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volume 28, number 444, July 17-24, 2014 Barney Brantingham’s On the Beat . . . . 21

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

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Tax Locally, Serve Globally City College Students Cramping Affordable Housing? Further, 2,000 current area high school students hough the view of the ocean from participate in its dual enrollment program each Santa Barbara City College will year. never grow old, administrators say But the issue of out-of-towners who flock its buildings have. To spruce up to SBCC has become increasingly charged and existing structures and swap por- skirts the ever-present problem of affordable table classrooms for permanent ones, the Board housing. Of the 30,687 unduplicated students of Trustees voted last month to place a $288 mil- who enrolled at SBCC last year, 43 percent came lion bond measure on the November ballot. The move comes six years after roughly 70 percent of voters approved Measure V — a $77 million measure — to renovate a host of buildings and reconstruct the bridge connecting the west and east campuses. But more work needs to be done, college officials say, and the latest bond offering geared up two weeks ago when campaign mailers landed throughout the district. If passed, Measure S would require homeowners to pay $16.65 per every PACKED LIKE SARDINES: Talk of the SBCC bond measure $100,000 of their homes’ assessed placed on the November ballot has spawned scrutiny value. That translates to approximately around the masses who come to town and compete for $160 annually for a $947,948 home, the rental housing. median cost for a single-family home on the South Coast, according to the UCSB Eco- from out of the district, including out of the nomic Forecast Project. In addition to replacing state (4 percent) or overseas (6 percent). The 19 portables — per instructions from the Cali- majority are Californians. The college caps its fornia Coastal Commission — other proposed international population at 8 percent, although projects include replacing or modernizing the that’s 3 percent higher from several years ago. campus center, sports pavilion, aquatics facility, State law mandates that all of California’s 112 and buildings at two satellite campuses. Cost community colleges admit all in-state residents. estimates for each range from $10 million-$45 But bonds to modernize and upgrade facilities million, according to a recent board agenda that are paid by property owners in the areas nearby. outlines the possible projects. The college is still Among community college districts, 79 percent “wringing blood from a turnip with Measure have run bonds, and the medium bond measure V,” said SBCC President Lori Gaskin, and V’s is $240 million, said Gaskin. “The community last project is construction of a West Campus college structure across California is not just Classroom and Office Building, which replaces for one community,” Trustee Marianne Kugler explained. “It is to raise the level of education 32 portable classrooms. The community college has a number of across the state.” According to SBCC spokesaccomplishments it can boast. Last year, it was person Joan Galvan, the breakdown of out-ofnamed number one in the nation, and about district students five years ago is not readily 1,000 of its students transferred to a UC or a available. Cal State university. Another 2,600 students But critics argue it’s unlikely that high school transferred to a private or out-of-state four-year students flock to other community colleges at university. And a portion of area kids reap the the same rate that they do to SBCC. “If the state benefits. Of the four nearest high schools, 43 wants to kick in money, fine,” said Ernie Salopercent of graduates enrolled at SBCC in 2013. mon, who hosts a public-access-channel show. 10


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“But I’m not going to [voluntarily] pay for these bonds.” At the crux of the issue is the available lowincome housing. The rental housing market is below a one percent vacancy rate, which has tightened considerably in the past five years, said Robert Pearson, Housing Authority executive director. “That’s the lowest I recall it in my history,” said Pearson, who has worked for the city agency for 33 years. In 2010, the vacancy rate was 3 percent, according to the UCSB Economic Forecast Project. The drop can be in part attributed to City College students looking for cheap housing, Pearson said. Historically, community college officials have stated it is not their mission to provide housing for students. That has changed somewhat, and now 11 community colleges offer some housing to students. In Santa Barbara, the issues of housing and transportation — the area surrounding SBCC is known for high congestion — have come up several times in the past several decades, but solutions failed to materialize. City policies encourage City College to address affordable student housing, but the move must come from the college. But nothing is on the table right now, Gaskin said, although it would be her dream to create a “community of scholars” who live in pods across the community. A plethora of available — not affordable — housing is in Isla Vista, and that’s a draw for students, she added. Last year, 378,618 passengers rode the two city bus lines that travel between SBCC and Isla Vista. In 2009, that ridership was 101,756 fewer. “I don’t necessarily want that to be the place our students gravitate for a host of reasons,” said Gaskin. Whether support exists for the bond measure will be seen in November, though two phone surveys conducted by an independent firm indicated relatively high approval ratings. And last month, the Santa Barbara County Taxpayers Association endorsed it, citing the importance of education.“If we want the best City College in the United States, we have to pay for it,” said Joe Armendariz, its executive director.“And we have to accept that other people [want to come].” ■


Galen Avery, an original member of the hardcharging Montecito party crew of the early 1980s known as the “Cito Rats,” died last week at Cottage Hospital after sustaining injuries while in custody at the County Jail. A confirmed alcoholic, Avery had worked the past 15 years at the bait shop by the city’s waterfront where he was both well-known and well liked. Galen was homeless because of his drinking and had had multiple run-ins with law enforcement over public inebriation. It remains uncertain what happened to Avery while in jail; one account suggests he may have had a seizure, fell from his bunk, and split his skull. Sheriff’s officials have yet to provide any account.

Police are investigating two stabbings on 7/10 that left two gang members with multiple injuries. According to police spokesperson Sgt. Riley Harwood, officers contacted a 31-year-old man with multiple stab wounds at Cottage Hospital that night. About an hour later, officers responded to the 500 block of East Ortega Street after a 26-year-old man approached a woman saying he’d been stabbed and needed help. He was also taken to Cottage. It’s unclear if the incidents are related.




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Divers called off their search because of zero visibility.

With Lake Cachuma reaching 80 feet in depth, the search for 22-year-old Isaiah Sanchez was called off on 7/12 due to a lack of visibility. The Sheriff’s Office dive team was alerted on 7/11 when a visitor to the recreation site called 9-1-1, saying two men were in the water and a man in a boat was frantically waving his arms. One man was rescued from the water, and the boat was found to have engine trouble. As of press time, County Park rangers continued surface patrols. The coroner’s report for Sierra MarkeeWinkler’s death on 5/4, obtained by this paper through a Public Records Act request, states the bright and popular UCSB student from Eureka suffered severe injuries, including a broken neck, and drowned after falling from fenced cliffs in Isla Vista. That the fall was unwitnessed, however, makes the death “undetermined,” meaning homicide and suicide are not completely ruled out. The autopsy revealed a blood-alcohol content of 0.25 during the examination. Siobhan Markee, her mother, is adamant that Sierra was not suicidal; she states her daughter was in good spirits when they talked two days earlier about her passing midterms and studying for LSATs. Eight more suspects have been arrested for participating in the Deltopia riots, the Sheriff’s department announced Wednesday. Authorities


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A rendering of the proposed Funk Zone Artist Village

Plans by developer Neil Dipaola to place a makeshift village of 24 storage containers to be used by writers and artists, located on a 1.7-acre parcel in the city’s so-called Funk Zone off Gray Avenue, got off to an admittedly rocky start with City Hall, but relations have improved. City planner Bettie Weiss said she finds the concept “exciting and creative” but acknowledged she was upset to find out what Dipaola was planning via the blogosphere. Other city officials heard from other sources — some from elected officials lobbying on his behalf — but none from the developer himself. Given that Dipaolo has been working behind the scenes to smooth the way for a four-story mega project on the same site, this lack of communication proved more than a little nettlesome. Since then, Weiss said, she, Dipaola, and Mayor Helene Schneider have met several times to discuss the permit requirements. In recent days, the developers announced the names of the winners of a creative contest to secure occupancy of the storage containers in the proposed village. Two are writers for The Santa Barbara Independent, Ethan Stewart and Charles Donelan. Stewart said his plan is to document unfolding changes in the Funk Zone — both good and bad — while occupying one of the last remnants of ungentrified space. Donelan would open his space as a cultural resource to the community of artists, offering critiques and helpful hints on getting news coverage. Long term, Dipaolo has much bigger fish to fry. He’s proposing the construction of a four-story structure with 64 apartment units, a hotel, and a restaurant, not to mention square footage dedicated to outdoor and ocean uses and commercial-industrial arts applications. “It’s very interesting and creative,” said Weiss, “but it’s also very aggressive.” Making his proposal especially challenging, the land is zoned for only three-story development. In addition, Dipaola is offering to build only one-half the parking required. And of the 64 units, he’s only proposing to make 10 of the apartments affordable. “That’s not a lot,” said Weiss. Even so, his plan was designed in accordance with the state’s bonus density program that gives added rights to developments offering smaller and affordable units. That extra density gives him the additional square footage to justify the fourth story. The proposal is still in the conceptual stage, getting the once-over last week by the city’s Planning Commission. While many from the arts community showed up to voice their support, commissioners grappled with the state density rules and how they worked for — Nick Welsh this project.

say 26 civilians and seven law enforcement officials were injured when participants threw rocks, bricks, and bottles at them during the four-hour melee that attracted 20,000 people. Detectives traveled to Tahoe, the Bay Area, and Los Angeles to detain the suspects. The Sheriff’s Office also sent four cases — ranging from being present at a riot to felony vandalism — to the District Attorney’s Office for review. Visit for the full story.

CITY Thousands showed up to ring in Pride season at Leadbetter Beach last Saturday afternoon. Sponsored by the Pacific Pride Foundation, the event drew LGBQT folks and their “straight allies” to watch the headliners, gay hip-hop artist Cazwell and drag star Morgan McMichaels, and other area groups. A number of people — young and old — told staff the festival was their first Pride event, said executive director David Selberg: “It is really heartening.” In 2001, gay bars closed in Santa Barbara, though a handful of bars and nightclubs still dedicate evenings to the LGBQT community. “Integration is absolutely

happening, which is such a good thing as we gain full equality under the law,” added Selberg. If an earthquake hit the Salton Sea, which sits atop San Andreas Fault, Santa Barbara County residents could have as long as 90 seconds to prepare — if and when an early-warning system being tested across the state gets funding and software upgrades for full implementation. The latest station, at the Office of Emergency Management, went public on 7/10, joining six others at county fire stations. The extra notification time could be invaluable to construction workers, elevator passengers, hospitals, schools, fire stations, oil industry pipelines, and trains.

GOLETA Goleta wants to reduce its greenhouse-gas emissions by 11 percent by 2020 and by 26 percent by 2030, under the city’s Climate Action Plan approved by the City Council 5-0 on Tuesday; the city started working on the plan in 2007 after the state passed AB 32, which calls for strong reductions by 2020. In 2007, the city produced 325,532 metric tons of cont’d page 12 

NEVER QUIET: Environmentalists voiced concerns about California’s proposed fracking regulations to state officials on Tuesday.



Who Gives a Frack? State Regulators Hear Arguments For, Against Drilling Law


BY LY Z H O F F M A N he dozen or so people who aired their grievances before the state’s oil and gas oversight agency on Tuesday all agreed on one thing: Senate Bill , the law that will place new regulations on hydraulic fracturing and acidizing operations across California in January, has reached its tipping point. What they didn’t agree on was which direction the bill should go. Instead, environmental activists and oil-industry officials took turns before the microphone, imploring the Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) to not allow the other side to have too much of a hand in the law’s final draft, which the environmentalists argued isn’t tough enough and the industry said could soon go too far. The first of five three-hour public meetings DOGGR will hold on SB  across the state, Tuesday’s session — hosted in the Board of Supervisors’ Santa Maria hearing room — attracted only about 50 attendees and petered out after about an hour. The Water Guardians — an activist group behind Measure P, the November ballot measure that would ban all new hydraulic fracturing (known as fracking), acidizing, and cyclic-steam operations in Santa Barbara County — held signs outside the building prior to the meeting’s start. DOGGR, which has collected more than 150,000 SB –related comments from California residents since November, released a revised version of the bill in June based on input from previous public workshops and conversations from other agencies. Changes include ensuring that wells be tested before and after earthquakes and undergo more rigorous testing following earthquakes stronger than a 2.0 magnitude; that an “acid volume threshold” be determined to weed out routine well cleanings from wellstimulation treatments; that a searchable index be created for people to see the pressurization and acidization history of every individual well; and that the type of water and how much water used in a drilling session be disclosed. But many environmental groups have since contended that the bill still contains too many loopholes. Katie Davis, one of the most prominent Water Guardians, shared her thoughts with the DOGGR representatives — who didn’t respond to any of the comments but took notes for the final version of the bill — after a series of area oil-industry officials said they support SB

 but asked that it not be made tougher. That the industry is supporting the law, Davis said, “may be an indication that your regulation is insufficient.” Davis suggested that DOGGR continue studying fracking — she noted the several communities across the state that have recently banned the practice — and consider adding to the bill’s watch list the practice of cyclic steaming, which has grown increasingly popular in Santa Barbara County. Cyclic steaming — the most-proposed technique on the county’s radar — involves injecting steam into the ground to thin the oil, while fracking and acidizing involve breaking and dissolving the rock formations, respectively. Sticking to cyclic steaming, Davis noted the seeps suffered at Pacific Coast Energy Company’s Orcutt Oil Field operations, a long-lasting spill in Canada, and the method’s overall fourtimes-greater contribution of greenhouse-gas emissions compared to conventional drilling. With SB , Davis said, DOGGR should look to “privilege human health, preservation of our precious water supplies, and our obligation to reduce emissions to protect the future livability of our planet” over oil interests. “That would be real regulation,” she said. But the industry officials who spoke before and after Davis stressed that California — and Santa Barbara County in particular, which enacted stringent fracking rules in 2011 — is already home to some of the toughest regulations in the country. Strengthening SB  in the eyes of environmentalists — by declaring moratoriums on certain practices, for instance — many industry reps argued, would mean weakening an economy-fueling industry.“That’s not what SB  spells out. SB  was a consensus bill, and we are urging you to implement that fairly,” said Brendan Huffman of the Coastal Energy Alliance. Joe Armendariz, of the Santa Barbara County Taxpayers Association, said that “environmentalists should be celebrating their success” with what SB  has spelled out thus far, but he cautioned DOGGR against doing anything that would “undermine” the bill’s regulatory-only aims. The state has until January to finalize the bill’s language, and DOGGR will hold four more public meetings up and down the state (Long Beach, Sacramento, Salinas, and Bakersfield) in the next couple of weeks. Legal and fiscal analy■ ses of Measure P will come this summer. July 17, 2014



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Santa Barbara County officials and the Environmental Defense Center (on behalf of the Santa Ynez Valley Alliance) sent separate letters last week to the Bureau of Indian Affairs addressing county and valley resident complaints regarding the bureau’s environmental analysis of the Chumash tribe’s request to take its Camp 4 property into federal trust. The county called on the bureau to conduct a more thorough review of the plans, finding fault with the analysis’s use of present-day estimates of effects on nearby areas when the tribe is bound to Williamson Act rules of the land through December 2022; the tribe wouldn’t be able to develop the property until at least early 2023, the county’s report stated. Another omission, the county’s letter continued, came in the bureau’s failing to note that the fee-to-trust process — whereby the land would be removed from the county’s tax rolls and made exempt from its planning regulations — isn’t time-tied. In October, the Board of Supervisors scrapped the Chumash’s Camp 4 annexation request, prompting the tribe to take its plans to Congress, where a piece of federal legislation was soon thereafter introduced. “The county simply refuses to recognize the tribe as a government that is capable of managing its own land-use regulation,” said tribal chair Vincent Armenta, in response to the letters. “As the tribe has done for thousands of years and will continue to do with any project it undertakes, the Camp 4 housing development will both protect and preserve the environment.” The Environmental Defense Center stated otherwise in its letter, noting “flaws” in the assessment related to possible effects on oak trees, wetlands, and animal habitats and chiding the bureau for not examining whether the tribe could accomplish its Camp 4 goal — providing 143 tribal housing units — without taking the fee-to-trust route. On Monday, a separate activist group, Save the Valley — making good on frustrations it voiced earlier this month — filed a lawsuit against the tribe, alleging that the tribe erred in not formally signing its contract under the Williamson Act. The lawsuit takes issue with the tribe benefiting from the decreased taxes afforded under Williamson while, the suit continues, potentially escaping the rules that could be enforced if the property went into federal trust. Save the Valley has asked that the tribe sign the paper and pay the group’s legal fees. Armenta — who previously said the tribe “fully intends” to sign the contract — called the lawsuit “make-believe drama.” — Lyz Hoffman


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Messy Business or Financial Chicanery? ontractor David Lack’s alleged theft of $1.5 million by false pretenses and embezzlement may not qualify as the crime of any century, but his trial — scheduled to take four weeks — could easily feel twice that long to the jurors deciding the fate of the wellknown builder and high-profile Republican. That’s in part due to the number of objections filed by the two attorneys involved. Prosecutor Brian Cota was barely into the third sentence of his opening statement before Lack’s defense BURNED BRIDGES: David Lack (left) with Mary Belle Snow (right), in better days before she accused him of attorney, Robert Sanger, lobbed embezzlement, are shown here with Carly Fiorina, then a the first of what would be hunGOP candidate for governor. dreds of legal objections. For his part, Cota gave as good as he got, peppering Sanger with similar objections, fur- and at one time claimed 33 employees. Lack ther bogging down testimony that dwelled on became ubiquitous in Republican Party circles over the past 20 years, squiring the likes of Rudy the minutia of lending institutions. At the trial’s outset, two things became clear: Giuliani — then a presidential aspirant — and First, Cota and Sanger do not get along. In pre- Arnold Schwarzenegger — then California’s trial motions, Sanger objected to Judge Jean governor — around town. With an immediate Dandona that Cota used personally insulting congeniality, Lack also appears to have a genius adjectives in describing his various motions. for ingratiating himself with powerful RepubCota, in turn, complained Sanger used the less lican matriarchs and then falling flamboyantly favorable term “the government” when refer- out of favor — with Marian Koonce and her ring to the prosecution, rather than the legally family in the ’90s, and now with Snow. correct expression “the people.” Sanger claimed Lack’s attorney conspicuously avoided the he was worried Cota would use “the people” so bankruptcy details in his opening argument, expansively that jurors might think it included instead countering prosecutor Cota’s portrayal them. Judge Dandona dismissed such con- of Lack as a flimflam man pretending to be cerns, saying she couldn’t even imagine a situa- wealthier and more politically connected than tion that would fit Sanger’s hypothesis. he really was. Sanger described Lack as a hardSecond, both of the banks allegedly ripped working, successful businessperson who lived off by Lack — Bank of Santa Barbara and Rabo- a modest lifestyle in accordance with his frugal bank — appear to have been soundly asleep beliefs as a Republican activist. He’d taken out at the switch when it came to verifying his the loans before the economy tanked, Sanger applications for $1.2 million in lines of credit in said, and once the Bank of Santa Barbara was 2007. The heart of the prosecution’s argument up for sale, its managers — desperate to cut their rests with Lack’s assertions that he owned a losses — cut back on businesses like Lack’s that Montecito residence worth $1.3 million and relied on lines of credit. More than that, Sanger undeveloped land near Dallas, Texas. Had the charged, bank executives went to UCSB and banks known that Lack did not own them, and notified administrators that Lack’s loans were that he owed $181,000 to a longtime friend, they bad, costing his company work and making it might have turned down his credit applications. impossible for him to pay his loans. It wasn’t until Lack’s bankruptcy in 2010 that his As for Snow, said Sanger, she went into the lack of ownership of the two properties came bank deal with her eyes wide open. When she to light. Judge Dandona ruled that the banks’ discovered Lack had spent her money — Cota failure to exercise due diligence did not get Lack would claim Lack kept her in the dark for a off the hook on the allegation of criminally vic- year — Snow, Sanger charged, enlisted a retired timizing them. 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hen the navy closed San Miguel Island in April for the first time in 50 years, officials said it was to look for old, unexploded bombs that had been dropped on the windwhipped crag of rock when it was a military test range. The National Park Service (NPS), longtime steward of the island’s treasure trove of wildlife and archaeology, was openly considering more public access — beyond the small campground, adjacent beach, and ranger-guided hikes that have existed for years, specifically proposing a spike camp near the pinniped hotbed of Point Bennett — when the Navy said it was worried that leftover weaponry might pose a risk to visitors. The discovery of suspicious but ultimately harmless pieces of metal in January may also have spooked authorities. But while the military said it would move “expeditiously” to conduct its “risk assessment,” Captain Lawrence Vasquez and Naval Base Ventura County have yet to take the first step in that process, which is securing around $250,000-$500,000 in internal funding to prepare for and conduct security sweeps. That lack of movement, coupled with relative radio silence from military brass around the open-ended closure timeline, has roused the ire of some and the curiosity of many who’ve asked why, after decades of ranchers, rangers, scientists, and hikers tromping around most of the 14-square-mile archipelago without incident, the navy is suddenly so worried about public safety, and why Capt. Vasquez won’t elaborate on the “grave concerns” he obliquely referred to in his April 7 letter announcing the closure. Congressmembers Lois Capps (D-S.B.) and Julia Brownley (D-Oxnard) sent a letter to Vasquez this Friday, asking him to hurry things up, consider allowing visits while the assessment occurs, and be more transparent and explaining that the usual 1,500 visitors and 500 campers who visit annually are missing out and it’s hurting the associated tourist economy. Senator Dianne Feinstein’s office is in contact with the navy, as well, and the NPS has been dubious from the start. “In our view, nothing about the characteristics, management, or use of [San Miguel Island] has changed in a manner that necessitates such an immediate or hard closure,” wrote the park’s superintendent Russell Galipeau in an April 18 letter to Vasquez, a highly decorated leader from the Bronx who took over Naval Base Ventura County in 2012. “[We] are very disappointed that a more collaborative approach was not taken with this closure.” Beating the anti-closure drum loudest is cultural anthropologist Marla Daily, longtime president of the Santa Cruz Island Foundation and archivist for all eight of the Channel Islands. Accusing Vasquez of abusing his power and telling outright lies

about when the island was bombed, Daily was forced to cancel a reunion more than a year in the making of three families whose histories are deeply intertwined with San Miguel. The Brooks, Lester, and Hammond clans were scheduled to stay on the island for three days last weekend to commemorate the 85th anniversary of Hammond Airfield and visit historic ranching sites. A similar get-together took place 20 years ago, but Daily said many of last weekend’s invitees are quite elderly — Betsy Lester Roberti, who grew up on the island, is in her eighties — and may not have another opportunity to travel. Daily said Vasquez shut down San Miguel on “capricious and spurious grounds” and that it’s highly suspect he has declined to say what kind of dangers may lurk there.“Show me proof, and I’ll shut up,” said Daily, who has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for more details on the reasons behind the closure. (The Santa Barbara Independent has also submitted a FOIA request, which is still being processed.) “That island is innocent until proven guilty,” she went on. “If this were Yosemite, there would be an uproar!” As to possible reasons for the closure, Daily speculated Vasquez may be uneducated about San Miguel history, could be vying for a promotion, or simply suffers from a Napoleon complex and is COU RTESY DE PARTMENT OF D E FE NSE



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considerable regularity. At this Tuesday’s City Council meeting, one councilmember objected that such scofflaw behavior was occurring “willy-nilly.” Early this morning, I must have been feeling pretty willy-nilly because I didn’t think twice as I rolled through the intersection half a block from the office. Nor did I look once at the car behind me, which, it turned out, happened to be a police car. Like I say, it was early. Dawn had not cracked. As a result, I couldn’t see if the officer was shaking his head or not. He could easily have hit me with a $500 ticket. Whoever you are, I owe you one. Admittedly, there are some sanctimonious bike riders looking to justify any assault on common courtesy, citing — ad nauseam — their second-class status on the road. For the record, that ain’t me. In defense of my selective compliance with the law, I would point out that the great state of Idaho — typically regarded as a backwater of retrograde thinking — legally allows bicyclists to run stop signs, though not stoplights. This law recognizes the physical exertion associated with a bicyclist stopping then starting is far more problematic for motorists. Idaho, in writing this law, put the onus on the cyclist to look both ways first. Cyclists who get hit have no one but themselves to blame. Based on the accident stats, this approach seems to work. Maybe this law plays some role in the

surprising fact that Boise, Idaho — where it gets really cold and it really snows — has been deemed a far more bike-friendly town by the League of American Bicyclists than Santa Barbara. By all rights, one would think Santa Barbara should be Number One. Aside from three days a year, it’s always sunny here. It’s rarely too hot and almost never too cold. Much of the terrain is flat. And those residents not fixated on their health are obsessed with their appearances. So what gives? This Tuesday, the City Council spent a fair amount of time mulling whether this should be defined as a conundrum, a dilemma, a question, or an opportunity. I’m not sure how they resolved this semantic riddle, but they did vote to spend $200,000 on serious public outreach as part of an effort to draft a new bicycle master plan. As someone who believes that approximately 98.6 percent of all social ills could be ameliorated if more people just rode bikes — it ain’t just good for you; it’s fun — I was of course thrilled. The last such master plan was written in 1998 as a feel-good gesture for cyclists, seen as a special interest. It accomplished a lot. We now have 40 miles of bike lanes as opposed to 13. In 2000, 3.4 percent of all workers in the city commuted by bike; by 2012 it was 6.9 percent. That’s huge. Santa Barbara ranks third in the nation for comparably sized cities when it comes to bicycle commuting, and for any sized city, it ranks eighth. These numbers demonstrate that even if you don’t build it —“it” being

more advanced bicycle-friendly infrastructure — they will still come. The consequence, of course, is safety problems. Santa Barbara has an unacceptably high rate of car-on-bike collisions. In the past three years, 400 were sufficiently serious that cops were called to the scene. Those accident stats demonstrate that cycling is no longer an optional amenity to better accommodate the Dockers-clad young urban professional on his way to work or the Spandex exhibitionist lucky enough not to have to work. The bike is utilitarian in the extreme. For a whole lot of people for a whole lot of reasons — the price of gas, parking, repairs, and insurance, to name just a few — the bike has become a necessity. That the bike offers such an obvious way people can respond to climate change is almost icing on the cake. It’s no longer about City Hall deigning to do cyclists any favors; it’s just common sense. When there are fewer cars on the road, motorists benefit. Studies suggest significant congestion reductions can be achieved when only a relatively few drivers are induced to hop on their bikes. What’s most persuasive is safety. Bike-friendly work environments are nice; bike lanes are crucial. In cities where real separation between cyclists and car has been achieved — by planters, Botts’ Dots, or bollards — bike use increased between 21 and 171 percent. Sometimes, however, a little paint on the road works wonders. Look at the new bike lane on Haley Street. It’s been a huge

success without impinging on the flow of traffic. Likewise, the road diet and restriping on Cliff Drive and upper Chapala Street. Despite all the dire predictions the sky would fall when the separated bike lane between Leadbetter Beach and Shoreline Park was installed several years ago, that project has proved remarkably trouble-free. Admittedly, many of the quick-n-easy fixes have already been made. The next ones will undoubtedly cannibalize some on-street parking. That’s always hard. But didn’t someone famous say, “You can’t make an omelet without breaking a few parking spaces?” The timing of the city’s master plan couldn’t be better. That’s because the federal Highway Trust Fund, the Social Security system for road repair and infrastructure funding, is verging on the precipice of financial collapse. Congress just voted to steal $10 billion from the underground storage tank cleanup fund — for leaking gas tanks that imperil groundwater supplies — but that’ll buy only a few extra months. More immediately, the city’s planning process will dovetail nicely with similar efforts taking place at the same time by the County of Santa Barbara and the cities of Carpinteria and Goleta. How synchronicitous. In the meantime, I’ll try to not be so “willynilly” when it comes to blowing stop signs. At least when the cops are right behind me. — Nick Welsh

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alifornia has the strongest protections in the nation regulating oil production, rules strengthened last year under Senate Bill , a law signed by Governor Brown, which requires a scientific study of hydraulic fracturing and more. Out-of-touch special interests want to undermine those protections. Measure P will kill jobs and lose much-needed tax revenue, a loss that will underfund libraries, parks, schools, police, and fire services. In 2012, oil and gas contributed to more than 6,300 jobs in the county, worth more than $502 million in labor income. UCSB’s economic impact study found that landbased production contributes $291 million annually in economic benefits to the county. Measure P is a ploy to stop all oil production in the region. — Edward S. Hazard, Pres., Natl. Assn. Royalty Owners


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he county’s $291 million in “economic benefits” is the approximate total revenue earned by all oil companies here — only one is based in the county. Also, SB  does not address cyclic steam injection. Unless Measure P passes, the county may have about 900 new steam-injection wells. What’s our recourse after our groundwater’s been poisoned? — Gary Paudler, Summerland


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he “special interests” behind Measure P are simply all the rest of us who aren’t personally profiting from oil extraction. UCSB’s economic study states the oil industry self-reported 336 direct employees; none of those jobs are affected by Measure P, which does not apply to existing operations or future conventional extraction. [More at] — Grace Feldmann, S.B

Thanks for All the Fish


anta Barbara and California’s fishing communities are saddled with some of the strictest harvest regulations in the world. The laws are designed to make sure this vital industry lasts. As a consumer, I want to support our local fishers’ commitment to that future. But I cannot find and buy Santa Barbara fish unless they are labeled properly in stores and restaurants.

I am confused by the opposition voiced in “The Bait and Switch of Seafood Fraud” [] about the new anti-fraud legislation. This legislation makes it easier for consumers to do our part by knowing exactly how to support our fishermen. If I choose to buy a fresh cut of beef, I don’t want it to have been a pre-frozen piece of meat that came from abroad. And I would be downright outraged if this beef turned out to be some animal other than a cow. We need this same kind of basic transparency in the seafood sec— Douglas McCauley, S.B. tion.


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he issue of seafood fraud is a symptom of California’s fisheries management being dominated by political action campaign funds controlled by large stakeholders, like Oceana, which use political campaigns to reform fisheries. The programs they create do not consider the infrastructure needed to maintain structural sustainability or community development as an ethical choice. Fisheries in California get shut down, the market is now based on importing fish, and the groups are creating management gridlock in the state’s ecosystem-based approach. This predatory culture does not take the time to set up metric systems and dedicated funding programs to monitor its experiments with us, the fishermen. Our environmental grass roots have to compete with their power structure, and they actively use their campaign funds to manipulate stakeholder involvement. They create political patronage systems that use science as a mask for reallocation of the resource. Along with the rush to close areas has been a similar campaign to create catch shares of access to the fish. This is the opening for serious social distortion of fishery objectives. What we need is a fisheries democracy project. — Chris Miller, Los Alamos

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¶ Last week’s Arts Life photo caption for the Theatre Group at SBCC’s Arsenic and Old Lace should have read “Leslie Ann Story (left), Christopher Lee Short, and Linda MacNeal.” ¶ The correct phone number for daily Savor Santa Barbara Food Tours is (800) 656-0713.

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Jacqueline Kronberg  – 

Jacqueline Kronberg passed away peacefully on Memorial Day, May th, . Until the end of her life, her humor and natural force prevailed. Jacki led a fascinating and full life, marked by a six-decade career, interesting adventures, and numerous contributions. Jacqueline’s long list of accomplishments includes acting and directing at Second City in Chicago, opening Israel’s first and only repertory theatre,“The Khan,” in Jerusalem, project directing at the West Coast Theatre Company, pioneering award-winning programs for the Los Angeles Children’s Museum, directing the Los Angeles Arts Council, working in Moscow in collaboration with the Writer’s Guild of America, volunteering for Freedom House in the Baltics, and most recently as volunteer, staff writer and contributor at the Santa Barbara–based Dream Foundation. Jacki had a unique and powerful way of inspiring individuals to literally become all they could be, and achieve goals against seemingly impossible odds.Yet what most friends and colleagues remember most vividly is her ability to see humor in common, every day events, and her mischievously funny storytelling. Jacqueline is survived by her daughter Molly, son-in-law Bryce Anderson, sister Eleanor Kessel, her family, and many loving friends. A service will be held for family and close friends on July th, , at the Vedante Society Temple in Santa Barbara, CA.

Charles Norman “Norm” Jacobs

// – //

Charles Norman “Norm” Jacobs died on July , , following complications from a fall at the Saturday Farmers Market. He was . Norm was born in St. Francis Hospital on May ,  to Dr. Charles L. Jacobs and Siri “Sigrid” Arvidsson Jacobs. He grew up in the family home built by his father at  Loma Street. As the son of a professor at the Santa Barbara Teachers College, Norm and siblings Anna Louise, Elizabeth and Allan attended grammar school at the Normal School on the Rivera Campus. Norm was a graduate of Santa Barbara Junior and Senior 20


High. Immediately upon graduating from high school he enlisted in the Navy, was accepted into the V- Program and was sent to Rice Institute in Houston, where he earned a degree in electrical engineering. At the end of WWII, Norm (a lifelong learner) obtained a master’s in education from Stanford. Returning to Santa Barbara, Norm taught science at Carpinteria High. There he met Eleanor Hamilton. They married when both were attending Stanford. Christopher was born while Norm was completing his doctoral course work (in Palo Alto). In  the young family moved back to Santa Barbara, where Norm was employed as a school psychologist for the County. During this busy time, Sarah was born, and Norm was working nights and weekends to write his PhD dissertation and prepare for his orals. With his doctorate and clinical psychology license in hand, Norm went into private practice as a clinical psychologist in a shared office on Chapala Street. In the early s, Norm and Jerry White became partners in an innovative practice which emphasized group and couples therapy as well as conventional therapy modalities. Throughout his career as a psychologist, Norm specialized in working with children, teenagers and young adults. Robin, Norm’s second daughter, was born in  when the family was living in Montecito. In the s, Norm was appointed to the California Psychology Board by Governor Reagan. In addition to serving as a mentor and role model for many other local mental health care professionals, Norm held leadership roles in the Santa Barbara Psychological Association and the Mental Health Association of Santa Barbara County. In his retirement, Norm was an active and committed volunteer with Hospice of Santa Barbara, Inc., a community service role for which he was honored in  as the Senior Volunteer of the Year. Norm was an avid tennis player, a founding member of Knollwood Tennis Club and played a competitive doubles game until well into his eighties at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club. Norm loved nature and was an ardent supporter or conserving resources and preserving open space. He was an enthusiastic and knowledgeable birder, and regularly hiked the beaches and front country trails of Montecito and Santa Barbara. Norm was also passionate about dancing and music, and liked nothing better than to get out his ukulele, and sing and dance at gatherings with friends and family. Upon returning to Santa Barbara following a short stint in Lake Almanor during the s, Norm joined the New Comers Club, where he met and fell in love with Marilyn Conrad. They were married shortly thereafter. Norm was extremely fortunate to have lived well, traveled extensively, and shared many adventures during his  years with Marilyn. In addition to Marilyn, Norm is survived by his first wife, Eleanor Jacobs; his siblings Elizabeth Winder and Allan Jacobs, his three children, Christopher Jacobs, Sarah Jacobs and Robin Jacobs (Marcos Vargas); and his five grandchildren, Maya and Julianna Jacobs-Vargas, and Curtis, Hamilton and Siri Jacobs. There will be a celebration of Norm’s life at  in the morning on Sunday, August , , at Tucker’s Grove Park. Donations may be made to one of Norm’s favorite charitable causes, Planned Parenthood or Hospice of Santa Barbara, Inc.

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William Churchill Smith // – //

Bill, Billy, Bilbo, Smitty, Wild Bill, Beloved Son and Brother, Treasured Friend Born May , , in Cottage Hospital, William C. Smith died there peacefully on June , , with his sister at his side. A lifelong “Santa Barbarian,” he deeply loved the waves in our sea, the winds in our sky, his friends, his cats, and his family. Whether skillfully working in the trades, joyously surfing The Pit, bravely soaring Wilcox, or silently pondering existence in his van on Elings Hill (while listening to KTYD of course), Bill lived life on his own terms. Billy’s skill as a carpet layer and tile cutter were well-known in the local industry. His precision, focus, and care reside in all the dwellings he helped improve. In his youth, he shaped and repaired many a surfboard, so he and friends could ride the waves gifted by Mother Ocean, whether they were our own Winter Swell wonders, North Shore challenges, or just lazy twofooters at “Henry’s.” For many years, Bilbo designed, built, and flew his own fixedwing hang gliders. From La Cumbre Peak, Figueroa Mountain, and numerous West Coast sites, to Oahu’s Waimanalo Cliffs and Maui’s Haleakala Volcano, Wild Bill fearlessly ran off the edge, read, and rode the air’s invisible forces and usually landed right on target—with a few notable exceptions. Like his father before him, Bill found true peace and abundant joy in the freedom of flight. William could make anything, fix anything and would do anything to help a friend. He was blessed with a brilliant mind, talented hands, strong shoulders, and inquisitive nature. We were blessed by his lightening wit, infectious laugh, and generous, kind heart. He endured great pain, yet readily found humor. He visited dark places, yet always returned to the light. Throughout all his earthly adventures and challenges, Billy knew he was accompanied by ever-present, infinitely deep, abiding love. Bill’s mother, Carol, and sister, Robin, are thankful to have enjoyed many youthful family adventures, for shared home projects that will always symbolize his presence, talent and skill, and for those times in his life when Bill lived his favorite poem, by John Gillespie Magee, Jr. Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth, And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; Sunward I’ve climbed and joined the tumbling mirth of sun-split clouds and done a hundred things You have not dreamed of wheeled and soared and swung high in the sunlit silence. Hovering there I’ve chased the shouting wind along and flung my eager craft through footless

halls of air. Up, up the long delirious burning blue I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace, where never lark, or even eagle, flew; and, while with silent, lifting mind I’ve trod the high untrespassed sanctity of space, put out my hand and touched the face of God. Our gratitude goes to the skillful and loving staff of Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital MICU unit. Their tender care helped Bill begin his next journey with dignity and grace. With his passing, there will always be a void at the beach, on the hill, up Wilcox, and in our hearts. For those wishing to leave an online remembrance, please visit and find William Smith. For those wishing to make a donation in Bill’s honor, please help benefit the cats at Santa Barbara’s Animal Shelter Assistance Program (ASAP). On Sunday, July th, at  am, there will be a Paddle Out at The Pit (Hendry’s Beach) followed by a gathering there on the “Glider Lawn.” All who come in the spirit of honor, forgiveness, and love are welcome. No more pain. Rest peacefully Dear Bill. Then wake to ride the surf and soar the skies, forever free. We will see you in the shimmer of a cresting wave and on the wing of a circling hawk. Blessed Be.

Arthur Benkaim // – //

Arthur Benkaim passed away at home on July , , from kidney disease. He was born in Scranton, PA, to Harry and Molly Benkaim. He had two siblings, Ralph (deceased) and Jack (deceased). Arthur was a WWII vet and a Bronze Star winner. He graduated from Penn State University In . Arthur joined the family business running a chain of women’s clothing stores. Arthur met Nancy Wienberg and they married in . He then opened his own chain of women’s clothing stores in Erie, PA. Arthur and Nancy had two children, Michael and Shelly. Arthur sold his business in Erie and moved his family to Santa Barbara in . He purchased exmayor Jerry Firestone’s store and created a very popular women’s clothing store on State Street named Benson’s. Arthur sold his store in  and began a very fruitful retirement. He joined the Sierra Club and began hiking all the local trails. He soon became a hike leader. Arthur liked hiking the local trails so much he wrote a book about them in  called Santa Barbara Trail Guide. The book can still be found in local bookstores today. Arthur donated all funds received from the book to the local chapter of the Sierra Club. Arthur also volunteered for the local recycling center, the Friends of the Santa Barbara Library, and Cottage Hospital. Arthur is survived by his son Michael, his daughter Shelly, daughter in-law Clare Benkaim, his step grandchild Jamie

Mederios, his step great grandchild Angelina Mederios, and sister-in-law Cathy Benkaim. He is predeceased by his wife, Nancy. Arthur was very civic minded. He dedicated his retirement years to the City of Santa Barbara, which he loved. He was also a nature lover, and he respected all living creatures. He will be dearly missed.

Samuel Fong  – 

The family of Samuel Fong honors his memory on this first anniversary of his death, July , . Sam was born in Goleta in  and raised on a ten-acre farm his parents purchased in  after moving here from Lompoc. The farm was located on what is today the San Marcos High School campus, just miles from what would become UCSB and the Goleta Airport. Sam developed an early fascination with flight and would run outside whenever he heard a plane just to see it overhead. During WWII Sam’s interest culminated in piloting fifty missions in a B-, named the “Old Dutch Cleanser,” while stationed at Panatella Air Base in Italy. With the GI Bill he completed his Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from Caltech in Pasadena and in  moved to Sacramento to take a job and begin married life with Alice. Sam’s work in the Department of Water Resources included the mechanical design aspects of pumping water to Southern California, which took him to the USSR and Switzerland but mostly to Bakersfield’s Tehachapi plant. Sam enjoyed his orchard, fishing, bowling, RV-ing, Alice’s art projects, and visiting the new Fong Family “home place” on Modoc Road, established in the early s. In his final years he and Alice were welcomed into the Baywood Court senior community in Castro Valley, where Sam enjoyed making new friends, many of whom were also veterans. Toward the end of his life, Sam often reflected on how lucky he had been. The last of eight children, Sam was predeceased by siblings Ben, Joy, Ed, Harry, Rose, Pete, and Florence. His wife, Alice, and daughter, Colleen, and her family reside in the Bay Area and may be contacted at




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S.B. Corrupt? Say It Ain’t So

aren’t going to happen very soon. The Chicago Cubs will not win the pennant. Congress will not vote Vlad the Impaler Putin “Mr. World Democracy.” And Santa Barbarans are not going to approve City Council district elections, at least not in my lifetime. It’s more likely to rain for a month. Never mind that our present at-large voting system is profoundly unfair, undemocratic, and “corrupt” to boot, according to former city attorney Barry Cappello. What? The good citizens of St. Barbara, so proud of their imagined good-government nobility, are unheedingly perpetrating some Chicago-ese crime against its citizenry? So it seems, and Cappello’s preparing the groundwork for a lawsuit against the city, citing the California Voting Rights Act. Councilmembers, however, are not only opposed to district elections but declined in a recent tie vote to even let the public decide. I had a long phone conversation on the subject the other day with bombastic former councilmember Leo Martinez (it’s impossible to have a short one with Leo). Voters would “never” okay district elections if it got to the ballot, predicted Leo, now a resident of Ruidoso, New Mexico, but taking a keen interest in the issue and visiting often. “It’s headed for court.”

expensive and by While the Voting Rights forcing candidates Act provides the legal foundation for a lawsuit based to toe the party line on the longstanding lack of and join a ‘block of Latino representation on the three candidates’ to City Council, Leo said, “I convince voters that don’t care who gets elected the ‘block’ will be under a neighborhood disthe best for the city. trict system, Latino, black, In fact, the block white, or whatever, as long is just good for the as it’s someone who reprepower elite, and the sents the residents.” minority areas get It may come as a surprise no lighting, policthat although liberal Demoing, sidewalks, storm crats have held the majordrains, etc.” ity of City Council seats in A City Counrecent years, some Repubcil committee is licans see district voting as a BACKING THE WARD SYSTEM: Leo Martiexpected to meet way to get elected in conser- nez, pictured here from a visit in Februwith Cappello this vative neighborhoods. month to see what, ary, is a former city councilmember who Some on the council have favors district elections. if anything, can be backed a hybrid system, resolved. But as far with half the councilmembers and the mayor as he’s concerned, a hybrid plan not only won’t elected at-large and half by district. Cappello fly but is a nonstarter. knocked that down in a damning recent letter I covered the Santa Barbara City Council back in the 1960s when the ward district system to The Santa Barbara Independent. In effect, he said, “the city winds up with the was in place. It was a disaster. For starters, the same corrupt system: an at-large one, domi- councilmembers, by and large, were duds, with nated by the same power elite, election after horizons about as low as the potholes they made election, denying minority areas favorable sure were filled. representatives. One councilmember claimed he’d played in “How? By making at-large elections too the great Boston Red Sox outfield of the 1920s. PETER VANDENBELT

NEVER HAPPEN: There are some things that

Barney Brantingham can be reached at or 965-5205 x230. He writes online columns and a print column for Thursdays.

Challenged by reporters, he had to back down, but he didn’t resign. The complaint was that councilmembers were so fixed on their fiefdoms that they never looked at the big picture, the city’s overall needs. When a board of freeholders came up with modernization proposals in 1968, they opted for at-large elections, and voters bought it. But that was then, and now is now. It’s a different, more diverse, and better educated city. It’s also 38 percent Latino. Back in 1973, when Leo took office, he says he was the first Latino elected to the council in the 20th century. Back then, he was a hot-blooded Democratic social activist running a drywall installation business. After moving to rural New Mexico, where Republicans run things, Leo joined the GOP. “They threw me out five years ago. I didn’t toe the line.” Now he’s a Democrat again. “I was too liberal for the Republicans here and too conservative for the Santa Barbara Democrats.” He rages against what he considers the Santa Barbara Democratic Central Committee’s excessive power in getting its picks elected. Leo, now a feisty 71, built a home on a hill not far from Ruidoso, near a river, and plays golf and rides horses. He was seriously injured when one bucked him off. But no horse bucks as hard as the district election battle, and so far he’s staying in the saddle. — Barney Brantingham

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// – //

Miles of desert sand; Hot, with paltry shade for birds or lizards. Red soil, uplifted strata, sagebrush, Pinion pines scattered about; Junipers twisted in alien shapes; Dry lakes, plots of irrigated grain; Occasionally, an eagle. Perhaps a lonely place, Were one not somehow attached. This was her home. I bring her back to all this; The land she loved and left. It held a cherished memory, But she chose to put down roots elsewhere. She spent her life in the noise and clatter Of the city, replete with glitch and bustle. Here it is quiet. The wind howls and a coyote sings a dirge To accompany her body, Laid to rest at the foot of the mountain, Next to her beloved mate. Native daughter returned to native soil.

Born in Parowan, Utah, to Edgar and Florence Benson, Kay was one of  children, six of which lived to adulthood. Her father homesteaded his farm and was a cattle rancher, so Kay grew up during the Depression with some hayseed in her hair. In  she married her sixth-grade sweetheart, George (Bill) Rose and they enjoyed their life together for  years, before Bill died in . Shortly after her marriage, Bill was stationed overseas to Northern Africa. Kay remained home in Parowan to live with her family while awaiting the birth of their only child, Lana. It was to be eighteen months before her Dad would see his new daughter. Kay was a working mother and a pre-sixties liberated woman. She worked for Bank of America in Baldwin Park, California near West Covina, where they finally settled. She was her District’s President of the Business and Professional Women’s Club in -. She went on to work at Baldwin Park High School as secretary to the counselors and later as Assistant to the School District Principal. Kay and Bill moved from Southern California to Las Vegas, back and forth twice. Along the way they accumulated many dear friends who stuck with them throughout their lifetimes. In the early ’s they built a home in Beaver, Utah near her brother. When Bill died, Lana moved Kay to Santa Barbara’s Vista del Monte Retirement Community, where she lived for her last ten years. She suffered for decades from diabetes and associated aliments, but never failed to take immaculate care of herself. Kay was no wallflower! She was a proud and fancifully turned-out redhead until her last day, replete with beautiful jewelry. She joked that she must have been a Christmas tree in her former life. She had a special way of connecting to people and was much loved by all who knew her. Wherever she was, she gently “held court” and people were drawn to her. She supported her daughter in any ventures and relished her opportunity to participate in her life. She was particularly fond of, and loved by, her son-in-law, Curtis Solberg, who died in December, . Kathleen is survived by her daughter, Lana; her brother Joe (Gaytha) Benson and sister Utahna Smith both of whom reside in Southern Utah. She was buried in Parowan, Utah, tucked in with her life-time love, husband Bill. July 17, 2014



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hough bigger-city restaurants and chefs tend to get credit for sparking a broader movement, the farm-to-table aesthetic is deeply entrenched in the bloodline of everyday Santa Barbarans, who’ve been rejoicing in weekly Farmers Markets since the early 1980s and living off the region’s thankfully reliable bounty for even longer. Our commitment to that lifestyle — which, we know, isn’t always by MATT KETTMANN the thriftiest option — enables generations of farmers and ranchers and ETHAN STEWART to survive and thrive while also serving as the perfect environment for agricultural experimentation. If Santa Barbarans can’t support a particular crop, then probably no one will. Photos by So this week we are celebrating a few farms that are pushing the PAUL WELLMAN boundaries of what can be harvested here along the Santa Barbaraa coastline, from pigs to papayas, coffee to cherimoyas, good moneyy too sustainable mindfulness.


WHO: The extended Brown family. WHAT: Cherimoyas, plus avocados, calla lilies,

apples, and pineapple guavas. WHERE: More than 100 acres and two packing houses in the foothills of Carpinteria. WHEN: Though the Browns have been citrus growers for a century, the cherimoya trees were planted in the 1970s. HOW: There’s no denying the exoticness of a good and proper cherimoya. Oblong and green, the fruit has a sneaky density to it and a skin that is flecked with ridges and knobs oddly reminiscent of what it might feel like to pet a dinosaur. But the real wonders come once you crack one open; the inside is a truly delicious, albeit seed-riddled, soft, and sweet fruit with a sherbet-like consistency that was a fabled delicacy of the Incas. “Most people have never seen a cherimoya before, and it can be a pretty hard thing to describe, so I like to show it to them and let them try some,” explained Sierra Brown, whose family has been the primary cherimoya growers and packers in North America since the 1970s.“As soon as they have a taste, the response is always, ‘That’s amazing!’ or ‘Wow, that’s interesting.’ I mean, for people who love cherimoyas, they really love them.” At one time, after Sierra’s great-grandfather immigrated from France and worked his way west to settle on the South Coast just over 100 years ago, the Brown family owned much of the coastline from Santa Barbara to Carpinteria. Citrus was the name of the game then and stayed that way until the 1970s, when the infamous cinnamon root rot decimated the region’s crops. The Browns, then presided over by Sierra’s widowed grandmother Mary Rose, were wiped out. That’s when Sierra’s dad, Steven, along with his brothers Tony, Johnny, and Peter Nichols, made the fateful pivot to cherimoyas. It was Sierra’s uncle Tony, the “botanist of the family,” who searched out the fruit and then hybridized the two most com-

THE BROWNS GET AROUND: California’s cherimoya industry revolves around the Brown family, who now runs multiple farms, packing houses, and nurseries off of Highway 150 outside of Carpinteria. Nick Brown (left) helps his dad, Anthony Brown, run Rincon del Mar and also manages Gigi’s Rancho El Rincon for his mother, Jehanne Brown (also pictured). Down the road, Sierra Brown (above in green, with her uncle Johnny) helps run CaliTropics for her father, Steven Brown.

monly grown varieties of the cherimoya, the “Rincon” and the “Lisa,” and the family’s remaining holdings in the foothills of Carpinteria behind Rincon and on Casitas Pass Road became ground zero for the fickle fruit's North American invasion. Though experts like to debate whether the cherimoya is native to the Andes or regions of Central America, where very similar fruits grow in the wild, there is no doubting that this exotic, whose season runs November to June, does not belong in these parts.

In fact, since there are no native pollinators here, each tree must be hand-pollinated by paintbrush — no small task when you’re talking about thousands and thousands of trees. CaliTropics, the company owned by Sierra’s immediate family, tends to 27 acres with about 100 trees per acre. She admitted,“It can get pretty intense.” Today, the extended Brown family is involved in most, if not all, of the commercial cherimoya growing in California, be it through their packing house operations or actual farming. The family ranches started splitting up a bit in the 1990s, but all of Mary Rose’s children are still in the cherimoya game: Johnny and Steven run the CaliTropics ranch and packing house; Peter Nichols has S.B. Exotics in Carpinteria; and Tony runs Rincon del Mar just off Highway  with his son, Nick, who also runs his mother’s adjacent property, Gigi’s Rancho El Rincon, together selling fruit all the way down to Santa Monica and Mar Vista. “It is a direct but friendly competition that we have with each other, and we all are really respectful of each other’s clientele,” summed up Sierra with a smile.“It’s not an easy fruit to grow or eat, but my grandmother was a matriarch, and I like to think we are all helping keep it alive for her.” ES

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TROPICAL TANDEM: Adam Rhodes (left) and Damien Raquinio stand beneath one of their papaya trees, ttktk which are now also shading young pineapples (below).

WHO: Damien Raquinio and Adam Rhodes. WHAT: Papayas, plus pineapples and bananas. WHERE: Three large-scale greenhouses (soon

to be four) off Nidever Road in Carpinteria. WHEN: The first trees were planted in 2011. HOW: In a series of nondescript warehouses just east of the Santa Barbara Polo fields, Damien Raquinio and Adam Rhodes are trying to do the near impossible: grow finger-licking-good, sweet, Hawaiian-style strawberry papayas on the California coast. Walking past his rows of several hundred trees on a recent foggy morning, Raquinio was more serious than joking when he said,“You look at these guys wrong or talk to them wrong, and they just crash and burn. We’ve basically been failing and trying and failing and trying for three years now.” But success seems imminent because whenever Rhodes and Raquinio peddle their papayas at the farmers markets, they’re the darlings of the scene, regularly selling out and coveted by such restaurants as The Hungry Cat, Sama Sama, and the Wine Cask’s Intermezzo for dessert and drink recipes. After all, papayas are celebrated the world over for their low-fat,

low-calorie, high-fiber, high-vitamin-C, digestion-helping, and cancer-fighting ways. But Raquinio, a Big Island native, still wasn’t satisfied with the taste and yields of his organically grown delights, so he and his partner pulled the plug and went back to the greenhouse to fine-tune the formula. Currently, the duo is working with six different varieties from places like Brazil, Taiwan, Malaysia, and, of course, Hawai‘i as the two of them determine what exactly it takes to grow world-class papayas here in Santa Barbara County. It is, as Raquinio puts it,“experimental production.” Eyeing a return to the farmers markets later this fall, the experimentalists’ work has already doubled their yield, and they’re now growing pineapples and bananas, as well.“We still have more questions than answers, but we are getting there,” said Raquinio.“Our goal is to eventually be the full-on tropical fruit guys. I mean, how cool will it be when we can go to market with full loads of locally grown organic papayas and pineapples and bananas for dollars on the pound less than Whole Foods?” ES



WHO: Four generations of the Brush and Harvan families, including Warren Brush (founder of Regenerative Earth Farms) and his wife, Cyndi Harvan (and her parents and siblings); their daughter Anastasia and her husband, Jesse Smith (and their 8-month-old daughter, Phoenyx); and Cyndi’s cousin Makaila Harvan-Thompson (and her 5-month-old son, Kado). WHAT: Casitas Valley Creamery cheese; The Piggery sustainably raised pork (more than two dozen pigs, including three sows and one 700-pound boar named Ranger); 1,600 Hass avocados; 1.5 acres of apples; 3.5 acres of fuyu persimmons; and permaculture classes throughout the year. WHERE: A 49.5-acre farm on Highway , just inside Ventura County. WHEN: Regenerative Earth Farms purchased the property in September 2012. HOW: Casitas Valley Farm first hit the foodie scene back in the spring of 2013 for its creamery, the first artisanal cheese-making operation in the tri counties for as long as anyone could remember. But the much bigger dreams of globally renowned permaculture guru Warren Brush and his extended family — namely his son-in-law Jesse Smith, who oversees the farm’s day-to-day operations — are now growing deeper roots, as the hard work of turning conventionally farmed avocado, apple, and persimmon orchards into diverse, nutrient-rich food forests is fully underway. “The whole plan is to change this from a monoculture farm to a polyculture farm,” said Smith, while walking through his apple, persimmon, and avocado “deserts,” where he is now experimenting with interstitial plantings of lemon, lime, ginger, cardamom, kiwi, figs, mulberry, and even Jay Ruskey’s coffee (see p. 27). On the hillside, they’re stumping 60-foot-tall avocado trees to bring the canopy down but using the chopped wood on the slopes to make basins to collect water and nutrients, a job aided by the pumpkins sprouting there, as well. And in the apple orchard, which was decimated by moths last year, they’re using corrugated cardboard and wasps — not pesticides — to fight back.

“We are making sacrifices up front for the benefit of the long-term system,” said Smith of the patience required for these systems to thrive, as opposed to just dumping nutrients into the soil to maximize crops and profits. “When you do these plantings, the way they are supposed to be done and create a food forest, everything works in unison.” Most of all, they want to share what they’re learning, offering permaculture classes, including a fourweek intensive course that begins this week. Then there are the pigs, nearly 30 of them at last count, huddled near the new solar panels and water well, all nourished from the leftover barley mash the farm gets from Island Brewing Company and Ventura Spirits. They’re now for sale to restaurants and private households as well as chopped into smaller cuts that are sold to members of The Piggery program, which people pick up monthly, much like the cheese program. PUERCO Y QUESO: Warren Brush and Cyndi Harvan (top) purchased the Casitas Valley Farm less than two years ago, but four generations of their family — including son-in-law and day-to-day manager, Jesse Smith (above left) — are already hard at work making cheese, raising pigs, and turning the farm into a permaculture classroom.

As for the creamery, which is managed by Brush’s niece Makaila Harvan-Thompson, it continues to thrive, as the crew received a “great response” during the California Artisan Cheese Festival in Petaluma. “We were really excited to be playing with the big boys,” said Smith.“Cheeseheads from all around loved our stuff.” They continue to search for a few milk animals of their own — and, perhaps harder to find, someone to milk them twice a day — but will then have to navigate the almost prohibitively strict federal dairy rules. Perhaps then, Smith and company will be able to sit back at the end of the day, sip on some handmade persimmon brandy (now made from their trees by Ventura Spirits), and eat a homegrown fig wrapped in bacon that they cured and stuffed with cheese made from cows they raised. Visit MK

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He recently founded Diversitree Nursery, a new nursery project for the coffee plants — which are now being experimented with by avocado growers in Morro Bay, Mission Canyon, and Carpinteria — as well as other specialty crops, such as black Périgord truffles, which he hopes to bring to Santa Ynez Valley vineyards. The overall goal is to promote “layered agricultural systems,” which maximize grower profits, bring new products to market, and are a more efficient use of the land. When asked if he ever thought he’d be growing coffee in the hills of Goleta when he started farming, Ruskey laughed. “Agriculture is like sailing a boat,” he explained.“You just say,‘I’m gonna do this course,’ and pick up where the current and winds and trends go and use your skills to optimize yourself in that direction. I think it’s a lot of fun. I really enjoy the coffee business.” Visit MK

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THURSDAY 7/17 /: Wives and Daughters: Keepers of the Light  This exhibit opening reception with a lecture by Willard Thompson will be about the women who protected ships coming and going from Santa Barbara by tending the Point Conception Lighthouse on the California coast from  to the start of the th century. :-pm. S.B. Maritime Museum,  Harbor Wy. Free. Call - or visit

/: The Norman Art and Architecture of Sicily  Architectural historian Allan Langdale will take you on a tour of some of Sicily’s Norman-era masterpieces when French Normans conquered Sicily in the th century and the merging of cultures produced compelling works of architecture and decorations. :pm. Architectural Foundation of S.B.,  E. Victoria St. $ donation. Call -. /-/: Eurythmy: Point to Periphery  In this session you will explore sound and gesture through sacred movement mediation and learn how to experience the forms in space created by musical tones and poetic speech by Eurythmist Sara Rem. Thu.: :-:pm; Fri.: :-pm; Sat.: am-pm. Vieja Valley School Auditorium,  Nogal Dr. $. Call -.

/: Concerts in the Park Presents: Savor  Calling all black magic women and their family and friends to the park for a performance by Savor (pictured), a tribute band to Latin-rock legend Carlos Santana. Don’t forget to bring a picnic dinner to enjoy before the music begins. -:pm. Chase Palm Park,  E. Cabrillo Blvd. Free. Call - or visit /-/, /: Looped  Go back to the summer of  in this comedy featuring Tallulah Bankhead, the outspoken, reckless film and stage star, as she takes hours to loop one line of dialogue for what turns out to be her last film. Thu.Fri., Wed.: pm; Sat.:  and pm; Sun.: pm. New Vic,  W. Victoria St. $-$. Call - or visit Read more on p. .

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features the life story of basketball sensation Jeremy Lin and the “Linsanity” frenzy that built as his basketball career took off. pm. Alhecama Theatre,  Santa Barbara St. Free-$. Call - or visit

/: Linsanity  Part of S.B. Trust for Historic Preservation’s Asian American Film Series, Linsanity

/: The Gold Rush  This Charlie Chaplin’s slapstick masterpiece features a prospector searching

FRIDAY 7/18 /: Cinder Jean and Robert Thomas  These musicians merge blues originals and Hawaiian slack-key guitar to create a unique harmony so pleasant you may stand up and dance a slow hula. -pm. Carr Winery,  N. Salsipuedes St. Free. Call - or visit /: Jan-Philipp Sendker  This author will sign her newest novel, A Well-Tempered Heart, featuring Julia, a wealthy, professional female who starts to ask herself some life questions: Why do you live alone? To whom do you feel close? What do you want in life? pm. Chaucer’s Books,  State

/-/, /: PCPA Presents Oklahoma!  Who will farm girl Laurey choose, the boisterous and handsome cowboy Curley or the menacing farmhand Jud? Even though it’s obvious, the journey that is Oklahoma!, with its integration of Rodgers and Hammerstein songs like “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’,” “People Will Say We’re In Love,” and “The Surrey With the Fringe on Top” and heartfelt storyline, will have you singing “everything’s going my way” after the show. Shows through July . Thu.-Fri.: pm. Sat.: : and pm; Sun., Wed.: :pm. Marian Theatre,  S. College Dr., Santa Maria. $.$.. Call - or visit

for fortune in Alaska during the Klondike Gold Rush who later discovers romance. Bring blankets, a picnic, and friends for this work of heartwarming hilarity. :pm. S.B. County Courthouse Sunken Gardens,  Anacapa St. Free. Call - or visit artsandlectures /: La Castañeda  The six members of the this alternative pop/rock band, which takes its name from a psychiatric hospital in Mexico City, has been together for over  years and will be singing songs from all seven albums, including their new one, La Otra Llama (The Other Flame). pm. Velvet Jones,  State St. $. Ages +. Call - or visit


/-/: Into the Woods  Showstoppers Musical Theatre Youth Ensemble will perform James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim’s fractured musical fairy tale with a witch that raps, a reluctant Cinderella, a baker and his wife who have been cursed with childlessness, and many other enchanted characters. This show is about wishes, dreams, heartache, and not being afraid to venture into the woods. pm. La Colina Junior High Auditorium,  Foothill Rd. $-$. Call -.



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/-/: Ghetto  DIJO Productions presents this play based on true events about residents of a wartime Jewish ghetto who entertained the Nazis in exchange for their lives. This play will contain adult themes, gun fires, and loud noises. Shows through August . Fri.-Sat.: pm; Sun: pm. Center Stage Theater, Paseo Nuevo Center, Chapala St. and De la Guerra St. $-$. Call - or visit /: Area   Playing funk, soul, and R&B jams from the ’s to the ’s, Area  blends harmonies and beats that will force you to get up and dance, so be prepared to move and groove. :pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club,  State St. $. Ages +. Call - or visit

SATURDAY 7/19 /: Concerto Night  Highly anticipated performances by winners of the  Music Academy of the West Concerto Competition will open this program with Tchaikovsky’s powerful and majestic Fifth Symphony. pm. Granada Theatre,  State St. $-$. Call - or visit

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/: Even the Rain  In this film starring Gael García Bernal, a filmmaker travels to Bolivia to make a revisionist film about

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GAME OF THE WEEK / /-/: Baseball: Pacific Union Fi Financial Capitalists at Santa Barbara F The Foresters (- overall, Foresters - in league as of press time) enter the final  games of the regular season with a four-game lead over the rival San w LLuis Obispo Blues in the Central Division of the California Collegiate League. The homestretch includes a pair of weekend hom series. Th series The PUF Caps, based in the Bay Area, are a team of elite -and-under players, all of whom are entering Division I colleges on baseball scholarships in the fall. Maturing college players make up the Foresters’ roster. They placed  of them in Wednesday’s (/) CCL All-Star Game in Compton. Among them are pitching ace Andrew Lantrip (-) of Houston; speedy leadoff man Colt Atwood of Sam Houston State; and a pair of Appalachian State sluggers, third baseman Dillon Dobson and outfielder Jaylin Davis. Fri.: :pm; Sat.: pm; Sun.: pm. Caesar Uyesaka Stadium, UCSB (parking fees apply). $-$. Visit Christopher Columbus’s conquest of the Americas and how the Spanish treated the native peoples. A discussion will follow the screening. -pm. Institute of World Culture,  Chapala St. $ donation. Call - or visit

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/: S.B. th Annual Fermentation Festival  This festival celebrates the art of making traditionally fermented foods and beverages such as kimchi, kombucha, beer, sauerkraut, and wine and will empower attendees to make these foods at home. First, come learn the history, benefits, and how-tos of fermented food, and then stay as the farm turns into a Farm-toBar Happy Hour. Festival: am-pm; Farm-to-Bar Happy Hour: -pm. Fairview Gardens,  N. Fairview Ave., Goleta. Free-$. Call - or visit Read more on p. .

/: Ted Russell Kamp + Coby Brown  Ted Russell Kamp, an American singer/ songwriter active in country music and Southern rock, will perform in the Sings like Hell series. This night will also feature Coby Brown, whose lyrics explore moments of departure and the familiar becoming unrecognizable, hence his new record name, French Exit. pm. Lobero Theatre,  E. Canon Perdido St. $. Call - or visit /: Laurel Braitman  This author will read and sign her new book, Animal Madness: How Anxious Dogs, Compulsive Parrots, and Elephants in Recovery Help Us Understand Ourselves. -pm. Tecolote Book Shop,  E. Valley Rd. Free. Call -.


/: Psychic Blues, and How I Got Them  Pseudoscience critic and author Mark Edward, who posed as a “professional psychic,” will debunk spiritualism and demonstrate how psychics and mediums fake their paranormal powers. pm. Patio Rm., Vista Del Monte Retirement Community,  Modoc Rd. $-$. Call - or visit



/: Creek Critters  As part of the Summer Garden Exploration Series, this event will focus on insects and other small creatures that live in Mission Creek, offering a firsthand look at the creek bed that runs through the Garden. Wear shoes that can get wet. am. S.B. Botanic Garden,  Mission Canyon Rd. $$. Call - or visit sbbg .org/classes-events.

/: Blondes vs. Brunettes Santa Barbara  Firestone Walker Brewing Co. presents this game of powder puff flag football with captains Kiersten Hess of team blonde and Breanna Czenczelewski of team brunette helping raise awareness and funds for the Alzheimer’s Association, California Central Chapter. There will be a kids’ zone with games, face painting, and more fun activities, and kids get in for free! Tailgate: am; Kickoff: :pm. S.B. Polo & Racquet Club,  Foothill Rd., Carpinteria. Free-$ donation. Call - or visit

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/: S.B. County Frack Back Music Festival  Join for a day of music reverie, fundraising, and community education on the risks of extreme oil extraction in S.B. County. The festival features six awesome bands with an all-star headlining act that includes former members of Chicago, Black Crowes, America, and Oingo Boingo, as well as speakers, foods, drinks, and more. All proceeds benefit Vote Yes on Measure P to protect our water, air, and land. Noon-pm. Paradise Store,  Paradise Rd. $-$. Call - or visit Heather Reid, formerly one half of the duo The Murmurs, will open the show, singing songs from her new album, Cross Words. pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club,  State St. $-$. Call - or visit Read more on p. . /: West Wind Public Market  “I’m gonna pop some tags. Only got  dollars in my pocket …” Find everything you need for your home and family at incredible prices with more than  vendors and merchants offering produce, clothing, tools, treasures, and more. Ongoing every Sunday. am-pm. West Wind Drive-in Theater,  S. Kellogg Ave., Goleta. Free-$.. Call - or visit /: Benise This musician showcases classic songs from Led Zeppelin, Queen, Bach, and The Eagles and marries them with Spanish guitar and dance. Benise’s love of guitar and rock brings a fierce intensity to these new interpretations of his favorite classic anthems. pm. Granada Theatre,  State St. $-$. Call - or visit 

/: Teddy Steinkellner  Author Teddy Steinkeller will sign his new book, Trash Can Nights, where Jake Schwartz is back at San Paulo Junior High (based on S.B. Junior High) in a story that is as funny as it is heartbreaking, with epic dance-offs, sleepover secrets, a life-changing spin-thebottle session, and lots of cats. pm. Chaucer’s Books,  State

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MONDAY 7/21 /: The Paisley Summer Tour: Vince Staples, The Audio Push & Skeme  Vince Staples will rap his truth, which stems from living in impoverished circumstances, while the Inland Empire’s Oktane and Price Tag of Audio Push showcase the “jerk” movement (’s ska mixed with rapid skipping, squatting, and popping movements). Also performing is Skeme, who says his “songs are filled with the truths and stories of his environment, real life without the gimmicks.” pm. Velvet Jones,  State St. $$. Call - or visit /, /: Learn to Swing Dance  On Mondays, the Lindy Circle offers lessons followed by an hour of open dance to practice and social dance. Each lesson is designed to be progressive, building off a foundation of fundamentals that everyone needs so no partner or experience is necessary. Every Wednesday night, practice the Lindy, Balboa, and Charleston to a deejay. Mon: Balboa, pm; Beginner eightcount Lindy Hop, pm; Open Dance Practice, pm. Goleta Valley Community Ctr.,  Hollister Ave., Goleta. $ membership every quarter. Wed.: Weeknight Swing: :-:pm.





























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/-/: Young Writers’ Summer Workshop � Come and join four fun sessions all about the art and craft of using words to express yourself creatively. Registration is required. th-th grades: amnoon; th-th grades: -pm. Solvang Library,  Mission Dr., Solvang. Free. Call -, email solvanglibrary@santabarbaraca .gov, or visit /: Tuesdays at  � Music Academy of the West presents James Gaffigan conducting a faculty sinfonietta (small symphony orchestra). The program will include Debussy/Sachs, Hough, and Mahler/Klaus Simon. pm. Lobero Theatre,  E. Canon Perdido St. $. Call - or visit

/: Swazzle Puppet Company Presents BARK the Robot Dog � Dedicated to the art of live puppetry, Swazzle Puppet Company will present a comical story with funny and furry friends that will take young readers on an adventure. :am; Eastside Library,  E. Montecito St.; -. -pm; Goleta Library,  N. Fairview Ave., Goleta; -. Free. Visit /: Magnificent Moth Party � Did you know that moths are important pollinators, they outnumber butterflies by more than  to , and there are more than , species in the U.S.? Come learn and explore the museum grounds for moths and other nocturnal animals. Wear appropriate shoes, and bring a flashlight. Dessert refreshments will be provided. This event is not appropriate for young children. -pm. S.B. Museum of Natural History,  Puesta del Sol. $-$. Call - or visit COURTESY

/: Lisa See � Join national best-selling author Lisa See as she signs China Dolls, the story of three young women who become fast friends, relying on one another through unexpected challenges, shifting fortunes, and the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor only to have paranoia and suspicion threaten to destroy their lives. pm. Chaucer’s Books,  State


this solo acoustic show with a balladeer’s voice that will stay with you even after he’s left the stage. Opening the show will be Sister Speak, who combine vocals with rootsy guitar stylings and percussive beats. :pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club,  State St. $$. Call - or visit sohosb .com.

/: Polka Dot Alley � This documentary follows dancers ages - from Santa Barbara’s own Linda Vega Dance Studio on a journey filled with practice, passion, and tears, culminating in the historic Old Spanish Days Fiesta, where only one dancer will be awarded the title of Junior Spirit of Fiesta. :pm. Lobero Theatre,  E. Canon Perdido St. $. Call - or visit

/: Art From Scrap Workshop: Sea Creature Masks � Here is a perfect way to spend a summer afternoon and create a mask of a sea creature that is real or imagined to wear or hang as art. Children under  must be accompanied by an adult. pm. Art From Scrap,  E. Cota St. $. Call - or visit /: Henry Kapono and Sister Speak � Take a musical trip to the islands of Hawai‘i as you listen to Henry Kapono play

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I demand hard work from my feet — I stuff them into unventilated shoes, force them to hang out in high heels, fling them unshod at kickboxing bags. So when I was invited for some pampering at TropiCali salon (22 Anacapa St., 729-7393), I jumped at the chance to thank my hooves with a pedicure. TropiCali is a full-service salon in the Funk Zone, owned by esthetician Michelle Davis, who does facials, waxing, and tanning; she rents space to nail expert Tammy Garcia and hairstylist Taryn Bazzell. It’s a simpatico trio, each bringing their specialty — and humor — to the place. For Davis, the salon’s location is also key — she’d long envisioned owning a shop on Cabrillo Boulevard, which epitomizes Santa Barbara’s get-away-from-it-all atmosphere. TropiCali shares a building with Municipal Winery and is a stone’s throw from sand and surf. “I’m a California native, a beach girl,” said Davis. “I wanted

people to feel like every time they come in it’s kind of like being on vacation. The surf vibe, the skater vibe, it just makes me feel at peace and happy, and that’s what I wanted my everyday environment to relate to other people, as well.” With a nod to equatorial décor — think an enclosed lanai atmosphere with high ceilings and an airy feel — TropiCali succeeds in creating a relaxing environment. Davis opened the business three years ago with longtime Santa Barbara fashionista Jill Johnson. However, six months into the venture, Johnson chose to leave. “[She] decided she didn’t want to be in Santa Barbara anymore and ended up moving to Hawai‘i,” Davis explained. “That was traumatic for me because she basically gave me a one-month notice. But I ended up turning it around.” With no foot traffic to speak of, TropiCali succeeds by word-of-mouth recommendation. “I’ve been in town for about 12 or 13 years doing my esthetician work,” said Davis. “Customer service is my main concern.” So when she decided to start her own shop — she worked previously at Camille’s, Mira Bella, and 19 Blue — her clients followed her. “They said we love you, we don’t care where you go, we know you are going to be a success,” she said. Three years in, and TropiCali is going strong, which isn’t surprising considering the charming atmosphere and expert treatments. But don’t take my word for it: Go see for yourself — your feet will thank you. — Michelle Drown PRIMPIN’ BY THE SEA: (from left) Hair stylist Taryn Bazzell, TropiCali owner Michelle Davis (center), and nail artist Tammy Garcia.


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Which famous actor of Westerns wore a toupée? ❏ John Wayne ❏ Lorne Greene ❏ Chuck Connors Which English Queen was known for her red wig? ❏ Mary, Queen of Scots ❏ Elizabeth I ❏ Queen Victoria What color powder did 18th-century European women put on their hair? ❏ White ❏ Lavender ❏ Gray


answers: . John Wayne; . Elizabeth I; Gray.

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A lady could get used to this: You come home on a Friday night after a long week, put on sweatpants, and spend the next two hours getting massaged and mani-pedi-ed, all in the comfort of your home. That’s the lucky situation this reporter found herself in one recent evening. Exhausted from the past 40 hours of work but excited for the next 48 of play, I found that some time spent having my keyboard-induced hunched shoulders un-kinked and my chipped nails re-polished was the perfect transition from workweek to weekend. The lady to thank for all that at-home pampering is Dani Piola, the founder of Zen Diva Spa, a Santa Barbara company that brings the spa to you. The concept came to her, Piola said, when she realized how unrelaxing the post-spa drive home can be. And Piola makes every effort — and succeeds — at making you feel at home in your home when a stranger is there, knowing the right mix of chatty and quiet. To start, she politely refuses to let you help her haul her massage table, towels, and nail supplies into your house, instead insisting that you sit back and mellow out. Piola is quick to set up the table and let you lie down, where — after she gets a feel for how much (or little) pressure you want — you will quickly doze off to the soft sounds of new agey music she plays. An hour later, you’ll wake up, muscles melted, and move over to your couch for your manicure and pedicure. Piola offers many nail polish colors to choose from, as well as a bevy of scented lotions — try the coconut — to make the experience relaxing for your nose, too. To please her clients who may balk at long lists of chemicals, Piola relies on mostly natural, organic, and locally made products (minus the nail-polish remover). And she doesn’t reuse the nail supplies (file, clippers, and pumice stone), letting the client keep them for touch-ups. But the best part of the experience comes, as Piola envisioned when she started the company, at the end, when you can walk to your bed and go to sleep and start dreaming — as this reporter did — of the weekend. For more information, visit — Lyz Hoffman

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The Eye Doctor Can See You Now!

living | Starshine

Wife-Carrying: An Actual Sport

H Welcome to the NEW Sansum Clinic Eye Center The Sansum Clinic Eye Center provides a full spectrum

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of your entire family. Our Eye Center is the only center of its kind in the region – uniting a team of boardcertified eye care experts to meet the needs of patients ranging from infants to senior citizens. The Eye Center provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment for all eye and vision disorders and offers the most advanced procedures in our new state-ofthe-art eye care and surgery center.

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The Sansum Clinic Eye Center is part of the Sansum Clinic Medical and Surgical Center, our new advanced patient care facility located at 4151 Foothill Road in Santa Barbara. The new center has two buildings consisting of 60,000 square feet of medical office space and surgical facilities offering the latest treatments, equipment and technology. By the end of summer 2014, the following departments will also be located at 4151 Foothill Road –

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er thighs are clamped around his neck and her arms clutch urgently at his waist but it’s not what you think. In fact, it’s nothing you’ve ever thought about before. It’s the preposterous sport of wife-carrying, in which overconfident men race through a short obstacle course while toting their dead-weight spouses on their backs or shoulders. Lady-laden, the athletes wobble over logs or hay bales, slog through shallow pools, and stagger across the finish line as hundreds of strangers hoot from the sidelines. The grand prize: The missus’s weight in beer. Plus $5 for each pound she weighs. Plus the head-shaking befuddlement of most other humans. Wife-carrying originated in Finland a mere 19 years ago, which means we can’t pass it off as the quaint hobby of eccentric ancients; my marriage is older than this sport, people. Fans mumble something about it harking back to the bad habits of Finnish bandits who abducted women from their villages and claimed them as wives — but Finland also hosts the world championships for Air Guitar and Mobile Phone Throwing, so I think it’s safe to assume the Finns just like silly stuff. Annual wife-carrying competitions are now held in Australia and Hong Kong, and even here in the U.S. A police officer and his wife stumbled to victory just this month in Wisconsin with a race time of 60 seconds — which, he said, was the longest minute of his life, and his cargo weighed only 103 pounds. The rules aren’t rigid. Couples needn’t actually be married. They needn’t be male-female. And the runner can carry by Starshine the passenger any which way: piggy back, sack o’ potatoes, wrapped around both shoulders like a wriggling Homo sapiens pashmina. Most popular is the filthyemail: looking “Estonian” method; she dangles down his back, facing his butt, as he holds onto her knees. (My kingdom for an illustration right about now.) It’s not pretty. It’s probably not sanitary. And there’s something unsettling about a game in which women serve as nothing more than bunsin-the-air burdens. And yet … dang it, I can’t help seeing the poetry in this peculiar pastime — and recognizing unmistakably the relationship that it symbolizes and celebrates. Sure, I’m a feminist, but I’m also woman enough to admit that my husband does his share of heavy lifting in our alliance, and that bounding through life with me … well, it can be a schlep. My guy isn’t burly, and I haven’t weighed 103 pounds since I was 12, but I’m here to tell you that if he weren’t constantly hoisting me over the sludge of life — ferrying me through bad days and lousy months, shouldering my fears and freaky frets, buoying me above the muck of my own occasionally subversive mind — well, I’d be losing this race big-time. While he occasionally buckles a bit under the strain of me (he had to come in and fix my computer twice as I was typing this), he never drops me. Even when he really wants me off his back. (The support goes both ways, of course. I think a husband-pulling competition could be very popular. Most wives I know have to tow their partners to social gatherings, yank them toward the gym, and drag them whining and whimpering to the general practitioner.) It turns out the North American Wife Carrying Championships take place in Maine this October — the very same state, in the very same month, that my fella and I honeymooned 20 years ago. So we practiced last night to see if we had a shot at the title. I climbed onto his back, Estonian-style, and he trotted around the backyard dauntlessly while I screamed and laughed until I couldn’t breathe. I am actually kind of pissed that my neighbors didn’t call the cops; it sounded like I was being abducted by Finnish bandits. So I think we’ll celebrate our anniversary elsewhere. But it’s good to know after all these years that he can still bear me.

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Starshine Roshell is the author of Broad Assumptions.

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Heroics on the Field and Off Santa Barbara Football Coach Sam Cathcart Turns 90, Tells Stories of His Life in Sports and WWII



efore covering a Santa Barbara High football game in 1968, I wrote up a preview that made the Dons sound like a junior version of the Green Bay Packers. Sam Cathcart was not too happy about that. The Dons’ crusty coach chewed me out over the telephone.“I’d be very happy to win by one point,” he declared. That night, nothing went right for Santa Barbara. The visiting Simi Valley team capitalized on turnovers to score a big upset, 7-6. Approaching the coaches’ office after the game, I saw Cathcart through the window, smashing his clipboard against a desk. I did an about-face and wrote my story without any post-game quotes. Thanks to my becoming wiser in a hurry, Coach Cathcart and I got along okay after that, and when he retired as the head coach after 19 seasons, he had compiled a record of 143-56-9 and led the Dons to 10 league championships. His great 1960 team, which won the CIF -A title, still gathers for periodic reunions. Cathcart turned 90 on July 7. He is holding up rather well, considering he had a cancerous bladder and kidney removed not long ago. In a voice that has lost most of its gravel, he recently reminisced about his life, including an episode that many men of his vintage are reluctant to recall — the time he faced death and destruction in World War II. “They called us the Diaper Division,” Cathcart said of the 75th Infantry Division that was training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, 70 years ago.“We were all so young.” Yet the army could not have drafted a fitter young man than Cathcart, an all-around athlete at Long Beach Poly High and Long Beach City College. His family had migrated west from Canute, Oklahoma, when he was 3 years old. Scott Cathcart, one of Sam’s three sons, recalled watching the movie The Grapes of Wrath and remarking to his father,“This must really be a reminder of the way it was when Grandpa brought you guys to California.” Sam’s reply: “Hell, no … my Dad sold the farm, he had a plan, and he got a job right after we got here. You know, when the Okies came to California for the oil jobs, all the dumb Okies went to Bakersfield, and all the smart Okies went to Long Beach.” It was near Omaha Beach on the coast of France where the men of the 75th landed in mid-November of 1944. They walked across the sands that were bloodstained on D-Day several months earlier. They were supposed to be an occupational force, but the anticipated surrender of the Germans was months off. Instead, they were thrown into the Battle of the Bulge, some of the bloodiest fighting of the war in the freezing Ardennes. “Too many bright young kids died,” said Cathcart, who had attained the rank of sergeant and become a squad leader. “Even if you watch your step, sometimes there’s not much you can do about it. I figured I was one of the quickest ones, the wittiest ones. I was always alert. Some guys don’t do what they’re supposed to do. That’s why they get killed.” Cathcart managed to send off letters to Susan CurryCathcart, his high school sweetheart whom he married during a furlough on May 8, 1944.“I’d write,‘Hi, I’m still here’ — but I couldn’t say where,” he said.“‘Had beans for supper.’ ” He had his closest brush with death on February 4, 1945, when his company advanced on the walled town of Wolfgantzen in the Colmar Pocket of France. A furious German barrage stalled the attack.“I never heard so much racket in my life — small arms, machine guns, bazookas,” he said.“It was boom-boom-boom. There was a tank behind me, and he wasn’t going to move until we did something. I decided to go


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OUR MAN SAM: Sam Cathcart (#83) takes flight during a 1950 NFL game between his San Francisco 49ers and the Cleveland Browns (above). Cathcart, who recently celebrated his 90th birthday (right), left pro football for a job at Santa Barbara High, where he was the head coach for 19 seasons.

after the machine gun that was doing most of the damage. I jumped into the machine-gun nest and started battling the four guys in there.” In the chaos that followed, the Germans were overcome, but Cathcart was wounded when metal fragments from a tank explosion tore into his right arm. He carried a more gravely wounded soldier to the safety of a farmhouse. Later, he learned that the young man had died.“That was the worst thing,” said Cathcart, who was awarded a Silver Star for his valor that day. The American soldiers were deep into Germany on May 8, 1945 — V-E Day and Cathcart’s first wedding anniversary. “We drank champagne and stuff we’d saved for the occasion,” he said. During that summer, he ran the hurdles in the GI Olympics, a track-and-field meet hosted by General George Patton in Nuremberg. He came home early in 1946 with a broken ankle sustained in an army football practice.“I got out of the hospital in Van Nuys and hiked down Sepulveda to Long Beach,” he said. He looked around the area for a college to attend on the GI Bill, and that fall he and several friends arrived at UCSB (then known as Santa Barbara State College and located on the Riviera). “We were PE majors, and we all graduated and became good teachers, principals, and coaches,” he said. Cathcart excelled at three sports — football, boxing, and track and field — and is in the Gaucho Athletic Hall of Fame. The football team, which practiced on a field off Foothill Road (site of the Tennis Club) and played games at La Playa Stadium, went 7-12-1 during the seasons 1946-47-48, but 6-0 against rivals Cal Poly and UC Davis. Cathcart’s prowess earned him a tryout with the San Francisco ers. He made the squad and played for three seasons, 1949, 1950, and 1952 (he served as a U.S. Army Reserve officer during the Korean War in 1951). “Pro ball was fun,” he said. “We didn’t have any classes to go to. I never missed a game or a practice.” He fought for yardage as an offensive halfback,

intercepted seven passes on defense, and returned punts and kickoffs.“I hit the hole real good,” he said,“but I wasn’t quite fast enough to break it.” Neither was he paid enough to make it with a growing family, so when an opportunity arose for him to take a teaching and coaching position at Santa Barbara High, he hung up his uniform. The Dons football team was the pride of Santa Barbara when the combat veteran became head coach in 1955. Even though he knew it was just a game, he took his job as seriously as if he were leading troops into enemy fire. When he sensed danger, he did not want a numbskull sports writer making his boys complacent. Sam Cathcart, the lone surviving family member of his generation (Susan passed away in 2012, his younger brother, Royal, a year later), celebrated his birthday with his three sons, daughter, and grandchildren. According to the website, he is one of 64 former NFL players over the age of 90. He still lives in the Riviera home that was rebuilt after being destroyed in the Sycamore Fire of 1977. Many mementoes were turned into ashes, but there is a fresh new one — the replica of an engraved brick that will be on display in the new ers stadium in Santa Clara. The six-line inscription provided by his family, ending with a term of endearment, reads: “To Our Favorite / er Alum #83 / Sam Cathcart / 1949-1952 / We Love You / Bop.” For more sports, including a weekly highlight schedule, see July 17, 2014



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Fresh off the Lips of Santa Barbara County’s Pioneering Winemaker


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were making that pinot now, no one would MORE hose who don’t bow to Byron Kent Brown ever come here.” FOOD don’t respect the history of Santa Barbara wine SEE P. 61 On his expectations of the region way country. back when: In the late 1970s and early ’80s, Ken Brown, as he’s more commonly known, was the founding winemaker of Zaca Mesa Win- Brown would have a monthly potluck with pioery in 1977, designing the winery, testing which grape varietals neers like Richard Sanford, Michael Benedict, Tony Austin, Rick Longoria, Fred Brander, and others.“We were just blown worked in this climate, planting the county’s first syrah vines, away by how good the wines were turning out,” he recalled, and hiring, among other would-be luminaries, Jim Clen“but I don’t think any of us denen (of Au Bon Climat), visualized how big the wine Bob Lindquist (of Qupé), and industry would get.” Adam Tolmach (of The Ojai Vineyard). In 1984, he started On working for Zaca Mesa Byron Winery in the Santa owner Marshall Ream of Maria Valley, which he smartly ARCO Oil and his board of sold to the Mondavi family in directors: “His cronies were 1990, and then stayed onboard all the presidents and CEOs of to experiment with the grapethe major oil companies,” said growing techniques that now Brown, who recalled the group dominate the regional winesbeing called the “dream board” cape. In 2003, to settle down a by a magazine one year.“But bit and get back to more intithey were major power brokers mate winemaking, he and his with huge egos.” Brown wanted wife, Deborah Brown, founded the first phase of the winery to Ken Brown Wines, which he be the last phase; they wanted now runs from a tasting room to grow and grow. on Highway  in Buellton. In anticipation of his starOn selling Byron Winery to ring role at the upcoming the Mondavis in 1990: “That Food & Wine Safari Supper was my very best wine-selling Club on July 23 at The BiltFOUR DECADES ON VINE: Ken Brown ditched his dad’s real estate business to study grapegrowing and day.” more — $110 for a five-course, winemaking at Fresno State in 1974 and then helped wine-paired meal prepared start Zaca Mesa Winery in 1977. On their nearly decade-long by Four Seasons chefs Alesgrape-growing experisandro Cartumini and Grant ment: “I wanted to make decisions based on reality rather Macdonald — I met Brown at his tasting room to talk about than wishful thinking,” said Brown, who planted 17 acres of his past and taste wines of the present. Here are some of my varying clones, rootstocks, trellis systems, orientations, and favorite Ken Brown thoughts and memories. other variables. “Almost all of the vineyards in Santa Barbara On college at the University of Oregon: Brown was “too County are planted in one direction because of the research active in the frat life,” so he did his last two years of business we did.” and finance studies at Linfield College. On diving into Napa and Sonoma wines in the ’70s: “I

got to know almost every winemaker,” said Brown, who spent eight years after college working in the “real world” for IBM and his real estate developer dad in Sacramento before going to Fresno State to study wine as a grad student in 1974.“I was a real nerd.”

On studying both winemaking and grape growing at Fresno State: “I felt I had to go out the back door and sneak

between the two buildings,” said Brown, whose blending of the two fields was rare. “It was so strange.”

On working with first-growth grapes at Zaca Mesa and Firestone: “My job was to see whether they had commercial

potential. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but I think we’ve proved the point.”

On which grapes worked — and which didn’t: “The riesling, chardonnay, and pinot noir were all showing well in the first year. The cab was terrible.” On that pinot then and pinot now: “In the old Wine Spectator, it would have ranked as one of the best, but if we

On splitting off from Byron to start Ken Brown Wines:

“It was very friendly.”

On blending the Santa Maria Valley with Sta. Rita Hills fruit: “They’re really different, but it’s like hand-

in-glove,” said Brown, who produces both single vineyard pinots as well as a county blend of these two regions, among chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, syrah, and vin gris. “There’s so much synergy.” On his choice to become a winemaker: “If I was still in real estate, I don’t think I’d be as excited about waking up every morning.”


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h SSanta he anta Barbara Fermenta Fermentation tion i Festival doesn doesn’t just brew up bacteria for our health and taste buds. It’s also the breeding ground for new businesses, one of which will have a very splashy debut at the fourth annual event on July 19, serving as the fest’s official condiment station while also enhancing the dishes of both Sama Sama and Nimita’s that day. Welcome to Cultured & Saucy, the long-brewing idea of sisters Lauren Temkin (above right) and Simone Temkin-Wilcox (above left). The two — who first turned to fermentation for the prebiotic and probiotic benefits and to avoid food allergies — use what looks like a home-brewing setup, in which the fermenting food, be it onions or citrus or garlic, sits in a carboy with a bubbler atop. Natural yeasts ferment the food in this anaerobic process, essentially intensifying all that’s good in the fruit or vegetable to begin with. “It’s so addictive,” Simone said. “Now we really don’t season our food: We just open the jars and mix and match.” Those jars now include such ’round-the-world flavors as Bombay Curry Chutney, Dill Dijon Mustard, Mandarin 5 Spice Chutney, Moroccan Saffron Relish (“technically chermoula,” said Simone, “but not enough people know what that is”), Sabrosa Salsa, and Herbes de Provence Relish. A little bit goes a long way, as the sauces can spice up a piece of fish or cheese, or punch up mayo for aioli or oil for a dressing, much like a nice vinegar. Lauren likes to think back to the day she threw some of their curry chutney on an otherwise un-spiced batch of rice and red lentils. “It was so good,” she recalled. “That was the moment for me — that something so tasteless on its own could be so good.” Though fresh on the foodie scene, Cultured & Saucy has been cooking for some time. The Temkins even changed the name, from Cultured Cuisine to Cultured & Saucy, once they refined their fermented product line. “The original line would have been $15 a jar,” said Lauren. “So we had to work to come up with a good product at a reasonable price, and that took months.” Today, those six stimulating sauces are now just $8 a jar, and they’ve also added prime essential oils and their own Himalayan pink salt that boasts 84 minerals. And the crowds are digging it, especially at a recent tasting event. “People went ape-shit for us,” said Lauren. “They were dragging people over to our table.” Added Simone, “People made us make little sample cups so they could take it home that night.” Just remember, warned Lauren, to keep that live bacteria in the fridge. — George Yatchisin


The 2014 Santa Barbara Fermentation Festival, featuring Cultured & Saucy ( among many other purveyors, is Saturday, July 19, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., at Fairview Gardens in Goleta. See July 17, 2014




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Concertos performed by Music Academy Competition Winners Mozart: Horn Concerto No. 2 Walton: Violin Concerto – First Movement Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2 – Second and Third Movements Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 40


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Festival Orchestra Alan Gilbert conductor

Academy Festival Orchestra James Gaffigan conductor Thomas Adès conductor David Paul director Marilyn Horne voice program director Ives: Variations on “America”



Adès: Chamber Symphony Schoenberg: Chamber Symphony No. 1 Schubert: Symphony No. 2

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f it’s true that a person’s behavior is a product of their environment, the recent resurgence of West Coast hip-hop has proved to be fertile soil for the growth of Long Beach emcee Vince Staples. Y Before rapping, Staples was a trouble-prone student, cycling through six different schools. When asked, the traditionally hoodie-clad Staples remains somewhat vague about his life before he moved in with Odd Future producer Syd tha Kyd after getting kicked out of his house. Years later, Staples still associates closely with members of the skateboarding art collective, most notably with Earl Sweatshirt (to whom many critics have drawn hasty comparisons), though Staples’s relationship to Odd Future leader Tyler, The Creator is notoriously chilly. A verse on Earl’s critically heralded 2010 release Earl served as Staples’s formal introduction to listeners abroad. Staples’s straightforward, nonchalant fluidity and callous lyrical dexterity stand out, even in the company of the revered Earl, an impressive start to a career that’s still in its infant stages. Since 2010, Staples has worked with the a wide range of newly minted Los Angeles– based emcees — including features with everyone from YG to Top Dawg Entertainment’s Ab-Soul and Schoolboy Q and more recent work with the up-and-coming Joey Fatts (who also hails from the L.B.C.) and Lakewood’s A$ton Matthews (the three of which form the


Matt Kivel’s Days of Being Wild makes heavy use of raw acoustic guitar and dreamy effects that are reminiscent of lazy days spent in the sun. The album — Kivel’s second solo affair — features a strippeddown lineup of guitar, bass, drums, and vocals, but the sound is beefed up through the creative use of delay, echo, and reverb effects. The result is an expansive and fluid musical environment, tied down rhythmically with a solid drum track. The music’s calming nature is almost daydream inducing, and

group Cutthroat Boyz). Pittsburgh’s seemingly always working Mac Miller served as a sort of industry Sherpa to Staples, even though the 21-year-old is famously wise beyond his years. Miller would produce Staples’s 2013 Stolen Youth mixtape (under the pseudonym Larry Fisherman) in his L.A. home studio, a communal hub where well-known producers and rappers tend to regularly “roll through.”

harmonies feature traditional folk chords and repeating riffs elaborated and elongated by layered guitar tracks. Late in the record, “You and I Only” opens with a folksy two-chord guitar part that calls to mind Neil Young. The tune’s groove is built up and enhanced with Kivel’s expressive vocals. One element that is key in defining Days’ texture and signature tone is Kivel’s voice, which waivers between breathy, emotional expressions and a craning falsetto. He cranks up the gain on “Open Road,” starting the song out with a grinding and biting guitar tone before clamoring tambourines drive the thing into alt-rock territory. Still, Kivel’s voice keeps the feeling wistful and elusive,

Subsequent features on Earl’s highly anticipated Doris would only further serve to raise Staples’s profile, and the discovery of his contract with Def Jam in the album’s linear notes set Internet circles abuzz. As Vince Staples’s profile and proficiency continue to grow, his verses have maintained the same floating rhythm and cool-as-a-cucumber inflection. He’s as likable and unassuming as a member of Odd Future, delivering lyrical content that speaks explicitly to the deeply troubling issues faced by the millions of disenfranchised American youths. In Staples, Los Angeles might have “IT” KID: Up-andcoming Long Beach found the somewhat rapper Vince Staples unnerving sum of headlines Velvet many of its parts — a Jones on Monday, skateboarding street July 21. rapper who won’t speak of his past (citing statute of limitations), selling merchandise emblazoned with images of super-soakers and water pistols. As far as the West Coast rap game goes, Staples is this summer’s golden boy. Vince Staples headlines Velvet Jones (423 State St.) on Monday, July 21, at 8 p.m. with The Audio Push and Skeme. For tickets and info, call 965-8676 or visit — Jake Blair

here and throughout Days of Being Wild’s 14 tracks. — Mitch Grimes



BRINGING GHETTO TO LIFE George Coe (left) and Jennifer Marco star in Ghetto.

Let no one fault Santa Barbara’s splendidly exuberant DIJO Productions Theatre Company for lack of ambition. From the people who brought us such outstanding historical dramas as Frost/Nixon and Inherit the Wind, and such exciting topical theater as  Angry Men and The Vagina Monologues, comes what has to be their most dramatic of big choices so far, the Israeli playwright Joshua Sobol’s epic play about the Holocaust, Ghetto. Set in Vilna, the DIJO THEATRE CO. REMEMBERS VILNA most culturally DURING WWII rich of the Jewish ghettos in Eastern Europe during World War II, the play dramatizes a real historical fact: the existence of a Jewish ghetto theater that held performances in Vilna from 1941, when Jews were first driven to the ghetto, until 1943, when all but a handful of the nearly 55,000 residents were either murdered or sent to the Polish death camps. Sobol’s play tells the story of this ghetto theater through the use of historical figures, period songs, and a variety of theatrical devices, including a ventriloquist and his truth-telling dummy. Music director Bill Waxman will play Srulik, the narrator, who is both the artistic director of the theater and the ventriloquist. Maya Mook plays the puppet, and she will be joined by many familiar figures, including her frequent collaborator Ed Giron, who is directing the show and will play Weiskopf, a deal-making pragmatist. Joe Beck and George Coe are on hand to play the bad guys, a Jewish overseer and a Nazi, respectively. Jerry Oshinsky, the producing hand behind the whole thing, will play Hermann Kruk, a socialist writer who has holed up in the ghetto’s library to write a chronicle of the war. A mix of satire, history, and of course horrible tragedy, the play features a singing character, Hayyah (Jennifer Marco), whose voice haunts the proceedings, and a sense of unreality that’s equally attributable to the theatricality of the script and the extraordinary drama of these historical events. Ghetto plays at Center Stage Theater Friday-Sunday, July 18-August 10. Call 963-0408 or visit for tickets and info. — Charles Donelan

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NATIONAL IMPACT Self Evident Truths. At the Santa Barbara Art Foundry, Friday, July 11. SAT JUL 19 1:30PM “ROMERIA DE VERANO”

A COMPAS & Linda Vega Dance Studio present an exciting afternoon of flamenco dance & live music, featuring the students of the Linda Vega Dance Studio & ¡FLAMENCO! Santa Barbara, our city’s young flamenco professionals. For more info & tickets please visit or call 805-963-0073. Don’t miss this annual experience of passionate dance & music for the entire family!

FRI JUL 25 6:00PM “PETER PAN” Gustafson Dance presents this shortened version of the

Broadway musical production featuring students ages 4-12 in their Dance Camp. They will sing, dance & act the story of Peter Pan behind a backdrop they have made & donned in costume accessories they have made. For more info & tickets please visit or call 805-563-3262 x1. This annual show is always fabulous!

NEXT MONTH FRI AUG 8 6:00PM “A BROADWAY CELEBRATION” Gustafson Dance presents this dance

concert performed by their Junior Intensive Dancers, ages 7-15, featuring ballet, tap, jazz & character dances from several different Broadway productions. For more info & tickets please visit or call 805-563-3262 x1. See you there!

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Reviewed by Nathan Vonk


n the spring of 2016, if all goes according to plan, an exhibition of 10,000 portrait photographs will go on display in the National Mall. There will be photos of people of all ages from all 50 states, from every cultural background and economic class. In fact, each of the subjects will be different in every way imaginable, with one exception: They will all identify themselves as something other than 100 percent straight. On Friday night in the Funk Zone, Santa Barbara got a preview of the disproportionately large part that it will play in this noble effort, with 93 local portraits from the Self Evident Truths campaign on view inside the Santa Barbara Art Foundry. The goal of this project is to humanize people who consider themselves part of the LGBT community to demonstrate to people who are not acquainted with this community that they are as diverse a group as any other. This is a fact that is already evident from the relatively small sampling of Santa Barbara photographs that were on display on Friday. The project was created by New York artist iO Tillett Wright, who admits that she has a tendency to think big. FAMILIAR FACES: Marissa (top) and Ronald Wright grew up in a family (below) were two of more than 90 Santa that allowed her to spend eight Barbarans who posed for photographer iO years of her youth pretending Tillett’s Self Evident Truths project. to be a boy and was similarly unshocked when she then decided to go back to being a girl at age 14. So, when Proposition 8 found its way onto California ballots in 2010, Wright was understandably shocked that the acceptance she had received from her parents was not shared by a large part of this country. She felt the need to mobilize to help spread understanding of the LGBT community to those who felt compelled to vote against it, and the Self Evident Truths project was born. Wright’s original goal of photographing 4,000 people in 25 cities across the country quickly ballooned as requests to be included poured in. As of Friday night, Wright had collected around 6,500 portraits, each taken in front of a simple black background. This commonality has the intended effect of emphasizing the vast array of disparate faces on display. While it is certainly the case that some of these photos depict people that would (proudly) have a hard time blending in at the Republican National Convention, it is also the case that the vast majority of subjects could be found in any city or town in the country, which is precisely the point. For viewers who might not be acquainted with someone who considers themselves part of the LGBT community, the photographs provide a nonthreatening way of looking into the face of these otherwise ordinary people. More photos were scheduled to be taken at the Pacific Pride Festival on Saturday, so Santa Barbara’s representation in the project will be much greater than the initial 93 that were on view Friday. The campaign will culminate with a march on Washington just before the next big national election, and if Wright gets her way, President Obama will speak at the event. It is an ambitious goal to be sure. And while it is hard to imagine what an installation of all 10,000 portraits will look like, it is certainly not hard to imagine an artist with Wright’s ■ drive and charisma pulling it off.


This is our law school. THE VACATIONERS: William Merritt Chase’s “Along the Path at Shinnecock” (c. 1902) depicts the artist’s family playing near their Southampton weekend home.


The Summer Impressionists, 2014. At Sullivan Goss, An American Gallery. Shows through September 27. Reviewed by Charles Donelan


mpressionism in painting is almost as easy to recognize as it is hard to define. We know the visual attributes — the emphasis on sensation, the disdain for finish, the visible brushstrokes calling our attention to the artist’s hand — but what, as a style, does impressionism mean? This excellent show offers a museum-quality introduction to impressionism’s predilections, assumptions, and underlying themes, all while celebrating the summer season and paying homage to the man who is arguably America’s most influential art teacher ever, William Merritt Chase. The first thing to know about impressionism subject-wise is that it’s usually moving away from conventional narrative paintings of the “conversation piece” variety. Although figures may be present and engaged in identifiable activities, as in Hamilton Hamilton’s “Stroll Through a Garden” (c. 1890) or Marguerite Stuber Pearson’s “Contemplation,” there’s no receiver of the action — these women are detached and absorbed in their own worlds. Wealthy collectors seeking to stock their plush drawing rooms with beautiful objects need look no further, as these impressionist women, ostentatiously free from all practical concerns, embody the leisure their spouses confer on them. American impressionist damsels of this period — approximately 1880-1915 — have lots of free time to read letters, as in Arthur Hazard’s “The Letter” (c. 1903), or even lay in hammocks and have their novels read to them by straw-boater-wearing beaus, as in “Reading Aloud,” an 1885 work by William Verplanck Birney. Indeed the ultimate symbol of having made it, circa 1900, was being able to afford a beach house that was far enough away from the city that during the week, only women and children are around. William Merritt Chase painted “Along the Path at Shinnecock” (c. 1902) at the height of both his powers as a painter and his success as an artist and a teacher. It shows his wife, Alice Gerson Chase, and his young children playing in the dunes along the shore in Southampton, New York, and implies the nearby presence of Chase’s recently built waterfront colonial home by famed New York architect Stanford White. Many of Chase’s best-known paintings date from this period — 1890-1905 — and portray some variation on the Shinnecock location. His large masterpiece “Idle Hours” (c. 1894), describes another scene of Alice and the kids on the same bluff, and the extraordinary “Ring Toss,” Chase’s brilliant retake of Diego Velazquez’s “Las Meninas,” was staged in the Shinnecock beach house studio. Like “Idle Hours,” “Along the Path at Shinnecock” seems designed to associate taking children to the beach on a summer afternoon with a pleasant sense of timelessness. To put it another way, there are several figures in “Along the Path at Shinnecock,” and not one of them is on it! For corroboration of this theory, look no further than Edward Potthast’s “A Timid Bather,” another of the show’s odes to summer as the season of vacation. There’s a fascinating Winslow Homer watercolor in the middle of all this — a painting that may be more interesting for what it foreshadows than for what it discloses.“In Autumn Woods” (c. 1877) dates from the decade following Homer’s first trip abroad, which took him to Paris and exposed him to French impressionism firsthand. The figure is a peasant woman who wears a ragged apron as she clings to a tree. It’s difficult to know what is happening here other than that falling leaves animate the background. Is she shaking them loose? One thing, however, is certain: This suggestive little picture looks forward to a later moment when the artist will portray a solitary peasant woman in the foreground of another scene — the roiling whitewater of his famous late-period seascape “The Gale.” Are we heading back to the beach? ■

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Looped, presented by the Ensemble Theatre Company. At the New Vic, Sunday, July 13. Shows through July 27.

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PLAYBACK: Jon Levenson (left), Diane Louise Salinger (center), and Brian Harwell (right) star in Looped.


atthew Lombardo’s eye was keen when he latched onto bad-girl actress Tallulah Bankhead and the true story of a studio dubbing session for her last film, Die! Die! My Darling! (1965). What should have taken a few minutes — the re-recording of a single line — dragged on for an entire day as the flamboyant, coarse, and obstructionist Bankhead grabbed the reigns and steered the session into every possible detour and delay. The two studio employees, straight-laced film editor Danny Miller and matter-of-fact soundman Steve, were left cornered with hardly a chair to fend off the tigress. And so stretch the hours of cat and mouse: the company men pushing to wrap-up their day, the tyrannical star answering to no one. The personality clash between Miller and Bankhead constitutes Lombardo’s play’s chief dramatic tension, and the casting of Diane Louise Salinger and Jon Levenson is winning here. Bankhead’s are big shoes to fill, and Salinger steps into the stilettos convincingly, giving a captivating performance as the hasbeen who doesn’t know how to stop acting. But more, Salinger knows how to keep us guessing by blurring the line between Bankhead’s method and mania, a guardedness that hides in the open behind a façade of candidness. One of the marvels of Levenson’s playing of Miller is the long arc of his slow-burning fuse. When Bankhead finally strikes gold in her digs for emotional reality and Miller erupts, the relief is visceral. Brian Harwell adds just enough straight talk in his supporting role as Steve to balance out and buffer the exaggerated leads. The marvel with Looped is the way it turns this one incident — a few hours in a Los Angeles sound studio — into a kind of epitome of Bankhead’s life, and an intersection of destiny. “You can tell strangers things you can’t tell anyone else,” says Bankhead to Miller. Catalysts don’t always end in combustion; sometimes ■ they clarify.

LAUGHING ALL THE WAY TO THE GRAVE Arsenic and Old Lace. At SBCC’s Garvin Theatre, Wednesday, July 9. Shows through July 26. Reviewed by Blake Harper


oseph Kesselring’s beloved tale of the twisted Brewster family has been resurrected by the SBCC Theatre Group, which gave a preview performance of its production at the Garvin Theatre last Wednesday. Centerpiece players Leslie Ann Story and Linda MacNeal absolutely killed (pun intended) as Abby and Martha Brewster, the two sweetest serial killers you could ever hope to meet. Their comedic timing was impeccable, and they kept the audiences in stitches even while they slowly revealed the horrifying truth about their sinister hobby. Christopher Lee Short did an equally wonderful job as their nephew Teddy Brewster, stealing almost every scene he was in. While most of the actors proved more than capable of generating big laughs, there were others who seemed less able to hold their own on the comedic stage. The most egregious offender was Jay Carlander as Mortimer Brewster, whose lack of comedic range made Mortimer into a wooden character that felt completely out of place among so many vivid and lively counterparts. SBCC’s production of Arsenic and Old Lace was loaded with potential, and with a few minor tweaks, including an improvement in overall cast chemistry that will likely come with each subsequent performance, it is hard to imagine ■ this play being anything but a success.


a&e | CLASSICAL PREVIEW UP FOR THE DOWNBEAT: Maestro James Gaffigan returns to the Music Academy of the West this summer for two engagements, including the opera Carmen on August 1 and 3 at the Granada.




ike his contemporary Gustavo Dudamel, James Gaffigan is part of a young generation of conductors known for two things: the energy they bring to their performances — no doubt a product of the fact they grew up listening to rock music — and their apparent inability to stand still on the podium. “The generation before us was told, ‘Don’t move too much. [You’ll look like you’re trying to imitate] Leonard Bernstein,’ ” Gaffigan said in a recent interview. “And it’s true that you can’t do it for show. “But dancing and conducting are so close! I think we [younger conductors] feel more comfortable in our bodies. When you feel the rhythm as strongly as I feel it, or Gustavo feels it, we can’t help but move.” For the third summer in a row, Gaffigan, 34, is bringing his aesthetically inspiring aerobic workout regimen to the Music Academy of the West. Tuesday night at the Lobero Theatre, he by Tom Jacobs will lead a faculty ensemble in a scaleddown version of a Mahler symphony. Then, on August 1 and 3 at the Granada Theatre, he will conduct a fully staged production of Bizet’s Carmen. “People think of Carmen as a ‘popular opera,’ but it’s actually one of the most intricate, well-structured pieces of music ever written,” he said.“It’s perfection, basically — not only pretty melodies but also deep psychological drama. It’s a piece for every type of listener. Everyone is attracted to this music.” Mahler, in contrast, tends to be more of an acquired taste. Indeed, if your introduction to the piece was the late Lorin Maazel’s slow, ponderous performance with the Vienna Philharmonic at the Arlington Theatre earlier this year, you could easily conclude it’s not to your liking. But Gaffigan’s interpretation will show the work in a very different light. For one thing, he’s using a version of the symphony for 15 players. Created by Klaus Simon in 2007, “this version is actually an update of a version done by Arnold Schönberg and his student Erwin Stein in 1919 or so,” reports the Music Academy’s Patrick Posey. In those days — really up until the 1960s, when he was championed by the aforementioned Leonard Bernstein — Mahler was considered too strange and modern to be performed by symphony orchestras. Schönberg created several such reductions for private musical performance in Vienna, with the idea that, this way, the music could at least be heard. “We’ll all miss the big sound [of a full orchestra] at times, such as the climax at the end of the third movement,” Gaffigan conceded. “But some things will be more crisp, more exciting. This will make his harmonies crystal clear.”

The subject made him nostalgic.“I remember listening to [this work] for the first time in my parents’ living room in New York City,” he said. “I was sitting with the score. I couldn’t believe it. It was like nothing I had ever heard before. It still hits me like that today! It excites me so much.” Gaffigan’s family probably didn’t know what to make of his obsession; neither of his parents was musical. “There was a piano in the house because my mother, at some point, had tried unsuccessfully to teach herself,” he said. “I gravitated towards it around age 5 or 6. I would sit down and play something. I eventually figured out that a triad sounded nice and that it sounded sad if I made that E to the black note before it.” He picked up the guitar around 9 or 10 and had a “basement band” in his early teens. In junior high school, a band teacher suggested he take up the bassoon, and he eventually enrolled at the New England Conservatory to study the instrument. “I always loved scores,” he recalled. “The Metropolitan Opera library was across the street from my high school — LaGuardia High School for music and the arts. All my high school friends would cut school to go to Central Park and smoke weed; I would go to the library to listen to Wagner. That was a sign that this stuff made me really happy. This music spoke to me somehow.” Nevertheless, Gaffigan quickly found himself frustrated in college.“The [bassoon] repertoire is so limited!” he said. “I knew basically from freshman year that I needed to conduct, so I’d go to all the Boston Symphony rehearsals and meet the guest conductors backstage. All of them were very kind to me. I was eventually encouraged to audition to this new conducting academy at Aspen, and I got in.” There, he was mentored by conductor David Zinman. He spent three years with the Cleveland Orchestra and three years with the San Francisco Symphony before getting a dream job: music director of the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra in Switzerland. “We’re doing more and more touring and recording. It’s exciting,” he said. For all his success in Europe, however, Gaffigan loves returning to the U.S. — especially the Aspen festival and the Music Academy. “I love how intimate it is in Santa Barbara,” he said. “The people who come to the concerts and master classes play such a crucial role. I’m always seeing familiar faces.”



James Gaffigan conducts Tuesdays at 8 at the Lobero Theatre (33 E. Canon Perdido St.) on Tuesday, July 22, at 8 p.m. For ticket information, call 969-8787 or visit


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hen we tracked down Minnie Driver earlier this week, the actress, singer, and mother of by Aly Comingore one was still reeling from her recent Emmy nomination. The announcement came just days prior, in honor of her turn in the Lifetime movie Return to Zero, where she portrays an expectant mother shattered by the stillbirth of her child. “I really want to win. I know you’re not supposed to say that, but I want it for the attention it would bring to the film,” she enthused. “You don’t really make meaningful stories like that a lot as an actor, but this one really had a huge impact.” Sobering roles and industry accolades aside, though, Driver’s career is still making quite the impact. At 44, she’s long past her roles in films like Circle of Friends and Good Will Hunting. This fall, she’ll return to the small screen for the second season of NBC’s About a Boy as Fiona, a struggling single mother whose son befriends her bachelor neighbor. And the show is just one of the ways Driver is keeping busy. Come October, she’ll release Ask Me to Dance, the longawaited follow-up to her 2007 album. This week, she embarks on a five-date concert tour, which includes a stop at DRIVER’S SEAT: Minnie Driver’s SOhO Restaurant & Music Club on July new alt-folk album, Ask Me to 20. Below, we talk acting, singing, and her Dance, drops this October. rock ’n’ roller offspring.


You’ve got so much going on; I don’t know how you found time to make a record. It’s really mad, actually. [Laughs.] I don’t know, either. My mom just said that to me today. She said, “Do you have a clone who’s doing half the stuff that you have to do?” It’s really lovely, though. There’s nothing that I’m rolling my eyes at. It’s all really good stuff. I’m just tired. When did the new record come together? We recorded it a little while ago, when I knew I had a break; I just figured I’d go and make an album and figure it out afterwards. But then I got the show, and I couldn’t commit to doing the promo for it, and obviously when you have something for too long, you start fiddling around with it. I got it remastered. It’s been a little bit of a process. How do you compare approaching a new batch of songs to diving into a role? It’s funny because I realized that the parts that I really fight for and want are the ones I know that I can do. I know they’ll be hard, but I know that I can do them. Even playing Maggie Royal [in Return to Zero] — thank god I don’t have an experience with stillbirth, but I somehow felt I could get to that depth of emotion. It’s the same with songs. You have to be really clear about what your parameters as an artist are, I think, and play to your strengths. For the album I recorded “Jesus, Etc.” by Wilco, which is one of my top-five favorite songs of all time, and I have sung it for so long and I couldn’t believe it didn’t work, but it didn’t work. You have to be able to go, “Okay, that’s not happening, and there’s a reason for it, and I won’t spend too much time trying to figure out why.” Diving into it, you have to be really clear about what it is you’re doing and what you want to achieve, and you’re not just fucking around trying to find out. It’s the same on a TV show — you just don’t have time. This ain’t no $200 million movie where you are shooting one scene a week — you’re shooting nine pages a day — and you better be sure about what you’re doing. That kind of alacrity and clarity really serves me. So does your son come along on tour? You know, he won’t be back in school ’til August, so I might bring him to the 8 o’clock show in L.A. He can wear earplugs. He’s a crazy rock ’n’ roller. He will love it.


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Like the mom that invests in the huge headphones so they can bring their baby to shows? Oh, yeah. But he’d take them off. I know my kid, and he wants ear-bleedingly loud music at all times.

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Richard Thompson. At the Lobero Theatre, Wednesday, July 9.

t’s really fun opening for yourself,” proclaimed Richard Thompson, alone onstage with his dazzling guitar, two songs into his long-awaited return to the Lobero Theatre. “Cheaper, too.” Thompson led with the romantic Richard Thompson grandeur of “When the Spell Is Broken,” from his early solo years, and then turned the calendar back to the explosive “Walking on a Wire” from the greatest break-up-with-the-wife album ever, Shoot Out the Lights. It’s safe to say the crowd was already his, dazzled by his fret-board pyrotechnics, a simultaneous play of bass, strum, and complicated picking. And then he transcended the merely virtuosic with the soulful howl of his voice. If the first set was the dazzler, the second two thirds of the show were more controversial. Thompson mixed sure crowd-pleasers like “Al Bowlly’s in Heaven (I’m in Limbo Now)” with brand-new songs like “Good Things Happen to Bad People,” all played with his new troupe, the Electric Trio, featuring bassist Taras Prodaniuk and drummer Michael Jerome. And Thompson sorta took a back seat and had fun, like he does, singing beautiful notes about abject misery and unwinnable women. Some fans felt let down, but, as always, there were timeless treasures, like “Did She Jump or Was She Pushed” and the exquisite “For Shame of Doing Wrong.” “I wish I was a fool for you still,” Thompson sang. Nobody else working writes laments with that much breathing paradox and poetry. He can open and close for himself here anytime. ■



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Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band. At the Santa Barbara Bowl, Saturday, July 12. Reviewed by D.J . Palladino


n Saturday night, two questions were frequently posed to the audience. One: Are you having fun? Two: Isn’t Ringo great? The answers are “Yes” and “Maybe not.” While this weekend’s Bowl audience was undoubtedly rocking out, it’s difficult to qualify what makes the former Beatle (and all-around archetype of modern jollity) fabulous, let alone great. Ringo Starr His own portion of the show, besides drumming — with much assistance from a second drummer and percussionist — made up for approximately one-half of the set’s numbers, consisting of all his Beatles favorites, a couple of new songs, and some of the radio hits from his 1970s solo career. All were delivered kind of lounge-y, crossed with peace-and-love preaching. They sounded good, but they got lost in the shuffle. The other half of the concert was more like a 1980s open-air AOR radio show featuring members of Ringo’s All Star Band, including Gregg Rollie, who led note-perfect reproductions of his old band Santana’s biggest hits and, thankfully, didn’t delve into the Journey catalog. But there was also Richard Page, the unconscionably horrible frontman for the terribly derivative band Mr. Mister. Sitting through a live version of the arch-insipid “Kyrie” is the last thing I thought I would do in my precious waning years. Band members hailing from equally unlikely places provided some great surprises — like Steve Lukather of Toto, who proved himself something of a revelation with the overplayed “Rosanna.” Likewise, Todd Rundgren, who might have performed something by Nazz but also fell into a 1980s swoon, was the only musician onstage who seemed to be taking crazy chances: The ascendancy of the Utopia hit “Love Is the Answer” was a complete (good) surprise. So what about the alleged star? He sang well for a 74-year-old, looked trim and bouncy, and connected with everything he sang from his Beatles years. There were hits, like the great song “Boys” and the grand finale, which included the opening number from Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. It all took you back without much of a light show or any real insight. So Ringo got by, but with a lot of help from his friends. ■

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Rancho La Patera & Stow House – Marcia Burtt Studio – Gardens, through Multiple permanent exhibits hosted by the July .  Laguna St., -. Goleta Valley Historical Society.  N. Los Montecito Aesthetic Institute – Spring into Carneros Rd., Goleta, -. Summer, through Sept. .  Coast Village Rd., S.B. Historical Museum – Project Fiesta!, Ste. H, Montecito, -. through Sept. ; The Story of Santa Barbara, Ojai Community Bank – Sally Carless: A Year permanent exhibition. Free admission. with the Eagles, through Aug. .  W. Ojai Ave.,  E. De la Guerra St., -. #, Ojai, -. S.B. Maritime Museum – Light at Point Pacific Western Bank – Celebrating  Years Conception: Prints by Hank Pitcher, through of I Madonnari Posters, ongoing.  E. Figueroa Sept. .  Harbor Wy., #, -. St., -. S.B. Museum of Art – Living in the Timeless: Porch – Lety Garcia, through Aug. .  Drawings by Beatrice Wood, through Aug. ; Santa Claus Ln., Carpinteria, -. Daumier’s Salon: A Human Comedy, through S.B. City Hall Gallery – Pursuit of Passion: Oct. ; Degas to Chagall: Important Loans Early Santa Barbara Women Artists, through Feb. from the Armand Hammer Foundation and , . De la Guerra Plaza, -. the Collection of Michael Armand Hammer S.B. Frame Shop & Gallery – Michael and Martin Kersels’s Charm series, ongoing Ferguson and Marcia Burtt, through Aug. . exhibitions.  State St., -.  State St., Ste. J, -. Ty Warner Sea Ctr. – Multiple permanent Seven Bar & Kitchen – Stuart Carey: installations.  Stearns Wharf, -. Colordoscopic, through Aug. .  Helena Ave., Wildling Museum – John Fery: Painting the -. Wilderness, through Sept. ; student artists: St. Mark’s-in-the-Valley Episcopal Visions of the Night Sky, through Sept. . Church – The Things We Carry, through Aug. . -B Mission Dr., Solvang, -.  Nojoqui Ave., Los Olivos, -. Sullivan Goss, An American Gallery – GALLERIES Jon Francis: Let Icons Be Icons, Susan Allan Hancock College Library – McDonnell: Curiouser and Curiouser!, Children’s book illustrations, ongoing. and Ken Bortolazzo: Moving On, through  S. College Dr., Santa Maria, -. Aug. ; Las Pinturas de la Fiesta, Architectural Foundation Gallery – through Aug. ; The Summer Impressionists, Jeremy Harper: Sacred Places, July  - Aug. , through Sept. ; Orpha Klinker, Bill Dewey: .  E. Victoria St., -. Landmarks of California, through Oct. .  E. Artamo Gallery – Ann Baldwin & Judy Anapamu St., -. Hintz Cox: Re/Introduction, through July . Tamsen Gallery – R.W. Firestone, ongoing.  W. Anapamu St., -.  State St. , -. Bronfman Family Jewish Community TV S.B. – Communication Breakdown: It’s Ctr. – Voices, ongoing.  Chapala St., Always the Same?, through July .  S. Salinas -. St., -. C Gallery – Reductions/Formations, wall space gallery – Joseph Donovan: Solace, through Sept. .  Bell St., Los Alamos. through Aug. ; Bootsy Holler: Hanford -. Declassified, through Aug. .  E. Yanonali St., Cancer Ctr. of S.B. – Art Heals, a permanent C-, -. exhibit.  Pueblo St., -. Carpinteria Arts Ctr. – Driven to AbstracLIVE MUSIC tion, through July .  Linden Ave., Carpinteria, -. CLASSICAL Channing Peake Gallery – WWBD? What Would Barry Do?, through Aug. . S.B. County Granada Theatre – Concerto Night.  State St., -. Administration Bldg.,  E. Anapamu St., SAT: pm -. Lobero Theatre – Tuesdays at .  E. Canon Divine Inspiration Gallery of Fine Art – Perdido St., -. With Appreciation, through Aug. .  TUE: pm State St., -. S.B. Museum of Art – Music Academy of the Elverhøj Museum – Art from the Groves, West: Summer Concert Series.  State St., through Sept. .  Elverhoy Wy., Solvang, -. -. THU /: pm Faulkner Gallery – SBAA Members Only Juried Show, through July .  E. Anapamu THU /: pm St., -. POP, ROCK & JAZZ Gallery  – Rick Doehring and other Adama –  Chapala St., -. featured artists, through Aug. . La Arcada, THU: Greg Harrison (pm)  State St., -.

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JULY 17 –24 Blue Agave –  E. Cota St., -. TUE: Bagunca (:pm) Blush Restaurant & Lounge –  State St., -. SUN: Chris Fossek (pm) Brewhouse –  W. Montecito St., -. THU, WED-SAT: Live Music (pm) Carr Winery –  N. Salsipuedes St., -. FRI: Cinder Jean and Robert Thomas (pm) Carrillo Recreation Ctr. –  E. Carrillo St., -. SAT: Chris Cain and band (pm) Chase Palm Park –  E. Cabrillo Blvd., -. THU /: Concerts in the Park: Savor (-:pm) THU /: Concerts in the Park: Fortunate Son (-:pm) Cold Spring Tavern –  Stagecoach Rd., -. FRI: The Nombres (-pm) SAT: The Edge of Town (-pm); The Kinds (-pm) SUN: Tom Ball and Kenny Sultan (:-pm); Nate Latta and the Trainhoppers (::pm) The Creekside –  Hollister Ave., -. FRI: The Fat Kids (pm) SUN: Mike Williams (pm) MON: Karaoke with Dyno Mike (pm) WED: Country Night (pm) Dargan’s –  E. Ortega St., -. SAT: Traditional Irish Music (:pm) TUE: Karaoke (pm) THU: David Courtenay & The Castawaves Unplugged (:pm) Endless Summer Bar/Café –  Harbor Wy., -. FRI: Acoustic guitar and vocals (:pm) EOS Lounge –  Anacapa St., -. THU: Huge Thursday with Mackie and Bix King FRI: Live Music (-pm); DNA Presents SAT: DJ Calvin and Kohjay WED: Salsa Night Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. –  Anacapa St., -. FRI: Live Music (pm) SAT: The Caverns (-pm) Granada Theatre –  State St., -. SUN: Benise (pm) Hoffmann Brat Haus –  State St., -. THU: Live Music Thursdays (pm) Indochine –  State St., -. TUE: Indie Night (pm) WED: Karaoke (:pm) The James Joyce –  State St., -. THU: Alastair Greene Band (pm) FRI: Kinsella Brothers Band (pm) SAT: Ulysses Jazz Band (:-:pm) SUN, MON: Karaoke (pm) TUE: Teresa Russell (pm) WED: Victor Vega and the Bomb (pm) Lobero Theatre –  E. Canon Perdido St., -. SAT: Ted Russell Kamp + Coby Brown (pm) The Marquee –  State St., -. THU /: The Sally Cats (pm) Moby Dick Restaurant –  Stearns Wharf, -. WED-SAT: Derroy (pm) SUN: Derroy (am) Monty’s –  Hollister Ave., Goleta, -. THU: Karaoke Night (pm) O’Malleys and the Study Hall –  State St., -. THU: College Night with DJ Gavin Ojai Art Ctr. Theater –  S. Montgomery St., Ojai, -. SUN: Jammin: Emy Reynolds Band (-pm) Old Town Tavern –  Orange Ave., Goleta, -. FRI, SAT, WED: Karaoke Night (:pm) Palapa Restaurant –  State St., -. FRI: Live Mariachi Music (:pm) Reds Tapas & Wine Bar –  Helena Ave., -. THU: Live Music (pm) Roundin’ Third –  Calle Real, -. THU, TUE: Locals Night (pm) S.B. Maritime Museum –  Harbor Wy., #, -. SAT: Ukulele music and singing (-:pm)

Sandbar –  State St., -. WED: Big Wednesday (pm) SOhO Restaurant & Music Club –  State St., -. THU: The Portion, Before The Brave (pm) FRI: Area  (:pm) SAT: Norris Reid, Roots Covenant, Chris Morris (pm) SUN: Minnie Driver, Heather Reid (pm) MON: Jeff Elliott (:pm) TUE: Bob Reynolds (pm) WED: Henry Kapono, Sister Speak (:pm) THU: Erisy Watt, Yonder (pm) Statemynt –  State St., -. THU: DJ Akorn WED: Blues Night (pm) Tiburon Tavern –  State St., -. FRI: Karaoke Night (:pm) Velvet Jones –  State St., -. THU: Black Pussy, Mothership (pm) FRI: La Castañeda (pm) SUN: Stomprocket, Before the Mourning, Requiem, New Anthem Noise,  Faced (pm) MON: Vince Staples, The Audio Push, Skeme (pm) Whiskey Richard’s –  State St., -. MON: Open Mike Night (pm) WED: Punk on Vinyl (pm) Wildcat –  W. Ortega St., -. THU: DJs Hollywood and Patrick B SUN: Red Room with DJ Gavin Roy (pm) TUE: Local Band Night (pm) Zodo’s –  Calle Real, Goleta, -. THU: KjEE Thursday Night Strikes (:-:pm) MON: Service Industry Night (pm)

Theater Casa Esperanza Homeless Ctr. – Elements Theatre Collective: Orlando.  Cacique St., -. THU /: pm Center Stage Theater –DIJO Productions: Ghetto.  Paseo Nuevo, -. FRI, SAT: pm SUN: pm Garvin Theatre – SBCC Theatre Group: Arsenic and Old Lace.  Cliff Dr., SBCC West Campus, -. THU-SAT: :pm SUN: pm La Colina Jr. High Auditorium – Showstoppers: Into the Woods.  Foothill Rd., -. THU-SAT: pm Marian Theatre – Oklahoma! Allan Hancock College,  S. College Dr., Santa Maria, -. THU, FRI: pm SAT: : and pm SUN, WED-THU: :pm McDermott-Crockett & Associates Mortuary – Elements Theatre Collective: Orlando.  Chapala St., -. SUN: pm The New Victoria Theatre – Ensemble Theatre Company: Looped.  W. Victoria St., -. THU,FRI,WED: pm SAT:  and pm SUN: pm Ojai Art Ctr. Theater – Carousel.  S. Montgomery St., Ojai, -. FRI, SAT: pm SUN: pm Piano Kitchen – Elements Theatre Collective: Orlando.  Rose Ave., -. FRI, SAT: pm S.B. Art Foundry – Elements Theatre Collective: Orlando.  Santa Barbara St, -. THU /: pm Solvang Festival Theater – Forever Plaid.  nd St., Solvang, -. THU-SUN, TUE-THU: pm




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Movies For Kids! ALL Seats $2.00



Asian American Film Series






Anita Ho

Friday, July 25 th at 7:00 p.m. Frida

Interview with Director Steve Myung following film Pre-film dinner special at Julienne: three-course dinner for $40. Reservations recommended, call (805)845-6488 and mention this film series. Screenings at Alhecama Theater, 914 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara, CA Free for SBTHP Members; $5 suggested donation for Non-Members *Free parking in lot at the corner of Santa Barbara and Canon Perdido Streets For more information (805) 965-0093 or

Pacifica Graduate Institute Presents a Public Exhibit Free and Open Daily, 8am–10pm, thru September 15


Children of the Forest

A photographic exhibition and short film exploring the culture of pygmy hunter-gatherers of the Congo Rainforest. Co-sponsored by Pacifica and the Tribal Trust Foundation.

Opening Talk and Reception Sunday, July 20, 2–5pm RSVP to 805.969.3626, ext. 103 or

Audited. Verified. Proven.

Friday, July 18 th at 7:00 p.m.

Pre-film dinner discount (10%) at Sojourner Cafe. Reservations recommended, call (805)965-7922 and mention this film series.

Tuesdays thru August 19 complete schedule available



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PLAZA DE ORO Wednesdays 5:00 & 7:30

added 5:00 show Wednesdays thru August







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H SEX TAPE E 12:00, 2:30, 5:00, 7:30, 9:55

EARTH TO ECHO B 12:20, 2:45 H DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES C 22 JUMP STREET E 5:10, 7:45 Fri to Wed: 11:50, 1:10, 2:50, 4:10, 5:45, 7:10, 8:40, 10:05; Thu: 11:50, RIVIERA 1:10, 2:50, 4:10, 5:45, 7:10, 10:05 2044 ALAMEDA PADRE SERRA, SANTA BARBARA


H DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES C 12:30, 3:30, 5:30, 6:30, 9:30

EARTH TO ECHO B 12:50, 3:10

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, and Andy Serkis star in a film written by Mark Bomback, Rick Jaffa, and Amanda Silver and directed by Matt Reeves. Reviewed by D.J. Palladino


t may be one of the most beautiful B movies ever made. Halfway through this film, a battle between apes and humans is waged on the overgrown post-apocalypse streets of San Francisco. It could have been straightforward fighting, but director Matt Reeves sets it in a dusky light and keeps slowing down and speeding up the action. We see bullets whizzing by like fiery hornets. Light shines on the combatants’ faces, rounding them with blue-green shadows until an explosion creates a wall of flames. Then a crazy bad ape grabs two blazing machine guns and horseback rides through the fire, attacking the humans like a demented hellion. It’s an EC horror comic colored by Caravaggio. The plot presumably constitutes a transition in the saga of a world where apes evolved from men after the

NATURAL SELECTION: Rising above its B-movie origins, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes makes for a compelling sequel grounded in moody natural settings.

human population gets all but wiped out by a sciencecreated plague. Struggling bands of survivors try to reassert civilization, invading the forested sectors where apes have created a soulful communal life. Oppression becomes the underlying theme, and though it may not be as rich with ideas as Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Reeves’s Dawn is more carefully structured. Everything happens in parallel worlds, and both humans and apes have to finally acknowledge that life on Earth is meant to be fatally flawed — and maybe doomed, too. Reeves works with brilliant actors, though hardly any big stars, save for Gary Oldman and Keri Russell. Instead, there are the remarkable special effects, apes electronically modeled by great offstage players like Andy Serkis. But the movie never seems like a CGI spectacle, probably because Reeves grounds everything in moody natural settings, hard rains, and poetic ruins. It’s obviously a goofy sciencefiction-meets-O. Henry idea: If evolution took off without us, who would mind the store? But Reeves makes that stoner idea seem full of tension and regret. Impossibly, he uses monkeyshines to illustrate the limits of human nature.


Third Person. Liam Neeson, Olivia Wilde, and Mila Kunis star in a film written and directed by Paul Haggis. Reviewed by Kit Steinkellner


t’s well-crafted,” novelist Michael (Liam Neeson) offers to his men- IMPERSONAL: Olivia Wilde (left) and Mila Kunis star in writer/director Paul (Crash) tee Anna (Olivia Wilde) when Haggis’s well-crafted but cold Third Person. pushed for notes on her short story. When she pressures him for more feedback, he relents and Franco), will allow her to see her son, over whom he curadmits that the work is “cold” and he longed for the story rently has sole custody. In the third and final storyline, to be more “personal.” I watched this scene gobsmacked, Scott (Adrien Brody) meets alluring Romanian gypsy as Neeson’s character’s critique of this fictional tale aligned, Theresa (Maria Bello) while abroad in Italy and embarks point by point, with my own critique of the film I was cur- on a quest to save her young daughter from the clutches rently viewing. of the criminal underworld. The film takes most of its two First, the good: Writer/director Paul Haggis (of Crash hours and 15 minutes to connect its disparate characters and Million Dollar Baby fame) has crafted his story well, (which, in case you were wondering, is a long time to wait or stories I should say; like Crash, this movie contains for three stories that seem to have absolutely nothing to separate story lines that slowly wend their way toward do with each other, to, you know, have something to do connecting as the film progresses. In the yarn involving with each other). Neeson’s character, the former Pulitzer Prize–winning It is a well-intended wait; the actors are gorgeously novelist is dealing with a current career low while bunking directed (Haggis has a particular knack for attracting top up with his beautiful student (Wilde) in a European hotel talent), and it’s clear the scene work was crafted by master and avoiding calls from his wife, Elaine (Kim Basinger), hands. Yet the ending is both too obtuse and too obvious who represents a tragedy he left behind in the States. In — a paradox I didn’t know was possible until I saw this the second storyline, Julia (Mila Kunis) is a broke and film. Third Person is well-crafted but cold. I longed for it to downward-spiraling woman trying to get her life back on feel more personal and, while we’re making a wish list, run ■ track so that her ex-boyfriend, famed painter Rick (James about half an hour shorter.



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The following films are playing in Santa Barbara FRIDAY, JULY 18, THROUGH THURSDAY, JULY 24. Descriptions followed by initials — DJP (D.J. Palladino) and KS (Kit Steinkellner) — have been taken from our critics’ reviews, which can be read in full at The symbol ✯ indicates the film is recommended.

FIRST LOOKS ✯ Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (130 mins.; PG-13: intense scenes of sci-fi violence and action, brief strong language) Reviewed on page 55. Arlington (2D)/ Camino Real (2D)/Metro 4 (2D and 3D)

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Director Dave Green pitched this story before it was written and had roughly three months to create a script with screenwriting partner Henry Gayden and start shooting. The result is a terribly obvious mash-up of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, The Goonies, and The Explorers shot in doit-yourself digital formats with cameras, phones, and spyglasses. It’s surprisingly affecting at times. But it’s also boring, padded, and unbearably derivative. The story begins with a group of friends whose neighborhood is about to be demolished to make room for a freeway. They start getting signals from an alien life-form and then have a wild adventure trying to connect the cute critter with his craft so he can go home. See what I mean? On one hand, a lot of this is unbelievable, and not with respect to flying saucer activity. Nobody tears up huge new suburbs for massive highways without a fight. On the other hand, the kids who act out this recycled child-empowerment-inthe-cosmos fable are convincing and even moving. It’s just sad that the generation that has so much technical independence at its fingertips doesn’t know how to write original material. If we’re happy to recycle old-school plots in a high-tech format, then it’s proof positive there’s nothing new under that thing that furnishes heat and light to our planet. (DJP) Fairview/Metro 4 Third Person (137 mins.; R: language, some sexuality/nudity)

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Hercules (99 mins.; PG-13: epic battle sequences, violence, suggestive comments, brief strong language, partial nudity)

After completing the legendary 12 labors, Hercules helps the King of Thrace defeat

his tyrannical enemies. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson stars as the demigod.

Camino Real (2D)/Fiesta 5 (2D) (Opens Thu., July 24)

Lucy (90 mins.; R: strong violence, disturbing images, sexuality)

Scarlett Johansson stars as a woman who turns on her captors to become a highly evolved killing machine. Luc Besson writes and directs. Fiesta 5/ Camino Real/Metro 4 (Opens Thu., July 24)

Planes: Fire & Rescue (83 mins.; PG: action and some peril)

A famous air-racing plane learns that his engine is damaged and that he may never race again, so he enters the world of aerial firefighting.

Fairview (2D)/Fiesta 5 (2D and 3D)

The Purge: Anarchy (103 mins.; R: strong disturbing violence, language)

A young couple is thrown onto the streets after their car breaks down in the midst of an annual purge. Camino Real/Metro 4 Sex Tape (90 mins.; R: strong sexual content, nudity, language, some drug use)

A married couple (Jason Segel, Cameron Diaz) scramble to uncover their sex tape after it goes missing.

Camino Real/Paseo Nuevo

SCREENINGS Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (87 mins.; G) During a cruise, the Chipmunks and Chipettes accidentally fall overboard and wind up marooned on a tropical island. Screens as part of the Summer Kids Series. (DJP) Tue., July 22, 10am, Paseo Nuevo

✯ Belle (104 mins.; PG: thematic elements, some language, brief smoking images) The illegitimate, mixed-race daughter of a Royal Navy admiral is taken in by her aristocratic great-uncle. 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)

Sun., July 20, 4:30pm, Ojai Playhouse, 145 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai

Burning Bush: Part I (231 mins.; NR) The first half of this HBO miniseries focuses on the life of Prague history student Jan Palach, who set himself on fire during a 1969 protest against the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia. Screens as part of the SBIFF’s Showcase Series. (DJP)

Wed., July 23, 5 and 7:30pm, Plaza de Oro

Cops (22 mins.; NR) Buster Keaton stars as a young man being chased by a city’s entire police force. Screens as part of the Comedy Classics of the Silent Era film series.

Wed., July 23, 7:30pm, UCSB’s Campbell Hall

The Gold Rush (95 mins.; NR) Charlie Chaplin writes, directs, and stars in this 1925 silent film about a man who travels to the Klondike to look for gold. Screens as part of the Comedy Classics of the Silent Era film series.

Fri., July 18, 8:30pm, County Courthouse Sunken Gardens, 1100 Anacapa St.

Linsanity (89 mins.; PG: some thematic elements, language) This 2013 documentary tells the life story of the unlikely New York Knicks basketball sensation Jeremy Lin. Screens as part of the Asian American Film Series.

Fri., July 18, 7pm, Alhecama Theatre, 914 Santa Barbara St.

comedy that will leave you hungry at the end. (DJP) Paseo Nuevo Chinese Puzzle (117 mins.; R: language, nudity, sexual content)

A 40-year-old father is thrown for a loop when the mother of his two kids picks up and moves to New York. It’s a messy film, meandering at the beginning, manic in its final minutes as it races toward its finish line, but it’s kind of fun to watch it all unfold. (KS) Riviera

✯ Edge of Tomorrow

(113 mins.; PG-13: intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence, brief language, suggestive material)

The most interesting aspect of Edge is its implicit relationship to gaming; there are repeated battles, ascending worlds, and antiseptic violence. It seems to signal video games as the new junk-movie-aesthetic principle. (DJP) Fiesta 5 (2D)

✯ The Fault in Our Stars

(125 mins.; PG-13: thematic elements, some sexuality, brief strong language)

Two witty teens meet and fall in love at a cancer support group. Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort star. Every element of this movie sings, from the impeccable casting to the gracefully faithful bookto-film script adaptation to Josh Boone’s pitch-perfect direction. (KS) Plaza de Oro How to Train Your Dragon 2 (102 mins.;

Sherlock Jr. (45 mins.; NR) Buster Keaton stars as a film projectionist who longs to be a detective. Screens as part of the Comedy Classics of the Silent Era film series. Wed., July 23, 7:30pm, UCSB’s Campbell Hall

SBIFF’s Wave Film Festival The Santa Barbara International Film Festival presents this five-day celebration of French cinema, featuring nine recently released films showing throughout the day. Fri.-Sun., July 18-20, Riviera

NOW SHOWING ✯ 22 Jump Street

(112 mins.; R: language throughout, sexual content, drug material, brief nudity, some violence)

After (finally) finishing high school, officers Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) go undercover at a local college. This is college humor at its best: smart and self-deprecating, and perfect for people who love to watch movies that make fun of movies that make fun of stuff. (DJP) Fairview/Fiesta 5 America (115 mins.; PG-13: violent images) This documentary imagines a world where America lost the Revolutionary War and never existed. Plaza de Oro

✯ Begin Again

(104 mins.; R: language)

A disgraced music exec and a young singer/songwriter meet in Manhattan and develop a promising collaborative relationship. Begin Again presents itself as a more-polished version of its gritty predecessor Once, but it’s still uninterested in conventional plotting or tidy endings. It’s one of the most soul-stirring major releases this year. (KS)

Fairview/Paseo Nuevo

✯ 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. The film wears its soulful foodiness on its greasy apron; it’s a perfectly delicious, sometimes coarse, and often fine

PG: adventure action, some mild rude humor)

Hiccup and Toothless uncover a cave filled with new wild dragons as well as the mysterious Dragon Rider. If the point of moviemaking was just to dazzle, this would be the film of the year. Unfortunately, this thrilling, beautiful movie is nowhere near as endearing as part one. (DJP)

Fiesta 5 (2D)

✯ Jersey Boys

(134 mins.; R: language


The Broadway musical gets reformatted for the big screen. Clint Eastwood directs. This is one of the better examples of the often tawdry music-world biopic. It may be corny, but while watching it, you’ll feel like hanging on to what you’ve got. (DJP)

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✯ Obvious Child

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some bloody violence)

Donna, the story’s main character, deals with the trials and tribulations that surround an unexpected pregnancy from a bouncy-drunk hook-up. What we have here is a fine, level-headed look at abortion, with just enough tears and dark humor provided not to trivialize the issue. (DJP) Riviera


Tammy (96 mins.; R: language including sexual references) After losing her job and being cheated on by her husband, a woman (Melissa McCarthy) and her foul-mouthed grandmother (Susan Sarandon) take to the road. Tammy avoids trouble by trying to be a sweet mess but ends up aimless and without consequence. (DJP) Camino Real/Fiesta 5

Transformers: Age of Extinction (157 mins.; PG-13: intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, language, brief innuendo)

A car mechanic and his daughter discover something that brings the Autobots and Decepticons down upon them. The story in this allegedly refreshed fourth chapter of the franchise is confusingly obtuse and only made worse by director Michael Bay’s masturbatory spectacle-making. (DJP) Camino Real (2D)/Fiesta 5 (2D)

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(Mar. 21 - Apr. 19): “I have complete faith in the continued absurdity of whatever’s going on,� says satirical news commentator Jon Stewart. That’s a healthy attitude. To do his work, he needs a never-ending supply of stories about people doing crazy, corrupt, and hypocritical things. I’m sure this subject matter makes him sad and angry. But it also stimulates him to come up with funny ideas that entertain and educate his audience — and earns him a very good income. I invite you to try his approach, Aries. Have faith that the absurdity you experience can be used to your advantage.

(June 21 - July 22): Mozart debuted his now-famous opera Don Giovanni in Prague on October 29, 1787. It was a major production, featuring an orchestra, a chorus, and eight main singers. Yet the composer didn’t ďŹ nish writing the opera’s overture until less than 24 hours before the show. Are you cooking up a similar scenario, Cancerian? I suspect that sometime in the next two weeks you will complete a breakthrough with an inspired, last-minute eort. And the ďŹ nal part of your work may well be its “overtureâ€?; the ďŹ rst part will arrive last. (P.S.: Mozart’s Don Giovanni was well-received, and I expect your oering will be, too.)

(Sept. 23 - Oct. 22): Kris Kristoerson is in the Country Music Hall of Fame now, but it took a while for him to launch his career. One of his big breaks came at age 29 when he was sweeping oors at a recording studio in Nashville. He managed to meet superstar Johnny Cash, who was working there on an album. A few years later, Kristoerson boldly landed a helicopter in Cash’s yard to deliver his demo tape. That prompted Cash to get him a breakthrough gig performing at the Newport Folk Festival. I wouldn’t be surprised if you were able to further your goals with a similar sequence, Libra: luck that puts you in the right place at the right time, followed by some brazen yet charming acts of self-promotion.


(Apr. 20 - May 20): Bananas grow in Iceland, a country that borders the Arctic Ocean. About 700 of the plants thrive in a large greenhouse heated by geothermal energy. They don’t mature as fast as the bananas in Ecuador or Costa Rica. The low amounts of sunlight mean they require two years to ripen instead of a few months. To me, this entire scenario is a symbol for the work you have ahead of you. You’ve got to encourage and oversee growth in a place that doesn’t seem hospitable in the usual ways, although it is actually just ďŹ ne. And you must be patient, knowing that the process might take a while longer than it would in other circumstances.

(July 23 - Aug. 22): “We must learn to bear the pleasures as we have borne the pains,â€? says writer Nikki Giovanni. That will be apt advice for you to keep in mind during the coming months, Leo. You may think I’m perverse for suggesting such a thing. Compared to how demanding it was to manage the suering you experienced in late 2013 and earlier this year, you might assume it will be simple to deal with the ease and awakening that are heading your way. But I’d like you to consider the possibility that these blessings will bring their own challenges. For example, you may need to surrender inconveniences and hardships you have gotten used to, almost comfortable with. It’s conceivable you will have to divest yourself of habits that made sense when you were struggling but are now becoming counterproductive.

GEMINI (May 21 - June 20): While at a cafĂŠ, I overheard two people at the next table talking about astrology. “I think the problem-solvers of the zodiac are Cancers and Capricorns,â€? said a young, moon-faced woman.“Agreed,â€? said her companion, an older woman with chiseled features. “And the problem-creators are Scorpios and Geminis.â€? I couldn’t help myself: I had to insert myself into their conversation so as to defend you. Leaning over toward their table, I said, “Speaking as a professional astrologer, I’ve got to say that right now Geminis are at least temporarily the zodiac’s best problem-solvers. Give them a chance to change your minds.â€? The women laughed, and moonface said, “You must be a Gemini.â€? “No,â€? I replied. “But I’m on a crusade to help Geminis shift their reputations.â€?

VIRGO (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22): I would hate for your ďŹ ne mind to become a liability. As much as I admire your native skepticism and analytical intelligence, it would be a shame if they prevented you from getting the full beneďŹ t of the wonders and marvels that are brewing in your vicinity. Your operative motto in the coming days comes from Virgo storyteller Roald Dahl: “Those who don’t believe in magic will never ďŹ nd it.â€? Suspend your disbelief, my beautiful friend. Make yourself receptive to the possibility of being amazed.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21): In her poem “Looking Back,â€? Sarah Brown Weitzman writes that she keeps “trying to understand / how I fell / so short of what I intended / to do with my life.â€? Is there a chance that 30 years from now you might say something similar, Scorpio? If so, take action to ensure that outcome doesn’t come to pass. Judging from the astrological omens, I conclude that the next 10 months will be a favorable time to get yourself on track to fulďŹ ll your life’s most important goals. Take full advantage!

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21): “There is no such thing as a failed experiment,â€? said author and inventor Buckminster Fuller, “only experiments with unexpected outcomes.â€? That’s the spirit I advise you to bring to your own explorations in the coming weeks, Sagittarius. Your task is to try out dierent possibilities to see where they might lead. Don’t be attached to one conclusion or another. Be free of the drive to be proved right. Instead, seek the truth in whatever strange shape it reveals itself. Be eager to learn what you didn’t even realize you needed to know.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18): Beginning in 1798, European cartographers who drew maps of West Africa included the Mountains of Kong, a range of peaks that extended more than a thousand miles east and west. It was 90 years before the French explorer Louis Gustave Binger realized that there were no such mountains. All the maps had been wrong, based on faulty information. Binger is known to history as the man who undiscovered the Mountains of Kong. I’m appointing him to be your role model in the coming weeks, Aquarius. May he inspire you to expose long-running delusions, strip away entrenched falsehoods, and restore the simple, shining truths.

PISCES (Feb. 19 - Mar. 20): In the simplest, calmest of times, there are two sides to every story. On some occasions, however, the bare minimum is three or more sides. Like now. And that can generate quite a ruckus. Even people who are normally pretty harmonious may slip into conict. Fortunately for all concerned, you are currently at the peak of your power to be a unifying force at the hub of the bubbling hubbub. You can be a weaver who takes threads from each of the tales and spins them into a narrative with which everyone can abide. I love it when that happens! For now, your emotional intelligence is the key to collaborative creativity and group solidarity.

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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 burritos, machaca, chorizo & eggs, chiliquiles, Organic mexican cof‑ fee & Fresh squeezed OJ, pancakes, omelets & lunch specials. Fresh sea‑ food dinners.

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 mak‑ ing your dining experience superb! Reservations avail.

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

Japanese ICHIBAN JAPANESE Restaurant/ Sushi Bar, 1812 Cliff Dr., 805‑564‑7653. Mon‑Sat Lunch 11:30‑2:30. Dinner 7 days a week, 5‑10pm. Lunch Specials, Bendo boxes. Full sushi bar, tatami seats. Fresh Fish delivered all week.

Natural NATURAL CAFE, 508 State St., 5 blocks from beach. 962‑9494 Goleta‑ 5892 Hollister 692‑2363. 361 Hitchcock Way 563‑1163 $. Open for lunch & din‑ ner 7 days. A local favorite for dinner. Voted “Best Lunch in Santa Barbara” “Best Health Food Restaurant” “Best Veggie Burger” “Best Sidewalk Cafe Patio” “Best Fish Taco” all in the Independent Reader’s Poll. Daily Specials, Char‑Broiled Chicken, Fresh Fish, Homemade Soups, Hearty Salads, Healthy Sandwiches, Juice Bar, Microbrews, Local Wines, and the Best Patio on State St. 9 loca‑ tions serving the Central Coast. SOJOURNER CAFÉ, 134 E. Canon Perdido 965‑7922. Open 11‑11 Th‑Sat; 11a‑10:30p Sun‑Wed. SB’s natural foods landmark since 1978 Daily soups & chef’s specials, hearty stews, fresh local fish, organic chicken dishes,salads & sandwiches & award winning dessert . Espresso bar, beer, wine, smoothies, shakes & fresh juices

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

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

RENEGADE WINES: 417 Santa Barbara St. Ste A‑6, 805‑568‑1961. Tues‑Fri 11a‑6p, Sat. 12‑6p. Sun‑Mon by appointment. SB’s oldest wine shop, over 23 years same location. We are Santa Barbara’s premier wine retailer, offering a wide variety of local and imported wines. Our diverse assortment of wine comes from the world’s finest vineyards with prices starting around $9. View our full inven‑ tory @ 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 drive‑ way @ 126 E. Haley) Monthly tast‑ ings & private tastings available. We ship wine. Keep in touch: Facebook, Google+, Twitter

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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 read‑ ers, making us a Living Legend! Lunch & dinner specials daily. Fresh sea‑ food & tasty vegetarian dishes. Santa Barbara Restaurant Guide selected us as the Best Thai Restaurant for excep‑ tional dining reflected by food quality, service & ambiance.

Wine Country Tours

True wine lovers relish the exploration of wines new and old rather than just getting drunk off of them, so a good night with similarly interested friends around often means popping corks from bottles that no one intends to finish. But since wine is a living thing, it dies rather quickly once oxygen intrudes, so inventors have spent decades trying to preserve open wines for a few more days, from pumps that suck out air to plungers that fill bottles with inert gas. Savino is the latest stab, and it’s certainly the most sleek and stylish: a glass cylinder that employs a floating airlock to keep wine fresh for nearly a week longer. That claim may depend on how sensitive your palate is, and there will always be a contingent that doesn’t believe any preservation system works, but at the very least, Savino is easy to use, keeps the fruit flies out, and looks mighty fine on your dining room table. See



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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 incredi‑ ble desserts. The place to enjoy dinner with family and friends by the beach. Private Dining Room for 30. Full cock‑ tail bar with specialty cocktails. Wine cellar with Santa Barbara County & California best vintages by‑the‑glass

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 old‑ est‑ est.1962, and offers many inter‑ nationally acclaimed wines from their Lafond Vineyard in the Santa Rita Hills. Try some of Winemaker Bruce McGuire’s small production bottling.

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The Restaurant Guy by JOHN DICKSON

New Benchmark

for Downtown Dining


simple and honest product with a genuine commitment to service” is the business mantra of Benchmark Eatery, soon to be downtown Santa Barbara’s newest dining destination. The Bennett family, who runs Brophy Bros. at the harbor, as well as a number of other restaurants, plans to open Benchmark by midJuly at  State Street, the former home of Maggie’s at State & A. Benchmark Eatery will offer a variety of choices on the menu, including burgers, flatbread pizzas, and vegetarian options. “I am going to return the space to a casual eatery with high-quality, value-driven food and generous drinks,” said owner John Bennett.“Our menu will focus on casual American fare with local relevance. Our price point will be similar to Brophy’s, allowing everyone to join in on the experience. I am confident we will be introducing something new to the area, ultimately bringing more traffic to surrounding businesses.” In addition to Benchmark Eatery, the Bennett family operates On the Alley in the harbor, the Cliff Room on the Mesa, Arch Rock Fish on Anacapa Street, and is remodeling Farmer Boy restaurant uptown. They plan to open a second location for On the Alley in Goleta in or around Camino Real Marketplace and will be launching a new restaurant in 2015 inside Santa Barbara Inn,  East Cabrillo Boulevard, which is currently being remodeled.

HABIT RANKED #1: Reader Primetime let me know that Consumer Reports ranked Santa Barbara– founded The Habit Burger Grill as the #1 burger in the nation. National news outlets like Business Insider have picked up the story about how “an obscure burger chain was just named the best in America.” TACOS & BURGERS: This just in from reader

Matt: “John, I saw some work happening in the recently closed Magic Pita Café at  West Haley Street, so I stopped and asked the new owner what he was planning. I’m told it is a taco and burger shop/stand.”

30TH ANNIVERSARY: Max’s restaurant at

 State Street is celebrating its 30th anniversary July 22-27. Breakfast specials are available at 1984 prices: July 22,


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STATE STATE& &AAAGAIN: AGAIN: Benchmark BenchmarkEatery Eatery (server Jade Claggett opens in mid-July at [left] and GM John 1201 State Street. Giammanco pictured) opens in mid-July at 1201 State Street.

cup of coffee 99 cents; July 23, short stack of pancakes $1.99; July 24, any omelet $5.99. A special Italian dinner will be held on July 25 for $60 plus tax/tip. On July 27, Max’s will hold an open house celebration 5-8 p.m.

SUPPER CLUB: On Wednesday, July 23, at 6 p.m.,

Ken Brown, a pioneer winemaker in Santa Barbara County, will be featured during the Food & Wine Safari Supper Club inside the Four Seasons Resort at The Biltmore. Enjoy Brown’s wines paired with food by Executive Chef Alessandro Cartumini and Chef Grant Macdonald. The cost is $110 for five courses — all wine, taxes, and gratuity included. Visit clubsb or call 698-3426.

GREEK WEEK: The 41st annual Greek Festival is

being held Saturday and Sunday, July 26-27, at Oak Park in Santa Barbara. From 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., you can enjoy live Greek music, authentic Greek food, traditional Greek folk dancing, a kid’s fun zone, homemade Greek pastries, and the Agora marketplace with art & jewelry. Admission is free.

Celebrating 21 years! Fresh. Tasty. Affordable.

9 locations serving the tri-counties

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July 19, 10 a.m - 6 p.m., the Center for Urban Agriculture at  North Fairview Avenue in Goleta is presenting the 2014 Santa Barbara Fermentation Festival. This all-ages, experiential, one-day festival celebrates the art of making traditionally fermented foods and beverages such as kimchi, kombucha, kefir, pickles, beer, sauerkraut, wine, cider, cultured vegetables, and sourdough bread, and empowers attendees to make these foods at home.




WINE TASTING: SOhO at  State Street in Victoria Court will be the site of a wine tasting offered by The Winehound. From noon - 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 19, there will be numerous wines, plus hot appetizers, cheese, and charcuterie to graze on. Tickets are $35, must be purchased in advance, and are not available through SOhO. Call 845-5247 to reserve.

CALIFORNIA WINE FEST: From July 17-19, the California Wine Festival is being held at  East Cabrillo Boulevard. Enjoy wine, food, music, sun, and sea, including hundreds of California vintage wines, plus gourmet food samples and live music.

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Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jun 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 Deborah Sanchez. FBN Number: 2014‑0001756. Published: July 3, 10, 17, 24 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Pacific Bridge Wellness at 1900 State Street Suite C Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Pacific Bridge Acupunture & Wellness Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Darin J. Bunch, CEO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jun 18, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2014‑0001798. Published: July 3, 10, 17, 24 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Spa Elan at 2933 San Marcos Ave Suite 109 Los Olivos, CA 93441; Spa Elan Inc. 1210 Cuesta St Santa Ynez, CA 93460 This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jun 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 Noe Solis. FBN Number: 2014‑0001624. Published: July 3, 10, 17, 24 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Spiritualist Church of The Comforter at 1028 Garden St Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Summerland Spiritualist Assoc. Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Luel Hawley Sedlak, Secretary This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jun 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 Tara Taryasinghie. FBN Number: 2014‑0001793. Published: July 10, 17, 24, 31 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Blaze, Blaze PR, Blaze Public Relations at 808 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Perceptioneering, Inc (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jun 27, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Adela Bustos. FBN Number: 2014‑0001900. Published: July 10, 17, 24, 31 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Cici’s Natural Nail Care at 405 North Third Street Lompoc, CA 93436; Cynthial S Horton (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Cynthial S. Horton This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jul 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 Carol Kraus. FBN Number: 2014‑0001944. Published: July 10, 17, 24, 31 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Capital Marketing, Capital Marketing Group at 158 Cameta Way Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Graeme Petterson (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Graeme Petterson This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jun 26, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Tara Tayasinghe. FBN Number: 2014‑0001888. Published: July 10, 17, 24, 31 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Simply Paleo at 3554 La Entrada Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Lauren Bragg (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Lauren Bragg This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jul 11, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2014‑0001723. Published: July 10, 17, 24, 31 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: The Webinerd at 5290 Overpass Road, Unit 5 Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Joshua Alan Jones (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Joshua Alan Jones This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jul 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 Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2014‑0001930. Published: July 10, 17, 24, 31 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Carlos Alemendarez Natale Futbol Foundation Canff at 219 W Arrellaga St Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Intensive Heart Ventures Inc (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Glenna S. Natale This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jun 26, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Tara Tayasinghe. FBN Number: 2014‑0001889. Published: July 10, 17, 24, 31 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Trade Winds Gifts Apparel Oddities at 121 Hope Ave, La Cumbre Plaza, Suite G135 Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Your Favorite Rep LLC 1056 Cliff Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93109 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Melissa Posto This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jul 11, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Miriam Leon FBN Number: 2014‑0002030. Published: July 17, 24, 31. Aug 7 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Custom Alarm Company at 725 1/2 West Sola Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Valentin J Chliwnyj (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Val Chliwnyj This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jun 26, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Adela Bustos FBN Number: 2014‑0001891. Published: July 17, 24, 31. Aug 7 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Your Favorite Rep at 1056 Cliff Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Your Favorite Rep LLC (same address) This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Melissa Posto This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jul 11, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Miriam Leon FBN Number: 2014‑0002031. Published: July 17, 24, 31. Aug 7 2014. NAME FICTITIOUS BUSINESS STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Paradise Singers at 2501 Castillo Street Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Terri Cruz 4887 Rhoads Avenue Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Peter Hernandez 2501 Castillo Street Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Raftican‑Savage 716 Calle Palo Colorado Santa Barbara, CA 93105 This business is conducted by a Unincorporated Assiociation Company Signed: Peter Hernandez This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jul 11, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Adela Bustos FBN Number: 2014‑0002036. Published: July 17, 24, 31. Aug 7 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Lilac Patisserie, A Dedicated Gluten Free Bakery And Cafe at 1017 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Lilac Patisserie 3703 Dixon Street Santa Barbara, CA 93105 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Gillian Muralles This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jul 9, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Gabriel Cabello FBN Number: 2014‑0001996. Published: July 17, 24, 31. Aug 7 2014.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Your Remnant Store of at 22 East Victoria Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Donald A Mc Gilvray 2108 Las Canoas Road Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Lorna L Moore (same address) This business is conducted by a Married Couple Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jul 8, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Adela Bustos. FBN Number: 2014‑0001994. Published: July 17, 24, 31. Aug 7 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Tony Mac Photo Video at 1615 Olive St #B Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Tony Mac (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Tony Mac This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jul 7, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Tara Tayasinghe. FBN Number: 2014‑0001978. Published: July 17, 24, 31. Aug 7 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Ebikezzz Electric Bikes of Santa Barbara, Pedego Elecric Bikes at 436 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Kaplan Treehouse LLC 29800 Cuthbert Road Malibu CA 90265 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jul 8, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2014‑0001990. Published: July 17, 24, 31. Aug 7 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Loose Pooch Social Club at 1925 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Nathan Woods 216 Natoma Avenue #B Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Nathan Woods This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jun 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 Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2014‑0001865. Published: July 17, 24, 31. Aug 7 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Palm Tees at 442 Lemon Grove Lane Santa Barbara, CA 93108; Samuel Goodman 4355 Cuna Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Walker Odell 442 Lemon Grove Lane Santa Barbara, CA 93108 This business is conducted by a General Partnership Signed: Samuel Goodman This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jun 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 Gabriel Cabello. FBN Number: 2014‑0001838. Published: July 10, 17, 24. Aug 7 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Weber & Becker Dental Group at 2411 Bath Street Santa Barbara, CA 93105; David G. Becker 6015 Jacaranda #1A Carpinteria, CA 93013; Joseph C. Weber 1304 Crestline Santa Barbara,CA 93105 This business is conducted by a General Partnership Signed: Joseph C. Weber This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jul 7, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Miriam Leon. FBN Number: 2014‑0001976. Published: July 17, 24, 31. Aug 7 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SB Kicks at 2038 Modoc Road #A Santa Barbara, CA 93100; David Salcedo (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: David Salcedo This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jul 9, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Gabriel Cabello. FBN Number: 2014‑0001999. Published: July 17, 24, 31. Aug 7 2014.



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IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF MIA ELIZABETH LEVY ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 1467117 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: MIA ELIZABETH LEVY TO: STELLA ELIZABETH LeCLAIRE 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 23, 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 11, 2014 by James E. Herman, Judge of the Superior Court. Published Jun 26. July 3, 10, 17 2014.

NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION (MINOR) IN THE THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT OF THE STATE OF UTAH, IN AND FOR SALT LAKE COUNTY, SALT LAKE DEPARTMENT. IN RE THE ADOPTION OF E.J. H‑L, DATE OF BIRTH MAY 22, 2009. TO: Brett Luis, biological father, last known to reside at 3450 Santa Maria Way, Santa Maria, CA 93455. You are notified that a Petition for adoption has been filed in the Third Judicial District Court in and for Salt Lake County, State of Utah, Salt Lake Department, Case No. 132900392. A copy of the Petition in that action may be obtained from the Third Judicial District Court of the State of Utah, 450 South State Street, PO Box 1860, Salt Lake City, Utah 84114‑1860. All persons who believe themselves to be parents of a male child born on May 22, 2009, in Santa Barbara County, California, who wish to contest this adoption shall, within 30 days of the date of this notice, file a motion to intervene in the adoption proceeding, setting forth the specific relief sought and accompanied by a memorandum specifying the factual and legal grounds upon which the motion is based. A person who fails to fully and strictly comply with all of the requirements described above within 30 days of service of this notice waives any right to further notice in connection



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hereto. IF YOU CLAIM ANY INTEREST IN ANY OF THE ASSETS OR PROPERTY IN ATTACHMENT “A” AND WISH TO PROTECT THAT INTEREST FROM POSSIBLE LEVY OR SEIZURE, YOU SHOULD FILE A VERIFIED CLAIM WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER ACTUAL KNOWLEDGE OF THIS NOTICE. Pursuant to Penal Code § 186.11(g)(2), your verified claim should be filed with the Riverside Superior Court, Riverside Branch, in Case No. RIF1402238, and should identify each asset or property listed in which you claim any interest and state the nature and amount of your interest in each such asset or property. You must serve a copy of your verified claim on Deputy District Attorney Michael J. Mayman or the Supervising Deputy District Attorney for the Special Prosecutions Unit I at the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office at 3960 Orange Street, Riverside, California 92501. IF YOU DO FILE A VERIFIED CLAIM YOU MAY ALSO REQUEST A HEARING to determine whether any temporary restraining order issued with respect to any of the assets or property listed in this Notice should remain in effect; whether relief should be granted from any lis pendens recorded against any such property; or whether any existing order should be modified in the interests of justice. In order to exercise your right to such a hearing, pursuant to Penal Code § 186.11(g)(2) you should file a Request for

Hearing with the Riverside Superior Court, Riverside Branch, in Case No. RIF1402238, and serve a copy of that Request on the above persons at the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office. Such a hearing shall be held within ten (10) days of your service of such a Request. If you believe that a hearing is required on less than ten (10) day’s notice to the District Attorney, you should make an application to the Court for an earlier hearing, which the Court, upon a showing of good cause, may shorten to two (2) days after service of your Request. IF YOU KNOW OF THESE PROCEEDINGS AND DO NOT FILE A VERIFIED CLAIM AS PROVIDED BY PENAL CODE § 186.11(e) (6), YOUR INTEREST IN THE ASSETS OR PROPERTY LISTED IN ATTACHMENT “A” MAY BE ELIMINATED OR ADVERSELY AFFECTED. ATTACHMENT “A” REAL PROPERTY All property held by, or in control of Defendants Sabas Trujillo (DOB: 02/28/79), Lucia Trujillo (DOB: 07/15/75) and/or Rick Trujillo (DOB: 05/20/77), including, but not limited to the following: 1. Real property located at 14660 Industry Circle, La Mirada, County of Los Angeles, California, APN 7003‑012‑010, and legally described as: Parcel 6 of Parcel Map 7056, in the City of La Mirada, County of Los Angeles, State of California, as per map recorded in Book 73 Pages 7 and 8 of parcel maps, recorded November 11, 1976, in the office of the county recorder of said county.



STUDENT HEALTH SERVICE Don’t miss this opportunity to join the laboratory team at UCSB Student Health. Assists in the overall operation of the clinical laboratory by performing the duties of testing personnel in the specialties of hematology, urinalysis, clinical microscopy, diagnostic immunology, chemistry, virology and the sub‑specialties of bacteriology and parasitology. Reqs: Must have a current California Clinical Laboratory Scientist license. Training and experience sufficient to comply with federal CLIA 88 requirements for personnel to perform clinical laboratory tests of waived, moderate and high complexity. Student Health requires all clinical staff successfully pass the background check and complete the credentialing process before employment date. Any HIPAA or FERPA violation is subject to disciplinary action. Notes: This is an 11 month per year position. Furlough taken during quarter breaks or summer months. Hours vary during quarter breaks. May need to come in early or stay late depending upon staffing. Student Health is closed between the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays. Any HIPAA or FERPA violation is subject to disciplinary action. Salary commensurate with experience. 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. Open until filled. Apply online at https://Jobs.ucsb. edu Job #20140222

PERSONAL PROPERTY Bank Accounts/Financial Institutions Any and all accounts held by, or in the control of Defendants Sabas Trujillo (DOB: 02/28/79), Lucia Trujillo (DOB: 07/15/75), Rick Trujillo (DOB: 05/20/77), Prestige Striping Services, Inc., Superior Paving Company, Inc., or Yeguada Trujillo, Inc., including, but not limited to, checking accounts, savings accounts, mortgage/ escrow accounts, investment accounts and retirement funds, held in any of the above names, or in which any of the above individuals or businesses have an interest, with any of the following banks/financial institutions, to include any subsidiary or financial institution associated with said bank/financial institution, regardless of branch or location: 1. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., including, BUT NOT LIMITED TO: A. Account # 917894578. Paul E. Zellerbach District Attorney of the County of Riverside Michael J. Mayman Deputy District Attorney State Bar No. 191879 3960 Orange Street, 1st Floor Riverside, California 92501 Telephone: (951) 955‑5400 Fax: (951) 955‑5470 7/3, 7/10 7/17/14 SANTA BARBARA INDEPENDENT CNS‑2638043

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Under the direction of an administrator and District Nurse, administer prescribed medications according to physician’s and parent’s instructions; dispense medications based on established District procedures and/or as directed; maintain related records and documents; assess students’ medical conditions; administer minor first aid to ill and injured children; evaluate emergency situations; perform routine first aid and CPR as needed; establish and maintain cumulative health and immunization record files for each student; reconcile student health records with student enrollment records; review immunization records and maintain related data; maintain inventory and order first aid supplies; distribute first aid kits to appropriate site or office location; respond to parent and staff inquiries by interpreting and explaining applicable laws, codes, rules, programs and regulations; assist in compiling data for State, County, and District reports of site health issues including results on screenings, vision and hearing reports, annual immunization records and annual physical examination records; preparing list of students with health problems and students exempt for physical education participation; prepare and distribute a variety of health‑related reports, notices and referral, assist in the preparation, arrangements and implementation of health testing programs and immunizations; assist with the care of special need students as directed; attend meetings and conferences related to assigned activities; perform other job‑related duties as assigned. Education and Experience: Associate’s degree in Nursing, and one (1) year of professional experience in public or private health setting as a Licensed Vocational Nurse. Please apply online at or visit our website at www.sbunified. org

LVN‑Goleta Valley Cottage Wound Care Center Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital seeks full‑time LVN to support the Wound Care Management Department. 1+ years of wound care experience, and California LVN license required. The shift is M‑F, 7:45 a.m.‑4:15 p.m. Cottage Health System offers an excellent compensation package that includes above market salaries; premium medical benefits, pension plans, and tax savings accounts. Please apply online at: EOE


STUDENT HEALTH SERVICE Don’t miss this exciting career opportunity working in Urgent Care in a multidisciplinary, comprehensive University Student Health Service. Work in a collaborative and collegial relationship with Physicians, Nurse Practitioners and other clinical staff. Responsibilities include evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of acute illnesses and injuries, provision of brief mental health interventions, prescribing medications under the legal scope of practice and arranging follow up care. Reqs: Must have at least 2 years of experience as a Physician Assistant in urgent or primary care. Experience in procedures such as laceration repair, extremity splinting, incision and drainage of abscesses, wound care and insertion and management of IVs is highly desired. Must have a current California Physician Assistant licensure. Student Health requires all clinical staff successfully pass the background check and complete the credentialing process before the employment date. Any


HIPAA or FERPA violation is subject to disciplinary action. Mandated reporting requirements of child abuse. Notes: This is a 10 month per year position. Hours vary during quarter breaks. May work occasional evening and weekends. Student Health is closed between the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays. Salary commensurate with experience. 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. Open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.­ edu Job #20140229


Community Educa­ tion Coordinator

FT/benes. Biling. Eng/Span REQUIRED. Coordinate Education Program Present trngs. on sexual assault. See Cover letter, Res. + 3 refs: SB Rape Crisis Center, 433 E. Cañon Perdido St., SB 93101; Conversant, Inc. seeks Sr. Software Developer (Java / J2EE) in Santa Barbara, CA to analyze & design projects w/ automated specs, design parameters & alt. solutions. Provide technical direction & implmt projects. Serve as in‑house expert for testing, designing & writing code for production quality software. Reqs: BS in Comp Sci, Electl Engg or related field + 5 yrs exp developing complete back‑end/front‑end Web applications( or MS + 3 yrs same exp). To apply, submit resume to resume@ and enter job title and “Job Code GCCB” in subject line.


OFFICE OF EQUAL OPPORTUNITY & SEXUAL HARASSMENT/ TITLE IX COMPLIANCE Implements and maintains the University’s nondiscrimination and sexual harassment policies and procedures by independently evaluating and simultaneously responding appropriately to multifaceted claims, which entail considerable risk in the event of audit and/or litigation, and the immediate needs of complainant(s), witness(es), reporting party or parties and respondent(s) for supplemental assistance with regard to interim protections, if appropriate, and personal and/or emotional support resources. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of years of experience. Minimum 3 years of demonstrated expertise and skill in exercising independent judgment in the assessment, investigation, and resolution of discrimination and harassment concerns. Demonstrated knowledge of best practices and methodologies for conducting investigations, fact‑finding and investigative interviewing. Demonstrated ability to handle personal, confidential, sensitive and complex information and matters with composure, mature judgment and utmost discretion. Requires excellent word processing skills and experience in database management. Note: Fingerprinting required. $54,124 ‑ $64,951/yr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. For primary consideration apply by 7/21/14, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at Job #20140297


DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE & DANCE Oversees and manages the costumes,


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make‑up, hair, millinery, and costume crafts units of the Department of Theater and Dance. Work includes extensive collaboration and consultation with faculty and guest designers to ensure designs for departmental productions are successfully translated and realized. Reqs: Two years working in an educational or professional performing arts setting or a combination of training and experience in a related position. Well‑versed in the application of costume techniques including period construction, patterning, alterations and tailoring. Must have working knowledge of costume shop equipment and strong communication skills. Proficiency with Word, Excel and data entry. Notes: M‑F and with some evenings, weekends and holidays required. Maintain a valid CA driver’s license and a clean DMV record. Salary commensurate with experience. 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 7/22/14, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.­ edu Job #20140303

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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 7/24/14, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.­edu Job #20140308

CA for sale. Only requesting email initiated response so car dealers and brokers won’t make me NUTS calling over and over :‑)

Domestic Cars


Slate blue, black interior (leather dual power heated seats), all power options, multi disc CD changer, tinted windows, sliding sunroof, towing package, AT, 4WD, 4.7L V8, great newish BF Goodrich All‑Terrain T/A tires and brakes, 2” lift kit (front end recently re‑built). Good condtion. 150K. Also comes with Safari Roof Rack and RainX luggage/cargo bag. I have all records of work since buying in 2010. Selling for $4700. Hate to sell this great Jeep, just have too many vehicles at this time. Please email with interest; this is a REAL vehicle IN Santa Barbara,

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)

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Daphne Harp

40 (string) pedal harp. Like new. Continued play by original owner. Perfect for beginning pedal harp, or for the student. Petite size. $10.5K. (805) 564‑8034.

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It’s our highest priority. HVAC Mechanic II

The HVAC Mechanic II will perform preventive maintenance and repair on ventilation and heating equipment, including blowers, heating units, heat pumps, exhaust fans, motors, vacuum pumps, water pumps, chemical injection and sump pumps and related equipment. Inspect, access, diagnose, and repair various types of equipment and systems using PC, laptop or iscope software interface programw. Perform preventive maintenance and repair of various kitchen equipment, including freezers, refrigerators, forced air and convection ovens, steam kettles, and ice machines. Perform preventive maintenance on a variety of building equipment and facilities, including replacement of filters and belts; service and repair industrial shop equipment, swimming pool pumps and filter equipment. Inspect work done by contractors for adherence to codes and specifications; collaborate with District staff, architects, and inspectors. Operate a variety of specialized repair equipment commonly used in the trade. Work from plans, sketches, blueprints, work orders or other instructions; interpret plans and specifications; check for compliance with codes. Maintain service records, inspection records, and other documentation as needed. Prepare estimates of time and materials for new construction or repair work. Drive a vehicle to and from work sites, suppliers, and contractors. Please apply on‑line at or visit our website at www.sbunified.­org.


Setting high standards is one thing. Embracing them is another. At Cottage Health System, we make it top priority to work constantly at being our best...for patients, their families, our communities and fellow team members. If you would enjoy living up to your potential at a health system that strives for – and achieves – excellence, come to Cottage.

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

Nursing • Electrophysiology • Med/Surg – Float Pool • MICU

ANIMAL RESOURCE CENTER Responsible for the care and maintenance of laboratory animals and equipment in the Biology and Psychology facilities. Animals are maintained according to University Policy, the Institute of Laboratory Animal Resources (ILAR) Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals in Research, and USDA regulations. All duties will be performed according to established standard operating procedures of the ARC. Will rotate through different job responsibilities as required. Reqs: Must have a scientific background in the life sciences field such as biology, zoology, or pharmacology. Previous animal experience required or Bachelor of Science degree or equivalent combination of years of experience. Excellent communication skills, ability to work both independently and within a team environment. Notes: Fingerprinting required. Work hours/days will vary to ensure 7 day/week coverage for operational needs. Weekend and Holiday work rotations. $19.22/hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified



• Licensed Psych Tech • PCA – Villa Rivera • PCT I – Surgical Trauma • Telemetry Tech – Full-Time & Per Diem • UCT – SICU

• Surgery


• Triad Coordinator

• Case Manager – CD Res

• EVS Lead • Food Service Rep • Integration Analyst – HIE • Lean/Process Improvement Facilitator • PFC – Admitting • PFC IIs – Credit/Collections • Physician Practice Consultant • Quality Data Coordinator • Security Officer • Sterile Processing Tech – Temp • Systems Support Analyst – eHealth • Telecommunications Specialist

• Dietitian Specialist – Temp

• Teacher

• NICU • Oncology • PICU • Pulmonary, Renal

• Workers’ Compensation Case Manager


• Special Procedures Tech • Speech Language Pathologist II – Per Diem • Sonographer – Part-Time • Support Counselor – Per Diem • Surgical Tech

Management • Clinical Manager, Nutrition • Manager, Inventory Control • Manager, Radiology • Supervisor, Housekeeping • Supervisor, ED Psych

Allied Health • Behavioral Health Clinician

Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital • CCRC Intake Coordinator

Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital • RNs – Emergency, ICU, Med/Surg

Pacific Diagnostic Laboratories • Certified Phlebotomy Techs • Clinical Lab Scientist • Sr. Systems Support Analyst • Please apply to:


We offer an excellent compensation package that includes above-market salaries, premium medical benefits, pension plans, tax savings accounts, rental and mortgage assistance, and relocation packages. What’s holding you back? For more information on how you can advance your future with these opportunities, or to submit a resume, please contact: Cottage Health System, Human Resources, P.O. Box 689, Pueblo at Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93102-0689. Please apply online at

Please reference “SBI” when applying. EOE

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Learn To Dance!

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

Fitness LOSE UP TO 30 POUNDS in 60 Days! Once daily appetite suppressant burns fat and boosts energy for healthy weight loss. 60 day supply ‑ $59.95. Call: 800‑561‑9814 (CalSCAN)

Healing Groups

AA 24 hrs 7 days/wk Alcoholics Anonymous Call 962‑3332

Holistic Health


A DETOX COLONIC Gentle therapy‑24 yrs exp, Liver/ Candida Detox, Body Ecology Diet. Prof Office. 886‑3542

“Get Back” – return to what you know.

Healing Touch

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

Herbal Health‑care


Herbal programs for weight‑loss, heart conditions, inflammation & pain, blood sugar conditions, colon cleanse, liver detox. Naturopath, Herbalist, Khabir Southwick, 805‑308‑3480,

Music Lessons

#1 GLADIATIOR MAS­SAGE FOR RELIEF WONDERFUL FROM PAIN & STRESS TEACHER Enjoy Piano, Voice or Harp Lessons. Exciting new approach to a full musical $80/1HR, $140/2HRS! Jeff Dutcher, CMP. 1211 Coast Village Rd. #1, Montecito. Call or Text Jeff now at (203) 524‑4779 or visit www.­ Outcalls available. CA State License #13987.

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


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

MARKETPLACE Display cabinets for sale at Jack’s Kitchens, 3005 State St, Santa Barbara. Call 805‑563‑2022 for more details. See craigslist for more sale item photos and descriptions.


52 Like mad callers 53 “Born Free” lioness 54 Queens diamond, once 1 Woodshop tools 55 Take on more issues? 5 Dish (out) 56 Othello, for example 9 Florida fullback, for short 57 Allergy source 12 Fluish, perhaps 13 “Space Invaders” company 58 QB play 59 Roadside rest stops 15 Mascara’s target 16 Campus letters 17 Convincing 18 “... butterfly, sting like ___” 1 Home of The Ringling Circus 19 “___ for Alibi” (Grafton Museum novel) 2 Go-getter 20 Places for missing persons 3 Waiting room query reports 4 DOS component? 22 “And I’ve got one, two, 5 Fictional typing tutor ___ three, four, five ___ working Beacon overtime” (XTC lyric) 6 Latin list ender 24 Nixes a bill 7 Sound off 25 1980 running medalist 8 Lindros formerly of the NHL Steve 9 Mandrill kin 26 Unobtrusive, as a ringtone 10 Newsgroup system since setting 1980 29 It’s heard in Houston 11 Game with 32 pieces 31 Affected 14 Encyclopedia Brown’s 32 It may hold up an Arp hometown 33 Sapporo sashes 15 Italian word for “milk” 37 One end of a fencing sword 20 2000 Subway Series losers 39 1968 Winter Olympics site 21 Hinduism, for example: 43 ___ apso abbr. 44 Lock up tight 23 Hang out 45 Convent-ional title? 26 Bristly brand 46 Item exhumed years after 27 Like some congestion burial 28 Greta Garbo, for one 50 Hem’s partner 30 Suave 51 Part of NCAA 33 Reactions to fireworks




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34 Shooting/skiing event 35 Available, as fruit 36 Series with an upcoming Episode VII 38 Ballerina’s bend 39 Teahouse hostess 40 Former Attorney General ___ Clark 41 First name on the Supreme Court 42 Robertson of CNN 44 Hidden loot 45 A great many 47 Get ready 48 Yemen’s largest city 49 Pac-12 team since 2011 ©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: 1-800-6556548. Reference puzzle #0675

MOVING SALE! Furniture, wall art, clothes, books, baby stuff, antiques, electronics 16 W. Los Olivos St. SB Saturday, July 19 8:00 AM‑2:00 PM NO EARLY BIRDS PLEASE

Yard Sale! Sat 7/19 8am‑2pm at 126 W. Micheltorena St. All proceeds go to Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. Household items, clothes, and more!!! Come support the cause!

Misc. For Sale KILL BED BUGS! Buy Harris Bed Bug Killer Complete Treatment Program/ Kit. Effective results begin after spray dries. Available: Hardware Stores, Buy Online: (AAN CAN)

Heavenly Nurturing

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LMT Leo Barocio

7 yrs exp, deep tissue, trigger point, swedish, sports, downtown location. 805‑636‑8929. 827 State st.




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

Treasure Hunt ($100 or LESS) “NEW” DELUXE DODGER CAP (one size fist all) Orig. $40, now $25. Call Fred 957‑4636. 2X4 Audio FOAM ‑ mounted on plywood. 5 total ‑ $95. Call 569‑6089 or 801‑8953. 4 t‑shirts, regularly $20 each. Selling for $5 each. Call 805‑957‑4636.

Meet Max

Max is a cute guy that is slowly coming around. He needs someone that will understand him and give him time to feel comfortable. No kids. He’s neutered, up to date on shots, and microchipped.

Meet LoveBug

LoveBug is a very sweet guy but for some reason he doesn’t like small children. He’s 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


FOR ALL EVENTS. Weddings, Concerts, Parties, Churches, Recording Studios. Classical, pop, folk, jazz...Christine Holvick, BM, MM 969‑6698

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

Garage & Estate Sales

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5X8 Rug ‑ $95. Call 569‑6089 or 801‑8953. AUTHENTIC NFL Mugs. Originally $40, selling for $15. Call 805‑957‑4636. BJORN RYE ETCHINGS Limited edition 12 different etchings ranging from $45 to $100. call 805‑687‑4514 (Kathy). BRAND NEW Transistor Radio. New $18. Sell for $10. Call 805‑957‑4636. Butcher Block Table ‑ $40. Call 569‑6089 or 801‑8953.

15+ yrs exp. Res/sm business. Refs avail. English speaking cple. 448‑5790


If you want to see your house really clean call 682‑6141;385‑9526 SBs Best

Educational Services AIRLINE CAREERS begin here – Get trained as FAA certified Aviation Technician. Financial aid for qualified students. Housing and Job placement assistance. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance 800‑725‑1563 (AAN CAN)

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Erectile dysfunction kit. Brend new. New Technology. $300 New, sacrafice for $20. Call 805‑967‑4636 Framed Mirror $25. Call 569‑6089 or 801‑8953 Green Living Room Chair ‑ $50. Call 569‑6089 or 801‑8953. Marcy Exercise Bike. $200 new, sell for $100. Call 805‑957‑4636 microwave ‑ $50. Call 569‑6089 or 801‑8953 PLAYING CARDS. Brand new, Elvis Presley, still in plaztic, from New Orleans. New $40. Sell for $15 OBO. Call 805‑957‑4636. Pocket Etch‑A‑SKETCH. $10. Call Fred, 805‑957‑4636 Quality Twin Bed ‑ $65. Call 569‑6089 or 801‑8953 RADIO ‑ used. New $50, sell for $20 OBO. Call 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 Used UCLA twin bed blanket. $40 new/$10. Call 805‑957‑4636

Rainbow Bridge Ranch

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


Meet Marty

Marty is a handsome fellow that LOVES kids and to play ball! He’s neutered, up to date on shots, and microchipped.

Meet Rufus

Rufus is a funny guy that has some spinal issues and, even though he doesn’t know anything is wrong, he will need a special home. He’s 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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nonprofit dog rescue is looking for fosters! If you love dogs and want to open up your home to a rescue, 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

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870 Windsor Court Single Level Home in Mountain View Attendance Area Single level four bedroom over 2,000 square feet. Great cul-de-sac location just a stone’s throw from Award-winning Mountain View Elementary school. Expanded family room with second fireplace, added formal dining room, large laundry room with sink, wraparound patio plus lawn and fruit trees. Great curb appeal!

Price: $1,100,000 MARIE SUE PARSONS 805.895.4866 CalBRE 00629053

STEPHANIE YOUNG 805.453.8528 CalBRE 01712844

Real Estate open houses Carpinteria 3375 Foothill Road #1123 2BD/2BA, Sun 2‑4, Rachel Moyer 452‑2100, $795,000. Coldwell Banker

Goleta 6207 Marlborough, Goleta, 4/2, $749,000, Open Sunday 1‑4, Goodwin & Thyne Properties, Olesya Thyne, 805‑708‑1917

Montecito 1032 Fairway Road 2BD/2BA, Sat & Sun By Appt., Bonnie Jo Danely 689‑1818, $1,100,000. Coldwell Banker 260 Penny Lane 4BD/5BA, Sun By Appt., $4,195,000, Susan Burns 886‑8822. Coldwell Banker

Riviera 1316 De La Guerra 4BD/4BA, Sun 2‑4, C. Scott McCosker 687‑2436, $1,598,000. Coldwell Banker 918 Garcia Road 3BD/2BA, Sun 1‑4, $1,495,000, Wolfe/Lomas 722‑0322. Coldwell Banker

Santa Barbara 1294 Bel Air Drive 4BD/3BA, Sun 2‑4, $1,650,000, Kirk Hodson 886‑6527. Coldwell Banker 165 Via Lee, 4BD, 3.5BA. Open Sunday 2‑4. $1,059,000. Gloria Burns , Remax Gold Coast Realtors, (805) 689‑6920 24 Calle Crespis 1BD/1.5BA, Sun 2‑4, Stephanie Rachford 252‑5229, $715,000. Coldwell Banker 26 Calle Crespis 2BD/2.5BA, $895,000, Sun 2‑4, Stephanie Rachford 252‑5229. Coldwell Banker 2630 Painted Cave 2BD/2BA, Sun 1‑4, Steve Slavin 886‑3428. $1,495,000. Coldwell Banker 2641 State St W#, Santa Barbra, 3/2, $725,000, Open Sunday 1‑4, Goodwin & Thyne Properties, Stu Morse, 805‑705‑0161 887 Cheltenham Road 4BD/4.5BA, Sun 2‑4, $1,595,000, Arielle Assur 906‑0194. Coldwell Banker 925 Weldon Rd., Santa Barbara, 3/2.­5, $837,500, Open Sunday 1‑4, Goodwin & Thyne Properties, Will Stonecipher, 805‑450‑4821

for sale Ranch/Acreage For Sale U FINISH CABIN SHELL ON 38 WILDERNESS ACRES $439 MONTH!

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Well built new cabin shell in quiet‑ scenic highlands of northern AZ. Evergreen woodlands & meadow mix at cool‑clear 6,200’ elev. Sweeping wilderness views/ abundant groundwater/ loam garden soil. Top hunting/fishing in nearby National Forest. $55,900 with low down seller financing. Ranch brochure, photos, cabin specs. 1st United Realty 800.966.6690. (Cal‑SCAN)

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SANTA BARBARA Outstanding 2 story duplex in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara w/ 3 car garage. Perfect for a large family or great income potential! Peabody school.

MONTECITO Located in prestigious “Ennisbrook”, this 1.55-acre Mountain View parcel has oak trees, 2 club houses, clay & hard court tennis courts, 2 pools & is located directly across from a private 2-acre grass park.





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

SUMMERLAND Income opportuni-





ty. 4/3 and 1/1, ocean views, laundry, parking. Vacation or ongoing rental.

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NEW LISTING GOLETA 5BD/4BA, 4,318 sq. ft. luxury estate in Crown Collection. Move-in ready w/ custom upgrades, in-law suite & more!

SANTA BARBARA 4BD/2.5BA downtown home. Hardwood floors, backyard sanctuary w/ hot tub & more!


SANTA BARBARA Contemporary,

SANTA BARBARA Amazing oasis of

pool. Modern feel w/ Jacuzzi style tub, natural light, open floor plan & more!

3BD/2.5BA home, 2 car garage. 1700+ sq ft living space, wood flrs, & more!

over 6 acres 20 min to SB. 4BD/2.52BA on a private Creekside setting.











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

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




GOLETA 4BD/2BA home in quiet neighborhood close to parks. Large kitchen, big back yard & much more!




North 3BD/2BA. Upper unit, updated, custom tile & wood flrs, pool. & 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.


SANTA MARIA 76 acre parcel with

SANTA BARBARA Stunning ground

potential for home sites, horses and farming. Easy access to and from Cat Canyon

level, 1BD. Remodeled, hardwood flrs, panoramic mtn views. Great location.






7630 HOLLISTER AVE. #120

PENDING VENTURA Private, newer kitchen w/ granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, A/C, fruit trees & much more!



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

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

LOMPOC Flat, level, .9 acre commercial


lot in sought out area. Close to airport & businesses. Perfect for owner/investor.

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



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