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news Briefs law & disorder The day after Christmas, a 69-year-old man in the County Jail suffered a “cardiac-related medical emergency” at about 9:50 p.m. and was pronounced dead two hours later at Cottage Hospital. According to the Sheriff’s Office, an inmate in the jail’s dormitory housing area discovered the suffering man — whose identity is being withheld pending family notification — and called custody staff for help. The inmate became unresponsive in the ambulance taking him to the hospital, and life-saving procedures were unsuccessful. Preliminary indications are that the man died of natural causes. He had been arrested on 12/22 for failing to appear in court and for resisting an officer.

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Standing beneath a dark gray sky near Miramar Beach, Das Williams hugged longtime benefactor Peter Sperling just before he was sworn in as Santa Barbara County’s 1st District supervisor late Monday afternoon. The moment he began to take his oath it started to drizzle. “I’d take the oath every day if it means more rain for the First District!” he later posted on Facebook. Mike Allen, the county’s clerk of the board, performed the ceremony as Williams’s wife, Jonnie Erika Williams; their baby girl, Ya’Ash; billionaire Peter Sperling; and others watched. County attorneys reportedly insisted Williams be sworn in the day before outgoing 1st District supervisor Salud Carbajal formally assumed his new post in the House of Representatives so that Carbajal would not briefly hold two offices. But for Williams, the first county supervisor to get sworn in at the beach, the act was important in a philosophical sense.“One of the great innovations of our democracy—over the way the Roman Empire worked— worked is that we can’t hold simultaneous offices.” Meanwhile, Mike Allen, the county’s clerk of the board, quickly swore in Joan Hartmann as 3rd District supervisor on Tuesday in the —Kelsey Brugger hearing room at the County Administration Building (right).

A driver reportedly hit the gas instead of the brake on Stearns Wharf on 12/30, propelling his rented Volkswagen Passat off the east side of the wharf and into the sea. The airbag burst open, causing minor cuts and bruises, and the man escaped the car, swam to a ladder, and climbed back up to the wharf, according to city firefighters. The vehicle was later winched out of the sea.

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“We made some major efforts to streamline operations, and we relied on a lot of volunteers,” said former board president Melissa Moreno, whose daughter is an alum. “We were on the upswing, and we really did everything we could to turn it around. Then we got hit by forces outside of our control that we were unable to overcome.” Moreno and Fitzpatrick politely declined to state what those outside forces were. Montessori parents familiar with the situation explained that another complication arose when many families became disappointed last year as the school stopped offering instruction at a junior high level. And when those families with kids in multiple grade levels decided to leave the school, they expected full tuition refunds for each child, even those not yet in junior high

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aced with what’s been described as a “shocking and sudden” perfect storm of financial troubles, according to cofounder Jim Fitzpatrick, Santa Barbara Montessori School closed its doors late last month. “It has been really tough,” said Fitzpatrick, 68, who opened the school with his wife, Frances, in 1975.“This is a difficult time. We’ve dedicated more than 40 years of our life to this, and it’s come to a screeching halt.” Fitzpatrick said the K-6 private school — with an annual tuition between roughly $10,000 and $14,000, depending on grade level—never fully recovered from enrollment drops during the Great Recession, as numbers plunged from nearly 150 students to about 90 kids two years ago. The school adjusted by shrinking its footprint at Goleta Union School District’s El Rancho campus, where it has rented space for the past 12 years, and cutting back its staff.

The man’s body discovered after a fire on 12/5 below Highway 101 in a drainage pipe near Punta Gorda has been identified as a homeless man named Candelario Martinez. The Salinas Street off-ramp on the northbound 101 wil be closed for about four more weeks while Caltrans repairs it. Cal Portland is the contractor for the project, which will wrap up by early February, weather permitting, at a cost of about $1 million.

Jim Fitzpatrick classrooms. While the school was prepared to reimburse the families for their junior high kids, it would not do the same for younger children, which is consistent with contractual obligations between the school and the parents of each student. Tensions grew thick with litigious sentiment, and the school’s financial future just didn’t add up.

Transient occupancy tax (TOT) from vacation rentals in the city dropped 21.4 percent in November compared to the previous year, but the loss was made up by a hotel and motel TOT increase of 10.9 percent. Overall, bed tax income rose by 9.1 percent. In dollars and cents, November’s TOT was $1,274,277, adding to the more than $9.4 million collected in the first five months since the fiscal year began in July. This year’s goal is $19.7 million. In sales tax collection, city revenue also rose, going up 2 percent in its first fiscal quarter compared to the previous year, or a gain of $5.5 million in sales tax for July-September. The target for 2017 is $22.3 million. Rainfall totals so far have Santa Barbara on track toward a normal wet season. The first four months of the 2017 water year — SeptemberDecember — delivered 5.45 inches to downtown Santa Barbara, 96 percent of normal. Dating back to 1900, the rainy season delivers a fraction more than 18 inches. For the past five years, totals never surpassed 11 inches. A water year runs September 1-August 31.

environment As the safety of fracking remains in question, the U.S. Forest Service is halting new oil and gas development in Los Padres National Forest,

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r. Manny Casas has been general trend of Hispanic underrepresentathe only Latino in the county tion in services and an overrepresentation in on the Santa Barbara Mental the juvenile system. Health Commission for the last Casas recounted stories of clinical staff 30 years, and he’s tired of what grabbing janitors to interpret conversations he calls a lack of effort from administrators for them with a mental-health patient. “It has happened,” said Behavioral Welland higher-ups to address ethnic and racial disparity within Behavioral Wellness. Casas ness’s Ethnic Services manager, Yaneris recently resigned from two committees in Muñiz, of Casas’s story. “I have seen it hapcharge of doling out recommendations to pen myself.” Muñiz said situations like these the department on how to deal with eth- come about as an “act of desperation,” when nic inequality. Now 75, Casas wants to put interpreters are not readily available. She a spotlight on the county’s mental-health said that interpretation services are indeed department and its lack of what he calls “cul- something that the department struggles tural awareness.” with but that there is an ongoing effort to Born in Chihuahua, Mexico, in 1941, improve and renew availability. Casas immigrated to the U.S. when he was While the department itself doesn’t hire 3. He recalls spending one summer as a interpreters, Muñiz said, bilingual and multeenager working at a sugar refinery and brick-making factory. He soon decided he wanted an education. Casas attended Berkeley in 1959, riding a Greyhound bus for an hour to campus daily, and witnessed the racial disparity he’s trying now to erase. “In the four years I was [at Berkeley], I can actually say I never ever met another Mexican in that campus, and lanGuaGe GaPs: Dr. Manny Casas wants Behavioral Wellness to look in those days we had at its ethnic biases, which have translated to poor services for black and 24,000 to 26,000 stu- Latino clients. dents,” Casas said. It’s hard to paint a clear picture of diver- ticultural staff members can undergo trainsity at Behavioral Wellness. The department ing and become certified to interpret for the has no up-to-date statistics on the ethnicities department. In addition, she said she plans of the department’s staff, according to Chief on hiring more contractors for languages Quality Care and Strategy Officer Suzanne such as Korean and Cantonese, which the Grimmesey. Efforts are underway, however, department does not have instant access to. to gather information on staff ethnicity data Casas resigned as chair from the Cultural and bilingual proficiency, she said. Patient Competency and Diversity Action Team — information, however, was more readily a committee that Muñiz now chairs — after available. Throughout 2015 and the first expressing his concern that the administrahalf of 2016, the majority of departmental tion was not acknowledging his team’s recpatients were Hispanic. ommendations. Muñiz, who’s been the ethGiven that proportion, a 2015 report nic services manager for about a half a year, that Casas shared with me demonstrated a said that she currently thinks she has the stark disparity in treatment. White patients backing and full support of administrators. throughout the county consistently went “We know that most people have biases,” through the department’s Assertive Com- Casas said.“And there’s all kinds of research munity Treatment (ACT) — one of the most now and interventions for dealing with what expensive treatment options available. Cau- is called implicit biases. The big companies casians constituted more than 66 percent of at Silicon Valley provide training for all their ACT patients, while Hispanics accounted people in this area … we need the same kind for less than 20 percent throughout a of training at the mental-health services, 10-month period the report surveyed. The and it can be done.” report, which was prepared by one of the Casas pointed at the Santa Barbara committees Casas resigned from, showed a Probation Department as an example of

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a low priority since stakeholders thought the culture itself helped in the fostering of crime, the report stated. Statistics-wise, arrests and probation diversion was disproportionate, as well. Black and Latino youths in the county were more likely to get arrested, less likely to get diverted probation, and more likely to end up in secure detention than white youths, the report said. “I want to make sure that the diverse population, especially the Latino population in town, get equitable service,” Casas said. “I want [Behavioral Wellness] to address that issue and make sure that what they’re doing is appropriate.”

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Montessori cont’d from p. 9 On December 10, the board voted unanimously to engage bankruptcy counsel. School families will be listed as creditors in the proceedings. “We [boardmembers] all feel terrible for the families, the kids, and the people who lost their jobs,” Moreno said. After getting married in 1969, the Fitzpatricks — both Angelenos — moved to Bergamo, Italy, to study with Mario Montessori, son of Maria Montessori, the Italian physician who pioneered early-childhood educational techniques and fundamentals in human learning more than 100 years ago. Wanting to start a family away from Los Angeles, they eventually landed in Santa Barbara, where they launched the school — initially called Montessori Children’s Home—with three students at Trinity Episcopal downtown. After two years, their head count hit 25. “We had to expand because the program was so popular,” Jim Fitzpat-

rick remembered. After 20 years of growth at Trinity, they found a brief home on the Westside at Grace Church before moving to the Boys & Girls Club near Santa Barbara High School, where they operated until the move to El Rancho. “It was a big move from downtown to Goleta,” he said. “We called it our ‘risk and promise campaign,’ ” because the school was born downtown but the new nine-acre campus out past Dos Pueblos High School was so appealing. Over the decades, the Fitzpatricks’ son and two daughters all attended and later worked at the school. Their four grandsons were also enrolled. “Frances and Jim did an incredible thing,” Moreno said. “They started a business and ran it for 41 years in Santa Barbara, providing jobs for people and an incredible education for children. That’s their legacy.” n

Price ain’t right cont’d from p. 11 faced. The National Physicians Alliance, 11 years old, has garnered more than 6,000 signatures, about 150 from California doctors. Other medical organizations have supplied the other signatures. Dodson said Price’s positions on abortion are equally ideological. “He defines human life as beginning at conception,” Dodson said, “which makes anyone who uses an IUD [intrauterine device] guilty of murder.” IUDs prevent the fertilized egg and sperm from implanting themselves on the wall of the uterus. Dr. Kurt Ransohoff, CEO of Sansum, said he shares some of Dodson’s concerns. “How do you repeal care for 22 million people without providing any alternative? A lot of doctors — myself included — find that very worrisome.” Ransohoff said he hadn’t signed any petitions to date, but added, “I certainly support Dr. Dodson’s right to express his own opinion and probably his opinion, as well.” Dodson won’t take over as president of the CCMA until this week. He said he’d like the organization to take a position on the matter, but he acknowledged his membership reflects a broad range of political

opinion. Local medical associations are not able to take positions in opposition to that of the California Medical Association (CMA), and with the CMA on break during the holiday season, he hasn’t been able to determine what its stance on the Price nomination or the AMA’s endorsement are. Price proved so vocal in his opposition to the Affordable Care Act that when former Congressmember Lois Capps attempted to make a brief speech in favor of the act — one day prior to its passage — Price interrupted her nearly a dozen times, repeatedly stating, “I object.” Ultimately, he was ruled out of order. Capps said she didn’t take Price’s interruptions personally, nor did she remember them. As a rule, Capps said, she tried to get Republicans to cosponsor bills that she wanted to introduce but that in recent years, it became increasingly difficult to find Republicans to whom she could reach out. Price, she said, “was pretty much of an ideologue. I never would have thought to reach out to him even though there are so many things we should have had in comn mon.”


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lieutenant governor, the Central Coast’s former assemblymember and state senator, and Santa Maria’s former mayor, was in Florida on December 28, reportedly interviewing with Presidentelect Donald Trump to discuss a possible appointment as secretary of agriculture. Maldonado — whose political ambitions have been all dressed up with no place to go since losing a high-stakes showdown with Lois Capps in 2012 — was one of five candidates vying for the position. Maldonado, whose family owns a sprawling farming operation in the Santa Maria Valley, would be the first Latino appointed to the Trump cabinet should he get the nod. To secure the post, however, Maldonado will have to account for critical remarks in a letter he signed along with many other prominent California Latino business leaders last year, taking issue with Trump’s harsh rhetoric regarding Mexican immigrants. America, the letter stated, needed a president who could unite the country. “You fail on all accounts,” it read. “As such, not only have you lost our respect and our buying power, but you have lost our vote.” Efforts to contact Maldonado have not been successful. As of deadline, he was described in other media accounts as a front-runner for the post. Maldonado was once the rising star within the constricted confines of the California moderate Republican universe. He worked closely with former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to whose wagon he appeared to have been hitched. Maldonado sought to work across the aisle and for doing so was widely distrusted by all. In 2009, he cast the deciding vote needed for a tax increase pushed by Democratic leadership. In exchange, he got the Democrats to place before state voters a ballot initiative that effectively rewrote the rules guiding primary elections. Under the changes championed by Maldonado, the top two vote-getters

face off in the November runoff regardless of party affiliation. Maldonado’s moderation did not serve him well when facing off against Lois Capps in 2012, as many in the local and statewide Republican Parties turned their backs on his campaign. Even so, he was designated by the national party as a “young gun,” meaning he’d been identified as a viable challenger going up against an entrenched incumbent. Whatever crossover appeal Maldonado possessed evaporated in the face of revelations detailing hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid taxes. Maldonado insisted those taxes were in dispute. But the reports were damaging, and he remained on the defensive. After losing to Capps, Maldonado toyed with running for governor in 2014, but backed out of that race early in the year. Also vying for the secretary of agriculture post is former Georgia governor Sonny Perdue, former Texas A&M president Elsa Murano, former Texas comptroller Susan Combs, and current Texas Ag Commissioner Sid Miller. Miller, according to Politico, has courted controversy, referring to Syrian refugees as “rattlesnakes” on his Facebook page and calling Hillary Clinton the c-word on Twitter, and was under investigation for using taxpayer dollars to fly to Oklahoma to receive a cure-all cocktail of legal drugs and vitamins known as a “Jesus Shot.” Maldonado is one of several Santa Barbara County residents — current or recent — making the A-list for the new Trump administration. Colony Capital’s Thomas Barrack — also owner of Happy Canyon Vineyards — is in charge of Trump’s inaugural celebration. Andrew Puzder, CEO of CKE and until a few months ago a Montecito resident, has been nominated Secretary of Labor. And Montana Congressmember Ryan Zinke — whose wife Lolita Hand Zinke grew up in Santa Barbara and whose family still owns property here — has been nominated for interior secretary. n

Assembly, Monique Limón was appointed last week to be assistant majority whip, part of the house’s leadership team. Limón, 37, a former Santa Barbara school boardmember, won 64 percent of the vote in the race to represent the 37th Assembly District, which stretches from Buellton to Fillmore. She succeeds Das Williams, who was elected to the County Board of Supervisors. “It is a really neat place since I am coming in as a freshman,” Limón said of the appointment by Speaker of the Assembly Anthony Rendon. The assistant majority whip is expected to corral members to vote in line with the party. Limón explained the job entails mobilizing members around major issues, but exactly what those are depends on the year. Legislators have until February 17 to introduce new legislation.“If anything, I’ll have the ability to work with the leadership team to be a bigger voice,” she said.“It is a big deal. I am truly honored to serve in that capacity.” Limón said she got to know the Speaker, whose district is in Los Angeles, over the past two years, and he greatly supported her campaign, attending a fundraising event in Santa Barbara in early October. (In total, Limón brought in about $342,000, according to state records; she still has $252,000 left.) At the swearing-in ceremony on December 5, Limón was one of just three assemblymembers to second Rendon’s nomination for Speaker and the only freshman who spoke that day. The burning question in state politics remains the same as it was on Election Day: How could a Donald Trump administration affect California laws? “We don’t want anyone to catch us unprepared,” Limón said. “We will closely follow what is happening at the national level.” In his first move as Speaker, Rendon put forward a resolution — AB 4 — to protect all vulnerable communities against any potential threats presented by the coming administration. Limón, who supported the resolution, explained some people have asked her why state legislators felt compelled to act so quickly as Trump has not even been sworn into office yet. “We are acting on direct quotes,” she said. “We’ve been given something to consider. The state wants to be vigilant and prepared. “We’ve always cared about what has happened at the federal level,” she added. “We work very closely with the federal government. … It doesn’t mean that California agrees with everything that the independent.com

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Monique Limón Obama administration did … you still have folks on the same side of the aisle who have disagreements.” Even though Democrats now make up two-thirds of both houses, Limón reasoned, “on some issues you can get them to vote the same way, but not on all of them.” When asked, Limón was quick not to confine herself to a bloc within the Democratic Party. She noted, though, that moderate Democrats have opposed efforts to strengthen environmental policies. “That, to me, is really a priority of the district,” she said. The resolution to protect immigrant communities essentially asked Presidentelect Trump not to carry out his proposed mass deportation plan, but it did not specify actions or funding amounts. But the move turned out to be controversial, leading Limón to wonder, “Gosh. Is this a taste of what the year is going to be like?” However, Limón said, “The fact that not all Republicans voted against it says something.” In early December, Limón asked Santa Barbara Unified’s school board, which she served on for six years before stepping down to go to Sacramento, to adopt a similar resolution. “I really stress there is meaning behind them,” she said, even though many things remain unknown. “Schools are schools … not this place that people fear going to. Students and families with diverse backgrounds had asked her to do something, she said. Limón, who grew up here, comes from a big and accomplished Santa Barbara family. In January, Limón plans to speak with students worried that the threat of deportation could separate them from family members, assuring them she will “do anything we can.” This week, committee appointments in the Legislature should be announced. “Everyone is expecting that I’ll do Education,” she said.“I have also expressed interest in thinking a little more broadly,” such n as Economic Development.

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dence? Or merely a strained confluence of curious unrelated events? You tell me. The very same week that Republican members of Congress conducted a late-night, behind-closed-doors caucus meeting to defang, de-claw, and defenestrate the single most effective ethics watchdog agency that institution has ever had, we also heard that Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of health and human services — Republican Georgia Congressmember Tom Price — belongs to a medical organization that believes the effect of the landmark 1965 law creating both Medicare and Medicaid is “evil” and that participation in its provisions is “immoral.” Is there a connection? Maybe not. But if you squint a little, you might conclude otherwise. By now, the g-force of the news cycle surrounding President-elect Donald Trump has exacerbated the deficit of our collective attention disorder. But certain facts are worth reviewing even if they’re now so stale and crunchy they’ll crack your teeth. On Monday night, a rump faction of rogue, retrograde Republicans orchestrated a neck-tie party on behalf of the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE), an investigative agency created in 2008 amid the lobbyist-bribery scandals then coming to light. OCE has no power to subpoena, and it imposes no disciplinary measures. Instead, it refers cases to the House Ethics Committee for any such action. Leading the charge against OCE were Republicans

who found religion where civil liberties and due process were concerned only after their offices had been on the receiving end of OCE’s allegedly less-than-delicate probing. Against the vehement opposition of House Republican leaders Paul Ryan and Kevin McCarthy — worried principally about bad optics — this group of lawmakers voted to reconstitute OCE as a mere “complaint review board.” More critically, the renamed agency would no longer be empowered to pursue investigations based on anonymous tips, to share findings with other government agencies, to investigate allegations of criminal wrongdoing, or to make public the fruits of its labor. It’s worth noting that since OCE was created, the number of disciplinary actions taken by the House Ethics Committee increased fourfold. In the five years after OCE first started, the House Ethics Committee initiated 20 disciplinary actions. In the previous 10, by contrast, it initiated only five. The good news, we are to believe, is that sanity quickly prevailed. Even Trump was aghast and tweeted loudly his intense displeasure that House Republicans would so openly seek to irrigate the swamp he’s vowed so improbably to drain. By Tuesday afternoon, House leaders Ryan and McCarthy asserted what nominal authority they actually possess and announced OCE would live to die another day. As a semi-sentient being, I take heart in the astonishing incompetence of it all. Yes, Republicans enjoy an absolute hammer lock on all political power — controlling the

White House, Congress, the Senate, and soon the Supreme Court. But if this is what total

control looks like, maybe the health care of 22 million Americans — recently insured under the admittedly imperfect Affordable Care Act (ACA) — might survive. I mention the Affordable Care Act because Price, Trump’s nominee for the Department of Health and Human Services, has famously crafted detailed blueprints for its death and destruction. But that’s old news. New to me is Price’s membership in the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, a kookywhacky medical outfit with about 5,000 members that, among other things, published an article in its newsletter suggesting that President Obama deployed a “covert form of hypnosis” to win over voters vulnerable to “neuro-linguistic programming.” Less amusing, however, is the moral rage with which the group has condemned Medicare and Medicaid — evil and immoral — which provide health care to 57 million and 68 million elderly and low-income people, respectively. The last time Republicans enjoyed such total control was back in 2003; that’s the last time they sought to “fix” Medicare, which provides health care for American seniors. That’s when the Republicans narrowly passed the now infamous “Part D” bill, which refers to the specific Medicare program that covers the purchase of prescription medications. Inserted into that legislation was language that explicitly prohibited Medicare from negotiating directly with pharmaceutical companies to secure the best prices possible on behalf of customers, not to mention taxpayers and

the federal government. Depending on what study one cites, that you-can’t-negotiate clause has cost the feds anywhere from $332 to $563 billion in excess payments made to the pharmaceutical industry. In stark contrast, Medicaid and the Veterans Health Administration are legally empowered to negotiate better prices for the drugs they buy. Guess what? Medicare Part D pays 73 percent more for drugs than Medicaid does and 80 percent more than the Vets Administration. With these stakes, it’s little wonder the pharmaceutical lobby has spent $150 million twisting arms and bending ears on Capitol Hill since 2003. Corruption — legal or otherwise — is clearly a bipartisan affliction, but in that time span, roughly 62 percent of Big Pharma’s graft and payola went to Republicans. To further belabor the obvious, the co-author of the Part D legislation — Republican Billy Tauzin of Louisiana — took a $2-million-ayear job as top lobbyist for the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America

two years after the bill was passed. Too bad the Office of Congressional Ethics didn’t exist back then. Maybe Tauzin would have gotten an after-the-fact letter of reprimand. If that’s what happened 13 years ago when Republicans sought to “reform” just one part of Medicare, imagine the billions to be made off the hides of the sick when they go after the Affordable Care Act. That was no errant eruption of political miscalculation. That was a strike of surgical precision. And if that’s not a coincidence, it’ll have to do until the real thing comes along.       

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William Robert Royal 06/17/54-12/25/16

Willie passed away on Christmas morning in Sarasota, Florida from early onset Alzheimer’s disease. Born in El Paso to Muriel and Bill Royal, Willie loved the sea, fishing and surfing in the Gulf of Mexico, and playing the violin. Willie wrote and recorded music for twelve albums featuring the gypsy jazz duo “Willie and Lobo.” The duo got their start in San Miguel de Allende at Mama Mia’s. Their unique brand of world music took them on tour all over the world, including stops in Santa Barbara at the Soho. Surviving him are his wife Alison, of Sarasota; his son Pablo; and siblings Isabel McIver (Bruce) and Moo Moo Royal. His ashes will be scattered in the Gulf beyond the South Venice Jetties during a paddle out with his wife and friends later this year.

William R.W. Coleman 07/15/41-12/29/16

Bill Coleman passed away on December 29th, 2016 at 6:00 am, at home with his wife, Delia, sons, Abraham and Romeo, his daughter in-law Joy and daughter Ligaya by his side. Bill had been diagnosed with lung cancer in October of this year. Bill was born William Robert Wood Coleman in Santa Barbara, CA on July 15th, 1941, to Shirley and Warren Coleman. He grew up in Mission Canyon with his brother Cole and sister Fredericka, and graduated from Santa Barbara High School in 1959. Soon after graduation he worked at the family business, Coleman Building Materials, and lived in a small adobe in the Mountain Drive Community started by Bobby and Floppy Hyde, which later became known as ‘Santa Barbara’s Pioneer Bohemian Community’. Those he met among the group of families on Mountain Drive, and the values he learned there, would be a lasting 18

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influence throughout his life. The Mountain Drivers’ sense of community, of living without overly processed food, electronic stimulation, and mass consumerism were ideals that he would embody throughout the rest of his life. His first relationship provided two sons, Basilio and Abraham, and a bridge to the Filipino community, whose culture and values Bill took on wholeheartedly. It was among the Filipino elders that he learned the value of family and the discipline of farming – two factors that would later shape his life. He discovered the meaning of Sakop (family circle) through the Filipinos and though he was already an avid horticulturalist, it was the Filipino oldtimers, including Lolo Pastor, Claudio Recorba and Federico Talaugan that taught him their traditional farming methods. In 1963 Bill bought a piece of land on Gobernador Canyon, in Carpinteria, which would become the home base of the Coleman Family and later Coleman Farms. After two years of letter writing, in 1969 he married the love of his life, Fidela (Delia) Calip. She was the yin to his yang and her patience and strength helped him realize his dreams. They danced in the moonlight, created fantastic meals, farmed the land and raised their family together. Soon after they married, Romeo was born, followed by Rizal, Santiago, and Ligaya. With six children, they had laid the foundation for their ‘Sakop’. After working at Carpinteria Valley Lumber and farming part time, he and Delia decided to become full time farmers. In March of 1979, together with a handful of other farmers, including John Tapia and Randy Wade, he established Santa Barbara’s first certified farmers’ market. The first markets took place monthly, first at the Mission, then the Santa Barbara County Bowl, and later at the Santa Barbara High School. Then the farmers’ market moved downtown and took place on a weekly basis. As the years went on, the farmers’ markets increased, as did his involvement in them. He was truly a pioneer in his field, his passion for farming and curiosity always leading him to new discoveries. He was nominated into Slow Food’s ‘Noah’s Ark’ for his cultivation of amaranth, and was the first farmer in the area to introduce arugula, endive, radicchio, mizuna, broccoli spigarello and many other vegetables and herbs to the local markets. He was not shy to expand beyond the ‘one variety’ norm. He cultivated numerous varieties of everyday herbs such as mint and basil, and had 14 different varieties of lettuce. He pushed the boundaries to grow things that at first many would pass by. He reintroduced native edible greens such as lambsquarters and purslane, and rarities such as Jerusalem artichokes and fenugreek, to the local farmers markets. As his farm grew, so did his family. He is survived by his wife, Fidela, and his six children and their fami-

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lies –Basilio, his son Alani and wife Sheila; Abraham, his wife Joy, and their children Tesandra and Grant; Romeo, his wife Gillian and their children Lukasz and Isabella; Rizal, his son Codi, his wife Mahana, and their children Owen and Leila; Santiago, his wife Lisa and their children Maria and Amani; and Ligaya, her husband Wolfgang, and their children Sebastian, Camilo and Severin. Bill was one of a kind. He was a true legend and leaves behind a legacy that will endure for generations to come. He taught us to open our eyes and introduced us to the world and all it has to offer. He taught us the meaning of family and the importance of our roots. He left an impact on everyone he met. His big heart and generosity touched so many – he was able to speak with anyone, and recognized that underneath it all, we are all the same. And it was on that level that he reached out, connected, and opened his heart and his home. His door was always open and there was always a place at the table. Bill had a deftly intelligent sense of humor, lived a fulfilled life, and did not stop short to dance in the moonlight, sing out loud, and enjoy every moment of this sacred life. He did not let fear stand in the way of his playful heart nor convention stand in the way of his dreams. Farewell, Dad, you will be in our hearts forever. We love you and thank you for creating this wonderful Sakop. A Rosary will be held on Friday, January 6th at Welch-Ryce Haider on 15 East Sola in Santa Barbara at 7:00 pm, with Visitation from 5:00 – 8:00 pm; and a Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 7th at 10:00 am at St. Joseph’s Church on 1532 Linden Ave. in Carpinteria.

developed a love for motorcycles and belonged to many riding groups, one of his favorites being the annual Toys for Tots run, which he participated in for 25 years. He was a kind and gentle soul who was loved by many who knew him from childhood; from his work at the family owned business, the Unocal 76 Station at State and La Cumbre for 37 years; and from participation in his favorite activities in the community. People were drawn to Tinker, he made friends easily. He couldn't go very far without someone knowing him. Mention the name, “Tinker” and everyone knew who you were talking about. He was a dedicated and beloved son, brother, cousin, father, uncle, husband, and true friend. He will be missed by many but we will always remember that smile. Tinker is preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Olympia, and his beloved wife, Kathy (CrillyLotz) Marquez. He is survived by his brothers Walter (Jenni) and Robert (Norma) Marquez; his daughter Lia and her mother, Shari Palmer; and his stepsons Daniel Lotz (Ashley) and Matthew Lotz (Vickie). Services will be held on Saturday, January 7th at 12:00 PM Shoreline Community Church 935 San Andres St. Santa Barbara, CA

Norman Wolfgang Jaffe 12/04/24-08/13/16

Edward Timothy “Tinker” Marquez 09/19/42-12/26/16

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In memory of my dearly beloved Norman. We will celebrate his life. Born in Dresden, Germany December 9, 1924 named Wolfgang N. Jaffe. He survived Auschwitz Concentration Camp liberated by the American Army May 1945. Arrived in America in May 1945. He met Rose October 1946, married April 1947. Became an American citizen in 1949. For 69 years and 4 months, he lived a good and charitable life, filled with love, togetherness, discovery and adventure. Norman put a smile on your face and made you laugh. He was successful in his lifelong career as a commercial artist in New York City and Los Angeles. He resided in Santa Barbara for the last 39 and a half years. On August 13, 2016 at the age of 91 years and 8 months his life ended on Earth. Services held on January 7, 2017 at 12:30pm. Welch Ryce Haider 15 E. Sola St.

Margaret Florence Morreale 06/12/29-12/15/16

Margaret (Peg) Florence Morreale passed away at Serenity House in Santa Barbara on December 15, 2016. Peg was born in Boston, Massachusetts on June 12, 1929 the daughter of Martin Welby and Mary Nee, Irish immigrants who moved to America shorty after World War I. She had fond memories of her early years growing up in Jamaica Plain with her siblings Mary, Anna and Marty until the passing of her mother in 1937. Peg married Charles Morreale in 1951 and shortly after they moved cross-country to begin a new life in Buena Park, California. Early on, Peg set her sights on a beach community and they soon moved to Corona Del Mar followed by Laguna Nigel before finally settling in Laguna Beach where they raised their sons Steve and Phil. In her thirties, Peg evolved from a fifties housewife to a sixties feminist. She returned to school, earning a bachelor’s degree in cultural anthropology and a master’s degree in public administration. In 1972 she was elected to the office of Laguna Beach City Treasurer. In a 1973 quote from The Daily Pilot Peg said about her position; “A man comes in and he has it made. A woman must constantly say ‘I’m here, I’m important’ to gain recognition.” During this period of personal growth, Peg and Charles took a “break” from their marriage, remaining friends and remarrying eight years later. They lived a happy life together until her recent passing. Peg is survived by her sister Mary Cataldo, husband Charles Morreale, sons Steve and Phil Morreale (Catharine), granddaughters Ali Manset Morreale and Jessica Morreale Therkelsen (Peter), great grandson Soren Lynn Therkelsen, and numerous nieces and nephews. The family offers a warm thank you for the care provided by the nurses at Cottage Hospital and the staff at Serenity House. May Peg’s Irish eyes continue to smile on us all. A memorial celebrating Peg’s life will be held at the Maravilla Clubhouse in Santa Barbara on February 3 at 2 p.m. Memorial contributions in Peg’s name may be made to the "George and Peggy Manset Memorial Scholarship Fund" (made payable to the Santa Barbara Scholarship Foundation, PO Box 3620, SB, CA. 93130)


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how dangerous it would be, eh? Hillary kicking Trump in the rump on the cover? Maybe the next edition will have a different cartoon. So what were people reading while observing the birth of the Prince of Peace and/or various other avenues of spiritual uplift? Well, it turns out that man’s inhumanity to man (and woman) still commands our eyeballs. John Grisham is No. 1 on the fiction bestseller list with The Whistler, a tale of judicial corruption, the Mob, and Indian casinos. Only three murders and an innocent man sits on death row. Broke after yuletide gift-giving, I clicked on the Santa Barbara Public Library, looking to borrow a copy for a quick fireside read. Huh! Only 270 others ahead of me. So, as the turbulent year ground to a painful halt, I resorted to my own lurking pile of bedside reading. I confess, officer: I’m hooked on the current darling of bloody murder and mayhem, Tana French. She probes Dublin’s Murder Squad cops and crimes that beset hard-drinking, hardloving Irish families. They’re tough on each other, these people, and toss Irish slang around, rough words that you may need a translator to figure out. There’s love and hate underneath it all, enough to break your heart. I couldn’t put down French’s The Trespasser and Faithful

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Place (a lane I’ll never forget) and got on the library waiting list for more, anything by Tana French, gory as it is. She can write. Two bigger-than-life giants caught my eye, books about the mighty Yankee slugger Babe Ruth: The Big Bam: The Life and Times of Babe Ruth by Leigh Montville (Doubleday) and Hemingway’s Boat: Everything He

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Loved in Life, and Lost by Paul Hendrickson (Knopf). The Hemingway boat bio is about the man and his beloved 38-foot motor boat Pilar and digs into facts about my first literary love, inside stuff I never read before in my longtime collection of his work. This is wartsand-all Hemingway. Sadly, in both cases, these two giants fell hard at the end. We’ve all heard about the Black Sox scandal of the 1919 World Series, but what really happened? And did a little kid really ask the great White Sox player “Shoeless Joe” Jackson, “Say it ain’t so, Joe!” Jackson has denied it. Charles Fountain goes into the whole Black Sox mess in a new book, The Betrayal (Oxford University Press). Hitting the best-seller list is our own Fannie Flagg and her latest, The Whole Town’s Talking (Random House) — a century of life in small-town Elmwood Springs, Missouri, as only Fannie can write it. My bedside table also includes our own (yes) Sue Grafton, her next-to-almost-last in the alphabet series, titled only X (G.P Putnam’s Sons). Only two more to go. Then Z-end. Why does murder most foul sound both worse and more intriguing when the locale is foggy Scotland? New to the bookstores are a couple to delight the armchair blood-thirsty among us.

In Out of Bounds (Atlantic Monthly), Val McDermid’s smart Detective Chief Inspector Karen Pirie tackles the two-decadeold rape and murder of 24-year-old Tina McDonald. As in Tana French’s Dublin, the slang is dense. In Plaid and Plagiarism (Pegasus Crime), the scene shifts to Scotland’s Highlands, where a group of women have opened a bookshop. Sound harmless enough? But in Molly MacRae’s tale, a body is found in Janet Marsh’s back garden. I’m a fan of Scandinavian crime novels, and I found a new one in Kjell Ericksson’s Stone Coffin (Thomas Dunne/Minotaur). A mother and child are accidently-on-purpose run down on a boondock road. But why? Officer Ann Lindell wants to know. It’s good to see so many successful female whodunit authors. Is it because there’s a flock of women snapping up these bloody stories? I still haven’t gotten to the pile of unread books I toted home from the last Planned Parenthood sale. Let’s see, there’s David McCullough’s The Great Bridge (Simon & Schuster), a compelling account of the building of the Brooklyn Bridge. I can’t wait to dig into Great American Trials (New England Publishing Associates), accounts of dozens of cases from the Salem witch trials to many other milestones of judicial lore. — Barney Brantingham

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Let Leonard PeLtier Go Free an interview with a native american Seeking Clemency after 41 Years Behind Bars

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don’t know which Native Americans killed FBI agents Peltier was indicted on the same evidence that ended H. Reynolds, the U.S. Attorney who had overseen the governJack Coler and Ronald Williams in the notorious 1975 up acquitting his two codefendants on the grounds of self- ment’s opposition to Peltier’s appeals. He wrote to President shootout in Oglala, South Dakota. Nor do I know the defense. However, his codefendants’ trial was held separately, Obama in support of the bid for clemency. Reynolds said his identity of the federal lawman who shot and killed before an all-white jury, in Iowa. Their jury heard evidence change of heart was “in the best interest of Justice in considerJoe Stuntz, the American Indian Movement (AIM) from the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights about the “climate ing the totality of all matters involved.” member. But what is troubling is that federal prosecutors don’t of fear” on the reservation between 1973 — when Indian activAccording to Jack Healey, the former Amnesty official, that know either, yet Leonard Peltier has spent 41 years behind ists occupied Wounded Knee for 10 weeks — and the shootout leaves as Peltier’s most potent opponent in the current clembars for the FBI agents’ deaths. Now, in the waning days of in 1975. Peltier told me, “Conditions there were worse than ency drive a group of retired FBI agents who had pressured the Obama administration, Peltier has the Clinton administration not to release Peltier. petitioned President Obama to comAs Bill Clinton’s term was ending, Peltier’s attormute his sentence. (See tinyurl.com/ neys were invited to the White House and given PeltierClemencyPetition.) strong indications that the president would grant I was there on the Jumping Bull clemency. But a few weeks before Clinton left office ranch on that hot June day in 1975 when in 2001, 500 agents protested outside the White some of the bullets were flying, and I’ve House, prompting the president to renege. Today, been able to interview Peltier several the FBI Retired Agents Association (which also times since then, most recently from played a role reportedly in convincing FBI DirecFlorida’s maximum-security Coleman tor James Comey to announce 11 days before the penitentiary. The audio file of that conpresidential election that he was re-opening the versation, as well as links to many of investigation of Hillary Clinton’s emails) is lobbythe facts and history, can be found at ing President Obama to keep the Indian activist independent.com/freepeltier, and editedin prison. for-print extracts follow this story. When I spoke with Peltier last month, he was Over the last four decades, many reluctant to rehash details of the oft-debated shootout and trial, as he had in previous interviews. And groups, including Amnesty Internawhile there is no doubt that someone killed the two tional, have advocated for Peltier’s release. Amnesty maintains that LeonFBI agents, Jack Healey wasn’t interested in doing ard Peltier, who is 72 and in ill health, so, either. “When you’re going for clemency, you did not get a fair trial. The former don’t reargue the case. … By definition, clemency is not about guilt, and even if Leonard did it — which director of Amnesty International I don’t believe — murderers are usually out in 12 U.S.A., Jack Healey, has produced 11 video testimonials for Peltier’s release years or so.” in recent years from famous actors and Healey noted that Peltier’s next scheduled parole hearing is not until 2024, and he drew a distinction musicians, including Ringo Starr, Bonbetween justice and vengeance. “Leonard’s served nie Raitt, Harry Belafonte, and the late his time. If you hold him beyond 41 years in prison Pete Seeger. Over the course of his imprisonment, you are talking about vengeance.” Healey said, high-profile advocates such Before he leaves office on January 20, 2017, PresiFreedom Seeker: Leonard Peltier has petitioned President Obama for clemency, asking for an end to his 41 years in as Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu, dent Barack Obama could provide closure to one captivity. Convicted of aiding and abetting the 1975 killing of two FBI agents, Peltier saw his clemency request to President of the most difficult, divisive periods in modern Mother Teresa, and actor Robert De Clinton in 2000 blocked by FBI agents’ groups. The 72-year-old leader of the American Indian Movement hasn’t been allowed to see a reporter in almost a decade. The writer took this photo of Peltier in Leavenworth in the mid-1990s. Niro all have lobbied the White House Indian history. As Judge Heaney wrote, “At some to free Peltier. In the last six months, point, the healing process must begin. We as a he said, Robert Redford, who produced the documentary third-world countries. … People … were being murdered, and nation must recognize their unique culture and their great Incident at Oglala about the 1975 shootout and its aftermath, people were living in terror.” contribution to our nation.” His codefendants’ jury also learned of an FBI connection to has met with President Obama to make the case in person. A former Franciscan priest, Healey said he is sending a message an anti-AIM group that called itself the GOONs (Guardians to Pope Francis through his friend Boston Cardinal O’Malley: of the Oglala Nation). Some jurors said afterward that testi- In the last year, it has become increasingly difficult to visit “If I can reach the Holy Father to reach President Obama, I’ve mony countered the FBI’s claim of neutrality between Indian Leonard Peltier, who contends that authorities are restricting done my job.” factions following the Wounded Knee siege. Testimony about his visits, especially from the press, in an effort to keep the President Obama now has two weeks — until January 20 casualties during that 71-day siege in 1973 (in which two Indi- spotlight off his controversial prosecution. Only after months — to decide whether to release Leonard Peltier. ans were shot to death, and two lawmen and a dozen Indians of intervention by Representative Lois Capps (D-CA) did the Bureau of Prisons relent and permit me an interview by phone Though Peltier’s current clemency plea is on humanitarian wounded) was also blocked at Peltier’s trial. grounds for his age and declining health, the violations of legal Fourteen years after Peltier’s 1977 conviction, Gerald W. last month. Despite an overall record of good conduct, Peltier procedure that occurred during trial continue to astound. The Heaney, chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals that upheld told me it had been several years since he’d been allowed to government has never produced an eyewitness to the deaths the verdict, surprised court watchers by petitioning the White speak with a reporter. of the agents. The prime witness during Peltier’s extradition House to commute Peltier’s sentence. Heaney later told 60 Tell me: What is your ancestry? My father was from Turtle from Canada, Myrtle Poor Bear, later recanted, saying she’d Minutes that Peltier’s was the most difficult case of his career Mountain Chippewa Nation in North Dakota. My mother is signed three affidavits under pressure from FBI agents. When in light of governmental misconduct, which he branded “a a Dakota —“the people of the white corn”— from what’s now she tried to come forward to tell her story at Peltier’s trial, the disgrace.” Advocating for Peltier’s release in his 1991 letter, called Spirit Lake. We were farmers, and my grandfather was North Dakota judge ruled her incompetent and barred that Heaney said the government “must share the responsibility” actually from Mankato, Minnesota. After the Little Crow war for the deaths of the two agents and Joe Stuntz in the shootout. testimony. in the 1860s, they hung 38 Indians [in Mankato], the largest The U.S. Attorney was castigated by the Eighth Circuit He said the government had “overreacted” to the 1973 occuhanging in the United States. Court of Appeals for its use of the “fabricated evidence” — pation of Wounded Knee. Instead of “carefully considering One of them was my great-grandmother’s brother White which prosecutors later acknowledged to be false — to secure the legitimate grievances of Native Americans,” he said, “the Dog. There were 300-something indicted, and they had Peltier’s extradition. In the past, Peltier has admitted to “firing response was essentially a military one that culminated in a 10-minute trials, 10 at a time. Abraham Lincoln was going to in their direction,” meaning toward the FBI agents during the deadly firefight on June 26, 1975.” According to Judge Heaney, execute everybody, but his aides sent him numerous memos shootout, but said he did so “because they were firing at me.” “the government’s role in escalating the conflict into a firefight — this is all in the record — telling him that if he killed all those The appeals court also chastised prosecutors for misconduct … can properly be considered as a mitigating circumstance.” people, he’d be known as a mass murderer. So he stopped at 40. At press time, Peltier’s clemency attorney, Cynthia Dunne, in withholding from the jury a key ballistics test that elimiTwo escaped to Canada, and 38 were hung. a former assistant U.S. Attorney, released a letter from James nated Peltier’s gun as the murder weapon.

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cover story friends with an FBI agent said that [FBI Director] Comey is going to oppose it, but right now they’re all mad at him because he helped [Hillary Clinton lose the election]. She won by over two million votes because, you know, he went out there and pulled that bullshit he did. That’s the reason she lost the election. When he came out two weeks before the election and said that there was more investigation to be done on Hillary Clinton.

Yeah.

I’m interested in what ceremonies there are for Native Americans in prison. Well, we have one, the inipi; the sweat lodge

it’s called in English. And we have the pipe ceremonies. And here, that’s about it. … I built the first sweat lodge in the prison. And now there’s the possibility of clemency before President Obama leaves office. Is there a special prayer that you say?

Well, you know, we don’t believe in praying for yourself. It keeps you from being arrogant, you know. We don’t say,“God, please make me rich.” We don’t believe in that way, so we pray for everybody else. So I pray for my people. What is your health situation? They gave me some nitros the

other day because my heart is bad. I need medical treatment. I have what they call an aortic aneurism in my chest. If this aneurism bursts, I’m dead. My joints are bad; my hip is bad, so I have a hard time walking from one place to another. I got all these old-man ailments comin’ on me.

Wasn’t there an Indian who was killed at Oglala? Well, someDid you grow up knowing all this history? Yes, I used to sit around and listen to my elders talking. I was born in 1944, and I grew up in apartheid conditions. A candy bar was a rarity, [and] meat on the table wasn’t a regular thing. We had to have a [written] pass to leave the reservation! Even to go shopping in bordering towns, or to go work in the migrant fields of the Red River Valley or the barley fields of Montana. The media was doing major articles, calling us the vanishing American Indians. By 1985, the “Termination Act” was going to be completed, and we would no longer exist. They were implementing the assimilation [policies] to “take the Indian out of being Indian” through the boarding schools, which have a horrific history — I was in one of those schools from 9 to 13 years old. On the Pine Ridge Reservation, after the Wounded Knee Occupation in 1973, were people divided? Yeah, there was pro-

termination; there were traditionalists who refused to give up their lands.

And there were factions loyal to the tribal chairmen who were against AIM, the group you were with. Yes, precisely. May I ask you about June 26, 1975? Oh, yeah. Well, I mean, I

was at camp, and there was some gunfire up at the Jumping Bulls’. A couple of days before that, somebody down there at the dam was firing off an automatic weapon, getting everyone all paranoid and scared. He said he was shooting fish. So at first that’s what everybody thought it was, but by the time we got up there, it was a full-scale gun battle going on. Until the shooting stopped, everything was surrounded with SWAT teams. My responsibility was to try to get those women and children out of there; that’s precisely what I did. The government said that the agents were killed at close range after a period of gunfire exchanged from both sides. The gov-

ernment also said they don’t know who killed the agents nor what participation either culture may have had in it. In other interviews, you admit you were firing a weapon that day. Yeah.

body sniper-shot him and killed him. We’ve been fighting for 41 years to get that investigated. Who killed that man? Were you sentenced for two lives without parole? No, nope, no. I’ve been to the parole board numerous times. I was found guilty of first-degree murder in 1977 and sentenced to two life sentences with parole. I appealed it … and the main issue that we argued was … jury instructions of aiding and abetting and manslaughter and first-degree murder. Under the extradition treaty, they [could] only charge and prosecute for first-degree murder because that’s what they asked [Canada] to return me for. The appeals court said the most critical evidence against me was the murder weapon. I filed a Freedom of Information Act, and they turned over 18,000 documents about a year after I was convicted. Two FBI documents said all scientific tests came out negative, so this was not the murder weapon. In 1984, at the appellate court, the judge says,“Just what was Mr. Peltier convicted of? ’Cause we can’t find no evidence of first-degree murder in the record.” The prosecutor responded with this: “Your Honor, the government does not know who killed the agents, nor do we know what participation Leonard Peltier may have had.”

Tell me about your kids and your family. I’m a great-grandfa-

ther now, and all my kids, of course, are grown. I haven’t even met some of my grandchildren yet, because I can’t afford to bring them all the way down here [to Florida] to visit.

I imagine sometimes it gives you a frog in your throat …

Talking about it right now … [Laughs.] I’m doing everything to keep from crying. Yup. It would be great. I mean, just to see them little kids hanging all over. They know a lot about Grandpa, but some of them have never even seen me yet. I hope they all come running to me. I’m going to stay alive until that happens. If you knew that this would cost you some 40 years, would you do it all again? We have just as much a right as any race

of people on earth to live. So, yeah, I’d do it again. I’d be there n for my people again.

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AFTERMATH: Above, American Indian Movement member Joe Stuntz lies dead at the feet of a lawman after the 1975 shootout at Oglala, South Dakota. Stuntz’s killer has never been identified. Pictured top left is Joe Stuntz’s funeral. Below left, over Cecilia Jumping Bull’s shoulders are draped the flags she received for family members who died fighting for the U.S. She said she was sending them back: “The government, he don’t respect me; he shoot my house.”

During the 1980s, you figured in the Cold War, didn’t you?

Yes. Ronald Reagan and Gorbachev met, where they had the negotiation for nuclear weapons. The first thing Ronald Reagan starts telling Gorbachev is “You have political prisoners in your country; you should release this man.” So Gorbachev said, “Well, you have Leonard Peltier in prison. And, gee, there’s no proof he killed anybody. How come you don’t release him?” It just wasn’t the left that was demanding my freedom. It was in Time magazine. I even had people like George Will, a right-wing columnist. He said, “Why he didn’t give clemency to Peltier is shocking to us.” Fifty-five members of Congress demanded my freedom, 51 members of the Canadian Parliament, and 50 members of the European Parliament. That [FBI] demonstration at the Clinton White House, do you think that that played a part in the denial of your clemency?

I don’t know, Kevin. I don’t know. One of my lawyers who’s

IN TOUCH: During his long stay in prison, Peltier has been painting and drawing: “I love doing it. That’s what I want to do when I get out.” Sales have benefited human rights and social welfare organizations.

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pictures paired with my own portraits. Jan and 20th Century Women is Paul were one of the couples I interviewed and his second film to mine photographed. the mysteries of his parThus I can claim — and brag about it — that ents. Beginners, released I created art about Mike’s parents years before in 2011, was based on the story of Mike’s father, he dreamed of using them in his movies. Years Paul, coming out as a gay man after his wife, Jan, before he even dreamed of being a film direcdied. It won an Academy Award for star Christo- tor. As he told me when I visited him recently pher Plummer. Mills’s newest film, 20th Century at his mid-century home in Silver Lake, “First I Women, is a poignant inquiry into the essence wanted to be a professional skateboarder. When and the enigma of his mother and a testimony that didn’t work out, I wanted to be in a band. to the women he knew growing up in Santa Bar- When that didn’t work out, I went to art school.” When Mike first told me bara in the 1970s. My parents met the he was making a film about the various women who Millses soon after Paul became the director of the “raised” him and later asked Santa Barbara Museum of me if I knew of a “very big, Art, in 1970. At the time, my rundown house,” saying, father, William Dole, was an “I’ve been scouting up [in artist and professor at UCSB, S.B.], and of course thinkbest known for his collages. ing of you and your family,” How perfect, I thought, for I thought of the Doles’ big, my father to be such good rundown house and that friends with the museum perhaps my mother was director. But when I met the —Mike Mills going to be a character in Millses, I saw it was much the film — such is my selfmore than that; the two couples genuinely liked centric view. Instead, what I saw in his portrait and enjoyed each other, sharing a keen love for of his mother, superbly played by Annette Benart, parties, interesting people, and idealistic ing, were the things that made Jan and Kate so causes. I have a note that Jan wrote, describing simpatico. They both wore pants — sometimes my mother, Kate, as “one of our dearest friends jumpsuits — literally and metaphorically. Both of and one of the most special people in the world.” them took care of all the day-to-day operations The Millses once threw a 6 a.m. birthday — the kids, the houses, the finances — leaving the party for my mother, in tribute to her love of artist and museum director free to concentrate early rising. My husband and I drove up from Los on their muses. Angeles for the celebration, which was a vibrant, “I always think of your mom and my mom colorful, happy event. At the time, I was working as sort of a team. They’re very different in lots of on a series of honeymoon stories (later excerpted ways, but they’re very similar in lots of ways,” said in the News & Review), which included wedding Mike.“They were single moms in a sense. My dad

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much less neurotic Allen. “They should be,” he agreed. “He’s smarter than me in lots of ways; I’m more schmaltzy; people are nicer to each other in my movies. But in Allen’s best films, his early films, you can just smell that it’s the real thing, that this is a problem he is going through himself. Plus his cinematographer, Gordon Willis, is my favorite. In 20th Century, I’m thinking of Willis and [Federico] Fellini all the time. Fellini’s Amarcord was a big influence. It’s as much about character and place as anything. It’s a little untidy in terms of story, and I like that a lot. And you can tell that these are real memories. Real material. “I’m so lucky to get to make personal movies. When I’m shooting, I’m keenly aware that this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I love the actor’s soul, the actor’s boundary-less emotional soul. We had a lot of fun shooting this. I wear a suit and tie every day — just like my dad — and we have live musicians come and play, and before shooting, we have dance parties. Mike is not sure what is next for him. He’s been working for a while on a This American Life story to turn it into a film.“I’m doing with the people in the story what I do with myself — getting all their memories from around a specific time. And memories make great film scenes. You know they’re not totally real — real life is impossible to contain. But memories are stopped. And you’ve made a beginning, middle, and end from them.” Once I saw 20th Century Women, it became one of my own memories, vivid, fleeting, and delicious to ponder. And with this off-beat, articulate, magical film, I got to spend a bit of time with Jan, with all her complications and her challenges, and remember how her heart — like her son’s — was always in the right place. I left my visit with Mike having had a conversation with a man whose blend of creativity, eloquence, humor, and sensitivity verges on the intoxicating. My mother was right. Mike Mills is special.

acclaimed designer] would come and hang out because he was sort of shy, and [Kate], too, would come and visit me. I remember them as two people who could talk to you as a kid and not patronize you. I have fond memories of them. “And I loved your dad’s work — it meant a ton to me. And [Robert] Rauschenberg — I thought I would be an urban Rauschenberg. And that influences this movie. This movie is very much like a collage. It’s all these found objects of memory and cultural artifacts. Just as your dad’s work takes elements with their own specific shapes and torn edges and textures and makes a whole of them, I hunt and gather little found things and find a way to put them together.” I had the impression when Mike went off to The Cooper Union art school that Jan had bought an apartment for him, and that my mother was very impressed by this. I had it wrong. Mike said that what she did was give him $100,000 and tell him he had to invest it. He could live off the returns, but he had to give the $100,000 back. He bought mutual funds, but it wasn’t enough money to live on, so he lived at the 92nd Street Y and had to get a job.“Which made my mom happy,” said Mike.“‘Oh, you have to work, too? Good!’” Calling his last two movies “activated portraits,” Mike said that Beginners is more akin to memoir. “All the dad memories are actually much closer to what happened. But if you write it down, it’s one thing, but then to cast it, find a location, light it, and shoot it, it becomes much more fantastical. It’s a magic trick at that point.” As a writer, I envy how many things Mike can draw from his toolbox to make his writing come alive cinematically and viscerally. Favoring character over plot, he incorporates music, narration, photographs, graphics, color, and the fracturing of time. And yes, it’s a kind of memoir, and yes, it captures the Santa Barbara of 1979, but it builds on this to make a touching, heartfelt, beautiful, funny movie. Using fiction, memory, and history to examine character, Mike calls his genre memory-based fiction. “Maybe I got this from my mom, but when you refuse to fit into a box, it becomes much more exciting, more alive. You’re a mongrel, though, and it’s harder to raise money and harder to market and harder to award, but it makes me really excited. And it has a kind of feral-ness to it, which is good. It’s not quite playing by any rule.” I asked him if others besides me have compared him to Woody Allen — albeit a

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Baby Girls Carpinteria Gia Maria Redfield, 10/29 Goleta Rohana Rachel Theogarajan, 10/9 Teegan Lin Blaver, 10/21 Chloe Rose Valdez, 10/21 Vayda Nadine Perez Lopez, 11/26 Lompoc Khaleesi Xiomara Cardona-Wells, 11/15 Zoe Cynthia Silva, 11/23 Ojai Daisy James McCarthy, 10/20 Santa Barbara Marlo Snow Jenkins, 10/4 Tatiana Samano, 10/7 Adelyn Moorea Siersma, 10/7 Aribel Rivera Martinez, 10/9 Sophia Laila Ibarra-Medina, 10/15 Olivia Allison Kip, 10/17 Calico Moon Smith, 10/24 Ebony Iris Smith, 10/24 Grace Adeline Huff, 10/27 Olivia Loraine Piligian, 10/29 Ilona Mesa, 10/31 Kate Rose West, 10/31 Harlow Elizabeth Valenzuela, 12/3

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Baby Boys Buellton Parker Anothy Cardoza, 12/2 Carpinteria Adam Matej Pisacich, 9/5 Elias Olavi Boyer, 10/9 Spencer George Ivor Clark, 11/1 Finn Niklaus Gomez, 11/21 Goleta Henry Dix Julian, 10/10 Lompoc Sebastian Sergio Duran, 10/15 Aaron Dominic Schiada, 10/17 Joshua Canaan Schiada, 10/17 Santa Barbara Maverick Lee Hazard, 8/25 Marlo Dean Munoz, 8/29 Cody John Lanzon, 10/3 Zeal Kingsley Morales, 10/6 Christopher Kai Olvera, 10/6 Alan Daniel Aguinaga, 10/7 Alexander Fadel, 10/10 Coleman David Kramer, 10/11 Shaurya Talwar, 10/11 Jack Robert Reifert, 10/20 Alejandro Angel Villalpando, 10/24 Jack Dean Dennett, 10/27 Luca Lawrence LaBarrie, 10/27 Robert Gardner Neustadt, V, 10/31

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On December 8, Valentina Scarlett Rojas-Hoyos was born, exactly 125 years to the day that Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital first opened its doors. There’s already a family tradition for both. Of Valentina’s more than 200 family members in Santa Barbara, over half were also born at Cottage. Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital (SBCH) has grown a lot since opening in 1891. These days, Cottage Children’s Medical Center alone contains a 17-Bed Acute Pediatrics Unit, 22-Bed Level III NICU, 8-Bed PICU, a Level II Pediatric Trauma Center and the Grotenhuis Pediatric Multispecialty Clinics in Santa Barbara, Pismo Beach and Ventura.

As Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital turns 125 years old this December, we reflect on the many generations of families who have been touched by Cottage. We want to hear from you! Do you have generations of family who were born here? What memorable moments has SBCH been a part of in your life? Big life-saving ones, little humorous ones— we’re collecting them all as part of the 125th year celebration: Moments Live On. Send your story to mystory@sbch.org. For more information, visit cottagehealth.org/125.

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MuSIc of nOTe 1/5: Layovr, The Neighborhood Thieves Area band Layovr will have you dancing all night long with its self-made hybrid genre of indie rock and tropical reggae, trop rock, alongside S.B.-bred Boston transplants The Neighborhood Thieves. 8:30pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State St. $10. Ages 21+. Call 962-7776.sohosb.com

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¡Viva el Arte de S.B.!: Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano You are invited to watch these masters

of the mariachi tradition who have been around for more than 50 years as they host a community workshop for experienced players. Bring your own instrument and music stand; sheet music will be provided. This Grammy Award–winning group will also perform a series of family concerts to commemorate another year of bringing Latin music and dance to the community, with the chance to meet the artists at a post-show reception following the 7 p.m. concerts. Workshop: Thu.: 6:30-8:30pm. Casa de la Raza, 601 E. Montecito St. Call 893-3382. Concerts: Fri.: 7pm. Isla Vista School, 6875 El Colegio Rd, Isla Vista. Call 252-3493. Sat.: 7pm. Guadalupe City Hall, 918 Obispo St., Guadalupe. Call 343-2455. Sun.: 4 and 7pm. Marjorie Luke Theatre, S.B. Junior High, 721 E. Cota St. 884-4087 x7. Free. tinyurl.com/VivaElArteSB

thurSday 1/5 1/5: Poetry Club: W.S. Merwin “Your absence has gone through me / Like thread through a needle / Everything I do is stitched with its color.” Hear poems like this, and others, written by 2010’s U.S. Poet Laureate W.S. Merwin at the monthly poetry club. Bring your favorite poem from Merwin, the poet of the month, to share and discuss his life’s works. 3:305pm. Community Hall, Montecito Library, 1469 E. Valley Rd. Free. Call 969-5063.

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centerstagetheater.org 1/6: 12th Night Party with Joe Spano Join Speaking of Stories at its final event of the year, and in keeping with Twelfth Night tradition, enjoy an evening of excellent food, great company, entertainment, and French wines. Emmy Award winner Joe Spano will perform a wonderful comedic story, and Yvonne Bazinet will lead the wassailing and perform some additional

musical selections. 5:30pm. Home of Carolyn Butcher and Michael Perry. $75. Call 966-3875. tinyurl.com/12thNightParty

1/6: Friday Crafternoon Coloring isn’t just for kids! Take a break from the work week to embellish adult coloring books, or join a sit ’n’ stitch knit and crochet circle for some creative meditation and relaxation. Noon-2pm. Tech Lab, S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Free. Call 564-5604.

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Saturday 1/7 1/7: Writing Your Memoir Cynthia Waring, the mind behind the semiautobiographical performance piece Bodies Unbound, will present the key elements Unbound to use when writing your memoir. 3-5pm. Faulkner Gallery, S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Free. Call 564-5641.

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National Opera Association’s annual convention, three opera excerpts will be performed by the UCSB Opera Theatre in a juried competition. The 2016-2017 finalists include After Life by Tom Cipullo (composer) and David Mason (librettist), Letters from Quebec to Providence in the Rain by Jeremy Gill (composer and librettist), and The Scarecrow by Joseph Turrin UCSB Opera Theatre’s Helena von Ruedan and Bryan Lane (composer) and Bernard Stambler (librettist). There are only 100 tickets available to the public for this special event. The winning opera will be performed in its entirety at the association’s 2017 convention. 7:30pm. Hahn Hall, Music Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Rd. $10. Call 893-3230. Read more on p. 53. music.ucsb.edu

1/7: Latin Soul Review Wine, dine, and jive to area musicians Bella Heart & Soul, Pepe Marquez, Anthony Prieto Band, and Holly Roze as they play a selection of Latin-inspired tunes. 8pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State St. $10. Ages 21+. Call 962-7776. sohosb.com

1/8: Ryan Stoll, Cows Cabbage, The Shorelines Boogie down to psychedelic pop jams inspired by the beach at this concert showcasing the original works of area musicians. 8pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State St. $10. Call 962-7776. sohosb.com

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pop music from acoustic rock duo This Wild Life and Oyster Kids from L.A., alongside Louisiana’s Royal Teeth. 6pm. Velvet Jones, 423 State St. $15. Call 965-8676.

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1/10: Danny Briere, Elena Shelton, Taylor Hamilton Sit back and relax for a night celebrating area singers/songwriters as they play original pieces for you. 7pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State St. $8. Call 962-7776.

will share exercise and eating tips to get you on track for the New Year. Noon-1pm. Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital, 2050 Viborg Rd., Solvang. Free. Call 694-2351.

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1/6-1/7: Dance Fever Winter Showcase Dance Fever studio owners Vasily Golovin and Anastasia Banderovskaya will present a showcase of ballroom dance from performers of all ages. You won’t want to miss a special professional performance by world champions from Russia and U.S. National Latin finalists. 7pm. Center Stage Theater, 751 Paseo

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evening with this long-running area band that fuses jazz, rock, funk, country, and other genres. 7:30pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State St. $10. Call 9627776. sohosb.com

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sbplibrary.org 1/5: 1st Thursday: Anne Anderson If sculpture and abstract art aren’t your thing, venture into the library’s other gallery on 1st Thursday for watercolor paintings. 5:307:30pm. Faulkner Gallery West, S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Free. Call 8989424. sbplibrary.org

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1/5: Exhibit Opening: Coastal Beauty Photographer Sharon Foster digitally enhances her scenic photographs to resemble the joy and wonder found in nature for an engaging viewing experience. Her art will be on view through March 2. Los Olivos Café, 2870 Grand Ave., Los Olivos. Free. Call 964-8837.

1/5: Opening Reception: Pamela Larsson Enjoy live music and complimentary wine and bites at an art reception featuring Larsson’s one-of-a-kind collection of oil paintings. She employs old painting methods within a contemporary format to paint recognizable figures and objects inspired by today’s sentiments and politics. 5-8pm. Lady McClintock Studios Art Gallery, 1221 State St., Ste. 6. Free. Call 845-0030. art.ladymcclintockstudios.com 1/5: Joe Girandola: Duct Tape Dreams Don’t miss

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1/5: Family 1st Thursday: Memory Paintings Recreate a scene of one of your favorite memories in tempera on mid-tone paper inspired by depictions of urban life in and around L.A. from artist David Korty. 5:30-7:30pm. Family Resource Ctr., S.B. Museum of Art, 1130 State St. Free. Call 963-4364. sbma.net 1/5: Opening Reception: Ken Bortolazzo Proto Synthesis, kinetic sculpture artist Ken Bortolazzo’s seventh exhibit at this American art gallery, will feature his abstract, minimalist, stainless-steel pieces that have paved the way for contemporary sculpture. The exhibit is on view through February 26. 5-8pm. Sullivan Goss, 11 E. Anapamu St. Free. Call 730-1460. sullivangoss.com

“The Space Between” by Sharon Foster

1/6: Opening Reception: The Abstract10: SynerSyner gies The Abstract10, a collective of 10 area women artists, will present its diverse cultivation of work made from various materials and styles. The women’s abstract art is inspired by nature, architecture, the figure, the subconscious, memory, gesture, and geometry and will be on view through February 11. 5-7pm. Architectural Foundation of S.B. Gallery, 229 E. Victoria St. Free. Call 455-4787.

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1/8: Studio Sunday on the Front Steps: Glittered Liquid Watercolor Reimagine Julie Becker’s “Untitled

1/5: 1st Thursday: SBSG & AAC The S.B. Sculptors Guild and Abstract Art Collective will present a joint juried

(Branch)” with a pencil sketch, and then paint over it with glittered watercolor to create a vibrant mixed-media piece of work. 1:30-4:30pm. Museum Front Steps, S.B. Museum of Art, 1130 State St. Free. Call 963-4364. sbma.net

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the fields. His hard-work ethic wins him the coveted award “The Bracero of the Year,” which he loses before returning to Mexico just as he left: without a dollar in his pocket. No subtitles. El tema de la película de 1964 es la migración de mexicanos a Estados Unidos en busca del “sueño americano.” El divertido Piporro cruza ilegalmente, nadando el Río Grande y finalmente llegando a trabajar en los campos. Sin embargo, su buen trabajo en el campo lo llevó a ganar el codiciado premio como “El Bracero del Año,” el mismo premio que perdería antes de regresar a México justo tal y como llegó: sin dinero en el bolsillo. 3pm. Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. $7.50-$20. Not rated. Call 899-2222.

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self in a truly unique yoga experience as the sun sets over the Pacific Ocean. You will wear wireless, glowing headphones as melodic beats from a live deejay and yoga instruction are played right to you. Afterward, enjoy complimentary wine, juice, and food tasting as the music continues. You will receive a complimentary Spa Day Pass to use at the resort in the future! All proceeds from the event benefit The Xanadu Foundation, which inspires positive change surrounding ocean environmental issues through activation, education, and art. 3:30-6pm. The Bluff, Bacara Resort & Spa, 8301 Hollister Ave., Goleta. $40.

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in a dazzling new production by Robert Lepage, complete with ribbons of LED lights across the stage as a knight embarks on a quest for his lover on the other side of the sea. Get there an hour early for a chance to score discounted tickets. 2pm. Hahn Hall, Music Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Rd. Free-$28. Call 969-8787.

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Ball and Kenny Sultan, 1:15-4pm; Teresa Russell and Cocobilli, 4:30-7:30pm. 5995 Stagecoach Rd. Free. Call 967-0066.

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1/5-1/7, 1/10-1/11: The James Joyce Thu.: Alastair Greene, 10pm-1am. Fri.: The Kinsella Brothers, 10pm-1am. Sat.: Ulysses, 7:30-10:30pm. Tue.: Teresa Russell, 10pm-1am. Wed.:

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tueSday 1/10 1/10: Lecture: Elizabeth Scharpf The American Association of University Women presents founder and CEO Elizabeth Scharpf of Sustainable Health Enterprises, who will give a talk on how her small start-up created a job market for women in Rwanda. When she learned that women often miss work because a sanitary pad costs more than a day’s wages, Scharpf became determined to invest in women’s and girls’ entrepreneurial ideas to create and distribute affordable, quality, ecofriendly maxi pads while creating more than 600 jobs for all citizens there. 7pm. Faulkner Gallery, S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Free. Call 564-5604.

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1/10: Tuesday Lunch and Learn: Swedish Research Tips Bring your lunch and genealogy questions or topics to share related to Swedish ancestry, which can be traced back to prehistoric times. Noon-1:30pm. Community Rm., Sahyun Library, S.B. County Genealogical Society, 316 Castillo St. Free. sbgen.org

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past 12 years, putting 600,000 miles on their combined odometers getting between here and there. So now the Mesa Bookstore is on the market for $35,000. There have been a couple prospects, but should those not pan out, he will sell the three years remaining on his lease to someone trying to open a hookah shop. The shop is currently home to 25,000 titles, said Karys-Schiff. — Nick Welsh

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onathan Reid Ramirez’s backstarted out as a ground. Ramirez shoe-shine boy was born in Santa in his father’s barber Barbara in 1924 and shop on Edwards Air served in the U.S. Force Base. He worked Navy during World his way up, and at 16, War II. One day at he took off alone to sea in 1944, he got Rosston University of tired of waiting in Men’s Hair Design in line for a haircut, San Bernardino, where so he and another he studied during the sailor cut each othday, washed dishes at the SHEAR TALENT: Pictured from left are Sam Huerto, owner Jonathan er’s hair. Ramirez next-door bar and grill Reid, Alfonso Aguilar, and Israel Rodenas. did a fine job, and at night, and slept out “the next thing he back on a cot. Straight out of barbering school, he won knew he had his next four customers standing in line,” a haircutting contest, bringing in job offers from nearby according to the document. Los Angeles. After the Navy, Ramirez enrolled in barbering He found a rental in Redondo Beach and school and started cutting professionally in July launched his career, which quickly evolved from 1946. Back then, a haircut cost 35 cents. In 1952, he straight-up haircutting to high-end grooming and opened Danny’s Barber Shop at 12 West Figueroa styling. In the late 1970s, he visited a friend in Santa Street (where Willie’s Barber Shop is today). In 1960, Barbara and succumbed to its beach-town allure, he noticed a growth boom along Upper State Street working at Henry Franco’s salon for several years. To and relocated; Danny’s Barber Shop was the second get away from the hairdressing chemicals, he eventu- business (behind the pharmacy) in Loreto Plaza. ally circled back to his barbering roots, taking over a “This is a special shop — and not just because it’s chair at Danny’s Barber Shop in Loreto Plaza about been around for 56 years,” Reid said. “We’ve got some eight years ago. In January 2016, he bought the place really great barbers, but the best thing about this place from second owner Sam Huerta. is the incredible clientele. Danny was great at building Earlier this year during a remodel project, Reid it up over the years, and Sam sustained it. Now it’s my was in the shop’s ceiling crawl space when he discov- turn to take care of them.” — Keith Hamm ered old photographs and paperwork, including a handwritten letter describing original owner Danny 3337 State Street; 687-7915 paul wellman

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erhaps the smallest bookstore this side of the Continental Divide is looking for a new owner. For the past 25 years, David Karys-Schiff and his wife, Lisa, have run the Mesa Bookstore, a 205-square-foot hole-in-the-wall bursting with literary escape and adventure, located on the one-blocklong frontage road alongside Cliff Drive where it intersects with Carrillo Street. Karys-Schiff said he needs to spend more time tending to the mounting health needs of his father, explaining, “He stepped up for us. It’s our turn.” Karys-Schiff has functioned as a combination literary tour guide, maître d’, and bartender for customers whose reading tastes he absorbs with both comprehensive ease and delight. His wife, Lisa, has brought to bear the organizational discipline needed to maximize the number of books — used paperbacks mostly— that can be crammed into such a small space mostly without making the space feel crammed. The couple run another shop in Santa Maria, where they live. That commute has led to the downfall of three cars in the

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igSpeak: It’s kind of a big deal. While you may not know about the Santa Barbara–based speakers bureau, there’s a good chance you’ve heard one of their keynote speakers if you work or study in town. Since its founding in 1995 out of CEO Jonathan Wygant’s garage, the business has grown in very big ways, booking speaking engagements at 65 percent of the nation’s Fortune 1000 companies with names including Trevor Noah, Marc Randolph (cofounder of Netflix), Peyton Manning, Jay Leno, and Diana Nyad among a huge roster of innovators and thinkers in the commerce, sports, science, and leadership fields. Booking speakers for companies both hometown — such as Yardi, Deckers, Ontraport, and Procore — and global— global such as Google, Honda, and Coca-Cola —BigSpeak, whose revenue doubled this past year, was recognized by Inc.com as one of America’s fastest growing companies for the second year in a row. Wygant started BigSpeak to service companies that sought better professional development for their employees. Initially named Consciousness Unlimited, the bureau enlists speakers who emphasize the human element of the work environment and the importance of re-investing in employee potential, social responsibility, and conscientious work cultures. “The overtone is that anything is possible within any individual, but you need information and inspiration to provoke that, to inspire transformation and help them evolve,” said BigSpeak President Barrett Cordero. “There is real value in human assets — humans are the ones driving innovation and growth, and now more than ever, companies are investing a lot in their people.” Offering innovative insights on not just familiar topics such as leadership, HR, and sales but also A.I., futurism, and emotional intelligence, “we’re moving needles in corporate America,” said Ken Sterling, executive V.P. and chief learning officer. BigSpeak’s talent helps companies adapt to a rapidly modernizing marketplace, touching on everything from the rise of social media to the ever-elusive millennial demographic. They book with a keen sense for client matchmaking— matchmaking what speakers would work best with which culture — at a fraction of the cost of a direct booking.“We’re experts on these experts,” Cordero said. Though most of their business is global, BigSpeak certainly maintains a Santa Barbara vibe, with “Life Is Good” as an operating motto and a top-down emphasis on health and fitness, remote work, and leisurely Fridays. A whiteboard in their office outlines not just professional goals but personal ones, such as volunteering locally, doing more yoga, and starting a family. “BigSpeak acts like a 20-year-old startup,” said Amber McEldowney, marketing associate. “BigSpeak values life outside of work.” In spreading that message widely through presentations more empowering than the usual PowerPoint, BigSpeak is improving business culture around the world, and there’s only room to grow. Expect more big things to come.

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Sun Feb 12 7:00p “baLLet hiSpánico” The Luke Theatre and UCSB A&L present these FREE family show as part of the Viva el Arte SB series. Ballet Hispanico explores the diversity of Latino culture through a fusion of classical, Latin, and contemporary dance powered by theatricality and passion. For more info please visit www.facebook.com/VivaelArteSB or call 805-884-4087 x7. Described as energetic, entertaining and always surprising, fusing the finest modern ballet with a fantastic New York City Latino flair! LEARNING WHILE HELPING: This is a recent shot of the Youth Drought Project, which is managed by Brad Smith (back right).

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he Youth Drought Project (YDP) helps make Santa Barbara yards more drought-tolerant by helping property owners use sheet mulching to convert their lawns to more sustainable gardens and install rainwater harvesting systems. The nonprofit organization also serves as a work training program for the high-school- and college-age students involved, teaching them skills to use in the real world and paying them for their time. During a work session on November 17, one such studentemployee, Stefani Valdez, explained that she heard about the program from a job-opportunity email sent out by Santa Barbara High School. “It said you didn’t need experience and you could start getting paid,” she said. “I have been working here for a month, and all my friends do it, and we’re always together. It’s not a normal job. There’s different locations, and you don’t just work the same job.” When asked about what she’s taken away from the experience, Valdez replied, “I’ve learned responsibility of a job and ways to save water now that we’re in a drought.” Also working that day was Brandy Flores, who saw the job posted on flyers in Santa Barbara High’s college and career center. She was focused on sheet mulching the property’s lawn, a process in which the Youth Drought Project covers the grass with cardboard and mulch, thereby killing it but creating a rich, moist soil for future planting. “It’s a better way to have a yard in Santa Barbara because of the drought,” said Flores. “It’s a way for it to still look pretty. It’s better than a dry grass lawn.” Once the grass dies and cardboard decomposes, low-water landscaping can be planted, and roof-rainwater-harvesting and irrigation systems can be installed to keep them alive. Best of all for homeowners, much of the work that the Youth Drought Project does is subsidized by the state, said YDP founder and manager Brad Smith, who explained that rebates cover up to $2,000 and that the group will also handle the processing. Even dead or dormant grass can qualify for the rebate, said Smith, who also added that the group is working with a retired landscape contractor and is now available for complete relandscaping services. — Alegra Zuchowicz

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said. “I took up tennis when I through a leap year in saw him playing at the club. He gave me so much motivation. 2016. Santa Barbara’s teenage tennis phenom I was at his funeral bawling. I vaulted from one of many to had dreams he was still alive. number one and from amateur He would show up in different girl to professional woman. ways. When I won that tourHer progression was evident nament [U.S. Open] the next in the junior girls’ singles at year, I was thinking about him three major tournaments. Day all the time. I was so loose. I thought I was going home after reached the round of 16 at the French Open, advanced to the the first round.” semifinals at Wimbledon, and Trigueiro was unseeded, won the championship at the but he went on to upset Joey U.S. Open. Her sixth and final Blake in the final, 6-3, 6-2. “It match in Flushing Meadows, was on the same court and by New York, was a 6-3, 6-2 victhe same score that Kayla won tory over Viktoria Kuzmova this year,” Mousouris pointed out. of Slovakia. With that triumph, Day secured the end-of-theAfter competing at UCLA year No. 1 girls’ world ranking for two years, Trigueiro went out on the pro tour. “I was by the International Tennis Federation (ITF). done by age 22,” he said. “I had Day turned 17 on September cracked feet from the hard 28 and could continue to comcourts. I also got out there too late. Guys under me pete for junior championships in 2017. One of the goals she GRAND SLAM DREAMS: Santa Barbara tennis star Kayla Day had teach— [Andre] Agassi, [Jim] ing pro Larry Mousouris at her side when she told of her decision to turn proclaimed several years ago professional at age 17. Courier, [Pete] Sampras was, in fact, to win the Wim—they saw the writing on bledon girls’ title at 17. But at a the wall and turned pro.” Mousouris, whose tennis Trigueiro presently gathering last week at the Santa Barbara Tennis Club, she announced her decision to leap into the WTA (Women’s coaching career spans four teaches tennis and does Tennis Association) Tour as a professional. decades, has attained a unique some real estate business in Santa Monica. He “It was a tough decision,” Day said. “It was hard to pass distinction. Day is his third up great colleges”—schooled by her parents and a tutor, protégé to win a U.S. Open approves of Day’s decision she is a semester away from completing her high school junior title. The others were a to go pro. “You’re the No. requirements—“but tennis is something I want to wake up pair of boys’ champions from 1 junior; you need to go Santa Barbara High: Mike now,” he said. “There are and do every day.” Tennis Club pro Larry Mousouris, who guided Day Falberg in 1980 and Tim hungry people out there.” through her youth career, said she’s Trigueiro in 1985. Mousouris has high paid her dues. “She embraces the dif“That’s insane,” Trigueiro hopes for Day. “I love this kid; she really hates to ficult,” he said. “So many times, in so said.“Even to have two champimany matches, things get difficult.” ons from our little part of the world … .You’re talking Grand lose,” he said. “She’s going to shake hands and show that Day frequently left the comforts of Slam tennis. It’s international.” Since the junior competition million-dollar smile, but she’s going to go to her room and home, he added, to hone her game in New York was established in 1973, only 12 American boys be angry.” with stops from China to Eastern have emerged victorious. Fifteen U.S. girls have won, but Day Off the courts, Day has a cheerful demeanor. She is a Europe. “She made the choice to leave paradise and go to is just the fourth in the last 20 years. Santa Barbara girl who likes to take her dogs for a walk on hell and back.” “Larry always made you think bigger than a normal per- the beach. She is close to her parents, Dana and Andrew. “I try to stay in touch with what’s going on in their lives,” Day got a taste of competition with the pros in several son,” Trigueiro said.“He opened up your possibilities.” minor WTA tournaments last year, and by virtue of winning Falberg, Trigueiro, and Day were willing to dream big. Mousouris said.“I’d say Kayla is essentially pretty happy.” the USTA Girls 18 national championship, she received a “They were great goal setters,” Mousouris said.“They enjoyed n And ready to enter an unfriendly world. wild-card entry into the main draw of the U.S. Open. She the fight. Those kids keep me out won her first-round match before losing to No. 8–seeded longer [in practice sessions]. I Madison Keys, 6-1, 6-1. After that lesson, she mowed down never schedule anybody after a workout with them. They always the girls. John From now on, Day will be mixing it up with experienced want one more.” Falberg pursued the sport professionals and trying to earn her share of prize money. She has been granted a wild-card entry in the Australian with a perfectionistic passion. Open, beginning January 16 in Melbourne. “I’m really “He was so demanding of him1/7: College Basketball: Biola at Westmont It is possibly the most feverish excited about my second Grand Slam tournament,” she self; it was unbelievable,” Mousmall-college basketball rivalry in Southern California. Because Biola will be moving out of the NAIA said. She is realistic about the nature of the business. “There souris said. The distress that into NCAA Division II next year, Saturday’s double-header will be the last time Westmont hosts the are not a lot of friendships on the WTA Tour,” she said. overtook Falberg after he went Eagles with their standings in the Golden State Athletic Conference at stake. Westmont’s men entered “Everybody’s kind of out for themselves.” on to college at Stanford was the New Year with records of 13-1 overall and 2-0 in the GSAC. Biola, which was ranked No. 1 in the NAIA Day, a left-hander with a two-fisted backhand, has edged unfathomable. He died by suilast month, was 14-1 and 0-1 after being upset by William Jessup in its conference opener. Westmont into the top 200 of the ITF women’s rankings. Mousouris cide in 1984. leads the all-time series, 58-52. The Warrior women (12-1, 2-0), ranked No. 4 nationally, will also get a To this day, Trigueiro gets calculated that most of the others will be past their primes test from Biola (10-3, 1-0). Their series lead is 27-11. Women: 5:30pm; Men: 7:30pm. Murchison Gym, by the time she turns 20.“There’s nobody she can’t play with choked up at the memory. “FalWestmont College, 955 La Paz Rd. Free-$6. Call 565-6010. berg was my idol growing up,” he already,” he said.

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the mind under control. It works could give you a on the surface, too. bunch of rational, scientific, and conserWhat is the most beautiful sea vation reasons, but it’s cave you’ve ever seen? Why? I the feeling of being somewhere guess my bias is that the most that no one has been before, beautiful underwater caves are drifting through this most in the Bahamas because of the peaceful, delicate, inner space, diversity of what you see and with all my focus on the task types of caves, from ocean holes at hand,” said Kenny Broad of that boil up to the surface or have why he is drawn to the extreme whirlpools depending on the and often dangerous discipline tides to caves found inland in the of exploring underwater caves. rock pine lands that go for miles But Broad, who holds a PhD in DIVING DEEP: Kenny Broad rises through a shaft within the mineral-rich inland in every direction, decorated anthropology from Columbia underwater cave Dan’s Cave on Abaco Island in the Bahamas. with crystals, flowstone, and speUniversity and is a professor leothems, to deep canyon caves at the University of Miami, cave formations, stalagmites, and sediments also sees the scientific knowledge gained by in particular are recorders of environmen- with the ceiling at 40 feet and the bottom at probing these rarely charted territories:“The tal history such as temperature and rainfall. 400 feet and you feel like you’re swimming microbial life in some of these caves can also The speleothems form when the cave was through the Grand Canyon. help us understand what some of the earli- dry during past ice ages and the sea level was est forms of life were like going back over much lower, so sometimes we find the caves Where are you set to explore next? Are there three billion years as some of these sinkholes inland and sometimes in the coastal areas. any caves you haven’t visited but hope to? are modern day equivalents of the ancient, With these samples, we can do geochemical Bob Ballard, along with Lynn Gamble from primordial oceans that life evolved out of.” analyses to reconstruct past climates, going UCSB and folks at the Channel Islands Broad was in the Bahamas studying “blue back hundreds of thousands of years. This Marine Sanctuary, among others, have holes” when I caught up with him over email. allows us to better understand natural cli- expeditions planned for 2017 to the Chanmate variability and thus make more sense nel Islands to study the undersea caves that When did you become interested in exploring of what is happening now as we put green- have formed primarily from wave actions during past sea level stands, so I’m hoping underwater sea caves? I grew up in Florida, house gases into the atmosphere. which is made up of limestone — the best Beyond the scientific value, these caves to join them as these are new areas for me. type of rock for extensive cave formation. are windows into our freshwater reservoirs They are not extensive cave systems like the My neighbor was a professional diver, so at — aquifers. Diving in them can shed light on ones we normally work in, but they could about 11 years old I realized you can breathe what’s arguably our most critical resource, hold really interesting clues to past human and nonhuman inhabitation and previous underwater and escape the confines of grav- fresh water. rates of sea level change, among other things. ity and basically I became addicted early on. As I received more formal training, the mys- The Bahamas’ blue holes avalanche looked I’d be thrilled to participate, even if it’s doing terious aura of cave diving was always in the so frightening. How do you find the courage dishes and cleaning toilets, as there’s always background, and I was introduced to some to return to cave diving after experiencing something to learn when you get a group of the cave diving pioneers when I was about something like that? It’s a lot scarier— scarier and, of experts together and go to new places. — Michelle Drown 19 years old and quickly realized that there objectively, more dangerous — driving on was another world right beneath my feet. the highways in Florida where I live than cave diving. You mentally train for different As part of Arts & Lectures’ What can underwater caves tell us about underwater scenarios and hope that your National Geographic Live the environment and/or geological history? muscle memory kicks in and is not overseries, Kenny Broad will present The Risky Many of the caves, what are referred to as whelmed by adrenalin. When things go Science of Exploration on Sunday, January 8, “blue holes” in the Bahamas, “cenotes” in south, we take a couple of slow, deep sanity 3 p.m., at UCSB’s Campbell Hall. Call 893-3535 Mexico, or “sinkholes” in the U.S., are really breaths before dealing with problems, and or see artsandlectres.sa.ucsb.edu. time capsules along many dimensions. The that seems to keep the heart rate down and

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Named SBIFF American Riviera Award Honoree Santa Barbara favorite Jeff Bridges will be celebrated at this year’s Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) for his fantastic turn in the compelling drama Hell or High Water. Bridges will receive the American Riviera Award, which is given in recognition of an actor’s important contribution to U.S. cinema. “Jeff Bridges shows us in Hell or High Water that an already great artist can continue his growth,” said SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling. Past recipients include Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, and Mark Ruffalo (2016); Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke (2015); Robert Redford (2014); Quentin Tarantino (2013); and Martin Scorsese (2012). The tribute takes place Friday, February 10. See sbiff.org. — Michelle Drown

Teen sTar sT audiTions For the past seven years, Santa Barbara youth with powerful pipes have been singing their hearts out in hopes of being named the winner of Teen Star, our seaside burg’s version of American Idol. It’s on again, and the time to sign up for auditions is now through Monday, January 16. Grammy Award–winning singer/ songwriter Kenny Loggins will be reprising his role as mentor to the 10 finalists (and Kenny Loggins alternates), helping them prepare for the big show on Saturday, February 25, at the Arlington Theatre. “I’m really looking forward to hearing the new young talent in Santa Barbara,” said Loggins in a press release. “Over the years, I’ve enjoyed helping a few fantastic young artists grow into their promise. I expect this to be a terrific year.” For more information, see teenstarusa.com. — MD

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30th AnniversAry ConCert CelebrAtion Forget Patti Smith’s wobbly rendition of “A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall.” If the Nobel Prize committee had any sense, as soon as they realized that Bob Dylan was not going to show for the ceremony, they would have just slapped on the incredible film known as Bob Dylan: 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration. This star-studded affair took place at Madison Square Garden in October 1992 and featured an extraordinary cast of musical legends. One by one, the greatest popular musicians of the era got up and did their best to bring out the genius in Dylan’s songs, and, by and large, they succeeded. On Friday, January 13, Hale Milgrim continues his entertaining and educational Go to Hale film series at the Lobero by screening highlights from that show and offering his always trenchant and amusing commentary. Although the audio CD of the night was remastered and re-released in 2014 with some additional tracks, Milgrim will undoubtedly have video rarities to share, and that means getting a peek at some of the show’s more obscure, but still fascinating, moments. What might they be? Lou Reed tossed off a powerful version of “Foot of Pride,” a long and enigmatic unreleased Dylan song that he cribbed from bootlegs. That would be interesting to see. It’s likely that the acoustic “Masters of War” by Eddie Vedder and Mike McCready will make it, as will Eric Clapton’s blazing “Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright” and Milgrim hero George Harrison’s tender take on “If Not for You.” Perhaps the most amazing thing about this carnival of Dylan-worshiping megastars is how completely they gave themselves to the project. Just sample John Mellencamp’s “Like a Rolling Stone” or Johnny Winter’s frantic “Highway 61,” and you will hear immediately what total immersion in a songwriter’s universe sounds like. In addition to the clips and Milgrim’s remarks, the event, which begins promptly at 7:28 p.m., will also include a silent auction of some great memorabilia, with all proceeds going to benefit live music at the Lobero Theatre (33 E. Canon Perdido St.). For tickets and information, visit lobero.com or call 963-0761. — Charles Donelan

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THE POWER OF DANCE: “It’s a training ground for the next generation for artists and, inside of that, a place where women can feel good about themselves, empowered, and smart,” said SBDA director Alana Tillim.

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building ground for budding danc- scholarships to children in homeless shelers, a buzzing hub for visiting world- ters, foster care, or abusive family situations. renowned choreographers and Santa “Dance is one of the only things that sustains Barbara artists, a place to let loose, a home these kids. It brings them joy,” Tillim said. away from home — Santa Barbara Dance Last year’s Teen Dance Star event helped raise Arts (SBDA) is all of these and continues to $3,000 for AMP youth dance scholarships, be more. Since moving into its new space in and SBDA’s own student company raised January 2014 after skyrocketing rents forced another $8,000. them out of the Funk Zone, the dance studio SBDA promotes work that is socially has flourished with expanded programs and conscious and progressive in an environment youth-mentorship opportunities, serving as that is supportive and nurturing, Tillim said. a community center for all things choreo- It’s a community space with a “wonderful graphed, improvised, or hometown heart … a trainen pointe. ing ground for the next Now in its 20th year, generation for artists, and, SBDA’s is a “tale of how the inside of that, a place where arts can survive in S.B.,” women can feel good about director Alana Tillim says. themselves, empowered, Calling their neighborand smart.” hood migration “a success Recent pieces include story out of the Gentrificaone choreographed by two tion Exodus” wherein risseparate teens who had by Richie DeMaria ing property costs forced been bullied to the point many creative souls out of authority intervention, a of their Funk Zone abodes, the dance studio piece last year addressing the Isla Vista shoothas managed to expand in its new space on ings, a post-2016-election reflection, and an Cota by offering affordable spaces to rent Orlando shootings tribute titled “Stop the for visiting artists, Fiesta dancers, and area Hate,” which moved judge Tyce Diorio to tears theater companies, on top of its wide array at a competition in Anaheim.“We’re not afraid of master classes, adult programs, and work- of tackling issues, and we feel dance gives kids shops. In light of the recent Oakland Ghost a tool to speak about them,” Tillim said. Ship fire, Tillim says, the need for affordable SBDA stands out, as well, for teaching about creative spaces has never been more evident, a kind of self-acceptance and self-esteem that with rising rents, permitting protocols, and isn’t based on appearance, Tillim said. While parking modifications all strangling creative the rest of the youth dance world has seen construction. “costumes getting smaller, and the moves Most remarkable, though, is SBDA’s part- more provocative,” SBDA in form and practice nership with the Arts Mentorship Program offers a different image of female empower(AMP), a separate nonprofit cofounded by ment and recognition than the overtly sexual SBDA founder Steven Lovelace and Tillim. choreography popular nationally; Toddlers Providing dance and creative arts oppor- and Tiaras they are not. “We let girls be girls. tunities for children in Santa Barbara who We let them be valued without wearing lingeotherwise could not afford them, AMP’s one- rie,” Tillim said. to-one mentorship program has expanded Upcoming events include a mother/daugh“exponentially” thanks to a sub-tenancy at the ter dance intensive, a March dance showcase, new Cota space, wherein SBDA donates up to and world-class summer instructions in hip$85,000 per year in in-kind services, staff time, hop, contemporary, jazz, and others. With supplies, and studio and office space.Working spring semester classes beginning the first with CASA Santa Barbara, Transition House, week of January, now would be a great time to CALM, and creative partner Teen Star Santa kick-start a career in dance, be you a dancer of n Barbara, among many others, the AMP gives any age or the parent of one.

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EVERYTHING OPERA: These photos from the 2016 National Opera Association Conference in Indianapolis show the range of performances one can expect at the event in Santa Barbara this weekend. Religious subjects (left), modern and contemporary works (center), choral arrangements (right), and, as seen below, the outstanding individuals who receive the Association’s Lift Every Voice Legacy Award for contributions to opera by AfricanAmericans.

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an Diego may have their Comic-Con, and Las Vegas, of course, has the Consumer Electronics Show, among many others, but for 2017 at least, Santa Barbara has the hospitality edge. On January 5-7, the Fess Parker DoubleTree Resort on Cabrillo will host the annual convention of the National Opera Association (NOA). Three full days of talks, workshops, performances, and competitions will have our waterfront echoing with some of the world’s greatest music. Although the conference’s programming caters to the many opera professionals who will travel from all over the country to be here, there’s one event in particular that’s open to the public to enjoy at the bargain price of just $10 a ticket. The Dominick Argento Chamber Opera Competition will be at the Music Academy’s Hahn Hall on Friday, January 6, at 7:30 p.m. Portions of the three finalist chamber operas will feature talented students from UCSB’s Opera Theatre program, and a distinguished panel of judges will declare one of these compositions the winner of a prize that leads to a full production at next year’s NOA conference in New Orleans. For UCSB Associate Professor Benjamin Brecher, NOA’s choice of Santa Barbara for its 2017 annual convention represents the culmination of years of effort developing the UCSB Opera Theatre program, followed by months of hard work planning the event.With the Dominick Argento Chamber Opera Competition at Hahn Hall, Brecher hopes “to show opera directors and producers from all over North America the quality of teaching and students we have here.” The Department of Music is bringing in Sara Widzer, a veteran stage and opera director from Los Angeles, expressly to prepare the students for their big night.

by Charles Donelan As for the chamber operas they will perform, the three finalists underscore the vitality and dynamism of an art form that has grown in both interest and productivity among composers in this century. Tom Cipullo’s After Life follows on the success of his first opera, Glory Denied, which was recorded at the Fort Worth Opera Festival and released in 2013 by Albany

turned it into a short opera for four singers and a chamber ensemble. This piece is short enough for it to be performed in its entirety on Friday night. Joseph Turrin’s The Scarecrow adapts Nathaniel Hawthorne’s wonderful late story “Feathertop” as the point of departure for a two-act piece, of which we will see Act One.

Records. Where Glory Denied took its story from the real-life experiences of Colonel Jim Thompson, the longest-held POW in the history of the United States armed forces, After Life imagines a conversation between the spirits of Pablo Picasso and Gertrude Stein. When a victim of the Holocaust shows up to add another perspective, these two titans of modernism must reconsider what they think they know about life and death. In Letter from Quebec to Providence in the Rain, composer Jeremy Gill has taken a play of the same name by the prolific Don Nigro and

Turrin’s range as a composer is reflected in the varied forms in which he has worked, from film and theater scoring to jazz and electronic music. With this piece, he will show what he can do with Hawthorne’s dark ironies. The judges — Michael Ching, Robin Guarino, Henry Price, and Kostis Protopapas — will render a decision at the conclusion of the evening, a circumstance that ought to make for genuine excitement. Since these three operas were chosen out of 45 pieces that were nominated this year, they are already elite instances of the form, and Brecher and independent.com

his singers are determined to deliver the most compelling possible version of each.“It’s about giving the best presentation we can and doing something that will make the composers proud,” he said. What’s more, he’s enthusiastic about the concert setting, where there will be a live audience alongside the panel that makes the decision. “What we will have is not just a committee sitting in a room somewhere and making their choice,” said Brecher. It will instead be a full evening of music in front of a live audience, a situation which is certain to inform their judgment. For those with the inclination to dive deeper into the NOA convention, there will be additional events, including the association’s annual vocal competition — with judges Marilyn Horne, Laverne Monte, and John Churchwell on Saturday morning in the Fess Parker Grand Ballroom — and loads of interesting lectures and workshops; however, to access these, you will be obliged to register. If you do, look out for Opera Santa Barbara’s Kostis Protopapas, who will give the keynote lecture on Thursday, and UCSB’s Simon Williams, who will be interviewed Saturday on operatic acting. Many of the talks will be illustrated with live vocal performances, as singers work with their teachers to explore the field of opera through analysis and practice. For more information or to register, visit noa.org.

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LYRICAL BARD DUDES: Taylor Goldsmith (second from right) is the lead singer and songwriter of the L.A.based band Dawes.

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espite the vast and stunning array and a real universe they create, but I don’t of diverse, inventive, and simply struggle with digging through the weeds in great music being created today, that order to get something out of it.   lowest-common-denominator style of catchy hooks and simplistic songwriting There’s a melancholy mood to a lot of the music, still manages to dominate airwaves and the but also some joy, sort of like the two sides of life. festival circuit. The Los Angeles–based band Is that intentional? I appreciate that you find Dawes is a strong antidote to that, offering that. When I listen back to our first records, rich storytelling in their which I like and am proud lyrics, which are laid of them all, there is only across meanderingly one side, and it’s pretty melancholy chords that down, pretty sad. That’s usually culminate in only showing one half of a chorus full of emothe equation. The human tion and meaning. The condition requires two band is led by singer/ halves of that picture. It is by Matt Kettmann song writer brothrough and it is dark, but we are also able to laugh at the ers Taylor and Grifsame time, and sometimes fin Goldsmith, who spent their formative years in Malibu. Tay- we’re laughing at that same dark shit. I really lor spoke to me over the phone for a half wanted, as much as I could, to bring that to hour last month. What follows is a con- the music so that there was a more complete densed version of our chat, a longer ver- human picture rather than just a sob story. sion of which can be found at independent .com/dawes17. Is that why the first song off the new album is a party song? We didn’t really think about that. That What did your parents do? Our dad was a singer song is a good example of what we’re talking and keyboardist and was in bands throughout about because it does show the duality of his whole life. He was in a band called Sweat- that lifestyle and that world, especially in Los hog that opened for Black Sabbath and even- Angeles. You want to go out and be a part of it; tually was the lead singer of Tower of Power you want to be invited. Then you are witness to for a few years. He still sings and plays all the this debauchery in the midst of what was supposed to be a celebration.You have to figure out time, but he’s also a real estate agent now. where the line is and what is ugly and what is The strong storytelling aspect in your music is appealing. I hope that is what’s conveyed in the missing in most popular music these days. Why do song. The singer in the tune is not entirely sure you make music that way? There are some kind where he stands on what he’s experiencing. of songwriters who know how to create an impression by not really being too particular What can people expect on this tour? We’re doing in connecting their intended emotions. They “An Evening With…”, so there is not going write what they need to do for their own trip, to be an opener, and we are going to be able and that turns into something that is power- to play more than we ever have before. As a ful for the listeners. I’ve always struggled with band, we love what we do, and we want to that. I don’t know how to do that. stay onstage longer and longer. We get an For me, it’s always been more so figuring opportunity to play for two, two and a half out how to write a song by making it as simple hours, and we’re really looking forward to and understandable as I can, like Warren what that allows us to do. We’ll be revisiting Zevon and John Prine and guys like that. parts of the catalog that we haven’t played in When I listen to them, there is a real depth a long, long time.

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JAZZ OF LIGHT: With works such as 2013’s Luz and 2010’s Invisible, Luis Muñoz employs themes of light to add brightness to his jazz compositions.

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’m a happy man,” reports Luis Muñoz, But he’s not blocking out the light; with the celebrated Costa Rican–born Santa records such as 2013’s Luz and 2010’s Invisible, Barbara jazz artist and producer, who light — both come and gone — is a recurring continues to win accolades worldwide theme. “I try to find beauty in everything for his optimistic, soothing, and sultry works. around me; there’s a lot of ugliness in the It’s a deep happiness, the kind that comes world already, so I try to be an optimist and from a gratitude for the fabric of life itself. At see it with a perspective of light,” he said. For age 5, the young Muñoz had to undergo heart vocal records, he prefers the colorful and surgery.“It was a blessing in disguise. It makes surreal prose and poetry of authors such you present at all times, to try to get as much as Roberto Bolaño, Horacio Quiroga, and Gabriel García Márquez. out of life as possible,” he said. Certainly, he’s seizing every day, with For one of his newer works, an upcoman output that only seems to grow more ing release titled The Dead Man, Muñoz prolific as the years go by. took inspiration from a short Last year, he won two ACAM story.“With the theme of the (Association of Composers & dead man, it’s about seeing a Musical Authors) awards for bit of the limit in your exishis new album, Voz—includtence in this world of ours, ing Jazz CD of the Year in kind of like,‘I’ve got so much his native country — and his stuff in my soul that I want music was even chosen by to put out; I gotta get on the NPR’s Alt.Latino program as a ball and do it while I’m still by Richie DeMaria around,’” he said. Fittingly, “Music for Healing” selection in a post-Trump world. FeaThe Dead Man is vivacious turing an international roster of musicians, and spontaneous, recorded live over two days including Magos Herrera, Téka Penteriche, and spiked with harsh electric guitar. and Claudia Acuña—renowned jazz singers In fact, rock was Muñoz’s first music. But from Mexico, Brazil, and Chile, respectively then he was introduced to jazz by his brother’s —Voz also features incredibly skilled locals friend, who was traveling in a van full of “litersuch as bassist Randy Tico and pianist George ally hundreds of the greatest jazz records of Friedenthal, plus mixing and engineering the world — Monk, Coltrane, Miles. I wanted from S.B. sound engineers Emmet Sargeant to be part of that idiom — so fresh, so in the moment.” From there, he went on to play and Dominic Camardella. For lyrics, Muñoz turned to two childhood in ensembles and compose pieces for short friends: poets Luis Enrique Mejía Godoy and films, and through steady dedication, one Osvaldo Sauma, the winner of the National day he found himself playing a festival slot at Poetry Award in Costa Rica in 2014, whose the Long Beach Jazz Festival between giants words are sung along with those of Rómulo Chick Corea and Miles Davis. Castro and Jaime Gamboa. “It is wonderful With a sequel to Voz in the works called because with them you have such a deep sense The Infinite Dream, Muñoz continues to feed of history and friendship. I grew up in a place his artistic hunger.“You have to try new things where everybody knew each other, and then as an artist, and you have to write to maintain to see them flourish and to be able to col- your inner peace,” he said. Creating, relaxing, laborate with them—it is a very nice thing.” and finding contentedness — it seems there’s Something of a collaborator-come-lately, much inner peace, indeed. “To me, being Muñoz, like many artists, began his early years accomplished and rich is being joyful, being in incubatory solitude to develop his own at peace with your loved ones. That’s what it’s musical voice, and the studio is very much still all about. In that sense, I am a happy man, and a refuge and a place of shelter for him. I am a successful man, too.” n

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Tig: I stumbled upon this documentary about comedian Tig Notaro, and while not technically a stand-up special, it had me laughing and crying the whole way through. It chronicles the everyday woman’s mid-life crisis: breast cancer, a mother’s untimely death, a breakup, infertility issues, and a Clostridium difficile diagnosis — all of which occurred within one year. Instead of falling victim to her tragedies, Notaro turned her pain into humor at a routine gig at L.A.’s Largo comedy club, which eventually made her a viral sensation. The film follows Notaro’s deeply personal journey in the year following the legendary set and her struggle to deal with her newfound notoriety as the woman who makes jokes about cancer. By complementing reels of old shows with her new material, Notaro offers a humorous and inspiring look into how comedians use wise-cracking to make light of personal strife.

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Michael Che Matters: This past year, the entire world saw politics turn personal. For Michael Che, no topic is off the record when it comes to exploring contemporary society’s racial, sexual, and religious views. As a co-anchor on Saturday Night Live’s “Weekend Update,” Che is comfortable speaking honestly about politics, and he plays on his audience’s expectations of what is considered politically correct. For example, the audience reacts with dismay toward his approval of Donald Trump at first, but Che throws them off when he states that the Donald shouldn’t be president but that he is one funny dude. Che questions Jesus’s carpentry

skills (“Why would he be a carpenter if he could perform miracles?”), legitimizes white supremacists’ anger (“You can’t be a racist if you’re insecure”), and satirizes black peoples’ fight for civil rights (“Why is it that if you’re black you have to let things go?”) to provide much-needed comedic relief. Admittedly raunchy, he does sort of resemble Trump: He says things people are too afraid Tig Notaro to say in public.

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Ali Wong: Baby Cobra: Comedian and TV writer Ali Wong accomplished something not often seen: performing a live stand-up special while seven and a half months pregnant. Don’t worry; it’s not all just jokes about what to expect while you’re expecting. She takes a dark stab at miscarriages, Asians, and her definition of feminism. At the beginning of the set, Wong makes a tongue-in-cheek criticism jab at modern feminism, asking women why they let men in on the joke that they are fully capable of working. She fully commits to her jokes, even twerking and frolicking around on her back on the floor. Her dark sense of humor, deadpan energy, and storytelling will have you glued to the screen until the very — unexpected — end. Kathleen Madigan: Bothering Jesus: With Irish-Catholic roots and a Midwestern upbringing, this funny femme intertwines personal stories and mainstream news headlines to provide her perspective of the world. Madigan’s stand-up gig in Wisconsin begins with her telling the audience about growing up in Ferguson, Missouri, and how she isn’t surprised by the racial divide — in fact, she wonders why it’s taken this long for the news to break. With set-running jokes about missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 that mysteriously disappeared and the politics of noodling (catching catfish with your bare hands), she makes you feel as if you’re in her home, sipping wine in rigorous, arm-raising motions just to fool your Fitbit. Her hearty laugh and tales of growing up with six siblings are genuine, satirical, and all too relatable to those who — Savanna Mesch grew up in rural America.

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A Monster Calls (108 mins., PG-13) Based on the fantasy novel of the same name, this story follows young boy Conor, who struggles to talk about his mother’s terminal cancer when he is visited by a tree monster who warns him he will tell the boy three stories. Then, Conor must tell his own story. Felicity Jones, Sigourney Weaver, and Lewis MacDougall star. Fiesta 5

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O Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (134 mins., PG-13)

Jackie Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, and Liam Neeson star. Paseo Nuevo Underworld: Blood Wars (91 mins., R) Kate Beckinsale reprises her role as vampire Selene in this fifth installment of the film franchise.

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NOW SHOWiNG Elle (130 mins., R) Isabelle Huppert stars in this mystery/ thriller as a woman who is raped and then sets about tracking down her assailant. Directed by Paul Verhoeven.

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Ginger Rogers, including a delightfully enchanting tap dancing scene. Through song, dance, humor, romance, and heartache, the lovers inspire each other to work for their dreams. Yet the film also reminds the audience that fantasy can be just that — things we desire but may never have. (SM)

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Lion (118 mins., PG-13) Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) stars as a man who was adopted from Calcutta when he was a boy by an Australian couple and searches to find his birth family.

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This poignant film captures raw human emotion in the wake of tragedy. Not only do Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams shine, but breakout actor Lucas Hedges perfectly portrays how difficult is it to deal with the death of a parent during adolescence. Anyone who has experienced the loss of a family member can find solace in the film’s themes of grief, forgiveness, and learning to let go. (SM) Plaza de Oro

In terms of the Star Wars timeline, Rogue One falls between the space opera’s disappointing prequels and its game-changing originals — so after the Empire really hits its dark-side stride but before the Alliance blows the Death Star to bits. In terms of appeal, the spinoff, directed by Gareth Edwards, hits right in the middle, too. Interstellar dogfights sizzle above deliciously immersive worlds where sassy androids best storm troopers who still can’t shoot worth a damn. Fun homages abound without being overplayed. But Rogue One tries too hard to cement a new cast of gritty yet lovable rebel warriors, throwing out action and one-liners when a couple more moments of meaningful dialogue would have hit much harder. Still, it’s a ride worth taking. (TH)

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Sing (108 mins., PG) Koala bear Buster Moon (Matthew McConaughey) owns a theater that has fallen upon financial difficulties thanks to a series of flops he’s produced. In an attempt to raise funds to save the theater, Moon holds a singing competition, which brings unlikely hopefuls to audition. Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Seth MacFarlane, Taron Egerton, and Jennifer Hudson are just a few of the stars who lend their voices to this animated film. Fairview/Fiesta 5

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Fences Fences (138 mins., PG-13) Academy Award winner Denzel Washington directs and stars in this film adaptation of August Wilson’s play about a father struggling with his life and trying to raise his family amid strained race relations of the 1950s. Viola Davis also stars. Camino Real/Metro 4 Jackie (100 mins., R) Natalie Portman is getting Oscar buzz for her turn in this biopic about Jacqueline Kennedy and how she copes after the shocking assassination of president John F. Kennedy. It also stars Peter Sarsgaard, Billy Crudup, John Hurt, and Greta Gerwig. Paseo Nuevo

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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. Camino Real/Fiesta 5 Passengers (116 mins., PG-13) Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt star in this sci-fi romantic thriller about

Why Him? (111 mins., R) James Franco and Bryan Cranston go head-to-head in this comedy about a father (Cranston) who wildly disapproves of his daughter’s new, socially incompetent billionaire boyfriend, Laird (Franco). Megan Mullally and Zoey Deutch costar. Fairview/Fiesta 5

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(Mar. 21-Apr. 19): Light, electricity, and magnetism are different expressions of a single phenomenon. Scottish scientist and mathematician James Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879) was the first to formulate a theory to explain that startling fact. One of the cornerstones of his work was a set of 20 equations with 20 unknowns. But a younger scientist named Oliver Heaviside decided this was much too complicated. He recast Maxwell’s cumbersome theory in the form of four equations with four unknowns. That became the new standard. In 2017, I believe you Aries will have a knack akin to Heaviside’s. You’ll see the concise essentials obscured by needless complexity. You’ll extract the shining truths trapped inside messy confusions.

(June 21-July 22): The creature known as the shorteared elephant shrew is typically four inches long and weighs a little more than one ounce. And yet it’s more genetically similar to elephants than to true shrews. In its home habitat of southern Africa, it’s known as the sengi. I propose we regard it as one of your spirit animals in 2017. Its playful place in your life will symbolize the fact that you, too, will have secret connections to big, strong influences; you, too, will have natural links with powerhouses that outwardly don’t resemble you.

TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20): “The thornbush is the old obstacle in the road,” wrote Franz Kafka. “It must catch fire if you want to go further.” Let’s analyze this thought, Taurus. If it’s to be of maximum use for you in 2017, we will have to develop it further. So here are my questions. Did Kafka mean that you’re supposed to wait around passively, hoping the thornbush will somehow catch fire, either through a lucky lightning strike or an act of random vandalism? Or should you, instead, take matters into your own hands — douse the thornbush with gasoline and throw a match into it? Here’s another pertinent query: Is the thornbush really so broad and hardy that it blocks the whole road? If not, maybe you could just go around it.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): The fictional character Scott Pilgrim is the hero of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s series of graphic novels. He becomes infatuated with a “ninja delivery girl” named Ramona Flowers, but there’s a complication. Before he can win her heart, he must defeat all seven of her evil ex-lovers. I’m sure your romantic history has compelled you to deal with equally challenging dilemmas, Gemini. But I suspect you’ll get a reprieve from that kind of dark melodrama in 2017. The coming months should be a bright and expansive chapter in your Book of Love.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): “When I look back, I see my former selves, numerous as the trees,” writes Leo poet Chase Twichell. I’m sure that’s an experience you’ve had yourself. Do you find it comforting? Does it feel like being surrounded by old friends who cushion you with nurturing familiarity? Or is it oppressive and claustrophobic? Does it muffle your spontaneity and keep you tethered to the past? I think these are important questions for you to meditate on in 2017. It’s time to be very conscious and creative about shaping your relationships with all the people you used to be.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): “‘Life experience’ does not amount to very much and could be learned from novels alone … without any help from life.” So said Nobel Prize–winning author Elias Canetti, who was born in Bulgaria, had British citizenship, and wrote in German. Although his idea contradicts conventional wisdom, I am presenting it for your consideration in 2017. You’re ready for a massive upgrade in your understanding about the nature of reality — and firsthand “life experience” alone won’t be enough to ensure that.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): I am rooting for you to be flagrantly unique in 2017. I vehemently want you to be uninhibited about expressing your deepest, rawest, hottest inclinations. In this spirit, I offer the follow-

ing four rallying cries: (1) “Don’t be addicted to looking cool, baby!” —My friend Luther. (2) Creative power arises when you conquer your tendency to stay detached. —Paraphrased from poet Marianne Moore. (3) If you want to be original, have the courage to be an amateur. —Paraphrased from poet Wallace Stevens. (4) “In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities; in the expert’s mind there are few.” —Zen teacher Shunryu Suzuki.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): “There is a desperation for unknown things,” wrote poet Charles Wright,“a thirst for endlessness that snakes through our bones.” Every one of us has that desperation and thirst from time to time, but no one feels the pull toward perplexing enchantments and eternal riddles more often and more intensely than you Scorpios. And according to my astrological meditations on your life in 2017, you will experience this pull even more often and with greater intensity than ever before. Is that a problem? I don’t see why it should be. In fact, it could make you sexier and smarter than ever — especially if you regard it as a golden opportunity to become sexier and smarter than ever.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): I hope you will seek out a wide range of intoxicating experiences in 2017. The omens predict it. Fate sanctifies it. I hope you will gracefully barrel your way through the daily whirl with a constant expectation of sly epiphanies, amusing ecstasies, and practical miracles. There has rarely been a time in your life when you’ve had so much potential to heal old wounds through immersions in uncanny bliss. But please note: The best of these highs will NOT be induced by drugs or alcohol, but rather by natural means like sex, art, dancing, meditation, dreamwork, singing, yoga, lucid perceptions, and vivid conversations.

“I feel imbued with a mysterious positive energy,” he wrote,“as if thousands of supplicants are worshipping golden statues of me somewhere.” Given the astrological omens, I think it’s quite possible you will have similar feelings on regular occasions in 2017. I’m not necessarily saying there will literally be golden statues of you in town squares and religious shrines, nor am I guaranteeing that thousands of supplicants will telepathically bathe you in adoration. But who cares how you’re imbued with mysterious positive energy as long as you are?

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): When it’s summer in the Northern Hemisphere, the birds known as arctic terns hang out in Greenland and Iceland. Before the chill sets in, they embark on an epic migration to Antarctica, arriving in time for another summer. But when the weather begins to turn too cold there, they head to the far north again. This is their yearly routine. In the course of a lifetime, a single bird may travel as far as 1.25 million miles — the equivalent of three roundtrips to the moon. I propose that you make this creature your spirit animal in 2017, Aquarius. May the arctic tern inspire you to journey as far as necessary to fulfill your personal equivalent of a quest for endless summer.

PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20): In June 1962, three prisoners sneaked out of the Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary, located on an island in San Francisco Bay. Did they succeed in escaping? Did they swim to safety through the frigid water and start new lives abroad? No one knows. Law enforcement officials never found them. Even today, though, the U.S. Marshals Service keeps the case open, and still investigates new evidence when it comes in. Are there comparable enigmas in your own life, Pisces? Events in your past that raised questions you’ve never been able to solve? In 2017, I bet you will finally get to the bottom of them.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): I thought of you when I read a tweet by a person who calls himself Vexing Voidsquid.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: AMPIGE INVESTMENTS at 1450 Camino Manadero, Santa Barbara, CA 93111; AMPIGE INVESTMENTS LLC at 1450 Camino Manadero, Santa Barbara, CA 93111. This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: Stephen Wilson. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 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 Christine Potter. FBN Number: 2016‑0003356. Published: Jan 5, 12, 19, 26 2017

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: READYWORK SOLUTIONS at 800 South Broadway Ste 209, Santa Maria, CA 93454; John Bassi at 800 South Broadway Ste 209, Santa Maria, CA 93454. This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 27, 2016. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Tara Jayasinghe. FBN Number: 2016‑0003490. Published: Jan 5, 12, 19, 26 2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CATALYST CUISINE at 336 E Victoria St Unit A, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; GOGO CLEANSE, LLC at 336 E Victoria St unit A, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Irina Skoeries. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 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: 2016‑0003474. Published: Jan 5, 12, 19, 26 2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: YOUR CAKE BAKER at 2018 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93109; MAEVA, LLC at 315 Meigs Road, Suite A154, Santa Barbara, CA 93109. This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 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 Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2016‑0003427. Published: Jan 5, 12, 19, 26 2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SKUM BAGZ at 5481 El Carro Ln, Carpinteria, CA 93013; Ivan Sanchez Millhollin at 1905 De la Vina St. #7, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Kyle Sanchez Millhollin 5481 El Carro Ln Carpinteria, CA 93013. This business is conducted by a General Partnership Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 13, 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: 2016‑0003394. Published: Jan 5, 12, 19, 26 2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: The Grease Monkey at 145 Walnut Ln Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Tami Hill (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 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 Cristine Potter. FBN Number: 2016‑0003363. Published: Dec 15, 22, 29 2016. Jan 5 2017.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: BEYOND TOLERANCE at 227 Constance Ln, Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Adele Rosen at 227 Constance Ln, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 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 Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2016‑0003425. Published: Jan 5, 12, 19, 26 2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: ANYTECHCA at 3905 State Street #7, Suite 191, Santa Barbara, CA 93117; Shain Cox at 7226 Tuolume Drive, Goleta CA 93117. This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Shain Cox This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 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 Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2016‑0003337. Published: Jan 5, 12, 19, 26 2017.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: OMNIXRAY, LLC at 421 Pine Avenue, Goleta, CA 93117; OMNIXRAY, LLC at 421 Pine Avenue, Goleta, CA 93117. This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Timothy W. James. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 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 Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2016‑0003438. Published: Jan 5, 12, 19, 26 2017.

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Legals (continued) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Brunner Leasing, Dean Brunner Rentals at 6778 Pasado Rd Goleta, CA 93117; Dean R Brunner (same address) Penny S Brunner (same address) This business is conducted by a Married Couple Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 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 Tara Jayasinghe. FBN Number: 2016‑0003364. Published: Dec 15, 22, 29 2016. Jan 5 2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Arnett Gunson Facial Reconstruction, The Center For Corrective Jaw Surgery at 9 E Pedregosa Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Michael J Gunson DDS MD Professional Medical Corporation 260 Cinderella Lane Santa Barbara, CA 93111 This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 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 Tara Jayasinghe. FBN Number: 2016‑0003357. Published: Dec 15, 22, 29 2016. Jan 5 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Designs By Laura Ashley at 355 Oak View Ln Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Laura Ashley Mimms (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: L. Ashley Mimms This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 6, 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: 2016‑0003325. Published: Dec 15, 22, 29 2016. Jan 5 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: J & J Photobooth at 7190 Davenport Rd #205 Goleta, CA 93117; Janet Briseno (same address) Javier Castro Jr (same address) This business is conducted by a Married Couple Signed: Janet Briseno This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 30, 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: 2016‑0003263. Published: Dec 15, 22, 29 2016. Jan 5 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: San Roque Florist at 3623 State Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Mario David Amador Diaz 6688 Picasso Rd Apt G Goleta, CA 93117; Ana Theresa De Munoz Diaz (same address) This business is conducted by a Married Couple Signed: Mario Diaz This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 08, 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: 2016‑0003346. Published: Dec 15, 22, 29 2016. Jan 5 2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Sun Potion, Sun Potion Transformational Foods at 430 East Gutierrez Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Sun Potion, LLC 27 West Anapamu #408 Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Scott Linde This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 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 Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2016‑0003289. Published: Dec 15, 22, 29 2016. Jan 5 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Santa Barbara Auto Spa, SBAS Santa Barbara at 26 South Milpas Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Blancy W Adams (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 Tania Paredes‑Sadler. FBN Number: 2016‑0003163. Published: Dec 15, 22, 29 2016. Jan 5 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MCLUB at 1010 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Montecito Bank & Trust (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Maria E. McCall‑Agent This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 08, 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: 2016‑0003348. Published: Dec 15, 22, 29 2016. Jan 5 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Grab Eat Fit at 231 S. Magnolia Ave Goleta, CA 93117; Sania Revault Diaz 106 Sumida Garden Lane Santa Barbara, CA 93111 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 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 Tara Jayasinghe. FBN Number: 2016‑0003287. Published: Dec 22, 29 2016. Jan 5, 12 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Give Wings To Your Dreams, Golden Wings Press, Inspired Life Design at 880 Clark Road Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Lauren E Sullivan (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Lauren E. Sullivan This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 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 Tara Jayasinghe. FBN Number: 2016‑0003418. Published: Dec 22, 29 2016. Jan 5, 12 2017.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Olivia Loewy, PHD And Associates at 5134 Cathedral Oaks Road Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Olivia Rochelle Loewy (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Leo Cortez This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 14, 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: 2016‑0003399. Published: Dec 22, 29 2016. Jan 5, 12 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: A R Catering at 6034 Hollister Ave Goleta, CA 93117; Alejandro Reyes 311 Beech Ct Buellton, CA 93427 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 05, 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: 2016‑0003305. Published: Dec 22, 29 2016. Jan 5, 12 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Carpetech at 327 West Cota Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Leo A Coretz (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Leo Cortez This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 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 Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2016‑0003429. Published: Dec 22, 29 2016. Jan 5, 12 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Breakthroughs International at 329 Salida De Sol Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Educational Kinesiology Foundation (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Kari Coady This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 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 Jessica Sheaff. FBN Number: 2016‑0003419. Published: Dec 22, 29 2016. Jan 5, 12 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Gaviota Wildlife Films at 1121 North Milpas St Apt B Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Gaviota Wildlife Films LLC (same address) This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 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 Jessica Sheaff. FBN Number: 2016‑0003416. Published: Dec 22, 29 2016. Jan 5, 12 2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: All Terrain Solar Electric at 1121 North Milpas St Apt B Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Shaw Leonard (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 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 Jessica Sheaff. FBN Number: 2016‑0003415. Published: Dec 22, 29 2016. Jan 5, 12 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Pro Driver Staffing, Trucker Hotspot at 304 Sherwood Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Kayla J. Horwat (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 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 Sheaff. FBN Number: 2016‑0003367. Published: Dec 22, 29 2016. Jan 5, 12 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Down Under Painting at 2012A Castillo St Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Todd Cummings (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 12, 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 Cristine Potter. FBN Number: 2016‑0003372. Published: Dec 22, 29 2016. Jan 5, 12 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Compassionate Coaching at 6647 El Colegio Rd #B225 Goleta, CA 93117; John David Mudie (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 06, 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 Connie Fran. FBN Number: 2016‑0003318. Published: Dec 22, 29 2016. Jan 5, 12 2017.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: 805 Iron at 225 E Carrillo Suite 200 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Travis Twining 475 Santa Rosa Ln Santa Barbara, CA 93108 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Cesar Her nandez‑Agent This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 13, 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 Cristine Potter. FBN Number: 2016‑0003384. Published: Dec 22, 29 2016. Jan 5, 12 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Dash Medical at 235 W. Pueblo Street 2nd Floor Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Palliative Care Consultants of Santa Barbara, Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 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 Noe Solis. FBN Number: 2016‑0003451. Published: Dec 22, 29 2016. Jan 5, 12 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Michael Bordofsky MD And Trautwein Medical Corporation Joint Venture at 515 E. Micheltornea Street Suite C Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Michael Bordofsky 416 Foxen Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Trautwein Medical Corporation 1805 E Cabrillo Blvd #C Santa Barbara, CA 93108 This business is conducted by a Joint Venture Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 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 Noe Solis. FBN Number: 2016‑0003450. Published: Dec 22, 29 2016. Jan 5, 12 2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Archer‑Gimbal Publishing, Greg Jacobson International at 6 Harbor Way #200 Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Gregory Lawrence Jacobson 130 Santa Rosa Place Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 13, 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 Connie Fran. FBN Number: 2016‑0003381. Published: Dec 22, 29 2016. Jan 5, 12 2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Santa Barbara Meal Prep at 1269 Camino Meleno Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Adriana Garcia (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 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 Noe Solis. FBN Number: 2016‑0003448. Published: Dec 22, 29 2016. Jan 5, 12 2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Asociacion Nacional DE Locutores DE Mexico AC EN CA at 3755 San Remo Dr. Apt 161 Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Alma Patricia Blando Rangel (same address) Sergio Naveda Pedraza (same address) This business is conducted by a Unincorporated Association Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 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 Tara Jayasinghe. FBN Number: 2016‑0003362. Published: Dec 22, 29 2016. Jan 5, 12 2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Conversation Cafe at 821 State St. Unit B Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Bridging Borders International 66 Ocean View #14 Santa Barbara, CA 93103 This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 30, 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: 2016‑0003261. Published: Dec 22, 29 2016. Jan 5, 12 2017.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Santa Barbara Gift & Apparel at 933 State St Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Tiamo, LLC 217A Stearns Wharf Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 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 Christine Potter. FBN Number: 2016‑0003453. Published: Dec 29 2016. Jan 5, 12, 19 2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Cejae Photography at 611 Miramonte Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Cierra Benavidez (samea address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Cierra Benavidez This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 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 Jessica Sheaff. FBN Number: 2016‑0003089. Published: Jan 5, 12, 19, 26 2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Goleta Realty, Santa Barbara Realty at 7103 Monique Ct. Goleta, 93117; William Michael Gadsby (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 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: 2016‑0003461. Published: Dec 29 2016. Jan 5, 12, 19 2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: The Free Methodist Church-USA at 214 El Monte Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93109; The Free Methodist Church of North America 770 N. High School Road Indianapolis, IN 46214 This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Larry Roberts This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 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 Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2016-0003458. Published: Jan 5, 12, 19, 26 2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Creative Promotions, Creative Promotions Unlimited, The Map at 1072 Camino Del Retiro Santa Barbara, CA 93110; David Adam Zeff (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: David Zeff This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 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 Tara Jayasinghe. FBN Number: 2016‑0003460. Published: Dec 29 2016. Jan 5, 12, 19 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Hireth Makery at 3739 Foothill Road Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Alexis Saghie (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 30, 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: 2016‑0003262. Published: Dec 29 2016. Jan 5, 12, 19 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Carpets Unlimited Colortile at 1217 S. Blosser Rd. #A Santa Maria, CA 93458; Carpets Unlimited of Santa Maria, Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Greg Frainer This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 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 Mary Soto. FBN Number: 2016‑0003345. Published: Dec 29 2016. Jan 5, 12, 19 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Veronica Springs Church at 949 Veronica Springs Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93105; First Baptist Church of Santa Barbara (samea address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Hans Kistre. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 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: 2016‑0003360. Published: Jan 5, 12, 19, 26 2017

Name Change IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF JAMES MICHAEL MOSKOW and LINDA FRANCINE MOSKOW CHAN TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 16CV05619 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 MOSKOW TO: JAMES MICHAELS FROM: LINDA FRANCINE MOSKOW TO: LINDA FRANCINE MICHAELS 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 Feb 22, 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 Dec 13, 2016 . by Judge James E. Herman of the Superior Court. Published. Dec 22, 29 2016. Jan 5, 12 2017.

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