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volume 28, number 436, May 22-29, 2014 Barney Brantingham’s On the Beat . . . . 25

THE WEEK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

LIVING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

Living Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Starshine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39


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The judges for the Independent Theater Awards enjoyed sharing their impressions of the 2013-14 season in a lively discussion before narrowing down the awards list to a final 20 lucky recipients. Each year, (from left) Philip Brandes, Tom Jacobs, Charles Donelan, Joseph Miller, and Barney Brantingham get together at the beginning of May to look back at the year that was and select those achievements they feel deserve recognition. With no nominees or categories, the Indy Awards are a bit different from the Tonys or the Oscars, but this reflects one opinion that’s shared by all the judges, which is that every one of our honorees is a first-place winner.

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Impartial Analysis of County Ballot Measure M Prepared by Cars Are Basic (CAB) Measure M was placed on the ballot following a petition signed by the required number of voters. The proper implementation of Measure M would prevent county-owned public facilities from suffering further deterioration due to lack of proper maintenance, and would result in long term savings for county taxpayers. The measure would require the County Board of Supervisors to maintain all county roads, parks and buildings, in the same or better condition that existed at the time of Measure M's passage. Santa Barbara County Auditor-Controller Robert Geis has estimated the annual cost of funding the requirements of Measure M to be between $18 and $21 million dollars. The measure specifies no mechanism to fund the measure's requirement, and has left all decisions on funding up to the Board of Supervisors. Among the options the Board of Supervisors has to fund the requirements of Measure M are: 1) new voter approved tax revenue; 2) new voter approved debt; 3) improvements in efficiency of county government operations that will allow transfer of revenue to fund Measure M requirements; or 4) increasing the county tax base by eliminating government policies that inhibit business growth. CAB has determined the most effective mechanism of funding the requirements of Measure M would be through improving government efficiency. This is best achieved by eliminating improper conduct between county government and contractors/vendors. CAB has determined the requirements of Measure M can be fully funded by eliminating contract and bid improprieties in the county's $903 million dollar operating budget. Public safety services such as fire and police would be maintained at current levels. Increases in taxes and/or debt would be unnecessary. For Measure M to achieve its objectives proper implementation is necessary. At this time, with the present Board of Supervisors, proper implementation of Measure M would be a challenge. There is no indication the current Board has any intention to eliminate contract and bid improprieties in county government. There is also no indication that the current Board of Supervisors intend to eliminate policies that are detrimental to business growth. Proper implementation of Measure M would require a fundamental change in the attitude and priorities of county government. The Board of Supervisors would need to have a majority that would be willing to change how the government awards contracts and grants. The elimination of improper influences from special interest groups during contract negotiations should be paramount. Eliminating the practice of awarding contracts and grants based on political patronage, and eliminating contract cost overruns and padding should also be emphasized. This change in attitudes and priorities can only be achieved by county voters changing their representation on the Board of Supervisors. TM

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Prop. 41: Yes


ou can’t save money without spending a little up front, and Proposition  — a k a the Veterans Housing and Homeless Prevention Bond Act — allows the legislature to sell $600 million in general obligation bonds to build new multifamily housing for homeless veterans. Given that all experts agree providing health and mental-health services to people on the streets is exorbitantly more expensive than providing it to those in fixed housing, passage of this urgently sensible measure should be a no-brainer. Given that California is home to one-quarter of all homeless vets in the United States, it’s even more justified. Lastly, the state legislature recently disbanded all California redevelopment agencies, the entities traditionally most responsible for funding such housing. With these agencies gone, Prop.  is needed to fill the breach.

Prop. 42: Yes


f you think it costs government a lot to keep public records open to the public and that the people’s business gets conducted by light of day, consider the alternative. Proposition  would amend the state constitution requiring that local government agencies maintain public records and open meetings regardless of the compensation level provided by the state legislature. To some extent, we sympathize with local governments. In response to the recent recession, the legislature has shifted the financial burden of state open-government laws onto the local agencies responsible with carrying them out. We get the gripe. Regardless, such laws are both essential and fundamental. As such, they cannot depend upon the precarious whimsy of funding formulas. ■




Governor: Edmund G. “Jerry” Brown Lieutenant Governor: Gavin Newsom Secretary of State: Alex Padilla or Dan Schnur Controller: John A. Pérez Attorney General: Kamala D. Harris

Auditor-Controller: Robert W. Geis Clerk, Recorder and Assessor: Joseph E. Holland District Attorney: Joyce E. Dudley Sheriff-Coroner: Bill Brown

Insurance Commissioner: Dave Jones

Treasurer-Tax CollectorPublic Administrator: Harry E. Hagen

U.S. Representative 24th District: Lois Capps

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County Supervisor 2nd District: Janet Wolf

Proposition 41: Vote Yes

Proposition 42: Vote Yes

County Measure Measure M: Vote No

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What the Frack? Energy Reps and Workers Blast New Initiative



ith climate change, earthquakes, and drought fears occupying the collective consciousness, one group’s efforts to ban fracking and other controversial enhanced oil-drilling techniques could not have come at a better time. Carrying the torch is a new grass-roots organization dubbed Water Guardians, which mushroomed from a small group into hundreds of volunteers in a matter of weeks. At Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting, the county registrar announced that the group had gathered enough valid signatures to potentially ban “high intensity” operations on unincorporated land in Santa Barbara County. Undoubtedly caught off guard by the “spontaneous” effort, dozens of opponents of the initiative posed unanswered questions on Tuesday. But one point was clear: The ban is heading to the November ballot, barring the slim chance that the supes adopt it without alteration at a special meeting on June 13. Noticeably absent from the handful of supporters who commented on Tuesday were prominent Santa Barbara environmentalists. Representatives from Surfrider, the Environmental Defense Center (EDC), the Community Environmental Council (CEC), Channelkeeper, and other organizations did not speak in an official capacity. Katie Davis, who helped spearhead Water Guardians and has been involved with Santa Barbara chapters of .org and the Sierra Club, said many key enviros have been working behind the scenes. Some were among the hundreds who wore bright blue T-shirts and flocked to grocery stores and farmers markets in both southern and northern parts of the county to gather 16,000 valid signatures in just under a month — 3,000 more than required. All gatherers were volunteers, Davis said, and the group has stayed afloat from one $3,000 grant from the Fund for Santa Barbara and other small donations. Many people had doubts the organization would be able to gather enough signatures in such a short period of time, which, according to Davis, is another reason some of the bigger names have yet to officially come forward. A native of Summerland, Davis said she had never considered herself an “activist” but rather 12


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a concerned citizen who slapped solar panels on her roof years ago and has long driven a white Nissan LEAF. Legally representing the Water Guardians is San Francisco–based attorney Rachel Hooper, who drafted the initiative. Hooper is with a firm that specializes in environmental law — Shute, Mihaly, and Weinberger LLP — and has decades of experience working on land-use permits. On Tuesday, several dozen opponents took to the podium. Many said they represented modest oil-industry employees; several claimed the

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ban would destroy jobs in a robust industry; a number said it could be legally problematic. “Believe me, this is a wolf in sheep’s clothing,” asserted one opponent. Several others contended that “high intensity” is actually “high efficiency,” which decreases the cost of energy. “[I]t’s so misguided; I can’t stress it enough,” said former Carpinteria city councilmember Joe Armendariz. Though it’s become the buzzword, fracking isn’t currently occurring in the county. But another enhanced oil-extraction technique known as cyclic steam injection is happening, and it appears to be on the upswing. In the past 12 months, the county approved 239 new wells, and 166 of them will use cyclic steaming. Currently, hundreds of cyclic-steam wells are operating in the county, and according to the county’s Energy Division director, Kevin Drude, oil companies Aera Energy and ERG Resources are in the process of submitting formal applications for what will likely be hundreds of cyclicsteam wells. Claiming to represent the taxpayers, other opponents predicted the county will experience a legal nightmare if this ban passes. They contended landowners — individuals as well as

OUT IN FORCE: A grass-roots organization’s speedy efforts to place a fracking ban on the November ballot attracted dozens of critics to this week’s Board of Supervisors meeting.

oil companies — who own the mineral rights could sue the county because their property value diminished because of the ban. But Water Guardians attorney Hooper claimed constitutional takings cases are rare and very difficult to prove. Also, the initiative includes an exception: Property owners who demonstrate that the measure would constitute a taking could receive an exception from the supervisors. Exactly how this ordinance would be interpreted legally remains to be seen. Supporters have maintained that the ban would not impact current projects that have been approved and made “substantial progress.” Currently, at any given time, 2,600 oil wells are operating in the county, and a fraction of those use unconventional methods. But according to one interpretation of the initiative, most if not all wells at some time could be considered a “high intensity” operation because chemicals are used to maintain the wells. In response, Davis contended this ban merely focuses on well stimulation and does not prohibit well maintenance. Other opponents have contended that Senate Bill  — which passed last year and is currently studying the effects of fracking — will implement sufficient regulation by 2015, and Santa Barbara County is one of the only counties in the state to have an energy division to monitor oil operations. A handful of other counties and cities have issued moratoriums on fracking in recent months, and on Tuesday, Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors voted to prohibit fracking and all oil and gas development — largely as a preventative measure. (Just last week, the environmental watchdog group Los Padres ForestWatch stopped three fracking operations in the Sespe oil field located in the national forest in Ventura based on errors in the permit process.) The supervisors voted for staff from the energy division to draft a report of the economic impact of the initiative. County Counsel will dissect the legal language. The supes’ 3-2 vote included the option to adopt the ordinance at ■ the special meeting in June.

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The preliminary hearing for Rebecca Sandoval — charged with second-degree murder and vehicle manslaughter for killing Buellton resident Linda Wall last December — revealed that she was allegedly high on nitrous oxide at the time of the collision. Four law enforcement officers gave testimony that in Sandoval’s December crash and a prior uncharged incident in October, “huffing” was a factor. In the current case, Sandoval pleaded not guilty and will be arraigned on 5/28. She faces 15 years to life in prison if convicted. A Santa Barbara judge has ordered the Boy Scouts of America to turn over 20 years of socalled “perversion files” involving molestation cases, a step that could make them evidence in a case to be heard in October. The case involves the molestation of a 13-year-old Santa Barbara scout. The molester pleaded no contest several years ago, but the current civil matter seeks punitive damages against the scouts. In direct violation of county policy, Sheriff’s deputies often leave their patrol cars idling when they’re parked, a practice that wastes more than $200,000 in gas and generates tons of emissions every year. Those are the findings of a Grand Jury report published this week that took the Sheriff’s Office to task for “unnecessary cost to the county’s taxpayers.” Sheriff’s officials responded that patrol cars are left idling because their computer systems need to be on at all times and take three to four minutes to reboot if turned off. The agency has 60 days to respond to the report. Read more at Investigators determined that the Miguelito Fire was started by untrimmed trees brushing against a live 12,000-volt power line at the Celite diatomaceous earth plant in Lompoc. At the height of their attack, more than 500 firefighters from agencies up and down the Central Coast descended on the area. They were assisted by a small fleet of helicopters and a DC-10 air tanker. Authorities estimated the cost to fight the 600-acre fire reached more than $860,000. Calls to Celite and Southern California Edison were not returned.

CITY Eloy Ortega, the CEO of the Bank of Santa Barbara since 2009, stepped down on 5/1, according to chief operating officer and interim CEO Joanne Funari. Although Funari declined to comment on reasons for Ortega’s departure, the change comes after an order from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in February for the bank to comply with the Bank Secrecy Act, fix “internal control weaknesses,” and implement a Secrecy Act compliance policy. Funari said the bank now has a “full compliance department.” The bank will be “looking at internal and external candidates” to permanently fill Ortega’s position, Funari said.

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NO LOVE LOST: Supervisors Peter Adam (left) and Salud Carbajal exchanged sharp words over county maintenance costs.

USE A HOSE, GO TO JAIL: With the Stage II drought declaration, city residents will risk fines up to $250 if they use hoses like this one without nozzle attachments that restrict the flow.

In a surprise to no one, this week’s discussion by the Board of Supervisors on the maintenance needs of county-owned buildings and parks became a jab-filled debate about the controversial Measure M. After a presentation from staff that showed the county’s deferred maintenance backlog for buildings and parks hovers just under $84 million — lower than the $94 million previously projected — 1st District Supervisor Salud Carbajal uttered the phrase he’s used for months to describe Measure M: “the elephant in the room.” The initiative, championed by 4th District Supervisor Peter Adam and to be decided by voters on June 3, would force the board to annually allocate $18 million-$44 million for the upkeep of county-owned buildings, parks, and roads so as not to add the costs to the ever-growing backlog. (The backlog for roads clocks in at $257 million.) Opponents of the measure — which include Carbajal and supervisors Janet Wolf, Doreen Farr, and Steve Lavagnino — contend it would mean painful cuts to public safety and social services. Adam maintained on Tuesday that the supervisors don’t have an alternative to Measure M and addressed the voters directly. “Unless you vote yes on this thing, it’s not going to happen,” he said. “We’re going to kick that can down the road here forever and ever, amen.” But Carbajal — who suggested that Adam’s goal with the ordinance was to “bankrupt the county government” — resented Adam’s notion that the board was feigning a last-minute concern over maintenance needs, citing the board’s decision to provide an extra $2 million to roads funding last year and pointing out the toll the recession took on the budget. “It’s not like we pooh-poohed this issue and then this measure came about,” Carbajal said, then speculating about Adam’s thought process. “There was a sense of, ‘Okay, I raised the urgency of this. Okay, you’re starting the conversation. You’re giving it serious consideration, but just in case, I’m going to ram this down your throat with this measure.’” Carbajal suggested a maintenance funding plan similar to that for the North County Jail, in which money is set aside incrementally; possible funding scenarios will be presented to the board during June’s budget talks. In August, the board will hear from staff — Lyz Hoffman about how to prioritize the 1,618 deferred maintenance projects.

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winner was Solvang Elementary School’s Viking Café; Bethany Markee gave such a compelling pitch that she and her nonprofit were awarded both the Grand Prix ($15,000) and Audience Choice awards ($10,000). The Mission award ($5,000) went to Meichelle Arntz’s Angels Foster Care, and the State Street award went to Lynn Houston’s A Different Point of View, a flying program for kids.

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COUNTY A bluffside cabana over Hope Ranch’s beach caught the attention of the California Coastal Commission last week, whose commissioner, Jana Zimmer, is appealing the County of Santa Barbara’s after-the-fact approval of work that was done to the building’s deck years ago. The Rice Cabana, which is owned by Lee and Julia Carr, who purchased it after the repairs were completed, was deemed a historic landmark in 2012, yet Zimmer’s appeal asserts that protected status shouldn’t trump the protection of coastal resources. It’s unclear what alternatives to approving the completed work exist, but the commission will be giving a top-down analysis in the weeks to come. The gaudy Montecito mansion featured in the 1983 gangster flick Scarface (pictured) is now on

sale for $35 million. Surrounded by more than 10 acres of gardens, the nearly 10,000-square-foot estate at 631 Para Grande Lane was designed by architect Bertram Goodhue in 1906; its most recent owner was Russian billionaire Sergey Grishin, who bought it in 2009. It was listed for rent in 2012 for $30,000 a month. The four-bedroom, nine-bathroom estate — called El Fureidis, which loosely translates to “Tropical Paradise” — is also known for growing rare palm trees for Disneyland. Santa Barbara County projects a $905 million budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year, with slight increases in revenues and expenditures from the current fiscal year; officials cont’d page 14 

hile the Santa Barbara City Council did not officially decree that the only good lawn is a dead one, it took a definite step in that direction this Tuesday, declaring a Stage II drought emergency. In fact, acting city water czar Josh Haggmark declared, “Short term, the best thing is to let lawns die. Let them go.” Under the new Stage II rules, fines as high as $250 per offense can now be imposed on residents who water their lawns during daylight hours, hose down their sidewalks, or use a hose without a flow-control nozzle. In addition, the council embraced a new rate structure designed to punish water customers who use more than what’s required for basic bathing, flushing, and drinking. The new restrictions were imposed only after previous efforts to elicit voluntary reductions of 20 percent did not pan out. As a result, low water users will see a slight bump of 81 cents in their water bills. Moderate users will experience a $10 monthly increase, and heavy users will be charged $130 more a month. If these measures don’t achieve their desired effect, Councilmember Frank Hotchkiss wondered, what is Haggmark’s Plan B? “Flush your toilet once a week?” he asked. Councilmember Bendy White expressed concern the higher rates were “a little gentle,” but he said they could always be raised later if need be. Based on his experience in the last drought, he said, new rules can generate enforcement nightmares.“The regulatory side of this is a bummer,” he opined,“and it doesn’t generate the same spirit.” The council’s action took place just one week after Santa Barbara County withered under a record-setting heat wave. During its peak, Lake Cachuma — the South Coast’s major water supply — lost 54 acre-feet of water a day. Typically at this time of year, evaporation claims only half that. Governor Jerry Brown blamed climate change, noting how the drought has sparked an unprecedented eruption of wildfires. In the first five months of 2014, he said, California has experienced 1,800. Normally, there are 800 in an entire year.

The severity of the drought — caused by three of the consecutive driest years on record — helped persuade even the most reluctant of water districts making up the Cachuma Operation and Maintenance Board (COMB) to agree to a 55 percent reduction in water deliveries effective October 1. As a result, the districts will have to make do with deliveries of about 11,500 acre-feet of water next year instead of 25,700. There wasn’t a whole lot of choice, said Tom Fayram, head of the county Flood Control District and Water Agency. “We could use it all up this year and pray to God it rains,” he said. “Or we could cut back use so that hopefully we might have a little left by 2016.” COMB member agencies also just signed a contract to spend up to $6 million to pay a private contractor to design and build a new pump station and barge if and when Lake Cachuma drops so low that water has to be pumped up to get into the delivery tunnels. That’s nearly 10 times more than the district spent during the drought 19 years ago to accomplish the same objective. But COMB director Randy Ward said the project envisioned today is much different than its predecessor. He noted the cost of installing new electrical wires to power the barged pump is nearly $750,000 and that the price of electricity alone could be $40,000 a month. If all goes as planned, Ward said the new pumping facility should be ready by September 19. The good news is the Central Coast Water Authority (CCWA) — the super agency responsible for the importation of state water to Santa Barbara County — has secured an additional 5,883 acre-feet of supplies. In addition, the February and March rains provided enough relief so that at least some deliveries — 5 percent of entitlements — can be made this year. Initially, the state water system was so stressed that its managers determined they could make zero deliveries, a first in the project’s history.“I’m not inclined to say ‘Hoo-hah! The pressure’s off,’” said CCWA chief Ray Stokes. “The situation’s still dire, but it’s eased up a bit.” ■ may 22, 2014




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ANOTHER ROUND: Deputy Chief Probation Officer Tanja Heitman (left) and Chief Probation Officer Beverly Taylor updated the supervisors on prison realignment.

Convict Carousel Continues The county’s Probation Department will supervise fewer convicts of a certain type at the same time the Sheriff’s Office will see more state prison inmates either placed in County Jail or monitored electronically. Those were two of the projections presented to the supervisors this week by Chief Probation Officer Beverly Taylor, who spoke at length about how Santa Barbara is faring as it goes into another fiscal year of AB 109, the state law implemented in 2011 that shifted responsibility for certain offenders from the state to the counties. The law deals with two types of inmates. One group is nonviolent, nonserious, non-high-risk sex offenders who, upon being released from prison, are now under the purview of county probation departments rather than state parole officers. The second group involves nonviolent, nonserious non-sex offenders who now serve their sentences in jails rather than prisons; their time can also include mandatory supervision. Santa Barbara County presently monitors 310 individuals in the first category and expects to oversee 262 in June 2015. The second category currently includes 231 people, but that number will jump to 354. Taylor mentioned $64 million in statewide cuts coming to AB 109 funding, but she said the county will supplement its $8.8 million chunk from the state with approximately $1.1 million in onetime funding leftover from previous years. The state’s reduction will mean one fewer deputy probation officer to monitor GPS inmates and thus a cap of 22 inmates eligible for that service. Even more so this year, the county wants to use its AB 109 money to connect inmates with reentry services (job training, housing, and MediCal) so that the inmates don’t end up back where they started. The county’s approach “has enabled us to stay well ahead of many other jurisdictions,” Taylor said, referring to how Santa Barbara has done better than other counties in taking advantage of split sentences and in the number of inmates who fail to report to probation — Lyz Hoffman soon after release.

released the recommended budget on 5/16. Plans include growing the rainy-day fund and directing more money to maintenance, with or without Measure M’s passage. The county’s workforce will likely grow by 115 jobs, most created by the Affordable Care Act and paid for with state and federal funds. Final budget hearings are scheduled for 6/9 and 6/11. The county’s unemployment rate has fallen to a level not seen since July 2008, before the Great Recession hit, according to the county’s Workforce Investment Board. Figures show that the unemployment rate in April was 5.4 percent, down from 6.8 percent in March 2014 and 6.3 percent in April 2013. Santa Barbara’s overall unemployment fares better than California’s (7.3 percent) and the country’s (5.9 percent).

GOLETA The Goleta City Council voted to implement two new smoking ordinances (one related to the sale of tobacco products, the other to secondhand smoke), which will go into effect in June. The ordinances, discussed earlier this month, are meant to prevent sales to minors (including vaporizing products like e-cigarettes) and to ban smoking in public places and rec14


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Goleta City Councilmember Ed Easton (pictured), who resigned on 5/21 after buying a house outside city limits, was recognized by the city for his five-and-a-half years on the dais. He thanked his colleagues individually and called his time at the city “a wonderful experience.” Easton also spoke about his wife’s desire for the new house, saying, “The idea was to make her happy, and I think we’re going to accomplish that.” Easton’s second term would’ve run through 2016; his seat will be filled via appointment by 7/20. cont’d page 16 

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rthur Nevarez, a 40-year-old former Eastside gang leader, testified as a witness on behalf of the City of Santa Barbara’s proposed gang injunction Tuesday, describing his life as a gang member, his many years behind bars, and the Mexican Mafia’s growing role in Santa Barbara affairs. Until he took the stand, Nevarez — facing a sentence of 87 years to life on charges of felonious domestic abuse — had been described throughout the trial by prosecuting attorney Hilary Dozer only as “Mister X.” Nevarez testified that at some point the cocoon of isolation surrounding Santa Barbara’s gang culture was breached and that the area came within the influence of both the Surenos — a regional gang — and the Mexican Mafia. He testified that the Mexican Mafia “claimed” Santa Barbara.“Santa Barbara is now spoken for,” He said. As a result, Nevarez also testified, gang-affiliated drug dealers have been

thing else to bolster his sense of the heightened threat posed by gangs and simultaneously to explain away the decline in related activity. Nevarez’s testimony appears to serve both functions. On the stand, he was composed, articulate, and compelling. His account reinforced last Friday’s testimony by Santa Barbara Police Detective Michael Epstein, who described confronting four active gang members in the past several weeks — on separate occasions — and asking why the streets had grown so quiet. One, Epstein stated, intimated that the gang injunction was responsible. While saying, “‘Tinct, tinct, tinct,’” Epstein recounted, the gang member pantomimed a stabbing motion. “I would infer there’s going to be some stabbings,” Epstein said of the encounter. Nevarez, who recently appeared in an antigang documentary produced by the Santa Maria Police Department, said he’s been out of custody for only five of the past 22 years. He opted to resign while awaiting reclassifica-

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paying taxes to the Mexican Mafia, and some purposefully get arrested for minor offenses so they can distribute drugs in jail. He claimed such transactions generate $5,000-$6,000 a month in sales, of which onethird goes to the Mexican Mafia. Dozer cited the emergence of the Mexican Mafia in Santa Barbara as an important reason the city needs a gang injunction. It’s added a new element of entrepreneurial volatility and violence to a gang culture that’s otherwise been exclusively turf-based, he said. Nevarez has spent the past four-and-a-half years in County Jail, and after “resigning” from gang life two-and-a-half years ago, he’s been kept in protective custody. Since then, he’s testified as a witness in several trials against other gang members and has helped jail officials decode letters and other encrypted written communications inside and outside the jail. Since the injunction was proposed, Nevarez testified that the number of gang members booked on violent charges had conspicuously dropped. “Word went around jail that things should lay low,” he said. One of the challenges confronting advocates of the injunction — which now targets 11 adult gang members — is the sharp decline in violent gang crime since 2010. To approve the injunction, Judge Colleen Sterne must find that gangs constitute an abiding and intolerable nuisance in Santa Barbara and that traditional law enforcement efforts aren’t sufficient. If gang violence is dropping, Dozer needs some-

tion in the County Jail after participating in an assault there. He said he “manipulated” the system to get transferred to the County Jail from the High Desert State Prison in hopes of impressing gang leaders with the Surenos — a Southern California gang with major influence in correctional facilities and on the streets — as well as the Mexican Mafia. Nevarez acknowledged that in exchange for his cooperation, pending torture charges against him were dropped. With those charges dropped, he now enjoys an admittedly outside chance of winning an appeal on other charges and getting out at some point in his lifetime. Likewise, defense attorneys argued that because Nevarez has been locked up in protective custody the past twoand-a-half years, he lacks firsthand knowledge of contemporary gang life. Nevarez argued that as an interpreter of letters and “kites” written by gang members, he keeps current. After the hearing, defense attorney Tara Haaland-Ford commented,“The gang injunction doesn’t target the Mexican Mafia. To the extent the Mexican Mafia is involved in Santa Barbara, it’s not going to address the Mexican Mafia.” When the gang injunction was first proposed more than three years ago, 30 alleged gang members — “the worst of the worst,” according to Santa Barbara Police Chief Cam Sanchez — were named. Just weeks before the injunction trial started, 19 of those 30 were dropped from the lawsuit. The trial is expected to continue through the rest of the week. ■ may 22, 2014



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A highly anticipated assessment that clears the way for slant drilling from Vandenberg Air Force Base was released last week. Several years ago, plans to drill on the base were all but extinct after base commanders said such projects could interfere with base operations and compromise military missions. But the possibility of drilling was reopened last fall when Vandenberg announced the Air Force Civil Engineer Center would conduct a study to determine if the positives (economic) outweighed the negatives (environmental risk). The two-page executive summary gives the green light for slant drilling, though key details remain hazy. The person happiest with the preliminary findings is probably Sunset Exploration founder Robert Nunn, who, in partnership with ExxonMobil, has pushed to tap the offshore Tranquillon Ridge field for almost a decade. Though Sunset Exploration still has to beat out competitors in a bidding contest, the company undoubtedly has a huge head start. “It’s an exciting development,” Nunn said, adding that extended-reach drilling — in which “land-based” rigs drill vertically and then horizontally to reach oil reservoirs — leaves environmental habitats unharmed and has been safely used for decades in California. Not so, say Santa Barbara environmentalists who were frustrated with the results. “We would hope for a little more transparency,” said Environmental Defense Center attorney Linda Krop. Krop argued the public has been “left in the dark,” and this brief summary lacks specifics such as the locations — and number — of the drilling sites. Further, Vandenberg is largely undeveloped and “one of the most important environmental areas on the planet,” affirmed Krop. Also seriously concerned with the release is Congressmember Lois Capps, who has long opposed new offshore drilling projects. “While I have not yet reviewed the report in detail, it is clear that the Air Force’s Opportunity Assessment released today opens the door to new drilling along our coast,” Capps said in a statement. “I will continue to follow this closely and actively engage the Air Force to highlight these concerns and ensure that input from local stakeholders is properly and fully considered throughout — Kelsey Brugger this process.”

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An exhausting 19-day, 670-mile effort to save a young humpback whale (pictured) tangled in fishing gear came to a happy conclusion last Wednesday when a group of rescuers successfully freed the animal a few miles off Goleta Point. The whale’s tail had become caught in a crab pot line in Monterey Bay, cutting inches into its blubber and tissue and hindering its ability to swim. Read more at Fifty-one lucky dogs from county shelters took one-way flights to no-kill facilities in Idaho, Oregon, and Montana this week as part of a new collaboration with Wings of Rescue. The Van Nuys nonprofit staffed by volunteers and big-hearted pilots picked up the dogs at the Santa Barbara Airport on Saturday. The $6,250 in transportation costs were covered by donations through the Dog Adoption & Welfare Group (DAWG). ■

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WHY IT MATTERS: At first glance, the Kashkari-Donnelly matchup is simply a campaign clown show of scarce importance beyond the entertainment value to be derived by journalists and others with barren lives. As a political matter, however, the intraparty feud is significant in reflecting the national conflict between establishment Republicans, traditionally in the cultural and intellectual mainstream of the country, and the more extremist Tea Party, which, since the first days of President Obama’s presidency, has pushed the GOP further and further to the right, to the point where the fundamental value of political compromise (let alone science) carries little weight. That’s why former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice last week became the latest member of the Republican elite class to endorse Kashkari, a former investment banker who ran President Bush’s financial bailout program. Also joining Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney, and Representative Darrell Issa was former governor Pete Wilson, who expressed his support for Kashkari by denigrating State Assemblymember Donnelly in unusually harsh language for a party elder: “Keeping public focus on the real and important issues facing California will require a candidate who does not have to defend Tim Donnelly’s bizarre votes and statements or his irresponsible personal behavior,” Wilson said in a written statement. “With Tim Donnelly on the ballot, it would be a losing campaign, risking injury to our party and our state and to other Republican candidates who deserve to win.” If Donnelly becomes Brown’s reelection opponent by finishing second in the balloting for governor on June 3, Wilson and other California Republicans worry that the state GOP’s hemorrhage of registered voters, now just 28 percent of the electorate, will accelerate.



hat two AM-radio right-wing loudmouths hosted the only debate between the leading Republican contenders to challenge Governor Jerry Brown is testimony to what a tarnished booby prize the GOP nomination has become. Last week’s face-off between establishment entrant Neel Kashkari and Tea Party contestant Tim Donnelly took place on The John and Ken Show, an L.A. drive-time blabberfest hosted by two Limbaugh wannabes. Moments before airtime, they marked the gravity of the occasion by seating and dressing up a skeleton in a shirt and tie to represent the Democratic incumbent, to the great amusement of several hundred folks on hand to watch the historic event. “Tim, to be direct,” Kashkari said, in the most splenetic exchange of the “debate,” interrupted by frequent commercial breaks,“in the last few months, you’ve managed to denigrate Latinos, African Americans, Jews, Muslims, Hindus.” “Go home!” bellowed one lout in the audience, dominated by Donnelly supporters. The Party of Lincoln indeed.

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Feeding Kashkari’s debate argument about offending minorities, Donnelly in recent weeks not only became the only member of the Assembly to vote against a ban on state-run souvenir shops selling Confederate memorabilia but also compared President Obama to Hitler and Stalin because of his gun-control policies. This followed his earlier participation in inflammatory demonstrations by a Minuteman group against illegal immigrants, his arrest at an airport with a loaded handgun, and his violation of his probation in that matter by firing weapons at a gun show. It’s notable, however, that Wilson and several others did not speak out until Donnelly posted an item on his Facebook page accusing Kashkari, a Hindu, of seeking to impose sharia, Islamic religious law, on the U.S. because he spoke at a 2008 educational conference, sponsored by the Treasury Department and Harvard University, to discuss banking laws in Muslim countries. “This type of stupidity disqualifies Tim Donnelly from being fit to hold any office anywhere,” said Rep. Issa, an Arab American, in a characteristically understated criticism. Donnelly, who has since removed the Facebook post, insists that it was legitimate to raise questions about Kashkari’s views on sharia: “This is a barbarous form of law,” he told the San Francisco Chronicle.“Why would we want to be compliant with anything sharia?” The raft of Kashkari endorsements, which came as public-opinion polls, showed him well behind Donnelly in a field where not one-fifth of voters know anyone but Brown. Donnelly continues to scrap for campaign money, however, while Kashkari has raised $1 million from others and kicked in $2 million of his own. BOTTOM LINE: To Donnelly, this serves a

narrative of himself as the fighting underdog of the people, shunned by the tax-, abortion-, and gay-loving elitists intent on restricting guns. “I’m a threat to the country-club Republicans,” he said. “I’m a danger because I might bring a little more country into the club.” ■

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IT’S NOT POLITICAL, IT’S PERSONAL: If Sue Grafton — famous for her long-running series of alphabetized mysteries set here in Santa Barbara — were to focus her writerly ministrations on 4th District County Supervisor Peter Adam, she could call it M Is for Molotov Cocktail. Or perhaps, A Is for Adam Bomb. Either would

work. Both are accurate. Say what you want about Adam — and most people do — the man knows how to shake things up. Adam is most immediately known for the singular outburst of facial hair that commandeers the upper hemisphere of his face. It’s way too sprawling to be defined as mere mustache, but way too northerly to be called a beard. You could describe them as “mutton chops,” but only if the sheep in question had been genetically modified. They, like Adam himself, serve as a weird Rorschach test, perpetually posing the same vexing question: “What is it?” Adam was Tea Party long before the Tea Party ever invented itself and got hijacked by Big-Monied schemers, phlegmatic poseurs, and conniving opportunists. Peter Adam is a truebelieving, anti-government crusader and radical minimalist who got elected so that he — like the biblical strongman Sampson — could bring the entire apparatus of county government crumbling down upon itself. What distinguishes Adam is how fast he’s moved and how clever he’s been. Unlike other right-wing firebrands, Adam has not been content to merely talk a good game; he plays one, too.

Exhibit A is Measure M — his brainchild — the ingeniously deceptive and sweet-sounding ballot measure county voters will decide upon this June. Put crudely, Measure M is the stick of dynamite Peter Adam strategically inserted up the rectum of county government, and he’s now asking voters to light the fuse. I don’t care how fast you think you can run; it’s not remotely fast enough. When that thing blows, it will be raining body parts all over the county, and there’s no umbrella structurally sound enough to keep you dry. Let me explain. Measure M would require county government to spend whatever it takes to keep the network of county-owned roads in at least as good a condition as they now are. Forever. Likewise with county parks and buildings. How could anyone argue with that? After all, isn’t local government supposed to be all about fixing potholes? The real answer to that question, I hate to say, is yes, but no. The real job of county government is a whole lot of things, pothole fixing being just one of many. The rub here is that it’s estimated Peter’s Pothole Jihad will cost about $20 million a year, which is roughly one-tenth of the money over which the supervisors have any discretionary say. That may not sound like a lot, but when you consider that public safety — that’s law enforcement, the jail, and fire protection — already has dibs on 60 percent of all discretionary dollars, it’s actually a lot. And that doesn’t even include the additional $20 million a year it will cost to run Bill Brown’s

new North County jail. And to date, we still don’t know the annual operations price tag for Brown’s new anti-recidivist wing of the new jail — dubbed “Hugs for Thugs” by law-n-order types. With so few discretionary dollars not already spoken for, does it make a lick of sense to sacrifice county environmental-protection programs, social services, and mental-health care — to name just a few — to maintain the county’s backcountry roads that relatively few county residents actually drive? Last I looked, they have a whole lot of poor people up in North County who desperately need county social services. Maybe that’s why 5th District Supervisor Steve Lavagnino, a wisecracking conservative, has come out so emphatically against Measure M even though he and Adam tend to agree on most board votes. Had Adam identified a new funding stream to help pay for all this infrastructure maintenance, perhaps Measure M would have been less disruptive. But he didn’t. And that may be just the point. Naturally, there’s no shortage of conspiracy theories going around, and naturally, I’m inclined to believe them all. For starters, Adam’s chief nemesis on the board of supervisors, Salud Carbajal, claimed at this week’s hearing that Adam told him point-blank that Adam was trying to “bankrupt” county government. As strategies go, it may be effective, but it’s hardly original. For years, Republicans in Sacramento talked openly of “running government off a cliff ” and did just that. This might explain

why party registration in California is at an all-time low. The other theory is that Measure M would create such a desperate demand for new revenues that the county supervisors would be forced to start approving new oil development to tap the new taxes. That might explain why David Lee Pratt of Santa Maria Energy — yes, he is a Lee — donated $20,000 to Adam’s campaign. To the extent such thought is actually entertained, it transcends the delusional and ascends into the realm of clinical hallucination. Did anyone notice how blazingly, amazingly fast a new group of political novices sprang up and — working outside the mainstream of Santa Barbara’s environmental establishment — collected 20,000 signatures to put an antifracking initiative on the November ballot? One month! Without delving into the merits of the measure, this qualifies as Olympic record. If new oil development is the Holy Grail animating Adam and Pratt, I’d suggest they launch an expedition for the Pot-o-Gold at the end of the rainbow instead. I can look at a GLOCK handgun and admire the ingenuity with which it’s been engineered. But that doesn’t mean I want to put it to my head and pull the trigger. If we approve Measure M, we may as well. And Sue Grafton will have to write another installment of her Kinsey Millhone series. It will be called S Is for Suicide. — Nick Welsh

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Esperanza “Hope” Darbyshire // - //

It has been two years since you went to the House of the Lord. It’s been very hard for your sister, your brother and especially your mother Sonnia. Many friends remember you with much love and post to your page on Facebook. I love you. I miss you terribly. Your Mother  A remembrance Mass will be held on May , , at noon, St. Raphael’s Church.

Marco Antonio Pasillas

Marco passed away on Thursday, December th,  at : PM. Marco, we are blessed to have had you in our lives. You are an amazing man and true friend. Today we remember you from Santa Barbara, San Francisco, China, Vietnam, Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit, New York, Florida, and India. Our houses ring with your music and your essence. To remember Marco, friends can donate to the good folks that helped to take care of Marco’s partner Jacquie during her last  months, the Sarah House at

Robert Studebaker Ogilvie

Robert Studebaker Ogilvie died peacefully in Santa Barbara at the age of , on May , , of a heart simply grown frail after a lifetime of wonderful travels, work and family adventures. Born and raised on a farm near Greeley, Colorado, Robert met his future wife, Lois Geer, while both attended the University of Colorado in Boulder. He earned his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering; she in English and literature. Robert’s career in the design, building and management of petrochemical fertilizer manufacturing plants took him, Lois and their two sons from the plains of Ohio, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas to the stimulating environs of Southern California, Puerto Rico, San Francisco, New York, and Miami. When their two boys had moved on to college and their own careers, Robert and Lois continued their adventures from homes in Malaga, Spain and Brussels, Belgium. He ended a long employment with EXXON after serving as its chief of environmental improvement initiatives throughout Europe and the Middle East. It was his most challenging role. Robert acquired his love and respect for the environment from his early years on the farm. His father, James Ogilvie, had once been the foreman on the sprawling Studebaker horse ranch in northern Colorado at the turn of the century. His father also taught Robert the secrets of the trout and the fly, which Robert taught to his sons and grandsons. There are few streams in the high Colorado Rockies that someone in the family has not explored. Robert and Lois settled in Santa Barbara in . As both were Colorado natives, they could not resist the additional acquisition of a place in Aspen, a place that would draw all of the family in both summer and winter for years to come. In Santa Barbara, Robert and

Death Notices CANO, Daniel; of Santa Barbara; died May ,  (Born: //); he was . Mass; /, AM at Holy Cross Church. Interment to follow at Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider -. HARRELL, Clyde Verdell; of Santa Barbara; died May ,  (Born: //); he was . Visitation Thursday from : to : pm at Welch-Ryce-Haider,  E. Sola, Funeral Services on Friday at : am at Greater Hope Baptist Church,  E. Figueroa St. Santa Barbara, CA



RIVERO, Constance C.; of Santa Barbara; died May ,  (Born: //); she was . Funeral Mass May , am at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, interment at Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by Welch-RyceHaider -. RABEHL, Cecilia Emma; of Santa Barbara; died May ,  (Born //); she was .  A Funeral service will be held on / at : at Welch-Ryce-Haider,  E. Sola St. Santa Barbara, CA. Arrangements by WelchRyce-Haider -.

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Lois were leaders in the First Methodist Church, and were energetic as well as generous in their involvement in community organizations such as the Family Services Agency, Direct Relief International and many, many more. Lois, Robert’s wife of  years, succumbed to cancer in , as did their son Bob in . Robert is survived by his son John and John’s wife, Brook Ashley, his grandchildren Rio and his wife, Amy, Brandon and his wife ,Caroline, Daryn and Alix, and his great-grandchildren Malcolm, McKenna, Lindsley, and Henry. Robert was greatly beloved and will be missed by all who were privileged to know him.

to the Peggy & Roy Wentz Memorial Scholarship Fund at Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Center, PO Box , Santa Barbara, CA . Arrangements handled by Welch-Ryce-Haider; please visit Peggy’s tribute book online at www.

held at :pm on June  at Buttonwood Farm,  Alamo Pintado road, Solvang, CA. In lieu of flowers (or wine), memorial contributions can be made to Happy Endings Animal Rescue – P.O. box , Santa Ynez, CA . Loper Funeral Chapel, Directors.

David Robinson

Robert Wendell Reynolds

// – //

Margaret “Peggy” Wentz  – 

Margaret “Peggy” Wentz, spirit-filled lover of family, friends, flora & fauna, unexpectedly made her transition on January , , at the age of  at Friendship Manor in Goleta. She is survived by daughter Kathryn Caba (and husband Tom), four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, god-daughter Laura Kath and hundreds of devoted friends especially like-a-sister Donna Lee. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Wentz; former husband Bill Minshull, their son Mark and daughter Deborah. Peggy’s passing is mourned by so many near & far. Born in Colorado, Peggy moved with her school-teacher parents to South Dakota and Illinois. She attended Northwestern University, married first husband Bill then moved to California to raise their family; and attended El Camino College, majoring in journalism. After their divorce, Peggy moved to England, was educated at Torquay College (Cordon Bleu Culinary School), and owned/operated the Old Rydon Inn. She returned to California and graduated from Santa Barbara City College with a degree in Hotel/Restaurant/Culinary Management in . Through friends of Bill Wilson, she met her beloved Roy; they married in  in Santa Barbara. She was a member and volunteer of the Santa Barbara Altrusa Club, Arthritis Foundation and Spiritualist Church of the Comforter to name a few. Peggy’s professional accomplishments from innkeeper to chef, florist, admin, designer and teacher are matched by only by her tapestry of hobbies from gardening to inspirational reading and writing projects. All are invited to a Celebration of Life service & reception for Peggy on Sunday, June , , at : p.m. at the Spiritualist Church of the Comforter,  Garden Street, Santa Barbara. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made

Dave was born in County Durham, England, on February , . He died on May , . Dave immigrated to the US (Redondo Beach, CA) in , to work for Epson America as a Project Manager. It is there he also met the love of his life, Karen Steinwachs. Later, Dave and Karen started a technology firm called Transmonde Technologies and became entrepreneurs. Their love of the Santa Ynez valley took hold of them, and they were married in a beautiful ceremony at Zaca Mesa winery in . Later, both moved up to Santa Ynez Valley and began working in the wine business with their new business venture—Vintegrated Solutions. Dave is best remembered as a man of many talents. First and foremost he was a husband who will be remembered for his strength, humor, wit, intelligence, devotion, and the ability to play a mean game of trivia. Dave and Karen loved to travel to the Virgin Islands, Europe, and visiting family in the US. Dave has friends all over the world, as he would talk to anyone over a good beer. He was also a great friend, businessman, vintner, son, uncle, neighbor and cook. He loved to cook for crowds, and was often the main chef at the many Buttonwood events around the farm. His love of many kinds of music was legendary, and he was a charter member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and quite possibly has more CDs than the Hall of Fame! Educational accomplishments included a PhD in Chemical Physics from University of Southampton- Southampton UK, and an MBA from Pepperdine University. Dave proudly became a US Citizen on June , , and was looking forward to being able to vote. Dave is survived by his wife, Karen E. Steinwachs, parents—James and Margaret Robinson of Houghton-leSpring- England, sister & brother-in-law Anne Robinson and Jose Ramon Peredo of Santander, Spain, mother-in-law Kristin Steinwachs of Palm Harbor Florida, sister-in-law Jennifer Hines Keith), sisterin-law Kathy Steinwachs Foland (John) of Clayton Ohio, along with nieces and nephews—Victoria and Cristina PeredoRobinson, Brian (Krysta) and Daniel Foland, Abbigail and Gabriel Hines. A party to celebrate Dave’s life will be

A Memorial Service celebrating the life of Robert Wendell Reynolds will be held on Sunday, June st at : PM at Alpha Resource Center,  Cathedral Oaks Rd., Santa Barbara, CA . Guests will have the opportunity to make brief statements sharing thoughts and memories involving our dear friend. Refreshments will be served in a potluck atmosphere. If you are willing to contribute a dish of treats or snacks, please contact: Theresa Laurabee phone: - ext: . For other questions or if you have something to share beyond a verbal contribution—photos, objects engraved by Wendell, etc.—please contact Peter Lackner at or () -. Comfortable attire is welcome as part of the spirit of this event, which will reflect Wendell’s approach to life as giving priority to joyful human interaction over social formalities. If you cannot attend but wish to make an offering, please consider a donation made in memory of the Robert Wendell Reynolds family to: ARC of Santa Barbara,  Cathedral Oaks Rd., Santa Barbara, California 

Dylan Corselius Willson // – //

Happy Birthday, Dylan - May th In our hearts we feel your laughter, kindness and wonder. We celebrate you every day, but today, we light your  candles and feel your smile and the warmth of the twinkle in your beautiful blue eyes. We love you forever. Mom, Dad, Christian, Maggie, Peter, Lorrie, David, Michael, Brad, Shayna, Hannah and all those you have touched and continue to touch.

In Memoriam

Bill Yerkes 1935-2014


BY J O H N P E R L I N his year marks the 60th anni-

Solar Pioneer

versary of modern solar cells capable of converting sunlight into useful amounts of electricity, and the man most responsible for converting a space-based technology to needs on Earth was Bill Yerkes, a longtime Santa Barbara resident. Bill started his solar career back in the early ’70s with a company that manufactured solar cells solely for space. Then as now, solar cells powered most of our satellites, and life is unimaginable without the communication and navigation systems that depend on satellites. But Bill had a greater vision. Back when solar energy was only used in outer space, he wanted to bring it down to Earth. After the company he headed was acquired by Hughes Aircraft with the intention of focusing solely on satellites, Bill left and started over in a garage. Bill and his colleagues began to design solar modules that could use mass-production techniques to bring the price down from their astronomical perch. VISIONARY: While solar powered space missions, Bill Yerkes invented production techniques to get the price down to earth and Among the innovations he pioneered, put solar cells to work in third-world countries. Bill identified a solution to the costly approach for creating the electrical contacts for the wafers of silicon used in solar cells. He hit A good friend of Bill’s, Charlie Gay, who was head upon the technique of screen-printing, just like silkof R&D at ARCO Solar and led the company after Bill screening T-shirts. A special mix of silver flakes with left, tells a story about how Bill’s solar cells changed life glass powder formed the conductor and also adhered in remote Papua New Guinea that goes something like reliably. Bill chose tempered glass for the outer cover, this: Another of ARCO’s solar acquisitions, ECD, had a as it was robust, manufactured everywhere, and would consultant named Dave Adler, who loved to travel, says self-clean after a rain. The silicon cells were bonded to Gay. One of Adler’s adventures had been a trip to Stone the glass just as auto windshields are made, because Bill Age villages in Papua New Guinea, and the journey was had noticed that while car bodies rusted away in wreck- anything but easy. Starting off with an air flight on Air ing yards, the windshields still looked great, even after Niugini from Brisbane to Port Moresby, New Guinea, decades sitting outdoors. Thanks to Bill’s experimentaAdler then spent two days on a jarring and gut-turning tion, the template for the modern solar module was jeep ride over rutted dirt roads. This was followed by born. two days on horseback, explains Gay, then three days In his search for markets, Bill got a loan for a paddling a canoe upriver to a region where people Volkswagen bus and began making runs to Houston still used volcanic sulfur and ash to tattoo chest markbecause he’d heard the oil companies needed solar ings of their headhunting exploits. When Adler at last modules to run the lights and foghorns on offshore oil approached the village, he could see children scramrigs. As Bill reminisced, “The oil-and-gas industry got bling into the water to swim up in greeting. As the kids us started. We had the solution for problems they faced, emerged from the water, pulling themselves up on the and they had the money to purchase the solar equipgunnels, every child was proudly wearing a blue ARCO ment that was needed. The market for solar kept pace Solar T-shirt. with technology-driven cost reduction.” Papua New Guinea had been Bill’s first large market The oil companies’ firsthand experience with for solar-powered telecom systems, and his briefcase photovoltaics convinced them of the technology’s proudly bore Air Niugini stickers for years. “Bill was potential. The skyrocketing petroleum prices of the magical,” Gay said.“His raw, positive enthusiasm was 1970s led them to believe solar might one day replace contagious.” coal for electricity. One company that Bill worked with Bill Yerkes more than fulfilled his vow that he’d bring — ARCO — offered him a proposition: If Bill would solar cell costs down to earth. By building the teams sell his upstart solar company, ARCO would finance and technical foundations, he made today’s solar revothe transformation of a cottage operation to a fulllution possible. Imagine: silicon slices barely thicker blown manufacturing factory. The offer enabled Bill to than a human hair magically producing electricity but expand, and the resulting economy of scale offered a without burning petroleum or creating pollution, its significant drop in price. By 1980, ARCO Solar became only fuel coming from that nuclear fusion plant safely the world’s largest manufacturer of solar modules. More placed 93,000,000 miles away. Bill’s passion and inspiaffordable solar modules opened up numerous markets, ration live on in every watt of the more than 100 billion including running water pumps in drought-stricken watts of solar powering the world today. Mali and lighting up houses in places that hitherto John Perlin is the author of Let It Shine: The 6,000relied on candles or kerosene. The company continues Year Story of Solar Energy. operations today as SolarWorld.


MARSHALL for Congress 24th District

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If it just happens to eviscerate government by starving departments that serve people instead of dying industries, then that’s the kind of government an anti-government kind of government officeholder can get behind. Also please note that Peter Adam’s paid staff collected the signatures to get the ordinance qualified — your tax dollars at work.

this issue would believe claims that Supervisor Wolf doesn’t care about Goleta Beach or the park. Those claims are even less persuasive when they come from her opponent, who has a vested interest in trying to make her look bad and is struggling to find any facts to help him in that effort. But the facts are clear in Wolf’s position and voting record: On March 18, she led her colleagues in a 5-0 vote to maintain the current rock revetments to protect the beach and park. Supervisor Wolf cited the EIR (environmental impact report) repeatedly in her comments, saying: “I must look at the facts as they are presented to us in this EIR … ‘When considering the EIR analysis of the Project and alternatives, it is important not to apply general lessons regarding the often adverse effects of seawalls and revetments on beach erosion without considering the particular circumstances at Goleta Beach. … the existing revetments … are projected to be seldom exposed to wave action, at least through 2050. This is in marked contrast to many other revetments in Santa Barbara County … ’” Her comments also noted the board’s repeated allocation of resources to replace the sewage lift system and bridge and her own fight to resist the imposition of parking fees. As voters, we are tired of campaign rhetoric.

Wolf and the Beach

Keep Goleta Parking


Power Voter


ne of the ways the Independent Living Resource Center (ILRC) promotes independence and access for individuals with disabilities is by encouraging everyone to vote. But some in our community have become disillusioned by the broken promises and dishonesty exhibited by some elected officials. They believe that some leaders care more about corporations, who pour money into their campaigns, rather than everyday individuals. But all that doesn’t mean our vote doesn’t have power. If votes had no power, why are tough new voter laws being enacted in many parts of the country to restrict access to voting? The State of California is working to ensure that all polling places are accessible to individuals with a variety of disabilities. But locating and fixing all the barriers is a slow process, and people can call their local registrar of voters and report polling-place barriers. (Or call me at the ILRC, 963-0595 x105.) And once Election Day is past, we need to make sure the elected leaders make the changes we want, even if we didn’t vote for them. We have to put pressure on these people to act in our best interests. Remember, in California we can always recall the leaders who are not doing an effective — Jacob Lesner-Buxton, Community Organizer, ILRC job.

M Is for Hmmm


t least 7,700 new oil wells are proposed for Santa Barbara County that will require approximately one gajillion mile-tons of heavy truck traffic. Measure M is a preemptive tactic to obligate the county to maintain all the public roads being chunked-up by private enterprise. If your fillings get rattled out of your head on the way to the casino, it’s not Santa Maria Energy’s fault; it’s the dang county fighting fires and other frivolous stuff instead of greasing the skids for Peter Adam’s campaign contributors. If the Cato Institute’s Lanny Ebenstein joins the progressive-er wing of the County Board of Supervisors in opposition to M (he did! [independent .com/nomeasurem]), you know that it’s a bad ordinance.

— Gary Paudler, Summerland


here’s nothing like some hard facts to counter the political hot air that’s been circulating around Goleta Beach and Supervisor Janet Wolf’s position thereon. No one who has paid serious attention to

— Dr. Martin & Marian Shapiro, Goleta


t a meeting of Goleta’s Economic Development and Revitalization Standing Committee, Mayor Michael Bennett stated the future Old Town Goleta should have all on-street parking eliminated and use existing parking

lots in a share arrangement with Goleta or be city-owned lots. Patrons would park and walk as in downtown Santa Barbara. I oppose any elimination of on-street parking on Hollister. Bennett understood the distinct disadvantage to many Old Town businesses with a customer base that won’t park and walk. Many are likely to move or go out of business. His said businesses will always come and go, but parking lots would attract new businesses that would do well in a park-and-walk situation, and they would, in fact, attract that type of business. Councilmember Jim Farr was in total agreement. I find this attitude disturbing and insulting. We are not downtown Santa Barbara, nor do most of us want to be. I spoke to Councilmember Paula Perotte, who is noncommittal. I spoke with Councilmember Roger Aceves, who does not agree with Bennett and Farr. He believes Goleta should support business. Goleta does not have Chapala or Anacapa Street nor the infrastructure surrounding Hollister to make parking lots feasible. I have collected over 2,000 signatures for Concerned Goleta Citizens in opposition to eliminating Hollister parking. If you agree, write, email, or phone Goleta City Council members. If you are outraged, vote them out of office in the next election. [More at independent — Phil Unander, Goleta .com/opinions.]

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on the beat

Phantom of Fifth Avenue

of Fifth Avenue’s the catchy title of Meryl Gordon’s gossipy new bio of poor little rich girl Huguette Clark, subtitled The Mysterious Life and Scandalous Death of the late copper heiress. Scandalous death? That’s pushing it a bit, considering that Huguette apparently never had sex, took drugs, or killed anyone in a lover’s quarrel and was a recluse who lived quietly and died of un-scandalous natural causes at age 104 in 2011. That’s when the $300 million money grab began, no thanks to Huguette’s two conflicting wills and her battling distant relatives. New York author Gordon’s is the second book about Huguette, the first being NBC investigative journalist Bill Dedman’s authoritative Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune. Gordon interviewed many family members, and her account fleshes out much of went on in the life of a woman who in the Jazz Age was worth $50 million at age 22. But, alas, there were no affairs with dashing playboys, wild rides in Stutz Bearcats, or champagne at midnight at the Eiffel Tower for shy little Huguette. Her marriage was an unconsummated disaster, and two would-be romances faded like a summer sunset from her beloved Bellosguardo mansion high above Santa Barbara’s East Beach. But by all accounts,

her last decades But there’s a money were happy ones. problem. For one From the armthing, Bellosguardo’s wrestled settlement old plumbing and of Huguette’s electrical systems badly need renovation estate emerged or replacement. And the legacy of her Huguette’s estate still summer getaway owes millions in back Bellosguardo, now gift taxes, interest, slated to become an arts foundation and penalties, plus — if certain money mounting property REPAIRS OVERDUE: Will the Bellosguardo beach problems can be house be sold to pay for repairs needed to the taxes. Unless the IRS forgives all or a big solved. (It’s not, as estate? chunk of the debt, some mistakenly assume, owned by the City of Santa Barbara.) there’s a worst-case scenario that Bellosguardo Exactly how the foundation will work out may have to be sold to pay it off. depends on a 10-member board, whose names In addition, some key Santa Barbarans see apparently won’t be announced until after the mansion as a high-maintenance white a June 18 New York auction at Christie’s of elephant of questionable value as an arts more than 400 Clark family art items. They foundation. They see it as an ongoing money include paintings, furniture, rare books, and pit that should be sold and the proceeds — at a Stradivarius violin. Her Monet water lilies least $85 million or more — devoted to actively painting sold for $27 million earlier this month fostering the arts, perhaps at the Santa Barbara at Christie’s. Museum of Art. Mayor Helene Schneider has seven As reporter Bill Dedman pointed out in appointments to the board, Clark’s longtime a recent story, after $34 million was paid to Santa Barbara attorney James Hurley has one, Huguette’s distant relatives who challenged the the Clark family has one, and the Corcoran will and $50 million to lawyers, only about $5 Gallery in Washington, D.C., has one. Schneider million was left for the foundation. declined to tell me whom she nominated, or When Jason Lilien of the New York Attorney even whether she’s on the board. (Count on it.) General’s Office flew out before the estate was PAUL WELLMAN

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settled, he suggested that, if necessary to raise money, the caretaker’s cottage and beach house property could be sold, according to Gordon.

RED: In 1958, artist Mark Rothko was offered

a $35,000 commission ($284,000 in today’s dollars) to paint murals in the new Four Seasons restaurant in New York. But realizing how pretentious the setting would be, he famously declared that he hoped the murals would “ruin the appetite of every son of a bitch who ever eats in that room.” Then Rothko gave back the money and never finished the project. This event forms the basis of John Logan’s tense play, Red, at the Ensemble Theatre’s New Vic, through June 1.

NIGHT OF MUSIC: Camerata Pacifica

wound up its season at Hahn Hall with the whole gang onstage, first with Jake Heggie’s Winter Roses, featuring mezzo-soprano Kate Allen, then with Nonet in E-Flat Major by Josef Reinberger. A great evening.

NORMAN INVASION: Growing up in

Augusta, Georgia, Jessye Norman never heard a note of opera until she was 9. Interviewed at Hahn Hall last Friday by Jim Svejda of KUSC, she flashed humor and wit, telling her story of a rise to international stardom. (Sponsored by UCSB Arts & Lectures.) — Barney Brantingham

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C O V E R S T O R Y // 2 0 1 4 I N D E P E N D E N T T H E A T E R A W A R D S

A BIG NIGHT Santa Barbara’s Theater Artists Celebrated

Alicia Sedwick

Brian Harwell

Miller James

Jenikka Nunag

by Charles Donelan // photos by Paul Wellman


he nd Annual Independent Theater Awards gave many of the area’s actors, directors, and set and costume designers something to be thankful for, something to talk about, and something orange to take home and put on the shelf. Twenty-two of these lowercase-letter-i-shaped statuettes were awarded for work completed between May 2013 and May 2014, and the range covered was extraordinary. From PCPA in Santa Maria to the Rubicon in Ventura and from the ancient Greek tragedy of Sophocles to the contemporary dramas of David Lindsay-Abaire and Wal-lace Shawn, theater in our region continues to flourish. It was a big year for new developments such as the New Vic, Ensemble Theatre Company’s spectacular new home on Victoria Street, and the launch of The Santa Barbara Independent High School Musical Theater Awards, a competition and celebration that was held in late April. The Indys have featured entertainment in the past, but this was the first year in which the acts that performed were directly tied to the ceremony. Jenikka Nunag, the winner of Best Performer in a High School Musical in Ventura, sang “Just Around the Riverbend” from the Disney animated musical Pocahontas, and Camille Umoff, the winner of Best High School Musical Performer in Santa Barbara, sang “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” from Gypsy. The two young women will continue on in their pursuit of regional honors at the Jerry Herman Awards in Los Angeles on June 1, where they will compete for the title of Best Lead Actress in a High School Musical for Southern California. Winners there earn a shot at the Jimmy Awards, the National High School Musical Theater Awards sponsored by the Nederlander Organization and held at the end of June on Broadway. As always, the heartbeat of this big night resounded in the acceptance speeches. Tucker Smallwood, who won for his performance in Rubicon’s production of The Sunset Limited, took the opportunity to reflect on the extraordinary challenge he found in the role and on the fact that, although nominated for some important awards in the past, this was the first time he’d actually won in his long career. Nunag forged a bond with her audience by describing the way she discovered her vocation through musical theater, and Michael Morgan dedicated the award he won for his performance as Eurydice’s father in UCSB’s production of Eurydice to his brother, whose difficult relationship with a daughter taught him something important about fatherhood. Multiple award winners included Ensemble’s Good People, which won for Alicia Sedwick’s performance and for Jenny Sullivan’s direction; Out of the Box Theatre’s Next to Normal, which garnered honors for Deborah Bertling’s daring performance and Samantha Eve’s direction; Westmont’s The Pirates of Penzance; Lit Moon Theatre’s Hamlet; Genesis West’s The Designated Mourner; and Eurydice, which also won a nod to director Jeff Mills. After the last statue was handed out, the Museum of Natural History’s Fleischmann Auditorium turned into party central, as guests quaffed wines provided by Seth Kunin and enjoyed both light food and each other’s company. The show had gone on. ■ 26


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John Blondell

Tucker Smallwood

Michael Morgan

Pacomio Sun

Deborah Bertling

Jeff Mills

C O V E R S T O R Y // 2 0 1 4 I N D E P E N D E N T T H E A T E R A W A R D S

John Douglas

Maurice Lord

Casey Caldwell

Jenny Sullivan

Camille Umoff

Marie Ponce

Samantha Eve

Indy Award Winners Michael Barnard

director Spamalot (PCPA Theaterfest)

Deborah Bertling

performance Next to Normal (Out of the Box)

John Blondell

director The Pirates of Penzance (Westmont) and Hamlet (Lit Moon)

Casey Caldwell

writer and director Happy Few (Ratatat Theater)

Francois-Pierre Couture

scenic and lighting designer Metamorphoses (Ensemble Theatre Company)

John Douglas

musical director Next to Normal (Out of the Box)

Samantha Eve

Maurice Lord

Alicia Sedwick

Victoria Finlayson

Jeff Mills

Tucker Smallwood

director and costume designer Next to Normal (Out of the Box) choreographer The Pirates of Penzance performer Hamlet (Lit Moon) and Untitled IV by Ruth Markofsky (UCSB)

Brian Harwell

performer The Designated Mourner (Genesis West) director Return Engagements (Circle Bar B Theatre)

Miller James

director and costume designer The Importance of Being Earnest (Circle Bar B Theatre)

director The Designated Mourner (Genesis West) director Eurydice (UCSB)

Michael Morgan performer Eurydice (UCSB)

Jenikka Nunag

best performer in a high school musical, ventura

Marie Ponce

performer The Hero Twins (BOXTALES Theatre)

Madelyn Robinson

performer The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls and Macbeth (UCSB)

performer Good People (Ensemble Theatre Company) performer The Sunset Limited (Rubicon)

Madelyn Robinson

Jenny Sullivan

director Good People (Ensemble Theatre Company) and A Moon for the Misbegotten (Rubicon)

Pacomio Sun performer Bus Stop (SBCC)

Mitchell Thomas director Electra (Westmont)

Camille Umoff

best performer in a high school musical, santa barbara ■ Mitchell Thomas may 22, 2014




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/: Unfinished Democracy: Race, Money, Voting Rights, in the Nation and in the Community  Featured speaker Dr. Ralph

/-/: Fascinating Rhythms, The Music of Flowers  This show will feature song-inspired floral designs including “I’ve Got Rhythm” and “Me and My Shadow” and “On the Street Where You Live” for the photography category. The honeybee exhibit will highlight the importance of bees, showcase ways to create a bee-friendly garden, and include a see-through hive with live bees. Thu.: am-pm; Fri.: am-pm. Music Academy of the West,  Fairway Rd. Free. Call - or visit


/: Scrabble Time for Seniors  How dare you block my

/: Jerry Freedman  This area author of several New York Times best-selling thrillers will sign his newest mystery, Turn Left at Doheny, about a down-on-his-luck drifter who goes to Los Angeles to scam his dying brother out of his estate and finds out that even hustlers can be hustled. pm. Chaucer’s Books,  State St. Free. Call - or visit chaucersbooks .com. /: When Bad Things Hap-

pen to Privileged People: Marginalization, Representation, and the Political Construction of Crisis  This talk, led by Dara Z.

Strolovitch, Department of Politics, Princeton University, will discuss how the American political landscape has been shaped by a convergence of “bad things,” including wars and natural disasters, and its implications for the political opportunities facing groups of race, class, gender, and sexuality. pm. Lane Rm, Ellison Hall, UCSB. Free. Call - or visit www

in the largest known peace-time disaster in U.S. Navy history when seven destroyers crashed into jagged rocks at Honda Point. There will be an opening wineand-cheese reception. -pm. S.B. Maritime Museum,  Harbor Way. Free. Call - or visit

double-double! Come and work those tiles while meeting new people. Beginning, intermediate, and advanced players are all welcome. -pm. Goleta Library,  N. Fairview Ave., Goleta. Free. Ages +. Call - or visit sbplibrary .org. /: Curator’s Choice Lecture: Francis M. Naumann This lecture by the renowned Dada scholar will trace Beatrice Wood’s early artistic career and involvement with the New York Dada community and how he contextualizes the formative experiences that shaped Wood’s unique persona and art. :pm. S.B. Museum of Art,  State St. Free-$. Call - or visit 

/: Drop-in Assistance for Mobile Devices  Do you want to Skype, Facebook, download a book, or start a Gmail account but don’t know where to start? Bring your smartphone, tablet, or eBook and get the help you need. Thu. and Tue.: -pm; Fri., Sat., and Wed.: am-noon. S.B. Central Library,  E. Anapamu St. Free. Ages +. Call - or visit /: Tragedy at Honda  This newly upgraded exhibit reopens honoring the  sailors who lost their lives on September , ,

/: Preserving California History: Conserving the Art of Edwin Deakin and Henry Chapman Ford  Get a sneak peek into the restoration project of  Deakin oil paintings of California

Armbruster-Sandoval will discuss Supreme Court rulings in recent years which impact access to voting for minority and marginalized communities. There will also be an interactive exploration of how these issues impact us locally following the presentation. -pm. Louise Lowry Davis Ctr.,  De la Vina St. Free. Call -. /: An Evening of Spoken Word with Ryan Yamamoto  If you want to know what’s going on with relationships, race relations, and matters of the heart, come ready for the truth as told by Ryan Yamamoto’s empowering and relevant poetry. :pm. Muddy Waters Café,  E. Haley St. Free. Call - or visit

/: Downtown Art & Wine Tour  The Santa Barbara Downtown Organization will host a self-guided tour of downtown venues prepared with wine for tasting and delicious food for sampling at every stop. After you’ve made the rounds, head back to the S.B. Club for the Final Party, featuring music, a silent auction, raffle, and more food and drink. Proceeds will benefit the nd Annual Downtown Holiday Parade. :-:pm. S.B. Club,  Chapala St. $. Ages +. Call - x or visit Read more on p. .


GAME OF THE WEEK /-/: Golf: 55th Annual Santa Barbara City Championship  Longtime amateur standouts take on up-andcoming collegians in this Memorial Day weekend tournament. The field is expected to include John Pate, who won the city title six times between  and ; two-time city champion Kevin Marsh, winner of the State Amateur title in  and the U.S. Mid-Amateur in ; and Brian Helton, the  city champion. UCSB’s Brett Silvernail fired a four-under-par  in the final round to win last year’s tournament. Helton and Marsh were two strokes back. Championship flight tee-off : Sat.: :pm; Sun.: :am; Mon.: :am. S.B. Golf Club,  McCaw Ave. Free. Call -.

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/: War Is Not a Game!  To observe the high cost of war, many groups, including S.B. High School’s student Social Justice Club, parents and staff members, and Chapter  of the Veterans for Peace, will set up a display of grave markers with attached placards displaying the names and photographs of the more than  teen soldiers killed in action in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Noon. S.B. High School Quad,  E. Anapamu St. Email Gilbert Robledo at

FRIDAY 5/23 /: Workshop on Historical Trauma  Dr. Maria Yellow Horse Brave Heart will provide an extensive introduction to the concept of historical trauma and how the Native communities across the Americas endured devastating historical circumstances recognized as genocide. :pm. McCune Conference Rm., HSSB, , UCSB. Free. Call - or visit /: Winston’s Royal Roost  Come for cocktails, conversation, dancing, and live music as the S.B. Center for the Performing Arts presents an evening of Royal Roost’s house band. Happy Hour: pm; Show: pm. McCune Founders Rm., Granada Theatre,  State St. Free-$. Call - or visit



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/: S.B. Dance Arts Grand Opening  Come celebrate the opening of S.B. Dance Arts’ new location with a ribbon cutting with Mayor Helene Schneider, refreshments, demonstrations, giveaways, and performances by Dance Arts Student Companies and artists as well as information about camps, classes, and programs. -pm. S.B. Dance Arts Performing Arts Ctr.,  E. Cota St. Free. Call - or visit

/: Brazilian Night Car-

naval: A Fundraiser for the Brazilian Cultural Arts Center in Association with Solstice Carnaval 2014  This night will include

Watch State Street Ballet dancers and San Marcos High School students perform together for the first time.

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invigorating performances of Afro-Brazilian dance, capoeira (Brazilian martial arts), maculelê (an Afro-Brazilian dance), Orixa dance, as well as a group of live Brazilian batucada drummers. :pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club,  State St. $$. Call - or visit sohosb .com.

Joy Davis /-/: I Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival  The pavement surrounding the Old Mission S.B. will be transformed into  vibrant, amazing, largescale pastel chalk images during this romantic festival from Grazie di Curtatone, Italy. Proceeds benefit the Children’s Creative Project. Sat.-Mon.: am-pm. Old Mission Santa Barbara,  Laguna St. Free. Call - or visit

/: The Central Coast Flyer: Colonial Crafts  Go for a ride from S.B. to San Luis Obispo on the Colonial Crafts, a vintage and original railcar that served on the Pennsylvania Railroad starting in  and features three bedrooms, a buffet, drawing room, and lounge and is the sole survivor of a seven-member set of cars. :am:pm (S.B.) or :am-:pm (Goleta). $-$. S.B. Amtrak,  State St.; Goleta Amtrak,  S. La Patera Ln., Goleta. Call - or visit /: Art From Scrap Workshop: Get Well Soon, Ocean  Send happy and healthy healing vibes to the ocean by creating an artistic offering. Nina Hager will help inspire artists of all ages. Children under age  must be accompanied by an adult. am-noon. Art From Scrap,  E. Cota St. $. Call - or visit explore /-/: The Ojai Art Center 37th Annual Art in the Park This annual tradition, as always, will offer area artists, including high school students, a natural setting to showcase the rich mixture of works in a variety of media. There will be a food area and music. am-pm. Libbey Park, near the corner of Signal St. and Ojai Ave. Free. Call - or visit

/-/: Thumbelina  Gustafson Dance presents the story of a woman whose magical seeds, procured from a mystical firefly, blossom into tiny fairy girls. Come see Thumbelina, a free spirit, meet ladybugs, frogs, and flowers on her journey home. Sat:  and pm; Sun: pm. Lobero Theatre,  E. Canon Perdido St. $-$. Call - or visit /-/: Art Along the

Creek: Restoring Lands, Restoring Lives  SCAPE (South-

ern California Artists Painting for the Environment) artists will have more than  works on display under the shades of the sycamores along the creek and where dogs are welcome. Enjoy live music with artists, art patrons, environmentalists, families, and dogs. Forty percent of each purchase supports the creek restoration project of Phoenix of S.B., a nonprofit, residential mental-health treatment agency. Sat.: -pm; Sun.-Mon.: am-pm. Mountain House, 

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/: Varsity Bound in   Rudenko School of Dance presents its annual family-oriented performance of tap, jazz, and ballet in this salute to the Roaring ’s. -pm. Marjorie Luke Theatre,  E. Cota St. $-$. Call -. /: Stephen Stills  “Don’t be angry. Don’t be sad. Don’t sit crying over good times you’ve had …” What you need to do is go see this legendary singer/ songwriter and guitarist, the only artist ever to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice in one night, put on a great show. pm. Granada Theatre,  State St. $-$. Call - or visit /: Hang the DJ: Morrissey & The Smiths Night  Invite everyone you know to this very special celebration as DJ Darla Bea of KCSB-FM . celebrates Morrissey’s th birthday by mixing your favorite tunes, like “Suedehead” or “There Is a Light That Never Goes Out.” :pm-:am. Del Pueblo Café,  Hollister Ave., Goleta. Free. Ages +. Call -. /: Cold Spring Creek Herb Walk  Ojai herbalist/naturalist Lanny Kaufer will lead a shortdistance, slow-paced walk to identify and discuss native, naturalized, edible, and poisonous plants. Register online to receive directions. Children under the age of  must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. -:pm. Free-$. Call - or visit

come spend the late afternoon relaxing with live music, garden games, and fun in celebration of the Arboretum Restoration Project, which, when completed, will make the ranch one of only a few remaining properties in the region that has maintained the ambiance and integrity of a late-th/early-th-century specimen garden. Food and beverages will be for sale. -pm. Rancho La Patera & Stow House,  N. Los Carneros Rd., Goleta. Free. Call - or visit stow

MONDAY 5/26 /: Memorial Day Ceremony Santa Barbara  Come join in this one-hour program to honor all those who have served and their families, and listen to a program that will include bagpipers, USMC Color Guard, Invocation with live music, guest speakers, and a singer that will bring to life the Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation’s motto, “Never Forgotten.” Wear your sunscreen and hat. -am. S.B. Cemetery,  Channel Dr. Free (donations welcome). Call -. /: Bach by Candlelight Imagine yourself back in time, way back, as the candles flicker and the West Coast Chamber Orchestra and S.B. Chamber Singers perform this evening of Bach. pm. First United Methodist Church,  E. Anapamu St. $-$. Call -.















TUESDAY 5/27 SUNDAY 5/25 /: Block Party with Margerum, Grassini, and Au Bon Climat  Come experience three premium wine tasting rooms located in the historical El Paseo complex while enjoying al pastor tacos cooked to perfection and wines produced from the diverse grape varietals that grow in the unique microclimates of S.B. County. Noon-pm. Margerum Tasting Rm.,  Anacapa St. $. Ages +. Call - or visit /: Goodland Garden Gathering  Bring a picnic and

/-/: A Midsummer

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show of Library Dances is an innovative program that allows  San Marcos students and  professional dancers from the State Street Ballet to collaborate on free literature-based dance performances. Each $ evening ticket purchased reserves a student a seat. Tue: :am and pm; Wed: pm. San Marcos High School Theater,  Hollister Ave., Goleta. Free-$. Call - or visit Read more on p. .














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/: Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion  Take in this show from folk-rock duo Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion who have been together (really together because they are married) for almost a decade and whose latest album, Wassaic Way, was produced by Jeff Tweedy and Patrick Sansone of Wilco. pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club,  State St. $. Call - or visit

/: Britten Beauvoix  Founder of Empowerment Foundation Britten Beauvoix will sign her book The Question: What Makes You Feel Loved? Of the more than  people she asked, not one had thought about it. Come listen to how she has helped disillusioned people and couples from all parts of the world discover the love they were seeking. pm. Chaucer’s Books,  State St. Free. Call  or visit chaucers

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/ Broadway: The American Musical  As part of its Flicks series on films about the arts and artists, the Carpinteria Valley Arts Council will present Michael Kantor’s movie about the -year history of musical theater and its relationship to th-century American life. pm. Carpinteria Library,  Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria. Free. Call - or visit /: Ken Buesseler: How

Radioactive Is Our Ocean?  This evening will be cohosted by UCSB’s Department of Geography, the Earth Research Institute, the Interdepartmental Graduate Program in Marine Science, and Ken Buesseler, director of the Center for Marine and Environmental Radioactivity Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, who has been studying the effects of Japan’s Fukushima reactor leak since it happened. pm. Campbell Hall, UCSB. Free. Call -.

WEDNESDAY 5/28 /: UCSB Dance Company in Concert  Having just returned from a successful two-week tour to Prague and Italy, the company

FARMERS MARKET SCHEDULE Thursday Goleta: Camino Real Marketplace, -:pm Carpinteria:  block of Linden Ave., -:pm

/: Birds in Black … and

Blue: Corvids of the Santa Ynez Valley  Join Sedgwick

Reserve docents Dennis and Jess Beebe for a multimedia and hands-on exploration of these amazing birds of the crow family. -pm. Farrand Hall, S.B. Museum of Natural History,  Puesta del Sol. Free. Call - or visit /: Growing Circles Benefit Concert  The Amala Foundation will host this benefit concert for the nd annual California Global Youth Peace Summit featuring Todd Hannigan, David Courtenay, and more, including food and drinks. -pm.  Las Canoas Rd. $. Call - or visit

Friday Montecito:  and  blocks of Coast Village Rd., -:am

Saturday Downtown S.B.: Corner of Santa Barbara and Cota sts., :am-pm Local Artisans & Farmers Market: Calle Real Shopping Ctr.,  Calle Real, Goleta, am-pm

Sunday Goleta: Camino Real Marketplace, am-pm

Tuesday Old Town S.B.: - blocks of State St., -:pm

Wednesday Solvang: Copenhagen Dr. and st St., :-:pm

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Global Youth Summit

above: Riley Minne poses with a buckeye butterfly that landed on her at the Butterflies Alive! exhibit at the Museum of Natural History. The exhibit features more than 1,000 free-flying butterflies of 30 different species. Minne and her family went to the exhibit two days in a row and plan to return for Riley’s butterfly-themed birthday party. left: “The first day we got the bees, I must have spent hours watching them and learning their habits,” said Diane Brown, while standing outside her backyard beehives. Brown eliminated pesticides four years ago and transformed her garden into a safe haven for bees, butterflies, birds, and other pollinators after learning about the importance of bees in the ecosystem. “People say the phrase ‘busy as a bee,’ and it’s really true — they are so busy doing what they do, they never bother us. And we get honey out of it!” she added.


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The Amala Foundation, based in Texas, focuses on working with international youth, refugees living inside the United States, and American students who want to discover their leadership abilities and do more for the world. Every year, the foundation holds a Global Youth Peace Summit, a weeklong program for about 70 kids from more than 20 countries. “The summit is an opportunity for youth from all over the world to come heal and share what’s happened in their life and learn the tools that they need to rise up as leaders in their own communities,” said Shauna Mistretta, codirector of the California Global Youth Peace Summit and director of the Kenya Global Youth Peace Summit. On May 28, a fundraiser will be held in Santa Barbara at a private home to support the Second Global Youth Peace Summit, which takes place in July in Foresthill, near Sacramento. Eighty percent of all those who attend the summit need scholarships, and several youth from Santa Barbara will be at the conference. The fundraiser will include a concert by musicians Todd Hannigan from Ojai and David Courtney from Santa Barbara, a silent auction with items from area businesses, and several Tickets are $33 and include international youth discussing their appetizers and wine. For experiences. The founder of the more information, conAmala Foundation, Vanessa Stone, tact Shauna Mistretta will also be in attendance. at 272-5267 or shauna@ Mistretta said that she hopes that the fundraiser will help people learn about “this incredible program that has the potential to create ripple effects around the world. The Amala Foundation is different from so many other nonprofits because it isn’t about foreign aid; it’s about direct healing for those who have been through traumatic events. It’s one of the most powerful things I have ever seen.” — Mckinley Krongaus



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On Saturday, May 31, a slew of old-timey and specialty autos will motor their way through the Santa Ynez Valley as part of the Boys & Girls Clubs Car Rally fundraiser. The contestant cars will consist of a driver and a navigator and will wend approximately 150 miles through the valley with stops at several checkpoints. There will also be a Wine Tour Bus for those who want to follow along with the cars. The event ends with a party at the Nesbitt estate in Summerland and includes music by Papa Doo Run Run and area rock ’n’ roll teen bands. Proceeds from the event will go to support the United Boys & Girls Clubs, the Santa Barbara chapter of which was founded in 1952 and provides after-school and summer programs to more than 7,000 youth yearly. The rally begins at 8 a.m.; the party starts at 6 p.m. For more information, call 681-1315, email, or visit unitedbg .org. — Michelle Drown

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What is the time on the Independence Hall clock tower on 2013-issued $100 bills? ❏ 4:10 ❏ 10:30 ❏ 12:00 What was “Hoss” Cartwright’s real name on the TV show Bonanza? ❏ Eric ❏ David ❏ John What are the only mammals that can’t jump? ❏ Hippopotamuses ❏ Elephants ❏ Zebras


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The popular hiking and bouldering destination Lizard’s Mouth is getting a splash of color. Beginning Friday, May 23, at 2 p.m., Santa Barbara yarnbomber Stephen Duneier will “wrap” the natural landscape in rainbow hues for his yearly art installation. “This yarnbomb will be my biggest yet,” writes Duneier on his website. It’s taken contributions from hundreds of artists — from 36 countries and all 50 states — to bring the project to fruition, which will only be viewable until June 8. “After 16 days, it will disappear forever, leaving no trace of its existence,” Duneier continues. “All material will be recycled into clothing for those in need and/or used in future installations.” A hedge-fund manager by day, Duneier yarnbombs in an “effort to draw people back to nature.” For more information, visit — MD


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undreds gathered on a large lawn at The Biltmore on a recent Friday afternoon for a cause that remains dire in our community — the 500 children trapped in the foster-care system in the county. And about 150 of those are estimated to be 2 years old or younger. Dedicating the seeks last eight years Top-Notch to putting a dent into that figure Parents is Meichelle Arntz. Arntz’s first glimpse into the child-welfare system was as a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) volunteer several years ago. In court, she had represented two little brothers, who, after bouncing from one foster home to another — up to seven in one year, she speculated — suffered severe instability and attachment issues. So with a background in pediatrics, Arntz opened Angels Foster Care of Santa Barbara in 2006 to place very young children in stable homes; 153 babies have since been placed. Though foster parents in the public system can take in up to six children at once, Angels parents care for only one child or one set of siblings. Angels parents sometimes adopt the child, possibly eliminating them from the pool of available foster-care parents. “There’s always going to be a need,” said Holly Casady, who has a foster child, an adopted child, and two biological children. “Word of mouth is the best way to [spread awareness],” she added. “We knew we wanted to do this.” In the foster-care realm, the goal is always reunification between a child and his or her biological parents, a decision that’s ultimately up to a judge. Arntz explained that 79 percent of Angels parents adopt the first child in their home. Of the 36 who are ready for school, all but two were kindergarten-ready at age 5. (And the two started kindergarten the next year.) Arntz added that 100 percent of the children adopted were showing age-appropriate attachment behavior, she said. “It’s not like we’re just looking at stats. But good stats mean you’re impacting human beings,” she said, adding that Angels ensures kids stay in the home in which they are placed. “It sounds rational, but it’s not what has happened,” she said. Last year, Angels could not take in 32 babies because we were full,” said Arntz. “This keeps me up at night.” For more info about Angels, call 884-0012.

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alling a book a “tour de force” is a cliché, but every once in a while this overused phrase fits, and that is the case with All the Presidents’ Bankers by Nomi Prins. Consider what Prins has pulled off in this meticulously researched yet readable work (her fourth book about the U.S. financial system): nothing less than tracking the often unholy alliance between American presidents and bankers across a century of American history, two world wars, the Cold War, market booms, busts and panics, and bailouts funded courtesy of American taxpayers. From Teddy Roosevelt to Barack Obama, J.P. Morgan and Charles Mitchell to John Reed and Jamie Dimon, presidents and bankers have depended on one another to open foreign markets, finance wars, and ensure the U.S. dollar became and remained the world’s dominant currency. As Prins notes, “No other country on the planet is driven by such a critical symbiotic and costly relationship.” The titans of Wall Street and the occupant of the White House — regardless of political party — have been joined at the hip for decades, though, as in all marriages, there have been periodic spats. Teddy Roosevelt railed against the trusts and the concentration of wealth, but when the Panic of 1907 struck, TR tempered his attacks and stepped into line behind the bankers. During the Great Depression, Franklin Delano Roosevelt sounded a populist chord by castigating the power and privilege of the titans of finance and industry, but much of that ire was only for show. The key financiers of the time were FDR’s people — fellow bluebloods educated at the same universities, members in good standing of the same exclusive

clubs and social circles and often related by marriage. Eric Holder, the incumbent attorney general, has admitted that today — more than five years after the financial meltdown of 2008 — a coterie of American banks are simply too big, powerful, and interconnected to fail or jail. The irony is that the federal government was complicit in allowing banks to become behemoth in the first place. This fact may account for the haughtiness JPMorgan Chase chairperson Jamie Dimon displays when he testifies before Congress, but Dimon’s demeanor is hardly different than J.P. Morgan’s was when he testified before the Pujo Committee in 1912. Too big now, too big then. And that is Prins’s central point. American bankers are prone to crash the economy every few decades, either through excessive risk taking, outright fraud, or prosaic greed, and they know, from a century of experience, that when push comes to shove, the taxpayers will pick up the tab. After all, the bankers have friends in very high places. Prins sums it up this way: “Our choice is simple: Either — Brian Tanguay we break the alliances, or they will break us.” may 22, 2014






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don’t love baseball. And I feel bad about that. Some of the finest people I know — people who are undeniably more advanced human beings than I am — are wild for the game. They love that it’s not timed but rather over when it’s over; that it lets players of every shape and size be superstars; and that the object is more complicated than just putting a ball into a net, over a line, or through a hoop. The closest I ever came to loving baseball was a brief tenderness I had for its distinctive snacks. It was 1981, and Fernando Valenzuela was pitching for Los Angeles, Steve Garvey was playing first base, and I was mowing Dodger Dogs, Cracker Jacks, and ice cream on the blistering Loge level. Back then, I was a kid watching grown-ups play baseball. Recently I’ve revisited the sport as a grown-up watching kids play it, in Little League. But the new perspective hasn’t deepened my appreciation for our national pastime. In fact, it’s made me dread it. Each time a kid gets up to bat and strikes out — my son or someone else’s, on our team or the opposing one, doesn’t matter — it positively guts me. Hollows out my stomach like an inverted baseball cap or a stadium peanut being popped from its salty shell. Swing, miss! … Adjust stance. … Swing, miss! … Adjust grip. … Swing, miss! … Adjust self-image. It’s the awkward silences. The pained “You got this one, kiddo” or “Shake it off, son” lobbed from the stands. The dejected shuffle back to the dugout — shoulders slumped, head bowed. I can’t take it, I tell you. I look away, but I want to siphon the shame right out of their little dirtdusted bodies, hurl it to the ground, and beat it with the nearest bat. Or flog it with a long, skinny Dodger Dog. Yeah, you heard me. I want to be crazy like that. by Starshine I recognize that without failure there can be no success — but this is public failure. Sometimes repeated and sustained public failure. email: “We have a little guy on our team who sobs every time he strikes out — which is all the time,” says a mom I know. “It breaks my heart.” Friends assure me the experience is good for kids, that it prepares them for “striking out” in life — which we all do, and often. “It’s about practice, patience, and perseverance, which are important things about life to learn young,” insists my cousin, who played ball growing up and survived to become a doctor. “That, and not everyone can be the best at everything all the time.” It turns out that even Hall-of-Famers fail to get a hit 70 percent of the time. Why are we asking 8-year-olds to do the near impossible and to do it in front of dozens of spectating strangers who long to cheer a hit — even a small one? It took my friend Sarah Sinclair, one of those highly developed humans I told you about, to … ahem … drive the point home for me. She steps up to the plate. “Baseball is a sport centered on courtesy, integrity, perseverance, tradition, loyalty, and strategy,” she says, noting that her own son saw countless whiffs as a boy. “I cringed with every strike but soon realized he was getting so much more out of it than what I saw from the bleachers.” She swings. “He still says that walk back to the dugout is the longest walk in the world — but if you can handle that, you can handle any criticism or challenge. He graduates college this month, and I know the lessons he learned on the baseball field helped him accomplish all he has done. And all he will do.” And put it on the board, ladies and gentlemen. It’s a goner.





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CROSSING THE LINE: Taylor Phinney, the 23-year-old son of a veteran American cyclist and an Olympic speedskating gold medalist, roared down San Marcos Pass to finish the winner of Stage 5 of the Amgen Tour of California.

I suffer a lot.” Pain turned to joy when he approached the finish on Cabrillo Boulevard and knew he was going to secure the second stage win of his career in a major road race.“An electric shock runs through you, holding your arms up the last 100 yards,” he said.“To soak it all in is what I live for.” The overall winner after eight stages would be Britain’s redoubtable Bradley Wiggins, but it was young Phinney, one of the nicest guys you could find in any sport, who put an indelible stamp on the ninth Amgen Tour of California in Santa Barbara. BANQUET OF SUCCESS: Rick Olmstead, who was Karch Kiraly’s volleyball coach at Santa Barbara High, was

among seven inductees at the 47th Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table Hall of Fame banquet Monday night. During his acceptance speech, he deemed Kiraly “the most selfmotivated kid I’ve ever been around.” Greatness also springs from supportive families and communities, a point that was brought up by every member of the new Hall of Fame class: Stefanie Christoferson, Megan Enyeart, Mike Fitzgerald, Lola Trenwith Georgi, Scott Winnewisser, and Joan Russell Price. COURT OF CHAMPIONS: It is no coincidence that world champions of volleyball, surfing, and water polo have come out of Santa Barbara, a playground of sand and water. But there is also a strong legacy of basketball here. Hoops junkie Curt Pickering has made that point by establishing the Santa Barbara Basketball Court of Champions. The inaugural class of 22 coaches and players will be honored on Sunday, June 1, at 6 p.m. at Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort. These names will be familiar to area basketball fans, in many cases stirring vivid memories: Bill Bertka, Don Ford, Carrick DeHart, Ben Howland, Mark French, Jamaal Wilkes, Brian Shaw, Jerry Pimm, Holly Ford Emerson, Phil Patton, Jack Trigueiro, Andrew Butcher, Maury Halleck, Sal Rodriguez, Larry Crandell, John Moore, Don Volpi, Kirsten Moore, Erin Alexander Brown, Gary Colson, Gary Cunningham, and Vic Bartolome. Pickering said that NBA legend Jerry West, who has had a longtime relationship with coaches Bertka and Colson, will attend the dinner. The cost is $90. Call 969-7542 for reservations. For more sports, including a weekly highlight schedule, see may 22, 2014




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f you like the fruit of the vine and the creativity of the mind, hop onto Santa Barbara Downtown Organization’s annual Art & Wine Tour this Thursday, May 22. “As a downtown merchant, I love the energy and participation,” said George Merino of Chase Bar & Grill, which will be serving chicken piccata and penne alfredo at Churchill Jewelers. “It brings together a unique, diverse, and fun crowd that fits the spirit of our beautiful city.” With a logo glass in hand, attendees wander through participating galleries, restaurants, and wine-tasting rooms, discovering sips, bites, and insights that all culminate in a party at the Santa Barbara Club, where DJ Darla Bea will be spinning tunes and Cutler’s Artisan Spirits will add some liquor to the mix. “Craft spirits are very much like paintings, sculptures, music, or other forms of art, which appeal to the visual, textural, or auditory senses,” explained distiller Ian Cutler. “Spirits, on the other hand, appeal to our senses of taste and smell.” The event is also a coming-out party of sorts for the Santa Barbara Public Market. “It’s the perfect event to introduce the market to new and returning guests in search of handcrafted, regionally sourced, and sustainably made food and wine in the downtown corridor,” explained the market’s general manager Ashleigh Davis, who said that Crazy Good Bread Co., Culture Counter, Santa Monica Seafood, and Wine + Beer will be serving at the final party. Perhaps Mitchell Sjerven, owner of bouchon, which will serve citrus-cured salmon on sourdough crisps with sauce gribiche and braised short rib on white polenta with tomato-salad garnish at the final party, summed it up best. “It’s a great way for locals to get out and see a little art, walk around the city center, and end up together at a party,” he said. “What’s not to like?” For tickets to the Downtown Art & Wine Tour, which begins and ends at the Santa Barbara Club (1105 Chapala St.) on Thursday, May 22, 5:30-9:30 p.m., see downtown-art-wine-tour.nightout .com or call 962-2098 x22. — George Yatchisin






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mination of the Chilean people. Connor’s “Corvidae,” set to the work of Philip Glass, gives the full company a chance to tackle some demanding and technical modern dance material, as does Colahan’s “A Trancing Way,” a lush and sweeping work for 11 dancers. Now a member of the UCSB department faculty, Colahan has danced for the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, as well as Mikhail Baryshnikov’s White Oak Dance Project. Improvisation features in Beller’s “This is where it ended,” the most experimental work on the program and one created specifically for this company and set on an all-female cast of nine. Mosely described it as “powerful and mesmerizing,” also noting the work’s beautiful musical score by Latvian composer Peteris Vasks. While this production marks the end of these 11 dancers’ undergraduate experience, it simultaneously points to their future in dance. For Bassoff, whose work “Still Waters Run Deep” is featured on this program, it seems likely that the future will include making dances as well as performing in them. For every member of the company, next week’s show is their last chance to take the stage before they launch into their careers in dance. Think of it as a more athletic and artful equivalent of tossing a mortarboard into the air. Both performances take place at 8 p.m. For tickets, call 963-0408 or visit centerstage — Elizabeth Schwyzer


It’s tough to say what kind of impact classical training can have on contemporary artists. Rock ’n’ roll purists will argue that music theory can clog the creative process, placing form too high over function. But then artists like Kishi Bashi come along and prove that, sometimes, you have to learn the rules before you break them. A renowned violinist long before he picked up gigs with Regina Spektor and of Montreal, Kaoru Ishibashi’s solo work as Kishi Bashi is easily some of the more fantastic, evocative pop music being made today. On his latest, Lighght, Ishibashi further makes his case for formal training, pairing lush violin and keyboard runs with a painstaking ear for detail. As a vocalist, Ishibashi tends toward the higher end of the spectrum, at times calling to mind Passion Pit frontman Michael Angelakos. (The bouncy “The Ballad of Mr. Steak” is a dead ringer for a Passion Pit jam.) But Lighght’s major highlights come when he opts to go full throttle toward fantasy land. The speedy, buzzy “Carry On, Phenomenon” is an obvious standout and rips open like the bastard child of Electric Light Orchestra and Styx. Later, “Once Upon a Lucid Dream (In Afrikaans)” pits finger-plucked violin against a carefree little clap track and a thick layer of vocal harmonies. Then the horns kick in. Like many of the tracks on Lighght, it’s a flash in the pan that’s easy to digest and tough to unpack, a trick no doubt learned from music’s compositional pioneers. — Aly Comingore


Do you dream of a studio in the Funk Zone but don’t think you can afford one? Are you an artist who thrives on community? If you answered “yes” to either or both of these questions, there’s big news for you. Applications are now being accepted by Mesa Lane Partners for month-to-month rental of 24 individual spaces in the Funk Zone Artist Village (FZAV), a temporary experimental art project located on Gray Avenue just below Yanonali Street. Devised by property owner Mesa Lane Partners and the Santa Barbara Foundation as a temporary measure to hold the space during the two to three years that it will take to establish the entitlements necessary for a permanent development, the FZAV will be made of approximately 25 shipping containers that will serve as work and exhibition spaces for artists. The containers come in three sizes: large 40’ x 8’ x 9’6” tall, approximately 300 square feet for 800 per month; medium 20’ x 8’ x 9’6’ tall, approximately 150 square feet for 425 per month; and small 10’ x ARTIST VILLAGE ACCEPTING RENTAL 8’ x 9’6” tall, approximately APPLICATIONS 75 square feet for 250 per month. These containers will be delivered in “cold dark shell” condition with unfinished wood floors, corrugated steel walls, and skylights. Utilities (water and power) are included with the rent, and there will be portable restrooms with outdoor wash stations at either end of the village. The most significant restriction on the FZAV concerns habitation. The units are “absolutely not” available to live in according to the application, and no smoking or pets are allowed. Artists whose applications are accepted will be able to move in beginning on July 1, and they will be allowed to work both in and outside of their spaces as long as they use drop cloths and respect the other tenants. Applications are available online through the S.B. Arts Collaborative, and accepted applicants will be notified in midJune 2014. For info, visit — Charles Donelan


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Street paintings by 300 local artists and children will transform the Old Mission plaza. Street painting—using chalk on pavement—is an Italian tradition since the 16th century. The international competition is held each year in Grazie di Curtatone, Italy. Join our celebration and enjoy live music, an Italian market of fine foods, and Mission tours. I Madonnari benefits the Children’s Creative Project, a nonprofit arts education program of the County Education Office, William J. Cirone, superintendent. The Project provides resident artist workshops and performances for 50,000 children in 103 schools.

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THERAPY THROUGH FISH Since November 2012, Rudholm has lived at New House III, a sober living facility across from Cottage Hospital that for 59 years has helped addicts and alcoholics get back on their feet. Between meetings, programs, and a lot of introspection, Rudholm spends most of his days making art, specifically fish prints. With canvases and paints set up on a shaded back patio picnic table at New House — and wearing one of his own fish-print T-shirts — Rudholm talked about how he derives a quiet but deep solace from the work and that it helps him stay sober. “Recovery and creativity come from the same wellspring,” he said. Rudholm’s technique, which is inspired by the Japanese gyotaku tradition of printmaking to record fishermen’s catches, is deliberate and tactile but deceptively difficult. He both catches his fish and collects recently dead ones from a number of places around town — Atlantis Aquariums offers him its weekly die-off, and the harbor fish market is always full of promising subjects — and cleans them before removing their eyes, gluing their gills shut, laying them flat, and bracing up their fins. (When the fish are really fresh, Rudholm said, he can work with them all day before cooking and eating them that night.) Rudholm paints the scaly models with graphic inks, mimicking their colors and patterns as best he can, before applying thin glassine paper over their bodies and rubbing from mouth to tail to achieve a reverse image. Some turn out rich and detailed. Others look like blobs of pigment. But it’s a challenge Rudholm enjoys and a process he’s been refining


R ud Rudholm pointed to a piece called “Black Cod F or Forgetting How to Swim” and said,“If you w an to know what depression looks like on want th he inside …” the B Before his disappearing act in 2012, R ud Rudholm had a show at Muddy Waters Café (wh (which The Independent reviewed positively) and set up shop at the Cabrillo Arts and Crafts Sho but with little luck. As he tells it, he Show, had fully committed to his identity as an arthadn’t ist, w which is rooted in his love for the ocean. N Now, Rudholm is taking the endeavor much mor seriously, and earlier this month, he sold more his first print on Cabrillo. He also just opened sh at the Headlines & Company salon on a show W s Mission Street and has set up a website. We West m going to be successful,” he said.“It’s time.” “I’m

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t was a few days before Halloween 2012, 0122, and Craig Rudholm was on a plane, butt hee ng a had no idea where he was going. Wearing ped d T-shirt and without luggage, he just hoped it was someplace warm. Rudholm was a special education teacher at Santa Barbara Junior High Schooll and a struggling alcoholic when, after a longg week of work, he had a drink on Friday and kept drinking until he blacked out. He didn’tt snap back to consciousness until mid-flight and mid-conversation Sunday afternoon. A Concord native, Rudholm landed in San ng Jose and spent the next two weeks wandering around the Bay Area, drinking and sleeping in cheap motels. He didn’t say a word to anyone about his unplanned trip, so after missing five straightt he days of work, Rudholm’s colleagues called the police. Detectives didn’t suspect any foul playy and said Rudholm appeared to be “voluntarily missing,” but to make sure he was safe, they forwarded his photo to Santa Barbara news media and asked for the public’s help in their search. Two weeks later, police quietly announced that Rudholm had been found in Livermore but offered no explanation for his disappearance. School officials were similarly mum, and the news soon vanished from the public’s memory. Guilty and embarrassed by the episode, but now walking a road of recovery and redemption, Rudholm reached out to The Santa Barbara Independent to talk about his struggles, what he’s learned about his addiction that could help others, and the hobby-turnedprofession that, as he says, may have very well kept him alive.

PROUD TOWN: Craig Rudholm works on his latest fish print and shows off the galleries in New House’s halls. Of his work and recovery, he said, “I just want to represent Santa Barbara well.”

for 16 years with sunfish, reef fish, salmon, bass, and so on. He’s only recently gotten good at the smaller specimens by practicing on a few that expired in New House’s lobby tank. Depending on his mood and artistic whim, Rudholm may let the print stand alone on the

canvas, or he may incorporate a few different rubbings to create dynamic, multidimensional collages. Some are vibrant and sunny. Others are decidedly dark and brooding. Walking through New House’s halls, which are covered with more than two dozen of his works,

SSAD A PAST, ROSY FUTURE By no means promising to have completely rid his life of old and current demons, Rudholm said he’s nevertheless reached a point in his recovery where his alcoholism is under control, and his reincarnated sense of selfworth has grown into an overall healthier state of mind.“I’m happy on the inside, even if I couldn’t do the fish,” he said. At 59 years old, Rudholm said he’s been trying to get sober since he was 30 and that alcoholism runs in his family. He acknowledged his own efforts in reaching a major milestone of sobriety, but he gave much credit to New House and its staff for getting and keeping him on the straight and narrow. Said New House director Gordon Guy, “Craig is a good man and an example of persistence in his recovery. He is a great example for others coming into New House, and I often see him talking to a new guy at dinner to help him feel welcome.” Rudholm said he hopes to prove that it’s never too late to get help and beat addiction. “There are a lot of alcoholics my age who feel too old, and they just bag it,” he said,“but it doesn’t have to be that way. With a little help, faith, and willingness to look inside and do the work, life can be great for alcoholics and addicts, no matter what age.” Rudholm, who’s twice divorced and is paying the $30 a day New House rent with his savings, doesn’t want to dwell on the past.“I’m not looking back,” he said.“It doesn’t help.” Yet he can’t completely shake the harbored guilt of leaving his school and his students so abruptly. He hates to think that he derailed their learning or was the cause of any angst.“I wish I could have moved on in a more honorable and elegant manner,” he said,“but I didn’t listen to my inner self.” When Rudholm got back to town from Livermore, he took the detective who handled his missing-persons case out to coffee and apologized. And after he resigned from his teaching job, he reached out to his former school’s principal, who said Rudholm would make full reparation in his eyes if he promised to live a sober life. Rudholm was allowed to keep his teaching credential, but his disappearance and its fallout are documented in his personnel file, which can be accessed by any school district if he applies for another job. For now, Rudholm will concentrate on his artwork and his recovery, thankful for the roof and environment New House provides.“It’s a good place to make mistakes,” he explained. Smiling and looking over a half-finished print, he said confidently,“As far as I’m concerned, the prime of my life is the next 20-30 years.” ■ may 22, 2014



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t the end of a long corridor at the Gail Towbes Center for Dance on Las Positas lies the inner sanctum of Rodney Gustafson’s State Street Ballet, a large, blissfully air-conditioned studio wrapped in giant mirrors and drenched in clear light. It’s where the company’s professional dancers put in the long hours of prancing, gliding, spinning, floating, and soaring that keep them at the top of the West Coast dance world. From Santa Barbara to Las Vegas to Seattle, State Street Ballet is one of the most in-demand companies going, and the hard work that supports this extraordinary enterprise mostly happens right here. On the hot morning in mid-May that I visited the studio, rehearsal was a little different, because the dancers were moving in steps prepared for them by one of their own. Cecily Stewart, a young dancer who grew up in Santa Barbara and has been with the company for five years, has developed her own version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, one of the most choreographed works in all of literature. Later this week, the 45-minute piece, along with a shorter dance also by Stewart called The Gift of the Magi, will get its premiere when the dancers of the State Street Ballet are joined onstage at San Marcos High School by a group of San Marcos students. Through a series of high-intensity tutorials conducted by the dancers themselves, these lucky teens will be leaping into the world of professional ballet with both feet. The whole project is designed not just to introduce them to the rigors of dance but perhaps more importantly to deepen their experience of literature. Library Dances takes as its point of departure the idea that great books do much more than entertain us. A text as complex and layered as Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream contains the seeds of any number of other works of art, from the music it inspired in composer Felix Mendelssohn to the choreography that George Balanchine developed in response. By going into schools and engaging students first as readers, and then as apprentice dancers, Stewart and her team link the deep meanings of the story to an unforgettable episode in these students’ lives — the two days during which they become part of a working professional dance company. Fairies and kings, gods and monsters abound in Shakespeare’s amazing fantasy world, but for a teen, there’s nothing more fantastic than the exposure these San Marcos pupils will have to the dancers. Ballerina Leila Drake Fossek, speaking for the troupe, remarked that part of what the program offers is a chance for the dancers to act as friends to the participating students. With the help of the Library Dances program, this dream of a connection between the books required in school and an exciting career as a professional dancer has become a reality.



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BARD GAMES: Shakespeare plays a prominent role in Bill Cain’s Equivocation, which opens on campus at UCSB this Friday. Theater students (from left) Dillon Francis, Joe Caldwell, and Ian Elliott star.


ubbing shoulders with the greatest dramatist of all time — at least metaphorically — seems to inspire contemporary playwrights. Consider the film Shakespeare in Love, cowritten by Tom Stoppard, or Amy Freed’s comedy The Beard of Avon, memorably produced at the Garvin Theatre a few years back. The latest addition to this distinguished group is also the one with the most bite. Equivocation, written by Jesuit priest Bill Cain, tells a story of Shakespeare and his times that contains strong echoes of the controversies, and moral failings, of early 21st-century America. It is, simultaneously, a play about longago events and very recent history. “I understand it has particular appeal for Shakespeare nerds like me,” said Irwin Appel, who is directing the UCSB Department of Theater’s production of the work, which opens Friday night.“But what grabbed me about the play was its visceral electricity. The wit, and the imagination, is phenomenal.” Appel has been directing a lot of Shakespeare at UCSB, usually as part of the stripped-down, scenery-free series he calls Naked Shakes. The season began with his Macbeth, and next season will kick off with him directing A Midsummer Night’s Dream. But for now, he’s staging Cain’s 2008 play, in which the Bard is a primary character. Appel saw the world-premiere production of the play at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in 2008; it moved to the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles later that year and went to off-Broadway in 2010.“I think it’s one of the best new plays I’ve seen in recent years,” he said flatly.“I was gratified to find the students have also been blown away by it.” The plot concerns the attempt of Sir Robert Cecil, a top advisor to King James I, to convince the great dramatist to write a propaganda play about the recent plot by Catholic rebels to blow up the Parliament building. In Cain’s telling, Shakespeare reluctantly agrees, but his research reveals that the politics of terror and terrorism aren’t as clear-cut as he initially realized. “There’s a real contemporary feel to this play,” Appel insisted. “It’s not your traditional period piece. In some ways, it feels very much like an American play to me. It has a grittiness to it. It’s a good, old-fashioned, smart thriller. It has hangings, beheadings, and somebody getting sliced open in the chest.” How American indeed! The characters of Equivocation engage in a debate over torture that will sound awfully familiar to anyone who was paying attention during the George W. Bush administration. Among many other themes, Cain shows how we use language to justify unjustifiable acts. But it’s not all grim. There’s also a love story of sorts, between the playwright and his estranged daughter. And on yet another level, Appel notes, it’s a celebration of “the bond of the theater community.” One must serve the king, but the play’s the thing.

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n this Tony Award–winning two-person play, the notoriously intense American painter Mark Rothko (Matt Gottlieb) puts his young studio assistant Ken (Shaun Anthony) through a series of more or less painful emotional trials. At the outset, Rothko defines the young man’s role as strictly subservient and instrumental — as in “assistants should be seen and not heard”— but over the course of the show’s 90-minute single act, the artist continually draws Ken back into a series of far-flung discussions about the history of art and its relations to psychology, philosophy, and tragedy. While on the surface this premise sounds simple and even didactic, Red is anything but boring. Like Rothko’s signature paintings depicting blurry rectangles of color stacked vertically against a contrasting background, the show invites the viewer to contemplate the pulsing vitality that arises when strong figures collide. Set in designer Brian Sidney Bembridge’s striking rendering of Rothko’s Bowery studio circa 1958-59, Red portrays a key moment in the painter’s biography. Having established himself as one of the world’s most important artists, Rothko accepts a commission from the architect Philip Johnson to provide a set of murals to decorate the walls of the Four Seasons, a power mecca restaurant situated within the new Seagram building just east of Rockefeller Center in Manhattan. Rothko knows how important this commission is to his reputation, but he’s not sure whether his most powerful move in relation to it will be to fulfill it or to deny it. After wrestling with the project for a period of several months, the artist finally rejects the commission and returns the money. The Seagram project thus became a particularly crucial episode in the making of Rothko’s self-mythology. For Ken, the job of filling Rothko’s paint cans and cleaning his brushes is at once a dream and a nightmare. A painter himself, the young man sees in Rothko a father figure of immense power and deep flaws. The tension in their relationship builds to a series of climaxes, some lyrical, such as the moment when the two prime a canvas together, and some violent, as when Ken confronts his mentor about his own ambitions. Brian Shnipper’s acute direction brings out all the nuances in John Logan’s terrific script, and Gottlieb has a fine time surfing the great man’s towering, then crashing, waves of ego and insight. The studio teems with opportunities for the actors to perform small tasks — there’s a sink, plenty of paint and brushes, and even a staple gun for fastening canvas to stretchers. But it’s through the less obvious but still palpable task of looking that these actors draw the audience in to their seething cauldron of artistic creation. I can’t think of another play that goes further toward dramatizing the essential act of focusing one’s visual attention. When it works, and it frequently does, Red succeeds in hanging something on the fourth wall that separates and unites the audience with the actors on the stage. And although that work of art is meant to be a Rothko painting, replete with the pulsing energy of tragedy with which the artist invested his every brush stroke, the excitement of Red lies in the feeling that we see through what that paint has ■ covered up.




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hen The Santa Barbara Independent caught with us for about two years now, our guitar player Heath up with Tyvek frontman Kevin Boyer, he [Heemsbergen], and our friend Brett is filling in on bass. was strolling the streets of Reno, Nevada, Our bass player has a serious nine-to-five, so he can’t really about a week into a cross-country tour do the long tours. that will bring him and his band to California for the You’ve been switching first time in more than three people in and out since years. “We haven’t toured the start, right? Yeah. The the last two records out west rotating lineup is certainly not at all, which is crazy,” he by design — it’s just kind of how said, sounding as surprised things work. But everyone who’s as anyone. Since forming involved definitely has a big Tyvek in 2004, Boyer and his effect on the whole. With the rotating lineup of bandmates energy of the shows, and the have acted the unassuming records, too, it becomes its own pillar to Detroit’s grittier new thing every time. I’m just musical side. Named after the stoked at how it’s been going. I synthetic material so often feel like we’re really starting to seen on the city’s building hit the groove with the lineup projects, Tyvek champions we’ve got now. a mix of melody, structure, and raw energy. Their brand Your Detroit roots run of noise punk is loud and pretty deep. What’s your catchy, and their albums are relationship with the city casual lo-fi affairs, though now that you’re on the not necessarily by design. road? You know, it’s funny. You “I never want it to sound don’t realize what the fishbowl DETROIT ROCK CITY: This week, shitty,” Boyer told Denver’s looks like until you’re out of Detroit noise punks Tyvek tour through Westword in 2010. it. We don’t think about it, but California for the first time in years. The This Saturday, Tyvek then we go out on tour, and band plays the Biko Co-op in Isla Vista makes its inaugural Santa people want to share with us on Saturday, May 24. Barbara appearance at the their touchstones and their Biko Co-op Garage. They’ll impressions of Detroit music. be playing songs off their last two albums — 2010’s I think it’s interesting how people think of Detroit as a Nothing Fits and 2012’s On Triple Beams — as well as road garage-rock place. For me, that’s such a small slice of what testing a handful of new tunes. I chatted with Boyer about goes on in Detroit, and it’s funny that it’s what gets the Tyvek’s latest incarnation, life in Motor City, and staying most national attention. To me, it’s a much more diverse landscape than that. Touring makes you realize, like, “Shit. anonymous in the Internet age. I’m from Michigan.” You realize how different things are, How are you? Where are you? We’re in Reno. We but it also makes you feel a little more attached to it. played a show last night and just finished breakfast, so we went over to the casino and played some nickel slots. Do you guys still feel involved in the punk scene there? Oh, yeah. The Detroit that we’re a part of is a [Laughs.] I couldn’t not do it. pretty tight crew. It’s our friends’ bands and our friends’ Did anyone win anything? Our bass player Brett spaces, and it’s a pretty strong and supportive scene, at [Lyman] quit while he was ahead; he’s up about 20 bucks. least for punk music and noise music. Everyone’s in three bands. [Laughs.] But it’s a good community vibe, for sure. I quit before I started to lose. And for musicians it’s very no-bullshit. I feel like people That’s not very rock ’n’ roll of you. Yeah. We’re have a lot of respect for each other and what everyone’s pretty conservative when it comes to our gambling. I’m doing. more of a backgammon player, myself. [Laughs.]

How did you end up naming the band Tyvek?

It was one of those things where I just saw the name everywhere. I started thinking, “Hey, if they’re going to put that all over the place, it’s kind of like free advertising.” We wanted to turn it into our own thing rather than have our minds be taken over by branding and product.

Do you think it speaks to the band’s aesthetic?

Yeah. The sound of it, the syllables kind of fit our music. You can’t get away from it if you try, and because of that, what we do kind of floats under the radar. We kind of try to focus on us and do just make music and not worry about getting our image out there. Because the name is so ubiquitous, we feel comfortable going about our daily business and maintaining our anonymity.

Who’s playing with you this time out? It’s myself, our drummer Beren [Elkine], who’s been playing drums

You’re also working on a record. Do you want to talk about the new songs? Sure. The last album

we recorded as a three-piece, and this one we’re recording as a four-piece, so I feel like it’s getting a lot more … we’re not so worried about being tight because we know we jam together well. It’s going to be a little bit looser and a little bit heavier, just because we have two guitars in the mix. I think it’ll be loose like the last one, and similarly casual, but we’re certainly not going to be holding back. It’s going to be an all-out rager from start to finish. [Laughs.] I’m excited about it. It’s shaping up right now, and I don’t want to jinx it, but I’m pretty stoked.




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t’s a terrible movie and, therefore, great. Don’t ask your square friends, because they probably think that all films should be built along clean lines and represent some moral truth. But even super geeky fans may falter in their faith, wondering at the restraint of this movie until a half hour of setup delivers us to two terrific actors: Ken (Inception) Watanabe and Sally (Happy-Go-Lucky) Hawkins. They show up falling over themselves to relate what is possibly the most preposterous origin story in all of cinema: pre-prehistoric creatures that subsist on fissile materials. And then it hits you: It’s a Godzilla movie. Later, when the MUTOs (massive unidentified terrestrial organisms) munch some live warheads, it all becomes clear. Gareth Edwards’s reimagining of Ishirô Honda’s masterful, sad Gojira (1954) manages the impossible. It’s both impressive and cheesy without resorting to soupy camp. Edwards had two choices if he wanted to honor the tradition: Godzilla could either be the melodramatic Tokyocrusher (in the spirit of the first film), or he could reawake the Friend of the Earth/King of the Monsters, which was how most of the 27 sequels painted him. It would be cruel to let on which version he picked; just know that it does include awesome size, raging battles, and the wholesale spectacle of modern high-rises tumbling. The war cry and fire breath come along, too. And, in the movie’s best




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he trouble with pursuing an art when you come from a distinguished family of artists is that, no matter what you do, folks are always going to play the comparison game. For some, this associated evaluation pays off. (Take, for example, relative newcomer Elizabeth Olsen, who in a short time has set herself far apart from her twin mogul sisters.) For others, it’s not as easy. Palo Alto is the directorial debut from Gia TEENAGE WASTELAND: Palo Alto stars Emma Roberts Coppola (sister of Sofia, daughter of Francis and James Franco, who wrote the short-story collection Ford), and while it semi-succeeds as a slice of on which the film is based. upper-middle-class high school life, it sacrifices a lot to get there. It stands to mention here that goes for drinking, drug use, and consenting relationships Palo Alto was adapted for the screen by Gia, but the story stems from another source: namely, writer/actor between teachers and students.) James Franco, who continues to puzzle us with this colStylistically, Palo Alto benefits from a solid soundtrack lection of disturbed, distressed, selfish, lost, and altogether (Blood Orange’s Dev Hynes sets the perfect psuedo-sultry mood) but suffers from a weird half-appropriation of a screwed-up youngsters. The main story follows the three-ring circus friendship multitude of indie-film tropes. (Animal costumes show between April (Emma Roberts), her crush/suitor Teddy up at multiple points throughout the story but seem to (Jack Kilmer), and Teddy’s troubled-and-crying-out-for- serve no purpose, aesthetic or otherwise.) In the closing help BFF Fred (Nat Wolff ). Together, the trio exists in a minutes of the film, April tells Teddy she “thinks all movies world of entitlement and copious consumption, and while and TV shows and video games these days are pointless.” they partake willingly, we’re led to believe that they are Were it not for the too-serious tone of Palo Alto’s closing somehow better, or at least more redeemable, than their act, we might assume Gia is taking the opportunity to poke peers. In this messed-up suburbia, sex runs rampant, but fun at herself and her place in the ranks of her illustrious rather than villainize or glorify the act, Franco and Cop- filmmaker family. But based on the way this tale ends, we pola seem content in simply putting it out there. (The same have to surmise that that’s simply not the case. ■

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✯ Belle (104 mins.; PG: thematic elements, some language, brief smoking images)

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The formula behind this nicely moving costume drama is simple — Jane Austen with a woman of color at its heart. Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) is the illegitimate child of an English gentleman, a sailor named Captain Lindsay (Matthew Goode). Belle’s mother dies offstage before the film begins. But Belle’s legitimacy is entirely eclipsed by her race since her mother was black, and the girl’s role is decidedly subservient, even though Lindsay brings her back to England to be raised by his wealthy uncle and then conveniently dies himself, endowing Belle with enough fortune to turn some prejudice aside. Of course, in 18th-century hooking-up customs, the precedence of financial gain over color is clear to all. Questions of true love come somewhere way below. Of course, the movie, being romantic and topical, will turn those pragmatic issues upside down. It’s an intelligent but predictable film. Mbatha-Raw is beautiful and poised, and the levels of polite society provide her with a kind of dense springboard. In Austen novels, when women speak their minds, we feel the weight of oppressive tradition making their pronouncements acute and heroic. With Belle, even though her white family has managed to indulge and even love her as real kin, the same kind of assertive eloquence seems to be bringing down the walls of history. After a while, you stop caring whether this “based on true incidents” story is even accurately conveyed by costume, script, and camera. It’s touching and eloquent, and you would be a churl if it didn’t mist you up a bit. (DJP) Paseo Nuevo

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Palo Alto (100 mins.; R: strong sexual content, drug and alcohol use, pervasive language — all involving teens) Reviewed on page 59. Paseo Nuevo

Following a bad blind date, a single mom and a single dad find themselves stranded together at a resort for families. Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler star. Fairview/Metro 4

Chef (115 mins.; R: language, some suggestive references)

Jon (Swingers) Favreau writes, directs, and stars in this story about a chef who loses his restaurant job and starts up a food truck as a way to reunite his estranged family. Paseo Nuevo The Immigrant (120 mins.; R: sexual content, nudity, some language)

In 1920s Manhattan, a young girl (Marion Cotillard) falls prey to a charming but wicked man (Joaquin Phoenix) who lures her into prostitution. Riviera Maleficent (97 mins.; PG: sequences of scary fantasy action and violence, frightening images)

Angelina Jolie stars as a vindictive fairy who sets a curse on an infant child before realizing that the child may be the only one who can restore peace to the kingdom. Camino Real/Fiesta 5 (opens Thu., May 29)

A Million Ways to Die in the West (116 mins.; R: strong crude and sexual content, language throughout, some violence, drug material)

A cowardly farmer falls in love with the new woman in town but then must deal with her gun-slinging husband. Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy) writes, directs, and stars. Camino Real/Paseo Nuevo (opens Thu., May 29)

X-Men: Days of Future Past (131 mins.; PG-13: sequences of intense sci-fi violence and action, some suggestive material, nudity, language)

The X-Men send Wolverine back in time to help save humanity from destruction. Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, and Ian McKellen star. Arlington (2-D and 3-D)/ Camino Real (2- D and 3-D)/ Fiesta 5 (2-D and 3-D)

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The House I Live In (108 mins.; NR) This 2012 documentary looks inside America’s criminal-justice system and the human-rights implications of the United States’ war on drugs. Thu., May 29, 7pm; Antioch University, 602 Anacapa St.

Rushmore (93 mins.; R: language, brief nudity)

Wes Anderson’s 1998 breakthrough stars Jason Schwartzman as Max Fischer, an overachieving and eccentric high schooler who’s put on academic probation. Mon., May 26, 7 and 10pm, Isla Vista Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte

✯ Veronica Mars

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Young & Beautiful (95 mins.; NR) After losing her virginity, a young girl takes up a secret life as a call girl. François Ozon writes and directs. Wed., May 28, 7:30pm, Plaza de Oro


with his friend (Woody Allen) acting as his manager. The mysterious part of this film is how dumb the clichés are and yet how long the movie stays with you. It’s a silly film employing a lot of seriously good actors. (DJP) Plaza de Oro

Peter Parker goes head-to-head with a new collection of villains who are sent to destroy him by the evil Oscorp Industries. Andrew Garfield stars. There’s a lot of movie here: Most of it is dazzling; some of it is touching. (DJP) Fariview (2-D)/Metro 4 (2-D)

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


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) Fiesta 5


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CANCER (June 21 - July 22): The moon shows us a different phase every 24 hours, which makes it seem changeable. But in fact, not much actually happens on the moon. It has no atmosphere, no weather, no wind, no plant life, no seasons. There is some water, but it’s all frozen. Is there anything like this in your own life, Cancerian? Something that on the surface of things seems to be in constant motion, but whose underlying state never actually shifts or develops? According to my analysis, now would be an excellent time for you to revise the way you understand this part of your world, and then update your relationship with it.

LEO (July 23 - Aug. 22): Have you thought of organizing a crowdfunding campaign to boost your pet project or labor of love? I suggest you get serious about it in the next four weeks. This coming phase of your cycle will be a favorable time to expand your audience, attract new allies, and build a buzz. You will have a sixth sense about how to wield your personal charm to serve your long-term goals. More than usual, your selfish interests will dovetail with the greater good — perhaps in unexpected ways.

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VIRGO (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22): Years ago, I had a Virgo friend who was a talented singer. She had technical skill, stylistic flair, and animal magnetism, making her worthy of being a lead vocalist in almost any great band. And yet when she was asleep and had dreams of performing, she often found herself standing in the shadows, barely visible and singing tentatively, while her back-up singers hogged the spotlight at center stage. Moral of the story: Some of you Virgos are shy about claiming your full authority. It doesn’t always come easy for you to shine your light and radiate your power. And yet you can most definitely learn to do so. The coming weeks will be an excellent time to make progress in this direction.

LIBRA (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22): “There is always an enormous temptation in all of life,” writes Annie Dillard, “to diddle around making itsy-bitsy friends and meals and journeys for itsy-bitsy years on end ... I won’t have it. The world is wider than that in all directions, more dangerous and bitter, more extravagant and bright.”Your assignment in the coming weeks, Libra, is to transcend whatever is itsy-bitsy about your life. The alternative? Head toward the frontier and drum up experiences that will thrill your heart and blow your mind.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21): “We are all searching for someone whose demons play well with ours,” writes novelist Heidi R. Kling. That’s good advice for you to keep in mind these days, Scorpio. Those little imps and rascals that live within you may get you into bad trouble if they feel bored. But if you arrange for them to have play dates with the imps and rascals of people you trust, they are far more likely to get you into good trouble. They may even provide you with bits of gritty inspiration. What’s that you say? You don’t have any demons? Not true. Everyone has them.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21): “When people tell you who they are, believe them,” writes blogger Maria Popova

PISCES ( “Just as importantly, however, when people try to tell you who you are, don’t believe them.” Those suggestions are especially crucial for you to keep in mind these days. You are entering a phase when your best relationships will be up for review and revision and revitalization. To foster an environment in which intimacy will thrive, you’ve got to be extra receptive, curious, tolerant, and tender. That’s all! Not hard, right? A good place to start is to proceed as if your allies know who they are better than you do — even as you ask them to return the favor.

(Feb. 19 - Mar. 20): Even if you had a sensitive, nurturing mommy when you were growing up, and even if she continues to play an important role in your life, now would be a good time to learn how to mother yourself better. You are finally ready to appreciate how important it is to be your own primary caregiver. And I’m hoping you are no longer resistant to or embarrassed about the idea that part of you is still like a child who needs unconditional love 24/7. So get started! Treat yourself with the expert tenderness that a crafty maternal goddess would provide.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19): “Kludge” (pronounced klooj) is a slang word that refers to a clumsy but effective fix for an engineering problem. It’s a cobbled-together solution that works fine, at least temporarily, even though it is inelegant or seems farfetched. Let’s use this concept in a metaphorical way to apply to you. I’m guessing that you will be a kludge master in the coming days. You will be skilled at making the best of mediocre situations. You may have surprising success at doing things that don’t come naturally, and I bet you will find unexpected ways to correct glitches that no one else has any idea about how to fix.

(Mar. 21 - Apr. 19): I believe your persuasive powers will be stronger than usual in the weeks ahead. The words coming out of your mouth will sound especially interesting. I also suspect that your intelligence will get at least a temporary upgrade. The clarity of your thoughts will intensify. You will see truths you have been blind to in the past. Innovative solutions to long-running dilemmas are likely to occur to you. The only potential snag is that you might neglect to nurture your emotional riches. You could become a bit too dry and hard. But now that I’ve warned you of that possibility, let’s hope you will take steps to ensure it won’t happen.



(Jan. 20 - Feb. 18): I hesitate to compare you to your fellow Aquarian Kim Jong Il. When he was alive and ruling North Korea, he was an egomaniacal tyrant. You’re definitely not that. But there are certain descriptions of him in his official biography that remind me of the kinds of powers you may soon exhibit. He was called The Great Sun of Life and Highest Incarnation of Revolutionary Comradely Love, for instance. Titles like that might suit you. It is said that he invented the hamburger. He could command rain to fall from the sky. He once shot eleven holes-in-one in a single round of golf, was a master of gliding down waterslides, and never had to use a toilet because he produced no waste. You may be able to express comparable feats in the coming weeks. (Do it without falling prey to excessive pride, okay?)

(Apr. 20 - May 20): If there were a Hall of Fame for scientists, physicist Isaac Newton (1642-1727) would have been the charter member. He was like Elvis Presley and Chuck Berry were to rock and roll, like Babe Ruth was to baseball. The theory of gravity and the three laws of motion were his gifts to the world. He made major contributions to mathematics and optics and was a central figure in defining modern science. There is also a legend that he invented the cat door, inspired by his pet felines. Whether or not that’s true, it serves as an excellent metaphor for this horoscope. It’s an excellent time for you to apply your finest talents and highest intelligence to dream up small, mundane, but practical innovations.


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PETIT VALENTIEN, 1114 STATE ST. #14, 805‑966‑0222. Open M‑F 11:30‑ 3pm (lunch). M‑Sat 5pm‑Close (dinner). Sun $24 four course prefix dinner. In La Arcada Plaza, Chef Robert Dixon presents classic French comfort food at affordable cost in this cozy gem of a restaurant. Petit Valentien offers a wide array of meat and seafood entrees along with extensive small plates and a wine list specializing in amaz‑ ing quality at arguably the best price in town. A warm romantic atmosphere makes the perfect date spot. Comfortable locale for dinner parties, or even just a relaxing glass of wine. Reservations are recommended. RENAUD’S PATISSERIE & Bistro, 3315 State St. in Loreto Plaza, 569‑2400 & 1324 State St. Ste N 892‑2800 $$ M ‑ Sat 7‑ 5, Sun 7‑3 & M‑Sun 7‑ 3 Wide selection of wholesome French pastries. Breakfast & lunch menu is composed of egg dishes, sandwiches & salads representing Renaud’s favorites. Our Brewed coffees & teas are proudly 100% Organic.

Indian FLAVOR OF INDIA 3026 State 682‑ 6561 $$ VOTED BEST 17yrs. Finest, most authentic Indian cuisine is affordable 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 & vegetarian.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 specialties. World Class Indian Chefs at your service! Traditional floor seat‑ ing. Indian & Draft Beers, Local Wines.

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

PALAPA 4123 State St. 683‑3074 $$ BREAKFAST 7am daily. Big Breakfast bur‑ ritos, machaca, chorizo & eggs, chiliquiles, Organic mexican coffee & Fresh squeezed OJ, pancakes, omelets & lunch specials. Fresh seafood dinners.

Italian ALDO’S ITALIAN Restaurant 1031 State St. 963‑6687. $$ Open 7 days. Lunch & Dinner. V MC AE DC DV. Local SB favorite for over 25 years offers fast, friendly service in the heart of downtown. Dine outdoors in our heated courtyard. Enjoy new homestyle cuisine like Chicken Parmigiana or Fresh Fish specials in a comfortable, romantic atmosphere. Vegan & Gluten‑ Free Pasta and Salad Options available. Wine & Beer. Full menu at:

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.


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, origi‑ nal Japanese appetizers & Combination Boat Dinner. SB’s only TATAMI Rooms res‑ ervations suggested. Beer, Wine & Sake. Take Out. Birthday customers get FREE tempura ice cream & photo on our website!


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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 excep‑ tional dining reflected by food quality, ser‑ vice & ambiance.

Steak HOLDREN’S 512 State St. 965‑3363 Lunch & Dinner Daily. Featuring $20 Prime Rib Wednesdays‑ USDA 12 oz Prime MidWestern corn‑fed beef char‑ broiled over mesquite; or try from our selections of the freshest seafood. We offer extensive wine & martini lists & look forward to making your dining experience superb! Reservations avail.

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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 cocktail bar with specialty cocktails. Wine cellar with Santa Barbara County & California best vintages by‑the‑glass

As one of the earlier players in the Funk Zone wine tasting scene — and the first to double down in the waterfront neighborhood with a second project called AVA Santa Barbara — Seth Kunin is known for taking risks, and they usually pay off. Such is the case with this Camp Four carignane, an obscure, usually blended grape that slams bright red fruit together with cinnamon‑pepper spices to make a relatively light but thoroughly flavorful summer sipper, especially when ever so slightly chilled. Kunin is one of the panelists and pourers at next weekend’s Urban Wine Trail Summer Celebration, so get a ticket for optimal exploration of Santa Barbara’s hometown vintners before they sell out. See urbanwinetrailsb. com for info on the event and for more on the wine.

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SPENCER’S LIMOUSINE & Tours, 884‑ 9700 Thank You SB, Voted BEST 18yrs! Specializing in wine tours of all Central Cal Wineries. Gourmet picnic lunch or fine restaurants avail TCP16297 805‑884‑9700

Wine Shop/Bar 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 vine‑ yards with prices starting around $9. View our full inventory @ www.renegadewines. com. We store your wine. 3000sq feet of temp. controlled wine lockers; 8 case lock‑ ers‑300 case rooms. Off‑street parking. 2 blocks from State St. (2nd driveway @ 126 E. Haley) Monthly tastings & private tast‑ ings 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 internationally acclaimed wines from their Lafond Vineyard in the Santa Rita Hills. Try some of Winemaker Bruce McGuire’s small production

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C’est Cheese Café Opens


ichael and Kathryn Graham have opened the long-awaited café section of their popular C’est Cheese store at  Santa Barbara Street, which first

opened in 2003. Michael tells me that they will be taking all the raw ingredients at their store and cooking with them, using the many cheeses, meats, and olive oils for sandwiches as well as producing various jams, spreads, pickles, pâtés, and other creations that will be available in the cheese shop. They’ll also be making their own pastries from scratch, and offering seasonal salads from ingredients purchased at the Farmers Market. Coffee will be provided by popular java joint French Press. C’est Cheese opened a second patio on the north side of the building, offering afternoon sun and a great view of the Riviera. But Michael also reminded that, even though the new café is open, construction continues. They will be temporarily moving the store into the café area so C’est Cheese can remodel its existing space. C’est Cheese is open for breakfast at 7 a.m., lunch will be available until 3 p.m., and pastries/coffee will be available until 6 p.m.


it here first. I am happy to break the news that a second Natural Café is opening a second Goleta location. The address will be  Marketplace Drive, immediately next to Hollister Brewing Company, in the former home of a Hallmark store. Natural Café currently has South Coast locations at  Hollister Avenue,  State Street, and  Hitchcock Way.

SMART & FINAL COMING TO GOLETA: A Smart & Final Extra! is set to open in early 2015 as part of Goleta’s new Hollister Village Plaza, on the north side of Camino Real Marketplace. Santa Barbara already has a regular Smart & Final store at  East Gutierrez Street. The “Extra!” version of Smart & Final stores are larger and feature more grocery options, such as organic foods and a larger deli/meat section. OUTPOST COMING TO CALLE REAL: Starting in July, the former Holiday Inn at  Calle Real in Goleta will be rebranded as The Goodland and run by Kimpton Hotels, which also owns the Canary Hotel in downtown Santa Barbara. Reader Cris let me know that the new Goleta hotel will include a restaurant named Outpost at The Goodland featuring Executive Chef Derek Simcik.


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GROWING APPETITE: Michael and Kathryn Graham have expanded C’est Cheese Café after having outgrown their small Santa Barbara Street store more than five years ago.

JERSEY MIKE’S OPENS: Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its fresh-sliced/fresh-grilled subs, opened at  State Street on May 21, in the former home of Quizno’s Subs. They opened a location in Goleta in March 2012. Franchise owners Dawn and Troy Robinson are holding a grand opening and free sub fundraiser through May 25 to support the Children’s Cottage Hospital. The new restaurant is circulating 5,000 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution to Children’s Cottage Hospital. Customers must have a coupon to be eligible.“At Jersey Mike’s, we have a tradition of partnering with a local charity for our grand-opening celebration,” said Dawn Robinson. Hours are 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., seven days a week. For more information, call 730-3344 or visit

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POP-UP MARKET: Reader Marianne let me

know that a healthy take-out eatery named Market will be open for business through May 24, from 11:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. at  Coast Village Road.

FRESCO UPDATE: The Restaurant Gal and I recently

enjoyed a fine meal at Fresco Café ( State St.) with retiring astronomer Fred Marschak and his wife, Nancy, who are moving to Pennsylvania soon. Fred has been teaching astronomy and science at Santa Barbara City College for 37 years, ran the planetarium at the Museum of Natural History for decades, and has been the go-to person for all heavenly events that graced the night skies. While enjoying Fresco’s popular Hot Mushroom Combo, which is on my top 10 lunches list, owner Jill Brouillard walked by. My automatic response was, of course, to ask her to send me any news about Fresco that I might have missed, and she kindly obliged: “Hi John, We now cater seven days a week and provide staffing and assistance with rentals. We offer Fundraising Saturday Evenings, where an approved nonprofit or people in crisis can receive 15 percent of cash sales between 5 and 9 p.m. We have many gluten-free items on our menu, including sandwiches, salads, pastas, desserts. Especially good is our gluten-free caramel and coconut banana cream pie. In our case, you may also find coconut macaroons, flourless chocolate cake, sour cream coffee cake muffins, all also gluten free.”

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LEGALS FBN ABANDONMENT STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following Fictitious Business Name is being abandoned: Jadenow Productions at 718 Union Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103. The original statement for use of this Fictitious Business Name was filed Nov 28, 2011. in the County of Santa Barbara. Original file no. 2011â&#x20AC;&#x2018; 0003464. The person(s) or entities abandoning use of this name are as follows: Jeff Spangler (same address). This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 02, 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. May 15, 22, 29. June 5 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Wellness Therapy of Santa Barbara at 1226 Santa Barbara Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Mary M Elliott 805 California Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Mary Elliott This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on April 21, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Gabriel Cabello. FBN Number: 2014â&#x20AC;&#x2018;0001175. Published: May 1, 8, 15, 22 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: WINC at 35 Industrial Way Buellton, CA 93427 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Alexander Oxman This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on April 16, 2014. This 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: 2014â&#x20AC;&#x2018;0001138. Published: May 1, 8, 15, 22 2014.



FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Grow Your Own, Shangriâ&#x20AC;&#x2018;LA Garden Landscapes, Shangriâ&#x20AC;&#x2018;LA Gardens at 121 E. Alamar Avenue Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Robert William Chamlee This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Robert Chamlee This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on April 21, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2014â&#x20AC;&#x2018; 0001177. Published: May 1, 8, 15, 22 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Ths Company Santa Barbara at 725 Olive Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Ilene Davis (same address) Thomas Sanchez (same address) This business is conducted by a Joint Venture Signed: Ilene Davis This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on April 22, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Adela Bustos. FBN Number: 2014â&#x20AC;&#x2018; 0001189. Published: May 1, 8, 15, 22 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Heartwood Path at 2969 Glen Albyn Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Courtney Pierce (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Courtney Pierce This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on April 23, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Adela Bustos. FBN Number: 2014â&#x20AC;&#x2018;0001201. Published: May 1, 8, 15, 22 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Righting A Wrong Productions, Searching For A Song To Sing at 1187 Coast Village Road #429 Santa Barbara, CA 93108; Shoerue Productions, Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Steven Manis This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on April 21, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Gabriel Cabello. FBN Number: 2014â&#x20AC;&#x2018; 0001167. Published: May 1, 8, 15, 22 2014.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Computer Repair Montecito, Laptop Repair Santa Barbara, Montecito Computer Repair, Santa Barbara Laptop Repair, Virus Removal Santa Barbara, Computer Repairs Santa Barbara, Laptop Repairs Montecito, Montecito Laptop Repair, Santa Barbara Laptop Repairs, Laptop Repair Montecito, Laptop Repairs Santa Barbara, Montecito Laptop Repairs, Santa Barbara Virus Removal at 309 E. Micheltorena Street Unit C Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Ramsin Eivazzadeh(same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Ramsin Eivazzadeh This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on April 28, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2014â&#x20AC;&#x2018;0001258. Published: May 1, 8, 15, 22 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Pause at 518 West Figueroa Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Elaine Watson (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on April 24, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Adela Bustos. FBN Number: 2014â&#x20AC;&#x2018;0001213. Published: May 1, 8, 15, 22 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Inspire A Mind (IAM) at 2114 De La Vina St. #5 Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Susanne Nagy (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Susanne Nagy This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on April 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: 2014â&#x20AC;&#x2018;0001218. Published: May 1, 8, 15, 22 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Dawn Designs at 3335 Apt 2 Richland Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Erika Dawn Fischerâ&#x20AC;&#x2018;Corners (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Erika Fischerâ&#x20AC;&#x2018;Corners This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on April 16, 2014. This 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: 2014â&#x20AC;&#x2018;0001133. Published: May 1, 8, 15, 22 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Avalon Comics And Games at 10â&#x20AC;&#x2018;C Calle Laureles Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Michael MacDonald 321 Vista De La Cumbre Santa Barbara, CA 93105 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on 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: 2014â&#x20AC;&#x2018;0001031. Published: May 1, 8, 15, 22 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Kallpa Wellness at 1107 Castillo Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Maria Teresa Montero Terry (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Maria Teresa Montero Terry This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on April 28, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2014â&#x20AC;&#x2018; 0001252. Published: May 1, 8, 15, 22 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SM Trucking at 4011 Dartmouth Ln Santa Maria, CA 93455; A. Salazar Rangel Trucking Incorporated (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on April 21, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2014â&#x20AC;&#x2018;0001178. Published: May 1, 8, 15, 22 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Three Treasures Acupuncture & Wellness Center at 22 North Milpas Street, Suite D Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Monica Gonzalezâ&#x20AC;&#x2018;Miller (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Monica Gonzalezâ&#x20AC;&#x2018;Miller This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on April 22, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2014â&#x20AC;&#x2018;0001193. Published: May 1, 8, 15, 22 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Interim Healthcare of Santa Barbara at 4141 State Street #Eâ&#x20AC;&#x2018;5 Santa Barbara, CA 93110; At Home Health Care of Santa Barbara, Inc 1524 De La Vina #A Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: At Home Health Care of Santa Barbara, Yanni Titus, Secretary This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on April 21, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Gabriel Cabello. FBN Number: 2014â&#x20AC;&#x2018; 0001181. Published: May 1, 8, 15, 22 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Beach Ball, Beach Ball Party, Beach Ball Events, Beach Ball Santa Barbara Co., Beach Ball Flowers, Beach Bawl at 1402 W. Valerio Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Anne E. Fortuna (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Jack R. Fortuna This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on April 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: 2014â&#x20AC;&#x2018;0001058. Published: May 1, 8, 15, 22 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Allen Care And Repair, Allen Prefab, Allen Construction, Allen Energy at 201 N Milpas St Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Dennis Allen Association (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on April 28, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2014â&#x20AC;&#x2018;0001261. Published: May 8, 15, 22, 29 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Trattoria Grappolo, LLC at 3687 Sagunto Street, Suite C Santa Ynez, CA 93460; Trattoria Grappolo, LLC Po Box 308 Santa Ynez, CA 93460 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Leonardo Curti, Managing Member This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on April 21, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2014â&#x20AC;&#x2018;0001180. Published: May 8, 15, 22, 29 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Canal Street Properties at 1526 Knoll Circle Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Anne H Rojas (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Anne H. Rojas This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 28, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2014â&#x20AC;&#x2018;0001248. Published: May 15, 22, 29. Jun 5 2014.

NAME FICTITIOUS BUSINESS STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Jadenow Gallery, Jadenow Productions at 14 Parker Way Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Jadenow, LLC 718 Union Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Susan M Toney This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 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 Adela Bustos. FBN Number: 2014â&#x20AC;&#x2018; 0001306. Published: May 15, 22, 29. Jun 5 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Butcherblock Wines at 35 Industrial Way Buellton, CA 93427; BWSC, LLC 2101 Rosecrans Ave Ste 4270 El Segundo, CA 90245 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Alexander Oxman This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 29, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2014â&#x20AC;&#x2018;0001267. Published: May 15, 22, 29. Jun 5 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Harlequin Design Group at 5419 Paseo Orlando Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Oscar F Frausto (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Oscar Frausto This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mat 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: 2014â&#x20AC;&#x2018;0001346. Published: May 15, 22, 29. Jun 5 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Casa Marianna, Rancheria Village Apartments, Marianna Ranch, Marianna Ranch Apartments at 3005 State St # B Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Mariana Ranch, LP (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: R.B. Pershadisingh, President This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 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 Noe Solis. FBN Number: 2014â&#x20AC;&#x2018;0001314. Published: May 15, 22, 29. Jun 5 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Dimitar Tennis Academy, Oceanside School of Tennis at 633 East Cabrillo Blvd Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Dimitar Yazadzhiev 234 Avenida Del Recreo Ojai, CA 93023 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Dimitar Yazadzhiev This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on April 28, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Adela Bustos. FBN Number: 2014â&#x20AC;&#x2018;0001257. Published: May 15, 22, 29. Jun 5 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Santa Barbara Green Clean, Santa Barbara Green Cleaning, Santa Barbara Green Cleaning Company at 145 Walnut Lane Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Tami Hillâ&#x20AC;&#x2018;Figueroa (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Tami Hillâ&#x20AC;&#x2018;Figueroa This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 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 Gabriel Cabello. FBN Number: 2014â&#x20AC;&#x2018; 0001342. Published: May 15, 22, 29. Jun 5 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Dodds And Boshae at 1725 Chapala Street #A Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Anna Cardenas (same address) Stacey Rydell 3354 Willow Street Santa Ynez, CA 93460 This business is conducted by a General Partnership Signed: Anna J Cardenas 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 Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2014â&#x20AC;&#x2018;0001122. Published: May 15, 22, 29. Jun 5 2014.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Baby Sign Sessions at 3776 San Remo Drive Apt 18 Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Ajani Symmonds (same address) Laura Symmonds (same address) This business is conducted by a Married Couple Signed: Ajani Symmonds This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 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 Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2014‑ 0001376. Published: May 15, 22, 29. Jun 5 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Arte Al Sole, Elaia Travel, Italiakids. com at 808 Cheltenham Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Via Papera LLC (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Jerry Zacarias This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 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 Tara Jayasinghe. FBN Number: 2014‑ 0001333. Published: May 15, 22, 29. Jun 5 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SB Wine Day Tours & More at 437 Alisal Road Solvang, CA 93463; Silk Road Transportation, LLC (same address) This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Umut Ozkan‑President This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 12, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Gabriel Cabello. FBN Number: 2014‑0001405. Published: May 15, 22, 29. Jun 5 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Collective Rhythms at 705 Calle De Los Amigos, Apt A Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Jerry Zacarias (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Jerry Zacarias This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 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: 2014‑0001354. Published: May 15, 22, 29. Jun 5 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Warriors Basketball at 237 Salida Del Sol Santa Barbara, CA 93109; William Pace (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: William Pace This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 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 Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2014‑0001402. Published: May 15, 22, 29. Jun 5 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Wander Wines at 84 Industrial Unit C Buellton, CA 93427; Douglas David Green 1008 W. Louisiana Midland, TX 79701; Ryan Ellis Roark 2468 Grand Ave Los Olivos, CA 93441 This business is conducted by a General Partnership Signed: Ryan Roark This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 01, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Tara Jayasinghe. FBN Number: 2014‑ 0000917. Published: May 15, 22, 29. Jun 5 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Imagine...­Weddings & Special Events, LLC at 315 Megis Road #A337 Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Imagine...Weddings & Special Events, LLC 1050 Vista Del Pueblo #16 Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Rebecca S. Gigandet This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 25, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2014‑0001231. Published: May 15, 22, 29. Jun 5 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Container Bargains at 525 E. Micheltorena St. Ste 300 Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Cubes Inc/Preston Maloney 320 Asegra Rd Summerland, CA 93037 This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Preston Maloney This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 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 Noe Solis. FBN Number: 2014‑0001362. Published: May 15, 22, 29. Jun 5 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Apricity Creative at 5310 Orchard Park Lane Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Melanie Selover (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 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 Noe Solis. FBN Number: 2014‑0001348. Published: May 15, 22, 29. Jun 5 2014.


FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Santa Barbara Guitar Company, Woltz Woodworking at 233 S Fairview Goleta, CA 93117; Roy Woltz 15 N San Marcos Road #A Santa Barbara, CA 93111 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Roy Woltz This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 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: 2014‑0001414. Published: May 22, 29. Jun 5, 12 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Farmer Boy Restaurant at 3427 State St Santa Barbara, CA 93109; We Not Me, LLC 114 E Haley Suite O Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: John Bennett‑President This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 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 Noe Solis. FBN Number: 2014‑0001343. Published: May 22, 29. Jun 5, 12 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Edible Art, Santa Barbara Bundts at 1426 Euclid Avenue Apt A Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Siobhan Melissa Major (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Siobhan Major This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 13, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Adela Bustos. FBN Number: 2014‑ 0001417. Published: May 22, 29. Jun 5, 12 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Santa Barbara Artery at 136 W. Adult Services / Gutierrez St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Monika Molnar‑Metzenthin (same address) Services Needed This business is conducted by a Individual Curious About Men? Talk Discreetly Signed: Monika Molnar‑Metzenthin This statement was filed with the County Clerk with men like you! Try FREE! Call 1‑888‑779‑2789 www.­ of Santa Barbara County on May 13, 2014. This statement expires five years from the (AAN CAN) date it was filed in the Office of the County Feel the Vibe! Hot Black Chat. Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk Urban women and men ready to MAKE (SEAL) by Noe Solis. FBN Number: 2014‑ THE CONNECTION 0001434. Published: May 22, 29. Jun 5, Call singles in your area! Try FREE! Call 12 2014.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Ocean Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery of Santa Barbara at 2425 Bath Street Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Robert S Kiken 1869 East Valley Road Montecito, CA 93108 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Ann Becker This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 06, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2014‑0001336. Published: May 22, 29. Jun 5, 12 2014.


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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Digital Links at 250 Alameda Padre Serra Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Keep Enterprises 250 Alameda Padre Serra Santa Barbara, CA 93103 This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Daniel Keep This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on April 30, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Adela Bustos. FBN Number: 2014‑0001281. Published: May 22, 29. Jun 5, 12 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Taco Bell #27772 at 821 North Milpas Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Engen Enterprises, Inc 31192 Labaya Drive, Unit B Westlake Village, CA 91362 This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 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 Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2014‑0001381. Published: May 22, 29. Jun 5, 12 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Taco Bell #27774 at 191 E Highway 246 Buellton, CA 93427; Engen Enterprises, Inc 31192 Labaya Drive, Unit B Westlake Village, CA 91362 This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 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 Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2014‑0001383. Published: May 22, 29. Jun 5, 12 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: The Alamo Motel at 425 Bell Street Los Alamos, CA 93440; Shelter Social Club, LLC 63 Skyline Circle Santa Barbara, CA 93109 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Kenny Osehan This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 19, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2014‑0001469. Published: May 22, 29. Jun 5, 12 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: California Coffee Growers, Good Land Organics, Condor Ridge Ranch, Diversitree Nursery at 1362 Farren Road Goleta, 93117; John Anthony Ruskey III (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: John Ruskey This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 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 Noe Solis. FBN Number: 2014‑0001453. Published: May 22, 29. Jun 5, 12 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Ths Company Santa Barbara at 725 Olive Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Ilene Davis (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Ilene Davis This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 19, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Gabriel Cabello. FBN Number: 2014‑0001463. Published: May 22, 29. Jun 5, 12 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Shoreline Summit Adventures at 3905 State Street Suite 7173 Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Charles M. Bloom (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Charles M. Bloom This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 16, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Noe Solis. FBN Number: 2014‑ 0001459. Published: May 22, 29. Jun 5, 12 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Poly West, Polywest Converting at 363 Guadalupe Street Torrance, CA 93434; Bonacor Inc 4732 Pacific Coast Highway Torrance, CA 90505 This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Michael S. Bonasoro This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 14, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2014‑0001438. Published: May 22, 29. Jun 5, 12 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Abatex at 126 E Haley St, Ste A18 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; PBM San Bernadino, Inc 1294 Bel Air Santa Barbara, CA 93105 This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Peter A. Miko This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 06, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2014‑ 0001331. Published: May 22, 29. Jun 5, 12 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Taco Bell #27773 at 5980 Hollister Avenue Goleta, CA 93117; Engen Enterprises, Inc 31192 Labaya Drive, Unit B Westlake Village, CA 91362 This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 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 Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2014‑0001382. Published: May 22, 29. Jun 5, 12 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Taco Bell #27776 at 140 N Fairview Avenue Goleta, CA 93117; Engen Enterprises, Inc 31192 Labaya Drive, Unit B Westlake Village, CA 91362 This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 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 Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2014‑0001385. Published: May 22, 29. Jun 5, 12 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Taco Bell #27775 at 1548 North H Street Lompoc, CA 93436; Engen Enterprises, Inc 31192 Labaya Drive, Unit B Westlake Village, CA 91362 This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 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 Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2014‑0001384. Published: May 22, 29. Jun 5, 12 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Cil Apartments, Sheri Apartments, Eucalyputs Hill Apartments, Sierra Apartments, North Star Management, Villa Lucero Apartments at 807 East Alamar Ave. Santa Barbara, CA 93105; James B. North (same address) Laurine B. North (same address) This business is conducted by a Limited Partnership Signed: Gloria Gomez This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 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 Noe Solis. FBN Number: 2014‑0001466. Published: May 22, 29. Jun 5, 12 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Stoneyard Building Materials at 201 N Milpas Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Stoneyard Building Materials, Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Kerry Harrington, Treasurer This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on April 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 Noe Solis. FBN Number: 2014‑0001146. Published: May 8, 15, 22, 29 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Me & Lou’s Barbecue And Catering at 2695 Refugio Rd Santa Ynez, CA 93460; Brian S. Nosser (same address) Cindy L. Nosser (same address) This business is conducted by a General Partnership Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on April 22, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2014‑0001185. Published: May 8, 15, 22, 29 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Coram/CVS/Specialty Infusion Services at 5571 Ekwill Street, Suite A‑ B Goleta, CA 93111‑2346; Coram Healthcare Corporation of Southern California 555 17th Street, Suite 1500 Denver, CO 80202 This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on April 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 Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2014‑ 0001154. Published: May 8, 15, 22, 29 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Evolving Concepts Performance Psychology Consulting at 415 W. Padre St Apt #N17 Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Michael Thomas Wilson (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Michael Wilson This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on April 29, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2014‑ 0001270. Published: May 8, 15, 22, 29 2014.


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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: JN Firewood at 3820 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Ola, Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: D. Stephen Sorensen, CEO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on April 16, 2014. This 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‑ 0001142. Published: May 8, 15, 22, 29 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Ruth’s Wish at 315 Meigs Road, Suite A158 Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Ruth Wishengrad (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Ruth Wishengrad This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on April 29, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Adela Bustos. FBN Number: 2014‑0001268. Published: May 8, 15, 22, 29 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Silvia’s Cleaning, Sylvia’s Cleaning, Silvia’s Cleaning Company, Sylvia’s Cleaning Company, Silvia’s Cleaning Service, Sylvia’s Cleaning Service at 320 S. Kellogg Ave, Suite E Goleta, CA 93117; Silvia’s Cleaning Company, Inc (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Carlos Narbais This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on April 29, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2014‑0001271. Published: May 8, 15, 22, 29 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Legal By You at 315 Meigs Road, Suite A130 Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Court Connection, LLC (same address) This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Colleen Dennis This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on April 28, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2014‑ 0001254. Published: May 8, 15, 22, 29 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Honeys at 209 West Canon Perdido Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Ilovehoneys Inc (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Christine Starr Herrera This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on April 29, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2014‑ 0001275. Published: May 8, 15, 22, 29 2014.

Name Change IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF RICARDO CARMAN DOMINGUEZ ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 1439717 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: RICARDO CARMAN DOMINGUEZ TO: RICARDO DOMINGUEZ CARMAN 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 Jun 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 Apr 2, 2014 by Thomas P. Anderle, Judge of the Superior Court. Published May 8, 15, 22, 29 2014. IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF SINA FABIENNE MUELLER‑LANKOW ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 1466650 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: SINA FABIENNE MUELLER‑ LANKOW TO: ZOE JADE JOHNSON 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 April 17, 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 June 25, 2014 by James E. Herman, Judge of the Superior Court. Published May 22, 29. Jun 5, 12 2014. IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF ASHLEE MAYFIELD and LES MAYFIELD ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 1466861 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: HUDSON MAYFIELD TO: HUDSON WHITTAKER MAYFIELD 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 July 09, 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 Apr 2, 2014 by James E. Herman, Judge of the Superior Court. Published May 8, 15, 22, 29 2014.

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Summons SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): YAEL KINO, CASSIDY FARRAR, PARISA NIKZAD, DANICA SHAW, STEPHANIE SCHEMBRI; DOES 1 to 10, Inclusive YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: (LO ESTA DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): ST. GEORGE & ASSCIATES NOTICE! You have been sued.The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this Summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff a letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case.There may be a court form that you can use your for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self‑Help Center(www. courtinfo.­, If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.­ lawhelpcalifornia. org), the California Courts Online Self‑Help Center (www.­, or by contacting your local court or county bar association. Tiene 30 DIAS DE CALENDARIO despues de que le entreguen esta citacion y papeles legales papa presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefonica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y mas information en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www. gov/selfhelp/espanol/), en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede mas cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario de la corte que le de un formulario de exencion de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podra quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin mas advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente.

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Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remision a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (, en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (­gov/selfhelp/espanol/) o poniendose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. CASE NO:1440467 The name and address of the court is: (El nombre y direccion de la corte es) Santa Barbara Superior Court 1100 Anacapa St. Santa Barbara, CA 93121‑ 1107 The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: James B. Cole, Esq., SBN: 156131 Slaughter & Regan, LLP 625 E. Santa Clara Street, Suite 101 Ventura, CA 93001; (805) 658‑7800 (El nombre, la direccion y el numero de telefono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es): DATE: March 18 2014. Darrel E. Parker, Executive Officer, By Jessica Vega, Deputy (Delegado) Published May 15, 22, 29. Jun 5 2014. SUMMONS ‑ (Family Law) NOTICE TO REPONDENT: BEHROUZ ASHTARI AVISO AL DEMANDANDO: Petitioner’s name is: MITRA ARIA Nombre del demandante: CASE NUMBER:(Numero del caso) 1440483 You have 30 calendar days after this Summons and Petition are served on you to file a Response (form FL‑120 or FL‑123) at the court and have a copy served on the petitioner. A letter, phone call will not protect you. If you do not file your Response on time, the court may make orders affecting your marriage or domestic partnership, your property, and custody of your children. You may be ordered to pay support and attorney fees and costs. For legal advice, contact a lawyer immediately. Get help finding a lawyer at the California Courts Online Self‑ Help Center (­gov/selfhelp), at the California Legal Services website (www., or by contacting your local county bar association. NOTICE‑RESTRAINING ORDERS ARE ON PAGE 2: are effective against both spouses or domestic partners until the petition is dismissed, a judgment is entered, or the court makes further orders. These orders are emforceable anywhere in California by any law enforcement officer who has received or seen a copy of them. FEE WAIVER: If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the clerk for a fee waiver form. The court may order you to pay back all or part of the fees and costs that the court waived for you or the other party. Tiene 30 dias calendario despues de haber recibido la entrega legal de esta Citacion y Peticion para presentar una Respuesta (formulario FL‑120 o FL‑123) ante la corte y efectuar la entrega legal de una copia al demandante. Una carta o llamada telefonica o una audiencia de la corte no basta para protegerto. Si no presenta su Respuesta a tiempo, la corte puede dar ordenes que afecten su matrimonio o pareja de hecho, sus bienes y la custodia de sus hijos. La corte tambien le puede ordenar que pague manutencion, y honorarios y costos legales. Para asesoramiento legal, pongase en contacto de inmediato con un abogado. Puede obtener informacion para encountrar un abogado en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (, en el sitio web de los Servicios Legales de California ( o poniendose en contacto con el colegio de abogados de su condado. AVISO‑LAS ORDENES DE RESTRICCION SE ENCUENTRAN EN LA PAGINA 2: valen para ambos conyuges o pareja de hecho hasta que se despida la peticion, se emita un fallo o la corte de otras ordenes. Cualquier autoridad de la ley que haya recibido o visto una copia de estas ordenes puede hacerlas acerlas acater en cualquier lugar de California. EXENCION DE CUOTAS: Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario un formulario de exencion de cuotas. La corte puede ordenar que usted pague, ya sea en parte o por completo, las cuotas y costos de la corte previamente exentos a peticion de usted o de la otra parte. 1.The name and address of the court are (El nombre y direccion de la corte son): SANTA BARBARA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT 1100 Anacapa Street P.O. Box 21107 Santa Barbara, CA 93121‑1107. 2. The name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner’s attorney, or the petitioner without an attorney, are: (El nombre, direcion y numero de telefono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante si no tiene abogado, son): Dated Mar 18, 2014. MITRA ARIA 222 W. Constance Avenue #5 Santa Barbara, CA 805‑563‑4803. Darrel E. Parker, Execcutive Officer; Clerk, by (Secretario, por) Robyn Rodriguez, Deputy (Asistente) Published May 15, 22, 29. June 5 2014



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NEUROSCIENCE RESEARCH INSTITUTE (NRI) Responsible for the financial functions pertaining to post‑award administration of NRI extramural awards, departmental funds, and gift accounts and procurement activity. Including but not limited to reconciliation of general ledgers, maintaining accuracy of information recorded in the accounting system; research, analyze and reconcile financial data; and purchasing audits. Reqs: Proficient in MS Office, Internet, email and database applications. Must have demonstrated skills and ability to work as part of a team independently and with accuracy. Prior experience in finance or accounting or related fields. Ability to analyze financial data and apply policies as needed. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Strong organizational skills. Excellent customer service skills. Note: Fingerprinting required. $18.91 ‑ $23.64/hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. For primary consideration apply by 5/27/14, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb. edu Job #20140205

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a clean and safe environment. Operates vacuum cleaners, buffers, shampoo machines, wet/dry vacuums, waxers, floor scrubbing machines for stripping, washing, buffing and/or other related cleaning operations. Maintains security for one or more assigned areas; may load/unload large trash receptacles. May assist with training student personnel. Works individually and as part of a team in cleaning and/or maintaining work areas. Reqs: Must have custodial experience. Demonstrated experience working in a heavily populated retail environment. Ability to interact with a diverse, multicultural population. Ability to adjust to changes and/or situations as they arise. Notes: Fingerprinting required. This is a limited appointment working up to 1,000 hours. Work schedule: Friday‑ Tues; 5:00am‑2:00pm. Frequent moderate lifting of 20‑ 50 lbs. Must be able to occasionally lift 50 lbs. $17.03/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 5/28/14, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb. edu Job #20140207



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Holistic Health




Learn To Dance!


Survival Ballroom Classes for May, now forming. Jonathan Bixby 698‑0832

phone 965-5205 Gentle therapy‑ 24 yrs exp, Liver/ Candida Detox, Body Ecology Diet. Prof Office. 886‑3542

Healing Touch

For counseling and support groups for women, men and teens, call SB Rape Crisis Center at (805) 564‑3696

23 yrs exp. massage, cranial sacral and aroma therapy. Cheryl 681‑9865

Natural Health‑care

Herbal colon cleanse, liver detox, kidney bladder/flush, natural heavy metal detox, weight loss, lower blood pressure, reduce pain. Naturopath, Nutritionist, Herbalist, Khabir Southwick, 805‑308‑3480,

Tantra/ Massage


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Massage (LICENSED)


Experience Massage Artistry‑unwind, discover peace & renewal. Sports/ Swedish/Deep Tissue/Shiatsu/ Lymph In/ Out Spray Tan Gift certs. Celia Schmidt LMT 962‑1807

805‑904‑5051* www.askaphrodite.­com

Now Open

Amazing Massage

Enjoy the best massage in town. 12yrs experience. Organic oil and hot stones ease your pains and stress away. Energetic clearing and healing available also, call for pricing ‑ Scott. 805‑455‑4791


Expert in Deep Tissue, 20 yrs exp. Work w/chronic pain, stress & injuries. 1st time Client $50/hr. Gift Cert available, Outcall. Laurie Proia, LMT 886‑8792 FOOT REFLEXOLOGY For the unsung heroes of your body. $40/ hour or 5 for $175 prepaid. Gift Certs avail. Call Janette @ 805‑966‑5104

(805) 322-8850

500 N Milpas St. Santa Barbara, CA 93103 (corner of Haley)

7 days 9am-10pm

$10 off first visit on a 1hr massage!


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Garage & Estate Sales

Lost & Found

Misc. For Sale

ESTATE SALE ‑ Saturday, June 7. 8‑12:­ 30. ONE DAY ONLY! Furniture, clothing, antiques, tools, misc. items. 121 Calle Granada, corner of Calle Rosales, 93105

FOUND: CONURE/SMALL PARROT. May 9, Westside. Bird now at Sancturay (This is NOT the lost Lovebird). Contact me @ 569‑1714 (Bird will only be given to owner(s).)

SAWMILLS from only $4397.00‑ MAKE & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill‑ Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info/DVD: 1‑800‑ 578‑1363 Ext.300N (Cal‑SCAN)

MULTI‑FAMILY Exceptional value sale. 5/24 8‑12. Life collectibles & every day items. QUALITY. 5077 Ella Ln. 93111


Cold Noses Warm Hearts

nonprofit dog rescue is looking for weekend fosters! If you love dogs, but don't have time for a commitment, this is for you! We will provide everything and the dog and you can provide the one-on-one time that rescues need to transition from shelter life! Please contact 964-2446 or email

Rainbow Bridge Ranch

PALM GROWERS • Carpinteria



May 22, 2014

7 yrs exp, deep tissue, trigger point, swedish, sports, DT location etc 805‑ 636‑8929.


1, 1.5, 2 & 3Hr appts, M‑F. Intro/sliding rates. Shiatzu, Deeptissue, Swedish, Sports, Integrative bodywork. Ken Yamamoto, 30+yrs exp.: 682‑3456

34 “Top Chef” network 35 Focus of traffic reports? 36 Holy food? 41 Round toaster brand 42 Tension reliever 43 “I Shot Andy Warhol” star Taylor 44 “Battleship Potemkin” locale 49 Big name in farm equipment 51 Funeral lament 52 Rival of Rafael and Novak 53 January in Juarez 54 Use your jaw 55 Dash and splash 56 Horatio who played Aaron Neville on “SNL” 57 Kissing in public, e.g. 58 Lummox 59 “Nicely done!” ©2014 Jonesin’ Crosswords ( For answers to this puzzle, call: 1-900-226-2800, 99 cents per minute. Must be 18+. Or to bill to your credit card, call: 1-800-655-6548. Reference puzzle #0667

Over 20 varieties of Coastal Climatized Grown Palm Trees, Tropicals & Bananas. Plant Locating • Wholesale to the Public

805 684 7976 • WE DELIVER

Meet Chili

Chili is a fun-loving boy that wants a fun-loving family! He is young, neutered, up to date on shots and microchipped.

Meet Tosh

Tosh is a sweet girl that loves to go places. She is spayed, up to date on shots, microchipped, and just had a major dental done.

Cold Noses Warm Hearts (805) 964-2446 • (805) 895-1728 • 5758 Hollister Avenue, Goleta, CA 93117

These dogs would be ever so thankful if you could give them their forever home

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60 Change of address, to a realtor 61 Barracks barker, briefly 1 Casino features 62 Neighbor of Hank Hill 5 Pacific Coast salmon 9 King novel about a rabid dog 63 Risk territory 64 Wrath 13 Feeling regret 15 Group whose O doesn’t stand 65 Several 66 Good, to Giuseppe for “oil” 67 Word appearing before or 16 Quite a distance away after each word in the long 17 Commend highly theme entries 18 Inbox item 19 Expensive Japanese beef 20 Amount of time before you 1 Moda Center, e.g. stop reading inflammatory 2 Garb for groomsmen Web comments? 3 Catchers wear them 23 Laughingstock 4 ___-nosed kid 24 Glitch 5 1978 debut solo album by 25 Cincinnati-to-Detroit dir. Rick James 26 $ fractions, for short 6 Abbr. on a phone dial 29 Did hayfield work 7 Castle Grayskull hero 31 Wonder-ful count? 33 Force that I’m certain will pull 8 “Nothing Compares 2 U” singer you back to Earth? 37 “Let the Rabbit Eat ___” (mail- 9 Blue Velvet, for one 10 Roswell crasher in 1976 cereal contest) 38 Hosp. area for critical cases 11 MMA move 39 Reese’s “Legally Blonde” role 12 Mined set? 14 Comprehensive 40 Food label units that don’t 21 “To Sir With Love” singer mind waiting around? 22 John of the WWE 45 Get retribution for 26 Cook-off food 46 Sour, as a stomach 27 “Her,” “She” or “It” 47 Icelandic band Sigur ___ 28 Eye nuisances 48 7, for 14 and 35: abbr. 29 Confine 50 Microbrewery product 30 Record label named for an 51 Dr. with six Grammys Asian capital 54 Burp after drinking too many 32 Each’s partner colas? 33 Face-valued, as stocks 57 Beloved honey lover

16yrs exp.Ki Soaring‑Eagle Free Extra In/ 698‑5861

Prayer Christ The King Healing Hotline EPISCOPAL CHURCH 284-4042

“It’s Really Nothing” – and nothing can stop you!


Heavenly Nurturing

FOUND: CONURE/SMALL PARROT. May 9, Westside. Bird now at Sancturay (This is NOT the lost Lovebird). Contact me @ 569‑1714 (Bird will only be given to owner(s).) Keep your pet Happy, Healthy, and Protected. Call 800‑675‑7476 Now and get a free Pet Insurance Quote for your Dog or Cat. Choose Up to 90% Reimbursement. Get Special Multiple Pet Discounts. (Cal‑SCAN)


View our adoptable dogs at www.k‑ ‑ visit SB Co. Animal Shelter, 5473 Overpass: M‑F 9‑4:30 S 10‑3:30.


Enjoy Piano, Voice or Harp Lessons. Exciting new approach to a full musical experience. Read, memorize, compose or improvise any music w/ ease. Vocal audition prep. $52/hr. 1st lesson 50% off!! Christine Holvick, BM, MM, 30 yrs exp Call 969‑6698

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FOR ALL EVENTS. Weddings, Concerts, Parties, Churches, Recording Studios. Classical, pop, folk, jazz...Christine Holvick, BM, MM 969‑6698 MIND COCOON Looking to jam or join a band? Mind Cocoon is looking for musicians to rock out with this guitar & ukulele duo.­ Contact us if interested. Ryne & Gabby


Treasure Hunt ($100 or LESS)

Car Care/Repair

“NEW” DELUXE DODGER CAP (one size fist all) Orig. $40, now $25. Call Fred 957‑4636.

AIS MOBILE AUTO REPAIR‑ 20 yrs. exp. I’ll fix it anywhere! Pre‑Buy Inspections & Restorations. 12% OFF! 805‑448‑4450

BRAND NEW Transistor Radio. New $18. Sell for $10. Call 805‑957‑4636. Erectile dysfunction kit. Brend new. New Technology. $300 New, sacrafice for $50. Call 805‑967‑4636 PLAYING CARDS ‑ Original Elvis Presley set from New Orleans. Orig. $30, sell for $10. 957‑4636 Pocket Etch‑A‑SKETCH. $10. Call Fred, 805‑957‑4636 RAM Authentic T‑Shirts. Reg $25. $10 each. Call 805‑957‑4636. USED FISH TANK. Normally $100, selling for $10. Call Fred 957‑4636

Domestic Cars CASH FOR CARS: Any Car/Truck. Running or Not! Top Dollar Paid. We Come To You! Call For Instant Offer: 1‑ 888‑420‑3808 (AAN CAN)

Foreign Cars DONATE YOUR CAR, TRUCK OR BOAT TO HERITAGE FOR THE BLIND. Free 3 Day Vacation, Tax Deductible, Free Towing, All Paperwork Taken Care Of. 800‑731‑5042. (Cal‑SCAN)


Meet Mochi

Mochi is a very sweet but typical Lhasa Apso. He would love a home that is low-key but will take him on car rides and outings. He is neutered, up to date on shots, and microchipped.

Meet Dean-O

Dean-o is a very rambunctious terrier. He is young and loves to play! He is neutered, up to date on shots, and microchipped.

Cold Noses Warm Hearts (805) 964-2446 • (805) 895-1728 • 5758 Hollister Avenue, Goleta, CA 93117

These dogs would be ever so thankful if you could give them their forever home


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843 Calle Cortita Santa Barbara

Discover a hidden Spanish-Moorish Oasis tucked away on a lush wooded setting in Santa Barbara’s Alta Mesa neighborhood. Behind an unassuming facade, awaits a private little Alcazar – a small Spanish castle, in need of some finishing. Some amenities include a large steam room, spa and plunge pool, terraced patios with outdoor kitchen, wood fired brick pizza oven, outdoor fireplace, hydronic radiant heated floors, solid wrought iron railings, fountain alcove, and more. A must see!

Price: $890,000 KEVIN GOODWIN 805-448-2200

2000 State Street,Santa Barbara CA Bureau of Real Estate, Lic #01376204

Real Estate San Roque



1220 Northridge 4BD/4BA, Sun 2:­ 30‑5, $1,895,000, Karen Spechler 805.563.7265. Coldwell Banker

2567 Banner Avenue, Summerland, 4BD/3BTH, Open Saturday 1‑4 and

Goleta 340 Old Mill #213 2BD/2BA, Sunday 3‑5, $387,800, Jean Sedar 805.563.7260. Coldwell Banker 452 Linfield Place, #K, Goleta, 1BD/1BTH, Open Saturday 1‑4, Goodwin & Thyne Properties, Stu Morse, 805‑705‑0161 652 Ardmore Drive 3BD/2BA, Sat/Sun 2‑5, $659,700, Stan Tabler 805.563.7261. Coldwell Banker

Hope Ranch 4030 Mariposa Drive 4+ GH, Sun 2‑ 4, $3,698,000. Morel 252‑4752. Coldwell Banker

Montecito 1135 Summit Road 3BD/4.5BA, Sat 1‑ 5, Kim Byrnes 637‑3075. Sun 1‑4, $4,250,000. Vicky Garske 705‑3585. Coldwell Banker

2727 Miradero #113 2BD/2BA, Saturday 2‑5 & Sun 1‑3:30, $589,000, Mark Schneidman 805.452.2428. Coldwell Banker 3407 Los Pinos 5BD/4BA, Sunday 2‑5, $1,629,000, Michael Woodard 805.452.5078. Coldwell Banker

Santa Barbara 24 Calle Crespis 1BD/1.5BA, $715,000, Sat 2‑4, Dave Haws 757‑ 6492. Sun 2‑4, Arielle Assur 906‑0194. Coldwell Banker 26 Calle Crespis 2BD/2.5BA, $895,000, Sat 2‑4, Dave Haws 757‑ 6492. Sun 2‑4, Arielle Assur 906‑0194. Coldwell Banker 2674 Dorking Place, Santa Barbara, 4BD/2BTH, Open Sunday 1‑4, Goodwin & Thyne Properties, William Stonecipher 805‑450‑4821 28 Calle Crespis 2BD/2.5BA, $925,000, Sat 2‑4, Dave Haws 757‑ 6492. Sun 2‑4, Arielle Assur 906‑0194. Coldwell Banker

2480 Bella Vista Drive, Land, Sun 1‑ 3, $6,250,000. Roy A. Prinz 680‑2187. Coldwell Banker

2805 Miradero Dr. #E, Santa Barbara, 1BD/1BTH, Open Sunday 1‑4, Goodwin & Thyne Properties, Stu Morse, 805‑705‑0161

532 San Ysidro Road #B 2BD/3BA, Sun 1‑4, $1,629,000, Jon‑Ryan Schlobohm 450‑3307. Coldwell Banker

30 Santa Ynez Street #2 4BD/2BA, Sun 2‑4, $798,000, C. Scott McCosker 687‑2436. Coldwell Banker

556 Periwinkle Lane 3BD/2BA, Sun 1‑4, $1,695,000, Dave Haws 757‑6492. Coldwell Banker

3415 Campanil Drive 5BD/4BA, Sun 1‑4, $2,495,000, Geoff Rue 679‑3365. Coldwell Banker 887 Cheltenham Road 3BD/4.5BA, Sun 2‑4, $1,595,000, Chris Palme 448‑ 3066. Coldwell Banker

for sale Sunday 12‑3, Goodwin & Thyne Properties, Stu Morse, 805‑705‑0161

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE Ranch/Acreage For Sale 316+/‑ Acre White River Ranch Auction, Calico Rock, AR. Minimum Bid $800,000. Sealed Bids Due by May 27. Atlas RE Firm, #2276. 5%BP. 501‑ 840‑7029. (Cal‑SCAN) NW ARIZONA MOUNTAIN RANCH. $260 MONTH. 36 heavily wooded acres ringed by wilderness mountains and valleys at cool 5,700’. Hilltop cabin sites with beautiful mountain views. Borders 640 acres of scenic State trust land. Maintained road/free well access, near national forest hunting and fishing. $26,900 $2,690 down. Free brochure includes maps, photos & area info. 1st United 602.478.0584 (Cal‑SCAN)

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Apartments & Condos For Rent Spring MOVE‑IN $1050 1BD Corner of Hope & San Remo‑N State St‑ Barbara Apts Quiet NP 687‑0610 Spring Move‑In Specials‑Studios $1050+ & 1BDs $1150+ in beautiful garden setting! Pool, lndry & off‑street parking at Michelle Apartments. 340 Rutherford St. NP. Call Erin 967‑6614 Spring MOVE‑IN Specials. 2BDs $1470+ & 3BD flat or townhouses $2190. Near UCSB, shops, park, beach, theater, golf. Sesame Tree Apts 6930 Whittier Dr. Hector or Ricky 968‑2549 Spring MOVE‑IN SPECIALS:1BD near SBCC & beach @Carla Apts NP. 530 W Cota $1050 Rosa 965‑3200 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

Furn DECORATED 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., WiFi, linens. Must like cats, I have 2. Large patio, pool, hot‑tub. $1050/mo, $1050 dep. 805‑569‑2331 after 10am.

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Clean, quiet, healthy Goleta home has a large room for rent. Good neighborhood, cozy yards and beautiful gardens. Reasonable rent. Safe environment. 805‑685‑0611

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and its owner—will be featured in the paper’s Table of Contents. Deadline: Friday, May 23 @ 5pm

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Rooms For Rent

Secluded 39 Acre Ranch $193 Month! Secluded‑quiet 6,100’ northern AZ ranch. Evergreen trees/meadowland blend. Sweeping ridge top mountain/ valley views. Borders 640 acres of Federal woodlands. Free well access, camping and RV ok. $19,900, $1,990 down, guaranteed financing. Pics, maps, weather, area info. 1st United 800.966.6690 (Cal‑ SCAN)

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OPEN SAT 1-4pm & SUN 12-3pm

National Reach, Local Experts, Outstanding Results

CONGRATULATIONS JOHN THYNE III Honored as the 2014 DISTINGUISHED LEADER by Leadership Santa Barbara County For more information on Leadership Santa Barbara County, go to Applications now being accepted for class beginning September, 2014 Photo Credit: Ali Ahlstrand




3 UNITS! SUMMERLAND Panoramic views. 4BD/3BA house w/ lower level 1BD guest unit w/ separate entrance, laundry & parking. Open interior, custom features & vaulted ceilings. Steps from Summerland village & the beach.

SANTA BARBARA Downtown multi-family 4BD/2BTH house. Classic elegance with formal dining, den and attic. Newer 1/1, 1/1 duplex in back. Many updates, parking, tenants with solid rental history.





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

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





PENDING GOLETA 5BD/4BA home in Crown Collection. Custom upgrades, an inlaw suite, gourmet kitchen & more!

SANTA BARBARA Newly renovat-







SANTA BARBARA New 4,000/sq.ft 3BD/2.5BA, home. Ocean views, energy efficient, patio w/ fireplace & BBQ & more!

SANTA BARBARA Outstanding 2 story duplex in the heart of downtown SB w/ 3 car garage. Peabody School.

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





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

OPEN SUN 1-4pm


NEW PRICE SANTA BARBARA 4BD/2BA home w/ pool. Modern feel w/ Jacuzzi style tub, natural light, open floor plan & more!



GOLETA Storke Ranch 4BD/3BA home w/3 car garage, gourmet kitchen, study/den and much more!



SANTA BARBARA Moorish Oasis on the Mesa. Work to be done but has soaking pools, sauna, stone oven & more!

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

SANTA BARBARA C2 zoned mixed









OPEN SUN 1-4pm

use property on a corner lot. Excellent investment for an owner & business.

OPEN SUN 1-4pm




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

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





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





BRE# 01477382

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

SANTA BARBARA Stunning ground level, 1BD. Remodeled, hardwood flrs, panoramic mtn views. Great location.


7630 HOLLISTER AVE. #120

OPEN SAT 1-4pm

SANTA BARBARA 2BD/1BA Private & secluded townhome near East Beach. Close to conveniences.

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

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

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$359,000 2000 State Street, Santa Barbara 805.899.1100

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Santa Barbara Independent, 05/22/14  

May 22, 2014, Vol. 28, No. 436