ Dr. Free. Call -.
/: Cuba and the Interna-
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discussion and slide show about the recent trip to Cuba for the IPC. Hear lessons on how permaculture is helping communities around the world, what it has done for Cuba, and other insights gained by visiting this forbidden country. -pm. Karpeles Manu-
script Library, W. Anapamu St. Free. Call -.
/: Forum: Transforming Our Schools Come and be part of the solution as David Cash, superintendent of S.B. Uniﬁed School District, and Paul Cordeiro, superintendent of Carpinteria Uniﬁed School District, will discuss the new Local Control Funding Formula and the lack of opportunity for students in high-poverty schools and those with large numbers of English learners. The new Common Core standards will also be discussed. Noon. Louise Lowry Davis Ctr., De la Vina St. Free. Call -. / MTD Santa Barbara Meeting The Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District is planning annual service changes proposed in Aug. and invites you to join and give your input. pm, MTD Administrative Oﬃces, Olive St.; :pm, Carpinteria Library, Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria. Free. Call -.
FRI MAR 14 7:00PM & SAT MAR 15 7:00PM “THE BEATLES SLEPT HERE” The SBJHS Theatre Dept presents this hilarious
comedy about Sgt. Paprika, the owner of The Penny Lane Hotel, who is sick & tired of rabid Beatles fans mistaking his business for a piece of rock’n’roll history. But when his employee, Eleanor Digby, auctions off a room for raffle to Beatles fans & a thief, it becomes a caper only one man can solve: Detective Johnny B. Goode! For more info & tickets please visit www.sbjhs.org or call 805-963-7751 x107. Please join us for all the hijinks!
SAT MAR 22 7:00PM “PUSH” Girls Rock SB! presents this benefit concert to raise money for scholarships &
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FRI MAR 28 7:30PM “BEATLES FAN CLUB NIGHT” The Luke Theatre presents the award-winning
documentary of Freda Kelly, a shy Liverpudlian teenager asked to work for a young local band hoping to make it big: The Beatles. Their loyal secretary from beginning to end, Freda tells her stories for the first time in 50 years! $5 suggested donation, for more info please visit www.luketheatre.org or call 805-884-4087 x3. If you’re a Beatles fan, you won’t want to miss this incredible insider perspective on their careers as well as some fabulous prizes up for raffle!
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left: Breanna and Andrew Winter relax at Chase Palm Park after a day of celebrating Breanna’s birthday. “I just got drowned by the ocean, and now we’re about to go to Dargan’s, which is where we celebrated our wedding!” said Breanna, a full-time student working toward becoming an elementary school teacher. The two live at Vandenberg AFB, where Andrew, who will be deploying at the end of the month, is a military police officer.
IRISH SODA BREAD Soda bread was introduced to Ireland in the mid-1800s when the leavening agent bicarbonate (i.e., baking soda) became available. It’s a tasty, easy-to-make comfort food that is still popular today. The recipe below is courtesy of Mairead, who writes the blog Irish American Mom. Visit her site for step-by-step photo instructions: irishamericanmom.com. — MD
5 cups all-purpose flour (plus extra for dusting kneading surface) ½ tsp. salt 1 tsp. baking soda 2 tsp. baking powder 4 oz. butter (one stick) 3 Tbs. white sugar 1 cup raisins (or currants) 1 egg (beaten) 1½ cups buttermilk ½ cup plain yogurt
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Sift the flour, salt, baking soda, and baking
powder into a large mixing bowl. Using a pastry cutter or clean fingers, rub butter into the flour until the mixture looks like coarse meal. Add sugar and raisins, and stir to distribute throughout the mixture. Stir the beaten egg, yogurt, and buttermilk together in another bowl. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture, and add the liquid ingredients. Mix together with a wooden spoon to form dough. Gently knead the dough into a ball. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface, and knead gently into a round form about 9 inches in diameter. Do not over-knead: This creates tough bread. Transfer to a lightly greased 9-inch baking pan. Score the top of the loaf with a cross shape to create four distinct quarters or farls. Bake for 20 minutes, then reduce the heat to 350 degrees and bake for 30 to 40 minutes more. The loaf is baked when the bottom sounds hollow when tapped or an inserted knife comes out clean. If, early in the cooking process, the bread starts to brown too much, cover it with a tent of aluminum foil. Remove from the oven and baking pan. Wrap the bread in a clean dishtowel and allow to cool on a wire rack. Serve the sliced bread with butter.
PIED PIPERS: Celebrate St. Paddy’s with a traipse down State Street with the Indy team.
very March 17, St. Patrick is celebrated with great fanfare all over the world. In Chicago, the river is dyed green; in Sydney, Australia, the Opera House is illuminated in emerald lights; in San Francisco, revelers parade down Market Street; and in Santa Barbara — folks stroll. It may not be the largest, or oldest, but for the past six years, The Independent’s St. Paddy’s Day Stroll has drawn hundreds of enthusiastic merrymakers. Once again, the Pipe and Drum Corps will lead the procession from The Indy oﬃce on West Figueroa, down State Street (on the sidewalk) to Casa Blanca. Post stroll, the 21-and-older crowd can head to the Wildcat for craft beers that include oﬀerings from Figueroa Mountain, Avery Brewing, Firestone, and Lagunitas. For those dressed in green, the suds are only $4. So bring your friends and neighbors, and help The Indy staﬀ make a spectacle for the seventh year. Irish for a day, Independent for life.
— Michelle Drown
The Indy’s St. Paddy’s Day Stroll takes place Monday, March 17. Begin gathering at the newspaper’s back parking lot at 4:30 p.m. The Stroll departs at 5:30 p.m. 122 West Figueroa Street. For more information, call 965-5205.
IRISH HISTORY 1
Bloomsday is celebrated the 16th of which month? ❏ March ❏ June ❏ October In which century did the Battle of the Boyne occur? ❏ 16th ❏ 17th ❏ 18th The Blarney Stone is located near which city? ❏ Cork ❏ Dublin ❏ Galway
KISS ME: Blarney Castle is home to the famous Stone. answers: . June; . 17th; . Cork.
above: “This whole thing happened with faith. I didn’t advertise for the artists; it was all just a funny momentum,” said Jeff Shelton, the architect behind the “Vera Cruz Project.” The house on Santa Barbara Street, which used to be an empty lot, will ultimately boast 400 paintings with the theme “a place you’ve vacationed.” “Whether it’s a grand story, or a little moment, everyone had something to paint, so I’m really glad there was a theme,” said Shelton. “I told people no dolphins or clowns, though!”
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The special day-long program on March 29th includes classroom presentations, meetings on the individual degree programs, detailed information on admissions and financial aid, campus tours, and time to interact with faculty, students, and staff. The $60 registration includes breakfast, lunch, and a $25 gift certificate at the Pacifica Bookstore. Register for the March 29 Pacifica Experience online at pacifica.edu/experience or call 805.969.3626, ext. 103 NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR SPRING & FALL 2014
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Santa Barbara Some Recent Words by Area Authors
ur city scribes and processors of words have been very busy. Here is a Whitman’s Sampler of wisdom and wit from a town where literati such as Kenneth Rexroth, Ross Macdonald, and T.C. Boyle hail. The Ides of August, by David M. Brainard. (Lulu.com. $15.) Brainard, one of the city’s ﬁnest actors, not only
survived a heart transplant last year but also kicked around these mean streets since the early 1960s and actually looks like the hero of a neo-noir yarn. In Ides (the ﬁrst of a planned series), the protagonist begins in a courthouse in Santa Maria, smokes a joint on the Pass, and then ends driving oﬀ in the rain, adding more evidence to the case of Santa Barbara as coolest of crime scenes. Surfing about Music, by Timothy J. Cooley. (University of California Press.) Surf music seems about as dis-
tant a topic from academic inquiry as Leadbetter Beach is from Hawai‘i. Cooley, a UCSB ethnomusicologist, begins with the slightly exaggerated premise that tunes from Dick Dale to Donavon Frankenreiter represent a surf tribe’s concerns; then he traces the history of the original new wave of music to its contemporary uses. Hehehe! Wipe out!
Wiley Hall, by Kenneth A. Pettit. (Trafford Publishing.) Another prominent Santa Barbarian, namely Ken
Pettit, former registrar of voters for the last eon or so, sat down and wrote what appears to be a memoir in short story form of growing up in an orphanage. Pettit claims there is no more lonesome world.
Farewell My Country, by A.J. Harris. (Murder Mystery Press, $16.95.) Mystery writer Harris penned this
thriller as a “ﬁctional biography” of his brother, Jack Harris, unfairly persecuted as a communist in the midst of the witch-hunt post-WWII years.
The Great Beyond
Dr. Raymond Moody Talks Near-Death Experience
here is no doubt that Dr. Raymond Moody has changed the way many people look at dying. In his 1975 best-selling book Life After Life, Moody introduced the concept of the near-death experience (NDE), which has become a common phenomenon with the advances of medical resuscitation. The ongoing debate about the possibility of an afterlife has gained momentum since his 2010 book, Glimpses of Eternity, in which he describes the “shared death experience,” where those sitting with the dying person also experience outof-body sensations. The son of a harshly cynical surgeon, military oﬃcer, and medic in WWII, Moody himself is a medical doctor, a doctor of philosophy, a counselor, and a prison psychologist, as well as the best-selling author of 12 books. He is the ultimate rationalist, and conversations with him inevitably veer back to his favorite subjects: the philosophy of language, the reasoning of ancient Greek philosopher Democritus and Plato’s The Republic, and his family, which includes his older children, a grandson, and two teens (13 and 15) still at home with him and his wife in rural Alabama.
When Life After Life was published, had you any idea you were opening a national conversation on death and dying? No, I did not! The book’s ﬁrst printing was 19,000,
— D.J. Palladino
Would you agree there’s a revolution going on to restore death with dignity? Most deﬁnitely. We still talk
about death with euphemisms, but there’s a big shift going on.
Is the debate over yet regarding the dismissal of NDEs as hallucinations or a product of “the compromised brain”? The debate has changed surprisingly little. The
Dr. Moody will speak on The Shared Death Experience: Profound Evidence of the Afterlife on Wednesday, March 19, 6:30-8 p.m., at Trinity Episcopal Church. Prior, there will be An Intimate Conversation with Dr. Moody moderated by William Peters, founder of the Shared Crossing Project, 5-6 p.m. For more information and tickets, visit sharedcrossing.com.
are still people who are holdouts to ideology. People into hard sciences, neurophysiology, often ignore a core philosophical question: “What is the relationship between our unique inner experience of conscious awareness and material substance?” The answer is: “We don’t know,” and some people are so terriﬁed to say, “I don’t know.”
framework is still primarily threefold: the parapsychologists
Songs I Live, by Alan Hurst. (Publishing info and price unavailable.) Hurst, who wrote a story for The
A Year in the Wilderness, wrote this extreme thriller about a virologist who secretly infects a third of Earth’s population to help even our lopsided overwhelming of Mother Earth. Somehow you get the distinct sense that the author is rooting for the viruses. This from the man who gave us a Lucidity Talk simply titled We’re Fucked.
who claim that science can solve the riddle of the afterlife; the pseudo-skeptics who believe the brain is just acting up from a lack of oxygen; and the “fundaChristians” who say they saw the light and it’s the devil in disguise.
Has the resistance to these ideas from skeptics, scientists, and clergymen changed in 40 years since? There
zine articles that promise to help you test your way to a compatibility quotient, don’t you think? Natasha Burton, who writes for People, Maxim, and Glamour has compiled a pile of those reality pop-quiz questions ranging from favorite ﬁrst lies to favorite ﬁrst ladies to ﬁnd out for sure if he or she is right or wrong for you.
The Culling, by Robert P. Johnson. (The Permanent Press. $29.95.) Johnson, author of Thirteen Moons:
AFTER LIFE: Dr. Raymond Moody comes to town to talk about the “shared death experience.”
How do you see the future of hospices in the U.S.? The baby-boom generation is waking up to their own mortality as they face their parents’ deaths. Look at how common hospice is now versus 40 years ago. Interestingly, the common DNR (do not resuscitate) order in hospitals has changed its language to “allow natural death,” and with this shift, 25 percent more patients and families reportedly signed up.
and I just hoped some would sell and get into the hands of some medical doctors and psychologists. [The book has since been translated into a dozen foreign languages and sold more than 14 million copies.]
101 Quizzes for Couples, by Natasha Burton. (Adams Media. $12.99.) Lovers just love to pick up those maga-
Indy about his mother’s amazing Westfalia VW van (the chapter is included in the book), chronicles his own life backward, helpfully including a song he penned at the end of every chapter. It’s a memoir with a beat. Eco, Ego, Eros, by Tam Hunt. (Aramis Press.) Essentially a compilation of Hunt’s meditative column written for The Indy proposing a panpsychistic universe (go ahead, look it up), the book proceeds to investigate all kinds of philosophical issues, including interviews with like-minded thinkers Giulio Tononi and the neuroscientist Christof Koch.
S.B. Yoga Center KEY HOLDERS: Jivana Heyman (left) and Barbara Hirsch are the proud new owners of S.B. Yoga Center.
here are fresh faces at one of the oldest yoga studios in town. The Santa Barbara Yoga Center — located in the grand, yellow church building at East Micheltorena Street — has been open for 20 years, and, after considerable talk that change was coming, the business oﬃcially has new owners. In the yoga world, it was no secret that the business had been struggling for some time. Last fall, a group of folks had plans to turn the business into a cooperative after the previous owner Lais De Silva decided to sell. “The principle was so great, but it practically just wasn’t going to work in the time frame that we
— Victoria Woodard Harvey
Business had,” explained Barbara Hirsch, who was part of that group. So Hirsch and business partner Jivana Heyman decided the best solution was to buy the place themselves (before a corporate chain had the chance). “We were determined to make the business thrive again as quickly as possible,” she said. The pair signed the papers last week, but classes have seamlessly continued over the past two months. “She’s got the local, and I’ve got the yoga,” said Heyman, who recently moved here from the Bay Area and specializes in using yoga to treat people with disabilities and chronic illnesses. He has managed the San Francisco Integral Yoga Institute for 15 years, practiced for 25, and taught yoga for 18. His goal is to start Yoga Therapy in Santa Barbara and to treat folks with mental and physical disabilities. “Our dream is to make yoga accessible to everyone,” Heyman said, explaining the center will maintain its classical style. Currently, the center has 25 teachers, and word of mouth has already brought in hundreds of prospective yogis. “The more, the merrier,” Hirsch said, who came to Santa Barbara over 40 years ago to study music at UCSB and founded the classical recording studio OPUS . Hirsch said she initially resisted yoga; grouporiented chanting practices were not her cup of tea. But the practice, humility, and sense of community quickly resonated with her, and now she’s been on the mat for 10 years. The center will also keep the same staﬀ. Director Sarah Tuttle called Hirsch and Heyman a “dynamic pair” who have already brought a “vital transition to the beloved center.” Hirsch quit her day job four years ago — she still runs OPUS — and has enjoyed the added free time but said she’s eager to take on the new challenge. “It’s not something I was planning on doing for — Kelsey Brugger the rest of my life.” march 13, 2014
living | Starshine
The Art of C.G. Jung’s Red Book
A Reader Writes My Lead
An Exhibition Sponsored by Pacifica Graduate Institute
Images from The Red Book by C.G. Jung used by permission of W. W. Norton & Company. Inc.
Free & Open to the Public thru April 4 | 801 Ladera Ln., Santa Barbara
The collection 23 fine art prints from C.G. Jung’s Red Book currently on display at Pacifica Graduate Institute was originally shown at the Venice Biennale in Italy. This is its first showing in the United States. When Jung embarked on an extended period of self-exploration, The Red Book was at the heart of it. It is an illuminated volume that he created between 1914 and 1930 where he developed his theories of the archetypes, the collective unconscious, and the process
of individuation. These theories transformed psychotherapy from a practice concerned with treating the sick into a means for higher development of the personality. Jung considered The Red Book his most important work, yet it lay unseen in a bank vault for decades. Then, in 2009, a complete facsimile and translation was published. It is an astonishing example of calligraphy and art on a par with The Book of Kells and the illuminated manuscripts of William Blake. The exhibit is open to the public at no charge through April 4 at Pacifica’s Ladera Lane Campus, 801 Ladera Lane, Santa Barbara. Call 805.969.3626, ext. 364 for additional informaiton or visit www.pacifica.edu
had “help” writing this column. At the recent launch party for my newest book of columns, Broad Assumptions, I held a contest inviting guests to submit the ﬁrst and last lines of a column they’d like me to write — promising that I’d supply the middle part for the winning entry. Twenty-three people wrote suggestions, ranging from “My all-time most embarrassing moment is …” to “Thank God for duct tape!” The crowd voted on the winner: an exacting couplet by vexingly imaginative reader Hattie Husbands. She won a set of my three books, and I walked away with the lines you see in bold below. Last Saturday I was sitting in my kitchen sipping my coﬀee, when suddenly my cat turned and said to me … “What the furball were you thinking?” my ﬁctitious feline purred. “Writing a column that starts and ends with someone else’s words?! You know very well that you don’t have a cat — don’t even like cats — and certainly wouldn’t be talking to anyone before you’d ﬁnished your morning coﬀee. Meow the hell are you gonna write yourself out of this mess?” It’s a fair question, and I’m glad Hattie’s hypothetical cat asked it. You see, there are rules to writing a good column. Columns should be fresh and focused. They should be concise and passionate. They should entertain, enlighten, move, challenge, amuse, or persuade by developing an intelligent argument that has the potential to resonate with readers. They shouldn’t — in other words — be 600 words about how pickle relish debases an otherwise delightful deviled egg. But the best columns? The best columns are true. And that’s important to by Starshine me. I grew up in Hollywood proper. Literally right below the Hollywood sign. My email: firstname.lastname@example.org parents worked in entertainment, so I spent summers on soap-opera sets and fell asleep late at night on sofas in recording studios. It was fun. Of course it was fun. But it had the side eﬀect of making me intolerant of BS. The lights, the scripts, the makeup and schmoozing — it was all so unapologetically false. It was studied manipulation. It seemed to me that with a proper budget, anyone could invent a fantastic ﬁctional tale about anything at all. Even relish. Or deviled eggs. What’s brilliant about that? When I was 10 or 11, I stumbled onto a book of essays by Midwestern housewife Erma Bombeck and a book of poems by CBS news anchor Charles Osgood. Bombeck wrote snarky musings on family life; Osgood wrote witty limericks about politics and other subjects that graced the nightly news. And their stories were a revelation to me. They were written by people I’d never heard of, with whom I could not have had less in common. But they made me laugh, nod in agreement, and feel understood. They connected me to a greater world. They were fresh, they were right — and by God, they were true! And that, to me, was brilliant. That’s what a column should be: a modest stack of paragraphs that entertains with truth, and by doing so reminds us that we’re all more alike than we are diﬀerent. Here are this week’s truths:
. Hattie and the people who voted for her contest entry are cruel and enjoy watching me writhe on the page. . Adding relish to deviled eggs is gilding the lily. . Though Erma Bombeck died in 1996, her spirit is alive in Hattie, whose closing line (known as the “kicker” in column jargon) sounds just like something Erma would have written: … And it was at that moment I promised myself I would never put relish in my deviled eggs ever again! Starshine Roshell is the author of Broad Assumptions. 40
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living | Sports
A Fight to the End For UCSB Men’s Basketball, March Madness Has Already Arrived
hroughout most of UCSB’s basketball season, the turnout of students at the Thunderdome was far below what one might expect for a team that was contending for a league championship with one of the nation’s most productive players. But at the Gauchos’ home ﬁnale last Thursday night, there was one student too many. He was the evidently inebriated spectator, wearing a “Class of ’” T-shirt, who achieved his 15 seconds of shame by running out of the stands and onto the ﬂoor. He confronted Gib Arnold, the Hawai‘i head coach, who was engaged in an altercation with the referees. The intruder was pushed away by a Hawai‘i player. He backpedalled while making bellicose gestures and then retreated to the stands, where he was collared by UCSB athletic oﬃcial Bob Brontsema and turned over to the campus police. Because the game was being televised by ESPNU, the bizarre spectacle was repeatedly shown on the network’s programs during the next 24 hours. SportsCenter had it, of course. The pundits of Around the Horn commented on it. Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon weighed in on Pardon the Interruption. On his talk radio show, UCSB alum Jim Rome gravely testiﬁed that he was embarrassed by the incident. There was an apparent lack of security — how did the miscreant manage to return to his seat before Brontsema caught up with him? — but some commentators overstated the threat level of his incursion. He was in greater danger to himself than any of the coaches, players, or oﬃcials on the ﬂoor. A Bobby Knight or a Neil McCarthy — the combative New Mexico State coach, a former boxing champion, who once had to be restrained from attacking a fan at UCSB — might have rendered him unconscious. He was described by such terms as “idiot” and “moron.” Suﬃce it to say his “fan IQ” was below the usual level of suspended intelligence one associates with raving students in college basketball arenas. Among the students who play the game for UCSB, there is a high degree of basketball intelligence. Take, for instance, Zalmico Harmon, the junior point guard known as “Z.” His assist-to-turnover ratio of 4.69-to-1 is the second-highest in NCAA Division . The Gauchos also have the nation’s leading rebounder (11.6 per game) and 12th leading scorer (21.6) in junior center Alan Williams. The Big West bestowed six Player of the Week awards on “Big Al” this season, and on Monday the conference named him the 2014 Player of the Year. Harmon was honored as the Hustle Player of the Year, and senior guard Kyle Boswell, a mechanical engineering major, earned the Sixth Man award. Those are the UCSB students who deserve to be talked about on ESPN, and maybe that will happen if the Gauchos advance to Saturday’s ﬁnal of the Big West Tournament at the Honda Center in Anaheim. They have put together one of their best seasons under 16th-year head coach Bob Williams. Something was left out of all the reportage of last Thursday’s drama: UCSB defeated Hawai‘i, 86-77, for its 20th victory of the season. Two nights later in San Luis Obispo, the Gauchos whipped Cal Poly, 71-55, to cap oﬀ the regular season with a record of 21-8. The Big West Tournament is packed with genuine excitement. Only the champion is expected to qualify for the NCAA tournament. Every game is a desperate ﬁght for survival. There is no such ﬁnality in conferences like the ACC, Big Ten, SEC, and Pac- that will receive multiple NCAA bids. For them, March Madness does not kick in until next week. In the Big West, it has already arrived.
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by John Zant UCSB’s ﬁrst game in Anaheim is fraught with peril. The Gauchos, who ﬁnished second in the regular season, a game behind UC Irvine, must face seventhseeded Cal Poly again. The Mustangs are capable of upsetting the Gauchos; they did so in their conference opener back in January. Three UCSB sharpshooters — Boswell, Michael Bryson, and Taran Brown — went 1-for-15 from three-point range. That cannot happen again. The Gauchos’ nerves should settle down if they get past Cal Poly (game time is noon on Thursday, March 13) and move on to Friday night’s semiﬁnals. Alan Williams said he’s been striving to play every
FLEET FEET: Junior point guard Zalmico Harmon (#3) — known as “Z” — is a UCSB player with a high degree of basketball intelligence. His assist-to-turnover ratio of 4.69-to-1 is the second-highest in NCAA Division 1, and Harmon was honored as Big West 2014 Hustle Player of the Year.
OUR MAN AL: The Gauchos have the nation’s leading rebounder (11.6 per game) in junior center Alan “Big Al” Williams (#15). The Big West bestowed six Player of the Week awards on Big Al this season, and the conference named him the 2014 Player of the Year.
game as if it’s his last. Gaucho teammate John Green serves as his inspiration. Beset by fractures in his feet, Green sat out two full seasons. He worked out diligently, and on February 1, he ﬁnally made his debut against UC Davis. Williams recorded the most impressive double-double of his career in the game, but he said that “27 [points] and 20 [rebounds] is nothing tonight.” “The biggest thing I’ve seen in the last three years is John Green coming back,” said Coach Williams, who got choked up talking about Green’s perseverance on the radio. In practice 10 days later, Green broke his right wrist, a season-ending injury. He had waited three years to play a total of 13 minutes in two games. He still travels with the Gauchos, a reminder that their time playing a game for their school is something to be cherished.
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ment used to be UCSB’s playground. The Gauchos have collected 14 championships, most recently in 2012, Carlene Mitchell’s ﬁrst year as their head coach. That was “The
Year of the Improbable,” as they went into the tournament as the sixth-seeded team. Call this “The Year of the Impossible.” For the ﬁrst time in 24 years, the Gaucho women had a losing record in conference games, a really bad record of 3-13. To make it to the tournament ﬁnal, they would have to win as many games in three days as they had in the past two months. Senior guards Nicole Nesbit, Melissa Zornig, and Destini Mason provided some scoring punch, but until Vanderbilt transfer Clair Watkins became eligible in January, the Gauchos did not have a proven post player. Breakdowns at the defensive end plagued them. They were unable to hold a lead late in the second half against their nemesis Cal Poly last Saturday. Mitchell remains conﬁdent in her abilities, while doubts are brewing in the peanut gallery.“A lot of crazy things happen in March Madness,” the coach said this week.“We ﬁght hard every game. It hasn’t clicked for whatever reason. Better late than never.”
PLAYING ON: Super sophomore Amber Melgoza (38 points) and the Santa Barbara High Dons played spectacularly in defeating Lakeside, 67-43, for the CIF Southern Section AA girls’ basketball championship last Saturday. The Dons have been seeded No. in the Southern California bracket of the CIF State Division III Championships. They are assured of playing at home if they advance to the quarterﬁnals (Sat., Mar. 15) and semiﬁnals (Tue., Mar. 18). The Dons boys also were selected to compete in the state tournament after making it to the section semiﬁnals, where they lost to champion Oak Park. Their pathway consists of road games. For more sports, including a weekly highlight schedule, see independent.com/sports. march 13, 2014
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n California’s ever-increasing health-conscious and ecologically aware society, diners are seeking new restaurants to make a change for themselves and for the environment. And with the threat of drought still persisting through this past weekend’s downpours, it’s worth recognizing that a diet of fruit and vegetables uses far less water than one ﬁlled with dairy and meat. So whether you’re a seasoned vegan or simply looking for a way to reduce your footprint on the planet, here are three dishes to try at three of Santa Barbara’s healthiest and eco-friendly eateries.
Pumpkin-Pecan Pancakes at Adama Vegan Comfort Cuisine: With a menu that
is entirely plant-based, Adama oﬀers a safe haven for vegans as well as a unique dining experience for anyone simply interested in delicious and healthy food. Although Adama launched in May 2011, it wasn’t until about a year ago that they made the switch to a gluten-free kitchen — and they haven’t looked back since. Owner Deeahna Arrieta said the move has helped gain even more customers, 50 percent of whom have gluten-free diets. “This kind of cooking is a daily science experiment,” she said. “I’m constantly manipulating basic ingredients to make sure a dish hits that comfort spot.” In other words, when you order a quiche at Adama, you’ll get something that actually tastes like quiche, even if it is vegan and gluten free. To start your day oﬀ in that style, try Adama’s pumpkin-pecan pancakes, a crowd favorite and their best-selling dish on the breakfast menu, which is on Saturdays and Sundays starting at 9 a.m. The contrasting textures of the crispy toasted pecans and the creamy pumpkin make for a rich and warming meal. The cinnamon-pumpkin ﬂavor is even sweet enough to forgo the maple syrup if you want to keep your breakfast light.
Walnut Kale Salad at Alchemy Arts Café: As part of the Alchemy Arts Center on the
corner of Chapala Street and West Haley Street, Alchemy Café MORE shares the center’s passion for FOOD health and wellness. The center, which opened three years SEE P. 61
ago, was the dream of founder Emma Narachi, a Reiki master and craniosacral therapist who developed her healing ideas during travels in Asia. Alchemy Café prides itself on its raw, vegetarian cuisine, a rare ﬁnd in Santa Barbara, and is also Farmers Market Certiﬁed, meaning they commit 25 percent or more of their total monthly food expenditures to the Santa Barbara Certiﬁed Farmers Market Association. Said marketing manager Stevie Mason,“We have a loyal clientele who knows our passion for clean food and wants to support us.” For lunch, try the walnut kale salad with locally grown kale, toasted walnuts, and avocado, topped with sprouted crunchy quinoa, ﬁnely shredded Parmesan, and a lemon olive-oil dressing. The salad’s freshness and vibrant, bursting colors are a stirringly light option for these winter months. Clean food often tends to connote blandness but not so at Alchemy Café. The ﬂavors of this salad are as lively as its colors.
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Barbara’s quintessential beach-town eatery, Backyard Bowls combines eco-friendly business practices with nutritional powerhouse ingredients like the açaí berry and hemp to oﬀer a healthy alternative for breakfast or lunch. College friends Pete Heth and Dan Goddard developed Backyard Bowls out of “this crazy idea that we had when living in Hawai‘i, where we fell in love with açaí.” The açaí berry, valued for its high amounts of antioxidants, protein, and essential fatty acids, is the main ingredient in most of Backyard Bowl’s dishes. Their most popular menu item is the Island Bowl, which is “beginner friendly” for diners who have never eaten an açaí bowl. With a blend of açaí, banana, mango, pineapple juice, and coconut milk and topped with hemp granola, strawberries, blueberries, coconut shavings, and honey, the dish is a tropical cornucopia of juicy, sweet fruit. Though it tastes like a dessert, guests can be assured that it is packed with healthy nutrients. Joanne Howard’s longer profiles on each of these restaurants are online at independent .com/food.
ucker Huget and Jaime Heer, proprietors of Armada, Santa Barbara’s newest wine and beer bar and mercantile, are having a chuckle. I’d asked what it’s like to work in such a male-dominated industry — apparently the gender-ambiguous nature of their names combined with today’s tendency to conduct business via email leads to a lot of surprised faces when new distributors walk through the door only to spot the two young women, both 27 years old. But theirs are familiar faces to our town’s wine-loving community. Huget (from Kingston, Washington) and Heer (from San Diego) both came to Santa Barbara for college and stuck around, each landing what they initially considered “fun, part-time” jobs at Carr Winery’s downtown tasting room. The jobs ultimately lasted years, spawning relationships with producers and consumers and sparking a deep thirst for knowledge of the industry and passion for its culture. After years of dreaming, they marked their grand opening two weeks ago, at a packed event that spilled onto the courtyard (and surely had the downward-doggers at CorePower Yoga more than a little jealous). Their palates came of age on Central Coast juice, but exploring other regions is a cornerstone of what they’re doing at Armada — hence the name. Inspired by the Spanish architecture and images of explorers and conquistadores carved into the facades of San Marcos Plaza, the oﬀ–State Street courtyard between Figueroa and Anapamu where they’re situated, their oﬀerings are infused with a spirit of exploration. And beer! With a Telegraph brewer serving as consultant, they’re also stocking an extensive list of craft brews that has aﬁcionados stoked. The space itself is casual, inviting, and beautifully designed, a chic, modern spin on a coastal theme balanced by cool, industrial touches. Oﬀ the tourist-beaten path, with plenty of cozy seating and a big open bar, it’s a score for locals, some of whom are already regulars. There’s even Wi-Fi and a TV that’ll be brought out for must-see events.
QUAFFING COUPLE: Friends Jamie Heer (left) and Tucker Huget serve artisan-minded wine and beer at their new bar inside San Marcos Plaza.
“We’re all about being comfortable, not intimidating, and not too expensive,” said Heer. As one patron put it, it’s “a breath of fresh air.” Here’s some of what to expect: Matua Sauvignon Blanc: Crisp and refreshing, this herbaceous 2013 from Marlborough, New Zealand, has notes of tropical fruit and melon; bright acidity keeps the ﬁnish nice and clean. Lafage Miraflors Rosé: This mourvèdre–grenache gris 2012 blend from Provence, France, is a smooth specimen: Light and dry, the peachy drinker is slightly spicy, with melon, berry, and ﬂoral notes. Baker & Brain Pinot Noir: This silky 2011 Central Coaster tastes like cherry cobbler baked in an outdoor oven, the fruit balanced with hints of baking spices, leather, and earth: dangerously drinkable. St. Archer Blonde Ale: The Kölsch style leaves nowhere to hide, which is just ﬁne in the case of this light ale out of San Diego. With notes of citrus and grass and a mild hoppiness, this beer is made for drinking. Orval Trappist Ale: It’s like eating an apricot on a forest ﬂoor, we determined. (Yes, we’d been drinking.) This Belgian brew is equal parts ﬂoral and funky on the nose, earthy, and appropriately bitter in the mouth, with lots of carbonation. Chimay fans will be all over it. Hercule Stout: It’s a classic stout and looks it; sipping reveals it’s relatively light bodied and not overly creamy. With notes of chocolate, coﬀee, and dark fruit, this needs to be poured over a scoop of vanilla ice cream and turned into a Beer Float. Immediately.
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ichelle Alves was born and raised in Puerto Rico, and when she steps onto the Granada stage in the role of Anita in West Side Story this week, the audience will be seeing a performer who shares not only the background of her character but also her character’s dream. “I’ve wanted to play this role since I was 5 years old,” Alves said via phone last week, “and in order to pursue it, I had to leave my family and come to America, as well, so I really identify with Anita.” For those who don’t know every word, note, and dance move of this classic musical that’s based on Romeo and Juliet, Anita is the best friend of Maria, the Juliet ﬁgure: and her boyfriend Bernardo, who is Maria’s brother, plays a variation of Shakespeare’s character Tybalt. In other words, Anita bears some of the hardest blows in West Side Story, but she’s sassy, clever, and irrepressible, as well. “Anita is
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The last time we caught up with St. Vincent’s Annie Clark, she was standing front and center at the Arlington Theatre alongside former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne, shredding in support of the pair’s saxed-up 2012 collaboration, Love This Giant. While her latest self-titled oﬀering doesn’t boast quite the herky-jerky oddity of that record, it’s immediately apparent that Clark took something away from the Byrne experience. Her tightly knit and expertly coiled riﬀs are at an all-time best here. On “Rattlesnake,” the guitars are
sarcastic but lovable,” says Alves.“She’s a powerful woman, full of love and passion, and she travels a big journey in the course of the show, all the way from very high spirits in Act One to great suﬀering in Act Two.” This is Alves’s second national tour of West Side Story; she’ll be joined onstage by 32 other cast members this TuesdayWednesday, March 18-19. West Side Story occupies a special place in the pantheon of Broadway musicals for several reasons. To start with, the original creative team included composer Leonard Bernstein, playwright Arthur Laurents, lyricist Stephen Sondheim, and choreographer Jerome Robbins. With the songs, Bernstein and Sondheim achieved something that’s more often imagined than accomplished — a blend of classical, jazz, and Broadway that’s edgy and immensely popular. Several, including Anita’s big number,“America,” have taken on lives of their own, and, whether it’s eﬀected to emulate a fuzzy synth; for “Birth in Reverse,” they provide a power-saw-like backbone to lilting lines about technology’s vise grip. But in between Clark’s now-signature jarring and spazzy twists, she makes a concerted eﬀort to keep things, well, kind of groovy. It would be a stretch to call St. Vincent Clark’s “dance record,” but it’s certainly the closest she’s come yet. Take “Huey Newton,” which starts out as a disco-esque slow-burner before making a sharp 180-degree turn around the two-and-a-half-minute mark. From there, Clark comes out, grinding guitars a-blazing, her voice at once biting and wide-eyed, spiteful and gamine. Of course, therein lies Clark’s secret weapon: She’s a peculiar mix of feminine ingénue and power-stancing rock god-
IN AMERICA: Michelle Alves as Anita leads her West Side girlfriends in a song about their journey from San Juan to New York.
“Tonight,”“I Feel Pretty,”“Something’s Coming,” or even “Gee, Oﬃcer Krupke,” no high school musical revue would be complete without at least one of them. But the real revolutionary appeal of the show lies deeper than that, at the magic level of group chemistry. Both Robbins and Laurents rose to the occasion, producing a show that’s as rich in thought-provoking drama and unforgettable dances as it is in superb songs. Put the three elements together in equal parts, and you’ve got what Alves simply described as “a masterpiece.” If you’re a Broadway hound, don’t miss this one, and if you’ve never seen a Broadway musical, West Side Story is the perfect introduction to the form. For tickets and information, call 899-2222 or visit theaterleague.com. — Charles Donelan
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It takes a big heart to love the crappy, unkempt corners of any region, from the ugly/beautiful disarray of abandoned furniture to the unpromising darkness of empty parking lots. It takes an even bigger one to love the garbage-strewn non-places of New England, which is currently home oﬃce to so much of small-town America that’s past its useful life and was never pretty to begin with. Sure, they’ve got lighthouses in Maine, boats still sail in Newport Harbor, and the trees in Vermont turn color in the fall, but have you ever been to Lynn? To put it in an idiom that any experienced New Englander ought to recognize, it blows. Yet the seemingly thankless task of capturing all this senseless doo-doo has found its master in Larry Mills, and his new show at Art Resources on East Haley Street is packed with riveting recent photos of these best-forgotten places. Here is a cemetery that’s next-door to a Hooters; there is a curdled river, its banks littered with old tires. And is it just me, or is that rusty American car sitting in the casino parking lot just begging for GETS LOST IN NEW ENGLAND somebody to drive it oﬀ the nearest cliﬀ? Moving to Massachusetts and New Hampshire for two years, where the detritus of a failed industrial economy surrounded him, Mills longed to escape the glum monotony of these grimy New England suburbs. Yet a weird fascination with how very not nice these nowhere lands still are and his keen photographer’s eye kept him looking at what was in front of him. These images are the result. Like director David O. Russell, who shot American Hustle in Worcester, Massachusetts, Mills found that certain spots in New England, circa 2013, not only make a believable substitute for 1970s New Jersey but also convey something ineﬀable and true about the way we live now. Apparently New Jersey doesn’t look bad enough anymore, but Worcester nails it. Mills nails it, too, with just the right touch of redemption shining through these unforgiving glimpses of “lost” America. I’m over here … two years of getting lost in New England is at Art Resources ( E. Haley St.) through Saturday, March 29. A closing reception will be held from 5-8 p.m. on March 29. Visit artresourcesframing.com. — CD
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ike an uncanny slot-machine triple, Michael Frayn’s Noises Oﬀ ! has appeared in three local productions in the past six months: Circle Bar B Dinner Theatre in October; Rubicon Theatre Company in February; and now The Theatre Group at Santa Barbara City College. If tendencies on the South Coast are any indication of trends at large, then the 80-year-old English playwright continues to earn more than a few pounds from this critically acclaimed frenetic farce. And there are a couple of reasons why: First, there are the laughs — which were abundantly evident at this SBCC matinee performance. Done right, this is a very funny show. Secondly, I’m guessing there may be a thespian machismo factor; directors and actors want to test their mettle against this notoriously diﬃcult show the way climbers take on Kilimanjaro. And as such, probably every one of them has despaired a week before opening night: “What have I gotten into?!” But no one at SBCC seems to be asking the question any longer, judging from the aplomb and polish of this opening weekend performance. Although Circle Bar B rustled up some inventive adaptation for playing Noises Oﬀ ! on a single level (due to its barn-theater limitations), there simply is no way to experience the full madness of this play except with a double-story set, where sight lines can be blocked vertically. Fortunately, SBCC has the resources, venue, and talent (namely scenic designer Patricia Frank) to do this one up right. The gist of Noises Oﬀ ! is a play-within-a-play, a one-act sex farce called Nothing On, which is repeated on three occasions: ﬁrst, the technical rehearsal; next, an actual performance a month later; and ﬁnally, a performance near the end of the run. The fun is that with every repetition, there is a new overlay of complexity, as the relationships between the actors heat up and devolve. The play is masterfully turned inside out in the second act, when the whole thing is watched from backstage, with ever-accelerating pantomime and slapstick among the oﬀstage actors. The whole thing holds together like gears of a watch, every quick action coordinated tightly with every other. Polly Firestone Walker is new to the SBCC stage, making her debut as Belinda, an actress with a mediating personality. Sean Jackson is excellent as the ﬂustered and jealous Garry. Raymond Wallenthin returns to the Garvin as the dim and vulnerable Freddy. Janina Mason plays the self-involved, underwearclad Brooke. Jenna Scanlon is Poppy, the emotionally fragile assistant stage manager. Ed Lee is Tim, the overworked stage manager. Jay Carlander is the short-tempered and caustic director, Lloyd. Ann Dusenberry does ﬁne work with the demanding role of Dotty and nails the British accent — a necessity for the role. And Jon Koons plays the drink-prone and hard-of-hearing Selsdon. If you like the near-misses of revolving-door farce, then Noises Oﬀ ! will double your fun by giving you both sides at once. But a word of advice: Avoid ■ sardines for lunch.
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he jazz world has changed a lot in the 60 years since the Newport Jazz Festival was founded. For one thing, this American art form has spread around the world, creating both fans and artists in unlikely places. Case in point: Israeli-born clarinetist and saxophonist Anat Cohen. She is the musical director of the Newport Jazz Festival: Now band, a world-class ensemble that also includes trumpeter Randy Brecker, guitarist Mark Whitﬁeld, and pianist Peter Martin. The group performs on Friday, March 14, at the Lobero Theatre. We recently chatted with Cohen about her approach to musicmaking in a telephone interview from her Brooklyn home.
You are the tour’s musical director. With a group of this level, what exactly does that mean? I don’t know! When you have a group of professionals who have diﬀerent opinions, you need somebody to make the ﬁnal call. It’s quite an eclectic group and very versatile. We can go in many directions. I asked everybody to bring some original music. They call the group Newport Now which means there’s a “now” part — what’s happening in jazz today. People respect the tradition of this music, and they build on it. That’s what jazz has always been. How, as an Israeli, did you get into jazz? My initial training was on the keyboard — mainly the great American songbook. In junior high, during the day I was a classical clarinetist, but after school I played New Orleans jazz and big-band music. When I got into the high school for the arts, they had just started a jazz major, so I decided to go for it and focused on the saxophone. After [a stint in] the military, I went to the Berklee College of Music [in Boston]. I’ve been here almost 20 years now. I gather Berklee was a seminal experience for you. It was incredible. There were so many people just like me — people who had come from all over the world because they love jazz. I met people from Venezuela, Brazil, Argentina — people who loved jazz, but also the rhythms of their own country, and were creating combinations. This gave me a whole new understanding. Did you similarly reach back into your own roots as part of your jazz studies? For me, going back to play the clarinet felt like going back home. Some melodies come to me much more naturally on the clarinet. I focused on the saxophone ever since high school. It wasn’t until my album Poetica, which I recorded in 2006, that I went back to the clarinet. It felt like it was waiting for me! I always
NOW HEAR THIS: The Newport Jazz Festival’s Now 60 band is (from left) Karrin Allyson, Clarence Penn, Larry Grenadier, Anat Cohen, Mark Whitfield, Randy Brecker, and Peter Martin. felt I couldn’t ﬁnd a place for me to play clarinet [in a jazz ensemble]. People would make a face when I said I wanted to play it. I got my conﬁdence back on the clarinet playing Brazilian choros and then started to incorporate it with other kinds of music. It wasn’t my plan; it just happened. It’s kind of cool that you rediscovered your own roots by playing music from a different culture. Will you be playing both instruments on this tour? Yes. They are both expressive, but I feel more like myself when I play the clarinet. When I play the tenor saxophone — the history of that instrument in jazz is so long, strong, and heavy.
It weighs on you? Yeah. Speaking of emotional burdens, is it still awkward being a woman in jazz? Or is it no longer that much of an issue? I assume you’re the only woman on the bandstand much of the time. I am. It’s really nice that [vocalist] Karrin Allyson will be on this tour. It’ll be great having her to hang out with in the dressing room! There are times you get an attitude from random individuals in the business. Some people are just narrow-minded. They live in fear. They make remarks here and there. But in general, there is more and more tolerance. It’s getting to be more of a norm to have women playing. I’m working hard in that department, too! And now that I travel as a bandleader, people are less likely to make [sexist] remarks. I’m the headliner, so they are more likely to behave. So how do you react to such remarks? Do you let them slide? I turn around, take a deep breath, and let it pass. I prefer to solve conﬂict with kindness. That’s my ﬁrst approach. If that doesn’t work, there’s always the alternative. I’m from Israel. I can tell a person what I think if I have to! Anat Cohen takes the stage with the Newport Jazz Festival: Now 60 band on Friday, March 14, at 8 p.m. at the Lobero Theatre (33 E. Canon Perdido St.). For tickets and info, call 963-0761 or visit lobero.com.
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News from the Jazz Spring, Continuing night at the Lobero, the stars aligned and poetic justice prevailed, as reedman Charles Lloyd and drummer allies Zakir Hussain and Eric Harland mounted a long-awaited return of Sangam to the jazz-ambience-blessed room where it was born a decade earlier. Montecitan Lloyd has played this room countless times, in assorted contexts, but something special transpired in 2004 when he put this FULL CIRCLE: Charles Lloyd special, open-ended trio together returned to the Lobero stage on in tender tribute to Lloyd’s late Saturday night as one-third of the drummer compadre Billy Higgins. open-ended jazz trio Sangam. Higgins, who died in 2001, spent the last few years of his life in close artistic accord with Lloyd and played with the saxist in the Lobero a few times, including marching up and down the aisles, in infectious, interactive New Orleans-ian style. Sangam’s 2004 Lobero night went “viral” and global when a recording of the show, captured by Santa Barbara Sound Design’s Dom Camardella, was released on ECM, setting the template for a presumed one-oﬀ project that has been an international crowd-pleaser now for 10 years. In the broader sense, the relatively short but also musically expansive Sangam evening was an aﬃrming high sign amid an unusually dense and inspiring Jazz at the Lobero series, the third inspired jazz show in as many weeks — following the remarkable Spring Quartet and Pat Metheny’s Unity Group. To boot, there are a few more strong jazz nights to come, including Friday’s Newport Now road show (see page 49), Tierney Sutton’s Joni Mitchell tribute on March 22, premier jazz violinist Regina Carter on April 22, Branford Marsalis on May 7, and Bill Frisell’s unique John Lennon tribute on May 16. The Lobero has more than stepped up to the plate in this, its post-restoration hiatus, to make up for lost time and ﬁll the formerly sagging jazz dance card in town. For my money, despite the many values and virtues of Lloyd and Metheny’s concerts, the most exciting evening came ﬁrst, with the ear- and mind-opening Spring Quartet. To hear a virtually brand-new band featuring some of jazz’s most prized voices — visionary drummer Jack DeJohnette, tenor sax master Joe Lovano, young multitalented wizard bassist/vocalist Esperanza Spalding, and newcomer worthy of further listening, pianist Leo Genovese — performing originals (and — original — originals) and allowing plenty of space for freely spontaneous invention, in the moment in this hallowed house, epitomized what makes jazz America’s great music. Newport Jazz Festival: Now 60, with a truly slouch-less membership of potent clarinetist Anat Cohen, trumpeter Randy Brecker, vocalist Karrin Allyson, pianist Peter Martin, bassist Larry Grenadier, and drummer Clarence Penn, represents a diﬀerent kind of all-star confabbing, the subculture of road shows put together under the aegis of an important jazz festival. Santa Barbara has beneﬁted from such groups connected with the Monterey Jazz Festival, and, via the San Francisco Jazz Festival, the SFJAZZ Collective. The venerable East Coast fest, which began and is again based in Newport, was founded by George Wein, who has steered prior Newport groups through Santa Barbara — including those featuring Cedar Walton and Lovano in the past dozen years. My vote for one 2014 Local Hero, jazz division: José Lobero.
THE KIDS WILL BE ALRIGHT: Certainly a high point of 2013’s otherwise lean jazz season in Santa Barbara came in the form of Wynton Marsalis and his mighty, and nattily dressed, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, in concert at the Granada Theatre last March. Given his many visits to Santa Barbara over the years, Marsalis seems to like our paradisiacal town, and tab-paying patrons and audiences return the love. But when the great big band swings (sorry) through town next week, the public access will be quite limited — to a small gathering in a special UCSB Arts & Lectures fundraiser in a Montecito estate on Tuesday and a special Wednesday-morning show at the Arlington, for kids only — 2,000 of ’em. With shows like this, and the continued focus of the Lobero, the future of jazz is looking brighter by the second. (Fringe Beat has gone cyber, facebooked and twittered (@FringeBeat), and myspaced and ?. ■ Please join, if inclined.)
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ENDGAME: From hip-hop inspiration to doomsday imagery, Little Wings’ latest album is the most epic to date. Kyle Field brings the project to SOhO on March 19.
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THE END IS NEAR: If you’re at all familiar with Little Wings’ music, you
already get the appeal. To know Kyle Field is to love him and his quirky, sparse, and often proliﬁc approach to songwriting. A longtime staple of the California folk scene, Field’s Little Wings project has caught the ear of plenty of biggernamed notables; Feist, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, and Devendra Banhart have all sung his praises. But speaking to Field in anticipation of his upcoming headlining gig at SOhO, his dreams of non-grandeur are at the forefront of his mind. “I like the quality and the mentality that’s there before a band gains worldwide super-status, like R.E.M. pre-1988,” he said. “In a sense, I’m constantly trying to preserve that phase for the life of my band, this idea that we’re not trying to grow any bigger than we are.” An avid painter, surfer, and newly minted actor (he recently starred in a short ﬁlm that comes out later this year), Field is the quintessential creative spirit; his music is a beautifully restrained exercise in the singer/ songwriter format. If we’re talking comparables, Little Wings aligns itself with the work of contemporaries like Bill Callahan and Damien Jurado; it’s nuanced, detailed, and lush, but the songs are built with plenty of room to breathe. While he works primarily in the short-album format, Field’s latest as Little Wings, LAST, is anything but succinct. A 16-track double album on which Field plays every instrument, LAST is contemplative, grandiose, and at least a little bit conceptual in its making. “I started thinking about what the last record would be like,” he explained. “As far as the tone, it felt like I was sharing maybe more than I had in the past, like if it was your last chance to show and tell, there would be this color and that color that you hadn’t shared before.” In 2012, at the height of the Mayan calendar clamor, Field started writing with the idea of the apocalypse in mind. And listening to LAST, this album feels a bit darker, a bit more haunting, and a bit showier than past Little Wings records, which Field chalks up at least in part to the music he was consuming at the time. “I was listening to a lot of rap, and I think there’s something about that music that can soundtrack your conﬁdence,” he said. As such, the record brims with plenty of big, dramatic moments and doomsday imagery. “I started thinking about what humanity needed to see, like the sun setting on the horizon,” Field recalled.“There’s this sad element to the whole thing, but it was also my version of an intense situation. This was the last record, so no holds barred. We’re all going to perish because the earth is ending, so it’s time to contemplate those realities. How deep is the sea? How wide is the ocean?” So now, with the end of the world behind us, we’re left to wonder: Is this the end of Little Wings? While Field won’t say one way or the other, my intuition tells me Wednesday’s show won’t be the last we see of him. “[The record] is a little bit like those historical reenactments,” he laughed. “It gave me more options, maybe to reinvent or change my name, or just to touch on the end of something.” Well, then, here’s to new beginnings. Little Wings plays SOhO Restaurant & Music Club ( State St.) on Wednesday, March 19, at 8 p.m. with Toy Shop Ghost, little big here, and Spar■ row’s Gate. For info, call 962-7776 or visit sohosb.com.
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MAR. 13â€“20 LIVE MUSIC CLASSICAL Granada Theatre â€“ ď›œď˜şď›œď˜ź State St., ď™€ď™ ď™ -ď˜şď˜şď˜şď˜ş. THU: Yo-Yo Ma & Kathryn Stott (ď˜żpm) FRI: Santa Barbara Symphony Presents: Classical Knockouts (ď™€pm) SUN: Santa Barbara Symphony Presents: Classical Knockouts (ď˜ťpm) Hahn Hall â€“ Music Academy of the West, ď›œď˜šď˜żď˜š Fairway Rd., ď™ ď˜žď™ -ď˜źď˜żď˜şď˜ž. TUE: S.B. Chamber Orchestraâ€™s ď˜źth Concert (ď˜ż:ď˜ťď˜špm) St. Markâ€™s-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church â€“ ď˜şď™ ď˜šď›œ Nojoqui Ave., Los Olivos, ď˜žď™€ď™€-ď˜źď˜źď˜˝ď˜ź. FRI: The PaciďŹ c Trio (ď˜ż:ď˜ťď˜špm)
POP, ROCK & JAZZ Adama â€“ ď˜źď˜şď™€ Chapala St., ď˜˝ď˜žď˜š-ď›œď˜ťď˜źď™€. THU: Greg Harrison (ď˜żpm) Brewhouse â€“ ď˜şď˜şď™ W. Montecito St., ď™€ď™€ď˜ź-ď˜źď˜žď˜žď˜ź. THU, WED-SAT: Live Music (ď™ pm) Carr Winery â€“ ď˜źď›œď˜ź N. Salsipuedes St., ď™ ď˜žď˜˝-ď˜żď™ ď™€ď˜˝. FRI: The Mac Talley Trip (ď˜žpm) Chumash Casino Resort â€“ ď˜ťď˜źď˜šď˜š E. Hwy. ď˜şď˜źď˜ž, Santa Ynez, ď˜žď™€ď˜ž-ď˜šď™€ď˜˝ď˜˝. THU ď˜ť/ď›œď˜ť: CANCELLED: Don Rickles (ď™€pm) THU ď˜ť/ď˜şď˜š: Kenny Rogers (ď™€pm) Cold Spring Tavern â€“ ď˜˝ď™ ď™ ď˜˝ Stagecoach Rd., ď™ ď˜žď˜ż-ď˜šď˜šď˜žď˜ž. FRI: The Nombres (ď˜ż-ď›œď˜špm) SAT: Steve Fort (ď˜ş-ď˜˝pm); Holdfast RiďŹ‚e Company (ď˜ž-ď™ pm) SUN: Tom Ball and Kenny Sultan (ď›œ:ď›œď˜˝-ď˜źpm); Lowdown Dudes (ď˜ź:ď˜ťď˜š-ď˜ż:ď˜ťď˜špm) The Creekside â€“ ď˜źď˜źď˜źď˜ź Hollister Ave., ď™ ď˜žď˜ź-ď˜˝ď›œď›œď™€. MON: Karaoke with Dyno (ď˜żpm) WED: Country Night (ď˜żpm) Darganâ€™s â€“ ď›œď™€ E. Ortega St., ď˜˝ď˜žď™€-ď˜šď˜żď˜šď˜ş. THU: Dannsair (ď˜ž:ď˜ťď˜špm) SAT: Traditional Irish Music (ď˜ž:ď˜ťď˜špm) TUE: Karaoke (ď™ pm) Endless Summer Bar/CafĂŠ â€“ ď›œď›œď˜ť Harbor Wy., ď˜˝ď˜žď˜ź-ď›œď˜şď˜šď˜š. FRI: Acoustic guitar and vocals (ď˜ž:ď˜ťď˜špm) EOS Lounge â€“ ď˜˝ď˜šď˜š Anacapa St., ď˜˝ď˜žď˜ź-ď˜şď˜źď›œď˜š. THU: Huge Thursday with Mackie and Bix King FRI: Live Music (ď™€-ď›œď˜špm); DNA Presents SAT: DJ Calvin and Kohjay WED: Salsa Night Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. â€“ ď›œď˜ťď˜ż Anacapa St., ď˜žď™ ď˜ź-ď˜şď˜şď˜˝ď˜˝. FRI: Julian Temple Band (ď˜˝pm) SAT: The Caverns (ď˜˝-ď™€pm) HoďŹ€mann Brat Haus â€“ ď™€ď˜šď›œ State St., ď™ ď˜žď˜ş-ď˜ťď›œď˜ťď›œ. THU: Live Music Thursdays (ď˜żpm) Indochine â€“ ď˜źď˜ťď˜ź State St., ď™ ď˜žď˜˝-ď˜ťď™€ď˜šď˜š. TUE: Indie Night (ď™ pm) WED: Karaoke (ď™€:ď˜ťď˜špm) The James Joyce â€“ ď˜˝ď›œď˜ť State St., ď™ ď˜žď˜ş-ď˜şď˜žď™€ď™€. THU: Alastair Greene Band (ď›œď˜špm) FRI: Kinsella Brothers Band (ď›œď˜špm) SAT: Ulysses Jasz Band (ď˜ż:ď˜ťď˜š-ď›œď˜š:ď˜ťď˜špm) SUN, MON: Karaoke (ď™ pm) TUE: Ben Markham and Brian Cole WED: Open Mike Night Lobero Theatre â€“ ď˜ťď˜ť E. Canon Perdido St., ď™ ď˜žď˜ť-ď˜šď˜żď˜žď›œ. THU: Brett Dennen (ď˜ż:ď˜ťď˜špm) FRI: Yo-Yo Ma Master Class (ď›œď˜šam) Marquee â€“ ď›œď˜şď›œď˜ş State St., ď˜şď˜šď™€-ď™ ď˜žď˜ťď˜ž. THU: Live Jazz Night (ď™€pm) Moby Dick Restaurant â€“ ď˜şď˜şď˜š Stearns Wharf, ď™ ď˜žď˜˝-ď˜šď˜˝ď˜źď™ . WED-SAT: Derroy (ď˜žpm) SUN: Derroy (ď›œď˜šam) Montyâ€™s â€“ ď˜˝ď›œď›œď˜ź Hollister Ave., Goleta, ď˜žď™€ď˜ť-ď›œď˜šď˜šď˜ť. THU: Karaoke Night (ď˜żpm) Oâ€™Malleys and the Study Hall â€“ ď˜˝ď˜şď˜ť State St., ď˜˝ď˜žď˜ź-ď™€ď™ ď˜šď˜ź. THU: College Night with DJ Gavin Old Town Tavern â€“ ď˜şď˜žď›œ Orange Ave., Goleta, ď™ ď˜žď˜ż-ď˜şď˜źď˜šď˜ť. FRI, SAT, WED: Karaoke Night (ď˜ż:ď˜ťď˜špm) Palapa Restaurant â€“ ď˜źď›œď˜şď˜ť State St., ď˜žď™€ď˜ť-ď˜ťď˜šď˜żď˜ź. FRI: Live Mariachi Music (ď˜ž:ď˜ťď˜špm) Reds Tapas & Wine Bar â€“ ď˜şď›œď›œ Helena Ave., ď™ ď˜žď˜ž-ď˜˝ď™ ď˜šď˜ž. THU: Live Music (ď™€pm)
Roundinâ€™ Third â€“ ď˜żď˜ťď™ ď™€ Calle Real, ď™€ď˜źď˜˝-ď™€ď˜ťď™€ď˜ť. THU, TUE: Locals Night (ď˜żpm) S.B. Maritime Museum â€“ ď›œď›œď˜ť Harbor Wy., #ď›œď™ ď˜š, ď™ ď˜žď˜ş-ď™€ď˜źď˜šď˜ź. SAT: Ukulele music and singing (ď›œ-ď˜ť:ď˜ťď˜špm) Seven Bar & Kitchen â€“ ď˜şď˜şď˜ź Helena Ave., ď˜žď˜ťď˜ž-ď˜šď™ ď›œď˜ť. SAT: DeerLegBand (ď™ :ď˜ťď˜š-ď›œď›œ:ď˜źď˜˝pm) SOhO Restaurant & Music Club â€“ ď›œď˜şď˜şď›œ State St., ď™ ď˜žď˜ş-ď˜żď˜żď˜żď˜ž. THU: John Batdorf (ď˜ž-ď˜ż:ď˜ťď˜špm); The Riverside Band, Clayton Joseph Band, HÄ“lo (ď™€:ď˜ťď˜špm) FRI: The Blues and Greys and The Reignsmen Present: Saint Patrickâ€™s Pot Of Gold Party (ď™€pm) MON: Spencer & the Worried Lads: St. Pattyâ€™s Day Bash! (ď˜˝pm) TUE: Ben & Ash, Tall Men Group, The Agreeables (ď˜ż:ď˜ťď˜špm) WED: Little Wings, Toy Shop Ghost, little big here, Sparrowâ€™s Gate (ď˜ż:ď˜ťď˜špm) Statemynt â€“ ď˜˝ď›œď™ State St., ď˜žď™€ď™ -ď˜žď™ ď˜žď™€. THU: DJ Akorn WED: Blues Night (ď›œď˜špm) Tiburon Tavern â€“ ď˜ťď›œď›œď˜ž State St., ď˜žď™€ď˜ş-ď™€ď›œď˜šď˜š. FRI: Karaoke Night (ď˜ż:ď˜ťď˜špm) Velvet Jones â€“ ď˜źď˜şď˜ť State St., ď™ ď˜žď˜˝-ď™€ď˜žď˜żď˜ž. THU: Sound Remedy (ď™€pm) FRI: Daymarez & Cult Cypher present: Jak Progresso from Supercoven (ď™€pm) SAT: Friction (ď™ pm) THU: Antweezy ď›œď™ ď˜šď˜ş & NOK Ent. Presents: BAEZA (ď˜żpm) Whiskey Richardâ€™s â€“ ď˜źď˜ťď˜˝ State St., ď™ ď˜žď˜ť-ď›œď˜żď™€ď˜ž. FRI: The DTEASE, The Shakers (ď™ pm) MON: Open Mike Night (ď™€pm) WED: Punk on Vinyl (ď›œď˜špm) Wildcat â€“ ď›œď˜˝ W. Ortega St., ď™ ď˜žď˜ş-ď˜żď™ ď˜żď˜š. THU: DJs Hollywood and Patrick B SUN: Red Room with DJ Gavin Roy (ď›œď˜špm) TUE: Local Band Night (ď›œď˜špm) Zodoâ€™s â€“ ď˜˝ď™ ď˜şď˜˝ Calle Real, Goleta, ď™ ď˜žď˜ż-ď˜šď›œď˜şď™€. THU: KjEE Thursday Night Strikes (ď™ :ď˜ťď˜š-ď›œď›œ:ď˜ťď˜špm) MON: Service Industry Night (ď™ pm)
Theater Center Stage Theater â€“ ď˜żď˜˝ď›œ Paseo Nuevo, ď™ ď˜žď˜ť-ď˜šď˜źď˜šď™€. SUN: Speaking of Stories Presents: Audience Favorites (ď˜şpm) MON: Speaking of Stories Presents: Audience Favorites (ď˜ż:ď˜ťď˜špm) THU: Travel the World (ď™€pm) Garvin Theatre â€“ The Theatre Group at SBCC presents: Noises Off! ď™€ď˜šď›œ CliďŹ€ Dr., SBCC West Campus, ď™ ď˜žď˜˝-ď˜˝ď™ ď˜ťď˜˝. THU, FRI, SAT: ď˜ż:ď˜ťď˜špm SUN: ď˜şpm Granada Theatre â€“ West Side Story. ď›œď˜şď›œď˜ź State St., ď™€ď™ ď™ -ď˜şď˜şď˜şď˜ş. TUE, WED: ď™€pm Marjorie Luke Theatre â€“ Santa Barbara Jr. High School Theater Presents: The Beatles Slept Here. ď˜żď˜şď›œ E. Cota St., ď™€ď™€ď˜ź-ď˜źď˜šď™€ď˜ż. FRI, SAT: ď˜żpm Matilija Auditorium â€“ West Side Story. ď˜żď˜šď˜ť El Paseo, Ojai, ď˜žď˜źď˜š-ď˜źď˜ťď˜źď˜ť xď›œď™€ď™ ď™€. THU, FRI, SAT: ď˜żpm SUN: ď˜şpm Plaza Playhouse Theater â€“ Laundry & Bourbon and Lone Star. ď˜źď™ ď›œď˜ž Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria, ď˜žď™€ď˜ź-ď˜žď˜ťď™€ď˜š. FRI: ď˜żpm Rubicon Theatre â€“ A Moon for the Misbegotten. ď›œď˜šď˜šď˜ž E. Main St., Ventura, ď˜žď˜žď˜ż-ď˜şď™ ď˜šď˜š. WED: ď˜żpm THU, FRI: ď™€pm SAT: ď˜żpm SUN: ď˜şpm WED: ď˜şpm, ď˜żpm THU: ď™€pm
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or the past several weeks, I have uttered the phrase “The Great Beauty” countless times, usually in answer to the still-pressing question, “So what was your favorite ﬁlm at the ﬁlm festival this year?” Italian director Paolo (Il Divo) Sorrentino, who was in town with his stunningly ﬁne ﬁlm during the Santa Barbara International FINDING FULFILLMENT: Italian Director Paulo Film Festival, recently went on to nab the best Sorrentino writes and directs the Oscar-winning film Foreign Film Oscar, a category often opting for The Great Beauty, where Jep Gambardella (Toni feel-good and/or sentimental fare. Servillo) looks past the parties and discovers the So, what is it about this thing that so beguiles? beauty in the world. Its central tale of a cynical journalist in Rome, who upon turning 65 struggles with soul-searching questions about the shallow hedonistic veneer of his exis- nothing.” A wise, mostly mute 104-year-old nun, who tence, doesn’t smack of gripping cinema, at least on paper. shows up late in the ﬁlm and occupies a space between And yet, from the ﬁrst captivating yet cool scenes at a wild religious skepticism and sagacious wisdom, mutters somerooftop party and a convent, we are hooked and have more thing akin to a motto for living: “Roots are important.” than a hint of a clue that this ﬁlm is an unabashed homage Contradictions and smug resolution-avoiding ideas to the twin peaks of Fellini’s ﬁlmography, La Dolce Vita abound here. Classical ruins nuzzle against contemporary and his masterpiece, 8½, both with Marcello Mastroianni architecture and attitudes, while religious airs and icons, as its handsome and internally troubled protagonist and tabloid gawking, intellectual imperialism, cheap sex, Rome herself as a prominent backdrop and character. bizarre artistic detours, and ﬂowing imbibing circulate Also like Fellini’s ﬁlms, The Great Beauty deftly mixes up freely in a story both broad and intimate in its reach. It is a its underlying themes of existential and spiritual malaise true feast for the senses but also a puzzle for the mind and with ravishing sensory bedazzlement, particularly via the a bittersweet pill for the soul. virtuoso visualizations of cinematographer Luca Bigazzi, There is, in fact, a great beauty, along with a Dionysian abandon and literary gleam, to this ﬁlm, one of those another towering “star” of SBIFF. “Look at these people,” smirks our hero (magnetically rarities that — for the believers among us — help to restore ■ played by Toni Servillo), “this wildlife. It’s my life, and it’s faith in the wow power of great cinema.
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Mr. Peabody & Sherman. Ty Burrell, Max Charles and Stephen Colbert star in an animated film written by Craig Wright, based on the series by Jay Ward, and directed by Rob Minkoff. Reviewed by D.J. Palladino
ans of Peabody’s Improbable History, the corny time-traveling segment from BoomBOOM-TASTIC: Cartoon Network’s Boomerang stars era favorite The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, return to the big screen with their time-bending won’t be entirely disappointed with this filmic WABAC machine in the 3-D-animated tale Mr. adaptation. It begins well, even despite new voices Peabody & Sherman. — like Ty Burrell playing the only canine ever made Valedogtorian of Harvard. The ﬁlm’s opening sequence echoes the format and poetry of the original us old kids who grew up on a steady diet of such highbrow, with an impromptu visit to the French Revolution in the low-thrill artistry would be dragging our grandchildren WABAC Machine. Peabody and his adopted boy, Sher- and our walkers oﬀ to see the remake. Judging by the box man (a lot more clueless now than on TV), drop in on oﬃce ﬁgures, many did anyways. the Royal Court where, it turns out, much of the peasant But this being a big studio picture with franchising problems result from Marie Antoinette’s crazy cake obses- potential, the ﬁlmmakers decided to abandon the artistry sion. Straightening out the upheaval and evading the guil- and go all meta-time-travel-cliché on it; there’s an overlotine, Peabody reminds Sherman of a little-known law elaborate origin story and weirdly hilarious postmodern that Marie tried to pass that might have nipped the whole gags, including a creepy mechanical boy, pop-culture refReign of Terror in the bud. Unfortunately, he points out erences, and an endgame resembling Bill & Ted’s Excellent to his dutiful boy,“You can’t have your cake and edict too.” Adventure. It’s too well plotted and not half as well written This is heaven: Pure Jay Ward lumpen-historicity (even as what the Bullwinkle gang might’ve mustered half a centhough Hazel cartoonist Ted Key actually created Mr. P tury ago. Of course, we all know the problems began with and Shermie) that combines deep surrealism with a love script arguments when the original Peabody was asked of cheap and easy gags reinforced by complex punnery. to accept a new character: a salamander named Richard. It’s Soupy Sales meets James Joyce. If the rest of the movie Which just goes to show, you can’t teach an old dog newt ■ had been anywhere near as good as this bit, thousands of tricks.
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The following films are playing in Santa Barbara FRIDAY, MARCH 14, THROUGH THURSDAY, MARCH 20. Descriptions followed by initials — DJP (D.J. Palladino), JW (Josef Woodard) — have been taken from our critics’ reviews, which can be read in full at independent.com. The symbol ✯ indicates the film is recommended.
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✯ 300: Rise of an Empire
(102 mins.; R: strong sustained sequences of stylized bloody violence throughout, a sex scene, nudity, some langauge)
Students and fans of history and mythology may ﬁnd some morsels of interest to chew on in : Rise of an Empire, which rides entertainingly roughshod over the story of a ﬁctionalized battle, mostly in the Aegean Sea, between the Persians and Greeks. But let’s be honest: This sort-of sequel to 2006’s — a k a the Spartan underdog’s triumph tale — is primarily aimed at the heart of the young-ish male demographic, where fans of artful blades ’n’ blood choreography, computer gaming excess, and occasional female wiles meet. All of those elements do meet here, with the similar stylized eﬀect of animation mixed with live, ﬂeshy buckets o’ bloody visuals. At times the violence is simultaneously vivid and surreal, with slow-mo blood-letting and battles alternating with accelerated action; it’s both in your face and ﬁlm fake. Interestingly, director Noam Murro’s new ﬁlm, with cowriter Zack Snyder’s screenplay based on Frank Miller’s forthcoming graphic novel, features two powerful, kick-ass women characters, and a fairly literate scripting, amid all the warsome mayhem. But the real centerpieces of this war saga are Artemisia (Eva Green) and her handsome, bearded nemesis, who lock horns in a disarming sexual encounter that foreshadows a later sword ﬁght with none-too-subtle carnal overtones, right down to the last invasive gesture. You get the sense that the ﬁlmmakers take their work and their characters seriously, while also calculating just how much sex, violence, and pop culture they can get away with. That balancing act continues to the very end, when tides of ancient history segue into end credits featuring the burly howl of Ozzy Osbourne singing “War Pigs” with his jolly thunkrock combo Black Sabbath. (JW) Arlington (2-D)/Camino Real (2-D and 3-D)/Metro 4 (2-D and 3-D)
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✯ The Great Beauty Reviewed on page 55.
(142 mins.; NR) Riviera
Mr. Peabody & Sherman (92 mins.; PG: some mild action, brief rude humor)
Reviewed on page 55. Fairview (2-D)/Fiesta 5 (2-D and 3-D)
PREMIERES Divergent (143 mins.; PG-13: intense violence and action, thematic elements, some sensuality)
In a world where people are divided based on virtues, a young girl (Shailene Woodley) discovers she’s a Divergent and won’t ﬁt in. Together with a mysterious friend, she sets out to discover what makes Divergents dangerous and unwanted. Camino Real (Opens Thu., Mar. 20)
Muppets Most Wanted (112 mins.; PG: some mild action)
In the midst of a world tour, the Muppets get wrapped up in a European jewel-heist caper plotted by an evil Kermit the Frog look-alike and his sidekick. Tina Fey and Ricky Gervais star. Fairview/Fiesta 5 (Opens Thu., Mar. 20)
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 and 3-D)
The Past (130 mins.; PG-13: mature thematic material, brief strong language)
An Iranian man leaves his wife and children to return to his home country. While he is gone, his wife begins a new relationship and makes a plea for a divorce. Plaza de Oro
The Single Moms Club (111 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
SCREENINGS The Alchemistress (8 mins.; NR) Filmmaker Andrew Schoneberger proﬁles ﬁne-art photographer Lindsey Ross, who works primarily in tintype portraiture out of her Santa Barbara studio. Sun., Mar. 16, 7pm, Sama Sama Kitchen, 1208 State St.
Bigfoot Country: The Adventures of Woody and His Blue Ox (8 mins.; NR) Filmmakers Erin Feinblatt and Jeremy Koreski follow Santa Barbaran Trevor Gordon as he travels north in search of surf and adventure in Cascadia’s Bigfoot Country. Sun., Mar. 16, 7pm, Sama Sama Kitchen, 1208 State St.
The Missing Picture (92 mins.; NR) Filmmaker Rithy Panh attempts to recreate the atrocities of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge using a combination of clay ﬁgures, archival footage, and narration. Wed., Mar. 19, 7:30pm, Plaza de Oro
✯ Nebraska(115 mins.; R: some language)
An elderly, hard-drinking dad travels from Montana to Nebraska to reconnect with his estranged son and claim a milliondollar sweepstakes prize. Director and Nebraska boy Alexander Payne (Sideways, About Schmidt) comes home and delivers another peculiar but ultimately touching doozy of a ﬁlm. (JW)
Fri., Mar. 14, 7 and 10pm, Isla Vista Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte; Sun., Mar. 16, 4:30pm, Ojai Playhouse, 145 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai
Redemption of the Heart (120 mins.; NR)
Alex falls away from the Christian faith, lands in a destructive relationship, and becomes a con man to make ends meet. All hope seems lost until a wise and loving Christian man named Jacob gives Alex a way to reconnect with God. Sat., Mar. 15, 7pm, Arlington
NOW SHOWING ✯ 12 Years a Slave (134 mins.; R: violence/
(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
(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
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An air marshal (Liam Neeson) is called upon during a transatlantic ﬂight when he receives a series of text messages demanding that the airline transfer money into an oﬀshore account. In the end, it’s all a bit pulpy, but Spanish director Jaume Collet-Serra shrewdly takes advantage of the claustrophobic quarters, creating an eﬀective pressure-cooker situation. (JW) Camino Real/Metro 4
✯ Philomena (98 mins.; PG-13: some strong language, thematic elements, sexual references) A journalist picks up a story about an older woman searching for her son, who was taken from her decades ago after she was forced into a convent. Steve Coogan abandons his smart hipster shtick to play reporter Martin Sixsmith, and the results are surprisingly moving. Plaza de Oro Son of God (138 mins.; PG-13: intense and bloody depiction of the Crucifixion, some sequences of violence)
Diogo Morgado takes on the role of Jesus in this epic tale of the great leader’s birth, cruciﬁxion, and resurrection. The movie’s two-plus-hour expanse can seem like a rather breezy and dizzying tableau of New Testament highlights rather than a cohesive “biopic,” but it is blessed with moving passages. (JW) Fairview/Fiesta 5
✯ The Wind Rises
(126 mins.; PG-13: some disturbing images, smoking)
Anime visionary Hayao Miyazaki writes and directs his ﬁnal ﬁlm, a look at the life of Jirô Horikoshi, the inventor of the Japanese ﬁghter plane during World War II. What Miyazaki does better than any animator alive is to map enchantment, which has always been his major theme. There are no monsters and ghosts here, but there are Nazis and secret police. (DJP) Paseo Nuevo
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) Paseo Nuevo
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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
on safe (if frigid) terrain, but the plot keeps you guessing. (DJP)
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ARIES (Mar. 21 - Apr. 19): “There was another life that I might have had, but I am having this one.” So says a character in Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel The Unconsoled. At this juncture in your life story, Aries, it might be healing for you to make a similar declaration. Now is an excellent moment to say a ﬁnal goodbye to plot twists that you wished would have happened but never did. To do so will free up stuck energy that will then become available for future projects. You may even awaken to exciting possibilities you haven’t imagined yet.
astronauts ﬁrst walked on the lunar surface, travelers in airports and train stations had to carry and drag wheelless containers full of their belongings. I suspect that a comparable out-of-sequence thing may be going on in your own life, Cancerian. In some ways you are totally up-to-date, and in other ways you are lagging behind. Now would be a good time to identify any discrepancies and start correcting them. Metaphorically speaking, I’d love you to have rolling luggage by the next time you take a journey.
(Apr. 20 - May 20): In May 2011, two Nepali men reached the top of Mt. Everest after a six-week climb. Lakpa Tsheri Sherpa and Sano Babu Sunuwar had prepared an unprecedented way to get back down oﬀ the mountain. Strapping themselves to a single parachute, they leaped oﬀ and paraglided for 45 minutes, landing near a Sherpa village thousands of feet below the summit. I suggest you look around for a metaphorical version of a shortcut like that, Taurus. Don’t do the next part of the journey the same way you did the previous phase. Take a more direct route. Enjoy an alternate adventure. Give yourself a fresh challenge.
(July 23 - Aug. 22): Have you ever heard of the Sasquatch, also known as bigfoot? You know, one of those big, hairy, humanoid beasts that walks upright and lives in dense forests? Scientists assure us that there is no such thing. But then they used to say the same thing about the platypus. It was a myth, they declared — a ﬁgment of explorers’ vivid imaginations. A duck-billed, egg-laying mammal simply could not exist. When the respected British zoologist George Shaw claimed there was indeed such a creature, he was mocked by his contemporaries. Eventually, though, the truth emerged and Shaw was vindicated. I suspect that you Leos will soon experience an event akin to the discovery and conﬁrmation that the platypus is real.
GEMINI (May 21 - June 20): Seeking wisdom and chasing after pleasure are polar opposites, right? You must devote yourself to either one or the other, correct? You can be an enlightened servant of the greater good or else an exuberant hedonist in quest of joy, but not both. True? No. No. No. False. Wrong. Here’s the bigger truth: Now and then, grace periods come along when you can become smarter and kinder by exploring the mysteries of feeling really good. Can you guess when the next of these grace periods will arrive for you, Gemini? Here’s the answer: It’s here now!
VIRGO (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22): Kyoka is a Japanese word that means a ﬂower reﬂected in a mirror. I suggest you use it as a metaphor to help you understand what’s happening in your life right now. Here are some clues to jumpstart your ruminations. Are you more focused on the image of what you love than on what you love? If so, is there anything wrong with that, or is it perfectly ﬁne? Are you more interested in ephemeral beauty that you can admire from afar than in tangible beauty you can actually touch? If so, is there anything wrong with that, or is it perfectly ﬁne? Should you turn away from a dreamy surrogate and turn toward the real thing? If so, why?
CANCER (June 21 - July 22): Humans walked on the moon before anyone ever had the simple idea to put wheels on suitcases. Unbelievable, right? Until 1972, three years after
(Sept. 23 - Oct. 22): A British researcher poured 300 million facts into a computer program designed to determine the most boring day in history. The winner was April 11, 1954. It was selected because almost nothing important happened except an election in Belgium. I’m wondering if you Libras might reach that level of blah sometime soon. The astrological omens suggest it’s a possibility. And frankly, I hope that’s exactly what happens. You need a break from high adventure and agitated activity. You would beneﬁt from indulging in some downtime that allowed you to luxuriate in silence and stasis. The time has come to recharge your psychic batteries.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21): You won’t be the recipient of good luck in the coming days. Nor will you experience bad luck or dumb luck or weird luck. No, Scorpio. The serendipitous slew of synchronicities that will slip and slide into your sphere requires a new word, which I have coined for this occasion. That word is “shluck.” Shluck is a cracked yet plucky sort of backwards luck that provides you with an abundance of curious slack. Shluck slings your way a series of happy accidents and curious coincidences that give you experiences you didn’t even realize you needed. To take maximum advantage of shluck’s beneﬁts, you have to dispense with your agendas and drop your expectations.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21): In the old fairy tale “Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves,” the poor woodcutter Ali Baba is collecting ﬁrewood in the forest when he spies a gang of thieves bragging about their exploits. Observing them from a hiding place, he hears them chant a phrase,“open sesame.” This magically unseals the opening to a cave that happens to be full of their stolen treasure. Later, when the thieves have departed, Ali Baba goes to the cave and says “open sesame” himself. The hocus-pocus works. He slips into the cave and steals a bag of gold from the robbers’ plunder. This story has resemblances to an adventure you could enjoy sometime soon, Sagittarius.
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CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19): Your ability to heal rifts and bridge gaps is unusually high. You could connect seemingly irreconcilable elements and forge apparently impossible links. Former allies who have become estranged might be moved to bond again through your compassionate intervention. I’m not promising amazingly miraculous feats of uniﬁcation, but I’m not ruling them out, either. You have a sixth sense about how to create interesting mixtures by applying just the right amount of pressure and oﬀering just the right kind of tenderness.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18): My friend Harry said he wanted to teach me to play golf. “Are you kidding?” I asked him incredulously.“The dullest game on the planet?” He tried to convince me that it would provide lots of interesting metaphors I could use in writing horoscopes. “Name one,” I challenged him. He told me that “Volkswagen” is a slang term that describes what happens when a golfer makes an awkward shot that nevertheless turns out to be quite good.“Hmmm,” I replied.“That is exactly the theme I have decided on for the Aquarius horoscope.”
PISCES (Feb. 19 - Mar. 20): Do you remember being in your mother’s womb? Probably not. But here’s what I know about that time: In the ﬁrst few weeks after you were conceived, your body grew at a very rapid rate. Once you were born, if you had continued to expand and develop with that much vigor, you would literally have grown to be as big as a mountain by now. So let’s be thankful you slowed down. But I do want to sound an alert and let you know that you are currently in a growth spurt with some metaphorical resemblances to that original eruption. It’s basically a good thing. Just be aware that you may experience growing pains. Homework: Name your greatest unnecessary taboo and how you would violate it if it didn’t hurt anyone. Freewillastrology.com.
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Bistro/Cafe JACK’S BISTRO & “FAMOUS BAGELS” 53 South Milpas (In Trader Joe’s Plaza) 564‑4331; 5050 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria 566‑1558. $ Extensive menu, beer & wine, on site catering ‑ Call Justen Alfama 805‑566‑1558 x4 Voted BEST BAGELS 16 years in a row! www.bagelnet.com
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FLAVOR OF INDIA 3026 State 682‑ 6561 $$ www.flavorofindiasb.com VOTED BEST 17yrs. Finest, most authentic Indian cuisine is afford‑ able too! All You Can Eat Lunch Buffet $8.95 M‑S dinner combos $9.95+ Specials: Tandoori‑ Mixed or Fish, Chicken Tikka Masala, Shrimp Bhuna. Also: meat, curries & vegetar‑ ian.Wine & Beer. Take out. 20yrs of Excellence! INDIA CLUB/SPICE 5701 Calle Real. 805‑967‑7171. Moved from State Street, brand new location! Authentic Indian Cuisine. Zagat Rated since 2006. A family owned restaurant from London, lunch buffet $9.95 7 days a week, w/ special Dosa menu on Sat. & Sun. Beer & Wine. Open 7 days a week.
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INDIA HOUSE, 418 State St. Next to 99 Cent Store 805.962.5070. 7 days 11:30a‑ 3:30p ALL YOU CAN EAT Lunch Buffet $8.95. Dinner 5p‑9p. Tandori & North Indian Muglai spe‑ cialties. World Class Indian Chefs at your service! Traditional floor seating. Indian & Draft Beers, Local Wines. www.indiahouseusa.com
NAAN STOP ‑ Popular, Casual Dinining, Indian Restaurant w/ Boba drinks, rice vegan bowls starting from $4.95 & combos starting from $6.95! 966 Embarcadero del Mar 685‑4715. Open 7 Days a Week
KYOTO, 3232 State St, 687‑1252.$$. Open 7days M‑F 11:30a‑2p; Sat Noon‑ 2:30p Lunch; Sun‑Thur 5‑10p Dinner, Fri‑Sat 5p‑10:30p.Complete Sushi Bar. Steak & Seafood Specials! Sashimi, Teriyaki, original Japanese appetiz‑ ers & Combination Boat Dinner. SB’s only TATAMI Rooms reservations sug‑ gested. Beer, Wine & Sake.Take Out. Birthday customers get FREE tempu‑ ra ice cream & photo on our website! KyotoSB.com
Irish DARGAN’S IRISH Pub & Restaurant, 18 E. Ortega St. (next to lot 10) SB, 568‑0702. $$. Open 7 days 11:30a‑ Close (Food ‘til 10p, 11p on Sat/ Sun). AE MC V Disc. Authentic Irish food & atmosphere in downtown SB. Specialties from Ireland include Seafood & Meat dishes. Informal, relaxed pub‑style atmosphere. Live music Thursday nights. Children wel‑ come. Avail. for private parties. Pool & Darts.
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ICHIBAN JAPANESE Restaurant/ Sushi Bar, 1812 Cliff Dr., 805‑564‑7653. Mon‑Sat Lunch 11:30‑2:30. Dinner 7 days a week, 5‑10pm. Lunch Specials, Bendo boxes. Full sushi bar, tatami seats. Fresh Fish delivered all week.
Mexican PALAPA 4123 State St. 683‑3074 $$ BREAKFAST 7am daily. Big Breakfast burritos, machaca, chorizo & eggs, chiliquiles, Organic mexican cof‑ fee & Fresh squeezed OJ, pancakes, omelets & lunch specials. Fresh sea‑ food dinners.
SOJOURNER CAFÉ, 134 E. Canon Perdido 965‑7922. Open 11‑11 Th‑Sat; 11a‑10:30p Sun‑Wed. SB’s natural foods landmark since 1978 Daily soups & chef’s specials, hearty stews, fresh local fish, organic chick‑ en dishes,salads & sandwiches & award winning dessert . Espresso bar, beer, wine, smoothies, shakes & fresh juices sojournercafe.com
Steak RODNEY’S Grill, 633 East Cabrillo Boulevard at The Fess Parker – A Doubletree by Hilton Resort 805‑564‑ 4333. Serving 5pm – 10pm Tuesday through Saturday. Rodney’s Grill Menu is Fresh and New. Featuring all natural hormone‑free beef and fresh seafood, appetizers, and incredible desserts. The place to enjoy dinner with family and friends by the beach. Private Dining Room for 30. Full cock‑ tail bar with specialty cocktails. Wine cellar with Santa Barbara County & California best vintages by‑the‑glass www.rodneyssteakhouse.com
YOUR PLACE Restaurant, 22 N. Milpas St., 966‑5151, 965‑9397. $$. Open Mon 4‑9:45pm Tues‑Thurs & Sun 11: 30a‑9:45p, Fri/Sat 11:30a‑10:30p. V MC AE. Your Place NATURAL CAFE, 508 State St., 5 blocks from beach. 962‑9494 Goleta‑ ‑ The One & Only. Voted “BEST THAI FOOD” for 26 years by Independent 5892 Hollister 692‑2363. 361 Hitchcock Way 563‑1163 $. Open for lunch & din‑ and The Weekly readers, making us ner 7 days. A local favorite for dinner. a Living Legend! Lunch & dinner Voted “Best Lunch in Santa Barbara” specials daily. Fresh seafood & tasty vegetarian dishes. Santa Barbara “Best Health Food Restaurant” “Best Restaurant Guide selected us as the Veggie Burger” “Best Sidewalk Cafe Best Thai Restaurant for exceptional Patio” “Best Fish Taco” all in the dining reflected by food quality, ser‑ Independent Reader’s Poll. Daily vice & ambiance. Specials, Char‑Broiled Chicken, Fresh Fish, Homemade Soups, Hearty Salads, Healthy Sandwiches, Juice Bar, Microbrews, Local Wines, and the Best Patio on State St. 9 loca‑ tions serving the Central Coast. www.thenaturalcafe.com
ALDO’S ITALIAN Restaurant 1031 State St. 963‑6687. $$ Open 7 days. Lunch & Dinner. V MC AE DC DV. Local SB favorite for over 25 years offers fast, friendly service in the heart of downtown. Dine outdoors in our heated courtyard. Enjoy new home‑ style cuisine like Chicken Parmigiana or Fresh Fish specials in a comfort‑ able, romantic atmosphere. Vegan & Gluten‑ Free Pasta and Salad Options available. Wine & Beer. Full menu at: www.sbaldos.com
WINE GUIDE Lunch & Dinner Tuesday-Sunday 9 1 4 Santa Barbara Street • Santa Barbara • 9 66- 2 860 (Two blocks from State Street, across from the historic Presidio)
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With the brief recent rainstorm (that was our winter, right?) quickly giving way to summery sunshine days, it’s about time to opt for that pink wine in your fridge. But rather than go for those deeper hued styles that dominate California shelves, try this paler version from Archium Cellars, whose grenache‑based rosé takes its cues from those coppery, easy‑slurping wines of Provence, France. That means a delicate floral nose, soft mouthfeel, noticeable citrus fruit, and utter drinkability, especially with a loaf of bread and brick of cheese on a warm spring afternoon. Expect other good things from the winemaking team of Ian Sergy and Zach Jarosz, who are focused on making Rhône wines out of their facility in Buellton and will be pouring at the upcoming California Garagistes: Southern Exposure event on March 29. See archiumcellars.com and californiagaragistes.com.
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RENEGADE WINES: 417 Santa Barbara St. Ste A‑6, 805‑568‑1961. Tues‑Fri 11a‑6p, Sat. 12‑6p. Sun‑Mon by appointment. SB’s 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
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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
The Restaurant Guy
by JOHN DICKSON
eader David let me know that Patxi’s Pizza, specializing in a deep-dish style, is coming to State Street, formerly a Territory Ahead retail store. Patxi’s (pronounced “Pah·Cheese”) began in the summer of 2004 in Palo Alto when a pizza lover and entrepreneur, Bill Freeman, partnered with friend and expert pizza maker Francisco “Patxi” Azpiroz. “My ﬁrst job was as a dishwasher at a pizza place called Zachary’s in San Francisco,” recalls Azpiroz.“I worked my way up from dishwasher all the NEW TERRITORY: A Chicago-style pizza restaurant named Patxi’s is way through to a senior manager and opening on lower State Street. learned just about everything there to addresses within a 5-minute radius of the restaurant. was to know about pizza, including deep-dish.” The pair have since added locations in the Bay Area, For more information, visit jimmyjohns.com. Seattle, and Denver, and now have Santa Barbara in BLAZE OPENS IN ISLA VISTA: Blaze Pizza has their sights. For more information, visit patxispizza opened at Pardall Road in Isla Vista. Blaze Pizza .com. uses an interactive assembly line format that allows OLIO CRUDO BAR OPENS: Olio Crudo bar has guests to create their own custom-built artisanal pizopened at West Victoria Street, Suite . The eatery zas at high speed — for around $7. Each pizza starts is brought to you by Olio e Limone Ristorante, located with an 11-inch crust that is pressed fresh from a next door. It is the latest addition to the Olio group dough ball. Then guests travel down the assembly line (which also includes Olio Pizzeria and locations opento “co-create” a signature pizza or design one of their ing in Westlake Village in summer 2014), oﬀering own — choosing from a wide variety of house-made crudo (raw) Italian seafood and meats, as well as cotto sauces and 40 fresh toppings. To ﬁnish, each guest’s (cooked) bar menu items. The eatery is open daily custom-built pizza is fast-ﬁred in an oven and ready in starting at 5 p.m. three minutes. “The menu is highly ingredient-driven, showcasFOOD BANK TO HOST FORK & CORK: The Fooding the freshest seasonal products,” says owner Elaine bank of Santa Barbara County has announced the Morello. “Olio Crudo Bar is inspired by the crudo inaugural Santa Barbara Fork & Cork Classic taking you’ll ﬁnd in all towns — both large and small — along place Sunday, June 1, from 3-6pm, at the Montecito the coast of Italy. Sicily and Sardegna are particularly Country Club, Summit Road in Montecito. known for their style of crudo, which relies on the “We look forward to hosting the ﬁrst annual Santa traditional Italian method of preparing crudo: dressBarbara Fork & Cork Classic and invite the entire ing the thinly sliced ﬁsh with a little sea salt, and often community to participate,” said Erik Talkin, CEO, olio e limone.” Foodbank of Santa Barbara County. “Many in our Morello tells me that that the most popular dishes community rely on the nutritious food distributed by so far are Tonno Rosso (Atlantic blueﬁn tuna belly / Foodbank. By taking part in this event, you are helping ginger vinaigrette / wasabi shoots); Ala Lunga (sliced to support the over 300 local nonproﬁt partners FoodAtlantic blueﬁn tuna / sous-vide baby artichoke / bank works with annually to supply healthy produce crispy pearl onion rings / jalapeño-scented vinaiand staples.” grette); Polipo (Mediterranean octopus / sliced new The event will honor Chef Michael Blackwell of potatoes / frisée lettuce / spicy Controne pepper); and Montecito Country Club; Leslie Mead Renaud, direcMaiale (pressed Kurobuta pork belly / shaved brussels tor of winemaking at Foley Estate, Lincourt, and sprouts / Fuji apple chutney). Two Sisters; and Clarissa Nagy, winemaker at RiverFor more information, call 899-2699 or visit olio bench for their leadership in the local food and wine elimone.com/olio-crudo-bar. industries. JIMMY JOHN’S OPENS IN ISLA VISTA: Jimmy Presale general admission tickets are $65 or $75 at John’s Gourmet Sandwiches has opened at Embar- the door. Presale VIP tickets are $95 or $125 at the door. cadero del Mar in Isla Vista. The eatery has 1,600 VIP tickets include admission to the event, a fun-ﬁlled locations across 40 states and has opened 200 new swag bag, and additional perks. To purchase tickets, locations per year over the last 3 years. I spoke with learn about volunteer opportunities, or to see the latest the manager, who told me that they specialize in ultralist of restaurant and winery event partners, visit food fast delivery. When your sandwich is made (usually banksbc.org/ForkandCorkClassic.html. takes three minutes), they will deliver it to your door within ﬁve minutes. Consequently, delivery is limited John Dickson’s reporting can be found every day online at SantaBarbara.com. Send tips to info@SantaBarbara.com.
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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: 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: 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.
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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: 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: 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: 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: 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. 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.
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: 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: 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.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Beck’s Bakery And Bites at 3742 B Portofino Way Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Melissa Lynn Beck Perez (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Melissa Perez 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: 2014‑0000499. Published: Mar 13, 20, 27. Apr 3 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Santa Barbara OB/GYN Medical Center at 510 W. Pueblo Street Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Ayesha Shaikh 525 Brosian Way Santa Barbara, CA 93105 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: 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: 2014‑0000475. Published: Mar 13, 20, 27. Apr 3 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Santa Barbara Seasons; Seasons Publishing Company at 829 De La Vina Suite 210 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; David William Fritzen 2909 Paseo Del Refugio Santa Barbara, CA 93105 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: David W. Fritzen This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 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 Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2014‑ 0000701. Published: Mar 13, 20, 27. Apr 3 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Western Welding Company at 285 Rutherford Street Goleta, CA 93117; Mel Giffin, Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Tom Giffin, Pres. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 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: 2014‑0000658. Published: Mar 13, 20, 27. Apr 3 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Pet Prophecy at 1230 Coast Village Circle #B Santa Barbara, CA 93108; Maryann Serpa 18565 Paseo Tierra Saratoga, CA 95070; Darlene Serpa‑Wickman 1012 West Sola Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by a General Partnership Signed: Darlene Serpa‑Wickman This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 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: 2014‑0000700. Published: Mar 13, 20, 27. Apr 3 2014.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Wahas at 517 Coronado Drive Goleta, CA 93117; Alexis Ayala 1015 La Vista Road Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Andres Ivan Castillo 517 Coronado Drive Goleta, CA 93117 This business is conducted by a General Partnership Signed: Andres Ivan Castillo This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 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 Gabriel Cabello. FBN Number: 2014‑0000665. Published: Mar 13, 20, 27. Apr 3 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Pressed Agency at 545 El Bosque Road, Pine Cottage Santa Barbara, CA 93108; Sarah Clark (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Sarah Clark 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) by Adela Bustos. FBN Number: 2014‑0000433. Published: Mar 13, 20, 27. Apr 3 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: The Art of Touch at 836 Anacapa Street #21346 Santa Barbara, CA 93121; Danielle Marie Fink 330 Mohawk Road Santa Barbara, CA 93109 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Danielle M Fink 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 Adela Bustos. FBN Number: 2014‑0000625. Published: Mar 13, 20, 27. Apr 3 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Berg Law Group at 1129 Estrella Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Eric Berg (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Eric Berg 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 Adela Bustos. FBN Number: 2014‑0000575. Published: Mar 13, 20, 27. Apr 3 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Wudsetduforu at 6740 Sabado Tarde Unit B Isla Vista, CA 93117; Shane Foley (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Shane Foley This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 18, 2014. This 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: 2014‑0000464. Published: Mar 13, 20, 27. Apr 3 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Santa Barbara Yoga Center at 32 East Micheltorena Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Santa Barbara Yoga Center, LLC (same address) This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Barbara A. Hirsch, Owner This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 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: 2014‑0000663. Published: Mar 13, 20, 27. Apr 3 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Bacon & Brine at 453 Atterdag Road Solvang, CA 93463; Courtney Rae Delongpre 176 Kingston Avenue Unit C Goleta, CA 93117; Crystal Amber Delongpre (same address) This business is conducted by a A Married Couple Signed: Crystal DeLongpre This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 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: 2014‑0000670. Published: Mar 13, 20, 27. Apr 3 2014.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Anapamu Properties at 305 E. Anapamu Santa Barbara, CA 93101; The First United Methodist Church of Santa Barbara (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 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: 2014‑0000652. Published: Mar 13, 20, 27. Apr 3 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Elite Rental Information at 7386 Calle Real Unit 34 Goleta, CA 93117; Ophelia Lopez 2220 Naomi Street Burbank, CA 91504 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Ophelia Lopez 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: 2014‑0000607. Published: Mar 13, 20, 27. Apr 3 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Friends of Fiesta, Old Spanish Days In Santa Barbara, Inc at 129 Castillo Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Old Spanish Days In Santa Barbara, Inc (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Rhonda Henderson, Treasurer 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 Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2014‑0000526. Published: Mar 13, 20, 27. Apr 3 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: The Native Landscape at 1100 Tunnel Road Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Jason Powell Nelson (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Jason Nelson This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 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: 2014‑0000694. Published: Mar 13, 20, 27. Apr 3 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Salon D at 714 North Milpas Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Debbie A Almanza 705 North Quarantina Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Debbie Almanza 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 Gabriel Cabello. FBN Number: 2014‑0000508. Published: Mar 13, 20, 27. Apr 3 2014.
Name Change IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF JACQUELINE RAMIREZ KURTH ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 1439968 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: A petition has been filed by the above named Petitioner(s) in Santa Barbara Superior court proposing a change of name(s) FROM and TO the following name(s): FROM: JACQUELINE RAMIREZ KURTH TO: JACQUELINE ELAINE KURTH THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING Apr 23, 2014 9:30am, Dept 6, 1100 Anacapa Street PO Box 21107 Santa Barbara, CA 93121‑1107; Anacapa Division. A copy of this order to Show Cause shall be published in the Independent, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition. Dated Mar 3, 2014. by B. Delabra; Deputy Clerk for James E. Herman, Judge of the Superior Court. Published. Feb 13, 20, 27. Mar 6 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 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
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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 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: 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
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at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. All right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN BELOW MENTIONED DEED OF TRUST Executed by: JAVIER ELIAS RUIZ, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded on February 12, 2004, as Instrument No. 2004‑ 0013304, of Official Records, in the office of the County Recorder of Santa Barbara County, California Date of Sale: March 20, 2014 at 01:00 PM Place of Sale: at the main entrance to the County Courthouse, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 374 CINDERELLA LANE, SANTA BARBARA, CA 93111 APN# 065‑100‑ 10‑00 The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Sale is $562,240.52. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the County where the real property is located. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to the return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 855‑ 880‑6845 or visit this Internet Web site WWW.NATIONWIDEPOSTING. COM, using the file number assigned to this case 2068‑002722‑F00. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Date: February 17, 2014 Sage Point Lender Services, LLC 400 Exchange, Suite 110 Irvine, CA 92602 949‑265‑9940 Hector Solorzano FOR TRUSTEE’S SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 855‑880‑ 6845 or visit WWW. 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. NPP0227144 To: SANTA BARBARA INDEPENDENT PUB: 02/27/2014, 03/06/2014, 03/13/2014
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Histotechnician Pacific Diagnostic Laboratories, LLC (PDL) is a for‑profit clinical laboratory established in response to the community’s need for a local, high quality clinical laboratory. PDL is a wholly owned subsidiary of Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital (www. cottagehealthsystem.org). Located in FINANCIAL Santa Barbara, California, PDL’s goal ACCOUN TANT is to provide the Tri‑Counties area UCSB FOUNDATION of Central California (which includes Prepares quarterly trial balance and San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties) with the highest complete financial statements, and year‑end closing adjustments as required. quality of laboratory services as well as Prepares budgeted‑to‑actual results, an unmatched level of customer service. comparisons and other managerial PDL’s centralized location, state‑of‑the reports. Reviews and records accurate art facility and logistics planning allows us to provide same‑day results to clients cash contributions, non‑contributions, throughout the area. Our test menu is and cash disbursements for the
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PARKING SERVICES Resolves and/or coordinates with Department units to resolve customer service payroll deduction disputes as they relate to the purchase of campus parking permits and permit dispensers. Analyzes and audits the daily cash deposits data that has been returned/ deposited from the UC central cashier office. Responsible for monitoring, and verification that all cash revenue is accounted for in the financial database and for posting all discrepancies. Audits and reconciles all parking permit sales revenue on daily basis. Responsible for implementing credit card procedures, systems and process changes as needed, works closely with bank employees. Responsible for all credit card refunds and credit card charge backs, assures processes for refunds and charge backs are completed in a timely manner. Reqs: Minimum of three years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience in financial reporting, AP, AR, billing, account reconciliation and collections. Ability to analyze financial data and apply policies as needed. Strong business communication and customer service skills. Proficient in MS Office, Excel, Power Point, Access and Crystal Reports. Working experience with fund accounting. Notes: Fingerprinting required. Maintain a valid CA driver’s license, a clean DMV record and enrollment in the DMV Employee Pull‑ Notice Program. $18.91‑$24.64/ hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Apply by 3/24/14 Apply online at https://Jobs. ucsb Job #20140103
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CARPINTERIA 2BD/2BA large mo-
in San Roque area. Updated bathrooms, parking, close to conveniences.
bile home located in Sea Breeze Park. Close to downtown, beach & schools.
www.GTprop.com 2000 State Street, Santa Barbara 805.899.1100