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Well-Orchestrated love Fest ith some members of Congress seeking to strip Planned Parenthood of half a billion dollars in federal funding—and hard-core Republican conservatives threatening to shut down the government entirely unless this happens—the County Board of Supervisors and Santa Barbara City Council both passed resolutions praising the organization for providing low-cost reproductive health services to thousands of city and county residents who otherwise might go without. Putting Planned Parenthood on the hot seat is the antiabortion group Center for Medical Progress, which has just released its 10th video showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of fetal tissues, obtained via abortion, to biomedical research labs. The video makers—posing as representatives of a fictitious biomedical lab seeking to buy such samples — contend they’ve exposed Planned Parenthood officials figuring out how to maximize revenues off the sale of fetal body parts while chatting with the bogus buyers over lunch at LESS IS MORE: Although antiabortion activists showed up in greater numbers, Planned a Pasadena bistro. Parenthood’s Jenna Tosh (left) secured resolutions of support from the city and county. The videos have become the stuff of news headlines, multiple lawsuits, and violently contradictory interpretations in the Steve Lavagnino and Peter Adam went so far now 9 years old—to be born. Many expressed past two months. Planned Parenthood and its as to insist their names not be included as outrage and indignation the council would supporters have insisted the videos have been signatories to the measure. Lavagnino took take such an action before the allegations edited to distort the facts. Under federal law, exception to the resolution language—which contained in the videos could be thoroughly they are allowed to recoup only the costs of he termed “inflammatory”—that described investigated. Councilmember Dale Francisco — so freezing, packaging, and shipping such sam- makers of the surreptitiously shot Planned ples from tissue donors to the recipient lab, Parenthood videos as “anti-abortion extrem- impassioned as to be teetering on the brink and no profiteering is allowed. Thus far five ists” who “intentionally misrepresent the facts of tears — read passages from the latest video states have concluded there’s no evidence sub- in order to deceive the public.” That heated and the entire bill that would gut all fedstantiating the filmmakers’ claims, but many verbiage was conspicuous by its absence in eral funding for Planned Parenthood. The the City of Santa Barbara’s resolution, intro- bill states that any money taken away from other states are still looking into the matter. Passions ran fast and furious at the County duced by Mayor Helene Schneider—a for- Planned Parenthood would remain earBoard of Supervisors, where no fewer than 37 mer Planned Parenthood administrator and marked for women’s health programs. “The antiabortion activists — describing in vivid Carbajal’s main Democratic rival in his bid idea that this is an attack on women’s health detail the multiple mutilations visited upon for Congress—and Councilmember Cathy care is totally false,” he said. In a hallway interaborted fetuses—urged the supervisors not Murillo. view after the meeting, Planned Parenthood to pass the resolution. One speaker described City Hall’s resolution of support high- director Jenna Tosh responded that in many fetal tissue extraction—used over the decades lighted the 9,000 patients the local Planned parts of the country, Planned Parenthood in researching cures for polio, Alzheimer’s, Parenthood sees every year,, noting the orga- is the only provider of health services for and cancer—as akin to “cannibalism.” Several nization has received $355,000 in Human Ser- poor women, terming Francisco’s argument speakers accused Supervisor Salud Carbajal vices Commission grants since 1990. The bulk “misguided.” —now running for the 24th Congressional of those funds was spent providing sex eduMayor Schneider acknowledged the resoDistrict—of electioneering from the dais in cation to area high school students. As with lution was “unusual” but added it was “also putting, along with Supervisor Janet Wolf, the the supervisors, the testimony before the City unusual” that radical antiabortionists in Conresolution on the agenda in the first place. Council was gory, gruesome, and intensely gress would threaten to oppose the spending Carbajal responded by proudly touting his heartfelt. Several speakers noted that the Delta bill that keeps the federal government operatmilitary service, adding, “This is about giving smelt—an obscure but endangered fish in the ing unless funding for Planned Parenthood Bay Delta—got more governmental concern were excised. Councilmember Gregg Hart a choice to women over their bodies.” After hours of one-sided, heated testimony than aborted fetuses. One woman expressed commented, “A lot of noise on this issue is — Planned Parenthood dispatched squads regret at having had an abortion 40 years ago, misguided,” and argued that local governof supporters dressed in pink T-shirts, but and another expressed relief that she walked ments need to stand up against threats of a they did not speak —the supervisors voted away from her appointment with a Planned federal shutdown by stating—if only by cer3-2 in favor of the resolution. Supervisors Parenthood abortionist in time for her son — emonial resolutions—“Enough is enough.” n 8

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After four inmate fights within one hour at the jail’s Medium Security Facility on 9/9, the Sheriff’s Office is investigating who and what caused the brawls. The series of fights, involving 5-30 inmates each, occurred in pretrial housing areas and resulted in only minor inmate injuries. Due to the conflicts, 22 inmates were relocated to the Main Jail. sbso Photos


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Two juries returned guilty verdicts against Juan Carlos Herrera-Romero (pictured right), 31, and Gabino Andres Romero (pictured left), 27, the two cousins who raped a 64-year-old homeless woman at knifepoint on East Beach in July 2014. Next month, both will be sentenced by Judge Rick Brown. Under California’s One Strike Law for sexual offenders, they are eligible for life in prison. KCOY news anchor Paula Lopez’s 9/6 DUI and assault case is expected to be filed by the District Attorney’s Office within two weeks to a month. Lopez resisted arrest and kicked two officers, according to CHP Officer Jonathan Gutierrez. The results of a blood-alcohol test may not be available for several months, he explained. DA Joyce Dudley said the case will be handled by the North County DA’s Office to avoid any potential conflict of interest. Lopez’s husband is a retired South County judge. Attorney Barry Cappello announced on 9/14 that he has filed a second class-action complaint against Plains All American Pipeline, this time on behalf of Richard Lilygren, a Santa Barbara resident and oil platform worker who was laid off after the 5/19 Refugio Oil Spill shut down oil production in the area. The complaint seeks an undetermined amount in damages for Lilygren and all others who lost their jobs, and a permanent injunction requiring Plains to install automatic shutoff valves on its pipelines in Santa Barbara County. The problem-riddled medical offices of Dr. Allen Thomashefsky have been allowed to reopen, with the closure order rescinded on Tuesday by Santa Barbara Public Health Officer Dr. Charity Dean. A chain of hepatitis C infection that was linked to problems with the doctor’s sterilization procedures caused the office closure on March 19. The offices will operate under infection-control practices monitored by both a consultant and Public Health officials.

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Mirroring statewide trends, Santa Barbara Unified School District students produced lackluster scores on newly rolled-out standardized tests recently. But that wasn’t particularly surprising, considering the circumstances. Replacing fill-inthe-bubble traditions, the new tests — taken on computers for the first time — are designed to sync with Common Core teaching methods that focus more deeply on layers of critical thinking and problem solving. “[Initiated in 2013, Common Core] is a new way of thinking, and this testing reflects that,” said school board president Ed Heron. “Students must give and support their opinions. The test is a lot harder and more specific, a whole new system of judging success in school.” At Santa Barbara High School, for example, 32 percent of 485 students tested met or exceeded standards in math. For English standards met or exceeded, the percentage was 52 of 518 students. Using the scores as the district’s “new baseline,” Heron added that educators can now zero in on improvements in the classroom as teachers continue to adapt to Common Core methods. In related news, a Senate bill (SB 172) to suspend the California High School Exit Exam for three years while it gets a makeover sits on Governor Jerry Brown’s desk. Another relict of pre-Common Core educational standards, the exit exam represents a hurdle students must pass before graduation. Brown has until October 11 — Keith Hamm to pass or veto the legislation.

The former manager of the North County jail project received $467,000 in a settlement with the county after he sued his former employer for wrongful termination and discrimination. Grady Williams, who is now retired as a condition of the settlement, was fired in 2013 while fighting severe cancer purportedly for using “PE” (professional engineer) in his title when he is accredited in another state. In January, Judge Donna Geck reinstated him to managing much more minimal jobs while maintaining his roughly $150,000 a year in salary and benefits.

CIty According to the latest statistics from Santa Barbara City College, 2,518 of the 18,340 credit and noncredit students enrolled this fall are either international or come from out of state. Another 4,230 come from California but outside the school district boundaries of Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and Ventura counties. Out-of-state and international students have become a growing community concern, given Santa Barbara’s exceptionally tight rental market, and school officials are under pressure from certain educational activists to lower the cap on such students. Even though Santa Barbara is now weathering the hottest drought on record, Santa Barbara County flood-control workers are beginning creek cleanup efforts in anticipation of possible El Niño floods. Rattling City Hall’s cage has been Leo Martinez, a former city councilmember who owns property abutting Sycamore Creek. City public works officials state the creek can’t handle a 100-year flood but is better able now to handle flows of greater volume since three bridges have been rebuilt, creating greater height and width for any torrential waters to flow. The Santa Barbara City Council gave the green light to engaging in talks with the Montecito Water District to operate Santa Barbara’s now-under-construction desalination plant as a regional facility. City water managers are still bristling at the millions of dollars they claim the Montecito district stiffed

them for when the desalination plant was first built in the 1990s, but clearly Montecito’s millions could go a long way in softening the $55 million cost to rebuild the plant and the millions more to operate it. The Carpinteria Valley Water District has also expressed some interest in participating in such a regional endeavor. How much water Montecito wants, when, and at what price remain questions with no answers.

COuNty Organizers with CAUSE (Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy) issued a nine-page report on the eve of California Agricultural Labor Relations Board hearings on farm field conditions throughout the Santa Maria Valley, detailing what they describe as prevalent wage theft, long hours, and substandard working conditions. According to surveys taken of 300 field workers in Santa Maria and Guadalupe between this May and August, nearly 25 percent reported getting injured on the job, and 72 percent of them said they continued to work despite the injuries. Twenty-five percent reported a discrepancy in what they thought they should get paid and what they actually were paid. Many claimed having to work through their breaks. Shortly after the county supervisors pressed the Sheriff’s Office about shortcomings in County Jail’s health care last week, the Ombudsman program, which hears inmate complaints, was put on hold temporarily. Undersheriff Barney Melekian said they will meet with the volunteers, who work with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Southern California, to “sit down and develop protocol.” Ombusdman James Robertson, however, argued they have had several conversations and exchanged emails with jail staff about inmate concerns. Vietnam veterans and their families packed a ballroom of the Fess Parker DoubleTree last Wednesday to commemorate the 50-year anniversary of the end of the war and hear speakers from every military branch tell personal stories of their cont’d page 10 

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he City of Santa Barbara recently settled a lawsuit with Latino voting-rights advocates by changing from at-large to by-district elections, as a way to promote diversity on the City Council. Now, under a new state law, and as this election season enters full swing, the city risks another voting-rights challenge for holding those elections in odd-numbered years when voter turnout is historically low. California Senate Bill 415, signed by Governor Jerry Brown on September 1, would allow a voter to go to court if an odd-year municipal election “has previously resulted” in low voter turnout, LONE WOLF: Sebastian Aldana Jr. said he was defined as at least 25 percent less than the one plaintiff who didn’t want even-year the average for that city in the previous elections as part of the settlement. four statewide elections. To boost voter participation, the city — or county or special district — could then be ordered to municipal elections were shifted from odd align its elections with statewide elections, to even years. which are held in even-numbered years. But the four Santa Barbara plaintiffs didn’t If those rules had been in effect, Santa Bar- ask for a move to even years, Calonne said. bara could have been sued for poor turnout in Jacqueline Inda, a plaintiff who is running for three of the last four City Council elections. City Council on November 3 for the newly In 2007, 2011, and 2013, records show, only 37 created Eastside district, said the plaintiffs percent, 41 percent, and 38 percent of regis- offered, but the Democratic majority of four tered Santa Barbara voters went to the polls, councilmembers could not agree on how respectively. By contrast, the turnout in Santa to implement the change. Mayor Helene Barbara during statewide elections is gener- Schneider and Councilmember Bendy White ally much higher: The average for 2008, 2010, objected to shortening their terms by one 2012, and 2014, for example, was 74.53 percent. year to launch even-year elections in 2016, “We’ve been advocating for the City of Inda said. Santa Barbara to put even-year elections on And in the end, the plaintiffs were split, too. the ballot in 2016,” said Lucas Zucker, an orga- Sebastian Aldana Jr. said he was concerned nizer for the Central Coast Alliance United that to “gain the power they lost” in the move for a Sustainable Economy (CAUSE), a social- to district elections, local Democratic Party justice-advocacy group. “We don’t want the leaders would run municipal candidates city to get sued.” together with state and national candidates The new law goes into effect on January 1, on the same slate. “I was the one plaintiff who disagreed with 2018. Already, the groups that unsuccessfully lobbied the Santa Barbara City Council to going to even years,” Aldana said, adding that move its election cycle to even-numbered the change couldn’t be made unless they were years — the Santa Barbara County Demo- all on board. “I thought that what we fought cratic Party, Santa Barbara County Action for was going to get muddled at the end. PeoNetwork, League of Women Voters, and ple just need to relax and let the system work.” CAUSE — are pondering their next move. Daraka Larimore-Hall, chair of the Santa Local elections that run concurrently with Barbara County Democratic Party, said the state contests draw between 21 percent and 36 system works best when more people vote. percent more turnout, studies show. Consoli- The plaintiffs, he said, “did this lawsuit about dating elections would also boost the Latino racial disparity, and they explicitly precluded vote, advocates say — 75 percent of registered the solution that would bring thousands of Latinos in Santa Barbara cast votes in the Latino voters into the electorate … That’s November 2012 statewide general election, what’s insane about this whole thing.” compared to only 26 percent in the NovemThe plaintiffs are betting that district elections will bring out more voters across the ber 2013 City Council election. City Attorney Ariel Calonne said it was board. During at-large City Council elections, unclear whether the new law would apply to Eastside residents didn’t have much contact charter cities such as Santa Barbara that can with candidates, except through radio and decide how to conduct their own elections. In TV ads, Inda said. “It’s a huge difference in the charter cities of Ventura and Los Angeles, how we’re running candidates now,” she said. voters recently approved ballot measures to “It won’t be the parties going out and walking consolidate their municipal elections with a neighborhood they don’t know. This may statewide elections. In Palmdale and Visalia, not be a low-turnout year.” n independent.com

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The community of Carpinteria is girding for the grand unveiling of the biggest development proposal to hit the much-cherished bluffs in years, including a 154room hotel, 45 single family homes, and 40 units of rental housing, plus 11 units of live-work space. The development plans — slated for the 27-acre parcel now occupied by the driving range and farm fields between City Hall and the Venoco plant — are strictly conceptual with nothing submitted yet for environmental review. A team of developers, including Jack Theimer along with architect Brian Cearnal and land-use agent Ken Marshall, hope to get a good read of the community response at a joint meeting of the Carpinteria City Council and Planning Commission. In addition, the conceptual plans call for an 8,000-square-foot hall for community meetings — much needed in Carpinteria — plus exercise and gym space and a 2.3-acre farm featuring “farm to fork” produce, not to mention a nine-hole “St. Andrews Himalayan” golf course. None of the structures would exceed two stories in height, and about 500 parking spaces would be provided underground. Already the Carpinteria Valley Association has come out against the proposal, calling it too big and intense. The land in question is zoned primarily for residential, but the other proposed uses are allowed. City zoning is silent, however, as to how much of each is allowed, meaning it’s up to the discretion of elected and appointed decision makers to make the call. While Theimer is well-known in Santa Barbara development and political circles, the real developers are Neil Mehta out of Fullerton and Bradley M. Hall out of Beverly Hills. Three years ago, Theimer initiated efforts to develop a new hotel on another portion of the Carpinteria Bluffs, but that — Nick Welsh plan quickly fizzled.

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roles in the conflict. Organized by the Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation and the Channel City Club, the event didn’t shy away from the controversy of the war and touched on the poignant, dramatic, and terrible realities soldiers faced every day. The State Legislature unanimously passed a bill that will extend funding for an independent seismic safety panel that serves as a public ombudsperson in technical disputes over the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant. Had AB 361 not been approved, funding for the Independent Peer Review Committee would have ceased this November. The bill, cosponsored by State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, will require PG&E to maintain funding for the panel indefinitely. Although PG&E officials have expressed impatience with the panel in private emails, the utility company did not oppose the bill.


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must close our doors and open new ones in our lives,” thanked the Muddy’s community for its “loving business” and support over the years. The Santa Barbara–based breast implant company Mentor Worldwide LLC plans to lay off 82 employees in November because it is moving its headquarters to Irvine. The company, which has an office near Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital, would not elaborate on the number of employees who might be able to relocate. In a letter sent to county Social Services, the company said the affected positions include about half clerical staff, 12 managers, and 23 sales professionals.

ENVIRONmENt A low tide later this month provides the earliest window for the State Lands Commission to excavate and measure Summerland’s leaking Becker oil well, the first step of capping off the odorous brown foam that prompted a beach closure during the August 21 weekend. Tuesday night at Summerland Presbyterian Church, 1st District Supervisor Salud Carbajal told a standing-room-only crowd that “we’ve got to get a lot more traction and attention from the state” to finish the estimated $300,000 endeavor. Tropical species targeted by recreational fishermen continue to ply the unusually warm waters of the Southern California Bight, the most notable of which was the 50-pound wahoo landed by Eric Kim late last month near Santa Barbara Island. Wahoo are thought to rarely stray north of Alijos Rocks, an open-ocean outcropping 500 miles south of Tijuana, said Merit McCrea, a longtime boat captain and UCSB research scientist. But with water temperatures well into the 70s, such pelagics (along with dorado, marlin, and tuna) are filling up fish reports throughout Southern California. n

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he timing couldn’t have been much worse for Southern California Edison. Just a few days before company managers were scheduled to update the Santa Barbara City Council on efforts to repair the downtown power grid following a yearlong spate of blackouts, Chapala Street went dark during the Friday evening dinner rush. Restaurants emptied, traffic crept through lightless intersections, and firefighters rescued 10 shoppers from Macy’s elevators. This Tuesday’s council presentation marked six months since Edison, prompted by organized pressure from business owners and city officials, pledged to spend $12 million improving Santa Barbara’s aging electric system. District Manager Alicia Pillado said that so far Edison has replaced a number of vaults, put the Modoc substation back in service, created circuit ties, and replaced switches, among other projects. New transformers will soon be put in, she said, and automation systems installed. Downtown Santa Barbara has experienced four unplanned outages in 2015 to date, Pillado explained. Three of those occurred along the same circuit, and two lasted approximately 24 hours. During Fiesta celebrations, Mayor Helene Schneider stated, an overburdened line nearly killed power for blocks. “Wow,” she said. “That really could have been quite a situation.” Santa Barbara ranked among the worst performing of Edison’s 35 coverage districts in 2014 in terms of outage frequency and duration, records show. Since 2009, it has often fallen in the bottom 10. Equipment failure accounted for nearly 60 percent of blackouts last year. Councilmembers iterated more than once that the South Coast is at the end of Edison’s transmission line, and that the city’s 50-plus-year-old underground infrastructure is crumbling at an accelerating rate. To address those concerns, Pillado said Edison is in the process of deciding on and implementing a “long-term reliability” project that would drastically improve the downtown grid. Edison is reviewing four possible plans of attack, she said. Two would involve “a lot of impact for a long time,” meaning large amounts of construction and longterm street closures. Final cost estimates were not yet available. Schneider asked at what point the city

would be able to offer its druthers on what plan is chosen. Pillado responded that the final decision is up to Edison and Santa Barbara would only be informed after that fact, but that city staff could provide feedback on the phasing of the work, whether it would take 3-5 years or 5-10 years. Construction isn’t scheduled to begin until 2017, she said. Schneider requested that staff be part of the discussions before the choice was made. Councilmember Bendy White expressed worry that no one at City Hall seems to have a firm grasp of the ins and outs of Santa Barbara’s electrical system. The downtown outages are just a piece of the puzzle, he said, “and we don’t know how big the puzzle is. … We’ve got some real deficits here.”White said he noticed a lack of transparency between Edison and the city. Ongoing communication, and more of it, would go a long way in solving the problem, he said. Jerry Brown with the World Business Academy, a Santa Barbara–based think tank promoting renewable energy sources, spoke about Santa Barbara’s pressing need for local energy generation. He touted microgrid and storage systems that harness solar power and highlighted the South Coast’s “vulnerable” connection to the rest of the state. Attached as an appendix to a 2014 presentation to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), Edison describes “reliability concerns” with the two 220-kilovolt transmission lines that snake from its Santa Clara node to Goleta. Both lines run along towers located in terrain where landslides can be caused “by heavy rainfall (e.g. 1997-98 El Niño condition) and frequent fires,” the report says. Should one of those towers fall or the lines otherwise be compromised, more than 80,000 South County customers would lose power until emergency sources kicked in, but such backup would not be enough to carry the area’s full load. “Long term outages could occur for several weeks” as repairs were made in inaccessible backcountry, Edison stated. The utility is awaiting approval from the CPUC to begin replacing and retrofitting its backup lines and systems, including the “peaker plant” in Goleta, which is described by its operators as a land-based, watercooled jet engine that turns on during peak hours. That overall project is expected to cost more than $51 million. n




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ollowing a stir among county insiders over a provocative piece of artwork that was taken down from the Betteravia Government Center in Santa Maria last week by Bob Nelson —chief of staff to Supervisor Peter Adam — the CAPP (County Art in Public Places) committee voted Monday to move the piece from the front foyer to a more discreet location in the county building. Last Tuesday, under the direction of Adam, Nelson took down the Steve Olson piece — which reads “BUY SEXUAL” on top of red-wallpapered “69.99” price tags —and put it in a closet because he found it “obscene” and inappropriate for a government building. Late Friday afternoon, county staff put the piece back up, where it will stay until the commission makes the final decision at a special meeting on Thursday, before the exhibit’s opening reception on Saturday. On Monday, John Hood, a fine arts professor at Allan Hancock College who coordinated the exhibit and sits on the Arts Commission, apologized to the committee because the artwork was not one of the pieces the members reviewed when they approved a sample of the exhibit. The piece is from LOVE + GUTS, a group of skateboarding-inspired artists whose work has been shown all over the world for the past decade. Hood said he was a little shocked when he unwrapped the piece in question upon arriving in Santa Maria — after picking the pieces up in Los Angeles—because it was different from the one the committee approved. He said he realized people might take issue with the piece in such a public venue, but after a long day of driving, Hood decided to put the artwork up for the time being. The piece, which was made a decade ago by skater icon and internationally recognized artist Steve Olson, is about the commodification of sex and its prevalence in TV and social media, Hood said. “We can’t avoid it,” Hood added. He went on to

say Olson believes “it’s just words,” but, he added,“we all know what words can do.” LOVE + GUTS is also currently showing art in Spain, and Hood said he believed the exhibit would bring the work of wellknown artists, such as Pat Ngoho, Christian Hosoi, Peggy Oki, and Steve Caballero, to a small agriculture community. A few committee members were adamant in their opposition to censorship but acknowledged they might not have approved the piece for the exhibit in the government building had it come before them in the first place. To the surprise of at least one committee member, District Attorney Joyce Dudley showed up to the meeting of 20 or so. She didn’t speak, but in an interview after the meeting, Dudley said she thought the piece was a poor choice for the lobby because the concept of buying sexuality parallels human trafficking. Second, Dudley said she was concerned bisexual employees would feel the piece created a hostile work environment in the county building. On the flipside, Arts Commission chair Gerardo Ayala reasoned art is sometimes controversial. He likened the issue to an incident earlier this year when SBCC art students took down a teepee that saw opposition from Native American campus members.“I am not denying the piece is offensive to people in the community,” Ayala said, but he argued that a conversation about the piece could be beneficial. After the vote, Ayala said he was happy the committee decided to keep the piece in the show. Nelson, on the other hand, expressed disappointment. He hoped the Arts Commission would deny the committee’s recommendation on Thursday, but he would not comment about whether he would take further action if they did not do so. Ginny Brush, the Arts Commission’s executive director, noted their guidelines needed to be updated so that only staff could remove a piece. The committee voted to create an ad hoc committee to review the bylaws. n

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Animal-lover volunteers congregated at the supervisors’ meeting on Tuesday to argue that their services are an essential component to Animal Services, known for its long-term troubles. Their input was part of an update to the supervisors about efforts to revamp Animal Services (operating under Public Health), which was picked apart by a third party earlier this year. Thus far, Public Health Director Dr. Takashi Wada told the supervisors the department has set up an oversight committee — made up of county staff and volunteers with BUNS (Bunnies Urgently Needing Shelter), ASAP (Animal Shelter Assistance Program), and CAPA (Companion Animal Placement Assistance), among other animal rescue groups — as well as started the hiring process for a vet technician, a director of shelter medicine, a behavior consultant, and an operations position. Success varies considerably across the county’s three shelters. In Santa Barbara, there is a live-release rate of 95 percent of cats and 99 percent of dogs, whereas the Santa Maria rate is 76 percent for cats and 82 percent for dogs. As far as the oversight committee, Supervisor Salud Carbajal said he has become aware of a paradox that exists where some volunteers feel they cannot speak candidly and critically of staff for fear of retaliation. He suggested they get a cup of coffee outside of the formal meeting. Supervisor Doreen Farr brought up the possibility of privatizing — or partially privatizing — the department, which was at the top of the list of remedies. “I understand you are trying to grapple with it, but that’s something we need to have an update on,” Farr said. Public Health staff are to return to the board in January. Angela Rockwell, who is the executive director of ASAP, thanked the supervisors for recognizing volunteer services potential is “limitless” and said she hoped the department would eventually have a model that considers volunteers as full part— Kelsey Brugger ners.


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by k e i t h h a M M hat trace of precipitation earlier this week certainly didn’t hurt droughtravaged Santa Barbara, but at a press conference Tuesday midmorning, just as the last few rain clouds dried up and blew away, Montecito Fire Protection District Chief Chip Hickman warned, “This is not the time to let our guard down because we’ve had a little inclement weather.” Motioning to the desiccated mountainsides looming over district headquarters, Hickman said Santa Barbara’s front country and the Sierra foothills are the top two high-fire-hazard regions in all of Central and Southern California, as identified by federal wildfire experts. Hickman then introduced James Rappuhn, a firefighter and field representative for AIG, an insurance company that provides extra layers of coverage for homeowners in neighborhoods where wildfire

potential is a fact of life or death. Hickman explained that since 2009, AIG—which has about 75 clients in the district—has been collaborating with Montecito Fire to “pretreat” high-traffic roadside areas — such as turnout hangouts and trailheads—with a “nontoxic and biodegradable” spray-on fire retardant called Phos-Chek. Crews then piled into AIG’s Wildfire Protection Unit truck—a Ford F-550 outfitted with a holding tank, hose, and generator—to douse the nearby Buena Vista trailhead with PhosChek. Hickman described the heavily vegetated area as “severely distressed,” with half its chaparral dead or dying. In related news, Montecito Fire District has two of its engines and eight personnel in Amador and Calaveras counties fighting the Butte Fire. Also, in Northern California, Governor Brown issued a state of emergency in Lake and Napa counties for the Valley Fire. n

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to anyone but my therapist—and she’s not telling — I’ve always taken a dim view of special projects dedicated to “the children.” Over the years, I’ve received thousands of press releases about various and sundry kids’ museum projects, and each one has activated my “bah humbug” button. Maybe I’m too in touch with my inner W.C. Fields, who got it at least half right with his,“Anyone who hates children and animals can’t be all bad.” Like many of you, I, too, was once a kid. But obviously unlike too many, I still retain the facilities to remember. Let’s leave it at this: If I was ever the “future” that we are repeatedly told the youth of today represent, few of us would ever have made it into the present. Given my Lord of the Flies proclivities, I consider myself lucky to have crawled out of my own past. In a town where nonprofit fundraising is a high-stakes racket, I’ve long suspected such kid-focused projects have drawn a disproportionate number of individuals looking to feel way too good about themselves by doing way too little. But this past Sunday, I and all my grumpy attitudes were given serious cause for pause. I happened to pass by the downtown public library, where the movers and shakers were assembling to celebrate the grand opening of the new and improved downstairs kids’ wing in the offing since 2009. Yes, the obligatory giant scissors were on hand for the

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intense nonchalance of Olympic sprinters stretching and shaking their withers just

before crouching into their blocks. What made this event stand out, however, were the hundreds of kids on hand for the event. Did I say hundreds? By the end of the day, it would be thousands. And their families. Yes, there was free food, face painting, music, jugglers, and a sketch artist who allegedly draws the fastest caricature this side of the Santa Ynez Mountains. Santa Barbara Mayor Helene Schneider — who boasts some seriously credible pipes—would belt out a few karaoke standards: “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star,” or the more contemporary “Let It Go,” from Frozen. Even more striking was the demographic spread of the crowd. It was decidedly not your typical Juan Crow assembly dominated by well-educated, civic-minded honkies. It was 50 shades of brown, pink, and white, with even some black thrown in, making it the most ethnically diverse gathering Santa Barbara has seen since Fiesta. Admittedly, I’m a big sucker for libraries. When I was a kid, I would go to the library with my father. It was one of the few things we did together with any regularity, and the trips there and back were uniformly terrifying. In person, my father was reserve, intelligence, and dignity wrapped into one intensely, quietly good-looking package. When Gregory

Peck played Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird, it was my father whom Peck really

wished he could be. But with nine loud, hungry, out-of-control mouths to feed—never consulting with my mother on the matter, my father was always surprised the last one of us was not, in fact, the very last — my father had his demons. During the drives to and from, he would quickly slip into a white-hot reverie of the most soul-searing profanity I still have yet to hear equaled. There was plenty of blood, lots of Jesus, several more bodily fluids, a little bit of Christ, and a few obscure saints thrown in for good measure. Eventually, I would summon the courage to ask if “everything” was all right. About this time, he would also be driving down the middle of the oncoming lane, his theory being this made us more visible — hence safer — to unobservant motorists who might otherwise smash into us. It apparently worked; he never got in an accident. In response, my father would fix me with an anguished rictus grin that was somehow meant to reassure. It never did. It was always a matter of huge suspense whether we’d make it to our destination. We always did. As a result, I am hardwired to regard libraries as places of death-defying sanctuary. Like my father, I am a shameless reading addict, forever on some binge and bender. Books remain very much my first drug of choice, though I’m still searching for number two. Reading and writing are mundane miracles, an amazing form of collective

magic by which otherwise arbitrary scribbles are assigned a range of prescribed — though equally arbitrary — sounds. These are then combined in a host of specific ways, conjuring forth a range of meanings that enable us all to read each other’s minds and to hopscotch through the centuries. Talk about sorcery. In this context, libraries function as the equivalent of time machines, and public libraries allow all of us free passage. With this in mind, I was quick to extricate my head from my rectum on the matter of civic projects special to kids. The downstairs of the library — once the repository of old newspapers and microfiche machines and a resting place for those seeking solace from the din of their inner voices — has now been transformed into a tremendously inviting place for kids. It manages to be cozy yet expansive, four times the size of the previous upstairs kids’ section but filled with spaces intimately designed for play, discovery, and exploration. The bookshelves themselves seem lower and bigger, hence more aggressively accessible. Half a million people visit the library a year, probably making it the number one downtown destination. Of those, 40 percent are kids. Last year, 4,500 kids got help with their homework there. Think how many more it might be in the new digs this year. Anyone who hasn’t checked it out already should do so. Hopefully the ride there won’t be quite as hairy as mine. — Nick Welsh

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Dana Golden of Santa Barbara passed away peacefully on August 26, 2015. She was a light that shined bright throughout the community and was so absolutely loved and adored by all who knew her. Dana spread love, kindness, compassion, laughter, gratitude and grace everywhere she went. Her beautiful soul has now joined her son, Derek Keller, as an angel in heaven. She is survived by her precious grandson, Daniel. Please join us in celebrating Dana’s beautiful life on October 11, at 11am at Leadbetter Beach, Santa Barbara.

Judy Campbell-Clark 08/24/50 – 09/07/15

Judy Campbell-Clark, a longtime member of both the artist and Spiritualist communities in Santa Barbara and achieving much success in both worlds, passed away in Cottage Hospital on September 7, 2015, after being diagnosed with and treated for leukemia. She was surrounded by loved ones, and her passing was very peaceful. She will be greatly missed by the many people who knew and loved her. Born to James and Janet (MacKellar) Clark, Judy was proud of being a fifth-generation Santa Barbaran and spent her whole life here in the city she loved so much. Her family history was very meaningful to her, and she spent many years living in the house built in 1925 by her architect grandfather, Alexander MacKellar. Even before graduating from Santa Barbara High School, she was drawn to working with leather and had apprenticed

with a local craftsman. Before long, the combination of innate skills and a passion to discover her own talents as a leather artist led her to a life of creating beautiful and useful works of art. From the days of the first Yes Store through the era of the Renaissance Faires and beyond, Judy continued to construct her unique handbags and belts, all beautifully designed and cleverly engineered. Eventually, she was accepted into all of the nation’s most prestigious craft shows, including the Smithsonian Show in Washington, D.C., several times. As dedicated as she was to exhibiting her work at these events, while there she always made new friends with fellow artists and customers from various parts of the country who were charmed by her beautiful spirit and joyous sense of humor. It was at one such show in San Francisco in 1996 that she first met a jeweler, Greg Campbell, who would become her husband. They were married in 2000 and continued to work at their respective crafts, often traveling together to shows around the country. Judy was by nature a seeker and loved to travel to new places and experience the world around her. It was these very qualities that would allow her life to take a new direction. While walking her beloved dog Seamus one Sunday eight years ago, she was invited into the Spiritualist Church of The Comforter. She immediately felt that she had found her spiritual home and became very involved with the church. After a rigorous course of studies and exams, she became a licensed minister and was eventually appointed pastor. In 2011, she was granted the titles of Ordained Minister and National Spiritualist Teacher by the National Spiritualist Association of Churches, and also recently became a Certified Medium. Both she and her congregation shared the joy, love, creative vision and uplifting energy that she brought to the church community. Judy will always be remembered for her creativity and wonderful sense of humor and her great love of dogs, as well as for being a teacher, counselor and gifted medium. She is survived by her husband Greg, brother Tim, her new dog Rennie, extended family and countless friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Spiritualist Church of the Comforter, 1028 Garden Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. A celebration of Judy’s life will be held at a later date.

Margaret Elizabeth “Betty” Gallow Bazzi 03/07/18 – 09/08/15

Margaret Elizabeth “Betty” Gallow Bazzi passed away in the early hours of September 8. She went, as she would say it, “to the next world” in the same way she lived her life in this world, with peace, compassion, love for all, zest for life and a deep spirituality that was an inspiration to all who had the privilege of knowing her. She was born to Walter and Elizabeth Gallow in Winnipeg, Canada. She never lost her love of the “prairie” and to her last days fondly recalled her love of the winters she experienced as a child growing up. When her sister moved to Santa Barbara to marry, her mother encouraged her to follow. She did and eventually met Joseph Bazzi, the son of Italian immigrants. They had three children and were married for almost 57 years at the time of Joe’s death in 2007. Betty spent the remainder of her life in Santa Barbara. Betty’s life was taken up with her family and the other great love of her life...her art. A lifelong self-taught artist, her paintings have been exhibited around Santa Barbara and Goleta throughout the years. She was a charter member of the Goleta Art Association and participated in Gallery 113 since its founding. for over forty years, she attended art classes through the Adult Education, and made many lifelong friendships with fellow local artists. Her plein air watercolor landscapes of local scenes beautifully captured the scenic appeal of the Santa Barbara area. Betty was an active person, iceskating and playing softball in her youth, swimming in the ocean in her adult years, riding her bicycle until she was 86, and making a daily loop around the block with her walker and regularly attending the Goleta Senior Center dances into her nineties. Above all, Betty was a beautiful and gracious soul who blessed all who met her with her warm heart, love of life and gratefulness. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Joseph; son, Dean Paul Bazzi; parents, Walter and Elizabeth Gallow; and sister,

Miriam “Myrnie” Boaden. She is survived by her daughter Linda Bernson of Santa Barbara; son and daughter-in-law Craig and Gail Bazzi of Silverton, Oregon; grandchildren, Rachel Bernson, Jessica (John) Gill, Tyler Bazzi, Grace (Nathanael) Parson, and Julianne (David) Reeher; and great-grandchildren, Alexa Sanchez, Dillon Fogarty, Caitlin Gill, Lauren Gill, Solomon Parson and Rainer Parson. In lieu of gifts/flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care of Santa Barbara, whose wonderful staff provided such compassionate care in her last days. Donate online at www. vnhcsb.org or by mail to VNHC Foundation, 509 East Montecito Street, Suite 200 Santa Barbara, CA 93103.

Martha Conant Karoff

Martha Conant Karoff died peacefully and with grace at her home in Santa Barbara, CA, on September 3, 2015, at the age of 79. Martha was supported during an extended period of declining health by the love of her family— seventeen strong—and her many, many friends in Santa Barbara, in West Newton and Boston, MA, and beyond. Martha was born in Keene, New Hampshire, to Kenneth G. Conant and Mary Ellen Hartnett Conant. Martha graduated with honors from Keene High School and attended Brandeis University (’58), where she met and married her husband of 58 years, Peter Karoff, who survives her. Martha was the first woman president of the Neighborhood Club in West Newton, and the founding board chair of New Repertory Theatre in Watertown, MA. In 2014, to celebrate its 30th anniversary, New Rep established the Karoff Award for Lifelong Leadership, with Martha as its first recipient. Part of her New Rep legacy was its first-ever fundraiser, with a scene from A.R. Gurney’s “The Dining Room,” staged around Martha’s dining room table. Martha was known as the “unofficial Mayor” of West Newton Hill and served on the

board of the All Newton Music School and the New Arts Center. In Santa Barbara, Martha was a member of the CAMA Woman’s Board and Social Venture Partners. She participated over many years in several spirited book and bridge clubs on both the East and West coasts. For Martha, family was everything, and gatherings over Christmas and Thanksgiving—often with 30+ at the table—along with years of glorious summers on Martha’s Vineyard and Chappaquiddick, made for great joy and enduring memories. At one especially memorable night in 1985, Martha was given a surprise party celebrating her 100 Years of Motherhood. Other standouts were annual Halloween parties in West Newton, where, for 40 years, Martha and Peter served popcorn and cider to what grew to more than 700 trick-or-treaters. She will always be remembered by her children and grandchildren for demanding, but never getting, Christmas lists before Halloween. Martha had a remarkable authenticity as a person who cared, listened to others, and was an empathetic and gifted friend, leader, and mentor. She will be deeply missed by Peter; her daughters Deborah Ann Karoff of Santa Barbara, CA; Lorinda Karoff of Brooklyn, NY; Rebecca Karoff of Madison, WI; and son Thomas Michael Karoff of Armonk, NY; and their devoted spouses, Anna DiStefano, Jef Jeffrey Younger, Brad Wolbert, and Pamela Furtsch. Martha was in awe of the accomplishments of her children and immensely proud of her seven talented grandchildren ranging in age from 7 to 23: Lauren, Sarah, Devon, Sophie, Jacob, Emma, and Kaeli. Martha also leaves behind her brother- and sister-in-law, Richard M. Karoff and Sandra Manzella, along with nephews, their wives, and children, and a sister, Betsy Conant Drouin, and brother-in-law Raymond Drouin, and their children. She dearly loved her family, her home, her community, art, music, wooden jigsaw puzzles, and knitting gorgeous sweaters. Most of all she loved her life with her soulmate of 58 years, Peter. We wish you, we wish you a merry, merry … life With hue and cry and joy, the floribunda of family And all those roses that tell of being and loving a wife. A celebration of Martha’s life will be held on October 17, 2015, in Santa Barbara, and on



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November 21 in West Newton. To share a memory or leave an online condolence, please visit www.wrhsb.com. Details on the October 17 and November 21 celebrations will be posted there in coming weeks. Contributions in her honor may be made to: Foodbank of Santa Barbara County 1525 State Street, Suite 100 Santa Barbara, CA 93101 New Repertory Theatre 200 Dexter Avenue Watertown, MA 02472 Rosie’s Place 888 Harrison Ave Boston, MA 02118

Louie E. Villegas 06/21/21 – 09/04/15


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Got Gamed


n August 25, with no warning, Governor Brown signed a 25-year gaming compact crafted over several years in closed-door negotiations with the Santa Ynez Chumash tribe. Two days later, the county learned this in a press release announcing the roughly 300-page compact. One day later, the county was informed that on the following Tuesday the compact would be reviewed by Senate and Assembly committees. The county, allowed two minutes to comment, stated in part,“The County Board of Supervisors has not had an opportunity to fully review, analyze, or consider taking a formal position.” The next day, State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson managed the approval of the bill on the Senate floor. The public and the county were eliminated from input in this six-day railroading of the public process. Government by the people, for the people? The public had no chance to understand this compact. Our state

government eliminated us. The principles upon which our government is formed were violated. The governor and Hannah-Beth Jackson just sold us down the river. Will it happen again? On a related issue, the tribe, in letters to the editor, advertisements, and at its website, stated the current expansion of the casino is not to increase gaming. In fact, the multiyear negotiations for this compact raises it from 2,000 to 2,500 gaming devices. The current casino expansion, from the day it was planned, is for — Mike Brady, Santa Ynez increased gaming.

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¶ An Afternoon with Bill Moyers, set for the Granada Theatre on October 4, has been canceled. And the showing of Sideways in the Friday Nite Wine Flix series, noted in The Week last issue, took place on September 11, not the 14th. ¶ In the minimum-wage news story last week [independent.com/cityminwage], though Service Employees International (SEIU) and United Food and Commercial Workers unions support the city’s Raise the Wage Campaign, a separate SEIU local is affiliated with the statewide ballot initiative. ¶ Readers Annette and William Colbert wrote in to correct our “Evangelical Rock Star” news story from last week [independent.com/RobertBarron]. The new auxiliary bishop, Robert Barron, was rector of Mundelein Seminary and a visiting professor at Notre Dame University. He replaces Msgr. Michael Jennett, the episcopal vicar who is retiring. The word to describe the Ordination Mass is “concelebration.” The Independent welcomes letters of less than 250 words that include a daytime phone number for verification. Letters may be edited for length and clarity. Send to: Letters, The Independent, 122 W. Figueroa St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101; or fax: 965-5518; or email: letters@independent.com. Unabridged versions and more letters appear at independent.com/opinions.

Louie Villegas passed away peacefully at his home on September 4 at the age of 94. He was born June 21, 1921, in Santa Barbara on E. Ortega St. to Romualdo and Patrocinio Villegas. Louie, the oldest of five children, grew up in Santa Barbara and Lompoc, where he graduated from Lompoc High School. In 1938, the family briefly returned to Santa Barbara but later moved to Chihuahua, Mexico, the hometown of Romualdo and Patrocinio. After World War II broke out, both Louie and his brother Mike returned to the U.S. in 1942 to fight in the war. Louie enlisted in the navy, first serving as a gunner on the USS Gillespie. One of his first assignments was protecting a convoy of 100 ships that was heading to Africa to support General George Patton’s forces. On a later mission to Alaska, after delivering 900,000 gallons of gasoline, his ship was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine and Louie was wounded and thrown overboard. He was rescued from the freezing water by a Russian fishing boat that happened to be in the area. Had he not been immediately rescued, he would have died within minutes. After he recovered from his wounds, Louie continued to serve in the war in the South Pacific campaign. He was discharged in 1945. Louie returned to Chihuahua to propose marriage to Elvira Vega whom he had met before


leaving to serve in the war. They married in 1946 and moved to Santa Barbara where they have lived ever since. Louie began working at Smardan & Hatcher Plumbing Supply as a truck driver and warehouse worker. His outgoing personality, organizational skills and bilingualism allowed him to eventually become the warehouse foreman. He retired from Smardan & Hatcher after a 30 year career. Louie was a very friendly, social person. He was proud of his children and greatly enjoyed family get-togethers for special holidays, birthdays or barbecues along with annual family vacations to Mexico and other destinations. He especially loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren who were a constant source of joy. He had many friends, and he highly valued those friendships. During his retirement years, Louie could be found at McDonald’s every morning discussing sports and the world’s problems with an everchanging group of fellow retirees. Louie is preceded in death by his brothers, Mike and Frank Villegas. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Elvira Villegas, his sisters Juventina Aranda and Rachel De Alba, his daughter Luz “Lucy” Villegas Buckelew (Pablo), son Luis A. Villegas (Tina), six grandchildren (Rebecca Borgioli (Andrea), Paloma Arnold (Matthew) Bianca Vega (Joey), Ariana Alvarez (Alfredo), Maritza Best (Sean), and Alessandra Villegas (Carlos), 10 great-grandchildren, numerous cousins, nephews and nieces. Louie, the patriarch of the family, will be greatly missed. The family wants to thank Dr. Michael Bernstein, for his 15 years of thoughtful caring for Louie, and Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice Care’s terrific services, especially those of Elizabeth Swede. The Rosary will be held on Thursday, September 17, at 7:30 p.m. and the funeral Mass on Friday, September 18, at 10:00 a.m., both at St. Raphael’s Church, 5444 Hollister Ave., Goleta, CA. Arrangements are entrusted to McDermott-Crockett Mortuary.

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Saturday, September 19th • 9am-12pm Coastal Cleanup Day Various creek and beach locations Countywide. View the complete list of cleanup sites and sign up at sbprojectcleanwater.org/ccd.

• 5-6pm - Leadbetter Beach Clean-Up with Babywearing SB Bring your little ones and meet between the restrooms and Shoreline Beach Cafe. Bags & gloves will be provided. For details contact Jen Hollywood at JHollywood@SantaBarbaraCA.gov.

Tuesday, September 22nd • Visit www.sbcreekweek.com for newly added events!

Wednesday, September 23rd

• 10am-12pm - Phelps Creek Clean-Up with UCSB Join the Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration (CCBER) at the corner of Phelps Rd. and Cannon Green Dr. in Goleta. For details contact Rachel Davis at davis@ccber.ucsb.edu.

• 7-8:30pm - Carpinteria Creek Watershed Coalition Presentation Meet at Island Brewing Company, 5049 6th Street in Carpinteria. For details contact info@schabitatrestoration.org.

Thursday, September 24th • 9:30am - Goleta Creek Clean-Up with Santa Barbara Channelkeeper Help clean up San Jose Creek and San Pedro Creek. For details or to RSVP, please contact penny@sbck.org.

Friday, September 25th • 12-2pm - UCSB Campus Lagoon Tour Meet at picnic tables by Parking Lot 5 at UCSB (south of De La Guerra Dining Commons). For details contact Scott Tomkinson at tomkinson@ccber.ucsb.edu.

• 1:00pm - Water Wise Landscaping Workshop with the City of Carpinteria and Green Gardens Group Carpinteria Veterans Memorial Building, 941 Walnut Ave. For details contact Erin Maker at (805) 684-5405 x415 or erinm@ci.carpinteria.ca.us.

• 4-6pm - Bird Walk with the City of Goleta Meet at the foot of the pier at Goleta Beach County Park, 5986 Sandspit Rd. For details contact Everett King at (805) 961-7565 or eking@cityofgoleta.org.

Sunday, September 20th • 10am - Carpinteria Wildlife Paddle Kayak the coast and walk the Carpinteria Salt Marsh with the City of Carpinteria. Meet at Carpinteria Boathouse, Ash Ave. at the Beach. $5 RSVP required - contact erinm@ci.carpineria.ca.us. september 17, 2015

• 1-6pm - Community Vision for Arroyo Burro Creek Join the Urban Creeks Council and Friends of Arroyo Burro Creek to tour and discuss restoration efforts on Arroyo Burro. Watershed Resource Center at Arroyo Burro County Beach Park, 2981 Cliff Dr. For details contact Eddie Harris at (805) 729-0172 or eharris@silcom.com.

• Visit www.sbcreekweek.com for newly added events!

• 10am-2pm - Carpinteria Salt Marsh Docent Tour Meet at the Salt Marsh entrance on Ash Ave. near Sandyland Rd. For details contact Andrea at (805) 684-8077.

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Monday, September 21st

• 9am-12pm - Ellwood Beach & Bluffs Clean-Up Meet at the red chimney at Ellwood Mesa Bluffs in Goleta. For details contact Everett King at (805) 961-7565 or eking@cityofgoleta.org.


Sunday, September 20th (cont.)

Saturday, September 26th • 9:30-11:30am - Land Shark Tour with the Creeks Division Learn about City of Santa Barbara restoration and water quality improvement efforts. $5 RSVP required - sign up at sbcreekweek.com. For details contact Liz Smith at (805) 897-2606 or LSmith@SantaBarbaraCA.gov. • 10am - Devereux Creek Clean-Up with the Environmental Defense Center Meet at the end of Coronado Dr. in Goleta. For details or to RSVP contact Brian Trautwein at (805) 963-1622 x108. • 10am-2pm - Carpinteria Salt Marsh Docent Tour Meet at the Salt Marsh entrance on Ash Ave. near Sandyland Rd. For details contact Andrea at (805) 684-8077. • 2pm - El Estero Wastewater Treatment Plant Tour Ages 8 and up. For details or to RSVP, contact Jessica Mkitarian at (805) 560-7586 or JMkitarian@SantaBarbaraCA.gov.

Sunday, September 27th • 10am-1pm - Kids’ Creek Week Celebration “Wonders of Water” Join Explore Ecology for snacks, make a “wish in a bottle,” watershed model demonstrations, videos, and much more! Watershed Resource Center at Arroyo Burro County Beach Park, 2981 Cliff Dr. For details contact Mariana at (805) 884-0459 x18 or mariana@exploreecology.org.

Like us at www.facebook.com/sbcreekweek or visit www.sbcreekweek.com to keep up to date on Creek Week events!



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politician sound like? Loud, rude, boisterous, insulting, and given to ethnic slurs, but nevertheless commanding the political stage, backed by a strong following of voters, who saw him as a fearless gadfly, a champion of the people. Some compare him to presidential candidate Donald Trump. But Trump, for all his bellowing, is nothing like a member of Santa Barbara’s City Council of the 1970s, Gus Chavalas. Chavalas, born in Greece in 1894 and retired rich from his Bay Area car dealership, charged onto the Santa Barbara scene at age 75, full of accusations that the local garbage company was corrupt. A gruff bear of a man, Chavalas shouted and shouted at the City Council in the late 1960s, sometimes ejected from the chambers by Mayor Don MacGillivray, who called police. Eventually, garbage officials got indicted. The indictments were thrown out of court, but Chavalas got elected in 1969, and the city got a new garbage company. And he kept on shouting down anyone who had something else to say, whether it be fellow councilmembers or department heads. He was known, during at least one City Council debate, to call fellow councilmember Leo Martinez a “dirty Mexican.” Martinez, now living in New Mexico, told me he just saw Chavalas as an angry old man and let it slide. He was free with other ethnic slurs. But you crossed swords with him at your risk.

But beyond his supposed good-government blustering, there was a darker side to Chavalas, known only to few at City Hall. This week I talked to several city officials I knew from that era. Chavalas, it seems, had a habit of going into City Hall when it was closed on weekends, and when he found one particular woman working overtime, “He would pinch her breasts, leaving dark bruises,” according to one former official, who learned about it much later from the woman. I knew the woman, a sweet person, and it makes me angry to learn that she suffered abuse from this bully. She never reported it. She’s dead now, and may she rest in peace. He was well-known as enjoying hugging women workers at City Hall. Whether they enjoyed it is something else. But finally the stories of his behavior with women employees got to the point where some councilmembers decided that something had to be done, another former official told me this week. Blow the whistle on the abuser? Turn him in? Well, no. “Mayor [David] Shiffman was delegated to take Chavalas for a ride and have a talk with him,” a former city official told me. Shiffman asked city administrator Richard Thomas to come along. So they picked up Chavalas. Shiffman, according to my informant, turned to Thomas and passed the ball. “Go ahead, Dick.” I knew Chavalas, and it’s hard to imagine him meekly apologizing and promising to

change his ways. But maybe he did. Chavalas, Shiffman, and Thomas are dead, so I can’t ask them. Chavalas finally decided not to run for reelection. But there was one last ugly chapter in his life before he left office in 1979. While driving on upper State Street in 1976, he hit and killed a 69-year-old woman. Her family sued for a reported $2 million, claiming that despite poor eyesight, he was not wearing his required eyeglasses and was reckless and negligent. It’s not known the result of the suit. Charged with misdemeanor manslaughter, he was fined $940 and gave up his license. He died in 1987 at 93. As for Trump, can he really get the Republican presidential nomination? One party activist in Iowa quoted by the New York Times compared him to “the bad boy you date over the summer before returning to college.” WACKY TITLES: Here’s this year’s selection

of wacky titles gleaned by volunteers for the annual Mary Jane McCord Planned Parenthood book sale starting tonight, September 17, at Earl Warren Showgrounds:

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


SHOWGROUND OF BOOKS: This year’s Planned Parenthood annual book sale is dedicated to Mary Jane McCord, who died in April. She led the sale volunteers for 35 years.

Murder Can Mess Up Your Mascara Never Lick a Moving Blender Never Cook Bacon Naked Wild and Wacky Lompoc Do Dead People Watch You Shower?

I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti My Lobotomy, a Memoir Never Trust a Thin Cook There’s No Toilet Paper on the Road Less Traveled

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DANCE w o r k s

Does BroaDway way Choreographer Adam Barruch Reinvents Sweeney Todd by Charles Donelan • Photos by David Bazemore


sk anyone in theater, and they’ll tell you— you audi-

ence is everything. Without people in the seats who get what you do, there’s no reason for the show to go on, and little or nothing to inspire you. On the other hand, once you find your audience and connect with them, everything flows from there. On two recent Fridays, I joined a specialized and self-selecting dance audience of about 50 for Friday Club, a program of Dianne Vapnek’s DANCEworks residency project at the Lobero Theatre. Each year DANCEworks brings a major choreographer from the world of contemporary dance to set up in the theater and rehearse a new project onstage for a month. At the end of the month, the company performs the piece as a work in progress in a pair of shows on Friday and Saturday. This year’s performances are on September 25-26, and the project is an unusual one. As the members of the Friday Club have witnessed, choreographer Adam Barruch is a unique talent even within the highly eclectic context of contemporary dance, and his goal, which is to create a modern-dance version of Stephen Sondheim’s classic musical Sweeney Todd, straddles the boundary that divides contemporary dance’s sprawling universe from the typically more structured environment of professional musical theater. It’s an audacious move, and one that puts the young artist in an exposed position, vulnerable as only those caught between two worlds can be. Yet here in Santa Barbara, through DANCEworks and inside the Lobero, Adam Barruch has found his audience, and great things are flowing from there. Like the folks who subscribe to master classes at the Music Academy of the West, the platinum pass purchasers at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, or the audience that attends the curator’s talks at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, the DANCEworks Friday faithful are a highly informed, passionate bunch, and they usually know when something is really good. They are as excited as I have ever seen them about Barruch’s Sweeney, and the feeling must be quite contagious because it has spread as far as Canada. Margie Gillis, CM CQ, a legend in the modern dance world and a powerful advocate for human rights, has come to town as a mentor to Barruch and the dancers for the duration of the project. Gillis met Barruch when he was at Juilliard, where she serves as an advisor to the choreography program, and her take on him is unequivocal. “I’m here because Adam is a genius, and I care deeply about the kind of emotion-based work that he’s doing in this project,” she told me, adding that she has “always been keen on movement that speaks to the inner soul while it forwards the narrative of character.” According to Gillis, it’s her dedication to dance as a tool for humanity that drove her to fly to Santa Barbara and “get in the room with them and see what these dancers can do.” The effort that Gillis has made to be in Santa Barbara for DANCEworks 2015 may speak more loudly than her copious praise for Adam Barruch; her presence at rehearsal and then onstage with the performers during the Friday Club question-and-answer sessions sharpens the sense that we may be witnessing something that’s not only innovative but also potentially important.

SWEENEY’S COMPANY: Clockwise from left are Haylee Nichele, Jodi McFadden, Chelsea Bonosky, William D. Popp, Timothy Heck, Zachary McNally, Margie Gillis, CM CQ, Lily Ockwell, and Adam Barruch.

Sweeneymania HitS Santa BarBara So, the eyes of the dance world are on this project, but what about the theater crowd? Well, they seem equally fascinated by this particular Sondheim work this season. As many people already know, the DANCEworks project is not the only production of Sweeney Todd in Santa Barbara this fall. Ensemble Theatre Company’s artistic director, Jonathan Fox, will helm a fully staged theatrical version of the musical at the New Vic to open their season beginning on October 8. It would be easy to read too much into what is essentially a happy coincidence, but one thing is certain: Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd is a bona fide masterpiece. There’s no more canonical work of American musical theater in the second half of the 20th century. Looking at Sondheim’s achievement as a whole, and leaving it up to the individual fan to choose his or her own favorite as his “best work,” it’s nevertheless inevitable to see Sweeney as the culmination of Sondheim’s major creative period of the 1970s. His string of five shows

from that decade—Company Company (1970), Follies (1971), A Little Night Music (1973), Pacific Overtures (1976), and Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street (1979) —strikes Ethan Mordden, the dean of Broadway historians, as “the only body of work to rival the Big Five of early Rodgers and Hammerstein.” Long a favorite of musical theater aficionados, Sweeney even had a substantial Hollywood moment in 2007 when a masterful Johnny Depp performance in the lead ignited Tim Burton’s screen adaptation. So how did a young choreographer like Adam Barruch get permission to completely reimagine such a valuable piece of intellectual property? There are two sides to the answer, and they meet in the middle, at the great composer’s New York townhouse. On one side, there’s Sondheim’s own predisposition toward innovative approaches to his work. The “Concept Production,” replete with “ghosts, narrators, and Bernadette Peters” is core enough to his sensibility to rate inclusion in



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Reception: Friday, September 18, 5–8 pm Panel Discussion: 6:30 pm A group exhibition of three local contemporary artists: Iben G. Vestergaard, Tom Post and Rosemarie C. Gebhart.

As the title Mood Swing suggests, each of the artists' work evokes a unique emotional response from the viewer. From large abstract canvases verging on the edge of narration to ethereal and non-objective works, each is a commentary on our transitory moods from dark to joyful.

Mordden’s tongue-in-cheek checklist for the “Sond- Barruch’s personal experience on Broadway than it did heim handbook.” with the clarity of his vision for moving musical theater And for Sondheim, this is not an impulse that performance forward. Barruch presented Sondheim with a synthesis of always ends after the initial production. The 2005 Broadway revival of Sweeney took place in a single three elements that cohere in what he refers to as the location — an insane asylum — and required that all show’s aura. These elements are: the actors play musical instruments. Leading man Michael Cerveris played guitar, Broadway legend Patti Abstract principles of movement drawn from LuPone played the tuba, and — wait for it, because contemporary dance this is the real kicker — the show made money. Lots of Psychology-based character development money. Enough to earn out a $3.5 million initial investthrough movement ment after just 19 weeks. It seems there is a potential “Phenomena,” which is Barruch’s preferred term for the representation of objects (like a razor), upside to letting new people run a little wild with your atmospheres (like smoke or rain), and physical reacpast work, at least if you are Stephen Sondheim. From Adam Barruch’s side, the logic behind this tions (like fire) through gestures and without resorting bold appropriation of the musical as material for cre- to props ating dance is both personal What does this synthesis/ and professional. Born and aura look like in practice? And raised in the New York metro how is it different from the area, Barruch was a successful It would be easy to read relatively imaginative chorechild actor on Broadway. He ography of, say, Susan Stroman too much into what is was used to appearing in front (who Barruch happens to have of thousands of people with essentially a happy worked with as a child)? The everyone from Tony Bennett short answer is that it looks to the Backstreet Boys before coincidence, but one thing is quite different even from the he reached his teens. As a most extraordinary Broadway young adult at the Juilliard certain: Stephen Sondheim’s choreography of this century. School, Barruch discovered a You would never mistake Sweeney Todd is a new way of moving through these intensely, contemporary dance and bona fide masterpiece. unexpectedly physiquickly developed a reputacal performances tion as an original choreogfor those of a traditional rapher and a sophisticated, production. powerful director. Yet the Most noticeable at first are the abstract figures Barruch whole time that his repuhas drawn from the vocabutation in the dance world was growing, Barruch lary of contemporary dance, which include attachments, isolations, retained his original fascination with narrative theater and and floor work. For example, in his version Sondheim’s work in particular. of “Epiphany,” the song where Sweeney asserts A late-night session of animated talk and that “we all deserve to die,” the actor playing listening to soundtrack recordings led him Sweeney not only sings the role at full volume to enter a small television studio alone where but also does so while moving around the stage he videotaped himself performing to Angela in a variety of total-body dance moves, and with Lansbury’s rendition of “The Worst Pies in the rest of the cast holding and touching him with London,” one of Sweeney’s signature numbers. their hands and bodies the entire time. Uploaded to YouTube, the clip went viral, In rehearsal, Barruch follows this big, mobile or at least viral enough to reach Sondheim, cuddle puddle from place to place, snapping who invited Barruch to come by and discuss his fingers to count off the beats and singing potentially expanding the idea into a full along with his Sweeney, all the while adjusting production. This residency with DANCEthe various ways in which the other dancers “attach” to the main figure. Later, when the works, while not intended to result in a full composite group links its seven arms into a production this fall, is fully authorized by the composer and represents an interlong, single limb and mimes the slash of a mediary step agreed upon by both parrazor, it’s as though all the actors were parts ties as potentially leading to something of one large body. more substantial. Audiences at the perIn “Green Finch and Linnet Bird,” Barformances in the Lobero will see songs mostly drawn ruch’s longtime collaborator Chelsea Bonosky demfrom act 1, including “Green Finch and Linnet Bird,” onstrates her fluency in the gestural vocabulary that Barruch has created in his solos and duets. While Santa “Epiphany,” and “The Worst Pies in London.” Barbaran (and Dos Pueblos Theatre Company’s Mary Poppins) Sofia Ross sings, Bonosky spins her body and swirls her fluid blonde mane in counterpoint to a I went into this assuming the piece was coming from a dazzling series of hand and arm isolations, swift, sharp very personal place and that it represented the staging figures that take on a life of their own at the limits of one man’s private experience of an unusually rich of her considerable wingspan. In rehearsal, Barruch and evocative score. Now that I’ve seen several rehears- shapes this solo by mirroring the movements he wants als and listened carefully to Barruch and his dancers to see, and the two dancers gambol around the Lobero as they work through the material, I’m convinced this stage in a mystical state of deep communication. At one point Barruch coaches Bonosky by saying, first take was wrong. What appears eccentric is in fact grounded in a remarkably thorough and systematic “It’s okay if you want to get caught by the floor here,” approach. My guess is that what persuaded Stephen and she responds by flowing noiselessly from her feet to take a chance on Adam had much less to do with onto her chest, back, and shoulders, rolling as spon-

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taneously through a sequence of prone maneuvers as an experienced stage dancer might proceed through a series of steps. I think this is what Barruch is referring to when he says that he is bringing the abstract movement vocabulary of contemporary dance to the narrative demands of the Broadway musical. Where there were once steps to learn and “jazz hands” to flutter above them, there is now a whole new set of moves that go up, down, and sideways according to the emotional heat of the dramatic moment.

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The danceworkS/ loBero mojo Seeing all this from a theater seat with the performers rehearsing on the Lobero stage reminds me that Dianne Vapnek conceived DANCEworks in consultation with the Lobero’s David Asbell as offering a special mojo that’s generally denied to choreographers — working the whole time in the theater space. When I ask if rehearsing onstage instead of in a studio makes a difference, the group’s collective “yes” resounds to the top of the fly tower.“There’s no adapting the piece to the space — that obstacle goes away,” said Barruch.“Ordinarily you work on a piece for a few weeks, and then you get to the theater and there’s this moment of ‘Oh no’ because things are never the way you imagine them from the studio.” The actors are eager to chime in on this subject, as well, citing the advantages of knowing exactly how much they will have to project to reach the rear of the room. “We know it has to be big enough, and we develop a strong relationship to the energy of the room,” said Jodi McFadden, whose Broadway credits include Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, where she entered the stage on wires from the ceiling. This development of the work on-site has been a part of Vapnek’s vision for DANCEworks from the beginning, and the impact on this particular production is already unmistakable. It also, according to Barruch, has a lot to do with Sweeney.“Sondheim wrote for the theater — that’s what his work is about, and that’s where it comes alive,” he said, adding that, “the warmth and scale of the Lobero are perfect for what we’re trying to do.”

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For those intrepid theatergoers who plan to join the DANCEworks audience on Friday or Saturday night for Sweeney Todd at the Lobero, here’s what to expect. You will not get the whole play but rather a fair sample of its important musical numbers, including many songs you probably already know and love, including the beautiful “Green Finch and Linnet Bird,” the scary “Epiphany” of Fleet Street’s demon barber, and McFadden’s dazzling, fully sung and performed version of Barruch’s original “Worst Pies in London” routine, the bit that got the show rolling in the first place. You will witness awe-inspiring movement and song from some of the most talented young performers in the world, and perhaps be present at the creation of a whole new direction for the musical, and that’s not an exaggeration. After all, Adam Barruch’s restlessness in the face of business as usual on Broadway is widespread, yet interest in the canon, as can be seen by the preponderance of revivals on Broadway this season, has never been greater. What DANCEworks has brought us could be the new way to reveal the depth of musical theater’s greatest compositions that everyone’s been looking for.

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9/17: Lecture: Ghost Shipwrecks Recently Discovered off San Francisco’s Golden Gate This past year, several shipwrecks have been found at the entrance of the San Francisco Bay. Robert Schwemmer, west coast regional maritime heritage coordinator for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, will share his research, including the cutting-edge technology used to record each wreck. Membersonly reception: 6:15-6:45pm; lecture: 7pm. S.B. Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Wy. Free-$10. Call 962-8404 or visit sbmm.org.

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thurSday 9/17 9/17-9/20: Murder at Café Noir Former Circle Bar B Dinner Theatre producers David and Susie Couch are back as Prism Productions and are bringing you a new kind of dinner and a show when the audience is asked to help solve a murder set in a Caribbean Island in the ’40s. A three-course meal will be served during the performance. The show runs through September 27. Thu.-Sat.: 7pm; Sun.: 1pm. Goodland Supper Club at The Timbers, 10 Winchester Canyon Rd., Goleta. $45-$49. Call 705-9598 or visit tinyurl.com/ goodlandsupperclub. 9/17: Community Mental Wellness Screening The S.B. County Department of Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Services along with HopeNet of Carpinteria will host a free screening during the Farmers Market. These screenings will be brief and confidential, and no appointment is required. Discuss your results


with a licensed mental-health professional. Spanish speakers are welcome. 4-7pm. Seal Fountain, 800 Linden Ave., Carpinteria. Free. Call 886-5403 or visit cosb .countyofsb.org/admhs. 9/17: Mr. Little Jeans, MOTHXR Born and raised in the woodsy side of Norway, Mr. Little Jeans grew up listening to her mother’s guitar or Simon & Garfunkel records. Influenced by a wide range of artists, from Mariah Carey to Massive Attack, she has created a new genre of music to make you freeze and dance. Welcoming her onstage will be four-piece indie band MOTHXR. 9pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State St. $15. Ages 18+. Call 962-7776 or visit sohosb.com.

Friday 9/18 9/18-9/23: The Mary Jane McCord Planned Parenthood Book Sale Celebrate the 41st Annual Book Sale, the largest

used-book sale in the tri-counties, with books available for all readers, from preschool and children to young adult and large print, in all categories, including cookbooks, history, fiction, sports, and more. The sale ends September 27. Fri.-Sat.: 10am8pm; Sun.: 10am-6pm; Mon.Wed.: noon-8pm. Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real. Free. Visit booksale.ppsbvslo.org. Read more on p. 33. 9/18: The Story of Orion It is mythological fairy tale time at the library. Come hear the story of Orion, the huntsman whom Zeus placed in the stars that create his constellation. Following the story, participants will make their own star constellation. Parent participation is not required, but preregistration is. 3:30-4:30pm. Goleta Library, 500 N. Fairview Ave., Goleta. Free. Ages 6-11. Call 964-7878 or visit sbplibrary.org. 9/18: Solution for Dreamers Fridays Did you know that at this current rate of extinction, wild tigers will disappear by 2020? S.B.-based Tiger Heroes will be the special feature for this

series of events. Join to support and save the remaining 3,200 tigers in the wild. During this event, there will be an unveiling of the first of 10 larger-than-life tiger-head sculptures handcrafted by Matthew McAvene, which will later be sold. 5pm. Oniracom, 720 E. Haley St. Free. Visit tigerheroes.com. Read more on p. 43. 9/18: Gloria Kaye Author of Healer’s Hands, Healer’s Heart Gloria Kaye will discuss her book that shares stories and teaches readers how they can use energetic healing methods to help family and friends. There will be a book-signing following the lecture. 5pm. Tecolote Book Shop, 1470 E. Valley Rd. Free. Call 969-4977. 9/18-9/20: Reconnected This new collection of one-act plays both dramatic and comedic follows last year’s successful one-acts titled Connected. Watch a screenwriter receive a visit from his muse in The Ghost of Grace Kelly, a col-

9/19: Mads Tolling “Mads Men” Two-time Grammy-winning Danish-born violinist Mads Tolling (pictured), along with his quartet, will perform a celebration of instrumental hits from the ’60s and ’70s “Mad Men” era. Be prepared for the “Theme from Mission: Impossible,” “The Pink Panther Theme,” and more. Event proceeds will help fund the new Atterdag Care Center Rehabilitation Wing, the valley’s skilled nursing facility for seniors. 7:30pm. Solvang Festival Theater, 420 2nd St., Solvang. $45-$100. Call 688-3263 or visit atterdagvillageofsolvang.com.


lege-bound couple say farewell to first love in Taking Wing, and six more stories for an entertaining night of theater. The show runs through September 26. Fri.Sat.: 8pm; Sun.: 3pm. Plaza Playhouse Theater, 4916 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria. $13-$17. Call 684-6380 or visit plazatheater carpinteria.com. 9/18: Funk Zone Art Walk Join in on the neighborhood’s vibrant artistic community. Experience the Funk Zone with insightful art lectures, live music, pop-up artists, beer and wine tastings, galleries, and other activities. 5-8pm. Various locations. Free. Visit tinyurl.com/funkzoneartwalk for a full list of participating venues.

Saturday 9/19 9/19: Miniature Golf at the S.B. Courthouse Come play miniature golf on the lawn of one of S.B.’s most beautiful and historic landmarks. All proceeds will benefit the S.B. Courthouse Legacy Foundation. 10am-2pm. Free-$5. S.B. County Courthouse, 1100 Anacapa St. Call 770-7222 or visit sbclf.org. courtesy


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9/19: S.B. Theatre Pipe Organ Society Open Console During this event, chamber tours will be conducted, and you can play or just listen to the organ. Bring your friends, and tell your neighbors about this unique opportunity! The side door on Sola Street will be propped open for you to enter through. 9-11am. Arlington Theatre, 1317 State St. Free. Visit sbtos.com.

9/19: 24th Annual Day of Caring Give back to the community by helping out different organizations in your neighborhood. This year, there has been a striking increase in the number of requests for volunteers by different nonprofit organizations, schools, parks, and churches. Get a good breakfast, and be assigned to different locations where you’ll be painting, fixing, and more. Kickoff breakfast: 8am; Day of Caring: 9am-1pm. Ben Page Youth Ctr., 4540 Hollister Ave. Free. Visit unitedwaysb.galaxydigital.com. 9/19: In Bloom: Promising Practices in Nature-Based Urban Early Childhood Education This one-day conference for parents, teachers, and administrators will have workshops and keynote speakers such as David Sobel from Antioch University New England, discussing the research and benefits of children spending part of their day learning outdoors. You’ll spend the day exploring the school grounds and nearby urban gardens and connecting children to the nearby naturally built environments. Outdoor clothes suitable for sitting on the ground are recommended. Lunch will be included, but bring your own water. 8:30am-4pm. Open Alternative School, 4025 Foot-

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hill Rd. $75. Call 962-8179 or visit antiochsb.edu/ibsb. 9/19: A Country Night Out Dust off those boots and giddy up to Sharkeez for a country night. All ticket proceeds will go toward hometown cowgirl Kaili Graf and her American paint rescue horse Soby as they journey to the Western Dressage World Championships. Prizes for best hat and boots will be given. 7pm. Baja Sharkeez, 525 State St. $15$25. Call 845-9572 or visit tinyurl. com/sharkeezgocountry. david kafer


9/19: California Coastal Cleanup Day Be a part of this local and international event, and help clean our beaches and water! 9am-noon. Various locations. Free. Visit sbprojectclean water.org/CCD for a full list of locations. 9/19: David Dixon Author of The Lost Gettysburg Address: The Civil War Odyssey of Charles Anderson David Dixon will discuss slave-owner Anderson, why he sacrificed nearly everything to help save the Union, and how he ended up sharing the spotlight with Lincoln at Gettysburg in 1863. The New York Times has called this story “among the most moving and romantic episodes of the War.” 11am. First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance Ave. Free. Call 884-9909 or visit sbgen.org. 9/19: Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals, Gill Landry Ben Harper is back with his eclectic blues, folk, reggae, and rock, and this time he is reuniting with the Innocent Criminals. Together with The Blind Boys of Alabama, they have won a Grammy for collaborative album There Will Be a Light. Welcoming him onstage will be Louisiana-born singer/songwriter and guitarist Gill Landry. 6pm. S.B. Bowl, 1122 N. Milpas St. $50-$80. Call 962-7411 or visit sbbowl.com.

19 9/19: 3rd Annual Strength to Give Calling all athletes: This is your time to gather for a day of giving, competition, and camaraderie. Participants will complete different workouts of the day based on any level of fitness. Following the workout, there will be food, drink, and KjEE’s Phat J. All proceeds will go to the Transition House, an area nonprofit dedicated to providing housing solutions to families in crisis. 10am-5pm. CrossFit Pacific Coast, 220 E. Cota St. $30. Visit strengthtogive.com.

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FRIDAY 9/19: The Grand Expedition Come meet with more than 20 of the world’s greatest adventure travel companies, and get inspiration, insight, and ideas for future journeys. There will be giveaways and experienced advice as to where your next destination should be. 11am-3pm. Cabrillo Pavilion Arts Ctr., 1118 E. Cabrillo Blvd. Free. Visit montecitovillagetravel.com. 9/19: Tom Rigney and Flambeau Virtuoso fiddler Tom Rigney, clad in his trademark red boots, and his expert quintet will provide a night of lowdown blues, fiery two-steps, funky New Orleans groove, and heartbreaking ballads. Join for a night of BBQ snacks, friends, and a large, spring-loaded dance floor. 8pm. Carrillo Recreation Ctr., 100 E. Carrillo St. $15-$40. Call 722-8155 or visit sbblues.org. 9/19: Water Wise Landscaping Workshop Make your garden look beautiful all year round. During this workshop, you will learn about the principles of the watershed approach to create a garden that thrives in our challenging climate, make a living soil sponge, remove turf without chemicals, and more. 1-4pm. Carpinteria Memorial Veterans Bldg., 941 Walnut Ave., Carpinteria. Free. Visit waterwisesb.org/ workshops. 9/19: 88+ Ways Music Can Change Your Life Book & Music Tour This book series features more than 150 inspirational stories, anecdotes, and quotes from musicians and fans from all over the world, seeking to raise awareness of how important music is educationally. Artists Erin Carere, Rose Kingsley, Vincent James, and Victoria DeMare will play in concert. Fifty percent of the proceeds will be donated

9/20: DAWG Days of Summer Reunion & Adoption Event This will be a day of fun, family, and furry friends. Go on a walk with DAWG trainer Brian Glen, paint a DAWG tile, or enter a doggie costume contest or an owner-dog lookalike contest. There will be a raffle, fun (and educational) tables for kids that are all about dogs, and food and treats from Dave’s Hot Dogs and Kona Ice available for purchase. 11am-3pm. Elings Park, 1298 Las Positas Rd. $5-$10. Call 681-0561 or visit sbdawg.org. to foundations providing instruments and lessons to schools and the community. Noon. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State St. $10. Call 962-7776 or visit sohosb .com.










Sunday 9/20 9/20: Aubrey Logan The S.B. Jazz Society is happy to present singer/trombonist Aubrey Logan, who will combine jazz vocals with R&B, neo-soul, pop, and a touch of rock. She will be accompanied by Ian Bernard on piano, Richard Simon on bass, and Paul Kreibich on drums. Spend the afternoon listening to some eclectic jazz. 1-4pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State St. $7-$25. Call 687-7123 or visit sbjazz.org.










9/20: PostFlaviana: Freemason in the Rye Joseph Atwill will give a lecture on whether the typology underlying the Gospels and Shakespeare is also found in J.D. Salinger’s 1951 novel The Catcher in the Rye. 1-4pm.







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week 9/20: 5th Annual Touch-a-Truck Beep! Honk! Don’t miss this opportunity to see, touch, get behind the wheel, honk horns, and explore more about trucks, construction equipment, and public-safety vehicles. Kids will meet the men and women who protect, serve, work, and build in our community. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase. All proceeds go to support the services of Postpartum Education for Parents. 9:30am-2:30pm. West Campus parking lot, SBCC, 721 Cliff Dr. Free-$20. Call 564-3888 or visit peptouchatruck.org. Karpeles Library Manuscript Museum, 21 W. Anapamu St. Free. Call 962-5322. 9/20: Glass Animals, LA Priest Childhood friends from the age of 14 and continuing to capture the attention of music lovers after their 2012 debut EP Zaba, this Oxford-based band will provide a night of rocking electronic music. Opening the show will be smoothjam-meets-electronic act LA Priest. 8pm. Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real. $30. Visit glassanimals.nightout.com.

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9/20: Family Nature Day Everyone is invited to enjoy all the special exhibits the museum has to offer for free. When was the last time you visited Mammal Hall, Chumash Hall, Bird Hall, or the Mineral & Gem Gallery? Participate in hands-on experiments at the Curiosity Lab, and explore the museum’s backyard! 10am5pm. S.B. Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol. Free. Call 682-4711 or visit sb nature.org.



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Monday 9/21 9/21: Google Digital Desserts Learn directly from Google wizards and Nerds Do It Better online marketing experts about Internet advertising. This event for marketers, business owners, and those new to AdWords will discuss why mobile is the future, how to increase phone calls, and the value of using advertisements. And, of course, desserts 9/21: MultiCultural Center Annual Kick-Off Celebrate the impending cultural fall with the ninepiece band La Misa Negra. They will play blends of ’50s- and ’60s-style cumbia and high-energy AfroColombian dance music. Come to the MCC for a night of unique, vintage Colombian sounds, dance, and fun. 7:30-9pm. MultiCultural Ctr. Courtyard, UCSB. Free. Call 893-8411 or visit mcc.sa.ucsb.edu.



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Docent Training Class

and coffee will be shared. 5:307:30pm. WorkZones, 351 Paseo Nuevo. Free. Visit nerdsdoitbetter .com/google-digital-eveningsanta-barbara.

October 5 - November 16 Mondays 9:30am - 12:00pm

We welcome interested people of all faiths to join our dedicated docents who:

9/21: Flick of da Week: Kill Bill Watch a screening of Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill, which follows “The Bride” as she seeks revenge against a team of assassins that she was once part of and who betrayed her and destroyed her life. 7pm. Velvet Jones, 423 State St. Free. Ages 21+. Call 965-8676 or visit velvet-jones.com.

Lead tours for visitors from all over the world • Instruct school children on early mission life • Guide guests through La Huerta Historic Garden • Welcome visitors to the Mission church • Conduct special tours on Mission art and architecture •


tueSday 9/22 9/22: Alex Sheshunoff Welcome this author as he signs his new book, A Beginner’s Guide to Paradise. The book follows his journey from having his own Internet startup in his midtwenties to getting burned-out and buying a one-way ticket to the island of Yap, giving up everything he was supposed to want in search of all the things he never knew he needed. 7pm. Chaucer’s Books, 3321 State St. Free. Call 682-6787 or visit chaucersbooks.com.

9/22: Take a “Loan” Off Your Shoulders Author Nick Marinoff wrote Take a “Loan” Off Your Shoulders: 14 Simple Tricks for Graduating Debt Free to help students avoid stepping into the world after college thousands of dollars in debt. Learn how he earned a bachelor’s degree without incurring debt. 6-7pm. Eastside Library, 1102 E. Montecito St. Free. Call 963-3727 or visit sbplibrary.org.

For more information, contact Laura Foss (805) 682-4713 (x166) / museumtours@sboldmission.org Application: www. santabarbaramission.org/docents

9/23: Cinderella Bring the whole family to watch Disney’s version of the classic fairy tale of Cinderella and the glass slipper, and see her go from dealing with that horrible stepfamily to (spoiler alert!) Prince Charming and the castle — there are even singing and sewing mice! 6-7:45pm. Goleta Library, 500 N. Fairview Ave., Goleta. Free. Children under age 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Call 964-7878 or visit sbplibrary.org.

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WedneSday 9/23 9/23: Dating Without Danger Parents and teens are invited to an informative and engaging evening with Christy Haynes, founder of What Is Love, who will educate you on knowing the dating-abuse warning signs, healthy relationships, and how to connect with community resources. A Spanish-language translation will be available. Preregistration is recommended. 6-7:30pm. Solvang Library, 1745 Mission Dr., Solvang. Free. Call 688-4214 or visit sbplibrary.org. 9/23: Dirty Martinis for Clean Water Don’t miss this fun and fresh Funk Zone party that will have specially priced martinis, food from Mony’s Taquería, and a Jeremy Harper art show, all to support Channelkeeper’s work in keeping our water clean and healthy. The Dirty Martini Drawing includes goods from Cutler’s Artisan Spirits, Still, and S.B. Olive Company. 5:30-8:30pm. Reds Wine Bar, 211 Helena Ave. $25. Call 563-3377 or visit sbck.org/ dirtymartinis.

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Hybrid Cycad Love at Lotusland


Text and photos by Caitlin Fitch “Some cycads are easy to grow, some are hard, but no matter what, they’re time-consuming,” said Paul Mills (pictured right) while repotting a rare hybrid cycad, which he’s grown from seed in Lotusland’s nursery. “It can take up to one and a half years for one leaf. That’s why there’s already folks lined up to pay over $1,000 for this plant!” A 20-year veteran of Montecito’s most amazing garden, Mills is assistant curator at Lotusland, where his job is to research and keep meticulous notes on all the plants in the collection. This cycad will be one of many items at the annual Exceptional Plants: Lotusland Auction and Sale, happening this Saturday, September 19, 1:305:30 p.m. Other plants that will be auctioned or sold include giant euphorbias, rare aloes, and hybrid plants that are completely unique to Lotusland. There will also be food, drinks, and, of course, the magical atmosphere. “This is one of the best events we have here at the garden because it’s solely focused on the plants,” explained Mills. See lotusland.org for tickets and info.

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Book Lovers of the World, Unite!

treasures are more expensive, and now that volunteers scan every new arrival for its resale value in the Amazon.com universe, fewer books are likely to fall through the cracks — like the $1,000 edition of Henry David Thoreau’s On Walden Pond that was retrieved after first getting chucked in the trash. Great pains are taken to ensure no book meets its maker in the recycle bin until all efforts to find it a home have been exhausted. Some volumes, however, defy placement, such as encyclopedias and old law school papers. Planned Parenthood has found itself in the hot seat in recent months over allegations — seized upon by political conservatives — of fetal-tissue marketing. That controversy, insistently denied by Planned Parenthood spokespersons, encouraged Santa Barbara’s supporters to donate even more enthusiastically than usual. “Many supporters have gone out of their way to express their support, solidarity, and gratitude for the vital health services we provide,” said spokesperson Julie Mickelberry. See booksale.ppsbvslo.org. booksale.ppsbvslo.org — Nick Welsh paul wellman file photo


or the last 40 years, book lovers, collectors, bibliophiles, antiquarians, page sniffers, and anyone remotely interested in books living within 100 miles of Santa Barbara have set their collective clocks to Planned Parenthood’s annual book sale. In terms of raw quantity, high quality, and ridiculously low prices, this 10-day event qualifies as the alpha and omega of used-book sales anywhere in California, let alone the South Coast. Running September 18-27, the sale is now in year 41, with an openingnight celebration ($25 a ticket) taking place on Thursday, September 17, all at the Earl Warren Showgrounds. To make this happen, finely honed teams of volunteers spend the better part of a year culling, categorizing, cleaning, and curating the roughly 100,000 books that get donated each year. Of that amount, about 50,000 wind up on the ocean of sales tables. There are more than 20 book categories, and the wares for each are painstakingly assembled by volunteers with a passion for the subject. Cookbooks and mysteries are perennial best sellers, but the local history table is usually overflowing with rare finds. Most trade paperbacks go for $1; hardcover best sellers are no more than $5. Hidden

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Whimsy Antiques


t Whimsy Antiques in Carpinteria, a group of beginner and seasoned crafters are ready for some lively scissor wielding and hot glue gunning. They’ve gathered for the first class in a seven-month series of “creative retreats” curated by the store’s owner, Karen Clark, and will soon be creating a book-like sculpture called a “Petite Paper Garden.” This week’s instructor, Julie Ippoliti, is a Los Angeles–based pro crafter who sells her work online and at craft shows. “A lot of art starts through crafts,” explained Ippoliti. “There are many artists that didn’t know they were artists until they started some small project and opened the door.” Ippoliti met Clark through Instagram, where they have become fast friends through a mutual love of arts and antiques. “There has been a great and weird evolution of finding all these artistic people from all different backgrounds,” said Ippoliti. “We’re hoping these workshops will build that community.” Clark credits social media with much of her success finding interested crafters. “I had no idea when I started Instagram that it was going to be a life-changer for our business,” said Clark, whose dedicated group of online followers often plans trips to her Whimsy store based solely on her profile postings. “I’m an art educator in my heart,” explained Clark, who’s been teaching art and photography to kids and adults for 35 years. Her current series was inspired by similar creative retreats she’s attended around the country, some taught by crafting legends like Mary Engelbreit. “It’s such a nice experience to get together with like-minded women that just want to escape and have fun for an hour,” she said. “We all need to nurture our creative sides.” — Carolina Starin


Whimsy Antiques, located at 5042 7th Street in

Carpinteria, will be hosting two classes a month for the next six months, including crafts such as rug-hooked owls, knitted autumn leaves, watercolors, and indigo dyeing. See the schedule at whimsyantiques.com under “workshops.”


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Annual BBQ

ontecito, Carpinteria, and Summerland boast many fine trails between them — the Cold Spring, Franklin, and Romero Canyon trails, to name a popular few. While you’ve likely explored them, you may not realize that the clear tread and easy accessibility are thanks to the volunteer work of the Montecito Trails Foundation (MTF). On Saturday, September 19, front-country footpath fans can show their gratitude for the 51-year-old organization by attending its annual fall BBQ at the Montecito Valley Ranch. The event kicks off at 7 a.m. with a trail run, followed by bike and horse rides in the morning, and a barbecue, dancing, music, and silent auction in the afternoon. Formed in 1964 in the wake of the Montecito Riding and Hiking Trails As s o c i at i on ( w h i c h started in 1959), the MTF preserves history, improves and widens existing routes, and opens new ones. The donor-funded organization focuses much of its work on trails threatened by property disputes, encroaching foliage, or historical misuse and trashing. “People don’t realize how much effort it takes to keep the trails open,� said president Bobbi King. “The trails are part of our future and our kids’ future, and it really is something that we don’t want to lose.� Recent projects included a major cleanup on the Cold Spring Trail, assistance in reopening Carpinteria’s Franklin Trail, and improving switchbacks on Montecito’s Buena Vista Trail, where Saturday’s trail excursions will take place. There’s also hope for making trails more equestrian-friendly in the future. Tickets are $60 for members, $70 for nonmembers, and free for children 12 and younger. See montecitotrails foundation.info. —Richie DeMaria

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Dons Win Big on Peabody Gridiron S.B. High Football Exerts Offensive Authority in 52-7 Rout of Channel Islands


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by John Zant hristopher “Tick” Jellison did not run onto

the field at Peabody Stadium before the start of last Friday’s Santa Barbara High football game. He skipped. “That’s Tick’s personality,” Dons coach JT Stone said. “He’s skipping, or he’s doing backflips in the hallway. He’s our Energizer Bunny.” Santa Barbara’s offense was ticking throughout the game, a 52-7 victory over the Channel Islands Raiders, and Jellison was involved from beginning to end. The 510, 175-pound junior returned the opening kickoff to the 41-yard line; he caught six passes, two of them for touchdowns; and he kicked the Dons’ last extra points. “Tick’s definitely the best athlete we have,” said senior quarterback Brent Peus, who completed 20 of 27 passes for 244 yards. “He plays with a relentless energy that stays from the first quarter to the fourth. He’s a character, a funny guy, but he’s not rah-rah before a game. He’s very calm, and then his energy comes out on the field.” Peus targeted several other reliable receivers during the course of the game. He launched other touchdown strikes to Mason Bigelow and Blake Kelley.“We have four very good receivers [also including Jeremiah Nicholson],” Jellison said. “We’ve been working together for three years. Try to double-team one of us, and somebody else is going to get open.” The Dons also ran the ball effectively, alternating the straight-ahead action of Sean Babcock with the shifty scampers of Isai Figueroa. They averaged 53 points in their first two games, both victories on the road, and a sizable crowd came out to see if they could keep it going against Channel Islands. Tank tops were the fans’ garb of choice on a sultry evening, except for the football uniform that a junior-varsity player was too proud to remove. “Before the game, we talked about how it was our last home opener at the stadium, and there’s been a long tradition to make everybody proud,” Peus said. Peabody Stadium, with its unique curving grandstand—it was built as a music bowl 90 years ago— is slated to undergo a $12.7-million makeover into a modern athletic complex. A drive is underway to raise the last $5 million in funding for the project. Four more home football games remain during the 2015 regular season.

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SCORES OF SCORES: Santa Barbara High’s quarterback Brent Peus (#16) tossed one of many completions (above) during the Dons’ rout of Channel Islands High, in which “Tick” Jellison (#20) scored two touchdowns (below), returned kickoffs, and kicked the extra points.

At halftime on Friday, the score was 33-0, and there was obvious evidence of deflation — not the footballs, but the visiting team. The Raiders coughed the ball up twice (interception and fumble) to set up Santa Barbara scores, and a center snap that sailed over their punter’s head gave the Dons another opportunity that they cashed in when Peus whipped a 23-yard pass to Jellison, who broke free on a corner route to the end zone. Donovan Zavaleta, one of those spunky little guys (56, 150 pounds) who can find a place in prep football, made a nice kickoff return after Channel Islands scored early in the second half to make the score 33-7. The Dons had started to drive again when Channel Islands safety Frank Romero stayed down after helping stop a run. In a scene that’s hard on every parent and fan of the game, paramedics

Game of the Week

9/18: College Soccer: Montana @ UCSB women; College of Charleston @ UCSB men: The Gaucho women (4-2-1) bring a four-game winning streak into Friday’s opening match. First-year forward Mallory Hromatko has scored three goals, including a game-winner in overtime at Duquesne, and added three assists during the run. Junior striker Nick DePuy has scored five goals for the Gaucho men (2-2-1). They will be playing at home for the first time since their opener, a 1-0 win over Stanford. The following Friday (9/25), Akron will visit UCSB, the site of the Zips’ 2010 NCAA championship victory. Women’s game: 5pm. $5-$8 (admission good for both games). Men’s game: 7:30pm. $8-$10. Harder Stadium. Call 893-UCSB (8272) or visit ucsbgauchos.com.

tended to Romero in the middle of the field. He was carefully immobilized and taken away on a stretcher. Raiders coach Gary Porter reported Monday that the player “has a deep bruise in his lower back, but there are no other signs of anything serious. He will miss this week’s game but should be able to return the following week.” The incident put a damper on the game, but Jellison created more excitement when he streaked downfield on a post pattern and caught a 27-yard TD pass from Peus. “We needed that,” the quarterback said.“We can count on Tick to make things happen.” Jellison said,“You have to stay positive. It’s football. That [Romero’s injury] is going to happen. You roll with the punches.” Jellison wanted to play football for the Dons ever since he watched his brother Bradford, who was both a running back and a defensive back in the 2010-11 seasons. “He was fun to watch,” Tick said.“He was always exciting.” The younger Jellison was ready when his time came. His nickname, by the way, was his own unwitting creation. As a toddler, he pronounced his name “Tickopher,” so his family began calling him Tick instead of Chris. When Santa Barbara started the sport of lacrosse last spring, Jellison gave it a try and enjoyed it. “It’s like football with a stick,” he said. Football is the sport of tradition at Peabody Stadium, and the Dons will try to keep things rolling in this promising season when they host the Rio Mesa Spartans on Friday, September 18. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. VAQUERO VIDEO: La Playa Stadium has a new scoreboard that was dedicated last Saturday before the SBCC Vaqueros’

football home opener, a 21-20 victory over Allan Hancock College. Funded by Union Bank, the scoreboard features a large screen that shows live video of the game in progress. Replays will be introduced at a future time, SBCC Athletic Director Ryan Byrne said. The Vaqueros will play their next game at La Playa on Saturday, September 19, at 1 p.m. n against East L.A. College. independent.com

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CULINARY CLASSROOM: Happy students learn coq au vin at the Carp kitchen of Nirasha and Jason Rodriguez.

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THE FOOD LiAisOn SIPS AND SMILES: M. Special Brewing Company in Goleta (above right) celebrates its grand opening this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, while the Fermentation Festival (above left) takes over the Stow House grounds on Sunday. Friday night’s ShakeSBeer event, meanwhile, is in downtown Santa Barbara.

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Perhaps the most inventive fest in recent memory, this ShakeSBeer affair on Friday night, September 18, 6-10 p.m., at the S.B. Historical Museum pairs Shakespeare scenes with specially crafted ales that, according to co-organizer Zach Rosen, were “designed to represent the traits of their representative character and the scenes that the audience will watch.” Figueroa Mountain, for instance, aged their Lizard’s Mouth Imperial IPA in a cask with dragon fruit, jasmine, and cardamom to represent Queen Titania, the strong fairy queen from A Midsummer Night’s Dream. When she falls for man-turned-donkey Nick Bottom, attendees will shift to Island Brewing’s Paradise Pale Ale, aged in-cask with dandelion blossoms, wildflower honey, and Meyer lemons, representing Nick’s sweet, soft character. Telegraph’s White Ale, infused with pineapple, ginger, and scotch bonnet peppers, will match with two scenes of Julia from The Two Gentlemen of Verona and the fiery Katharine from The Taming of the Shrew. Yeah, it’s gonna be wild. Tickets are $65-$85. See sbhustlers.org.

gone-pro Josh Ellis. Founded on a quest to make a tasty American lager — which should be ready soon — the brewery’s supercool warehouse tasting room, hidden deep in the Good Land’s tech-office sprawl, offers a solid slate of regular and rotating ales, from blondes to IPAs to saisons, all tasting quite clean already. This weekend’s Friday-Sunday familyfriendly party will feature live music, Woodstock’s Pizza, games, and lots of ale. M. Special is located at 6860 Cortona Drive, Suite C. Call 968-6500 or see mspecialbrewco.com.

5TH ANNUAL FERMENTATION FEST: Want to learn to make

pickles, kimchi, ginger soda, tangy salsa, kombucha, kefir, coconut yogurt, or any of the myriad healthy foods that rely on fermentation? Or just wanna taste them all? Then this fifth annual affair at Goleta’s Rancho La Patera & Stow House on Sunday, September 20, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m., is your one-stop shop. More than 40 vendors will share nearly 100 different types of food, with many offering hands-on lessons from three stages, all for $35. Want a drink with that? Buy the $55 Farm-to-Bar ticket instead for access to more mind-altering fermentables. See sbfermentationfestival.com.

GHETTO SUPERSTARS: All right, so this is the fol-

lowing weekend, but the superstars of Lompoc’s Wine Ghetto are opening their cellars to barrel tastes, grape stomps, live graffiti art, and more on September 26-27. Tickets and timing vary per event. The centerpiece of the weekend, which includes open houses at more than two dozen wineries, will be the $125 Farm-to-Ghetto La Paulee Dinner with Bell Street Farm. The $160 ticket gets you everything. See lompocwine.net. — Matt Kettmann

Excited shrieks, glasses of Bordeaux, and the aroma of lavender and pork flowed through the kitchen at The Food Liaison as a dozen enthusiastic cooking students gathered for an evening of a petit education in the art of preparing a classic French feast. “We seem to be the flavor of the month,” said Nirasha Rodriguez, the chef who opened the catering/cooking class/lunch-counter business in Carpinteria two months ago with her husband, Jason. The couple personally designed every aspect of the new space, from the functional high tables to the geometric light fixtures and tiles, which gives it their signature style. “We are excited to bring people into our kitchen,” she said. “I want this to be a community space.” Their upcoming lessons, which cost $75-$95, feature various techniques and styles, from the classics and appetizers to Southern and “super” foods. “I want the classes to be more of a story — I want to know the heart of the food,” said Rodriguez, who was a private chef to wealthy clients and celebrities in Montecito for the past decade. “It’s important to remember how intimate food is. You have to taste that love and special moment in the food.” Though her hard work and sensitive palate certainly help, Rodriguez believes, “If you have a passion for something, it just comes naturally.” Such passion is contagious because for by the end of the night, some students were already signing up for the next installment on their iPhones for fear that they would will miss their chance to taste la vie en rose with Nirasha and Jason once again. — Carolina Starin


Coq au Vin: “If you’ve ever had a rooster, it’s very tough, but the wine breaks it down and gives it flavor,” said Rodriguez, whose class used organic chickens from Sage Hill Farms in Carpinteria to make a savory French rooster stew with onions, carrots, bits of pork, and, of course, wine. Radicchio Salad with Goat Cheese: “We Americans aren’t as used to it as the French,” said Rodriguez of this red-cabbage-like vegetable. This salad cleanses the palate after the heavy stew. Roasted Fingerling Potatoes: The coq au vin is best served with potatoes, smashed peas, or another starch that can soak the stew’s wine and stock juices. “I like comfort food with a healthy twist on it,” said Rodriguez. “I cook rustic but beautiful.” —  C S


The F0od Liaison is located at 1033 Casitas Pass Road in Carpinteria. Call 200-3030 or see thefoodliaison.com.


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in May at 1150 Coast Village Road in Montecito, has closed its doors. Owner Shannon Gaston sent this message: “Dear Crushcakes Montecito Customers, It is with a heavy heart that we must tell you that Crushcakes will no longer be operating from our Montecito location as of Monday, September 14. Since our purchase of Simply Pies, we have become increasingly busy. We want to focus on what we do well and in order to do that, we will be passing our Montecito shop to friends of ours. You will be in good hands with Pierre and Nelly, who are opening an exciting new concept called Bree’Osh Bakery.” Gaston explained that Bree’Osh will be an authentic French bakery and coffee shop, opening in early October and serving breakfast, lunch, and snacks daily, 7 a.m.-5 p.m.“Bree’Osh specializes in sweet and savory homemade French brioche with premium local ingredients,” she wrote. “You will enjoy the savory brioche buns with poached eggs, French cheese, and a delicious béchamel sauce and love the sweet brioches with chocolate, almond cream, or ‘praline rose,’ directly from Lyon.” She invites fans to visit Crushcakes and Simply Pies at their other three locations: 1315 Anacapa Street; 4945 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria; and 5392 Hollister Avenue, Goleta. KOL’S OPENS: Kol’s Café has opened at 6533

Trigo Road in Isla Vista, the former home of Crushcakes.

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Morgan reports that the opening of their restaurestau rant at 516 State Street didn’t happen on September

ALL-DAY BREAKFAST COMING TO McDONALD’S: Beginning October 6, McDonald’s will

serve breakfast all day long, instead of ending the morning meal at 10:30 a.m.“Serving all-day breakfast is likely the number one request we hear from McDonald’s customers,” said McDonald’s spokesperson Lisa McComb. Steve Easterbrook, who took over as CEO earlier this year, has promised to improve McDonald’s food, saying the company will experiment with new sandwiches and changes to how customers order. NUANCE ADDS WEEKEND BRUNCH: Nuance,

which opened in late May at 119 State Street, now offers brunch every Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Chef Courtney Ladin puts the spotlight on fresh farmers’ market produce and house-made breakfast favorites that pair with cocktails. Main dishes include Carnitas Eggs Benedict, Fried Chicken & Waffles, Veggie Frittata, Greek Tomato Salad, Fried French Toast, and Open-Face Egg Sandwich. FOOTBALL AT EUREKA! AND HOLLISTER BREW CO: Eureka! at 601 Paseo Nuevo now

offers Sunday football games. Doors open at 10 a.m. Menu highlights include the All Day Breakfast Burrito with carnitas, potatoes, pepper medley, and Monterey jack cheese wrapped in a tortilla and topped with ranchero sauce and a fried egg; Jalapeño Egg Burger with cheddar cheese, bacon, pickled jalapeños, and chipotle sauce, also topped with a fried egg. The Nacho Average Nachos are made with fresh tortilla chips, topped with Monterey jack cheese, smoked and shredded chicken, tomatoes, black beans, fresh jalapeños, chipotle sauce, sour cream, and finished off with guacamole. Hollister Brewing Company at 6980 Marketplace Drive also shows NFL games on seven widescreen TVs with Sunday breakfast served 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The breakfast menu includes Chorizo and Egg Tacos, Hollister Scramble, Huevos con Chile, Bacon Egg Avocado Sandwich, Mushroom Goat Cheese Frittata, Breakfast Bowl, and Brioche French Toast. Specialty cocktails include micheladas, mimosas, and the Sunday Special Bloody Mary.

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14 as originally planned. They are still working with the city planning department to get permits for the patio. A new launch date has not been announced. Caffè Primo will be dinner-only at launch and then will expand to all-day service.

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wner Michael Borrello just opened Borrello’s Pizza & Pastaria at 3807 Santa Claus Lane in Carpinteria, the former home of The Barbecue Company. The Borrello family is legendary in Carpinteria, having run Tony’s Pizza for more than 50 years on Linden Avenue. Michael Borrello ran Tony’s from the 1970s until 2010. Borrello’s Pizza & Pastaria serves a large menu primarily focused on pizza, pastas, calzones, burgers, and their popular southwest chicken. “This is a really relaxed, comfortable atmosphere, with hospitality being foremost for us,” said Borrello. “It’s a busy world out there, and we want this to be a place people can come relax, unwind, and just enjoy their time here.”

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first-time visitor to Globe may strug- taurant Mousse Odile reigned for more than 20 gle to determine whether this newest years. In 2008, Gene “Lucky Jeans” Montesano entry to East Cota Street’s restaurant opened Café Luck in the high-ceilinged space, strip is indeed a place to eat or just which also features a long bar, upstairs dining drink cocktails. The tables are all of different room, and a back patio. Then came The Pan, a heights, shapes, and orientations; leather-y love short-lived affair, followed by a year in escrow for seats mingle with leopard-print bar chairs, and a project that never happened. the glitz-kitsch décor of fancy chandeliers, velvety At that point, the non-compete clause in lampshades, ornate mirrors, and bedazzled bat- Knight’s lease agreement for Pascucci had tens gives off more nightclub buzz than sit-down expired, so she shared her plan with Cruz—“It was a have-to thing,” vibe. And that’s exactly the he thought—and they point. “It’s a Disneyland for jumped into the locaadults,” said co-owner and tion. “It’s close enough to State Street but creator Laura Knight, who first developed the concept away from the craziyears ago.“It’s in between a ness of the 400 and 500 restaurant and a bar—it’s a blocks,” said Knight. She small-plates lounge.” hired friends/designers by Matt KettMann Globe’s menu, as its Cathy Buckingham and name implies, reflects cuiSandy Cowan to outfit sines from all around the the interior, so in came world: from crab Rangoon and veggie pot stick- chandeliers from New Orleans, light fixtures ers to green-chile-chicken enchilada and tortilla- from San Francisco, and antique furniture from lime soup to rosemary-crusted lamb chops and Pasadena. People immediately enjoyed the different dinwatermelon-mint-feta salad. The kitchen is open late, and, most inventively, the dishes all cost $10 ing décor upon its August 1 opening. “Everyone or less, quite a rare bargain for stylish dining in feels like they have their own space,” said Knight, the skyrocketing rentsville of Santa Barbara.“We noting that there was no fretting about how to eat tried to create a menu that everyone could afford,” from low-slung tables and chaise longues. “We said Knight, who’s owned and operated the ever- were really expecting to defend it a bit more,” popular State Street trattoria Pascucci since 1993. laughed Cruz, who said one couple even plopped “We priced it so affordable that we don’t need down to eat on the floor.“But we know you eat in a happy hour,” added managing partner Gerry your living room!” Cruz, who spent most of his career “rescuing resTaking a cue from Pascucci’s continued suctaurants” in Arizona. cess—Knight is even opening a second and bigBut the price doesn’t quite predict size, either. ger one in Goleta’s Camino Real Marketplace this “Our small plates aren’t small,” said Cruz, who’s fall—Globe will play host to regular fundraisers a fan of the hefty wings-of-fire, with crispy, spicy benefiting various community organizations. skins that trap the pillow-soft chicken meat The first one will be for Pacific Pride Foundation inside. The shrimp-stuffed chile relleno alone at 5 p.m. on September 23, which is also Cruz’s could serve as a solid dinner, but the point is to birthday. “We’ll jump from charity to charity to share many dishes with friends and stick around see if we can build a rhythm around that,” said awhile while sipping the night away. “You can Cruz. come get a little, or you can get a lot,” said Cruz. Globe’s official ribbon cutting with Mayor Pair that $30- to $40-per-person tab with a steady Helene Schneider will be on September 17, and volume of already returning customers, and the all are invited, but business is already strong. “Nobody really knows we’re open, and I’m getfinancial formula starts to pencil out. The location at 18 East Cota Street, which is ting a lot of returns already,” said Cruz of their between American Ale and Blue Agave a half- small-plates lounge.“What I like is that people are block off State Street, is where the French res- staying here for one and a half, even two hours.”


Globe, located at 18 East Cota Street, is open 5 p.m.’til late Tuesday-Sunday. Call 883-6979 or see globesb.com.

ethiopian Authentic Ethiopian CUISINE Featured at Petit Valentien Restaurant 1114 State St. #14, 805‑966‑0222. Serkaddis Alemu offers an ever changing menu with choices of vegetarian, vegan, and meat options. Catering Avaliable for parties of up to 40 people. french Petit Valentien, 1114 State St. #14, 805‑966‑0222. Open M‑F 11:30‑3pm (lunch). M‑Sat 5pm‑Close (dinner). Sun $24 four course prix fixe dinner. In La Arcada Plaza, Chef Robert Dixon presents classic French comfort food at affordable cost in this cozy gem of a restaurant. Petit Valentien offers a wide array of meat and seafood entrees along with extensive small plates and a wine list specializing in amazing quality at arguably the best price in town. A warm romantic atmosphere makes the perfect date spot. Comfortable locale for dinner parties, or even just a relaxing glass of wine. Reservations are recommended.

India House, 418 State St. Next to 99 Cent Store 805.962.5070. 7 days 11:30a‑ 3:30p ALL YOU CAN EAT Lunch Buffet $8.95. Dinner 5p‑9p. Tandori & North Indian Muglai specialties. World Class Indian Chefs at your service! Traditional floor seating. Indian & Draft Beers, Local Wines. www.indiahouseusa.com


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Marchesi Fumanelli Amarone 2008 @ Bacara: Rich with dense, black fruits and layered with

loads of exotic roasting spices, this bottling from the heart of Valpolicella by Marchesi Fumanelli—an Italian family from Verona that’s been in the wine biz since 1470—is tremendously soft and lush on the palate. That’s thanks to the traditional amarone process, in which grapes are dried into essentially raisins over 120 days. This blend of the traditional grape varieties corvina, corvinone, and rondinella from the family’s Squarano Estate pairs the Old World’s well-structured elegance with the New World’s concentrated ripeness, proving a perfect bridge between our wine cultures. It’s just one of the five bottles that proprietor Armando Fumanelli will share on Tuesday, September 29, at the Bacara Resort & Spa’s An Evening in Verona dinner, which will feature mozzarella and parmesan bars, three courses by Chef Vincent Lesage, and performances by Opera Santa Barbara. This 2008 Amarone will be paired with the main entrée — grilled rib eye, tortelli di zucca, mostarda, red wine sauce, and black truffle — which, with arias ringing in your ear, will be a very complex sensory — Matt Kettmann experience, indeed. Tickets are $150. See bacararesort.com.

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September 18 & 19 at 8 pm September 20 at 3 pm September 24 & 25 at 8 pm September 26 at 3 pm and 8 pm $17.00 General Admission $13.00 Student or Senior Tickets available online at plazatheatercarpinteria.com, at Seastrand (919 Linden Ave., with cash or check only) and at the theater box office prior to showtime.

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feel very fortunate to be in this situation where I can actually always be concentrating on what I love the most,” said singer/ songwriter Chris Cornell of the state of his career in a recent phone interview with The Santa Barbara Independent. “Getting up in the morning and [writing songs] — that’s exciting. It’s as exciting as it always was.” Cornell achieved mega success in the 1990s as frontman for grunge rock originators Soundgarden and then later with the Grammy-nominated supergroup Audioslave. He has simultaneously carried on a notable solo career, recording several original songs for film and four records — from 1999’s Euphoria Morning to his latest, Higher Truth, which becomes available September 18. Higher Truth sees Cornell take a different sonic direction than his last studio album, Scream, which was produced by Timbaland, and he explained that on this album there was “nothing labored over.” It’s closer to a demo, he added— added one that is also high in quality and musically dynamic. Thoughtful and forthcoming, Cornell spoke of his vision for this project, working with producer Brendan O’Brien, and Johnny Cash. For the full interview, see independent .com/chriscornell.

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the thing that nobody ever fucking figures out. Ever. And I think that that was happening with him. So you know, the weird trick … is to get what you think of as soft-sounding instruments and arrangements and lyrics and all of that, but allow it to sound live and let there be a certain amount of warts on it. How was it working with Brendan O’Brien on the new album? He kind of seems like the most valuable player, really. As an engineer, and a producer, I knew that he was going to make it sound right. In terms of someone recording me singing, he’s really the only guy I let do that at this point; otherwise, I just do it by myself. … [Brendan]’s really amazing, particularly on the bass. He plays mostly the bass on the record, and it’s really fantastic, and it’s not a bass arrangement that we worked over for a week or two weeks, going over song after song. I [would] play an acoustic guitar, he would play the bass line, and I would sing over it, all within the first couple hours of the morning. And nine times out of 10, that was the performance. That really helps the energy of these songs, to be able to play live and … nothing labored over in spots.

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I’ve been listening to “Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart” from your new album, and it has a sort of back-porch feel yet is really well done. Is that what you were going for? Well, yeah, it’s a difficult one to describe. I guess one ref reference I have is being such a big John Cash fan, and the transition that he made when he started doing records with Rick Rubin at the end of his career; there’s something to that. Here’s this guy who really doesn’t have to do anything except strum a guitar and sing a song. And it almost doesn’t matter what that song is; I’m gonna be completely bowled over by it. And what ends up happening for the most part in the music business is, that’s

I think that you were able to make it sound homemade and also make it very clean and professional, which seems a hard line to walk. I think you’re touching on something that is kind of the key point on why this works and how it works and what I was trying to get at— at a combination between having it feel live and having an edge to it, a little bit dangerous and a little bit homemade, is exciting. While by the same token, not having it feel like a lo-fi record, where it doesn’t sound great at any volume, or on any set of speakers. Do you feel like you’re in a new resurgence of creativity or direction? Well, I live with ongoing daily efforts to try to figure out how to do it. Everything I’ve done, that’s just me trying to figure out how to do it. So one day, if I put out an album and I decide I did it, I figured it out, then that’ll be the last thing … and then I’ll have to go and do something else.

Well, I hope you never figure it out then.


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A surprise creative “genius” grant from the San Jose–based Belle Foundation sent prolific Santa Barbara composer Luis Muñoz, his band, and three great singers to one of New York City’s top recording studios for this project, and as a result, the work overflows with the warmth and gratitude that recognition can bring. In addition to collaborating with the musicians and singers, Muñoz, ever the connector of all creative types, brought three distinguished Latin American poets on board to cowrite Spanish-language lyrics, and area artist Mary Heebner to provide the cover art. As promised in the title, there are vocals on every track, and the sound is lush, varied, and deeply romantic. Muñoz has become a consistent favorite of the international music scene, landing on many critics’ lists of top composers. This enchanting effort should take him further than ever. — Charles Donelan

This duo from Sydney, Australia, offers a fresh voice to the alternative folk-rock genre. Their 13-track debut album, Omaha, presents a soft, sweet experience from beginning to the end, each song reflecting on falling in love, the angst of youth, and the overall inexplicability of life. The beautiful simplicity of matching strings to their dulcet voices shines throughout the record. Standout tracks are “Beating Hearts,”“Don’t Ask,” and “Nothing Ever Comes My Way.” Omaha will be available October 2. — Arianna Irwin


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Dreamers, inventors, entrepreneurs, and auteurs often have big ideas but lack the means to make them a reality. That’s why Jacob Tell, CEO of creative marketing agency Oniracom, helped to found Solutions for Dreamers (SFD), a mixer for creatively minded entrepreneurs and businesspeople and business-minded creatives, artists, and musicians. SFD will hold its second event Friday, September 18, at 5 p.m. at Oniracom (720 E. Haley St.; oniracom.com), and Tell hopes this month’s meeting will make a roar. Featuring brand-new tiger-themed artwork from Tiger Heroes artist and entrepreneur Matthew McAvene (the man behind Blind Tiger’s namesake glowing-eyed cat) and music from the Dylan Ortega Band and the Jonathan McEuen Trio, the night will go toward funding tiger conservation through the World Wildlife Fund and Panthera. McAvene, with his activist artistry and civic-minded creativity, was a natural partner for the mixer, Tell said. “We really feel that people respond, especially in this day and age of technology, with visual works of beauty and fine art that are on a large scale,” he said. Dylan Ortega, the golden-voiced, country-singing teen from Buellton who was a recent finalist on Teen Star Santa Barbara, will be joined by a band at the SFD event on the heels of a busy summer schedule. Jonathan McEuen, meanwhile, is one of Santa Barbara’s top bluegrass performers, being among the few to claim genetic roots to the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and possessing impressive string-plucking skills himself. Tell hopes the event will facilitate a wider creative connectivity in town and reinject some health into a creative community that has undergone its share of “ebbs and flows.” He feels the Funk Zone has pushed out the availability of cheap and more accessible arts spaces for higher-rent boutiques, and he hopes this event will bridge the gap between creative minds and the funds or stakeholders they often seek. Event partners also include the Impact Hub, a new State Street workspace and idea-sharing venue. Pure Order will provide craft beers, and there will also be a food truck and a s’mores fire pit. Ortega and McEuen’s music will provide a fine melodic backdrop to the pulse of area innovators thinking and connecting to the beat of their own drums. — Richie DeMaria

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Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning Historian

David McCullough Lessons in Leadership from the Pioneers of Flight

THU, OCT 1 / 8 PM / GRANADA THEATRE Tickets start at $25 / $15 UCSB students A Granada facility fee will be added to each ticket price

AGE OF WISDOM: Ariel Eakin plays Marlene, a 16-year-old who, unlike her parents, understands the importance of making sensible life choices.

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n Melissa James Gibson’s What Rhymes person scenes allow for the conveyance of with America, the newest theatrical offer- details regarding Hank, Sheryl, and Lydia’s ing from The Producing Unit, recently potent need to escape from (what they conseparated and chronic underachiever Hank sider to be) the curse of a life lived in obscure (Bill Egan) seeks to reinvent himself by cul- mediocrity. For instance, Hank maintains tivating relationships with new women and that he is still in love with his wife, though it’s redefining his connection with his teenage unclear if he’s more depressed about losing daughter, Marlene, outside of the context the woman or being faced with his failure. of his ending marriage. While fumbling to Director Peter Frisch is passionate about discover inspiration within this fresh life the word-craft artistry of Gibson’s script and path and hone his sense of personal identity, is focusing the production to accentuate the Hank befriends Sheryl (Ivy Vahanian), an melody and rhythm within the dialogue. actress aspiring to be a lead player rather Frisch described the process for developing than a member of the Valkyrie ensemble, this play as “very disciplined.” The depth of and Lydia (Deborah Bertling), a middle-aged humor and subtle lyrical beauty in the play’s virgin whose ambition to be accomplished language adds richness to the layers of storyoutweighs her actual abilities. telling and presentation of thematic elements. Dry, ironic wit abounds as these characters Frisch and the performers seek to marry seek to understand themselves in a more nuanced acting that promotes the tempo and certain capacity. Sheryl and shape of the language with Lydia are neurotic and a the throbbing discomfort bit eccentric — not unlike of tentative (yet necessary) the petulant Hank, who personal reinvention. struggles to overcome the With an emphasis on defeat of a failing marriage overcoming emotional and the disappointment barriers (often represented of a stagnant career. Only onstage by physical obstrucMarlene, sage beyond her 16 tions between characters), years, offers an acute awareWhat Rhymes with America by Maggie Yates ness of the importance of shows deeply flawed people making sensible life choices. taking exploratory steps in The implication of an ugly post-separation uncharted directions. Hank’s painstaking aftermath makes Marlene’s voice of maturity efforts to rebuild his social network after the both amusing and bittersweet; her childhood collapse of his marriage are alternately witty whimsicality has been dampened by the and agonizing. As the barricades between the emotional disarray of parents whose relation- characters weaken, relationships are forged ship was destroyed by their inability to meet through a delicate osmosis of honesty and each other’s (and their own) unrealistically emotions. Regarding her characters’ experihigh expectations of life. Amid the spoils of a ences, Gibson stated in the Gothamist: “… all divided family, Marlene finds satisfaction in of these people are in very different stages of the admission of her own averageness. Her life, but I think part of what’s going on for all rebellion is one of distancing herself from her of them is the effect of foiled ambition. Just parents’ toxic lifestyle and finding content- how vulnerable one has to make oneself to ment in the perceived ordinariness of her life. try and achieve anything.” Gibson’s script is a complex dramedy Gibson’s play presents adults struggling to sculpted with sophisticated language. What navigate the unpredictable landscape of their Rhymes with America illustrates the dysfunc- lives in transition. A multilayered piece, What tion that occurs when inflexible, unaware Rhymes with America asks, where do we go characters find themselves in periods of from here? The answer is both obvious and major personal transition. Intimate, two- unfathomable: We go forward.

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What Rhymes with America runs September 25-October 4, at Center Stage Theater, 751 Paseo Nuevo. For more info and tickets, call 963-0408 or visit centerstagetheater.org.

“McCullough is one of our most gifted living writers.” The Washington Post Drawing from private diaries, notebooks, scrapbooks and more than 1,000 letters, McCullough tells the human side of the Wright Brothers’ story, including the little-known contributions of their sister, Katharine. Media Sponsor: Books will be available for purchase and signing

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beer + football Come to Hollister Brewing Company for NFL SUNDAYS. We have the NFL package shown on 7 wide-screen TVs, breakfast is served from 10-2 pm (along with our everyday menu), as well as Bloody Mary & Mimosa specials.

UTOPIAN SPIRIT: Los Angeles–based He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister brings its gypsy-folk-rockpunk-pop sound to town Friday, September 18.

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f He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister (HMB- Santa Barbara holds a special place in the SMS) members Rob Kolar and Lau- band members’ hearts as a fortuitous locale. ren Brown started a utopia, it would be Their SOhO performance in 2012 was their lively and colorful, with a communal first-ever sold-out show, and it precipitated the and Bohemian spirit. “It would be really nice start of a flood of praise and attention for the to incorporate various band. “Santa Barbara is shapes and colors — a one of our all-time places festive and fun-looking to play,” Brown said, callplace,” said Kolar of the ing that show a “good luck hypothetical paradise, charm.” “The beginning which would have its of the band started with own debt-free exchange that show,” Kolar said. system of commerce and After a packed pair an animal sanctuary. of years spent mostly “I love a cute goat,” touring on the road, the Brown said of what the band has scaled back the Edenic animal enclosure scope of its stage time may contain. “When you and retreated to the stuthink about the climbing dio. Kolar said the new that goats do, one foot in material is a little less front of the other, that’s retro — “a little more some good symbolism.” contemporary”—with a Though a few memrecording style that is “a bers short of a full-on little more live and loose.” society, He’s My Brother, In accordance with the She’s My Sister creates band’s declared abandonsomething akin to that ment of strict labels, he utopian spirit onstage. resisted imposing a genre Each show is a festive, to the new works. fun-feeling circus, with With a lighter tourby Richie DeMaria heartfelt harmonies ing load, the band’s belted and brayed skynewfound downtime ward, drums played wildly and freely with has granted the members opportunities to each and every limb, and a top hat or two. explore their other creative passions. Brown Case in point: Among their very first shows just directed a one-woman show with friend was one performed to a vagabond hitchhik- Tamara Yajia called Cumming of Age. The play was a proud step for the NYU theater major, ing encampment. There’s a reason the L.A.-based, gypsy- who feels L.A. has a relatively lacking and folk-rock-punk-pop band, with its freewheel- uninspired theater scene. Kolar, meanwhile, ing, adventurous, party-starting spirit, is such just put the finishing touches on the music a Santa Barbara favorite. With one member, for a PBS series created by Jason Jones and Kolar’s sister Rachel, hailing from Ojai, there’s Samantha Bee, which will feature music by more than just a sonic kinship to the sun- HMBSMS. stoked folk feel of our coastal region. The band will keep things live and loose Fortunately, the fond feelings are mutual. when they come to SOhO on Friday, and who Kolar and Brown married at Zaca Lake, and knows? There may be goats.

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He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister plays with Kera & The Lesbians and Danny Boy Wright at SOhO on Friday, September 18, at 9 p.m. Tickets are $15. Call 962-7776 or visit sohosb .com for more information.

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Just added free events from Arts & Lectures

Dale Russakoff

The Prize: Who’s in Charge of America’s Schools?

by Richie DeMaria


NATURAL SOURCE: Songwriter/composer Jesse Rhodes tapped deep into the winds and rhythms of the outdoors for his newest album, Love Over Fear.

CHOOSE LOVE: Jesse Rhodes’s new album, Love Over Fear, features a pair of songs called “Forest” and “Joshua Tree.” It’s clear: Rhodes feels a deep connection to the outdoors. “To me, that’s the source, man. That’s where we all come from. And to me, that’s where the music comes from, when I’m able to tune in and get it and receive it,” he said. The songwriter/composer, formerly of Stegosaurus, tapped deep into the winds and rhythms of the outdoors for his newest album, which opens with the sound of crickets singing. He has scored films on the outdoors before, including Above Santa Barbara and Above Yellowstone, and is working on West of the West, a new film on the Channel Islands currently in production. Rhodes hunkered down in Glen Phillips’s studio with area drum wizard Austin Beede to lay down some initial rhythms before taking the rest of the material home for a three-year writing and recording process. He said he titled the album about the two opposing forces that motivate many actions: fear and love. “In every action, we can act out of fear or we can act out of love, and I have seen fear dismantle a lot of good loves. With this album, I want to say, ‘Choose love,’” he said. “I think if we can act toward love, we will be better off all around.” A full band featuring Phillips as well as members of Rhodes’s former band, Stegosaurus, will perform at SOhO, and Rhodes promises a memorable and celebratory event. The Jesse Rhodes CD Release Party, with Zach Madden, is Sunday, September 20, at 7 p.m. at SOhO Restaurant & Music Club (1221 State St.). Call 962-7776 or visit sohosb.com. FOR CHILDREN OF ALL AGES: Renee Stahl, the tenderly voiced, recently relocated S.B. resident of Renee and Jeremy fame, has made a new album “for children of all ages,” Simpatico. The record by Renee & Friends was penned to give young (and young-at-heart) listeners a deeper, more thoughtful form of songwriting than the patronizing child singsong genre, said Stahl, who enjoys the deep and heady spiritualism of bands like Talk Talk and Radiohead. “We want to respect children and their intelligence; they’re so smart,” she said. Stahl’s comforting music has grown up around children, as she wrote and recorded her first album with music (and not marital) partner Jeremy Toback in her soon-to-be-born baby’s nursery. For this one, Stahl called upon a talented roster of friends, including Lisa Loeb, Maya Rudolph, Molly Shannon, Colin Hay, Chris Ballew, and, of course, one of Santa Barbara’s no doubt busiest and nicest musical collaborators, Glen Phillips. The album is out now.   LEAVE IT TO BEAVERSTOCK: Paso Robles wine country will receive a twonight jolt of folk rock and funk this weekend when Beaverstock rolls into the vineyards with headliners Dawes and War. Hosted by Castoro Cellars in Templeton, the festival, now in its third year, aims to bring Central Coasters together at summer’s close for a weekend of music, yoga, and wine. Proceeds of this year’s festival will help the Templeton Education Foundation. Beaverstock is Saturday-Sunday, September 19-20, 1-9 p.m. at 1315 North Bethel Road, Templeton. Call (888) DAM-FINE or visit castorocellars.com.   88 WAYS AND COUNTING: The founders of Keep Music Alive will host 88+ Ways Music Can Change Your Life, inspired by the book of the same name. Featuring Erin Carere, Rose Kingsley, Vincent James, and Victoria DeMare, the event will help fund music education programs. Catch it at SOhO on n Saturday, September 19, at noon.


“Essential reading… The Prize may well be one of the most important books on education to come along in years.” The New York Times The veteran Washington Post reporter examines the highly publicized strategy in Newark to create a model for national education – one that failed despite a $100 million pledge from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg – revealing a cautionary tale for those who care about the state of America’s schools. Books will be available for purchase and signing

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AQUA-ART: View Patricia Doyle’s “Reflections, Garden Pool” at Marcia Burtt Studio as part of Water’s Edge, on display through October 18.

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Karpeles Manuscript Library and Museum – Parker Wittenberg, through Oct. 30; First Long Distance Telephone, Jack N. Mohr: Acrylic paintings, collages, other early works, through Dec. 31. 21 W. Anapamu St., 962-5322. Rancho La Patera & Stow House – Multiple permanent exhibits hosted by the Goleta Valley Historical Society. 304 N. Los Carneros Rd., Goleta, 681-7216. Museum of Contemporary Art S.B. – Then they form us; Conrad Ruiz: Bloom Projects, through Oct. 25. 653 Paseo Nuevo, 966-5373. S.B. Historical Museum – The Story of Santa Barbara, permanent exhibition. Free admission. 136 E. De la Guerra St., 966-1601. S.B. Maritime Museum – Divergent Focal Planes on the Channel: From Darkroom to Lightroom, Sept. 24-Jan. 3, 2016. 113 Harbor Wy., 962-8404. S.B. Museum of Art – Carousel of Physics, through Sept. 17; The Visionary Photomontages of Herbert Bayer, 1929-1936, and The Paintings of Moholy-Nagy: The Shape of Things to Come, through Sept. 27; Degas to Chagall: Important Loans from the Armand Hammer Foundation, Visions of Modernity: 20th-Century Japanese Woodblock Prints, ongoing exhibitions. 1130 State St., 963-4364. S.B. Museum of Natural History – Ray Strong: Artist in Residence, through Oct. 4. 2559 Puesta del Sol, 682-4711. S.B. Museum of Natural History Sea Ctr. – Multiple permanent installations. 211 Stearns Wharf, 962-2526. Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum – Samurai: The Warrior Horsemen of Japan, through Oct. 31. 3596 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez, 688-7889. Wildling Museum – Nature's Patterns, through Sept. 28; Legacy and Loss: Land Landscapes of the S.B. Region, through Feb. 1, 2016. 1511-B Mission Dr., Solvang, 686-8315.

Galleries Allan Hancock College Library – Children’s book illustrations, ongoing. 800 S. College Dr., Santa Maria, 922-6966. Architectural Foundation Gallery – Don and Siu Zimmerman: Then and Now Now, through Oct. 9. 229 E. Victoria St., 965-6307. Artamo Gallery–Jack N. Mohr: Then There & Here Now Now, through Sept. 27. 11 W. Anapamu St., 568-1400.

Arts Fund Gallery – Feast Your Eyes, through Sept. 25. 205-C Santa Barbara St., 965-7321. Art From Scrap Gallery – Lost in Scrap, through Oct. 10. 302 E. Cota St., 884-0459. Beatrice Wood Ctr. for the Arts –Ventura County Potters' Guild: The Natural World and Nina de Creeft Ward: A Retrospective, through Oct. 3. 8585 Ojai-Santa Paula Rd., Ojai, 646-3381. Bella Rosa Galleries – Aubrey Falk, through Sept. 30. 1103 State St., Ste. A, 966-1707. Cabrillo Bathhouse – Channel City Camera Club, through Sept. 28. 1118 E. Cabrillo Blvd., 897-2680. Cancer Ctr. of S.B. – Art Heals, a permanent exhibit. 540 Pueblo St., Ste. A, 898-2204. Carpinteria Arts Ctr. – From an Abstract Point of View View, through Oct. 12. 855 Linden Ave., Carpinteria, 684-7789. Channing Peake Gallery–For the People, By the People: Government at Work in S.B. County 1850-1950, through Sept. 18. S.B. County 1850-1950 Administration Bldg., 105 E. Anapamu St. Gallery 113 – Linda Nelson; Ann Russell: Mother-Love, through Sept. 25. La Arcada, 1114 State St., 965-6611. Gallery Los Olivos – Sheila Underwood: The Bold & The Beautiful Beautiful, through Sept. 31; Lauren McFarland: Our Beautiful Central Coast, through Oct. 7. 2920 Grand Ave., Los Coast Olivos, 688-7517. Goleta Library – GVAA September Art Show, through Sept. 30, 500 N. Fairview Rd., Goleta, 898-9424. The Good Life – John Card: Potpourri IIII, through Oct. 30. 1672 Mission Dr., Solvang, 688-7111. GraySpace Gallery – Charlene Broudy, Carolyn Fox, and Steven Gilbar, through Oct. 18. 219 Gray Ave., 886-0552. Hospice of S.B. – Margaret Singer: Celebrations, through Oct. 31. 2050 Alameda Padre Serra, 563-8820. Inez Gallery – Rebecca Gomez: Cast Shadows, through Nov. 10. 2446 Alamo Pintado, Ste. B, Los Olivos, 688-8884. JadeNow Gallery – Ryan and Jeff Spangler, ongoing. 14 Parker Wy., 845-4558. Los Olivos Café – Sheila Krause: From Heart to Art Art, through Nov. 5. 2870 Grand Ave., Los Olivos, 688-7265. Lucky Penny – Campbell Baker, ongoing. 127 Anacapa St., 284-0358. Marcia Burtt Studio – Patricia Doyle and Marcia Burtt: Water's Edge, through Oct. 18. 517 Laguna St., 962-5588. MCASB Satellite – Magic Mountain, through Jan. 31, 2016. Hotel Indigo, 121 State St., 966-5373.

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sept. 17-24 MichaelKate Interiors & Art Gallery – Mood Swing, through Nov. 29. 132 Santa Barbara St., 963-1411. The Mitchell Estate Gallery – Ed Moses, through Sept. 30. 110 Powers Ave., 568-1700. Oliver & Espig Gallery of Fine Arts– Tielle Monette and Sergey Fedotov, ongoing. 1108 State St., 962-8111. Pacifica Graduate Institute – Mythic Threads: Art, Healing and Magic in Bali Bali, ongoing. 801 Ladera Ln., 879-7103. Porch – Rick Garcia: A Few of My Favorite Things, through Oct. 30. 3823 Santa Claus Ln., Carpinteria, 684-0300. Porch Gallery Ojai –You Can Get There from Here, through Sept. 27. 310 E. Matilija St., Ojai, 620-7589. El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park – Nihonmachi Revisited: Santa Barbara’s Japanese American Community in Transition, 1900-1940 and Memorias y Facturas, ongoing. 123 E. Canon Perdido St., 965-0093. S.B. Artwalk – Arts & Craft Show, ongoing Sundays. Cabrillo Blvd. at State St. S.B. City Hall Gallery – Ray Strong: Shared Vision/Common Ground Ground, through Feb. 18, 2016. De la Guerra Plaza, 568-3994. S.B. Tennis Club – Captured 3, through Oct. 2. 2375 Foothill Rd., 682-4722. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club – Morrison Hotel Gallery, ongoing. 1221 State St., 962-7776. Sullivan Goss, An American Gallery – CA Cool, through Sept. 27; Robin Gowen: Landmark, through Oct. 4; Lockwood de Landmark Forest Brass Cutouts, through Dec. 31. 7 E. Anapamu St., 730-1460. Tamsen Gallery – R.W. Firestone, ongoing. 3888 State St., 687-2200. wall space gallery – Jeonglok Lee, Sungseock Ahn, Won-Chul Lee: Surveying the Landscape, through Nov. 1. 116 C-1 E. Yanonali St., 637-3898. Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art – Dane Goodman and Keith Puccinelli: tug, through Oct. 17. 955 La Paz Rd., 565-6162.

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ou’re likely thinking something like this: How many more movies about the misadventures of disabled boy geniuses must I endure? From Rain Man to The Imitation Game, the industry seems obsessed with the doomed and the gifted. Did Einstein pick his nose? Was Bertrand Russell naughty with the nanny? Let’s make a movie. But this is the one that finally gets the pathos and excitement levels set just right. Scripted with intelligence and flirting cleverly with the clichés, this film chronicles the upbringing of an emotionally constipated math genius kid (he’s Spock as English boy), who is raised by a single mother (Sally Hawkins) after the death of an unconditionally loving father. Nathan (played with real skill by Asa Butterfield, who was Ender in Ender’s Game and Hugo in Hugo) is a real pain in the collective ass, too. He loves patterns, and he finds them while shuffling downtown and gazing at architecture or creates them while fiddling with his Chinese takeout. But he’s not so great with people who want to shake his hand. And if the egg rolls don’t add up to a prime number, he freaks. Nathan’s mom has the usual problems of single parenting, compounded by the fact that she is “two standard deviations” beneath her brainiac boy.

and Dancers of India Spirit of India BOY GENIUS: Asa Butterfield (right) plays a math whiz lacking social skills in A Brilliant Young Mind.

Then we meet Martin (Rafe Spall), a former prodigy with his own crosses to bear. Nathan also leans about the International Mathematics Olympiad, and his obsessions become epic. Maybe it still doesn’t sound promising, this film with the terrible title, but it was made with a tender attention to motivation and behaviors. It’s psychologically rich like a novel and beautiful, too. Director Morgan Matthews frames Nathan’s open and large face and eyes in carefully composed shots full of greens and blues and browns. We feel close to nature even when the topic is the troubling relationship of exceptional humanity trying to hang out with the rest of us normally tortured people. n

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hat makes M. Night Shyamalan’s assertive comeback so amazing is its restraint. The Visit is a lot less than you think it is — turning on a twist that is carefully concealed yet awesomely obvious when you think it through. (My theatergoing buddy guessed it; I never did.) GRAN PLAN: Blending comedy and horror, The Visit represents a At the same time, this film seduces us with an return to form for writer/director M. Night Shyamalan. audacious blend of comedy and terror, too. The story concerns two kids whose father has run off, leaving them hurt but emotionally hyper. decision to substitute the name of famous female The junior hipsters want to be artists. Becca (Olivia pop stars when he means to curse. At one particularly DeJonge) will make movies, and this is her first attempt. horrifying moment in the movie, Tyler screams, “Katy Brother Tyler (Ed Oxenbould) is a rapper with sur- Perry!” Tyler, a germophobe, also gets the nastiest treatprising talent. Mom (Kathryn Hahn), also wounded ment the movie has to offer. It’s impossible to imagine how Shyamalan managed by desertion, sends the kids off to visit her estranged parents in rural Pennsylvania. During the seven-day to resurface from the quagmire of The Happening to stay, Nana and Pop Pop start acting significantly weird, the cool perfection of this playful film; somewhere he while the kids film everything, make wry comments, earned a sense of humor to match his macabre gifts. and gradually turn desperate. It has a nice slow build. This is not an examination of family terror; it’s someThe children dominate the movie, even if you find thing more peculiar and cool, containing the elements their precociousness wearing. That might be the point; of ghost stories, fairy tales, and trauma fables. But it we’re not concerned for the smug little tykes’ safety, works because the director has newfound confidence until suddenly we are. Meanwhile, the film has tons of in his real skill set, keeping us frightened until we laugh unexpected brilliant touches, such as Tyler’s random out loud. And vice versa. n


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O A Brilliant Young Mind

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legendary match with Russian champion Boris Spassky (Leiv Shreiber).

Paseo Nuevo (Opens Thu., Sept. 24)


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Plaza de Oro

O The Visit

(94 mins.; PG-13: disturbing thematic material including terror, violence, and some nudity and brief language)

Reviewed on page 53.

Camino Real/Metro 4

The Perfect Guy (100 mins.; PG-13: violence, menace, sexuality, and brief strong language) On the rebound from a painful breakup, a successful lobbyist becomes involved with a charming stranger. But should she trust him or fear him?

Camino Real/Fiesta 5


War Room (120 mins.; PG: thematic ele-

The Fool (Durak) (116 mins.; NR) An honest plumber, Nikitin, encounters bureaucratic red tape when he tries to save a decrepit dormitory from collapsing when the pipes burst.

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

PREMIERES Black Mass (122 mins.; R: brutal violence,

ments throughout)

Despite their seemingly perfect façade — great jobs, dream home, perfect daughter — Tony and Elizabeth Jordon are actually at each other’s throats most of the time. With the help of a wise new friend, Miss Clara, the couple uses prayer to transform their lives. Fiesta 5


language throughout, some sexual references, and brief drug use)

O Grandma

Johnny Depp stars as notorious South Boston Irish crime boss Whitey Bulger, who eventually ended up on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List only to evade capture for years.

Lily Tomlin represses her smarmy/ cutesy sides and acts the hell out of this movie. It may seem from previews like a laugh fest with a serious side for the one-time Laugh-In star, but it really sweeps across the history of women’s struggles in the last half-century. And it does it without much preaching at all. (DJP) Fairview/Riviera

Camino Real/Paseo Nuevo

Everest (121 mins.; PG-13: intense peril and disturbing images) Jon Krakauer’s best-selling book Into Thin Air, about climbers who get caught in a violent storm while ascending to the summit of Mount Everest, is made into a movie starring Josh Brolin.

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The Intern (121 mins.; PG-13: some suggestive content and brief strong language)

Robert De Niro stars as a widowed retiree who decides to get back into the workforce by becoming an intern at an online fashion site. Anne Hathaway costars.

Camino Real (Opens Thu., Sept. 24)

Learning to Drive (90 mins.; R: language and sexual content)

A narcissistic New York book critic is done in emotionally by the sudden end of her marriage. Used to having everything done for her, including being shuttled around, Wendy (Patricia Clarkson) decides to take driving lessons from Darwan (Ben Kingsley). Their meeting changes both of their lives in unexpected ways. Plaza de Oro

(79 mins.; R: language and

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O Inside Out

(94 mins.; PG: mild thematic elements and some action)

This film’s inner journey is a blast, especially the map of consciousness provided: A train of thought takes viewers from long-term memories, through the Unconscious, and down to a scary pit where memories go to die. We believe a silly premise and feel the war between regrets and happy days raging in a world of animated change. (DJP) Fairview (2D) The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (116 mins.; PG-13: action violence, some suggestive content, and partial nudity)

Guy Ritchie directs this action/adventure comedy about CIA agent Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavill) and KGB operative Illya Kuryakin (Armie Hammer), who team up to fight a mysterious criminal organization trying to proliferate nuclear weapons. Fiesta 5

O Meru

(87 mins.; R: language)

In this second installation of the Maze Runner saga, Gladers hunt for clues about the mysterious, diabolical organization called WCKD.

Filmed at death-defying altitudes of more than 20,000 feet, with long glacial valleys hanging below, Meru puts viewers right in the climber’s harness on the face of one of the Earth’s most challenging climbs. While a mostly straightforward telling, the film is also interesting for its spiritual element — the way in which lives reorganize and settle upon a path after a destabilizing cataclysm. (RD) Paseo Nuevo

Pawn Sacrifice (114 mins.; PG-13: brief

O Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation (130 mins.; PG-13: sequences of

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (131 mins.; PG-13: extended sequences of violence and action, some thematic elements, substance use, and language)

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strong language, some sexual content, and historical smoking)

This film depicts the true story of chess genius Bobby Fischer’s (Tobey Maguire)





The following films are playing in Santa Barbara FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, through THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24. Descriptions followed by initials — RD (Richie DeMaria) and DJP (D.J. Palladino) — have been taken from our critics’ reviews, which can be read in full at independent.com. The symbol O indicates the film is recommended.



action and violence and brief partial nudity)

This is the first of five Mission: Impossible movies not helmed by a big-name director. The best part of the movie is Sean

Harris, who is rapidly becoming the greatest villain in screen history, and it’s his banal evil figure that makes this plot so much better than fancier-directed installments. (DJP) Camino Real/Fiesta 5 The Second Mother (112 mins.; R: some language and brief drug use)

In The Second Mother, a maid named Val (Regina Casé) welcomes her long-lost daughter Jéssica (Camila Márdila) into the home of the family she tends to. The family takes an immediate liking to the confident, university-bound girl, and the more or less unseen Val must continue her toils and duties as maid while her daughter is fawned over. Tensions tighten and relations complicate as the boundaries between upper and lower class, mother and daughter, family and live-in servant begin to blur. The Second Mother is great in showing how social hierarchies can so subjugate and silence the unacknowledged. (RD) Paseo Nuevo

O Straight Outta Compton (147 mins.; R: language throughout, strong sexuality/nudity, violence, and drug use)

This is a well-made if unchallenging biopic about the pioneering hip-hop group N.W.A and its founding fathers, Eazy-E (Jason Mitchell), Dr. Dre (Corey Hawkins), and Ice Cube (played by his son, O’Shea Jackson Jr.). This flick feels soft and tame in its ways, but it’s still a great watch. It reminds us of the rappers’ fiercest days and why their legacy remains so vital — the endurance of their great music, their undefeatable willingness to be uncompromising, and their poetic call for justice. (RD) Metro 4

O Trainwreck (125 mins.; R: strong sexual content, nudity, language, and some drug use) In Trainwreck, Amy (Amy Schumer) crashes through a variety of dating wreckages en route to a happier partnership. But the film isn’t just about the disasters but also the grace to recover from them, and reminds us that if there’s a light at the end of this crazy tunnel, it’s through the redemption of laughter. The result will be remembered as one of the funnier risqué adventures of the summer. (RD) Fiesta 5

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The audience deeply, boisterously appreciated the many double entendres and fart jokes ladled on top of this inspirational story. The best part is the swooping “camera work” that includes long pans, arresting close-ups, and an extended canyon chase flight scene that screams Star Wars. (DJP)

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A Walk in the Woods (104 mins.; R: language and some sexual references)

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(Mar. 21-Apr. 19): I won’t go so far as to say that you are surrounded by unhinged maniacs whose incoherence is matched only by their self-delusion. That would probably be too extreme. But I do suspect that at least some of the characters in the game you’re playing are not operating at their full potential. For now, it’s best not to confront them and demand that they act with more grace. The wiser strategy might be to avoid being swept up in their agitation as you take good care of yourself. If you are patient and stay centered, I bet you will eventually get a chance to work your magic.

(June 21-July 22): Now is an excellent time to close the gap between the Real You and the image of yourself that you display to the world. I know of two ways to accomplish this. You can tinker with the Real You so that it’s more like the image you display. Or else you can change the image you display so that it is a more accurate rendition of the Real You. Both strategies may be effective. However you go about it, Cancerian, I suggest you make it your goal to shrink the amount of pretending you do.

TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20): Many of the heroes in fairy tales survive and thrive because of the magical gifts they are given. Benefactors show up, often unexpectedly, to provide them with marvels — a spinning wheel that can weave a cloak of invisibility, perhaps, or winged shoes that give them the power of flight, or a charmed cauldron that brews a healing potion. But there is an important caveat. The heroes rarely receive their boons out of sheer luck. They have previously performed kind deeds or unselfish acts in order to earn the right to be blessed. According to my analysis, Taurus, the coming weeks will be prime time for you to make yourself worthy of gifts you will need later on.

(July 23-Aug. 22): Born under the sign of Leo, Marcel Duchamp was an influential artist whose early work prefigured surrealism. In 1917, he submitted an unusual piece to a group exhibition in New York. It was a plain old porcelain urinal, but he titled it “Fountain,� and insisted it was a genuine work of art. In that spirit, I am putting my seal of approval on the messy melodrama you are in the process of managing. Henceforth, this melodrama shall also be known as a work of art, and its title will be “Purification.� (Or would you prefer “Expurgation� or “Redemption�?) If you finish the job with the panache you have at your disposal, it will forevermore qualify as a soul-jiggling masterpiece.

(Sept. 23-Oct. 22): The rooster is your power animal. Be like him. Scrutinize the horizon for the metaphorical dawn that is coming, and be ready to herald its appearance with a triumphant wake-up call. On the other hand, the rooster is also your affliction animal. Don’t be like him. I would hate for you to imitate the way he handles himself in a fight, which is to keep fussing and squabbling far beyond the point when he should let it all go. In conclusion, Libra, act like a rooster but also don’t act like a rooster. Give up the protracted struggle so you can devote yourself to the more pertinent task, which is to celebrate the return of the primal heat and light.

(Dec. 22-Jan. 19): One of your key themes in the coming weeks is “grace.� I suggest that you cultivate it, seek it out, expect it, and treasure it. To prepare for this fun work, study all of the meanings of “grace� below. At least two of them, and possibly all, should and can be an active part of your life. (1) Elegance or beauty of form, movement, or proportion; seemingly effortless charm or fluidity. (2) Favor or goodwill; a disposition to be generous or helpful. (3) Mercy, forgiveness, charity. (4) A temporary exemption or immunity; a reprieve. (5) A sense of fitness or propriety. (6) A prayer of blessing or thanks said before a meal. (7) An unmerited divine gift offered out of love.





(Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Be good, but not necessarily wellbehaved. Be extra exuberant and free, but not irresponsible. Be lavish and ardent and even rowdy, but not decadent. Why? What’s the occasion? Well, you have more or less finished paying off one of your karmic debts. You have conquered or at least outwitted a twist from your past that had been sapping your mojo. As a reward for doing your duty with such diligence, you have earned a respite from some of the more boring aspects of reality. And so now you have a mandate to gather up the intelligent pleasure you missed when you were acting like a beast of burden.

(May 21-June 20): We humans need nourishing stories almost as much as we require healthy food, clean air, pure water, and authentic love. And yet many of us get far less than our minimum daily requirement of nourishing stories. Instead, we are barraged with nihilistic narratives that wallow in misery and woe. If we want a break from that onslaught, our main other choices are sentimental fantasies and empty-hearted trivia. That’s the bad news. But here’s the good news: Now is a favorable time for you to seek remedies for this problem. That’s why I’m urging you to hunt down redemptive chronicles that furnish your soul with gritty delight. Find parables and sagas and tales that fire up your creative imagination and embolden your lust for life.

(Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Some people express pride in gross ways. When you hear their overbearing brags, you know it’s a sign that they are not really confident in themselves. They overdo the vanity because they’re trying to compensate for their feelings of inadequacy. In the coming weeks, I expect you to express a more lovable kind of self-glorification. It won’t be inflated or arrogant, but will instead be measured and reasonable. If you swagger a bit, you will do it with humor and style, not narcissism and superiority. Thank you in advance for your service to humanity. The world needs more of this benign kind of egotism.

(Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Since you seem to enjoy making life so complicated and intense for yourself, you may be glad to learn that the current astrological omens favor that development. My reading of the astrological omens suggests that you’re about to dive deep into rich mysteries that could drive you half-crazy. I suspect that you will be agitated and animated by your encounters with ecstatic torment and difficult bliss. Bon voyage! Have fun! Soon I expect to see miniature violet bonfires gleaming in your bedroom eyes, and unnamable emotions rippling through your unfathomable face, and unprecedented words of wild wisdom spilling from your smart mouth.


(Feb. 19-Mar. 20): “I am the least difficult of men. All I want is boundless love.� That’s the mantra that Frank O’Hara intoned in his poem “Meditations in an Emergency,� and now I’m inviting you to adopt a modified version of it. Here’s how I would change it for your use in the coming months: “I am the least difficult of passion artists. All I want is to give and receive boundless, healthy, interesting love.� To be frank, I don’t think O’Hara’s simple and innocent declaration will work for you. You really do need to add my recommended nuances in order to ripen your soul’s code and be aligned with cosmic rhythms.


(Nov. 22-Dec. 21): The Adamites were devotees of an ancient Christian sect that practiced sacred nudism. One of their central premises: How could anyone possibly know God while wearing clothes? I am not necessarily recommending that you make their practice a permanent part of your spiritual repertoire, but I think you might find value in it during the coming weeks. Your erotic and transcendent yearnings will be rising to a crescendo at the same time. You will have the chance to explore states where horniness and holiness overlap. Lusty prayers? Reverent sex? Ecstatic illumination?

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Bay Club Uptown Santa Barbara at 3908 Bulk Sale State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105; DID YOU KNOW Information is Spectrum Clubs Santa Barbara, Inc. power and content is King? Your 1 Lombard Street San Francisco, CA doorway to statewide Public Notices, 94111. This business is conducted by a California Newspaper Publishers Corporation Signed: Spectrum Clubs Santa Barbara, Inc. filed with the Association Smart Search Feature. Sign‑up, Enter County Clerk of Santa Barbara County keywords and sit back and let public on Aug 17, 2015. This statement expires notices come to you on your mobile, five years from the date it was filed in desktop, and tablet. For more the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Teresa information call Cecelia @ (916) 288‑6011 or www.­ Ann Iqbal . FBN Number: 2015‑0002468. Published: Aug 20, 27, Sept 3, 10 2015. capublicnotice.com (Cal‑SCAN)


FBN Abandonment STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following Fictitious Business Name is being abandoned: Maria Isabel Hair Design at 3008 State St , Santa Barbara, CA 93105. The original statement for use of this Fictitious Business Name was filed 1/05/2015 in the County of Santa Barbara. Original file no. 2013‑0000019. The person (s) or entities abandoning use of this name are as follows: Gerardo Roca 2128 Modoc Rd #F, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 27 2015, 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 Noe Solis. for Published. Sept 3, 10, 17, 24 2015. STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following Fictitious Business Name is being abandoned: Star Nails at 5155 Tabano Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93111. The original statement for use of this Fictitious Business Name was filed 10/28/2013 in the County of Santa Barbara. Original file no. 2013‑0003288. The person (s) or entities abandoning use of this name are as follows: Thao Nguyen, 5155 Tabano Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93111. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 17 2015, 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 Teresa Ann Iqbal for Published. Aug 20, 27, Sept 3, 10 2015. STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following Fictitious Business Name is being abandoned: Frank’s Legal Services at 327 Rancheria Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101. The original statement for use of this Fictitious Business Name was filed 5/15/2015 in the County of Santa Barbara. Original file no. 2015‑0001574. The person (s) or entities abandoning use of this name are as follows: Frank’s Legal Services, LLC 327 Rancheria Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 14 2015, 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 Teresa Ann Iqbal. for Published. Sept 17, 24. Oct 1, 8 2015.

Fictitious Business Name Statement FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Santa Barbara Home Watch at 324 1/2 North Alisos Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Paul D’ Antoni III, 324 1/2 North Alisos Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103, This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Paul D’Antoni III filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jul 30 2015. 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: 2015‑0002454. Published: Aug 20, 27. Sep 3, 10 2015.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Bay Club Goleta at 6144 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117; Spectrum Clubs Santa Barbara, Inc. 1 Lombard Street San Francisco, CA 94111. This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: . filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 17, 2015. 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 Teresa Ann Iqbal . FBN Number: 2015‑0002467. Published: Aug 20, 27, Sept 3, 10 2015. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Cielo Spa Boutique at 1725 State St Suite C, CA 93101; Roxanne R. Zbinden, 287 Pebble Beach Dr. Goleta, CA 93117 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Roxanne R. Zbindena filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 3, 2015. 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 Andrea Luparello. FBN Number: 2015‑0002353. Published: Aug 20, 27. Sep 3, 10 2015. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Star Nails at 5801 Calle Real Suite F Goleta, CA 93117; Qui Thi Nguyen, 945 Ward Dr. 114, Goleta, CA 93111; Sean Thai Nguyen, 100 Sumida Gardens Ln Apt 103, Santa Barbara, CA 93111. This business is conducted by a General Partnership Signed: Sean Thai Nguyen filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 17 2015. 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 Teresa Ann Iqbal. FBN Number: 2015‑0002471. Published: Aug 20, 27. Sep 3, 10 2015. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Paradise Real Estate Group at 1526 Marquard Terrace, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Colette B Fischer same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Colette B Fisher filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 17, 2015. 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 Teresa Ann Iqbal. FBN Number: 2015‑0002464. Published: Aug 20, 27. Sep 3, 10 2015. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Valor Business Services at 408 W. Pedregosa St. #B, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Robert Del Rosario (samea address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Robert Del Rosario filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 4 2015. 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 Andrea Luparello. FBN Number: 2015‑0002362. Published: Aug 20, 27. Sep 3, 10 2015. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Bay Club Downtown Santa Barbara at 21 West Carrillo Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Spectrum Clubs Santa Barbara, Inc. 1 Lombard Street San Francisco, CA 94111. This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: . filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 17, 2015. 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 Teresa Ann Iqbal . FBN Number: 2015‑0002469. Published: Aug 20, 27, Sept 3, 10 2015.


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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Shelton Huts at 519 Fig Avenue, Santa Barbara CA 93101; Mattie Braden Shelton, 801 Cold Spring Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Mattie Braden Shelton filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 11 2015. 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: 2015‑0002414. Published: Aug 20, 27. Sep 3, 10 2015. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Bentley‑Forbes Security at 222 West Carmen Lane Suite 202 Santa Maria, CA 93458; Bentley‑Forbes Security Training Academy, Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 19, 2015. 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: 2015‑0002486. Published: Aug 27. Sep 3, 10, 17 2015. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Richard Abrams And Associates at 464 San Marino Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Richard Abrams (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Richard Abrams filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 19, 2015. 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: 2015‑0002486. Published: Aug 27. Sep 3, 10, 17 2015. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Laser Rehab Institute at 1520 State Street Suite A Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Kevin Khalili 3115 Calle Fresno Street Santa Barbara, CA 93105 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Kevin Khalili filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 20, 2015. 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: 2015‑0002504. Published: Aug 27. Sep 3, 10, 17 2015. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Ferm Pickles Fermpickles at 3115 Calle Fresno Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Indra Smith (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Indra Smith filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 20, 2015. 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 Teresa Ann Iqbel. FBN Number: 2015‑0002503. Published: Aug 27. Sep 3, 10, 17 2015.


FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Showers of Blessing at 6595 Covington Way Goleta, CA 93117; Interfaith Initiative of Santa Barbara County 86 Harbor Way #249 Santa Barbara, CA 93109 This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Martin G. Jenkins filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 14, 2015. 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 Andrea Luparello. FBN Number: 2015‑0002455. Published: Aug 27. Sep 3, 10, 17 2015. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Pleasure 2 Treasure at 1721 De La Vina Apt C Santa Barbara, 93101; Brian Williams (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Brian Williams filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 20, 2015. 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 Teresa Ann Iqbel. FBN Number: 2015‑0002510. Published: Aug 27. Sep 3, 10, 17 2015. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: G & M Road Fund at 2743 Glendessary Lane Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Harry Edward Heron (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Harry Edward Heron filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 19, 2015. 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 Jessica Sheaif. FBN Number: 2015‑0002483. Published: Aug 27. Sep 3, 10, 17 2015. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Point & Line, Point & Line Wines at 212 W. Pedregosa Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Catalyst Three LLC (same address) This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Russell Kostin filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 21, 2015. 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 Jessica Sheaif. FBN Number: 2015‑0002517. Published: Aug 27. Sep 3, 10, 17 2015. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Jensen Guitar & Music Co, Jensen Pro at 2830 De La Vina St Ste F Santa Barbara, CA 93105‑3457; Artichoke Music Services, Inc (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Chris Jensen filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 12, 2015. 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: 2015‑0002431. Published: Aug 27. Sep 3, 10, 17 2015.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Next Level Culture at 636 Andy Ln. Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Business Success Team (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Simon Darcy, President filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 06, 2015. 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: 2015‑0002385. Published: Aug 27. Sep 3, 10, 17 2015.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: CA Makes at 919 Medio Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Chelsea Aiello (same address) Wesley Prunckle (same address) This business is conducted by a Married Couple Signed: Chelsea Aiello filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 20, 2015. 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 Teresa Ann Iqbel. Iqbel. FBN Number: 2015‑0002509. Published: Sep 3, 10, 17 24 2015.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Barbara’s Consignment Concierge at 1103 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Barbara Jennifer Reed 45 Greenwell Lane Santa Barbara, CA 93105 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Barbara J. Reed filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 21, 2015. 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: 2015‑0002422. Published: Aug 27. Sep 3, 10, 17 2015.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Santa Barbara Eco‑Village at 121 West Pueblo Street #14 Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Bruno Treves 1105 North Ontare Road Santa Barbara, CA 93105 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Bruno Treves filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 25, 2015. 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. Iqbel. FBN Number: 2015‑0002542. Published: Sep 3, 10, 17 24 2015.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Reed Interiors at 3821 Santa Claus Lane Carpinteria, CA 93013; Reed Floors, Inc (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Myriam Doussineau filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 25, 2015. 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: 2015‑0002536. Published: Sep 3, 10, 17 24 2015. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Bottle Pros at 735 State Street #229 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Pura Stainless LLC (same address) This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Jennifer Moore filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 13, 2015. 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: 2015‑0002437. Published: Sep 3, 10, 17 24 2015. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Quinn Fiduciary Services at 1811 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Jacquelyn 333 Old Mill Road Space 168 Santa Barbara, CA 93110 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Jacquelyn Quinn filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 26, 2015. 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: 2015‑0002560. Published: Sep 3, 10, 17 24 2015. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Peka Construction at 650 Northview Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Michael Wayne Peka (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Michael W Peka filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 28, 2015. 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 Teresa Ann Iqbal. FBN Number: 2015‑0002576. Published: Sep 3, 10, 17 24 2015. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: 805 Street Bites & Events at 4024 Modoc Rd Unit A Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Christian Cortes (same address) Abigail Placencia (same address) This business is conducted by a General Partnership Signed: Christian Cortes filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 04, 2015. 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 Andrea Luparellio. FBN Number: 2015‑0002374. Published: Sep 3, 10, 17 24 2015. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Paddle Sports Center, Paddle Sports of Santa Barbara at 117 Harbor Way Ste B Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Channel Islands Outfitters, Inc (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Fraser Kersey, CFO filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 17, 2015. 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: 2015‑0002459. Published: Sep 3, 10, 17 24 2015. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Fairview Mattress & Furniture at 5729 Hollister Ave. Goleta, CA 93117; Gabriel Solrzano 718 W. Sola St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Gabriel Solorzano filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 28, 2015. 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: 2015‑0002575. Published: Sep 3, 10, 17 24 2015.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Royal Thai Massage at 3204‑A State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Natacha Chaiseree 4123 Via Andorra Santa Barbara, CA 93110 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Natacha Chaiseree filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 27, 2015. 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: 2015‑0002570. Published: Sep 3, 10, 17 24 2015. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Wholesome Chow at 760 Chelham Way Santa Barbara, CA 93108; Jeffrey Bailey (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Jeffrey Bailey filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 25, 2015. 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 Teresa Ann Iqbal. FBN Number: 2015‑0002562. Published: Sep 3, 10, 17 24 2015. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Em El Consulting at 5511 Somerset Dr. Goleta, CA 93111; Michael Lee; 785 Camino Del Sur #119 Goleta, CA 93117 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Michael Lee filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 18, 2015. 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 Teresa Ann Iqbal. FBN Number: 2015‑0002479. Published: Sep 3, 10, 17 24 2015. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Perfect Fits, The Perfect Fits, Weaves Police at 3463 Stae Street Suite 326 Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Janice L. Hayes (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Janice L. Hayes filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 20, 2015. 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: 2015‑0002520. Published: Sep 3, 10, 17 24 2015. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: The Video Shop at 128 W. Mission St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101; William E. Sanford (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: William E. Sanford filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 03, 2015. 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 Andrea Luparello. FBN Number: 2015‑0002628. Published: Sep 10, 17 24. Oct 1 2015. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Santa Barbara Liquid Frontiers Art Studio at 110 Bodega Lane Suite I Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Marshall Jerome Moreno (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Marshall J. Moreno filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 02, 2015. 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 Teresa Ann Iqpal. FBN Number: 2015‑0002624. Published: Sep 10, 17 24. Oct 1 2015.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Cathren T. Marksen at 1727 State St. #23 santa Barbara, CA 93101; Catherine Spaulding Marks 305 Vista De La Cumbre Santa Barbara, CA 93105 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Catherine S. Marks filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 31, 2015. 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: 2015‑0002600. Published: Sep 17 24. Oct 1, 8 2015. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Solvang Brewing Company at 1547 Mission Drive Solvang, CA 93463; Solvang Brewing Company Brewing Inc (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 01, 2015. 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: 2015‑0002609. Published: Sep 17 24. Oct 1, 8 2015. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Skeleton Kitten at 1419 Laguna St. #83 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Marlyn Daggett (same address) This business is conducted by a Indivudual Signed: Marlyn Daggett filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 04, 2015. 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: 2015‑0002642. Published: Sep 17 24. Oct 1, 8 2015. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Blue Sky Writers at 1187 Coast Village Road 1‑490 Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Road Dog Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Kenny Loggins, CEO filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 03, 2015. 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 Teresa Ann Iqbal. FBN Number: 2015‑0002633. Published: Sep 17 24. Oct 1, 8 2015.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Bruce Gombrelli Dance at 3015 N. State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Bruce Gombrelli 5700 Via Real Unit 48 Carpinteria, CA 93103 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Bruce Gombrelli filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 14, 2015. 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 Andrea Luparello. FBN Number: 2015‑0002687. Published: Sep 17 24. Oct 1, 8 2015. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Simply Halloween, World of Magic, World of Magic Halloween at 5964 Berkley Rd Goleta, CA 93117; Citco Enterprises, Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Gina Ngyyen, Secretary filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 11, 2015. 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 Andrea Luparello. FBN Number: 2015‑0002685. Published: Sep 17 24. Oct 1, 8 2015. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Wildwood Kitchen, Wood Shed at 410 East Haley Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Wildwood Restaurant Group, LLC 412 East Haley Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Kerry Artico filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 08, 2015. 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: 2015‑0002649. Published: Sep 17 24. Oct 1, 8 2015.

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The Accounting Technician II for the Food Services Department will compile district, state and federal reports as required, as well as reports or analysis for district management staff; maintain, audit and reconcile assigned accounts and funds, and participate in year‑end closing. Researching and resolving account or fund discrepancies; perform analysis of funds is required. Provide timely and relevant budget and fiscal information to administrators and department managers; provide technical training and support to school financial technicians and other personnel. Process accounts receivable, petty cash, and internal charge backs or reallocations. For more details about this job, please apply on‑line at www. edjoin.org or visit our website at www.sbunified.­org.

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STUDENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS & TECHNOLOGY Provides operations support for the Student Financial System, which awards, disburses, and reconciles over $300 million in aid to UCSB students. Responsible for the development, testing, scheduling, monitoring, and problem resolution of operations jobs and runbooks to support business processes for the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships and the Graduate Division. The BSOS provides data reporting and analysis support to aid in planning, operations, and reconciliation efforts. Reqs: Basic knowledge of the SQL language. Basic knowledge of at least one scripting technology. Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills. Demonstrated ability to communicate complex issues to people of varying levels of technical knowledge. Note: Fingerprinting required. $24.03 ‑ $33.67/hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex,

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Career Center Tech­nician‑ Bilingual

The Career Center Technician‑ Bilingual will coordinate the services, activities and operations of the Santa Barbara High School career center, perform a variety of technical and clerical duties, and gather, organize and disseminate career information to students, teachers, counselors and parents/guardians. Overseeing the daily activities of a high school career center; screen phone calls and visitors, provide information regarding career center programs, resources, work permits, and community service hours. Provide career and college information to students, teachers, counselors and parents/guardians, including information about career exploration, job search, and placement, vocational training and apprenticeships, technical schools and 2 or 4 year colleges. Bilingual proficiency in Spanish is highly preferred. For more details about this job, please apply on‑line at www.­edjoin.org or visit our website at www.­sbunified.org.

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Christopher Vigilante, President filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 31, 2015. 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 Andrea Luparello. FBN Number: 2015‑0002583. Published: Sep 10, 17 24. Oct 1 2015.

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Employment control applications (e.g., Microsoft Team Foundations) to maintain code changes. · Adheres to Department policies, procedures and standards in the development and implementation of software. Successful candidates will meet the following criteria: · Bachelor’s Degree in Computer/ Engineering Science or equivalent experience Independent problem solving and analysis skills Clear, effective verbal and written communication skills Good time management skills Ability to meet critical deadlines and prioritize multiple tasks in a fast‑paced environment Strong team orientation with the desire and ability to establish cooperative working relationships with employees at all levels within Yardi, outside of Yardi, and with clients · Familiarity with one of the following computer programming language (VB.NET, Java, Java Script, C#) · Experience with relationship databases (SQL Server, Oracle)


Cottage Health offers an excellent compensation package that includes above market salaries; premium medical benefits, pension plans, and tax savings accounts. Please apply online at: www.cottagehealth.org. EOE Personal Attendants Wanted Provide in‑home support to adults with Developmental Disabilities FT and PT available call 692‑5290


and procedures affecting staff salaries. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience with financial and accounting operations. Excellent written and oral communication skills. High degree of proficiency in MS Excel, including financial and procurement systems. Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team. Strong analytical and organizational skills with attention to detail and accuracy. Note: Fingerprinting required. $21.86 ‑ $24.00/hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For primary consideration apply by 9/27/15, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.­ ucsb.edu Job #20150486

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital seeks per diem Case Manager for inpatient Psychiatric Services. Will be responsible


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It’s our highest priority.

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



DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION SERVICES Works with architects and engineers on new construction and renovation projects to ensure compliance with specified programs and University policy. Plans, coordinates, solicits and analyzes bids from contractors. Reviews construction cost estimates and bidding documents. Reqs: Minimum of three years of experience in project management in the construction industry with emphasis on commercial or University projects. Ability to read and interpret construction documents. Ability to problem solve and arrive at equitable solutions. Ability to analyze construction documents as to content and compliance with Housing requirements. Ability to formulate construction cost estimates for long term planning. Working knowledge of California building and fire codes. Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. Notes: Fingerprinting required. Maintain a valid CA driver’s license, a clean DMV record and enrollment in the DMV Employee Pull‑Notice Program. $4,600 ‑ $6,441/ mo. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants

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Cath Lab/IR Nurse Clinical Manager – ER GVCH Clinical Manager – Telemetry Clinical Nurse Specialist Clinical Quality Consultant CRN – Perioperative Facilitator Electrophysiology Emergency Psych Supervisor Emergency Psychiatric Manager – Cardiology Manager – Villa Riviera Med/Surg – Float Pool MICU Mother Infant Neuro/Cardiovascular Coordinator Neurology/Urology NICU Orthopedics Peds PICU Pulmonary Renal SICU Surgery Surgical Trauma Telemetry

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Behavior Health Clinician – Per Diem Personal Care Attendant I – Villa Riviera Telemetry Technician Unit Care Technicians – MICU

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Benefactor Liaison Catering Set-up – Part-Time Client Systems Administrator (EPIC) Concierge Cook Environmental Services Rep Environmental Services Supervisor EPIC Ambulatory Manager Floor Care Representative Food Service Rep Infection Preventionist Data Support (RN) Integration Analyst – HIE Interface Analyst (EPIC) IT Project Manager IT Project Manager, Sr. Lean/Process Improvement Facilitator Manager, ISD Customer Service Manager – Nutrition Marketing Event Coordinator Research Analyst & Project Development Specialist Security Officers Supervisor, Utilization Review Denials & Appeals Process Systems Support Analyst – Supply Chain

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Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital

Work with like-minded people on the most important political and social issues of the day. Flexible hours that fit your schedule.

Earn up to $16+/hour Convenient Downtown SB, Near Bus

Case Manager ‑ Psy­chiatric Services

phone 965-5205


for completing psychosocial evaluations, psychotherapeutic and psychoeducational groups, and aftercare planning. Master’s degree in social work, clinical psychology or counseling required; 2+ years acute care experience preferred. Must be flexible to work varied shifts, including weekends.

ORIENTATION PROGRAM Performs responsible and complex · Experience with accounting professional financial and payroll analysis and processing for systems Orientation Programs, Women, · Experience with Web applications Gender, & Sexual Equity and the Student Resource Building. Develops · Understanding of property reporting for the budgeting, analysis, and documentation of numerous management industry programs and various funding, payroll, income accounts, grants/award, gift EOE/Race/Gender/Disability/Vets funds, recharge accounts, as well as PLEASE APPLY TO: http://www.yardi.­ campus accounting and procurement services. Conducts ongoing analysis of com/about‑us/career‑opportunities/ funding and key control measure and Want A Career Operating Heavy provides timely analysis of financial Equipment? Bulldozers, Backhoes,­ and administrative policies and Excavators. Hands On Training! procedures, and staff matters to the Certifications Offered. National directors of each unit as well as to the Average 18‑22hr. Lifetime Job Director for Budget & Administration. Placement. VA Benefits Eligible! Provides support for the fiscal close 1‑866‑362‑6497. (Cal‑SCAN) operations of departments. Performs multiple complex and confidential General Part-Time projects that require strong analytical and organizational skills. Serves as ADVERTISING SALES ‑ Work from primary preparer for personnel home as an Independent Contractor and payroll adjustments requiring and be your own Boss! Commission accurate interpretation of policies Only Based Program. Self‑Starter, Motivated, Experience in Advertising Sales a plus. Send Resumes to cecelia@ cnpa.com or fax 916‑288‑6022. No phone calls please! (Cal‑ SCAN) WHO SAYS? You cannot earn a powerful income part‑time out of your home? We are doing it. We are looking for a couple of great Leaders. If you think you are qualified call 602/397‑7752 for an interview. Bonuses included. (Cal‑SCAN)


Call: (805) 564-1093 www.telefund.com

Admissions Facilitator – SLO Clinic Case Manager – SLO Clinic Echocardiographer – Per Diem Intraoperative Neuro Monitoring Technician • Physical Therapist – Per Diem • Speech Language Pathologist II – Per Diem • Surg Tech IV

• Manager – Villa-Riviera (Center Administrator, Assisted Living) • Patient Care Tech I – Part-Time • Physical Therapist – Outpatient • Prospective Payment Systems Coordinator

Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital • • • • • • • •

CNC – Nursing Administration CRN – Nursing Administration Emergency Department Technician Patient Financial Counselor – Per Diem RN – Emergency (Nights) RN – ICU (Nights) RN – Med/Surg (Nights) Security Officer – Per Diem

Cottage Business Services • Patient Financial Counselors – Admitting & Credit Collections • Supervisor – Patient Business Services

Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital • • • • • • •

Endoscopy Technician – Days EVS Lead Manager – Nutrition Manager – Radiology Patient Financial Counselor RN – ED – Per Diem and Part-Time RN – Med/Surg – Per Diem

Pacific Diagnostic Laboratories • • • • •

Certified Phlebotomy Techs Clinical Lab Scientists Cytotechnologist – Per Diem Histotechnician Lab Assistant II


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


Excellence, Integrity, Compassion

www.cottagehealth.org September 17, 2015




empLoyment 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 9/23/15, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20150477


BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SERVICES Works closely with other business units to optimize the throughput in Gateway (SciQuest Procure‑To‑Pay application). Documents technical and operational issues and problems impacting document throughput. Serves as liaison with Procurement Services, Accounts Payable and Campus departments to resolve application issues. Reqs: Work history demonstrating strong administrative, organizational, and interpersonal skills. Strong analytic and problem solving skills. Highly professional telephone manner and excellent writing skills with careful attention to detail, grammar, punctuation and proofreading. Strong customer service skills. Strength in problem recognition and problem‑solving. Work well within a team and possess team building skills. Ability to work independently, pay close attention to detail, meet deadlines and set priorities. Ability to perform basic math calculations. Extensive experience with MS Excel and Word. Note: Fingerprinting required. $20.19 ‑ $23.36/hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Open until filled. Deadline extended; reapplication unnecessary. Apply online at https:// jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20150272


COLLEGE OF LETTERS & SCIENCE Independently manages the Undergraduate Mentorship Program and the Health Science Program outreach and internship activities in the Division of Undergraduate Education. For the Undergraduate Mentorship Program, develops a comprehensive peer advising training and mentorship program aimed at increasing student success. Orchestrates mentee connections with accomplished Peer Mentors to foster student success and maintains close supervision of mentorship activities to ensure program success. For the Health Science Program (HSP), manages all HSP matters affecting academic opportunities and student participation, conducts outreach to partner institutions and faculty that provide internships and opportunities for clinical and research experience, and acts as liaison with affiliated faculty and staff on campus. Reqs: Advanced knowledge of advising and counseling techniques, knowledge of multiple majors, colleges and schools. Thorough knowledge and application of college/school policies, procedures, requirements, and precedents. Skills in judgment and decision making, problem solving, project management, monitoring and assessment, and written and verbal communications. Note: Fingerprinting required. This is an internal‑to‑external recruitment giving primary consideration to current UCSB employees; external applications may be considered if a UCSB candidate is not selected.



$55,206 ‑ $66,250/yr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For primary consideration, apply by 9/24/15, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs. ucsb.edu Job #20150481


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Homes, Apartments, Studios, In‑House, Coordinating. Give your toes a break, No job too big or small. CA‑PUC‑Lic 190295, Insurance. 805‑698‑2978.

SAFE STEP Walk‑In Tub Alert for Seniors. Bathroom falls can be fatal. Approved by Arthritis Foundation. Therapeutic Jets. Less Than 4 Inch Step‑In. Wide Door. Anti‑Slip Floors. American Made. Installation Included. Call 800‑799‑4811 for $750 Off. (Cal‑SCAN) If you want to see your house really clean call 682‑6141;385‑9526 SBs Best

NATURAL RESERVE SYSTEM Responsible for all aspects of management of VESR’s two field station complexes and lands, including use by researchers, classes and public outreach programs; the full range of administration functions; operation and maintenance of facilities and equipment; natural resource management; and agency and community interactions. Engages in programmatic and facilities planning and implementation and a comprehensive private fundraising program for the Reserve. Reqs: Advanced degree in environmental science or a related field; excellent problem solving skills and experience in project management; outstanding communication skills. Demonstrated experience in administration and budget management, staff supervision, facilities and equipment operations and maintenance, land stewardship and resource monitoring, and a willingness to engage in private fundraising is required. Notes: Fingerprinting required. Maintain a valid CA driver’s license, a clean DMV record and enrollment in the DMV Employee Pull‑Notice Program. Resides and is present at the Reserve, near Mammoth Lakes, except for brief intervals on VESR business, or on authorized days off and vacation periods. This includes being on call outside of normal business hours. Travel is required to UCSB and University offices in Oakland several times per year. Employee must be physically fit to perform snow removal and construction tasks. Commensurate with experience up to $84,929/yr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For primary consideration apply by 10/18/15, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs. ucsb.edu Job #20150478

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& Save Your Home! Get FREE Relief! Learn about your legal option to possibly lower your rate and modify your mortgage. 800‑469‑0167 (Cal‑SCAN) REDUCE YOUR Past Tax Bill by as much as 75 Percent. Stop Levies, Liens and Wage Garnishments. Call The Tax DR Now to see if you Qualify. 1‑800‑498‑1067. (Cal‑SCAN) SELL YOUR structured settlement or annuity payments for CASH NOW. You don’t have to wait for your future payments any longer! Call 1‑800‑673‑5926 (Cal‑SCAN)

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Virus/Spyware Removal, Install/ Repair, Upgrades, Troubleshoot, Set‑up, Tutor, Networks, Best rates! Matt 682‑0391 SWITCH & Save Event from DirecTV! Packages starting at $19.99/mo. Free 3‑Months of HBO, Starz, SHOWTIME & CINEMAX FREE GENIE HD/DVR Upgrade! 2015 NFL Sunday Ticket. Included with Select Packages. New Customers Only IV Support Holdings LLC‑ An authorized DirecTV Dealer. Some exclusions apply ‑ Call for details 1‑800‑385‑9017 (CalSCAN)


TRANSFERS‑ Only $10! Quick before your tapes fade! Transfer VHS, 8mm, Hi8 etc. Scott 969‑6500

auto A‑1 DONATE YOUR CAR FOR BREAST CANCER! Help United Breast Foundation education, prevention, & support programs. FAST FREE PICKUP ‑ 24 HR RESPONSE ‑ TAX DEDUCTION 855‑403‑0215 (AAN CAN)


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Meet Zero

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Zero is a fun puppy that needs a forever home! He’s only 6 months and would love a fun family of his own!

Professionally Framed. Excellent Condition $175 for all. 805‑350‑0803 BURIAL PLOTS ‑ (4) grave sites for sale, at Santa Barbara cemetery in Montecito. Nice location, bordering top plateau. $32,000 total. 966‑0707

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Meet Marvin

LECTERN ‑ new table used for speeches. Dark brown, red tinge, rich color. $60 or best offer. 805‑845‑8866

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

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

Estate, Unwanted, Used, Consignment

Santa Barbara County 4-H invite you to attend…

Please contact Daniel at Far West Guns

Celebrating National 4-H week Saturday, October 3, 2015 Rancho La Patera & Stow House 304 No. Los Carneros Rd. Goleta

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Free Admission Please leave your pets at home UCCE Santa Barbara County 4-H Program 7127 Hollister Ave., Suite 7| Goleta | CA | 93117| 805-893-3410| sb4h.org

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Healing Touch

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


Divorce Care Support Group beginning Sept. 10th, 7‑9pm for 13 weeks. FCC (corner of State and Padre) 805‑252‑41050


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1, 1.5, 2 & 3Hr appts, M‑F. Intro special $40/hr & sliding rates. Shiatzu, Deeptissue, Swedish, Sports. Ken Yamamoto, 35yrs exp. 682‑3456

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Expert in Deep Tissue, 20 yrs exp. Work w/chronic pain, stress & injuries. 1st time Client $50/hr. Gift Cert available, Outcall. Laurie Proia, LMT 886‑8792




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Divorced? TruCkS/rECrEATIONAL Separated? GOT AN older car, boat or RV? Do the humane thing. Donate it to the Humane Society. Call 1‑ 800‑743‑1482 (Cal‑SCAN)

Meet Naugie Mae

Marvin is a sweet boy that would Naugie Mae is a terrier mix love a home with no kids and that just wants to be loved. preferably with only women. She’s very sweet but shy.


(805) 569-2922

With the holiday season coming up, please remember that shelters are full of pets that would love a forever home! If you don’t have time for a full-time member of your family, please volunteer or become a part-time foster! Thank you and be safe.

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NORTHERN AZ WILDERNESS RANCH $249 MONTH! Quiet & secluded 36 acre off grid ranch at cool clear 6,400’ elevation near historic pioneer town & fishing lake. $28,900, $2,890 dn, seller financing. 800.966.6690 sierramountainranch.com (Cal‑SCAN) NORTHERN AZ WILDERNESS RANCH $249 MONTH! Quiet & secluded 38 acre off grid ranch at cool clear 6,400’ elevation near historic pioneer town & lake. No urban noise & dark sky nights. Blend of evergreens and grassy meadows with sweeping views across 640 acres of adjoining State Trust land. Maintained road/free well access. Camping and RV ok. $28,900, $2,890 dn, guaranteed financing. Pics/topo map/ weather/ area info 1st United 800.966.6690 arizonaland.com (Cal‑SCAN)

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

for rent ApArTmENTS & CONdOS FOr rENT $1080 1BD Corner of Hope & San Remo‑N State St‑Barbara Apts Quiet NP 687‑0610


1 BD. Townhomes/Goleta ‑$1275 Incl. Parking 968‑2011 or visit model www.silverwoodtownhomes.com 1BD NEAR Cottage Hospital. 519 W Alamar. Set among beautiful oak trees across the street from Oak Park. NP. $1080. Call Cristina 687‑0915 1BD NEAR SBCC & beach @ Carla Apts NP. 530 W Cota $1080 Rosa 965‑3200 2BDS $1500+ & 3BD flat or townhouses $2220. Near UCSB, shops, park, beach, theater, golf. Sesame Tree Apts 6930 Whittier Dr. Hector 968‑2549 STUDIOS $1080+ & 1BDs $1200+ in beautiful garden setting! Pool, lndry & off‑street parking at Michelle Apartments. 340 Rutherford St. NP. Call Erin 967‑6614

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35 Feeling of apprehension 38 Florida footballer, for short 39 ___ Aduba (“OITNB” actress) 40 Victoria Falls forms part of its border 41 Fat, as in Fat Tuesday 42 Athlete’s leg muscle 43 Hybrid citrus from Jamaica 48 They eagerly await your return 49 Like songs that get stuck in your head 50 Blue stuff 52 Curtain-parting time 53 Airport serving Tokyo 54 Alpine race 57 Atrocities 58 Color of a corrida cape 59 Like folk traditions 60 Cash-free transaction 64 “Green Acres” theme song prop 65 Bent pipe shape 66 Human cannonball’s destination 67 So ___ ©2015 Jonesin’ Crosswords (editor@jonesincrosswords.com) For answers to this puzzle, call: 1-900-226-2800, 99 cents per minute. Must be 18+. Or to bill to your credit card, call: 1-800-655-6548. Reference puzzle #0737 Last week’s soLution:

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Private, gated Mediterranean-style estate with a custom-built home of 7,930± square feet with 5 bedrooms, 7 baths, and an outdoor entertainer’s dream which includes a resort quality swimming pool, stone fireplace, pergola covered and heated dining areas, and a separate pool bath and changing room. In addition, this compound is complete with a 2-bedroom, 2-bath guest house and bocce court. A true car collector’s paradise with room for 20+/- cars – a 12-car showroom, plus additional garages for 8 more cars.

Offered at $2,950,000

Adjacent 3.9+/- acre parcel (137-450-008) also available for additional purchase which contains a tennis court, horse facilities and fenced pastures.

Offered at $595,000

CAREY KENDALL 805.689.6262 carey@clkre.com careykendall.com CalBRE #00753349

All information provided is deemed reliable, but has not been verified and we do not guarantee it. We recommend that buyers make their own inquiries.

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harming. Darling. Cozy. If you read enough real estate ads, you learn that those adjectives can be code for traits like tiny, old, or outdated—especially in our locale,, where the median home price is close to a million dollars and every neighborhood is desirable. It’s enough to make





927 West Valerio Street is currently for sale in Santa Barbara, listed by Angela Moloney of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. Reach Angela at 451-1553.

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ger than I had imagined, with a tall wooden fence for privacy and a big tree offering shade and greenery. Down the long driveway, there’s a detached garage, which is another atypical extra for a house of this era. I pulled myself away from this darling home, thoroughly charmed, back to my car and to the reality of my original errand—but not without those well-deserved adjectives, and thoughts of grandma, still lingering in my head.

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tions of inhabitants. Walking deeper into the living room, I discovered my favorite element of this house: The arched doorway between the living room and the dining room hides an honest-to-goodness sliding pocket door. I learned that the home was built in 1932, so my original sensation of being in grandma’s house was right on the money. The two good-sized bedrooms have lots of windows to bring the sunshine in and provide peeks of the side and backyards. There are two full bathrooms, which isn’t always typical in a cottage like this. Not surprisingly, there isn’t a ton of closet space, but it does have the unexpected bonus of a separate laundry room. Walking outside through the bright period kitchen, I found the backyard to be much big-

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Address: 927 West Valerio Street Status: On the market Price: $799,000

any house hunter cynical or at least learn to see a property for oneself before trusting the description. I happened upon 927 West Valerio Street before I had heard anything about it, driving through the Westside on a different errand and spying the open-house sign. I walked up the front path, not having read the realtor’s narrative. So when the word “charming” popped into my head, it wasn’t in response to anything other than the thoroughly deserving details of this adorable cottage. The pointed roofline caught my eye before I even left the sidewalk, the arched entrance held my attention as I reached the porch, and the built-in mail slot had me smiling as I approached the front door. Crossing the threshold, I had the feeling that I was stepping into grandma’s house as the hardwood floors and brick fireplace welcomed me into the cozy living room. Telltale latches on the wood-framed windows and other original details in the front room reinforced my hunch that this home had seen a few genera-


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Westside Classic Cottage 2007 Gillespie. Santa Barbara. Wonderful Westside home, two bedrooms, one bath, nestled beneath an unbelievable spreading Monterey Pine. Front door opens to the living room with restored quarter sawn white oak floors, a fully functional fireplace, and is flooded with natural light. A formal dining area blends with the living room and leads to a bright remodeled kitchen featuring modern appliances and ample working space. Two large bedrooms boast oversized closet spaces. The bath is a delightful old world charmer of generous proportions. The real kicker is an artistic upper floor playroom or painting studio with windows all around. Front and back yard space ensure privacy. A detached one car garage is accessed by beautiful exposed aggregate driveway. Perfectly located close to Downtown, the freeway and nearby beach, this is really a charmer not to be missed. Offered at $875,000

Stewart Abercrombie | Refugio Real Estate 805 886 0497 | stewartcabercrombie@gmail.com | dre#00455088

GATED ESTATE VIEW HOME Reduced to $2,999,000 Incredible ocean, mountain, city, harbor & island views. Architecturally designed 3 story home with 7-bedrooms, 8 1/2-bathrooms, patios & decks. Separate 2 bdrm., 2 bath guest house. Gourmet kitchen with custom cabinets, Viking 6 burner stove with grill & more. Dining room with wet bar & wine refrigerator. Spacious outside terrace with fireplace overlooks the incredible views. Perfect for outdoor entertaining. Built in 2013 on approx. 1.13 acres. Elevator & stairs access all 3 floors. The property is gated and fenced with security system. 3-car garage. Spanish tile roof with solar. Lower area of property has a foundation for a one-horse barn and room for a pool, boat, and RV. Great home for multi-family living.

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Address Upon Request $3,000,000 Ralston/Perello-Hitchcock 805.455.9600/805.705.4485 Unprecedented opportunity to own a 3BD/3BA home + guest house only 2 blocks to the beach. www.JakeRalston.com

309 Avila Way $2,895,000 Randy Glick 805.563.4066 Beautifully designed & built single level 5BD/3BA home on a corner lot in the Upper Hedgerow of Montecito. Near Montecito Union & Upper Village. Large usable .80 Acre of beautiful oaks. www.309AvilaWay.com



236 Toro Canyon Rd $2,245,000 Ralston/Perello-Hitchcock 805.455.9600/805.705.4485 Refined 4BD/3½BA country home w/1BD GH on a gated & fenced .46 acre (assr) w/ 3+ car garage. www.JakeRalston.com

1276 N Ontare Rd $2,138,000 The Easters 805.570.0403 Serene, breathtaking and amazing are just a few words to describe this 3BD/3BA single level showcase. Panoramic ocean and city views are seen from almost every room. www.EasterTeamRealtors.com



121 W De La Guerra St 7 $1,550,000 Ralston/Perello-Hitchcock 805.455.9600/805.705.4485 Award winning luxury 1BD/2BA + loft town home in the heart of downtown SB w/a walk score of 97! www.JakeRalston.com

1006 E Canon Perdido St $949,000 Kathy Hughes/Kathy Strand-Spieler 805.448.4881/805.895.6326 Newly Reduced! Beautifully remodeled, charming 3BD enjoys high ceilings, elegant living areas. Located on the lower Riviera, minutes to downtown & beach. 1,112 SF garage/workshop. Pleasant view of ocean/Island!

SANTA BARBARA 805.687.2666 | MONTECITO 805.969.5026 | SANTA YNEZ VALLEY 805.688.2969 3868 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93105

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Water-SavinG tip oF the Week

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the captured “waste” heat can be distributed as hot water through a network of insulated pipes for space heating and domestic hot water in the nearby buildings. Such district systems are like having one large, super-efficient, low-cost boiler for an entire neighborhood. Contrast this with each building having its own

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ince the mid-’70s, I have been committed to building the best, most sustainable buildings. But over time it became clear that a town full of super green buildings was not necessarily a green community. There are many other important indicators of sustainability: how citizens move about; the amount of trees and green spaces; where food is grown and processed; types of recreation; how water is collected, stored, and used; whether waste or even sewage is treated as a resource or not; and how and where electrical power is produced. In California, we have put a lot of attention on efficient buildings; consequently, we have probably the best assortment of high-performance buildings in the world. Only recently have we started paying attention to some of these other factors. A key principle of sustainability is finding an approach that solves multiple problems. El Estero, Santa Barbara’s waste treatment plant, has done this by setting up a cogeneration facility onsite. The collected solid waste is fed into a digester to produce methane, which then is used to generate 70 percent of the electricity needed to run the waste plant. Moreover, the residual solids become safe, nutrient-rich compost that is used on city parks and gardens. Another example of this sustainable principle is found in Scandinavia. They have long built houses to stringent energy-performance standards. Even more impressive, however, are the “fuel-flexible” power plants that they have constructed, which are capable of burning fossil fuels, biomass, trash, or biogas (mostly methane harvested from the sewage system). They are frequently located in urban neighborhoods so that

Beautifully designed and built single level 5 bedroom, 3 bath home on a corner lot in the Upper Hedgerow of Montecito. Walk to Montecito Union Elementary and the Upper Village. Large usable .80 acre of beautiful oaks in a natural setting. Floor plan offers great opportunity for dual living. Rare offering in a whisper quiet Montecito location. Architect’s own home ~ is a delight to show. Offered at $2,895,000

by Dennis Allen furnace and water heater like we have here in the States. We tend to think in terms of high-performance buildings; in Scandinavia, they tend to think in terms of high-performance neighborhoods, cities, and regions. Because of the centralized efficiencies of these heat and power facilities and their easy ability to switch fuels, they reduce both the cost to consumers and carbon emissions. Stay tuned because we will be seeing a lot of these multifunction operations make more efficient use of resources and address climate change.

Dennis Allen is chair of Allen Construction, an employee-owned company committed to building and operating sustainably. He also serves as chair of the Dean’s Council at the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management at UCSB and as a boardmember of the Community Environmental Council.

Five-Gallon Bucket in the Shower K

eep a five-gallon bucket in the shower to catch the cold water that pours out before the hot. The easy steps are: Place bucket under faucet, turn on water until it’s hot enough, turn off water, remove bucket from shower, turn water back on, and jump in. When the bucket gets full, we use it to water our yard or add it to the washing machine when we start a load of laundry. We’ve saved 10-15 gallons a week in a two-person household for more than a year now. Multiply that by 52 weeks per year, and that’s 520-780 gallons saved each year, not to mention the water you’ve saved in the yard and the washer. The water savings are doubled. —Jason Frantz

We invite readers and businesses to send us their water-saving strategies to share by emailing WaterSaver@independent.com.

OPEN HOUSES Carpinteria 178 Serafin Street, 4BD/2BA, Sun 1-4, $1,025,000, Sotheby’s International Realty, Daniela Johnson 805-453-4555 1431 Tomol Avenue, 3BD/2BA, Sun 1-4, $765,000, Coldwell Banker, Scott Westlotorn 805-403-4313 1477 Theresa Street, 3BD/2BA, Sat 1-4 Sun 1-4, $799,000, Village Properties, David Hekhouse 805-455-2113 3375 Foothill Road 1114+1113, 4BD/4BA, Sun 1-4, $1,898,000, Coldwell Banker, Todd Bollinger 805-2208808


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4527 Carpinteria Avenue A, 2BD/3BA, Sun 1-3, $595,000, Coastal Properties, Gary Goldberg 805-969-1258 4885 Sandyland Road #6, 3BD/3BA, Sun 2-4, $1,995,000, Berkshire Hathaway, Jason Streatfeild 805-2809797 5750 Via Real #278, 2BD/2BA, Sun 2-4, $199,000, Remax Gold Coast Realtors, Gloria Burns 805-689-6920

Downtown Santa Barbara 218 Santa Barbara Street D, 2BD/2.5BA, Sun 2-4, $1,175,000, Berkshire Hathaway, David M. Cohn 805214-8244 18 West Victoria #308, 2BD/3BA, Sat 12-4 Sun 12-4, $2,600,000, Village Properties, Gail Cooley 805-689-7767 18 West Victoria #305, 1BD/2BA, Sat 12-4 Sun 12-4, $1,515,000, Village Properties, Gail Cooley 805-689-7767 18 West Victoria #205, 1BD/2BA, Sat 12-4 Sun 12-4, $1,495,000, Village Properties, Cooley, 805-689-7767 18 West Victoria #209, 1BD/2BA, Sat 12-4 Sun 12-4, $1,180,500, Village Properties, Gail Cooley 805-689-7767 123 Bath Street #A-7, 1BD/1.5BA, Sun 12-3, $895,000, Berkshire Hathaway, Drew Stime 805-452-5053 618 Anacapa Street #7, 2BD/2.5BA, Sun 2-4, $1,669,000, Keller Williams, Janice Laney 805-705 6474 107 West Yanonali Street, 3BD/2BA, Sun 1-4, $1,649,000, Sotheby’s, Paula Goodwin 805-451-5699 531 Chapala Street A, 1BD/2BA, Sun 2-4, $1,995,000, Berkshire Hathaway, JoAnn Mermis 805-895-5650 1109 Olive Street, 2BD/2BA, Sat 1-3 Sun 1-4, $959,000, Berkshire Hathaway, Alex Viscosi 805-755-9005 Kay Davis 805-440-7254 1116 Garden Street, 4BD/2BA, Sun 3-5, $849,000, Sotheby’s International Realty, Larry Martin 805-895-6872 1116 North Nopal Street, 3BD/1BA, Sun 1-4, $695,000, Berkshire Hathaway, Isaiah J. Polstra 805-722-5085 1417 Olive Street Unit B, 3BD/2BA, Sun 1-4, $1,095,000, Sotheby’s International Realty, Sandy Lipowski 805403-3844 1624 De La Vina Street, 2BD/1BA, By Appt., $729,000, Sotheby’s International Realty, Jennifer Berger 805-451-5484

2525 State Street #25, 1BD/1.5BA, Sun 1-4, $599,000, Coastal Properties, Sylvia Miller 805-448-8882 3791-E State Street, 3BD/2.5BA, By Appt. $1,279,000 Berkshire Hathaway, Jan Banister 805-455-1194

Eastside Santa Barbara 426 Por La Mar Circle, 1BD/1BA, Sun 12-3, $545,000, Sotheby’s International Realty, Laura Drammer 805-448-7500 Lauren Stewart 805-618-6007 641 Por La Mar Circle, 2BD/2.5BA, Sun 1-4, $939,000, Village Properties, Billy 805-570-4827 645 Costa Del Mar Unit C, 2BD/2.5BA, Sun 1-4, $979,000, Village Properties, Billy 805-570-4827 1020 Canon Perdido, 3BD/2.5BA, Sat 1-4, $1,280,000, Keller Williams, Janice Laney 805-705-6474 1109 Olive Street, 2BD/2BA, Sat 11-3pm $959,000, Berkshire Hathaway, Angela Moloney 805-451-1553 2025 Garden Street, 3BD/2BA, Sun 2-4, $1,795,000, Berkshire Hathaway, Ken Switzer 805-680-4622

Mission Canyon 59 Tierra Cielo Lane, 3BD/3BA, Sat 2-4 Sun 12-2, $1,499,000, Sotheby’s International Realty, Robert Heckes 805637-0047 408 Los Robles Lane, 3BD/2.5BA, Sat 2-4 Sun 1-4, $1,649,000, Sotheby’s International Realty, Deb Archambault 805-455-2966 790 Mission Oaks Lane, 4BD/4.5BA, Sun 1-3, $1,949,000, Berkshire Hathaway, Doug Van Pelt 805-637-3684 Thomas Schultheis 805-729-2802 967 Cheltenham Road, 3BD/2BA, Sat 1-4 Sun 1-4, $1,200,000, Berkshire Hathaway, Jarrod Shively 805-714-5114 Brett Buschbom 805-451-9108 1502 Mission Canyon Road, 4BD/2BA, Sat 1-4 Sun 1-4, $1,450,000, Berkshire Hathaway, Richard Davidson 805-452-3490 1570 Las Canoas Road, 3BD/4BA, Sun 2-4, $2,375,000, Coast and Valley Properties, Robert P Ruccione 805-7292004 2911 Foothill Road, 2BD/2BA, Sun 1-3, $906,000, Berkshire Hathaway, Debby Rexford 805-886-8773

1220 Coast Village Road Unit 110, 3BD/2BA, Sun 12-1:30, $1,099,000, Sotheby’s International Realty, Frank Abatemarco 805-450-7477 1211 East Valley Road, 4+BD/5BA, Sun 2-4, $2,595,000, Berkshire Hathaway, Yolanda Van Wingerden 805-570-4965 1373 School House Road, 5BD/4BA, Sat 2-4 Sun 1-4, $4,195,000, Village Properties, Wayne Barker 805-637-2948 Sheela Hunt 805-698-3767 1424 East Valley Road, 3BD/3BA, Sun 1-4, $3,200,000, Village Properties, Brian King 805-452-0471 1530 Mimosa Lane, 6BD/5BA, Sun 2-4, $7,750,000, Berkshire Hathaway, Michele White 805-452-7515 1561 San Leandro Lane, 4BD/4BA, Sun 2-4, $1,650,000, Sotheby’s International Realty, The Stricklands 805455-3226 1709 Overlook Lane, 5BD/4.5BA, Sun 2-5, $5,250,000, Sotheby’s International Realty, Frank Abatemarco 805-450-7477 1775 Glen Oaks Drive, 5BD/4.5BA, Sun 2-4, $3,650,000, Berkshire Hathaway, Barbara Neary 805-698-8980


1777 San Leandro Lane, 4BD/3BA, Sun 1-3, $2,295,000, Coldwell Banker, Sally Hanseth 805-570-4229

39 Dearborn Place #100, 2BD/1BA, Sat 2-5 Sun 1-4, $415,000, Keller Williams, Ruth Ann Bowe Real Estate Team 805-252-5229

1395 Santa Clara Way, 4BD/4BA, Sat 2-4 Sun 2-4, $1,565,000, Coldwell Banker, Edna Sizlo 805-455-4567

1859 Eucalyptus Hill Rd, 3BD/2BA, Sun 1-3, $1,315,000, Village Properties, Kevin & Lesley Hall 805-451-9998

62 Olive Mill Road, 3BD/2.5BA, Sun 1-4, $1,439,000, Berkshire Hathaway, Jenny Easter 805-455-6294

536 Pintura Drive, 3BD/2BA, Sun 1-4, $855,000, Village Properties, David Magid 805-451-0402

193 East Mountain Drive, 3BD/6BA, Sat 2-4 Sun 2-4, $3,275,000, Coldwell Banker, Dan Failla 805-708-1276

2225 Featherhill Road, 6BD/6.5BA, Sun 1-3, $6,995,000, Sotheby’s International Realty, Kara Strickland 805708-6363

615 Las Perlas Drive, 4BD/2.5BA, Sun 2-4, $749,000, Sotheby’s International Realty, Linda Brown “Brownie”, 805-6669090

216 East Mountain Drive, Sun 3BD/2BA, Sat 1-4, Sun 1-4, $1,449,000, Sotheby’s International Realty Gene Archambault 805-455-1190

Goleta 20 Baker Lane, 4BD/3BA, Sun 1-3, $1,095,000, Berkshire Hathaway, Jamie Jo Sim 805-689-5799

632 Dara Road, 4BD/2BA, Sun 2-4, $1,029,000, Berkshire Hathaway, Steve Heller 805-252-2749

309 Avila Way, 5BD/3BA, Sun 1-4, $2,895,000, Berkshire Hathaway, Sherry Zolfaghari 805-386-3748

5068 San Julio Avenue, 3BD/2BA, Sun 1-4, $899,900, Berkshire Hathaway, Timm Delaney 805-895-1109

352 East Mountain Drive, 3BD/3BA, Sun 1-4, $3,495,000, Sotheby’s International Realty, Krista Simundson 805453-5117

6007 Paseo Palmilla, 4BD/2BA, Sun 1-4, $859,000, Berkshire Hathaway, Jan Banister 805-455-1194 6032 Suellen Court, 3BD/2BA, Sun 1-4, $739,000, Village Properties, Louis & Susan Manzo 805-570-7274 6211 Avenida Ganso, 4BD/2BA, Sun 1-3, $825,000, Assist-2-Sell, Roger Jacobson 805-692-5060 6544 Camino Venturoso, 5BD/3BA, Sat 12-3 Sun 1-4, $1,029,000, Berkshire Hathaway, Bob Ratliffe 805-448-6642 7290 Bassano Drive, 4BD/2BA, Sun 2-4, $829,000, Coast and Valley Properties, Robert P Ruccione 805-7292004 7549 Sea Gull Drive, 4BD/2BA, Sat 1-4 Sun 1-4, $835,000, Keller Williams, Ruth Ann Bowe Real Estate Team 805-6980351

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1831 Chapala Street, 2BD/2BA, Sun 1-3, $749,000, Sotheby’s International Realty, Jennifer Berger 805-451-5484

222 Meigs Road Unit 19, 4BD/2.5BA, Sun 2-4, $1,275,000, Sotheby’s International Realty, Diane Waterhouse 805-886-2988

1816 De La Vina #2, 3BD/2.5BA, Sat 2-4 Sun 2-4, $824,800, Coldwell Banker, C Scott McCosker 805-687-2436

1266 San Miguel, 3BD/3BA, Sun 1-4, $1,625,000, Coldwell Banker, Ryan Strehlow 805-705-8877

1835 Chapala Street, 2BD/2BA, Sat 1-4, $995,000, Berkshire Hathaway, Hristo Hristov 805-284-8471

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395 Woodley Road, 4BD/3BA, Sun 1-4, $2,575,000, Coastal Properties, Gary Goldberg 805-969-1258 405 Nicholas Lane, 3BD/2BA, Sun 1:30-4:30, $1,695,000, Village Properties, Cimme Eordanidis 805-7228480

3055 Hidden Valley Lane, 3BD/2.5BA, Sun 1-3, $2,095,000, Sotheby’s International Realty, Paula Goodwin 805-451-5699

Noleta 4780 Chandler Street, 3BD/2BA, Sun 1130-330, $745,000, Assist-2-Sell, Roger Jacobson 805-692-5060 5062 Birchwood Road, 2BD/2BA, Sat 2-4 Sun 2-4, $529,000, Berkshire Hathaway, Mary Layman 805-448-3890 5066 Birchwood Road, 2BD/2BA, Sun 1-3, $529,000, Berkshire Hathaway, Madhu Khemani 805-252-0625 5290 Overpass Road 5, 2BD/1BA, Sun 2-4, $499,000, Assist-2-Sell, Roger Jacobson 805-692-5060


421 Seaview Road, 2BD/2BA, Sun 2-4, $1,695,000, Village Properties, Easton Konn 818-919-6020

17 Augusta Lane, 4BD/3BA, Sun 1-4, $1,650,000, Left Coast Realty, Jeanne L. O’Brien 805-696-8613

455 Nicholas Lane, 4BD/2.5BA, Sun 2-4, $2,250,000, Berkshire Hathaway, Linda & Jeff Havlik 805-451-0820/805687-1707

49 Cedar Lane, 3BD/2BA, Sun 1-4, $1,295,000, Berkshire Hathaway, Jarrod Shively 805-714-5114

760 Romero Canyon Road, 4BD/4BA, Sun 1-3, $3,500,000, Berkshire Hathaway, Tara Toner 805-451-4999

50 Camino Alto, 3BD/3.5BA, Sun 1-4, $1,995,000, Sotheby’s International Realty, Diane Randall 805-705-5252

815 Ashley Road, 4BD/3BA, Sun 1-3, $3,295,000, Village Properties, Leanne Wood 805-284-7177

831 Via Granada, 3BD/2.5BA, Sun 12-3, $1,195,000, Sotheby’s International Realty, Carolyn Wood Friedman 805-8863838

843 Park Hill Lane, 5BD/6BA, Sun 1-4, $9,495,000, Berkshire Hathaway, Tim Dahl 805-886-2211

853 Jimeno Road, 3BD/3.5BA, Sun 2-5, $2,495,000, Village Properties, Tim Walsh & Tiare Barels 805-259-8808

923 Buena Vista Drive, 6BD/6.5BA, By Appt., $5,495,000, Sotheby’s International Realty, Frank Abatemarco 805-450-7477

1006 E Canon Perdido Street, 3BD/1BA, Sun 2-4, $949,000, Berkshire Hathaway, Kathy Strand-Spieler 805-8956326

1098 Golf Road, 5BD/4BA, Sun 1-3, $5,995,000, Berkshire Hathaway, Taylor Toner 805-451-4801

1010 Roble Lane, 3BD/2.5BA, Sun 1-4, $2,350,000, Sotheby’s International Realty, The Olivers 805-680-6524


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OPEN HOUSES 1554 Knoll Circle, 3BD/3.5BA, Sun 1-4, $1,995,000, Berkshire Hathaway, Bryan Uhrig 805-331-9191

219 Toyon Drive, 2BD/2BA, Sun 1-3, $1,575,000, Sotheby’s International Realty, Amie Strickland 805-570-7677

1889 Eucalyptus Hill Road, 3BD/2BA, Sun 2-4, $1,465,000, Sotheby’s International Realty, Justin Corrado 805451-9969

222 Calle Granada, 2BD/2BA, Sun 1-4, $1,095,000, Berkshire Hathaway, Bill Urbany 805-331-0248 224 Vista De La Cumbre, 4BD/2BA, Sat 1- 4, $1,485,000, Sotheby’s International Realty, Jim Alzina 805-4551941

2286 Las Tunas Road, 4BD/5BA, Sun 2-4, $3,795,000, Coldwell Banker, Arielle Assur 805-906-0194

419 Peach Grove Lane, 4BD/2BA, Sat 1-3, $748,000, Keller Williams, Daniel Zia & The Zia Group 805-637-7148


880 Veronica Springs, 3BD/2BA, Sun 2-5, $1,199,750, Village Properties, Susan Jordano 805-680-9060

2525 State Street 25, 1BA/1.5BA, Sun 1-4, $599,000, Coastal Properties, Sylvia E Miller 805-448-8882 2641 State Street W1, Open Sunday 1-4pm, 3BD/2BA, $649,000 Goodwin & Thyne Properties, Stu Morse (805) 705-0161 2641 State Street W3, Open Sunday 1-4pm, 3BD/2BA, $665,000 Goodwin & Thyne Properties, Caitlin Benson (805) 699-5102

1276 N. Ontare Road, 4BD/3BA, Sun 1-4, $2,138,000, Berkshire Hathaway, The Easter Team 805-570-0403

350 Riverview Drive, 4BD/3BA, Sun 11-1, $719,000, Berkshire Hathaway, Chris McCool 805-680-3594

3812 Pueblo Avenue, 4BD/4BA, Sun 1-4, $1,850,000, Coastal Properties, Gary Goldberg 805-969-1258

1021 West Lime Avenue, 4BD/3BA, Sun 1-4, $370,000, Berkshire Hathaway, Bunny DeLorie 805-570-9181

5797 W Camino Cielo, 6BD/5BA, Sun 1-4, $1,600,000, Helen Larsen Realty, Helen Larsen 805-964-1891

2785 Lewis Place, 5BD/3.5BA, Sun 1-3, $735,000, Berkshire Hathaway, Suzy Ealand, 805-698-9902


3115 Riley Road, 3BD/3BA, By Appt., $637,000, Berkshire Hathaway, Karin Aitken 805-252-1205

2470 Banner Avenue, 2BD/2BA, Sun 2-4, $950,000, Coldwell Banker, Joan Wagner 805-895-4555

Westside Santa Barbara 533 West Pedregosa Street, 4BD/4BA, Sun 2-4, $849,000, Berkshire Hathaway, Randy Freed & Kellie Roche, 805-895-1799/805-705-5334

1354 Rialto Lane, 5BD/3BA, Sun 1-3, $1,499,900, Berkshire Hathaway, Reyne Stapelmann 805-705-4353

927 West Valerio Street, 2BD/2BA, Sat 2-5 Sun 2-4, $799,000, Berkshire Hathaway, Angela Moloney 805-4511553

3034 Calle Rosales, 3BD/2BA, Sat 2-4 Sun 1-4, $939,000, Berkshire Hathaway, Debbie Kort 805-368-4479

1106 Crestline Drive, 4BD/3BA, Sun 1-4, $1,765,000, Coldwell Banker, Victor Plana 805-895-0591

3054 Calle Noguera, 3BD/2.5BA, Sun 2-4, $1,150,000, Berkshire Hathaway, Marguerite Taylor 805-705-0957

2007 Robbins Street, 2BD/2BA, Sun 1-4, $879,000, Berkshire Hathaway, Alex Viscosi 805-755-9005

3073 Cordero Drive, 3BD/2BA, $885,000 Sat 1-4 Sun 1-4, Keller Williams, Paige Kaye 805-964-1410

Santa Ynez Valley

3530 Madrona Drive, 2BD/1BA, Sat 1-4 Sun 1-4, $750,000, Coldwell Banker, Jeani Burke 805-451-1429

56 Via Del Sol, 2BD/2BA, Sat 11-1, $194,900, Berkshire Hathaway, Chris McCool 805-680-3594

3360 Numancia Street, 3BD/2BA, Sun 1-4, $714,000, Village Properties, Janine Michaud 805-245-8763 3391 Manzana Street, 3BD/3BA, Sun 2-4, $775,000, Village Properties, Patti Cotter 805-680-0769 4335 Woodstock Road, 4BD/2BA, Sat 1-4, $1,849,000, Berkshire Hathaway Suzy Ealand 805-698-9902

Ventura County 511 El Paseo Road, 2BD/2BA, Sat 1-4, $799,000, Trey Evans Broker, Trey Evans 805-680-4550

Submit your open house listings to gustavo@independent.com Tuesday by 3pm to be included in this directory.


1931 Eucalyptus Hill Road, 3BD/2BA, Sun 2-4, $2,495,000, Berkshire Hathaway, Eve Mitchell 805-708-9972

3703 Dixon Street, 3BD/3BA, Sun 1-4, $1,150,000, Village Properties, Chris Salvetti 805-705-4040


San Roque

332 West Alamar Avenue B, 2BD/2.5BA, Sun 2-4, $859,000, Berkshire Hathaway, Ken Switzer 805680-4622

Virginia Hayes is a curator of Ganna Walska Lotusland.

Saturday 9/19 & Sunday 9/20 CONTiNUED

Riviera (CONTiNUED)

316 West Pedregosa Street, 2BD/1BA, Sun 1-4, $785,000, Coastal Properties, Gary Goldberg 805-969-1258

of the willow. It does have graceful, almost weeping branches that are clothed in narrow, drooping leaves. Australian willow makes a nice rounded canopy and gets no taller than 30 feet. The peppermint tree, also called Australian willow myrtle (just to confuse things) does have aromatic foliage that is reminiscent of mint when crushed. It also has a weepy sort of grace

up to 25 to 35 feet tall. In spring, it is covered with tiny white flowers that shower down a confetti of petals: nice, but also a bit of a chore to clean up. There is almost no such thing as a “clean” tree; most drop leaves, seed pods, or something throughout the year. Site them wisely for ease of maintenance. The bottlebrushes are also in this family. Most of them are merely bushy, but one, weeping bottlebrush, (Callistemon viminalis), usually remains single-trunked up to 30 feet tall. It also spreads out a bit with pendulous branches. In late spring and early summer, the ends of the branches sport the bottlebrush flower structures of their name. Bright red bunches of stamens circle the branchlets. It may need occasional pruning and, especially when young, a sturdy stake will get it off to a good start. Maybe these smaller cousins of the hulking species of eucalyptus can make a difference in the landscape and public perception.

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torquata). It also stays in the 20- to E. torquata 30-foot range (or a tiny bit taller). The flowers are a little smaller but still produce a nice display of coral red and yellow stamens in profusion. It may need some staking and training at first to create a more graceful shape. Another decorative eucalyptus species is the silver mountain gum (E. pulverulenta). This one is known for its very silvery leaves. The young ones look like discs strung on a stick. In fact, some people keep them pruned back so that they are always producing new juvenile foliage. In the same family, there are a couple of nice, well-mannered garden subjects. Australian willow is Australian, but no relative

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ucalyptus have gotten a bad rap when, really, most of the ones that tower over homes and streets and drop limbs seemingly at will, those giants from Down Under that now and then just keel over, taking a car or roof with them, are just planted in the wrong place. No one would have thought to put a giant sequoia right next to the school yard or a bunya bunya in the courtyard of a shopping center. But many of the almost iconic eucalyptus trees around town were planted long before anyone knew just how big they would get and, to be frank, just how big the town would also grow around them. There are many more eucalyptus species that maintain much more delicate forms and don’t tower over everything in sight. There is the very showy red-cap gum (Eucalyptus erythrocorys) that tops out below 30 feet. The flowers start out as bright red capsules until the cap pops off to reveal a multitude of bright yellow stamens. Another small eucalyptus that also has good floral color is coral gum (E.

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Based on information from, among other sources, Survivors; Santa Barbara’s Last Victorians, a publication of the Santa Barbara Historical Museum.

Neighbors: Horseback-riding mil-

lionaires, Silicon Valley moguls who jet commute, and old-time Santa Barbarans living on the family estate. Market: Multimillion-dollar estates,

almost exclusively.

Lifestyle: Horseback riding, golfing at

the country club, and sunbathing at the private Hope Ranch beach.

You’ll Love: Sunrise walks through the

oak trees on dedicated trails, bloodorange margaritas down the hill at The Boathouse on Hendry’s Beach, and rural privacy just minutes from town. Perfect For: Wealthy folks looking for

the space of the country but to be quite close to town.

Around the Area

One of the more beautiful residential neighborhoods in the world, Hope Ranch is an oak-tree-shaded enclave of about 775 exquisitely manicured estates connected by meandering roads and


Original Owner: Frances Baxter Year of Construction: 1893 Architect: J.S. Barker

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his antique Victorian is located on the street named in honor of Manuel Micheltorena, a Mexican governor of California in 1842-1845. Appointed by the president of Mexico, Antonio López de Santa Anna, Micheltorena fought for both privatization and preservation of the historic California missions. This home was built for Frances Baxter, the widow of A. Sydney Baxter. Both of them come from colorful pasts: Mrs. Baxter is related to Governor William Bradford of Massachusetts, while Mr. Baxter’s ancestry stems from a well-to-do Vermont family whose members served on Ulysses S. Grant’s staff during the Civil War. Upon the war ending, the couple lived briefly in New York. Shortly thereafter, Mrs. Baxter became widowed and relocated to Santa Barbara in 1887. After the Baxter family sold the property in 1918, it was home to osteopathic surgeon Frank Lynch, followed shortly by James Tucker, a fireman and freight-car inspector for Southern Pacific railroad who lived there for 40 years. The two-story residence contains an especially intriguing architectural element: a doublepitched, Swedish gambrel roof. This is viewed in the roofline high point, which runs in both east-to-west and north-to-south configurations, where the two upper slopes protrude outward in shallow context from the center point. Other notable ornamentations include sweeping bargeboards; bay windows, dentils, and columns; and a tiny dash of fish scaling in the panel between the two windows over the porch.

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Equestrian estates are the heart and soul of Hope Ranch, an almost entirely residential community along the coast between Santa Barbara and Goleta full of multimillion-dollar mansions hidden behind ornate gates. La Cumbre Country Club sits at the heart of the area, as does the private and exclusive Laguna Blanca School, and horse/ hiking trails weave in and out of the wooded setting.Yet despite the country setting, the conveniences of Santa Barbara are just five minutes away.

horse trails. The median home price approaches $3 million, with the occasional $25 million sale, as well, so this is truly a community of elites and successful entrepreneurs, all willing to pay a little extra for lots of space hidden behind stately gates. Though named after Thomas Hope, an Irishman who purchased the property for $8,000 back in 1861, it wasn’t developed into a residential area until the 1920s. That’s also when the existing homeowners association—which maintains the trails and private beach, maintains a private police force, and upholds architectural guidelines — came into being. Aside from the estates, most of which cannot be seen from the road through the dense foliage, Hope Ranch is also home to La Cumbre Country Club and Laguna Blanca School, both very visible from Las Palmas Road, which meanders through the community. You may also spot people riding their horses underneath the shade of majestic oak trees, as a large network of trails, which can also be hiked, explores the entire ranch. Though secluded, Hope Ranch is quite close to town, particularly the La Cumbre Mall and Five Points Shopping Center along Upper State Street in Santa Barbara. On the other side of the community is Hendry’s Beach, officially known as Arroyo Burro, where dog-walkers can take a break by sipping on margaritas and chomping ahi club sandwiches at The Boathouse Restaurant. Urban convenience mixed with utmost coastal California luxury does come at quite a steep price, and there are very few bargains to find, but if you can afford it, Hope Ranch just might be the best place to live on the planet. n

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