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On Monday morning, a Lompoc police officer shot and killed Michael Giles (pictured), 27, who was wielding a knife in a threatening manner, the department reported in a prepared statement later that day. Officers responded to a laundromat on North H Street after someone called the police, saying a white man who appeared intoxicated was threatening to physically harm people. When police arrived, Giles fled out the back, and a pursuit across North H Street ensued. Giles then fled and hid in the shrubs. “Officers began checking the area. As they did this, the suspect confronted officers with the knife, resulting in the suspect being shot,” the department said. Police identified the officer as corporal Charles Scott, who has been with the department for four years after serving eight years at the Chowchilla Police Department. No other information has been released.

#noDapL: As the standoff continues in the Midwest between Native American nations and the North Dakota Access Pipeline (NDAP), hundreds of Santa Barbarans chanted and marched in support of efforts to block the project that opponents say desecrates sacred land and threatens precious drinking water. Earlier in the week, Senator Bernie Sanders infused nationwide protests with new energy and attention when he called the pipeline “a violation of tribal treaty rights.” pau l wellm an

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ing Santa Barbara health-care administrators is whether President-elect Donald Trump is serious about repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as he repeatedly pledged to do throughout his campaign. That’s how much extra Medi-Cal money is funneled in from the federal government to pay health-care costs for low-income Santa Barbara County residents annually because of expanded eligibility requirements written into the ACA. For San Luis Obispo County, the number is $70 million. In both counties combined, the ACA has provided Medi-Cal coverage for an additional 45,000 people. And that doesn’t count the 29,000 people who signed up for private insurance via the Covered California exchange. How Trump’s campaign rhetoric will translate into actual action remains the subject of intense speculation among health-care executives. Given that most insurance contracts entered into via the ACA won’t expire until 2018, the sky won’t be falling anytime soon.“Nobody really knows what the Trump people will do,” said Bob Freeman, CEO of CenCal Health, which administers Medi-Cal for Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. “But actions have consequences. If they want to make good on a campaign promise and cut a program that benefits 20 million

people, we need to know how they plan to do this. But it will be a lot easier said than done.” Kurt Ransohoff, ff, CEO of Sansum Clinic, ff is taking a wait-and-see approach, his initial anxiety over Trump’s threat to abolish Obamacare tempered by Trump’s post-election remarks voicing support for two key provisions of the ACA: allowing children to remain on their parents’ insurance policies until age 26 and the ban on excluding individuals with pre-existing conditions from insurance coverage. According to one widely quoted campaign analyst, Trump supporters took their candidate “seriously but not literally,” while his opponents did just the opposite. Riffing on this, Ransohoff said, “Initially I took his pledge to get rid of Obamacare literally. The better thing to do is take it ‘seriously, but not literally.’ ” To repeal the ACA outright will require 61 votes in the Senate; Trump and the Republicans don’t have that. But they do have the votes to cut funding or change the rules regarding eligibility, co-pays, and benefits. And those changes can make a huge dif difference for those seeking medical care. For example, under the ACA, Medi-Cal eligibility was expanded from those making 100 percent of the federal poverty level income—$11,800 for an individual or $24,300 for a family of four—to those making 138 percent—$16,394 per individual and $33,500 per family. If that were to be reversed, 45,000 Central Coast

Dr. Charles Fenzi residents would find themselves without coverage.“That’s 45,000 lives,” stressed Ransohoff. And if Medi-Cal stopped paying for treatment, he stated, then local health-care providers would have to absorb those costs. Those with insurance would have to pay more — in the form of higher premiums—to underwrite the burden of uncompensated treatment. Dr. Charles Fenzi, CEO of Santa Barbara’s Neighborhood Health Clinics, said the number of CenCal enrollees seeking treatment in his six clinics has jumped by 2,000 since the ACA went into effect three years ago. The clinics’ number of self-insured patients —who typically pay 50 cents of every dollar owed — dropped from 30 percent to 19 percent. This jump and drop, in turn, has provided the once fiscally troubled clinics with greater financial security, enabling them to expand services to some of Santa Barbara’s poorest and most underserved communities. In the past four years, Fenzi said, the clinics have opened new offices, hired new doctors and physicians’ assistants, expanded

eLection According to the latest results, Democrat Salud Carbajal leads Republican Justin Fareed by more than 22,000 votes in the race for the 24th Congressional District. Fareed, however, has yet to concede defeat. On 11/16, Fareed posted on social media that the race was still undecided because there were 61,000 votes left to count. The Secretary of State’s Office has stated there are about 30,000 votes left to count. Requests for further comment from Fareed’s campaign were not returned. Last week, Carbajal traveled to Washington, D.C., for an orientation, and his campaign spokesperson said in an email: “The 24th Congressional District race was called on Election Day. Salud is honored to have earned the support of voters throughout the Central Coast in this election. Bottom line, the race has been called and the [Associated Press] doesn’t do that lightly.” Though the statewide election results are not finalized, the current tallies show Santa Barbara County voters mostly favored the state propositions at a higher rate than the rest of California. According to an update released 11/17, 61 percent of county voters supported legalizing pot for recreational use, 4.6 percentage points higher than statewide voters. Likewise, Santa Barbara supported the ban on single-use plastic bags at a higher rate than the rest of California — 60 percent to 53 percent. Gov. Jerry Brown’s juvenile criminal sentences initiative won 69 percent of Santa Barbara voters while receiving 64 percent approval statewide. The proposed cigarette tax also fared better here — 66 percent versus 64 percent statewide.

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news briefs CoNt’DFroMP. 9 county In March, Southern California Edison will start replacing underground electrical vaults with aboveground transformers. Eight large, pad-mounted boxes will appear next to parking garages, in parking lots, near the police station, and in the Anapamu Street pocket park. They’ll emit a humming sound, Edison officials told the City Council at its 11/15 meeting, but won’t violate any noise ordinances. “Sometimes they’re quiet; sometimes they’re a little louder,” said District Manager Alicia Pillado. “You probably won’t even notice it.” Normally green, the boxes could be painted different colors to blend in with their surroundings, or they could be hidden by hedges, Pillado said. Other cities, such as Glendale and Burbank, adorned theirs with murals. It will be up to Santa Barbara’s design review boards to settle on a visual strategy.

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Despite five years of planning work and dozens of meetings, the controversial winery ordinance update was killed on Tuesday, when the Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 to effectively deny it. Supervisor Doreen Farr — whose district includes the Santa Ynez Valley, where conflicts between wineries and their neighbors are most common — tried to salvage the ordinance by offering some revisions as requested by vintners. That received support initially from 2nd District Supervisor Janet Wolf, but not 1st District Supervisor Salud Carbajal, who said, “It just doesn’t seem like our ordinance is ready for prime time.” Future boards may be able to resurrect the ordinance, but the current ordinance remains n the law of the land.

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hours, and added new programs for mentalhealth, substance-abuse, and preventative treatment. As patients learn to seek treatment sooner, area emergency rooms should experience a gradual decline in demand from patients in crisis mode, Fenzi said. (The numbers reported by Cottage Health, however, are not so clear. Emergency room visits have continued to increase, while the charitable care provided by Cottage to uninsured or underinsured patients dropped from $17 million in 2012 to $4.2 million last year.) He expressed skepticism about proposals to replace the dollar-for-dollar payments offered by MediCal now with lump-sum block grants made to individual states. Block grants are not tied to the cost of medical care, Fenzi said, and

over time would constitute a cut in funding. Likewise, he doubted that people with preexisting conditions could get coverage without the financial underpinning provided by the individual mandates of the ACA. Fenzi said the state of New Mexico, where he worked as a health-care administrator before “retiring” to Santa Barbara four years ago, attempted to guarantee the former without the latter on numerous occasions, but the resulting policies, he said, proved to be prohibitively expensive. Health-care access without affordability, said Freeman, is a perilous mirage.“Medical bills are the number one reason for personal bankruptcies,” he said. “I have no idea what Trump is going to do or how. We’re going to n have to wait and see.”

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he start-up date for Santa Barbara’s desalination plant has been pushed back again,

this time to mid-March 2017. City water czar Joshua Haggmark notified the Water Commission of the latest delay at a meeting last week, prompting Commissioner Barry Keller to comment afterward, “Things have gone from worse to Worcestershire.” According to Haggmark, construction crews recently connected two stretches of underwater pipeline, which he termed a “major milestone” and something “we were nervous about.” Haggmark also said the desal plant has been successfully hooked up to the power grid and should begin receiving actual seawater sometime in mid-December. After pumping starts, a 40-day “maturation” process is required, during which time the media of the water filtration membranes are biologically cured. Haggmark stressed that the engineering and construction process is highly complex, adding, “There’s still a lot of vulnerability out there.” Haggmark said some of the delays so far stemmed from unanticipated issues, such as lead contamination in the soil surrounding the onshore facility. Others he described as being “unexcused,” but he said he’s been assured by the contractor that the project will be successfully completed. The $60 million question, of course, is when. “If it’s anytime in February, I’ll be happy,” said Keller. But Haggmark had more bad news to share, telling the commissioners that the city’s recently rebuilt reclaimed water system was on the blink as the system’s PVC pipes showed signs of cracking. Although the pipes are designed to withstand pressures of 200 pounds per square inch, they were showing signs of giving out at 50 psi. Had city workers been nearby, Haggmark said, they would have been in physical danger. Although demand for the recycled treated wastewater that is relatively low—2.5 acre-feet per day—with the new facility down, city parks, fields, and golf courses will be using potable water instead. While Haggmark did not announce that City Hall would be suing the contractor, it was clear the matter is currently under deliberation in closed session by the City Council. —Nick Welsh 10

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rV Ban showdown Looming City Council gave final approval for an ordinance banning recreational vehicles (RVs) from parking on all city streets, thus paving the way for an all-but-inevitable legal showdown with Homes on Wheels, a nonprofit organization advocating for the rights of people living in recreational vehicles. The new ordinance goes into effect December 16 but won’t be enforced until after 276 new “No Parking” signs are erected throughout the city and the 450 existing “No Parking” signs—pursuant to the city’s old RV parking ordinance — are taken down. That will likely take place early next year. The new ordinance bans “oversized vehicles” rather than RVs per se and does so based on issues of traffic safety caused by the presence of wider and higher vehicles on narrow streets, rather than the behavior or character of the occupants. Critics of the new parking ban contend these new justifications constitute a legal smokescreen designed to camouflage a discriminatory intent based on socio-economic status. They intend to sue to block implementation of the new ordinance, arguing that City Hall lacks the legal authority to adopt stricter definitions of “oversized” than the Department of Motor Vehicles. In addition, Peter Marin of Home on Wheels has objected that the new signage regimen does not pass legal muster and that any new signs imposed in the city’s coastal zone require approval by the California Coastal Commission. In August, the coastal commissioners voted almost unanimously against a similar ban proposed by the City of Santa Cruz, without further review. The commissioners expressed concern that Santa Cruz was restricting access to the coast based on income without making alternative provision for RV parking elsewhere. Santa Barbara City Attorney Ariel Calonne said the Santa Cruz case has no bearing on Santa Barbara because Santa Cruz was clearly targeting people based on the presumed behavior of those occupying such vehicles; Santa Barbara’s new ordinance, he said, is based solely on the public-nuisance potential of oversized vehicles. While the city’s latest ordinance is new, it’s an old fight. City Hall and Homes on Wheels have been wrangling over these issues since 2004. — Nick Welsh

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officials are reporting that 62 million trees have died this year across state forests, mostly in the southern and central Sierras, bumping total tree mortality to 102 million since the onslaught of the region’s historic drought. The death toll is felt on several levels, officials added, as dead and dying trees provide little soil support against erosion, threaten access and visitor safety, and serve as highly combustible fuel during wildfires. Last year alone, according to the Forest Service press office, fire management consumed 56 percent of the agency’s budget.“With the increasing size and costs of suppressing wildfires due to climate change and other factors, the very efforts that would protect watersheds and restore forests … are being squeezed out of the budget.” Though numbers from recent aerial surveys have not been broken down by region, in Los Padres National Forest, pine forests at elevations between 3,000 and 5,000 feet — such as those in the Santa Lucia and Mt. Pinos ranger districts — have been hit hardest, said public affairs officer Andrew Madsen. The drought is also taking its toll on oak trees, he added. Rangers recently reopened Figueroa Campground after clearing about 300 dead and dying pines dangerously close to roads and facilities. “We’re literally going campground to campground to assess risk,” Madsen said, adding that the felled timber at Figueroa “is bucked up and ready for pickup.” Permits to cut and gather firewood are available at the Santa Lucia Ranger District headquarters. They cost $20 and are good for two cords. — Keith Hamm

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cott McGolpin, the county’s public works director, was seriously aggravated last week because an effort to grant $15 million of state funds for road repairs appears defunct. Technically, the bill — SBX1-1 — to increase the state gasoline tax does not expire until November 30, but the Speaker of the Assembly’s Office announced on Friday the special session would not resume for the rest of this month. McGolpin lamented that the gasoline tax has not been touched since 1994. With inflation and increased vehicle fuel efficiency, state revenues have decreased by more than 25 percent in the last three years, according to his office.“This is about restoring the buying power,” he said. The bill would raise $6 billion for the entire state, about half of which would go to local governments. Combined, area cities would receive $15 million. “Everyone understands the need. It is just figuring out the fix,” McGolpin said. So why is the measure on the brink of expiration? McGolpin could not say for sure. He noted that the three area legislators — State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson and assemblymembers Das Williams and Katcho Achadjian — agreed a solution is needed.. But tax increases require two-thirds of the vote to pass. “Anytime you have to achieve that threshold, it makes things that much more complicated,” said Kiana Valentine, a representative with the California State Association of Counties. Valentine opined that the recent weeks leading up to the presidential election could have distracted them from the “business at hand.” It is possible for the bill to be reincarnated in January, but that could prolong the effort indefinitely. Valentine noted that the new presidency creates “a lot of unknowns.” Other key issues such as immigration and health care “could definitely sideline the transportation conversation,” she said. Statewide, streets face an estimated $78 billion in deferred maintenance, according to the Fix Our Roads Coalition. The county has a $259 million backlog, according to Public Works. —Kelsey Brugger


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week, the oldest, biggest tablets bearing the Ten Commandments—the moral code for Western civilization—were auctioned off for a mere $850,000. The tablets, made of marble and weighing 115 pounds, were roughly 1,800 years old. Conspicuously missing from the stone inscription, however, were the commandment against taking the Lord’s name in vain. Goddamn! Later last week, the sparkling, sequined dress into which tragic sex icon Marilyn Monroe was surgically infused while she famously sang—all heat and humidity—“Happy Birthday, Mr. President” to then-president John F. Kennedy one year before he was assassinated, was auctioned off for $4.8 million. Goddamn! With the sudden popularity of fake news, we have elected a new president about whom what’s actually real could not be made up. In the past week, President-elect Donald Trump announced he will appoint as Attorney General Alabama Senator Jefferson Beauregard Sessions, whose previous appointment to federal judge 30 years ago ended in failure when it was revealed he once called a black assistant attorney “boy” after telling him he needed to learn how to talk to “white folks.” Sessions was named after both Jefferson Davis —president of the Confederate States of America —and Confederate general Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard, hero to the

South who launched the attack on Fort Sumter in 1861 that triggered the American Civil War. After the war, Beauregard, an ardent Democrat, embraced civil rights for freed slaves and emerged as a strong proponent of black voting rights. Sessions’s political evolution, however, has conspicuously failed to keep pace with that of this latter namesake. During confirmation hearings in 1986, Sessions was asked to explain why he described the NAACP as “un-American or Communist.” He didn’t deny or disavow. “I meant no harm by it,” he replied. Sessions’s imminent appointment is just one of many reasons why a roomful of white ethno-state nationalists and alt-right activists meeting in a federal office building named after Republican former president Ronald Reagan could explode, as they did this past weekend, with an orgasmic spasm of armjutting “Heil Victory” salutes. Only in a universe as weird as this could displaced media elites seek reassurance from the allegedly steadying presence of Jared Kushner, Trump’s 35-year-old son-in-law and real estate mogul. Kushner is now famous for booting Chris Christie, New Jersey governor and fat slob, off the Trump transition team because Christie put Kushner’s father in the slammer for a year on charges of tax evasion, illegal campaign donations, and witness tampering. The last charge stemmed from the fact that Kushner senior discovered his brother-in-law, William Schulder, was helping investigators. In retaliation, he hired a $10,000 call girl to

“seduce” Schulder and videotape the proceedings. Kushner then mailed the tape to his sister. She responded by turning it over to the FBI. No, this is not fake news. I’m not making this up. I don’t need to. Sessions has scored major brownie points with the “Heil to the Chief” crowd because he heartily believes that all Muslims should be kept out of the United States, not just the crazy ones. Not only did Sessions vote against a measure while in the Senate that would ban the United States from adopting policies based on religious discrimination, but he also spoke passionately against it for 30 minutes. Sessions is hardly the only one Trump hopes to appoint with the same both-barrels-blazing shotgun approach toward all Muslims. His National Security Advisor-to-be, former lieutenant general Michael Flynn, famously tweeted “Fear of Muslims is RATIONAL” and developed a reputation among colleagues on the Defense Intelligence Agency for asserting threats—“Flynn facts” as they became known — not borne out. Adding fuel to the fire, the head of the Great America PAC just told an incredulous Fox news anchor Megyn Kelly that the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II —and the creation of ethnic-based registries —was, in fact, constitutionally sound. Never mind that Earl Warren —California’s Republican attorney general who led the roundup, later the state’s governor, and eventually the nation’s chief justice — later expressed abject horror at his actions. So, too, would former president Reagan—also a one time California governor. My solution? A bit gimmicky, but simple. We should all convert to Islam.We can’t hope

to sway the New Regime from persecuting people based on religion. It’s a waste of time. But if we convert in large numbers, perhaps we can muddy their waters. The point here is not merely political correctitude for its own sake. It’s that by tarring 1.6 billion Muslim people —the world’s second largest religion—with the broad brush of terrorism, we are making the world a much sorrier place, but not a lick more safe. In fact, by ignoring and obliterating key differences among different Muslim sects, we’re making the world considerably more dangerous. It turns out that Islam has high holy days in which families get together, give gifts, and engorge themselves. Sound familiar? It turns out Islam and Judeo-Christianity can trace their origins to the same weird fork in the world religion road. Both hark back to the biblical figure Abraham and his two sons, Isaac and Ishmael. The Jewish tradition is about God telling Abraham to kill his beloved son, Isaac. The Muslim tradition is all about God telling Abraham to cast Ishmael and the boy’s mother, Hagar, out to the desert, where both will surely perish. In both traditions, Abraham does what he’s told. In both, Isaac and Ishmael are ultimately spared. God lets it be known he was just faking. Seems like a crazy premise upon which to base any religion, let alone three of the world’s biggest. But these are no normal times. In this context, converting to Islam just might help. If nothing else, it’s a gesture of defiance, hope, and communion when the world needs all three. And if that doesn’t work, then goddamn! —Nick Welsh

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On November 11, 2016, Robert A. Anderson, loving husband and father, died at his home in Santa Barbara, CA. His death was unexpected. He is survived by his wife Linda, his daughter Tracey, and his two stepdaughters and four stepsons. A great loss is also felt by the many friends who knew and admired him. Born on July 13, 1937 in Springfield, MA, the only child of Ethel and Ernest Anderson, Robert pursued his interest in technology and science in high school in Springfield. He graduated from MIT, earning a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering in 1961. After graduating he was accepted at UC Berkeley into PHD. Program in computer design. By 1963, he worked for General Motors in computer research and development, first in Los Angeles and later in Santa Barbara. While in Los Angeles he was part of a team who worked on the Apollo Guidance and Navigation Computer. Beginning in 1970, he worked in Product Assurance Management for Burroughs Corporation and then for Santa Barbara Research Center for 17 years until retiring in 1998. After moving to Santa Barbara in 1968, he married Glynda Jo Doggett. Together they raised their daughter Tracey Leigh-Ann. The happy marriage and family life lasted until Glynda’s death in 1992. In 2000, he met and married his wife Linda. They enjoyed retirement at home in Santa Barbara and in the many parts of our country visiting friends and relatives, and traveling abroad. The highlight of their travel for Bob was a trip to Thailand with 14 classmates and their wives, MIT, class of 59. Hosted by a Thai classmate they toured the country for three weeks. Although a scientist by training, Bob loved reading literature, especially Shakespeare and other poetry, often reciting it. His knowledge and enthusiasm extended to many other interests, including a love of music, particularly Bach, gourmet cooking, entertaining, stamp collecting, furniture making, and collecting a variety of wood objects of art. In conversation, he was thoughtful with a kind affectionate disposition, an attentive observer and listener. As a thirty-year member of Noventa Toastmasters, he was a humorous and insightful speaker who was much admired by his fellow members. He wrote the “Noventa News,” a biweekly summary of their meetings, cartoons, jokes and aphorisms. He was a member of The American Philatelic Society, Mensa, Santa Barbara League of Women Voters, and friend of the Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara. The burial service at Santa Barbara Cemetery will be attended by family. 14

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Raymond B. Robins, a much beloved husband, father, and grandfather died peacefully on November 19, 2016. Loyal, compassionate, and curious, Ray was a man of integrity. People were drawn to him; he liked to hear their stories and tell his own. In 2006, he published a memoir entitled My Stories, a series of vignettes. His relatives and loved ones frequently described him as their “second dad” and “favorite uncle.” He was deeply loved and will be missed by his family and friends. Ray was born January 12, 1921, in Detroit, Michigan to Louis and Ida Robins. Growing up he enjoyed the affections of his three older sisters Sally (Jaffe), Marian (Lebowitz), and Sylvia (Goode). He graduated from Detroit Central High School, where he was the newspaper’s news editor, Wayne State University, and the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, where he earned his DDS in the summer of 1944. After graduating, Ray opened his first practice in Willow Run Village, a town founded to house workers brought to the area to build B-24 bombers during World War II. His father hired an Italian artisan to paint Ray’s name in gold letters on his first office door. Ray practiced dentistry in the Detroit area for forty years. Ray met Barbara, his wife and cherished partner, at the annual convention of Alpha Omega, an international dental fraternity, which was held in Detroit in December of 1946. They married in 1948. Their daughter, Nancy, was born the next year. Ray and Barbara were married a remarkable 68 years. As a couple, they enjoyed a rare marital contentment, and exuded love and affection for each other. While in dental school, Ray was drafted into the Army Specialized Training Program. Accordingly, in February of 1952, Ray went to the Far East to serve as a captain in the Dental Corps of the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He returned in April of 1953. Their son, James (Max), was born a year later. In 1976, Ray and Barbara moved, initially part time, to Santa Barbara, where they made many new friends and embraced the city’s business and cultural life. A savvy negotiator, Ray enjoyed a second career in commercial real estate development with his late partners, Marty Gilbar and Andy Dunn. Together the trio formed the Rametto Company. Ray supported the Music Academy of the West, the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara, the Jewish Federation of

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Greater Santa Barbara, the Santa Barbara Film Festival, where he was an early board member, the Santa Barbara Community College Library, the Parkinson’s Association of Santa Barbara, and UCSB Arts and Lectures. He also took great joy in supporting college students. Ray was a sports enthusiast. He was a lifelong Detroit Tigers and University of Michigan fan. (Go Blue!) For many decades he played tennis with fellow Santa Barbarans who called themselves the “MUTS,” which stood for municipal unemployed tennis seniors. Until two weeks before he died, he was a Pilates devotee. Ray was predeceased by his parents and three sisters. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; children, James (Max) Robins and Nancy Robins; son-in-law Scott Tevis; grandchildren Maria, Jack, and Grace Robins-Somerville, and Britt Tevis; treasured house manager Elida Mata; and many nieces, nephews, and loving friends. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the charity of your choice.

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Rica for a year. During their travels Ward and his family made many lifelong cherished friends throughout the world. Ward was a true Renaissance man who accomplished anything he set his mind to. He always strived for excellence and generously shared his lessons. He was an avid jazz and music lover, an artist with exquisite woodworking skills and highly professional house builder. Ward had a passion for life and was devoted to his family. He had an unorthodox sense of humor, which was enjoyed by all. He was an enthusiastic baseball coach for local youth organizations, and was an active board member of Marymount School while his children Suvi and Alexi attended. Ward was an outstanding husband and father. He was a very generous friend and companion who was very much loved and will always be cherished and remembered for his integrity and unconditional love. He is survived and deeply missed by his wife Kikka, daughter Suvi, son Alexi, his wife Jessica. Brothers; Brooks, David and sister Neville and their families; families and friends in Finland and many other parts of the globe. The Bayly family would like to extend their sincere thanks and appreciation to the staff of Serenity House for their utmost loving and professional care of Ward during his last weeks of life. Thank You. Also thank you to the dedicated staff at Cancer Center of Santa Barbara.

Popsicle stick than with bullets. His other war assignment was inspecting female refugees for venereal disease. Joe rarely lost his temper unless you were screwing around during a poker game or the kids were too loud during the same. Loved vodka Gibsons. "Up. Two onions and none of that expensive stuff." He also took every opportunity to take power naps. No chair was safe. Give him a few minutes and the snore choir was in the house. He is even rumored to have fallen asleep at traffic lights. Always there for his family with a "what do you need." He will be missed by so many. If Joe touched your life in some special way, order a Gibson in his honor (cheap stuff please) the next time you're out for cocktails. And if by chance the car in front of you doesn't move when the light turns green, give a little toot on your horn. The driver might be an old guy taking a snooze. Joe and Helen's cherished contributions to our world: five children, thirteen grandchildren and six great grandchildren (so far). Celebration of Joe’s life will be held at Calvary Cemetery on Hope Avenue December 10 at 11 a.m.

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R. Warder Bayly was born the 19th, October, 1948 in Orange, California. Ward passed away September 7th, 2016 at Santa Barbara Serenity House, due to metastatic melanoma. He was 67. He was the first born of Russell Seeley Bayly and Joan Virginia Young. He grew up in Pasadena, CA where he attended elementary through high school. Afterwards, he followed his civic duty by serving America in the United States Army in Vietnam from April 1967–Dec. 1969, where he received two purple hearts. After returning from South East Asia he traveled the U.S. and Mexico, before attending the California Institute of Arts in Los Angeles 1970. In 1971 he moved to Finland to attend the Helsinki School of Industrial Arts, today known as Aalto University. While in Finland he traveled extensively in Europe, the Middle East and the Far East, learning more about life abroad. Among his many accomplishments, he held his own art show of wood sculptures at a Helsinki Art Gallery 1973. Returning back to California 1974 he continued his studies at Cal Arts earning his Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic Design. During his professional career he worked for a brief period as a graphic designer, and then pursued his own business as a successful General Building Contractor in Santa Barbara. Throughout his life he loved the outdoors: surfing, hiking, fishing, biking and golf. He and his wife Kikka, companion of 46 years, took their family everywhere - skiing winters in Lake Tahoe, frequent visits to Finland and Hawaii, New Zealand and beyond, also living in Costa

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Sometimes we wake up and have an almost undetectable feeling that our world has changed. If you happened to feel something Thursday morning November 10th that wasn't related to the election you were right. A very special man, maybe not a local "legend" but most definitely local, had passed from us the night before. Joe is gone. Joe Renga. J.E.R. Joseph Edward Renga. Dad. Grandpa. Great grandpa. Papa Joe. One of the last artisans in the upholstery, fabric and drapery field is gone. Chances are somewhere in your home there is a signature item that he had a creative hand in. Joe moved to Santa Barbara with his parents in the late 1930's and learned his trade working with his father and uncle in the family business Renga Brothers. He storied of the early days: racing his Model A backwards down State Street; local cops making sure he drove home safely after a few too many; his part time job as a bellman at the Barbara Hotel and the secret vices of its celebrity guests. Joe graduated Santa Barbara High School at the end of World War II. As a Military Policeman in post war Germany he saw history as a guard at the Nuremberg trials. He also may have helped save more American lives with a flashlight and

Mary Lou Kravetz, age 72, passed a away in Santa Barbara, CA on Sunday November 13th, 2016 after a two-year battle with cancer. Mary Lou was born in Hollywood, CA to Casey and Adelaide Onaitis and was raised in the San Fernando Valley. She and her husband Gary were married in 1970, settled in Santa Monica, and raised two daughters. In 1986 she received her Master’s degree in Library Science from UCLA. She worked as librarian at the Rand Corporation, Pacifica Graduate Institute, and the Library of California. She also worked as an accountant for her daughter and son-inlaw’s company, Underdog Media, until October of this year. She volunteered with many organizations: the American Chamber Symphony in Los Angeles, the Santa Barbara Non-Profit Support Center, Unite to Light, Sansum Medical Library and Planned Parenthood. Mary Lou enjoyed reading, biking, painting, traveling, dance class, Scrabble and spending time with friends and family. She was an active member of the Santa Barbara Newcomers Club and the Santa Barbara Graduates. Above all, Mary Lou had a special gift of making everyone she knew feel important, valued and loved. She is survived by her loving husband Gary of 46 years, her children (Laura Mihalka, Bethy Fineberg) sons-in-law (Shayne Mihalka and Matt Fineberg) and grandchildren (Erin, Allison, Casey and Zachary). Donations in her honor can be made to Planned Parenthood.


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once famously said, “We can’t all be heroes, because somebody has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by.” Well in this, the annual Thanksgiving issue, the staff of The Santa Barbara Independent once again seeks to honor some of the truly great heroes living among us. These are the men and women whose work helps keep decency, kindness, and generosity alive in our county. They are the men and women who, just going about their daily lives, bring us closer together, replenish the spirit of community, find ways to help the vulnerable, and give a voice to those in need. Most are not public figures and few have accomplished earthshattering feats, but all have stepped up to do their very best. We are humbled by and grateful for their efforts, and we hope you will join us on the curb to clap and cheer for The Santa Barbara Independent’s Local Heroes of 2016.

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Dennis Apel is endowed with an easy laugh but a very stubborn conscience. A peace activist with the Catholic Worker Movement, he is perhaps best known for his civil disobedience, having been arrested in front of Vandenberg Air Force Base more than 20 times. He recently spent four months locked up in a federal detention facility for crossing Vandenberg’s “green line” while observing the 70th anniversary of A-bombing Hiroshima. For two weeks, he was held in quasi-solitary confinement because he wrote about his jailhouse experience in the pages of The Santa Barbara Independent. “We’re not as free as we like to think we are,” he noted afterward. Apel famously sued the government for dictating where he could and could not protest and took his case all the way to the Supreme Court, where it was shot down. But more quietly, Apel and his wife, Hortencia Hernandez-Apel, have been providing free food, emergency housing, medical treatment, English instruction, and advocacy work from their Guadalupe headquarters for immigrant farmworkers. As a result, 150 families a week can eat, hundreds of women fleeing abusive relationships find shelter, and six doctors are on call to make sure the sick get care. A truck salesman in a previous incarnation, Apel knows how to bargain, so now area hospitals provide $45,000 surgical procedures at reduced charges. In addition, he and his wife offer advocacy services, helping people secure workers’ comp protection and Social Security payments. For 20 years the Apels have been helping those living outside the system. “They were on the margins long before we came. They’ll be here after we’re gone,” he said. But in the meantime, it’s his mission to see they’re served. “They’re human beings. They need to be treated as such.”

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Every atom needs a nucleus. For the Micheltorena Street Neighborhood Association, it was Yvonne Ashton. She led the successful charge to stop a City Hall plan for an east-west bike lane that would cannibalized about 80 on-street parking spaces along Micheltorena Street. Most impressive was how she helped make the bike-lane proposal bigger, better, and safer. Ashton chuckles that she was “just an idiot in the room,” taking notes and reporting back. One look into her wintery blue eyes, however, says otherwise. Last October, City Hall suddenly announced it was re-striping four blocks of Micheltorena from State Street to Castillo Street to create a new bike lane. By February, the City Council was poised to vote. Many neighbors were outraged at the loss of parking. Ashton — who owns several commercial properties in Santa Barbara— Barbara put her money where her mouth was, hiring an attorney, a land-use consultant, a political consultant, and a traffic engineer. Thanks to these early interventions, fatal flaws in the city’s proposal quickly came to light, and the City Council was forced — admittedly, at the last minute of a late-night meeting— meeting to explore new design options. Although Ashton herself doesn’t ride, cyclists — both commuters and former racers — played key roles in the opposition team she helped sustain. Together, they negotiated a deal with City Hall and Bicycle Coalition advocates to locate a new east-west bicycle boulevard along Sola Street that would separate cars from cyclists more safely, extending it several blocks farther east than the original Micheltorena Street plan. Because of these changes — coupled with the broader base of community support they engendered— engendered City Hall just won under $5 million in state transportation grants.

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Kristianne Clifford-Schell was a Goleta kid and a self-described daddy’s girl, whose father died of a stroke when she was 12. Soon after, she began filling the hole in her heart with drugs and alcohol. Ten years of heavy use combusted in a six-week, methfueled spree that left a man dead. Clifford-Schell was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison. That was 1995. A decade into her sentence, Clifford-Schell attended a self-esteem workshop for “lifers” put on by the Freedom to Choose Project, a support organization created 12 years ago by two Santa Barbara psychologists. The women learned how to start forgiving themselves and how to move through their denial, shame, and guilt and find value in the rubble of their lives. “All I could do was cry,” remembered Clifford-Schell. “I think that was the first time I had allowed myself to feel emotion since I was arrested.” Among the workshop literature was a motivational maxim she’d never forget:“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” In the years since, Clifford-Schell has truly become that change. She was paroled in September 2012 and is now Freedom’s program coordinator, connecting the organization with prisoners around the state. For security reasons, former convicts typically aren’t allowed back inside detention facilities. Knowing how much more meaningful the workshops would be coming from a reformed convict, Clifford-Schell repeatedly petitioned the state before she was allowed inside. “I spent 18 years trying to get out of prison, then spent the last four years trying to get back in,” she laughed. Soon, she’ll start a pilot program here at the Santa Barbara County Jail.“If I can help someone not make the same mistakes I did,” she said,“then that’s what I have to do.”

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Inspired by her own mentally ill daughter, Ann Lippincott— Lippincott who spent 34 years at UCSB teaching teachers how to teach — created a 6th grade curriculum to destigmatize mental illness. Lippincott emphasizes three startling but obvious truths: One in four families will experience a serious mental illness. For half of those afflicted, symptoms present by age 14. And the sooner the treatment, the better the outcome. There have been programs designed to teach mental-health awareness since 2000, but they’ve been lining the school district’s circular file because no teacher has any extra time to give to another subject. So Lippincott crafted a highly interactive curriculum on mental illness but packaged it as part of the state’s mandated Common Core program for English Language Arts. The program started in 2008, involving just one classroom and a handful of students. Today, it’s taught in 35 classes to about 1,000 students. When studying mental-health issues, 6th graders are taught to take notes, read texts, make oral presentations, work in teams, create posters, and, of course, use similes, such as — as one student put it— it “having attentiondeficit hyperactive disorder is like an ant farm in your head.” Students learn the symptoms for major mental illnesses and that they can affect anyone — not just the homeless. Lippincott and her group of dedicated volunteers stress that mental illness does not define who you are. “It’s not something you are,” she said.“It’s something you have.”

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You might not know it, but 9-1-1 systems across the country— country including California’s — are a mess. They’re so old and outdated that they can’t pinpoint the location of emergency calls made from cell phones, and they regularly misroute calls to dispatchers in the wrong city. Wires get crossed, precious minutes tick by, and ambulances are delayed. The Federal Communications Commission estimates that more than 10,000 Americans die every year because of this. “Think if 10,000 people were dying every year from the Zika virus,” said Fire Chief Pat McElroy. “That wouldn’t be acceptable. This shouldn’t be acceptable, either.” Since 2014, when a 24-year-old Santa Barbara woman died in her parents’ arms as they frantically repeated their home address to a dispatcher in Ventura, McElroy has led a crusade to modernize the state’s 9-1-1 system. His brother’s untimely death under similar circumstances three years earlier drives his efforts, too.“How can Uber and Domino’s find you, but 9-1-1 can’t?” he asks. Although a solution is still frustratingly far off, McElroy has succeeded where tech engineers and state bureaucrats have failed: He’s articulated the complicated issue in digestible terms and is successfully raising awareness about its real toll on human lives. He also had a hand in new legislation to bring the public lifeline into the 21st century and is regularly bird-dogging Sacramento to fix individual routing problems in Santa Barbara as he discovers them. “We need a systematic approach,” he said of the state’s obligation to public safety, “not a pain-in-the-ass fire chief playing Whac-A-Mole.”

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“I just loved on those kids,” Willie Poindexter said about how he was able to reach through invisible bars and touch the troubled teens he counseled at Los Prietos Boys Camp in Santa Barbara’s backcountry. “My secret is that I listen,” he said.“Extra big patience. I listen to them.” Poindexter has since retired from Los Prietos, and, as a master teacher in kung fu, he now teaches probation officers the rules of and procedure for arresting a suspect. But his greatest impact lives on in the talks he had with Los Prietos’ young men about fatherhood.“Boys, you know, boys just think it’s a macho thing to have a child,” he said. “I got really personal with them. In a really kind way, I’d say what a responsibility they have. Things change when you have a child. You can’t do that when you’re in trouble.” Raising self-esteem and creating “an environment where they feel good about themselves” was Poindexter’s specialty.“Every day they’re challenged with their self-esteem,” he said of the young women in Probation and at Juvenile Hall,“especially the girls. I was a court officer, and they all knew I had a daughter—5 daughter or 6 at the time. One of them asked, ‘Hey, Willie. What would you do if your daughter was locked up?’ I said,‘I would tell her I loved...,” and she was in tears before I got all the words out.” Some newcomers to Los Prietos couldn’t figure out why Poindexter was so gentle but had widely admired his martial-arts skills. He’d use humor to defuse the ones who wanted to fight, and the kids would ask, why not kick ass? “It’s not like that,” he’d reply. “You do the opposite. You just have all this love inside of you, and you just can’t keep it all to yourself. It’d be like having a party without anyone there. You got to have other people there.”

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For nearly 15 years, Jeff Shaffer was a pastor at Community Covenant Church in Goleta. Then, in 2002, while contemplating centuries of religious art at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, he had what he describes as “a calling.” The message was clear: Instead of inviting people to church, get out and spend time along the margins, where people need the most help. Shaffer started by serving homemade spaghetti to the homeless at Pershing Park. He was consistent and funny and a really good listener. Before long, his Uffizi Mission Project—now called the Uffizi Order—gained momentum, attracting volunteers and other outreach groups to the table. To coordinate resources, he helped start Common Ground in 2010. Shaffer says the meal sharing, which has since expanded to Alameda Park, “is really a vehicle to build relationships” with Santa Barbara’s homeless. Once that foundation is established, support networks aim to keep a person on track through phases of ascension, from sobriety to shelters to employment to — and this one’s the toughest— toughest affordable housing. That final piece of the puzzle is a pillar of his coordinating work countywide with the Central Coast Collaborative on Homelessness. And it also informs his newly forged collaboration with the Resiliency Interventions for Sexual Exploitation (RISE) project to find housing for survivors of sexual exploitation and human trafficking. The calling continues.

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It was almost exactly 20 years ago that Executive Director David Asbell accepted a position at the Lobero Theatre. The venerable structure on East Canon Perdido Street was on the verge of one of its all-time least successful ventures, an ill-fated attempt at establishing a professional repertory theater. If it had gone forward, it would undoubtedly have bankrupted the Lobero within a matter of months. Asbell, freshly arrived from Atlanta, already knew something about Santa Barbara— Barbara he had grown up working in his father’s orchid greenhouse on the Mesa— Mesa and he knew a lot more about the performing arts. A veteran of stage management with more than a decade’s experience with the Atlanta Ballet and earlier with a Shakespeare festival in Birmingham, Alabama, he not only brought the kind of savvy that only comes from working backstage, but he also brought a profound vision of what the Lobero Theatre could become: Santa Barbara’s beating creative heart. With characteristic humility, he points to the venue’s 600-seat capacity as the key to its success, but those of us privileged to spend many captivating evenings there know better. By establishing a welcoming atmosphere and by being open to a creative team that includes such area luminaries as Hale Milgrim, Dianne Vapnek, Peggie Jones, and Stephen Cloud, Asbell has turned the Lobero into what we need most, in good times and bad: a blessed community of likeminded people, alive to the arts and ready to listen and share the love of great music, ideas, dance, and theater.

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Sat Dec 10 7:00p “the night Before chriStmaS & the SkaterS” Montecito School of Ballet presents this glistening celebration of the holiday season. With stunning scenery, beautiful costumes, and outstanding choreography, this annual event is always a blast! For additional information & tickets please visit www.montecitoschoolofballet.com or call 805-560-0597. See you there! Photo: Stephen Sherrill

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Santa Barbara’s movie houses are all owned and operated by Metropolitan Theatres Corporation, and we are lucky to have such a magnanimous monopoly. That’s thanks to the Corwins, the fourth-generation theater family from Los Angeles who first entered the Santa Barbara scene in 1948. Led today by Bruce and his son, David, the Corwins constantly give away thousands of tickets to students and nonprofits, such as Unity Shoppe and Girls Inc., and frequently grant other organizations the use of their facilities for film festivals (including, most recently, Pacific Pride’s OUTrageous and the African Heritage Film Series), fundraising concerts, educational lectures, and more. They were also integral in starting and growing the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, and every year they open the entire Arlington Theatre to the community for free-to-see top family films and offer free popcorn during the festival’s AppleBox series. “We’ve always been involved in the community,” said Bruce, who also engages in a wide range of philanthropy around the country, from donating to UCSB and Wesleyan Bruce (left) and David Corwin University to supporting Jewish causes, health foundations, and research on multiple sclerosis (MS), which he’s battled for many years. MS. “I walked into his office one day, and he was in there literally showing a “The bottom line is that making money has never been that important to woman how to shoot a needle into an orange.” Raised in such an environment, me in particular. It’s important to show leadership and involvement with the David is naturally inclined to help nonprofits raise money by using his family’s venues, despite the challenges that presents to their bottom line.“I’m the more nonprofit world. That’s what we’ve tried to do.” “He’s so selfless,” said David of his dad, noting that Bruce frequently gives straightlaced numbers person, and he’s the creative giver,” said David. “Over career guidance to young people and even basic help to those suffering from time, we have found a happy middle ground.”

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Pinned to a corkboard in her office is a collection of photographs of the dozens of people Joan Fairfield has guided in her role as the victim witness advocate at the District Attorney’s Office. Over the years, she has kept in touch with some victims because they had to return to court to testify at parole hearings. But many maintained a personal relationship with her long after their case closed. In 1979, Fairfield was hired by then-district attorney Stan Roden after she had been a stay-at-home mom for 18 years.“She was genetically wired for the job,” Roden recalled. A victim advocate must delicately balance an understanding of legal language with compassion for people often just scarred by a violent crime. For 37 years, Fairfield has done both. For Fairfield, the job is equal parts fascinating and encouraging. “I am constantly impressed by what people can overcome and how powerful the human spirit and human body are,” she said. She has found that victims “are just like the rest of us — difdif ferent in every way.” Some are doe-eyed and innocent-looking as one would expect, but others are more complicated. So Fairfield must alter her approach depending on with whom she is working. For instance, recently in her office, a young girl proved to be resistant. “I said to her, ‘I’m going to talk to you like your grandmother: You are precious, you should be cherished, people love you. Please know you are worth being cared for— for not abused.’ I hope she believes those things, because I believe it.” With other clients, she has to be firmer: “Look, this is the way things work. You have a subpoena. It’s not an invitation to a party. There is no RSVP.” Ultimately, she said,“I try to be real with people.”

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In 2014, Gambian Alagie Jammeh, a UCSB student, posted on Facebook: “No one should be denied their fundamental human rights because of their sexuality.” This drew outrage from his home country, where same-sex relationships are illegal. His own family disowned him, and the government revoked his scholarship. As a result, Jammeh lost his apartment, had to sleep in his car, showered at the Rec Center, and feared for his life. Eventually he was granted asylum. Jammeh stands as a hero to many as someone who dared to speak his beliefs; he has received phone calls from LGBTQ people around the world, and it is their stories that continue to motivate him. “You cannot just stay quiet, because there is someone who, all his life, has been struggling, trying to fit in this society that will never accept him, that will kill him,” he said. “I feel I have a duty … for thousands and millions of other people around the world that don’t have the platform or environment to express themselves, to be themselves, to smile, to go to work and come home and be loved by someone who will love them back. They are part of this society, and it is our responsibility … to say, ‘I will fight for you. I will fight with you. I will go to things that will make you the same as me.’ ” Jammeh is not concerned exclusively with LGBTQ rights but also the rights of “women, children, and religious minorities” and is hoping to work with a human-rights organization after graduation. Jammeh feels sad to leave UCSB and the community he found there, but he is grateful for what it taught him: to examine his inherited beliefs and change them for the better. “This university taught me to question everything,” he said. “It’s the best thing I have learned in America.”

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Bass players have no business being named a Local Hero, according to Gary Sangenito. And he should know— know this father of two has been the bass man in a dizzying number of Santa Barbara–based bands over the past five decades and counting. “I am a roofer and a musician,” offers Sangenito. “I have had all my friends do better than me. I am not even the lead guitar guy, you know. I play bass.” Arriving to town from San Francisco’s East Bay as a freshman at UCSB in 1971, Gary has been calling the South Coast home more or less ever since. His unbridled love of music and his unflinching willingness to share that passion has shaped much of his time in town and has provided the soundtrack for an unfathomable amount of fun. His band résumé includes well-known outfits of the past and present such as The Tan, The Wedding Band, Ulysses Jasz, and Tortilla Flats to name but a few. And then there are the countless ways he uses music to give back and grow the community, such as lending musical equipment and gear for events large and small, playing in the house band for youth empowerment program AHA!, or, when his children were still young, playing in the Grateful Dads band at Roosevelt Elementary School. And then there is his personal collection of more than 20,000 albums. “I have a hard time saying no,” he said. But more to the point, Sangenito has a hard time not being an excellent human. “I always tell my kids, ‘It’s not about the money.’ You can find that dollar somewhere else.” He explains with an air of unworried ease that can best be described as Buddha-esque, “It is more important to find what you love and then find a way to share that with the world. Oh, and don’t forget to listen.”

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Smart money says, if you’ve been to Santa Barbara’s Home Improvement Center with even a modest amount of regularity over the past two decades, then you already know the world-class helpfulness that is Jason Emrich. Tall with sympathetic brown eyes, a gentle disposition, and a warm smile, Emrich has been a mainstay at the hardware store’s paint department for much of his 24 years as an employee. His near-clinical attention to detail, coupled with a vibrant and genuine commitment to customer service, transcends the retail experience. It is not hyperbole to say that Emrich’s palatable humanity often elevates the simple act of buying some new paint for your bathroom into something both memorable and refreshing. But his value to his coworkers and customers goes beyond the base requirements of his job—far beyond. Consider the fact that each week Emrich reaches out to one of his former bosses, a man long since retired and relocated to Florida, to read him books over the telephone now that his eyesight is failing. The youngest of three, Emrich, born and raised in Goleta, was 24 when he first landed at the Home Improvement Center. What was initially meant to be a six-month temp job at the register soon turned into a career. It had been a dark time for the devout Catholic, and “I was asking the Lord for something to help me on my path,” recalls Emrich. “I definitely got what I was asking for.” The Dos Pubelos graduate, who is often approached by grateful past customers while just waiting for his order at a coffee shop, is uncomfortable with the praise. “Just always trying to slow down, be present, and do better” is what Emrich offers as an explanation for his success. “Learning about people and myself, that is what it all comes down to no matter what job you do.”

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Modern Americans are so removed from death that a motherly mortician seems more fantasy than reality. But that’s the work of Jennifer Parks, the general manager and funeral celebrant at McDermott-Crockett & Associates Mortuary. “We get to be their storyteller,” said Parks of the deceased people that she cares for and their grieving families, many of whom are devastated by sudden loss. “We speak for them when they cannot breathe. We hold together every piece of their heart.” Formerly a doula in San Francisco, Parks initially turned down the job when it was suggested by a friend whose family owned the mortuary, but in 2004, she gave into her “servant’s heart” and accepted. She’s embraced the role ever since, even when that means doing plaster casts of dead infants’ feet or tending to the young victims of some of Santa Barbara’s worst tragedies. She also stands in for the unclaimed deceased of the tri-county region each year when their ashes are spread at sea, hosts an extravagant Valentine’s Day party for those who’ve recently lost their sweethearts, and runs a quarterly series of life-skills classes, such as cooking for one. Though she’s not a grief counselor, she often acts as one, providing a “lifeline” to parents, siblings, children, and spouses of all ages as they weave through the funeral process. “Really listening is the most important thing,” she said. “People want to tell their story, that they were here and they were important.” To her, it’s very similar to her past career in childbirth.“This work is sacred, whether you’re coming in or going out,” said Parks.“This is incredibly personal and intimate, and it’s a huge gift to be able to hold them in my hands.”

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For the past six years, Doug Mershon has commuted from his home in the mountains to Santa Barbara’s Lower Eastside, where he volunteers five days a week at Franklin Elementary School. The kids always light up when he arrives, screaming,“Mr. Doug! Mr. Doug!” The schoolchildren’s happiness may seem a bit odd, though. After all, he’s there to teach them the most-feared subject of all: math. But with a tutor like Mershon — reliable, determined, patient, and kind — the kids’ fear fades and the learning begins. “I help them with their basic skills to keep them from slipping behind,” says Mershon, a retired electrician and a former teacher, credentialed at UCSB. Lately— Lately in addition to a Habitat for Humanity bathroom renovation for an elderly disabled couple — Mershon’s been working with a handful of Franklin 3rd graders during recess and then helping out in a 4th grade classroom. Sometimes he’s tutoring and reviewing test scores with big groups; other times, it’s just one-on-one. Either way, the extra push he provides goes a long way toward instilling the kids with a sense of identity and self-worth in classrooms with 28 students per teacher. “The kids appreciate the individual attention,” he says, “and they like it when I speak a little Spanish, too.”

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Clean clothes: a necessity, perhaps taken for granted by some, but for many Santa Barbarans it poses a real and costly struggle. That’s why Magda Barnes helped launch the S.B. chapter of Laundry Love, a network of community partnerships nationwide between volunteers and laundromats, offering free clothes washing and drying and soap to the homeless and those living below the poverty line. Barnes launched Laundry Love six years ago at the House of Laundry on Milpas, helping to improve the daily lives of many. Barnes credits her mother for raising her with a spirit of service, encouraging her when she was a kid to engage with her community, whether through her church or the Rescue Mission. Her early experiences taught her to “be patient and be caring and compassionate” toward others. “As a Christian, that’s part of my belief model: what Jesus did, to love even the most unlovable.” So much of what Laundry Love offers, Barnes says, is a sense of community— community a chance “to be seen, to be heard, to be loved, and to be accepted for a couple hours.” It not only serves the homeless, but it also helps to bridge gaps in communities where interpersonal and institutional barriers have created voids.“The only way to change that is if people are united and make the step towards understanding each other.” Barnes is now off to Dubai to continue her mission of service in a different community, but her work will continue. All interested readers can form a Laundry Love in their own neighborhoods.

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A priest for most of his adult life, Mark Asman, the recently retired pastor of Trinity Episcopal Church, has taken on the struggles of the voiceless, whether it’s the hungry, the homeless, the poor, the young, or the LGBTQ. “When I came to Santa Barbara in 1994,” Asman said, “the city was divided over an ordinance to ban sitting as a way to criminalize the homeless on State Street.” He’s quick to praise the religious and business leaders who helped found the Casa Esperanza homeless shelter in 1999 as a better solution, but everyone agrees that most of the credit belongs to Asman. Trinity was already active in social justice before Asman became pastor, including opening a community kitchen that evolved into today’s Transition House. But he nudged things a little further, including increasing Trinity’s support for Planned Parenthood and leading the church to become one of the first to open its parking lots for overnight stays for the homeless. He praised his congregation for accepting him as an openly gay priest and for supporting same-sex marriages. “Rather than civil unions, we would perform marriages.” The first one was 17 years before it was finally legalized in California. “What quietly frustrates me,” he mused, “is how many people perceive Christianity, and religion in general, to be irrelevant at best and dangerous at worst. For people of faith to be absent from issues of great justice is not where we should be. We should be on the forefront.” He sighed deeply, distressed by the national election result and how seriously it would affect Dreamers — college students attending public institutions without legal papers. “It’s another thing to see lives ruined by this man.”

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“The Patsy Dorsey waterfall effect is quite striking,” said one of her many friends. “It is felt all over town.” For 70 years, Dorsey, who grew up on Garden Street with six sisters and three brothers, has been deeply involved in Santa Barbara. And although she leads a fairly normal existence, she brings an unbeatable spirit to every aspect of her life. In many ways, she is the classic Local Hero. As a young person, she supported her gay brother before it was cool. After he died of AIDS in 1990, she rode in a benefit bike ride in his memory. Later, she raised four kids as a single mom, working multiple jobs, saving every dime, and eventually buying her own house. But she isn’t all about keeping her nose to the grindstone. In fact, she is unabashedly unbridled— unbridled in her sixties, she was still dancing freely at bars in Mexico. Asked if she always had a wild side, Dorsey said she thinks it seems to have flourished as she has grown older. “I’ve always been precarious,” she said, laughing. “Maybe a little too precarious sometimes.” In a less perilous vein, she founded the Nine Trails ultra marathon. Soon, she found herself running marathons and later 50-milers, and she kept her wild side alive by flashing her running crew every year at the 11th mile of the Pier to Peak run. Though she can no longer run these days, she’s proud that she has finished more than 100 marathons. And even though she describes herself as a “back-of-the-packer,” she can’t help but get a kick out of being the female winner of a 1990s Arizona marathon — of course, she was the only woman in it. When she started running, she recalled, very few women were signed up. Now she sees just as many women as men, if not more. “That is really inspirational,” she said.

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After eight hearings and overwhelming statewide opposition, EDC and our clients convinced the San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission to deny Phillips 66’s proposed oil train facility in Nipomo. One of the most dangerous and polluting oil projects in our region, this proposal would risk public and environmental health, increase air pollution and potential spills and explosions. Phillips has filed a lawsuit and appealed to the Board of Supervisors, but a great step!

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The US Environmental Protection Agency honored EDC and our partners with the National Clean Air Excellence Award for our work reducing cargo ship speeds in the Santa Barbara Channel to cut air pollution and protect endangered whales. Shipping is a significant source of air pollution in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties, and collisions with ships have led to many whale fatalities in our region.

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After uncovering that the federal government was surreptitiously approving fracking and acidizing from platforms offshore California, EDC successfully settled a lawsuit requiring the first ever environmental review of the risky practices as well as providing public transparency. Unfortunately, the analysis erroneously concluded these practices have no impacts, so EDC and SBCK filed a second lawsuit for failure to consider risks to threatened and endangered species.

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EDC and our clients successfully convinced the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors to deny Pacific Coast Energy Company’s proposal to expand its cyclic steam operation and drill 144 new oil wells near Orcutt. Last year, PCEC had the highest volume of spills of any oil company in Santa Barbara County and this project would have added more risk to our air and water quality and endangered species.

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This year, our good friend and long-time Chief Counsel, Linda Krop, was honored by both Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson and Assemblymember Das Williams as a 2016 Woman of the Year! Both legislators separately chose to honor Linda in part due to her tireless work leading the charge in response to the devastating 2015 Refugio Oil Spill and her many years of service to our precious environment.

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After ten years of monitoring thirteen marine protected areas (MPAs) around the Santa Barbara Channel Islands, results show MPAs are positively impacting fish and marine organisms - in size and in number - around and in protected areas. EDC has been co-chairing the Santa Barbara Channel MPA Collaborative to raise awareness of MPAs, promote effective enforcement and compliance, and encourage the community to visit MPAs and enjoy these protected resources.

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EDC and our partners held ten creek clean-ups, successfully protecting water quality and wildlife in the Goleta Valley, the Goleta Slough, and the Pacific Ocean. With nearly 250 volunteer hours, we not only removed more than 3,700 pounds of trash including furniture, golf balls, shopping carts and mattresses, but we identifed pollution sources and collaborated with the City of Goleta to address stormwater violations, illegal dumping, and improve water quality.

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EDC successfully settled a lawsuit with Ventura electroplating facility General Magnaplate for violations of the Clean Water Act related to the facility’s storm water discharges. The facility had discharged unacceptable levels of zinc, aluminum, iron, and other toxins into the Santa Clara River, threatening wildlife, community health, and recreation. The owners agreed to storm water management measures that will reduce high levels of pollutants from entering the River.

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Since the Plains All American pipeline ruptured and ravaged our coastline in May 2015, EDC has worked to ensure nothing like this happens to our coast again. After close work with elected officials, state and federal agencies have agreed that regulatory authority over the ruptured pipeline will be transferred from federal to state authority. This means much stricter regulations, including requirements for best available technology and annual inspections.


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Although she was “the kind of kid who was always bringing home the stray dog,” it wasn’t until her early twenties that Lee Heller was introduced to animal-welfare issues. “In between college and grad school, I worked at the Chicago Anti-Cruelty Society. I was actually just a phone operator, but I saw firsthand what a big innercity shelter was like,” she said. After earning her PhD in English and spending 13 years as a professor in Massachusetts, Heller left academia, moved to Santa Barbara, and focused full-time on her activism. “I got involved just walking dogs at the county animal shelter,” she said. “That led to fostering dogs and cats — one year, I think I fostered like 60 kittens in a season [for ASAP],” she said. Heller also helps behind the scenes, writing grants for area agencies, which are always in need of funds. “I’ve written grants for CARE4Paws, Diana Basehart, ASAP, Shadow’s Fund, Santa Maria Valley Human Society, and County Services, [among others],” she said.“I’ve probably brought in — if you added up everybody’s numbers — $300,000 or $400,000 in grant money into the community.” Policy work is another part of her advocacy, which has included getting spay/neuter ordinances passed in Santa Barbara County and getting county legislators to endorse bills that protect animals, such as the recently passed California AB 1825, which redefines the assumption that any dog seized as part of a dog-fighting operation is classified as vicious. For Heller, activism comes naturally. “I was raised in a household where civic engagement was always ongoing. I was just raised believing that this was meaningful [work],” she said. “There are so many animal nonprofits, so many ways to match up what you care about with what an organization is doing, and it’s really exciting and wonderful, and what an opportunity to be part of that.”

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Barbara Ireland made a decision to help women with breast cancer after one of her close friends was diagnosed. Sixteen years later and Ireland’s name is now synonymous with an annual event that sees 500 or so folks gather to raise funds for cancer research. The Barbara Ireland Walk and Run for Breast Cancer was born in 2000, when Ireland approached the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation and proposed doing a fundraiser in which all the money would go to breast-cancer research here in Santa Barbara. Love and her board liked the idea. “We started out doing a 13-mile walk in Montecito,” said Ireland. These days, the event offers the option to walk or run one of three courses —aa 5K, 10K, or 15K— 15K along the downtown waterfront. When Love moved out of town in 2005, Ireland partnered with the Cancer Center, which does cutting-edge research in town. “They asked if I’d give them five years, and I said yes.” The five years turned into 11. “It’s been fun, and it’s been good, and we get some great people who come out the day of the walk,” said Ireland.“It’s such a loving feeling on that day; they are all there to help this cause, and they have a good time doing it.” This year’s event, which took place in March, raised nearly $69,000. As for the future of the Barbara Ireland Walk, she said: “As long as it’s still helping people, we will continue to do it.”

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11/26:

sary Party Grab a bottle of Fig’s barrel-aged Grand Cru Ale a day before everyone else. There’ll also be food and unlimited cask tastings for sale in the beer garden, contests, anniversary T-shirts, and live music. Serious beer lovers can take part in a private tasting of a flight of four versions of the 6th Anniversary Grand Cru Ale paired with hors d’oeuvres from the brewers themselves. Party: 1-9:30pm; Private Tasting: 3-5pm. Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co., 45 Industrial Wy, Buellton. Free-$75. Call 6942252 x110. fig6th.nightout.com

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11/25-11/27: 24th Annual Candy Cane Train Take a ride on this festively decorated miniature train. A ticket buys you a ride, an assortment of holiday treats, a coupon for a future ride, and entrance into the museum’s holiday display of Toy Trains and Teddy Bears. Riders must be at least 34 inches tall. Receive a discount and avoid the line by buying your tickets in advance online. The train runs until December 24. 1-4pm. South Coast Railroad Museum, 300 N. Los Carneros Rd., Goleta. $4. Call 964-3540. goletadepot.org

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to what is known as Black Friday. Enjoy wines by the glass for only $7 while you create a masterpiece for the chance to win a magnum of M5. Coloring pages, markers, and pencils will be provided. Noon-6pm. Margerum Wine Company, 813 Anacapa St. Reserve Tasting Rm., 32 El Paseo. Free. Call 845-8435. margerumwines.com

researcher at UCSB Mary O’Connor will sign copies of her new book, Mixtec Evangelicals, a comparative ethnography of communities in Oaxaca, Mexico, that have converted from rural Catholicism to Evangelical Protestantism upon returning from the United States. 7pm. Chaucer’s Books, 3321 State St. Free. Call 682-6787. chaucersbooks.com

special annual dance performance by the young dancers of Inspire Dance S.B. and L.A.’s Dance Studio No. 1, featuring classical ballet numbers from The Nutcracker ballet, Coppelia, and the popular Broadway show Annie. 2pm. Center Stage Theater, 721 Paseo Nuevo. $12-$22. Call 770-5295 or 963-0408. centerstagetheater.org

11/26: 36th Annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Faire Adults can peruse an exceptional variety of vendors selling handmade goods, from ceramics and bath soaps to Christmas decor and more, while kids take pictures with Santa Claus. Visitors can also enjoy baked goodies, live folk music, and face paint for a festive afternoon with the family. 10am-3pm. Carpinteria Valley Museum of History, 965 Maple Ave., Carpinteria. Free. Call 684-3112.

11/27: Holiday Tree Trimming Get-Together Ring in the season with

y 11/23, 11/27: Family Movie: Finding Dory The sequel to 2003’s Finding Nemo tells the tale of a blue tang fish with shortterm memory loss searching for her birth parents despite not remembering anything about them. Wed.: 4pm; Sun.: 1:10pm. Island Rm., S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Rated PG. Free. Call 564-5603.

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11/26: Family Movie: Kubo and the Two Strings The whole family can enjoy

11/29: Go to Hale Film Series: Concert for George Pay homage to musical

this stop-motion action film about a oneeyed boy with magical powers on a quest to defeat evil spirits in ancient Japan. 1pm. Island Rm., S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Free. Rated PG. Call 564-5603.

legend George Harrison on the 15th anniversary of his death with a special screening of Concert for George, and bid on slices of rock ’n’ roll history from Hale Milgrim’s personal collection. A portion of the profits will be donated to Harrison’s Material World Charitable Foundation to support nonprofits around the world. 7:28pm. Lobero Theatre,

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the community at this festive get-together. Bring any ornaments or decorations you’d like to share while munching on holiday treats and singing along to holiday music. Noon. Center of the Heart, 487 N. Turnpike Rd. Free. Call 964-4861.

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Christmas with a spectacular performance filled with glittery costumes, high-kicking dancers, and songs of the season such as “White Christmas,” “Winter Wonderland,”“Deck The Halls,” and so many more right on time to start celebrating the holidays. 7:30pm. Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. $44$89. Call 899-2222. granadasb.org

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11/23: S.B. High School Class of 2006 10-Year Reunion All Dons who

11/30: Christmas Tree Lighting

graduated in 2006 are invited to a special reunion with a full open bar, a taco truck, and live music by alumnus DJ Flamezz. “Santa Barbara, hail to thee / Strong thy ties shall ever be …” 6-10pm. Pure Order Brewing Co., 401 N. Quarantina St. Ages 21+. $50-$55.

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A mystery tree lighter will light up a 150-foot redwood tree, known as the Pickle Tree, after caroling, photos with Santa, and the annual Pickle Address. 5pm. Kerrwood Lawn, Westmont College, 955 La Paz Rd. Free. Call 565-6028. westmont.edu/_

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Bluegrass Brunch Buffet Come enjoy bottomless mimosas, delicious gourmet food, and a chocolate fountain all while listening to The Silver Mountain String Band perform underneath an old oak tree. 9:30am-2pm. The Oak, Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, 905 Country Club Rd., Ojai. $14.50-$49. Call (855) 697-8780. ojairesort.com/dining/oak-restaurant-ojai

winter. Learn how to prepare, create, and package seasonal desserts to begin a holiday tradition. 10am-2pm. Culinary Lab, S.B. City College Schott Campus, 310 W. Padre St. $45. Call 898-8138.

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11/23: S.B. Rescue Mission Annual Thanksgiving Feast The S.B. Rescue Mission, the only emergency shelter

11/24: Thanksgiving with Blush Relax this year while

open 365 nights of the year, is prepared to serve more than 300 Thanksgiving meals to community members in need. Don’t let the homeless, hurting, and hungry feel forgotten during the day of thanks. Noon-2pm. S.B. Rescue Mission, 535 E. Yanonali St. Free. Call 966-1316. sbrm.org/category/upcoming-events COURTESY

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they do the cooking. You will enjoy a three-course meal, including soup or salad, entree, and dessert. Call or visit the website to make your reservations. $35. Blush Restaurant + Lounge, 630 State St. Call 957-1300. blushsb.com/reservation

11/24: Thanksgiving Champagne Brunch and Dinner Treat yourself to an elegant brunch buffet, live jazz piano, complimentary valet, and free-flowing champagne at this ocean-side resort. For dinner, enjoy a gourmet three-course Thanksgiving meal of your choice at Rodney’s Grill. Reservations are highly recommended. Brunch: noon-5pm. free-$65. Dinner: 5-10pm; $46-$53. Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort, 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd. Call 884-8535. tinyurl.com/ThanksgivingFessParker

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11/24: Thanksgiving Vinyasa Flow Class Spread good energy this holiday season with a strong vinyasa flow class with live music from Ocho. Bring warm clothing, nonperishable food items, and monetary donations to benefit the Standing Rock Indian Reservation and Casa Esperanza. 9:30-11am. DiviniTree Yoga & Arts Studio, 25 E. De la Guerra St. Donation. Call 897-3354.

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11/24: Thanksgiving Day Pumpkin Smash Get the kids out of the house on this holiday for a smashin’ good time. The zoo will close early, but that doesn’t mean the fun will be cut short. All day long, animal lovers can watch the elephants, gorillas, and other zoo animals play and interact with pumpkins. 10am-3:30pm. S.B. Zoo, 500 Niños Dr. Free-$17. Call 962-5339.

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11/24: Thanksgiving Day Service All members of the community and visitors are welcome to join the Rev. Dr. Randall Day as he leads a brief Thanksgiving Day service featuring special readings and familiar harvest hymns. There will be a reception after the service. 9am. St Mark’s-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church, 2901 Nojoqui Ave., Los Olivos. Call 688-4454.

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11/24: Thanksgiving Day Packing Event Direct Relief invites you and your family to assemble needed personal care and hygiene items for vulnerable families in S.B. and those living in crisis worldwide. Visit the website to register and reserve your free tickets. 9-11am. Direct Relief, 27 S. La Patera Ln., Goleta. Free. tinyurl.com/ThanksgivingDayPackingEvent

this 5K run/walk. This trot will raise funds for the area Salvation Army chapter in Santa Ynez. Preregistration is recommended. Check-in: 9-9:50am; trot: 10am-1pm. Sunny Fields Park, Alamo Pintado Rd., Solvang. Free-$20. Call 688-7529.

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11/26: Organic Soup Kitchen 8th Annual Thanksgiving Feast Organic Soup Kitchen (OSK) invites all to participate in this annual day of music, an organic feast, and community. Frozen fruits, organic butter and oil, seasoning, and gift cards to health food stores are greatly appreciated as donations. OSK serves organic, nutritious, wholesome food to cancer patients and those with degenerative diseases. Noon-3pm. Veterans’ Memorial Bldg., 112 W. Cabrillo Blvd. Free. Call 866-7427.

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11/26: Thanksgiving Day 4-Miler Burn off your turkey dinner with a flat and fast run down Hollister to Turnpike and end up in Thunderbird Park. Register early or the day of, and get a commemorative T-shirt (as long as supplies last). 9:05am. Magnolia Shopping Ctr., 5124 Hollister Ave. $25-$40. Call 284-4720. runsantabarbara.com/thanksgiving-4-miler COURTESY BACARA RESORT & SPA

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11/25: Turkey Trot Work off the turkey and the trimmings at

11/24: ZeeBlu Thanksgiving 5K & Family Fun Run Children ages 12 and younger can run a short race on the beach, the family can participate in the Family Fun Run for free with Zee the blue-striped zebra, or you can enter in the 5K or 10K run. Be a part of this event where every runner is cheered and all the proceeds go toward Rocco’s Ranch Summer Camp, which provides children with developmental or physical disabilities the chance to enjoy summertime activities. 8:30am. Leadbetter Beach, Shoreline Dr. Free-$35. Call 845-1300. 5k.zeeblu.com

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Give thanks while celebrating with family and friends as Executive Chef Vincent Lesage makes roasted turkey, honey-glazed ham, assorted shellfish, sushi, prime rib, desserts, California wine country salads, and more. 10:30am-2pm. Ballroom Terrace, Bacara Resort & Spa, 8301 Hollister Ave., Goleta. $45-$95. Call (844) 213-6466 for reservations.

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Look Good, Feel Better Women who have, are going to, or currently are undergoing cancer treatment will learn beauty techniques such as skin and nail care, and about wigs, accessories, and makeup to help manage appearance-related side effects. 4-6pm. Cancer Ctr. of S.B., 540 W. Pueblo St. Free. Call (800) 227-2345.

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11/29: Steven Johnson: Wonderauthor of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle land: How Play Made the Modern World Media theorist Steven Johnson will Stop Café returns with her newest novel, The Whole Town’s Talking, about the strange goings-on at Still Meadow, the town cemetery, where it’s anything but. Still, we’re reminded that community is vital, life is a gift, and love never dies. 5pm. Chaucer’s

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11/25-11/27: Cold Spring Tavern Fri.: Grass Mountain, 7-10pm. Sat.: Green Flag Summer, 2-5pm; Bryan Titus Trio, 6-9pm. Sun.: Tom Ball and Kenny Sultan, 1:15-4pm; Little Jonny and the Giants, 4:30-7:30pm. Cold Spring Tavern, 5995 Stagecoach Rd. Free. Call 967-0066. coldspringtavern.com

11/27: David Segall 7:30-10:30pm. Seven Bar and Kitchen, 224 Helena Ave. Free. Ages 21+. Call 845-0377. tinyurl.com/DavidSegall 11/30: Blush Restaurant + Lounge Bruce Goldish. 7-9pm. Blush Restaurant + Lounge, 630 State St. Free. Call 957-1300. blushsb.com

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As always, find the complete listings online at independent.com/events. And if you have an event coming up, submit it at independent.com/eventsubmit.

11/30:

musical documentary follows Sonita Alizadeh, a prominent Iranian singer, rapper, and activist who is against forced marriages. Filmmaker Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami documented the singer’s personal journey to escape her own arranged marriage through fiery rhymes, even though it is illegal for women to sing in public in Iran. 7:30pm. Campbell Hall, UCSB. Free. Not rated. Call 893-3535.

Tickets: $10 / $5 FREE for UCSB students

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Sonita Alizadeh ture. 7:30pm. Campbell Hall, UCSB. Free. Call 893-3535. Read more on p. 61.

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JAZZ COMBOS: THE WEST COAST

11/30: Georgia Freedman Food and travel writer and recipe developer Georgia Freedman will sign copies of her decadent cookbook There’s Always Room for Chocolate: Recipes from Brooklyn’s The Chocolate Room, which is filled with recipes from a sophisticated dessert café and retail shop. This book is set to become the new essential cookbook

11/23: Hansen Family & Friends Annual Songfest Come one, come all to this festive pre-Thanksgiving tradition when members and friends of the Hansen family entertain you with live music and an open kitchen all night long. 6:30pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State St. Free. Call 962-7776. tinyurl.com/HansenFamilyAndFriends

11/25: The Dirty Knobs Mike Campbell, best known for his work with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, will bring his edgy side band The Dirty Knobs to play nitty-gritty rock ’n’ roll with a ’60s influence. 9:45pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State St. $15. Ages 21+. Call 962-7776. sohosb.com

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11/25: Mozart by Candlelight Take part in this Thanks-

Tickets: $15 / $10 / $5

giving tradition featuring spectacular symphonies and more from the West Coast Chamber Orchestra with piano soloist Frank Basile and a candlelit atmosphere. 8pm. First United Methodist Church, 305 E. Anapamu St. $10-$25. Call 963-4408.

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you dancing and smiling all night long with its uplifting lyrics and West Coast reggae beats. 9pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State St. $17.50-$22. Ages 21+. Call 962-7776.

December 2 / 7:30 p.m. / Karl Geiringer Hall

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11/28: UCSB Chamber Orchestra and Chamber Players Help kick off the university orchestra’s 2016-17 season with Brahms’s sonorous Tragic Overture, Stravinsky’s quirky Suite No. 2 for Small Orchestra, Berlioz’s ominous Hungarian March, and Mendelssohn’s famous Symphony No. 4

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for a powerful performance of classical music everybody will enjoy. 7:30pm. Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall, UCSB. Free-$10. Call 893-2064. music.ucsb.edu/news/event/963

11/28: Charles Lloyd & The Marvels Featuring Bill Frisell, Greg Leisz, Reuben Rogers and Eric Harland and Special Guest Lucinda Williams Improvisational jazz artist Charles Lloyd will perform an exciting set of songs from The Marvels’ release I Long to See You with guitarists Bill Frisell and Greg Leisz and songs from his collaboration with Lucinda Williams, The Ghosts of Highway 20. 8pm. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. $39-$105. Call 963-0761. Read more on p. 61. lobero.com

11/29: SBCC Jazz Combos Don’t miss the SBCC Jazz Improvisation ensemble featuring players of all skill levels. 7pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State St. $10. Call 962-7776. sohosb.com

Two university jazz combos will perform a variety of compositions by jazz virtuosos Woody Shaw, Freddie Hubbard, Marty Paich, and many more. 7:30pm. Karl Geiringer Hall, UCSB. Free-$10. Call 893-2064.

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storyteller Michael Katz and the S.B. Symphony for a familyfriendly performance of the Grammy Award–winning composition about a young boy unafraid of big, bad wolves. The performance will be preceded by interactive musical activities for children and families. This concert is recommended for children ages 3 and above. 3pm. Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. $10-$50. Call 899-2222. Read more on p. 61.

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SWEEPING CHANGES

LOCAL COnSTAnTS

These packing activities, though decades apart, are testament to the consistent commitments the people of Santa Barbara County have generously made towards advancing the mission of Direct Relief since its founding in 1948.

Accelerating toward humanitarian solutions worldwide, fueled by seven decades of local participation

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Youth4DirectRelief student leaders during one of their annual spring flower sales benefiting Direct Relief.

sectors, Direct Relief has been called upon to assist people who are vulnerable—who endure poverty or crisis situations, and who often

confront both. That effort has always been rooted in local participation. Here are a few recent examples of people whose selfless commitments have fueled Direct Relief’s humanitarian work in Santa Barbara County, across the U.S., and around the world.

LOCAL WOMEN Raising Awareness for Women Worldwide

Kim Thomas (left) and Sharon Hughes address the crowd at a Direct Relief Women event that raised nearly $140,000 for Direct Relief, enabling 5,500 safe births.

over the years, the Santa Barbara-based

LOCAL STUDENTS Leading Philanthropic Opportunities for Others

has come together with three goals in mind—educate, engage, and fundraise for direct relief. the more than 200 members of direct relief Women

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share a keen interest in bolstering maternal

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lives, raising $250,000 for direct relief.

have inspired their classmates and changed

carrie ohly-cusack carrie randolph Kim thomas elizabeth toro christina Stoney Kelly Walker

carolyn chandler Kira fay Beth green Sharon Hughes Kristin McWilliams Mari Mitchel

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LOCAL WINEMAKERS Increasing Access to Health for Millions of Vulnerable People The Santa Barbara Vintners' Foundation is the charitable umbrella under which the Santa Barbara County Vintners' Association conducts its philanthropic work. Since 2000, the foundation has sponsored the bi-annual Santa Barbara Wine Auction benefiting Direct Relief, and has raised nearly $3.5 million since that time to provide access to medicine for vulnerable people throughout the U.S. and the world.

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Direct Relief’s new distribution center, meeting heightened federal requirements for security and storage of prescription medications, will be 155,000 square feet—nearly four times the size of Direct Relief’s main facility in Goleta—making it the largest distribution hub for humanitarian medical aid in the nation.

BUILDIng A BETTER WO R L D The Santa Barbara community has been and remains central to Direct Relief’s work. We are grateful to the community and its generous supporters who are helping make this new facility a reality. – Angel Iscovich, M.D., Direct Relief Board Chair

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HAT BEGAN SEVEN DECADES AGO in the pantry in the Santa Barbara home of a Hungarian immigrant is now the ninth-largest U.S. charity, according to Forbes. Direct Relief runs the largest charitable medicines program in the U.S.

and is among the largest providers of humanitarian medical aid in the world. Thanks to the tireless efforts and extraordinary generosity of the people listed below, Direct Relief is taking its next essential step towards building a better world. Direct Relief’s new facility is about more than the walls, windows, and roof that make a building. It is about the organization’s continued ability to pursue its mission of improving the lives of people affected by poverty or emergencies. It is about expanding humanitarian activities for the benefit of thousands of communities throughout the United States and the world. And it is about extending health services to millions of people for the first time, helping them to realize their inherent potential and to live fulfilling lives.

A SInCERE ThAnK YOU TO ThE CAMpAIgn FOR DIRECT RELIEF DOnORS hOnORARY ChAIRS $1,000,000 +

Bitsy Becton Bacon fedex Betty & Stan Hatch dorothy largay & Wayne rosing Patricia Mitchell Bobbie & gerry rubin Zegar family foundation VISIOnARIES $250,000 +

Ann Jackson family foundation Patricia Aoyama & chris Kleveland Bettina chandler Madelyn & gregg foster linda & fred gluck Hutton Parker foundation

rita & Steve Moya June g. outhwaite charitable trust raintree foundation Nancy Schlosser edgar Schollmaier Anne & Michael towbes WWW foundation

elaine & Herbert Kendall Siri & Bob Marshall Mari & Hank Mitchel lynn & Bob Nakasone carrie ohly-cusack & tom cusack Jody & don Petersen lynda & Mark Schwartz

LUMInARIES $100,000 +

AMBASSADORS $50,000 +

Anonymous Alice tweed tuohy foundation Zora & les charles conrad N. Hilton foundation direct relief Women david lee gibbs, Ph.d. diane & J. Michael giles Beth & Steve green

Anonymous diane & Ken Bishop Alexandra Brookshire & Bert green lisa & Angel iscovich Betsy Jones & larry dam Mosher foundation Alan Porter

turpin family charitable foundation West coast financial, llc dana White ADVISORS $25,000 +

Bill Burtness Kate & Brooks firestone Judy & ernie getto Kate & dick godfrey Hollye & Jeffrey Jacobs Alixe & Mark Mattingly John & Mary romo Santa Barbara foundation Maryan Schall Sandy & eric Seale carrie & thomas tighe Suzanne & Steven Weintraub

ADVOCATES $10,000 +

Anonymous B & B foundation california community foundation carolyn chandler Sheila & tom cullen Sally & Patrick enthoven Kee & Paul flynn Penelope foley Pamela gann carolyn & roger Horchow Joanna Kerns & Marc Appleton Janice & fritz leutheuser Mark linehan orfalea foundation roger S. firestone foundation Patricia & Jim Selbert Jim & ingrid Shattuck

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Leave a Legacy The Legacy Society exclusively recognizes those caring individuals who have included Direct Relief in their estate plans. Their commitment and dedication are shining examples of generosity that will help Direct Relief continue its efforts to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergency situations by mobilizing and providing essential medical resources needed for their care.

Legacy Society Members The Estate of Dotsy and Jack Adams Peter and Rebecca Adams Jane H. Alexander Trust Anner Trust The Romuald Anthony and Barbara R. Anthony Revocable Trust Estate of Rhea Applewhite Dr. and Mrs. Gilbert L. Ashor Estate of Miriam and William Bailey Estate of Charles H. Bell Elizabeth Bertuccelli Family Trust Merle E. Betz, Jr. Estate of D. Craig Bigelow Mr. Joseph F. Bleckel Ms. Patricia Boardman Mr. Phillip Brant Ms. Jayne Brechwald and Mr. Gary Elkins Mr. Martin Breslauer Mrs. Helen J. Brown Estate of Marguerite Bulf Don Bullick Lynn T.* and Robert A. Burtness Family Trust William S. Burtness Andrew and Elizabeth Butcher Ms. Carol Carson Ms. Catherine Cash Estate of Charlotte Castalde Estate of June M. Celmayster Estate of Richard Certo Ms. Patricia J. Clancy The Crosby Fund Marjorie B. Cullman Trust Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Culp Roy R. and Laurie M. Cummins Fund

Lawrence W. Dam Estate of Margaret E. Davis Estate of Peter M. Dearden Estate of H. Guy Di Stefano Dr. and Mrs. Wilton A. Doane Mr. Philip M. Dorrington Grant C. Ehrlich Trust Mr. and Mrs.*Edward G. Ewing Estate of Elsie Feibes Estate of Florence Feiler Dr. Julie Feinsilver Estate of Howard C. Fenton Peggy and Gary Finefrock Estate of June Breton Fisher Estate of Julia Flynn Mr. and Mrs. Gregg L. Foster Estate of Mario J. Frosali Mildred K. Fusco Trust Estate of Hannah Monica Gallagher Sandra K. Garcia Mrs. Pearl Garcia-Baker Estate of June Gaudy Gildeson Family Trust Kate and Dick Godfrey Ms. Pamela Gunther Estate of Linda M. Hanson Ed and Mary Harvey Trust Mrs. Raye Haskell Betty and Stan Hatch Estate of Dorothy S. Hitchcock Estate of Sibyl Wilma Holder Terrence Joseph Hughes Estate of Dorothy Humiston Estate of Wendell Ing Mr. and Mrs. Donald Jackson Mrs. Christine Jens

Ellen and Peter Johnson Pat and Dick Johnson Ms. Beverly A. Jones Estate of Judith Jones Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Kendall Estate of Dale E. Kern Dr. Laurence P. Kerrigan Mrs. Marvel Kirby Estate of Wendy Klodt John and Sandy Knox-Johnston John Michael Koelsch Mr. James Kohn The Anette La Hough Trust Dorothy Largay and Wayne Rosing Shirley and Seymour Lehrer Estate of the Lensch Family Estate of Daniel J. Liff Kenneth R. Loh Estate of Barbara Jeanne Lotz Lawrence Lu Estate of Yvonne C. Lucassen Evelyn C. Lund Charitable Remainder Trust Mr. John A. Magnuson* and Mrs. Dorothy MacCulloch Estate of Mary C. MacEwan Estate of Robert Maclean Marilyn and Frank* Magid Estate of Glenda Martin Audrey E. Martinson Martone Family Trust Kathleen and Bruce McBroom Ms. Estelle Meadoff Mr. Michael Mendelson Mr. and Mrs. Frank B. Miles Patricia McNulty Mitchell

Charles J. and Esther R. Mlynek Trust Estate of Velma Morrell Helga Angenendt Morris Estate of Regis J. Morris Rita Moya Estate of Robert E. and Helene S. Mussbach Estate of Dorothy and Graham Nash Angeline M. O'Meara Trust Mr. Michael P. O'Neill and Mrs. Sarah M. O'Neill* Estate of James Orr Estate of Harold A. Parma Estate of William J. Partridge Jody and Don Petersen Martin and Lillian Platsko Trust Mark and Josephine Polakoff Alan R. Porter Mr. Juan Posada Estate of Sheryl A. Randall Estate of Robert J. Regis Estate of Nancy Roberts Estate of Paul N. Roberts Regina and Rick Roney Estate of Maria Rosmann The Babette L. Roth Irrevocable Trust Natalie and Matthew Rowe Mr. and Mrs. Ernest J. Salomon Maryan and Richard* Schall The Petar Schepanovich* and Kathleen Schepanovich Trust Nancy and Bill* Schlosser Estate of June H. Schuerch Harold and Carol Shrout Sledge Family Trust Connie Smith

Estate of Margaret H. Smith Estate of Thelma R. Smith Mr. Scott Smoot Estate of Robert H. Sommer Estate of Charles H. Sparkes Estate of Mary Joan Staves Estate of K. Walter Stawicki Estate of Elaine F. Stepanek Walter and Mae Stern Trust The Anna Stuurmans Revocable Trust Estate of Henry A. Thedick, Jr. Estate of Wilbur H. Thies, Sr. and Emily P. Thies Estate of Elna Theusen Estate of Grace A. Tickner Tilton Family Foundation Donn V. Tognazzini Carol Van den Assem Trust Estate of Marie L. Van Schie Liz Vaughn Bettine* and Lawrence Wallin Mr. Dana White Mrs. Dorothy D. Winkey Estate of Simone G. Woodcock The Wurzel Trust Linda Seltzer Yawitz Marjorie Lynn Zinner * Deceased

For more information on planned giving, please contact Dean Axelrod at daxelrod@directrelief.org or (805) 879-4932.

Direct Relief has provided $2.3 million in free medicines and medical supplies to Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics since 2008.

Get Connected and Join the Local Effort D irect R elief.org Facebook.com/DirectRelief @DirectRelief YouTube.com/DirectRelief

Les Charles Dante Di Loreto VICE CHAIR Mark Schwartz Charles Fenzi, M.D. SECRETARY James Selbert Patrick Fitzgerald ASSISTANT SECRETARY Elizabeth Green, R.N. Gregg Foster Pamela Gann TREASURER Linda J. Gluck Ernest Getto David Lee Gibbs, Ph.D. Steve Ainsley J. Michael Giles Patricia Aoyama Bert Green, M.D. Bitsy Becton Bacon Michael Kelly Kendall Bishop Mark Linehan Jeffrey Branch Siri Marshall David. A. Brown CHAIR Angel Iscovich, M.D.

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11/26: Leftovers Re-Used Instead of throwing away leftover cans or containers from Thanksgiving, turn them into works of art! Bring your own or use the studio’s materials to create something unique out of the ordinary. 10am-noon. Art From Scrap, 302 E. Cota St. $8. Children ages 6 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Call 884-0459 x13. exploreecology.org 11/26: Kids Crafternoon Engage your child’s creative side at this crafty dropin workshop designed for artists of all ages. Noon-5pm. Buellton Library, 140 W. Hwy. 246, Buellton. Free. Call 688-3115. sbplibrary.org

11/29: Pokémon Fused-Bead Craft Assemble beads together to create a Pikachu, Charmander, Squirtle, or another one of your favorite Pokémon species. 4-5pm. Multipurpose Rm., Goleta Library, 500 N. Fairview Ave., Goleta. Free. Call 964-7878. sbplibrary.org 11/29: Adult Coloring Book Club Take a break during your busy week for a little “me time” with adult coloring books provided by the library. Enjoy a mellow hour and a half of soothing music and quiet self-reflection for the ultimate relaxation. 6-7:30pm. Multipurpose Rm., Goleta Library, 500 N. Fairview Ave., Goleta. Free. Call 964-7878. sbplibrary.org

into issues of immigration, prejudice, and isolation, asking questions of their communities, culture, and religious beliefs. Director Marco Castro-Bojorquez will host a live Q&A following the screening of this thoughtful and healing film. 6-7pm. MultiCultural Ctr. Theater, UCSB. Free. Call 893-8411.

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11/30: STEM Lego Class At this PlayWell TEKnologies workshop, children can learn the basics of engineering through creating with Legos. 11am-12:30pm. Multipurpose Rm., Goleta Library, 500 N. Fairview Ave., Goleta. Free. Call 964-7878.

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11/30: Inside Out Come see a screening of this animated film that is celebrated for its touching storyline and beautiful animation. The story of resilience in 11-year-old Riley is due, in part, to the work of UC Berkeley Professor Dacher Keltner, who served as a scientific consultant to the filmmakers. Professor Keltner will join UCSB professors David Sherman and Anna Brusutti for a post-screening discussion. 7-10pm. Pollock Theater, UCSB. Free. Rated PG. Call 893-4637.

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Montecito: 1100 and 1200 blocks of Coast Village Rd., 8-11:15am

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Downtown S.B.: Corner of Santa Barbara and Cota sts., 8:30am-1pm

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Goleta: corner of Storke and Hollister; 7004 Marketplace Dr., inside the Camino Real Shopping Center, 10am-2pm

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Old Town S.B.: 500-600 blocks of State St., 3-6:30pm

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Solvang: Copenhagen Dr. and 1st St., 2:30-6:00pm

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ages 2 months to 9 years old, the program promotes unstructured play and outdoor learning, and it allows employees the balance of working while being close to their little loved ones. After hearing these interesting ideas through the ages for fun activities that also teach about the great outdoors, I hope other businesses can be inspired and use this as a tool to start their own on-site child-care options. My mother did her very best while starting this newspaper to always have a place for my brother and me. She hurriedly turned storerooms into playrooms and, when we were very young, let us build forts under her desk. I know my mother was determined to have this business succeed, but she also wanted to be with her children. Even though we might have whined at times, my mother admits she worked better with us around. I was able to grow up in a real world where people had deadlines and coffee addictions and didn’t have time to speak with a filter. And even today when I enter her office, it feels like home. See tinyurl.com/pata-kid-book. —Elizabeth Poett, daughter of Editor in Chief Marianne Partridge

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of the day, and then launches a salvo over the conversational bow: “Moby-Dick, Leaves of Grass, U.S.A. by John Dos Passos, The Great Gatsby, and Death of a Salesman.” I parried and ducked with other Highlights of American Letters. “I’ll take,” I said, “The Nick Adams Stories, East of Eden, The Bell Jar, the Declaration of Independence, and Hwy 61 Revisited.” His hair was dyed like Mubarak, maybe Gaddafi. He was wearing a New England Patriots jersey and a Dodgers hat. He tried, “Copernicus, Aristotle, Hammurabi, Moses, Amerigo Vespucci,” and I came up with “Leeuwenhoek, Mendel, Einstein, Plato, and Newton.” Then I presented the theory that he and I were merely showing off and that we should maybe have a real conversation, “You know,” I said, “with parts of speech and all that.” And then, as is often the case with these intellectual marauders, he vanished out the semisecret exit by the defeated fireplace, and I was left with house red on ice and the dubious comforts, cul-de-sac, and back alleys of the New York Times. The bartender was leading the golf tournament back there in the gloom and took no notice of the madman who had left his cocktail undrunk. “Undrunk,” I thought, and then I missed my itinerant philosopher and how we might have regaled each other with words that aren’t but should be. On the sweaty napkin beneath his drink, he’d written: the Cliff Room, the Mesa, Thursday. We, the retired, those turned out to pasture willingly or dragging our heels, need the occasional break from leisure. I have decided not to be a greeter at Walmart or the codger who delivers sandwiches to the cubicles in office formicaries filled with the young and not so young who can’t find the time to step out for a sub at Jersey Mike’s on State. No, it appears that, for a while anyway, I have a weird phantom to chase through the gin joints of the American Riviera. “The game,” as Holmes would say to Watson, “is afoot.” I checked out the bus route to the Mesa because I’ve sold my car and didn’t want to be late.

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low expectations, and he wants to see the same thing happen to students who take up wrestling at Santa Barbara High School (SBHS). “I was the youngest kid in a family of eight,” Macias said. “I didn’t see myself going to UC or the Ivy League.” But in the wrestling room at Monrovia High, where Macias spent years practicing the sport, he entertained a new vision of himself. “Wrestling really made me feel valued,” he said. Every day, he looked up at a large poster on the wall. It depicted the legendary wrestler Dan Gable, along with his saying:“Once you’ve wrestled, everything else in life is easy.” Macias took those words to heart. After competing in high school, he wrestled for two more years at East L.A. College — winning his share of bouts, but taking his licks in others — and then he tackled higher education at UC Santa Barbara. He earned a teaching credential and a master’s degree, and now he teaches social studies and American history at SBHS. This year he became head coach of the Dons’ wrestling team after serving as a volunteer assistant. Wrestling is not a high-profile sport at the school. Practices are held in a small gym next to the theater. “We had to move outside when a New York dance company used the gym,” Macias said. He inherited heavy, old wrestling mats that were torn and tattered. To be adequately equipped, the program needed funds. Enter Billy Baldwin, an actor who has said some of the most joyful times of his life were spent as a wrestler at Binghamton University in New York. He was a prominent spokesperson on the committee to preserve Olympic wrestling. And he is a Santa Barbara High parent. Although his own children are not on the wrestling team, when Baldwin heard about the needs of the Dons’ program, he told Macias that he’d provide a new mat, a $15,000 investment. The shiny, lightweight, easily portable mat was unfurled at the main gym last week. It will be in place when the Dons play host to Santa Paula in their season-opening dual meet on Wednesday, November 30. Also visiting J.R. Richards Gymnasium will be league rivals Dos Pueblos (Dec. 15) and Ventura (Jan. 10, 2017). On February 11, 2017, Santa Barbara will stage the Channel League Championships. Dos Pueblos has long sustained an elite wrestling program in the region, founded by coach Mike Hart and

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good opponents. Thus the Bishop Diego Cardinals were dazzled by Oregon-bound Deommodore Lenoir of Salesian in a 58-20 defeat in the opening round of the CIF playoffs, and the Dos Pueblos Chargers were run off the field by a fleet St. Anthony’s team, 60-28, in a second-rounder last Friday at Long Beach. The last Santa Barbara team standing on the gridiron was the injury-battered Santa Barbara City College Vaqueros. They managed to go 7-3 during the regular season and were rewarded Saturday with their first home bowl appearance in 33 years. On a sparkling day by the Pacific shore, SBCC took on the Moorpark College Raiders in the Beach Bowl at La Playa Stadium. Down to their thirdand fourth-string quarterbacks, the Vaqueros hung with the visitors for a half, continued by Anthony Calitrailing 21-12, but they went fano for the past 18 years. down to a 49-12 defeat. San Marcos has had some It was a game of breakprominent wrestlers, such as away runs, most of them by heavyweight Alex Mack, a Moorpark’s Isaiah Johnson (208 yards and four state runner-up who is one of the NFL’s top offensive linetouchdowns). SBCC got a men, a center for the Atlanta 41-yard TD run by sophoFalcons. “Wrestling gave me more Cedric Cooper, and confidence,” Mack once said. in the second half Manny “It was a tough sport. Football Nwosu, a 220-pound freshman out of Dos Pueblos was easier.” BEACH BOWL: High atop the northern sideline, spectators follow the Macias said the Dons are High, almost went all the flow of the football during the Beach Bowl at scenic La Playa Stadium. ready to compete with everyway on a 71-yard scamper. body who comes their way.“It’s “We had a great season,” the largest team we’ve had in at least five years,” he said. It Nwosu said. “We broke quite a few records.” Among those includes a defending league champion, Josue Vallecillo, a was a state-leading 33 rushing touchdowns. junior who will wrestle at 126 pounds this season. Nwosu is a native of Nigeria who’d played soccer all his Vallecillo confessed it was intimidating to venture onto life until trying football at DP. “I like it for the camaradethe mat when he first tried the sport. “I was way too ner- rie, the brotherhood, the family aspect,” he said. “It’s very vous,” he said. “I’d fake injuries to get out of it.” But as he empowering.” He studied videos of all the great running kept at it, he gained confidence. “Wrestling develops your backs and discovered Christian Okoye of the Kansas City character. We do what nobody else does. I encourage kids Chiefs.“They called him ‘The Nigerian Nightmare,’” Nwosu said.“That sounds good to me.” SBCC football coach Craig to take it up.” Moropoulos would not mind having “Nightmare Jr.” in the backfield next year.

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Marco Guillen, a 132-pound junior, received encouragement from Vallecillo.“I fell in love with the sport,” he said.“I know that the harder I work, the more I’ll get out of it. It’s a test of your willpower.” FOOTBALL FINALES: In these days of highly developed

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of pleasure has shaped the history of the world. I recently read your new book, Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern World. It’s so interesting, the threads that you follow. A lot of my books have had this tendency to take you; you think you’re starting in 15th-century Italy and end in whatever. So it’s a little bit of an old trick of mine. But what I’m psyched about in Wonderland is that kind of balance between continuing on this crazy journey across time and space but also building a macro-argument that is unified. So hopefully, if it works, you’re jumping around a lot, but it’s all in the service of this kind of larger point that’s always kind of lurking in the background. Were you surprised by where the subject matter took you? Oh, all the time. It is like detective work in the sense that [you might] think there’s something really interesting here, and then you spend five days digging and dinking around, and then you finally realize, “Nope!” [Laughs.] There are a couple points [in the book] where the threads converge. [Like] in the coffeehouse section, where they’re inventing the insurance business in Lloyd’s Coffee House, and they’re basing it on the laws of probability that [Gerolamo] Cardano had come up with … in the “Games” chapter. And they’re using it in part to insure the ships that are taking the calico and chintz cloth … . [Laughs.]

So how did you come up with the connection of play? Well, there’s definitely a kind of blurring of some categories. When people are actually playing games that fit in a clear definition of “play,” and when people are sitting chatting in a coffeehouse, that’s kind of a different thing … . It’s useful, I think, to broaden the definition enough to incorporate all these things. We have similar broad definitions of things we think as driving historical change. People want power in lots of different ways. And we think of the quest for affluence or security or whatever … big categories that contain a lot of other subcategories that are part of the traditional story. So, to me, it was worthwhile to do an equivalent kind of blending together of some slightly different things but putting them under the umbrella of “things we don’t have to do”—that we do for fun, for different reasons, because it’s such a part of our story. — Michelle Drown

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Charles lloyd & the marvels, with luCinda williams Improvisational jazz artist and Santa Barbara resident Charles Lloyd has been making records with a talented group of musicians of late. On November 28, Lloyd and his band, The Marvels, will be at the Lobero to perform selections from their album I Long to See You. Joining them onstage will be guitarists Bill Frisell and Greg Leisz, bassist Reuben Rogers, and drummer Eric Harland, who also played on the record. Lloyd also collaborated on the album The Ghosts of Highway 20 with the great Lucinda Williams, who will be making a special guest appearance at the show. The night of music takes place Monday, November 28, 8 p.m., at the Lobero Theatre (33 E. Canon Perdido St.). Call 963-0761 or see lobero.com. — Indy Staff

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Broadway Christmas wonderland Get into the yuletide spirit with a stage show straight from Broadway. Theater League presents the aptly titled Broadway Christmas Wonderland Wonderland, which features shimmery costumes, high-kicking dancers, and songs of the season such as “White Christmas,” “Winter Wonderland,” “Deck the Halls,” “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” and many more jingles. The show runs Tuesday-Wednesday, November 29-30, 7:30 p.m., at the Granada Theatre (1214 State St.). Call 899-2222 or see granadasb.org. — Indy Staff

Peter and the wolf Peter and the Wolf Wolf, Sergei Prokofiev’s charming 45-minute orchestral children’s story, is so effective that it’s a wonder more composers haven’t tried something similar. Composed as a commission in 1936 under the dark shadow of Stalin’s Soviet Union, this charming exposition of the roles of various instruments — each of them assigned to a different character — took a few years to catch on, but it has been continuously in the repertoire ever since. The unforgettable score sounds deceptively simple — musicians report that these little melodies can be fiendishly difficult to play — but the impact remains enormous, as children too young to read can learn by listening to pick out the distinctive qualities of the flute, clarinet, strings, oboe, bassoon, and French horn. For Michael Katz, a longtime favorite of Santa Barbara story lovers and kids everywhere, Saturday’s performance is a chance to express his own vocal range, albeit in spoken-word form rather than in song. When I chatted with him by phone last week, he had just left a kindergarten classroom in Fremont and took a moment to tell me a little about his plans. “I’ve got an idea for the cat’s voice,” he confided, “that’s based on Carol Channing.” While the children in the audience may not pick up on the reference, you can be sure they will be leaning in for the content, which Katz will deliver with style. The performance begins at 3 p.m. on Saturday, November 26, at the Granada Theatre (1214 State St.), and tickets are wonderfully affordable, with family four-packs available for just $25. The event is sponsored by the Santa Barbara Symphony along with the S.B. Center for the Performing Arts and the S.B. Arts Commission. At 2 p.m., there will be a special KidZone with activities provided by the Symphony’s Music Van, the Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation, and the S.B. Public Library. The event is suitable for children as young as 3 years old. See granadasb.org. —Charles Donelan

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ug Uyesaka is a central force on the Santa Barbara art scene, and his solo exhibition long story short at Westmont’s RidleyTree Museum of Art is a milestone epitomizing the contemporary artist’s response to a sensationalized commercial culture. Known primarily for his work as an assemblage artist with a Rauschenberg-ian approach to subject and material, Uyesaka becomes more freeflowing when he distills his assemblage-driven works onto paper, playing inventively with typography and line. This Westmont show captures his evolution as an artist and offers a compelling personal storyline, as well. While Uyesaka’s journey to becoming an artist and living in Santa Barbara follows the familiar American path of assimilation, it also reflects the notion of being “othered” in a very tangible way. As part of a JapaneseAmerican family that experienced the trauma and injustice of internment during World War II, Uyesaka bears scars at his roots. The show — which spans more than 40 years of the artist’s career — includes early, openly political works such as “executive order 9066,” which illustrates a personal process of catharsis. Looking more closely, one sees that the majority of his later work responds to the complexities of the past, but due to his highly optimistic nature, this political side of Uyesaka’s “long story” is often less obvious at first glance. Subculture-influenced typography frames narrative moments throughout the show, and the materials, which are largely happened upon organically or given to him by friends, create a visual feast that lets us see beyond Uyesaka’s signature eye for relativity and design. In the collage “Cover of EYE artist

portfolio magazine circa 1980s,” hot-pink graffiti and ink droplets act as imposter poster board for masking-taped snapshots of sexual transgressions. At first eye-catching and racy, the work balances the electric charge of its subject matter with a stroke of irony, as Uyesaka employs a traditional Asian-calligraphy approach to ink the magazine’s title, EYE. Two untitled collages from 2011 and 2015 play specifically to the audience of a post-pop art world. With his trove of Mad magazines and his calligraphic skills, Uyesaka bounces between a painterly approach and a dreamlike dazed-and-confused state. Major installations such as “the bride stripped bare” and “soft boom” seem to explore a long-forgotten dream of being a scientist, while suspended audio CDs and trumpets suggest the presence of musicians poised above the museum’s open floorplan. Through this expansive midcareer retrospective, one travels alongside Uyesaka as he imagines himself as something other than an artist; he muses on these alternatives, considering their processes and purposes, and then rounds the bend back to the reality of his life of creativity. In the end, a sense of serene optimism shines through long story short, thus placing Uyesaka’s work firmly within a tradition that includes many Santa Barbara–based contemporary artists. This inner sense of balance reaches a high point with “float — painting on board” (2007), a mixed-media composition that features a hand grenade neutralized by small halo-like washers in white that offset the weapon with an equally energized moment of calm. As is so often the case with Uyesaka’s art, “float — painting on board” shows both bittersweet sides of a single gilded coin.

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hen I called Rising Appalachia’s old-time bands and contra dances and jams Leah Song (aka Leah Smith), she aplenty, plus times spent carving spoons or was on the brink of cell phone camping, their music is a direct outcome of service along the Klamath River, how they were raised. “Which gives us, in a “an area that we dearly love,” where she and way, a permission and an honesty to explorthe rest of the band were spending some time ing it,” Song said. “We are adding influences re-wilding the river and restoring salmon from being raised in the city. … We aren’t populations with Klamath Riverkeeper merging styles that we think would be cool or and members of the native funky together; we are very Karuk Tribe community. honestly trying to create a They’re the kind of band space to express the musithat, on tour, doesn’t just cality that was born and stop to just smell the roses, bred into our lives.” Their music appeals to urban ears but plants them, so to speak —they assist in wilderness otherwise unattuned to oldrestoration or pitch in on a time music while keeping alive the traditions of deep farm or engage in activism with a grassroots organistorytelling and communal by Richie DeMaria zation at their tour stop. music experiences. They do it slowly, but it’s a In some ways, Rising pace that works for the selfAppalachia encapsulates described Slow Music Movement band that the contemporary cultural cohesions and tenseeks to bring about positive change, slowly sions currently constricting and uniting our but surely, through their harking back to country—the deepening rural-urban divides the pace of porch songs and campfire tunes rumbling beneath the Internet web of mergagainst the rapid tide of mass media mayhem. ing musical worlds. “This election has shown While many bands inspired by old-time, this kind of relationship between urban and bluegrass, or Appalachian music play SOhO rural — we’ve missed each other. We’ve lost Restaurant & Music Club, where Rising touch with each other,” Song said. Having Appalachia will play on December 1 with been in both spheres, they are, through their Arouna Diarra and Dustin Thomas, few urban mountain music, trying to spread the take as many creative risks as sisters Leah gospel of returning to the earth. and Chloe Smith, drummer Biko Casini, Recently, Rising Appalachia has partnered and guitarist/bassist David Brown. Theirs with Permaculture Action Network to help is a rich Southern stew as diversely flavored build community gardens in urban centers. as the cuisine of their bayou country roots, Smith and her band hope to bring the rural to with traditionalist Appalachian music motifs the urban. “Urban centers really need educamelding with elements of hip-hop, soul, folk, tion in tending to a piece of land and making and pop, to the sound of instruments such as food, and we could create more spaces in citkalimba, didgeridoo, conga, djembe, and all ies where there is that relationship to tending kinds of percussive odds and ends: spoons, to the land … spaces where these two differwashboards, and trinkets galore. ent Americas can be together,” she said. To traditionalists, they may seem heretical, These unities are all part of the ethos for but Leah Song maintains she and the band are a band that stands for merging the past with staying true to their roots. “There is a move- the present, the classical with the contemment in the old-time and traditional music porary, and neighbor with neighbor, on the scene where people are just hell-bent on grassroots level. “It feels like our country has keeping it true to tradition,” she said. Born in turned into some sort of science-fiction soap Atlanta but raised in a traditional mountain- opera,” Song said. “It’s time to create an art music-loving family, with both parents in that speaks, now more than ever, of resiliency.”

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by Richie DeMaria THANKS TO GIVE: It may not always feel like it, but there is still a lot to be grateful for. You’re alive, for one, and with that comes daily surprises from the life yet unlived, each day of present and future unfolding with a sky and air supply and the sound of birds — reasons to feel alive. And if your ears still function, you can take in music, that life-giving thing, and they will praise you in thanks for the feast of sound. So should your hungry ears lead you to the streets of downtown S.B. and all related crossroads with your buddies from back in the day, you will likely be hitting the bars. And let me tell you: If you like live music with your reunions, you’ll have a lot to be grateful for. REUNITE THE NIGHT: The Brewhouse (229 W. Montecito St.) is always a great and lively option for getting back together with friends or family, and this week they will have entertainment throughout the week, with Joe Lombardo’s classic rock and grooves on Wednesday, November 23, reggae favorites One Two Tree on Friday, November 25, acoustic R&B brothers the Kinsellas on Saturday, November 26, and then the bluesy duo Stiff Pickle on Wednesday, November 30, all beginning at 8:30 p.m. If you, like me, love to reunite with old pals at the Mercury Lounge (5871 Hollister Ave., Goleta), then maybe we’ll bump into each other on Wednesday, November 23, when The Tens touch down. Perhaps you’re more in a James Joyce mood (513 State St.), where the Kinsellas keep up their Friday-night slot, and the venerable Ulysses jazz outfit holds it down Saturday, both at 7:30 p.m. PARK YOUR EARS: Perhaps you recall strolling along the cozy concrete confines of Parking Lot 9 one dark night and hearing the dulcet tones of Bruce Goldish, the guitar master whose expressive finger-style guitar had a way of making even the most mundane midnight hour magical. Even though the city tried to shut him down, his music rings on, and you may hear him at the fiery and starlit back porch of Blush Restaurant + Lounge on Wednesday, November 30, starting at 7 p.m. COLD SPRINGS ETERNAL: Thanksgiving is a great time to have a holiday in your own city, and the Cold Spring Tavern (5995 Stagecoach Rd.) is just far away and secluded enough to feel as if you’re a world apart from S.B. Keeping up their traditions as traditions go, a great roundup of Americana, bluegrass, and folk musicians fill out the weekend, with Grass Mountain standing tall on Friday, November 25, at 7 p.m.; beachy rockers Green Flag Summer at 2 p.m. and the travelin’ sounds of the Bryan Titus Trio at 6 p.m. on Saturday, November 26; and some post-turkey tri-tip blues revival featuring Tom Ball and Kenny Sultan at 1:15 p.m. and Little Jonny and the Giants at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 27. MUSIC OF THE WORLD: After you’ve done your seasonal culinary pledge to all things traditionally and perhaps retroactively American, use Black Friday to open your palate to flavors from across the world, just as multiculturally American now as the turkey feasts. Reggae-influenced peace-bringer Zephan McIntyre brings his good vibes music to Brasil Arts Café (1230 State St.) on Friday, November 25, 7 p.m., while venerable world traveler David Segall will bring his groovy and peaceful music to Seven Bar & Kitchen (224 Helena Ave.) on Sunday, November 27, at 7:30 p.m. n

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eko Case gave a moving performance last Friday night. Her voice was amazing, of course, a force seemingly bigger At UCSB’s Campbell than the body Hall, Fri., Nov. 18. it came from and the room it entered. Songs such as “Vengeance Is Sleeping” and “Maybe Sparrow” got some deep and fragile reaches of our souls stirring and rumbling; “I Wish I Was the Moon” felt very timely. The band’s energy was admittedly a bit low, either reflective of their unhelpfully quiet audience or downtrodden from the death of soul/funk singer Sharon Jones. But Case, a hilarious and sweet presence, reminded us of the light’s way of breaking through clouds. — Richie DeMaria

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cased the breadth of its astounding catalog with invigorating energy — there was so much to love. The Orwells raised a bit of hell, and it was awesome, with crowd-dives galore and lead singer Mario Cuomo’s psychoticlooking stare. The grungy goodness of songs such as “Buddy” and “Let It Burn” had almost the entire audience moshing. Fun times. — RD

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passion. Bax emitted tranquility as his hands gently moved over the piano, truly a yin to Gabetta’s yang, as she became a slave to the senses. Two selections from Sergei Prokofiev closed the concert, the first an adagio from Cinderella, followed by the darkly romantic Sonata for Cello and Piano in C Major. Bax is a true storyteller, using the piano as his voice, and Gabetta reminds us through these selections why the cello was created—as an instrument of raw emotion to reflect our own capacity for feeling. This concert was a wonderful showcase of two talented artists. — Gabriel Tanguay

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he Santa Barbara Symphony gave a remarkable performance at the Granada Theatre last Saturday, playing compositions that featured talAt the Granada ented pianists Natasha Theatre, Sat., Nov. 19. Kislenko and Markus Groh. The first piece, Manuel de Falla’s dreamy Nights in the Gardens of Spain, showcased Kislenko’s elegant touch, evocative of a summer romance in Andalusia. Undoubtedly what drew most members of the audience to the Granada performance was Kislenko and Groh’s performance of Mozart’s Concerto for Two Pianos in E-flat Major.

The energetic composition pairs two pianos opposite each other and is written as a musical dialogue with two unique voices. Like a duel, Kislenko and Groh exchanged Mozart’s melodies not only with one another, but with the formidable sound of the symphony members. After creating true drama that left the audience breathless, Kislenko and Groh received a lengthy standing ovation. The final piece, Tchaikovsky’s deeply sensuous Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor, was Groh’s turn to enchant, his style of playing stern and physical. Tchaikovsky’s highintensity composition paired with Groh’s incredible precision commanded a powerful final applause. Once again, the S.B. Symphony delivered a memorable performance. — GT

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he high-speed collision of digital photography and social media has ushered in a new era of image making. In a world where taking a picture has become nearly as At SBCAST. Shows through Nov. 27. common as taking a breath, how do you raise the level of the global image conversation? In Herd Around the World, the multimedia collaborative exhibition initiated by RT Livingston and on view at the Santa Barbara Center for Art, Science and Technology (SBCAST) through November 27, the answer is to order your photos “animal style.” Armed with six small plastic animals, the artist and her fellow herders have created a stunning array of images shot round the

world and featuring these miniature figures skillfully placed in a mind-bending array of contexts. At the SBCAST show, in addition to literally hundreds of often hilarious, always stimulating photos, there are paintings — self-portraits of the animals, “assisted” by Livingston — and, on one recent night, a series of witty animal-related pronouncements and videos projected high on the walls of the SBCAST courtyard. The 60 or so artists involved include many familiar names from the Santa Barbara art scene, along with distinguished international friends of this mobile global farm. Catch the herd before it moves on to fresh pastures; you may like it so much, you may oink. — Charles Donelan independent.com

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n a recurring visual and ambient leitmotif for the fine and sometimes perversely magnetic Amazon show Goliath, a crane shot brings us swooping down on the Ocean Lodge Hotel in Santa Monica. This visual cue adds mythic and film noir-ish measure to the humble home of our antiheroic protagonist, lawyer Billy McBride (Billy Bob Thornton), who we quickly learn has descended from champion attorney to elbowbending downward spiral. He also spends much time in the nearby retro-kitschy watering hole Chez Jay — to marinate, to work, to pass the hours of his sorry life — and occasionally drifts to the Santa Monica Pier area, bottle and self-destructive will at the ready. But alas, in a scenario reminiscent of Paul Newman’s sodden but rebounding character in The Verdict, and any number of other models in film and television, a case lands in his lap so ripe and so demanding of bringing to justice, he snaps out of his stupor (if stopping short of actual sobriety) and gets very busy. Courtesy of the dimple-grinned Thornton’s strange blend of Southern charm and pockets of venom, our hero brings out his suitcase of cunning and doggedness to a David v. Goliath–esque fight against an immoral weapons-corporation and the death of a worker by exploding boat. In a legal battlefield with a deep-pocketed, government-abetted defense company, the challenges are many — including intimidation, judge-baiting, framing, and possible visits from a hit man. Thornton resorts to clever and resilient tactics, such as calling on his friend Brittany (Tania Raymonde), a prostitute with a heart of gold and a habit. The plot’s thickening includes his former partnership — and now contentious sparring partner — with creepy law-firm magnate Donald Cooperman (William Hurt, in another of his sordidly compelling roles, killing it softly), who responds to the pending legal action with, “I want a ‘shock and awe’ shit show. Should this man sue us, he needs to regret it.” Billy’s ex-wife (Maria Bello) still works with him. Side plots involve the tension of his tenuous relationship with his daughter, in-house conniving at the law firm, and our hero’s own redemption.

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Back to the Ocean Lodge crane shots: That touch also represents a fascinating morphing medium angle tucked into Goliath, further proof of TV’s dramatic rebirth and entry into the higher quarters of American culture. Crane shots were once a sign of a big budget, rarely seen on television. Today, cheap camera-bearing drones do the trick. A once-prohibitive technology is now in the hands of the people. The eight-episode series also represents a triumphant entry into the “new TV” dimension from a hero of old-school television — David E. Kelley, of Ally McBeal, The Practice, and Boston Legal fame. This is his first new project in eight years, and it’s in the notably different atmosphere of non-broadcast TV and its bigger budgets, with free creative control and the ability to create one fixed, long piece versus a series of undetermined length. Thornton makes his own seamless transition from film to TV, and his bad boy savior presence itself wears very nicely in the long haul of eight hours, anchoring the epic and keeping us tuned in (Be careful: It may be hard to watch just one episode at a time). In another film-echoing touch, the “Goliath” in the picture is played by the hatless Dwight Yoakam, who also played the villain factor in Thornton’s cinematic debut (and masterpiece), Sling Blade. Goliath comes together with an uncommon and artistic small-screen power, the stuff of must-see TV. If it sometimes slips into the by-now care-worn TV law/ courtroom genre, that cozy is roughed up with shady, multi-shaded characters and given a re-invigorating and artful shot in the arm. Plus, gotta love those crane shots. —Josef Woodard

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Bad Santa 2 (92 mins., R) Willie T. Stokes (Billy Bob Thornton) and the gang are back in this comedy noir sequel to the 2003 film Bad Santa. Camino Real/Metro 4

Believe (120 mins., PG) This faith-based film stars Ryan O’Quinn as a business owner who must grapple with keeping his business financially afloat or putting on the annual town Christmas pageant. Fiesta 5 (Opens Thu., Dec. 1) The Eagle Huntress (87 mins., PG) This documentary, narrated by Daisy Ridley, follows a 13-year-old Mongolian nomad girl, Aisholpan, as she strives to become the first female eagle hunter in her family in 12 generations. Riviera

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a&e | fIlM & TV cONT’d fROm p. 69 O Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (133 mins., PG-13) With a dash of Dr. Doolittle and a pinch of Mary Poppins, Eddie Redmayne’s charmingly befuddled Newt Scamander cares for a menagerie of magical animals housed in his bottomless suitcase, which is where the real wonderment of this Harry Potter spin-off lies. The rest of the film sags slightly under the weight of a budding franchise scrambling to lay the groundwork for too many storylines. But with a punchy script and a visually delicious wizarding world set in 1920s New York, Fantastic Beasts delivers all the wand-popping action and intrigue we muggles expect from J.K. Rowling. (TH)

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Rules Don’t Apply (126 mins., PG-13) Warren Beatty writes and directs this romantic comedy about an aspiring actress and her ambitious driver in 1958 Hollywood. Fairview/Paseo Nuevo

ScREEnIngS The Handmaiden (144 mins., NR) Adapted from the historical crime novel Fingersmith, this erotic psychological thriller takes place in Korea during the era of Japanese colonial rule in the first half of the 20th century and tells the story of Count Fujiwara, who hires a pickpocket to become the maid of Lady Hideko, a mysterious heiress whom Fujiwara plans to marry and then rob of her inheritance. The film was nominated for a Palme d’Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.

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nOW SHOWIng O Arrival (116 mins., PG-13) In this poetic sci-fi movie, 12 mysterimysteri ous spacecraft occupied by aliens carrying out an uncertain purpose land on Earth. Unlike just about every other movie about aliens, where military might is once again the hero of the day, Arrival questions humanity’s triggerhappy ways and offers a deeper message about the importance of communication, empathy, and femininity in a time in which our nation has voted for the opposite. Brilliantly acted by Amy Adams and directed by Denis Villeneuve, there’s little need to suspend disbelief: As we experience the same awe and anxiety as the space crew, this is as real-feeling and meaningful as CGI scifi gets. (RD) Camino Real/Paseo Nuevo Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (110 mins., R) Academy Award–winning director Ang Lee brings this best-selling novel to the big screen. Soldier Billy Lynn (Joe

Alwyn) and his squad are heralded as heroes after a grueling battle in Iraq. But not all is as it seems, as Lynn tells the truth about what happened in the Iraqi desert. Metro 4 Bleed for This (116 mins., R) Miles Teller stars in this biopic as middleweight world champion boxer Vinny Paz, who, after breaking his neck in a car accident, returns to fighting— fighting and winning— 13 months later. ning Fiesta 5

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In Marvel Comics’ adrenaline-charged origin story of Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), he discovers that becoming a superhero is vastly more challenging and exhilarating than being the world’s greatest neurosurgeon. The film is cool, witty, and visually kaleidoscopic yet refreshingly free of bombs, bullets, and bazookas. Weapons are mesmerizingly conjured from light, while sorcery, mysticism, and flights to other dimensions play dominant roles. Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tilda Swinton, and Mads Mikkelsen also star. (HDK) Camino Real (2D)/Metro 4 (2D)

The Edge of Seventeen (104 mins., R) Hailee Steinfeld stars in this coming-ofage dramedy about an awkward high school junior’s trials and tribulations. Woody Harrelson and Kyra Sedgwick also star. Fiesta 5

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ACCOUNTS PAYABLE medical/HealtHcare PROCESSOR BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SERVICES Responsible for reception duties, including greeting guests, answering phones and routing calls to appropriate staff. Performs mail desk duties including mail processing and distribution duties: opening, date stamping, and sorting by unit and distributing incoming U.S. and campus mail. Sorts accounts payable mail and researches incoming mail without purchasing references. Responsible for adding new vendors into PeopleSoft. Reqs: High School Diploma or equivalent. Work experience in a customer service environment. Excellent written and oral communication skills, effective interpersonal skills. Must be organized, detailed oriented, accurate and dependable. Note: Fingerprint background check required. $17.83‑$18.63/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. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20160495

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ASSOCIATED STUDENTS Provides comprehensive coordination of record keeping practices for Associated Students. Supervises the preparation of minutes for Senate, Business and Finance Committee and various Boards and Committees. In consultation with other staff members and students, designs and implements recordkeeping processes. Reviews invoices for A.S. entities and processes paperwork to pay bills. Tracks action items and financial approvals of A.S. Boards and Committees. Reqs: Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must be organized and have sufficient attention to detail. Ability to solve problems, conduct research and present solutions to management. A team player as well as a leader in situations as necessary. Knowledge of office automation systems, procedures, and methods. Experience with financial systems, accounts payable and receivable. Public speaking skills, ability to present workshops on minute taking. Note: Fingerprint background check required. $17.83‑$18.63/ 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 12/4/16, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20160584

Human Resources Specialist Cottage Health is in need of an experienced Human Resources Specialist with strong organizational skills and attention to detail. Will support the Compensation Department with daily administrative duties and filing. Requires proficiency in MS 2010 Word, Excel & Outlook; typing 45+ wpm; 2+ years’ office experience. This is a part‑time position (30 hour/week, with benefits). MS PowerPoint preferred. 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

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NEUROSCIENCE RESEARCH INSTITUTE Prepares grant proposals, reviews contract and grant awards and provides detailed spending projections. Assists with budgetary projections and analyses for Principal Investigators and Contracts and Grants Manager. Provides assistance with payroll/personnel matters for extramurally funded personnel. Assists with recruitment, reappointments and separation of extramurally funded personnel, requiring familiarity with

UC policies, applicable bargaining unit policies, and pertinent contract and grant agency guidelines. Provides assistance to departmental personnel on various options and restrictions with regard to benefits. Reqs: Excellent organization skills with ability to pay strict attention to detail. Ability to prioritize work load within deadlines and frequent interruptions. Excellent communication skills. Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Excel. Must be able to work well in a team environment and communicate effectively with faculty, staff, students, and other campus departments. Note: Fingerprint background check required. $20.27 ‑ $25.34/hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Open until filled. Apply online at https://Jobs. ucsb.edu Job #20160529

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

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital FINANCIAL ACCOUNTANT

UC SANTA BARBARA FOUNDATION Prepares quarterly trial balance and complete financial statements, and year‑end closing adjustments as required. Prepares budgeted‑to‑actual results, comparisons and other managerial reports. Reviews and records accurate cash contributions, non‑contributions, and cash disbursements for the Foundation into the MS Dynamics SL System. Performs necessary transaction review, and process control steps to assure accurate and timely processing of all web based gifts and associated banking and credit card activity in accordance with audit requirements. Reconciles account activity in order to maintain accurate Foundation general ledger on the MS Dynamics SL System, including preparation of adjusting entries. Accurately reconciles Foundation investment records to monthly reports of the UC Office of the Treasurer, Master Investment Custodian and external investment managers and consultants. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree in accounting, economics, business or equivalent combination of education and experience. A high degree of accuracy

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Employment and effectiveness is required of all staff in all duties as this work is audited annually by external independent auditors and is finalized on short timelines to meet mandated reporting requirements. Note: Fingerprint background check required. $46,551‑$50,000/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 12/1/16, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs. ucsb.edu Job #20160574

GRAPHIC ARTIST

OFFICE OF DEVELOPMENT Functions as a key member of the Office of Development, and is a strategic partner and point‑person for the Office of Public Affairs and Communications. Responsible for the design for all core Development communications, print and digital, to support University fundraising efforts, including, but not limited to: print publications, direct mail, event programs and invites, emails, and website landing pages. Reqs: Passionate about UC Santa Barbara, digital marketing and fundraising, with a minimum of 3+ years of experience in any combination of those areas. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as an effective team member. Excellent communication, interpersonal, managerial, organizational, and problem‑solving skills. Proficient in HTML, JavaScript, CSS, Flash, Action Script, and Drupal. Skilled in Mac platform. Fluent in use of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and web‑based project management tools. Demonstrated extremely strong attention to detail and acute sense of language (grammar, tone, voice, etc.). Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines. Work successfully with diverse population. Able to anticipate job requirements, prioritize and coordinate multiple complex tasks. Notes: Fingerprint background check required. This is a Limited appointment working less than 1000 hours. $25.00 ‑ $28.46/ 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 11/30/16, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20160579

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HUMAN RESOURCES Acts independently and with a high degree of initiative to provide budget, analytical, project, and administrative support to the Human Resources department. Using a thorough knowledge of finance policies, practices and systems, serves as the primary Analyst providing support in the area of financial management. Performs and/or oversees programs, special projects, and assignments with sensitive and/or complex components, requiring significant independence and initiative in execution and implementation. Oversees and ensures the daily administrative operations run smoothly for the Human Resources office. Supervision of career staff and student workers. Reqs: Moderate to advanced knowledge working with Excel and Word. Experience working with accounting/financial concepts. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Experience

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Legals Administer of Estate NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: BETTY STEPHENS NO: 16PR00494 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of BETTY STEPHENS also known as BETTY La VONNE STEPHENS and BETTY STEPHENS A PETITION FOR PROBATE: has been filed by: DEAN STARLIN in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara THE PETITION for probate requests that (name): DEAN STARLIN be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The Independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: on 1/5/2017 AT 9:00 a.m. Dept: 5 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, located at 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Anacapa Division. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58 (b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE‑154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Steven F. Barnes 1900 State Street, Suite M Santa Barbara, CA 93101; (805) 805‑687‑6660. Published Nov 10, 17, 23. Dec 1 2016.

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Fictitious Business Name Statement FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Martin Feed at 3820 State St Ste B Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Food Ingredient Recycling Services, Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Santa Barbara County on Oct 26, 2016. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by. Christine Potter. FBN Number: 2016‑0002999. Published: Nov 3, 10, 17, 23 2016. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Santa Barbara Paddle Boards at 324 1/2 N. Alisos St. Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Paul Anthony D’Antoni (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Paul A. D’Antoni III Santa Barbara County on Oct 25, 2016. 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. Tania Paredes‑Sadler. FBN Number: 2016‑0002994. Published: Nov 3, 10, 17, 23 2016. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Compassionpet at 1645 Mira Mesa Dr Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Mary Mason Scott (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Mary Scott Santa Barbara County on Oct 27, 2016. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by. Christine Potter. FBN Number: 2016‑0003001. Published: Nov 3, 10, 17, 23 2016. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Gopherwood Design Build at 7190 Hollister Ave Goleta, CA 93117; Shaun Wallace 120 N. La Cumbre Rd Apt 36 Santa Barbara, CA 93110 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Shaun Wallace Santa Barbara County on Oct 28, 2016. 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: 2016‑0003018. Published: Nov 3, 10, 17, 23 2016. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Tino’s Italian Grocery at 210 W. Carrillo St Santa Barbara, CA 93101; M & Z Italian Grocery, Inc 111 S.

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Voluntario St. Santa Barbara, CA 93103 This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Deanna Morinini, President Santa Barbara County on Oct 28, 2016. 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 Sheaff. FBN Number: 2016‑0003014. Published: Nov 3, 10, 17, 23 2016. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: DJ’z Electronic Repair’z at 5070 Birchwood Road Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Jonathon A Zayha (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Jonathon A. Zayha Santa Barbara County on Nov 03, 2016. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by. Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2016‑0003063. Published: Nov 10, 17, 23. Dec 1 2016. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: The Goodland Coalition at 7629 Pismo Beach Circle Goleta, CA 93117; Catherine Bednar 5710 Gato Goleta, CA 93117; Cynthia J Brock 7629 Pismo Beach Circle Goleta, CA 93117; George Relles 484 Valdez Ave Goleta, CA 93117 This business is conducted by a Unincorpaorated Association Signed: Santa Barbara County on Oct 11, 2016. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by. Christine Potter. FBN Number: 2016‑0002868. Published: Nov 10, 17, 23. Dec 1 2016. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: 805 Lacrosse Project, Mission Lacrosse Club at 301 N. Calle Cesar Chavez Santa Barbara, CA 93103; East West Sports Camps, Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Paul D. Ramsey Santa Barbara County on Oct 25, 2016. 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. Tania Paredes. FBN Number: 2016‑0002990. Published: Nov 10, 17, 23. Dec 1 2016. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Reichard Bros. Enterprises at 3892 State St Ste 120 Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Reichard Bros. Enterprises Inc (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Santa Barbara County on Nov 04, 2016. 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 Sheaff. FBN Number: 2016‑0003070. Published: Nov 10, 17, 23. Dec 1 2016. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Ortiz Schneider Interpreting & Translation at 1333 De La Vina St., Suite D Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Ortiz Schneider Interpreting & Translation 532 Fireside Lane Goleta, CA 93117 This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Leo Schneider Santa Barbara County on Oct 19, 2016. This statement expires

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Mirror & Hammer Films at 102 San Roque Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Kum‑Kum Bhavani (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Kum‑Kum Bhavnani Santa Barbara County on Nov 03, 2016. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by. Christine Potter. FBN Number: 2016‑0003066. Published: Nov 10, 17, 23. Dec 1 2016.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Peaceful Alternatives at 518 Central Ave. Buellton, CA 93427; Craig J Shields 3631 Pine St. Santa Ynez, CA 93460; Gary Spiese 518 Central Ave. Buellton, CA 93427 This business is conducted by a General Partnership Signed: Santa Barbara County on Oct 20, 2016. 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. Tania Paredes‑Sadler. FBN Number: 2016‑0002953. Published: Nov 17, 23. Dec 1, 8 2016.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Isa Bird, Isa Hendry Eaton Design, Isa Bird Design, Isa Eaton Design at 960 Andante Road Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Isa Hendry‑Eaton (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Santa Barbara County on Nov 02, 2016. 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. Tania Paredes‑Sadler. FBN Number: 2016‑0003058. Published: Nov 10, 17, 23. Dec 1 2016.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Begin Anywhere at 406 E Haley St. #1 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Jesse Keenan 324 W Arrellaga St. #3 Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Jesse Keenan Santa Barbara County on Nov 7, 2016. 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 Sheaff. FBN Number: 2016‑0003083. Published: Nov 17, 23. Dec 1, 8 2016.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Dr. Marsha Chiropractic at 1827 STATE St Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Marsha Smirnov 5092 Calle Real Unit A Santa Barbara, CA 93111 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Marsha Smirnov Santa Barbara County on Oct 31, 2016. 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: 2016‑0003022. Published: Nov 10, 17, 23. Dec 1 2016. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Levity Financial Planning at 5142 Hollister Avenue #106 Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Joseph Anthony Toste III 5207 Mono Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93105 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Santa Barbara County on Oct 31, 2016. 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: 2016‑0003029. Published: Nov 10, 17, 23. Dec 1 2016.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Holistic Concepts at 5901 Encina Rd. Suite #3C Goleta, CA 93117; Melissa Eddy 884 Cheltenham Rd. Santa Barbara, CA 93105 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Santa Barbara County on Nov 9, 2016. 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 Sheaff. FBN Number: 2016‑0003105. Published: Nov 17, 23. Dec 1, 8 2016.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Law Office of Seana B. Thomas, APC at 15 W. Carrillo St. Ste 247 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Law Office of Seana B Thomas, APC (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Santa Barbara County on Oct 25, 2016. 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. Tania Paredes‑Sadler. FBN Number: 2016‑0002978. Published: Nov 17, 23. Dec 1, 8 2016. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Rumi Visions at 28 W Arrellaga Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Fariba Enteshari 1461 Tunnel Road Santa Barbara, CA 93105 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Santa Barbara County on Nov 09, 2016. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SB Finishes at 1529 Eucalyptus Hill Rd #4 Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Trent Trautman (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Santa Barbara County on Nov 8, 2016. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by. Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2016‑0003092. Published: Nov 17, 23. Dec 1, 8 2016. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Healthy Over 50 at 5750 Via Real #303 Carpinteria, CA 93013; Pamela Free (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Santa Barbara County on Nov 8, 2016. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by. Christine Potter. FBN Number: 2016‑0003090. Published: Nov 17, 23. Dec 1, 8 2016. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Sunderland Art at 2835 Gibaltor Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Curtis D Baldwin (same address) Aubrie Chambers (same address) This business is conducted by a Joint Venture Signed: Santa Barbara County on Nov 4, 2016. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by. Christine Potter. FBN Number:

2016‑0003075. Published: Nov 17, 23. Dec 1, 8 2016. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Deep Tissue Diva Company at 546 Central Ave. Buellton, CA 93427; Courtney Koprowicz (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Courtney Koprowicz This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 09, 2016. 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: 2016‑0003122. Published: Nov 23. Dec 1, 8, 15 2016. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: J And C Services at 651 SO. San Marcos Rd. Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Senaida Moran (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 15, 2016. 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: 2016‑0003139. Published: Nov 23. Dec 1, 8, 15 2016. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Franciscan Inn & Suites at 109 Bath Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Franciscan Motel Corporation 361 Valley Vista Drive Camarillo, CA 93010 This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 09, 2016. 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 Sheaf. FBN Number: 2016‑0003119. Published: Nov 23. Dec 1, 8, 15 2016. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Surge Electric at 2890 Foxen Canyon Rd. Los Olivos, CA 93441; Sergio Medina (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Santa Barbara County on Nov 17, 2016. 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. Tania Paredes‑Sadler FBN Number: 2016‑0003166. Published: Nov 23. Dec 1, 8, 15 2016. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Butterfly, Redsand Wines, Sanan Redmond Wines, St Sebastian, Into Temptation, Saint Sebastian, Sananredmond, Redsand, Sanan Redmond, Sananredmond Wines at 2825 Santa Ynez St CA, 93460; Sananredmond, LLC (same address) This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Santa Barbara County on Nov 04, 2016. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by. Christine Potter. FBN Number: 2016‑0003074. Published: Nov 23. Dec 1, 8, 15 2016. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Taqueria Los Chinelos at 435 Mills Way Goleta, CA 93117; Eva Sarai Umejido 330 Hollipat Center Dr #24 Santa Barbara, CA 93111 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Santa Barbara County on Nov 16, 2016. 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: 2016‑0003150. Published: Nov 23. Dec 1, 8, 15 2016. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Sativa Compliance, Sativa Consulting at 5667 Cielo Ave. Goleta, CA 93117; Morris Sherwood (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 17, 2016. 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: 2016‑0003158. Published: Nov 23. Dec 1, 8, 15 2016. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: We Buy Gold & Jewelry at 3122 State St. Santa Barbara, CA 93105; State Street Jewelry & Loan (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 25, 2016. 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 Tania Paredes‑Sadler. FBN Number: 2016‑0000029. Published: Nov 23. Dec 1, 8, 15 2016. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: TM Auto Repair at 526 Anacapa St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Erasmo A Salinas Sanchez 728 E. Haley Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Santa Barbara County on Nov 17, 2016. 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: 2016‑0003161. Published: Nov 23. Dec 1, 8, 15 2016. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Elegant Nails & Spa at 5915 Calle Real #F Goleta, CA 93117; Andy Nguyen 30 Winchester Canyon Rd #28 Goleta, CA 93117; Anh Truc Nguyen (same address) This business is conducted by a Married Couple Signed: Santa Barbara County on Nov 15, 2016. 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: 2016‑0003140. Published: Nov 23. Dec 1, 8, 15 2016. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Sambboho at 48 Broadmoor Plaza Apt 16 Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Julien Sanavio (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Santa Barbara County on Nov 07, 2016. 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. Tania Paredes‑Sadler. FBN Number: 2016‑0003079. Published: Nov 17, 23. Dec 1, 8 2016.

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Superior court proposing a change of name(s) FROM and TO the following name(s): FROM: ABDULLA AL OBEYDI TO: ALEXANDER NICHOLAS ALOBEYDI THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING Dec 21, 2016 9:30 am, Dept 1, Courthouse, SANTA BARBARA SUPERIOR COURT HOUSE A copy of this order to Show Cause shall be published in the Independent, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition. Dated Oct 19, 2016 . by Judge James E. Herman of the Superior Court. Published. Nov 3, 10, 17, 23 2016. IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF MIRON KOVALIK TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 16CV04872 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: A petition has been filed by the above named Petitioner(s) in Santa Barbara Superior court proposing a change of name(s) FROM and TO the following name(s): FROM: MIRON KOVALIK TO: MARK KOVALIK THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING Jan 04, 2017 9:30 am, Dept 1, Courthouse, SANTA BARBARA SUPERIOR COURT HOUSE A copy of this order to Show Cause shall be published in the Independent, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition. Dated Oct 27, 2016 . by Judge Sarah Sisto. of the Superior Court. Published. Nov 10, 17, 23. Dec 1 2016. IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF JAMES MICHAEL KORNELL TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 16CV04193 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: A petition has been filed by the above named Petitioner(s) in Santa Barbara Superior court proposing a change of name(s) FROM and TO the following name(s): FROM: JAMES MICHAEL KORNELL TO: JAMES HART KORNELL THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING Nov 30, 2016 9:30 am, Dept 1, Courthouse, SANTA BARBARA SUPERIOR COURT HOUSE A copy of this order to Show Cause shall be published in the Independent, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition. Dated Oct 19, 2016 . by Judge James E. Herman of the Superior Court. Published. Nov 10, 17, 23. Dec 1 2016. IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF ELVIA PACHECO GARCIA TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER:

16CV04854 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: A petition has been filed by the above named Petitioner(s) in Santa Barbara Superior court proposing a change of name(s) FROM and TO the following name(s): FROM: ELVIA PACHECO GARCIA TO: EL V I A GARCIA‑MCMURRAY THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING Jan 04, 2017 9:30 am, Dept 1, Courthouse, SANTA BARBARA SUPERIOR COURT HOUSE A copy of this order to Show Cause shall be published in the Independent, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition. Dated Nov 07, 2016 . by Judge James E. Herman of the Superior Court. Published. Nov 17, 23. Dec 1, 8 2016. IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF TARA BLOOM TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 16CV04970 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: A petition has been filed by the above named Petitioner(s) in Santa Barbara Superior court proposing a change of name(s) FROM and TO the following name(s): FROM: TARA ASHLEY BLOOM TO: TARA ASHLEY BLOOM HELLING THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING Jan 11, 2017 9:30 am, Dept 1, Courthouse, SANTA BARBARA SUPERIOR COURT HOUSE A copy of this order to Show Cause shall be published in the Independent, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition. Dated Nov 07, 2016 . by Judge James E. Herman of the Superior Court. Published. Nov 17, 23. Dec 1, 8 2016.

Public Notices Cellco Partnership and its controlled affiliates doing business as Verizon Wireless (Verizon Wireless, is proposing to construct a new telecommunications tower facility located at 3495 Foothill Road, Carpinteria, Santa Barbara County, California. The new facility will consist of 65‑foot Stealth Structure/ Pine Tree Telecommunications Tower. Any interested party wishing to submit comments regarding the potential effects the proposed facility may have on any historic property may do so by sending comments to: Project 6116005011‑MB c/o EBI Consulting, 3703 Long Beach Boulevard, Suite 421, 2nd Floor, Long Beach, CA 90807, or via telephone at (781) 418‑2325.

Summons SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): ANA LUISA HUYNH Does 1 through 20, YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: CHLOE LONDON NOVOA

(Lo Esta Demandando El Demandante) NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this Summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use your for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self‑Help C e n t e r ( w w w. c o u r t i n f o . c a .­ gov/selfhelp), If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia. org), the California Courts Online Self‑Help Center ( w w w . c o u r t i n f o . c a .­g o v / selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. T iene 30 DIAS DE CALENDARIO despues de que le entreguen esta citacion y papeles legales papa presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefonica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y mas information en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.­ courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp/ espanol/), en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede mas cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario de la corte que le de un formulario de exencion de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podra quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin mas advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remision a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (www.­l awhelpcalifornia.org), en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www. c o u r t i n f o . c a .­g o v / s e l f h e l p / espanol/) o poniendose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. CASE NO:16CV03992 The name and address of the court is: (El nombre y direccion de la corte es)

SANTA BARBARA SUPERIOR COURT, ANACAPA DIVISION 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: (El nombre, la direccion, y el numero de telefono del abogado del demandante que no tiene abogado es): The name and address of the court is: Santa Barbara Superior Court (El nombre y direccion de la corte es): 1100 Anacapa Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Marcus W. Morales, Esq., 115 W. Mission Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 Fax No.: Phone No.; (805) 845‑5405 DATE: Sep 12, 2016. Darrel E. Parker, EXECUTIVE OFFICER By Teri Chavez, Deputy ( Delegado) Published Nov 3, 10, 17, 23 2016.

en contacto con el colegio de abogados de su condado. AV I S O ‑ L A S OR D E N E S DE RESTRICCION SE ENCUENTRAN EN LA PAGINA 2: valen para ambos conyuges o pareja de hecho hasta que se despida la peticion, se emita un fallo o la corte de otras ordenes. Cualquier autoridad de la ley que haya recibido o visto una copia de estas ordenes puede hacerlas acerlas acater en cualquier lugar de California. EXENCION DE CUOTAS: Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario un formulario de exencion de cuotas. La corte puede ordenar que usted pague, ya sea en parte o por completo, las cuotas y costos de la corte previamente exentos a peticion de usted o de la otra parte. 1.The name and address of the court are (El nombre y direccion de la corte son): SANTA BARBARA SUPERIOR COURT 1100 Anacapa Santa Barbara, CA 93101. The name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner’s attorney, or the petitioner without an attorney, are: (El nombre, direcion y numero de telefono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante si no tiene abogado, son): Dated Aug 10, 2016. CONCEPCION DIAZ 1109 E. Haley St. SANTA BARBARA, CA 93103; (805) 617‑6781 Darrel E. Parker, Execcutive Officer; Clerk, by (Secretario, por) Jessica Vega, Deputy (Asistente) Published Nov 3, 11, 17, 23 2016.

SUMMONS ‑ (Family Law) NOTICE TO REPONDENT: FLORENCIO ORTIZ AVISO AL DEMANDANDO: Petitioner’s name is: CONCEPCION DIAZ Nombre del demandante: CASE NUMBER: (Numero del caso) 16FL02037 You have 30 calendar days after this Summons and Petition are served on you to file a Response (form FL‑120) at the court and have a copy served on the petitioner. A letter, phone call will not protect you. If you do not file your Response on time, the court may make orders affecting your marriage or domestic partnership, your property, and custody of your children. You may be ordered to pay support and attorney fees and costs. For legal advice, contact a lawyer immediately. Get help finding a lawyer at the California Courts Online Self‑Help Center (www. courts.ca.­g ov/selfhelp), at the California Legal Services website (www.lawhelpca.­ org), or by contacting your local county bar association. N O T I C E ‑ RE S T R A I N I N G ORDERS ARE ON PAGE 2: are effective against both spouses or domestic partners until the petition is dismissed, a judgment is entered, or the court makes further orders. These orders are enforceable anywhere in California by any law enforcement officer who has received or seen a copy of them. FEE WAIVER: If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the clerk for a fee waiver form. The court may order you to pay back all or part of the fees and costs that the court waived for you or the other party. Tiene 30 dias calendario despues de haber recibido la entrega legal de esta Citacion y Peticion para presentar una Respuesta (formulario FL‑120) ante la corte y efectuar la entrega legal de una copia al demandante. Una carta o llamada telefonica o una audiencia de la corte no basta para protegerto. Si no presenta su Respuesta a tiempo, la corte puede dar ordenes que afecten su matrimonio o pareja de hecho, sus bienes y la custodia de sus hijos. La corte tambien le puede ordenar que pague manutencion, y honorarios y costos legales. Para asesoramiento legal, pongase en contacto de inmediato con un abogado. Puede obtener informacion para encountrar un abogado en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.sucorte.ca.gov), en el sitio web de los Servicios Legales de California (www. lawhelpca.org) o poniendose

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