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How Surfers Brought Designer Pot to the World — and Paid for It by Charles Donelan
Metamorphoses and Nymphomaniac: Vol. II Reviewed
Chef Pink and Surf Dog, p. 45
BLOW OUT AND WAX OFF:
A Peek at Some S.B. Salons, p. 39 april 3, 2014
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WHERE ART MEETS THE UNEXPECTED
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Friday, April 4, 5:30 – 7:30 pm The Museum covers the micro and macro and everything in between in this interactive evening exploration of mock-logical systems, time, space, the celestial, and the sensory. Space-inspired dance by Strange and Elegant The Golden Goose Gallery Game Herbal Elixirs at the Botany Bar Map Points Musical Distillations by the UCSB Middle Eastern Ensemble Constructing Constellations Installation set to an Interplanetary Playlist Includes hors d’ouevres, wine, and signature cocktails
For tickets visit www.sbma.net/atelier or call 884-6423. For information call 884-6457. Thank you to our sponsors: Image Credits: Michelle Stuart, Night Passage Signalling Two Suns, Noto Island, Finland (detail), 1985. Elk cranium and bones and elk fur in pine tree, glacial boulders in the shape of a vessel with earth and beeswax candles with buried poem by artist, boulders in the form of constellations into forest glen with candles. Photograph. © Michelle Stuart, Courtesy Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York. Unknown, Eclipse (detail), n.d. Toned albumen print. SBMA, Museum purchase with funds provided by FOPA. Walter Chappell, Bracken Fern (detail), 1974. Gelatin silver print. SBMA, Museum purchase with funds provided by PhotoFutures.
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Les Ballets TROCKADERO de Monte Carlo
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“Highbrow hilarity from New York’s marvelous all-male ballerinas.” The Telegraph,, (U.K.) Toeing the line between high art and high camp, Les Ballets Trockadero, or “The Trocks” as they’re affectionately known, performs the full range of classical ballet to modern dance. These men play all the parts, male and female (well, mostly female!) and do it brilliantly. Treat yourself to a hilarious evening of comic antics and virtuoso ballet pyrotechnics. Principal Sponsors: Anne & Michael Towbes
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HIGH TIMES AND BORDER CROSSINGS DAVID COURT / ALPINE EXPOSURE
volume 28, number 429, Apr. 3-10, 2014 MICHAEL S. FERGUSON
This Modern World . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Barney Brantingham’s On the Beat . . . . 25
THE WEEK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
LIVING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Living Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Food & Drink . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
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COVER | 27 STORY
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Pop, Rock & Jazz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Arts & Entertainment Listings . . . . . . . . 58
How Surfers Brought Designer Pot to the World — and Paid for It
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ON THE COVER: A subject from Peter Maguire and Mike Ritter’s book Thai Sticks holds hash slabs on the North Shore of Oahu. Photograph by Jeff Divine. Another photo from the book is pictured above.
NEWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Capitol Letters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
OPINIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Angry Poodle Barbecue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 In Memoriam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Reviews . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Movie Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Rob Brezsny’s Free Will Astrology . . . . . 66
Fielding Graduate University’s Worldwide Network for Gender Empowerment Presents
Women in Leadership Motivations, Experiences, and Reflections
Ray Ford reports on why bikes and horses were banned from San Marcos Preserve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . independent.com/outdoors
Ben Bycel discusses confronting parents of weird kids to prevent massacres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . independent.com/ethics
Obituaries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
CLASSIFIEDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
ODDS & ENDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Dining Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Restaurant Guy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
The final hours of work on this week’s “High-Seas Smugglers” cover story were put in at altitude, as The Indy’s Charles Donelan wrote his introduction to the Thai Stick excerpt while vacationing in the alpine village of Zermatt, Switzerland. Seen here close by the Matterhorn and about to cross into Cervinia, Italy, Donelan praised the work of authors Peter Maguire and Mike Ritter, saying, “My favorite television show right now is Boardwalk Empire, and Thai Stick is like a new version of that cautionary Prohibition tale but this time set on the Pacific Rim and featuring Santa Barbara as a 1970s version of Atlantic City.”
THE S.B. QUESTIONNAIRE
Roger Durling asks the smiling Betty Hatch everything . . . . . . . . . . . independent.com/sbq
HIKING THE BACKCOUNTRY
Dan McCaslin tackles the Cottam Camp loop . . . . . . . . . . . independent.com/hiking
SANTA BARBARA’S NUMBER ONE BIKE SHOP HAS ONE GREAT NEW LOCATION
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Kathleen Sebelius, US Secretary for the Department of Health and Human Services Peggy O’Brien, Director of Education at the Folger Library Katrina Rogers, President of Fielding Graduate University Enjoy an evening of engaging conversation about the inspirations, challenges, and creative processes of life-work balance. Gain insights as accomplished women leaders from government and education
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SAVE WATER; GO NATIVE! Photo: Bruce Moore
Spring Spring Plant Plant Sale Sale Now through May 4 • 10:00am — 5:30pm daily •
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Get a rebate on native plants & more! Rebates on 50% of the cost of water wise and native plants, irrigation equipment, smart irrigation controllers, laundry to landscape graywater systems, and mulch. Up to $1,000 for homes and up to $4,000 for businesses and HOAs. Pre-approval is required for the rebate. For City of Santa Barbara water customers only. Call now to schedule your pre-inspection at (805) 564-5460. For more info visit WaterWiseSB.org.
Cultivating the Wild : Native Gardens Tour Sunday, April 13, 10:00am – 4:00pm
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Congratulations to the 20 nonprofit semi-finalists: AHA! American Indian Health and Services Angels Foster Care of Santa Barbara C.A.R.E4Paws CASA of Santa Barbara County The Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Garden A Different Point of View Family Care Network, Inc. Girls Inc. of Carpinteria Hospice of Santa Barbara
Just Communities Leading from Within Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara Sama Group Sanctuary Psychiatric Centers of Santa Barbara Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition Santa Ynez Veggie Rescue Sarah House Santa Barbara Solvang Elementary School’s Viking Café Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation
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ONE ON ONE Fitness Event
Saturday, April 5, 2014 • 10–11am 1809 E. Cabrillo Blvd., Suite B, Montecito, CA 93108 One on One Fitness is sponsoring an event to raise funds for Santa Barbara Rape Crisis Center. Come prepared to get a great workout and have a blast doing it. The class will include functional training: TRX, kettle bells, Krank Cycle, mat Pilates, cardio blast and much more. New this year—Yoga!
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Approved Immigration Facility Disappointed Activists Believe Loss Will Spur Future Community Wins ICE COLD COLD: P Police li escorted t d JJorge M Manly-Gil l Gil outt off th the meeting ti after ft h he jjumped d up d during i an ICE representative’s t ti ’ speech h and d shouted h t d over him. The 1,400 people in attendance were otherwise calm, waving their hands in the air to agree with speakers and holding a rally outside during an intermission.
lthough last Thursday’s eighthour, 1,400-attendee Santa Maria City Council meeting resulted in a 3-2 vote to approve an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facility in the town, those who have fought against the building maintain that although the approval was a negative, the possibility of the issue eﬀecting change on the community in the future is a positive. “ICE may have won the battle, but we’re winning the war,” said Christina Fialho of Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Conﬁnement (CIVIC), which is now working with national leaders — including Congressmember Lois Capps, who sent letters to ICE in February and March asking that a ﬁnal decision be delayed — on immigration reform measures. There may also be a lawsuit against the city, according to Gloria Acosta of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), which she said is meeting with attorneys to suss out what legal action,“even as light as a pin drop,” is possible. “It was a disappointment,” said Hazel PutneyDavalos of the vote. But as part of the Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy (CAUSE), Putney-Davalos said that the community’s uproar is a catalyst for voter registration, especially since Councilmembers Jack Boysen and Willie Green, who voted in favor of the facility, are up for reelection in November. So far, CAUSE Action Fund has signed up 100 new voters in the past month and gathered another 3,000 signatures supporting district elections in the city. “We’re going to continue that work now with an even stronger motive,” she said. “At the least, the one positive we can pull out of this is that thousands of people in Santa Maria now know who the City Council is.” She said that the meeting’s strong turnout — coupled with 10
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the 5,000-person turnout at the February commission hearing — was “amazing” and could pave the way for “strong leaders” going forward. “We’re going to have so many people to make our job easier,” she said. Thursday’s meeting, which saw 1,200 people pack the city’s Fairpark Convention Center and 200 people congregate outside, included presentations from each of the four groups against the facility as well as an ICE representative and about 80 public speakers; during one of the breaks, hundreds of people rallied outside. Everything spoken in English was translated into Spanish, which city staﬀ said was not legally required but was done as a courtesy. Several farmers let their workers oﬀ early that day to attend the afternoon meeting. The appellants — CIVIC, LULAC, homeowners, and former New Jersey State Police trooper Scott Fina — argued the building would be detrimental to residents’ health, safety, and the property values of their homes. Mayor Alice Patino and Councilmember Terri Zuniga were the only ones on the dais convinced. “Please do not tear our city apart,” Acosta said, who, along with several others, wore a shirt that read “Take Action – Vote” on the front and featured a César Chávez quote on the back.“We are all gathered together to say no to this,”Acosta continued.“Please, please listen to us.” To be located at West Century Street — and about a ﬁve-minute drive from the North County Jail, slated to open in 2018 — the 9,700-square-foot, one-story building would take over the duties performed since 1996 at the ICE facility in Lompoc. It would operate during normal business hours on weekdays and take custody of no more than 13 people in a 12-hour period; most detainees would then be driven to detention centers in Los Angeles. Despite residents’ fears, ICE oﬃcials have said repeatedly that the building’s presence wouldn’t
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In response to a Grand Jury report criticizing the release of inmates at night on dark roads with no sidewalks when the buses had stopped running, the Sheriff’s Department is making changes at the County Jail, where an average of nine people are let go nightly. The law dictates that inmates must be released when their terms are up, even if it’s at midnight, but they are allowed to stay in the waiting room until sunrise. To make that more appealing, the jail is replacing the three hard-plastic seats with new furniture, and jail commanders are now working more cooperatively with a nonproﬁt organization that provides such inmates a free taxi service. Previously, the jail refused to screen such inmates for their ability to pay, which quickly sapped the nonproﬁt’s resources, but they will now only refer inmates with $30 or less. Two people were hit by trains on 3/30, according to the Santa Barbara Police Department. One person was sleeping near the tracks near Garden Street on Sunday morning and was clipped, only suffering an abrasion to his shoulder. The other person, Thomas Michael Drennan, 47, was pronounced dead at the scene in the Palermo/ Modoc area on Sunday afternoon; police have ruled that incident a suicide, based on a note found and witness statements.
Civil Rights in S.B.? On the same night as the Santa Maria ICE hearing, dozens of community activists — including members of the Coalition for Sustainable Communities, the Right to Write Campaign, the Young Survivors Support Network, CAUSE, and PODER (People Organizing for the Defense and Equal Rights of Santa Barbara Youth) — gathered at Casa de la Raza in Santa Barbara to talk about civilrights issues, from the ICE facility and new jail in Santa Maria to the City of Santa Barbara’s gang injunction. Noting that Santa Barbara has long been considered a progressive place, the event’s cohost Gaby Hernandez asked the audience, “How did it come to this? All three of these affect the Latino community more than anybody else.” Attendees were very critical of the gang injunction (which is set to go to trial on May 5) and expressed concern over the jail expansion in Santa Maria, and representatives of the Right to Write Campaign used the meeting to explain their opposition to the policy of only allowing postcards to be sent to inmates, due to concerns over contraband. At the end of the meeting, Hernandez said she was “really pleased by the collaboration,” and announced two forums — one on April 1 at the Franklin Neighborhood Center and the other on April 10 at Westside Community Center — to discuss the three topics in Spanish. “People’s basic human rights are ripped away, and we’re not going to accept it,” — Kelsey Brugger she pledged.
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Raymond Morua (pictured) pleaded not guilty on 3/28 to second-degree murder, DUI vehicular manslaughter, and hit-and-run charges, but his attorney, Darryl Genis, said a plea deal with prosecutors is close because Morua “wants to take responsibility” for fatally hitting 27-year-old pedestrian Mallory Dies on December 6 and then ﬂeeing the scene. Genis told Judge Thomas Adams that Morua doesn’t want to “renege” on his promise to accept responsibility but that additional details of the plea deal need to be ﬁnalized before the two sides can agree on it. Morua will be back in court on 4/15.
An ocean baptism at the Guadalupe Dunes went tragically awry on 3/30 when three people were swept away and only two made it back to shore. Reports of a body seen on Monday turned out to be an assortment of ﬁshing buoys. The Coast Guard continued searching via helicopter and boat, along with a State Parks water rescue team. The missing man is reportedly Benito Flores, 43. Two horses died and six more suffered injuries as a result of a single-vehicle crash last week on Old San Marcos Road south of Highway 154. Driver Mathew Gillespie, a 54-year-old Arizona resident working for a professional horse transport company, was pulling a trailer of eight horses in a seven-horse-capacity trailer when he
UCSB Happy, but Sex Fears Exist
Twenty-three percent of UCSB students, faculty, and staff said they had experienced exclusionary or intimidating conduct on campus, according to a recent study administered by the University of California. Seven percent of respondents said such adverse conduct interfered with their ability to work or learn on campus. Those results and others were part of the system-wide Campus Climate survey made public last month at a UC Regents meeting. On the plus side, 84 percent of UCSB respondents said they were comfortable or very comfortable with the climate on campus, putting the school second in the system behind UC Merced, and 84 percent of undergraduate students and 69 percent of graduate students indicated that many of their courses this year had been intellectually stimulating. But especially noteworthy for UCSB was that 8 percent of respondents reported unwanted sexual contact while at the school within the last ﬁve years, the highest rate among the 10 UCs. In the 300-page report, 153 respondents offer additional comments about those experiences. Some experienced gender discrimination in the workplace, others experienced unwanted sexual contact in Isla Vista, several noted instances on Halloween (“even in a modest costume”), and a few males complained that their complaints are not taken seriously. UC Ofﬁce of the President (UCOP) spokesperson Dianne Klein explained the data was “not scientiﬁc enough” and “just a starting point,” but that campuses will start planning to enact measures around the results. “This was the ﬁrst time we have ever —Kelsey Brugger done anything like this,” said Klein. “Was it perfect? Far from it.”
“failed to negotiate a curve” on the road, causing the trailer to hit the shoulder and nearly ﬂip over. The California Highway Patrol said alcohol and drugs didn’t play a role in the crash, which remains under investigation.
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County supervisors decided in closed session on Tuesday to pay $30,000 to former Search and Rescue volunteer Valerie Walston (pictured), according to county counsel Mike Ghizzoni, “in return for her general release of claims or potential claims” against the county and its current and former employees. The payout is related to her allegations that former undersheriff Jim Peterson sexually harassed her. Walston lost her job in October, shortly after Peterson abruptly retired. Walston’s original claim, ﬁled in November, exceeded $10,000. Ghizzoni added there is “no direct connection between the settlement and any personnel action,” such as possible effects to Peterson’s pension. Drought conditions persist despite the recent rains, so a coalition of four South Coast water agencies are trying to buy 6,200 acre-feet of state water that would otherwise irrigate rice ﬁelds from a district near Sacramento. The price is substantially lower than previous state
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water auctioned off throughout the state — about $600 an acre-foot as opposed to $2,200 — but the delivery is far more problematic, as it’s unclear whether the water will be allowed to ﬂow through the environmentally devastated San Joaquin Delta, and if so, how much would be siphoned off as a “carriage cost.” The Montecito Water District declined to participate in the iffy deal, instead pursuing 1,000 acre-feet from a source south of the delta; the water-strapped district’s rationing measures are working, though, said manager Tom Mosby, noting that two of its three biggest water users have cut back drastically. Meanwhile, the City of Santa Barbara is evaluating applications from three engineering ﬁrms to reactivate the desalination plant, with interviews scheduled to commence next week. County supervisors agreed to spend $30,000 to update the seven-year-old hotline about human service agencies as the ﬁrst step in an effort to rehabilitate 2-1-1 telephone service, which was started as a nationwide effort in 2000 by the Federal Communications Commission. Santa Barbara County’s Family Service Agency launched it in 2005, but now the Community Action Commission will handle it, although it’s still unknown where the $190,000 in annual operation costs will come from. Several cities are no longer interested in supporting it. Aside from Supervisor Peter Adam — who suggested the decline may be due to the rise of the Internet — the supervisors agreed that the directory desperately needed updating. Argued Supervisor Steve Lavagnino, “We spend half a billion dollars annually on social services. We need to spend [the $30,000] to let people know where to access the services.” The Mission Canyon Community Plan, in the works since 2006, received its ﬁnal approval on Tuesday, when the supervisors voted unanimously to adopt it. The supervisors previously certiﬁed the plan’s environmental documents in February, and the Santa Barbara City Council — the area is in the county but adjacent to the city — approved it in March. The plan for the area, cont’d page 15
TREATMENT NOT JAIL: Nancy Speer, whose mentally ill son nearly died in county jail after having stolen a Food Bank truck, argued on Tuesday that alternatives to jail are cheaper and more humane.
Mental-Health ‘Hijacks’ Hearing
Advocates Call for Treatment, Not Incarceration
BY N I C K W E L S H n a well-orchestrated surprise attack, mental-health advocates quietly stormed the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors’ chambers this Tuesday, and in the words of one critic, “hijacked” the meeting to demand a range of treatment options for the mentally ill rather than just putting them behind bars. For more than an hour, more than a dozen people — including at least one mentally ill person, several mothers of mentally ill children, and many religious leaders — focused on an issue that wasn’t even on the board agenda. The group, which was led by Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE) and Families ACT, did so by taking advantage of the time at the beginning of public meetings that state law reserves as an open forum on any issue. Frequently, this time is monopolized by political eccentrics and crackpots, but activists of various stripes have recently been seizing it for their own agenda. In this case, it was to hammer home the conclusion of a recent CLUE report showing that at any given time, 250 inmates at the County Jail are locked up for nonviolent oﬀenses tied to mental illness rather than criminal intent.“Putting people in treatment would cost $20,000 less per year per person,” said Nick Beeson, the report’s author, estimating the county could save $3 million a year with just 150 of those being given diﬀerent treatment.“To do the right thing,” he said,“would cost us less.” People have made this point repeatedly for 30 years, and in 2008, Sheriﬀ Bill Brown’s own task force on jail overcrowding concluded similarly. In 2011, the Grand Jury complained that the jail’s revolving door for the mentally ill was unsustainably expensive and destructive to all. Tuesday’s move was politically timed to Sheriﬀ Brown’s ongoing race for reelection, which is likely to devolve into a referendum on his eﬀorts to build a new North County jail. While Brown has secured a signiﬁcant state grant to provide some services for the mentally ill, mental-health advocates remain decidedly
skeptical. Said one speaker,“If you build it, they will come.” Additionally, the supervisors will hear a major progress report next month on the reform of the county’s underfunded and often dysfunctional mental-health-care system. Conspicuously absent from either the new jail or the mental-health reforms are provisions for new assisted-living facilities, and that’s the gap these mental-health advocates seek to ﬁll. Prior to the hearing, Families ACT! members privately provided the supervisors a draft plan to build 70 units of supervised housing for those suﬀering from a mix of mental illness and addiction problems, funding the operation with a combination of rental income, tax breaks, and social-service dollars. Fueling Families ACT! for the past several years has been the abiding grief of parents who’ve lost their adult children to a combination of mental illness, incarceration, and drug overdoses. But adding real-estatedevelopment expertise to the operation is Frank Thompson, a bona ﬁde wheeler-dealer when it comes to getting aﬀordable housing built. Thompson’s proposal, dubbed “Next Steps .,” also suggests that it will cost millions to build but even more not to. Conservative political watchdog Andy Caldwell took exception to the whole event, pointing out the supervisors’ bylaws limit the public comment period to no more than 15 minutes. “You just allowed your meeting to get hijacked,” he complained. After the meeting, Supervisor Salud Carbajal took exception to Caldwell’s exception. “We didn’t get hijacked,” he said. “We were moved by what the people said. And we responded.” Though major changes are imminent for both mental health and the jail, Carbajal remained troubled that not all options were getting due consideration. “There’s a lot of activity right now, but I’m frustrated,” he said. “I don’t think we’re seeing what the gaps are and how we can best ﬁll them. Maybe we can’t aﬀord it, but we should at least know what we should be striving for. I’m just not seeing it.” ■ april 3, 2014
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If plans presented by Chumash leadership to the Board of Supervisors late last month bear fruit, the tribe’s casino-resort could one day nearly triple in capacity. Tribal chair Vincent Armenta wrote that 215 hotel rooms (in addition to the existing 106), 60,000 square feet of gaming space (in addition to the current 280,000 square feet), a 750-car parking garage (along with some of the 1,070 existing spots), and a potential buffet and food court are the “improvement projects” the tribe is considering adding to its reservation. According to the tribe’s government affairs ofﬁcer, Sam Cohen, the casino addition would move the third-ﬂoor poker room and nonsmoking area to the second ﬂoor and open the third ﬂoor to dining. The plans don’t include requests for more gaming devices, as the tribe’s compact with the state — up for renewal in 2020 — doesn’t permit more than the current 2,000 machines. Several scenarios exist for the extra parking and hotel rooms, Cohen said. The 750-car garage could go at the southern edge of the resort, and the rooms could take over the current valet parking area. Cohen said the plans are preliminary but that the tribe is in the process of looking for an architect. As required by the compact, the plans will be subject to an environmental analysis and public meetings with neighbors and county ofﬁcials. Cohen said that the plans are “unrelated” to the tribe’s desires to bring the 1,400-acre Camp 4 property into trust; that process was introduced in a federal congressional bill last October after the supervisors voted against annexation. The plans have left 3rd District Supervisor Doreen Farr confused as to how the tribe can simultaneously expand yet claim they need Camp 4 for housing. “It doesn’t follow,” Farr said. “No matter who was going to propose a development or expansion of this size, it would raise a lot of concerns,” she said. “If it would move forward the way they are initially envisioning, it would have an enormous impact on the [Santa Ynez] Valley.” Armenta ended his letter by saying that when the hotel was built in 2004, it was “dramatically downsized” and that the tribe “did ourselves a disservice by building a — Lyz Hoffman hotel much smaller than the market dictated.”
Obamacare Deadline Extended
In response to a last-minute surge in health-insurance sign-ups, Covered California — the state’s arm of the Affordable Care Act, a k a Obamacare — gave a two-week deadline extension to anyone who started the enrollment process by March 31. In the last week alone, 156,000 state residents signed up for one of the many health-care networks mandated by the act, and more than 1.2 million have done so overall, which is about twice the initial goal set by Covered California. While no numbers exist speciﬁc to Santa Barbara County, the six counties making up the Central Coast saw 62,000 new enrollments. How many of those were uninsured prior is not known. In Santa Barbara, three new exchange plans were offered: Kaiser (which has a minimal presence in the county), Blue Cross, and Blue Shield. Covered California also signed up an additional 1.5 million state residents for MediCal, including 11,539 in Santa Barbara County, although ofﬁcials believe that up to 30,000 residents could qualify. Luckily, there’s no deadline for enrolling in MediCal, but it’s for naturalized U.S. citizens who make no more than 138 percent of the federal poverty level, or about $15,000 for individuals and $33,000 for a family of four. Santa Barbara still has many Obamacare bugs to work out, particularly that Sansum Clinic, the largest health-care provider in the county, has no contract with Blue Shield, which could affect a small but signiﬁcant slice of its patient population. Primary care providers are concerned at the low rates offered by the Blue Shield exchange; some have refused to accept those patients, and others have terminated their agreements with Blue Shield. But the big news, according to County Health spokesperson Susan Klein-Rothschild, is that thousands of residents who weren’t covered before now are, so they can seek ongoing care rather than just descend upon emergency rooms en masse. “And that’s fantastic,” she said. — Nick Welsh
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n April 12, the Santa Barbara Education Foundation will fête former school boardmember Annette Cordero and Jon Clark, president of the J.S. Bower Foundation. At the same event, Stanford political scientist Rob Reich will deliver a keynote speech in which he questions the value of foundations. A seemingly incongruous guest, Reich has suggested that area education funds increase inequality rather than reduce it. To be fair, the Santa Barbara Education Foundation allocates plenty of resources to the neediest among us. For instance, it solicits funding for the Mobile Waterford Van, a traveling classroom in which an indefatigable instructor and her assistant teach literacy skills to children whose parents cannot aﬀord to send them to preschool. And Jon Clarke averred that the majority of his foundation’s education spending is targeted at lowincome Latino families. It’s hard to ignore, however, that private giving to schools in Santa Barbara and elsewhere tends to compound the funding gaps between poor and rich schools as well as poor and rich districts. Single fundraising events at wealthier schools in the area can net more than $100,000, while other schools are happy enough if parents show up to backto-school night. There is nothing wrong with enriching the educational resources of the most advantaged populations, but that sort of giving, argues Reich, does not fulﬁll the strict deﬁnition of “charity” and should not be rewarded by tax breaks. “From the standpoint of the kid in Compton, explained Reich this week, I’m not sure how the philanthropic dollar donated to a kid in Santa Barbara beneﬁts him, whereas a tax dollar does in some marginal way.” Isn’t it natural for parents to give to their own kids’ school? “I don’t propose banning philanthropic contributions,” he said, “just
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eliminating public subsidies for giving to schools that are already relatively well oﬀ.” Reich did laud the Santa Barbara Education Foundation for leading the recent campaign to institute parcel taxes for public schools, believing that foundations would be most eﬀective if they did more to advocate for political solutions to inequality. He’ll also likely advocate for reforming Proposition , specifically to allow fair market valuations of commercial properties. It’s hard to ignore the fact that as public investment in education has waned, schools have leaned on private funding streams to help ﬁll the gap. The J.S. Bower Foundation, for instance, contributes to the salaries of administrative employees in both the Santa Barbara and Carpinteria school districts. While foundations come with advantages — more freedom than public agencies to innovate, for instance — they also come with questions of accountability, in that they don’t have to answer to the public. As Reich wrote in a recent essay for the Boston Review, “The assets of a modern philanthropic foundation are set aside in a permanent, donor-directed, tax-advantaged private endowment and distributed for a public purpose. These considerable private assets give it considerable public power. And with growing wealth and income inequality, their apparent tension with democratic principles only intensiﬁes.” Reich’s concerns strike a chord in a city like Santa Barbara, home to countless nonproﬁts all ﬁghting for the same grants from the same foundations. When he asks us to rethink our conceptions about philanthropy, he is also asking a lot more. The Santa Barbara Hope Awards beneﬁt reception will take place on Saturday, April 12, at the Carrillo Recreation Ballroom. Tickets are $125 and available at sbefoundation.org/hope-awards-2014. april 3, 2014
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The county will partner with the City of Goleta in developing a survey to gauge public interest in putting a special tax on the November ballot to help fund the Goleta Library. The tax could generate anywhere from $437,000 to $1.1 million. The survey — which will cost $20,000 from the library’s reserve fund — will be designed jointly by the city and the county.
UCSB UCSB professors may soon be required to include “trigger warnings” on course syllabi. The student senate recently passed a resolution that would allow students to miss class without penalty if content presented and discussed could trigger the onset, in a student “diagnosed or undiagnosed,” of post-traumatic stress disorder. The requirement is not intended to censor content or restrict academic freedom, said proponents, but for the university to take a “stronger stance” with sexual harassment and violence issues. The timeline for it to become campus policy — the Academic Senate must approve it — is still unclear. UCSB police ofﬁcers discovered 14 pounds of marijuana and $14,000 in the Isla Vista residence of 22-year-old Donovan Christensen. UCSB police ofﬁcers had initially arrested Christensen for public intoxication, according to a university police press release, but later obtained a search warrant for his residence located on the 6500 block of Segovia Road after ﬁnding evidence he was allegedly selling drugs. Christensen was rebooked in the County Jail and charged with possessing and transporting marijuana for sale.
Six tower surveillance cameras (pictured) have sprung up in Isla Vista in advance of this Saturday’s Deltopia. UCSB purchased the mobile cameras — it’s unclear how long they will stay up — and Sheriff’s deputies will monitor the live stream on Saturday. Essentially the spring version of Isla Vista’s infamous Halloween celebration, Deltopia attracted more than 15,000 people last year, and Facebook indicates this year’s crowd might be double that. Following recent high-proﬁle incidents — gang rapes, a near-riot, and assaults — in the saturated college town, the Sheriff’s department is upping enforcement with more than 100 ofﬁcers from various agencies. Last year, a Cal Poly student died after falling off the cliff the night before Deltopia, and a crowded balcony also collapsed, leaving several injured. There were 440 9-1-1 calls, 44 hospital visits, 23 arrested, 71 criminal citations, 59 trafﬁc citations, and ﬁve DUIs. New this year, authorities will enforce the county festival ordinance, which will prohibit residents from playing music loud enough to attract a crowd unless they obtain proper permits.
MEDIA The Santa Barbara News-Press ﬁred awardwinning, veteran photographer Mike Eliason this week, after he complained to state regulators about mold issues in the newsroom. The paper’s news director, Don Katich, said Eliason, who also works for County Fire as an education ofﬁcer, was terminated for giving away photographs and posting them on his personal website, and said that the complaints about mold — which ﬁrst surfaced last year and were reportedly addressed — only emerged again when Eliason suspected he was to be ﬁred. Eliason’s attorneys, David Nye and Jon Miller, declined comment, but the photographer’s involvement in unionization efforts likely made him a target of the paper’s owner, Wendy McCaw, who purged the paper of union sympathizers years ago. The latest charges against her past actions will be heard by the National Labor Relations Board on May 12. ■
BY K E L S E Y B R U G G E R ron Cross Tattoo owner Pablo Sela (pictured) remains in custody this week on an ICE hold after he allegedly stole hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of pricey antiques over the course of a few months from a locked storage room at Collector’s Corner. A native of Spain, Sela has rented space for his tattoo parlor for about 17 years from the 83-yearold owner of Collector’s Corner, located in the funky pink building on the corner of Anacapa and Ortega streets. Though Collector’s Corner has not been open much lately due to the owner’s declining health, a peek in the window shows it is chock-full of eclectic items. In addition to coins, Native American baskets and blankets, ivory, and vintage guns, there have been various Nazi memorabilia, including swastikas and military badges, inside. The family conﬁrmed such items had once been for sale in the shop but said they belonged to Sela and were sold at Collector’s Corner to help pay Sela’s rent, which he had long been behind on. Sela, who is reportedly Jewish, has a collection of Nazi memorabilia and at times has hung a ﬂag with the iron cross in his parlor window. Facing up to seven years in prison, Sela could be more harshly punished if the value of recovered items — more than 150 vintage artifacts have been discovered so far — are worth more than $1.3 million. It’s still unclear how much the stolen valuables are worth; police reports initially stated that at least $2 million worth of items had been taken, but a conservative appraisal of the stolen items discovered so far is $250,000. The investigation is still ongoing, and 75 vintages guns, among other collectables, are still believed to be outstanding. This ample theft is not the elderly owner’s ﬁrst experience with crime. In the early 1970s, a few years after he landed in Santa Barbara in
1969, he nearly lost his life after his throat was slit open and he was stabbed 14 times by two young men dressed in ties and sport jackets one Sunday afternoon. Despite the scare and alarming loss of blood, the owner stayed in the antique business and purchased the building, where he has since rented out space to other small businesses, including Iron Cross Tattoo. Sela has a reputation for not carding minors, and the lack of bookkeeping was an issue during his latest Public Health Department inspection last month. Authorities found his records lacked necessary forms documenting age veriﬁcation and periodic testing of the autoclave. He also had not paid his permit, but he did at that hearing. Sela was arrested Friday on charges of receiving stolen property, elder abuse, and drug possession and was scheduled to be arraigned on Wednesday. In 1997, Sela was convicted of two felony possessions of methamphetamine, and in 2008, he was also was convicted of possession of a knife at an elementary school. Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. John Ingram at email@example.com or call ■ 897-2331.
Immigration Facility cont’d from page 10 lead to raids but would only detain those from regional jails or prisons who had been convicted of serious crimes. According to Sheriﬀ ’s department spokesperson Kelly Hoover, last year the County Jail released an average of 51 people per month to ICE, for a total of 611 that year. In January and February 2014, the jail has released 47 and 29 people to ICE, respectively. How many have actually been deported is unclear. David Marin, a deputy ﬁeld oﬃcer for ICE, kept his comments short at the meeting. Following the commission’s February meeting, he said, ICE conducted community outreach — a comment that prompted the audience to wag their ﬁngers in the air — and argued that the facility would protect residents from criminals. If all goes as planned, the building will open by January 2015. Capps released a statement following the council’s vote:“Looking forward, I will continue to work with the Santa Maria community to help ensure that ICE is more engaged with the local community in a formalized, ongoing manner when making future decisions.” Patino, who previously voted in favor of the building, said that she switched her vote after speaking with legislators and ICE oﬃcials in
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The supervisors voted 5-0 on Tuesday to examine on 4/22 placing a measure on the November ballot to increase the county’s hotel bed tax rate from 10 percent to 12 or 12.5 percent. Most other cities in the county employ a 12 percent rate. The increase could lead to about $1.5 million in extra revenue — most from hotels in Montecito — which would require a simple majority approval from voters for general uses and a two-thirds approval for a speciﬁc purpose, such as to help fund Measure M if it passes in June.
State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson’s proposal to require pharmaceutical companies to dispose of expired prescription medications jumped its ﬁrst hurdle last week, winning the Environmental Quality Committee’s approval despite intense opposition from Big Pharma. Those lobbyists claim it will push up the price of pills, while Jackson argues it will only cost one penny per prescription if based on a similar program in British Columbia — a pittance, she said, to the $227 million the industry spent nationally on lobbying efforts last year. Jackson believes her bill would reduce both overdose deaths and the pollution caused when old medicine is ﬂushed down the drain. Jackson’s bill, which never made it out of committee last year, will next month be heard by the Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee, where stiffer opposition is expected.
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between the council’s meetings. “I don’t have to agree with people; they have to be represented,” she said Monday. She added that people should remember that ICE has long been operating in Lompoc. While Putney-Davalos acknowledged that the facility’s move from Lompoc to Santa Maria likely won’t result in “hugely drastic changes,” the concerns of the city’s Latino community — some families have already left town, she said — are valid.“Now that there’s that fear, we really have to work on getting people informed,” she said, adding that keeping the city’s 11,000 Latino registered voters engaged through November will include starting campaigning and fundraising early. ■ april 3, 2014
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Unlike Sheriff Bill Brown, I am not the politicians’ choice. They know Bill as a great lobbyist; but those inside our Department know him as a poor administrator whose obsession with a new jail has led to departmental neglect during his frequent road trips. After eight years of mismanagement and misspending, morale is low, overtime has exploded due to poor hiring practices, and safety has been compromised in our jail. It’s time for a change! Let’s promote true cooperation with our County’s Agencies and with programs that deter crime and recidivism: Like cost-effective community drug, alcohol and mental health treatment programs in place of very expensive but ineffective jail-based programs; and community programs for young people and their parents to really reduce drug use and gang recruitment. Let’s restore Departmental efficiency and effectiveness: By minimizing costly overtime resulting from poor planning; by reducing high jail costs and overcrowding through steps to lower the enormous (70+) percentage of prisoners held awaiting trial. As a fiscal conservative I do not want to run an inefficient Department that unnecessarily drains money from our County Budget.
Let’s adopt a policy of trust, openness and truth in place of secrecy and concealment: End secrecy about extravagant entertainment and travel expenses and chronic absenteeism. No more withholding crucial information from our Supervisors. No more confusion about jail policy; I’ll order an independent investigation to get the true facts about overcrowding and the new jail’s true operating costs (as well the cost of alternatives). I pledge to be a full-time Sheriff who will work with our Deputies and staff to build an open, efficient, and fiscally responsible Department our County can be proud of.
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SOMETHING’S FISHY: Scrawled into the foundation stone of every California water board — naturally in Latin — are high-mindedsounding phrases that mean, “First Come, First Served,” and “I Got Mine, Sucker.” These are
the legal pillars upon which California water policy rests, which — along with the egregious but all too predictable lack of rainfall — explains why California’s water-supply system is beyond repair. One big problem, of course, is that our water rights in Santa Barbara County take a backseat to those of the steelhead trout. The steelhead is a seriously badass ﬁsh that ﬁrst burst upon the scene six million years ago in some proto-caveman manifestation. Two million years ago, they evolved into what they are today, hardy enough to survive ﬁre and ice, feast and famine, ﬂoods and droughts. And during their lives, every steelhead swims from its creek of origin out into the ocean where they transform themselves from Bruce Banners into Incredible Hulks. In other words, the steelhead were genetically designed to weather the viciously ﬁckle extremes of Southern California, once the glaciers vacated the premises 12,000 years ago. At that time, it should be noted, the Chumash had not yet become the Chumash, and the Spaniards — who would later “discover” Santa Barbara — were still squatting in their caves drawing mastodon graﬃti on the walls. All was ﬁne and dandy for the steelhead until 50 years ago, when T.M. Storke, Benign Big Boss Man of Santa Barbara, steamrolled the
U.S. Congress into approving the construction of Bradbury Dam (a k a Lake Cachuma) on the Santa Ynez River. That dam, coupled with the creation of UCSB (another one of Storke’s political masterpieces) provided the foundation from whence sprang modern Santa Barbara, Goleta, Isla Vista, and — it goes without saying — Deltopia. (So many brain cells, so little time to kill them.) But the dam just happened to block the steelhead from their prime spawning grounds located further up the Santa Ynez River. The results were catastrophic. Once upon a time, 20,000 ﬁsh a year swam up the river from the ocean. Today, if we get 16, as we did in 2008, it’s cause for celebration. All that, I recognize, is mere sentimentality. Giving the steelhead legally binding, ass-kicking water rights was an innovative law professor named Joseph Sax, who died a month ago. Thirty years ago, Sax perfected what’s known as the “public trust” doctrine, which holds California’s ﬁsh — as with its air and water — belong to all Californians and can’t be thrashed and trashed without legal recourse. As such, the courts ruled, steelhead must be protected from extinction. With that, water agencies had to at least pretend to care if their dams threaten steelhead with terminal cock-blockage. In 1997, the federal government jumped in, declaring the steelhead an oﬃcially endangered species. Theoretically, that means kill a ﬁsh, go to jail. In practice, it all depends who is doing the killing. I say that because in the past year, it turns out
that the Bureau of Reclamation, which owns Cachuma, accidentally killed 180 steelhead on a half-mile stretch of Hilton Creek, located just spitting distance from the dam. I don’t want to whine about double standards, but if even one steelhead “accidentally” hitched itself to the hook dangling from my ﬁshing pole, I’d be facing some serious time or a serious ﬁne. If I wiped out 180 — maximum penalty 90 years in jail and $4.5 million ﬁne — I’d be Son of Sam-meetsSilence of the Lambs. Steelhead advocates insist the ﬁsh need to be physically moved up past the dam — trapn-truck or ﬁsh ladders — for any meaningful restoration to take place. But in the meantime, Cachuma managers have gone to considerable expense and trouble to make Hilton Creek a perpetual Deltopia where steelhead can get hot and bothered all the time. They say their eﬀorts have paid oﬀ, claiming 1,000 steelhead call Hilton Creek home. So they’re not buying the Bureau of Reclamation’s “accidents happen” defense. That’s in part because there have been eight, the ﬁrst taking place October 25, 2012, the most recent, last Wednesday morning. To get steelhead in the mood, the Bureau of Reclamation pumps just enough water down a half-mile stretch of Hilton Creek to make their pheromones dance. The Bureau is supposed to have two pumps, just to make sure there are no problems. Turns out the backup pump doesn’t work at all and the main pump works only most of the time. But on eight occasions, the pump
malfunctioned, the water stopped ﬂowing, and the steelhead were stranded in mud. A couple of instances involved planned power outages that PG&E has announced in advance. In other instances, the pump just shut down. It’s twitchy and temperamental, it turns out, and only needs an uneven surge of power to shut down.
Cachuma Operation and Maintenance Board manager Randy Ward is getting a bit peeved.
“This doesn’t require any high-tech ﬁx,” he fumed. “You can go to RadioShack and get the equipment oﬀ the shelf.” According to Bureau spokesperson Margaret Gidding, it’s a bit more complicated. The pumps don’t reactivate automatically; they have to be manually turned back on. That requires someone to get in a boat and get to the barge where the pump is. And if the outages occur at night — as some have — Bureau protocol, requires that employees wait until dawn before undertaking so potentially perilous a task. As a result, Ward and his minions found themselves forced to wade into Hilton Creek at night — nocturnal immersions — in an eﬀort to save stranded steelhead. To date, they’ve saved about 65. To get the pump replaced, a contract must be let. That takes time. When the contractor showed up to make the repairs, it turned out the problem was more extensive than initially thought. That required yet another contract to be let. And that took even more time. Sooner or later — like sometime this spring — the problem should be rectiﬁed. Until then, who knows how many power outages there might be. In the meantime, if this van’s a rockin’, don’t drive too close. That’s ’cause I break for steelhead, sucker. — Nick Welsh
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IN MEMORY Who could not love Amelia? Her beauty, her gentleness, her intelligence and humor, and her meltingly brilliant smile endeared her to everyone.
his loving wife of years, Joyce McDavid Douglas, his children, Dudley, Kim, Aaron (Darlene) and Jena, Joyce’s children, and their many grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brothers Robert and Frank, stepdaughter Cathy McDavid Barrett and grandchildren Jerome Coberly and Adriana Douglas. Memorial service Tuesday April : PM at First Christian Church, Chapala Street with a gathering after at The Ranchero Room at Harry’s Plaza Café. Memorials to Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation or the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum. More memories shared at https://www.facebook.com/ WalterCDouglas
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Dr. Joseph Zimmerman // – // Born at St. Francis Hospital to Alice Steweska Douglas and Roy Cornelius Douglas; died at Cottage Hospital at age , surrounded by his loved ones. He graduated from Santa Barbara High and proudly served in the US Navy in WWII, performing Armed Guard service at Iwo Jima and was part of the Philippine Liberation. He was a member of the first graduating class from Brooks Institute of Photography and pursued this passion throughout his life. He enjoyed many professions: Aircraft builder at Vultee, supervisor at Los Prietos Boys Camp, planning technician for Santa Barbara County, his own building design business in Santa Ynez, several positions with General Telephone and freelance photographer. He loved Santa Barbara and its rich history and spent most of his life documenting people and places through his camera lens. From -, he made a project of taking hundreds of portraits (and recorded oral history interviews) of notable citizens including descendants of prominent and pioneer Santa Barbara families. This led to a book being published in with assistance from The Westerners and coauthor, Jim Norris, “Photographs by Walter Douglas.” His entire collection is now preserved at The Presidio Research Center (Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation) where it may be accessed by generations of researchers or anyone interested in local history. He will be dearly missed by THE INDEPENDENT
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Michaela and Kai, by his daughterin-law Laurie, his son-in-law John and all who were fortunate to know him. Arrangements by Welch-RyceHaider -.
Beloved father, grandfather and friend to all in need, passed away in the early morning hours of March th . He had a brilliant mind, a funny streak and an open heart to those in need. Born in New York City on April , . He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Brooklyn College and then on to a fellowship at Iowa State University. A Chemist and Psychopharmachologist, he earned his Ph.D., working at Walter Reed Army hospital in conjunction with the University of Maryland. Joe was a full professor of Psychology at Indiana University for many years. In time, Joe became an outstanding and well published scientist in behavioral research. In later years, when he worked with patients as a licensed Clinical Psychologist, it was regardless of their ability to pay. He was authentic and always true to himself. Joe will be sorely missed by his son Eric and his daughter Alyson, by his grandchildren Joshua, Noa,
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Walter C. Dallenbach died peacefully in his sleep in the early morning hours of February , , in Santa Barbara, California with his loving wife Amelia at his side. Having arrived on this planet on August , , he was years young. A native of New Rochelle N.Y., Walter was the third of four children born to loving parents Gaston T. and Margaret E. Dallenbach. After spending summers saving lives and breaking hearts as the tall, handsome local lifeguard, he graduated from Iona Preparatory School in New Rochelle in . From there he wandered to Niagara University where he studied and wondered for three years. In he wandered into the United States Army for two years where he continued to wonder, although not out loud. In he wandered to Denison University in Granville where he received his Bachelor Of Arts Degree in . It was at Denison where Walter had the immense good fortune to meet the wonder of his life, his beautiful wife of years, Amelia Laurenson Dallenbach, of whom he wrote, “Without her, I would have been a waste.” Wandering and wondering would become, in the years ahead, two of the many fine characteristics that would mark Walter’s wonderfully warm and confident personality. And thus began an adventure that would take him and Amelia to New York City where he burst into the World Of Show Business as an NBC Guide at Rockefeller Center. would be a busy year for Walter as he moved from NBC Television to Proctor and Gamble’s Marketing Department, before wandering off to Erie, Pennsylvania where he was hired as News Director at Radio Station WLEU. In , after a year of excellent work and ratings, the lure and wonder of the West and the vast Pacific stirred the Cowboy in Walter...and oh, was there ever a Cowboy in Walter!...to wander out to the Graduate School Of Economics at The University Of California. But first came the marriage of Walter and Amelia
on February , in Cleveland, Ohio, and then the trip west in their trusty old Volvo station wagon. Once there, Amelia would join the Theatre Department and Walter would wander around the Economics Department, in his words... “stumbling in with the wrong crowd and deciding that screenwriting was bound to be my career choice.” But there was still some more wandering to do. From to he was Assistant Director of Public Relations for Century City Real Estate Development in Los Angeles, and thinking modestly, as he always did, he decided to open his own Real Estate public relations firm, “Walter C. Dallenbach Public Relations” which he successfully ran from to . In he was asked to be Southern California Press Secretary for Senator Eugene McCarthy in his ‘ Presidential Campaign, and always open to new challenges, he accepted. That same year he was sought out to be Press Secretary for the “Stanley K. Sheinbaum For Congress” campaign in Santa Barbara, County, a post he also accepted. But the magical wonder of writing for movies and television was getting more and more vivid, and in a clever and succinct move, he accepted an offer at Paragon Films in Hollywood where, from to he would condense and write the movie trailers for over feature motion pictures. Finally, in , all Walter’s wonderful wondering and wandering manifested itself in the selling of his first Network Television script for the hit show “Adam ” and he was on his way. From to , as well as writing five Independent Feature Films and several Films made for Television, he wrote over Crime/Drama Television shows for Network T.V., “Law & Order”, “The Rockford Files”, “Hart To Hart”, “Serpico” and “The Blue Knight” among them. Walter was honored with a Certificate Of Excellence from the Writers Guild Of America for having written for two of the Best Written TV Series of all time. In Walter and Amelia moved to their beautiful mountain top home in Santa Barbara, California where a new life of adventure and wondering began. From to Walter taught Screenwriting at Santa Barbara City College and at the Santa Barbara Writers Conference. A man of constant grace and poise, Walter possessed a wild and wonderful sense of the absurd... stirred, not shaken....with a dry Irish wit and a droll sarcasm delivered with the gentle swiftness and sureness of a Swedish surgeon’s knife. A lover of good music, good books, good conversation, good basketball and a good round of golf with close friends, he was a teacher, a true gentleman, and a loyal friend and confidant of the highest order. Tall and Regal with warm, sensitive smiling eyes, he loved to laugh and loved to live. In his last days he said, “You know, when good times and good work are surrounding you, it all seems like a merry-go-round. A movie in Colorado, a strange adven-
ture in Nebraska, New York City on Universal’s back lot, new friends made and gone...relationships intense, then broken. It is not real life—but it IS life.” Walter will join the spirits of his loyal four legged friends: Patches, Ilya, Sophie and the last and best of them all, the beautiful hiker of the hills, a friend to all, the great lion, Byron....who got all the jokes. Walter Charles Dallenbach... “His was a life well lived” He was preceded in death by an older brother Robert Dallenbach and survived by his eldest brother Martin Dallenbach of Evansville, Indiana and a younger sister Marie Demir of Santa Monica, California as well as seven nephews and nieces, all of whom he loved dearly: Daniel Dallenbach, Anne Marie Bula, Louise Ablin, Diane Thompson, Lisa Burkett, Alison Carey and Robert H. Dallenbach II. In lieu of flowers, Amelia has asked that donations be made to: “The Santa Barbara Foundation”, Chapala Street. # Santa Barbara, California … with a notation that it be directed to the “Walter C. Dallenbach Writers Scholarship Fund”. A celebration of Walter’s Life will be held at Birnam Wood Country Club in Montecito, on Sunday, April , .
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Dale was born in Chicago, Illinois on Valentine’s Day to Chiye and Richard Okinaka. He was the eldest of four children. Santa Barbara was his home from the time he was an infant. He attended Lincoln elementary school where he met his lifelong friend, Sal Rodriguez. The two became athletic superstars at San Marcos High School. Dale was quite popular as a teen –even being crowned “Mardi Gras King” in his senior year. But, he really shined on the basketball court as the Royals point guard. He earned All-Channel League honors in basketball but also played baseball for the Royals. For nearly years his name graced the walls of the Royals’ gymnasium as one of the superstar alumni. Dale attended Santa Barbara City College after graduating high school. At SBCC he again distinguished himself on basketball court gaining all-conference honors. At the young age of he met the love
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Jack Earl Smith 1922 – 2014
Sunny Afternoons with Grandpa
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would sit on your small porch, barricaded in by the select ﬁve bonsai trees you had brought to your retirement home (you had really wanted to bring all 30). You skillfully tended to them — miniature ﬁrs, oaks, and eucalyptus — with quick puﬀs of mist from your spray can, tenderly coaxing them into healthy growth. You wrapped brass wires around each tiny trunk, subtly training its direction, helping it form naturally around these makeshift braces, and taking them oﬀ when you felt it was right. You had such meticulous, yet easy, control then as you cared for the plants. The same ease was evident when you soaked birch, SOCKS AND ALL: Allie Cole remembers the stockinged bending and gluing the bark hours she and her grandfather Jack Earl Smith spent together, just messing around on his sunlit porch. together to make small canoes that we could ﬂoat in the water that rushed into the gutter on your street. a good apple,” you explained, and it was then And then there was my dollhouse that you when I started really believing in the magic of made — a brilliantly blue haven where I would those sunny afternoons. play for hours, writing down categories for my ¤ parents to judge its rooms by: creativity, style, livability. My miniature doll family deserved My grandpa, Jack Earl Smith, passed away on the best. March 12, a few weeks after I wrote this letter You drew out the design for my birthday about our sunny afternoons. It’s an honor to cake before using the icing. I had asked for you have been able to call him Grandpa for my 23 to draw a few friends holding hands, and you years. We will miss him greatly. I have not met drew a few extremely brawny-looking women a more caring, intelligent, talented, and wise who appeared to be squeezing the life out of human being. Grandpa had a witty sense of each other’s palms. My aunt secretly and taunt- humor that was endearing up to his last days. I ingly added construction hats and a few tools have so many memories with my grandpa from over the years that reﬂect his warm, diligent, to the picture. When you found your drawing had been and generous nature. altered, you didn’t take oﬀense. Instead, you Grandpa held several occupations over his patiently erased the protruding muscles, the lifetime, each impressive. After high school, swollen ligaments, kindly smoothing out he worked for Lockheed, building airplanes, extremities, making the coarseness disappear, until WWII started and he joined the Army. all the while humming a quirky tune. You were After basic training, he was ordered to Yale always able to erase the coarseness from my University to learn to be a dentist. After the world. war, he went to USC on the GI Bill and earned We did not know then that you would one a master’s in economics. He later received a day lose that sharpness and ﬁne-tuned dexter- PhD in education from Nova University and ity of thought, speech, and action to Alzheim- became a lifelong educator. Grandpa was ﬁrst er’s. This is why those sunny afternoons were a professor of economics and then worked in so special. Just you and me on your porch, our college administration for more than 20 years, socked feet straight out in front of us, bathed in serving ﬁnally as a Dean of Instruction at two the light while the rest of our bodies remained community colleges. In his last years, Grandpa was surrounded in the shade. One day we brought our sketchbooks out by family in Santa Barbara. He was married to your porch. I asked you to draw a portrait to Bernice, my grandma and his loving wife, of me and said that I’d draw a portrait of you. for 61 years. My mom, Susan Cole, my uncle, We spent an hour peeking at each other from Bryan Smith, and my aunts, Pam Smith and behind our respective sketchpads, forming and Sheri Parker, spent many hours with him. My reforming the lines of our drawings. brothers, Jeﬀ and Miles Cole, would visit, as Then it came time to show each other our would grandchildren Alexa Canova-Parker portraits. I showed you my rudimentary rep- and Grant Canova-Parker. resentation of your graying features — strong True to Grandpa’s lifelong passion for jaw, gentle eyes, wavy hair. And you showed me community colleges, the family asks that any your masterpiece. It was certainly not what I remembrances go to the Santa Barbara City expected — a giant, realistic black apple.“You’re College Foundation. ■
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obituaries cont’d from p. 20 of his life, Margaret while attending SBCC. They wed that same year and proved to the world that they shared a love and bond that would last a lifetime. In they had their first daughter, Lisa, followed a few years later by their youngest daughter Chrissy. Dale worked hard to provide for his family. In those early years, at times he held two jobs –working for General Motors/ Delco Electronics and on weekends at a family run nursery. While he worked his way up at GM/Delco, he also attended night school to earn a bachelor’s in Business Management from La Verne University. After earning his degree, Dale made his career working in purchasing for GM/Delco until he retired in . Even though his life was busy with family and work, he always stayed active in local sports. He played on city league basketball teams and coached local girls’ softball and basketball. He had a passion and talent for coaching. Dale worked with many young athletes throughout his life—whether it be through Goleta Valley Girls’ Softball Association, Dos Pueblos High School, San Marcos High School or numerous area travel teams. He was a winning coach. In , he was honored as Amateur Softball Association Coach of the Year after he led the California Waves to win the National Softball Championship. In , he was inducted into the Santa
Barbara Athletic Roundtable Hall of Fame for his contributions to local girls’ softball. Two years later, in , he coached the Dos Pueblos varsity girls’ softball team to a CIF championship win. He took a genuine interest in the kids he coached and they loved him. His motivation and drive encouraged the girls to work hard to always be at their very best on the field and in life. Many of his players continued to be a part of his life long after they graduated and had families of their own. Dale’s sense of humor combined with his compassion endeared him to so many—whether it be his family, friends, players, local waitresses or nurses and doctors. He touched so many lives. A heartfelt thank you to Doctors Kupperman, Watson and Vallee for the amazing care you gave Dale. Dale’s family was the center of his life and he was the heart and soul of theirs. He is survived by his wife Margaret, daughters Lisa Lyytikainen (Keith), and Chrissy Valenzuela (Cele), grandchildren Davis Mansmann (), Chase Mansmann (), Isabel Valenzuela (), Emily Valenzuela (), Sidney Lyytikainen() and Kathryn Lyytikainen (), brothers Mark and Rick and sister Nona, niece Lilly and great nephew Joey. His courage, loyalty, strength, love and commitment will live forever in their hearts. A celebration of Dale’s life will be
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Beatrice “Mary” Stettler // – //
STETTLER, Beatrice “Mary”; passed away peacefully in the loving arms of her family at the home of her daughter Patti, in Santa Barbara on Wednesday, March , . Mary was born in Rugby, England on November , to Leonard and Grace Cox. She grew up in Rugby with her younger brother Jimmy and her beloved Aunties. At the age of , she went to work as a drafter for a large engineering firm. In , Mary joined the Auxiliary Territorial Service, the women’s branch of the British Army and became a driver. As fate would have it, Mary attended a USO dance at
the prompting of her girlfriend and it was there that she met Warren Stettler, a handsome U.S. Army Air Force meteorologist with the th Weather Squadron. Warren and Mary were married in England in . At the end of the war, Mary and her infant daughter Judith crossed the Atlantic with thousands of other war brides on the Queen Mary. Warren and Beatrice settled in Oceanside, where Warren ran Stettler Brothers’ Plastering Contractors. Mary’s life was family centered, her home being remembered as a haven not only for her children, but also by many friends & family. In , Mary, Warren and their daughter Terri moved to Santa Barbara to be closer to their children. Warren passed away years later on their th wedding anniversary. Mary was a loving wife and mother who instilled her love of animals, nature, music, art and literature in all of her children. She had a quick wit, and was always ready for an adventure! Mary had a very special bond with her grandson, David. They were the most loyal of friends. She was especially proud of his courage to move across country to No. Carolina last year. She spoke of the similarity between her and David... as she also moved far from family as a young woman. She missed him, but loved his frequent phone calls. Her next trip was to see his new
house this April. Mary is survived by her children Judy Gabler (Don), Patti Weber (Bob), Jim Stettler (Linda), Cathy Stettler (Judi Nattrass) and Terri Stettler; grandchildren Jennifer Love, Glenn Love, Matt Pesendian, Chris Weber, David Weber, Jade Wood, Ben Stettler and Greg Stettler; great grandchildren and great great grandson. Mary’s family would like to give special thanks to the staff and residents of Garden Court. We would also like to thank her caregiver Hilda Ramirez, whom she adored. The family would be honored by your remembrance of their mother with a contribution to any of the following Santa Barbara foundations: Alpha Resource Center (alphasb. org), Pathpoint (pathpoint.org) or Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care (vnhcsb.org). A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, April th at p.m. at Garden Court, De La Vina St. Santa Barbara. In remembrance of Mary, take time to pause, as she did, to feel the wonder of all God’s creations, from the smallest ant to the grandest mountain; to be inspired by the wind, the ocean, the clouds and especially by Trees! Then turn to someone nearby and say “Isn’t it Lovely!” And pick a flower whenever you’re moved to...
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or the past year, the Riviera Association has attempted to work with El Encanto and City Planning to resolve the ongoing parking problems [independent.com/encantoparking], but Mission Ridge, San Carlos, Lasuen, Moreno, and especially Alameda Padre Serra (APS) at Orpet Park continue to be overrun with hotel employee cars. Neighbors and the Riviera Association have noted that midnight parking on APS from Moreno to Lasuen averages 10 vehicles, but from about 7-11 a.m., vehicles ﬁll the available 40 spaces; employees are observed leaving their cars and heading up to the hotel. Nearby streets have the same situation. The hotel’s 2004 Master Plan Conditions of Approval stated “all employees shall be required to park their vehicles on-site.” But the project added cottages, a ballroom, dining facilities, and a spa; the number of employees doubled from 90 in 2006 (when the hotel closed) to about 200 today, and no provision was made for increased employee parking. El Encanto tried to mitigate the situation with oﬀ-site parking, bus passes, and on-site parking for carpoolers and management, but self-regulation by the hotel has proven ineﬀective, and the city ignores enforcement of the Conditions of Approval. The city should begin immediate and effective enforcement of El Encanto’s Conditions of Approval. — Steve Newman, Chair, Streets and Utilities Committee, Riviera Association
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l Encanto’s $12 valet parking fee to visit the restaurant sends a lot of patrons to park on side streets to avoid the fee. Even The Biltmore supplies free valet parking. — Christine Limm, S.B.
hen did the electorate of the City of Santa Barbara vote to donate money to and become benefactors of the Elings Park Foundation? In order to save what was described as a $12,000 yearly deﬁcit at the Las Positas Tennis Facility, the City Council granted a 38-year lease to Elings Park for $1/year with no proﬁt-sharing. Unlike the Municipal Golf Course, where vendors and city are in business and share proﬁts together, Elings has chosen to split all proceeds from
Las Positas Tennis Facility 50-50 with a for-proﬁt tennis academy. The city’s multimillion-dollar, tax-free gift to Elings Park has now become complicated by Elings’s desire to build a multimillion-dollar oﬃce complex on the site, which sits along our last rural roadway in the city. At the last architectural review board meeting, Elings admitted that the cost to run its new facility would be about $120,000 per year. Elings’s lease with the city allows it to give back the entire complex on a 30-day notice anytime over the next 38 years. (Who picks up that bill?) Tax-free contributions will be needed to fund the construction and will be free from city taxes by the same token. Perhaps Elings will use its new weekend $5/day parking fee to help fund the construction. Maybe the oﬃcials at the city should have checked with the citizen-users of the facility (the original builders and funders of the improvements to be demolished by Elings) before they chose to support this massive, illconceived, unneeded construction project on public land.
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have seen about a dozen of these young people get oﬀ the train and go down the track to ﬁnd a “squat,” and I’ve been telling people for years that these are a diﬀerent group than the usual local mentally ill and homeless indigents. As far as I am concerned, they should get the same hospitality and kindness that my grandfather and uncles got when they were “bumming it” during the Great Depression. My ancestors were given a bunk, a bowl of oatmeal in the morning, and then taken to the city limits — Merle Betz, S.B. and sent on their way.
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during the severe drought of the 1940s, there were nine in the family at Judy Pearce’s grandmother’s house, all trying to save water. But unknown to them, Judy tells me, someone was stealing it. “Fiesta was canceled in 1947, so tourists wouldn’t come and use up our water,” Judy recalls. “Doubt that would happen now. I remember my grandmother throwing the dishwater out the window for the poinsettias. Now I take mine out to WATER CAPER: Back in 1947, when Fiesta was cancelled due to the potted plants in memory a drought, Judy Pearce’s family lived next door to the Miramar … with mysterious results. of my wonderful grandma. “There were nine of us living at Gram’s: aunts, uncle, cousin, my BATHWATER TO ROSES: They’re well-tobrother, Mom, and me. We were extremely care- do Montecitans, reduced by rationing to buckful, but Grandma’s bill kept getting higher and eting out their bathwater to haul outdoors to higher. She complained to the Montecito Water save the roses. Whatever a ﬂow restrictor is, they want no part of one slapped on by water police. Department, and they investigated. “We were adjacent to the Miramar Hotel’s garage and gas station, later remodeled into the NOBLE ROMANS: Ovid the poet wrote convention hall, and they were hooking up to some pretty racy stuﬀ back in the day. Some of it’s displayed in the play Metamorphoses, comour water at night and washing guests’ cars. “I don’t know if Grandma ever got a rebate. plete with pool, by Ensemble Theatre Company, I was just a little girl. I would [suppose] some at the New Vic. Beautifully staged and directed sort of adjustment was made. Can you imagine by Jonathan Fox. Front-row folks get raincoats. those sneaky sons of guns stealing our water?” (Through Apr. 13.)
PUTIN OR PALIN? Which would be worse
to have reigning over Alaska, Vladimir Putin or Sarah Palin? Ex-governor Palin quit the job cold turkey in 2009, you’ll recall, taking up more or less permanent residence on Fox News. But except for a single U.S. Senate vote, Russian President Putin (“Vlad, Impaler of the Ukraine”) might be presiding over our northern icebox. That would put him just 500 miles or so from the state of Washington and possibly threatening to gnaw chunks out of Canada or the U.S. instead of Ukraine. (Or in addition to.) You doubt? Read your history. Back in the mid-1800s, the Russian czars were anxious to sell Alaska for two cents an acre. (Cheap.) The Russians needed the money and feared that Alaska, so near British Columbia and so far from Moscow, could be easily grabbed by the Brits. They also worried that the U.S. might just annex it, Putin-style. Deciding to cash out before they lost out entirely, the Russians approached both the U.S. and England, hoping the competition would drive up the price. The Brits replied: Nyet. They already possessed the huge expanse of trackless Canada. Why buy more? In 1867, the Civil War over, Secretary of State William Seward snapped at the deal. He favored U.S. expansion, and here was a chance to add 586,412 square miles on the Paciﬁc for a mere $7.2 million. Critics screamed. What in the world would
we do with this frozen wilderness a million miles from nowhere? Didn’t we have enough land stretching from sea to sea that we didn’t have enough people to ﬁll? They dubbed it President Andrew Johnson’s “Polar Bear Garden” and the name that’s stuck down through the years: “Seward’s Folly.” (This was before gold was discovered there, of course.) There was nothing of value there, “a sucked orange,” now that the Russians had hunted furbearing animals almost to extinction, thundered the New York World. But Seward took his “folly” to the Senate, which okayed the treaty by a single vote. You can see remains of the old Russian experience on the island of Sitka, which Sue and I plan to visit when we cruise to Alaska later this year. Let me know if you want to come along. In the meantime, the closest Vlad can get to Alaska without arriving as a tourist is by standing on Russia’s Big Diomede Island way out in the Bering Strait and peering through binoculars at U.S.-owned Little Diomede Island. Or, heck, he could just walk over when ice forms a bridge. It’s only a 2.7-mile stroll. Speaking of polar bears, in 1987, Lynne Cox swam from Little Island to Big, and she was congratulated by Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and President Ronald Reagan, easing Cold War tensions somewhat. (Neither was present when the freezing Cox emerged from the sub-40-degree — Barney Brantingham waters, however.)
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HUNG OUT TO DRY: Thai marijuana plants cure in the sun before being packaged for shipment.
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HighSeas Smugglers How Surfers Brought Designer Pot to the World — and Paid for It
(FROM P. 152)
After eighteen months in a Vietnamese jail, [Jim] Lawton had returned to Santa Barbara and resumed his work as a commercial
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ous archival research and thousands of hours of oral-history interviews. The result is a wide-ranging, compulsively readable account of how Thai stick, once an unremarkable staple of peasant life in rural Southeast Asia, became an international sensation; how it invaded and fundamentally altered American culture; and how daring young men — many of them Southern California surfers and watermen — brought the weed in increasingly large shipments to the West Coast, where it was oﬄoaded on beaches from Mexico to Canada. Maguire and Ritter have given voice to an entire generation of people — including several Santa Barbarans — who have stayed hidden for fear of prosecution. Now that their stories are being told, these former prisoners of the “cannabis closet” are coming together to acknowledge their shared experience of living outside the law — or inside actual prisons — for decades. Although the publication of Thai Stick happens to coincide with several unprecedented changes in the legal status of marijuana in America, this is not a tale of patients and their caregivers, nor is it the record of an emerging alternative source of state tax revenue. Instead, Thai Stick tells many stories, some sensational and even heroic, others just stupid and sad, of what it was like when pot was still totally illegal and how the original generation of surfer-scammers who began importing the drug from Southeast Asia gradually ran afoul not only of the law but also of their own and their collaborators’ personal limitations. The following excerpts from Thai Stick center on Santa Barbara, where a few of the book’s colorful characters resided. The passages highlight the tensions and conﬂicts that led to the eventual downfall and dissolution of the surfer-scammer network under DEA pressure in the 1980s. It’s one of the great crime stories of the late 20th century, a Goodfellas for the Paciﬁc Rim.
t’s a beautiful night in Santa Barbara sometime in the 1970s, and a group of men meet up at San Marcos Lanes. They bowl, drink beer, and ﬁnally, when everyone has arrived, get into their cars, pickup trucks, and VW campers and caravan to Summerland, where a blacked-out ship awaits a few hundred yards oﬀshore. The vessel carries 15,000 pounds of Thai stick, the most potent (and the most expensive) marijuana in the world; it has arrived in California after a long journey across the Paciﬁc from the Gulf of Thailand, where another enterprising group of young Americans loaded the shipment several weeks before. As a crew of experienced ﬁshermen ferry the weed to the beach in Zodiacs — inﬂatable boats then favored by both Navy SEALs and outlaw oﬀ-loaders — the San Marcos bowlers pick up their shares of the cargo and vanish into the night. Within hours, the ship is gone, and so is the weed, dispersed in 20 or more vehicles and headed for thousands of customers who will happily pay a premium for the best pot that money can buy. For their book, Thai Stick: Surfers, Scammers, and the Untold Story of the Marijuana Trade (Columbia University Press), authors Peter Maguire and Mike Ritter did assidu-
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SURFER HISTORIAN: Author Peter Maguire tucks into a Santa Barbara barrel, circa 1982.
fisherman. Some of his friends were offloading for the Coronado Company, and when he expressed interest, they invited him to a barbeque at Lou Villar’s Montecito mansion. The Corco leaders used to hold these informal cookouts to audition prospective employees. Lawton watched Corco bosses drink expensive French wine, smoke Thai sticks, and snort cocaine. “Coke! They had coke all the time. They had college girls. Tassels on their penny loafers! It was kind of gross at times to the beach crew guys. They were living in big mansions on Park Lane,” said Lawton. “The whole thing with polo ponies — not one, not two, a stable full! A couple Cobras, matching ones, a red one on a trailer — just this type of extravagant stuff.” The fisherman was especially unimpressed by Lou Villar. To him, Villar was a caricature of a drug dealer. “They called him ‘Poppers.’ He was supposed to be like the Godfather, Poppers, the dad, the big daddy,” recalled Lawton. “They’d all just go goo-goo over all their fame and fortune and stuff.” What was missing to the surfer-smuggler was “that hippie vibe that we’d had when we were working independently, just doing a handful of things and doing our own core loads, Ma and Pa operations.” …
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… Lawton and his fisherman friends launched their inflatables from Bear Harbor [in Mendocino County], ran out to a big black trawler, and stacked pot bales on the Zodiacs. “I’d have to stand on the edge of the boat and look over a giant pile to navigate it back into shore. Then there were rocks in this cove where we had to navigate in — it was kind of a channel, the place where you wanted to go between the wash rocks.” The smugglers followed their underwater light sticks channel back to the beach, where body-lifted fourwheel-drive trucks with camper shells were waiting. Once the boats landed, the beach crew set up supermarket roller ramps that went from the boats to the trucks’ tailgates.
TOP PRODUCT: Sinsemilla buds from Thailand wrapped around a hemp stem with thin red thread were among the most coveted forms of marijuana in the 1970s and 1980s.
Even though there was a public access road into Bear Harbor, the trucks went up a steep firebreak trail to the ridgeline. “They just had these four-wheel-drive trucks with little shell campers and big V-8 engines and big knobby tires, and they’d roar these loads up and get them out of town before dawn.” Corco posted one man dressed in a forest service uniform, complete with Smokey the Bear hat, nametag, flashlight, and law enforcement belt and key ring. His vehicle looked identical to a U.S. Forest Service truck, and was posted on the main road. The “ranger” knocked down a tree with a chainsaw, so even if someone got past him, there was still the tree to get over. The few times he encountered campers, the fake ranger told them there was a rabid skunk on the beach or that the police were searching the area for a dangerous fugitive. After the eight tons were successfully offloaded and sold, [Ed] Bridgely [co-founder of the Corco] flew back to Japan with a leather suitcase that held $250,000 cash under the false bottom [for the crime syndicate Yakuza, which helped rescue a Corco boat at one point and were owed a quarter of a million — Ed.]. “They got a quarter large and they were laughing. Everything worked out. We had no problems.”
In just a few short months, Ed Bridgely of the Coronado Company would ﬁnd out just how wrong he was, and the setting was once again Montecito.
(FROM P. 157)
Thanks in part to the information provided by Lou Villar’s unpaid carpenter, the DEA had the Corco’s leaders’ houses under surveillance and their phones bugged. Agents were waiting when Ed Bridgely and two other Corco principals pulled up to a horse ranch in Montecito. Just as Bridgely was about to turn his Mercedes into the CONT’D >>>
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How did it feel that night at Chaucer’s? Euphoric. It was great to be back in Santa Barbara, especially on the book trip. I wanted to stay. Seeing people I knew in high school, people who were very dear to me, was powerful. And just the place itself is powerful. When I smell the sage and the damp of the morning fog hits me, it’s like a punch in the face. How has it been to look at your life through the lens of historical research? What this project has done for me is give me some kind of answer to a question that I have wondered about for most of my life, which is “What happened?” How did a whole generation get to be so crazy? As a kid, I was a motivated student in science with the talent and support to do whatever I wanted. Sure, there was a certain wanderlust in my character, but does that explain it? Conducting these interviews and doing the research for the book has ﬁnally allowed me to get a handle on it that works for me. I didn’t set out to become an outlaw. Now I wish I had done more on the inside of society and the law with my life, perhaps become some kind of scientist. But my generation went out in the world to teach ourselves — that was our approach. There were so many obvious ﬂaws in what we were told and in what we were taught that we felt we had to start again from the beginning to develop our own understanding. And this insight, which came from the historical research process, led me to a deeper question than the one I had been asking for so long about myself, because it made me begin to wonder again about the intense reaction that we encountered — the war on drugs. I started to ask why there was this phobia about
marijuana, what made it such a target? And I saw that ast fall, Thai Stick authors Peter Maguire and even the moral crusaders who drove the thing were Mike Ritter held a book-signing at Chaucer’s not themselves able to articulate their fear. America Books. The crowd in attendance included is a terribly competitive place, and the enduring presquite a few men in their ﬁfties and sixties, ence of a strong military in the culture, the emphasis many of them wearing baseball caps and sporting Hawaiian-style shirts. The scammers were in the house. A large tub of Tecate on ice completed the picture, at the center of which sat Ritter, a tanned, ﬁt 65-year-old with a bright but cautious smile. Surfer-turnedscammer, a brilliant navigator with a mathematical bent, Ritter freely admits to having spent a big part of his adult life smuggling marijuana in some form or another — beginning as a 19-year-old on the Hippie Trail through Morocco to Afghanistan and then Southeast Asia. Ritter grew up ROAD TRIP: Coauthors Peter Maguire (left) and Mike Ritter are seen on their in Santa Barbara, and clearly Thai Stick book tour. Thai Stick has been optioned for screen adaptation by most of the people who were John-Henry Butterworth, who was, along with his brother Jez Butterworth, there had turned out to see the screenwriter on Fair Game, the 2010 film about Valerie Plame that him, to ask him questions, and starred Naomi Watts and Sean Penn. to talk about the book. — CD
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Do you feel vindicated by the changes to the law that are happening state by state today? Not really. It’s complicated, but I’m not entirely satisﬁed with what’s happening now. When we started out doing this in the late 1960s, I think we all believed that prohibition would come to an end, and that marijuana would be legal by the time we turned 30. If you had asked the scammers back then, 99 percent of them would wou wo u have said yes, it will be legal any time now. And that’s what I thought, too, but then Reagan tho came cam in, and prosecutors began using usi RICO more, and my feelings shift shi ed all the way the other way, and an I assumed that nothing would ever ev change. Now when I go to California and an see what’s happening, I’m stunned. Whatever blend of activst ism is and demographics that’s led to this, I give credit to the strategists. But medical marijuana? g Paying taxes on marijuana? It all P kind k of annoys me. I don’t think people should have to pretend p to be sick because they want to smoke pot. Part of me is dissatisﬁed with the new thing because at heart, I’m a smuggler, and I’ll do what I want no matter what you say. I have civil liberties, and you are at fault if you abridge them. I see a situation that’s changing rapidly, and looking back on what came before, and knowing that there are guys doing life sentences for being successful at this business, I feel like the people who made it illegal should be held accountable. ■
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“They did not even bother to pay lip service to the old ideals of trust or loyalty; those guys didn’t have that.” In an attempt to distance himself from the Coronado Company, Lawton and his friends dubbed themselves “the Santa Barbara Five.” When the fisherman saw Agent Conklin [the DEA’s point man in the Corco prosecution] at Joe’s Restaurant on State Street in Santa Barbara, he smiled at him. “It was just like friendly cops and robbers. He knew that the Santa Barbara Five, the beach crew guys, were all surfers and fishermen. He knew he wasn’t chasing somebody who was going to shoot him. It wasn’t a restaurant in Chicago where he was sitting at this table and we were sitting at the next one by chance and there was going to be a shootout. He knew we didn’t have anything more than a smile.” Lawton saved his harshest words for the Corco leaders. “They turned us in, that was really the lowest thing,” he said. “And they rubbed it in our faces and got us into it, then they had the nerve not to pay us fully.” All of the smugglers and their lawyers were dragged into court in San Diego. Lawton pled guilty to federal conspiracy charges and refused to talk: “It was the simple, clean way out, going IN COUNTRY: Without the infrastructure of roads and bridges built to through the whole thing. support U.S. troops in Vietnam, massive shipments of Thai stick such So bingo, I just said, ‘Okay, as this one would not have been possible. I can do that. I don’t need to talk about anybody. I’m found two more California driver licenses with not going to tell you anything. I’ll tell you what the same photo and a binder filled with notes I did.’” The offloader was sentenced to a year in about Corco’s smuggling activities. Lompoc Federal Prison; compared to Vietnamese Bridgely’s bail was set at $5,000,000, and jail, it was easy. Not only was he allowed letters multiple indictments were issued after the and visitors, by the time he got there, everyone initial arrests. Cooperating witnesses named had heard about his case. “I smoked just as everybody from the truck drivers to the offloadmuch weed at Lompoc or at MCC [Metropolitan ers, even the guy in the fake forest service outCorrection Center, San Diego] as I would on the fit. Offloader Jim Lawton was one of the men street,” he said. “We were treated as celebrities caught in Agent Jim Conklin’s dragnet. “They whenever we went anywhere, because everywere like slap-on-the-back-yes-men, and everybody knew the story of the Coronado Company thing’s groovy and we’re so cool, tennis courts in jail — that we’d done these huge loads of Thai and bottles of wine and sweaters wrapped weed and like that, and that we were around their necks,” said offloader Jim Lawton. heroes and the guys had snitched us off.” MICHAEL S. FERGUSON
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THURSDAY 4/3 /: Spacks Street Reception This exhibition of paintings by Barry Spacks celebrates the life and legacy of Santa Barbara’s ﬁrst poet laureate, who passed away late last January. A veritable wellspring of creativity, Spacks was a beloved teacher and writer, consistently creating small paintings using a wide variety of materials and media. Each piece will be priced at $, and a special reading of the Spacks poem “Spacks Street” will open the memorial exhibition, which shows through June . -pm. Sullivan Goss, An American Gallery, E. Anapamu St. Free. Call -.
/: The Fire Department Santa Barbara’s so-called “party rock” group The Fire Department celebrates the release of its second EP with a hometown show and the debut of a music video for “Underwater,” the record’s titular track. pm. Velvet Jones, State St. $-$. Call -. /: The Book Den -Year Anniversary Celebration As part of st Thursday, patrons will enjoy perusing used, new, and obscure books. There will be a monthlong celebration of Eric Kelley’s spell as owner of the -year-old institution. -pm. The Book Den, E. Anapamu St. Free. Call -.
/: Erland, Ghost Tiger, and Sun Daes Three of Santa Barbara’s hottest musical acts join forces to infect concertgoers with alternative-rock rhythms, headlined by folk-rockers Erland, who have continued to build a loyal fan base following their nationwide tour in support of their fan-funded debut album, On Our Side. :pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, State St. $-$. Ages +. Call -.
Resource Center, where the museum’s “teaching artists” will assist participants of all ages in constructing monochromatic architectural sculptures with card-stock. :-:pm. S.B. Museum of Art, State St. Free. Call -.
FRIDAY 4/4 /: AARP Driver Safety Program This class, aimed at drivers above the age of , aims to equip participants for strategies and techniques to prepare for the normal changes associated with aging. am-pm. S.B. Family YMCA, Hitchcock Wy. $-$. Call -. /: Cambridge Drive Concert: Jen Hajj Her soothing voice and keen sense of melody have earned Hajj’s music the distinction of “musical comfort food.” Openers Mark Alciati and Sherie Davis each have unique individual styles that they combine for a slate of unique and varied original songs. :pm. Cambridge Drive
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festival that helped launch the careers of Tim Burton and Pixar’s John Lasseter returns, exhibiting more of the unique and exciting short animated ﬁlms that earned Spike & Mike’s its outstanding reputation over the course of three decades. This year, as a tribute to the festival’s th anniversary, there will be a special showcase of the festival’s most outstanding, interesting, and notorious ﬁlms. and pm. Campbell Hall, UCSB. Free-$. Ages +. Call -. Read more on pg. . /: Campaign for Student
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Pavilion will be transformed into a festive plaza, complete with food and live music, as part of this year’s “Show Us Your Love” kick-oﬀ. Vaquero Square is the theme to this year’s event, which aims to help students get in touch with various SBCC student groups, clubs, and faculty members. -:pm. Sports Pavilion, SBCC, Cliﬀ Dr. Free. Call -.
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Julia Barbosa Landois and Erik Sanden combine music, stunning visuals, storytelling, and dance in this performance, which explores the interpersonal and emotional eﬀects of emigration. The performance will be preceded by a happy hour. -pm. Museum of Contemporary Art S.B., Paseo Nuevo. Free. Call -.
ebrating its th year, Kids Draw Architecture has kids of all ages draw Santa Barbara architectural landmarks, with the help of area architects and artists, in an eﬀort by The Architectural Foundation to make Santa Barbarans young and old aware of their environment. These drawings will later be entered in a contest wherein the winners are included in next year’s Kids Draw Architecture Calendars! -pm. Santa Barbara Mission, Laguna St. Free. Call -.
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/: Fork Fest This brandnew event, presented by Crown the Town, aims to highlight Santa Barbara’s unique culinary culture in a friendly competition. Fifteen area restaurants will be asked to pack as much culinary greatness onto a single fork, with guests voting to crown the ﬁrst champion of Fork Fest. -pm. The Funk Zone, State St. at Mason St. $. Call () -. /: Carmen This classic story about the tragic nature of obsessive love will be the ﬁnal - oﬀering from State Street Ballet. Combining evocative music and splendid visuals, Carmen blends ballet with elements of modern dance and jazz, making for an enthralling and ﬁtting ﬁnale for the season. :pm. Granada Theatre, State St. $-$. Call -. Read more on pg. . /: nd Annual Seniors Have Talent Singers, dancers, and musicians over the age of will showcase their talents in an evening of entertainment that spans generations. This year’s oﬀerings include a comedic musical performance, some soulful bluegrass, and a Hawaiian hula! -pm. Marjorie Luke Theatre, E. Cota St. $$. Call () -. /: Art From Scrap
Assemblage Art Show and Fundraiser Guests will be
able to bid on artwork submitted by more than area artists (as well as several enticing silentauction items), all while enjoying area wine, appetizers, and beer. :-pm. Art From Scrap, E. Cota St. $. Call -. /: Kick-Oﬀ for Petition
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about the health and environmental risks posed by fracking, join in this signature-gathering eﬀort spearheaded by S.B. County Water Guardians to get an initiative to ban fracking in S.B. County on the November ballot. Das Williams will also speak. am. Alameda Park, Santa Barbara St. Free. Call - or visit sbcountywater guardians.org. /: For the Joy of Singing Women of all ages and experience levels are invited to participate in an evening of a capella harmony with Kate Munger, founder of the Threshold Choir movement, a service choir group that sings softly at the bedside of the gravely ill. -pm. Unitarian Society, Santa Barbara St. Free. Call -. /: Baths Will Wiesenfeld, better known as Baths, is an electronic musician who uses a diverse and exciting array of sounds to incite dancing or trance-like states in
/: Mary Amato Acclaimed children’s author Mary Amato will read, discuss, and sign copies of her latest book, Guitar Notes, her ﬁrst novel for young-adult readers. pm. Chaucer’s Books, State St. Free. Call -. /: Paul Farmer: In the Company of the Poor Harvard physician, medical anthropologist, and founding director of the international charity group Partners in Health, Paul Farmer will speak on his eﬀorts to alleviate suﬀering in some of the planet’s most impoverished areas and will lead a discussion on human rights and social justice. pm. Campbell Hall, UCSB. $. Call -.
/: Fabulous Fungi with Dr. Bob Cummings Spend your Sunday morning strolling through the incredible acre Arroyo Hondo Preserve, searching for mushrooms with Dr. Bob Cummings, one of the world’s foremost mushroom experts. :-:am. Arroyo Hondo Preserve, Gaviota Coast. $. Call -.
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MONDAY 4/7 /: Chalking for Justice Delphine Louie Anaya will utilize a wall of UCSB’s MultiCultural Center to create a mural that embodies the mission of the MCC at this live artistic exhibition. Anaya, a digital and visual arts teacher at Laguna Blanca, expects to complete the piece in early May. pm. MultiCultural Center, UCSB. Free. Call -. /: Foreclosure: What You Need to Know California’s new Homeowner Bill of Rights will be explained by an attorney from the Legal Aid Foundation, covering issues like bankruptcy, loan modiﬁcation, and foreclosure. -pm. Goleta Library, N. Fairview Ave., Goleta. Free. Ages +. Call -.
TUESDAY 4/8 /: Stress Management with Jay Winner, MD This entertaining and informationpacked program aimed at minimizing the eﬀects of stress will equip participants with strategies to rest, sleep, and communicate more eﬀectively. -pm. Sansum Clinic, rd Floor Conference Rm., Pesetas Ln. Free. Ages +. Call () -. /: Stephen Hough Don’t miss this rare opportunity to partake in a performance from Hough, a laureate of the MacArthur Fellowship (“Genius Grant”) and Royal Philharmonic Society Award, who is widely recognized as being one of the premier classical pianists on the planet. pm. Lobero Theatre, E. Canon Perdido St. $-$. Call -.
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/: Les Ballets Trockadero This all-male, tutu-clad troupe has become an international sensation, aﬀectionate in its comedic depiction of ballets like Swan Lake. The Trocks are far from unskilled, however, utilizing their technical prowess to delight audiences both familiar with and new to the world of dance. pm. Granada Theatre, State St. $-$. Call -. Read more on pg. .
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WEDNESDAY 4/9 /: The Midtown Men Having taken Broadway by storm with Jersey Boys, The Midtown Men reunite in Santa Barbara with a whole new slate of songs from the s, lending their remarkable production and style to classic tunes ranging from the Beatles to Motown. pm. Granada Theatre, State St. $-$. Call -. /: The Assad Family Heralded as “the best two-guitar team in existence, maybe even in history,” a distinction that has earned them a long list of awards and honors, the brothers Sérgio and Odair Assad will explore folk and pop music from their native country of Brazil, with the help of other members of the Assad family. pm. Campbell Hall, UCSB. $-$. Call -. Read more on pg. . /: Arthur velHoyle Novelist, educator, independent nd ﬁlmmaker, and communications professional Arthur Hoyle will discuss, read from, and sign copies of his latest work, The Unknown Henry Miller. pm. Chaucer’s Books, State St. Free. Call -.
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TUE APR 8 6:00PM “WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP: MOTIVATIONS, EXPERIENCES & REFLECTIONS” Fielding Graduate University presents this structured conversation by Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. Secretary for the Dept of Health & Human Services; Peggy O’Brien, Director of Education at the Folger Library & formerly of DC public schools; and Katrina Rogers, President Fielding Graduate University. The three women will focus on leadership in a social justice context. For more info call 805-898-2926, for tickets visit www.fieldingwomeninleadership.eventbrite.com.
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“I love helping young people to see things positively. They can be progressive and productive for themselves. That’s what happened for me. I had great teachers that coached me along.” said Ernesto Calles, who teaches English as a Second Language, Spanish, and the social sciences for Santa Barbara County schools. Calles, who practices Hinduism and enjoys reading philosophy, has been back in town for three years after spending 39 years away. “My family has been in this area for over 100 years, so I’m glad to be back home,” he added.
“I like to think the best thing is the weather here, but I’m really starting to meet some great people through Adult Ed classes,” said Pam Emerson while she and Jim Farned were out ﬂying a kite, which they got at the swap meet. Emerson, who manages rental properties in Boston, recently moved to Santa Barbara. “Both my sons live near here. They were always telling me to move out here, so I ﬁnally did,” she said.
ö José Eber Salon: Eber made a name for himself in the ’70s, styling such celebrities as Farrah Fawcett and Cher. After four decades in the business, he’s partnered with Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara to open his second salon; the original is located in Beverly Hills. The salon will feature José Eber’s signature line of products and professional tools. For appointments, call 770-3000.
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ö Underground Hair Artists: Award-winning hair stylist Fay Doe opened her salon on Chapala Street 15 years ago, and it has been going strong ever since. Now she’s expanding, adding a new location that will be stocked with hair-care lines, fantasy hair colors, and vegan makeup, among other products. There will also be a Try Me, Buy Me bar. The shop opens Tuesday, April 8, at 26 South La Cumbre Road. — MD
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your hair — unless said hair is in your nose, on your ears, or connecting both eyebrows. It’s nothing a bit of wax won’t ﬁx, however. And while there are DIY, over-the-counter waxing kits, an expertly trained follicle remover may be your preferred method. Fortunately, there are many waxing facilities to choose from in Santa Barbara — and we are about to get one more. European Wax Center (EWC) has found a home in the Five Points Shopping Center and will open its doors midApril. “We’ve looked for quite a while,” said owner Kristin Frank of the new shop location. “We’ve had this license since 2011, but it really took us until now to ﬁnd what we wanted and where we wanted to go.” EWC was started in 2004 in a salon in Aventura, Florida, where siblings Joshua, David, and Jessica Coba honed their waxing techniques and business prowess. In 2008, the trio expanded their company by selling franchises and experienced an exponential growth — EWC now has 553 locations, of which Frank and her husband own ﬁve. The popular company adheres to strict standards, focuses on customer service, and employs a four-step process of their own design to remove unwanted hair. “[First] we cleanse the skin, and then we use this amazing lavender oil that stops [the wax] from pulling on the actual skin,” explained Frank. Next up is the compound itself, which is a hard wax that’s made in Europe. “It’s much less painful,” she continued. “The wax just adheres to the hair and not to the skin so that you are not pulling and ripping the actual skin; you are pulling and removing the hair.” The last step is pampering the now-bald space with products developed by EWC, such as a calming cream and serum to prevent ingrown hairs. Frank, who bought her ﬁrst franchise in 2008, is passionate about the EWC corporation. “I love that it is a
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WAXING OFF: EWC uses a four-step process of its own design to remove unwanted hair.
family-owned business. … that the owners take care of and love the brand and believe in the brand,” she said. “It’s not just a business to them; it’s really a life for them. The actual wax and the locations, the procedures, and customer service is amazing.” The company is serious about their employees, too — everyone hired goes through a seven-day training course. It’s a boon to customers, as well, as treatments are free when done by a trainee. “I love that we can bring in girls who are just getting their licenses and get them directly into the career they want to because we train them our way, and they love it. I have girls that have been with me since day one,” Frank said. Frank expects to be in operation by Monday, April 14, with the ﬁrst seven days devoted to employee training. The grand opening is slated for Monday, April 21. “Hopefully Santa Barbara will embrace it,” said Frank. — Michelle Drown
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WATER WAYS: S.B. Aquaponics founders Kevin Childerley (left) and Randy Turner introduce farming methods of the future.
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evin Childerley is conﬂicted about eating the catﬁsh living in his aquaponics system, which runs along a sun-drenched avocado orchard overlooking western Santa Barbara. “They just have so much personality,” he said with a laugh while sprinkling pellet food into a tank churning with whiskered mouths. But Childerley knows better than anyone that it’s all part of the cycle, a merry-go-round of water and nutrients that he calls “the sustainable farming of the future.” Growing a bounty of Manoa lettuce, chard, kale, tomatoes, poha berries, and other healthy eats, Childerley’s aquaponics venture — a marriage of aquaculture and hydroponics — is about the eﬃcient use of small amounts of water and energy, both especially attractive during these days of crippling drought. A former TV writer whose “ﬁrst love is nature,” Childerley started studying the unique cultivation technique in earnest in 2006; two years ago, he was lent a section of the Casa Verana orchard after the property owner started looking for cost-saving ways to supplement his traditional farming methods. Out of that experiment grew Santa Barbara Aquaponics and a 35-foot-long system that can be incorporated into both large agriculture operations and the average homeowner’s backyard. “There’s so much disillusion with the future when it comes to food shortages and drought,” Childerley said. “I see this as a vehicle of hope.” It all starts with the ﬁsh and their nutrient-rich poop, Childerley explained. The aquaponic system’s 30 or so channel catﬁsh generate ammonia as they metabolize food and oxygen; their tank is constantly fed recycled water that overﬂows into a media bed ﬁlled with clay balls called hydroton. The water there is ﬁltered by worms and bacteria that aerobically convert the ammonia into nitrates. (Basically, a mini version of nature’s nitrogen cycle.) The now nitrate-laden water then ﬂows under thin Styrofoam rafts ﬁlled with plants and their dangling roots. Once the water reaches the system, it’s pumped back into the ﬁsh tank, and the process starts over again, creating homeostasis. “It’s essentially a living organism,” Childerley said. The ﬁsh eventually become too big and/ or overcrowded, he added, so they’re periodically eaten and replaced with ﬁngerlings that live among the plants’ soil-free roots. The veggies make their way to kitchen tables or farmers markets, and if they don’t sell, they can be placed back in the watery home. The system’s 37-watt pump uses about 10 cents worth of electricity daily and could easily be powered by a solar panel or two. Each raft holds 55 pots; Childerley wants to create a stackable version for even more output and eﬃciency. “The power of aquaculture is plant density,” he said. Childerley’s goal is to secure more funding and additional space. It realistically wouldn’t replace farmers’ entire operation, he admitted, “but it would be a great supplement and alternative.” For more information, visit santabarbaraaqua —Tyler Hayden ponics.com.
Vow4Mal Works to Stop Drunken Driving
att Dies has good and bad days. Valentine’s Day was especially hard, he said. But rather than let the pain paralyze him, he does his best to keep moving, to stay active and productive and do things that would make his daughter proud. “What else can I do?” he asked. Mallory Dies passed away on December 11, ﬁve days after she was hit by a drunken driver and left lying in the middle of the road. She was 27. At her memorial service, Matt remembered the UCSB graduate and downtown bartender as whip-smart and big-hearted, toughened up by two brothers but warm toward everyone from the bar backs to the bosses. Matt Dies vowed then, as he does now, to give meaning to the seeming senselessness of his daughter’s death. To that end, he and a number of Mallory’s friends have formed the VowMal group with a strong but simple message: Don’t drink and drive. “We want to aﬀect this community,” Dies said. “Obviously we’re not the ﬁrst group to try and make a dent, but our tactic is a little diﬀerent.” Rather than try and change policy, Dies went on, they’re employing “more feet on the street” methods to “change attitude and behavior.” Dies said the group has received much-appreciated guidance from the Santa Barbara Foundation as they enter unfamiliar waters of fundraising and outreach. They’re in the process of partnering with other drug and alcohol treatment and prevention programs, UCSB’s Greek organizations, the SBPD, and so on. “When Santa Barbara gets together, anything is possible,” said Ryan Todey, one of Mallory’s close friends. “The key is providing safe alternatives for getting people home,” Todey said, noting the area’s vibrant nightlife and calling Santa Barbara a “hospitality-driven town.” They’d like to pair with transportation companies and create a voucher system, he said, and establish a ring of volunteers to get people back to their cars in the morning. “Not wanting to leave your car overnight is the most common excuse to drive drunk,” Todey declared.
REMEMBERING MALLORY: Mallory Dies’s father and a number of her friends have formed the Vow4Mal group with a strong but simple message: Don’t drink and drive.
“Most people drink and drive just to avoid the inconvenience,” Dies agreed. “We want to change that thinking.” He said the group would like to keep a relatively low proﬁle at ﬁrst — “We want to under-promise and over-deliver,” he stated — before spreading their mentality-changing vision once they prove it works. Todey also suggested distributing surveys in County Jail to those arrested for DUI to determine why they got behind the wheel in the ﬁrst place. “This is the best way to honor Mallory,” Dies said of VowMal’s overarching mission. “I think she would be extremely proud.” Anytime they make a decision, she’s on their mind, he said: “We always ask ourselves, ‘Would she like that?’” Todey said that because Mallory was always supportive of the LGBT community, the group has decided to hold an event at Wildcat Lounge on April 6. For more information about that event and others, visit the VowMal Facebook page and the Mallory Rae Support Page.
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Helping the Children CASA Fundraiser for Foster Kids
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inconspicuous heroes in our society. Acting as the voices of often-silenced foster children, CASA (court-appointed special advocates) volunteers are crucial players in the child-dependency system whose responsibilities include spending an hour a week with the child and communicating with doctors, attorneys, and educators. This year, CASA is serving 318 of the neediest of approximately 400 children in the welfare system. By 2018, CASA Executive Director Kim Davis said CASA hopes to advocate for 100 percent of the foster kids in the Ashley Rhodes-Courter county. For former foster child Ashley Rhodes-Courter, her CASA was the person who believed her abuse stories and removed her from the seemingly boundless cycle of bureaucracy. RhodesCourter spent nearly a decade living in 14 foster homes. In one home, she was forced into a trailer with 16 others, starved, beaten with a paddle, and forced to swallow hot sauce. But everything changed on January 28, 1998: her adoption day. Now 28 years old, Rhodes-Courter has a degree in social services and is a national advocate for child welfare. In college, she penned the New York Times best-selling Three Little Words, and her story is currently being made into a motion picture. Rhodes-Courter recently spoke to The Independent about her experience in the broken system through various lenses: a foster child, CASA advocate, social worker, and now as a foster parent.
What are some m misconceptions about the foster-care system? I think a lot of people think
foster care must be for delinquent kids, or kids who have problems, but that’s really not the case. We’ve had kids who are 3 months old to 3 years old. There’s also this notion that all foster parents just do it for the money. But we’ve met tons of incredible foster and adoptive parents; you rarely hear those stories. I think it’s important to know that foster parents can be amazing people. What role does CASA play? CASA plays a critical role in the dependency system. The case managers are beholden to the agency, which is beholden to the state. The attorneys are representing the biological parents and the law, which is on the side of reuniﬁcation. CASA comes in as the best interest of the child. They are not beholden to the biological parents or the state. What do you plan to share while you’re in Santa Barbara? I want people to know how important CASA is and raise
them for what they do. It’s a volunteer gig, and it’s so thankless and so frustrating and so crazy sometimes, but they are chang— Kelsey Brugger ing lives. Sometimes it’s pretty bleak.
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Remembering Nick Johnson, a Bright Spirit Who Left This World Too Soon
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by John Zant etween paroxysms of grief, Berkeley “Augie” Johnson worries about the eﬀect his oldest son’s
death has had on anybody who might feel a burden of responsibility.“I want to stop the collateral damage,” he said. “I feel bad for the three kids who tried to save him, his coaches, his college roommates. Nick wouldn’t want anybody to feel guilty about this.” Nicholas “Nick” Johnson, 19, a sophomore water polo player at UCSB, died on Monday, March 24, after he was found unresponsive at the bottom of the Santa Barbara High School pool during a swimming workout. Three high school swimmers pulled him out and performed CPR but were unable to revive him. A preliminary report from the Santa Barbara Coroner’s Bureau attributed the death to “accidental drowning.” Pain and puzzlement in heavy doses wracked Nick’s parents, Augie and Dr. Karen Johnson. They had a backyard pool and made sure all four of their children learned to swim at an early age. Nick was the family’s strongest swimmer — indeed, one of the strongest swimmers in the community. He was a graduate of the Junior Lifeguard program and became an instructor of future lifeguards. To compete in water polo, as physically demanding a sport as there is, he trained religiously. It just didn’t make sense for him to be a victim of drowning. UCSB water polo coach Wolf Wigo wants to get the message out that there is a possible explanation, a condition that can befall the most driven athletes and is so sudden and traumatic that they are beyond saving in a matter of a minute or two. It happened to Wigo 15 years ago. He was holding his breath while swimming underwater laps in a backyard pool when he blacked out. He unconsciously started to inhale water. He survived because his father, Bruce Wigo, quickly pulled him out and administered life-saving CPR. At the time, Wolf was a veteran of the 1996 U.S. Olympic water polo team, and he went on to play in the 2000 and 2004 Olympics. Bruce Wigo, former CEO of USA Water Polo, wrote a treatise about the incident in 1999 when another highly conditioned athlete, Mexican water polo player Omar Ortega, apparently fainted underwater at the end of a practice session and died from drowning. The reason his son and Ortega lost consciousness, Wigo wrote, was a phenomenon known as “shallow-water blackout,’’ to diﬀerentiate it from blackouts that aﬄict deep-sea divers. “Another term for it is ‘hyperventilation-induced hypoxia,’ ” Bruce Wigo said last week. Hyperventilation, rapidly inhaling and exhaling full breaths of air, is the ﬁrst link in a dangerous chain of events. It depresses the level of carbon dioxide (CO₂) in the lungs. The buildup of CO₂ is what stimulates the brain to inform the body of an urgent need to breathe. Lacking the urge to surface and ﬁll his lungs with air, an underwater swimmer could pass out from hypoxia, the depletion of oxygen. His lungs would be instantly ﬂooded with water when breathing does kick in. “Your brain gets tricked,” Wolf Wigo said.“When it happened to me, I didn’t feel the need to breathe. Sinking to the bottom of the pool, it was like I was in a dream.” He might have become a poster boy for the blackout syndrome, Wigo noted. “But I didn’t die.” Eﬀorts to prevent drowning have been focused on making water safe for toddlers and inexperienced swimmers, not aquatic athletes.
SHINING STAR: Nick Johnson (pictured left) was an elite athlete. His room was full of trophies from all the sports he excelled at — BMX riding, track, road running, basketball, volleyball, karate, rowing an ergometer, and surfing, as well as swimming and water polo. His UCSB coach, Wolf Wigo, and Santa Barbara High’s Mark Walsh said he was the hardest-working player on their water polo squads.
The dormant issue sprang up again last September at the American Swimming Coaches Association World Clinic when Bob Bowman, the coach of Michael Phelps, detailed a case of shallow-water blackout at his North Baltimore Aquatic Club pool. The victim was 14-year-old Louis Lowenthal, who jumped back into the pool after a practice in October 2012. Although safety personnel were in place, Bowman said, they did not rescue him in time. He was taken away on life support and died three days later.“It didn’t make sense,” Bowman said. Lowenthal was “perfectly healthy” and “an accomplished swimmer.” It turns out that the best swimmers, Navy SEALs and elite athletes, are most at risk of shallow-water blackout because of how hard they can push themselves. Nick Johnson was that kind of athlete. His room was full of trophies from all the sports he excelled at — BMX riding, track, road running, basketball, volleyball, karate, rowing an ergometer, and surﬁng, as well as swimming and water polo. He pursued other activities that required concentration: chess and trumpet playing. His coaches, Wolf Wigo and Santa Barbara High’s Mark Walsh, said he was the hardest-working player on their water polo squads. Johnson was practicing on his own while the high school swimmers were working out on the ﬁrst day of spring break last week. Augie Johnson heard that his son was seen swimming underwater, and it now seems probable to him that Nick’s drowning was brought about by an inadvertent blackout. If shallow-water blackout is the answer to why Nick Johnson died, there is a tougher metaphysical question: Why did Nick Johnson have to die? Why was he taken away from a family that loved him and a community that cherished him? He was such a ﬁne young man, cheerfully taking on the responsibility of being the big brother of his family, a role model for his younger brothers, Cooper and Sam, and his sister, Sophie. “He might have failed to take out the garbage once or twice,” Augie Johnson said. There have been
numerous testimonials to Nick’s friendliness, his ability to make everybody around him feel good. He was a leader to younger athletes. He was, in his own way, saintly. And what saints do is serve as inspirations after they’re gone. Everybody who was touched by Nick’s kindness will live the rest of their lives mindful of his spirit. It must be a family thing, because Augie Johnson is remarkable in the compassion that he feels for those aﬀected by Nick’s death. He does not blame water polo. He is thankful for the sport that gave his son an outlet for his enthusiasm and helped get him into college. He is taking Nick’s college fund and donating some to the Santa Barbara High aquatic program and some to the UCSB program. Memorial funds have been set up at both schools. Another after-eﬀect of Nick’s death is bringing attention to the danger of underwater swimming. It is not incorporated into UCSB water polo workouts, Wolf Wigo said, because “there is no major beneﬁt athletically.” But that did not stop him from trying to see how long he could last during a Christmas break 15 years ago. “Kids are always going to test themselves by holding their breath underwater,” Bruce Wigo said. They need to know the necessity of breathing normally, rather than hyperventilating, to keep their oxygen and CO₂ levels in equilibrium. Coaches, teammates, lifeguards, and monitors need to be vigilant. “I’m working on a deal to produce some warning signs to be posted at pools,” Wolf Wigo said. “Let’s educate people if they need to be educated,” Augie Johnson said, taking what comfort he could from knowing his son did not die in vain.
A memorial service for Nick Johnson will be held Sunday, April 6, at 2 p.m. at the Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara, 1535 Santa Barbara Street.
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hen your dad is vineyard irrigation expert Bill Bogue, who’s worked on properties from the Santa Maria Valley to Oregon, Washington, New Mexico, and beyond, you’d guess that winemaking might be your obvious career move. But fourthgeneration Santa Maria Valley-ite Robin Bogue opted for graphic design ﬁrst; she got a degree from Fresno State and pursued newspaper work in Tracy, California. The fermented grape juice did come calling in 1992, when she and her thenhusband began home winemaking in the cellar of their barn with a batch of Monterey County merlot. Then the hobby moved back to Santa Maria with her in 1996. By 2002, with wines like the Tom Boy Red, featuring her overalled, pigtailed daughters on the label, winning best-in-show awards, Bogue eclipsed the maximum production amount allowed for home vintners.“We’d already maxed out,” she recalled. “It didn’t make sense to just do home winemaking anymore.” In 2003, she made the ﬁrst vintage of William James Cellars, named after her father and son, who are, as she said,“the two men that nobody can take away from me.” Production boomed to about 5,000 cases around the time of the economic crash, when distributors — who were selling the wine in Chicago, Maryland, Florida, Texas, and elsewhere — went belly-up with Bogue’s bills unpaid. “They take a pallet of wine, they get 30 days to pay, and sometimes it’s four years later and you still haven’t seen anything,” she explained. “It’s nerve-wracking.” After that she scaled back production to about 1,500 annual cases and stopped distribution entirely. Today, her wines — which include a sparkler, chardonnay, dessert chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, grenache blanc, rosé, sangiovese, pinot noir, cab franc, syrah, grenache, a red blend, and a port — are sold straight to wine-club members and visitors to the tasting room, which moved from Los Olivos to Santa Ynez about six months ago. “We went from being one of 47 tasting rooms in Los Olivos to one of four in Santa Ynez,” said Bogue, whose only pouring neighbors are Imagine Wine, Fontes & Phillips, and Carr Winery. “We love being in Santa Ynez. It’s warm and welcoming.”
CHEERS TO VINTNERS WEEKEND: Robin Bogue’s William James Cellars is sponsoring the April 10 gold tourney at Sandpiper, which kicks off the S.B. Vintners Spring Weekend.
Family remains at the core of the business, with help from her kids, siblings, and, of course, her father, who helps secure fruit from his friends, some of the region’s pioneers (like syrah from Dale Hampton, for instance).“Dad gets a lot of credit,” said Bogue.“He’s not an owner of the business, but you would never know it. He’s always got our logo gear on, and he’s always at events and in the tasting room. He’s very supportive.” As part of the upcoming Santa Barbara Vintners Spring Weekend, Bogue is taking to the links as the wine sponsor of a tournament at Sandpiper Golf Course on Thursday, April 10, just one of the many fresh and South Coast–located initiatives launched by the countywide vintners’ association’s new director, Morgen McLaughlin, who is bringing Sideways author Rex Pickett to the course, as well. “I haven’t picked up a golf club in two years,” said Bogue,“so I’ll make a joke of myself, bring in the booby prize, and get some good publicity by having the highest score of the day.”
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Thursday, April 10 - Sunday, April 13. Visit sbvintnersweekend.com for tickets and info. William James Cellars is located at 3640 Sagunto Street, Santa Ynez, and is sponsoring the April 10 golf tournament at Sandpiper Golf Course. For more on the wine, call 478-9412 or visit william jamescellars.com.
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PERMA-LENS: This is usually what winecountry photographer Bob Dickey looks like at the various events around the region.
Based on his years of experience, Dickey reports that the key to good photos are light and composition.“Lighting at an angle is always better than straight on,” he advised.“Some contrast with shadow and light usually makes the image more interesting.” Also challenging is composing shots in ﬂuid situations.“One of the hardest shots for me is trying to get two winemaker icons when they’re talking because our culture has about a three-foot space for comfortable conversations,” he said.“So you can have Greg Brewer on the left talking with Steve Clifton on the right for an historic Brewer-Clifton shot, but there’s a huge space in between, so it loses its impact.” Dickey does like leaving room for the viewer to ﬁnish the story.“When I shoot bottles, I often shoot part of the label and let the mind construct the rest of it,” he revealed.“That makes the mind work a bit and makes the image more memorable. If you shoot the whole bottle with the complete label, there’s no work for the mind, so it quickly moves to the next image.” See facebook.com/winepix. ■
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f you go to wine events from Paso Robles to Ojai, you probably recognize photographer Bob Dickey, who hits about one such gathering a week, snapping 150 or so images an hour. If you happen to be in one — perhaps from the upcoming Santa Barbara Vintners Spring Weekend — you’ll be looking good, as Dickey always ﬁnds the joy in a tasting, the beauty in a bottling line, the vim in a vineyard. He’s also been published in this paper and such magazines as Wine Enthusiast, designed the Sideways tasting map that made cinephile and oenophile hearts collectively ﬂutter, and displayed his altered photography in galleries and tasting rooms around the region. So you might be surprised to hear that he has an MBA from Berkeley and was a bank consultant for 35 years.“I was creative, not graphic,” said Dickey.“What I did was diﬀerent than what others were doing. I would say,‘This is a diﬀerent company with a diﬀerent style — why should you do things the way others do?’” He was turned onto photography by the advent of digital cameras, largely thanks to their instant feedback, which allows him to tweak his settings in real time and get the perfect shot. That helps at events like the Central Coast Wine Classic’s annual Hearst Castle Dinner, where waiters whisk plates by so fast that he only has a couple seconds to get it right. “I’ll often shoot 10 to 20 shots to make sure all the settings are correct and that I’ve found the best angle, then take a half dozen shots with those parameters,” he explained. “I commonly take 1,200 to 1,500 images at that event.”
Bill Connell’s Bailard Avenue Hotdog Stand Cranks Out Lunchtime Franks
’d like to start off by pointing out that I’m not taking any new customers at the moment,” says Surf Dog sole proprietor and executive chef Bill Connell, only half joking, as a sizable crowd of hungry locals and out-of-towners gather around his hotdog stand. For the past two decades, Connell has been a ﬁxture on the ocean side of Highway 101’s Bailard Avenue off-ramp, dishing dogs and carrying multiple conversations about the latest news, weather, and sports. Connell’s menu is sizable, considering that his stand is a trailer cart. He sets it up pretty much daily (unless the weather is particularly nasty) near the Carpinteria Bluffs Nature Preserve parking lot, and he’s open for business from just before lunchtime to “whenever >>>
TOP DOG: Bill Connell still reigns as king of Carpinteria’s hot dog scene.
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Name: Crystal “Chef Pink” DeLongpre Age: 36 Why She Cooks: Raised between
MARRIED TO FOOD: Patrick Casey and Marisa Moran serve tasty food in a somewhat hidden La Arcada Plaza location near the corner of State and Figueroa streets.
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ocated in La Arcada Plaza on State Street, State & Fig ( State St., Ste. ; 965-1730; stateandﬁg.com) is a hidden gem. Owners Patrick Casey and Marisa Moran were ﬁrst drawn to the location while vacationing in Santa Barbara a few years ago. After meeting the building’s owners, a family who is well known for being supportive of their tenants, the married couple decided in 2012 to take a leap of faith and move themselves and their then 2-year-old son up from Los Angeles to make the restaurant, then known as the Whale Tail Deli, their own. “We’ve spent most of our careers in the business,” said Patrick. “This was just too unique of a situation, and we thought,‘Why not?’ The opportunity was too good to say no.” After renovating the space into a rustic Californian design, they opted for the name to reﬂect “whatever is grown and raised in the state,” said Patrick.“And what best represents the Riviera? The ﬁg.” (It’s also near the corner of State and Figueroa streets, of course.) Here is a peek at some of their best menu items:
Chicken and Biscuits for Brunch: “It’s a great way to start your weekend,” said Patrick, or a good excuse to “go back home for an hour nap.” This dish comprises a buttermilk chicken that is brined overnight, double-breaded, and fried to crispy perfection, alongside a homemade buttermilk biscuit with bacon jalapeño gravy and eggs on top. It was so popular that it had to be changed from a menu item to a special item because the kitchen kept running out of ingredients. Fig Burger for Lunch: This burger is made with fresh California beef, bleu cheese, wild arugula, and California ﬁgs, all between a locally made bun. “The Fig Burger is a great representative of what we have in California,” said Patrick of this popular dish for hungry oﬃce workers. Ricotta Gnocchi for Dinner: Though always on the menu, the gnocchi changes based on what’s in season. Currently, it’s butternut squash, roasted mushrooms, and Tuscan kale with butternut-squash sauce.“The face [of the dish] changes based on what we ﬁnd at the Farmers Market on Tuesdays and Saturdays,” said Patrick. It’s perfect — Molly Christison for date night or a preshow dinner.
Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, Chef Pink grew up with a passion for food, tattoos, and chaos. Working alongside such star chefs as Eric Greenspan of L.A.’s Foundry and April Bloomﬁeld of New York’s The Spotted Pig, Chef Pink sources locally to create menus that are seasonal and straightforward, but with a bit of sass. “Every chef I have worked with has been farm-to-table,” she explained.“It wasn’t a thing back then; it’s just how we did it. I never had to stray from that.” PIGS AND VINEGAR: Crystal “Chef Pink” DeLongpre (left) and her wife, Coined with the nickname “Pink” Courtney Rae DeLongpre, are opening a new restaurant focused on smoked meats and fermented foods. while sous-ing at former Victoria Street restaurant Epiphany thanks to her ballsy was ready to take on television. After a raucous casting pink hair, DeLongpre now wants to help low-income call for Top Chef nearly eight years ago, Food Network families understand the importance of healthy eating and approached the chef with a new cooking concept. A favorhopes to open a community garden/education center in ite with agents, she was eager to try her hands at televised the future. “I want to change the paradigm of food in the Santa Barbara community, making good food accessible to chaos on Cutthroat Kitchen. Coming out victorious in her all,” she said.“Life is political. You have to stand up for what second season, this outspoken chef oﬀers poignant advice to any culinary newbie: “The best meals are meals that you believe in.” have been made from the heart. Having instructions on Favorite Farmers: B.D. from Earthtrine Farm, Chris how to eat your food doesn’t make sense to me. Use your Milliken from Milliken Family Farms, Jacob Grant from hands, pick up your food, get it in your face, and lick your Roots Organic Farm, and Shu and Debby Takikawa of The plate!” Garden Of … . “They are all so much more important to making food than I am,” said Pink. “I am so blessed to have What She’s Up to Now: After years of culinary wanderlust, Chef Pink will open her ﬁrst brick-and-mortar these connections in my life.” spot on Solvang’s Atterdag Square at the end of April. Aptly Signature Ingredient: With a fascination for hairy titled Bacon and Brine, the new 300-square-foot sandwich Hungarian pigs, Chef Pink, a former vegetarian, is a pork shop will feature a simple, straightforward menu, with enthusiast and believes in good animal fat. “I can’t remempork likely coming from the heritage pigs of Mud Creek ber not loving pork,” she explained.“All of my babysitters Ranch and a smoker outside to make bacon and other were waitresses at Dutch Garden [Restaurant], feeding me cured meats from all types of animals. And there will be bratwurst since I could walk.” plenty of pickles, kimchi, sauerkraut, and kombucha, too, for Pink’s wife, Courtney, is “very passionate” about ferFavorite Haunt: Tino’s Italian Grocery, whose founder mented foods.“She’s the pickle, and I’m the smoke — à la recently died and which is moving to Carrillo Street. Bacon and Brine,” said Pink.“It’s our little piece of heaven.” “When I have a really bad day, I go down there, have an Together, enough bacon and brine just may cure the Italian sandwich, and everything is right in the world,” said world’s ills, too.“I changed all of my health problems with Pink. foods and fermentation,” said Pink.“Our gut is the most important thing. It rules our brain, it rules everything. Recent Claim to Fame: After surviving culinary hazing What we put into our bodies is so incredibly important.” — Rachel Hommel and years of sleep deprivation, the Cordon Bleu graduate
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I get tired,” he says. Connell’s lunch special ($5, cash only) includes a hotdog, a bag of chips, and an icy can from the usual pallet of effervescent colas livened up with lemon-lime, cream soda, and root beer. Condiments include mustard, ketchup, relish, chili, stewed onions, and rough-chopped raw onions and jalapeño peppers, and there’s a bucket of red licorice for the kids, on the house. “I had a hot sausage dog with buffalo sauce,” said Los Angeles resident Lula White, 10, chewing Red Vines while reﬂecting on her very ﬁrst Surf Dog experience earlier this year, “and it was delicious!” That sausage dog dispatched by young White ranks third on Connell’s list of best-selling menu items. The
Vietnam veteran and former professional heavyweight boxer serves up mild and hot versions, both equally popular among those who opt for a bit more bite and snap than a standard wienie. Connell’s second best-selling entrée is the all-beef monster. It’s your standard hotdog in supersize form, overhanging its soft-bread bun on both sides, more than ample satiation for weary road-trippers, their growing children, and patrons from the local labor force. Topping out Connell’s most popular fare is the ubiquitous staple at a certain Southern California baseball stadium. “The Dodger Dog is my biggest seller,” he says, “especially if they’re winning.” — Keith Hamm
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Galleries, Museums & Art Venues
SANTA BARBARA’S CULTURAL NIGHT DOWNTOWN
DIVINE INSPIRATION GALLERY: 1528 State Street, 805-962-6444 Celebrating watercolorist Mike Rider’s one-man show of beautiful realistic scenes of Santa Barbara, in addition to those from his travels to Ethiopia and Nicaragua. Wine served, music.
2 DISTINCTIVE FRAMING ‘N’ ART: 1333 State Street, 805-882-2108 Layers of Santa Barbara: Plein air painter, Chris Potter brings a whole new round of oceanto-mountain landscape paintings. From Miramar Beach to the Ellwood Bluffs we have a great combination of beach, bluffs, points, foothills and mountains. Couple that with a cute little city in between and you get some magical views. Come see more than 50 new paintings, capturing the essence of these layers of Santa Barbara.
SULLIVAN GOSS – AN AMERICAN GALLERY
April 3th, 5-8pm
HE 1ST THURSDAY PROGRAM is an evening of art and culture in downtown Santa Barbara that takes place on the ﬁrst Thursday of each month. Participating art venues offer free access to art in a fun and social environment from 5-8pm. 1st Thursday venues also provide additional attractions, such as live music, artist receptions, lectures, wine tastings, and hands-on activities. Additionally, State Street comes alive on 1st Thursday with performances and interactive activities.
7 & 11 East Anapamu Street, 805-730-1460 Sullivan Goss celebrates the life and work of Barry Spacks, Santa Barbara’s first Poet Laureate and beloved artist. The Spacks’ estate provided 108 works of art that will be offered at $108, a number that is sacred in the artist’s Buddhist religion. Special poetry readings will take place throughout the evening.
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5 CHANNING PEAKE GALLERY: 105 East Anapamu St, 805-568-3990 Inside/Outside: Santa Barbara Art Association This exhibition, juried by Randy Sommer, co-owner of Acme Gallery, LA, celebrates the deep artistic legacy of the Santa Barbara Arts Association. Three workshops feature Sue Friedley, a watercolorist; Katherine Starr, a painter of multiple mediums and styles; and Pat McGinnis, demonstrating the lost wax process and the creation of small pieces for bronze casting. Inside/Outside features a wide variety of artist styles and media and celebrates their 60+ years of arts influence in the community. (Gallery located on the 1st floor of the County Administration Building)
ROSE MASTERPOL — WHITE: In this solo exhibition, we present two new series of Masterpol’s work: “Nirvana” and “Common Prayer.” Both mainly feature the all containing “un-color” white, manifesting a stark contrast to her earlier work, where color and bold strokes often dominated the canvas. While the first series shows patterns of vivid gesture painting with strikes of color blended in, the second develops in a quieter way, revealing only patches of color peeking through the thick layers of white paint, hinting at hidden secrets.
SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM OF ART: 1130 State Street, 805-963-4364
8 SANTA BARBARA ARTS: 1114 State Street #24, 805-884-1938 Christine Brennan has developed a language of magical surrealism using figures and symbols that have evolved from her imagination. She strives for a quiet, poetic narrative that engages the viewer without implicitly telling them how to interpret each painting. Her paintings have been described as child-like and soulful and she often uses gold-leaf in her work. 9 WATERHOUSE GALLERY: 1114 State Street # 9, 805-962-8885 California Landscapes, Figurative and Still Life paintings of the highest quality. Artist Jason Sacran, an mulit-awarding winning Plein Air artist, will give a painting demonstration at 5:45pm. Jason Sacran won the First place award in the Portrait Society of Americas 2011 Members Competition, Best of Show in the 2010 Wisconsin Plein Air Painter Association Annual Competition and more.
12 BELLA ROSA GALLERIES: 1103-A State Street, 805-966-1707 April Showers: Erin Williams Watercolors. Featuring accomplished watercolorist Erin Williams in a solo show, “April Showers” showcasing vibrant, large scale paintings of seascapes and flowers. Erin’s distinct watercolors capture the divinity and beauty of nature and are filled with a joy that is contagious. Enjoy wine tasting to benefit the Breast Cancer Resource Center of Santa Barbara.
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13 CASA DE LA GUERRA: 15 East De La Guerra Street, 805-966-6961 Presenting I See Beauty in this Life: A Photographer Looks at 100 Years of Rural California, a traveling exhibit from the California Historical Society (CHS), curated by writer and photographer Lisa M. Hamilton. Geographically, the state of California is more than 94% rural. Over the past two years, Hamilton has been telling the stories of rural communities in her multimedia work, Real Rural, using the collections of the CHS to connect these present-day stories with the past.
17 GALLERY 27 AT BROOKS INSTITUTE: 27 East Cota Street, 805-690-4913 Portfolio Show: April 2014. Each year the graduating students of Brooks Institute select a sample of their work to exhibit in the Portfolio Show. The work is selected by the students with the support of a faculty member and features projects created by graduating students in the Graphic Design, Professional Photography, and Visual Journalism programs. Celebrating the graduating students’ work with the community, friends and family. Photo by: Claire Eggers
14 JAMES MAIN FINE ART: 27 East De la Guerra Street, 805-962-8347 Offering a collection of paintings and fine prints by early California artists. Featuring works by Edward Borein, DeWitt Parshall, Cornelis Botke, John Wesley Cotton and more. Modern works by Channing Peake.
ART CRAWL: The Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative, in partnership with the Downtown Organization, will lead a curated Art Crawl through the 1st Thursday festivities. The guide for April is Kai Tepper, Executive Director of the Arts Fund. The Art Crawl starts at 5:30 in de la Guerra Plaza on the back steps of City Hall (735 Anacapa Street, then head around to the back).
15 SANTA BARBARA HISTORICAL MUSEUM: 136 East De La Guerra St, 805-966-1601 New exhibition, Impressions in Ink: Etchings from the Collection. Featuring prints by local Santa Barbara artists Henry Chapman Ford, Marian Hebert, Carl Oscar Borg and Reginald Vaughan, visitors experience a variety of subjects from the California Missions to desert landscapes. This collection presents a narrative focus on a history of the artists and their subjects, along with etching as a medium in printmaking. Stop in for wine, music and a Family-friendly activity. 16 MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SANTA BARBARA: 653 Paseo Nuevo Terrace, 805-966-5373 Live Ballast (a maritime term describing how sailors’ own bodies may be used as ballast to keep a ship upright in challenging seas) is a performance by Julia Landois and Erik Saden that explores the disorientation that comes with emigration as well as the strength of will and the loneliness that accompanies those who forge their own path. 5 pm Happy Hour, 7 pm Performance, free admission. 48
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D SANTA BARBARA TRAVEL: 1028 State Street, 800-350-9333 Santa Barbara Travel presents the world of Oceania Cruises. Meet the sales director for Oceania and learn more about their new ships, their exciting destinations, and what makes Oceania the choice for discerning travelers. Elegant mid-sized ships, gourmet culinary programs, free airfare on every voyage, Canyon Ranch SpaClub, and port intensive itineraries are just a few of the differentiating advantages that Oceania offers. Oceania has a unique blend of sophisticated and comfortable elegance, culture and excitement, learning and relaxation. F SOJOURNER: 134 E. Canon Perdido, 805-965-7922 Join us for one of the best nights: music with Brad and Anita Bayley, always a great time, like having friends in your living room jamming with friends! Artist Jan Dungan, her first showing at the Sojourner, as well as fun tastings of something wonderful. See what’s happening at the “Soj”. G SALT: 740 State Street, 805-963-7258 Join us for “Poetry In The Cave” a fun-filled evening of words and community in the most unique environment in Santa Barbara. H BLUSH RESTAURANT & LOUNGE: 630 State Street, 805-957-1300 Join us at Blush, where refined social dining is combined with a contemporary atmosphere. We will be featuring local artist Jami Nielsen, plus a wine tasting and small bites on our back patio ($15 per person). I
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10 GALLERY 113: 1114 State Street # 8, 805-965-6611 THE SMALLER PICTURE - Many Mini Masterpieces and a Few that Aren’t. Presenting Pamela Benham’s drive to explore a smaller expressive painting. All completed within the last six months, these abstract works move in tone from the whimsical to the deeply profound. Also exhibiting the larger pieces of the abstract artists Beth Schmohr and Rosemarie Gebhart. 11 OLIVER & ESPIG: 1108 State Street, 805-962-8111 Continuing exhibition of paintings by Caren Satterfield and Thomas Van Stein, along with bronze sculpture by Robert Ervin. Also honoring the Santa Barbara International Orchid Show with award winning painter, Claire Espig.
Alice Aycock: Paper Sculpture. Construct a monochromatic architectural sculpture in cardstock inspired by Alice Aycock’s The Leonardo’s Swirl, which captures the forces of wind and water. Time: 5:30 – 7:30 pm; Location: SBMA’s Family Resource Center; Free Quire of Voyces This dynamic a capella group returns to SBMA! The group was founded in 1993 to rediscover the sacred choral music of the Renaissance and modern age. Nathan Kreitzer conducts 25 professional singers from the Central Coast who volunteer their talents to present the highest quality of performance all in historic settings. Time: 6:30 – 7 pm; Location: Ludington Court Exhibition on View: Alice Aycock Drawings: Some Stories Are Worth Repeating Partnering with the Art, Design & Architecture Museum at the UCSB, this two-venue exhibition traces Alice Aycock’s career from 1971 to the present, highlighting the major themes that have governed her artistic practice. While Aycock is best known for her large-scale installations and outdoor sculptures, her drawings capture the full range of her ideas and sources. (The Santa Barbara Museum of Art is open every Thursday for free as part of Chase Free Thursday Evenings.)
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C ENCANTO: 1114 State Street #22, 805-722-4338 Have a wonderful shopping experience at ENCANTO, all things beautiful, one of Santa Barbara’s finest boutiques. Enjoy live jazz + local vino from 6 - 8 PM while perusing their fabulous clothing, unique jewelry + high quality accessories.
E CASA MAGAZINE: 23 . Canon Perdido Street, 805-965-6448 Poetry, Art, and Music- join CASA in a celebration of Poetry Month. Light refreshments.
ARTAMO GALLERY: 11 West Anapamu Street • 805-568-1400
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3 CA’DARIO GALLERY: 31 East Victoria Street, 805-452-4581 ‘EXPLORATIONS’ presented by artist Margaret Hughes: a series of expressionist and narrative paintings in varying subjects including figurative studies and architectural interiors. Wine and bites by Ca’Dario. Music by Greg LeRoy.
A BRASIL ARTS CAFÉ: 1230 State Street, 805-845-7656 Introducing Brazilian culture to Santa Barbara with an Eat-Drink-Move vibe. Eat and Drink in the restaurant, which features traditional Brazilian menu items, most of which are organic and healthy, while still indulging in some of the country’s most delectable offerings and popular street food. Move inside the 1400 square foot studio where you can learn Capoeira (Brazilian martial arts) or take exciting Samba classes, learn Afro Brazilian dance, sweat it out in intense boot camp, or learn Brazilian Portuguese. This 1st Thursday, experience an authentic Capoeira experience and admire art from local artists. As you step inside Brasil Arts Café, feel the beat of Brazil and get immersed in our culture! Junte-se a nós – Come join us! B THE BOOK DEN: 15 East Anapamu Street, 805-962-3321 The Book Den is celebrating Eric Kelley’s 35th anniversary as proprietor. Stop by for some food, some drink and some reminiscing about books and bookselling in Santa Barbara.
COMINICHI’S ANTIQUES COLLECTIVE, ESTATES & CONSIGNMENT
19 E. Haley Street, 805-962-1413 Described as “The Coolest Store in Santa Barbara!.” Cominichi’s is a crazy experiment that enlists a mad team of artists, treasure hunters, and sharp-eyed Fashionistas to collect the best antiques, art, vintage and handmade clothing, jewelry, furniture, lighting and more. The result is a potent concoction of new and old, traditional and wacky, sweet and obscene. Currently on view and for sale are numerous photographers and artists as well as the entire Hansen Estate of Plein Air and Modernist paintings and works on paper by Ejnar and Jorgen Hansen.
J ALCHEMY: SPA.WELLNESS. CAFÉ: 35 W. Haley Street • 805-899-8811 The path to wellness begins with healthy food, which leads to healthy energy, which creates a healthy body, mind, and eventually spirit. Alchemy’s new studio addition: Gyrotonic. Demonstrations, special offers, unique surprise giveaways. One day only, buy one, get second 50% off any service. Complimentary beer and wine and little treats from our organic vegetarian café. UCSB MIDDLE EAST ENSEMBLE: Paseo Nuevo Center Court The UCSB Middle East Ensemble is an official “Ethnomusicology Performance Ensemble” in the Department of Music at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Begun in 1989 by ethnomusicology professor Scott Marcus, the Ensemble has performed widely throughout California. The ensemble’s repertoire reflects the great variety of cultures found in the Middle East. The ensemble performs music and dance from Arab, Turkish, Persian, Armenian, Greek, Jewish and even Assyrian cultures. Performance items range from classical pieces to religious songs, folk and popular songs, folk dances and cabaret-style dances. SANTA BARBARA ART FOUNDRY & GALLERY: 900 State Street, Marshalls Patio A hot spot to buy cool art! Join us tonight to view pieces from our gallery - before, during and after the process of transforming the artist’s vision into beautiful bronze sculptures. Visit our 4,000 square foot gallery (120 Santa Barbara Street) to enjoy wine by award-winning vintner Blair Fox and the art of world-renowned and local artists in a mix of different media and techniques. UCSB DHADKAN: 1317 State Street, Arlington Theatre Foyer UCSB Dhadkan will feature various South Asian music and dance forms at today’s 1st Thursday event. Many of which will be featured and its flagship event of the 2013-2014 academic year: Nachle Deewane. Set amidst the elegance of downtown Santa Barbara, on April 12, 2014, Nachle Deewane will host eight of the strongest collegiate Hindi-Fusion & Bhangra teams in the nation, as they command the Arlington Theater with charm, finesse, and power. Dhadkan, the Hindi word for ‘heartbeat,’ is an organization created as a front for South Asian collaboration at UCSB, bringing people of various backgrounds together to accomplish projects relating to social -change and entertainment. For more information, please visit ucsbdhadkan.com.
WELCOME TO 1ST THURSDAY: AFTER HOURS! Join us for 1st Thursday: After Hours, 7:30pm- 9:30pm when the Historic Theatre District venues of The Lobero Theatre, The Granada Theatre and The New Vic extend 1st Thursday culture, art and music offerings to provide the community unique live entertainment and behind the scenes experiences and opportunities to meet other performing arts enthusiasts.
LOBERO THEATER: 33 E Canon Perdido Street, 805-963-0761 Don’t miss une bonne soirée tonight for 1st Thursday: After Hours onstage at the newly refreshed Lobero Theatre. Enjoy hors d’eouvres from Sojourner Cafe, vin provided by Roblar Winery and eclectic cabaret presented by Kerrilee Kaski. La vie est belle, Join us. THE SCHEDULE FOR 1ST THURSDAY: AFTER HOURS for the coming Winter/Spring season will be as follows: • May 1 at The Granada Theatre • June 5 at The New Vic • July 3 at The Lobero “Like” Downtown Santa Barbara on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter @SBDowntown and on Instagram @DowntownSantaBarbara for the latest events, specials and downtown information! www.SantaBarbaraDowntown.com
or breadth, innovation, facility, and superhuman unity, no guitar duo in the world comes close to Sérgio and Odair Assad. For more than 40 years, the Brazilian brothers have been hailed for their renderings of European keyboard greats like Bach and Scarlatti and modern masters like Debussy and Gershwin. But it’s the almost-shamanistic authority they bring to Latin music that cuts closest to the bone. Fortunately for Santa Barbara, the Assad Brothers have repeatedly graced area stages, most recently on Valentine’s Day, 2012.“But this time it will be very diﬀerent,” Sérgio told us via phone from New York, “because we are surrounded by women.” For their upcoming Campbell Hall performance titled A Brazilian Songbook, the duo will be joined by their sister, guitarist/vocalist Badi, as well as Sérgio’s daughter, pianist/vocalist Clarice, and Odair’s daughter, singer Carolina. The Assad family comes to UCSB on Wednesday, April 9, at 8 p.m. For tickets and info, call 893-3535 or visit artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu. Below, Sérgio discusses the tour’s past and present.
A Brazilian Songbook started with a tour that included your mother and father. Yes. Ten years ago we wanted to give our parents a taste for what our lives are. Because they were amateur musicians
all their lives, they never went into professional life, and they never traveled out of Brazil. Then we brought them with us for the tour, and they surprised us, actually, because their spot on the show was the best one. The people really reacted so well to them. But they were already old; my dad was turning 80 when they came and passed away about three years ago. He lived a happy and beautiful life. My mom doesn’t want to travel any more. Ten years after, we said,“Well, let’s do it one more time.” Your sister, Badi, and daughter, Clarice, are very unusual vocalists. Are there Brazilian roots to their scat singing and vocal percussion? I would say that there’s everything. Badi is 10 years younger than my brother. We already had a career when she picked up the guitar for the ﬁrst time. But she learned quite fast; she wanted to follow our paths. But it’s very difﬁcult for someone in the same family to carry the same name and to do something similar. We talked a lot about this; she had the skills for singing, so I said,“Maybe you should do something diﬀerent.” But she went beyond my suggestion. She really took it very seriously and started working on percussion, and she became this really unique thing that we didn’t expect at all. Of course, that inﬂuenced
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BRAZIL AND BEYOND THE ASSAD FAMILY COMES TO UCSB
ALL TOGETHER NOW: (from left) Badi Assad, Clarice Assad, Odair Assad, Carolina Assad, and Sérgio Assad will bring their A Brazilian Songbook show to Campbell Hall on April 9.
my daughter, Clarice, as well, [who] wanted to play guitar. I said,“Well, there are already too many guitarists in this family. So perhaps you should [choose something else].” She demonstrated high skills for composing very soon in her life, so I said,“Maybe it’s better if you go to the piano. It is going to be a more helpful instrument for your composing.” And that’s what she did. Who takes the lead when writing and arranging for the family ensemble? When we play, we have to explore the individual sides of everyone, so there will be some Assad Duo, there will be some of Badi solo, and there will be some of Clarice solo. We have about three or four things we do as a group. And the arrangements are mine, some of it. But recently Clarice took oﬀ. She’s so accomplished with arranging and writing, I — Joseph Miller think that’s her job now.
BECK MORNING PHASE Whether he was tackling retro funk (for 1999’s Midnight Vultures) or new-school grunge (2005’s Guero), Beck has never struggled to keep people guessing. Over the course of his two-decade-long career, he’s proved himself to be Los Angeles’ ever-evolving musical heir, and on Morning Phase he dishes up a curveball redux that both hits and misses. Following on the heels of multiple producer projects, Morning Phase immediately harks back to Beck’s 2002 sad-sap opus, Sea Change. Here the guitars and pianos shoulder the bulk of the songs, and the vocals are upfront,
awash in painterly organ tones and lush harmonies. Production-wise, Morning Phase may be Beck’s strongest to date; the textures on tracks like “Heart Is a Drum” and “Blackbird Chain” are intricate, resonant, and beautifully balanced. But if lyrics are meant to be the star here, Morning Phase simply doesn’t hold a candle to Sea Change’s heart-bearing and gutwrenching immediacy. “Don’t leave me on my own,” the singer intones on “Blue Moon,” sounding already resigned in the outcome. At 43, it’s no doubt Morning Phase is reﬂective of a man who’s lived and learned. The
struggle now is turning that wisdom into a compelling listen. Beck plays the Arlington Theatre on WednesdayThursday, April 9-10, at 8 p.m. Visit thearlingtontheatre .com for tickets and info. — Aly Comingore
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Katherine Bottoms is Bonnie Parker, and Lafras le Roux is Clyde Barrow.
ON THE RUN The story of Bonnie and Clyde’s infamous infa rise and fall has been told and retold countless times over the ages — in ﬁlm, television, music, and, as of 2009, musical theater. The La Jolla Playhouse was the ﬁrst to stage Ivan Menchell’s tuneful take on America’s favorite gangster couple, which features music written by Frank Wildhorn and lyricist Don Black. This Thursday, April 3, Santa Barbara’s Out of the Box Theatre (OOTB) brings the play to Center Stage for a two-week run that promises lots of fast cars, blazing guns, and vibrant live music. “We tend to take on stories that make people go, ‘Wait. That’s a musical?’” laughed Out of the Box artistic director Samantha Eve, speaking in advance of the play’s ﬁrst dress rehearsal. “I think that’s what OUT OF THE BOX THEATRE makes these plays TAKES ON so great, though — they have such dramatic undertones and angst and emotion, and when things get that extreme, for it to turn into song seems like the next logical step. In that way, Bonnie & Clyde is an amazing musical because the things that they go through and the way that it weighs on them when their life starts to take a turn is really intense, and the music changes with it.” In addition to a cast that includes Santa Barbara staple Katherine Bottoms and PCPA alum Lafras le Roux in the leading roles, Bonnie & Clyde will prominently feature a live band, with musical direction from longtime OOTB collaborator John Enrico Douglas. “We went into it knowing that we really wanted that ﬁddle,” said Eve. “It adds that country feel to the whole production.” Ultimately though, Bonnie & Clyde is a tale of two reallife troubled souls, and even in musical form, it’s that story that carries the weight. “Katherine does a really great job at making Bonnie a strong female role but at the same time instilling this sense of someone getting in over their head,” Eve explained. “And with le Roux, he’s as charming as someone could possibly be, but he also has these really great, layered dramatic moments that capture the changes in Clyde.” Bonnie & Clyde plays at Center Stage Theater Thursday, April 3 - Sunday, April 13. For tickets and showtimes, call 964-0408 or visit centerstagetheater.tix.com. — AC
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AN OLDER, WISER CARMEN
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Leila Drake Revisits Her First Lead Role by Elizabeth Schwyzer
he has become a powerful symbol of female sexuality: the wild gypsy woman whose beauty captivates a simple soldier and whose evasion drives him to an act of violence. The character of Carmen dates back to 1845, when French writer Prosper Mérimée made her the subject of a novella. Yet it wasn’t until 30 years later, when composer Georges Bizet wrote an opera based on the story, that Carmen was catapulted into stardom. This Saturday, April 5, State Street Ballet (SSB) revisits a ballet based on this dramatic tale of desire, betrayal, and jealous revenge. The company first staged William Soleau’s evening-length production of Carmen in Santa Barbara in 2007. For the principal role that year, Soleau and SSB artistic director Rodney Gustafson chose Leila Drake, then a relatively new member of the company. “It’s hard to take a big chance on someone who hasn’t ever danced the lead,” Drake observed in a recent phone interview. “Sometimes you need someone to take a chance on you.” It was a risk that paid oﬀ. Drake is now a principal dancer with SSB and has gone on to dance the lead in numerous Soleau ballets, including American Tango, Appalachian Spring, and Love, Love, Love. “I don’t tend to play the Sugar Plum Fairy,” Drake joked, alluding to the fact that she gravitates toward more contemporary and dramatic roles. Seven years after stepping into her ﬁrst lead role, Drake prepares to take the stage once again as Carmen. FEMME FATALE: Leila Drake dances the role of Carmen, Much has changed in her life in the the bewitching gypsy girl who breaks the heart of Don José intervening years, and her perspec(Ryan Camou), in State Street Ballet’s latest production. tive on the storied seductress has shifted. “Carmen is obviously this wild, untamed, earthly One of the biggest diﬀerences for Drake between her human,” Drake noted,“and I want to treat her with a lot of ﬁrst time playing Carmen and her current role is the fact respect. I actually see her as a symbol of female empower- that she is now married. ment and independence. She makes her own decisions. “Seven years ago, I was single and a lot more wild,” she She’s in control of everything, which I think is partly a said. “It was easier for me to tap into that gypsy ﬁre. As defense mechanism.” we began rehearsals this time, it just wasn’t the same.” Yet The character of Carmen is typically seen as a seduc- rather than become discouraged by these changes, Drake tress with a lack of regard for the men who fall helpless has tried to use them to her advantage. before her, yet Drake and Soleau aim to bring a more “Hopefully, I’m more mature and settled in my own life, nuanced interpretation to the role. “Bill wants her to be a so I can be more vulnerable onstage,” she said. “I married little more vulnerable and relatable — not just a haughty the love of my life, and our life together feels simple and happy and comfortable. So I can really dive into this drama ﬂirt who seduces and destroys,” Drake explained. Of course, bringing psychological depth to such a role and intensity with total abandon.” is a true challenge and one Drake relishes as separate from the technical demands.“We are wearing pointe shoes, and we have to use all of the technique we’re worked hard to State Street Ballet presents develop, but so much of this role is character-driven,” she Carmen one night only at the explained.“I think a lot about the direction of my eyes, the Granada Theatre (1214 State angle of my back, and what my shoulders are doing.” St.) on Saturday, April 5, at 7:30 p.m. For Joining Drake onstage in the role of the jealous soldier tickets, call 899-2222 or visit granadasb Don José will be Ryan Camou. Former Joﬀrey and Hous.org. For more on the company, visit ton Ballet member Randy Herrera will dance the role of statestreetballet.com. the Toreador who steals Carmen’s aﬀections.
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A tour-de-force of theatrical magic, William Soleau’s Carmen is a passionate story of lust and betrayal, based on the fabled temptress of Seville. Set to the evocative music of Georges Bizet, this is a season finale you won’t want to miss!
THE MEN, THE MYTH: The men of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo return to UCSB’s Campbell Hall this Tuesday, April 8.
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t’s been 40 years since they performed their ﬁrst oﬀ-oﬀ-Broadway shows to delighted audiences. Today, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo is known around the world for its comic approach to classical ballet. Next Tuesday, April 8, the all-male company makes its long-awaited return to Santa Barbara. Those familiar with “the Trocks,” as they’re aﬀectionately known, will have mental images of men in tutus, toe shoes, and elaborate stage makeup. Yet the soul of this company isn’t in the campy costumes or gender reversals, says artistic director Tory Dobrin. “It’s really about using dance to bring out the comedy in these classical ballets,” Dobrin explained via phone from New York last week. “We may be inadvertently taking issue with gender roles, but that’s not really the point of the company.” Instead, Dobrin explained, the Trocks exploit traditions of comic stage performance: vaudeville, pantomime, and slapstick, exaggerating the already stylized conventions of classic ballet to the point of parody without ever losing the high level of technical artistry for which they’re known. Toeing the line between high art and parody isn’t easy, and the 14 members of the Trocks are all highly skilled performers with backgrounds in classical ballet and a ﬂair for the funny. “It’s a great job to have,” Dobrin noted. “We work a lot, we tour all around the world, and it’s fun. Male dancers who have a sense of humor want to join the company.” It’s no surprise that the Trocks enjoy cult status on the East Coast and West Coast of the United States, but Dobrin says they’re equally well loved in the South, as well as in East Asia. “People are people,” he said. “They respond to things that are exciting.” One of the many qualities that sets the Trocks apart from most traditional ballet companies is the fact that men dance en pointe, a skill typically reserved for women. And Santa Barbara audiences will certainly get to see the Trocks en pointe in this program, which includes their signature send-up of Swan Lake’s second act, as well as versions of dances by American ballet great Balanchine, modern dance master Cunningham, and French and Russian ballet traditions. “We really try to mix it up with diﬀerent dance styles, costuming, and music,” Dobrin explained. “Our Swan Lake is our campiest, most accessible work, but it’s also very historically accurate. It’s actually a great one for introducing kids to ballet.” Whether you’re a complete dance novice or a balletomane, the Trocks’ wideranging humor is designed to appeal to pretty much everyone. Judging from their four decades in the business, their universal appeal hasn’t faded. What makes for such longevity in a comic troupe is a matter of opinion, but Dobrin doesn’t think it’s really the novelty of guys in tutus, dudes in toe shoes, or muscular men mincing about like wood sprites; it’s really about the quality of the productions. “The dancing is all really sensational,” he said. And when the dancing’s this good, a little gender bending is almost beside the point. UCSB Arts & Lectures brings Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo to the Granada on Tuesday, April 8, at 8 p.m. For tickets, call 893-3535 or visit artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu. For more about the Trocks, visit trockadero.org or ﬁnd them on Facebook.
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Beauty and the Beast (La Belle et la Bête) Film by Jean Cocteau Music by Philip Glass Conducted by Michael Riesman WED, APR 30 / 8 PM NoTE NEW GRANADA THEATRE VENuE $45 / $30 / $20 / $18 all students A Granada facility fee will be added to each ticket price
“A new form invented by Philip Glass, completely unexpected and absolutely successful.” Le Monde (Paris) “A beautiful, superbly integrated work... La Belle et la Bête is Glass’s best work in years.” Time magazine Philip Glass’ interpretation of Jean Cocteau’s masterpiece La Belle et la Bête is his most deeply personal and romantic. For this production, Glass removed the film’s soundtrack and replaced it with his own musical score played live by the Philip Glass Ensemble. The dialogue is also performed live by vocalists who are synchronized with the actors in the film. This mythical, lush and sweeping love story is a tale for the ages.
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SHINE A LIGHT: Hamlet (Jeff Mills) confronts mother Gertrude (Victoria Finlayson) in Lit Moon Theatre Company’s wonderfully deconstructed take on the Shakespeare classic.
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To Be, or … Why Are You Interrupting Me? Hamlet, presented by Lit Moon Theatre Company. At Center Stage Theater, Thursday, March 27. Reviewed by Tom Jacobs
he term “avant-garde classic” isn’t quite the oxymoron it used to be, but it’s still rare to ﬁnd a startling, groundbreaking work that not only withstands the test of time but also grows in stature as the years go by. That’s a fair description of Lit Moon Theatre Company’s production of Hamlet, ﬁrst staged in 2001 and bracingly revived this past weekend at Center Stage Theater. John Blondell’s staging, featuring a brilliant scenic design by the late Milon Kalis, is traveling to the Beijing Shakespeare Festival in the fall. It’s hard to know what Chinese audiences will make of it, but Westerners who are familiar with the play — which should be everybody — will ﬁnd it both startling and startlingly eﬀective. It’s a deconstruction (to use the scholarly term) or mash-up (in the vernacular) of the great tragedy, in which scenes, speeches, and individual lines are either excised (the whole thing clocks in at a brisk 80 minutes) or plucked from their original context and placed elsewhere in the narrative. While the story is told in a more-or-less linear way, these jarring juxtapositions help us hear Shakespeare’s unparalleled language in fresh ways. Example: At several points, Hamlet begins his famous “To be or not to be” soliloquy, only to have it interrupted — a nice metaphor for the way our busy, information-saturated culture makes contemplation nearly impossible.
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Granted, this sort of thing can be too clever for its own good. But in returning to this piece, Blondell has given the production an emotional weight I don’t remember from past mountings. In the title role, Jeﬀ Mills conveys the essence of the character: his searching mind and desperate need to unravel the mystery before him, which in many ways is the mystery of life. He’s sitting in the audience as the play begins, a choice that emphasizes Hamlet’s role as everyman; he’s literally one of us. Victoria Finlayson gives consistently moving portrayals of both Ophelia (Hamlet’s lover) and Gertrude (his mother — make of that symbolic cross-casting what you will). The production does go a bit oﬀ the tracks in one sequence, in which Sara Jessica Reynolds, playing Ophelia’s father Polonius, dons a ridiculous-looking white wig, which subsequently gets used in a vaudeville-inspired juggling routine. The prop and shtick would be perfect for Beckett but seem silly and out of place here. Still, it’s the only bit that took me out of the story. Otherwise, the costumes are unconventional (Hamlet is not in black!), but perfect for the characters. Jim Connolly’s score matches the production in terms of both its intensity and creativity. Blondell promises to bring Hamlet back once more before the troupe heads to Asia; serious theater fans should not miss it.
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DON’T MESS WITH POSEIDON: In Metamorphoses , Ceyx (Brian Patrick Monahan) gets roughed up by the ocean god’s henchman (Brian Abraham) while Poseidon (William C. Mitchell) looks on.
Morphing Ovid Metamorphoses, presented by Ensemble Theatre Company. At the New Victoria Theatre, Saturday, March 29. Shows through April 13. Reviewed by Joseph Miller
ythology, it is often said, inhabits a timeless realm, and this openingnight performance of Metamorphoses by Ensemble Theatre Company transported us there. If Ovid makes you think of antique togas and the conjugation of Latin verbs, banish those associations now. Mary Zimmerman’s smart adaptation of a handful of key stories from the Roman poet’s massive compendium is entertaining, psychologically savvy, and even wise, and director Jonathan Fox has the cast, the imagination, and the resources of the New Vic to create magic. The original poem, from the year 8 ce, is a collection of myths that treat of transformation,“bodies, and how they can change to assume new shapes.” But at another level, Ovid is carefully performing literary transformations — gathering, embellishing, and ﬁxing to meter hundreds of stories — and Zimmerman in her turn morphs a portion of this into a 90-minute abbreviation. One of the great pleasures of this play is its respect for the poetry of the original, namely the lush language of the frequent recitatives. This imperative for honoring the word is humorously skewered up front during a preamble on the creation of the world, where the new paradise lacked one thing only: words, “so man was born that he might talk.” Zimmerman’s selection of stories also demonstrates how psychologically astute Ovid and his sources were in coming to terms with the rational and irrational in human nature. Inherent to the allure of myth is the elusive meaning that always seems to hang just out of reach. Eros and Bacchus and Morpheus represent a dark interior well of energy that is the source of dream, love, and art, as essential to human life as bright reason with its understanding and order. Furthermore, the play is unabashed with its critiques and prescriptions of social values: the dire consequences that stalk greed (Midas) and environmental recklessness (Erysichthon). The most singular feature of the set is a large pool of water occupying center stage, where much of the action takes place — water, that most malleable element, and symbol for the subconscious mind. The pool is handy for vivid representations of oceans, rivers, and fountains, but also most of the stories involve conﬂict, and the water exaggerates, and cushions, physical struggles. A tight and talented cast of nine actors, all of whom play multiple roles, includes Brian Abraham, Cynthia Beckert, Michael Cusimano, E. Bonnie Lewis, William C. Mitchell, Brian Patrick Monahan, Chase O’Donnell, Maya Lynne Robinson, and Daniel David Stewart. Orpheus (Cusimano) and Eurydice (O’Donnell) was one of the better-known tales, but here it’s told twice — ﬁrst by Ovid, and then according to Rainer Maria Rilke, who speculates intriguingly on Eurydice’s experience. King Midas (Abraham) was poignantly recast as a Wall Street banker who neglects his daughter in his lust for gold. Stewart and Beckert were absolutely winning in a very funny routine where Phaeton, the privileged but illegitimate son of the Sun, sits for a therapy session. By the end, Ovid’s, and ■ Ensemble’s, main concern was love, and the audience clearly agreed.
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Matt Slocum Finds Inspiration in a Native American’s Story att Slocum received his first drum set at age 11 as a Christmas present from his parents.“It was huge,” he recalled with a chuckle. “It had seven or eight pieces, including two bass drums. My dad must have gotten a good deal on it.” There was just one problem: It had no Matt Slocum cymbals. So for the following four or ﬁve months, the resourceful young percussionist made do with the next best thing: a pair of pie pans. “Who knows? Maybe it had some kind of inﬂuence on my sound,” he mused. If so, you can expect a lot of young players to head over into the bakinggoods aisle of their local supermarket. At age 32, Slocum has been widely acclaimed as one of the great jazz drummers of his generation, as well as an accomplished composer. Both facets of his artistry will be on display on Monday night at SOhO when the Minnesota native performs with his trio. The program will feature music from his new CD, Black Elk’s Dream. Born in St. Paul and raised in rural western Wisconsin, Slocum was attracted to percussion from an early age. He has a vivid childhood memory of watching a parade pass by and being mesmerized by the snare drums of a marching band. Not long thereafter, around age 8 or 9, he began taking piano lessons.“I was using it as a means to an end,” he said. “You had to play piano for two years before you could start percussion at school.” Once he took up the drums at age 11, “I knew it was my instrument.” He discovered jazz during his high school years.“There is an amazing drummer in the Twin Cities area named Phil Hey,” he said.“He taught at the college where my mother went.We really lucked out that he took me as a student when I was a freshman or sophomore in high school.” (The two are now colleagues; Slocum said, “I’ve been writing some duo-drum stuﬀ for us to play together” at an upcoming Twin Cities gig.) Slocum decided to become a professional musician during his years at USC, where he studied with Peter Erskine and earned a performance degree in jazz studies. He calls Max Roach, Elvin Jones, and Roy Haynes his “big three inﬂuences.” “It has become increasingly important to me to have a storyline, whether real or imagined, on which to base compositions,” he said. He found a highly compelling one in the tale of Black Elk, an Oglala Lakota medicine man who, late in life, described his experiences and philosophy to author John Neihardt. The resulting book, 1932’s Black Elk Speaks, became a best-seller and ultimately a classic; seminal psychologist Carl Jung considered it an important look at Native American spirituality. Slocum was introduced to the book by vibraphonist Joe Locke during an informal gathering of musicians at a New York club three years ago. He picked up a copy and was inspired enough to create a CD’s worth of music. “It’s a subjective interpretation [of Black Elk’s tale] using my own musical language,” he said. “The book conveys universal emotions such as despair and loss, but there is also hope and brightness.” If that sounds a lot like the blues, you understand how Slocum connected to Black Elk’s story. “Given B.B. King’s description of the blues as ‘an expression of anger against shame and humiliation,’ and given all of the broken promises and inhumane treatment that the Oglala Lakota endured courtesy of our government,” he said, “I felt the inclusion of a blues [number] in this project was merited.” If not mandatory. The Matt Slocum Trio performs at SOhO Restaurant & Music Club (1221 State St.) on Monday, April 7, at 7:30 p.m. Call 962-7776 or visit sohosb.com for tickets and info.
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BLACK AND BLUE Baths Bring Obsidian to Life with New Band, Darker Sounds by Aly Comingore
here’s something distinctly reactionary about Obsidian, Baths’ second and most recent album for Anticon. Released three-and-a-half years after its predecessor, and written on the heels of Baths mastermind Will Wiesenfeld’s lengthy bout with E. coli, the record is an unarguably dark aﬀair. Like Cerulean, Wiesenfeld’s shimmering 2010 electro-pop debut, Obsidian oﬀers a wealth of computer-based beats and swirling keyboard orchestrations. But the similarities don’t go much farther than that. In place of Cerulean’s barely-there and heavily eﬀected vocals, Obsidian keeps Wiesenfeld’s thin, lilting voice front and center. In terms of lyrical content, he doesn’t shy away either; sinister imagery and references to suicide are oﬀered up with disarming honesty, and they’re paired with compositions that are as eerily lush as Cerulean’s were nostalgically buoyant. This Saturday, Baths returns to Santa Barbara in support of Obsidian, this time with new bandmate and friend Morgan Greenwood in tow. Below, we chat with Wiesenfeld from a Hawai‘i hotel room about collaboration, inﬂuences, and the dark derivation of his latest record. Before you even ﬁnished this record you expressed interest in turning Baths into a full band. Now that Morgan’s on board, do you feel like you’ve accomplished that? Yes, I do. I think it was originally in my head that I wanted a live drummer, but I think the way that we made it work is very comfortable. It’s very obviously electronic when we’re playing it live, but it’s also still extremely physical in the way that we’re doing things, and it’s still interesting for both of us. It’s not like he just has to keep static rhythms playing — we’re both doing a bunch and multitasking. There’s also improv in our sets now. That was Morgan’s push, and I think it’s one of the best parts of the show. It ensures we’re doing something diﬀerent with each set, which is good. Looking back, how would you compare Obsidian’s writing process to Cerulean’s? Did one pour out faster than the other? Yes. Cerulean was much, much easier. Obsidian was a far more arduous process and a little bizarre. I recorded it in three separate places, none of which were my actual bedroom. I was in my parents’ living room, and then my friend Rob’s garage, and then my friend Mario’s bedroom/studio area. I was never sleeping next to or living next to the music I was making, which was very, very foreign to me. It took a lot longer to get any ideas out. I had to come up with ideas in my car for vocal melodies, or record some musical thing in my phone and just hope that by the time I was ready to record something that inspiration would still be there. But right before I left for tour — actually a day before I left for this tour — I moved into a new place where I’m going to be able to bring all of my recording equipment. I’m super excited about it.
SMOKE SIGNALS: L.A. electronic artist Baths (a k a Will Wiesenfeld) brings his new album to Velvet Jones on April 5.
In terms of process, do you start building songs with a beat? A lyric? A piano riff? It’s literally all of those things at any given time. It’s always back and forth. I’ve had some songs start speciﬁcally from the piano, sometimes with just a word, and I’ll try and expand on the idea of a word being the guideline for a song. It’s literally anywhere, and that’s kind of the fun of it for me. It’s always a little diﬀerent. You’ve said that you set out to make a darker record after you ﬁnished touring with Cerulean. How conscious were you of that from the get-go, and how is that playing into what you’re writing now? I was very conscious of it. It played into everything I was writing — and that was kind of the point. I threw myself into that on purpose. But I haven’t been writing lately, which is what’s going on now. I worked on the stuﬀ for the EP still kind of in that mind-set; it was all still that kind of vibe. I hadn’t really detached from that because I haven’t been writing, but I do know that going into writing the next record, I am very much not in that mind-set. I’m not intentionally writing darker stuﬀ or depressing stuﬀ. It’s just going to be on a much more normal emotional spectrum. How far along was Obsidian when you got sick? That was before anything. It delayed the start of the album for like six-and-a-half months, which is why there was such a huge gap between the records. It was completely debilitating, and I couldn’t think straight and I couldn’t be creative. I had no motivation at all. It was really bad. But that happened in July of 2011. Despite their differences, both of your records have reminded me a lot of Jimmy Tamborello’s stuff. That’s a strong compliment. I’m obsessed with him. Are there artists that you consider touchstones, for this album in particular or your music at large? Well, Jimmy’s stuﬀ always. I’m super inspired by his music. But speciﬁcally for Obsidian, the two that I kind of pointed at directly were Emptyset and Azeda Booth, which was Morgan’s old band. Those were the two main things that I was listening to and inspired by.And outside of that, there was a lot of other media stuﬀ — like Silent Hill — and just a lot of darker, crazier shit. Baths plays Velvet Jones (423 State St.) on Saturday, April 5, at 8 p.m. Visit numbskull shows.com or newnoisesb.org for tickets and info.
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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 – 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 100 Years of Rural California, through Apr. . E. De la Guerra St., -. Casa Dolores – Tree of Life, through May ; multiple permanent installations featuring Mexican folk art. Bath St., -. Karpeles Manuscript Library and Museum – 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 – Westmont Senior Exhibition 2014, through May . La Paz Rd., -. Wildling Museum – On Nature's Terms, through Apr. . -B Mission Dr., Solvang, -.
GALLERIES Allan Hancock College – Fine Arts Faculty Art Show, through Apr. . Ann Foxworthy Gallery, S. College Dr., Santa Maria, - x.
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, through Apr. . Cliﬀ Dr., Rm. , - x. Bella Rosa Galleries – Erin Williams: April Showers, through 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 Apr. . Bell St., LosAlamos. -. Cabrillo Arts Center Gallery – The GVAA April Show jurored by Arturo Tello, through Apr. . Pueblo St., -. 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., -. galerie – Erin Garcia and Allie Pohl: Peacocks in Flight, through Apr. . W. Matilija St., Ojai, -. Gallery – Pamela Benham, Beth Schmohr, Rosemarie Gebhart, through Apr. . La Arcada, State St., -. Gallery Los Olivos – Morgan Green and Ellen Yeomans: Day & Night, Apr. -. Grand Ave., Los Olivos, -. Goleta Valley Library – The Goleta Valley Art Association April Show, through Apr. . Goleta Library Community Events Room, N. Fairview Ave., Goleta, -. Grossman Gallery – Dee Sudbury, through Apr. . 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. , -. 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 – Anya Fisher: The Freedom to Paint and In Defense of Beauty: Leon Dabo’s Floral Oils, through Apr. ; The Winter Salon, 2014, through May ; For Real? Magical Realism in American Art and Spacks Street 108, through June ; De Forest’s Santa Barbara; Nell Brooker Mayhew: Paintings from the Estate, and Richard Haines: Mid-Century Master, through June . E. Anapamu St., -. Viva Oliva – Watercolor by Larry Iwerks, through Apr. . Paseo Nuevo, -. wall space gallery – A Little Madness in the Spring: Photographs by Aline Smithson and Amy Stevens, through Apr. . E. Yanonali St., C-, -.
LIVE MUSIC CLASSICAL Faulkner Gallery – E. Anapamu St. -.
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Palapa Restaurant – State St., -. FRI: Live Mariachi Music (:pm) Reds Tapas & Wine Bar – Helena Ave., -. THU: Live Music (pm) Roundin’ Third – Calle Real, -. THU, TUE: Locals Night (pm) S.B. Maritime Museum – Harbor Wy., #, -. SAT: Ukulele music and singing (-:pm) Seven Bar & Kitchen – Helena Ave., -. FRI: Jazz Trio (:-:pm) SOhO Restaurant & Music Club – State St., -. THU: Erland, Ghost Tiger, Sun Daes (:pm) FRI: Particle, Shaky Feelin’ (pm) SAT: The Tearaways with Kylie Hughes, Doghouse (pm) SUN: New Noise Presents: Youth Battle of the Bands (pm) MON: Matt Slocum Trio with Sam Yahel & Massimo Biolcati (:pm) TUE: Matt Yaki, Michael McGeehee, Jeﬀ Brinkman (:pm) WED: An evening with Zach Deputy (pm) Standing Sun Winery – Second St., Unit D, Buellton, -. FRI: Steven Roth (pm) Statemynt – State St., -. THU: DJ Akorn WED: Blues Night (pm) Tiburon Tavern – State St., -. FRI: Karaoke Night (:pm) Velvet Jones – State St., -. THU: The Fire Department (pm) FRI: K Theory (pm) THU: Baths (pm) MON: The Turn Up (pm) Whiskey Richard’s – State St., -. MON: Open Mike Night (pm) WED: Punk on Vinyl (pm) Wildcat – W. Ortega St., -. THU: DJs Hollywood and Patrick B SUN: Red Room with DJ Gavin Roy (pm) TUE: Local Band Night (pm) Zodo’s – Calle Real, Goleta, -. THU: KjEE Thursday Night Strikes (:-:pm) MON: Service Industry Night (pm)
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Theater Arlington Theatre – State St., -. SUN: Aziz Ansari (pm) Center Stage Theater – Bonnie and Clyde. Paseo Nuevo, -. THU, FRI, SAT: pm SUN: pm THU: pm Campbell Hall – UCSB, -. SUN: Paul Farmer (pm) THU: Gary Shteyngart (pm) Granada Theatre – State St., -. SAT: Carmen (:pm) WED: The Midtown Men (pm) Rubicon Theatre – A Moon for the Misbegotten. E. Main St., Ventura, -. THU, FRI: pm SAT: and pm SUN: pm Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara – Forum Lounge: Julia Barbosa Landois & Erik Sanden, Live Ballast. Paseo Nuevo, -. THU /: pm The New Victoria Theater – Metamorphoses. W. Victoria St, -. THU, FRI: pm SAT: pm, pm SUN: pm TUE: pm WED, THU: pm Plaza Playhouse Theater – Connected. Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria, -. FRI, SAT: pm SUN: pm
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hile it was wise of the prevailing marketing heads to divide Danish gadﬂy Lars von Trier’s cagey, explicit, intellectual, and sometimes deep epic Nymphomaniac into two volumes, the downside may be that returning to Volume II after the brassy, sassy provocations of the ﬁrst part takes some attitude adjustment. Somehow, in Volume II, the sensational bloom is a bit oﬀ the rose, and the thorns have lost a bit of their spiky sting. On the other hand, as the confessions and life story of our central “nymphomaniac” Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg) move forward in her 50-year-old life, the narrative and thematic plots get thicker, kinkier, and more slyly inventive on the writer/director’s part. In an odd way, the young-lusty titillation of the “arty-dirty movie” dimensions of Volume I reaches greater heights and more resolute meaning in the second part. This sex addict’s saga — vastly different from the Michael Fassbender–starring Shame — is built on ﬂashbacks and detours, as the battered Gainsbourg regales her “asexual” confessor/counselor/sage Seligman (Stellan Skarsgård). Volume I mixes its sexual rogue’s tales — speckled with anti-coy sex scenes featuring Stacy Martin as Joe’s young surrogate — with brainy, freewheeling references to Bach, ﬂy ﬁshing, numerology, and other cerebral notions. Volume II, perhaps inevitably, takes aim at a more spiritual and religious corollary. We learn of Joe’s youthful epiphany vision, with a spontaneous orgasm experience and an encounter with mythic women, and her restless, seemingly vain quest to ﬁnd simi-
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ake no mistake: Noah is clearly the most laughable apocalypse ﬁlm since M. Night Shyamalan’s dazzlingly stupid bee movie, The Happening. It’s so vastly epic in its blundering that some smart people want to call it profound — an argument between two perceptions of God’s role in the world — while ignoring the patently stupid qualities that make this wet excursion into self-indulgence so unintentionally humorous, and worse, mostly boring. But let’s start with the Watchers, who, in Darren Aronofsky’s arrogant Bible rewrite, serve as Earth angels but act like a cross between Tolkien’s Ents and the comic Transformers robots. (This movie makes Michael Bay seem visionary.) Next, witness the randomly conceived glowing rocks, which Noah uses freely for illumination and destruction, that the cockeyed ﬁlm narration suggests were the reason God got mad at humanity in the ﬁrst place. What up, Noah? But the worst of all of this ﬁlm’s criminal stupidities is the widespread misogynistic male characters in this bleak land; they seem more Viking than Israelite. Noah (the plump Russell Crowe), our hero, has no problem procuring babes (Emma Watson, Madison Davenport) for his sons, until he decides it would be better to let crowds trample one and do worse justice to another in God’s name. Even kookier is Grandpa Methuselah (Anthony Hopkins), who magically repairs wounded wombs while searching for berries — your basic patriarchal demigod. Remember this is a 21st-century rewrite, so don’t blame Yahweh for the sexism — it’s Darren’s Way, and his women have babies and obey their lichen-scraping vegan men.
KIND OF BLUE: Lars von Trier’s sneakily feminist Nymphomaniac: Vol. II explores its sex-driven protagonist’s adult life. lar sexual — and spiritual — meaning in her life. Suddenly, through all the thickets of Joe’s obsessive ventures into S&M (replete with nods to Christ’s lashings and transﬁguration), denying her motherly responsibilities, embarking on a new criminal day job, and encounters with lesbian love and jealousy, we grasp the strong underlying spiritual and feminist underpinnings in a ﬁlm that’s only pornesque on the surfaces. Although Joe asserts that “sexuality is the strongest force in human beings,” the ﬁlm’s message may be that spiritual seek mode runs a close second. The ﬁlm is blessed with a soundtrack that features Beethoven, Mozart, Handel, and Franck, but over the end credits, Gainsbourg (daughter of Serge) sings “Hey Joe” in her soft, sinister coo, bringing new meaning to a lyric about vengeful mate-mauling. For the “junk on-screen” record, Shia “plagiarism as art form” LaBeouf does not pony up with penis showcasing, while Skarsgård does. But, of course, that’s a crass, score-keeping cinesexual comment, a reﬂection of the type of shallow sexual attitude that von Trier is sneakily indicting in this sneakily feminist, sneakily experimental opus of a ﬁlm. ■
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Movie Guide FIRST LOOKS Cesar Chavez (101 mins.; PG-13: some violence, language)
Released in synch with this week’s holiday, director Diego Luna’s well-meaning, informative, and mostly moving ﬁlm about the great American farmworker organizer brings an important American history saga to theaters everywhere. Wisely, the story zooms in on a particular, and a particularly vibrant, period in the life and work of Chávez (played by Michael Peña), rather than succumbing to the biopic genre folly of trying to pack a life into a two-hour spread. Speciﬁcally, we follow the young activist — a farmworker in his youth — from the early ’60s through 1970, as he works to organize where it counts, “in the ﬁeld” of the Californian agricultural town of Delano. A groundswell of solidarity with fellow workers grows, despite obstacles and repressions from above, as Chávez organizes strikes, a march to Sacramento, fasting, and the eﬀective tactic of promoting a broad grape boycott — a “nonviolent weapon” which proves victorious in forcing growers to the union bargaining table. Mixed into the story are the active support of Senator Robert F. Kennedy and the active thwarting eﬀorts of Governor Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon. As a movie, Cesar Chavez’s results are uneven, lapsing into sentimental clichés and slackness amid more gripping aspects. In the end, the ﬁlm may suﬀer from a problem similar to last year’s Mandela, as ﬁlms about great historical peacemakers that don’t do their lofty subjects justice. Still and all, though, Cesar Chavez best serves the mission of providing valuable edutainment, ﬁlling in the blanks of a dramatic American hero’s tale in an age when many don’t know much about Chavez’s story or signiﬁcance. (JW) Camino Real/Fiesta 5
Le Week-End (93 mins.; R: language,
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The following films are playing in Santa Barbara FRIDAY, APRIL 4, THROUGH THURSDAY, APRIL 10. 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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Despite the preview appearances, this is not just another feel-good Viagromance from England, the land that brought us The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Quartet, too. This one, a tale of certain-age love, is full of little surprises — which are almost scary at times. Written by Hanif Kureishi (of My Beautiful Laundrette fame) and directed by Roger Michell (who made Notting Hill and Hyde Park on Hudson), Le Week-end features an older English couple of the academic persuasion sneaking oﬀ for an anniversary getaway in Paris. We gradually get the sense that something is creepy wrong, beginning when the couple
stiﬀ a fancy restaurant. Later, we witness hubbie Nick (Jim Broadbent) carnally crawl toward his distant, crabbing wife (Lindsay Duncan) only to be rebuked, setting an icy tone that dominates the brief ﬁlm — until it all turns bittersweet and whimsical again. Oddly, we’re meant to blame their strange love on left-wing 1960s politics. Harder moments follow, though the mix of fun and relentless psychological warfare takes a couple of nonsensical turns toward the end. It’s hard to dismiss this sometimes dorky ﬁlm, mostly due to the keen performances of the leads and a dazzling tour de force cameo by Jeﬀ Goldblum, who plays a sweet, smart, yet thoroughly narcissistic American colleague. It’s got some gleeful awakenings and unnerving truths, though it’s often awkward about stiﬀ transitions, a bit like getting old. (DJP) Riviera
✯ Muppets Most Wanted
PG: some mild action)
Wouldn’t you like to see a gulag version of A Chorus Line starring Ray Liotta, Danny Trejo, and that tall guy from Flight of the Conchords? And wouldn’t you spend money to see the oﬀspring of the transspecies marriage of Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog? (Spoiler alert: It’s a green pig and a yellow frog.) All of that and great production numbers, too, round out this very self-conscious sequel to the rebooted Muppets movie. (The best number in the ﬁlm declares that sequels are never as good as the movies they follow.) Did I mention the all-in Muppet cast? And that Tina Fey and Ricky Gervais star as villains? Now what would you pay? This follow-up to the decidedly hipster Muppets does feel like a fallback, though. The last ﬁlm, conceived by Jason Segel, pepped up its round of usual-suspect cameos (Mickey Rooney, Whoopi Goldberg) with a more youthful, edgy crowd (Sarah Silverman and Zach Galiﬁanakis). But, more importantly, it introduced a level of mythmaking into the franchise. In a world where humans and puppets coexist, who knew siblings could come in both ﬂavors? It was good revisionism — equal parts playful and bizarre. Even though Most Wanted has some of the same writers and returns director James Bobin to the tale, it feels like it’s more about retaking Manhattan, or at least resonating on Broadway, rather than scoring new generations. It goes on a bit too long, too. All the same, where else could you see Christoph Waltz waltz, or get Sean Combs and Lady Gaga in the same marquee? It’s done by Disney now, but it still feels
mostly Muppetational. (DJP)
Smoke Signals (89 mins.; PG-13: some
Noah (138 mins.; PG-13: violence, disturbing images, brief suggestive content)
Reviewed on page 63.
A nerdy, orphaned teen and his reservation’s resident tough guy take to the road to recover the remains of the latter’s deceased father. Wed., Apr. 9, 6pm, UCSB’s MultiCultural Center
Camino Real/Paseo Nuevo
✯ Nymphomaniac: Vol. II
Spike & Mike’s Animation Fest (80
(123 mins.; NR)
Reviewed on page 63. Wed., Apr. 9, 7:30pm, Plaza de Oro
PREMIERES Captain America: The Winter Soldier
UCSB Arts & Lectures presents the 30thanniversary installment of the annual traveling animation festival, which has earned a reputation for presenting some of the world’s foremost animators before they hit it big. Fri., Apr. 4, 7 and 9pm, UCSB’s Campbell Hall
(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)
Draft Day (109 mins.; PG-13: brief strong language, sexual references)
The general manager of the Cleveland Browns (Kevin Costner) tries to acquire the season’s number-one draft pick. Camino Real/Paseo Nuevo (Opens Thu., Apr. 10)
Jinn (97 mins.; PG-13: some intense sequences of violence and terror)
A newlywed man receives a cryptic message that warns of a dangerous curse that has existed in his family for generations. Fiesta 5
The Lunchbox (104 mins.; PG: thematic
NOW SHOWING Bad Words (89 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 Divergent (139 mins.; PG-13: intense violence and action, thematic elements, some sensuality)
In a world where people are divided based on virtues, a young girl (Shailene Woodley) discovers she’s a Divergent and won’t ﬁt in. Despite the big-screen pleasures, moments of suspended disbelief ultimately get in the way of a complete good time. But there are plenty of small-plate treats along the way. (JW) Camino Real/Metro 4
When a lunchbox in Mumbai’s complex delivery system ends up in the wrong hands, a young wife and an older man begin a correspondence with life-changing implications. Plaza de Oro
God’s Not Dead (113 mins.; PG: thematic material, brief violence, an accident scene)
Oculus (105 mins.; R: terror, violence, some disturbing images, brief language)
✯ The Grand Budapest Hotel
A woman tries to exonerate her brother, who was convicted for murder, by placing the blame on a supernatural phenomenon. Camino Real (Opens Thu., Apr. 10)
Rio 2 (101 mins.; G) A family of parrots from Rio de Janiero is transported into the wilds of the Amazon, where they struggle to ﬁt in. Fairview/Fiesta 5 (Opens Thu., Apr. 10)
SCREENINGS Draft Day (109 mins.; PG-13: brief strong language, sexual references)
See Premieres for description. Director Ivan Reitman, executive producer Tom Pollock, and producer Joe Medjuck will appear for a post-screening Q&A. Sun., Apr. 6, 2pm, UCSB’s Pollock Theater
✯ The Great Beauty
(142 mins.; NR)
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) Sun., Apr. 6, 4:00pm,
A college student’s faith is tested when he meets a philosophy professor who doesn’t believe in God. Fiesta 5 (100 mins.; R: language, some sexual content, violence)
Wes Anderson’s latest ﬁlm chronicles the adventures of Gustave H, a concierge at a famous European hotel in between WWI and WWII, and the lobby boy he forges a lifelong friendship with. Grand Budapest is beautiful in all the right ways, but the whimsical plot is all quirks and turns of comic phrase. You will laugh and maybe cry, but it’s no Rushmore or even Moonrise Kingdom. (JW) Fairview/Paseo Nuevo 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 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)
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.
MEDICAL MARIJUANA EVALUATIONS
(126 mins.; R: language, sexual content, brief graphic nudity)
Joaquin Phoenix stars as a lonely writer who develops an unusual relationship with an operating system designed to meet his every need. Spike Jonze writes and directs. Jonze manages a magical and empathetic feat with this ﬁlm, where insanity meets dream logic meets love magnetism. (JW) Fri., Apr. 4, 7 and 10pm;
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(Mar. 21 - Apr. 19): In his novel The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera says that the brain has “a special area which we might call poetic memory and which records everything that charms or touches us, that makes our lives beautiful.” In the coming days, it will be especially important for you to tap into this power spot in your own gray matter, Aries. You need to activate and stir up the feelings of enchantment that are stored there. Doing so will make you fully alert and available for the new delights that will be swirling in your vicinity. The operative principle is like attracts like.
(June 21 - July 22): The Cancerian artist Rembrandt became one of the world’s greatest painters. It was a struggle. “I can’t paint the way they want me to paint,” he said about those who questioned his innovative approach. “I have tried and I have tried very hard, but I can’t do it. I just can’t do it!”We should be glad the master failed to meet his critics’ expectations. His work’s unique beauty didn’t get watered down. But there was a price to pay. “That is why I am just a little crazy,” Rembrandt concluded. Here’s the moral of the story: To be true to your vision and faithful to your purpose, you may have to deal with being a little crazy. Are you willing to make that trade-oﬀ?
TAURUS (Apr. 20 - May 20): Our ancestors could see the Milky Way galaxy spread out across the heavens on every clear night. Galileo said it was so bright, it cast a shadow of his body on the ground. But today that glorious spectacle is invisible to us city dwellers. The sky after sundown is polluted with artiﬁcial light that hides 90 percent of the 2,000 stars we might otherwise see. If you want to bask in the natural illumination, you’ve got to travel to a remote area where the darkness is deeper. Let’s make that your metaphor, Taurus. Proceed on the hypothesis that a luminous source of beauty is concealed from you. To become aware of it, you must seek out a more profound darkness.
GEMINI (May 21 - June 20): “Dear Gemini: I don’t demand your total attention and I don’t need your unconditional approval. I will never restrict your freedom or push you to explain yourself. All I truly want to do is to warm myself in the glow of your intelligence. Can you accept that? I have this theory that your sparkle is contagious — that I’ll get smarter about how to live my own life if I can simply be in your presence. What do you say? In return, I promise to deepen your appreciation for yourself and show you secrets about how best to wield your inﬂuence. — Your Secret Admirer.” Homework: Choose one area of your life where you’re going to stop pretending. Report results to FreeWillAstrology.com.
LEO (July 23 - Aug. 22): The Indian spiritual teacher Nisargadatta Maharaj oﬀered a three-stage fable to symbolize one’s progression toward enlightenment. In the ﬁrst stage, you are inside a cage located in a forest where a tiger prowls. You’re protected by the cage, so the tiger can’t hurt you. On the other hand, you’re trapped. In the second stage, the tiger is inside the cage and you roam freely through the forest. The beautiful animal is trapped. In the third stage, the tiger is out of the cage and you have tamed it. It’s your ally and you are riding around on its back. I believe this sequence has resemblances to the story you’ll be living in the coming months. Right now you’re inside the cage and the tiger is outside. By midMay, the tiger will be in the cage and you’ll be outside. By your birthday, I expect you to be riding the tiger.
VIRGO (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22): What is “soul work,” anyway? It’s like when you make an unpredictable gift for someone you love. Or when you bravely identify one of your unripe qualities and resolve to use all your willpower and ingenuity to ripen it. Soul work is when you wade into a party full of rowdy drunks and put your meditation skills to the acid test. It’s like when you teach yourself not merely to tolerate smoldering ambiguity but to be
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LIBRA (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22): Are you close to anyone who is a catalytic listener? Is there a person who tunes in to what you say with such fervent receptivity that you get inspired to reveal truths you didn’t realize you knew? If so, invite this superstar out to a free lunch or two in the coming days. If not, see if you can ﬁnd one. Of course, it is always a blessing to have a heart-to-heart talk with a soul friend, but it is even more crucial than usual for you to treat yourself to this luxury now. Hints of lost magic are near the surface of your awareness. They’re still unconscious but could emerge into full view during provocative conversations with an empathetic ally.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21): On my blog, I quoted author Ray Bradbury: “You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.” I asked my readers what word they would use in place of “writing” to describe how they avoided being destroyed by reality. Popular responses were love, music, whiskey, prayer, dreams, gratitude, and yoga. One woman testiﬁed that she stayed drunk on sexting, while another said “collecting gargoyles from medieval cathedrals,” and a third claimed her secret was “jumping over hurdles while riding a horse.” There was even a rebel who declared she stayed drunk on writing so she could destroy reality. My question is important for you to meditate on, Scorpio. Right now you must do whatever’s necessary to keep from being messed with by reality.
those clucking voices in your head: Give them milk and cookies, but don’t pay attention to their cautious advice. You need to be free of the past, free of fearful inﬂuences, and free of the self you’re in the process of outgrowing.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19): For the foreseeable future, I urge you not to spend much time wrangling with bureaucrats and know-it-alls. Avoid frustrating projects that would require meticulous discipline. Don’t even think about catching up on paperwork or organizing your junk drawer or planning the next ﬁve years of your career. Instead, focus on taking long meandering walks to nowhere in particular. Daydream about an epic movie based on your life story. Flirt with being a lazy bum. Play noncompetitive games with unambitious people. Here’s why: Good ideas and wise decisions are most likely to percolate as you are lounging around doing nothing — and feeling no guilt for doing nothing.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18): Are you waiting? Are you wondering and hoping? Are you calculating whether you are needed, and if so, how much? Do you wish the signs were clearer about how deeply you should commit yourself? Are you on edge as you try to gauge what your exact role is in the grand scheme of things? I’m here to deliver a message from the universe about how you should proceed. It’s a poem by Emily Dickinson: They might not need me —Yet they might. I’ll let my Heart be just in sight. A smile so small as mine might be Precisely their necessity.
(Nov. 22 - Dec. 21): Does your mother know what you are up to these days? Let’s hope not. I doubt if she would fully approve, and that might inhibit your enthusiasm for the experiments you are exploring. It’s probably best to keep your father out of the loop as well, along with other honchos, cynics, or loved ones who might be upset if you wander outside of your usual boundaries. And as for
(Feb. 19 - Mar. 20): You will soon get a second chance. An opportunity you failed to capitalize on in the past will reemerge in an even more welcoming guise, and you will snag it this time. You weren’t ready for it the ﬁrst time it came around, but you are ready now! It’s probably a good thing the connection didn’t happen earlier, because at that time the magic wasn’t fully ripe. But the magic is ripe now!
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RENAUD’S PATISSERIE & Bistro, 3315 State St. in Loreto Plaza, 569‑2400 & 1324 State St. Ste N 892‑2800 $$ M ‑ Sat 7‑ 5, Sun 7‑3 & M‑Sun 7‑ 3 Wide selection of whole‑ some French pastries. Breakfast & lunch menu is composed of egg dishes, sandwiches & salads rep‑ resenting Renaud’s favorites. Our Brewed coffees & teas are proudly 100% Organic.
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FLAVOR OF INDIA 3026 State 682‑ 6561 $$ www.flavorofindiasb.com VOTED BEST 17yrs. Finest, most authentic Indian cuisine is afford‑ able too! All You Can Eat Lunch Buffet $8.95 M‑S dinner combos $9.95+ Specials: Tandoori‑ Mixed or Fish, Chicken Tikka Masala, Shrimp Bhuna. Also: meat, curries & vegetar‑ ian.Wine & Beer. Take out. 20yrs of Excellence! INDIA CLUB/SPICE 5701 Calle Real. 805‑967‑7171. Moved from State Street, brand new location! Authentic Indian Cuisine. Zagat Rated since 2006. A family owned restaurant from London, lunch buffet $9.95 7 days a week, w/ special Dosa menu on Sat. & Sun. Beer & Wine. Open 7 days a week.
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INDIA HOUSE, 418 State St. Next to 99 Cent Store 805.962.5070. 7 days 11:30a‑ 3:30p ALL YOU CAN EAT Lunch Buffet $8.95. Dinner 5p‑9p. Tandori & North Indian Muglai spe‑ cialties. World Class Indian Chefs at your service! Traditional floor seating. Indian & Draft Beers, Local Wines. www.indiahouseusa.com NAAN STOP ‑ Popular, Casual Dinining, Indian Restaurant w/ Boba drinks, rice vegan bowls starting from $4.95 & combos starting from $6.95! 966 Embarcadero del Mar 685‑4715. Open 7 Days a Week
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DARGAN’S IRISH Pub & Restaurant, 18 E. Ortega St. (next to lot 10) SB, 568‑0702. $$. Open 7 days 11:30a‑ Close (Food ‘til 10p, 11p on Sat/ Sun). AE MC V Disc. Authentic Irish food & atmosphere in downtown SB. Specialties from Ireland include Seafood & Meat dishes. Informal, relaxed pub‑style atmosphere. Live music Thursday nights. Children wel‑ come. Avail. for private parties. Pool & Darts.
Italian ALDO’S ITALIAN Restaurant 1031 State St. 963‑6687. $$ Open 7 days. Lunch & Dinner. V MC AE DC DV. Local SB favorite for over 25 years offers fast, friendly service in the heart of downtown. Dine outdoors in our heated courtyard. Enjoy new homestyle cuisine like Chicken Parmigiana or Fresh Fish specials in a comfortable, romantic atmosphere. Vegan & Gluten‑ Free Pasta and Salad Options available. Wine & Beer. Full menu at: www.sbaldos.com
ICHIBAN JAPANESE Restaurant/ Sushi Bar, 1812 Cliff Dr., 805‑564‑7653. Mon‑Sat Lunch 11:30‑2:30. Dinner 7 days a week, 5‑10pm. Lunch Specials, Bendo boxes. Full sushi bar, tatami seats. Fresh Fish delivered all week.
KYOTO, 3232 State St, 687‑1252.$$. Open 7days M‑F 11:30a‑2p; Sat Noon‑ 2:30p Lunch; Sun‑Thur 5‑10p Dinner, Fri‑Sat 5p‑10:30p.Complete Sushi Bar. Steak & Seafood Specials! Sashimi, Teriyaki, original Japanese appetizers & Combination Boat Dinner. SB’s only TATAMI Rooms reservations suggested. Beer, Wine & Sake.Take Out. Birthday customers get FREE tempura ice cream & photo on our website! KyotoSB.com
Natural NATURAL CAFE, 508 State St., 5 blocks from beach. 962‑9494 Goleta‑ 5892 Hollister 692‑2363. 361 Hitchcock Way 563‑1163 $. Open for lunch & dinner 7 days. A local favorite for dinner. Voted “Best Lunch in Santa Barbara” “Best Health Food Restaurant” “Best Veggie Burger” “Best Sidewalk Cafe Patio” “Best Fish Taco” all in the Independent Reader’s Poll. Daily Specials, Char‑Broiled Chicken, Fresh Fish, Homemade Soups, Hearty Salads, Healthy Sandwiches, Juice Bar, Microbrews, Local Wines, and the Best Patio on State St. 9 locations serving the Central Coast. www.thenaturalcafe.com
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
Thai YOUR PLACE Restaurant, 22 N. Milpas St., 966‑5151, 965‑9397. $$. Open Mon 4‑9:45pm Tues‑Thurs & Sun 11: 30a‑9:45p, Fri/Sat 11:30a‑10:30p. V MC AE. Your Place ‑ The One & Only. Voted “BEST THAI FOOD” for 26 years by Independent and The Weekly readers, making us a Living Legend! Lunch & dinner specials daily. Fresh seafood & tasty vegetarian dishes. Santa Barbara Restaurant Guide selected us as the Best Thai Restaurant for exceptional dining reflected by food quality, ser‑ vice & ambiance.
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Wine of the Week Frog’s Leap Rutherford Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2013 In 1981, this winery was founded on 700 cases of sauvignon blanc by John Williams and Larry Turley, and has since been striving to make the same style of wine they did that first year: bone‑dry, high‑ acid, low‑alcohol, food‑friendly. The 2013 iteration succeeds solidly, with a flinty, grassy nose that turns into tart apple and crisp pear on the palate, and all for just $22. This is just one of the many wines from up north that come down south each year as part of Wally’s Wine & Spirits Napa/Sonoma All‑Stars Tasting, which happens next Sunday, April 13, 1‑4 p.m., at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel. Tickets are $75. See wallywine.com for more on the event and frogsleap.com for more on the wine.
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SPENCER’S LIMOUSINE & Tours, 884‑ 9700 Thank You SB, Voted BEST 18yrs! Specializing in wine tours of all Central Cal Wineries. Gourmet picnic lunch or fine restaurants avail TCP16297 805‑884‑9700 www.spencerslimo.com
RENEGADE WINES: 417 Santa Barbara St. Ste A‑6, 805‑568‑1961. Tues‑Fri 11a‑6p, Sat. 12‑6p. Sun‑Mon by appointment. SB’s oldest wine shop, over 23 years same location. We are Santa Barbara’s premier wine retailer, offering a wide variety of local and imported wines. Our diverse 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
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Wineries/Tasting Rooms BABCOCK WINERY & VINEYARDS. 5175 HWY 246 Sta. Rita Hills. 805‑736‑ 1455 Open 10:30‑5 p.m. daily. 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 coun‑ try and savor his extraordinary collec‑ tion of expressive single vineyard wines, rarely offered outside of the winery. Taste highly acclaimed Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, and shop for eclectic gifts in a newly renovated, 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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by JOHN DICKSON
Lafond Winery Opening in Funk Zone
RUMOR MACHINE: Sources say that an Italian eatery might be coming to De la Vina Street, in the former home of a recently relocated Thai restaurant. This would suggest that either Bangkok Palace or TAP Thai Cuisine could be the destination. As always, this rumor might be completely false or a brilliant forecast of future events. Your call. IT AIN’T SO: A rumor circulat-
ing around town, that periodically whizzes past my window up here in the Santa Barbara Food News Control Tower, suggests that the White family, owners of Boathouse, Casa Blanca, FisHouse, and Santa Barbara Shellﬁsh Co., are considering opening DEUX DOWNTOWN: Pierre Lafond will open a new tasting room for a restaurant at the Big Yellow House Lafond Winery, right by Santa Barbara Winery. in Summerland. I contacted owner Tom White and asked if there was any Santa Barbara Winery has been in its current locatruth to the story, and he quickly put the matter to rest: tion since 1965. We are very excited to have Lafond Win- “Hi John. None, none at all. The realtor keeps calling ery tasting room coming to town! Customers will have me about it, but I don’t know why. It’s probably the last a great view of the actual production. We have a glass thing we would ever consider, and we’re not considering door that leads to our bottling warehouse so they will anything at the moment. Except looking forward to the be able to get a view of what goes on behind the scenes! opening of salmon season! Best to ya! —Tom” Cheers! — Michelle Lafond ” 30TH ANNIVERSARY: Great Paciﬁc Ice Cream NONA’S: Reader Mike tells me that Nona’s Italian Company on Stearns Wharf is celebrating its 30th anniDeli is coming soon to East De la Guerra Street, the versary. I am not sure why, though, because fewer than former home of Italian Grocery, which is relocating to 30 years ago, that location was Hobson’s Ice Cream. Carrillo Street. In the summer of 1986, 28 years ago, I worked at the Hobson’s factory on what is now Calle César Chávez. RINCON BREWERY: Reader Robert says that Rincon Hobson’s was known for allowing you to blend your Brewery is coming to Carpinteria Avenue. choice of extras, like M&M’s and Oreos, right into the ice cream, which wasn’t common at the time. STARBUCKS EVENINGS: Reader DeeDee let me In the factory, I would make many diﬀerent ﬂavors know that Starbucks plans to turn some of its cafés into of ice cream, and every one of them started with a base a destination for beer and wine in the evenings. The cof- of vanilla or chocolate. As soon as a batch was mixed, I fee company says it is looking to expand alcohol sales to would pack barrels of ice cream in the freezer, wearthousands of select stores over the next several years. I ing a jumpsuit and motorcycle helmet, until my limbs don’t know if their future plans include the South Coast. couldn’t move from the cold. I would then lay in the Starbucks ﬁrst oﬀered beer and wine after 4 p.m. at one Santa Barbara sun to thaw out, and repeat the entire of its Seattle cafés in 2010.“Starbucks Evenings” is now process. For each batch, if the very last barrel couldn’t be available in 26 cafés, with plans to reach 40 by the end ﬁlled to a full 15 pounds, employees got to take it home. of the year. The cafés also serve a variety of small dishes Those were good times. ranging in price from $3-$5, such as bacon-wrapped One of my other duties was to drive a huge refrigeradates, truﬄe macaroni and cheese, and ﬂatbreads. tor truck and make deliveries to the Hobson’s location on Coast Village Road, currently the home of Panino, ELEPHANT BAR UPDATE: Reader Carla let me and to the Hobson’s Ice Cream outlet on Stearns know that the folks at Edhat.com Wharf, currently the home of Great Paciﬁc Ice Cream were recently discussing the Company.
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recent sighting of cleanup crews at the former home of Elephant Bar. One commenter said,“I heard from some of the folks working on the site that Red Lobster plans to take over that location as they are somehow connected to the former Elephant Bar franchise.” There is no oﬃcial word about what business will take over the spot. PAUL WELLMAN FILE PHOTO
his just in from Pierre Lafond: “Hi John, I just wanted to give you the heads up that we are opening our new tasting room for Lafond Winery in the next two weeks. It is adjacent to its sister winery, Santa Barbara Winery. Lafond produces wine primarily from our vineyard in Santa Rita Hills, and all of the production is from Santa Rita Hills.
John Dickson’s reporting can be found every day online at SantaBarbara.com. Send tips to info@SantaBarbara.com.
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legals administer OF estate NoTICE oF pETITIoN To ADMINISTER ESTATE oF: BARBARA B. WARD No: 1466245 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of BARBARA B. WARD A pETITIoN FoR pRoBATE: has been filed by: VICToRIA R. WARD in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara THE pETITIoN FoR pRoBATE requests that VICToRIA R. WARD 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 04/24/2014 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
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Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Jeffrey B. Soderborg, #264666; Barnes & Barnes 1900 State Street, Suite M Santa Barbara, CA 93101; (805) 805‑687‑ 6660. Published 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.
FiCtitiOus Business name statement 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. 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: 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: 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.
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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: 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: 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: 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: 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 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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. 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: 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: piano Gastrolounge at 129 East Anapamu Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Boiler Club, LLC 4551 Glencoe Ave, Suite 210 Marina Del Rey, CA 90292 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Michael Ganz, owner 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: 2014‑0000783. Published: Apr 3, 10, 17, 24, 2014.
FICTITIouS BuSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SB Wine Tours at 100 North La Cumbre Road #6, Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Drivo, Inc. 1765 Garnet Avenue #84, San Diego, CA 92109 This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Daniel Guerrera This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 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 Adela Bustos. FBN Number: 2014‑0000842. Published: Apr 3, 10, 17, 24, 2014.
FICTITIouS BuSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Multimedia Barn, Santa Barbara IDX, SBIDX at 32 San Pica Way, Goleta, CA 93117; Hani Abughazaleh (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Hani Abughazaleh 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‑ 0000776. Published: Apr 3, 10, 17, 24, 2014. FICTITIouS BuSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: 4 paws at 200 North F Street, Lompoc, CA 93436; Lauren Ashley Jessup (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Lauren Jessup This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 12, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Carol Kraus. FBN Number: 2014‑0000734. Published: Apr 3, 10, 17, 24, 2014. FICTITIouS BuSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Startone pro Electronics at 57 Tierra Cielo Lane, Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Starchild Labs (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Steve McQuilliams 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 Adela Bustos. FBN Number: 2014‑0000830. Published: Apr 3, 10, 17, 24, 2014.
name ChanGe IN THE MATTER oF THE AppLICATIoN oF JACQuELINE RAMIREz KuRTH oRDER To SHoW CAuSE FoR CHANGE oF NAME: CASE NuMBER: 1439968 To ALL INTERESTED pERSoNS: A petition has been filed by the above named Petitioner(s) in Santa Barbara Superior court proposing a change of name(s) FROM and TO the following name(s): FRoM: JACQuELINE RAMIREz KuRTH To: JACQuELINE ELAINE KuRTH THE CouRT oRDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NoTICE oF HEARING Apr 23, 2014 9:30am, Dept 6, 1100 Anacapa Street, PO Box 21107, Santa Barbara, CA 93121‑1107; Anacapa Division. A copy of this order to Show Cause shall be published in the Independent, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition. Dated Mar 3, 2014. by B. Delabra; Deputy Clerk for James E. Herman, Judge of the Superior Court. Published. Mar 13, 20, 27. Apr 3, 2014.
FICTITIouS BuSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Lotechs at 1920 San Pascual Street, Ste 11, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Lotechs, LLC (same address) This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Lot DeLeon 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 Adela Bustos. FBN Number: 2014‑0000675. Published: Apr 3, 10, 17, 24, 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.
FICTITIouS BuSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Riviera Market at 416 East Micheltorena Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Munir Dakhil 4022 Equestrian Way, Lancaster, CA 93536 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Munir Dakhil 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 Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2014‑0000875. Published: Apr 3, 10, 17, 24, 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: swlaw@ siegelwolensky.com 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 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
[uncover] Kick Off Bash Presented by Montecito Bank & Trust
SATURDAY, APRIL 26, 2014, El Paseo Restaurant
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: 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: Silk Road Transportation, LLC at 1024 De La Vina Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Silk Road Transportation, LLC (same address) This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Siamak zanbi This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 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 Adela Bustos. FBN Number: 2014‑0000881. Published: Apr 3, 10, 17, 24, 2014.
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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: 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.
A Re ll Ga K union ucho i
Start the weekend off right celebrating with your fellow Gauchos! Catch up with friends and meet Olé while enjoying appetizers and a no-host bar. Raffle for a Year’s Supply of Wine! Tickets will be sold at the event. 1 for $10, 3 for $20.
An event of the UCSB Alumni Association’s -8th Annual All Gaucho Reunion
april 3, 2014
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without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For primary consideration apply by 4/9/14, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https:// Jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20140123
SOFTWARE PROGRAM DEVELOPER
…Our core values DIGITIZATION TECHNICAL SPECIALST Having a positive impact on others, and feeling fulfillment in return, is a cornerstone of the Cottage Health System culture. As a community-based, not-for-profit provider of leading-edge healthcare for the Greater Santa Barbara region, Cottage emphasizes the difference each team member can make. It’s a difference you’ll want to experience throughout your entire career. Join us in one of the openings below.
Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
• Support Counselor – Per Diem
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• Patient Financial Counselor – Credit/Collections
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Case Manager – CD Residential Chemical Dependency Tech Medical Social Worker – Per Diem Pharmacy Tech – Per Diem Physical Therapist (SB) Psych Tech/LVN – Per Diem
• RN – Surgery – Per Diem
• Lead Cook
• RN – Med/Surg
Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital
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Management Clinical Manager, Nutrition Manager, Inventory Control Manager, Radiology Supervisor, Patient Business Services/Admitting
Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital
• Security Officers • Systems Support Analyst – eHealth • Systems Support Coordinator – Information Systems • Teacher – Part-time
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• Unit Care Tech
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We offer an excellent compensation package that includes above-market salaries, premium medical benefits, pension plans, tax savings accounts, rental and mortgage assistance, and relocation packages. What’s holding you back? For more information on how you can advance your future with these opportunities, or to submit a resume, please contact: Cottage Health System, Human Resources, P.O. Box 689, Pueblo at Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93102-0689. Please apply online at www.cottagehealthsystem.org.
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DAVIDSON LIBRARY Works within established digitization procedures operating scanners and digital cameras creating image masters of materials from the library and other collections. Photographs events. Operates printers. Troubleshoots computer, scanner, and printer set‑ups. Reqs: High degree of competency using Photoshop, Lightroom, SilverFast, Color Management software and tools, Excel, and various other software packages as well as a variety of scanners and cameras. Proficient in Adobe creative suite software; scanning experience, preferably with third‑party software; digital camera expertise; computer skills and competence on both the Windows and Mac platforms. Notes: Fingerprinting required. M‑F, 8‑5. $20.80 ‑ $29.12 /hr. w/ full benefits. 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. For primary consideration apply by 4/8/14, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https:// Jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20140118
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Community Education Coord.
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GIS ANALYST AND DEVELOPER
Barbara Cottage Hospital (www. cottagehealthsystem.org). Located in Santa Barbara, California, PDL has been providing the Tri‑Counties area of Central California (which includes San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties) with the highest quality of laboratory services as well as an unmatched level of customer service. The position for a Sr. Systems Support Analyst is centered around supporting the needs of our laboratory staff. Focus will be in the technical areas of the lab including instrument interfaces calculations and new test setup. Training in these areas can be provided if necessary. We will also consider a Sr. Analyst with strong Sunquest experience. 5+ years of clinical lab IT implementation and PDL IT supports 3 hospital labs, and 1 medium/large Reference lab. We offer a generous salary and outstanding benefits, including a 401K that is vested immediately. Please apply online at: www.pdllabs. com.
SR. CONSTRUCTION INSPECTOR
FACILITIES MANAGEMENT Acts as resident inspector on major and minor capital improvement projects as assigned to ensure compliance with Contract Documents. Operates independently in providing inspection services and coordinating outside DRIVERS: CDL‑A train and work for inspection services. Assists in the us! Professional, focused CDL training inspection of other projects as assigned. available. Choose Company Driver, Acts as code compliance inspector in Owner Operator, Lease Operator or the capacity of deputy to the Campus Lease Trainer. Call 877‑369‑7091 www. Building Official. Reqs: Associate CentralTruckingJobs.com (Cal‑SCAN) Arts or Science degree in building or DRIVERS: NEED CLASS A CDL construction inspection or a related TRAINING? Start a CAREER in trucking field (engineering, etc.) or equivalent today! Swift Academies offer PTDI education and experience. Minimum certified courses and offer “Best‑In‑ five years public agency building Class” training. • New Academy Classes inspection experience including Type I Weekly • No Money Down or Credit and Type II construction, or private sector Check • Certified Mentors Ready and employment providing similar services Available • Paid (While Training With for major public sector developments. Mentor) • Regional and Dedicated Desired: Special inspector certification. Opportunities • Great Career Path • Notes: Fingerprinting required. Maintain Excellent Benefits Package. Please Call: a valid CA driver’s license, a clean (520) 226‑4362 (Cal‑SCAN) DMV record and enrollment in the Truck Drivers ‑ Obtain Class A CDL DMV Employee Pull‑Notice Program. Days and hours may vary to meet the in 2 ½ weeks. Company Sponsored Training. Also Hiring Recent Truck School operational needs of the department. Graduates, Experienced Drivers. Must Certification by ICBO as Building Inspector required within one year be 21 or Older. Call: (866) 275‑2349 of appointment. Multiple positions (Cal‑SCAN) available. These are limited positions working up to 1000 hours. $30.88 ‑ Medical/Healthcare $37.27/hr The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action SR. SYSTEMS Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment SUPPORT ANALYST without regard to race, color, religion, Pacific Diagnostic Laboratories (PDL) is a sex, national origin, disability, or for‑profit reference laboratory protected veteran status. For primary established in response to the consideration apply by 4/10/14, community’s need for a local, high thereafter open until filled. Apply online quality clinical laboratory. PDL is a at https://Jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20140125 wholly owned subsidiary of Santa ATTN: DRIVERS! Home Run! Avg. $1000 Weekly. Now Hiring Recent Grads. CDL A Required. 877‑258‑ 8782. www.ad‑drivers.com (Cal‑SCAN)
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View our adoptable dogs at www.k‑ 9pals.org ‑ visit SB Co. Animal Shelter, 5473 Overpass: M‑F 9‑4:30 S 10‑3:30.
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Taylor is shy at first but is a very fun guy! He loves toys and playing with other small dogs. He is neutered, up to date on shots, and microchipped.
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These dogs would be ever so thankful if you could give them their forever home
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Over three-dozen alumni vintners, brewers, caterers, and restaurateurs will flock to UCSB’s Science Green to showcase their exquisite cuisine and beverages. Along with live music and a silent auction, the Taste of UCSB will also seek to encourage attendees to discover what’s new on campus.
Official sponsor of this week’s puzzle. Enjoy!
“Large and in Charge” – craaaaazy freestyle time.
Presented by Montecito Bank & Trust
SATURDAY, APRIL 26, 2014 Science Green, UCSB
5390 Overpass Road, Goleta, CA 93117
OPEN FRI., SAT., SUN. ONLY 10AM - 5:30PM 805.708.3102
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An event of the UCSB Alumni Association’s 8th Annual All Gaucho Reunion
april 3, 2014
Well• being Chiropractic/ Bodywork
Live Without Pain!
Therapeutic Massage, Rehabilitative Bodywork, Gentle Rolfing®, Private Yoga Instruction. 12 yrs experience. Office and house‑calls. 1st time clients 25% discount if you mention this ad. Jeremy Rosenberg, MS, Nationally Licensed LMT, Certified Rolfer. 805‑ 665‑3728 www.bewellintegrativehealth.com
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23 yrs exp. massage, cranial sacral and aroma therapy. Cheryl 681‑9865
Survival Ballroom Classes for March, now forming. Jonathan Bixby 698‑0832
For counseling and support groups for women, men and teens, call SB Rape Crisis Center at (805) 564‑3696
Herbal colon cleanse, liver detox, kidney bladder/flush, natural heavy metal detox, weight loss, lower blood pressure, reduce pain. Naturopath, Nutritionist, Herbalist, Khabir Southwick, 805‑308‑3480, www.NaturalHealingSB.com
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LMT Leo Barocio
7 yrs exp, deep tissue, trigger point, swedish, sports, myofascial, cranial, etc 805‑636‑8929. sbmassagecenter.com.
The 3HOUR MASSAGE
1, 1.5, 2 & 3Hr appts, M‑F. Intro/sliding rates. Shiatzu, Deeptissue, Swedish, Sports, Integrative bodywork. Ken Yamamoto, 30+yrs exp.: 682‑3456
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