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Former Santa Barbara paragliding instructor and principal at Adams Elementary Marjorie Variano was found dead at the base of a cliff below La Cumbre Peak on Thanksgiving Day. She’d been paragliding with a group headed for Parma Park but apparently fell into an inaccessible canyon that afternoon. Verifying her death and retrieving her body took a considerable effort by emergency crews and Search and Rescue members, such was the dif difficulty of the terrain. Variano was remembered fondly by fellow paraglider Rob Sporrer, who recalled how she’d bring books and crayons to children in Mexico and Colombia during paragliding trips.
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stress UnleasHed: Santa Barbara City College students enjoyed a dog-induced breather from stress, anxiety, and fatigue heading into finals as a handful of certified therapy dogs posted up outside Luria Library. The Tuesday-afternoon mixer — dubbed Check Out a Dog and Lower Your Stress — featured Ellie (pictured) and a handful of fellow canines from All for Animals, a Santa Barbara nonprofit dedicated to enriching the lives of young people through animal interaction, which has been shown to decrease levels of the stress hormone cortisol while increasing endorphins. The college followed up the next morning with a free pancake breakfast at Friendship Plaza. SBCC’s end-of-semester final exams run December 5-10. —Keith Hamm
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Law enforcement officers interrupted a cockfight attended by 40-50 people on 11/27 at a farm property on Telephone Road east of Santa Maria. Two injured roosters were found, and later euthanized, as well as six dead birds and 15-20 live roosters that were taken to County Animal Control. The raid netted betting and fight paraphernalia, as well as 11 individuals who were cited with misdemeanors. Said to be a tournament, the cockfights had attracted participants from as far as Los Angeles County, with bets of up to $12,000. The raid was the result of an anonymous tip, and reports of such animal cruelty should be made to the Sheriff’s tip line, 681-4171, or website, sbsheriff.org.
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dent editor Nick Welsh ike the proverto discuss his thoughts bial dog who has about moving to Washfinally caught the ington in such historically car, County Superunprecedented circumvisor Salud Carbastances. The following is jal has to be asking himself, an edited version of that conversation. “Now what?” Carbajal, a moderate Democrat, beat out RepubHow do you make sense of the election outcome? lican rival Justin Fareed to represent Santa Barbara Well, it doesn’t make sense. and San Luis Obispo counFirst of all, Donald Trump ties in Congress by about whipped up a base based 20,000 votes. Last Wedneson his incendiary behavday, Fareed conceded ior of being misogynous defeat, beseeching God — and his racist remarks. via Twitter—to guide CarThere’s a certain constituency that he mobilized, bajal so that he may “serve and he appealed to it. And us well.” wasHinGton BoUnd: Salud Carbajal on election night speaks to supporters about the For Carbajal, victory isn’t opportunities and challenges ahead. then he expanded that by exactly how he imagined it. appealing to a number of He fully expected Hillary Clinton would win of Congress but a member of the minority working people across the board who felt that and that Democrats would take control of party when Republicans control both houses neither party has provided the type of ecothe Senate. Neither happened, and Carbajal of Congress and Donald Trump rules the nomic opportunities they would like to see. — like the rest of the nation — is still pon- roost at the White House. So I think it’s the economics. This is the first dering the historic moment and what went Carbajal was in D.C. two weeks ago for generation that’s expected to not do better wrong. After being sworn in January 2, Carba- congressional orientation; he’s there again than the previous generation. jal will find himself not just a rookie member this week. In between, he met with Indepenby Nick Welsh
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In a report to City Council on 11/22, police captains Todd Stoney and Alex Altavilla stated car burglaries had more than doubled, with nearly 500 break-ins this year compared to 237 incidents by now in 2014. Unlocked vehicles with valuables in plain view were partly to blame, they said, as were new state laws reducing jail time for some low-level offenses. Though police may know the car burglars, law enforcement lacks the means to keep them in custody, said Stoney. The council also learned that City College’s Student Neighborhood Assistance Program, formed to curtail noise and nuisance complaints in Mesa neighborhoods, will have patrols ready to hit the streets on the first day of SBCC’s spring semester.
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ment of Behavioral Wellness. The location of the new facility is being kept under wraps, given the vulnerability of residents. one room is set aside for a resident manager, and the other five for residents, who will be referred and screened by a Behavioral Wellness homeless outreach coordinator based on need and ability to get along in a group setting. Service providers will not have on-site offices but will visit clients on premises. Unlike most such endeavors, this one has no name. pau l wellm an
The Santa Barbara District Attorney’s office failed to meet a court-ordered deadline to make payment of nearly $5,000 in sanctions to the defense attorney of a Goleta business, United Paving, currently being sued by the DA for allegedly violating a host of environmental laws. The deadline for the payment was 11/29. Chief Deputy District Attorney Kelly Scott reached a last-minute understanding with United Paving’s attorney Jill Friedman, thus narrowly saving the DA’s office from being in contempt of an order issued by Judge Donna Geck last month. Geck found county prosecutors failed to provide Friedman documents via the discovery process, and she ordered the monetary sanctions to compensate Friedman for the time and effort she expended getting prosecutors to comply. None of this goes to the underlying merits of the case, which Scott suggested might be settled.
city A new home offering permanent housing for chronically homeless women just opened up in downtown Santa Barbara thanks to a joint effort by the Mental Wellness Center, the city’s housing Authority, and the county’s Depart-
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anta Barbara’s homeless shelter, known as PATH Casa Esperanza, will open its doors for expanded winter services this Thursday and remain that way until April 1, 2017. During winter months, the shelter doubles the number of guests it can accommodate, jumping from 100 to 200. This will mark the second year the shelter has been managed by PATH, a nonprofit provider out of Los Angeles that imposes stricter rules and offers more services. For example, the shelter requires guests to show proof of residency in Santa Barbara County as part of a “local preference” policy. In addition, all guests are required to submit to random searches and breathalyzer tests. It also attempts to provide a wider array of “wraparound” services — counseling, mental health, medical, legal, and job assistance. Relations between previous shelter operators and neighboring businesses — upset over guests, some inebriated and wandering nearby streets—achieved critical mass several years ago about the same time that shelter bank reserves plummeted. PATH was brought in. This is PATH’s second winter of operation. Tessa Madden, former development director, was recently made general manager as PATH’s previous manager Jessica Wishan left to take a — Nick Welsh job with Red Cross.
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Lawsuit Challenges Vacation-Rental Crackdown
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he City of Santa Barbara’s escalating crackdown on short-term vacation rentals has experienced plenty of expected backlash, the latest of which claims in court that the city’s position violates California’s formidable Coastal Act, a 40-yearold law designed to balance development pressures along the coast with no vacation: Theo Kracke (right) speaks to the council as City conservation efforts and Attorney Ariel Calonne listens on. public access. The lawsuit —filed this week by Theo Kracke, owner of Paradise Retreats, which manages 27 short-term rentals within city limits—is buoyed by state law requiring relatively affordable overnight lodging along the coast. According to the suit,“[Short-term vacation rentals] serve as a lower cost alternative to renting hotel or motel rooms for families and small groups from diverse demographic sectors and incomes to enjoy coastal access.” Broken down on a cost-per-bedroom basis (for example, a two-bedroom West Beach cottage that rents for $2,400 weekly), Paradise Retreat offers short-term rentals that are less expensive than the average cost of a South Coast hotel room, which is $235 per night, according to hotel industry data bank STR, Inc. City Attorney Ariel Calonne preferred not to comment on a lawsuit he hadn’t yet seen. He did point out that “the ordinances forbidding vacation rentals [in Santa Barbara] are decades old.” During the past 18 months of public hearings on the issue, his office was never contacted by the California Coastal Commission, he added, nor had Coastal Act compliance entered the conversation. “It never came up,” he said. For years, the city permitted and taxed short-term rentals, counter to its own zoning laws, which limit such units to certain commercial and multi-unit residential areas. But as the practice surged, neighbors complained about congested streets and disrespectful vacationers. The perception that vacationers were further closing off the already strangled long-term rental housing market also weighed heavy as elected officials voted unanimously to follow the city’s own rules against the burgeoning cottage industry. “That’s our unique legal perspective,” said Kracke, represented by Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell. “This change of behavior [by the city] is considered a ‘development’ and should have been run by the Coastal Commission.” A staff report from the Coastal Commission’s recent Lower Cost Visitor Serving Accommodations workshop states, “The Commission should continue to discourage bans and other broad prohibitions on vacation rentals, and it should continue to support local governments in developing reasonable and balanced — Keith Hamm regulations.”
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who do you think the real donald trump is?
I think the jury’s out on this guy. He’s an enigma who’s said a lot of crazy things. And the question is, is he going to pursue all of those wild things or only some of them because this was just a game for him to get to where he’s at now? Is he going to be more practical? Is he going to be this evil person? It’s a mixed bag. If you look at some of his appointments, they’re just really out there.
do you worry about things boiling over racially?
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entire price tag of $425 million. I’m going to scout every opportunity to find resources, including an infrastructure investment bill like Trump is talking about.
are you hearing from the ag community about immigration? The ag industry has labor
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mate $280 in fee increases proposed after the six-year freeze on tuition expired. Victor Garcia, an organizer with the UCSB Activist Network, explained that in its infancy, the UCs were intended “to be free to everyone in California. We will not accept ever-increasing tuition as our reality.” About 100 students protested the increase at the UC Regents meeting the previous week and also called for “sanctuary campuses,” asking university officials to not comply should the feds try to deport undocumented students or staff. Regents take up tuition at their January meeting; their website states added funding from the state could lower the n increase.
I do worry about that because it’s already polarized; the stew’s been stewing, and it’s bubbling. The question is, does it bubble over? And do we go back to days of the ’60s where coalitions of people — women, minorities — feel their civil rights aren’t protected? I do hope [Trump] gets more practical because I am afraid the future could be fraught with protests like we’ve never seen before.
what do democrats need to do so working people feel they’re being listened to? It’s focusing
on economic opportunity and prosperity. When we talk about education, we’re talking about preparing the workforce for the future. If you want to talk about working families, raise the minimum wage. California has gone to $15 an hour, but throughout the country, it’s $7.25. When it comes to infrastructure, it sounds like Trump is interested, but where he wants to spend maybe $1 trillion, the Democrats want to spend $4 trillion.
do you have any infrastructure projects that you could bring to this district that you have your eyes on already? For starters, Highway
101. We don’t have all the money through the state or the federal government yet for the
workforce issues. I’m hoping that they don’t just focus on a guest worker program. The Bracero Program that my father was part of certainly provided cheap labor for the ag industry and other industries, but it was fraught with a lot of challenges — people not getting paid, others being put into substandard living conditions.
did your father get ripped off? Yeah, my father shared many stories with me that left a bad taste in my mouth. But the solution is comprehensive immigration reform. That’s it. And to do something less than that is irresponsible.
what was the most eye-opening thing for you in d.c.? Cybersecurity, that it’s real; it’s big. I got a phone, and they made it very clear if you ever travel overseas, you don’t take your phone.
california is clearly out of step with the trump agenda. How does the state protect itself?
With legislation that can be parallel or protective as interface with federal legislation. I think our attorney general will litigate with the federal government when it is doing things that California disagrees with. And I think the California delegation in Congress will have a big say.
what about washington had a wow factor for you? I guess the whole thing was a wow fac-
tor. When you get there, you can’t help but see before your eyes the history of the United States as it relates to this institution, and what the institution means for our country, and the awesome responsibility. I’ve been to Washington many times as an advocate for our legislative priorities and as a tourist. No matter how involved you are, you’re outside. Now, all of a sudden, you’re front and center; you are one of the few who are inside. And it n dawns on you, wow.
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n the eve of trial, Wolfe & Associates—one of the South Coast’s largest property management companies—agreed to pay $1.65 million to settle a three-year-old lawsuit brought by five students who were injured when the balcony of their Isla Vista apartment collapsed during a Deltopia bash. Attorney Robert Clayton, representing the injured students, was armed with evidence indicating the balcony collapsed because of termite infestation and dry rot—conditions, Clayton insisted, owner Ronald Wolfe knew about and did nothing to fix. Wolfe’s attorney, Robert Freedman, acknowledged there was dry rot and termites but insisted the real reason the balcony fell was because 15-25 collegeaged students were partying on it and that it was installed improperly when the Del Playa property was first built. Five students were hurt during the collapse — two on the ground underneath and three up top. The worst of the injuries was a fractured pelvis. Although some of the plaintiffs will bear lasting effects from their injuries, Clayton said, none will be permanently disabled. Had the case gone to trial, it would have pit two of the biggest landlords in Isla Vista against each other, Ronald Wolfe and Ed St. George. According to court documents, St. George built the property in question plus one next door in 1994. Clayton contended that St. George had notified Wolfe several times—in 2005 and two times in 2009—that his property might have serious issues with wood rot because St. George’s did. Wolfe’s attorney countered there’s no record of St. George’s warning. In 2012, the property was the subject of multiple termite inspections, at least one of which indicated problems with the balcony. And four months before the balcony collapsed, Clayton contended an insurance company inspector concluded the balcony was “below average” and felt “spongy.” That insurance company, Clayton contended, dropped coverage on the property. Freedman noted Wolfe subsequently obtained coverage from another company. Had the case gone to trial, Freedman stated, his experts would testify that the balcony was never affixed to the main structure properly, nor was it capable of handling the load of so — Nick Welsh many students.
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he Cachuma Operation and Maintenance Board (COMB) took the first step toward approving the construction of a $6 million “straw,” a new four-mile-long pipe that might be needed to transport water delivered via the State Water Project from the northern end of Lake Cachuma to the intake tunnel and customers. It’s yet another exceptionally expensive form of insurance area water agencies are seeking should the drought persist. Lake Cachuma is already down to what’s known as the “dead pool,” the absolute minimum required by the federal government—which owns the dam—to justify calling it a lake. That minimum also allows state water deliveries — the only supply keeping South Coast faucets flowing— flowing to make it from where it’s currently dumped to a $5 million emergency barge installed so that what little water remains in the “lake” can be pumped up and into the intake portal. Although Lake Cachuma is still down to about 7 percent capacity, the water level is creeping slowly up due to shorter and cooler days and a smattering of rain. The new pipe would bypass the pumping barge. And by taking state water directly to the intake portal, it would eliminate losses due to evaporation. Technically, the COMB board voted to spend $108,000 on engineering studies preliminary to building the new pipe, which would cost about $6 — Nick Welsh million to install.
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a visionary business pioneer being unfairly persecuted by federal and state bureaucracies out to get him at any cost. The article alludes to Greka’s exceptional history of oil spills only in the vaguest and most fleeting of terms. Conspicuously missing was any detail on the 200 documented oil spills that took place at Greka’s Cat Canyon facilities in Santa Maria, in which 500,000 gallons of oil and oily water was released. Or any of the 300 air-quality emission violations. Or the 400 times county hazardous materials crews had to be dispatched to clean up
HVI for violating the Clean Water Act and wholesale water pollution for umpteen millions of dollars. Greka’s defense has been creative. Since the many creeks they polluted happened to be dry when the spills occurred, no navigable waterways were contaminated, and no oil ever made its way to the ocean — thus no harm, no foul. The other argument is that because a large but undefined number of emails — produced by California Fish and Game employees involved in Greka cleanup actions — were inadvertently destroyed, Greka has been denied access to
petence, and inadvertence. The emails were lost, it turns out, when employees retired and ten spoiled. But if I’m going to get swacked their computers were destroyed. Greka had by some right-wing stooge for the oil indusbeen given copies of many emails well before try I’ve never met, I expect a little thought the old computers were shredded, so the and originality. Say what you want about Joe judges doubted much damage was done. Still, Armendariz, area spear carrier for Santa Barthere needed to be sanctions, the judge ruled, bara’s plundering petro plutocrats, but the guy and on November 20, Steepleton reported, he drips with sarcasm and style. Always ornate, brought the hammer down by limiting the belligerent, and deliciously condescending, number of Fish and Game employees who Armendariz puts serious work into his craft. could testify against Greka/HVI and ruling But when Ric Grenell, mercenary mouthGreka was entitled to attorneys’ fees for legal piece for the GOP and born-again Donald work surrounding the missing emails. That Trump wannabe, lobbed an email could be $1 million. hate bomb my way, it was disappointHow had I missed the November ingly generic. It was as if Grenell — 20 order? That would be news. In my perhaps best known for omitting the scramble to find out, I emailed O’Brien. letter “k” from his first name — had I’d interviewed him two months ago visited Kirkland and went on a bulk about his efforts to depose County Supervisor Salud Carbajal on behalf buying spree for stale rhetoric. First, of Greka. He suspected Carbajal had he denounced my reporting on oil as “incredibly biased.” Then he proexercised what he termed “improper claimed,“In case you haven’t noticed, political influence” in getting the EPA the tide is sweeping across the counto go after Greka in the first place. That, try as the public rejects biased reportto me, seemed like a bit of a stretch. In ing.” He signed off with a strategically 2005, Carbajal was just a local yokel faux friendly “Have a good day,” right politician. Today, however, he’s a conafter accusing me of “journalistic gressmember-elect. Even if Grenell told malpractice.” me to pound sand, I needed to find out The man allegedly enjoys rock star about the November 20 action. News is status as talking-head opinionator on news, right? Wrong, it would turn out. Fox News. Until this weekend, he’d Sifting through pages of court docubeen on Trump’s short list for U.S. ments, I would subsequently find out the ambassador to the United Nations. November 20 court order — the news (The nod ultimately went to South hook justifying Steepleton’s lengthy Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, WHEN BAD COMPANIES DO BAD THINGS: As the Trump administration sets out to deep-six environmental protections, cover story — had been issued in 2015, famous for packing that unexpected it’s worth reflecting on what those protections are designed to protect us from. Cleanup of a Greka oil spill is pictured. not this year. Somehow, Steepleton — extra “k” into her first name.) For more intent on the histrionics of “Tarabout 13 seconds in 2012, Grenell — gate”— failed to point this out. openly gay and a strong supporter Not everyone cares about news hooks. of gay marriage — was appointed I get that. But what makes this all the presidential campaign spokesperson more curious is what else Steepleton left for Mormon Mitt Romney, decidout. For example, on September 30 of this edly not a supporter of gay marriage. year, 2016, the presiding judge rejected out of hand Greka/HVI’s request that Bowing to pressure from the party’s anti-gay bigot brigade, Romney put the state and federal water pollution a muzzle on Grenell almost immecharges be tossed out. Remember Grediately, and Grenell resigned before ka’s argument that it couldn’t be guilty of uttering a single syllable. An impreswater pollution if the creeks were dry? sive résumé. Couldn’t he muster Remember Greka’s argument that the something better than “journalistic destroyed emails so tainted the governmalpractice”? That’s just dead skin. ment’s case that charges should be disFAKE NEWS, PSEUDO NEWS, BAD NEWS: News-Press writer Scott He’d have done better with “fish missed? Denied. Shot down. And by the Steepleton — shown enjoying an amiable exchange with Salud SMILE WHEN YOU SAY THAT: Ric Grenell, wrap” and “parakeet cage lining,” same judge who sanctioned the state for Carbajal (left) — outdid himself this past week, writing a lengthy a certified Big Shoe among the right-wing inadvertent email destruction. Certainly, the moldy, old chestnuts favored by cover story portraying one of the worst polluters in county histalking-head circuit, took time out of his busy an interested reader would want to know cranks and crackpots everywhere. tory — Greka Oil — as a heroic victim. His article was almost immeschedule to accuse the Poodle of “journalistic this. But squint as you might between More to the point, why was Grendiately repackaged by Breitbart News. malpractice.” It’s always good to be read. Steepleton’s lines, and you won’t find it. ell replying to an email I’d sent Robert O’Brien, defense attorney for A couple of days after Steepleton’s the oil company formerly known as Greka? Greka messes over a nine-year period begin- evidence that may have helped undermine hagiographic hand job of a corporate polAnd why was I contacting O’Brien in the first ning in 1999. No mention was made of the the government’s case against it. In addition, luter was published, Breitbart “news” repackunsuccessful effort by a North County DA to state prosecutors had erroneously informed aged Scott’s cover story, enthusiastically place? As usual, all bad things start with read- shut down Greka in 2003 or the $1 million the judge and Greka that those emails had trumpeting “Targate” in its headlines. It bears ing the Santa Barbara News-Press, one of fine the company paid the Environmental been placed under a protective order when mentioning that Breitbart’s famous chief only a small handful of daily newspapers in Protection Agency (EPA) for injecting toxic in fact they’d been destroyed. Because of all instigator, Stephen Bannon, has been made the United States to endorse Trump. Specifi- contaminants into the ground or the $2.1 mil- these circumstances, Greka attorney Robert Donald Trump’s chief strategist and senior cally, it was last Sunday’s cover story written lion fine Greka ultimately paid the County O’Brien argued the entire case against Greka counselor. Given the News-Press’s support by Scott Steepleton, breathlessly headlined, of Santa Barbara. Greka’s record was so hei- should be thrown out and the case dismissed. for Trump, I would expect to see more jour“State sanctioned in ‘Targate.’” It was a nous that its owners changed its name to HVI The destroyed and missing emails con- nalistic patty-cake taking place between our classic Steepleton: way too long, impos- Cat Canyon Inc. That they would regard a set stituted the infamous “Targate” to which the own daily and the Breitbart noise machine. In sible to follow, and whiplash-inducing for of initials so easily confused with “HIV” as headline alluded. It’s worth noting the fed- this context, I wouldn’t say Steepleton’s article those foolhardy enough to try. More classic an improvement indicates only how utterly eral judges and magistrates hearing the case qualifies as genuine fake news. It’s more like yet, it sympathetically portrayed one of the radioactive the Greka brand had become. strongly disagreed. Yes, the state screwed up, pseudo news. And whatever it is, it’s bad most egregious polluters in county history, In 2011, the EPA and the California they ruled, and seriously so, but no malice or news. And they accuse me of “journalistic describing Greka CEO Randeep Grewal as Department of Fish and Game sued Greka/ ill intent was involved — just stupidity, incom- malpractice.” — Nick Welsh FOURTH REICH BLUES: Maybe I’ve got-
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Elizabeth Erin Neal, 48, passed away November 16, 2016, after a short battle with cancer and pneumonia. Elizabeth was a loving and devoted wife, mother, daughter, and wonderful friend to many. She was a great example of love, always putting others before herself. No matter what she was going through, she always found a way to brighten someone’s day. She is survived by her mother, Donna Hallenbeck, husband, Joey Neal, and daughter, Erin Frey. Elizabeth, we are lost without you and cannot wait to see you in Heaven. Services will be held at Santa Barbara Community Church, Saturday, Dec 17, 2016 at 10:30am. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Santa Barbara Community Church, 1002 Cieneguitas Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93111. Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider.
administrator and organizer in the architectural space. She preferred the delights of privacy and spent her vacations in Mexico with her husband, drinking margaritas and bravely addressing her fear of the ocean, by snorkeling with a Boogie board. Able to react to surprises with grace, Darla found it peculiar that wherever she went, no matter how harmless she appeared, security personnel at concerts, airports and international borders always gave her the 3rd degree; a hassle she spun into a compliment. She is survived by her devoted husband, Laszlo, an employee of The Santa Barbara Independent Newspaper for thirty years. She is also survived by her father, Ronald J. Feldhaus of Buellton; her mother, Janice Tildner of Birmingham, Alabama; her siblings Christi Feldhaus Knowles of Birmingham, Alabama and John Feldhaus of Lompoc. Her extended Hodosy Tribe, including a baker’s dozen of nieces and nephews, will remember her at her brightest. A memorial service is scheduled for Darla Hodosy on December 3rd, 2016 at Chase Palm Park Center from 2-5pm. Appropriately, on the oceanside of the street.
Richard C. Schwartz 09/02/32-10/28/16
Darla Jean Hodosy 02/04/63-11/04/16
Darla Jean Hodosy, age 53, passed away in her Goleta home on November 4th, 2016. Born in Evansville, Indiana in 1963, Darla attended Westport High School in Louisville, KY and Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA. Darla and her sister, Christi, moved to Santa Barbara together in 1987, seeking adventure, as mischievous sisters will. Darla had a sweet ladylike disposition, an affinity for small luxuries, and she drove a bitchin’ bright orange vintage MG convertible. Despite a perplexing initial fear of the ocean, Darla quickly embraced the central coast and spent the last 29 years of her life masterfully collecting seashells and sea glass. She met her husband of 21 years, Laszlo Hodosy, when she rented a room on the Hodosy Family’s Foothill Road Estate, located in the oak-lined hills of Carpinteria. There, her and Laszlo’s friendship began as housemates, and bloomed into soul mates. They fell in love, cultivated their garden, and mastered the art of creative gift-wrapping. After marrying in the Presidio Chapel in 1995, Darla and Laszlo purchased their life-long home in Goleta, California. Professionally, Darla was an 16
In Remembrance of Richard C. Schwartz September 2, 1932-October 28, 2016. Richard passed away in Santa Rosa, CA. Our beloved Richard is gone, yet to all of whom were fortunate to be caught in his orbit, he leaves a memory so deeply embedded in our hearts, he shall never, never be forgotten. A gentle giant of a man, no longer will we feel the joy of his presence, his honorable kindness, and his ability to make us laugh with just a smile, a gesture or simple hello. Blessed as his sister, "growing up with Richard and our siblings (four of us) so close in age, he was our cautious leader and peace keeper when we quarreled. He was handsome and gentle, yet strong when our paths met danger. Richard had a special magnetism about him; not one to brag, he was nonetheless confident, tolerant, and even noble. His infectious little chuckle, almost a giggle, concealed embarrassment and modest pride. How could a sister not admire a brother like that?" Richard turned 84 in September. He hated his disabilities. For the last four years, his health began to suffer with a myriad of problems and illnesses, but he persevered until last month. We, our family, acknowledge those many months with deepest gratitude to Rogetta, his wife of 36 years, the loving care and support of Richard they endured together.
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Richard worked hard at all of his endeavors. For the last 20 years, here at Deerfield Ranch Winery, both Richard and Rogetta became part of the Deerfield family, staff and crew. Working alongside owners, P.J. and Robert Rex, they created a bond of mutual respect and friendship ultimately leading to the growth and expansion of their success. Richard was born in San Diego, CA on September 2, 1932 to his parents Richard Alexander Schwartz, a restaurateur and chef from Hamburg, Germany; and mother Lorna Flora McLain, Los Angeles, CA. Richard called Santa Barbara his hometown. He attended grammar school, La Cumbre Jr. High and Santa Barbara High School. He later attended Santa Barbara City College and UC Santa Barbara. He was our hero- he was America's hero. With the outbreak of the Korean War, he served honorably in the U.S. Army; achieving the rank of Sergeant of Fifth Regimental Combat Team, 11th Airborne Division - with basic training at Fort Ord and Fort Benning - becoming a paratrooper. While in the service, Richard was wounded from shrapnel in his back, recuperating in Japan. He received the National Defense Service Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, Parachutist Badge, Korean Service Medal, Purple Heart and two Bronze Stars. After his military service he returned to San Francisco, attending UC Berkeley. He eventually became owner/operator of G&G Chemical Co., Inc., a company that produced cleaning and sweeping compounds for the Federal Government. He purchased a 12-acre home in Glen Ellen - Sonoma County wine country - and became interested in viticulture, hence leading him to new friends and neighbors in vineyard and wine production. Richard is survived by his loving wife, Rogetta; from his first marriage to Eleanor Shrader, their daughter Richelle Muhlitner (Rob) and granddaughters, Jackie and Nicole (Schane) and daughter Schelby, Pleasanton, CA; his son Kurtis Lindstrom (Jessamy) and children Rusty and Lexi from Montana. Richard is lovingly remembered by his sister, Lydia S. Edwards (Don) of Solvang, CA; nephew Ryan Bell (Jill) and their children Parker Bell, Whitney, Parker Gribb and Page of Santa Barbara. Also dearly missed by Jennifer Courcier (Rich) and their girls, Sydney and Lexie of Tahoe CA; nephew Jeffery Adkins (Betty) from Los Alamos, CA and niece Janis Adkins. Richard is preceded in death by his memorable steadfast parents, his second wife, Colleen Higbee, his beautiful and fragile sister; Jeanne Adkins, and little brother David, died tragically at the age of 10. Also preceding Richard in death is Aunt Sonia Steddom (Ken), who introduced the family to the glory and grandeur of Lake Tahoe. Our Richard was a true gentlemankind, gentle, sweet, polite with a "larger than life personality," depicting an unabashed sense of humor of and wit, yet genuine from his heart. His Achilles heel was generosity. Our mother often said, "Richard, you're too gener-
ous-to a fault!" Richard lived a full adventurous life filled with excitement turbulence and risk. He faced what life offered, and then some. A life we can only imagine. To his friends, co-workers and family he leaves an empty void in our lives that can never be filled-a trail of tears that extends back to life-long school friends in Santa Barbara and to all Richard has touched since then, through the years. A gathering of friends are invited to a celebration of Richard's life at the home of Barbara Bortolazzo, 4935 Yaple Ave, Santa Barbara, CA on Saturday, December 10th at 1:00 p.m.
Rosary Services were held on November 30 at 7:00 and mass will be on Thursday, December 1 at 10:00 am. Both services will held at St. Raphael’s Church, 5444 Hollister Ave, Goleta CA 93117. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting to send Donations to Sarah House, 2612 Modoc, Santa Barbara CA 93105
Maria Elena Lorca 08/11/30-11/20/16
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Maria Elena Lorca, our beloved Mother, Grandmother and GreatGrandmother, and a long time resident of Old Town Goleta, took her last breath Sunday, November 20, at Sarah House with her family next to her side. She was born August 11, 1930 in Durango, Mexico, and came to Santa Barbara at the age of 18 were she found the love of her life, Raul Lorca. They were married in Guadalajara, Mexico and raised five children. In 1965, our dad Raul moved to Tijuana, Mexico to find a job and new home so they can start their journey to immigrate to the United States, soon after the family joined him. Our Mom, Elena, got her visa first and found a job in the United States. She would make the commute twice a month from Santa Barbara to Tijuana to be with her family for the next 3 years. They had a sixth child who was born in Santa Barbara and in 1970, they were able to reunite the entire family and settled in Old Town Goleta, Ca. where they made their home of 47 years. She is loved by so many in her neighborhood. She is survived by her 6 children, Silvia, Jorge, Virginia, Miguel, Benny and Rosalinda, and 16 grandchildren, Raul, Jorge Jr. Veronica, Myrna, Leana, Joshua, Jessica, Andres, Danny, Brenda, Ivan, Yazmin, Benny Jr., Julio, Emilio, and Marcelo, and 15 great grandchildren. With her strength and love she made our lives possible and to continue her dream that would have all the opportunity that this country can give us. She will be deeply missed; she will live be in our hearts forever. Thanks to Sarah House, who helped us through this journey, we were able to say our last good-byes to our Mom. “Nena’s Home” Home never empty, Door always open, Home always with singing birds, Flowers always blooming, Kitchen always plentiful, Always left smiling.
John Fred Aros was born on April 27, 1964 in Santa Barbara, CA and went home to be with the Lord on November 17, 2016 surrounded by the love of his family. John was a native of Santa Barbara, loved the shoreline and could be seen riding his bike throughout the City. John will be missed for his amazing smile, laughter and love of family and life. John is survived by his loving wife Laurie, who cared for him during his illness, 2 children Johnny and Alan, 4 step-children, Adam, Abel, Amber and Jewel, 2 sisters, Yolanda and Anita and two step-brothers Alan Klaudi and Ivan Webster. John will also be missed by his many grandchildren, nephews and nieces. He is preceded in death by his mother Carmen Webster (Aros) in 2015. The family would like to thank the nursing staff of MICU at Cottage Hospital who cared for John until his last breath. A memorial service will be held for John at Goleta Beach on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.
Death Notices Harry J. Dutt, DOD 10/29/16 (85) Santa Barbara, CA. Elizabeth “Betty” Harris, DOD 10/19/16 (89) Santa Barbara, CA Annabelle Petrucci, 09/17/2015-11/0/16 (101) Santa Barbara, CA. Jacqueline “Jackie” Turner, 04/13/3211/13/16 (84) Santa Barbara, CA. Arlena Roberts-Moran, DOD 11/14/16 (95) Topanga, formerly of Santa Barbara, CA. Don Warren, DOD 11/15/16 (87) Santa Barbara, CA. Elizabeth Neal, 09/24/68-11/16/16 (48) Santa Barbara, CA.
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at UCSB is legendary.“Three giant projector screens side by side, a coordinated dissolve system, and hundreds of stunning images of native plants and their habitats, set to a range of contemporary and classical music,” recalled Mary Carroll of her first day in Botany 103. “By the end of the hour, students wanted to get out into the California field and see these sights for themselves.” And get outside is exactly what his students did with Bob Haller, who joined the university faculty in 1957 after completing his PhD at UCLA. He took them on four-day field trips to the desert, Central Coast, and Sierra Nevada, sharing his outdoorsmanship — an expertise that began during camping trips and hikes with his parents while growing up in Santa Monica — and explaining the surrounding ecosystems. While these trips were unforgettable learning excursions, they were also part of Haller’s lifelong love of enjoying the natural world with others. He was a noted expert on pines, contributing his research most significantly in Flora of the Four Corners Region and in the comprehensive Jepson Manual of native and naturalized California plants. “His observations and collections clarified the variations found among four different pine species which had puzzled botanists for the last century,” explained Bruce Reed, a horticulturist at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden (SBBG). “His collections and notes span nearly 70 years, and his 5,000 annotated dried specimens from 300 different localities are now kept at the John Robert Haller Pine Collection at UCSB in the Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration.” Haller and his wife, Dr. Nancy Vivrette, traveled from Canada to Guatemala and North Dakota, collecting what became baseline research and essential Pinus specimens over the decades. Haller helped establish the University of California Natural Reserve System, which includes Carpinteria’s salt marsh and Santa Ynez Valley’s Sedgwick Reserve among the 39 natural areas, more than 750,000 acres, that hold almost all the state’s ecosystems for future research and education. He also collaborated in the
creation of the first vegetation classification system in California. Bob Haller inspired a generation of botanists, and he didn’t stop when he retired from UCSB in 1994. He spread his knowledge among the community at large as education botanist at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. There he reunited with Mary Carroll, who was the garden’s director of education, as well as many of his former students, including Steve Junak, Dr. Ed Schneider, Dr. Dieter Wilken, Sally Isaacson, Carol Bornstein, and Betsy Collins. It was like coming home. Haller’s research and expertise in pines made him a natural partner for the garden’s collecting trips. Over the decades, Haller joined staff members such as Ralph Philbrick, Dara Emery, and Betsy Collins on these expeditions. In 2001, he was honored as a Local Hero by The Santa Barbara Independent in recognition of the way he raised the humble study of plants to an understanding of their place, and ours, in a changing world. Botanists were not the only ones inspired by Bob Haller. His enthusiasm for following one’s own passion influenced his students to become musicians, winemakers, and artists. As education botanist, Haller was asked to create treks for the Botanic Garden that replicated his UCSB field trips, and they had similar effects on the participants.“Bob knew all the special places and would lead us to just the right spot for fabulous blooms or specific species,” recalled Joan Evans of the excitement of the trips. “He also knew a lot of people, which gave us access to areas that most do not get to see. As each day ended, Bob timed it so we would always be in some magical spot where we could watch the sunset.” In 2005, Haller created an instant coffee-table classic when he and the garden’s Dr. Robert Muller and Avis Keedy updated a classic reference guide: The Trees of Santa Barbara. Published in hardcover by the SBBG, the beautiful exploration of Santa Barbara through its trees became wildly popular. When it was reissued in 2015 in paperback, Bob expressed satisfaction that the book could now leave coffee tables and get outdoors to be used. He wanted to see it on the front seat of cars with smudge prints, dog-eared pages, and leaves stuck in it.
A celebration of Bob Haller’s life and work will be held on Tuesday, December 6, 2-5 p.m., at the SBBG Pritzlaff Conservation Center, 1212 Mission Canyon Road. Haller’s photographs and field gear and remembrances from the botanists he inspired will be displayed; memories will be shared. Carpooling is strongly encouraged. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 682-4726 x102 to RSVP. The photography exhibit Bob Haller’s Plants of California will be on view at Pritzlaff on weekdays, December 7-March 17, 2017.
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Party, Party, Party Despite Campaign Zillions, Best Vote Predictor Is Partisan Registration
his just in: Justin Fareed has conceded the 24th Congressional District (CD) race to Salud Carbajal. In other news, the Cleveland Indians acknowledge they lost the World Series, House Republicans express shock at reports the Earth is not flat, and Hillary Clinton’s handlers think maybe sending her to Georgia more often than to Wisconsin may have been a mistake. In welcoming Justin to what the rest of us like to call “the real world” (and, devil’s advocate here, but was it really too much to expect the word “congratulations” to appear in his stand-down message?) a postmortem peek at the (almost) final numbers raises an intriguing question: Why did we bother with all the tens of millions of dollars’ worth of attacks, counterattacks, polls, ads, mailers, debates, commentaries and snooze analyses of a campaign when we could have simply transposed registration numbers onto the election results? Consider: • District-wide, the Secretary of State’s
final registration report on the 24th CD showed Democrats with an 8 percentage point edge over Republicans — 39.9-to31.9 percent. That will come very close to Salud’s final victory margin, which now stands at 6.6 (53.3-to-46.7 percent), with several thousand late and provisional ballots still being counted.
• In the San Luis Obispo County portion
of the district, Republicans held a 2.6 percentage point pre-election registration edge — 37.7-to-35.1 percent, exactly the margin by which Fareed is beating Carbajal in the county (51.3-to-48.7 percent)
• In Santa Barbara County, registered
Democrats outpaced the GOP by 15.7 points (43.3-to-27.6 percent) and Salud lost only a tiny amount off registration in stomping Young Justin by 13.4 percentage points (56.7-to-43.3 percent) on his home turf.
• In the tiny Ventura County part of the
district, Carbajal also finished only a couple of points off the Dems’ huge, 20.8 percentage point registration advantage, beating Fareed 59.8-to-40.2 percent in an area that accounted only for one percent of the total vote.
TICKET SPLITTERS BEGONE. While the splits between the two major parties are informative, it should be noted that nearly one-fourth of registered voters in each county are so-called Decline to State independents. Without knowing for sure what proportion of the overall electorate they represented in the Election Day runoff between major party candidates, however, it appears as if the rivals split
independents, with Fareed perhaps winning them slightly. Regardless, the nearness of the final gaps between the candidates to the preelection numbers is significant because it represents a growing trend in American politics: partisan identification — more than gender, race, age, education, income, or other demographic measure — is often the most accurate predictor of voter choice. This was never truer than in the 2016 presidential election. Beltway bloviators spewed billions of words about the #nevertrump movement and the revulsion with which the Establishment GOP viewed Trump. Clinton spent uncounted tens of millions of dollars trying to pry GOP women away from Trump, in the wake of his sexism and the tape containing his personal endorsement of sexual assault. In the end, none of it mattered: 90 percent of Republican voters went for the Republican candidate, according to exit polls, as did 89 percent of Democrats for Clinton. Clinton won women by 12 points, a mere one point improvement over President Obama’s 2012 performance, while losing white women to Trump by 10 points, 43-to-53 percent. Despite nonstop speculations about whether GOP voters in states with U.S. Senate races might oppose Trump, while supporting their party’s other candidate, the election set a record for the absence of ticket-splitting: For the first time since senators began to be popularly elected in 1914, according to the data site fivethirty eight.com, every state with a Senate race on the ballot voted for the same party for president and senator. “[O]ne of the clearest trends in recent American politics — growing polarization and partisanship — accelerated,” reporter Harry Enten wrote on the site. “Most voters have sorted themselves into two camps: liberal Democrats and conservative Republicans. This trend is apparent up and down the ballot to a degree that we’ve never seen before.” THE FUTURE LIES AHEAD. The numbers confirmed a benchmark study,“Partisanship and Political Animosity in 2016,” published by the Pew Research Center last summer. Researchers reported that “Partisans’ views of the opposing party are now more negative” than at any time in the past quarter century, when the center began polling on the issue. “Across a number of realms, negative feelings about the opposing party are as powerful — and in many cases more powerful — as are positive feelings about one’s own party,” Pew reported. No worries: President-elect is on the case, unifying the country as we speak. —Jerry Roberts
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north, has one of the brightest, kidfriendliest, best-equipped libraries I’ve ever seen. My son Ken; his wife, Michelle; and their three teenagers moved here from dry San Diego two years ago and adapted well to the 38 inches of heavy dew a year without complaint. According to the Seattle Times, it’s the fourth-fastest-growing community in the nation and a virtual Silicon Valley, thanks in part to the presence of Amazon, Microsoft, and other big names that pay big salaries. Another attraction for well-paid techy execs: PORTLAND PIT STOP: The city’s Romanesque revival train station Washington has no income tax, making it a part-time home for many. blades had to be dug out. Work resumed in Freeways are jammed. Demand is push- December 2015, but more problems came up. ing housing prices up. As a result, people Work stopped but finally resumed in April. living alone are tending more and more to Completion is due in early 2019, with overruns share space. “According to the latest census estimated at $223 million. data, Seattle is now the No. 1 city for rooming When I began planning to head north for up and shacking up,” writes Times columnist Thanksgiving, I had a choice of a two-and-ahalf-hour flight from Santa Barbara or 30-plus Gene Balk. Far below our feet, Big Bertha was grinding hours via the so-called “romance of the rails.” away. She’s a 57-foot-diameter, tunnel-boring I chose the iron horse. Ah, yes — rocking and machine with bad luck. Originally scheduled rolling through the Oregon pines in a cozy to create the Alaskan Way Viaduct replace- roomette. ment tunnel, a faster way for cars to maneuver In reality, it was like sleeping on a carnival through town, Bertha started boring in 2013 ride at full speed. I’ve had better accommodaand was to finish the tube last December. But tions on a troopship. she soon ran into trouble, and her giant cutting All night long we groaned up grades and
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espite the fact that there is gender parity on The Santa Barbara Independent staff, roughly 25 percent of the paper’s bylines are women’s. And though our last census shows our county’s population is half women and also half people of color, over the past five years, women appeared on the cover about 30 percent of the time, as did people of color. We are used to these numbers. They look so normal that a switch to one man to every three women on the cover might cause some to believe The Indy had become specifically about women. Mostly white men on the cover implies that life in Santa Barbara is mostly about white men. If pictures of people of color are mostly in stories about immigration, refugees, or social need or are women of color in Fiesta or Solstice costumes, and if most stories about inventors, artists, or business leaders — not to mention surfers, barbecuers, and musicians — depict white men, what are we to think? Why not lead the way with a multicultural mix of people whose stories are not stereotyped by gender or color? With a parity of bylines, we would get used to diverse voices. Our presumptions would change. People of color and of any gender presentation would finally take their place in the courtroom and the boardroom, as well as in the White House. —Jean Ballantyne, S.B.
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came at midnight as Audrey Tognotti and her mother strolled the Latin Quarter of Paris after a late supper. Audrey A few seconds after the call came in, Audrey’s mother, didn’t recognize the number, but she wasn’t surprised to Suzanne Danielson, watched fear flood her daughter’s get an international call while on vacation halfway around face. Audrey cried into the phone, “How much do you the world from her husband and kids. She picked up. The want? … But it’s the middle of the night, and I can’t get first thing she heard was a little girl screaming for help. any money. … You have to call my husband. … Please let by Keith Hamm Then a man’s voice: “We have your daughter.” me talk to my daughter!” Danielson slipped into a state Audrey froze. She cried her daughter’s name —“Addy!” of expedited efficiency. “I knew I had to do something — and asked the caller what he wanted. “We have your fast,” she remembered.“You don’t cry; you just get it done.” Motioning to her mother, Audrey fished a pen from Addy!” His voice was stern and carried a slight Spanish accent.“She was in the wrong place at the wrong time, and her handbag and wrote “CALL MIKE” on her arm. Dannow we have her.” More screams pierced the background. ielson ran into the closest café, where she recognized the For the next two and a half hours, the caller kept Canadian owner of the nearby Abbey Bookshop, Brian Audrey on the line. He shouted commands. He threatened Spence. In broken French, she offered him 100 euros her daughter’s life. Not for one moment did Audrey doubt to use his phone for an emergency call. Spence rushed that her daughter was in grave danger. She told herself she Danielson to his bookstore. On the way, he recognized must follow the kidnapper’s orders not to hang up until the believing her daughter was gone, and Mike in Santa Barbara, a couple he knew: U.S. Marine George Yirdaw and his girlransom was paid and Addy safely returned. Not once did it wiring ransom payment to Mexico City. In the end, with all friend, Sabrina Azaïez, who both work at the U.S. Embassy cross her mind that the call was a hoax, an elaborate extor- family members safe and accounted for — the incident rec- in Paris. The couple had been out enjoying Nuit Blanche, an tion scam carried out from Mexico by organized criminals ognized as nothing more or less than a horrible scare — the annual all-night art festival. When they understood the situarmed with disposable cell phones and a list of numbers with Tognottis agreed to tell their story. To talk about it publically, ation, they offered to help. Danielson — a dedicated follower 805 area codes. they said, would help them process lingering trauma, bring of television’s Forensic Files and thriller novelists Ken Follett Audrey’s midnight call was just one in a recent spate of clarity to vague news reports, and, most importantly, get the and Robert Ludlum—asked to see their IDs before launching virtual kidnappings, as the FBI calls them, in Santa Barbara word out that families ought to be vigilant, even with some- the first surge of spontaneous teamwork. Danielson had left her phone in the vacation flat, and County and other nearby regions. During the first 10 months thing as innocuous as an incoming phone call. of this year in the U.S., there were 112 like so many of us these days, she didn’t kidnappings reported to the FBI, 19 of have family phone numbers committed which were virtual. Not all virtual kidto memory. Spence handed her a landline and fired up the shop computer so she nappings are reported to the FBI, howcould pull up Mike’s cell number and email. ever, and according to the agency’s press office, “[We] believe that a significant Azaïez and Yirdaw located their contact at number of virtual kidnappings are still the U.S. Embassy, a man known as Jimmy, who asked Danielson the names and posgoing unreported.” Closer to home, the Santa Barbara sible whereabouts of family members back Police Department and Santa Barhome in Santa Barbara. Jimmy then called bara County Sheriff’s Office have each Santa Barbara’s Sheriff’s Office to report the reported a handful this year—“Enough kidnapping. for us to be concerned,” said Kelly Alone in the alley outside her flat, Audrey Hoover, the Sheriff ’s Office’s public kept her line open, clinging to the only coninformation officer. Law enforcement nection she had to her 10-year-old daughter. officials believe most of these attempted The supposed kidnapper learned she was in extortions fall flat, as targeted victims Paris with her mother, but Audrey lied about hang up at some point. Some calls, howher mother’s whereabouts, saying she was ever, escalate rapidly as callers prey on all asleep. Audrey was then ordered to go into parents’ greatest fear. the apartment to charge her phone. There But Audrey Tognotti and her husshe changed into warm, comfortable clothes for what she expected to be a long and scary band, Mike Tognotti, knew nothing about these scams. 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Mike Tognotti and his eldest daughter, Sofia, were in the checkout line at Ralphs downtown that Saturday afternoon when the call came in from an international number. He picked up.“We have your wife,” said the caller. Mike’s heart rate spiked, and he paced nervously as the caller barked orders. Sofia grabbed the groceries, and they went outside. For a moment, he heard a frantic plea, sounding like his wife’s voice on a speakerphone, “Mike, this is Audrey. Just cooperate, and everything will be okay.” Mike called out her name. Nothing. The caller shot back: “Go to the bank! Now!” Mike muted the call just long enough to break down the situation to 14-year-old Sofia and to tell her to pull her younger sister, Addy, from ballet class, a few blocks away. Back on the phone, the caller yelled at Mike. “Don’t do that again! Who’s with you?” Mike said he was alone. When Sofia returned with Addy, the three drove toward Bank of America on State Street. Mike, following instructions, updated the caller with his exact location. Addy, frightened and confused, turned to her big sister for comfort.“Sofia was stoic, calm, and poised,” Mike remembered. “She really helped her sister and me get through this.” They arrived at the bank. It was closed. A big withdraw was out of the question. Looking back now, Mike says he was in such a state of stressed-out urgency that he didn’t find it odd that the kidnapper of his wife would settle for as much cash as he could gather from multiple ATMs. After Mike made two withdraws from B of A, the caller told him to go up State Street one block and then right on Carrillo to Union Bank. Mike felt as if the caller were watching his every step. (He knows now that the caller had likely pulled up his location on an online map, pinpointing nearby ATMs.) At Union Bank, Mike frantically cut to the front of the line, stunning a tourist couple with the terrible news of his wife’s kidnapping. With $1,000 in hand — $900 from ATMs and another $100 pitched in by Sofia, who had been planning to buy her first puppy later that day — Mike and his daughters headed back down State Street to the Western Union inside Rite Aid. With the end now in sight, both daughters by his side, Mike had followed orders, remaining on the phone line and staying focused. He had also ignored incoming calls, including one from his mother-in-law in Paris, saying Addy had been kidnapped. While Mike had been frantically gathering the ransom payment, Audrey had walked to a nearby church. She sat on the steps and prayed, curling up against the cold. A random person materialized from the night and gave her a seat cushion. Keeping her on the line, the caller told Audrey to tell stories about her family. She talked about get-togethers. She sang. She prayed some more. She asked if Addy was okay. The caller said that his men were playing with her — but it wasn’t the sort of playing a mother would approve of. Then she heard more screaming.
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Extortive phone scams have evolved over the years and have taken many forms, according to Erik Arbuthnot, an international violent crime specialist with the FBI. They began showing up more than a decade ago, when Mexican families living in the U.S. were getting calls from Mexico saying that family members there had been kidnapped or imprisoned. Another approach involved friends and family members of people vacationing in foreign resorts. In those cases, an employee at a vacation resort would sell to the scam- STRAIGHT FROM THE TOP: “The FBI’s recommendation is that if you get a call like this, hang up, locate your family members, and call the police, in that order,” said Agent mers the phone numbers and Erik Arbuthnot (pictured), an international violent crime specialist. names guests had given the hotel “Due to the fact that the scheme is primarily peras emergency contacts. These days, the trend is to target wealthy area codes — Santa Barbara, Beverly petrated remotely and via burner phones, it is difficult Hills, West Los Angeles, and Montgomery County in to bring charges and/or prosecute a case fully,” said Texas — and cold-call in English.“Their goal is to steal Lourdes Arocho with the FBI’s press office, via email. money,”Arbuthnot said.“And they’re good at creating “[As of September 2016], the FBI does not have an a real level of panic.” example of a virtual kidnapping case that has been Instilling panic works to the caller’s advantage. For prosecuted and adjudicated.” example, that screaming girl in the background could compel a parent to call out to his or her child. And just like that, the caller learns her name. Once the panic sets in, it’s easier for the caller to keep a parent on the After wiring the $1,000 to Mexico City, Mike line — by threatening to kill their child, for example remained on the line. He needed to hear that Audrey — which allows time for the gathering and wiring of was going to be okay. The caller told him to rip up the Western Union receipt close to the phone so he ransom payment. “The FBI’s recommendation is that if you get a could hear the evidence being destroyed. Mike simcall like this, hang up, locate your family members, ply crumpled it loudly; he wanted to preserve it for a and call the police, in that order,” said Arbuthnot. potential investigation and maybe even get his $1,000 His advice is part of an ongoing, multi-agency effort back. called Operation Hang Up, initiated by a task force that includes representatives from the IRS’s Criminal Investigation division, the U.S. Border Patrol, and Los Angeles city and county detectives, among others. But what about following a wire transfer into Mexico and closing in on whoever is there to physically retrieve it? “My short answer to that question is that I don’t have jurisdiction in Mexico,” Arbuthnot said without elaborating. “Trying to follow a payment across an international border becomes complex.” Try to imagine a successful arrest of a hastily arranged wire transfer to Mexico City, for example: It would have to include a law enforcement agency knowing about the wire before it was sent, or very soon thereafter, and it would require coordination with Mexican authorities. If that international, multi-agency effort was capable of achieving the speed and accuracy necessary to intercept a money-wire recipient, how likely is it that such mobilization even makes sense when there are SEND IN THE SWAT: After receiving a call from the U.S. Embassy in Paris of a possible hostage real kidnappings and other violent situation, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office sent its Special Enforcement Team and Hostage Negotiation Team to the Tognotti’s Montecito home. crimes that need attention?
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According to Sarah Meske, Western Union’s communications director, refunds are available to senders who cancel a transaction before the money’s been picked up. “Western Union is firmly committed to preventing the misuse of its service, [and] more than 20 percent of our workforce is engaged in enforcing compliance,” she added.“We continue to work closely with law enforcement across the globe, including ongoing cooperation with active police investigations in the fight against all illicit activity.” Since 2012, according to Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) documents, Western Union has been under investigation by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which “believes that [Western Union] bears responsibility for principal amounts of what it alleges to be hundreds of millions of dollars in fraud-induced money transfers … .” Earlier this year, the FTC told Western Union it was in violation of federal law “by failing to take timely, appropriate, and effective measures to mitigate fraud in the processing of money transfers … .” Since then, Western Union has been in discussions with the FTC “to reach an appropriate resolution,” according to SEC documents. When Mike and his girls arrived back at his pickup truck, he spotted a Santa Barbara Police Department squad car nearby. “Mr. Tognotti ran up to me pretty frantically, and his two girls seemed pretty shaken up,” remembered Officer Matt Tonello, who was in the area on patrol. As Mike replayed the details of Audrey’s kidnapping and ransom payment, Tonello got suspicious. A kidnapping in Paris with a wire to Mexico? Tonello knew it was phony. He’d heard of schemes like this and had experienced something similar firsthand five years ago when he and fellow U.S. Marine Reservists checked their cell phones at a border crossing between Hungary and Romania. Their data chips were hacked, and their parents back home started getting calls that their deployed sons had been kidnapped. Tonello wanted to prove to Mike that Audrey was okay. He asked Mike for her number. Mike was apprehensive; he put his caller on mute and argued with Tonello that it wouldn’t go over well with her kidnappers if she got a call from a cop. But Tonello planned to play it cool. He’d pretend to be an old friend, calling to remind her to bring back a few nice bottles of French wine. Mike agreed, and Tonello made the call. When Audrey picked up, two things quickly became apparent to the 11-year law-enforcement veteran: Audrey was not in danger, and she was beside herself with grief. It turned out that just moments after Mike had wired the $1,000, Audrey’s caller
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had told her that Mike had not cooperated and that little Addy would pay the ultimate price and her body dumped somewhere in Mexico. Then he hung up.“I fell to my knees and cried and cried,” Audrey remembered, a tremendous sadness overcoming even now. Realizing that Audrey was not in danger, Tonello quickly went off script, explaining to Audrey that he was with the S.B. Police Department and that he was with Mike and the girls. Audrey didn’t believe him. Tonello handed his phone to Mike, who was still on the line with his caller. “Audrey! Thank God! Are you okay?” Mike said into Tonello’s phone as he hung up on his caller. She said, “What do you mean am I okay? What about Addy!” “She’s right here with me,” Mike replied, perplexed. Audrey didn’t believe him. She was sobbing on a Parisian sidewalk, in the middle of the night, halfway around the world, and she’d just been told that she’ll never see her daughter again, alive or dead. Mike put Addy on the phone. Audrey still wasn’t convinced. She shook her head and looked around her, noticing Spence, and then Yirdaw and Azaïez—the couple that just so happened to be walking past the bookshop at a critical moment. The thought crossed Audrey’s mind: Maybe these people are in on it … Mike called her back from his own phone, told her the date of their wedding, where it was held, what they had said to each other at the birth of their firstborn, intimate facts that he hoped would convince Audrey he was who he said he was. A call came through on Mike’s phone — an overseas number. Mike put Audrey on hold and picked up. It was a man claiming to be with the U.S. Embassy in Paris. Mike didn’t believe him and hung up. Back with Audrey, Mike tried FaceTime, but there was no connection. He tried to text her a picture of him with the girls, but it didn’t go through. Finally, he posted a proof-of-life photo on Facebook, where Audrey was finally able to see it. At last, a flood of relief.
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ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL: Pictured from top, the proof-of-life photo, with (from left) SBPD’s Matt Tonello and Sofia, Addy, and Mike Tognotti; (from left) Audrey Tognotti, Brian Spence, Suzanne Danielson, George Yirdaw, and Sabrina Azaïez; a thank-you supper for the strangers who helped.
In Paris and Santa Barbara, phones got passed around as the family reconnected. “We were so relieved,” remembered Danielson. “And I’m the grandma, so I worry about them all.” In the bookstore, there were big hugs with Spence, Yirdaw, and Azaïez.“They seemed like angels,” Danielson said.“After it was over and we were all standing there in the middle of the night, I thought they would disappear before my eyes.” Meanwhile, outside the Tognotti’s Montecito home, the Sheriff ’s Special Enforcement Team (SET) and Hostage Negotiation Team were preparing for the worst. They had gotten a report from the U.S. Embassy in Paris of a kidnapping, possibly carried out by a Mexican cartel. The already tense situation was exacerbated by the close proximity of the Tognotti’s home to that of an alleged bookmaker for an East Coast gambling syndicate who was arrested for corruption and money laundering in 2012. When Tonello got the news, he notified Sheriff’s Office dispatch that the Tognottis were safe, and then he escorted Mike and the girls home, where they found the street taped off and SET officers wrapping up their sweep of the empty house: all clear. Mike decided it was too much anxiety for the whole family, so he called a friend, who put Mike, the girls, and their pets all up for a few nights. In the coming days, however,
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Mike began to share his story with fellow school parents and church groups to let them know his family was okay and to get the word out about virtual kidnapping. Back in Paris, Audrey and Danielson decided not to let the terrifying experience cut short their Parisian vacation. After all, it was Danielson’s surprise birthday trip, and they’d only been there three days. They had a lot more sightseeing and celebrating to do. The next night, Audrey and Danielson took Azaïez, Yirdaw, and Spence out to dinner. It was a five-hour feast.
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12/1: The Importance of Black Radical Imagination How can black
fourth-generation Santa Barbaran John Gherini will sign copies of his two-volume set, Santa Cruz Island: An Illustrated History. With nearly 600 images, some of which have never been published, it is the most comprehensive illustrated geographical and cultural history of the national park. 7pm. Chaucer’s Books, 3321 State St. Free. Call 682-6787. chaucersbooks.com
12/1: Land Trust Holiday Open House Celebrate the season with mem-
communities reimagine politics and radical protest? Join Professor Eddie S. Glaude Jr. from the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University for a conversation about black political dissent in the aftermath of the Obama administration. 6-7pm. MultiCultural Ctr. Theater, UCSB. Free. Call 893-8411. mcc.sa.ucsb.edu
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bers of The Land Trust over wine and hors d’oeuvres. Take a tour of the office, and learn about the organization’s effort to preserve natural resources and agricultural land. 5:307:30pm. The Land Trust for S.B. County, 1528 Chapala St. Free. Call 966-4520.
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12/1: Enabling Humanity’s First Interstellar Missions What may have seemed like science fiction a decade ago may soon become a reality. Philip Lubin from UCSB’s Physics Department will discuss recent ideas for “backing up humanity” digitally to send out into space. 5:30pm. AD&A Museum, UCSB. Free. Call 893-2951.
12/1: Family 1st Thursday: Triple-Tiered Landscapes Unleash your inner artist by drawing a triple-tiered landscape inspired by Graham Sutherland’s piece of the same name. Use India ink on mid-tone watercolor paper, and add highlights with wax crayons to create a piece of art that’s uniquely yours. 5:30-7:30pm. S.B. Museum of Art, 1130 State St. Free. Call 963-4364. sbma.net
12/1: 1st Thursday with Brazilian Artists: Graffiti Art on Paper Don’t miss this vibrant show exhibiting art from Brazilian artists Alemao Art and Eriway from São Paulo, who will be at the show. 5:30-8:30pm. Brasil Arts Café, 1230 State St. Free. Call 845-7656. brasilartscafe.com
12/2-12/4: Gem Faire Peruse the finest jewelry beads, crystals, minerals, lapidary arts, and treasures from more than 100 vendors just in time for holiday shopping. You can also have your jewelry repaired and cleaned, and your rings sized for free. Fri.: noon-6pm; Sat.: 10am-6pm; Sun.: 10am5pm. Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real. Free-$7. Call (503) 252-8300.
12/1: Dan Levin: Please Don’t Touch the Art Alternative contemporary artist Dan Levin will exhibit his art for two months, but will host this special pop-up store, featuring prints, shirts, candles, decks, and more, for one night only. The show runs through January 30, 2017. 7-11pm. Restaurant Roy, 7 W. Carrillo St. Free. Call 966-5636. tinyurl.com/DanLevinPleaseDontTouchTheArt COURTESY
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ing Christmas in 1970s New York, Neil Simon’s semiautobiographical heartfelt romantic comedy follows the story of recently widowed George Schneider and divorcée Jennie Malone as they venture on the bumpy road to happily ever after. The show runs through December 18. Thu.-Sat., Wed.: 8pm; Sun.: 2 and 7pm; Tue.: 7pm. The New Vic, 33 W. Victoria St. $20-$55. Call 965-5400. Read more on p. 57. etcsb.org
12/1: Reception: Celebration of Life Exhibit & Benefit This poignant show will celebrate the lives of area Holocaust survivors with a fresh approach focused on life and renewal rather than death and destruction. On view will be a seven-panel tapestry titled “Seven Days of Creation” and prints from Lithuanian-Israeli artist David Labkovski. Survivors’ artwork will also be on display and available for purchase, with all proceeds benefiting the Portraits of Survival and Upstanders Exhibits and Programs: Life Journeys During the Holocaust and Beyond. The show runs through December 27. 5-8pm. Bronfman Family Jewish Community Ctr., 524 Chapala St. Free. Call 957-1115.
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12/1: Reception: Eclectic Energies: A Holiday Show This end-of-year art show will feature pieces from artists who participated in shows at the gallery the past 12 months. Pedro de la Cruz’s bold paintings, Olga Hotujac’s impressionistic works of S.B. scenes, Julie Smith’s meticulously rendered pastels, and more will be on display. The show runs through January 27, 2017. 5-8pm. Divine Inspiration Gallery, 1528 State St. Free. Call 962-6444. divineinspiration.us
12/1: Reception: Our Channel Islands Photographer Ernie H. Brooks II will display 20 of his beautiful photos, four of which are from Antarctica, along with the equipment he used to capture scenes from underwater. The show runs through May 2017. 5:30-7pm. S.B. Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Wy. Free. Call 456-8747.
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12/1: S.B. Bike Winter Mixer & Northern Lights Photography/Slideshow Photographer James Studarus will be showing his images printed on metal and highlighting his images of the northern lights, Alaska, Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Iceland with two slideshows at 7:30 and 10 p.m. Drinks by Draughtsmen Aleworks will be for sale, with proceeds to benefit the S.B. Bicycle Coalition. 6-10:30pm. Bici Centro, 434 Olive St. Free. tinyurl.com/SBBikeWinterMixer
12/3: Rattle and Roar! Kids can ignite their imagination at this upcycled art workshop where they’ll be able to create musical instruments from everyday objects. 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
12/3: Reception: Lost Art of Love Letters This amazing collection of art will showcase raw creativity in a heartfelt way. Every piece was created as an offer to the community made from wood, clay, and other media. Select images will be available as cards for you to send your own love letters out into the world. The main exhibit will be at the SlingShot gallery while Marc Sucher’s work will be displayed at the S.B. community bank. 5-8pm. SlingShot Gallery, 220 W. Canon Perdido St.; S.B. Community Bank, 21 E. Carrillo St., Ste. 160. Free. Call 683-2145.
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31st Annual Folk and Tribal Arts Marketplace Shop from vendors around the world without ever leaving town at Southern California’s largest folk art show. Artisans from 50 countries will have pottery, toys, baskets, rugs, home decor, and more so you can get your holiday shopping done in one fell swoop. Fri.: 10am-6pm; Sat.-Sun.: 10am-5pm. S.B. Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Rd. Free. Call 682-4711 x123. sbnature.org
12/3: Reception: Picassos for Peanuts The Goleta Valley Art Association has curated a non-juried holiday show featuring art priced at or under $300. The opening reception will also have handmade arts and crafts for purchase. 2:30-4:30pm. Goleta Library, 500 N. Fairview Ave., Goleta. Free. tgvaa.org 12/3: Reception: California and Beyond Make a stop at this art gallery during Los Olivos’ Olde-Fashioned Christmas celebrations to see art from talented artists Terri Taber, Rod Aszman, and Carol Talley. The show runs through December 31. 4-7pm. Gallery Los Olivos, 2920 Grand Ave., Los Olivos. Free. Call 688-7517.
Fall Dance Concert: Double Exposure: Revealing | Relating | Responding Enjoy special performances choreographed by professional and student artists. New York choreographer Andrea Miller will present her piece Pupil Suite; Director of Dance Christina McCarthy will offer Nevermore, a deconstruction of Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Raven”; Brooke Smiley’s Bone Stories will explore family lineage; and BFA dance students will present new works in collaboration with student lighting, scenic, and costume designers. Fri.: 8pm; Sat.: 2 and 8pm. Hatlen Theater, UCSB. $13-$17. Call 893-2064. Read more on p.61. theaterdance.ucsb.edu
SATURDAY 12/3 12/3: Healing That Matters: The Good, the True and the Beautiful Dr. Gary Foresman from Middle Path Medicine will explain his synergetic approach to medicine that challenges patients to evaluate his or her health problems within three spheres of knowledge: diagnostic evaluation, being true to thyself, and the science of healing. 3-5pm. Institute of World Culture, Concord House, 1407 Chapala St. Free-$2. Call 966-3941. worldculture.org
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12/1: Quire of Voyces Rediscover the sacred art of a cappella choral music of the Renaissance and modern age with a short program by the S.B. Quire of Voyces while viewing art from the same time period. 6:30-7pm. S.B. Museum of Art, 1130 State St. Free. Call 963-4364. sbma.net
12/1: UCSB Jazz Combos: The West Coast, Pt. 2 Enjoy a night of bebop
jazz from West Coast composers performed by two jazz ensembles and UCSB’s Little Big Band playing swing-worthy arrangements from Marty Paich, Bob Florence, and Bill Cunliffe. 4pm. Karl Geiringer Hall, UCSB. Free. Call 893-3230.
12/1: Jake Shimabukuro Who knew so much sound could come out of such a tiny instrument? This ukulele virtuoso will return to town with his unique, sophisticated instrumental arrangements of popular songs such as “Ave Maria,”“Hallelujah,”“Bohemian Rhapsody,” and more. 8pm. Campbell Hall, UCSB. $15-$50. Call 893-3535. artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu
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12/1: Rising Appalachia, Arouna Diarra, Dustin Thomas Singers and sisters Leah Song and Chloe Smith of Rising Appalachia will play folk songs reminiscent of bands that play at street fairs, with accomplished n’goni and balafon player Arouna Diarra and Australian singer/songwriter Dustin Thomas opening the show. 9pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State St. $22-$25. Ages 21+. Call 962-7776. sohosb.com
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12/1: 21 Savage Atlanta rapper, record producer, and songwriter 21 Savage, a k a The Slaughter King, brings his trap beats and hard-hitting raps to town. 9pm. Velvet Jones, 423 State St. $28. Call 965-8676. velvet-jones.com
12/2: Cambridge Drive Concert Series: Songs on a Midwinter’s Night This special show will include S.B.’s own Darin Lee & Robin Howe, Randall Lamb, Lisa Danhi, Alexis d, Kate Graves, Mark Alciati, Cara Tower, and the Threshold Choir. Each artist will perform three songs including one seasonal song. In lieu of admission, please bring nonperishable food items, new toys, and new clothing, which will be donated to the Unity Shoppe. 7:30pm. Cambridge Drive Church, 550 Cambridge Dr., Goleta. Call 964-0436.
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Pie Contest Pie enthusiasts can submit unique confections (sweet or savory) to this panel-judged contest for the chance to win special prizes. With categories such as Special Diet and the Wild Card, there’s something for every pie maker and eater to enjoy. Proceeds from the event will benefit the S.B. Transition House. 3-6pm. Potek Winery, 406 E. Haley St. $15-$25. Call 770-5105. Read more on p. 51.
Dr. John Robert Haller Memorial Family and friends will share memories of the late Dr. John Robert Haller alongside an exhibition of his botanical photographs, field gear, and quotes from botanists he inspired. Light refreshments will be served. Exhibition shows through March 17, 2017. 2-5pm. Pritzlaff Conservation Ctr., S.B. Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Rd. Free. Call 682-4726 x102 or RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. sbbg.org
12/3: Red! For World AIDS Day Enjoy an evening hosted by the Pacific Pride Foundation in recognition of World AIDS Day. There will be live music by Amber and X-Tet and S.B.’s DJ Darla Bea, art exhibits, wine, and food for purchase. Dress code: red! Proceeds will benefit the foundation. 6-10pm. S.B. Ctr. for Art, Science and Technology (SBCAST), 513 Garden St. $60-$100. Call 963-3636.
12/4-12/5: Adult Literacy Tutor Training Help another adult improve basic skills in reading, writing, speaking, or job needs. New volunteer tutors in the Library System’s adult literacy program must take a training course before being matched with a learner. Pre-registration is requested. Sun.: 1-5pm; Mon.: 5-9pm. Conference
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12/2: UCSB Gospel Choir Under the direction of Victor Bell, the Gospel Choir has sold out performances throughout the community and will perform some of its best work at this annual fall concert. 7:30pm. Karl Geiringer Hall, UCSB. Free$15. Call 893-2064. music.ucsb.edu
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jazz, prewar blues, Southern soul, and New Orleans funk could all be used to describe The Dustbowl Revival, a band with original songs reminiscent of American music in the past century. 7:30pm. Standing Sun Winery, 92 Second St., Unit D, Buellton. $20-$25. Call 691-9413. standingsunwines.com
12/3: S.B. Music Club Enjoy a special performance fea-
12/3: Rock the Wharf Listen to music by Teen Star contestants Jackson, Cocciolone Gillies, Chloe Schwartz, and Hunter Hawkins while you dine, shop, and enjoy the best views of S.B. on the pier. Enter a raffle for a prize, or take advantage of special discounts from wharf merchants. 3-5pm. Stearns Wharf. Free. Call 962-6010.
12/6: Tim Curran, Todd O’Keefe, Bryan Titus Duo Enjoy a singer/songwriter night with performances from area artists. Hear Tim Curran’s catchy indie tunes, contemporary folk artist Todd O’Keefe, and the rock ’n’ roll of the Bryan Titus Duo. 7pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State St. $10. Call 962-7776. sohosb.com
turing solos and chamber music such as Mozart’s Sonata for Bassoon and Cello, K. 292, a performance by women’s chamber choir Lux, and more at this afternoon concert. 3-4:15pm. Faulkner Gallery, S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Free. Call (619) 405-3218. sbmusicclub.org
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have you dancing all night long to smooth, melodic beats worthy of its own genre. 9pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State St. $12-$20. Ages 21+. Call 962-7776.
Chris Brown and Sean Kingston, Marc E. Bassy knows a thing or two about R&B music and how to get you dancing all night long. 8pm. Velvet Jones, 423 State St. $17. Call 965-8676.
and singer Leslie Lembo will play a super funky, somewhat jazzy set to delight your musical senses. 8pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State St. $10. Ages 21+. Call 962-7776.
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of S.B., images of Spain and Mexico come to mind. However, historian Erin Graffy will discuss how pioneering Italian immigrant families brought with them specific industries in the late 19th century that define S.B. and Goleta to this day. 3pm. Rancho La Patera & Stow House, 304 N. Los Carneros Rd., Goleta. Free. Call 681-7216.
dramaturge Anna Jensen for a play discussion of Chapter Two, Neil Simon’s romantic comedy about two lovers trying to find love the second time around. 5:30-6:45pm. Faulkner Gallery, 40 E. Anapamu St. Free. Call 564-5641. sbplibrary.org
MONDAY 12/5 12/5: Summer and Smoke The Elmer Bernstein Memorial Series will screen this 1961 film based on the Tennessee Williams play about a love triangle involving an uptight minister’s daughter, a boy next door turned unabashed hedonist, and a casino owner’s daughter. Guest curator Jon Burlingame will host a Q&A before the film. 7pm. Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. $10-$20. Not rated. Call 899-2222. granadasb.org
TUESDAY 12/6 12/6: Mars: The Red Planet Watch a slideshow, learn all about the red planet, and then view it through telescopes for a night of astronomical observation. 6:30-8pm. Multipurpose Rm., Goleta Library, 500 N. Fairview Ave., Goleta. Free. Call 964-7878. sbplibrary.org
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12/1-12/7: Nightly Snowfall at Paseo Nuevo! This magical experience brings joy and amazement to children and adults alike! Set to music, a flurry of white snow falls upon singing carolers, Santa’s cozy house, a decked-out Christmas tree, and a beautiful community of upturned faces twice a night. Forecasts predict snowfall through December 30. No shows on Christmas Day, December 25. 6 and 7pm. Center Ct., Paseo Nuevo. Free. Call 963-7147. paseonuevoshopping.com/events residency at the mall for pictures and meet and greets and to hand out gifts to those on the nice list. Cats and dogs (on a leash or in a carrier, please) can visit, as well, every Tuesday night from 5-8 p.m. through December 20. Children with special needs can visit Santa in his cozy home Monday mornings 9-11 a.m. through December 12. Children can visit Santa through December 24. Mon.-Sat.: 11am-8pm; Sun.: 11am-7pm. Center Ct., Paseo Nuevo. Free-$48. Call 963-7147. paseonuevoshopping.com/events
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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. Closed Dec. 1 and 5-8. The train runs until December 24. Weekdays: 1-4pm; weekends: 2-4pm. South Coast Railroad Museum, 300 N. Los Carneros Rd., Goleta. $4. Call 964-3540. goletadepot.org
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12/1-12/7: The Yes Store 2016 An S.B. tradition since 1968, this cooperative arts-and-crafts shop offers unique, handmade artwork from area artists. 1st Thursday Party: Thu., Dec. 1: 5-9pm. General hours: Mon.-Fri.: 10am-9pm; Sat.: 10am-8pm; Sun.: 11am-7pm. Extended hours: Sat., Dec. 10: 10am-9pm; Sun., Dec. 11, 10am-8pm; Mon.-Thu., Dec. 12-15: 10am-9pm; Fri.-Sat., Dec. 16-17: 9am-10pm; Sun., Dec. 18, 10am-10pm; Mon.-Fri., Dec. 19-23, 9am-10pm; Sat., Dec. 24, 9am-5pm. 101 Paseo Nuevo, Paseo Nuevo. Free. Call 966-9777. theyesstore.com 12/1-12/7: A Crimson Holiday Start holiday shopping early at this opening reception for upper State Street’s artisan gift
Christmas with the Vienna Boys Choir This group of child musicians
has been charming audiences across the globe for more than six centuries and will sing an impressive repertoire of Austrian folk songs and waltzes, medieval chants, and contemporary music. 7pm. Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. $24-$64. Call 899-2222. granadasb.org gallery featuring gifts such as photography, mosaic art, jewelry, Christmas ornaments, and much more from area artists. The gallery is open through January 31, 2017. 5-8pm. La Cumbre Plaza, 121 S. Hope Ave. Free. Call 453-4897. acrimsonholiday.com
12/1-12/3: The S.B. Silver Follies: Christmas Celebration Glittering costumes and leggy dancers will have the whole family singing along to Christmas favorites after stomping to the beats of Motown with a performance from singers and dancers of all ages. 8pm. Center Stage Theater, 751 Paseo Nuevo. $30. Call 963-0408. centerstagetheater.org
12/1: Silent Night: A Silent Disco Holiday Dance Party Put on your ugliest sweater for a night of dancing to music heard only through your headphones. Arrive early to get a headset, and stay late for an after-disco dance party upstairs in front of the Museum of Contemporary Art for wine, spirits, and appetizers. 6-9pm. Center Ct., Paseo Nuevo. Free. Call 963-7147.
12/1: Muni Mega Mall Enjoy a festive evening of wine and holiday shopping while supporting area designers, artists, and farm-fresh food vendors such as Farm Belly, Special Portland, Metal Teepee, Steelhead Fine Goods, The Pretzel Guild, and more. 7-10pm. Municipal Winemakers, 22 Anacapa St. Free. Call 931-6864. municipalwinemakers.com
Friday 12/2 12/2: 20th Annual S.B. Young Professionals Club Holiday Gala Dress up in everything purple for this year’s gala theme, Purple Rain. There will be appetizers, dancing, a full casino, a wine raffle, and much more at this well-attended event. 6:30pm.
dec. 1-7 University Club of S.B., 1332 Santa Barbara St. $80-$90. Ages 21+.
12/2: Downtown Santa Barbara Christmas Tree Lighting As the kickoff to the downtown parade, this 45-foot Douglas fir, donated by Southern California Edison as part of its annual reforestation process, will be presented by Consumer Fire Products. Watch the prince and fairy light the town’s tree, and then find the right spot to watch the parade! 6:30pm. State and Victoria sts. Free. Call 962-2098. downtownsb.org 12/2: 64th Annual Downtown Holiday Parade This year’s theme of Holiday Under the Sea will bring more than 65,000 to S.B.’s only nighttime parade to watch the holiday-themed floats, spectacular performance groups, high-stepping marching bands, performance groups, the Holiday Prince and Fairy, this year’s Grand Marshals Cody and Caleb Walker (brothers of the late actor and S.B. resident Paul Walker), and, of course, the annual arrival of the jolly man in red, Santa Claus. Meet and greet and photos with Santa: 4-5:30pm; Paseo Nuevo Ctr. Ct. Parade: 6:30pm; travels down State St. from Sola St. (1300 block) to Cota St. (600 block). Free. Call 962-2098 x800.
12/2: Solvang Julefest Community Tree Lighting Ceremony Enjoy live entertainment with area bands, choirs, and caroling, culminating in ballerinas from Fossemale Dance Studio performing around the “new” 22-foot-tall drought-tolerant LED tree. 5-6:30pm. Solvang Park, Mission Dr., and 1st St., Solvang. Free. Call 688-6144.
12/2: Warm Brew, Michael Christmas Experience Christmas like never before as L.A. rap collective Warm Brew performs with Boston rapper Michael Christmas, fresh off the release of his sophomore project, What a Weird Day. 9pm. Velvet Jones, 423 State St. $12-$15. Ages 18+. Call 965-8676. velvet-jones.com
12/2-12/4: Shop, Mingle & Jingle Solvang’s holiday-season shopping and entertainment opportunities encompass discounts and deals at various merchants such as shops and galleries, bookstores, wine and beer bars, clothing and accessory boutiques, and more. The town’s merchants will open their doors to celebratory shoppers with extended hours, and some will have complimentary snacks and beverages. Various times. Downtown Solvang. Free. Call 688-6144.
12/2-12/4: A Christmas Carol Come see this holiday classic about the greedy Ebenezer Scrooge’s journey through Christmas past, present, and yet to come, performed by members of the community. The show runs through December 11. Fri.-Sat.: 7pm; Sun.: 3pm. Plaza Playhouse Theater, 4916 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria. $7-$15. Call 684-6380. plazatheatercarpinteria.com
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Holiday Show: 20 Artists There will be enough homemade cookies and contemporary art to go around at the opening reception for this annual two-month holiday show. All 20 of the studio’s artists will adorn the walls with gift-sized artwork for one unique exhibition. The exhibit shows through January 30, 2017. 5-8pm. 10 West Gallery, 10 W. Anapamu St. Free. Call 770-7711.
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12/2-12/4: Elf The Musical Jr. Based on the beloved holiday film Elf, this new musical follows the story of Buddy, a human boy raised by elves in search of his real father in urban New York. Embrace your inner elf, and begin a new holiday tradition! Fri: 7pm; Sat.: 2 and 7pm; Sun.: 2pm. Ojai Art Ctr. Theater, 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai. $10-$15. Call 640-8797. ojaiact.org 12/2: 2nd Annual Imagine X Ugly Christmas Sweater Party After the Holiday Parade downtown, put on your ugliest Christmas sweater for an evening with red carpets, photo booths, holiday cocktails, food, and festive music. There will be a raffle and silent auction with gifts from area merchants to benefit the Jodi House Brain Injury Support Center. 7-9pm. Imagine X Functional Neurology, 1221 State St., Ste. 11. Free.
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33rd Annual Light Up a Life Personalize a star to remember and honor someone you miss this holiday season. Stars will be displayed on a memorial tree with hundreds of sparkling lights and ornaments dedicated to loved ones. All the proceeds from the ceremony will benefit the Hospice of S.B. 5:30pm. Sat.: Casa de la Guerra, 15 E. De la Guerra St.; Sun.: Camino Real Marketplace, Storke Rd. and Marketplace Dr., Goleta. Free-$15. Call 563-8820. hospiceofsantabarbara.org
include a thrilling range of music, from the Renaissance masterpiece “Ne Timeas Maria” (“Don’t Be Afraid, Mary”) by 16th-century Spanish composer Tomas Luis da Victoria to the serenely beautiful setting of “This Christmastide” by contemporary composer Donald Fraser, weaving narration with music from the Westmont Orchestra, College Choir, and Choral Union. Purchase tickets online. Fri.: 7pm; Sat.: 2 and 7pm; Sun.: 3pm. First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance Ave. $15. Call 565-7140.
12/2-12/4: Visit Santa Claus Father Christmas will visit and take pictures with the whole family in celebration of Julefest. Fri.: 4-6pm; Sat.: 12:30-4:30pm; Sun.: 11am-2pm. Solvang Park, Mission Dr. and First St. Free.
saTurday 12/3 12/3: Solvang Julefest Parade With more than 300 participants, this parade will include dancers, musical groups, vintage vehicles, horses, carriages, animals, and Santa! After the parade, enjoy the free performance of The True Meaning of Christmas — Through the Eyes of a Donkey and Mouse in the Solvang Park gazebo, with area children presenting an original play written and directed by area artist Larry Skahill. 11am. Parade starts at Solvang Veterans Hall (1745 Mission Dr.), across from Old Mission Santa Inés, travels west on Mission Dr. (Hwy. 246), turns left on Fourth Pl., left on Copenhagen Dr., and ends on Alisal Rd. near the Post Office. Free. Call 688-6144.
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12/3: Hillside House Christmas Extravaganza Christmas enthusiast Jeanne West will open the doors to her home, which is filled to the brim with life-sized nutcrackers and poinsettias as far as the eye can see. There will be holiday drinks, wine, and treats at this annual fundraiser for Hillside House. Proceeds from the event will go toward its Aquatic Therapy program, which allows residents to experience weightlessness in a pool and escape the confines of a wheelchair. 4-8pm. 1187 Harbor Hills Dr. $75. Call 687-0788 x115.
12/3: Poetics of the Handmade The gifts at this makers’ market may not have macaroni necklaces or finger-painted turkeys, but they still have the quality and sentiment of a handmade gift. Enjoy live music and sweet treats as you shop for holiday wreaths, leather goods, vintage clothes, and more at the studio’s first community holiday pop-up. 10am-3pm. The Lower Lodge, 609 Mission Canyon Rd. Free. thelowerlodge.com 12/3: Los Olivos Olde Fashioned Christmas Experience small-town charm this holiday season with festive events throughout Los Olivos. There’s something for everybody at this event, from shopping at artisan boutiques and area businesses to decorating gingerbread houses or taking photos with Santa Claus. Enjoy live music, food trucks, and a special tree lighting, and drop off goodies for Toys for Tots to spread holiday cheer! 4-8pm. Los Olivos. Free.
losolivosca.com/los-olivos-olde-fashioned-christmas-dec 12/3: Breakfast with Santa Kids will love this opportunity to hang out with Kris Kringle. Cost includes a breakfast pizza, fruit, and a beverage, but be sure to reserve your seat! Call between 2 and 4 p.m. to make your reservation. Seating times: 8:30, 8:45, 9, and 9:15am. Pizza Mizza, La Cumbre Plaza, 140 S. Hope Ave. Free$10. Call 564-3900. shoplacumbre.com/events
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12/3: Frohe Weihnachten! A Concert of German Christmas Music Ring in the holiday season with a concert of festive and meditative a cappella Christmas music and carols by German composers Brahms, Distler, Reger, and more. 3pm. Trinity Episcopal Church, 1500 State St. $15-$20. adelfosensemble.org
12/3: Peabody Charter School Holiday Boutique It’s that time of year again! Ease your holiday shopping stress with fun, friends, and food as you peruse through jewelry, clothing, home goods, kids’ gifts, and more from area merchants. 10am-3pm. Peabody Charter School, 3018 Calle Noguera. Free. Call 563-1172.
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12/3: Gustafson Dance: Rudolph Gustafson Dance presents Rudolph, a ballet of the holiday classic — featuring Rudolph, Clarice, the Abominable Snow Monster, and Santa — about the little reindeer who embarks on a journey where he, along with many other “misfits,” learns that everyone, even though they may be different, has something of value to contribute. Watch children ages 2 and older dance to well-known holiday tunes, along with the State Street Ballet Young Dancers. 2 and 6pm. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. $14-$25. Call 963-0761. lobero.com
12/3-12/4: Goleta School of Ballet: The Nutcracker This will be a traditional full-length production, featuring all of your favorite characters such as Clara, the Nutcracker, the Rat Queen, the Sugar Plum Fairy, and many others. Performers and dancers ages 7 to adult from the Goleta and S.B. community will make this a favorite holiday tradition. 3-4:30pm. Marjorie Luke Theatre, 721 E. Cota St. $10-$18. Call 328-3823.
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FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Learn about humanitarian and resettlement efforts for refugees in the U.S. and abroad with a panel co-sponsored by AUSB and the Anti-Defamation League. • Noel Bezette-Flores, United Nations resettlement efforts in Texas • Joseph T. Harrison, Direct Relief • Victoria Riskin, Human Rights Watch • Cyndi Silverman, Anti-Defamation League • Marina Andina, Africa relief specialist antiochsb.edu/refugees
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Nectar Holiday Bazaar Pair wine with decadent truffles by Jessica Foster Confections while you shop for unique gifts including herbal products, upcycled items, pottery, prints, and more. Enjoy specially priced drinks and food, as well. 6-8pm. Nectar Eatery & Lounge, 20 E. Cota St. Free. Call 899-4694. nectarsb.com/events
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12/3: Reception: Holiday Exhibition At this contemporary group show, you will meet the artists, eat cake, and celebrate the holidays, all in one evening. 4-6pm. Marcia Burtt Gallery, 517 Laguna St. Free. Call 962-5588. marciaburtt.com
12/3-12/4: Live Holiday Entertainment Enjoy live jazz from Idiomatique, Madrigali, and costumed carolers The Other Reindeer as you stroll through the mall for your holiday shopping. Sat: 1-5:45pm; Sun: 3:45-5:35pm. Center Ct., Paseo Nuevo. Free. Call 963-7147. paseonuevoshopping.com/events 12/3: Reception: Holiday for the Animals Artist Patti Jacquemain will exhibit her work in a serene botanic garden hidden in the hills behind the mission and sign copies of her new book, Journey of the Great Bear Through California’s Golden Past. Garden hours: Sat.-Sun., 10am-4pm; Reception: 1-4pm. Creekspirit Mosaic Garden, 1000 Mission Canyon Rd. Free. Call 682-6724. creekspirit.org
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sional string quartet and soprano soloist, will perform Christmas music from across the globe as well as traditional carols. Be ready to sing along! 3pm. Trinity Lutheran Church, 909 N. La Cumbre Rd. Suggested donation: $12. Call 682-1537.
12/4: Advent Organ Series Trinity’s minister of keyboard music, Thomas Joyce, will take you on a journey of organ compositions from the past and present with guest musicians in celebration of advent. There will be additional performers on December 11 and 18. 3:30pm. Trinity Episcopal Church, 1500 State St. Free-$10. Call 965-7419. trinitysb.org 12/4: Ellwood School Holiday Extravaganza, Zach Gill This annual fundraiser for Ellwood Elementary School will
have a raffle, dinner, and silent and live auctions with live entertainment from multi-instrumentalist and ALO member Zach Gill. 7pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State St. $25. Call 962-7776. sohosb.com
12/4: Alternative Christmas Market This is the perfect opportunity to support nonprofits through purchasing gifts or making donations in the name of a loved one. Participating organizations include Episcopal Relief & Development, Heifer International, Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance, Angels Bearing Gifts, American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, Unite-to-Light, and World Dance for Humanity. Kids’ crafts are made by Trinity children with the proceeds equally distributed among the organizations. 9am-12:30pm. Trinity Episcopal Church, 1500 State St. Free. Call 965-7419. trinitysb.org
12/4: Snap! Drag Revue Brunch: Snow Queens — A Drag Spectacle There’s nothing like a pop-up drag show to get you in the holiday spirit! Join these snow queens for a latemorning breakfast and short sketches. Noon. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State St. $15. Ages 18+. Call 962-7776.
12/4: Christmas Dinner and Santa Lucia Pageant Celebrate the season the Scandinavian way with a children’s Santa Lucia Pageant, a traditional buffet dinner, live auction, and dancing around the Christmas tree in honor of Saint Lucy’s Day on December 13. 6pm. Loggia Ballroom, Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore S.B., 1260 Channel Dr. Free-$60. Call 684-0096.
12/4: BCRC 9th Annual Holiday Tea & Fashion Show Breast Cancer Resource Center clients will model the season’s latest fashions while you enjoy a scrumptious lunch, tea, and divine desserts. Shop at the jewelry boutique, enter a raffle, and take part in a silent auction to benefit the center. Noon. Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore S.B., 1260 Channel Dr. $100. Call 569-9693.
Monday 12/5 12/5: Holidays and Hollynights with Laurence Juber Trio Hear your favorite holiday hits performed acoustically by Grammy Award–winning guitarist Laurence Juber and his bandmates. 8pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State St. $15. Call 965-8676. sohosb.com
dec. 1-7 Tuesday 12/6 12/6: A John Waters Christmas John Waters, known for his work in movies such as Hairspray and Pink Flamingos, will perform an unforgettable night of holiday mischief in a one-man show that will put the X in Xmas for the open-minded adult. 8pm. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. $36-$116. Call 963-0761. lobero.com 12/6: Inspire Dance Holiday Showcase Dancers ages 5-16 years old will dance in wonderful costumes for a special ballet performance. 4-5pm. Goleta Library, 500 N. Fairview Ave., Goleta. Free. Call 964-7878. sbplibrary.org
Wednesday 12/7 12/7: Snowflake Ballerina Craft Learn how to make these delicate yet deceptively simple winter decorations, and turn your house or your room into a winter wonderland! 6-7pm. Goleta Library, 500 N. Fairview Ave., Goleta. Free. Call 964-7878.
12/7: Uncovering the Meaning of the Season Through Word, Music, and Film Steven Jacobsen will guide you through simple sentiments about the holiday to uncover profound insights to carry into everyday life, as well as some insight into the meaning for the season. 9:30am-3:30pm. La Casa de Maria, 800 El Bosque Rd. Free$14. Call 969-5031. lacasademaria.org
12/7: The Creative Spark: Holiday Luminaria A great way for children and families to spend a crafternoon and bring nature indoors is to create sweet lanterns that emit a lovely diffused light for any holiday table or room. Supplies will be provided. 3:30-4:30pm. Preregistration is requested. Community Hall, Montecito Library, 1469 East Valley Rd., Montecito. Free. Call 969-5063. sbplibrary.org
12/7: Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Commerce Holiday Mixer Mingle and jingle with Carpinteria business and community members while enjoying a no-host bar. 5-7pm. S.B. Polo & Racquet Club, 3300 Via Real, Carpinteria. $5-$10. Call 684-5479.
12/7: Rockstar Trolley of Lights Take a tour through town for some of the best sight-seeing S.B. has to offer. The trolley will allow you to see the amazing Christmas lights and decorations the community has on display. Perfect for the entire family, the tour also includes hot chocolate and candy canes for the ultimate holiday experience. 5:30pm. Sambos, 216 W. Cabrillo Blvd. Free-$26. Call 451-9999. rockstartrolley.com
Pet Photos with Santa If your furry friend feels left out from the festive activities, fear not, for your cat or dog can meet with Santa as long as they are on a leash or in a pet carrier. 4-6pm. La Cumbre Plaza, 121 S. Hope Ave. Free. Call 687-6458. shoplacumbre.com/events
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JINGLE BANDS: Marching bands, Santa Claus, and others will star in the 64th Annual Downtown S.B. Holiday Parade on Friday, where grand marshals Cody (below left) and Caleb Walker (below right) will bring attention to a disaster-relief organization founded by their late brother, the actor Paul Walker.
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he world lost a good heart with the sudden family was down here, and I wanted to move home. death of Fast & Furious actor Paul Walker, He left us his charity, and so I had to make sure that but the late Santa Barbara resident’s legacy it stuck around. And I felt it was a good fit based lives on through Reach on the stuff I was doing in Out Worldwide (ROWW), Oregon, and I’ve been very a nonprofit network of fortunate for the people first responders and EMTwho have helped me make trained professionals who are it as successful as it can be. on call for natural-disaster relief. Founded, designed, and Was the decision made funded solely by Walker before right after his acciby Sarah Sutherland his death, ROWW seeks to dent? Yes, it was. He fill the gap of delay it takes passed away November 30, for foreign aid to get to crisis 2013, and I was involved sites. beginning of January 2014. To support ROWW and Unfortunately, there just honor Walker, his brothers, wasn’t any time. Losing Cody and Caleb Walker, him was very tragic and were crowned the grand traumatic and unexpected; marshals of the 64th Annual there was really no time Downtown Santa Barbara for anything. Paul was Holiday Parade, which the beating heart of the begins at 6:30 p.m. on Friorganization. In fact, most day, December 2, at Sola and people, even the majority State streets and travels down of his good fans, didn’t to Cota. Cody, who is now know it existed, further brand manager and CEO of showing you just how kind ROWW, spoke to me about of special it was. ROWW Paul and their organization over the phone from his didn’t operate on donations from anybody. It was home in Altadena. (What follows is an edited version Paul secretly sending these teams to areas of the of our conversation, but a longer version can be seen world that had been stricken by disaster, funded at independent.com/cody-walker.) completely on his own dime. It’s a testament to how generous of a person he was and how much he cared How does it feel to be given this honor? It was for his fellow human beings. very unexpected, but it just makes so much sense. … They are honoring Paul in a town that he lived in, What would you like Santa Barbara to know that he called home, that he loved, that we all loved, about Paul? Santa Barbara should just know that and, yeah, it was an easy decision. Paul really enjoyed his time living up there. He loved the people there; he loved the way they treated him; How did you get involved with ROWW? I he loved the way that everyone around him knew decided that I wanted to get into the emergency who he was and where he lived, but they just let him medical field, and I got my EMT through UCLA’s be him. He’d be so honored in that respect that they Center for Prehospital Care after I graduated from are remembering him in this parade. UCSB and immediately moved to Oregon, where I pursued a two-year program to become a paraSee roww.org for more info on the organization medic. And then Paul passed away, and all of my and downtownsb.org for more on the parade. n
WOVEN TOGETHER: Hannah Vainstein is hosting the pop-up event to bring together S.B.’s creative artisan community.
Late Actor’s Brothers, Cody and Caleb Walker, Serve as Grand Marshals for December 2 Parade
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t the start of World War I, combat took place on a battlefield through offensive warfare and bayonet charging. Yet by the end four years later, trench warfare had become synonymous with the Great War. These shifting military techniques are fully explored in an exhibit called Helmets of the First World War, now on display for free at the UCSB Library to coincide with the war’s 100th anniversary. The exhibit is curated by James W.I. Lee, an associate professor of history who studies warfare from ancient to modern times. “I want people to understand what happened in WWI,” he explained. “It was a terrible war, and most people don’t really know about it. There are huge things that happened politically, socially, [including] the rise of the United States.” His displays focus on the changing technology and what effects it had on the soldier experience. In 1914, people had a very romantic idea about wars. “They thought it would be very glorious, and uniforms and helmets reflected that,” he explained. German soldiers, for instance, had leather helmets with polished brass fittings and metal spikes at the crown.
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lot to be thankful for when they sat down for dinner last Thursday. “My dad spoke about how blessed we were to be together,” said Williams, known as “Big Al” when he pounded the boards for UCSB’s basketball team. It was because Alan and his mother have a way of following each other around that they were anthem. The gesture did not find favor among many fans or reunited with his father, Cody Williams Sr., a university officials, although they are not about to impinge justice of the peace in Phoenix. Also at the table on the players’ First Amendment rights. for Thanksgiving dinner was younger brother The Gaucho women are thoughtful, concerned human Cody Jr., a current UCSB student. beings, not robotic athletes, but head coach Bonnie Henrickson warns that their intentions can be misinterpreted. Shortly after Alan began his UCSB career in 2011, Jeri Williams left the Phoenix police department “They don’t disrespect our military, but it can come across to become chief of police in Oxnard, enabling her to that they do,” Henrickson said. When they played at Iowa State on Veteran’s Day, the Gauchos were wise enough to attend many of her son’s Gaucho games. “She’s my FUTURE SUN: Alan Williams is flanked by his parents, Cody and Jeri, during a ceremony before his last UCSB home basketball game in 2015. stand throughout the anthem. best friend,” Big Al said. He graduated in 2015 as UCSB’s all-time leading rebounder — for two years, he topped all NCAA rookie during the exhibition season.“The kid is gonna play COLLEGE HOOP SCENE: There was some Big Al déjà vu Division 1 players in that category — but the bulky 68 10-15 years in the NBA just off of hustle,” Watson said. “He’s at USC’s Galen Center last Sunday night when UCSB’s center was bypassed in the NBA draft. To pursue his profes- a great teammate.” two 68, 270-pounders went to work against the Trojans. sional basketball ambitions, he signed with the Quingdao Williams recently told Karen Crouse of the New York Junior Jalen Canty had 16 points and 10 rebounds, and DoubleStar Eagles of the Chinese Basketball Association, Times how his loyalty to the team threatened to fracture his sophomore Ami Lakoju chipped in with 12 points and which took him far away from home relationship with his mother. In the wake of San Francisco six rebounds. On the thinner side, 610 junior Alex Hart 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s refusing to stand added 14 points for the Gauchos. But all that domination last fall. When Williams returned to the during the national anthem, the Suns brought up the idea in the paint could not prevent the torrid-shooting Trojans states, the Phoenix Suns tried him of staging their own demonstration against social injustice, (14 three-pointers) from sending the Gauchos down to out and offered him a provisional con- including police brutality. “We talked about it at length,” their fifth straight defeat, 96-72. UCSB will seek its first tract. He excelled in the NBA sum- Williams said, and if the consensus was that they’d engage victory tonight (Thu., Dec. 1, 7pm) at the Thunderdome mer league — the leading rebounder in a form of protest, he said he would go along with it, most against Sonoma State. … Also today, Westmont Colagain — and when the 2016-17 season likely to Chief Williams’s chagrin. lege plays a double-header at Murchison Gym, as the began, he secured a guaranteed contract as a reserve center The predicament was avoided when the players decided No. 2–ranked (NAIA) Warrior women (4-1) take on Cal to deal with the issues individually through community Lutheran at 5:30 p.m., and the No. 12 men’s team (6-1) with the Suns. Meanwhile, the city of Phoenix was searching for a new outreach. When the national anthem is played, Williams faces La Sierra at 7:30 p.m. … UCSB’s women fed the ball to 64 Drew Edelman, who made 18 of 26 shots in their chief of police, and who should it hire but Jeri Williams, the stands respectfully with the rest of the Suns. There have been displays of Kaepernicking in the Thun- wins over Pepperdine and Northern Arizona. … SBCC’s first woman and second African American to assume that position. She was sworn in on October 28 and was intro- derdome by members of the UCSB women’s basket- women will be in action at the Sports Pavilion against the duced to an ovation at a Suns’ game two nights later. ball team. At the Gauchos’ first three home games, most College of Marin (Fri., Dec. 2, 7pm) and Victor Valley “Mom is one of a kind,” Alan Williams said. “She has a of them — 11 out of 15 before they played Northern Ari- (Sat., Dec. 3, 5pm). Jocelin Petatan, a 57 Vaquero guard, tough job, but she gets through it with grace.” When he was zona on November 20 — took a knee during the national had 18 rebounds in a 61-54 loss to Moorpark last weekend. young, he worried about her safety as a cop on the beat. To this day, she wears a bulletproof vest for her son’s peace of mind. On the basketball court, Williams tries to emulate his mother by “being as professional as possible.” He shed about 30 pounds and now weighs around 260 —“less fat, more muscle,” he said — to improve his mobility. He saw action in seven of Phoenix’s 18 games through last weekend. “I’m ready whenever my number’s called,” he said. “My goal every time out is to make the most of my minutes.” When he got significant playing time in back-to-back Robert Hutchins, Carolin Chang, Jackson Stormo, Katherine Sheehy, road games, Williams proSBCC basketball SBCC golf San Marcos basketball SBCC soccer duced a pair of double-doubles: The sophomore guard scored The sophomore rallied on The 68 junior helped the After scoring a goal in a 3-1 15 points and 15 rebounds in a a career-high 31 points with the final nine holes to win Royals get the season off to a play-off win over Ventura, the win over the Indiana Pacers, nine assists and seven steals her second consecutive freshman forward connected good start, scoring 18 points in and 12 points and 11 rebounds in a 99-92 semifinal victory Community College State golf a win at Pioneer Valley and 22 in a 1-0 upset of Santiago in a loss at Philadelphia. over Hancock College at the championship with a 36-hole points in an 80-33 blowout of Canyon to send SBCC into the Earl Watson, the Suns’ Hancock Tournament. score of three-under-par 141. 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PIE MAKER IMMORTALIZED: Upon winning last year’s Best in Show crown, Melissa Bishop had a tintype photograph taken by Lindsey Ross of La Chambre Photographique (lachambrephotographique.com).
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ast year, when photographer/author Leela Cyd and illustrator/stylist Joya Rose hosted the first ever Spectacular Santa Barbara Pie Contest at Sama Sama Kitchen, an Ojai caterer and private chef named Melissa Bishop wowed the crowd with a spiced-lamb tagine pie topped with turmeric cream, which won her the Best in Show award. To help us prepare for this year’s second annual contest, which is on Saturday, December 3, 3-6 p.m., at Potek Winery in The Mill (406 E. Haley St., Ste. 1), Bishop told us some of her secrets. Tell us about yourself. My home is Ojai, and I cook for a living, mainly doing
retreat catering in town and providing regular meal service for private clients.
What’s your pie-making background? My father’s favorite food is olallieberry
pie from Duarte’s in Pescadero, and I grew up eating it regularly. That said, I have always thought of myself as an intuition-led cook as opposed to a scientifically inclined baker. I am much more of a pie eater than a pie baker. In fact, the first cooking blunder that I can ever remember was when I tried to bake biscuits as a teenager and added four times the amount of baking powder, resulting in inedible bricks that tasted like a metal bowl. Tell us about last year’s winning pie. When the pie competition was
announced last year, I was enrolled in Food Forward’s Master Food Preserver course. My classmate Jess Wang, a chef in L.A., made the best pie that I had ever tasted: curried beef with perfectly executed crust. I couldn’t stop thinking about that savory perfection for weeks, so I challenged myself to rise to the occasion and bake a pie. From that curried-pie origin, I followed my kitchen lineage back to my dear friend and co-caterer Ayda Robana, who makes the best tagine I have ever eaten.
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eaders Wade and Bruce tell me that the former Rusty’s Pizza lighthouse building at 15 East Cabrillo Boulevard, which is currently under construction, now features signage indicating that the space has been leased. Readers Foodie Dan and Cris passed word that the new tenant is Bluewater Grill, which hopes to open next year in a twostory restaurant space overlooking the ocean. Bluewater Grill was established by partners Rick Staunton and Jim Ulcickas in Newport Beach in 1996 and has grown into a family of eight seafood restaurants in California (from Temecula to Catalina Island) and Arizona over the past 20 years. SEAFOOD BY SEA: Sustainable SoCal seafood chain Bluewater Grill is “We work directly with the Seafood for the turning the lighthouse building on the waterfront near Stearns Wharf Future program at the Long Beach aquarium,” into a two-story restaurant. said Ulcickas, who said that the aquarium reviews all of the restaurant’s purchases on a BURGERS COMING TO CHAPALA: The Hunquarterly basis to ensure they are offering only sus- gry Cat restaurant at 1134 Chapala Street, which tainable seafood. “We serve over 40 types of sea- opened in April 2007, plans to close after Christfood throughout the year,” he explained.“Seasonal mas. Reader Wade recently noticed a liquor license specials can feature cioppino and bouillabaisse change-of-ownership sign suggesting that the next during those frigid months and comfort foods that tenant will be Pak Burger, Inc. Word on the street people may have enjoyed when they were growing is that Pak Burger is brought to you by Phil and up, including fried Ipswich clams from Cape Cod, Kourtney Wright, owners of The Sportsman and softshell crabs from Maryland, petrale sole from Whiskey Richards. Rumor has it that one of the the San Francisco Bay Area, Dungeness crab from names under consideration for the new restaurant the Pacific Northwest, sand dabs from Southern is “Juicy Lucy’s.” California, and, of course, things like harpoon swordfish that people have grown up with here.” ALCHEMY SPA AND CAFÉ CLOSES: Reader Steve H. let me know that Alchemy Spa and Café Visit bluewatergrill.com. at 430 Chapala Street closed in September. “It is with deep sadness that Alchemy Spa and Café is now closed,” said owner Emma Narachi. “I would sincerely like to thank Alchemy’s clients for their kind support over the last five years.” Alchemy opened March 2011. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED:
ITCHING TO MOVE IN: Chef Phillip Frankland Lee and his wife, pastry chef Margarita Kallas-Lee (both front center), of Scratch Bar & Kitchen in Los Angeles are taking over the former Montecito Café location.
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The restaurant and bar space at the Montecito Inn that was home to Montecito Café has been leased by the husband-and-wife duo of Phillip Frankland Lee and Margarita Kallas-Lee behind Scratch Bar & Kitchen in Los Angeles. Their plans for the Montecito Inn space are still under development, but they are planning to have more than one concept within the space in order to offer both their popular Scratch Bar dinner experience while still providing more casual restaurant service for hotel guests and locals seeking breakfast, lunch, or dinner. As the name suggests, everything in the kitchen is prepared from scratch. The Lees hope to open in the summer of 2017. Visit scratchbarla.com.
Reader Steve tells me that McConnell’s Ice Cream at 201 West Mission Street has completed a name change. It is now known as Mission Ice Cream and Yogurt, featuring McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams. AHI
Reader Patrick says a new sign has been posted in the window at Ahi Sushi, 3631 State Street. The sign reads:“Dear Patrons, Ahi will close its doors on November 6, 2016, and reopen under new ownership after a minor remodel. Thank you for your continuous patronage. Sincerely, Henson & Ken.” Visit ahisb.com. OMAKASE @ BLACK SHEEP: The Black Sheep
at 26 East Ortega Street will be doing a special omakase eight-course menu on Tuesday, December 6, at 5-9 p.m. Chefs Robert Perez and Juan Agustin will offer a variety of raw and cooked seafood with hot protein items for $50 a person. The menu is available at theblacksheepsb.com. Reservations are suggested. Call 965-1113.
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PIE TAKE TWO: This year’s pie contest is at Potek Winery, but here’s a view of last year’s fun at Sama Sama.
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Slow-cooked lamb with dried apricots and prunes was the obvious choice, as well as some preserved lemon flecked throughout the mixture, and the savory turmeric whipped cream on top was my personal touch.
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Did you expect to win? On the morning of the
competition, I woke up on the right side of the bed and never looked back. The whole house smelled like a warm, stewy hug while the tagine cooked for about eight hours, and I thoroughly enjoyed the process of rolling out the dough while repeating, “Thank you, please work, thank you, thank you.” To be honest, I loved my pie, and every parent wants their pie-child to succeed, don’t they? I will be entering this year. After hemming and hawing, I just signed up this week! No solid plans yet, but you can count on a flaky crust.
What tips do you have for other pie-makers? Butter. Use butter. Don’t mess around with
shortening or vinegar or vodka. Just use butter.
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Show, Junior, People’s Choice, Wild Card, and Special Diet. Prizes include McConnell’s ice cream cakes; a robe, pajamas, and boots from UGG; gift cards; and more. Those who’d like to eat but not make pie can also attend, though a $15 donation is suggested. Proceeds go to the Transition House. See tinyurl.com/sbpie2.
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efore Sex and the City, before Seinfeld, and before Friends, New York had Neil Simon, the original bard of single life in the big city. With the possible exception of his cinematic contemporary Woody Allen, no one did as much as Simon to make the New York sense of humor a national mainstay; his influence lives on in film, television, and on the stage, where Simon’s disciples are myriad and far-flung. Like a Central Park West version of Tom Joad, Simon’s tone is everywhere. Wherever people spout selfdeprecating one-liners, Simon is there; whenever a relative ribs a mensch about his lack of a love life, Simon is there; and whenever a wounded character seduces his foil with a witty comeback, well, Simon is there, too. Starting this week, Simon’s 1977 play Chapter Two will be at Ensemble Theatre Company’s New Vic until December 18. It Todd Weeks and Caroline Kinsolving was a breakthrough play for the writer, who used it to tap into an autobiographical vein of mate- Vic last season, I learned that, according to rial that would lead him to the triumph Simon’s autobiography, the playwright was of the Eugene trilogy that began with the so moved by the first read-through that he hit Brighton Beach Memoirs in 1983. Chap- broke down in a fit of emotional catharsis. ter Two draws on the sense of hope and To dwell too much on the weight of redemption that Simon found with his sec- mortality in Chapter Two would, however, ond wife, actress Marsha Mason, after the be a mistake. This is, after all, Neil Simon death of his first wife, dancer Joan Baim, we are talking about. The protagonist, in 1973. Speaking with director Andrew George Schneider, who will be played by Barnicle, whose production of Noël Cow- Todd Weeks, writes popular fiction under ard’s Fallen Angels was such a hit at the New a British pen name and has become, like
his creator, a widower at the relatively young age of 42. Wisecracking brother Leo (Thomas Vincent Kelly) meets George at his mournfully cold and empty Central Park West apartment upon the writer’s return from a grief-stricken trip to Europe. The brother’s suggestion? Dial the phone number of Jennie (Caroline Kinsolving), an actress he thinks George might like. Meanwhile, on the Upper East Side, Faye (Heather Ayers) sets about consoling her friend Jennie, recently divorced from a professional football player, with some neatly complementary advice: Why not check out George? Of course, she’s not ready to date, and neither is he, but through some remarkable coincidences and a lot of very clever repartee, the two become one. Director Barnicle describes his deft approach to the material as similar to the way he went after the Coward script, saying, “I go at it like a Chekhov play. You have to find the human beings first through the language and then let that reality bring the laughter.” With some slight tweaking of the original script’s time frame — a matter of weeks, not months — this production will set it firmly within the penumbra of the winter holidays, making it a perfect December diversion for theatergoers in search of a sophisticated antidote to other, more treacly traditional offerings. For tickets and information, visit etcsb.org or call 965-5400. — Charles Donelan david bazemore
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It was recently announced that longtime Santa Barbara residents Julia LouisDreyfus and Brad Hall have made a major donation to the Lompoc Theatre Project, which is dedicated to restoring the historic 1927 building on North H Street. “We are thrilled and honored to be involved in the Lompoc Theatre Project,” said Louis-Dreyfus in a press release. “We are firm believers that this theater will be the beating cultural heart of the community.” The funds will be used to remove hazardous materials from inside the theater, which was shuttered in the late 1980s.“I was born in Santa Barbara County and can’t wait to see this project start, finish, and flourish,”Hall said. See lompoctheatre.org. — Michelle Drown
Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling (pictured) reunite for the third time onscreen in the romantic musical La La Land Land, which hits theaters December 9. Written and directed by Damien Chazelle (Whiplash), the film tells of a musician (Gosling) and aspiring actress (Stone) who meet and fall in love in the City of Angels. The film made the festival circuit this past year, winning awards and critical acclaim. For their stellar performances in La La Land Land, Stone and Gosling will receive the Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s (SBIFF) Outstanding Performers Award on Friday, February 3, 2017, at the Arlington Theatre. “Ryan and Emma’s luminous performances in La La Land remind us of the transformative and magical role of cinema,” festival director Roger Durling said of the honorees. This will be Gosling’s second SBIFF appearance — he received the Cinema Vanguard Award in 2008 for his role in Lars and the Real Girl— Girl and Stone’s first. The 32nd annual SBIFF runs Wednesday, February 1-Saturday, February 11. — MD See sbiff.org.
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All ye faithful, rejoice! On Thursday, December 8, America’s biggest-selling contemporary Christian music artist, Chris Tomlin, will bring songs of worship and holiday cheer to the Arlington Theatre for his Adore Christmas Tour with label-mate Matt Redman, helping to suffuse some real spirit into S.B.’s seasonal proceedings. The award-winning, Texas-born singer will sing numbers from his two Christmas albums, Adore and Glory in the Highest, plus cuts Highest from his new album, Never Lose Sight Sight. His goal, he said, Chris Tomlin is to bring a spirit of divine devotion back to the commercialized holiday songs. “It’s reminding people that these songs are not little carols that were written when we were kids; Matt Redman these are great worship songs that the church has been singing for hundreds of years,” said Tomlin, whose favorites include “O Holy Night,” “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing,” and “O Come, All Ye Faithful.” Tomlin’s music aims heavenward and heartward with a passion and gravity that demonstrates his deep convictions. “There’s a simplicity to my songs that people can sing, and I hope I do it in a very relevant and reverent way,” he said. His new album title, Never Lose Sight Sight, reflects how “worship is more about seeing than singing. I want these songs to help people see what is really true, that maybe what’s unseen is more powerful and real than what is seen.” With the nation ever more divided and disillusioned following November, Tomlin said this Christmas is an especially vital reminder to turn to the power of selflessness and higher love. “We are obviously in such times of uncertainty, unrest, and fear,” he said. The concert “hopefully will bring in some unity and lift people’s hearts again. That’s what Christmas does that no other season can do.” Chris Tomlin and Matt Redman play the Arlington Theatre (1317 State St.) on Thursday, December 8, at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 963-4408 or visit thearlingtontheatre.com. — Richie DeMaria
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f you watched Macy’s Thanksgiving Day When I spoke with Waters by phone from Parade—or anything else on NBC this his office in Baltimore, it was the first Friday season—news of the network’s Decem- in November, just a few days before the ber 7 television event Hairspray Live was election, and he began by talking about his unavoidable. This all-star production of the experiences in Santa Barbara. “They burned hit Broadway musical has the Bank of America, and the hottest talent (Ariana now I bank at the Bank of Grande, Kristin Chenoweth, America. Isn’t that weird Writer/Director Jennifer Hudson, Harvey how things change?” he Fierstein) and looks to be asked, adding that when the highest-profile broadbroad he lived in Santa Barbara cast television show of the for a few months in 1970, holiday season. Hairspray he “stayed with Sique, Live is the latest version of Mink Stole’s sister, and the 1988 John Waters film her husband, Ron Cuchta, of the same name, a charmcharm and showed my film Multiple Maniacs in Isla Vista. ing story of social tolerance I rented the space, and I among dance-crazy teens in early 1960s Baltimore, and remember that the seatseat this raises a question: Could ing was inner tubes on the enjoying Hairspray Live with floor. It was great.” the family in the comfort of Santa Barbara turns out to have played a your home get any better? by Charles Donelan Yes, it already has. Just significant role in the leave the kids at home on development of Waters’s Tuesday, December 6—the the defining style statement, night before the Hairspray Live broadcast as well. “It was in Santa Barbara that I first — and head to the Lobero Theatre, where started doing my moustache with the eye Hairspray creator Waters will be performing pencil. It wasn’t coming in well, and I was frusfrus A John Waters Christmas,, his one-man show trated with it, and Sique said, ‘Here, try this about how much he loves the holidays. At pencil,’ and what do you know? It worked perthe very least, it ought to give you plenty of fectly, and I’ve used it ever since,” said Waters. material for your next night’s running comSanta Barbara figured in another first for mentary on the TV show. Waters on that early journey west. “I went to Anyone who has followed Waters through my first ever gay liberation meeting in Isla the many phases of his highly idiosyncratic Vista,” he said. “It was mostly lesbians, and it career will have already surmised that A John was great to see that it was happening, but I Waters Christmas is going to be quite different was sort of beyond that. I’d already made a from the kind of family-friendly entertain- movie called Multiple Maniacs, and I think ment NBC typically offers in prime time. For I more wanted to be a weatherman or somedecades now, an uncanny range of appeal has thing at that point.” The notion was prophetic, been part of the Waters mystique; from Pink as his next film, Pink Flamingos, would presFlamingos at midnight to Hairspray at noon ent the world with the spectacle of Divine, a in Herald Square on Thanksgiving, the man deliberate cross between a drag queen and covers a lot of territory. And it’s not just that Godzilla and a fierce defender of the title he crosses over so easily from the hopelessly “filthiest person alive.” If, like so many people, NC-17 A Dirty Shame to the adorably tween- you thrive on the sick humor and skewed friendly Hairspray franchise. After decades frame of reference that only John Waters can working primarily as a filmmaker, Waters provide, then I’ll see you at A John Waters has focused in recent years on writing books Christmas. Don’t forget the hairspray! and performing live, a strategy that’s paid off well on both fronts. His most recent book, A John Waters Christmas plays Carsick, about hitchhiking from Baltimore to Tuesday, December 6, 8 p.m., at San Francisco, became a New York Times best the Lobero Theatre (33 E. Canon Perdido St.). seller in 2014, and appearances such as the one For tickets and information, see lobero.com or he’ll be making on Tuesday at the Lobero keep call 963-0761. fans coming back for more.
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12 WATERHOUSE GALLERY 1114 State Street # 9, 805-962-8885 • The Gallery is going on its 32nd year and 25 years in La Arcada Courtyard. It features artwork from some of today’s finest nationally-known painters. Southwest Art Magazine recognized Diane & Ralph Waterhouse among “10 Prominent People” in the Fine Art Business. Ralph Waterhouse will give a painting demonstration at 5:45 pm. Guitar by Lou Spaventa.
beloved yearly holiday show: 100 Grand. The show features 100 works of art for $1000 or less, and will have pieces by more than 80 living artists. Make sure to get in early, these paintings sell fast.
6 CHANNING PEAKE GALLERY 105 East Anapamu Street, 1st Floor • Joe Girandola visualizes the world’s greatest
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7 ARTAMO GALLERY 11 East Anapamu Street, 805-568-1400 • OFF THE PAPER WALL: In time for the season we
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Santa Barbara Conservancy presents the eagerly awaited 2nd edition of “Santa Barbara - A Guide to El Pueblo Viejo,” that explores the city’s extraordinary history and alluring architecture. Filled with maps, color photographs, and a wealth of historical detail and insights. The book will be available for purchase, and signing by the authors.
Santa Barbara history with holiday entertainment, winter sangria and hot cocoa. On view - “Designing America: Spain’s Imprint in the US,” exploring the impact and relationship of our countries’ shared history. Always family friendly. Plus, visit Santa Claus from 6:00-7:00 pm!
9 SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM OF ART 1130 State Street, 805-963-4364 • At Family 1st Thursday (5:30 – 7:30 pm) in the Family Re- 19 MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART source Center, draw a landscape with ink and crayons inspired by works in “British Art from Whistler to World War II.” At 6:30 pm, Quire of Voyces performs a short program of a capella choral music in the galleries. FREE. 653 Paseo Nuevo Terrace, 805-966-5373 • Signature cocktails from the Bobcat Room and a holiday set from DJ Darla Bea will accompany a performance from local dance troupe La Boheme happening in MCASB’s Main Space. Artist Scotty Wagner will be on hand as well, for those who want to model for a 10 FAULKNER GALLERY Light Drawing Portrait. 40 East Anapamu Street, in the SB Public Library, 805-962-7635 • Original art in diverse media and subjects by some of SBAA’s 548 members is offered for $300 or less in the main gallery 20 SBCAST and an exhibition of new SBAA members’ art is in the side gallery. 513 Garden Street, 805-252-1065 • RED - Celebrating Diversity at SBCAST. Four Studios will display fine art, plus the photography of Patrica Houghton Clarke. Each visual supports our diverse commu11 SANTA BARBARA ARTS nity, and offers a preview to the Pacific Pride annual event, coming to SBCAST on Saturday, December 3rd. 1114 State Street #24, 805-884-1938 • Local maker Randy Meaney showcasing her whim- Food, drinks, music and projections. sical spirit pendants -- an assembly of silver, copper, brass, and beads on bullet casings. She also offers her
C COREPOWER YOGA 1129 State Street, 805-884-9642 • Join CorePower Yoga
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and Armada Beer & Wine Merchant for a night of Vino and Vinyasa. 524 Chapala Street, 805-957-1115 Set to the melodies of live acoustic guitar, enjoy an invigorating power Art at the JCC: Celebration of Life -Sponsored by The Squire Foundation. The unique and poignant show vinyasa class beneath the stars at 5:30 pm. Grab a glass of vino (or celebrates the lives of local Holocaust Survivors through art, with a fresh approach focused on life and beer!) as you mingle with local vendors and community members! renewal. Featuring speakers of Laurie Gross Studio and David Labkovski’s art.
8 FUZION BOUTIQUE & GALLERY 18 SANTA BARBARA HISTORICAL MUSEUM 1115 State Street, 805-687-6401 • Santa Barbara-based artist Martin Diaz presents “Darkness,” 136 East De la Guerra Street, 805-966-1601 • Enjoy a festive 1st Thursday celebrating a series continuing his exploration of black on black tonal works. Delving into texture and character art as well as the abstract, Martin brings fibrous elements of nature to light in a unique composition.
M COMMUNITY ARTS WORKSHOP Come and see vintage & new on display, as well as original comic 631 Garden Street artwork from owner Bob Ficarra’s personal collection. From Batman to Join Downtown Santa Barbara, parade sponsors and friends to ring in the holiday season by celebrating the Walking Dead, Avengers to Dr. Strange, Deadpool to The Simpsons & 64th Annual DSB Holiday Parade! See the professional float builders in action, visit with Santa, and drop off more! Free Comics to all 1st Thursday visitors! your donations for the Unity Toy Drive. See you there for a holly jolly good time.
K CROWE STUDIOS 311 Paseo Nuevo, 805-295-7141 • Crowe Studios features the work of Southern Californian
6 West Anapamu Street, 805-963-2168 • Comics!
15 BELLA ROSA GALLERIES 1103-A State Street, 805-966-1707 • Holiday Show & Sale Featuring Pali-X-Mano, of Solstice Parade renown. His dynamic paintings draw you in with their intensity & color. Many pieces under $100, including works by Edward Borein and a 1/2 Price Collection of Antique & Vintage Jewelry. Wine tasting benefits The Breast Cancer Resource Center of SB. 16 SLINGSHOT GALLERY 220 West Canon Perdido Street, 805- 7703878 • SlingShot gallery is the place to shop for unique and
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fun gift items. We have a fantastic array of holiday cards too. Join us for a glass of wine and get your shopping done early. The Announcement is a wonderful example of Jeff Working’s beautiful art.
offer a wall full of affordable hand-drawn prints and selected other works on paper by Françoise Issaly, Hanna Merians, Jack Mohr, Michael Moon, Suha Sin. Included are collector’s pieces by Hans Bukhardt, Roy Lichtenstein, Heinz Kreutz and others.
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Artists in a variety of mediums, including large format panoramic landscape photography by James Crowe, handcrafted jewelry by Jennifer Crowe, ceramics, wood art, leather goods and gifts. Nov 15 – Dec 31. Enjoy delicious appetizers and caipirinhas while being transported L CITY HALL GALLERY to Brazil through live Brazilian jazz by Teka. In this special night, the restaurant celebrates the works by renowned graffiti and 735 Anacapa Street, First Floor Lobby contemporary artists Alemão and Eriway brought directly from Brazil. Opening Reception for Redwoods to Rockabilly: The Prints of Angelina LaPointe. Curated by Maiza Hixson Come celebrate Brazilian vibrant art and culture. December 1, 2016 - July 28, 2017. City Hall Gallery Reception features musical performances by Amber Anderson and Modern Crusoe (5:00-7:00 p.m). B METRO ENTERTAINMENT
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5 SULLIVAN GOSS - AN AMERICAN GALLERY 11 East Anapamu Street, 805-730-1460 • Sullivan Goss celebrates the opening of its
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of smaller, gift-sized works by all twenty 10 West artists. Please join us for some holiday cheer! (Open Wed - Mon: noon - 5:30 pm.)
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10 West Anapamu Street, 805-770-7711 • Our annual Holiday exhibit features a wall
‘classics’ which combine pearls, gemstones, beads, metals, and found objects. Book signing by Betsy Green – Way Back When: Santa Barbara in 1916. Wine served by Sanford Winery.
965-6611 • The Santa Barbara Art Association presents Artist of the Month, Rebecca Stebbins, oil paintings of autumn in California. From the Channel Islands to Carpinteria, the colors of the season come alive in these new works. Featured 2 DISTINCTIVE ART GALLERY artists are Carol Dixon, Marlise Senzamici, Darlene Roker, Carrie 1331 State Street, 805-845-4833 8 • You’ll find new sculptures by members of the SB Sculptors Guild and local landscape paintings by Chris Potter and Carolyn Paterson. Art makes for wonderful Givens, and Tomi Murphy. holiday gifts for art lovers and for the hard-to-buy-for people on your Christmas list. A variety of price 14 WA WAx AxING POETIC ranges available this season. 1108 State Street, 805-770-2847 • Waxing Poetic 3 LADY MCCLINTOCK STUDIOS ART GALLERY brings their beloved, heirloom quality jewelry to Downtown Barbara. The sentiment reflected in the hand crafted 1221 State Street #6, 805-845-0030 • Be it reality or fantasy, using oil paint on canvas with Santa designs, and the evocative words carved in the metals, gives techniques of the old masters in a contemporary format, artist Pamela Larsson will blow your mind away with her collection of recognizable figures & objects influenced by the sentiments and politics of today. Live voice to the universal truths of love, hope, faith and family. Stop by for wine, bites and live entertainment. music & complimentary wine. 4 10 WEST GALLERY
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1ST ThuRSday GALLERIES 1 DIVINE INSPIRATION GALLERY 1528 State Street, 805-962-6444 • ECLECTIC ENERGIES: A Holiday show presenting this years’ artists: Pedro De La Cruz, Julie Smith, Barbara Eberhart, Carlos Lomeli, and Olga Hotujac. This show runs through January 27th, with an opening artist reception on December 1st. Please come, have a glass of wine, and celebrate with these wonderful artists.
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1st Thursday is an evening of art and culture in downtown Santa Barbara. On the first Thursday of each month, participating galleries and cultural art venues are open from 5-8pm offering the public free access to art in a fun and social environment. In addition, State Street comes alive with performances and interactive exhibits.
D IMPACT HUB 1117 State Street, 805-284-0078 • Impact Hub hosts
x xTILES O RAOUL TExTILES 136 State Street, 805-899-4947 • Raoul Textiles is proud to host a show of Christine Adcock’s UCP WORK, Inc.’s Sundial Studios. UCP WORK, Inc. promotes life baskets, inspired by the form and palette of the natural world. She’ll be showing a group of coiled baskets of without limits for people with disabilities. Sip wine and view the dyed and natural fibers including lecheguilla, date palm fruit stalks, pine needles, Date Palm Infloresence, creations of UCP WORK, Inc.’s resident artists, as well as the whimsical Kentia Palm and more. watercolors and intricate stained glass work of Sundial’s instructor Brian MacLaren. 1ST ThuRSday PERFORMERS E
UNDERGROUND HAIR ARTISTS 1021 Chapala Street, 805-899-8820 • On view: artist Tanna Vivian showing portraits printed on metal along with simple paintings of color overlay.
F SANTA BARBARA COMMUNITY BANK 21 East Carrillo Street, 805-965-8343 • Presenting
local artist Marc Sucher, featured at SlingShot Gallery. Marc’s unique perspective as an artist brings his vision to life. Slingshot Art studio, developed by Alpha Resource Center, promotes artists with developmental disabilities. Join us a block off State Street at our historic adobe. Enjoy guitarist Al Vafa, appetizers & libations.
PLUM GOODS 911 State Street, 805-845-3900 • You’re invited to the grand opening of our second location
featuring gifts, jewelry, original art and slow fashion and showcasing the work of local artist Julie B. Montgomery. Her abstract landscape paintings have been shown nationally and internationally and featured in print, television and film. Come celebrate with us!
SANTA BARBARA TROMBONE SOCIETY 900 State Street, Marshalls Patio, 6:00-8:00 pm
The Santa Barbara Trombone Society is made up of trombone players from throughout Santa Barbara county, and includes several music educators and their students, including SBCC, Westmont College, and UCSB, as well as community members of all ages. The group plays music for ANY occasion, with a massive library of tunes.
SANTA BARBARA REVELS Corner of State and Anapamu Street, 5:00-8:00 pm Santa Barbara Revels proudly presents “The Christmas Revels: A Scottish Celebration of the Winter Solstice” on December 16th thru 18th at the Lobero Theatre. Filled with the gorgeous songs and lively dances of the Scottish Highlands in the mid-1700’s, our exciting, entertaining show features the Solstice Singers and the Pacific Sword Company.
SILENT ILENT NIGHT SILENT DISCO Paseo Nuevo Center Court, 6:00-9:00 pm
Kick off the holidays with the 1st ever Silent Night, a silent disco dance party for the entire family! Wear your ugliest sweater and be prepared to dance and sing-a-long with DJ’s in your headphones! It will be a magical night that starts with SNOWFALL!
H THE VOICE (AKA AKA CASA MAGAZINE) 23 East Canon Perdido Street, 805-965-6448 • “In the Spirit of Family” evokes the holiday
season - highlighting those relationships that we come home to or find home in. Take a look and recall the beauty of life in relation to the wide, diverse, and exciting world. Also: Portraits by Michelle Thomas. Live music, sing-along with Harold, and refreshments.
THE YES STORE 651 Paseo Nuevo, Suite 101, 805-966-9777 • The Yes Store is a seasonal pop-up of artists
ART CRAWL 735 Anacapa Street · The Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative, in partnership with Downtown Santa Barbara, will lead a curated Art Crawl through 1st Thursday festivities. The Art Crawl starts at 5:30 pm in de la Guerra Plaza on the back steps of City Hall (735 Anacapa Street, then head around to the back).
J TE AMO ESTATE & FINE JEWELRY 811 State Street, Suite G, 805-845-7558 • Suemae Lin Willhite draws her ideas from nature
who come together each holiday season to offer handmade one-of-a-kind gifts for holiday shoppers. Please join us on 1st Thursday and throughout the Holiday Season as we present the finest of local artisans--A Santa Barbara Holiday tradition since 1968.
and spiritual inspirations. She paints when she is inspired by a vision in her mind’s eye; creating a wide range of subjects and compositions with a unique style of Chinese impressionism, abstract, and her own Asian Fusion. Live painting demonstrations and refreshments provided!
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LEAPS AND BOUNDS: Pictured from left, dancers Moira Saxena, Jenna Wilson, and Samantha Gerraty perform in Double Exposure: Revealing | Relating | Responding.
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his weekend, your eyes will have much spectral woman, a man driven mad by love, beauty to behold when the UCSB and the ghost of his lover Lenore, all playing Department of Theater and Dance pres- out in a dark drama of control and the loss ents its annual Fall Dance Concert, Double thereof. “The dance is not a reenactment Exposure: Revealing | Relatof the poem but a reverie on death, madness, letting ing | Responding. Featuring works by Gallim Dance go of our earthly body, Artistic Director and Gugmemory of lost loves, and genheim Fellow Andrea the inexorable march of Miller, Vice-Chair and time and aging that is full Director of Dance Chrisof emotion for us but [is] tina McCarthy, guest faculty rather emotionless for the member Brooke Smiley, forces of nature that govern and senior BFA dance stuour existence and our evenrevealing | relaTing | tual decay,” said McCarthy. dents, the evening’s pieces will reorient your way of Mortality and bodily reSponDing looking at familiar themes impermanence also form — love, individuality, spirithe structural framework by Richie DeMaria tuality — through the eyeof Smiley’s “Bone Stories,” opening repositioning of a layered and thoughtgraceful and inspiring moving bodies. provoking piece composed through a colThe concert’s ocular themes are appro- laborative choreographic process with the priate, given the visionary reputation of the cast of student dancers. “‘Bone Stories’ is an women at the helm. Miller — whose works exploration of bones and relationship to linintegrate the imagery and modalities of eage,” Smiley said. “The piece is an individual theater, visual arts, music, and politics — has and collective reevaluation of what is possible been known to contort the common into the from the present moment if we honor our uncommon, like with her piece “W H A L E,” bones.” In her work, the roles of muscle movein which dancers spin and tumble around ments become reimagined in the moment, a deconstruction of domesticity. Her lively new expressions of a kinetic heritage. “Pupil Suite” is performed to the exuberantly The concert will also showcase the work colorful music of the Israeli band Balkan Beat of three BFA student-choreographers, Box, wherein the dancers’ dynamics explode Kaydee Black, Andrea Rhoades, and Holly with unexpected vivacity and jittery jolts, like Warner. “This concert is truly special with a ballroom dance on an extravagantly listing the opportunity to see student choreography alongside the creative work of UCSB faculty tropical vessel. In “Nevermore,” McCarthy overturns the and a special guest choreographer,” said surface meanings of Edgar Allen Poe’s famous UCSB dance faculty member and concert poem “The Raven” with her multimedia inter- director Brandon Whited, in a statement. pretation of his words through dance and “You will witness an expression of the stupuppetry. The choreographer/puppeteer has dents’ technical and artistic training come been a longtime fan of his writings and their to life.” exploration of love, madness, revenge, loss, Double Exposure is an invitation to see and death.“I love how they blend reality with things a little differently — to embrace new a macabre unreality that is full of the dark side ways of looking at the world and the ways of our psyche, played out in what is essentially our bodies come and go through it and from our mundane world,” she said. it. With three performances to choose from, In her piece, a raven puppet controlled by you’ll have the opportunity to see it a new a puppeteer dances in the air with a boney way each time.
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Double Exposure: Revealing | Relating | Responding takes place Friday, December 2, at 8 p.m. and Saturday, December 3, at 2 and 8 p.m., at UCSB’s Hatlen Theater. For more information, call 893-2064 or visit theaterdance.ucsb.edu.
A BAROQUE HOLIDAY Tuesday, December 13, 2016 / 7:30 pm All Saints-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church 83 Eucalyptus Lane, Santa Barbara
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Purcell’s Chaconne in G minor Multiple works by Vivaldi Corelli’s “Christmas Concerto” WORKS BY THREE COMPOSING TITANS OF THE Baroque era will be presented in the glorious sanctuary of All Saints-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church in Santa Barbara. Featuring a program uniquely suited to the season, including Arcangelo Corelli’s renowned Christmas Concerto, this is a holiday celebration not to be missed. A trio of talented violinists – Amy Hershberger, Sooah Kim, and Hwi-Eun Kim – will take turns in the spotlight over the course of this special evening. CONCERT: $60 Call 805-966-2441 or 805-963-0761 for tickets. Visit us online at sbco.org. Discount Code SBIND 10%
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Rockin’ ARound the Christmas tree STRANGE TIMES OF THE SEASON: The nice thing about holidays is they make the world feel reliable and dependable. You can trust in the stability of your tree and the glow of your ornaments, even if the world seems to have taken a turn for the retroactively weird and terrifying. But lest the turning of the calendar bring on feelings of Grinch-y gloom, we are reminded at times such as these of each other and the love HAVE A HOLLY JOLLY ELLWOOD: Get into the that keeps us all afloat. giving spirit when ace accordionist Zach Gill We somehow made it (above) hosts an Ellwood Elementary Extravaganza through a year once fundraiser at SOhO on Sunday. again, and we weren’t the only ones who struggled along the way here and there. What better reason to give gratitude or a gift than to say, “Thanks for making it through with me”? Or perhaps you feel moved to make life a little easier for others to get through by improving their day-to-day. If so, consider seeing ALO’s Zach Gill, the generously spirited singer/guitarist whose accordion-accented reveries will help out Ellwood Elementary School at the Ellwood Extravaganza on Sunday, December 4, 7 p.m. at SOhO Restaurant & Music Club (1221 State St.). A silent and live auction and a raffle will help out programs for the children at Ellwood, and all the proceeds of the event will go directly to the school, so dinner reservations are encouraged. HOLIDAY CHEER: Another nice thing about these steadfast traditions of ours is how versatile they are — how our Christmas carols and songs can adapt to any genre, for better and for worse. In one instance of the “for better,” SOhO again rings in the holiday cheer with finger-style guitar master and his band, the Laurence Juber Trio, who come to town on Monday, December 5, on the reindeer hoof heels of a recent Christmas album release. First coming to fame as lead guitarist in Paul McCartney’s Wings, with whom he won a Grammy (and no doubt simply had a wonderful Christmastime at some point or other, if you’ll recall McCartney’s song), Juber has since made a name for himself with his virtuosic guitar skills and will interpret holiday greats with uncommon ability. His album LJ Plays the Beatles was voted one of Acoustic Guitar magazine’s all-time Top 10 albums. Sounds like a simply wonderful time.
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hen the new Granada Theatre was unveiled in February 2008, the Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts (SBCPA) master plan provided for the presentation of music, theater, dance, and spoken word, but one key contemporary art form was noticeable for its absence: film. Four years later, the theater’s board of directors determined that what was once deemed unnecessary was in fact essential, and, thanks largely to the generosity of Sarah and Roger Chrisman, as well as additional support from the Audrey Hillman Fisher Foundation, the Granada installed a spectacular 40-foot, 4K digital rear projection movie screen that’s among the most technically advanced of any such systems anywhere. Since then, the SBCPA’s Community Engagement committee has created film series that have brought people into the theater for screenings of everything from The Letters, a documentary about Mother Teresa, to National Lampoon’s Animal House, the 1978 comedy that made Saturday Night Live cutup John Belushi a movie star. Each of the Granada’s film series appeals to a different audience with a carefully crafted concept. Movies That Matter, which is curated and hosted by former Santa Barbara mayor Hal Conklin, pairs films that address issues of family life, faith, and community with nonprofit organizations that support related causes. For example, with The Letters, Conklin invited the city’s Catholic churches to attend in celebration of Teresa’s canonization as a saint by Pope Francis in September 2016. The letters referred to in the film’s title are personal letters that Teresa addressed to a confidant, describing her struggles ministering to the poorest of the poor in India. Other significant pairings include the film Concussion, which was shown to an audience that included the athletic departments of the city’s public high schools, and Dead Man Walking with staff and patrons of La Casa de Maria Retreat Center. Although he admits that Movies That Matter is “not a moneymaker,” Conklin sees it as a key component in the Granada’s strategy to serve the entire community. He sees it as a way to create
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meaningful dialogue and to “highlight the nonprofits” that serve our city. Other series include And the Band Played On, a music film series that continues this winter with Zucchero: Una Rosa Blanca, a concert by popular Italian bluesman Zucchero filmed in Cuba, on Tuesday, December 6, and Shine a Light, Martin Scorsese’s Rolling Stones concert film, on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. For Craig Springer, the Chrisman executive director of the SBCPA, these film presentations are about listening to the community and delivering something that people truly want, rather than pushing them to accept a top-down approach. That’s why he convened a focus group and brought in Monique Limón, among others, to help program Cine en Domingo, the Sunday-afternoon series of contemporary and classic Spanish-language films from Latin America. After a slow start, these presentations have caught on, and now whole multigenerational family groups are showing up for these screenings, which have done something to address the gap left by the conversion of the Mission Theater on lower State Street into a multiplex. No account of the role of film at the Granada would be complete without mentioning its ongoing commitment to the work of composer and longtime Santa Barbara resident Elmer Bernstein. The Academy Award–winning artist’s many films have been part of the Granada’s program since its inception. Curated and presented by Bernstein biographer Jon Burlingame, the next two films in the series are Summer and Smoke on Monday, December 5, and The Shootist, on Monday, January 9, 2017. For a complete listing of all the exciting programs and events at the Granada, visit granadasb.org. — Charles Donelan
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 Incarnate (91 mins., PG-13) In this horror/thriller, Aaron Eckhart plays exorcist Dr. Seth Ember, who has the ability to enter the subconscious of a possessed human being. He meets his match when confronting an 11-year-old boy who has fallen prey to a demon. Metro 4 Manchester by the Sea (137 mins., R) Kenneth Lonergan writes and directs this drama about Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck) who, after his brother Joe’s (Kyle Chandler) sudden death, is named legal guardian of Joe’s son, Patrick. He returns to his hometown of Manchester by the Sea to raise his nephew and deal with old demons.
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rights, however, she begins to rethink her desire to win at all costs. Paseo Nuevo (Opens Thu., Dec. 8) Office Christmas Party (105 mins., R) Jason Bateman and Jennifer Anniston team up in this holiday comedy about CEO Carol Vanstone (Aniston), who decides to shut down the branch of her company run by her hard-partying brother, Clay. To save his and his officemates’ jobs, Clay and his colleague Josh (Bateman) throw an epic holiday party to impress a client.
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nOW SHOWing Allied (124 mins., R) This historical drama tells the story of Canadian intelligence officer Max Vatan (Brad Pitt) and a French Resistance fighter (Marion Cotillard) who fall in love and marry during WWII only to have their relationship unravel when Vatan is told that his wife is a sleeper spy for Germany. Camino Real/Paseo Nuevo
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In this poetic sci-fi movie, 12 mysterious spacecraft occupied by aliens carrying an uncertain purpose land on Earth. Unlike just about every other film about aliens, where military might is once again the hero of the day, Arrival questions humanity’s trigger-happy 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. It’s brilliantly acted by Amy Adams and directed by Denis Villeneuve. (RD) Camino Real/Paseo Nuevo
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.
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
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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)
O The Eagle Huntress (87 mins., PG)
Just in time for the holidays, this movie offers a heartwarming look at Kazakh eagle-hunting culture and the remarkably talented young huntress, Aisholpan, who dares to join the all-male ranks of hunters on the snowy steppe. Aisholpan is an inspiring child, a reminder of just how powerful girls and children in general can be and of the bias and ignorance of adults — and Simon Niblett’s mountain cinematography is beyond stunning. To an extent, the movie feels staged and the sentimentality thickly layered, but if you forgive The Eagle Huntress for its grandiose gestures, it’s a touching little movie. (RD) Riviera
Moana 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. Camino Real/Fiesta 5
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) Arlington (2D)/
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O Hacksaw Ridge
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This Hollywood biopic about Desmond T. Doss — a Seventh-Day Adventist conscientious objector who never carried a gun during the bloody Battle of Okinawa— was meant for the big screen. nawa As gruesome, gory, and stressful as the battle scenes are, the film is balanced out with Andrew Garfield’s quirky Southern charm and the epic love story of Doss and his wife, Dorothy, portrayed by the beautiful Teresa Palmer. This retelling of the story of one of America’s greatest war heroes combines genres to create one unforgettable film. (SM)
Loving (123 mins., PG-13) The filmmakers killed what should have been a compelling dramatic reminder that until 1960, people of mixed races in the U.S. could be criminally prosecuted for getting married. The movie tells the story of the quietly heroic Virginia couple, Richard and Mildred Loving, who bucked hundreds of years of racist tradition and fought the law all the way
to the Supreme Court, where they won. Directors, as a rule, are to be applauded for taking their foot off the pedal. In this case, however, they forgot to make sure the key was in the ignition and there was gas in the tank. As a result, the movie we all coulda-woulda-shoulda seen was not the cinematic corpse flayed and displayed on the screen. No guess as to the identities of this man and woman were hazarded, and there were no hints as to what propelled them to wage their fight against the suffocating inertia of their culture. (NW) Plaza de Oro Moana (113 mins., PG) Disney’s latest animated feature tells the story of a young girl named Moana, daughter of a chieftain, who sets sail to find the demigod Maui (Dwayne Johnson) to help her unite her people. During their adventure, she meets a giant crab, a lava witch, and various other characters. Fairview (2D and 3D)/
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Moonlight (110 mins., R) This coming-of-age story about a young gay man living in a tough Miami neighborhood and struggling with his identity is told during three important periods of his life. Plaza de Oro Nocturnal Animals (117 mins., R) The not-especially-enjoyable, mascumascu line-revenge fantasy Nocturnal Animals tells two parallel tales: one of a man whose family gets embroiled in an encounter with abusive highway ruffians, another of a woman whose ex sends her a manuscript— manuscript and their intertwining is wholly underwhelming. Shadowy, violent, and tense, it’s a good vehicle for the acting of Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Shannon, but its second plot undoes the movie’s more compelling half, and both deflate. It’s a violent and bloody movie that shoots itself in the foot by undoing its own thrills, a meaningless cinematic seppuku of the it-wasall-a-dream sort. (RD) Paseo Nuevo
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TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20): For you Tauruses, December is “I Accept and Love and Celebrate Myself Exactly How I Am Right Now” Month. To galvanize yourself, play around with this declaration by Oscar-winning Taurus actress Audrey Hepburn: “I’m a long way from the human being I’d like to be, but I’ve decided I’m not so bad after all.” Here are other thoughts to draw on during the festivities: (1) “If you aren’t good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone.” —Barbara De Angelis (2) “The hardest challenge is to be yourself in a world where everyone is trying to make you be somebody else.” —E.E. Cummings (3) “To accept ourselves as we are means to value our imperfections as much as our perfections.” —Sandra Bierig (4) “We cannot change anything until we accept it.” —Carl Jung
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Are your collaborative projects (including the romantic kind) evolving at a slower pace than you expected? Have they not grown as deep and strong as you’ve wished they would? If so, I hope you’re perturbed about it. Maybe that will motivate you to stop tolerating the stagnation. Here’s my recommendation: Don’t adopt a more serious and intense attitude. Instead, get loose and frisky. Inject a dose of Homework: If you had a baby clone of yourself to take care of, what would be your child-rearing strategy? Tell me at Freewillastrology.com.
blithe spirits into your togetherness, maybe even some high jinks and rowdy experimentation. The cosmos has authorized you to initiate ingenious surprises.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): I don’t recommend that you buy a cat-o’-nine-tails and whip yourself in a misguided effort to exorcize your demons. The truth is, those insidious troublemakers exult when you abuse yourself. They draw perverse sustenance from it. In fact, their strategy is to fool you into treating yourself badly. So, no. If you hope to drive away the saboteurs huddled in the sacred temple of your psyche, your best bet is to shower yourself with tender care, even luxurious blessings. The pests won’t like that, and — if you commit to this crusade for an extended time — they will eventually flee.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Nobel Prize–winning novelist Gabriel García Márquez loved yellow roses. He often had a fresh bloom on his writing desk as he worked, placed there every morning by his wife, Mercedes Barcha. In accordance with the astrological omens, I invite you to consider initiating a comparable ritual. Is there a touch of beauty you would like to inspire you on a regular basis? It there a poetic gesture you could faithfully perform for a person you love?
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): “For a year I watched as something entered and then left my body,” testified Jane Hirshfield in her poem “The Envoy.” What was that mysterious something? Terror or happiness? She didn’t know. Nor could she decipher “how it came in” or “how it went out.” It hovered “where words could not reach it. It slept where light could not go.” Her experience led her to conclude that “There are openings in our lives of which we know nothing.” I bring this meditation to your attention, Virgo, because I suspect you are about to tune in to a mysterious opening. But unlike Hirshfield, I think you’ll figure out what it is. And then you will respond to it with verve and intelligence.
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(Sept. 23-Oct. 22): A reporter at the magazine Vanity Fair asked David Bowie, “What do you consider your greatest achievement?” Bowie didn’t name any of his albums, videos, or performances. Rather, he answered, “Discovering morning.” I suspect that you Libras will attract and generate marvels if you experiment with accomplishments like that in the coming weeks. So yes, try to discover or rediscover morning. Delve into the thrills of beginnings. Magnify your appreciation for natural wonders that you usually take for granted. Be seduced by sources that emanate light and heat. Gravitate toward what’s fresh, blossoming, just in its early stages.
(Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Hundreds of years ago, the Catholic Church’s observance of Lent imposed a heavy burden. During this six-week period, extending from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday, believers were expected to cleanse their sins through acts of self-denial. For example, they weren’t supposed to eat meat on Fridays. Their menus could include fish, however. And this loophole was expanded even further in the 17th century when the Church redefined beavers as being fish. (They swim well, after all.) I’m in favor of you contemplating a new loophole in regard to your own self-limiting behaviors, Capricorn. Is there a taboo you observe that no longer makes perfect sense? Out of habit, do you deny yourself a pleasure or indulgence that might actually be good for you? Wriggle free of the constraints.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): According to traditional astrology, you Scorpios are not prone to optimism. You’re more often portrayed as connoisseurs of smoldering enigmas and shadowy intrigue and deep questions. But one of the most creative and successful Scorpios of the 20th century did not completely fit this description. French artist Claude Monet was renowned for his delightful paintings of sensuous outdoor landscapes. “Every day I discover even more beautiful things,” he testified. “It is intoxicating me, and I want to paint it all. My head is bursting.” Monet is your patron saint in the coming weeks. You will have more potential to see as he did than you’ve had in a long time.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): A journalist dared composer John Cage to “summarize himself in a nutshell.” Cage said, “Get yourself out of whatever cage you find yourself in.” He might have added, “Avoid the nutshells that anyone tries to put you in.” This is always fun work to attend to, of course, but I especially recommend it to you Sagittarians right now. You’re in the time of year that’s close to the moment when you first barged out of your mom’s womb, where you had been housed for months. The coming weeks will be an excellent phase to attempt a similar if somewhat less extravagant trick.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): “The Pacific Ocean was overflowing the borders of the map,” wrote Pablo Neruda in his poem “The Sea.” “There was no place to put it,” he continued. “It was so large, wild and blue that it didn’t fit anywhere. That’s why it was left in front of my window.” This passage is a lyrical approximation of what your life could be like in 2017. In other words, lavish, elemental, expansive experiences will be steadily available to you. Adventures that may have seemed impossibly big and unwieldy in the past will be just the right size. And it all begins soon.
PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20): “I have a deep fear of being too much,” writes poet Michelle K. “That one day I will find my someone, and they will realize that I am a hurricane. That they will step back and be intimidated by my muchness.” Given the recent astrological omens, Pisces, I wouldn’t be shocked if you’ve been having similar feelings. But now here’s the good news: Given the astrological omens of the next nine months, I suspect the odds will be higher than usual that you’ll encounter brave souls who’ll be able to handle your muchness. They may or may not be soulmates or your one and only. I suggest you welcome them as they are, with all of their muchness.
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OFFICE OF THE CIO Provides organizational, analytical, and confidential executive support to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer (AVC), a direct report of the senior leadership. Functions as the gatekeeper, understanding the requirements of the AVC, in order to prioritize issues according to urgency and to allocate time for scheduled events, travel and meetings. Participates in the development and implementation of efficient and effective systems for managing information, projects and communications to ensure accurate and timely responses. Makes high level contacts of a sensitive nature, internally and externally. Must be able to work under pressure at times to handle a wide variety of activities and confidential matters with discretion. Reqs: Strong analytical, verbal and written communication skills. Ability to organize, independently prioritize, and manage a wide variety of responsibilities, while maintaining a high level of confidentiality, initiative, independence and judgment. Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office applications. Note: Fingerprint background check required. $20.59 ‑ $24.20/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 12/12/16, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20160592
END USER SUPPORT TECHNICIAN
ADMINISTRATIVE & RESIDENTIAL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Provides service desk support for IT incident and problem resolutions for the UCSB Division of Administrative Services, with primary responsibility for Transportation & Parking Services (TPS). Provides primary support for all University Center Dining Point‑of‑Sale (POS) devices and associate applications. Maintains an advanced technical understanding of current Windows operating system, office productivity software, and standardized workstation to provide tier two support to Admin Services IT technical staff. Maintains regular end user communication with strong ability to maintain effective client and colleague rapport. The End User Support Group provides support for standardized desktops, administrative information systems, database systems, and software
applications utilized by UCSB Division of Administrative Services, with a focus on aligning IT services with the needs of business based upon an understanding of ITIL practices. Reqs: 3+ years of experience supporting enterprise Windows desktop operating systems and Microsoft Office Suite products, including MS‑Exchange/Outlook. Strong knowledge of PC computer hardware, preferably with HP desktops and laptops. 3+ years of experience in troubleshooting, diagnosing problems involving software, hardware or combination of the two. Excellent customer service and problem solving skills. Note: Fingerprint background check required. $24.51‑$34.35/ 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 12/7/16, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20160589
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FACULTY CLUB HOUSING OPERATION Serves as a key member of The Club Management team, sharing responsibilities for the overall dining program management. Supervises the facility in the absence of the Food and Beverage Manager. Ensures quality standards for food production, product freshness, sanitation, safety and customer satisfaction within strict budgetary parameters. Oversees the production of a wide variety of products for faculty, staff, Club members and campus guests, as well as a wide variety of catering, weddings, and member events. Coordinates staff schedules to maintain deadlines for ordering, receiving, preparing and serving products seven days a week and for numerous special events. Reqs: Graduation from college, preferably with a culinary degree, and 2 years of management experience in a food service operation, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in restaurant or hospitality setting. Excellent communication and customer service skills including ability to actively listen and effectively convey information, policies, and procedures both orally and in writing. Ability to effectively work in a fast paced and high quality kitchen environment. Must be self‑motivated and have the ability to work in a collaborative team environment. Ability to utilize the computer and learn new software. Notes: Fingerprinting required. Must
maintain a valid CA driver’s license. Days/hours may vary and may include weekends/holidays. $3,879‑$5,429/ mo. 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 #20160476
ASSOC. DIR. OF DEVELOPMENT, PARENTS FUND
OFFICE OF DEVELOPMENT Personally works with donor prospects to optimize philanthropy to benefit UC Santa Barbara and to support the divisions, interdisciplinary initiatives, and deans’ funds. Primarily focuses on giving from parents to create networks in order to promote fundraising priorities, with additional attention to other kinds of constituents (alumni, friends, and faculty/staff) to support the overall fundraising strategy for the campus. Fund raising efforts are devoted primarily to Parents Fund, with the remaining time devoted to Regional Giving, special projects, broader initiatives and other University initiatives, as appropriate. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. Minimum of 5 years of fundraising experience or equivalent background experience. Demonstrated skill at building relationships and working with donors toward significant philanthropic outcomes. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. Acute attention to detail is essential. The ability to establish cooperative working relationships, work as a member of a team and independently. Understanding and skills in the profession of development, and an effort to continually maintain and enhance professional knowledge. Outstanding social skills, instincts, discretion, judgment and strong professional ethics. Commitment to and ability to articulate the case for higher education, and UC Santa Barbara in particular. Sensitivity to long‑term relationship building and stewardship with donors and potential donors. Knowledge of office and productivity software sufficient to function smoothly in a highly technology‑based environment (including but not limited to word processing, spreadsheet, database, email, and Internet applications). Proven skill in goal achievement. Notes: Fingerprint background check required. Maintain a valid CA driver’s license. This is an annually renewable contract position. Flexibility and willingness to travel frequently. Ability to work comfortably with a flexible work schedule including some weekends and evenings. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. 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
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CAREER SERVICES Oversees and coordinates the marketing strategy and direction for Career Services as well as the visual look and production of all media for internal and external use. Aligns marketing activities to the mission of the department while maintaining and enhancing the brand of the department. Continually evaluates marketing strategies and plans effecting change in marketing philosophy and policy when such change serves the best interests of the organization. Develops and coordinates media coverage and/or promotional materials. Reporting to the Director, works with the entire staff and interns to facilitate marketing objectives. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. Demonstrated ability to hire, train and evaluate student part time staff. Ability to successfully accomplish projects and assignments independently and as part of a team. Basic knowledge of design principles and photography/ videography. Demonstrated verbal and written skills in communicating complex information to both internal and external audiences. Fingerprint background check required. Maintain a valid CA driver’s license. $25.00‑$27.00/hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For primary consideration apply by 12/7/16, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs. ucsb.edu Job #20160580
HR OFFICE MANAGER FINANCIAL SUPPORT ANALYST
GRADUATE DIVISION Uses exceptional judgment and analytical skills to conduct analysis and reporting of fellowship and employment based fee remission funds. Also conducts ongoing analysis of funding and key academic quality indicators, maintains departmental multi‑year fellowship commitment systems, and helps maintain department compliance with audit requirements. Reqs: Understanding of accounting principles and experience analyzing financial data. Ability to understand, interpret and apply policy and student support program features in critical analysis. Proficient with MS Office and database applications. Ability to work both independently and within a team environment. Requires strong attention to detail, high degree of accuracy and follow through. Good organizational skills. Ability to use critical thinking to assess challenges and propose solutions. Strong communication skills. Note: Fingerprint background check required. $4,265 ‑ $5,120/ mo. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
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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 12/6/16, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20160587
BUSINESS & FINANCIAL PLANNING ANALYST GRAPHIC ARTIST / HOUSING, DINING & AUXILIARY MARKETING ENTERPRISES Serves as the Business Officer for COORDINATOR Housing Project Management and Housing Energy & Environmental Office, and will partner with the leaders of those departments to manage their respective fiscal affairs. Prepares annual and project budgets, tracks expenses and provides management reporting, analyzes key performance metrics, ensures proper accounting practices are followed, works with utility vendors on accounts and develops efficient business processes and workflow tools. Works with all Unit Directors in Housing to develop the annual Major Maintenance budget (approx. $5 million per year), and provides monthly reporting/forecasts. Reqs: At least 3 years in a business/ financial role including reconciliation/ accounting functions, budgeting and forecasting and data analysis/ strategic planning. Good systems and database management software skills. Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must be detail oriented and able to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines. Must be able to work independently and as part of a team. Proven excellent financial and analytical skills. Ability to work with minimal direction and frequent interruptions to coordinate and execute numerous tasks simultaneously. Must be able to maintain confidentiality and exercise good judgment, logic, tact, and diplomacy while performing the critical duties of the position. Note: Fingerprint background check required. $4,265‑$5,976/mo. 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. Apply by 12/11/16. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20160596
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 analytical 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 working in a customer service environment. Notes: Fingerprint background check required. May require occasional travel. $22.29‑$26.08/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 12/5/16, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs. ucsb.edu Job #20160586
KCSB FUND DRIVE COORDINATOR
ASSOCIATED STUDENTS Serves as part of the team that implements a strategic campaign for KCSB fundraising to include all aspects of the annual KCSB on air fundraising drive, direct mail campaigns, crowd funding tools, and solicitation of individuals and businesses. Establishes goals with career staff, Executive Committee, and programmers. Provides training, oversight and guidance to student staff and volunteers. Focus is to raise funds while simultaneously raising the profile of the station. Reqs: Requires excellent communication skills both oral and written. An understanding of principles and practices of fundraising and donor cultivation. Skill at solicitation. Understanding of stewardship and building relationship with donors and potential donors. Understanding and ability to work with a team of staff, students and volunteers. Ability to work and be supportive of a student driven organization. Knowledge of database management. Notes: This is a 50% time, limited appointment working less than 1,000 hours. Fingerprint background check required. $24.51‑$27.77/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 12/11/16, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs. ucsb.edu Job #20160599
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NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: MANUEL FIGUEROA ROMAN NO: 16PR00526 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of MANUEL FIGUEROA ROMAN A PETITION FOR PROBATE: has been filed by: TERESA L. PEREZ in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara THE PETITION for probate requests that (name): TERESA L. PEREZ be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. 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 1/12/2017 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
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form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Peter Eastman 1745 Calle Boca del Canon Santa Barbara, CA 93101; (805) 805‑689‑3879. Published Dec 1, 8, 15 2016.
FBN Abandonment S TAT E M E N T OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following Fictitious Business Name is being abandoned: Elings Park BMX at 1298 Las Positas Road Santa Barbara, CA 93105 The original statement for use of this Fictitious Business Name was filed 01/25/2013 in the County of Santa Barbara. Original file no. 2013‑0000295. The person (s) or entities abandoning use of this name are as follows: Goleta Valley Gun & Supply LLC 5669 Calle Real Goleta, CA 93117 This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 21 2016, I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office, Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Tania Paredes‑Sadler. Published. Oct 27. Nov 3, 10, 17 2016. S TAT E M E N T OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following Fictitious Business Name is being abandoned: Buena Onda at 231 South Magnolia Ave Goleta, CA 93117 The original statement for use of this Fictitious Business Name was filed 05/14/2015 in the County of Santa Barbara. Original file no. 2015‑0001558. The person (s) or entities abandoning use of this name are as follows: Tomas Baistrocchi 231 South Magnolia Ave. Goleta, CA 93117 This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 06 2016, I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office, Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Christine Potter. Published. Oct 27. Nov 3, 10, 17 2016. S TAT E M E N T OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following Fictitious Business Name is being abandoned: Santa Barbara Baby Company at 1701 Anacapa Street #11 Santa Barbara, CA 93101 The original statement for use of this Fictitious Business Name was filed 08/05/2013 in the County of Santa Barbara. Original file no. 2013‑0002447. The person (s) or entities abandoning use of this name are as follows: Beach & Baby Equipment Rental LLC (same address) This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 16 2016, I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office, Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jessica Sheaff. Published. Nov 23. Dec 1, 8, 15 2016.
Fictitious Business Name Statement 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: 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: 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 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: 2016‑0002949. Published: Nov 10, 17, 23. Dec 1 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.
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(805) 964-2446 • (805) 895-1728 • www.coldnoses.org 5758 Hollister Avenue, Goleta, CA 93117
(805) 964-2446 • (805) 895-1728 • www.coldnoses.org 5758 Hollister Avenue, Goleta, CA 93117
These dogs would be ever so thankful if you could give them their forever home
These dogs would be ever so thankful if you could give them their forever home
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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.
Legals (continued) 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 Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by. Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2016‑0003112. 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: 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: 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: 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 S TAT E M E N T 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: 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: 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: 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: B u t t e r f l y, 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Coachella Organic Farms at 410 Palm Ave Ste B4 Carpinteria, CA 93013; MJH Enterprises, Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 21, 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: 2016‑0003181. Published: Dec 1, 8, 15, 22 2016.
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Genuine Chiropractic at 123A El PaseoSanta Barbara, CA 93101; Jacob M Stuebs 34 Los Patos Way D Santa Barbara, CA 93108 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 29, 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: 2016‑0003247. Published: Dec 1, 8, 15, 22 2016.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Performance S e a rc h , Pure Spirit Crystals at 606 Alamo Pintado Rd Ste 3‑189 Solvang, CA 93463; Paul Custer (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 21, 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 Tara Jayasinghe. FBN Number: 2016‑0003193. Published: Dec 1, 8, 15, 22 2016.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Sport Clips Haircuts at 5801 Calle Real Suite B Goleta, CA 93117; Conlon Holdings, LLC 5501 Kinross Drive Plano, TX 75093 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Mike Conlon This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 21, 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: 2016‑0003245. Published: Dec 1, 8, 15, 22 2016.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Sunderland Art at 2835 Gibraltar Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Curtis D Baldwin (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Santa Barbara County on Nov 21, 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: 2016‑0003192. Published: Dec 1, 8, 15, 22 2016.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Wa y f i n d e r ’s Path, Welmoet Glover at 416 E. Valerio St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Welmoet (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 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 Tara Jayasinghe. FBN Number: 2016‑0003241. Published: Dec 1, 8, 15, 22 2016. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Restorative Deep Tissue Massage at 21 E Arco Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Freeman Jones (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 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 Christine Potter. FBN Number: 2016‑0003245. Published: Dec 1, 8, 15, 22 2016. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Hometek Handyman Services at 4591 Cathedral Oaks Rd. Santa Barbara, CA 93110; William John Martin (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 22, 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: 2016‑0003200. Published: Dec 1, 8, 15, 22 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.
Name Change 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 1100 Anacapa St. Santa Barbara, CA 93121‑1107 Anacapa Division 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 James Herman. 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 H A RT 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 1100 Anacapa St. Santa Barbara, CA 93121‑1107 Anacapa Division 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: E LV 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 1100 Anacapa St. Santa Barbara, CA 93121‑1107 Anacapa Division 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: TA R A ASHLEY BLOOM HELLING
December 1, 2016
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 1100 Anacapa St Santa Barbara, CA 93121‑1107 Anacapa Division 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 EMILY CLAIR LORD‑KAMBITSCH TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 16CV05058 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: EMILY CLAIR LORD‑KAMBITSCH TO: E M I LY CLAIR CHOW‑KAMBITSCH 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 18, 2017 9:30 am, Dept 1, Courthouse, SANTA BARBARA SUPERIOR COURT HOUSE 1100 Anacapa St. Santa Barbara, CA 93121‑1107 Anacapa Division 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 28, 2016 . by Judge James E. Herman of the Superior Court. Published. Dec 1, 8, 15, 22 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 Tr e e Te l e c o m m u n i c a t i o n s Tower. Any interested party wishing to submit comments re g a rd i n g 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.