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To say the least, Henry “Hank” Hart Poett Campbell has been a busy boy in his first two weeks of life. Since his arrival at 6:50 the evening of August 7, Hank’s older brother has already shown him how to drive a backhoe and fix the ranch water system. And riding a horse is next on the list, says 3-yearold Jack. Hank, the grandson of Editor in Chief Marianne Partridge, enjoys long walks around 2 a.m., and he eats as much as he can every few hours — managing to add a full pound to his original 8 pounds, 4 ounces, so far. The Indy family is overjoyed he’s here!

In Memoriam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Barney Brantingham’s On the Beat . . . . 21

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Church Group Offers Coffee, Christ, and Camraderie Upon Release (Lyz Hoffman) on the cover: Believer’s Edge volunteer Tim Adams (right) and recently released inmate D.J. exit the S.B. County Jail’s Inmate Reception Center (IRC). Photo by Paul Wellman. above: Maeton Freel (center) volunteers in the IRC.

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Under a marine layer blanketing the sky, more than 100 scientists, reporters, and island enthusiasts oohed and ahhed at flying fish and pods of dolphins as they motored to Santa Rosa Island on a gorgeous Central Coast day last week. They were headed for the unveiling of the Cal State University Channel Islands research facility — a modest building with eight bedrooms, 22 bunk beds, and a kitchen — that was built after the 12-year-old university acquired 370 acres of the island from Ventura County in 2009, said university president Richard Rush. Mirroring a national trend in STEM education, the research facility provides a space for undergraduates to engage in interdisciplinary learning in marine biology, anthropology, archeology, botany, history, and art. Santa Rosa Island was home to the Chumash until about 1820 and contains thousands of federally protected — Kelsey Brugger archeological sites.




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icolas Holzer, accused of killing his mother and father and two sons last week, made his first court appearance less than 48 hours after police responded to the bloody scene. The 45-year-old man, who allegedly fatally stabbed his family and their dog using two kitchen knives, was charged with four counts of first-degree murder and one count of animal cruelty. He could face the death penalty and was ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation. Deputy public defender Christine Voss will review the reports before the case returns to court on September 9. In the days following the horrific incident, a response team spent time in the quiet neighborhood just outside Goleta. Experts reached out to those who knew the four victims: Bill, 73, Sheila, 74, Sebastian, 13, and Vincent, 10. The Holzer family was reportedly well-known in their community, but they were very private. Nicolas had lived with his parents and his two sons at the house on Walnut Park Lane for seven years, and he had been unemployed after he quit working at Raytheon in 2006. He was hospitalized for depression in the late 1990s, according to court documents in his later divorce, but the condition was later dismissed as a thyroid problem. The incident raises questions of how a man who apparently stabbed his parents and two young sons was able to gain full custody of his children from ex-wife Juana Holzer seven years earlier. “It was a case of money and power that took the kids away from Juana,” said Juana’s current boyfriend, Charles Sirois, in an email. Juana and Nicolas married in 2001, eight months before their first son, Sebastian, was 10


born. Juana is from Mexico and has family in San Diego, but it’s not clear how the couple met. In 2004, Vincent was born, and the family lived in a condo in Goleta. Two years later, Nicolas filed for divorce, claiming Juana refused to work on marital issues and was being unfairly influenced by her family. One day, Juana took the children to San Diego and left a note. Juana contended Nicolas was aggressive and controlling, and she alleges in court filings he accused her of marrying him for money and citizenship status. She contended she had to travel south to escape his rage. Following the divorce, a contentious custody battle ensued. After the first round of hearings, the court granted Nicolas physical custody and gave Juana visitation rights. She missed visits for six weeks, but she claimed she maintained phone contact and had had a family emergency in Mexico. Accusations that both Nicolas and Juana sexually abused Vincent and Sebastian are detailed in the court filings, but the allegations were never confirmed. Juana’s visitation rights were later suspended during an investigation into statements that Vincent made to a therapist about sexual abuse from his mother and her two sisters. Juana and her sisters denied the allegations. A therapist who was assigned to work with both brothers made reports to Child Welfare Services. The agency denied a request from The Santa Barbara Independent to view those documents, citing the open murder investigation by the Sheriff ’s Office. According to his former attorney, Matthew Long, Nicolas appeared to be a “normal guy” for someone who was going through such a litigious custody battle. Attorneys who represented

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Juana declined to comment. In 2005, Nicolas was involved in a civil dispute with a neighbor. Nicolas Holzer A young woman contended, according to court records, that Holzer had a history of escalating harassment and that she feared for her safety. He denied the accusations, and the matter was later resolved through a court mediator. “The systems and safeguards failed Juana, which ended up costing the lives of two innocent children,” wrote Charles Sirois.“What a tragedy.” He declined to answer further questions. Friends and teachers recalled the two boys were bright and consistently earned high test scores. The youngest, Vincent, was a “Social Studies buff,” and Sebastian was friendly and outgoing. An informal gathering was held for students last week to remember their classmates before the school year started. “By no means are these things healed, but at least it takes a step in the right direction,” said Bridget Braney, principal at Foothill Elementary, where Vincent attended. Sebastian went to La Colina High School. Their grandparents, Bill and Sheila Holzer, donated to various community organizations. Sheila was remembered as a “sweetheart of a lady” and for being a quiet homemaker. Bill worked for many years at Raytheon, where he was considered a “national asset,” a colleague said. “There are things that this country can do because Bill Holzer was alive,” he said.“He was a capable, capable dude.” Lyz Hoffman contributed to this report.


The California Highway Patrol (CHP) continues to investigate the death of 33-year-old longdistance cyclist Matthew O’Neill, hit and killed by a pickup truck the evening of 8/9 on Foxen Canyon Road. Witnesses say O’Neill, a UCSB doctoral student living in Carpinteria, was on the far right edge of the road, and he and his bike were adorned with reflectors and lights. The truck hauling a horse trailer was driven by the 16-yearold son of former lieutenant governor Abel Maldonado. CHP officials say they are working to determine if speed or distracted driving played a role in the collision and if Maldonado’s son was permitted to drive in those conditions under his first-year license, which carries restrictions due to his age. A woman in her seventies died this week after she hung herself in the restroom of the Goleta Trader Joe’s. An employee found the woman around 3:20 p.m. on 8/15, said sheriff’s spokesperson Kelly Hoover. She was taken to Cottage Hospital in serious condition and soon succumbed to her injuries. Authorities have not released her identity.

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Dr. Mireille Miller-Young, who had a heated engagement with anti-abortion protesters at UCSB on 3/4, was sentenced on 8/15 to three years probation, community service, and anger management classes after pleading no contest to theft and battery charges. The UC Santa Barbara associate professor was also ordered to pay a small fine and $500 of restitution. During the incident, Miller-Young had confronted signholding members of Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust and had forcibly taken a sign, which was later found destroyed. A Montecito man arrested in October 2012 for his alleged involvement in an illegal sports betting ring — a website called, which New York prosecutors said was part of an East Coast gambling syndicate called the Jersey Boys — has avoided jail time by entering into a plea deal and agreeing to forfeit $1.7 million. Authorities had seized $2.01 million of Stanley Tomchin’s money during their investigation, including more than $400,000 in cash found in his Lilac Drive home. Tomchin, 67 at the time of his arrest, was originally charged with 56 felony counts by the Queens County District Attorney’s Office and faced up to 25 years in prison, but the plea deal announced late last month saw him plead guilty to a single count of conspiracy.

CITY The Wayfarer hostel, nearly two decades in the making, opened at 12 East Montecito Street this week, offering private rooms for $159 a night and beds in shared rooms for $59 a night. The 9,811-square-foot location has 100 beds total, with all-male and all-female rooms available, and 27 parking spots. Amenities include free wireless Internet, a swimming pool, and a community kitchen. The hostel was one of the conditions levied on late actor, winemaker, and DoubleTree owner Fess Parker for approval of a second hotel in 1995; his family is in talks to build a boutique waterfront hotel in the next few years. Construction of the hostel took a little more than a year.


Four major County of Santa Barbara departments — Fire, Planning and Development, Public Works, and the Sheriff’s Office — made one thing clear in letters they wrote to the Chumash last week: with the tribe’s expansion plans come unanswered questions. In July, MAJOR MISSIVE: Of the tribe’s plans, county CEO Mona the tribe detailed its Miyasato said, “The county looks forward to hearing more dreams of building about the project’s off-reservation mitigation measures.” a 12-story hotel wing complete with 215 rooms, a rooftop pool deck, a conference room, and a restaurant. Also included were ideas for 75,000 square feet of additional gaming space and a five-story parking garage. In their comments, County Fire officials touched on “areas of strong concern,” noting that the department hasn’t yet been granted “full access” to both the expanded resort (during its construction and after) and the existing hotel-casino. To respond to a fire at the 12-story tower within five minutes “would commit the entire” county fire team, the letter stated, and response measures would require a 100-foot aerial ladder truck (costing $1.7 million), associated personnel ($3.1 million), plus five more fire engines, a rescue squad, and two battalion chiefs — all on the tribe’s dime. And because a bigger hotel could bring more visitors — an estimated 1,200 more per day — the likelihood of an “aircraft emergency” at the nearby Santa Ynez Airport would jump, fire officials wrote. Sheriff Bill Brown said his office and the tribe have revived conversations over installing a round-the-clock deputy position on the reservation, for which the Chumash would pay the $840,000 annual bill. But Brown said the expansion “will place additional strain” on his department, and he and tribal chair Vincent Armenta plan to bring a “modified” agreement before the supervisors soon. Planning director Glenn Russell didn’t mince words, calling the tower’s height “patently inconsistent with and destructive” to the Santa Ynez Valley’s character and some of the water mitigation plans as “vague and insufficient.” Russell added the Uplands Basin (which the reservation sits on) is in a state of overdraft, not a surplus; the proximity has activists worried, as the basin provides water to much of the valley. The Public Works Department submitted a shorter letter, mainly asking the tribe to redesign the intersection of Cuesta Street and Highway 246. Armenta said a final report of the plans will come out “when all of the comments have been reviewed and responded to accordingly” and that, with regard to County Fire’s requests for funding, “we are reviewing their demands carefully.” Third District Supervisor Doreen Farr said she was “very concerned” about the plans and would be “no matter who was going to propose a development of that size and height.” The supervisors and county staff will hear an overview of the proposal at the August 26 — Lyz Hoffman meeting.

Earthmovers finally started leveling and smoothing land destined for the Children’s Museum of Santa Barbara this week. Designed by the late architect Barry Berkus — with plans completed by AB Architects — the three-story, 25,000-square-foot project next to the train station has been in the works for seven years. With costs expected to top out at $25 million, more than half of the total amount has been raised, with more fundraising on the way. The STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) exhibits will target 3- to 12-year-olds and align with new Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards. Museum director Sheila Cushman said she expects the doors to open in June 2016.

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smoke or flames will alert dispatch centers in the hope of earlier evacuations. Another combined $1.6 million-$1.3 million in drought-related state funds and $300,000 from Montecito billionaire Craig McCaw — will pay for a waterdropping helicopter to be stationed in Santa Barbara, overtime costs to cover increased staffing and public outreach. A $78,517 donation from Pacific Coast Energy Company — which operates 96 cyclic steaming wells near Orcutt and has applied for 96 more — has put the “No on Measure P” campaign in the fundraising lead over the “Yes” camp, which has raised $44,876. If voters okay Measure P in November, all new cyclic-steaming, acidizing, and fracking projects would be banned. Supporters of the initiative include the Santa Barbara County Democratic Party and Santa Barbara City Councilmembers Cathy Murillo, Bendy White, and Gregg Hart. Opponents include the county’s Deputy Sheriff’s Association and firefighters union, plus Santa Barbara City Councilmembers Frank Hotchkiss and Dale Francisco. cont’d page 12 

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alifornia is the only western state that doesn’t regulate how much groundwater gets sucked out of the earth, so any property owner, from corporate farms in the Central Valley to mansion owners in Montecito, can legally pump until their wells run dry. As the ongoing drought forces farmers to rely on groundwater like never before, state legislators are rethinking such Wild West policies, and two separate but similar bills are now running through the halls of Sacramento, aimed at forcing regional agencies to gain some control by 2020. Whether the dry days of 2014 will prompt such oversight remains unknown, but if not, there’s a chance that more of California could look like the Cuyama Valley, the high desert region of Santa Barbara County’s northeastern corner. Last week, a long-awaited federal study confirmed what most already knew: Cuyama’s large farming operations, which are mostly focused on growing organic carrots and grain, are draining the valley’s groundwater resources twice as fast as they can be replenished. “Right now, they’re basically groundwater mining,” said Randy Hanson of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), which collaborated with Santa Barbara County’s Public Works Department on the study to evaluate water usage from 1949 until 2010. Historically, the water table was around 100 feet below the surface, with springs even popping out along certain faults, but Hanson said the water is currently “well over 400 feet, and, in some cases, 600 feet deep.” The study calls the ongoing extraction rate “unsustainable,” warning that the current practices may not allow for farming in the future. But running out of water is just one concern. The lowered water table means that ancient water, which is more infused with arsenic and other natural but potentially nasty chemicals, is getting pumped to the surface to water the crops. Though considered safe for agriculture, Hanson said, “It’s not something you’d want to drink on a regular basis.” More worrying may be actual sinking of the landscape, as the town of New Cuyama has subsided 1.6 feet since it was developed in the 1940s, and the overall valley has slipped 0.2 feet since 2000 alone. That doesn’t sound like much, but Hanson said similar drops in the Oxnard

DESERT FARMS: As California considers regulating groundwater, the over-tapped Cuyama Valley stands as a symbol of what could come.

Plain required “several millions” of dollars to be spent on fixing levees on Calleguas Creek. The USGS’s recent report on subsidence in the San Joaquin Valley shows some areas dropping nearly one foot per year, a rate that will rip up roads and other infrastructure while raising the risk of floods. Though disturbing, the study’s results were a foregone conclusion for many in the Cuyama Valley, as they reflect what previous studies have already demonstrated. The question that remains is how to address the issue, and a range of options will be presented to the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors on September 9. Public Works’ Tom Fayram, whose staff is analyzing possible next steps under existing and possible future state and county policies, said the dry times further exacerbate the situation. “When we started this analysis, we were not in a serious drought. But we recognize that since then we are, and thus concerns are heightened,” he said. Complicating matters is that the Cuyama Valley falls on the border of Santa Barbara, Ventura, San Luis Obispo, and Kern counties, yet there is no interagency oversight. One possible outcome will be adjudication of the water, in which someone sues to “divide up the pie,” said Hanson, and a judge allocates who gets what. That process was triggered in the Santa Maria Valley back in 1997, but it eventually cost those involved more than $11 million and 16 years in court. It’s no wonder Hanson applauds the alternative efforts employed in the Pajaro Valley near Monterey Bay, where the stakeholders preemptively called in legal advisors in hopes of preventing such lawsuits. Also unclear is what the major Cuyama Valley farming companies think of the study. Calls to Grimmway Farms and Duncan Family Farms were not returned as of press time. Cuyama watchdogs suspected that these farms may try to discount the work, as researchers were blocked from access to their wells. “We weren’t allowed onto their land once the study started,” said Hanson. “It would have been better to have their cooperation, and they would have learned from it … but it wasn’t a detriment. It didn’t stop the show.” ■

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over the summer and was celebrated with a ribbon-cutting on Monday attended by officials from the county and the Santa Barbara Unified School District. Supervisor Janet Wolf, whose district includes the trail, said, “I know this path will provide a much safer route to school for students and community members.”

The Board of Supervisors on 8/19 unanimously approved antenna-system additions proposed for various sites in Montecito by Crown Castle, an agent of Verizon, after previous meetings of the board and the Montecito Planning Commission resulted in requests for the company to make the additions more aesthetically compatible with the area. First District Supervisor Salud Carbajal said he’d only approve the project, which has undergone 162 changes, if four conditions — including removing “blight”-causing battery packs from the infrastructure — were met. Crown Castle obliged.








The Goleta City Council voted on 8/19 to reappoint councilmembers Michael Bennett, Roger Aceves, and Paula Perotte to new four-year terms, rather than holding a $17,000 election in November for the three, who are unchallenged in their bids to remain on the dais. No other applicants filed to run by the 8/8 deadline, weeks after seven candidates interviewed to take the spot of former councilmember Ed Easton, who resigned when he moved out of city limits. Accountant Tony Vallejo was chosen for the seat through 2017. During the interview process, the councilmembers advised the candidates about the low pay ($6,384 yearly salary) and long hours.


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What was once a flood-prone dirt path to school for El Camino Elementary School and San Marcos High School students is now a paved walkway with drainage improvements. The new 1,300-foot path in the unincorporated area near Goleta, called the Tatum MultiUse Trail Project (pictured), was completed

UCSB continues to attract more students from out of the state and country, following a trend across the University of California system. Of UCSB’s 4,655 incoming students this fall, 519, or 11 percent, hail from out-of-state or abroad. Five years ago, only 2 percent of students enrolled were considered “nonresident.” UCSB has fewer than the Berkeley and Los Angeles campuses, where about 30 percent of enrollment will be nonresidents this fall. UCSB spokesperson George Foulsham said the campus has a 10 percent goal for nonresident enrollment. Ten years ago, out-of-state and foreign students paid $14,230 more than their in-state counterparts. Now, nonresidents pay $22,878 more. ■

Casa de la Foreclosure?

For the second time in the past two years, officers of La Casa de la Raza find themselves confronting the prospect of imminent foreclosure if they don’t come up with tens of thousands of dollars by this coming Monday. La Casa is both a building — in this case occupying nearly one square block on East Montecito Street — as well as an organization dedicated to providing affordable community-center space to organizations serving the city’s Latino population. Founded in 1971, La Casa has been treading on financial thin ice for some time; two years ago, the County of Santa Barbara initiated proceedings to auction the property after La Casa fell $90,000 behind in property tax payments over a 10-year period. A dispute over property taxes precipitated La Casa’s most recent predicament, as well, though this time the hole — $45,000 — is not quite so deep. According to executive Raquel López, nearly $10,000 of that stems from a delinquent property-tax payment that La Casa is contesting. The bank holding La Casa’s mortgage notified López she needed to pay the property taxes now — regardless of the dispute over their calculation — or face default action. Until that payment is made, she explained, the bank has also declined to accept La Casa’s mortgage payments for two months. Property taxes and back rent, she said, total about $25,000. The rest, she said, were fees, penalties, and interest charged by the bank. López said La Casa’s attorney Robin Unander is seeking to negotiate less onerous terms with the bank. If need be, she added, La Casa could and would make the payment before a default action takes place. La Casa’s well-known financial struggles have been exacerbated by past bookkeeping practices that were lax or nonexistent. This resulted in the organization losing its taxexempt status for a while, during which time the county sought to exact higher property taxes from the organization’s substantial real estate holding. Even with the tax-exempt status now regained, however, La Casa’s path is far from clear. Another issue has been whether La Casa — a nonprofit organization — should be taxed for business endeavors taking place on its premises run by for-profit businesses, like the car repair shop. López maintained that issue has likewise been resolved and that the organization is now due a significant credit for having paid excess taxes for 10 years. The county tax collector maintains just as emphatically that La Casa is entitled to retroactive relief for only four years. In the meantime, however, the drama of this fiscal brinkmanship has rekindled old complaints — and even older animosities — between La Casa’s current management and many of its initial founders, who are worried the — Nick Welsh organization they helped start might go down the tubes. 12


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duced water and gases — would be transported s a game of tug-of-war over the through an underground pipeline to a plant in prospect of drilling on Vandenberg Lompoc. Air Force Base continues, it remains For nearly a decade, military officials to be seen which side will gain the declined to approve any such project, but these most ground. Under congressional pressure, new assessments indicate a change of heart. air force officials recently publicized a muchBut area environmentalists and politicians anticipated assessment that opens the possi- disagree that extended-reach drilling is safer bility for drilling — an idea previously thought compared to offshore extraction. Calling the dead. When news of the study first broke, State report “terribly flawed” and “terribly biased,” Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson introduced a Senator Jackson argued onshore drilling is not measure — SB  — any safer, because to ban offshore drilling the operation in Tranquillon Ridge would be located state waters. near the Santa Ynez On Tuesday, the River. “It defies Board of Supervisors logic,” she said, endorsed the bill in a adding the study fails to consider air3-2 vote on partisan quality issues. At lines. In a relatively the national level, succinct and cordial Congressmember fashion, supporters spoke about the cataLois Capps wrote a strophic risks of a spill letter last Septemin a designated marineber opposing any protected area, while new drilling and opponents charged the urging air force bill goes too far and officials to be more would close the door transparent. Five years ago, on future economic many of these enviopportunity. “The bill would essentially give ronmentalists and our county the same politicians actuprotections as the rest ally supported a of the state,” said Linda T-Ridge project in Krop, chief counsel an unprecedented for the Environmental agreement with Defense Center, which STOPPAGE? A bill to ban all drilling in the oil company Tranquillon Ridge state waters proposed sponsored the bill. Plains Exploration Though California by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson will and Production, law prohibits new off- soon be on the Assembly floor. also known as PXP. shore oil and gas leases The Environmenin state waters three miles from the shore, an tal Defense Center, which hired Jackson as a exception exists when oil from state reserves consultant, drafted a proposal that would have is drained by nearby wells in federal waters. allowed up to 17 wells from Platform Irene to Eleven oil fields off the coast straddle the state drill into two new state leases on the condition and federal boundary, but Tranquillon Ridge, of an “end date” to drilling in 2022. Thousands or T-Ridge, is the only underwater formation of acres of land were also to go into public trust. being drained by operations in federal waters. The county approved the project, which was T-Ridge is located off Vandenberg, the third estimated to produce 40 million-90 million largest air force base in the country, and the barrels of oil, but the State Lands Commission military is required to sign off on any new ultimately denied it. The player with the biggest head start to projects because drilling could potentially pose safety risks for the base and cause envi- drilling on Vandenberg is Bob Nunn and his ronmental damage. While much of the study company, Sunset Exploration, in partnership was redacted, presumably for security reasons, with ExxonMobil. On Tuesday, Nunn argued it identifies a 25- to 30-acre onshore location the bill would close the door on economic benin the southern part of the base that is “fea- efits for local cities and schools. A multiagency sible” and “preferable” for drilling up to 30 wells regulatory process would be required before through extended-reach technology. any project could advance, Nunn stressed.“I’m The chosen site, compared to several other not even the favored son here,” he said, adding potential locations, is closest to T-Ridge and a competitive process will take several years. expected to yield the largest volume of oil. According to a consultant hired by Sunset, a Space launch missions would periodically previously proposed project would generate disrupt operations for up to several days at a 113 million barrels of oil, more than $10 million time, the report states, but it does not specify in sales taxes to the county, and more than $2 how frequently. Potential debris from failed billion in royalties to the state. launches is also noted as a concern. The site Last week, the bill passed out of a fiscal would not require a processing plant, and impact committee and will soon go to the “dry oil”— after it’s been separated from pro- Assembly floor. ■






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THE I.V. DRIP: It was unfortunate Sheriff Bill Brown wasn’t on hand at the Board of Supervisors this Tuesday, allowing one of the supervi-

sors to ask, “Is that a grenade launcher in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?” Brown not being there, it fell to his aide-de-camp and straight man Undersheriff Don Patterson to explain to the much-surprised supervisors how his department had secured not one, but two grenade launchers. Who knew? Certainly not the supervisors. Not us, either. This revelation came to light as part of the ongoing national debate on the militarization of police departments, sparked by the radioactive meltdown now consuming Ferguson, Missouri, where police shot and killed an unarmed black teenager suspected of strong-arm robbery. That the Ferguson PD looks and acts more like an invading army than the law enforcement agency of our Andy of Mayberry imaginations has been lost on nobody. As we wonder how we got here, it’s come to light that an obscure agency with the Department of Defense has been quietly giving away vast quantities of hand-me-down military hardware to cash-strapped law enforcement agencies eager to get the upper hand on all the twitchy-fingered psycho killers out there who may be packing armor-piercing heat. But as Ferguson illustrates, we’ve gone past the tipping point of overkill. Thanks to the sort of datachomping meta-journalism the internet makes possible, the New York Times put together an interactive map of the United States, detailing — county by county — where all this equip-

ment has gone. Santa Barbara, it turns out, got enough to start its own air force and invade a small impoverished nation. In addition to the grenade launchers, Santa Barbara law enforcement agencies have procured free of charge 350 night-vision goggles, 123 assault rifles, 50 pieces of body armor, 12 pistols, six helicopters, and one armored vehicle. When Supervisor Doreen Farr described the armored vehicle as “the BearCat,” the wellknown armored urban assault vehicle, Patterson quickly set her straight. “We have the Bear,” he stated. “We have a full-grown Bear, not a BearCat.” (Italics added for emphasis.) The City of Santa Barbara Police Department, it should be noted, owns a BearCat — which it procured with $225,000 in Homeland Security money and uses mostly as bulletproof eye candy at meet-and-greet community events and also on occasion in actual crisis situations. By contrast, County Sheriff deputies roll out for action in the much bigger, much badder Bear. Patterson is to be thanked for acknowledging his department has indeed secured two grenade launchers, both of which, he said, were deployed extensively during the recent Deltopia riots in Isla Vista, discharging vast quantities of tear-gas cartridges into the zombie hordes of drunken rioters, whom the supervisors had given the sheriff advance authority to keep out in the first place. I am in no way, shape, or form equating what’s happening in Ferguson with what happened in Isla Vista. But I would also suggest if the powers that be don’t figure out what to do

about Isla Vista, the sheriff will be stockpiling more grenade launchers.They’ll need to. Isla Vista has morphed into the Goleta Valley’s municipal equivalent of the psycho-bastard stepchild — on steroids — that refuses to take his meds. The sick beauty of Isla Vista is that it’s everyone’s fault but nobody’s responsibility. While UCSB administrators are quick to wring their hands — very sincerely no doubt — they’re quick to note they’re neither empowered, competent, or funded to run a small, densely packed city, which I.V. is. Likewise, when residents of Goleta voted in 2002 to create a brand-new city, they specifically and intentionally excluded Isla Vista. They didn’t want all of Isla Vista’s many headaches. Even more emphatically, they didn’t want the new Isla Vista voters who might be inclined to support rent control. This calculus made obvious and irresistible political sense in a shrewd, shortsighted, Machiavellian sort of way. But when it’s come to the boring nuts and bolts of providing government services where such services are urgently needed, it’s proved to be an absolute, unmitigated, and escalating disaster. You do the math: There’s Elliot Rodger, a City College dropout living in I.V. who killed his three roommates, reportedly stabbing one 97 times, before going on the proverbial shooting spree — with guns legally purchased despite his long history of mental illness — killing four more, himself included, and wounding 13. Just one hour before UCSB Chancellor Henry Yang would lead a moving public ceremony at an overflowing Harder Stadium to commemo-

rate those killed and maimed, a UCSB student named Kevin Tym accidentally discharged one of the seven handguns he kept stored in his apartment, along with 1,000 rounds of ammo. His bullet, by the way, just narrowly missed a resident in the room next door. And don’t forget about crazy David Attias, who gunned his black Saab 50 miles an hour into an Isla Vista crowd, killing four. That was so long ago that Attias has since been deemed legally sane and released to outpatient treatment. But what about the UCSB faculty housing complex under construction — almost completely built — that was just torched? What about the string of trashcan arson leading up to it? What about the gang rapes and the clear escalation of sexual violence? And what about the handful of UCSB students who predictably fall to their deaths every year from the crumbling cliffs, victims of alcohol poisoning, their own stupidity, and gravity? Every time Isla Vista explodes, the powers that be vow to act. Something must be done, they say. This time, they really mean it. They meet behind closed doors. With memories of mayhem still freshly alive, they speak with great urgency. But the challenges are so monumental, the solutions so invisible. They get distracted by the next crisis du jour, the next election. We all do. ’Til the next ticking time bomb goes off. And there are more of them than before. And more explosive, too. And when their trip wires are tweaked, the sheriff will show up. Maybe then, he’ll have three grenade launchers. At that time, we won’t be making jokes about lumps in his pants. We’ll be happy to see him. — Nick Welsh

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mproving Santa Barbara City College is vital for local students and to maintaining the excellent education offered by SBCC. Improving City College will also boost our local economy, improve skills of our workforce, and help sustain property values. Our top-notch community college is the primary higher education option for local high school graduates — especially as the cost of attending other colleges and universities in California has skyrocketed to six times or more of that of community college. Almost half of all South County high school graduates rely on City College for higher education or career preparation in the years immediately following high school — and 2,000 Santa Barbara high school students are enrolled in City College each semester while still attending high school. Local employers rely on City College to train skilled employees for good jobs — and SBCC is also increasingly important for veterans returning home and preparing for the next phase of their lives and careers. SBCC is a critical resource for students and families and for businesses seeking skilled employees — and we must keep classrooms, instructional facilities, labs, and technology up-to-date. That’s why Measure S is essential today. Many classroom buildings are 40-80 years old and suffer significantly from decades of wear and tear: Roofs, floors, and plumbing are leaky and deteriorating; vital safety upgrades are needed; wiring is inadequate to support modern technology; and many vocational labs and other classrooms lack current technology needed for 21st-century skills and career training, especially in health care, science, IT (information technologies), and other growing, technologyintensive fields. We recognize that there are housing concerns involving students, who often live away from home after graduating from high school. SBCC is exploring all options for contributing to meaningful solutions, including close partnerships with local governments and property owners; transit improvements including coordination with MTD; and strengthening SBCC’s internal support for smart student housing choices. However, there is no connection between our area’s housing challenges and Measure S. Measure S is for modernizing and improving the educational facilities we already have, not for growing student enrollment. We’re fortunate to live in a uniquely beautiful part of the world, and housing in our area will always be challenging as long as our quality of life remains high. Our great area schools — from kindergarten through higher education — help sustain our property values, local businesses, and our rich cultural resources. While less than 6 percent of SBCC students are international, their presence contributes meaningfully to local students’ educational experience. It’s certainly in everyone’s interest to tackle our area’s housing challenges, but Measure S is not related to these issues, and opposing critical upgrades for City College based on housing concerns would make no sense at all. Just as it has always been, City College will continue to provide the best education possible — as good as or better than any in the United States — to tens of thousands of local students. SBCC continues to be perhaps the single-most-important institution that keeps Santa Barbara affordable for middle-class families by offering high-quality, affordable higher education and career preparation and training — a critical and essential resource for those who are aiming to pull themselves up by the bootstraps. Measure S is needed today, and it is essential to the future of SBCC and our entire community that we approve it. Our community has always received tremendous value from City College, and it’s time to invest in some much-needed improvements. Voting Yes on Measure S is an important choice and will have a profound benefit for students and our entire community. Please join us, and vote Yes on Measure S. Peter R. MacDougall is president emeritus of Santa Barbara City College; Michael Bennett is the mayor of Goleta; and S. Monique Limón is a boardmember of the Santa Barbara Unified School District.



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ince his election, President Barack Obama has been opposed with blatant racism by the right. They have characterized him as a Muslim, said he was not born in the U.S., and mocked him and his family in racially charged pictures. Republicans openly plot to block all the president’s legislation; they have tried to repeal the Affordable Care Act over 50 times. Amid this obsession, Congress has sunk to an all-time low in approval ratings, shut down the government, and threatened to sue or impeach the president — not caring how these actions affect a country struggling in a deep recession. Has this racial hatred filtered down? Defending guilty white people has become part of a major television network’s programming. George Zimmerman’s exoneration in the Trayvon Martin murder comes to mind. With the shooting of Michael Brown, once again anti-black sentiment comes cascading down into the landscape of our politics. Our country’s Right Wing, in its zest to whip up its base, perpetuates the racism of more than a half-century ago. It motivates its base and its xenophobic tendencies to view people of color, immigration reform, and politics through the prism of “47 percent” being takers. They have lit a match and watched it incinerate the relative calm of race relations before the first black man became president. The Right Wing might not have ordered a Ferguson policeman to shoot an unarmed black teenager, but it has fostered an atmosphere charged with the lightning and thunder of prejudice from the days of Selma, Alabama, and fiery crosses. — Jeffrey Moualim, Santa Ynez

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egarding Frank Hotchkiss’s editorial contention that not enough people ride bicycles to warrant more bike lanes [“Bikes and Cars,”], let’s take this silly argument to its logical end. Only a handful of the population uses wheelchairs, so why then do we build ramps for them at public facilities and on

every street corner and business entrance at taxpayer expense? The problem with Santa Barbara is (and has always been) the overuse of automobiles and the propensity of councilmembers to take the easiest solution requiring the least amount of intelligent thought. This has changed an otherwise beautiful and quaint downtown district into a frustrating and unpleasant experience for drivers, diners, and pedestrians alike. Just because everyone drives downtown does not mean the majority of citizens choose to do so. There are currently no safe alternatives for bike transportation downtown because we have people in City Council who choose to fund projects that have the option of doing nothing at all. A painted line in the road will not protect me or my kids from a careless driver. Too many deaths have occurred from folks drifting over that white line. Safe bike passage is not only a convenience! If you build it, THEY WILL USE IT. Hotchkiss has the gall to think we would swallow his line that since only 3.5 percent ride bikes, this proposition would not be used! The true number is 6.9 percent, and even more would ride if it were safe. My rights as a cyclist are equal to those of an automobile driver. — Rick Worth, Goleta

For the Record

¶ “NPR Saturation in Santa Barbara?” in last week’s news section got its channels crossed; it is KCBX (not KCSB) that is found at 89.5 FM. ¶ The Arts Life piece “Garden Music Magic” last week should have given the phone number for tickets at Lotusland as 969-3767. The Independent welcomes letters of less than  words that include a daytime phone number for verification. Letters may be edited for length and clarity. Send to: Letters, The Independent,  W. Figueroa St., Santa Barbara, CA ; or fax: -; or email: Unabridged versions and more letters appear at


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asked to leave. Incidents ensued. In one, our was plucked from the Earth on May neighbor tried to smuggle a Jewish friend out 31 at 5:15 a.m., the sky outside Serenity of Tripoli (a dangerous stunt in the anti-Semitic House just beginning to glow with afterglow of the coup). The consequence: His its two- or three-trillionth promise of a new wife, a defiant French academic, was consigned day, birds slowly gatherto house arrest until she ing their morning mojo, agreed to be stripped of yelling at each other with her belongings and sent singsong gusto as the light out of the country to grew brighter. It was as if join her husband. Aloha the universe didn’t know and her loudmouthed, of the goings-on in our litcapri-wearing best gal tle room. Aloha’s long day pal Stephanie thought was ending, following 90 otherwise, and through sloppily choreographed a weeks-long process Technicolor years of combining stealth and love, mischief, adventure, shameless flirting with bemused motherhood, young Libyan guards, they shipped Genevieve’s piercing sorrow, illadvised ’70s-era macramé belongings, piece by purchases, fairway divots WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT? The author patiently smuggled piece, deep enough to plant in, recalls that Aloha’s boundless energy to the couple’s new home helpless wet-faced laugh- included whistling Bacharach’s “Alfie” in Okinawa in flagrant ter, and a former meat loaf for as long as he could remember. defiance of Gaddafi. recipe any prisoner would Retirement from the be within his rights to protest having to eat. air force took our family to the Wonderland My extraordinary mom’s laughing, bright blue Hill neighborhood of Boulder, Colorado, at high-beams are closed. Forever? What idiot the very foot of the Rockies. Several cyclonic came up with this plan? How does this make winters later, we packed up the car and drove straight into the arms of the blistering desert sense? Doesn’t. Born to Army Colonel Julian Hurlburt Gist and Phoenix, Arizona, where Aloha became and Arlene Hazel Gist at Schofield Barracks, a bridge sharpie, Senior Olympic swimming Honolulu, O‘ahu, Hawai‘i, in 1923, Aloha was champ (17 gold medals but who’s counting), sneaking out of Army-issue family housing just perpetually tanned party hostess, downas soon as she could run quietly at great speed. town history museum docent, early database Her older sibs, brother Bill and sisters Jean and manager (Phoenix Bureau of Tourism), and Jeanette, watched from a safe distance as Aloha chardonnay enthusiast. Bob passed away in blossomed into a looker and a benign thorn in 1993, and several years later a drifting Aloha moved to Santa Barbara to join Judie and Jeff her adoring father’s side. One evening at a crowded, bunting-fes- in the American Riviera, where she made new tooned air force servicemen’s dance in Florida friends, continued her daily swimming regiin 1942, Aloha found a grinning teammate men in the cold Pacific, and grew to love the in Bob Wing. The beauty and her hand- Courthouse, the Museum of Art, Alameda some, wise-cracking beau joined hands and Park, and the view of the city and ocean from ran through the rice, marrying in Tampa in the rooftop garden at Villa Santa Barbara. She 1943 and producing their own understudies adopted Santa Barbara with all her strength in Bill (globehopping Freedom Defender and and heart. one of the funniest guys on Earth), Jill (troAnd now this. 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Herbert Linville

Patrick Thomas Becker, age , passed away suddenly on //. Please join family and friends in a celebration of his life on Friday, // at am at Free Methodist Church,  Cliff Dr. Scattering of ashes to follow with Santa Barbara Commercial Fishing Fleet, Navy Pier, Santa Barbara Harbor. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Santa Barbara Rescue Mission:

Herbert Linville was born in  in Bourbon County, Kentucky, the only child of Arthur and Lucille Godman Linville. He was a graduate of Rhodes College, Memphis, TN where he received a Bachelor’s degree in French, and Columbia University, NY, NY where he was awarded an MS degree in Library Science. He served two years in the US Marine Corps during the Korean conflict. Herb’s career as a Librarian began in  when he accepted an appointment at UCSB, and ended upon his retirement in . Herb was a member of The League of Women Voters of Santa Barbara and served in various capacities. He was very devoted to the arts and supported many local music and dramatic organizations. Herb was a long-time member of First Presbyterian Church where he was an elder and deacon, and he served many years in various offices at the Presbytery of Santa Barbara and beyond. Friends may remember Herb with a memorial gift to the Endowment Fund of First Presbyterian Church, Santa Barbara, or with a donation to the Music Academy of the West, Santa Barbara.

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Anna Jacqueline Rhodes // – //

Anna passed suddenly but peacefully Sunday morning August  in Andrey’s arms with her parents by her side. She is missed by everyone who knew her. Anna was born in Santa Barbara on February , . She attended Monroe Elementary, La Cumbre Middle School and San Marcos High.  She was a Wilhelmina model during high school.  Anna graduated from SB City College and worked in retail fashion as a Personal Stylist, including Nordstrom and Diani Boutique, where she had many clients who were happy to have her guide them in their retail therapy.  She loved fashion and with her warm and caring nature, her clients became friends.  She loved her friends and family.  She loved to laugh and dance.  She loved all animals, especially her cats Hunter and Bentley. Everywhere she was was brightened by her beautiful energy.  She was incandescent, and we all wanted to be in her light. Anna is sorrowfully survived by her family, Janet and Tom, Matt and Kelly, Alycia and Preston, Joy, and our dear Andrey.

Ruth Kallman

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Julane and Mark Davis in Los Angeles. When Ruth was a toddler, the family moved to Santa Barbara. She attended local schools and graduated from Santa Barbara High School in . As a young woman, Ruth volunteered at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and assisted with local USO events during World War II. She attended California State College, Santa Barbara and the Knapp School of Nursing. She married Robert Kallman, who had recently returned from the Pacific Theater, in . Ruth and Bob met as children while attending Roosevelt School and raised four children: son Kristofer, daughters Tina and Carol and son Cliffy (who passed away in ). Actively involved in her children’s education, Ruth participated as a member of the PTA and was an assistant Girl Scout leader. During the mid-s, they moved to the Mesa, where Bob worked at the family business, Kallman’s Nursery. It was there they built a home together.

was deeply involved in their lives, from hosting Sunday breakfasts every weekend at her home to interacting with them on “The Facebook,” as she called it. Ruth was known to be honest, but tempered everything she said with her trademark smile and affection. Ruth Kallman made the world a better place. Her husband of  years, Robert Kallman, and their beloved son Cliffy preceded her in death. Ruth is survived by sister Kelly Saunders, Ruth and Bob’s children Kris, Tina (Paul) and Carol (Don), along with grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The family would like to thank Santa Barbara’s Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care, Dr. Roger Dunham and Lucy Perez for their compassion and support. A memorial service will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations to be made to Alpha Resource Center, located at  Cathedral Oaks Rd. in Santa Barbara. donating/

Death Notices R. Vernon Anderson, of Santa Barbara was born on March th, , and passed away on August th, . Memorial Services will be private.

Rhoda Lange, , of Santa Barbara, passed away August ,  Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and Associates Mortuary () -

Michael Navarro, , of Santa Barbara, passed away July , . Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and Associates Mortuary () -

Irene Schelkau , of Nipomo, passed away August , , at a local care center. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and Associates Mortuary () -

Edith Kolodkin, , of Sherman Oaks, formerly of Santa Barbara passed away August , . Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and Associates Mortuary () -

Debbie Jo Decierdo, , of Lompoc, passed away July , . Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and Associates Mortuary () -

Josette Guerne, , of Santa Barbara, passed away May , . Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and Associates Mortuary () -

Mary J. Porter, , of Santa Barbara, passed away August , . Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and Associates Mortuary () -

Kenneth Allen, , of Santa Barbara, passed away August , . Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and Associates Mortuary () -

Steven I. Jacboson, , of Arroyo Grande, passed away August , . He was born August , . Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and Associates Mortuary () -

Lois M. Grua, , of Santa Barbara, passed way August , . Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and Associates Mortuary () -

Ruth Kallman, our beloved Nana, passed away August , , at her Santa Barbara home, surrounded by family and friends, at the age of . Beloved mother, grandmother, wife to the late Robert Kallman and community volunteer, Ruth was born February , , to

Part of the Greatest Generation, Ruth valued her community and spent much of her time and efforts improving it. Instrumental in the founding of Alpha Resource Center, Ruth also served as president of the Santa Barbara Zoo Auxiliary and on the Zoo’s board of directors. A former executive director of the Arthritis Foundation, Ruth also served as president of the Mesa Improvement Association and was active in Los Fiesteros Dance Club as well as Fiesta. Throughout her life, Ruth’s beauty and eternal optimism never dimmed. Like her husband, Ruth could smile with her eyes. She epitomized elegance, and her wit and charm would cause those around her to laugh often, sometimes at the most unexpected moments. She enjoyed reading, traveling and playing “Dimes” with wives of El Pescatores social club. Her zest for life was contagious to those around her. Kind and loving, Ruth was passionate about many things, but none more than her family. She

Michael Greenelish, , of Grover Beach, passed away August , . Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and Associates Mortuary ()- Ruth Andrews, , of Los Osos, passed away August , . Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and Associates Mortuary () -

Pierre S. Palmer, , of San Luis Obispo, passed away August , . Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and Associates Mortuary () - Harold Sherman Jones, , of Santa Barbara, passed away August , . Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and Associates Mortuary () - Mark Adler, , of San Luis Obispo, passed away July , . Arrangements entrusted to McDermottCrockett and Associates Mortuary () -

Patricia Jepson, , of Cambria, passed away July , . Arrangements entrusted to McDermottCrockett and Associates Mortuary () - Juvenal Vazquez, , of Santa Barbara, passed away July , . Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and Associates Mortuary () -  Ann M. Hurlburt, , formerly of Santa Barbara, California, passed away July , . Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and Associates Mortuary () - Bernard Mathius Jochum, , of Goleta, passed away on August th, . Rosary; Friday,  :PM  at Welch-Ryce-Haider Goleta Chapel. Mass; Saturday, :AM at St. Raphael’s Church. Interment to follow at Calvary Cemetery. -.

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No Cop, No Stop

STOP? HELL NO: If you want a

course in Santa Barbaran psychology, take a drive around town. You will witness mass cheating, although perhaps minor league. We do not, as a group, believe in obeying stop signs. We slide through, hesitate, fake it, or make all kinds of Hollywood stops that do not actually involve coming to a complete stop. If another driver’s wheels stop turning, a Santa Barbaran will likely take advantage to go slip-sliding through, even though the first driver has the CHESS CHEAT? John Wayne, according to congressional right-of-way. In other words, “no cop, no candidate Chris Mitchum, could play a red-hot game of chess. stop,” our municipal motto. In other words, as the best-seller Freakonom- pened one spring evening at midnight in 1987: ics pointed out, a certain percentage of people seven million children suddenly disappeared. will cheat if there is some incentive to do so and “The worst kidnapping wave in history? if no one is watching. In the stop-sign scenario, Hardly. It was the night of April 15, and the IRS the incentive, I suppose, is to get from one side had just changed a rule. Instead of merely listof little Santa Barbara to the other a few seconds ing the name of each dependent child, tax filers sooner. Risking a fender bender or worse, of were now required to provide a social security course. number. “Suddenly seven million children — chilI’m not a cynic, but cheating is everywhere, especially when it comes to our tax returns. As dren who existed only as phantom exemptions Freakonomics pointed out, “Consider what hap- on the previous year’s 1040 forms — vanished,

representing about one in ten of all dependent children in the United States.”

DUKE WAYNE, CHEAT? While John Wayne was filming Chisum in 1970, he invited Robert Mitchum’s son Christopher, also in the picture, to a game of chess. Wayne, perhaps surprising to some, was an avid chess player, according to the new biography I’m reading by Scott Eyman, John Wayne. Wayne, it seems, was ferociously competitive in all things and also known to bend the rules. According to the book, Mitchum noticed that when Wayne moved a piece with his fingers, his thumb would also move a piece. “My God, the man’s cheating at chess,” Mitchum said to himself. “I didn’t know what to do. Of course he was creaming me because he was getting two moves to every one of mine.” When he complained to one of Wayne’s buddies on the set, he advised, “Tell him to knock that crap off. He’s just playing with you.” The next time it happened, Mitchum said, “Excuse me, Duke, but you’re cheating.” Instead of slugging the young actor, Wayne replied, “Well, I was wondering when you were going to say something. Set ’em up. We’ll play again.” Wayne, of course, is long gone, and Christopher Mitchum is running for Congress against Representative Lois Capps. Capps, annually rated the nicest member

of Congress, is surely the most honest of that ethically challenged bunch. She lives on Santa Barbara’s Upper Eastside, and I’ll bet she obeys stop signs, whether or not there’s a cop around. JUDGE WITH A HEART: Superior Court Judge

Denise de Bellefeuille, who’s retiring at the end of September after nearly 21 years on the bench, reminded me of a good deed many moons ago. “I want to thank you again for the shout-out you gave to Patagonia many years ago when the company donated parkas for two abused children who showed up at my office in a winter rainstorm with nothing to keep them warm,” she wrote me. Denise, who was a deputy DA then, serving in juvenile court, alerted Patagonia, which then had a downtown store, of the need. I hope the kids went on to a warm future. THANKS, FRED: Good-bye to Fred Eissler, a

dedicated environmentalist who died recently. Years ago, while covering the County Planning Commission, I admired the way Fred, a lone voice of reason in those days, stood up to protest the latest abuse of the land. He also worked with other activists to help create San Rafael Wilderness Area and on countless other campaigns. And he taught at Jefferson Elementary School and San Marcos High. A good man, and I wish he were around today to once again hold the torch of truth. — Barney Brantingham

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he security door slammed shut with a bang and, with that, D.J. was out. A tad disheveled with a light swagger and a heavy tan, D.J. rolled his suitcase toward the double doors of the jail’s lobby, his bleary eyes eager to escape from the place he’d been booked into nine hours earlier. Two men standing near the couches intercepted D.J.’s gaze and startled him by offering a cup of coffee. What about a bag of potato chips? A bottle of water? D.J. perked up at the water, sat down, and frantically rummaged through his luggage in search of his cell phone. The men asked if he needed a ride downtown, then handed him a coupon for a free McDonald’s breakfast; he accepted and chugged the water. With a shrug of his shoulders and a nervous chuckle that would accompany many of his other admissions, D.J. said he had a drinking problem. Listening intently, the men learned that, prior to moving to Santa Barbara in 2008, D.J. held a paramedic job for 12 years, earned a degree in criminal justice, and then worked as a ski patroller in Colorado. Before being arrested, he said with a sly smile, he’d been dating a woman who worked at the Bacara. But benders and consequent stints in the hospital and jail changed things. He was now homeless, jobless, and “bottomed out,” picked up that afternoon for disorderly conduct. “It’s weird you guys are out here,” he said, looking up at Tim Adams, Maeton Freel, and Steve Wagner. It was approaching midnight on Wednesday, July 23. It was their first night there. Adams, Freel, and Wagner, along with 30 other volunteers, are members of Believer’s Edge, an all-male religious group that meets on Tuesday mornings. Last fall, the believers offered to man the lobby of the Santa Barbara County Jail to provide inmates discharged in the late-night hours — a worrisome but often mandated practice — with snacks, conversation, and connections while they wait for rides and figure out their next moves. The nascent program isn’t without concerns — its level of religiosity, its lack of female volunteers — but many contend it could lift people up when they’re at their lowest. The men behind Believer’s Edge proposed their services — called the Light Brigade, a poem-inspired spin-off of a program called Lights On in Orange County — at the same time the Sheriff ’s Office began looking at ways to prevent people from cycling in and out of the jail. But recidivism rates plant cynical roots, so Believer’s Edge skeptics, supporters, and jail staff are wondering, one, can it really help? And two, what could it hurt? For D.J., it meant the difference between walking down a dimly lit, sidewalk-less Calle Real and getting a ride from Adams to Faith Baptist Church, where D.J. knew the pastor. “Come get a coffee with us Tuesday morning,” Wagner suggested to D.J. before he left. Promising to show up, D.J. shook his head and laughed.“If I didn’t get arrested, I probably would have drank myself to death,” he said.“This might have been a blessing in disguise.”

lecturers. (Speakers have included Santa Barbara Police Chief Cam Sanchez and area McDonald’s tycoon David Peterson.) One of the founders, Tom Doty, serves as the group’s main point man. A graduate of Brooks Institute, Doty produces videos of the Tuesday services, which reach 7,000 people worldwide through the group’s website. Easygoing and sporting a Believer’s Edge baseball hat, Doty speaks frequently about the importance of “marketplace guys” who function as thermostats setting the temperature rather than thermometers soaking it up. A full-time volunteer for the group, he was raised in a Christian family, Doty said, but it wasn’t until a “large hiccup” befell his business in 1989 that he became closer to God.“You can be raised in a garage; it doesn’t make you a car,” Doty said, relaying the story of how he “fell flat on my face and lost everything” and spent months paying off his debts. Then, in 1989, he met John Mullen. Partial to dark-wash jeans, V-neck shirts, and blazers, Mullen co-owns Hoffmann Brat Haus on State Street. He wasn’t raised in a churchgoing home, so while he was serving as the president of his fraternity at Cal Poly in the 1970s, he started “looking for more,” eventually finding it on a trip to Mozambique, where he realized he “wanted to devote myself to those who were broken.” In 2007, Mullen, Doty, and their friend Hank Bowis started hosting the meetings that became Believer’s Edge. The spark for the Light Brigade came from Mullen’s work as a jail chaplain. He’d been counseling a 24-year-old heroin addict who expected to be released from custody in the afternoon but didn’t make it out until 1:45 in the morning. Concerned with what might happen in such a scenario, which turned out to be a common protocol statewide, Mullen discovered the Lights On program in Orange County. Last fall, he presented a similar idea to the Sheriff ’s Office and Ivan Vorster, the jail’s community outreach coordinator.

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The genesis of Believer’s Edge came seven years ago when seven men from Calvary Chapel created an offshoot group where men from across a dozen area churches could partner their religious beliefs with their professional goals. Since then, the fellowship — a registered (c) nonprofit organization — has grown to include about 100 men who meet every Tuesday at 6:30 a.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church downtown. For an hour, the men sip coffee, sing hymns, say prayers, and seek career guidance from each other and guest

GOOD-BYE PRAYER: Just-released inmate D.J. (left) shares a moment with Light Brigade volunteer Maeton Freel before Freel leaves for the night. august 21, 2014



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COFFEE CONVO: Believer’s Edge members (top, from left) Freel, Tim Adams, and Steve Wagner listen to D.J. (seated) in the jail lobby. Volunteer Hank Bowis (below, left) talks to releasee Daniel Benjamin Zinn about his next steps.



On July 1, after bureaucratic back-andforth with the county over legal concerns, Believer’s Edge inked a contract with the Sheriff ’s Office. Though he hasn’t done jail ministry before, Doty does recall being “a young kid once” who spent a night in jail, a memory that powers his current mission.“It was a very scary place,” he said, haltingly.“To know there’s somebody friendly to be there when you get out ...”


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Although most releases occur in the light of day, late-night releases sometimes cannot be avoided, said Sheriff ’s Office spokesperson Kelly Hoover. The jail must release people on the day that the court orders, but that often comes last in a tightly prescribed schedule that requires staff to schlep inmates to and from Santa Maria for court hearings, which often don’t end until late afternoon. In other cases, like D.J.’s, people arrested for public intoxication in the afternoon get discharged upon sobering up eight or so hours later. Complicating matters further, statewide “realignment”— a 2011 law otherwise known as AB  that reassigned state prison

inmates — means the county jail’s population is larger than ever before. In January 2015, a new California law aims to improve the situation by allowing inmates to request up to 16 extra hours of custody in order to be released during the day. Whether inmates would stay is unknown. The opening of the North County Jail in 2018 could also alleviate after-hours discharges, as the jail-to-court commute will shorten. Santa Barbara County isn’t alone in latenight releases nor the first place where a nonprofit rose to tackle the issue. Inspiring Believer’s Edge was the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a Catholic organization whose Santa Ana chapter started serving the Orange County Jail’s late-night releases in 2006. Dubbing their program Lights On, they set up a trailer across the street from the facility and started offering coffee, snacks, phone calls, and information on available resources. Every weekday from 9:30 p.m. to 3:30 a.m., two or three volunteers — men and women — run the trailer. Last year, said executive director Rich Gorham, Lights On served about 11,000 people, with Mondays seeing release rates of 50-60 people per night. Santa Barbara’s flow is much less but still

steady. On each of the first three nights of Believer’s Edge’s program in July, nine people were released; on the fourth night, ahead of Fiesta, the number jumped to 14. “We want to introduce them to a different way of life,” said third-night volunteer Bob Mangus, a blue cross stitched onto the chest of his button-up shirt.“They made a major mistake. For every guy that turns his life around, it’s a big deal — not only for their soul but for society.” Recently, as directed by AB , the state started funding the county jail’s six discharge planners, who connect inmates with health care, substance-abuse programs, mentalhealth treatment, and housing. But according to Deputy Chief Probation Officer Tanja Heitman, the arrestees who go in and out of the jail quickly — because their charges are dropped, or their bail gets posted, or their drunken stupor wears off — are least likely to see those planners, so the 24-year veteran thinks Believer’s Edge can fill that gap into the future. “There’s definitely a place for that,” she said. “We just need to give them an opportunity to get up and running.”


During the first four nights of the program, the Light Brigade — which operates solely in the jail’s lobby, with a special cabinet to hold

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READY TO GO: (TOP) Two men re-lace their shoes and enjoy a Light Brigade–provided iced tea after they’re released; releasees also are offered McDonald’s meal vouchers. (BOTTOM) Believer’s Edge members are still working out how to best collaborate with other programs, like the one that provides free taxi rides. august 21, 2014




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A HAND UP? Steve Wagner (top, left) talks to D.J. about entering the Rescue Mission, following a Believer’s Edge morning service. Believer’s Edge cofounder John Mullen (below) speaks to the service attendees on a Tuesday morning.

their stuff — worked out many kinks. On the third night, a couple expecting a baby in four months’ time were discharged together, having both been arrested a few days earlier for a domestic disturbance. They accepted drinks and snacks — and a Believer’s Edge pamphlet for the boyfriend — but seemed most grateful for the volunteers’ help in finding a ride home. That proved to be a bit of a struggle, as the volunteers had trouble navigating the rules of the preexisting jail-rides program, which provides taxi transportation to those who demonstrate an inability to pay, like this couple. But the cab company only gives rides to designated places, which the Light Brigade members didn’t know until the driver patiently explained the rules to them. On other nights, the volunteers tried to save the program money by maximizing the number of riders per trip. Peter Marin, the man behind the taxi program, said he has tried to meet with the group several times to no avail; Believer’s Edge leaders said they are eager to find ways to best collaborate. What could be the group’s biggest hurdle is how to help people whose faith is already high but whose luck is lower. When Ronnie Deer was released on the third Light Brigade night, he told the volunteers — always good at listening, never overbearing — how his previous 32-month stint in solitary confinement at the Ventura County Jail saw him read the Bible three times. “I wouldn’t trade that experience for nothing,” Deer said. On the fourth night, Deer returned, this time awaiting his new wife’s release. They were arrested 10 days after their wedding, when an officer found narcotics — prescribed, Deer said, just not in the prescription bottle — in their car. A Latino man, released the night before, guzzling his bottled water and wobbling on his just-returned skateboard, told Mangus how his addict friends turned their lives around after turning to religion.“The white man with the white hair — he knows what he’s talk-

ing about,” he said, admitting he was on probation in multiple counties but expressing his thanks for the religion-rich conversation. Though America constantly questions how much religion should be involved in government institutions like jail, that debate didn’t arise at all on the first four nights of the Light Brigade program. Not one of the released inmates expressed offense at the group’s religious undertones, which only became overtones if the person referenced religion first. On the fourth night, the volunteers played soft gospel music, prompting one little girl waiting for a relative to dance around. Most were eager to chat with the believers after gulping in the fresh air, dragging on a cigarette, or re-lacing their sneakers. As stated in the contract with the Sheriff ’s Office, Believer’s Edge is to provide only “neutral and nonideological support” to the inmates and has insured itself in the event of — and indemnified the county against — any potential legal claims. Recruiting new believers isn’t the group’s primary goal.“I think people are attracted to those who care, and those who love, and those who are reaching out to them and see them as having great value,” said Mullen, pointing to a St. Francis of Assisi quotation that values actions over talk: “Preach the gospel, and if necessary, use words.”


Through December, when the contract is up for renewal, that’s what the Light Brigade will be doing. The volunteers are camping out in two shifts of two

NIGHT READING: Believer’s Edge volunteers organize pamphlets to hand out to the men and women released late at night.

people on Wednesdays and Thursdays between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m., the nights most likely to see the most people released after-hours. (The shifts work especially well for the members who suffer from insomnia, Doty said with a laugh.) They want more female volunteers — only one has officially signed up — as Doty believes that will make female releasees feel more comfortable. Volunteers must attend training seminars hosted by the Sheriff ’s Office and Common Ground Santa Barbara, which emphasized the bevy of resources in Santa Barbara County.“We want to be there to give these guys a hand up so they can go and start their life,” said Doty, who envisions Believer’s Edge members who own businesses one day offering apprenticeships to the released. Financially speaking, the Light Brigade looks solid. Where Gorham of Orange County said funding for his $40,000-a-year program is always an issue, Believer’s Edge benefits from meal vouchers, food, and drinks donated by McDonald’s and Jordano’s and cushiony lobby chairs paid for through the jail’s Inmate Welfare Fund. Believer’s Edge — which, according to tax documents, reported nearly $67,000 of donations in 2012 — is covering the cost of its liability insurance, the cell-phone bill, and the Keurig coffeemaker. Chief Deputy Laz Salinas, a 26-year veteran of the Sheriff ’s Office who took the reins of the jail’s custody operations 15 months ago, said he recognized the need to make the lobby more comfortable and that bringing in Believer’s Edge fits with the department’s recidivismreducing goals. He noted big plans (the reentry wing planned for the North County Jail) and small changes (working more closely with the taxi system) that could help over time. With Believer’s Edge’s program, there may not be a measurement — at least not yet — for success or failure, but the department is willing to wait and see what happens. Salinas explained, “I guess the metric would be … how many people were able to make a connection with the outside … and turn things around.”


Six days after he was released, D.J. made good on his promise: He showed up to the Believer’s Edge service at 6:30 on a Tuesday morning. He stayed in the back row with a friend, sipping coffee and remaining seated while the other men stood to sing and pray. He got a shout-out to the crowd from Steve Wagner, who had picked him up that morning so that D.J. would make the meeting on time.“I’m stoked to have you here, D.J.,” Wagner said. Chatting afterward, Wagner and D.J. discussed what he could do next. Wagner plugged the Rescue Mission, telling D.J. he could help him apply for a spot that Friday. D.J., alcohol lingering on his breath and tears forming in his eyes, said he was ready to detox and that he wanted to keep coming to the Believer’s Edge meetings.“I can only go up from here,” he said. “I just want to be a success story.” D.J. didn’t show the following Tuesday morning but told Wagner — a warm, jockish “marketplace guy” who spent 11 years as the public works director for the City of Goleta and is now second-in-command at the Goleta Sanitary District — that he was looking into a three-month soberliving program in Santa Maria. Wagner has called D.J. a few times since but has yet to hear back. “I can pray for him and hope the best for him,” said Wagner, reiterating the Believer’s Edge idea that people ultimately have to want to make a major change themselves.“I can hope, but I don’t know.” ■ august 21, 2014



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/: Surfrider General Meeting  Join speakers Robert Sulnick and Gary Petersen from the area environmental consulting firm Environmental Problem Solving Enterprises as they discuss the possibility of S.B.’s desalination (the removal of salt and minerals from water) plant being considered for reactivation. pm. Watershed Resource Ctr.,  Cliff Dr. Free. Call -. /: Psychological Resiliency: The Bulletproof Mind  Scholar, author, soldier, and speaker Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, who is an expert in the field of human aggression and the roots of violence and violent crime, will discuss what PTSD is and what it is not, how the body and mind respond to trauma, the impact of trauma on the community, and more. am-:pm. Faulkner Gallery, S.B. Central Library,  E. Anapamu St. $-$. Call - or visit /news.html.


/: All About You  Come have a glass of wine and learn beauty tips from Patricia Guerrera, national makeup artist and licensed esthetician of Tru beauty, who will provide demonstrations of makeup touch-up and brow waxing. Then learn expert hair advice from Vidal Sassoon alumna Tara Jenée, who specializes in weddings and events. -pm. Carr Winery,  N. Salsipuedes St. Free.

Ages +. Call - or visit /: U.S. Coast Guard: The Force Unknown Lecture  Lt. David Zwirblis will share information on the various missions the Coast Guard performs around the world and how these missions have evolved over the years, including real-life accounts of missions, rescues, and drug-smuggling interdictions performed by the Coast Guard Cutter BLACKFIN, stationed in S.B. pm. S.B. Maritime Museum,  Harbor Wy. Free-$. Call - or visit /: 2014 Summer Film Series at Casa Dolores: El Barrendero  This film features Mexican comic actor Cantinflas as Don Napo, a street sweep caught up in an art theft and accused of murder. How does Don Napo handle his troubles? By flirting with all the town señoritas, that’s how. Come and appreciate this classic Mexican film in the front garden of this historic adobe house. :pm. Casa Dolores,  Bath St. Suggested donation: $. Call - or visit /: Southern Pacific’s Depots of Santa Barbara County  Get ready to travel back  years via slideshow to see rare photographs, maps, and ephemera as draftsman and historian Jean-Guy Tanner Dubé will highlight some of the historic railroad depots. This lecture will also feature an exhibition of Dubé’s detailed depot blueprints and scale model of the  Indio Depot. pm. Architectural Foundation of S.B.,  E. Victoria St. Suggested donation: $. Call -.

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finding solutions to the growing problem of plastics in our environment, specifically in our water. The installation contains trash from area beaches, a series of paintings depicting aspects of the “pollution process,” and creatures made by community members out of beach plastic or litter near storm drains. The exhibit will show until October . -pm. Art From Scrap,  E. Cota St. Free. Call - x. /: Thirsty for Justice  How can so many people lack access to safe water in the richest nation on earth? This film will answer this question as it shares powerful stories of people who have been affected by the significant challenges with water and sanitation. pm. Unitarian Society,  Santa Barbara St. Free. Call -. /: Dante Elephante  Join Johnny, Rube, Chips, and Krunch, better known as Dante Elephante, as they play their hybrid of surf

/: Modern Times  Screening as part of the Chaplin, Keaton, Lloyd: Comedy Classics of the Silent Era series, this film is a clever satire of the industrial age. Come watch Chaplin as the Little Tramp, the antihero who ends up in an insane asylum by the tedium of his job in the cog factory. Watch as he lands everywhere from a political rally to the slammer and falls in love with a gorgeous woman. :pm. S.B. County Courthouse Sunken Gardens,  Anacapa St. Free. Call - or visit and indie rock, music otherwise known as “indurfock.” Along for the musical fun will be The Electric Magpie, Sun Daes, and DJ Darla Bea. pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club,  State St. $-$. Ages +. Call - or visit Read more on p. . /-/: S.B. Studio Artists Reception and Tour  Calling all art lovers and aficionados! This is an opportunity for a rare peek inside the studio of Santa Barbara’s leading professional artists. Friday night will begin with a festive soirée where artists will be in attendance and display one piece of work. Come enjoy food and wine while you plan your self-

guided tour route for the next two days. Fri.: -pm; Corridan Gallery,  N. Milpas St. Sat.-Sun.: ampm; various locations. $-$. Call - or visit santabarbara Read more on p. . /: Dead Zed’s Chopper  Come dance the evening away with Rockabilly band Dead Zed’s Chopper where the father-son duo and Doc will show their love of rockabilly music, the ’s, and hot-rod culture. Mony’s Mexican Food truck will be there, serving up fresh Mexican food. -pm. Carr Winery,  N. Salsipuedes St. Free. Call - or visit carr

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/: The Arielle Deem Band  Catch this band on their way home to Davis, California, for an intimate live performance of their alternative jazz, R&B, and soul sounds from their debut album, No Place Like Now. Arielle Deem’s voice has been compared to Erykah Badu, Bonnie Raitt, and Norah Jones. pm. The Creekside Inn,  Hollister Ave. $. Ages +. Call -.

SATURDAY 8/23 /: 10th Annual Wheels ‘N Windmills Car Show  The streets will flood with car enthusiasts from all over California and more than  car-show participants in this weekend of camaraderie and charitable activities supporting The Solvang Friendship House, Central Coast Type One Diabetes Foundation, and the Progeria Research Foundation. A mix of classic cars, hot rods, special-interest vehicles, vendor booths, music, and more will be a part of this excitement. am.

/: Garden to Table Cooking Class  This culinary class series will feature seasonal cooking with local harvest with Linda Vogel, who will complete recipes for a meal that the class will then enjoy. Get recipes, ingredients, and instruction for making kale smoothies, baked kale and sweet-potato chips, vegetable chile verde, and more. Sign-up deadline is August . Trinity Gardens,  N. La Cumbre Rd. $. Call - or email judygardens Downtown Solvang. Free. Call - or visit wheelsnwind /: Trails ’n’ Tails  It’s awesome being a dog at the Botanic Garden. Featuring all sorts of canine-centric activities, vendor booths, giveaways, prize drawings, and K- demonstrations, this event will celebrate National Dog Day. am-pm. S.B. Botanic Garden,  Mission Canyon Rd. Free-$. Call - or visit /: 5th Annual Aloha Spirit Bash  This event brings together the best in Hawaiian dance groups, music, food, and beverages to benefit Food from the Heart, an organization that prepares and delivers healthy meals to our homebound neighbors in need. Noon-pm. Elings Park,  Las Positas Rd. Free-$. Call - or visit alohaspiritbash .org. /: The TAMI Show  The TAMI (Teenage Awards Music International) Show was conceived as

a live-concert-to-tape-to-film event and was shot over a twoday period in October  and features many of the greatest rock ’n’ roll acts of the day including James Brown, The Rolling Stones, Marvin Gaye, The Supremes, and more. The film’s producer/director Steve Binder will speak about how the show came together before the film rolls and will stay for a Q&A after the screening. Proceeds from the screening will go toward a new big screen for the theater. :pm. Plaza Playhouse Theater,  Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria. $. Call - or visit plaza /: Salsa Dancing Party  There’s still time to salsa in the summer! Take this amazing opportunity to dance salsa and bachata with DJ Prince and salsa instructor Hector Sanches. There will be a lesson at  p.m. to loosen up the muscles and create the vibe. pm:am. Ayni Gallery,  State St. $. Call - or visit yesyou /: Shop for a Cause  Leading handbag and accessory brand Patricia Nash is set to open its firstever store within a story that will offer a vast selection of handbags and accessories. Patricia Nash will be on hand to meet you. Customers will have a chance to buy a $ pass one week leading up to the event, and all proceeds go directly to March of Dimes, a nonprofit that funds research for healthy pregnancy and baby health. am. Macy’s,  La Cumbre Plaza Ln. Free. Visit patricianashdesigns .com/press. /: Mutiny Studios Summertime Jamboree  Enjoy an afternoon of summer fun featuring live music from Deer Leg, an indie fashion show, a new beard and mustache competition, a barbeque with delicious farm-fresh craft cocktails, and so much more. -pm. Seven Bar & Kitchen,  Helena Ave. $. Ages +. Call - or visit /: Bluegrass in the Bowl with Rocky Neck Bluegrass Band  Bring a picnic or partake in the fantastic BBQ, beer, and wine that will be available before you enjoy this Southern California– based group who got their start in bluegrass music by winning first place in the  Topanga Banjo

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and Fiddle Band Contest. -pm. Libbey Bowl,  S. Signal St., Ojai. Free-$. Call - or visit


/: Rattlesnake Avoidance Training for Dogs  Dogs encounter snakes many times, and rattlesnake bites can be very dangerous and expensive. Be prepared, and take part in this training that may spare the pain, distress, and expense for dogs and owners. am. Location in Ojai given upon RSVP. $-$. Call - or visit /: Pozole Feast  The S.B. Trust for Historic Preservation is hosting this special event for the Presidio neighborhood to share details of their xx Campaign to raise $ million for changes and improvements for the community and visitors. See how adobe bricks are crafted and try your hand at plastering and whitewashing the Presidio perimeter wall. There will be festive food, drinks, music, tours, and pozole (hominy soup). An RSVP is required. -pm. Parking lot next to Pico Adobe,  E. Canon Perdido St. Free. Call - or email christa@sbthp .org.


/: Digital Photography Class  You know how to take the picture; now learn how to take a beautiful picture, change the camera settings, print a picture, or transfer pictures from a digital camera, smartphone, or tablet to the computer. -:am. Goleta Library,  N. Fairview Ave., Goleta. Free. Call - to register. /: The Telephone  Opera Santa Barbara will perform Gian Carlo Menotti’s one-act comic opera, premiered in , that tells the story of Ben, who is going away and wants to propose to his girlfriend, Lucy, before he goes, but she is always on the phone. Noon. Center Stage Theater,  Paseo Nuevo. $. Call - or visit /: Science Pub: California on Fire  Quench your thirst for knowledge about the science and nature of wildfires and how this is a common disturbance of California’s ecosystems. Nate Emery will walk through several ecosystems and explain how plant species respond to wildfires. :-pm. Dargan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant,  E. Ortega St. Free. Call - or visit

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/: Polo: USPA Bombardier Pacific Coast Open  Four teams will vie in the th edition of the most prestigious polo tournament on the West Coast. They are ERG, the defending champion; Lucchese, a three-time winner; Farmers and Merchants Bank; and Wildcat. Argentine star Sapo Caset carried Lucchese to a - overtime victory over ERG in the final of the recent Silver Cup. ERG features a pair of native Gauchos, Agustin “Tincho” Merlos and Sebastian Merlos. Sunday’s matches are the second of three rounds to determine the finalists, who will play for the coveted trophy on August . Gates: am; matches:  and pm. Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club,  Via Real, Carpinteria. $. Call - or visit








The Struggle for the Human Right to Water



Fri, Aug 22, 7 pm In English with Spanish Subtitles 1535 Santa Barbara Street, Parish Hall


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La Lucha por el Derecho Humano al Agua

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viernes, 22 de agosto, 7 pm En ingles con subtítulos en español 1535 Calle Santa Bárbara, Parish Hall


“En el estado más rico de la nación ¿por qué tantos californianos carecen de acceso al agua de forma segura y económica para sus necesidades básicas? SED DE JUSTICIA comparte cuentos poderosos de aquellos quien sufren del asalto contra su salud y dignidad...” Habrá ceremonia apertura de agua con Elder Art Cisneros de los Chumash. Conversación en ingles y español y recepción después de ver el documental. (Un segunda proyección del documental en español y conversación en español se ofrecerá a los 8:30 pm). Presentado por La Sociedad Unitario de Santa Bárbara 7th Red Principal de Acción y la Liga de Mujeres Votantes de Santa Bárbara.


WEEK memorates the passage of the th Amendment (granting U.S. women the right to vote) and calls to attention the continuing efforts toward full equality. This year’s theme is “#JointheDissent Because Women Are Not Yet Equal,” inspired by Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s dissent in the Hobby Lobby ruling. Starshine Roshell, who recently wrote feminist call to action “Are You a Feminist NOW?,” will be there with words of wisdom. :-pm. Faulkner Gallery, S.B. Central Library,  E. Anapamu St. Free. Call - or visit /: Matthew Stewart  Meet author and Oxford graduate Matthew Stewart as he signs copies of his new book, Nature’s God: The Heretical Origins of the American Republic, which is about how the American Revolution is misremembered philosophically and religiously. -pm. Tecolote Book Shop,  E. Valley Rd. Free. Call - or visit mwstewart .com.




/: David Ryan Harris, Patrick Park, and Tyler Lyle  Described as a soul singer who plays guitar and a guitarist who sings soulfully, David Ryan Harris will perform live. Opening the show with their own style of singer/songwriter guitar music will be Patrick Park and Tyler Lyle. :pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club,  State St. $. Call - or visit

WEDNESDAY 8/27 /: Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital Nutrition Class  Clinical dietitian Stacey Bailey will lead an informal class about healthy eating and nutrition topics. There will be a grocery store tour (fun field trip), so be prepared to stock up your pantry with healthy and delicious foods. Noon-pm. Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital,  Viborg Rd., Solvang. Free. Call - or visit

/: Gmail for Beginners  This introduction to using Gmail will help get you a free web email account from Google and help you learn the basics like how to send and receive mail and also maintain your contact list. Registration is required. -pm. Townley Rm., S.B. Central Library,  E. Anapamu St. Free. Call - or visit

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above: Marco Vergeest, age 5, and his father, Edwin, spend the end of their nine-day summer vacation with a “holiday at the beach” at East Beach, building sand castles. “Marco wanted to build a unique pyramid that stood out, so he added the drips,” said Edwin. left: Matt Davis prepares to take his sailboat back to the harbor from Stearns Wharf. Davis, a Santa Barbara resident, runs Sea Shells Sailing Club, teaching sailing to kids on the weekends. “This is a great place to spend a Sunday afternoon,” said Davis.


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Great Goleta Teens Teenagers are complicated: One minute they only speak in grunts and are glued to their iDevice; the next they are getting up at 5 a.m. to go to water polo practice and spending hours doing community service. It is the latter character in which the Rotary Club of Goleta is interested: Each year the nonprofit honors one outstanding youth its Goleta Teen of the Year Community Service Award. The club is currently looking for nominations for this year. Here are the guidelines: Candidates must be a senior at Dos Pueblos, San Marcos, Bishop García Diego, or Laguna Blanca High School (or an accredited home school); have a minimum GPA of 2.75; live within the zip codes 93110, 93111, or 93117-8; volunteer their time to the community, school, church, service clubs, or other nonprofit organizations; and be willing to serve as Goleta’s Teen of the Year through November 2015. Sound like someone you know? The deadline is Monday, September 8; you can download the nomination form at For more information, call 967-6166. — Michelle Drown


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PROPHETIC ARTICLE: Richard Sanford (pictured) and his former partner Michael Benedict planted Sanford & Benedict Vineyard together in 1971.

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orty years ago, American wine lovers turned to one voice to know what was happening: Robert Lawrence Balzer, a Los Angeles retailer-turned-writer whose long-running newsletter was the dominant publication in the emerging domestic market. In 1978, he published a piece in Robert Lawrence Balzer’s Private Guide to Food and Wine called “American Grand Cru in a Lompoc Barn,” extolling the viticultural virtues of Sanford & Benedict Vineyard, which Richard Sanford and Michael Benedict had planted a few years earlier along Santa Rosa Road. “It was probably one of the most important early boosts for Santa Barbara County as a serious wine region,” said Benedict in an email last week, sent amid the rush of an early 2014 harvest. “He, more than any other writer at the time, launched Sanford & Benedict’s public recognition.” Sanford’s comments over the phone echoed his former partner. “He was really the bellwether — he told people what was happening,” said Sanford, who believes Balzer did more for California wine than anyone else. “That article caused the phone to ring off the hook. It was pretty easy to sell wine at that point.” Today, that piece is considered one of the seminal realizations that the area now known as the Sta. Rita Hills would be a great place for wine grapes, and The Santa Barbara Independent was recently given permission to publish it on our website, thanks to Jane Faulkner at the UCSB Library and the Special Collections and University Archives at Cal Poly Pomona. Sanford also provided a copy of a 1982 article that Balzer did on Sanford Winery, as well. — Matt Kettmann View them both at



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living | Nonprofit NEW LEASE ON LIFE: Unlike the majority of residents who come to Sarah House seeking end-oflife care, Jamie Gardner used his extended stay there to regain his health and secure housing.


Sarah House Marks 25 Years of Serving the Dying


by Elizabeth Schwyzer

tephen and I sit across from each other at the hefty oak table in the dining room. Framed photos of friends and family members line the buffet at the side of the room, and goldfish swim in lazy circles in their tank. The house is quiet, and afternoon sunshine slants through the glass-paned door to the garden. I watch as a calico cat stalks on tiptoes through the grass, eyeing a sparrow perched on the lip of the birdbath. Jamie wanders in from the kitchen carrying a tall glass of something pink. “Want one?” he offers, cocking his head slightly to the side. “What’s in it?” Stephen asks. “Oh, strawberries, yogurt, a little protein powder,” Jamie says, and flashes an eye-crinkling smile. “I’m trying to keep the weight on, you know?” “Yeah, me too!” Stephen quips, patting his belly. “Sure, I’d love one.” It’s a brotherly exchange, easy and familiar. But the two aren’t brothers. Stephen is the manager of Sarah House: Santa Barbara’s residential home for the dying poor. Jamie is a resident.

A Sea Change in End-of-Life Care

A quarter of a century ago, Sarah House sprang out of a dire need. In 1989, the AIDS epidemic was in full swing, and all across America, young men and women were dying, many of them with nowhere to go. Retired Santa Barbara social worker and Hospice of Santa Barbara founder Alice Heath was determined to give them a home at the end of their lives. With the help of community benefactors, volunteers, and a small staff, she opened Heath House on Sola Street in 1989. Among those who worked at Heath House in the 1980s was Debbie McQuade, now the executive director of Sarah House. “At that time, AIDS was not chronic; it was fatal,” McQuade remembered. “There was a lot of paranoia and fear out there.” Despite that fear, Heath House found widespread community support. “We’d get brownies, lemon bars, and unsolicited checks pretty much every day,” she recalled. Through the early 1990s, Heath House was home to more than 200 people, many of whom lived there for a matter of days or weeks before dying. Then, in the mid-’90s, new combinations of drugs became widely available, and the death rate from AIDS began to drop dramatically. As the needs of the community changed, Heath House reconsidered its mission and expanded its services to providing end-of-life care for those with low income. Thanks to a significant financial contribution from boardmember

Sarah Shoresman and to the Santa Barbara Housing Authority, which secured both the property and a HOME grant to build there, the eight-bed Sarah House opened its doors in 1994. Located on Modoc Road near the busy intersection of Las Positas and the 101, Sarah House is a surprisingly tranquil spot, where private bedrooms and spacious common areas open onto quiet courtyards, patios, and gardens. In order to live at Sarah House, most residents must qualify as lowincome, be approved for hospice by a doctor, and be receiving end-of-life care from one of the region’s hospice agencies. Sarah House is a social model rather than a medical model hospice. Although health-care providers come and go all day long, the staff of Sarah House are not certified medical professionals; they’re resident assistants who specialize in caring for residents at the end of their lives. For its end-of-life care, Sarah House receives no Medicare or MediCal funding; the minimal federal funding it receives is earmarked for a small percentage of residents with HIV, like Jaime. Sarah House is not the only residential home for end-oflife care in Santa Barbara, but it’s the only such home with a mandate to serve a low-income and homeless population. This means, among other things, that the families of most Sarah House residents are ill equipped to make large financial donations and that funding remains a constant challenge. Every year, Sarah House serves about 70 residents in the final days and weeks of their lives. It turns away many more.

Different Medicines

In 1994, when Sarah House moved to its current location, Jamie Gardner might have been one of the young men who came here to die. Today, he’s a 54-year-old man living with HIV. Unlike the majority of residents who spend their last days or weeks here, he expects to move out soon, having used his extended stay at Sarah House to regain his health. What Gardner shares in common with fellow residents is his surprise at having ended up here in the first place. “I never thought I’d find myself in this position,” he explained to me, resting his forearms on the dining-room table and leaning in as he spoke. “I was semi-affluent, comfortable, working as a graphic designer.” Yet a drug addiction led to the loss of his health, his relationship, and finally his home. Eventually, Gardner found himself living on the streets, suffering from an undiagnosed case of AIDS Dementia Complex. Eventually, he attempted to take his own life.

“When I got to Sarah House, I was really a mess,” Gardner acknowledged. Over the course of eight months, he explained, he has rebuilt his health, his optimism, and his sense of humor. “It’s actually been fun,” he said. “Now that I’m feeling better, I try to help other people who are just arriving. It’s one way I can give back.” Gardner’s desire to serve the other residents of Sarah House is part of what House Manager Stephen Jones calls “the medicine of service.” “We often talk about the medicines of the house,” Jones explained. “There’s the medicine of showing sincere interest in people’s stories: who they are and who they’ve been. There’s the medicine of community and the medicine of ritual: getting dressed in your own clothes, eating your eggs the way you like them. There’s the medicine of service: People who volunteer here often report that they never knew end-of-life care could be like this.” The most important of all the medicines, said Jones, is the medicine of kindness. “It’s the oldest and most potent medicine we have as human beings. We know it’s needed because so much of the pain people suffer from is not physical. Loneliness might be the most intractable pain. Just having a place at the table is incredibly potent for people who have been passed over.”

A Place at the Table

It’s a simple idea, but it’s also a radical departure from the way 80 percent of Americans die — in a hospital or long-term care facility, surrounded by medical personnel. It may sound unlikely that a house where people come to die could offer a profound sense of belonging, but that’s exactly how residents describe their experience at Sarah House. Marie Sottosanti, 95, was eager to describe the sense of community she has felt at Sarah House. A longtime Santa Barbara resident — she worked for Devereaux and General Motors — Sottosanti was diagnosed with diabetes late in life and came to Sarah House recently after a sharp decline in her health. When I visited her room, she was reclining in an easy chair with a view of the patio and garden. “This is not an ordinary place,” she explained, extolling the beauty of her view and describing the way residents and staff “invite me to join them for dinner or to come to little parties. I love them all,” she added. “They’re my friends.” A few doors down, laconic 64-year-old Ruben Carrisales concurred. “They treat you really good here,” he told me, before turning my attention to the wall across from his bed, which was covered with photos of his children and grandchildren. A Santa Barbara High School graduate and longtime employee of BFI, Carrisales said he was surprised when his son and his daughter brought him to Sarah House, but not unpleasantly. “It’s a nice place,” he said. “And it’s different — really different. They take care of you and everything.” A few weeks after my last visit to Sarah House, I got an email from Jones. “Ruben is now well on his journey,” he wrote. “His room is full of family, light, and love. Thank you for allowing him to share a bit of his story one last time.” A few days later, he gave me another update. “Jamie secured housing,” Jones told me. “He’s moving out next week.” And Sottosanti? “Marie had a very beautiful death on Friday,” he said, adding, “This is a woman with a gravitational pull like we rarely see.” In a culture where death is to be feared and avoided, “a beautiful death” sounds like an oxymoron. Yet anyone who has witnessed such a thing will describe the same essential features — the presence of loving family and community and a sense of being home. Seems simple enough, but for some, such an ideal scenario feels impossibly remote. Even in an affluent community like Santa Barbara, thousands of residents cannot access or afford end-of-life care. Those with ample resources tend to assume their situation will remain stable, but Jones reminded me no one is immune from a change in circumstances. Any of us might one day need the services of a place like Sarah House, and that day might come earlier than we expect. For Gardner, Sottosanti, and Carrisales — as for so many others — the community of Sarah House was there for them ■ when they needed it most. august 21, 2014



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A Fond Farewell

UCSB Assistant Athletics Director of Student Services Larry James Retires After 30 Years


by John Zant

every diploma earned by UCSB intercollegiate athletes in the past 30 years. As the assistant athletics director for student services, James ushered athletes through the admissions process, linked them up with housing, monitored their academic progress, and frequently became their most trusted confidant on the campus. It was all behind-the-scenes stuff, but late last month, James held the spotlight for an hour or so during his retirement party, and he was publicly and profusely praised for a job well done. “I was like an ambassador for the program,” James said. “You’ve got 20 sports and 44 coaches. None of them can go to the admissions office. I have to take care of all their requests.” When a prospective athlete’s qualifications were questionable, James had to decide whether to go to bat for him or her. “Larry’s casual and self-deprecating, but he’s not afraid to tell a coach, ‘No way,’” men’s soccer coach Tim Vom Steeg said. “Once he pushes an athlete through admission, he takes it personally. He’s their friend for four years and beyond. He’s one of the all-time great people I’ve worked with at UCSB.” Vom Steeg’s recruitment of international players kept James busy dealing with the requirements of the university and the NCAA. Just this week, the Gauchos have added Ludwig Ahl, an outstanding Swedish player, to their roster. David Campbell is learning the ropes as James’s successor. He was on the Gaucho men’s basketball staff for 12 years. “I can call a bunch of people because of the inroads Larry made,” Campbell said. “You have a late admit, the dorms are full — Larry knows who to call.” And James knew how to keep the fuss level at a minimum. “He might be the calmest individual I’ve been around,” Campbell said. “Larry had a nice temperament in dealing with coaches’ anxieties,” said Bill Villa, the retired director of admissions. One of the success stories of James’s tenure was that of Paul Johnson, a highly sought basketball player out of Santa Barbara High in 1988. Gaucho assistant coach Ben Howland got Johnson to commit to UCSB, but his gradepoint average was barely sufficient for special consideration, James said. “I go into the admissions office with the transcript,” James said. “Ben’s outside waiting for me. I bring it to the analyst. I said, ‘Can you look at it and make absolutely sure that it’s okay?’” James attained the necessary approval. “Ben wiped the sweat off his brow,” James recalled. “It was like I saved his job.” Johnson became a key player on the Gaucho team that upset No. 1 UNLV in 1990. “Paul Johnson never went on academic probation,” James said. “He did his schoolwork every quarter, just like he played defense on the basketball court. He was a tenacious defender.” Johnson earned his degree and has pursued an entrepreneurial business career in Los Angeles. “Larry had great relationships with the players from my era, guys like Mike Meyer, Carrick DeHart, and Idris Jones,” Howland said. “Bill Villa trusted my instincts,” James said. “I wanted them in school because they needed an opportunity, not just because they were athletes.” James has a personal stake in providing educational opportunities. “I came from the segregated South, working in the fields,” he said. “If I didn’t have basketball skills, I wouldn’t have gotten to college.” James grew up in Alabama, where he had to avoid certain restrooms and drinking fountains. The swimming pools were off-limits. “I still don’t know how to swim,” he said. But he learned how to play basketball and became a member of the


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Kentucky State Thorobreds, a team that won three consecutive NAIA championships. His teammate Travis Grant is the all-time leading scorer in college basketball. When the Lakers made Grant their No. 1 pick in the 1972 NBA Draft, James made the trip out west with him. “Travis bought a brand-new Cadillac, but he didn’t know how to drive,” James said. “I did most of the driving across the country. Travis got the hang of it during the daytime, but I wouldn’t let him drive at night or on the freeways when we hit L.A.” James gave some thought to professional basketball, but he was more attracted to the idea of continuing his education at UCSB, where his older brother was teaching black studies. He’d been to enough Lakers parties with Grant. “Travis said, ‘You don’t have to leave. I’ve got plenty of money.’ I said, ‘Travis, that’s your money; I’ve got to make my own.’ ” James earned a master’s degree at UCSB and landed a job in the athletic department. He served under nine different athletics directors. His favorite was Al Negratti, the man who hired him in 1976. Negratti — who insisted on being addressed as “Dr. Negratti”— was an intimidating presence who wore dark glasses in a darkened office in Rob Gym. “Dr. Negratti was one tough Italian,” James said. “He was like a father to me. I was the only African American on the staff here for a long time. I felt kind of like a Lone Ranger. When somebody shows they care about you, it makes a big difference.” In retirement, James said, “I’m not going anywhere. I’ve been in the same house for 40 years.” He and his wife, Beverly, have two grown daughters. They had a son, “Little Larry,” who ran into the street and was killed at age 3. “It was devastating,” James said. When innocent students died in the Isla Vista tragedy last spring, James engaged with their grieving schoolmates. “I was able to go there and provide some comfort,” he said. James did leave an impression of his basketball ability at UCSB. For years, he dominated the recreational Noon

A FRIEND, INDEED: As UCSB’s assistant athletics director, Larry James ushered athletes through the admissions process, linked them up with housing, monitored their academic progress, and frequently became their most trusted confidant on campus.

League at Rob Gym. His fellow players named an award after him, along with this declaration: “At 63, he could jam with either hand, his jump shot was sweetness itself, and his moves under the basket were unstoppable. … A better player, more humble athlete, and truly respected individual was never experienced on the floor.”

MR. & MRS. SMITH: In the movie of that title, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are assassins hired to kill each other. In the 34th Santa Barbara Triathlon this weekend, Jason and Adrienne Smith will be trying to leave each other in the dust. “We’re in constant competition to say ‘I win,’ ” said Jason, who married Adrienne Hengels last year after they were Santa Barbara’s leading male and female finishers in the long-course triathlon. “We race to the restroom; we race through dinner; we race to bed. We race our cars on our way home from yoga.” The Smiths will line up together on East Beach at the 7 a.m. start of the triathlon on Saturday, August 23. The long course consists of a mile ocean swim, 34-mile bike ride, and 10-mile run. The popular sprint triathlon on Sunday will include a 500-yard swim, six-mile bike ride, and two-mile run. Hollywood producer Randall Emmett, who did his first triathlon here last year, is sponsoring the sprint course. Emmett has befriended Luke McKenzie, a six-time champion of the famed Ironman, who will make an appearance here this weekend. The designated charity this year is Girls Inc., which has trained 24 girls with no previous experience to participate in the parent-child sprint division. Triathlon director Joe Coito says late volunteers are welcome. Call 682-1634. For more sports, including a weekly highlight schedule, see august 21, 2014



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ne reason that Santa Ynez’s S.Y. Kitchen is on the tips of many winemaker tongues as the best place to eat right now is because of bartender Alberto Battaglini, who frequently consults his towering wall of dried fruits, herbs, and spices to carefully concoct craft cocktails fit for the planet’s finest bars. His worldly ways aren’t just coincidental: Born in Italy, Battaglini made drinks for years in Brazil, Mexico, Spain, and London before being summoned to work in Brentwood at Toscana. When the restaurant’s owners decided to open S.Y. Kitchen on Faraday Street last year, Battaglini — like his companion, Verona-born Chef Luca Crestanelli — was given a blank canvas, and he’s been painting with infusions and creative twists ever since.

The goal? “The idea is real simple: fresh fruit, fresh herbs, everything as fresh as posMIXING UP WINE COUNTRY: After a day of making or sipping on the Santa Ynez Valley’s fine wine, many vintners and their fans are turning to S.Y. Kitchen’s Alberto Battaglini for a sible,” said Battaglini. “My idea is to make refreshing cocktail. a very clean drink that goes well with Chef Luca’s cooking. But we are in 2014, so with a touch of modern. Not too sour, not too sweet, not too strong — make Change of pace for wine drinkers? “The wine is amazing here everyone happy.” — the pinot noir is some of the best in the world — but because they keep drinking the wine, they eventually get tired of it,” said BattaMost popular? The Back Garden, made from basil- and jalapeñoglini, who also gets a boost on hot days. “They just want to enjoy a infused gin that’s muddled with more basil and cucumbers, fresh refreshing drink.” lime juice, and a touch of honey. Battaglini is now making the gin himself, too, by infusing vodka with juniper berries and then a His favorite drink? “An Old Fashioned,” said Battaglini, who also wave of botanicals, from coriander to licorice, all by taste. “It’s an makes his own bitters, called OFT for Old Fashioned Therapy. “I’m a experiment,” he said. “Sometimes it’s nice, and sometimes it’s super bourbon fan.” disgusting!” Seasonal hit? Watermelon Martini, with muddled watermelon, The wall of jars? In addition to the spices and herbs — from chielderflower liqueur, rhubarb-infused vodka, lemon and lime juice, potle and ghost peppers to cinnamon and lemon verbena — Battaand a touch of simple syrup. “The watermelons are just wonderful,” glini dries fruit to use later in the year, explaining, “I can use them as said Battaglini. “This is so amazing, so refreshing that you can actua garnish and infusing agent.” ally drink a bucket of it.”




f you throw the missions into the where we are now, with our wines being mix, winemaking goes back 200internationally renowned.” plus years in the Santa Ynez Valley, Occupying two large rooms of and even the modern winemaking the museum, which is located in the boom — started in the early 1970s by the heart of the Santa Ynez township, the Bettencourt family’s Santa Ynez Winery information-rich yet spatially succinct and the Firestones at their own estate — is exhibit features Santa Barbara County’s nearing a half-century old now. But only first award-winning bottles, photographs recently did this fascinating regional saga and memories from the early days, and get the explanatory attention it deserved even some panels describing in easy-tothanks to the Santa Ynez Valley Historiunderstand language how wine is made. cal Museum’s ongoing exhibit Uncorked: Bashforth has also developed additional Evolution of Wine in the Santa Ynez Valley, programming around Uncorked, includwhich runs until October 26. ing educational wine-country panels GOOD OLE DAYS: Regional wine grape pioneer Louis “It’s kind of groundbreaking, and it’s and a series of dinners focused on each Lucas is pictured in the early days of Santa Barbara been really well received by all of the appellation. The grand finale party on wine. winemakers and our visitors,” said the October 26 will also feature lots of food museum’s director, Chris Bashforth, who, and wine tasting. with curator Susie Simpson, tracked down most of the stories and “We wanted to bring in the wine community and get them to memorabilia from the winemakers themselves. “It shows how the know that we’re here,” said Bashforth. “They’ve found this venue wine business here is really kind of a grassroots industry that’s all wonderful.” very individually based,” Bashforth explained. “Each of these pioThe Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum and Parks-Janeway neers started their own vineyards and their own wineries, mostly Carriage House is located at 3596 Sagunto Street, Santa Ynez. Call — MK due to their passion. It’s really interesting to see how it evolved to 688-7889 or see




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Maryland-style Crabfests at its Hollywood location, the Hungry Cat is finally bringing the fest to Santa Barbara on August 24. “What David [Lentz, the Maryland-born Hungry Cat chef] wanted to emulate was the Maryland blue crab party,” said general manager Bob van der Veer, “a laid-back vibe with the steamed crabs spread on newspaper on the table.” But those steamed crabs — served in the special Old Bay variation of spices that Lentz and his father found scouting Baltimore, also used for the finger-licking-good, peel ’n’ eat shrimp — are just the center of a four-course meal. Things kick off with a crab soup, continue with a soft-shell-crab po’ boy, then come the steamed crabs with grilled, lime-chili corn and a watermelon and tomato salad, followed by a dessert of coconut panna cotta, dulce de leche, and cashew brittle. There’s also the chance to sip on the Hungry Cat’s classic cocktails, including the Pimlico, named after Baltimore’s horse track that’s the site of the second leg of the Triple Crown, and there’s beer, too, a more traditional way to wash down crabs. “We’re trying to get some National Bohemian, a little Natty Boh, for the event,” van der Veer said. “It’s fun to see the response to it. It’s a nostalgic beer for a lot of people. I think everyone understands it’s not the nicest beer out there, but ….” Also a fan of Dungeness crab, van der Veer admitted, “The Maryland blue crab is more of an endeavor to get out of its shell; it’s worth it.” Plus, how often do you get to play with mallets at dinner? Hungry Cat’s Crabfest is Sunday, August 24, 1-9 p.m., at 1134 Chapala Street. Tickets are $75 (food only). Call 884-4701. — George Yatchisin

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n 1964, when I was still a Los Angeles grammar school kid, my next-door neighbor Armando got two free tickets to The TAMI Show. He convinced me to tell my parents some story and then ride buses across the L.A. basin to attend the taping, which included his favorite new band, called The Rolling Stones. I, for one, was crazy for Motown, and The Supremes were booked, too. To make a long story short, my father never bought the cover story, and Mondo went alone. For the next month, he never once shut up about it. Recently, the James Brown biopic Get on Up provided an X-ray glimpse into backstage TAMI, particularly the mini-war between Brown, who broke out there (even Mondo admitted), upstaging the Stones. With actual footage and stunningly re-created scenes, the film shows how incendiary Brown could be when his ego was on the line and the Flames were backing him up.“Welcome to America,” Brown mutters to upstart Mick Jagger. Maybe the Stones were blown away and maybe not, said Steve Binder, who definitely was there half a century ago. He directed The TAMI Show, live and on film.“It almost doesn’t matter, because Lesley Gore was the big star of that show,” he laughs looking back in bemusement.“But the kids were screaming for all of the acts,” he said. An unpretentious, articulate man, Binder sat in a Salinas Street TVSB conference room last week, waiting to go on Ben Ferguson’s Evening Show to promote The TAMI Show film, which will screen at Carpinteria’s Plaza


Matt Armor is bringing the country twang to Santa Barbara with his latest self-titled release. The album’s black-and-white cover poignantly illustrates a working musician’s life; on the front, we see a man plucking his guitar on a lonely street next to a record store; on the back, a man, woman, and dog drive off into the dawn. The album features influences that run the gamut from rockabilly and country to folk and blues, with Armor’s guitar and vocals providing the foundation for most songs. Early on,

Playhouse Theater this week.“It was shot live over the two days, and we barely had time to do any post-production,” said Binder. His own life had been a rush print, as well, since the day he stepped GET ON DOWN: James Brown is just one of the many legendary performers who onto a CBS television rocked The TAMI Show in 1964. A documentary about the concert screens August 23 at the Plaza Playhouse Theater. lot for a summer job and went from the mailroom to directing The Soupy Sales Show ago was not that common.“The best part in just a few weeks. After directing television was that everybody was there for everybody programs like Steve Allen and Hullabaloo, else. Nobody was treated like the star,” he Binder stumbled on a process called Electro- said, despite the famous who-plays-last novision, which passed itself off as closedfeuds. “They called it chemistry, but I think it circuit television for movie theaters. The was because all the acts stayed there for the monumental TAMI event ensued, featuring whole two days.” the above act, as well as the Beach Boys, Binder is looking forward to two TAMI Chuck Berry, Billy J. Kramer, and The Dakoscreenings next week, one at the Directors tas, among others. It was hosted in madcap Guild in Beverly Hills and the other in Carfashion by Jan and Dean. pinteria — where he’ll happily do Q&A after. “The acronym stood for Teenage Awards In fact, Binder’s unpretentiousness — his Music International, and it was supposed to dad owned a gas station in downtown L.A. be the first of many. Maybe that didn’t hap— might be the most charming aspect of pen, but it featured a lot of historical events. the experience.“I love what I do, but I never It was the last time Brian Wilson played worried about it that much. I always knew I with the Beach Boys, and it was a first event could work at the gas station.” for the Wrecking Crew,” claimed Binder, The TAMI Show screens at the Plaza Playreferring to the L.A. powerhouse session house Theater ( Carpinteria Ave., Cargroup that included Glen Campbell and pinteria) on Saturday, August 23, at 7:15 p.m. Leon Russell. Binder notes that the show Call 684-6380 or visit plazatheatercarpinteria — D.J. Palladino and audience were racially integrated, as we .com for tickets. said then, which, even in California 50 years “Greenlight Eyes” teases audiences with a bluesy progression that doesn’t resolve, hanging on key areas to build tension and complexity. Meanwhile, an electric guitar gives the track a great honky-tonk groove guaranteed to get beers flowing and audiences moving. Armor’s style is melodic and expressive in the way that blues musicians can evoke such clear emotion through the repeated bending and slurring of phrases. On “Lullaby,” Armor reveals his more melancholy side with a song that sounds as if it were spawned from some deep life thinking. He howls lines like, “What good is a heart, if it lies to you? / You tear it apart, and it cries to you,” while a walking bass line and folky strumming nicely echo the dark lyrics. Ultimately, Armor and his band prove successful in putting together an album that

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odgers and Hammerstein are essentially the Lennon/McCartney of musical theater. Their songwriting partnership is responsible for a seemingly endless supply of classic musicals, and perhaps none bigger than Oklahoma! Even 70 years after its debut, the play continues to be incredibly popular with audiences worldwide. Most recently, the legendary show has been brought to stage by Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts (PCPA) at the Solvang Festival Theater, and the production is a wild success that masterfully showcases why so many fell in love with this show in the first place. It is rare to see a group of actors cast so perfectly into each role, but from top to bottom, every player here seems to understand their character in a way that is an absolute delight for the audience. George Walker portrays the mischievous but lovable cowboy Curly with just the right amount of charisma, commanding everyone’s attention the minute he walks onstage. Jackie Vanderbeck is equally excellent as farm girl Laurey, and she conveys her in a way that perfectly mixes the character’s fierce independence and loving tenderness. Walker and Vanderbeck have a natural and easy chemistry, and their ability to convey love — even while they are bickering — makes Curly and Laurey an easy couple to root for.

The entire cast truly shines onstage — there is an INFECTIOUS ENERGY that seems to be present in every single performer… But the entire cast truly shines onstage — there is an infectious energy that seems to be present in every single performer, whether they are one of the leads or a member of the ensemble. Karin Hendricks is hilarious as boy-crazy Ado Annie, and her interactions with sweet but dim cowboy Will Parker (Jake Delaney) make for some of the biggest laughs of the entire production. That said, the real MVP of this Oklahoma! might be multitalented director Michael Jenkinson, whose portrayal of Ali Hakim, the womanizing peddler, is simply hysterical from start to finish. Truly, though, the entire cast should be praised, as they each fill their role in a way that makes the entire production stronger. What makes Oklahoma! such a revered musical are the songs, and there are only a handful of musicals that can claim to have as many classic tunes in one show. The cast handles these legendary numbers with ease, as both the singing and dancing are a delightful mix of skill and enthusiasm. A few highlights from this show were “People Will Say We’re In Love,”“All Er Nothin’,” and, of course, “Oklahoma.” The enduring legacy of this Rodgers and Hammerstein classic puts great pressure on anyone trying to put the musical onstage. There is the inevitable fear of leaving the audience feeling disappointed or underwhelmed. This pressure proved to be no sweat for PCPA, as their production wonderfully captures the magic of this veritable theatrical institution. The pure joyfulness evident in every aspect of their production makes for a night of laughter that audiences ■ will not soon forget.





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DANTE ELEPHANTE by Aly Comingore


Throwback Thursday with dah boi Tommy Devoy! This was our firs t time playing The Echo in L.A.


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It’s no small feat to conquer the Santa Barbara music scene, but when a band busts through the bubble and into the wider music world, we call it victory with a capital “V.” This year, S.B. rockers Dante Elephante came out swinging as our ones to watch, and over the course of the past eight months, they’ve exceeded everyone’s expectations. From linking up with L.A. indie label Lolipop Records to heading into the studio with Foxygen’s Jonathan Rado to throwing the doors wide open on their sunny surf-pop sound, the guys have been scoring major points — and winning some major fans along the way. This Friday, August 22, Dante makes its triumphant return to Santa Barbara with a headlining show at SOhO Restaurant & Music Club. Below, frontman Ruben Zarate shares some snapshots and thoughts from the band’s whirlwind 2014 (so far).



For the second year in a row, Dante got to hit up Echo Park Rising — always a chill time. Old-school MT V VJ Jesse Camp introduced my set on Sunday.

Hanging with Mac DeMarco. The most bizarre afterwas taken.

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Lolipalooza was Playing tktk: caption hella tight — a lot of chillin’, cold brews, and hot chicks. We can’t wait for next year!


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WELCOME BACK: Since forming on the mean streets of Isla Vista in the early ’00s, Rebelution has gone on to tour the world. Last Friday, the band returned home to headline the Santa Barbara Bowl.

GOOD VIBRATIONS Rebelution and Iration. At the Santa Barbara Bowl, Friday, August 15. Reviewed by Mitch Grimes


ration and Rebelution both got their start playing house parties in Isla Vista, and this past weekend, those roots were plenty evident as the bands returned to town to play the Santa Barbara Bowl. Their SHORE SHOT: Fellow I.V. alums Iration co-headlined supporters turned during Friday’s four-band lineup. out in droves, and most were college age, sporting Rasta banners and clothing. The bill was rounded out by Stick Figure and The Green, both of which played solidly, but Rebelution definitely took the night’s gold medal. The band featured a tight lineup of drums, bass, guitar, keyboard, saxophone, and trumpet. When it came time for solos, the horn section elevated everything far beyond expectations. They played grooving and funky lines with a subtle jazz influence that displayed both players’ mastery of their instruments. Fans were treated to favorites like “Green to Black,” “Safe and Sound,” and “Other Side,” among others. In addition, they offered up alternative song endings and key changes that illustrated the band’s compositional skills. Reggae is a music genre that is deeply infused with culture and philosophies about how to live life. Its roots trace back to the heart of Kingston in Jamaica, where Bob Marley spearheaded a movement that eventually spread to the world at large. Musically, reggae is often used as a medium to comment on social and political injustices in order to raise awareness about them, as well as promote the free-spirited and open-minded idea that all humans are brothers and that we should treat each other as such. Notions similar to these can be found embedded in Rebelution’s lyrics. For example, in “What I Know,” frontman Eric Rachmany offers up lines like, “Maybe one day we will realize that the answers are in our heart / But we’re killing our own lives, and it’s tearing us apart / One life to live, I’m gonna make it positive for this world that we live in / This is my decision.” Iration also gave a great performance that started just as the sun set over the hills of Santa Barbara. The band’s rhythm section had the crowd up and grooving right from the first upbeat, smoke wafting through the evening air. Performing before them was Hawai‘i’s The Green, who offered up some heartwrenching vocal harmonies. Their drummer is a heavy hitter whose chops tied the band’s sound together and laid a great framework for the upstroke. The opening act was Stick Figure, which was originally founded as a one-man band by singer and multi-instrumentalist Scott Woodruff. As a full band, Stick Figure’s music has a bit of an atmospheric and expansive dimension to it. You can definitely hear influences beyond reggae and dub in their songs. Throughout the night, the music and spirit of Friday’s show was positive and exuberant — and it’s no wonder why. It’s not often two of our own headline the Bowl. That both Iration and Rebelution have repped the 805 music scene so enthusiastically since their departure onto bigger stages was simply the cherry ■ on top of this S.B.-centric sundae.




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hen we phoned up the boys of together PANGEA last week, they were a little, um, distracted. “We just found a kitten like 10 minutes ago,” said bassist Danny Bengston. “A cat came over to our friend’s house last night when there was a blackout, and we woke up this morning to this kitten.” Gathered around the phone at BengsJOY RIDE: together PANGEA (from left: Erik ton’s house in Echo Park, the Jimenez, William Keegan, and Danny Bengston) are touring in support of their latest LP, Badillac. guys volleyed our questions in between a whole lot of giggling and cooing, creating the kind of hilarious mental image that only gets funnier when you factor in the music. Formed in 2009 around frontman William Keegan’s solo project (then called simply “Pangea”), the trio shreds the kind of spontaneous, raw, party-hard punk rock that benefits from a good volume crank. Onstage, it’s an equally crazy scene, where sweat flies, heads bang, and, given the opportunity, at least one person will swing from the rafters. This Sunday, August 24, the band returns to S.B. to the unfortunately high-ceilinged confines of Velvet Jones for a show in support of their Harvest Records debut, Badillac. Below, we talk to the dudes about dark songs, an increasingly bright Los Angeles music scene, and their newly acquired furry friend.

First thing’s first: How did you settle on calling the band Pangea? William Keegan: I was using it when it was just me at home recording on a

four-track. I think I just called it Pangea because I needed a name. But I was also kind of hippied out in high school. [Laughs.] I thought the concept was really cool, but not a whole lot of thought went into it. It was more like, okay, that word works.

I want to talk a bit about the new album. It’s really fun and loud, but if you get into the lyrics, it’s also kind of a downer. WK: Yeah, for sure, and the last album, too, Living Dummy. The songs are fast,

but the lyrical content is kind of harsh. It’s kind of a general theme throughout Pangea, though — there’s always something depressing lyrically. We’ve got a pretty pessimistic worldview, and that’s consistent regardless of whether or not the song is poppy or fast or slow and moody. But I also don’t really think about it like that.

Do you think it’s easier to write when you’re upset? WK: Yeah, I guess so. It’s usually after, though. Like maybe you’re in a relationship

and you break up and the songs come after you sort of figure it out. Sometimes when you’re in the middle of something, you can’t really see it for what it is. Later, when you realize what it was is when the songs come out.

Lots of people are saying L.A. is going through a bit of a musical renaissance. Do you feel like the scene down there is getting stronger? Danny Bengston: Yeah. Honestly, when we’re home I feel like we don’t go out as

much as we used to. It’s like the trucker’s vacation — after you’re on tour for a long time, you just want to come home and play FIFA and get drunk on your couch. But the music scene is doing great. Pretty much everyone we know in San Francisco has moved down to L.A. — Ty [Segall] moved down, Mikal Cronin moved down, John Dwyer. The rent is cheapish. The house I live in is a super-affordable four-bedroom, and we rehearse there. I think Burger Records has had a huge part in it, too, especially for rock ’n’ roll music. It’s cool.

So, what are you going to name the cat? DB: FIFA Cthulhu. We’ve been playing a lot of FIFA ’ lately.


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PACIFIC PAIRING: Washington State artist Michael Ferguson’s “Patrick’s Point” and other works are on view alongside paintings by Marcia Burtt at S.B. Frame Shop & Gallery.

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Karpeles Manuscript Library and Museum – KaSahi Studios: Photography of Lisa Marie Bolton, through Aug. ; Megan Leal: Abstract Explosions, through Aug. ; multiple permanent installations.  W. Anapamu St., -. Lompoc Museum – Eric Morlan: Selected Works  -, through Sept. .  S. H St., Lompoc, -. Rancho La Patera & Stow House – Multiple permanent exhibits hosted by the Goleta Valley Historical Society.  N. Los Carneros Rd., Goleta, -. S.B. Historical Museum – Project Fiesta!, through Sept. ; The Story of Santa Barbara, permanent exhibition. Free admission.  E. De la Guerra St., -. S.B. Maritime Museum – Light at Point Conception: Prints by Hank Pitcher, through Sept. .  Harbor Wy., #, -. S.B. Museum of Art – Living in the Timeless: Drawings by Beatrice Wood, through Aug. ; Daumier’s Salon: A Human Comedy, through Oct. ; Degas to Chagall: Important Loans from the Armand Hammer Foundation and the Collection of Michael Armand Hammer and Martin Kersels’s Charm series, ongoing exhibitions.  State St., -. Ty Warner Sea Ctr. – Multiple permanent installations.  Stearns Wharf, -. Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art – x: Celebrating Five Years, Aug.  - Sept. .  La Paz Rd., -. Wildling Museum – Carol Wood Jacksen, through Aug. ; John Fery: Painting the Wilderness, through Sept. ; student artists: Visions of the Night Sky, through Sept. . -B Mission Dr., Solvang, -.

GALLERIES Allan Hancock College Library – Children’s book illustrations, ongoing.  S. College Dr., Santa Maria, -. Architectural Foundation Gallery – Jeremy Harper: Sacred Places, through Aug. .  E. Victoria St., -. Artamo Gallery – Summer Mix, through Aug. .  W. Anapamu St., -. Bronfman Family Jewish Community Ctr. – Voices, ongoing.  Chapala St., -. C Gallery – Reductions/Formations, through Sept. .  Bell St., Los Alamos. -. Cancer Ctr. of S.B. – Art Heals, a permanent exhibit.  Pueblo St., -.

Carpinteria Arts Ctr. – Caminos , through Sept. .  Linden Ave., Carpinteria, -. Channing Peake Gallery – Impoverished Vision: Abstraction to the Rescue, Aug. Oct. . S.B. County Administration Bldg.,  E. Anapamu St., -. Coastal Collections – S.B. Printmakers Exhibit, through Oct. .  State St., -. Cypress Gallery – Through My Eyes, through Aug. .  E. Cypress Ave., Lompoc, -. Divine Inspiration Gallery of Fine Art – With Appreciation, through Aug. .  State St., -. Elverhøj Museum – Art from the Groves, through Sept. .  Elverhoy Wy., Solvang, -. Faulkner Gallery – Reflections of an Oil Spill:  Years of Art and Activism, through Aug. .  E. Anapamu St., -. Gallery  – Beth Taylor and other featured artists, through Aug. ; Carrie Givens, Jerry Martin: Pinturas De Baja, through Aug. . La Arcada,  State St., -. Gallery  – Asandra: Mixed Media Prints and Bruce Samia: Manipulated Photographic Prints, through Aug. .  W. El Roblar Ave., Ojai, -. Gallery Los Olivos – B.J. Stapen and Carol Simon, through Aug. .  Grand Ave., Los Olivos, -. Goleta Library – August Art Show, through Aug. .  N. Fairview Ave., Goleta, -. The Good Life Craft Beer & Wine Cellar – Lauren McFarland: Ranch Life on the Central Coast, through Aug. .  Mission Dr., Solvang, -. Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Ctr. – Donald Quintana, through Sept. .  Guadalupe St., Guadalupe, -. Harris and Fredda Meisel Gallery of Art – Los Padres Watercolor Society, through Sept. .  De la Vina St., -. Hospice of S.B. – Paula Re: crossings of my mind, through Oct. .  Alameda Padre Serra, Ste. , -. Jane Deering Gallery – The Flat File Project, ongoing.  E. Canon Perdido St., -. The Lark – Kevin Eddy, ongoing.  Anacapa St., -. Los Olivos Café –Laurel Sherrie: Conversations with Nature, through Sept. .  Grand Ave., Los Olivos, -. Lucky Penny – Campbell Baker, ongoing.  Anacapa St., -. Marcia Burtt Studio – Anne Ward, and Erling Sjovold: Old River, New Shore, through Oct. .  Laguna St, -i.

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AUG. 21-28 Montecito Aesthetic Institute – Spring into Summer, through Sept. .  Coast Village Rd., Ste. H, Montecito, -. Pacific Western Bank – Celebrating  Years of I Madonnari Posters, ongoing.  E. Figueroa St., -. Pacifica Graduate Institute – Mbuti: Children of the Forest, through Sept. .  Ladera Ln., -. Palm Loft Gallery – Make Hay While the Sun Shines, through Sept. .  Palm Ave., Loft A-, Carpinteria, -. Porch – Lety Garcia, through Aug. .  Santa Claus Ln., Carpinteria, -. Reds Bin – Spirits, through Sept. .  Helena Ave., -. S.B. City Hall Gallery – Pursuit of Passion: Early Santa Barbara Women Artists, through Feb. , . De la Guerra Plaza, -. S.B. Frame Shop & Gallery – Michael Ferguson and Marcia Burtt, through Aug. .  State St., Ste. J, -. S.B. Tennis Club – Premier: Santa Barbara Visual Artists, through Sept. .  Foothill Rd., -. Sullivan Goss, An American Gallery – Jon Francis: Let Icons Be Icons, Susan McDonnell: Curiouser and Curiouser!, Ken Bortolazzo: Moving On, and Las Pinturas de la Fiesta, through Aug. ; The Summer Impressionists, , through Sept. ; Orpha Klinker, Bill Dewey: Landmarks of California, through Oct. .  E. Anapamu St., -. Tamsen Gallery – R.W. Firestone, ongoing.  State St. , -. TVSB – Light, through Oct. .  S. Salinas Ave., -. Volentine Family Gallery – The Artwork of Ben O’Hara, through Oct. . Discovery Pavilion, S.B. Zoo,  Niños Dr., -. wall space gallery – Joseph Donovan: Solace, through Aug. ; Bootsy Holler: Hanford Declassified, through Aug. . Ann Pallesen: A Walk in the Park, through Nov. . Daniel Grant: Sand People, Aug.  - Sept. .  E. Yanonali St., C-, -.


Adama –  Chapala St., -. THU: Greg Harrison (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: Dead Zed’s Chopper (pm) Cold Spring Tavern –  Stagecoach Rd., -. FRI: JR Allan Band (-pm) SAT: Drake Whitcraft’s One, Two, Tree (-pm); The Excellent Tradesmen (-pm) SUN: Tom Ball and Kenny Sultan (:-pm); Hot Roux (:-:pm) The Creekside –  Hollister Ave., -. FRI: The Arielle Deem Band (pm) SAT: Grooveshine (:pm) SUN: Burgers & Blues Food Drive (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 Eureka Burgers & Craft Beer –  Paseo Nuevo, -. THU /: The Arielle Deem Band (pm) Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. –  Anacapa St., -. FRI: Live Music (pm) SAT: The Caverns (-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) Libbey Bowl –  E. Ojai Ave., Ojai, -. SAT: Bluegrass in the Bowl (pm) Lobero Theatre –  E. Canon Perdido St., -. THU /: Marshall Crenshaw and The Bottle Rockets (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 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: Erin Pearson, Rusty Lindsey, Erland, Art Nikels (pm) FRI: Dante Elephante (pm) SAT: Vaud and the Villains (pm) MON: Jazz Jam with Jeff Elliott (:pm) TUE: David Ryan Harris, Patrick Park, Tyler Lyle (:pm) Solvang Festival Theater –  nd St., Solvang, -. SUN: Christine DiPego (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-and-White Party (pm) SUN: Together Pangea (pm) MON: The Water Rats (pm) TUE: Jacuzzi Boys (pm) THU: Drag the River, The Dead Volts, Joe Ginsberg (pm) Whiskey Richard’s –  State St., -. MON: Open Mike Night (pm) WED: Punk on Vinyl (pm) Wildcat –  W. Ortega St., -. THU: DJs Hollywood and Patrick B SUN: Red Room with DJ Gavin Roy (pm) TUE: Local Band Night (pm) Zodo’s –  Calle Real, Goleta, -. THU: KjEE Thursday Night Strikes (:-:pm) MON: Service Industry Night (pm)

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Emma Stone

Jacki Weaver

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FATHER FIXATIONS Calvary. Brendan Gleeson, Chris O’Dowd, and Kelly Reilly star in a film written and directed by John Michael McDonagh. Reviewed by D.J. Palladino


n the opening scene of Calvary, Brendan Gleeson plays a Catholic priest named Father James who takes confession from a troubled person we can’t see. The confessee claims that as a child he was repeatedly raped by a priest and promises to murder his confessor “Sunday next” not because James was the rapist but, more to the point, because he is innocent. The rest of the movie follows Father James’s week as he wanders among family, friends, and parishioners who naturally become a pageant of flawed and suspect humanity. It’s a situation that boils over with melodrama, but in the hands of director John Michael McDonagh, each tense interaction provides new perspectives on sin, insensitivity, and the almost forgotten virtue of forgiveness. McDonagh directed The Guard, which was superficially shaped like a buddy cop thriller, but also bristled with meditations on death, morality, and the fine points of bigotry. Calvary is ostensibly a who-is-gonna-do-it mystery, but the themes become more compelling as each new quirky villager is introduced. Which one of these people might not be capable of killing a priest given the circumstances? Father James (the name traditionally assigned to Jesus’s brother) is a priest who was once married and has a beautiful daughter (Kelly Reilly) who has just tried to kill herself. The townie irregulars include a hapless cuckold played by the great Chris O’Dowd and a violently atheistic doctor (Aidan Gillen) whose soliloquy on God’s cruelty makes Beckett seem tame. We also meet a beauti-

SHADOW OF DEATH: Brendan Gleeson plays a priest whose life is threatened in Calvary.

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ful woman whose faith is unshaken even after losing her beloved husband in a senseless car wreck. Strangely, McDonagh’s pet themes (including ironic thoughts about pets) meld with those of his playwright brother, Martin, who directed In Bruges, as if theatrical ideas got carried in their DNA. Together they’re the most entertaining moralists in film today. They both point out how shifting are the dark lines of self-scrutiny — confession is supposed to be good for the soul, but in Calvary it sets the stage for a lot of troubling questions about any ■ redemption that’s based in self-sacrifice.







The Giver. Brenton Thwaites, Jeff Bridges, and Meryl Streep star in a film written by Michael Mitnick and Robert B. Weide, based on the novel by Lois Lowry, and directed by Phillip Noyce. Reviewed by Kit Steinkellner


t’s no coincidence that Lois Lowry’s Newbery Medal– winning dystopian children’s novel The Giver has only now been adapted for the big screen, more than 20 years after its initial publication in 1993, in the wake of monster success dystopian YA novels The Hunger Games and Divergent and their triumphant book-to-film adaptations. But The Giver also makes sense now in a way it wouldn’t have in the mid-’90s, when coming-of-age films looked like Jumanji and Clueless. The trouble with adapting The Giver in the wake of blockbusters like The Hunger Games is that The Giver was not written to be a blockbuster. It’s a quiet and internal story of a boy growing up in a false utopia that celebrates sameness, a boy who is given the opportunity to gaze into the past and see all the wonders his world has lost (snow, music, and love, to name a few) in their quest to create a world without pain and suffering. This adaptation attempts to honor its source material while creating a film that a new generation can get behind. As a result, the lead character, Jonas (Brenton Thwaites), is aged up (11 becomes 16), and Fiona (Odeya Rush), a mere crush in the novel, becomes a full-blown romantic interest in the film. Jonas’s painful and obvious tell-don’t-show voiceover is peppered throughout the film, and the third act, now all action sequences, bears

FAILURE TO DELIVER: Despite a strong performance from Jeff Bridges (left, opposite Brenton Thwaites), The Giver doesn’t live up to its source material.

almost no resemblance to the book’s ending, where our protagonist makes a quiet exodus from his community. The Giver is a film that struggles in its reinvention, but that isn’t to say it’s without its merits. There are excellent performances (of note, Jeff Bridges in the title role, who also serves as producer on this film and has worked doggedly for almost two decades to get it made). Director Phillip Noyce builds out his world beautifully, and his use of color (a critical component of the book’s narrative) is masterful. But in its struggle to keep up with the times, the adaptation simply does not live up to its source material — even if it makes for an enjoyable and worthwhile hour ■ and a half at the theater.


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GIRLFRIEND IN A COMA: A comatose teen (Chloë Grace Moretz) must choose between joining her family in the afterlife and returning to her boyfriend in If I Stay.


(100 mins.; R: sexual references, language, brief strong violence, some drug use) Reviewed on page 55. Plaza de Oro

The Giver (94 mins.; PG-13: mature thematic images, some sci-fi action violence) Reviewed on page 55. Fairview/Metro 4


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Edited by Aly Comingore

The following films are playing in Santa Barbara FRIDAY, AUGUST , THROUGH TUESDAY, AUGUST . 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.

PREMIERES If I Stay (106 mins.; PG-13: thematic elements, some sexual material)

A young woman falls into a coma following a horrific car accident. Still unconscious, she has an out-of-body experience during which she must decide to move on or face a wholly new life.

Camino Real/Paseo Nuevo

Magic in the Moonlight (97 mins.;

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (102 mins.;

PG-13: a brief suggestive comment, smoking throughout)

R: strong brutal bloody violence, grisly images, some strong sexual content, nudity)

Any honest consideration of Woody Allen’s career would conclude that he makes about one good film for every five ideas he tries. (By my count, there have been 15 good to great out of the nearly 50 he’s finished.) Most of the first half of this film is about as bad as Woody Allen ever gets when he strikes out. Not only is it humor-free, but the performances feel like performances. Of all the fine actors employed, only Emma Stone seems engaged by the script — the rest are either flailing or camping it up. And that goes triple for Colin Firth, who seems surprisingly uncomfortable with his lines. But in the second half, something a bit magical happens. The plot, which concerns a young American medium (Stone) among a host of wealthy English folks in France, finally does takes a nice twist, and the whole proceeding seems suddenly to have been written by someone who knows how to pen a script. Eventually, Allen makes this programmatic material wobbly but mobile. It’s the old debate on logic versus superstition, framed as a period-piece comedy where people of various social levels confront one another in a wilderness of ideas. The rules of the universe suddenly come unstuck and go dewy-eyed. Suffice it to say, Magic in the Moonlight gets good when it gets real. When everything is straightened out in the end, the whole thing feels ingenious for a few ticks. Then it goes bad again at the finale. Framed in a kiss that feels wrong, off by one whole generation, Allen’s frothy take ends by going sour. But the real problem with this romp is the inexcusable one. It really isn’t funny. (DJP) Riviera

Frank Miller’s graphic novel returns to the big screen in this sequel to 2005’s Sin City. The film follows four short stories about a troubled couple, a man who wakes up following a trauma, a cocky gambler, and an exotic dancer, respectively. Camino Real/Fiesta 5 When the Game Stands Tall (115 mins.; PG: thematic material, a scene of violence, brief smoking)

Jim Caviezel stars in this true-life tale about legendary high school football coach Bob Ladouceur, who took the De La Salle High Spartans to a record-breaking winning streak in the early 1980s.

Fairview/Metro 4

SCREENINGS Alive Inside (78 mins.; NR) The founder of nonprofit organization Music & Memory fights against the health-care system to show how music can combat memory loss and help heal those already suffering from it. Screens as part of the SBIFF’s Showcase Series. (DJP) Wed., Aug. 27, 5 and 7:30pm,

Plaza de Oro

✯ Godzilla

(123 mins.; PG-13: intense sequences of destruction, mayhem, creature violence)

The famous monster is pitted against malevolent creatures who threaten to wipe out humanity. Bryan Cranston and Elizabeth Olsen star. Gareth Edwards’s reimagining of Ishirô Honda’s masterful, sad Gojira (1954) manages the impossible. It’s both impressive and cheesy without resorting to soupy camp. (DJP)

Sat., Aug. 23, 8:15pm, Anisq’Oyo’ Park, Embarcadero del Norte

Make a Difference in Your Community! TUNING IN: Alive Inside documents nonprofit Music & Memory and its musical crusade against Alzheimer’s. Modern Times (87 mins.; G) The Tramp (Charlie Chaplin) struggles to live in industrial society with the help of a young homeless woman. Screens as part of the Comedy Classics of the Silent Era film series. Fri., Aug. 22, 8:30pm,

S.B. County Courthouse Sunken Gardens, 1100 Anacapa St.

NOW SHOWING ✯ Boyhood (165 mins.; R: language including sexual references, teen drug and alcohol use)

ful, making for a film that isn’t as good as it should have been. (KS)

Fairview/Paseo Nuevo

Into the Storm (89 mins.; PG-13: sequences of destruction and peril, language including some sexual references)

A group of high school storm chasers chronicles the chaos and aftermath of a devastating tornado. Maybe it isn’t as good as Twister, but Into the Storm has enough thrills to make you forget its many contrivances. (DJP) Metro 4

Richard Linklater writes and directs this story about a young boy named Mason as he grows from age 5 to 18. Here’s a sound not made in America enough: existence discussed with a reasoning skeptical voice. Linklater’s latest is moving but not melodramatic. (DJP) Paseo Nuevo

Let’s Be Cops (104 mins.; R: language

✯ Chef

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

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

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 comedy that will leave you hungry at the end. (DJP) Plaza de Oro

Scarlett Johansson stars as a woman who turns on her captors to become a highly evolved killing machine. Luc Besson’s first head film does more than Timothy Leary ever could to make massive drug ingestion seem like a good life plan — and the visuals could hardly have been more spectacular. (DJP) Fiesta 5

The Expendables 3 (126 mins.; PG-13:


violence including intense sustained gun battles and fight scenes, language)

Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone) adds new members to the Expendables team and attempts to take down Conrad Stonebanks (Mel Gibson), the group’s founder and an evil arms trader. Camino Real/Fiesta 5

✯ Guardians of the Galaxy

(121 mins.; PG-13: intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, some language)

Somewhere in deep space, an American pilot finds himself the object of a manhunt after he steals an orb coveted by a villainous extraterrestrial. Mostly, it’s a parade of outer-space spectacles, but the story also includes nonstop action and jokes that transplant American pop culture into deep space. (DJP)

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a&e | ROB BREZSNY’S FREE WILL ASTROLOGY WEEK OF AUGUST  ARIES (Mar. 21 - Apr. 19): An American named Kevin Shelley accomplished a feat worthy of inclusion in the Guinness Book of World Records. While wearing a blue satin martial arts outfit, he smashed 46 wooden toilet seats over his head in just one minute. Some observers may be inclined to dismiss his efforts as frivolous and ridiculous. But I admire how he playfully mocked his own competitiveness while fully expressing his competitiveness. He satirized his ego’s drive to be first and best even as he achieved the goal of being first and best. I recommend you try something similar. You’re entering a phase when you’ll be wise to add a bit of humility to your bold selfpresentation.

TAURUS (Apr. 20 - May 20): You are about to make the transition from plodding to skipping, from moping to exulting. You will no longer be bogged down by cloudy doubt but will instead be buoyed by giddy hope. To what do we owe this imminent turnaround in your fortunes? One reason is that it’s Justifiable Narcissism Week — for Tauruses only. During this jubilee, the Free Will Astrology Council on Extreme Self-Esteem authorizes you to engage in unabashed self-worship — and to corral a host of other people who want to join in celebrating you, praising you, and helping you.

GEMINI (May 21 - June 20): An eagle does not catch flies. A lion won’t hunt for mice. A gourmet chef shuns recipes that call for canned soup and potato chips. And I trust that you won’t indulge a hankering for non-nutritious sweets and treats that would spoil your appetite for more robust sustenance. You understand I’m not just talking about your literal eating habits, right? Interpret this oracle metaphorically, please.

CANCER (June 21 - July 22): Now is an excellent time to phase out fantasies that bog you down or drag you backward. Are you up for that challenge? Can you summon the courage

to leave the mediocre past behind? If so, here are your assignments: Wean yourself of longings to reconstruct bygone pleasures. Forget about trying to be like the person you used to be and to have the keys you used to have. Stop feeding the feelings that keep you affixed to obsolete goals. Break any taboo that makes you scared to change what needs to be changed.

affords you may not completely dissolve your doubt and worry, but it will quiet them down so much that they will lose their ability to paralyze you. These truths are always good to keep in mind, of course, but they are especially useful to you right now. No obstacle will faze you, no shadow will intimidate you, as long as you feed your holy longing and unshakable compassion.



(July 23 - Aug. 22): The artist Amedeo Modigliani lived in Paris from 1906 until his death in 1920. For most of that time, he was destitute. Proprietors of local stores and restaurants sometimes accepted his artwork as payment in lieu of actual money. They didn’t necessarily appreciate it, though. One food seller used Modigliani’s drawings as wraps for the fried potatoes he sold. Another stashed the artist’s paintings in his cellar, where they turned into feasts for rodents. Too bad for these shortsighted people and their heirs: The worth of Modigliani’s works eventually increased, and some sold for millions of dollars. In the weeks ahead, Leo, don’t be like those food sellers. Know the value of what you have, even if it’s still latent.

(Oct. 23 - Nov. 21): On August 2, 1830, Louis Antoine, Duke of Angoulême, was king of France for 20 minutes. (It’s a long story.) I offer this to you as a cautionary tale. A few weeks from now, I don’t want to have to be comparing you to him. If you hope to hold your new position or continue to wield your added clout for longer than just a little while, you should take all necessary steps. How? Nurture the web of support that will sustain you, for example. Don’t burn a single bridge. Cultivate real empathy, not just the showy kind. Avoid manipulative behavior, even if you think you can get away with it. Be a skillful gatherer of information.


(Nov. 22 - Dec. 21): Golda Meir was prime minister of Israel from 1969-1974. Her admirers described her as “strong-willed, straight-talking, grey-bunned grandmother of the Jewish people.” She had a good sense of humor, too. “Let me tell you the one thing I have against Moses,” she said. “He took us 40 years into the desert in order to bring us to the one place in the Middle East that has no oil.” I bring this up as a teaching story for you, Sagittarius. If you plan to make any big moves, transitions, or journeys in the coming months, I suggest you choose destinations that will allow you to gain access to wealth-building resources.

(Aug. 23 - Sept. 22): I’ve got three new vocabulary words for you. I need them to provide you with the proper oracle. First is the German term Schwellenangst. It refers to timidity or nervousness about crossing a threshold and heading into unknown territory. The second word is a new English term, “strikhedonia.” It means the joy that rises up when you feel the courage to say “to hell with it.” The third word is from Portuguese: desenrascanço. It means the spontaneous improvisation of haphazard but ultimately effective plans. Now let’s put them all together: To conquer your Schwellenangst, you must summon a bolt of strikhedonia and have faith in your ability to carry out desenrascanço. (Thanks to for the new words.)

LIBRA (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22): Desire can conquer fear. Love trumps cowardice. The power that your tenderness


CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19): Do you know what phase of your cycle it is? Here are a few hints. It doesn’t come around often. It’s not characterized by predictable events or boring certainties. And it may allow you, even encourage you, to take a break from being your usual self. Give up?

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Okay. I’ll tell you. You have entered the Nicolas Cage Phase of your cycle. Cage is a Capricorn but not a typical one. He’s eccentric and manic and certifiably batty. He refers to his acting technique as “Nouveau Shamanic,” once lived in a fake castle, and owns a Lamborghini that belonged to the legendary tyrant, the Shah of Iran. For our current purposes, he has also testified, “I am not a demon. I am a lizard, a shark, a heat-seeking panther. I want to be Bob Denver on acid playing the accordion.”

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18): Here’s one of my goals in life, Aquarius: to show you a type of astrology that does not infringe on your free will but rather clarifies your options. In this horoscope, for instance, I will outline your alternatives so that you will be fully informed as you determine what course of action will be most closely aligned with your high ideals. Ponder the following question, and then briskly exert your freedom of choice: Would you prefer to have love make your head spin, knock you off your feet, tickle your X-factor, kick you gently but firmly in the ass, or all of the above?

PISCES (Feb. 19 - Mar. 20): “God changes caterpillars into butterflies, sand into pearls, and coal into diamonds by using time and pressure,” says pastor Rick Warren.“He is working on you, too.” Let’s make that idea your meditation, Pisces. If the word “God” doesn’t suit you, substitute “life,” “nature,” or “Wakan Tanka,” the Lakotan term for “The Great Mystery.” The essential point is that you are being worked on and shaped by forces beyond your conscious awareness. Some of them are vast and impersonal, like your culture, the media, and the entertainment industry. Others are intimate and close at hand, like your genes, your childhood imprints, and the characters you encounter daily. Now is an excellent time to contemplate all the influences that make you who you are.

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Cajun/Creole THE PALACE Grill, 8 E. Cota St., 963‑5000. $$$. Open 7 days, Lunch 11:30a‑3p, Dinner 5:30p, V MC AE. Contemporary American grill w/ a lively, high‑energy atmosphere & fun, spontaneous events. Featuring fine grilled steaks, fresh seafood, delicious pastas, select American Regional specialties, like Blackened Crawfish‑stuffed Filet Mignon, Louisiana Bread Pudding Souffle. Cajun Martinis, unique beers & well selected wine list. Lunch starts early enough for a late breakfast & ends late enough for an early supper. Voted “Best Team Service” since 1988. Rave reviews in Gourmet Magazine, Gault‑Millau Travel Guide, Zagat & Sunset Magazine.


PACIFIC CREPES 705 Anacapa St. OPAL RESTAURANT & Bar 882‑1123.OPEN Tues‑Fri 10a‑3p & 1325 State St. 966‑9676 $$.Open 5:30p‑9p, Sat 9a‑9p, Sun 9a‑3p From M‑S 11:30a & 7 nights 5p. V the flags of Bretagne & France to the MC AE Local’s Favorite, Eclectic California Cuisine fuses creative “Au revoir, a bientot”; experience an authentic French creperie. Delicious influences from around the world crepes, salads & soups for break‑ with American Regional touches: fast, lunch & dinner. Tasty Crepe Chile‑Crusted Filet Mignon to Pan‑Seared Fresh Fish & Seafood, Suzette or crepe flambee desserts. Specials incl. starter, entree & des‑ Homemade Pastas, Gourmet Pizzas, Fresh baked Breads, sert. Homemade with the best fresh products. Relax, enjoy the ambi‑ Deliciously Imaginative Salads & Homemade Desserts. OPAL radi‑ ence, the food & parler francais! Bon Appetit! ates a friendly, warm atmosphere graced by our fun efficient Service, Full bar, Martinis, Wine Spectator PETIT VALENTIEN, 1114 STATE award‑winning wine list, private ST. #14, 805‑966‑0222. Open M‑F room. Lunches are affordable and 11:30‑3pm (lunch). M‑Sat 5pm‑Close equally delicious. (dinner). Sun $24 four course prefix dinner. In La Arcada Plaza, Chef Robert Dixon presents classic French comfort food at affordable cost in this cozy gem of a restaurant. Petit Valentien offers a wide array YEN CHING 2840 De La Vina St. 682‑7191 7 days/wk M‑Sun 11a‑9p, of meat and seafood entrees along with extensive small plates and a ALL YOU CAN EAT Buffet: Lunch M‑F 11‑2 Sat & Sun Lunch 11‑2:30, wine list specializing in amazing quality at arguably the best price Dinner Buffet 5:10‑8:30 incl all you can eat steak, shrimp & crab legs‑ in town. A warm romantic atmo‑ sphere makes the perfect date spot. Discounts for kids. Owner /Chef Comfortable locale for dinner parties, Joe Tzeng‑ Master Chef 25+yrs or even just a relaxing glass of wine. serving traditional Mandarin & Reservations are recommended. Szechuan delicacies. All day take out‑ FREE delivery after 5pm

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Ethiopian AUTHENTIC ETHIOPIAN CUISINE Featured at Petit Valentien Restaurant 1114 State St. #14, 805‑966‑0222. Open Sat‑Sun Lunch ONLY 11am‑2: 30pm. Serkaddis Alemu offers in ever changing menu with choices of vegitarian, vegan, and meat options. Catering Avaliable for parties of up to 40 people.

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ilvergreens Restaurants, which are located at 791 Chapala Street in Santa Barbara and 900 Embarcadero del Mar in Isla Vista, will spin off a new eatery this fall called Kyle’s Kitchen at 5723 GOLEATERY: Silvergreens is launching a new concept on Calle Real Calle Real in Goleta, the former this fall. home of Quiznos. “Yes, we have 50 percent off. The dining destination will also have a new location going in on Calle Real,” confirmed complimentary sweet treats for all customers and Silvergreens’s Ron Gleiberman. “It’s called Kyle’s live mariachi music from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Los Arroyos Kitchen, with the owner’s son being the inspiration Mexican Restaurant and Take Out first opened in 1999 behind the concept. It will be focused on great burgers in Downtown Santa Barbara. Five years later, they and salads in a fast, casual setting. We will be using the opened the second location in Montecito, followed by patio on either side of the pergola for outside seating. a third eatery in Camarillo at the The Promenade at The goal is to get it open in October.” Thank you to The Camarillo Premium Outlets. readers Barbara and Iceman for the tips.

a Mediterranean café is coming to 938 Embarcadero del Norte in Isla Vista, the former home of Javan’s.

ELEPHANT BAR UPDATE: Word on the street is that two regional restaurant chains are independently considering setting up shop in the 8,700-square-foot property at 521 Firestone Road in Goleta, the former home of Elephant Bar, which closed last September. NAPOLEON’S MACARONS CLOSES: Reader

Cathy tells me that Napoleon’s Macarons at 305 Paseo Nuevo, formerly Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, has closed. The business opened in February of this year. Here is a message from their website: “Unfortunately, today is our last day in Santa Barbara. We wanted to thank everybody in town for making us part of their community. We will be back very soon. We promise! In the meantime, you may still order our macarons to be shipped overnight on And if you ever get a chance, you can still visit our other stores in California.”


restaurant at 6530 Pardall Road in Isla Vista is closed for the summer and will reopen in the fall.


that construction has started at 403 State Street, the former longtime home of Esau’s Café, before they moved to 721 Chapala Street. The space has been vacant since Esau’s departed. I don’t know what type of business is coming to that address.

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newest Santa Barbara food truck is actually a food bike. Filled with 15 dozen fresh tamales in the bike’s steamer, weekend visitors to the Funk Zone will MEALS ON WHEELS: A food bike serving fresh tamales is coming to be able to buy the Funk Zone. fresh tamales starting August 23. Santa Barbara Tamales-To-Go owner Richard Lambert says the tamale bike will be located at the Santa Barbara Art Foundry, 120 Santa Barbara Street. “They invited us to park at the entrance from noon4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, August 23-24,” said Lambert. “If the idea proves popular, tamale weekends at the Art Foundry will become an ongoing series.” Lambert’s company makes and delivers tamales yearround to homes and businesses in the Santa Barbara area. If you want to try one of the company’s tamales, they’ll also be serving at the 5th Annual Tequila Harvest Festival in Santa Barbara on August 30.

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Legals Administer of Estate NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: RICHARD E. CARSON NO: 1468287 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of RICHARD CARSON, RICHARD EARL CARSON, and RICHARD E. CARSON A PETITION FOR PROBATE: has been filed by: SHARON VIZINO in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that SHARON VIZINO be appointed as personal representatives to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estateunder the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal represenative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposedaction.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: on 09/11/2014 AT 9:00 a.m. Dept: Five SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, located at 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Anacapa Division. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58 (b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE‑154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Ian M. Fisher, Price Postel & Parma LLP 200 E. Carrillo St., Ste. 400 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; (805) 962‑0011 Published Aug 14, 21, 28 2014.

FBN Abandonment STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following Fictitious Business Name is being abandoned: Live Hives at 6273 Marlborough Drive Goleta, CA 93117. The original statement for use of this Fictitious Business Name was filed Feb. 11, 2013. in the County of Santa Barbara. Original file no. 2013‑0000456. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on July 30, 2014 I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office, Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Gabriel Cabello. Published. Aug. 7, 14, 21, 28 2014.

STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following Fictitious Business Name is being abandoned: Dental Care of Santa Barbara, Dental Care of Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Dental Center, Weber & Malek Dental Group, Santa Barbara Dental Care, Santa Barbara Dental Group, Dental Group of Santa Barbara at 2411 Bath Street Santa Barbara, CA 93105 The original statement for use of this Fictitious Business Name was filed Jan 7, 2014. in the County of Santa Barbara. Original file no. 2014‑0000047. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 4, 2014 I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office, Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Gabriel Cabello. Published. Aug 14, 21, 28. Sep 4 2014. STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following Fictitious Business Name is being abandoned: Nu Image Ad Neumann Group, Inc 6175 Manzanillo Drive Goleta, CA 93117 The original statement for use of this Fictitious Business Name was filed Aug. 15, 2011. in the County of Santa Barbara. Original file no. 2011‑0002442. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 5, 2014 I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office, Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Adela Bustos. Published. Aug 14, 21, 28. Sep 4 2014. STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following Fictitious Business Name is being abandoned: Ambassador House SB at 1601 Anacapa Street Santa Barbara, CA 93111 The original statement for use of this Fictitious Business Name was filed Apr 7, 2014. in the County of Santa Barbara. Original file no. 2014‑0001021. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 8, 2014 I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office, Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Melissa Mercer. Published. Aug 14, 21, 28. Sep 4 2014.

FBN Withdrawal STATEMENT OF WITHDRAWAL OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following persons (s) has (have) withdrawn as partner (s) from the partnership operating under: Ruby Sky, Ruby Sky Productions 330 E. Carrillo Street Suite F Santa Barbara, CA 93101. The original statement for use of this Fictitious Business Name was filed 8/15/2013 in the County of Santa Barbara. Original file no. 2013‑0002581. The person or entities withdrawing use of this name are as follows: Janette K. James 118 W. Victoria Street #3 Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 12, 2014. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office, Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk SEAL by Adela Bustos. Published. Aug 21, 28. Sep 4, 11 2014.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Services For Attorneys at 115 Oliver Rd. Santa Barbara, CA 93109; B.J. Seebol 1050 17th St. N.W. #1000 Washington, DC 20036; Daryl W. Skare 115 Oliver Rd. Santa Barbara, CA 93109 This business is conducted by a Limited Partnership Company Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jul 14, 2014. This statement expires Adult Services / five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Services Needed Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk Curious About Men? Talk Discreetly (SEAL) by Jan Morlaes. FBN Number: with men like you! 2014‑0002042. Published: Aug 14, Try FREE! Call 1‑888‑779‑2789 www.­ 21, 28. Sep 4 2014. (AAN CAN)




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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: E10 Builders at 831 W. Anapamu Street #1 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Todd E Eaton (same address) This business is conducted by a individual Signed: Todd E. Eaton This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jul 31, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2014‑0002247. Published: Aug. 7, 14, 21, 28 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Arroyo Del Paredon Farming at 1880 Cravens Lane Carpinteria, CA 93013; Hilary Lapidus (same address) Peter Lapidus (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 08, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2014‑0001987. Published: July 31. Aug 7, 14, 21 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Sea Garden at 1008 W Valerio Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Laurie Herziger (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Laurie Herziger This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jul 2, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2014‑0001942. Published: July 31. Aug 7, 14, 21 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: RSVP Weddings & Events at 168 Salisbury Avenue Goleta, CA 93117; Tanya M Paye (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Tanya M. Paye This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jul 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 Gabriel Cabello. FBN Number: 2014‑0002181. Published: July 31. Aug 7, 14, 21 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: LMS Creative & Communications at 3005 Paseo Tranquillo Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Lauren Masi Salaun (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Lauren Salaun This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jul 22, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Miriam Leon. FBN Number: 2014‑0002134. Published: July 31. Aug 7, 14, 21 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Candle Factory at 446 Alisal Rd, Suite #9 Solvang, CA 93463; Gregg Jensen 3011 Country Road Santa Ynez, 93460; Kristy Jensen (same address) This business is conducted by a Married Couple Signed: Gregg Jensen This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jul 15 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2014‑0002055. Published: July 31. Aug 7, 14, 21 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Close Out Deals at 446 Alisal Rd, Suite #9 Solvang, CA 93463; Joel Suarez 543 Amber Way Suite #561 Solvang, CA 93463 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Joel Suarez This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jul 28 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Noe Solis. FBN Number: 2014‑0002192. Published: July 31. Aug 7, 14, 21 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Dreaming Phoenix at 1203 Laguna Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Darren Campbell (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Darren Campbell This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jul 14, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Gabriel Cabello. FBN Number: 2014‑0002053. Published: July 31. Aug 7, 14, 21 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: The Final Blend, The Final Blend Wine Company at 3160 Glengary Road Santa Ynez, CA 93460; Dana Barrett (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Dana Barrett This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jul 23, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Gabriel Cabello. FBN Number: 2014‑0002159. Published: July 31. Aug 7, 14, 21 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Bacon Audio at 933 Castillo St Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Andrew Velikanje 1569 Silver Shadow Thousand Oaks, CA 91320 This business is conducted by a individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jul 17, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Noe Solis. FBN Number: 2014‑0002074. Published: Aug. 7, 14, 21, 28 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Chicks And Chains at 66 Oceanview Ave #14 Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Lynneal (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Lynneal William This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jul 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 Miriam Leon. FBN Number: 2014‑0002089. Published: July 31. Aug 7, 14, 21 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Spa Escape at 3022A De La Vina St Santa Barbara, CA 93105 (same address) Yolanda Rosenthal 534 Tepic Place Santa Barbara, CA 93111 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jul 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 Tara Tayasinghe. FBN Number: 2014‑0002175. Published: July 31. Aug 7, 14, 21 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MBVV Communications at 420 E. Sola Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Michelle Boender‑Van Vliet (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Michelle Boender‑Van Vliet This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on July 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 Miriam Leon. FBN Number: 2014‑0002160. Published: August 7, 14, 21, 28 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Emmarose Floral at 1295 Kenwood Road Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Emma J Lauter (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Emma J Lauter This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jul 14, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2014‑0002037. Published: July 31. Aug 7, 14, 21 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Live Hives at 6273 Marlborough Drive Goleta, CA 93117; Andrew West (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Andrew West This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jul 30, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Miriam Leon. FBN Number: 2014‑0002229. Published: Aug 7, 14, 21, 28 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Siteincept Solutions at 1524 Acorn Way Apt D Solvang, CA 93463; Robert Alexander Craig (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Robert A Craig This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jul 10, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2014‑0002013. Published: July 31. Aug 7, 14, 21 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Santa Barbara Lending Group, SB Motgage Group at 4141 State Street Suite D‑3 Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Reliance Mortgage Solutions Inc 6688 Evening Song CT Goleta, CA 93117 This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Simar Jot Gulati This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jul 15, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2014‑0002061. Published: Aug 7, 14, 21, 28 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Happy Royale, Happy Royale California at 2515 Anacapa Street Santa Barbara, CA 93105; David Malina (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: David Malina This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jul 21, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Miriam Leon. FBN Number: 2014‑0002119. Published: July 31. Aug 7, 14, 21 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Escapade at 264 Santa Monica Way Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Jennifer Michelle Holland (same address) Paula Christine Logsdon (same address) This business is conducted by a Unincorporated Association Signed: Jennifer Holland This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jul 14, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2014‑0002038. Published: July 31. Aug 7, 14, 21 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Urban Eco Landscapes, Urban Eco Organics at 438 Toro Canyon Road Santa Barbara, CA 93108; Jonathan Reichlen (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Jonathan Reichlen This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jul 21, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Gabriel Cabello. FBN Number: 2014‑0002120. Published: July 31. Aug 7, 14, 21 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Body Intelligence, Embody, Santa Barbara Dance Tribe at 1530 Mission Canyon Road Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Inspiratia International (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Lamara Heartwell, Sec This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jul 08, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Noe Solis. FBN Number: 2014‑0001993. Published: July 31. Aug 7, 14, 21 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Seroiba Maintance at 642 Andy Lane Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Sergio Rodriguez (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Sergio Rodriquez This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jul 23, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Miriam Leon. FBN Number: 2014‑0002158. Published: July 31. Aug 7, 14, 21 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Casa Azteca Insurance & Multi‑Service Agency at 2832 State St #3 Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Diana J. Cibrian (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Diana J. Cibrian This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jul 23, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2014‑0002148. Published: July 31. Aug 7, 14, 21 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Italian Deli, Nona’s Italian Deli, Nona’s SB Italian Deli at 415 E. De La Guerra St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Edith A. Ziliotto­ (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Edith Ziliotto This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jul 3, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Miriam Leon. FBN Number: 2014‑0001962. Published: July 31. Aug 7, 14, 21 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Santa Barbara Orthopaedics And Sprots Medicine at 222 W. Pueblo St Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Richard D Scheinberg 751 San Ysidro Road Santa Barbara, CA 93108 This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Richard D. Scheinberg M. D. President This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jul 29, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Miriam Leon. FBN Number: 2014‑0002210. Published: Aug 7, 14, 21, 28 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Facilitate. com at 426 N Hope Avenue Santa Barbara, CA 93110; McCall, Szerdy & Associates, Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Danotha Charwat‑McCall Vice President This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jul 30, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2014‑0002232. Published: Aug 7, 14, 21, 28 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Roto Limbo at 4679 La Espada Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Roto Limbo, LLC (same address) This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Tommy Lutz, Manager This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 5, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Adela Bustos. FBN Number: 2014‑0002281. Published: Aug 7, 14, 21, 28 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Bellum, Bellumx, Bellumx Records at 116 West Islay Street #9 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Evan Allen Pitts (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Evan A. Pitts This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jul 21, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2014‑0002107. Published: Aug 7, 14, 21, 28 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Clover Telecom at 150 Castilian Drive Goleta, CA 93117; Clover Telecom Asset Management, LLC 4200 Columbus St Ottawa, Il 61350 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 4, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morlaes. FBN Number: 2014‑0002266. Published: Aug 14, 21, 28. Sep 4 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Terry’s Tree Service at 513 Primrose Ln Santa Maria, CA 93455; Bowman’s Tree Surgery, Inc (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Company Signed: Robert Bowman Jr, President This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on July 23, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Eva Chavez. FBN Number: 2014‑0002151. Published: Aug 14, 21, 28. Sep 4 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Dental Care of Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Dental Center, Weber & Malek Dental Group, Dental Group of Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Dental Group, Santa Barbara Dental Care, 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 Company Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 4, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Gabriel Cabello. FBN Number: 2014‑0002274. Published: Aug 14, 21, 28. Sep 4 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Environment Control Building Maintenance Co. of Santa Barbara at 5061 San Julio Ave Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Gold Level Corporation (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Company Signed: Gregg Petty, President This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 6, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2014‑0002302. Published: Aug 14, 21, 28. Sep 4 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: TMI Research Services at 340 S. Kellogg St. #J Goleta, CA 93117; Derek Taylor 543 Carlo Drive Goleta, CA 93117; John Taylor (same address) This business is conducted by a General Partnership Company Signed: Derek Taylor This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 5, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Noe Solis. FBN Number: 2014‑0002287. Published: Aug 14, 21, 28. Sep 4 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Property Payment‑Rent at 430 S. Fairview Avenue Santa Barbara, CA 93117; Yardi Systems, Inc (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Company Signed: Gordon Morrell, Secretary This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on July 23, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2014‑0002154. Published: Aug 14, 21, 28. Sep 4 2014.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CAB at 583 Refugio Road Santa Ynez, CA 93460; Roger G Billings 1428 Laguna Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by a Individual Company Signed: Roger G Billings This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 6, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Gabriel Cabello. FBN Number: 2014‑0002305. Published: Aug 14, 21, 28. Sep 4 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Property Investment Consultants Santa Barbara at 219 West Isaly Street #1 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Santa Barbara Home Services (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 6, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Gabriel Cabello. FBN Number: 2014‑0002306. Published: Aug 14, 21, 28. Sep 4 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Art Explorers, Inspiration Classes at 5370 Hollister Ave Ste 2 Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Onolee Zwicke 7133 Monique CT Goleta, CA 93117 This business is conducted by a Individual Company Signed: Onolee Zwicke This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 5, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Noe Solis. FBN Number: 2014‑0002284. Published: Aug 14, 21, 28. Sep 4 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Bodyworks of Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Bodyworks at 113 West Mission Street, Ste C‑F Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Santa Barbara Bodyworks, Inc (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Company Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 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: 2014‑0002340. Published: Aug 21, 28. Sep 4, 11 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Nu Image Ad Group at 5662 Calle Real #233 Goleta, CA 93117; Andre Neumann 6175 Manzanillo Drive Goleta, CA 93117 This business is conducted by a Individual Company Signed: Andre Neumann This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 5, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Adela Bustos. FBN Number: 2014‑0002282. Published: Aug 14, 21, 28. Sep 4 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Cominichi’s at 19 East Haley Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Gina Comin 1434 Garden Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by a Individual Company Signed: Gina Comin This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 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 Adela Bustos. FBN Number: 2014‑0002404. Published: Aug 21, 28. Sep 4, 11 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Ichiban Japanese Restaurant at 1812 Cliff Dr. #A Santa Barbara, CA 93109; WRML Japanese Restaurant, Inc (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Company Signed: Ruiming Wu This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 5, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Miriam Leon. FBN Number: 2014‑0002293. Published: Aug 14, 21, 28. Sep 4 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Martin Ink at 7360 Padova Drive Goleta, CA 93117; Kyle Martin (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Company Signed: Kyle Martin This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 6, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Christine Potter. FBN Number: 2014‑0002299. Published: Aug 21, 28. Sep 4, 11 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Thoughtful Organizing at 1007 Chino Street #A Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Amy Fritz (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Company Signed: Amy Fritz This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 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 Gabriel Cabello. FBN Number: 2014‑0002336. Published: Aug 14, 21, 28. Sep 4 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Lily’s Nails of Santa Barbara at 1230 State Street #B Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Geoffrey Quaglino 1727 State Street #1 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Tuyet Nga Tran (same address) This business is conducted by a Married Couple Company Signed: Geoffrey Quaglino This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 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: 2014‑0002332. Published: Aug 14, 21, 28. Sep 4 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Moscow Mug at 1221 Bath Street, Suite E Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Jeffrey David Hunter­(same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Jeff HunterThis statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jul 17, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2014‑0002079. Published: Aug 14, 21, 28. Sep 4 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Arte Al Sole, Elaia Travel, at 808 Cheltenham Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Via Papera LLC (same address) This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Shannon DiPadova This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 06, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Tara Jayasinghe. FBN Number: 2014‑0001333. Published: May 15, 22, 29. June 5 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Nicole Helton Movement Arts at 215 Castillo Street #5 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Nicole Helton (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Company Signed: Nicole Helton This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 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 Christine Potter. FBN Number: 2014‑0002320. Published: Aug 21, 28. Sep 4, 11 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Cupcake Lab at 6661 Berkshire Terrace #22 Goleta, CA 93117; Drakirah L Glenn (same address) This business is conducted by a General Partnership Company Signed: Robert Deichert III This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 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: 2014‑0002345. Published: Aug 21, 28. Sep 4, 11 2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SB Mower Service & Repair at 130 North Calle Cesar Chavez, Suite 8A Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Alfredo Gutierrez Cuevas 2254 Crestmont Drive Ventura, CA 93003 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 6, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Adela Bustos. FBN Number: 2014‑0002301. Published: Aug 21, 28. Sep 4, 11 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Tomentella Tree Service at 840 W Rimes Court Santa Maria, CA 93458; George Jimenez (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: George Jimenez This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 12, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2014‑0002349. Published: Aug 21, 28. Sep 4, 11 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: V.G. Classics at 225 Gray Avenue Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Imported Auto Services, Inc (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: V.­G . Semerdjian This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jul 30, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2014‑0002228. Published: Aug 21, 28. Sep 4, 11 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: The Langhorne Group at 1290 Coast Village Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93108; Sofiann Enrico Langhorne 497 Live Oaks Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93108 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Sofiann Enrico Langhorne This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 12, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2014‑0002360. Published: Aug 21, 28. Sep 4, 11 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: I.B.W. at 2930 Foothill Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Elizabeth Ellen Blackadar 3749 Greggory Way 3 Santa Barbara, CA 93105 This business is conducted by a Individual Company Signed: Elizabeth E Blackadar This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on July 28, 2014. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2014‑0002186. Published: Aug 21, 28. Sep 4, 11 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: La Empresa at 4280 Calle Real #63 Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Ernesto Botello (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Company Signed: Ernesto Botello This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on July 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 Miriam Leon. FBN Number: 2014‑0002179. Published: Aug 21, 28. Sep 4, 11 2014.

Name Change IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF LYNN CAROL COOKE ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 1467835 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: LYNN CAROL COOKE TO: LYNN CAROL DUNCAN 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 Dec 3, 2014 9:­3 0am, 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 17, 2014 by James E. Herman, Judge of the Superior Court. Published July 31. Aug 7, 14, 21 2014.

Notice to Creditors NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF DONALD HENRY FRENCH LIVING TRUST, DECEASED SUPERIOR COURT FOR THE COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA COOK DIVISION CASE NUMBER: 1468269 (No Hearing Required) PROPOSED NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF TRUST The undersigned is the trustee of the DONALD HENRY FRENCH LIVING TRUST datded April 3, 2013. The settlor, Donald Henry French, is deceased. No petition for probate of the deceased settlor’s estate is pending. The undersigned wishes to initiate a trust claims proceeding under Probate Code section 19000 et seq. The proposed Notice to Crediotors, in the form specified in Probated Code sections 19040 and 19052, is attached hereto as Exhibit A. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to the creditors and contingent creditors of the above‑named decendent, that all persons having claims against the decendent are required to file them with the Santa Barbara County Superior Court, at 1100 Anacapa Street, 93101, and mail a copy to Scott Reid, as trustee of the Donald Henry French Living Trust dated April 3, 2013, wherein the decedent was the settlor, at 333 Palm Avenue, Santa Barbara, California, 93101 within the later of four months after (the date of the first publication of notice to creditors) or, if notice is mailed or personally deliverd to you, 60 days after the date this notice is mailed or personally delivered to you. A claim form may be obtained from the court clerk. For your protection, you are encouraged to file your claim by certified mail, with return receipt requested. SCOTT REID, Trustee of the Donald Henry French Living Trust dated April 3, 2013 333 Palm Avenue Santa Barbara, CA 93101 Signed: ERIN R. PARKS SBN133873 625 E. Victoria Street Garden Suite Santa Barbara, CA 93103, (805) 899‑7717 law@ erinparks.­c om Published: August 21, 28. Sep 4 2014.

Trustee Notice NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE File No. 7233.25961 Title Order No. NXCA‑0139619 MIN No. APN 003‑322‑007 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 04/25/02. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in §5102

to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. Trustor(s): IAN B. CRONSHAW AND ANNA M. CRONSHAW HUSBAND AND WIFE AS COMMUNITY PROPERTY Recorded: 04/26/02, as Instrument No. 2002‑0041474,of Official Records of Santa Barbara County, California. Date of Sale: 08/27/14 at 1:­0 0 PM Place of Sale: At the main entrance to the County Courthouse, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA The purported property address is: 607 WALNUT AVE, CARPINTERIA, CA 93013 Assessors Parcel No. 003‑322‑007 The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $173,555.71. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid, plus interest. The purchaser shall have no further

recourse against the beneficiary, the Trustor or the trustee. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale

postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 877‑484‑9942 or 800‑280‑2832 or visit this Internet Web site www.USA‑Foreclosure.­ com or using the file number assigned to this case 7233.25961. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Date: July 25, 2014 NORTHWEST TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC., as Trustee Bonita Salazar, Authorized Signatory 1241 E. Dyer Road, Suite 250, Santa Ana, CA 92705 866‑387‑6987 Sale Info website: www.USA‑ or www. Automated Sales Line: 877‑484‑9942 or 800‑280‑2832 Reinstatement and Pay‑Off Requests: 866‑387‑NWTS THIS OFFICE IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE ORDER # 7233.25961: 08/07/2014,­ 08/14/2014,08/21/2014.

NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY RECIRCULATED DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT AND NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETINGS Revised PRC 421 Recommissioning Project (SCH#2005061013) To: Public Agencies and Interested Parties The California State Lands Commission (CSLC), as Lead Agency under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), has completed a Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the project listed below and is accepting comments on the document. Project Information: Venoco, Inc. (Venoco), an independent oil and gas company and the operator of State Oil and Gas Lease PRC 421 (PRC 421), is seeking to return offshore Oil and Gas Lease No. PRC 421 to oil production from an existing shoreline well (Well 421-2) that has been shut-in since 1994. Project details are provided in the Recirculated Draft EIR where it is posted on CSLC web page at (under the “Information” tab and “CEQA Updates” links). Public Review of the Recirculated Draft EIR: The public review period for this Recirculated Draft EIR is at least 60 days beginning Thursday, July 24, 2014, and ending on Wednesday, September 24, 2014. Due to the time limits mandated by State law, written comments must be received by 5:00 PM PDT on Wednesday, September 24, 2014. Please send your comments at the earliest possible date to the individual listed below: Eric Gillies, Project Manager California State Lands Commission, 100 Howe Avenue, Suite 100-South, Sacramento, CA 95825 E-mail: FAX: (916) 574-1885 • Phone: (916) 574-1890 Document Locations: The Recirculated Draft EIR identified as CSLC EIR #732 and State Clearinghouse Number 2005061013, may be viewed electronically, in PDF format, on the CSLC internet website at (under the “Information” tab and “CEQA Updates” link). Copies of the Recirculated Draft EIR are also available for review at the following locations: Goleta Branch Library, 500 N. Fairview Avenue Goleta, CA 93117-1797 • (805) 964-7878 Santa Barbara Public Library, 40 East Anapamu Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101 • (805) 962-7653 City of Goleta, 130 Cremona, Suite B, Goleta, CA 93117 • (805) 961-7500 County of Santa Barbara, 123 E. Anapamu St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101 • (805) 568-2287 CSLC, 200 Oceangate, 12th Floor Long Beach, CA 90802 • (562) 590-5266 CSLC, 100 Howe Ave., Suite100-South Sacramento, CA 95825 • (916) 574-1897 If you submit written comments, you are encouraged to submit electronic copies by e-mail to and write “Revised PRC 421 Recommissioning Recirculated Draft EIR Comments” in the subject line of your email. Public Meetings: The CSLC staff will also conduct two public meetings, pursuant to State CEQA Guidelines section 15087, subdivision (i), to receive oral or written comments on the Recirculated Draft EIR at the times and place listed below: DATE: Monday, September 15, 2014 TIME: Afternoon session at 3:00 PM; Evening session at 6:00 PM LOCATION: City of Goleta Council Chamber, City Hall • 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B Goleta, CA 93117 Each session of the public meeting noticed above will begin with a brief presentation on the proposed Project and the contents of the EIR, including alternatives, significant environmental impacts, and proposed mitigation measures. The CSLC staff will then receive comments on the proposed Project and adequacy of the Recirculated Draft EIR. Please contact Eric Gillies at (916) 574-1897 or by email at if you have any questions or would like a compact disc (CD) or hard copy of the Recirculated Draft EIR mailed to you. Published on August 21, 2014 August 21, 2014



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Having a positive impact on others, and feeling fulfillment in return, is a cornerstone of the Cottage Health System culture. As a community-based, not-for-profit provider of leading-edge healthcare for the Greater Santa Barbara region, Cottage emphasizes the difference each team member can make. It’s a difference you’ll want to experience throughout your entire career. Join us in one of the openings below.


Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital

• Telemetry Tech – Per Diem


• RN • Therapeutic Recreation Aide


• Clinical Policy Writer


• Emergency

Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital

• Director – Epic Program

• Infection Preventionist Data Support

• Director – IT Project

• Med/Surg – Float Pool

• Environmental Services Rep


• Infant/Toddler Teacher


• Lean/Process Improvement Facilitator


• Patient Transporter – Per Diem


• PBX Operator

• Surgery

• Physician Practice Consultant

• Surgical Clinical Reviewer

• Security Officers

• Triad Coordinator

• Sr. Admin Assistant – HR


• Sr. Admin Assistant – Marketing

• Supervisor, Housekeeping

• Sr. Digital Marketing Analyst

• Supervisor, ED Psych

• Stationary Engineer II

Allied Health

• Supply Tech – Surgery

• Administrative Assistant – Therapy Services • RNs – ICU • RN – Wound Care

Pacific Diagnostic Laboratories • • • • • •

• Case Manager – CD Res

• Systems Support Analyst – eHealth

• Pharmacist – Per Diem

• Website Coordinator

• Speech Language Pathologist II – Per Diem

Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital

• Special Procedures Tech • Support Counselor – Per Diem

• RN – Emergency

• Surgical Tech

• RN –Med/Surg

Certified Phlebotomy Techs Clinical Lab Scientist CLS Lab Supervisor Lab Assistant – Per Diem Patient Serv. Center Supervisor Sr. Systems Support Analyst


We offer an excellent compensation package that includes above-market salaries, premium medical benefits, Wellness program, 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

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STUDENT SPECIAL SERVICES Assists the Adaptive Technology Specialist in providing assistive technology devices and adaptive DAVIDSON LIBRARY computing systems and/or adaptive Coordinates the supervision, hiring, technology, including training, to all scheduling, training, evaluation, eligible students with disabilities to discipline and dismissal of all student ensure timely access to all instruction assistants employed in the Circulation/ and services provided by the University. Reserves Unit; processes student time Serves as the primary contact for all cards in Kronos timekeeping system; department inquiries and provides serves as one of the supervisors appropriate telephone and in‑person responsible for Circulation Desk advising for arranging academic operations; organizes quarterly support. Provides general assistance student meetings. Reqs: High School to payroll. Reqs: Basic Software diploma or equivalent and two years knowledge in Adobe Acrobat, Word, of college or library experience; prior and Excel. Attention to detail, editing experience hiring, training, supervising, skills. Excellent communication and and evaluating others; computer customer service skills. Sensitive to the experience; customer service experience. needs of persons with disabilities. Ability Notes: Fingerprinting required; may to work with confidential documents. require work after hours, weekends, Ability to work independently. Notes: and some holidays. M‑F, 7:30‑4:30. Fingerprinting required. Mandated $18.33 ‑ $20.82/hr. w/ full benefits. reporting requirements of child abuse. The University of California is an $17.48/hr. The University of California is Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or any other sex, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law including characteristic protected by law including protected veterans and individuals with protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. For primary consideration disabilities. For primary consideration apply by 8/29/14, thereafter open until apply by 9/2/14, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.­ filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.­ edu Job #20140368 edu. Job #20140371


DEVELOPMENT OFFICE Serves as the primary initial contact for the Senior Director, Executive Development and the Associate Director of Development, University Development (hereafter referred to as “the Directors”) and provides essential administrative and financial support that is critical to the successful operation of a complex fund raising program. Assists the Directors with all aspects of analysis, planning and implementation strategies for the Executive Development Team, to support the research mission by securing support from private donors. Reqs: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. Excellent grammar, composition and proofreading skills. Excellent computer skills including strong proficiency in Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Internet and e‑mail and demonstrated ability to quickly learn various software programs. Notes: Fingerprinting required. $20.19 ‑ $21.62­/hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Apply by 9/2/14. Apply online at Job #20140372


RESIDENTIAL DINING SERVICES Shares responsibility for the overall Dining operations serving 5,100 residents daily, 24,000 conferees yearly, 10,000 guests and 2,500 off campus meal plan participants yearly with an annual operating budget of $17 million and 281 FTE. Reqs: 10+ years as senior executive and/or multi‑site culinary senior leader in the restaurant industry or in college and university food service. Culinary degree or equivalent. Expert knowledge in food preparation, nutrition, special needs and sanitation regulations. Advanced knowledge in food preparation, culinary trends, vegetarian, vegan and raw cuisine, nutrition, special dietary needs, allergy awareness and sanitation regulations. Advanced verbal and written communication in the English language. Active listening, dynamic flexibility, critical thinking, and ability to multi‑task and ensure effective time management. Advanced decision making and reasoning skills. Ability to develop original ideas to solve problems, and perform operations analysis and quality control analysis. Demonstrated skill in leading work groups, managing and supervising complex projects, leading and supervising culinary staff and students. Note: Fingerprinting required. Maintain a valid CA driver’s license and a clean DMV record. $6,100 ‑ $8,300/ mo. The University of California is an Business Opportunity Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will $1,000 WEEKLY!! MAILING receive consideration for employment BROCHURES From Home. Helping without regard to race, color, religion, home workers since 2001. Genuine sex, national origin, or any other Opportunity. No Experience required. Start Immediately www.­ characteristic protected by law including protected veterans and individuals with (AAN CAN) disabilities. For primary consideration apply by 8/27/14, thereafter open until Education filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.­ Africa, Brazil Work/Study! Change edu Job #20140339 the lives of others and create a sustainable future. 1, 6, Medical/Healthcare 9, 18 month programs available. Apply now! w w w. O n e W o r l d C e n t e r. o r g 269.591.0518 info@OneWorldCenter.­ org (AAN CAN) LEARN TO BARTEND. We offer two and five day courses, in a real bar, designed to teach you everything you need to know to become a professional bartender.

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Laboratory Techni­cian 1

Goleta Sanitary District is Recuiting for the Position of Laboratory Technician 1. Salary Range: $24.30 ‑ $31.02 per hour. Exellent Benefits. See Full Position Advertisement and Description of Benefits at the District’s Web Site. www.­


Monday‑Friday, 9:30‑6pm. $9.00/hour. Must have driver’s license and DMV print‑out. Some heavy lifting. Apply in person at United Family Thrift Store, 5156 Hollister Ave. M‑F 9‑5:30. Apply within.

Floor Care Rep

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital seeks janitorial staff to support the Environmental Services Department. Must have experience in floor buffing, stripping, carpet shampooing, extracting, and general housekeeping experience in large facilities. Cottage Health System offers an excellent compensation package that includes above market salaries, premium medical benefits, pension plans and tax savings accounts. For immediate consideration apply on‑line at www.­ EOE

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Registered Nurse‑ Wound Care

Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital seeks experienced wound care RN for their Center for Wound Management. Our award winning center for excellence provides wound care, hyperbaric and ostomy care. The center focuses on limb preservation and has a multi‑disciplinary approach to care. We also have an inpatient (SWOT) Skin, Wound and Ostomy department that provides inpatient care as well as collaborates for continuity of care with our outpatient center. Both departments collaborate and support education and best practice in skin wound and ostomy care throughout our community. The work environment is upbeat with the ability to work independently, yet feel supported as part of the team. The position available is full time days and will cover mostly Goleta, but at times the Santa Ynez campus. The ideal applicant will have a minimum of 3 years acute care. This is a fast‑paced environment and requires excellent communication and advanced computer skills. Requires: California RN licensure. Wound Care Certification preferred. At Cottage Health System, we enjoy outstanding relationships with our nursing and physician colleagues. The hospital Administrative staff is employee focused and committed to the Shared Governance environment. Because we rely on the skills and contributions of our talented team of professionals, we offer an excellent compensation package that includes above‑market salaries, premium medical benefits, $550/year wellness plan, pension plan and tax savings accounts. Make the move that will change your career. Please apply online at www.­ EOE


HUMAN RESOURCES Communicates the University’s benefit programs assisting faculty, staff, annuitants, and their dependents, with health care service delivery in accordance with UC Health Plan provisions. Provides counseling, technical information and problem resolution related to health benefits. Uses professional benefits concepts to resolve issues where analysis of situations or data requires a review of a variety of factors. Consults with health plan representatives and UCOP to clarify and interpret complex contract/ coverage issues; shares information with UCSB HCF and system‑wide HCF network. Reqs: Experience working with health plans. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Experience with presenting complex information verbally to individuals and/or groups of a diverse population. Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Notes: Fingerprinting required. This is a 50%­‑75% time, limited appointment working up to 1,000 hours with an end date of 2/28/15. $21.43 ‑ $24.00/ hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. For primary consideration apply by 8/26/14, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.­ edu Job #20140363



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Director of Demand Generation (Santa Barbara CA) ‑ Lead overall Demand Generation planning efforts to form overall strategy, producing new & nurtured lead generation goals & forecasts. Manage portfolio of marketing programs, monitor & analyze performance overall against lead & other marketing goals, make & implement recommendations for optimization & ongoing growth. Resumes (no calls) to Invoca, 1025 Chapala Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101.

CHILD CARE CENTER Shares responsibility for planning and implementing a quality child care program for one specific group of children and parents. Works cooperatively with other staff to coordinate program for the entire center. Assumes Lead Teacher responsibilities in her/his absence. Reqs: Possess Child Development Permit‑Teacher Level, or be in process. 12 units ECE + 3 units infant toddler development required. Experience with infants and toddlers in a group care setting. Knowledge of DAP, responsive caregiving. Notes: Fingerprinting required. This is a limited appointment working up to 1000 hours. Acceptable Statement of Health to include negative TB test results upon hire. Valid certification in pediatric CPR and First Aid upon hire or within one month of hire. Mandated reporting requirements of child abuse. Multiple positions available. $17.57 ‑ $18.34/ hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. For primary consideration apply by 8/27/14, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.­ edu Job #20140362

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Social Services

Excellent opportunity for a compassionate individual to join our talented and innovative team. Housing Representative performs all caseload duties involved in operating HACSB housing programs including interviewing applicants, determining eligibility, conducting Section 8 briefings and explaining various housing programs. Successful candidates will have experience in public or social services field, have ability to interpret complex government regulations, be computer literate, and have excellent customer service, communication and multi‑tasking skills. Knowledge of affordable housing programs & ability to speak Spanish highly desirable. 9/80 schedule Mon‑Thurs and alternate Fridays. 5 step salary range $21.97‑$26.71/hour + bilingual pay (if applicable) & excellent benefit package!

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Meet McGee

Meet Rosie

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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 condition. 150K. Also comes with Safari Roof Rack and RainX luggage/cargo bag. I have all records of work since buying in 2010. Selling for $4400. 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, CA for sale. Only requesting email initiated response so car dealers and brokers won’t make me NUTS calling over and over :‑)



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Goleta 387 Cannon Green #C, 3BD/2BA, Sat & Sun. 1‑4, $599,900 Coldwell Banker, Jeani Burke 451‑1429

Hope Ranch 1332 Las Palmas, 5BD/4.5BA, Sunday 2‑4, $6,480,000, David Goldstein 448‑0468

Mesa 1214 Del Mar Ave, 4BD/2BA, $1,180,000, Sat-Sun 1-4, Dave Reading 805-218-1555

FALL MOVE‑IN Specials. 2BDs $1470+ & 3BD flat or townhouses $2190. Near UCSB, shops, park, beach, theater, golf. Sesame Tree Apts 6930 Whittier Dr. Hector 968‑2549 FALL MOVE‑IN SPECIALS: 1BD Near Cottage Hospital. 519 W Alamar. Set among beautiful oak trees across the street from Oak Park. NP. $1050. Call Cristina 687‑0915 SUMMER MOVE‑IN SPECIALS:1BD near SBCC & beach @ Carla Apts NP. 530 W Cota $1050 Rosa 965‑3200

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Santa Barbara 1205 Bel Air Drive, 3BD/3BA, Sun. 1‑4, $1,999,000, Coldwell Banker, Coker/ Haws 895‑7653 3801 Mariana Way, 2BD/2BA, Sun. 1‑4, $649,000, William Turner 708‑3236 165 Via Lee, 4BD/3.5BA +Den, $995.000, Sun. 1-4, Gloria Burns 805689-6920 925 Weldon Rd, 3BD/2.5BA, $837,500, Sun. 1-4, Will Stonecipher, 805-450-4821 2641 State St W3, 3BD/2BA, $725,000, Sun. 1-3, Goodwin & Thyne Properties, Stu Morse, 805-705-0161 1419 San Miguel Ave, 2BD/1BA, $746,000, Sun. 1-4, Anthony Bordin, 805-729-0527 843 Calle Cortita, 4BD/2BA, $899,000, Sat 1-4, Anthony Bordin, 805-729-0527



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424 commerce court

7630 Hollister ave. #120

floor unit w/ mountain views. Close to tennis courts & picnic area.

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

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