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Exciting PErformancEs, EvEnts, and activitiEs Happening THis season
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MARCH 16, 2017
2015 UNITED NATIONS
NELSON MANDELA PRIZE WINNER S E E I N T E R N AT I O N A L P R E S E N T S
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“There’s no money in this world that can pay for the joy of someone who was so blind and then suddenly they regain their vision.”
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The 2017 Hamdani World Harmony Lecture
An Evening with the Author of The Underground Railroad
An Evening with the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
Wed, Apr 5 / 7:30 PM / UCSB Campbell Hall
Sat, Apr 8 / 7:30 PM / UCSB Campbell Hall
$20 / FREE for UCSB students (with valid ID)
“Peace does not mean just to stop wars, but also to stop oppression and injustice.” – Tawakkol Karman
Whitehead’s compelling tour de force novel chronicles a young slave’s desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. Be captivated by his dynamic storytelling, inspiring anecdotes and irreverent rules for writing as he reveals how he came to write his powerful new work. Presented in cooperation with the UCSB MultiCultural Center
A human rights activist, journalist and politician, Karman was dubbed the “Mother of the Revolution” for her key role in the Arab Spring in Yemen. Event Sponsors: Saida & Jamal Hamdani Co-presented with the Walter H. Capps Center for the Study of Ethics, Religion, and Public Life
The Lynda and Bruce Thematic Learning Initiative
Terry Tempest Williams
An Evening with
Wed, Apr 19 / 7:30 PM / Granada Theatre
The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks
Tickets start at $20 / $10 all students (with valid ID) A Granada facility fee will be added to each ticket price
“Allende’s books feel like ornate fairy tales, velvety and otherworldly and sly, as full of mystery as history.” Los Angeles Times
Wed, Apr 12 / 7:30 PM / Campbell Hall
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An acclaimed author, naturalist and fierce advocate for freedom of speech, Terry Tempest Williams speaks out eloquently on behalf of an ethical stance toward life, environmental issues and matters of justice. National Parks Series Sponsors: Lillian Lovelace, Sara Miller McCune
Allende famously wrote her acclaimed first novel, The House of the Spirits, in exile from her home country of Chile. She has since written 20 more works of fiction and memoir. In a rare public appearance, “the queen of magical realism” (Los Angeles Times) will weave together her family history, literary trailblazing and the sorrows and heart-stirring beauty of the human condition.
The Lynda and Bruce Thematic Learning Initiative Presented in collaboration with Channel Islands National Park and the UCSB Natural Reserve System
Thomas L. Friedman
Special Earth Day Event
A Field Guide to the 21st Century: How to Live in an Age of Acceleration Thu, Apr 20 / 8 PM / Arlington Theatre
Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming
An Arlington facility fee will be added to each ticket price
Sat, Apr 22 / 8 PM / UCSB Campbell Hall
Tickets start at $25 / $15 all students (with valid ID)
$15 / FREE for all students (with valid ID) “Paul Hawken states eloquently all that I believe so passionately to be true – that there is inherent goodness at the heart of our humanity, that collectively we can – and are – changing the world.” – Jane Goodall
“Friedman wants to explain why the world is the way it is – why so many things seem to be spinning out of control.” The New York Times Three-time Pulitzer Prize recipient Thomas L. Friedman looks to innovators finding bold solutions to the pace of change transforming our planet to show how we can use our time to reimagine work, politics and community.
In cooperation with the Community Environmental Council / Earth Day Festival
Event Sponsors: Susan & Craig McCaw
The Lynda and Bruce Thematic Learning Initiative
With support from our Community Partner the Orfalea Family Books will be available for purchase and signing (except Tawakkol Karman) Thomas Friedman books are pre-signed
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Letters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 This Modern World . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Voices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Barney Brantingham’s On the Beat . . . . . 21
the week.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 living.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
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All the babes in arms who accompanied us on our first St. Patrick’s Day Stroll have now turned double digits as we round the corner into our 10th annual promenade. Join The Santa Barbara Independent and friends to celebrate the exile of snakes from Ireland, the parable of the shamrock, all the kith and kin of the venerable 5th-century saint, and the joys in general of being Irish, or knowing someone who is. The pipers will pipe, ghillie brogues will be laced up, and The Indy will meet to stroll this Friday, March 17, 5 p.m., from 12 East Figueroa Street, down the sidewalks of our tree-shaded downtown.
The Restaurant Guy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
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What Is on This Spring a&e. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Arts Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Exciting Performances, Events, and Activities Happening This Season Plus Starry Nites: Interviews with Festival Founders, Alan Parsons, She Wants Revenge, and KOLARS K
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Reviews . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
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Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Obituaries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
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Nā Lei Hulu I Ka Wēkiu with Masters of Hawaiian Music Sun, Apr 9 / 7 PM (note special time) / UCSB Campbell Hall Tickets start at $30 / $15 UCSB students
“[Masters of Hawaiian Music are] virtuosic keepers of a cultural flame.” The New York Times Escape to paradise in an evening of dance and music celebrating the rich cultural traditions of Hawai’i. The acclaimed company Nā Lei Hulu I Ka Wēkiu performs hula mua (hula that evolves), a fusion of traditional and contemporary dance. Arrive early for a community dance class with Hālau Hula O Pualanina’auali’Ioha
Sun, Apr 9 / 6 PM / Campbell Hall Plaza / FREE
Compagnie Hervé KOUBI What the Day Owes to the Night
Tue, Apr 18 / 8 PM / Granada Theatre Tickets start at $35 / $19 UCSB students A Granada facility fee will be added to each ticket price
“Barechested, wearing only white trousers and split skirts that suggest a dervish’s tennure, the dancers stretch, roll, rise. Soon they’re launching themselves into cartwheels, somersaults, backflips, and breakdance headspins, as if they were trying to free the soul from the body.” The Boston Globe
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“A thrilling display… 14 stomping, drumming, roaring men pounded rapidfire rhythms into the ground with many surfaces of their feet – heels, toes, inside and especially outside edges – and with spinning boleadoras.” The New York Times Celebrate the thrilling South American cowboy traditions of the gaucho with Argentina’s Che Malambo, a powerhouse company of 14 performers. Malambo began in 17th century Argentina as a dueling display of agility, strength, dexterity and zapateo – the fast paced footwork inspired by the rhythm of galloping horses.
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by Kelsey Brugger @kelseybrugger, Keith hamm, tyler hayden @TylerHayden1, and nicK Welsh, with Independent staff
Paying More, geTTing Less Carbajal Drops Mic on Trumpcare, Medical Leaders Blast Repeal Bill
PACKED TO ThE GILLS: More than 400 people piled into Fleischmann Auditorium for Monday night’s health-care forum.
by Nick Welsh he timing couldn’t have been much bet- —could qualify. Before that, the cutoff was tion. Under the repeal bill, subsidies—from $12,000 a year. $2,000-$4,000 — are parsed based on age ter. Or worse. The very day Santa Barbara’s ConThe good news — at least to its Republican instead. The Republicans took pains to maingressmember Salud Carbajal had supporters—is that the CBO found the repeal tain Obamacare’s protections for those with scheduled a mic-dropping town hall forum bill would reduce federal spending by $377 existing health-care conditions. But their bill to denounce the Republican bill to repeal billion over 10 years. It would have reduced allows insurance companies to compensate the Affordable Care Act, the Congressional it by even more, but the legislation includes for the greater risk posed by older customers Budget Office (CBO) issued its intensely about $800 billion in tax cuts. Those taxes by charging them five times more than what anticipated report on the they charge younger ones. same subject. The findings Under Obamacare, the age were extremely damndifferential charge was liming. In 10 years, 24 million ited to three times. fewer Americans would Little wonder, then, have health insurance if that most of the 400the Republicans’ Ameriplus cramming into the Santa Barbara Museum of can Health Care Act — Natural History Monday now dubbed Trumpcare night to attend Carba— were enacted than if Obamacare were allowed jal’s health-care town hall to run its course. In just rant were sporting more year one, 14 million Amerthan a dusting of snow at icans would fall off the the temples. By then, the insurance rolls. By 2026, 52 CBO report had been in million would be without, general circulation several worse even than during hours, and the disparate the Great Recession when LOVE FEST: Congressmember Salud Carbajal got nothing but love from the crowd. When impact of the repeal bill on a record 48 million went Obamacare was passed seven years ago, his predecessor Lois Capps got such angry heat from middle-income earners in Tea Party opponents that she only held such meetings in churches. uncovered. their advanced middle ages was well known. Already, The fine print appeared even more devastating. The Republican plan, — primarily on households earning more Facebook had blown up with the situation according to the CBO, would slash federal than $250,000 a year—had been imposed by of a theoretical 64-year-old customer makMedicaid spending by nearly a trillion dol- the Affordable Care Act to pay for subsidies ing $26,500 a year. Under Obamacare, this lars in 10 years, shedding from its roster nine enacted to bring insurance premiums within person could have secured a $15,000 health million beneficiaries by 2020 and 14 million financial reach for the 20 million custom- plan—with subsidies—for $1,700. Under the by 2026. Medicaid, part of President Lyndon ers who signed up over the past seven years. Republican plan, it would cost $14,600. Johnson’s War on Poverty, has traditionally Under the Republican proposal, there will It was standing room only inside Fleisfunded health-care programs for the poorest still be subsidies — tax rebates — but much chmann Auditorium, with the crowd pooling of the poor— poor single women, their kids, and less than under Obamacare. And according to out into the courtyard. The enthusiasm was the elderly. Under the Affordable Care Act, the CBO, those Republican subsidies strongly palpable and the clapping explosive enough Medicaid eligibility rules were expanded to favor the younger and the more affluent cus- to inflict eardrum discomfort. If anyone in allow low-income single adults to get covered. tomers at the expense of older, low-income attendance worried about Obamacare’s escaIncome limits were likewise. Under Obam- consumers. lating premiums and long-term financial acare, someone earning as much as $16,400 Under Obamacare, subsidies were doled sustainability — or opposed the individual a year— year 138 percent the federal poverty level out based on income and geographic loca- mandates so antithetical to the Republican
news Briefs LAW & DISORDER Santa Barbara High School senior Connor O’Keefe (pictured) was killed early in the afternoon of 3/11 by an Amtrak passenger train near Fernald Point Lane in Montecito. The 18-year-old was walking the railroad tracks northbound; the train was heading the same direction, according to Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Kelly Hoover, adding that the engineer blew the horn and activated the braking system. The incident remains under investigation. O’Keefe played on the high school water polo team and also competed at the club level. The body of Carpinteria High School senior Filiberto Hernandez (pictured), 18, was found the morning of 3/13 at the base of the cliffs at Carpinteria Bluffs Nature Preserve, just east of the seal rookery. The teenager was pronounced dead by rescue personnel with CarpinteriaSummerland Fire Protection District when they arrived to the beach around 10:30 a.m. He had been reported missing by his mother on Sunday. “The Coroner’s Office is conducting a death investigation to determine an official cause and manner of death,” Sheriff’s Lt. Rob Plastino said in a statement. No other information was released.
CITY Ventura Judge Mark Borrell has given Theo Kracke — owner of Paradise Retreats vacation rental management — 20 days to beef up his argument that Santa Barbara’s 180-degree change of heart concerning short-term vacation rentals “has changed the intensity and use of land” within city limits and therefore constitutes a “development” requiring permission from the California Coastal Commission. Kracke’s lawyer, Travis Logue, said the amended lawsuit will likely include a recent commission letter encouraging cities to regulate vacation rentals. Borrell also ruled against the city’s anti-SLAPP allegations that Kracke’s lawsuit constituted what City Attorney Ariel Calonne called “a direct attack on the First Amendment rights of 70 [public speakers and] the City Council.” The Santa Barbara City Council passed an ordinance prohibiting any oversized vehicles — RVs and high-profile vehicles such as tall Sprinter vans — from parking on city streets last October, but City Attorney Ariel Calonne said it will be at least another six weeks before the ordinance gets enforced. In the meantime, Calonne is attempting to perfect a streamlined permit application program allowing craftsworkers who rely on oversized vehicles, and the City Council agreed to spend up to $60,000 to expand the New Begincont’d on page 11 É
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MAD AS hELL: “I hope everyone is as outraged as I am,” said mental-health advocate Ann Eldridge. The Republican repeal bill, Eldridge said, would eliminate requirements that insurance companies provide “parity” coverage for mental-health treatment.
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heaLTh care conT’d froM P. 9 virtue of economic choice — they kept such thoughts to themselves. Republican congressmembers in other districts have found themselves called on the carpet by large, spirited, angry anti-Trump crowds. But Carbajal, still finding his legs as an anti-Trump crusader, basked in unalloyed adulation. One member of the audience toasted him with a boisterous “Hip! Hip! Hooray!” Even Carbajal was taken briefly aback. “We didn’t set him up to do that,” he quipped. As a firebrand, Carbajal didn’t pack much heat. He didn’t need to. He praised
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the crowd for its engagement. Keep writing letters and making phone calls, he told those assembled. The Republicans’ repeal bill, he said, was “ridiculous.” Mostly, he relied on the CBO report for talking points.“They’re basically trying to destroy our health-care system,” he charged, adding, “In other words, they want us to pay more for a lot less.” In his district, the percentage of the uninsured dropped from 16.5 to 9.4 under Obamacare. Carbajal let a heavyweight panel of area health-care experts do most of the talking. Together, they left few stones unhurled when it came to the Republicans’ repeal legislation. Dr. Charity Dean, Santa Barbara County’s Public Health Officer, objected that the Republicans sought to eliminate outright Obamacare’s modestly funded Prevention and Public Health Fund. When four UCSB students turned up about four years ago with meningitis, an often deadly viral infection that frequently requires amputation of feet and hands, that fund covered the cost of 8,000 vaccines administered at UCSB for two years. Likewise, Dean said, the same fund paid for the genetic detective work needed to link five cases of hepatitis C to a popular area medical practitioner offering an unorthodox blood transfusion-rejuvenation therapy. That’s nothing, however, compared to the massive question mark the repeal bill is casting over the 11,000 new patients enrolled at the eight Santa Barbara Health Clinics since Obamacare’s new Medicaid eligibility went into effect. Previously, Dean said, the county received $8 million in federal funds to treat the uninsured. Once insurance was provided — via the Affordable Care Act — that $8 million disappeared. But thus far, she said, she’s seen nothing in the repeal bill to suggest that $8 million is coming back. Dr. David Dodson, a general practitioner with Sansum Clinic and head of the Central Coast Medical Association, warned that the reforms wrought by the Republican repeal measure would trigger the very “death spiral”— fewer people cont’d on page 12 É
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San Luis Obispo county supervisors shot down the hotly debated Phillips 66 rail spur extension project that garnered objections from hundreds of Californians, including many environmentalists and elected officials in Santa Barbara. The S.L.O. Planning Commission had rejected the project last year, and Phillips appealed the decision to the supervisors. The project would have allowed trains — one mile long, carrying 2.2 million gallons of crude oil — to offload oil at the refinery near Nipomo. “We applaud the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors for considering all the evidence, listening to concerned citizens throughout the state, and denying this dangerous project,” said Linda Krop, chief counsel at the Environmental Defense Center. According to the latest homeless count, Santa Barbara County has 1,489 homeless people, a number that’s remained relatively stable the past six years. The largest number of homeless
PUBLIC SAFETY A meeting 3/16 to discuss a new fire station across the street from Sandpiper Golf Club takes place at Ellwood School at 6 p.m. Proposed to better serve the population of Western Goleta, the new iteration of the single-story, 11,600-square-foot structure at 7952 Hollister Avenue has addressed critiques from a meeting in November. For the fire department, the new station would enable an improvement in response time from the current seven to nine minutes to the five-minute goal. The cost of the new firehouse was estimated to be around $6.3 million. A large earthquake in Santa Barbara, nearby, or afar has the potential to bring a tsunami to Santa Barbara’s shoreline within minutes or hours. The county will conduct an awareness campaign during Tsunami Preparedness Week, which is the last week in March. Maps of inundation zones can be found at cosb.countyofsb.org and information at AwareandPrepare.org for disaster notifications and the actions to take, including moving to higher zones, evacuating immediately, and preparing a disaster kit beforehand.
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hEALTh As many as 26 new acute care psychiatric beds are on the drawing boards for North County’s Marian Regional Medical Center. Spokesperson Kathy Sullivan confirmed that Marian is working in partnership with the County of Santa Barbara to revamp Santa Maria’s former Valley Hospital, purchased by Marian in the early 2000s and now used largely for offices, into a behavioral wellness complex. Also on the drawing boards for the same complex are plans for a 40-bed, long-term care n facility.
schools impacted by Birthrate slump he birthrate drop that started in 2008 — when the Great Recession forced families to reconsider creating more mouths to feed—is starting to impact Santa Barbara Unified School District. “We have entered a period of declining enrollment,” Superintendent Cary Matsuoka said at the district’s Board of Education meeting Tuesday night. According to a 40-page report penned by political scientist and former boardmember Lanny Ebenstein, there were 19,195 kids born in South Coast hospitals from 2002 to 2008; from 2009 to 2017, the number dropped to 16,742, a decline of 12.8 percent.
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Santa Barbara was ranked 12th among U.S. communities with the highest “well-being,” according to a report published this month by the GallupHealthways Well-Being Index, with Santa Cruz ranked third and San Luis Obispo at seventh. The survey of 189 communities nationwide found the Golden State claiming seven of the top 25. The study analyzed five elements, including purpose, social, financial, community, and physical via more than 350,000 telephone interviews. California is also home to three of the 25 lowest well-being communities — Chico, Bakersfield, and Stockton.
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The Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara is moving to the Funk Zone — eventually. The nonprofit recently purchased an empty lot located at 35 Anacapa Street for $3.5 million. Executive Director Miki Garcia explained the museum has outgrown its current upstairs location at Paseo Nuevo; it also has space inside Hotel Indigo. The museum is just beginning the long process of planning and designing the new building, which will be a “cultural anchor” with educational programs and free art, said Garcia.
live in the City of Santa Barbara — 790 — but that number has dropped 13 percent from 2015, 16 percent from 2013, and 24 percent from 2011. Nearly 70 percent of the city’s homeless were male, two-thirds reported having health insurance, 55 percent were white, and 130 lived in vehicles. The big bump in numbers came in Santa Maria, Lompoc, and Isla Vista. That increase could reflect better reporting and counting approaches, however, rather than a growth in actual homeless populations.
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With a combined projected 14 percent drop in elementary school enrollment for this school year and next, the district is looking to “adjust our staff accordingly,” Matsuoka said. Through 2030, according to Ebenstein’s report, the district is looking at an enrollment drop of more than 15 percent. The wildcard, added Matsuoka, will be family response to the nationwide political narrative as President Donald Trump acts on his promise to deport undocumented immigrants. “We are worried that some of our families are going to leave this summer because they are worried about [having] a —Keith Hamm family divided.”
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COMIC RELIEF: David Moore, philosopher-pastor, drew big laughs when he offered to swap his iPhone for health insurance.
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No street parking in Isla Vista from at 9am on 4/8 until 7am on 4/9 for Del Playa residents (6500, 6600, 6700); Camino Del Sur residents between Del Playa and Trigo; Camino Pescadero residents between Del Playa and Trigo; El Embarcadero residents between Del Playa and Top of Loop; Trigo residents on 6500 only. El Nido residents on 6500 and Sabado Tarde residents on 6500, 6600, 6700 do not need to move cars off street, but vehicles will not be allowed to enter or exit through roadblocks from 9am on 4/8 until 7am on 4/9.
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getting insured, more getting sick, and the insurance carriers crumbling under the crushing financial unsustainability—that Republicans say they’re intent on preventing. Where Republicans argue consumers need more skin in the game to promote personal responsibility and foster competition—thus driving American health-care prices, $9,600 per capita, down—Dodson, a Canadian-born transplant from Massachusetts, insisted the real motivation is greed. “It’s the reverse Robin Hood thing that Republicans are addicted to,” he said. “It’s all that taking from the poor and giving to the rich.” Less rhetorical, Dr. Charles Fenzi — CEO of Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics—reported that 16 percent of the clinics’ patients secured insurance through the Medicaid expansion. Before that, he said self-paying customers paid $30-$40 for medical encounters that cost the clinics $170 to provide. Now, the number of self-paying customers has dropped by 13 percent, and the clinics are reimbursed to the tune of $135 per encounter. The clinics provide safety-net care to some of the poorest families on the South Coast, and if those now on expanded Medicaid are pushed off, that will cost the clinics half a million a year. Fenzi took pains to praise the safety net provided by the area Planned Parenthood, which is slated to lose $10 million in Medicaid funding under the repeal. That’s out of a total budget of $15 million. Fenzi noted that the repeal bill provides $422 million nationally to clinics such as his, but he lamented that these supplemental funds are made available, in part, by the cuts to Planned Parenthood. In Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties, federal Medicaid dollars are administered by a public entity known as CenCal, which has seen its number of expanded eligibility enrollees swell by 46,000, 30,000 of whom live in Santa Barbara. Since January 2014, these patients have now received $436 million. That’s a big genie to try to stuff back in the bottle should the repeal bill pass and expanded eligibility enrollments be stopped, effective 2020. Statewide, one out of every two births is covered by Medicaid as are one out of every three residents. In Santa Barbara, the numbers are only slightly less striking: one out of every four. Statewide, expanded Medicaid translates to 3.7 million newly covered patients. Covered Cali-
fornia, by contrast, accounts for 1.2 million. Many in the audience wanted to know what more they could do. Several alluded to mass protests against the Vietnam War, suggesting that the Trump agenda required sterner measures than mere letters and phone calls. One drew big laughs joking that he’d be willing to swap his iPhone for a health insurance policy any day, riffing on Utah Republican Representative Jason Chaffetz’s admonition against buying the former instead of investing in the latter. Many pressed Carbajal whether the time was ripe to press for a single-payer insurance program. He was supportive but noncommittal. Others questioned why the Democrats weren’t more aggressive. One nurse demanded why Democrats hadn’t figured out how to use social media to “suck the oxygen back into the room.” Many nurses and medical professionals spoke. One, a 72-year-old retired nurse, explained she found herself on the precipice financially and medically. “The thing that never would happen to me has happened to me,” she said. “Most of us are people that used to be in the middle class, not just a bunch of bums.” Where, she wondered, could she go to still get care if the repeal passed? Charles Fenzi of the Neighborhood Clinics answered, “We, for one, plan to be around no matter how we’re getting funded. It’s just getting harder to do so.” Response to the CBO report has been explosive and all over the map. Republican House leader Paul Ryan said the numbers prove the repeal plan has bad teeth. Conservative Republicans remain unconvinced, referring to the plan as “Obamacare Lite.” Moderate Republicans—many representing districts with large numbers the low-income middle-aged people the bill punishes—are running for cover. Trump has denounced both the CBO report and the CBO itself as tainted and untrustworthy. Later this week, the bill goes to the House Budget Committee on which Carbajal sits. Democrats will try to slow it down with amendments, Carbajal said, but the votes aren’t there to stop it. That’s why, he said, town hall forums like Monday’s matter. Or as Jenna Tosh, CEO of Planned Parenthood and one of the health-care panelists, put it, “There’s one reason why this bill hasn’t passed; it’s because of what’s n happening in this room tonight.”
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UnCERTAInTY FACTOR: As fears of gentrification permeate Santa Barbara’s Eastside, area investors are reportedly selling A Tropical Garden trailer park to mobile-home-park developers after buying it for $5.8 million last fall.
a TroPicaL garden Being fLiPPed? Questions Arise over Mobile Home Park’s Fate
by Kelsey Brugger
ix months after area investors bought A Tropical Garden, an Eastside trailer park, about a dozen tenants have moved out. Tenants claim the property has not been properly maintained, and eight trailersof the 52are vacant. Now, it appears investors with The Koto Group — which has several properties in Isla Vista and is owned by philanthropist and Kinko’s founder Paul Orfalea, investor James Knapp, and others — are flipping the property, according to multiple sources. Though the sale has not been recorded with the County Assessor’s Office, A Tropical Garden is listed for $7.3 million on Radius Group’s website, $1.5 million more than the owners paid for it. Information about the park’s future has been opaque, instilling fears among the 75 residents. In recent months, real estate agents have been at the site more than the maintenance guys, said Gloria Guess, the park’s longtime office administrator. (Realtor Rob Hambleton, who represents the property, could not be reached by deadline.) Developers from Los Angeles, Guess added, have recently toured the park. It’s just what tenants feared. But last fall, the new landlords showed up with expensive bottles of wine for everyone and letters that said “no significant changes” were planned “at this time.” But there have been changes in staff. La Cumbre Management, which runs dozens of mobile home parks statewide, came in, and longtime general manager Greg Barnes, who is 87, retired. Live-on maintenance staff quit. One of those workers — Darin Packard — complained La Cumbre is not equipped to handle routine maintenance requested as necessary for renters. Hedges were overgrown and several roofs caved in, he said. “They don’t quite understand,” Packard said. “This park needs to be maintained.”
He explained A Tropical Garden is actually a trailer park, not a mobile home park. The difference is trailers are rented — for $1,000 per unit—while mobile-home-park residents typically own their units. Packard claimed he had seen maintenance staff on-site only three times in five months. “It’s no different from your car,” he said. “If you don’t pay attention to something, it falls apart.” Chris Christian, a supervisor at La Cumbre Management, said in an interview last fall the park’s future was uncertain, explaining the owners did not want to dump money into refurbishing old trailers. Christian added they did not intend to evict anyone. When contacted by The Santa Barbara Independent this week, Christian declined to comment. He initially said he would call back, but another representative with La Cumbre later said Christian was unavailable as he would be on vacation for two weeks. Likewise, multiple calls to reach Knapp and Orfalea were not returned. Guess, who has worked at the park for 11 years, added that more than half of the roofs leaked during this rainy winter. Though she now works less, she said, her workload has increased. She said she has paid out of her own pocket for tenants’ repairs—including a new refrigerator—but was only partially reimbursed. City zoning codes allow up to 48 residential units should A Tropical Garden someday be developed. There are city ordinances in place that make developing mobile home parks difficult—but not impossible. Such parks in the City of Santa Barbara have not been cemented in 20 years. The 15 remaining mobile home parks offer some of the city’s most affordable housing. “It just doesn’t make sense to me,” said Packard. “It was going smoothly.” Now “fancy people” driving Cadillacs have been seen driving through the park, he said. “There is a lot of uncertainty.” n
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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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Countdown to Earth Day Celebrate Earth Month with the Community Environmental Council
CEC’s Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM SUNDAY, APRIL 23, 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
ALAMEDA PARK The need for community activism to protect our environment is greater than ever. Join CEC and 30,000 attendees in a celebration designed to educate and inspire grass roots action with live music, workshops, speakers, and mobilization activities for the whole family.
Get Up, Stand Up: An Evening of Poetry, Spoken Word, and Song WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 6:00 PM
SOHO RESTAURANT & MUSIC CLUB Kick off Earth Month with an evening designed to inspire action. Hosted by LoaTree to benefit CEC’s Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival.
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greyhound, dairy Turning into homes, offices
he path has been cleared for two new retail and office buildings planned for the site of the former Greyhound bus depot on the corner of Carrillo and Chapala streets. The old brick and stucco depot —boarded up in 2012 after its services were relocated to the downtown train station for financial reasons — had become a magnet for graffiti and vandalism and was demolished late last month. In its place will go a two-story, 10,329square-foot building and an accompanying one-story, 991, square-foot building, pending final approval from the city’s Historic Landmarks Commission. The project was given the green light by the Planning Commission in January.“This project is designed to be a flexible retail-office use,” said architect Brian Cearnal at a recent design review meeting. Landscape architect Nicole Horn said the property would feature outdoor patios, widened sidewalks, and traditional Mediterranean plantings. Eleven parking spots are proposed. Cars would access the property from a driveway on Chapala Street and exit onto Carrillo. Many city residents were sad to see the Greyhound depot go, its iconic neon sign having stood over the main entrance to downtown Santa Barbara for more than 70 years. Greyhound’s corporate office expressed a willingness at the time to give the sign to historical preservationists who could pass muster with the company’s legal
Artist rendering of the proposed Chapala Street office-retail space department, but that didn’t happen, and it was destroyed to protect Greyhound’s corporate trademark. Meanwhile, across town at 835 East Canon Perdido Street, a high-density housing project is proposed that will undergo a concept review at the Planning Commission this Thursday. The development—26 two-bedroom units and 24 studio units with an average unit size of 621 square feet —would replace a cluster of low-slung light industrial buildings at the site. They originally housed McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams’ former dairy. More recently, they belonged to a dry cleaning and laundry service. Fiftyone off-street parking spaces and 50 covered bicycle spaces would be provided for residents. Neighbors have voiced concern over on-street parking, which they say is already hard to come by. They’ve also complained of losing privacy and mountain views to the three-story structure. —Tyler Hayden
caffe Primo closed amid fraud charges
ourt records show that Caffe Primo, which U.S. jobs. More than 100 investors, most of in October 2015 moved into the lower them Chinese citizens, each gave PDC CapiState Street space formerly occupied by tal $500,000 that Francisco promised would the Pierre LaFond Wine Bistro, closed this be used to build assisted-living facilities and open new Caffe Primo locaJanuary immediately after a federal judge froze the assets tions. Instead, authorities of CEO Emilio Francisco say, Francisco used a large amid fraud charges filed by portion of the funds to supthe Securities and Exchange port a lavish lifestyle. AttorCommission. The judge neys for Francisco and PDC did not return calls and cited “extensive, thorough emails seeking comment. and compelling evidence” The EB-5 visa program, presented by the SEC that Francisco improperly spent originally created in 1990 at least $9.5 million of and administered by the investor money on a yacht, Emilio Francisco Department of Homeland a yacht-club membership, his other busi- Security, has increased in popularity in nesses, and credit cards belonging to him, recent years. It awards approximately 10,000 his brother, and his daughter. In addition to visas annually, 80 percent of them to Chithe Santa Barbara restaurant, at least three nese investors. Supporters say the program other Southern California locations oper- funnels much-needed development capital ated by the Los Angeles–based Caffe Primo to rural areas and poor urban communities. chain have closed as a result of the charges. Critics, however, charge it is rife with fraud According to the SEC, Francisco — a and does more to benefit wealthier cities Newport Beach attorney who runs invest- like Manhattan and Las Vegas. Last April, ment firm PDC Capital—raised more than federal prosecutors accused two Vermont $72 million between 2013 and last year from developers ostensibly raising money to investors looking to take part in the federal build a ski resort of “systematically looting” EB-5 visa program, which offers permanent millions from foreign investors. One of the residency to foreign entrepreneurs (along defendants was accused of using $50 million with their spouses and unmarried children for personal expenses, including a luxury under 21) who invest in a commercial U.S. condominium at Trump Place in New York. enterprise and create at least 10 full-time —Tyler Hayden
Celebrate 50 years of the history, milestones and accomplishments of our community with Downtown Santa Barbara at the “50th Anniversary Gala” Presented by the Fess Parker Doubletree Resort. Our Gala Honorary Co-Chairs Mayor Helene Schneider and Roger Durling invite you to join us on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 (5:30 - 9:00 pm). Honoring 40 years of Citizens of the Year, along with the 2016 Volunteer of the Year, Harriet Miller Youth Leadership winner, and the 2016 Citizen of the Year. For sponsorship information, contact Maggie@DowntownSB.org (805-962-2098, ext 801)
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Foot traFFic: Since the November election, María Pérez, owner of the largest clothing store on Milpas Street, has few customers for men’s boots and work clothes, the bread and butter of her business.
Counting their Losses At Latino Businesses, Every Day Is a Day Without Immigrants
by Melinda Burns
aría Pérez, 85, stood behind the counter at her clothing
store on Milpas Street on a recent weekend, as she has for 35 years, and waited for customers who did not come. “See how quiet it is?” she said.“Lots of working people used to come here to get a pair of boots or a pair of socks, but not anymore. They’re very afraid.” A few doors down, Lucy Zamudio, the owner of Lucy’s Boutique, said sales had dropped by more than half since the November election, along with party rentals. No one is throwing parties anymore, she said. Zamudio has had to lay off an employee and is not sure how much longer she can keep her store open. “People are afraid to spend the little they have because they don’t know what awaits them,” Zamudio said. “It’s so sad. I never imagined there would be so much racism in this country.” Business is sharply down at Latino-owned mom-and-pops on the South Coast — hair salons, auto shops, restaurants, clothing stores with Mexican imports, jewelry stores, herbal pharmacies, travel agencies, income-tax services, and even arts-and-crafts stalls. Their owners place the blame squarely on President Donald J. Trump and his efforts to speed up and expand the deportation of undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. “This man scares everybody,” said Pérez, a Bernie Sanders supporter who owns the building where her store, Centro Musical, is located. “He’s not my president. He’s a devil and a crazy man. I love this country because it gave me the opportunity to study, to learn, to work, and to be free. This man is destroying everything.” In heavily Latino neighborhoods throughout the South Coast, and especially on Santa Barbara’s Eastside and Westside, a number of business owners are in shock, having lost half their clientele or more in the space of a few months. Some of their customers are afraid to leave their homes, whether walking or driving, the owners say. Others venture out to shop after dark. Many are saving their money in case they are deported. And it’s not only the undocumented who are fearful, they say. “Some people don’t want to go out on the street, because they’re afraid they’ll be questioned, whether they’re legal or not,” said Raúl Gil, owner of El Zarape restaurant on San Andres Street and a director of the Santa Barbara Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.“And if they do go out, they’re watching to see who’s on the street and what cars are passing by.”
About one in 10 residents of Santa Barbara County is undocumented — the same ratio as in Los Angeles County, according to an analysis of U.S. Census data by CAUSE (Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy), an immigrant-rights group on the Central Coast. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has said it doesn’t conduct sweeps, checkpoints, or raids that “target aliens indiscriminately.” The Santa Barbara Police Department and county Sheriff’s Department have repeatedly said they will not turn over undocumented residents to immigration agents unless they pose a serious threat to public safety. To help quell rumors, CAUSE is urging immigrants to text ALERT to 24587 for reliable information on ICE actions in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. Immigrant Hope and IMPORTA, legal advocacy groups, are offering free weekly workshops in Santa Barbara to educate residents about their rights and help them prepare a family plan in case of deportation. The next workshop is at the Franklin Elementary School cafeteria from 2-4 p.m. this Sunday. Meanwhile, the Latino mom-and-pop store owners say they are regularly fielding calls from customers, asking if they have seen a white ICE van in the vicinity. “Just thinking about all this makes me nervous, and I was born here,” said
Marisol Jacinto, the owner of Jami’s Hair Studio around the corner from El Zarape on Santa Barbara’s Westside. Only a couple of months ago, Jacinto had 10 clients per day. Now, she’s lucky if four show up. On Milpas, the downtown of Santa Barbara’s Eastside, Armando Vargas, an income-tax preparer and insurance broker, doesn’t know how long he can keep paying his $1,500 monthly rent or his assistant’s wages with so few customers. This is the time of year when he usually helps 100 clients per week with their tax forms, yet only 40 are coming in. Most of his clients are undocumented, Vargas said, but they are required to pay taxes under an identification number issued to them by the Internal Revenue Service. “We have seen incredible losses, and we’re just at the beginning of all this,” he said, gesturing at rows of empty chairs. “It’s affecting legal and non-legal residents and even citizens. Nobody wins. We all lose.” Down the street at Alvarez Automotive Repair & Smog, Gaspar Alvarez said he has lost 30 percent of his customers because they are reluctant to spend hundreds of dollars on car repairs right now. At Omar’s Travel, owner Juan Morales Mancebo said that even some of his customers who are legal U.S. residents with green cards are afraid to fly within the U.S. Irrational as it may sound, he said, they fear their green cards will be canceled at the airport. “It’s a reign of terror people are feeling,” Morales Mancebo said.“It’s very sad what we’re going through.” Julio López, the owner of Julio’s Business Services on Milpas, said he had recently notarized power of attorney forms for 10 customers, undocumented parents who wanted to name a friend or family member to take care of their children, who are American citizens, should they be deported. López said he’s proud to be a citizen of this country, showing his business card with the American flag on it. But Trump’s policies, he declared, are “an abuse of power.” On Thursday afternoons in Carpinteria, Elena Hernández has watched the arts-and-crafts stalls next to the Farmers Market vanish one by one. Normally, Hernández said, her stall with piles of hand-embroidered, smocked, and crocheted dresses is a mecca for mothers and daughters of all ages. Some still come by to admire her handiwork, but sales have plummeted from as much as $300 in a single afternoon a few months ago to $40 now. “It happened like magic after the election,” said Hernández, who used to have a store in Santa Barbara, and before that cleaned houses for 18 years. On a recent Thursday, a pregnant woman and her mother approached Hernández’s stall and exclaimed over the tiny dresses, each fancifully embroidered with ducks or bees or whales, and each with bloomers and a headband. The young woman lovingly fingered a $25 salmon-colored set and said,“I think I would like this one.” But her mother intervened. “No, my daughter,” she said. “Not with all that’s happening right n now.”
taxing times: Armando Vargas, an income-tax preparer on Milpas Street, has lost more than half his clients this year. independent.com
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ighteousness radiated from the Faulkner Gallery Thursday night as more than 100 women of all ages convened for the County of Santa Barbara Commission for Women’s first informal listening session. Commissioner Victoria Juarez said she’s observed a recent “change in conversations in both [her] personal and professional lives,” and while she didn’t want to attribute this directly to the presidential election, she said Thursday’s session was “in light of the times.” Sharon Hoshida, acting director at UCSB’s Women’s Center, said she has been “feeling despair about where we are politically.” However, she added that women “have been activated in a way that has brought people together very productively.” A Girls Inc. employee named Letti lamented that many girls in the program
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The Armory An appraisal contracted by the district is ongoing, said Price. According to CMD, the state’s Department of General Services began its own appraisal in early February, to be completed by the end of April. A state-funded appraisal dated July 10, 2007 — before the burst of the real estate bubble — determined the property’s market value as $15,355,000. However, by September 2012 — in the throes of the Great Recession — the estimated value had dropped to roughly $6 million, according to a document signed by former Santa Barbara city administrator James Armstrong. A bond measure approved by city voters in November earmarks $10 million for the purchase of the property and another $10 million toward renovations. School district Superintendent Cary Matsuoka said his goal is to be in escrow by summer. —Keith Hamm
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ead contamination at the California National Guard Armory will be cleaned up by the state if and when the facility is sold to Santa Barbara Unified School District, according to the California Military Department (CMD). While the majority of the contamination is in the armory’s longinactive indoor firing range, located in the basement of one of the buildings near the main gate on East Canon Perdido, additional research funded by the school district also found lead dust on the ground floor of the same building, directly above the firing range, according to attorney Craig Price, representing the district. “Last fall, the district began a thorough investigation of the site, covering all the possible issues that might affect [the value of the property],” Price said. In addition to lead contamination, an environmental consultant found a “potentially low-level benzene issue,” with more conclusive test results due this week, Price added. Also,“there’s no indication” that chemicals from a dry-cleaning service once located across the street had spread to the armory parcel. More due diligence by the school district brought structural engineers to the 30,000-square-foot historic building in February; initial inspections indicated that the armory’s cathedral-like gymnasium would need substantial reinforcement to comply with state earthquake code.
fear new immigration laws.“Girls as young as kindergarten are scared of their parents getting taken away,” she said. “We want more mentors in our center to inspire these young women.” Three girls, Daniella, Jasmine, and Jimena, identified themselves as members of San Marcos High School’s Mujercitas program. “I’m tired of not being treated equal to guys,” Daniella said. She shared her frustration that at sports practices, boys are allowed to train with their shirts off, yet girls get in trouble with school administration if any part of their bra is showing. The inequality resonated with 2nd District Supervisor Janet Wolf. As a mother of three daughters, she said, she was proud of the young women for speaking out and urged them to “talk to the policy makers, whether the school board or city council.” Others spoke about issues such as the complexities of dating, male domination in science and engineering fields, racial profiling, bisexual health, identity-confusion, and more. Commissioner Suzanne Peck said the commission will hold another listening session in North County and then send a report of findings and recommendations to the County Board of Supervisors.“Likely, we will recommend doing this on a regular Daniella, Jasmine, and Jimena with San Marcos High basis,” she said. —Samantha Bean School’s Mujercitas program
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How Ingrid Bergman’s First Oscar Presaged Trump’s Trouble with the Truth
idway through Gaslight, a 1944 creepy noir psycho-thriller, the female lead confesses to her husband that she’s losing her grip, unaware that the scumbag is systematically trying to drive her crazy. “Suddenly, I’m beginning not to trust my memory at all,” iconic Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman, who won an Academy Award for her performance, murmurs in Gaslight breathy tones. Yo, Ingrid, join the club. As Donald Hair Boy approaches his second month in office, mental-health professionals and political journalists alike increasingly describe his vast and growing collection of lies, distortions, and manipulative e-communiqués under the rubric of “gaslighting.” Derived from the Bergman starturn movie, the once-obscure psychiatric descriptor is an early betting favorite to become Word of the Year (a Google Machine search returns 382,000 hits for “Trump gaslighting”); this would follow the Oxford Dictionaries’ 2016 selection of “post-truth” for its “association with … the phrase ‘post-truth politics.’” You could look it up. Sanity flickers. To gaslight, according to Oxford, is to “Manipulate (someone) by psychological means into doubting their own sanity.” In the film, an estimable Charles Boyer plays a cruel and greedy sociopath who woos and weds Bergman, and then begins to torment her into doubting her own sanity by stealing or hiding small objects — jewelry, his watch, a painting—and then, mon dieu!, finding them in her possession. The title comes from some business about gaslights in their Edwardian-era London home that flicker and darken in seeming randomness, which she views as more evidence she’s going nuts. As a political matter, Trump today apes Boyer while we, your average American voter, are reduced to channeling young Ingrid. All governments lie, of course, as I.F. Stone memorably noted, and the media battles against every president. Historically, however, such differences focus on particular facts or interpretations of them—not about the nature of reality itself. Trump has taken things to a new level, with a constant message that truth is a matter of opinion, not facts. In a notable piece in Psychology Today, clinical psychologist and author Dr. Stephanie Sarkis set forth 11 criteria that illustrate gaslighting; research and reporting has
highlighted it among physically abusive spouses, sociopaths, narcissists, school bullies, and foreign dictators (hello, Vladimir!). Alas, the nexus of behaviors resembles the diet of daily dreck served by candidate and President Trump. Among other things, a gaslighter consistently will: “Tell blatant lies.” (After being elected in a landslide, despite my opponent’s millions of illegal votes, the largest crowd in history saw me inaugurated!) “Deny they ever said something, even though you have proof.” (I was always against the Iraq war and never made fun of a disabled reporter!) “Project” and “tell you everyone else is a liar.” (Crooked Hillary! Lyin’ Ted!) Take “actions [that] do not match their words.” (I’m going to drain the swamp—just ask my People’s Cabinet!) “Wear you down over time.” (The Pulitzer Prize–winning PolitiFact now lists 376 Trump statements, of which 70 percent are rated “mostly false,” “false,” or “pants on fire,” while 16 percent are “true” or “mostly true.”) Bottom line. The most troubling aspect here is that hard-core supporters, confronted with such fact-checking efforts, paradoxically double down, perceiving them as confirmation-bias proof of Trump’s claims. Conservative talk-show host Charlie Sykes quit his job in the middle of the campaign, expressing regret that years of right-wing attacks on MSM helped create the atmosphere that yielded Trump. “The cumulative effect of the attacks was to delegitimize those outlets and essentially destroy much of the right’s immunity to false information,” he wrote in the New York Times. “(The) more the fact-based media tries to debunk the president’s falsehoods, the further it will entrench the battle lines,” he said.“What we’re seeing is an attack on credibility itself.” —Jerry Roberts
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William Gekis was born November 17, 1923 in Broadacre, Ohio, the seventh of eight children born to Nicholas Theodore Gekis and Vasiliki Kaloyerakis. He grew up in the small farming community of Conesville, Ohio, but at an early age he realized that he had no interest in farming.He gravitated to art and with no money for supplies he created work by stretching flour sacks into canvases and drawing with charcoal pulled from the family fireplace. Several tragedies befell the family throughout the years. In 1929, his sister Calliope died in a fire. A boating accident in 1930 took the lives of his three older brothers, Theodore, Sam and George Gekis. In 1933 his mother had a severe stroke, and he took care of her until her death in 1943. In 1965 his sister Catherine was murdered, a victim of domestic violence. More recently sisters Mary Mobley and Dorothy Anthimiades passed away of natural causes. He entered the service on April 20, 1943 and served as Seaman First Class in the United States Navy. A gunner on troop transports, he participated in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters of war. He was in both the invasion on Salerno on September 3, 1943 and D-Day on June 6, 1944 at Utah and Omaha Beach. The night before the invasion of Normandy, his deceased Mother came to him in a dream. The sky was blackened with bombs bursting in the air, but his Mother stood before him with her apron extended, deflecting all the bombs. When he woke up, he knew that he had nothing to fear in the war, and would never fear for his life again because his Mother would be there to protect him. He is the recipient of The American Area Ribbon, The European-African Middle Eastern Area Ribbon, The Asiatic - Pacific Area Ribbon, and The World War II Victory Ribbon. After the war, awaiting his discharge at Treasure Island in San Francisco, his Father told him to go down south to Santa Barbara because the family had friends there. When he arrived it was the first Fiesta since the war had ended, and it felt as if the whole town was throwing a party for him, and his 70-year love affair with Santa Barbara began. He attended the Art Institute in Los Angeles, CA on the GI Bill, and as a starving artist he brought his father out to Santa Barbara to live with him. Shortly thereafter he met the love of his life, Helen Mouzes, at a Greek social. They were married February 19, 1951 in Carmel, CA. Together for 50 years they owned and operated the Nicholas Salon of Beauty in Santa Barbara. He never starved again, and he never ceased to paint and create art. He worked in all media -- oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastel, charcoal, and sculpture. Over the course of his life he created thousands of works of art, many of 18
which are displayed in private collections throughout the United States and Europe. Both he and his wife, Midwesterners by birth, lived out their California dream together for sixty-four years in Santa Barbara. William Gekis was preceded in death by his wife Helen Mouzes Gekis on June 5, 2015. He is survived by his sons Nicholas B. Gekis of Santa Barbara, CA and Theodore B. Gekis of Los Angeles, CA. A service will be held on Monday, March 20 at 11 AM at Saint Barbara's Greek Orthodox Church. Interment and reception will immediately follow. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Saint Barbara's Greek Orthodox Church. For further information, please contact Welch-RyceHaider Morturary in Santa Barbara.
Francis G. Preston 06/11/20-03/06/17
Francis G. Preston, MD was born on June 11, 1920 in Visalia, CA and passed peacefully in his sleep on March 6, 2017. He was born to Dr. and Mrs. Addison Preston, his father being a physician in general practice there. He attended Visalia high school and was valedictorian of his 1937 graduating class. He then began pre-medical training at UC Berkeley obtaining his B.S. in 1941 and then on to UC -San Francisco medical school, graduating in 1943 with an MD. He interned at UC Hospital in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1943-44. He then served his country for two years during World War II as a captain in the Army Medical Corps, serving in the US, France and Germany. He did his residency in surgery at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital 194649 and in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Bellevue Hospital, New York University, NY in 1949-50. He was a Diplomat of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He settled with his family in Santa Barbara in 1951 where he practiced Obstetrics and Gynecology for 31 years and was purported to have delivered close to 5,000 babies. While still in college he met the love of his life, Maxine Miller and they were married in 1942. She lovingly and loyally put up with his nomadic life during the years he spent in the army and getting specialty training. By the time he started his practice,
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William and Kenneth were a part of the family and David and Robert followed soon after. Apart from his busy obstetrical practice, he and Maxine had a wonderful time raising their children and at the same time enjoying extensive travel in the states and abroad. Frans love of sports was shown by his and Maxine's support of San Marcos and UCSB athletics and by his love of golf. He and Maxine cheered the Royals (football) and Gauchos (volleyball) on and traveled to many golf resorts throughout their marriage. But their real love was their cabin in Wilsonia Village in Grant Grove, Kings Canyon. They loved their time in the Sierras and Fran was instrumental in securing Historical building status for the cabins in Wilsonia when they were threatened by the Parks service for being private property inside King's Canyon National Park. They were dedicated members of the First Presbyterian Church of Santa Barbara and faithfully served it through their lifetimes. Francis served on various church committees and was a long time elder and deacon. He was also a member of Rotary, Santa Barbara Club and La Cumbre Country Club. He was a 75 year Mason and served as Master of La Cumbre #192 of the F&AM. Maxine died a sudden and untimely death in 1995, ending a wonderful 52 years of marriage. Putting his grief behind him as best he could, he moved to Valle Verde Retirement home where many of his professional and recreational friends were already residents. With their support, he resumed his interest in travel, photography and golf. He resided there until his death. He was preceded in death by his son David in 2015. He leaves three sons and three daughters-in-law: William (Pamela), Kenneth (Beth) and Robert (Patty). Also eleven grandchildren and six great grandchildren survive him. The family would like to thank the nurses and staff members at Valle Verde for their loving support throughout his years of residence and his last days. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to the First Presbyterian Church or the benefit of one's choice. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 1 at. at 1 PM at the First Presbyterian Church on the corner of Constance and State streets.
Robert A. Eldridge 06/06/45-01/10/17
Robert (“Bob”) A. Eldridge died on January 10, 2017, at his Montecito home. He succumbed to long-standing lung ailments at the age of 71. He leaves his wife of 35 years, Nancy Eldridge. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 PM on April 13, 2017, inside the gate at the Santa Barbara Yacht Club. Bob was a real Californian in the sense of being a versatile, self-taught man of both the land and the sea, with consummate skills in both the ranching and harbor communities. Born on June 6, 1945, at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara as the second son of Charles and Eliza-
beth Eldridge, he attended Montecito Union and Santa Barbara High School. Early in his life Bob got involved with boats and the harbor, helping his father and brother build and maintain many of the small, wooden Sea Shell sailboats. These were primarily used as the vessel of choice for youngsters, including Bob and his friends, to learn to sail and compete in Sunday races. These craft, first used in the early 1950s, were extremely well-designed and built for the rugged youth sailing adventures. The Sea Shell Club continues sailing to this day off West Beach. By 1964, having worked and crewed on many larger boats, and involved in sailing them around the Channel Islands and the South Coast, he started a full-time yacht maintenance business. This enabled him to hone to perfection extensive woodworking, mechanical, canvass, painting, and varnishing skills that were demanded, particularly among the many wooden boats that populated the harbor in those days. On the land, Bob devoted spare time to various ranching and farming projects in the extensive fields that then surrounded his family home. He learned at an early age to operate a range of heavy farming equipment, raise various types of livestock, develop and maintain irrigation systems, and attend to the needs of produce orchards. Bob joined the Navy in 1966 and was assigned two duty tours on the USS Rainier (AE-5) and a third tour in Da Nang harbor. The Rainier, earning eight battle stars during the Vietnam conflict, was a munitions transport ship of World War II vintage. She was tasked with providing underway replenishments to the 7th Fleet, then operating off the Vietnam coast, as well as close-in logistical support for harbor and river craft. The Rainier, with Bob aboard, was awarded the Battle Efficiency “E” in 1968. Bob is remembered by Rainier crewmates especially for using his shipwright’s skills in maintaining the Captain’s gig and the bridge areas in perfect Bristol condition. In the book “We Deliver, You Fire: A Vietnam Tour of Duty,” authored by fellow crew member Steven Temple, there is a picture of Bob putting the final touches on a new weather coating for the bridge deck. In later years among friends or at numerous crew reunions and veterans’ activities, Bob would recount the story about how, when he joined the Navy, a friend explained how he could make his military duty more rewarding. The secret was, when joining the ship, to look for something to do that he would like. Bob explained that, as he boarded the Rainier, he looked up and saw the brightly finished gig in the davits above and said to himself, “I want to take care of that!” And, because of his special skills, that became one of his primary duties. In his third tour of duty, this time in Na Trang on harbor patrol, Bob was tasked with supervising a crew to maintain small craft. He was also able to reconnect to the land by raising chickens and produce for his crew. He was honorably discharged in 1970, having earned several medals and distinctions. After his service in Vietnam, Bob returned to Santa Barbara, participating in various agricultural projects as well as restarting his yacht maintenance business. He became involved in boat deliveries up and down the West Coast, from Washington to Mexico. He enjoyed spending time in the backcountry with friends and dogs, particularly among the points of natural beauty beyond the
end of Paradise Road, which he explored for days-on-end using “tote-goat” motorbikes. In 1982, Bob married Nancy Friesen, also a California native. Shortly after they were married, Bob and Nancy were among the early entrepreneurs that started Santa Barbara’s weekly Farmers’ Market. Working on different boats in the harbor, Bob met all types of boat owners and sundry characters. One sailboat owner happened to be a famous rock star who, having just bought 2,500 acres of ranching land in northern California, was asking questions about how to raise cattle. Bob, who was maintaining the rock star’s boat, offered that he and his wife could move up to the ranch and manage it. Thus in 1983 they moved to Paskenta, California, helping over the following five years raise, feed and calve the cattle, as well as moving them each year from summer to winter pastures. Looking to move closer to the sea again, he and Nancy in 1988 moved back to Santa Barbara and re-established his yacht maintenance and delivery business. Because of his extra-ordinary skills, he was always heavily demanded and consulted. Harbor regulars commented that it would sometimes take Bob most of a morning to walk from the parking lot to the middle of Marina One because he was constantly being hailed and chatted by friends and boat owners, catching up on news or picking his brain about different shipwright techniques and marine products. On stormy nights, he would troop down to the harbor to check on the boats in his care. And when he was not in the harbor, he was attending over 50 avocado trees in the orchard at his home. During these years, Bob had met the owner of a classic all-teak ketch sailboat, a Wells 34 built in Kowloon in 1964, named Teloa II, moored in Marina One. Not only did Bob maintain this yacht in pristine condition, he also accompanied the owner on many trips or delivered the boat, especially to and from Mexico. When the owner died in 1999, Bob and Nancy took ownership of Teloa II. In fact, Bob became one of the primary figures in the preservation of wooden boats in Santa Barbara and donated his time to help maintain the motor launch Ranger, owned by the Maritime Museum. Bob and his wife also regularly attended the Wooden Boat Festival each year held in Port Townsend, Washington, where they participated in the funding of the construction of the city’s Mariner’s Compass by purchasing a foundation brick situated on the heading south towards Santa Barbara. Until his death, Bob was practically a daily fixture in the Santa Barbara harbor, quietly balancing his time between professionally maintaining various yachts, sailing or working aboard his own boat, and donating his expertise to worthy projects and friends. In later years, Bob enjoyed taking commercial cruises together with his wife, visiting ports in the Caribbean, the Mexican Riviera, Panama, and Asia. In 2010, they booked a cruise out of Hong Kong that allowed Bob to revisit locations in Vietnam. With a sense of closure and comfort, he reported that chickens were still being raised in the location where he started this many years earlier and that he found the Vietnamese people to be warm and welcoming. Bob Eldridge will be profoundly missed by the many he touched during his lifetime.
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s I am a frequent train traveler, one particular aspect of the March 9 article “Funk Zone Blues” [independent.com/FZBlues] caught my attention: parking in that area. I would like to correct the comment that there is plenty of parking in the four public lots near the station. On a recent Friday afternoon, I took the train south but almost didn’t make it because I could not find parking in the Amtrak lot. Eventually I luckily found a lone spot and so did not miss my train. Overnight travelers need parking within the Amtrak lot in order to remain there legally for more than a day. Now that the MOXI [Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation] has opened, it appears that museum visitors are likely to use the Amtrak parking lot all the time, which will cause a problem for train riders. I hope that a system can be devised to protect the spaces needed for travelers, or else more parking has —Susan Shields, S.B. to be created for the station.
Eye on Camp 4
e Watch is an environmental watch-dog group in the Santa Ynez Valley, formerly known as Women’s Environmental Watch. Because of our commitment to the Santa Ynez Valley Community Plan, incorporated into the County General Plan in 2009, WE Watch has opposed the development of Camp 4’s 1,400 acres in anything other than the 100-acre minimum lots specified in its agricultural zoning. We understand the Chumash Tribe’s need to build houses for its current 143 members, and we are willing to support a General Plan modification to accommodate this housing and a new tribal center, but we believe the 350-acre triangle property adjoining Santa Ynez, which the Chumash own, should be considered. We stand firmly opposed to Camp 4’s annexation to the reservation because that would exempt it from county zoning and building regulations. Once in trust, not even the federal government can control what is built there.
WE Watch, with the S.Y.V. Coalition of like-minded organizations in the Santa Ynez Valley, urges Santa Barbara County to continue fruitful discussions with Tribal leaders.
—Penny Knowles, President, WE Watch
hile helping out in Alameda Park with the Point-in-Time homeless count in January, a volunteer mentioned the Showers of Blessing set up behind Our Lady of Sorrows church. Men and women gather and register at the park and are accompanied across the street for a hot shower, used clean clothing, and various toiletries. Showers of Blessing is a project of the Interfaith Initiative of Santa Barbara County. The showers are available on different days in Isla Vista and Goleta and at the Salvation Army on Chapala Street in Santa Barbara. Depending on the time of day that the showers are offered, breakfast, lunch, or dinner is provided by various churches and other religious groups. Over 5,000 showers have been provided since its inception in November 2014. Interfaith’s website (interfaithinitiativesbc.org) lists more information under “Projects” for donations or to read heartfelt testimonials.
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Irish now coming out of the mouths of the great-grandchildren of the same people who were demonized not so long ago. It’s easy to fall back on our fear-based reactions to the “other.” But we can respond differently. A start would be to remember where we come from and who we are as Americans, to remember the many contributions made by those who came before us. In spite of prejudice and discrimination, poverty and repression, our immigrant
to me before he died was,“Don’t forget you’re Irish.” Still, I was perplexed when I awoke from the nightmare of the past election with this sad refrain in my head:“Oh, Paddy dear and did you hear / The news that’s going ’round / The shamrock is forbid by law / To grow on Irish ground.” Often my dad was dragged from his bed to sing this dark ballad when his parents waxed nostalgic about their homeland. “It’s the most distressful country / That ever you have seen,” the song goes.“They’re hanging men and women there / For wearing of the green.” By then, a revolution had torn the country apart. On that disorienting November morning last year, I thought, We didn’t come here for this. The immigrant narratives we tell from the past are about survival and seeking a better life. But leaving home was a desperate choice for my family and for others before and after them who endured dreadful hardships. After emigrating, my grandmother went home to give birth but had to labor in Ilene McNamara Miele and her father, Jack McNamara, in 1986 the dark, unable to cry out because British mercenaries were just outside the door. Her infant was family members made bitter sacrifices to just 6 weeks old when they departed, and provide us with the gift of U.S. citizenship, so we have an obligation to honor them. she never returned. As we revel in our real and imagined We have an obligation to investigate the Irish heritage this month, it’s easy to forget truthfulness of claims that incite fear and that a few generations ago when Irish immi- opposition — an obligation to consider grants arrived, they were not celebrated. who benefits from pitting us against one Instead, they were depicted as terrorists: another. violently radical and prone to criminality. Intimidation and ruthlessness may Portrayed as subhuman and dangerous, make us feel powerful in the short term. they had trouble finding jobs and were But compassion delivers in the end because distrusted because they dressed and spoke it provides us with the resilience we need as individuals and communities in challenging times. It’s … leaving home was a desperate what causes us to help others daily, to deal with illness, choice for my family and for to recover from natural others before and after them who disasters, to deal with personal and neighborhood endured dreadful hardships. tragedies. “Compassion is not religious business, it is human business,” the Dalai differently. Even their Catholic religion was Lama says. “It is not luxury, it is essential viewed as a threat to democracy. for our own peace and mental stability, it is I first heard “No Irish Need Apply” not essential for human survival.” It takes imagination and empathy to from a history lesson but from family lore. Yet, a post on my cousin’s Facebook feed begin. So whether you’re wearing green complains that veterans are not getting their or drinking beer on St. Patrick’s Day fair share because immigrants are receiving — whether you’re of Irish descent or not resources instead. This falsehood has been — try this: Picture what your life might be perpetuated by the current administration if your family had succumbed to threats and congressional Republicans, creating and intimidation — if your family had not a false equivalency that sets one group persisted — if your family had been turned against another. It’s disconcerting to hear back. Then think again before you tell me the fear, hatred, and racist propaganda that how we should respond to families seeking the Know Nothing Party spewed about the refuge. n
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Not all skyscraper projects first laid eyes on Panama City many make it. The oddly named, 104decades ago, it was basically a sleepy, floor, 1,250-foot Ice Tower was low-profile town. Its only claim to canceled, as was the 97-story fame was the famed canal. Palacio de la Bahía Hotel and Today, it’s the skyscraper boom the Torre Generali, also breaking town of the hemisphere, boasting the 1,000-foot height mark and a skyline of nearly 80 high-rises, promoted as a place where on a some more than 70 stories high, clear day one could see both the amazing in a compact city with less Pacific and Atlantic oceans. The isthmus is only about 50 miles than a million population. Panama is now a regional ecowide at that point. nomic powerhouse. I can’t believe Rather than stay at, say, the my eyes. 66-floor, ultra-modern (and The $5.4 billion canal expansion LOOKING UP: The skyline of Panama City may grow ever taller with 20 more reputedly noisy) Hard Rock is open, speeding ships through the high-rises being planned. Hotel, daughter Wendy and I waterway faster, and the sleek new dropped our bags at the small air-conditioned Metro is a welcome relief the proposed Megapolis Nortia Tower, due to Central Hotel Panama, a beautifully renofrom Panama City’s traffic jams. rise 86 stories into the balmy tropical air as the vated old building in the Casco Viejo neighPaving the way for all this was the 1999 U.S. tallest hotel in Latin America. borhood with a roof garden and pool. handover of the Canal Zone and other U.S. Fortunately, Panama has no history of These days, hip young couples are flocking properties to the Panamanian government. earthquakes, a key factor in the American to the seaside Casco Viejo neighborhood, also It promptly raised the tolls, approved decision to locate the canal there rather than known as Casco Antiguo, a World Heritage site. It was originally built as a walled city after attractive tourist development on former in competing Nicaragua. U.S.-controlled open space, and set the stage At least 20 more high-rises are planned, privateer Henry Morgan destroyed the first for the explosion of mind-boggling skyscrap- a breathtaking boom stimulated in part by Panama in 1671. ers along the waterfront and in the former investors from Venezuela, Ecuador, and other A favorite tourist outing is to visit ruins of U.S. Paitilla enclave offering magnificent Latin nations seeking a safe place to invest. Old Panama just outside town on the way to ocean views. Lavish tax incentives helped, too. Many say another key factor is the fact that Tocumen Airport. The 70-story Trump hotel led the height Panama has become a tax shelter for those Casco, once a neighborhood with a dubiwar, now exceeded by such buildings as the seeking to hide their money or to stash drug ous reputation, is now the locale of small upscale hotels, coffee shops, and cafés. As for 75-floor Vitri Tower, itself to be surpassed by profits. Money has been pouring in.
Barney Brantingham can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 965-5205 x230. He writes online columns and a print column for Thursdays.
downtown Panama City, the Avenida Central I knew in the old days has banished the loudly honking, brightly painted buses, known as Diablo Rojos (red devils). The main street is now a wide pedestrians-only shopping mall. Traces of U.S. influences are few and far between, other than the canal itself, of course. The former Albrook Air Force Base is now a busy regional civilian airport next to a massive shopping mall, reached by the Metro in minutes from downtown. My former U.S. Army base, Ft. Kobbe, is a luxury beach resort. Panama’s ex-president, supermarket billionaire Ricardo Martinelli, led the boom, but he fled the country in 2015 when the government ordered his arrest for alleged corruption and wiretapping of prominent citizens. He reportedly lives in Miami, also jokingly known as the northern capital of Latin America. Former general Manuel Noriega, once Panama’s strongman dictator and “our man in Panama” for the CIA, fell out of favor with the White House in the 1980s for alleged drug dealing. He was the subject of a bloody U.S. 1989 attack on Panama City to remove him. After years behind bars in the U.S., he was jailed in Panama but released temporarily recently to prepare for brain surgery. At last report, Noriega, 83, was in critical condition. (Next week: On the beach at Panama’s Bocas del Toro) — Barney Brantingham
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Starry NiteS FeStival Launches at Live Oak Inaugural FestIval val Features alan Parsons, she Wants revenge, Kolars, and Many More by AliciA briggs, richie DeMAriA, AnD gAbriel TAnguAy
On March 18 and 19, the oaken lakeside grounds in Santa Ynez will be alight with the glow of stars, both celestial and of the indierock variety. For the first time, the Starry Nites Festival is set to rock the Live Oak Campground with a colorful pastiche of indie-rock, classic-rock, and psychedelic-rock acts such as Alan Parsons, The Kills, Cat Power, The Dandy Warhols, She Wants Revenge, and many more. The festival, started by Tommy Dietrick and Kerry Brown of Joshua Tree’s Desert Stars Festival, kicks off a festival season that also includes the culmination of Lucidity Festival before its transformation into something as yet unknown (see future issues for deeper coverage on Lucidity). For now, we spoke with Starry Nites’ founders about what makes this festival unique, plus interviews with Alan Parsons, She Wants Revenge, and Kolars.
tommy dietricK and Kerry brown by richie DeMAriA
In 2007, the Desert Stars Festival bloomed in the Mojave Desert, offering a festival experience that was intimate, curated, and indie. I spoke with Desert Stars and Starry Nites cofounders Tommy Dietrick and Kerry Brown about what made S.B. an ideal place to achieve a similar festival. Tell me about the inspiration behind the festival. Where did the idea come from? TD: The story of Starry Nites actually begins back in the summer of 2007 and over 200 miles
away from Santa Barbara in the beautiful high desert community of Joshua Tree … With DesDes ert Stars, we set out to build a weekend music festival that was humble in size and yet grand in scope, a style of event that favored intimacy and curation over large-scale music festival culture … We even went so far as to intentionally blur lines between audience members and the Desert Stars Festival, 2016 bands. Starry Nites was born of this same fabric— fabric the belief that community can build and flourish when the core of this thread is human connection and re-establishing our bonds to the planet. There are lots of festivals on the market now versus two decades ago. What makes the ones you have organized stand out, and/or what are the challenges in standing out in a festival market? TD: In the early 2000s, we saw this emergence hap-
rob Kolar and lauren brown rown by AliciA briggs
Founded in 2016 by husband-and-wife duo Rob Kolar and Lauren Brown, the He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister–related “glamabilly” project sees the duo getting a little funkier. So are you guys excited to return to Santa Barbara? LB: We’re kind of obsessed with Santa Barbara. It was actually the first show we sold out
with our other band, He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister.
You’re about to play SXSW, and then jumping into Starry Nites. How do you like the festival circuit versus club shows? RK: They are kind of the best, especially for an emerging band, because you get exposed to
pening with big festivals. A lot of these type of events were not open to having the lesser known acts on their bills. Our approach is different. Alongside our headliners, we handpick up-andcoming acts and independent artists, as well as local artists, so that attendees can discover new music.
a lot of people and get to discover new bands. LB: Individual club shows are super fun, too; you get to really know the city. We enjoy hanging with people after the shows. We’ll take them all— all all of the above. [Laughs.]
What environmental/eco-conscious aspects are you most excited about? TD: We have the very fortunate inclusion of Obscura Digital’s “Fire Eyes” visual installation.
What’s it like working together as husband and wife? RK: It’s mostly, mostly wonderful. [Lauren’s] such an incredible performer and drummer,
Chief creative officer of Obscura Digital Travis Threlkel, who is responsible for last year’s worldacclaimed “Endangered Species” visual projection on the Empire State Building, has created a new program for Starry Nites that incorporates this emphasis. He will utilize the mountains and make them come alive as well as the Oak trees themselves. It’s on all of us to stop and think about what we stand to lose when we act in ways which directly or indirectly harm the other inhabitants of our planet.
What music acts are you most excited about? KB: This is really a dream lineup for us. We are both really looking forward to seeing this entire
show from The Kills to Alan Parsons and Cat Power to The Dandy Warhols, She Wants Revenge, Black Mountain, and Teenage Fanclub — plus we have the 50-year anniversary show of Strawberry Alarm Clock, who have not performed in Santa Barbara since the summer of love in 1967! Think about a time you yourself went to a festival and what made that festival-going experience so special ... How do you hope to emulate that for festival-goers at Starry Nites? KB: My favorite festival experiences are those that leave me feeling like I just spent the weekend
with the best of friends. Some of my favorite festival moments for me are when I meet people who I know will stay in touch with me even after the event has ended. Between that and seeing my favorite artists perform onstage and simply being able to escape the city and daily routines D — that’s a pretty happy place for me.
but she also manages the band in a lot of ways. That being said, it’s important to take breaks so we can be like, “Oh, I miss you.” So absence does make the heart grow fonder, on occasion. [Laughs.] LB: You learn how to be like, this is work brain and this is romance brain, and it’s a funky thing. RK: Yeah, you wear different hats — in a show, there’s no romance. What was the decision for starting with Kolars and going in that direction? RK: It’s been interesting, kind of a whirlwind. Brother couldn’t tour anymore, but we
still wanted to perform together. We were like, “Let’s just start this thing,” and it kind of snowballed. LB: We’re learning the more you kind of go with it and the less pressure you put on things, the more it happens naturally and organically. We’re both total control freaks. [Laughs.] D But our mantra right now is just let go and enjoy the ride — then we have fun.
4·1·1 starry nites Festival takes place saturday-sunday, March 18-19, at live Oak campground (4600 hwy. 154). For information on the lineup, tickets, and times, visit www.starrynitesfestival.com.
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How does it feel to have recently celebrated a 10-year anniversary? It’s cool and a pretty big deal. When you start a
band, it’s usually not something with a lot of planning; it’s just something spontaneous. If you would have told me when we first started recording our songs that 10
years later we’d be playing them in front of an audience that A, knew them, and B, loved them, I would have thought you were crazy. circle of friendship. We love Santa Barbara, and when we saw the lineup, we were blown away. She Wants Revenge played early on at a radio festival at the Bowl, and we’ve played at SOhO. It’s a great place. With how busy you guys are, do you find the chance to play for fun? Two of us have children, one of us has a full-time
job, but we hang out. Since we got back together and played our reunion tour, there’s always something to look forward to. When you’re not on the road, you get to go live your life, but when we do get the opportunity to get together and play, we get really excited. D
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From helping with production on The Dark Side of the Moon and Abbey Road to creating an impressive body of his own work, S.B.’s Alan Parsons has been an extraordinarily impactful contributor to rock. I spoke with him about psychedelia, Edgar Allan Poe, and the album format. What does the word “psychedelic” mean to you? Not really
much. It was a very ’60s word, very LSD-induced. LSD I know is no longer a fashionable drug, so hallucinogenic is probably a better word now. I don’t think I fit into that at all. I’m more classic rock — possibly classic pop, even.
What are your favorite Edgar Allan Poe pieces, and what makes his material a good basis for music? “To One in Paradise”
and “The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether.” He was incredibly literate and had a larger vocabulary of any American writer. He kind of touched a nerve with Eric [Woolfson] and me. He invented the horror movie, and I think Eric took that notion and said,“No movie based on an Edgar Allan Poe story ever lost money,” so we went with it. Many of the great composers refer to divine inspiration … Do you feel perhaps divinely or cosmically inspired? Inspiration
comes in many forms, and I don’t think it’s any divine source; in my own case, I’ve found that inspiration comes when there’s a deadline. … I have committed to making an album this year. I will keep that quiet for a little longer; it is conceptual, and I have to tread very carefully making a concept album in this millennium because some people would argue it’s a pretentious thing to do, but I kind of wrote the book on the concept album, so …
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that seemed connected to each other, not only sort of conceptually connected but musically connected, and Abbey Road was brilliant in that respect … The art form of the album, well, it doesn’t seem to be going any way upward. Vinyl is very popular all of a sudden, but it’s a download, three-minute, one-off song world. It’s hard to get people to listen to a series of songs, except in live performance, and thank goodness that is there.
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g iN r p S HappeNiNgS e swing into spring with thes es upcoming events and activiti
performers, more than 400 exquisite costumes, animated backdrops, and an East-West fusion orchestra will weave together heavenly realms, ancient legends, and heroic tales to transport you beyond your imagination. Fri., Mar. 24: 7:30pm; Sat., Mar. 25: 2 and 7:30pm; Sun., Mar. 26: 1pm. The Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. $74-$169. Call 899-2222. granadasb.org
SATURDAY 3/25 Sings Like Hell: The Mastersons and Mike Stinson Americana
music, honky-tonk country, and romance come together for an evening performance from husband-wife duo Chris Masterson and Eleanor Whitmore alongside country artist Mike Stinson. 8pm. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. $40. Call 963-0761. lobero.com
Experience the Magic of Brazil The rich history, culture, and
folklore of Brazil comes to life through acrobatic capoeira demonstrations, Orixá dances, a percussion and drumming ensemble, and more whimsical performances. 2 and 7pm. Center Stage Theater, 751 Paseo Nuevo. $20-$35. Call 963-0408. centerstagetheater.org
TUESDAY 3/28 Strand Of Oaks, Heather McEntire, Jason Anderson In line with
FRIDAY 3/31 Nebula Dance Lab: Endgame Nebula Dance Lab teams
up with Selah Dance Collective to bring young, emerging artists from L.A., San Francisco, S.B., and New York for an evening of eight new, exhilarating dance works. Featured work Endgame is an ambitious exploration of the fluid balance of reality and illusion. Fri.-Sat., Mar. 31-Apr. 1: 8pm. Center Stage Theater, 751 Paseo Nuevo. $16-$23. Call 963-0408. centerstagetheater.org
SATURDAY 4/1 Strangelove: The Depeche Mode Experience From the classic hits to B-sides and newer cuts, Depeche Mode fans will love this tribute time warp back to some of the best music of the ’80s. 8pm. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. $16-$18. Call 963-0761. lobero.com
Kathy Griffin Two-time Emmy- and Grammy-winning comedian Kathy Griffin may not be on the D-list anyany more, but her pull-no-punches comedic look at the entertainment world will make your stomach churn … with laughter. 8pm. The Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. $34-$94. Call 899-2222. granadasb.org
SUNDAY 4/2 El Día del Niño Kids will rule the animal kingdom for a day
with the ever-popular “Day of the Child” at the Zoo, featurfeatur ing Spanish-language music, a children’s talent show, food, and plenty of family fun. 11am-5pm. S.B. Zoo, 500 Niños Dr. Free (with zoo admission). Call 962-5339. sbzoo.org
WEDNESDAY 4/5 Colson Whitehead Prepare to be captivated by the dynamic
storytelling and inspiring anecdotes from author of New York Times best seller and 2016 National Book Award winwin ner The Underground Railroad, Railroad, a tour de force that chronichronicles a young slave’s bid for freedom in the antebellum South. 7:30pm. Campbell Hall, UCSB. Free-$20. Call 893-3535. artsandl ctures.sa.ucsb.edu artsandle
the release of their new album, Hard Love, rockers Strand of Oaks have teamed up with queer punk rocker Heather McEntire and rock revivalist Jason Anderson to support Planned Parenthood through the Plus One Foundation. 8:30pm. Velvet Jones, 423 State St. $13-$16. Call 965-8676.
WEDNESDAY 4/5 Regina Spektor Few artists combine classical training
with contemporary sense of melody and creative adventurousness as does Regina Spektor, who visits the Arlington following the release of her newest album, Remember Us to Life. 8pm. The Arlington Theatre, 1317 State St. $39.50. Call 963-4408. ticketmaster.com
FRIDAY 4/7 S.B. Food & Wine Weekend Enjoy a four-course dinner, wine
tasting with James Beard Award winner Nancy Silverton, decadent pastries, chef demonstrations, panels, a beer garden, and more. Runs through April 9. Attend events à la carte, or get an all-access pass for $500. Various times. Bacara Resort & Spa, 8301 Hollister Ave., Goleta. Free-$500. Call (855) 968-0100. tinyurl.com/SBFoodAndWine Sigur Rós The Icelandic experimental rock band will perform two career-spanning sets, with an intermission, comcom bined with awe-inspiring live visuals for a fully immersive experience. 7pm. S.B. Bowl, 1122 N. Milpas St. $50-$104. Call 962-7411. sbbowl.com
SATURDAY 4/8 Luis Muñoz Jazz Quartet with Téka The world-renowned S.B.
jazz composer celebrates the release of his new album, The Dead Man,, and is joined by Brazilian vocalist and guitarguitar ist Téka, known for her soothing, transporting voice. 6pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State St. $20. Call 962-7776. sohosb.com Ojai Playwrights Conference 20th Anniversary Gala Help celebrate 20 years of visionary voices with an all-star lineup of original dramatic works followed by an evening of fine wine, cocktails, a farm-to-table feast, and a live auction. Proceeds benefit the Ojai Playwrights Conference. Show: 4pm; Matilija Hall, 703 El Paseo Rd., Ojai. Dinner: 6pm; Topa Mountain Winery, 821 W. Ojai Ave., Ojai. $75-$250. Call (818) 508-1754. ojaiplays.org
THURSDAY 3/30 Vince Gill & Lyle Lovett This wry and witty duo have
Na Lei Hulu I Ka Wekiu with Masters of Hawaiian Music Celebrate
teamed up for an unforgettable evening of intimate solo and duo performances and sharing stories. 8pm. Chumash Casino Resort, 3400 E. Hwy. 246, Santa Ynez. $75-$115. Ages 21+. Call (800) 248-6274.
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the cultural traditions of Hawai‘i with a hula mua (hula that evolves) performance to the slack-key-guitar sounds from Grammy Award winner George Kahumoku Jr. and multiinstrumentalists Nathan Aweau and Kawika Kahiapo. 7pm. Campbell Hall, UCSB. $15-$45. Call 893-3535.
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SUNDAY 4/9 S.B. Kite Festival Chase, fight, and fly kites at this fun, family-
friendly event. Bring your own kite, or purchase a new one at the festival. 11am-5pm. West Campus, S.B. City College, 900 block of Cliff Dr. Free. Call 893-2964. sbkitefest.net
State Street Ballet: Cinderella Cinderella, her evil stepsisters (male dancers disguised in hoop skirts), the handsome prince, and a decadent ball come to life in this lighthearted retelling of the classic fairy tale. Digital animation and opulent sets contribute to this theatrical performance. 2pm. The Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. $24-$104. Ages 3+. Call 899-2222. granadasb.org
TUESDAY 4/11 Arlo Guthrie The folk icon will take you on a mind-bending blast to the
past with the best of his material from 1969 onward, performed with a full band. 8pm. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. $54-$105. Call 963-0761. lobero.com
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WEDNESDAY 4/12 Terry Tempest Williams The
acclaimed author, naturalist, and recipient of the Sierra Club’s prestigious John Muir Award will discuss her new book, The Hour of Land, published to commemorate the National Park Service’s centennial. 7:30pm. Campbell Hall, UCSB. Free-$20. Call 893-3535.
THURSDAY 4/13 Inde KCRW and The Santa Barbara Independent Present The Moth Mainstage
What began in the founder’s living room has grown into a nationwide phenomenon. At these critically acclaimed events, storytellers explore a theme in unexpected ways, sharing true tales told in a unique, authentic voice. 7pm. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. $59-$89. Call 963-0761. lobero.com UCSB Spring Dance Concert Enjoy
original new works from senior students in collaboration with student lighting and costume designers ahead of the dance troupe’s two-week European tour. Thu.-Fri., Apr. 13-14: 8pm; Sat., Apr. 15: 2pm. Hatlen Theater, UCSB. $13-$17. Call 893-2064. theaterdance.ucsb.edu
Baby Doll Ensemble Theatre Company presents Tennessee Williams’s black comedy set in artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu the Mississippi Delta involving two rival cotton gin owners, Silva and Archie. When Silva suspects his rival of setting his cotton gin on fire, he seeks vengeance by seducing Archie’s 19-year-old bride, Baby Doll. Runs through April 30. Various times. The New Vic, 33 W. Victoria St. $20-$70. Call 965-5400. etcsb.org
FRIDAY 4/14 Rabbit Hole This Pulitzer Prize–winning play charts a couple’s search for comfort in the wake of immense grief. Runs through April 29. Various times. Jurkowitz Theatre, S.B. City College, 900 block of Cliff Dr. Call 965-5935. theatregroupsbcc.com
Rainbow Girls, Royal Jelly Jive The Isla Vista–raised, Bay Area–fortified spectrum of psychedelic folk-rocking Rainbow Girls headline the night, joined by their other half, the Bay Area–born, N’awlins-style soul-rock outfit Royal Jelly Jive. 9:30pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State St. $15. Ages 21+. Call 962-7776. sohosb.com
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TUESDAY 4/18 New Order, Poliça This ’80s English rock band will
play at our beautiful, 4,900-seat, outdoor venue with synth-pop band Poliça. 6:30pm. S.B. Bowl, 1122 N. Milpas St. $44-$84. Call 962-7411. sbbowl.com
Monte Vista Elementary sends a heartfelt
Compagnie Hervé Koubi European choreographer
Hervé Koubi makes his Southern California debut with his highly physical piece What the Day Owes to the Night Night, in which 12 French-Algerian and African male dancers perform a powerful depiction of a personal journey. 8pm. The Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. $20-$49. Call 893-3535. artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu
WEDNESDAY 4/19 Isabel Allende This literary legend made a name for
herself with her acclaimed debut novel, The House of the Spirits. Spirits Twenty works of fiction later, the unapologetic romantic will make a rare public appearance to weave together her family history, sorrow, and heart-stirring experiences to create her beloved stosto ries. 7:30pm. The Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. $11$39. Call 893-3535. artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu
THURSDAY 4/20 Vintners Spring Weekend Enjoy four days of wine, food,
and fun with a grand tasting, wine seminars, and stunning views. Select wineries will host dinners and tastings, too. Runs through April 23. Various times and locations in the Santa Ynez Valley. $35-$200. Call 688-0881. sbvintnersweekend.com
America Enjoy a laid-back evening with the leading
folk-rock group of the ’70s responsible for hits like “Sister Golden Hair” and “A Horse with No Name.” 8pm. Chumash Casino Resort, 3400 E. Hwy. 246, Santa Ynez. $35-$55. Ages 21+. Call (800) 248-6274. chumashcasino.com
Poncho Sanchez and His Latin Jazz Band Conguero
bandleader Poncho Sanchez has delivered gritty, soulful jazz music for more than three decades, a testes tament to his lasting legacy as a jazz performer. 8pm. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. $39-$105. Call 963-0761. lobero.com
SATURDAY 4/22 S.B. Earth Day Celebrate our Mother Earth with sussus
tainable practices (think: bike valet), eco vendors, fresh food, a beer garden, green car show, kids’ activities, and live music. Runs through April 23. Sat., Apr. 22: 11am-7pm; Sun., Apr. 23: 11am-6pm. Alameda Park, 1400 Santa Barbara St. Free. sbearthday.org
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SUNDAY 4/23 Che Malambo Fourteen stomping, drumming,
and roaring men will honor the South American cowboy tradition of the gaucho with a display of agility, strength, dexterity, and zapateo — fast-paced footwork resembling the hum of galloping horses. Don’t miss this fiery performance of percussive dance and music. 7pm. Campbell Hall, UCSB. $15-$40. Call 893-3535.
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MONDAY 4/24 UCSB Reads: Luis Alberto Urrea Thestoryteller and author
of UCSB Reads’ 2017 novel, Into the Beautiful North, will speak on his best-selling work about a young woman on an unforgettable quest to define herself without borders.8pm. Campbell Hall, UCSB. Free. Call 893-3535. artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu
WEDNESDAY 4/26 S.B. Fair & Expo Enjoy carnival rides, farm animals, fair
food, and family-style entertainment at this year’s fair, which is themed Back to the ’50s. Runs through April 30. Various times. Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real. $6-$28. Call 687-0766. www.earlwarren.com/santa-barbara-fair-expo
High Fidelity Out of the Box presents this musical
adaptation of the 2000 film starring John Cusack and novel by Nick Hornby, which follows thirty-somethirty-some thing Rob on a retrospective of his lost loves to an original rock ’n’ roll score peppered with great musical references. Runs through April 30. Wed.-Sat., Apr. 26-29: 8pm; Sun., Apr. 30: 2pm. Center Stage Theater, 751 Paseo Nuevo. $18-$28. Call 963-0408. centerstagetheater.org
WEDNESDAY 4/26 Gregory Alan Isakov This contemporary folk
musician’s songs, inspired by the likes of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen, tell nomadic stories from a lifetime of traveling. 8pm. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. $27.50-$32.50. Call 963-0761. lobero.com
SATURDAY 4/22 22nd Annual Fish Derby With 6,000 pounds of
trout planted, the lake at 45.4 percent capacity, and the lower boat launch now open, this will be a great derby! There will also be free artsand-crafts activities for children on Saturday, 1-3 p.m. Derby fishing begins 6 a.m. on Saturday and ends noon on Sunday. Cachuma Lake, 2265 Hwy. 154. $10-$40. Call 693-8381. troutderby.org
FRIDAY 4/28 Colin & Brad Whose Line? actors Colin Mochrie and
Brad Sherwood will improvise sketches to have you laughing all evening long. 8pm. Chumash Casino Resort, 3400 E. Hwy. 246, Santa Ynez. $25. Ages 21+. Call (800) 248-6274. chumashcasino.com
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La Rondine From bustling Parisian discothèques to the
romantic French Riviera, follow Magda on her journey to recapture her youthful innocence in Puccini’s only operetta, sung entirely in Italian with English subtitles. Runs through April 30. Fri., Apr. 28: 7:30pm; Sun., Apr. 30: 2:30pm. Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. $29-$169. Call 899-2222. granadasb.org
SUNDAY 4/30 Kid Flix Mix A selection of kid-friendly, parent-approved short films from around the world will be a delightdelight ful cinema experience for young cinephiles. Bring the kids an hour early for prescreening balloons, face painting, and crafts. Ages 4-6: 11am; ages 6+: 12:30pm. Campbell Hall, UCSB. Free-$10. Call 893-3535.
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The old-timey string band pays homage to Bob Dylan with a live performance of the music innovator’s seventh studio album, Blonde on Blonde, in its entirety. 8pm. The Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. $20-$54. Call 893-3535. artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu
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Cheech & Chong will put on their classic stand-up stoner comedy routine inspired by the hippie and free-love era and their love for cannabis. 8pm. ChuChu mash Casino Resort, 3400 E. Hwy. 246, Santa Ynez. $45-$65. Ages 21+. Call (800) 248-6274.
One Good Egg Funny woman Elaine Gale will weed
through the mess of life, love, new beginnings, findfind ing a home, and creating a family with powerful and raw but balanced humor to inspire audiences. Runs through May 7. Fri.-Sat., May 5-6: 7:30pm. Sun., May 7: 2 and 7:30pm. Center Stage Theater, 751 Paseo Nuevo. $20-$25. Call 963-0408. centerstagetheater.org
SATURDAY 5/6 Elizabeth Gilbert The best-selling author of Eat, Pray,
Love, the wildly popular Committed: A Love Story and The Signature of All Things, and recent release Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear will dive into the mysterious nature of inspiration in a conversation with essayist/novelist Pico Iyer. 7:30pm. The Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. $16-$39. Call 893-3535. artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu
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Roar & Pour Wine Festival Stroll the zoo’s grounds while sipping fine wine from more than 20 area wineries and munching on tasty bites from food trucks and Rincon catering. Proceeds benefit the animal residents. 5-8pm. S.B. Zoo, 500 Niños Dr. $60-$115. Ages 21+. Call 962-5339. sbzoo.org
Gustavo Dudamel and the L.A. Philharmonic return for an epic performance of Schubert’s first and second symphonies along with Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Songs Songs of a Wayfarer Wayfarer) performed by trailblazing mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung. 4pm. The Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. $39-$119. Call 899-2222. granadasb.org
MONDAY 5/8 The Capitol Steps This side-splitting comedy troupe puts the “mock” in “democracy” with satire guaranteed to be funnier than the comedians sitting in Congress. Many of the actors have been congressional staffers themselves, so they know exactly who and what to make fun of. 8pm. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon PerPer dido St. $35-$105. Call 963-0761
THURSDAY 5/11 Brooklyn Rider with Kayhan Kalhor The innovative string
quartet Brooklyn Rider joins three-time Grammy Award nominee and master of the kamancheh (a four-stringed upright Persian fiddle) Kayhan Kalhor for an evening of classic pieces, contemporary comcom positions, and original works that combine modern minimalism and Persian folk. 7pm. Campbell Hall, UCSB. $10-$40. Call 893-3535. artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu
SATURDAY 5/13 8th Annual S.B. Harbor Nautical Swap Meet Fish for deals
on tackle and gear, surfboards, fishing poles, inflatable boats, and a multitude of other marine/nautical items. 8am-noon. Harbor Main Parking Lot near Marina 3, S.B. Harbor. Free. Call 564-5531. tinyurl.com/SBHarborNauticalSwapMeet
TUESDAY 5/16 S.B. Chamber Orchestra: Schumann Squared Acclaimed
Italian pianist Alessio Bax will perform Schumann’s expressive piano concerto followed by an orchestral performance of his Symphony No. 2. 7:30pm. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. $54-$64. Call 963-0761. lobero.com
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cational dance programs come together for an original dance and theater piece about a viral letter called Dear Chase from a father to his 8-year-old son on his first day in 3rd grade and his experience being bullied. Wed., May 17: 7pm. Solvang School Gym, 565 Atterdag Rd., Solvang. Sun., May 21: 4pm. Marjorie Luke Theatre, 721 E. Cota St. $6-$16. Call 245-0794.
THURSDAY 5/25 John Legend, Gallant Critically acclaimed R&B
singer Gallant will open for multi-awardwinning, platinum-selling singer/songwriter John Legend, hot off the release of his fifth studio album, Darkness and Light. 6:30pm. S.B. Bowl, 1122 N. Milpas St. $54-$125. Call 962-7411. sbbowl.com
FRIDAY 5/26 The Caucasian Chalk Circle Bertolt Brecht’s engaging
play tells the story of a woman in Soviet Georgia who, toward the end of World War II, takes in an abandoned child, and the courtroom drama that follows. Runs through June 4. Various times. Hatlen Theater, UCSB. $13-$17. Call 893-2064.
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Rodriguez: A Solo Acoustic Evening The legendary singer/songwriter known only by his surname reached folk-rock stardom in South Africa after his two studio albums went unnoticed in the U.S. His story is told in the 2012 Oscar-winning documentary Searching for Sugar Man. 8pm. The Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. $34-$77. Call 899-2222.
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SATURDAY 5/20 Opera S.B.: Brunidbár The S.B. Youth Opera, along
with the Ojai Youth Opera and S.B. Youth SymSym phony, will stage this production of a Hans Krasá children’s opera, written in 1938. The opera was then reconstructed in 1943 for instrumentalists in the Terezín concentration camp in which Krasá lived. The composer, along with his child performperform ers, died in the gas chambers at Auschwitz, but his parable of hope and justice remains alive today. 2:30 and 5pm. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. $7-$22. Call 963-0761. lobero.com
SUNDAY 5/21 30th Annual S.B. Jewish Festival Celebrate Israel’s IndeInde
pendence Day, Yom Ha’Atzmaut, with live music, Israeli dancing, arts-and-crafts vendors, food, and more. 11am-4pm. Plaza del Mar, 23 Castillo St. Free. Call 957-1115. jewishsantabarbara.org/festival
SATURDAY 5/27 30th Annual I Madonnari This 16th-century
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SUNDAY 5/28 Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary World Tour Don’t miss the
last chance to see OG Beach Boy Brian Wilson perper form Pet Sounds,, one of the most influential albums of the 20th century. Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin will join Wilson for the album’s last hurrah. 7pm. S.B. Bowl, 1122 N. Milpas St. $50-$110. Call 962-7411. sbbowl.com
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3/17-3/19: Golf with Alan Shepard Enjoy a staged reading of Golf with Alan Shepard, a humorous play about four senior golfers who move from hole to hole, searching for meaning in the lives they lived on Earth. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Plaza Playhouse Theater, which turns 89 years old this April. Fri.-Sat.: 7:30pm; Sun.: 3pm. Plaza Playhouse Theater, 4916 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria. $17-$20. Call 684-6380.
25th Annual Taste of Solvang Spend the weekend in this quaint Danish town, sampling the finest food and wine the region has to offer. You can purchase a pass for all events or attend select events, such as the Sip + Savor opening night or Saturday’s Tasting Trail, which will take you to more than 30 restaurants, retailers, and even a few museums! Various times and locations in Solvang. $30$110. Ages 21+ for beer and wine tastings. Call 688-6144. solvangusa.com/taste-ofsolvang-2017
Thursday 3/16 3/16: Mike Epps Stand-up comedian, actor, producer, writer, and rapper Mike Epps will deliver sharp observational jokes in his personal comedic style. 8pm. Chumash Casino Resort, 3400 E. Hwy. 246, Santa Ynez. $45-$75. Ages 21+. Call (800) 248-6274. chumashcasino.com 3/16: Lunch & Learn: The Magic of Monarch Butterflies Munch on your packed lunch over a lively discussion about the monarch butterflies that call the Coronado Butterfly Preserve home in the winter season. Learn about the insect’s life cycles, population status, and threats posed to the species, and then plan your visit to view the largest Monarch butterfly winter habitat in California. 12:30-1:30pm. Land Trust for S.B., Rm. 201, 1528 Chapala St. Free. Call 966-4520.
3/16-3/17: Luce Puppets: Splashy Sea Saga Join Sailor Sam and his pal Salty as they sail the seven
3/17: Monthly Public Telescope Night Gaze at the stars and a waxing moon in the sky above the observatory next to the baseball field. Check the weather forecast online before you go. 7pm. Keck Observatory, Westmont College, 955 La Paz Rd. Free. Call 964-8201.
3/16: Farmbelly @ Muni: Pickling + Fermenting 101 Farmer and chef Michelle Aronson from Farmbelly Cooking School will help you master the art of and recipes for quick pickling and fermenting. Walk away with an assortment of freshly pickled farmers’ market vegetables and homemade sauerkraut, a detailed recipe packet, and a belly full of wine. 7-8:30pm. Municipal Winemakers, 22 Anacapa St. $55. Ages 21+. Call 931-6864.
Friday 3/17 3/17-3/18: BASSH 2017 Talented dancers will take you on a global dance tour showcas-
3/17: 10th Annual St. PatPat rick’s Day Stroll Irish for a day,
Independent for life! Adorn your greenest green as we stroll down State Street and end at Sandbar for post-stroll drinks. Stop by our headquarters to purchase your official stroll T-shirt. Meet-up: 5pm; stroll: 5:30pm. The Santa Barbara Independent,, 12 E. Figueroa St. Independent Free. Call 965-5205.
3/17: St. Patty’s Day with Young Million, Feral Vida, and Friends Get your shamrocks off SoCal style with up-and-coming S.B. alt-rockers Young Million and Feral Vida. 9pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State St. $10-$12. Ages 18+. Call 962-7776. sohosb.com
3/17: St. Patrick’s Day Bash with Spencer & The Worried Lads As always, Spencer will lead the festive brigade with the Irish-Mexican pirate sounds of The Worried Lads in a celebrated annual St. Patrick’s Day tradition where generations old and young can enjoy some real good sham-rock. 5:30pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State St. $5. Call 962-7776.
3/17: Fitness Friday Celebrate women’s
seas in search of an adventure. Ride the waves with mythical creatures including a giant octopus, a fearsome dragon, and a sea monkey. Thu.: 10:30-11:15am; Montecito Library, 1469 E. Valley Rd., Montecito; 969-5063. 4-4:45pm; S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St.; 564-5603. Fri.: 10:30-11:15am; Eastside Library, 1102 E. Montecito St.; 963-3727. Free.
history month with true girl power at a crosstraining group workout with the chance to win one of several exciting giveaways like a Kaia Fit swag bag, gift cards to Pressed Juicery and Brookstone, and more. Don’t forget to bring your own yoga mat and water. 10:30-11:30am. Upper Terrace, 651 Paseo Nuevo. Free. Call 963-7147.
3/17: St. Patrick’s Day Blind Tasting Stop by and order the Bright & Light tasting flight, where you guess which one of your wines is tinted green. If you’re correct, you can choose a prize from the pot of gold. 11am-6pm. RiverRiver bench S.B. Tasting Rm., 137 Anacapa St., Ste. C. Ages 21+. Free. Call 324-4100.
3/17: The Light Between Oceans In this 2016 film starring Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander, an island-bound lighthouse keeper and his wife rescue a baby from a drifting rowboat but are forced to make a life-altering decision when they meet the child’s birth mother on the mainland. 1-3pm. Faulkner Gallery, S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Rated PG-13. Free. Call 564-5641. sbplibrary.org 3/17-3/19: The Addams Family Television’s beloved ghoulish family turns Broadway in this musical comedy when Wednesday Addams falls for a “normal” boy and their two worlds collide. Follow her as she tries to win over her new love’s family with the help of her wacky family, both alive and dead. This show contains mild language and adult humor. Fri.-Sat.: 7:30pm; Sun.: 2pm. Lompoc High School, 515 W. College Ave., Lompoc. $6-$10.
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ing a variety of social dance genres including competitive ballroom, Latin exhibitions, swing, salsa, hip-hop, jazz, dance fitness, and aerial dance, all choreographed by area dance professionals. Fri.: 7:30pm; Sat.: 2 and 7:30pm. The New Vic, 33 W. Victoria St. $20$25. Call 965-5400. Read more on p. 53.
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72nd Annual S.B. International Orchid Show Don’t miss out on the longest running, largest orchid show in the country, featuring more than 50 orchid exhibitors and vendors from around the world, plant sales, orchidinspired art, photography, and floral arrangements tied to this year’s theme, “Orchid Mystique,” as well as the highlight of this year’s event, the vanilla orchid. 9am-5pm. Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real. Free-$14. Call (626) 695-7409. sborchidshow.com
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Rick Drake: Paintings of the American West This selection of paintings will allow you to breathe in the breathtaking landscapes of the American West without having to leave the coast. The exhibit shows through March 30. Mon-Thu.: 10am-7pm; Fri.-Sat.: 10am-5:30pm; Sun.: 1-5pm. Faulkner Gallery East, S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Free. Call 962-7653. ongoing:
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3/18: SBHS Band Boosters Silent Auction Help fund S.B. High School’s instrumental music program with a not-so-silent silent auction and concert. Bid on auction items to the tune of live jazz while enjoying appetizers, refreshments, and wine. Noon-3pm. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. $5-$10. Call 966-9101.
Assemblage Bros. Artists Dan Levin’s and Peter Fox’s odd
assemblages made from incongruous elements take the beloved art of collage to the third dimension to create new meanings out of used objects. The exhibit shows through March 25. Thu.-Sat.: 2-5:30pm. Gallery 525, 525 W. El Roblar Dr., Ojai. Free. Call 701-1156. gallery525.com
3/18: Celebration of Dance The apprentice dance company to State Street Ballet, the State Street Ballet Young Dancers will present its yearly showcase with works by Kassandra Taylor Newberry, William Soleau, and Autumn Eckman. The evening will also feature Degas and the Little Dancer. 7pm. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. $14$35. Call 963-0761 lobero.com
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ongoing: March Featured Artists Check out unique art from eight distinct artists in a variety of media, from fused glass paintings and photographs to watercolors and oil on canvas. The exhibit shows through March 31. Mon.-Sat.: 11am-5pm. Sun.: 1-5pm. Gallery 113, 1114 State St., Ste. 8, La Arcada Ct. Free. Call 965-6611. gallery113sb.com
3/18: 12th Annual Kids Expo More than 100 area businesses and nonprofits will exhibit the many programs and activities available to families from the newborn to the teenage phase. Parents can learn about camps, classes, health, sports, volunteer opportunities, and more while the kids join in on hands-on activities and a performance from S.B. Teen Stars Allison Lewis and Bear Redell. 9:30am-2pm. La Cumbre Plaza, 121 S. Hope Ave. Free.
This retrospective exhibit highlights the beautiful assemblage work of Bonnie Anne Rapkin, who passed away in May of last year. Although she struggled with progressive rheumatic arthritis in her spine, hands, and feet, Rapkin still used her creativity to create pieces reflective of her love for jewelry and found objects. The exhibit shows through April 23. 6-8pm. Art From Scrap Gallery, 302 E. Cota St. Free. Call 884-0459.
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3/18: Reception: Shadows of My Former Self Former Hollywood screenwriter, director, and producer Jeffrey Bloom will showcase still yet evocative and unique images of his personal “New Moon, Old Moon” by Bonnie Anne shadow. The exhibit Rapkin shows through April 12. 4-6pm. The C Gallery, 466 Bell St., Los Alamos. Free. Call 344-3807. thecgallery.com
3/18: Paper Quilling for Kids Kids can create unique designs by quilling paper—the art of coiling and shaping narrow paper strips—from re-use materials. 10am. Art From Scrap, 302 E. Cota St. $8. Ages 6 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Call 884-0459 x13.
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3/21: A Conversation Beyond Borders Join Julie Joyce, S.B. Museum of Art curator of contemporary art, for a discussion about art, social justice, immigration, and borders with artists Andrea Bowers and Marco Ramírez ERRE, whose exhibit So Close and So Far is on view at Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art through March 25. 5:30pm. Mary Craig Auditorium, S.B. Museum of Art, 1130 State St. Free. Call 963-4364. sbma.net
3/18: 4th Annual VADA Draw Everyone’s a winner at this annual fundraiser for S.B. High School’s Visual Arts and Design Academy (VADA). More than 100 professional artists, area and national celebrities, VADA alumni, and current VADA students have donated original works that you get to take home. Ticket price includes admission for two guests, a piece of art, hors d’oeuvres, and two drink tickets. 7-10pm. Carrillo Ballroom, 100 E. Carrillo St. $150. Call 966-9101 x5055.
3/18: Fearless Smart Cycling If you’re new to cycling or would like to ride with a mellow group, join these bicyclists for an educational ride where you’ll gain valuable skills and knowledge for riding safely, visibly, and confidently. Make sure to bring a working bike and helmet. 10-11:30am. Bici Centro, 434 Olive St. Free. Call 699-6301.
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who fights to protect his beloved trees. 1-3pm. Island Rm., S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Free. Rated PG. Call 564-5603. sbplibrary.org
3/18: Volunteer Day Bring the family and friends, and come out for a day to help restore the beauty of the Arroyo Hondo Preserve. Wear appropriate work clothes and sunscreen, and bring a water bottle. Gloves, water, and snacks will be provided, but RSVP for specific directions. 10am-1pm. Arroyo Hondo Preserve, 14900 Calle Real, Goleta. Free. Call 567-1115.
3/18: Cottage Hospital Protest Join this protest if you
are against Cottage Hospital’s ban on vaginal birth after cesarean. The ban creates economic, psychological, and emotional stress for mothers who wish to give birth vaginally after a cesarean birth and results in women in labor having to drive out of the county to receive care. 12:30-3pm. Cottage Hospital, 400 W. Pueblo St. Free.
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3/18: Spontaneous Broadway! Musical improviser Richard Allen and the Instant Karma and Friends acting troupe will perform your favorite Broadway tunes with improvisation. Think “How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying to Memorize Lines,”“The Lyin’ King,” and “Really, Really Funny Girl.” 8pm. Center Stage Theater, 751 Paseo Nuevo. $15-$18. Call 963-0408.
centerstagetheater.org 3/18: S.B. Genealogical Society What was our coastal paradise like in the middle of World War II? Retired brigadier general Fred R. Lopez (pictured) will share military history that includes his 31 years on active duty in the United States Marine Corps Reserve and his 13-month tour of duty in Vietnam in 1968-1969, as well as how the S.B. Airport used to be a Marine Corps Air Station. 10:30-noon. First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance. Free. Call 886-5438. sbgen.org
3/18: The Lorax This 2012 animated
The Franklin Service Center has partnered with nonprofits Importa and Immigration Hope for a forum that will provide information about changes to the immigration policy, how families can be protected, and the future of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), as well as an opportunity to speak to accredited experts and lawyer Marisol Alarcón. 2-4pm. Franklin Elementary School, 1111 E. Mason St. Free. Call 689-5109 or 963-0166.
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Mesmerizing Monarchs in Our Midst Covering the importance of milkweed, migration patterns, and present-day habitat loss, entomologist Marion Schlinger will delve into all the intricacies of the monarch life cycle. Enjoy a post-lecture screening of the PBS Nova episode “The Incredible Journey of the Butterflies” and a meet and greet with light refreshments. 2-3pm. Neal Taylor Nature Ctr., Cachuma Lake, 2265 Hwy. 154. Lecture: free; parking: $10/car. Call 693-0691.
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3/16: UCSB Music of India Ensemble Transport yourself to a whole new world without leaving your seat. This fabulous ensemble will perform classical Indian music featuring performances on sitars and tabla (percussion instrument), including a performance of rag Yaman and rag Bageshri by the first-year and advanced students (rag refers to scale pattern and Yaman and Bageshri refer to specific types of rags on the sitar). 7:30pm. Karl Geiringer Hall, UCSB. Free-$10. Call 893-2064. music.ucsb.edu
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3/16: G. Love & Special Sauce Enjoy laid-back bluesy hip-hop tunes from this Philadelphia-bred trio that’s been playing since 1992. 8:30pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State St. $35. Ages 21+. Call 962-7776. sohosb.com
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3/17: Camerata Pacifica: Schumann & Dvořák An energizing core group of professional musicians, from the bassoon to the oboe, will perform a whimsical program of pieces for the piano, flute, and clarinet. 7:30pm. Hahn Hall, Music Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Rd. $56. Call 884-8410.
3/17: Rickie Lee Jones & Madeleine Peyroux Rickie Lee Jones won the Grammy for Best New Artist in 1980, but it’s the largely experimental blues rock career that followed that has made her the Duchess of Coolsville. French-American jazz and blues singer/songwriter Madeleine Peyroux completes this pair of powerful performances. 8pm. The Arlington Theatre, 1317 State St. $35-$75. Call 963-4408. ticketmaster.com
3/17: Killer Kaya, Royal Suns, The Love Dimension, The Spiral Electric, Afishinsea It doesn’t get
much more psychedelically Pacific than this largely S.B. area lineup, with the six-piece Jefferson Airplane–inspired Killer Kaya, the mellow and beachy surf-punk grooves of Royal Suns, and the Carpinterian licks of Afishinsea along with the Bay Area’s The Love Dimension and The Spiral Electric. 8pm.
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3/18-3/19: S.B. Symphony: The Seasons of Vivaldi and Piazzolla Nothing compares to experiencing Vivaldi’s Four Seasons live, but combine that with Piazzolla’s tangoinspired The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, and you will get an unforgettable celebration of these ethereal, magical works. Sat.: 8pm; Sun.: 3pm. The Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. $29-$134. Call 899-2222. granadasb.org
3/19: Five for Fighting with String Quartet Hear pop favorites “100 Years,”“Superman (It’s Not Easy),” and “Chances,” this time performed with a live string quartet for an unforgettable performance. 8pm. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. $30-$35. Call 963-0761. Read more on p. 55.
3/19: Adult Books, Reptaliens, Psychomagic L.A.’s post-punk group Adult Books pen rocking examinations about Silver Lake goths and suburban romances, while Idaho’s Reptaliens create dreamy and off-kilter lo-fi experimentations, and Portland’s Psychomagic makes playful garage rock. 8pm. Funzone, 226 S. Milpas St. $5. Call 962-6666. sbdiy.org
3/21: S.B. Chamber Orchestra: A Woodwind Affair Woodwind aficionados will feast on modernist delicacies for the wind instrument from composers Poulenc, Scott, Stravinsky, and Weill. 7:30pm. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. $54-$64. Call 963-0761. lobero.com
3/22: Nine Years of Punk on Vinyl Celebrate nine years of your favorite punk jams played on vinyl with drink specials, a special guest, and a good time. 9:30pm-1:30am. Whiskey Richards, 435 State St. Free. Call 963-1786.
10th Annual Spring Pub Sing Join the S.B. Revels for a celebration of the changing of the seasons with music-making and merriment! Song leader Ken Ryals will lead your voice as you lift your glass to traditional Irish tunes. Admission includes a songbook, one beverage, and great company. 6-8pm. Dargan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, 18 E. Ortega St. $10-$15. Call 565-9357. santabarbararevels.org
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zation and hear music from a vibrant culture! Artist Eduardo Villa, Spanish classical and flamenco guitarist Tony Ybarra, and the stunning voices of the Adelfos Ensemble and the church’s Chancel Choir will put on a spectacular performance to raise funds for the music ministry. 7-10pm. First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance Ave. $15-$25. Call 687-0754.
3/19: Family Nature Day The whole family can enjoy free admission to informative exhibit halls, a natureinspired art gallery, and the great outdoors in the museum’s backyard. 10am-5pm. Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Rd. Free. Call 682-4711. sbnature.org
3/19: Train Your Brain Away from Pain Paul Hansma, professor emeritus at UCSB’s Department of Physics, will share the causes of chronic pain and practices to retrain your brain’s reaction to pain when it’s inconvenient. 2-3pm. Multipurpose Rm., Goleta Library, 500 N. Fairview Ave., Goleta. Free. Call 964-7878. sbplibrary.org
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Jesus Christ Superstar Every time I look at you, I don’t understand why you haven’t seen this show yet. This 1971 Tony-nominated Broadway rock opera with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice provides a parallel to contemporary celebrity worship as Christ’s final days are dramatized with thought-provoking edge with songs such as “I Don’t Know How to Love Him,” and “Superstar.” 7:30pm. The Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. $44-$74. Call 899-2222. granadasb.org
3/19: 33rd Annual Anacapa School Auction Enjoy a delicious lunch under a charming tent as you bid on both affordable and luxury items and services in the silent and live auctions. Proceeds from this familyfriendly event will benefit programs and scholarships for Anacapa students in grades 7-12. 12:30-5pm. Anacapa School, 814 Santa Barbara St. $15-$45. Call 965-0228.
3/19: Janice Brown The picture book writer will sign copies of her new book, Rumorang, a story with humor and colorful illustrations designed for K-3rd grade students to learn the value of friendship, honesty, and achieving positive resolutions. 2pm. Chaucer’s Books, 3321 State St. Free. Call 682-6787.
3/19: Buellton Wine and Chili Festival Sample delicious hot chili while sipping on chilled wine at this fun festival. Patrons 21 and older can enjoy a souvenir wine glass, unlimited wine, and life-size beer pong, but the entire family is welcome to enjoy chili, live entertainment, bocce ball, horseshoe, table tennis, and cornhole games. Noon-4:30pm. Flying Flags RV Resort, 180 Ave. of Flags, Buellton. Free-$45. Call 688-7829.
3/19: East Beach Coastal Cleanup Join in the move-
ment to be plastic-free and protect our beaches and sea. Engage in a morning of yoga, trash collecting, lively discussion, and activities with fellow eco-activists. Burlap bags will be available for the trash collection — just bring your own reusable gloves or pick-up tools — and please, no plastic of any kind. 9:30am-1pm. East Beach, 1400 Cabrillo Blvd. Free.
Tuesday 3/21 3/21: Shane Koyczan, Jamie DeWolf Don’t miss this evening of meaningful poetry and spoken word blended with music from artist Shane Koyczan, whose viral anti-bullying video “To This Day” has reached more than 13 million views, and writer, performer, and filmmaker Jamie DeWolf, who started in competitive poetry slam battles, created and hosts Tourettes Without Regrets, and has been a producer for NPR’s Snap Judgment. 8:30pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State St. $20-$25. Call 962-7776. Read more on p. 53.
3/21: Chefs Cycle Pop Up Indulge in a seven-course familystyle meal on Sama Sama’s enchanting back patio with tastings from Chef Peter Cham of Finch & Fork. All proceeds from the event will support Cham’s upcoming race in Chefs Cycle, a fundraiser for No Kid Hungry’s mission to end childhood hunger in America.
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3/22: 805 Startups’ Speaker Series: Finance Industry experts will share experiences and advice on the finance, insurance, legal, and cybersecurity industries at this lively panel. Learn about new opportunities for entrepreneurship and the unforeseen risks, and ask any questions that may arise. 7-9pm. Impact Hub, 1117 State St. Free. Call 284-0078.
3/16: Eos Lounge K?D. 9pm. $5. 500 Anacapa St. Ages 21+. Call 564-2410. tinyurl.com/KidEOS 3/16-3/18: M8RX Nightclub + Lounge Thu.: Nightowls. Fri.: Flock of Cougars, Konstantina Gianna. Sat.: DJ Madness. 10pm. 409 State St. Free. Ages 21+ Call 957-4111. m8rxsb.com 3/16-3/18, 3/21-3/22: 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 3/17: The Brewhouse Fri.: St. Paddy’s Day with The Mutineers, Matt Armor, The Matters. 6-9pm. 229 W. Montecito St. Free. Call 884-4664. tinyurl.com/StPaddysTheMutineers 3/17: Carr Winery Warehouse David Segall. 5pm. 3563 Numancia St., Ste. 101, Santa Ynez. Free. Call 965-7985. carrwinery.com 3/17: Carr Winery Barrel Rm. Mac Talley Trip. 6pm. 414 N. Salsipuedes St. Free. Call 965-7985. carrwinery.com
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3/22: Walking Wednesdays Join COAST (Coalition for Sustainable Transportation) and former city planning director Dave Davis for a late-afternoon stroll while learning about area sites such as Skater’s Point and La Entrada Project. The walk will end at Figueroa Mountain Brewery for its charity tap handle for March, which benefits COAST. 5:30pm. Amtrak Railroad Station, 209 State St. Free. Call 875-3562.
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3/17, 3/18: Dargan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant Fri.: Dannsair, 6:308pm. Sat.: Shepherd’s Pie, 6-8pm; Tequila Mockingbird, 10pm. 18 E. Ortega St. Free. Call 568-0702. darganssb.com 3/18-3/19: SOhO Restaurant & Music Club Sat.: KTYD 1976 (covers of rock classics from 1976), 7pm; $15-$20. Sun.: Gene Taylor Trio, 8pm; $10. 1221 State St. $15. Ages 21+. Call 962-7776. sohosb.com 3/19: Velvet Jones Afrolicious. 8:30pm. 423 State St. $5. Ages 21+. Call 965-8676. velvet-jones.com 3/22: Blush Restaurant + Lounge Bruce Goldish. 7-9pm. 630 State St. Free. Call 957-1300. blushsb.com
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n Valentine’s Day of this year, the Funk Zone scene blossomed with a lush new neighbor: Wren Floral, opened by Carla Wingett and Emma Lauter, two of Santa Barbara’s most practiced event florists. “We both wanted to do the exact same thing and thought it would be more fun to do it together,” says Wingett, who bonded with Lauter over an interest in contemporary aesthetics and a desire to curb some of the waste created by traditional floralindustry practices. “The traditional flower shop is getting the Wren Floral owners Emma Lauter (left) and Carla Wingett same product every week and is offering the same menu,” said Wingett, who compares Wren’s product florists also intend to sell ready-made bouquets out of sourcing to farm-to-table restaurants. “Whereas we their studio on Thursdays and Fridays and plan popare going to the farms and growers every week and up events for special events like Easter and Mother’s we know what’s available. As that shifts, so does our Day. product.” “We run it more like a studio,” explained Lauter, As a result, Wren has a pronounced Carpinteria who focuses on providing wedding, hotel, and house flower farm bias. But Wingett admits that they still rely accounts with lengthy boutique consultations. “We on seasonal flowers from around the world to fully offer a more pampered floral experience.” satisfy their customers, which is their central concern. —Carolina Starin Most of Wren’s bouquets are custom-made and can be ordered in person at the shop or online. However, the 13 Anacapa Street; wrenfloral.com
mericans are fat, eat hamburgers, and don’t know geography, said our Russian train guide, summing up an unflattering stereotype. She also mentioned the American invasion of Ukraine. Although she was on the conservative side of the Russian political spectrum, her remarks and our other guides provided an alarming view of Vladimir Putin’s Russia. My husband, Geoff, and I had just stumbled off the Trans-Siberian Railroad from Beijing. We left Santa Barbara for a three-month around-the-world celebration of our early retirement. For the next 10 days, we would experience life in Moscow and then St. Petersburg. Moscow vibrates with stylish young people. At an outdoor jazz concert in Gorky Park, the fashionable crowd wouldn’t have been out of place in Central Park. Music featured American jazz singers with the crowd singing along in English. One guide told us that Muscovites are happy with cell phones and Internet but are living under “a free dictatorship.” Unable to speak Russian, we used our guides to move beyond the standard historical spiels and get the lowdown on what locals think of Putin. One guide noticed something missing when we toured Red Square: Russian flags flown to honor Boris Nemtsov had disappeared. Nemtsov, Putin’s political opponent, had been mysteriously shot in the back. The guide recited a Russian saying: “If you think, don’t talk. If you talk, don’t sing. If you sing, don’t dance. If you dance, don’t be surprised.” After Moscow, we took a train to St. Petersburg. While it didn’t vibrate with the youth and wealth of Moscow, it had canals, as well as better-endowed museums and palaces. The Hermitage/Winter Palace, now Europe’s must-see museum, exceeds all standards for royal excess. Lacking locals or shops,
FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE: The author is pictured here in Red Square, Moscow.
the historic area felt like a façade for empty buildings. Moscow pulsed with life; St. Petersburg seemed to be dozing off into dreams of its past greatness. Sluggish tourism was hurting the Russian economy, but there was an upside for Americans. A dollar buys twice as much as it did in 2011. Sitting down for a $14 lunch in Santa Barbara costs $6 in Moscow. Our museum guide said that she and her post-1991 classmates were told to major in economics or architecture. Now they aren’t wealthy and can’t do much about it. She was amazed to hear about the career paths of our three college-graduate kids. Though just 28, she sounded powerless and defeated. For the adventuresome travelers, now is a great time to visit Russia. Our guides were anxious to share political views and curious about Americans. Given Donald Trump’s admiration for Putin, witnessing the effects of Putin’s policies is enlightening. —Dale Zurawski
A longer version of this story can be found at independent.com/putin.
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followed a gurgling creek into gaping San Emigdio Canyon and its snow-covered mountains. Along the way, black-tailed deer traversed the steep slopes above and a northern harrier swooped overhead, foraging the side canyons for a brush rabbit. This was my initial step into one of the most uniquely diversified regions in California, a stupendous convergence of topography and habitats supporting a wide range of flora and fauna. At 93,000 acres, Wind Wolves Preserve is the West Coast’s largest nonprofit preserve. Wind Wolves is part of The Wildlands Conservancy (TWC) and is one of 15 properties throughout California. Wind Wolves is a place where the Transverse Ranges, Coast Ranges, Sierra Nevada, western Mojave Desert, and San Joaquin Valley converge on the Kern and Ventura County borders. “It’s an extremely diverse and unique ecosystem,” said Landon Peppel, Central Valley and North Coast regional director for TWC and preserve manager at Wind Wolves. “It’s a big preserve that’s influenced by a wide range of habitats.” On my first morning hiking the preserve, I took the San Emigdio Canyon Trail along the creek to the Canyon de los Osos Wetlands Trail. In the back of the canyon, I was surprised to see a huge herd of sheep grazing the canyon floor. Considering the environmental impacts on such a stunning landscape, I was curious about the purpose of the herbivores. Peppel explained to me that before Europeans arrived, the canyon and valley floors were carpeted in low-growing plants that benefited what are now endangered and threatened species such as San Joaquin kit foxes, antelope ground squirrels, blunt-nosed leopard lizards, and burrowing owls. Today, those sheep are enhancing a return to a natural balance. “The goal of the sheep is trying to keep the thick grasses out and keep the wildlife happy,” continued Peppel. “These Mediterranean grasses are super competitive.” As the sheep continue to eat the thick grasses, native seeds are planted behind them. Wind Wolves has a whopping 550 plant species, and since 2012, approximately 5,000 plants have been put in the ground across the preserve. With 52 animal species, close to 200 bird species, and 23 reptiles and amphibians on the preserve, there’s a lot to protect at Wind Wolves. “You have to look at the land,” said Peppel. “You have to pay attention. It’s challenging, but it’s the world we live in.” For more information, visit wildlandsconservancy.org/preserve_ windwolves.html. —Chuck Graham
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“My personality is to be calm and Association’s rendition of March composed,” Chan said. “That’s something this team needs from me. To Madness is less frenzied than the basketball championships conme, basketball is a fun sport.” ducted by the National Association Westmont’s cagers hope to prolong the fun for several more days in of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). Instead of spreading out a tournament Billings and in Kansas City, where the for three weeks, the NAIA brings 32 men’s team is making its third conteams together at one site and comsecutive appearance in the nationpresses the competition into six days. als. If they get past their Thursday After another winning season on game against William Carey of Mississippi, the Warriors (24-7) face the slopes of Montecito, Westmont College is sending both its teams to a potential second-round matchup the NAIA Division I Championships against top-seeded Louisiana State University of Alexandria (31-0). — the women’s tournament in Billings, Montana, and the men’s in Kansas City, WAIT UNTIL NEXT YEAR: Two Missouri. The Warrior women will be seeking years after it went 2-27, UCSB fell a their second national crown. All they basket short of becoming a Cinderhave to do is win five games in six days, ella team in the NCAA women’s tourbeginning Thursday, March 16, when nament. The Gauchos lost the Big they square off against Louisiana State West championship game to Long University Shreveport in their firstBeach State, 56-55. Leading up to the round game. final, UCSB sophomore guard Sarah Porter poured in a school-record Westmont is one of four teams repDECEPTIVELY COOL: Cora Chan is not one of Westmont’s highest-scoring players, but she hits timely shots known as resenting the power-packed Golden nine three-pointers (in 11 attempts) daggers. State Athletic Conference (GSAC) against UC Riverside, and then the in the women’s nationals. Last week, Gauchos did not miss a shot (10-forthe Warriors won the GSAC title by defeating The Master’s When she first heard about the college, Shellmire con- 10) in the third quarter when they came from behind to University, 61-52. Their three senior players led the way fessed, “I didn’t have a clue where Westmont was and what knock off top-seeded UC Davis. UCSB, finishing with a — forward Aysia Shellmire producing a double-double the coaches were like.” Four years later, the six-footer from 16-16 record, would probably have been a No. 16 seed had it gone to the NCAAs and sent to be buried by Baylor in Waco. of 18 points and 16 rebounds; point guard Cora Chan scor- Burbank cherishes her time there. ing 15 points, all in the second half, “I would tell somebody it’s a place where you’re going With most of the players returning for Bonnie Henrickwhen she made four clutch three- to be loved, no matter where you come from,” she said. son’s third season as coach, the team can shoot much higher point baskets; and sharpshooting “They’ll try to stretch you and grow you spiritually. I didn’t in 2017-18. … Meanwhile, in the wake of UCSB’s decision guard Aimee Brakken pitching in understand how suffering has a part in the whole scheme of not to bring back Bob Williams for a 20th season as men’s things. Not everything is going to come easily.” head coach, director of athletics John McCutcheon can 11 points. The three were high school Westmont’s coaches recruited both Chan and Shellmire only hope the next coach he hires works out as well as seniors in 2013 when Westmont’s out of the San Fernando Valley. Brakken, a scholar-ath- Henrickson has. It’s a shame that the news of Williams’s women captured the hearts of attentive fans by winning lete from Issaquah, Washington, became part of the class removal was leaked out before the longtime coach was the school’s first national basketball title. It was the emo- through her own initiative after hearing about the school officially informed. tional climax of a year in which the Warriors’ head coach, from a family friend. Kirsten Moore, dealt with the death of her husband, Alex, The three seniors have helped the Warriors chalk up BIBLIOMANIA: Former NBA superstar Jerry West has a from post-surgery complications, and the subsequent birth 103 wins in the past four seasons, including a 27-4 record state-of-the-art basketball mind that helped bring success of their daughter, Alexis. this year. Shellmire, a fiery player under the boards, and to the L.A. Lakers, Memphis Grizzlies, and currently the Brakken, a deadly perimeter shooter (44 percent Golden State Warriors. Fielding questions at a Santa Barbara from three-point range), both praise the influence Athletic Round Table fundraiser Monday night, West had of Chan. good things to say about players from Oscar Robertson, “Since our freshman year, she has been an unsung Elgin Baylor, and Michael Jordan to LeBron James, Kevin player, the glue player,” Brakken said.“I love how calm Durant, and James Harden (although he’s “never seen anyshe keeps me on the court. Without her, I would go body walk so much” as the Houston Rockets star). If he had insane.” Shellmire said, “Cora is one of the funniest to pick a coach, it would be San Antonio’s Gregg Popovich. people I’ve ever known.” The 78-year-old West waxed philosophical on other matIn the GSAC championship game, the 56 Chan ters.“I’m a vociferous reader,” he said, recommending books was quietly going about her business until the end of by Don Miguel Ruiz and Andy Andrews. He’s read volumes the third quarter, when she hit a three-pointer at the about Winston Churchill and FDR. “If you want to know buzzer to stem a rally by The Master’s. She was called about real leaders,” he said,“don’t look at the people we have today; look back decades.” “Dagger Lady” by the TV announcers.
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managed to ruffle some State Street feathers by proclaiming to one blog that Santa Barbara’s “food doesn’t taste very good.” There were also confusing claims that the restaurant was “very high-end dining” yet flip-flop appropriate. And though long-awaited, the opening was quite rushed at the end in order to start serving before the holidays. So Somerset became an easy target for online kvetching, both from the keep-L.A.-away contingent who disdain shiny, big-city aspirations and from the crowd of folks who balk at paying more than $20 for anything.
the best rack of lamb I’ve ever had, with tamarind-citrus glaze and a heavenly flaky kabocha squash gratin. That’s the work of Lauren Herman, who was born and raised in La Cañada, where her dad runs a hotrod shop full of flathead motors. She was spoiled by her mom’s from-scratch cooking, so much so that she dreaded eating at friends’ homes, and she opted for culinary school when she realized her brothers would take over the hot rods. Soon after graduation, she was working for Goin at Lucques, where she met Olufson, and eventually became chef de cuisine at AOC. After eight years learning from Goin, “it was time to start doing something else,” said Herman, who was considering her own L.A. restaurant. “We were about to sign a lease actually.” But AOC fan Steve Hermann had been telling her about his project in Santa Barbara since December 2015. So in August, Herman and Olufson — who married three years ago at the County Courthouse, which you can even see from Somerset — decided, “Let’s do an adventure,” and made the move north. Today, they live in Summerland. “We open the door and see the ocean every day,” said Herman.“I definitely feel than my insanity level has come down a bit.” It also helps that she has freedom in the kitchen. “This was always the food that I wanted to put forward,” said Herman, who works closely with her favorite farmers, including some who attended her wedding. “I definitely cook with French-Mediterranean inflections. You can touch on all of the countries and get so many flavors and dynamics. I want to cook good food that people crave — nothing too hoity-toity, keeping it approachable.” She believes her menu may be the most farmers’-market-driven in town and is proud to say it’s 90 percent or more organic, with a sustainable meat and fish program, too. But her deliciousness has strong competition, both from her wife’s almost magical desserts — try the churros with dipping sauces and horchata ice cream, or the impossibly airy crêpes, or, if it’s offered, the blood
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But those who enjoy excellent food, creative cocktails, well-curated wine lists, and knowledgeable service tend to float above such digital aspersions, and we’re finding all we could hope for inside Somerset. Hermann’s millions made for a tremendously glitzy interior, somewhere between Old Hollywood and fin de siècle Paris, while the patio — which was perfectly charming and peaceful in the Arts & Letters era — now also exudes a polished wine-country feel. The food, meanwhile, is sophisticated and stylized in line with modern menu trends yet familiar and addictive like home cooking. My recent favorite bites have included the spaghetti with uni, lobster bisque, and nori breadcrumbs, excellently briny with an al dente snap; refreshingly spiced gingered beets with coconut milk yogurt, tangerines, kumquats, and arugula; and
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here’s a restauranteering Justice League of sorts that recently assembled on East Anapamu Street, where the folks behind some of the country’s more exalted food and drink establishments are now running Somerset Restaurant, which opened at the end of 2016. Though not yet as famous as their former bosses, this superhero staff includes executive chef Lauren Herman (who worked for celeb chef Suzanne Goin at AOC and Lucques for eight years), pastry chef Christina Olufson (a nine-year Goin alum, and also Herman’s wife), and cocktail/spirits director George Piperis, who learned from mixology guru Julian Cox at Blue Tavern and Nuance on lower State Street and went on to open Cox’s The Fiscal Agent in Studio City, Timothy Hollingsworth’s Otium in Bunker Hill, and Miro in downtown L.A. Tying them all together is general manager/wine director Hayden Felice. He ran Tom Colicchio’s Craft and Craftbar empire in Manhattan for 11 years before moving in 2012 to Los Angeles, where he helped Roy Choi of Kogi taco truck fame launch the seven food and drink outlets at The Line hotel in Koreatown. They were lured to Santa Barbara by architectural designer, hotelier, and Montecito resident Steve Hermann, who purchased the former Arts & Letters Café in 2015 for more than $2 million from Frank Goss. Hermann spent more than a year and “millions” of dollars renovating the space in what’s being billed as a “European Grand Café” style, complete with 100-yearold olive trees in the iconic courtyard. (Incidentally, Hermann’s brother, Mark, worked as a sales rep at this newspaper for many years, but left last year to open a new hotel in Palm Springs, where Steve rejuvenated the historic L’Horizon Resort & Spa into a thriving scene.) In the run-up to Somerset’s opening, Steve Hermann, who’s lived in Montecito about eight years,
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rumor was recently spotted off in the distance from the observation deck of the Restaurant Guy food news control tower. Reader Bodie says he received word from someone in the corporate office of Islands Fine Burgers & Drinks that they just signed a lease to open a location in La Cumbre Plaza. I am told that construction is scheduled to get underway shortly. Islands Fine Burgers & Drinks is a burger restaurant established in West Los Angeles in 1982 that specializes in gourmet burgers and beer, freshcut fries, tropical drinks, and happy hour deals. As always, this rumor might be completely false or a brilliant forecast of future events. Your call.
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ar out—wherever may reside this welcomingly vague and infinitely desirable destination of hippie cool, Killer Kaya will take you there. They’re making music from the liquid light show era, accentuated with the positivity of a Santa Barbaran sun. First, there’s singer Apoorva Chiplunkar’s goose-bumpingly glorious voice that rings in the lineage of Grace Slick and Janis Joplin. Add in the unique guitar sounds of custom pedal-crafter Zach Rengert’s guitars, pair it with buoyant reggae-inspired brass from saxophonist Josh Sheltzer and trumpeter-keyboarder and fellow pedal manufacturer Cory Lund, and round it out by bass and drum grooves from Alex Pavellas and Eric Engel —there’s a reason they’ve shared a show bill with fellows such as Shuggie Otis. Killer Kaya will make an appearance at this weekend’s Starry Nites Festival, but to kick things off, you can also see them here in town with an official launch party at Velvet Jones on Friday, March 17, at 8 p.m., with Royal Suns, The Love Dimension, The Spiral Electric, and Afishinsea, a solidly rocking lineup of psychedelia grown both near and far. The show syncs up with a string of new singles from the band that burst forth in February with the Playback Recording Studio–minted piece “Understood,” released a month before the show.
You could say the band formed because they had good chemistry. Rengert moved to the area in June 2012 to finish his chemistry PhD and study solar energy at UCSB. There he met Engel, a chemistry tutor, and the two would jam together along with Pavellas. Engel shone a light on a student of his, Chiplunkar, who could sing, and while she admitted she “wasn’t the best chemistry student,” there was certainly a chemical reaction. The band started trading recommendations, from the best ’60s psychedelia to deep, dubby reggae cuts, and a love of music glued them together. “We are a fruition of science geeks and cat lovers,” Chiplunkar said. “For all of us, music has always been something that’s collaborative; there’s not really a band leader,” Rengert said. So good is their chemistry, in fact, that the band members share a house. Live, the communal experience of the band’s home extends to the audience, and Killer Kaya strives to engage. “We want people to pay attention,” said Chiplunkar, whose commanding voice took form under opera training before she found an expressive equivalent in the women of rock ’n’ roll. In their somewhat transcendental leanings, Killer Kaya brings to mind Ken Kesey hijinks aboard magic buses, but just as well in the straightforwardness of their recording;
the elements are kept separate and equally prominent, the instrumentation up-front and direct.“There are clean lines; you can hear it,” Chiplunkar said. “The trend right now is to over-saturate with 50 layers of reverb. With us, the sheer number of people gives you a big sound while being able to showcase the dif different people.” To that end, Rengert and Lund build their own pedals, primarily a variety of custom phasers and delays.“I love electronics and physics, and effects are very electronic,” said Rengert, who was “raised by a hippie,” a single mother in Florida, before moving westward. The lucky recipient of all this chemistry, of course, is the audience, as Killer Kaya irradiates the love-is-all-you-need ethos of bygone times with enough sonic updates to sound fresh. “I’m able to make music with people I love in a space and world we’ve created together,” Chiplunkar said, and the affection is felt. It’s an invitational in the way the best psychedelia is—a lure for loves untouched and realms unexplored. —Richie DeMaria
Killer Kaya plays with Royal Suns, The Love Dimension, The Spiral Electric Electric, and Afishinsea at Velvet Jones (423 State St.) on Friday, March 17, at 8 p.m., and at the Starry Nites Festival on Saturday, March 18. See velvet-jones.com and starrynitesfestival.com.
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“I love bringing the many different dance genres together and building a stronger dance community,” said Derrick Curtis, production director of the annual social dance showcase BASSH (sbassh.com). The annual event highlights myriad forms of social dance — i.e., dances that were created for participation rather than just performance — including competition ballroom, swing, salsa, hip-hop, jazz, aerial dance, and belly dancing. In addition to offerings from established schools such as The Dance Network, Santa Barbara Dance Center, and Arthur Murray Dance Center, the evening’s repertoire comprises performances choreographed by well-known dance teachers including Tamarr Paul, Miguel Hernandez, Hector Sanchez, Yulia Maluta, Daniel Rojo, Lloyd and Lisa Wyckoff, and UCSB Artistic Director of Dance Theater (and Indy Dance Award honoree) Christopher Pilafian. And a new genre has been added to this year’s global slate: contemporary Chinese dance. “Sino
West Performing Arts, under the direction of Dragon Sun, will present ‘Butterfly Love,’ a famous traditional Chinese love song with dancers Rebecca Li and Yin Lu,” said Curtis. Presenting a broad array of styles, BASSH offers audiences a unique look at the social dances that have developed throughout history and all over the world. However, the showcase serves another purpose, as well: “I want the audience to walk away inspired to move and maintain a healthy lifestyle through movement and dance,” said Curtis: BASSH performances take place Friday, March 17, 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, March 18, 2 and 7:30 p.m., at the New Vic (33 W. Victoria St.). For tickets, call 965-5400 or see newvictheater.com. A portion of this year’s proceeds will benefit La Cumbre Jr. High School’s Core Knowledge Ballroom Dance program. —Michelle Drown
S.B. FIELDS FOREVER: While Killer Kaya’s influences are unmistakably retro psychedelic, they have a sunny S.B. flair that makes them definitively different and excitingly contemporary.
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The seeds of Shane Koyczan’s public success were sown in the most private and secluded of places: the ink of his teenage journal pages. “When I first started writing, it was just journaling. I didn’t have anyone to talk to; I didn’t have any friends,” said the internationally renowned spoken-word artist who performs at SOhO Restaurant & Music Club on March 21. In the course of a lifetime, he has gone from being the classmate everyone else shut down and no one wanted to hear to being one of the most cherished voices on the spoken-word scene. He got here by being true to his truest feelings, no matter how revealing. “Anytime I get in front of an audience, there’s going to be a certain level of emotional nudity,” Koyczan said. With his deeply personal poetry, the Canadian slam poet has uplifted audiences multimillion-strong in artfully conveying his most vulnerable feelings with meditations on bullying, body image, and death. His piece “To This Day” has become a global must-read. “In school, I was very isolated, set apart from everyone else … What this has done has sort of showed me is that there are tons of people who are dealing with the same thing,” he said. “It makes the world seem a little smaller and tighter. All of a sudden, you’re making strangers less strange, and that’s a pretty rewarding feeling.” Koyczan has had to go deep within himself, and continues to uncover layers of character as yet unvoiced. “It’s all about excavation — the jewels that we unearth that are the brightest and most precious are the ones we have to dig deepest for,” he said. Recently, he reconnected with his dad, resulting in perhaps his most challenging subject matter to date. “I didn’t know him at all growing up, and what I’ve discovered is it’s dangerously easy to be angry at someone you don’t know, especially when you don’t know their story,” he said. —RD
Shane Koyczan performs Tuesday, March 21, 8 p.m., with Jamie DeWolf DeWolf, at SOhO Restaurant & Music Club (1221 State St.). See sohosb.com.
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our or five years ago, I started doing a song that’s not just “Superman 2.” I wrote 150 symphony shows, and [they were] songs, and it took me two years to write “100 going so well, we wanted to try to take Years.” Once I wrote it, I didn’t know if it was that format to smaller markets,” explained going to be a hit or not, but you have this kind John Ondrasik, the singer/songwriter who of innate sense where this song can stand on records under the moniker Five for Fighting, its own. And if “Superman” never existed, this who will perform March 19 at the Lobero would be my calling card. Theatre. Ondrasik (a k a Five for Fighting) burst on I would think it would be hard not to chase that fame, the scene in the early 2000s with his mega-hit that exhilaration. I have a lot of colleagues that songs “Superman (It’s Not Easy)” and “100 were successful in the 2000s, the bands that Years.” In the 15 years since, he has not only made a lot of headway in radio, and a lot of maintained a thriving career in music but also those artists are my age — you know, around branched out to public speaking gigs (check 50, late forties — and they are still trying to do out his TEDx talk) and charity work, and is it the same way. And they are really struggling. Not just struggling with even dabbling in television. the business — kind of In a recent phone intermentally, too. You get view from his home in Los Angeles, Ondrasik and I spoiled; you get used to spoke about writing hit having these accolades songs, adapting to the and having these ticket ever-changing music busisales, and all that goes ness, and playing for the into your ego of havby Michelle Drown NHL’s 100th anniversary ing a hit song, and then gala, among other topics. that kind of goes away. The following are some snippets of our If your self-esteem is all wrapped up in that, conversation. (For the entire interview, see you’re going to have a problem. independent.com/fiveforfighting.) I read that you’re interested in writing a musical for I saw you play “Superman” with the string quartet Broadway. Well, I’m dabbling. And what that on YouTube, and it really changed the dynamic of means is I’m working on various projects. the song. If you’re blessed enough to be able to I just had one [musical] that I spent a year have a popular song, the reality is you’re going and a half on that went under, which sucks, to play that song maybe 10,000 times in your but that’s the nature [of it] … And when I say career, and so you look for ways to change it went under, we worked a year and a half on it, up and make it fresh for you … It’s fun to play and then the rights holders pulled the rights the hits that way, but for me the real joy is to … It’s like my early days in the music busiplay songs like “Two Lights” and “Devil in ness. I spent 10 years before I had a hit, and the Wishing Well,” where, frankly, the string on any journey, there’s going to be pitfalls. I arrangements are so crucial to the song … It don’t know if the Broadway thing will ever allows me to play songs that I’ve never played work out, but I think it’s something I can do and I’m going to continue to do it. I sold a TV live before. show, so I’m kind of dabbling in TV, as well… After the success of “Superman,” was there a lot of Stuff like [this show], the musicals, those kind pressure to write that next hit? “100 Years” was on of give me reasons to write songs that people the album after “Superman,” but it took two can hear that aren’t subject to radio. These years [to write]. What happens is you have a days, radio is still so important, and the reality hit song and the record label wants to capital- is I’ve kind of aged out of radio. As much as ize on that momentum, so they want another people don’t like to admit that, we songwritalbum very quickly. So what a lot of writers do ers, we kind of age out, and we are looking for is regurgitate the hit. … It’s really hard to have other ways that we can write songs and have that patience and that discipline to try to write people hear them.
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aking his Santa Barbara debut last Thursday, March 9, at the Music Academy of the West’s Hahn Hall, Igor Levit gave a masterful concert that featured compositions by Frederic Rzewski and Beethoven. The audience was delighted by Levit’s rendition of Beethoven’s 33 Variations on At the Music a Waltz by Anton Academy of the West’s Hahn Hall, Diabelli, which was featured on Thu., Mar. 9. his third studio album and was the winner of Gramophone’s 2016 Instrumental Award. The performance was immediately impressive as Levit had the 33 Variations memorized, and it was apparent that there was a strong emotional connection to the composition. Fingers moved in a frenzy during the more intense variations and delicately during the softer intervals. Levit played with a dramatic flair, pausing before the beginning of each variation, leaving the audience in suspense until & entertainment his energetic hands flew across the keys.
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TafelmusIk Baroque orchesTra Sinfonia in G Minor, performed by Tafelmusik’s James Johnstone. The concert’s second half acted as a music lesson, with the orchestra demonstrating the power of canons found in the first eight notes of the Goldberg Variations, to Williams’s articulate explanation of how the featured instruments were created, from material sourcing to physical construction. The evening’s high point was a magnificent rendition of the Brandenburg Concerto first movement, jovial in melody and the orchestra’s clear enjoyment of performing the piece. Fascinating, the concert’s verbal discourse on the creation of music paired with such orchestral talent made for quite the unforgettable evening. — Gabriel Tanguay
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The concert’s second piece, Rzewski’s contemporary Dreams, Part II, was a more experimental piece in which each movement explored a different theme, including bells and fireflies. Austere and unique, Dreams, Part II created an interesting dichotomy against Beethoven’s 33 Variations and showcased Levit’s ability to create two different moods. Jovial by nature, Levit received a standing ovation for his performance, sharing with Santa Barbara his honest passion for the piano. — GT
had to do with the constantly shifting array of styles exhibited, almost like a history of tap in miniature. Also charming was how tuned in the dancers had to be to the acoustics of the Granada; they turned the hall itself into an instrument, and it sounded incredible. “ETM: Double Down” involved special tap boards constructed with contact mics that acted as triggers for various digital samples and effects. Though it sounds complicated, what it created was simple and remarkably coherent—a fascinating band with percussionists and instrumentalists who participate in the music making by tapping their feet. Singer Aaron Marcellus really upped the game of the ensemble, and the sound they were able to create was stunning. — Charles Donelan
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here’s so much innovation and cross-referencing in contemporary dance currently that it’s almost more unusual to see a company that’s devoted to a pure version of one genre than it is to see things mashed up. With Dorrance Dance, you get both. The first half of the program, “SOUNDspace” (2013), was about as pure as you can get — it used no music other than tapping feet and body percussion. After intermission, the same dancers came back, accompanied by musicians and fascinating technology for a new work called “ETM: Double Down.” It was just as extreme but in the opposite direction, mixing not only dance styles but also sound sources, roles, and genres. Taken together, these Presented by UCSB works served to indiArts & Lectures. At cate the immense range the Granada Theatre, of imaginative possiWed., Mar. 8. bilities that Michelle Dorrance and her company are bringing to contemporary dance through tap. From an early segment, in which only the dancers’ lower legs were lit, to a late sequence involving the sounds made by dropping large chains,“SOUNDspace” threw off one surprise after another. In part, the consistency with which this tap-only piece held one’s attention
charismatic leader devoid of principles seduces his way to ultimate power only to self-destruct in a cataclysm of futility. We can only hope, right? But this is not a fantasy about contemporary America; it’s the plot of Shakespeare’s Richard III, which received a fine and Presented by Lit fascinating staging at Moon Theatre Co. At Westmont College Westmont’s Porter on Friday, March 10, Theatre, Fri., Mar. 10. courtesy of Lit Moon Theatre Company’s women’s auxiliary division. With uncanny prescience in regard to such recent developments as the gigantic women’s marches in Washington and elsewhere, John Blondell has devised a Richard III that skewers masculine pretensions by offering four women the opportunity to inhabit the halls of power and expose the machinations of the men who run things. Marie Ponce-De Leon stars as the irrepressible Richard of Gloucester, and she brings a winning combination of delicate, unforced line readings and a vivid, original physical characterization to the role that
allow her to easily sidestep the common scenery-chewing pitfalls of playing Shakespeare’s first great villain. The rest of the roles are doubled and tripled by Victoria Finlayson, Paige Tautz, and Nina Sallinen. Blondell has adapted the script in his inimitable fashion, turning the Bard’s original five-act drama into “five one-acts about Richard III.” To understand the impact of the director’s huge cuts and radical blocking, it’s useful to look at one instance of this process of “free extraction.” In place of the extraordinary scene in Act 1 of Shakespeare’s original, depicting the wooing of Anne (Victoria Finlayson), this version presents a kind of pantomime in which Anne begins by extending a bold middle finger at the man who has already done her so much harm. As the silent sequence goes on, Richard turns her around and slowly folds that finger down to be replaced by the one next to it, on which he places a ring. As performed by Finlayson and Ponce-De Leon, it’s a tour de force of sophisticated implication and makes a delightful substitute for the missing lines. — CD independent.com
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(Apr. 20-May 20): I hope you will consider buying yourself some early birthday presents. The celebration is weeks away, but you need some prodding, instigative energy now. It’s crucial that you bring a dose of the starting-fresh spirit into the ripening projects you’re working on. Your mood might get overly cautious and serious unless you infuse it with the spunk of an excited beginner. Of course, only you know what gifts would provide you with the best impetus, but here are suggestions to stimulate your imagination: a young cactus; a jack-in-the-box; a rock with the word “sprout” written on it; a decorated marble egg; a fox mask; a Photoshopped image of you flying through the air like a superhero.
(July 23-Aug. 22): I like rowdy, extravagant longing as much as anyone. I enjoy being possessed by a heedless greed for too much of everything that feels rapturous: delectable food, mysterious sex, engrossing information, liberating intoxication, and surprising conversations that keep me guessing and improvising for hours. But I am also a devotee of simple, sweet longing … pure, watchful, patient longing … open-hearted longing that brims with innocence and curiosity and is driven as much by the urge to bless as to be blessed. That’s the kind I recommend you explore and experiment with in the coming days.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Many Geminis verbalize profusely and acrobatically. They enjoy turning their thoughts into speech and love to keep social situations lively with the power of their agile tongues. Aquarians and Sagittarians may rival your tribe for the title of The Zodiac’s Best Bullshitters, but I think you’re in the top spot. Having heaped that praise on you, however, I must note that your words don’t always have as much influence as they have entertainment value. You sometimes impress people more than you impact them. But here’s the good news: In the coming weeks, that could change. I suspect your fluency will carry a lot of clout.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Your world is more spacious than it has been in a long time. Congrats! I love the way you have been pushing yourself out of your comfort zone and into the wilder frontier. For your next trick, here’s my suggestion: Anticipate the parts of you that may be inclined to close down again when you don’t feel as brave and free as you do now. Then gently clamp open those very parts. If you calm your fears before they break out, maybe they won’t break out at all.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You know that forbidden fruit you’ve had your eyes on? Maybe it isn’t so forbidden any more. It could even be evolving toward a state where it will be both freely available and downright healthy for you to pluck. But there’s also a possibility that it’s simply a little less risky than it was before. And it may never become a fully viable option. So here’s my advice: Don’t grab and bite into that forbidden fruit yet. Keep monitoring the situation. Be especially attentive to the following questions: Do you crave the forbidden fruit because it would help you flee a dilemma you haven’t mustered the courage to escape from? Or because it would truly be good for you to partake of the forbidden fruit?
(Sept. 23-Oct. 22): I expect you will get more than your usual share of both sweetness and tartness in the coming days. Sometimes one or the other will be the predominant mode, but on occasion they will converge to deliver a complex brew of WOW!-meetsWTF! Imagine chunks of sour apples in your vanilla fudge ripple ice cream. Given this state of affairs, there’s no good reason for you to be blandly kind or boringly polite. Use a saucy attitude to convey your thoughtfulness. Be as provocative as you are tender. Don’t just be nice — be impishly and subversively nice.
(Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Born in the African nation of Burkina Faso, Malidoma Somé is a teacher who writes books and offers workshops to Westerners interested in the spiritual traditions of his tribe. In his native Dagaare language, his first name means “he who befriends the stranger/enemy.” I propose that we make you an honorary “Malidoma” for the next three weeks. It will be a favorable time to forge connections, broker truces, and initiate collaborations with influences you have previous considered foreign or alien.
(Jan. 20-Feb. 18): EVERY relationship has problems. No exceptions. In the beginning, all may be calm and bright, but eventually cracks will appear. Here’s the corollary to that rule: EVERY partner is imperfect. Regardless of how cool, kind, attractive, or smart they may seem in the early stages, they will eventually unveil their unique flaws and troubles. Does this mean that all togetherness is doomed? That it’s forever impossible to create satisfying unions? The answer is HELL, NO! — especially if you keep the following principles in mind: Choose a partner whose problems are: (1) interesting; (2) tolerable; (3) useful in prodding you to grow; (4) all of the above.
(Oct. 23-Nov. 21): “I want to gather your darkness in my hands, to cup it like water and drink.” So says Jane Hirshfield in her poem “To Drink.” I bet she was addressing a Scorpio. Does any other sign of the zodiac possess a sweet darkness that’s as delicious and gratifying as yours? Yes, it’s true that you also harbor an unappetizing pocket of darkness, just like everyone else. But that sweet kind — the ambrosial, enigmatic, exhilarating stuff — not only is safe to imbibe but also can be downright healing. In the coming days, I hope you’ll share it generously with worthy recipients.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Saturn has been in your sign steadily since September 2015 and will continue to be there until December 2017. Some traditional astrologers might say you are in a phase of downsizing and self-restraint. They’d encourage you to be extra strict and serious and dutiful. To them, the ringed planet is an exacting task-master. There are some grains of truth in this perspective, but I like to emphasize a different tack. I say that if you cooperate with the rigors of Saturn, you’ll be inspired to become more focused and decisive and disciplined as you shed any flighty or reckless tendencies you might have. Yes, Saturn can be adversarial if you ignore its commands to be faithful to your best dreams. But if you respond gamely, it will be your staunch ally.
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THE SENSE OF AN ENDING C Fri to Sun: 12:35, 2:35, 5:10, 8:00; Mon to Thu: 2:35, 5:10, 8:00
H BEAUTY AND THE BEAST B Fri to Sun: 10:00, H THE BELKO EXPERIMENT E 11:00, 1:00, 2:00, 4:00, 5:00, 7:00, 8:00, 9:55; Mon to Thu: 12:00, 1:00, 2:35, 5:45, 8:00 2:00, 4:00, 5:00, 7:00, 8:00, 9:55 THE SHACK C 2:45, 4:50, 7:45 H BEAUTY AND THE BEAST IN DISNEY DIGITAL 3D B Fri to Sun: 12:00, 3:00, THE LEGO BATMAN 6:05, 9:00; Mon to Wed: 3:00, 6:05, MOVIE B Fri to Wed: 2:30, 5:00, 9:00; Thu: 3:00 PM 7:30; Thu: 2:30, 5:00 H KONG: SKULL ISLAND C Fri to Sun: 10:10, H CHIPS E Thu: 7:30 PM 12:50, 4:30, 7:10, 9:50; Mon to Thu: 12:50, 4:30, 7:10, 9:50
Movie Guide PREmiERES Beauty and the Beast (129 mins., PG) Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, and Luke Evans star in Disney’s highly anticipated live-action, musical version of the famous fairy tale about a young woman named Belle who sees that, despite his beastly appearance, the Beast has the soul of a prince. Camino Real (2D and 3D)/ Fiesta 5 (2D and 3D)/Metro 4 (2D)
Kedi (80 mins., NR) This documentary follows the lives of the seven cats who live on the streets of Istanbul, Turkey, with interviews of the people who care for and interact with them. Paseo Nuevo Life (103 mins., R) Six astronauts living on a space station get more than they bargained for when they study some soil samples from Mars and unwittingly unleash a hostile alien force. Camino Real/Fiesta 5 (Opens Thu., Mar. 23)
The Belko Experiment (88 mins., R) It’s a game of kill or be killed in this horror film that involves a social experiment on 80 American business people being held hostage inside an office building in Bogota, Colombia. Fairview/Metro 4
CHIPS (100 mins., R) Dax Shepard wrote, directed, and stars in this reboot of the 1970s television series that featured Los Angeles highway patrol officers Frank “Ponch” Poncherello and Jon Baker. Michael Peña, Adam Brody, and Kristen Bell also star. Metro 4 (Opens Thu., Mar. 23)
Donald Cried (85 mins., NR) Kris Avedisian wrote, directed, and stars in this dramedy about a man who returns to his hometown after his grandmother’s passing and reunites with his long-lost childhood friend Donald, which turns a simple visit into a journey into the past. Plaza de Oro
Power Rangers (124 mins., PG-13) A reboot of the Power Rangers franchise, this iteration is essentially a reimagining of their origin story. Camino Real/Fiesta 5 (Opens Thu., Mar. 23)
The Sense of an Ending (108 mins., PG-13)
Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling, Emily Mortimer, and Michelle Dockery star in this film version based on the novel of the same name about a man whose haunted past tugs at him, causing him to rethink his current life situation. Paseo Nuevo
NOW SHOWiNG O Get Out (103 mins., R) Director Jordan Peele’s terrifying debut horror flick takes the genre to a new level, playing with themes outside of the traditional blood, guts, and shrieks of terror from unsuspecting victims.
METRO 4 From the beginning, its protagonist, Chris (Daniel Kaluuya), is on edge, almost as if he knows what he is getting into when his seemingly perfect white girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), invites him home to meet her parents. Subtle yet intentional derogatory remarks made toward Chris from her wealthy, white parents and their neighbors don’t surprise him. But what is eerie is the robotic mannerisms and dated language used by the three other black people he meets, and his girlfriend’s willful ignorance toward the racial dynamic. Things really start to go wrong when Rose’s mother (Catherine Keener) hypnotizes Chris to get him to quit smoking, prompting him to surrender his conscious, free-thinking self to his traumatic past. The film poetically plays out the following events as if his fate was premeditated because of his disposition as a black man. Get Out taps into our underlying fears using humor, but what will scare you the most depends on which lens you see it through. (SM) Camino Real/Metro 4
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H BEAUTY AND THE BEAST B Fri to Sun: 11:45, 2:45, 5:45, 8:45; Mon to Thu: 2:45, 5:45, 8:45 H THE BELKO EXPERIMENT E Fri to Sun: 12:00, 2:55, 5:10, 7:35, 9:55; Mon to Thu: 2:55, 5:10, 7:35 LOGAN E Fri to Sun: 12:20, 3:25, 6:30, 9:35; Mon to Thu: 2:15, 5:20, 8:30 GET OUT E Fri to Sun: 12:10, 2:15, 4:45, 7:15, 9:45; Mon to Wed: 3:00, 5:30, 8:00; Thu: 3:00, 5:30
KEDI I Fri to Sun: 12:30, 3:30, 5:55, 7:45; Mon to Thu: 3:30, 5:55, 7:45 A UNITED KINGDOM C Fri to Sun: 12:50, 5:35; Mon to Thu: 5:35 PM LION C 3:10, 8:15
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LOGAN E Fri to Sun: 10:20, 1:25, 3:35, 6:50, 10:05; Mon to Thu: 1:25, H BEAUTY AND THE BEAST B 3:35, 6:50, 10:05 Fri: 10:15, 12:30, 1:15, 3:30, 4:15, 6:30, 7:15, 9:30, 10:15; Sat: 9:30, 10:15, 12:30, GET OUT E Fri to Sun: 11:45, 1:15, 3:30, 4:15, 6:30, 7:15, 9:30, 10:15; 2:15, 4:45, 7:15, 9:45; Sun: 9:30, 10:15, 12:30, 1:15, 3:30, 4:15, Mon to Wed: 2:15, 4:45, 7:15, 9:45; 6:30, 7:15, 9:30; Mon to Wed: 12:30, 1:15, Thu: 2:15, 4:45, 9:45 3:30, 4:15, 6:30, 7:15; Thu: 12:30, 1:15, 3:30, 4:15, 7:15 H LIFE Thu: 7:00 PM H BEAUTY AND THE BEAST H POWER RANGERS C IN DISNEY DIGITAL 3D B Thu: 7:05, 9:40 Fri to Sun: 11:00, 2:00, 5:00, 8:00; Mon to Thu: 2:00, 5:00, 8:00
H KONG: SKULL ISLAND C Fri to Sun: 11:10, 10:05; Mon to Thu: 1:50, 7:25
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H KONG: SKULL ISLAND 3D C Fri to Sun: 1:50, 4:40, 7:25; Mon to Thu: 4:40 PM
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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 AfricanAmerican 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
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The King is back—bigger, but not better, than ever. Kong: Skull Island hits many of the sweet spots of its previous incarnations, with the hairy lug satisfyingly picking off cocky grunts with assault rifles, wrestling monsters across landscapes that time forgot, and getting lovey with the leading lady (this time without the groping). But it misses the mark in one inexcusable way—Kong never leaves his home island, which always offered the most allegorically interesting moments in the seven other King Kong films. And the screen feels a little too small to fit both a giant ape and a crowded group of marquee actors—Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, John Goodman, John C. Reilly, and Samuel L. Jackson. The effect is a dizzying mishmash of CGI and close-ups that leaves too little room to breathe. Kong should have just been left alone, like he’s always wanted. (TH)
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O The Lego Batman Movie (104 mins., PG)
The Lego Movie of 2014 was a surprise smash hit with children and adults alike. Audiences were enamored of the catchy tunes, spectacularly nostalgic concepts, and stellar animation and voice acting. The follow-up, or rather spin-off, The Lego Batman Movie is a well-executed follow-through on most of what made the original so successful. This time, the live-action bits are cut out and the story lives entirely in the realm of fiction: Batman’s fictional Gotham to be exact. As our hero deals with his storied villains, he must also deal with commitment issues and the meaning of family. The reverence with which the directors handle the Batman lore in all of its absurdity shows a care that only fans of the series could pull off. Even if you never saw The Lego Movie, take it upon yourself to visit the theaters for this one. (JT) Fairview
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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, the boy gets adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty years later, Saroo (portrayed by a soulful, melodramatic Dev Patel) goes looking for his birth mother with the aid of Google Earth. Based on a true story, the movie is both timely (80,000 children go missing in India each year) and timeless (a perfect cinematic depiction of every mother’s worst nightmare). Alternating between heartbreaking and hopeful, Lion is deeply moving. The cast includes Nicole Kidman and Rooney Mara. (HDK) Paseo Nuevo
O Logan (137 mins., R) Set in the year 2029, Logan finds superhero-turned-limo-driver Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) holed up in a remote Mexican hideout and caring for an ailing Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart). When a young mutant named Laura (Dafne Keen) seeks their help, the trio sets out on a dysfunctional road trip across America, with mutant-hunting heavies hot on their trail. From the film’s brutal, expletive-laden opening, director James Mangold makes explicit this is no
Paterson country for old X-Men and no movie for young children. Drawing from westerns like Shane and Unforgiven, Logan is a surprisingly understated and mature film that smartly avoids the gratuitous exposition, tie-ins, one-liners, destruction porn, and other clichés that take up so much screen time in superhero movies with less guts and grit. Instead, we are treated to a tense, tender, exceptionally well-crafted character study and meditation on violence that goes for the jugular and tugs at the heartstrings with equal force. (JF) Camino Real/Metro 4
O Paterson (118 mins., R) Before seeing this film, it helps to know that writer/director Jim Jarmusch drew inspiration for Paterson after poet Williams Carlos Williams’s epic, fivevolume poem of the same name, particularly its first line: “a man is indeed a city, and for the poet there are no ideas but in things.” The film follows Paterson (Adam Driver), a city bus driver, on his daily commute as he overhears passengers’ stories and writes heartfelt poems inspired by the everyday objects he comes across and by his girlfriend (Golshifteh Farahani), who wishes he would publish his works and so share his hidden talent with the world. A week in Paterson’s life moves slow, and nothing terribly dramatic occurs, but meditative montages set to his melancholic poems create a Zen environment for the audience to self-reflect on the very real relationships and emotions portrayed in the film. This is a beautiful, artistic film about poetry, love, human nature, and how to capture it in a single stanza. (SM)
The Shack 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 A United Kingdom (111 mins., PG-13) David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike star in this biopic about the 1948 interracial marriage of Prince Seretse Khama of Botswana and Ruth Williams, a white Londoner, which angered his family, the South African government, and the Britain government, to which Botswana was a protectorate. Paseo Nuevo
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A United Kingdom The above films are playing in Santa Barbara FRIDAY, March 17, through THURSDAY, March 23. Descriptions followed by initials—JF (Jackson Friedman), HDK (Hilary Dole Klein), SM (Savanna Mesch), JT (Jordon Thompson), and Josef Woodard (JW)—have have been taken from our critics’ reviews, which can be read in full at independent.com. The sym symbol O indicates the film is recommended. The symbol indicates a new review. (NOTE: The Riviera Theatre is closed for renovations.)
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Legals Administer of Estate NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: SHIRLEY WADLEY, aka SHIRLEY ADELE WADLEY CASE NO: 17PR00075 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent 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 representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’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 authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The Independent administration authority will be granted unless an Interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A Hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: on 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 contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE‑154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special Notice 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. 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 representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’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 authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The Independent administration authority will be granted unless an Interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A Hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: on 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 contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE‑154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special Notice 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, beneficiaries, 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 representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’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 authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The Independent administration authority will be granted unless an Interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A Hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: on 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
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petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE‑154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special Notice 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.
FBN Abandonment STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following Fictitious Business Name is being abandoned: LA HACIENDA at 298 Pine Ave Goleta, CA 93117 The original statement for use of this Fictitious Business Name was filed 01/08/2015 in the County of Santa Barbara. Original file no. 2015‑0000082. The person (s) or entities abandoning use of this name are as follows: Karina Rodriguez 4583 Camino Molinero Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Jorge Rodriguez (same address) This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 10 2017, I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office, Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Tara Jayasinghe. Published. Mar 16, 23, 30. Apr 6 2017. STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following Fictitious Business Name is being abandoned: BONFIRE COLLECTIVE at 1827 Bath Street #A Santa Barbara, CA 93101 The original statement for use of this Fictitious Business Name was filed 07/02/2012 in the County of Santa Barbara. Original file no. 2012‑0001943. The person (s) or entities abandoning use of this name are as follows: Roxanne Brittain 1827 Bath Street #A Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Zachary T. King (same address) This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 10 2017, I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office, Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Noe Solis. Published. Mar 16, 23, 30. Apr 6 2017.
Fictitious Business Name Statement FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: 22 WEST REALTORS at 1207 Del Mar Ave Santa Barbara, CA 93109; George F. Logan Jr. 114 W 32nd St. Vancouver, WA 98660 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: George F. Logan Jr This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 17, 2017. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Noe Solis. FBN Number: 2017‑0000504. Published: Feb 23. Mar 2, 9, 16 2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ARTHUR MURRAY DANCE STUDIO at 222 W Carrillo St. Unit C Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Sertenly Dancing 22841 Tindaya Mission Viejo, CA 92692 This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 10, 2017. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2017‑0000437. Published: Feb 23. Mar 2, 9, 16 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: HASKELLS DESIGNS at 10693 Calle Quebrada Goleta, CA 93117; Thomas Edward Modugno (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Tom Modugno This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 13, 2017. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Christine Potter. FBN Number: 2017‑0000447. Published: Feb 23. Mar 2, 9, 16 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SIMPLIFY, SIMPLIFY ONE at 3470 Dickson Dr. Orcutt, CA 93455; Alicia S. Paul (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Alicia Paul This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 03, 2017. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Mary Soto. FBN Number: 2017‑0000374. Published: Feb 23. Mar 2, 9, 16 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: 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: 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: 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.
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BODY INTELLIGENCE, SANTA BARBARA DANCE TRIBE, EMBODY, SOMATIC SUNDAY SCHOOL, INSPIRATIA, WISE WOMEN UNITE at 1530 Mission Canyon Road Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Church of Inspiratia (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Joe E. Margolis, Sec. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 14, 2017. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Noe Solis. FBN Number: 2017‑0000469. Published: Feb 23. Mar 2, 9, 16 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: 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: 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: 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 statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 28, 2017. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Mary Soto. FBN Number: 2017‑0000597. Published: Mar 2, 9, 16, 23 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: 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: EK EVENTS at 201 Ladera Street Apt 15 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Mimmi Karlsson (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 27, 2017. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2017‑0000588. Published: Mar 2, 9, 16, 23 2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: VESALIUS FOUNDATION at 1111 Chapala Street Suite 200 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Santa Barbara Foundation (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Jonathan Bower, Agent. Ronald V. Gallo President & CEO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 24, 2017. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2017‑0000570. Published: Mar 2, 9, 16, 23 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: 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 conducted by an Individual Signed: John McManigal This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 23, 2017. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jessica Sheaff. FBN Number: 2017‑0000551. Published: Mar 2, 9, 16, 23 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: GRID MAMMAL CRAFTS 319 Lloyd Ave Apt E Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Meghan Eleanor McNeal (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: 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: 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: FEDERAL DRUG COMPANY at 3327 State St Santa Barbara, CA 93101; William Mac Donald 1023 San Antonio Creek Rd. Santa Barbara, CA 93111 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 22, 2017. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Tara Jayasinghe. FBN Number: 2017‑0000541. Published: Mar 2, 9, 16, 23 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CAFE ANA at 1201 Anacapa Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Maxwell Hospitality, LLC 2020 Alameda Padre Serra, Ste 223 Santa Barbara, CA 93103 This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Feb 22, 2017. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Tara Jayasinghe. FBN Number: 2017‑0000538. Published: Mar 2, 9, 16, 23 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: 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: 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: 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: 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 statement 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: 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: 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 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: 2017‑0000612. 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: ARTEMIS STUDIOS CREATIVE AGENCY at 438 Venado Dr Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Cynthia Elaine Kennedy (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: 2017‑0000633. 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 business is conducted by an Corporation 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 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: 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 business 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: 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: 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 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: 2017‑0000688. 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: 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 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: 2017‑0000619. 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 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: 2017‑0000676. 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: SEASONS, SEASONS PATH at 618 W. Ortega Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Macias FCC 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 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: 2017‑0000699. Published: Mar 16, 23, 30. Apr 6 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ZAC GONZALEZ LANDSCAPING at 2720 Las Positas Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Zacarias Gonzalez (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Zacarias Gonzales This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 09, 2017. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Tania Paredes‑Sadler. FBN Number: 2017‑0000723. Published: Mar 16, 23, 30. Apr 6 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: INSPIRED ANSWERS, ISLA VISTA LIVING at 280 King Daniel Ln Goleta, CA 93117‑1232; Brian Bailey (same address) Terri Bailey (same address) This business is conducted by A Married Couple Signed: Brian Bailey This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 09, 2017. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2017‑0000735. Published: Mar 16, 23, 30. Apr 6 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: G.T. ORNAMENTAL IRON WORKS at 375 Pine Ave Goleta, CA 93117; Thomas A. Easter 271 Aspen Way Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Gloria Uribe‑Easter (same address) This business is conducted by A Married Couple Signed: Gloria Uribe‑Easter 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 Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2017‑0000630. Published: Mar 16, 23, 30. Apr 6 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: TRAPPKICKS at 4218 Encore Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Christopher Johnson 2400 De La Vina St #4 Santa Barbara, CA 93105 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Christopher Johnson This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 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 Christine Potter. FBN Number: 2017‑0000659. Published: Mar 16, 23, 30. Apr 6 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CAMI MARKETING & DESIGN, CHIERICI & ASSOCIATES PROPERTY SERVICES, CHIERICI & ASSOCIATES REALESTATE at 1187 Coast Village Road Suite 461 Montecito, CA 93108; Chierici, Inc 31915 Rancho California Rd #200‑307 Temecula, CA 92591 This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 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: 2017‑0000741. Published: Mar 16, 23, 30. Apr 6 2017.
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: LA CHEFFE WINE CO. at 219 W. Islay #2 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Blake Sillix (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 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 Jessica Sheaff. FBN Number: 2017‑0000754. Published: Mar 16, 23, 30. Apr 6 2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CITIZENDAAC, EARTH DATA RESCUE at 417 Samarkand Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93105; New Media Studio, 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 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: 2017‑0000762. Published: Mar 16, 23, 30. Apr 6 2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: PROLOGISTIX, RESOURCE MFG at 3820 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Real Time Staffing Services, 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 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: 2017‑0000617. Published: Mar 16, 23, 30. Apr 6 2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: TRADE, TRADE BRAND at 510 Meigs Rd. Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Christina M. Rivera (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Christina M. Rivera 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: 2017‑0000511. Published: Mar 16, 23, 30. Apr 6 2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: DRAIN MASTERS at 5983 Cuesta Verde Goleta, CA 93117; Chris Dorn & Sons, 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 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: 2017‑0000747. Published: Mar 16, 23, 30. Apr 6 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MFI at 331 Conejo Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Manny (Manuel) Fernandez Jr. (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Manny Fernandez 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 Tara Jayasinghe. FBN Number: 2017‑0000557. Published: Mar 16, 23, 30. Apr 6 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BASIL’S SANTA BARBARA at 608 Anacapa St Santa Barbara, CA 93101; RBG Restaurants Inc. 18123 Strathern St Reseda, CA 91335 This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Rosemary Klein, President 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: 2017‑0000606. Published: Mar 16, 23, 30. Apr 6 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: GOOD SEED COFFEE BOUTIQUE at 1452 Edison St Santa Ynez, CA 93460; Brad Williams (same address) Leyla Williams (same address) This business is conducted by a Married Couple Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 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: 2017‑0000766. Published: Mar 16, 23, 30. Apr 6 2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: AMA SEABEAUTY & FACE BAR at 506 State St Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Pharmersea, LLC 299 Ravenscroft Dr. Goleta, CA 93117 This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 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: 2017‑0000771. Published: Mar 16, 23, 30. Apr 6 2017.
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 indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING Apr 26, 2017 9:30 am, Dept 6, Courthouse, SANTA BARBARA SUPERIOR COURT HOUSE 1100 Anacapa St. Santa Barbara, CA 93121‑1107 Anacapa Division A copy of this order to Show Cause shall be published in the Independent, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition. Dated Feb 20, 2017. by Judge James E. Herman of the Superior Court. Published. Mar 2, 9, 16, 23 2017. 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 indicated 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 newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition. Dated Feb 20, 2017. by Judge James E. Herman of the Superior Court. Published. Mar 9, 16, 23, 30 2017. AMENDED IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF PAMELA JOAN SHAW HANAS TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 16CV05865 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: PAMELA JOAN SHAW HANAS TO: PAMELA JOAN SHAW THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING Apr 12, 2017 9:30 am, Dept 6, Courthouse, SANTA BARBARA SUPERIOR COURT HOUSE 1100 Anacapa St. Santa Barbara, CA 93121‑1107 Anacapa Division A copy of this order to Show Cause shall be published in the Independent, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition. Dated Mar 07, 2017. by Pauline Maxwell of the Superior Court. Published. Mar 16, 23, 30. Apr 6 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 information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this Summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use your for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self‑Help Center(www. courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), the California Courts Online Self‑Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.g ov/ selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. Tiene 30 DIAS DE CALENDARIO despues de que le entreguen esta citacion y papeles legales papa presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se
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entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefonica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y mas information en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.c ourtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp/ espanol/), en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede mas cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario de la corte que le de un formulario de exencion de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podra quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin mas advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remision a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (www. lawhelpcalifornia.org), en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/ selfhelp/espanol/) o poniendose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. CASE NO: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 plaintiff without an attorney, is: (El nombre, la direccion, y el numero de telefono del abogado del demandante que no tiene abogado es): The name and address of the court is: Santa Barbara Superior Court (El nombre y direccion de la corte es): 1100 Anacapa Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101. 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.
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