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Roger Durling initially interviewed Hank Pitcher for one of his S.B. Questionnaires, which we publish on independent.com every Monday morning. But when he realized Pitcher’s story needed a deeper telling, Durling returned to interview the artist a couple of more times before writing this week’s cover story. The work coincided with Durling’s busiest time of the year, as executive director of the S.B. International Film Festival. When Durling finished the story, he left his office and walked around the corner to Cantwell’s, and, coincidentally, out walked Pitcher. They decided to go to lunch, continuing this meant-to-be connection. Then Durling (seen here with the Taj Mahal) took off for a couple of weeks in India with his partner, Daniel Launspach.
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news Briefs LAW & DISORDER A UCSB freshman is suing the university after being indefinitely suspended following an incident that occurred last August. About a month before he was scheduled to begin classes, the student was arrested in San Diego for allegedly hitting his girlfriend. All criminal charges were dropped shortly after, and the woman told authorities her accusation was false, court files state. UCSB’s Judicial Affairs had begun an investigation, however, and suspended him. Federal law stipulates these cases must be adjudicated within 60 days, but seven months later, this case is still open. The university said it cannot comment on pending litigation.
WE THE WOMEN: The mood just before noon on Wednesday at De la Guerra Plaza was both celebratory and impassioned as hundreds of Santa Barbarans participated in International Women’s Day. Donning bright-red shirts, scarves, and hats, women and a few men gathered beneath the hot sun to kick off a day of progressive-inspired activities. Following the unexpectedly massive Women’s March the day after President Trump’s inauguration, one organizer said, “It’s becoming stronger and more powerful. It’s not stopping.” — Kelsey Brugger
Let the GaMes BeGin Murillo Kicks Off Mayoral Race; Conklin Feels Not Far Behind
only job I have is doing the city’s work,” she said. “I don’t just approve budgets. I’m out in the community learning things all the time.” According to Murillo, her achievements on the council include helping to pass the plasticbag ban, hire a new police chief, reopen city libraries on Mondays and renovate the Children’s Library, and defeat Measure Y and preserve the Arroyo Burro Open Space. On her own, she created the ProYouth Movement in response to the city’s proposed gang injunction, arguing for intervention as a more effective means of reaching vulnerable Latino youth. Since then, gang-related crime has dropped 75 percent, said Murillo, who has also been a part of the South Coast Task Force on Youth Safety. “I take credit for that.” More recently, she’s taken up the cause of RV residents anxious over a new law banning them from parking their homes on city streets, and she is working to re-energize the Westside Community Group with initiatives such as an adopt-a-block program that she hopes spreads throughout the city. This Friday, Murillo will receive the 2017 Santa Barbara County Woman of the Year Award from State Senator HannahBeth Jackson. As mayor, Murillo said, she’d focus on job creation and economic development, specifically for small businesses, emerging technologies, and renewable energy as money and opportunity shift away from oil and nuclear pau l wellm an
by Tyler Hayden 16 years — under the new district-election athy Murillo has made it no secret system. This November, three council seats she’s running for mayor —“raising will be on the ballot as well as the at-large money like crazy,” as she put it, and mayoral race. drumming up support among South One of the more consistent voices in City Coast Democrats for months — but Hall for working-class Santa Barbarans, on Saturday the Santa Barbara city councilmember made her campaign official during a kickoff party at Mulligan’s Café & Bar. With more than 100 guests, the event doubled as a birthday bash, featuring chocolate and vanilla cakes laid out near the 18th green and Murillo’s sisters in attendance. Supervisor Janet Wolf, who nudged Murillo, a former journalist, into politics six years ago, introduced her to the crowd, remarking afterward, “Cathy’s integrity and passion are beyond reproach. She’s doing what she’s doing for just the right reasons—because she cares.” Murillo, 56, enters the mayoral race in a fashion similar to her style on the dais: energetic and first out of the gate. “We want to get the momentum going early,” she said Monday. So far, no other NEXT LEVEL: Cathy Murillo, the first Latina elected to the Santa Barbara City Council, now has her sights set on the mayorship. candidates have filed the necessary paperwork to run, though a handful have expressed varying degrees Murillo has made it a point of pride to orgaof interest. Murillo was first elected to the nize and participate in a dizzying number of council in 2011, and then in 2015 won the community meetings, from neighborhoodseat to represent the city’s Westside neigh- watch workshops to business-creation roundborhood—where she’s lived as a renter for tables to environmental study groups. “The
A federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., ruled on 3/3 in favor of Santa Barbara News-Press newsroom union employees and against newspaper owner Wendy McCaw. The ruling upheld findings of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) regarding a number of alleged unfair labor practices, including the layoff of columnist Richard Mineards and Dennis Moran, who’d been on the employee-bargaining committee. Both now must be offered reinstatement and back pay, according to Ira Gottlieb, attorney for the Teamsters Union, which represents the newsroom union. The paper is expected to appeal. A number of other alleged unfair labor practices await hearings by the NLRB. With President Trump having the power to appoint a majority of boardmembers, the philosophical complexion could change, Gottlieb pointed out.
CITY Santa Barbara’s tiny hydroelectric power plant went back into business now that water again cascades from Gibraltar Dam. Repaired and recommissioned in April 2015 at a cost of $875,000, the turbine has sat idle due to the drought. SoCal Edison buys the clean energy, which should bring between $100,000 and $200,000 in revenue for the city. The plant has the capacity to produce as much as 1,874 megawatts annually — enough to light up 200-300 homes — if the water continues to flow at its current rate.
COUNTY If emails and public comments were votes, district elections would have been defeated at the Goleta City evening meeting on 3/6. But the occasion was just a sounding board from the community for the council, which took no action. A number of people stated that daytime meetings and a $585-per-month wage — Santa Barbara’s councilmembers earn about $3,000 a month — were barriers that deterred many Goletans, not just members of minority groups, from running for council. Countering those who believed districts would split the city, Jacqueline Inda, a member of the District Election Committee, stated that districts were a wonderful way to give neighborhoods a voice on the council.
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TUrNArOUND: Last year, mental-health activists chided Sheriff Bill Brown for hiring retired custody lieutenant Mark Mahurin (above) to oversee the jail’s grievances process after widespread criticism about medical care for inmates. Now, they are praising the long-serving lieutenant for implementing positive changes.
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fter working for 31 years as custody staff, Mark Mahurin spent more time in the County Jail than any inmate. So the retired lieutenant was surprised at the immediate pushback he received last February when Sheriff Bill Brown announced he had appointed him as the jail’s new grievance coordinator. The unique position was created after advocates with Families ACT! and the county supervisors — namely Janet Wolf — hammered Brown for unsatisfactory testimonies about the jail’s medical care, including prescription drugs, dental work, and mental-health treatment. How could someone from the inside, advocates asked, be trusted to scrutinize long-term practices or discipline his former colleagues? But one year later, by many accounts, critics have been more than pleasantly surprised by Mahurin’s progress. Mahurin, who started working in the County Jail two months after he graduated from San Marcos High School in 1982, pledged total transparency when he took on the part-time job.“They thought we were going to cover things up and downplay them,” he said.“But we get paid to do it right.” Mahurin explained that changes in the past year have been plentiful, largely because mental-health advocates have asked the right questions. The Sheriff ’s Office convened a grievance oversight committee made up of activists—with Families
ACT!, National Alliance on Mental Illness, and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)—and a former longtime prisoner. With the committee’s input, the department expanded the jail rule book from a tri-fold pamphlet to a 53-page booklet in Spanish and English. They increased inmates’ access to ACLU representatives, including by phones that transcribe their verbal messages. Inmates’ meds are dispensed within hours rather than a week. A psychiatrist is on-site five days a week rather than three. Previously disclosed statistics are now shared with advocates. A table outside the jail on most weekends allows advocates to hear from those visiting a family member. “Lt. Mahurin has been willing to address a family’s concerns, [even] when we have to call him on a Sunday!” said Suzanne Riordan, executive director of Family’s ACT! All this has happened as the widely condemned medical provider Corizon Health Inc. was formally replaced last month by California Forensic Medical Group. Activists expressed cautious optimism about the change. Still needed, Mahurin said, is an electronic medical records system, which is expected to be implemented after the northern branch jail is completed in 2018. In all, Mahurin said he is open to change protocols moving forward. “We’re not stuck with anything,” he said. — Kelsey Brugger
NEws brIEfs CoNT’D FRoM p. 9 The Isla Vista Community Services District (IVCSD) held its historic first meeting Tuesday night. The “elephant in the room,” as board president Ethan Bertrand described it, was the issue of funding. Though the formation of the IVCSD was approved last November, a corresponding utility tax was not. The board planned to revisit the subject at its next meeting, where it will also discuss a 90-day action plan and creating an online or social media presence. IVCSD meetings are scheduled to take place the first and third Tuesdays of every month at 6 p.m. in the Community Room at 970 Embarcadero del Mar.
EDUCATION For the first time in its 149-year history, the University of California has proposed a 20 percent cap on the enrollment of nonresident undergraduates. The move came under pressure from state lawmakers who threatened to withhold $18.5 million in funding if the 10-campus system didn’t limit the number of students accepted from outside California. At UCSB in fall 2016, 85 percent of new undergrads were California residents. cont’d on page 12 É
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years ago, the Funk Zone was a bohemian enclave where impoverished artists packed into makeshift studios a block from the beach. Second stories were hastily built without proper permits. Homeless people slept in alleyways. The plumbing was erratic. Today, the rustic sign from the defunct Divers Den hangs like a slice of nostalgia at the refurbished Municipal Winemakers. The proliferation of wine tasting rooms — more than 10 new ones since 2009 — and recently opened craft beer spots — four of them — has overwhelmed surf shops and clothing stores already struggling to compete with the Internet. The hair salons and so-called creative agencies that used to be quietly tucked into the back unit of the Anacapa Street building have been forced to relocate to the Eastside and upper State Street. The gritty old-school weights gym, Fisher Strength & Health, moved uptown. The Castagnola family’s fish market, once a hub for fishermen and consumers, is now a popular upscale restaurant — The Lark — where patrons sip crisp cocktails and munch on soft pretzels topped with bone marrow. And it’s about to get trendier. This spring, three new major developments — the recently opened MOXI, an experimental museum for families; La Entrada, a highend resort; and Hotel Californian — all promise to bring more tourists swarming through the Funk Zone. “We knew change was coming at some point,” said Jim O’Mahoney, a decades-long resident who is shutting the doors to his Santa Barbara Surfing Museum,“but they are doing all of it at the same time. It’s a big wham.” Gentrification is a concern in any neighborhood, said Sherry Villanueva, who has opened five successful establishments — The Lark, Lucky Penny, Les Marchands, Loquita, and Helena Avenue Bakery — in a two-block radius in just four years. The “g-word,” as she put it, carries charged connotations, but “responsible development” has cleaned up the neighborhood. “Ten en
years ago, [the Funk Zone] was dilapidated,” she said. “Buildings were in disrepair,” and building codes were ignored. Though much of the décor in her restaurants mimics a rustic, beaten-down look that might be described as blighted, Villanueva said it reflects the work of the area’s artists. Pointing to large light fixtures hanging from the Lark’s high ceilings, she said, “We made chandeliers out of chicken feeders! I didn’t make it cool,” she said. “The artists made it cool.” Artists and old-timers did express some regret that only a “slice of bohemia” is left. But many were careful not to wail about the bygone “funkiness,” and most did not blame anyone for the rapid transformation. “It’s the way things go nowadays,” said Max McDonald, who repairs and shapes surfboards with his son in a nondescript shop on Anacapa Street. “I’m just really blessed to still be here … I don’t drink wine, but it looks like fun. I’m a quarter French.” Others have been grappling with how to evolve their businesses. “I definitely don’t want to open a trinket shop for tourists,” said Jason Feist, who owns J7 Surfboards. “We have a specific business. It’s recreation oriented. That’s what this area was designed for.” In 2004, the neighborhood was rezoned from Hotel Related Commercial to Ocean Oriented Commercial, according to city planner Renee Brooke. That meant restaurants (and wine bars) no longer needed to be attached to a hotel to be permitted.“Wine tastings and beer tasting weren’t really popular in 2004,” she said. “That wasn’t really on our mind.” Unlike places like Brooklyn, where gentrification drove up rental prices, the Funk Zone has experienced a “gentrification of uses,” according to land-use planner Chris Price. Price grew up in Santa Barbara in the 1970s, when the neighborhood functioned as a working waterfront. “I think the name of the district says it all: Ocean Related Commercial,” he said. “Grapes don’t grow at the beach.” Their only relationship to the ocean, he added, is the maritime climate’s influence on fields in the valley.
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DJ Javier “Serenade” Aguilar sets up his turntables at Casa de la Raza on 3/4, the Ethnic Studies Now Coalition of Santa Barbara hosted an all-day, all-ages “block party” at La Casa de la Raza. The day was jam-packed with educational workshops, student art and music, and vendors rallying around the importance of community, democracy, and diversity. Marcus Lopez, one of the free event’s leaders, stated it was “all youth driven and created.” Studies show, Lopez said, that when students aren’t represented in their education, they lose motivation, don’t perform as well, and can be encouraged to drop out. The coalition has struggled to be heard by the school district, and Saturday’s event was created to reach the general population.
IMMIGrATION Upward of 120 people attended Indivisible Carpinteria’s discussion of immigration on 3/6. Called together to “protect immigrant families and workers in our community,” as organizer Leslie Westbrook said, the audience kept finding its way back to the question of children dealing with deportation within their family. “We need to recognize and help the kids understand that they have options, and that running away is not the best option for them,” said Marisol Alarcon, an immigration attorney in Carpinteria. Sharing knowledge was deemed essential by the group, especially among at-risk families with children,
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It is not uncommon to catch buzzed millennials meandering through the streets on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. The Urban Wine Trail has allowed Santa Barbara County labels to gain the exposure they lacked in the Santa Ynez Valley, Villanueva said. “Now it’s a place people want to visit,” she added.“They are not all 25. The roaming party gets a lot of attention, but that’s not the bulk of the visitors. This is where my friends come.” City cops say there has not been an increase in calls for service in the area, and drunk-in-public arrests are fewer than on the State Street corridor. They added, though, that the Funk Zone now sees more calls related to disturbances and traffic stops. Though many people lament the parking, or the lack of it,Villanueva disagrees. The four public lots located at the Amtrak train station, Helena Avenue, Garden Street, and the waterfront are all within two blocks of one another and are never full, she said, even on Saturday
“Does anyone here breathe air?” asked Jason Dominguez, Santa Barbara city councilmember, over a loudspeaker at a rally on 3/2 at UCSB against “dirty oil.” The rally was to “show our elected officials that we are behind them in a transition to 100 percent renewable energy,” said rally organizer Alena Simon of Food & Water Watch, wearing a shirt that read “What the Frack.” Simon added that Aera Energy, ERG (Energy Reserves Group), and petroRock Energy are proposing roughly 750 new oil wells in the county onshore. Wild turkey season opens 3/25, and hunters are required to use non-lead shotgun ammunition statewide. The new regulation applies to private and public property, including United States Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and California Department of Fish and Wildlife lands. Licensed game-bird clubs are excluded. Starting last summer, the state’s ongoing phaseout of lead ammunition included shotgun shot in the taking of upland game birds and mammals. Starting on 7/1/19, non-lead ammunition will be required when taking any wildlife with a firearm anywhere in California. A federal judge sided with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service decision in 2012 to shut down its congressionally mandated yet unsuccessful program to capture and relocate sea otters that swim into Southern California waters. Commercial fishermen, who harvest shellfish that otters eat, had sued to keep the program alive, in part because it afforded them a layer of immunity if they accidentally harmed the federally protected marine mammal. In her ruling, however, Judge Dolly Gee also “agreed that government action [to abandon the program] had harmed the fishermen’s interest in the fishery,” according to pacific Legal Foundation’s Jonathan Wood, representing fishermen. “That clears the way for fishermen to pursue their n arguments on appeal.”
nights. She swears she can always find a space. On Thursday, the city’s Planning Commission will take up changes to the entire city’s zoning code, and parking spaces required per square foot is one component. Will all this development and sprucing up undermine the Funk Zone’s unique character? With the expanding culture of bicycling and Uber and Lyft, the neighborhood is becoming increasingly connected to the downtown corridor—from which it has long sought to differentiate itself. As for the neighborhood’s future, no one offered a firm prediction. Sheila Lodge, a city planning commissioner who has long fought for slow growth policies, said she has been surprised to see wine and beer tasting take off. “I suppose there are clearly people who are wine connoisseurs,” she said. “I have a feeling not everyone down there is a connoisseur … It seems like a fad. I wonder what the new fad n will be.”
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production. Murillo also said she wants to help bridge the north-south county divide with more regional cooperation while at the same time righting Santa Barbara’s chronic jobs-housing imbalance. “Everyone agrees we should have more and better-paying jobs,” she said. Santa Barbara’s highdensity housing experiment — or the Average Unit-size Density (AUD) program — which has been successful in generating both new rental apartments and intense DON’T CALL IT A COMEbACK: After a 22-year hiatus from politics, neighborhood resistance, former mayor Hal Conklin is seriously considering another run at will undoubtedly emerge the office. as a flashpoint in November’s election. Murillo said she is encouraged In an interview earlier this winter with that the program is working but is sensitive The Santa Barbara Independent, Conklin to the sticker shock over some of the new said he was repeatedly approached last sumunits. “Over time, they’ll blend into the rest mer by people imploring him to run and jolt of the city’s rental-housing stock,” she said. our local government out of what they see “It’s hard for people to get their arms around as a general malaise. Conklin agreed the city that.” Still, Murillo continued, she’s work- has felt rudderless for too long. “Santa Baring to “make AUD less impactful with more bara used to spend a lot of time envisioning benefits to the community.” the future,” he said. “Now, we have a lot of Goleta Mayor Paula Perotte and Carpin- people who are great civic janitors, who are teria Mayor Fred Shaw have both endorsed good at sweeping up at the end of the day, Murillo, as have Santa Barbara School but they don’t know where we’re going.” Board President Kate Parker, former county Conklin has the support of the Friends supervisors Gail Marshall and Susan Rose, for the Future of Santa Barbara, a contingent a number of trade unions, and the Santa of movers and shakers from all corners of Barbara Democratic Central Committee. the city, including Paul Relis, Sigrid Wright, “Cathy shares our values on a whole range of Neil and Sue Ablitt, Pete and Gerd Jordano, equity issues,” said committee chair Daraka Sharon Byrne, Karl Hutterer, and others. Larimore-Hall. And she walks the walk, They’re led by environmental consultant he said, by tapping into her experience as Gary Petersen, who pointed to Conklin’s a reporter for The Santa Barbara Indepen- laundry list of accomplishments as a public dent and KCSB to engage “a whole range of servant.“He saved the wharf, improved State voices” that aren’t often heard at City Hall. Street, got Paseo Nuevo built, worked on the “Cathy is an exemplary politician,” he said. Granada — it goes on and on,” Petersen said. “We’re excited.” That’s on top of his work with Relis in the Larimore-Hall is not excited, however, ’70s to expand the state’s recycling program, about the distinct possibility of other left- as well as his track record of historic conserleaning candidates joining the race. “Dem- vation and support of the arts. ocrats need to learn math,” he lamented. Perhaps most importantly, Petersen “Too many Democrats in this race means a continued, Conklin knows how to navigate Republican mayor for Santa Barbara.” Cur- Santa Barbara’s tricky terrain of conflicting rent mayor Helene Schneider, who ran last personalities and interests.“He’s a consensus year in California’s 24th Congressional Dis- builder,” said Petersen. “Everyone loves this trict primary, finishing fourth, will term out guy.” Councilmember Bendy White has also in November. Though he hasn’t officially thrown his expressed interest in running, though he hat into the ring, former mayor Hal Conklin says he’s still marinating on the idea. Politiis crouched in the starting blocks to make cal prognosticators have named Councilanother run at the office. Conklin, pro- member Jason Dominguez as a potential gressive in his politics and deeply rooted candidate, but he’s denied the possibility. in Santa Barbara’s environmental, business, Both are Democrats. and nonprofit circles, served four terms as Conklin said he has not yet started funda city councilmember through the 1980s raising. According to the most recent cambefore he was elected mayor. He was forced paign finance statements, Murillo has so far to step down, though, in 1994 when a court collected $12,438 and brought over another ruled he violated the city’s term-limit rule. $9,470 from her 2015 council campaign. She Now retired, Conklin worked as a Southern said her goal is to raise no less than $100,000 California government relations director for by November. The deadline to file for candiEdison for 17 years and served as a director dacy will be sometime this summer, according to the City Clerk’s Office. n on nearly a dozen different boards.
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Goleta Beach vs.Winter SWellS
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by Melinda Burns oleta Beach County Park is still a muddy mess, three weeks after heavy surf clawed out a big chunk of parkland, displaced benches and barbecue grills, undermined the pier, and, for good measure, ripped out a $350,000 barrier of plastic mesh that had been stacked against the bluffs last spring. Piles of kelp, logs, and mangled plastic have been hauled away, and work crews are shoring up the Goleta Pier landing. The excavators have finished dropping boulders along 950 feet of beach, filling in the gaps between older rock barricades, and lengthening the whole structure by a third. The $275,000 project was the best way to protect the beloved picnic tables and 600 free parking spaces of the county’s most heavily used park, officials said. “The county has exhausted a lot of emergency options, and that’s where we’ve ended up,” said Brian Yanez, who took over as deputy parks director last fall.“We are definitely trying to protect our assets. Is rock the right answer? It’s definitely doing its job as we speak.” But environmentalists say the new boulders have obliterated the last bit of Goleta Beach that was available for public use, except at very low tide. For about the 20th time in as many years, the county is transporting more sand to the beach this week — about 300 truckloads from creek catch basins. If past experience is any guide, it won’t last long. “We’ve tried rock revetment, and it destroys the beach,” said Everett Lipman, a UCSB physics professor who is vice chair of the local Surfrider Foundation chapter. “We’ve got no beach because it’s all underwater. We’ve got no park because it’s all mud now. I think we have to try other things than hard structures.” As the climate warms, extended droughts and extreme surf may increasingly threaten the California coast, scientists say. This is the third winter in four years that Goleta Beach Park has taken a beating in the winter swells. Even behind the boulders, the park bluff is retreating. In March 2014, big rollers smashed the windows at the Beachside Bar Café, swamped the carpets, and briefly carried off the manager, who was out on the pier. In the winter of 2015-2016, during one of the most powerful El Niño events in recorded history, record-high swells carved out huge crevasses and blowholes in the bluffs. California coastal policy generally frowns on new seawalls and rock barricades because they spoil the view, are hard to climb over, and reduce public beach space. They can accelerate beach “scouring” because there is less beach to dissipate the waves. But during last month’s storms, citing an “unexpected occurrence in the form of erosion” that was threatening park structures, the state Coastal Commission granted emergency permits for more boulders on Goleta Beach. The project connects two previous barricades, about 1,800 feet long overall, that were installed more than a decade ago at the east end in front of the café and at the west end near the UCSB campus. The county has until mid-May to apply for a long-term permit for the latest section, which is underlain with plastic mesh. Ed de la Torre, a spokesperson for Friends of Goleta Beach Park, said the additional boulders were long overdue. Visitors often drive to the park in bad weather just to sit in their cars and watch the pounding surf. “You can’t take this park away from the people who are using it,” he said. “The county put those rocks in just in time. They were really serious about it, finally, and they did a bang-up job.” Lipman said he photographs the beach weekly, documenting its disappearance in front of the rock barricades. He opposed the emergency permits, telling the commission that the county “failed to identify any structures of significant value that are in imminent danger.” Moreover, Lipman
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stated,“Typical winter conditions cannot, by any reasonable standard, be considered an emergency.” Lipman contends that the county should have tried stacking layers of smaller rocks, or cobble, against the park bluffs. “We’re not extremists: We recognize that there are competing interests here,” he said in an interview.“But all they want is to armor the park. They don’t consider that the beach will get destroyed.” Several years ago, Surfrider proposed a plan for “managed retreat” at Goleta Beach Park — specifically, the removal of the 1,200-foot-long rock barricade that was built at the west end in the early 2000s, and two parking lots there. (As of Wednesday, those parking lots were still closed.) But the county rejected Surfrider’s proposal, and, in late 2015, the Coastal Commission issued an after-the-fact permit for the west-end barricade. Within months, amid reports of more damage from heavy surf, the commission approved the construction of a $350,000 emergency barrier of “geotextile” mesh — layers of plastic fabric filled with compacted dirt and stones — for unprotected portions of the park bluff. (Surfrider did not favor the plan.) The geotextile barrier was finished in April 2016. It was heralded as a “softer” approach to coastal protection — until the waves tore it up a few weeks ago. In the aftermath of February’s storms, tangles of plastic lay strewn about the beach, and yards of soggy black mesh drooped from the bluffs. Large pieces of plastic soon made their way past the mouth of Goleta Slough.
In the end, there are no easy answers for a man-made park that was built on artificial fill in 1945 on top of a seasonal sand spit. Historically, records show, Goleta Beach has been as wide as 400 feet. Like every other South Coast beach, geologists say, it was replenished chiefly with Santa Ynez River sand that made its way around Point Conception in the ocean currents. But the river sand was cut off when the Bradbury Dam was built in 1953 to form Lake Cachuma. “There is sand stored offshore that the summer waves will bring back in,” said Art Sylvester, professor emeritus of geology at UCSB. “But it’s a finite supply, and it’s depleted every winter.” Between 1994 and 2011, reports show, the county transported a million cubic yards of sand and mud to Goleta Beach by pipeline, truck, or barge from the Goleta Slough, Atascadero Creek, Santa Barbara Harbor, and West Beach. That’s an average 50,000 cubic yards of sand per year, or the equivalent of 5,000 truckloads. Last year, state records show, the Coastal Commission approved long-term permits for both the west-end barricade of boulders at Goleta Beach and the geotextile barrier on the understanding that they “would continue to remain buried at all times and become exposed only periodically.” But that turned out to be wishful thinking. By the time the commission voted on the geotextile barrier last October, the waves had already scoured off much of the sand that was covering it. As for the west-end barricade, it was covered in December 2015 as part of a sand berm that the county built along the entire length of the park — but the sand was dissipated within two months. In violation of the county’s permit, the revetment has remained uncovered for more than half a year, making it difficult for the public to get to the beach. This winter, the county spent $75,000 to bring in 300 truckloads of sand from the Santa Barbara Harbor to cover the revetment. But the sand washed away within days and is long since on its way back to the harbor. “We’re trying to meet all the conditions in our permits, but we haven’t had such good luck,” said Yanez, the deputy county parks director.“We’ve made some attempts and been beaten by Mother Nature.” n
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From Russia with Love
PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC: For the record, I never had lunch with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. If I did, it is currently in the process of slipping my mind. If I lied, such deceit was unintentional and no doubt the fault of an imprecisely asked question. Given what appears to be fact, it’s hard not to get too hysterical about the Russian cyberattack of the Democratic National Committee. Clearly, such an attack took place at the direction of Russian leader Vladimir Putin. It was launched with the even clearer intent to get Donald Trump elected. Whether it proved pivotal remains to be seen, but the sustained drip-drip-drip of inside campaign info — who was bickering with whom — proved embarrassing and destabilizing to Hillary Clinton’s otherwise less-than-stellar effort at a time she could afford neither. Just as Democrats now find themselves embracing such Republican Holy Grails as “states’ rights,” they likewise have become born again in their fervor over the Russian boogeyman. The Alice in Wonderland effect has grown so intense that even Trump has taken to screaming about witch hunts and “McCarthyism.” I say “even” because Trump’s key political mentor, Roy Cohn, was McCarthy’s witch-hunter in chief during the Red Scares of the 1950s. If it turns out that Putin authorized the cyberattack as payoff for the Republican Party dropping proposed language from its convention platform this past summer in support of Ukrainian rebels fighting Russian invad-
ers — and equipping them with lethal force — that would qualify as a Very Big Deal. And frankly, the circumstantial evidence reeks. Trump’s campaign manager at the time, Paul Manafort, had worked as campaign manager for Ukrainian klepto-thug Viktor Yanukovych — political puppet of Putin. How much more blatant can it get? If, however, your lily needs further gilding, there are the meetings Lt. General Michael Flynn and Jeff Sessions forgot to mention with the oversized Russian ambassador and alleged spy master Kislyak. If all that seems too intricate and remote, try this on for size: Who but a Manchurian candidate names their daughter Ivanka? For those of us excited into orgasms of moral apoplexy by the mere thought of Donald J. Trump, some perspective is strongly advised. No, it’s not okay that our election was hacked. But the United States, it should be noted, has meddled with the internal elections of other sovereign nations at least 81 times between 1946 and 2000. As Santa Barbarians calibrate the emotional velocity of their response to the onslaught of Russia-related revelations, it’s worth reflecting on the profound impact the Russian Bear has had on California’s Bear State in general and Santa Barbara in particular. In fact, Santa Barbara as we know it would not exist today were it not for Spanish fears in the 18th century about Russia’s colonial curiosity extending down the coast. The fortress out of which Santa Barbara emerged — El Presidio, built in 1782
— was specifically designed to ward off Russian intervention. El Presidio did nothing, however, to slow down Russian fur traders — and the Kodiak Indians they brought with them — who hunted sea otters into near extinction for their fur (sold to China) in the first decades of the 1800s. Not only did the Kodiak introduce the kayak to this region, but their bloody conflicts with native inhabitants of San Nicolas Island proved so violent that the island was totally depopulated by 1835, famously memorialized in the book Island of the Blue Dolphins. The details of that conflict are murky, but the Nicoleños killed some of the Kodiaks; the Russian retaliated with a wholesale massacre. The Spanish arrested the Russians and sought to convert the Kodiaks to Catholicism. When that failed, the Spaniards chopped off the fingers of one Kodiak, then his arms.When that proved unpersuasive, they disemboweled him. Those in the fishing industry are still dealing with efforts — some undeniably absurd — to restore and protect sea otters; they can thank the thoroughness of the original Russian fur traders. In 1959, Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev visited Santa Barbara in an 18-car whistle-stop train tour. Khrushchev got out for 13 minutes, passed out hammer-and-cycle lapel pins, and shook hands with the mayor, who proved far more welcoming than his counterpart in Los Angeles. This visit helped propel that creation of a Santa Barbara chapter of the John Birch Society, so paranoid in their ultra-right anti-
communism they believed President Eisenhower was a witting stooge of the Kremlin. Santa Barbara News-Press publisher T.M. Storke famously won a Pulitzer Prize in 1962 for his crusading editorials against the Birchers, who had taken to hanging Storke and his good friend Earl Warren, former governor and then Supreme Court Justice, in effigy around town. Less well-known was the deployment of wiretaps by law enforcement against the Birchers without benefit of warrants. No uncomfortable questions about civil liberties were ever raised at the time. Storke sold the paper two years later. Fast-forward to 2009 when Russian tycoon investor Sergey Grishin indirectly helped Santa Barbara Mayor Helene Schneider get elected. Schneider was running against conservative city councilmember Dale Francisco — then backed by a Texas billionaire named Randall Van Wolfswinkel, who spent more than $700,0000 trying to take over the city council — and former Chamber of Commerce czar Steve Cushman. In that race, Cushman played the role of the spoiler, siphoning off votes that might otherwise have gone to Francisco.A big reason Cushman was effective is the $50,000 check Grishin — who owned the estate where the movie Scarface was shot — gave him. Wolfswinkel sought to tag Cushman a commie stooge, but Cushman — a big bear of a guy — effectively laughed it off. Schneider would have likely won anyway, but her margin of victory would have been uncomfortably tighter. In the meantime, Ambassador Kislyak, my calendar’s wide open; let’s do lunch. — Nick Welsh
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igh schools and other groups are gearing up for spring football practice, and recruiting will be very aggressive. Boys love football and relish the physical contact. Kids and teens do not have the judgment to recognize the dangers to their brain, neck, and limbs. But no one can play any sport without parental permission. Kids put pressure on parents to sign consent forms. Conscientious parents will spend time to see what safety practices are being followed, risk of injury, and injury record before signing. Parents who value longterm safety will guide kids to other sports like baseball, basketball, swimming, or track. These teach team spirit, discipline, and athletic skills, just like football, but without the level of risk. One of the side effects of sports injuries is the use of painkillers. Prescription drug use can lead to drug dependence and often addiction to heroin or other street drugs. Law enforcement states a near epidemic of heroin use in Santa Barbara and Carpinteria. Please, parents, do your homework and read every line of the consent form before you sign it. Brain injury or addiction will affect education, career, and lifetime happiness. It is not worth the risk. Your child’s future is — Donnie Nair, Carpinteria in your hands.
Demand and Supply
mericans are taught they are uniquely gifted problem solvers. But that doesn’t mean all problems have a solution — for instance, finding a market solution for Santa Barbara’s lack of workforce housing. The problem starts with the fact that market forces have made buildable land inside the city incredibly expensive where it exists, and that is practically nowhere. The solution of going vertical has been rejected because it would ruin the city’s small-town charm as a tourist attraction and cut off a major source of the city’s income. The city has also backed away from inclusionary housing deals after the Chapala One debacle. Requiring 15 percent affordable units means permitting 85 percent offsetting luxury units.
A real solution would be for the state to back up its mandatory zoning requirements by sending taxpayer dollars to municipalities so they could actually build affordable units. But that raises the specter of state interference with the free market, not to mention the horror of higher taxes. So we are back to the unspoken idea that the Average Unit-size Density Program will produce an overabundance of small rental units that over time will get cheaper as demand remains constant and the supply increases. What the city will look like and drive like given this prospect is painful to contem— Bill Marks, S.B. plate. And pain is a problem.
o far, 100 percent of the so-called “rap artists” I’ve seen The Santa Barbara Independent promote [independent.com/ghostface] have the requisite lyrics glorifying violence, describing women in terms that couldn’t be repeated in polite company or this letter, and, of course, repeating the most offensive racial term in America,“the N-word.” The Independent prides itself on being pro-woman and pro-minority yet has no problem promoting gangsta rappers while rightly pointing out President Trump’s disgusting comments about women. Why is it okay for some to use hateful language, but not others? The hypocrisy is mind— Bill Clausen, Lompoc boggling.
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Lester “Les” Randolph Ford, Jr., PhD, passed away on February 26th, 2017 at age 89. He was born September 23rd, 1927, in Houston, TX, to Lester R. Ford, Sr., and Marguerite Eleanor Ford (nee John). He was preceded in death by his sister, Margaret Houston Olson, and is survived by his wife of 49 years, Naoma Gower Ford (nee Gower), his nine children from his first wife, Janet Johnson (nee Lux): Diana Tashjian, Barbara Daniels, Pamela Ruggiero, Andrea Crebassa, Randy Ford, Melinda DiMartino, Ilisa Kim, Fred Ford, and Ken Ford, along with their spouses and their many children and grandchildren. For a full obituary, please use the following link: http:// bit.ly/2mLM7Gq A celebration of his life will take place on April 8th, 2017, at 2:00, at the Valle Verde Theater, 900 Calle de los Amigos, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to Direct Relief, www.directrelief.org, or to a charity of your choice.
Jorge Luis Montalvo, Jr. 02/18/61-02/25/17
Jorge Luis Montalvo, Jr, age 56, beloved resident of Santa Barbara, California passed away suddenly of 18
heart failure on 25 February, 2017. Jorge was born in Brooklyn, New York, on 18 February 1961. He graduated from the Queens, NY, Aviation High School earning an air frame and power plant (A&P) mechanics certification, moving to California upon graduation to begin his career at Lockheed in aviation mechanics. Jorge a true Renaissance man found great pleasure playing bass with local musicians, in his passion for media, producing medical training programs for Cottage Hospital and local TV broadcasts with TVSB. He was so proud of “his team” and his W.A.V.E award for “Ken Boxer Live” Community Media Producer. An excellent videographer Jorge brought his eye for the romantic to many a wedding, never missing the most poignant detail. As an entrepreneur, Jorge contributed his expertise to train the next generation of media videographers through his latest love, teaching "his kids" at Crane School. Jorge brought an unparalleled perfection and enthusiasm to all of his projects. Jorge also loved engineering and mechanics. A swap meet “treasure”, became an opportunity for tinkering and dreaming. Jorge loved being a "fix-it" guy, willing to share his abilities with anyone who needed help or shared in his joy making something out of nothing. He enjoyed fishing, biking, riding his motorcycle and making movies...he even had a role in a "zombie" movie, an experience he treasured. Although Jorge’s untimely passing leaves family and friends with an ache that only time will heal, we take comfort that his brilliant smile, infectious laugh and joie de vivre will live on in all of our hearts. We are all so blessed to have known this man, for Jorge loved with his entire being and his transparent attention to friendship his highest value. He lived that sacred truth every day. Jorge is survived by his large and loving family, parents, sisters, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and grand-niece. Jorge L Montalvo Sr. and V.S. Montalvo; his siblings, V.S.M.Knudsen, L.M.M.O'brien, M.D.Montalvo and J.A. Montalvo; ex-wife, Jo Marie and a special friend who was like a son. His family along with countless friends will miss him dearly and daily. Jorge's body will rest in Florida alongside his treasured grandmother, his spirit will fly free. God bless you, Jorge. May your lesson of what friendship truly means live forever in all of us. Celebration of Life service Friday, 3/10/17, 4-6pm Officiated by Rev. Pam Washburn at Crane School, 1795 San Leandro Ln, Santa Barbara, CA 93108. Please have a Jorge STORY for the video montage and PHOTO (copies) to donate to his family's picture montage and bring a favorite sweets and/or beverages to share.
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Lee Stone 06/24/49-11/05/16
Lee Stone, a longtime resident of Santa Barbara passed away on November 5th, 2016 at the age of 67. Lee was born in Town Creek, Alabama. However, over the course of her life she lived in many states. In 1966, after graduating from high school in Ridgecrest California, she attended the College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls. While a student there she earned an AA degree, was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and received honors in English. She then attended Abilene Christian College in Abilene Texas, where in 1968 she earned her B.A. in English Literature. While at A.C.C. she was a member of their “Big Purple” marching band, and again received honors in English as well as membership in Sigma Tau Delta, a nationwide English honors society. Always committed to expanding her knowledge and possibilities for career advancement, Lee went on to obtain a Master’s Degree in English from Idaho State University. After college Lee returned to California where she worked at several jobs, most notably in sales and marketing for Cox Cable. Shortly after joining Cox in 1987, Lee was in an automobile accident that left her permanently wheelchair bound. This
accident put an end to a highly ath athletic life of skiing, bodybuilding and jogging. Undaunted by her disabilities, she continued to work for Cox Cable for well over the next decade. Her heroic adjustment to her injuries was emblematic of how Lee lived all facets of her life. She was a fervent defender of women’s rights with a passionate focus on women’s advancement in the workplace. She was active in the Santa Barbara Professional Women’s club, where in 1977 she earned the designation of Young Career Woman of the Year. That same year she was honored on a state level as well. Lee was happily surprised to learn that she had been awarded 3rd place as the California Federation of Business Professional Women’s, Young Career Woman of the Year. Politically engaged as a fighter, she, in 1979, was elected to the board of directors of the Democratic Women of Santa Barbara. Lee was also a champion of animal rights and an outspoken supporter of DAWG and PETA. Lee found support for these convictions and deep spiritual comfort in the Unitarian Universalist Church of which she was a member and regular attendee. As her health continued to decline her active participation in these organizations diminished as well. Her uncompromised view of the importance of fairness and compassion for all living creatures will remain an inspiration to all those who knew her. Lee leaves behind several fine and loving friends; sisters Linda Hayhurst of Idaho, Margaret Hicks of Colorado, and brother Bob of California. She will be honored with a private celebration of life.
Dana Brian Steele 05/17/53-02/23/17
Dana Brian Steele was born in Ventura, CA, and was a long time Santa Barbara resident and owner of Der Volks Werks for more than 33 years. He was in a one-vehicle accident on Saturday, February 18. Dana lived and breathed Volkswagens, and he had an encyclopedic memory about antique Volkswagens and how to keep them running. He will be dearly missed by his wife Francine, two sons Daniel and Christopher, his brother Bruce, sister Robin, and Terre Mekker, his
long time VW partner, as well as the many people who over the years needed help with their cars. There will be a memorial celebration of Dana’s life, at Tucker’s Grove, Sunday, March 19, at one o’clock PM.
Alyssa Reginato 07/06/74-02/10/17
Alyssa was a beautiful, giving, loving daughter and sister; she worked as a stylist at Red Studio in Montecito for 18 years, and was a loyal employee, coworker and friend. Please join us to celebrate her life Saturday March 11 at 2:30, at Elings Park in the Singleton Pavilion. Bring a blanket or chair and any photos that the family may keep.
Dustin James Gifford 08/30/78-03/03/17
My mind can't believe this is real and my heart is broken beyond words. Baby I Love you so much, thank you for giving me beyond what I ever thought was possible. For being my rock and my soul mate for loving me for me. We knew from the first time we met we were going to be something special to each other. Thank you for being a wonderful Daddy to Jadyn and always putting us before anything else. Jadyn and I are so blessed to have had you. We miss you Baby and we love you always and forever. Rest In Peace my Love. Services will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday, March 11,2017 at Hope Community Church 560 N La Cumbre Rd Santa Barbara Ca 93110.
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SAINT JOHN: While many Santa Barbarans
cheer California’s legalization of marijuana, what would nature-loving John Muir say? The Sierra Club’s magazine Sierra, for one, is horrified at the environmental devastation it fears from the expected “green rush” of unregulated ripping up of the green hills of California. The price of those relaxing tokes that smokers enjoy is already being paid in the form of “grows” that tear wide swatches in forests of the Golden State and elsewhere, leaving behind soil soaked with toxic chemicals, trash, improvised roads, and medical cannabis contaminated by illegal pesticides, Sierra says. Darkening the whole picture is a looming figure over California and other states: President Trump’s Attorney General/Corn Pone Jeff Sessions, who’s declared war on pot — which, as you know, is illegal under federal law. The feds have generally overlooked your average pot-smoker but now could come down hard on the kind of pot shops and industrial-sized marijuana “factories” I saw during a recent trip of the Seattle area of legal-pot Washington. Sessions seems to be taking a highly moralistic approach. “Good people don’t smoke marijuana,” Sessions told a Senate drug hearing last year. Really? I know of one high-profile Santa Barbaran active in philanthropic circles who cultivates the weed in his beautiful garden.
SORRY, JEFF: Good people do smoke marijuana.
Even if you don’t inhale, chances are that people you know do, privately and hush-hush. People I know say it’s too late to stop the marijuana revolution. For one thing, there’s too much money to be made, unless of course the feds drive pot underground again. “Last year, the value of the legal-pot market was expected to exceed $7 billion [across the nation] while estimates of the total market — licit and illicit — were as high as $45 billion,” Sierra said. The magazine recited a litany of the hazards to nature caused by cannabis “grows”:
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Thirsty plants consume six gallons of water a day during a drought, resulting in pot farmers drying up or diverting streams that wildlife like salmon rely on; heavy doses of pesticides, herbicides, and rodenticides have dire effects on forest soils. “The poisons are lethal to Pacific fishers, a weasel-like mammal that is already a candidate for the endangered-species list.” Legal-pot state Colorado had to issue recalls of plants contaminated by the endocrine disruptor myclobutanil, whatever that is, but it sounds like something bad that might catch up with you someday. Be careful what you put in your mouth: “In California, one testing company found pesticide in 84 percent of medical cannabis samples,” Sierra reported. Then, Sierra pointed out, there’s the energy situation. While the average Seattle office building uses about 18 kilowatt-hours per square foot, indoor cannabis operations with high-tech temperature control systems and high-intensity lighting, like the generic-looking places I drove by, use about 300 kilowatt hours per foot. But all is not lost, Sierra said. Proposition 64, which legalized recreational marijuana use in California in 2016, “offers a beacon of hope.” A 20 percent tax on the sale and cultivation of marijuana, an amount likely to exceed $200
million a year, will be available to repair damaged lands and hire staff to monitor and enforce environmental laws. Put all that in your pipe and smoke it. BUT SERIOUSLY, FOLKS: We all need a
laugh now and then, and the comedy being staged by the Theatre Group at Santa Barbara City College is just the ticket. A Flea in Her Ear is a door-slamming, maid-screaming, uproariously funny farce starring a cast of seasoned actors. The classic bedroom sex farce (sans nudity) was written by Georges Feydeau in 1907 and brought up to date by David Ives. A great deal of silliness ensues, involving suspected adultery, mistaken identity, rapid changes of clothing, and much tomfoolery. Congratulations to director R. Michael Gros for somehow directing the stage traffic and making sure the doors slam at the opportune time. It runs through March 18 at SBCC’s Garvin Theatre. CAPTAIN QUEEG? The increasingly bizarre
behavior of President Donald Trump brings to mind the eccentric and wacky Captain Philip Francis Queeg in the Pulitzer-winning novel, then play, and movie The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk. Wouk served aboard two destroyer-minesweepers during World War II. — Barney Brantingham
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David Wiesner, Tuesday (detail), pg. 32, 1991. Watercolor on paper. Courtesy of the Artist. David Wiesner, Art & Max (detail), Jacket, 2010. Watercolor and acrylic on paper. Courtesy of the Artist.
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always wanted to warning as well as an action and place.“Artists either look be regional, but I outward or inward. I usually didn’t want to be look out,” he says.“My studio provincial,” says is a kind of lookout for surf, Hank Pitcher.“I’m interweather, things to paint. I ested in the highest level have been fortunate to spend of painting.” There’s never been most of my life with a good someone more relevant, view of the sea. Much of my poignant, and representawork is about looking out to tive of modern Santa Barsea.” Such searching imbues bara than Hank Pitcher. Pitcher’s rich knowledge of our land and culture into his The 67-year-old landscape painter is renowned work. not only for five decades I was originally going of artistic expression but to interview Hank for The also as an inspiring UCSB Santa Barbara Questionprofessor, a subtly effecnaire I do each week for tive environmentalist, and independent.com. But our a legendary athlete. His life 45-minute appointment and career are a love letter turned into a three-hour to our uniquely beautiful chat, so we scheduled even stretch of coastline, parmore meetings to discuss ticularly the landscape art, cinema, the ocean, near Coal Oil Point, where education, and Santa Barhe’s worked in a studio for bara. Each time, I found more than 40 years just him utterly fascinating and steps from his childhood complex, gentle and soulful, home. always observing and con“ThE mINdBENdER aNd ThE dOvECOTE” “I know it intimately templating. He seems to long through surfing and painting here over half a century,” for connection but also needs privacy to create. he says of the entire Santa Barbara coastline.“I think that And he’s unrelenting about the point of his work. “I knowing or having an idea about a place is important to am interested in how to get past the superficial, the tourmaking an authentic statement about it. A lot of Santa ist painting, the hackneyed,” he says. “That is one of the issues when painting beautiful places: In much of the art Barbara has grown around me.” Pitcher is mostly known for his colorful landscapes, world, it is believed that paintings must be disturbing to although figurative works — including his emblematic be considered serious art.” paintings of surfboards — loom large in his oeuvre, as well. His style is neither realistic nor abstract, but it shows a deep duality that is as paradoxical as the man himself. “There are two Hanks,” explains Frank Goss, who It’s an early October afternoon when I first meet Hank at started showing Pitcher’s works at Sullivan Goss, An his studio, and his remarkable down-to-earth quality is American Gallery on May immediately apparent. His walls 3, 2000. “There’s the football are covered with landscapes that player who is expected to reflect his distinctive style, but I kick the ball. Then there’s the don’t recognize Santa Barbara in lyrical painter of landscapes.” any them. Pitcher’s new exhibit That’s because they are all from Scotland, where Pitcher recently at Sullivan Goss, which traveled to paint the Royal & opened March 2 and runs until April 30, is called Look Ancient Golf Club of St.Andrews on commission for a collecOut. It’s a pertinent title, for tor. Though he also did another that’s exactly what he’s been Hank Pitcher’s Look Out hangs doing his entire life.“I like the commission in England on the at Sullivan Goss, An American multiple meanings,” explains trip, Pitcher normally doesn’t take Gallery (11 E. Anapamu St.) until April 30. Pitcher, enjoying that the such jobs unless he can create a See hankpitcher.com and sullivangoss.com. phrase can be construed as a whole body of work around it.
h O m E O N T h E P O I N T : The artist pictured recently near his Coal Oil Point studio. independent.com
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“For a month in the summer, I painted the long light and the North Sea,” he said of Scotland, where he spent six weeks followed by two weeks in England. “I spent a lot of time speaking to caddies. It was sort of like Coal Oil Point. It had the same natural seepage.” When I recognize one Scottish beach scene from the movie Chariots of Fire, he quickly acknowledges our common passion, admitting,“One of the biggest influences to my paintings has been film.”As a young man, he loved 1960s French films and Juliet of the Spirits by Federico Fellini, who helped him understand both the color green and composition.“My ambition with my paintings is for them to be like your favorite scene in a movie that you freeze,” said Pitcher, who believes his paintings translate well into blackand-white. “It should make you feel that you can walk into it.” And when he’s not listening to Miles Davis while he paints, he’ll often opt for film composer Nino Rota. Traveling to paint, though, is not in his usual repertoire. His Scottish summer, in fact, was the longest period he’d ever spent painting outside of the country, but it served to reconnect him with his Santa Barbara microcosm. “I work 200 yards from where I grew up,” said Pitcher, who was born in Pasadena on July 20, 1949, but moved to Isla Vista when he College graduation day in 1971 was 2 years old. “I learned to surf on the beach where my studio is.” His father, a carpenter named Henry, was hired as a foreman on UCSB’s first permanent building, so the family moved to a turquoise house on Abrego Road. Only about 100 families lived in Isla Vista then, and Hank was part of the first graduating class at Isla Vista Elementary School. There was nothing but fields between his home and Highway 101, which had traffic lights all the way through Ventura then.“It was rural most of the way,” he recalled of family trips to Pasadena. “Farmland and cattle grazing, and then the thick yellow air of the L.A. basin. Sometimes the smog was so thick it was difficult to see across the street, and it hurt to breath.”
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His dad told him the region would one day be filled Our next meeting is on a December morning at 7 a.m., with homes and businesses. “It didn’t seem possible,” when he shows me some of his surfboard paintings, said Pitcher. “That experience, as a young boy, contrib- including “The Mindbender and the Dovecote.” Set utes to my wanting to paint the places I love, the way I along the Gaviota Coast, it’s a portrait of an asymmetrisee them, as a way to preserve the way they are.” In grade school, he was intrigued with how paintings could convey narratives and started buying reproductions of famous pieces. The first was “The Light of the World” by William Holman Hunt, which shows Jesus knocking on a door. “I was fascinated by the mystery,” he said. But athletics pulled him with equal strength. “I became obsessive about football,” said Pitcher, who played at San Marcos High School on the first team to beat the mighty Santa Barbara Dons. Fistfights ensued. “I was really nuts as a football player,” said Pitcher, who played both offense and defense and would lose control during games, including the time he threw an opposing team’s star quarterback at the “COaL OIL POINT, SPRINg, wOmaN wITh a BLUE BaThINg SUIT” coach. “All of La Playa Stadium went quiet,” recalled Pitcher, who stood glaring at the coach, not cal board shaped by Wayne Rich. When I look up close, realizing what he’d done. “Then half the stadium stood I notice the whole painting is bizarre — the board floats up and booed me, and then the other half stood up out of the ground like the huge monolith in 2001: A and cheered.” They won the game and went undefeated Space Odyssey or Easter Island’s mo‘ais, and the backfor the season. The other player went on to play wide ground seems painted from differing perspectives. receiver at Stanford. “The key to a good realistic painting is that it has to Toward the end of our first meeting, Hank walks me be completely abstract,” says Pitcher. “I’m constantly to a spot on Coal Oil Point, where a full moon lingers making things bigger or smaller in order to tell my on the horizon. He snaps a photo of me standing there story.” The effect is visceral. In this case, it’s also a form and then whispers, almost as if he is thinking out loud, of portraiture. “You know a lot about the person by looking at their surfboard,” he explains. “I like stories. I like the mythology of the area.” Frank Goss told me that Pitcher’s fans also refer to the surfboard pieces as portraits, including many New York–based investors and brokers who shop through the Sullivan Goss catalog to find the latest Hank Pitcher.“They’d love the strength in his paintings,” said Goss.“For them it’s a trophy. They’re really about power, uncompromising power.” Then Hank brings out “Wayne Rich Nightmare,” another Wayne Rich surfboard portrait. Its darkness is menacing and dangerous. Noticing my reaction, he comments, “I like the whole range of ways people respond to my work. I like it when my paintings appear “ThE LIzaRd ThE EgRET I LOOk OUT”
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effortless and are accessible. As long as they corner of Sola and Anacapa streets when he enjoy some aspect of the work, I’m satisfied. met New Yorker Susan McKaba. It was his last day to work on the painting, which had The greatest films appeal to everyone.” After high school, various colleges tried taken a very long time, and he spotted her out to lure Pitcher the athlete away from Santa of the corner of his eye.“I was struck, but she Barbara, but he decided to stay. He’d seen a disappeared,” he recalls. Then she suddenly lecture by the iconoclastic architect/inventor/ reappeared right in front of him, asking, “Are author Buckminster Fuller and decided to you Hank Pitcher?” lead an intellectual life. In 1967, UCSB began McKaba had attended a lecture of his but its College of Creative Studies as “a graduate was leaving the next day for a new job in New school for undergraduates,” and Pitcher was York City. Smitten, Pitcher sold a catamaran accepted into the literature program. But he and moved to New York to convince her to wanted to paint. “One of the difficulties was marry him. That year would prove to be the that there weren’t people who could teach longest he ever lived away from Santa Barme what I wanted to learn,” he explained. bara, but she did come back with him. They “In the 1970s, there was an idea that paint- wed in 1985. ing was dead. Instead, conceptual art was As Hank tells me this story, I notice a large encouraged.” garden painting from his recent English Nonetheless, the college’s small seminars excursion that’s one of the most romantic put Pitcher in touch with such luminaries as I’ve seen yet, complete with a swing off to painter Paul Wonner, choreographer Jacques the left that says,“Will you marry me?” I can’t help but think of Susan and d’Amboise, art critic Harold Rosenberg, scholar Hugh Hank’s courtship as I admire Kenner, and writer Marvin the painting’s simple and Mudrick. Upon graduation complex narrative. Everyin 1971, some of Pitcher’s where in this garden there’s a story to be told. “I want paintings were gaining acclaim, so he was asked to my paintings to have that,” stay and teach, making him Pitcher explained. “Like a one of the youngest profesFellini movie, you can get lost sors in the entire UC system. watching something happen“It turned into the best ing in the background.” personal graduate program I could imagHe’s intently focused on conveying atmoine,” said Pitcher, who used the college’s gen- sphere, whether it’s of a lone person walking erous budget to invite such artists as John on the beach or a blue belly lizard about to get McCracken, Charles Garabedian, Jane Freili- eaten by a white egret, and remains a student cher, and Alfred Leslie. “The students and I of sequential space, incorporating formal elegot to know firsthand what was happening ments in three visual planes to create both everywhere in the art world,” he explained. “I depth and narrative. “There are lots of points of entry in his picked them up from the airport, had meals with them, attended lectures, sat in on classes landscapes,” explained Goss.“They are invitaand critiques, went to the parties. They often tions to mystery and spirituality. He’s looking visited my studio, and I was often invited to at the eternity of being. The intricate landvisit theirs in L.A. or New York. I had no other scapes of his seem to go on and on.” obligations at the time, and my only other But Pitcher also struck creative gold in interest was surfing.” much simpler ways, too, like by designing the In 1971, hearing from a friend that there Mr. Zog’s Sex Wax logo (pictured) that hangs was great surf in New York, Pitcher drove from a bulletin board in his studio. That hapacross country with surfboards in tow and pened in 1974, when Rick Herzog asked him long blonde hair blowing in the wind. His to come up with both the logo and name for friend’s parents rented the now famous surf surfing wax. The brand was a house on Georgica Beach in East Hampton, controversial but stuck, and Pitcher still gets “volabout a block from Grey Gardens. There, he met untary royalties” from Herzog. Paul Georges, a painter Pitcher also created known for large-scale figurative allegories and the first logo for Kinko’s. self-portraits who’d been “This guy peeks in the a student of Fernand door,” remembered Léger in Paris. Georges Pitcher. “He was stutbecame Pitcher’s mentering a lot, and he told tor and introduced him me he had an idea for a to artists such as Willem mural in front of his store. It turns out it was Paul de Kooning, among others. For about a decade, Orfalea. I hardly charged Pitcher would summer him, for I felt sorry for in the Hamptons to hang him.” Today, Pitcher’s studio is not far from the out with that crowd. One day in 1978, Orfalea Family Children’s Pitcher was back in Santa Center on UCSB’s West Barbara and painting Campus, paid for largely with Kinko’s money. a couple posing on the “wILdERNESS, gavIOTa COaST”
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Pitcher still teaches every quarter at UCSB, mainly to serve as a mentor to young artists like so many did for him. He co-teaches a popular class with plant paleobiologist Bruce Tiffney called Field Painting with an Artist and a Botanist on the UC Reserves. Students are shown how to examine the entire natural landscape with eye and brush, focusing on the biological, geological, and artistic aspects of Coal Oil Point, Sedgwick Reserve, and other places in the university’s Natural Reserve System. “They teach you to see what’s truly there,” explains artist Robin Gowen, who is Tiffney’s wife. “You put someone out in the field, and there are no boundaries. To break through is the real value of being plein air.” Of Pitcher the professor, she says, “He never tells a student how to paint. He tells them to go out and paint. If they hit an issue, then he encourages them to steal solutions from other painters. He plunges students without protection.” Tiffney believes Pitcher’s paintings reflect nature better than any other medium. “You would think photographs can give you all the information, but photographs lie,” he said. “Hank heightens certain aspects that allow us to see more detail. Painting conveys more vegetation [than] the camera can.” As such, Pitcher’s work actually preserves the landscape. “He profoundly understands that, when he paints, some things are going to change,” said Tiffney, who believes the visual record is of “extreme value” to the community and that it’s Pitcher’s way of being a subversive activist. “He feels at risk with the land at risk. He’s willing to be swallowed.” “The landscape has a soul,” said Gowen, “and Hank captures the spirit of Southern California.”
ThIRd ENCOUNTER Later that month, on December 22, we’re in the studio again, observing the painting he worked on the day before. Every year, he paints the winter solstice, often at Point Conception. As I get lost in the still-damp work, he quietly starts telling me about the rhythms of the landscape. “The clouds are affected by the land and the mass beneath them,” he says.“Notice the way the wind is affecting the mountains. The ocean is a reflection of what is happening beneath. Everything is about everything else, the sounds of the landscape.” This Hank is more meditative than before. “I’m interested in the idea of cosmological principles that you can finally notice by study-
ing your own landscape,” he says as we sit at a table across from each other. “My paintings are all about living things. It’s important to sort things out.” Though trying not to sound egotistical, he worries that the steady rise of landscape painters in Santa Barbara may miss the point. “No colors in landscape paintings of Santa Barbara had the colors I use until I started painting,” explained Pitcher, who believes many artists copy his scenes while using the palette he developed 40 years ago. “It makes a cliché out of something very meaningful to me,” he said, singling out Ray Strong as the region’s other influential landscape artist. “It is important for artists to have their own vision. I believe that is the job.” For Pitcher, that vision centers on having an intimate relationship with his surroundings, which have changed much over his lifetime. “When I grew up here, there was nothing,” he recalled of a childhood spent playing in empty eucalyptus groves. “Slowly I started to see the destruction of the landscape. … I understood that painting was a way to make people aware.” And it’s also an inspiration for people to get outside themselves, ever critical in today’s digital desk world. “If you take somebody to the beach and introduce them to the outdoors, there’s a great spirituality about that experience,” he explained.“Genetically, we’ve evolved in order to stand up and scan the horizon, to look out for protection and for food. When we stare at a computer at work, or sit at a desk answering calls, you start internalizing things. Your body closes in. Being in the landscape is essential to our mental and physical health. This was intuitive to me at an early age.” Over the years, the endless development push has made him depressed at times, like when Camino Real Marketplace replaced the grasslands at Storke and Hollister. But he’s also seen victories, including UCSB’s long-ago purchase and recent expansion of the Coal Oil Point Reserve. “It’s been a roller coaster ride seeing it all being destroyed and then having it brought back,” said Pitcher.“Santa Barbara is such a model for conservation and art.” Before I leave, I ask him one last question about how he got his name, which came from his dad. “I wanted to be called Hank because I didn’t like to be called ‘Little Henry,’” says Pitcher with a smile. As I say good-bye, I smile, too, realizing that the nickname would have never stuck for this giant steward of the Santa Barbara coast.
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3/10: Alexandra King: An Arabian Night Delight in a night of enchanting
Middle Eastern dance from experienced choreographer Alexandra King, founder of the dance company Seher, the dance ensemble for UCSB’s Middle East Ensemble for 21 years. 7pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State St. $10. Call 962-7776. sohosb.com
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Harry Potter Book Night Calling all no-majs, squibs, witches, and wizards of all ages! Get sorted into your Hogwart’s house, solve riddles on a scavenger hunt, take a picture in a Quidditch photo booth, sit in on an herbology class, play Harry Potter–themed trivia, and see the presentation with live owls! Wear your best costume and bring your wand, and remember, “It’s wingardium leviOsa, not leviosAH.” 4-8pm. S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Free. Call 564-5604. sbplibrary.org
3/9: UCSB Reads: Migrant Stories from the Community
thurSday 3/9 3/9: Within the Minds of Submariners: A Cold War Saga Beneath the Pacific on the Spy Sub Dr. Roger C. Dunham will take you into the minds of sailors aboard a spy submarine on a classified, top-secret mission to search for a sunken Soviet Navy submarine in the depths of the Cold War. His talk will focus on the sailor’s sacrifices as well as the consequences for the U.S. in the Cold War. 7pm. S.B. Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Wy., Ste. 190. Free-$10. Call 456-8747.
Attorneys in both criminal and immigration law, Marysol Bretado and Olivia Rodriguez and members of the Latin community will discuss the UCSB Reads 2017 novel, Into the Beautiful North, an exploration of immigration, return migration, and both physical and psychological border crossings. 4pm. Instruction & Training Rm. 1312, UCSB Library. Free. Call 893-2478. www.ihc.ucsb.edu
Friday 3/10 3/10: Lego Club The store staff will sug-
Commission for Women will host an informal forum designed for area women, girls, and organizations to share their thoughts, concerns, needs, and ideas with those serving on the commission and hear about social service agencies and resources to benefit and assist female residents. Child care and Spanish interpretation will be available. 5:307pm. Faulkner Gallery, S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Free.
gest a theme for everyone to build on from a pile of bricks (Legos). The best part is that your Lego creation will be featured at the front of the store for an entire week! 3-5pm. Bennett’s Educational Materials, 5130 Hollister Ave., Goleta. Free. Call 964-8998.
their hard work from fall quarter’s Urban Art Workshop, a class taught by artist Gabriel Cardenas. Join the artist, students, property owner, and other community members as they talk about the process of the mural and the impacts that murals have in Isla Vista. 3:30-5pm. The KOTO Group, 6696 Del Playa Dr., Isla Vista. Free. Call 893-4371.
3/11: 2nd Annual Wild Brew Fest The
3/9: Workshop: Figure Drawing Artist and instructor Colin Gray will
S.B. Fermentation Festival presents the Wild Brew Fest, an event highlighting the area’s best traditionally brewed and wild-fermented drinks with educational talks, a DIY fermentation station, and small bites made with locally sourced ingredients and ferments of all kinds. Designated drivers get a reduced-price ticket and still get to take part in the (nonalcoholic) fun. Lunch: 11am-2pm. Fest: 2-5pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State St. $20-$95. Ages 21+. Call 962-7776. sohosb.com
guide you as you sketch from a live model and share figure-drawing techniques. Materials will be provided. 5:30-7:30pm. Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB. Free. Call 893-2951. museum.ucsb.edu
3/10: Reception: 2nd Fridays Art: Fairie Tales Artist Marianna Victoria Mashek draws inspiration for her artwork from Russian folklore to depict both the inner and outward expressions of love, romance, and culture through graphite and watercolor. The exhibition runs through April 7. 5:30-7:30pm. S.B. Tennis Club, 2375 Foothill Rd. Free. Call 682-4722.
3/11: Job Fair Job seekers, bring your résumé and references, and connect with more than 20 participating businesses at this one-stop shop of various job openings, from seasonal retail sales to full-time managers. Representatives from Paseo Nuevo will be on-site to provide information on current
3/10: David Wiesner: The Persistence of Memory Hear artist David Wiesner discuss his recurring visual ideas and motifs and speak on the evolution of his newly released graphic novel, Fish Girl. 1:30pm. Mary Craig Auditorium, S.B. Museum of Art, 1130 State St. Free-$10. Call 963-4364. sbma.net Rod TucknoTT
3/9: Forum: Women Speak Up The County of S.B.’s
3/9: Urban Art Mural Unveiling UCSB students will be celebrating
3/10: Kids’ Afternoon with David Wiesner Award-winning illustrator and author David Wiesner, whose work is currently on view at the S.B. Museum of Art, will share how he started drawing as a child, the comic heroes that influenced him, and how he brings his imaginative ideas to life. After his talk, stop by the Children’s Library to view his wordless picture books. 4pm. Faulkner Gallery, S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Free. Call 564-5621.
3/9: 4th Annual PHorum: Perspectives in Health Care National,
3/10: Art of Indigo Dyeing Guest artist Derek Jorn will teach you different techniques to create beautiful designs on fabric from indigo, a plant-based dye used for thousands of years to create different hues of blues. Leave this class with your own indigo creation. Materials, instruction, and a glass of wine are included. 6-8pm. Art From Scrap, 302 E. Cota St. $40. Ages 18+. Call 884-0459. exploreecology.org
regional, and area health-care leaders will share and discuss the universality of end of life and bereavement, as well as how to prepare for a meaningful death. Enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres, keynote speeches from Lani Leary, PhD, and Dr. Michael Kearney, an audience Q&A, and a free raffle. 5-7:30pm. Santa Ynez Ballroom, Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort, 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd. Free. Call 690-6218.
S.B. Dance Arts: Configuration 2017 Students and professional choreographers will perform evocative, highenergy hip-hop and jazz numbers that will have you dancing in your seat. Highlights will be The Blue Light Between Us, a fresh commentary on our smartphones and social media, and Stop the Hate, a tribute to the victims of the 2016 Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting. Fri.: 7pm; Sat.: 2 and 7pm. Center Stage Theater, 751 Paseo Nuevo. $15-$53. Call 963-0408. centerstagetheater.org
3/11: Paper-Palooza! Kids will learn the value of reducing, reusing, and recycling as they make repurposed paper creations. 10am. Art from Scrap, 302 E. Cota St. $8. Ages 6 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Call 884-0459 x13. exploreecology.org cont’d on p. 29 >>>
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3/11: 17th Annual Barbara Ireland Walk for Breast
Cancer Individuals or teams can register to walk, jog, or run along the waterfront for a 5k, 10k, or 15k that ends in a post-walk pop-up spa zone. Those who raise $100 or more will have their registration fees waived. All of the funds will go to the Cancer Center of S.B. with Sansum Clinic. 8:30am. Chase Palm Park, 323 E. Cabrillo Blvd. $20$60. Call 898-2116. ccsb.org/irelandwalk2017
3/11-3/12: Princess Day Weekend: Save the Frogs
3/11: Ron White Funnyman Ron “Tater Salad” White, best known for his part on the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, will bring his iconic stand-up to our historic indoor venue. 8pm. Arlington Theatre, 1317 State St. GA: $47.50$57.50; VIP: $136.50-$246.50. Call 963-4408.
Join Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, and other princesses for a celebration of all things amphibian (frogs, toads, newts, and salamanders) in honor of “spring forward.” Costumed princesses — and knights, cowboys, and pirates — can craft, play frog-inspired games, and meet special animals all while learning how zoos and aquariums work to save the world’s threatened amphibians. 10am-3pm. S.B. Zoo, 500 Niños Dr. Free- $17. Call 962-5339. sbzoo.org
3/11: Dance & Art for Children Janice Staab will lead children of all ages through contemporary and street-dance-style movements so they can create their own dance movements. 12:30-1:30pm. MultiCultural Ctr. Lounge, UCSB. Free. Call 893-8411.
3/11: Citizens’ Climate Lobby Join Citizens’ Climate Lobby volunteers for a live national video call and actionplanning meeting to reduce and put a price on carbon. Find out how you can be part of the solution. Coffee and snacks will be served. 9-11am. Blake Lounge, Unitarian Society, 1535 Santa Barbara St. Free. Call 687-0890.
3/11: The Bee-Friendly Garden Join the Bee Guild and the S.B. Botanical
Gardens for a lively talk, plant giveaways, and book-signing from Kate Frey, author of The Bee-Friendly Garden and two-time gold medal winner at the Chelsea Flower Show in London, where she met Queen Elizabeth, twice! Pick up a native, drought- and bee-friendly plant at no cost! 2-3:30pm. Unity of S.B., 227 E. Arrellaga St. Free. Call (650) 576-4145.
3/11: 5th Anniversary Bash Help the Trinity Gar-
3/11: Bloom: Spring Benefit Enjoy an evening of music, art, poetry readings, dance, and culinary delights to celebrate The Waldorf School of S.B. and its commitment to the arts and students. 6-10pm. SBCAST, 513 Garden St. $45-$80. Call 967-6656.
dens celebrate five years with a plant sale, compost talk, live music from Banjo Bob, crafts, garden tours, and small bites with drinks. All proceeds will support the garden. 11am-2pm. Trinity Gardens, 909 N. La Cumbre Rd. Suggested donation: $5.
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3/12: Hansel & Gretel This whimsical rock musical follows young Hansel and Gretel on a journey to find their missing mother. Watch the daring duo embark on a heroic and humorous adventure to find her to the soundtrack of the not-so-grim Grimm Brothers Band. Bring the kids an hour early to enjoy balloons, face-painting, and crafts. 3pm. Campbell Hall, UCSB. $12-$16. Call 893-3535. artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu
3/12: Book Club: Deep Green Resistance: Strategy to Save the Planet Sit in on a lively discussion on the first chapter of The Deep Green Resistance, the book that inspired an organization of the same name. The book considers radical strategies to save the planet from nonviolence to guerrilla warfare, as well as the culture of resistance. 12:30-2:30pm. Martin Luther King Jr. Wing, Eastside Library, 1102 E. Montecito St. Free. Call 364-2394. sbplibrary.org
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3/11: Tree Care Event Soak in the California winter sun as you mulch seedlings to maintain the coastal oak forest for future generations to enjoy. 9am-noon. Coal Oil Point Reserve, UCSB. Free. Call 252-1952. yourchildrenstrees.org/Events.php
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3/12: Purim by the Sea Dress in your favorite Purim costume to celebrate the saving of the Jewish people from Haman’s
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SBCAN’s GREAT Community Brunch The S.B. County Action Network will host a GREAT (Gathering Resistance and Effective Activism Together) community brunch fundraiser to celebrate its 15th anniversary. Congressmember Salud Carbajal (pictured) will speak on his first 75 days in Congress while a panel of area activists speaks on how to work most effectively together and continue to be a GREAT coalition of progressive organizations supporting women, immigration, the environment, social justice, and more. 11am-2:30pm. El Paseo Mexican Restaurant, 10 El Paseo. $50. Call 563-0463. sbcan.org
THURSDAY plan to massacre them, as told in the Book of Esther. There will be a Megillah reading, a traditional Purim dinner, live music, costume prizes, and an interactive Purim-themed game show. 5-7pm. Cabrillo Arts Pavilion, 1118 E. Cabrillo Blvd. $12/person; $54/family; nobody will be turned away for lack of funds. Call 636-5085.
3/12: Essential Oils 101 From reducing stress to removing toxins from the body, there’s no limit to the benefits essential oils can bring. Sample a few, and learn how to apply for desired results as host Todd Hart
walks you through the ABC’s of incorporating oils into your life. 7:30-9:30pm. Power of Your Om Yoga, 1221 State St., Ste. 201. Free.
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staged reading by members of the DramaDogs Theatre Company will feature various poetic monologues by notable female writers including Aphra Behn, George Sand, and Virginia Woolf. 3pm. Faulkner Gallery, S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Free. Call 564-5641.
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3/11: Opening: David Reeser, Scott Gordon This dual-artist show will have paintings and prints with vibrant colors, organic lines, and poetic brushstrokes to ignite your imagination. The exhibit is on view through May 15. 5-8pm. GraySpace Gallery, 219 Gray Ave. Free. Call 886-0552.
3/11: KidKraft: Decoupage Flower Pot Children and adults can learn how to up-cycle common household items to create original designs for a re-used flower pot. 2pm. The Wildling Museum, 1511 Mission Dr., Unit B, Solvang. $5/child (one adult admission included). Call 688-1082.
3/12: Reception: Rebecca Gomez Meet with and buy artwork from the artist behind the colorful, expressionist paintings on view through March 31. 2-4pm. Longoria Winery Tasting Rm., 415 E. Chestnut Ave., Lompoc. Free. Call (886) 759-4637. longoriawine.com
3/12: Studio Sunday on the Front Steps Use graphite and bronze tempera paint to draw your own version of Judith Shea’s “Mid-Life Venus” sculpture. You’ll then collage the drawing and white fabric onto a black chipboard for the full, dramatic effect. 1:30-4:30pm. S.B. Museum of Art, 1130 State St. Free. Call 963-4364. sbma.net
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recorded more than nine albums over a period of 25 years yet still remains one of the best-kept secrets of the acoustic music world. 7:30pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club , 1221 State St. $14-$18. Call 962-7776. sohosb.com
Middle East Ensemble
3/10: Artistry of Strings The S.B. Strings present a chamber benefit music concert with selections from Beethoven, Shostakovich, and Leclair. Proceeds from the event will benefit the organization’s mission to provide young area musicians with orchestral experiences. 6pm. Hahn Hall, Music Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Rd. $10-$40. Call 688-7423. musicacademy.org
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3/11: S.B. Blues Society Turns 40 The Delgado Broth-
Jazz Ensemble: East meets West
ers, winners of the 2016 International Blues Challenge, will perform alongside award-winning guitarist Kid Ramos and a variety of surprise guest musicians to celebrate the S.B. Blues Society’s birthday, the oldest of its kind in the U.S. Enjoy birthday cake, free bbq snacks, and the opportunity to dance on a historic spring-loaded dance floor. 7pm. Carrillo Recreation Ctr., 100 E. Carrillo St. $30-$40. Call 722-8155.
March 11, 2017 / 7:30 p.m. / Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall $5 UCSB students / $10 non-UCSB students / $15 general
March 13, 2017 / 7:30 p.m. / Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall FREE UCSB students / $5 non-UCSB students / $10 general
March 15, 2017 / 7:30 p.m. / Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall FREE UCSB students / $5 non-UCSB students / $10 general
! NEW Jazz Combos (part 2)
March 16, 2017 / 4 p.m. / Karl Geiringer Hall Admission is free
3/11: Santa Ynez Valley Classical Music Series: Radian String Quartet Mary Beth Woodruff, violinist
and founding artistic director of S.B. Strings, with violinist Jane Chung, violist Basil Vendryes, and pianist Robert Cassidy, will perform Beethoven’s String Quartet in A Major, Op. 18, No. 5 and Shostakovich’s Piano Quintet in G Minor, Op. 57 57. Enjoy a post-show reception with the artists. 7pm. St. Mark’s-In-TheValley, 2901 Nojoqui Ave., Los Olivos. $10-$35. Call 688-4454.
Music of India Ensemble
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
The UCSB Department of Music is now offering a Season Pass, which includes admission to all ten Winter 2017 Concert Series events for a one-time fee of $30. Purchase your pass today and save! Tickets and Season Pass: (805) 893-2064 or music.ucsb.edu/news/purchase-tickets THE INDEPENDENT
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3/12: Chamber Music Concert The acclaimed Singer Chamber Players (pictured) will present a creative program that will explore the combinations of four instruments that cross over an array of musical styles: clarinet, violin, cello, and piano. You can expect to hear Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time along with a quartet by Peter Schickele, trio by Nino Rota, and a solo piano work by Jean Sibelius. 2pm. Ojai Art Ctr., 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai. $8-$10. Call 640-8327. ojaiartcenter.org couRTesy
Chamber Choir & Women’s Chorus
March 10, 2017 / 7:30 p.m. / Trinity Episcopal Church (1500 State St.) $5 UCSB students / $10 non-UCSB students / $15 general
3/9: Marley’s Ghost This five-piece Americana band has
3/11: Phutureprimitive Bay Area producer and songwriter Rain, under the moniker Phutureprimitive, will perform a hypnotic deejay set of lush melodies, intricate rhythms, groove-heavy beats and warm, fuzzy bass lines. 9pm. Velvet Jones, 423 State St. $15. Ages 18+. Call 965-8676. velvet-jones.com 3/12: Margo Rey Experience this artist’s unique style of music, “organica,” an unorthodox hybrid of pop music rooted in jazz complemented with ethno-rhythmic grooves, guitars, keys, and lush vocals. You can also catch her at The Arlington Theatre with her husband, comedian Ron White, on March 11. 7:30pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State St. $15. Call 962-7776. sohosb.com
UCSB Middle East Ensemble
March 9, 2017 / 7:30 p.m. / Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall FREE UCSB students / $5 non-UCSB students / $10 general
with special guests Billy Steinberg, Richard Marx, and MoZella for an evening of original songs and the stories that inspired them. 8pm. Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. $29-$64. Call 899-2222. granadasb.org
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3/9: University Wind Ensemble Delight in an evening of Masterworks Arranged (Or Not) for the ensemble’s winter concert. This group of vibrant, young wind players will perform John Williams’s Summon the Heroes, Gustav Holst’s The Planets, Igor Stravinsky’s Symphonies of Wind Instruments, and more. 7:30pm. Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall, UCSB. Free-$10. Call 893-2064. music.ucsb.edu
3/11: 2nd Saturday Artisans Spend an afternoon in the valley with unique art from area artists for show and sale such as original paintings, jewelry, pottery, photography, and more. Noon-5pm. Santa Ynez Valley Grange, 2374 Alamo Pintado Ave., Los Olivos. Free. Call 688-7338.
3/14: CAMA International Series: St. Petersburg Philharmonic Russia’s oldest orchestra, founded in 1882,
3/11: Liner Notes: Songwriters, Stories and Music Actress Rita Wilson will show off her musical talents
Pianist Garrick Ohlsson
will deliver a program of Shostakovich and Brahms with established solo pianist Garrick Ohlsson. 8pm. The Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. $39-$119. Call 899-2222.
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3/12: Monthly Beach Cleanup Join fellow volunteers to beautify our beaches. Afterward, stop by the Watershed Resource Center to see how your actions affect the health of our creeks and oceans. Please bring your own bag, bucket, and gloves. Noon-2pm. Arroyo Burro Beach, 2981 Cliff Dr. Free. Call 884-0459. exploreecology.org
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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.
3/14: Snowy Plover Docent Training Docents will be trained to provide education and to protect roosting and nesting plovers at Sand’s beach. You must attend two three-hour training courses that includes a tour of Coal Oil Point Reserve, classroom instruction, and a two-hour on-the-beach practice shift. If docent work is not for you, there are many other ways to help, such as community outreach, office assistance, programming, design, art, and more. 6-9pm. West Conference Ctr., UCSB. Free. tinyurl.com/SnowyPloverDocentTraining
3/14: Rainwater Harvesting 101 The drought is not over until Lake Cachuma reaches capacity. Learn how to — and why you should — install a rainwater-harvesting system in your home. Donations will support the Sweetwater Collaborative. 6-7:30pm. Watershed Resource Ctr., Arroyo Burro Beach, 2981 Cliff Dr. Suggested donation: $10/person or $15/couple. Call 403-4566. sweetwatercollaborative.org
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.
3/15: Greywater 101 Learn from experts on how you can install a greywater system in your home to reuse water from laundry machines for landscape projects. Also learn about financial incentives, and see examples of branched drain systems. Donations will support the Sweetwater Collaborative. 6-7:30pm. Watershed Resource Ctr., Arroyo Burro Beach, 2981 Cliff Dr. Suggested donation: $10/person or $15/couple. Call 403-4566.
tueSday 3/14 3/14: Pi Day What is the official animal of Pi Day? The Pi-thon! Come and celebrate the joy and universality of math! Take part in math-themed activities designed for math lovers of all ages. 3:14pm. Faulkner Gallery, S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Free. Call 564-5621. tinyurl.com/PiDaySB
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3/13: Science Pub: Basket Cases Join Dr. Jan Timbrook, curator of ethnography at the S.B. Museum of Natural History, for a lecture on how she curated the museum’s beautiful exhibit of nearly 200 historic and contemporary Native American baskets. 6:30-8pm. Dargan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, 18 E. Ortega St. Free. Call 682-4711 x170. sbnature.org
Luce Puppets: Splashy Sea Saga Join Sailor Sam and his pal Salty as they sail the seven seas in search of an adventure and … a boat that won’t sink! Ride the waves with mythical creatures, too, such as a giant octopus, a fearsome dragon, and a sea monkey. Tue.: 10:30-11:15am; Carpinteria Library, 5141 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria; 684-4314. 3:30-4:15pm; Goleta Library, 500 N. Fairview Ave., Goleta; 964-7878. Wed.: 10:30-11:15am; Solvang Library, 1745 Mission Dr., Solvang; 688-4214. 3:304:15pm; Buellton Library, 40 W. Hwy. 246, Buellton; 688-3115. Free. sbplibrary.org
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3/15: Pawsitive Parenting Workshop New dog owners can learn more about their canine companion and how to positively reinforce good habits while limiting and preventing inappropriate behavior to create a harmonious household. A certified professional dog trainer will teach you the invaluable parenting skills for you and your pet to live a long, healthy life together. 6-8:30pm. S.B. City College Schott Campus, 310 W. Padre St. Class: $20; materials: $5. Call 687-0812.
3/9: Telegraph Brewing Co. The Folk Orchestra. 8pm. 418 N. Salsipuedes St. Free. Ages 21+. Call 963-5018. tinyurl.com/TheFolkOrchestra 3/9: Eos Lounge Thu.: Shiba San x MK. 8pm. 500 Anacapa St. $40. Ages 21+. Call 564-2410. eoslounge.com 3/9, 3/11: Dargan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant Thu.: Dannsair, 6:30pm. Sat.: King Bee, 9pm. 18 E. Ortega St. Free. Call 568-0702. darganssb.com 3/9-3/11, 3/14-3/15: The James Joyce Thu.: Alastair Greene, 10pm1am. Fri.: The Kinsella Brothers, 10pm-1am. Sat.: Ulysses. 7:30-10:30pm. Tue.: Teresa Russell. 10pm-1am. Wed.: Victor Vega and the Bomb, 10pm-1am. 513 State St. Free. Call 962-2688. sbjamesjoyce.com
3/15: Community Forum: Keeping People with Mental Illness Out of Jail Come listen to
3/10: Velvet Jones B-Side Players, 423 State St. $15. Ages 21+. Call 965-8676. velvet-jones.com
panel members who represent both the relevant government agencies and community organizations active on these issues, as well as a personal account. Learn about the three-quarters of adults in jails with mental illness and how they are cycled through the system, as well as how this crisis has prompted the S.B. County Supervisors to commit to positive plans. Please bring your lunch. Noon-2pm. Faulkner Gallery, S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Free. Call 965-2422.
3/10: Carr Winery Barrel Rm. John Lyle. 6pm. 414 N. Salsipuedes St. Free. Call 965-7985. carrwinery.com 3/10: Carr Winery Warehouse Blown Over. 5pm. 3563 Numancia St., Ste. 101, Santa Ynez. Free. Call 965-7985. carrwinery.com 3/10-3/12: Cold Spring Tavern Fri.: The Excellent Tradesmen, 7-10pm. Sat.: Salt Martians, 2-5pm; Cuyama Mama and the Hotflashes, 6-9pm. Sun.: Tom Ball and Kenny Sultan, 1:15-4pm; Teresa Russell and Cocobilli, 4:30-7:30pm. 5995 Stagecoach Rd. Free. Call 967-0066. coldspringtavern.com
3/11: Standing Sun Winery Elijah Ocean, 7:30pm. $12-$17. 92 2nd St., Buellton. Call 691-9413. standingsunwines.com 3/11-3/12: SOhO Restaurant & Music Club Sat.: Alejandro Marcovich, 9pm; $20. Sun.: S.B. Jazz Society: George Young Trio, 1pm; $25. 1221 State St. Call 962-7776. sohosb.com
3/15: Blush Restaurant + Lounge Wed.: Bruce Goldish, 7-9pm. 630 State St. Free. Call 957-1300. blushsb.com
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Goleta: Camino Real Marketplace, 10am-2pm
Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science All ages will enjoy potentially dangerous experiments, jokes, and new puppets and songs for this interactive performance. The host from the Food Network’s Good Eats has a slew of entertaining food and science experiments up his sleeve. And who knows? You may even be selected to be his assistant onstage! 8pm. Arlington Theatre, 1317 State St. $22-$68. Call 893-3535. Read more on p. 41. artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu
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3/10, 3/13: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. 7 and 10pm. Isla Vista Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte, Isla Vista. $4. Rated: PG-13. magiclanternfilmsiv.com 3/11: Up Watch retired balloon salesman Carl tie thousands of balloons to set off to a lost world with 8-year-old stowaway and Wilderness Explorer Russell. Dug, the talking dog, and Kevin, the 13-foot-tall flightless bird, help Carl realize his dream in this animated gem. 1-3pm. Island Rm., S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Rated G. Free. Call 564-5603. sbplibrary.org
3/11: Script to Screen: Westworld Enjoy a screening of the two pivotal episodes from the first season of HBO’s Westworld: Episode 6, “The Adversary,” and Episode 7, “Trompe L’Oeil.” Following the screening will be a Q&A with UCSB Department of Film & Media Studies alumnus Fred Toye, the director of these two episodes. Please note that the post-screening discussion will address the entire season of the show, including the finale. A reception will follow in the lobby. Reservations are recommended. 2-5pm. Pollock Theater, UCSB. Not rated. Free. Call 893-4637. carseywolf.ucsb.edu
3/11: Hidden Figures See this Academy Award–nominated film starring Octavia Spencer, Taraji P. Henson, and Janelle Monáe about the talented African-American female mathematicians who had an important role in sending astronaut John Glenn into orbit in 1962. 7pm. Plaza Playhouse Theater, 4916 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria. $7. Rated PG. Call 684-6380.
3/12: Cine en Domingo: Escuela de vagabundos This 1955 film, considered one of the finest comedies of Mexican cinema, follows Alberto Medina (Pedro Infante) as a famous songwriter on a camping trip whose car goes downhill. Showing up on the doorstep of a wealthy family, he’s given shelter because they believe he is a tramp, and he ends up earning respect as he falls in love with one of the daughters. Engage in a post-screening discussion with Monique Limón and Andy Valdez. 3pm. Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. $10-$20. Not rated. Call 899-2222. granadasb.org
3/12: Tab Hunter Confidential This film shares a firsthand perspective on what it was like to be a studio-manufactured movie star in the Golden Age of Hollywood, when being openly gay was unthinkable. There are rare film clips and interviews with friends and co-stars such as Debbie Reynolds, John Waters, Clint Eastwood, and more. There will be a Q&A with Tab Hunter following the screening. 2pm. Plaza Playhouse Theater, 4916 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria. $20. Not rated. Call 684-6380. plazatheatercarpinteria.com
3/13: Elmer Bernstein Memorial Series: Far From Heaven The quintessential suburban family’s perfect life begins to fall apart when both husband (Dennis Quaid) and wife (Julianne Moore) are faced with choices that mix their privileged worlds with issues of race, sexual orientation, and class. Guest curator Jon Burlingame will host a talk and an audience Q&A before the film. 7pm. Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. $10-$20. Rated PG-13. Call 899-2222.
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distant systems, which is a cornerstone of Hushion’s work. On his website, CrackingPi.com, Hushion compares quantum physics principles to a roulette wheel: Look at every random event as a circle through which runs a straight center of gravity, with outcomes spaced along the diameter of the object, game, or field. So a fraction of pi may help us guess an outcome based upon the implied rotation of that object. To test his theory, I asked three volunteers to help with a series of dice rolls at the Cliff Room. Though results are still being tabulated and a retrial is in the works, Hushion feels very certain he’s onto something. The implications could be profound: that the seemingly random universe is just a game of dice and the seemingly random future could be predictable. —Richie DeMaria
Capitalizing on Marijuana
ake no mistake: The Great California Green Rush is underway. Last November, voters finally said “Go!” to legalize adult recreational consumption of cannabis in California for the first time in 80 years. Just three months from that landslide decision, it seems that anyone with half a mind for business is frothing to get a piece of the budding industry. Never mind the anti-marijuana saber-rattling coming out of the Trump administration in recent days; the marijuana industry is aiming for mainstream money on the Left Coast, where forecasters suggest weed may become a $20 billion consumer market in its first legal year. “How many times in a life do you get to be on the right side of history, making the right argument, and, P.S., there is a ton of money to be made?” That’s Montecito’s Adrian Sedlin, who, at the ripe old age of 46, has come out of retirement to get into the indica and sativa business. He’s got three kids, a Harvard MBA, and five successful created-and-sold companies under his belt—i.e., belt no need to surrender his days and nights to the painstaking process of shepherding a start-up into the rare air of fiscal success. Yet he’s at the helm of Canndescent, a rapidly expanding cannabis company headquartered on Chapala Street. With $8 million in capital already raised, 40
employees, and an 11,000-square-foot, stateof-the-art grow facility in Desert Springs that will expand to 123,000 square feet and 150 employees within the next 18 months, Canndescent is focused on the “ultra-premium adult user,” said Sedlin. “We are going for the Louis Vuitton or the Chanel of cannabis. Canndescent is a high-end consumer lifestyle brand that we hope will become a national icon in the years ahead.” The keynote speaker at the Business of Cannabis event on March 15, Sedlin is a relative newcomer to the industry. Less than two years ago, his brother-inlaw, a career botanist and cannabis cultivator, asked for a loan to buy a new grow facility. That got Sedlin’s wheels turning, and within a few months, he was writing checks to make Canndescent a reality. “This is, by far, the best experience I have ever had professionally. I have the greatest job on the planet right now,” gushed Sedlin. “We are getting to go from the ‘Prohibition moonshine in a jar days’ to fully branded consumer-packaged goods. How many times in a career do you get an opportunity like that?” —Ethan Stewart The MIT Enterprise Forum of the Central Coast’s The Business of Cannabis panel is on Wednesday, March 15, 5 p.m., at the Cabrillo Pavillion Arts Center (1118 E. Cabrillo Blvd.). See mitcentralcoast.org.
very math student learns at some point that the number pi (3.14...) can be used to determine the proportions of a circle. But what if it could be used to predict gambling outcomes, grasshopper populations, and terrorist attacks? According to decades of research by Tim Hushion, it can. Through a series of dice-rolling trials and using principles from quantum mechanics, Hushion, who also works in the kitchen at Arnoldi’s, argues that events perceived as random can in fact be predicted as a tendency of geometric probability in relation to a fraction of pi. “Relative to the randomness of gravity, we and our perceptions are pi,” he asserts. With National Pi Day coming ’round on March 14, there couldn’t be a more timely opportunity to taste a slice of his investigations into the world of pi. For his entire life, Hushion has seen patterns in realms others saw as inscrutable. As an 8-year-old, he remembers feeling certain that randomness was a code that could be cracked. Beyond physics and statistics, the former research attorney and forensic historian has extensively studied the French Revolution, the O.K. Corral, and Chumash culture; he interprets the Chumash Painted Cave as a map of the area’s food resources rather than a spiritual or shamanic artwork. With pi, he’s delving into theories put forth in the 1700s by Ruđer Josip Bošković, who believed that distinct particles could affect other objects from a distance. That intrigued Albert Einstein, who thought it was “spooky” that vastly separated particles could influence each other by apparently hidden forces. In 1964, John Bell’s theorem, known as Bell’s Inequality, found correlated states between the properties of
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ayne Ferrell thought he was just picking up a summer accounting job 30 years ago when he graduated from Chico State and found work at the Santa Barbara Orchid Estate. But when some key employees left, he was soon setting up the estate’s annual display at the Santa Barbara International Orchid Show and got hooked in this mysterious flower. This native from Bishop, California, is now general manager of the estate — which was founded in 1957 and is open seven days a week at the end of Patterson Avenue on More Mesa — and also president of this year’s 72nd annual Orchid Show, which is March 17-19 at Earl Warren Showgrounds. “Santa Barbara is really the epicenter of commercial orchid growing in the United States,” said Ferrell. “We have the right climate here for growing cymbidiums, and down in Carp you have heated greenhouses that are the biggest producers rs of phalaenopsis, the grocery-store orchid. That’s the largest selling potted plant in the world right now. The industry has really grown.” Which orchid started your fascination? Cymbidium tracyanum. It’s from Burma. It’s extremely wild, these long sprays of bronze-colored flowers with red strips. It blooms before 90 percent of the other species, and it’s richly fragrant. I remember walking along the aisles and seeing this spray of flowers shooting up from some foliage, and they really caught my fancy. Usually what happens with orchids is you start researching them a little deeper. The next thing you know you’re looking at Burma in the foothills of the Himalayas. Then you learn how to divide and pot them, and about pollinators and hybrids and mimicry. Every orchid species has an interesting story behind it. Tell me about this year’s theme, Orchid Mystique. People go to such extents to collect and grow them, all the way back to the 1800s when they called it “orchid delirium” in the U.K. Nurseries would send their collectors all over the world for months at a time. Many would die from typhoid or yellow fever or falling off cliffs or being attacked. What drives this passion? Orchids are really about sex. The whole
reason flowers look like they do and why they are the most evolved plant is that they’ve gone through all the adaptation to attract pollinators, which range from bees to hummingbirds to flies to all kinds of things. When people look at an orchid, they sense there is something very unnatural and yet also natural about why the flower looks the way it does.
What else can we expect this year? We’re partnering with the Santa Barbara Zoo. They are going to have children’s activities, like painting murals and scavenger hunts. They’re going to be extracting pigment from flowers by crushing the flower. So it’s going to be suited for children, as well. —Matt Kettmann
The 72nd annual Santa Barbara International Orchid Show is Friday4∙1∙1 Sunday, March 17-19, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., at Earl Warren Showgrounds (3400 Calle Real). See sborchidshow.com. independent.com
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ou used to be fun, they say. You used to make us titter with your escapist jaunts into the lighter side of life. What happened, a few restless readers have asked, to the ribald soccer-mom confessions and largely superficial rants about bass players and fallopian tubes? Trump happened, you guys. He golden showered all over the fun. I’m sorry if I’ve been weighing you down with ponderous political tirades. Now more than ever, we all need a moment’s respite from the political onslaught. And I want to offer you lighter fare; I do. But I’m just … heavier than I used to be. See, I’ve put on a few pounds since Election Night from stress eating. And, okay, stress drinking. My husband deemed my new squishiness “Trump Plump,” and purely because I enjoy a good rhyme and a snappy hashtag, he is still among us. But I’m not alone in my plight. Though Lena Dunham claims election despondence killed her appetite and left her svelte, my friends and I have inhaled every last crumb of Lena’s untouched food and then some. “Trump is going to be good for the economy,” said my friend Michal, “because the entire country is going to need to buy new pants.” In a Winq poll of 2,500 millennials, 63 percent said they’d gained weight since the election. And why wouldn’t they? Our country suddenly feels terrifyingly unfamiliar and unstable. Our deeply cherished values are thwarted and even derided daily. We feel unsafe. We feel uncertain. We’re unsure if we should even have hope. But … a brownie couldn’t hurt. “It’s unconscious, fearful grabbing of email: email@example.com the nearest carb,” says my pal Kirsten. “I’ve caught myself digging through the kitchen cupboards at a crazy pace while listening to NPR. Bannon? … I need candy. The guy who wants to dismantle the EPA? … chips.” One friend recently switched from wine to vodka tonics and went through four boxes of Trader Joe’s chocolate-covered marshmallows, a pound of Godiva, and untold chocolate-covered gummy bears in two months: She’s up eight pounds and a clothing size. I know a young woman who hates walking around in a world of men who think like our president does and “might be plotting a way to grab me by the … or rate me on a scale of 1 to 10. So I head to the place I know I won’t be judged: the pantry.” My friends say they’re nervous eating. Mindless eating. Comfort eating. “The other day I ate a salad alone in a café while reading about the poop-storm-du-jour,” says Kelly.“I looked back to see that I’d eaten most of the paper liner that separated my food from its serving basket. I guess the new jiggle in my middle is actually restaurant supplies.” My friend Stacie was so upset about the latest news when she picked her son up from school last week that they zoomed straight to a McDonald’s drive-through. But, Mom! the boy protested, We don’t eat that! You say it’s not food! “We got terrible burgers, oversalted fries, and Cokes, and I just sobbed and shoved all of it into my mouth,” she says. “Not proud of it, but that’s what happened.” Science can explain this behavior. Dr. Adrienne Youdim, who was medical director at Cedars-Sinai Center of Weight Loss for nearly a decade, says that stress not only releases hunger-triggering hormones; it also releases hormones that make us crave high-fat foods and make it harder for us to notice when we’re full. Put that up against a psychotic Pennsylvania Avenue tweet and our asses become #TrumpRumps quicker ’n you can say “pizza is a complete breakfast.” I guess the upside is that we’ve never been less concerned about our weight. (Who cares about losing pounds when we could lose the press?) They say it’s good to carbo-load before a marathon, and, ladies, we’ve got miles and miles of marching ahead of us. See you out there in your stretchy pants. I’ll bring the donuts.
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sAntA BArBArA royAls take hockey crown high School Skaters Win l.A. Kings league for Second Straight Year; Plus March Madness and More I won the inaugural championship of the L.A. Kings High School Hockey League in 2016, and last Saturday they successfully defended their title by defeating the Kern County Knights, 6-2, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. A timely blend of ingredients made the Royals, predominantly students from San Marcos High, a successful aggregation from the moment they took to the ice together. When the Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL) established the prep league, now comprising 10 teams from the Greater L.A. Area, the finishing touches were being put on Goleta’s Ice in Paradise. It opened in the fall of 2015 with a regulation-size hockey rink that became the home of the Royals. They found a coach in Steve Heinze, a veteran of 12 years in the NHL. “I was looking for a rink ever since I moved here,” said Heinze, who retired from the Kings in 2003. “I know a little bit about hockey, so I got involved.” They have a core of players who, although they grew up next to the beach, had familial roots in hockey country. Chris Ewasiuk, the Royals’ captain, was introduced to the sport by his assistant coach and father, John Ewasiuk, a native of Canada. John Ewasiuk was on the board that raised money for Ice in Paradise, enabling his son to play in his hometown after spending years driving to rinks in Oxnard and Valencia. Jack Johnson’s father came from the East Coast, a follower of the Pittsburgh Penguins. His older brother, Will Johnson, became an accomplished hockey player before Ice in Paradise and is now a sophomore on the University of Wisconsin team. Will Hahn’s father is from Michigan. “He played pond hockey,” Hahn said. “My dad was one of six kids on a mailman’s budget — not much opportunity for organized hockey.” Chris Ewasiuk, Jack Johnson, and Hahn all played pivotal roles in Santa Barbara’s two championships. The Royals have posted a 17-1 record this season. Their only loss was a 3-2 setback to Kern County, which they avenged on Saturday. Johnson scored two goals, bringing his league-leading total to 41, and had four assists. Ewasiuk scored a goal on a shorthanded breakaway, which made the score 5-1, and he assisted on two other scores. The brothers McMullen
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— twins Jared (two goals) and Ryan (two assists) — also figured in the scoring. Hahn minded the nets, sharing goaltending duties with Matthew Park. Only nine shots got past Hahn, named the league’s top goalie, in 18 games. Both Kern County goals in the final game came off power plays. The Royals play a physical brand of hockey, and their opponents’ best hope was to catch them shorthanded. “Some of our players get a little riled up,” Hahn said. “Refs have not been to kind to us this year. We have to stay out of the penalty box.” When he removes his goalie equipment, Hahn is startlingly small at 57 and 140 pounds. He is a senior ROYAL FLASH: Jack Johnson, right, says he may not be the most famous person from Santa Barbara at Santa Barbara High, with that name, but he is making a claim to fame on the hockey rink as the leading scorer for the S.B. the only player from San Royals, two-time champions of the L.A. Kings High School Hockey League. Marcos High’s rival. “I try to keep it low-key,” he said. When he let out a “Let’s go, Royals” after practice last week, 14 wins this year, heading into the conference tournament he said, “That’s the third time I’ve ever said that in my life.” the fourth-seeded team. … Although derailed in the Golden Johnson, a 61, 180-pound San Marcos junior, said Hahn State Athletic Conference semifinals, the Westmont men (24-7) expect to be invited to the NAIA Nationals at Kansas makes up for his stature by being “hockey smart.” The Royals’ celebration at the Staples Center — inter- City, and the Warrior women (26-4), who played for the rupted by a Zamboni that prepared the ice for the Kings- GSAC title Tuesday night, are a lock to be highly seeded in Vancouver Canucks game — was not the last time the team their national tournament in Billings, Montana. … Former will be together. On March 18, they will go up against a UCSB star Alan Williams is one of the NBA’s hottest rookchampionship team from the Anaheim Ducks High School ies in March. He recorded three consecutive double-doubles League at The Rinks, the practice facility of the NHL’s Ducks. last week for the Phoenix Suns, which won all three games It will be a tough matchup. Orange County high schools over Charlotte, Oklahoma City, and Boston. “Big Sauce” have developed formidable hockey programs. averaged 13.7 points and 13.3 rebounds. He also blocked The Royals will lose seven seniors to graduation this year, three shots against the Thunder. but they hope to continue to be kings of the Kings League, with promising players coming up from their junior varsity LITTLE BIG SHOTS: Carly Letendre and Gabriel Cordero of Santa Barbara were 80 percenters in the Elks Hoop team. Shoot regional contest at Las Vegas, both sinking 20 of 25 MARCH MADNESS: The basketball season came free throws. Letendre took second place by one shot in the to a positive conclusion for the UCSB men’s team, girls’ 8-9 division, while Cordero took third in the boys’ 8-9 which won two of its last four games, including its shootout. … The Santa Barbara Soccer Club (SBSC) has first road victory in the finale at Cal Poly, 57-44. The produced a number of boys’ championship teams, and this Gauchos finished with a 6-22 record and will miss month the SBSC Girls 2005 White squad made the club out on this week’s Big West Tournament. … UCSB’s proud by winning the Cal South State Cup. The 12-year-olds women continued to improve under second-year went 8-0-1 in nine games, outscored their opponents 15-1, head coach Bonnie Henrickson. She took them and won a penalty-kick shootout 5-4 over the AV SC Storm from 2-27 before her arrival to 12 wins last year and from Apple Valley in the championship match.
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The sophomore shortstop out of San Marcos High reached base 10 consecutive times in two games. In a 12-5 win over Cerro Coso, he went five-for-five and scored four runs.
Allie Jones, San Marcos High track
The junior won the 100-meter hurdles at the Don Green Invitational in Moorpark in a school-record time of 14.24 seconds. She was also on the winning 4x400 relay team.
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3/9-3/10: Men’s College Tennis: Baylor and New Mexico at UCSB The Gauchos have rolled to six wins this year but are still trying to break through against a top-25 team. They have lost to No. 11 UCLA, No. 7 Cal, and No. 21 Oregon, the latter two by scores of 4-3. Baylor comes to town Thursday with a No. 17 national ranking, giving the Gauchos another shot at a signature win. Their doubles team of Simon Freund and Morgan Mays is ranked No. 8 by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. They’ll return to the court Friday against New Mexico, and their home stand will continue next Monday (3/13) against TCU and Wednesday (3/15) against Gonzaga. Thu.-Fri.: 1:30pm. Rec Center Courts, UCSB. Free. Call 893-UCSB (8272) or visit ucsbgauchos.com. independent.com
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as Alton Brown, the chef/scientist/musician who has gone from his ingenious cooking show Good Eats to cohosting the exciting Food Network spectacles of Iron Chef and Cutthroat Kitchen.At the Arlington Theatre on Wednesday, March 15, Brown will encourage you to Eat Your Science, a food variety show combining cooking, science, and songs. I spoke with Brown about chemicals, competitive cooking, and martinis.
information from entertainment; they go together. If I didn’t have entertainment, I wouldn’t have anything to teach. I would like to think I keep adventuring into different ways of combining media, food, and information in different ways, and I don’t think I’ve burned it up quite yet.
Do you write your own songs, and do you sing while you cook?
I write my songs, to answer that, and how is incredibly organic. It depends. Sometimes the lyric comes first; I may want to write a song about a particular thing, and a great deal is born sitting on a sofa with a guitar, which is a more organic way. Do I sing when I cook? I do not, but I don’t think I can sing and cook at the same time, the same way some people can’t chew gum and walk at the same time.
Do you have an ingredient or technique you’re especially fascinated by right now? Gosh, that’s a tricky one. There will
be a vegetable or an ingredient I’ll ignore for years, and then I can’t get enough of it. Right now, I can’t get enough of celery root. I keep playing with it, pushing it around, trying to find out what the edges of its capabilities are. I’m fickle, though. I could drop that and do rutabaga next week or some cut of beef that I’m like, if I take this one muscle out of a chuck roast, I can do this or I can do this. It’s not because I’m looking for trends or trying to fixate — I’ll literally walk through a grocery store and become obsessed. Do you delve into the ingredient’s chemical properties? Only as much as that I’m trying to understand why it does what it does. I always like to have some understanding of the chemical properties. Whether it’s a spice or a vegetable or a spirit for that matter, or anything else — without that understanding, I’m unable to interact with that ingredient. Which came first: an interest in food or the science of food?
Food first, and then only when I realized I didn’t have
event, so calling the action involves a huge amount of research on my part, and being able to work with real good culinary producers who can constantly feed me information so I can guide people through what they’re seeing as they’re seeing it. Why are there more competitive food shows now? Because
Food Network moved into the realm of no longer being an emerging specialty network and it moved into a mainstream network, and the mainstream thrust of TV entertainment for the last decade has been unscripted competition reality in order to compete for eyeballs. It’s simple competition. It’s the rules of the game: You make what people want to see. Have competitive cooking shows influenced food culture offscreen? Yes, definitely, yes, absolutely. There are many
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s of 2017, “outreach” has become one of the most common terms heard in the arts, but back in 1971, the idea of putting on a show of abstract art by a group of mostly New York City–based artists in an abandoned movie theater in Houston’s poverty-stricken Fifth Ward was virtually unheard of. For Peter Bradley, the venerable painter who will be in Santa Barbara all of March as artist in residence at the Morris B. Squire Foundation, The Deluxe Show, as it was called after the theater in which it was located, was a chance to give people an experience that was “like the new world we’re all striving towards, free of obstruction.” The show’s sponsors, John and Dominique de Menil, were at the beginning of what would become an extraordinary career in art and philanthropy, and Bradley, then painting and working in Manhattan’s
influential Klaus Perls Gallery, made a most prescient choice for the exhibition’s curator. Having turned down an invitation to be part of the Whitney Museum’s controversial Contemporary Black Artists in America exhibition earlier in the year on the grounds that it reduced the artists involved to tokens of their racial identity, Bradley took the de Menils’ offer to come to Houston with a show as a chance to exhibit nationally known black artists alongside such major proponents of color painting as Kenneth Noland, Jules Olitski, and Larry Poons. Bradley has accomplished a great deal since this curatorial coup in 1971, and he’s hard at work now at the Squire Foundation’s palatial headquarters in the hills off Route 154. But I emphasize his responsibility for The DeLuxe Show both because it’s an important milestone in art history — the first major show to comprehensively
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Your debut recording consisted of Beethoven’s late piano sonatas. Why Beethoven? Beethoven, since I can [remember], was the center of my musician life. He is the composer I feel closest to. When I was thinking about any debut record, it was clear for me that it was
going to be Beethoven … and luckily I found partners with Sony Music, who gave me the chance to actually do that, which is quite wonderful.
“I would like in the most honest and direct way, to share, and I would like the listeners to share with me,” said 29-year-old pianist Igor Levit regarding his upcoming Santa Barbara performance on March 9. Born in Russia and raised in Germany, the Berlin-based pianist has captivated audiences across the globe with his nimble, sensitive finger work, garnering critical acclaim for his 2013 debut album, Beethoven: The Late Piano Sonatas, and Gramophone Artist of the Month in October 2014 for his sophomore recording of Bach’s six-suite Partitas. I spoke with the virtuoso after his recent Carnegie Hall debut, and his amiable and honest nature made me feel as if I was chatting with a longtime friend.
Outside of the classical music realm, what are you listening to, music-wise? Too much. From free jazz to hip-hop to freestyle hip-hop to classical — whatever I feel is relevant for me I listen to. … There are no limits. With a couple exceptions, I’m not a big German Schlager music [fan].
Do you ever play piano purely for pleasure? You bet I do. I mean, I just sit at home in the middle of the night [and play] — I have fantastic nightmares, you know. —Gabriel Tanguay
UCSB’s Arts & Lectures presents Igor Levit Thursday, March 9, 7 p.m., at Music Academy of the West’s Hahn Hall (1070 Fairway Rd.). Call 893-3535 or see artsandlectures .sa.ucsb.edu.
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Although the Ojai Film Festival proper doesn’t kick off until this November, the organization has partnered with the nonprofit Women in Film (WIF) to cohost An Evening with Piper Laurie on March 11. The special event will honor the screen legend, who landed on the cinematic map with her role in the 1950 comedy Louisa, opposite Ronald Reagan. Although a string of parts followed, Laurie is perhaps best known for her Academy Award–nominated turn in 1961’s The Hustler, starring Paul Newman; her portrayal of Hustler Carrie White’s mother, Margaret, in 1976’s Carrie; and as Mrs. Norman in the 1986 film Children of a Lesser God. The celebratory evening begins with a showing of WIF’s Legacy series film, featuring Laurie (5:306:10pm), followed by a question-and-answer session (6:10-6:30pm) moderated by Emmy-nominated television star Sharon Lawrence (NYPD Blue, Blue Bloods, Shameless). Rounding out the event is a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception (6:30-7:30pm) and then a screening of The Hustler. “I’m thrilled to launch the Ojai Film Festival Special Series with a program that showcases my varied career,” said Laurie in a press release. “This event gives me a chance to connect with my fans in an intimate setting, and I’m honored.” An Evening with Piper Laurie takes place Saturday, March 11, 5:30-9:45 p.m., at the Ojai Art Center (113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai). Tickets are $12.50 for the Legacy film and Q&A, $15 for the reception and The Hustler screening, and $25 for the full event. See brownpapertickets.com or ojaifilmfestival.com. —Michelle Drown
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It's not that you drink, It's how you drink.
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So CloSe and So Far
At Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art. Shows through Mar. 25.
n order to see the the children’s story of most woke show Dr. Dolittle, the “Toy Anof the season, So Horse” is at once capable Close and So Far, you of going either way, yet will have to make a unable to do so without crossing, but not to forcing one head or the worry, as the border other into reverse. As a you will be breaching condensed and indelis that of Montecito. ible image of the conYour destination is temporary immigration the Westmont Riddilemma, it could hardly ley-Tree Museum of be better. We need immiArt, where Andrea grant labor to pick our Bowers and Marcos RIBBON RAINBOW: “Political Ribbons” (2016) crops, clean our homes, Ramírez ERRE have and care for our children, by artist Andrea Bowers now hang against a installed an eloquent and so much more, but large window in the Westmont Ridley-Tree and forceful meditathe push forward they Museum of Art. tion on the double provide to our economy standard that afflicts our contemporary can quickly become a pull back when the national discourse on immigration. ERRE time comes to treat the undocumented as operates in Tijuana, and Bowers works out of fully deserving members of society with equal Los Angeles. For this show, they have joined rights to protection under the law. Placed forces in multiple media, creating thought- at the border crossing of San Ysidro, where provoking images and objects that reflect a protesters on the Mexican side forced four shared sense of impatience with the simplistic consecutive weekends of closure this year, demonization of Mexicans and other people the piece meant one thing. At Westmont, who participate in the American economy just a couple of miles from the luxurious without enjoying the benefits of citizenship. San Ysidro Ranch, it may mean something It’s timely, it’s uncompromising, and it’s con- slightly different. So do the other works by ERRE, as well troversial — just what an exhibition ought to be at this precarious moment in the history of as the fascinating contributions of Bowers, the American project. which range from a heartbreaking video that The show’s core image comes from a re- documents the fate of a Mexican woman creation of one of ERRE’s signature works, the separated from her child by deportation to a “Toy An-Horse” of 1997. Originally rendered magnificent sculpted drawing on cardboard as a nearly 35-foot-tall sculpture and placed called “Monarch Butterfly (Families Do Not at the San Ysidro border crossing between Have Borders)” from 2016. The entire show the U.S. and Mexico, “Toy An-Horse” has is a tour de force of sophisticated image been rebuilt at a more gallery-friendly scale, making in the service of a broader social but it retains the capacity to stop the viewer message, and, under our dire current political in her tracks. It’s a Trojan horse, complete circumstances, it demands to be seen. Conwith wooden wheels and a barrel-shaped gratulations to Judy Larson and the staff at belly just perfect for hiding soldiers, but the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art for unlike the Trojan horse of legend, this one taking this brave stance just when we need it has two heads. Like the “pushmi-pullyu” in most. —Charles Donelan
23 JOHN PIZZARELLI QUARTET World-renowned jazz guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli has been hailed as “madly creative” by the Los Angeles Times and dubbed “the genial genius of the guitar” by The Toronto Star. Sponsored by Dick & Marilyn Mazess LOBERO THEATRE ENDOWMENT FOR AMERICAN ROOTS MUSIC
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At the Architectural Foundation of S.B. Shows through Mar. 23.
he Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara is hosting another show right now that also manages to capture the raw sense of urgency many of us are feeling. Into Nothing: New Paintings in Ash and Oil by Tom Pazderka derives much of its imagery from the recent wildfires BLOWING UP: Tom Pazderka’s “Nostalgie II” (2016) is oil on burned wood that have scarred our panel with charcoal and ashes. region. Using a hybrid technique that combines pyrography (that’s woodburning) with pig- portraits of reclusive philosophers done in ments created out of ash and oil, Pazderka, a the same medium, these large paintings on lecturer in art at Allan Hancock College and board send a message that is at once powerful a recent grad of UCSB’s MFA program, con- and enigmatic. Where there’s smoke, there’s jures a vision of the Central Coast that’s beau- fire, but there’s also the possibility of rebirth. tiful, scary, and sublime. Flanked by smaller —CD
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The Plaza Playhouse Theater presents a staged reading of...
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Thursday, March 9 5:00–7:30 PM
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If you were dying, what would be important to you? Completing your bucket list? Getting your affairs in order? Dying well at home? Join us at PHORUM, and learn how hospice care helps patients and families focus on what matters most. Lani Leary, PhD, a leading expert in working with the chronically ill, dying, and bereaved, presents the keynote address. Dr. Leary discusses the choices we have, and the choices we make, on how we live and die.
Free admission with registration. Space is limited. Register online by March 3.
SHEPARD A Fundraiser for the Plaza Playhouse Theater
Written by Carter W. Lewis
Directed by Maggie Mixsell
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Featuring Tom Hinshaw as “Milt”, Tony Miratti as “Griff”, Rich Hoag as “Larkin” and Jon Koons as “Ned”
Stage direction read by Cami Helmuth, Bill Egan as “The Microphone”
March 17, 18 & 19
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Questions: 805.690.6218 Michael Kearney, MD, a local health care professional and renowned author in the field of end-of-life care joins Dr. Leary in a one-on-one conversation and an audience Q&A after her presentation.
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Behind the Song CLOSE AND PERSONAL: Rita Wilson was inspired to host Liner Notes as she delved into the songwriting process. “The process is so intimate when you’re writing with other people, but it’s very respectful and protected in a way,” she said.
ita Wilson — the singer/songwriter soundtrack to your lives,” she said. She recalls who hosts Liner Notes: Songwriters, growing up poring over liner notes on vinyl Stories and Music at the Granada sleeves, learning the names of every person Theatre on Saturday, March 11 — involved, and she feels “we’ve lost that a little knows a thing or two about reciting someone bit, and I thought it would be really cool to else’s words. With several decades’ worth of start celebrating songwriters and the stories acting on her résumé, and with an album of behind their songs.” covers launching her music career (2012’s Wilson likens the night to “you’re eavesAM/FM), she’s honed the art of channeling dropping on each songwriter’s creative AM/FM process in a way,” a chance to go back to the her emotions through another’s words. With last year’s self-titled album of origi- blueprints: “How do you sketch something nal works, she now has words of her own first, where does it start, and where does it to sing, and it is these end up?” Some of the words she will share in Liner Notes writers an intimate conversahave inspired the othtion with several other ers, such as Steinberg, songwriters: Billy whom MoZella credits as writing some of the Steinberg, Richard Marx, and MoZella. very hits that inspired by Richie DeMaria While you may not her to write her own. recognize their names, you almost certainly Talking with these songwriters, Wilson has have heard the songs they wrote. Steinberg is learned lessons for her own songwriting, the co-writer of five number one singles on such as “to let a song live and breathe at its Billboard’s “Hot 100” chart, including “Like own pace.” a Virgin” (Madonna), “True Colors” (Cyndi For Wilson, songwriting has very much Lauper), and “So Emotional” (Whitney been a process of finding her own voice. With Houston); Marx is a 30-million-album- acting, you’re “given somebody’s wonderselling adult-contemporary artist and author ful script, to take that character and try to of hits such as “Hold On to the Nights” and tell the truth,” yet “it’s still taken out of your “Don’t Mean Nothing”; and MoZella is hands, and given to a director and editor, the co-writer of several chart-topping hits and you have to let it go in a way.” Songwritincluding “Wrecking Ball” (Miley Cyrus) ing was what she always longed for: “I could and One Direction’s “Perfect,” plus co-writing say something, and it could be exactly what credits on more than half of Madonna’s I wanted to say, and no one could really tamalbum Rebel Heart. With pedigrees like these, per with it.” Her self-titled album features it will be a night of rich stories, ones you may reflections on mortality and gratitude, and have had no idea about as you sang these in co-writing, she’s had to bare deep soulsongs in your car, shower, or club. truths with new acquaintances. “You meet a Wilson started the Liner Notes series in complete stranger, you strip naked emotion2015 as an evening of songwriters perform- ally, [and] you make beautiful musical intering and sharing the inspiration behind their course and leave with a song baby,” she says songs, and it was this disconnect between of the hasty intimacy brought about through listener and songwriter that motivated her emotionally honest songwriting with new in the first place. “It occurred to me that, in collaborators. Join Wilson, Steinberg, Marx, and our days now, you really feel like you know so much about somebody’s hair dresser or MoZella, and learn what beautiful creations stylist, but you don’t know the names of can come into the world when songwriters the people who wrote the songs that are the come together.
A WINDWOOD AFFAIR Tuesday, March 21, 2017 / Lobero Theatre 5:30 pm, Supper Club / 7:30 pm, Concert Heiichiro Ohyama, Conductor
PROGRAM: Poulenc’s Suite française (d’après Claude Gervaise) Scott’s Sacred Women Stravinsky’s Symphonies of Wind Instruments, 1947 Revision Weill’s Kleine Dreigroschenmusik, Suite from The Threepenny Opera A SUMPTUOUS FEAST FOR woodwind aficionados, this program combines three modernist delicacies with an agreeably complimentary work by contemporary composer Jeff Scott – a French horn player of great accomplishment, and a founding member of the Grammy-nominated quintet Imani Winds. CONCERT: $50 – $60 SUPPER CLUB: $50 featuring Via Maestra 42 & Pence Ranch Call 805-966-2441 or 805-963-0761 for tickets. Visit us online at sbco.org. Discount Code SBIND 10% PHOTO: DAVID BAZEMORE
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Wednesday, March 15th, 6-8 pm 1324 State St., Suite C in Arlington Plaza BACK IN THE DAY: Mixing elements of reggae, ska, blues, and rock, Tao Jonz represents a classic S.B. sound of the late ’80s and ’90s.
StreetS of time by Richie DeMaria
THE TAO OF JONZ: Streets span across not just distances but times. State Street has seen its share of seasons, culturally and commercially, a paved metric of our changing walks of life. Some who walk it now recall a time when the music venues were more plentiful, the acts more local, and the scene more vibrant. For many Santa Barbara music lovers, Tao Jonz stands as an extra-significant signpost for those days, a band many remember fondly as one of the best of Santa Barbara in the late ’80s and ’90s. Those who would like to relive the magic, or for those unacquainted in the first place, the band is back with a show at Whiskey Richards (435 State St.) on Friday, March 10, at 10 p.m. Apart from Toad the Wet Sprocket, Dishwalla, and Ugly Kid Joe, who all found national fame in their time,“Tao Jonz was, in my view, perhaps the top local band on the S.B. music scene in the late ’80s and early ’90s, along with Spencer the Gardner,” said keyboardist Chris Ulep, who remembers the band from their early days. With original keyboardist Mikey Maracle living in Seattle, Ulep now fills in as keyboardist along with the other three original members, Jim Werking, Doug Jaffe, and Stosh Glowacki, who continue to carry the torch from those storied days. “This was when there were real bands playing all over State Street and the college kids went out and waited in line to be where the action was,” Ulep said.“It was a cool scene.” Be assured; this is no over-the-hill act, but one that very much maintains the sound and skill that made them popular in the first place.“While there is some element of nostalgia involved, these guys still bring it and still play 100 percent original tunes,” Ulep said. ALL ROADS LEAD TO LIVERPOOL: And while time marches forward, some sleuths among us take a look back at the steps that brought us here and find some things as yet uncovered. In his new book, Postcards from Liverpool: Beatles Moments & Memories, Carpinteria author Mark Brickley takes us down Abbey Road in an imaginative new way, with snippets of Beatles trivia, interviews, insights, and nostalgia all rolled into a unique package with some surprising regional connections. Brickley, who has contributed to Noozhawk and Carpinteria Magazine among others, said he “wanted to uncover the creative sparks that ignited Lennon’s, McCartney’s and Harrison’s songwriting.” He traces the band’s footsteps through London to Liverpool and visited Lennon and McCartney’s childhood homes for research. Though asphalt is the primary ingredient of State Street and all its interrelated roadways, the cultural granules of Abbey Road may be said to serve in small quantities as a secret binding ingredient, and Brickley finds area connections in the form of Jay Ferguson (of Spirit fame) and former Ojai resident/Apple Records recording artist Jackie Lomax. “Music writers (like me) are inexplicably driven to write about the nuances and backstories of Beatles legacy,” Brickley said. “I grew up in the Beatles orbit. I was 18 years old when the White Album was released. The British Invasion and Beatles LPs were my teen soundtrack. Their melodies, harmonies, and lyrics became part of me.” Some things, like the music of The Beatles, simply do not wear away with time, with their melodies still enjoying residence in perhaps more ears than any other band across all international demographics. “The authenticity and sheen of the Beatles songs has cemented that personal connection with their fans,” Brickley said.“Their melodies and harmonies are still magical.” n
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ove over, Hamilton, and give Mr. Burns some room. Okay, Anne Washburn’s brilliant Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play is not likely to appear on Broadway anytime soon, but if it’s vibrant, intellectually challenging, and dynamically engaging theater you are looking for, look no further than the little Studio Theater at UCSB, where an all-star cast drawn from the BFA acting program is delivering a terrific ensemble At UCSB’s Studio performance of what is Theater, Sat., unquestionably one of Mar. 4. Shows the most stimulating new through Mar. 12. scripts of the last 10 years. It’s unconventional in the extreme, and it zigzags all over the discursive map, but even across three very disparate acts, Mr. Burns is never less than thrilling. We start out overhearing a group of people sitting around a fire, trying to remember the plot and jokes of a well-known episode of The Simpsons called “Cape Feare.” Matt (Jeremy Scharf) takes the lead, prompting the others to help him out when his memory lapses. The dialogue at this point—shared by Jenny (Cordelia Watson), Maria (Amanda Lawson), Sam (Cooper Bruhns), and Colleen (Maddie Martin) — feels loose and relaxed, and the students play it in pitch-perfect casual-conversation mode. But when newcomer Gibson (Zachary Macias) shows up, the tone suddenly shifts; at first the characters are violently suspicious and then anxiously solicitous of Gibson as they rattle off the names of friends and relatives they hope he may have seen. The first of the show’s many abrupt shifts in tone
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sets a pattern of instability. Whenever it feels like the script has reached a bedrock of reality, the bottom drops out revealing another layer of existence. Act II takes place seven years later, with the action veering between a hilarious send-up of regional-theater ego conflicts and a more desperate paranoia about basic survival. There’s a magnificent mash-up song that the entire cast sings in and around the dismantled hulk of a red convertible, foreshadowing more musical matter to come. In the wild conclusion, the troupe delivers a sinister tragic opera with the Simpson family cruelly menaced by a supernatural and scary Mr. Burns along with Itchy and Scratchy. This segment, which is almost entirely sung and is accompanied by a three-piece band, has to be seen to be believed. The whole night is as much fun as theater gets, and I can’t recommend it highly enough. —Charles Donelan
A FlEA in HEr EAr
edroom farces, such as the current Theatre Group at SBCC production A Flea in Her Ear, are excursions into a universe liberated from the consequences of social grievances. The outlandish mad-cappery of Flea is set in motion when two socialite wives, Raymonde (Addison Clarke) and Lucienne (Courtney Schwass), conspire in an ill-fated plot to trap Raymonde’s husband in flagrante, by sending him a steamy proposition letter soaked in perfume. Three acts’ worth of mistaken identities, doppelgangers, slapstick, Presented by the Theatre Group at SBCC. innuendo, and skirt At Garvin Theatre, chasing ensue — but Sat., Mar. 4. Shows rest assured that conthrough Mar. 18. clusion brings complete resolution, and all the characters forget and forgive the buffoonish offenses they’ve both suffered and perpetuated throughout the play. SBCC’s production of Flea, which runs through March 18 at the Garvin Theatre, is a surprisingly honest presentation of farce. Featuring several suitably over-thetop characterizations and tireless physical performances, the cast tore the set to shreds — literally. Doors were slammed off their hinges, and costumes were bursting at the seams, which provided a strangely apt sense of destruction within a piece where the humor depends on a reality exaggerated far beyond rational& entertainment ism. Commanding performances by Sean
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Jackson (as both Victor Chandebise and his double, drunk bellhop Poche) and Pacomio Sun, as jealous, deranged Spaniard Don Carlos Homenides de Histangua, kept a stumbling performance on its feet, forcing the story to stay in scene despite numerous chaotic moments that brought the cast desperately close to complete breakdown. While slow to start, A Flea in Her Ear hit its stride in the second act when the characters all meet up through coincidence and deceptive design at the Frisky Puss Hotel. There was an atmosphere of true mirth onstage that conveyed the deliciously ridiculous elements of the story in a satisfying manner. The Theatre Group at SBCC’s Flea doesn’t have polished choreography, but it still delivers joyful, vigorous performances that inspire genuine laughter. —Maggie Yates
tHE cunning littlE vixEn
he enchanted forest of Leoš Janáček’s opera The Cunning Little Vixen proved irresistible in this witty and dynamic production from Opera Santa Barbara. The expressive and engaging soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian led the chase as Vixen SharpEars, with the Forester (David Kravitz) trailing behind in an Presented by Opera emotional quandary — Santa Barbara. does he want to kill the At the Granada Theatre, Fri., Mar. 3. vixen, or keep her as a pet? The work’s imaginative allegory weaves together some cheeky lessons about the search for love with a brilliant array of singing animals, including a black-helmeted mosquito played by Ben Brecher and a hilarious chorus of chickens. Instrumental interludes featuring dancers covered the transitions between multiple set pieces, including a fabulous forest wedding for Vixen and Fox Goldenstripe (mezzo Lauren McNeese). Every detail of this charming and inventive production provided some new gem of characterization, from the touchingly wistful romantic nostalgia of Scott Levin as the Parson to the folk-tinged hunting calls of the poacher Harashta (Evan Bravos). Through Janáček’s wry and knowing creator’s perspective, the work’s disparate voices come
Isabel Bayrakdarian as Vixen Sharp-Ears
together to make a single convincing whole. Like his younger countryman Franz Kafka, the composer used the familiar form of the beast fable and the mantle of folk tradition to mask some quite “cunning” observations about 20th-century life. For one example, there’s Vixen’s description of the tortures that beset her as a captive of the Forester, a litany of degradation that shakes the empathetic Goldenstripe. And then there’s the marvelous scene in Act III in which the Vixen teaches her children to avoid the crude trap that’s been set for her. Congratulations to Opera Santa Barbara for realizing this compelling and evocative masterpiece. —CD
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att taibbi t is the spiritual heir of legendary presidential campaign scribes Hunter S. Thompson and Tim Crouse, and in his latest book, Insane Clown President: Dispatches from the 2016 Circus, Taibbi explains how Donald Trump bulldozed the political establishment, captured the Republican nomination, and then won enough electoral college votes to seize the White House. Taibbi is incisive and often incredibly funny as he recounts the foibles of candidates and the long, enervating presidential primary process. A veteran of four presidential campaigns, Taibbi knows how the game works. Or at least he knew until Trump came. Taibbi’s thesis is that in a “normal” political season, Trump would have been excoriated for his comments about women, Mexican immigrants, Muslims, and the disabled, not to mention his bawdy, adolescent boasts about grabbing women in their most private part. In a normal season, any candidate who insulted as many people and uttered as many untruths as Trump did would have been hounded out of the race by the political media, which, Taibbi points out, is ruthless when it perceives that a candidate is wounded. The paradox of the 2016 campaign was that none of the usual norms applied. Trump rolled over a weak GOP primary field by attacking the political establishment and tapping into a vein of widespread resentment among the electorate — about jobs, race, Islamist terrorism, and identity. But, Taibbi
points out, Trump also realized that he could flip the campaign on its head by treating it as a long reality TV show, driven by the same imperative for ratings and social media buzz. The more unhinged Trump’s behavior and Twitter musings, the more media coverage he gained, and the more his stock rose. While Taibbi believed that Trump would capture the GOP nomination, he was certain, like most of the political commentariat (this writer included), that he would crash and burn in a general election against Hillary Clin Clinton. The conventional wis wisdom had Clinton winning in a blowout. But the political cognoscenti, the big donors, the corporate media, and the Clinton campaign honchos all got it wrong because they failed to recognize how betrayed a large swath of the electorate felt by the status quo. Insane Clown President is a valuable work about one of the most bizarre electoral outcomes in American history. Taibbi believes that future national elections will be “a turnout battle between people who believe in a multicultural vision for the country, and those who don’t. Every other issue, from taxes to surveillance to war to jobs to education, will take a distant back seat to this ongoing, moronic referendum on white victimhood.” The unlikely ascendancy of Donald Trump left Taibbi wondering if the process for electing a president can get any dumber. —Brian Tanguay
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t least three layers of appeal lure us into the semiguilty pleasure that is writer/director Ryan Murphy’s Feud: Bette and Joan, an eight-part limited series that premiered last Sunday on FX. First, there is the tawdry thrill of the “feud” element — the barely suppressed rivalry and delectable nastiness between “aging” stars Bette Davis and Joan Crawford (as played, potently, by Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange, respectively) coming together to make Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?, 1962’s campy classic. Cattiness, bitter words, ripe insults, and even the c word fly amid productplugging Pepsi bottles, poisonous hearsay, and attempts to mediate the stormy relations by director Robert Aldrich (Alfred Molina). Secondly, we also happily bask in the lovingly and kitsch-ish attention paid to period details, with the saturated color palette and retro-hip fashion tactics presaged by one of those shows that helped cement the new, upgraded aesthetic of television in recent years, Mad Men. The new drama, lavishly realized by production designer Judy Becker and cinematographer Nelson Cragg, is a Technicolor-dream-coated vision of that transitional between zone of the late ’50s and early ’60s, in the dizzy afterglow of an earlier Hollywood golden age and before the mid- to late-’60s counterculture redefined what was hip and sellable. Thirdly — and the closest to broaching a more serious subject — there is a compelling layer of interest in the plight of Hollywood actresses of “a certain age,” often deprived of worthy roles despite their artistic vitality. It doesn’t help when said veteran females had a history of bucking the studio system and the rampant misogyny in the industry. “They’re not making women’s pictures anymore,” says Crawford, trying to convince her rival to collaborate. Later, Davis plainly nails their volatile relationship in the dressing room of the studio where Baby Jane is being birthed: “I don’t like you, and you don’t like me, but we need each other.”
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SCREEN OF RIVALS: Susan Sarandon plays Bette Davis opposite Jessica Lange as Joan Crawford in FX’s Feud.
Youth is the ticket in Hollywood’s worldview, and it was ever thus. The message is never lost that this Davisversus-Crawford tale has a present-day parallel in the careers of two of our greatest living actresses, Lange and Sarandon, too seldom granted roles worth sinking their talents into. They have found a prime exception, courtesy of the call from director Murphy (American Crime Story, American Horror Story). In the series, part of a larger FX Feud anthology and based on the feature-length script Best Actress by Jaffe Cohen and Michael Zam, the choice, artful yet campy roles are masterfully achieved. Lange’s supple cunning and Mommie Dearest sadism and eccentricity both satirize the public view of Crawford and respect her personal intensity and self-dignity. Sarandon, who — it’s true — does have moony Bette Davis eyes, intuitively understands the fine line between menace and self-protective pride. Somewhere in the battlefield middle zone is evil gossip queen Hedda Hopper (Judy Davis), inviting the reluctant collaborators to dinner with the telling quip, “Welcome to the house that fear built.” Gotta love it. Other ripe moments abound in the series’ opening episode, at the center of our attention and in the periphery, in the staging, suave camera moves, and music — from the straight stuff of Nat King Cole’s “Autumn Leaves” and Jack Jones’s “Wives and Lovers” to the wonderfully wild melody reconstruction project of Sarah Vaughan’s version of “Embraceable You.” As of this week, the feud had just begun heating up, as they begin filming Baby Jane. Whatever happens, there seems to be a juicy serial tale in store, for eyes, ears, and sneers, with fetishistic Hollywood lore on the side. —Josef Woodard 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 (2D and 3D)/
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Get Out 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. Fairview/Fiesta 5 Get Out (103 mins., R) Race relations become the stuff of horror when a young African-American man (Daniel Kaluuya) visits his white girlfriend’s prejudiced family in this film directed by Jordan Peele. Camino Real/Metro 4
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) Camino Real/Fiesta 5
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Based on a true story, this biopic depicts the deeply rooted attitudes practiced before the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which made segregation illegal. It’s a story of how human resilience, compassion, and knowledge superseded NASA’s bureaucratic mandates of segregation and allowed three African-American women — played by Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monáe — to participate in making John Glenn the first American astronaut to orbit around Earth. (SM) Fiesta 5 I Am Not Your Negro (95 mins., PG-13) Filmmaker Raoul Peck goes deep inside the mind of visionary civil-rights-era writer/poet James Baldwin, fleshing out Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript of a deeply personal and revolutionary account of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza de Oro
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Loss and love propel Lion, in which a 5-year-old boy falls asleep on a decommissioned train and ends up 900 miles from his village in rural India. Surviving the hellish streets of Calcutta and a dodgy orphanage, th e boy gets adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty years later, Saroo (portrayed by a soulful, melodramatic Dev Patel) goes looking for his birth mother with the aid of Google Earth. Based on a true story, the movie is both timely (80,000 children go missing in India each year) and timeless (a perfect cinematic depiction of every mother’s worst nightmare). Alternating between heartbreaking and hopeful, Lion is deeply moving. The cast includes Nicole Kidman and Rooney Mara. (HDK) Paseo Nuevo Logan (137 mins., R) A serious-minded addition to the Wolverine legacy finds Logan (Hugh Jackman) hiding out in a remote Mexican outpost as he nurses an ailing Professor X (Patrick Stewart). Of course, the dark
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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 — which won the 2017 Oscar for Best Picture — depicts three pivotal chapters in the life of Chiron, superbly played by three different actors. His story is so real, so true, so haunting, it feels as if you’re living it with him. Written and directed by Barry Jenkins and based on the play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue by Tarell Alvin McCraney, its impressive accolades are well-deserved. If you go to the movies to fall in love, have your heart broken, and walk out with your humanity affirmed, then go see Moonlight. (HDK) Metro 4
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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 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). Fairview/Fiesta 5
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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) Fairview (Sing-along one show per
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(Mar. 21-Apr. 19): As soon as you can, sneak away to a private place where you can be alone — preferably to a comfy sanctuary where you can indulge in eccentric behavior without being seen or heard or judged. When you get there, launch into an extended session of moaning and complaining. I mean do it out loud. Wail and whine and whisper about everything that’s making you sad and puzzled and crazy. For best results, leap into the air and wave your arms. Whirl around in erratic figure eights while drooling and messing up your hair. Breathe extra deeply. And all the while, let your pungent emotions and poignant fantasies flow freely through your wild heart. Keep on going until you find the relief that lies on the other side.
(June 21-July 22): Seek intimacy with experiences that are dewy and slippery and succulent. Make sure you get more than your fair share of swirling feelings and flowing sensations, cascading streams and misty rain, arousing drinks and sumptuous sauces, warm baths and purifying saunas, skin moisturizers and lustrous massages, the milk of human kindness and the buttery release of deep sex — and maybe even a sensational do-it-yourself baptism that frees you from at least some of your regrets. Don’t stay thirsty, my undulating friend. Quench your need to be very, very wet. Gush and spill. Be gushed and spilled on.
(Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Let’s talk about a compassionate version of robbery. The thieves who practice this art don’t steal valuable things you love. Rather, they pilfer stuff you don’t actually need but are reluctant to let go of. For example, the spirit of a beloved ancestor may sweep into your nightmare and carry off a delicious poison that has been damaging you in ways you’ve become comfortable with. A bandit angel might sneak into your imagination and burglarize the debilitating beliefs and psychological crutches you cling to as if they were bars of gold. Are you interested in benefiting from this service? Ask and you shall receive.
(Dec. 22-Jan. 19): “Either you learn to live with paradox and ambiguity or you’ll be 6 years old for the rest of your life,” says author Anne Lamott. How are you doing with that lesson, Capricorn? Still learning? If you would like to get even more advanced teachings about paradox and ambiguity — as well as conundrums, incongruity, and anomalies — there will be plenty of chances in the coming weeks. Be glad! Remember the words of Nobel Prize–winning physicist Niels Bohr: “How wonderful that we have met with a paradox. Now we have some hope of making progress.”
(July 23-Aug. 22): Would you like to live to the age of 99? If so, experiences and realizations that arrive in the coming weeks could be important in that project. A window to longevity will open, giving you a chance to gather clues about actions you can take and meditations you can do to remain vital for 10 decades. I hope you’re not too much of a serious, know-it-all adult to benefit from this opportunity. If you’d like to be deeply receptive to the secrets of a long life, you must be able to see with innocent, curious eyes. Playfulness is not just a winsome quality in this quest; it’s an essential asset.
(Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Evolved Scorpios don’t fantasize about bad things happening to their competitors and adversaries. They don’t seethe with smoldering desires to torment anyone who fails to give them what they want. They may, however, experience urges to achieve TOTAL CUNNNG DAZZLING MERCILESS VICTORY over those who won’t acknowledge them as golden gods or golden goddesses. But even then, they don’t indulge in the deeply counterproductive emotion of hatred. Instead, they sublimate their ferocity into a drive to keep honing their talents. After all, that game plan is the best way to accomplish something even better than mere revenge: success in fulfilling their dreams. Please keep these thoughts close to your heart in the coming weeks.
(Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Lichen is a hardy form of life that by some estimates covers 6 percent of the earth’s surface. It thrives in arctic tundra and rainforests, on tree bark and rock surfaces, on walls and toxic slag heaps, from sea level to alpine environments. The secret of its success is symbiosis. Fungi and algae band together (or sometimes fungi and bacteria) to create a blended entity; two very dissimilar organisms forge an intricate relationship that composes a third organism. I propose that you regard lichen as your spirit ally in the coming weeks, Aquarius. You’re primed for some sterling symbioses.
TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20): “I’ve always belonged to what isn’t where I am and to what I could never be,” wrote Portuguese writer Fernando Pessoa (1888-1935). That was his prerogative, of course. Or maybe it was a fervent desire of his, and it came true. I bring his perspective to your attention, Taurus, because I believe your mandate is just the opposite, at least for the next few weeks: You must belong to what is where you are. You must belong to what you will always be.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Nothing is ever as simple as it may seem. The bad times always harbor opportunities. The good times inevitably have a caveat. According to my astrological analysis, you’ll prove the latter truth in the coming weeks. On one hand, you will be closer than you’ve been in many moons to your ultimate sources of meaning and motivation. On the other hand, you sure as hell had better take advantage of this good fortune. You can’t afford to be shy about claiming the rewards and accepting the responsibilities that come with the opportunities.
Homework: For an hour, act as if you’re living the life you’ve always wanted to. Testify at freewillastrology.com.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You’re ripe. You’re delectable. Your intelligence is especially sexy. I think it’s time to unveil the premium version of your urge to merge. To prepare, let’s review a few flirtation strategies. The eyebrow flash is a good place to start. A subtle, flicking lick of your lips is a fine follow-up. Try tilting your neck to the side ever-so-coyly. If there are signs of reciprocation from the other party, smooth your hair or pat your clothes. Fondle nearby objects like a wine glass or your keys. And this is very important: Listen raptly to the person you’re wooing. P.S.: If you already have a steady partner, use these techniques as part of a crafty plan to draw him or her into deeper levels of affection.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): “The noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world,” wrote Martin Luther (1483-1546), a revolutionary who helped break the stranglehold of the Catholic Church on the European imagination. I bring this up, Sagittarius, because you’re entering a phase when you need the kind of uprising that’s best incited by music. So I invite you to gather the tunes that have inspired you over the years, and also go hunting for a fresh batch. Then listen intently, curiously, and creatively as you feed your intention to initiate constructive mutation. It’s time to overthrow anything about your status quo that is jaded, lazy, sterile, or apathetic.
PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20): If you normally wear adornments and accessories and fine disguises, I invite you not to do so for the next two weeks. Instead, try out an unembellished, what-you-see-is-what-you-get approach to your appearance. If, on the other hand, you don’t normally wear adornments and accessories and fine disguises, I encourage you to embrace such possibilities in a spirit of fun and enthusiasm. Now you may inquire: How can these contradictory suggestions both apply to the Pisces tribe? The answer: There’s a more sweeping mandate behind it all, namely: to tinker and experiment with the ways you present yourself … to play around with strategies for translating your inner depths into outer expression.
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FINANCIAL AND OPERATIONS SUPERVISOR
POLICE DEPARTMENT Provides analytical, financial manage‑ ment and organizational support on a wide range of business matters. Acts independently and with a high degree of initiative. Coordinates a variety of special projects. Reqs: Experience with financial and accounting opera‑ tions. Proficiency in MS Excel with data manipulation, including financial and procurement systems. Strong analytical and organizational skills with attention to detail and accu‑ racy. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Notes: Must undergo an extensive background check. Fingerprinting required. $22.29 ‑ $31.20/hour. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive con‑ sideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, pro‑ tected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Open until filled. Apply online at https:// jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20170012
ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT, TRAVEL
UC EDUCATION ABROAD PROGRAM (UCEAP) Reviews reimbursement requests submitted by travelers for accuracy and compliance with policy, and processes travel reimbursements. Enters data into the UCSB Travel system and monitors progress of reimbursements. Reviews corporate credit card statements and reconciles them against travel documentation for accuracy and policy compliance. Communicates by e‑mail, phone and in person to provide customer ser‑ vice for UC faculty and staff travelers regarding procedures for travel pay‑ ments and reimbursements; provides status reports on reimbursements as necessary. Reqs: Associate’s Degree in related area, accounting support knowledge/skills and two years of accounting support experience in AP, AR, billing, reconciliations and/ or reimbursements, or equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Demonstrated ability to accurately and efficiently gather and populate data for financial forms and accounting transactions. Ability to evaluate back‑up documentation for completeness, proactively identifying and correcting errors as necessary. Knowledge of financial transactions and familiarity with financial systems/ accounting software. Proficiency with MS Office and particularly Excel. Data entry skills with a high degree of accuracy. Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills. Ability to problem solve and develop cre‑ ative solutions. Demonstrated experi‑ ence and a high skill level related to confidentiality, discretion, and good
judgment. Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with a diverse group of administrators, faculty, staff, and campus representatives. Notes: This is a 50% time per year limited appointment working until 1/31/18, with the possibility of con‑ version to career. Schedule is M‑F, 4 hours per day. Fingerprint back‑ ground check required. Work location is the UC Education Abroad Program System‑wide Office in Goleta, CA. $17.83‑$20.25/hr. plus benefits. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employ‑ ment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gen‑ der identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For primary consideration apply by 3/15/17, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs. ucsb.edu Job #20170091
MULTICULTURAL CENTER Reports directly to the MCC Director. Must be aware of concerns, pres‑ sures, and inequities affecting mar‑ ginalized communities, including people of color and people with diverse sexual orientations. Must be willing to work as a member of a team of staff and students advocat‑ ing for the above mentioned popula‑ tions. Responsible for the physical aspect of day to day operations of a 150‑seat theater, a lounge/gal‑ lery space that seats 70 people, two small meeting rooms and a kitchen. Reqs: Sensitivity and awareness of the issues and concerns of marginal‑ ized communities including people of color and people of diverse sexual orientations, ethnicities and cultural backgrounds. Exceptional communi‑ cation and interpersonal skills, espe‑ cially in interactions with the public. Ability to perform University financial transaction such as office purchases, transfer of funds, recharges and pay‑ ment for services. Ability to organize and manage activities in a complex and fast‑paced front office space, including assigning task to student workers. Notes: Fingerprint back‑ ground check required. Occasionally will be required to work nights and weekends. $20.59‑$22.05/hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employ‑ ment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gen‑ der 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 Job #20170081
PERSONNEL/ PAYROLL ASSISTANT
OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR Supports the departments in the Enrollment Services Cluster (Office of Admissions, Office of the Registrar, Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships, and Early Academic Outreach) in the areas of administration, financial and travel processing, and personnel/
payroll support. Responsible for all personnel support and payroll pro‑ cessing, but is also cross‑trained on all administrative and financial functions and duties in the Enrollment Services Administrative cluster in order to pro‑ vide sufficient backup to each posi‑ tion as assignments and workloads may vary. Reqs: Must be proficient in personnel payroll systems and famil‑ iar with accounting and clerical/office procedures including financial prin‑ ciples. Working knowledge and expe‑ rience in payroll, financial payment processing, and procurement. Ability to handle time‑sensitive and confiden‑ tial materials. Strong communication, analytical, and computer skills. Good organizational skills and ability to pri‑ oritize work in order to meet continual deadlines while making allowances for interruptions. Must be detail ori‑ ented with a high degree of accu‑ racy. Note: Fingerprint background check required. $20.59‑$21.57/ hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employ‑ ment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gen‑ der identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For primary consideration apply by 3/16/17, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs. ucsb.edu Job #20170093
UC EDUCATION ABROAD PROGRAM (UCEAP) Coordinates and provides academic and administrative support in all oper‑ ational aspects of the work performed by the UC study abroad program teams. Communicates program infor‑ mation, both academic and operation‑ al, to Campus EAP Advisors, students and Study Center staff; communica‑ tions with students usually take place remotely (online and phone) rather than in person. Supports both the pre‑departure application processes as well as academic registration and course approval processes. Works with IT to maintain the integrity of student records and improve docu‑ ment tracking procedures within the unique MyEAP database system. Often independently determines work methods for both operational and academic record tasks. Establishes and monitors the workflow calen‑ dars to meet program‑specific tasks and project deadlines. Supports the Regional Team and provides backup support for the Operations/Academic Specialists as requested. Actively par‑ ticipates and guides the planning of clerical needs for the regional team and attends team meetings and other organizational meetings. Understands and applies broad administrative rules, policies, and precedents; and provides consistent application of UC policy across all regions in all UCEAP pro‑ grams. Reqs: AA degree in relevant field or equivalent combination of education, training or experience. Minimum of two years previous office/ clerical experience. Previous customer service experience. Proficiency in MS Office, including Excel. Ability to independently perform detailed and accurate clerical work while meeting critical deadlines. Excellent attention to detail with strong organizational
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FOR EVERYONE IN OUR CARE. It’s one of our core values.
In the experience Cottage Health provides to our patients, clinical skill and state-of-the-art technology are only part of the equation. Equally important is compassion – the demonstration of sincere caring, as fellow human beings, for each patient we are privileged to serve. Along with excellence and integrity, compassion is a Cottage core value. Join us in putting it into practice every single day.
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Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital
• Cardiac Services Program Coordinator
• Decision Support Analyst –
• Clinical Nurse Specialist – NICU
• Environmental Services Rep
• Clinical Nurse Specialist – Oncology
• Environmental Services Supervisor
• Director – Pediatric Outpatient Clinics
• EPIC Beaker Analyst Sr.
• Concierge – Part-time
• Radiographer • RN – ICU – Nights/Days
Cottage Business Services
• Director – Patient Business Services
• EPIC Analyst (Rev Cycle)
• Finance Assistant
• Drug Diversion Specialist
• EPIC Instructional Designer
• EPIC Lead Beaker Analyst
• Ergonomic Specialist
• EPIC Systems Support
• Hematology/Oncology • Lactation Educator • Manager – Cardiology
• Manager – Accounting (Hospitals) • Manager – Government Billing • Manager – HIM • Manager – Non-Government Billing
• Infection Control Practitioner
• Director – Contracting
• Information Security Analyst
• Sr. Buyer
• Information Security Engineer
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• Med/Surg – Float Pool
• Laundry Worker
• Maintenance Mechanic
• Administrative Assistant – Lab
• Research Coordinator – Non RN
• Certified Phlebotomist Technician –
• Nurse Educator – Diabetes
• Research Business Analyst
• Orthopedics • Pediatric Outpatient • Peds • SICU • Surgery
Part-time/Full-time – Outpatient
• Sales Associate
• Clinical Lab Scientist – Days/Nights
• Security Officer
• Sr. Administrative Assistant
• Lab Assistant II • Lab Manager – Blood Bank (CLS)
• Surgical Trauma
• Lab Manager – Pathology
• CT Technologist
• Transfusion Safety Coordinator
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emploYment and analytical problem solving skills. Ability to prioritize and adjust to varying workloads, manage a variety of tasks, and meet various dead‑ lines with changing priorities, inter‑ ruptions, and conflicting deadlines. Excellent oral and written communica‑ tion skills and ability to communicate effectively with UC staff, students and parents, often over the phone or by e‑mail. Skill in independently researching questions and analyzing information, situations, policies and procedures to define problems, for‑ mulate conclusions and recommend solutions. Flexible and able to work both independently and cooperatively in a team environment. Ability to handle sensitive information appropri‑ ately. Notes: Fingerprint background check required. Full‑time, on‑site posi‑ tion with a regular in‑office sched‑ ule. UCEAP is located off‑campus, in Goleta (near UCSB). $20.59‑$21.08/ hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employ‑ ment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gen‑ der identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For primary consideration, apply by 03/20/17, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs. ucsb.edu Job #20170101
BUSINESS SYSTEMS ANALYST- WEBTMA
ADMINISTRATIVE & RESIDENTIAL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (ARIT) Responsible for the ongoing defini‑ tion of scope and objectives for the Residential Operations and Campus Design & Facilities work order sys‑ tem, WebTMA. Develops an advanced knowledge of all modules within WebTMA to apply to the unique user and business needs. Maintains all user requirement documents and adjusting requirements and specifica‑ tions based upon the evolving needs of users and system functionality. Participates as the business process control point for WebTMA implemen‑ tation project from the requirements gathering phase through production deployment. Serves as primary liai‑ son between Residential Operations and Campus Design & Facilities busi‑ ness users and TMA Systems during implementation and future enhance‑ ments. Implements business process automation for Residential Operations and Campus Design & Facilities with the help of all applicable WebTMA modules. Reqs: Previous experience supporting Business Applications, especially vendor software solu‑ tions. Experience with gathering and analyzing requirements and propos‑ ing business process improvements and preferred solutions. Experience with creating reports and providing data in a timely manner. Experience working with users, develop‑ ers and project managers to plan and implement software solutions. Demonstrated excellence in problem analysis and solving. Excellent writ‑ ten and verbal communication skills. Client‑centered commitment and focus. Note: Fingerprint background check required. $24.51‑$34.35/ hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employ‑ ment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gen‑ der identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For primary consideration apply by 3/8/17, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20170078 PRODUCT AND Strategy Manager: Impact Radius, Inc., Santa Barbara, CA. Reqs Master of Business Administration & Bachelor degree in computer engineering or computer science & 1 yr exp in project mgmt or mgmt consulting. Also reqs knowl‑ edge of programming languages SQL, Java & Matlab; 1 yr exp in data &
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times. Note: Fingerprint background check required. $56,310‑$65,500/ yr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employ‑ ment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gen‑ der identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apply by 3/20/17. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20170098
SENIOR NETWORK ENGINEER
ADMINISTRATIVE & RESIDENTIAL IT Responsible for the technical opera‑ tions of all data network services for Administrative & Residential Information Technology (ARIT) includ‑ ing the ResNet program for residen‑ tial students and the standardized Administrative Services network. Is responsible for the architecture, design, and implementation of dispa‑ rate networks for all departments in Administrative Services. Has primary responsibility for all network monitor‑ ing, integrity and recovery capabilities to ensure 24x7 operation and admin‑ istration of network services provided to end users and staff. Has pri‑ mary responsibility for security access controls, network firewall systems, and web application firewalls for all production applications and services. Reqs: BS in Computer Science or equivalent years of education and experience. 5 years of network and wireless service administration. 5 years of security and firewall admin‑ istration. Detailed knowledge of Local Area Network (LAN) and Wide Area Network (WAN) technologies and pre‑ vailing and emerging network proto‑ cols. Experience in a technical leader‑ ship role involving network planning, implementation, and administration. Demonstrated in‑depth troubleshoot‑ ing experience with network equip‑ ment. Experience with cabling infra‑ structure management practices and troubleshooting. Experience with large‑scale network systems and tech‑ nologies, including routers, switches, wireless networking, and network address translation. Notes: Fingerprint background check required. Maintain a valid CA driver’s license, a clean DMV record and enrollment in the DMV Employee Pull‑Notice Program. $76,200‑$103,700/yr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive con‑ sideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, pro‑ tected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For primary consideration apply by 3/20/17, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20170097
Anasys instruments corp, Santa Barbara, CA, seeks a Test/ Service Engineer to operate the Atomic Force Microscopy Infrared (AFM‑IR) & Scattering Scanning Near Field Optical Microscopy (SSNOM) sys‑ tems to confirm system function & performance. Travel to customer sites for installations, service or customer training. Requires to be willing to travel up to 50% of the time. Send resumes to: Doug Gotthard, VP of Operations, Anasys Instruments Corp, 325 Chapala St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101. LTE SYSTEM Integration & QA Engineer (Goleta, CA) Perform fea‑ ture testing, integration, debugging & maintenance for LTE base station (eNodeB) s/ware & h/ware platform. Ensure compliance w/ 3GPP LTE tech‑ nical specs & s/ware dvlpmt processes. Maintain LTE test cells & use LTE test eqpmt & tools for procedures & automation, incl writing & executing s/ware scripts for tools. Interact w/ technical teams, incl LTE eNodeB h/ ware platform, physical layer s/ware, MAC layer & higher layer s/ware stack, RF, & integration & testing for: integration, testing, qlty assurance & enhancements. Bachelor’s in Comp. or Electronic Engg or reltd + 2 yrs exp as LTE System Engr or reltd reqd. Resumes: Moseley Associates, Inc., Attn: Sharon Brown, 82 Coromar Dr, Goleta, CA 93117.
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rience. Demonstrated management and supervisory experience. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Excellent skills in analysis, prob‑ lem solving, working with detail while applying and understanding broader contexts as they affect a diverse cus‑ tomer base: faculty, staff, students, and donors. Ability to establish a cooperative working relationship with staff and work as a member of a team. Ability to interpret policies and proce‑ dures and accurately communicate them to others. Notes: Fingerprint background check required. Maintain a valid CA driver’s license. Occasional evenings and weekends at various Development Office, Institutional Advancement or campus‑wide events. $51,181‑$60,000/yr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive con‑ sideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, pro‑ tected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For primary consideration apply by 3/16/17, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20170086
ACADEMIC SENATE Serves as Academic Senate Analyst for the Council on Research and Instructional Resources and its stand‑ ing committees; manages and coor‑ dinates 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 proce‑ dures for the chair and members of assigned councils and commit‑ tees; serves as institutional memory; drafts, edits, and independently writes reports, minutes, and correspondence. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree or equiva‑ lent combination of years of experi‑ ence. Ability to analyze complex information and to communicate this information clearly and concisely in written and oral form. Excellent writ‑ ing, editing, and proofreading skills. Ability to apply independent judg‑ ment, 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 employ‑ ment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gen‑ der 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
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Legals Administer of Estate NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: SYLVIA ANN FRANCO CASE NO: 17PR00090 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of SYLVIA ANN FRANCO; SYLVIA FRANCO A PETITION FOR PROBATE: has been filed by: MARY JEAN FRANCO in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that MARY JEAN FRANCO be appointed as personal representa‑ tive to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the dece‑ dent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests author‑ ity to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the per‑ sonal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or con‑ sented to the proposed action.) The Independent administration authority will be granted unless an Interested person files an objection to the peti‑ tion and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A Hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: on 04/13/2017 AT 8:30 am Dept: 5 Room: located at 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, California. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a con‑ tingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal repre‑ sentative, defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or per‑ sonal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE‑154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Megan N. Bowker 3910 Constellation Road Suite 105B Lompoc, CA 93436; (805) 430‑8990. Published Mar 9, 16, 23 2017. NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: WOLFGANG KUBETSCHEK CASE NO: 17PR00076 To all heirs, benefi‑ ciaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of WOLFGANG KUBETSCHEK A PETITION FOR PROBATE: has been filed by: in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that URSULA KUBETSCHEK be appointed as personal representa‑ tive to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the dece‑ dent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests author‑ ity to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the per‑
sonal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or con‑ sented to the proposed action.) The Independent administration authority will be granted unless an Interested person files an objection to the peti‑ tion and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A Hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: on 04/13/2017 AT 9:00 am Dept: 5 Room: located at 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, California. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a con‑ tingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal repre‑ sentative, defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or per‑ sonal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE‑154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Marisa K. Beuoy, Griffith & Thornburgh, LLP 8 E. Figueroa St. #300 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; (805) 965‑5131. Published Mar 9, 16, 23 2017. NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: SHIRLEY WADLEY, aka SHIRLEY ADELE WADLEY CASE NO: 17PR00075 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, con‑ tingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of SHIRLEY WADLEY, aka SHIRLEY ADELE WADLEY, aka SHIRLEY WADLE A PETITION FOR PROBATE: has been filed by: PAUL JEPSON in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that PAUL JEPSON be appointed as personal representa‑ tive to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the dece‑ dent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests author‑ ity to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the per‑ sonal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or con‑ sented to the proposed action.) The Independent administration authority will be granted unless an Interested person files an objection to the peti‑ tion and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A Hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: on 04/06/2017 AT 9:00 am Dept: 5 Room: located at 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, California. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a con‑ tingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal repre‑ sentative, defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60
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days from the date of mailing or per‑ sonal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE‑154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Stephen F. Johnson PO Box 419 Ukiah, CA 95482; (707) 468‑9151. Published Mar 9, 16, 23 2017.
FBN Abandonment 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 enti‑ ties 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 state‑ ment 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 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: J & A ELECTRIC at 310 E. Gutierrez Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Big Phase Inc. (same address) This business is con‑ ducted 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.
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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 busi‑ ness is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 30, 2017. This state‑ ment 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: 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 state‑ ment 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. 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 busi‑ ness is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 06, 2017. This state‑ ment 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.
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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 state‑ ment 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: 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: 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 state‑ ment 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: 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: 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 state‑ ment 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: 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: SANTA BARBARA SPICED NUTS at 101 Oceano #12 Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Tara Stoker (same address) This busi‑ ness is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 13, 2017. This state‑ ment 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: 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 state‑ ment 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: 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 state‑ ment 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: 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: BLUE SANDS INN at 421 S Milpas St Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Blue Sands LLC 647 Park Lane Santa Barbara, CA 93108 This busi‑ ness 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: 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: 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 state‑ ment 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 22 WEST REALTORS at 1207 Del Mar Ave Santa Barbara, CA 93109; George F. Logan Jr. 114 W 32nd St. Vancouver, WA 98660 This busi‑ ness 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: ARTHUR MURRAY DANCE STUDIO at 222 W Carrillo St. Unit C Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Sertenly Dancing 22841 Tindaya Mission Viejo, CA 92692 This busi‑ ness 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: HASKELLS DESIGNS at 10693 Calle Quebrada Goleta, CA 93117; Thomas Edward Modugno (same address) This business is conduct‑ ed 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 busi‑ ness 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 conduct‑ ed 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: SIMPLIFY, SIMPLIFY ONE at 3470 Dickson Dr. Orcutt, CA 93455; Alicia S. Paul (same address) This busi‑ ness 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 con‑ ducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 22, 2017. This state‑ ment 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: EK EVENTS at 201 Ladera Street Apt 15 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Mimmi Karlsson (same address) This business is con‑ ducted 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: FEDERAL DRUG COMPANY at 3327 State St Santa Barbara, CA 93101; William Mac Donald 1023 San Antonio Creek Rd. Santa Barbara, CA 93111 This busi‑ ness is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 22, 2017. This state‑ ment 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: 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: 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: INNOQUEST 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 state‑ ment 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: 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: VESALIUS FOUNDATION at 1111 Chapala Street Suite 200 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Santa Barbara Foundation (same address) This business is con‑ ducted 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: 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: 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: GUIDED PERFORMANCE SERVICES at 333 Hot Springs Rd. Santa Barbara, CA 93108; John Garrett McManigal (same address) This business is con‑ ducted by an Individual Signed: John McManigal This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 23, 2017. This state‑ ment 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: 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: L.A. LEPIANE WINES, LEPIANE WINES at 1500 E. Chestnut Ct., Suite D Lompoc, CA 93436; L.A. Lepiane Wines, LLC (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 Mar 07, 2017. This state‑ ment 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: 2017‑0000688. Published: Mar 9, 16, 23, 30 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SANTA BARBARA MULTI SPLASH SPORT, SANTA BARBARA SWIM CLUB TRAINING CAMP at 181 Sheffield Dr. Santa Barbara, CA 93108; John Abrami 1629 Garden St. #1 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Mark Stori 181 Sheffield Dr. Santa Barbara, CA 93108 This busi‑ ness is conducted by an General Partnership Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 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 Noe Solis. FBN Number: 2017‑0000624. Published: Mar 9, 16, 23, 30 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ARTEMIS STUDIOS CREATIVE AGENCY at 438 Venado Dr Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Cynthia Elaine Kennedy (same address) This busi‑ ness is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 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 Jessica Sheaff. FBN Number: 2017‑0000633. Published: Mar 9, 16, 23, 30 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CA’DARIO at 37 East Victoria Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Quattro Fortune, Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Susan ym Toney, Agent 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: 2017‑0000613. Published: Mar 9, 16, 23, 30 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CA’DARIO PIZZERIA at 29 East Victoria Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Quattro Fortune, Inc. 37 East Victoria Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Susan ym Toney, Agent 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: 2017‑0000614. Published: Mar 9, 16, 23, 30 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: DR. DALTON’S PREMIUM TREATS at 6187 Santa Margarita Way Goleta, CA 93117; California School For Dogs, Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 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 Noe Solis. FBN Number: 2017‑0000634. Published: Mar 9, 16, 23, 30 2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BLUE BAY T‑SHIRTS at 430 Hot Springs Road Santa Barbara, CA 93108; Michael J Mitchem (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 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 Jessica Sheaff. FBN Number: 2017‑0000632. Published: Mar 9, 16, 23, 30 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: INNER WELLNESS SB at 7 E. Mission St. Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Manhattan Lodgings, Inc 5 Schenck Ave #3E Great Neck, NY 11021 This busi‑ ness is conducted by an Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 24, 2017. This state‑ ment 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: 2017‑0000577. Published: Mar 9, 16, 23, 30 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ALTERED at 575 Camino De La Aldea Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Yvonne Renee Scolari (same address) John Stanley Wolczak (same address) This business is conducted by an Married Couple Signed: Yvonne R. Scolari This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 28, 2017. This state‑ ment 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: 2017‑0000612. Published: Mar 9, 16, 23, 30 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: AARON THOMAS FITNESS at 1331 San Andres Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Aaron M Thomas 7275 Butte Drive Goleta, CA 93117 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Aaron M. Thomas This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 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 Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2017‑0000635. Published: Mar 9, 16, 23, 30 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SUNCOAST NURSERY at 3896 Via Real Carpinteria, CA 93013; Suncoast Nursery, LLC 363 Brentwood Ave Ventura, CA 93003 This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: This state‑ ment was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 02, 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: 2017‑0000643. Published: Mar 9, 16, 23, 30 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: STA. BARBARA HELPING CHILE at 745 Casiano Drive, Apartment B Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Mauricio Vera Nunez (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 06, 2017. This state‑ ment 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: 2017‑0000676. Published: Mar 9, 16, 23, 30 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: JM CAREER COACHING & CONSULTING at 19 San Dimas Ave Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Janna Mori (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Janna Mori This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 28, 2017. This state‑ ment 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: 2017‑0000619. Published: Mar 9, 16, 23, 30 2017.
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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 state‑ ment 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): FROM: MATINAR MONG TO: MADDIE ZAKARIAN THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indi‑ cated 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 news‑ paper 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. IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF JUAN JOSE ARANDA TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 17CV00557 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: A petition has been filed by the above named Petitioner(s) in Santa Barbara Superior court proposing a change of name(s) FROM and TO the following name(s): FROM: JUAN JOSE ARANDA TO: JUAN JOSE ARANDA CHAVEZ THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indi‑ cated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING Apr 19, 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 news‑ paper 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 9, 16, 23, 30 2017.
Summons SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): SCOTT THOMAS THOMAS, aka J SCOTT THOMAS, aka JAMES SCOTT THOMAS, aka SCOTT THOMAS DRYWALL, an individual; Does 1 through 20, Inclusive. YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: AMERICAN EXPRESS BANK, FSB, a federal savings bank (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 informa‑ tion 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 informa‑ tion 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 ser‑ vice. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal ser‑ vices program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www. lawhelpcalifornia.org), the California Courts Online Self‑Help Center (www. courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), or by con‑ tacting your local court or county bar association. Tiene 30 DIAS DE CALENDARIO despues de que le entreguen esta citacion y papeles legales papa pre‑ sentar 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 posi‑ ble que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y mas information en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp/espa‑ nol/), 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 reco‑ mendable 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 pro‑ grama 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:16CV05269 The name and address of the court is: (El nombre y direccion de la corte es) SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93121. The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plain‑ tiff 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 direc‑ cion de la corte es): 1100 Anacapa Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Lina M. Michael, (Bar#:237842); Brian P. McGurk (Bar#250091) MICHAEL & ASSOCIATES, PC 555 St. Charles Drive Suite 204 Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 Fax No.: (805) 379‑8525; Phone No.; (805) 379‑8505 DATE: Nov 22, 2016. Darrel E. Parker, EXECUTIVE OFFICER By Narzralli Baksk, Deputy ( Delegado) Published Mar 9, 16, 23, 30 2017.
March 9, 2017