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Just-added Free Events from Arts & Lectures Co-presented with the Walter H. Capps Center for the Study of Ethics, Religion, and Public Life The 2017 Hamdani World Harmony Lecture
An Evening with the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Sat, Apr 8 / 7:30 PM (note special time) / Campbell Hall / FREE
“In the most trying circumstances, both before and during the Arab spring, Tawakkol Karman has played a leading part in the struggle for women’s rights and for democracy and peace in Yemen.”
– The Norwegian Nobel Committee
Event Sponsors: Saida & Jamal Hamdani Additional support from the Department of Religious Studies, the Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies, the Department of Global Studies and the Center for Middle East Studies. UCSB Reads Author Event
Luis Alberto Urrea Into the Beautiful North
Mon, Apr 24 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall / FREE “Luis Alberto Urrea is one of the foremost chroniclers of the border between the United States and Mexico... He has sympathetically and imaginatively documented the lives of unknown Mexicans crossing into America and the agents charged with stopping them.” The Washington Post Books will be available for purchase and signing Presented as part of UCSB Reads, sponsored by the UCSB Library and the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor with additional support from UCSB Arts & Lectures and a variety of campus and community partners
Muslims in America: A Secret History
Thu, Apr 27 / 7:30 PM (note special time) / Campbell Hall / FREE “One of her generation’s most gifted writers.” – Reza Aslan, author of Zealot Among today’s most influential and articulate voices, author and essayist Laila Lalami delivers salient explorations of timely issues such as injustice and Islamophobia. Born in Morocco and educated in England and the U.S., Lalami is celebrated for her deft interplay between the local and the global, the personal and the collective and the contemporary and the historical. Books will be available for purchase and signing With support from our Community Partner the Orfalea Family
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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) with George Kahumoku Jr. and friends, 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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This all-star band calls themselves Hudson, named after the Hudson River Valley they each call home. Fans know them as hard swinging jazz masters; deft and creative jam purveyors, rocking funky groove maestros, each musician at the top of his game.
Running Down The Road Tour The Running Down The Road Tour promises to be a flashback inducing, mind-expanding adventure, presenting the best of Guthrie’s material from 1969 forward.
PONCHO SANCHEZ AND HIS
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The Depeche Mode Experience
Editor in Chief Marianne Partridge Executive Editor Nick Welsh Senior Editors Michelle Drown, Tyler Hayden, Matt Kettmann Editor at Large Ethan Stewart Photography Editor Paul Wellman News Reporters Kelsey Brugger, Keith Hamm Columnists Gail Arnold, Barney Brantingham, Roger Durling, Jerry Roberts, Starshine Roshell Opinions Editor Jean Yamamura Videographers Phyllis de Picciotto, Stan Roden Executive Arts Editor Charles Donelan Assistant Editor Richie DeMaria Arts Writers Tom Jacobs, D.J. Palladino Calendar Editor Terry Ortega Calendar Assistant Savanna Mesch Copy Chief Jackson Friedman Copy Editor Diane Mooshoolzadeh Art Directors Ben Ciccati, Caitlin Fitch Editorial Designer Megan Illgner Digital Editor Brandon A. Yadegari Sports Editor John Zant Food Writer George Yatchisin Contributors Michael Aushenker, Rob Brezsny, Victor Cox, John Dickson, Brandon Fastman, Rachel Hommel, Rebecca Horrigan, Eric HvolbØll, Shannon Kelley, Mitchell Kriegman, Kevin McKiernan, Ninette Paloma, Michael Redmon, Carolina Starin, Tom Tomorrow, Cynthia Carbone Ward, Maggie Yates Editorial Intern Blanca Garcia Founding Staff Emeriti Audrey Berman, George Delmerico, Richard Evans Honorary Consigliere Gary J. Hill Copy Kids Henry and John Poett Campbell, Chloë Bee Ciccati, Miles Joseph Cole, Izadora and Savina Hamm, Madeline Rose and Mason Carrington Kettmann, Simone and Zoe Laine, Izzy and Maeve McKinley, Miranda Tanguay Ortega, Sawyer Tower Stewart Office Manager/Legal Advertising Tanya Spears Guiliacci Administrative Assistant Gustavo Uribe Distribution Scott Kaufman Advertising Representatives Camille Cimini Fruin, Suzanne Cloutier, Rachel Gantz, Lynn Goodman, Laszlo Hodosy, Tonea Songer, Brandi Webber Marketing and Promotions Manager Emily Cosentino Production Manager Marianne Kuga Advertising Designers Helene Laine, Alex Melton Chief Financial Officer Brandi Rivera Director of Advertising Sarah Sinclair
JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE
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The fashionably attired Amy Reardon interns for The Indy over on our business side. Her colorful Converse tennies always catch the eye as she works to make sure all of our old envelopes go out with our new address and refills our newspaper racks on the street when they run dry. A big fan of Coldplay and boy bands, especially One Direction, Amy loves music and is always up for watching clips of musical theater performances. She’s happiest when she’s active and stays busy with an Adaptive Physical Ed class at Santa Barbara City College, horse riding, swimming, and skiing, and she has even begun to travel the world with her family.
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Terry Tempest Williams
$20 / FREE for UCSB students (with valid ID)
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2016 National Book Award-winner
An Evening with the Author of The Underground Railroad Wed, Apr 5 / 7:30 PM / UCSB Campbell Hall
The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks Wed, Apr 12 / 7:30 PM / Campbell Hall
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
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.
The Lynda and Bruce Thematic Learning Initiative
An Evening with
Wed, Apr 19 / 7:30 PM / Granada Theatre
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 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
National Parks Series Sponsors: Lillian Lovelace, Sara Miller McCune The Lynda and Bruce Thematic Learning Initiative Presented in collaboration with Channel Islands National Park and the UCSB Natural Reserve System
Thomas L. Friedman A Field Guide to the 21st Century: How to Live in an Age of Acceleration Thu, Apr 20 / 8 PM / Arlington Theatre
Tickets start at $25 / $15 all students (with valid ID) An Arlington facility fee will be added to each ticket price
“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.
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Special Earth Day Event
An Evening with
Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming Sat, Apr 22 / 8 PM / UCSB Campbell Hall
$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 In cooperation with the Community Environmental Council / Earth Day Festival The Lynda and Bruce Thematic Learning Initiative
Wed, May 3 / 8 PM / Arlington Theatre $45 / $35 / $25 / $19 UCSB students
An Arlington facility fee will be added to each ticket price
“A master of pointing out the absurd in everyday life.” USA Today David Sedaris is beloved for his sidesplitting books including Naked and Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, a favorite voice on NPR’s This American Life and a regular contributor to The New Yorker. A highly-anticipated collection of his diary entries, Theft By Finding, will be released in June. Join Sedaris for another can’t-miss round of wickedly witty observations and fantastically fun book signing. (Mature content)
With support from our Community Partner the Orfalea Family Books will be available for purchase and signing (Thomas Friedman books are pre-signed)
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NEWS of the WEEK
Mar. 23-30, 2017
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by Kelsey Brugger @kelseybrugger, Keith hamm, tyler hayden @TylerHayden1, and nicK Welsh, with Independent staff
news Briefs elections A “twist in the plot” has occurred in Goleta’s drive toward district elections, Acting City Attorney Winnie Cai announced at the City Council meeting 3/21. Following the 3/7 listening session at which the public weighed in on the proposal, the newly named Goleta District Election Committee wrote to the council, stating they were willing to hold off until after the 2020 Census for a district election in November 2022, while looking at evening meetings and increased council compensation in the interval. Goleta staff returns in May with a new resolution on forming election districts. Meanwhile, Santa Maria, presented with its own district election demand in December, holds its first public hearing on boundaries 3/30 at 5:30 p.m. at the Veterans’ Memorial Community Center.
The CoMebaCk kid Conklin Enters Mayoral Race After 22-Year Hiatus from Politics
by Tyler Hayden
than 22 years after bowing out of the political arena, former Santa Barbara mayor and four-term councilmember Hal Conklin announced he’s making another run at the city’s top post in the upcoming November election. He kicked off his campaign Monday with a short speech and meet and greet alongside his wife, Haley, at the Mesa Café a few blocks from their home. The crowd of two dozen or so supporters cheered at his slogan—“Hal Yes” —and called Conklin a longtime community leader with friends on both sides of the aisle who has a knack for getting things done.“When the federal government is paralyzed by saying no to everything and to one another,” said Conklin, “Santa Barbara could become a model of a city that knows how to say yes.” City Hall lacks both the perspective and the vision to protect Santa Barbara’s history and keep it moving in the right direction, Conklin declared. “The institutional memory of Santa Barbara is disappearing. Leadership really requires having some knowledge not only of what is to come and what is, but what has been before.” And long gone are the days when the city was considered a vanguard of environmental activism, continued Conklin, a former head of the Community Environmental Council (CEC) and U.S.A. Green Communities. “The city has been resting on its laurels for years.” Conklin, 71, said he wants to reinsert that know-how and energy back on the dais, and he wants to do so by channeling the will of the public. “My interest in running really is to give voice to the people,” he said. “They are the leaders of Santa Barbara.” Conklin called for more interaction between elected officials and residents beyond City Council hearings, which he called a misnomer, as too often little ore
listening takes place. He also suggested Santa Barbara’s state representatives participate in the hearings on a monthly basis. Despite its shortcomings, Conklin went on, Santa Barbara should be celebrated for its “clean and healthy” politics. As a former public affairs executive for Southern California Edison and president of the League of California Cities, he said he witnessed many communities where “corruption came easily.” Conklin outlined his five areas of focus as public safety, economic growth, environmental protection, historic preservation, and support of the arts. He detailed goals to develop sustainable energy platforms, transform Santa Barbara’s transportation system with a possible light rail line between downtown, UCSB, and Goleta, and chair a Chamber of Commerce program to hammer out a 20-year model for sustainable economic development. Conklin also said he wants to build out Santa Barbara’s cultural district into a global destination, as well as protect the public’s $400 million investment in the downtown corridor. He’s noticed the vacant storefronts and promised to concentrate on ways to fill those buildings.“People will sleep in the doorway if you leave it empty,” he said. To foster better community relations across what he called the many “villages” of Santa Barbara, Conklin pledged to organize block parties. He noted the neighborhood activism on the Mesa, recalling a gathering on his driveway that introduced him to longtime neighbors he had never met.“I want to replicate that across the city,” he said. On the subject of the housing crisis, Conklin said he supported elements of Santa Barbara’s controversial AUD (Average Unit-size Density) program and its overall goal of incentivizing new rental units, but he criticized its rollout and monitoring methods. City officials
HoWdy: Hal Conklin greets a supporter at his campaign kickoff event this Monday. should be “holding dozens of individual meetings with stakeholders” instead of relying on the public comment period of council meetings to elicit feedback, he said. And more care should have been taken to ensure that the first AUD project to go online—The Marc, with one-bedroom units starting at $2,900—did not evoke such sticker shock. Lending Conklin their support Monday were Todd and Laura Capps, the son and daughter of former Representative Lois Capps. Both said they’d known Conklin since they were children and appreciated both his aspirations for the city and his political tact. Laura lauded his foresight in helping create the CEC. Todd said Conklin “has an ability for drawing people together that’s inspirational.” Real estate broker and former president of the regional NAACP chapter Isaac Garrett said he’ll vote for Conklin because he listens. “People have to know they are heard,” he said. Pastor Rich Sander with the Free Methodist Church of Santa Barbara agreed. “Hal is highly approachable,” he said.“He cares about everyone.” Conklin was first elected to the City Council in 1977 and served four terms before being sworn in as mayor in 1993. He was forced to step down about a year later, however, when a court ruled he had violated the city’s termlimit rule. Councilmembers at the time were prohibited from serving a fifth consecutive term, but it had been unclear if the law applied to the mayor’s position. Joining Conklin in this year’s mayoral race is Councilmember Cathy Murillo. She announced her candidacy earlier this month. Prospective candidates must file a nomination paper signed by at least 100, but no more than 200, registered voters with the City Clerk’s office by August. Conklin said he plans to file n his paperwork in July. independent.com
The number of California registered voters has swollen to a record 19,432,609, or 77.92 percent of eligible voters, Secretary of State Alex Padilla’s office announced recently. Likewise, ahead of November’s races for mayor and council districts 4, 5, and 6, City of Santa Barbara voter numbers have grown by about 5,000 since 2015, with 18 percent going to Democrats and less than one percent to Republicans. Statewide, the Republican Party lost 2.1 percent, bringing the total percent GOP to 25.9 compared to 44.8 percent Dems. California’s elections czar has begun registering teens early, offering preregistered and qualifying 16-year-olds an automatic voting right as of their 18th birthday.
city Mayor Helene Schneider vowed to continue advocating for more nonstop flights from Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) to destinations around the country at the State of the City talk on 3/22. Accordingly, United Airlines stated it will increase capacity out of SBA by adding larger aircraft to most of its current daily departures to San Francisco and Denver. American Airlines will also be bumping up capacity on its flights to Dallas/Ft. Worth by upgrading from a regional jet to a 128seat Airbus 319 beginning 4/4.
education UCSB adds new accolades to its Number 8 listing as a top public university in 2017 by U.S. News & World Report. The graduate-level materials program placed Number 1 among public institutions for the sixth year in a row, and Number 3 — after Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Northwestern — among all graduate programs. The College of Engineering placed 10th among public universities in the U.S. In the graduate sociology program, UCSB’s sex and gender specialty ranked Number 2 among public universities, and Number 4 overall. U.S. News compiles differing ranks annually and this year did not look at graduate programs in the biological and physical sciences, including chemistry, mathematics, physics, and statistics.
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California’s Department of Public Health ain’t foolin’ about the $2 hike cigarette prices will take on April 1. Proposition 56, approved in November, raises the tax from 87 cents to $2.87 per pack in an effort that might induce some to quit and will send more money to enforcement, prevention, physician training, and health care. The tax will be proportionate on the cost of e-cigarettes and e-liquids. Cigarettes cost the one in nine Californians who smoke about $1,500 a year, and about 34,000 their lives from smoking-related diseases. Spring breakers are reminded that Zika-virusbearing mosquitoes still swarm in many areas of Mexico, Baja California, South America, and the Caribbean, as well as parts of Florida and Texas. State Public Health reports that 524 cases of travel-related Zika infection have been confirmed in the state, and the mosquitoes — Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus — that have been found in many California counties, though not Santa Barbara, have so far been free of the disease. No vaccine yet exists to protect against the virus. The disease has been found to be communicated through unprotected sex, so condoms are the order of the day, and pregnant women are advised to avoid areas with Zika.
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Santa Cruz Island Visits are up across all measures for the National Park Service, which celebrated its centennial in 2016. Offshore Santa Barbara, among the peaks that make up Channel Islands National Park, Santa Rosa and Santa Cruz islands accounted for 10 percent of the increase in visits to the park. In person, the park saw 342,209 campers and day trippers, and the mainland center in Ventura had 20 percent more people drop by. Virtually, 10.7 million people logged onto the park’s online education programs — Channel Islands Live saw a 1,000 percent increase — wildlife webcams, and website pages. And nearly 2,000 volunteers donated the n equivalent of 34 full-time hours.
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Sheriff’s Office seizures of firearms associated with crimes have increased from 153 to 252. These guns have recently been connected to drug dealers, detectives say, and the type of firearm runs the gamut from handguns to rifles. These figures do not include, for instance, guns turned into the Sheriff’s headquarters or guns impounded during domestic violence arrests. One theory for the increase, according to Sheriff’s officials, is the surge in heroin sales. When doctors stopped doling out prescription opioids several years ago, many patients who had become addicted turned to cheaper black tar heroin. Drug dealers are often armed, said Detective Tyler Yeates: “They are carrying an item that is worth money. It’s not uncommon for drug dealers to get ripped off.” California laws like Proposition 47, which decriminalized drug crimes, were
intended to alleviate overcrowding in jails. It also means that people arrested for possession of meth or cocaine are cited and released, said Yeates and his three colleagues in the Special Operations Unit. “If you haven’t had a felony, you can buy a gun, and we can arrest you over and over again,” added Detective Anthony Kouremetis. “It infuriates us.” Gun seizures increased also with the arrests of MS-13 gang members in Santa Maria, as well as individual arrests such as the heroin dealer in Carpinteria who was found with two stolen handguns, one unregistered handgun, and two rifles. Yeates noted it is probably harder to get a firearm these days than it was six to eight years ago —“at least legally.” But as a general rule, added Rick Dodge, who owns Dodge City Shooters Supply, “people who have money buy guns.” It doesn’t matter how they earned it. —Kelsey Brugger
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but he reigns as the undisputed, if unofficial, mayor of Ortega Park. In person, Gilbert is soft-spoken, gracious, and quietly charismatic. But that charisma, police say, is just the problem. That’s because Gilbert has emerged as the functional nucleus for a group of loud and rowdy drunks who have taken over Ortega Park, intimidate passersby, and agitate neighbors with their incessant bickering, f-bombs, and catcalls. Police officials, city parks employees, neighborhood activists, and even one of Gilbert’s relatives are trying to persuade Gilbert to take his act somewhere else in hopes that his crew will follow. According to Gilbert, Santa Barbara Police Chief Lori Luhnow herself asked him to start spending more time enjoying the city’s beaches. He said he told her he was not so inclined. Don’t they have rules at the beach, he asked, against the consumption of alcohol? Gilbert said he’s been coming to Ortega Park since he was in 4th grade in 1968. He grew up right around the corner on Bond Avenue. He acknowledged some of the homeless people who hang out at Ortega Park can get loud and obscene, but he tries to quiet them down. It’s been a very long time, he said, since anyone’s been shot or stabbed at Ortega Park, and he takes credit for reducing drug dealing there by what he estimates is 90 percent. Community nuisance — like beauty — lies in the eye of the beholder. City Councilmember Jason Dominguez, who represents the district, said that on a scale of 1 to 10, he would rank the problems at Ortega Park a nine. Assistant Parks czar Rich Hanna said he’d rank it a seven. One nearby resident called the police 60 times in four months. In the past week, AMR ambulances were called to the park twice, first for a heroin overdose and then for apparent alcohol poisoning. Gilbert placed that second call, explaining he could see the “body function” of a park regular “shut down.” The ambulance ride apparently did the trick. By two o’clock the next day, the rider was back at the park, passed out on the grass.
Gilbert is a celebrity in the area sports scene. By 8th grade, he was good enough to play with college players and professionals in Los Angeles’ summer basketball pro leagues. His ball-handling skills were superb, and he played monster defense. When the score was close, Gilbert said, he could take over a game. He could have been a contender, but after getting caught up in the middle of an academic eligibility scandal that made the front page of Sports Illustrated in 1979, Gilbert caught a one-way ticket to Palookaville. While playing for the University of New Mexico Lobos, it came out that Gilbert’s collegiate record had been forged; he had credits for classes he’d never heard of. Gilbert may have been just another athlete caught up in the gears of collegiate sports, but among his detractors, he went from Lobo to hobo. Gilbert continued to play basketball and softball. He moved to Ventura, worked in food services for a large medical center, and moved back to Santa Barbara around seven years ago to care for a mother who’s since died. Now, he spends his days in Ortega Park. Gilbert admits there’s a problem, but he contends efforts to “clean up” the park have backfired badly. For decades, Ortega Park was defined by large groups of older Hispanic men who hung out by the barbecue pits located near the swimming pool by Cota and Salsipuedes streets, where they’d play cards, drink, and hang out. To deal with that, the barbecue pits were removed, and then the picnic benches and tables. The older card-playing Hispanics disappeared. But Gilbert and his drinking companions didn’t leave. They just moved to a new spot in the park, closer to the basketball courts and baseball diamond. According to police, they brought their own chairs. They positioned themselves outside the sightlines of security cameras. And they drank. But much worse, they drank and yelled and hollered much closer to homes and businesses than ever before. They moved to the one bench left in the whole park. It happened to be located near the basketball court and baseball diamond. It is also located closest to the residences and business that abut the park on Ortega Street. cont’d on page 15 É
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Cottage Settles Flesh-eating-bacteria Suit
he three teenage children of a 43-yearold woman who suddenly died from a flesh-eating-bacteria infection settled a wrongful-death case last month with Cottage Hospital for $600,000. Carmen Alexander’s death in 2012 shocked the community. She was a teacher at Open Alternative School and impressed those who knew her well. The plaintiffs claimed Emergency Room doctors acted negligently when they discharged Carmen Alexander the same day she was admitted, even though she had a large bruise on her upper chest, breathing difficulties, and nausea. By that night, Alexander had a massive infection, with fluid in her lungs that turned out to be blood, according to Vadim Hsu, the plaintiffs’ guardian. Early the next morning, Alexander returned to Cottage, where she was eventually diagnosed with necrotizing fasciitis (NF), commonly called “flesh-eating disease,” a relatively rare bacteria infection. Though she underwent emergency surgery, the bacteria has spread too far, and Alexander died just 30 hours after she was first admitted to the hospital. The lawsuit filed against Cottage was to ensure that “idiot-proof ” procedures are now in place so that Alexander “didn’t die in vain,” Hsu said. According to a letter sent by Dr. Edmund Wroblewski, the hospital’s vice president of Medical Affairs, to the Hsu children, Cottage officials updated their poli-
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Carmen Alexander and her three children cies so that a patient at the ER showing certain levels of white blood cells would alert a physician in a shorter time frame. “Had this change in policy been made prior to your mother’s death,” he wrote, “she would not have been discharged from our hospital on February 19, 2012.” (Cottage spokesperson Maria Zate declined to comment.) The case ended almost exactly five years after Alexander died.“Based upon what they got,” Hsu said, “[The attorneys] probably ended up working on less than minimum wage.” Total fees and costs totaled about $200,000. As for the children, they will each receive $132,702 total, paid on their 23rd, 25th, 27th, and 29th birthdays. —Kelsey Brugger
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officials issued a report accusing the Santa Barbara County Sheriff ’s Office of failing to cooperate, David Marin, an immigration enforcement director, called Sheriff Bill Brown to apologize. “It was an error on ICE’s part,” Brown said. “Somehow it got transposed or something and showed up as being our inmate, but it was not.” On March 20, officials with ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) announced they would issue weekly reports essentially shaming counties that refused to hold requested foreign-born inmates after their sentences had been served. The first report covered a one-week time period in late January, but Sheriff ’s officials said they could not find any records for the case cited, which involved a convicted forger. (The second report was not released as of press time.) The reports charged these jurisdictions posed a potential threat to American safety by their failure to cooperate. These accusations surprised many as Brown has come under fire from activists for regularly allowing ICE agents into the jail and notifying them when wanted inmates would be released. Brown, however, won’t hold inmates longer than their local sentence, as that violates California law.
ICE has also since confirmed defendants do not need to be incarcerated to be picked up. In response to questions about concerns that those merely signing off after completing community service could be detained, Virginia Kice, an ICE spokesperson, explained ICE agents generally request to hold inmates when they are first booked into custody, but they do not seek to detain them until they complete their sentence—“be it incarceration or some other alternative.” She gave three recent examples, including a Mexican-born individual convicted of DUI who was picked up by ICE on February 23. Kice said the same thing happened last fall to two inmates—one who was convicted of selling meth and the other convicted of assaulting a spouse. But Kice declined to say how many holds ICE agents have requested since late January, when President Donald Trump announced his expanded immigration policies. Vincent Wasilewski, the chief who oversees the County Jail, said he has not seen “any discernable difference” in the number of holds requested. Wasilewski added it “wouldn’t be a stretch for ICE” agents to wait in the parking lot for wanted inmates, calling it “good investigation work.” As for the types of criminal charges that would likely spark ICE’s interest, he said the “sky has always been the limit.” —Kelsey Brugger
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repare, educate, resist. That was the advice repeatedly offered Friday night to more than 150 immigrants and members of Santa Barbara’s Latino community who filled the pews of Trinity Episcopal Church for a forum titled “How to Prepare Your Family in Case of a Deportation,” which featured speakers from the Mexican Consulate, Santa Barbara Police Department, Santa Barbara Unified School District, and the city’s Jonathan Elias Alvarez-Alzua faith community. Officer Adrian Gutierrez said his agency Jonathan Elias Alvarez-Alzua, consul of community affairs in the Oxnard consulate, does not participate in ICE operations and assured the audience that despite rumors is not alerted when federal agents enter and media reports to the contrary, federal the city. Even if ICE were to ask the Santa immigration agents are not conducting Barbara Police Department for assistance, indiscriminate arrest raids. As they have Gutierrez said, Chief Lori Luhnow would under previous administrations, Alvarez- decline to offer the agency’s resources. Alzua said, Immigration and Customs School boardmember Ismael Ulloa Enforcement (ICE) officials are targeting described how the district doesn’t collect specific undocumented immigrants with citizenship information from its students criminal records for deportation. and is committed to keeping ICE off school But that may soon change, he warned, and grounds. “We will protect your sons and it is critical for families to prepare themselves daughters,” he said. Reverend Julia Hamilin the event a parent or loved one is taken ton of the Unitarian Society of Santa Barinto custody. Alvarez-Alzua advised parents bara talked about establishing her church as to register their children with the Mexican a sanctuary space for immigrants. She and Consulate’s office to ensure they have access others implored other churches to do the to school and health care should they be same. Assemblymember Monique Limón deported, to start banking online so funds can and Councilmember Cathy Murillo also be more easily transferred between American voiced their support. and Mexican banks, and to grant a trusted Read more at independent.com friend or family member power of attorney. —Tyler Hayden
Schools’ Pensions Swell
he steady climb of pension payouts (pictured) has been taking bigger and bigger chunks from Santa Barbara Unified School District’s budget as school districts statewide have been required to contribute more to their retiree’s benefit packages since state law was changed five years ago. “It’s mind-boggling to me where we’re going,” said school board president Kate Parker earlier this month.“What it feels like is that we’re heading toward a system where we’re only paying for future retirement and not able to fund cost-of-living increases for people working right now.” The district’s pension projections are combined payouts for hourly PERS (California Public Employees’ Retirement System) employees and STRS (California State Teachers’ Retirement System) certified staff, such as teachers and administrators with credentials and/or other certification. Both agencies manage multibillion-dollar pension funds and have anticipated poorer investment returns in the coming years.
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Hike, Walk, & Roll A Family Fun Day to Support Brain Injury Survivors in Santa Barbara County This school year at Santa Barbara Unified, pension payouts have increased by more than 3.5 percent, while the district’s revenue has gone up by one percent. For the 2018-19 school year, pension obligations will go up nearly 5 percent, again outpacing revenues, which will increase by just under 2.5 percent. “This is every district’s big problem throughout the state,” said Assistant Superintendent Meg Jetté. “I have no solution to this problem but to budget for it and plan for it. This is the stuff that keeps me up at night: How are we going to continually fund this?” —Keith Hamm
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UCSb braces for Trump’s Proposed budget Cuts
Trump’s budget proposal, released on March 16, will have on their campuses. The budget, as it now stands, proposes to eliminate multiple science, education, and arts programs in favor of a $54 billion increase in military spending. This “budget balancing” move comes despite the fact that the next biggest military spender, China, budgets one-fourth of what the U.S. expends, and that Russia actually cut its defense spending by 25 percent this year. Though grants currently in place will remain, the money for a wide array of major programs and projects could vanish by 2018. Specifically targeted are programs investigating climate change. The potential loss of grants from the Trump budget could cost UC Santa Barbara millions. To put it into perspective, UCSB’s Office of Research counted more than $132 million in direct and indirect federal funding in 20152016. Total campus operating expenses that year were $960 million. But an even greater cost will be to students, whose quality of education could be lowered.“We might be actually facing a generational loss of scientists,” avowed Gretchen Hofmann, chair of UCSB’s Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology department. “I can train and graduate four PhD scientists for about the cost of one F-35 fighter pilot helmet,” exclaimed Douglas McCauley, an environmental biologist in the same department. “That could be one scientist who goes on to reduce incidences of child blindness in Santa Barbara County, another who helps harvest salmon without causing their populations to crash, or one who recovers an endangered species, and another that figures out how to save corals from bleaching,” he said.“These are all real examples of PhD research in our department.” Scientific preparedness, such as was needed during the Refugio Oil Spill, is likely to be affected by the cuts, as well. UCSB’s David Valentine and his biogeochemistry students were among the teams that studied the underwater aftermath of the Refugio spill, and he’s recently published papers on another catastrophe he’s examined: Exxon’s Deepwater Horizon spill off Louisiana. The National Science Foundation and Department of Energy were already funding Valentine’s research when the Macondo rig exploded in 2010, and he was “mission ready when the need arose” with an added NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) grant. “We knew this was coming down the pike,” Hofmann said, referring to Environmental Protection Agency cuts, “but the NIH?” EPA suffers the worst loss at 31 percent, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) takes an 18 percent hit — a reduction of $5.8 billion, bringing it down to $25.9 billion — under Trump’s budget. At UCSB alone, NIH grants have funded research on cancers and stem cells, bacteria and infection prevention, an insulin pill, and even a grant of $1.2 million to develop a preschool health and biology curriculum. Worldwide, it funded $32.3 billion in medical research in more than 2,500 labs at every level. Even though House Speaker Paul Ryan recently acknowledged the importance and popularity of NIH grants, proposed cuts to this agency could end up cutting operating costs for laboratories. “What we forget,” Hofmann said,“is that grants like these provide opportunities for our kids.” “We rely heavily on a symbiosis with undergraduate science majors,” McCauley added. “They help us keep our research in motion, and in so doing, we train them with skills that make them more employable when they graduate. Work-study funding helps many low-income science students who need to work to pay rent take a job in a research lab rather than at Home Depot.” 14
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Who Needs Arts ANd humANities?
Funding currently stands at zero for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) in Trump’s budget proposal. But advocates are working to get Congress to reconsider. David Marshall, executive vice chancellor for UCSB, said that during National Humanities Advocacy Day on March 14, hundreds of people made visits to Capitol Hill. But the proposed budget also ends funding for foreign-language study, museums, and libraries, not to mention the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The Capps Center was begun with a $500,000 NEH grant, Marshall said, and went on to raise $1.5 million privately to support Professor Walter Capps’s groundbreaking work integrating Vietnam veterans into classes that became a nationally recognized forum. The NEH has been instrumental in supporting the Thoreau project, a collaboration to publish 28 volumes of Thoreau’s writings with historical accuracy, and UCSB’s Next Generation PhD grant from the NEH that allows the school to rethink how it will prepare doctoral students for the job market. “What valuable and important projects and programs will not be supported in the future if the NEH is abolished?” Marshall asked. One program would be the UC Student Veterans Summer Writing Workshop, which allows veterans to develop writing skills, said UCSB workshop director Susan Derwin. It not only helps veterans communicate their thoughts and experiences to civilians but also contributes to their success academically and in their future careers. Derwin believes that “shutting down the program would be a real loss to student veterans throughout the UC system.” NEA has funded UCSB’s Arts & Lectures (A&L) programming by $20,000-$30,000 per year to bring artists such as Bill T. Jones, Taylor Mac, Twyla Tharp, Akram Khan, and Sebastião Salgado to campus. Heather Silva, A&L’s programming manager, added that they’d still venture into innovative programming without the funds, but the loss of NEA money would reduce their ability to underwrite such programs as Viva el Arte, which brings free arts performances and education to 4,000-5,000 schoolkids annually.
KeeP tHe edGe: Academic grants “really drive the engine of innovation and discovery,” said eco-physiologist Gretchen Hofmann, chair of UCSB’s ecology department.
aboard NASA launches, four of which are being terminated under Trump’s budget: PACE, OCO-3, DSCOVR, and CLARREO Pathfinder, most of which look at the interactions between the ocean, atmosphere, and gases — including carbon dioxide — to establish the climate record. DSCOVR monitors the solar wind and the potential geomagnetic storms that can disrupt power grids, telecommunications, and GPS. Vandenberg Air Force Base has launched one to three weather or environmental-monitoring satellites annually, including the predecessor OCO-2, or Orbiting Carbon Observatory, for NASA. The satellites that register climate change — a “hoax,” according to Trump — provide information that is indifferent to politics, UCSB’s scientists emphasize. After studying Beyond the university cuts, Arctic sea ice with satelSanta Barbara aquaculture lite data funded in part will lose its resident specialby NOAA and NASA, ist, a position that has existed Qinghua Ding, a climate here since 1976, if Sea Grants scientist with UCSB’s are cut, as is currently proEarth Research Institute, said that having good and posed in Trump’s budget. Program specialist Dr. Carconsistent global observaolynn Culver, who works tions over the next decade with UCSB’s Marine Science would be essential in Institute and also at UC San determining both manDiego’s Scripps Institution, made and natural causes. acts as a “farm advisor,” helpIn particular, he stressed, ing fisheries in the Santa their research might not Barbara Channel, including recover from cuts to the ridgeback shrimp and lobsatellite program “since we ster fisheries. A UCSB team have high-quality, seamat WHat cost: Marine biologist Douglas McCauley is “100 percent recently studied El Niño’s less, and consistent obserin” to make America great again but not by cutting education and tumultuous effects on shorevations of Earth’s climate research funding. system since the 1980s.” line erosion with a Sea Grant, The concern among the university’s ocean-oriented information that opened a window on what 50-100 years of departments is acute, pierced by the knowledge that just sea-level rise might look like in California. Sea Grants originate with NOAA, a part of the Commerce beyond their office windows, the Channel Islands National Department slated to take the worst of a 16 percent, or $1.5 Marine Sanctuary — largely funded by NOAA — also faces billion, cut. NOAA researchers benefit from the instruments the $250 million zeroed out in Trump’s budget for “low pri-
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WRITE IT OUT: Student vets discuss their work during UCSB’s summer workshop partly funded by National Endowment for the Humanities grants. ority” grants and programs for “coastal and marine management, research, and education.” McCauley stated, “It is our living laboratory. My students use the sanctuary to test new ideas and new tools for protecting ocean biodiversity and coastal economies. Trump’s proposed cuts to NOAA will make it harder for UCSB to do this kind of research here in our own ocean backyards.” Hofmann speculated that the lack of a science advisor at the White House meant
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“the voices at that level just aren’t there.” But those voices will undoubtedly get more vocal when Congress takes Trump’s wish list and translates it into dollars and cents. And the suffering will spread, given what’s on the table nationwide. Trump administration officials have said that more cuts — even to entitlement programs such as Social Security and Medicare—will be in the more finely tuned budget to be released n mid-May.
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HAULED OUT: Twice in the past week, an ambulance had to be called to Ortega Park for a pickup. Police have responded by showing up regularly. Once or twice a week, about 18 officers convene for briefing meetings. Park hours have been curtailed from 10 at night to half an hour after sunset. Bathrooms are shut down after 5 p.m. The bleachers have been removed. Along the way, Gilbert has gotten more than a few open-container citations—seven are current—but he claims four involved someone else’s bottles. He’s been kicked out of the park and then threatened with arrest. But the reality is there’s no
room in the jail. Some of the cops Gilbert knows and likes, having played ball with their fathers. Others, he says, are prone to get a little “rowdy.” Hanna says the solution is to program the park more aggressively. Pony League. Special Olympics soccer. In the meantime, the Mayor of Ortega Park says he’ll try to “talk sense” to people when they get loud.“It makes us look bad,” Gilbert said.“But if they want to fix the problem, they should just let n us go back where we were.”
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PACKING THE HOUSE: Silvio Di Loreto
— chef, photographer, and philanthropist — died two weeks ago. He had a good excuse. He was 91 years old. The poor-boy son of Italian immigrants who flew bomber runs over the South Pacific during WWII, Silvio was a twinkly-eyed koala bear of a man who gave far more than he ever got. And as a real estate mogul who peddled Santa Barbara dirt for a living, Silvio got an awful lot. And he gave me a serious rash. “If you’re not a radical when you’re 25, you have no heart,” he liked to tell me. “But if you’re not conservative after 25, you have no brain.” Silvio had several decades on me. At best, I figured he was being patronizing. At worst, he was calling me stupid. And with eyes a-twinkle. Or so I thought. In hindsight, maybe his real point was I hadn’t been radical enough. Hard to tell with Silvio. At every opportunity, Silvio made a point to describe himself as a conservative. Looking back, that was all smoke. In the 1970s, Silvio helped create something called the Rental Housing Mediation Task Force. It was a neutral place where tenants could hash out differences with landlords, thus avoiding the expense of lawyers and judges. It helped keep the lid on, Silvio explained. Over the years, Silvio never left the task force. In 2011, the cash-strapped Santa Barbara City Council — needing a few widows and orphans to toss overboard — tried to hack the task force bud-
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get by $60,000. Over his dead body, Silvio declared. Thanks to Silvio’s arm twisting and ear bending, the task force stands today on infinitely firmer ground. I thought of Silvio last Tuesday when more than 200 people packed the City Council chambers to debate a mouthful of tenants’ rights protections. It was a genuinely historic occasion. It marked the first time in 30 years that tenants’ rights had been seriously debated in Santa Barbara. What took so long? Yes, there are good landlords in Santa Barbara who’ve kept Santa Barbara survivable by refusing to take all they could get. But as these mom-and-pops grow old, retire, and sell out, they’re increasingly replaced by mega management monoliths. Somehow, these operators have stubbornly failed to learn one of life’s basic lessons: Pigs get fat, and hogs get slaughtered.
I got a call last year from someone renting from Meridian Management — all certifiably nice guys — whose rent had gone up twice in six months: from $1,400 a month to $1,795. Meridian explained the property had been sold twice in that time, having been flipped for an enormous windfall. They helpfully suggested I do a story on someone other — and much bigger — than them. More recently, I heard from a compulsive cleanup-the-neighborhood type whose agitations single-handedly increased property values of the “craptastic” two-bedroom apartment
— no parking, no living room — she’d been renting on the 400 block of De la Vina by about five million percent. In 2014, her rent was $1,544; last June it was $1,800. Today, it’s $2,395. And no, it did not change hands. So that’s not an explanation. Yes, rent control was on the menu, but in name only. In reality, it’s not even a hypothetical possibility. At least not until 2020, when it may go before city voters as a ballot initiative. Landlords packed the council rooms as if their lives depended on it, showing up early and snagging all the seats. By the time the tenants showed, they had to stand in the overflow chambers. It made for some seriously awkward body English. What the tenant organizers like Frank Rodriguez with CAUSE — and no, I won’t explain the clunky name those letters stand for — want is a just-cause eviction ordinance. Translated, if tenants pay rent on time and don’t break the rules, they can’t be evicted. If they are — because the landlords want to “improve” their properties and charge much higher rents — then the tenants would be legally entitled to some form of relocation assistance. That already exists but in limited circumstances. Like, if a landlord converts a rental unit to a condo. Or tenants are forced to move out because the habitations are not safe. Or such improvements result in a net loss in the number of rental units. In those cases, tenants are eligible for up to $5,000 in relocation assistance. But those instances don’t cover the
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in which relatively cheap rentals — affordable by neglect — are scraped to make way for new-and-improved units that are given all kinds of parking and density breaks by city hall for allegedly being “affordable by design,” code-speak for small. These units — generously promoted by city policy — target those making $87,000 or more a year. Lost in the stampede to build rental units are those in the middle, defined as $47,000 and up. The council did as it always does. It created a task force that will study the issue to death. Stakeholders will be convened. Statistics will be generated and a report issued. The council also voted to put more oomph into rental mediation, Silvio Di Loreto’s baby. What that means exactly, no one really knows. But it sounds good. This course of action, by the way, is exactly what the council did the last time a just-cause eviction ordinance was voted down. That was in the 1980s. Hal Conklin, now running for mayor after a 22-year hiatus from City Hall, was the councilmember who cast the deciding vote. Even ardent supporters of rental mediation question how much more effective the program can be without more legislative teeth. I have no idea what Silvio Di Loreto might have thought about all this. I know when he died, he was 91 years old. But I also know in his heart, he was always younger than 25.
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n the year 1961, my grandma, Irene Valencia Cordero, was taken from the reservation after remarrying to a Caucasian. She passed away in September 1963. I hear Kenneth Kahn say he remembers getting powdered milk and other rations. I remember Grandma growing her own vegetables and raising chickens and rabbits. There was nothing given to her. It’s been known that Kahn goes to special events and always brings a check. What saddens my heart is why he doesn’t help his own people. We are branded as the Coastal Band and are not recognized as part of the sovereign nation. We are Chumash. Every time there is a burial ground found, they (the Mission Band Chumash) come and do their rituals, then they take our artifacts and turn their backs on us again. Why does the leader of a sovereign nation turn his back on us, just because we don’t live on the reservation? He says he supports the inherent rights of all Native Americans. He does not speak the truth. All our lives, my family and relatives received free dental and medical care. Now, when I go, they charge my Medicare and Medi-Cal for services rendered. My heart is saddened, but we are all going to the same place, rich or poor—back to Mother Earth. Sorry, Mom! You told me to turn the cheek. I must speak for my people, all Chumash. —Dan Mendoza de Cordero, S.B.
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will no longer be riding my bicycle. It was stolen last evening in front of the Ralphs market downtown. I am not bothered so much that the bike is gone — I had a strong feeling as I walked away that I had not properly secured it to the railing, but I fought off the thought as OCD, once again. So when I returned and the bike was gone, I expected as much. My sense of loss was strangely muted. And my emotions rapidly changed to acceptance.
Now, I value nice possessions, and the bike was a better-than-average, single-speed sport bike. But riding it in the intense traffic of the city was monstrously stressful, not only because of vehicular traffic, but also because of other cyclists—and pedestrians, too —many of whom totally disregard traffic lights and stop signs. As are we all, I am surrounded by low- to moderate-level sociopaths who are oblivious to any sense of social propriety. Today, I took the bus to the market to get a few things and purchased a 10-ride pass at the Transit Center. Aside from the slightly limited schedule, this is a better solution to risking death, or worse, a crippling injury from a traffic accident. Nevertheless, I am discomfited by the experience. —Richard M. Ganan, S.B.
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¶ Last week’s “New Blood” cover story should have said that while Sage Desiree Gaspar is a member of the Gender & Sexuality Alliance, the group’s president is Al Williams. ¶ “Feasting at The Guilded Table” in last week’s Living section inadvertently ran the wrong image for Salt & Steel Collective (120 Santa Barbara St.). The shop is portrayed here.
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Born Rebecca Shalhoob on October 9, 1937 in Lompoc Valley, California passed away peacefully after a brief illness, on March 19, 2017 at Cottage Hospital with her family by her side. Ruby had a deep passion for animals. Her joy in life was rescuing everything and anything that needed food, shelter and love (not excluding humans). Finding homes for them or keeping them herself if she could get away with sneaking them by Jim, her devoted husband of 46 years. Ruby had a passion for good horses; Peruvians, Arabians, and registered Paints; there really wasn’t a horse that she didn’t love. Through the years, Ruby and Jim provided boarding space for beginning to advanced horse enthusiast, which developed many long-term friendships. Survived by her loving husband, Jim Bradburn, son Nick De Anda, grandchildren Daniele Nicole, Rachael Rebecca and Christian, and brothers Jerry Shalhoob, and Bill Shalhoob, nieces, nephews and friends. She will be missed by many. We would like to thank Dr. West and the nursing staff at the ICU at Cottage Hospital for the great care they gave to our Ruby. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Hearts Therapeutic Riding.
Dr. Anthony Mulac 1939-2017
Dr. Anthony Mulac, 78, of Santa Barbara, CA passed away on March 8, 2017. A funeral service will be held in the Santa Barbara Cemetery Chapel, 901 Channel Dr. Santa Barbara, CA on Saturday April 8, 2017 at 1:00 PM. Arrangement entrusted to McDermott-Crockett Mortuary.
Mary Louise Crawford 2/29/26-03/21/17
SANTA BARBARA, Ca. - Mary Louise Crawford, 90, died peacefully at the Serenity House on Tuesday March 21, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio she was the daughter of the Edward and Ester Cordes. Mary Louise (Mary Lou) was predeceased by her parents and brother William (Bill). Born on September 29, 1926 and educated in Cincinnati, Mary Lou served as a nurse immediately following World War II in Ohio and Kentucky where she cared for returning veterans. She wed one of her patients, Dr. Robert (Bob) W. Crawford after he recovered his health in 1949. Survived by her husband Bob, the couple enjoyed over 67 years of marriage. 18
Under the G.I. Bill, Mary Lou and Bob moved to New Haven, Connecticut where Bob attended Yale University. They later established their household in Princeton, New Jersey where Bob completed his doctoral studies in Islamic History at Princeton University. The spouse of an American diplomat, Mary Lou accompanied Bob on his postings in Damascus, Syria, in Rabat Morocco, and in Washington, D.C. during the 1950s. After Bob left the U.S. State Department, the couple and their five children settled in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York during the 1960s. Later Mary Lou, Bob, and family relocated to the Minneapolis, Minnesota area in the early 1970s where Bob was President of the Spring Hill Conference Center. While Mary Lou and Bob called the world their home, they found special joy in rural Mt. Holly, Vermont where they purchased a second home in the mid-1960s. The family spent many summers at their hilltop farmhouse surrounded by over one hundred acres of fields, forests, streams, and ponds. By the mid-1970s Mary Lou, Bob, and children moved permanently to Mt. Holly. Active in her community, Mary Lou trained as an Emergency Medical Technician and served for many years on the Mt. Holly Rescue Squad. Mary Lou established lifelong friendships with her Mt. Holly neighbors and maintained contacts with them across the ensuing decades. After their youngest graduated college and established her independence, Mary Lou and Bob moved to Dorset, Vermont. The house, only a few hundred feet away from the village, was known for the beautiful gardens Mary Lou planted and maintained. Always dynamic in her community, Mary Lou acted as a member of the Dorset Playhouse troupe. Lovely as it is in spring, summer, and autumn, Vermont does feature some particularly long winter months. As Bob gradually cutback on his work, he and Mary Lou contemplated retirement in warmer climate. They found Santa Barbara, California offered a vibrant community, was rich in the arts, and that it featured a scenic location surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez mountains. The couple moved to Santa Barbara in the early 1990s. Ever the artistic person, Mary Lou found great pleasure in Santa Barbara’s arts and craft community. She regularly attended instructional classes at the community college and created many wonderful stained glass pieces, some of which adorn the homes of her family members. Mary Lou became an expert in Japanese bunka needlepoint and enjoyed sharing techniques and ideas with her many friends. A resident of Santa Barbara for nearly 25 years, Mary Lou was always pleased to share her and Bob’s hospitality with visiting family members from ‘back east.’ During the cold months in New Jersey, New York, Vermont, and Washington State the family happily visited Santa Barbara and shared many wonderful dinners and conversations with Mary Lou and Bob. It was with delight that visitors heard stories of Mary Lou’s and Bob’s world travels, adventures, and thoughts on local, national, and world affairs.
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She and Bob loved living in the Santa Barbara canyon area surrounded by their art, memories, deep love, and companionship. Mary Louise Crawford is survived by her beloved husband Robert of 67 years; her children Robert (Maria), Edward (Susan), Mark, Scott, and Jan (David) Hennessy; eleven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. The family particularly wants to thank Mary Lou’s Montecito, California cousins Susan and Gary Gulbransen for their friendship and support. Services will be private for family members. Those who wish to remember Mary Lou in a special way may donate to the Santa Barbara Humane Society of 5399 Overpass Road, Santa Barbara, CA, 93111.
Myra Hogan 1929-2017
Myra Hogan, a determined woman with a kind and optimistic spirit, passed away on March 3, 2017 at the age of 87. Myra grew up in New Jersey, first living in Mount Holly, then Madison where her father was superintendent of Madison schools. Weekends and summers were enjoyed at the family’s early 1700’s stone cottage on the banks of the south branch of the Raritan River. Many extended family members lived in neighboring towns, and the country cottage was the natural gathering spot for family and friends to relax fishing, swimming, barbecuing, playing croquet, and sitting by the evening campfire. After high school Myra enrolled in Oberlin College, choosing Oberlin because it was a top liberal arts school with no Greek societies, and had a long history of promoting social justice. Myra graduated with a B.A. in math and a minor in education. It was at Oberlin that Myra met a dozen of her closest lifetime friends. They agreed to keep in touch via a Round Robin letter circulated among the group, which still continues to this day after 66 years. Myra’s first career aspiration was to be a high school math teacher who would excite students and make math understandable by all. Myra looked for a position after graduating Oberlin, but found few math teaching opportunities for young women in post WWII high schools. She was offered a job teaching all the math and science at a segregated white high school south of the Mason Dixon line, but Myra said she could not compromise her principles and rejected the offer. This was a spark that sent Myra in a new direction. Myra then moved to New York City to enroll in Teachers College at Columbia University for a master’s
degree in elementary education. While at Columbia Myra was a 6th grade student teacher at the Little Red School House in Greenwich Village, a progressive private school that is still open today. It was there that Myra was exposed to many novel approaches to education, which she adopted throughout the rest of her career. Upon graduating from Columbia Myra taught 4th grade in Summit, New Jersey for three years. While attending an Audubon Camp near Donner Pass in 1954, Myra met several teachers from San Diego who urged her to move there. Myra was excited to accept an offer the next year from Crown Point Elementary School in San Diego, driving her green Nash Rambler from New Jersey to San Diego by way of Glacier National Park. Shortly after moving to San Diego Myra became active at the First United Methodist Church of San Diego. She met her future husband, Hurst Hogan, there at the young adult singles group. Myra and Hurst were married in 1957, and then welcomed two children into the world: first a son and three years later a daughter. Two kids at home gave way to Myra being a stay at home mom, who also volunteered as children’s coordinator at the First United Methodist Church. In 1970 Myra was employed as Director of Children’s Education. Under Myra’s leadership, a part-time day care program was started, and expanded to the full time “Children’s Growing Center” still in operation today. In the 1970’s Myra continued her studies at Claremont School of Theology and UCSD. She was consecrated a diaconal minister in 1978 and ordained a deacon in 1997. Highlights of her 30 years of ministry include the development of a daycare and preschool program, vitalizing and growing summer day camps, and designing and leading teacher-training workshops. Myra was active in Christian education in southern California, serving on several boards and committees including the San Diego School of Christian Studies. In retirement Myra continued as a Christian education consultant and enjoyed traveling extensively with her husband, usually with a focus of experiencing and embracing the culture of the areas visited. Myra moved to Santa Barbara in 2005 after her husband passed away to be close to her only grandchild, Siena. Myra loved camping, butterflies, making candles, taking daily walks, and reading John Shelby Spong’s weekly column. She was devoted to family, enthusiastic about travel, placed high importance in advocating for and helping others, and easily adapted to new situations. Myra had deep compassion and appreciation for all the world’s people, cultures, and religious traditions. She will be greatly missed. Myra was predeceased by her husband Hurst, and is survived by her son Robert Hogan, daughter Martha Hogan (Don Adams), and granddaughter Siena who brought her great joy in her later years. A celebration of Myra’s life will be held Sunday, April 2 at 3:00pm at First United Methodist Church of Santa Barbara, 305 E. Anapamu St. A service will also be held in San Diego at a later date.
Friends may honor Myra by remembering the Children’s Growing Center (www.fumcsd.org/cgc), the First United Methodist Church Santa Barbara (www.fumcsb.org), KPBS National Public Radio and Television (www.kpbs.org), or your local PBS or NPR station.
Virginia Grace Butterfield 04/19/22-03/04/17
Virginia Grace Butterfield, 94, passed away from causes related to pneumonia on March 4, 2017. Virginia was a longtime Santa Barbara resident who moved here in 2003 from San Diego, where she was associate editor of San Diego magazine for seventeen years. Virginia was born in Brookline, Massachusetts in 1922 to Jeanne Dohen and Joseph J. Grace, a colonel in the army. The family was stationed in many cities including San Francisco and Chicago but her favorite posting was at Manila, the Phillipines, where she lived for three years as a teenager. She attended Mills College, received her BA from Bryn Mawr University and attended both Yale University, where was one of the first female students to have a play produced, and Columbia University where she received her MFA. As a young writer in New York she worked for the Margaret Arlen Show on CBS radio. It was there that she met the love of her life, Richard Butterfield, a soon to be television executive who she married in 1950. Ever creative, Virginia balanced motherhood with a part-time modelling career and becamea proficient potter, selling much of her work in the Portland, Oregon area. After Richard's untimely death in 1978, Virginia recreated herself as a magazine editor, working for Oregon, San Francisco, and finally San Diego magazine. In San Diego she first took up painting, and upon moving to Santa Barbara she became a successful local artist, creating many works of watercolor, oil, acrylics and mixed media. She was a member of the Santa Barbara Art Association, Goleta Art Association, Printmakers of Santa Barbara and Padres Watercolor Society. Virginia is survived by her daughters, Catherine, Elizabeth, Darcy and Virginia, her son Richard, Jr., seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She was the grandmother of Filiberto Hernandez, the Carpinteria teen who fell to his death on March 12th. The family will be having a private ceremony to memorialize her death. Contributions in her name can be made to the National MS Society. www.nationalmssociety.org
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James Jackson Hill 11/11/50-02/20/17
Why Brown Practiced Double-Edged Diplomacy in First Post-Trump Trek to D.C.
Strongman odor. To be sure, Brown repeatedly and unambiguously denounced the president’s hard-line policies, particularly on health care and immigration. Shortly before GOP House leaders withdrew the Trumpcare bill, the governor at a big rally attacked it, in thundering Old Testament prophet mode: “This is not about health-care reform—this is about disease, death, and suffering. Mr. Trump, come down from Trump Tower, walk among the people, and see the damage that this latest exercise in raw political power will wreck on the women, the men, and the children of this country.” On Meet the Press, he railed against plans to build a border wall and to deport millions of undocumented immigrants: “The wall, to me, is ominous,” he said.“It reminds me too much of the Berlin Wall. When I see that 30-foot wall, I worry somehow,‘Are they trying to keep me in, or keep them out?’ I really think people ought to be careful because there’s a lot of odor here of kind of a strongman ….” He added:“We’re not going to sit around and just play patsy and say, ‘Hey, go ahead.
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ith typical X-rated elegance, state Democratic Party chairman John Burton described Gov. Jerry Brown’s mission to Donald Trump’s Washington last week this way: “He’s got you by the nuts,” Burton said of Trump. “What are you going to say, ‘Go fuck yourself’? You try to do something … you go in and try to, you know, grab what you can.” Mr. Chairman’s lucid if explicit analysis, elicited by David Siders, ace California reporter for Politico, splendidly summarized the perilous challenge confronting the governor of the provincial capital of resistance to the 46 percent Republican president. At a time when California’s Democratdominated political establishment, a farflung network of grassroots organizations and leaders of Silicon Valley, Hollywood, and other major industries loudly, bitterly, and all-but-unanimously defy Trumpism, Brown portrays the senior statesman. Firm in disagreement but more restrained in rhetoric, he routinely expresses willingness to cooperate with Trump on matters of mutual self-interest. “I think we’ll find a way here in Washington,” he said during his four-day trip.“Nothing is all that predictable under the current administration. So that could be cause for alarm but also a cause for some optimism.”
Lock us in. Do whatever the hell you want. Deport two million people.’ No, we’re going to fight, and we’re going to fight very hard.” He also vowed to fight any punitive efforts to withdraw federal funds from California. “We do have something called the Ninth and the 10th Amendment,” he said. “The federal government just can’t arbitrarily, for political reasons, punish the state of California. “California is America. We’re 12 percent. … You don’t want to mess with California, because you’re going to mess with the economy, and that could blow up in your face in a gigantic recession and roll the Republicans right out of this town.” On the other hand. At the same time, Brown lauded the administration for approving hundreds of millions in disaster relief he’d recently requested, saying, “We feel we’re in sync with the federal emergency management team here … . I think President Trump cares about helping people in disasters.” He expressed optimism, after meeting with Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, that the state might receive $650 million for a crucial railway link in Silicon Valley, along with much larger sums sought for other infrastructure, noting he was “here to negotiate, to make friends, and to advance the cause of California.” And after a key meeting with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Bakersfield, now the most powerful Californian in Washington, Brown illustrated his singular form of political diplomacy with a classic only-Jerry remark: “I am not coming here like Martin Luther in 1517, putting my 95 theses on the Wittenberg church,” he said. — Jerry Roberts No, of course not.
Jim Hill died on February 20th at Cottage Hospital in the loving embrace of his wife and dear friends. Dearly beloved husband of Elizabeth Rumelt, devoted and much loved stepfather of Judith Rumelt,loving brother of Rand and brother in law of Lynn, Nao, and Tim, understanding uncle to David and Ben, and loyal friend. A memorial gathering in his honor will be held at his home, 205 East Calle Laureles, starting at 2:00 on April 23rd. All are welcome to come and share memories and gratitude for having known this remarkable man.Please RSVP to 5638040 if you plan to come. Jim was a person of many interests and talents. Born to John and Marietta Fitzgerrell Hill in Chicago,his love of music led him to California to study sarod with Ali Akbar Khan, and he incorporated much of what he learned into a lifetime of playing the guitar. After obtaining a degree in architecture from SIARC in Santa Monica, he worked at Los Angeles Family Housing, a non-profit which retrofitted old buildings for homeless and medical shelters. The job helped him see that he was more gratified by helping change people’s lives than by constructing buildings, and he became a counselor in addiction programs at St John’s and Del Amo Hospitals leading to a Masters Degree in Social Work at UCLA. After internships with children, youth and families, then employment at County Mental Health, he found his true calling in providing end of life care with the Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice of Santa Barbara. One colleague said that he was an “insightful, loving and nurturing” therapist to clients, support to other staff, and teacher and mentor to therapists in training. A client had these words: “Jim was a master listener with enormous compassion and attention complemented with a depth of wisdom and understanding. His way of holding grief in the present eventually helped make way for healing.” These words were written for him on a photo presented by a supervisee: “Open-hearted, compassionate mentor, wise listener, intuitive artist, beloved friend and kindred spirit.” With a diagnosis in 2010 of a rare, untreatable and ultimately terminal disease, he was challenged to use the tools to address the psychosocial and spiritual dimensions of dying he had learned in the Metta Program for End of Life Care Practitioners to face the end of his own life. The diagnosis was followed by a burst of artistic creativity which led to two art shows, in 2012 in San Diego at the Creative Arts Center and a one-man show in February 2016 at Hospice, where the understanding and admiring reception for his art was the highlight of his last years. His diagnosis was also followed by intellectual activity, and in one year he finished both Proust’s seven-volume “In Search of Lost Time” and the twelve volumes loosely inspired by it, Powell’s “A Dance to the Music of Time,” a possibly unique feat. The love and caring he had extended to clients, friends and colleagues were rewarded by their support and loyalty to the end, including independent.com
that of the Home Care team of Visiting Nurse Association whose members extended themselves to their former colleague to alleviate his suffering and give him some quality of life. His brother Rand will remember that Jim was always his hero and what an amazing brother he was. His stepdaughter Judith will always remember with love his kindness and unwavering support and faith in her, and the music he played at her wedding to Josh Lewis, who also remembers him with love and gratitude. His wife will be forever grateful for the years she shared with him, for his following the Metta precept of a heart filled with love and kindness, for the joy he experienced in her daughter’s success, and for his sense of humor, which remained throughout and often turned a difficult moment into a source of pleasure. Gifts to Visiting Nurse or Hospice of Santa Barbara would be appreciated.
Leslie Frederika Holt 07/21/49-03/09/17
Leslie passed away in the early morning hours of March 9 after several weeks of loving care from family and friends following a courageous year-long struggle with cancer. She was born in Reno, a 4th generation Nevadan, and grew up in Santa Barbara attending San Marcos High School and University of California Santa Barbara. Leslie will always be remembered for her love of life, family and friends, and for her courage and willingness to always say what she believed. She and her husband Rick also have a special place in their hearts for dogs which Leslie wore proudly on her leg as a life-sized dachshund tattoo! She lived and traveled around the world including participating in the Peace Corps in Nigeria. Leslie was a trailblazer for women in both athletics and work. In 1968 she placed 4th in the U.S. Olympic trials for the shot put and was ranked 10th in the U.S. in the pentathlon. She became one of the few women police officers serving with pride on the police force at UCSB and UCLA. After receiving her Master’s degree in public administration, she moved to Springville to be near her Mother. There she worked in administration for the Porterville Police Department. In her later years she became a certified yoga instructor and opened her own studio in Springville. Leslie was preceded in death by her parents Lester Hilp Gliessman and Mary Evelyn Whitten Gliessman Tellez and leaves behind her husband Rick Holt, brothers Stephen Gliessman (Roberta Jaffe), Eric Gliessman (Sally) and nephews Erin Gliessman (Oriana) and Carlos Alex Gliessman (Heather) and their children. Leslie also leaves many memories with her friends, including life-long friends Vicki and Scott Garland and Suzanne Malloy. Her two loving dachshunds, Buster and Hildegard, along with family and friends miss her greatly. Private family celebrations of life will be held to honor Leslie. Donations in her memory can be made to Animals for Education at Critter Creek Wildlife Station, www.crittercreek.org or 36710 Sand Creek Road, Squaw Valley, CA 93675.
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Rita Denise (Presley) Mitchell 07/22/47-03/09/17
Rita Denise (Presley) Mitchell, born and raised in Boonville, CA, graduated in 1965 from Ukiah High School and was a waitress at the House of Garner restaurant, where she met David Mitchell. They married and moved immediately to Santa Barbara where they celebrated a 47-year honeymoon. Rita’s magnetic personality landed her a job offer while having lunch at the El Paseo Restaurant where she worked from ‘70-75. She was a much beloved waitress, affectionately known as Walky Talky, La Chuperosa (Hummingbird) and Magic, monikers lovingly bestowed upon the friendly redhead by her captivated admirers. Her quick wit and ready smile endeared male and female alike. She loved the activity of the Fiesta celebration, a love that never waned. In ‘72, she and David purchased the 7-Eleven on Cliff Dr, where she assisted David while holding her job at the Paseo and giving birth to their 2nd son. In ‘74, Rita’s confident and straight forwardness earned her a job as manager of the 82 unit Park East Apts across from Alameda Park, where she again won the affection of many. The couple sold the Mesa store in ‘77 and bought the 7-Eleven at Castillo & Montecito St. One week later Rita was lying in the hospital in a coma, the result of an auto accident that would leave her paralyzed on the left side and confined to a wheelchair. Due to brain trauma, she would be left with speech difficulties and short-term memory loss. A stay of 9 months in the hospital, 2 of which comatose, was punctuated by her accepting forgiveness while in the deepest depths of the coma, whereupon she began to cry, opened her eyes, peered into David’s eyes, relaxed and squeezed his hand. A temp of 106°, pneumonia and a staff infection had been defeated! An hour later she was sitting up and eating with a temp of 97.6°, this, the day after medical staff had suggested removing life support! From outward appearance, it would seem that Rita’s effect on others, her quick wit, her genuine disarming smile, tenacity, and delightful laughter, had been defeated, but it was not to be. She, with her newfound faith, became an integral part of Vineyard Church and for the next 39 years displayed her spunky gift of drawing people together with her ever-present smile, laughter, and playful sparring. She took immense delight in her family and friends, together filling the air with laughter. Rita finished well, still beaming 20
her generous smile after suffering the heart attack that ushered her into the waiting arms of her Designer, Creator and Father. With family at her side, she took His hand and stepped into His embrace. Her family, deeply saddened by her departure, never the less rejoices in her promotion. There is now a raucous redhead flitting about heaven eliciting volumes of joy! She is survived by husband, David; sons, John Combs & Brandon Mitchell; grandchildren, Amanda Tilley, Tessa Mitchell, Chloe Burt & Zane Combs; four great grandchildren and siblings, Gary Presley & Faye Andrade. A celebration of her life will be held at First Baptist Church, 949 Veronica Springs Rd, Sat. April 1st at 2 PM, meal and sharing to follow. In lieu of flowers, consider a donation to YWAM Ships, info online.
Joe Pinnella 1950-2017
ing family, friends and neighbors who provided moral support and occasional physical support, the Santa Barbara fire department for their several lift assists over the years, Joe's remarkable and wonderful team at Hospice of Santa Barbara (www.hospiceofsantabarbara) and finally, in his last four weeks of life, his team from Visiting Nurse and Hospice (www.vnhcsb.org) . In lieu of flowers we respectfully request that donations be sent to Hospice of Santa Barbara, National Multiple Sclerosis Society (www.nationalmssociety.org), or Visiting Nurse and Hospice of Santa Barbara. If he were still with us Joe would tell each of us "Every day, tell the people you love that you love them. Leave your cell phone at home and take a walk or, even better, a good hike in this wonderful world. Drink in the fragrances that are offered up and be amazed at the astounding colors of the sea, sky, rocks, and trees. Let the breeze wash over you and the sun warm your skin." And, if you are so inclined the next time you're in a good restaurant, order up something good to eat and a craft beer. Or, a good single malt. Or, a Hendrick's martini, up, dry, with a twist. Then, toast Joe. You may not see him but he'll be toasting you right back. A celebration of Joe will be held on July 29th in Santa Barbara, details to follow.
Manuel “Manny” Cheverez 03/17/34-03/17/17 Joe Pinnella passed away gently, sweetly, beautifully, March 5, 2017, at home in Santa Barbara, with his wife, Tracy, and his son, Brian, at his side and holding him close. Joe was born in Brooklyn, NY and grew up in the seaside town of Manasquan, NJ, the oldest of seven boys. He lived, for the past 30 years, in Ventura and Santa Barbara. Joe was a special man with many endearing qualities and he lived a fun, lively, and dignified life in spite of the many challenges presented over the years by multiple sclerosis. He met life headon, bravely, calmly and gracefully, and without complaint, becoming an example of courage and strength that inspired others. He was a charming raconteur, quick to laugh and quick to offer his own keen, witty observations of the human condition with a warm, slightly sly smile. He was a kind man who possessed true compassion for all living things. Joe is survived by his wife, Tracy, his son Brian, daughter-in-law Cindy, grandchildren Nicole, Dylan, Justin, daughter Michelle, son-in-law Chris, grandchildren Christopher, Matthew, Evelyn, and all six of his loving brothers and their wives and families. He was predeceased by his parents, Frank and Evelyn Pinnella, and his firstborn son, also Joe. There are many people to thank, so many people who cared about, loved, and cared for Joe over the years. We wish to thank his truly outstanding personal physicians who have provided many years of counsel and care, all of the medical and ancillary staff at Cottage Hospital who stood by our side over the past five months, his caregivers at home, the families of his caregivers who supported them as they supported us, all of our dear and lov-
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G. Cheverez (husband Dale Shreve). Manuel enjoyed life to the fullest. He enjoyed skiing, golfing, photography, and riding his bike throughout Santa Barbara. His true passion was the ocean! He enjoyed fishing, boating with his wife, skin diving, and surfing at local spots with his friends, whom he referred to as "his other family". He was a very spontaneous, free spirit...he didn't like to plan trips, he just liked to get up and go! No agenda, no timeline. He just preferred to enjoy the journey and all of the sights along the way. His love, spontaneity, and free spirit are carried on by his wife, children, and grandchildren Shane, Shaylin, and Lily Cheverez. His life came full circle in recent years as he revitalized the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Barbara's Youth of the Year Award. Manny was the very first recipient to be honored as the SB Boys Club Boy of the Year in 1949. He spent the next 67 years mentoring and touching the lives of everyone he came into contact with. In lieu of flowers, friends who wish to remember "Manny" may do so with a contribution to the Manuel Cheverez Youth of the Year Award. Mail to: 632 East Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93103. The Cheverez Family would like to thank the entire staff of the ICU at Cottage Hospital for the respect and care they provided. Memorial Service for Manuel is Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Emanuel Lutheran Church (3721 Modoc Road). A Celebration of Life Reception will follow at 12 p.m. at the "Eastside" Boys and Girls Club (632 E. Canon Perdido St.).
in 1946 aboard the Queen Mary. She arrived in New York Harbor on her birthday and two days later arrived by train in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She and her husband set up home there. She had two children, a daughter Donna and a son Dexter. The family moved to Santa Barbara, California, in May of 1966 and by June of that year Freda was working as Counselors' Secretary and Registrar at the Santa Barbara Junior High School, where she stayed for the next eighteen years, retiring in 1984. Freda kept an amazing journal of her thoughts, poems and stories. Here is one of her poems: The essence that is me Through the years unchanged. True there now is knowing, Fruit on the tree of life. I did not give it weight, Nor give it any thought. Now that I am old and slow, My thoughts are racing still. A stranger bears my name, But inside I am still the same. -Freda Good (2007) She is preceded in death by her husband, Richard Vernon Good (1991), and by her son, Dexter Richard Good (1997). Her surviving daughter is Donna Good Higbee. Her friends deeply loved her for her warm, caring nature and fabulous sense of humor. She will be so deeply missed by her friends and her daughter. There will be a graveside service on April 10, 2017 at 2:00 pm at the Goleta Cemetery.
Freda “Linda” Lee Good 03/04/21-03/19/17
On March 17, 2017 Manuel "Manny" Cheverez celebrated his 83rd birthday with family and friends filling his hospital room with love, laughter and endless stories of his many adventures throughout the years. Later that same evening, after the last visitors had left, he quietly and peacefully left the loving embrace of his wife Nancy and set off on a new adventure. Manuel was born on March 17, 1934 in a small house in Carpinteria. He was the third-born child to Tomasa and Lucas Cheverez, both from Puerto Rico. His siblings include sisters Mary Cheverez Morales, Antonia Ramos and younger brothers Benjamin, Joe, and Henry Cheverez. Manuel served in the Army during the Korean War from 1950-1953; he was 16 years old when he entered the Army. He received several medals during his tour of duty, including the coveted Combat Infantryman Badge. Upon his return to civilian life, Manuel enjoyed a successful career in Santa Barbara as a beautician for almost 30 years. During this time he met and married the love of his life Nancy Jane McKeever. The couple went on to have 3 children; Sons Shawn (wife Jenny) and Stace (wife Marni) Cheverez and daughter Shelby
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Death Notices Freda "Linda" Lee Good passed away in the evening on Sunday, March 19, 2017, just two weeks after her 96th birthday. She was born March 4, 1921 to Thomas Victor Lee and Mildred Mary Bradley Lee in London, England. In school she was known for her beautiful, clear speaking voice and was asked to read the announcements each day over the loud speaker. She often gave recitations and read poems at their assembly gatherings. When WWII began, she enlisted in the 1st Airborne Division of the British Army in October of 1941 and was assigned to the Royal Corps of Signals, the Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) branch for women. By 1943, about nine out of ten women in England were taking an active part in the war effort. Her service came to an end on V-E Day (Victory in Europe) in May, 1945. She met and married an American soldier and journeyed to America
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PANAMA ISLANDS: Panama’s Bocas del
Toro archipelago has been discovered by the world, and the best news is that it hasn’t been ruined. The green string of Caribbean islands is just an hour by plane from bustling, skyscraper-studded Panama City but a world away. Polyglot backpackers spend a few nights in small hotels or hostels on the main island of Colón just off Panama’s coast — everyone just calls it Bocas town — and then jump on small motorboats and head for the ring of islands to low-key getaways or just day-tripping. The young and the restless who roam the world after college have made Bocas a favorite stop along the way to Paris or India, it seems. Two young women we met from Switzerland hefted enormous backpacks and headed off to — where? One waiter, a student from troubled Venezuela, said he had met a French woman, and they will be off to visit France soon. Horizons are wide out here. One of the most popular destinations is Red Frog Beach on the 24-square-mile island of Bastimentos, a few minutes away by water taxi. There’s a nature preserve, beaches, an Indian village, turtle nesting area, and the famed red frogs. Several dozen small hotels have sprung up. Fabienne and Benoit Carouge left France to open what is arguably the best restaurant
in Bocas town, MK, and living there. There’s also a small plan to open a resort on clinic. a small nearby island. I didn’t get to Bastimentos They’re a friendly couple. Island this time — Wendy’s never My daughter, Wendy, been there — and I’m vowing and I found the tiny to get back to Bocas, Red Frog entrance of MK and sat Beach, and starfish beach. To down at the end of their get to starfish beach, you take a dock, with a view of the cheap shuttle bus ride from Bocas bay ringed by South Sea to Playa del Drago. Then walk to island-like small hotels, starfish beach and its clear water. You can easily see the starfish each with a dock busy but it’s a no-no to touch them, of with speedboats laden with passengers heading course. out to adventure. We hated to leave, but we had Our sunset culinary FABULOSO: Island-hopping across the Panama archipelago led to relaxing scenery from Panama City kin to visit and gifts to buy: Panama’s Duran coffee adventure began with a restaurant verandas. and colorful traditional Kuna classic French Niçoise salad — chunks of savory tuna, fresh sliced Mostly we existed on arroz con pollo: Pana- mola art. tomatoes, lettuce, and more. Fabienne arrived manian rice and chicken, and traditional sanIn Panama City we avoided the noisy skywith chilled wine from Argentina’s famed cocho soup: chicken, potatoes, and yucca in a scrapers and enjoyed the beautifully renoMendoza valley. vated colonial Casco Viejo quarter, with its warm broth. Then came chunks of local lobster tail to At first glance, Bocas town may look like narrow streets and small shops and restaugnaw on. I’m not a big lobster fan, but it was Isla Vista, but there the comparison ends. It’s rants. We stayed at the beautiful Central Hotel wonderful to sit in the warm March gloam- quiet, at least it was during pre-spring-break and snacked at an open-air spot under the ing and watch the small boats zip across the visit. There are few cars, except for the bright moon in the soft night in the old plaza next water and the sun slide into the archipelago. yellow taxis, and they all drive slowly, all the door. On our last night, we ate well among MK is next door to one of the most comfort- better for the locals and their children, and the well-dressed patrons in the huge dining room at the nearby American Trade Hotel, adjoinable hotels in Bocas town, the Tropical Suites, dogs that saunter around. It’s a peaceful place. But in the 15 years since ing the jazz club and bar. a modern three-story affair with large rooms offering town and sea views, air conditioning, I last visited, it’s grown: more hotels, more Next time, we’re dropping our bags at the Wi-Fi, and even TV. (We didn’t turn ours on.) paved streets, more Panamanian families oddly named ATH. — Barney Brantingham
Edwin (Ed) Aspinwall 03/14/22-02/21/17
Edwin (Ed) Aspinwall passed away peacefully at home in Thousand Oaks, on February 21, 2017, following a brief decline. He was 94. Ed led a full life, rich in faith, love, and spirited humor. Ed began his life in the borough of Queens, New York, where he was born to John Aspinwall and Susan Boggs, immigrants, respectively from England and Ireland. When the spirit moved him, Ed could put on hilarious renditions alternating between New York and Irish accents. Following graduation from high school in Queens, Ed studied engineering for one year at the Stevens Institute of Technology. Ed’s engineering studies were interrupted by World War II, and his decision to join the Naval Aviation Cadet Program in 1943. He was medically discharged approximately one year later due to perforations of his ear drums during flight. He was disappointed to
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leave the navy, but came to recognize he had been spared. Ed did not return to engineering; he changed course to attend seminary and pursue a vocation as an ordained minister with the Presbyterian Church. The reason he gave for this change of course was that World War II had caused him to believe that for him it would be “more meaningful to build bridges between peoples.” Ed completed his pre-theological education at Lafayette College, then went to McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago. It was at McCormick, working as a server in the faculty cafeteria, that Ed met another seminary student, Alice Grace Simpson, who grew up on a small dairy farm in the San Joaquin Valley. Soon enough, the two began what Ed sometimes referred to “a brief and hectic courtship.” Ed and Alice would take brisk winter walks to the Lake Michigan shore, returning via a donut shop that served hot coffee. Some of their classmates were surprised that he from the city and she from a family farm could be an item, but Ed and Alice developed what would become a deep and abiding bond. On June 24, 1948, Ed and Alice were married. They honeymooned in Tuolumne Meadows, and returned to Chicago to finish seminary and work in a settlement house for women and children. Thus began their 63-year journey together. Ed worked in a variety of positions during his career. A common theme in his life is that he sought, to the best of his ability, to make positive contributions to the community. He served as a pastor in
churches in Ohio and East Los Angeles, before he came to Goleta in 1959 to serve as the organizing pastor of Goleta Presbyterian Church. His work in each of these areas was distinctly different from the others. In East Los Angeles, Ed and Alice reached out to the community and helped develop programs for the local youth and their parents, and in doing so helped establish a multi-ethnic congregation. Ed sometimes recalled that the members of the congregation bravely crossed social and cultural boundaries simply by walking through the church doors. In Goleta, the area was growing, but still largely surrounded by citrus groves. While the church buildings were under construction, members met in the Lions Club and held and Sunday school classes in a doctor’s office. Ed and Alice made life-long friends during the organizing efforts in Goleta. In 1966, Ed accepted a position to serve as the executive director of the Family Service Agency of Santa Barbara, which provides counseling and community services. Following his “retirement” Ed completed the course work and examinations to become a certified financial planner. For several years, he led retirement planning seminars for clergy, who are often inattentive to their own financial planning. In the early 1990s Ed sought out an opportunity to volunteer as a teaching assistant at Isla Vista School, where he helped fourth and fifth graders with math and other problem solving skills. He volunteered three mornings each week, for approximately 15 years. He was at least 85 years of age before he decided to pass the torch to the next generation of teachers and volunteers. Ed’s final volunteer position was as a
chaplain at Goleta Valley Hospital. This in some sense completed a circle, as he had given the prayer of dedication to the ground breaking of the hospital some five decades earlier. Ed and Alice lived a full life. Together they had three children. Family life included camping trips in the summer, and breakfast or dinner at Goleta Beach most any time. Especially when their children were grown, they frequently shared dinner at home with friends. They enjoyed long morning walks along their favorite mountain paths or at the beach. During spring, they would go see the wildflowers at Figueroa Mountain, and in the early autumn they liked to visit Yosemite Valley. Alice passed away in January, 2012. Ed handled the difficult transition nobly. He lived for a time with his daughter Laurinda in Goleta, then moved to Thousand Oaks where he lived with his son Mark and his family. Ed enjoyed the comings and goings of his grandchildren, and continued his morning walks well into January, 2017. Ed is survived by three children, Laurinda, Mark, and Tim; daughters-in-law, Marla and Moira; and grandchildren Bryce, Daniel, Matthew, Joseph, and Grace. Each benefited from his loving commitment to family, and his example of a faithful life well-lived. He was a man serious about his commitments, and had a serious sense of humor. We miss him greatly and are grateful for his life. A public memorial will be held 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 11, at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Santa Barbara. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Direct Relief International, or Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, in the memory of Edwin H. Aspinwall. independent.com
After a short battle with liver disease, Banks Albach passed on March 8. At 44 years young, he leaves behind a life full of promise and adventures to come. Banks was a one-in-a-lifetime rare gem of a person. He was an endlessly curious, serious, hilarious, passionate, intelligent and fearless spirit who forged his own uncharted path through life. Born in Santa Monica, Banks grew up in Santa Barbara, attending Montessori School through to Santa Barbara City College. Always engaged in the present and with the world around him, he majored in political science and journalism at San Jose State University and received a master's degree in political science at San Francisco State University. He is survived by his fiancée Alexis Brash, his parents Tom and Patricia (Benson) Albach, and many friends. A potluck-style gathering of remembrance will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 2 at Leadbetter Beach.
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PARALLEL STORIES: Found in Translation Martha Ronk with Tom Wudl & Jon Snyder SUNDAY | APRIL 9 | 2:30 PM Los Angeles-based poet Martha Ronk, whose last book, Transfer of Qualities, was long-listed for a National Book Award, reads from her latest, Ocular Proof—poems about and inspired by photography. Afterwards, Ronk sits down to discuss translation, interdisciplinary cross-pollination, and other subjects with L.A. Louver artist Tom Wudl and UCSB Professor of Italian Studies Jon Snyder. Q & A to follow. Parallel Stories is a literary and performing arts series that pairs art and artists with award-winning authors and performers of regional, national, and international acclaim. This series functions as a multidisciplinary lens through which to view the Museum’s collection and special exhibitions. Images left to right: Martha Ronk, Ocular Proof cover (detail), Tom Wudl, and Jon Snyder.
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UPCOMING PARALLEL STORIES:
Colm Tóibín and House of Names SUNDAY | MAY 21 | 2:30 PM
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B A D K I D : The host of Great Escapes: The Moth in Santa Barbara, David Crabb is a two-time winner of The Moth storytelling slam and author of the memoir Bad Kid, about his life growing up Goth in Texas.
ome stories take a long time until they’re told,
les. They’re about “escaping, getting out, getting free into a to a Sierra Leone teenager who must adapt to a more comand some storytellers travel a long way to tell new life,” said Cino. “Stories can really speak to the best of fortable New York Life after traumatic early years. There’s them — storytellers such as Nestor Gomez, the human experience. We’re always trying to get sad stories and the one-hit wonder hip-hop star’s brief brush with fame award-winning, self-taught writer and poet who funny stories, men and women, different ages, different back- and how he deals with the relatively mundane thereafter, as will be part of The Moth Mainstage performance grounds.”What’s more, they offer us in the audience an oppor- well as the experiences of Carl Pillitteri, a Fukushima power at the Lobero Theatre on Thursday, April 13. tunity to escape, as well— well a moment to experience the story plant employee who picks up the pieces of a life disastrously Gomez and four other storytellers will share their true tales of another’s life and escape, for a moment, our own. interrupted in a sudden collision of earthquake, tsunami, in a night titled Great Escapes. Gomez’s story is a harrowing and snow. one. It tells about how his family fled from Guatemala, a The MoTh TakeS Wing Cino says the final 45 stories were whittled down from 200 country at the time all but scorched to the ground in a geno- The origin story of The Moth is one oft-told, but here’s a or so previously curated Moth stories.“One of the interesting cidal civil war. It’s also a story about how his family entered quick recitation. Growing up in Georgia, novelist and poet things is that some of the most compelling stories in oral America undocumented in search of a better life, a story George Dawes Green would while away the summer hours, form don’t work on the page,” Cino said. It’s a powerful book resoundingly powerful now, at this time, as our government sharing true stories with friends on a screened-in porch, chock-full of brief, impactful pieces. Some are gut punchers, hovered around their shared yarns like the series’ nocturnal the kind that yank an unexpected sobbing fit out of your budgets for a wall. Yet he has only recently brought his personal story to light, namesake to porch-light glows. As a young adult, Green car- untapped reservoir of sorrows or joys. Some are told by famed having held it silently as he himself was forced to live invis- ried this memory to his Manhattan living room, and in 1997 folks, like Louis C.K., who tries to navigate an unknowable ibly. “You’re like a ghost, trying not to be seen, trying not his true-life storytelling living room parties became citywide Moscow through signage he can’t read, while others are told to be heard. You go as fast as you can to your next destina- happenings, and are now nationwide gatherings, story slams, by people like Dr. Francis Crick’s assistant, Dr. Christof Koch, tion,” he said of his family’s life without documents. While podcasts, and even books. whose quest for scientific knowledge conflicted with his belief Gomez now wins audience-favorite awards from in the unknowable divine. storytelling competitions across the Midwest, his is The diversely told compendium makes for a great set of adult bedtime stories. Each story is short not a story he was eager to share. Even after all the KCRW and The Santa Barbara Independent present the Moth Mainenough to read in before-sleep spurts and engaging proper immigration paperwork was filed, speaking stage program Great Escapes: The Moth in Santa Barbara at the Lobero Theatre (33 enough to keep you hungry for more. What’s more, about the experiences of undocumented immigraE. Canon Perdido St.) on Thursday, April 13, at 7 p.m. VIP tickets include a pre-party, many of them serve as good, comforting reminders tion remains largely “taboo,” he said. “It’s not somebeginning at 5:30 p.m., with complimentary drinks and bites before the show, with thing you’re proud of or something you want to that the night you’re shutting your eyes upon or the a live set spun by KCRW deejay Chris Douridas. Call 963-0761 or visit lobero.org. talk about.” day you’re waking up to isn’t so bad after all, or, if it The Moth offered his first chance to talk about is, at least you will be able to get through it, as others it— and now it is our chance to listen. In the second-annual it Today, open-mic Moth StorySLAM competitions are held did before you. partnership with KCRW and The Santa Barbara Independent Independent, in 26 cities around the world, and The Moth has “grown and Having worked now with The Moth for more than seven The Moth Mainstage returns to remind us of the importance grown and grown,” Cino said, especially through streaming years, Cino has seen a few common threads among storytellof storytelling. Gomez and the other Great Escapes perform- and podcasting technology. Its collaboration with The Inde- ers.“The big thing they all have in common is vulnerability, a ers will be sharing personal tales that are “intense, timely” pendent and KCRW made perfect sense, said Cino. S.B. sets a willingness to just really get up there and just be very straighttruths, said Senior Producer Maggie Cino, who helped craft perfect stage for The Moth, with its intellectually curious and forward and open about moments that were really difficult,” a program uniquely for Santa Barbara. The other storytellers experientially rich population, she said:“It’s a community that she said. experienced great escapes in different ways: One is an area has a lot of voices of its own. Not all stories talk about high stakes, and not all are high native who grew up in a religious household and was forced drama. The Moth’s diversity is its strongpoint, Cino said. Its to undergo conversion therapy; another is a Christian woman The WonderS of The MoTh underlying binding agent relies on the endlessly inventive who fell for and subsequently married a Muslim man despite Great Escapes flutters into town shortly after the release of capacity of humans to adapt to unexpected circumstances. her family’s dissaproval. the new Moth book, The Moth Presents All These Wonders: Moth stories show life “on a very different scale with very The stories were selected for their geographical relevance True Stories About Facing the Unknown, the second print different people,” Cino said, but all touch on that “determinaday our ability, as people, to kind of and their thematic unity. One performer at the Lobero this compilation of Moth stories. They range from life-affirming tion to get through our day— April will be Shauna McGarry, who grew up in Santa Bar- to heartbreaking, from the story of the humble hairdresser throw our arms around life when we’re thrown a curveball.” bara and now has her own storytelling show in Los Ange- who ended up creating David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust look continued >
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WEAVING STORIES T O G E T H E R : The Moth Senior Producer Maggie Cino oversaw the curation of Great Escapes. “We’re always trying to get sad stories and funny stories, men and women, different ages, different backgrounds,” she said.
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The Moth has no guidelines as to who or what kind of stories can be submitted through its pitch line (where people pitch story ideas online or through a toll-free hotline), so long as the stories are true, both in the telling and to the teller. When you hear a good Moth story, “I feel like I just witnessed a person being their truest self,” said David Crabb, the two-time Moth storytelling slam winner who will host the Great Escapes evening. He thinks the telling of the story should sound the same as if people were just sitting in a booth at a bar and talking.“The Moth really wants people to be their pure self. They want to capture whatever it is about you that is engaging and specific to you, and they want to get that onstage.” “The big thing is to not try to look cool,” Cino said. “‘I took a trip, and I had an amazing time’ is an interesting Facebook status update, but it doesn’t land as much as someone who said,‘I planned my dream trip and thought it had all worked out, but it turned out as much as I wanted to impress this guy I was taking the cross-country biking trip with, I hadn’t been on a bike for five years, and I was really out of shape and went for days being exhausted.’ Openness and the courage to be oneself lends itself to a kind of shared kindness, Cino said. “Nobody really gets to the final stage of the curated series if you’re a jerk.” Stories get a trial run in storytelling slams across the nation, with the names of storytellers drawn out of a hat. Once a story is selected for a Mainstage show, a director or story coach like Cino will help the teller massage their message. “Some care in crafting goes into just creating a situation where a person can get up and say,‘This is really what happened to me,’ ” Cino said. Story coaches will dig for details, as Cino did recently to shape the narration of a Muslim friend who recounted her decision to start and later stop wearing a hijab. “So what happened in between?” Cino asked. “What was the moment you felt resolved to continue wearing it, and what was the step that made you decide to stop? What did your parents say? Did you throw out your blow-dryer?” Crabb, who has also done a lot of story coaching, loves how The Moth showcases the individuality of each storyteller. “What makes storytelling so special is you can witness the same sort of archetypical story again and again” and have it be unique each time, he said.“Even if there were three types of stories in the whole world, 10 different people would tell one of those types 10 different ways.” Crabb, whose story about growing up as a gay Goth teen in Texas earned him national acclaim, now teaches storytelling to all kinds of audiences, including corporate storytelling workshops. “I really enjoy it because you’re teaching people the basics of structure, and that applies across the board, whether you’re selling Apple computers or toilet flush handles,”
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Though he has won multiple audience awards at The Moth and other storytelling venues, speaking did not come easily to Gomez, who stuttered as a child. He grew up in a family of worry-doll makers who made tiny muñeca quitapena to help ward off the nightmares of young tourists. “It was either send this kid to speech therapy or put food on the table,” Gomez recalled. When widespread violence overtook Guatemala, tourism disappeared.“We lost a way to make money. We didn’t have any thoughts of freedom,” he said about the decision to come to this country. But as he was learning English here, he was also losing his stutter. “A childhood friend had seen my website, and he was like,‘I cannot believe he’s out there telling stories. Everybody made fun of him, and now he’s out E S C A P E A R T I S T : Nestor Gomez, a selftaught English speaker, writer, and poet, is one of five Great Escapes storytellers, with his story of how his family fled war-torn Guatemala and entered the U.S. undocumented.
there telling stories,’” said Gomez, who also makes a living selling customized T-shirts through Threadless.“I have been able to make my mother proud, and that’s the best feeling.” Gomez’s tale is an especially poignant inclusion in S.B.’s Great Escapes program, as President Donald Trump’s policies and rhetoric continue to strike fear in the hearts and lives of the many undocumented men, women, and children who live among us. Of the current political reality, Gomez said, “The people who have power are afraid to share it with other people, and, I’m sad to say, I’m not surprised. It’s history repeating itself; every time that something is accomplished, somebody comes and pushes it back again. We were too complacent, too happy with the dream of ‘Yes, you can’ to realize there were a lot of people that said,‘No, you cannot.’” But Gomez’s story is not only about immigration alone.“I’m talking about my family, my fears, my sense of survival, my sense of dedication between me and my siblings,” Gomez said.“The audience may not have the same experience, but they can put themselves in my place because they have families, they have dreams, they have fears. As human beings, we all share these experiences.” “People who are diverse or widely different from each other are really not that different once we get in a room and tell stories,” Crabb said. “The woman who’s trying to win the yoga competition and the guy trying to shoot the biggest 10-point buck in the hunting season—those stories are kind of the same even though they seem so opposite.” And true to The Moth’s name, sometimes the warmth of stories is all we have to cling to in the darker hours. As with many Moth tales, the stories in Great Escapes remind us of the endurance of the human spirit, Cino said. “I’m constantly just really awed by our ability as humans to not just survive but to persevere, that ability to get through something and continue,” she said.“That ability connects people more than it divides.”
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Crabb said.“Even if someone doesn’t get the applica application down, you can tell they left with a keener eye toward telling stories to their family or when they go on a fishing trip.” Crabb advises his storytellers to mine their life for extremes, like the challenges of growing up helping your wheelchair-bound mother or the year you worked with primates in Africa while studying abroad. But just as compelling can be the drama in everyday moments, though it takes practice to find the stories in the small stuff. Moments that may not seem to matter to us now may come back in meaningful new ways, Crabb added. “Just because you think you get a story right the first time and you’re done with it, it’s still in the world and can still change, and it can change your future,” he said. For example, he once had told the story of a deceased childhood friend on NPR, and days later the friend’s sisters and mother called.“You worry about the way you portray people in the world, but they thanked me and said, ‘When you laughed like him, I remembered his laugh … and you showed me parts of his life that I never got to see.’”
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kick-off party, a grand tasting, and educational panels and tasting seminars for you to educate your palate on fine wine. Fri.: 6:30-9pm. Sat.: VIP: 11am-5pm; general: 1-5pm. Veterans Memorial Hall, 1745 Mission Dr., Solvang. $49-$130. Ages 21+.
Saturday 4/1 Roam a mile and a quarter of car-free streets filled with games, sports, dance, health and wellness, and many more activities. Shop and enjoy lunch at area businesses during this giant community block party. 9am-5pm. Linden Ave. and 8th and 9th sts., Carpinteria. Free. Call 963-7283. sbopenstreets.org
sional faculty or staff guest appearance, from each residence hall produce Broadway-style skits, song, and dance to compete for prizes and bragging rights. This tradition that began in 1961 continues to thrive as this college’s largest annual production. 6:30pm. S.B. Bowl, 1122 N. Milpas St. $11-$36.50. Call 962-7411.
3/30: Peter Pan All ages will be delighted in Inspire Dance S.B.’s magical retelling of this beloved fairy tale about the boy who couldn’t grow up. Save a seat after the show for a special dance workshop. 10:30am. Multipurpose Rm., Goleta Library, 500 N. Fairview Ave., Goleta. Free. Call 964-7878.
3/30: Preserving Your Fertility for the Future
with the 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. 8pm. Center Stage Theater, 751 Paseo Nuevo. $16$23. Call 963-0408. Read more on p. 51.
ally recognized HIV and transgender activist, for an intimate discussion on topics affecting trans communities at this block party for all to enjoy. Dance to live music from a variety of musicians, meet new friends, and partake in area artist Barbara Parmet’s The Wing Project to rise above together and celebrate all beauty that is transgender. 5-8pm. S.B. Community Arts Workshop, 631 Garden St. Free.
3/30: Trans Day of Visibility Join Chandi Moore, a nation-
3/31: 20th Annual Mad Hatter Luncheon Celebrate “The Golden Age of Hollywood” with song, dance, authentic ’30s and ’40s costumes, silent auction, raffle, and the signature hat contest to fundraise for the Transition House, an area nonprofit dedicated to helping families with children combat homelessness. 11am. Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort, 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd. $125. Call 966-9668.
4/1: Deja Re’s Cabaret of Fools Deja Re and her Drag Extravaganza are set to entertain, along with Green Flag Summer, Miriam Dance-Leavy (accompanied by a live band), Solomon Jaye, and performers from The Dance Network, at this benefit show for the S.B. School of Performing Arts. 6pm. M8RX Nightclub + Lounge, 409 State St. $40. Call 708-8897. daurikennedy.com
4/1-4/2: Photography Workshop
3/31-4/1: 5th Annual Garagiste Southern Exposure Wine Festival
Discover hard-to-find, high-quality, microproduction wineries with tastings poured by the winemakers themselves. There will be a
Seasoned photographer Jeff Jones will give you the tools to improve your eye for what you see in nature. Learn strategies to improve your photographic composition with hands-on activities, peer-to-peer discussions, and a trip to the Los Padres National Forest to put your skills into practice. 11:30am. Wildling Museum, 1511-B Mission Dr., Solvang. $90. Call 688-1082.
4/1: Button Badges Create your very own button badge with collage, drawings, and unique papers. Art supplies will be provided. 11am-noon. Community Hall, Montecito Library, 1469 E. Valley Rd., Montecito. Free. Call 969-5063. sbplibrary.org
4/1: Reception: Cultural Influences of the Architecture of India Travel photographer Sylvia Abualy’s fascination with the architecture of India is highlighted in this photographic exhibition, curated for contemplation and appreciation for the history, culture, and the people who live there. The exhibit shows through May 5. 3-6pm. The Architectural Foundation of S.B. Gallery, 229 E. Victoria St. Free. Call 455-4787.
4/4: Art Salon: The Creative Process: Inspiration and Evolution Area artist Rebecca Gomez will share her creative journey and the evolution, inspiration, and philosophy of her works, some of which are on view at the Wildling Museum and Gallery Los Olivos. You’ll also get to network with fellow artists and share your experiences as an artist. 5:30-7pm. Stacy Hall, St. Mark’sin-the-Valley Episcopal Church, 2901 Nojoqui Ave., Los Olivos. Free. Call 694-8837. ongoing: Wildly Diverse: Nine Contemporary Artists Take
in abstract and figurative works of art including urban architectural paintings and paper and bronze sculptures. The exhibit shows through April 24. 10 West Gallery, 10 W. Anapamu St. Free. Call 770-7711. 10westgallery.com
“Arriving at the Horizon” by Patricia Post
3/31: Reception: The Arts Fund Presents Vanishing Point Emerging area artists Demi Boelsterli, Adam Jahnke, and Cody Lynch will exhibit gritty, nostalgic-esque 35mm photographs that encapsulate personal narratives, memories, and fleeting moments. 5-8pm. The Arts Fund Gallery, 205-C Santa Barbara St. Free. Call 965-7321. artsfundsb.org
3/31-4/1: Nebula Dance Lab: EndEnd game The Nebula Dance Lab will team up
The Breast Cancer Resource Center of Santa Barbara (BCRC) presents a health education lecture by Dr. Daniel Rychlik on the factors that can affect one’s ability to reproduce, such as a cancer diagnosis, and the free services available at the BCRC. There will be a Q&A following the lecture. 5:30-7:30pm. First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance Ave. Free. Call 569-9693. tinyurl.com/BCRClecture
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by the opening reception for these colorful abstract and figurative works by Rick Doehring, Patricia Post, and Tom Post with an artist talk at 6 p.m., during the Funk Zone Art Walk. The exhibit shows through May 21. 5-8pm. MichaelKate Interiors, 132 Santa Barbara St. Free. Call 963-1411. tinyurl.com/
4/1: 56th Annual Westmont Spring Sing Come watch students, and an occa-
marks his California debut with mysterious, sensual oil paintings for a sumptuous visual feast. The exhibit shows through April 30. 5-8pm. Silo 118, 118 Gray Ave. Free. Call (301) 379-4669. silo118.com
Flower and food lovers will gather for an interactive flower workshop with nationally recognized designer and party planner Debi Lilly in the greenhouse before a multicourse, artisanal, and locally sourced meal amid the orchid blooms in the flower farm. Workshop: 9am-noon; $40. Dinner: 5-8pm; $175. Gallup & Stribling Orchids, 3450 Via Real, Carpinteria. Call (916) 441-1701.
3/31: Reception: Waves and Particles East Coast native Max Gleason
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Artist-in-Residence: Bari Ziperstein: Fair Trade Step into a faux trade show booth to view ceramic sculptures — vessels and decorative panels — that manipulate imagery of Japanese Samurai armor and Soviet Union propaganda directed toward women. Bari Ziperstein’s feminist critique examines the contradictory expectations for women to be appealing and inaccessible throughout history. The exhibit shows through April 30. Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB. Free. Call 893-2951. museum.ucsb.edu
4/4: 3rd Annual Spirits in the Air: Poetry and the Liquid Muse The Santa Barbara Independent Independent’s very own food writer George Yatchisin will host an evening of libation-themed poetry from various readers, including two S.B. poet laureates. Literary-themed cocktails will be available for purchase. 6:30pm. The Good Lion, 1212 State St. Free. Call 845-8754. sbpoetry.net
ongoing: New Views A group of 25 Central Coast artists will showcase their works of art incorporating fabric, dye, paint, and stitching as a mode of evocative expression. The exhibit shows through April 24. Cabrillo Pavilion Arts Ctr., 1118 E. Cabrillo Blvd. Free. Call 897-1982. ongoing:
4/4: 1984 Almost a hundred theaters across North America will screen this film adaptation of George Orwell’s novel in commemoration of the day Winston Smith (John Hurt), the story’s protagonist, began his rebellion against the all-knowing, all-seeing, all-listening Big Brother. 7pm. Plaza Playhouse Theater, 4916 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria. $7. Rated R. Call 684-6380.
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school student artists will come together for this bi-annual event to pay tribute to their elders through drawings, paintings, sculptures, and photographs. The exhibit shows April 2-30. Faulkner Gallery, S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Free. Call 962-7653. studentartfund.org
ongoing: Nature’s Wonders Artists Sue Johnson and Liz Tallakson will showcase a collection of vibrant pastels and watercolors. The exhibit shows through April 30. Gallery Los Olivos, 2920 Grand Ave., Los Olivos. Free. Call 688-7517. gallerylosolivos.com
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Sunday 4/2 4/2: El Dia del Niño Kids will rule the animal kingdom for a day with the everpopular “Day of the Child” at the zoo, featuring Spanish-language music, a children’s talent show, food, and plenty of family fun. 11am-5pm. S.B. Zoo, 500 Niños Dr. Free-$17. Call 962-5339. sbzoo.org
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4/1: Kathy Griffin Two-time Emmyand Grammy-winning comedian Kathy Griffin may not be on the D-list anymore, but her pull-no-punches comedic look at the entertainment world will make your stomach churn … with laughter as she brings her Celebrity Run-In Tour to S.B. 8pm. The Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. $34-$94. Call 899-2222. Read more on p. 51.
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the S.B. County Flower & Nursery Growers’ Association as you visit seven area flower farms to view a variety of gerberas, orchids, roses, and other blooms — rain or shine! Begin at any flower farm for a farmer-led tour. 11am-4pm. Gallup & Stribling Orchids, 3450 Via Real; MOBIs, 5170 Foothill Rd.; Myriad Flowers (Padaro Floral), 3680 Via Real; Pianta Bella Nursery, 5154 Foothill Rd.; Seaside Gardens, 3700 Via Real; Westerlay Orchids, 3504 Via Real; Westland Orchids, 1400 Cravens Ln., Carpinteria. Free. Call 284-8584. carpinteriafarmtours.com
of a lifetime documented in this Academy Award–winning film about a young man’s struggle to find himself across three chapters of his life as he experiences pain and beauty while grappling with his sexuality. 3pm. Plaza Playhouse Theater, 4916 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria. $7. Rated R. Call 684-6380.
Monday 4/3 4/3-4/5 Adult Lap Swim Returns The sun’s out, so swim on! Perfect your butterfly stroke, front crawl, or backstroke at the area pool adjacent to the ocean. Call for information about weekend and holiday hours. Adult Lap Swim goes through June 11. 7:30am-9am, noon-2pm, and 7:15-8:15pm. Los Baños Pool, 401 Shoreline Dr. $5-$64. Call 966-6110.
4/3-4/4: Erica Ford The CEO and founder of LIFE (Love Ignites Freedom Through Education) Camp and Peace Is a Lifestyle will speak at Girls Inc.’s annual luncheon about her experience as a changemaker in her neighborhood of Jamaica, Queens. She will also lead a community yoga session with her Urban Yogis the following day. Proceeds from the Women of Inspiration luncheon will support Girls Inc. programs. Mon.: 11:30am-1:30pm;
of a girl’s best friends unite for an evening of wine tasting, appetizers, and a silent auction with vintage and new handbags and jewelry. Proceeds from the event will benefit the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Campaign. 5-7pm. Salon U, 1719 State St. $20. Call 963-8862.
4/4: Troll Tales and Scandinavian Songs Laugh, sing, and dance with Stina Fagertun of Arctic Norway and Ross Sutter, a Swedish-American from Minnesota, for an afternoon of stories and music from Scandinavia. Tue.: 10:30-11:30am; Library Patio, Solvang Library, 1745 Mission Dr., Solvang; 688-4214. 4-5pm; Buellton Library, 140 W. Hwy. 246, Buellton; 688-3115. Wed.: 10:30-11:30am; Community Hall, Montecito Library, 1469 E. Valley Rd., Montecito; 969-5063. 4-4:45pm; Faulkner Gallery, S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St.; 962-7653. Free. Ages 4+.
WedneSday 4/5 4/5: Activate! Community members will gather to knit pink hats, create protest signs and flags, and write letters in solidarity while discussing topics that matter most to them, from public education and equal rights to the environment and more. The reSisters Choir’s harmonies will echo throughout the museum to inspire you even further as they rehearse for an “I Can’t Keep Quiet” flash mob. 5:30-7pm. Museum of Contemporary Art, 653 Paseo Nuevo. Free. Call 966-5373. mcasantabarbara.org
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3/30: M8RX Nightclub & Lounge Sound & Society. 10pm. 409 State St. Free. Ages 21+. Call 957-4111. m8rxsb.com
3/30, 4/1: Dargan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant Thu.: Dannsair, 6:30pm. Sat.: DJ Ian, 10pm. 18 E. Ortega St. Free. Call 568-0702. darganssb.com
3/30-4/1, 4/4-4/5: 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
3/31: Carr Winery Barrel Rm. The Stiff Pickle Orchestra. 6pm. 414 N. Salsipuedes St. Free. Call 965-7985. carrwinery.com
3/31-4/2: Cold Spring Tavern Fri.: Paradise Road, 7-10pm. Sat.: Dan Grimm, 1:30-4:30pm; MacTalley’s Trip, 5-8pm. Sun.: Bryan Titus Trio, 1:15-4pm; Low Down Dudes, 4:30-7:30pm. 5995 Stagecoach Rd. Free. Call 967-0066.
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Should We Hide from Big Data? Donald Patterson, Professor of Computer Science, Westmont
5:30 p.m., Thursday, April 13, 2017 University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara Street Free and open to the public. For information, call 565-6051. In a world increasingly under surveillance and digital control, an enormous amount of data gets collected. This “Big Data” isn’t just a benign repository of information, however. It becomes the basis for making decisions and monitoring and assessing individuals and groups. People with agendas choose which data is worth saving, which colors the pictures they subsequently form about our world. Professor Patterson will discus several ways of thinking about surveillance and control. He’ll present ways in which people on the cutting edge of technology have responded to protest and protect their privacy and yet practically still participate in the modern world. Finally, he’ll discuss when, if ever, it’s OK to lie to the databases that are trying to form a digital portrait of you.
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3/30: Vince Gill and Lyle Lovett These legendary singers/songwriters will share stories and sing the songs that made them famous, delivered with wit and a wry sense of humor. 8pm. Chumash Casino Resort, 3400 E. Hwy. 246, Santa Ynez. $75-$115. Ages 21+. Call 686-3805.
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4/1: Mimi Gilbert, The Brave Kind, Chasing Rainbows Multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Mimi Gilbert will perform with a full band alongside the harmonies of sister-friend duo The Brave Kind from Ventura and rock ensemble Chasing Rainbows. 8pm. Mercury Lounge, 5871 Hollister Ave., Goleta. $8. Ages 21+. Call 967-0907.
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
4/1: 5th Annual With A Song in My Heart The Center for Successful Aging presents an elegant concert of music performed by area professional musicians and singers including Jackson Gillies, Kimberly Ford, Tom Buckner, and more, with a special tribute to pianist Gil Rosas. Funds from the concert will benefit the center. 2pm. Marjorie Luke Theatre, 721 E. Cota St. GA: $10-$20; patron seating: $100$250. Call (800) 838-3006. Read more on p. 51.
4/1: Generationals Musical duo Ted Joyner and Grant Widmer will have you dancing all night long to feel-good synth-pop beats and layered electronic rhythms. 9pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State St. $15-$18. Ages 21+. Call 962-7653. sohosb.com 4/1-4/2: Brahms’s Ein Deutsches Requiem It’s been a decade since the S.B. Choral Society has performed Brahms’s arguably greatest work, a message of peace and hope in times of strife, grief, and unrest. Conducted by JoAnne Wasserman, the Choral Society will perform with its orchestra, L.A. soprano Tamara Bevard, and N.Y. baritone Lester Lynch. Sat.: 8pm; Sun.: 3pm. First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance Ave. $7-$45. Call 963-0761. lobero.com
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4/2: The Great American Songbook Travel through a century of American music with pianist Hershey Felder, with renditions of some of the greatest songs from the Gershwins, Jerome Kern, Berlin, and Rodgers and Hammerstein to Bernstein, Sondheim, and more. Do your vocal warm-ups because you will be invited to sing along! 5:30pm. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. $75-$95. Call 963-0761.
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3/31: Nef the Pharaoh This Bay Area rapper is well-
Austin, Texas’s macabre-pop quartet Tele Novella (pictured), with Natalie Ribbons on guitar and lead vocals, who will play their warm psychedelia in the self-described style of “The Addams Family, in color.” Groove rocker Soul Home (Landon Smith) of Summerland’s Land n Sea will kick things off. 8pm. Mercury Lounge, 5871 Hollister Ave., Goleta. $6. Ages 21+. Call 967-0907.
4/4: Santa Barbara in the Spirit of Laura Nyro Songwriters At Play will perform a concert featuring the songs of recent Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Fame posthumous inductee Laura Nyro, known for songs such as “Stoney End,” “Stone Soul Picnic,” and “Wedding Bell Blues.” 7:30pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State St. $15. Call 962-7776.
4/2: The Los Angeles Clarinet Choir Sixteen clarinetists will debut new arrangements by Japanese, Latin-American, British, and American composers in modern, classical, world, and jazz styles. 3pm. St. Mark’s-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church, 2901 Nojoqui Ave., Los Olivos. $10-$35. Call 688-7423.
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4/4: S.B. Chamber Orchestra Presents Music Dialogue Join Classical KUSC radio host Alan Chapman and members of the Chamber Orchestra for an evening of music, discussion, wine, and dessert. 7:30pm. University Club of S.B., 1332 Santa Barbara St. $64. Call 963-0761. lobero.com
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4/5: Graham nash Legendary singer/songwriter and two-time Rock & Roll
Hall of Fame inductee with Crosby, Stills, and Nash and with the Hollies, Graham Nash will be in S.B. to perform songs from his early days, solo work, and latest studio album, 2016’s This Path Tonight. 7:30pm. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. $56-$106. Call 963-0761. lobero.com
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.
Release the Hounds: An Evening with
Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge | Aoife O’Donovan Tue, Apr 25 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall
Tickets start at $25 / $15 all students (with valid ID) Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge, a superlative duo known for pushing the envelope of folk, bluegrass and jazz, are joined in concert by folkpop singer Aoife O’Donovan, who is regularly featured on A Prairie Home Companion and known for her work on The Goat Rodeo Sessions.
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Wed, Apr 26 / 7 PM (note special time) / Hahn Hall
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cont’d from p. 28 4/5: 2016 national Book award Winner: Colson Whitehead Prepare to be captivated by the dynamic storytelling and inspiring anecdotes from the author of the New York Times best seller The Underground Railroad Railroad, a tour de force that chronicles a young slave’s bid for freedom in the antebellum South. 7:30pm. Campbell Hall, UCSB. Free-$20. Call 893-3535. Read more on p. 53.
This experimental group continually expands its vocabulary of singing techniques, making them one of today’s most impressive new vocal ensembles.
artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu 4/5: 805 startups: Gaming, entertainment, and Publishing Learn from and network with industry experts as they share experience and advice in the gaming, entertainment, and publishing fields, from new opportunities to cautionary tales. 6:30-8:30pm. Impact Hub, 1117 State St. Free. Call 284-0078.
4/5: How Plants Work: The Science Behind the Amazing Things Plants Do Award-winning author Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott will inspire your green thumb with her extensive and nonacademic but well-documented descriptions of how plants work, from their colored petals to what’s going on underground. Engage in a free plant exchange prior to the lecture, and enter the 25 cent plant raffle afterward. 7pm. Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 909 N. La Cumbre Rd. Free. sbchs.org
4/5: astronomy on Tap Join University of Amsterdam graduate student Ylva Gotbergand Andy Howell, Los Cumbres Observatory staff scientist and UCSB professor, for a discussion on the upcoming American full solar eclipse and the double stars and dark ages of the universe. Learn something new and maybe win an out-ofthis-world prize. 7:30pm. M8RX Nightclub + Lounge, 409 State St. Free. Ages 21+. Call 957-4111. lco.global/aot
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“The twentysomethings in Old Crow Medicine Show marry old-time string music and punk swagger.” Rolling Stone
Experience Dylan’s watershed album like never before, when these groundbreaking mountain music revivalists tip their hats to his incalculable influence.
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jai’s public skate park has a lot of things going for it. It’s free, it’s downtown, it’s open 365, and its 12,500 square feet of artfully sculpted concrete has something for everyone, from upstart street urchins to Old Guard pool crusters. Unfortunately, summertime heat waves turn the place into a kiln, leaving dehydrated skaters dreaming for cool night sessions ’neath the stars. That dream is about to get real. For years, plans to install lights at the skate park never got out of the “talking about it” phase. Then in late 2015, Sunday Rylander resigned as chair of the city’s Parks and Recreation Commission to grab the reins with both hands. This weekend will mark a culmination of her efforts. On Saturday, April 1, the Skate Ojai nonprofit— nonprofit Rylander’s on the board— board is hosting a silent-auction fundraiser that will more closely resemble a taco-fueled party soundtracked by a garage band and washed down with frosty beverages. Up for grabs are dozens of skateboard decks — donated by Santa Barbara’s Skate One — custom decorated by doz-
GET SOME: Ojai’s Shane Allen floats a frontside aerial in the big bowl where lights would make for cool night sessions.
ens of artists, including Gary Lang, Fiorella Ikeue, and skateboarding’s own internationally regarded Mark Gonzales, among others. All proceeds will top off Rylander’s $60,000 push to privately purchase and install the equipment, well before the heat waves of summer.“My son was 10 when the park opened, and people started saying it needed lights; now he drives himself to the park,” she said. “We’re shooting to have the lights on by May 1.” —Keith Hamm
The Skate Deck Art Show & Silent Auction will be on Saturday, April 1, at 6 p.m. at Caravan Outpost (317 Bryant St., Ojai). Call 836-4891.
The Gift of Organ DOnatiOn A follow-up to My Life: “Finding Hope When Kidneys Fail,”” published May 4, 2016
by Ashley Somics fter more than a year of searching for a living around, it was an even better pairing, and my donor kidney donor and enduring five months on friend and I would be a part of a kidney chain that dialysis as a means to survive, I finally got the was started with an altruistic donor. Both my friend and I had our surgeries on call from the UCLA, Kidney Exchange Program with September, 28, 2016, with her donating a kidney good news. It was three days after my first Karaoke for Kid- to someone in Georgia and me receiving a kidney neys awareness event held on May 13, 2016, that I from someone in Colorado. This date for me will forever be a reminder to received word that I was never give up, to always going to be scheduled for a live life to the fullest, to be kidney transplant on June thankful for the amazing 7. I couldn’t believe that it people in my life, and to was finally going to hapcontinue raising awarepen for me. Even after my ness for kidney health long journey to getting to and living transplantathat point, however, I found tion. myself feeling hesitant. I As a result of the self selfhad low energy ever since lessness of all the donors my karaoke fundraiser, involved in this paired and I knew that in order kidney exchange, 11 peoto go through with a major ple were given life-saving surgery, everyone involved REASON TO SMILE: The author smiles after her kidney kidney transplants. This needed to be healthy. I went transplant. through with my pre-op appointment at UCLA, and, kidney chain was organized between hospitals in sure enough, after a routine chest x-ray, they found California, Georgia, Colorado, Maryland, New Jerpneumonia. The scheduled transplant surgery date sey, and New York. I hope people use my experience as a reminder was immediately halted and ultimately scratched. I that you should never underestimate what you can was completely devastated. Luckily, just three months later, UCLA contacted do for others, whether it be raising awareness or givme once again with a kidney donor match. This time ing the gift of life. courteSy
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The author is hosting the second annual Karaoke for Kidneys to benefit the National Kidney Foundation on Saturday, May 6, 2017, at 7 p.m. at Dargan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant (18 E. Ortega St.). See karaokeforkidneys.org. The National Kidney Foundation will also cohost a fundraiser screening of Going in Style and panel discussion at Paseo Nuevo (8 W. De la Guerra St.) at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 6. Tickets are $25. Visit bit.ly/2nmsrJf.
OUT OF THIN AIR: Cohost Michael Stevens says his and Adam Savage’s exciting experiments will give a glimpse at invisible forces and fluid dynamics.
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oom! Pow! Bap! Science! Expect to hear these and other exclamations as scientific power duo Adam Savage and Michael Stevens blast into the Arlington Theatre on Thursday, April 6, with Brain Candy Live!, an outrageously entertaining and educational science show. Savage and Stevens, of MythBusters and YouTube fame, respectively, will use a mix of toys, power tools, and home appliances to get to the bottom of burning inquiries such as: What happens if everyone on Earth jumps in the air at exactly the same time? Can anyone bottle up a magical invisible substance and use it to power a rocket? It’s a gravitydefying, eye-opening show that will rewire your mind and get your science senses tingling, with experiments galore and a Q&A to follow. The pairing was a natural one —“The chemistry was perfect,” says Stevens — with both Savage and Stevens wanting to break down the fourth wall and bring science to the stage. The two have “very similar, endless curiosity and endless imagination,” says the YouTube star, whose channel, VSauce, takes a philosophical look at perceptual phenomena. They brainstormed all kinds of ideas to create Brain Candy, working with director/magician Michael Weber to craft a show largely based around fluid dynamics, building marvelous contraptions à la MythBusters for some experiments and using mundane objects for others. Some ideas and projects didn’t make the cut. They crafted, for example, gigantic customized bellows with which a young child from the audience could inflate a mattress and eject his recumbent mother out of bed, hence demonstrating mass. “The bellows is beautiful, and we still travel with it,” said Stevens. Brain Candy will spark minds, Stevens said, for the thrills of scientific inquiry. “If you combine entertainment and science, the real goal is a lot of people there will be inspired to pursue careers in science and will want to take classes in science,” he said. But what’s more, Brain Candy reminds us that science is a collective inquiry, one that minds can engage in on any level. “We want to celebrate what scientists are doing to make the public excited for what can come. Science is something everyone can do. You don’t have to be a super brainiac genius or have natural-born skill to think critically and make a difference in the world.” For future shows, Stevens hopes they can be more inclusive, with more female scientists onstage and more at-home demonstrations, like a show about math with no numbers. Stevens hopes he and Savage can inspire critical thinking in all brains in attendance, and not just for scientific matters. “We want the curiosity to be contagious. We can really spread the word of thinking critically, asking: What does it mean to be true or not, and how can you test that? It makes for better citizens,” he said. —Richie DeMaria
Brain Candy Live! is on Thursday, April 6, 7 p.m., at the Arlington Theatre (1317 State St.). Call 963-4408 or visit thearlingtontheatre.com.
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CITY OF SANTA BARBARA Planning Commission Hearing Regarding the New Zoning Ordinance Thursday, April 13, 2017, 1:00 p.m. City Hall, City Council Chambers, 735 Anacapa Street The Draft New Zoning Ordinance (NZO) proposes updates and new formatting for the Zoning Ordinance, which is Title 28 of the City’s Municipal Code. The Zoning Ordinance establishes the zone classifications, permitted uses in each zone, development standards and regulations, and the development review process for the City. Development standards related to growth, such as residential density, and amount of nonresidential growth allowed remain unchanged. The majority of the proposed changes consist of reformatting and modernizing language, and clarifying existing regulations; however, a number of changes to zone classifications, permitted uses in each zone, development standards and regulations are proposed, including, but not limited to: Zone Classification/Districts and General Plan Changes: Revising the names and classifications of most zones in Title 28 and several in Title 29 (Airport) to be more descriptive of the allowed uses. Combining three existing commercial zones (C-P, C-L and C-1) into one zone (C-R). Area A of the Veronica Meadows Specific Plan and an adjoining lot are proposed to be rezoned to P-R (Park and Recreation) with a park designation of Open Space, and the General Plan Map designation changed to Parks/Open Space. Allowed Land Uses: Narrowing the range of allowed uses in the M-1 (Light Manufacturing) zone, allowing neighborhood markets, updating home occupation standards, allowing mobile food vendors on private property, and expanding temporary use regulations. Development Standards: Changing standards including the number of stories in a building, building separation, setbacks, open yards, allowed encroachments into setbacks and open yard, size of accessory buildings/garages, fences and hedges, nonconforming buildings and uses, and other aspects of property use and configuration. Parking: Standardizing nonresidential parking requirements, including food service uses, parking for change of use, parking for expansions, bike parking, and parking reduction for small residential units. This is a continuation of Planning Commission’s March 2 and March 9 hearings. The Planning Commission Staff Report including the Draft New Zoning Ordinance, and additional information regarding this work effort, is available at www.SantaBarbaraCA.gov/NZO. Planning Commission recommendations will be forwarded to the City Council for its consideration later this year. The legislative actions required include: 1.
General Plan Map Amendment to designate the Veronica Meadows Specific Plan Area A (APN 047-010-064 and 047-010-065) as Parks/Open Space from Hillside Low Density Residential (Max 2 du/ac), and to designate APN 047-061-026 as Parks/Open Space from Hillside Low Density Residential (Max 3 du/ac) and Suburban Low Density Residential (Max 3 du/ac); Amendment to the Certified Local Coastal Program for all proposed changes in the Coastal Zone; and Amendments to Title 28 (Zoning Ordinance & Zoning Map), Title 29 (Airport Zoning Ordinance & Airport Zoning Map), Specific Plan 9-Veronica Meadows, Title 9 (Public Peace and Safety), Title 22 (Environmental Policy and Construction), Title 27 (Subdivisions), and related Titles of the Santa Barbara Municipal Code (SBMC §28.92.020).
The Environmental Analyst has determined that the proposed amendments are implementing actions of the 2011 General Plan and within the scope of the 2011 General Plan Certified Final Program Environmental Impact Report (EIR). An Addendum to the 2011 General Plan Certified Final Program EIR provides documentation of environmental analysis of the proposed amendments under California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). You are invited to attend this hearing. Written comments are welcome and should be submitted prior to the meeting at the Planning Division Office, 630 Garden Street; by mail attention PC Secretary, P.O. Box 1990, Santa Barbara, CA 93102-1990; or by email to PCSecretary@ SantaBarbaraCA.gov. On Thursday, April 6, an Agenda with all items to be heard on Thursday, April 13, 2017 will be available at 630 Garden Street. Meeting agendas, minutes, and videos are available online at SantaBarbaraCA.gov/PC. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need auxiliary aids or services or staff assistance to attend or participate in the meetings, contact the City Administrator’s Office at (805) 5645305. If possible, notification at least 48 hours prior to the meeting will usually enable the City to make reasonable arrangements. Specialized services, such as sign language interpretation or documents in Braille, may require additional lead time to arrange. For information, please contact Marck Aguilar, Project Planner at MAguilar@SantaBarbaraCA. gov or by phone at (805) 564-5470. Sign up for eBulletin notifications on this project at www. SantaBarbaraCA.gov/NZO. 36
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mashed between two cars as a kid, Dr. Alexandra Carswell Engle suffered seven fractures to her left pelvis. On top of the constant back pain, the injury damaged her digestive system, and she was eventually diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome. Into adulthood, she remembers, “I sought help from a wide array of practitioners, but it wasn’t until I met a naturopathic doctor that things really shifted. Making dietary changes alone, my pain dropped by half. I was hooked, and I knew I needed to learn more.” She went all in, becoming a licensed and board-certified naturopathic medical doctor in 2015 at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. Professionally, the Santa Barbara native goes by Dr. ACE (a play on her initials), and in 2016 she opened Regenerative Health Medical Center on the Mesa. Her fiancé, David Downey, is the center’s director of operations and medical fitness programs, which also has an outpost in El Segundo. I met weekly with Dr. ACE as she monitored my diet and vitals while I focused on the nutritional puzzle piece of keeping pace with my two young daughters and my middle-aged goals to remain physically nimble without sending myself to the ER (again). Basically, despite steady exercise and normal caloric intake, I was feeling sluggish and stressed. Dr. ACE put me on a strict diet for a month — no caffeine, refined sugar, dairy, or grains (except organic white rice and quinoa) — and then I reintroduced omitted foods in phases to see how my body responded. She discussed that nutrition is a foundational part of health but that other factors — such as hormones, movement, and stress — are also very important. For me, the six-week reset program was more tune-up than overhaul, as I wasn’t suf suffering from Crohn’s disease or type 2 diabetes, like some of her other patients. I did shed a few pounds of fat and learned that sugar gives me a headache, coffee makes me tense, and dairy stuffs my sinuses. I could live with those symptoms — I did for decades, actually — but at this point, I’d rather not. So I’ve cut way back on the stuff, and I feel a lot better overall. Here’s a quick Q&A with Dr. ACE for more.
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Let’s start with a crash course in inflammation. Acute, or short-term,
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on a narrow road. “We were in the back of the car getting our tools out,” Landeros said, “and a TOUGH SLEDDING: Rico Roman (front, in blue) lost his left leg to an IED while classmate ran us over us at 48 miles per hour.” serving in Iraq. Their legs, crushed against their vehicle, were subsequently amputated. ments, including the last IPC World Championship, staged Landeros and Carron both adapted to prosthetic legs, but in Buffalo, New York, in 2015. they found their sporting bliss in sled hockey, where players Ice in Paradise, which opened in fall 2015, was designed to without legs have an advantage because they can turn and provide full access to people with disabilities. Larry Bruyere, manager of the Goleta facility, said the U.S. team was invited maneuver more nimbly on the ice. “Playing hockey means everything in the world to us,” here with the idea of spurring interest in sled hockey. “It’s one of our favorite places so far,” Reichenbach said Landeros said. Some of the U.S. players, such as Brody Roybal, were at the end of the team’s busy schedule of five practice sesborn without normal legs. Several others had their legs sions. It afforded the players — almost all of them from the blown away in military incidents. Midwest and Northeast — little time to enjoy the California “I stepped on an IED [improvised explosive device] in weather. “We went by the beach,” Reichenbach said. “We Afghanistan,” said goaltender Bo Reichenbach, a U.S. Navy looked at it real quick.” SEAL who had both his legs amputated. Suffering the same The team was the attraction for several dozen spectafate was forward Luke McDermott, a marine injured on tors who came to watch the sledders race up and down the his second tour of duty. Rico Roman, another forward ice, often colliding shoulder-to-shoulder while the pucks on the team, had his left leg amputated after an IED blast banged around the NHL-sized rink. The final session ended while serving in the U.S. Army with the players taking shots one-on-one against goalkeepers Reichenbach and Steve Cash. in Iraq. Team U.S.A.’s presence at Ice Head coach Guy Gosselin, a Minnesotan who played in Paradise was its final train- on the U.S. Olympic teams in 1988 and ’92, presided over the ing camp in preparation for the activities. The shootout ended with the traditional awardJohn 2017 International Paralym- ing of the game ball — a Cheesehead Nerf football with the pic Committee Sled Hockey scores of international matches written on it — to the best World Championship that will performers of the day. This time, it was the goalkeepers, as 3/31-4/2: College Baseball: Long Beach State at UCSB This is the marquee take place April 11-20 in Gang- Reichenbach let out a joyous whoop. matchup of the first weekend of Big West Conference baseball. Long Beach’s Dirtbags and neung, South Korea. UCSB’s Gauchos are expected to fight it out with nationally ranked Cal State Fullerton for the Perhaps UConn women’s LAKEY’S BACK: Santa Barbara surfing star Lakey Peterchampionship. Winners of eight of nine games through Monday, the Dirtbags (14-9) showed basketball and the Harlem son got the 2017 World Tour off to a great start by finishthey are ready when they swept Fullerton in a series that did not count in the conference Globetrotters have a record ing runner-up in the Roxy Pro in Gold Coast, Australia. standings. UCSB (9-12) came to life last weekend with two of its best performances against of success to rival this hockey The 22-year-old Peterson worked hard to rebound from a New Mexico State — an 8-0 shutout behind the stellar pitching of junior lefthander Kyle Nelson, and a 7-2 victory in which junior righty Chris Clements blanked the Aggies for seven team’s. Since winning the gold broken ankle that set her back last year. Early in the seasoninnings. Friday starter Noah Davis had one bad inning that cost the Gauchos in the series medal in the 2014 Paralympic opening contest, she racked up a perfect 10 and a nine-plus opener. Their offense erupted for six extra-base hits in Sunday’s game. Fri.: 3pm; Sat.: Winter Games at Sochi, Rus- in what was hailed as one of the most spectacular heats 2pm; Sun.: 1pm. Caesar Uyesaka Stadium, UCSB. $5-$8. Call 893-UCSB (8272) or visit sia, the Americans have won in women’s pro surfing. Stephanie Gilmore of Australia ucsbgauchos.com. five more international tourna- bested her in the final. n
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hough a mandatory component of most highSugich is also a Central Coast kid, raised in Santa end restaurant menus and the frequent focus Barbara as well as in England and the Middle East of winemaker dinners, pairing food with with his travel-writing father. “After high school, I specific wines is actually a rather difficult decided to go to culinary school,” explained Sugich, affair, with every heroic hit running into just as who got a taste for the industry due to a relative many mediocre misses. So whether attempting to who ran the TGI Fridays chain in England. “My do so at home or enjoygrandma’s dying wish ing a pairing menu at a was that I would do restaurant, I always prefer something with my life.” CheF Mossin sugiCh and to consider the quest for His first job in town WineMaker CoBy Parker-garCia was at the Four Seacombined excellence as the point rather than the results sons Biltmore, and Discuss aMBiTious aPril 8 evenT themselves. then he helped open But then there’s a rare Elements across from by Matt Kettmann the S.B. County Courtevent like the upcoming house, was sous chef at food-and-wine pairing hosted by Inside Wine Santa BarSan Ysidro Ranch, and next bara at the Museum of Natural worked for Mark Lawrence History. With some of the region’s to open Blush and mantop chefs teaming up with some age The Savoy nightclub on of the region’s best winemakers, State Street. After reopening there’s bound to be pieces of epicuEl Encanto as executive sous rean gold that will suit every type chef, Sugich “wanted to see my children” three years ago, of taste bud. One such vintner is Coby so signed on for more reguParker-Garcia. The San Luis lar hours as head chef at the Obispo native and Cal Poly grad Yacht Club. worked his first harvest in 2002 Aware of the perils, Sugich for Claiborne & Churchill (C&C), takes food-and-wine pairthe Edna Valley–based producer ing very seriously. “I want to of pinot noirs and Alsatian white know where the wine is from wines such as riesling and gewürzand what else grows in that region, whether it be France traminer. After a brief stint selling broccoli and cauliflower in Santa Maria, he returned or Italy or California,” he explained. “My approach to C&C in 2004 to be assistant winemaker and rose is definitely seasonal and atmospherical.” to the top job three years later. In 2013, he and his For this pairing, the rhubarb has been very plenwife, Katie Noonan, started their own brand, El tiful in recent weeks at the farmers’ market, so that Lugar, with a focus on single-vineyard pinot noirs, was an easy choice to pair with foie gras, a common companion for pinot and Alsatian wines. He’s including a white wine made from the red grape. “The cool thing about wine pairing is that buying the scallops from the S.B. Fish Market, just sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t,” said doors away from his club, using the umami-rich Parker-Garcia, who will be pouring C&C’s ries- pea purée to symbolize spring, and he will ling and gewürztraminer and two El Lugar pinots. be sprinkling the zesty bits of freeze-dried “Everyone’s palate is a little different, so what does balsamic on top “for a little bit of pop.” Sugich and Parker-Garcia are joinwork for some doesn’t work for others.” His teammate is Chef Mossin Sugich from the ing 11 other pairing teams. That includes Santa Barbara Yacht Club, who will prepare a foie stalwarts such as Chef Michael Hutchings gras mousse with rhubarb compote and vadouvan and Richard Sanford’s Alma Rosa and Via curried pistachio on brioche, as well as a brûléed Maestra 42 with Brander Vineyard as well scallop with English pea purée, pickled ramps, and as more adventurous combos like Grassini freeze-dried white balsamic vinegar. “The foie gras and Nimita’s Cuisine, Sagebrush Annie’s with is going to be cool with the gewürz, but that rhu- Le Sorelle Italian spreads, and Stacked Stone barb compote will go pretty good with the pinot, with Los Arroyos. “People will be able to hear about the wine as as well,” said Parker-Garcia. “Pinot is one of those wines that can go both ways. It’s the gateway to the they taste the food,” said Sugich.“It’s going to a very casual and fun atmosphere.” red wine world.”
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On hanging with Cher: She tweets like an 11-year-old. Her emoji for Trump is just a toilet. She refuses to say Trump; she just calls him “toilet.” … We campaigned for Hillary together … I decided to go up to Secretary Clinton at a very big rally backstage and go, “Hey, my friend Cher is here, but she’s nervous. Can you go calm her down?” Hillary goes, “Really? She still gets nervous?” I go, “Yeah, even with the Oscar; you know how the divas are. They still get nervous … Go talk to her.” She’s like, “Okay.” … I see her just go
into Cher’s room, come out five minutes later. I go to Cher, and she’s on cloud nine. It was so cool … Then, they ran into each other one more time in the hall, and Secretary Clinton says,“My Oscar winner,” and then Cher goes, “My president.” On proof she’s still on the D-list: I was doing a book-signing where people were waiting in line … This was on the East Coast. They stood in line for, let’s say, an hour. The guy finally gets to me, and he couldn’t have been nicer. I swear this is true. I’m signing the book, and he’s saying these things that are just lovely. “I’ve just always loved you. I’ve been watching you since I was 4.” I was like,“Okay,” a big smile on my face, and I’m just thinking, “Oh.” Then he goes,“And that chemistry you had with Regis.” I swear to god, I had a line of people, and I just wrote “#blessings, Kathie Lee,” and I gave him the book.
myself, the folk singer Judy Collins, the iconic model Beverly Johnson, and Courtney fuckin’ Love. When we are at the Grammys together, we were all in a cluster at the Grammys … While I was standing there with those three, I just turned to them and I said,“Courtney, Judy, Beverly” … By the way, they don’t know each other. I went,“I think that we should be the new Taylor Swift squad. I think we should have meetings, and occasionally we might have to bang the same guy.” All four of them were in.
On her current tour: Every show is highly improvisational … I can’t even say what’s going to be in the act. I can tell you it’s all new … I know that you can go see any comic and you can hear knock-knock jokes, but you come see me, and you’re going to hear about the time that Donald Trump drove Liza Minnelli and I around in a golf cart. I mean, come on: Liza, not quite knowing what’s going on, and by the way, she doesn’t have to. Then, The Donald, who wants you to call him The Donald, which is weird. And me, on a golf course. That’s my idea of hell. That’s my Jean-Paul Sartre, No Exit Exit: me, a guy who doesn’t want to fuck me, and a golf course. I have so much new material. I’m so excited. I’m loving this tour. Every show’s different; every city is different. I love it. —Michelle Down
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Kathy Griffin performs Saturday, April 1, at the Granada Theatre (1214 State St.). Call 899-2222 or see granadasb.org.
With a sonG in My heart day. He’s currently enjoying semiretirement, but he still relishes the opportunity to perform the classic music that he loves, especially to support vital senior-assistance programs provided by the CSA, such as counseling, pet therapy, telephone-reassurance services, Gil Rosas and in-home assistance. Produced by Rod Lathim, the concert also features vocalists Kimberly Ford and Luca Ellis, Tom Buckner on alto/soprano sax, pianist and vocalist George Friedenthal, guitarist and vocalist Jackson Gillies, guitarist Chris Judge, drummer Tom Lackner, and bassist Randy Tico. With a Song in My Heart: Music from the Great American Song Book takes place Saturday, April 1, 2 p.m., at Marjorie Luke Theatre (721 E. Cota St.). For tickets, call 898-8080 or see brownpapertickets.com/event/2721303. — Maggie Yates
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After an illustrious career in music that began at a roller rink and includes credits as a music director for KEYT TV and the resident pianist at a number of Central Coast restaurants (including the Olive Mill Bistro in Montecito), Gil Rosas will receive the Spirit of Successful Aging Award this Saturday at With a Song in My Heart, the concert benefit for the Center for Successful Aging (CSA). Featuring Heart some of Santa Barbara’s finest professional musicians, the event celebrates Rosas’s career with a program of music from the Great American Songbook by composers such as Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hart, Jerome Kern, and George Gershwin. These classics of the American musical canon will be played in both traditional and contemporary styles for a unique afternoon of music that supports the CSA’s mission to provide community programs designed to help area senior citizens maintain an independent lifestyle. Rosas is honored to be receiving this award. “Music has definitely kept me young,” he said. “Being able to do what I love all these years and bring joy to people gives me great pleasure.” Now in his early eighties, Rosas has played the piano daily for more than 60 years, sometimes for up to several hours a
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the UndergroUnd raIlroad HeadS Up from Slavery
n 2016, Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Rail- What made you decide on the device of making the railroad real? road won the National Book Award for Fiction and That gave me freedom in how I organized the book. The reached the top spot on the New York Times Best episodic structure allowed me to have a big cast. A more Sellers list, a rare achievement. What makes this feat realistic historical novel would have had to stay put in even more remarkable is that Whitehead accomplished one place; this way Cora could move around and have it with a challenging story that contains some of the more experiences. For example, I could create someone most disturbing accounts of slavlike Ethel [a conflicted figure in the ery ever printed. terrifying North Carolina section] Despite its horrific subject and show what happens to her as a matter, The Underground Railwoman living in the 1820s. road conjures a vision of hope out of so much savagery and despair. What were some of the things you read Its heroine, Cora, more than surto prepare? I read the WPA [Work vives; she escapes, and as she Projects Administration] slave does so, she grows in depth and interviews in the Library of Conmaturity until her wisdom and gress for the Georgia section. For grace suffuse the book. Thanks to Ridgeway and his slave-catching by Charles Donelan Cora, Whitehead’s much-noted gang, I had Eric Foner’s Gateway central conceit of the Underto Freedom: The Hidden History ground Railroad being a of the Underground Railreal subterranean train sysroad. That actually came out as I was writing the tem gains a moral as well as an aesthetic gravity. It’s her book, and I was able to get human heart that gives an a much better idea from it otherwise serious work of of this whole underworld historical fiction permission of corrupt procedure that to embrace this one wild Ridgeway occupies and of element of fantasy. these legal battles between The book begins in the slave catchers and the Georgia, where Cora fights abolitionists. for survival in the competiLet’s talk about Ridgeway. He tive hell of a cotton plantation. Together with Caesar, scared me. How did you come who introduces her to the up with such a disturbing and railroad, Cora runs away original villain? Ridgeway and makes it to Charleston, came last. He didn’t show where things seem better up until I was almost twoat first. In Charleston, Cora thirds finished with writing samples some of the benthe book. He needed to be efits of freedom, but in a a formidable antagonist world where fugitive slaves for Cora, and he had to be at least somewhat charis charisare hunted relentlessly, and even seemingly benign matic. There were also medical institutions turn certain ideas that I out to be engaged in eugenic wanted to express experiments, nowhere is in his character — safe for long. Soon Cora Manifest Destiny, is back riding the underthe colonial attitude. ground rails again to other There was a kind of places and to face new danCold War before the Civil War that was gers. In a recent conversation with The Santa Barbara fought between the Independent, Whitehead reflected on the timing of the Independent abolitionists and the novel, on why he chose to employ the fantasy of the slavers, and that’s a lot of real trains, and on what went into the making of Cora’s what the Underground nemesis, the implacable slave catcher Arnold Ridgeway. Railroad was.
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Why tell this story now? I suppose that answer varies from place to place. Somewhere that the story of slavery is well-known, it will have one kind of impact, and in a place where it is not, another. If you haven’t thought about slavery recently, then reading the book could be a reminder. The subject of slavery was interesting to me in part because I remember watching Roots with my parents when I was 8, and now I am seeing what this story means to me as a novelist in my forties.
What frightened me most was the sense of nihilism that allows someone to decide that certain other people are just things. It is a kind of nihilism — that’s right. And to some extent, it’s still with us. I published the book before the election, and how I feel about it has changed now. You know President Trump idolizes Andrew Jackson, and that’s the kind of American attitude that Ridgeway was created to reflect.
UCSB Arts & Lectures presents Colson Whitehead at UCSB’s Campbell Hall on Wednesday, April 5, at 7:30 p.m. The Underground Railroad was the Winter 2017 Book Selection of the Lynda Weinman and Bruce Heavin Thematic Learning Initiative, which provides new books free of charge to members of the community. Call 893-3535 or visit artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu.
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pril is National Poetry Month, so David Starkey, former Santa Barbara poet laureate and current Indy book reviewer, has for the third year in a row undertaken the daunting task of reading and summarizing 30 books of poetry— poetry one for each day of the month. Below are the results of his endeavor.
Adrienne Rich, Collected Poems, 1950-2012: The poetic antidote to Trumpism was written long before the current president took office. Rich’s work is complex and driven and couldn’t be more relevant, as in this passage from “Trying to Talk with a Man,” where she confronts a scientist at a bomb testing site and realizes he is “talking of the danger / as if it were not ourselves / as if we were testing anything else.” Rita Dove, Collected Poems, 1974-2004: Dove may be best known for writing about the struggles faced by African Americans, but this comprehensive gathering of mostly short poems from the first 30 years of her career shows her to be interested in everything from Frida Kahlo to grape sherbet to math flash cards. “If you feel strange,” she writes, “strange things will happen to you.” Monty Reid, Meditatio Placentae: Reid’s book consists of strange and won wonderful sequences that reimagine the world from unlikely perspectives. “Household Gods,” for instance, features poems about socks, lint, keys, and tweezers. The title poem is a surprisingly touching dramatic monologue spoken by a mother’s afterbirth: “unembraceable / and always between this place and another.” Alan Gillis, Scapegoat and Other Poems: Initially, a reader may be carried away by the music of Gillis’s verse, the lush assonance and alliteration, the clever rhymes (“kite”/“gobshite”) and half-rhymes (“frog” / “brogue”). Yet the most powerful aspect of this volume of selected poems may be its careful examination of working-class life in Ireland and Scotland. Emily Dickinson, Envelope Poems: FeaFea turing both front- and back-color reproductions of the recycled enveenve lopes on which Dickinson wrote — mostly in pencil — “scraps” of poetry and poetic messages, Envelope Poems also includes text transcriptions of her sometimes impenetrable handwriting. Not exactly a collection of Dickinson’s poetry, the book is nevertheless a work of art in its own right. Joshua Bennett, The Sobbing School School: If there were any doubt that the music and rhythm of poetry can energize and amplify its message, Bennett’s smart, focused first collection offers indis-
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William Trowbridge, Vanishing Point: The highlight of Trowbridge’s funny and nostalgic book is the sequence “Oldguy: Superhero,” about an elderly and perpetually affronted defender of freedom and justice, whom even Superman, after scribbling “an autograph on Oldguy’s utility belt,” disrespects with a “‘Move it along, Gramps.’” Donika Kelly, Bestiary: In this wildly inventive collection, Kelly writes love poems for mermaids and werewolves and centaurs, minotaurs and griffons and chimeras, but perhaps the most telling of these love poems is the one addressed to herself.“I am lonely as a bear,” she writes, and then, in the next line,“I am no good at bearish things.”
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putable evidence. “Not the body / but its bad / alibi. Its black / & blueprint,” he writes in “On Flesh,” one of many poems melding pain and song. Rajiv Mohabir, The Taxidermist’s Cut: Cut The sometimes grisly art of taxidermy, in which death is cleverly disguised as life, serves as a dominant metaphor for poems that explore everything from “Homosexual Interracial Dating in the South” to the poet’s “chutney / of Creole and Hindi” to creatures as disparate as the whale shark and the cicada.
Solmaz Sharif, Look: Collage and erasure are poetic techniques well suited to describing the United States’ military intervention in the Middle East, and Sharif uses them to stunning effect in her first book. If the long sequence “Personal Effects” is the collection’s most ambitious poem, perhaps its most moving is “Reaching Guantánamo,” a series of redacted letters from a wife to her imprisoned husband.
Stevie Smith, All the Poems: Smith is known primarily in America for one poem,“Not Waving but Drowning,” so this compendium can’t help but present a broader picture of her achievement. Often decorated with her weird and whimsical pen-and-ink drawings, the hundreds of poems in this collection exhibit a dark, desperate humor. “Serious people, serious people,” she writes, “I should think it was serious to be such people.” Bill Knott, I Am Flying into Myself: Selected Poems, 1960-2014: Knott’s work is deceptively simple.“Poem,” for example, reads, in its entirety: “Even when the streets are empty, / even at night, the stopsign / tells the truth.” Yet the work is never as straightforward as it initially appears, and the real pleasure of Knott’s poetry lies in its rereading. Dean Rader, Self-Portrait as Wikipedia Entry Entry: The titles of Rader’s poems are so clever that the poems practically write themselves. Among them: “The Poem Chooses Its Own Adventure.” Also: “Unable to Look Away from the Portrait of My Grandfather atop His Casket, I Write a Poem about My Newborn Son on the Back of the Funeral Program.” Sylvia Legris, The Hideous Hidden: Autopsy is the theme of Legris’s often gruesome book. “[G]ut-ribboning / guttata,” she calls it in one poem, dissecting— dissecting in other poems —“the bulbous presciently baroque liver,” “the long-exhausted lungs,” “the meat-muscular dumbstruck tongue,”“the city of organs.” Not for the squeamish. Grace Bonner, RoundLake: The suicide of the poet’s sister, evoked in the book’s opening “Incantation,” hovers ghost-like over many of these poems.Yet despite its sadness, Bonner’s poetry can’t help but embrace the small joys of memory and careful observation: “What’s left of you / arrives in morning / sun streaming.”
Ishion Hutchinson, House of Lords and Commons: Attentive readers will hear in this year’s National Book Critics Circle Award winner not just echoes of Derek Walcott and Geoffrey Hill, but also, more distantly, Gerard Manley Hopkins: “When my boy-self played séance in the Spanish / needles, havocking the bees, their bronze staining // my shanks, rain pistils sprung out of the earth and buried / glass splinters under my clothesline.” Paisley Rekdal, Imaginary Vessels: The centerpiece of Rekdal’s long, ambitious, multifaceted book is a series of poems, accompanied by photographs, examining skulls unearthed from the Colorado Mental Health Institute, about which she writes with distinct tenderness: “I’d cradle this if I could, a lover’s head laid / to my breast: the ossicles’ seismic curves a map / of madness — heritable grief.” Robert Wrigley, Box: Box Ravens and mountains, pine forests and stars are scattered throughout Wrigley’s 10th collection. These are poems to be read by firelight, alone, while autumn rain plays against the roof and memories of people, places, and things long lost,“acknowledged / in bewilderment or amazement” pass by in “a rush of recall.” David Hernandez, Dear, Sincerely Sincerely: “By dusk, / while the sky’s / lush blue // drained out / quicker, / I felt my life // ending. It could / not have been / any fuller,” Hernandez writes in the voice of a mayfly at the end of his 24 hours on Earth. Doorknobs, mylar balloons, and team mascots get similarly imaginative attention in this spectacular collection.
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a&e | books reviews Cont’D from p. 55 Aaron Smith, Primer: “[Y]ou don’t want / your stupid, tiny life to end,” Smith acknowledges in “This Exact Sky,” and his collection skillfully captures that imperfect balance we all feel between annoyance and sat-isfaction, unfounded fear and unexunex pected courage, despair and pure joy. Mary Stewart Hammond, Entering History: History In our politically polarized times, it’s daring for an affluent woman to try and write a sympathetic poem about her husband reading Henry James as he listens to Gershwin and reminisces about Rome, while sitting comfortably in their sumsum mer cottage by the shore, yet somehow Hammond manages the feat—and others of similar unlikelihood. Monica Youn, Blackacre: The fact that Monica Youn is a former attorney accounts for her use of the legal term “blackacre” (a placeholder name for a fictitious piece of land), but her transmutations of the concept into goldacre, blueacre, brownacre, etc., are reminis-cent of the restless experimen-tation of Jorie Graham, and Youn’s verse is anything but lawyerly. Alison Pelegrin, Waterlines: In poems like “Communion with the Rebel Flag,”“Red State EpisEpis tle,” and “Dirty South,” Pelegrin wrestles with her vexatious identity as a white Southerner, weighing her envy for “more civilized places” against pride in her “treasured drawl,” ultimately deciding that while hating her redneck neighbors and kin “would be easiest … after all this time / I find my eyes adjusting to the light.” Genevieve Lehr, Stomata: “Myth is a way to frame grief,” Lehr writes in one poem; “Meta-morphosis is everywhere,” she states in another; and “metaphor / is achingly at home / among birds” she claims in still another. The lines that follow enrich and complicate these nuggets of wisdom in poems that often range across many pages. Robert Pinsky, At the Foundling Hospital Pinsky’s subject matHospital: ter is varied—names, clichés, the origin of foods, fungicides, war veterans — but his focus is always on locating the permanent in the transient and investigating how we make meaning of our confounding world: “Mind, mind, mind pulled / Taut in its bony shell, / Dreaming up Heaven and Hell.”
Adrian Matejka, Map to the Stars: Hip-hop, jazz, and Stars funk guide Matejka’s sly and successful aesthetic choices. You can hear his sense of rhythm and play in many of the poem’s titles: “Trumpets Up in Here,” “Code-Switching Blacks,” “Sounds in Sequential Order (Edit),” “Emily Dickinson feat. Basketball & EPMD.” Harry Clifton, Portobello Sonnets: Thirty-five sonnets celebrate Clifton’s Dublin neighbor neighborhood, a place of “redbrick ter terraces” and night bakeries, of rooms shared by lovers above the “wholesale butcher,” and garages catering to “the black blackened, burnt-out wrecks / Of overnight derangements,” where “Even Christ, in his unrecorded years, / Might have lingered.” Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello, Hour of the Ox Ox: Calabretta Cancio-Bello weaves Korean folktales, myths, and family reminiscences into a series of poems punctuated by the reincarnation of a dead brother as an octopus, a sunflower, a penumbra, a chrysanthemum. Throughout the book, she accentuates our varied thirsts and hungers and “the silences tucked / … beneath your tongue.” Eamon Grennan, There Now Now: The landscapes of upstate New York and the west of Ireland appear in almost every poem in a book that revels in close observation of the natural world, especially birds: “gun “gunmetal grackles,” plovers that “bescreech the rainswept tide,” “bluejays / finches car cardinals chickadees and white/ throated sparrows … all making their / spring-loaded hunger-honed presence / clearly known.” Rosmarie Waldrop, Gap Gardening: Selected Poems Poems: “Even the straightest road con conceals detours and forks,” Waldrop writes in “Splitting Image,” though no one could accuse her poetry of resembling a straight road. Instead, her poems fragment, rejoin, dissolve, and reassemble again. Although it’s not always possible to follow the thread of Waldrop’s sentences, there’s no doubt that the mind mapping her mazes is a brilliant one. n
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VAN DAMNED: Jason Jones stars in TBS’s The Detour.
ing there may be a doubled-up paternity issue with her twins. Dad Nate (Jones, with a kind of Ed Helms-ish mix of solidity, zaniness, and moral elasticity) is several accidents waiting to happen. In the new season’s opening episode, “The City,” co-written by Jones, Bee, and Chad Carter (and with a detectable uptick of toothy wit and timing), another “detour” takes the family to N.Y.C. in pursuit of dad’s new job with a questionable water company. Troubles and accidental racist babble bubble up quickly, to comic delight. “What’s that smell?” asks son, upon hitting the streets of Gotham.“That’s the smell of culture,” beams dad. Mom: “Rotting, smelly culture.” Snafus rule — to a surreal degree — in the flashback episode two weeks ago, “The Birth,” from Halloween 2005. A very pregnant mom is having her twins while dad, dressed as a chainsaw murderer, is MIA, with a dead cell phone in a bowling alley, and three sheets to a wind that blows him on a dizzying path, finally, to the hospital. One-upping latter-day family-saga shows are fair game in 2017, as witnessed by the diversity clauses propping up Modern Family. The tidier lineage preceding it, which shows like The Detour seek to upend, includes Chevy Chase’s Griswold family vacation romps, and the former innocence of Leave It to Beaver, My Three Sons, Full House, and The Cosby Show (which has become thoroughly sullied in retrospect by the deposed American hero’s current stains of alleged criminality). To some degree, The Detour abides by the rule of thumb regarding at least a modicum of sentimental warm ’n’ fuzzies, especially where family tales are concerned. But it also gleefully goes off the rails, in ways not always expected. And oddly, it smells like actual culture. —Josef Woodard
The Boss Baby (97 mins., PG) DreamWorks Animation called in the voice talents of Alec Baldwin, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow, and Tobey Maguire for this story of a briefcase-toting, fast-talking secret agent baby who must bring down the CEO of Puppy Co., who is trying to steal all the world’s love. Fairview (2D and 3D)/Fiesta 5 (2D and 3D) Ghost in the Shell (120 mins., PG-13) In this film based on the Japanese manga of the same name, Scarlett Johansson stars as Major, a cyborg counterterrorist field commander tasked with thwarting cyber criminals and hackers. When she finds out the true reason behind her cyber enhancement, she stops at nothing to find out who stole her life. Arlington (2D)/Camino Real (2D)/ Metro 4 (2D and 3D)
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n the time-loopy universe of modern television, complicated and opened wide by format, DVR-ing and digital binge-watching options, the former rule of “regularly scheduled programming” does not necessarily apply. Technology has made TV consumption evermore fluid and adaptable, a blissful and, yes, sometimes dangerous thing. It also makes for easier catch-up and backstory research efforts. Case in point: If you’re part of the growing legion of fans of Samantha Bee, whose brilliant, satirical yet truth-fortified TBS show Full Frontal with Samantha Bee has placed her squarely in the ranks of our great comedy-weaponized political pundits Stephen Colbert and John Oliver (all with a family-tree link to the high-powered writing team for Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show), be advised to check out a project from before her dramatic rise to weekly importance, The Detour (Tuesdays on TBS, to cite the official broadcast time). Created by Bee and her comedian husband, Jason Jones (also a Daily Show alum), the series, a shamelessly irreverent and salty-fun twist-up on the TV family genre, premiered a year ago, before Full Frontal was going frontal in the public forum. Season 2 kicked up again in February, with the Bee imprimatur nudging the show higher in profile. It’s worth a look-see and a backtracking through past episodes. The Detour’s pilot was originally written, in fact, in 2014, based on the Bee/Jones couple’s wayward experiences with the beast known as family vacations. But the plot ploy — with things going loveably awry on the road, from Syracuse to Florida to N.Y.C. and elsewhere — is also just a loose structure upon which to hang a show that freely drifts into flashbacks and side trips, with as-yet-unexposed criminal doings lurking in the story-line wings. Sometimes, trippy is the operative word. In Season 1, we’re introduced to a clearly unconventional family unit, and a narrative scheme all about taking detours — in life, art, and attitude. Mom Robin Parker (Natalie Zea) has a colorful past slowly being revealed and is legally married to a “fat guy named Carlos,” for green-card reasons, and now we are learn-
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Disney’s live-action adaptation of its animated classic dazzles, enchants, and charms just as it did more than 20 years ago. As Belle, Emma Watson perfectly encapsulates the complexities of a “funny girl” yearning for adventure outside of her provincial village where the hyper-masculine Gaston (Luke Evans) chases her every move. Her deliberate imprisonment in the Beast’s (Dan Stevens) castle to save her father (Kevin Kline) takes Belle on a whimsical adventure filled with singing dressers, storytelling teapots, and dancing feather dusters. The animated antiques play matchmaker between the beauty and the beast, knowing that only true love will allow them to see the sun once more. This is a delightful, magical film that hopefully inspires a new generation of Belles unafraid to do the right thing, seek adventure, and love beyond what meets the eye. (SM) Camino Real (2D)/ Fiesta 5 (2D and 3D)/Metro 4 (2D)
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. Fairview/Fiesta 5
AT THE GRANADA THEATRE
The Zookeeper’s Wife offered the most allegorically interesting moments in the seven previous films. 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 closeups that leaves too little room to breathe. (TH) Fairview/Paseo Nuevo The Last Word (108 mins., R) Shirley MacLaine plays retired successful businesswoman Harriett Lauler, who has spent a lifetime controlling everything around her. Not wanting to leave her obituary in the hands of someone else’s view of her life, she writes her own. Enter journalist Anne (Amanda Seyfried), who digs into Harriett’s past to find out if there’s truth to her version. Plaza de Oro
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. 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 parents and their neighbors don’t surprise him; what does unsettle him are the odd mannerisms and dated language used by the three other black people he meets. 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. Get Out taps into our underlying fears, but what aspect of the movie will scare you the most depends on which lens you see it through. (SM) Metro 4 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. Plaza de Oro Kong: Skull Island (120 mins., PG-13) The King is back — bigger, but not better, than ever. The film 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
O Life (103 mins., R) In this boldly titled sci-fi thriller, an international team of astronauts welcomes a Martian life form aboard their space station — with horrifying results. Rarely since Ellen Ripley came faceto-face with a face hugger has an interstellar thriller achieved such palpable, visceral tension, with some scenes so gripping as to be almost tormenting. The cuddly alien, too, is quite beautifully designed and believably organic, also a rarity in the CGI days. While this, like many horror movies, slows in its final third, there’s enough unpredictable chaos to make it more exciting than your typical round of Hollywood carnage. (RD) Camino Real/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 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/Fiesta 5
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Personal Shopper (105 mins., R) This French-made psychological thriller stars Kristen Stewart as a lonely personal shopper who begins talking with the ghost of her twin brother and other dearly departed. Fiesta 5 Power Rangers (124 mins., PG-13) At its worst, Power Rangers is America’s anime. The franchise credits its inspiration from the prominent tokusatsu Japanese TV series Super Sentai, hallmarked by erratic bursts of color and special effects, live-action characters, and mixed martial arts. At it’s best, it’s a touching story of teenage misfits unleashing the power of teamwork, trust, and leadership to fight against evil. Young fans, including millennials who grew up with the series, will revel in the film’s action-packed scenes and extraterrestrial robotic sets and weapons. And while some scenes may be too violent for younger kids, the heart of this film lies in its message that even the most unlikely friendships can lead to the greatest of teams when you embrace all that you are, mistakes and all. The teenage protagonists come from broken homes and struggle to fit in, and the film tackles teenage issues such as self-harm, reckless driving, and sexting, proving that this action film is more than what it’s marketed as. What I found especially interesting is how the kiss between the Pink (Naomi Scott) and Red (Dacre Montgomery) Power Rangers featured in the trailer was edited out. This deliberate move gives more weight to the female lead, who is all too often seen as a romantic interest in the superhero genre. I was pleasantly surprised by the message of this film, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to see it unless you’re familiar with the franchise. (SM)
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Song to Song (129 mins., R) Director/writer Terrence Malick brings together an ensemble cast for this drama of intertwined couples trying to find fame and fortune in the music scene of Austin, Texas. The stars include Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara, Michael Fassbender, Natalie Portman, Cate Blanchett, and Holly Hunter. Plaza de Oro Wilson (94 mins., R) Based on the satirical graphic novel by Daniel Clowes, this film stars Woody Harrelson as lonely, middle-aged Wilson, who reunites with his estranged wife (Laura Dern) and meets his daughter (Isabella Amara), who is now a teenager. Fiesta 5
The above films are playing in Santa Barbara FRIDAY, March 31, through THURSDAY, April 6. Descriptions followed by initials — RD (Richie DeMaria), JF (Jackson Friedman), TH (Tyler Hayden), and SM (Savanna Mesch) — have been taken from our critics’ reviews, which can be read in full at independent.com. The symbol O indicates the film is recommended. The symbol indicates a new review. (NOTE: The Riviera Theatre is closed for renovations.) independent.com
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"HR Department of One" A 12-Session Symposium: Human Resource Management for Small Businesses Session #1: April 13; 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management 4408 Cathedral Oaks Rd., Santa Barbara The Santa Barbara Human Resources Association (SBHRA) presents “HR Department of One,” a year-long symposium on a variety of topics critical to human resource professionals. This program is designed for solo HR Practitioner, Office Manager, Payroll Manager, Controller or other manager who has been tasked by the CEO or COO to “Become the HR person.” The HR Managers working on this project are or have been the Department of One, and learned it the hard way. They will be sharing their expertise with real-life examples, and how they solved HR issues, providing insight into problem-identification and how to interpret rules and regulations. A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to those who complete the 12-session symposium.
2017 spring dance concert
New works by senior BFA choreographers Rachel Epling Kelli Forman Savannah Green Olivia Maggi and an excerpt from Psalm by seminal choreographer José Limón performed by the UCSB Dance Company
SBHRA is offering the program not only to its own members, but to the many small companies in the Tri-County area who either have such a person in place with no training on the ins and outs of HR Management, or have been thinking about adding those responsibilities to someone in the organization. Given the plethora of workplace regulations in California, this program can help employers stay out of trouble by understanding how to comply with the laws and avoid potential employee complaints or lawsuits.
Hatlen Theater April 13, 14, 15 / 8pm April 15 / 2pm www.theaterdance.ucsb.edu
$25.00 registration fee covers costs of materials for all 12 sessions. Water and coffee will be provided. Sessions will be held on the second Thursday of each month, in a brown-bag lunch format. To register or for more information, visit SBHRA.org; click on www.sbhra.org/event/hr-dept-of-one-2017
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PARTNERSHIP FOR EXCELLENCE CONFERENCE Unlocking the power of diversity, inclusion and equity in our community Liberando el poder de la diversidad, la inclusión y la equidad en nuestra comunidad
JUEVES, 13 ABRIL 2017 • THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 2017 Inspiration and learning for Santa Barbara County’s nonprofit, business and community leaders. Inspiración y aprendizaje para líderes de organizaciones sin fines de lucro, empresariales y communitarios del Condado de Santa Bárbara.
Register at • Inscribirse a • NPRNSB.org/PFE Founded and generously sponsored by • Fundada y patrocinada generosamente por
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a&e | Rob bRezsny’s fRee will astRology week of maRch 30 ARIES
(Mar. 21-Apr. 19): The dragon that stole your treasure will return it. Tulips and snapdragons will blossom in a field you thought was a wasteland. Gargoyles from the abyss will crawl into view, but then meekly lick your hand and reveal secrets you can really use. The dour troll that guards the bridge to the Next Big Thing will let you pass even though you don’t have the password. APRIL FOOL! Everything I just described is only metaphorically true, not literally.
(June 21-July 22): Hire a promoter to create gold plaques listing your accomplishments and hang them up in public places. Or pay someone to make a thousand bobblehead dolls in your likeness, each wearing a royal crown, and give them away to everyone you know. Or enlist a pilot to fly a small plane over a sporting event while trailing a banner that reads, “[Your name] is a gorgeous genius worthy of worshipful reverence.” APRIL FOOL! What I just advised was a distorted interpretation of the cosmic omens. Here’s the truth: The best way to celebrate your surging power is not by reveling in frivolous displays of pride, but rather by making a bold move that will render a fantastic dream 10 percent more possible for you to accomplish.
(Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Research shows that a typical working couple devotes an average of four minutes per day in meaningful conversations. I suggest you boost that output by at least 10 percent. Try to engage your best companion in four minutes and 24 seconds of intimate talk per day. APRIL FOOL! I lied. A 10 percent increase isn’t nearly enough. Given the current astrological indicators, you must seek out longer and deeper exchanges with the people you love. Can you manage 20 minutes per day?
TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20): According to legend, Buddha had to face daunting tests to achieve enlightenment. A diabolical adversary tempted him with sensual excesses and assailed him with vortexes of blistering mud, flaming ice, and howling rocks. Happily, Buddha glided into a state of wise calm and triumphed over the mayhem. He converted his nemesis’s vortexes into bouquets of flowers and celestial ointments. What does this have to do with you? In accordance with current astrological omens, I hope you will emulate Buddha as you deal with your own initiatory tests. APRIL FOOL! I wasn’t completely honest. It’s true you’ll face initiatory tests that could prod you to a higher level of wisdom. But they’ll most likely come from allies and inner prompts rather than a diabolical adversary.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Endangered species: black rhino, Bornean orangutan, hawksbill turtle, South China tiger, Sumatran elephant, and the Leo messiah complex. You may not be able to do much to preserve the first five on that list, but PLEASE get to work on saving the last. It’s time for a massive eruption of your megalomania. APRIL FOOL! I was exaggerating for effect. There’s no need to go overboard in reclaiming your messiah complex. But please do take strong action to stoke your self-respect, self-esteem, and confidence.
(May 21-June 20): Since I expect you’ll soon be tempted to indulge in too much debauched fun and riotous release, I’ll offer you a good hangover remedy. Throw these ingredients into a blender, then drink up: a thousand-year-old quail egg from China, seaweed from Antarctica, milk from an Iraqi donkey, lemon juice imported from Kazakhstan, and a dab of Argentinian toothpaste on which the moon has shone for an hour. APRIL FOOL! I deceived you. You won’t have to get crazy drunk or stoned to enjoy extreme pleasure and cathartic abandon. It will come to you quite naturally — especially if you expand your mind through travel, big ideas, or healthy experiments.
(Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Race through your yoga routine so you have more time to surf the internet. Inhale doughnuts and vodka in the car as you race to the health food store. Get into a screaming fight with a loved one about how you desperately need more peace and tenderness. APRIL FOOL! A little bit of self-contradiction would be cute, but not THAT much. And yet I do worry that you are close to expressing THAT much. The problem may be that you haven’t been giving your inner rebel any high-quality mischief to attend to. As a result, it’s bogged down in trivial insurrections. So please give your inner rebel more important work to do.
Homework: Carry out a prank that makes someone feel good. Report results at email@example.com.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): In a way, it’s too bad you’re about to lose your mind. The chaos that ensues will be a big chore to clean up. But in another sense, losing your mind may be a lucky development. The process of reassembling it will be entertaining and informative. And as a result, your problems will become more fascinating than usual, and your sins will be especially original. APRIL FOOL! I lied, sort of. You won’t really lose your mind. But this much is true: Your problems will be more fascinating than usual, and your sins will be especially original. That’s a good thing! It may even help you recover a rogue part of your mind that you lost a while back.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You say that some of the healthiest foods don’t taste good? And that some of your pleasurable diversions seem to bother people you care about? You say it’s too much hassle to arrange for a certain adventure that you know would be exciting and meaningful? Here’s what I have to say about all that: Stop whining. APRIL FOOL! I lied. The truth is, there will soon be far fewer reasons for you to whine. The discrepancies between what you have to do and what you want to do will at least partially dissolve. So will the gaps between what’s good for you and what feels good, and between what pleases others and what pleases you.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You should begin work on a book with one of the following titles, and you should finish writing it no later than April 28: The Totally Intense Four Weeks of My Life When I Came All the Way Home … The Wildly Productive Four Weeks of My Life When I Discovered the Ultimate Secrets of Domestic Bliss … The Crazily Meaningful Four Weeks When I Permanently Anchored Myself in the Nourishing Depths. APRIL FOOL! I lied. There’s no need to actually write a book like that. But I do hope you seek out and generate experiences that would enable you to write books with those titles.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): If you were a passenger on a plane full of your favorite celebrities, and the pilot had to make an emergency landing on a remote snowbound mountain, and you had to eat one of the celebrities in order to stay alive until rescuers found you, which celebrity would you want to eat first? APRIL FOOL! That was a really stupid and pointless question. I can’t believe I asked it. I hope you didn’t waste a nanosecond thinking about what your reply might be. Here’s the truth, Aquarius: You’re in a phase of your astrological cycle when the single most important thing you can do is ask and answer really good questions.
PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20): You now have an elevated chance of finding a crumpled one-dollar bill on a sidewalk. There’s also an increased likelihood you’ll get a coupon for a 5 percent discount from a carpet shampoo company, or win enough money in the lottery to buy a new sweatshirt. To enhance these possibilities, all you have to do is sit on your ass and wish really hard that good economic luck will come your way. APRIL FOOL! What I just said was kind of true, but also useless. Here’s more interesting news: The odds are better than average that you’ll score tips on how to improve your finances. You may also be invited to collaborate on a potentially lucrative project, or receive an offer of practical help for a bread-and-butter dilemma. To encourage these outcomes, all you have to do is develop a long-term plan for improved money management.
Go to RealAstrology.com to check out Rob Brezsny’s EXPANDED WEEKLY AUDIO HOROSCOPES and DAILY TEXT MESSAGE HOROSCOPES. The audio horoscopes are also available by phone at 1-877-873-4888 or 1-900-950-7700.
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)
Tickets on sale: www.DowntownSB.org/events/DSB50 independent.com
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DEDICATION TO BEING OUR BEST. It’s our highest priority. Setting high standards is one thing. Embracing them is another. At Cottage Health, we make it top priority to work constantly at being our best...for patients, their families, our communities and fellow team members. If you would enjoy living up to your potential at a health system that strives for – and achieves – excellence, come to Cottage.
Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
• Administrative Nursing Supervisor – Part-time
• Decision Support Analyst –
Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital
• Concierge – Part-time
• Radiographer • RN – ICU – Nights/Days
Cottage Business Services
• Cardiac Services Program Coordinator
• Environmental Services Supervisor
• Director – Patient Business Services
• Clinical Nurse Specialist – NICU
• EPIC Analyst (Rev Cycle)
• Finance Assistant
• Clinical Nurse Specialist – Oncology
• EPIC Beaker Analyst Sr.
• Manager – Accounting (Hospitals)
• EPIC Lead Beaker Analyst
• Manager – Government Billing
• Director – Pediatric Outpatient Clinics • Drug Diversion Specialist
• Information Security Analyst • Information Security Engineer
• Maintenance Mechanic
• Ergonomic Specialist
• Manager – HIM • Manager – Non-Government Billing • Marketing Coordinator • Sr. Buyer
• Research Coordinator – Non RN
• Infection Control Practitioner
• Research Business Analyst
Pacific Diagnostic Laboratories
• Room Service Server
• Administrative Assistant – Lab
• Security Officer
• Certified Phlebotomist Technician –
• Lactation Educator • Manager – Cardiology • Med/Surg – Float Pool • MICU
Part-time/Full-time – Outpatient
• Clinical Lab Scientist – Days/Nights
• Nurse Educator – Diabetes
• Behavioral Health Clinician
• CT Technologist – Nights
• Occupational Therapist – Per Diem
• Lab Assistant II
• Pediatric Outpatient • Peds • SICU
• Physical Therapist – Full-time
• Speech Language Pathologists
• Surgical Trauma
Clinical • LVN – Day/Night • OB Tech – Birth Center
• Lab Manager – Pathology
• Please apply to: www.pdllabs.com
Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital
• RENTAL & RELOCATION ASSISTANCE
• Unit Care Technician – MICU
• RN – Surgical Services – Per Diem
• Unit Care Technician – Ortho
• Sonographer – Per Diem
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Multiple trade experience along with reliable transportation and having your own tools is required. We offer competitive pay with gas allowance and benefits. This is a long term position with a well established and stable company and includes great opportunity and interesting work at premier residential properties in the Santa Barbara community. Due to on call requirements and response time, Santa Barbara area residents need only apply. Please submit your resume to hr@ venturainvestmentco.com as an attachment with “SB Maintenance Technician” in the subject line.
general Part-tiMe wEEKEND sECUrITY gUArD, Graveyard or Swing Shifts Join our fun and professional team in our efforts to save the natural world at the sB Zoo! All‑weather foot patrol opportunity for a “night‑owl”, who enjoys working outdoors and with minimal supervision. Patrol the Zoo grounds on a regular basis throughout the shift and respond in a timely and professional manner to a wide variety of routine and emergency situations. Current CA Security Guard required. $12/hour. To apply, go to sBZoo.org/MorE/CArEErs/
Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital is currently in need of cooks for the day/ evening shift in the Cafeteria. Job duties include planning and preparing products according to recipes that meet standards of quality and quantity, and meet portion control guidelines. Temperature control,
Cottage Health offers an excellent compensation package that includes above market salaries; premium medical benefits, pension plans, and tax savings accounts. Please apply online at: www.cottagehealth.org. EOE
Interested applicants must apply online at jobs.fourseasons.com and attend a job fair on Tuesday, April 4th from 10 AM to 2 PM.
The County is Hiring! Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office Sheriff’s Deputy Trainee Salary: $28.31 - $34.49 Hourly
Please apply online at jobs.cottagehealth.org.
Salary: $28.20 - $34.42 Hourly
Please reference “SBI” when applying. EOE
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If youâre looking for a part‑time or full‑time position in the hospitality industry, Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara is now hiring! A background check is required for all applicants. Applicants must be 18 years or older to apply. Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara is an equal opportunity employer. Apply now at jobs. fourseasons.com
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Would you like to work for the best luxury hotel in Santa Barbara? Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore MeDical/HealtHcare Santa Barbara is now hiring for the summer season! Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa FLOAT ADVICE NURSE Barbara is looking STUDENT HEALTH Working under UCSB Student Health for part‑time and Standardized Procedures and Protocols full‑time Cooks, and in collaboration with UCSB Student Health physicians, physician Housekeep‑ assistants and nurse practitioners ing Attendants, acts as an advice nurse triaging students in order to make appropriate Laundry appointments and referrals, provides advice for minor illnesses and injuries Attendants, and patient education. Works in Dishwashers, immunization/travel clinic. Reqs: Must be currently licensed by the Restaurant and State Board of Registered Nursing, Pool Servers, Food have 3 years of RN experience and a Bachelor’s degree in nursing required. Runners, Bussers, Notes: This is a limited appointment position working 37% time through Pool Attendants, 6/30/17. M‑F and 8‑5, hours and days Lifeguards and variable. Must be currently licensed by the State Board of Registered Nursing, more. have 3 years of RN experience
We offer an excellent compensation package that includes above-market salaries, premium medical benefits, pension plans, tax savings accounts, rental and mortgage assistance, and relocation packages. What’s holding you back? Candidates may also submit a resume to: Cottage Health, Human Resources, P.O. Box 689, Pueblo at Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93102-0689
ProMINENT rEAL Estate company is looking for a full‑time, skilled and experienced Maintenance Technician to join our existing maintenance staff.
sanitation and timeliness are equally important. Knowledge of commercial kitchen equipment operation. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Culinary Arts degree/cert preferred.
• Lab Manager – Blood Bank (CLS)
• Support Counselor – SLO Clinic
• Surgical Technician
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and a Bachelor’s degree in nursing required. License must be current at all times during employment in order to practice and function in their clinical role. All employees of Student Health must pass a fingerprinting background check and the credentialing process before their start date. Any HIPAA or FERPA violation is subject to disciplinary action. Mandated reporter for requirements of child abuse and adult dependent abuse. Student Health is closed between the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays. $33.55‑$43.62/ hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For primary consideration apply by 4/4/17, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20170119
eMploYMent nonProFit CoMMUNITY EDUCATIoN Coord. FT/benes. Biling. Eng/Span REQUIRED. Coordinate Education Program Present trainings on sexual assault. See sbrapecrisiscenter.org. Cover letter, Resume + 3 refs: SB Rape Crisis Center, 433 E. Canon Perdido St., SB 93101; firstname.lastname@example.org
DEVELOPMENT ANALYST, PLANNED GIVING
OFFICE OF DEVELOPMENT Supports a complex and multifaceted University‑wide program in coordination with Central Development’s Prospect Management, Development Research and Donor Relations units. Provides leadership for all analytical functions that support the strategic goals, initiatives and projects that secure deferred and planned philanthropic support from individuals. Establishes, develops and maintains comprehensive systems within the unit in coordination with central Development Office; supports leadership in short‑ and long‑term strategic planning and project management for program development and implementation which is focused on achieving operational and fundraising goals for Planned Giving. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. Strong organizational skills and unfailing attention to detail and accuracy. Exceptional verbal and interpersonal skills that foster positive relationships with diverse populations. Excellent computer skills including proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet and e‑mail and demonstrated ability to quickly learn additional software programs. Notes: Fingerprint background check required. May be called upon to work occasional evenings and weekends at various Development Office, Institutional Advancement or campus‑wide events. $22.29‑$24.90/hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For primary consideration apply by 4/2/17, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20170117
DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
ALUMNI AFFAIRS Responsible for the growth and expansion of revenue streams for the UCSB Alumni Association/Alumni Affairs Department. Develops an annual business plan with quarterly metrics to maximize revenue from four main areas: affinity agreements, sponsorships, advertising and a new supporting membership type to replace the life membership level. Develops new and cultivates current corporate and affinity sponsorships as well as program and event sponsorships, electronic and print advertising. Establishes and maintains effective partnerships with on‑campus stakeholders and the surrounding community. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Excellent skills in analysis, problem solving, working with detail while applying and understanding broader contexts as they affect a diverse customer base: faculty, staff, students, and donors. Ability to establish a cooperative working
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relationship with staff. Notes: Fingerprinting required. Must be able to work evenings and weekends. $51,181‑60,000/yr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For primary consideration apply by 4/5/17, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20170122
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TECHNICIAN
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH & SAFETY Conducts operational aspects of the Santa Barbara (SB) County Hazardous Waste Management Program including all physical handling of hazardous waste generated by the SB community (small business and household) in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local regulations as well as the University policies and procedures. Assures continuous flow of materials through the facility to appropriate disposal options. Collects, segregates, packages, manifests and prepares shipments of hazardous waste. Reqs: 1‑3 years of hazardous waste, recycling, solid waste or related scientific or trade experience. Knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local regulations related to hazardous waste management and related programs. Ability to read, write and communicate in English. Notes: This is a 50% time per year, career position. Schedule: Sat & Sun 9am‑ 5pm) & Mon. 9am‑4pm. Must pass a physical exam. Must be medically qualified to wear self‑contained breathing apparatus. Willing to work/respond to emergencies involving potentially hazardous chemicals. Able to move heavy objects by dolly (e.g. 55‑gallon drums filled with liquid). Fingerprint background check required. Maintain a valid CA driver’s license, a clean DMV record and enrollment in the DMV Employee Pull‑Notice Program. $23.29/hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Open until filled. For primary consideration apply by 4/2/17, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs. ucsb.edu Job #20170114
COUNSELING & PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES (CAPS) Seeking Psychologists to provide individual therapy to determine appropriateness of a short‑term modality for students with serious psychological concerns. Experience working with diverse populations including Latino/Latina, Asian, Asian Pacific Islander, African American, Middle Eastern, International, and LGTBQ preferred. Bilingual/bicultural experience appreciated. Psychologists are to conduct culturally appropriate therapeutic interventions, coordinate care with Student Health and provide on and off campus referrals as needed. Clinicians provide consultation to staff, faculty, and students as requested. Reqs: Maintain current license to practice psychology in the state of California and must continue to meet state requirements for license renewal; License to practice psychology in the State of California; Ph.D. or Psy.D. Required in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA accredited doctoral program; Training and experience in individual and
group psychotherapy, brief therapy modalities and crisis intervention; Experience working with multicultural populations Notes: Fingerprinting required. Occasional evening and weekend hours required (telephone and/or onsite). Employment contingent on ability to complete credentialing process. An employee that’s licensed in another state and that has submitted an application for California licensure may practice for 180 days which starts with residency in California or submission of license application, whichever occurs first. License to practice psychology in the state of California or eligible within 6 months. Maintain current license to practice psychology in the state of California and must continue to meet state requirements for license renewal. Credentials verification for clinical practitioner. Mandated reporter for requirements of child abuse. Multiple positions available. Salary commensurate with experience. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20160261
QUALITY IMPROVEMENT ANALYST
COUNSELING AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES (CAPS) Provides analysis and investigation for agency requirements including CAPS Governance Meeting, audit cycles, and record management. Responsible for data gathering and report preparation, including reporting for UCOP, International Association of Counseling Services (IACS), the Division of Student Affairs, agency, internal and external audits. Oversees program support and coordination for the American Psychological Association (APA) approved Continuing Education program. Reqs: Experience with electronic medical records systems, ability to multi‑task, detail oriented, ability to perform within legal and ethical practices of psychotherapy. Demonstrated expertise working with Excel and data management. Notes: Fingerprinting required. Mandated reporting requirements of child abuse. Must maintain a valid California driver’s license. Occasional evening and weekend hours required (telephone and/or onsite). Any violation of HIPAA/FERPA compliance may result in disciplinary action. $20.27‑$24.39/hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20160329
under pressue. Able to communicate orally and in writing in English. Ability to effectively hear and comprehend oral communication. Visual acuity; Eyesight correction to 20‑20. Average depth perception. Distinguish smells of various chemicals used in the cleaning process and to detect odors emanating from potentially hazardous conditions. Notes: Fingerprint background check required. May be required to wear an UCSB‑provided uniform. Days and hours may vary to meet the operational needs of the department. $18.61‑$20.14/hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For primary consideration apply by 4/5/17, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20170121
SYSTEMS AND DATA MANAGER
BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SERVICES Manages the Data Unit in Business & Financial Services. Directly supervises the data coordination for mission critical campus‑wide systems as well as being responsible for all data processing functions that relate to the Accounting Office. Under general direction, troubleshoots these systems at the highest level. Is the technical expert, at the analytical level for all systems under their authority. Responsible for software and hardware maintenance of all networked equipment in the Accounting office. Reqs: Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality. Demonstrated strong communication skills and ability to work with frequent interruptions while paying close attention to detail. Ability to be flexible while working under constantly changing priorities. Excellent organizational skills. Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment while overseeing complex projects. High level of initiative, critical thinking, and creative problem solving. Must act confidentially, professionally, and utilize superior judgment at times. Note: Fingerprint background check required. $56,310‑$65,500/ yr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20170098
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NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: EDWARD W. SMITH, also known as EDWARD WILLIAM SMITH NO: 17PR00118 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of EDWARD W. SMITH, also known as EDWARD WILLIAM SMITH A PETITION FOR PROBATE: has been filed by: KIMBERLY LARSEN in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara THE PETITION for probate requests that (name): KIMBERLY LARSEN be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. 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 05/04/2017 AT 9:00 a.m. Dept: FIVE SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, located at 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Anacapa Division. 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, as 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: Jeffrey B. Soderborg; Barnes & Barnes. 1900 State Street, Suite M Santa Barbara, CA 93101; (805) 805‑687‑6660. Published Mar 30. Apr 6, 13, 2017.
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S TAT E M E N T 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. S TAT E M E N T 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.
Fictitious Business Name Statement 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.
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FICTITIOUS B U S I N E SS 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 B U S I N E SS 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 B U S I N E SS 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: 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 B U S I N E SS 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: 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 B U S I N E SS 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 B U S I N E SS 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 B U S I N E SS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CAMI MARKETING & DESIGN, CHIERICI & ASSOCIATES P RO P E RT Y S E RV I C E S , 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. 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.
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: JM MANAgEMENT at 102 W. Constance Ave #2 Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Javier Mosso (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Javier Mosso 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: 2017‑0000725. Published: Mar 23, 30. Apr 6, 13 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: DIZZYMUsIC at 1412 Mountain Ave. Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Daniel Zimmerman (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Daniel Zimmerman 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 Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2017‑0000672. Published: Mar 23, 30. Apr 6, 13 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: DrEAMsCAPE sANTA BArBArA, rEgEN.CooP at 506 S. Salinas Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Regenerative Landscape Alliance, LLC (same address) This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: Maya Levy 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: 2017‑0000598. Published: Mar 23, 30. Apr 6, 13 2017.
fICTITIoUs BUsINEss NAME sTATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: CoMMUNITY CrAfT at 2446 Alamo Pintado Ave Ste C Los Olivos, CA 93441; Andrew Scherer 2006 N. Refugio Rd. Santa Ynez, CA 93460; Erin Tacey (same address) This business is conducted by an Married Couple 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: 2017‑0000686. Published: Mar 23, 30. Apr 6, 13 2017. fICTITIoUs BUsINEss NAME sTATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: CoQUETTA, HoMENAJE, PrIVILEgIo, EsfUErZo, MArI’s, fLorEs fAMILY VINEYArDs PAPI’s at 140 Industrial Way Buellton, CA 93427; Fidencio Flores 1500 Alamo Pintado Rd Solvang, CA 93463 This business is conducted by an Individual 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 Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2017‑0000651. Published: Mar 23, 30. Apr 6, 13 2017. fICTITIoUs BUsINEss NAME sTATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: DE LA MArT at 2837 De La Vina St. Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Teimur Daroukan 225 W Los Olivos Apt 5 Santa Barbara, CA 93105 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 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 Noe Solis. FBN Number: 2017‑0000793. Published: Mar 23, 30. Apr 6, 13 2017.
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Legals FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: LOCKWOOD COACHING, LOCKWOOD SOLUTIONS, LOCKWOOD COACHING PLUS, R E FR A M I N G RESISTANCE, LOCKWOOD CONSULTING at 2109 Modoc Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Gabriel Lockwood (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 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 Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2017‑0000790. Published: Mar 23, 30. Apr 6, 13 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: THE BALANCED BRAINSTEM, THE CENTER FOR BRAINSTEM BALANCING, THE BRAINSTEM BALANCERS, THE BRAINSTEM BALANCING CENTER at 27 W Anapamu St. #388 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Joseph A. Migliore (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 Tania Paredes‑Sadler. FBN Number: 2017‑0000575. Published: Mar 23, 30. Apr 6, 13 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CHOI’S ORIENTAL MARKET at 185 S Patterson Ave #D Santa Barbara, CA, 93111; Hyun Mo Lee 5362 Hollister Ave #18 Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Seung Keum Lee (same address) This business is conducted by an Married Couple Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 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: 2017‑0000794. Published: Mar 23, 30. Apr 6, 13 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: LUXE TRANSPORTATION at 4065 Foothill Rd E Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Mobile Desires, 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 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 Noe Solis. FBN Number: 2017‑0000690. Published: Mar 23, 30. Apr 6, 13 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: LES MARCHANDS at 131 Anacapa Street Suite B Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Acme Anacapa LLC 120 Presidential Way Suite 300 Woburn, MA 01801 This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: Charlotte Villannera, Managing member 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 Noe Solis. FBN Number: 2017‑0000584. Published: Mar 23, 30. Apr 6, 13 2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: HELENA AVENUE BAKERY at 131 Anacapa Street Suite C Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Acme Anacapa LLC 120 Presidential Way Suite 300 Woburn, MA 01801 This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: Charlotte Villannera, Managing member 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 Noe Solis. FBN Number: 2017‑0000583. Published: Mar 23, 30. Apr 6, 13 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: LUCKY PENNY at 131 Anacapa Street Suite A Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Acme Anacapa LLC 120 Presidential Way Suite 300 Woburn, MA 01801 This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: Charlotte Villannera, Managing member 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 Noe Solis. FBN Number: 2017‑0000581. Published: Mar 23, 30. Apr 6, 13 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: THE LARK at 131 Anacapa Street Suite A Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Acme Anacapa LLC 120 Presidential Way Suite 300 Woburn, MA 01801 This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: Charlotte Villannera, Managing member 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 Noe Solis. FBN Number: 2017‑0000580. Published: Mar 23, 30. Apr 6, 13 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: JOE’S CAFE at 536 State St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Joe’s Cafe, Inc. 114 E. Haley St. Suite O Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 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: 2017‑0000833. Published: Mar 23, 30. Apr 6, 13 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: LUX DERMATOLOGY at 230 W. Pueblo St. Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Artius Dermatology Associates, P.C. 7115 Chestnut St #101 Fresno, CA 93720 This business is conducted by an Corporartion Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 20, 2017. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2017‑0000845. Published: Mar 23, 30. Apr 6, 13 2017.
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CHERISH BATH AND BODY at 1317 North St Spc 160 Lompoc, CA 93436; Rebekah Welch (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Rebekah Welch This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 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 Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2017‑0000777. Published: Mar 23, 30. Apr 6, 13 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: JORDAN KUYKENDALL FITNESS at 1331 San Andreas Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Jordan Ray Kuykendall 1040 Colleen Way Santa Barbara, CA 93111 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Jordan Kuykendall 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: 2017‑0000587. Published: Mar 23, 30. Apr 6, 13 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: COLD STONE CREAMERY at 5718 Calle Real Goleta, CA 93117; Lucky In Sweets 649 University Drive Lompoc, CA 93436 This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 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 Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2017‑0000836. Published: Mar 23, 30. Apr 6, 13 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: SANTA BARBARA COOKIE COMPANY at 635 W Canon Perdido St Apt 2 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Green Clover, LLC (same address) This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: Diane Cavanaugh, Managing Member This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 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: 2017‑0000786. Published: Mar 23, 30. Apr 6, 13 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: OCEAN ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY at 1111 East Ocean Avenue, Suite 9, Lompoc, CA 93436; McAninch Dental Group, Inc. (same address). This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: David McAninch, DDS This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on March 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: 2017‑0000817. Published Mar 30. Apr 6, 13, 20 2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: WHOLLY SMOKE LOMPOC at 800 E. Ocean Ave. Lompoc, CA 93436; Azzam Achkar 1534 Elm Ave. Solvang, CA 93463 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 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: 2017‑0000900. Published: Mar 30. Apr 6, 13, 20 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CAJUN KITCHEN CAFE at 6025 Calle Real Goleta, CA 93117; Gator Boy Restaurant Group 301 E Main St Ventura, CA 93001 This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 08, 2017. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2017‑0000709. Published: Mar 30. Apr 6, 13, 20 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BONFIRE COLLECTIVE at 407 Rancheria Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Mariah Brennan Clegg (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Mariah Brennan Clegg This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 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 Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2017‑0000868. Published: Mar 30. Apr 6, 13, 20 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ROMANTIC SANTA BARBARA WEDDINGS at 8504 Boise St Ventura, CA 93004; Tracey Marie Cherrie (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Tracey Cherrie 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: 2017‑0000768. Published: Mar 30. Apr 6, 13, 20 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: WAXING BY CODY MARIE at 827 State St. #23 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Cody Devenport (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Cody Devenport This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 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 Noe Solis. FBN Number: 2017‑0000891. Published: Mar 30. Apr 6, 13, 20 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: UPHOLSTERY RESOURCE at 133 East De La Guerra #264 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Gail Leger (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Gail Leger 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 Noe Solis. FBN Number: 2017‑0000731. Published: Mar 30. Apr 6, 13, 20 2017.
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BUCATINI at 436 State St Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Bucatini, Inc 114 E. Haley St, Suite O Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 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 Christine Potter. FBN Number: 2017‑0000911. Published: Mar 30. Apr 6, 13, 20 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: DAVID ALVAREZ’S SANTA BARBARA DANCE CENTER at 127 W Canon Perdido St Ste A Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Santa Barbara Dance Center 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 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: 2017‑0000918. Published: Mar 30. Apr 6, 13, 20 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: AWAKENED BY ART, PYRAMIDK PUBLISHING AND MUSIC at 757 Hill Street Los Alamos, CA 93440; Adria Chalfin (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: 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 Marlene Ashcorn. FBN Number: 2017‑0000658. Published: Mar 30. Apr 6, 13, 20 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: RUBEN LEE DALTON at 585 Bobcat Springs Road Buellton, CA 93427; Bruce Lee Schmidt (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 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 Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2017‑0000861. Published: Mar 30. Apr 6, 13, 20 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SB VOLUME LASH STUDIO at 720 N Milpas St Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Chatkamonwan B Knispel 2046 Monterey Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 20, 2017. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jessica Sheaff. FBN Number: 2017‑0000843. Published: Mar 30. Apr 6, 13, 20 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: C.P. C.I., NZ CREATION, CANON PERDIDO COPIERS INC, N.Z.C. at 208 West Canon Perdido Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Canon Perdido Copiers Inc 3905 State Street #7247 Santa Barbara, CA 93105 This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 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 Jessica Sheaff. FBN Number: 2017‑0000826. Published: Mar 30. Apr 6, 13, 20 2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: NUTRIVEND at 1433 San Miguel Ave. Santa Barbara, CA 93109; T. Jason Vedder (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: T. Jason Vedder This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 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 Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2017‑0000788. Published: Mar 30. Apr 6, 13, 20 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: EL POLLO RICO RESTAURANT at 5698 Hollister Ave #A Goleta, CA 93117; Martin Hernandez Calderon 1075 Linden Ave Apt B Carpinteria, CA 93013; Carlos Real 411 Helena Way #3 Oxnard, CA 93033 This business is conducted by an General Partnership 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: 2017‑0000692. Published: Mar 30. Apr 6, 13, 20 2017.
Name Change 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. IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF REBECCA ANNE PIFER and JOSEPH DOMINIC BUGEJA TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 17CV01114 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: JOSEPH JAMES BUGEJA TO: JOSEPH JAMES PIFER 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. Attorney for Rebecca Anne Pifer; Natalie A. Xifo, Esq [SBN:280930] MEYER, OLSEN, LOWY & MEYERS, LLP 10100 Santa Minica Blvd Suite 1425 Los Angeles, CA 90067; Dated Mar 16, 2017. by Pauline Maxwell of the Superior Court. Published. Mar 23, 30. Apr 6, 13 2017. IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF PATRICK KEARNS TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 17CV01136 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: PATRICK CHARLES KEARNS TO: PATRICK LYRA LANIER 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 May 24, 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 16, 2017. by Pauline Maxwell of the Superior Court. Published. Mar 23, 30. Apr 6, 13 2017. IN THE MATTER OF THE
Legals (continued) APPLICATION OF DEBRA LEE BESSERMAN TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 17CV01134 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: DEBRA LEE BESSERMAN TO: DEBRA SKYE BESSERMAN 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 May 24, 2017 9:30 am, Dept 1, Courthouse, SANTA BARBARA SUPERIOR COURT HOUSE 1100 Anacapa St. Santa Barbara, CA 93121‑1107 Anacapa Division A copy of this order to Show Cause shall be published in the Independent, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition. Dated Mar 16, 2017. by Pauline Maxwell of the Superior Court. Published. Mar 30. Apr 6, 13, 20 2017.
Statement of Damages STATEMENT OF DAMAGES (Personal Injury or Wrongful Death) JAN ERIC KAESTNER SBN: 171462 Attorney for PLAINTIFF: ROBERTO NAVARRO, Case number: 16CV04636. TO: DEFENDANT: J. STRURGEON PROPERTY INVESTMENTS et al. 1. General Damages a. Pain, suffering, and inconvenience $750,000.00 2. Special damages a. Medical expenses (to date) $80,000.00 b. Future medical expenses (present value) $150,000.00 c. Loss of earnings (to date) $62,400.00 d. Loss of future earning capacity (present value) $200,000.00 when pursuing a judgement in the suit filed against you. seeks damages in the above‑entitled action, as follows: The name, and address, and telephone number of plaintiff ’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: Jan Eric Kaestner, Esq SBN 171462 418 E. Canon Perdido St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101 805‑965‑4540 Published Date: Mar 23, 30. Apr 6, 13 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 C e n t e r ( w w w. c o u r t i n f o . c a . 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 ( w w w . c o u r t i n f o . c a .g o v / selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. T iene 30 DIAS DE CALENDARIO despues de que le entreguen esta citacion y papeles legales papa presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefonica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y mas information en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www. courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp/ espanol/), en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede mas cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario de la corte que le de un formulario de exencion de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podra quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin mas advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remision a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (www.l awhelpcalifornia.org), en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www. c o u r t i n f o . c a .g o v / s e l f h e l p / 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#: 2 37842); 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. SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): J. STURGEON PROERTY INVESTMENTS; DOES 1‑25; ( Additional Parties Attachment form is attached) Market Ready Properties; Sturgeon Judith E Revocable Trust 1/5/13; Frederick Fairbanks; Alden & Associates; Judith E Sturgeon YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: ROBERTO NAVARRO (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 C e n t e r ( w w w. c o u r t i n f o . c a . 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 ( w w w . c o u r t i n f o . c a .g o v / selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. T iene 30 DIAS DE CALENDARIO despues de que le entreguen esta citacion y papeles legales papa presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefonica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y mas information en el Centro de Ayuda de las
Cortes de California (www. courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp/ espanol/), en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede mas cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario de la corte que le de un formulario de exencion de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podra quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin mas advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente.
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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.l awhelpcalifornia.org), en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www. c o u r t i n f o . c a .g o v / s e l f h e l p / espanol/) o poniendose en
contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. CASE NO:16CV04636 The name and address of the court is: (El nombre y direccion de la corte es) SUPERIOR COURT SANTA BARBARA, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: (El nombre, la direccion, y el numero de telefono del abogado del demandante que no tiene abogado es): The name and address of
the court is: Santa Barbara Superior Court (El nombre y direccion de la corte es): 1100 Anacapa Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Ghitterman, Ghitterman & Feld, 418 E Canon Perdido, Santa Barbarba, CA 93101. Phone No.: (805) 965‑4540; DATE: Oct 14, 2016. Darrel E. Parker, EXECUTIVE OFFICER By Sarah Sisto, Deputy ( Delegado) Published Mar 23, 30. Apr 6, 13 2017.
THE MONTECITO UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT BID REQUEST Notice is hereby given that the Montecito Union School District (OWNER), of Santa Barbara, California, acting by and through its Governing Board, will receive sealed bids for Terrace Drainage & Resurfacing Phase II and Secure Perimeter & North Parking Lot Project. Bids must be received at the Montecito Union School District Business Office, Second Floor, 385 San Ysidro Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108, ATT: Virginia Alvarez, up to but not later than 10:00 a.m. on Friday, April 21, 2017, and will be publicly opened at or after that time, as calculated by the clock designated by the District or its representative as the bid clock. All bids shall be made on the forms furnished by OWNER. Project Plans, Specifications and Bid Forms may be obtained at the Montecito Union School District Business Office, Second Floor, 385 San Ysidro Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108, M-F: 8:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m., beginning at 1:00 pm on March 24, 2017. District is closed March 30, 2017 and March 31, 2017. Project Plans, Specifications and Bid Forms may also be obtained electronically at www.cybercopyplanroom.com/jobs/99/details. A Mandatory Job Walk will be held on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. at Montecito Union School District, 385 San Ysidro Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108. Please check in at the school office upon arrival to sign in. Each bid must conform and be responsive to the contract documents. Each bid must be accompanied by one of the following forms of security: a bidder’s bond, cashier’s check, or certified check in the amount of at least ten percent (10%) of the amount of the total base bid and made payable to the District. If a bid bond is used, it must be issued by an admitted surety insurer (an insurance organization authorized by the Insurance Commissioner to transact surety insurance in the State of California during this calendar year). The bid security shall be given as a guarantee that the bidder will enter into the Contract with the District if awarded the Contract and will be forfeited, paid to, and retained by the District as liquidated damages if the bidder refuses or fails to enter into the Contract provided by the District after being requested to do so. Unless otherwise agreed to by District in writing, the surety insurer must, at the time of issuance of the bid bond, have a rating not lower than “A-“ as rated by A.M. Best Company, Inc., or other independent rating companies. The District reserves the right to approve or reject the surety insurer selected by bidders and to require the bidders to obtain bonds from a surety insurer satisfactory to the District. In addition to the security required, each bid shall also be accompanied by: (1) the list of proposed subcontractors pursuant to California Public Contract Code section 4100 et seq., (2) the Non-Collusion Affidavit, (3) the Bidder References and Responsibility Information form and all additional documents required by the Instructions to Bidders. Failure to include these items may result in the bid being declared non-responsive. The lowest bid price will be determined by considering the base bid. The successful bidder shall file a payment bond and a performance bond issued by a surety admitted to conduct business in the State of California and approved by the District in the form set forth in the contract documents. In accordance with provisions of Public Contract Code 22300, substitution of eligible and equivalent securities for any monies withheld to ensure performance under this contract will be permitted at the request of, and expense to, the Contractor. No bidder may withdraw his/her bid for a period of sixty (60) days after the date set for the opening of bids. Winning bidder must be able to commence Terrace Drainage & Resurfacing Phase II and Secure Perimeter & North Parking Lot project no later than June 12, 2017 and complete the job no later than August 21, 2017. No bid will be considered unless it is made on the bid form furnished by the District. This is a prevailing wage project. OWNER has ascertained the general prevailing rate of per diem wages in the locality in which this work is to be performed for each craft or type of worker needed to execute this contract. These rates may be obtained at www.dir.ca.gov. It shall be mandatory upon the contractor to whom the contract is awarded (CONTRACTOR), and upon any subcontractor, to pay not less than the specified rates to all workers employed by them in the execution of the contract. This Project __X__is ____ is not subject to the requirements of Subchapter 4.5 of Chapter 8 of Title 8 of the California Code of Regulations. If subject to such requirements, Contractor and all subcontractors must furnish certified payroll records to the Department of Industrial Relations’ Compliance Monitoring Unit (CMU) at least monthly using CMU’s eCPR system--MyLCM. To enroll in MyLCM or obtain additional information and assistance, go to the third party non-government website at https://app.mylcm.com. In accordance with 1773.2 of the California Labor Code, the Contractor shall post a copy of the determination of prevailing rate of wages at each job site. The schedule of per diem rates is based on a working day of eight (8) hours. The rate for holiday and overtime work shall be at time and onehalf. The contractor and any subcontractors shall pay no less than the specified prevailing rates of wages to all workers employed by them in the execution of the contract. The following notice is given as required by Labor Code Section 1771.5 (b)(1): CONTRACTOR and any subcontractors are required to review and comply with the provisions of the California Labor Code, Part 7, Chapter 1, beginning with Section 1720, as more fully discussed in the Contract Documents. These sections contain specific requirements concerning, for example, determination and payment of prevailing wages, retention, inspection, and auditing payroll records, use of apprentices, payment of overtime compensation, securing workers’ compensation insurance and various criminal penalties or fines which may be imposed for violations of the requirements of the chapter. Submission of a bid constitutes CONTRACTOR’S representation that CONTRACTOR has thoroughly reviewed these requirements. In order to perform the work required by this contract, CONTRACTOR must possess the following type of license/certification issued by the State of California: “A”-General Engineering Contractor. The Board of Trustees of Montecito Union School District reserves the right to reject all bids and/or waive any irregularities in a bid. Montecito Union School District By: Virginia Alvarez, Chief Business Official
march 30, 2017