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BEVERLY HILLS HAVE YOU SEEN US LATELY? CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF CULTURE From world class performances at the new Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, captivating productions at the Saban Theatre, to internationally recognized sculptures in our parks and gardens and exhibitions from up and coming artists in our galleries, artistic expression is woven throughout the city. Enjoy complimentary parking in one of 12 city lots* while you experience the culture of Beverly Hills.

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Reception and Award Ceremony: Friday, April 25, 2014 | 5 – 7 p.m.

CELEBRATE WITH US. Activities Include: Docent-led Tours Free “Garden Talk” Lecture Series Free Admission to Several Venues Garden Teas at Luxury Hotels Garden-themed Events Water Conservation Program Special Exhibitions Home Garden Tours

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Solace: The Art of Asking the Beautiful Question

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MON, MAY 12 / 8 PM UCSB CAMPBELL HALL $20 / $8 UCSB students

Science Friday host Ira Flatow will talk about the ways science is infiltrating the living rooms and laptops of a new generation. Principal Sponsors: Marcia & John Mike Cohen Presented in collaboration with the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

David Whyte

WEd, MAY 14 / 8 PM UCSB CAMPBELL HALL $20 / $8 UCSB students

Using the insights of poetry, he explores the art of finding and asking the beautiful question – the line of inquiry that helps us reimagine ourselves, our world and our part in it.

Stand Up Straight and Sing!

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in Conversation with Jim Svejda of KUSC Radio FRI, MAY 16 / 7:30 PM / HAHN HALL, MUSIC ACAdEMY OF THE WEST Tickets start at $45 / $15 UCSB students (limited availability)

America’s most beloved classical singer shares her life story: Growing up amid the challenges of Jim Crow racism, Norman sang spirituals. Decades later, after a meteoric rise at the Berlin Opera and a debut at the Met Opera, she has become one of America’s cultural treasures. Books will be available for purchase and signing at each event Community Partner:

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with Robert Wechsler • July 7 – 11 Learn the basics of using concrete as an artistic medium. Practice how to prepare, cast, and color it to create a variety of volumetric forms, and utilize basic mold-making techniques to produce vessels, sculptural objects, and architectural structures.

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Explore the natural world, including microscopic images of plant and animal life, as the foundation for original works of art. Learn techniques of varying line quality, mark making, enlarging, transferring, inversion, and repeating patterns, and practice various drawing media including pencil, ink, and oil pastel. *A minimum of 5 students are required.

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THE WEEK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

LIVING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Living Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Starshine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

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Pop, Rock & Jazz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

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Arts & Entertainment Listings . . . . . . . . 56

All Eyes on Ellwood; Plus 12 Energy Alerts



This weekend’s Earth Day celebration and consciousness-raising event for the planet promises to be a barkin’ good time. And if you don’t believe us, just ask these three dogs and a guy who stopped by for a photo op at last year’s festival. Bike or hike on over to The Independent’s display at Alameda Park, and see what we’ve made out of recycled newspapers this year. In past efforts, clever Independent tinkers fashioned dresses, hats, bags, baskets, boxes, headbands, signs ... and this year, we feature our soon-to-beworld-famous photo booth. Tag your pix #sbindy to be featured on our Instagram feed @sbindependent. And remember, recycle!




FILM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

(Matt Kettmann and Lyz Hoffman)

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ON THE COVER: Photo by Paul Wellman.


volume 28, number 432, Apr. 24 - May 1, 2014 WALTER THEODORE FAULK


Movie Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

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This Modern World . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Chelsea Lyon goes inside the Santa Barbara Public Market . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Obituaries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Rob Brezsny’s Free Will Astrology . . . . . 62


Andie Bridges previews Traffic Solutions’ 10th annual Bike Challenge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Kellie Kreiss and Robb Klassen report on Cambodia’s exiled people of Borei Keila . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


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APRIL 17-24, 2014

AGAINST THE TIDE: After more than three hours of public

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comment — all but one speaker opposed the gang injunction— Councilmember Dale Francisco (center) gave a lengthy rebuttal in support of the filing.

Gang Wars Hit City Hall Injunction Heads to Trial After Heated Debate



BY K E L S E Y B R U G G E R reported that the city had spent $160,000 total in a defendant in jail for a maximum of six months, f implementing the gang injunction staff costs and expert witnesses in the past three said Assistant District Attorney Hilary Dozer in doesn’t create a “war zone” in the city, years. But the price tag for the police depart- an email. holding an open forum for three hours ment is unavailable, said Police Chief Cam SanQuite a few speakers complained that the on the matter at City Hall just about did. chez, explaining he does not track how much public debate “should have happened two years Though the proposed injunction has time his staff spends investigating line items ago.” Schneider countered that argument more been in the forefront of Santa Barbara politics like gangs or sexual assaults. This response — than once, stating a five-hour public hearing for much of the last three years, Tuesday’s City coupled with the same answer from the District was held last May. “Most of you were there,” she Council meeting marked the second time coun- Attorney’s Office — prompted skepticism from added. And many — only the first speaker was in cilmembers held a public forum on the matter Councilmember Murillo. “If we build a bridge, favor of the injunction — described themselves and the first time they voted on it in open ses- we know exactly how much it costs,” she said. In as long-term residents of both the Eastside and response, Sanchez explained the department has the Westside and argued they never feel the pression, with support running 5-2. Though the vote was largely symbolic — only not expended any more money than within its ence of gang violence in their neighborhoods.“I Councilmembers Cathy Murillo and Gregg $5 million budget for its investigations bureau. am always walking,” one woman touted. “I am Hart, who called for the not afraid of gangs.” forum, opposed the injunc“You don’t think we have tion — the hearing allowed a gang problem?” countered for one last “robust” debate Councilmember Frank Hotchkiss.“Well, there are 16 before the case goes before Judge Colleen Sterne on people who might disagree May 5. Dozens of speakers with you,” he said, referring took to the podium — sevto the 16 killed by gang vioeral gave their allotted two lence since the 1990s. minutes to another speaker On more than one — to reiterate many of occasion, Sanchez has the arguments against an announced that although injunction. “It’s the definithe number of gang-related tion of insanity,” said one crimes has decreased in the speaker. Among the oppospast several years, more seriing arguments were that it ous crimes including assaults City Attorney Ariel Calonne Police Chief Cam Sanchez encourages racial profiling, and homicides have been on wastes taxpayer dollars, viothe upswing. He reiterated lates civil rights, decreases property values, shifts “If we weren’t working on the gang injunction,” that fact last Wednesday at the quarterly meetcrime out of “safety zones” into adjacent ones, he said. “We’d be working on something else.” ing of the South Coast Youth Gang Task Force. wrongly assumes the defendants will violate In 2012, the police department announced it The number of juveniles on probation with gang the law in the future, and undercuts traditional had spent close to half a million dollars on the terms has dropped from 306 in 2009 to a daily injunction, Murillo noted, and $700,000 was average of 53 so far in 2014. But the number of police tactics. If implemented by Sterne — the trial is used as a ballpark figure for total cost. The cost female juveniles on probation with gang terms expected to take several weeks — the injunction of a “vigorously fought” appeal would range has flatlined, said the task force’s coordinator, would prohibit the defendants and any future from $25,000-$50,000, Calonne said. Mayor Saul Serrano, explaining girls face different chalmembers of named gangs from associating in Helene Schneider later said ongoing funds spent lenges and have different needs. the “safety zones” that make up the Eastside, on prevention efforts likely “dwarf” the onetime Dale Francisco, who said he would speak Westside, and beach or waterfront area (about money spent on the gang injunction. for those “not represented” at the hearing, cona third of the city, one speaker noted). Any Though 27 people are officially named on the tended plenty of studies show that gang injuncactive gang members would be bound by the injunction (three names were eliminated, Calo- tions do reduce crime. Even a 10-15 percent terms of the injunction, but adding a member nne explained), several are incarcerated. And reduction would be worth it, he said. to the injunction could only happen through “without getting into things we shouldn’t talk Wrapping up much of the voiced concerns, the courts. about,” said Hart, approximately a dozen would one final speaker told city councilmembers, The issue of cost set the tone for the fairly now be affected by the injunction. Violating the “You dug your feet in the sand. This is going to tense hearing. City Attorney Ariel Calonne order would be a misdemeanor that could land be your legacy, and it’s embarrassing.” ■ 10


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Three young people are dead, and one remains in the hospital, following an accident on the 101 freeway just before 1 a.m. Monday morning, when a Mazda traveling southbound flipped for unknown reasons near the Castillo Street exit and was then slammed into by a Ford Mustang (pictured). Three Mazda passengers, who were traveling back to Los Angeles following a concert in Santa Maria, were killed — Danielle Murillo and Jessica Leffew, both 17 and best friends from Torrance, and Brian Adonay Lopez, 20, of Los Angeles. Erick Hoel August, 20, the driver of the Mazda, is still receiving care. The driver of the Mustang, 52-year-old Santa Barbara resident Kimberly Kreis, who was not injured, was arrested for DUI. The freeway was shut down for hours as investigators worked the scene, compounding Monday morning’s rush-hour traffic. The urchin diver caught with four illegally harvested abalone on a boat in the Santa Barbara Harbor in November 2012 was convicted by a jury of all seven charges against him last week and will be sentenced on 4/24. The state Department of Fish & Wildlife (DFW) is seeking a stiff sentence for Robert Laumer, including a lifetime suspension of his recreational and commercial fishing permits as well as community service and fines. The other three men caught that day, John Bolton, David Abernathy, and Richard Gallo, were cleared of any wrongdoing. It was the first case of abalone poaching by a commercial fisherman since the taking of the mollusk was banned in Southern California more than 15 years ago. “We’re thrilled to get justice in this case,” said DFW spokesperson Andrew Hughan. “We want the bad guys to see that we are out there.” The conviction comes just a week after two other Santa Barbara Harbor fishermen were caught stealing crabs from other fishermen’s nets. A former insurance administrator for the Santa Barbara County Firefighters Union pleaded no contest on 4/17 to felony grand theft and felony tax evasion for stealing approximately $124,000 from the union over several years. As per his plea deal, Robert Perez will be sentenced to three years in state prison in June; he will serve half of the sentence. The union discovered the theft in March 2013, around when Perez retired after 20 years with the department; in August, with the investigation ongoing, Perez turned himself in, saying he “always intended” to pay back the money. He did, however, purchase a new home, another mobile home, and other expensive items during the time in question. “Firefighters work side by side in life-threatening situations,” said prosecutor Brian Cota. “To be stealing from those people is all the more serious.”

Dies Family Sues U.S. Govt., Capps, Morua



The parents of Mallory Rae Dies — killed last December in a drunk driving accident in downtown Santa Barbara — have filed a wrongfuldeath lawsuit against the U.S. Government, Congressmember Lois Capps, and Capps’s former aide Raymond Morua that seeks hundreds of thousands of dollars in punitive damages. Matt and Raeona Dies, represented by Los Angeles–based attorney Robert Stoll Jr., allege that Morua was working for Capps the night of the collision. Capps says he was not, NO CHOICE: The attorney for Matt Dies (pictured) and her office said it could not said his client didn’t want to sue but saw no other comment further on pending recourse after Capps and the government denied all legal matters. Morua pleaded responsibility for Mallory’s death. guilty last week to DUI and fatal hit-and-run charges and faces 20 years to life in prison when he is sentenced next month. In the civil court filing, Stoll alleges that Capps hired Morua knowing full well he had a history of “alcohol and drug abuse,” including two prior DUIs, and that she and her staff acted negligently and irresponsibly by asking him to drive as part of his work duties. Stoll said he has multiple pieces of evidence to show Morua was “on the clock” when he hit Dies, such as photos and texts taken in the hours and minutes leading up to the incident. The Office of General Counsel for the U.S. House of Representatives — Stoll said a December 23 letter from the office denied an initial claim for damages and prompted the lawsuit — didn’t return requests for comment. “These are not people trying to get rich off their daughter’s death,” Stoll said of Matt and Raeona Dies, explaining Mallory’s parents want to be reimbursed for hospital and funeral expenses. Matt Dies has said in previous interviews that he would also contribute collected funds to an anti-drunk-driving program formed in the aftermath of Mallory’s death. Accusing Capps and her office of “circling the wagons” and avoiding any kind of responsibility for the accident, Stoll cited “required vehicle doctrine” case law that attaches liability to the employer of a defendant who commits a crime in his or her work — Tyler Hayden car. “It’s an open-and-shut case against Lois Capps,” Stoll asserted.



On 4/16, dozens of stores and more than 500 residents of downtown Solvang were evacuated for nine hours when an unexploded military ordnance was found in a trash bin on the 1600 block of Copenhagen Drive, requiring the bomb squad to detonate the weapon before giving the all-clear. More than 1,000 reverse 9-1-1 calls were issued to houses, hotels, and shops within a 1,500-foot radius of the 105mm shell, which was about four inches in diameter and 18 inches long, and the American Red Cross established an evacuee shelter at the Veterans’ Memorial Hall. Once everyone was evacuated, experts from the Sheriff’s Department and Vandenberg Air Force Base destroyed the shell. It’s still unknown how it got there.

CITY & COUNTY The Central Coast Water Authority is again pumping state water into Lake Cachuma after installing a bypass piping system along the Bradbury Dam spillway and into the lake, according to the organization’s executive director, Ray Stokes. Pumping had been on hold since 4/4, when the federal Bureau of Reclamation ordered the stop in order to use the pumping facilities to meet its required flows to Hilton Creek, home to endangered steelhead trout. The water districts of Goleta, Montecito, the Carpinteria Valley, as well as purveyors City of Santa Barbara and La Cumbre Mutual Water Company, all benefit from the 50 acre-feet of state water pumped daily into Cachuma.

The Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics received a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant and has kicked off its two-year plan to create a medical clinic in downtown Goleta that will serve approximately 3,750 patients by the end of 2015. The clinic is set to open on 5/1 and will provide low-cost services including women’s health, cancer detection, urgent care, and more. The current site will serve as a temporary location until the permanent and larger facility is developed. March 2014 data shows that Santa Barbara’s unemployment rate sits at 6.7 percent, lower than last month’s figure of 7.2 percent, as well as California’s rate of 8.4 percent. Since March 2013, employment in the county rose by 2,300 jobs, and in the past month, all industries have either increased their job force or remained stable with no change. Michelle Greene, who has been deputy city manager of Goleta since 2013, was appointed interim city manager at a 4/21 meeting. Previous city manager Dan Singer submitted his letter of resignation on 4/16 and noted that he is leaving Goleta to become the city manager of Poway. Before serving as deputy city manager, Greene was the administrative services director for Goleta and has worked for the city since 2004.

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Navy Closes San Miguel Island Amid Public Safey Concerns


BY T Y L E R H AY D E N efore hikers and campers can explore more of San Miguel Island — a windswept and craggy but picturesque strip of land off Santa Barbara’s coast that was used as a bombing test range as recently as the 1970s — the U.S. Navy has closed it for the next year or so as it scours the terrain for any leftover weaponry. The closure was prompted by a recent National Park Service proposal that the public be granted greater access to the 14-square-mile archipelago, the westernmost of California’s Channel Islands celebrated for its roosting seabirds, gathering pinnipeds, and alien landscape of caliche forest. Approximately 1,000 people visit San Miguel every year, with around 200 of them camping overnight, typically during the summer months. The announcement was made last week, and over the coming months, the Navy — which owns the island but leaves its management to the Park Service — will perform a “risk assessment” to determine what areas pose a potential risk to wandering visitors. No unexploded bombs have been found on San Miguel since the 1980s, but suspicious pieces of metal have turned up, as when a Park Service employee spotted some this January and reported it to the military. The discovery turned out to be a false alarm. As part of the assessment — it will require new funding and the hiring of an outside contractor, said Kimberly Gearhart out of Naval Base Ventura County — historic photographs and records will be examined to pinpoint where the bombing was concentrated, what kind of ordnance was used, and which type of cleanup strategies may work best. National Park Service employees are being trained this week on what to look for as they walk existing trails, Gearhart explained, but an overall closure timeline hasn’t been determined. Gearhart said San Miguel was peppered with ballistic bombs and missiles during and after WWII — no nuclear tests were conducted, she noted — and that while the Navy organized

WATCH YOUR STEP: The military used San Miguel Island as a bombing range just 40 years ago, but no thorough cleanup has ever taken place.

a cursory sweep in 1965 for any potentially dangerous debris, the site continued to be used and a comprehensive cleanup hasn’t taken place. San Miguel is part of the Ventura navy base’s 36,000-square-mile, offshore test range, which also includes San Nicholas Island and its operational “impact site” for nonexplosive tests. Explaining that the Navy is completely on board with the Park Service’s plan for expanded public access on San Miguel, Gearhart said the only way to make sure the moves happen safely and responsibly is to “go out there and see what’s going on. … This is the right thing to do.” Depending on what they find, Gearhart went on, the cleanups may occur in phases or in specific areas, or both. Terrain will play a large factor in how things proceed, so crews will survey the scene by foot and from the air. Right now, the majority of people visit San Miguel Island via approved charter boats that anchor at Cuyler Harbor. (Private boaters have to register with the Park Service.) Visitors are allowed to freely explore the mile-long beach at Cuyler and to hike up to the nearby ranger station and campground, but they must be escorted for the eight-mile trek to Point Bennett on the opposite side of the island. Under the Park Service’s proposal — introduced late last year as part of a larger plan to encourage public use of the Channel Islands, one of the country’s least-visited national parks — a spike camp would be established in a dry lake bed near Point Bennett, and visitors would be able to fly in at San Miguel’s small landing strip. Admitting that the Navy’s decision to close the island has been met with some serious grumbling, Gearhart assured that the move will prove worthwhile in the years to come. “There are some unhappy campers out there, but the key reason we did this is to keep people safe.” Yvonne Menard, spokesperson for the Channel Islands National Park, agreed with the call. “At the National Park Service, we support the Navy in its quest to ensure public safety.” ■ april 24, 2014



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EDUCATION A Computer Science Academy will be established at Santa Barbara High School next year. Though similar to the MAD Academy or the Engineering Academy, the new program will allow students to take just a course or two, rather than require them to commit for several years. Supporters of the new program have pointed to recent stats that indicate 1.5 million computer-science jobs are expected to be available next year, but only 10 percent of schools offer computer-science courses. “It’s very exciting,” said SBHS computer-science teacher Paul Muhl said. “There’s a lot of great data.” Muhl said he will continue to work to demystify computer science and encourage girls to sign up. School boardmembers agreed to allow the Boys & Girls Club to use seven school district fields after some backlash from public commenters at the last two meetings. The club plans to create four junior high school–aged tackle football teams, but volunteer members of the Youth Football League have opposed, arguing their league has served the community for more than 43 years and has had continuous problems gaining access to fields. The approved “Field Use Agreement” for the Boys & Girls Club relinquishes district oversight of the program, an issue in question at the last meeting. ■ LEN WO OD / SANTA M ARIA TIMES

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SPEAKING OF SOLUTIONS: Dr. Takashi Wada and colleagues explain to the Board of Supervisors what ADMHS is doing to fix its long-festering problems.

Though patient care offered by the county’s Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Services (ADMHS) department had been allowed in recent years to slip into a “pretty dire clinical situation,” the system is now showing signs of improvement after 11 months of an ongoing effort to revamp its workings from top to bottom. That’s according to ADMHS brass — accompanied by an outside consulting firm — during their presentation to the Board of Supervisors this week. Readily admitting that more work needs to be done and that steps are being taken to ensure the budding culture of reform settles in for good, the doctors and administrators pointed to certain progress made thus far: The average wait time to see a psychiatrist has dropped from 66 days to 40 days for adults, and 73 days to 45 days for kids (the ultimate goal is 10 days for all ages); the department finished fiscal year 2012-13 without requesting any additional General Fund money; as of December 31, 2013, ADMHS has extinguished or fully funded all its known fiscal liabilities; and ADMHS secured over $10 million in SB82 grant funding for three regional triage teams. All agreed on Tuesday that ADMHS — as the largest provider of direct services in the county — needs to shift its resources toward prevention and early intervention rather than high-cost crisis services. Right now, interim ADMHS director Dr. Takashi Wada noted, 222 of the system’s high-cost beneficiaries drive 35.2 percent of medical claims. The statewide average is 25 percent. In the near future, the presenters promised, ADMHS will also organize a housing team and work on creating more bed space for patients in need. The supervisors voted to accept the reform team’s latest report and will hear from them — Tyler Hayden again on June 17 for a discussion on capital and facility needs.



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BY K E L S E Y B R U G G E R wo years after the South Coast saw a substantial uptick in panga boats arriving onshore, officials reported Monday they will continue to seek funding to combat the sea-borne smuggling. Though known landings have decreased, officials say, the danger persists. “We’ve kept this on the front burner,” Rep. Lois Capps told reporters at the harbor with foghorns sounding in the backdrop. On the Central Coast, the small vessels — typically full of marijuana or illegal migrants — started showing up at a more frequent rate after Homeland Security strengthened barriers along the 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexico land border several years ago.“Strong enforcement and quick, rapid response is the best signal we can give to smugglers who find a market here,” Capps said. Since the “phenomenon” began several years ago, Sheriff Bill Brown said officials have caught 42 vessels on the Santa Barbara coast: one in 2010, six in 2011, 20 in 2012, 13 in 2013, and two so far this year. Ten involved human trafficking.

EYE ON THE COAST: Congressmember Lois Capps and Sheriff Bill Brown said while panga numbers are down, enforcement efforts continue.

Authorities have seized 28,649 pounds of marijuana — worth more than $71 million street value — and made 120 arrests. But only a small percentage of smugglers are intercepted, and the number of actual arrivals is unknown, said Sheriff ’s spokesperson Kelly Hoover. Santa Barbara’s coastline is a particularly attractive destination for smugglers because it’s a long stretch of land located right next to the highway, said Sheriff Bill Brown. To boost monitoring and enforcement efforts, Santa Barbara County received $375,000 to pay for equipment and overtime costs last year. (Most agencies use thermal cameras, and some use radars to spot smugglers.) Last month, Capps formally requested funding for Operation Stonegarden — a federal grant program to secure borders — to match aid secured for this fiscal year. ■

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BY LY Z H O F F M A N t didn’t take long on Tuesday for the supervisors to take the first steps toward asking voters to increase the county’s hotel bed tax in November, but what different entities could benefit from the extra revenue remains to be determined. The 4-1 vote propelled a plan that, if approved by a majority of voters, would increase that tax in the unincorporated region from its 24-year rate of 10 percent to 12.5 percent, slightly higher than the 12 percent figure used by many of the county’s cities. The item will come back to the board in May for placement on the ballot. The increase from 10 percent to 12.5 percent could mean an increase from $7.2 million to $7.9 million in 2014-2015 and from $7.5 million to $9.4 million in 2015-2016. Revenues from hotel bed tax — formally known as the transient occupancy tax, or TOT — have jumped in cities throughout the county. In the unincorporated region, the lion’s share of the money comes from Montecito. The county has been refloating the idea of raising the tax for some months, mostly spurred by concerns over how to deal with Supervisor Peter Adam’s maintenance ordinance, Measure M, should it pass in June. But Tuesday’s vote was for a general tax — meaning the tax’s earnings would be added to the General Fund pot

— and not a tax directed to any specific target, such as infrastructure. The supervisors agreed that the money should be partially directed to economic development, but Adam, the dissenting vote, favored a specific tax. Supervisor Steve Lavagnino and the others disagreed, however, saying a specific tax’s requirement of two-thirds voter approval would be an uphill battle. Though it appeared early in the discussion that Supervisor Janet Wolf, who deemed an increase to 12 percent a “more reasonable approach” and one more palatable to the lodging industry, would leave Salud Carbajal, Doreen Farr, and Lavagnino without their necessary fourth vote, she sided with them in the end. (It briefly echoed a hearing from July 2012, when Lavagnino, Carbajal, and Farr wanted an increase to 12 percent, but Wolf didn’t buy it, saying more research was needed and that the year’s ballot was already tax-heavy.) In advocating for the increase, Lavagnino pointed to the county’s loss in 2012 of its $1.5 million share of the City of Goleta’s hotel bed tax; the county’s cut expired as planned under the two jurisdictions’ tax-sharing deal. Carbajal stressed that the tax wouldn’t, for the most part, affect county residents but visitors.“When all of us go visit another place, we rarely know or ask, ‘What is the transient occupancy tax?’” he said.

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SALTY SEA DOG: Mick Kronman’s new book is replete with colorful characters and descriptions of old-timey and newfangled fishing technologies.

‘I Cover the Waterfront’

Mick Kronman Traces Fishing History in From Hooks to Harpoons



ick Kronman may not be the Old Man and the Sea, but he’s getting close. For the past umpteen years, Kronman has worked for Santa Barbara’s Waterfront Department, where he keeps in constant contact with those who stubbornly keep alive Santa Barbara’s tradition as a working harbor. Before that, Kronman worked as a reporter, covering both county politics and the fishing industry. As someone who’d spent years yanking fish out of South Coast waters, it was a subject he knew more than a little about. Putting all those skills to use, Kronman just released the most definitive, comprehensive, encompassing history of Santa Barbara’s everevolving fishing industry, From Hooks to Harpoons. For him, the book was a long-gestating labor of love. Salty, expansive, and decidedly not politically correct, Kronman spent time responding to questions about what he found out along the way. You dedicate this book to your father. What’s the story there? My dad took me sport fishing more times than I can remember. And we ate everything we caught — even the disgusting stuff. Plus, he had a flare for ethnic preparations. A former rabbi, he loved to cook fish with the skin on, quite tasty for sure, but a pain in the ass because my brother and I had to scale all the fish before he cooked them. And he cooked all fish whole in an inch-thick oil reservoir. My lord, the stink in the kitchen. To this day, my 96-year-old mother hasn’t forgiven him. And all the while, we got the lecture about eating what we caught, learning where seafood comes from — not from the market, but from the sea, caught by real fishermen. That’s the part that stuck. How did a college-educated, Maoist dude such as yourself become a fisherman? It goes



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back to childhood. I loved fishing because, well, it’s fishing. But also, it was the only venue in which I could compete fairly with my father (always a pleasure to whip Dad at something) and my older brother, who wound up dean of the Yale Law School (who can compete with that?). So, after college, the fire burned in me to get to sea as soon as I could. If anybody wants to know what that felt like, read the first two pages of Moby-Dick. (Actually, read the whole thing.) That magnetism pulled me to sea. From sport fishing to boat deckhand to dive-boat skipper to sport-boat skipper to commercial fisherman — all that covered about a decade. Commercially, I specialized in hook-and-line rock cod, jigging for albacore, and harpooning swordfish. There is nothing — well almost nothing — more exciting than harpooning a swordfish. What was the coolest thing about being a fisherman? Adventure, independence, mystery, danger, and wrestling with nature to make a living. I felt like part of a special breed, like mountain men of the 1800s. Plus, there was free bread and soda at the Enterprise Fish Company when I delivered fish to them, and I got to hang out at the bar in my foul-weather gear. The managers seemed to like the “real fisherman” attraction. Great fun. What was the worst? Loneliness. When I started fishing, I was always excited to leave port. By the time I quit, a tsunami of existential despair washed over me each time I headed to sea. Then there was weather, breakdowns, poor catches, and trying to keep a vintage 1946 wooden boat floating. But mostly, I just got lonely. I missed seeing pretty girls on State Street. And lo, when I returned to land for good, I married one. Best move of my life. What was the most challenging aspect of the research you did for your book? First, deciding how to organize it. When I had an epiphany

in the shower, where I’m most creative, and decided to divide it into chapters, each covering a gear type, panic dissipated and the horizon cleared. Then it was finding the people to interview and the archived material to review. It took a lot of time and a lot of digging. Spending 18 years at National Fisherman magazine gave me a good shot out of the blocks — not to mention a trove of photos I had at my disposal.

What’s the biggest misconception the fishing industry has about the public? In recent decades, many fishermen felt misunderstood. They thought the public didn’t like them due to various misconceptions and misinformation. But that’s changing now. Fishermen have learned to reach out to the public and scientists alike. Together, they’re forging new alliances, crafting new narratives, and opening new markets. Fresh, Local, Sustainable has become the mantra of today’s fishermen. They’ve learned to brand their product, and it’s working — just look at how the value of our fisheries has grown steadily over the past several years. COU RTESY

Of all the technological advances you researched, which ones had the most lasting impact on the fishing industry? Probably the development of hydraulic net-hauling equipment, which made it easier to haul all kinds of nets — long, short, deep, shallow — employed to this day in all kinds of fisheries around the globe. In terms of “impact,” however, it also invited the most heated controversies fishermen ever encountered, issues like bycatch, overfishing, habitat destruction. Unfortunately,

I’ve ever known love the sea and everything about it. That’s why they became fishermen in the first place. I’ve never known a fisherman who killed without purpose. It breaks my heart to hear them described in any terms other than honorable people doing honorable work.

VINTAGE VOYAGE: Rex, Pelican, Santa Lucia, Santa Clara, and St. Patrick motor to sea from Santa Barbara Harbor in the late 1940s.

fishermen still fight the “bogeyman” perception of nets, like they’re some indiscriminate death weapon. If you think about it, they’re just a tool, like a hammer. Properly used, they’re effective and efficient. Improperly used, they can do damage. Believe me, regulators make sure they’re properly used. For someone moving to Santa Barbara now, it would be easy not to recognize the presence of the fishing industry in town. In the old days, you could fire up the engine and go fish whatever you wanted, pretty much whenever you wanted. Today, fishermen are hemmed by regulations, closures, and a wellheeled environmental lobby that has restricted opportunity and raised the cost of fishing to levels only sustainable by the best of the very best. That’s why the fleet has shrunk from its glory days. That said, Santa Barbara maintains a resilient fleet of 60-80 boats whose owners figured out how to navigate the regulatory landscape and competitive markets, using savvy born of the sheer amount of time they’ve spent at sea, plus an unearthly determination to succeed. In the contemporary sense, they’re the heroes of this book. What’s the biggest misconception the public has about the fishing industry? That fishermen aren’t environmentalists. First, they have a vested interest in sustainable fishing. I mean, who pees their mess kit? They need the fish to be around so they can continue making a living — simple as that. Second, all the fishermen

Your book talks about how new technologies create new seafood markets. Can you provide a few examples that struck you? The list is endless. The evolution of drift gillnets greatly expanded markets for Pacific swordfish. Wire crab traps far outfished wooden lath traps. But most important of all is probably the evolution of modern electronics that can help fishermen gauge the weather, locate fish, and return to the spot where they found the fish whenever they like. In fact, you can sit in your living room with a cold beer and a smartphone, using Google Earth to scan the seafloor for likely hotspots. In the old days, you had to drag a weight over the bottom until it got stuck. Then you knew where a reef was. And good luck finding it again. That’s why a primary theme of the book is evolution — of gear, technology, and markets for sure, but also the evolution of the mind, how fishermen figured out how to catch more and with less effort. Aside from being done, what was the coolest thing for you about writing this book? I’ve worked professionally on or near the Santa Barbara Channel for 42 years, much of it spent fishing or connected to fishing. I had to get it off my chest. It was a bucket-list thing.


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Laura “Lolo” Elizabeth Clowers // – //

Laura “Lolo” Elizabeth Clowers was born January , , and died April , , at the young age of . Laura was born and raised in Santa Barbara where she attended Roosevelt Elementary School, Santa Barbara Junior High and Santa Barbara High School. A talented musician who played piano, saxophone and clarinet, she graduated from Santa Barbara High School in  and continued her education at the University of Arizona where she graduated in  with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business. She had an affinity with children, animals and old folks. Laura was multitalented and creative. She was an excellent cook and had an insightful fashion sense and was frequently sought out by her mother to be her personal shopper. Because of her ability to naturally connect with children, it came as no surprise to any of her friends and family when she decided to take a job as a substitute teacher in Santa Maria, California, where she lived, until recently, with her Aunt and Uncle, Phyllis (Aunt Pi) & Glenn Jackson. Although her life was brief, the positive impact she had on family, friends, children, and animals will never be forgotten. Laura is survived by her parents Beth and Pat Clowers, brother Connor, maternal grandfather Peter Acri, and paternal grandmother Barbara Clowers, as well as aunts, uncles and countless cousins. A mass will be held for her at the Santa Barbara Mission on Thursday, May th at : a.m., followed by a celebration of her life at her family home located at  Cleveland Ave. in Santa Barbara, California.

Janice Tolotti Chelini

// – //

On Wednesday, April , , the light of Janice Ann Tolotti Chelini was extinguished. Janice passed away after a long battle with cancer at the age of . As a long-time resident of Santa Barbara, CA, she touched the lives of many with her loyalty, generosity, spirit, and 18


her zest for life. Janice was born in Tacoma, Washington on June ,  to Ruth Bowrin Tolotti and John Leo Tolotti. After a brief stay in Ventura, Ca, she spent most of her life in the town she loved so much, Santa Barbara. She attended local schools and did the things that adolescents and teens did in the ’s and ’s. In , Janice married and had four children. Remembering their mother with love are Karen Chelini (Lafayette, CA), Marilyn Chelini (Dublin, CA), Eric Chelini (Oakland, CA) and Remy Chelini (Crystal Lake, IL) In addition, Janice’s  grandchildren, Anthony and Gina Fabrizio; Mychal, Vincent, and Ariana Chelini; Cole and Kyra Robertson; Niccolas Richey and Michaela Richey, who preceded her grandmother in death, and two great grandchildren, Isabella and Vincent Hendrix, will miss their beloved Nana very much. Janice’s heart extended to her “sisters” – best friends Debbie (DT) Talmage and Rosie Keller – who have enjoyed so many wonderful memories together that Janice will always remain near and dear in their hearts. Janice’s cherished dogs, Labradors Strider, Moonshine, Kahlua, and Godiva, will welcome her in this final journey. Janice’s mind was one which leaned toward the technical and mathematical and yet, at the same time, one of wit and creativity. In , Janice earned her first degree in Sociology and Math from University of California, Santa Barbara. This paved the way to be a pioneer in the field of computer programming. As one of the first women programmers, she helped launch programs in PASCAL, FORTRAN, COBOL, and BASIC. She continued her education with a Master’s degree in Computer Science from UCSB in , and then a Master’s Business Administration in  from Golden Gate University, San Francisco, CA. Janice’s works led her to eventually work with NASA, designing a user interface for the Space Shuttle. Janice loved her field so much that she taught computer programming at UCSB Extension and Santa Barbara City College. Known as JC to most of her friends, Janice had many passions: family, grandkids, close friends, traveling, animals, symphony, fine food and wine, and the game of bridge. Throughout the years, Janice has enjoyed the company of a close-knit group of women who remained close to her, as friends and confidantes. Janice’s competitive nature presented itself when she played bridge, both at the local bridge club and online. Her friends at the club remember Janice with “thirteen hearts.” During the past  years, Janice’s passion for travel, including both work and pleasure, led her to every continent in the world. Her desire was to visit countries, from A-Z, relish in the differences in cultures, and bring a bit of those differences back home to share with others. Mission accomplished. Janice believed in the community and was a part of the United Fund (Community Chest) as a section leader and volunteered at Helpline (Family Service Agency) as a suicide prevention counselor. In later years, Janice enjoyed spending time volunteering as a docent

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at Ganna Walska Lotusland in Santa Barbara. The “Celebration of Janice’s Life” will be held on May th, , at the Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara at : pm,  Santa Barbara St., Santa Barbara, CA. In honor of their mother, Janice’s children request that something purple be worn, her favorite color. Donations may be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, Serenity House of Santa Barbara, or your favorite charity.

Jose “Joe” Saenz Maya // – //

Joe was born July , . He died unexpectedly on April , , when his big loving heart gave out. Born in Santa Maria, he was proud of being a cook (Upham Hotel), working at the Mecca, walking in his native Santa Barbara town. He was preceded in death by his parents: Carlos and Adeline Maya; sisters: Manuela (Saucedo), Jenny (Pedroza), Nicolasa (Falcon); brothers: Victor and John. He is survived by a son “Larry”: three brothers: Carlos, Raul & Gabriel Maya; three sisters: Helen (Placencia) Rosalie (Manwarren) and Mary Maya. Several nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed by family & friends. Please join us in a celebration of life on Saturday, May , , -pm; Eagles Lodge,  Bath St., Santa Barbara.

Raymond William Jewell // – //

Ray to Bill’s daughter Hailey. I knew him and loved him as all of these different people; mostly, I just called him Ray. We spent our lives together for  years and had some amazing wonderful times. We traveled to Egypt and Russia on our own; we cruised European ports in a gorgeous ship with lovely friends; we spent a summer solstice at the most northern part of the US, standing outside in daylight at : at night He was my caregiver when I was recovering from a serious illness; I was his caregiver through the last months of his life. We cried together and said goodbye together shortly before he died on the th of March this year. He was  years old and had lived a life of adventure, generosity, hard work, kindness. He had a big smile, a hearty laugh and a great appetite. He was undemanding, energetic and self-confident. He was my friend, my partner, my love. I will miss him always. Goodbye again, my dear loving, caring Ray. Wherever you are, please save me a place right next to you. ~Sally

Paula and Frank Carnaghe

In memoriam... Paula Carnaghe // – // Frank Carnaghe // – // We miss you in so many ways We miss things you used to say And when old times we do recall It’s then we miss you most of all We miss you mom and dad! Your loving daughters, Andrea and Janet

Sharon (Sharry Aline Seccomb Stepner Manzullo) Rose // – //

To his sister Helen of Redmond, WA, he was My Little Brother; he was Raymond to his sister Mary of Colfax, WA; Dad to his son William (Bill) Jewell of El Paso, TX; Dad or Ray to his two daughters Lynne Shore of Newport RI and Mary Elizabeth (Beth) Faulkner of Wilmington, DE; Uncle Raymond or Uncle Ray to many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews, cousins, second cousins and their families; Grampa to Lynne’s children Jennifer and Jonathan and to Beth’s sons Oliver, Hays, Wil and Penn; Grampa

Sharry Rose, , passed away peacefully at her home in Carpinteria on April th after surrendering to cancer. Friends and family were there to com-

fort and love her through her transition. She is now reunited with her beloved mother, Virginia Geddes, son, Richard (Bommer) Manzullo and faithful dog Shayla. There were also many good friends waiting to welcome her home. She is survived by her daughter, Lori Stepner-Battaglia, brother, Steve Geddes and family, three grandchildren, Tyler, Breanna and Chelsea, her soul sister/ heart mother Karen Curtis, and her most infamous love, Xanax the cat. Sharry was born in Upstate New York to a military family that moved frequently. After moving to Pasadena, CA, she married and had her two children, Lori and Richard. The wanderlust in her heart kept her traveling and exploring new vistas. She called many places “home”….Pasadena, Santa Barbara, Marin County, various parts of Europe, and the West Indies. Sharry was blessed with the gift of creativity, beauty, intelligence, talent and charm. She was complex and deep, always searching for a higher meaning to life. Being a natural born artist and poet with a thirst for adventure and personal growth, she lived life through art and the written word. She had a coy and sometimes outlandish sense of humor and was never afraid to try something new or think outside the box. If the phrase “Well behaved women rarely make history” had not already been quoted, she surely would have crafted it herself. Sharry was an entrepreneur, eccentric and artist extraordinaire. She received a credential in Transpersonal Psychology and had diverse jobs and businesses, all of which contributed to her incredible life experiences. She was always on a quest for knowledge beyond the institutionalized walls of society. She loved and yearned for nature, a free spirit, an entity, traveling this world and sometimes beyond. She understood the duality of her soul: the caverns of darkness and the gardens of light. To say too little would not be enough and to say too much would not be appropriate. Sharry says it best through a segment of one of her poems: SIMPLIFICATION (by Sharry Rose ) If it suffers-- drug it, And if it does not see God, paint a picture on a bed sheet, walls, anything. Write a poem in blood, tears, wine. Most of all--love it. If you learn nothing on this spinning Rock, learn touches, songs, soft hands, forgiveness--for humans can be a pitiful lot. Learn to sew wounds as you would sew a gown that dances and speaks. You would become magical. Loved. Hated. Feared. Corrupted. Love anyway. Don’t expect any resolution. Die smiling if you can, let nothing be unbearable. But, always carry a knife with an emerald handle or a bullet of silver, Just in case, just in case. A celebration of Sharry’s life will be held on May th at her daughter’s house in Ventura. Special thanks and forever gratitude to Danny, Dena , Sweet Lucy,


In Memoriam


Barney Berglund

Kerri, S.B. Hospice, Jennifer and Brenda of the S.B.ACT Team, and caretakers/ companions Sarah, Julie and Liz for making her last few years, months and days loving and comfortable. It took a village of caring for one “Rose.”

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Devoted Dad, Avid Cyclist, Community Volunteer BY G O R D O N S I C H I

t was a very lucky day in 2002 when Barney Ber-

glund first looked into our school for his son. Jonas Berglund came to Anacapa from the Waldorf School of Santa Barbara, where Barney had been actively involved as a member of Waldorf’s governing board. From the get-go, there wasn’t any doubt that Anacapa and the Berglund family were a perfect match. Barney and his family were always very supportive of our program, and when we launched our first endowment campaign in 2003, the Berglunds hosted a festive kickoff party and made a generous leadership donation. After Jonas graduated in 2006, Barney joined our Board of Trustees and served faithfully until taking a leave of absence when diagnosed with cancer. Barney’s savvy financial management skills were put to good use as we faced and met the challenges of the recent recession. His ever-present “can-do” attitude and radiant smile kept us moving forward with optimism. Every Anacapa School auction in recent years had a stand-up paddleboard donated by Barney’s BlueLine Stand Up Paddle Surf business, and two years ago, I won a bright orange one that I will paddle with pride for years to come. Barney Berglund touched many lives in Santa Barbara. I knew about his legendary status in the cycling world and his life in Colorado, and I wanted to learn more details about those sides of his life. I asked his close circle of friends to submit their recollections, and their responses go to the heart and soul of our dear friend. I first came to meet Barney on what is known to local Santa Barbara cyclists as the “Sunday Worlds” ride that leaves from the Bathhouse. A cyclist’s first instinct is to size up another rider’s ability by inspecting their legs. Shaved, tanned legs with cut, rippling calves and copious visible veins is the telltale sign that the guy can ride. After a quick analysis, I said “hello” back to Barney, “I’m Dano, pleased to meet you,” and I knew instantly I’d be following his wheel for a long time. That exchange was 12 years ago, and most of the local peloton would agree that we’ve been following Barney’s wheel all the while. More important was the friendship that was born that day. Barney was of average build but huge in spirit. I’m sure I can speak for all of his friends when I say that Barney brought something unique and genuine to the table. He enhanced our lives. He made us laugh. He punished us on the bike. He brought us into his family. He took us on private jet trips to Aspen. Never pretentious. Always generous. Barney had his unique style we all loved. Selling standup paddleboards at BlueLine in board shorts and Bruno Maglis. Showing up for races with the bike in the Porsche and then waiting in the registration line in his leather jacket and black penny loafers. Who does that? Barney does. I will always remember Barney’s passion for life, his desire to never stop and to keep moving forward in whatever he was doing. His famous salutation in the group: “Come on, guys, we’re going too slow …” Well, Barney, we never kept up with you in the past, but at some point in the future, I’m sure we’ll have to try all over again. — Dan Onorato

Barney’s contributions to the Santa Barbara and cycling communities as chairman of the Local Organizing Committee for the Amgen Tour of California from 2006-2013 are as notable as his unwavering team spirit. His enthusiasm and dedication to bringing the international bicycle race to life on Santa Barbara County’s roads — and in our hearts — truly define his legacy as a community advocate.

HUGE IN SPIRIT: The multiyear chair of the Santa Barbara committee for the Amgen Tour, Barney Berglund brought cycling to the wider community.

Under his guidance, the race grew from a grassroots effort to a countywide coming-together of all ages, and it gave Santa Barbara worldwide recognition as a premier cycling destination. Barney worked tirelessly to ensure that cyclists, support teams, citizens, enthusiasts, media, local business owners, and county officials would enjoy the event equally. Although the roar of the crowd was intended for the athletes who raced out of the starting gates and over the finish line, Barney was just as deserving of the glory. His devotion never demanded thanks or tribute, but we give him both. Our future events are guided by Barney’s — Kathy Janega-Dykes pure love of the sport. President and CEO of Visit Santa Barbara

Barney Berglund was so many things to so many people. We remember him as a devoted dad, a dedicated community volunteer, a smart and savvy businessman, a loyal friend, a fun-loving outdoorsman. Barney was a quiet leader, someone who knew how to get the job done but with a minimum of fuss and bother. He was a kind man, a humble man, a gentle man who touched many lives — and all for the better — during his too-brief time with us. We remember and celebrate Barney’s zest for life embodied by the ever-present twinkle in his eyes and the friendly smile he had for everyone. — Sheryn Sears of Anacapa School

While Barney called Santa Barbara his home, he spent as much leisure time as possible during the summer and winter months in Aspen, Colorado, where his parents have a home. Here, he could enjoy his passions for skiing and cycling, always pushing himself to new levels of fitness. With fresh snow and a bluebird day, you could always find him skiing on the mountain with his children, parents, sister, brother, and friends. Besides skiing, he would come to Aspen in the summer to bike the mountain roads and conquer the steep mountain passes. Over the past few years, he also supported the Bicycle Tour of Colorado as it passed through Aspen for one or two of their stages. He made many long-lasting friendships over his years in Aspen and will be missed by all who got to ride the hills and slopes with him and his gentle smile. — Nancy Paley, Aspen, Colorado

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Dorothy Clements Spence Mitchum // – //

Dorothy Clements Spence Mitchum, a daughter of William Lemuel Spence and Ina Clements Spence, born in Camden, Delaware, May , , passed peacefully at Serenity House hospice in Santa Barbara, California on April , , just  days shy of her th birthday. She was surrounded by loving friends and family during her final days. Known for her grace, great beauty, devilish wit and love of words, roses, and animals – especially dogs, Dorothy lived a remarkable life, most famously as the wife of Robert (Charles) Mitchum whom she married in the cabbagescented kitchen of a Methodist parson in Dover, Delaware, on March , . She met Mr. Mitchum, two years her elder, when she was fourteen, after a brief courtship with his handsome younger brother John, a fellow student at Caesar Rodney High School where Dorothy excelled at English and basketball and served as May Queen. Robert had already begun his vagabond life and when he returned to Delaware and met the beautiful dark-haired girl his brother was courting, according to Dorothy, “That was all she wrote.” Dorothy attended Peirce College in Philadelphia after high school, with the aim of becoming a secretary, but she abandoned that ambition to accompany her husband to Hollywood where he eventually found his fortune as a motion picture actor. Along the way, the newlyweds worked for astrologer Carroll Righter. Dorothy scribed horoscopes and developed a lifelong interest in astrology. Dorothy’s writing career was put on hold when she gave birth to her first son, James Robin Mitchum, on May , . Her second son, Christopher, was born less than two years later on October , . By this time Mr. Mitchum’s acting career had taken off and Dorothy had her hands full raising two sons while being a glamorous Hollywood wife. She was a founding member of S.H.A.R.E., (Share Happily And Reap Endlessly) a charitable organization of women who still produce an annual show to benefit mentally challenged individuals. In her many years of service with S.H.A.R.E., Dorothy displayed her talents as a dancer and organizer. On March , , Dorothy gave

birth to a surprise third child, daughter Petrine Day. Once again, her writing career remained on the back burner as she juggled an infant into the mix. She handled this juggling act with typical aplomb, and managed to accompany her husband to far-flung film locations and create the semblance of home wherever they roamed, cooking up the pots of chili he savored. Although during her home-making years her writing skills were mostly limited to hand-written letters prized by a throng of friends and family, Dorothy finally reemerged publicly in  by scribing a forward to a new edition of a cherished book,“Quest for the Lost City, A True Life Adventure” by Dana & Ginger Lamb, a marvelous tale about an intrepid couple’s trek through Mexico, published by Santa Barbara Press. After living on the Eastern shore of Maryland from  to , Dorothy and Robert moved back to Los Angeles and then, in , to Montecito in Santa Barbara. They enjoyed their life together there until Mr. Mitchum’s passing on July , . Once widowed, Dorothy devoted herself to her eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She also tended her rose garden, read voraciously and kept up written correspondence with many friends. A lively raconteur, Dorothy loved to reminisce and regaled listeners with stories such as the time she and Robert heard an unknown singer in a small club in Biloxi, Mississippi. Dorothy and Robert were very impressed by the young man’s talents. On returning to their hotel in New Orleans, they bumped into their acquaintance Colonel Tom Parker and told him he ought to check out the singer: Elvis Presley. Elvis later became a family friend. In addition to her husband, Dorothy was preceded in death by her brother W. Lloyd Spence and is survived by her younger sister, Bette Compton, and her niece Janeen Gaul; two great nephews, Weston and Trevor Gaul; her niece Judy Fowler and Sally Spence; her cousin Jean Roth; her three children – James, an actor/entrepreneur, Chris, an actor/ politician and Petrine, a writer – and her sixteen grand- and great-grandchildren. Dorothy’s ashes will be scattered at sea so she can meet up with Robert at Easter Island per a long-ago pact between them. A private celebration of her life will follow in May, during her birth sign of Taurus. The family suggests that donations in Dorothy‘s honor can be made to the Salvation Army, who kept Robert alive during his early vagabond years, and any charity that helps animals.

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FINAL WEEK Exhibit Closes May 4 Images from The Red Book by C.G. Jung used by permission of W. W. Norton & Company. Inc.

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vative answer to the latter question, though couched in myriad variables and unknowns, was 2016, which seemed a long way off when it was announced in 2001. But now it’s 2014, and thanks to breakthroughs in “enhanced recovery” techniques (e.g., hydraulic fracturing, a k a fracking, and acidization), there’s more oil to find than ever before, and due to insatiable global demand, it’s never fetched a higher price. So Venoco won’t be walking away from the EOF in 2016. Instead, it’s hoping to pump more oil from a nearby pier through the facility, has expressed interest in expanding its offshore lease, and is saying it’d prefer to stick around for another 40 or so years. There is a slow tide rising against such hopes, however. Just last week, the Goleta City Council sent a strongly worded letter to the State Lands Commission in opposition to the proposed pier project (approval was expected this week, but past press deadline; see for the update). For the first time in years, the hearing’s speakers, including a couple of councilmembers, discussed the possibility of ending the EOF through amortization, the complicated process for government to shut down an unwanted facility. The logistics of amortization is what the county studied in 2001 and then passed to Goleta decision makers when the city incorporated it in 2002. At that time, the young city had no inclination to dive into an expensive, probably litigious, and assuredly controversial process of ousting one of its most successful businesses. Today, there may be at least the political will to dust off that old study and pay for an updated one. Toward the end of the hearing, Mayor Michael Bennett — who is considered a pro-business Democrat but is vehemently anti-EOF, like the vast majority on that dais — recalled dreaming of taking his granddaughter to the Ellwood Coast when the facility was removed.“It’s probably going to be my great-granddaughter that I take out there to the beach as opposed to my granddaughter,” said Bennett.“That is certainly my hope and my desire and my vision that this will be a formidable recreational area in my lifetime.” Given that he’ll turn 66 this June, Bennett may be hitting the century mark before he takes that walk, unless someone takes bold action to recalibrate Venoco’s vision of the future.

Operation Explanation Today, offshore rigs work in ocean waters more than 8,000 feet deep, but when Platform Holly was erected in 1966 in 201 feet of water, it was a “worldwide wonder,” according to Bob Van Nostrand, the senior facilities engineer who oversees daily operations at the EOF. Located two-and-a-half miles offshore in waters that are naturally slicked with tar and bubbling with methane, Holly’s initial target was the geologic structure known as the Rincon formation, which contained a lighter grade of oil and gas that was exhausted by the 1970s.

“This is like lager, if you think about it that way. This isn’t Guinness.” Each day, the EOF — which is a maze of sandstone-colored pipes with occasional streaks of yellow and red, populated mostly by burly men in jumpsuits and hard hats — processes 4,000 barrels of oil and 2.5 million cubic feet of gas per day. When the materials emerge from the seafloor, the gas and some water are separated from the crude on Platform Holly, the water is reinjected into the well, and the resulting oil and gas are sent to shore in two separate pipelines, each six inches wide and snaking 15,000 feet along the ocean’s bottom. PAUL WELLMAN


ucked in a coastal canyon between the sands of Haskell’s Beach, the Bacara Resort, and Sandpiper Golf Course is the oil and gas processing plant known as the Ellwood Onshore Facility (EOF), which treats the flow of fossil fuels being collected by Platform Holly from deep beneath the ocean floor and sent to shore every second of the day. Although today’s design first came about in the 1970s — predating both the resort and the golf course — the facility is a stark reminder of an earlier era when much of the Santa Barbara coastline was an industrialized shoreline, a landscape of drill rigs that stretched from Ellwood to the top of S.B.’s Mesa and down past Summerland. With Goleta growing around it, the EOF is the closest thing we have to a neighborhood oil facility, but whether it’s friendly or frightful is the topic of a decades-old debate. On one hand, it provides high-paying jobs for workers, both blue-collar and wing-tipped; pumps millions of dollars to the state in royalties and many thousands more via philanthropic donations; and powers the fossil-fuel-addicted world we live in, processing enough oil and gas daily to support the needs of about 60,000 Americans and 13,000 homes. On the other hand, with the potential for poisonous gas leaks, fiery explosions, and oil spills along the environmentally sensitive oceanfront, it’s a risky workhorse to have amid the tourists, golfers, nearby residents, and Ellwood Elementary School, less than a mile away. It’s no wonder, then, that since the 1980s there have been numerous efforts to fence in the EOF — from the County of Santa Barbara officially dictating in 1991 that it does not conform with the surrounding recreational properties (and again by the City of Goleta when it formed more than a decade later) to the voters passing a measure in 1997 that dictated all “new” oil and gas processing on the South Coast should be handled by the Las Flores facility, which is nine miles up the Gaviota Coast more safely secured in a canyon. In the late 1990s, shortly after Venoco Inc. acquired the facility and platform from Mobil, a series of leaks fanned the rancor loud enough that the county examined what it would take to shut down the EOF and when. The conser-

INSIDE THE PLANT: Venoco’s facilities engineer Bob Van Nostrand proudly shows off the Ellwood Onshore Facility (EOF), which regularly wins awards for safety and cleanliness. Critics would like to see it go, but Venoco is hoping to keep it there past 2050.

By then, the Monterey shale was discovered, so Holly started extracting that formation’s thicker resources from a spider’s web-like assortment of shallower wells, and the EOF was expanded to deal with the increased, more complicated flow. But don’t be fooled into thinking that the Monterey offers lowquality sludge, as is often claimed by critics.“It’s actually one of the better grades of oil,” said Venoco’s vice president of Southern California operations, Ian Livett, of its premium viscosity.

(A third pipeline, with ready-to-burn natural gas, also goes back out to the platform from the EOF to power it.) Once at the EOF, the gas is converted into a usable form and sent straight to market, possibly powering your water heater right now. The oil is cleaned up to become a sweet crude, then piped nine miles up to Las Flores, where it might go north to a refinery in Santa Maria and into the Plains All American Pipeline, or south to refineries in Los Angeles. >>>>> continued >>>>> april 24, 2014





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For decades, the EOF also treated the methane that was captured by oceanfloor “seep tents” off of Coal Oil Point, but those vents mysteriously ceased their bubbling in August 2013. That’s about the time that Venoco stopped taking folks out on boat tours to check out the other seep-related slicks because it can’t find them anymore. Theories abound as to why. Though Venoco processes substances, the offshore oil is technically owned by the state of California, which is why the State Lands Commission controls the access and reaps the royalties, amounting to about $25 million per year from the Ellwood field alone. The platform and EOF are subject to a wide range of regulations and regulators on the state and local level, and Venoco proudly touts its multiple awards for safety and track record for community engagement, through which it has eased concerns of neighbors, whose complains about bad odors often turn out to be caused by sources other than the EOF. “We want people to know we are very, very, very responsible operators,” said Livett, while showing off awards for “Outstanding Lease Maintenance” bestowed upon Venoco by the State Department of Conservation.“Oil and gas is nasty stuff; it’s dangerous stuff, and I’m not going to say that we never do anything wrong. But we are exemplary in our procedures.” The latest reports available on the Internet confirm as much, although accidents do happen, such as the three barrels of oil that spilled at the EOF on March 29, causing a brief shutdown of the plant and immediate cleanup. Until 2012, Venoco ran the last oil-barging operation in California through the Ellwood Marine Terminal (EMT), in which every 11 days, the Jovalan would tie up to a rubber hose that floated offshore of those big tanks near Devereux Slough, fill its hulls with 56,000 barrels, and travel either north or south depending on where the oil was needed most. After years of discussion and permitting — and with UCSB not offering to renew its lease on the tanks past 2016 — Venoco built a nine-mile pipeline to Las Flores and is now working on a plan to dismantle the entire EMT. Today, Venoco contends that ending the barging and creating the pipeline was its desire all along.“We make much more money with that pipeline,” said Livett. “It’s a godsend to us.” But that claim makes other people laugh out loud. “Oh my gosh,” said Linda Krop of the Environmental Defense Center (EDC), which argued for the pipeline for years.“They fought that very vociferously.” Venoco appreciates that its award-winning track record is, in part, because it was born and raised in a Santa Barbara community filled with envirowatchdogs whose steady pressure has resulted in strong oversight. The company even speaks in strong support of conservation and alternative fuel sources. Still, there’s no love lost for the environmentalists who harangue them constantly. They’re more anti-oil than pro-environment, said Venoco spokesperson Lisa Rivas, who argues that drilling near home is less damaging than relying on oil from afar and thinks the further regulation of techniques like hydraulic fracturing is more likely to impede production than save the world. “The anti-oil groups are trying to thousand-death-cut us,” said Rivas, who admits it can be “uncomfortable” not being liked by your neighbors.“No amount of conservation and efficiency should be discounted, but it still does not address the bigger picture that we often forget about when we look at our coastline: Oil being tankered in from foreign lands is the biggest impact of all.”

Oily Earth Day Roots The Santa Barbara oil spill of 1969 birthed the modern environmental movement — including the Earth Day celebration, which takes place this weekend in Alameda Park (see the Earth Day Festival insert for the program) — and oil companies with their very visible offshore rigs remain the Goliath being fought by legions of Davids, who battle under the banners of the Environmen-


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tal Defense Center, Get Oil Out!, Surfrider, and numerous other nonprofit and community organizations. For many of these activists, the EOF is the bull’s-eye in an endless game of get-oil-out darts. “We recognize that when the plant was built, it was pretty much way out there, surrounded by nothing,” said Krop of the EDC, which has waged a loud legal war against oil since its founding in the early 1970s.“But now there are a lot of residential and recreational uses in that area, and it really is incompatible. There are better places for you to process oil and gas.” Venoco knew it was buying a nonconforming facility in 1997, argues Krop, and it also knows that Santa Barbara County voters voted in favor of consolidating such processing at Las Flores, so why doesn’t it just go there? Venoco claims that’s not really possible; that beyond the added expense and lost income of not processing itself, Exxon’s Las Flores facility does not have enough capacity; that it would require an expansion; and that it would mean a nine-mile pipeline full of sour, untreated, moretoxic oil and gas rather than the clean stuff now coming out of the EOF.

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WATCHDOGGING: Linda Krop of the Environmental Defense Center believes the EOF is not compatible with the recreational and residential properties that have grown up nearby.

When contacted, an Exxon spokesperson declined “to speculate on future business matters,” but Krop doesn’t trust Venoco anyway and sees them as dirty dealers. She points to Venoco’s 2010 attempt to go around Carpinteria’s City Council process by putting the idea of a new, centrally located oil rig in the beach town to the voters. (Venoco maintains that its polling showed support for the project, known as Paredon, and that it was too big of a decision to leave up to just the councilmembers alone.) The voters resoundingly rejected it, nearly three to one.

CONTROLLING INTEREST: Technological advancements in the oil industry make formerly cutting-edge control panels (above) look antiquated now, but the makeup of the EOF is largely similar to its development in the 1970s and ’80s: lots of sandstone-colored pipes and tanks for processing oil and gas.

Venoco complains that getting new projects approved is tough, but getting rid of existing oil projects is even harder. Industry-wide, it’s shocking what companies will do to avoid having to pay for shutdown costs, even when wells have stopped producing. It’s cheaper to run a rig at one percent of the expected flow than pay the many millions to tear it down, and when that time inevitably comes, the corporations have been known to form companies with no assets, transfer dead rigs to the new company’s holdings, and then walk away, leaving no funds, other than perhaps taxpayer money, for dismantling. The County of Santa Barbara is trying to combat that maneuver by forcing abandonment plans to be created when a rig gets to the 3-percent-of-flow mark, but tracking and enforcing that is a nebulous chore. Altogether, the oil industry boasts way more resources, precedent, and protection than a small city like Goleta or even Santa Barbara County for that matter, and the EOF is only the tip of that iceberg. “One hundred years from now, are people who live in Goleta still gonna be looking at Platform Holly?” asked Fran Farina, an attorney working on coastal issues for the Sierra Club’s Los Padres chapter. “That’s what we’re dealing with. Nothing in this state has an end date. When you see an estimated production of 20-30 years, it means nothing. It’s like getting rid of oil in this community is impossible.” >>>>> continued on p.27 >>>>>

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Paradoxically, the key to shutting down the EOF may be letting it expand production first. If Venoco pursued the dream of expanding its offshore lease, for instance, the City of Goleta might have enough leverage to make a deal for eventual shutdown of the plant and potentially the platform, as well. But there’s plenty of risk, as deals made by today’s politicians can be broken by tomorrow’s. Or, as in the case of the proposed Tranquillon Ridge deal from years back, in which a number of rigs off of Vandenberg Air Force Base were going to be allowed to expand in exchange for eventually shutting down, Sacramento politicians can scuttle what many locals considered a pretty sweet deal. In the meantime, it remains to be seen whether Goleta Mayor Michael Bennett will ever take that walk with his great-granddaughter. He remains steadfast, though, explaining, “I will do everything within my ability to push whoever I need to push to get them out of town.” ■ >>>>> continued >>>>>

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A word whose root means essentially “to kill,” amortization is the uniquely American process of a government entity forcing an unwanted operation to close after the owner has achieved a reasonable return on the initial investment and also covered associated costs of the shutdown. Emerging out of the first zoning ordinances in 1916, which allowed certain preexisting sites to be labeled nonconforming, amortization was most often used in the initial decades for removing ugly billboards along the country’s growing highway system. Taking down signs, of course, is much more simple and affordable than applying the law to an oil facility. “There is no universally accepted approach,” according to a rather poetic 1990s report on the practice by Margaret Collins.“The process of determining amortization periods is not merely a matter of accountancy; it is rather a ‘balancing test’ weighing the private cost against the public gain,” she wrote, explaining that it’s really “more of a postponement than a solution,” that “it has the virtue of cushioning the economic shock” through the “vice of delay,” and that it’s “more art than science.” Governments tend to be more engaged in science than art, so while nonconforming sites occur from sea to shining sea, amortization is not commonly employed. When applied to profitable entities that don’t want to leave, it’s expensive — in large part because the process tends to wind up in court, for companies don’t usually roll over — and, for a country that prides itself on private-property rights, wildly controversial. The ball rolled ever so slightly toward the idea in the county’s 2001 study by the Houston, Texas, firm Baker & O’Brien. While explaining that the variables were myriad — especially when it came to the fluctuating price of oil and improving extraction techniques — the study concluded that it would cost $34 million to move the operation to Las Flores and another $35 million to shut down Platform Holly one day in the future and that those costs would be properly amortized over about 15 years. The study also laid out how to do so by first passing a general ordinance about removal of all nonconforming facilities and then employing that on the specific facility. Back then, Venoco cited legal decisions related to the mining industry to argue that its vested rights to extract the oil beneath Platform Holly depend on the EOF; it’s singing a similar tune today. “It’s still a necessary facility,” said Rivas, remarking that amortization is simply “not an option.” It will fight any amortization attempt with all of its considerable might, now believing it could keep going past 2050, and it would at least have the support of the Goleta Valley Chamber of Commerce, whose director Kristen Miller opined, “This is a small business in our town in a legal industry doing a legal business, and there are property-rights issues.”


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() Santa Maria Energy: The supervisors’ 3-2 vote last November to approve the company’s proposal for 136 cyclic steam injection wells at its Orcutt Oil Field property raised eyebrows on both sides of the issue. Proponents of the project didn’t like that the board held the project to a flat annual-emissions limit of 10,000 metric tons, down from the 62,000 metric tons and okayed by the planning commission. Opponents cheered, however, hoping that the 10,000-metric-tons figure would create a new emissions threshold for the county. The operations, first proposed in 2009, will yield 3,300 barrels of oil daily.

NOT GONE, NOT FORGOTTEN: A protester sailed in opposition to Venoco’s Paredon project in 2010.

() PetroRock, LLC, Garey: In March, the planning commission gave the green light — an approval that wasn’t appealed — to 56 new oil and gas wells on a property near the town site of Garey outside of Santa Maria. Bakersfield-based PetroRock will employ cyclic steam injection and make sure emissions stay under 10,000 metric tons per year for the 1,600 barrels produced per day.

() Venoco’s Paredon: The company has long lobbied for a 17-story, onshore-to-offshore drilling rig near its existing Carpinteria processing plant (and Carpinteria City Hall). Fits and starts have plagued the project application — Measure J aimed to bypass the city approval process in 2010 but failed — which was resubmitted to the city last summer but was again deemed incomplete in March. If it came to fruition, the project would drill 20-22 wells.

() Pacific Coast Energy Company: In 2006, the company got approval for 96 cyclicsteam-injection wells at its Orcutt oil field site next door to Santa Maria Energy’s operations. And last year, the company submitted an application for 96 more. In recent months, the company has repeatedly gone before the supervisors to request a total of 94 emergency seep cans for its leaking operations.

() Sunset Exploration with ExxonMobil at Vandenberg Air Force Base: Base commanders in 2008 seemingly nixed any further notion of this project (they said it would interfere with base operations), which allows slant drilling from the base into and under state waters. However, last fall, the air force decided to look into the viability of bases being used for such purposes; the assessment was stalled due to federal sequestra-

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tion, and no official word from the air force to the county has been made. () Aera: Anywhere from 200-300 wells could be used for cyclic steam injection at this company’s site in the eastern part of the Cat Canyon Oil Field, just southeast of Santa Maria. While this project is only in the conceptual phase, the potential removal of thousands of oak trees has environmental groups concerned. () ERG Operating Company, LLC: Upward of 200 cyclic-steam-injection wells could one day dot this Bakersfield-based company’s land in the western section of the Cat Canyon Oil Field. ERG is still developing its proposal and hasn’t submitted anything to the county yet, but it has proposed an oiltransport pipeline along the nearby Foxen Canyon Road. () Solar PG&E, Cuyama: This 40-megawatt solar array is likely to come before the county planning commission in July and then the board of supervisors in September. The panels would be located across more than 300 acres and be accompanied by a 19,600-square-foot switchyard near PG&E’s Cuyama substation. () Rock mines: Scattered throughout the county are 17 mines, which source sand, gravel, flagstone, shale, and limestone. Some are near Buellton, Lompoc, and the Gaviota Coast, and some are near the Cuyama, Santa Maria, Sisquoc, and Santa Ynez rivers. Many have been in operation since the early 1900s but have recently come up for permit modifications. Big corporations like DiamondRock and CalPortland own some of the mines, while others are mom-and-pop operations. Ongoing concerns include effects on wildlife, traffic, noise, and air pollution. () Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant: Concerns about radiation and earthquakes have

only intensified in the wake of the Fukushima disaster. Operated by PG&E, this facility is now the only nuclear plant in the state (San Onofre in San Diego County closed last year). PG&E recently tried to get its license renewed early — it is up in 2024 and 2025 — but the Nuclear Regulatory Commission axed that idea. A seismic study proposed last year was shot down by the Coastal Commission, which said that the study could be done differently without harming marine life. () Sespe Oil Field, Ventura County: Although outside of Santa Barbara County, operations at this oil field have officials at Los Padres ForestWatch worried. According to Executive Director Jeff Kuyper, the 300-well site — north of Fillmore and surrounded by the Los Padres National Forest, Hopper Mountain National Wildlife Refuge, and the Sespe Condor Sanctuary — uses fracking more than any other operation along the Central Coast. More than 12 wells have been fracked in the last two years, Kuyper said, adding that most of the field’s wells are owned by Texas-based Seneca Resources. () Fracking : Although officials haven’t detected fracking in Santa Barbara County for several years, a group called the Water Guardians wants to outlaw the practice outright. They filed an initiative in March that would prohibit new projects in the county’s unincorporated regions from using fracking, cyclic steam injection (which isn’t the same as fracking as it doesn’t break the rock), and other “enhanced” techniques; the group has to collect more than 13,000 voter signatures for the supervisors to consider adopting it or placing it on the November ballot. Statewide, Senate Bill  — passed last year — requires public notification of fracking and groundwater testing before and after operations; the state also has to prepare an environmental study on the practice. How the legislation would affect the fracking in Sespe remains unclear. ■

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THURSDAY 4/24 /-/: Ground  Come see this timely play about a young woman, who, after inheriting her father’s struggling pecan farm, realizes that her once tight-knit community is divided by culture and boundaries due to the government crackdown on undocumented immigrants. Shows through May  (preview on /; pm matinees on Sat., / and /). Thu.-Sat., Wed.: :pm; Sun.: pm. Jurkowitz Theatre, SBCC West Campus. $-$; preview: $-$. Visit theatergroup or call -.

/: Michael Ray and Therese Vannier  Come meet these area authors at a signing of their debut novel, The Long Way, an epic historical fantasy about China’s Opium Wars in the mid-th century. pm. Chaucer’s Books,  State St. Free. Call -.

Fibromyalgia Spring Special  Come take advantage of a free one-week class in a -degreeheated indoor pool where licensed therapists perform “miracles,” according to patients with conditions ranging from herniated discs and hip, knee, and shoulder surgery to multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, and sciatica, among others. No swimming skills are required. Classes are available through May. Water Aerobics: Mon.-Tue. and Thu.-Fri.: -pm; Sat.: noon-pm. Aquatic Arthritis/ Fibromyalgia: Tue.-Thu.: -am. Muller Aquatic Ctr. (formerly Diver’s Den),  Anacapa St. Free-$. Ages +. Call - or -.


/: Pop-Up Opera  Join Opera S.B. in the galleries as soprano Julie Adams and pianist Cathy Miller will pay tribute to SBMA’s exhibition Michelle Stuart: Drawn from Nature and make a connection to contemporary American music that will include the familiar tunes of George Gershwin and a modern selection from André Previn’s A Streetcar Named Desire. -:pm. S.B. Museum of Art,  State St. Free. Call -.

/: Maternal Mental Health & Child Safety: The Tragic Consequences of Maternal Mood Disorders  With a roster of distinguished speakers and thought-provoking breakout groups, this event addresses the legal, ethical, medical, emotional, social, and economic impacts of maternal mental health and child neglect and the question of what should be done. Preregistration is required, and continuing education units are available. am:pm. S.B. County Education Office,  Cathedral Oaks Rd. $-$. Visit calm or call -.

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/, /: The Consul  Opera Santa Barbara will close its season

/-/: S.B. Fair & Expo  It’s that time of year when you drive by Earl Warren and scream when you see the Ferris wheel from the freeway. You know the drill: rides, farm animals, entertainment, fair food, expo showcase, and exhibit building, all in celebration of “ Years of Magic,” this year’s theme. Thu.: -pm; Fri.: -pm; Sat.: am-pm; Sun.: am-pm. Earl Warren Showgrounds,  Calle Real. $-$. Call -. with Gian Carlo Menotti’s Pulitzer Prize–winning thriller about a devoted wife and mother who clashes with the bureaucracy of a nameless police state while trying to rescue her husband and secure freedom for her persecuted family. Fri.: :pm; Sun.: :pm. Granada Theatre,  State St. $-$. Visit or call -. Read more on p. . /: Green Shorts Film Festival  This international film festival, whose origins are rooted in S.B., will showcase independent films that promote environmental awareness. All those  and older are invited to stay for an after-party in the Arlington Courtyard. Films: :-pm. Arlington Theatre,  State St. $. Visit greenshortsfilm or call -.

in a community art experience. All drawings are sold to the public, and proceeds are divided among the drawers and the museum. pm. Museum of Contemporary Art S.B.,  Paseo Nuevo. $. Call -. /: Terakaft  Come listen to this desert rock band, whose name means “caravan” in Tamasheq, perform tales of nomadic people, using droning guitars and powerful vocals in their mother tongue with the soul of the blues. pm. MultiCultural Ctr., UCSB. $-$. Visit or call -. /: Annual Student Exhibition : Reception and Award Ceremony  Take in this juried exhibition of work by beginning and advanced students in the Art Deptartment at SBCC that will represent all media including drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, and timebased media. Shows through

May . -pm. Humanities Bldg., Rm. , SBCC East Campus. Free. Call -. /-/: Mary Poppins  Get ready as the Dos Pueblos Theatre Company presents its production of this classic musical about a magical nanny who mends a broken family with enchanted life lessons. And don’t forget those celebrated songs like “Spoonful of Sugar,” “Jolly Holiday,” and “Feed the Birds.” Shows through May . Fri. and Thu., /: pm; Sat.:  and pm; Sun.: pm. Elings Performing Arts Ctr., Dos Pueblos High School,  Alameda Ave., Goleta. $$. Visit or call - x. Read more on p. .

SATURDAY 4/26 /: Santa Barbara’s Founding Day  Celebrate Santa Barbara’s nd birthday by bringing the family and watching the Presidio


/-/: Westmont Orchestra Concerto Concert  Be a part of this final concert of the music season that will feature music from the film score for The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers and a composition of the hymn You Are My All in All. Thu: :pm. Hahn Hall, Music Academy of the West,  Fairway Rd. Fri.: pm. First Presbyterian Church,  E. Constance Ave. Free-$. Call -.



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/: TGIF (Thank God It’s Funky)  Put on your boogie shoes and help disco diva DJ Darla Bea “…turn this mother out.” Wear your mini or maxi skirt or flared polyester pants and your platforms, and let’s dance the night away. :pm-:am. Blue Agave,  E. Cota St. Free. Ages +. Call -. /-/: From Dusk ‘Til Drawn : -Hour Drawing Rally  Come watch working artists draw side by side with dabblers and future artists of all ages and skill levels and disciplines, providing a unique laboratory for sharing, creating, and participating


/-/: Earth Day Festival Come celebrate with two full days of live music performances, speakers, food and drink, green car show, and a Kid’s Corner with dancing, singing, environmental education, story time, animals, and arts and crafts. Sat.: am-pm; Sun.: am-pm. Alameda Park,  S.B. St. Free. Visit 

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/-/: College Baseball: The Master’s at Westmont  This three-game series could wrap up the best regular season in Westmont baseball history. The Warriors (-) are riding a -game winning streak and have won  of their last . They are one victory short of tying the school record (-) of the  team. One more win also will guarantee them a place in the fourteam Golden State Athletic Conference tournament, and they could finish as high as first place with a sweep. Senior shortstop Joey Gonzales, a former Santa Barbara High star, is hitting . for the Warriors. Sophomore pitcher Russell Harmening has  wins, tied for the most in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. Fri.: pm; Sat.: noon (doubleheader). Russ Carr Field, Westmont College,  La Paz Rd. Free. Call -. come to life with early California music and dance, pottery, Chumash storytelling, archaeology, adobe brick making, and more! Noon-pm. El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park,  E. Canon Perdido St. Free. Call -. /: th Annual Día del Niño/Día del Libro (Day of the Child/Day of the Book)  This event will be a celebration of children, families, literacy, and libraries and will have story time, rhymes, music, craft activities, free books, and, to end the program, a traditional piñata. ¡Ven a celebrar! am-:pm. S.B. Central Library,  E. Anapamu St. Free. Call -. /: Community Forum: Women’s Economic Agenda  Congressmember Lois Capps will host this panel discussion and open community forum on the issues of what can be done to narrow gender inequities like women only earning  cents for every dollar men earn, how improved economic opportunity for women leads to stronger families and communities, and ways to expand opportunities for girls and women on the Central Coast. :pm-pm. SBCC Wake Ctr.,  N. Turnpike Rd. Free. Call () -. /-/: Quire of Voyces in Concert  As the th season comes to a close, this concert will feature one of the crowning glories of a cappella music, Sergei Rachmaninoff ’s All-Night

Vigil performed by S.B.’s premier vocal ensemble. Sat.: pm; Sun.: pm. St. Anthony’s Chapel, Garden Street Academy,  Garden St. $-$. Call -.


/: Wind in a Mirror … Ayahuasca Visions  This

multimedia one-woman show by Josie Hyde is a search for enlightenment that climaxes with an Amazonian ceremony with ayahuasca, the visionary vine of death. pm. The Pescadrome,  S. Quarantina St. $-$. Ages +. Call -. /: Walk to Cure Arthritis  This walk features a three-mile and one-mile course and will raise funds for and awareness about the nation’s leading cause of disability. Bring your kids and the dog; all are welcome to participate. am:pm. West Campus Entrance, SBCC,  Cliff Dr. Free. Visit sbwalk or call -. /: th Annual Santa Barbara VisionWalk  This annual K (.-mile) walkathon will not only

raise funds for Foundation Fighting Blindness and help those with retinal degenerative disease but also offer family fun with a bounce house, carnival games, live music, and food. Dogs are welcome! am-:am. Chase Palm Park Carousel,  E. Cabrillo Blvd. Free. Visit or call () -. /: The Fab Four: The Ultimate Tribute  Montecito Bank & Trust and Seymour Duncan present the return of the group the L.A. Times calls “The Best Beatles Band on Earth.” The -Year Anniversary Celebration of the Marjorie Luke Theatre will raise funds for the theater, with one amazing show, followed by a gathering of food & friends in the adjacent courtyard. Get ready because you will think you’re watching and hearing the real thing. -pm. The Marjorie Luke Theatre,  E. Cota St. $$. Visit or call -. /: “Homestyle” Bridge Party  Come play this friendly social game in a low-stress atmosphere where discussion is encouraged. You will play different teams on each round, and partners are available for single players. Dinner and drinks are included, and reservations are required. -:pm. S.B. Bridge Ctr.,  Las Positas Rd. $. Visit or call -. /: th Annual Art Career Day Conference  This conference is a collaboration of nine art organizations in S.B. and more than  professional artists who will give talks, round-table discussions, and individual chats to aspiring teens through young adults on how to make a career in the arts more accessible. ampm. Fé Bland Forum, SBCC West Campus. Free-$. Grades junior high-college. Visit or call -.

SUNDAY 4/27 /: The Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan and the Blessing of the Wee Beasties  Find out the legend that inspired the Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan at this ecumenical service that blesses families, individuals, and the “wee beasties” (family pets need a reservation). Wear your Scottish attire as you listen to bagpipes, organ, and piano. Tea will be

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served on the lawn after the service. pm. Trinity Episcopal Church,  State St. Free. Call -.

/: Robert Ballard  Don’t miss this great explorer’s visually gripping presentation for a look back at his major discoveries, like the hydrothermal vents in the Galápagos Rift or the most legendary of all shipwrecks, the Titanic, and a look ahead to the future of exploration in our seas, a realm we know less about than the moon. pm. Campbell Hall, UCSB. $-$. Visit or call -. Read more on p. . /: A Musical Memorial to the Holocaust  This interfaith observance of Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) is in memory of the victims of the Holocaust and in tribute to the many acts of heroism in the face of evil and will be led by Rabbi Steve Cohen, Cantor Mark Childs, and clergy from Santa Barbara’s interfaith community. There will be a performance of The Seed of Dream by Cantor Childs, pianist Minna


/: Andy Johnson Art Show, Exhibit, and Benefit  Come join the artist on his return from Japan for an afternoon of wine, music, mingling, and a unique opportunity to see and own a piece of stone sculpture that is transformative in nature and speaks by just being. Part of the proceeds benefit Community Action Fund for Women in Africa. -pm. S.B. Art Foundry,  Santa Barbara St. Free. Call -.

Miller, cellist Yakub Omsky, and the Shir Chadash Adult Choir. pm. Congregation B’nai B’rith,  San Antonio Creek Rd. Free. Call -.

MONDAY 4/28 /: Women’s Fund of Santa Barbara’s Presentation of Funds Luncheon  This collective volunteer donor group enables women to combine their charitable dollars and provide significant grants focused on the critical needs of women, children, and families in Santa Barbara, Goleta, and Carpinteria, and at least  percent of funds go directly to programs helping local people. :am. Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort,  E. Cabrillo Blvd. $. Visit or call -.


/: Children’s Literature to Love and Share  Two talented leaders in the world of children’s literature, Isabel Baker, who holds advanced degrees in education and library science, and Marla Frazee, author/illustrator, will present to parents of preschool- and early-elementaryaged children perspectives on selecting books for children, the creative writing process, and the best new children’s books of the year. pm. Crane Country Day School,  San Leandro Ln. Free. Call -. /: Aftermath  This riveting film about two Polish brothers who come to terms with their village’s longhidden role in the Holocaust brilliantly “succeeds in bringing the past into the present” (J. Hoberman, New York Times). This event will commemorate Yom HaShoah and will inaugurate Holocaust Remembrance Week at UCSB. :pm. Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall, UCSB. Free. Call -.





























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ď˜ź/ď˜ťď˜š: Queer China, Comrade China  This ďŹ lm documents the changes and developments in LGBT culture that have taken place in China over the last ď™€ď˜š years and explores the historical milestones and ongoing advocacy eorts of this community. A discussion with director Cui Zi’en will follow the screening. ď˜žpm. MultiCultural Ctr. Theater, UCSB. Free. Visit or call ď™€ď™ ď˜ť-ď™€ď˜źď›œď›œ.

ď˜ź/ď˜şď™ : Town Hall Meeting to Reduce Underage Drinking  Come discuss solutions to the complex problem of how to reduce underage drinking in our community. Panelists include District Attorney Joyce Dudley and Undersheri Don Patterson. Dinner will be provided by the Santa Barbara Chicken Ranch, and there will be on-site childcare available. ď˜ž-pm. Louise Lowry Davis Recreation Ctr., ď›œď˜şď˜ťď˜ş De la Vina St. Free. Visit cada or call ď™ ď˜žď˜ť-ď›œď˜źď˜ťď˜ť xď›œď˜šď˜ź to RSVP.

ď˜ź/ď˜ťď˜š: Lisa Darsonval  Professional dating and relationship coach Lisa Darsonval will discuss Sexy Secrets to a Juicy Love Life, a collaboration of ď˜şď™ dating coaches, matchmakers, psychotherapists, and personal coaches sharing their secrets on how to make every woman successful at creating a juicier love life to direct you along the right path in ďŹ nding your soul mate. ď˜žpm. Granada Books, ď›œď˜şď˜şď˜ź State St. Free. Call ď˜žď™ ď™ -ď˜˝ď˜žď˜˝ď˜š.

ď˜ź/ď˜şď™ : Trustee Forum: Homeland Security & Personal Privacy  This forum will focus on the complex issues raised by President Obama’s proposed reforms of policies governing the National Security Agency’s collection of Americans’ personal data. Reception: ď˜˝pm; discussion: ď˜˝:ď˜ťď˜š-ď˜żpm. Antioch University Community Hall, ď˜žď˜šď˜ş Anacapa St. Free. Visit antiochsb .edu or call ď™ ď˜žď˜ş-ď™€ď›œď˜żď™ . ď˜ź/ď˜şď™ : Ashes to Honey  Come watch this documentary that covers the long struggle of the residents of Iwaishima Island in the Inland Sea of Japan to prevent the construction of a nuclear power plant across the bay. ď˜żpm. Pollock Theater, UCSB. $ď˜˝-$ď›œď˜š. Visit or call ď™€ď™ ď˜ť-ď˜źď˜žď˜ťď˜ż.

In Commemoration of Yom HaShoah Holocaust Remembrance Week Inaugural Event

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Aftermath Monday, April 28 / 7:30 p.m. / Free Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall, UCSB

The riveting story of two Polish brothers who come to terms with their village’s long hidden role in the Holocaust, Aftermath offers “a highly unsettling look at lingering prejudice and collective guilt� (New York Daily News) and brilliantly “succeeds in bringing the past into the present� (J. Hoberman, The New York Times). Aftermath won the Yad Vashem Chairman’s Award at the Jerusalem Film Festival in 2013. Upon its release in Poland, Aftermath (Wladyslaw Pasikowski, 2013, 104 min.) received critical acclaim and also generated intense controversy, leading the film to be banned in some Polish cinemas. Presented by the Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Foundation Endowed Symposia in Jewish Studies at UC Santa Barbara and cosponsored by the Carsey-Wolf Center at UCSB.




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With (the heat of) this winter passed, it’s time to think about your spring garden. To aid in your flora decisionmaking, the S.B. Botanic Garden has an array of the green-leafed goodies to choose from at its annual spring sale. If you’re looking for native plants, the folks at the garden recommend the following: g Arctostaphylos p y densiflora ‘Howard McMinn’ (manzanita); Erigeron glaucus cultivars (California seaside daisy); iris ‘canyon snow’; Rhus integrifolia (lemonade monade berry); Salvia spathacea cea (hummingbird sage); ); Ceanothus ‘Ray Hartman’ (California wild lilac); Salvia clevelandii ‘Allen Chickering’ or ‘Winnifred ifred Gilman’ (sage); and Heucheras cultivars (coral bells).. The sale is on daily 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and goes until Sunday, May 4, at thee S.B. Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission n Canyon Road. There is no entrance fee for the sale. For more information, n, call 682-4726 or visit — MD

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s Ben Hyman ticks off his injuries, he

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Robert Ballard’s New Adventures in Exploration

n 1985, Dr. Robert Ballard became an international name when he and his crew discovered the sunken wreckage of the Titanic splintered across the ocean floor. Although he’d spent decades surveying the wonders of the seas, his work had never before garnered attention outside the science community. “I got 15,000 letters from kids in a matter of days,” he said in a recent phone conversation. “I’d done some heavy-duty science — like studying thermal vents, the origin of life on Earth — but I never got letters. But when I found this rusty old ship, and I got inundated, and I thought maybe we can turn this tragedy into something [educational].” Four years later, Ballard created the JASON Project, whose mission is “to inspire and educate kids everywhere through real science and exploration” by providing “multimedia curricular experiences in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).” Today, Ballard still believes engaging youth is fundamental to our survival. After finding the Titanic, you really moved into an educational aspect of your work. I started the JASON Project 25 years ago.

We’ve had about 15 million kids go through it. We have 2 million kids in the program right now. We have over 100,000 kids right now in Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs. We have zillions in museums, aquariums, and science centers, and then our National Geographic specials … We’re really trying to get kids wanting to be scientists and explorers and engineers. We believe it’s not about selling science; it’s about selling scientists and engineers, and we create a team that reflects the demographics of the country. For example, I’ve mandated that 55 percent will be women, in positions of leadership and authority. Why do you feel that’s so important? [Laughs.] Given the

lifestyle of Americans, if we don’t do it, we’re gonna be left in the dust.

We’re only 5 percent of the population of the planet, and so unless we are competitive, we are toast … We need people who are developing patents and dreaming up new things and are in the driving engine of ingenuity that feeds a nation. So we can’t just have people being lawyers, and we can’t have people just being doctors and taking care of sick people. We have to be on the front lines of productivity. Everyone’s born a scientist if they want to know, “Where am I? What’s going on here?” And our goal is to not let that flame of curiosity be extinguished. COURTESY INSTITUTE FOR EXPLORATION


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So you aren’t a research ship, but exploratory. We open-source our data

as we collect it, which is heresy within the academic world … We have something that’s called Doctors on Call, which is this amazing telecommunication technology that allows us to replicate the ship’s bridge wherever we want … We give the remote command centers a call if something’s going on and say, “Boot up your laptop to take a peek.” Since we don’t know everything, we want to access [experts] and get a consensus of whether [what we are viewing] is important or not.

What new adventures are you pursuing? Oh my god, they’re never ending. I’m really having fun bringing the next generation online … . I created my own trust, the Ocean Exploration Trust []. Our [mission] is to go where no one else — Michelle Drown has gone on planet Earth [such as the ocean].


Robert Ballard will speak about his new adventures in deep-sea exploration Sunday, April 27, at 3 p.m., at UCSB’s Campbell Hall as part of Arts & Lecture’s National Geographic Live program. Tickets are $25 (general), $15 (youth and UCSB students). For information, call 893-3535 or visit


Poppy Time Glorious Bursts of Color from the State Flower


pringtime in California is heralded by a glorious burst of color as the state flower, the California poppy (Escholtzia californica), blooms in a continuous wave from south to north. Its popularity may stem from the fact that it grows in almost any soil type and climatic zone, including inland deserts, foggy coasts, and the high meadows of the Sierra. It is happy in a cow pasture or along a highway roadcut — and it is extremely easy to grow in gardens, too. This poppy is usually an annual — blooming, spreading seed, and dying in just a few months, although in areas with mild winters, it may persist as a perennial for several years. Its gray-green foliage forms a ferny rosette about eight to 12 inches tall topped by flower stalks that grow several inches higher. Each flower lasts just a few days, but the show continues as more are produced through several weeks or more. Once the first wave has passed, cut the whole

plant down, and another surge will follow. There are some fabulous cultivated selections that range from palest ivory to lemon yellow, fire-engine red, and even lavender. Some varieties are crimped and crinkled; some are semi-double. Check the seed racks at area garden centers or online catalogs for the full array. There is another spectacular native poppy. As you’re speeding along the highway, the flowers look like sunny-side-up fried eggs. On closer inspection, they may seem like a fabrication of crepe paper and pipe cleaners. To touch, of course, the Matilija poppy (Romneya coulteri) is quite real. And up close, the fabulous, sweet fragrance will definitely enchant. These beguiling blossoms are enhancing the roadsides all over the county right now, sometimes in the least urbane of places. Roadcuts, railroad rights-of-way, and other disturbed places are often colonized. Starting seeds of this perennial is possible; some of the tips for success mention burning pine needles on top of the seed flat. It’s probably much easier to buy or propagate from already rooted shoots. Divisions of established plants should include well-rooted portions of the underground rhizomes. This can be tricky, so head into the middle of the clump for more mature portions in favor of the newer outer shoots. Nurseries also carry well-started plants. Once planted, as California natives, they don’t require summer water except in drought years. In the fall, cut all the foliage down close to the ground and wait for the new shoots to emerge after the first rains. Other poppy relatives are available to add to the native garden. The bush poppy and island bush poppy (Dendromecon rigida and D. harfordii) grow as sturdy shrubs or small trees with grayish-green leaves. They sport two-inch, bright yellow flowers mostly in spring and early summer with a few popping out the rest of the year. Another useful shrubby poppy is the Mexican tulip poppy (Hunnemannia fumariifolia). Small, clear yellow poppy flowers top the blue-green foliage that grows only two to three feet high. Enjoy the state flower and its relatives while traveling this spring and maybe even include them in — Virginia Hayes your landscape for patio viewing. april 24, 2014




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The Art of C.G. Jung’s Red Book This incredible collection of 23 fine art prints from the pages of C.G. Jung’s masterwork, The Red Book, was originally shown at the Venice Biennale in Italy. This has been its first showing in the United States, and the exhibit will close after the Pacifica Experience on May 5.


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A Woman Unglued

here’s a delicious moment in Sandra Tsing Loh’s new menopausal memoir when she sinks into a hot bath to read Anna Quindlen’s menopausal memoir Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake. For an instant, I believe that two of my favorite nonfiction writers are going to melt together into a smart, steamy, sisterhoody, say-what-we’re-all-thinking sort of soup. But the soak only made Loh — divorced, sleepless, bloated, and at the frayed, thready end of her tightly wound rope — feel like “a hideous monster failure” compared to the “warm, sensible” and alcohol-abstaining Quindlen, who is still married to her high school sweetheart. And what Loh wrote next was even better than sassy-scribe stew: “Anna Quindlen is a judgmental beeyotch masquerading as a nice person, and I hate her. I realize this puts me in the can’t-win position of attacking a clearly very nice and successful person … But if only we could see women crash around a bit more, particularly in middle age.” Plenty of such crashing can be seen in Loh’s new book, The Madwoman in the Volvo: My Year of Raging Hormones, a startlingly, refreshingly honest account of life as a modern woman being dragged — writhing and wailing — out of her forties. A writer and radio commentator who is coming to UCSB’s Campbell Hall in May, Loh describes her imperfect relationships with her lover, ailing father, adolescent daughters, and irritating therapist and her failure to cope gracefully with the weight gain, hot flashes, forgetfulness, and panic attacks of perimenopause. She wrote the book after herself searching for a book to shed light on her mid-life mania. “When you read through the first 10 books on menopause, ” she told me in an interview by Starshine last week, “it’s all medical stuff: no alcohol, no caffeine, no sugar, drink more water, eat more kale, take more walks. And there’s something to that, email: but it’s like a Band-Aid when your limb has been hacked off. When I started talking to women who had gone through it, they were saying, ‘It’s a really crazy time, and it will get better, but do whatever you have to do to get through it. If you need to eat chocolate or drink or smoke — as long as you don’t endanger your children — just do it.’” She told me that one friend gained 25 pounds during menopause and swore she’d never have survived “the change”— and the death of her mother — if she hadn’t packed on those pounds. “She said, ‘Listen, fat stores estrogen, I feel much calmer, and that’s it. I just gained it, and I’m fine.’” Together, Loh and I burst out laughing at this statement as though it’s the most absurd and deliriously fantastic thing anyone has ever said. And it very well might be. “As soon as you drop the mask of your perfect marriage or clean car, everybody comes forward with these stories,” she said. “There are a lot of women riding around — and their stuff is coming unglued.” But this isn’t Loh’s first ungluing. She faced a public backlash after the Atlantic Monthly published her 2009 essay in which she confessed to having an affair that led to a divorce — and (gasp!) called into question the very institution of marriage. “People were saying, ‘Man, I don’t want to see this wreckage on the pages of the Atlantic. Shut this woman up!’” she recalled. I for one am glad she kept writing. And writhing. And wailing. And so, for the record, is she. “Once you get through the storm, it’s fantastic and unbelievable. I feel better!” she swears. “I’m having the best time, my life is the most full and interesting, and I expect it to get better and better.” To be clear, though, it may be years before she takes to the tub with Anna Quindlen again.


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S.B. Sports Writer Philip Patton Gets Inducted into the Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame

treasured newspaper clippings I’ve saved is a sports column dated January 24, 1971. It was the last time “Patton’s Press Box” appeared in the News-Press. It begins, HAIL TO THE HORSEMEN: Westmont College claimed its second consecutive U.S. Polo “This will probably be the Association Intercollegiate Championship this month. Flanked by coaches John Westley (far left) and Wendy Westley are Westmont College’s two-time national polo champions: hardest column I’ve ever (from left) David Samaniego, Tony Uretz, Patrick Uretz, and Jake Bergman. attempted.” In conclusion, the writer says he achieved “all four NCAA tournaments, including her senior year, when the fulfillment ever wanted or he noted there had been the Gauchos reached the Sweet 16 and gave Connecticut its needed by a man just doing “more teams to be covered toughest game. his job to the best of his abiland growing interests to be  Andy Sheaffer: The Carpinteria native capped his stellar ity. And for that, we have each satisfi ed. ” He had seen the THE SPORTING KIND: Philip Patton loved covering sports track-and-field career at UCSB at the 1991 NCAA Chamof you — friend and associate, in Santa Barbara, especially in his dual role as the first playGaucho football team play pionships, where he received All-America recognition by athlete and reader — to humin a bowl game and UCSB by-play announcer of UCSB football and basketball, as well as the Gauchos’ beat writer for the News-Press for 16 years. placing sixth in the hammer throw with a toss of 2108. bly thank!” sports advance to UniverPhilip Patton’s last sity Division status. He printed words were a true reflection of the man — unaffected, played a part in the founding of the Santa Barbara Athletic The Hall of Fame induction ceremony and dinner, part of Round Table. straightforward, and humble. He loved covering sports in this weekend’s All Gaucho Reunion, will be held at the Santa It was not, tragically, a long-awaited retirement that Santa Barbara, especially in his dual role as the first play-byBarbara Art Foundry in the Funk Zone on Saturday evening. brought this solid journalist to the end of his active career. It play announcer of UCSB football and basketball, as well as To make a reservation, call Christina Baglas at 893-5372. the Gauchos’ beat writer. On many an occasion, he would call was throat cancer. On the night of October 9, 1971, Nadel — REPEAT CHAMPIONS: What do Stanford, Cornell, and a game over KTMS radio, write a detailed game story, and who had taken over the Gaucho beat — announced to listenVirginia have in common, besides being well-heeled universithrow in a column or a sidebar. ers of the UCSB-Cal State Northridge football broadcast that As sports editor of the News-Press, Patton was my first boss Patton, his “friend and mentor,” had died. He was 45 years old. ties? In that order, their polo teams lost to the horsemen of when I began my career in 1968. His work ethic rubbed off on He was survived by a lovely wife, Rita, and seven children, one Westmont College, which claimed its second consecutive U.S. Polo Association Intercollegiate Championship this my colleagues John Nadel and Dave Kohl and me. We did of whom, Mark Patton, became a fine sports writer. not complain about working both early mornings (to get the UCSB’s venture into big-time football also died, from a month. The Warriors demolished Stanford, 22-3, in the Westafternoon paper out) and nights (to cover games), or coming financial hemorrhage, at the end of the 1971 season. It is gone ern Regional Finals. In the nationals in Brookshire, Texas, into the office six days a week from September to April. but not forgotten. Many Gaucho gridders of the ’60s have they edged Cornell in the semifinals, 15-14, and rode past VirBut the boss was not such a slave to the ringing phones and become supporters of their alma mater’s athletic programs. ginia in the title match, 16-13. chattering AP and UPI sports teletypewriters that he would The man who faithfully reported their exploits is not forgotCollegiate polo is the arena version, played on 100-yard skip meal breaks. We would lunch at Caesar Uyesaka’s café ten either. Philip Patton, the original “Voice of the Gauchos,” indoor fields.“We do the phalanx battle formation,” said on State Street. He took me to dinner at the Heidelberg Inn will be inducted into the Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Westmont’s coach, John Westley of the Santa Barbara Polo School. “I picked it up from my British school rugby days and on Victoria Street and introduced me to Löwenbräu, when it Fame on Saturday, April 26. applied it to polo.” was imported from Munich and had the taste of a craft beer UCSB’s Hall of Fame Class of 2014 (new selections are Westmont was a No. 5–seeded team last year when it decades before craft beers became the rage. announced every two years) also includes some pioneering defeated Colorado State for its first national championship.“It Saturday nights on the desk were pressure-packed because teams and two outstanding athletes: was tougher this time around,” Westley said, even though his the Sunday paper was a morning edition. The top story might  The women’s volleyball teams of 1972-74: They reached roster was intact: Patrick Uretz, the captain, and his brother be a late UCSB game in Long Beach or San Diego. Patton Tony Uretz; David Samaniego, winner of the sportsmanthree consecutive AIAW national championship Final would dictate his story over the phone, often having written ship award at the nationals; and Jake Bergman. All but Tony Fours and finished third twice. The AIAW was the highest just the opening paragraphs and composing the rest on the Uretz will graduate this year. level of women’s intercollegiate athletics before the NCAA fly as the deadline approached. It was with respect and appreembraced the sports. hension that I typed my first dictation from him.  The 2004 men’s soccer team: It established UCSB as a TOP 100: Curly Guillen of Goleta led almost 40 Santa The tone of his writing, win or lose, was always posinational power, setting the standard for the NCAA title that Barbara area finishers at the 118th Boston Marathon with his tive about the hometown teams. Having gotten his master’s came two years later. The ’04 Gauchos boast the school’s best second sub-2:30 performance. He finished 75th out of 36,000 degree at Northwestern, he was a Chicago Cubs fan, and as season record (21-1-3) and put on probably its greatest perrunners in 2:28:30.“This race is bigger than my own goals,” such, he learned to accept failure as an essential part of the formance, a 5-0 drubbing of Duke in the NCAA semifinals. Guillen said.“When they put the medal around my neck, I athletic experience. 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or the second year in a row, a veritable Justice League of winemaking superheroes — Jim “Superman” Clendenen of Au Bon Climat, Bob “Batman” Lindquist of Qupé, Morgan “Wonder Woman” Clendenen of Cold Heaven, Ken “Aquaman” Brown of Ken Brown, Frank “Flash” Ostini of Hitching Post, and so forth — are joining forces to support The Family School of Los Olivos, which many of their children attend or have attended in the past. To do so, each of the participating vintners donated a barrel of Rhône varietal wine, which Clendenen and winemakers Bion Rice (Sunstone/ Artiste), Larry Schaffer (Tercero), and Mark Horvath (Crawford Family) blended into TFS Legacy II Cuvée. (Those not name-dropped so far are Andrew Murray, Steve Beckmen, Joey Tensley, and Standing Sun’s John Wright, the latter two of whom have kids currently enrolled there, along with Rice and Schaffer.) The resulting 140 cases of the wine, which this year is 58 percent syrah, 17.4 percent grenache, 8.7 percent mourvèdre, 8.7 percent merlot, and 7.2 percent viognier, will be sold at $500 a pop during the Bounty of the Valley event on Saturday, April 26, at Sunstone’s French-châteauinspired Villa. “It will all sell out that night,” said Rice confidently, noting that last year’s event raised $60,000 in one swoop. As part of the live and silent auctions, there will also be 12 magnums and three nine-liter jeroboams, which Rice said are “basically a case of wine in one bottle.” The event, which costs $75 to attend, will also pit the Santa Ynez Valley’s top chefs (Budi Kazali of the Ballard Inn, Brian Champlin of Succulent Café, Jeff Olsson of Industrial Eats, Clark Staub of Full of Life Flatbread, Robbie Wilson of Mattei’s Tavern, and David Cecchini of Cecco) against each other for the title of “Best Slider.” Those seeking an even more unique experience can, for $1,000 per person, attend a more intimate dinner on Friday night, April 25, in Sunstone’s caves, or up the ante to $5,000 per couple for a two-night stay at the Villa, both evening events, a Saturday outing, and a case of the Legacy II. “Obviously, legacy is what this is all about,” said Rice, explaining that the winemakers’ repeated donations are a true “testimonial” to the school’s community impact.“We want to build a legacy for The Family School.” MORE See — Matt Kettmann

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THEE OH SEES DROP Last year, fans all but thought Thee Oh Sees had called it quits. There were talks of “breaks” and “transitional periods.” Frontman John Dwyer had left his longtime home of San Francisco for L.A., and his bandmates weren’t following suit. For fans, Drop will be a welcome surprise, if only because they didn’t see it coming. But even those unacquainted with Thee Oh Sees brand of reverbfriendly, psychedelic garage rock will find something to get behind here. The whole thing kicks off with the twee-like 8-bit chimes of “Penetrat-



here are operas on film. There are films about opera. But Philip Glass’s Beauty and the Beast is a unique creation: an opera not only inspired by a cinematic classic but also designed to be experienced simultaneously with the original. “No one had ever done this before: take a talking film, turn off the soundtrack, and create a new one from start to finish,” said Michael Riesman, who has been part of the project since its inception in 1995. He will conduct the Philip Glass Ensemble in a live performance of the score — accompanied by the film, of course — this Wednesday at the Granada Theatre. The film is the 1946 classic La belle et la bête, directed by Jean Cocteau — a genius whose work Glass found continually inspiring. As Riesman noted in a recent interview, the composer turned one Cocteau screenplay into a more conventional opera and another into a ballet/opera. For this one, he decided to overlay new music onto the ethereal imagery. “It was quite a complicated process,” Riesman recalled.“[After we received the first draft of the score] we found there were lots of problems. The bed of music was okay, but the vocal parts weren’t close enough [to the actors’ dialogue] to be convincing. I thought we needed to at least do as good a job as a badly dubbed film. The right person’s mouth had to be moving!

HEART OF GLASS: The Philip Glass Ensemble (top) reimagines the score to Jean Cocteau’s 1946 classic, La belle et la bête (above).

“Sometimes we shifted the vocal line; in other cases, we threw it back to Philip, who would totally rewrite the section. This went on for weeks. We were already in rehearsals, so it was pretty scary. Fresh pages were coming in daily.” ing Eye,” but that sonic introduction explodes about 30 seconds in, saw-like guitars and drums blazing a trail of remarkable fury in its wake. Meanwhile, Dwyer offers up a chastising chorus of “la la las” over the onslaught. From there, Drop progresses like an amplified drug trip. “Encrypted Bounce” offers looping drums and a whole lot of buzzy guitar noodling; “Put Some Reverb on My Brother” is a twisted little psych-rock affair whereby Dwyer throws his voice through a delay pedal and achieves some gloriously sinister

However hurried, the results were magnificent. In the New York Times, Allan Kozinn praised the way Glass’s music reflected the film’s “visual and atmospheric touches.” He also praised baritone Gregory Purnhagen’s “powerful and touching” performance as the Beast, which the singer will reprise at the Granada. “We have four singers playing all the roles,” Riesman explained.“They’re singing on the right and left sides of the stage, well out of the line of sight of the screen. Below the screen is the ensemble, which consists of three keyboard players and three wind players. My attention is divided between looking at the score and looking up for cues. My eyes are constantly going back and forth from the music, to see what the next cue point is, to the screen to look for it.” Riesman has conducted the score more than 100 times over the past 19 years and considers it one of Glass’s masterpieces. But he admits he sometimes feels constrained by the need to synchronize with the film. “I’m sometimes compelled to put the brakes on music that would sometimes be better served if it could just go where the players were taking it,” he said. “But that’s the price we pay for doing something like this.” UCSB Arts & Lectures presents the Philip Glass Ensemble at the Granada Theatre ( State St.) on Wednesday, April 30, at 8 p.m. Call 893-3535 or visit — Tom Jacobs .edu for tickets and info.

effects. And a little over halfway through, “Camera” gussies up a super-simple guitar hook with some of the album’s warmest harmonies, conjuring images of desert sunsets and starry-eyed hippiedom despite its fuzzed-out flourishes. The whole thing hits its climax with “Transparent World,” a feedback-driven exercise in sonic layering that’s part Flaming Lips weirdness, part Sonic Youth guitar worship. It’s whacked out in the best way possible and indicative of a band that’s back in action and loving every minute of it. — Aly Comingore


SUPERCALIFRAGILISTIC And you know the rest: expialidocious. Mary Poppins, one of the most beloved movie musicals of all time, has received the full West End/Broadway musical-theater treatment, courtesy not only of Disney Theatrical but also of the P. L. Travers estate, and now, the Dos Pueblos High School Theatre Company. The intrepid Clark Sayre and his devoted cast and crew were chosen as one of only six high school theater groups in the country given the green light to pilot this first round of high school productions. Director Sayre describes the production, which will run April 25-May 3 at the Elings Performing Arts Center at Dos Pueblos, as the biggest show he’s ever done, citing “costumes, sets, dialect, light cues, and projection cues” as just some of the concerns as he and his team prepare for this highprofile opening. Executives from the Walt Disney Company will join DP family, friends, and theater buffs in the audience when Mary Poppins hits the stage on Friday, April 25, at 7 p.m. When asked about the appeal that won him over to this show, Sayre said that he loves “the kid-like sense of wonder” that the show creates. “I want the adults in the audience to remember that feeling, and I want the young people to experience it.” He acknowledged that “any time you create a play version of an iconic movie, it’s bound to be a challenge” but ended by insisting that “the play script refocuses the story on what’s really important to the Banks family.” Speaking of family, the director has got plenty of his own involved this time, as well — all four Sayres are working on the production. Sayre’s son, Blaine, will play Bert, his daughter, Kailey, will perform in the ensemble, and his wife, Sharon, has been an integral part of the production team since day one. For tickets and information, visit dptheatrecompany .org. — Charles Donelan

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IT’S NO EIFFEL TOWER Jade Doskow: Lost Utopias. At wall space gallery. Ongoing. Reviewed by Charles Donelan


ifty years ago this spring, on April 22, 1964, the New York World’s Fair opened in Flushing Meadows. Following just two years after the Century  Exposition, otherwise known as the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair, the New York exposition served as an opportunity for corporate America to flex its collective marketing muscles and for people from all over the world to gather and contemplate a gussied-up version of the future. New technologies like the touch-dial telephone were displayed alongside a bewildering array of entertainments and distractions — everything from go-go dancers in the New Orleans Mardi Gras pavilion to the one thing that nearly all visitors to this particular world’s fair seem to remember: Belgian waffles. The fair in New York ran for two consecutive years from April until October, but after the second season in 1965, the vendors packed up and went home, and what was left of the elaborate halls and pavilions GLOBALIZED: Jade Doskow’s 2008 photo almost immecaptures the Unisphere from the 1964 New diately fell into York World’s Fair. The fair’s motto was “Peace serious decay. To Through Understanding.” most New Yorkers, the ruins of the abandoned world’s fair site are relegated to a flashing glimpse through the car window on the way to or from John F. Kennedy International Airport, but for photographer Jade Doskow, this location, along with more than 50 other former world’s fair sites around the globe, has become the subject, inspiration, and muse for an ambitious project to travel to and document what is left. Doskow was in Santa Barbara on Saturday, April 19, to show her work and to talk about the project, which she calls Lost Utopias, at a special presentation at Crista Dix’s wall space gallery in the Funk Zone. Dix, who has revolutionized the fine-art photography scene in Santa Barbara since arriving here from Seattle in 2010, has another show in the space now, something called A Little Madness in the Spring, featuring work by Aline Smithson and Amy Stevens that’s an exuberant riff on femininity and visual style, but due to her relentless pursuit of photographic excellence, she was able to lure Doskow, who was traveling to some West Coast fair sites, to stop in and explain what she’s been up to for the last seven years. The Lost Utopias project marries the detail-oriented, highly aestheticized sensibility of a trained artist working on traditional film with a 4×5 view camera with a voracious appetite for history and a sharp understanding of cultural context. Moving rapidly through a splendid array of examples from her work, Doskow delivered what amounted to a mini-course on the history and sociology of the world’s fair movement. Beginning in the mid-19th century with the London Exposition and its legendary Crystal Pavilion, the world’s fair juggernaut reached its first apex in 1889 with the creation of the Eiffel Tower for the Paris Exposition Universelle. Ever since then, world’s fairs have been involved in a kind of contest, architecturally and otherwise, to top that most famous version. As Doskow explained to the group gathered at wall space on Saturday, perhaps the most frequent remark made concerning later structures created in these contexts has been,“Well, it’s no Eiffel Tower.” As for the photographs, they are ravishing. Doskow takes great pains with her setups, having learned the hard way that these shoots require both remote and on-site planning to succeed. Some of the most brilliant images come from the Expo ’67 site in Montreal, which can claim the distinction of having given a home to both some of the best world’s fair art (e.g., a magnificent Alexander Calder and an early Buckminster Fuller geodesic dome) and to having given an actual home to the real people who continue to live today in what was then the modular housing of the future. This conversation, which gave an exciting look at an important project, is a great example of the way that wall space has ■ contributed to the culture of the Funk Zone and the city.




ALL SHOOK UP: Elvis Presley is among the popculture icons featured in Dystopian Distractions!

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aised in a fundamentalist Christian family in North Carolina, he’s now a New York–based artist making boundary-pushing performance pieces. Simultaneously masculine and effeminate, an entertainer and an intellectual, Mark Dendy has made an art of defying categorization. At the same time, the former Martha Graham dancer has immersed himself in many worlds, from drag shows to illustrious opera companies, experimental site-specific works to commercial Broadway productions. This weekend, the curtain goes up on Dendy’s latest creation: Dystopian Distractions!, a wild romp through politics and pop culture — and it’s happening here in Santa Barbara. The world premiere marks the culmination of this year’s DANCEworks residency. A partnership between SUMMERDANCE Santa Barbara and the Lobero Theatre Foundation now in its sixth year, DANCEworks gives emerging and established dance makers a full month on the Lobero stage to experiment and create new work — with no stipulation as to what that work must look like when it’s performed at month’s end. It’s an unprecedented opportunity in an increasingly manic performing-arts landscape where choreographers often get less than half that time to build a piece and rarely get access to the stage until the day of the show. But what makes this an especially precious residency for Dendy is the permission he feels to pursue politically charged, controversial material without fear of censorship. Sitting with me in a Santa Barbara dance studio at the start of his residency, Dendy emphasized the significance of that artistic license. Having spent six years working in what he calls “the fishbowl” of Broadway musical theater, where directors and producers scrutinized his every decision, he’s especially grateful to DANCEworks director Dianne Vapnek for her implicit trust and hands-off approach. “She gives me a lot of freedom and no conditions,” he said. Having such trust has been crucial for the creation of Dystopian Distractions!, a satirical antiwar work that would have been impossible to make, say, on Broadway. “Who’s making antiwar stuff right now?” Dendy challenged, only to answer his own question: “Nobody.” Referencing German choreographer Kurt Jooss’s The Green Table, a ballet choreographed in 1932 in response to the perceived futility of war-cabinet negotiations, Dendy noted that few companies are even performing that masterpiece these days, let alone commissioning new works of its kind. At the same time that Dendy’s powerful convictions and frustrations suffuse this work, Dystopian Distractions! is shaping up to be an evening filled with comedy and levity, albeit of the darker variety. In rehearsal last week, four company members marked through a section of the dance they’ve dubbed “Elvis Heaven.” One by one, they struck poses with an invisible microphone, tottered across the stage like drunk rock stars trying to hold it together, and shimmied their way between life-size cardboard cutouts of the King. Just a peek at the rehearsal process made it clear that Dendy admires the very same culture he satirizes. With Dystopian Distractions!, he strikes a delicate balance between

antiwar sentiment, irreverent tone, and possible sexual references, and advising parental discretion. Consider yourself warned. One fact I might not have known, had I not asked, is that for Dendy, the brutal legacy of war has personal as well as ideological significance. “My father was a guard on the piers in Japan during World War II,” he explained. “At the very end, when the kamikaze were blowing themselves up, he had to walk the piers alone during the graveyard shift. He was terrified; he had to drink a lot of sake to get through it.” He spoke, too, of an uncle who served. “He was never the same after he came back,” Dendy said. “Eventually, he shot himself.” But Dendy didn’t linger long on family biography, moving instead to broader observations. “War affects a man; he becomes a father; it affects his children, and the children’s children, and the relationships those children have,” he DYNAMIC DANCE DUO: Mark Dendy credits DANCEworks said. director Dianne Vapnek for providing choreographers with Though Dystopian Distractions! makes his unprecedented creative freedom. stance on warfare clear, Dendy said he’s “not under any illusion that this piece will stop war.” lampooning and vilifying symbols of modern American society, “I hope that it will do what other works of art have done for from former U.S. secretary of defense Donald Rumsfeld (a role me, which is to inspire. I’m not trying to change the opposition; Dendy himself will play) to infamous child beauty-pageant con- I’m hoping to inspire the choir.” testant Honey Boo Boo. Perhaps surprisingly, given permission to take whatever cre“You can’t make didactic theater unless you’re going to be ative risks feel right, Dendy finds himself returning to some of the entertaining,” he noted as we spoke, citing that line’s originator conventions of show business, finally free to blend the glitz and — German playwright Bertolt Brecht — among his inspirations. sparkle of that world with the darker, harder edge of his political As in years past, 2014’s DANCEworks residency has included discontent. So far, he noted, he seems to be getting away with it. an education-outreach component, but unlike prior artists, “They may come and take me away in the night,” he said. Dendy has decided against creating a specific work for Santa I’m pretty sure he meant it as a joke. Barbarans, instead integrating dancers and nondancers from the DANCEworks 2014 presents Mark community into the main work he’ll be presenting. A select group Dendy Dance and Theater Projects of Santa Barbara adults, teens, and children have taken part in in the world premiere of Dystopian rehearsals with the choreographer and his professional company Distractions! at the Lobero Theatre (33 E. and will appear in sections throughout the final production this Canon Perdido St.) on Saturday, April 26, at Saturday. 8 p.m. Dance critic Rachel Howard will give a All those involved in the process have been informed that free pre-show talk to ticket holders at 7:15 p.m. Dendy’s pulling no punches in criticizing U.S. military power and Call 963-0761 or visit for tickets and foreign policy. Visitors to the Lobero’s website will find a short info. To learn more about DANCEworks, visit description of Dystopian Distractions!, followed by an asterisk and a note alerting potential audience members of the production’s

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THE COLD WAR, SET TO MUSIC Opera Santa Barbara Resurrects The Consul


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s recent events have reminded us, the Cold War wasn’t all that much fun. Sure, there was all that exciting espionage dramatized in The Americans. But for common people caught up in the standoff between two superpowers — which, in a sense, was pretty much all of us — the conflict was a continual source of tension and dread. With Russia and the West squaring off once again, this time over Ukraine, Opera Santa Barbara has picked the perfect time to revive Gian Carlo Menotti’s The Consul. Filled with characters who long for freedom, fear for their safety, and feel caught between two countries, this muchlauded musical drama will give STUCK IN THE MIDDLE: The young wife of a freedom fighter is at audiences a visceral sense of a the center of Gian Carlo Menotti’s Cold War-era opera The Consul , frightening era. which Opera Santa Barbara will perform this Friday and Sunday at “It’s a very affecting story the Granada Theatre. about how a political system can destroy the fabric of a family,” said stage director guide was very standoffish at first,” she recalled, “but we Jonathan Fox, who is moonlighting from his regular job gradually got through to her that we weren’t the enemy. as artistic director of Ensemble Theatre Company.“The At the end, my parents wanted to buy her a gift, and she plot itself is interesting, and then it has these surrealistic told them, ‘I can’t even go into the stores you’re allowed to moments within it. It’s unlike anything I’ve ever seen go into.’ I remember how grateful she was to my parents before in opera.” for buying her a boom box. That’s what she wanted for Originally staged on Broadway in 1950, The Consul her kids. I’m remembering that as I’m playing Magda. As won the Pulitzer Prize and New York Drama Critics’ a kid, it helped me to really understand what it meant to Circle Award for Best Musical. Set in an unnamed central be free.” European nation ruled by a repressive regime, it centers Like all of Menotti’s works aside from the Christmas around Magda (Alexandra LoBianco), the young wife of classic Amahl and the Night Visitors, The Consul faded a freedom fighter. from view over the decades — a casualty of changing When her husband literally heads for the hills after times and a lack of big tunes. “The music is kind to your being exposed, she makes her way to the consulate of an ears and very passionate,” said Wilson,“but there aren’t unnamed Western country, hoping to be granted asylum. melodies you go home and hum.” Once there, she waits. And waits. That said, the conductor considers it a strong score, Thus begins her fierce battle with bureaucracy, which including 20 minutes or so of purely orchestral music. is embodied by the consulate’s secretary (Nina Yoshida “He has a distinct style,” Wilson said of Menotti.“He’s an Nelsen). The consulate is continually filled with people Italian composer for sure, in the way he writes vocal lines. hoping for a visa, but as the secretary is constantly But there’s also a lot of Americanism in his writing. He reminding them all, the requirements are highly specific. really understands drama. Papers must be in order. “Menotti loved the waltz,” he added.“He brings it Everyone has extenuating circumstances — Magda in quite a few times here. He uses the form ironically: has a sickly child — but the secretary can’t, or won’t, make Waltzes are very controlled and proper, and he brings exceptions. Rules must be followed.“Everyone who has them in just at the point where things spin out of conbeen annoyed waiting at the DMV, or trying to obtain trol.” documents to get a passport, will relate,” said conductor When artistic director Jose Maria Condemi first Brent Wilson. approached Fox about directing the work, they discussed Except, of course, our run-ins with bureaucrats the possibility of updating it and changing its location — are generally not matters of life-and-death. Magda’s is perhaps to Central America, to reflect today’s controverjust that. “I broke down in rehearsal the other day, just sies over immigration. because of the intense emotions,” said LoBianco, the Ultimately, they decided against it, and it turned out to recent winner of two major singing awards.“It hits me be the right call. Thanks to Vladimir Putin, Europe once every time.” again is the ideal setting for this timeless story of fear, Indeed, working on the piece has brought back Cold freedom, and frustration. War memories for both her and Fox.“Back in the mid’80s, before the Berlin Wall came down, I was in West Opera Santa Barbara presents Berlin, and I got a one-day visa to visit East Berlin,” the The Consul at the Granada director recalled.“As I was leaving, I remember thinking Theatre (1214 State St.) on to myself, ‘I can leave. The guys I was hanging out with Friday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, can’t.’ ” April 27, at 2:30 p.m. Call 899-2222 or visit Around that same time, LoBianco, age 8, took a trip for tickets and info. to the U.S.S.R. with her family.“I remember our tour

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THEY’VE DONE IT AGAIN: The National (from left: Aaron Dessner, Scott Devendorf, Matt Berninger, Bryce Dessner, and Bryan Devendorf ) heads to the Santa Barbara Bowl on Friday in support of the band’s Grammynominated album, Trouble Will Find Me.


ore than a decade since its inception, The National seems dead set on keeping things interesting. For Trouble Will Find Me, the band’s latest — and arguably “biggest”— album to date, twin guitarists Aaron and Bryce Dessner, brothers Scott (bass) and Bryan (drums) Devendorf, and frontman Matt Berninger coalesced in a rented cabin in upstate New York and started writing. The excursion proved fruitful early on, producing a number of songs that quickly became album contenders. More importantly, though, it found the band members working more collaboratively — and feeling more excited by the process — than they had in years. “It was kind of like a three-week band camp,” laughed Scott, phoning in from outside The Chicago Theatre, where the band was halfway through a three-night run of sold-out concerts. “We really wanted to play together and see what came out of it — and a lot of great stuff did,” he continued. “But so much of that process was just about working together and getting back into that groove.” Since forming in 1999, The National has written a kind of nuanced, finely wrought rock music that burns slow and shimmers with anxiety. The Dessner brothers, both classically trained, do the majority of the band’s compositional heavy lifting, and the music they pen is filled with subtle symphonic layers and hocketed guitar lines. As The National’s lone lyricist, Berninger tends toward the abstract, though 52


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the images he conjures are almost immediately relatable. And delivered in his forceful baritone, the words hit hard, no matter how you care to interpret them. “Tell yourself that someone knows / You should know me better than that,” he intones on “I Should Live in Salt,” the lead track on Trouble Will Find Me. “Matt writes a lot — all of the time — but then he discards or doesn’t use a lot of what he writes,” said Scott of Berninger’s process. “Sometimes I don’t want to know what the songs are about. I have a sense just from knowing Matt personally for a long time, but I don’t ask any questions.” For all of these reasons, along with the band’s commitment to democratic decision making and intense scrutinizing, The National’s albums usually arrive as fully focused visions: 2005’s Alligator tended toward songs about fleeting youth; 2007’s Boxer was a simmering and almost anthemic examination of settling into adulthood; 2010’s High Violet, a masterpiece about the darkness and paranoia that comes with raising a family. It’s said that much of the early writing for Trouble Will Find Me was based, at least in part, on the birth of Aaron’s first child. “With the creative process, you don’t always know what you’re chasing, which I think is good,” said Scott of the band’s notoriously rigorous writing practice. “There’s always this questioning of ‘Is this terrible? Is this good?’ Our songs start with these basic sketches, which are all appealing on a certain level, and then it turns into a big mess, and we clean it up in the end. Things just kind of reveal themselves over

time, and we learn more with each record. But we also don’t ever want to make the same record over again.” Onstage, The National’s mode is far less exacting. The songs are restructured to be played live, and the guitars, pianos, and horns swirl around and under the vocals with a gentle insistency. At the kit, Bryan pounds out lush, propulsive drum fills colored with fluttering cymbals that are placed purposefully high in the mix. Meanwhile, Berninger swigs from a bottle of wine, climbs on top of stuff, and, more often than not, delivers a chunk of the set from the venue floor. The whole thing is a cathartic spectacle in the way only great rock concerts can be. And, like the band’s records, no two are alike. “We’re not the kind of band that smacks you in the face with an awesome pop song,” laughed Scott. “There’s a certain element of emotional uncertainty in the music, and it doesn’t mean the same thing for everyone. That’s the great thing about rock music, though; if there’s an enigmatic quality and you find your own meaning in the lyrics that makes it listenable, it draws you back to it.” For Trouble Will Find Me, the band took that mutual love of rock music and applied it with renewed gusto. Bouncing between their cabin and the nearby Dreamland Studios, they worked together unlike they ever had before, often writing songs collectively and recording tracks live as a full band.“Everyone lives in different places now, so getting together is kind of a logistical nightmare,” said Scott. “I think just being up

there with all of us was something that we really enjoyed as a group.” Part of that renewed energy, the band believes, has a lot to do with keeping busy. In between The National albums, the Dessner twins have taken on a number of production projects (Local Natives, Sharon Van Etten), which they said helped instill a newfound respect for positive criticism. Meanwhile, Berninger has been throwing himself behind his brother Tom’s documentary, Mistaken for Strangers. While piloted as a roc doc about the band, Tom’s recently released and utterly poignant little tour film ultimately focuses on family and the at-times strained relationship between him and his rock-star brother. So now, with nearly a year of touring a new record behind them, The National is staying resolute in its desire to mix things up. And the results are promising, to say the least.“We spend so much time fussing with the songs when we’re recording, so now that we’re touring, they’re morphing constantly,” said Scott. “And I think they’re getting better. Or at least I hope to think that’s the case.” The National plays the Santa Barbara Bowl (1122 N. Milpas St.) with Portugal. The Man on Friday, April 25, at 7 p.m. Call 962-7411 or visit for tickets and info.

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ock stars don’t come any more sophisticated or iconic than Bryan Ferry, who spent last Saturday night showing an enthusiastic crowd that he’s still got a lot more going for him than just a great wardrobe. Clad in a floral brocade smoking jacket and looking fit and trim at 68, Ferry led a crack young band of eight musicians through a fan’s dream of a set list. Starting out with “Re-Make/Re-Model,” off of the first Roxy Music album, Ferry quickly reached all the way forward to his huge solo hit,“Slave to Love.” Remarkably self-effacing for a frontman — he steered the band through several numbers from behind a keyboard that was tucked away upstage left — Ferry nevertheless projected his carefully crafted persona with precision and power, especially on Roxy classics like “If There Is Something,”“Editions of You,” and “Both Ends Burning.” Although these jagged, challenging, avant-garde anthems from the first two Roxy Music albums remain less familiar to most fans than his later work, they sounded great live, with a twisted, mashed-up sensibility that felt very much of the moment. As for later Roxy and Ferry hits like “More Than This,” “Avalon,” and “Dance Away,” they continue to incite enthusiastic “This is my jam!” responses from the same folks who partied and made out to this music back in the 1980s. Apparently a little time is all it takes to bring the two sides ■ of one great artist together.

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or the past few weeks, I’ve been comparing Jagwar Ma to their fellow Aussie psych-rock brethren Tame Impala. And on record, the comparison seems legit: Both bands are fans of sonic layering; both toe the line between dizzying weirdness and catchy hooks. Still, when Jagwar Ma hit the stage at SOhO last Wednesday night, it was immediately apparent that Tame Impala they are not. While Jagwar Ma’s members most definitely dabble in psychedelia, their live show is more interested in getting feet moving than heads bobbing. And to their credit, at least in Santa Barbara, they succeeded wildly. Only one album into their career, the band’s set list consisted of nearly every song off their debut, Howlin. Like their recorded counterparts, the songs were constructed piece by piece, growing from unassuming synth hooks to grand sonic landscapes with deep grooves. Take, for example, “Uncertainty,” an early highlight that slinked along languidly before the bass kicked in, ushering the night’s first full-room dance party. Later, “Four” would provide the climax; the song’s rapid-fire beats were fluidly looped and layered, and for about five minutes, the whole place started to resemble a rave. As with most young bands, there were also some misses. Stripped of his vocal effects, frontman Jono Ma comes across a little thin, and the too-polished pop of tracks like “Man I Need” and “Come Save Me” did him no favors. Still, for a first headlining tour, Jagwar Ma is firing on all cylinders. Better still, they’re well on their way to crafting an ■ identity all their own.



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SPACE OUT: When it rains, it pours, or so the saying goes. And this Friday, there’s a musical storm a-brewin’. Early on in the night, the Santa Barbara Bowll hosts h t what h t I’ I’ve llong been calling the concert event of the season, featuring Portugal. The Man and indie-rock powerhouse The National. (For more on that, see page 52.) But for the ambitious (read: slightly crazy) among us, that’s only the tip of the iceberg. Immediately following the Bowl’s 10 p.m. closing time, doors open at Isla Vista Theater for the first installment of Something Else. Part concert series, part audiovisual experience, this newly launched collaboration between Magic Lantern Films and the I.V. quarterly music magazine Speak Volumes is all about the immersive listening experience — something I can wholly get behind. On Friday night, they’ll present Peaking Lights live in concert. There will also be projections. Lots of ’em. And I’m betting they’re going to be gloriously out-there. For the uninitiated, Peaking Lights is the namesake of hubby and wife Aaron Coyes and Indra Dunis, who used to live in San Francisco, then Wisconsin, and are now making music in L.A. alongside and inspired by their two young kiddos. Over the course of their six-plus years as a band, Peaking Lights have released three fantastically psychedelic LPs — 2010’s Space Primitive, 2011’s , and 2012’s Lucifer — as well as a handful of EPs, cassettes, and dub-flavored reworkings. In chatting with Coyes last week, there are also apparently new songs headed down the pike.“The next record is nearly done. We’re just mixing it now,” he said, phoning in from a recording studio in Los Angeles.“The show in Isla Vista is our first one with a whole bunch of these new songs,” he laughed, “so we’ll see what happens.” For the as-yet-untitled album, the pair holed up in their Echo Park home for months, writing and recording in between parenting duties. “Before the kids, we had a lot of time to write music together,” Coyes recalled.“Now it’s like we’re in the same house, but we’re writing our record through the mail.” While he’s hesitant to compare the new jams to previous Peaking Lights outputs, Coyes insists that it still very much sounds like “them,” but perhaps with a little more sonic polish. And for a band that manages to so seamlessly meld the spaced-out psychedelic realm with heavy-vibed dancefloor grooves, I can only imagine the gussied-up version will pack quite the heady punch. “We’ve always been into the idea of connecting to something bigger, whether that’s nature or big ethereal concepts,” Coyes said.“I may take months in a room by myself banging on drums, but at the same time I want people to connect with the music we make. It’s an awesome feeling. We make music for ourselves, but we also make music for other people. That’s kind of always been our goal. It’s the ultimate act of giving.” Peaking Lights play an all-ages show at I.V. Theater ( Embarcadero del Norte) on Friday, April 25, at 10 p.m. Visit ■ for tickets and info.



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Wildling Museum – Everett Ruess: Into the wall space gallery – A Little Madness in the Wilderness, through July . -B Mission Spring: Photographs by Aline Smithson and Amy Dr., Solvang, -. Stevens, through May .  E. Yanonali St., C-, -. GALLERIES Zookers Café – Plein Air Show, through Architectural Foundation Gallery – Julie June .  Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria. Young: Vishnu and Others, through May . -.  E. Victoria St., -. Artamo Gallery – Rose Masterpol: White, LIVE MUSIC through Apr. .  W. Anapamu St., -. CLASSICAL Art From Scrap Gallery – No Waste Earth, Hahn Hall – Westmont Orchestra Concerto through May .  E. Cota St., -. Concert. Music Academy of the West, Bella Rosa Galleries – Erin Williams: April  Fairway Rd., -. Showers, through Apr. .  State St., THU /: :pm -. Congregation B’nai B’rith – Yom Ha Shoah Bronfman Family Jewish Community Memorial Service.  San Antonio Creek Ctr. – S.B. Printmakers Juried Winter Rd., -. Exhibition , through May .  Chapala SUN: pm St., -. First Presbyterian Church – Westmont C Gallery – Joseph Castle: Healing the Orchestra Concerto Concert.  E. Constance Wissahickon, through June .  Bell St., Ave., -. Los Alamos, -. FRI: pm

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Adama –  Chapala St., -. THU: Greg Harrison (pm) Blue Agave –  E. Cota St., -. FRI: DJ Darla Bea (:pm) Brewhouse –  W. Montecito St., -. THU, WED-SAT: Live Music (pm) Chumash Casino Resort –  E. Hwy. , Santa Ynez, -. THU /: Pesado and Hermanos Vega Jr. (pm) Cold Spring Tavern –  Stagecoach Rd., -. FRI: Back Pocket (-pm) SAT: Kailey Stevens (-pm); Stone Phoneys (-pm) SUN: Tom Ball and Kenny Sultan (:-pm); Little Jonny and the Giants (::pm) The Creekside –  Hollister Ave., -. MON: Karaoke with Dyno (pm) WED: Country Night (pm) Dargan’s –  E. Ortega St., -. SAT: Traditional Irish Music (:pm) TUE: Karaoke (pm) THU: David Courtenay & The Castawaves Unplugged (:pm) Endless Summer Bar/Café –  Harbor Wy., -. FRI: Acoustic guitar and vocals (:pm) EOS Lounge –  Anacapa St., -. THU: Huge Thursday with Mackie and Bix King FRI: Live Music (-pm); DNA Presents SAT: DJ Calvin and Kohjay WED: Salsa Night Figueroa Mounthain Brewing Co. –  Anacapa St., -. FRI: Live Music (pm) SAT: The Caverns (-pm) Granada Theatre –  State St., -. TUE: Winston’s Royal Roost (pm) Hoffmann Brat Haus –  State St., -. THU: Live Music Thursdays (pm) Indochine –  State St., -. TUE: Indie Night (pm) WED: Karaoke (:pm) The James Joyce –  State St., -. THU: Alastair Greene Band (pm) FRI: Kinsella Brothers Band (pm) SAT: Ulysses Jasz Band (:-:pm) SUN, MON: Karaoke (pm) TUE: Ben Markham and Brian Cole WED: Open Mike Night Marjorie Luke Theatre –  E. Cota St., -. SAT: The Fab Four (pm) Moby Dick Restaurant –  Stearns Wharf, -. WED-SAT: Derroy (pm) SUN: Derroy (am) Monty’s –  Hollister Ave., Goleta, -. THU: Karaoke Night (pm) MultiCultural Ctr. – Channel Islands Rd., UCSB, -. FRI: Terakaft (pm) Ojai Valley Woman’s Club –  E. Ojai Ave., Ojai, -. THU /: Sourdough Slim with Robert Armstrong (pm) O’Malleys and the Study Hall –  State St., -. THU: College Night with DJ Gavin Old Town Tavern –  Orange Ave., Goleta, -. FRI, SAT, WED: Karaoke Night (:pm) 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) SOhO Restaurant & Music Club –  State St., -. THU: Ray Fresco, Groove Shine (:pm) FRI: Molly Ringwald Project (pm) SAT: CunninLynguists (:pm) SUN: Perlene Thurston (pm); Shawn Thies Quintet (:pm) MON: Jeff Elliott (:pm) TUE: Margo Rey (pm) WED: Pete Muller Trio, Skip Ward, Kyle Rowland (:pm) THU: Beware of Darkness (pm) Standing Sun Winery –  Second St., Unit D, Buellton, -. SAT: The Howlin’ Brothers (-pm) SUN: Anthony Smith (-pm) Statemynt –  State St., -. THU: DJ Akorn WED: Blues Night (pm) Tiburon Tavern –  State St., -. FRI: Karaoke Night (:pm) Velvet Jones –  State St., -. THU: Sick Jacken, Bambu, Gavlyn (pm) FRI: Cows Cabbage (pm); Top Shelf (pm) SUN: Kyle Gass Band (pm) TUE: Trance to the Sun, The Maheekats, Mercury’s Antennae (pm) THU: The Balladiers (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)

Theater Granada Theatre – The Consul.  State St., -. FRI: :pm SUN: :pm Jurkowitz Theatre – Ground. SBCC West Campus, -. THU, FRI, SAT: :pm SUN: pm WED, THU: :pm Marian Theatre – Noises Off. Allan Hancock College,  S. College Dr., Santa Maria, -. THU-SAT: pm SUN, WED: :pm Pescadrome Facility – Wind in a Mirror … Ayahuasca Visions,  S. Quarantina St. SAT: pm Rubicon Theatre – Love, Loss, and What I Wore.  E. Main St., Ventura, -. THU, FRI: pm SAT:  and pm SUN: pm WED:  and pm THU: pm San Marcos High School Auditorium – Les Misérables,  Hollister Ave., -. THU /: pm Spaulding Auditorium – The th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Laguna Blanca School,  Paloma Dr., -. THU, FRI, SAT: pm UCSB Music Bowl – Des Gestes Touchants. UCSB. -. THU /: pm

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Dom and Dumber Dom Hemingway. Jude Law, Richard E. Grant, and Demian Bichir star in a film written and directed by Richard Shepard. Reviewed by D.J. Palladino





ost handsome English actors end up playing bluecollar tough guys before they die: It’s the Hollywood way. The best of the lot includes Michael Caine in Get Carter and Daniel Craig in Layer Cake, but the list of Brits who blazed amok in some nearby nihilistic universe contains nearly everyone 12 YEARS A CON: Jude Law stars as a wisecracking safecracker who raised a spear in West End fresh off a dozen-year jail stint in Dom Hemingway. Shakespeare. Except, surprisingly, Jude Law, who apparently just realized he hadn’t yet played an eloquent doom-soaked loser and society, which includes a few funny smidgens of culture then settled for this script. Law is balding, lamb-chopped shock. Following his semi-lurid attempts to make up for Dom Hemingway, a name full of false literary promise. lost time while reuniting with the daughter he never knew, A safecracker so full of himself he makes Peter Pan seem we keep getting our nose ground into the fact that though timid, Hemingway comes stumbling out of an honorably ruthless, Dom rarely knows how to pull off anything all served 12-year jail sentence and feels he’s due for a party the way smart. He’s the kind of guy, to paraphrase Hoagy starring hookers and blow, naturally. Hemingway, however Carmichael, who happens to things. mum with regard to snitching on his fellow inmates, can’t It’s all meant to be a meditation on Dame Fortune’s stay lucky, though. He also can’t shut his trap about himself. fickle ways — there’s even a young American fairy godThis we learn in the unusual opening scene, as the camera mother named Melody involved — but tough-guy movies closes in on his flushed face as he soliloquizes on the are usually about agency; grabbing a fortune the easy way virtues of his magnificent penis. When it pulls back, we get is most of the allure. This lackluster film wants us to believe a better view of Hemingway’s life. Dom might be ripe for redemption but doesn’t make him ■ The main course of the film concerns Dom’s return to interesting enough to save.

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en minutes into this alleged blockbuster, you might start wondering why flashbacks from Ed Wood movies keep running through your head. It’s subtle at first, but the clues are out there. Transcendence is the directorial debut by well-known cinematographer Wally Pfister (he shot Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy), yet the pretty pictures don’t seem to be helping the story along, much TECHNOCRAP: The Johnny Depp–starring Transcendence less lending us any pause for thought. is a sci-fi fiasco. Meanwhile, the rattle-brained plot inconsistencies start arriving in droves. Take, for instance, Johnny Depp’s character, Will Caster, who’s shot before he dies, he uploads himself and becomes one with down by an anti-technology eco-terrorist and up walking the Internet. It isn’t a dumb premise, and it might have furaround a few frames later, rubbing his belly as if he had ther explored the fine line between life and code recently bad gas. Not long after, he’s dying, because the bullet that given brilliant treatment in Her. Or it might have gone all barely fazed him contained a rare killer isotope. This bullet, Terminator on us. Instead, Transcendence cancels itself out: you recall, was delivered by terrorists who hate high tech- Depp solves most of humanity’s woes. The movie decides nology but seem fine with chemical warfare. Later, when for us it’s a bad thing. the battle to save the world occurs, you may wonder why Produced by Nolan and starring a host of first-string there are only nine combatants and their hardware looks Hollywood actors who ought to have known better (Depp, Rebecca Hall, Morgan Freeman), Transcendence is a film all army surplus. It’s the little things. Sadly, the message is even worse. The film sets itself up that should never have been released, much less promoted. as a quasi-fable about a computer genius (played by Depp) People say Ed Wood had passion but no ability. This film who seems more real when he’s reassembled on a screen has a budget, stars, and a release date. Beyond that, it’s than he does in his allegedly live performances. Then, right transcendentally worthless. ■


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Edited by Aly Comingore

The following films are playing in Santa Barbara FRIDAY, APRIL 25, THROUGH THURSDAY, MAY 1. 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 The symbol ✯ indicates the film is recommended.

FIRST LOOKS Dom Hemingway (93 mins.; R: sexual content, nudity, pervasive language, some violence, drug use) Reviewed on page 59. Plaza de Oro

destroy him by the evil Oscorp Industries. Andrew Garfield stars. Arlington (2-D)/ Camino Real (2- D and 3-D) (Opens Thu., May 1)

Transcendence (119 mins.; PG-13: sci-fi

Brick Mansions (90 mins.; PG-13: frenetic gunplay, violence, action throughout, language, sexual menace, drug material)

action and violence, some bloody images, brief strong language, sensuality) Reviewed on page 59. Camino Real/ Fiesta 5

In Detroit, an undercover cop teams up with an ex-con to bring down a crime lord and his nefarious plan for citywide destruction. Fairview/Metro 4

Under the Skin (108 mins.; R: graphic

The Quiet Ones (98 mins.; PG-13: intense

nudity, sexual content, some violence, language)

sequences of violence and terror, sexual content, thematic material, language, smoking throughout)

Sometimes you go to a movie, and then  it comes home with you. That’s only one of the ways this disturbing, beautiful, thoroughly intelligent film lives up to its title. The other, more immediately sensuous aspect, of course, is Scarlett Johansson, who plays an irresistible seductress luring hapless solitary men off the streets of Glasgow with a lot of skin (somewhat ironically) on display. The third way, however, is that which lies underneath her smooth beauty. Hers is a condition that will immediately summon connections to other existential science-fiction thrillers like Nicolas Roeg’s The Man Who Fell to Earth or our own Jeff Bridges’s great early performance in John Carpenter’s Starman. Like those movies, Skin needs to be experienced slowly and weirdly as it unspools. Director Jonathan Glazer, who began his career doing videos for Radiohead and Massive Attack and then moved on to the very enigmatic Birth, is the big revelation here. Much has been made of the apparent inscrutability of the film, but it really isn’t obscure if you go along with the disturbing undertones of the whole story. On the other hand, comparisons to Stanley Kubrick’s spacier films aren’t really far off the mark, either. Long, static takes frame commonplace objects and make them seem marvelous or bizarre, the way they would to a creature that is a stranger in a strange land, but, again, as the title richly infers, not so different from Earth’s needy inhabitants. (DJP) Plaza de Oro

PREMIERES The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (142 mins.; PG-13: sequences of sci-fi action and violence)

Peter Parker goes head-to-head with a new collection of villains who are sent to

A university professor and his students perform an experiment on a young woman and uncover some horrifying forces in the process. Fairview/Metro 4 The Railway Man (116 mins.; R: disturbing prisoner-of-war violence)

A former British Army officer (Colin Firth) sets out to confront the man who captured and tortured him in a Japanese labor camp during World War II. Paseo Nuevo

Walking with the Enemy (124 mins.; NR)

During World War II, a young man loses his family, then disguises himself as a Nazi SS officer and learns the horrific truth behind the battle lines. Riviera

SCREENINGS Ashes to Honey (102 mins.; NR) Filmmaker Hitomi Kamanaka’s documentary, the third in a trilogy, looks at the residents of Iwaishima Island, who have long struggled to stop the construction of a nuclear power plant across the bay. Screens as part of the Nuclear Japan: Japanese Cinema Before and After Fukushima film series. Tue., Apr. 29, 7pm, UCSB’s Pollock Theater

Fantastic Mr. Fox (87 mins.; PG: action, smoking, slang humor)

Writer/director Wes Anderson’s 2009 animated film follows a farm-raiding fox family as they try to survive the wrath of the farmer they’ve been stealing from. Mon., Apr. 28, 10pm, Isla Vista Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte

Filmmaker Frank Pavich tells the story of cult film director Alejandro Jodorowsky and his ambitious but doomed adaptation of the iconic sci-fi novel. Screens as part of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s Showcase Film Series. Wed., Apr. 30, 7:30pm, Plaza de Oro

✯ The Lego Movie

(100 mins.; PG: mild

action, rude humor)

A lowly Lego mini-figure is mistakenly recruited to help stop an evil tyrant from gluing the universe together. The nature of Lego is the creation of lands, environments, and worlds, and the true strength of this wacky movie is the way it keeps breaking walls and entering new dimensions. (DJP) Fri., Apr. 25 and Mon., Apr. 28, 7pm, Isla Vista Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte

Queer China, ‘Comrade’ China (118 mins.; NR)

This 2009 documentary examines the developments in the gay community in China over the past three decades. Director Cui Zi’en will participate in a postscreening discussion about the film. Wed., Apr. 30, 6pm, UCSB’s MultiCultural Center

The Square (108 mins.; NR) Director Jehane Noujaim’s 2013 documentary follows a group of Egyptian revolutionaries as they battle political leaders and risk their lives in the name of building a new, better society. Sun., Apr. 27, 4:30pm,

NOW SHOWING Bears (77 mins.; G) John C. Reilly narrates this documentary about an Alaskan bear family and the growth of its young cubs. Camino Real/Fiesta 5

✯ Captain America: The Winter Soldier (136 mins.; PG-13: intense sequences of violence, gunplay, action throughout)

Chris Evans reprises his role as Captain America and takes on a new threat: Soviet agent Winter Soldier. While The Winter Soldier lacks all that 1940s panache and fedora appeal, it’s beautifully set up and, more importantly, fraught with consequence. (DJP) Camino Real (2- D)/ Metro 4 (2-D)

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) Arlington

✯ 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. Ivan Reitman’s football movie opens a little stagy, but once the skin trading begins, the script takes on a nicely burnished complexity. (DJP) Camino Real/Fiesta 5


A Haunted House 2 (87 mins.; R: crude and sexual content, nudity, pervasive language, drug use, some violent images)

Marlon Wayans stars in this horror-film parody about a man who moves into his dream home only to be plagued by paranormal events. Fiesta 5 Heaven Is for Real (100 mins.; PG: thematic material including some medical situations)

A small-town boy makes big waves following a near-death experience. Greg Kinnear and Colton Burpo star. Camino Real/Paseo Nuevo

✯ The Lunchbox (104 mins.; PG: thematic material, smoking) 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. However dry the story might seem on paper, The Lunchbox is a surprisingly engaging film drawn from an almost-minimalist plot machinery. (JW) Plaza de Oro

Noah (138 mins.; PG-13: violence, disturbing

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Wes Anderson’s latest chronicles the adventures of Gustave H., a concierge at a famous European hotel, 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 Moonrise Kingdom. (DJP) Paseo Nuevo

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Winter in the Blood (105 mins.; NR) A down-on-his-luck Montana man goes on a journey of self-discovery. The film is based on the novel by James Welch. Directors Alex Smith and Andrew J. Smith will participate in a post-screening Q&A.

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✯ The Grand Budapest Hotel (100 mins.; R: language, some sexual content, violence)

images, brief suggestive content)

Russell Crowe stars in this take on the biblical tale of a man who takes extreme measures to protect his family from an impending flood. Darren Aronofsky directs. Noah is so vastly epic in its blundering that some smart people want to call it profound and ignore the patently stupid qualities that make it so unintentionally humorous and, worse, mostly boring. (DJP) Fiesta 5

✯ Oculus (105 mins.; R: terror, violence, some disturbing images, brief language) A woman tries to exonerate her brother, who was convicted for murder, by placing the blame on a supernatural phenomenon. At key disorienting moments in this film, we find ourselves in time-hopping Memento land, then alongside the slacker side of The Shining territory, and the headgaming filmic notions only contribute to the power of this low-budget wonder. (JW) Camino Real

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The Other Woman (109 mins.; R: some sexual references)

A man’s wife teams up with his two mistresses to enact revenge. Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, and Kate Upton star. Camino Real/Metro 4

Rio 2 (101 mins.; G) A family of macaws from Rio de Janeiro is transported into the wilds of the Amazon, where dad Blu struggles to fit in. Most big-studio animated features come off like epics, broken up from time to time with sing-along numbers as operatic embellishment. But this unremittingly clichéd film has it backward. (DJP) Fairview (2-D)/ Paseo Nuevo (2-D)

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TAURUS (April 20 - May 20): You remind me of a garden plot that has recently been plowed and rained on. Now the sun is out. The air is warm. Your dirt is wet and fertile. The feeling is a bit unsettled because the stuff that was below ground got churned up to the top. Instead of a flat surface, you’ve got furrows. But the overall mood is expectant. Blithe magic is in the air. Soon it will be time to grow new life. Oh, but just one thing is missing: The seeds have yet to be sewn. That’s going to happen very soon. Right?

GEMINI (May 21 - June 20): Here’s an excerpt from “Celestial Music,” a poem by Louise Glück: “I’m like the child who buries / her head in the pillow / so as not to see, the child who tells herself / that light causes sadness.” One of your main assignments in the coming weeks, Gemini, is not to be like that child. It’s true that gazing at what the light reveals may shatter an illusion or two, but the illumination you will be blessed with will ultimately be more valuable than gold.

CANCER (June 21 - July 22): Would you like to forge new alliances and expand your web of connections and get more of the support you need to fulfill your dreams? You are entering the Season of Networking, so now would indeed be an excellent time to gather clues on how best to accomplish all that good stuff. To get you started in your quest, here’s

advice from Dale Carnegie: “You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.”

LEO (July 23 - Aug. 22): Does Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt run faster than any person alive? As far as we know, yes. He holds three world records and has won six Olympic gold medals. Even when he’s a bit off his game, he’s the best. At the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics, he set the all-time mark for the 100-meter race — 9.69 seconds — despite the fact that one of his shoelaces was untied and he slowed down to celebrate before reaching the finish line. Like you, Bolt is a Leo. I’m making him both your role model and your anti-role model for the foreseeable future. You have the power to achieve something approaching his levels of excellence in your own field — especially if you double-check to make sure your shoelace is never untied and especially if you don’t celebrate victory before it’s won.


observation by philosopher Alphonso Lingis. I bring it to your attention, Libra, because I expect that you will soon be able to harvest a psychospiritual version of that supreme pleasure. You have been gathering and storing up raw materials for soul-making, and now the time has come to express them with a creative splash. Are you ready to purge your emotional backlog? Are you brave enough to go in search of cathartic epiphanies? What has been dark will yield light.

send to the universe is to fly a pair of underpants from the top of a flagpole. You heard me. Take down the flag that’s up there and run the Skivvies right up to the top. Whose underpants should you use? Those belonging to someone you adore, of course. And what is the deeper meaning behind this apparently irrational act? What exactly is life asking from you? Just this: Stop making so much sense all the time — especially when it comes to cultivating your love and expressing your passion.



(Oct. 23 - Nov. 21): The potential turning points that might possibly erupt in the coming days will not become actual turning points unless you work hard to activate them. They will be subtle and brief, so you will have to be very alert to notice them at all, and you will have to move quickly before they fade away. Here’s another complication: These incipient turning points probably won’t resemble any turning points you’ve seen before. They may come in the form of a lucky accident, a blessed mistake, a happy breakdown, a strange healing, a wicked gift, or a perfect weakness.

(Jan. 20 - Feb. 18): You need to take some time out to explore the deeper mysteries of snuggling, cuddling, and nuzzling. In my opinion, that is your sacred duty. It’s your raison d’être, your ne plus ultra, your sine qua non. You’ve got to nurture your somatic wisdom with what we in the consciousness industry refer to as yummy warm fuzzy wonder love. At the very least, you should engage in some prolonged hugging with a creature you feel close to. Tender physical touch isn’t just a luxury; it’s a necessity.

(Aug. 23 - Sept. 22): In his unpublished book The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows, John Koenig coins new words that convey experiences our language has not previously accounted for. One that may apply to you sometime soon is “trumspringa,” which he defines as “the temptation to step off your career track and become a shepherd in the mountains, following your flock between pastures with a sheepdog and a rifle, watching storms at dusk from the doorway of a small cabin.” To be overtaken by trumspringa doesn’t necessarily mean you will literally run away and be a shepherd. In fact, giving yourself the luxury of considering such wild possibilities may be a healing release that allows you to be at peace with the life you are actually living.



(Dec. 22 - Jan. 19): My interpretation of this week’s astrological data might sound eccentric, even weird. But you know what? Sometimes life is — or at least should be — downright unpredictable. After much meditation, I’ve concluded that the most important message you can

(Sept. 23 - Oct. 22): “The supreme pleasure we can know, Freud said, and the model for all pleasure, orgasmic pleasure, comes when an excess tension built up, confined, compacted, is abruptly released.” That’s an

(Nov. 22 - Dec. 21): If you happen to be an athlete, the coming week will not be a good time to headbutt a referee or take performance-enhancing drugs. If you hate to drive your car anywhere but in the fast lane, you will be wise to try the slower lanes for a while. If you are habitually inclined to skip steps, take shortcuts, and look for loopholes, I advise you to instead try being thorough, methodical, and by-the-book. Catch my drift? In this phase of your astrological cycle, you will have a better chance at producing successful results if you are more prudent than usual. What?! A careful, discreet, strategic, judicious Sagittarius? Sure! Why not?


PISCES (Feb. 19 - Mar. 20): Your body contains about four octillion atoms. That’s four with 27 zeroes after it. Believe it or not, 200 billion of that total were once inside the body of Martin Luther King Jr. For that matter, an average of 200 billion atoms of everyone who has ever lived and died is part of you. I am not making this up. (See the mathematical analysis here: As far as your immediate future is concerned, Pisces, I’m particularly interested in that legacy from King. If any of his skills as a great communicator are alive within you, you will be smart to call on them. Now is a time for you to express high-minded truths in ways that heal schisms, bridge gaps, and promote unity. Just proceed on the assumption that it is your job to express the truth with extra clarity, candor, and grace. Homework: Some people ask, “What would Jesus do?” Others prefer, “What would Buddha do?” Who’s your ultimate authority? Testify at

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Indian FLAVOR OF INDIA 3026 State 682‑ 6561 $$ 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 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.





















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Irish DARGAN’S IRISH Pub & Restaurant, 18 E. Ortega St. (next to lot 10) SB, 568‑0702. $$. Open 7 days 11:30a‑ Close (Food ‘til 10p, 11p on Sat/ Sun). AE MC V Disc. Authentic Irish food & atmosphere in downtown SB. Specialties from Ireland include Seafood & Meat dishes. Informal, relaxed pub‑style atmosphere. Live music Thursday nights. Children wel‑ come. Avail. for private parties. Pool & Darts.

Fresh. Tasty. Affordable.

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 home‑ style cuisine like Chicken Parmigiana or Fresh Fish specials in a comfort‑ able, romantic atmosphere. Vegan & Gluten‑ Free Pasta and Salad Options available. Wine & Beer. Full menu at:

Japanese 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.

9 locations serving the tri-counties

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KYOTO, 3232 State St, 687‑1252.$$. Open 7days M‑F 11:30a‑2p; Sat Noon‑ 2:30p Lunch; Sun‑Thur 5‑10p Dinner, Fri‑Sat 5p‑10:30p.Complete Sushi Bar. Steak & Seafood Specials! Sashimi, Teriyaki, original Japanese appetizers & Combination Boat Dinner. SB’s only TATAMI Rooms reservations suggested. Beer, Wine & Sake.Take Out. Birthday customers get FREE tempura ice cream & photo on our website!

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


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

PALAPA 4123 State St. 683‑3074 $$ BREAKFAST 7am daily. Big Breakfast burritos, machaca, chorizo & eggs, chiliquiles, Organic mexican cof‑ fee & Fresh squeezed OJ, pancakes, omelets & lunch specials. Fresh sea‑ food dinners.

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.


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.

WINE GUIDE Beer of the Week Firestone-Walker Easy Jack Summer Session IPA The hopheads are taking over craft brewing, which makes bitter‑ beer lovers smile yet leaves in the dust the many other ale addicts who don’t dig on skunky perfume and lip‑puckering pungency. No fear, Easy Jack IPA is here, revealing that you can find a strategic middle ground where hops show off their stuff but do not completely overwhelm a lighter beer. On this golden chardonnay‑ colored “session” ale — a nod to the relatively low 4.5% alcohol, meaning you can have a few without going cross‑eyed — the aromas boast a vibrant pine character (thanks to the globetrotting mix of Bavarian Mandarina, Hallertau Melon, a New Zealand blend, and American Mosaic hops), and there is brief bitterness once sipped, but that fades fast into a crisp finish, demanding another sip. It’s the beach beer of 2014. See

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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 pic‑ nic lunch or fine restaurants avail TCP16297 805‑884‑9700

RENEGADE WINES: 417 Santa Barbara St. Ste A‑6, 805‑568‑1961. Tues‑Fri 11a‑6p, Sat. 12‑6p. Sun‑Mon by appointment. SB’s oldest wine shop, over 23 years same loca‑ tion. We are Santa Barbara’s premier wine retailer, offering a wide variety of local and imported wines. Our diverse assortment of wine comes from

the world’s finest vineyards with prices starting around $9. View our full inventory @ We store your wine. 3000sq feet of temp. controlled wine lockers; 8 case lockers‑300 case rooms. Off‑street parking. 2 blocks from State St. (2nd driveway @ 126 E. Haley) Monthly tastings & private tastings available. We ship wine. Keep in touch: Facebook, Google+, Twitter

Wineries/Tasting Rooms SANTA BARBARA Winery, 202 Anacapa St. 963‑3633. Open Sun‑ Thurs 10a‑6p & Fri‑Sat 10a ‑ 7p, small charge for extensive tasting list. 2 blocks from both State St & the beach. This venerable winery is the county’s oldest‑ est.1962, and offers many internation‑ ally acclaimed wines from their Lafond Vineyard in the Santa Rita Hills. Try some of Winemaker Bruce McGuire’s small production bottling.

The Restaurant Guy



Opening on De la Vina


new restaurant and craft beer tap room named Yellow Belly is coming to  De la Vina Street, the former home of TAP Thai Cuisine, which moved to upper State. I spoke with restaurant owners Alex Noormand and Tracy Clark and was told that they hope to open in June. Alex Noormand has been running Crushcakes & Café on Anacapa Street for the last five years. I’m told the eatery will also offer soups, salads, and sandwiches. Part of the De la Vina Street building will be used by Alex’s sister, Shannon Gaston, who will share the kitchen and open a Crushcakes wedding cake tasting room.


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Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn

YOU CAN CALL ME AL: For the second time in a month,

the South Coast enjoyed a vice presidential visit, this time known politician and activist (who also won an from Al Gore, seen here with his daughter on her wedding Oscar and Nobel Peace Prize) dined at Crushweekend. cakes & Café at  Carpinteria Avenue in Carpinteria on April 18. Here is a message about Wine Cask management team as Sous-Chef and work the visit from Crushcakes owner Shannon Gaston: under Chef Brandon Hughes. Stoke your creative side, “Hello, We were so excited today when Vice President too, with the qualified candidate having the opportunity Al Gore came to Crushcakes in Carpinteria to celebrate to design and create the Intermezzo menu. Interested his daughter’s wedding! They had delicious Crushcakes and qualified candidates should email résumé to cupcakes, cakes, breakfast, and coffee. Al Gore was” wonderful and sweet to me and all of our staff! What an amazing celebration, we are honored to be a part of BBQ ANNIVERSARY: Georgia’s Smokehouse it!!!” His daughter, Sarah, married Patrick Maiani, a real food truck has introduced bottled sauces and rubs to estate agent. celebrate its first anniversary. The new offerings include SPUDNUTS COMING TO ISLA VISTA: Reader Sweet BBQ, Spicy BBQ, and Dry Rub. Chef Brian and Glenn tells me that a “coming soon” banner for SpudAlissa Parks introduced their gourmet BBQ food truck nuts donut shop has appeared next door to Firehouse to the Central Coast in March 2013. In addition to Subs,  Seville Road in Isla Vista, which opened in numerous regular lunch and dinner stops around the March. area, Georgia’s also does catering, delivers family-style dinners, and appears at special events. They opened up D’VINE CAFÉ CLOSES: D’Vine Café at  West a second truck after six months and increased their staff Canon Perdido Street has closed after 10 years in busito seven employees. See georgias ness. Owner David Faiia, who is getting married soon, put the business up for sale, and it sold much sooner BOUCHON REOPENS PATIO: The difference than he anticipated. “I would like to thank all of our between bad and good is the same as the difference longtime loyal customers. It’s been rewarding to conbetween good and great. Last week my wife and I dined nect with all of the people who passed through our at bouchon,  West Victoria Street, and enjoyed the doors,” said Faiia. “It’s bittersweet — I’m sad to leave duck, black cod, beet salad, and lava cake — all amazand excited to move on to something new. We are very ing. We were lucky enough to get a table in bouchon’s grateful to have been on this corner for the last 10 years, fabulous new patio, which proprietor Mitchell Sjerven and I am going to miss all of our customers, and of describes below: course we wish success to the new owners.” Faiia tells “It was great to work with so many local vendors getme that the address will be occupied by a new restauting it back up and running in just two months — esperant with a new name. cially with the wonderful weather we’ve had. My archiSAMA SAMA UPDATE: Reader Ernest tells me tect Amy Taylor and contractors Libby & Phil Easterday that he noticed that Sama Sama Kitchen at  State did a fantastic job understanding that whatever we did Street was closed, the sign was down, and that there was had to be spectacular, as the garden setting has always a construction crew busy at work. I called the restaubeen the hallmark of bouchon’s dining ambience. I parrant, and their phone message says that the business is ticularly enjoyed the running commentary from daily closed for renovations. There have also been images of passersby, naturally curious as to the final outcome, and an ongoing remodel viewable via social media. am especially grateful for our fabulous locals who were so kind with their encouraging words as the new strucIN SEARCH OF A SOUS CHEF: This just in from ture slowly sprouted up from the flagstone. This July Wine Cask restaurant,  Anacapa will mark 17 years for bouchon, and I am happy to have Street: “Rare opportunity to join reinvested in a promising future.”



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legals Administer OF estAte NOTICE Of PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE Of: PhILLIP ALAN MORLAN NO: 1466687 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of PhILLIP ALAN MORLAN A PETITION fOR PROBATE: has been filed by: JOhN fRANzEN in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara ThE PETITION fOR PROBATE requests that JOhN fRANzEN 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. A hEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: on 05/29/2014 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: Matthew J. Long 1836 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101 Published Apr 24. May 1, 8 2014.

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FBn ABAndOnment STATEMENT Of ABANDONMENT Of USE Of fICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following Fictitious Business Name is being abandoned: Pacific Coast Bartenders School at 320 S. Kellogg Ste. E2 Goleta 93117. The original statement for use of this Fictitious Business Name was filed Jan 20, 2011. in the County of Santa Barbara. Original file no. 2011‑ 0000217. The person(s) or entities abandoning use of this name are as follows: Colleen Rickman 5611 Berkeley Rd. Goleta, CA 93117; John Rickman (same address). This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 08, 2014 I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office, Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Adela Bustos. Published. Apr 17, 24. May 1, 8 2014.

FiCtitiOus Business nAme stAtement fICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Cruisers Paradise BMX Shop at 216 Milpas Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Edgar Hernandez 116 North Alisos Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Edgar hernandez This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 1, 2014. This 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: 2014‑0000958. Published: Apr 3, 10, 17, 24, 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: 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.


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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. 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. 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. 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: 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. fICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Ambassador house SB at 1601 Anacapa Street Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Peter M Chiarenza 1610 De La Vina Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Pete M Chiarenza This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on April 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: 2014‑0001021. Published: Apr 10, 17, 24. May 1 2014.

fICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: B&E Photography at 1427 Laguna Street #73 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Brandon Brown (same address) Erica Brown (same address) This business is conducted by a Married Couple Signed: 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: 2014‑0000753. Published: Apr 3, 10, 17, 24, 2014. fICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: fasting Center International at 27 West Anapamu St. #360 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Dennis Paulson 2065 Mission Ridge Rd #2 Santa Barbara, CA 93103 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Dennis Paulson This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 1, 2014. This 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‑ 0000966. Published: Apr 10, 17, 24. May 1 2014. fICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Lark Enterprises of Santa Barbara at 180 Kingston Ave Unit B Goleta, CA 93117; Leslie Anne Russell (same address); This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Leslie Russell This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 31, 2014. This 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: 2014‑0000954. Published: Apr 10, 17, 24. May 1 2014. fICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: J.McLaughlin at 1253 Coast Village Road Montecito, CA 93108; Georgica Pine Clothiers, LLC, 236‑250 Greenpoint Ave. Bldg 6 2nd Fl Brooklyn, NY 11222; This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: 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: 2014‑0000822. Published: Apr 10, 17, 24. May 1 2014. fICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: fenestra Counseling at 284 Calle Esperanza Santa Barbabra, CA 93105; Megan Kauffman (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 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‑ 0000906. Published: Apr 10, 17, 24. May 1 2014. fICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: 805 Roadside Towing at 823 East Mason Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Aaron Boucher 1811 Bath Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 2, 2014. This 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: 2014‑0000974. Published: Apr 10, 17, 24. May 1 2014. fICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Corse Moto Transport, Pista Moto Transport at 1537 Cliff Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Corse Moto Transport, Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Daniel Trotti, President This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 3, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Gabriel Cabello. FBN Number: 2014‑ 0000990. Published: Apr 10, 17, 24. May 1 2014. fICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Providence, Providence, A Santa Barbara Christian School at 3723 Modoc Road Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Providence SBCS, Inc. Santa Barbara, CA 93105 This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Thomas R. Smith, Providence SBCS, Inc. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 3, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Adela Bustos. FBN Number: 2014‑0000988. Published: Apr 10, 17, 24. May 1 2014.


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fICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: American Riviera Landscaping at 2720 Las Positas Road Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Zacarias Gonzales (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: zacarias Gonzalez This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 31, 2014. This 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‑ 0000953. Published: Apr 10, 17, 24. May 1 2014. fICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Prison yoga Project Santa Barbara at 351 Paseo Nuevo, 2nd Floor Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Virginia Davis Kuhn 2470 Calle Almonte Santa Barbara, CA 93109 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Virginia Kuhn This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 1, 2014. This 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: 2014‑0000969. Published: Apr 10, 17, 24. May 1 2014. fICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Bad Day Bail Bonds at 5395 Paseo Cameo Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Carrie Alvarado (same address) Jeffery Alvardo (same address) This business is conducted by a Married Couple Signed: Jeff Alvardo This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on March 31, 2014. This 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: 2014‑0000938. Published: Apr 24. May 1, 8, 15 2014. fICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Iconic Seafood Santa Barbara at 5190 Carpinteria Avenue Carpinteria, CA 93013; Andrew Douglas Perry (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Andrew Douglas Perry This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 15, 2014. This 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‑ 0001124. Published: Apr 17, 24. May 1, 8 2014. fICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: families Live Safe, family Live Safe, family Protection zone, family Safety Journal at 3905 State St. Suite 7228 Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Scalable Commerce, LLC (same address) This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 03, 2014. This 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: 2014‑0000991. Published: Apr 17, 24. May 1, 8 2014. fICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Loan Closet, Serenity house at 509 E. Montecito Street, #200 Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care of Santa Barbara Foundation (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 02, 2014. This 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: 2014‑0000971. Published: Apr 17, 24. May 1, 8 2014. fICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: francisco’s Mobile Detailing at 1020 North Nopal Apt 1 Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Francisco Villegas (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: francisco Villegas 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: 2014‑0000876. Published: Apr 17, 24. May 1, 8 2014.

fICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Pilates By Juliana at 100 Olive Mill Lane Santa Barbara, CA 93108; Juliana Fabio (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Juliana fabio This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 14, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Adela Bustos. FBN Number: 2014‑0001108. Published: Apr 17, 24. May 1, 8 2014. fICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: yellow Belly Tap Sucker Bar And Restaurant at 2611 De La Vina Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Yellow Belly LLC 1134 Garden Street #10 Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: wendy Simorangkir This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 9, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2014‑ 0001049. Published: Apr 17, 24. May 1, 8 2014. fICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: hamlet Inn at 1532 Mission Drive Solvang, CA 93463; Point Pacifica Associates, LLC 2612 Taft Court Fullerton, CA 92835 (same address) This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: wendy Simorangkir This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 9, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2014‑ 0001052. Published: Apr 17, 24. May 1, 8 2014. fICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: The Colton Law firm at 825 Jennings Ave Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Michael A. Colton (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Michael A. Colton This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 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 Gabriel Cabello. FBN Number: 2014‑0001069. Published: Apr 17, 24. May 1, 8 2014. fICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Click2Jet at 1072 Casitas Pass Road, Suite 246 Carpinteria, CA 93013; Air Charter Solutions, LLC (same address) This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 09, 2014. This 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‑ 0001046. Published: Apr 17, 24. May 1, 8 2014. fICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Arch Rock at 608 Anacapa Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; RR2SS LLC 114 E. Haley St. Suite O Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 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: 2014‑0001070. Published: Apr 17, 24. May 1, 8 2014. fICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Acorn harvest Co. at 1718 De La Vina Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Gabriel Nicholas Rivera (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Gabriel Nichols Rivera This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 8, 2014. This 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: 2014‑0001024. Published: Apr 17, 24. May 1, 8 2014. fICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Goodland Garden Supply, Goodland Garden at 298 Orange Avenue Goleta, CA 93117; Kenneth Todd Falstrom (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Kenneth Todd falstrom This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 8, 2014. This 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‑ 0001022. Published: Apr 17, 24. May 1, 8 2014.

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fICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MG Communications at 583 Refugio Road Santa Ynez, CA 93460; Roger G. Billings 1428 Laguna Street, Unit A Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Roger G. Billings This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 9, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Gabriel Cabello. FBN Number: 2014‑0001054. Published: Apr 17, 24. May 1, 8 2014. fICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Path Igniter at 1843 El Camino De La Luz Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Jeff Appareti 208 West Arrellaga Street #2 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Stan Krome 1843 El Camino De La Luz Santa Barbara, CA 93109 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Stan Krome This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 9, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Adela Bustos. FBN Number: 2014‑0001042. Published: Apr 17, 24. May 1, 8 2014. fICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Rick’s Auto Repair at 36 West Gutierrez Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Richard D. Clarke 1906 Castillo Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Rick Clarke This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 7, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Adela Bustos. FBN Number: 2014‑ 0001012. Published: Apr 17, 24. May 1, 8 2014. fICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Crystal Clear window Cleaning at 2910 State Street‑4 Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Maria L. Keagan (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Maria L Keagan This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 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‑ 0001013. Published: Apr 17, 24. May 1, 8 2014. fICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Seacoast yacht Sales, Seacoast yachts, Seacoast yachts of Santa Barbara at 125 Harbor Way #11 Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Seacoast of Santa Barbara, Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Vicki Vanhook, CEO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 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 Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2014‑0001007. Published: Apr 17, 24. May 1, 8 2014. fICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Social fiduciary Services at 411 W. 5th Street Los Angeles, CA 90013; Russell Pottharst (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Russell Pottharst This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on April 08, 2014. This 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: 2014‑0001032. Published: Apr 24. May 1, 8, 15 2014. fICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Translating Technologies at 2571 Puesta Del Sol Santa Barbara,CA 93105; Charles Walker (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Charles A. walker This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 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: 2014‑0001111. Published: Apr 24. May 1, 8, 15 2014.

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Because we care for our neighbors. A career at Cottage Health System is an experience in caring for and about the people who call our coastal area of California home. Our not-for-profit health system identifies closely with the communities we serve and has a long tradition of providing area residents with highly personalized, clinically excellent care. Patients aren’t just patients here – they’re neighbors. Be there for them through one of the openings below.

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Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital

• Speech Language Pathologist II – Per Diem • Support Counselor – Per Diem


• RN – ICU

Cardiac Cath Lab Cottage Residential Educator, Med/Surg Med/Surg – Float Pool NICU Oncology Pediatric Endocrinology PICU Pulmonary, Renal Psych Services SICU Surgery Workers’ Compensation Case Manager


• RN – Med/Surg – Per Diem

• LVN – Cottage Residential

• RN – Surgery – Per Diem

• Perfusionist

Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital

• PCT I – Surgical Trauma • Telemetry Tech

• CNA – Temporary


• Physical Therapist – Per Diem

• Clinical Informatics Analysts

• RNs – Emergency, Med/Surg, ICU

• Environmental Serv Rep

Pacific Diagnostic Laboratories

• Lead Cook • Remote Coder (HIM Coder III) • Room Service Servers

• Certified Phlebotomy Techs

• Security Officers

• Clinical Manager, Nutrition

• Histotechnician

• Systems Support Analyst – eHealth

• Sr. Systems Support Analyst

• Manager, Inventory Control

• Systems Support Coordinator – Full-Time & Temporary

• Manager, Radiology

• Systems Support Specialist

• Supervisor, Housekeeping

• Workforce Development Consultant

• Supervisor, Patient Business Services/Admitting

Allied Health • Medical Social Worker – Per Diem • Pharmacist – Per Diem • Pharmacy Tech – Per Diem


Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital • Physical Therapist – Per Diem • Psychologist • Occupational Therapist – Full-Time & Per Diem


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

Please reference “SBI” when applying. EOE



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ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING Provides advanced administrative support and assists the Academic Affairs Manager in coordinating the departmental faculty merit and promotion cases. Manages the department’s faculty recruitment activities. Also responsible for the daily administrative activities of the Central Administrative Office which involves producing highly technical word processing materials for faculty along with editing and proofreading material. Reqs: High level of administrative and organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks with frequent interruptions, as well as meet deadlines with minimal supervision. Strong interpersonal skills working with a diverse group of people. Proven excellent oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated knowledge of a variety of computer applications (i.e., MS Word, Excel). Must be detail oriented with a high degree of accuracy. Note: Fingerprinting required. $19.60/hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Apply by 4/28/18. Apply online at https://Jobs.­ Job #20140159

• Clinical Resource Nurse – ED

• Unit Coordinator – ER


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Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital


Excellence, Integrity, Compassion


STUDENT HEALTH SERVICE Provides administrative support primarily to the Medical, Nursing and Clinic Managing Directors. Uses advanced skills in word processing and spreadsheets to create and revise clinic documents. Other duties vary from running routine reports, making schedule adjustments for both clinicians and patients, monitoring website clinical information to making appointments for patient via the phone or at appointment desk. Reqs: Demonstrated proficiency in word processing and excel spreadsheets; strong writing skills. Notes: Student Health requires that all staff must successfully complete and pass the fingerprint background check before employment and date of hire. Mandated reporting requirements of child abuse. Any HIPAA or FERPA violation is subject to disciplinary action. This is a full time, 12 month career position. Student Health is closed between the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays. $16.97/ hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. For primary consideration apply by 5/8/14, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb. edu Job #20140165

Business Opportunity


FOR SALE: Large Histotechnician Pacific Diagnostic Laboratories, LLC Interior Design (PDL) is a for‑profit clinical laboratory established in response to the Fabric Store

community’s need for a local, high quality clinical laboratory. PDL is a wholly owned subsidiary of Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital (www.­ Located in Construction Santa Barbara, California, PDL’s goal LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION valid is to provide the Tri‑Counties area of CA‑DL, Irrigation, driving, planting. Central California (which includes $12‑17 DOE apply at www.WilsonEnv.­ San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties) with the highest net. References, drug testing. quality of laboratory services as well as an unmatched level of customer service. Domestic PDL’s centralized location, state‑of‑the art facility and logistics planning allows Part Time Caretaker us to provide same‑day results to clients 11‑2 Sat‑Sun $18/hr throughout the area. Our test menu 680‑1221 or 730‑5002 for details. is the largest between Los Angeles and San Francisco. General Full-Time The Histotechnician prepares tissue specimens for microscopic examination Africa, Brazil Work/Study! Change according to the type of specimen the lives of others while creating a received or type of analysis requested, sustainable future. 6, 9, 18 month ensuring the reliability and validity programs available. Apply today! of techniques before presenting to a (269) 591‑ pathologist. 0518 (AAN Certification by ASCP as a CAN) Histotechnician or Histotechnologist ATTN: DRIVERS! $$$ Top Pay $$$ Be required, HT/HTL (ASCP). Employees a Name, Not a Number! Quality Home may be hired without this certification time! BCBS + 401k + Pet & Rider. but must register to take the exam Orientation Sign On Bonus! CDL‑A within twelve (12) months of hire date Required. 877‑258‑8782‑ and successfully achieve certification within 2 years. (Cal‑SCAN) Experience in anatomic‑ pathology is Drive‑away across the USA even required. Must be experienced in a if you don’t own a car. 22 Pickup variety of histology techniques including Locations. Call 866‑764‑1601 or www.­ special stains and immunohistochemistry (Cal‑SCAN) (IHC). ISH experience would be a DRIVERS: CDL‑A train and work for plus. Degree in the Sciences strongly us! Professional, focused CDL training preferred. available. Choose Company Driver, PDL offers competitive pay and Owner Operator, Lease Operator or outstanding benefits (including medical, Lease Trainer. Call 877‑369‑7091 www.­ dental and immediately vested 401(k). (Cal‑ Please apply online at: www.­pdllabs. SCAN) com. TRUCK DRIVERS ‑ Obtain Class A CDL EOE in 2 ½ weeks. Company Sponsored Training. Also Hiring Recent Truck School Professional Graduates, Experienced Drivers. Must be 21 or Older. Call: (866) 275‑2349. (Cal‑SCAN) We are a successful staple in the community, since 1953. For more information call 805‑965‑1203.

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Housekeeping Man­agement

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital is in need of a full‑time Environmental Services Supervisor to oversee housekeeping staff. Will supervise 21‑ 40 housekeeping employees to ensure proper patient area cleaning, floor buffing, stripping, carpet shampooing, extracting, project work, discharge and terminal cleaning. Evaluates and monitors quality improvement indicators for safety and sanitation utilizing established programs and standards. Requires: 3+ years experience in supervising housekeeping staff in large facilities, knowledge of proper use of cleaning fluids, and excellent communication skills. Hospital or hotel experience and bilingual (English/ Spanish) preferred. CHS offers an excellent benefits package which includes above‑market salaries ($60‑$80K/yr DOE), premium medical benefits, pension plans, and tax savings accounts. Please apply online at www. cottagehealthsystem.­org. EOE


DEPT. OF MOLECULAR, CELLULAR, AND DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY (MCDB) Responsible for the full range of management functions in MCDB. Management responsibilities encompass departmental operations, strategic analysis and planning, facilities management, human resource management, fiscal resource management, information technology, hazard communications, and safety programs. Reqs: Strong communication, analytical, interpersonal, and leadership skills. Supervisory experience 2+ years minimum. Knowledge of UC systems (OACIS, financial systems, PPS, ORBiT, On‑line GLO, DataWarehouse, etc.). Experience with Microsoft Office Suite. Well‑versed on UC, campus, and applicable financial policies and procedures. Notes: Fingerprinting required. $81,700 ‑ $96,450/yr. 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, or any other characteristic protected by law including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. This is an Internal to External recruitment giving primary consideration to current UC employees who apply by 5/5/14. External applications may be considered if an internal candidate is not selected. Apply online at https:­ //jobs. Job #20140156

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Honeysuckle Possums at 4558 Auhay Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Lisa A. Macker (same address) Susan M. Reeves (same address) This business is conducted by a Copartners Signed: Susan M. Reeves This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 07, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2014‑0001009. Published: Apr 24. May 1, 8, 15 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Crushcakes Kitchen, Crushcakes Kitchen & Tasting Room at 2611 De La Vina Street Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Crushfoods Inc 1315 Anacapa Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Shannon Gaston, President This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 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 Doe Solis. FBN Number: 2014‑0001147. Published: Apr 24. May 1, 8, 15 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Michelle Dillon Media at 797 N. La Cumbre Road Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Michelle Dillon (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 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: 2014‑0001087. Published: Apr 24. May 1, 8, 15 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Hope 4 Kids, Hope 4 Kids Early Learning Center, Hope 4 Kids Preschool & Infant/Toddler Center, Hope Santa Barbara, Hope 4 Kids Children’s Center, Hope 4 Kids Infant/Toddler Center, Hope 4 Kids Preschool & Infant/Toddler Child Care Center, Hope 4 Kids Children’s Educational Center, Hope 4 Kids Preschool, Hope 4 Kids Santa Barbara at 560 N. La Cumbre Road Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Missionary Church of Santa Barbara, Inc (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Cheri Diaz, Director This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 15, 2014. This 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‑ 0001130. Published: Apr 24. May 1, 8, 15 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Goodland Designs at 5902 Daley Street Goleta, CA 93117; James Henry Height 1412 Gillespie Street Apt. C Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: James Height This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 31, 2014. This 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‑ 0000951. Published: Apr 24. May 1, 8, 15 2014.


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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: The Civil Attorneys Association of Santa Barbara County at 535 Fireside Lane Goleta, CA 93117; Marie A La Sala 222 Meigs Rd, #15 Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Maria Salido Novatt 535 Fireside Lane Goleta, CA 93117; Kevin E Ready 2525 Garden Street Solvang, CA 93463 This business is conducted by a Unincorporated Association Signed: Kevin E Ready This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 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 Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2014‑0001152. Published: Apr 24. May 1, 8, 15 2014.


FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Ranch & Reata Magazine, Range Radio at 3569 Sagunto Street Santa Ynez, CA 93460; Rangeworks, LLC (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on April 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: 2014‑0001091. Published: Apr 24. May 1, 8, 15 2014.

Name Change IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF SARAH J GONZALEZ ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 1439301 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: SARAH JOSEPHINE GONZALEZ TO: SARAH JOSEPHINE CARPENTER‑ SANTOS 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 Mar 4, 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 Mar 4, 2014 by James E. Herman, Judge of the Superior Court. Published , Apr 24. May 1, 8, 15 2014.

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Experience our 6th annual celebration of chocolate & wine

Saturday, May 3, 2014 5–7:30pm VIP reception at 4pm sharp Saint Barbara Greek Orthodox Church Event Center 1205 San Antonio Creek Road Santa Barbara CA

Featuring… a judged competition of chocolate creations by local chocolatiers and a variety of California wines For more information: 805.963.6832


Sunrise 6:13 Sunset 7:40

12:41 am/ 1.57

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SPRing MOVE‑IN SPECIALS: 1BD Near Cottage Hospital. 519 W Alamar. Set among beautiful oak trees across the strert from Oak Park. NP. $1050. Call Cristina 687‑0915

Thu 24

Thu 1

Furn rm in interesting house full of Ethnic Art. Share house w/ 66 yr old female. An older women worked out well last time. incl all utils. Large patio, pool, hot‑tub. $1050/mo, $1050 dep. 569‑2331 after 10am.

Spring MOVE‑IN SPECIALS:1BD near SBCC & beach @Carla Apts NP. 530 W Cota $1050 Rosa 965‑3200

Tide Guide Day

Rooms For Rent


12:57 pm/ -0.00 7:31 pm/ 4.85


april 24, 2014







OPEN SUN 1-4pm

OPEN SUN 1-4pm

SANTA BARBARA Newly built,


4,000/sq.ft 3BD/2.5BA, home. Ocean views, energy efficient, patio w/ fireplace & BBQ, balcony from master bedroom, huge basement with endless possibilities, & much more!

remodeled 4BD/2BTH home with pool. Clean, contemporary, modern feel with Jacuzzi style tub, natural light and open floor plan. Roosevelt School District.





National Reach, Local Experts, Outstanding Results

WILLIAM STONECHIPER – REALTOR® · Genuine, Personally Customized Service · State of the Art Marketing · Thorough & Reliable Around the Clock Assistance · Regional Knowledge & Respect for Our Community




PRICE FOR FINISHED HOME MONTECITO Luxurious 5BD/6BA home ready to be built. Views of the ocean & islands. (PRICE WHEN COMPLETE)

MONTECITO 46 acre ocean view





property w/ guest house & approved plans for hilltop estate. Great opp!

OPEN SUN 1-4pm


NEW LISTING SANTA BARBARA Panoramic-view home on cul de sac, minutes from downtown. Elegance & privacy. Must see!

SUMMERLAND 4BD/3BA home w/ guest unit. Open interior, custom features, steps from beach & village.

SANTA BARBARA Outstanding 2

NEW LISTING MONTECITO Located in prestigious “Ennisbrook”, this 1.55 acre parcel is located across from a private 2-acre grass park


story duplex in the heart of downtown SB w/ 3 car garage. Peabody School.

in Crown Collection. Custom upgrades, an in-law suite, gourmet kitchen & more!












3 UNITS! CAMBRIA Duplex on cul-de-sac in

SANTA BARBARA Newly renovat-

SANTA BARBARA Excellent invest-

Leimert Estates neighborhood. Ocean views & 2 car garage. Both units 2BD/2BA.

ed duplex w/ 1BD/1BA units. 2 blocks to beach, nice yard, 2 car garage.

ment opportunity. Updated duplex with 2 homes (2BD/1BA + 2BD/1.5BA)









SANTA BARBARA Multi-family house w/3 units! 4BD/2BA main house & newer duplex with 1bd/1ba units.

NEW LISTING GOLETA 4BD/2BA w/ additional den/ office/bedroom. 1,990 sq. ft. living space on .21 acre lot. Kellogg School District. $869,000


OPEN SUN 1-4pm



3BD/2BA w/ backyard, updated kitchen, formal dining room & more!

unit nestled in sought after Parkcrest development. Low monthly dues.





7630 HOLLISTER AVE. #120

SANTA BARBARA C2 zoned mixed use property on a corner lot. Excellent investment for an owner & business.

NEW LISTING GOLETA 1BD/1BA Condo. Gorgeous custom remodel. Move in ready. Bright and airy. $369,000

BRE# 01477382

GOLETA 1BD/1BA, single level home in complex w/ pool, sauna, gym & more. Near shopping, etc.

Be a “Smart Seller” - get better service and save thousands.


VENTURA This is a “must-see” home on an oversized corner lot, halfway between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara.





mercial/Residential. Front yard, side patio, detached garage. Priced to sell.

Goodwin & Thyne Properties only charges 1.5% for full, unparalleled service, second to none. Our Sellers work with full-time brokers, Realtors® and attorneys while saving you thousands of dollars.

$359,000 2000 State Street, Santa Barbara 805.899.1100

Santa Barbara Independent, 04/24/14  

April 24, 2014, Vol. 28, No. 432

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