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Wonder Woman of Feminism still FiGhts Ghts For or your our r riGhts interVieWed by starshine roshell
is CaPs a ‘hate GrouP’ ? by Tyler Hayden
Paula Perotte KeePs Goleta eyes on Prize ChuCK Graham KayaKs the santa ynez a&e: Jazz Fest redux; anand Varma’s zombie Parasites; and uCsb studio theater does SimpSonS independent.com
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“PRICELESS. ” “PRICELESS.” “It is food for my heart and soul...” — S IEGFRIED & R OY, "M AGICIANS OF THE C ENTURY"
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Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca
Fri, Mar 3 / 8 PM / UCSB Campbell Hall Tickets start at $30 / $19 all students (with valid ID)
“Soledad Barrio is a force of nature.” The New York Times “No rhetoric, no explanations, but just passion, majesty, absorption.” The New Yorker A leading flamenco touring company fronted by the Bessie Award-winning Soledad Barrio, this group of commanding dancers, singers and musicians seamlessly integrates all aspects of flamenco – dance, song and music – into one spellbinding experience. Community Flamenco Dance Workshop with Noche Flamenca Thu, Mar 2 / 5:45-7:45 PM / Santa Barbara City College Dance Studio (PE 113) Class for advanced dancers. Reservations: www.sbccdance.com, Observers welcome. Co-presented with Santa Barbara City College
Jelly and George
Celebrating the Music of Jelly Roll Morton and George Gershwin featuring Aaron Diehl and
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Tue, Mar 7 / 8 PM / UCSB Campbell Hall Tickets start at $25 / $15 all students (with valid ID) “Together, [Diehl and Salvant] riff like a pair of old souls who came together after years.” NPR Salvant, “the finest jazz singer to emerge in the last decade” (The New York Times), returns as a Santa Barbara favorite to lend her impeccable vocal stylings to iconic works from the past century. Event Sponsors: Marcia & John Mike Cohen
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Dreams, Part II
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by Kelsey Brugger @kelseybrugger, Keith hamm, tyler hayden @TylerHayden1, and nicK Welsh, with Independent staff
S.B. OrganizatiOn a ‘Hate grOup’?
we doN’t Hate: CAPS leadership say they strive to make life better for all Americans, regardless of race, gender, or religion. Clockwise from top left are CAPS media director Joe Guzzardi, boardmember Judith Smith, boardmember Kenneth Pasternack, executive director Jo Wideman, board president Ben Zuckerman, and boardmember Marilyn Brant
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Californians for Population Stabilization Employed White Nationalists and Neo-Nazi but Deny the Label
anta Barbara anti-immigration organization Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS) was labeled a “hate group” by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) in its annual report on the rise of radical right extremism, under the candidacy and presidency of Donald Trump. According to SPLC senior fellow Mark Potok, the group was listed for the first time because of past statements about race and eugenics made by CAPS founders and former members, as well as its hiring of two white nationalists as senior writers and a closeted neo-Nazi as its director of public affairs in 2016. Headquartered on lower State Street and with thousands of followers across the country, CAPS is a 31-year-old nonprofit that advocates for stricter immigration laws in the name of environmental sustainability and economic equity. According to its 2015 we doN’t Hate: CAPS leadership say they strive to make life better for all Americans, regardless of race, tax filings, the most recent available, CAPS gender, or religion. Clockwise from top left are CAPS media director Joe Guzzardi, boardmember Judith collected $1.2 million in public contributions Smith, boardmember Kenneth Pasternack, Executive Director Jo Wideman, board president Ben Zuckerman, that year. It spent $416,000 on advertising and and boardmember Marilyn Brant Chandler DeYoung. $195,000 on lobbying. CAPS Executive Director Jo Wideman rejected the “hate group” label as a misno- SPLC says its hate index is created using pub- mandate was to ensure “race betterment” by mer perpetuated by an organization pushing lications, websites, citizen and law enforce- preserving the genetics of those “descended an open-borders agenda. “Our organization ment reports, field sources, and news stories. predominantly from white persons who setunequivocally and without exception conIn an article published February 23, SPLC tled in the original thirteen states prior to the demns any form of intolerance,” she said.“Our research analyst Stephen Piggott describes adoption of the Constitution.” opponents want to silence CAPS and millions CAPS cofounder and Malthusian philosoIn 2013, CAPS hired John Vinson as a of Americans that share our views.” The SPLC pher Garrett Hardin as a “white nationalist” senior writing fellow. According to Piggott, and other left-leaning organizations can’t win who laid the foundation for today’s U.S. nativ- Vinson is a founding member of the neothe immigration debate with facts, she said, ist movement. According to Piggott, Hardin Confederate group League of the South, cred“so they resort to divisive name-calling … . It’s stated in a 1997 interview:“My position is that ited with drafting the “Kinism Statement” that an old tactic that Americans now understand this idea of a multiethnic society is a disaster. promotes a white supremacist interpretation and reject.” CAPS, Wideman of the Bible. CAPS currently publishes Vindeclared, is dedicated to creatson’s blog posts on its website, as well as the ing a better quality of life for posts of Frosty Wooldridge, another former all Americans, regardless of CAPS senior writer who frequently blames race, gender, or religion. immigrants for the country’s financial woes. The SPLC report—released He also identifies Muslims as a source of vioFebruary 15, soon after CAPS lence and disruption in communities across media director Joe Guzzardi the globe. “Wherever Muslims immigrate, spoke to The Santa Barthey create havoc in their host countries,” he wrote in a December 2015 article for the bara Independent about his — Jo Wideman, executive director conservative news site NewsWithViews.com, group’s revitalization under Trump—lists 79 hate groups later declaring, “[A]nyone who follows the in California, up from 68 the Qur’an must ultimately convert or kill all year before; 917 exist nationnon-believers.” wide.“All hate groups have beliefs or practices That’s what we’ve got in Central Europe, and CAPS director Wideman, who collects that attack or malign an entire class of people, in Central Africa. A multiethnic society is $106,000 a year in salary, claimed Vinson typically for their immutable characteristics,” insanity. I think we should restrict immigra- and Wooldridge no longer write for CAPS. Of Hardin, Wideman said his environmenthe SPLC states on its website. That includes tion for that reason.” organizations openly critical of minorities, Hardin, who died in 2003, was a profes- tal essays are celebrated for their insight on such as the Golden State Skinheads outside sor of environmental studies at UCSB and a topics ranging from climate change to ocean Sacramento and Jihad Watch in Sherman director on the board of the Federation for acidification. His 1968 article “The Tragedy Oaks, as well as militant separatist groups, American Immigration Reform. Both CAPS of the Commons” about overpopulation and such as the Nation of Islam in Oakland and and the Federation received funding from the resource depletion is “the most cited article the New Black Panther Party in Los Angeles. now defunct Pioneer Fund, whose original ever in the history of science,” she stated. (That
Our opponents want to silence CapS and millions of americans that share our views.
news Briefs law & disorder Anthony Durham, former CHP officer, Lompoc city councilmember, and Lompoc “Man of the Year” in 2008, was sentenced to 45 years to life behind bars for repeatedly molesting two granddaughters over a four-year period. The girls were 5 and 9 years old when Durham, 67, began sexually assaulting them. Durham’s daughter — the mother of the victims — denounced her father as a “monster” during his sentencing. Durham turned himself in to authorities last year shortly after the victims’ parents became aware of the crime. According to prosecutor Stephen Foley, Durham stated he hadn’t really hurt the girls because he hadn’t done anything “that disgusting” to them. Durham also told authorities he’d been sexually molested as a child himself. The southbound Amtrak claimed a pedestrian life on 2/22 at 6:14 p.m. Police investigation and witness accounts related that Jason Thomas Perea, 44, of Citrus Heights, was walking along the 200 block of West Montecito Street, apparently trying to beat the train across the road as it approached the Santa Barbara station. He was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency personnel. The police officers were familiar with him, and he had been living transiently in Santa Barbara.
city Dredging at Santa Barbara Harbor is expected to open up a channel navigable around the clock this weekend, as the Army Corps of Engineers project removes sand that was deposited at the harbor mouth during the three day storm that blew into town on 2/17. Since then, the harbor entrance has been about seven feet deep during zero tide, restricting in-and-out boat traffic to higher tides, which only come twice a day.
coUNty Mental-health advocates expressed cautious optimism Tuesday as the county supervisors approved a contract with a new medical provider in the County Jail. California Forensic Medical Group (CFMG), the state’s largest provider, replaces Corizon Health Inc., which advocates criticized for years. Some remained skeptical CFMG will do much better as the organization has faced scrutiny and lawsuits elsewhere. But the new contract functions as another attempt by Sheriff Bill Brown to ramp up mental-health services for inmates. In the last year, Brown hired a grievance coordinator and convened an oversight committee. The new contract will cost an additional $2 million each year, mostly for staff and salary increases. Bob Geis, the county’s recently retired auditorcontroller, returned to the 4th floor of the County Administration Building to ask for a new job. “You’re probably thinking, what is he doing?” Geis joked. “I’m looking to do something fun.” Geis was unanimously appointed to serve on the seven-member board of the newly formed Isla Vista Community Services District. Given that
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HidiNG iN PlaiN siGHt: Former CAPS director of public affairs Parker Wilson, hired last year, regularly posted pro-nazi messages on Twitter and white supremacist websites under the alias “Mark Bidwell.”
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distinction, according to Nature magazine, actually belongs to a 1951 chemistry paper about a new method of measuring protein in a solution.) “CAPS is not aware of any intolerant rhetoric espoused by Dr. Hardin,” Wideman continued. She also said it’s difficult to believe CAPS’s other founders — including David Brower, the first executive director of the Sierra Club, famed biologist Paul Ehrlich, and birth control pill inventor Carl Djerassi — would condone such views. CAPS-sponsored op-eds regularly appear in the Santa Barbara News-Press and on the website Noozhawk. Wideman, however, expressed deep regret over hiring 26-year-old Parker Wilson last year as her organization’s director of public affairs. Wilson was outed earlier this month as a neo-Nazi with a criminal history in a lengthy exposé by El Tecolote bilingual newspaper out of San Francisco. El Tecolote reporter Alexis Terrazas uncovered a long history of Wilson’s association with white supremacist and alt-right groups. Wilson used aliases to post xenophobic comments on Twitter and the popular white nationalist website Stormfront. He participated in anti-immigrant demonstrations and has more recently voiced support for Trump and his promise of mass deportations. In 2011, Wilson was arrested for punching a man with brass knuckles in a Safeway parking lot in Alameda. A search of his home turned up white pride paraphernalia, firearms, ammunition, and pipe bomb components. He was sentenced to 60 days in jail and placed on probation for three years. Police arrested Wilson 14 months later for violating probation when they found a nightstick in the trunk of his car during a traffic stop. Wideman said CAPS fired Wilson as soon as Terrazas and El Tecolote made the group aware of Wilson’s past affiliations and activities. He’d been employed for six months. Wideman said CAPS “had no idea” of his history.“We use routine due diligence in all of our hiring practices,” she explained, “but our processes obviously need to be dramatically improved.” Wilson’s relationship with CAPS dates back to at least 2012 when he won an iPad during the group’s California Population Awareness Awards that year. He was finishing up his master’s
degree in history at CSU Chico when he left school early to take the job with CAPS. Wideman admitted CAPS has been actively purging Wilson’s name from its website because he “no longer works at CAPS, and so there is no need to list his name.” The organization also recently deleted the identities of those serving on its board of directors and advisory board. The Independent previously reported that the boardmembers living in Santa Barbara are interior designer Judith Smith, investor Kenneth Pasternack, art dealer Keith Mautino Moore, and urban planner Marilyn Brant Chandler DeYoung. A cached version of the CAPS website reveals the advisory boardmembers residing in Santa Barbara are activists Denice Adams, Carolyn Amory, Herbert Barthels, and Karen Peus. The group’s president, Ben Zuckerman, an astronomy professor at UCLA, has sat on the CAPS board for 17 years. He said “love, rather than hate” characterized his fellow boardmembers’ motives. “The ‘love’ that I refer to,” he explained, “relates principally to a healthy environment and to the well-being of poor Americans.” Zuckerman said California is already more densely populated than the continent of Europe and in another 40 years will be more crowded than China. It’s the mission of CAPS to help end this runaway population growth, he said. Wideman concluded her own comments by questioning the credibility of the SPLC, claiming that the FBI no longer uses the Alabama-based organization as a resource to root out extremism. The FBI’s own website, however, lists the SPLC as a current partner alongside the Anti-Defamation League, the Human Rights Campaign, and other civil rights organizations. Wideman also criticized the SPLC for labeling current Housing and Urban Development nominee Ben Carson an extremist back in 2015. “Ben Carson a bad guy?” asked Wideman. “C’mon.” The SPLC wound up issuing a retraction and apologizing to Carson. “The irony here is that CAPS is the group standing up for working-class Americans but being attacked by left-leaning, openborder organizations who want more immigration regardless of the cost to the average American,” said Wideman. “That’s n just not right.”
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bout a year after the Department of Homeland Security forced Bonita Packing Company to terminate nearly 300 undocumented farmworkers, the large produce company is still down around 200 employees. “Losing our people a year ago was not a good thing,” said managing partner Mitch Ardantz.“It’s never a good thing.” The same immigration enforcement action targeted Adam Brothers Family Farm, displacing nearly as many farmworkers who lacked legal status, some of whom had been there for decades. But these individuals did not face deportation; they “just went across the street and got a new job, and presented false identification again,” claimed County Supervisor Peter Adam, who co-owns Adam Brothers with his two younger brothers. Now the future for immigrants across the country is the subject of great speculation as President Donald Trump’s policy plans remain wildly unclear. He expressed openness this week to a legal pathway for undocumented immigrants after vigorously campaigning on the premise of border security and mass deportation. In any case, he has consistently stressed removing unauthorized immigrants from America. In Santa Barbara County, a labor shortage has strapped the agriculture industry for years. So what do growers think would happen here if the estimated 70 percent of laborers — nearly 12,000 — who are undocumented were deported? “As long as [Trump] does it in conjunction with cutting off the welfare state as we know it, it’ll probably be okay,” said Adam, who stuck a Melania Trump bumper sticker on the back of his car. Adam estimated half of the roughly 120,000 Medicaid recipients
in Santa Barbara County could work in the fields if they were kicked off welfare. “We have a lot of people right now who would rather not work,” he said. “California has 12 percent of the world’s population and 34 percent of the nation’s welfare. In a heavily agriculture state, it is just an idiotic burden on the businesses that employ the low-end labor. We can’t all be Google. “What we’ve got here is a completely unsustainable system,” Adam continued. “We have to get this thing squared away. I don’t think he’ll go on a mass deportation spree, [but] maybe he should. … Yes, it causes some pain and some dislocation, but things got too far the other way.” In recent years, Adam Brothers and Bonita Packing Company (aka Bonipak), which merged with Betteravia, have brought in hundreds of foreign guest workers under the federal H-2A program. “It is an expensive and somewhat of a tedious program, but the good news is you have a solid workforce,” manager Ardantz said. Adam said he hated the program, calling it “stupid” and “horrific.” An expanded guest worker program like the original 1940s bracero program is absolutely necessary, said Andy Caldwell, founder of COLAB (Coalition of Labor, Agriculture and Business). Caldwell emphasized Congressmember Salud Carbajal and former lieutenant governor and agriculture secretary contender Abel Maldonado were both sons of men in the bracero program.“It certainly didn’t do much harm to [them],” he said. (Carbajal has spoken out against the program because he thought his father was exploited by it.) “I don’t think it’s a realistic scenario to deport millions of people and not have a guest worker program,” Caldwell added. “Everyone wants to talk about Trump dev-
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welve referrals in nearly 60 days sounds like nothing at all. But for Marina — a single mom with an adult child locked up in one of the County Jail’s isolation cells for crimes committed under the influence of schizophrenia — it’s the answer to six years’ worth of prayers. When Laura’s Law went into effect in Santa Barbara County on January 1, Marina (not her real name) was one of the first to call the Department of Behavioral Wellness. The law — still controversial in many quarters — gives local judges the power to order the most treatment resistant of the seriously mentally ill into outpatient care. By any measure, Marina’s son qualified. In the past six years, he’s been jailed four times for various misdemeanors and placed in psychiatric hospitals eight times. Four times, he was sent to the County’s Psychiatric Health Facility (PHF), better known as “the Puff Unit.” Twice he was dispatched to the Aurora Vista del Mar facility in Ventura County, and two times he was placed in facilities out of state. After graduating from a four-year college and holding down a steady sales job, something happened to Marina’s son. He started hearing voices. He thought he was Jesus. His reality and that of everyone else’s diverged dramatically. And he’s evidenced no interest in taking any of the medications designed to bring his schizophrenia under control. Until Laura’s Law went into effect, the future looked bleak for Marina. Her son made it hard for county mental-health workers to help. He was reclusive, withdrawn, and hard to find. And with massive caseloads, it’s not like they had time to chase him down. All that appears to have changed under Laura’s Law.“They go out to where the person is,” Marina said.“If he’s not there, they find another way to get in touch.”
When Marina first sought help under Laura’s Law, her son was contacted by a caseworker within 24 hours. When he was popped into County Jail three weeks ago, the caseworker visited him there, spending half an hour talking with him. That, to Marina, is amazing enough. Even more, her son signed a release allowing his caseworker to discuss details of his situation with his mother. That, in Marina’s experience, is beyond unheard of. Even though Laura’s Law does not empower judges to force patients to take their medications — or lock them up for refusing — critics have attacked the measure’s coercive aspects while supporters have lauded the transformational benefits of what they call “black robe therapy.” In reality, as was discussed at a public hearing convened by mental-health advocates last week, the vast majority of Laura’s Law cases never go before a judge. In Los Angeles County last year, for example, only three out of nearly 400 cases involved judicial intervention. The real benefit of Laura’s Law, said Lieutenant Eddie Hsueh (pronounced “shway”) of the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office, is that it requires overworked county mental-health workers to take the extra step. “It makes them go and seek these people out,” Hsueh said.“If you’re mentally ill, you probably aren’t going to seek out such help yourself.” What makes this possible, said Hsueh — a 31-year veteran of the department who is spearheading efforts to train every law enforcement officer in the county how to better understand and communicate with the mentally ill —is a much-reduced case load. While a typical mental-health worker involved in the county’s Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) program might have 100 clients, their counterparts working the Laura’s Law beat have no more than 10.
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Their marching orders, explained Pam Fisher — second in command at Behavioral Wellness — is to engage, engage, engage, no less than three times a week. “Even if they refuse treatment, and they’re still willing to talking to us, we can continue to engage,” she explained. This goes on for at least 90 days. After that, Fisher said, legal steps can be initiated that might eventually put someone in front of Judge Colleen Sterne. For that to happen, the individual has to have been hospitalized and jailed within the PoiNt PeoPle: Pam Fisher (right) and Tammy Summers are leading past two years, refused the charge for Laura’s Law for the Department of Behavioral Wellness. treatment, and be deteriorating to such an extent advocates worry Laura’s Law may have a their safety is in question. To date, 12 referrals have been made in terminal dearth of friends in high places. Its Santa Barbara County: nine by law enforce- strongest advocates, Farr and former superment officials — one by Lt. Hsueh — and visor Salud Carbajal, have since moved on. three by family members. Of those, two Farr, whose son has experienced serious agreed to seek treatment. One was Mari- mental-health issues, retired, and Carbajal, na’s son. The rest remain in the process who lost two close family members to suiof engagement. Under the county’s pilot cide by the time he graduated college, has program, there’s room for no more than been elected to Congress. 10 clients at any given time. But once one It’s uncertain how supportive their sucagrees to treatment, that creates a space for cessors — supervisors Joan Hartmann someone else. and Das Williams — will be when this For mental-health advocates, the strug- year’s budget battles commence. While the gle to establish Laura’s Law in Santa Barbara $660,000 that Laura’s Law costs the county has been hard fought and endlessly fraught. may seem like chump change in the conWith a serious budget crisis looming over text of the $100 million spent annually by county government — accompanied by a Behavioral Wellness, every dollar will be up serious shift in the political winds — their for grabs. victory is far from secure. With the bud“Already we’re hearing about money get year half over, Behavioral Wellness is problems,” warned longtime mental-health projecting a $5 million cost overrun. And advocate Ann Eldridge at last week’s Laura’s that doesn’t count the $1 million in cuts the Law meeting.“Keep your eyes open. There’s department is slated to take as a result of going to have to be some lobbying done.” mounting pension problems. In the meantime, Marina’s son remains Given that department head Alice Gleg- locked up in County Jail. He’s waiting for horn strenuously resisted Laura’s Law until space in the Psychiatric Health Facility to former supervisor Doreen Farr forced it open up. Given the intensity of the demand upon her after waging a sneaky legislative and the paucity of bed space — only 16 — he attack — the new program distracted lim- could be waiting a long time. “Have you ited resources from more pressing institu- been in an isolation cell?” Marina asked. tional reforms, Gleghorn argued, and its “My son is not a criminal. It’s crazy.” benefits were overstated — mental-health n
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applied for jobs in the field in more than a decade, countering Trump’s long-stated belief that foreigners steal American jobs. As for his take on the administration’s long-term impacts, Bonipak’s Ardantz declined to “throw [his] hat into the political ring,” saying, “We’re simply trying to run a third-generation family business here. We’re trying to do it within the confines of the law … We need labor to operate our business. You can draw your own conclusions. It’s pretty straightforward.” n
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the district’s accompanying tax measure failed in november — it needed a two-thirds vote of Isla Vista — Geis pledged to find creative financial means. Board meetings start next week.
edUcatioN As Santa Barbara Montessori School declared bankruptcy during the Christmas break, most of its families and all of its teachers banded together on 1/3 to launch an entirely new private school, with a new lease at the same El rancho campus in Goleta. The hastily minted South Coast Montessori retained 52 of the former school’s 55 students, all five teachers, and five staffers, according to Head of School Brian Cogswell. Faculty and staff volunteered for two weeks before new tuition payments and fundraising efforts — including $20,000 from a jog-athon — kicked in. The public is invited to an open house on 3/18.
BUsiNess California’s economy benefits more from immigration than any other state in the country, according to WalletHub, a personal finance website. As science and tech workers, and also job-generators, immigrants placed California at the top of the list, and in the 20th percentile for the most jobs created by a presence of international students and their economic contribution per capita. The next states to most benefit from immigrants were new Jersey and new York.
Goleta The City of Goleta is the latest to receive a notice calling for district elections because of racially polarized voting patterns. Invoking the Voting rights Act, the notice informs that such actions have had a 100 percent win rate in California. one signer of the letter is Lindsay rojas, a friend of the late Jonny Wallis, a Goleta mayor and city councilmember, who lived around the corner and with whom she said she frequently talked about civic issues. Hector Mendez, also an old Town resident, is the other signatory to the packet, which was prepared by the District Elections Committee. Jacqueline Inda, committee spokesperson, said the group grew out of the district election fight in Santa Barbara. With deficits and costs to the city’s general fund inevitable no matter how they sliced it, on 2/21, Goleta’s City Council plunged into the first step to forming a municipal library and separating from management by the City of Santa Barbara library system. A key issue was the “significant operating deficit that has plagued the library systems for years,” said Kathleen Trepa, then-deputy city manager — Trepa departed for a similar job in Concord two days later. Santa Barbara’s library director, Jessica Cadiente, said that Goleta’s reserve would be exhausted by year’s end. The new library could take shape by July 2018.
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he Trump administration hit the ground running in its first 41 days in office by pushing for new laws and executive orders intended to roll back Obama-era environmental regulations, harden immigration policies, and withdraw from trade deals. Alarmed at the direction the White House is taking and lingering questions over Russian interference in the election, state and federal legislators are responding with bill proposals of their own. Here are a few. sB 49 (de leon/stern) — california environmental defense act: SB 49 makes current federal standards for clean air, climate, clean water, worker safety, and endangered species enforceable under state law, even if the federal government weakens those standards. sB 51 (Jackson) — whistleblower and Public data Protection: This bill directs California’s state agencies to preserve scientific information and data from censorship or destruction orders that may come from Washington. SB 51 also gives scientists the ability to speak out without fear of retribution and protects government whistleblowers who report improper or illegal activity. sB 203 (Jackson)— digital citizenship and Media literacy: Given the recent prolif-
eration of “fake news”— and a general lack of civility that pervades online discourse—this bill creates a pathway to incorporate instruction on digital citizenship, Internet safety, and media literacy in California’s public schools. aB 1037 (limón)— dreamers work-study Program: This bill fills financial aid gaps by establishing a state-run, workstudy program for California’s AB 540 students who are ineligible for federal grants. Hr 356 (swalwell, d-ca-15)—Protecting our democracy act: This bill establishes a new commission to examine any attempts by the Russian government or other governments to use electronic means to influence, interfere with, or sow distrust in elections for public office held in the United States in 2016. Hr 804 (Murphy, d-Fl-7) — Protect the National security council From Political interference act of 2017: To insulate the advisory body from undue influence, HR 804 prohibits the president from designating any individual whose primary responsibility is political in nature to serve as a member of the National Security Council.
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mate, it’s hard to know whether I’m a member of the so-called Fourth Estate or the Fifth Column. Either way, I have it on good authority from the current president that I qualify as a card-carrying “enemy of the people.” This came as a surprise because I grew up under the grandiose belief that my first name meant “victory of the people.” I was hoping my newfound enemy status might get me 86’d from this week’s Santa Barbara City Council showdown. Sadly, such was not to be. At issue was a government-sponsored planning initiative that has succeeded beyond anyone’s wildest dreams in prodding private developers to build rental housing. In most places, this might be cause for celebration. But this being Santa Barbara — where there’s no excess like success — it’s cause for alarm. Yes, the meeting did go on (and on) as feared — for about three and a half hours. Yes, some of the public comment veered from hysterical to histrionic. But mostly, the nutrient content was impressively high. More problematic were deliberations between the councilmembers themselves. By the time it got down to action, the council factions had hunkered down to such an extent that if five votes were required to go to the bathroom, the council’s collective trousers would have been soaking wet. At the end of a long night, the most the council could muster was a resolution announcing that someday they might take some action on the rental-housing incentive program that could
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change the current rules of the game.Although italics are added for ridicule, I exaggerate not at all. That’s the good news. Bad news would have been if they had passed something. Part of this stems from the long-festering toxic feng shui between Mayor Helene Schneider and Councilmember Gregg Hart. But most of the technical difficulties I can attribute to the fact that this year’s mayoral race is now officially heating up, and at least three members of the council, Cathy Murillo, Bendy White, and Frank Hotchkiss, have expressed varying degrees of interest; a fourth, Jason Dominguez, is suspected of also harboring ambitions despite protests to the contrary; and a fifth, Randy Rowse, is quietly doing the spade work needed to emerge as the comefrom-nowhere, mushy-middle sleeper candidate capable of navigating a fractured field. That roster does not include former mayor Hal Conklin, who is hoping to wage a political comeback after a 22-year political hibernation. In the interest of full disclosure, I like all the candidates personally, but none pass my Goldilocks “just right” test. My problem with councilmember Hotchkiss — who, by the way, gets to the point faster, clearer, and better than anyone else — is not that he’s too conservative, which he, in fact, is. It’s that Hotchkiss is clearly compromised by Russian interests. In his recently published novel, Playing with Fire, Hotchkiss admits as much, writing about a middle-aged advertising executive who falls hard for a Russian femme fatale barely half
his age. I’m still reading, but steam emanating from the pages is sufficient to accelerate climate change, which Frank may or may not believe in. The really big noise is between councilmembers Murillo and White, who represent feuding factions within the Democratic Party; Mayor Schneider and Councilmember Dominguez align with White while councilmember Hart is solidly in Murillo’s corner. Ostensibly under discussion Tuesday night was the most-effective and worst-named City Hall program known as the Average UnitSize Density (AUD) Incentive Program. The program was hatched three years ago — on a limited, experimental basis — to provide the necessary catnip to induce private developers to build rental housing, which they had steadfastly refused to do for 50 years. Planners hoped the program might generate 250 units over eight years. The package of inducements — greater housing densities allowed, fewer
parking spaces required, and less bureaucratic oversight imposed — has proved to be a methamphetamine-Viagra cocktail for
private developers.Already built or under construction are 150 units, already approved are 203 more, and pending are 430. Not everyone, however, thinks twitchy guys sporting bad teeth, bad skin, and four-hour erections are necessarily all that attractive. It certainly hasn’t helped that the first AUD project ever built — the 89-unit Marc located at State and La Cumbre — boasts $2,900 rents for one-bedroom, 646-square-foot apartments. Even by
Santa Barbara standards, that’s shocking. Nor has it helped that another AUD — located on the 500 block of Garden Street — has been converted to vacation rentals. Or that the developers who got 33 AUD units proposed behind the Arlington Theatre now want to convert 10 to hotel rooms. These are serious problems. They do not qualify, however, as an emergency. The real crisis is lack of affordable housing. What we don’t need right now is an emergency moratorium to shut down the AUD program, as councilmembers Dominguez and White have proposed. Instead, we need to whack that very successful program into shape. If we want more affordable units, adopt new, inclusionary housing-condition laws stipulating that a percentage of all AUD units be rented to people making 80-120 percent average median income, the so-called “missing middle.” Right now, the program targets households earning way more than that — $93,000-$150,000. This seems like a simple solution. Likewise, if it doesn’t make sense to require only one parking space for three-bedroom units, that too can be fixed. It’s not rocket science. Don’t pull the plug. When it comes to plugging a serious loophole that allows AUD projects to convert into vacation rentals, maybe some legal rocket science will be required. City Attorney Ariel Calonne may not be a rocket scientist, but according to comments made Tuesday night, he reportedly is the next best thing, a super-genius. Next time I show up at City Hall, do me a — Nick Welsh favor. Don’t let me in.
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t is doubtful that entitled white America will leap to fill jobs in the agricultural sector once all the pesky brown people are hunted down; farming is too much like real work. To speak glibly of automated harvests as a solution is job destructive and patently impossible. That basket of strawberries is far distant from your table. Anti-immigrant zealots, ICE agents, and the current crop of self-serving scoundrels in Washington should all serve their country by first laboring in the lettuce fields of Salinas. It would provide a much-needed dose of humility and compassion. — Sean Hutchinson, S.B.
he comments that followed “A Day Without Immigrants” [independent.com/daywithout] raised an obvious question that I’d like to ask those heaping scorn on illegal immigrants. Would it not be easier (and way cheaper than a wall) to go after legal citizens who hire illegal workers in the first place? If we didn’t offer jobs to undocumented workers, would they bother making the trip? Oh, but that would probably mean we’d all have to pay more for food, car washes, hotels, construction, gardening — need I go on? If voting citizens were inconvenienced enough, perhaps then they’d bring pressure on politicians to sit down and make sensible immigration laws. The “blame” over this issue is on everyone, not just people who come here to try to earn an honest living (which, regardless of what some would like us to believe, is the majority of the undocumented). — Norah McMeeking, S.B.
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n a short online video, students argued against allowing conservative commentator Ben Shapiro to appear at UCSB. He “makes them uncomfortable to the point where they are not able to focus on their schoolwork because they are busy mobilizing.” Notwithstanding, Ben Shapiro spoke at packed-to-therafters Campbell Hall.
A wiry young man, articulate, down-to-Earth, erudite, and, yes, controversial, Ben Shapiro talked fast. Afterward, about 30 people formed an orderly line for Q&A. Civil discussion ensued. Nothing bad happened! People came, the guest spoke, the audience listened and asked questions. Democracy at its best! This is exactly what immigrants, like myself, valuing democracy and freedom of speech, love this country for. As for the substance of what Ben Shapiro had to say, to paraphrase his own advice: Go to the source, and make up your own mind. The bottom line — we can get along! We can communicate! We can survive the difference of opinions! Personally, I got upset when Ben Shapiro called the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) a leftist organization. There is nothing “leftist” about fighting anti-Semitism and combating hate everywhere. Nor is there anything “leftist” about protecting free speech, including Shapiro’s, as ADL does. I can take it, though. The worst we can do is to stop listening to one another and deprive each other of the right to speak our minds.
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together. She is preceded in death by her husband Don, and daughter, Danielle Marie. She is survived by her children, Michele Plumridge (Adam), Peter (Christen), Kipp (Susie Gosnell), her grandson Alexander Harmer, sister, Yvonne Meyer, and Leo Robidoux. The family wishes to thank our dearest Sey Kinsell for his lifetime of support, Leo Robidoux for his unfailing love and care, and the Santa Barbara Visiting Nurses. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Visiting Nurses.
Robin Selby Gauss 02/28/47-02/17/17 Celebration of Life for our dear friend Alyssa Reginato Saturday, March 11 Please arrive by 2:30 at Elings Park, the Singleton Pavilion. Bring a blanket or folding chair, and any photos that the family may keep.
ing and Paragliding Association, and was honored to be elected Captain of the Santa Barbara Sherriff Aerosquadron in January, 2017. Robin leaves behind his sons and their families, the love of his life, Nancy Callahan, and his dog, Bandit. He was a talented, honorable, and humble man that loved the Lord. He impacted the lives of many at home and abroad. A memorial service is planned for 1 p.m., Saturday, May 4th at Calvary Chapel Santa Barbara. There will be a celebration of his life following. A group Facebook Page has been created for Robin S. Gauss. Please post photos, stories and share his “Robinisms”! In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Terra Marine or Wilde Education Service.
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Andrée Marie Harmer
Andrée Marie Harmer died peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, February 21. She was born in San Francisco to John Cunningham and Suzanne Gamache Cunningham, a French war bride. She excelled in scholastics at St. Agnes and had a wonderful childhood in the City with her three siblings. At the start of the Second World War she became involved with the booking of transport for the troops and, in later life, enjoyed her role as a travel agent extraordinaire at Elmes Travel, working with her old friend from San Francisco, Marge Elmes. At the end of the War, she met her future husband, Don Harmer, a Santa Barbara boy, who was managing the Santa Barbara Airport, when she flew down to visit some friends. That was it! Don and Andrée went on to have four children and enjoyed a beautiful life in Santa Barbara. They built a Cliff May redwood house in Mission Canyon that they soon outgrew with their growing family. They moved to Montecito where they lived in the same house for over fifty years. She and Don travelled extensively, everything from camping in Baja California... reluctant as she was but, as ever, a good sport...to bareboat chartering in the Virgin Islands, to just about every exotic country, and anywhere an airplane or ship would take them. Andrée had a flair for cooking and entertaining, and made sure she and her family were always fed well, dressed well, and her home stylish and comfortable. She was a fabulous seamstress and made many a party dress for herself and her daughters, making a point to always have them perfectly turned out. She and Don had a full and happy life and many dear friends. Miramar Beach was a very special place for the family over the years, the epicenter of fun and family life. Don died in 1994. Some years later, Andrée married Leo Robidoux. They enjoyed many travels and good times 18
Robin was born in Moscow, Idaho. When Robin was 4 years old, his father was killed in a logging accident. His mother, Leah, packed the family up and drove west. After driving up and down the entire coast of California, she chose Santa Barbara as their home. She knew a few ladies here from her professional dancing days and they helped the young family get settled. Robin attended Hope Elementary, La Colina Junior High and San Marcos High School – graduating in the class of 1964. He attended Cal Poly for a short time but the surf beckoned. He was then drafted into the US Army and proudly served his country in Korea. When he returned he was admitted to the first class of the Marine Technology Program at Santa Barbara City College, graduating in 1970. He completed his education at Florida Atlantic University and received his degree in Ocean Engineering. In 1995 he earned his PE in Mechanical Engineering. He spent his entire career in the dive and maritime industry as a diver and ocean engineer, a submariner – operating small research subs, and doing whatever was needed of him on underwater projects around the world. (Polar Artic Research, MARTEC, Underwater Technology Services, Oceaneering, Western Space and Marine, Maripro, L-3 Communications, Sound and Sea Technologies) In 1975 Robin bought a piece of property one mile up a dirt road in the foothills of Santa Barbara. He called it La Cumbre Canyon Ranch. He made it his home and a place where everyone was welcome! Robin has two incredible sons, Aaron Valdis Gauss and Skylar Luke Gauss. Robin was very proud of his boys as they went to college and each embarked on their life journeys. Aaron Valdis made his home in Taiwan and Skylar Luke in Pasadena. He loved their wives, Na and Megan, and was very proud to be a “Grandpa Lobo” to Arron’s children, Polaris and Aurora, and “Grandpa Robin” to Skylar’s children, Amelia Rose and Luke Manning. Robin loved diving, flying airplanes, surfing, target shooting, and after a hard day’s work- a nice cold Budweiser! He volunteered for a number of local organizations, including SBCC Marine Technology Advisory Council, Aeromedicos, Terra Marine, Santa Cruz Island Foundation, Old Spanish Days, Santa Barbara Hanglid-
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The youngest of three children, Steve was born on April 12, 1944 in the Bronx, New York, to Fred and Lilly Metsch. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Sharon Metsch, his brother Burton Metsch and sister Sheila Pereira. Steve spent most of his childhood in the Bronx and attended the Bronx High School of Science and CCNY. During the height of the Vietnam War, Steve received his architectural degree. Instead of enlisting, he chose to join the Peace Corps and was appointed the official architect of the country of Belize. After serving in the Peace Corps, Steve returned to New York City where he became an established architect until he moved to Santa Barbara in 1973. Steve distinguished himself in the Santa Barbara architectural community, beginning with his 34 year partnership at the firm, then known as Grant Pedersen Phillips Architects. He started as an office assistant and was elevated to partner in short order, at which time the firm became known as Phillips, Metsch, Sweeney and Moore, (PMSM). He retired as a senior principal in the firm in 2007. During his career, Steve contributed to major architectural projects in Santa Barbara and around the state of California. His expertise was in all aspects of construction. There wasn’t a code that he couldn’t quote. He directed numerous projects for PMSM, notably the drive through Santa Barbara Savings Bank on Anacapa Street (now Union Bank), and the renovation of Saint Francis Hospital (now the site of Cottage Hospital's employee housing). He also worked on several school and university projects at UCSB as well as SBCC. One of his personally most rewarding projects was planning and supervising many renovations at Mission Terrace. He also laid much of the groundwork for the construction of Hann Hall at the Music Academy of the West. Before his retirement he freely offered his expertise to the budding non-profit Animal Shelter Assistance Program (ASAP) by designing and overseeing the buildout of their present cat shelter which is located on the grounds of County Ani-
mal Services in Goleta. Steve considered his most challenging and rewarding project to have served as the Architect of Record for the muchacclaimed renovation of the Granada Theatre, Santa Barbara's premier performing arts venue. After his retirement from PMSM, Steve served on the board of Santa Barbara's professional theater company, Ensemble Theatre. In that role, he was instrumental in the design and development of Ensemble's new home, the renovated New Vic Theater in downtown Santa Barbara. Always involved in Santa Barbara's professional and community life, Steve served stints as president of the Santa Barbara Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), as member of the County of Santa Barbara Architectural Review Board, and as a member of other civic and environmental organizations. In retirement Steve enjoyed woodworking in his home shop, where he planned and carried out various renovations and enhancements to his and Sharon's home. After a two-year battle with multiple myeloma, Steve quickly passed away during a sudden relapse. In lieu of flowers please make a donation in Steve's name to any local nonprofit working toward the protection of our fragile and challenged environment. A Celebration of Life will take place on Sunday March 26, 2017. Friends of Steve interested in attending should contact Sharon Metsch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Shirley Mae Kramer, a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. Shirley was born in Ventura, CA and moved to Santa Barbara as a young girl. She was the youngest of three daughters born to George W. Betts and Violet M. Merrikin. Shirley attended Harding Elementary, La Cumbre Junior High, and Santa Barbara High School where she was a Varsity Cheerleader. In 1952, she married her high school sweetheart Robert W. Kramer. Together they raised three children: Doug, Cathy, and Don. Bob and Shirley were married for 35 years until the passing of Bob in April of 1987. Bob and Shirley were an amazing couple truly devoted and loving to each other throughout their marriage. Shirley loved children! She was a beloved and dedicated instructional aide and playground supervisor at La Patera Elementary School in the Goleta Union School District for over 40 years. Shirley worked at La Patera until the age of 80! One of Shirley’s favorite things to look forward to each year was the family trip to Lake Tahoe, CA and staying at the Lazy S Lodge. She always cried when she left Tahoe each year. Shirley is survived by her loving sister and friend, Joyce Mooberry who was always there to support her and share a laugh throughout her life. Her children:
Doug Kramer of Oceanside, CA; Cathy Stansbury of Bakersfield, CA; and Don Kramer of Santa Barbara. Her six grandchildren: Kyle Kramer, Holly Kramer, Stacy Stansbury, Stephanie Stansbury, Grant Kramer, and Christine Kramer. Shirley also had one great granddaughter, Jayden Wilson Kramer. A private family celebration of her life and memorial is being planned. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care of Santa Barbara.
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Elizabeth Caldwell Hastings MD (Betsy), an early female in medicine, passed away the 18th of February, 2017 at age 100 surrounded by friends at Vista del Monte, Santa Barbara. Her strong stable sense of self allowed her to offer unconditional love and support to her family and to allow others to feel special and worthy of her time and attention. A woman of grace and wisdom, she was born Jan 4, 1917 in Spencer, NY to the Reverend Albert Oscar Caldwell and wife Minnie Grace. Betsy spent her early years in Waverly, NY; graduated high school from Abbot in MA; Mt. Holyoke College in 1938; and obtained her Doctor of Medicine degree at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1943, as one of the few women to attend medical school in that era. At Columbia she met her future husband, Dr. T. Newlin Hastings, to whom she was married by her father in his Titusville Presbyterian Church Jan 4, 1944. During WWII, while separated from Newlin by his deployment as a Field Surgeon in 8th Armored Division in Europe, she worked tirelessly at Bellevue Hospital in New York, one day racing up the Empire State Building to triage patients injured when a B-25 bomber accidentally crashed into the building. While Newlin practiced as a General Surgeon at USC/Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles Betsy dedicated herself to full time practice as a Pediatric physician working in LA County clinics, overseeing the Los Angeles Red Cross blood bank and raising 4 children as a model mother, chef, seamstress, and knitter. No matter what the challenge she would take it on, including river trips, horse trips into the High Sierra Nevada and sharing times with family and friends at the Yosemite Mountain Ranch. With retirement she and Newlin moved from San Marino to Montecito, CA in 1988. She was a voracious reader with interests in other cultures that led to extensive travels with Newlin around the world until he passed away in 2008. Her confident attitude kept her living independently and actively engaged in the lives of her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and active in the Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society. Above all she is loved and revered for non-judgmental support and encouragement of others to live their lives according to their own hearts and drives. Betsy is survived by her 4 children
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from Washington State, where legalized marijuana racked up more than $183 million in taxes and about a billion in sales so far this fiscal year, which started last July. Meanwhile, California is just embarking on its own legal-pot adventure, with millions in weed profits and taxes looming — except that President Trump has decided to crack down on weed. Why? With 28 states and D.C. having okayed pot in some form and several more in the process, and 60 percent of Americans in favor of legalizing marijuana, why start busting something that’s so popular? Support for Obamacare is at an all-time high, but Trump wants to kill it. What’s going on here? A president who lost the election by three million votes (saved only by the weird Electoral College) seems to be doing all he can to make himself even more unpopular. True, possessing, selling, or—God forbid— smoking marijuana is illegal under federal law. But the Obama administration made enforcement a low priority. Just what Trump’s band of zealots has in store for states that have legalized pot isn’t clear, but in Washington State, at least, it’s going to take quite a wrecking crew and thousands of pot cops to wipe it out.
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Sales total about $1 billion so far this fiscal year. All this, I was told, is what California can expect — and more so — depending on how hard the White House cracks down. BIZARRE POLITICS: President
As I drove around the Seattle area, I spotted huge billboards advertising where one could buy weed. Countless pot shops dot the strip malls. There’s no secret here, folks. I toured one of them, just for journalistic purposes. I didn’t buy a thing. Inside, the large sales room was as quiet as an ice cream parlor. Quieter, even. A few people dropped in while I was there. No consumption of the product was allowed inside. Everything was neatly packaged. I could have bought a cannabis-infused cookie for $5. Bags of packaged pot hung on the wall. You aren’t allowed to plant your own pot, but that could change. Marijuana is not only big business here but also industrialized, with heavy investments. Large, innocuous-appearing structures hide vast arrays of pot plants in temperature-controlled environments.
Trump has only been in office just over a month, and people are wondering how long he’ll last. You can get 2-1 odds in Las Vegas that he won’t finish his full term. The “I” for impeachment word is being raised more and more often. Last week, the city council of the Bay Area’s Richmond called for Trump’s ousting due to his business-related conflicts. Shrinks are debating whether he’s mentally ill and if so, to what extent. Under the 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, a president can be removed from office in case of “inability” to discharge the powers and duties of office. Then the vice president becomes president. But that requires a two-thirds majority of the Senate and the House of Representatives, and at this point at least, that’s not about to happen. Both have Republican majorities and show no signs of throwing Trump under the presidential bus. The road to impeachment is just as rocky and unlikely, at least for now.
The 25th Amendment came up after President Ronald Reagan revealed his Alzheimer’s diagnosis in 1994, but no action was taken. True, Trump has great trouble separating fact from fiction, which you normally would rather not see in a president with no end of power. He may be a bit loony, but he’s our loony, say GOP leaders. He’s okay as long as he’s helping kill Obamacare, helping the rich get richer, giving the Pentagon all it wants, and stripping Wall Street and the banks of all the safeguards put in place after the recent financial meltdown. But if Trump ever drastically veers from the GOP line or starts climbing trees in D.C. naked, Vice President Mike Pence should give a careful reading to the 25th. IRISH INVADE: Paddy Moloney and The
Chieftains took the Granada by storm last Tuesday, February 21, filling the stage with Irish step dancers, a pipe band in kilts, a blonde sax player, a UCSB choir, a harpist, singers, kids, a bluegrass guitarist/singer, The Chieftain’s regular singer and thumper on the bodhran Irish drum, and too many others to count. And, of course, tin whistle virtuoso Moloney, who founded The Chieftains in 1962. It was a grand night, thanks to UCSB Arts & Lectures. —Barney Brantingham
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(Anne & Kim Perkins of Montecito CA, Hill & Bettie Hastings of Telluride CO, Kathy & Mike Bradford of Zephyr Cove NV, Newlin & Liz Hastings of Paso Robles; 9 grandchildren Dr. Kacey & William PerkinsTift, Elliott Perkins & Steve Bishoff, Sarah Perkins & Jesse Royer, Peiper & John Kirkendoll, Dr. Laurel Hastings, Betsy Bradford & John Peretti, Kay Bradford & Rob Collier, Shannon Hastings & Josh Higa, Jamie & Caty Hastings & 6 great grandchildren: Elliott, Cole, & Hastings PerkinsTift; Dirk Kirkendoll; and Charlie Perkins & Blaize Royer. Betsy, still engaged, celebrated her 100th birthday at Vista del Monte on Jan 5 and at the Little Town Club in Santa Barbara Jan 6 with 59 friends and family. Donations in her memory can be made to the Thacher School Scholarship fund & Direct Relief.
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Kristin, 52, was born in Santa Barbara on February 17, 1964 with an endearing smile and a loving soul. She charmed everyone she met and often told long stories. The best times of her life were spent camping, boating, and enjoying friends on the beach. Best known as the creator of Hot Spots Espresso Bar and Visitor center on lower THE INDEPENDENT
Feel free to wear colorful attire, as Mom certainly would. The family would like to thank Dr. Greenwald from the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara for his wonderful care of Mom, as well as Janet Murphy from the Santa Barbara Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to either of these wonderful services.
Meiying Yue survived the tumult of civil war in China and drew on her wellspring of courage when she and her family were persecuted as entrepreneurs. She immigrated to the US in late 1980, and became a proud naturalized American citizen ten years later. Meiying was active in the community, volunteering for the Santa Barbara Chinese American Association, and a friend to all at her Adult Ed ESL Program and Japanese embroidery classmates at the SBCC Wake Campus. She brought her friendly and energetic spirit with her to Garden Court where she thrived as a resident, assisted in neighborhood beautification efforts, and created arts and crafts donated to local hospitals. Meiying is preceded in death by her husband, Jiguang Zhang, and is survived by her five children with their spouse, and five grandchildren. A memorial service was held at Garden Court. Donations can be sent to Garden Court on De La Vina, Santa Barbara in her name.
State and Mad Dogs downtown. Her attention to detail was unmatched. She inspired employees to be their best and could be loving and tough at the same time. On Saturday February 4th, 2017 she lost her year long battle with cancer. Her loving family was by her side as she returned peacefully to God. Her light will always shine bright with the people she touched. Kristin is survived by her husband Eric, sons Trenton and Spencer, and her new grandsons Luke and Aidan. The Libera and Hamor Families would like to personally thank all of the medical staff at Cottage Hospital Cancer Center, The Visiting Nurse Association, Hospice of Santa Barbara, and most of all our friends and family for their love, support, and kind treatment of our beloved angel Kristin. (She will be missed.)
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Dondra, a devoted mom, grandma, great-grandma, sister & friend, died peacefully at home on February 12th after a long, hard fought battle with cancer. She is survived by her children Crashena Vanhecke (Vincent), Monica Lopez, Rico Lopez (Tahra), Melina Lopez, Dara Mitchum (David), grandchildren Uriah Stowe (Eveline), Javier Lopez (Candice), Acacia Stowe, Tre & Alex Alvarado, Sonny Mitchum, Melissa Mitchum (Seth), greatgrandchildren Gabriel Lopez and Vinny & Bella Rosales, sister Julie Bowden and numerous nephews & nieces. Dondra was predeceased by her dad, mom (February 4, 2017), brother Bill and husband Sy Lankin. Dondra was born on March 12th, 1942, in San Luis Obispo to CB & Jewel Bowden. She grew up mostly in Shell Beach, with some time spent in San Luis Obispo and Florida before settling in Santa Barbara. Once in Santa Barbara she met and married Richard Lopez and together they raised their 5 kids. She was fortunate to be able to stay home with her kids and be a loving homemaker while being the PTA President and working as a noon duty aide while her kids were young. After these years, her relationship with Richard ended and she then met and married Sy Lankin. For many years, Dondra was a proud member of the First Baptist Church of Santa Barbara, the Old Spanish Days Fiesta organization, the Elks Lodge #613 & the Spirit of ’76 group, to just name a few. She volunteered wherever she could, be it ushering a play, serving wine at a festival, guiding a parade or helping at her favorite auctions. In addition, she traveled and danced her way throughout the world! Wherever she visited, Dondra found a dance or two! Dondra will forever be remembered for her wild, fun, outgoing personality and bright, colorful clothing! Her motto was “The brighter, the better!” In her words, she was “A doer” and indeed she was! We will be remembering Mom at a Celebration of Life luncheon on Saturday, March 18th at 11am, at Mulligans Café in Santa Barbara (3500 McCaw Avenue).
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Her many grandchildren (she had 16!) called her “Omah”. To friends and family near and far she was “Leinie”, short for Elselein (German for Little Else). With her three daughters, Vicko, Sophie and Phoebe at her side, “Leinie” Else Schilling Bard died at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital on February 12th 2017 at 2:08 in the morning. She was 88 years old. Leinie was a photographer, writer, poet, artist, intrepid world explorer, humanitarian, philanthropist and contemplative spiritual seeker who created connections with people and the natural world wherever she happened to find herself. As a young woman, she developed what would become a lifelong interest in all forms of art, religion, philosophy, psychology, archeology and mythology. Her 45 years photographing indigenous peoples and capturing the indomitable spirit of humanity took her to more than 65 countries - from the Oayana Indians in the rain forests of Surinam to the nomadic peoples of Inner Mongolia; from weavers in the remote mountains of Guatemala, to the Asmat and Dani tribes of Borneo and Irian Jaya, and just about everywhere in between. Leinie was born in San Francisco on January 9th 1929, the daughter of Walter and Mildred Schilling, and the granddaughter of German-born August Schilling, co-founder of A. Schilling & Company. She graduated from Stanford University in 1950 with a degree in Philosophy and pursued a nursing degree, also from Stanford, which she completed in 1952. Leinie then moved to Europe where she volunteered as both a surgical and a pediatric nurse while studying at the University of Innsbruck and the Carl Jung Institute in Zurich. In 1953 she returned to San Francisco and married fellow Stanford grad and plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Gunther Peter Nagel. Shortly thereafter they moved to Saint Louis and then settled in Santa Barbara. They had four children -- Peter Christian, Else Victoria, Sophia Augusta and Phoebe Alexandra. During their 13 years together (they divorced in 1966), Leinie accompanied her husband as a volunteer nurse, teacher and photographer on several surgical trips to Hong Kong and Ho Chi Minh City (then Saigon), India, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Leinie remarried retired educator Arthur Mullin in 1983. The two continued a life of travel and philanthropy. It was during her second marriage (Arthur died in 1996) that Leinie began to collect worldly artifacts, which she combined to
form uniquely beautiful pieces of jewelry based on universal archetypal patterns. Like her photographs, her jewelry assemblages sought to capture her deep belief in the unity of diversity, in the shared humanity that underlies racial, cultural and ideological differences, and in the interconnectedness of all things. Leinie met Archie Bard, her third husband, artist, soul mate, and kindred spirit in 1998. During their 10 wonderful years together, Leinie’s creative process accelerated producing some of her most remarkable jewelry pieces. She and Archie shared a love of music, particularly jazz, and they enjoyed being part of a thriving local jazz community. When her beloved Archie died in 2009, Leinie moved from her Montecito home of 40 years to the Valle Verde retirement community where her curiosity and love of learning remained vibrant. She took up oil painting and attended drumming classes, and continued her weekly computer lessons. A close friend described her disposition as one of plucky indomitability. She will be remembered for that, of course, as well as for many other things: her tremendous generosity towards her children, friends and community, her sense of humor, her sincerity and kindness towards others and her beautiful, radiant smile. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to one of the organizations that Leinie actively supported: The Santa Barbara Natural History Museum, Conservation International Foundation, the Community Arts Music Association, the Walter A. Capps Center, or Planned Parenthood. A memorial celebration will be held on Sunday, April 23rd 2017 from 2-5PM at the Santa Barbara Natural History Museum, 2559 Puesta Del Sol, Santa Barbara, CA 93105.
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cancer. But are comforted that he is at a place of rest where the presence of Christ his Savior and the holy ones gone before him are surrounding him. We are blessed to have him with us in spirit. Both Kevin and his wife Angel have taught us much on this sacred journey: How to stand in a time that demands long suffering, how to hope and find comfort in God, friends and family, how to be grateful recipients of prayers and blessings from others, how to have faith that all things can work for good. Finally, how to love each other...no matter what. In lieu of flowers, please donate to St Athanasius Orthodox Church Benevolence Fund.
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Banou Zolfaghari was born September 24, 1921 in Tehran, Iran. Surrounded by her devoted children and niece Bibigol, she passed away peacefully on February 21, 2017 in Santa Barbara California, her longtime home since emigrating from Iran in 1986. Banou loved spending time with family and friends and adored music and dancing. She was the life of any party. Her kindness, laughter, sparkling eyes, and joyful spirit charmed us all. She will be remembered affectionately as the heart of her large, loving family, including son, Kamran (Tricia), daughters Lila (Tom) and Ladan, granddaughters Roya and Yasmin, and her siblings, nieces, nephews, and in-laws. Her beloved husband, Allah Gholi Amirsoleymani, passed away in 2003. A celebration of Banou's life will be held on March 11th from 3 to 6 pm at the Encino Royale clubhouse at 250 Moreton Bay Lane in Goleta. The family thanks everyone for their generous love and support.
Steven John Andrach 01/16/66-02/04/17 Kevin Wesley Speier was born in Santa Barbara on April 26, 1983 and departed this life on February 15, 2017. He attended Isla Vista School, Ellwood Elementary, Goleta Valley Junior High, and Dos Pueblos High School and received his Bachelors degree from Cal Poly San Luis in Bio Medical Sciences. Kevin was active in sports at Goleta Boys and Girls club and Dos Pueblos little league. He played both baseball and football at Dos Pueblos High School. He owned a water business in town and completed the Nursing Program at SBCC. He married Angelina Mamey on Sept. 19, 2009 and have two children together, Jase Daniel (4) and Alina Grace (2). Kevin's family all lives here in the Santa Barbara area. Along with his wife and children, Kevin is survived by his grandmother Marceen, parents Fr. Nicholas and Jan, his brothers Scott (wife Terri), Craig (wife Jenny) and his sister Christie (husband Chris Robinson) and his 13 nieces and nephews. We are sad that we have to see our beloved Kevin pass from this life after a year and a half courageous fight against
Andrach, Steven John, 51 years, Has gone home to be United With the lord, February 4th 2017. His Mother, Josie Valdez, Survives him, (Robert Valdez), Father, Peter Andrach, II His Daughter, Alexis Andrach, (Portland, Oregon), Brother Peter Andrach, III. And many loving family Members and friends. Memorial Services was held at Presidio Spring Community Center, 721 Laguna St. Santa Barbara, Ca. On February 17, 2017 6:00pm. Parking on street.
success in the 21st century
by Paula Perotte
he focus on the new U.S. president may tend to divert us from challenges facing local governments. Cities and counties nationwide are grappling with similar social and economic issues such as jobs, crime, environmental protection, and affordable, work-force housing. But our nation has always faced and risen to such challenges, often with remarkable success. Just think back 100 years to 1917 and to the enormous challenges our leaders faced —the war in Europe, widespread poverty, diseases such as polio, women still having to demand the right to vote, and minorities still denied equal rights. Workers sought an eight-hour day and safe work conditions while our nation faced a challenging transition from horses to cars, handwork to assembly lines. With leadership and widespread participation, our nation exceeded any realistic goals it might have set for itself at the dawn of the 20th century. We electrified our cities, created transportation systems that took us first to all 50 states and eventually to the moon. We conquered major diseases, reduced elder poverty through a Social Security system, and we split the atom. We integrated our armed forces and made major strides toward social and economic opportunity. We did all this and more, despite the tolls of the great flu epidemic, a nationwide depression, two World Wars, and the Korea and Vietnam actions. And before the end of the 20th century, we replaced adding machines with computers and welcomed the Internet and smartphones, ushering in an entirely new social and economic dimension. As we now strive to truly position our community for success in this 21st century, I believe we must focus on improving our economic environment. Doing so will not only provide opportunities for our children to stay in our communities, but it will also increase our tax base so we can provide services we all need — updated infrastructure, public safety, libraries, parks, social services, and affordable, reliable, and sustainable supplies of clean water and energy. For Goleta, I believe we need to focus on four key drivers to boost Goleta’s economic expansion and vitality: We must manage traffic and parking and good roads so people want to come and shop here. But we must also promote transportation alternatives and work harder on public transit, biking accessibility, and pedestrian safety, as well as flex hours and telecommuting. We must protect our natural beauty and environment, such as our views, the butterfly preserve, local beaches, and Ellwood Mesa, and to continue to attract visitors, fill the new hotel rooms and restaurants, and, most importantly, preserve the character of Goleta’s neighborhoods.
We must ensure public safety with sufficient police and fire, but also with dependable, safe, and affordable supplies of clean water and energy. We must continue to work on housing affordability, once we evaluate the effects of the thousands of new units currently being built in Goleta and at UCSB. How do we meet tHese cHallenges?
First, we must get more residents participating in local affairs. This challenge is illustrated by the story of the political science professor addressing one of his less motivated students. So he asked him, “What do you think is the biggest challenge facing this country: ignorance or apathy?” The student casually responded,“I don’t know, and I don’t care.” Yes, at the very time that we need the involvement of everyone in addressing our city’s challenges, too often few residents are found at public city meetings where important matters are being discussed. Our city must reach out to the Chamber of Commerce, UCSB, and to other Goleta groups and regional nonprofits in gatherings large and small, formal and informal. And we must encourage more people to apply for our many commissions where so much of the city’s work gets done. We also need both experienced and innovative leadership. Councilmembers Michael Bennett, Roger Aceves, and I have a combined total of 26 years of experience on our City Council. And we each bring with us many years of public service experience— Michael with County Fire, Roger with Santa Barbara City Police and County Sheriff, and me with PTA and the Community Action Commission. Our two new councilmembers are invaluable additions. Stuart Kasdin has a PhD in political science and has worked in Washington at the Office of Management and Budget. Kyle Richards has served on Goleta’s Parks & Recreation Commission, was president of his homeowners association, and has been active with the Bicycle Coalition. Both have ties to UCSB as alumni, and Kyle works there as a policy analyst. They bring a wealth of experience in government, new ideas, and, candidly, youthfulness with all its accompanying optimism and energy. We five are united by the bright prospect of what we can achieve when we work together. Now, still at just the dawn of the 21st century, let’s draw our inspiration from accomplishments of those who came before us. Let’s resolve to be similarly bold and ambitious. Let’s work together to lay the foundation for another quantum leap in this 21st century. And let’s prove that when good leadership is matched with community-wide participation, our reach can indeed exceed our grasp for a better and brighter future for all our communities. Paula Perotte is the mayor for the City of Goleta.
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The Wonder Woman of Feminism Flies into Town
he loved the superhero’s truth-coaxing lasso. She slapped the comic-book character on the cover of the first issue of her feminist digest, Ms. magazine. And to this day, she buys her bracelets in pairs as a nod to the Amazon princess’s bulletdeflecting bangles. Gloria Steinem grew up idolizing Wonder Woman. The rest of us grew up idolizing Gloria Steinem. From her early days as a brazen journalist exposing the Playboy Club’s sexist policies while working as an undercover bunny to her “no more asking daddy” speech before a sea of pink pussy hats at the Women’s March on Washington in January, Steinem, who’s now 82 years old, has been the enduring icon of the feminist movement. Courageous and compassionate, tireless and unifying, stylish and funny, she is the original Nasty Woman — the one who taught us all, nevertheless, to persist. A Smith College grad, Steinem wrote for Esquire and Cosmopolitan in the early ’60s, but it was her 1969 article “After Black Power, Women’s Liberation” that launched her to fame as a feminist leader and activist. She campaigned for the Equal Rights Amendment, cofounded the National Women’s Political Caucus, and has spoken out or written against female genital mutilation and pornography, and in favor of same-sex marriage by and reproductive freedom. StarShine She has been arrested for protesting apartheid in South Africa roShell and received this country’s Presidential Medal of Freedom. And in the pouty face of a new commander in chief who brags about grabbing women and vows to defund Planned Parenthood — and a Senate that silenced Elizabeth Warren mid-speech (“It was outrageous to interrupt her,” Steinem says) — our fight is far from over. “At first, feminists were assumed to be only discontented suburban housewives,” she writes in her latest book, My Life on the Road. “Then a small bunch of women’s libbers, bra-burners and radicals. Then women on welfare. Then briefcase-carrying imitations of male executives. Then unfulfilled women who forgot to have children. Then women voters responsible for a gender gap that really could decide elections. “That last was too dangerous, so suddenly we were told we were in a post-feminist age so we would relax. Stop. Quit.” That doesn’t look like it’s going to happen anytime soon, as evidenced by a conversation I had with feminism’s own Wonder Woman last month. Hindsight is 20/20, but if you’re being completely honest … were you as shocked as the rest of us on November 9? It may be illogical to say so, but I was less surprised that Hillary Clinton lost than that [Trump] won. He seemed and continues to seem so divorced from fact and rationality and empathetic behavior that I was shocked. In your new book, you say if you’d been listening to nothing but the media all these years rather than seeing the nation with your own eyes, you’d be a much more discouraged person. Has travel helped you make sense of this election? Yes. First of all, the media tends to only consider conflict news, sometimes in the extreme.“If it bleeds, it leads.” Secondly, it tends to see stories as having two sides when, in fact, they may have three or 12 sides. And finally, the media doesn’t reflect the population very well. There are very few general publications or outlets of any kind that look like the country. How do we grapple with the 53 percent of white women who voted for Trump? I was surprised by that — but maybe not as surprised as some other people because, remember, it was not poor Chinese women who had their feet bound; it was rich Chinese women. If you’re a woman who is economically dependent, and you’re pretty sure that you’re one man away from welfare, you’re more likely to vote for your husband’s interests and maybe not even see your own. Well-to-do women get better medical care and food and clothing — but we’re more likely to have our minds restricted. There’s a whole generation of girls who don’t know much about the women’s movement — the first one! — and some who don’t know who Gloria Steinem is. The point is not that they know who I am. The point is that they know who they are.
Gloria Steinem will speak to a sold-out crowd at the Arlington Theatre (1317 State St.) on Thursday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m., but fans can buy tickets ($5-$10) to watch the event simulcast live at UCSB Campbell Hall on artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu. See independent.com/gloria.
It wasn’t long ago that celebrities such as Katy Perry and Lady Gaga were telling fan magazines they didn’t consider themselves feminists. Was there any part of you that thought maybe that’s a good thing because it means your generation’s work was a success and … these young women can take their rights for granted? No, I would have to be deaf, dumb, and blind to think that. [Laughs.] cont’d >>>
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During the election campaign, you joked that girls are following Bernie Sanders because that’s where the boys are. Were you surprised by the offense taken to your remark? Yes, because I didn’t say that! Did you see the clip? I was talking about power. I had been talking about women who were angry because they’re ending up in debt from college and making a million dollars less over their lifetime to pay the debt back. Bernie was talking about free education; that’s 1982 where the power is. It was never about dates. I responded [to the outrage] by saying if that’s what I meant, I’d be mad at me, too. It was painful, but I learned from it. I learned why I meet 13-year-old girls who are on the edge of suicide because words of theirs have been picked up that they didn’t mean. I learned empathy for online bullying. You were at the march on Washington for civil rights when Dr. King gave his “I Have a Dream” speech. How did the recent Women’s March compare? This one was the first time in my life there have been so many people at a march that you couldn’t march. We were standing still, basically! It was a different mood. The King march had been taunted and threatened because the idea was it was going to be violent, so in fact it was very peaceful— like an ocean of quiet, mutually supportive people. This one peaceful was full of humor and laughs and slogans and wonderfully innovative posters. It was just amazing.
TRUTH TO POWER: Gloria Steinem cofounded Ms. magazine as a voice for feminism and frequently uses her writing to stand up for equal rights.
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ENDURING SPIRIT: Back in 1972, Gloria Steinem advocated for vice presidential candidate Sissy Farenthold during the Democratic National Convention in Miami Beach.
What does the next wave of feminism look like — our future leaders? First of all, there aren’t waves. [Laughs.] But now it’s a majority movement, which is new and that’s very different — that we could have the biggest march this nation has ever seen. Ever. And a march with men. Is it important that men participated in so many numbers — or is that neither here nor there? Yes, of course it’s important! You know, that’s why we chose the word “feminist” [back in the 1960s]: because men could use it, too. The first words were “women’s liberation,” but that was harder for men to say: “I’m a woman’s liberationist.” I like the word “grrrls” also — with two or three Rs. What’s the greatest threat to feminism moving forward? It’s always been the same thing: The one thing we have uniquely is wombs, so it’s all the systems that try to control reproduction in order to decide how many workers, soldiers, heirs to a wealthy family … Speaking of reproductive rights, what do you make of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch? I feel like I’m getting lulled into liking him because he’s not certifiably insane.
That’s how low the bar has been set for us now. He’s sane but against reproductive freedom. To be right-to-life for the fetus is to be dangerous for women’s lives. And Trump reinstated the global gag rule [a U.S. policy that blocks federal funding for NGOs that provide abortion counseling or referrals], which in the past has meant a woman dies every minute internationally because of the denial of safe and legal abortion services — and often other services, too, because it means closing down clinics. That’s not pro-life for women; it’s pro-death. It’s exhausting, all of it. Don’t you get despondent like the rest of us? It may be easier for me because I have ways of responding. I don’t have to go to another job and think about something else.
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Wait, sometimes that’s a nice distraction! [Laughs.] I have the privilege of dealing with this all the time. So how do you take care of yourself and stay strong for all of these fights? I probably have the most healthy, life-lengthening gift, which is work that I love. I can’t tell the difference between work and life because they are the same. I never have to say to myself, “I’m doing something I’m not interested in and don’t care about in order to pay my rent.” But you’re only human. It must be hard when everyone wants you to be stiff-upper-lip, don’t-give-up, we-shall-riseabove … No, no one expects that of me …
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I do! I want you to tell us those things, Gloria! Look, it’s like all the women who were carrying signs in the march: I can’t believe I’m still fighting this shit. So, what do you love doing that has nothing to do with your activism? Can you think of anything that’s not connected? … Waterskiing? [Silence.] Do you get tired of being asked questions like these — like you’re the sage of the age? I just know that I’m not. What I like the best is learning, and when I’m talking, I’m not listening. What’s your proudest moment as an activist? It’s a lot of different moments when I realize that something I wrote or said made a difference in someone’s life. If you’re accidentally recognized, then people come and tell you. Or they email you and write you a letter. It gives you what we all need, which is the feeling of being useful. n
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As always, find the complete listings online at independent.com/events. And if you have an event coming up, submit it at independent.com/eventsubmit.
3/3, 3/5: Cunning Little Vixen Czech composer Leoš Janáček’s opera comes to life with Opera S.B.’s new production that tells the tale of a fox that escapes capture and returns to the woods to start a family. This humorous and tender allegory about nature, humanity, and the cycle of life will be enjoyable for all ages. Fri.: 7:30pm; Sun.: 2:30pm. Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. $29-$169. Call 899-2222. Read more on p. 51. granadasb.org
3/2: Reception: Hank Pitcher: Look Out Well-known area artist Hank Pitcher is back after a three-year hiatus. His signature realist style for this exhibition depicts the mythical nature of everyday scenes like an egret hunting a blue belly lizard, the winter solstice at Point Conception, and a cyclops in the form of a large botanical drawing. This long-anticipated exhibition shows through April 30. 5-8pm. Sullivan Goss, 11 E. Anapamu St. Free. Call 730-1460.
Noche Flamenca This award-winning flamenco company fronted by Bessie Award–winning dancer Soledad Barrio, acclaimed by the New York Times for her “smoldering, do-or-die flamenco passion,” will perform its spell-binding art form. 8pm. Campbell Hall, UCSB. $19-$45. Call 893-3535. artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu
3/2: Reception: Water Water Everywhere View a
3/2: Nick Card Join excavation site director Nick Card for a lecture titled Secrets of the Ness of Brodgar: A Stone-Age Complex in the Heart of Neolithic Orkney, World Heritage Site, about a recently discovered, unique, 5,000-year-old Neolithic complex on the Orkney Islands of Scotland. 7-8:30pm. Fleischmann Auditorium, S.B. Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol. $10-$12 Call 682-4711 x170. sbnature.org
3/2: 1,000-Book Party On this day, in 1904, Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, was born. The library’s Children’s Department will celebrate the beloved children’s author’s birthday and kids who have read 1,000 books before kindergarten with books, music, and prizes. All are invited, even if you’ve just read one book! 10:30-11:30am. Island Rm., S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Free. Call 564-5604.
a man whose wife suspects him of having an affair and the hilarity that ensues from her elaborate plan to catch him in the act. The last preview is this Thursday, and the play shows through March 18. Preview: Thu.: 7:30pm; $10-$18. Regular performances: Fri.-Sat.: 7:30pm; $17-$26. Sun.: 2pm; $14-$24. Garvin Theatre, S.B. City College, 900 block of Cliff Dr. Call 965-5935. Read more on p. 49.
3/2: Erin Addison Landscape architect and historian Erin Addison will share new and ongoing research on 1st- and 2nd-century Nabataean water and soil conservation systems at Ba’aja, in the northern Petra Region of Jordan, in a presentation titled Harnessing Water & Harvesting Soil: 2,000 Years of Water Harvesting in the Petra Hinterlands. 7:30pm. Santa Ynez Valley Grange, 2374 Alamo Pintado Ave., Los Olivos. Free. Call 693-5683.
“Tulip Tree Flower” by Jacqui Bravo
3/2: Family 1st Thursday Bring the entire family to sculpt the head of the ancient Greco-Roman Goddess of the hunt and moon, Diana, or the goddess of love and beauty, Venus, in air-dry terracotta clay. 5:30-7:30pm. Family Resource Ctr., S.B. Museum of Art, 1130 State St. Free. Call 963-4364. dedication and fundraiser for Floyd’s Memorial. Floyd was the adorable sevenpound Chihuahua who was tortured and killed by his owner in 2016. Have your dog’s paw print forever embellished on a 6x6 ceramic tile and join a silent march with animal welfare activists bringing awareness to abused animals. Funds will go toward developing a dog park. 4-6pm. Eling’s Dog Park, 1298 Las Positas Rd. Free to attend; $250 for tile. Call 569-5611.
3/2-3/5: A Flea in Her Ear: a new version of Georges Feydeau’s farce David Ives’s farce comes to life with Georges Feydeau’s adaptation about
emy will showcase an impressive selection of art and design projects from its talented pool of 9th grade students. 5-8pm. Impact Hub, 1117 State St. Free. Call 284-0078. impacthubsb.com
3/2: Reception: Nine Contemporary Artists View expressionist and abstract art from nine varied artists, including two large-scale paintings inspired by LAX and gestalt ceramics. The juried show will run through March 27. 5-8pm. 10 West Gallery, 10 W. Anapamu St. Free. Call 770-7711.
3/2: Reception: Color!
3/2: The Art of Camera Tracking
3/2: First Thursday: VADA S.B. High School’s Visual Arts & Design Acad-
Wildlife biologist David Lee will present a slideshow and lecture on the art of monitoring wildlife with camera-tracking technology. He’ll speak on how remote trail cameras can help scientists study wildlife behavior as well as how you can observe the wildlife in your own backyard. 6:30pm. Carpinteria Library, 5141 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria. Suggested donation: $5. Call 946-1700.
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variety of watercolor paintings and other water-based media from members of the Los Padres Watercolor Society, founded in 1989. The exhibit shows through April 1. 5-8pm. Distinctive Art Gallery, 1331 State St. Free. Call 845-4833.
Even if it’s gray outside, these vivid and bold colorful paintings from artists Ann Baldwin, Janet Bothne, Cody Hooper, Julia Pinkham, and Francis Scorzelli can brighten up the day. This exhibit shows through April 2. 5-8pm. Artamo Gallery, 11 W. Anapamu St. Free. Call 568-1400.
“The Night Aglow” by Kaori Fukuyama
3/2: Reception: Oak Group Benefit for Carpinteria Bluffs Artists and members of The Oak Group have contributed
Touch-A-Truck Kids, and kids at heart, get to climb on, climb in, honk horns, and turn on sirens of all kinds of vehicles at this family-friendly event. There’ll be pizza, face painting, a bounce house, live music, a petting zoo, crafts, and low-cost bike helmets for all to enjoy. All proceeds benefit the Bethania Preschool and Afterschool. 10am-2pm. Bethania Preschool, 611 Atterdag Rd., Solvang. $5/person, $20/family of 5. Call 245-1561. tinyurl.com/SYVTouchATruck
works for this benefit show featuring beautiful, breathtaking landscapes of the coastline. Forty-five percent of the proceeds will benefit The Land Trust for S.B. County and Citizens for the Carpinteria Bluffs’ acquisition of 21 additional acres of undeveloped coastline. This exhibit shows through March 30. 5-7:30pm. Faulkner Gallery, S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Free. Call 448-4812. tinyurl.com/OakGroupBenefit
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3/4: Women in History Lecture: Women in the Bible Fulbright scholar Dr. Caryn Reeder, an associate professor of religious studies at Westmont, will speak on the “ideal” biblical woman and the celebrated biblical women who went against these norms. 2pm. Karpeles Manuscript Library, 21 W. Anapamu St. Free. Call 962-5322.
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3/4: Mardi Gras Celebration Adorn Mardi Gras attire and eat great food for the first annual fundraiser for Project Heal of S.B. County, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness of mental health and creating opportunities for those dealing with a mental illness to express themselves creatively. 6-9pm. Workzones, 351 Paseo Nuevo, 2nd floor. $30.
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3/2-3/8: Peace and Tranquility Married couple Barbara and Floyd Snyder will feature original and digitally enhanced original photography of nature scenes that give the viewer a feeling of peace and tranquility. This show will be on view through May 4. 10am-8:30pm. Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Café, 2879 Grand Ave., Los Olivos. Free. Call 688-7265.
3/3: Art Show and Sale: Peter Horjus Come early to enjoy a glass of wine as you view and possibly purchase one of 47 original paintings that will only be up for one night. These black-and-white, 1940s-fashion-inspired acrylic works are by artist Peter Horjus, who draws inspiration from fashion found at art openings and art found at hardware stores. His larger works will be on exhibit indefinitely. 6-9pm. The Guilded Table, 120 Santa Barbara St. Free. Call 845-7728.
3/4: Know Before You Go! Free Art Talk Who said “selfies” are a modern invention? Mankind has memorialized itself in many forms for thousands of years from the Easter Island moai to Lincoln’s penny portrait. Enjoy a talk of how portraits have been used to record posterity, power, and parody. 4-5pm. Faulkner Gallery, S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Free. Call 564-5641.
3/4: Seashore Dream Catchers Kids can create coastal creations with re-use materials. 10am-noon. Art From Scrap, 302 E. Cota St. $8. Children ages 6 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Call 884-0459 x13.
3/4: Reception: C Gals The C Gallery Director Connie Rohde’s former students who are now making a living in the arts will showcase their works for a brief pop-up show through March 15. 4-6pm. The C Gallery, 466 Bell St., Los Alamos. Free. Call 344-3807. thecgallery.com 3/5: Reception: S.B. Printmakers View a variety of handmade prints, and enjoy live gypsy music, appetizers, and wine followed by an awards ceremony and a special slide presentation by juror and master printmaker James L. Webb. A portion from every sale will benefit Jewish Federation programs. Prints will be on view through May 17. 2-4pm. Bronfman Family Jewish Ctr., 524 Chapala St. Free. Call 957-1115. jewishsantabarbara.org 3/8: Armando Ramos Artist Armando Ramos will discuss his art currently on display in the Atkinson Gallery’s exhibit Office of Loss Control. His thoughtprovoking abstract juxtapositions of pop-culture, mass-media, and religious iconography leave plenty to be discussed. 4:30pm. Physical Science Bldg., Rm. 101, S.B. City College, 721 Cliff Dr. Free. Call 965-0581 x3484. gallery.sbcc.edu
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3/4: St. Andrew’s Family Festival Bring the whole family for carnival games, a bounce house, raffle prizes, live music, and a silent auction. The Kiwanis Club of S.B. will also provide a barbecue lunch. All proceeds benefit the nonprofit St. Andrews Preschool. 11am-2pm. St. Andrews Preschool, 4575 Auhay Dr. Free. BBQ: $5/ kid $11/adult. Call 964-6114.
3/4-3/5, 3/7: Mr. Burns, A PostElectric Play Anne Washburn’s imaginative dark comedy propels us to nearly a century in the future, when society crumbles and a new civilization must learn to rebuild. Mr. Burns is a fascinating exploration of how the pop culture of one era might evolve into the mythology of another. The play shows through March 12. Sat., Tue.: 8pm. Sun.: 2pm. Hatlen Theater, UCSB. $13-$17. Call 893-2064. theaterdance.ucsb.edu
3/4: YMCA Summer Camp Registration Carnival Learn about the Y’s summer camp options at this kidfriendly carnival with a bounce house, face painting, a photo booth, and K-Lite 101.7 live. Early birds that register during the event will receive a free gift. 10am1pm. S.B. YMCA Courtyard, 36 Hitchcock Wy. Free. Call 687-7720 x261.
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3/4: Dance Lompoc Notable individuals from the community will compete at this Dancing with the Stars–inspired fundraiser. Enjoy dinner, drinks, and a silent auction as you vote for which dancer should win. Each dollar donated in a dancer’s name counts as a vote, and for every ticket sold, $5 will go toward the dancer and his or her selected nonprofit. 6-9pm. Anderson Recreation Ctr., 125 W. Walnut Ave., Lompoc. $65. Call 736-4567.
27th Annual Ojai Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball Put on your dancin’ shoes for a night of soul, funk, rock, and Cajun dance music from the Ojai Mardi Gras Band surrounded by imaginative decorations from area artists. There will be a costume contest and bead throw. The party will continue the next day with a Fais-Do-Do Cajun dance party with musical guests Mark Parsons & Crowfoot, face-painting, and costumes for the entire family to enjoy. Proceeds from the events will be given back to the community. Sat.: 7:30pm-1am. Sun.: noon-3pm. Ojai Art Ctr., 113 Montgomery St., Ojai. Mardi Gras: $25-$30; Dance Party: Free-$5. Call 646-7843. ojaimardigras.com
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gram will delight you with a crowd-pleasing performance of Leoš Janáček’s song cycle Diary of One Who Disappeared as you explore the galleries. 5:30pm. S.B. Museum of Art, 1130 State St. Free. Call 963-4364.
3/2: George Thorogood and The Destroyers This ’80s rock band released its first album in 1977 and has been touring ever since. Don’t miss these legendary performers as they rock the house with songs like “Bad to the Bone,”“One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer,” and “Who Do You Love.” 8pm. Samala Showroom, Chumash Casino Resort, 3400 E. Hwy. 246, Santa Ynez. $45-$65. Ages 21+. Call (800) 548-6274. chumashcasino.com
3/3: DJ Darla Bea Don’t miss the chance to dance to the hand-selected beats by the Best Event DJ in town according to The Independent Independent’s 2016 Best of Santa Barbara® Readers’ Poll as you sip a cocktail from the no-host bar. 7pm. Ty Lounge, Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore S.B., 1260 Channel Dr., Montecito. Free. Ages 21+. tinyurl.com/DJDarlaBeaFourSeasons
3/3: Cambridge Dr. Concert Series: Teresa Tudury, James Hurley Join artists Teresa Tudury (pictured) and James Hurley for a touching performance filled with orignal music, humor, and bluesy guitar. 7:30pm. Cambridge Dr. Church, 550 Cambridge Dr., Goleta. $12-$15. Call 964-0436.
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3/3: Soar, Holy, Moonily Four-piece Bay Area band SOAR will play a show with newly formed S.B. band Holy, making their live debut, and Ventura’s Moonily. 8-11pm. Funzone, 226 S. Milpas St. $5. sbdiy.org
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3/4: Jim Messina Expect a musical cross section of the musician’s lengthy career from iconic Americana folk-rock bands Buffalo Springfield, Poco, and Loggins and Messina. Special guest John McFee from The Doobie Brothers will also perform. Proceeds from the concert will go toward S.B.’s William Sansum Diabetes Center. 7pm. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. $60-$125. Call 963-0761. lobero.org
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Gregg Bissonette will join S.B. City College’s Lunch Break Band and Dos Pueblos High School’s Jazz Band and Jazz Combo for an electric evening performance of big-band sounds following a musical competition of students from junior high to the college level. Competition: 8am-5:30pm; $5-$25. Performance: 7-9pm; $20-$25. Elings Performing Arts Ctr., Dos Pueblos High School, 7266 Alameda Ave., Goleta.
3/5: Hayley Kiyoko, Flor Singer and actress Hayley Kiyoko brings her dreamy synth-pop beats alongside indie pop band Flor for an energetic show. 8pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State St. $15. Call 962-7776. sohosb.com
3/6: Red Fang Rock out to the distinct heavy-metal sound of this band hailing from Portland, Oregon. 8pm. Velvet Jones, 423 State St. $15. Ages 21+. Call 965-8676.
3/7: Laura Stevenson, Cave Babies, Chloe Danger and The Chaperones New York–based Laura Stevenson brings her folk/indie/punk/rock sound alongside area bands Cave Babies and Chloe Danger accompanied by The Chaperones. 8pm. Funzone, 226 S. Milpas St. $5.
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3/7: Jelly and George Celebrate the music of piano greats Jelly Roll Morton and George Gershwin with a program led by pianist Aaron Diehl and accompanied by jazz pianist Adam Birnbaum and Grammy Award–winning chanteuse Cécile McLorin Salvant. 8pm. Campbell Hall, UCSB. $15-$40. Call 893-3535. artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu
celebrated six-string quartet from Germany will perform a beautiful selection of String Quartet in F Major (The Dream) by Haydn, Schubert’s Rosamunde, and Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 8 in E Minor, Op. 59, No. 2. 7:30pm. Mary Craig Auditorium, S.B. Museum of Art, 1130 State St. $20-$25. Call 963-4364. sbma.net
launched his career in the ’90s as an original member of the Wu-Tang Clan but didn’t stop there, releasing a number of successful solo albums and collaborating with the likes of Raekwon, MF Doom, BadBadNotGood, and Kanye West. Don’t miss this chance to catch the self-described Ironman demonstrate his signature storytelling superpowers. 9pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State St. $25-$28. Ages 21+. Call 962-7776. Read more on p. 55. sohosb.com
3/8: UCSB Gospel Choir The University’s Gospel Choir will perform traditional and contemporary songs influenced by African-American religious traditions. Noon. Music Bowl, UCSB. Free. Call 893-7194. music.ucsb.edu/news
3/8: CAMA Masterseries: Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra This impressive ensemble presents J.S. Bach: The Circle of Creation, a celebration of the genius of Bach and the latest multimedia creation by Alison Mackay that combines text, music, and projected video and images to explore the world of the artisans — papermakers, violin carvers, string spinners, and performers — who helped Bach realize his musical genius. This all-Bach program is performed by Tafelmusik musicians entirely from memory. 8pm. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. $39-$49. Call 963-0761. lobero.org
3/8: The Beach Boys The boys who taught us how to surf the U.S.A. will bring their good vibrations featuring one of its founding Beach Boys, Mike Love, and Beach Boy veteran Bruce Johnston. 7pm. The Arlington Theatre, 1317 State St. $59-$99. Call 963-4408. thearlingtontheatre.com
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National Geographic Live: Anand Varma and Rodrigo Medellín Find beauty in the bizarre, from hummingbirds and bees to bats and zombie parasites, with photographer Anand Varma and scientist Rodrigo Medellín, subject of the BBC documentary The Bat Man of Mexico. 3pm. Campbell Hall, UCSB. $15$25. Call 893-3535. Read more on p. 47. artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu
3/5: Contra Dance Calling All ages are invited to dance to the Devil’s Box String Band while Jacqui Grennan makes the calls. New dancer orientation: 6-6:30pm; dance: 6:30-9:30pm. Carrillo Ballroom, 100 E. Carrillo St. Free-$12. Call 699-5101.
Monday 3/6 3/6: Advance Care Planning Workshop Trained professionals and volunteers
Christina Bellantoni Figuring Out What’s Real in an Era of Fake News: Why Journalism Matters Now More than Ever Sunday, March 12 / 3:00 p.m. / FREE The New Vic, 33 W Victoria Street The role of the fourth estate in politics has evolved rapidly in modern times — first with partisan press outlets, next with the advent of smart phones and social media and now with the Trump administration branding journalists “the opposition party.” Christina Bellantoni, an award-winning, experienced journalist who has covered four presidential campaigns and the White House and now runs political coverage for the Los Angeles Times, will outline this new phase in politics and offer tips for figuring out what’s true and what’s fake. She will detail how reporters are responding to the Twitter presidency, lessons learned over her career and a call to action for anyone interested in how their government functions to support strong journalism for the long term.
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Christina Bellantoni is the assistant managing editor for politics and writes the daily political newsletter Essential Politics for the Los Angeles Times. After graduating from UC Berkeley, Bellantoni covered national politics for the Washington Times. As the political editor at the nationally recognized television show The PBS NewsHour, she oversaw the 2012 presidential campaign coverage. Bellantoni then joined the Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call, where she served as editor-in-chief. Bellantoni frequently appears on television and radio, including NPR, C-SPAN, MSNBC, Fox News and HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher.
wishes in a caring environment. Notary services will be available upon request. 3-5pm. Congregation B’nai B’rith, 100 San Antonio Creek Rd. Free. Call 845-5314.
3/6: Food Distribution The Westside Center in collaboration with the Foodbank will provide free produce to anyone in need. Noon-2pm. Westside Neighborhood Ctr., 423 W. Victoria St. Free. Call 897-2560.
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Dorrance Dance Bessie Award–winning troupe Dorrance Dance combines street, club, and experimental dance forms for a dynamic performance. Its new program, SOUNDspace, explores movement as music through electronic tap music (ETM), a nod toward electronic dance music with acoustic and digitally produced sounds. 8pm. Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. $20-$54. Call 893-3535. artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu
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3/8: Raising Healthier & Happier Kids An author, speaker, and expert on children’s emotional health, Dr. Maureen Healy will share a few causes of children’s happiness as well as tools for helping highly sensitive children. 6pm. Community Hall, Montecito Library, 1469 E. Valley Rd. Free. Call 969-5063.
3/2: Telegraph Brewing Co. The Folk Orchestra. 8pm. 418 N. Salsipuedes St. Free. Ages 21+. Call 963-5018. tinyurl.com/TheFolkOrchestra 3/2: M8RX Nightclub & Lounge Cosmo’s Midnight. 9pm. 409 State St. $5. Ages 21+ Call 957-4111. m8rxsb.com
3/2-3/4: Dargan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant Thu.: Dannsair, 6:30pm. Fri.: The Propravinas, 10pm. Sat.: Redfish, 10pm. 18 E. Ortega St. Free. Call 568-0702. darganssb.com
3/8: Empowered Woman Luncheon The American Association of University Women (AAUW) S.B. and Goleta Valley Branch will host this annual luncheon promoting equity and education for women and girls and to celebrate International Women’s Day. This year’s honoree is Kelsey Gerckens, TV news reporter and anchor at KEYT-TV. Proceeds will benefit AAUW grants for women in higher education. 11:30am-1:30pm. Hyatt S.B., 1111 E. Cabrillo Blvd. $90-$100.
3/2-3/4, 3/7-3/8: The James Joyce Thu.: Alastair Greene, 10pm-1am. Fri.: The Kinsella Brothers, 10pm-1am. Sat.: Ulysses. 7:30-10:30pm. Tue.: Teresa Russell. 10pm-1am. Wed.: Victor Vega and the Bomb, 10pm-1am. 513 State St. Free. Call 962-2688. sbjamesjoyce.com 3/3-3/5: Cold Spring Tavern Fri.: The Nombres, 7-10pm. Sat.: Sean Wiggins, 2-5pm; Paradise Kings, 6-9pm. Sun.: Tom Ball and Kenny Sultan, 1:15-4pm; Roy Schmeck and the Schmeck-Tones, 4:30-7:30pm. 5995 Stagecoach Rd. Free. Call 967-0066. coldspringtavern.com
3/3-3/4, 3/8: Eos Lounge Fri.: 4B, $7-$10. Sat.: Claude VonStroke, $30. Wed.: San Holo, $20-$25. 9pm. 500 Anacapa St. Ages 21+. Call 564-2410. eoslounge.com 3/4: Standing Sun Winery Ivory Deville, Kat Myers & The Buzzards. 7:30pm. $12-$17. 92 2nd St., Unit D, Buellton. Call 691-9413.
3/7: SOhO Restaurant & Music Club Tue.: Zoe Guess & Ocho the Owl, John Butler, Todd O’Keefe. 7pm. 1221 State St. $8. Call 962-7776. sohosb.com 3/8: Blush Restaurant + Lounge Bruce Goldish. 7-9pm. 630 State St. Free. Call 957-1300. blushsb.com
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Tuesday 3/7 3/7: Community Guided Meditation & Healing Evening Keep yourself balanced by finding a quiet space within. Join a guided meditation and healing circle followed by a oneon-one energy healing session with a trained practitioner. 7-8:30pm. Healing in America, 107 W. Aliso St., Ojai. Suggested donation: $20. Call 640-0211.
3/7: PAWS to Read School-age children can drop in for a 15-minute session to read aloud to a trained therapy dog from the Channel City Kennel Club. This is a great chance for timid young readers to practice with the kindest ears around! 4-5pm. Goleta Library, 500 N. Fairview Ave., Goleta. Free. Call 964-7878.
Goleta: Camino Real Marketplace, 3-6:30pm Carpinteria: 800 block of Linden Ave., 3-6:30pm
Lynn Walters, Gabrielle orgaGonzales Nonprofit orga nization Cooking with Kids founder Lynn Walters and PhD student Gabrielle Gonzales will sign copies of their new book, The Cooking with Kids Cookbook, an interactive Cookbook cookbook designed for kids, parents, and caregivers to enjoy together. 7pm. Chau Chaucer’s Books, 3321 State St. Free. Call 682-6787. chaucersbooks.com
RECEPTION | Friday, January 27 | 5 - 7p.m. LECTURES in PS-101 ARMANDO RAMOS | Wednesday, March 8 | 4:30p.m. STEPHANIE WASHBURN | Wednesday, March 22 | 4:30p.m.
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Solvang: Copenhagen Dr. and 1st St., 2:30-6:30pm
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Bogdan’s Journey Followed By A Discussion With Bogdan Bialek and Directors Lawrence Loewinger & Michael Jaskulski Tuesday, March 7 / 7:30 p.m. / Free UCSB Girvetz 1004
3/3: Queen of Katwe This uplifting film stars Lupita Nyong’o as a young girl who goes from selling corn on the streets of rural Uganda to chasing her dream of becoming an international chess champion. 1-3pm. Faulkner Gallery, S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Rated PG. Free. Call 564-5641.
3/3, 3/6: Magic Lantern Films: La La Land In this six-tme Oscarwinning film, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone portray two young, determined artists in love who are faced with challenges and decisions as they advance in their careers in modern-day Hollywood. 7 and 10pm. Isla Vista Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte, Isla Vista. $4. Rated PG-13. magiclanternfilmsiv.com
3/4: Zootopia Judy Hopps becomes the first rabbit to join the police force of the mammal metropolis Zootopia but soon finds out how tough it is to enforce the law when solving a mysterious case. 1-3pm. Island Rm., S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Free. Rated PG. Call 564-5604. sbplibrary.org
In a story that begins with murder and ends with reconciliation, one man persuades the people of Kielce, Poland, to confront the truth about the darkest moment in their past: Kielce was the site of Europe’s last Jewish pogrom. In 1946 forty holocaust survivors seeking shelter in a downtown building were murdered by townspeople. Communist authorities suppressed the story, leaving the town deeply embittered. For Bogdan Bialek, a Catholic Pole, anti-Semitism is a sin. This conviction is the animating force of his life. Conflict over the pogrom was still a festering wound when Bialek moved to Kielce in the late 70s. He was shocked by the poisoned atmosphere of his new town. Trained as a psychologist, he has made it his life’s work both to persuade people to embrace their past and to reconnect the city with the international Jewish community.
3/4: Expanded Hitchcock: The Birds See a screening of Hitchcock’s famous film about a town terrorized by inexplicable violent acts from wild birds. In a post-screening Q&A, actress Tippi Hedren will discuss the process of filming The Birds with moderator Ross Melnick of the UCSB Film and Media Studies Department. Following the discussion, Hedren will be available to sign copies of her new memoir, Tippi. Reservations are recommended. 2pm. Pollock Theater, UCSB. Free. Rated PG-13. Call 893-4637. carseywolf.ucsb.edu
3/6: For Greater Glory Join former S.B. mayor Hal Conklin for a post-screening discussion of this film that tells the inspiring and tragic story of the Cristero Rebellion in Mexico when the government tried unsuccessfully to distance the country from the influence of the Catholic Church. 7pm. Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. $10-$20. Rated R. Call 899-2222. granadasb.org
3/7: Thank You for Playing When 1-year-old Joel is diagnosed with terminal cancer, his dad, video programmer Ryan Green, documents his family’s emotional journey in the form of an unusually beautiful and poetic video game, That Dragon, Cancer. Director David Osit and UCSB professor Alenda Chang will engage in a post-screening discussion. 7-9:30pm. Pollock Theater, UCSB. Free. Not rated. Call 893-4637.
3/8: Moonlight The Oscar winner for Best Picture, this film follows Chiron through three chapters in his life while he experiences the pain of having a drugaddicted mother, grappling with his sexuality, and being bullied because of it. 6-8pm. MultiCultural Ctr. Theater, UCSB. Free. Rated R. Call 893-8411.
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y Riley is a little guy: 11 pounds soaking wet. For a little dog, their only asset is an inflated personBut when his new, bigger “brother” Bruce ality. moved in, that tiny Chihuahua ruled the roost like he was a 110-pound pooch. Bruce How do you decide which technique to use? is a pit bull/cattle dog mix who looks like a Holstein My goal with training is to start where the dog can cow and has the energy of a puppy despite being 4 experience success and then build from there. A dog’s years old. As time passed, Riley became more aggres- sensitivity level ranges greatly. Some require very little sive, growling and charging at Bruce to correct their behavior. On the other when he came near. Despite our verhand, a more resilient dog would need bal scoldings, Riley’s bullying behavior a stronger deterrent. If your dog keeps continued. choosing the undesired behavior, you So we called in an expert, dog have not yet reached its tolerance trainer Nathan Woods. I first met level and might want to change your Woods nearly 10 years ago when I approach. The key to training is to start hired him to work with my Chihuawith the smallest deterrent possible hua Simon, who also had Napoleonic and build from there. tendencies. Our student/teacher relationship was successful, so I’ve called What would you have tried upon him off and on for advice. next if the spray bottle hadn’t When Woods came to our house, worked? I have found a spray bottle by Michelle Drown it wasn’t long until Riley chased Bruce with water to be a mixed bag. For some off with ferocity. Woods then asked for a spray bottle dogs, it can be enough of a deterrent for them to stop filled with water. The next time Riley took after Bruce, what they are doing, as was the case with Riley. If that he gave a firm “no” and simultaneously sprayed the hadn’t worked, I would have put a leash on the dog for charging Chihuahua, which stopped him mid-rush. clearer communication. With calm demeanor, Woods repeated the correction a few minutes later when Riley again went after What advice do you have for people who are Bruce, and that’s all it took— took Riley stopped picking struggling with their pet’s behavior? I find on Bruce from then on. It was an astonishingly quick that dogs don’t necessarily do what is good or bad— bad turnaround that has stuck to this day. which is a judgment call made by their owners. They It was fascinating to watch Woods expertly and tend to do and expand on whatever works for them. effortlessly change our dogs’ dynamic. After our Anything your dog does that you call good, keep lettraining session, I asked Woods to enlighten me ting them do it, and use lots of praise! Anything that regarding why little dogs often behave so fiercely, your dog does that you call bad, make adjustments. how he decides which training techniques to use, and Dogs are incredibly good at adapting (much better what advice he has for those wishing to curb their than people). Dogs are present oriented, so once they pet’s antisocial behavior. find out that a behavior no longer works, they will be perfectly willing to abandon that idea.
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Why do smaller dogs often boss around big dogs? I think that smaller dogs are a bit intimidated
by a bigger dog’s size, feel vulnerable around larger dogs, and want to avoid getting trampled or injured.
Dog trainer Nathan Woods also owns the doggie daycare facility Loose Pooch (1925 State St.; loosepooch.com). Call 452-2817 or see nathanwoodsdogtrainer.com.
hile California has soaked up the much-needed rainfall for months, one region has been slowest to feel the soggy effects: the Santa Ynez Valley, which has become the poster child for the state’s enduring drought. That’s thanks largely to Cachuma Lake, as the man-made reservoir was still only at 11 percent capacity by mid-February. And then, on February 17, the entire Santa Barbara County region endured a deluge not seen since 2005, or maybe as far back as the El Niño of 1997-98. The Santa Ynez River feeds Cachuma Lake, and, as an avid paddler, I’ve always heard that it needs a minimum of 3,000 cubic feet of water per second (cfs) to be passable by kayak. That Friday morning of February 17, I received a text from Garrett Kababik, co-owner of the Paddle Sports Center in the Santa Barbara Harbor. “It’s looking good right now,” said Kababik, who’d been keeping track of the river’s flow on the American Whitewater Gauge. “It’s at 3,400 cfs!!!” Little did we know that was just the beginning for this river that serpentines through Santa Barbara’s backcountry down to the Pacific, from the Los Padres National Forest all the way past Lompoc to Surf Beach. BIG RIVER: The author joined guides from Channel Islands National Park last month to brave Heading into the wee a stretch of the Santa Ynez River. hours that night, the Santa Ynez River swelled to a whopping 20,000 cfs. “Hey, early start tomorrow,” texted an enthusiastic Kababik. “Let’s get this when it’s fresh.” Come Saturday morning, there was a convergence of guides who usually work the Channel Islands National Park, everyone trading in those wave-battered sea caves for some fun Class 3 and 4 rapids on the muddy river. We put in at the first crossing beyond the White Rock Day Use Area. Aside from a few collisions with river-strewn boulders and encounters with plenty of strainers (vegetation that had taken root in the previously dry riverbed), it was a backcountry run that won’t soon be forgotten. Better yet, following the deluge, Cachuma Lake was just over 42 percent capacity. Things are looking up. —Chuck Graham
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Can BoB WilliAms OverCOme the GAuchos’ BAd seAson?
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Athletes of the Week february 12-18 Noam Dessibourg, Dos Pueblos wrestling The Swiss exchange student pinned two opponents and had two major wins in the CIF Divisional Finals before losing the 160-pound title match in overtime.
ucSB Basketball coach Focuses on the Present While others Ponder the Future
Pimm had some spectacular successes, including an NCAA his uncertain future as UCSB’s head basketball coach, tournament win, but he was out after his fourth straight losbut he was visibly anxious during the final minute of ing season, 7-19, in 1997-98. what may have been his last game at the Thunderdome. “A season like this is never acceptable,” Williams said in He had removed his jacket and was pacing in front of the an interview last week. Winning games is part of his job, bench, shuttling players in and out of for which he’s paid in excess of $300,000 a year, a modest the lineup, agonizing over a foul here amount among his peers in the business but generous in and a turnover there, even though the terms of UCSB’s payroll. “If basketball coaches across the Gauchos held an 11-point lead over country make more money than English professors, it’s a UC Riverside last Thursday night. different kind of job,” he said.“Professors aren’t out recruiting “I’d sweat if it was a 30-point lead,” their students, and if that student flunks the English class, Williams said. “Our guards are loose there aren’t headlines about what a crummy job they did. They take no responsibility if the kid flunks that class. With with the ball … and we’re not making free throws.” The lead was reduced to nine, then to seven, then to five four or five wins, we’re flunking. That’s headlines.” … until, finally, a passWilliams also said he and-dunk between freshwas responsible “to bring men Max Heidegger and in people that represent the Christian Terrell put a university well and to make sure they make academic cap on UCSB’s 68-61 victory. It was a sweet ending progress — this year we’re for guard Eric Childress, a failure on that.” Three the only senior on the team, Gaucho players, including who hit five three-pointers their two most productive in the first half and scored a big men, became inelicareer-high 21 points. gible because of academic It also prevented the deficiencies in December. “That’s absolutely on me,” Gauchos from adding to the most losses in a season said the coach. in the history of the men’s In other matters — basketball program. They “helping kids grow up, are 5-21, and they play their coaching character, trylast two regular-season ing to give them life lesgames on the road—where sons, making them better they are winless — against human beings at the end” Cal State Fullerton and —Williams feels that he Cal Poly. and his coaching staff have Williams has been achieved success. coaching the Gauchos for A season-ending injury 19 seasons, making him the to leading scorer Gabe longest-tenured NCAA Vincent further depleted COACH BOB’S LAST STAND? Bob Williams coached the 501st win of his the Gauchos early in FebruDivision I coach west of career, but only the fifth of this season, at UCSB last Thursday. Tom Izzo at Michigan ary. They scrapped to wins State. His 312-259 record over Hawai‘i and Riverside puts him 90 wins ahead of the previous winningest Gaucho despite playing patched-together lineups of inexperienced coach, Jerry Pimm (222-202 in 15 seasons), and he has 501 freshmen and sophomores. victories in his overall career (counting his records at Menlo “I’m not judging on wins and losses; I’m judging on effort,” College and UC Davis). observed Gary Cunningham, who was UCSB’s athletics Although Williams has had only three other losing sea- director when Williams was hired after winning the Divisons at UCSB, it does not bode well for a coach to hit rock sion II national championship at UC Davis. “This team has bottom, even at a school where coaching turnovers are rare. never given up. They play hard every game. They’re just short-handed.” Nevertheless, there is speculation that the 63-year-old Williams, whose contract runs out in John August, is coaching his last Gaucho games. He is not losing sleep over it. “I understand the ques3/3-3/4: Men’s College Basketball: GSAC Tournament at Westmont The fourthtions, but to me it’s a nonsubject,” seeded Warriors, 14-1 at home, will host the quarterfinals and semifinals to determine the he said. “The subject to me is the opponents in the Golden State Athletic Conference championship game Tuesday (3/7) in 12 kids I travel with right now and Fullerton. Fri.: No. 3 The Master’s (23-4) vs. No. 6 Arizona Christian (18-11), 5pm; No. 4 Westmont the staff that I work with. I don’t (23-6) vs. No. 5 William Jessup (18-12), 7:30pm. Sat.: Higher seed vs. No. 2 Biola (26-4), 5pm; spend any time on unknowns.” Lower seed vs. No. 1 Hope International (24-6), 7:30pm. Murchison Gym, Westmont College, 955 Williams said he has had “great La Paz Rd. $5-$10. Call 565-6010. discussions” with current athletics director John McCutcheon.
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Michael Stefanic, Westmont baseball The junior infielder slugged a solo homer in a 6-1 first-game win over Biola and won the nightcap with a twoout, two-run single in 10th for a 6-5 win.
Sierra Altmeyer, UCSB softball The sophomore infielder went 4-for-4 against No. 20 Missouri with two homers, including a two-run shot in the final inning to cap a 6-5 win.
Paige Hauschild, San Marcos water polo The senior posted seven goals and four steals as the Royals, who made it all the way to the CIF finals, scored an 11-4 quarterfinal win over Corona del Mar.
“He’s a good AD, and he understands the game,” Williams said. Any decision to initiate a change in coaches would ultimately have to be approved by Chancellor Henry Yang, who holds the purse strings. And given the limitations of its athletic budget, UCSB’s best hope to replace Williams would likely be a diamond in the rough, not a proven head coach. “There’s a time frame on everything,” Williams said. “There’s a time frame on our lives. I’m just not privy to it.” HOT SHOTS: Alan Williams, aka “Big Sauce,” was a prodigious rebounder and scorer for UCSB at 68, and he is dispelling doubts he could be a force in the NBA. The undrafted center for the Phoenix Suns had 17 points and 15 rebounds Sunday against the Milwaukee Bucks. … Northeastern’s Bolden Brace, a freshman out of Santa Barbara High, hit a school-record 10 three-pointers and scored 40 points in the Huskies’ 105-104 overtime victory over Elon last week.
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ode to syrah george yatchisin
american rhône: How Maverick wineMakers cHanged tHe way aMericans drink
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aurie Zalk, the former longtime owner Zalk explained. On this particular Saturday, she of Our Daily Bread and a brave, brave helped the culinary-challenged gang chop up vegsoul, has her work cut out for her. She’s gies (luckily, Trader Joe’s precut packages populeading a group of six middle-aged guys late the fridge she’s helped pre-stock), pick the in an afternoon she’s billed Men Only: There’s right order to cook things, thaw and pan fry some Nothing to Eat in the Fridge. chicken tenders, and whip up a pot of basmati rice. But even with something as simple as rice, Zalk As a large pan of everything from red onions to green beans and yellow sneaks in helpful tricks of the peppers to multicolored carkitchen trade, such as sautéing rots cooks, this baker owner it in a bit of oil before adding turned cooking coach says, the water. Then she teaches how to learn to cook by smell, “When sautéing vegetables, there’s almost nothing you can passing the nutty-scented pan do wrong.” around. She also adds a bay leaf, paprika, and salt, giving Not missing a beat, one of the wisenheimers pipes up,“Is the rice a more savory edge that a challenge?” than a plain ole starch. by george yatchisin The good news is that Afterward, the guy gang beyond the wisecracks, nothseems far from puzzled while ing is much of a challenge happily eating, and that’s the with Zalk in the kitchen. After point. “I usually put a little all, she ran her beloved Santa Barbara business for booklet together for my classes, with an explana35 years before selling it in February 2016. “I’m a tion of how the meal comes together, the recipes, good teacher,” she realized soon thereafter. “I’ve pages for notes,” Zalk said.“But I don’t for this one, been teaching employees all those years.” as the point is that it isn’t a recipe.” It’s more about So she’s started Cook and Bake with Laurie: teaching strategies, both physical and, it turns out, You go to her house, or she comes to yours, and psychological. you get to throw a little cooking party. You learn, When one man half-jokes,“I just want the food it’s fun, and you eat the lesson. Imagine anything without work,” Zalk is quick to reply, “If you’re from mother-daughter marzipan cakes to kids’ thinking it’s work, yeah, but if you’re thinking it’s birthday parties where they bake and frost their therapy. …” own cupcakes. And then there’s the Men Only class. “It’s for someone who looks into the fridge and says, ‘I Cook and Bake with Laurie by calling don’t know what I can put together that’s nutri689-2416 or visiting cookandbakewithlaurie.com. tious, yummy, and won’t take too much time,’”
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WINNER, WINNER, CHICKEN DINNER: A bakery owner turned cooking teacher, Laurie Zalk breaks down the mystery of perfectly prepared chicken and rice with veggies for one of her students at a recent Men Only class, just one of the at-home culinary courses she offers.
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he story of syrah in America is about as tumultuous as it gets for a piece of fruit. It starts quietly, with sporadic, interspersed plantings prior to Prohibition, and then rises on the counterculture waves of the 1960s before crescendoing in popular appeal by the 1990s, thanks to a handful of iconoclastic winemakers. Then, suddenly, largely because too many syrah vineyards exist, its star fades by Q&A with Author of the mid-2000s. And just when its bell is almost totally rung, syrah is rising like a phoenix once again today, riding both the ripe richness of Paso Robles and the more by Matt kettmann savory styles of Santa Barbara, Washington State, and elsewhere. Wine writer Patrick Comiskey tracks all of this — as well as the fates of other RhÔne varieties such as roussanne, viognier, and grenache — in his new book American Rhône: How Maverick Winemakers Changed the Way Americans Drink. Told in a narrative form based largely on exhaustive historical research and colorful characters, such as Bob Lindquist of Qupé, Randall Grahm of Bonny Doon, and Manfred Krankl of Sine Qua Non, American Rhône is Patrick Comiskey now the bible for this movement, not to mention the most engaging wine book I’ve read in years. But maybe that’s because, like Comiskey, I can’t get enough syrah, especially when done strangely. I spoke to the Los Angeles–based writer a couple of months ago, and what follows is a condensed version of our chat; see the longer interview at independent.com/ comiskey.
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What was it about syrah that set you on this path? It was an epiphany I had with one of Sean Thack-
rey’s early vintages of Orion, which is a really strange wine. It’s this sort of wine that is definitely savory, but it insists on being tasted on its own terms. It’s so outside the realm of what’s usual even for syrah that you have to take
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notice. I just stood up and said, “Not only is this a great wine. This is a weird wine.” That encapsulates what I love about syrah. In some way or another, its greatness lies in its weirdness. Not every great syrah is weird, but the greatest syrahs have a little bit of weirdness to them. Where is the heart of this movement? For better or
Do you think the mainstream will ever turn to syrah? They have to. Syrah’s biggest misstep was to go mass
Tell me about your affinity for rousrous sanne. It’s a very
What do the French think of America’s Rhône winemakers? It took them a while to come around. At the Amer-
ican-French colloquium that happened in the early 1990s, it appeared to be very collegial. But it was organized by Robert Haas [of Tablas Creek], who had the foresight to transcribe the entire proceeding. It was pretty obvious that the French felt superior and, at that early stage, were never going to cede their ground. Having said that, the place where France and California have come together with the greatest sense of ease was at Hospice du Rhône [annual event 1992-2012; became biennial in 2016]. Not only did that lead to some great relationships and friendships; it forged import companies that were founded on the picnic tables of Paso Robles as well as joint ventures, like Yves Cuilleron and Morgan Clendenen making a “world” viognier from Condrieu and the Central Coast. There’s a younger generation in France just like there is here, and there is no reason to think that they won’t get closer together. France is just a way slower country to move in terms n of wine than the United States.
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intellectual wine, and it will never be on everyone’s top shelf, but it is such a spectacular wine in California. Cali-fornia would be the world leader in roussanne if they’re not already. They are very demanding of those who buy them, but that is true of Meursault; that’s true of Côte-Rôtie; that’s true of Barolo. I’m not saying California roussannes are there yet— yet some of them are — but they could be.
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market. That footprint is shrinking. The ambitions in the market are a little more modest. That’s going to allow for there to be a little more funk in the glass. They won’t have to be easy drinking. They can be challenging, the way the better pinot noirs challenge.
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worse, the epicenter of Rhône varieties is the Central Coast, Paso Robles in particular, with Santa Barbara being a close second. Every category, from the point of view of marketing, needs an epicenter, a place that will anchor the movement. Paso is a very interesting place that is making very highquality wine with a modest number of standouts. I want the wines to be more challenging. That doesn’t mean they’re not frequently very satisfying and appealing, so I think they are as good a place as any to represent it. Santa Barbara is more serious, and they’re more intellectually engaged to really explore their terroir. The geography of the transverse valley makes that exploration really dramatic. There are some really interesting players in Santa Barbara that are exploring their intellectual curiosity within the vineyards of Santa Barbara County, and that’s so cool.
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dan says that a sign on the door says a place called “Foxtail” will be coming to 14 East Cota Street, the former home of American Ale, Little Cantina, El Taco Tequila Taquería, and Square One. ANNIVERSARY: Los Arroyos at 14 West
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MONTH OF GIVING: Jersey Mike’s Subs restaurants (1213 State St., 3325 State St., and 7034 Marketplace Dr., Goleta) are launching their seventh annual March “Month of Giving” fundraising campaign, where donations go to Operation Gratitude and City of Hope, which supports 150 different charities including hospitals, youth organizations, food banks, and more. During the month of March, customers can make donations at each eatery. The campaign will culminate in a “Day of Giving” on Wednesday, March 29, when 100 percent of the day’s sales is donated.
area eateries that have closed in the last year:
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January 2017: Aldo’s Italian Restaurant, 1031 State St.; American Ale, 14 E. Cota St.; OTaco and Lao Wang, 6530 Pardall Rd., Isla Vista; Paloma Restaurant and Tequila Bar, 5764 Calle Real, Goleta December 2016: Hungry Cat, 1134 Chapala St. (now Bar 29) November 2016: Ahi Sushi, 3631 State St.; Globe, 18 E. Cota St. (now 18 East); Julienne, 138 E. Canon Perdido St.; Mac’s Fish & Chip Shop, 503 State St. (now Hana Kitchen) October 2016: Gandolfo’s New York Delicatessen, 718 State St.; Montecito Café, 1295 Coast Village Rd., Montecito; Ralphs, 2840 De la Vina St. September 2016: Alchemy Spa and Café, 430 Chapala St.; Georgia’s Smokehouse, food truck; Relais de Paris, 734 State St. August 2016: Coffee Cat, 1201 Anacapa St.; India House, 418 State St.; Petrini’s, 5711 Calle Real, Goleta July 2016: Cielito, 1114 State St. (now Viva Santa Barbara); India Club, 5701 Calle Real, Goleta (now Nikka Ramen); Yankee Noodle, 214 State St. (now American Ale 02) June 2016: Le Petit Bistrot, 532 State St.; Sam’s To U, 5979 Hollister Ave., Goleta May 2016: Cafe Int’L, 5664 Calle Real, Goleta; Subway, 3613 State St. (now Miso Hungry) April 2016: Jimmy John’s, 909 Embarcadero del Mar, Isla Vista; Seagrass, 30 E. Ortega St. (now Oveja Blanca); Taquería El Pastorcito, 2009 De la Vina St. March 2016: Book Ends Café, 602 Anacapa St. (now The Honey B Café); Mexican Fresh Taquería, 315 Meigs Rd. (now Mesa Burger)
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is coming to 718 State Street, the former home of Gandolfo’s New York Delicatessen, Kozmo’s, California Crisp, and Fat Burger. The South African owner Duvaldi Marneweck opened his first location in New York City in 2014. Within two years, the tiny, 230-square-foot Goa was named a critic’s pick by the New York Times and New York Magazine, and one of the “100 best dishes and drinks in N.Y.C. 2015” by Time Out. A second location opened in Los Angeles. Goa Taco offers paratha tacos, with coal-roasted Berkshire pork belly, pickled red cabbage, and chipotle mayo. A paratha is a flatbread that originated in the Indian subcontinent and is still prevalent throughout Pakistan and India. Visit goataco .com.
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French Mediterranean restaurant bar known as The Little Door has opened across the street from the Santa Barbara County Courthouse at 129 East Anapamu Street, the former home of Piano Riviera Lounge and Elements Restaurant & Bar. The Little Door’s flagship location in West Hollywood at 8164 West 3rd Street was voted “Most Romantic Restaurant in L.A.” in 2016 based on an OpenTable survey. The culinary team in Santa Barbara includes chefs Peter Nicolas and Edward Ruesga. “Santa Barbara invites you to enjoy our new menu inspired by the atmosphere and eclecticism of French Mediterranean kitchen,” explains the restaurant’s Facebook page.“We bring together harmonious dishes and the right musical ambiance, overlooking the breathtaking Sunken Garden to please all your senses. Come along and enjoy a unique dining experience & celebrate Santa Barbara’s ‘Joie De Vivre’ with us!” The Little Door is open daily 4:30-10 p.m. and closed on Sundays. Call 560-8002 or visit facebook.com/thelittledoorsb.
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Though growing and making biodynamic wine is their passion, Peter and Rebecca Work love their four-legged friends even more. When their beloved chocolate lab Bacchus died in 2011, they gave her name to a five-row block of syrah in their Sta. Rita Hills vineyard and made small lots of wine from the block each vintage. Last fall, they blended the four barrels of wine they’d collected into a five-vintage blend and released this new special bottling last weekend. In honor of Bacchus, they decided to donate $2 of each bottle sold to Shadow’s Fund, which works on the rescue, rehab, and “re-homing” of pit bulls and other “high-risk” dogs in shelters. “Bacchus was our first chocolate lab,” explained the Works. “She came to us as a tiny puppy while we were still in corporate suits in Long Beach. Bacchus was born a wine dog, before we were destined to be winemakers. She was at our side for every vine planted, grape picked, and wine bottled. Our girl loved to ride shotgun in the truck and could sense things we never saw coming — the most loving and loyal dog anyone could ever ask for.” See ampeloscellars.net and shadowsfund.org. — Matt Kettmann
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Former native residents of Santa Barbara, William (Bill) Morris Irvine and Nancy Mecham Irvine, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in January 2017. They were married in Las Vegas, NV on 1/12/1947 and moved to the northwest in 2007. Nancy was the proprietor of the San Marcos Garden Cafe and Catering by Nancy. Bill served as the captain of many tall ships and was a fixture in the SB Harbor. Bill and Nancy have three children, Timothy, Sharie and Holly who were raised in Santa Barbara, 5 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
David Wiesner, Fish Girl (detail), pg. 168-169, 2016. Watercolor and ink line on paper. Courtesy of the artist. Nancy and Bill 1947
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From the usually unseen microscopic intricacy of a butterfly wing forming in its caterpillar’s cocoon to the hairs on the eyes of a bumblebee, National Geographic photographer Anand Varma loves to investigate worlds that “exist kind of at the edge of our perceptual abilities,” he says. “It’s not necessarily that an insect is a more interesting subject than a bird or a fish or elephant, but photographing it has a special kind of reward: You get to see something that your eye couldn’t see before.” This Sunday at UCSB’s Campbell Hall, Varma will join bat expert Rodrigo Medellín in a UCSB Arts & Lectures presentation titled Beauty and the Bizarre: Hummingbirds, Bees, Bats and Zombie Parasites. Varma and Medellín will discuss their work studying bats in Mexico, and Varma will discuss other aspects of the world around us too small, too fast, or too slow for the human eye. Medellín, Varma says, is so enthusiastic about bats he can “make you fall in love with this subject.” Varma will share his enthusiasm for parasites to the audience, which was actually inspired by a UCSB graduate friend who encouraged his pursuit of parasite research. Varma’s very favorite lives in the waters off UCSB: a barnacle parasite that infects sheep crabs by feminizing the male hosts and laying eggs in
Looking into Microscopic Worlds
them. “All of these parasites have blown my mind in a different way in terms of their ability to shape the bodies and minds of their hosts,” he said. “But that story as a whole kind of changed how I thought about the world.” Witness what he and Medellín have seen beyond the ordinary eye, and prepare to have your mind blown, too. Beauty and the Bizarre: Hummingbirds, Bees, Bats and Zombie Parasites is at UCSB’s Campbell Hall on Sunday, March 5, at 3 p.m. Call 893-3535 or visit artsandlectures .sa.ucsb.edu. —RD
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and millennia upon millennia there have been earthquakes here — the rock defines Santa Barbara. Stones are the passage of history, with us involved in it.” The pair, who have also designed regional rocks such as the commemorative plaque for the Natural History Museum’s Towbes Family Bridge, want the piece to be open-endedly interactive. Providing no explanation beyond a date, the artists hope the piece sparks some imaginations (though the rocks are also specifically designed to discourage climbing). Indeed, it’s with this sort of interactive blank canvas of nature aesthetics that the artists thrive, as in 2016’s “Tulle Falls,” a projected waterfall and pond presented at Isla Vista’s Lightworks that got children and adults alike playing with the faux falls. “We like to give them an experience; we don’t tell them what to think,” Cochran said. If anything, “it’s a little bit mean,” Smith says. “Art doesn’t have to be a pleasant thing. What I would actually love to have happen is for people to feel like the ground underneath them is unstable; it’s a bizarre way of raising awareness.” To that end, emergency professionals will be on site during the ribbon cutting to underscore the cost of earthquakes. The sculpture shows “how fragile everything is,” Cochran says. For a town that famously changes slowly, if at all, the artists are reminding us that not even beach resorts are immune to that passage of time. “Even stone breaks. It’s entropic; our life here is not permanent. This kind of shows you that it all changes in an instant, and we can rebuild, as well,” Smith said. “Nothing is written in stone.” — Richie DeMaria
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Jardin de las Granadas, the park on Anapamu opposite the old public library entrance. Tonight, on Thursday, March 2, the city will unveil a new public art piece designed to rock the small park, with a ribbon cutting courtesy of Mayor Helene Schneider. Titled “1925” in reference to the year an earthquake devastated and ultimately shaped the Spanish Colonial look of Santa Barbara as we know it today, the piece was designed by sculptor Kym Cochran and visual and projection artist Jonathan PJ Smith, and commissioned by Santa Barbara Beautiful and the Santa Barbara County Office of Arts & Culture. The piece is slated to stand as a temporary reminder of change and transformation BOULDER BUDDIES: “The beauty of what I do is it can mimic any shape for residents and visitors alike. you want,” says Kym Cochran. The rocks “geologically represent S.B. — The piece “1925” consists the piece looks into the deep and near past, and the present itself,” says Johnathan PJ Smith. of four mock boulders, each slightly more crumbled and degraded than the last. Like frames in a the rocks to the tune of Vernon Dalhart’s movie, we see the first rock poised in a state 1925 song “The Santa Barbara Earthquake,” of wholeness, with the second and third a big hit in its time. Smith, who hails from England initially, stones successively more broken than the last. In the fourth representation, it rests was struck by the precarious nature of our chipped, chopped, and new. Cochran, a climes when he moved here 30 years ago. South Korean native who has designed rock “Santa Barbara is very disaster-prone. Where sculptures for Disneyland and the Baltimore I come from in England, there’s nothing, Aquarium, among many others, created the absolutely nothing — since I’ve been here, carefully sculpted pieces with steel rebar, it’s been floods, huge winds, fires in the lathe, and a cement mixture. The pair opted mountains, earthquakes,” he said. Inspiration for a darker shade than our native sandstone came in part as he walked in the mountains colors, which they felt would be too tonally recently, where he beheld fallen sandstone neutral and too atmospherically familiar to that no doubt would have fallen in a simicatch any eyes. On opening night, Smith will lar fashion during that famous quake. “The project vintage images of devastation upon earthquake in 1925 affected the entire area,
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Every now and then, a mega-famous rock star such as Steven Tyler calls you up and tells you they need you to play keyboard at an Aerosmith show in Istanbul in 48 hours. This very thing happens, at least, when you’re someone like Buck Johnson, the über-talented pianist and synth player who will play a mix of originals and covers at The Red Piano on Tuesday, March 7, at 8 p.m. In a matter of hours, the Alabama native found himself playing for 20,000 people in Sofia, Bulgaria (the Istanbul show having been canceled due to a miningdisaster-related riot), with his “feet to the fire,” barely a night’s sleep to his name. “I seriously thought I was still dreaming,” he said. He had practiced for this but was a little nervous. “I just Buck Johnson didn’t want to mess up ‘I plays The Red piano Don’t Want to Miss a Thing’ (519 State St.) on tueSday, in front of 20,000 people.” MaRch 7, aT 8 p.M. Talking to him, though, See theredpianosb.com. it can be hard to imagine Johnson being nervous, or ego-inflated for that matter, about the gig. For the Southern solo rocker and Aerosmith touring keyboardist who grew up singing church harmonies with his family, music is a communal thing — less about the individual, more about the group. “It was all harmonies, and all parts were important — if someone wasn’t there, you’d take their part,” he said. “Singing with others, it’s a special thing; it’s the instrument that comes from within. When you’re singing with others, you’re breathing the same breath.” Those are fitting words for The Red Piano, where sing-alongs are encouraged. He did find a lot of inspiration when singing with Steven Tyler. While “he runs around stage for two hours like a teenager,” Johnson says, “there’s a whole lot more going on: the way he phrases stuff, his intonation, his attention to detail.” Johnson is also a solo artist of his own merit, and his new album, Enjoy the Ride, cowritten with hit producer/ songwriter Charlie Midnight, shows why he earned the admiration of the rock titans, with his dedication to Southern country-rock craft. “Writing and producing my own songs, or producing and mixing other artists, it all works together,” said Johnson. “It’s very fulfilling to be a part of the art at each step.” — RD
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hen it comes to the farce of thwarted adultery, no one does it—or should that be “nearly does it”? — better than the French. Georges Feydeau, the prolific author who perfected theater’s kookiest comic genre, was known for his amorous adventures, but his best-loved characters tend to fall short of their adulterous goals, much to everyone’s amusement, in and out of the play. This weekend, the Theatre Group at Santa Barbara JEALOUS MUCH? From left, Addison Clarke, Sean Jackson, Pacomio Sun, and Courtney City College will present Feydeau’s Schwass work things out in the Theatre Group at SBCC’s A Flea in Her Ear. best known work, the 1907 classic A Flea in Her Ear, in a recent translation by the brilliant innuendo” but goes on to specify that, in the true sex farce tradition, “everything almost happens, but then American playwright David Ives. Judging by the work Ives has done on some earlier nothing really does.” The cast is led by Sean Jackson in a French comedies, in particular The Liar by Pierre dual role, and the spectacular set—always a key element Corneille, this ought to in these action-packed comedies—is by Patricia Frank. ClassIC FrenCh FarCe be a perfect match. Ives Pamela Shaw has whipped up some glamorous French gets a neW translatIon has a shrewd command fashions, including not one but two French maid outfits. of idiom and timing that Expect naughtiness sans vulgarity and expert stagecraft by Charles Donelan makes him an ideal inter- in the service of situations that rapidly become compreter of these witty, fast- pletely absurd. If the nonsense of contemporary reality paced evenings full of misidentification and absurd has gotten you down, then A Flea in Her Ear ought to be behavior. R. Michael Gros, who is directing this produc- just the thing to wipe away those alternative-fact blues tion, calls the play “a fractured fairy tale with plenty of and put a silly smile of pure pleasure on your face. A Flea in Her Ear plays at SBCC’s Garvin Theatre through March 18, with a preview tonight, March 2, at 7:30 p.m. For tickets and information, call 965-5935 or visit theatregroupsbcc.com.
t’s the not-so-distant future and apocalypse has struck. There’s no alternating current anymore, and all those devices that used to plug in are defunct. Batteries and other necessary supplies are scarce, and people bargain for them by reciting whatever lines they can remember from their favorite television programs from the days before the great lights-out. This is the premise of Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play, which opens at UCSB’s Studio Theater this weekend. I’m guessing that if you are reading this, and you have paid attention to the play’s title, you already know that the show that this particular group of people goes around reciting is The Simpsons. In fact, it’s even more specific than that, as the characters are mostly familiar with one specific episode, the great Season 5 episode “Cape Feare,” which features Sideshow Bob as a homicidal maniac obsessed with killing Bart Simpson. With loads of cinematic references to both Cape Fear films and beyond, along with the famous rake gag, and plenty of Gilbert & Sullivan sung by Kelsey Grammer as Sideshow Bob, you have the makings of a top 10 Mr. Burns: all-time Simpsons A Post-electric PlAy ImagInes a World WIthout PoWer episode, and of one that many people cite as their absolute by Charles Donelan favorite. But what is it doing in a postapocalyptic play at UCSB? For playwright Anne Washburn, it was an opportunity to play around with the idea of a show that’s based on people’s memories of TV, and to push that idea well beyond any reasonable set of expectations. According to director Tom Whitaker, she succeeded, as the play
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is a three-act extravaganza that begins in a realistic style, shifts to an improvisational theater mode in Act Two, and winds up as a myth-driven musical in the third. Whitaker has eight of the best singers and actors at UCSB lined up as these post-electric thespians as well as Jon Nathan organizing the music and Christina McCarthy choreographing the show. For fans of contemporary theater, this is a chance to see the kind of freewheeling postmodernism that one would typically have to travel to New York or Los Angeles to see. Plus, it’s The Simpsons, dammit!
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pera Santa Barbara takes a walk on serious because it is “an allegory of the cycle the wild side this weekend with two of life.” “The Vixen symbolizes freedom and performances of Leoš Janáček’s The independence,” Protopapas said.“She escapes Cunning Little Vixen. Loosely based from the Forester and becomes a rabbleon an early-20th-century Czech comic strip rouser among the other creatures, but she that featured a wily female fox named Vixen remains a misfit, unable to belong completely to either the human or the Sharp-Ears, the opera has animal world.” become a favorite of contemporary audiences for “It’s a funny thing,” said its stirring combination Protopapas.“The Forester of a beast fable allegory spends the whole opera in the libretto and lush chasing the Vixen, but romanticism in the score. they are only onstage Soprano Isabel Bayraktogether for something darian stars as Vixen like two minutes.” As a by Charles Donelan Sharp-Ears and is joined way of further speculating by an outstanding cast on this, he added that “the that includes mezzo Lauren McNeese as her two main characters never meet in Acts Two mate Fox Goldenstripe, David Kravitz as and Three, but it is the Forester’s search for the Forester who pursues her, and UCSB’s the Vixen that moves the whole story ahead. Benjamin Brecher in the dual roles of the It’s kind of like what happens in Moby-Dick, Schoolmaster and Mosquito. where everything becomes subordinated to Composed late in Janáček’s career, The Ahab’s search for the white whale. The Vixen Vixen has several ambitious segments that signifies the Forester’s search for meaning.” expand the range of operatic performance to Although in true operatic fashion, it’s not a include not only ballet but also a wide variety happy ending, there is a note of redemption of animal behaviors as portrayed by the prin- in the way that life goes on and new generacipals and by a children’s chorus acting as the tions come to supplant the elders who have creatures of the forest. been lost. For Opera Santa Barbara Artistic Director Expect dancing dragonflies, a talking frog, Kostis Protopapas, the decision to program and an adorable litter of singing fox cubs this particular work was an easy one, as he from The Cunning Little Vixen, but don’t told me that “it has always been a favorite” come looking for any Disney-style softening of his and Vixen Sharp-Ears is “a signature of nature’s wild kingdom. This forest can be role for Isabel [Bayrakdarian].” The beauti- red in tooth and claw as well as cuddly, and ful duets between the Vixen and her lover the Vixen gets up to some genuine mischief. Goldenstripe pair the soprano and mezzo- In the end, however, it is Janáček’s trust in soprano voices in a way that Protopapas sees nature and feeling for his beloved Czech as “almost an homage to the presentation of countryside that provides this fable with its the rose in Strauss’s Rosenkavalier.” The story moral, which is that for humans and animals is “playful,” according to the maestro, but also alike, life dances on.
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his Thursday-Saturday, March 2-4, Santa Barbara will become its own little New Orleans, as the Santa Barbara Jazz Festival Redux spices up our little slice of paradise with blocks of live music and cultural events. The multi-venue event rebirths the beachside fest that dissolved in the early ’00s, and various venues throughout the downtown, Funk Zone, and Lagoon District areas will host more than 30 bands, a second-line procession and fête, a youth jazz showcase, and much more. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the nonprofit Notes for Notes and the Dos Pueblos High School Jazz Fest. “S.B. lends itself to a great place for a jazz fest,” said festival director Warner Anderson. For a full lineup, visit sbjazzfestivalredux.nightout.com.
TINY UNIVERSE, BIG SOUND: Headlining the festival on Friday, March 3, at 9 p.m. at SOhO Restaurant & Music Club (1221 State St.) is Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, the rocking jazz-funk act fronted by the impressively zesty saxophonist. Denson just disembarked from a tour with The Rolling Stones and is known as much for his super high-energy covers of acts such as Prince and The White Stripes as he is for his own compositions. His most recent solo album, New Ammo, is fittingly named, as his eruptive, energetic, ecstatic pieces are the musical equivalent of cartoon TNT barrels at the end of their fuse, vibrantly explosive. “I’m trying to make people dance, first and foremost,” said Denson of his combustible compositions, which even carry names like “Grenadiers” and are often more akin to rock songs than traditional jazz. There’s certainly invention happening behind the sheen of the scene, as he enjoys “creating structures that are inventive and challenging enough for me when I’m playing it.” He very much appreciates the more “intellectual element” of contemporaries like Kamasi Washington — “What he’s doing is very courageous” — and credits the avant-garde works of visionaries like John Coltrane as steering him clear of saxophone sappiness. “John Coltrane saved me from smooth jazz,” he said. As saxophonists go, Denson is as piercingly invigorating as they come; now the test comes in perfecting his songwriting and refining the live set. He’s bringing more “ebb and flow to the set, taking a little bit of the muscularity out,” he said.
karl denSon’S Tiny UniverSe, Second-line proceSSion, kaTrina docUmenTary parT of feSTiviTieS by Richie DeMaria “Sometimes you want to be able to hit people over the head, but sometimes you want to be able to massage them.” He’s pumped to play in S.B., a city he really enjoys and one that has potential to challenge his theory that “the closer you get to the beach, the less people get interested in art.” He hopes the S.B. Jazz Fest brings the beachcombers in to the venues for some incredible dancing. “S.B., get off the beach, and get involved in art,” he said. PROCEED TO PARTY: On Saturday, March 4, a procession will head from the James Joyce (513 State St.) to SBCAST (513 Garden St.) for an all-day party, starting at 11 a.m. Contemporary art enthusiasts, take note: There will be a special meet and greet with Peter A. Bradley, who is March’s artist in residence at the Squire Foundation, the S.B.-based arts outreach and education foundation. The lively occasion will render State Street into a small-scale New Orleans, complete with music from Spencer & The Wedding Band and dancing from La Boheme, both in the parade and as part of a choreographed piece at 2 p.m. Everyone is invited to join in on the parade, which will feature “festive costumes, umbrellas, masks, and waving scarfs,” said La Boheme’s founder and director, Teresa Kuskey Nowak. “The only requirement and choreography is a little strut in your step, and a whole lot of soul.” Spencer will be marching with a big brass band and said that everyone and anyone who plays brass is invited to join in, too. For him, the procession has a powerful meaning. “Spirit is La Boheme leading this procession, I believe — the idea that
the players and participants are all one and the same, celebrating life and death — in this case, mostly life,” he said. Also joining the tasty musical stew will be a whole gumbo’s worth of diverse, locally grown ingredients in the form of Santa Barbara standouts such as the Montecito Jazz Project (12:15pm), Bryan Titus Trio (2:15pm), the Rent Party Blues Band (3:15pm), the Big Whoo (4:15pm), and DJ Darla Bea (5:30pm), and also, for those who missed them, the übertalented Jazz Villains, the teenaged band who kick things off at 11:30 a.m. REMEMBER KATRINA: The S.B. Jazz Fest will also honor the natural disaster that devastated New Orleans, and the music scene that blossomed in its wake, with a screening of One Note at a Time at The Sandbox (414 Olive St.) on Thursday, March 2, at 8 p.m. Filmed over the course of four years, this documentary pays homage to the musicians who returned to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina to resuscitate the city’s lively music scene. It also tells the story of the New Orleans Musicians’ Assistance Fund, whose mission is to keep New Orleans’s culture alive through social services and outreach. A portion of the night’s proceeds will benefit the film’s Indigogo campaign. REAL GOOD TIME: Willie Nelson’s son, Lukas Nelson, and his touring band will put on a high-energy performance of selfproclaimed “cowboy hippie surf rock” for an unforgettable show on Saturday, March 4, at 9 p.m. at SOhO. The band continues to support its 2016 album, Something Real, which was recorded at the Westerfeld House in San Francisco. n
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by Richie DeMaria
SPRING’S SOON TO SPRING: Ah, spring — we are in for a lovely one this year, if the outstandingly green expanses of our paradise are any indication. After some very dry years, it’s nice to see S.B. looking so verdant. In tune with the heliotropic nature of humans and flowers, concerts are a-blooming in the weeks ahead, both in the usual venues and with some big music festivities like the soon-to-come Starry Nites Festival and Lucidity turning our heads toward sunny outdoor soundscapes. Keep your eyes on future issues for further information, where we will dive deep into the delights of spring. GHOSTS AND GIRLS: Until then, for concerts this week, SOhO Restaurant & Music Club (1221 State St.) sure has more than its fair bouquet’s share of beauties. Besides hosting the S.B. Jazz Festival Redux — see page 53— they are also welcoming to town one of hip-hop’s biggest names in the form of Ghostface Killah, who emerges from the shadowy secret chambers of his Wu-Tang Clan on Wednesday, March 8, at 8 p.m. As solo careers go, few artists in any genre have thrived like Ghostface, who has continued as one of hip-hop’s most gifted storytellers in solo efforts like Ironman, Supreme Clientele, and Fishscale. The days seem glorious for Ghostface, who is calling this most recent tour The Glorious Days Tour. He’s working on a sequel to Supreme Clientele and also steering the Wu-Tang ship in place of RZA, who handed Killah the creative control baton. It should be an exciting show, one that you surely shouldn’t ghost from, in the parlance of our times. Also at SOhO, another prolific performer will pop on by, when Hayley Kiyoko plays with Flor on Sunday, March 5. Doors open at 7 p.m. Having begun her starry life in the buoyant scenes of Disney television movies, she has in more recent years made a name of her own with sing-along anthems like “Girls Like Girls,” a refreshingly awesome and matter-of-fact bit of LGBTQ-pride pop in a normative radio world.
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The Seasons of
Vivaldi & Piazzolla Nir Kabaretti, Conductor
OTHERWISE KNOWN AS SEA JELLIES: Sometimes, we all would rather be left to our left-alone selves, and would inject a poisonous venom into the annoyers and haters in our midst if we had the tentacles to do so. Some, like Laura Stevenson, have guitar strings instead of barbs, such as on her catchy altrock single “Jellyfish,” and you can join her in rocking away the unwanted company in upbeat fashion when she plays Funzone (226 S. Milpas St.) on Tuesday, March 7, at 8 p.m., with S.B.’s acoustical Cave Babies (the eternal Josh “Hoshwa” Redman) and ukulele-playing Chloe Danger. GET ON THE LENNON BUS: While we may have a few reasons to fear that our children’s educations are under dire threat from either powers or persuasions that be, here’s a little story to help you regain some faith in the education system. On Tuesday, February 28, La Colina Junior High students recorded an original song on The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus with mentor and Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Amy Holland. Students and education officials formed a human peace sign before embarking on the state-ofthe-art mobile audio, video, and live production facility, now in its 20th year of touring the country thanks in part to the efforts of Yoko Ono Lennon. Holland joined Donna Ronzone, S.B. Unified School District’s director of Visual and Performing Arts, and Shannon Saleh, La Colina’s theater and music director, in giving students a module on songwriting. Last year, Holland released her album Light on My Path, on which she duetted with husband Michael McDonald and their son, Dylan McDonald. What better lessons are there to learn than peace, love, and harmony? I can’t imagine n any others.
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There is nothing compared to experiencing Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons live. The Symphony celebrates the seasons with a magical combination of this work and Piazzolla’s Tango inspired The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires. We conclude the concert with Haydn’s dramatic Symphony 101, described as pure heartfelt joy. Soloist: Philippe Quint, violin Fabulous seats from $29 Student tickets $10 Adults ages 20-29 $20 with ID Principal Concert Sponsor
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HH11 Dance Festival
hen the forces of nature tore into the city with a weekend of torrential rainstorms, Santa Barbara dance lovers waded through town with matching ferocity to witness this year’s stellar lineup at the HH11 Dance Festival, filing into Center Stage Theater February 16-19 for four days of performances from more than 200 dancers across the states and overseas. The festival’s underlying goal of exposing audiences to myriad disciplines and approaches was in full effect with each distinctive twohour program, serving up a thoughtful collection of works from contemporary ballet (Feledi János’s quietly At Center Stage beautiful In the Course Theater, Thu.-Sun., of Time) to classic Indian Feb. 16-19. (Kiruthika Rathanaswami’s intricate handwork in Thillana.) Beyond genres, this year’s festival also offered up a satisfying balance of comedic relief and political statement, adding a palpable nuance to the classic adage of movement as metaphor. Highlights included Ashley Kohler-Reynolds’s pulsating dexterity in Here Again, Lyndsay Lewis’s elbow-thrusting and satisfyingly visceral This Digging Reminds You, the orderly disorder of Weslie Ching’s brilliant
A bold tribute to the human need for storytelling and art-making in traumatic times.
The Entirety of Us, Mauricio Vera’s touching homage to his South American roots in the cueca-inspired Dear Childhood …, and the debut of SBCC Dance Company member Daisy Mohrman, whose range and passion illuminated no fewer than four distinguishing dance works. The festival culminated with Irishia Hubbard’s Southern-rooted study of the body politic in Sacred Matters, where history and unrelenting hope swirled against a gratifying soundtrack by Wynton Marsalis. As all 13 dancers raised their arms in a fortifying gesture of unification, the message of dance as a beacon for social change became resoundingly clear and undeniably relevant. — Ninette Paloma
tHe Devil’s Music: tHe liFe anD Blues oF Bessie sMitH
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s great performers of the past go, Bessie Smith would have to be among the most challenging to recreate. Her immensely powerful voice remains one of the most memorable instruments in early jazz, comparable in impact to the sound of Louis Armstrong’s trumpet. And her personality? Again, like Pops, Bessie projected so many things, such a kaleidoscope of attitudes and emotions, from stone-cold cynicism of the lewdest sort to intense, ecstatic vulnerability, that she would seem At the Rubicon Theatre, impossible to capture Sat., Feb. 25. Shows through a contemthrough Mar. 12. porary performance. Although it is a great challenge, having seen Miche Braden in The Devil’s Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith at the Rubicon on Saturday, February 25, I know it can be done and done well. Bessie Smith lives again in this performance, in all her ragged, tipsy glory, and Braden sings the music with a perfect balance between purity and grit. Accompanied (and then some) by a three-piece jazz combo, Braden por& entertainment trays Smith relaxing in a “buffet flat,” which was
Miche Braden as Bessie Smith
a private apartment where food, liquor, and other things were available after hours. Over frequent swigs from her collection of silver flasks, Smith reminisces about the hardships of life on the road, the excitement of making it big, her struggles with men, and her affairs with women. In lesser hands, the narrative might have become either condescending or obscure, but playwright Angelo Parra and director Joe Brancato know what they are doing, and the result is a clear and compelling story rife with enough specific detail to satisfy the most knowledgeable of historians. With its bawdy jokes and innuendo-laden horseplay, The Devil’s Music might not be for everyone, but like its subject, the great Bessie Smith, for many it will be just the thing to chase your troubles away. — Charles Donelan
hat happens in tragedy? At the level of plot, such familiar formulas as “a reversal of fortune” or “a fall from on high” might seem adequate descriptions, but beyond that, in a real tragedy, there’s always something bigger going on, a sense that something sacred has been profaned, that a trust that can never be At Westmont College’s restored was breached, Porter Theatre, and that society will Fri., Feb. 24. Shows have to live in the resultthrough Mar. 4. ing fallen state from now on. In Westmont College’s excellent new production of Federico García Lorca’s Blood Wedding, the sense of de-consecration is there from the outset, and evident even in the title. A June wedding? Great. A destination wedding? Sure. Even a small wedding, well, okay. But a “blood” wedding? No thanks! In this Blood Wedding, the sacrament of marriage is riddled with as many holes as the exquisite lace dress Anna Telfer wears as the Bride. The problem is worse than just that the Bride is not in love with the Groom (Ben Thomas); there’s also some unfinished love business with the brooding and passionate (and married) Leonardo (Troy Chimuma). Yuri Okahana’s ingenious set design employs
Anna Telfer and Troy Chimuma
multiple sliding screens to open and close on three distinct layers of action in the blocking that director Mitchell Thomas has created. Silent actors can be seen moving in counterpoint to the speakers downstage, their gestures and attitudes sometimes reflecting what’s happening in front, and at others contradicting it. The technique takes some getting used to, but for certain scenes, such as the wedding reception, it’s perfect. Later, when the device becomes integrated into the Groom’s frantic search for his missing Bride, it takes on a more profound meaning, suggesting that the social and the subconscious aspects of this mythic drama may somehow be one in the same. — CD
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ast Saturday, the walls of the Arlington pulsated with the excitement of more than 1,000 folks who gathered to watch the 10 finalists of Santa Barbara’s Teen Star vie for vocal sovereignty. Teen Star offers young At the Arlington singers an opportunity to Theatre, Sat., compete against their peers Feb. 25. in a format akin to American Idol with the winner receiving myriad prizes including a $1,000 scholarship from the S.B. Bowl Foundation and a recording session with On the Wave productions. This year’s hopefuls, who came from schools throughout Santa Barbara County, performed songs from myriad genres and showed impressive vocal chops. Contestants took the stage one by one, sang their song, and then received feedback from the celebrity judges—Grammy Award winner Kenny Loggins, K-LITE deejay and news director Catherine Remak, and PCPA’s casting director Erik Stein — who offered thoughtful, important feedback to the teens.
Teen Star winner Nolan Montgomery (center)
Ranging in age from 12 to 17 years old, the finalists wowed with singing skills, which belied their tender ages. After impressive turns by all of the contestants, three were chosen—Hunter Hawkins (Laguna Blanca), Nolan Montgomery (Dos Pueblos), and Rachel Guron (Cabrillo High) — to move to the final round based on the judges’ and audience members’ votes. All three nailed their performances, making choosing a winner difficult. In the end, the title of Teen Star 2017 went deservedly to Montgomery. It was a thrilling night filled with amazing music sung by an incredibly talented group. — Michelle Drown
SociaL DiStortioN The Independent Years: 1983-2004
ike Ness and Social Distortion are an integral part of SoCal music culture — from the band’s punk origins in Fullerton to Ness’s eventual emergence as the straightahead guy who tells it like it is in personal yet universal country- and bluestinged rock songs that have touched the hearts and souls of folks everywhere, working class and otherwise. This box set presents
Social D’s best Time Bomb Recordings work: debut LP Mommy’s Little Monster, second LP Prison Bound, sixth LP Sex, Love and Rock ‘n’ Roll (a tribute to the late Dennis Danell), and the Mainliner B-sides/singles compilation — all on colored vinyl; plus a limited-edition lithograph of Skelly signed by Ness. Oh, yes! (Social Distortion plays a sold-out show at The Majestic Ventura Theater on Tue., Mar. 7, at 8pm). — Sean Mageean
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Playground Becomes Battleground in HBO’s Limited Series
SMALL SCREEN, BIG LIES: Reese Witherspoon stars in HBo’s new limited series.
Big Little Lies, as craftily conveyed and telegraphed in last Sunday’s debut episodes, layers in the added, insideout, mixed chronology tactic of a story with knotty, Rashomon-like maze of angles on what happened and by whom, as well as speculations on the why of it all. So what did happen? We’re not sure yet, but the cryptic crime scene setting of the opening and the pithy title of the episode fills us in on at least one discernible fact: “Somebody’s Dead.” At the risk of over-playing the TV-versus-cinema cultural face-off, Big Little Lies runs deliciously counter to the generally more one-dimensional nature of television, with its various attitudes and seriocomic airs. The blunt force of the episode’s title, for instance, also serves as a winking suggestion that however dark the proceedings might get, there are blackly comic touches lining the way, in a way not unrelated to the mystery death in David Lynch’s alt-classic Twin Peaks (who did kill Laura Palmer?). Last Sunday’s episode,“Serious Mothering,” extended the continuing saga of the perils of parenting, and the twisted fighting/carnal patterns of Kidman and her volatile husband (Alexander Skarsgård) further suggest that all is not pacific in Monterey (lending a taste of what we endured via the tawdry Santa Barbara soap opera). As we’re led into the labyrinthine cast of characters making up the show, the sum effect is a kind of mesmerizing mosaic on terms at once realistic, soap operatic, and atmospheric, coated with the kind of textured visual and narrative scheming we used to expect only in darkened theaters. Yes, somebody’s dead, and something is alive and luring us back for more. — Josef Woodard
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ith deserved hype and promotional preamble to pave the way, Big Little Lies — featuring the powerhouse triumvirate of Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, and Shailene Woodley — hit the HBO ground running with a teasingly enticing opening episode. As an early field report, at least for this viewer, the seven-episode “limited series” has already earned that golden ticket in the serialization game: The hook is in, and the game is on. Based on the book by Liane Moriarty, the show is an artfully conjured melodramatic maze on the general theme of elementary-school dynamics in Monterey, teeming with backbiting and the heightened ambition of contemporary goal-lusty and college-track-minded parenting, with presumably innocent young children caught in the cross fire. Catty parents, ostracized children, and paranoid suspicions abound, and as more than one parent exclaims when recounting the dirty deeds and sentiments leading up to the story’s mystery catastrophe,“The battle lines were drawn … .” This playground-as-battleground scenario manages to be both true to life and a theatrical conceit, with at least slightly guilty-pleasurable entertainment values in the margins. To twist a phrase, the new show follows a “big/little”screen dichotomy (if it even qualifies as a dichotomy anymore) as yet another entry in the continuing and evolving saga of cinematic values and artists moving fluidly from one medium to the other. Witherspoon, Kidman, and Woodley (of The Divergent sci-fi survivalist series and Snowden fame) are most familiar to us from our trips to the “real” movieplex, and Québécois director Jean-Marc Vallée comes to the television landscape with the imprimatur and cinematic sensibilities of having directed Dallas Buyer’s Club and Wild (a showpiece for Witherspoon). From a different angle, the project’s creator and first episode writer David E. Kelley, by counter-directional contrast, is a veteran of the TV slipstream, with a showography including The Practice, Ally McBeal, Boston Public, and Boston Legal, who, in this case, flexes his vision into a more cinematic canvas. Part of that process involves relying on his skill with story structures based on multiple storylines and characters, but compressed into the tighter framework of a limited seven-episode series, which could be viewed as a seven-hour film (much as the recent TV winner, Goliath, was an eighthour, eight-episode drama of criminal intrigue and corporate malfeasance).
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March 8, 2017 / 4 p.m. / Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall FREE UCSB students / $5 non-UCSB students / $10 general
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March 10, 2017 / 7:30 p.m. / Trinity Episcopal Church (1500 State St.) $5 UCSB students / $10 non-UCSB students / $15 general
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March 13, 2017 / 7:30 p.m. / Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall FREE UCSB students / $5 non-UCSB students / $10 general
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March 15, 2017 / 7:30 p.m. / Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall FREE UCSB students / $5 non-UCSB students / $10 general
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March 16, 2017 / 4 p.m. / Karl Geiringer Hall Admission is free Kong: Skull Island
Before I Fall (99 mins., PG-13) Based on the 2010 novel of the same name by Lauren Oliver, a young woman (Zoey Deutch) is fated to repeatedly live the last day of her life until she can unravel the mystery of her own death and, in the process, learn about everything in her life that she has taken for granted. Camino Real/Fiesta 5
Kong: Skull Island (120 mins., PG-13) This film, which is the second installment of Legendary’s MonsterVerse series (2014’s Godzilla being the first), tells the story of a group belonging to the secret organization known as Monarch that sets out to find the mysterious island that is thought to be the home of new species, one of which is King Kong. Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, and John Goodman star. Camino Real (Opens Thu., Mar. 9)
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March 16, 2017 / 7:30 p.m. / Karl Geiringer Hall FREE UCSB students / $5 non-UCSB students / $10 general
March 17, 2017 / 7:30 p.m. / Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall FREE UCSB students / $5 non-UCSB students / $10 general
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The timely, emotionally charged, and humorous Broadway play about two nuclear arms negotiators during the Cold War Final Weekend!
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a&e | film & TV CoNt’d fRoM p. 59 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
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Loss and love propel Lion, in which a 5-year-old boy falls asleep on a decomW I N N E R W I N N E R BEST SCREENPLAY BEST ACTOR missioned train and ends up 900 miles NATIONAL BOARD CANNES OF REVIEW FILM FESTIVAL from his village in rural India. Surviving the hellish streets of Calcutta and a dodgy orphanage, the boy gets adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty years –A.O. SCOTT, later, Saroo (portrayed by a soulful, WRITTEN AND DIRECTED melodramatic Dev Patel) goes lookBY ASGHAR FARHADI 2-TIME ACADEMY AWARD ing for his birth mother with the aid WINNING DIRECTOR of Google Earth. Based on a true story, the movie is both timely (80,000 chilShowtimes for March 3-9 dren go missing in India each year) and timeless (a perfect cinematic depiction 98% As of 2/15/17 of every mother’s worst nightmare). Alternating between heartbreaking and hopeful, Lion is deeply moving. The cast includes Nicole Kidman and Rooney Mara. (HDK) Paseo Nuevo
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O The Salesman (125 mins., PG-13) In this deft and very slow-brewing thriller-style tale, an Iranian production of Death of a Salesman intersects, in disarming ways, with real-world goings-on. The artifice and mythos of theater (with which the director, Asghar Farhad— Farhad who won Oscars for both this film and 2011’s The Separation — has had serious dealings) and “real life” cross-reference each other, but in ways we’d never see in Hollywood. (JW) Fiesta 5
Table 19 (97 mins., PG-13) In this comedy, Eloise McGarry (Anna Kendrick) attends her friend’s wedding, only to find herself seated at a table for guests who the hosts invited halfheartedly and hoped wouldn’t attend.
NOW SHOWiNG Fifty Shades Darker (115 mins., R) Maybe it was the change in directors or the significantly better chemistry between Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) and Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) that made this sequel more enjoyable than the original. Still, the Fifty Shades film franchise fails to capture any sort of authentic emotion because of its unrealistic circumstances, such as how Grey survives a helicopter crash at Mt. Hood and returns home the same night. While it was great to see Steele stick up for herself more, this film offers hardly any insight or clarity into why she decides to stay with a man who attempts to control her. We do learn more about Grey’s past and why he is the way he is, but it’s still difficult to sympathize with him because his backstory is too complex to understand unless you’ve read the book. I recommend Fifty Shades Darker for its steamy, erotic sex scenes and large romantic gestures, but be prepared for two hours of dull, meaningless drama. (SM) Fairview Get Out (103 mins., R) Race relations become the stuff of horror when a young African-American man (Lakeith Stanfield) visits his white girlfriend’s prejudiced family in this film directed by Jordan Peele. Metro 4
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This is a sequel in the most direct sense, taking place within weeks of the original as the titular character retrieves the last item stolen from him: his car. It’s a wonderful reintroduction into just what kind of world— world and what kind of movie — John Wick operates in. This go-around, John is forced into diving into the world of assassins once more to satisfy a debt. There are, of course, high-octane car scenes, intense and brutal action pieces, and obvious yet deep betrayals along the way. Once again, Keanu Reeves shows us what he is good at: the brooding, reluctant hero who must use a “particular set of skills” to get what he wants. The music is fantastic, the choreography solid, and, most importantly, the film knows what it is: action at its finest. (JT) Fiesta 5
O La La Land
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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
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Rock Dog (80 mins., PG) This computer-animated feature follows a Tibetan mastiff named Bodi (Luke Wilson) who leaves his village high on the white peaks of Snow Mountain, where music is forbidden, to pursue a career in rock ’n’ roll in the big city.
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The Shack (132 mins., PG) This faith-based drama is about a father (Sam Worthington) struggling to find hope in life after the unexpected death of his daughter. He is beckoned to the site of her murder deep in the Oregon wilderness, where he encounters a trio of strangers led by a woman named Papa (Octavia Spencer).
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“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 dif 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)
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The Lego Movie of 2014 was a surprise smash hit with children and adults alike. Audiences were enamored of the catchy tunes, spectacularly nostalgic concepts, and stellar animation and voice acting. The follow-up, or rather spin-off, The Lego Batman Movie is a well-executed follow-through on most of what made the original so successful. This time, the live-action bits are cut out and the story lives entirely in the realm of fiction: Batman’s fictional Gotham to be exact. As our hero deals with his storied villains, he must also deal with commitment issues and the meaning of family. The reverence with which the directors handle the Batman lore in all of its absurdity shows a care that only fans of the series could pull off. Even if you never saw The Lego Movie, take it upon yourself to visit the theaters for this one. (JT)
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a&e | Rob bRezsny’s fRee will astRology week of maRch 2 ARIES (Mar. 21-Apr. 19): I predict that you will have earned the title of Master Composter no later than March 26. Not necessarily because you will have packed your food scraps, wilted flowers, coffee grounds, and shredded newspapers in, say, a deluxe dual-chamber tumbling compost bin. But rather because you will have dealt efficiently with the rotting emotions, tattered habits, decrepit melodramas, and trivial nonsense that has accumulated; you will have worked hard to transform all that crap into metaphorical fertilizer for your future growth. Time to get started!
TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20): It’s a good time for you to wield your emotional intelligence with leadership and flair. The people you care about need more of your sensitive influence. Any posse or tribe you’re part of will benefit from your thoughtful intervention. So get out there and build up the group morale, Taurus. Assert your healing ideals with panache. Tamp down the insidious power of peer pressure and fashionable nonsense. You have a mandate to wake up sleepy allies and activate the dormant potential of collective efforts.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): If you were ever in your life going to be awarded an honorary PhD from a top university, it would happen in the next few weeks. If there were even a remote possibility that you would someday be given one of those MacArthur Fellowship “genius” grants, now would be the time. Likewise if you had any hopes of being selected as one of “The World’s Sexiest Chameleons” or “The Fastest, Sweetest Talkers on Earth” or “The Planet’s Most Virtuoso Vacillators,” the moment has arrived. And even if none of those things happen, I’m still pretty sure that your reputation and status will be on the rise.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): You’re wandering into places you’ve always thought you should be wary of or skeptical Homework: What’s the best surprise you could give yourself right now? Testify at FreeWillAstrology.com.
about. Good for you! As long as you protect your innocence, I encourage you to keep exploring. To my delight, you have also been fantasizing about accomplishments that used to be off-limits. Again, I say: Good for you! As long as you don’t overreach, I invite you to dream boldly, even brazenly. And since you seem to be in the mood for big thinking, here are other revolutionary activities to consider: dissolving nonessential wishes; transcending shrunken expectations; escaping the boring past; busting irrelevant taboos.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): I did a good job of raising my daughter. She turned out to be a thoughtful, intelligent adult with high integrity and interesting skills. But I’m not sure my parenting would have been as effective if I’d had more kids. I discussed this issue with Nathan, a guy I know. His six offspring are all grown up, too. “How did you do it?” I asked him. “Having just one child was a challenging job for me.” “I’ll tell you my secret,” Nathan told me.“I’m a bad father. I didn’t work very hard on raising my kids. And now they never let me forget it.” In the coming weeks and months, Leo, I recommend that you pursue my approach in your chosen field, not Nathan’s. Aim for high-quality intensity rather than scattershot quantity.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): In her poem “Not Anyone Who Says,” Virgo writer Mary Oliver looks down on people who declare, “I’m going to be careful and smart in matters of love.” She disparages the passion of anyone who asserts, “I’m going to choose slowly.” Instead she champions those who are “chosen by something invisible and powerful and uncontrollable and beautiful and possibly even unsuitable.” Here’s my response: Her preferred formula sounds glamorous and dramatic and romantic — especially the powerful and beautiful part. But in practice it rarely works out well — maybe just 10 percent of the time — mostly because of the uncontrollable and unsuitable part. And now is not one of those times for you, Virgo. Be careful and smart in matters of love, and choose slowly.
as much as possible; that you avoid being judged or criticized for it by others.
(Sept. 23-Oct. 22): The poet Rainer Maria Rilke bemoaned the fact that so many of us “squander our sorrows.” Out of self-pity or lazy self-indulgence, we wallow in memories of experiences that didn’t turn out the way we wished they would have. We paralyze ourselves with repetitions of depleting thoughts. Here’s an alternative to that approach: We could use our sadness and frustrations to transform ourselves. We could treat them as fuel to motivate our escape from what doesn’t work, to inspire our determination to rise above what demoralizes and demeans us. I mention this, Libra, because now is an excellent time to do exactly that.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): I wish your breakfast cereal came in boxes decorated with Matisse and Picasso paintings. I wish songbirds would greet you each morning with sweet tunes. I wish you’d see that you have more power than you realize. I wish you knew how uniquely beautiful you are. I wish you’d get intoxicated with the small miracles that are happening all around you. I wish that when you made a bold move to improve your life, everyone greeted it with curiosity and excitement. And I wish you would let your imagination go half-wild with fascinating fantasies during this, the Capricorn wishing season.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): It’s time for the Bliss Blitz — a new holiday just for you Scorpios. To celebrate it properly, get as buoyant as you dare; be greedy for euphoria; launch a sacred quest for pleasure. Ah, but here’s the big question: Can you handle this much relief and release? Are you strong enough to open yourself to massive outbreaks of educational delight and natural highs? Some of you may not be prepared. You may prefer to remain ensconced in your protective sheath of cool cynicism. But if you think you can bear the shock of unprecedented exaltation and jubilation, then go ahead and risk it. Experiment with the unruly happiness of the Bliss Blitz.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): “You’re a different human being to everybody you meet,” says novelist Chuck Palahniuk. Now is an excellent time to contemplate the intricacies and implications of that amazing truth — and start taking better advantage of how much freedom it gives you. Say the following statements out loud and see how they feel: (1) “My identity isn’t as narrowly circumscribed as I think it is.” (2) “I know at least 200 people, so there must be at least 200 facets to my character.” (3) “I am too complicated to be completely comprehended by any one person.” (4) “Consistency is overrated.”
(Nov. 22-Dec. 21): In his book The Horologicon, Mark Forsyth gathered “obscure but necessary” words that he dug out of old dictionaries. One of his discoveries is a perfect fit for you right now. It’s “snudge,” a verb that means to walk around with a pensive look on your face, appearing to be busy or in the midst of productive activity, when in fact you’re just goofing off. I recommend it for two reasons: (1) It’s important for your mental and physical health that you do a lot of nothing; that you bless yourself with a healing supply of refreshing emptiness. (2) It’s important for your mental and physical health that you do this on the sly
(Feb. 19-Mar. 20): Your immediate future is too good to be true. Or at least that’s what you, with your famous self-doubt, might be inclined to believe if I told you the truth about the favorable developments that are in the works. Therefore, I have come up with some fake anxieties to keep your worry reflex engaged so it won’t sabotage the real goodies. Beware of dirty limericks and invisible ladders and upside-down rainbows and psychic bunny rabbits. Be on guard against accountants wearing boxing gloves and clowns singing Broadway show tunes in runaway shopping carts and celebrities telling you classified secrets in your dreams.
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• EPIC Instructional Designer
• Finance Assistant
• EPIC Lead Beaker Analyst
• Manager – Accounting (Hospitals)
• EPIC Systems Support
• Manager – Government Billing
Oncology • Director – Pediatric Outpatient Clinics • Emergency
• Hematology/Oncology • Infection Control Practitioner • Lactation Educator
• Manager – HIM
• Food Service Rep
• Manager – Non-Government Billing
• Information Security Analyst
• Sr. Buyer
• Information Security Engineer
• Manager – Cardiology
Pacific Diagnostic Laboratories
• Med/Surg – Float Pool
• Laundry Worker
• Maintenance Mechanic
• Research Coordinator – Non RN
• Nurse Educator – Diabetes
• Research Business Analyst
• Room Service Server
• Pediatric Outpatient
• Security Officer
• Sr. Administrative Assistant
• Anatomic Pathology Technician (SBCH/Core Lab) • Certified Phlebotomist Technician – Part-time/Full-time – Outpatient • Clinical Lab Scientist – Days/Nights • Histotechnician
• Lab Manager – Blood Bank (CLS)
• CT Technologist
• Lab Manager – Pathology
• Surgical Trauma
• Occupational Therapist –
• Transfusion Safety Coordinator
Full-time & Per Diem
• Physical Therapist – Full-time
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• Speech Language Pathologists
• LVN – Day/Night
• Support Counselor – SLO Clinic
• OB Tech – Birth Center
• RENTAL & RELOCATION ASSISTANCE
Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital
• Unit Care Technician – MICU
ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING Responsible for executing all purchasing transactions, including departmental accounts, and approximately $17M in extramural awards. Manages all aspects of the department’s supplies and equipment purchasing process, from requisition to invoice payment. Recommends
• RN – ICU – Nights/Days
• Environmental Services Rep
• Cardiac Services Program
• Surgical Technician
Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital
• Concierge – Part-time
• Unit Care Technician – SICU • Unit Coordinator – Mother/Infant
AVAILABLE FOR SELECT FULL-TIME POSITIONS
• RN – Surgical Services – Per Diem
• CERTIFICATION REIMBURSEMENT
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?
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 Please reference “SBI” when applying. EOE
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emploYment purchasing sources and provides vendor cost and shipping information. Reqs: Demonstrated administrative experience. Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to utilize computer programs, such as Microsoft Excel and Word. Excellent organizational skills with ability to prioritize work and manage shifting deadlines with frequent interruptions. Demonstrated ability working with numbers/finances. Must be detail oriented with a high degree of accuracy. Note: Fingerprint background check required. $20.59‑$21.08/hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For primary consideration apply by 3/7/17, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https:// jobs.ucsb.edu #20170077
ACADEMIC SENATE Serves as Academic Senate Analyst for the Council on Research and Instructional Resources and its standing committees; manages and coordinates all administrative aspects of the Faculty Research Grants program; co‑administers the Senate research budget with the Senate Budget Analyst. Serves as Analyst for the Council on Faculty Issues and Awards and its standing committees. Provides direction, analytical support, and interpretation of policy and procedures for the chair and members of assigned councils and committees; serves as institutional memory; drafts, edits, and independently writes reports, minutes, and correspondence. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of years of experience. Ability to analyze complex information and to communicate this information clearly and concisely in written and oral form. Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills. Ability to apply independent judgment, initiative, problem solving, and analytical skills to address complex issues. Note: Fingerprint background check required. $56,310‑$69,000/yr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For primary consideration apply by 3/13/17, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https:// jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20170087
STUDENT LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS ADVISOR
RESIDENTIAL & COMMUNITY LIVING Plays an integral role with the advising and leadership development of UCSB students. Includes establishing student government and programming bodies for: the all‑campus governments (Residence Halls Association, National Residence Hall Honorary, Student Apartment Community Council,
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Graduate Student Apartment Community Council); the individual buildings (Hall Councils); and individual floors within each building. Performs a variety of advising functions for Residential & Community Living. Consisting of 8 residence halls and 9 apartment communities, housing approximately 11,500 students, including 13 Resident Director/Complex Coordinators, 16 Assistant Resident Directors/ Assistant Complex Coordinators and 140 Resident Assistants. Provides an exceptional opportunity to develop skills in student advising, gain exposure to the field of student leadership and development, participate and contribute to a variety of student programs, and receive mentoring in career development and potential career paths. Reqs: Bachelor’s Degree required or equivalent combination of education. Prior experience advising/ supervising college student leaders. Experience in Residential Life or Student Affairs. Excellent communication skills. Strong organizational skills and demonstrated proficiency on computers. Experience creating and working on large scale programs and events. Experience working with a diverse student population. Notes: Fingerprint background check required. This is a twelve‑month per year contract position from 7/1/17– 6/30/18, with the possibility of reappointment for a maximum of two additional terms. Must be available to work evenings and weekends. $14.88‑$23.30/ 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 3/13/17, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu. Job #20170085
working with bikes (or are quick to learn!), are attentive to detail, systematic and logistically minded,enjoy being in a behind the scenes support role and take pride in their work. Candidates should be strong communicators and enjoy working in a fun and active community culture. Does this sound like you? Please apply!Housing is provided during the season (May –Oct). Visit https://www.backroads. com/leaders/trip‑prep‑specialists for more information about the role, benefits and to apply! Thank you for your help and I look forward to hearing from you!
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Legals FBN Abandonment STATEMENT 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. STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following Fictitious Business Name is being abandoned: SB HOME AWAY FROM HOME at 416 E. Valerio Street Santa Barbara, CA 93011 The original statement for use of this Fictitious Business Name was filed 02/11/2014 in the County of Santa Barbara. Original file no. 2014‑0000392. The person (s) or entities abandoning use of this name are as follows: SB Home Away From Home (same address) This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 10 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 16, 23. Mar 2, 9 2017.
Fictitious Business Name Statement 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. 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.
March 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.
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: 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: 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: BEACHY BLOOMS at 315 Meigs Rd. Ste A279 Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Rachel Renee Poteat (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 06, 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: 2017‑0000387. Published: Feb 16, 23. Mar 2, 9 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: M&M CLEANING SERVICE at 311 Verano Dr #60 Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Juan Carlos Davalos (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 06, 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: 2017‑0000377. Published: Feb 16, 23. Mar 2, 9 2017.
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CLASSIC BARBER SHOP at 519 N. Milpas St Santa Barbara, CA 93103; George Trujullo (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 Noe Solis. FBN Number: 2017‑0000315. Published: Feb 16, 23. Mar 2, 9 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: I.T.S. at 2029 Castillo St Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Arthur C. Montano (same addrees)‑ This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 08, 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: 2017‑0000412. Published: Feb 16, 23. Mar 2, 9 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SANTA BARBARA SPICED NUTS at 101 Oceano #12 Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Tara Stoker (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 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: 2017‑0000456. Published: Feb 16, 23. Mar 2, 9 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SANTA BARBARA ESTATE MANAGEMENT at 1509 Shorline Dr Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Joseph D. Boudre (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 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: 2017‑0000451. Published: Feb 16, 23. Mar 2, 9 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: EMINENT SPINE at 3463 State St Ste 223 Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Pioneer Surgical Systems Inc. 595 Kupulau Dr Kihei, HI 96753 This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 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 Tara Jayasinghe. FBN Number: 2017‑0000449. Published: Feb 16, 23. Mar 2, 9 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CENTRAL COAST TAX & FINANCIAL SERVICES at 249 A Burton Mesa Blvd Lompoc, CA 93436; Garrett Loren Sabin (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: 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 M. Ashcom. FBN Number: 2017‑0000351. Published: Feb 16, 23. Mar 2, 9 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: J & A ELECTRIC at 310 E. Gutierrez Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Big Phase Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Andrew Wood This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 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: 2017‑0000446. Published: Feb 16, 23. Mar 2, 9 2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: AU FAIT EVENTS at 1011 Cacique St. Unit A Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Ashely Brianne Koval (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Ashely Brianne Koval 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 Tara Jayasinghe. FBN Number: 2017‑0000370. Published: Feb 16, 23. Mar 2, 9 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CAFE DOLCE at 475 1st Street #3 and 2 Solvang, CA 93463; Wissam Hamad 3435 Richland Dr #18 Santa Barbara, CA 93105 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 08, 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: 2017‑0000400. Published: Feb 16, 23. Mar 2, 9 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: GOLETA RED DISTILLING COMPANY at 93 Castilian Dr Goleta, CA 93117; Redhead Spirits, LLC 348 Coronado Dr Goleta, CA 93117 This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: Michael Craig, LLC This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 08, 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: 2017‑0000402. Published: Feb 16, 23. Mar 2, 9 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: THE GENTLEMAN COACH at 422 East Cota Street #129 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Duncan Wright (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Duncan Wright This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 08, 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: 2017‑0000405. Published: Feb 16, 23. Mar 2, 9 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BLUE SANDS INN at 421 S Milpas St Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Blue Sands LLC 647 Park Lane Santa Barbara, CA 93108 This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 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 Tara Jayasinghe. FBN Number: 2017‑0000450. Published: Feb 16, 23. Mar 2, 9 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: GUILDED EVENTS at 1117 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Flame Design Studio, LLC (same address) Spencer Johnston1729 Morro St San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 This business is conducted by an General Partnership 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 Jessica Sheaff. FBN Number: 2017‑0000226. Published: Feb 16, 23. Mar 2, 9 2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: VIKING WAY ROAD MAINTENANCE at 1541 Gamby Way Solvang, CA 93463; John N. Todd (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: John N. Todd 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: 2017‑0000310. Published: Feb 16, 23. Mar 2, 9 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SB LAUNDRY at 35 E. Haley Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Mounther Maida 6336 Merlin St Ventura, CA 93003 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 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 Tara Jayasinghe. FBN Number: 2017‑0000434. Published: Feb 16, 23. Mar 2, 9 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SB LIQUOR & CRAFTS at 501 Anacapa St Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Mary’s Food Markets 1449 S Victoria Ave Ventura, CA 93003 This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 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 Christine Potter. FBN Number: 2017‑0000432. Published: Feb 16, 23. Mar 2, 9 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CHANNEL INDUSTRIES, INTERNATIONAL TRANSDUCER, SONATECH at 879 Ward Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Channel Technologies Group, 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 Feb 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: 2017‑0000443. Published: Feb 23. Mar 2, 9, 16 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MERINO LUXURY MOTORCARS at 417 Santa Barbara St Suite B Santa Barbara, CA 93101; The Merino Group LLC 328 E. Padre St. Santa Barbara, CA 93105 This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 16, 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: 2017‑0000492. Published: Feb 23. Mar 2, 9, 16 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: 22 WEST REALTORS at 1207 Del Mar Ave Santa Barbara, CA 93109; George F. Logan Jr. 114 W 32nd St. Vancouver, WA 98660 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: George F. Logan Jr This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 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 Noe Solis. FBN Number: 2017‑0000504. Published: Feb 23. Mar 2, 9, 16 2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SANTA BARBARA NOTARY SOLUTIONS at 928 Calle Abierta Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Judith Anne Rattray (same address) Michael Wesley Rattray (same address) This business is conducted by an Married Couple Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 15, 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: 2017‑0000481. Published: Feb 23. Mar 2, 9, 16 2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: WOODWORKS ETC. at 570 Gwyne Ave. Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Daniel P. Moosbrugger (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Daniel Moosbrugger 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 Tania Pardes‑Sadler. FBN Number: 2017‑0000375. Published: Feb 16, 23. Mar 2, 9 2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ARTHUR MURRAY DANCE STUDIO at 222 W Carrillo St. Unit C Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Sertenly Dancing 22841 Tindaya Mission Viejo, CA 92692 This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 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 Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2017‑0000437. Published: Feb 23. Mar 2, 9, 16 2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: VESALIUS FOUNDATION at 1111 Chapala Street Suite 200 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Santa Barbara Foundation (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Jonathan Bower, Agent. Ronald V. Gallo President & CEO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 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: 2017‑0000570. Published: Mar 2, 9, 16, 23 2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SHUBIN + DONALDSON ARCHITECTS at 3890 La Cumbre Plaza Lane Suite 200 Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Shubin + Donaldson Architects, Inc (same address) This business is conducted by an Limited Partnership Signed: Robert Donaldson III 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 Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2017‑0000276. Published: Feb 16, 23. Mar 2, 9 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SIMPLIFY, SIMPLIFY ONE at 3470 Dickson Dr. Orcutt, CA 93455; Alicia S. Paul (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Alicia Paul 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 Mary Soto. FBN Number: 2017‑0000374. Published: Feb 23. Mar 2, 9, 16 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BODY INTELLIGENCE, SANTA BARBARA DANCE TRIBE, EMBODY, SOMATIC SUNDAY SCHOOL, INSPIRATIA, WISE WOMEN UNITE at 1530 Mission Canyon Road Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Church of Inspiratia (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Joe E. Margolis, Sec. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 14, 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: 2017‑0000469. Published: Feb 23. Mar 2, 9, 16 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: HASKELLS DESIGNS at 10693 Calle Quebrada Goleta, CA 93117; Thomas Edward Modugno (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Tom Modugno This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 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 Christine Potter. FBN Number: 2017‑0000447. Published: Feb 23. Mar 2, 9, 16 2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: EK EVENTS at 201 Ladera Street Apt 15 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Mimmi Karlsson (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 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 Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2017‑0000588. Published: Mar 2, 9, 16, 23 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MATT PETTIT CONSTRUCTION at 3641 San Jose Lane Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Matthew Kenneth Pettit (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 28, 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: 2017‑0000604. Published: Mar 2, 9, 16, 23 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SANTA BARBARA DJS at 1834 Bath St Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Gavin Granville Roy 633 Circle Dr Santa Barbara, CA 93108 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Gavin Roy This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 28, 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: 2017‑0000603. Published: Mar 2, 9, 16, 23 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: INNQUEST PATENT LAW FIRM at 1132 Hastings Court Santa Maria, CA 93455; Hsiu‑Wen Lee (same address) Thain Ho Wey (same address) This business is conducted by an Married Couple Signed: Thain Ho Wey This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 28, 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: 2017‑0000597. Published: Mar 2, 9, 16, 23 2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MINISTERIOS MONTE SINAI at 1508 San Pascual St #D Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Audel Chavez Mata 422 S Salinas St Apt 4 Santa Barbara, CA 93103 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 28, 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 Christine Potter. FBN Number: 2017‑0000615. Published: Mar 2, 9, 16, 23 2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: REALIGN REAL ESTATE at 1117 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; David Mires 479 Pintura Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93111 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: David Mires This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 16, 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: 2017‑0000495. Published: Mar 2, 9, 16, 23 2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BOTANICS at 4478 Meadowlark Ln Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Sally B. Jones (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Sally B. Jones This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 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 Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2017‑0000439. Published: Mar 2, 9, 16, 23 2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CAFE ANA at 1201 Anacapa Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Maxwell Hospitality, LLC 2020 Alameda Padre Serra, Ste 223 Santa Barbara, CA 93103 This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 22, 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: 2017‑0000538. Published: Mar 2, 9, 16, 23 2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: HOVE’S LOAVES at 2315 White Ave Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Keld Hove (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 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 Noe Solis. FBN Number: 2017‑0000567. Published: Mar 2, 9, 16, 23 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: GUIDED PERFORMANCE SERVICES at 333 Hot Springs Rd. Santa Barbara, CA 93108; John Garrett McManigal (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: John McManigal This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 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 Jessica Sheaff. FBN Number: 2017‑0000551. Published: Mar 2, 9, 16, 23 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: GRID MAMMAL CRAFTS 319 Lloyd Ave Apt E Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Meghan Eleanor McNeal (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: John McManigal This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 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 Jessica Sheaff. FBN Number: 2017‑0000550. Published: Mar 2, 9, 16, 23 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SEVEN YEARS CAPITAL at 527 W Alamar Ave #57 Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Westward Prospect Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 21, 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: 2017‑0000524. Published: Mar 2, 9, 16, 23 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: JRZ HANDYWORKZ at 1821 Chino St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Luis A Gonzalez (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 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: 2017‑0000425. Published: Mar 2, 9, 16, 23 2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: FEDERAL DRUG COMPANY at 3327 State St Santa Barbara, CA 93101; William Mac Donald 1023 San Antonio Creek Rd. Santa Barbara, CA 93111 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 22, 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: 2017‑0000541. Published: Mar 2, 9, 16, 23 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: TRENDY HOODY at 4422 Hollister Ave #202 Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Abraham K Kesablyan (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 08, 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: 2017‑0000408. Published: Mar 2, 9, 16, 23 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CLOUDBREAK FINANCIAL/ CLOUDBREAK WEALTH MANAGEMENT at 24 E. Cota St. Suite 200 Santa Barbara, Ca 93101; Mallory M. Van Leeuwen (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 Tania Paredes‑Sadler. FBN Number: 2017‑0000168. Published: Feb 16, 23. Mar 2, 9 2017.
Lien Sale NOTICE OF LIEN SALE Contents are furniture, tv’s, a piano, kitchen items and other misc.personal items. Items are being stored for Glenn Taylor in storage unit “7” located at Bucks Moving & Storage 309 Palm Ave, Santa Barbara, CA. 93101. (805) 966‑1261
Name Change IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF MATINAR MONG TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 17CV00685 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):
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FROM: MATINAR MONG TO: MADDIE ZAKARIAN 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 Apr 26, 2017 9:30 am, Dept 6, 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 Feb 20, 2017. by Judge James E. Herman of the Superior Court. Published. Mar 2, 9, 16, 23 2017.
Summons SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) 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.gov/selfhelp), If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), the California Courts Online Self‑Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.g ov/ 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.c ourtinfo.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.gov/selfhelp/espanol/) o 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 Terri Chavez, Deputy ( Delegado) Published Jan 26. Feb 2, 9, 16 2017.
Trustee Notice NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 128635 Title No. 3095138 NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 02/27/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 03/08/2017 at 1:00 PM, The Mortgage Law Firm, PLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 03/06/2006, as Instrument No. 2006‑0017772, in book xx, page xx, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Santa Barbara County, State of California, executed by Philip J. Bugay and Theresa G. Bugay, Husband and Wife, as Community Property, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/ CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States), At the main entrance to the County Courthouse, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. All right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State, described as: FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE DEED OF TRUST. APN 041‑391‑004 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2504 Calle Montilla, Santa Barbara, CA 93109 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale
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is: $517,255.17 If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused a Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. Dated: 2/16/2017 THE MORTGAGE LAW FIRM, PLC Adriana Durham/Authorized Signature 41689 Enterprise Circle North, Ste. 228, Temecula, CA 92590 (619) 465‑8200 FOR TRUSTEE’S SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714‑730‑2727 The Mortgage Law Firm, PLC. may be attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained may be used for that purpose. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (714) 730‑2727 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site ‑ www.servicelinkASAP. com ‑ for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case: 128635. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. A‑4608735 02/16/2017, 02/23/2017, 03/02/2017
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