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MARCH 20-27, 2014 PAU L WELLM AN
by KELSEY BRUGGER, TYLER HAYDEN, LYZ HOFFMAN, MATT KETTMANN, and NICK WELSH, with INDEPENDENT STAFF
Vice President Joe Biden (pictured) flew into Santa Barbara early Friday afternoon as part of a two-day visit, straight from the Ukraine. Biden appeared as the guest of honor at a $5,000-a-plate fundraising event at the home of Santa Barbara resident Doug H. Phelps, one of the many national movers and shakers who have quietly ensconced themselves into the South Coast way of life. Read — Nick Welsh more from the Angry Poodle on page 19.
Blinded by Hindsight Speed of Drought Confounds Water Planners
bout two weeks ago, three South Coast water agencies — desperate to augment supplies in the face of a withering drought — combined forces to place a bid on surplus state water from purveyors in Madera County. They oﬀered what they thought at the time was an extravagant amount: $1,600 an acre-foot. They didn’t come close. The winning bid weighed in at a staggering $2,200 per acre-foot, and the three thirsty water districts, Montecito, Santa Barbara, and Solvang, came up empty. The scramble to secure additional water supplies — especially urgent for the Montecito district, whose managers have warned about “going dry by July”— is proving problematic at best. Although the water agencies making up the Central Coast Water Authority — the entity responsible for importing state water to the South Coast — has just hired an independent water broker to ﬁnd rice farmers who might make more money selling water than raising a crop, their path is anything but clear. In an ideal world, they’re hoping to secure 10,000 additional acre-feet of water. To put that in perspective, the City of Santa Barbara uses about 14,000 a year. As a matter of law and reality, however, it’s uncertain whether anyone will be allowed to ship any water drawn from rivers north of California’s infamously challenged San Joaquin 10
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Delta — an environmental black hole caused by the years of over-pumping. And nobody south of the delta has any water to sell. Making this conundrum crueler yet, it turns out the Goleta Water District sold 4,000 acrefeet of its excess state water just nine months ago and at one-tenth the price the Madera agencies got. Montecito managed to snag 707 acre-feet, and Solvang jumped in for 600, but the vast majority of the water was sold to agencies throughout the state. Making such longdistance sales possible in this case is the same network of pipes and pumps that brought California’s escalating water crisis to critical mass this year: the state water system. For the ﬁrst time ever, managers of the state water system announced this December that they would not provide any water to any customers at all. It was unprecedented, and water agencies hovering on the edge of sustainability suddenly found their gap between supply and demand unbridgeable. In hindsight, the sale might seem terminally shortsighted, but according to Dave Matson, assistant manager of the Goleta Water District, it made plenty of sense when it was consummated last June. Then, the Lake Cachuma reservoir was nearly twice as full as it is today. And the district had 7,000 acre-feet of state water in storage in the San Luis Reservoir, located in California’s Central Valley, well beyond the 4,000 acre-foot drought buﬀer district water planners aim for. At
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Nicholas Johnson (pictured), a 19-year-old UCSB water polo player, died Monday after he was found unresponsive at the bottom of the Santa Barbara High School pool. Johnson was practicing alongside members of the high school swim team during a joint Spring Break training session when he lost consciousness for unknown reasons. The coroner’s office is investigating the incident. Monday afternoon, Johnson’s father released a statement on behalf of the family, part of which reads: “We want to thank all of you for your heartfelt condolences, and we’ll go to ground at home and try to regain our equilibrium. Nick was a sweet boy, and I cannot tell you how much we all will miss him.”
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that time, Matson said, Goleta hadn’t used any of its state water entitlements for several years. The more pressing fear, he said, was that the San Luis Reservoir might actually spill — the way Cachuma did in 2011 — and Goleta would have no claim on any water going over the dam. No one ever dreamed the state water system would eﬀectively go dry. “Beyond the 20/20 of hindsight, the deal has to be evaluated based on the speciﬁc factors at the time,” Matson said,“and at that time, it made sense.” By today’s standards, however, $253 an acrefoot doesn’t qualify as chump change; if Goleta were to sell the same water today, at today’s prices, it could make $8 million. Last June, the district made a little over $1 million. According to Darlene Beirig of the Montecito Water District, the district grabbed a massive amount of water in 2013 in anticipation of a possible shortfall. The district, she said, secured 3,881 acrefeet on supplemental supplies. But, like Matson, she said the fear was more that the reservoirs might spill. “It’s always a delicate balance,” she explained. “If we were to buy too much water and it rained, you risk the possibility of the dam spilling and losing your water.” Perhaps Tom Fayram of the Santa Barbara County Water Agency put it best, quoting former baseball sage Yogi Berra:“The problem with predictions,” Fayram said, “is that they involve ■ the future.”
The District Attorney’s Office has filed formal charges against the UCSB professor accused of stealing an anti-abortion protester’s sign and then destroying it after a physical confrontation on campus on 3/4. Mireille Miller-Young is charged with theft, battery, and vandalism, all misdemeanors. In her interview with police, Miller-Young suggested the activists had violated her rights by displaying upsetting imagery at her place of work and that she believed she had a “moral right” to remove the material from sight. Miller-Young told authorities she is pregnant and was “triggered” by the violent photographs. Her arraignment is scheduled for 4/4. Read more at independent.com. A masked man with a machete reportedly broke into an Isla Vista residence and attacked another man when he returned to the apartment complex on the 700 block of Camino del Sur at around 4 p.m. on Monday. The victim suffered a laceration to his arm and was bleeding from his head when authorities responded, according to a UCSB alert that was sent out to the campus community at approximately 5:30 p.m. Police are still looking for the unidentified suspect — described as wearing all black, a hat with green stripes, and a black mask — who fled the scene in an unknown direction. A documentary meant to dissuade at-risk teens from buying into the false gang-life promises of quick cash and eternal loyalty premiered last week at the Edwards Stadium Theater in Santa Maria to a packed house of lawyers, judges, teachers, and city councilmembers, along with community leaders, area residents, and nonprofit groups. The 40-minute film, titled Life Facing Bars, was commissioned by the Santa Maria Police Department and created by Matt Yoon, a 2013 Cal Poly journalism graduate. Watch it at independent.com.
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CITY The Santa Barbara City Council inched forward with language approving a new hedge-height ordinance to allow higher front- and side-yard hedges and allowing city staff more discretion to approve exceptions based on circumstances specific to the property in question. Under the new rules, side-yard hedges are legal up to eight feet, but staff has the option to allow another six feet if the neighbors agree. Front-yard hedges will be limited to eight feet, as well, but with less wiggle room. The council action came three days after the city’s six-year moratorium on hedge-height enforcement expired. Compared to the sweeping vision proposed a couple of years ago to ensure the future viability of the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, what the administration submitted to the City of Santa Barbara for official review last week is rather insignificant: a maximum annual attendance at 165,547 (previous attempts aimed at 190,000-ish), a building expansion of just 82 square feet (compared to tens of thousands of square feet), and the removal of one parking
space. The scaled-back plans represent museum leader Luke Swetland’s vision that for the museum to be relevant for the next quartercentury, all that’s needed are revitalized gallery spaces/exhibits and the pairing of the outdoor with the indoor via educational programs that connect visitors to the ongoing research being conducted within the museum walls. The plans were submitted on 3/17, and community-feedback meetings are scheduled for 4/10 at 7 p.m. and 4/12 at 10 a.m. in the museum’s Farrand Hall.
COUNTY In the wake of the supervisors’ unanimous 3/18 vote to keep the rock revetments at Goleta Beach, the Goleta Valley Chamber of Commerce sent out an email advocating that the city take control of the beach from the county. No formal annexation plans exist — the beach isn’t contiguous to any city land — but officials have suggested it in past talks regarding the city’s tax-sharing deal with the county. Though the original feedback period was slated to end early next month, cont’d page 12
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There was no shortage of positives for Santa Barbara Mayor Helene Schneider (pictured) to accentuate in her annual State of the City address this Tuesday before the Chamber of Commerce — and she certainly did just that. But the not-sosubtle subtext was that City Hall needs a new revenue source if it hopes to put a dent in the $368 million in unfunded infrastructure needs. Neither Schneider nor City Administrator Jim Armstrong — who also spoke — mentioned a sales-tax increase or any other tax by name. But when asked afterward if such a tax might be a reasonable expectation, Armstrong replied, “That is a pretty logical conclusion.” In his remarks, Armstrong praised previous council leaders for having “the courage” to invest in the city’s system of parks, streets, bridges, and infrastructure. “But as you drive around our city,” he said, “it is clear that many of these facilities are long beyond their useful life and need to be replaced or restored.” Schneider took pride in the city’s ability to weather the recent recession and highlighted many of the new bridges, hotels, museums, and shops now springing to life. She praised City Hall’s Restorative Policing team and added that housing had been secured for 114 chronically homeless people since last May. Likewise, she noted that the number of juveniles on probation with gang — Nick Welsh terms and conditions dropped almost by half in the past five years.
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Twenty-two current and former clinical psychology PhD students of Pacifica Graduate Institute have joined 39 others in suing the school for allegedly misleading students about the status of its American Psychological Association (APA) accreditation, which isn’t required to get licensed in California but is in other states; the school is accredited with the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The 61 students are suing the school for tuition costs, loss of future earnings, and attorney’s fees. “We have been shocked at the amount of students who have contacted us reporting the same type of misstatements by Pacifica,” said attorney Eric Woosley. Pacifica spokesperson Erik Davis released a statement on the lawsuits: “For two years, as [Woosley] has been forced to drop a number of his previous claims, he has aggressively recruited from among the 5,000-plus former and current Pacifica students. He has found only a small fraction to join. Without any mentions of APA accreditation in Pacifica materials, there is no evidence. And the claim that plaintiffs reasonably relied on promises that accreditation was imminent is illogical as graduate-level professionals understand that APA is an independent regulatory body whose future actions cannot be — Lyz Hoffman predicted.” Read the full article at independent.com.
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In February, ECOFaith chair Ivor John joined other faith leaders at the White House to talk about the intersection of religion and climate change.
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BY LY Z H O F F M A N vor John received the birthday present of a lifetime in February when an email invitation to attend a White House event on climate change and religion showed up in his inbox. John serves as the chair of ECOFaith, a collaboration of Santa Barbara’s faith communities that formed in 2008 to align religious principles with environmental stewardship. After the group held an event last October in which several area faith leaders pledged to reduce the carbon footprint in their houses of worship, national oﬃcials — with help from Rep. Lois Capps’s daughter, Laura Burton Capps, whose career has centered on combating climate change — took notice and asked John to participate in the White House meeting. Religious leaders from around the country and representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy spoke. John — who was raised Episcopalian, spent some years as a Presbyterian and is now a member of the Unitarian Society — called the Washington event part of a lifelong “journey.” With a PhD in atmospheric physics, previous positions in meteorology (including teaching British Aerospace cadets in Saudi Arabia), and now a longtime job auditing the greenhouse-gas emissions of companies like Chevron and Shell, John spoke with The Santa Barbara Independent about how, when it comes to climate change, “I really live and breathe this stuﬀ.” Below is an edited version of our conversation.
What were your key takeaways from the White House meeting? There is unilateral support for [addressing climate change] across the faith communities. Some believe it’s going to come through the science. Others are saying the science just gets us into trouble, that people don’t understand it. We’re right on point here in Santa Barbara as the faith communities’ buildings are going to be important places in terms of climate resilience. They’re going to be warming shelters when the storm comes. They’re going to be the places to go on the hot days to cool oﬀ for a couple hours. We have an emerging idea that ours would be energy centers, with solar panels. It was interesting that others are beginning to pick up on the idea
that these churches are going to be critical infrastructure. What else did you find interesting? Everyone says,“Do this, and you’ll save money.” They forget that you need money to pay for the [energy-eﬃcient] lightbulbs, to pay for the windows, to pay for the insulation. There are grants and incentives, but they don’t get you all of the way. Some of the faith communities on the Eastside need $1,000 to change the bulbs to LEDs. They just don’t have that sort of money. President Obama released his Climate Action Plan last June. What role will groups like ECOFaith play in addressing climate change? The members of these congregations are often the least served, and the least wealthy people are impacted often by the injustices of our environment and energy practices. Our president is really smart, and he knows that he can reach people who will support him, because he’s going to need it. I thought that it was very good and sincere and not just for his own agenda. That’s the deal — climate change is really having an impact on the South and on the coastal communities. Our pollution in America is aﬀecting the Arctic tribes. But there is an attitude that “We don’t see it — what do we care?” What drew you to start working on climate-change issues? We had a weather station in the backyard of our small house in Wales. I got really interested in the weather. You’re always dependent on the weather in Wales. In my teenage years, I started having thermometers and instruments in the backyard, and I’d take observations. At school, we’d get free meals. I’ve always felt a bit of a chip on my shoulder. My wife and friends say to let it go. I’m a little bit of an overachiever because I’ve got to prove something. Britain has this class system where you’re not allowed to step out of your bracket, and I was beginning to move out of that bracket. My mother would say, “Don’t talk like that.” I’d say,“Why not?” and she’d get mad. Then my dad would say, “I think it’s good.” I went to Scotland and was weather-forecasting for the oil rigs. It was energy from the begincont’d page 12 march 27, 2014
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Climate Change cont’d from page 11 ning. I was 25 years old, doing the weather, doing the waves and the winds out in the wild North Sea, and not thinking,“Gosh, what about the eﬀects of the oil?” Then I wanted to travel, so I found a job that took me to Saudi Arabia. I was exposed to a very diﬀerent religion and a diﬀerent culture. Then I met my wife on those travels. We were married in Wales, lived in Scotland for four years, and then she got a job in Santa Barbara. What did you do when you first came here? I came to Santa Barbara in 1987 and didn’t have a job. I came up with a global warming “Fact or Fiction?” presentation. I went to the Santa Barbara Gardening Club and the Rotary and Kiwanis clubs. I remember vividly back in the day there were two questions: Is the world warming, and is it caused by anthropogenic carbon dioxide? People just weren’t ready for it. It’s taken 25 years! But now we’re doing it. Why is tying climate change measures to faith communities important? I’ve seen how diﬃcult climate change has been in
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Why will espousing the issue in religious institutions work better? People in a church on a Sunday morning will listen, and their behaviors are often changed by what their faith leader says. They’ll go away and think on it. If it’s a scientist, they’ll ﬁnd all the reasons to argue with it. But if it’s the faith leader, they’ll process it. Faith leaders have a way of creating a sermon that really weaves these things in. This is an important venue for anyone working on climate. You’ve got to be really reaching in to the heart of the population to make a campaign successful, and I think ECOFaith is a piece of that. I think we can make a diﬀerence. Every time a congregation does something, there are 200 members who are watching and saying, “I ■ can do that at home.” started in the Napa Valley back in 2005, aims to eliminate confusion for consumers and target misuse of names by producers who seek to benefit off illegitimate connections to certain regions. Santa Barbara joins the French regions of Bordeaux and Bourgogne/Chablis by signing in 2014.
ENVIRONMENT In the past year, 175 endangered steelhead trout reportedly died in Hilton Creek, a tributary of the Santa Ynez River, when pumps operated by the federal Bureau of Reclamation failed to function properly. Another 65 steelhead were rescued, according to Randy Ward of the Cachuma Operation and Maintenance Board at this week’s board meeting. In that time, he said the Bureau was required to have a backup pump but failed to do so. Likewise, he said the Bureau has failed to make necessary repairs to the existing pump. Efforts to contact the Bureau of Reclamation proved unsuccessful by deadline. The National Marine Fisheries Service has been investigating the matter. COU RTESY
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there’s even more time to comment on the County of Santa Barbara’s proposed changes to the winery ordinance, as the deadline has now been extended until May 2. The changes — which were called for by those worried about the industry’s impacts yet have stoked fear in winemakers fearing overregulation — include developing a three-tier system, allowing for certain types of food service and differing rules depending on how rural the location is. Send comments to email@example.com .ca.us.
America. I’m a scientist. Al Gore relays that we’ve got a problem, and it doesn’t work. People are not changing their behaviors because of the science. I’m tired of getting into arguments with people who just want to pick a ﬁght. They’ll pick one little bit of the whole problem and say,“See, you can’t explain this.”
UCSB Chancellor Henry Yang is at the helm of a project to build one of the largest and most powerful optical telescopes on earth. The University of California Regents agreed last week to allow the UC System to join financial forces with Caltech and international astronomy groups in constructing a $1.4 billion telescope — known as the Thirty Meter Telescope (artist rendering pictured) — atop Hawai‘i’s Mauna Kea volcano. Each UC campus will contribute to the fundraising effort, but officials said tuition revenue will not be used. The project will break ground later this spring and be in full operation by 2022.
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A contractor for the State Lands Commission on Monday, following approval from the City of Goleta, began ridding Haskell’s Beach and the shoreline below Ellwood Mesa of dangerous materials from old oil-production sites, which scattered the sand following the March 1 storm. Removing the debris — which includes broken seawall boards and metal pieces — is expected to take about one week. During the process, the city is advising that people avoid the beach or “use extreme caution.”
ELECTIONS With 10 weeks and a handful of days until the June Primary Election, Goleta City
Andrew Firestone, the son of former Santa Barbara County Supervisor Brooks Firestone and the third bachelor in the ABC reality series The Bachelor, is among six applicants who have applied to become an interim boardmember of the Goleta Union School District. The board plans to make a decision next Monday after a round of interviews and background checks. The other applicants are Therese Adame, Nancy Knight, Doug Martin, Luz Reyes-Martin, and Alexander Saunders. The chosen interim boardmember will be eligible to run for the next four-year term in 2014.
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Longtime Los Padres National Forest employee and Santa Barbara native Joe Pasinato (pictured) died on February 16 at age 63, less than two years after retiring from the forest following 28 years of service. For many years, Pasinato, who was raised on the Eastside and attended both S.B. Junior High and SBHS, acted as a de facto spokesperson and “face of the forest,” working the front desk at headquarters and often delivering crucial news to the public during wildfires. A memorial service is being planned for May. ■
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Financial documents released Tuesday provide an updated picture of the fundraising efforts made on behalf of the people and issues set to be debated during the June 3 primary election. Second District Supervisor Janet Wolf (pictured) and Goleta City Councilmember Roger Aceves had been fairly neck and neck as of December 2013, but those numbers, combined with 2014 figures, put Wolf in the lead by approximately $60,000. Her war chest weighs in at $214,375 — with $122,533 raised in 2014 — while Aceves’s comes in at $154,441, with $48,534 raised in 2014. Almost half of Wolf’s 2014 donations came from Service Employees International Union, its statewide political committee giving her $40,000 and the Local 620 branch doling out $20,000. She also received $15,000 from the Santa Barbara County Firefighters Government Committee and relatively small donations from those in the environmental community and current and former Santa Barbara politicians. Wolf said she is “proud” of her support from labor groups, noting the cuts employees have experienced in recent years. “This report continues to reflect my broad base and bipartisan support from my district,” she said. Significant donors to Aceves this year included the Santa Barbara County Deputy Sheriff’s Association ($5,000 in 2014 and in 2013), Santa Maria Energy ($10,000), and the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians ($5,000). Other, smaller contributions included those from real estate and development officials. “All five districts have a vested interest in who takes the 2nd District seat,” Aceves said. Supervisor Peter Adam’s much-maligned Measure M — which would require the supervisors to allocate an extra $18-$21 million per year to maintain county-owned facilities — showed 2014 earnings of $25,500. The Montecito-based Neighborhood Defense League and retired highway builder Ron Pulice donated $20,000 and $5,000, respectively. Last year, the measure attracted $81,700 in donations, including $10,000 each from Nancy Crawford-Hall, the Neighborhood Defense League, and Santa Maria Energy, which received support from Adam in November’s board decision on its drilling project. In the Sheriff’s race, Sheriff Bill Brown has amassed $18,339 since January 1, including $4,100 from the Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters. Sgt. Sandra Brown — who agreed to the race’s voluntary expenditure limit of $153,000 — has netted more than $12,000 in 2014, including $1,000 from Adam, whose measure shares the same Salinas-based consulting firm as Sgt. Brown’s campaign. The candidates’ combined donations from 2013 and 2014 brought their respective totals to $128,682 for Sheriff Brown and just more than $51,000 for Sgt. Brown. Representative Lois Capps, in a bid to reclaim her 24th Congressional District seat, amassed $986,991 in funds through the end of 2013. (Figures for 2014 won’t be released for another few weeks.) Challenger Justin Fareed collected $109,288; Paul Coynen Jr. raised $60,704; and Dale Francisco took in $26,200. Bradley Allen and — Lyz Hoffman Alexis Stuart recorded no fundraising.
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Could a mathematical algorithm possibly earn $1 billion? It did for Sergey Brin and Larry Page, co-founders of Google. Their algorithm for determining page ranks on a search engine changed the Web and how we use it. But that’s just the tip of the proverbial iceberg. Mathematical theories are used today in applications that defy belief. Russell Howell will gear his talk for a non-mathematical audience and will show how many ideas in mathematics have produced practical—and often invisible—effects on our day-to-day activities, such as using credit cards in a secure way or booking airline reservations. He will also explore briefly a deep question: Why are mathematical theories, which are generated primarily out of aesthetic criteria, so successful in their applicability to the physical world?
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FROM THE ASHES: The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden hosted a Golden Shovel event to kick off the construction of the Pritzlaff Conservation Center on the site of the former Gane House that burned in the Jesusita Fire.
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or a place so full of sunshine and smiles, the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden was dominated by shadows and sneers ﬁve years ago, when a headstrong administration pushed forward the ambitious, expansive, and direly named Vital Mission Plan to the collective dismay of the institution’s Mission Canyon neighbors, members, and volunteers, meanwhile enraging history buﬀs by reworking the 78-acre property’s landmark-protected meadow. By the time the powers that be approved it in June 2010, the heated debates ensured that much of that plan was whittled down — not to mention that plenty of restrictions were added — but the bad feelings persisted until that October, when the naming of a new leader prompted hope for the return of sunshine and smiles. Last Thursday, three years, four months, and 20 days after Steve Windhager took on the garden’s top job, the native Texan plunged a golden shovel into the hilltop home of the John C. Pritzlaﬀ Conservation Center, an 11,500-square-foot facility that will become the educational face of the garden when it opens as soon as fall 2015. Though focused on that speciﬁc project — John’s widow, Mary Dell Pritzlaﬀ, even wielded her own shiny spade — the event was really a symbolic celebration of both the present reality (membership back to historic highs, neighbors relatively happy, volunteers dedicated, etc.) and the future, in which the garden will pursue a more eﬃcient, less expansive, and much slower version of the approved plan that focuses less on new buildings and more on the plants themselves. The center, which will be perched on the west side of Mission Canyon Road about where the Gane House was before the Jesusita Fire burned it down in 2009, is the only major building component of this ﬁrst phase of the
garden’s plan, which Windhager has voluntarily scaled back by 53 percent of the approved square footage. His team also strived to better integrate the center’s design into the landscape, burying one-and-a-half ﬂoors and opting for earth tones. “It’s not the Getty; it’s not a shining beacon on a hill,” said Windhager earlier in the week, while giving The Santa Barbara Independent a private tour. “It’s a backdrop to our garden space.” Gardens are what Windhager, whose expertise is in prairie restoration, is all about, from the historic meadow, which, after much work, is now very much like it was during the 1940s and ’50s (at least as far as plans and photographs can tell), to the terraced beds of rare, hard-to-grow native species that will surround the new center. He wants to move the Channel Islands section to the center’s side of the road, as well, where views of the islands and a sunnier climate are better than their current shady spot near the creek, and, in another section, plans to use formal landscaping techniques on California native plants, revealing how well our chaparral species can handle straight lines. “No matter what style of gardening you want to do, you can use California plants,” said Windhager. “There’s more ceanothus used in European gardens than in California, and that’s a shame.” Also on the list of things to cultivate are a new children’s garden (with lots of ethnobotany), a new memorial tribute garden (to house existing and future markers), an extension of the historic stone stairs up the other side of Mission Canyon Road (again making them the main entrance), and more gardens featuring native plants exactly as they grow in the wild — or, as Windhager put it, “what it should have looked like in the 1490s, not just the 1940s.” Most critically, Windhager took a chain saw to the budget. The ﬁrst cont’d page 17
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BY N I C K W E L S H he Santa Barbara City Council approved grants of $1.4 million to 51 diﬀerent nonproﬁt organizations, $236,000 of which was earmarked for programs directly serving the homeless. Of that, the Casa Esperanza homeless shelter received nearly half. This year’s dramatic tug-of-war involved the Independent Living Resource Center (ILRC), which got zero dollars after having qualiﬁed for Human Services Commission awards for the past 30 years. ILRC supporters showed up in strength but expressed their concerns with muted grace. They argued they hadn’t been given adequate opportunity to address misconceptions held by the volunteer members of the Human Services Commission. ILRC representatives pointed out that none of the grant funds applied for would go to pay raises as some commissioners thought. ILRC employees haven’t had a pay increase in eight years, but insurance costs have, in fact, increased. Although the group wowed many coun-
NO DOUGH: For the first time in 30 years, the Independent Living Resource Center got zero grant money from City Hall’s Human Services Commission. And after 25 years at the helm, ILRC director Jo Black (pictured) is retiring.
cilmembers with their style, only councilmembers Gregg Hart and Bendy White were inclined to provide a token amount of funding — $2,500 — to help ILRC leverage private donations, never the organization’s strong suit. “Here we are in a time in history when the safety net is fraying,” argued White. “It breaks my heart.” Mayor Helene Schneider disagreed, arguing that the city’s vetting process needs to be respected. But she did oﬀer to help ILRC — which helps people with a range of developmental challenges achieve independence — with its fundraising eﬀorts in her capacity as a private citizen. The group will clearly need it. Its executive director of the past 25 years, Jo Black, is retiring this year, and next year, ILRC’s ﬁve-year grant cycle — worth $80,000 a year in federal-stimulus funds — runs out. Councilmembers urged the ILRC, which runs programs out of four oﬃces in three counties, ■ to reapply next year.
Botanic Garden cont’d from page 15 phase will now cost about $14 million rather than the $24 million estimated in the original plan. Of that number, $3 million will go to the gardens, $6 million will be for the building, $3 million will go to the endowment, and $2 million is already being used on the sewage and infrastructure improvements. So far, $9 million has been raised, in donations both massive and tiny, leaving $5 million to go. That news has former Botanic Garden watchdog Christine Riesenfeld most enthused. “I’m pleased with the progress they’re making, particularly from a ﬁnancial perspective,” said Riesenfeld, a longtime volunteer who led a volunteer strike during the tumultuous times but returned with the hiring of Windhager, like many others. “They’re focused on ﬁscal responsibility and getting back to native plants. That’s what it’s all about.” She’s also pleased with changes to the board and staﬀ and reports, “The volunteers seem to be quite happy.” So are the neighbors, according to attorney Marc Chytilo, a Mission Canyon resident himself who represented the neighborhood during the county hearings.“Steve has been a breath of fresh air when compared to the previous admin-
istration, and the community has enjoyed a very positive, productive relationship with him,” said Chytilo, though he is quick to note that this is just phase one, and there could be more debates in the future. In fact, on Monday of this week, Windhager sent Chytilo and others an email with a list of changes he’d like to make to the existing restrictions, including such things as the number of events and how attendance is counted. “Those are issues that the community may have some real concerns about,” said Chytilo. “We’ve understood Steve’s concerns, and I think he understands our concerns, and what we’ve been able to do in the past is ﬁnd common ground. I have no reason to think we won’t be able to work it out again.” That’s a whole diﬀerent tone than a few years ago. “More than just being a good communicator, I’ve tried to be a good listener,” said Windhager, in the sunshine, with a smile.“Everybody that was opposed to us before — they’re on board now.” For those who just love the garden, he promises a very exciting time to come.“Over the next ﬁve years,” he said toward the end of the tour, “there’s going to be constantly something ■ new at the garden.”
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Lit Major Frozen
BY K E L S E Y B R U G G E R iterary enthusiasts who got their start at UCSB’s College of Creative Studies (CCS) are in an uproar this month after oﬃcials announced a temporary admissions freeze for CCS’s literature major. The action by the Academic Senate Undergraduate Council followed an unforgiving panel review, which stated CCS lacked faculty leadership and relationships with associated departments. But dedicated alumni and faculty have vehemently objected, some arguing that a frozen program at UCSB has never been restored. Though the “college within a college” only has about 70 literature majors each year, quite a few alumni have spoken up about their unique undergraduate experience. Established in 1967 by the late ﬁction writer Marvin Mudrick, the small academic community is often considered a graduate school for undergraduates. In its nonpunitive grading system, students can fully devote themselves to one class and withdraw from another. Further, several sources explained the CCS literature program emphasizes a deep study of the classics and shies away from contemporary requirements — such as historical criticism and statistical analysis of text — typically found in English departments. “They aren’t being fed a program; they are pursuing knowledge, overcoming their own
ignorance, and doing it with an avidity that will do far more than compulsion ever can,” said alum Kia Penso in an email, adding CCS students are free to take classes for credit in any department. Reading a statement before the Academic Senate earlier this month, Professor Michael O’Connell — who has taught in CCS for ﬁve years and retired from the English Department in 2010 — asked that the “precipitous” moratorium be deferred. He called the leadership dilemma a “catch-22”: The program had “pleaded” for leadership after the previous program head retired in 2009, but CCS management has failed to take action. English Professor Shirley Lim had previously served as program head but was “alienated” and “forced out” in 2011, his statement went on. Other CCS majors — biology, chemistry, art, computer science, and more — will not have their admissions suspended. CCS Dean Bruce Tiﬀney said the freeze on admissions was a response to concerns about the “mechanical sustainability” of the program and reiterated that the suspension is temporary.“No program continues unchanged,” he said.“What we need to accomplish is to ensure an uninterrupted ﬂow of ladder faculty participation and leadership emanating from a range of departments ■ and disciplines from across campus.”
TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING? The success of the recently refurbished El Encanto has some neighbors grumbling about loss of on-street parking at the hands of hotel employees.
BY N I C K W E L S H t was a year ago last week that the dramatically remodeled El Encanto reopened its doors for business, and the high-end destination hotel and restaurant has had an immediate impact on city coﬀers. City bed taxes have jumped 14 percent in the last eight months, and city administrators estimate that half of that is due to guests and customers at what’s recently been renamed “Belmond El Encanto.” For some of the hotel’s immediate neighbors, however, the blessings have been mixed. Nicole Fuller, who has lived kitty-corner to the hotel for the past eight years, is leading a signature-gathering eﬀort to ensure that hotel employees don’t park on surrounding streets. The number of spaces for residents is already extremely limited, she said, pointing out that the hotel’s conditions of approval require El Encanto to provide employee parking. Fuller, who said she collected 25 signatures in two hours, estimated as many as 30 parking spaces have been taken over by hotel workers.
El Encanto’s Laura McIver took exception to this claim, explaining that hotel security staﬀ — when patrolling nearby streets for employee cars — typically ﬁnd between zero and three. She acknowledged there were problems initially but that the hotel has responded and the number of complaints has fallen oﬀ dramatically. McIver noted the hotel has 98 parking spaces on a site with 92 rooms, a restaurant, a spa, and a ballroom. She added that 30 spaces are set aside for managers and carpoolers. The hotel also rents out 40 parking spaces for its employees from a church on Constance Avenue and operates a nonstop shuttle to and from beginning at 5:40 a.m. Typically, she said, there are 5-10 cars in the lot, with a maximum of 20. Acting Community Development Director Bettie Weiss said “good work has been done” by the hotel to solve the problem but that more is required. “It is our intention to continue to work with the hotel to resolve this issue, and we do believe it needs attention,” she said. ■ march 27, 2014
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how many families of polar bears yet unborn were laid to waste by Vice Presidential Hugger-in-Chief Joe Biden’s paramilitary fundraising occupation of Santa Barbara last weekend. Biden’s entourage — one Air Force Two babyblue jet, two ﬁre trucks, 10 CHP motorcycles, a trio of snipers on a not-so-grassy knoll, one ambulance, who-knows-how-many patrol cars, and enough black SUVs with tinted windows to start a new dealership — probably generated more carbon dioxide than Santa Maria Energy would like to get away with. While Biden is all too easy to tease, I’ve always been a sucker for the guy. Hey, he loves his mom. And he talks about it constantly. But since Biden’s biological mother died a few years ago, Biden’s mom-schtick has gotten a little weird. After leaving Santa Barbara, the Veep met a 101-year-old woman while pressing the ﬂesh in New Hampshire. After greeting her with his customary salutation,“I need a hug,” Biden took it up a notch, declaring, “God, I love you, Mom.” Kind of weird. While in Santa Barbara, Biden and his wife, Jill, met long enough with eight high school teachers to justify the trip as public-policy research rather than the tax-payer-subsidized campaign junket it was. While in town, the Bidens attended a $5,000-a-plate fundraising dinner at the house of area resident Doug H. Phelps. Phelps may not be a household name, but on a scale of 1-10, he’s easily an 11. Today,
he’s chief of Grassroots Campaigns Inc. and Telefund Inc. Before that, he commanded the national federation of Public Interest Research Groups launched by Ralph Nader in the 1970s. These are the eager-beaver idealists who interrupt your dinner to guilt-trip you into giving money to worthy-sounding causes that take place somewhere else. In town, they hold an annual press conference exhorting Big Corporations not to manufacture toys with parts babies and toddlers can choke on. When not sounding silly, this army of highly motivated, poorly paid community activists and organizers manages to knock on a lot of doors, make a ton of phone calls, and raise a signiﬁcant amount of money in very small denominations. Whether Biden is thinking about a possible run in 2016 or fretting over the impending loss of the Democrats’ slim Senate majority in 2014, Phelps is exactly the sort of guy Biden should want as his new best friend. Biden’s visit awkwardly coincided with the recent release of a new documentary ﬁlm about Anita Hill and how she was viciously manhandled by the Judiciary Committee, then chaired by Biden back in 1991, during Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’s conﬁrmation hearings. Hill — now a Brandeis law professor — worked for Thomas from 1981-1983, ﬁrst with the Department of Education and then with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. She testiﬁed he peppered her with repeated advances. She turned him down. She testiﬁed
he regaled her with the graphic details of porn ﬁlms he’d watched, referred frequently to his own penis size and sexual prowess, made reference to ﬁctional porn character Long Dong Silver, and famously asked her how a pubic hair happened to get on his can of Coke. Thomas denied everything and seethed how he’d been the victim of a “high-tech lynching for uppity blacks.” Biden, as chair, wanted desperately to appear above the fray and not in it, where he needed to be. He did not protect Hill, whose testimony he only reluctantly sought. Nor did he call as witnesses any of the four women ready, willing, and able to back up Hill’s testimony under oath. The Republicans on the committee savaged Hill, suggesting she might suﬀer from “the woman-scorned syndrome” and wondered whether they would prosecute her for perjury. Shortly after, a right-wing journalist slammed Hill as “a little bit nutty, a little bit slutty.” He, for what it’s worth, has since recanted. What someone does in privacy is nobody’s business, but anyone behaving as a perv, a creep, and predator while in a position of federal authority does not deserve a seat on the highest court of the land. Whether the proceedings were more shameful or shameless is hard to parse. Clearly, they remain a disgrace. Maybe we could chalk this up as ancient history, except that the astounding extent of sexual harassment, assault, and rape taking place within the military suggests it’s anything but. And look at all the 5-4 decisions made by the
Supreme Court since Thomas was elevated to that exalted bench. He didn’t merely vote to gut a key provision in the Voting Rights Act; he wrote a minority opinion arguing that the spine should be extracted, as well. When the Supreme overturned the McCain-Feingold campaign ﬁnance law limiting donations by corporations and unions, Thomas didn’t merely go along with the corporations-are-people-too argument. He argued that campaign donations should be regarded as free speech, meaning corporations and unions should be allowed to give as much as they wanted to independent expenditure committees. But again, he went further still, writing a dissent that corporations and unions should not have to disclose who gave how much at all. In other words, zero disclosure. And when the Florida Supreme Court ordered a recount of votes cast in the presidential election of 2000, Thomas was part of the 5-4 majority ordering the Florida Supremes to take a walk. Though we’ll never know for sure, it’s all but certain that decision gave the election to George W. Bush. Without Bush in the White House, do we have the War on Iraq? Are we still in Afghanistan? And does America condone torture? Thomas, in one of his earliest written opinions, clearly did, arguing a prisoner could be beaten in ways “criminal,” “immoral,” and “tortuous” without it constituting “cruel and unusual punishment.” Maybe if Biden stopped Clarence Thomas when he had the chance, he wouldn’t need so many hugs now. — Nick Welsh
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Victoria May Yansen (nee Blackman) passed away peacefully at her home in Goleta, California on March th, at the age of ninety-four. May was born on August rd, to Adelaide Eliza (nee Angoy) and Samuel Augustus Blackman in Guyana, South America. She worked as a primary school teacher at St Ambrose’s Elementary school. She married Leopold Ignatius Yansen on June th, . Their home in Subryanville was a place where their children and friends always enjoyed good food, good conversation and a warm welcome For many years, she was a member of St. Mark’s Catholic University Parish. She greatly enjoyed participating in activities at the Friendship Adult Day Center in Montecito and in Goleta.
She was a beloved mother to Cherie Blackman Gibson (Oslo) of Brooklyn NY, Winston Blackman of Elizabeth, NJ, Andrew Yansen (Sabina) of Lompoc, CA, Joanne Madison (Otis) of Goleta, CA and Sally Yansen of Santa Barbara. She was a loving grandmother to Gordon Gibson, Angela Gray, Taiwo Madison, Kehinde Madison, Saidaa Madison, David Yansen, Stacy Yansen and Ariel Yansen, great-grandmother to Shakema, Kya, Onaje, Donte, Shawnte, Jasmine, Akirah, Kiarah, Kayla, Jonathan and most recently to her great – granddaughter Paz Rae Aya Yansen. May was a source of love, affection, wisdom and advice for her family and friends. She approached every situation with practical common sense and good humor. Her grandchildren will miss the “bush remedies” that she offered for every ailment and her (unsolicited) advice on every aspect of their romantic lives. We know that her spirit will continue to watch over us for the rest of our lives. Visitation will be held on Monday March st, from to :pm at Welch-Ryce-Haider, Ward Drive, Santa Barbara, CA . Funeral Services will be held at .am on Tuesday, Aprilst, in the Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapel followed by burial at Goleta Cemetery District at S. San Antonio Rd, Santa Barbara, CA .
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Baby say,â€œBill, you changed my life.â€?When you had a squirrels would nest in the rafters above the conversation with Bill, no one else in the world bed, and a pet deer would, without ceremony, existed. He paid attention. He was present. He drink out of Billâ€™s teacup! That house would wanted to see what crossed your face, how you eventually burn in the infamous 1964 Coyote held your mouth, how you held your body. He Fire. With the help of friends, including local was an astute observer, interested in the words architect Peter Edwards, the house was rebuilt you chose, what was omitted, the pauses and along with a writing studio and tack room. The the cadence of your speech or of the words location aďŹ€orded one of the most magniďŹ cent written for him to read. His particular com- views in Santa Barbara. The home was the site ments were thoughtful, concise, honest, and of an annual party Bill threw for many years piercing. 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egarding “Cops Take on ‘Urban Travelers’” [independent.com/crackdown], shouldn’t anyone who breaks a law be cited or arrested or appropriately dealt with by our law enforcement? Law enforcement shouldn’t be selective, subjective, or focused on the sociopolitical mood of the day. We shouldn’t be forced to guess which “law du jour” will receive attention based on whatever political pressures happen to drift over the desk of Cam Sanchez or the City Council. And I think I’ll buy a burger at The Habit, slip under the fake “Closed for Repairs” yellow caution tape, and sit on the brick bench and eat. Will I be arrested? I doubt it. But were I not over 40, decently dressed, showered, and apparently gainfully employed, the result might be very — Brier Random, S.B. diﬀerent.
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In response to last week’s letter by Frank Hotchkiss [independent.com/opinions]:
f the City Attorney’s Oﬃce and SBPD have payroll hours valued at hundreds of thousands of dollars unﬁlled by needed work — and thus available (with no budget increase) for work on the gang injunction — then the City should realize enormous savings by sharply cutting staﬀ. Poor kids from broken families (the so-called “at risk” youth) suﬀer from an inability to pay the City’s exorbitant fees for its wide array of great summer and after-school programs — programs that could be made available to the poorest, most at-risk kids for just a fraction of the millions to be spent on preparing, implementing, and defending the gang injunction in court. This would be far more eﬀective in destroying the attraction of gangs than any injunction. Gang injunctions are ineﬀective: For example, the 1,000-member Colonia Chiques gang enjoined in Oxnard in early 2007 was reported by police as having the same number of members four years later. And in Lompoc, violent crime rates steadily increased in the four years after an injunction was imposed in 2005.
As for the rest of us: Are Frank and other councilmembers who work downtown really “afraid to walk the streets” for fear of being “attacked or shot at” as the injunction complaint states of workers, visitors, and residents in the “Safety Zones”? I’m not. Who is? Frank, do you support lies in the city’s complaint? Many of us appreciate your newfound concern for poor at-risk young people, but now it’s time for rationality not demagogy. — Russell Trenholme, Montecito
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¶ The Carr Winery spring release party was on Saturday, March 22, not Sunday, March 23, as we incorrectly printed in last week’s issue and on independent.com. We apologize for the error. ¶ Last week’s Spring Arts theater article on Equivocation should have said that playwright Bill Cain is currently a Jesuit. Also, the photo from The Consul in the Classical section incorrectly identiﬁed the pictured as Alexandra LoBianco.
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the New Year. It found its way to my inbox and my Twitter feed, took up residence on my Facebook wall, and dominated conversations with friends and colleagues. I read reports titled “Holy Fukushima — Radiation Already Killing North Americans” and “ Signs That the West Coast Is Being Absolutely Fried with Nuclear Radiation from Fukushima” and “The Worldwide Nuclear Crisis That No One Is Talking About.” These were no-holds-barred declarations that Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster was now a threat to life as we know it here on the West Coast. Beautifully illustrated with maps showing wide-ranging radioactive fallout, these stories were being read, believed, and then shared by intelligent folk around the globe. After all, fear, truly visceral fear, the kind nuclear fallout ignites, as always tended to spread like wildﬁre — even before we had social media to fan the ﬂames. With nuclear events historically shrouded in misinformation and bureaucratic doublespeak, it was anything but surprising that the drumbeat of terror grew. The mainstream media largely ignored these reports of deadly oceans and nuclear ﬁsh, so into this information vacuum rushed even more doomsday stories. Inundated and eventually swept up in the emotion of it all, I found myself asking my wife in all seriousness if we should consider selling our home before the Fukushima fallout caused the coastal real estate market to crash. Saying this out loud sparked something with my internal bullshit meter, and I realized how truly uninformed I was. On the spot, I decided to put my journalistic chops to work and start talking to real people working in the real world rather than letting my brain continue to spin in the cyber cycle. In the two months since, I have interviewed crusty, research-hardened college professors, big-brained nuclear chemists, and a professional surfer and ﬁlmmaker who bought his own Geiger counter. And, when those conversations confused the hell out of me, I braved the wilds of the Internet, consuming all that
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I could ﬁnd on the topic while going down a Google-powered rabbit hole. Turns out, at least when it comes to Fukushima radiation leaking widespread disaster here in the states, FDR was right; the only thing we have to fear is fear itself …Well, sort of.
The Color of Disaster
The trouble began three years ago, on March 11, 2011, when the Tōhoku Earthquake rocked Japan. Measuring 9.0 on the Richter scale, within an hour it birthed a tsunami more than 40 feet tall. That massive wall of moving ocean blasted the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant along the northeast coast of Japan. The protective harbor and 30-foot seawall fronting the facility proved no match for Mother Nature. By the end of the day, tens of thousands of lives would be lost. Shortly after the seawall was obliterated, the power went out and, soon thereafter, the backup generators (located in the lowest areas of the plant) ﬂooded, forcing the backup-backup generators to kick on. Batterypowered devices, the backup-backups were the only things still working that could keep Fukushima’s three nuclear cores somewhat cool immediately after the devastating onetwo punch. When those ran out of juice, the real shit storm began. By the afternoon of the 12th, the worst nuclear disaster the world has seen since Chernobyl was well underway. A series of hydrogen explosions compromised the steel containment buildings surrounding the reactors, forcing 300,000 area residents to be evacuated. Highly radioactive fuel rods, sited roughly 600 to 800 feet from the water’s edge, melted. Leaks, gas bleeds, and ﬂooding continued in earnest. Estimates vary widely as to how much nastiness escaped during those ﬁrst few days, but it is safe to say that very dangerous amounts of very dangerous and
potentially life-altering radioactive isotopes such as cesium-134, cesium-137, iodine-131, strontium-90, uranium, and plutonium ended up exactly where we all hope they never do: in the air and the water and the food chain. By March 16, traces of some of these isotopes were detectable in the continental United States. Fast-forward to today and, despite gargantuan eﬀorts by the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), the ﬂow of radioactive waste into the environment continues. Tens of thousands of residents remain unable to return to their homes. Fisheries, critical to Japan’s economy and culture, are closed. And there is no end in sight. The melted nuclear fuel is still steaming hot, a constant visual reminder of this truly unprecedented environmental disaster. Never before has so much radiation been released into the ocean in one spot in the history of our planet. As you read this, it continues to the tune of 300 tons of radioactive water a day. (For perspective’s sake, that is enough water to ﬁll an Olympic swimming pool every 8 days). In order to keep the reactors at the magic stabilizing temperature of 212 degrees Fahrenheit, TEPCO and its crews have to keep the fuel, now believed to have melted its way down into the basements of the containment facilities, under a constant cooling ﬂow of water. Upward of 700,000 liters of water are pumped in every day as part of this eﬀort. Add to this hundreds more liters of natural groundwater seepage that ﬁnds its way into the basements, and you have yourself one heck of a watercontrol problem. In a perfect-world scenario, none of that water would ever ﬁnd its way into nature. To that end, TEPCO has been building around the clock 250,000-gallon steel storage tanks to hold the radioactive wastewater. By now there is already an extensive tank farm on the
property and, based on conservative estimates, TEPCO will run out of storage space within the next three years, a long time before they will be done with the daily water-cooling routine. You don’t have to be a math wizard to know that no good can come from this formula. Furthermore, these tanks occasionally leak and, when that happens, like it did in late February when two valves were accidentally left open, thousands of gallons of terribly radioactive wastewater joins the aforementioned 300 tons of uncontrollable leaks ﬂowing daily into the environment. And, if this weren’t evidence enough of an unfathomably awful situation, consider just what drastic, sci-ﬁ-inspired measures are being taken by TEPCO. Hoping to prevent the daily escape of radiation into the ocean, the agency, which has ambitiously pledged to decommission the entire plant by mid-2020, is spending hundreds of millions of dollars to construct a giant underground retaining wall that, via a series of cooling pipes, could essentially become a perpetual ice wall capable of containing the leaks. This project includes inventing robots that can clean the fuel rods, as well as utilizing a new radiation water-ﬁlter system that they hope could treat the contents of their toxic tank farm making the water safe enough to someday release into the ocean. According to Japanese oﬃcials, that ﬁlter system has already successfully treated more than 12 million gallons of polluted water, removing all traces of cesium and strontium and 60 other radioactive nuclides. Unfortunately, the system cannot remove tritium, a hydrogen isotope linked to cancer, so it seems all but certain that, at some point, Japan will release millions upon millions of gallons of tritium-tainted water into the sea.
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Santa Barbara Situation Santa Barbara ChannelKeeper, a nonproﬁt coastal watchdog, has been monitoring radiation levels in our Paciﬁc neighborhood, providing samples for Ken Buesseler’s Woods Hole Institute water-testing eﬀorts as well as for California State Long Beach’s Kelp Watch project. “So far, there is just no evidence to suggest that we have anything to worry about. Really, people should be more worried about mercury in their ﬁsh than anything from Fukushima at this point,” said Jenna Driscoll, the Watershed and Marine Program associate at ChannelKeeper, last week. “The highest levels that are being reported are such a minuscule amount; they are more than 1,000 times less than an X-ray you would get at the dentist.”
And, if that isn’t reassuring, then consider the ﬁndings of Dr. Claudia Benitez-Nelson at the University of South Carolina. A former grad student of Buesseler’s, Benitez-Nelson has been studying algae blooms in the S.B. Channel for years and, as a result, has been harvesting data since well before Fukushima. She believes there is “absolutely no evidence” of Fukushima radiation thus far in our stretch of the Paciﬁc. “I know people are scared, but we just aren’t seeing anything that causes alarm,” explained Benitez-Nelson. According to Driscoll, both projects will continue to monitor radiation levels in years ahead. ■
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Don’t Worry, Be Happy “For the ocean, this is certainly an unprecedented event, and we should be concerned and we should be diligent. However, when it comes to human health here in the United States, I am conﬁdent in saying I don’t think there will be any impacts,” explained Ken Buesseler, a senior marine and geochemist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute in Massachusetts. Buesseler is quite possibly the closest thing the world has to an expert on what Fukushima has been doing to the Paciﬁc. He cut his radioisotope research teeth studying what Chernobyl did to the Black Sea back in the mid-’80s and has been studying manmade and naturally occurring radionuclides in the water ever since. Among the ﬁrst international researchers to reach the Fukushima region in the weeks after the meltdown, he has returned multiple times. In fact, he is there right now. “It’s certainly been surprising, all the
environmental alarm [in the United States],” said Buesseler the day before his most recent departure. According to him, the data mined from collection points throughout the Paciﬁc shows that Fukushima-related radiation is certainly present and on the rise, but the levels remain so far below what the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers dangerous to human health that it is actually laughable. The primary radionuclides that Buesseler has been on the lookout for are cesium-134 and cesium-137. (Other evil players such as iodine-131 and strontium and plutonium have half-lives such that they have already disappeared from the environment and are no longer of concern to folks outside the immediate Fukushima region.) These isotopes move through the ocean like salts and are uploaded into your body or the body of a ﬁsh in the same way salt would. Because of the half-life of these things, we know that any cesium-134
WAVE OF INFORMATION: The Internet is full of articles displaying beautifully illustrated maps, such as this one from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, purportedly showing imminent disaster, but there is very little accurate information attached that can help average citizens assess the actual risk. This map, for example, has been repurposed to show radiation fallout, but was actually intended to show tsunami activity. that is detected comes from Fukushima, while the cesium-137 could also be attributed to other historic nuclear events as its half-life is around 30 years, meaning it will remain in the environment for up to 300 years. To date, based on water samples that include tests done right here in the Santa Barbara Channel, Buesseler has found zero evidence of cesium-134 anywhere in the continental United States and such low levels of cesium-137 that it can be safely assumed it is ambient radiation left over
cesium amounts will max out at around 30 Bq/m³, still a far cry from the safety threshold of 7,400, and even further from the earth-damning levels many web stories will have you believe are already here. Depending on weather patterns, Buesseler expects that slightly higher cesium levels could start showing in Southern California samples later this spring. Even better, thanks to his research, much of which has been paid for by Internet-based crowd-funding, we now have
… the ocean is full of all sorts of naturally occurring [and historical ambient] radiation, and that is what accounts for much of what we have found and continue to find.
—Dr. Nick Fisher, Stony Brook University professor and marine biogeochemist from other nuclear events occurring many years ago. Speciﬁcally, the levels he is seeing are around 1 to 3 Bq/m3³ (Becquerels per cubic meter), Becquerels being the typical unit of radiation measurement present in a substance. The EPA states you can consume up to 7,400 Bq/m³ in drinking water before you have any negative health risks. In the ﬁrst months after the disaster, Buesseler was getting readings of around only 4,000 Bq/m³ in the waters near Fukushima. Buesseler is quick to caution that an uptick in cesium readings is inevitable as the plume of Fukushima radiation is indeed making its way across the Paciﬁc.“California doesn’t have any evidence of this radiation yet, but yet is the key word,” he warned.“Every dispersion model suggests that these levels will go up.” However, based on readings taken from the plume itself and from regions through which it has already passed, he is conﬁdent that the
a solid baseline of info to better understand just what those new levels may mean. So now that we know we can still safely swim in our ocean, the question becomes: What about the ﬁsh we love to eat, or the seaweed? One report that went viral last year claimed that Fukushima radiation was detectable in blueﬁn tuna caught oﬀ California. That certainly curbed people’s appetites. Some Santa Barbara restaurants even stopped serving ﬁsh caught in the Paciﬁc. Enter Dr. Nick Fisher, the Stony Brook University professor and marine biogeochemist behind the blueﬁn ﬁndings.“Sure enough, Fukushima radiation was clearly detectable, but the levels were very low. They are lower than what you might be exposed to while ﬂying to New York or eating a banana,” Fisher said,“both of which expose you to small amounts of radiation that you never think twice about.”
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Fisher, who was involved in some of the same Japanese expeditions as Buesseler, collected his ﬁrst blueﬁn sample oﬀ of San Diego in August of 2011. The blueﬁn, which spawn near Japan but migrate across the Paciﬁc, eating all sorts of smaller ﬁsh along the way, are considered a great indicator of radiation’s presence in the food chain. He has run the numbers on hundreds of blueﬁn and yellowﬁn samples from U.S. waters.“The levels have been going down every time,” said Fisher. Yellowﬁn, which don’t migrate to Japan, actually had zero cesium-134 and only trace amounts of 137, which Fisher attributes to older nuclear releases. He believes this proves that, at least for now, Fukushima radiation is deﬁnitively not impacting ﬁsh in the eastern Paciﬁc. Fisher also ran probability tests to discover if eating radioactive blueﬁn could cause cancer. If you ate nothing but aﬀected tuna all day, every day, for 50 years, his numbers showed only two additional cancer fatalities per 10 million consumers.“I am certainly not losing sleep over consuming blueﬁn by the time they get to California or any ﬁsh that is already here,” concluded Fisher. As for seaweed, Fisher, as well as California State University Long Beach scientists, have been testing kelp samples from Southern California waters, including Santa Barbara, since the meltdown, and the message appears to be much the same: no worries. Early samples of seaweed showed trace amounts of iodine-131, a radioisotope that can be hazardous at high levels, but the levels here were too low to cause concern. Iodine-131 has a half-life of about 8 days and, since all subsequent samples have been negative, it is safe to say that it is gone. According to Fisher, none of the samples have shown any indication of cesium-134, the radioisotope with a half-life that would all but guarantee that it came from Fukushima.“It is important to remember, at least for context, that the ocean is full of all sorts of naturally occurring radiation, and that is what accounts for much of what we have found and continue to ﬁnd,” said Fisher.
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On Second Thought But, despite the mounting scientiﬁc evidence that there is little to be concerned about here in the U.S., the worry remains. One reason, at least according to Barbara Rose Johnston, a senior research anthropologist at the Center for Political Ecology in Santa Cruz, is that governments have a long history of lying about health risks resulting from nuclear exposure. Having studied the eﬀects of the 12 years that the United States’ tested nuclear bombs in the Marshall Islands, Johnston knows that cover-ups were commonplace and that radiation exposure can cause a wicked assortment of illness. “Look, people remember all the secrecy and misinformation about nuclear hazards during the Cold War, so now they are thinking, here we go again, and can you blame them?” she asked. It certainly has been diﬃcult to obtain facts about Fukushima: TEPCO’s public release of information has been consistently misleading, regularly changing reported spill numbers and levels of radiation entering the water or air. They denied outright the daily spills until last July when, under pressure from independent scientists, they caved, admitting that Fukushima was, in fact, leaking 300 tons of radioactive wastewater a day since 2011. Add to this the fact that the U.S. has lowered the acceptable levels of cesium-134 and 137 in ﬁsh and drinking water since the meltdown, and you can see how easy it is for conspiracy theories to take root. But perhaps the biggest fear-breeding factor in all this is that there is no single governmental agency responsible for monitoring nuclear fallout in the ocean. The EPA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the International Atomic Energy Agency all say the responsibility falls outside of their jurisdictions.“You end up with a worldwide disaster like this, and no one is immediately responsible for measuring the impacts,” complained Buesseler, expressing a sentiment shared by virtually every scientist and researcher I interviewed. This lack of accountability raises challenges not only for journalists trying to cover the issues but also for citizens simply trying to asses their own risks. The other issue stemming from the Fukushima fallout legacy is the public’s growing concern about low-level radiation exposure, a subject about which even the experts agree we know little. Science can only tell us that Fukushima radiation is not dangerous to Californians. But what if there were an uptick in overall radiation levels that Fukushima had helped inch forward. What would be the tipping point — if we
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/: Creative Movement and Play for Your Little One Santa Barbara Festival Ballet staﬀ members lead this “class” for preschoolers exploring creative movement and imaginative play. :am. Goleta Library, N. Fairview Ave., Goleta. Free. Ages -. Call -. /-/: Metamorphoses The fantastic and alluring mythological tales of Ovid are brought to life in Ensemble Theatre Company’s third production of the - season at the New Vic. The multiple Tony award-winning play is staged as a series of vignettes surrounding a pool of water, and tells of the transformative power of love. Shows through April . Thu.-Sat., Wed.: pm; Sun.: and pm; Tue.: pm. New Victoria Theatre, W. Victoria St. $-$. Call -. Read more on p. .
her musical inspirations from pop culture and her native Ottawa Valley, making this show an excellent chance to partake in some subtly contemporary folk music. pm. Ojai Valley Woman’s Club, E. Ojai Ave., Ojai. $-$. Call -.
/: The April Verch Band Noted Canadian ﬁddler, step dancer, and singer/songwriter April Verch is just hitting her stride, having toured and performed across the continent for more than a decade. Part of the so-called MTV generation, she absorbed
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sic tragedy features the talents of four actors and a single composer/ musician. pm. Center Stage Theater, Paseo Nuevo. $-$. Call -. Read more on p. .
/-/: Lit Moon Presents: Hamlet Last seen in , Lit Moon’s signature production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet returns for its third incarnation, preceding a performance at the International Shakespeare Festival in Beijing this fall. This heightened, -minute “mini-festival” production of a clas-
/-/: Connected A host of talented area actors and directors combine elements of drama and comedy in this production of ﬁve one-act plays that share a common thematic thread. Shows through April . Fri.-Sat.: pm; Sun.: pm. Plaza Playhouse Theater, Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria. $-$. Call -. /: The Stiﬀ Pickle Orchestra at Carr Winery The combination of live music from the saucy R&B and blues duo and BBQ from Georgia’s Smokehouse make this the perfect way to start the weekend. What kind of wine pairs well with hush puppies? -pm. Carr Winery, Salsipuedes St. Free. Call -. /: Deepak Chopra One of the world’s most famous authors and motivational speakers, Chopra has written more than books and has spoken to millions worldwide about the virtues of
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/: Visions of the Gaviota Coast Reception The Gaviota Coast Conservancy (GCC), Naples Coalition, Southern California Artists Painting for the Environment (SCAPE), and noted photographer Reeve Woolpert kick oﬀ a two-day exhibition of more than works from the Gaviota Coast with an artists’ reception that includes a live and silent auction, live music, refreshments, and a screening of the Future of the Gaviota Coast documentary ﬁlm. The show’s works will also be on display at the Bacara all day Saturday. -pm. Bacara Resort & Spa, Hollister Ave. Free. Call -. self-discovery and growth. Now, partnered with the World Business Academy on its Safe Energy Project, Chopra will aim to inspire with a vision of a California percent powered by renewable energy. pm. Arlington Theatre, State St. $-$. Call -. Read more on p. .
owners of all experience levels with valuable lessons in canine parenting, including an interactive session illustrating “how dogs learn.” Space is limited, so preregistration is strongly recommended. -pm. Antioch University, Anacapa St. Free. Visit inquisitive canine.com.
/-/: The Garagiste Festival: Southern Exposure Come celebrate small-scale winemakers by swirling, sniﬃng, and sipping their idiosyncratic creations at this weekend-long vino fest. Things kick oﬀ Friday night with a Pizza Pairing Party at Cecco, with entertaining and informative seminars on Saturday and Sunday mornings, followed by afternoon networking and wine tasting. Kick-Oﬀ Pizza Pairing Party: Fri.: :-pm; Cecco Ristorante, st St., Solvang; $ plus tax. Festival: Sat.: am-pm; Sun.: am-pm; Veterans Memorial Hall, Mission Dr., Solvang; $-$. Ages +. Call -. Read more on p. .
/: CityRace Urban Adventure Hunt Teams of two to four will be set loose on a threehour-long clue-solving adventure throughout Santa Barbara’s many diverse neighborhoods. Teams will tackle puzzles and uncover clues, racing against other teams to solve the mystery ﬁrst! Space is extremely limited, so preregistration is required. am-:pm. Alameda Park, Santa Barbara St. $. Call () -.
SATURDAY 3/29 /: Dog Behavior Workshop This class goes beyond basic obedience training, providing dog
/: Dialed-In Marriage Workshop Santa Barbara clinical psychologist Dr. Keith Witt will lead workshop participants in an illuminating discussion on how to navigate the demands of modern marriage, utilizing social research and integral psychology to oﬀer new and unique perspectives. :am-noon. Unity Church, E. Arrellaga St. Free-$. Call -.
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/: Tree of Life Craft Workshop Santa Barbara artist Álvaro Suman will lead participants and aspiring artists of all ages in a two-hour workshop on creating a ceramic “tree of life,” resembling thee sculptures olores’s Tree featured in Casa Dolores’s howing of Life exhibition, showing pm. Casa through May . -pm. Dolores, Bath St. Free. Call -.
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Patterson Ave., Goleta. Free. Call () -. /: Evening with Dr. David Cumes Shaman, author, and doctor David Cumes will give a presentation comparing and contrasting various aspects of Western and African healing and divining practices. pm. Spiritualist Church of the Comforter, Garden St. $. Call -.
/: Soul Street This sensational Hous Houston dance troop’s diverse sselection of music (incl (including Vivaldi and Mic Michael Jackson), combin bined with comedy, cos costumes, and break danc dancing, has brought audiences to ttheir feet nationwide. Soul Str Street’s roster of acrobatic and athl athletic dancers will “bust moves” ffrom decades past as part of thei their program Breakin’ Backwards. : :pm. Matilija Auditorium, El Paseo Rd., Ojai. $$. Call - -.
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er Screen/: Colon Cancer er is the ings Colon cancer use of cancer second leading cause d States, deaths in the United but more than percent ht have of those cases might been preventable with proper screenings for thosee older than . This month, the Cancer Center of S.B., Sansum Clinic, and Cottage Health System will host free informational meetings aimed at educating and raising public awareness about colon cancer screening and prevention. -am. Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital, S.
Peace of Wisdom Ministries Saturday, March 29, 2014 • 10am Theme: Knowing Who You Are and Who You Are In God Dr. Hue Fortson Jr. is co-pastor, with his wife, Pastor Linda Fortson, of In His Habitation Ministries. For more than 16 years, Dr. Fortson has followed God’s call to preach and prophesy to the needs of people in developing ministries and churches leaders. His gift of prophecy goes forth prompting healing and deliverance from spiritual bondage.
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JOHN ZANT’S GAME OF THE WEEK /-/: College Baseball: Hawai‘i at UCSB The Gauchos, one of three Big West teams ranked in the nation’s top , enter the ﬁrst week of conference play with a record of -, a team batting average of ., and a pitching staﬀ ERA of .. Leadoﬀ batter Joey Epperson had his hitting streak snapped at games last weekend, but he went -for- in his next game against Wagner College to raise his average to ., tops in the NCAA. Hawai‘i comes in with a - record after winning ﬁve of its last six games. Fri.: pm; Sat.: pm; Sun.: pm. Caesar Uyesaka Stadium, UCSB. Single-game ticket: $-$; season ticket: $-$. Call -UCSB ().
/-/: S. S.B. Choral Society: Masters Past and Present The works of Franz Joseph Haydn and Bruckn will be on full disAnton Bruckner t fourth installment play during the of the S.B. Ch Choral Society’s popular Masterwo Masterworks concert as part of the socie society’s ongoing eﬀort to study, pe perform, and preserve classical choral works. Sat.: pm; Sun.: pm. Lobero Theatre, E. Canon Perdido St. $-$. Call -.
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/: Ojai Raptor Center Open House Don’t miss this rare chance to meet all of the nonreleasable “ambassador” birds of prey used by the ORC to raise awareness and funds for their work rescuing and rehabilitating birds of prey and other wildlife on the Central Coast. Additionally, Chumash elder Julie TumamaitStenslie will share native stories about area wildlife as a special guest. Noon-pm. Ojai Raptor Ctr.,
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WEEK /: Il Divo: A Musical Aﬀair Il Divo’s million worldwide album sales have made them one of the most successful “classical crossover groups” of all time. In celebration of the group’s remarkable -year run, this performance will feature well-known and beloved Broadway numbers from classic shows like Phantom of the Opera and West Side Story. pm. Arlington Theatre, State St. $-$. Call -. /: S.B. Jazz Society Presents: The Yankee Wailers This traditional jazz band specializes in the “swinging songs” of the s, ’s, and ’s, with Wally Holmes leading a talented lineup of professional musicians in his signature foot-stomping style. -pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, State St. $-$. Call -.
castle’s -minute-long sessions of music, rhymes, and creative play. :am. Goleta Library, N. Fairview Ave., Goleta. Call -. /: “Start Smart” Teen Driver Safety Education Class The California Highway Patrol’s “Start Smart” driver safety program targets fully licensed teenage drivers (ages -) and their parents or guardians. In addition to testimonies from CHP oﬃcers, participants will hear from carcrash investigators and survivors and view the latest installment of the notorious Red Asphalt video series. pm. Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital, S. Patterson Ave., Goleta. Free. Call -.
/: BYOA (Bring Your Own Art) Night & Critique Artists and art appreciators alike are invited to bring a piece or art for a peer-group critique at the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara. Wine and light appetizers will be served while patrons participate in enlightening discussions surrounding the art on display. Space is limited, so RSVPs are required. -pm. Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, Paseo Nuevo. Free-$. Call -.
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MONDAY 3/31 /: S.B. Museum of Natural History: Special Exhibitions Special exhibitions with a wide range of focuses, including wildlife (Bear In Mind), vegetation (The Orchid Evolves), and American anthropological study (Plains Indian Beadwork and Regalia) make a trip to the natural history museum a worthwhile and enjoyable exploration into issues relevant to Santa Barbara. The Planetarium is also always worth exploring, with shows running throughout the day! am-pm. S.B. Museum of Natural History, Puesta del Sol. Free-$. Call -.
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/: John Hodgman Daily Show correspondent and author of The Areas of My Expertise, Hodgman is perhaps best known for his role as the tightlaced “PC” in Apple’s famous Get a Mac commercial series. Now primarily playing the role of himself onstage, Hodgman will wax poetic about issues like clothing and fax machines in his signature dry and utterly hilarious style. pm. Campbell Hall, UCSB. $-$. Call -.
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/: Tom Zimmerman Based on the new book by the Los Angeles Railroad Heritage Foundation, Zimmerman’s latest book, El Camino Real, tells the story of the Golden State, the railroads, and the construction of the , marking the birth of the Age of the Automobile. Zimmerman will deliver a lecture on the issues raised in his book and will be on hand to sign copies afterward. am. S.B. Historical Museum, E. De la Guerra St. Free-$. Call -. /: Theatre Book Club Discusses Metamorphoses Anna Jensen, Ensemble Theatre Company’s dramaturge, will lead a discussion of Metamorphoses as part of the S.B. Public Library and Ensemble Theatre Company’s free theater book club. Copies of the play are available for one-week checkout in the library’s “Express Book” area. ::pm. S.B. Central Library, E. Anapamu St. Free. Call -. /: Café KITP — Music of the Spheres: The Secret Songs of Stars Astrophysicist Matteo Cantiello, of the Kavli Institute for Theological Physics, will lead an expansive discussion on the mysteries and beauty of the heavens as uncovered by the NASA satellite Kepler. :-:pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, State St. Free. Call -.
comedy nights will showcase the talents of a diﬀerent comedian each week. Whether featuring a newcomer or a seasoned vet, these comedy nights on the ﬁrst Wednesday of each month are a one-stop shop for hilarity. :pm. Granada Books, State St. Free. Call -.
/: Garrison Keillor Straight from the shores o’ Lake Wobegon, Keillor has become somewhat of a national treasure as the host of the popular public radio show A Prairie Home Companion for more than years. With the help of pianist Richard Dworsky, Keillor ﬁgures to showcase the same unique topical musings and sense of humor that have garnered so much adoration over the course of his iconic career. pm. Granada Theatre, State St. $-$. Call -.
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left: Rachel Boerema relaxes at Shoreline Park after a day of church and playing tennis with friends. Originally from Michigan, Boerema is an occupational therapist who is happy to call Santa Barbara her home. “It’s so rewarding to see patients recognize and participate in their own recovery,” she said about her career.
Deepak Chopra is a man with a slugger résumé — medical doctor, researcher, best-selling author — and moon-shot ambitions: spiritual, medical, and global. Among his most enduring fascinations is the nexus between meditation and science. “Meditation changes the way your genes express themselves,” he said flatly. It’s the sort of remark that engenders the undying fury of a cadre of traditional scientists. But Chopra has been undeterred by the blowback. “Stress changes our genes,” he said, “and meditation can change our entire genome.” Chopra has also devised a master plan — in collaboration with the Santa Barbara–based nonprofit World Business Academy (WBA) — to liberate the state of California from fossil fuels. (Solar energy would be the replacement.) Both Chopra and WBA take some of the credit for shuttering the San Onofre Nuclear reactor in San Diego County. Now they have fixed their sights on Diablo Canyon, citing a study they commissioned that reported a significant rise in cancer rates within 50 miles of the reactor. Chopra will expound on all of this at a whirlwind series of events Thursday, March 27, at the Fess Parker DoubleTree, and Friday, March 28, at the Arlington. For tickets and information, call 892-4600 or visit worldbusiness.org. — A.L. Bardach
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GOOD-BYE, GOO: Deepak Chopra will speak about California moving from fossil fuels to solar energy at a World Business Academy event March 27-28.
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above: Erik Chen practices his baseball skills with his dad, Leonard, at Shoreline Park. Erik is a 3-year-old who loves playing baseball and building things, like his engineer dad. “We love living here,” said Leonard. “This is the perfect compromise between Northern and Southern California. We get just enough of the city vibe and are still able to get away from it all.”
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living | Close Escapes: SoCal MILES OF SMILES: Taking a cue from their once globe-trotting daddy, Mason (far left) and Madeline (below) enjoyed the Kettmann family’s first full-family junket, with visits to Free Flight (left), Legoland (middle), and Paradise Point (right), among other San Diego destinations.
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by Matt Kettmann
used to travel abroad quite a bit, usually under the guise of journalism, often to far-oﬀ, bizarre places where adventures were by-the-minute and the smell of danger was just as pungent as the burning heaps of trash. That all stopped with the arrival of my kids a few years ago, and now even a drive to grandma’s house seems a more daunting proposition than sleeping in spider-infested refugee camps surrounded by rebel-ravaged war zones. But with our son, Mason, hitting an inquisitive 4 years old, and our 18-month-old daughter, Madeline, quite stable on her feet, my wife, Joanna, and I decided this past January to dive right into a weeklong, car-powered family vacation. Our chosen destination: San Diego County, short enough to drive there without pulling out collective hair yet far enough away with enough varied attractions — Legoland! Good restaurants! Craft beer! Brother’s house with mom visiting! — to keep all ages entertained.
LEGOLAND: When Legoland was developed in Carlsbad back in 1999, years before even marriage was on my mind, I couldn’t fathom how a theme park could be built around colorful toy bricks. But once we had kids — and they will invariably enjoy said bricks, trust me — we haven’t stopped hearing how much toddlers love the place, even, say some with a gasp, more than Disneyland. The fun starts at the Legoland Hotel, where every room is decorated into a theme — ours was about pyramids, scorpions, a creepy monkey, adventure indeed! — and comes with a treasure map to free the prizes from your in-room chest. Throw in nightly Lego-building contests, a lobby castle surrounded by brick pits and bar with draft beer, oversized bricks ﬂoating in the pool, characters milling the grounds, and elevators that play “YMCA” with disco balls swirling, and even we adults wish we had stayed longer. Then there’s the park itself, where Mason drove his ﬁrst car solo and rode his ﬁrst big-boy roller coaster amid us all exploring the expert incarnations of Legos as safari animals, Star Wars scenes, and most else imaginable. While the stoke factor would have decreased drastically if we’d had to wait too long in lines, as does happen in the high season, we were there on a Monday in January, and never waited more than a couple of minutes, sometimes staying on-board for a second and third ride. See california.legoland.com. CARLSBAD: Though not physically connected to Legoland, the West Inn & Suites in Carlsbad was minutes away but worlds away in style: classically appointed, king beds in the regular rooms, service with a salutation and a smile (“Are we
in Canada?” I thought), and two exquisite on-site restaurants farm to table since the bringing a whole new meaning to farm-to-table, hotel actually owns and operates its own four-acre farm a few miles inland. At the Bistro West — which, while buzzingly hip, is astonishingly kid-friendly, like the rest of the property — we started with ahi atop won-ton chips with chili sauce, mango wasabi, and seaweed salad, a good foil for my jalapeño-pineapple margatini. The half-priced-bottle Monday deal aimed at the Hitching Post Generation Red wine they had, a versatile ﬁt for Joanna’s halibut with Israeli couscous and my braised short rib. The desserts of crème brûlée (both vanilla and white chocolate), buttermilk panna cotta with strawberry, and the chocolate trio took me over the top, so much that my plan to try an appetizer at the fancier West Steak & Seafood across the parking lot (uni tagliatelle, perhaps, or the pepper-corned tenderloin) wound up just being post-dinner drinks of a Moscow mule and negroni. The next morning, Chef Jason Connolly took me to the farm, where they recently hired a full-time farmer after initial attempts to do it themselves proved unpredictable, with bounties in one season, famines the next.“We’re chefs, not farmers,” he laughed, but it’s nearly dialed in, with greenhouse propagating heirloom greens and soil beds playing home to ﬁg and kumquat trees. “Restaurants say they have a farm, but it’s usually a garden in their backyard,” said Connolly, explaining that other San Diego chefs are starting to notice what they’re doing. “The word’s spreading. We make everything from scratch. There’s not a can in the kitchen.” See westinnandsuites .com. Next up was the National Association of Music Merchants’ Museum of Making Music, a fascinating collection of exhibits and instruments you can play from the past 100 or so years of popular music. Without kids, I would have spent hours inside; with kids, I played goalie in between stints on the banjo, keytar, and Moogs. See namm.org. Lunch meant tackling slices, beer, and Big Buck Hunter at the original Pizza Port on Carlsbad’s main drag (see pizzaport .com), and then, as Madeline freaked out due to the need for a nap, we ﬁlled water bottles at the site of the town’s mineral springs, which gave the town its name (an ode to a German spa town) and remains a hot spot to ﬁll your home jugs on the cheap. See carlsbadmineralspa.com.
DEL MAR: The coastal ride south from Carlsbad is classic California, with sandy SoCal-like beaches giving way to the Carmel-ness of tree-lined Del Mar. We stayed at the recently redone Hotel Indigo Del Mar, whose lobby, bar, and patio ooze with horse-racing/old-Hollywood-inspired style, a theme carried into the artsy horse-on-beach photo wall of our poolside room. See ihg.com.
Dinner was at the Del Mar Rendezvous, which wins foo constant awards for both best Chinese and vegetarian food. Despite the Sino-swank setting, the servers treated our kids like their own, and we found that they should be winning awards for their meat dishes, too, particularly the pork dumplings and imperial shrimp. See delmarrendezvous.com. The next day, we headed toward the Del Mar Fairgrounds and Racetrack (which runs July-September and, for the ﬁrst time in 2014, during November, too) to stop at Free Flight, a sanctuary dedicated to tropical birds. For a small donation, you can see macaws, parrots, and other exotic species up close and personal, and even hold some of the more docile ones. For a smidgen more, you can feed them, too, but beware — they can bite. See freeflightbirds.org.
SAN DIEGO: Like getting nipped at by psychedelically colored cockatoos, there are lots of ﬁrsts when traveling with young kids, and that list now includes my ﬁrst circumnavigation of an island on a kayak with my son. We did so just outside of our bungalow at Paradise Point, a properly named resort in the middle of Mission Bay, where ﬁre pits, tiki torches, waddling ducks, and a welcoming Polynesian vibe match well with the steady stream of rowing teams, sailboats, and stand-up paddle boarders ﬂowing by the islet. Amid ample water and sand time, we ate at every single spot: The Barefoot Bar & Grill had solid beach food, great drinks (try the Hawaiian mule, a pineapple-and-strawberry take on the Moscow version), and the chance for Mason to shoot water guns at intruding green herons; Caveman Pizza Company toasted up inventive pies that we scarfed during our bonﬁre; and I enjoyed Temecula-grown wines, venison carpaccio, and scallops at the bar of Baleen with Chef Amy DiBiase, who is now in the midst of reinventing the ﬁne-dining restaurant’s whole concept. See paradisepoint.com. At SeaWorld, we skipped the orca show (too many Blackfish scoldings sent my way pre-trip), instead opting for the sea-lion silliness and a good amount of time watching a polar bear dive unsuccessfully for ﬁsh in his, yes, seemingly toosmall tank. See seaworld.com. Soon enough we were in downtown San Diego, again agape at animals inside the San Diego Zoo, a truly amazing place set deep in the canyons of Balboa Park where we enjoyed quite a few ﬁrsts, including the kids’ ﬁrst koalas, my ﬁrst panda, and Mason’s ﬁrst taste of cotton candy. See sandiegozoo.org. We ended our trip at the Château Kettmann, my brother’s pad in South Park, where we ate tacos, watched planes ﬂoat in, checked out the Little Italy Mercato, and let my mom and sister-in-law watch the kids for a while. There’s no website for that experience, but there’s one thing to learn: As great as traveling with kids can be, letting someone else chase them for a ■ while can be the sweetest escape of all. march 27, 2014
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by Ray Ford
ne of the reasons I hesitate going to Los Angeles is its tangle of traﬃc. But recently I stayed a weekend in the City of Angels without spending hours on the freeway or cursing the stop-and-go congestion. The secret? Choose a destination hotel near the areas you want to explore, head down early before the freeways clog up, park your vehicle at the hotel, and then explore on foot or by bike. My wife and I drove south to the Westwood/Beverly Hills area to enjoy one of the “car-free” packages oﬀered by the Kimpton Hotel chain, which owns Santa Barbara’s Canary Hotel. We arrived at 10 a.m. at Hotel Palomar (hotelpalomar-lawestwood.com), just two blocks from downtown Westwood. The Palomar provided us with complimentary bikes, jogging and walking maps, and a pedometer, which, if you tally up 10,000 steps or more, provides a 20 percent discount for your next stay. It was a warm, sunny day — perfect for a walk to Westwood for lunch, which is ﬁve minutes away on foot. For lunch, we choose Degrees, a cool Neapolitan-style pizzeria that was hopping. There’s only one pizza size available (medium), but you can choose from a dazzling choice of toppings. If you like thincrust pizza, Degrees is an excellent choice, but the nearby Napa Valley Grille and sushi-centric Yamato Westwood also oﬀer delicious menus. We then toured the UCLA campus, taking a peek at paintings by Van Gogh, Monet, Renoir, and other masters at the university’s Hammer Museum (hammer.ucla.edu). It was a perfect way to discover this part of L.A., and the threemile walk provided great exercise, as well. All of the Kimpton hotels oﬀer a wine hour from 5-6 p.m., which is especially nice after an afternoon out and about. That evening we enjoyed a risotto and seared salmon dinner at the Palomar’s signature restaurant, BLVD , which was excellent. And the views out over the L.A. basin were fantastic from our 18thﬂoor room. The following day we made a quick visit to the Santa Monica Pier and a leisurely stroll along the boardwalk to Venice and then around the town’s absolutely stunning canals before heading a bit east on Wilshire Boulevard for a second night at the Kimpton’s Hotel Wilshire (hotelwilshire.com), located near Museum Row. Both hotels oﬀer a clean, modern style that is simple and elegant, with the Palomar oﬀering citywide views from the southern rooms and the Wilshire a spectacular panorama of the Sunset Strip and Hollywood Hills. The Roof, as the restaurant on the top of the Hotel Wilshire is called, is one of the best spots for an evening dinner or relaxed breakfast that I’ve ever experienced, with outdoor tables surrounding a small pool and views in all directions. Though not quite as elegant a neighborhood as Westwood, Wilshire has plenty to explore on foot. The L.A. County Museum of Art (lacma.org) and La Brea Tar Pits (tarpits.org) complex are just two blocks away,
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FOOTLOOSE: (clockwise, from top left) The author’s L.A. tour included a visit to Venice Beach, where graffiti covered walls, trash bins, and even palm trees; dinner at The Roof restaurant atop the Hotel Wilshire; lunch at 800 Degrees in Westwood; and a stroll past Royce Hall on the UCLA campus.
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and a loop walk up Fairfax Avenue to the city’s original Farmers Market (farmersmarketla.com) and the The Grove (thegrovela.com) shopping center makes for a great outing. The Grove is a captivating twist on what a shopping mall should look like, and lunch at the Cheesecake Factory was the perfect topping to the afternoon. In the evening, if you want to venture out, the Sunset Strip, Melrose Avenue, and Hollywood Boulevard are just a few miles away. After a quiet breakfast at The Roof on the last day of our three-day trip, we spent the morning exploring Rodeo Drive and its beyond-the-pale elegance, Sunset Boulevard from the to the beach, and then a relaxed drive home along Highway . Thanks to the Kimpton car-free packages and the slow pace that exploring an area on foot brings with it, we not only found our L.A. experience fun but are looking forward to doing it again.
For more information about the carfree packages offered by the Kimpton hotels in L.A., call the Hotel Palomar at (800) 472-8556 or the Hotel Wilshire at (866) 650-2154. march 27, 2014
The Art of C.G. Jung’s Red Book An Exhibition Sponsored by Pacifica Graduate Institute
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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. 103 for additional information or visit www.pacifica.edu
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Hoops and High Flying
S.B. High School Girls’ Basketball Goes to CIF Finals; Cheerleaders Head to USA Nationals
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by John Zant f you’ve been around Santa Barbara High’s J.R. Richards Gym lately, you’ve heard the cheers get really loud and seen the tears ﬁll bright young eyes. It’s been a special time at the old school. This weekend, two SBHS teams are poised to go as high and as far as they can possibly go — the Dons girls’ basketball team in the CIF State Finals, and the competition cheer squad in the USA (United Spirit Association) Nationals
The Dons will face the Modesto Christian Crusaders in the Division III girls’ basketball championship game Friday, March 28, at 2 p.m., at Sleep Train Arena, home of the Sacramento Kings. Since the State CIF started pairing oﬀ the best teams from Southern and Northern California in 1981, this is the ﬁrst time a Santa Barbara school will play for the ultimate title. Two boys’ teams fell a game short — Dos Pueblos High losing a regional ﬁnal to Servite in 1990 and Santa Barbara bested by L.A. Fremont in 1991. The Dons girls ﬁnally broke through the regional barrier last Saturday, scoring a 58-48 victory over Santa Margarita. They will take a 30-5 record and an 11-game winning streak into Friday’s game. Andrew Butcher cannot explain how this team has survived the pressure cooker of the post-season play-oﬀs better than any other in the 32 years he has coached girls’ basketball at SBHS. “We’re playing teams that are bigger than us and stronger than us,” he said,“and I don’t know how we’re winning these games.” Maybe he would ﬁnd it hard to write down a speciﬁc formula for success, but some qualities can be discerned.
TALENT: Amber Melgoza, a scintillating 59 sopho-
more, can score from anywhere, like Kobe Bryant when he was healthy. She averages 22.2 points a game, and she rang up 40, 38, and 34 points in recent play-oﬀ contests. Desiria Coleman, the team’s only senior starter, is a rock-solid point guard; junior Jocelin Petatan is a dogged defender who plays bigger than her 56; sophomore Jada Howard spearheads a press that piles up 17 steals a game; and 58 freshman Kimberly Gebhardt has an uncanny ability to come up with rebounds.
BRING IT ON: SBHS’s cheer team won the championship at the USA Nationals in 2012 and 2013, but that was in the novice division. They are at nationals again this year, but this time as intermediates. They will compete in the more demanding division this weekend at the Anaheim Convention Center.
JUST KEEP WINNING: “We’re playing teams that are bigger than us and stronger than us, and I don’t know how we’re winning these games,” said SBHS girls’ basketball coach Andrew Butcher of his winning team. Last week, the Dons beat Mount Miguel from San Diego County, securing the Southern California CIF championship. They play for the state title against Modesto Christian’s Crusaders Friday, March 28.
TOGETHERNESS: All 14 players on the Dons’ roster are made to feel involved and important. “The kids on the bench can destroy a team,” Butcher said.“Did you see the Duke bench [in Mercer’s NCAA upset of the Blue Devils]? They looked scared and nervous. We’re intent on playing with joy.” The Dons picked up that theme from Angela Munoz, a player on the 1984 team, who sent Butcher a letter. “I read it to the team. She said to make sure the kids play with joy. Joy is our favorite player, our 15th man.”
said.“Communication is the main thing. It’s more important than practice.” Butcher has been known to communicate in amusing ways.“Coach is a diﬀerent guy,” Petatan said.“He uses a lot of analogies. Once he told us he was in NASCAR and had to ﬁx the tires in 10 seconds. I guess he was telling us every second counts.” Butcher’s own high school basketball career could be measured in seconds. He made the varsity in his senior year (197576) at Santa Barbara and rode the bench. “I was the worst player who ever played for [coach Jack] Trigueiro,” he said, “but I learned a lot about basketball.” He studied biology at UCSB and entered the erstwhile coaching minor program. He and a friend, Scott Blakey, started coaching the Dons in 1982. “They were desperate for somebody to coach girls,” Butcher said. Blakey eventually moved on. Butcher, who earns income from property management, stayed, and he’s still here, enjoying what he calls “the season that never ends.”
TEACHING: “We try to do all things correctly,” Butcher
TOUGHNESS: Butcher describes Melgoza as “a great competitor to go along with her talent.” During a recent game, he said, “She couldn’t breathe, like she had asthma.‘I’m okay,’ she said. I found out later that another player had hauled oﬀ and hit her in the stomach. Amber’s response was to go on a scoring binge. They should be nice to her.”
said. “It’s better if you don’t get out of bed rather than go out and develop bad habits.” His assistant coaches are Jess Martinez, whose 40 years of experience include head coaching at ﬁve diﬀerent schools, and Carlina Gonzalez, a former Carpinteria player.“Carlina is great talking to the girls,” Butcher
Santa Barbara’s cheer team won the varsity show championship at the USA Nationals in 2012 and 2013, but now it is facing a new challenge. Those titles were in the novice division, and this weekend the team will compete in the more demanding intermediate division at the Anaheim Convention Center.
“Our novice scores were ridiculously high, and it was getting to be,‘We know we’re going to win,’” said Jenn Lemons, the Dons head coach.“That had to stop.” While the cheerleaders still fulﬁll their roles as fan energizers at athletic events, the competitive performances prove them to be athletes in their own right. The school recognizes them as such.“These dedicated athletes work hard to master their techniques,” said SBHS athletic director Joe Chenoweth. “I always had this girl thing, and that got me into cheerleading,” co-captain Arielle Moorman said.“I had no idea how physical it is. It’s a huge contact sport.” “It was kind of a shock when we started practicing,” said Indi Garcia, the other co-captain. “I never knew how out of shape I was.” And she never expected she would sport a black eye from cheerleading. Moorman, Garcia, and Claire Lindstrom are the three seniors on the 29-member varsity cheer team. Lindstrom, who excels at tumbling, is also a league champion diver. When cheerleaders talk about baskets, it’s not a ball going through a hoop. It’s the stunt where they throw their teammates, known as ﬂyers, up in the air.“You have to catch them coming down,” Moorman said.“Our arms are linked in a basket.” If they miss, she said,“We back up and give the ﬂyer space if she can’t breathe.” Then there are the pyramids: towers of bodies holding each other up. It would seem that the petite Garcia would be the girl at the top, but she declined the role.“I’m afraid of heights,” she said.“I lift other people now.” Lindstrom said moving up to the intermediate division has enabled the team to be more creative and daring.“There are fewer restrictions than at the novice level,” she said. The Dons have been working to perfect their competitive routine. “It’s probably the longest two minutes, 30 seconds, anyone will experience,” Moorman said.“Everyone has to know their own choreography, and all of a sudden it becomes this one big picture.” The Dons cheer team will perform a public dress rehearsal — and a fundraiser to help meet expenses — Thursday, March 27, at 6 p.m. in the school gym. Then it’s on to Anaheim, while the basketball team goes the other way to Sacramento. “We have great cheerleaders, and we understand they won’t be at our game,” Andrew Butcher said.“This is their big thing.” For more sports, including a weekly highlight schedule, see independent.com/sports. march 27, 2014
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have a rule against drunk shopping. But I didn’t always. The policy sprang from necessity after attending my ﬁrst-ever school fundraising auction. Poured into an oxygen-inhibiting costume, plied with signature cocktails, and woozy from watching wealthy parents race to the bottom of bid sheets, I lost my shizz and wound up owing $500 for a one-night chocolate fountain rental. Five hundred dollars. For wet chocolate. When sobriety surfaced, I literally wept with panic. What had I done?! I had a young kid, a new mortgage, a mediocre salary, and, like, six friends — none of whom were likely to pay $83 each to lap gurgling goo from a humming appliance atop my hand-me-down kitchen table. No, you know how this ends. I took a bath on that chocolate fountain. And possibly … also … in it, but that’s my business. A dozen years and as many auctions later — at Cabarets and Carnivals, through the Enchanted Forest, and aboard the Orient Express — I’ve learned to sip my wine and hide my bid number. But I can’t say I’ve learned to love the annual campus clusterfund that is the school auction. At public and private schools alike, parent organizations have discovered a magic formula for drumming up those hard-to-scrounge dollars for art supplies, ﬁeld trips, and PE teachers. It turns out that alcohol + shopping + the opportunity to one-up one another while sporting a SPANX Boostie-Yay (look it up) = an irresistible pastiche of delights to the socially stagnating parents of gradeschoolers. Throw in the chance to rock a Mardi Gras masque, and stand back — even preschool parents are pounding mint juleps and scribbling checks faster than you can say, “Show us your tots!” To be fair, a lot of good comes by Starshine from school auctions. They raise big money. They foster admirable cooperation among the motley members of a campus community, who email: email@example.com hurl themselves zealously into soliciting auction-item donations, budgeting for appetizers, and crafting centerpieces. And the ﬁrst time you see two dads vying for the school’s Big Spender Parking Spot in the live auction, it’s as riveting as being on safari, watching male gorillas puﬀ up, snort, and beat their chests to impress any females in earshot. “That’s $800! Do I hear $1,000? One thousand dollars to the gentleman with the banana! Do I hear $1,200? Twelve hundred dollars to park your Tesla where everyone will see it and wish they were you? Yessir! You’re the big ape on campus!” It hurts to watch. But you can’t look away. After a couple of years, though, it all starts to seem absurd — and ineﬃcient. So much time and eﬀort. So many binders and spreadsheets. It’s like when your kids want to set up a lemonade stand, so you buy the cups, teach them to juice lemons, help them sketch signs, and then spend a week wiping sticky spots from the counters, all so they can feel accomplished and successful for hauling in $3.75. It’s a lot like that. “Can’t we be spared the stupidity,” moans a friend of mine, “and just raise everyone’s tuition by 100 bucks for a couple of months and be done with it?” Sing it, sister. If I promise to hand over what I’d spend on a dress, a sitter, a few raﬄe tickets, the valet, and a $25 gift certiﬁcate to the local pizza joint that I’d pay $40 for … can I just stay home and binge-watch True Detective? Another friend says what irks her most is that her son’s school spends a month of legit class time creating self-portraits that the parents must then buy. Artwork that isn’t purchased at the auction is hung up in the oﬃce on what the parents secretly call the “wall of shame.” The horror! Drunk shopping is one thing. But when it comes to shame shopping, there are no rules …
TOMORROW 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!
SAT MAR 29 7:00PM & SUN MAR 30 3:00PM “AKAHI” Hula Anyone presents this enchanting evening of Hawaiian music & dances with collaborative pieces from Harout and Company & Rose Marie Cruz. Dancers will be accompanied by renowned Singer/Songwriter John Cruz, Carl Villaverde Master Ukelele & Guitarist T. Dan Hofstedt. For more info & tickets please visit www.lobero.com or call 805-963-0761. See you there!
NEXT MONTH SAT APR 5 2:00PM “SENIORS HAVE TALENT” The Center for Successful Aging presents this
variety show featuring singers, dancers, musicians & comedy acts by talented seniors in our community. The show will also feature intergenerational acts with seniors & young people. For additional information & tickets please visit: www.seniors-have-talent.org or call 805-963-8080. Join us for this fabulously fun event!
NEXT MONTH APR 26 7:00PM “THE FAB FOUR - THE ULTIMATE TRIBUTE” Montecito Bank &
Trust and Seymour Duncan present the group the LA Times calls “The Best Beatles Band on Earth” to help celebrate our 10 Year Anniversary with one amazing show, followed by a gathering of food & friends in our courtyard. Tickets are $35 and available at www.lobero.com/events/the-fab-four or call 805-963-0761 and include the concert and after party. For more info please visit www.thefabfour.com. Come help us celebrate 10 years of success!
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he only chance to meet a vast and varied collection of the Central Coast’s best below-theradar winemakers is this weekend in Solvang, when the California Garagiste’s “Southern Exposure” experience brings together more than 60 wineries to pour their small-batch bottlings. Five involved vintners sent wines my way to give a sampling of what to expect, and they were consistent with what I’ve come to expect of the annual oﬀering: thoroughly unique wines, made by creative people who care, showing that attention to detail and fearless experimentation make for interesting drinking.
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Zach Jarosz represent the epitome of garagistes, in that their inspiration for making wine came from realizing that a certain Wine Spectator Wine of the Year was made by someone who owned neither a winery nor vineyard. That broke down “the barriers,” said Sergy, whose day job is as president of Laurel Canyon Productions, but he admits they turned out “quite daunting anyway.” None of that struggle is reﬂected in the wines: The 2013 grenache-based rosé from Watch Hill Vineyard in Los Alamos is racy but ﬂavorful in a Provençallike style, and the 2012 “Dissident” blend of Stolpman Vineyard syrah and grenache in Ballard Canyon boasts a rosy nose before unleashing meaty black fruits. See archiumcellars.com.
Carucci Wines: True garagistes tend to be moon-
lighters in the wine biz, and that’s true for Eric and Lindsay Carucci — he’s in ﬁnance and she’s a teacher in Orange County during the day.“Everything I know, I learned from asking an extraordinary amount of questions and experimentation in the cellar,” said Eric, who tries to source his Rhône varietals from the coolest spots he can. That’s led to their 2012 White Hawk Vineyard viognier, with soft peach, lemon essence, and salted honey, and the 2010 syrah from Thompson Vineyard, whose earthy, mossy nose sinks deep into dark ﬂavors like mocha and coﬀee. See carucciwines.com.
Desparada Wines: Vailia Esh blames the cold of her former home in Toronto and the warmth of the people she met traveling in Nicaragua for her foray into the wine business, in which she’s worked in most every corner — importer, buyer, server, compliance expert — before starting her own brand in 2009. Desparada is drenched in artistic sentiments, from the more whimsical to the deeply beautiful, and the wines show a tremendous sense of power and expression: The 2013 Borealis..E MORE sauvignon blanc from McGinley FOOD Vineyard in Happy Canyon is full of papaya, banana, and pleasant SEE P. 69
tropicality, and the ambitious, even exotic red blends Sackcloth & Ashes and Borderlands are still a tad young but sure to evolve for years to come, with deep tannins, ample oak presence, and emerging fruits steadily morphing into downright memorable bottles. See desparada.com. Turiya Wines: A broken heart turned Orcutt native
Angela Soleno onto wine, and she learned under winemakers at Consilience, Booker, and L’Aventure before studying at Allan Hancock College and jumping in with her ﬁrst vintage in 2008, choosing to name her brand after the highest state of consciousness where “reality and truth are harmonious.” She’s a fan of aged wines, so these 2008s — all sourced from Camp Vineyard in Santa Ynez, though she’s expanded to other properties in subsequent years — are just emerging from her cellar, including a syrah (with wet-dog leatheriness and a plum-pie ﬂavor), a cabernet (deliciously chalky cherry), and the “Perpetual Bliss” blend of syrah and cabernet (super-soft with cola, cinnamon, and yeastiness pulling each varietal apart). See turiyawines.com.
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winemakers, Cris Carter took a fairly traditional route to winemaking via school at UC Davis, and yet he decided on making beer for a living at Golden Road Brewing in Los Angeles, with this pinot-noir-focused project his side gig. Expect that to change, for this ﬁrst vintage of Weatherborne — the name is a nod to his family’s aviation history — from the John Sebastiano Vineyard in the Sta. Rita Hills is tremendous: raspberry on the nose, nice brown spice, and brilliant acidity yet with long-lasting fruit ﬂavors. See weatherborne.com.
California Garagiste’s “Southern Exposure” starts with a pizza party
at Cecco on Friday night, March 28, followed by grand tastings on Saturday and Sunday. See californiagaragistes.com for tickets and info.
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heater doesn’t come much more universal than Hamlet, the “poem unlimited” that many people consider the greatest work of literature of any kind. And directors don’t come much more global than John Blondell, who, along with the rest of the Lit Moon Theatre Company, has been crafting modern interpretations of Shakespeare all over the world for decades. From Montecito to Macedonia, Bitola to Beijing, and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London, Blondell has traveled tirelessly (with his family, no less) to direct these shows and be part of an extraordinary international community of roving Shakespeareans. After being invited to participate in the Globe’s project for the London Olympics in 2012, Blondell returned to teaching at Westmont College in 2013, only to be recognized yet again. When the Kennedy Center recently held its annual College Theater Festival, The Pirates of Penzance that Blondell created along with his wife and collaborator Victoria Finlayson earned three awards: Distinguished Production of a Musical, Distinguished Scenography for a Musical for Danila Korogodsky, and Distinguished Director of a Musical for Blondell himself. While some people might seize this occasion as an excuse to rest on such
SPOTLIGHT ON: Victoria Finlayson (above) stars in Lit Moon Theatre Company’s new production of Hamlet. The company presents Shakespeare’s famous play at Center Stage Theater this week.
luxuriant laurels, Blondell does not do rest — he does theater. This weekend one of Lit Moon’s most distinctive “signature” pieces comes to life again, when Hamlet gets some new Santa Barbara artists in the cast. Jeﬀ Mills takes on the title role this time out, as the company prepares for October, when Lit Moon will travel to Beijing to present their Hamlet at the National Theatre of China. In conversation earlier this week, the director conﬁded that the new production, while retaining the fundamentals of Milon Kalis’s brilliant set design, will move forward and evolve from its original conception. The huge hanging paper wall, through which characters sometimes cut or even burst, will be back, but the show will, according to Blondell, be “more particular and psychological.” This change will be eﬀected by a strategy that combines more deliberate pacing —“a
slower pulse,” as the director describes it — and a renewed emphasis on the characters’ exposure and disclosure of interiority. Audiences can also expect to hear Jim Connolly’s distinctive musical score featured more prominently than in previous, more expressionistic productions. “Conventions in theater have a shelf life,” Blondell said as he reﬂected on the new approach.“The original version could be presented as a kind of museum piece, but that would not express the intensity of now, which is what I want.” Fans of another great playwright, take note, as Lit Moon is simultaneously developing a new production of Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard, which is slated for debut this fall. Until then, Lit Moon’s Hamlet comes to Center Stage Theater ( Paseo Nuevo) on Thursday-Saturday nights, March 27-29. For tickets and information, call 963-0408 or visit centerstage — Charles Donelan theater.org.
FUTURE ISLANDS SINGLES
When Future Islands ﬁrst plugged in at Muddy Waters Café back in 2010, it took folks a few minutes to adjust. There in the low light, the Baltimore-based trio came out swinging — literally. Deep bass grooves butted up against pulsating synths and drum-machine staccato as frontman Sam Herring unleashed his stage persona, a stalking mix of guttural growls, poetic speak-sing, and theatrical posturing. In the four years since, the band has unleashed two phenomenal albums, a handful of EPs, and a few B-sides. But it’s the newly
unveiled Singles (their first for AD) that’s threatening to break them through to the masses. Future Islands’ draw has always been a hybridized mix of art-punk bravado and danceable hooks, and Singles boasts both of those elements in multitudes. The whole thing opens with “Seasons (Waiting on You),” a jam that almost tricks you into thinking it’s a waltz until the drums kick in, ushering an aerobic-like anthem about how time heals all wounds. Herring’s lyrics are famously romantic aﬀairs, even at their most gut-wrenching (see 2012’s On the Water), but here they seem to have a hopefully realist drive to them. Take “A Dream of You and Me,” which ﬁnds Herring intoning lines like,
“I asked myself for peace, and found it at my feet.” The fact that Singles’ 10 tracks each shine on their own speaks as much to the album’s title as it does to Future Islands’ growth as a band. It’s a record that reﬂects the long road traveled, from a band that sounds like they’ve ﬁnally arrived. — Aly Comingore
DANCEworks 2014 KICKS OFF
Spring has oﬃcially sprung, and Santa Barbara dance fans know what that means: DANCEworks is about to usher in a fresh new season. Starting next Monday, March 31, New York–based choreographer Mark Dendy and his company will spend one month in residence on the Lobero stage, creating an evening-length work of dance theater. They’ll be crafting a piece called Dystopian Distractions: a darkly comic work of social commentary that considers contemporary American culture, from the cult of celebrity to the machinery of war. As in years past, locals have a chance to join the professional dancers onstage for the culminating performance. Yet instead of appearing in a short segment of the producTHE tion, community members will be woven throughout the work. Back in February, Dendy spent one week in town selecting dancers of all ages to join in rehearsals; if you missed the boat and want to take part, there may still be a few spaces. (Email email@example.com for info.) For those who’d rather dip into the creative process, there are multiple opportunities: a master class on Monday, April 7, and a “Friday Club” for those who donate 50 or more to watch rehearsal and chat with the artists at the end of each week (April 4, 11, and 18). Those who have taken part in past residencies should mark their calendars for Friday, April 18, when there will be a DANCEworks reunion party. And anyone who supports the arts in Santa Barbara belongs at the culminating performance on Saturday, April 26, to witness the intensely athletic, wildly irreverent results. It’s rare indeed for a choreographer to spend a full month in the theater to develop new work; to be part of DANCEworks is to participate in the legacy of American dance making. For tickets, call 963-0761 or visit lobero .com. To learn more about DANCEworks, check out sbdanceworks .com, and for more on Mark Dendy Projects, head to markdendy.com. — Elizabeth Schwyzer
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LOVE, JEALOUSY, AND THE HAND OF FATE
C ARMEN AT THE GRANADA THEATRE
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w e l v e figures present themselves to the viewer in Chris Baker’s large (106� × 132�) new painting “Pacific” — 13 if you count the chicken. They’re mostly recognizable California types, and with the brilliant sunshine, modern architecture, and laid-back style of their setting, they could hardly Baker’s “The Night Watch be anywhere else. At the center Abstracted” of this majestic, brilliant-hued composition, a guy with a white beard almost holds the attention of a dude in baggy shorts, a red shirt, and a sombrero. To the left, children frolic, and to the right, a trio plays music, deﬁning the image’s limits. Other characters occupy the middle, too, like the blonde in the yellow sundress, or the plaid-shirt man with the ball cap. White beard even has a sort of echo in the form of another white bearded man who stands behind him, gesticulating. Generous with color and light, the picture combines an old-world sense of grace and complexity in its composition with a fresh palette that is worthy of David Hockney at his best. What’s not immediately apparent, and what makes Baker’s work so interesting and special, is that the inspiration for Pacific, which occupies one entire wall of the gallery, comes not from the likes of Hockney’s iconic “Beverly Hills Housewife” of 1966 but rather from Rembrandt’s much, much more iconic “The Night Watch” of 1642. Hanging on the wall opposite “Paciﬁc” is another of Baker’s large new paintings, the 48� × 72� “The Night Watch Abstracted” (2014). Elsewhere on the walls and in the gallery’s ﬂat ﬁles, myriad examples, each executed in a diﬀerent idiom, all point to the same conclusion — Baker is obsessed by “The Night Watch.” If you’re a painter and you are going to become obsessed with a single great painting,“The Night Watch” is the way to go. Packed with endless information not only about the merry band of sitters, who weren’t watching anything when they commissioned the picture from Rembrandt, but also about the possibilities of painting, its visual interest feels unlimited. In his abstracted version, Baker remains remarkably faithful to the arrangement of the ﬁgures in the original but lets loose within that with a tour de force of painterly distortions. Dragging a scraper across many of the ﬁgures with a light touch and a sure hand, Baker introduces the kind of horizontal smears one associates with a sticky printing roller — or the abstractions of Gerhard Richter. Baker employs other postmodern painting gestures here, as well, and a side-by-side comparison of his painting with Rembrandt’s original in digital reproduction reveals that such techniques as the incorporation of hard, stencil-edged fragments of negative space are in fact nothing new, as Rembrandt was using them in the 17th century. In a brief artist’s statement accompanying the show, Baker suggests that his project is best understood as a search for order through observation of and meditation on Rembrandt’s sublime sense of composition. While ordinary artists are often reluctant to acknowledge their inﬂuences out of an anxiety that they may be second best, for Baker, the inﬂuence of Rembrandt would appear to induce a kind of ecstasy. With Pacific, he emerges from the long shadow of ■ “The Night Watch” into the bright light of his own imagination.
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FOLLOWING TRADITION: Many of the dances Shen Yun Performing Arts will bring to Santa Barbara this week portray ancient Chinese legends.
Shen Yun Brings Classical Chinese Dance to the World
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iven its huge land mass, ethnic diversity, and dynastic history, China boasts some of the world’s greatest cultural riches. From pottery, textiles, paintings, and architecture to music, dance, and opera, China has a 5,000-year-old legacy of reﬁned artistic output. Yet the communist Cultural Revolution of the 1960s and ’70s threatened to destroy the very art forms, religious traditions, and regional distinctions that make China such a vibrant nation. As a result, many of the artists and organizations that work to keep those traditions alive today are located outside of China. Among them is Shen Yun Performing Arts, a nonproﬁt group founded eight years ago in upstate New York. The troupe’s aim is to preserve the techniques and artistry of Chinese classical dance, and to transmit the beauty of the form to an international audience. This weekend, the group makes its Santa Barbara debut. One might expect that a company based in the United States would produce a less-than-authentic Chinese product, but Shen Yun prides itself on maintaining the traditions of classical Chinese dance in a way that simply isn’t done within China, where the inﬂuence of communist rule continues to limit artistic expression. “The Cultural Revolution was really an anti-cultural revolution of sorts,” explained Shen Yun Master of Ceremonies Kelly Wen in a recent phone interview.“Temples, statues, and books were burned and destroyed. Many arts were forbidden. For artists, it was like a sudden persecution, but they retained stories and traditions in their hearts. When these artists moved abroad, they had the opportunity to continue their work.” One of the epicenters of Chinese classical dance today is the Fei Tian Academy of the Arts, located in Cuddebackville, New York. That’s where many of Shen Yun’s members undergo years of arduous training before joining the company. According to Wen, most classical dance taught within China is blended with techniques of Western ballet, jazz, and other nonindigenous forms; at Fei Tian, they’re serious about preserving the purity of the form. The majority of Shen Yun dancers are Chinese but have grown up elsewhere — in Taiwan, France, England, and the United States, among other countries. The same is true of the members of the Shen Yun Orchestra, who will play live at the Granada this weekend. The orchestra is composed of both Western and Chinese instruments, including the two-stringed ﬁddle known as an erhu, and a hand-plucked pipa or lute. Between the musicians, dancers, and production crew, Shen Yun tours with about 100 members. The company’s costume designers research ethnic dress from various eras of Chinese history before creating original handmade garments, many from silk. To add to the visual spectacle, this production uses an animated backdrop, designed to transport the audience to diﬀerent regions of China and eras of Chinese history, from the open grassy plains of what is now Mongolia to the lavish imperial courts of the Tang (618-907) and Qing (1644-1912) dynasties. Given the vast scope of this two-hour production, it’s helpful to have a master of ceremonies to orient viewers. For Wen, introducing audiences around the world to the best of Chinese culture is a great honor. “A lot of younger Chinese people today can’t call upon their ancient culture, because they grew up under the regime,” she noted.“Luckily, we’ve been able to revive those traditions.You can have rules about the arts, but artists will eventually ﬁnd freedom of expression.” 4·1·1 Shen Yun will perform at the Granada Theatre (1214 State St.) on Saturday, March 29, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 30, at 2 and 7 p.m. For tickets, call 899-2222 or visit granadasb.org.
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here’s a charming formality to John Hodgman. At least on the telephone, the droll humorist and actor speaks in full sentences that are both grammatically correct and extremely precise.
For instance, if you note that he grew up outside of Boston, his reply is polite but ﬁrm.
“If I may correct you, I would not say ‘outside of Boston,’” he insists. “I was born in Cambridge and raised in Brookline, Massachusetts, which is surrounded on three sides by Boston. So I would say I was born and raised encircled by Boston.” That persnickety clariﬁcation helps explain the origins of his alter-ego, the know-it-all who actually knows next to EXPERT OPINION: The Daily Show ’s John Hodgman gets personal nothing. Such a persona — he is for his new one-man show, I Stole Your Dad , which comes to Jon Stewart’s “resident expert” Campbell Hall on April 1. on The Daily Show — comes naturally when you grow up surrounded by, in Hodgman’s words,“tweedy pedants.” And that was suﬃcient to earn a degree in literature? Hodgman, who will perform his one-man show I Stole “Oh, yeah. Pretty easily. I got a degree in literary theory Your Dad Tuesday night at UCSB’s Campbell Hall, enjoys because literature itself was far too practical. It became parodying the pedantic: His Complete World Knowledge clear to me that I was drawn to literary criticism because, trilogy contains few if any actual facts. By contrast, his new as an art of interpretation, you can make up a lot of stuﬀ.” show is largely based on his actual life. In the years that followed, “not through malice, but “I think I am, in many ways, a fairly typical only child, through sheer enthusiasm,” Hodgman insinuated his way in that I’m a member of the super-smart-narcissist-afraid- into the worlds of book publishing, where he worked as of-conﬂict club,” he says. “I never had any siblings to tell a literary agent for Dave Eggers’s McSweeney’s, and his me my ideas were dumb, so I grew up believing my ideas own book, The Areas of My Expertise. “That brought me were good. I also never had any siblings I could rehearse to The Daily Show, which brought me to Apple Computer arguments with. That’s where the fear of conﬂict comes [he played the PC in those Mac-versus-PC ads], which from. It is the dream of every only child to be a 35-year-old brought me to Battlestar Galactica, to giving the Vulcan independent bachelor. For various psychological reasons, salute to the President of the United States and so many only children prefer to leapfrog over the awkwardness of other completely implausible situations.” Like becoming a best-selling author.“I was a writer for a adolescence, and the discovery of sexuality, and get to a point in adulthood where they don’t need to think about long time because I felt it was impractical for me to become those things. I deployed this neurosis very eﬀectively in a performer,” he says. “But when I became a performer, I many diﬀerent ways, including discovering very early on realized it was something I always wanted to do. When the world failed to end in 2012 [as he, and the Mayan calendar, how to insinuate myself into the world of adults.” The ﬁrst fruit of that particular talent was the volunteer predicted], and after I had ﬁnished writing my ﬁnal book job that kick-started his career. While still in high school, of complete world knowledge, I ﬁnished what had been my Hodgman spun records from 5-7 p.m. Fridays (“drive core creative project as a writer. I had a huge hole to ﬁll. I time,” he notes) on WMFO, the college radio station of realized the way I wanted to ﬁll it was to develop material nearby Tufts University. to perform. What I’ll be performing in Santa Barbara is the “I loved radio and still do,” he says.“There was a teacher culmination of my ﬁrst year of writing material speciﬁcally at my high school who had a radio show on WMFO, to be performed. It may never be written down. What I love which devoted a certain part of its airtime to student and about performance is that you conjure a moment between community deejays. What they meant by ‘community’ yourself and the audience that is never truly replicable. The was adults talking about issues that related to the citizens material I’m performing is designed to live in that space.” of that community. What they did not mean was a precocious, weird 17-year-old who found a way to worm his way onto the schedule to play the same Tom Waits and Billy Arts & Lectures presents John Bragg songs over and over again, and yet it happened!” Hodgman at UCSB’s Campbell Hodgman’s next stop was Yale, where he recalls spendHall on Tuesday, April 1, at ing countless hours “wandering through libraries and 8 p.m. For tickets and info, call 893-3535 thinking up things at random. I’d read about half of what I or visit artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu. needed to know and decide I knew enough.”
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Ensemble Theatre Company Does Metamorphoses by Charles Donelan
he Roman poet Ovid may be the single most fertile source of mythological inspiration in all of antiquity. His 15-book, 12,000-verse poetic masterpiece, Metamorphoses, refers to 250 diﬀerent myths and has been a source for writers all over the world ever since it was ﬁrst published in 8 ce. Next week, a 21st-century stage adaptation of Metamorphoses, created by the playwright and scholar Mary Zimmerman, will unfold on the New Vic stage as the third oﬀering in Ensemble Theatre Company’s 2014 season. Zimmerman is known for her uncanny ability to bring ancient myths to life in the context of the modern stage, and for this production, Ensemble artistic director Jonathan Fox will team with PCPA choreographer Michael Jenkinson on a highly physical and thoroughly new staging that’s intended to top what has been done with this frequently produced show in the UPDATING OVID: Maya Lynne Robinson portrays past. For Ensemble, this Metamorphoses repreAdonis’s mother, Myrrha, in Ensemble Theatre sents the fulﬁllment of a dream that began when Company’s production of Metamorphoses. the New Vic was still in its planning stage, as the production will incorporate a large pool of water onstage, an element that would have been impossible to What attracted you to this production? I love include back when the company’s shows were staged at it that Ensemble as a company is willing to bring rich, the Alhecama Theatre. Recently we spoke with Jenkinson relatively unknown pieces to life. The [New Vic] theater is wonderful. It gives everyone the space to be comfortable as about his work as the show’s movement director. an audience member, but there’s still not a bad seat in the You just came from rehearsal. What is happen- house. One thing to know about this production though ing now? We are jumping in and doing big pieces. We — the people seated in the front row will get ponchos because of their proximity to the pool. are building the arc.
I hear there will be a pool full of water onstage. Is that necessary? Yes. For the record, if you are doing this show, you need the pool.
How many people are in the cast? And will there be an original score? The show requires nine
actors. And yes, we have the composer John Zalewski with us in rehearsal, and he is creating an original score right alongside us.
You are a successful choreographer, but for this show, you are billed as a “movement director.” What’s the difference? The movement director
lives someplace between dance and theater. The show is abstract in some ways because the myths are presented in glimpses and episodes that come together to make a whole rather than following a single plot all the way through. Each actor plays multiple roles, and as movement director, working closely with the stage director, Jonathan [Fox], I take on diﬀerent scripted moments and give them a visual presence. For example, there’s a scene in which an older woman magically becomes younger, and I worked with the actress to ﬁnd a physical movement to represent that transformation.
So then it’s not like the kind of metamorphoses one ordinarily thinks of, where people turn into trees? Actually, at one point, someone does become a tree, so there’s that, too. There are all kinds of metamorphoses in the show.
Are you using improvisation to create the movement in rehearsal? The ideas and the images
we are using are mostly in the script, but I’m also working from the actors’ impulses and letting those take us into the scenes. I wouldn’t call it strictly traditional improv, but there are elements of it.
What can you say about the cast? The cast is
diverse in age, ethnicity, and experience, but what unites them is their ability to say “yes” to what’s happening onstage. There are lots of big asks in this show. It is quite physically demanding. There’s plenty of lifting, and we are aiming to make this the most physical production of Metamorphoses yet. It will be a uniquely Santa Barbara version of the play.
What do audiences need to know about the play in order to understand it? Remarkably little. The writing is so accessible and contemporary that it works for our 21st-century ears. The humor is easy to understand, yet there’s no doubt that people will be really touched by the stories. And from the perspective of the visuals, it’s powerful. A man with wings represents Eros, and it comes across as entirely relevant to our everyday lives. It’s honest, and it taps into and reﬂects the loneliness that many people experience today.
What has it been like stepping into the position of movement director? This is the ﬁrst time that I’ve done staging for a play like this. The collaboration is fun, and I enjoy working from language rather than from preset choreography and music. There’s not a lot of ego in the room, which is great. We are all just pushing to ﬁnd the best way to tell this story, and the only rule is there’s no settling. “Good enough” is not good enough. Every bit of it should be great.
Metamorphoses runs Thursday, March 27 - Sunday, April 13, at the New Victoria Theater (33 W. Victoria St.). For tickets and information, call 965-5400 or visit etcsb.com.
Inaugural Diana and Simon Raab Writer-in-Residence An Evening with
FREE THU, APR 10 / 8 PM / UCSB CAMPBELL HALL The unlikely offspring of Anton Chekhov and Judd Apatow, award-winning author and satirist Gary Shteyngart (Super Sad True Love Story and Absurdistan) is laugh-out-loud “funny, heartbreaking and soul-baring” (The Seattle Times). In his new memoir, Little Failure, he shares his immigrant experience with self-deprecating humor, affecting insights and literary bravado. Books will be available for purchase and signing
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Past and Present
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MOODY BLUES: Joseph Fuqua (left) plays the hard-drinking James Tyrone Jr. in Eugene O’Neill’s 1943 drama, A Moon for the Misbegotten. Rebekah Tripp (right) costars as the feisty Josie.
Te Deum Lux Aeterna
A Moon for the Misbegotten. At Rubicon Theatre, Wednesday, March 19. Shows through Sunday, April 6. Reviewed by Tom Jacobs
JoAnne Wasserman, Conductor
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Long Night’s Journey into Day
Discover Your Passion… at the Center.
he program for the Rubicon Theatre Company’s impressive production of A Moon for the Misbegotten includes a glossary of slang terms used by the characters. But while younger patrons will appreciate its precise deﬁnitions of rotgut and heebie-jeebies, Eugene O’Neill’s 1943 drama has become dated in ways that go beyond its language. The master American dramatist’s ﬁnal work has many of his familiar themes — family dysfunction, class conﬂict, and the agony of addiction — but they are presented here in a stale, sexist context, in which the men are sinners and the women are either virgins or whores. What’s more, the climactic revelation — the horrible deed that has driven the central character to drink himself nearly to death — has lost its shock value over the decades. In today’s more psychologically aware culture, it seems like the easily forgivable act of a grief-stricken man. While time has drained Moon of much of its power, the Rubicon production perfectly captures its many moods. Director Jenny Sullivan, who just staged a superb Good People for the Ensemble Theatre earlier this year, again coaxes ﬁne performances from her cast while displaying a near-perfect sense of pacing. Joseph Fuqua stars as James Tyrone Jr., a stand-in for O’Neill’s older brother. (The entire family is portrayed in the playwright’s masterpiece, Long Day’s Journey into Night.) A playboy who makes his home in New York, James pays a visit to a small New England farm he owns, which is managed by Irish immigrant Phil Hogan (Granville van Dusen) and his feisty daughter Josie (Rebekah Tripp). The Hogans have a comfortable relationship with their landlord, but they sense that this visit is somehow diﬀerent. Phil, an amusing character who uses his considerable verbal gifts to get away with anything he can, fears that James is selling the farm to a hated neighbor. But a scheme he cooks up with his daughter to get revenge proves pointless when Josie realizes that James’s obvious despair has nothing to do with buying or selling land. He needs to bare his soul, which he eventually does. Drinking hard and longing for death, Fuqua’s James is a genuinely haunted man; his blank stare can send shivers down your spine, and Van Dusen’s lively earthiness makes an excellent contrast. Tripp puts on a tough-girl act for the ﬁrst half of the play before movingly letting her façade slip in the ﬁnal scenes. She hardly ﬁts Josie’s self-description (“an overgrown lump of a woman”), but then, that’s more a reﬂection of the character’s low self-esteem than an actual physical depiction. Thomas Giamario’s set is evocative, but the awkward placement of the entryway to the Hogans’ home is problematic. Marcy Froehlich’s costumes are ﬁne, but shouldn’t these hardscrabble farmers have more dirt on their clothes? ■
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The Pacifica Experience ALL IN THE FAMILY: Sister and brother Sara (far left) and Sean Watkins (third from right) were joined onstage by Sebastian Steinberg, Sarah Lee Guthrie, Johnny Irion, and Glen Phillips during Friday’s Watkins Family Hour show at the Lobero.
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e are going to be in the presence of greatness tonight,” said Sings Like Hell series curator Peggy Jones as she introduced The Watkins Family Hour last Friday night at the Lobero Theatre. The group made good on Jones’s prediction; the band, led by siblings Sara (ﬁddle) and Sean (acoustic guitar) Watkins of Nickel Creek fame, and their cohorts, which included Benmont Tench (piano) and Sebastian Steinberg (standup bass), gave a relaxed, musically delicious performance. Sara Watkins got the night oﬀ to a captivating start with “The Wrong Road Again,” a song made popular by country singer Crystal Gayle in 1974. The band did four more numbers before bringing out their ﬁrst guest, Glen Phillips. Phillips and the Watkinses have a history of playing and recording together dating back 12 years. “We’ve done a lap or two,” Phillips said with a smile. Then the trio played an acoustic version of “California Wasted,” a cut from Toad the Wet Sprocket’s recently released album New Constellation. Then came more from the Family Hour, like Sara Watkins’s heartfelt cover of Jackson Browne’s “Your Bright Baby Blues,” which proved to be an evening highlight. Later in the set list, the Watkinses turned the stage over to Sarah Lee Guthrie (Arlo’s daughter) and Johnny Irion for a couple of songs, their tight harmonies ringing brightly through the theater. All parties returned to the stage for Bob Dylan’s “Lay Down Your Weary Tune” before the Watkinses closed the show with the Grateful Dead’s lament “Brokedown Palace.” It was a festive night of laughs, storytelling, and excellent ■ music — the best family gathering anyone could ask for.
The School of Big Band Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. At the Arlington Theatre, Wednesday, March 19. Reviewed by Joseph Miller
t was certainly a sign of the heights that UCSB Arts & Lectures (A&L) has scaled when Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO) came through town last week for a three-day residency. While they gave no public performances, the greatest big band in the world, en route between performances in Los Angeles and San Francisco, exercised their signiﬁcant muscle for the causes of arts education and A&L’s $20 million endowment campaign. The JLCO may have been undercover but was by no means idle. On Monday and Tuesday, select musicians spread out to conduct ﬁve music clinics — for all three high school bands, one junior high band, and the UCSB Jazz Ensemble. A&L has long championed the educational principle that nothing can take the place of living contact with excellence, and last week’s residency was a ﬁne example of this principle at work. On Wednesday, the Arlington Theatre was ﬁlled to capacity with 2,000 elementary school children as Marsalis and the orchestra gave a lecture/demonstration titled What Is a Big Band? Marsalis demonstrated his well-known teaching savvy, engaging and holding the attention of his enormous classroom with humor, vivid images, and the basics of the brass, woodwinds, and the rhythm section, and that all-important swing. And as if that weren’t enough, Tuesday night, the whole band played for a private backyard concert/fundraiser at the Montecito home of Jim and Patricia Selbert. The Campaign for Arts & Lectures has now passed the halfway point toward its $20 million goal, and generous contributions by Michael and Anne Towbes ($750,000) and Timothy and Audrey Fisher ($500,000) were toasted. The JLCO played a set of Basie, Ellington, and Mingus, and after a break, Mar■ salis returned with a New Orleans combo.
KISS OF THE BELOVED
Asif Ali Khan
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Singer Asif Ali Khan Makes His Santa Barbara Debut Previewed by Joseph Miller
et’s throw the truth away / We’ll ﬁnd it in this kiss,” sang Bruce Springsteen in his 2002 song “Worlds Apart.” The line sounds Suﬁ enough to have come from Khayyam, Rumi, or Haﬁz. Even more so was the accompaniment, which came in the form of rhythmic, piercing laments, courtesy of Pakistani singer Asif Ali Khan. That great qawwali master, heir to the legacy of his teacher Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, will be making his Santa Barbara debut at UCSB’s Campbell Hall on April 3. Khan’s brush with American pop 12 years ago is not without irony. According to promoter Robert Browning, he is especially esteemed for maintaining the classical purity of his art at a time when drum-tracked, Bollywood semblances are everywhere. “What they’re trying to show on this tour is that traditional qawwali in its contemporary form is the true qawwali, Browning explained. “So much qawwali is being performed now as kind of Suﬁ rock. These guys are really playing in a much more traditional style — a style similar to Nusrat, similar to the Sabri Brothers before him, but still developing their own particular characteristics.” If you have never heard the term ‘qawwali’ (kuh·wah·lee), it is no wonder. The traditional Suﬁ devotional singing is rarely if ever performed in our city, which is all the more reason to experience the real thing while you can. We tend to think of J.S. Bach’s music as old (close to 300 years), but the qawwali tradition traces back more than 700 years. A qawwali ensemble, which is always all-male, includes a lead singer, in this case Khan, and a chorus of eight or so other singers and musicians, who accompany on harmonium, call-and-response, hand clapping, and drums. The singing may be in Urdu, Punjabi, or Farsi, all based on Suﬁ texts brimming with ecstatic longing for the Beloved or the splendors of wine (mystical metaphors, it is said). Khan himself has a raw energy and volume comparable to Romani or ﬂamenco singers, a powerful rhythmic diction, and a gift for improvisation. According to fellow Suﬁ practitioner and stage manager André “Snafu” Wowkonowicz, the quality of the performance depends on communication with the audience.“When Asif comes on the stage, there is some plan, [but] he will go completely with the vibration of the public,” he explained.“One month ago, he gave a concert in Paris, and nothing happened — the public and Asif didn’t make the connection. It depends. On a tour three years ago in China, Asif made ﬁve [curtain] calls, and the Chinese people were crazy about the qawwali. Three days ago [in New Zealand], the young people were kicking and dancing. Asif was so happy. When he’s completely connecting, you feel it. You see the people connecting to the music, becoming more high, more high. Whether the people are in touch with the music is very important.” The popularity of qawwali surged in Europe ahead of the U.S., Khan said, speaking in Urdu as his brother (and harmonium player) Raza Hussain translated. “France, Italy, Germany, and so many other countries, as well, Holland, England — they’ve been searching for Suﬁsm. They used to import the qawwals [singers] from Pakistan and India.” In the U.S. the music was at ﬁrst, naturally, supported by Pakistani and Indian audiences. “But they used to invite their friends to come over and listen,” Khan said,“and now we trade.” Given that 13th-century Suﬁ Jelaluddin Rumi has been the best-selling poet in the U.S. for many years, non-Muslim audiences should have no diﬃculty approaching this music, right? “It doesn’t matter,” agreed Khan,“because Suﬁsm does not rely on any religion. Suﬁsm’s for everybody because it gives the message of love, calm, and peace.”
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VIBRANT FLORA: Solo exhibition April Showers features large-scale watercolors by Erin Williams, on display at Bella Rosa Galleries during the entire month of April.
art exhibits MUSEUMS Art, Design & Architecture Museum – Artist-in-Residence Fran Siegel: Translocation and Overlay; Duke and the Masters: The Sedgwick Collection; and Alice Aycock Drawings: Some Stories Are Worth Repeating, through Apr. . University Rd., -. Beatrice Wood Ctr. for the Arts – California Fibers, through Mar. ; Journey to the Center of YOUR Earth, through Apr. . Ojai-Santa Paula Rd., Ojai, -. Casa de la Guerra – I See Beauty in This Life: A Photographer Looks at Years of Rural California, through Apr. . E. De la Guerra St., -. Casa Dolores – Tree of Life, through May ; multiple permanent installations featuring Mexican folk art. Bath St., -. Karpeles Manuscript Library and Museum – Masha Keating, through Mar. ; multiple permanent installations. W. Anapamu St., -. Lompoc Museum – Barbara Curtis: Theatre of the Mind, through June . S. H St., Lompoc, -. Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara – Almost Anything Goes: Architecture and Inclusivity and Bloom Projects: Zack Paul, Geometric Landscapes, through Apr. . Paseo Nuevo, -. Rancho La Patera/Stow House – Multiple permanent exhibits hosted by the Goleta Valley Historical Society. N. Los Carneros Rd., Goleta, -. S.B. Historical Museum – Impressions in Ink: Etchings from the Collection, through October; The Story of Santa Barbara, permanent exhibition. Free admission. E. De la Guerra St., -. S.B. Maritime Museum – Light at Point Conception: Prints by Hank Pitcher, through Sept. . Harbor Wy., #, -. S.B. Museum of Art – Alice Aycock Drawings: Some Stories Are Worth Repeating and Michelle Stuart: Drawn from Nature, through Apr. ; Heavenly Bodies, through May ; Degas to Chagall: Important Loans from the Armand Hammer Foundation and the Collection of Michael Armand Hammer and Martin Kersels’s Charm series, ongoing exhibitions. State St., -. Ty Warner Sea Ctr. – Multiple permanent installations. Stearns Wharf, -. Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art – Walking in the Spirit: American Visionary Artists, through Mar. . La Paz Rd., -. Wildling Museum – On Nature's Terms, through Apr. . -B Mission Dr., Solvang, -.
GALLERIES Architectural Foundation Gallery – Peggy Ferris: All Atwitter, through Apr. . E. Victoria St., -. Artamo Gallery – Rose Masterpol: White, through Apr. . W. Anapamu St., -. Arts Fund Gallery – Obsession, through Apr. . -C Santa Barbara St. at Yanonali St. -. Atkinson Gallery – Tim Berg and Rebekah Myers, Apr. . Cliﬀ Dr., Rm. , - x. Bella Rosa Galleries – Michael “Fish” Fisher: Boots with Soul, through Mar. ; Erin
Williams: April Showers, Apr. -. State St., -. Bronfman Family Jewish Community Ctr. – S.B. Printmakers Juried Winter Exhibition , through May . Chapala St., -. C Gallery – Peg Grady, Heidi Petersen: Line Squared, through Mar. . Bell St., Los Alamos. -. Cancer Ctr. of S.B. – Art Heals, a permanent exhibit. Pueblo St., -. Carpinteria Art Center – Shadows, Views & Hues, through Apr. . Linden Ave., Carpinteria, -. Channing Peake Gallery – Inside/Outside: Santa Barbara Art Association, through May . S.B. County Administration Bldg., E. Anapamu St., -. Divine Inspiration Gallery of Fine Art – Mike Rider: Tales from Three Cities, through Apr. . State St., -. Faulkner Gallery – Walk with Nature, through Mar. ; Faces and Places: Art Quilts by Ranell Hansen, through Mar. . E. Anapamu St. -. galerie – Erin Garcia and Allie Pohl: Peacocks in Flight, through Apr. . W. Matilija St., Ojai, -. Gallery at Brooks Institute – Nic George and Lindsey Ross: Cache-Cache, through Mar. . La Arcada, State St., -. Gallery – Jeﬀ Campbell, Robert Waxman, Attila and Eva Danila, Marie Arnold, Seraphine and Carol Dixon, through Mar. . La Arcada, State St., -. Gallery Los Olivos – Erin Williams Watercolors: Spring Fling, through Mar. . Grand Ave., Los Olivos, -. Grossman Gallery – LUSD Youth Art Month, through Mar. . Lompoc Public Library, E. North Ave., Lompoc, -. Hospice of S.B. – Tana Sommer: Color Haven, through Apr. ; permanent installations by painter Mary Heebner. Alameda Padre Serra, Ste. , -. Jane Deering Gallery – Chris Baker: Paciﬁc, through Mar. . E. Canon Perdido St., -. Marcia Burtt Studio– On Reﬂection, through May . Laguna St., -. Palm Loft Gallery – A Spring Bouquet of Hot Women, through Apr. . Palm Ave., Loft A-, Carpinteria, -. The Pickle Room – Jimmy’s in Chinatown, through Mar. . E. Canon Perdido St., -. S.B. City Hall Gallery – Pursuit of Passion: Early Santa Barbara Women Artists, through Feb. , . De La Guerra Plaza, -. S.B. Tennis Club – Joan Rosenberg-Dent, Chris Rupp, Cass Ensberg, Nancy Giﬀord, Holly Mackay, Hope Kroll, Susan Tibbles: Play, through Apr. . Foothill Rd., -. St. Mark’s-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church – Carol Carbine: Along the Water’s Edge, through Apr. . Nojoqui Ave., Los Olivos, -. Sullivan Goss, An American Gallery – Santa Barbara Old School, through Mar. ; Anya Fisher: The Freedom to Paint and In Defense of Beauty: Leon Dabo’s Floral Oils, through Apr. ; The Winter Salon, , through May ; For Real? Magical Realism in American Art and Spacks Street , Apr. June ; De Forest’s Santa Barbara; Nell Brooker Mayhew: Paintings from the Estate, and Richard Haines: Mid-Century Master, Apr. - June . E. Anapamu St., -.
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Bold moves and big ideas from Arts & Lectures Protégé of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Asif Ali Khan
Qawwali Music of Pakistan
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“The protégé has become the master of Sufi devotional music.” Time Out Sydney Asif is a superstar in his native Pakistan, remaining faithful to the sublime traditions of devotional Sufi music. To hear his pure, unbridled voice crying out above the call-and-response choruses, rhythmic hand claps, percussion and harmonium of his accompanying musicians is an exhilarating experience. Media Sponsors:
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SEX ED: Stacy Martin plays an adolescent version of the titular antiheroine in Lars von Trier’s controversy-courting Nymphomaniac: Vol. I.
Sex Ills Nymphomaniac: Vol. I. Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgård, and Stacy Martin star in a film written and directed by Lars von Trier. Reviewed by Josef Woodard
ex has prominently ﬁgured into the strange and often brilliant ﬁlmography of Danish director Lars von Trier, going back to 1996’s infamous, pre–Dogme oﬀering Breaking the Waves. But just as his ﬁlms willfully deviate from clichés and language of the cinematic medium, he plots sexual activity and perversions in unsentimental, formula-busting ways that could sometimes seem misogynistic but actually indict the culture of misogyny. With a soon-to-be-infamous new one, provocatively but accurately named Nymphomaniac (in two separate volumes), von Trier ostensibly meets the pressing subject of sex head-on. Key word: ostensibly. Yes, there will be explicit sex sprinkled throughout here. And yes, these ﬁlms are another art-house-suitable display of uncoy, brazen sex scenes on the heels of last year’s Blue Is the Warmest Color. But from another perspective, von Trier reverses the old equation of using a shabby narrative to justify the sex scenes: the nakedly carnal snippets are served here as erotic — and sometimes antierotic — joy buzzers amid deeper existential, psychological, and sociocultural questions. In other words, audiences may come for the sex but be sneakily infected with details of ﬂy-ﬁshing, the genius and enlightened numerology of Bach’s organ music, the Fibonacci series, and many other notions foreign to the realm of porn. Leave it to von Trier, the great Danish trickster and cinematic rethinker. Structurally, Nymphomania — Volume I of which is being released a week before the next “chapter,” to lure us into a serial cinema experience — follows the recollecting account of a confessed nymphomaniac named Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg), a bedraggled and bloodied 50-year-old pulled out of an alley into the home of the kindly intellectual Seligman (Stellan Skarsgård). He’s an open ear and a later-thinking conversational sparring partner as she recounts her life back to adolescence (via the spindly ﬁne actress playing her younger self, Stacy Martin). The memories stretch from a serial-casual-sex-on-a-train challenge with her teenage friend to a startling scene confronting the wife (Uma Thurman, rocking in her role) of a middle-aged man whom she has an aﬀair with. Along the way, our self-empowered heroine/antiheroine circles around an actual love interest, despite that old contemporary-consciousness ailment contained in the cry: “I can’t feel anything.” Nymphomaniac, as seen in Vol. I, anyway, is a fascinating and stylistically daring ﬁlm in itself, and one that contains echoes of continuity with previous von Trier wonders, from the avant-theatrical stagings of Dogville through the haunting existential/cosmic angst of 2011’s Melancholia. Not surprisingly, Nymphomaniac ﬁnds the intellectually restless director addressing sex and the art of cinema in beguiling, dualistic ways — anything but head-on. See you next week.
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A Lesser Glory The Grand Budapest Hotel. Ralph Fiennes, Tony Revolori, and Willem Dafoe star in a film written and directed by Wes Anderson.
Divergent. Shailene Woodley, Kate Winslet, and Theo James star in a film written by Evan Daugherty and Vanessa Taylor, based on the novel by Veronica Roth, and directed by Neil Burger. Reviewed by Josef Woodard
pparently, even in the distant postapocalyptic future, society will still be obsessed with silly reality-TV-show-like challenges and computer-gaming scenarios. Or at least that’s the rub with this mostly entertainFACTION-PACKED: Shailene Woodley (The ing but sometimes hokey and popcorny sci-ﬁ Descendants) stars opposite Theo James in Divergent, yarn, based on the teen novel by Veronica Roth based on the popular young-adult novels. and with a distinctly Hunger Games-y lay of the narrative land. After the unspeciﬁed Great War, Chicago has been wielding mind-control serum and fancy touch-screen walled oﬀ and turned into an experimental, new, and über-computer programs to facilitate an automaton police tightly regimented society broken up into factions — state and a will to wipe out the benevolent Amity cluster. Abnegation, Erudite, Amity, Dauntless, and Candor — and Meanwhile, the right-minded young Tris and a handthe luckless, homeless factionless. As in Hunger Games, some fellow named Four (Theo James), her love interest girls rock (or girl rocks) in this story about the tough and and partner in a ﬁght for good, join forces to try to save obstacle-bounding heroine Beatrice “Tris” Prior (Shailene the serum-hoodwinked marauders from exacting Evil Woodley), who has been deemed an aberrant “divergent” Kate’s scheme. Will they succeed, and can they marshal in her aptitude test: In other words, she’s an individualist individualist will against the fascistic political machinery multitasker able to function in more than one direction around them? More to the point, will they make life safe and a threat to the dystopian utopian order of the New for a sequel or three? World. Despite the big-screen pleasures — and big screen is In the foe corner, we have the ice queenly member of the the proper mode for this subtlety-be-darned blockbuster Erudite set, Jeanine (Kate Winslet), who issues such chilly wannabe — of the retro-futurist world created and the decrees as “faction before blood” and “human nature is game-to-the-death-driven plot, moments of suspended the enemy.” In a role deliciously against type for normally disbelief ultimately get in the way of a complete good time. heroic Winslet, she plays the would-be genocide architect But there are plenty of small-plate treats along the way. ■
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Reviewed by D.J. Palladino herever he goes in this wide world, it’s a sure bet Wes Anderson will ﬁnd himself. Just think of all the places he’s been: from a boys’ boarding school to the bottom of the ocean, from a piney island in New England to the middle of a Roald Dahl animal allegory. And if someone screened clips from Bottle Rocket, or The Fantastic Mr. Fox, the average ﬁlmgoer would take about nine seconds to identify the ﬁlm as Anderson’s — which is a good thing. We all need more personal WES’S WORLD: (from right) Ralph Fiennes, Tilda ﬁlmmaking, and we love all the touches, from Swinton, Tony Revolori, and Paul Schlase partially his familiar troupers like Owen Wilson and Bill populate the fictional Republic of Zubrowka in The Murray to the characteristic radar colors and Grand Budapest Hotel. childlike ﬁnesses from his unusually challenged artist protagonists. Anderson just has to step up to the plate and audiences will rally. Trans-Alpine Yodel. And the cast completes the quirky But sometimes the exotic idiosyncrasies overwhelm his scenery with great presences, like bad guys Willem Dafoe topic. Remember how much more quirky than informa- and Adrien Brody and glorious innocents Saoirse Ronan tive The Darjeeling Limited was? It happens in this ﬁlm, too. and Jude Law. Many cameos bring all the stock company It’s unmistakably part of the canon, but only secondarily into the ﬁlm. What’s missing is any real life in the hotel, though death the meditation it intends on the vicissitudes of memory. The ﬁlm is told completely in ﬂashback. And it’s not even and mayhem pop up on occasion. Anderson never takes us much concerned with the faded glory of the Hungarian on one of his patented set tours before he launches into his whimsical plot that’s all quirks and turns of comic phrase, hotel of its title. Make no mistake: Grand Budapest is beautiful in all the and there’s no big payoﬀ either. You will laugh and maybe right ways. The color-coded hostelry (a model, currently cry; it’s a ﬁlm that should not be missed, but it’s no masteron display in the ArcLight Hollywood theater lobby) piece like Rushmore or even Moonrise Kingdom was. Go nestles in a snowy kingdom that’s more picture book for the Budapest, but stay for the chance to see Anderson’s than travelogue. The ﬁlm’s local newspaper is called the mind at work. ■
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ing images, brief suggestive content) lence and action, thematic elements, some sensuality) Reviewed on page 63. Camino Real/Metro 4
✯ The Grand Budapest Hotel
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The following ﬁlms are playing in Santa Barbara FRIDAY, MARCH 28, THROUGH THURSDAY, APRIL 3. 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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CENTER STAGE: Jason Bateman makes his big-screen directorial debut with spelling bee comedy Bad Words.
(100 mins.; R: language, some sexual content, violence) Reviewed on page 63. Paseo Nuevo
✯ Nymphomaniac: Vol. I
On My Way (116 mins.; NR) Catherine Deneuve stars in this tale of an older woman who takes a road trip with her grandson following the dissolution of her relationship and her business. Plaza de Oro
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PREMIERES Bad Words (88 mins.; R: crude and sexual content, language, brief nudity)
Jason Bateman directs and stars in this comedy about a spelling bee loser who decides to seek revenge by reentering the competition as an adult. Metro 4
Sabotage (109 mins.; R: strong bloody violence, pervasive language, some sexuality, nudity, drug use)
A DEA task force deconstructs after they rob a drug cartel safe house. Arnold Schwarzenegger stars. Fairview/Fiesta 5
SCREENINGS Fruitvale Station (85 mins.; R: some violence, language throughout, some drug use)
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (136 mins.; PG-13: intense sequences of violence, gunplay, action throughout)
Chris Evans reprises his role as Captain America and takes on a new threat: Soviet agent Winter Soldier. Camino Real (2- D and 3-D)/ Metro 4 (2-D and 3-D) (Opens Thu., Apr. 3)
Cesar Chavez (101 mins.; PG-13: some violence, language)
Diego Luna directs and Michael Peña stars in this biopic about the civil rights activist and labor organizer. Camino Real/Fiesta 5
In this ﬁlm based on a true story, a 22-year-old Bay Area man named Oscar navigates through the ﬁnal day of 2008. Actor and former professional football player Trestin George will speak immediately following the screening. Thu., Apr. 3, 7:30pm, Westmont College’s Page Multipurpose Rm., 955 La Paz Rd.
✯ The Past (130 mins.; PG-13: mature thematic material, brief strong language) A man leaves his wife and two children to return home to Iran, while his wife starts a relationship with another man. Iranian Director Asghar Farhadi’s latest grinds
along with its emotional vexations to the very edge of soap opera yet never abandons the rich themes suggested by its title. (DJP) Sun., Mar. 30, 4:30pm,
Peabody is too well plotted and not half as well written as what the Bullwinkle gang mustered half a century ago. (DJP) Fairview (2-D)/Fiesta 5 (2-D)
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Greek general Themistocles leads his army against invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes. This sortof sequel to 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. (JW) Camino Real (2- D)/Metro 4 (2-D)
God’s Not Dead (113 mins.; PG: thematic material, brief violence, an accident scene)
A college student’s faith is tested when he meets a philosophy professor who doesn’t believe in God. Fiesta 5
✯ The Great Beauty
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On his 65th birthday, a man receives a shock from his past that forces him to reevaluate his present. Like Fellini’s ﬁlms, The Great Beauty deftly mixes up its underlying themes of existential and spiritual malaise with ravishing sensory bedazzlement. (JW) Riviera Mr. Peabody & Sherman (92 mins.; PG: some mild action, brief rude humor)
Inventor, scientist, and adventurer Mr. Peabody travels back in time with his adopted boy to ﬁx a rift in time. Despite some moments of punny brilliance, this
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 Need for Speed (132 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. A stellar cast makes this crazy — and crazy beautiful — car-racing movie well worth watching. (DJP) Metro 4 (2-D) Non-Stop (106 mins.; PG-13: intense sequences of action and violence, some language, sensuality, drug references)
An air marshal (Liam Neeson) is called upon during a transatlantic ﬂight when he receives a series of text messages demanding that the airline transfer money into an oﬀshore account. 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)
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a&e | ROB BREZSNY’S FREE WILL ASTROLOGY WEEK OF MARCH ARIES (Mar. 21 - Apr. 19): I have coined a new word just for your horoscope this week. It’s “zex,” short for “zen sex.” Zex is a kind of sex in which your mind is at rest, empty of all thoughts. You breathe slowly and calmly, move slowly and calmly, grunt and moan slowly and calmly. You are completely detached from the sensual pleasure you are experiencing. You have no goals other than the intention to be free of all goals. Zex is the ONLY variety of sex I recommend for you right now, Aries. APRIL FOOL! I lied. Zex may be ﬁne to practice at any other time, but not these days. The style of sex you need most is exuberant, unbridled, expansive, and even zany.
a beautiful thing that will last for a thousand years. I’m talking about an amazing marvel or useful innovation or unique creation that will improve the lives of countless humans all over the planet for the next 40 generations. APRIL FOOL! I was exaggerating a bit. Producing something that will last a thousand years is too ambitious. How about if you simply launch a new tradition or instigate a fresh trend or create a beautiful thing that will last for the rest of your long life — an amazing marvel or useful innovation or unique creation that will continue to teach and amuse you all along the way?
two minutes he spoke, he repeated one word endlessly: “blah.”“Blah-blah-blah,” he began.“Blah-blah-blah blahblah blah-blah.” Many hand gestures and shifting vocal inﬂections accompanied his rap, always in support of variations on “blah-blah.” This is the spirit you should bring to all of your important conversations in the coming week. APRIL FOOL! I lied. In fact, the opposite is true. It’s crucial for you to speak very precisely and articulately in the coming week. Say exactly what you mean. Don’t rely on meaningless bullsh-- like “blah-blah.”
(Apr. 20 - May 20): In Somalia, there’s a law that forbids you from putting your used chewing gum on your nose and walking around in public. Fortunately, you don’t live there, so it’s ﬁne if you want to do that. In fact, I encourage you to go right ahead. To do so would be right in alignment with the cosmic omens. APRIL FOOL! I lied. You should deﬁnitely not take yourself too seriously this week; you should look for opportunities to playfully lose your dignity and razz the status quo. But there are craftier ways to do that than by sticking gum on your nose.
(July 23 - Aug. 22): Your patron saint for the next three months is surrealist artist Salvador Dali. Regard him as your muse and role model. In fact, you might want to spout some of his famous declarations as if they were your own. Start with these: () “The only diﬀerence between me and a madman is that I am not mad.” () “I do not take drugs; I am drugs.” () “Mistakes are almost always of a sacred nature.” () “Have no fear of perfection. You’ll never reach it.” APRIL FOOL! I lied. Salvador Dali is your patron saint, role model, and muse for only the next 14 days, not three months.
(May 21 - June 20): Tata Massage is a salon in San Francisco that provides an unusual beauty treatment: faceslapping. The Thai masseuse named Tata claims to be improving your complexion as she smacks your cheeks and forehead with her hands. She also does “massage boxing,” in which she administers health-giving punches to your body with her ﬁsts. Is there a comparable service available where you live? I highly recommend it. APRIL FOOL! I lied. Here’s the truth: You should be absolutely ﬁrm that you won’t tolerate whacks and wallops — including the psychological kind — even if they are supposedly good for you.
(Aug. 23 - Sept. 22): You know how Jesus could supposedly turn water into wine? Well, St. Brigit, a sixth-century Irish nun, was legendary for an even greater miracle. When visitors came to her monastery in Kildare, she changed her old bathwater into beer for them to drink. I think there’s a good chance you will develop that precise talent sometime soon. APRIL FOOL! I kind of lied. You won’t really possess St. Brigit’s supernatural power. However, you will have an uncanny ability to make transmutations that are almost as dramatic as changing bathwater to beer.
(Oct. 23 - Nov. 21): When a human embryo begins to develop in the womb, the very ﬁrst body part that appears is — can you guess? — the anus. This scientiﬁc fact led the witty commentators at QI.com to declare that “Every human being starts out as an assh---.” They were making a joke, of course, hinting that every one of us has an unattractive quality or two that make us at least a little bit of a jerk. That’s the bad news, Scorpio. The good news is that you now have an unprecedented chance to transform the assh--- aspects of your personality. APRIL FOOL! I lied. You’re not an assh---, not even a little bit. But it is true that the coming weeks will be an excellent time to try to ﬁx or at least modulate your least attractive qualities.
(Sept. 23 - Oct. 22): The band Rush was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last May. Guitarist Alex Lifeson delivered an unusual acceptance speech. For the
(June 21 - July 22): Now would be an excellent time to launch a new tradition or instigate a fresh trend or make
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21): To be in strict compliance with cosmic necessity, you should attend a party every day in the coming week. Dance ecstatically, make love abundantly, and expose yourself to previously unknown pleasures. Feast on a wide variety of food and drink that introduces you to novel tastes. Make sure you experience record levels of sensual enjoyment, nonstop excitement, and dynamic socializing. APRIL FOOL! I’m exaggerating, although just a little. Try doing a 70-percent version of what I advised.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19): Lifehacker.com has a step-by-step guide to set up your home as a command center where
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you can pursue your plans for world domination. The article provides advice on how to build a surveillance system, encrypt your computer ﬁles, and prepare for blackouts and weather emergencies. Do it, Capricorn! Get the lowdown at bit.ly/secretlair. APRIL FOOL! I lied. You don’t really need to create a high-tech fortress. But you would be wise to make your home into more of an ultra-comfortable, super-inspiring sanctuary — a place where you feel so safe and strong and smart that you will always have total power over yourself, and never feel driven to fulﬁll anyone else’s standards of success but your own.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18): The planetary omens suggest that you need to experience all possible ﬂavors of Doritos corn chips. Here’s the problem: The place where you live oﬀers only a limited range. That’s why I urge you to drop everything and travel to Japan, which is the world leader in Dorito variety. There you can sample coconut curry-ﬂavored Doritos, along with fried chicken, corn soup, smoked bacon, tuna and mayonnaise, and many others. Buy your plane ticket now! APRIL FOOL! I lied. The truth is, you will beneﬁt from communing with a wide variety of sensations and experiences and ideas in many areas of your life, not just Doritos.
PISCES (Feb. 19 - Mar. 20): According to a survey by Public Policy Polling, four percent of the population believes that “shape-shifting reptilian people control our world by taking on human form and gaining political power to manipulate our societies.” My own research suggests that 62 percent of those believers are Pisceans. Are you one? If so, now is a good time to intensify your ﬁght against the shape-shifting reptilian people. APRIL FOOL! I lied. In fact, I strongly encourage you NOT to feed your paranoid delusions and fearful reveries. This should be a time when you bolster your positive fantasies, constructive visions, and inspiring dreams. Homework: Describe what you’d be like if you were the opposite of yourself. Write Freewillastrology.com.
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American BEACHBREAK CAFE, 324 State St, 962‑2889. $ Open 7a‑2:30p 7 days a week. Covered outdoor patio on State. Great Breakfast & Lunch.
Bistro/Cafe JACK’S BISTRO & “FAMOUS BAGELS” 53 South Milpas (In Trader Joe’s Plaza) 564‑4331; 5050 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria 566‑1558. $ Extensive menu, beer & wine, on site catering ‑ Call Justen Alfama 805‑566‑1558 x4 Voted BEST BAGELS 16 years in a row! www.bagelnet.com
Cajun/Creole THE PALACE Grill, 8 E. Cota St., 963‑ 5000. $$$. Open 7 days, Lunch 11:30a‑ 3p, Dinner 5:30p, V MC AE. Contemporary American grill w/ a lively, high‑energy atmosphere & fun, spontaneous events. Featuring fine grilled steaks, fresh seafood, delicious pastas, select American Regional specialties, like Blackened Crawfish‑ stuffed Filet Mignon, Louisiana Bread Pudding Souffle. Cajun Martinis, unique beers & well selected wine list. Lunch starts early enough for a late breakfast & ends late enough for an early supper. Voted “Best Team Service” since 1988. Rave reviews in Gourmet Magazine, Gault‑Millau Travel Guide, Zagat & Sunset Magazine.
OPAL RESTAURANT & Bar 1325 PACIFIC CREPES 705 Anacapa St. State St. 966‑9676 $$.Open M‑S 882‑ 1123.OPEN Tues‑Fri 10a‑3p & 11:30a & 7 nights 5p. V MC AE Local’s 5:30p‑ 9p, Sat 9a‑9p, Sun 9a‑3p From Favorite, Eclectic California Cuisine the flags of Bretagne & France to the fuses creative influences from “Au revoir, a bientot”; experience an around the world with American authentic French creperie. Delicious Regional touches: Chile‑Crusted crepes, salads & soups for break‑ Filet Mignon to Pan‑ Seared Fresh fast, lunch & dinner. Tasty Crepe Fish & Seafood, Homemade Pastas, Suzette or crepe flambee desserts. Gourmet Pizzas, Fresh baked Breads, Specials incl. starter, entree & des‑ Deliciously Imaginative Salads & sert. Homemade with the best fresh Homemade Desserts. OPAL radiates products. Relax, enjoy the ambi‑ a friendly, warm atmosphere graced ence, the food & parler francais! Bon by our fun efficient Service, Full bar, Appetit! pacificcrepe.com Martinis, Wine Spectator award‑win‑ ning wine list, private room. Lunches PETIT VALENTIEN, 1114 STATE are affordable and equally delicious. ST. #14, 805‑966‑0222. Open M‑F 11:30‑ 3pm (lunch). M‑Sat 5pm‑Close PIERRE LAFOND Wine Bistro (dinner). Sun $24 four course prefix 516 State Street 962‑1455 $$ dinner. In La Arcada Plaza, Chef Open Every Day M‑F 11a‑9p Sat/ Robert Dixon presents classic French Sun 9a‑ 10p Brunch Sat/Sun 9a‑3p comfort food at affordable cost Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. A local in this cozy gem of a restaurant. favorite since 1993. California cui‑ Petit Valentien offers a wide array sine showcasing the best local prod‑ of meat and seafood entrees along ucts. Steamed Mussels, Flatbreads, with extensive small plates and a Grilled Duck Breast, Vegetarian wine list specializing in amazing dishes, Sherry Wine cake, Wines quality at arguably the best price from around the world. Happy Hour in town. A warm romantic atmo‑ Mon‑Sat 4:30‑6:30. Sidewalk patio. sphere makes the perfect date spot. www.pierrelafond.com Comfortable locale for dinner parties, or even just a relaxing glass of wine. Reservations are recommended.
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Coffee Houses SB COFFEE Roasting Company 321 Motor Way SB 962‑5213– NOW WITH FREE WI‑FI! Santa Barbara’s premiere coffee roasting company since 1989. Come in for the freshest most delicious cup of coffee ever and watch us roast the best coffee in town at our historic Old Town loca‑ tion ‑ Corner of State & Gutierrez. Gift baskets, mail order & corporate gifts avail. sbcoffee.com.
Ethiopian AUTHENTIC ETHIOPIAN CUISINE Featured at Petit Valentien Restaurant 1114 State St. #14, 805‑966‑0222. Open Sat‑Sun Lunch ONLY 11am‑2:‑ 30pm. Serkaddis Alemu offers in ever changing menu with choices of vegitarian, vegan, and meat options. Catering Avaliable for parties of up to 40 people.
RENAUD’S PATISSERIE & Bistro, 3315 State St. in Loreto Plaza, 569‑2400 & 1324 State St. Ste N 892‑2800 $$ M ‑ Sat 7‑ 5, Sun 7‑3 & M‑Sun 7‑ 3 Wide selection of whole‑ some French pastries. Breakfast & lunch menu is composed of egg dishes, sandwiches & salads rep‑ resenting Renaud’s favorites. Our Brewed coffees & teas are proudly 100% Organic.
Indian FLAVOR OF INDIA 3026 State 682‑ 6561 $$ www.flavorofindiasb.com VOTED BEST 17yrs. Finest, most authentic Indian cuisine is afford‑ able too! All You Can Eat Lunch Buffet $8.95 M‑S dinner combos $9.95+ Specials: Tandoori‑ Mixed or Fish, Chicken Tikka Masala, Shrimp Bhuna. Also: meat, curries & vegetar‑ ian.Wine & Beer. Take out. 20yrs of Excellence! INDIA CLUB/SPICE 5701 Calle Real. 805‑967‑7171. Moved from State Street, brand new location! Authentic Indian Cuisine. Zagat Rated since 2006. A family owned restaurant from London, lunch buffet $9.95 7 days a week, w/ special Dosa menu on Sat. & Sun. Beer & Wine. Open 7 days a week.
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INDIA HOUSE, 418 State St. Next to 99 Cent Store 805.962.5070. 7 days 11:30a‑ 3:30p ALL YOU CAN EAT Lunch Buffet $8.95. Dinner 5p‑9p. Tandori & North Indian Muglai spe‑ cialties. World Class Indian Chefs at your service! Traditional floor seating. Indian & Draft Beers, Local Wines. www.indiahouseusa.com
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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
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Wine of the Week Daou Vineyards “Mayote” 2011 This is only the second vintage of the estate syrah‑cabernet sauvignon‑petit verdot blend produced by superstar Paso Robles grower‑winemaker Daniel Daou, but the seamless incorporation of the distinct varietals makes for intriguing sipping, causing you to search for telltale signs of each grape only to surmise that the inky, luscious sum is indeed greater than the parts. This is particularly true if you happen to be pairing it with the braised boar from Toma Restaurant on Cabrillo Boulevard, and better still when you learn that the name is what the French‑born, half‑Lebanese, former computer engineer used to call his late mother, Mary. Daou is also one of the founders of the Paso Robles CAB Collective, which hosts its second annual affair at the end of April. See daouvineyards.com, tomarestaurant.com, and pasoroblescab.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 location. We are Santa Barbara’s premier wine retailer, offering a wide variety of local and imported wines. Our diverse assort‑ ment of wine comes from the world’s finest vineyards with prices starting around $9. View our full inventory @ www.renegadewines.com. We store your wine. 3000sq feet of temp. con‑ trolled wine lockers; 8 case lockers‑300
Wineries/Tasting Rooms BABCOCK WINERY & VINEYARDS. 5175 HWY 246 Sta. Rita Hills. 805‑736‑ 1455 Open 10:30‑5 p.m. daily. Join us for a day of Wine & Tacos at our Annual Open House on Saturday April 12th. Sample current release wines along with Future tastings and sales of our upcoming Déjà Vu Pinot Noir and The Limit Chardonnay. Call for more details and to RSVP! For 30 years, Bryan Babcock has been honing his craft. Venture into beautiful wine country and savor his extraordinary collection of expressive single vine‑ yard wines, rarely offered outside of the winery. Taste highly acclaimed Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, 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 old‑ est‑ est.1962, and offers many inter‑ nationally acclaimed wines from their Lafond Vineyard in the Santa Rita Hills. Try some of Winemaker Bruce McGuire’s small production bottling. www.sbwinery.com
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atthew Jameson-Chrestenson, owner of Union Ale Brewing Co., State Street, and American Ale, East Cota Street, contacted me on Facebook recently to send me a tip, or should I say “tri tip.” This summer, he will be opening Tri Tip Company BBQ and Bar in the Funk Zone. It’s not clear what the exact address will be, but a page posted on Facebook suggests that the new home will be next to his popular Union Ale business.
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Anacapa Seafood raw bar, W. Victoria St. Beach Bowls, Linden Ave., Carpinteria. Belcampo Meat Co., W. Victoria St. Paul let me know that Papa John’s Pizza is coming to Benchmark Eatery, State St. (formerly Maggie’s, Calle Real in Goleta. The address is immediately opening May) next door to Paloma Restaurant and Tequila Bar. A Best of China, Embarcadero del Mar, Isla Vista. new sign on the door reads: “Coming Soon: Papa John’s C’est Cheese Café & Marketplace, Santa Barbara Pizza. We are now hiring for: shift leaders, drivers, front St. (formerly Our Daily Bread) desk. Please call (310) 254-4146 for an appointment or Crazy Good Bread, W. Victoria St. email your résumé to email@example.com.” Papa John’s Dunkin’ Donuts, Santa Barbara. owns or franchises approximately 4,200 restaurants in Empty Bowl Gourmet Noodle Bar, W. Victoria St. all 50 states and 35 countries. Visit papajohns.com. Enjoy Cupcakes, W. Victoria St. Flagstone Pantry, W. Victoria St. SUNNYSIDE CLOSES: Reader Bailey let me know that Fresh Market, N. Milpas St. (formerly Scolari’s, Sunnyside Market & Deli at East Gutierrez Street opening December ) has closed. They opened for business in December 2010. Full of Life Flatbread, near W. Victoria St. Here is a message posted on their website: “To Our Green Star Coffee, W. Victoria St. Loyal Customers, We would like to thank you for your support over the last three years. We have been honored Himalaya Kitchen, State St. (currently All India Café) to serve you and we are truly grateful for your business. Italian Grocery & Deli, W. Carrillo St. (formerly We have decided that after three years of business we Carrow’s) will be closing Sunnyside Deli permanently as of Mon Jersey Mike’s, State St. (formerly Quiznos Subs) day, March 3. Thank you for your support and we look JuiceWell, W. Victoria St. forward to seeing you all around the neighborhood. La Ancla Taquería, W. Victoria St. — Sunnyside Deli.” Lovin’ Oven Mediterranean Bakery & Café, DINNER THEATER: Tara Hamilton, organic farmer Trigo Rd., Isla Vista (formerly Café Int’L) Lure Fish House, Upper State St. and owner of Organic Fresno, launched a murder mys McDonald’s, Calle Real, Goleta. tery Dinner Theater on February 14. It is performed at the Veterans Memorial Building, West Cabrillo Bou- Mesa Verde (vegan), Cliﬀ Dr. (formerly Cliﬀ ’s & Co.) levard. Dinner show and drinks are $49 or $65 per per Papa John’s Pizza, Calle son, and it runs 6-8:30 p.m. on Real, Goleta. Fridays. Vegan, vegetarian, glu Pasta Shoppe, W. Victoria St. ten-free, and meat options are Patxi’s Pizza, State St. (foravailable. Three drink tickets for merly Territory Ahead) wine, beer and non-alcoholic Rori’s Artisanal Creamery, drinks, like fresh-pressed juice, W. Victoria St. are included. Reservations are Santa Monica Seafood, W. recommended; call 366-3099. Victoria St. Silvergreens, Goleta. FAMILIAR FACES: Chef Starbucks, Milpas St. Michael Hutchings, from Sublime, N. Milpas St. Michael’s Catering, and Chef Taco Bell, Hollister Ave. at James Sly, owner of Sly’s restauPaciﬁc Oaks Rd., Goleta. rant in Carpinteria, cooked for Tri Tip Company, State St. Vice President Joe Biden during Villa Pizza, Anacapa St. his brief visit to the South Coast Unnamed cheese and charlast week. Actor Charlie Sheen cuterie shop, W. Victoria St. and his girlfriend were spotted Unnamed brewhouse/restauat Roy restaurant. rant, Carpinteria Ave., VEEP DISH: Chef James Sly catered to Joe S.B. PUBLIC MARKET Carpinteria. Biden’s culinary needs during the vice UPDATE: The Santa Barbara president’s South Coast visit last week. Public Market, part of the Alma
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for Special form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Jeffrey B. Soderborg, #264666; Barnes & Barnes 1900 State Street, Suite M Santa Barbara, CA 93101; (805) 805‑687‑ 6660. Published Mar 27, Apr 3, 10, 2014. NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: LYNN JOAN HOUSTON NO: 1439989 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of LYNN JOAN HOUSTON A PETITION FOR PROBATE: has been filed by: RAUL GONZALEZ in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that RAUL GONZALEZ be appointed as personal representatives to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The Independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: on 04/17/2014 AT 9:00 a.m. Dept: Five SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, located at 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Anacapa Division. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58 (b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE‑154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: James F. Cote , #088161; 319 East Carrillo Street, Suite 107, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; (805) 966‑1204. Published Mar 27, Apr 3, 10, 2014.
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FiCtitious busiNess Name statemeNt 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: 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: 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: 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: Tere Jurado Handmade Jewelry And More at 429 North Milpas St. #C Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Teresa Jurado 532 North Alisos St. Santa Barbara, CA 93103 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Teresa Jurado This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 27, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Adela Bustos. FBN Number: 2014‑0000604. Published: Mar 6, 13, 20, 27, 2014.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: 729 Associates at 1298 La Pala Lane Carpinteria, CA 93013; Alex J. Castellanos (same address) Art Castellanos 1553 Coolcrest Avenue Upland, CA 91786; Edward Castellanos 4211 Apricot Road Simi Valley, CA 93063; Ricardo Castellanos 729 Olive Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Martha Estrada 3406 Acridge Drive W. Covina, CA 91791 This business is conducted by a General Partnership Signed: Alex Castellanos This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 28, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2014‑ 0000616. Published: Mar 6, 13, 20, 27, 2014. 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: 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.
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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.
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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: 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: 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: 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: 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 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: 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. 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: 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: Blackbird Food Company at 5390 Overpass Road Suite B, Goleta, CA 93111; Blackbird Foods, Inc 27 West Anapamu Street Suite 269, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Brien Seay This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 6, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Gabriel Cabello. FBN Number: 2014‑ 0000682. Published: Mar 20, 27, Apr 3, 10, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: 5 B Seafood at 619 Orchard Ave, Santa Barbara, CA 93108; Lia Wiegand (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Lia Elena Wiegand This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 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 Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2014‑ 0000720. Published: Mar 20, 27, Apr 3, 10, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Servpro of Goleta, Servpro of Santa Barbara at 6485 Calle Real, Suite H, Goleta, CA 93117; SB Restoration, Inc. (santa address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Brian Dutter This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 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‑ 0000717. Published: Mar 20, 27, Apr 3, 10, 2014.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Rancho Tres Hermanos at 5096 Cathedral Oaks Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Matthew J. Lum (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Matthew J. Lum This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 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 Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2014‑0000754. Published: Mar 20, 27, Apr 3, 10, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Big Lips Designs, John H. Higgins & Associates Business Consulting Service at 7143 Emily Lane, Goleta, CA 93117; John H Higgins (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: John H. Higgins This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 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 Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2014‑ 0000763. Published: Mar 20, 27, Apr 3, 10, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Goodland Bookkeeping at 251 Mathilda Drive #1, Goleta, CA 93117; Sara Gibson (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Sara Gibson 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 Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2014‑0000573. Published: Mar 20, 27, Apr 3, 10, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: SNG Interiors at 5006 Birchwood Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Shelby Gudgeon (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Shelby Gudgeon This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 25, 2014. This 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: 2014‑0000552. Published: Mar 20, 27, Apr 3, 10, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Skin Care By Rachel at 30 West Mission Street #4, Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Rachel Michaelson 1313 East Gutierrez, Street Santa Barbara, CA 93120 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Rachel Michaelson 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 Gabriel Cabello. FBN Number: 2014‑0000659. Published: Mar 20, 27, Apr 3, 10, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: PJT Builders at 575 Central Avenue, Buellton, CA 93427; Patrick John Carlin Tuliao (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 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: 2014‑0000771. Published: Mar 20, 27, Apr 3, 10, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Visitor’s Passbook at 3463 State Street #331, Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Visitors Pass LLC (same address) This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Rodrigo Castillo This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 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 Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2014‑ 0000768. Published: Mar 20, 27, Apr 3, 10, 2014.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Himalayan Taxi Services Company at 3969 Via Lucero #209, Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Kunleg Tshering (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Kunleg Tshering 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 Adela Bustos. FBN Number: 2014‑ 0000666. Published: Mar 20, 27, Apr 3, 10, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Trendy Golf USA at 308 Palm Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Tgusa Inc (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Adrienne J.Cass 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: 2014‑0000671. Published: Mar 20, 27, Apr 3, 10, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Cristina Fiore at 2211 White Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Christina Penniman (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Christina Penniman This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 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 Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2014‑0000759. Published: Mar 20, 27, Apr 3, 10, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Centershift at 430 S Fairview Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA 93117; Yardi Systems, Inc (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Gordon Morrell, Secretary 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 Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2014‑0000690. Published: Mar 20, 27, Apr 3, 10, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Left Coast Realty at 242 Rametto Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108; Nell Eakin (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Nell Eakin This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 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 Adela Bustos. FBN Number: 2014‑0000838. Published: Mar 27, Apr 3, 10, 17, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Linda Del, Monarch Realty at 1984 Northwood Road, Nipomo, CA 93444; Delsales Corp (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Linda Del Castillo This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 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 Deborah Sanchez. FBN Number: 2014‑0000727. Published: Mar 27, Apr 3, 10, 17 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Renaissance Antiques, Renaissance Antiques of Solvang, Renaissance Design And Antiques, Renaissance Design of Solvang, Renaissance Antiques And Design, Renaissance Companies, Renaissance Design And Antiques of Solvang Renco, Inc., Renaissance Antiques And Design of Solvang, Renaissance Design, Renaissance Design Center at 1607 Mission Drive, Suite 202, Solvang, CA 93463; Renco, Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Julie Palladino, Sect’y 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: 2014‑0000697. Published: Mar 27, Apr 3, 10, 17, 2014.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Harbor Office Solutions at 1626 De La Vina Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Jay William David Gilson (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Jay Gilson This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 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 Gabriel Cabello. FBN Number: 2014‑ 0000697. Published: Mar 27, Apr 3, 10, 17, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Glint Candels at 3016 De La Vina, Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Chris Reeder (same address) This business is conducted by a General Partnership Signed: Lacey Grevious This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 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 Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2014‑ 0000806. Published: Mar 27, Apr 3, 10, 17, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Rose Cab at 320 West Carrillo, Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Alqudsi Kamal Husein 246 West Alamar #6, Santa Barbara, CA 93105 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Alqudsi Kamal This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 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 Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2014‑0000810. Published: Mar 27, Apr 3, 10, 17, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Rose Limo And Shuttle at 320 West Carrillo Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Kamal Alqudsi 246 West Alamar #6, Santa Barbara, CA 93105 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Alqudsi Kamal This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 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 Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2014‑0000809. Published: Mar 27, Apr 3, 10, 17, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Taste Santa Barbara, Taste SB Food Tours, Taste Santa Barbara Food Tours, Taste SBFT, Taste SB at 27 West Anapamu Street, #390 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Whatevanly, LLC (same address) This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Evan Elizabeth Schoolnik This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 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 Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2014‑0000816. Published: Mar 27, Apr 3, 10, 17, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Seven Bar & Kitchen at 224 Helena Ave, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Principal Hospitality, LLC (same address) This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Mike Gomez, Managing Partner This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 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 Gabriel Cabello. FBN Number: 2014‑ 0000829. Published: Mar 27, Apr 3, 10, 17, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Santa Barbara Homes Placement Services at 200 Salisbury Avenue, Goleta, CA 93117; Elise Bahia (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Elsie Bahia This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 17, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Gabriel Cabello. FBN Number: 2014‑0000796. Published: Mar 27, Apr 3, 10, 17, 2014.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Anger Management Specialists (AMS) at 16 West Mission Street Suite T, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Randy William Gale (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Randy William Gale This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 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 Gabriel Cabello. FBN Number: 2014‑0000782. Published: Mar 27, Apr 3, 10, 17, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Payless Loans, Rapid Tax at 4129 State Street Suite A, Santa Barbara, CA 93110; BPCM Holdings CA, Inc at 1410 Dustry Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80905 This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Patrice Gallardo This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 06, 2014. This 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‑ 0000683. Published: Mar 27, Apr 3, 10, 17, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Martellotto Cellars, Martellotto Wine Productions at 35 Industrial Way, Buellton, CA 93427; Martellotto, Inc. at 12934 Francine Terrace, Poway, CA 92064 This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 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: 2014‑0000853. Published: Mar 27, Apr 3, 10, 17, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Anelise Salvo Design Co. at 609 West Carrillo Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Anelise Salve (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Anelise Salvo This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 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 Adela Bustos. FBN Number: 2014‑0000867. Published: Mar 27, Apr 3, 10, 17, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Lucky Dog at 2014 Foothill Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Christine Simms (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Christine Simms This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 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‑ 0000868. Published: Mar 27, Apr 3, 10, 17, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Cellar Door, Cellar Door Wine, Cellar Door Wine Selections, Inc. at 1324 Highland Road, Santa Ynez, CA 93460; Cellar Door Wine Selections, Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: 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 Carol Kraus. FBN Number: 2014‑0000708. Published: Mar 27, Apr 3, 10, 17, 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
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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. Mar 13, 20, 27. Apr 3, 2014. IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF OGDEN SUSAN RUSSELL ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 1440338 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: OGDEN SUSAN RUSSELL TO: OGDEN SUSAN MERENBACH 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 May 21, 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 14, 2014. by B. Delabra; Deputy Clerk for James E. Herman, Judge of the Superior Court. Published. Mar 27, Apr 3, 10, 17, 2014. IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF ARLENE RAMIREZ ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 1439817 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: Mary Nicole Ramirez TO: Marynicole Ramirez 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 9, 2014 9:30am, Dept 6, Courthouse, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 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 Feb 4, 2014 by James E. Herman, Judge of the Superior Court. Published Mar 27, Apr 3, 10, 17, 2014.
Notice to Creditors NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF PAULA L. MORAN, DECEASED SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA CASE NUMBER: 1440214 In re the Matter of The PLM REVOCABLE TRUST OF 2005 created November 1, 2005 by PAULA L. MORAN, Deceased; and AMENDMENT TO PLM REVOCABLE TRUST created September 22, 2006, by PAULA L. MORAN, Deceased NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to the creditors and contingent creditors of the above‑named decendent, that all persons having claims against the decendent are required to file them with the Santa Barbara County Superior Court, at 1100 Anacapa Street, P.O. Box 21107, Santa Barbara, California 93121‑1107 and mail copy to Senaida Moran, as Successor Trustee of the PLM Revocable Trust of 2005 dated November 1, 2005 which Decendent, as her capacity as settlor and trustee of the aforementioned trust, created an Amendment to PLM Revocable Trust on September 22, 2006, c/o Larry Laborde, Esq., Laborde & Daugherty, 21 East Canon Perdido Street, Suite 305, Santa Barbara, California 93101,
within the latter of four months after March 27, 2014 (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. 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. Signed: Larry Laborde, Esq. Attorney for Senaida Moran, Successor Trustee. Laborde & Daugherty 21 East Canon Perdido Street, Suite 305, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. (805) 963‑4567. Published: March 27, April 3, 10, 2014.
Public Notices SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA SANTA BARBARA COUNTY CASE NO. 1416910 In the Matter of the Maloney Family Trust Dated September 21, 1995, as Amended ORDER (1) REMOVING SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE; (2) APPOINTING SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE, AND; (3) TO SHOW CAUSE RE: BEING IN POSSESSION OF, OR HOLDING TITLE TO, PROPERTY BELONGING TO THE TRUST; AND HAVING, IN BAD FAITH, WRONGFULLY TAKEN, CONCEALED, OR DISPOSED OF PROPERTY BELONGING TO THE TRUST At the request of Petitioner’s counsel,, IT IS ORDERED: 1. Effective immediately, BARTON MALONEY is removed as Successor Trustee of the Maloney Family Trust dated September 21, 1995, as amended (the “Trust”); 2. Upon the filing of the Consent to Serve as Successor Trustee, in which JONNA consents to serve as Successor Trustee of the Trust, the court clerk shall issue the Certificate of Trustee Appointment, Wherein the court clerk certifies that JONNA CUSHMAN is the duly appointed and acting trustee of the Trustee; 2. That BARTON shall appear on April 10, 2014, at 9:00 a.m., Department 5 of the Superior Court of the State of California for the County of Santa Barbara, located at 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, to show cause why he should not be adjudged to: 3.1 Be in possession of, or hold title to real or personal property belonging to the Maloney Family Trust dated September 21, 1995, as amended; and 3.2 To have, in bad faith, wrongfully taken, concealed, or disposed of property belonging to the Maloney Family Trust dated September 21, 1995, as amended. 4. BARTON may be served with this order by publication.Attorneys for Petitoner, Jonna Cushman; Boris Siegel‑SBN 128600; Lewis M. Wolensky‑ SBN 171183; Joshua J. Herndon‑ SBN 244106; SIEGEL & WOLENSKY LLP 380 S. Melrose Drive, Suite Suite 209 Vista, CA 92081; (760)643‑4166; E‑mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Dated: March 11, 2014. Judge of the Superior Court: Colleen K. Sterne Published March 20, 27. April 3, 10, 2014.
Trustee Notice APN: 065‑550‑18‑00 Property : 941 Via Nieto, Santa Barbara, CA 93110 Title Order No. : 130225549 Trustee Sale No. : 2720‑010403‑F00 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED March 02, 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 April 10, 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
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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: LASZLO PETRUSKA AND AGNES ASZTALOS, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS COMMUNITY PROPERTY Recorded on March 14, 2006, as Instrument No. 2006‑0020144, of Official Records, in the office of the County Recorder of Santa Barbara County, California Date of Sale: April 10, 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: 941 VIA NIETO, SANTA BARBARA, CA 93110 APN# 065‑550‑18‑00 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 $612,250.28. 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 2720‑010403‑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: March 11, 2014 Sage Point Lender Services, LLC 400 Exchange, Suite 110 Irvine, CA 92602 949‑265‑9940 Jorge Rios‑ Jimenez 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. NPP0228142 To: SANTA BARBARA INDEPENDENT PUB: 03/20/2014, 03/27/2014, 04/03/2014
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ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING Manages the administrative and financial areas of the Optoelectronics Technology Center and a faculty research group. Reqs: Work history demonstrating an administrative and financial background. Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrated organizational and problem‑solving abilities. Ability to evaluate and analyze data and make recommendations. Demonstrated knowledge of a variety of applications such as MS Word, Excel, and Web tools. Notes: Fingerprinting required. $19.60/ 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 4/3/13 Apply online at https://Jobs.ucsb. edu Job #20140116
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ASSOCIATED STUDENTS Provides comprehensive coordination of record keeping practices for Associated Students. Supervises the preparation of minutes for Legislative Council, Finance Board and various Boards and Committees. In consultation with other staff members and students, designs and implements recordkeeping processes. Reviews invoices for A.S. entities and processes paperwork to pay bills. Tracks action items and financial approvals of A.S. Boards and Committees. Administers philanthropic giving practices. Reqs: Excellent
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