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NEWS of the WEEK

Feb. 2-9, 2017

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The average daily room rate for South Coast hotels in Santa Barbara is $248.84 a night. That compares to the average range of $130-$260 a night in other California coastal communities in a UCLA report just released examining how expensive it’s become for most Californians to visit the coast. That report found that the average California resident was willing to spend $118 a night. The issue of coastal affordability has become of intense concern not just to the California Coastal Commission but also to some state legislators who’ve introduced bills designed to encourage and to mandate affordable coastal accommodations for state residents. pau l wellm an

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14-year-old Dimitri Poulos dominating the 17-and-under juniors. With the highest heat total of the event — an 18.54 out of a possible 20 — Poulos also won the Scosche In Rhythm Award. For more information and full contest results, visit rinconclassic.com. Vote in The Independent Independent’s 5th Annual Rincon Classic Video —Keith Hamm Contest at independent.com/rinconclassicvideovote. pau l wellm an

Santa Barbara’s Kilian Garland (pictured) beat out a stacked field to win the 2017 Channel Islands Surfboards Rincon Classic presented by Hurley, held last weekend at Rincon Point. Garland’s finish at the top of the podium in the Rincon Brewery Pro division marks his sixth event championship in 13 years running. Other standouts included Catherine Clark winning the women’s division and

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a dog town. Beaches, movie theaters, shops — domesticated canines are everywhere. At bars downtown, it is not unusual to find four-legged pups awkwardly sitting on the next stool. When City Council discusses no-leash zones, there are few empty seats in the pews. These days, the county pound on Patterson Avenue looks more like a boutique pet shop full of groomed mutts patiently awaiting a new owner. But that has not always been the case. Just five years ago, more than 80 dogs — twice the number of available cages—packed into the shelter on any given day. This week, there were 32 dogs. One of them was Courage, a black-andwhite pit bull, who came from the Lompoc shelter with a skin infection so horrendous his owner could have faced criminal charges. “In the past, [Courage] would have maybe been euthanized,” explained Dori Villalon, the shelter’s operations manager, one of five new positions that the county created last year to improve a department long plagued by dysfunction and understaffing. After several months of treatment, the 2-year-old pit bull has almost entirely recovered. A dog communicator recently talked to Courage, Villalon explained, and discovered he would like to be adopted by a soul-

ful person, perhaps someone who practices yoga. So Villalon decided to host a yoga class next Saturday in hopes an attendee would adopt him. Such creativity is quite a departure from a place often associated with detention. “I’ve seen a pretty remarkable shift,” said Angela Walters Rockwell, who is the executive director of ASAP (Animal Shelter Assistance Program), which buttresses the county shelter by taking in nearly 1,000 stray cats every year. “The change in all of this has Finding dori: Dori Villalon, who was hired last year as the come out of a tremendous county animal shelter’s operations manager, has helped reduce the facility’s dog population. In addition to running the pound, amount of work and progress. Animal Services responds to 16,000 calls for service every year. We are seeing the benefits.” But looming budget woes, precipitated by the fact the county must languishing in the pound makes some critics increase its employee pension contributions believe the new positions are superfluous.“It’s by about $11 million more next year, are cause easy to say we have fewer dogs; we don’t need for concern for all county departments. “I money or resources,” said Rockwell. don’t think ‘crisis’ is too big of a word,”Villalon It remains to be seen how tightly the budsaid. “We’ve been operating toward building. get must be squeezed. On the chopping block Nobody wants to go backward. It has really could be the job of Community Outreach thrown us for a loop.” Coordinator; the person in that position Animal advocates say success stories like recently left the shelter for a higher-ranking Courage’s warrant the resources for addi- post in Texas. The coordinator’s innovative tional staffers. But the fact fewer dogs are marketing efforts, observers said, is one key

Chumash Tribal Chair Kenneth Kahn In front of an oddly quiet hearing room, the county supervisors decided to restart public monthly meetings with the Chumash tribe. In addition to the televised meetings, the supervisors voted to allow county staff to meet privately with the tribe. Supporters of the tribe say the public process was restrictive by design, but others stressed it was necessary for transparency. Tuesday’s decision can be seen in part as a concession by the county. It came two weeks after the Bureau of Indian Affairs approved the tribe’s 1,400-acre Camp 4 application, which the county has already appealed. County supervisors Das Williams and Joan Hartmann will participate in the talks, which previously were testy and accomplished little.

education The first unloading of Measure I bonds — approved by voters in November — is underway at Santa Barbara Unified School District, with $50 million in secondary-school funding earmarked for new portable classrooms, plus playground, parking lot, pool deck, restroom, and boiler upgrades, among other shovel-ready projects. The purchase of the armory building has $10 million reserved. The board of education also approved an additional $20 million in bond sales to cover hillside stabilization at McKinley Elementary School, walkway stabilization at Cleveland, and various infrastructure renovations outlined by Dave Hetyonk, the district’s facilities director, during January’s board meeting. The district’s goal is to have the money in April, but it will likely launch small-scale maintenance projn ects sooner.

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Schumann’s Dichterliebe Mendelssohn’s Piano Quartet No. 2 in F minor, Op. 2 THE PERFECT MUSICAL SELECTION for Valentine’s Day, Robert Schumann’s exquisite Dichterliebe bursts with emotion. A turn on viola by Maestro Ohyama makes this performance a not-tomiss event. Rounding out the evening is Felix Mendelssohn’s delightful Piano Quartet No. 2 in F minor. Arrive early to enjoy a complimentary chocolate and wine tasting featuring Jessica Foster Confections and Fox Wine Co. CONCERT: $60 includes pre-concert reception. Call 805-966-2441 or 805-963-0761 for tickets. Visit us online at sbco.org. Discount Code SBIND 10% PHOTO: CAPTURED SPIRIT PHOTOGRAPHY

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t the tail end of this week’s California State Lands Commission meeting, Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom appeared to effectively deep-six Venoco oil company’s proposed lease expansion in the Ellwood oil fields off the coast of Goleta. Responding to members of the public who spoke against Venoco’s proposal, Newsom — who serves as one of the three voting members of State Lands Commission — stated, “That project’s dead.” Making the statement unusual, Venoco’s proposal was not on the agenda, was not up for a vote, and, in fact, remains mired in environmental review. Even so, Newsom is the second State Lands commissioner in the last week to come out against the Venoco proposal. Last week, Betty Yee—California’s Controller — did so as well. With two of the three votes stacked against the oil company, it would seem collateral damage: Venoco’s expansion plans Venoco’s proposal is dead. got caught in the cross fire between the Trump White House and the State of California. Clearly driving the commissioners to come out so soon against an oil development that’s not even before them is the Mike Wracher, the company’s chief of White House of Donald Trump. In Decem- operations, alluded to this, stating, “We’re ber, the commission unanimously approved confident that when folks see past the a resolution against any further oil devel- heated politics of the moment and look at opment off the coast of California. While the details and promise of this project, they Venoco is technically seeking to amend an will recognize it not only provides important existing lease—rather than proposing a new economic and energy benefits but also helps development—the Carpinteria-born com- meet our environmental goals.” If Newsom pany has found itself caught in the cross fire — reportedly sizing up a run for the goverof the political showdown now taking place nor’s mansion — and Yee don’t change their between the Trump administration and the minds, Venoco has no avenue for appeal. —Nick Welsh State of California.

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ation with regard to enforcement of its new oversized-vehicle ordinance — banning RVs and other vehicles deemed too big to park safely on city streets — in response to complaints from owners of Sprinters and other models of “tall profile vehicles.” City Attorney Ariel Calonne said he plans to meet with owners of Sprinters and other vehicles similarly tall sometime this month to discuss possible unintended consequences of the ordinance passed by the City Council last fall. Calonne sought to craft an ordinance based solely on the size of the vehicles— arguing their size posed health and safety concerns—not the socioeconomic profile of their occupants. The ordinance effectively banned most RVs but, it turned out, also banned most “tall profile” vehicles. To date, 109 such owners have signed a petition asking City Hall to revoke or rewrite the ordinance. Several have taken their case directly to the council, arguing City Hall cast its regulatory net too widely. The threat of legal action has been alluded to. Such vehicles typically comply with the width and length limits imposed by the new ordinance, but fail to meet the new height standards. Under the city’s ordinance, vehi-

cles that exceed any one of the three dimension limits are not allowed on city streets. Violators will be subject to $53 tickets. Calonne declined to predict when the ordinance would be enforced, explaining that prior predictions have not been borne out. He said the Public Works Department is still working out details of an online application system for residents and visitors seeking to qualify as “exceptions” under the ordinance. Residents and visitors are allowed a maximum of no more than 10 exception permits per 90-day period. The availability of such permits might address some of the concerns expressed by Sprinter owners, but not all. In the meantime, City Hall remains under fire for homeless advocates who regard RVs and pickup trucks with camper shells as home on wheels for those who can’t afford traditional accommodations. About 40 RV owners are signed up with a Safe Parking program that provides managed overnight stays for individuals and families seeking to transition into four walls and a roof. But advocates have demanded, where are these people supposed to stay during daylight hours? The council created an ad hoc subcommittee to address this question. —Nick Welsh


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reason the shelter’s dog population has steadily decreased in recent years. Other reasons include more affordable spay and neuter programs, operational improvements to prevent overcrowding, and “conversational” adoption, a new approach that focuses on matching a potential adopter with the right animal. Likewise, where shelter employees used to check with landlords to make sure they allowed their tenants to have pets, Villalon now sometimes calls landlords who prohibit animals to try to convince them to relax their policies. The tricky part of the Animal Services story is that nonprofit volunteers play a vital role. They augment the department so greatly that it almost semi-privatized. In fact, a hybrid model in which nonprofits are contracted has been a topic at governance oversight committee meetings. But volunteers are not harmonious as they are split up among nonprofits. The dog volunteers are only loosely organized, and they have varying degrees of hands-on experience. Contention among some volunteers and staffers at county supervisorial hearings, if nothing else, underscores the

notion that Santa Barbarans care immensely about their pets. In fact, Santa Barbara may be a place where people love their dogs, but perhaps to a point where owners allow them to behave too freely. “They need to be under better control,” Villalon said. In recent weeks, she has seen a case of an unleashed rottweiler attacking horses being ridden at Loon Point Beach in Carpinteria. Another dog killed a 16-year-old dog being held in his owner’s arms on the sidewalk in Goleta. In less than a year, Villalon has overseen six hearings; the majority of dogs were released as restricted. Two years ago, the county updated its dangerous dog ordinance after two infamous dogs, Daisy and Duke, killed three cats in Orcutt. For Villalon, who has been a change agent of sorts at several animal shelters in Cleveland and Colorado, among other places, the spirited passion people have for animals in an affluent place is a “luxury.” It’s like “Maslow’s hierarchy,” she said: A person’s basic physical needs must be satisfied before emotional ones can be met. “I’ve seen when people are just trying to get through the day,” she said. n

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commuters. And it heads back from Goleta to points south at 4:22 in the afternoon, again too early to be commuter-friendly. For a train to arrive in Santa Barbara at 8 a.m., it needs to leave Los Angeles, where it originates, about 5 a.m. For a whole lot of passengers who use that morning train to commute between Los Angeles and Ventura, such a schedule change would impose a significant hardship. As Spaulding explained it, there are two fixes. Both are complicated in the extreme. Neither is remotely easy. The first requires a change in where a Santa Barbara–bound commuter train originates. By moving the origination point from Los Angeles to Moorpark, the negative impact to commuters traveling between Ventura and Los Angeles can be finessed. “It’s not like a bus,” Spaulding cautioned. “It’s very different.” First, a place to store the train is required. Crews have to be hired to clean it and service it. Neither of those now exist. Neither can be secured with Measure A’s $25 million in train money. The other solution is to run an additional train from Los Angeles early in the morning. Again, Spaulding explained, that’s not simple. Trains are exceptionally expensive, assuming there were any to buy, which, he added, there simply are not. For either of these scenarios to pan out, Spaulding added, a buy-in would be required from a host of regional transportation providers, Metrolink, and Union Pacific, all of which have many competing demands on their limited track space and time. Navigating all the jurisdictions and stakeholders is akin to playing eight-dimensional chess. Despite such complexity, in

the past two years, State Senator HannahBeth Jackson and California Transportation Deputy Director Chad Edison both believed they had reason to declare victory was at hand. Both would be proved unduly optimistic. Last week, Spaulding told the subregional board he needed $50,000 to hire a private consultant to take another look at the options. What’s changed in the past two years, he explained later, sounds bureaucratically esoteric but is potentially profound. In the past, all the multiple stakeholders between San Diego and San Luis Obispo negotiated with Caltrans, which in turn negotiated with Amtrak for train service along the 750 miles of track. In August 2015, Spaulding explained, that changed. Caltrans was taken out of the equation, and all the stakeholding agencies formed their own Joint Powers Agreement. This, he said, provides a level of local control that had hitherto been strikingly absent. In addition, SBCAG itself has just experienced a change of leadership. Jim Kemp, who ran the agency for 14 years, just retired and was replaced by Marjorie Kirn, formerly executive director of the Merced County Association of Governments. There, Kirn ran a rail and bus service. Since taking over, she’s expressed full-throated support for commuter rail. What Kirn can accomplish has yet to be seen. If she fails, it won’t be for lack of effort, say her admirers within the public works bureaucracies. In her very first move since taking over, Kirn changed the chain of command at SBCAG. As of now, Spaulding — SBCAG’s point person for trains and regional bus transit—reports directly to her. n


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South Coast creeks, a sonic manifestation of the heavier-than-average rainfall gracing Santa Barbara’s South Coast. The good news is that the City of Santa Barbara’s Gibraltar Reservoir spilled last week and remains full, and the amount of water in Lake Cachuma has doubled since the New Year. But every silver lining, it seems, comes equipped with a discouraging storm cloud. In this case, none of the 27,814 acre-feet of water pooling in Lake Cachuma qualifies as what the experts call “project water,” meaning it’s not available for human consumption by South Coast water agencies. Not until there’s a live stream running immediately from the base of the dam to the mouth of the Santa Ynez River can water agencies draw from Cachuma. Ray Stokes And because Gibraltar has been so choked with ash and debris generated by the recent Rey Fire, it poses serious water-quality problems. With snowpack statewide the deepest it’s been in 22 years, half the state’s land mass has escaped the clutches of the drought. Last year at this time, 95 percent of the state met one of the many gradations of drought designation. The southern portion of Santa Barbara County not only remains very much in drought, but it’s also in the throes of what’s defined as a severe or extreme drought. Less than 2 percent of the state’s acreage is so defined. As a result, city water czar Joshua Haggmark said Santa —Ray Stokes with the Central Coast Water Authority Barbara residents need to keep pushing to meet or exceed the city’s 35 percent conservation targets. Thus far, there’s no effort to rescind the outdoor watering ban In the meantime, the Montecito Water that went into effect this January. But with District and the City of Santa Barbara have the sustained precipitation, the impetus for continued negotiations so that Montecito outdoor irrigation has diminished greatly. can draw on desalinated water produced Haggmark said he’ll have a better sense of by the city’s new and improved desal plant, what adjustments, if any, are appropriate in scheduled to begin production sometime this March. No final agreement has been March. With so much of the state out of the reached, but the terms of the contract appear drought, the Department of Water Resources to have been established. Those must be ratiis expected to announce an increase in state fied by the respective decision makers in the water deliveries. Currently, deliveries are weeks ahead. Any deal with Montecito will pegged at 60 percent of total contract allo- require a significant increase in the produccations. Depending on which rumors one tion capacity of the plant and the installation subscribes to, that could jump to 80 percent of the pipes to convey the water to Montecito or perhaps even 100. Should the latter tran- customers. When originally discussed as a possible spire, that would be historic. Giving area water officials serious heart- water supply three years ago, the desal plant burn is the fate of 30,000 acre-feet of state improvements weighed in at $18 million. water that’s been banked in the San Luis Today, they’re hovering at $70 million. As Reservoir, the fifth largest in the state. State far as additional rains this year, that remains water managers predict that reservoir will anybody’s guess. According to the latest “spill” February 15. If and when that actually weather forecasts, there’s an equal chance occurs, any and all water banked there by for above-normal precipitation as there is for other agencies will be lost. For the past two below-average rainfall. n

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the home of present-day Agri-Chip and Stoneyard Building Materials, and owned by Wright & Company. When the Wrights began the process of getting permits for a “Garden Market” at the site — a 27,000-square-foot grocery store, 7,300 square feet of retail, and a 4,000-square-foot third-floor restaurant — the county sent a letter to advise that lead on-site would be monitored at the developer’s expense. It was no surprise for the Wrights, who’d been well aware of the landfill beneath their soil since the 1988 Caltrans work. Eight of the nine test bores on the Garden and Yanonali street property had high levels of lead — up to 1,900 mg/ kg, said county Environmental Health’s Paul McCaw; CalEPA’s hazard level for commercial soil is 320 mg/kg — which were found 5-10 feet “below grade,” or in the trash layer. The state’s report showed similar contamination for blocks around the former landfill, probably from railroad, boatyard, and like industries. The nearest drinking water well was 2,000 feet away and 140 feet in depth, separated from the estero by layers of sand and clay. The city Creek Division’s Cameron Benson said a couple dozen sediment core samples had been done in Laguna Channel under wet and dry conditions, but none had shown high levels of lead. To remediate the three-acre site, the soil could be entirely removed and deposited at a toxic waste site —“very expensive,” in McCaw’s estimation — or covered. The Wrights, whose project application is not yet final and only at the talking stage with the city, have opted for middle ground so far. To avoid excavating soil extensively and also to stay out of the water table just 7-10 feet below the surface, project architect Brian Cearnal has positioned the grocery store atop a “podium,” which allows parking entirely at ground level. Runoff through about three feet of new, clean soil would be channeled into rain gardens leading to retention basins to hold storm water before it enters Laguna Channel. Hauser was initially enthusiastic about the county’s decision to monitor the site for lead, a toxin that remains in soil indefinitely. Upon hearing that only disturbed soil would be remediated, she snorted,“When you have groundwater up and into the trash, say you n cover it. It’s a big so what.”

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CHEWED UP: Maybe it’s the curse of Montecito. Or Huffington’s revenge. Either way, it appears that Andy Puzder, until recently one of Montecito’s highest flying tycoon-o-crats,

may go down in history as the only Trump cabinet nominee to go down to defeat. Should Puzder’s nomination fail, it will rank as one of the most dubious non-achievements this side of the 20th century. Given the company Puzder’s keeping in terms of cabinet nominees, this is akin to being found more objectionable than Jack the Ripper, Richard Speck, and the Hillside Strangler. Andy’s only redeeming metric is the yardstick by which he’s deemed wanting. He isn’t, it turns out, sufficiently rabid when it comes to the issue of immigration. Ever since Trump named Puzder as his first choice as labor secretary, the media has been awash with nefarious tales of his derring-do. Puzder was a heartless proponent of the minimum-wage economy, pontificating against proposed increases as excessive and counter-productive. His quotes about the superiority of automation have clung to him like wet toilet paper affixed to the bottom of his shoe. Then there were the millions he shelled out to settle labor-code-violation claims filed by the State of California. But in Trump-land—where cabinet members are selected based on their ideological hostility to the function and mission of the agency involved — such apparent deficiencies all worked in Puzder’s favor. Then it surfaced that Puzder’s first wife had

accused him in divorce papers of physical assault and battery. She later appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show — dressed in disguise — to repeat these claims. She’s since recanted multiple times, explaining she’d been steered wrong by a scurvy divorce lawyer looking to shake down her innocent husband. As for the appearance on Oprah, she said she was enticed by the prospect of a free airline ticket to Chicago. Accusations of domestic violence, however, carry little taint in the new administration. Trump himself was accused by his first wife of not just assault but rape in divorce papers. She, too, has recanted. Then allegations of mob connections surfaced. And they’re undeniably juicy. Puzder’s first gig was to defend Morris Shenker, an attorney who for years funneled Teamsters Union pension funds to Las Vegas casinos. In the early ’80s, Shenker was under attack by the Labor Department for ripping off union pension funds to the tune of $25 million. According to press accounts, Puzder fainted right before opening arguments, recovered, bounced to his feet, and delivered a scorchedearth indictment of the Labor Department itself for botching a business deal that would have saved the day for all parties concerned. By all accounts, it made for impressive theatrics. The judge, however, didn’t buy it. Shenker was found guilty, ordered to pay $34 million, and quickly declared bankruptcy. Trump’s achievement has been to fuse the alt-right haters looking to pick a postapocalyptic, clash-of-civilizations fight with Islam with the Christian evangelicals look-

ing to roll back the clock of time on a host of issues. Puzder fits into this formulation because in the 1980s, he — then a young hotshot and right-to-lifer in St. Louis — wrote legislation that got signed into Missouri law declaring life begins at conception. That bill, challenged all the way to the Supreme Court, survives to this day. Given the Senate approvals already secured by certifiable bottom feeders to Trump’s cabinet, the static accompanying Puzder’s nomination mystifies. Betsy DeVos was approved, just barely, to the Department of Education — despite a depth of ignorance that astonishes even in today’s climate. Scott Pruitt was approved to run the EPA even though he was such a stooge for the oil industry that they wrote his material. And then there’s Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III, who, as a U.S. attorney in Alabama in the early 1980s, filed criminal election fraud charges against three African Americans for the crime of registering elderly blacks as absentee voters. Sessions didn’t merely throw the book at them; he sought to send them away for a combined 200 years. Though the charges would be dismissed, lasting damage was inflicted. When Sessions sought appointment as federal judge in 1986, Coretta Scott King wrote a letter denouncing him for his “shabby attempt to

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By the Numbers A Quantitative Look at the First Weeks of the Trump Regime 109 — Number of people affected by President Trump’s travel and immigration ban, according to his Twitter account.

367.8 billion — Total dollars that U.S. government spends on all programs in California.

90,000 — Number of people actually affected by the travel ban.

40th — California’s rank in federal money spent compared to taxes paid.

1 in 1.34 billion — Annual chances of a U.S. citizen being killed in a terrorist attack caused by a refugee. 1 in 10.9 billion — Annual chances of an American being killed by an illegal immigrant. 1 in 174,426 — Lifetime chances of being killed by lightning. 1 in 358 — Lifetime chances of being killed by a firearm attack in the U.S. 52 — Number of lawsuits filed against Trump in the first two weeks of his presidency. 4 — Number of suits filed against George W. Bush in the first two weeks of his presidency. 97 — Number of technology companies that joined in filing a legal brief calling the travel ban “unlawful” and saying immigration is “intimately tied” to economic growth. 200 — Estimated number of companies on Fortune 500 started by immigrants or their children. 0 — Number of Muslim countries named in travel ban where Trump’s family company does business. 4 — Number of Muslim countries where Trump’s family company does business not named in the travel ban. 53 & 51 — Percentages of Americans in CNN and CBS polls, respectively, that say they oppose Trump’s immigration order. 2 — Number of Tweets Trump sent out attacking the polls as “fake news.” 4,000 — Estimated number of nuclear weapons that the U.S. President alone can launch. 2.5 — Number of minutes before midnight that the Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists last month moved the hands on the Doomsday Clock, which symbolizes imminent global disaster. 5-10 — Number of years that White House Chief Strategist and ex-radio talk show host Steve Bannon estimated in 2016 before the U.S. would be at war with China. 452.8 billion — Total number of dollars Californians pay to federal government each year in personal income taxes.

1 — State of Mississippi’s rank in federal expenditures received to taxes paid. 62 — Percentage of those in a new Public Policy Polling survey who said they want to keep the Affordable Care Act and make changes to it. 33 — Percentage of those in the same poll who said they want to scrap President Obama’s health-care law and start over. 44-53 — Trump’s job performance approval-disapproval rating percentage among Americans, two weeks after taking office. 1,336 — Number of days after inauguration before a majority of Americans disapproved of George W. Bush’s job performance. 8 — Number of days before a majority disapproved of Trump’s. 14 billion — The combined number of dollars of estimated net worth of Trump’s cabinet picks. 3 — Prescription medications taken by the president, according to his physician, Dr. Harold Bornstein. 1,370 — Lawsuits filed against Merck, manufacturer of finasteride, one of those medications, charging it has had physical, psychological, and sexual side effects, including impotence.

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Rev. Robert L. Miller, 83, passed away in his mountain home in Livermore, CO January 28, 2017. In 1974-1977 he was an associate pastor with Rev. A. Torvik in Santa Barbara and served on the UCSB campus board. In Fullerton he was senior pastor at First Lutheran 1977-1987 until elected Bishop of the Pacifica Synod is Southern CA and Hawaii. Memorial gifts may be given to ELCA World Hunger.

Carol Yvonne Orosco Ijewere 06/05/58-01/15/17

In Loving Memory of Carol Yvonne Orosco Ijewere Sunrise, June 5, 1958 Belize City, Belize Sunset, January 15, 2017 Los Angeles, California Home Going Celebration Was Held Saturday February 4, 2017, Saint Paul AME Church, 502 Olive St. Head Pastor: Reverend Jeffery Clark Visiting Officiate: Reverend Dennis Hamilton Carol Yvonne Orosco was born on June 5, 1958 in Belize City, Belize to Myrtle and Alan Orosco. She is the youngest girl of eight siblings. She came to Santa Barbara, California May 21, 1971. Carol attended Santa Barbara Jr. High School and Santa Barbara High Senior School. She excelled in Culinary Arts and Sewing (formerly known as Home Economics). Although raised in the Church, in 1973 on her own right, Carol joined Saint Paul, A.M.E. Church in Santa Barbara, Ca. Following in her Grandmother, Rose Stone’s footsteps, Carol enjoyed cooking and decorating for special Church events and in 1980; she started a summer day care program for children. As a young adult, Carol and her two beautiful children Rejasheda and Edwin relocated to Los Angeles County where Carol started her career as a pattern maker for 18

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Cherokee Clothing Company. It was during that time that she met and married Sylvester Ijewere. She was a tailor for Fred Hayman, one of the largest choir robe retailers/ distributors in California. She also worked for the high-end retailer Fred Hayman in Beverly Hills, California. Carol enjoyed her career in retail until she was faced with the debilitating illness of Lupus that lead to Renal Failure. That did not stop Carol’s passion for what she loved. She continued to be what God destined her to be; a blessing to everyone she met. Carol used her many talents to the fullest. She was an excellent hairdresser, seamstress/ costume maker, interior designer, caterer, event planner and former Foster Parent for Santa Barbara County and much more. In Loving Memory, Carol leaves, Her mother Myrtle Harris, her husband Sylvester Ijewere; three Children; Rajsheda Hamilton Allen, Edwin Hamilton, and stepson Emeka Ijewere; eleven grandchildren: Pierre Singletary, Eira Allen, Israel Allen, Aston Allen, Maya Wilson, Mikylah Wilson, Anakin Hamilton, Leia Hamilton, Melissa Hamilton, Chance Hamilton and Chase Hamilton; five brothers: Phillip Pipersburg Sr., Edwin Pipersburg, Wayne Orosco, Jamesette Orosco and Ambrose Harris; five Sisters: Phillipa Marsh, Evelyn Pipersburg, Yvonne Codd, Cherie Orosco and Deborah Hibbert; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She is preceded by her father Alan Orosco, her aunt Yvonne McNair and her grandmother Rosalyn Stone. Carol’s love and devotion to her family and friends was unmatched by any other person of her generation known to this family. Arrangements by Garcia Mortuary 629 South A Street Oxnard, California 93030 Interment Santa Barbara Cemetery

Ingrid Christine (Talgo) Icorn 02/13/64-12/09/16

“When we think of all the things that would have never been, if You had never been, we celebrate the day you were born” Flavia 02/13/1964 Ingrid, 52, a Goleta, CA native until relocating to Harrah, OK, passed away from cancer on December 9, 2016. "Loss is our Legacy, Insight is our Gift, Memory is our Guide" H. Edelman

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Matthew, Michael and Joseph. A memorial will be held this summer in Syracuse, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Foodbank of Santa Barbara or St. Vincent’s Heart.

Charlotte Garrett 12/31/65-01/20/17

The world lost a wise soul last Monday morning when William (Bill, Bimby) Smolinski, age 84, passed away in Santa Barbara. Bill is remembered fondly by all who knew him, especially his five daughters and ten grandchildren. Bill grew up in Solvay, New York, the oldest of four boys to William A. Smolinski and Gertrude (Maltby). His life took him to many different places: from New York, to Wisconsin, to a military base in Germany; from Kinnelon, New Jersey, to sunny Santa Barbara. Everywhere he went, he brought his charming demeanor, his insightfulness, and his wonderful, deep laughter. He had many stories to tell us, accrued over a long and interesting life, like the time he snuck into the Superbowl with a forged press pass; stories that could make anyone smile. Bill was witty and smart, and he loved to share his humor. Bill was a bright student and a star baseball and basketball player. He graduated from Syracuse University in the early 1950's with a degree in chemical engineering. After serving in the army, he worked for Johnson's Wax in the famous Frank Lloyd Wright towers in Racine, WI. He then moved on to positions in advertising, marketing and sales in Montclair, NJ and Detroit, MI. Bill was well served to do this - he could talk to just about anybody in the whole world. He worked hard at every job, and approached each one with his characteristic cleverness. The last years of his life were joyfully spent in retirement at Villa Caridad. He soaked up the California sun each day in his easy chair by the window, surrounded by his daughters, grandchildren and friends. Bill has left a deep impact on those who had the pleasure of knowing him. We hope that during this difficult time you will keep Bill and his family close to your heart. Listen to some classic jazz, read a newspaper, tell a good joke or eat something scrumptious and remember his life with laughter and joy - just the way he would have wanted us to. Surviving are his beloved daughters Kate Smolinski (Andrew Vesper) of Santa Barbara with their children Emily, Brian and Audrey; Helen Smolinski (Blue Inquito) of San Francisco with their twins Jerzy and Betta; Mary deLoe (Bob) of Goleta with their children Sammy and Billy; Amy Smolinski of San Francisco; and Suzanne Winchester (Don) of Denver with their children

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(Nicole), all of Lompoc, Clarence Garrett lll , Oxnard; James Huntley (Carolyn), South Carolina, Zachary Garrett , Santa Maria; Stepmother; JoAnn Garrett; Stepbrother, Lester Jones both of Santa Barbara; Felicia Jones-Meja (Orlando) Lompoc, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends that she loved dearly. Service will be February 11th @ noon. True Vine Bible Fellowship 533 Avalon st Lompoc ca. Repass directly after service Veterans Memorial Bldg 108 E. Locust Ave, Lompoc, CA 93436

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Charlotte Garrett Age 51, went to be with the Lord on Monday January 20, 2017. Charlotte was born on December 31, 1965 in Santa Barbara CA to Parents Carol and Clarence Garrett Jr. Charlotte went to school in the Lompoc Unified School District and graduated from Maple High in 1983. She continued her education at Allan Hancock College achieving a Nursing Assistant Certificate. Charlotte was employed with Helping Hands of Lompoc Recovery Learning Community (RLC) as an Assistant Program Supervisor for seven years. She will be remembered for her kind heart and willingness to reach out to others in time of need. She enjoyed her job, she reached out to others and was the servant for God that he has instructed us to be. Many at the RLC loved her spunk, always coming to work with a new look, she loved changing her (hairstyle) and loved being the woman she chose to be each day. One thing that never changed was her beautiful smile and pleasing personality! She was always full of joy, always accepting people as worthy never making anyone feel unwelcome and always finding kind words for everyone. Charlotte’s passion were her grandsons, she absolutely loved them and they were her best buddies and they knew it. They will miss her so much and the bond they shared was and always will be magical. She was preceded in death by her parents Carol Garrett and Clarence Garrett Jr., Both Paternal Grandparents, Anna and Clarence Garrett Sr. and Maternal Grandparents Geraldine and John T. Holmes Sr. Charlotte is survived by her 3 beautiful children: Son; Carvon Coleman, daughter Courtney Pennywell, both of Lompoc, & Mariah Pennywell of Las Vegas, 2 grandsons; Justin and Shilo both of Lompoc. Uncle; John T. Holmes, Santa Barbara, and an Aunt; Leola Burleigh, Santa Maria. Sisters, Juanita Garrett, Clara Poindexter (Dexter), & Amnity Garrett all of Lompoc, Michelle Garrett, Santa Barbara, Lola Crumpler, Fresno, Etta Garrett Las Vegas, Evelyn Galleo, Oxnard; Brothers, Michael Garrett, Stanley Holmes & Jonathan Garrett

Richard H. Aberle died on January 31, 2017 after a brief illness. He was greeted by the arms of his Savior. He loved his God and he loved his family with a great passion. He was born 10/06/1935 in St Louis, Missouri, was a Captain in the Corps of Engineers and received a degree in Metallurgical Engineering. He owned a steel fabricating company in St. Louis and stayed involved in his business many years after he moved to Santa Barbara in 1987 with his family. He has left his fingerprint on the community in many ways over these three decades. When he moved here he and another man were instrumental in raising the matching funds for the Transition House on Haley Street. He served on their Board for many years. He served on the the Boards of Hospice of Santa Barbara and The Santa Barbara Symphony for over two decades. With his love of opera he joined the Board of Opera Santa Barbara and became the poster boy for the opera Falstaff in 2013. Sailing with his son on his boat La Bella Vita and having margaritas at the Santa Barbara Yacht Club was a joy of his life. He travelled with his wife Susan all over the world over the years and had a special love of a yearly trip to Italy. He was proud to be a knight in The Order of Malta as well as The Order of The Holy Sepulchre and member of the community of Saint Barbara's Parish. He married his wife Susan in a Benedictine monastery on top of a hill in Florence Italy in 1970. He left behind his wife Susan, two children Michael, Danielle (Jameel), two grandchildren Omar and Zain and sister Susan (Jovo) (Funeral services will be held at 1:00 Tuesday, February 14 at The Old Mission Santa Barbara. Burial will be in the Mausoleum in the Mission.


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azz has lost a major voice and ardent champion. No, we’re not talking about another jazz musician from one or another bygone “golden age” who has passed on, but one of the greatest jazz writers we’ve had, Nat Hentoff, who has relocated to the realm of legend and legacy. He leaves behind a mountain of words, ideas, attitudes, and passions filtered through his finely tuned ears and set to paper. Jazz is much the richer for his input. Hentoff — whose love of and scribing about jazz goes back to doing radio in the late 1940s, writing for and editing Down Beat in the ’50s, and moving on to many other venues, wending through many of its twists, upheavals, and evolutionary turns over 70-plus years — died on January 7, at age 91, and still writing. Reportedly, he died with family around him and Billie Holiday on the box — a dreamy and apt ending to a life well and SPEAKING FREELY: Legendary jazz writer Nat Hentoff musically lived. was also a noted writer about First Amendment rights. Among other forms, Hentoff’s integral voice has appeared on many a liner note for albums, in jazz and elsewhere In his final column for the Voice in 2009, (including Bob Dylan’s The Freewheelin’ Bob Hentoff insisted that he was far from retirDylan), going back to the time when record ing from the writing and rattling game: “I’ll liner notes were an important source of info be putting on my skunk suit at other garden and zeitgeist-building (imagine that). In parties, now that I’ve been excessed from his liner notes for Charles Mingus’s classic the Voice.” 1963 album Mingus, Mingus, Mingus, MinMore recently, switching out political gus, Mingus, Hentoff quotes an interview issues for jazz again (though sometimes in which the iconoclastic artist pondered, weighing in on the politics of the jazz world), “What’s so funny is some people think a Hentoff wrote a column on the back page of composer’s supposed to please him, but in JazzTimes for the last several years, as well as a way a composer is a chronicler like a critic. the Wall Street Journal and elsewhere. In an He’s supposed to report on what he’s seen age when journalists aren’t necessarily keen and lived.” At the risk of inflating the role to limit accessibility to potentially unpleasant of the critic, a good, thoughtful one helps public responders, I was always impressed to bring clarity and thought provocation that he insisted on running his actual phone to the enlivened space between composer/ number — which started with 212, of course performer and listener, a process that comes — at the end of each JazzTimes column. close to the act of art-making. He was a radical by nature, and old school Along with an elite handful of jazz writers, in the best ways, but moreover had his own including New Yorker writers Whitney Bal- private sense of moral being, as suggested in liett and Gary Giddins, Hentoff spoke with a the title of David L. Lewis’s 2015 documenquiet, commanding authority mixed with an tary, The Pleasures of Being Out of Step: Notes active curiosity about this progressive Amer- on the Life of Nat Hentoff. In Hentoff’s 1997 ican music. Neither a puff-piece-producing memoir, Speaking Freely, he opens his fasciglad-hander nor a caustic power-wielding nating life’s story with a simple but telling naysayer as a critic, he brought great intelli- quote by tenor sax titan Ben Webster: “If the gence to his work and served as a role model rhythm section ain’t making it, go for yourself.” That he did, in his own style and groove. for jazz writer-critics in his wake. Also from his Mingus, Mingus, Mingus, When I was an avid Village Voice reader, Hentoff was mostly engaged in his nonmusi- Mingus, Mingus liner notes, Hentoff could cal discoursing, writing weekly on issues and be waxing self-referential when he wrote: political intrigues usually relating to First “Mingus’s recordings, including this one, Amendment rights. He was, to quote a com- are among the most persistently candid and mon short-order bio blurb, a Jewish atheist absorbingly maturing autobiographies in civil-libertarian, pro-life, pro-Iraq War, and jazz history ... It is not only that so heteroclearly not always given to promoting the geneous a mixture of emotions, memories, liberal party line, even earning scorn from aspirations and sudden self-discoveries are the African-American community at times. constantly operating within Mingus, but his Among many other publications, books expressive power as a musician also comes (more than 25), and other contexts, he wrote from the size and surge of all those forces. n for the Voice for 50 years, a remarkable run. Mingus is remarkably unblocked.”

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ers. Remember Marbury v. Madison (1803)? Now it’s time to teach Trump v. the World (2017). As the xenophobic Muslim travel ban ping-pongs between the White House and the courts, the question of who’s going to win this game of king of the hill is heading toward the Supremes. These days, the court is deadlocked 4-4, liberal and conservative. But lookee here: President Trump’s new boy, Neil Gorsuch, is headed for the vacant “stolen seat” on the court as fast as Republicans can get him there as a fifth vote. The smart money is on Gorsuch backing Trump, but he wouldn’t be the first Supreme Court appointee to turn around and bite a president on the rump. But can a bunch of lawyers in black robes really overrule a president who acts like a king? Contrary to what many people wrongly believe, including former presidential wannabe Mike Huckabee, the Supreme Court has the power to slap down a presidential or congressional action. That’s part of the Constitution’s checks and balances among the three branches of government that civics teachers hammer into students. The Supreme Court’s power was confirmed by its unanimous ruling in the aforementioned Marbury v. Madison case. Meanwhile, Trump is running amok, try-

ing to run a plutocracy, while his precious poll ratings plunge. He needs a Tom Brady–like quarterback and new plays to score a Patriotsstyle Super Bowl comeback. Maybe it would be better to turn the government over to Saturday Night Live. At least it does no real harm. LA LA SANTA BARBARA LAND: Luckily,

we have a great diversion from toxic politics because the Santa Barbara International Film Festival is running full steam. The appearance of the La La Land couple, Emma (born Emily) Stone and Ryan Gosling at the Arlington Friday was the hottest ticket in town, and the place was jammed. They remained charming under friendly quizzing by film fest

honcho Roger Durling, who somehow manages to attract the top Oscar nominees every year. Santa Barbara’s own Oscar nominee Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water) will be honored at the Arlington tonight, February 9, at 8 p.m. Gaviota’s 20 miles of coastal beauty is the subject of the documentary Gaviota: The End of Southern California, shown at 5:20 p.m. today at the Metro 4 Theatre and Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Lobero. TWO FIDDLERS: They couldn’t have been

more different. Fiddler Itzhak Perlman with his band of Klezmer musicians got folks dancing in the Granada Theatre aisles one recent night. A week later, violinist Joshua Bell played Beethoven as smooth as silver. Klezmer hails from Eastern Europe’s traditional Jewish folk music, kind of rowdy, with lots of horns and singers. Makes you want to get up and dance, and lots of the audience did. Both Bell and Perlman, who wheeled onstage in a motorized cart and joined in the joking, were brought to the Granada by UCSB Arts & Lectures.

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TALE OF STRINGS: As Bell chatted with the

audience, he casually toyed with his Huberman violin, a twice-stolen 1713 Stradivarius Bell purchased for $4 million. I couldn’t help but hope he wouldn’t drop it. The story goes back to Polish boy wonder Bronisław Huberman; after the Nazis took power in Germany, Huberman founded the Palestine Symphony Orchestra. He recruited the finest musicians in Europe to perform there. In doing so, he is credited with saving an estimated 1,000 musicians and their families from death under Hitler. The story is told in the 2012 documentary Orchestra of Exiles. In 1919, Huberman’s Strad was stolen from his Vienna hotel room, but it was recovered three days later. In 1936, during the intermission of a Carnegie Hall performance in New York, the violin was stolen again. There was no trace of it for half a century until a New York musician, after playing it in public for many years, made a deathbed confession to his wife that it was the purloined Huberman. Lloyd’s of London, which had paid Huberman $30,000 in 1936, paid the musician’s wife a $263,000 finder’s fee. After it was restored, Lloyd’s sold it to British violinist Norbert Brainin for $1.2 million in 1988. In 2001, Bell, loving the instrument’s unique sound, ponied up $4 million. At the Granada reception, when I spoke with Bell, he had the Huberman Strad carefully nestled in his shoulder bag. —Barney Brantingham

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oon after coming aboard last summer to lead also a helpful temperament when working with four brandSanta Barbara County’s biggest K-12 school disnew boardmembers with no previous experience as elected trict, Superintendent Cary Matsuoka (pictured) public officials. launched his listening tour, a 90-day endeavor to Graduating from UC Davis in 1979, Matsuoka’s original take the temperature, heart rate, and blood presplan was to become a senior teaching pastor in a church. He sure across 13 elementary schools, four junior highs, and got his credential and started clocking real-world experifive high schools. He still has not spent enough time in the ence. Along the way, he changed his mind about the seminary but stayed in the classroom, first at a private school, individual schools and with the faculties, but let’s be realthen at Saratoga High School, teaching chemistry, computer istic, Matsuoka said: With 800 teachers and 15,185 students science, and physics. He said he eventually got bored with — 9,029 of whom are Latino, 3,569 categorized as English teaching, but he couldn’t understand why. “It turns out,” he learners, 1,933 in special education, and 24 in foster homes by Keith Hamm • photos by Paul Wellman said,“I’m wired for leadership.” He made the shift to adminis—“you’re never done listening.” Matsuoka’s temperament, described as thoughtful and approachable, differs starkly tration in 1997, first as an assisstant principal at Lynbrook High School in San Jose.” In 1999, with that of his predecessor, Dr. David Cash, who once described himself as “a bull in a he earned a master’s degree in educational administration from San Jose State University. china shop kind of guy.” Before he retired, Cash developed a lot of necessary programs In the 10 years before joining Santa Barbara Unified, Matsuoka spent five years as the — including the Strategic Plan, Facilities Master Plan and funding, and strides in cultural superintendent of Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District and then leading the Milpitas Unified School District. sensitivity. Part of Matsuoka’s job has been to maintain momentum and layer While Matsuoka’s career was born and raised in the Bay Area, it with his own experienced vision. That Matsuoka was a teacher for 17 Santa Barbara has been very much part of his life. His wife, Polly, years factored greatly into the board’s decision to hire him. “He’s a great next superintendent,” said Kate Parker, the presgraduated from Dos Pueblos High School, and her father was ident of the five-member Board of Education. She agrees a chemistry professor at UCSB for 30 years. The Matsuokas that Matsuoka is a refreshing change but points out that, got married in Santa Barbara in 1980. Now that it’s been most importantly, he has measured leadership, which six months since Matsuoka took over the wheelhouse at came in handy last fall when the district asked voters Santa Barbara Unified, The Santa Barbara Independent (successfully) for $193 million in bond monies. It is sat down with him last week to see how he’s settled in.

When you showed up, what did you notice, and what goals did you set? It was really clear during the application process that the district staff felt stressed, pulled in many directions. They were doing too many things. That was a concern of the board. So I came in wanting to understand what’s going on, what’s important, and to not add any new major initiatives. My message was three things: First, equity. Second, figuring out how to improve our practices … but without giving any specific direction because most people can figure out what they need to do. And the third was to evaluate our work better. I think in education, we’re great at starting stuff, but we often don’t evaluate [whether it’s] working. As you started listening, what surprised you about the district? The demographic profile. I had no idea that Santa Barbara had a Latino population this big. And it has inner-city neighborhood pockets. Not like L.A.’s inner city, but where there are neighborhoods that feel both middle-class and lower-class. We have neighborhoods where low-income families can actually afford to live and be a community. It would be a sad day for Santa Barbara if those families couldn’t live here. I’ve worked in places that are pure high wealth, and it’s pretty, but it’s not healthy. Who reached out to you early on? And how did listening to those groups help shape your understanding of the community? Our Latino advocates, several community organizations, and a group of foundation leaders all reached out. The generosity of Santa Barbara is pretty amazing. Here, there is the potential to focus it on one district. This is different than any place I’ve worked. Silicon Valley has a lot of money, a lot of foundations, but their work is spread out over the entire Bay Area — whereas in Santa Barbara, this is it. The potential to partner with these foundations to make positive changes is really, really good.

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It’s a lot easier for a school like Roosevelt to raise a lot of money than it is for Franklin. It’s a sort of fundraising inequity. Is it fair to think that the playing field ought to be more level? I don’t think you can. The parents who run the Washington and Roosevelt school foundations know how to create a vision, how to fundraise and network. Whereas a Latino family where the parents are working two or three jobs, they don’t have time [nor the] experience to fundraise. It was true in districts in Silicon Valley. You have Palo Alto, Los Gatos, and Saratoga, and they raise millions of dollars. And the Milpitas Foundation would raise $20,000 a year. It’s just a function of the context of social economics. Equity is very important to you. What does that look like in the classroom? When I look in our advanced placement classes, do I see the same mix of white students and Latino students as I see out in the community? I do not. That’s a long-term issue to figure out. You can’t just mandate, okay, let’s put more Latino students in AP. It actually starts in K3 [kindergarten through 3rd grade]. For a lot of our immigrants, it starts with learning a language and teaching students how to think, and how to deal with rigorous classrooms. The most important step we can take to close the achievement gap is to support our English-language Learners (EL). Becoming fluent in a second language, both orally and in writing, takes a minimum of six years, and we need to focus on literacy for our EL students. It must be a challenge to give the best educational opportunities across all the schools, especially at the elementary level, for example. Our schools have different demographic profiles. Washington and Roosevelt have a different student body than Franklin, Cleveland, and Harding and McKinley. Those last four schools are 98 percent Latino. We have a lot of Englishlanguage learners overlaid with poverty, and those are two challenging life circumstances to overcome.

You have said that using supplemental income can help that situation. How? The whole LCFF [Local Control Funding Formula] system that Governor Jerry Brown brought in four years ago was a great philosophical policy shift. He said some students need a greater investment to be successful. This formula sends more money to districts around English-language learners, low income, and foster youth. What we need to do as a district is take that philosophical policy framework and use those supplemental dollars at our high-needs schools. My goal is to shift more resources to our high-needs schools [but] not dramatically because we don’t have a ton of money. What’s the district’s biggest challenge? Special education has been probably the biggest challenge. We were not fully staffed, so that just creates issues. It’s been a long process for the district. It’s gotten better from what I hear over the last five or six years, but we have a lot of work to do. The special-ed space is overburdened with more kids than they really can carry. And English-language learners are over-identified as needing special ed. That’s going to take some time to solve. Once we get that calmed down, the needs of special-ed students will continue to be deep and complex. But then my team can focus on them.

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STORY TIME: Franklin Elementary School teacher Nathalie Ireland guides a group of 5th graders through English literacy. Says Superintendent Cary Matsuoka: “The most important step we can take to close the achievement gap is to support our English-language learners.”

Is that the first step to address in special education? No, it’s multiple layers. I don’t have the luxury of focusing on just that problem. We have to work on our moderate to severe classrooms. You know, those are our most vulnerable students, and we need to figure out how to support them. And I’m starting to pay attention to the dyslexia question. I don’t know much about that field, but from what little I’ve read and the stories I’ve heard … if you do the right interventions [when they’re young,] then they can manage the regular classroom environment.

ber 13 are a really good group. They’re in it for the right reasons. My initial experience is they’re going to stay enrolled as boardmembers and not get into the details, which is really important for me as superintendent. They’re all committed to equity. I’ve only had a couple of board meetings with them, and they ask questions but they don’t overdo it. Sometimes boardmembers will get on a soapbox and talk for five minutes before they get to their questions. They’re not doing that. They’re fun. They have a sense of humor. The other new member, Ismael Ulloa, I just barely got to know, but I like his life experience. He’s a product of our district, he’s bilingual, he had to overcome a lot, and he’s really committed to helping our Latino students get to college. This has all the marks of, I think, a great school board. But it takes a while to learn the role. Honestly, it takes a full year of going through the entire board calendar before you go, “Oh, I’ve seen that before; it’s not new.”

Let’s talk about the budget: Is it accurate to say the district needs to make about $6 million in cuts in the next couple of years? Over the next two fiscal years, yes, that’s accurate. We’ve been working on recommendations to the board for next year. It’s a $2.5 million problem. I think some of the bigger strategies include looking for expenditures that aren’t resulting in progress — software platforms that we’re What can the district do to attract and not using, for example. I was retain good teachers? We have got told our enrollment [districtto provide more support, coachwide] was going to decline. ing, and mentoring, especially for We’re going to monitor this our first- and second-year teachers and our special-education carefully, and if it does look teachers. I really need to focus on like enrollment is dropping, then we can cut some of our the younger staff because I think —Cary Matsuoka staffing costs. That’s our bigwe hire people, and then we lose gest tool. them for a variety of reasons. The cost of living [in Santa Barbara] is an issue. I’ve What about specific schools? We’re taking a pretty deep already seen evidence of that. I’ve lost some people look at Open Alternative School because their enroll- mid-year, and it’s because they’re commuting from ment is down. But we’re going to keep the school Santa Maria or Lompoc or Ventura. open. I’m actually encouraged with their numbers for next year, but we’re going to monitor their staffing What is the very latest on the armory building? My goal is to much more carefully. When you run a school of 84 be in escrow by summer. There was an underground kids, you still need a principal, an office, a custodian. shooting range [in the basement], so there’s a lot of Our biggest elementary, Franklin, is pushing 550 kids. lead in the wall and the ground. We’ve got to figure out the cost of cleaning that up. Another hurdle is negotiBut you can’t do anything about pension costs. I cannot ating with the state about the price. That’s actually the because that’s all mandated by California rules. We big driver. We need our own appraisal, but we’ve heard need to start communicating what those costs are. that the state isn’t interested in our appraisal. That’s It’s increasing at such a fast pace for both teachers what happens when you deal with the state agencies. and classified [employees]. We need to put a dollar But it is such a great piece of property. number on the growth every year so that everybody What are the best uses for it? It’s situated right between understands this is now an annual cost. two of our secondary schools. The large structure, What are the strengths and weaknesses of the new board? the gym, we’ll be able to use for athletics for both The three women [Laura Capps, Wendy Sims-Moten, schools, and it’ll be a great after-school resource. And and Jacqueline Reid] who were sworn in on Decem- we could really use another outdoor field. The garage

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What about the Trump effect? How did the schools react to the election? We did some proactive planning around inauguration day. We just wanted to get some messages out to stay on campus and take your finals; do not leave campus to go protest. I also did not want them mixing with the adult protests. It was pouring rain that day, which was really good because I think it just kept everybody indoors. How do you anticipate Trump’s stated immigration policies will affect Santa Barbara schools? We don’t track undocumented students, and I don’t anticipate that the immigration policies will target schools. I hope not. I mean, we would do all that we could to protect our undocumented students and their families. But another concern is how it is going to affect our enrollment. Are we going to lose families out of fear? Are they going to say, ‘I don’t want to live with this uncertainty. I’m going to go back to Mexico?’ If your school starts shrinking, you might have to think about closing a school. Closing a school is no fun.

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You’ve said a personal goal was to help the professionals around you grow. Did you have a mentor? Over my career, I’ve had different people who’ve mentored me both inside and outside of education. And that’s really valuable. We can’t see ourselves, we can’t see our weaknesses, and we also can’t see what’s coming. So I’ve had superintendents, experienced ones, with whom I’ve spent time and listened and learned. For the last five, six, seven years, my goal has been to mentor a cohort of principals and superintendents. Here, I have a cabinet of seven people … so I’m just helping them grow, to get better at their jobs. In that group, there’s going to be future superintendents. Has your spiritual life played a role in your development as a leader? My biggest growth personally has been having a set of spiritual directors in my life just to stay grounded, to stay balanced. This job is crazy. It’s just such a hard job. It’s stressful. You could lose yourself. You could lose your soul in this kind of job. You could just be so immersed in the work or so worried about what people think about you or worried about your job security. How are you and your family adjusting to Santa Barbara? What do you like to do for fun? Our sons are all adults, great guys. Two live in Brooklyn, and one is in San Jose. My wife and I live near Hope Avenue. We landed in a beautiful spot. We wake up and look at the mountains. We bought a pair of stand-up paddle boards about four years ago, and they have not been in the water in Santa Barbara since July. So my wife and I are saying,“Okay, we’ve got to get in the water by March.” We’ve paddled out of the harbor. n Santa Barbara’s stunning.

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the life-affirmative doc Charged, about accidentsurviving celebrity chef/motivational speaker Eduardo Garcia. Durling prefaced the screening with a larger point about the medium at the center of the 11-day, 200-ish film festival in progress, stopping short of naming names or controversies: “Film festivals build bridges between cultures. There are no walls here … artists tear down walls. We, as citizens, can do the same.” References to pressing realities in the American sociopolitical game keep naturally popping up, as when Croatian director Rajko Grlić spoke to the packed crowd at the first screening of his boldly anti-prejudice film The Constitution. Asked whether the infamous unrest in recent Balkan history has helped fuel that region’s current renaissance of important cinema, he agreed, and turned the compass to us: “Just wait. In five years, you will also have a lot of good stories to tell.”

‘Film Festivals build bridges between cultures. there are no walls here … artists tear down walls. we, as citizens, can do the same.’ — roger durling, S B I F F E x E c u t I v E D I r E c t o r Meanwhile, SBIFF is serving its other important function, aside from greasing the Oscar buzz wheels and giving us access to Hollywood on State Street: allowing an invaluable, concentrated exposure to the ways, attitudes, ambiences, and imaginations of the world via a large menu of current “international” cinema. Some of the strongest entries so far have come from places such as Iran (The Salesman), Argentina (The Distinguished Citizen), Germany (Hands of a Mother), Sweden (Sámi Blood, Strawberry Days), and, oh yes, select quarters of America (I Am Not Your Negro). With list-making tendencies in tow, here lies one humble festival-goer’s premature Top 10, half halfway to the finish line: I Am Not Your Negro, Chasing Trane, My Life as a Zucchini, Sámi Blood, Strawberry Days, The Salesman, Mali Blues, The Distinguished Citizen, Hands of a Mother, and Land of Mine. ★

rative, burning? Is it somehow inappropriate to don one’s party wear for a sojourn along the red carpet when the doors have been slammed shut on the spirit of openhearted refuge that for so long defined our country? To worry over how to maneuver beyond the velvet rope when there is talk of building walls? Is it silly to escape into stories when “alternative facts” are paraded as real? And is it a poor allocation of one’s energetic by shannon kelley resources to stay out late schmoozing when women’s rights, environmental protections, and funding for the arts and education are all on the chopping block? Yes, I totally went there. And you know what? I totally went to the film festival, too. And I’d argue that not only is film festival-ing at this juncture not frivolous; it is, in fact, the opposite. Seriously. Just because the festival is one of the city’s splashiest soirees doesn’t mean it’s not important. Consider the case of festival director Roger Durling — an out, gay immigrant who runs an arts organization; under the new rules, that’s basically three strikes. Yet on Garcia Roger Durling and Eduardo opening night, the Durls opted to hold up his own story as a quintessential example of the American Dream gone right: “This is a place you come to after you die, a place of second chances,” he said. “I am a foreigner, and I am an American.” It sounded the perfect note, and the opening-night film, Charged, felt equally apt. The documentary follows a chef and outdoorsman, Eduardo Garcia, through his recovery after he suffers a 2,400-volt shock in the Montanan backcountry after stabbing a dead bear that hid a power source — and then finds himself Henry Frank and Dorinda Murray

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2/11: Friendship Center’s 18th Annual Festival of Hearts Enjoy a delicious lunch and sip on flavorful wine in an elegant setting dressed in California casual aloha shirts, sarongs, and huarache sandals. There will be live jazz and silent and live auctions with prizes such as a trip to Palm Springs and stand-up paddleboard lessons. All proceeds will benefit the center’s Help Elders At Risk Today (HEART) Program to subsidize the cost of adult day services for low-income aging adults. 11:30am-2:30pm. Reagan Rm., Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort, 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd. $125. friendshipcentersb.org

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and singers from the area and L.A. will blend their respective talents in a powerful expression of the human experience through salsa, burlesque, Argentine tango, and more. 8pm. Center Stage Theater, 751 Paseo Nuevo. $30$35. Call 963-0408. Read more on p. 51.

Porgy and Bess This daring jazz re-interpretation of the Broadway musical Porgy and Bess adapted for the Broadway stage by Pulitzer Prize– and Tony Award–winning playwright Suzan Lori Parks tells the tragic love story between a crippled beggar and a beautiful yet broken prostitute. With a live jazz ensemble, the musical features songs composed by George Gershwin with libretto by DuBose Heyward and Ira Gershwin, including “Summertime,” “It Ain’t Necessarily So,” and “I Loves You, Porgy.” The show runs through February 26. Thu.-Sat.: 8pm; Sun.: 2 and 7pm.; Tue.: 7pm; Wed.: Pre-show talk: 7:15pm; show: 8pm. The New Vic, 33 W. Victoria St. $20-$75. Call 965-5400. Read more on p. 52. ensembletheatre.com

2/9: S.B. Writers Conference Scrapbook Event Join this fun evening

2/9: Charles Wylie Lecture Join Charles Wylie, curator of photography and new media, for a lecture on artist Christian Marclay and the significance of his 1995 video, Telephones. Hear how Marclay’s work allows us to reflect on how we immediately process information and entertainment. 5:30-6:30pm. Mary Craig Auditorium, S.B. Museum of Art, 1130 State St. Free. Call 963-4364. sbma.net

with the collaborators of the Santa Barbara Writers Conference Scrapbook. This book shows the journey of the conference from its simple beginnings at Cate School in 1972 to the landmark blue roofs of the Miramar Hotel in Montecito for close to 30 years. 7pm. Chaucer’s Books, 3321 State St. Free. Call 682-6787. chaucersbooks.com

2/9: Griffin House This self-taught singer/songwriter and guitar player will bring his acoustic pop-rock folk sound, honest lyrics, and smooth vocals to S.B. 6pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State St. $18. Call 962-7776.

sohosb.com 2/10: Hohlax Trio Three classically trained musicians, including one bouzouki player, will take you on a musical journey through the islands of Greece with music inspired by the region from the trio’s four albums. 8pm. MultiCultural Ctr. Theater, UCSB. $5-$15. Call 893-8411. mcc.sa.ucsb.edu

2/11: The Vagina Monologues & Herstories Student actors will

2/10: Save Ferris, Vista Kicks, Earl and the Love Dove Yes, the name of Orange County’s ska-punk band Save Ferris is a reference to the classic ’80s film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Off, and they’ll share the stage with indie musicians Vista Kicks and area band Earl and the Love Dove. 9pm. Velvet Jones, 423 State St. $20-$25. Ages 21+. Call 965-8676. velvet-jones.com

read a varied number of monologues that speak to the feminine experience such as love, rape, menstruation, birth, orgasms, and much more for an eye-opening performance. All proceeds will benefit the S.B. Rape Crisis Center. 2-4:30pm. Campbell Hall, UCSB. $10. Call 893-2566.

2/10: Shaky Feelin’, Pacific Haze These SoCal bands will share the stage for an evening of rock fused with blues, funk, and soul. 9pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State St. $8-$10. Ages 21+. Call 962-7776.

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2/11, 2/12: S.B. Symphony Our very own S.B. Symphony will perform

to the beat of your heart at this international dance event. Through guided and freestyle movement, powerful music, and breath, you’ll

acclaimed poet, educator, and performance artist Yosimar Reyes will emcee UCSB’s MultiCultural Center’s open mike for anyone to have their voice heard through spoken word, poetry, or music. 7:30pm. Biko Garage, 6612 Sueno Rd., Isla Vista. Free. mcc.sa.ucsb.edu

Schubert’s iconic Unfinished Symphony, followed by composer Jonathan Leshnoff’s West Coast premiere of his Clarinet Concerto and ending with Copland’s Symphony No. 3. Sat.: 8pm; Sun.: 3pm. The Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. $27-$134. Call 899-2222. granadasb.org

2/11: Elements Music lovers of all ages will be on the dance floor from the first note to the last dance with this versatile jam band’s tunes. 7pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State St. $7-$10. Call 962-7776.

sohosb.com 2/12: The Knocks Up-and-coming producers and deejays Ben “B-Roc” Ruttner and James “JPatt” Patterson got their name from the incessant knocking from the duo’s neighbors in their paper-thin-walled apartment in New York City, so you can only imagine the kind of energy they’ll bring to a live performance. 8pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State St. $20. Ages 18+. Call 962-7776. sohosb.com

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endary singer and Grammy Hall of Fame member will bring his Voice of Romance Tour 2017 to town. Mathis is known for his eclectic sound, duets, and songs such as “Misty,”“It’s Not for Me to Say,” and “Chances Are.” 8pm. Samala Showroom, Chumash Casino Resort, 3400 E. Hwy. 246, Santa Ynez. $75-$115. Ages 21+. Call (800) 248-6274. chumashcasino.com

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tradition of making a delicious challah bread in honor of Shabbat. Every ingredient is symbolic of a prayer and provides a time for personal and global prayers to be answered. All the ingredients will be provided to take home a challah loaf and decorated apron. 6:30-8pm. Cabrillo Arts Pavilion, 1118 E. Cabrillo Blvd. $18-$54. Ages 12+. Call 636-5605.

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¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! Presents Ballet Hispanico Explore the diversity of Latino culture through Ballet Hispanico’s electrifying performance that fuses together modern ballet with Latino flair and American contemporary dance. 7pm. Fri.: Isla Vista School, 6875 El Colegio Rd., Goleta. Sat.: Guadalupe City Hall, 918 Obispo St., Guadalupe. Sun.: Marjorie Luke Theatre, 721 E. Cota St. Free. tinyurl.com/VivaElArte

Oakland hardcore-punk duo Mouth and rock band Schlotman will play fast and relentless bass and drums tunes alongside area punk bands Pale Hands and Dead End Cemetery. 8pm. Funzone, 226 S. Milpas St. $5. sbdiy.org

2/13: SBCC’s Lunchbreak and Good Times Bands, New World Jazz Combo Sit back and relax as S.B. City College’s top student bands play a selection of soothing jazz and big-band music for you. 7pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State St. $10. Call 962-7776. sohosb.com

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2/15: A Century of Song, Still Going Strong Join musical storyteller and political satirist Charlie King and feminist singer/songwriter and activist Bev Grant for an afternoon of rock and folk music interweaved with social activism. Noon. Music Bowl, UCSB. Free. Call 893-3230. award-winning pianist and violinist come together for an evening of superb technical virtuosity and emotional expression. 7pm. The Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. $16$59. Call 893-3535. artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu

2/14: Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox This musical sensation reworks 21st-century pop hits, from Lady

awaken the self and deepen your capacity for joy and connection. Life coach Lisa Buell will lead the class for the first S.B. JourneyDance event. No dance experience is necessary. 3-5pm. S.B. Dance Arts, 531 E. Cota St. $20; $35 with a friend.

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premiere screening and reception for this film that explores one of the most threatened biodiversity hotspots in the world from the S.B. Channel to the Santa Ynez mountains known as Gaviota, and took more than five years to film. Purchase discounted tickets through the the S.B. International Film Festival website (a MiniPak has four films for $60), or get them at the Lobero before the screening. 7pm. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. Reception: $10-$15. sbiff.org

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2/12: Affair of the Heart Join the Diana Basehart Foundation for wine, appetizers, and live music to celebrate how the organization has helped more than 1,000 animals get critical veterinary care. All proceeds will benefit the foundation. 2-5pm. Penny & Adam Bianchi, 1721 E. Valley Rd., Montecito. $75 donation. Call 969-9922.

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2/9-2/12: Summer in Winter This group exhibition celebrates sunny days with paintings of blue skies, glassy seas, cut flowers, and patio furniture alongside those of the lush woods of the Pacific Northwest. The exhibit shows through March 12. Thu.-Sun.: 1-5pm. Marcia Burtt Gallery, 517 Laguna St. Free. Call 962-5588.

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2/9-2/10, 2/13-2/15: Helmets of the First World War: Battle, Technology, and Culture One of the major military and cultural changes to come out of World War I was the widespread use of steel protective helmets. This exhibition, curated by Professor John W.I. Lee, showcases original helmets, photographs, and other artifacts from the conflict at the turn of the century. The exhibit is on view through March 24. Mon.-Thu.: 8am-10pm; Fri.: 8am-9pm. Mountain Gallery, First Floor, UCSB Library. Free. Call 259-4394.

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works through a variety of media from pastels and oils to watercolors and photographs. See the eclectic range of styles and subjects such as playful wildlife, dramatic landscapes, and vivid florals. The exhibit shows through February 28. Thu.-Wed.: 10am-5pm. Gallery Los Olivos, 2920 Grand Ave., Los Olivos. Free. Call 688-7517.

make leather earrings out of re-use materials with guest artist Allison Zeager in this hands-on workshop. Materials and a glass of wine are included. 6-8pm. Art From Scrap, 302 E. Cota St. $30. Ages 18+. Call 884-0459.

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2/9-2/15: Virginia Beale February’s artist of the month is Virginia Beale, known for her landscape paintings in the plein air tradition of painting outdoor environments as she observes them. View her oil paintings, along with other artists’ works, through February 25. Mon.-Sat.: 11am-5pm; Sun.: 1-5pm. Gallery 113, La Arcada, 1114 State St. Free. Call 965-6611. gallery113sb.com

2/9: Opening Reception: Joie de Vivre Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served at the opening reception for area artist and Hospice of S.B. (HSB) volunteer Kat Martin’s solo exhibition of art reflective of her life and fused with a

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2/11: KidKraft: Nature Weaving Kids will have fun weaving art pieces at this natured-inspired craft time. 2pm. Goodall Education Ctr., Wildling Museum, 1511 Mission Dr., Solvang. $5. Ages 5-13. Call 688-1082.

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2/12: Studio Sunday on the Front Steps Bring your imagination and make an accordion book inspired by the flying pigs in David Wiesner’s “Tuesday,” part of the exhibit David Wiesner & The Art of Worldless Storytelling. 1:30-4:30pm. S.B. Museum of Art, 1130 State St. Free. Call 963-4364. sbma.net

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patterns on rich brown papers were a major source of inspiration in the Art Nouveau movement in France, the Applied Arts movement in Vienna, and the Arts and Crafts movement in Britain and America. The katagami collection at the museum was first established with the gift of 75 stencils. The exhibit shows through May 7. Tue.-Sun.: 11am-5pm; Thu.: 11am-8pm. S.B. Museum of Art, 1130 State St. Free-$10. Call 963-4364. sbma.net

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THURSDAY 2/12: Mesa Bookstore Grand Re-Opening We were shocked when the Mesa Bookstore announced it would close this year after 25 years and three and a half months in business. In a happy turn of events, however, longtime Indy contributor D.J. Palladino and his wife, Diane Arnold, bought the used and rare bookstore from original owners David and Lisa Karys-Schiff. Watch the old owners ceremonially pass the baton to the new owners at its grand re-opening, where there will be snacks, cookies, champagne, and plenty of books! 11am-6pm; ceremony: 1pm. Mesa Bookstore, 1838 Cliff Dr. Free. Call 966-3725. Read more on p. 43.

Monday 2/13 2/13: David Christopher Lewis: Realize Your Divine Nature Through the Unity Field of Being Embrace your divine nature with an inspiring discussion with author, teacher, and clairaudient (having the power or faculty of hearing something not present) David Lewis. Bring your questions and curiosity, and he’ll bring teachings from his recent book, Saint Germain on Advanced Alchemy. 7-8:30pm. Paradise Found, 17 E. Anapamu St. Free. Call 564-3573.

paradisefoundsantabarbara.com 2/13: In Conversation with Bean Gilsdorf and Patricia Maloney Aspiring arts writers are invited to this thoughtful conversation held by Bean Gilsdorf, artist and Daily Serving editor in chief, and Patricia Maloney, Art Practical founder and Daily Serving publisher emeritus, along with The Santa Barbara Independent’s very own Charles Donelan and Mitchell Kriegman. This group of international, national, and area writers will provide perspective and discuss

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2/14: English Country Dancing Imagine dancing like Elizabeth Bennet or Mr. Darcy. The S.B. Country Dance Society will teach anyone with any or no experience dances that can be traced all the way back to the 15th century. There is no need to bring a partner, and be sure to dress casually. 7:30-9:30pm. First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance Ave. $5. Call 699-5101.

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2/9, 2/11: Dargan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant Thu.: Dannsair, 6:30pm. Sat.: Thunder Rose, 9pm. 18 E. Ortega St. Free. Call 568-0702. darganssb.com 2/9-2/11, 2/14-2/15: The James Joyce Thu.: Alastair Greene, 10pm1am. Fri.: The Kinsella Brothers, 10pm-1am. Sat.: Ulysses, 7:30-10:30pm. Tue.: Teresa Russell, 10pm-1am. Wed.: Victor Vega and the Bomb, 10pm-1am. 513 State St. Free. Call 962-2688. sbjamesjoyce.com 2/10-2/12: Cold Spring Tavern Fri.: Sean Wiggins, 7-10pm. Sat.: Wally Barnick, 2-5pm; Led Zecutives, 6-9pm. Sun.: Tom Ball and Kenny Sultan, 1:154pm; Teresa Russell and Cocobilli, 4:30-7:30pm. 5995 Stagecoach Rd. Free. Call 967-0066. coldspringtavern.com 2/10: Eos Lounge Felix Da Housecat. 9pm. 500 Anacapa St. $10. Ages 21+. Call 564-2410. eoslounge.com 2/10-2/11, 2/15 : Maverick Saloon Fri.: Dusty Jugz Band, 8pm; free. Sat.: Live Wire, 8pm; free. Wed.: Peter Malvey and Heather Maloney, 7pm; $34.25. 3687 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez. Ages 21+. Call 686-4785.

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This forum will feature public officials from across the county and political spectrum as well as a presentation about the nationally acclaimed study and report on best practices to promote civil discourse on public policy. Come learn new ideas on how you can promote and participate in a mindful conversation about politics. Noon-2pm. Faulkner Gallery, S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Free. Call 965-2422.

Witness ball wizardry with a humorous spin at this one-of-a-kind family event that has thrilled fans of all ages since 1929. You may even have the chance for an autograph, photo, and high-five session with the roster. 7-10pm. The Thunderdome, UCSB. $23.50-$79.50. Call 893-2566. events.ucsb.edu

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2/15: Life Stages in Spiritual Perspective Major life events cement in our memory because of their importance. Discover how, over the course of thousands of years, different spiritual traditions have created rituals to honor these events, and take time to reflect on what these transitions mean to you. Steve Jacobsen, co-director of La Casa de Maria, and Imam Yama Niazi of the Islamic Society of S.B., along with other spiritual leaders in the community, will join the conversation. 9:30am-3:30pm. La

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George Takei: Where No Story Has Gone Before You may know him as Hikaru Sulu from Star Trek or follow him on social media, but the author and entertainer’s story goes where few have gone before. Hear his story from a childhood spent in a Japanese internment camp during WWII to having a massively influential social media presence and hit Broadway musical to being one of the country’s leading proponents of LGBTQ rights. 7:30pm. Arlington Theatre, 1317 State St. $16-$78. Call 893-3535. artsandlectures.ucsb.edu

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Valentine Wine & Design Class Learn to design and then build your own gift basket with gourmet goodies for purchase while you sip wine (or a pint of beer). Feel free to bring your own items to add like framed photos, artwork, or handmade treats. 5:30-7:30pm. S.B. Gift Baskets, 230 Magnolia Ave., Goleta. $25. Ages 21+. Call (855) 744-7639. santabarbaragiftbaskets.com

2/9: Valentine’s Day Party Piñata Workshop Make a 12”-15” geometric shape — yes, even a heart — at this night of whimsy, wine, and fun. 7-10pm. Municipal Winemakers, 22 Anacapa St. $15. Ages 21+. Call 931-6864.

municipalwinemakers.com 2/10: Meet Your Match Looking for somebody to spend Valentine’s Day with but have yet to meet that special someone? Put on your best cocktail attire, and head down to this annual singles event for appetizers, drinks, raffle prizes, and the chance to meet someone new. Lisa Amador of S.B. Matchmaking will host the evening, so all you’ll have to do is mix, mingle, and make new friends in a nonthreatening, relaxed environment. The suggested age range is thirties to fifties, but anyone is welcome to sign up. 6:30-9:30pm. Blush Restaurant + Lounge, 630 State St. $40. Call 699-5650.

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2/13: Valentine’s Art Market Did you need a Valentine’s Day gift or sweet something for yourself or a loved one? This market is open to all ages and will have a mix of jewelry, paintings, prints, photography, and beeswax creations just in time for this day of love. Lama Dog Tap Room + Bottle Shop, 116 Santa Barbara St. Free. Call 880-3364. tinyurl.com/ValentineArtMarket

2/14: Valentine’s Day at Angel Oak This fivecourse Valentine’s Day menu will highlight the best of Chef Vincent Lesage’s expansive talents, and all in a romantic oceanfront setting. Tax and gratuity are not included. Bacara Resort & Spa, 8301 Hollister Ave., Goleta. $99. Call 571-4444.

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2/14: Madrigali Valentine’s Day Concert This romantic evening will include one glass of wine, cheese and charcuterie, and the beautiful serenades of Ojai’s Madrigali. 6-7:30pm. Topa Mountain Winery, 821 W. Ojai Ave., Ojai. $50/couple. Call 640-1190.

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Come with a group, with a date, or stag to this show that will feature performer Sarah Raines for a night of laughs, delicious food, and adult humor. Cocktails: 5pm; dinner: 5:30pm; show: 6:30pm. Ellery Room Sports Bar & Grill and Sage Restaurant, 4300 Club House Rd., Lompoc. $45. Email sarahjraines@gmail.com.

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2/11: Love Never Fails: A Valentine Musical Tribute to Johnny Cash and June Carter This tribute featuring Jimmie Ray and Cyndi Cantrell will transport the audience to Johnny & June concerts of the past with hits such as “Folsom Prison Blues,”“Jackson,”“It Ain’t Me, Babe,” and more. Area favorites The Rincons will open this Valentine show. 7pm. Plaza Playhouse Theater, 4916 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria. $20 (cash or check only). Call 684-6380. plazatheatercarpinteria.com

2/11: Valentunes: An A Capella Showcase Enjoy this entertaining concert featuring performances from a cappella groups from UCSB hosted by hilarious members of UCSB’s premiere improv group, Improvability. 7-9pm.

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Feb. 9-15 2/14: Couple’s Karate Have fun, de-stress, connect, and rediscover, as you learn self-defense techniques on this special day of togetherness. 7-8pm. United Studios of Self Defense, 933 Linden Ave., Carpinteria. $20/couple. Call 318-1060. tinyurl.com/CouplesKarate 2/14: So This Is Love: Wine + Chocolate Pairing Whether you are alone or pair well with others, you’re invited to try the “Single and Mingle” flight or “A Couple of Couples” tasting paired with creamy chocolate truffles. 11am-7pm. Riverbench S.B. Tasting Rm., 137 Anacapa St., Ste. C. Free. Call 324-4100. tinyurl.com/RiverbenchValentines

2/14: Romance at the Museum Maestro Heiichiro Ohyama, music director and conductor of the S.B. Chamber Orchestra, will be the featured violist in a unique performance of Robert Schumann’s famed Dichterliebe (“A Poet’s Love”), which will be arranged for viola and piano. Simon Williams, chair of UCSB’s Department of Theater and Dance, will serve as narrator, and guest artist Yi Dong will be the featured pianist. Chocolate and wine tasting: 6:30pm; concert: 7:30pm. $64. Fleischmann Auditorium, S.B. Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol. Call 963-0761 or 966-2441.

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2/14: Valentine’s Dinner Reserve your seats for a night of romance with a three-course meal and a complimentary bottle of champagne and strawberries. 5pm-close. Blush Restaurant + Lounge, 630 State St. $40/person, $100/couple. Call 957-1300. blushsb.com/blush-blogs

David Makovsky and Ghaith Al-Omari New Administration, New Policy? How Changes in Washington could Impact Israelis and Palestinians Wednesday, February 22 / 5:00 p.m. / Free UCSB Campbell Hall David Makovsky, Ziegler Distinguished Fellow and Director of the Project on the Middle East Peace Process at the Wahington Institute for Near East Policy, is the co-author with Ambassador Dennis Ross of Myths, Illusions, and Peace: Finding a New Direction for America in the Middle East. His maps on the alternative territorial solutions to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict appeared in The New York Times. He is also an adjunct professor in Middle East studies at Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Mitze School of Advanced International Studies. He served as a Senior Advisor to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry during the Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations (2013-2014). Ghaith Al-Omari, Senior Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, previously served as Executive Director at the American Task Force on Palestine. He also held various positions within the Palestinian Authority, including Director of the International Relations Department in the office of the Palestinian President, and advisor to former Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas. He has extensive experience in the Paletinian Israeli peace process, having been an advisor to the Palestinian negotiating team throughout the permanent status negotiations (1999-2001). In that capacity, he participated in various negotiating rounds, most notably the Camp David summit and the Taba talks.

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2/14: Valentine’s Day Aphrodisiac Experience This five-course tasting menu with aphrodisiac-inspired items such as black truffle purée, blueberries, chocolate mousse, and yuzu (citrus fruit) emulsion, prepared by Executive Chef Steven Snook, will surely get you in the Valentine’s mood. Wine pairing, taxes, and gratuities are an additional cost. 5:30-8:45pm. First & Oak, Mirabelle Inn, 409 First St., Solvang. $85-$124/per person. Call 688-1703 or email info@mirabelleinn.com. tinyurl.com/FirstAndOakValentines

2/14: Valentines Romantic Jazz and Pop Shawn Thies & Friends featuring Tom Lackner, Randy Tico, George Friedenthal, John O’Connor, and Maitland Ward will perform jazz, blues, and Americana songs from the heart. 7:30pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State St. $15. Call 962-7776.

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Now is the perfect time to revisit the San Rafael Wilderness’ most popular backcountry route, the Manzana Trail. The water is flowing after many bone-dry months, with bright green grass growing in every little potrero along the way. What’s more, the lower route of the trail, which leads toward the mythic Manzana Schoolhouse built by religious settlers, has gotten some love from the Los Padres Forest Association. Over MLK Day weekend, the intrepid band of volunteers took to brushing and slough removal down to Coldwater Camp. Want to get involved? Look out for two trail projects and campouts coming in February: the first on President’s Day weekend, along the Lower Manzana Trail, and the next February 25-26, along the Figueroa Mountain trail network. For more information, visit lpforest.org.

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our months ago, a hue and cry went up throughout Santa Barbara’s Mesa neighborhood: The Mesa Bookstore, at 1838 Cliff Drive, was teetering on the precipice and at risk of being replaced by a hookah bar. Though only 205 square feet— feet Clark Kent would have found it challenging to become Superman in such tight quarters — the bookstore punched well above its weight for 26 years thanks to David KarysSchiff and his wife, Lisa, who made it a thriving beehive of small-cc culture and community. Garrulous, cheerful, and astute to reading the reading habits of customers, Karys-Schiff functioned as literary tour guide for all but the most exotic of tastes. Over the years, life, age, and family happened. To care for an ailing father, Karys-Schiff had to sell the shop. It was either that or the hookah bar. Into this void stepped longtime freelance writer and certifiable Mesa Rat D.J. Palladino and his wife, Diane Arnold. Both are omnivorous readers, but loving to eat is a far cry from running a restaurant. In this vein, both boast bookish experience. Arnold — a just-retired teacher who moved to Santa Barbara as a girl in 1964— 1964 worked for Harcourt Brace Jovanovich in San Diego. She’s also fiendishly inspired when it comes to spotting rare bargains at thrift shops and garage sales. Palladino, a longtime contributor to The Santa Bar Barbara Independent Independent, also worked the floors for Osborne’s Book Store — formerly on the 900 block of State Street — as well as Andromeda Books. Palladino’s predilections run the gamut from high-brow literati to the rude, crude, and outrageous, and he loves nothing

The Mesa Bookstore’s new owners, D.J. Palladino and Diane Arnold more than to swap enthusiasms. Palladino moved to Santa Barbara in 1967 and lives in the same Mesa home in which he grew up. In his prior bookstore incarnations, Palladino remembers getting heat from the boss for spending too much time with customers. Now that Palladino is the boss, he need not fear. They plan to keep the same name and phase in any changes gradually. They’d like to expand the children’s section and hold special reading hours for tots. But first, they’ll be learning the ropes of running a small business out of an exceedingly small space. For many Mesa residents, the bookstore staying put comes as a huge relief.“I can’t tell you how many people told me how thrilled they were it was staying in business,” he said. “Not relieved— relieved thrilled.” He and Arnold are thrilled, too. To say hello to the neighborhood and to their customers, Palladino and Arnold will be hosting a hello/good-bye/grand opening along with the Karys-Schiffs on Sunday, February 12, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. —Nick Welsh

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t happened before I could blink. Terry’s stout, thick little hands quickly grabbed his classmate’s head and instantly slammed it on the desk with a thud. Terry was a very large 5-year-old— 5-year-old much stronger than his years — and he marched on like nothing occurred. “Terry! Stop! What are you doing?! Why would you do that to Jose?” I rushed in between my two students, confronting Terry and comforting the other startled little boy. “I don’t like him,” was Terry’s screamed reply. “He Mexican,” he proclaimed with a loud stomp of his foot. Even though Terry’s dark skin and Jose’s tanned complexion were only a few shades apart, these distinctive pigments created a deep social chasm between the two classmates. The thugs of South Central Los Angeles choose to divide their hate by skin color. The myriad of black, white, and Latino gangs fill bus stops with bullet holes. I stared in utter disbelief and shock at my own student’s harsh words. I had naively believed that kindergarten was a safe haven. That fateful day, in my bilingual kindergarten classroom, I began to comprehend some of the issues fueling the racial gang wars in Los Angeles and could see that I had the opportunity to help heal these learned prejudices with the power of communication. Here in Santa Barbara, we are often divided by the languages that we speak. There are large communities of people in this town who cannot speak with each other for lack of a common language. This wall of communication can be larger and more impactful than the physical one that Trump plans to build on the Mexican border. Walls within a group of people cause division and misunderstanding. It’s time to start connecting with each other. Santa Barbara is very different from South Central in many ways, yet both places struggle with allowing diverse languages to coexist. In this terra-cotta-clad paradise, the judgment is whispered underneath the quiet skies without police helicopters hovering close to the ground or murmured inside quaint houses without bulletproof windows. When you learn a new language, you embrace a new culture and form bonds of unity. Language without cultural context makes the words only lifeless letters and random sounds. It’s the story of the people behind the linguistics that give the phrases their meaning. Terry and Jose struggled throughout the year to learn in Spanish and English at the bilingual charter school. They stuttered over new words and danced to new rhythms. Terry even began to reach out for help from his Spanish-speaking classmates, saying, “Hey! How you do dat?” With an illuminated grin, Terry proudly put his arm around Jose as they sang a Spanish song at the end-of-the-year school performance. These are two people who will never forget the connection that they made with someone whom they previously despised. This is the hope that we have for our future generations. The hope that through the gift of communication, we can become the bridges that make us all stronger as one.

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n recent days, Santa Barbara has saluted sons and daughters who played in the World Series and competed in the Olympics, and watched another play in the Super Bowl. All these achievers will tell you they benefited from a custom of caring, support, and encouragement in this community. “It’s true that it takes a village,” said baseball star Ryan Spilborghs, who went into the Santa Barbara High Athletic Hall of Fame last month. When water polo player Sami Hill showed her Olympic gold medal to her sports-loving Santa Barbara family and friends, she said, “We did it. You guys did BOYS OF SUMMER OF ’06: The Santa this with me.” Barbara Foresters welcomed the national U.S. heptathlon champion Barbara champions of 2006 into the baseball club’s Nwaba gets tears in her eyes when she Hall of Fame. Angels manager Mike Scioscia tells how her coach, Josh Priester, started joined the celebration. the Santa Barbara Track Club just so she’d have a place to train after graduating from UCSB. fractured in the NFC Championship game. Mack did miss one block, and it led to a sack Hill and Nwaba addressed an audience of 400 athletes Monday at the S.B. Athof QB Matt Ryan late in the fourth quarter, WOMEN OF ’16 OLYMPICS: Heptathlete Barbara Nwaba (left) and water polo gold medalist Sami Hill letic Round Table’s 31st annual Girls and when the Falcons were near the red zone provided inspiration for hundreds of athletes at the Athletic Round Table’s Girls and Women in Sports Day Luncheon. with a 28-20 lead. A subsequent penalty put Women in Sports Day Luncheon. They both recalled memorable them out of field-goal range. moments at the Rio Olympics. For Nwaba, first National Baseball Congress World Series championship It’s questionable why the Falcons even it was setting a personal record in the in 2006 were honored. The Foresters have since won five tried to pass in that situation, when a three-pointer would shot put on her third attempt and more titles. have put them up by two scores and demanded an even more “finally having fun” in the stressful The 2006 club had five players go on to the major leagues, heroic comeback by Tom Brady and the Patriots. But even competition. She finished 12th in the including former Santa Barbara High and SBCC pitcher then, I wouldn’t have put it past them. They were relentless, world. Hill, who was the backup to Dylan Axelrod, and Conor Gillaspie, whose clutch home and the Falcons were floundering. starting goalie Ashleigh Johnson, run helped the San Francisco Giants win the National League Other thoughts as the confetti was streaming down in was called on to play in the final Wild Card Game. Houston: minutes of the gold-medal water polo match. “This is the Even though most of the club’s players lived out of town — moment I’ve been waiting for since I was 12 years old,” she and some out of state — 13 of them showed up at the Hall of  The NFL improved the overtime rules a few years ago by eliminating sudden death in the case of a field goal on the Fame event.“It’s amazing because we only spent two months said.“I got a huge stop. Yes!” first possession, but it seems unfair that Atlanta had no There was another celebration of Santa Barbara’s unique together a decade ago,” said pitcher Bobby McEwen, who chance to respond on offense after the Patriots drove all sports culture on Saturday at the Santa Barbara Foresters came from Seattle. Hall of Fame Night. The players who brought home the club’s Manager Bill Pintard said, “They had team chemistry the way to a touchdown. The biggest play in OT was the … an unselfish attitude.” The Foresters discoin flip that New England won. played the same traits last summer when  Julius and Julio: Patriots receiver Julian Edelman’s they won their sixth title. Pintard assured grasping of a ball that bobbled on the limbs of fallen S.B. ATHLETIC ROUND TABLE: the crowd that the community-supported Atlanta defenders will live long in Super Bowl lore team will find a place to play in 2017 after its because it set up the game-tying touchdown. But a few arrangement to use UCSB’s stadium expired. moments earlier, Julio Jones of the Falcons made a leapLos Angeles Angels manager Mike Sciing, twisting, toe-dancing catch on the sideline that was oscia was the guest speaker. While telling artistically superior. some stories from the big leagues, he ended  Super Bowl LI concluded a trio of football games that had his address by saying, “Get involved with pundits proclaiming “the greatest ever.” Preceding it were your community, with local events, no mattwo classics that went down to the final ticks of the clock: the Rose Bowl (USC 52, Penn State 49) and the College Bowl Championship (Clemson 35, Alabama 31). ter what happens in the rest of the country.” SUPER SAD: Alex Mack’s hometown fans went from revelry to despair when the New JOHN England Patriots wiped out a 28-3 Atlanta lead and won Sunday’s Super Bowl in overAnna Cable, Brandon Garcia, 2/11: High School Wrestling: Channel League Finals time, 34-28. Mack, the center on Dos Pueblos water polo SBHS soccer Wrestlers from five schools fight for individual honors on Santa Barbara High’s new Atlanta’s offensive line, was the Only a 9th grader, the goalie The sophomore forward scored mat. Dos Pueblos, which won its third straight dual-meet league championship first player from Santa Barbara made eight saves against game-winning goals against and was runner-up in the CIF duals, has a strong lineup including Will Yamasaki to appear in the Super Bowl. San Marcos as the Chargers Buena and San Marcos, the (182 pounds), Kade Uyesaka (113), two-time champion Ryan Fidel (138), and Swiss The former San Marcos High finished third in the SoCal latter an unassisted shot with exchange student Noam Dessibourg (170). 10am (varsity finals start after 1pm). J.R. student never missed a down Championships. She made the the Dons playing a man short Richards Gym, S.B. High School, 700 E. Anapamu St. Call 966-9101. despite playing in pain: The fiball-tournament team. because of a red card. ula in his lower left leg had been

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ously difficult. But if you really want to roll your rock uphill, then start with a finicky and tannic Italian grape like nebbiolo, which requires a scientist’s attention in the cellar and then a monk’s patience once in bottle, often taking more than four years to go from grape to sellable glass of wine. “It is such a terrible idea,” admits Alison Thomson with counterintuitive cheer, reflecting on her 2013 start to Lepiane Wines.“It can be a scary process,” she explained of nebbiolo, which needs a lot of oxygen in the early stages of vinification to “help it evolve” yet can be easily shocked when moved later on. “It’s kind of like being a parent,” said the mother of a toddler and kindergartener.“You just let it be and have faith that what you’ve done is put it on the right path.” Thomson’s path to winemaking was through a fascination with plants of all types. “I love fruit,” said the El Cerrito–raised UCSB grad, who worked on native landscaping after college, getting more than 100,000 plants to thrive around her alma mater’s Manzanita Village. She’d already become enamored of the wine lifestyle during an undergrad study-abroad stint in Siena, Italy, and got her first tastes of the wine business during tasting room jobs at Sunstone in Santa Ynez and Pine Ridge in Napa. So Thomson pursued a graduate degree at UC Davis in 2004, where she studied the effects of vineyard topography on resulting wines (not much, apparently). In 2005, she took an eyeopening trip to Barolo, Italy, where she met the legendary Angelo Gaja and tasted nebbiolos from as far back as 1989.“They were knocking our socks off,” she recalled. The next year, she returned to Piedmont for an internship under Sergio Germano, working 17-hour days, seven days a week, and enjoying every second. Upon getting her degree in 2007 and returning to Santa Barbara, Thomson worked for six months in Ventura at Sine Qua Non with iconoclastic winemaker Manfred Krankl. Then she moved on to Palmina in the Lompoc Wine Ghetto, making Italian varietal wines alongside Steve Clifton from 2008 to 2011. “He was so wonderful,” said Thomson. “He gave me a lot of responsibility.” He also helped her see that she, too, could have her own brand, an idea that was encouraged by another mentor, Chad Melville, who hired Thomson in 2011 to help at Samsara. “I didn’t think it would be possible,” said Thomson, believing that starting her own winery would take a ton of cash she didn’t have.“But once at Palmina and Samsara, I saw that a lot of these producers started small.” Other than Palmina, there weren’t many other producers in the area focused on nebbiolo, nor on barbera, another Italian grape Thomson wanted to explore. “If I really wanted to keep working with Italian varietals, this was the only way I could,” said Thomson, who started her brand in 2013 by

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eader Steve H. let me know that the popular rice bowl and boba tea restaurant Hana Kitchen has completed its move from 5 West Haley Street (formerly Tacos El Rey, Magic Pita Café, and Greek House Café) to a new location just around the corner at 503 State Street (formerly Mac’s Fish & Chip Shop, Chilango’s Mexican Restaurant, and The Open Door). Hana Kitchen first arrived on the South Coast at 6558 Pardall Road is Isla Vista in October 2012. In addition to a variety of boba tea drinks, Hana Kitchen offers three rice bowls: grilled chicken, thinly sliced beef, and vegan chicken, which all come on a bed of Calrose rice with lightly stir-fried vegetables and special sauces.

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at Bacara Resort & Spa received a top national honor for restaurant development + design magazine’s inaugural “rd+d” awards. Only five restaurants across six categories were selected, each representing the best of the best in both restaurant development and design. Taking home the Form + Function Innovation Award, Angel Oak was chosen for its use of space and creation of more intimate zones within a larger footprint. The judges praised the restaurant for “its striking modern approach” to a seafood and steakhouse concept.

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he says, is a chance to make the fear of the stays together. A shared love for unknown into something fun. Their Lobero production, Ghost Stories, horror movies, experts say, is one of the most reliable determinants of makes the supernatural especially relatable. whether or not a date will succeed. On Val- “It’s our favorite live show we’ve done yet; entine’s Day you can test this theory when it’s very creepy and also very sad. It goes the cast of the fanatically loved podcast Wel- into a more real emotional place,” Fink said. come to Night Vale visits Santa Barbara with The live show will feature voice actors from Ghost Stories, a live-performance spin-off the podcast reading a script with musical appealing to both longtime listeners and first-time visitors to their fictional universe. Loosely based on the podcast about a spooky town and its romantically entwined citizens who are plagued with nonstop visitations from ghosts, aliens, and government agents, the live-action narration will haunt the Lobero Theatre on Tuesday, February 14. The imaginary locale of Night Vale can count a UCSB Cecil Baldwin (left) and Meg Bashwiner alum among its chief city planners: Joseph Fink, who cocreated the pod- accompaniment. “It’s really great because cast with his friend, Jeffrey Cranor. Before it takes a lot of the story lines of Night Vale blossoming as a writer in New York, Fink and the characters people love from the remembers taking Dr. Rudy Busto’s religious podcast and then makes it accessible to studies class where they analyzed American a larger audience,” said Cecil Gershwin religious themes in science fiction. “I find Palmer, the narrator of Welcome to Night religion and conspiracy theories fascinating, Vale. “It also includes some really funny and they have the same purpose,” said Fink. parts, some scary parts, and some heartfelt “They’re taking a world that doesn’t make parts, which is very fun and exciting for me sense to us and trying to tell a story about to bring to life.” why it is the way it is. It puts a framework Over the course of the series, voice actor on the world to make it work for the person Palmer has enjoyed having free rein to interwho tells it.” Exploring horrors in Night Vale, pret the scripts with creative tonality and

expression. “It’s like putting a jigsaw puzzle together in new and interesting ways in every episode,” he said. Each episode introduces a new plot wrinkle, or something glowing and ghoulish at the very least.“The sky is the limit. We’re not beholden to anybody,” Palmer said, with each episode “a chance to unveil new limits.” Fink and Cranor keep the series insular, despite the expansive universe created by fans who write fan fictions and spin-offs. “If you start chasing what fans want or fan reactions, you end up with a complete mess of a story,” said Fink. Just as the universe expands, so do the projects, including Night Vale Presents, a platform for rising podcasts. “Our goal is to keep finding artists doing really interesting work that aren’t in podcasting yet,” Fink said. If anything, the creepy goingson of Night Vale might be comforting. “These days, a lot of the news is pretty scary. There’s an inherent fear of the unknown, of not knowing what kind of world we’re going to wake up to, and Night Vale capitalizes on a lot of that feeling,” Palmer said. So take your sweetie and face your fears with these stories — if you don’t fall through a vortex into another dimension en route, that is. Welcome to Night Vale is at the Lobero Theatre (33 E. Canon Perdido St.) on Tuesday, February 14, at 8 p.m. For more information, visit lobero.org. lobero.org —Richie DeMaria whitney Browne

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“There’s a lot of beautiful things happening,” said Kamasi Washington of the present moment and the days ahead. Washington and his band, the Next Step, will beautify the air of Campbell Hall with his jazz saxophone masterworks on Thursday, February 16, in an Arts & Lectures performance sure to be filled with volcanically explosive bursts of vibrant, spacey, and poetic jazz sounds, beautiful and loud. Known for his nearly three-hour-long album, The Epic Epic, as well as his contributions to Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly and his work with Thundercat, Washington is one of the most exhilarating sax performers of the moment. He has just finished recording a new six-part suite he debuted at this year’s Whitney Biennial. “My intention was to highlight the idea that the most beautiful experiences we have in life are a combination of different things, not the separation of things,” he said of the suite. “You see a beautiful painting, it’s the combination of colors; you see beautiful scenery, it’s the mountains, the trees, the rocks, the sun, the sky, everything. So I wrote a six-part piece of five different, individual songs that I wrote, and the sixth part is playing all five songs at the same time.” Washington is a musician of big sounds, but he’s just letting things flow. “My ideas unfold in a slow way; it’s hard to control the music, and I try to let the music be really free, and that freedom takes time for the music to get to the place it wants to be,” he said. “Like a body of water — it takes a long time to make a pool.” He’s working on more fresh material and absorbing new music. “My favorite

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Brightens Center stage From the royal court Minuet dances of 17th-century France to the spirited Passinho steps blazing through Brazil’s favelas today, social dancing has endured the shifts and shuffles of economic and social changes throughout history, preserving the ethos and values of communities the globe over. The seemingly benign set of steps and kicks carry with them the weight of nationality and time, making their way across continents and centuries to tell an enriching and cultural story. Santa Barbara has long enjoyed a Yulia Maluta vigorous group of social dance enthusiasts intent on keeping the embers of historical dance alit, with studios and forums dedicated to this communitydriven genre. From fox-trot to Argentine tango, through recreational and competitive platforms, the art form lives on for new generations to relish. This weekend (and just in time for Valentine’s Day,) 25 dancers and a handful of musicians and singers will reconvene at Center Stage Theater for the second annual Colors of Love showcase, a dazzling presentation directed by professional ballroom dancer Yulia Maluta that brings modern and traditional forms of social dancing together for an evening of “human expression and the celebration of life,” says Maluta. Highlights will include the venerable Hector Sanchez and his electric Latin jazz number set to a live rendition of Nina Simone’s “Feeling Good,” as well as Vanessa Isaac Dance Company’s samba prowess, complete with shimmering costumes and infectious rhythms. A contemporary burlesque number performed by The Dance Network, and torch singing by Joanna Lynn-Jacobs with piano accompaniment by John Douglas, will round out the evening’s eclectic offerings. “I am so privileged to be part of such a diverse and supportive dance community here in Santa Barbara,” stresses Maluta, who emigrated to the city in 1997 from her hometown of St. Petersburg, Russia. “Social dance is a way to come together and freely share our emotions and dreams together, and Colors of Love is the result of that trust.” Colors of Love performs on Saturday, February 11, at Center Stage Theater (751 Paseo Nuevo) at 8 p.m. Call 963-0408 or visit centerstagetheater.org. —Ninette Paloma

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KCSB TurnS 55; KnocKs come KnocKing by Richie DeMaria KCSB’S THE PLACE TO BE: Fifty-five years ago, KCSB charged the airwaves with radio programming that was youthful, impactful, underground, exciting, and totally individual. More than half a century later, nothing has changed. Tune in at any odd hour to 91.9 FM, and you’ll hear everything and anything, from ’80s prom classics to cassette-tape indie rock to EDM to Congolese drumming to Brazilian psychedelia to ambient tonal frequencies; whatever surfaces, you can be guaranteed it will be more interesting, and more heartfelt, than anything Clear Channel has cleared. This month, February 15-24, KCSB celebrates its anniversary with Drive 55, a souped-up version of its annual fundraiser with 10 days of special radio programming and giveaways of CDs, records, event tickets, apparel, and handmade gifts, plus an open mic night at Giovanni’s Isla Vista, a co-hosted campus-wide Battle of the Bands, and, earlier in the month, a Del Pueblo Café open mic. It will be a celebratory February for the station, with radio programming “imbued with KCSB history and stories as well as insight into what it’s like to be involved with such a unique radio station,” said fund drive coordinator Spencer vonHershman. Monies raised by fund drives help the station purchase and maintain equipment, and also help them expand their community outreach with events like the open mic nights. Last year, funds raised by donors supported events such as the Hello World music festival, the No Body Holy queer prom, plus community political events such as an on-air visit from Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman and a district supervisor debate.“KCSB strives to offer as many opportunities for music, art, and performance in the community—not only on the airwaves,” vonHershman said.“We consider these events to be big steps forward in overall community awareness of the station and what we stand for.” For veteran deejays and longtime listeners, KCSB stands for something very special. “We are a true treasure to the community,” said DJ Darla Bea, who remembers listening to DJ Adam Korn’s Ska La Carte show while a SBHS student and who has since gone on to share the airwaves with big names like Das Williams and John Palminteri. “KCSB has long been recognized as one of the most locally oriented radio stations at any college campus in the entire U.S.—our community-access/community-service model has given KCSB a world-class status,” said advisor Ted Coe, a KCSB staffer for 17 years and listener for more. “And during a time that journalism is under constant attack by demagogues and extremists, it is clear that KCSB’s commitment to amplifying independent, ethical reporting, and oppositional voices, is more important than ever.” Truly, there’s nothing in town quite like KCSB. Donate now via its website, kcsb.org, or listen in at 91.9.

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with anti-immigration-ban protesters, Forti’s 82-year-old limbs tremored in rhythmic defiance as she paced around the stage’s expanse, repeating quips and sound bites of the issues making current headlines. It was a weighted and significant opener to an evening of Radical Bodies, a retrospective of the artistic relationship between Forti, Yvonne Rainer, and Anna Halprin, the creator of task-based improvisation. Over the course of the evening, six of their historic works were re-examined for a new


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not the end,” deployed in ironic counterpoint to the actual time left in the piece. Crystal Pite’s “Solo Echo” shifted gears musically to a pair of movements using two of Johannes Brahms’s cello sonatas. The dancers continued to explore the rapturous frontiers of expressive contemporary technique, and Tom Visser’s abstract lighting design contributed to an atmosphere of mystery and enigma. I was blown away by the tremendous inventiveness and kinetic vitality of Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar’s “Bill,” which closed out the night. Weaving together strands of movement from multiple sources to the pounding throb of Ori Lichtik’s minimalist techno score, the dancers created a stunning series of tableau and ensemble episodes, each with its own character and intention. I loved the stutter-stepping social-dance exuberance of it and can’t wait to see more of this school of choreography out of Israel. — CharlesDonelan

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Movie Guide PREmiERES A Cure for Wellness (146 mins., R) Director Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean, Rango) helms this mystery thriller about a young executive who goes to a spa in the Swiss Alps to retrieve the CEO of the company he works for. He soon discovers the “wellness center” is not what it seems, as the guests never leave. Fairview/Fiesta 5 (Opens Thu., Feb. 16)

Fifty Shades Darker (115 mins., R) Anastasia and Christian are back in this steamy sequel to 2015’s Fifty Shades of Grey. Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan reprise their roles as the protagonists, whose sadomasochism underpins their tumultuous relationship. Camino Real/Paseo Nuevo

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“black powder,” come under attack from a monster, leaving only two men, William and Pero, alive. After their escape, the men join forces with the Chinese to defend the Great Wall. Matt Damon, Pedro Pascal, and Willem Dafoe star. Camino Real/Metro 4 (Opens Thu., Feb. 16)

John Wick: Chapter 2 (122 mins., R) Hit man John Wick (Keanu Reeves) must come out of retirement to battle a former colleague who is now trying to take control of the international assassins guild for his own nefarious reasons. Camino Real/Fiesta 5

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Split canyon roads, and soaking up free-spirited Santa Barbara, which, according to our hometown boy (writer/director Mike Mills), thrived in the ’70s thanks to the spiky intelligence of intriguing women played so wonderfully by this dream cast. (JK) Metro 4 The Comedian (119 mins., R) Santa Barbara–based director Taylor Hackford helms this star-studded film about a washed-up comedian, Jackie Burke (Robert De Niro), who tries to reinvent himself. Leslie Mann, Danny DeVito, Edie Falco, Charles Grodin, and Harvey Keitel also star. Plaza de Oro A Dog’s Purpose (120 mins., PG) A Dog’s Purpose attempts to answer the implied titular question through the story of a dog that gets reincarnated through multiple lives. While the movie’s themes and messages don’t offend, dialogue did. Much of the film was a predictable and preachy cheese-fest with Josh Gad’s narration at the forefront. The movie dabbled in some adult concepts like alcoholism and depression but

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

The Space Between Us mostly stuck to a naive and Disney-like concept of a plot. Don’t go out of your way to avoid the film, but certainly don’t make it a mission to see it. (JT) Fairview/Paseo Nuevo

O The Founder

(116 mins., PG-13)

With an almost maniacal mix of salesman glee and callous determination, Michael Keaton plays Ray Kroc, the franchising entrepreneur who turned a little hamburger shack called McDonald’s into a global empire. The zippy-fast and bold movie captures fascinating tidbits of the McDonald’s myth, like the McDonald’s brothers’ (Nick Offerman and John Carroll Lynch) precisely orchestrated service system to Kroc’s controversial use of powdered milk shakes. Most of all, though, it’s an important film in this Trump era, about how a meddling mild man ascends to power through the American mandate to “win” and profit at all costs. (RD) Metro 4

O Hidden Figures

(127 mins., PG-13)

Based on a true story, this biopic depicts the deeply rooted attitudes practiced before the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which made segregation illegal. It’s a story of how human resilience, compassion, and knowledge superseded NASA’s bureaucratic mandates of segregation and allowed three African-American women — played by Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monáe — to participate in making John Glenn the first American astronaut to orbit around Earth. (SM) Fairview/Paseo Nuevo

O La La Land

(128 mins., PG-13)

Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling play young artists trying to make it in the entertainment industry; their chemistry is akin to Fred Astaire and 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) Camino Real/Paseo Nuevo

O Lion

(118 mins., PG-13)

Loss and love propel Lion, in which a 5-year-old boy falls asleep on a decommissioned train and ends up 900 miles from his village in rural India. Surviv-

ing the hellish streets of Calcutta and a dodgy orphanage, the boy gets adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty years later, Saroo (portrayed by a soulful, melodramatic Dev Patel) goes looking for his birth mother with the aid of Google Earth. Based on a true story, the movie is both timely (80,000 children go missing in India each year) and timeless (a perfect cinematic depiction of every mother’s worst nightmare). Alternating between heartbreaking and hopeful, Lion is deeply moving. The cast includes Nicole Kidman and Rooney Mara. (HDK) 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) Metro 4

 The Space Between Us (121 mins., PG-13)

O Manchester by the Sea (137 mins., R)

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) Metro 4

O Moonlight

(133 mins., R)

“Who is you, man? Who is you, Chiron?” Can a bullied black gay boy, growing up poor in Florida with a drugaddicted mother, ever get to answer that truthfully? Walking a tightrope between tragedy and hope, between hard reality and lyrical filmmaking, Moonlight depicts three pivotal chapters in the life of Chiron, superbly played by three different actors. His story is so real, so true, so haunting, it feels as if you’re living it with him. Written and directed by Barry Jenkins and based on the play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue by Tarell Alvin McCraney, its impressive accolades are well-deserved. If you go to the movies to fall in love, have your heart broken, and walk out with your humanity affirmed, then go see Moonlight. (HDK) Metro 4

 Rings

(102 mins., PG-13)

The original remake of The Ring was one of the scariest American movies of its time — that unnerving, surreal video, that black-haired girl. Of course, something so scary could only be further monetized, and Rings returns 15 years later in that grand tradition of sequels that merely multiply the monster and call it new. The problem is, the video

A sweet coming-of-age love story between a boy from Mars and a girl from Earth, The Space Between Us looks at the sci-fi genre through rose-colored glasses. Gardner (Asa Butterfield) was born on Mars when astronomers first colonized the red planet, and as such his organs cannot withstand Earth’s gravity. At 16, Gardner is eager to leave Mars to meet Tulsa (Britt Robertson), the Earth girl he met online, and his father, who stayed behind. Despite the lack of scientific explanation for the plot, the star-crossed teenage romance and the picturesque cross-country adventure they ultimately undertake evoke feelings of nostalgia and belonging and challenge our idea of what it is to feel at home. (SM) Camino Real

O Split

(117 mins., PG-13)

M. Night Shyamalan’s newest film doesn’t do a whole lot to subvert the tropes associated with his works, but it gives hope that he’s learned from some of his past mistakes. The main antagonist(s), played by James McAvoy, kidnaps three teenage girls as part of some nefarious pact, and the girls must play on his 23 different personalities to try and escape. Evoking a dark tone and surreal atmosphere with some Wes Anderson–style camerawork and sharp dialogue, Split disarms and unsettles. If you’re a fan of the Shyamalan of old, then this is a must-see. (JT) Fairview/Fiesta 5 (starting Sun., Feb. 12)

xXx: Return of Xander Cage (107 mins., PG-13)

Vin Diesel returns as Xander Cage for this third installment of the action-film franchise. Cage comes out of hiding to retrieve a weapon known as “Pandora’s Box.” Camino Real

The above films are playing in Santa Barbara FRIDAY, February 10, through THURSDAY, February 16. Descriptions followed by initials — RD (Richie DeMaria), TH (Tyler Hayden), HDK (Hilary Dole Klein), JK (John Klein), SM (Savanna Mesch), and JT (Jordon Thompson) — have been taken from our critics’ reviews, which can be read in full at independent.com. The symbol O indicates the film is recommended. The symbol  indicates a new review. (NOTE: The Riviera Theatre is closed for renovations.) See the feature on p. 29 and independent.com/sbiff for info on the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, which takes place at the Arlington, Fiesta 5, and Metro 4 theaters.

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ARIES (Mar. 21-Apr. 19): Your reputation is in a state of fermentation. Will this process ultimately produce the metaphorical equivalent of fine wine or else something more like pungent cheese? The answer to that question will depend on how much integrity you express as you wield your clout. Be as charismatic as you dare, yes, but always in service to the greater good rather than to self-aggrandizement. You can accomplish wonders if you are saucy and classy, but you’ll spawn blunders if you’re saucy and bossy.

TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20): Using a blend of warfare and diplomacy, Napoleon extended French control over much of Western Europe. In 1804, he decided to formalize his growing sovereignty with a coronation ceremony. He departed from tradition, however. For many centuries, French kings had been crowned by the Pope. But on this occasion, Napoleon took the imperial crown from Pope Pius VII and placed it on his own head. Historian David J. Markham writes that he “was simply symbolizing that he was becoming emperor based on his own merits and the will of the people, not because of some religious consecration.” According to my reading of the astrological omens, Taurus, you have the right to perform a comparable gesture. Don’t wait for some authority to crown you. Crown yourself.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Have you heard the fable about the four blind men who come upon an elephant for the first time? The first man feels the tail and declares that the thing they’ve encountered must be a rope. The second touches one of the elephant’s legs and says that they are in the presence of a tree. The third strokes the trunk and assumes it’s a snake. Putting his hand on a tusk, the fourth man asserts that it’s a spear. I predict that this fable will NOT apply to you in the coming weeks, Gemini. You won’t focus on just one aspect of the whole and think it’s the whole. Other people in your sphere may get fooled by shortsightedness, but you will see the big picture.

(June 21-July 22): For now, at least, your brain is your primary erogenous zone. I suspect it will be generating some of your sexiest thoughts ever. To be clear, not all of these erupting streams of bliss will directly involve the sweet, snaky mysteries of wrapping your physical body around another’s. Some of the erotic pleasure will come in the form of epiphanies that awaken sleeping parts of your soul. Others might arrive as revelations that chase away months’ worth of confusion. Still others could be creative breakthroughs that liberate you from a form of bondage you’ve wrongly accepted as necessary.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Human beings upload 300 hours of videos to YouTube every minute of every day. Among that swirling flow is a hefty amount of footage devoted exclusively to the amusing behavior of cats. Researchers estimate there are now more than two million clips of feline shenanigans. Despite the stiff competition, I suspect there’s a much better chance than usual that your cat video will go viral if you upload it in the coming weeks. Why? In general, you Leos now have a sixth sense about how to get noticed. You know what you need to do to express yourself confidently and attract attention — not just in regard to your cats, but anything that’s important to you.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): I know you haven’t literally been wrestling and wrangling with a sweaty angel. But if I were going to tell a fairy tale about your life lately, I’d be tempted to say this: Your rumble with the sweaty angel is not finished. In fact, the best and holiest part is still to come. But right now you have cosmic permission to take a short break and rest awhile. During the lull, ratchet up your determination to learn all you can from your friendly “struggle.” Try to figure out what you’ve been missing about the true nature of the sweaty angel. Vow to become a stronger advocate for yourself and a more rigorous revealer of the wild truth.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Even if you’re not an occult wizard or pagan priestess, I suspect you now have the power to conjure benevolent love spells. There’s a caveat, however: They will only work if you cast them on yourself. Flinging them at other people would backfire. But if you do accept that limitation, you’ll be able to invoke a big dose of romantic mojo from both your lower depths and your higher self. Inspiration will be abundantly available as you work to reinvigorate your approach to intimacy and togetherness.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Here’s some advice from Scorpio writer Norman Rush: “The main effort of arranging your life should be to progressively reduce the amount of time required to decently maintain yourself so that you can have all the time you want for reading.” It’s understandable that a language specialist like Rush would make the final word of the previous sentence “reading.” But you might choose a different word. And I invite you to do just that. The coming weeks will be an excellent time to devotedly carve out more time to do The Most Important Thing in Your Life.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Sixteenth-century Italian painter Titian was renowned for his brilliant use of color. He was also prolific, versatile, and influential. In 2011, one of his paintings sold for $16.9 million. But one of his contemporaries, the incomparable Michelangelo, said that Titian could have been an even greater artist if he had ever mastered the art of drawing. It seems that Titian skipped a step in his early development. Is there any way that your path resembles Titian’s, Sagittarius? Did you neglect to cultivate a basic skill that has subtly (or not so subtly) handicapped your growth ever since? If so, the coming weeks and months will be an excellent time to fix the glitch.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Our obsessive use of digital devices has diminished our power to focus. According to a study by Microsoft, the average human attention span

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AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): The time is now, Brave Aquarius. Be audacious about improving the big little things in your life. (That’s not a typo. I did indeed use the term “big little things.”) For example: Seek out or demand more engaging responsibilities. Bring your penetrating questions to sphinxlike authorities. Go in search of more useful riddles. Redesign the daily rhythm to better meet your unique needs. Refuse “necessary” boredom that’s not truly necessary. Trust what actually works, not what’s merely attractive. Does all that seem too bold and brazen for you to pull off? I assure you that it’s not. You have more clout than you imagine. You also have a growing faith in your own power to make subtle fundamental shifts. (That’s not a typo. I did indeed use the term “subtle fundamental shifts.”)

PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20): “Love does not at first mean merging, surrendering, and uniting with another person,” wrote the poet Rilke, “for what would a union be of two people who are unclarified, unfinished, and still incoherent?” That’s an excellent meditation for you to entertain during the Valentine season, Pisces. You’re in the right frame of mind to think about how you could change and educate yourself so as to get the most out of your intimate alliances. Love “is a high inducement for the individual to ripen,” Rilke said, “to become something, to become a world for the sake of another person.” (Thanks to Stephen Mitchell for much of this translation.) Homework: Don’t get back to where you once belonged. Go forward to where you’ve got to belong in the future. Testify at freewillastrology .com.


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FINANCIAL ANALYST ASST. MANAGER, FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION

CONFERENCE SERVICES Responsible for the day to day fiscal operations for Conference Services and The Club. Responsibilities include reviewing/analyzing financial activity for appropriateness and consistency; reconciling financial/payroll activity to the campus ledgers; and producing monthly financial statements including expense summaries as needed. Oversees the revenue collection and reporting for approximately 100‑125 individual master‑billed conferences totaling more than $6 million in gross revenues. Reqs: Ability to reconcile financial/payroll activity to ledgers. Ability to provide analytical support for a wide range of topics under pressure of frequent deadlines. Proficient in Microsoft Office applications and comfortable learning new, specialized software programs. Detail oriented. Exceptional written and oral communication skills. Comfortable supervising student employees. Previous customer service with the ability to work in a diverse population. Note: Fingerprint background check required. Maintain a valid CA driver’s license. $22.29 ‑ $31.20/hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apply by 2/15/17. Apply online at https:// jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20170046

UCSB EXTENSION Responsible for independently analyzing, monitoring, and tracking all fiscal transactions for UC Santa Barbara Extension. Analyzes and reviews all financial business practices for this $5 million dollar per year self‑supporting academic and administrative operation. Provides key fiscal planning and projections for all operations. Reqs: Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Economics, Accounting or equivalent combination of related education and experience. Demonstrated experience with and knowledge of accounting principles and practices. Demonstrated budget and fiscal management experience. Experience preparing monthly financial statements (including tracking revenue, expense and budget status, and transactions), forecasting year‑end balances, cash handling and appropriate deposit tracking, reconciliation of reports. Strong analytical and reporting skills. Detail‑oriented and well organized, with an unfailing attention to accuracy. Expertise with Excel (micros and pivot tables), and with FileMaker. Note: Fingerprint background check required. $22.29 ‑ $27.51/hr. For primary consideration apply by 2/13/17, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20170044

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for innovation and automation for key line of business applications. Also participates in multiple cross‑functional and cross‑organizational projects in broader Administrative Services Division IT context. Manages complex information systems projects. Performs systems analysis and design. Creates functional specifications to assist with systems development. Leads selection and implementation processes for vendor‑supplied software. Provides training to end‑users. Provides support for existing systems. Reqs: 3‑5 years of experience supporting Business Applications, especially vendor software solutions. Experience with gathering and analyzing requirements and proposing business process improvements and preferred solutions. Experience with creating reports and providing data in a timely manner. Experience working with users, developers and project managers to plan and implement software solutions. Demonstrated excellence in problem analysis and solving. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Client‑centered commitment and focus. Basic experience with SQL and database technologies. Notes: Fingerprint background check is required. Maintain a valid CA driver’s license. $61,905 ‑ $86,627/yr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For primary consideration apply by 2/14/17, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs. ucsb.edu Job #20170045

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FOR EVERYONE IN OUR CARE. It’s one of our core values.

In the experience Cottage Health provides to our patients, clinical skill and state-of-the-art technology are only part of the equation. Equally important is compassion – the demonstration of sincere caring, as fellow human beings, for each patient we are privileged to serve. Along with excellence and integrity, compassion is a Cottage core value. Join us in putting it into practice every single day.

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

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Nursing

• Cooks

• Cardiac Services Program Coordinator

• Environmental Services Rep

• Clinical Nurse Specialist – NICU

• RN – ICU – Nights/Days

• Environmental Services Supervisor

Cottage Business Services

• EPIC Analyst (Rev Cycle, Optime,

• Director – Pediatric Outpatient Clinics

• EPIC Instructional Designer

• Finance Assistant

• EPIC Lead Laboratory Analyst

• Manager – Accounting (Hospitals)

• EPIC Systems Support

• Manager – Government Billing

• Emergency • Hematology/Oncology • Infection Control Practitioner • Lactation Educator

Beaker, CPOE/Orders)

Specialist/Trainer

• Director – Contracting • Director – Patient Business Services

• Manager – HIM

• Food Service Rep

• Manager – Non-Government Billing

• Information Security Analyst

• Manager – Patient Access

• MICU

• Information Security Engineer

• Supervisor – Patient Business Services –

• NICU

• Laundry Worker

• Nurse Educator – Diabetes

• Maintenance Mechanic

• Manager – Cardiology • Med/Surg – Float Pool

• Orthopedics

Admitting

Pacific Diagnostic Laboratories

• Manager – IT Infrastructure

• Pediatric Outpatient • Peds

• Manager – IT Service Delivery

• Pre/Post-Surgical

• Research Coordinator – Non RN

• PRID

• Research Business Analyst

• Anatomic Pathology Technician (SBCH/Core Lab) • Certified Phlebotomist Technician – Part-time/Full-time – Outpatient

• Research Financial Analyst

• Clinical Lab Scientist – Days/Nights

• Surgical Trauma

• Room Service Server

• Histotechnician

• Telemetry

• Systems Support Coordinator (IT)

• Lab Manager – Blood Bank (CLS)

Clinical

Allied Health

• LVN – Day/Night

• Behavioral Health Clinician

• Surgery

FINANCIAL ANALYST II Seeking a detailed oriented individual to join the Superior Court’s financial team. Job duties may include: processing payroll and payroll benefits/taxes for 250 employees; revenue processes including agency distributions, reporting, understanding complex laws, and rules of court; working with grants, contracts, and interbranch agreements; understanding of accounts receivables/ payables, and purchasing/procurements; and budget development.

• RN – Emergency

• Clinical Nurse Specialist – Oncology

• SICU

The Santa Barbara County Superior Court is seeking applications:

Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital

• Concierge – Part-time

• Patient Care Technician – EDHU • Patient Care Technician – Neuro • Patient Care Technician – NRU • Patient Care Technician – PRID • Surgical Technician

• Lab Manager – Pathology • Transfusion Safety Coordinator

• CT Technologist • Occupational Therapist – Full-time & Per Diem

• Speech Language Pathologists

• RENTAL & RELOCATION ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE FOR SELECT FULL-TIME POSITIONS

• Support Counselor – SLO Clinic

• CERTIFICATION REIMBURSEMENT

• Physical Therapist – Full-time

• Unit Care Technician – Peds • Unit Care Technician – Pre/Post-Surgical • Unit Care Technician – SICU

Please apply to: www.pdllabs.com

• Physical Therapy Aide

$72,360.29-$112,238.46 annually This position is based out of the historical Courthouse in Santa Barbara, CA Open Until Filled For more info and to apply: http://www.sbcourts.org/gi/hr/

We offer an excellent compensation package that includes above-market salaries, premium medical benefits, pension plans, tax savings accounts, rental and mortgage assistance, and relocation packages. What’s holding you back?

HR@sbcourts.org 805.882.4739

Please reference “SBI” when applying. EOE

Please apply online at jobs.cottagehealth.org. Or to submit a resume, please contact: Cottage Health, Human Resources, P.O. Box 689, Pueblo at Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93102-0689

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Cooks Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital is currently in need of cooks for the day/evening shift in the Cafeteria. Job duties include planning and preparing products according to recipes that meet standards of quality and quantity, and meet portion control guidelines. Temperature control, sanitation and timeliness are equally important. Knowledge of commercial kitchen equipment operation. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Culinary Arts degree/cert preferred. Cottage Health offers an excellent compensation package that includes above market salaries; premium medical benefits, pension plans, and tax savings accounts. Please apply online at: www.cottagehealth.org. EOE

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DIRECTOR OF DE­VELOPMENT, ALUMNI AFFAIRS

OFFICE OF DEVELOPMENT The principle focus of the position is to develop and grow a robust fundraising strategy and serve in a key role by increasing philanthropy and impact of alumni affairs program(s). Additional attention will be on building a strong network of Development partnerships with unit and central development directors across the campus. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. Minimum of 3‑5 years of major gift experience, including raising five figure gifts. Proven skill in goal achievement. Proven track record of successfully managing current and prospective benefactors at the leadership level. Demonstrated skill at gift negotiation and gift solicitation. Demonstrated skill in professional writing. Ability to articulate the case for higher education, and UCSB’s alumni affairs needs and programs. Effective verbal communication skills to make persuasive oral presentations to colleagues, internal and external constituencies, and to plan and conduct participatory meetings, to gain acceptance of decisions, and to advise and collaborate with others. Knowledge of office and productivity software (including but not limited to word processing, spreadsheet, database, email, and Internet applications). Ability to establish strong, interpersonal relationships. Experience in conceptualizing, planning, and implementing customized donor cultivation activities, such as dinners, luncheons, receptions, meetings, and tours. Ability to work independently and as part of a team, under deadlines, without close supervision. Acute attention to detail is essential. Possess outstanding social skills, instincts, and discretion. Notes: Fingerprint background check required. Maintain a valid CA driver’s license. This is an annually renewable contract position. Flexibility and willingness to travel frequently. Ability to work comfortably with a flexible work schedule including travel for major donor cultivation and some evening and weekend work. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For primary consideration apply by 2/19/17, thereafter open until

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EVENTS & CATER­ING SALES MAN­AGER

THE CLUB Responsible for the catering sales and administrative management of the Catering Office. Serves as the departmental liaison, assisting clients with planning catered events, assisting with menu selection, and arranging for rental equipment, linens and event décor. Works with The Club Scheduling on room logistics for in‑house events. The organizational duties of the position pertain to processing catering orders, keeping accurate records of events, distributing catering orders in weekly catering meetings, updating posted orders as necessary, and communicating all changes to necessary staff. Bills clients and works with the Club’s Business Office ensuring all events for month‑end are billed. Manages some catering events. Reqs HS diploma or GED. Previous catering and event management experience, including pre‑event planning, event sales, client billing, invoice processing, coordination of rentals, staff scheduling, event set‑up, service and event break‑down. Demonstrated ability to organize and manage high‑end events, flexibility to take on last minute events and prioritize. Notes: Fingerprint background check required. Hours: M‑F 8‑5, days and hours may vary. $20.59‑$24.77/ hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For primary consideration apply by 2/21/17, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20170055

sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For primary consideration apply by 2/13/17, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs. ucsb.edu Job #20170041

ASSOCIATED STUDENTS Provides advice and oversight for the daily operations of the A.S. Food Bank. Establishes procedures for student employees and advising the student Food Bank committee. Establishes relationships with local entities to provide students with long‑term relationships. Develops a resource guide for students and help students establish other food bank related projects. Collects and analyses data on the demographics of students using the services. Assesses and evaluates service and provides students with suggestions and recommendations for further improvements as needed. Researches new initiatives and provides information gathered to the Food Bank committee members. Reqs: Knowledge of food insecurity and food systems. Understanding of issues of diversity, social justice and challenges faced by underserved populations. Sensitivity and ability to work with students in a student run organization with constant change (at least annually) in leadership. Must maintain full knowledge of food bank policies, Associated Student policies, university policies. Must be detail oriented, able to multi‑task, ability to supervise students. Excellent Communication skills both verbal and written. Ability to work with teams. Notes: Fingerprint background check required. Mandated reporter for requirements of child abuse. $22.29‑ $23.22/hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion,

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UCSB EXTENSION Responsible for assisting the Continuing Education Specialist in planning, implementing, and managing a viable, fee‑supported continuing education program of new and existing courses and certificate programs in Business, Management, Legal Studies, and Education. Coordinates the review, issuance, processing, and enforcement of contracts relevant to the courses, instructors, and meeting locations, including recruitment, hiring, and retention of instructors and classroom venues. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. Two years of curriculum development, management, and evaluation experience. Proficient word processing and data analysis skills. Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Customer service and interpersonal skills. Problem‑solving, analytical, and research skills. The ability to effectively operate independently and as a collaborative team member. Strong organizational skills. Detail oriented. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Notes: Fingerprint background check required. Maintain valid CA driver’s license. Will need to be able to work weekends and some evenings to fulfill program management and development responsibilities. Will drive to Ventura and to other sites. $19.08 ‑ $23.00/hr. For primary consideration apply by 2/16/17, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20170053

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FOOD BANK COOR­DINATOR AND EN­GAGEMENT ADVI­SOR

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Sales Manager (Goleta, CA): Open, manage & service accts in Asia Pacific & on U.S. West Coast. Promote products & services to retailers through direct, sell through & distribution levels. Achieve sales targets & increase mkt share in adjustable bed/lifestyle base segment globally. Provide quarterly sales reports & forecasts. Train retail associates; maintain inventory of spare parts, literature, & mktg materials; & attend retailer meetings. Bach’s in Business Admin or related + 3 yrs exp as Sales Mgr or related reqd. Resumes: Ergomotion, Inc. Attn: Hugo Valencia, 6790 Navigator Drive, Goleta, CA 93117. Sales Representative California Trade Association located in Sacramento is seeking someone with strong knowledge for Advertising, print, digital and social media solutions, great with detail, an amazing attitude, and a passion for selling content and integrated partnerships. 3‑5 years experience a plus. We offer a competitive base salary, commission and bonus plan, along with great benefit package. Email Resume and Salary History to jobs@cnpa.com. EOE (Cal‑SCAN)

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53 Ancient road to Rome 55 “Do you sit there and watch your fish swim around? Ask your doctor 1 “Dracula” novelist Stoker if ___ is right for you.” 5 Rapper ___ Flocka Flame 59 AL East athlete 9 Fundamental principle 63 Fool’s cap wearer 14 Brain division 64 “Do you wish you lived on a 15 European auto brand massive rock at the southern tip of 16 Desist’s companion Europe? Ask your doctor if ___ is 17 “Do you eat chocolate all day right for you.” long? Ask your doctor if ___ is right 66 Mischievous pranks for you.” 67 “Garfield” drooler 19 Address the crowd 68 Luxury rental 20 Role-playing game in the “Elder 69 Packs (away) Scrolls” series 70 Sloth and avarice, for two 21 “Do you say things that are self71 “Raiders of the Lost Ark” creatures contradictory? Ask your doctor if ___ is right for you.” 23 Agcy. under Elaine Chao, once 1 Crunchy sandwiches 25 Concert boosters 2 Corner piece 26 Some butter 3 “Dear” advice columnist 29 “The Mikado” costume element 4 Place of ‘90s TV 31 Greetings from Hawaii 5 Hypothetical space-time shortcut 35 Albany-to-Buffalo canal 36 Important part of a news story that 6 Abbr. on military mail 7 Gambling game played with 80 might get “buried” balls 38 Hearten 8 Amazon Echo’s voice service 39 Fish and chips fish 40 “Do you watch movies on ancient 9 Riboflavin’s group technology? Ask your doctor if ___ 10 Deodorant option 11 Coal valley in Germany is right for you.” 12 Math ratio words 42 News and opinion website since 13 Out in public 2014 18 Frozen water, in Wittenberg 43 Brando’s Nebraska birthplace 22 1950s singing star ___ Sumac 45 Word before clock or glass 24 Encourages a felon 46 “Match Game” emcee Rayburn 26 Bill of cowboy legend 47 Dressing places? 27 Appetite stimulant 49 Brunch drink orders, maybe 28 Music streaming service since 50 Small bills 2014 51 Bouncy

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30 State with an upright panhandle 32 Place of refuge 33 Make up (for) 34 Palindromic pair 37 Eggplant or smiley, e.g. 40 Reputation hurter 41 Available, as retail goods 44 Gets angry against Bart Simpson’s wishes 46 Silverback, for one 48 ___ Lanka 52 Often-mocked cars of the 1980s 54 A goal of NOW 55 Throws in 56 Give up 57 Rescind 58 Skirt length 60 ___ Day and the Knights (“Animal House” band) 61 Item on a bedside table 62 First asteroid landed on by a NASA craft 65 Bulk foods container ©2016 Jonesin’ Crosswords (editor@jonesincrosswords.com) For answers to this puzzle, call: 1-900-226-2800, 99 cents per minute. Must be 18+. Or to bill to your credit card, call: 1-800-655-6548. Reference puzzle #0809

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Legals FBN Abandonment S TATE M ENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following Fictitious Business Name is being abandoned: LOVE’S WAY at 318 Arden Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93015 The original statement for use of this Fictitious Business Name was filed 03/02/2015 in the County of Santa Barbara. Original file no. 2015‑0000721. The person (s) or entities abandoning use of this name are as follows: Kirby Gillispie 2765 Las Encinas West Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Noell Grace 318 Areden Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93105 This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 31 2017, I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office, Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Melissa Mercer. Published. Feb 9, 16, 23. Mar 2 2017.

Fictitious Business Name Statement FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SIMPLE WEALTH at 243 Old Ranch Dr Goleta, 93117; Elizabeth Lewis (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 29, 2016. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2016‑0003517. Published: Jan 19, 26. Feb 2, 9 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SABACO REALTORS, SANTA BARBARA COUNTY REAL ESTATE, SANTA BARBARA COUNTY REALTORS at 466 N La Cumbre Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Barbara D Maxwell (same address) Gary Maxwell (same address)­ This business is conducted by an Married Couple Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 11, 2017. 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: 2017‑0000108. Published: Jan 19, 26. Feb 2, 9 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CHACHAKOS MASSAGE & BODY WORKS, HAULING BY SANTA BARBARA NATIVE at 2575 Calle Galicia Santa Barbara, CA 93109‑1149; Gus Chachakos (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 11, 2017. 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: 2017‑0000097. Published: Jan 19, 26. Feb 2, 9 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: TAQUERIA CUERNAVACA at 201 W. Carrillo St # A Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Joaquin Solorzano 2406 Taos Ave Ventura, CA 93001 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 11, 2017. 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: 2017‑0000099. Published: Jan 19, 26. Feb 2, 9 2017

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FI C TITIOU S B U S INE S S NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: THE TOP CAP at 1517 San Pascual St Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Fernando Mauro Pacheco (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 13, 2017. 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: 2017‑0000133. Published: Jan 19, 26. Feb 2, 9 2017.

F I C TITIOU S B U S INE S S NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: S TREA M LINE C APITAL at 289 Oak Road Santa Barbara, CA 93108; Steven L Gevirtz, Trustee of The Gevirtz 2003 Revocable Trust (same address) This business is conducted by an Trust Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 17, 2017. 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 Parades‑Sadler. FBN Number: 2017‑0000140. Published: Jan 26. Feb 2, 9, 16 2017.

F I C TITIOU S B U S INE S S NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: EAGLES FLIGHT AGENCY at 3972 Celestial Way Lompoc, CA 93436; Seamus Ethridge 140 Buckwheat Ln Mad River, CA 95552 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 20, 2017. 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: 2017‑0000093. Published: Jan 26. Feb 2, 9, 16 2017.

F I C TITIOU S B U S INE S S NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MADEIRA at 3895 Sterrett Ave Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Joseph F.Coito (same address) Albert Dipadova 925 Garcia Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93103 This business is conducted by an General Partnership Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 19, 2017. 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: 2017‑0000191. Published: Jan 26. Feb 2, 9, 16 2017.

F I C TITIOU S B U S INE S S NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: KALYSI DECOR, KALYSI JEWELS, KALYSI PRODUCTIONS at 5 Arroyo Quemada Lane Gaviota, CA 93117; Kelli Johnson (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Kelli Johnson This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 20, 2017. 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: 2017‑0000217. Published: Jan 26. Feb 2, 9, 16 2017.

F I C TITIOU S B U S INE S S NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: RECIPES BAKERY, GIFTS & COFFEE at 604 Santa Barbara St. Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Meichelle Enterprises, Inc 1489 Cantera Ave Santa Barbara, CA 93110 This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Meichelle Arntz This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 20, 2017. 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: 2017‑0000209. Published: Jan 26. Feb 2, 9, 16 2017.

F I C TITIOU S B U S INE S S NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: 7TH MIND PUBLISHING, 7TH MIND, INC., ANDREATTA CONSULTING at 1096 Via Regina Santa Barbara, CA 93111; 7th Mind, Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Britt Andreatta, President & CEO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 10, 2017. 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: 2017‑0000087. Published: Jan 26. Feb 2, 9, 16 2017. F I C TITIOU S B U S INE S S NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: PACIFIC CO. at 6028 Paseo Palmilla Goleta, CA 93117; Charles Goldberg (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 18, 2017. 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: 2017‑0000174. Published: Jan 26. Feb 2, 9, 16 2017.

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F I C TITIOU S B U S INE S S NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: JOY FULL EVENTS at 1057 Monte Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93110; I.D.O. Events, Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 17, 2017. 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: 2017‑0000153. Published: Jan 26. Feb 2, 9, 16 2017. F I C TITIOU S B U S INE S S NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: GRIND, GRIND STUDIOS at 1117 State St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Marc Regan (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 13, 2017. 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: 2017‑0000137. Published: Jan 26. Feb 2, 9, 16 2017.

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F I C TITIOU S B U S INE S S NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CD CO. at 55 South Kellogg Avenue Santa Barbara, CA 93117; Barry Atkins 1126 Del Mar Avenue Santa Barbara, CA 93109 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 20, 2017. 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: 2017‑0000218. Published: Jan 26. Feb 2, 9, 16 2017. F I C TITIOU S B U S INE S S NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: HAPPY CAMPER CHILD CARE at 7295 Butte Dr. Goleta, CA 93117; Michelle Leiphardt (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Michelle Leiphardt This statement was filed with the County Cl er k o f San t a B ar b ar a County on Jan 04, 2017. 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: 2017‑0000021. Published: Jan 26. Feb 2, 9, 16 2017. F I C TITIOU S B U S INE S S NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: VALLEY OAK DOGS at 1112 Curley Ave Santa Bar bara, CA 93101; Lucy Rose Esparza (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 17, 2017. This statement exp i r es f i ve year s f r o m the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2017‑0000146. Published: Jan 26. Feb 2, 9, 16 2017. F I C TITIOU S B U S INE S S NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: TEL M ANAGE M ENT CASTILIAN TRUST at 114 E De La Guerra St Ste 4 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Thomas E Luria 2635 Freesia Dr Summerland, CA 93067 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 13, 2017. 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: 2017‑0000131. Published: Jan 26. Feb 2, 9, 16 2017. F I C TITIOU S B U S INE S S NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SAFE LP at 475 Pine Avenue Goleta, CA 93117; Safe Consolidated LLP (same address) This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 17, 2017. 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: 2017‑0000144. Published: Jan 26. Feb 2, 9, 16 2017.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SANTA BARBARA WINDOW FASHIONS at 10 E. Figueroa St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101; SB Cabinet Co, Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 19, 2017. 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: 2017‑0000195. Published: Jan 26. Feb 2, 9, 16 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: TONY TORO CONSTRUCTION, TONY TORO STUCCO AND DRYWALL at 3463 State St #365 Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Property Maintenance Solutions Inc (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 18, 2017. 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: 2017‑0000164. Published: Jan 26. Feb 2, 9, 16 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: AMERICAN RIVERA AGING LIFE CARE CONSULTANT, SANTA BARBARA GERIATRIC CARE MANAGER CONSULTANT, CALIFORNIA CENTRAL COAST AGING LIFE CARE CONSULTANT, SANTA BARBARA AGING LIFE CARE CONSULTANT at 610 East Pedregosa Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Fred N. Morguelan PH.D. (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 09, 2017. 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: 2017‑0000079. Published: Jan 26. Feb 2, 9, 16 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SAVOY WINES SANTA BARBARA at 18 West Anapamu St Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Savoy Wines, Inc. 6588 Camino Venturoso Goleta, CA 93117 This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 30, 2017. 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: 2017‑0000311. Published: Feb 2, 9, 16, 23 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BAR 29 at 1134 Chapala St Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Pak Burger Inc. 360 Oliver Rd. Santa Barbara, CA 93109 This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 12, 2017. 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: 2017‑0000126. Published: Feb 2, 9, 16, 23 2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: THE GOOD VIBE TRIBE CO. at 1107 De La Vina Street Apt 1 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Jenna Costello (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 18, 2017. 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: 2017‑0000165. Published: Feb 2, 9, 16, 23 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SANTA BARBARA GROCERY OUTLET at 2840 De La Vina Street Santa Barbara, CA 93105; The Brewer Family Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 26, 2017. 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: 2017‑0000281. Published: Feb 2, 9, 16, 23 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: NICHOLAS WADE FINE GEMS at 130 Santa Rosa PL. Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Spirit Nicholas Freeman (same address) Austin Jacobson (same address) This business is conducted by an General Partnership Signed: Austin Jacobson This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 19, 2017. 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: 2017‑0000192. Published: Feb 2, 9, 16, 23 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: FETE ALETHEIA at 405 Corona Del Mar #7 Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Zoey Coreanna Nunes (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 04, 2017. 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: 2017‑0000028. Published: Feb 2, 9, 16, 23 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ACI, ACI, INC., ACI MATERIALS, ACI MATERIALS, INC. at 44 Castillian Drive Goleta, CA 93117; Applied Cavitation, Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Dana Hankey This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 24, 2017. 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: 2017‑0000248. Published: Feb 2, 9, 16, 23 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: TCR RESOURCES GROUP at 396 Toro Canyon Road Carpinteria, CA 93013; James P Acos (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 24, 2017. 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: 2017‑0000256. Published: Feb 2, 9, 16, 23 2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ADVANCED PAIN SOLUTIONS at 518 Peregrina Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93105; William C Wayne (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 24, 2017. 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: 2017‑0000251. Published: Feb 2, 9, 16, 23 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MESA BOOKSTORE at 1838 Cliff Dr. Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Diane R Arnold 230 La Plata St Santa Barbara, CA 93109; David J Palladino (same address) This business is conducted by an Married Couple Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 24, 2017. 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: 2017‑0000246. Published: Feb 2, 9, 16, 23 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: PELLICORI OPTICAL CONSULTING at 2651 Dorking Place Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Samuel F. Pellicori (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 24, 2017. 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: 2017‑0000247. Published: Feb 2, 9, 16, 23 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: EG TECHNOLOGIES, PACINFO TECHNOLOGIES at 420 E Carrillo St Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Pacinfo Technologies (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 30, 2017. 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: 2017‑0000319. Published: Feb 2, 9, 16, 23 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: FINALLY FINISHED at 221 Natoma Ave #4 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Richard Anthony Messer (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 30, 2017. 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: 2017‑0000320. Published: Feb 2, 9, 16, 23 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CALDERON LAW at 7 West Figueroa, #3rd Floor Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Yuri Calderon 7 Williams Dr Moraga, CA 94556 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 23, 2017. 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 Jaysinghe. FBN Number: 2017‑0000231. Published: Feb 2, 9, 16, 23 2017.


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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MINDFUL EATING INSTITUTE at 697 Circle Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93108; Petra Beumer (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Petra Beumer This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 30, 2017. 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: 2017‑0000304. Published: Feb 2, 9, 16, 23 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: THE NOTOI COMPANY at 2005 MontereySt Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Eric Untener (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Eric Untener This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 11, 2017. 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: 2017‑0000107. Published: Feb 2, 9, 16, 23 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: 101 PLUMBING at 513 E. Birch Ave. Santa Maria, CA 93436; Raymond Hernandez (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 26, 2017. 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: 2017‑0000288. Published: Feb 9, 16, 23. Mar 2 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: HONESTRUTH REAL ESTATE INSPECTIONS at 2010 San Antonio Court Lompoc, CA 93436; Theodore G Jackson (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Theodore Geronimo Jackson This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 07, 2017. 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 Deborah Sanchez. FBN Number: 2017‑0000393. Published: Feb 9, 16, 23. Mar 2 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BLACKBIRD at 7000 Hollister Ave Ste C2 Goleta, CA 93117; Debra Marie Medina 1001 W. Micheltorena St Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Debra M. Medina This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 24, 2017. 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: 2017‑0000254. Published: Feb 9, 16, 23. Mar 2 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BACKSTAGE PASS at 5212 Kaiser Ave. Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Thomas Edward Williams (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 31, 2017. 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: 2017‑0000323. Published: Feb 9, 16, 23. Mar 2 2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SEM OFFICE MANAGEMENT at 668 Burtis Street Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Sarah Elizabeth McClintock (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 31, 2017. 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: 2017‑0000332. Published: Feb 9, 16, 23. Mar 2 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: WEEPING WILLOW BOOKS at 633 Island View Dr Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Marcia K Meier (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 31, 2017. 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: 2017‑0000334. Published: Feb 9, 16, 23. Mar 2 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CONSTRUCTION PLUMBING at 812 East Yanonali Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103; The Las Canoas., Inc 1976 Las Canoas Road Santa Barbara, CA 93105 This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 19, 2017. 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: 2017‑0000194. Published: Feb 9, 16, 23. Mar 2 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: WREN FLORAL at 13 B Anacapa St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Emma Lauter 921 Barcelona Dr. Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Carla Wingett 414 Donze Ave Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by an General Partnership Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 31, 2017. 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: 2017‑0000326. Published: Feb 9, 16, 23. Mar 2 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: NAILS UPTOWN at 20 S. LA Cumbre Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Chau Minh Ho 1327 Castillo St Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 25, 2017. 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: 2017‑0000264. Published: Feb 9, 16, 23. Mar 2 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: PT2016 at 237 Teri Sue Ln Buellton, CA 93427; Mark R Preston (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 31, 2017. 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: 2017‑0000336. Published: Feb 9, 16, 23. Mar 2 2017.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: HILL TRIBE SOLUTIONS at 6819 Fortuna Rd Goleta, CA 93117; This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Peng Xiong This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 19, 2017. 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: 2017‑0000189. Published: Feb 9, 16, 23. Mar 2 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: FABLED PROCESS SERVING at 1726 San Pascual Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Conor James Phillips (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Conor Phillips This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 25, 2017. 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: 2017‑0000268. Published: Feb 9, 16, 23. Mar 2 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ODD OWL LABS at 7259 Padova Dr. Goleta, CA 93117; Ariane Coffin (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Ariane Coffin This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 25, 2017. 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: 2017‑0000265. Published: Feb 9, 16, 23. Mar 2 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: LONEWOLF ADVENTURE CO at 1335 West Highway 246 Buellton, CA 93427; Brian Alexander (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Brian Alexander This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 03, 2017. 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: 2017‑0000364. Published: Feb 9, 16, 23. Mar 2 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: E‑TECH KNOW at 198 Camino De Vida #B Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Nalaka Fernando (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 03, 2017. 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: 2017‑0000369. Published: Feb 9, 16, 23. Mar 2 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CLEMENTS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT LLC at 1832 Sunset Avenue Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Clements Property Management LLC (same address) This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: Lori Clements This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 01, 2017. 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: 2017‑0000340. Published: Feb 9, 16, 23. Mar 2 2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BEADED BRILLIANCE, SOL AROMATICS at 49 Bear Creek Drive Buellton, CA 93427; Susan Farber (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Susan Farber This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 27, 2017. 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: 2017‑0000295. Published: Feb 9, 16, 23. Mar 2 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: AGING LIFE CARE CA, SANTA BARBARA AGING LIFE CARE PROFESSIONAL, SANTA BARBARA AGING LIFE CARE COACH, SANTA BARBARA AGING LIFE CARE SPECIALIST, SANTA BARBARA AGING LIFE CARE MANAGER at 610 East Pedregosa Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Fred N. Morguelan PH.D. (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Fred Morguelan, PHD This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 30, 2017. 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: 2017‑0000300. Published: Feb 9, 16, 23. Mar 2 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: WESTERN ENDODONTICS, WESTERN PERIODONTICS, WESTERN ORAL SURGERY, WESTERN ORTHODONTICS at 601 E. Daily Drive, Suite 215 Camarillo, CA 93010; Western Dental Plan Management, Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 20, 2017. 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: 2017‑0000202. Published: Feb 9, 16, 23. Mar 2 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SANTA BARBARA ICE & PROPANE at 224 S. Milpas St. Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Erick Troy Crocker 781 Castillo St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Erick T. Crocker This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 31, 2017. 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: 2017‑0000324. Published: Feb 9, 16, 23. Mar 2 2017.

Name Change IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF JAMES MICHAEL MOSKOW and LINDA FRANCINE MOSKOW 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

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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. Jan 26. Feb 2, 9, 16 2017. IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF LAUREEN TERICE PITTMAN TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 17CV00140 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: LAUREEN TERICE PITTMAN TO: LAUREEN THERESE PITTMAN 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 Mar 15, 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 Jan 24, 2017. by Judge James E. Herman of the Superior Court. Published. . Feb 2, 9, 16, 23 2017. IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF ANNA LORINE HANASZ TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 16CV05867 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: ANNA LORINE HANASZ TO: ANIA L. SHAW 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 Mar 08, 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 Jan 12, 2017. by Judge James E. Herman of the Superior Court. Published. . Feb 2, 9, 16, 23 2017.

Summons SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL)

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NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): THE HEIRS OR DEVISEES OF LEE M. FORD, DECEASED, SUBJECT TO THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE DECEDENT’S ESTATE; Additional Parties Attachment form is attached YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF SANTA BARBARA, a public agency. (Lo Esta Demandando El Demandante) NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this Summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use your for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self‑Help Center(www.courtinfo.ca.­g ov/ selfhelp), If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia. org), the California Courts Online Self‑Help Center (www. courtinfo.ca.­gov/selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. Tiene 30 DIAS DE CALENDARIO despues de que le entreguen esta citacion y papeles legales papa presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefonica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y mas information en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.­ courtinfo. ca.gov/selfhelp/espanol/), en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede mas cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario de la corte que le de un formulario de exencion de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podra quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin mas advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remision a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (www.­ lawhelpcalifornia.org), en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www.courtinfo. ca.­g ov/selfhelp/espanol/) o

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poniendose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. CASE NO:16CV05426 The name and address of the court is: (El nombre y direccion de la corte es) SANTA BARBARA SUPERIOR COURT, ANACAPA DIVISION 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: (El nombre, la direccion, y el numero de telefono del abogado del demandante que no tiene abogado es): The name and address of the court is: Santa Barbara Superior Court (El nombre y direccion de la corte es): 1100 Anacapa Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Todd A. Amspoker, Price, Postel & Parma LLP 200 E. Carrillo St., 4th Floor, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, Fax: (805) 965‑3978 Tel (805) 962‑0011 DATE: Dec 2, 2016. Darrel E. Parker, EXECUTIVE OFFICER By Teri Chavez, Deputy ( Delegado) Published Jan 26. Feb 2, 9, 16 2017.

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February 9, 2017, Vol. 31, No. 578

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