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“Allende’s books feel like ornate fairy tales, velvety and otherworldly and sly, as full of mystery as history.” Los Angeles Times
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“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
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.
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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$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
David Sedaris is beloved for his sidesplitting books including Naked and Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owl 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)
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MacArthur fellow Lynsey Addario is an intrepid and courageous photojournalist who documented humanitarian crises in Syria, Iraq, Libya and Sierra Leone. She relates these and other experiences from her heroic work in her memoir, It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War War, currently being adapted into a Steven Spielberg film starring Jennifer Lawrence. (Mature content)
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Déjà Vu All Over Again for Conklin? Once and Future Mayor Dogged by Term-Limit Questions
According to Salomon’s many email missives, the initiative language is clear enough. “A dog has the right to run and get elected,” he wrote,“but it cannot serve.” At issue are the plain meanings of words like “cumulative,” “consecutive,” and “and.” The initiative clearly prohibits anyone from serving more than two consecutive terms on the City Council and more than two consecutive terms as mayor.
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by Nick Welsh hings never really change in Santa Barbara, but they don’t exactly stay the same either. In between these two points lies the city’s equivalent of the twilight zone, where it appears mayoral candidate Hal Conklin could now be caught. About 24 years ago, Conklin was elected Santa Barbara mayor, but he was booted from office just a few short months later when a couple of Santa Barbara judges concluded the city’s term-limits initiative barred him from serving. Conklin — who served four terms as councilmember from 1977 to 1993 — is now running for mayor in this November’s city election, and the termlimits issue might prove once again to be a banana peel on his path to political destiny. The wording of the termlimits initiative—written and approved by voters in 1990 as part of a multipronged strategy to make the council more representative of the broader community—was plenty ambiguous in 1993, when Conklin last ran for mayor. Among the five judges who reviewed the matter, there was sharp disagreement what the language actually meant. It hasn’t grown any clearer with the passage of time. That confusion — and Conklin’s distinction as one of only two Santa Barbara mayors to be forced from office—could cast a serious question mark over his efforts to mount a campaign in what could become a crowded and competitive field of candidates. There are other echoes that might compound Conklin’s sense of déjà vu. Leading the charge against him in 1993 was lantern-jawed libertarian Robert Bacchaus, an outsider eccentric known for his Abraham Lincoln beard. Leading the charge against Conklin today is Ernie Salomon, a take-no-prisoners public access TV talk show host, whose bushy dark eyebrows rise like ropes of smoke off a raging fire. A retired commercial real estate broker, Salomon is the ever-agitated agitator, always outraged and frequently outrageous. It would be a mistake, however, to sell him short. Salomon — the son of an Austrian Jew who fled Europe to escape Hitler — led a crusade against a chronic con artist who preyed upon a couple of elderly Catholic nuns facing eviction that resulted in her criminal prosecution. Three years ago, he played a key role in bringing down a multimillion-dollar City College bond measure.
THE HAL AND ERNIE SHOW: Hal Conklin’s second mayoral bid has public access TV talk show host Ernie Salomon, below, asking some sharp questions regarding term limits and voter intent. Then it states, “No person shall be eligible to serve cumulatively as member of the City Council and Mayor for more than four consecutive four year terms.” In 1993, Conklin had served four consecutive council terms, but never as mayor. Did that mean he’d used up his cumulative allotted time on the council dais? Conklin said no because he’d never been mayor. His opponent Ray Franco thought otherwise and sued to keep Conklin’s name off the ballot. Judges Ronald Stevens and William Gordon agreed with Franco, but a panel of appellate judges saw it Conklin’s way and ruled he could run. When he won, Bacchaus, the libertarian maverick, sued. Conklin lost that round, stepped down, and beat a graceful retreat from electoral politics.
Last year, Conklin’s long-frustrated mayoral ambitions came out of cryogenic deepfreeze.“Where is the leadership? “ demanded Conklin, who back in the 1970s helped start the city’s first recycling program. But 24 years is a long time to be gone. As accomplished as Conklin was, many voters have forgotten his name; others never knew it. Councilmember Cathy Murillo — darling of the Democratic left — has made her mayoral ambitions unambiguously clear, hosting fundraisers and get-togethers for the past six months. More moderate in tone, personality, and politics is Councilmember Bendy White, who — though unannounced — appears to have finally thrown his hat in the mayoral ring. Other names populate the speculative buzz: Councilmember Randy Rowse and former Deckers CEO Angel Martinez. In this context, question marks about legal eligibility don’t help. Conklin said he never bothered seeking a legal determination before entering the fray. He was on the council that wrote the initiative, he said, and he knows full well they never intended to write a lifetime cap of 16 years. On this point, he is absolutely correct. Back in 1993—when the meaning of the initiative was in dispute—the council declared by vote that they never intended to exclude Conklin from running. But the council’s intent, according to judges Stevens and Gordon, was irrelevant; what mattered was—and still is—what voters thought the language meant. And according to the judges, the language was clear. City Attorney Ariel Calonne has steadfastly declined to render an opinion on the matter, preferring not to get embroiled, he explained, in politics. Conklin’s supporters have vowed to collect the signatures, if need be, to ask voters what they think the term-limits initiative means. As that question festers, Conklin has discovered at least one thing that’s changed dramatically — the pace at which interest groups endorse candidates. It’s accelerated greatly since he last served. Such groups, he said, are rushing to endorse right now, months sooner than when he last ran. In the meantime, he expressed confidence that the controversy over term limits doesn’t matter. “I just came back from the grocery store,” he recounted.“Four people came up to me and said, ‘I’m ready to go vote right now.’ n Not one asked about term limits.” independent.com
news Briefs LAW & DISORDER A man suspected of a number of church break-ins recently was arrested by Goleta police on 4/2. Joseph Rose of Boston, Mass., was identified by an employee of the Unitarian Universalist Live Oak Church after the worker — there to prep for Sunday’s service — found Rose in the church. He ran away, but a Sheriff’s sergeant located him a few blocks over. Rose was carrying items that allegedly implicated him in a break-in earlier at Coastline Christian Academy. The police believe evidence also points to Rose being involved in a burglary at Goleta Valley Church. He was booked at County Jail on two counts of burglary. Isla Vista streets gridlocked with crop tops, bathing suits, and booze Saturday afternoon for Deltopia, the community’s unsanctioned spring street party. Wind chill and road blockages didn’t seem to deter masses of 6,000-8,000 partygoers. Among the crowd, 68 citations, 42 arrests, and 14 injuries included emergency response to a female UCSB student who fell from a balcony onto the beach, a fight at a party, and about a dozen broken up by law enforcement for overcrowding, underage drinking, and bottles thrown from balconies. A community-wide noise ordinance went into effect at 6 p.m., and by 7 p.m., many had left for the R.L. Grime and Destructo concerts on campus.
CIty Blush Restaurant + Lounge suddenly closed after employees were texted a message not to come to work on 4/5. The spacious State Street eatery with a large outdoor patio had served California cuisine and cocktails since opening in 2009. A recorded voice message said the patio will remain available for private parties and that the owners are “excited by the new ventures” they will bring to State Street in “the near future. … We thank you for the years of patronage and loyalty you have given us and look forward to seeing you soon,” the message said. Owner Asaf Dimant also owns Tonic Nightclub and Indochine.
COUNty The Isla Vista Community Services District (IVCSD) caught itself in a web of politics at its third board meeting on 4/4, as argumentative banter among the Board of Directors led to another five-plushour discussion that addressed, at times, insurance, policies, internship program details, and structural concerns. Financing the district is an issue as the utility tax did not pass in November, and Jonathan Abboud with the Isla Vista Community Development Corporation offered help with fundraising. “Our goal is $40,000 in 2017,” he said. The CSD’s seven boardmembers variously found conflicts, overt politics, and approval in the idea. The county supervisors expressed frustration as they approved nearly $1 million in emergency work at Goleta Beach. As winter storms slammed into the parkland this winter, county workers hastily added rocks to save the county’s frecont’d on page 10 É
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group had to go to court to get the right to even comment on the draft order, but none have a seat at the bargaining table. While some trout advocates hope the new Biological Opinion is “the Second Coming,” water managers have been bracing, instead, for “the end of the world.” If sources claiming to have knowledge are correct, the report is recommending far more water be released from the dam into the Santa Ynez River than anyone expected. It also reportedly finds that Cachuma threatens the survival of the steelhead. A past opinion required a spawning habitat be established below the dam; the new opinion reportedly requires a suitable habitat be maintained above it, as well. This would allow trout to reach spawning grounds farther up the river by “trapping and trucking” steelhead below the dam and driving them to upstream locations. The gag order prevented all parties legally entitled to read the draft report from commenting, but all agreed that this BiOp, like others in the past, is expected to generate intense debate and possible litigation for years to come. —Nick Welsh
The board of the Santa Barbara County Education Office appointed Deputy Superintendent Susan Salcido as the new superintendent, replacing Bill Cirone (pictured), who announced his July 1 retirement last week. Cirone, 78, has run the office since winning his first of nine fouryear terms in 1982; he’s the longest-running county superintendent in California history. Salcido, who has served in the county administrative office for a decade, grew up in Santa Maria, earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from UCSB, and was assistant principal of San Marcos High School and principal of Santa Barbara Junior High School. To retain her newly appointed position, Salcido will need to win n next year’s election.
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hough Governor Brown declared the official end to California’s historic drought, state water agencies that rely on Lake Cachuma still face some stormy weather ahead. Last November, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) — charged with protecting endangered steelhead trout— trout issued a “Biological Opinion” regarding Cachuma dam’s impact on steelhead populations. Still in draft form, its contents have not yet been made public, but those involved in the process believe it will dramatically change how much lake water the entitled agencies will receive. “BiOps,” as such reports are colloquially known, seek to safeguard dwindling fish populations, packing the regulatory weight of the Ten Commandments. The NMFS sent its draft opinion to the Bureau of Reclamation, which built Cachuma’s Bradbury Dam in the 1950s and now owns it. Very different missions drive these two federal agencies: Reclamation provides water, while NMFS saves fish. No area water agencies that rely on Lake Cachuma received the report. A few of these agencies and one steelhead advocacy
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Point of Contention County Curtails Loon Point Access by Keith Hamm n any given warm day in Summerland, beachgoers fill the Loon Point parking lot and hoof it along the trail that parallels the train tracks before cutting beneath the Padaro Lane overpass and down the gentle ravine to the sand. It’s a popular spot for families because there’s free parking, a porta-potty, and lots of room to spread out once they reach the beach. Surfers and fishermen dig it, too, its rural ambiance and crashing waves drowning out the background hum of Highway 101. Many Loon Point visitors don’t know that Santa Barbara County Parks Department put up a new sign, with hours that shrink the amount of time the public has access to the gated parking lot and beach trail. The old sign said, “Closed dusk to dawn.” The new sign, installed last fall, says open 8 a.m. to sunset. According to Brian Yanez, the parks department deputy director, the new rules at Loon Point were instated “to be consistent” with park hours countywide. Yanez added that the original dawn-to-dusk open hours proved challenging in terms of staffing, as those natural phenomena occur at different times throughout the year. The problem with the new hours at Loon Point, according to longtime Summerland resident Reeve Woolpert, is multifold. First of all, Woolpert explained, closing the trail and parking lot at sunset, instead of dusk, lops half an hour from the end of a beach day. Worse, he added, depending on the time of year, dawn happens well before 8 a.m. In the middle of June, for instance, dawn comes as early as 5:15 a.m., truncating morning beach access by nearly three hours (and, for surfers and fishermen, ruling out a Loon Point dawn patrol). Worse still, Woolpert continued, the county knows better. It’s right there in blackand-white: According to the 1986 easement that created the beach trail, it “shall be used solely for passive recreation during the daylight hours (dawn to dusk).” That public access along a historic trail was set up by the California Coastal Commission when the owner at the time — a corporation called Southern California Unique Investments— subdivided its expansive bluff-top property. “It blows me away how little the county knows about what it has inherited,” said Woolpert, vice president of the Summerland Citizens Association. “Little by little, the exceptional recreational experience has been affected by the very wealthy along
SIGN Of tHE tIMES: Summerland’s Reeve Woolpert stands near the county sign that’ll need retroactive permitting from the Coastal Commission.
western Padaro Lane and their unrelenting gentrification of those beaches. My hope is that the general public will be vigilant and concerned about further privatization, and that they realize Santa Barbara County cannot be assumed to be a friend or forthright in this matter.” With the county’s new signage — and that parking lot gate, which was installed without a permit in 2010, mainly to thwart overnight campers, drinkers, and trysters — the Coastal Commission is back in the mix, according to Noaki Schwartz, the agency’s public information officer. “We are in discussions with the county and have notified them that we want to maximize access and that these changes need a permit,” she said, adding, “If the county intends to change the hours of access of the beach trail, or affect use of the trail, that change would require a public hearing.” The issue has another facet. Since at least 2012, a private security team has been in charge of opening and closing the public access gate. The security guards live on the bluff-top estate owned by Bruce Kovner, 72, a Brooklyn-born investor and philanthropist with a net worth in the billions. Kovner bought the 15-acre Loon Point property in 2007 for about $84 million. Along with remodeling an existing mansion, Kovner spruced up the beach trail with droughtresistant landscaping and a shallow drainage lined with cobblestones. According to the 1986 agreement, if the county fails to hold up its end of the deal —namely to regularly patrol the trail and crack down on vandalism, trespassing, nude sunbathers, etc.—the easement will “revert to [Kovner] and [his] heirs.” Emails to the Kovner Foundation were not returned, and Price, Postel & Parma’s Chip Wullbrandt, an attorney representing Kovner, could not be reached for comment before deadline. Sources familiar with the situation said Kovner has no intention of shutting down the beach trail. “He doesn’t want to do that,” Yanez confirmed. According to Parks Operations Manager Sherman Hansen, the number of complaints coming out of Loon Point are “no more and no less” than other beach parks. “I’m just waiting for some direction from [the Coastal Commission] before I can move forward,” Yanez said, adding that, in the meantime, the agency is not requiring the county to remove the gate or reinstate the trail’s original “dawn to dusk” hours. n
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he Santa Barbara Police Department’s two-year-old Community Service Officers (CSO) program has proved more trouble than it’s worth, City Manager Paul Casey told the council on Tuesday. “It isn’t firing on all cylinders,” he said, noting chronic hiring and retention difficulties for the part-time positions held by yellowshirted, non-sworn peace officers with the authority to issue citations but not to wear a gun or arrest people. “It’s a big time-suck, to be honest, the constant grind of trying to keep those positions filled.” Originally envisioned as a cost-effective strategy to increase police presence on State Street and curtail nuisance behavior by aggressive panhandlers and what City Hall has called “young urban travelers,” the $150,000-a-year program may soon be retooled into another method of enforcement, Casey said. Whatever happens needs to happen fast, Councilmember Frank Hotchkiss told Police Chief Lori Luhnow. Hotchkiss said he and his colleagues are feeling serious pressure from downtown business interests to better address what merchants feel is a major contributor to record vacancies up and down State Street. Luhnow and Captain Todd Stoney described the difficulty in managing behavior that may be rude and crude but doesn’t cross the line into a legal offense. “We handle the criminal element,” said Luhnow. “It’s not a crime to be homeless.” Hotchkiss demanded to know, then, how those who may offend shoppers with their presence and language could be forced to adjust their “attitude.” Luhnow responded, “Everything we do is a balance; everyone has civil rights.” The department would not, she emphasized, “promote a culture of bullying.” Hotchkiss bristled at the comment. “You just said we can’t be bullies, but we’re allowing people to bully us,” he said. “That doesn’t make sense to me.”
Chief Lori Luhnow Despite the somewhat tense exchange, Luhnow had mostly good news for the council in her monthly report. She introduced a dozen smiling recruits in the audience and reported the department has filled 141 of its 142 positions, a significant turnaround after years of staffing issues. Three hires have been made for the new Student Neighborhood Assistance Program (SNAP) created by the city and Santa Barbara City College to address the noisy and unruly behavior of some students living on the Mesa. And property and violent crimes are down citywide so far this year, Luhnow said. Councilmember Cathy Murillo complimented Luhnow on her consistent engagement with the city’s immigrant community. She was also glad to hear the department’s ratio of female staff—20 percent—is among the highest in the country. Councilmember Gregg Hart lauded Luhnow’s overall efforts in her year as chief of a department that had been hamstrung by low morale and empty positions. “There’s an aircraft carrier turning, and it’s taken awhile. But it’s turning, and the evidence is in this room,” he said. —Tyler Hayden
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ith the plan to merge Cottage Health with Sansum Clinic — the two largest health-care providers on the South Coast—now approaching its fourth birthday, there’s still no news whether the proposal is passing muster with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which must approve any such mergers. Spokespersons with Cottage and Sansum have both denied rumors the merger proposal had been withdrawn, insisting there was nothing new to report. Both entities have kept largely mum throughout the review process, which commenced in June 2013. Under the Obama administration, healthcare mergers faced long uphill climbs with the FTC, especially if the merging entities controlled such large market shares. Cottage owns three hospitals in Santa Barbara County, and Sansum runs 23 health clinics. Cottage and Sansum have argued the merger would create efficiencies of scale and service delivery that would benefit the
public while also providing greater economic stability for the providers. Their executives have declined to engage with the media in public discussion of the merits of the merger and pitfalls — high prices, more expensive insurance premiums — associated with some concentrations. Officials with the FTC have declined to acknowledge even that the matter is under investigation. The state Attorney General’s office — which must also weigh in on such combinations — had nothing to say on the matter, either. Cottage Health did announce that its Santa Barbara and Goleta hospitals both won five-star designations for quality care and patient safety from Hospital Compare, a hospital rating service. Cottage has won the five-star award four quarters in a row. These ratings are compiled from information gleaned from records amassed by the federal agency Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. — Nick Welsh
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he good news is the bad news. Santa Barbara County public employees are living, on average, a year and a half longer than their counterparts throughout the state, and there are roughly 20 percent fewer deaths expected here than in the rest of California. The bad news, then, is that the county government has to pay more for their pensions. “That drives the cost of the plan up,” retirement system CEO Greg Levin told the county supervisors on Tuesday. Santa Barbara’s extended life expectancy is just one small explanation for the county’s mounting pension woes. Because of an arcane decision made by the retirement board last December, the county supervisors will have less to work with this year than they thought. That translates to $11 million worth of budget cuts. “It’s going to hurt all over,” said County Supervisor Das Williams, noting cuts to parks, mental health, and public safety. “We may be forced to lay off a huge number of largely new employees.” He estimated the number could be in the hundreds. This bloodletting will begin next week at the County Administration Building. The department heads are bringing budget plans that reduce their general fund allocations by 5 percent. Hardest hit will be the Sheriff ’s Office, which receives $128 million annually in general funds. The second highest recipient is Probation, which gets $54 million. Conservative watchdog Andy Caldwell charged the county supervisors failed to plan for this eventuality. But it’s important to note every other city and county in the state is struggling with pension problems. Exactly how the county supervisors will handle this deficit will be hashed out over the coming months during budget deliberations and union negotiations. Public pensions are funded by returns on investments overseen by the Board of Retirement for the Santa Barbara County Employees’ Retirement System. Last year, the investment returns fell short, and therefore the county government is contractually
obligated to pay more to the pension system. Exactly how that difference is calculated is subject to political debate. Last December, Santa Barbara’s fiscally conservative-leaning retirement board opted to do what liberals charged was a drastic move. They forced the county supervisors to pay a much bigger piece of the pension fund. The decision is still argued about. Conservatives, meanwhile, complained the county supervisors have squeezed the county budgets tighter by giving out pay raises and a week of vacation between Christmas and News Year’s Day. This heavy lifting will eventually get lighter. In 2013, the State Legislature passed a bill known as PEPRA, or California Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act. It means new employees — hired after 2013 — would receive smaller pension benefits than those hired before that year. “In theory, if we achieve what we set out to do, the cost will go away,” Levin said. But should the county government be forced to lay people off, new hires would be the first to go. “If we are letting go all junior employees,” noted Williams,“and the amount of those adds up to hundreds, that’s going to increase the percentage the county will pay.” Within the next 10 years, about a quarter of the county’s 4,000 employees are expected to retire. Santa Barbara County is one of just three counties in California that pays the full normal cost of COLA (Cost-ofLiving Adjustment) for its legacy employees — 3,100 out of the 4,000. All other county governments pay just half. If the county supervisors forced legacy employees to pick up more of the pension costs, the county would save $7.3 million, according to county CEO Mona Miyasato. Such a change would be negotiated at the bargaining table. In the coming months, all 10 unions will reopen contract negotiations with county executives. Should they declare impasse, the county could unilaterally require legacy employees to pay more to their retirement benefits, cutting their take-home pay. Coral Itzcalli, a spokesperson for SEIU (Service Employees International Union)
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WHICH WAy, ACA? Single-payer insurance advocate peter Conn spoke at a recent health care forum.
tate Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson said that “it’s too soon to say” whether she supports the single-payer health insurance bill introduced by State Senator Ricardo Lara, a Democrat from Bell Gardens. “The bill’s still in the early stages; it hasn’t even been assigned to committee yet, so it’s premature to say whether I support it or not,” said Jackson. Jackson stressed she regards health care as “a right, not a privilege” and has vigorously denounced Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Lara introduced a bill to create a statewide single-payer system — long the health-care equivalent of the Holy Grail among liberal Democrats — in response to those Republican efforts, which to date have not borne fruit. Jackson expressed apprehension at the tax increase a singlepayer approach would require. Given that the Legislature just approved an increase in gas taxes to generate $52 billion for road repairs, there’s limited appetite in Sacra-
mento for another major tax hike. How big a tax increase Lara’s bill would require remains uncertain, given the lack of detail included. Single-payer advocates argue that the savings in health-care expenditures will more than offset the bump needed to pay for such a system. Peter Conn, a longtime Santa Barbara single-payer activist, says 30 cents of every medical-care dollar now spent could be saved by eliminating private insurance companies from the equation, as the single-payer system would do. Conn said that interest in a single-payer approach has jumped dramatically since the election of Donald Trump, who campaigned loudly to abolish Obamacare. Governor Jerry Brown belittled Lara’s lack of specifics as to how his bill would be funded, likening it to solving a big problem by creating a bigger one.Lara has expressed interest in running for statewide Insurance Commissioner. —Nick Welsh
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s President Donald Trump nears his 100-day mark, California legislators are working to push back on his immigration enforcement policies. Senate Bill 54, commonly known as the “sanctuary state bill,” would seriously limit area law enforcement officials from working with federal immigration authorities. “We don’t want to impede law enforcement ability to keep our communities safe but don’t want to be a tool for ICE to exploit Trump’s assault on our communities, either,” said State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, who voted for the bill. But Assemblymember Monique Limón, a progressive Democrat, has held her tongue. She said she would wait to make a decision until the bill reaches the Assembly floor. It needs a simple majority to pass. Limón, who has been active at immigrants’-rights events, said her office is getting calls on both sides of the issue. “There are so many angles someone could take,” she said. “Is it about making sure our resource dollars are used for state priorities?” she asked, adding, “How will the bill make our communities safer?” Sheriff Bill Brown charges it won’t. He said the effort would limit his agency’s abil14
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ity to relay information about a person convicted of crimes such as domestic violence or drunk driving, or a serious offender awaiting trial. “We have had numerous panga boat incursions from Mexico by drug and human smugglers,” he added, “and this legislation would limit or curtail our collaboration with federal authorities in the investigation of these crimes.” While Brown has been hammered by immigration activists for working with ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement), the federal department has issued three weekly reports accusing his department of “potentially endangering Americans.” The reports claimed the Sheriff ’s Office declined to hold dozens of inmates after ICE agents requested they do so, even though that would have violated California law. The reports failed to identify the names of the inmates and the charges they had been convicted of. They were deemed false by several law enforcement agencies. After weeks of backlash, the Trump administration suspended the reports. Brown said he was pleased to hear the news this week, calling the reports “inaccurate” and “coun—Kelsey Brugger terproductive.”
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eighborly relations between the cities of Santa Barbara and Goleta are threatening to strain beyond the breaking point in a dispute over the development of 5.3 acres of airport land. Santa Barbara wants to build nine light industrial and commercial buildings at 6100 Hollister Avenue, the site of three proposed but never-realized business parks over the last two decades. For Santa Barbara, from right: Goleta City Manager Michelle Greene, the 47,000 square feet of Mayor paula perotte, and Councilmember Stuart Kasdin industrial-commercial space is an exciting money-making prospect for says four, while Goleta says nine. Goleta is the airport, a self-sustaining entity struggling asking for $2.6 million; Santa Barbara is willto stay in the black. ing to give $600,000. Back before Goleta was a city, and Throughout the approval process, Goleta had repeatedly asked for a formal agree- the City of Santa Barbara approved the ment with Santa Barbara over a fair-share 180,000-square-foot Gateway Center at 6100 contribution of funds toward mitigating the Hollister Avenue abutted by what was then traffic impacts the project would create (e.g., county land, the county appealed the project. building roundabouts, reworking highway The city eventually agreed to pay $1.3 million on- and off-ramps, and installing traffic in traffic-mitigation fees. lights). Santa Barbara repeatedly rebuffed In its essence, Cai concluded, today’s issue those requests, including with the Planning “violates the spirit of cooperation that we, as Commission’s final approval of the project public entity neighbors, have.” Goleta Mayor in October, so Goleta took the unusual and Paula Perotte emphasized to the council that somewhat dramatic step of appealing that her city did not wish to stop the project altodecision in front of the City Council this gether, but it wants to ensure that the impacts Tuesday. on Goleta are adequately addressed. “On Goleta Deputy City Attorney Winnie Cai behalf of our residents, we want to make sure argued the project site needed a complete they won’t be stuck with the costs of road update to its original environmental analysis and safety improvements.” Perotte ended her conducted in 1997. Since that time, she said, comments by stating residents of both cities Goleta incorporated as a city, UCSB grew wouldn’t want their city halls spending tax significantly, and the airport installed a mas- dollars on litigation. sive new terminal. The baseline for the analyWith little discussion, the Santa Barbara sis is completely different today than it was City Council voted unanimously to deny 20 years ago, as are road and traffic realities, Goleta’s appeal and continue with the projshe said. And the addendum that Santa Bar- ect. The councilmembers did, however, bara staff have since attached to the original direct their staff to continue negotiating with environmental impact report (EIR) — which Goleta’s on final fair-share figures.“I have full includes a fair-share formula to determine faith our staffs will figure out what number the city’s share of the cost — doesn’t cut it. will work,” said Mayor Helene Schneider, “The addendum can’t be used to save this admitting, “We seem pretty far apart today.” 20-year-old EIR from obsolescence,” she Santa Barbara City Attorney Ariel Calonne said. Cai said that while Goleta agrees with said while he hopes to avoid a lawsuit, the the formula itself, disputes exist over the issue centers on money, not irreparable number of intersections each city feels will harm, so Goleta has a “very low likelihood” be impacted by the project; Santa Barbara of succeeding in court. n
Budget Cuts cont’d from p. 13 721, which represents 550 employees in the county, argued, “Shortchanging pensions is misguided and shortsighted.” She argued that without decent pay and solid pensions, the county would become a “training ground where workers get their experience for the first year or two of their careers and then take those skills to other municipalities or to private industry.” To fix the problem, Williams said, “We’ve got to get into the little things.” Some think that could be pot revenue, and it might not be so little. Among county insiders, there is a dispute brewing about how lucrative mari-
juana tax revenues will eventually be. Optimists point to places like Humboldt County, which predicts to bring in $7.3 million annually, even though Humboldt is proposing one of the lowest tax rates in the state. It remains to be seen how many acres on which the county supervisors will allow farmers to grow cannabis. Though there are 700,000 acres of agricultural land in Santa Barbara County, speculation is that politics will limit the area to about 1,000 acres. Asked if marijuana will save the day, Williams said,“We shouldn’t bank on it, but it’s a possibility.” n
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EMBRACE AND ABANDON: According to the latest reports from the U.S. Census, every
American family has at least one crazy uncle locked in their attic. By the perverse-inverse rules that seem to govern the current White House occupants, the Trump administration has locked up the only sane “uncle” they could find and strapped him to a chair. His name is Tom Barrack. Barrack is of broader global interest because the New York Times just discovered he’s the apparent portal by which so much of the Russian influence that’s osmotically infused itself into the Trump White House managed to gain entry. He’s also emerged as one of the only talking heads — shaved balder and shinier than even Daddy Warbucks — capable of presenting such a relentlessly reasonable face on behalf of our Solar Explosion in Chief, Donald Trump. Locally, Barrack — founder of Colony Capital, a $60 billion global real estate investment empire — is of significant interest because, until recently, he maintained a steady presence here in Santa Barbara, embracing “the Santa Barbara lifestyle” feet first, which is to say he makes wine, surfs, and plays polo. Barrack, for example, started the Happy Canyon Winery, which runs a tasting room down in El Paseo. A brilliant contrarian when it comes to investment strategies, Barrack also bought Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch and at one time owned as many as four polo fields.
Barrack and Trump go back to the 1980s when Barrack reportedly skinned Trump alive in a mega-zillion-dollar real estate deal but had the good grace to act as if he hadn’t. They’ve been fast friends ever since. Barrack helped raise money for Trump during the campaign and was put in charge of running the inaugural bash. Barrack famously told Vanity Fair beforehand the inauguration would be marked by a “soft sensuality” and “poetic cadence.” Superficially, this seems just silly. But given Barrack’s singular status as the only sane person in the room, it suggests an ominous disconnect between what he describes and how he describes it. Barrack, it turns out, is a key interface in the link between Russian influence and the Trump White House — still very much a burning question despite this week’s eruption of bad blood over Russia’s role in Syria’s chemical warfare attacks and Russia’s attempted cover-up. Exhibit A in the FBI’s investigation into Russian influence is political consultant Paul Manafort, who, for about six months last year, ran Trump’s presidential campaign. Manafort had previously run the presidential campaign of Vladimir Putin’s handpicked Ukrainian stooge, Viktor Yanukovych, in that country’s election. Allegations later surfaced that Manafort received $12.7 million in illegal slush-fund pay-offs by a Russian business tycoon to promote Russia’s interests. (Manafort denies being on the $12 million take, suggesting he was the target of a
blackmail plot instead.) The revelation, nevertheless, forced him to step down from the campaign. Manafort and Trump also knew each other from the 1980s, but were not tight. He landed the Trump gig by contacting his old friend Tom Barrack. The two met at the Montage Beverley Hills hotel, the Times reported, where they talked over “coffee and snacks.” Barrack sent Trump a note, enthusiastically describing Manafort as “a killer” and “the most experienced and lethal of managers.” The rest, as they say, is history. Barrack — the grandson of Lebanese immigrants — has espoused a highly nuanced and chillingly pragmatic view of U.S. foreign policy, especially as it relates to the Middle East. The United States cannot afford the luxury of moral qualms, he wrote in Fortune magazine last October, over the repressive measures our despotic allies deploy to stay in power. He takes exception to what he describes as the United States policy of “embrace and abandon” when it comes to strong-men run amok like the Shah of Iran, Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi, and Iraq’s Saddam Hussein. The latest devil with whom Barrack says the United States must dance is Syria’s Bashar al-Assad. “Like it or not, the military option most unpopular with American voters and politicians may be its best,” Barrack wrote. “Bashar Assad may well be our only hope in fighting the various terrorist factions that are attempting to form as ISIS state.” Barrack is equally pragmatic in his advice about Russia, which he warned was filling the power vacuum created in the
Middle East by a retreating United States. “The only solution is one that works with Russia and not against them.” Later, in an interview on CNBC, Barrack asked, “Why is Putin the enemy? You need Putin to solve the Middle East.” Barrack’s Colony Capital has had extensive business holdings in Russia, but there’s nothing to suggest a personal relationship with Putin. I get Barrack’s point: One has to play the cards you’ve been dealt. But given Russia’s obvious efforts to get Trump elected, one has to wonder what the deal really is and who, in fact, is getting played. Not surprisingly, there’s so much suspicion about the selective outrage expressed by the White House over Assad’s use of chemical warfare in murdering “beautiful babies.” Given Trump’s wildly impulsive style, the outrage could be perfectly genuine. Likewise, it could be so much kabuki theater designed to look like a breakup with Putin. Putin himself suggested the latter and said he wasn’t buying it. “It’s boring, ladies,” he said.“We’ve seen it before.” Of course, if this was kabuki, that’s exactly what you’d expect him to say. I sought to contact Barrack to see if his thoughts on Syria and Russia had changed any in the past week. His assistant Alison Marckstadt replied, “Unfortunately, Mr. Barrack is unable to accommodate your deadline, as he is traveling.” Fat chance. I know they got him strapped to a chair somewhere. No doubt with a tennis ball jammed in his mouth to keep him quiet. — Nick Welsh Every family has one.
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Brown’s Blend of Pork Barrel Politics Was Winning Recipe for Gas Tax Hike
erry Brown put on a clinic of old-school horse trading last week, as he barnstormed, browbeat, and backroom-dealt the Legislature into passing the biggest gasoline tax increase in California history. “It helps bring jobs. It helps bring prosperity,” the governor crowed, after a latenight, not-a-vote-to-spare victory. “There’s real money and people can afford it.” Real money? Sure. Affordable? Well, maybe. Senate Bill 1, the focus of the governor’s exertions, clocks in at 19,785 words, authorizing $52 billion to be spent over 10 years on deferred highway construction, road repairs, bridge renovations, public transit, bike lanes, pedestrian paths, and a batch of other public-works goodies. Financed by new taxes and fees that begin November 1, it is roughly estimated to cost the average motorist 10 bucks a month, through a 12-cent-a-gallon increase in the excise tax on gas; a new vehicle registration fee, between $25 and $175, depending on a vehicle’s age; and a 20-cents-a-gallon uptick for diesel fuel. Oh yeah, taxes and fees go up each year, pegged to inflation. Santa Barbara’s state senator, HannahBeth Jackson, joined Assemblymember Monique Limón and all but two of the Legislature’s other Democrats in voting aye. Jackson said the bill would pay off locally by generating between (a) $150-$300 million for the Highway 101 widening project, and (b) $50-$100 million for the boggeddown proposal for peak-commuting-time rail service. “The focus in Washington is on programs that help the rich get richer,” she said. “In California, we’re figuring out ways to help us continue to grow economically and to pay as we go.” Deal goes down. Brown’s politicking
delighted fans of Otto von Bismarck’s wellworn dictum, which equates the technique for making laws with that of processing sausage. Beyond Bismarck, it also called to mind the persuasive talents of Jerry Brown’s father, the late governor Pat Brown, in building vast public-works schemes, including freeways and the State Water Project, in the 1950s and ’60s. Although Democrats in November won — barely — the required two-thirds majorities in both legislative houses to approve tax increases, passage of SB 1 was by no means a sure thing. A collection of Democratic centrists, elected since the 2012 advent of the nonpartisan primary system, worried about outrage over tax increases; crucially, Bay Area Senator Steve Glazer, a former ally
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of Brown’s, demanded a no-strike clause for transit workers, a nonstarter in a laborbacked measure. Brown also faced unanimous resistance from Republicans, plus opposition from agriculture, small-business groups, and some environmentalists, who bitterly objected to a sweetheart deal with truckers. Pushing against a self-imposed deadline that happened to coincide with his 79th birthday, Brown and Democratic leaders assembled a big-business/big-labor coalition that produced a TV and social media campaign to pressure wavering moderate Democrats, plus a string of big rallies in key districts. At the same time, he met behind closed doors with individuals and interest groups, who won crucial cozy accommodations:
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• Republican Senator Anthony Cannella of Ceres got a $400 million earmark extending commuter rail between his Central Valley district and the Bay Area. The only yes-vote GOP member, his backing was determinative because of Glazer’s opposition. • Gaining political cover, Democratic moderates in the San Joaquin Valley and Inland Empire won pet-project funding, ranging from a UC Merced connector road to farflung road repairs in Riverside County. • Trucking industry lobbyists, stung by the diesel tax hike, in return secured a loophole exempting many trucks from tough new regulations on greenhouse-gas emissions. When his term ends in 2019, Brown plans to head for his Colusa County ranch while most of his Democratic colleagues will still be facing voters. “The Democratic Party is the party of doing things,” he declared after his “What, me worry?” triumph last Thursday night. At what political cost remains to be seen. — Jerry Roberts
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Betty Jean Nelson 09/14/24-03/06/17
Betty Jean Nelson, 92, died Monday March 6, 2017 of natural causes. She was born 9/14/24 in Salinas, KS. The daughter of William Perry & Belva Brown. Her family consisted of 9 sisters and 2 brothers. She has one surviving sister, Charlotte Daly. Betty was married to her childhood sweetheart and moved to Santa Barbara in early forty's. They had two children, Ronald Dean Nelson Deceased, and surviving daughter Patricia A. Nelson. She was known as " Grandma Go-Go", with 6 grad children, 3 great grandchildren, one great-great granddaughter and many-many nieces and nephews. Her friends deeply loved her for her warm, caring nature, great sense of humor and love for animals. She will be deeply missed by her friends and family. A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.
Nevada in Reno. He loved Lake Tahoe, where he lived for many years, commuting over Mt. Rose to Reno where he worked as a portfolio manager with many good friends at Navellier & Associates. When Phillip’s father’s health declined, Phillip often came to Santa Barbara to care for him. During this period, his 28-year friendship with Tonya Lynn Roberts deepened and they married in 2012. Tonya’s devotion to Phillip was extraordinary. Her endless attention to detail and advocacy for Phillip’s comfort was awe-inspiring. Phillip is survived by his wife Tonya Lynn Roberts, his sister Carol Mitteldorf of Bochum, Germany, and his cousins Barry Sherman of Scottsdale, AZ, and Ellen Sherman of Las Vegas, NV. The Memorial service will be held at their home on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 3:00pm. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, Tonya invites you to plant a tribute tree in Phillip’s name, in Israel. Visit www.shiva.com.
of his son. Clifford was preceded in death by his twin sister Merlin Sorensen, older sisters Beverly Hague and Elaine Barnes, and brother-in-law Rudolph Winter Sorensen. Along with son Clifford and his partner Marge, survivors are: daughter Monica Hague; wife Mary Ortiz; brothers Claude and Floyd Hague; and five nieces and nine nephews. The family wishes to extend heartfelt thanks to the staffs of Lompoc Comprehensive Care, Sarah House, The Californian, Cottage Hospital and the Lompoc Valley Medical Center – and to Clifford’s longtime cardiologist Dr. Thomas D. Watson, and primary care physician Dr. Shaun Ehsani. A graveside service will be held on Friday April 14, 2017 at 10:30 am at the Goleta Cemetery, 44 South San Antonio Rd. Santa Barbara, CA. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett Mortuary
Clifford “Chopo” F. Hague 1927-2017
Phillip Lee Mitteldorf
details to follow. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Michael’s name to the City of Carpinteria Parks & Recreation department.
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Fondly known as “Leinie”, Else Schilling Bard died on February 12th 2017. She was 88 years old. Born in San Francisco, Leinie was a photographer, writer, poet, artist, intrepid world explorer, humanitarian, philanthropist and contemplative spiritual seeker who created connections with people and the natural world wherever she happened to find herself. She will be remembered for her tremendous generosity, sense of humor, sincerity and kindness towards others and her beautiful, radiant smile. A memorial celebration will be held on Sunday, April 23rd 2017 from 2-5PM at the Santa Barbara Natural History Museum, 2559 Puesta Del Sol, Santa Barbara, CA 93105.
Hank Kinsell 1927-2017
Phillip Lee Mitteldorf, 57, of Santa Barbara and Incline Village, died peacefully in his Santa Barbara home on April 2, 2017. The cause of death was cancer, which for over three years, he met with courageous, highly focused, well-informed determination and grace. How could mere words ever suffice in describing the amazing being of Phillip Mitteldorf? He was a lover. He loved books, and history, and maps, and people, and his dog Barkley, and conversation, and ideas, and learning, and being kind, and being generous, and fishing, and Alaska, and his old friends, and his new friends, and his family, and most of all, he loved his wife Tonya. His good nature made an impression; Phillip was unique. He was a brilliant man of knowledge and warmth, a gentleman to the core. Any question as to why and how one man’s good nature could have made such a heartfelt impression on so many, would be put to rest quickly by the experience of Phillip’s companionship. His generosity of spirit was evidenced by his presence as well as by his deeds. Phillip was an insatiably curious person, diving into books to broaden his already considerable knowledge of innumerable topics. He was accomplished in many fields. He studied and worked in medicine, exploring the possibility of continuing in the steps of his MD father and RN mother. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physiological Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and an M.B.A. from the University of 18
Clifford “Chopo” F. Hague, 83, who moved to Santa Barbara County with his family in 1947, passed away on April 7, 2017 at the skilled nursing facility, The Californian, following a lengthy illness. One of six children born to Claude P. and Louzetta Zahn Hague, his birthplace was the South Los Angeles neighborhood of Watts. It was there that he acquired his nickname, “Chopo.” He was in the seventh grade when his family relocated from L.A. County to Santa Barbara. He subsequently attended Santa Barbara Junior High, where he excelled in baseball, and Santa Barbara High, graduating from the latter in 1952. Joining the U.S. Navy in 1953, he went on to serve as a boatswain’s mate third class during the Korean War. After his service ended in 1956 he became a U.S. Post Office letter carrier in Santa Barbara and Goleta. A devoted sports fan who closely followed the stats of college football and basketball, and pro-baseball, the athletically-built Clifford spent a number of years working with kids on local sports teams – including those at Harding School. Known for his infectious laugh and quick wit, he was an avid fan of old movies (especially the comedies of Bob Hope) as well as a collector of comic books, wind-up toys, movie posters, and other pop culture ephemera. Though Clifford left the area in 1992 – to move to Merced – he returned in 2000. In his latter years he enjoyed sitting in on criminal trials at the Santa Barbara Courthouse. And, he was a regular at the downtown McDonald’s. It was as a result of mobility issues – following a March 2016 fall that led to health complications – that he reluctantly became homebound. For awhile, he resided at Lompoc Comprehensive Care Facility, and The Californian – after making his home for many years with his son Clifford F. Hague, II, and Clifford II’s longtime companion, Marge. “He was a great dad. He loved life and laughter,” said Clifford II. “No matter how bad things would get, my father would find the humor in it.” An animal lover (a family trait), Clifford owned a three-legged cat named Ziggy, who is now in the care
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Michael Oettinger passed away peacefully with his children at his side on Saturday, March 18, 2017. Born October 22, 1945 in Cleveland to Jack and Rosalie “Tess” Oettinger, Michael was raised in Shaker Heights and moved to New York City after graduating from Kent State and London School of Economics. In 1970 he honeymooned with his wife in Sausalito, and they moved to Marin shortly after. Michael was a real estate developer in San Francisco and Northern California throughout the 70's and 80's, followed by building a private-label clothing business in Carmel Valley. He moved to Carpinteria in the early 2000’s and could always be found helping small local businesses or hanging out and sharing stories with his fellow pilot friends. Michael had an entertaining personality and often had those around him laughing and enjoying his company. He dearly loved his family, friends, dogs, airplanes and the beach. Michael is survived by his daughter Christina Clark Bloodgood of San Francisco, her husband Matthew and their two children Madelyn and Benjamin, as well as his son Matthew Sherman of Santa Barbara and his wife Anna. He also leaves his sisters Joan and Carole, and longtime companion Alice. He is missed dearly and will always be remembered. A sincere thank you to the team at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital Ridley-Tree Pavilion for their care and compassion. A memorial service will be held this summer at Carpinteria State Beach,
his wife of 66 years Sally, daughters and sons-in-law Eliza and Dave Kropp of Moorpark, Sara and Peter Hadley of Moorpark, and Annie and Steve Ellberg of Ventura, grandchildren Sara (Kropp) Jacobsen and her husband John, Garner Kropp, Ben and Annie Hadley, Grace, Charlotte, and Sally Ellberg, great grandchildren Helen and Frederick Jacobsen, brother Sey Kinsell of Santa Barbara, and many nieces and nephews.
Body surfer, world traveler, dedicated stockbroker, and beloved Papa, (Henry S.) Hank Kinsell passed away in Thousand Oaks on April 1, 2017. Born in San Francisco in 1927, Hank spent most of his life in Santa Barbara. Proud to be a graduate of Roosevelt Elementary and La Cumbre Junior High, he was a Don from the Santa Barbara High School Class of 1944. After serving in the U.S. Navy, he graduated from the University of Oregon and Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He and his wife Sally met at the University of Oregon where Hank was a member of the Chi Psi fraternity. Hank and Sally’s family finally settled in Montecito in 1966. Hank loved the challenges of his career as a stockbroker and retired in 1992. Active in his community, he served as the president of the Montecito YMCA and was once a member of Montecito Rotary. His favorite volunteer activities were managing the YMCA Christmas tree lot and delivering meals and serving on the board of Meals on Wheels. Sally and Hank traveled the world. Hank enjoyed soaking up the local culture in public places abroad. He also felt he could get to know a place best if he was off the beaten track. However, his favorite spot was sitting on Miramar beach while reading The Wall Street Journal. He competed in bodysurfing championships and shared his love of the ocean with his daughters and grandchildren. Hank is survived by a loving family;
Oscar R. Ball 72 passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 2, 2017. Oscar was born in Mexico City on November 11, 1944 and his father Robert Ball and Elvira Gonzales-Meza Ball raised him in a beautiful part of Mexico City. He came to Santa Barbara at age 19 to join his childhood friend Rene and work at Cottage Hospital and to chase the American Dream. It was at Cottage that Oscar met Marci, the beautiful mother of his two adult children. Oscar had an incredible work ethic inspired by the desire to provide a comfortable life for his family. In addition to working at MTD as a bus driver for over 20 years, he pursued his love for residential real estate, sports and luxury cars, motorcycles and his beautiful garden. Oscar had the gift of making people feel special with his bright, smiley face and a friendly hello to friends and strangers alike. This gift of the human connection brought a little peace and joy to many people around Santa Barbara and the places he traveled. Oscar is survived by mother Elvira Gonzales-Meza Ball, sister Yolanda Mazzacano, daughter Michele Vedder (husband Jason), son James Ball (wife Tatum), son Oscar Ball Jr. and daughter Tiffany Ball. Grandchildren Kasey, Tatum, James, Travis, Larry and Alyssa.
Timothy Ferris McMahon
April 21, 1927-December 30, 2016
A LIFE WELL LIVED Friends are invited to celebrate the life of Timothy Ferris McMahon at Montanaro Farm, 2531 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos, California on Saturday, April 22, 2017, from 11:30 - 2:30 pm. Link to complete obit: independent.com/obits/2017/apr/03/ timothy-mcmahon
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t was great to see so many agencies and their dedicated representatives at Saturday’s Victims’ Rights Awareness Fair in De la Guerra Plaza (in recognition of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week). They do heroic and important work for so many in our community — work that wouldn’t be possible without the generous Santa Barbarians who regularly donate their time and money to these agencies and their indispensable efforts. But as I talked with event participants and waited for the surge in attendance that never materialized, I was left to wonder — is our generosity and philanthropy as a community enough? Have our well-intentioned efforts unconsciously walled us off from recognizing the uncomfortable and sometimes ugly things that happen in our community? Have we unintentionally created an “us” and “them” dynamic? Should we instead be turning toward our neighbors who remain in the shadows and asking to hear their stories? Perhaps the next step is a venue that would offer opportunities to foster this connection. As a therapist who specializes in trauma, I know how important it is for victims to speak out. But just as important — victims need to be heard. As difficult as it can be, listening to their stories is an opportunity for us to come to terms with a world in which these experiences occur and to accept this as part of all of our narratives. In doing so, we lessen our collective fear and powerlessness, and our isolation from one another. As Lourdes Negrete from the DA’s Office said to me Saturday, victimization is “a community problem … everyone should take it personally.” We have built a great infrastructure. How can we, as individuals, better listen to and embrace the stories of our neighbors? —Diana Greenwood, S.B.
Glass Half Full?
n addition to the reasons often mentioned to explain the extraordinary commercial vacancy rate downtown (internet shopping, high store rents, the
return of high consumer debt levels, Generation X’s tight finances that prevent them from keeping up the shopping levels of the formerly big-spending boomers [independent.com/statestreetvacancies]), a few other issues might be considered: (1) Santa Barbara is a tourist town just beginning to feel the bite of the escalating Trump Travel Slump caused by unwelcoming border and airport policies that annoy both foreigners and other Americans. People who used to love traveling to the California Riviera may now be thinking twice about it. Besides getting rid of the America First crowd, what can we do to convince tourists they’re still welcome in the U.S.? (2) We also might want to get our creative minds around the fact that there may be opportunity in the crisis. Santa Barbara has way too much unwanted retail space and a desperate shortage of living space — is anyone considering converting one to the other?
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What’s the Plan, Mr. President?
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WHAT NOW? Not bothering to get approval
from Congress, President Trump fired Tomahawk missiles at a Syrian air base. The world, by and large, cheered. Judging from angry responses from Syria and its Russian backers, the attack shows no sign of bringing about a peaceful settlement of hostilities in the six-year war, but it does throw a cloud over American democracy. Congress, with its Republican majority, must somehow gain control of Trump’s warmaking decisions. During the 2016 presidential election and since, many worried about giving Trump access to the weapons of war. Some congressional leaders were apparently quietly notified of Trump’s plans to attack, but Trump asked no permission and had no clear legal authority for the attack. This is not democracy. Since his election, Trump has acted as though he has almost unlimited power. True, he was “sending a message” to the Assad regime about the horrible, forbidden chemical attack days earlier that killed an estimated 86 civilians, including women and children. But nothing would have been lost, and much gained, by first taking time to seek congressional approval. Certainly, it would have been swiftly granted, with democracy preserved and an important precedent established. Trump has bull-like, impetuous impulses that need congressional restraint.“He is a man
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so unpredictable, so reckless, so petulant, so full of blind self-regard, so untethered to reality that it is impossible to know where his presidency will lead or how much damage he will do to our nation,” editorialized the L.A. Times days before the attack. It will be very hard for fellow Republicans in Congress, so heady with their own power, to restrain his, but it must be done. As for Syria, what’s the plan, President Trump? TRUMPFELLER: Once upon a time, there
lived a fast-talking huckster named Rockefeller, who peddled miraculous elixirs to the gullible of America. No, not the John D. Rockefeller oilmeister but his father, William, who sold bottles of surefire cancer cure. “While his medicine did not work, his dubi-
ous sales pitch did,” points out Peter B. Doran, author of the new bio Breaking Rockefeller. President Trump’s medicine isn’t working either,but against all odds, millions of Americans hopefully bought his snake oil, enough bamboozled suckers to put him in the White House. So let’s face it: We’re stuck with this huckster for around 1,300 days, plus or minus, before we can kick him out. (Maybe sooner, if Al Jazeera gets hold of a YouTube video of him in that Moscow golden shower hooker episode.) Congress is a co-conspirator and with Judge Neil Gorsuch being promoted to the U.S. Supreme Court, one political party controls all three divisions of the federal government. What craziness will be wreaked on the Republic can only be imagined.
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and former competitive cyclist, bought her first bike from Goleta-based Stinner Frameworks — one of the first made for a paying customer — she was supporting her local builder. By the time she bought her third, she was supporting an internationally recognized brand. This became evident to her last summer as she and her husband, Kim Bleth, sipped coffee at a café in the popular road cycling destination of Girona, Spain, and a group of admirers began to crowd around her bike. It turned out those oglers were from Singapore, where their shop had just begun selling Stinner bikes. The burgeoning success of Stinner Frameworks was something I had noticed closer to home. As I began to see more and more of their machines invading Santa Barbara trails and roads, I couldn’t help but wonder what accounted for the company’s popularity. Sure, I’d heard superlatives about the bikes from owners, but there are plenty of talented bicycle fabricators who never make the leap from part-time hobbyist to full-time business operator. Eponymous proprietor Aaron Stinner is the real deal. He may not be replacing all the jobs that Carrier is outsourcing to Mexico, but, along with selling beautiful bicycles, he has created six manufacturing positions in a location that struggles to support a middle class. Over several months, I spent time getting to know the business while trying to divine the answer to one overarching question: How did Aaron Stinner navigate the transition from artisan to entrepreneur? There are concrete answers to this question. They have to do with manufacturing and branding and marketing, but the best place to start this story might be with Stinner himself.
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When I caught up with him, he was descending Mountain Drive all alone amid an attenuated string of cyclists, floating in a fog of his own cogitations, idly zigzagging down the breeze toward the Santa Barbara Mission. We were on a social bike ride hosted by Stinner Frameworks, a marketing event ostensibly celebrating the final stage of the 2016 Tour de France. As Stinner coasted along, however, there was little to indicate that he was the face behind this shindig. “I try to keep myself out of the center of attention,” Stinner told me as I pulled beside him. A lanky man who towers past six feet tall and is thinner than a sail — when he’s not wearing Lycra, his rolled-up skinny jeans search for precari-
ous purchase on his backside — Stinner looks the part of the high-level racer he once was. He possesses a panther-like ease suggestive of a ferocious reserve of energy that flashes to the surface at opportune moments. After a “tough” move from Santa Rosa to Goleta in the 10th grade, Stinner dedicated all his free time to training. He joined the Santa Barbara–based Echelon junior team and continued racing internationally for his old Northern California team, Swift. He eventually put in some time with the U.S. Under 23 team and contemplated going pro upon graduating from Dos Pueblos High School but at the last minute decided to attend UCSB, where he majored in biopsychology and raced for the cycling club. As we reached the bottom of the foothills and pedaled toward downtown, he said with much understatement, “I
guess I take that competitiveness I had as a racer, and now I put it into my business.” When he decided to go all in on bicycle fabrication and needed space for a shop, for instance, Stinner convinced his parents to help him with the down payment on a house. Then, to pay the mortgage, he rented out every room and lived in the garage with his machine tools. Such single-mindedness seemed reminiscent of the incredible drive it takes to reach the pinnacle of an endurance sport like cycling, where the most grueling moments of training yield the most marginal — but most difference-making — results. To say that Stinner Frameworks is the culmination of an individual’s determination, however, would be as wrong as it would be cliché. Perhaps Stinner’s greatest strength is the one he exhibited at the Tour de France event: a willingness to sit back and assess his own limitations.
By 2014, Stinner had been fabricating frames for four years, and he was about to throw in the towel. On the surface, everything looked great. After taking a frame-building course at the United Bicycle Institute in 2010 and continuing to practice on his own, Stinner decided he was
ready to start selling frames in 2011. The next year, he won best rookie builder at the North American Handmade Bike Show (NAHBS), and demand grew enough that he could quit his job as manager at Bicycle Bob’s. Soon, his products were starting to blow up on the bike blogosphere (yeah, that’s a thing). But Stinner was in over his head, overworked and exhausted. His wait list ballooned to two years, and his cash flow slowed to a trickle. That’s when Gary Douville, a racer with a professional background in product development and manufacturing, including a stint at General Electric, threw Stinner a lifeline. Said Douville,“When [Stinner] and I started talking … his goal was to build a company. He’d been running Stinner Frameworks out of his garage, and it was a one-man show. He didn’t have any corporate experience to know how to scale it.” Douville, who first met Stinner at Bicycle Bob’s, offered to help. Burned out from 20 years of the corporate grind, Douville decided to both invest in Stinner Frameworks and spend a year working there, putting into place a legit supply chain and manufacturing process. In doing so, Douville followed the “lean manufacturing” model based on a 1990 book about automobile manufacturing called The Machine That Changed the World. The authors, three MIT professors, were studying Japanese car companies who, at the time, were kicking Detroit’s proverbial ass. Lean production lies somewhere between the preindustrial craft system of production (where one artisan creates a complete one-of-a-kind product one at a time) and Fordist mass production (where unskilled laborers perform single tasks along an assembly line, building standardized products with interchangeable parts). It is more scalable than the former while allowing for more flexibility than the latter. The purpose of lean production, whose principles were first introduced by Toyota, is to eliminate seven muda, or wastes: inventory, overproduction, extra processing, motion, transport, defects, and waiting. (Stinner also likes to point out the environmental benefits of reducing waste.) One of Toyota’s well-known innovations in assembly plants is called kanban, translated as “just in time.” The parts at each step of assembly are transported in containers that are then returned empty to the previous step. On the outside of the containers are color-coded cards that allow workers to communicate with each other. This system reduces inventories so that no parts are used until they are absolutely needed.
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Bikes are a lot simpler than automobiles; Stinner’s assembly line merely consists of a bike builder, a fabricator, a welder, and a painter. Still, he follows a kanban system, and it makes a difference. Once an order is placed, his bike builder, Jeremy Platt, starts buying tubes and parts, depositing them in a Tupperware box for the customer. These boxes are labeled with colored stickers that indicate included parts, as well as those that are still missing. As raw materials cohere into a bicycle frame, each set of tubes goes through two quality-control checks — after they are cut and mitered and then again after they are welded. Stinner Frameworks can now present a bike to a customer within four weeks of an order (though they are only willing to promise eight). They are pumping out about one frame per work day. And with low inventories, they have the flexibility to quickly adapt their tooling to rapidly changing standards in the bike industry. For instance, when it became clear to Stinner that a new interface for connecting disc brake calipers to road bikes — called a flat mount — was taking over, he started building these mounts into his own bikes within weeks. Although Stinner may have started out as a craftsperson, he is now a manufacturer with a sustainable growth model. Instead of building one-off bikes, he offers distinct models named after popular Santa Barbara cycling routes (Gibraltar, Romero, Refugio, Tunnel). Buyers can still order upgrades like custom paint or geometry, while Stinner can focus his energy on moving the business forward. As operations continue to smooth out, he’d like to develop new products such as a full-suspension mountain bike, a rig for off-road touring, and a commuter.
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When viewing Stinner’s steel and titanium frames up close, one is immediately struck by the congruence between his bicycles, his business model, and his personality: clean, lean, light, and deliberate. Save for special projects, Stinner chooses to weld his bikes. Rather, he hired Carlos Velazquez — who, Stinner humbly admits, is much more skilled than he is — away from an aerospace company to take over most of the welding, a process that requires no extra material and keeps down weight, maintaining an emphasis on performance. If welded joints are short on ornament, flaws are impossible to disguise. Still, Stinner, whose stepfather is an architectural photographer, always understood the importance of aesthetics to branding. He was an early adopter of Instagram, grasping the social media platform’s ability to sell an experience along with a thing. It allowed him to pair close-ups of his bikes with photos of silhouetted cyclists climbing coastal mountains against backdrops of exploding California sunsets. In order to cultivate a visual identity, Stinner reached out to Geoff McFetridge, an L.A.-based artist whose work you may recognize from ad campaigns for companies such as Nike and Intel. What you probably don’t know about McFetridge is that he’s a cycling fanatic who made sure his house and his studio were on opposite ends of Griffith Park so he’d have an excuse to ride his bike over Mount Hollywood every day. Stinner proposed to build a run of bikes for the Mudfoot cyclocross racing team that McFetridge founded. The Canadian-born McFetridge, who cut his teeth applying graphics to snowboards, would design the finish on the bikes. McFetridge told me,“I approach bicycles the same way I would a stack of [skateboard] decks.” He described his designs for the Mudfoot bikes
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GETTING REAL WITH STEEL: Aaron Stinner (in pink, above) leads the pace line on a weekend training ride. Below, Carlos Velazquez aligns and welds a frame after tubes are prepared by fabricator Tom La Marche.
as “elegant doodles,” saying,“I don’t want you to have to be a cyclist to appreciate it.” Like McFetridge, a new generation of bike consumers did not grow up watching the Giro d’Italia. They had entered the sport through the fixed-gear fad of the 2000s, popularized by urban bicycle couriers who were repurposing track bikes for street use. In fact, the link between Stinner and McFetridge was Matt Renfro, a longtime Santa Barbara resident who, in 2008 and 2009, ran an underground fixed-gear race series in the Funk Zone before he moved to Los Angeles and joined the Mudfoot team. “The Mudfoot bikes were patient zero,” said James Bellerue, who is now Stinner’s in-house painter and continues a tradition of taking design references from outside cycling history. The Mudfoot ecosystem would prove indispensable to the rise of Stinner. Another pair of members, the owners of Golden Saddle Cyclery in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles, became early champions of the brand after one of them saw Stinner’s work at NAHBS and commissioned a bike for the Tour Divide Race, which runs along the continental divide from Banff, Alberta, to the Mexico-U.S. border. For whatever reason, the Los Angeles area is short on established frame builders. Part of Stinner’s appeal was his proximity.“I really liked that he was pretty local and his work looked super clean, plus he was a rad dude,” Golden Saddle co-owner Ty Hathaway told me via email. Brands such as Stinner and Golden Saddle, as well as other L.A.-area apparel and accessory makers, all became intertwined as cycling-specific avatars of the maker movement — and apparently radness. With blogs and social media, they began cultivating an audience for domestically produced, sustainably sourced, high-quality gear. This audience has enabled Stinner to build partnerships with much bigger companies. Cycling brands (such as component maker SRAM) and lifestyle brands (such as Santa Barbara–based SeaVees) have both found marketing value in associating themselves with Stinner. Even so, good marketing can’t overcome the quality of the product itself. Said Hathaway, “People really like being able to go to him and see things, touch things, and be more involved in the process.”
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One December evening, I took an informal survey of the hundred or so preternaturally fit revelers munching on ramen noodles and pork belly prepared by Finch & Fork chef James Siao while swilling craft beer from Telegraph Brewery. We were in an industrial parking lot off Hollister Avenue, opposite the Santa Barbara airport at the workspace Stinner now shares with wheel builder John Jones, to celebrate the launch of Stinner Frameworks’ 2017 collection. Many of the people there were customers. Ask the owners of a Stinner bike why they love it, and they may wax poetic about its ride quality. “Coolest thing on the descent,” said Brandon Baker, who races for the newly minted Stinner-sponsored racing team. “Favorite bike I’ve ever owned,” said Douville. “I’ve never been on a bike that fit so perfectly,” said Faulkner. More than likely, though, customers will discuss the process of purchasing a Stinner — buying something made right here in Santa Barbara, having the opportunity to discuss their personal needs with the fabricators. Bolder customers will even drop by the shop to see their bicycle actually being made. Such is the case with Santa Barbara resident Carmelo Gaeta, who owns two Stinners and is saving for a third. He said, “It’s like growing your own vegetables from seed.” When hearing such reflections, this overly effete writer can’t help but recall Karl Marx’s concept of commodity fetishism, which suggests that the price tag affixed to a product obscures, among other things, the value of the labor that went into making it. The product thus attains a totemic quality that is completely detached from its material nature and the humans who shaped it. (According to the National Bicycle Dealers Association, most of those humans are in China or Taiwan. Around 99 percent of the bicycles sold in the United States are imported, primarily from those two locations.) I’m not trying to tell you that Stinner Frameworks—an operation that sells boutique bicycle frames starting around $2,500 — is running some sort of socialist experiment. Much of this article has made the point that it’s a cold, hard business. But for all the preciousness of the maker movement, there is a real market for transparency in production, for locally produced goods, for understanding a thing for what it is. Stinner’s business depends on this market. And so does his ethos. He traces his own affinity for handiwork to the dominant male figure in his early life, his maternal grandfather, an engineer who immigrated from Germany to Canada and worked on the design of Alaskan oil pipelines before moving on to Lockheed Martin in San Jose. When he was growing up, Stinner said, his grandfather taught him, “You make your own stuff; you don’t buy it.” As he walked me through his workspace, Stinner expressed just as much excitement about his machine tools as he did about his bikes. He scavenged and restored a number of them himself. Two large pieces of equipment, including his lathe, were salvaged from a foreclosed home. And he is currently resuscitating his latest acquisition, a Kearney & Trecker Model H that he scored for $300 at the flea market in La Conchita. This horizontal milling machine, which was built in 1942 and spent its early years on an aircraft carrier, is a hulking testament to the fact that some things are built to last. i
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4/13: Free Thursday Evenings Take advantage of free access to the museum’s galleries, featuring exhibits such as the ongoing Portrait of Mexico Today, or learn about the art of katagami katagami, Japanese paper stencils, and the striking patterns created through the katazome textile process in the Carved Paper exhibit, on view through June 11. 5-8pm. S.B. Museum of Art, 1130 State St. Free. Call 963-4364. sbma.net
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Paul Canter, Leslie Gangl Howe, Shannon Saleh, and Elaine Arnett Rabbit Hole This Pulitzer Prize– winning play by David LindsayAbaire charts a couple’s search for comfort in the wake of a life-shattering accident that turns their world upside down as they delve into the complexity of a family learning how to navigate deep grief. The show previews on April 13 and runs through April 29. Thu.-Fri., Wed.: 7:30pm; Sat.: 2 and 7:30pm. Jurkowitz Theatre, SBCC, 801 Cliff Dr. $17-$26; preview: $10-$18. Call 965-5935. theatregroupsbcc.com
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4/14: Reception: 2nd Fridays Art: Beauty What is beauty? Discover
Chumash elder Julie Tumamait-Stenslie and archaeologist John Foster will speak on the important role in many facets of asphaltum in Chumash culture, everyday life, and oral traditions, as well as its role in modern times. 7-8:30pm. S.B. Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Wy. $5-$15. Call 456-8747. sbmm.org
the intrinsic value of our unique sense of beauty that varies with time and culture but has been the common driving force for humanity. The exhibit shows through May 5. 5:30-7:30pm. S.B. Tennis Club, 2375 Foothill Rd. Free. Call 682-4722.
4/13: Performance: Mapping Dissent Join Mexico City–based
4/15: The Art of Indigo Learn the magic of this plant-based dye used to create varied hues of blue. Guest artist “Free Jazz” by Seyburn Zorthian Derek Horn will show you how to use this pigment with shibori techniques, the Japanese art of shaped resist dyeing to create beautiful designs on fabric. Materials, instruction, and a glass of wine are provided. 1-3pm. Art From Scrap, 302 E. Cota St. $40. Ages 18+. Call 884-0459. exploreecology.org
queer feminist, performance artist, and activist Loren Wolffer as part of the ongoing Queer Hemispheres Radical Performance Series. A collection of emotional queer-oriented testimonies in response to the aftermath of the 2016 presidential election will be mounted and displayed across UCSB’s ocean-side campus. 12:45-3pm. Student Resource Bldg., UCSB. Free.
4/13: MTD Public Meeting Transform your ideas into action at this community meeting for planned service changes to our public transportation system, including a proposed direct morning route for commuters from Carpinteria to Goleta. 2pm. MTD Administrative Office, 550 Olive St. Free. Call 963-3364 x555.
4/13: Sips and Nibbles Enjoy various wine tastings, savory appetizers, sweet chocolate, and desserts at this benefit for Food from the Heart, along with a raffle and a 10 percent discount on wine
4/14-4/15: SCAPE Art Benefit: 5th Annual Visions of the Gaviota Coast: The Jewel of Our Backyard More than 150 artists
from graduating BFA students as well as current students’ work in collaboration with student lighting and costume designers ahead of the dance troupe’s two-week European tour. Thu.-Fri.: 8pm; Sat.: 2 and 8pm. Hatlen Theater, UCSB. $13-$17. Call 893-2064. Read more on p. 49. theaterdance.ucsb.edu
4/13, 4/15: Last Train to Nibroc It’s a chilly December in 1940, and on board an eastbound cross-country train are the bodies of great American writers Nathanael West and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Also on board are a young man and woman who, upon meeting for the first time, paint a portrait of the youthful search for happiness in a time of great anxiety and change in this Dogstar Theater Company production. Thu.: 7:30pm. Sat.: 3 and 7:30pm. Center Stage Theater, 751 Paseo Nuevo. $23-$28. Call 963-0408. Read more on p. 47.
4/13: Maintain Your Memory Learn how aging doesn’t have to mean
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4/15: Reception: Ocean in Abstraction View the ocean with a differAsher Grodman (left) and Lily Nicksay
Baby Doll Ensemble Theatre Company presents Tennessee Williams’s black comedy set in the Mississippi Delta and involving two rival cotton gin owners, Silva and Archie. When Silva suspects his rival of setting his cotton gin on fire, he seeks vengeance by seducing Archie’s 19-year-old bride, Baby Doll. The show runs through April 30. Join dramaturge Anna Jensen for a play discussion on Wednesday, April 19. Thu.-Sat.: 8pm; Sun.: 2 and 7pm; Tue.: 7pm; Wed.: pre-show talk: 7:15pm; show: 8pm. The New Vic, 33 W. Victoria St. $20-$70. Call 965-5400. Discussion: 5:30-6:45pm. Faulkner Gallery, S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Free. Call 564-5641. Read more on p. 47. etcsb.org
ent perspective at this exhibit of paintings and clay sculptures from artists Debra Sievers and Lindy Kern. The exhibit shows through June 14. 4-6pm. C Gallery, 466 Bell St., Los Alamos. Free. Call 344-3807.
4/18: Reception: Faces of Spirits in Haitian Vodou Flags Be among the first to view Haitian artist Ronald Edmond’s beautifully embroidered, beaded, and sequined ritual banners that serve as religious portals to the spirit world in many world religions. The exhibit shows through June 9. 6pm. MultiCultural Ctr. Lounge, UCSB. Free. Call 893-8411.
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4/13, 4/17-4/18: Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Community Forum Clients, family
members, providers, partner agencies, advocates, friends, and stakeholders interested in alcohol, drug, and mental-health services in S.B. County are invited to learn about the three-year MHSA Plan Update that will impact alcohol, drug, and mentalhealth services in S.B. County. Interpretation services are available upon request. Thu.: 10:30-noon. Lompoc Public Library, 501 E. North Ave., Lompoc. Mon.: 10:30am -noon. Santa Maria Board of Supervisors Meeting Rm., 511 E. Lakeside Parkway, Santa Maria. Tue.: 4:30-6pm. Public Health Dept. Auditorium, 300 N. San Antonio Rd. Free. Call 681-5220.
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sunday 4/16 4/16: Sign Making Workshop Make your own banner, poster, or sign for the People’s Climate Rally on President Trump’s 100th day in office, April 29, at S.B. City College’s La Playa Stadium. Materials will be provided for you to paint cardboard sunflower templates or create an eco-design of your own. 10am-1pm. Art From Scrap, 302 E. Cota St. Free. Call 884-0459.
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4/15: Topaz Jan Abbott, Mark Brickley Catch this pair of area authors at
a book-signing for From My Mother’s Heart: A Legacy of Love, Abbott’s collection of her mother’s poetry from 1950 to 1990, and Postcards from Liverpool: Beatles Moments & Memories, Brickley’s musical exploration into the band’s influences. 3-5pm. Laughing Buddha Thrift, 771 Linden Ave., Carpinteria. Free. Call 220-6622.
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4/14: Poetry Night Poet Simon Kiefer will guide you through a magical evening of inspired poetry writing and reading with a collective writing effort in the style of “Exquisite Corpse,” where writers add on to a poem prompted by the last stanza written by the previous poet. There’ll be enough vintage typewriters, wine, and creative energy to go around. 6-8pm. Art From Scrap, 302 E. Cota St. $20. Ages 18+. Call 884-0459. exploreecology.org
Children can learn the fundamentals of Hip-Hop with a focus on mentorship and positive expression under the guidance of a seasoned instructor with two classes: Inclusion and All Access, the prior serving as an introduction to expression for kids with physical and emotional needs. Classes take place Saturday, April 15, 22, and 29, with both classes culminating in a performance on April 30. Inclusion: 10:30-11:15am; ages 8-17. All Access: 11:30am-12:15pm; ages 7-14. S.B. Dance Arts, 531 E. Cota St. Free. Call 966-5299. ampsb.org/no-limits
4/17: Movies That Matter: Amistad Mayoral candidate and film critic Hal Conklin will host a post-screening Q&A for this Steven Spielberg film inspired by the true story of the 1839 mutiny aboard the Spanish slave ship La Amistad. This major political event and the Supreme Court case that followed led up to the United States’ Civil War. 7pm. The Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. $10-$20. Rated R. Call 899-2222.
4/17: Lisa See Join author Lisa See for a signing of her newest novel, The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, a powerful story about the bond between a Chinese mother and her American-raised daughter separated by circumstance and culture. 7pm. Chaucer’s Books, 3321 State St. Free. Call 682-6787. chaucersbooks.com
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UCSB Dhadkan: Nachle Deewane This National Indian Dance Competition will feature 200 dancers from nine championship-level Bollywood and Bhangra teams, performing two Indian dance styles for one spectacular evening full of culture, philanthropy, and fun. Proceeds from the night will benefit the Pingalwara charity that aids the homeless in India. 5:30pm. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. $20-$25. Call 963-0761. lobero.org
and contribute to the S.B. County Conservation Blueprint project, dedicated to collecting data from the community to develop conservation efforts in the area. Online registration is recommended. 6:309:15pm. Faulkner Gallery, S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Free. Call 962-7653.
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4/13, 4/15: Dargan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant Thu.: Dannsair, 6:30pm. Sat.: The David Loeppke Band, 8-9pm; Chris Love, 10pm. 18 E. Ortega St. Free. Call 568-0702. darganssb.com
4/13-4/15, 4/18-4/19: 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
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4/14: Carr Winery Barrel Rm. Do No Harm. 6-8pm. 414 N. Salsipuedes St. Free. Call 965-7985. carrwinery.com 4/14-4/16: Cold Spring Tavern Fri.: The Excellent Tradesmen, 6-9pm. Sat.: John Lyle, 1:30-4:30pm; Claude Hopper, 5-8pm. Sun.: Tom Ball and Kenny Sultan, 1:15-4pm; Kelly’s Lot, 4:30-7:30pm. 5995 Stagecoach Rd. Free. Call 967-0066. coldspringtavern.com
4/14-4/16: Velvet Jones Fri.: B. Dolan, DJ Abilities, 8:30pm; $15. Sun.:
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Kaminanda, Living Light, 8pm; $10. 423 State St. Ages 21+. Call 965-8676.
4/15: Yellow Belly Eric Zobel. 6-8pm. 2611 De la Vina St. Free. Call 770-5694.
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Brad “CA$H” Cooper. 8-10:30pm. 1672 Mission Dr., Solvang. Free. Call 688-7111.
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4/15: SOhO Restaurant & Music Club Musititlan: Live Salsa with Orquesta La Selección. 9pm. 1221 State St. $15-$20. Ages 21+. Call 962-7776.
4/15: M8RX Nightclub & Lounge Dirty Audio. 9pm. 409 State St. Free. Ages 21+. Call 957-4111. m8rxsb.com
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4/15-4/16: Island Brewing Company Sat.: Sofar Sonear, 7-9pm. Sun.: Brent Franklin, 3-6pm. 5049 6th St., Carpinteria. Free. Call 745-8272. islandbrewingcompany.com
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4/19: Blush Restaurant + Lounge Bruce Goldish. 7-9pm. 630 State St. Free. Call 957-1300. blushsb.com
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ongoing: Front I Side On view will be selected works from artists Deborah Salt and Brian Wills, known for minimalist yet dynamic colorful paintings and sculptures. The exhibit shows through May 14. Porch Gallery, 310 E. Matilija Ave., Ojai. Free. Call 620-7589. porchgalleryojai.com ongoing: Spring Fling Pieces from members of the Goleta Valley Art Asso-
ciation and the S.B. Sculptors Guild will showcase a diverse selection of artwork. The exhibit shows through April 29. Distinctive Art Gallery, 1331 State St. Free. Call 845-4833. ongoing: Paintings in Three Movements Pamela Benham’s solo exhibition highlights the artist’s layered, colorful acrylic paintings. The exhibit runs through April 29. Faulkner Gallery West, S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Free. Call 962-7653.
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Isla Vista–raised, Bay Area–fortified psychedelic folk rockers Rainbow Girls will headline the night, joined by Bay Area–born, N’awlins-style soulrock outfit Royal Jelly Jive. 9:30pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State St. $15. Ages 21+. Call 962-7776. Read more on p. 51. sohosb.com
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4/19: Mike Love, Desert Rhythm Project One of reggae music’s rising stars, Mike Love will take you on a journey to knowledge, wisdom, and understanding with his meaningful songs after the Desert Rhythm Project opens the set with its Mojave Desert funk. 9pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State St. $15-$18. Ages 21+. Call 962-7776. sohosb.com
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David Lindley and Jackson Browne have a musical association reaching back almost 40 years with Lindley’s legendary stringed-instrument virtuosity showcased on many of Browne’s albums.
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5th Annual Get It Done Today! Don’t be afraid to have a conversation about end-of-life wishes. Notaries, volunteers, and facilitators from the Alliance for Living and Dying Well will help you complete your advance health care directive. Stop by the interactive display and write something you hope to do or see before you die: to see your child graduate, sing in front of a crowd, be the person your dog thinks you are, etc. Appointments are required. 10am-2pm. S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Free. Call 845-5314. allianceforlivinganddyingwell.org
4/18: Compagnie Hervé Koubi Euro-
together her family history, sorrow, and heart-stirring experiences to create her beloved stories, such as her new novel, The Japanese Lover. 7:30pm. The Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. $11-$39. Call 893-3535. Read more on p. 50.
pean choreographer Hervé Koubi will make his Southern California debut with his highly physical piece What the Day Owes to the Night as 12 French-Algerian and African male dancers perform a powerful depiction of a personal journey. 8pm. The Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. $20-$49. Call 893-3535.
4/18: Michelle Deen Therapist Michelle Deen will sign copies of her book, Saving America’s Grace: How Can We Fix American Culture and Politics Gone Wildly Off Track? She argues that a progressive moral values framework could heal the wounds of cultural division between the Left and the Right. 7pm. Chaucer’s Books, 3321 State St. Free. Call 682-6787.
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4/19: Isabel Allende Literary legend Isabel Allende made a name for herself with her acclaimed debut novel, The House of the Spirits. Twenty works of fiction later, the unapologetic romantic will make a rare public appearance to discuss how she weaves
Famed acoustic player Leo Kottke is known for a fingerpicking style that draws on blues, jazz, and folk music, and for syncopated, polyphonic melodies.
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Easter Hoppenings ing 24 prize eggs, at this ultimate egg hunt with a special appearance by the Easter Bunny. Kids in preschool to 6th grade will be separated by age group. Socks for donation will be distributed to neighbors without homes in the greater S.B. area. 10am. Cambridge Dr. Church, 550 Cambridge Dr., Goleta. Donation: a pair of new adult socks. Call 964-0436. cambridgedrivechurch.org
4/15: 25th Annual Goleta Bunny Express Take a miniature-train ride, enjoy special treats and activities, and enter the raffle! Meet adoptable bunnies from BUNS (Bunnies Urgently Needing Shelter) and make a needy bunny a new part of your family! There is a 34” minimum-height requirement to ride. Buy your tickets online. 11am-4pm. South Coast Railroad Museum, 300 N. Los Carneros Rd., Goleta. $4. Call 964-3540 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Easter Wine & Design Class Join this evening of crafting and wine as you learn tips for designing beautiful Easter baskets. Shop the shelves of gourmet goodies, craft beers, and area wines, and bring framed photos, plush Easter animals, cards, and artwork. The ticket price will include the basket and materials to build the gift and a glass of wine. 5:30-7:30pm. Santa Barbara Gift Baskets, 230 Magnolia Ave. $25. Call 952-9002. santabarbaragiftbaskets.com
Enjoy breakfast, inspirational praise, music, and community fellowship at this year’s community breakfast, themed “Keeping Hope Alive,” with a special presentation from Dr. Scott Lisea, the head of school at Providence, an S.B. K-12 Christian school. 7-8:45am. Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort, 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd. $50. Call 687-7720 x267.
egg to win prizes like free pizza, appetizers, small plates, beverages, and Friday-night facials, brows, or make-up services. Text PASEOHUNT to 41487 to register now and pick up your wristband at Center Court on Friday. Visit the website for all the details. 3:50pm. Center Court, 651 Paseo Nuevo. Free. Ages 18+. Call 963-7147.
right with a selection of tomatoes, peppers, squash, and a variety of other vegetables while kids hunt for eggs and create crafts. 9-10:30am. Egg hunt: 9:30am; ages 2-10. Trinity Gardens, Trinity Lutheran Church, 909 N. La Cumbre Rd. Free. Call 705-3422.
4/15: Easter Parade Can Don Hewes (Fred Astaire) prove to Nadine Hale (Ann Miller) that he can make anyone, as in Hannah Brown (Judy Garland), a worthy dancing and singing partner? Find out in this lavish 1948 classic with music by Irving Berlin and musical numbers such as “A Fella with an Umbrella,”“Shakin’ the Blues Away,”“A Couple of Swells,” and, of course, “Easter Parade.” 2-3:45pm. Buellton Library, 140 W. Hwy. 246, Buellton. Free. Unrated. Call 688-3115. sbplibrary.org
4/14: 40th Annual Good Friday Breakfast
4/14: 2nd Annual Happy Hour Hunt: An Easter Egg Hunt for Grown-Ups Hunt for an
4/15: Trinity Gardens Spring Celebration Start your summer garden off
4/15: The 13th Annual Great Egg Hunt at Elings Park Bring your own baskets and come for the family fun with a bounce house, face painting, Music By Bonnie, age-appropriate egg hunts featuring 15,000 candy-filled eggs, free Camp Elings giveaways, pictures with the Easter Bunny, and more! A $5-per-car parking fee applies. 10am-noon. Cappello Picnic Area & Softball Fields, Elings Park, 1298 Las Positas Rd. Free. Call 569-5611. Email info@ elingspark.org. elingspark.org/great-egg-hunt
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Eggstravaganza 2017 Bring a basket and a pair of keen eyes for candy and prize-filled eggs. Kids can take a photo with the Eggstravaganza Bunny, tour a fire truck, and be entertained by a surprise from City of S.B. police officers. 10am. Great Meadow, Chase Palm Park, 323 E. Cabrillo Blvd., and Bohnett Park, 1201 San Pascual St. Free. Call 564-5495.
the valley’s biggest egg hunt (more than 10, 000 eggs), followed by kids’ activities, Easter crafts, and more! There will be an adults-only egg hunt, and the Easter Bunny will be there, too! 10am. River View Park, 151 Sycamore Dr., Buellton. Free. Call 688-7529.
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Easter Bunny at 10:45 a.m., 12:45 p.m., and 2:45 p.m. Reservations are required. 10:30am-2pm. Bacara Ballroom Terrace, Bacara Resort & Spa, 8301 Hollister Ave., Goleta. Free-$125. Call 571-3018.
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4/15: Annual Girsh Park Egg Hunt There will be 10,000 eggs in six different age-appropriate fields filled with candy, toys, and prizes inside with several magic eggs containing certificates to host a party for free at Girsh Park. There will be jumpers, face painting, arts and crafts, egg roll races, and the Girsh Park Bunny. Registration: 9:30am; egg hunt: 11am. Girsh Park, 7050 Phelps Rd., Goleta. Free. Call 968-2773.
4/15: Vineyard Easter Egg Hunt This fun-filled, family-friendly event lets the little ones hunt for hidden eggs filled with candy and prizes while the adults sip on wine and enjoy a wine-country picnic. 10am-4pm; children ages 7 and younger: 11am; all ages: 2pm. Riverbench Vineyard & Winery, 6020 Foxen Canyon Rd., Santa Maria. Free-$5. Call 937-8340.
4/16: Easter Brunch & Egg Hunts This Champagne Easter Brunch features made-to-order omelets, assorted seafood and sushi, prime rib, farmers’ market fruits and vegetables, a special children’s menu, and more. Brunch guests will also enjoy complimentary access to the resort’s funfilled children’s activities, including Easter egg hunts at noon and 2 p.m., face painting 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., and photos with the
Into the Beautiful North
Mon, Apr 24 / 8 PM / UCSB Campbell Hall Luis Alberto Urrea has received an American Book Award for his memoir Nobody’s Son and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for The Devil’s Highway. Urrea’s novel Into the Beautiful North follows a young woman on a memorable quest to define herself without borders.
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your own basket and the fun will follow. After the hunt, kids will enjoy a variety of arts and crafts followed by a sharing brunch for all. The next day, celebrate the resurrection with special music and an inspiring message under the theme “Welcome, The New Jerusalem.” Sat.: 10am; Sun.: 9am and 10:45am. First United Methodist Church, 305 E. Anapamu St. Free. Call 963-3579.
Methodist Church of S.B. will host this fun event for all children up through 5th grade. Please bring a dozen candy-filled, plastic Easter eggs for each child to donate to the hunt. Bring blankets and chairs for the Sunday service on the beach followed by a continental breakfast. There will be three Easter services at the church. Sat.: 9:00-11am. La Mesa Park, 197 Meigs Rd. Sun.: 6-7am; Leadbetter Beach Picnic Area. 8, 9:30, and 11am; Free Methodist Church of S.B., 1435 Cliff Dr. Free. Call 965-1338.
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4/16: Easter Service Calvary Chapel’s 20th Easter in the gardens will feature live music, a fun kids’ area, refreshments, and a message of hope from motivational speaker Nick Vujicic, who has defied odds despite being born without arms or legs. Simultaneous Spanish translations will be available. 9am. S.B. County Courthouse Sunken Gardens, 1100 Anacapa St. Free. Call 730-1400. easter.calvarysb.com 4/16: Easter Brunch Sip on bubbly drinks and munch on Danish breakfast dishes like frikadeller (Danish meatballs) or croque madame (egg-topped ham-andcheese sandwich) or satisfy your sweet tooth with croissant French toast or strawberry crêpes. 8am-2pm. The Andersen’s, 1106 State St. Prices vary. Call 962-5085.
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WHAT WOOD PAUL DO: With a background making church organs from wood, Paul Schürch says he has a unique connection to the dynamic material. Below is his award-winning dress (modeled by Sybil Thomas) made from figured maple veneer.
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You have a background as a church organ builder. Can you describe that experience and how it has influenced your current practice? It gave me access
to major trade groups where one would have to be proficient in a lot of different trades: woodwork, metalwork, plastic, music intonation, historical practice, carving. It gave me a foundation for working with diverse material that has been helpful to me in my entire career. What is it about wood as a medium that speaks to you? It was something that I had always been drawn
to from a very early age. The emphasis on piano and church organ building is primarily a woodshop, and I have a connection to the natural material. I understand it.Well, let’s put it this way: I’m beginning to understand it.
Do you have a favorite item to craft? I’m evolving
in my practice as a furniture maker. I tend to be going for dynamic pieces that do things. In other words, you spin a table and drawers open, or different mechanical devices to incorporate into the furniture. That’s what I’ve been doing lately, and that’s what interests me. It’s not having static work. My heart really lies in doing different things with wood, thinking outside the box, with wooden wearables or dynamic wooden furniture.
What inspired you to create “wearable wood?”
There was a desire on my part to combine diverse materials to make something new and different. I was thinking of wood as being perceived as hard, unyielding, not very flexible — certainly with a warmth to it, but people would not associate that with something that is dynamic. There are dynamic things made out of wood, such as wooden clocks, wooden cars, and bicycles, but it’s treating wood itself as a sort of rigid material. I was teaching Wesley Johnson, an apprentice of mine, eight or nine years ago; he decided he would exit into fashion. After his apprenticeship was done, I decided when I thought of different ways to exhibit wood, he came to mind, saying it could be a high-fashion type thing. I did my research, found some examples in history, but none very eloquent or stylish. I decided I could do something with wood given my present knowledge of how to bend wood, how to make it flexible, how to make it form to the human body, to be able to exhibit it in a completely different way. paul Schürch
f you’re in the market for a unique dress, you might want to check out area woodworker Paul Schürch, who just recently won (among many other awards) a Crafty Award for creating a remarkable dress made from figured maple veneer. That’s right: Schürch, a highly skilled artisan with a studio here in Santa Barbara, has demonstrated significant innovation in making a piece of wearable wood to add to his impressive portfolio of unique wooden furniture. With a background in building both church organs and boats, Schürch pulls from these experiences to create beautiful and matchless items, truly stretching the medium of wood to full resistance. Amid the commotion regarding his latest achievement, Schürch gave some insight into his practice and answered the question— why wood? tion
Are there similarities in designing a dress out of wood and crafting fine wooden furniture? It’s an absolutely, completely different skill set.
Wood just becomes an unyielding material that must become mechanically adapted to the human body.
You won the grand prize at this year’s Craftys competition. How does the recognition feel? I
don’t really care so much for the recognition. I enter these shows because there are cash awards, to tell the truth. As an artist in Santa Barbara, it can be kind of challenging. With spaces disappearing as they are, it is not easy to survive as an artist in a place like this. Thankfully, there are some groups and community arts centers and places that assist artists, but I tend to enter these because there are good prizes, and with notoriety come sales. I don’t feel that comfortable with a spotlight on me, you know. I like to work in my own environment here. I look at this as more of a collaborative effort, but I’m the one spearheading it. — Gabriel Tanguay
SHE’S TOPS: Danielle Rocha shows one of her hand-sewn, limited-run swimsuit pieces, all created in her one-woman studio.
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wenty-two-year-old S.B. swimsuit designer Danielle Rocha must be doing something right. With her sleek, sheer swimwear splashing across the pages of Sports Illustrated’s hallowed Swimsuit Issue for the last two years, Rocha has caught the eyes of beachgoers and fashion experts worldwide with her handsewn, homegrown beachwear. Rocha runs Rocha Swim (rochaswim.com) entirely solo, designing and sewing each piece in her boutique line of bathing suits. She launched her business in 2014 but had been dreaming of it for years. “Ever since I was really little, I always wanted to design,” said Rocha, who would sketch out clothes and shoes as a kid. She studied design basics at De Marcos Fashion Academy, where the Dos Pueblos High School graduate felt inspired to go beyond her dress-design comfort zone and sew a bikini. A friend wore it to the beach, eyes turned, and compliments flowed —a business was born. Rocha Swim’s aesthetic focuses on a Brazilian-style cut with ’80s fashion influence and pieces inspired by everyday clothes. “It’s a bathing suit that enhances. It’s a smaller, more daring cut,” she said of her line, which is geared toward petite women. “There’s so many bathing suits that cover up women’s curves when they should be proud to have curves.” She emphasizes comfort and fit— fit no straps digging into shoulders — in pieces colored in artistic gray tones, reversible for different looks. “The biggest feedback I get are those two things: I can’t believe how well it fits and how comfortable it is,” she said. Rocha finds inspiration in unexpected styles, like the ’80s look of wifebeaters that have been cut to make a one-strap top, with bold monochrome suits whose limited release makes them all the more sought after. “I just try to incorporate what I see in the fashion world with my swimwear, and that’s what helps me be creative with it,” said the young designer. She’s forward-thinking, anticipating and designing trends before they hit the big-brand stores, and charitably minded. Two years ago, she launched Summer Dream, a yearly swimwear runway show fundraiser for the Dream Foundation that has raised more than $15,000 in one night. For now, Rocha is keeping things as is, focusing on her craft and her loyal clientele above expansion. “I would love to keep everything handmade and keep it limited,” she said. Her singular, few-of-a-kind suits are beachy works of art. See them soon on the beach, or wear one out yourself. —Richie DeMaria
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his month, on Saturday, April 15, Victorian Vogue & The Costume Shoppe will celebrate 30 years in business. The storied costume shop known for all clothes colorful, fanciful, and vintage has clothed generations of people from all walks of life, be they costumed performers, partyers, and trick-or-treaters or creatively styled individuals that like to live life with flair. To celebrate its anniversary and show its gratitude, the store will offer a 30 percent discount for the month of April. The glamorous garment emporium opened its doors in Santa Barbara in 1987 in Piccadilly Square, with proprietor Sonia Hayward offering an exclusive boutique featuring Victorian Whites. “I had an eccentric opera-singer aunt who left me her possessions,” Hayward said of the beginnings of her collection, amassed largely also from finds by friends who frequented East Germany and imported Victorian threads and finery. Though she didn’t see herself becoming a fashionista—“I was a hippie who didn’t know the difference between fashionista silk and polyester,” she recounted— recounted she quickly began amassing a more and more diverse collection. “After 30 years, everything has a different story.” In 1990, Victorian Vogue absorbed a then-closing costume shop, Bird Feathers and Fox Fur, becoming Victorian Vogue & The Costume Shoppe in 1997 and moving to its State Street location beside the Granada Theatre, where it remained until 2007. What sets the shop apart in the age of online retail is the personable, knowledgeable staff who have dressed everyone from Fiesta revelers to brides and grooms (replete with a beautiful wedding showcase room). From Solstice and children’s theater to cabaret and drag shows, Victorian Vogue has been an institution of invention for all of S.B.’s costuming needs. Its treasure trove of a collection is exhaustive, with authentic period pieces and ethnic dress, as well as hard-to-find and one-of-a-kind selections — actor Sean Penn was so impressed that he wanted to buy the place, recounts longtime employee Mayerling Weston. There’s also the thrill of getting dressed up and the excitement of finding the perfect and often totally unexpected costume, many of which come to life on the spot in the inspirational surroundings.“We are here to help people create,” said longtime staffer Salvatore Mauro III. “The party starts here,” Hayward said. “We like losing ourselves in helping people lose themselves in a persona.” Sadly, the business has slowed since the shuttering of Brooks Institute, and with it, all its photography students’ modeling and costumed photo shoots. Plus, the increasingly internet-driven economy has taken many would-be shoppers to their computer screens, making the store’s endurance in business all the more admirable— admirable and needed, for such a festive town. Congratulations, Victorian Vogue, on so many great years, and here’s hoping the party keeps rolling for years to come. Victorian Vogue & The Costume Shoppe is located at 4289 State Street. Call 967-4626 or visit victorianvogue.com. —Richie DeMaria
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TALL TALE: Olympic champion Derek Drouin added a decathlon world record to his high-jumping achievements by clearing 2.28 meters at Westmont College last Friday.
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ary Cunningham went to Phoenix to watch the NCAA bas-
ketball Final Four and came home to Santa Barbara lugging a 25-pound trophy. It was the 2017 Coach Wooden “Keys to Life” Award that was presented to him on April 1. John Wooden, the legendary UCLA coach, was known for his practical wisdom. He authored these seven Keys to Life, a prescription for a lifetime of good character: Make each day your masterpiece. Help others. Be true to yourself. Drink deeply from good books, especially the Bible. Make friendship a fine art. Build shelter against a rainy day. Pray for guidance and give thanks for your blessings every day. Cunningham had intimate knowledge of Wooden’s ways, having played for and coached with him. He sat beside Wooden on the UCLA bench for 10 years (eight of them ending with NCAA championships). At the breakfast where he received his Athletes in Action–sponsored award, Cunningham told the gathering about the quirks of Wooden’s life.
“He was very superstitious,” Cunningham said. Before games, for instance, he’d always look up in the stands for his wife, Nell, and then he’d tap Cunningham “twice on my shoulder, twice on my arm, and twice on my leg.” Wooden would stop if he found a penny and put it in his shoe. And when he found a hairpin, Cunningham said, he would stick it into the nearest piece of wood, like a telephone pole. That led the assistant coach and trainer Ducky Drake to pull a prank by dropping a handful of hairpins where Wooden would find them. Wooden earned lofty status among the supreme beings of sport, but he would probably approve of Cunningham’s endeavors to humanize him. BIG HUSTLE: Four days after Cunningham, UCSB’s former
athletics director, received his award in Phoenix, another Gaucho was honored before the NBA game between the Phoenix Suns and the Golden State Warriors. Alan Williams, who made the Suns’ roster as an undrafted player out of UCSB, received the Dan Majerle Hustle Award, presented at the end of the season to the player who best displayed the sort of effort put forth by Majerle during his memorable career in Phoenix. Then Williams — a k a “Big Al” or “Big Sauce”— scored 16 points, snagged a career-high 17 rebounds, and added four steals in a losing cause against the league-leading Warriors.
John Zant’S Game of the Week 4/14: High School Baseball: San Marcos at Santa Barbara This week finds the two teams in the reverse of their historical positions. The San Marcos Royals (13-3 overall, 3-0 in the Channel League) sit atop the league standings, while the Dons (4-12, 1-3) are struggling to get in contention. The gap will either widen or tighten depending on the outcome of a Wednesday game at San Marcos and this Friday’s showdown at the home of the Dons. 3:15pm. Eddie Mathews Field, 600 E. Canon Perdido St. Free. Call 966-9101.
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pions on May 21 at the Cabrillo Arts Pavilion. The others are Kayte Christensen, Lucius Davis, Kristin Knapp-Cole, Josh Merrill, Ron Mulder, Bill Odell, Phil Sherman, George Terzian, and Lisa Willett Fry. For information,
visit sbcourtofchampions.com. Fry, a standout basketball player at Santa Barbara High and UCSB, will be doubly honored next month. She will be inducted into the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table Hall of Fame on May 15 at La Cumbre Country Club. Athletes must have attended a Santa Barbara high school to be eligible for the Round Table shrine. Others in the 50th Hall of Fame class are Gerardo Jimenez (Dos Pueblos soccer), Mark Warkentin (San Marcos swimmer), and Donald Young (Dos Pueblos baseball player). Jon Lee (San Marcos volleyball) will enter the coaching wing, and Santa Barbara Tennis Club pro Larry Mousouris will be enshrined for special achievement. Read more information at sbart.org. Todd Heil of Santa Barbara High has been named the California Coaches Association State Boys Soccer Coach of the Year. In his 18th season, he led the Dons to a
20-2-5 record, going undefeated in the Channel League. Heil previously coached the Dons to two CIF Southern Section titles and a State Regional championship. When Ken Preston was honored as UCSB’s newest Legend of the Dome last Friday, it was announced that the former head volleyball coach will become a member of the Gaucho Athletic Hall of Fame in 2018.
HIGH HOPS: Westmont College has hosted many Olympic athletes at its track-and-field facility and has accrued an impressive set of track records. The most distinctive was set last Friday by Derek Drouin of Canada when he cleared 2.28 meters (75¾) in the high jump. Because he set it in the course of scoring more than 7,000 points (7,150 to be exact) in the decathlon, it goes down as a decathlon world record. The old record was 2.27 meters, last achieved by Christian Schenk of East Germany in 1988. The 65 Drouin is the reigning Olympic and world champion in the high jump. He has soared as high as 2.40 meters (710¾). He said he’s doing the decathlon to develop his overall strength and fitness. Is another eight-foot jump (2.45 meters, the world record set by Cuba’s Javier Sotomayor in 1993) possible? “Yes,” Drouin said. Drouin, 27, finished fourth in last weekend’s meet, the Sam Adams Combined Events Invitational. The winner of the decathlon was Wichita State’s Hunter Veith (7,610 points). Finishing 1-2 in the women’s heptathlon were the Santa Barbara Track Club’s Lindsay Schwartz (5,773) and Chari Hawkins (5,685). n
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anta Barbara’s beloved wine retailer Bob Wesley will be back in business soon, running Savoy Wines at 18 West Anapamu Street in the former home of Kernohan’s Toys. The shop will be an offshoot of Savoy Café on West Figueroa Street, where Paul and Kathy Shields have run a bustling operation since 2005 (not including a brief recession-related hiatus). “We intend to focus on customer service,” said Wesley.“That’s what the café is known for, and that’s what I think I’m known for: dealing with BoB WeSley PartnerS with Paul ShieldS of Savoy Café to people on a down-to-earth eliminating mystery, oPen neW Wine ShoP level, and just appreciating wine for how good it can taste, by Matt Kettmann especially with food.” He gained that reputation first at Lazy Acres, where he ran the wine shop from the 1990s to early 2000s. Then he conceived of The Winehound on Chapala Street in 2008 and managed it (including its move to La Cumbre Plaza) until August 2016, when he was let go by the new owners. A little while later, Paul Shields heard that Wesley was looking for a new opportunity. They’d worked together for nine years at Lazy Acres, so Shields was excited to reconnect. “I wouldn’t even attempt a wine store if it weren’t for Bob,” said Shields. “He’s just the man.” The two hit it off like old friends at their first meeting, talking wine shop ideas for more than two hours.“And we could have gone on for hours more,” said Wesley. The next, and hardest, step was finding a location. When Wesley heard that Kernohan’s was closing, he went to check it out. The size was perfect, it had air conditioning (a prerequisite for a wine shop), and he was intrigued by
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hef Justin Snyder’s very tatted arms delicately place down a black bowl with what looks like an exquisite sea creature. But it’s not from the sea at all; it’s a mound of Wagyu tri-tip tartare, with translucent crisps of crostini set in it like fins, sprinkled with delicate sorrel and red mustard greens. His secret, very local ingredient is Bragg’s Liquid Aminos. That, along with his house-made Sriracha sauce, gives the dish length and lift, so the deep beef deliciousness lingers as long as a classic cabernet. “Santa Barbara has such a rich history of food. It’s waiting to boom; it’s going to pop,” he exclaims.“Here I get to have fun and open up my creativity.” “Here” is Barbareño, almost immediately the best restaurant in town upon its opening in the winter of 2014, but co-owner and executive chef Julian Martinez puts it this way,“I took it as far as I could.” Co-owner and front of the house manager Jesse Gaddy adds, “We want to keep the style the same but keep refining, keep exploring, keep learning.” The two decided Snyder was their man after a six-month-long process of interviews and tastings. Snyder’s worldwide training and experience were the kicker. Born in Alpine near San Diego, Snyder has cooked around the world, with stints in Hong Kong, Singapore, and Hawai‘i (as personal chef for Guy Laliberté, cofounder of Cirque du Soleil); trained at Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Pâtisserie, Alain Ducasse’s pastry school (he graduated with honors); and worked for Michael Voltaggio in L.A., where he jokes, “I was lead pastry — they didn’t call me pastry chef because that’s a title only Michael gets to have.” Barbareño couldn’t be more excited to have him, for, as Martinez says,“What we envision him doing is taking his philosophy from world cuisines but applying it to local flavors.” So that means, for instance, the new crudité plate will have a base of hummus, but that will incorporate Hidden Valley Ranch dressing and be topped with a yogurt avocado citrus mousse. Snyder is jazzed about the special purveyors Martinez and Gaddy work with at the Pilgrim Terrace Tower Gardens off Modoc Road, claiming, “I have a farmer who can grow what I need, and I can get it —George Yatchisin seven days a week.”
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n the last week, Santa Barbara lost two downtown restaurants after a combined 29 years of service on the South Coast. Readers Pamela and Annie let me know that Blush Restaurant + Lounge at 630 State Street has closed. The business opened in April 2009, replacing downtown icon Zelo. Word on the street is that many former Blush employees were hired at the new Creekside Restaurant & Bar on Hollister. Here is a message to you from Blush: “Due to upcoming business restructuring, Blush will no longer be serving the Santa Barbara community as a restaurant and lounge. Although saddened to no longer be serving you in BLUSH BLUES: Blush Restaurant + Lounge’s patio is still available for private events, this capacity, we are excited but the restaurant is now closed. by the new ventures we will bring to State Street in the near future. Please note our patio will be available vices Agency, which will help provide services to for private events. We thank you for the years of those on waiting lists for school-based counseling, patronage and loyalty you have given us and look Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring, and youth behavioral counseling. The Judges’ Choice award forward to seeing you soon.” Bucatini Trattoria-Pizzeria at 436 State Street went to Peter McNee of Convivo for his Pesce has closed after 21 years in business. I spoke with Crudo (ahi and avocado on a squid ink cracker). one of the partners at Bucatini and was told that Owner Adam White accepted the People’s Choice their lease is ending and they are using that as an award for Santa Barbara FisHouse for the Prawnopportunity to move their restaurant to another Ton appetizer. Awards were presented by event block. They are currently looking at several loca- cochairs Meredith Garofalo and Emily Nordee. tions. A sign on the window says “Grazie! To all our wonderful customers and friends for their FOOD TRUCK UPDATE: In early March, I wrote support on these last 21 years. Bucatini will reopen a story about how a battle is underway between soon on a new location. Please keep following us food trucks and the Santa Barbara Planning Comon Facebook and Instagram, and come see us at mission over a new ordinance that affects how Tre Lune, 1151 Coast Village Road. Ciao!” Thanks food trucks can operate. A representative from the City of Santa Barbara has sent me a response to readers Annie and Bruce for the tips. to share with you: BIG EYE RAW BAR OPENS: Last month I wrote that I’a Fish Market and Café in the Santa Bar- “Mr. Dickson, I appreciate the opportunity to bara Public Market at 38 West Victoria Street had respond and help clear up some misunderstandclosed and will be replaced by Big Eye Raw Bar. ings: The City currently prohibits mobile food Reader Mary tells me that Big Eye Raw Bar is now vending on private property. In recent years, open. They serve poké bowls and other raw items, there has been a rise in this type of land use including oysters, shellfish, and sashimi, as well as and in recognition of the community benefits, the New Zoning Ordinance (NZO) proposes to wine and beer. allow food trucks on private property, with some RUDY’S EXPRESS REPLACING JULIENNE: parameters. This has been supported by the PlanI am hearing that the space at 138 East Canon ning Commission since first brought to them in Perdido Street, formerly Julienne, Le Bon Café, 2015. Proposed provisions to allow Mobile Food and Dish, has a sign up saying “Rudy’s Express” is Vendors on private property can be found in the going in. I don’t know if this Rudy’s is related to the Temporary Uses, subsection 28.49.420.E.5 and other Rudy’s in town, but if I had to take a guess, 28.49.420.F (pages III-210 and III-212) of the Draft NZO document, Feb. 9, 2017), found by navigating I would say it is. to www.SantaBarbaraCA.gov/NZO; click on the COOKING UP DREAMS: More than 300 guests, Reference Documents tab. As for mobile vendcelebrity judges, and leading local chefs filled the ing on city streets, the City’s current ordinance Grand Ballroom of the Fess Parker DoubleTree conflicts with state law. A separate effort that is not Resort at the end of last month to vote for their part of the NZO is underway to make changes to favorite dish and support programs for at-risk that ordinance which will have reasonable time, youth in Santa Barbara County. The sold-out place, and manner restrictions. Thank you. Marck event raised a record $140,000 for Family Ser- Aguilar, Project Planner, City of Santa Barbara.” John Dickson’s reporting can be found every day online at SantaBarbara.com. Send tips to info@SantaBarbara.com.
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Selections from the AFA 2016 Film Festival Actors for Autism is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to the advancement, education, and training of people on the autistic spectrum. Its annual film festival celebrates the work of its students in the fields of visual effects, film/TV, animation, and video game design. This screening will feature 30 minutes of short films from the 2016 festival. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion that addresses the work of Actors for Autism and the role of people with autism in entertainment industries from multiple perspectives.
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New works by senior BFA choreographers Rachel Epling Kelli Forman Savannah Green Olivia Maggi and an excerpt from Psalm by seminal choreographer JosĂŠ LimĂłn performed by the UCSB Dance Company
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f necessity is the mother of invention, then longevity is the mother of reinvention. Few bands exemplify this as much as New Order, the British electronic-music powerhouse act that has courageously remade itself time and time again after forming in 1980. With a new album, Music Complete, released just two years ago, the band’s still going strong, and it will be bringing its timeless, lovelorn dance-rock epics to the Santa Barbara Bowl on Tuesday, April 18, with Minneapolis synth-pop Cont act Poliça. “I think the band’s motto is always to go forward and be creative, to think outside the box and regenerate themselves,” said bassist Tom Chapman, who first joined the band in 2011 and went on to cowrite Music Complete. New Order formed after the difficult dissolve of its previous lineup as Joy Division with the tragic loss of singer Ian Curtis, a shadow they’ve more than managed to outshine with later hits such as “Blue Monday,” “Ceremony,” and “Bizarre Love Triangle.” “That’s the key to longevity of a band, really,” Chapman said. “You always have to reinvent yourself and think about different things to do musically in that sense.”
Music Complete sees the band furthering its explorations into dance music, with songs such as the piano-laden “People on the High Line,” perhaps its most housemusic-influenced song yet. Chapman said the new album “feels like a band rejuvenated,” and he was honored to be a part of the process. “It’s a privilege, first of all, to be working with the [original] members of New Order,” he said, “and I’m really proud of the work we did on Music Complete.”When he joined the band, he said,“I was always encouraged to inue sort of do my own thing as a musician, to bring something new to the fold. Being part of New Order is a real creative process.” Beyond its tour, the band is engaged in a wholly different creative process. This summer, it’ll be deconstructing and reinventing its works with a 12-member synthesizer orchestra in collaboration with visual artist Liam Gillick. The unique event will surely be one of the highlights of the Manchester International Festival, taking place in the band’s hometown stomping grounds. Chapman described compositions as “pretty fantastic, very, very special” but “a lot of work.” “We’re almost breaking all the elements of New Order songs in having to piece them
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back together, with each individual part as a synthesizer—it’s exciting, totally different, and original.” Of course, the classics in New Order’s catalog still pack a punch, a feeling Chapman can experience doubly since he was a fan before joining. “‘Crystal,’ ‘Ceremony,’ ‘Temptation’ … those are really special songs to play live. It seems to be the poignant moment in the set where we really connect with the crowd,” he said. With some hiatuses and rocky band relations punctuating its existence as New Order, it’s a group that has a way of reordering and renewing ever since the beginning. “New Order the band’s experienced a lot of difficulties in the past, shall we say, and always been able to move forward and deal with those problems and make it a positive thing,” Chapman said. So what comes next for the endlessly inventive group? Will it take its New Order synthesizer ensemble on the road? “Maybe we will; maybe we won’t. Who knows? … We live in hope,” Chapman said. “New Order never makes plans.” Fitting enough for a band always ready to embrace the new. —Richie DeMaria
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American playwright Tennessee Williams made multiple attempts to diagnose film, fought censorship every step of the way, even after the film was released. and to dramatize the brutal contradictions of Southern culture on Kazan insisted that the story’s perverse central conceit of a husband who the skids. Through unforgettable characters such as Blanche has agreed to wait until his sexualized child bride turns 20 before DuBois, Amanda Wingfield, and Maggie the Cat, Williams consummating the marriage was nevertheless essential to its expressed the potent and unpredictable mixture of message. desire and despair that we now recognize as the core of Recognizing that the material presents significant his substantial achievement. When Baby Doll opens at challenges for a contemporary audience, Director Jenny the New Vic on April 13, Santa Barbara audiences will Sullivan said that “it would be a trap to go for the clichés” witness what is perhaps the most extreme image to when presenting these characters, adding that “we must develop out of Williams’s x-ray analysis of American show what makes them human.” Sullivan sees the demons morals: a young married woman who sleeps in a crib and that Archie Lee confronts in Silva, his immigrant rival, and sucks her thumb while grown men leer at and lust after her. Baby Doll, his dependent and selectively child-like spouse, as Asher Grodman and Lily Nicksay Originally crafted by Williams as a screenplay, the stage being only too relevant to our current political climate. version of Baby Doll that Ensemble Theatre Company is presenting was Ensemble Theatre Company presents Baby Doll at the New Vic (33 W. Victoria adapted by Pierre Laville and Emily Mann. Elia Kazan, who directed the 1956 St.) April 13-30. Call 965-5400 or visit etcsb.org. —Charles Donelan
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Last train to nibroc In Last Train to Nibroc Nibroc, a young couple meet by chance on a crowded train eastbound from Los Angeles. May is returning from a visit to her WWII-bound fiancé, and Raleigh, a soldier who didn’t pass medical muster, is seeing the country by rail before going home. Friendly conversation reveals that the couple share both a birthplace (rural Kentucky) and a sense of discontent. Written by Arlene Hutton, Nibroc is a simple, appealing love story that illustrates the potential to overcome uncertainty and disappointment and replace it with hope and an eye for future possibilities. Directed by Nita Davanzo, Nibroc will be the first production by DogStar Theater Company, founded by Justin and Nita Davanzo. Like many people spurred to action in the recent political drama, the Davanzos, who both have a long history with performing, directing, and producing, decided to create theater in Santa Barbara to connect with the community. Said Nita, “There is nothing like live theater to spark conversation within a community and get people collaboratively working together on a shared goal.” The Davanzos describe their upcoming show as specific and minimalistic, with implied design that allows audiences to envision the details of smalltown Appalachia and the famous Nibroc Festival. While a story of a couple’s courtship can seem myopic, the implications of May (Ming Lauren Holden) and Raleigh’s (Justin Davanzo) emergent passion highlights the ability to find personal happiness despite chaos and disaster on a macrocosmic level. “I chose this story for its focus on relationship and its relevant themes of prejudice and change during a time of political strife,” said Nita. “We see [May and Raleigh’s] rigid visions for themselves and perspectives of the world shift and shatter as the story moves forward. Last Train to Nibroc runs Thursday, April 13, 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, April 15, 3 and 7:30 p.m., at Center Stage Theater (751 Paseo Nuevo). For tickets, call 963-0408 or visit centerstagetheater.org. Learn more at dogstartheater.org. —Maggie Yates
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College Spring DanCe ConCertS SBCC’S traCy KofforD and UCSB’S BranDon WhiteD PrePare for Their reSPeCTive offeringS by Ninette Paloma
For SBCC Dance Collective’s spring program, 12 pieces will be performed, including eight commissioned works from area choreographers.
n opposing sides of the city, perched wistfully above
the bluffs overlooking the Pacific, SBCC’s Tracy Kofford and UCSB’s Brandon Whited are busying themselves with final preparations for their annual spring dance concerts — a rite of passage for graduating students in their respective dance departments and the culmination of a year’s worth of rigorous training. To the west, Whited, the UCSB dance department’s newest faculty member, is learning the intricacies of a new environment while formulating a platform for his curatorial style. Due east, Kofford continues his efforts to diversify his recently formed SBCC Dance Company through innovative partnerships with area choreographers. On a sunny afternoon, I took a scenic drive along the coast to visit the two concert directors in their natural habitats and got a firsthand look at the particulars of a life in dance academia.
SBCC’S traCy KofforD Wyatt Gardner pushes back an unruly curl and takes a deep breath. With a quiet agility that belies his 290-pound frame, he sinks into a grand plié and lifts his chin in concentration. A salty, ocean breeze wafts through the studio door, a welcome respite for the SBCC Vaqueros offensive lineman in the throes of his twice-weekly ballet class.“I’m here because I want to get better at football, ma’am,” he offered, and by his razor-sharp focus and perfectly pointed toes, I can tell that he actually means it. When Kofford invited me to sit in on his beginner ballet class — one of nine dance courses currently on offer through the City College’s growing phys ed department — I expected to walk into a room filled with a familiar sea of cut-off tights and expertly coiffed buns. Instead, there were 14 students of varying stature, wearing attire that ranged from Lululemon pants to oversized track shorts — refreshing in their diversity and no less focused on the business of tendus and coupés.“The affordability of City College lets students get their general education courses out of the way but still allows them the freedom to try out different classes and figure out what they want to do,” emphasized Kofford, who currently oversees upward of 125 students enrolled in classes from Beginning Social Ballroom Dancing to Advanced Modern Dance Technique. Last fall, he also rolled out the season premiere of the SBCC Dance Company: a preprofessional program modeled after the training style he enjoyed as a dance major at UCSB. “Whether or not
UCSB’s Department of Theater and Dance presents its spring concert Free | Fall, which includes pieces choreographed by students, such as “Buffalo” by Stephanie Gilliland.
they’re going to dance again isn’t as important as the relationships and the memories they build,” said Kofford, “and I want them to experience — if only for a brief moment in their lives — what it feels like to be with an actual touring company.” With limited financial resources, Kofford has had to keep an expansive collection of metaphorical hats (and shoes) inside his ever-expanding closet: On any given day, he is marketing director, recruiter, jazz instructor, and travel agent, roles he happily takes on as par for the course. “At the end of the day, I get to work with creative bodies and help passionate students get to where they want to go,” he said. This year alone, Kofford’s efforts have garnered a McCallum Award for choreography, invitations to half a dozen regional festivals, and a self-produced showcase at the Lobero Theatre. “If I want something to happen, I have to make it happen,” he said.
SBCC Dance Collective 2017 takes place FridaySaturday, April 14-15, 7 p.m., at the Garvin Theatre, 721 Cliff Drive. Call 965-5935 or see sbccdance.com. UCSB’s Spring Dance Concert Free | Fall takes place Thursday-Friday, April 13-14, 8 p.m., and Saturday, April 15, 2 and 8 p.m., in UCSB’s Hatlen Theater. Call 893-2064 or see theaterdance.ucsb.edu.
After a grueling season of travel and fundraising, Kofford and his dancers are heading back home for SBCC Dance Collective 2017, two evenings of 12 works presented on campus at the Garvin Theatre for the first time in more than a decade. In keeping with his vision of diversifying his students’ repertoire and cultivating relationships with regional schools, Kofford has invited four companies to present alongside eight commissioned works from area choreographers. His hope is to continue elevating the college’s profile as a viable resource for students exploring the idea of a life in the performing arts. To Kofford, it’s a win-win option: “Who wouldn’t want to dance alongside the ocean?”
UCSB’S BranDon WhiteD “Growing up in a pretty conservative state like North Carolina, people weren’t as open about a lot of things,” recounted Whited, whose flourishing interest in dance clashed with the expectations of the majority of his peers.“I was teased and bullied by people who just didn’t understand why I would want to be a dancer.” He relished the visits to his aunt’s home in New York City, where Broadway matinees would flow seamlessly
into evenings at Lincoln Center. On one particular visit at the age of 14, a back-to-back viewing of American Ballet Theatre and City Ballet’s season openers would change his life forever: “That was the year I decided that’s exactly what I wanted to do for the rest of my life,” he recalled. After graduating from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Whited headed straight to New York, settling into an apartment in Queens and dancing professionally for Randy James Dance Works. Two years later, he would walk into an audition for Shen Wei Dance Arts that would forever change his application of movement, shifting from the sometimes stifling vagaries of classical technique to a method guided by somatics and improvisation. “It was the most intellectually, physically, and emotionally intense process of my career,” said Whited, who stayed on with the company for five years before embarking on a return to academia for his master’s degree. “There was a shift in my connection with dance — a plateau of inspiration, maybe. I was really at a crossroads as I was approaching my thirties, and a formal program seemed like a really good place to figure out what my voice was as a teacher and choreographer,” he said. His passion for gender studies and how they apply to pedagogy and aesthetics in the dance world piqued the interest of UCSB Department of Theater and Dance staff, who brought him onboard as an assistant professor last fall — an opportunity he’s not taking lightly. “To be able to continue my research and still get to dance and share my passion for teaching and choreography is really a dream come true,” he said. During my visit, Whited whisked me in and around the dance department, popping our heads into studios and dropping into tech rehearsals in the final preparations for Free | Fall, featuring a curated selection of four student works, two guest choreographers, and a restaging of José Limón’s “The Running Dance” under the direction of Alice Condodina. With Whited taking the time to carefully describe the varying themes of this season’s production, it quickly became clear that his strength lies in his adept perception of dance within the warm, petridish confines of an academic setting and how that might intersect with the broader conversation of dance as social reflection. “The idea of how men and women are supposed to dance is a binary approach that begins right here, in education,” he emphasized.“I never want to undermine the fact that both men and women should be able to dance however they want to without justification — for the simple fact that we’re n called to it.”
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seek truth and beauty in the transpar- What inspires you? What inspires me? What I ency of an autumn leaf, in the perfect hear people talking about, traveling, experiform of a seashell on the beach, in ences, things I read in other books and watch the curve of a woman’s back, in the texture in movies. But to make the decision to write of an ancient tree trunk, but also in the elu- about a particular novel, that happens in sive forms of reality,” ways that are mysterious writes internationto me. ally acclaimed author Isabel Allende in her How does it feel to have your 2000 novel Portrait in work read and instructed in Sepia. Finding beauty schools around the world? and viewing the world Interesting, because with a unique perspecwriting is such a private by Gabriel Tanguay tive is what Allende job, and I am alone in does best; as such, silence in a little room her books are used in typing, and then the school curricula worldwide, particularly her book goes out there and touches people who critically acclaimed 1982 debut novel, The I will never meet, goes into languages I will House of the Spirits. I was bewitched by Allen- never be able to read, and has a life of its own. de’s fascinating realm of magical realism in When I get feedback of what’s happening with my sophomore year of high school and have the book, it’s always such a huge surprise. I still yet to find another author who so astutely remember very clearly the first book I wrote explores the effect of politics on society under and the feeling that no one was ever going to a metaphysical influence. read or publish it. Everything that has hapAllende was born in Peru and raised in pened with my books is like a miracle. Chile. She fled to Venezuela in the 1970s after dictator Augusto Pinochet overthrew What is your opinion of the current political situher cousin President Salvador Allende in ation here in the United States? I’m absolutely a military coup. Her novels, which explore horrified. I’ve seen before what it is when the universal themes of isolation, civil unrest, deterioration of democracy begins and where and humanity’s capacity for love, have been it can end. I have lived it. I lived it in Chile, translated into more than 30 languages. and I lived it in Venezuela. And we think we Over the phone from her home in Northern are immune in the U.S. We think our instituCalifornia, Allende kindly shared with me her tions are so strong that they can withstand positions on writing and the nation’s current any assault, and that’s not true. Look at history. Look what happened in Spain, in Italy, political situation. Germany— we had governments that were Germany You began your writing career at 39. Did you write as a disaster for humankind, and so things that a younger person, even if it was purely for yourself? can happen in the U.S. now, we can’t even I was very busy supporting a family with foresee the consequences. So I am terrified. three jobs, and I was a journalist. Journalists in Chile don’t make much money. So I What do you hope for in terms of the future? I had to juggle working at a magazine, on TV, hope for a reaction. I hope for unity and for doing lots of things in order to make a living. people who will ask, “What are the values Then we had the military coup in Chile in we stand for? Let’s get back to those values September of 1973, and I had to get out of my and work toward them.” … I have seen in my country. In Venezuela, I could not find a job lifetime how the pendulum of politics goes as a journalist, and I started working in things back and forth from one extreme to the other that had nothing to do with literature. When until eventually it sort of stops in the middle. I started my first book in 1981, I had all these We can still live many years in a disastrous stories inside that I needed to tell, and that was government until the pendulum goes back my first experience with fiction. to the middle.
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by Richie DeMaria ARTISTIC ARLINGTON: Synth-pop/trip-hop/electro-rock duo Phantogram will come to the Arlington Theatre (1317 State St.) on Tuesday, April 18. The group arrives as the culmination of Disruption, the always exciting annual spring benefit for the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB), is also taking place at the Arlington that night. Disruption 2017: Studio Nite ¡en Vivo! will feature an immersive experience inside a studio designed and created by Texas-based artist Cruz Ortiz. The evening will include cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a special deejay set, and a unique opportunity to purchase artwork by Ortiz to benefit MCASB. Although benefit parties with an auction are standard fare for nonprofits, MCASB’s Disruption event stands apart from the rest with its hip, contemporary curating. Last year’s Disruption showcase at the Goodland Hotel included a deejay set by Talib Kweli and was programmed by artist Xaviera Simmons with a 50 States theme, but this year’s is a much larger vision. Disruption 2017 starts with deejay performance by the Chulita Vinyl Club, a feminist deejay collective with branches in Austin and the Bay Area. Ortiz, who has also been working as part of the MCASB’s takepart | makeart project, will animate the evening with live printmaking and participatory art stations. Ortiz’s ecstatically vibrant art fits perfectly with Phantogram’s electrically colorful and edgy soundworld, the work of Sarah Barthel (vocals, keyboards) and Josh Carter (vocals, guitars). Their sound—a tight, melodic mix of light and dark—comes naturally, Barthel said. “I haven’t thought about it too much. It works because it’s fresh. I love the gritty synths mixing with light vocals,” she said. Ever since 2009’s Eyelid Movies, the two have strived “to be innovators with fresh and new music during every record cycle,” and they’ve maintained a consistent buzz with their darkly danceable, brooding bounce. If they are afraid of anything, Barthel joked, it’d probably be “ice cream and rainbows.” The duo’s newest album, Three, released in fall 2016, features hip-hopinfluenced diamonds of electro-pop such as “Cruel World” and “Same Old Blues.” The duo recently worked with Outkast’s Big Boi as Big Grams, a collaboration that continues to bring big benefits. “It’s very surreal! He’s become one of our best friends now, which is even more surreal,” said Barthel. “Hanging out and vibing on music in Stankonia Studios is one of our favorite things to do. The Dungeon Family always come by, too. We are one big happy family.” RAINBOW JIVE: “We couldn’t make it to Lucidity this year, so we’re throwing a party at SOhO the following weekend!” report the Rainbow Girls, an I.V.-grown band of rockers who will keep the good vibes flowing just as Eudaimonia shutters its Live Oak Lucid City. Few acts as excellent and prominent as they have risen from the fabled I.V. open-mic nights, as the rainbow gals first came together at an underground open mic in 2010. The adventurous years that followed, busking across Europe and delighting all over, finally found a pot of gold north of the Bay. Their Petaluma pals Royal Jelly Jive, whose fun, New Orleans–influenced sound touches on themes such as empowerment and the environment in their lyrics, will join them in a musical match made in merrymaking heaven. It all goes down at SOhO Restaurant & Music Club (1221 State St.) on Friday, April 14, at 9:30 p.m. GET YOUR DANCE ON: On the weekend of June 3, the Yosemite gateway town of Mariposa will thump, bump, and throb to life with The Untz Festival, an EDM, psy-trance, and dubstep music fest of epic proportions. Velvet Jones (423 State St.) will host a pre-party for the Untz-bound and the stay-intowners on Saturday, April 15, with Conrank and Ana Sia. U.K.-based Conrank will bring big wubs from London’s underground dubstep, grime, and hip-hop scenes, while L.A.’s Ana Sia will surely turn you on to some great n sounds you’ve never heard before with her deep deejay collection.
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HS AwAreneSS ConCert Jackson Gillies, SB's 2016 teen Star, organized this event to shed light on Hidradenitis Suppurativa, a disease that afflicts him and millions of others.
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enowned mezzo-soprano Susan Graham made her Santa Barbara debut at the Lobero last Thursday, in the final installment of CAMA’s Masterseries for the 2016-17 season. Accompanied by pianist Malcolm Martineau, the Presented by CAMA. program’s primary focus At Lobero Theatre, was Robert Schumann’s Thu., Apr. 6. eight-song cycle Frauenliebe und -leben (“A Woman’s Love and Life”), with lyrics by Adelbert von Chamisso, a love story sung from a woman’s perspective. Graham designed the evening’s program, supplementing Schumann’s work with songs of similar content from various composers around the world, with eight languages represented overall. Graham not only sang with absolute divinity but also demonstrated a theatrical influence that can come with vocal performance, using her body to enhance each piece. Schumann’s song cycle was sung to perfection, but highlights included French
composer Henri Duparc’s lovesick Phidylé and John Dankworth’s musical rendition of Shakespeare’s classic “Sonnet 18.” From the music of Mahler to Debussy and words of Walt Whitman to Hans Christian Andersen, the program’s diversity in terms of languages, composers, and texts provided a unique perspective on the impact love has on music and its universality across cultures. Martineau’s refined playing style complemented Graham’s masterful voice, but the truest praise goes to Graham’s innovation in featuring music both relatable and timeless. — Gabriel Tanguay
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Something that matterS
photo and video montage of Kathy Griffin’s life screened to Adele’s “Hello” served as introduction to the comedian’s performance at the Granada Theatre on Saturday, April 1. The Emmy winner bounded onstage with infectious At the Granada Theatre, Sat., Apr. 1 energy that didn’t let up the entire show.“Are you ready to talk some serious shit about everybody?” she asked the audience, which roared in affirmation. For the next two and half hours, Griffin shared hilarious observations and personal experiences. She spoke of her 96-year-old mother, Maggie, a fan favorite (“She didn’t come tonight because she didn’t want to get the shits”); of her encounters throughout the years with the “current and soon-to-beimpeached precedent [sic]” Donald Trump; a Thanksgiving spent with Marlo Thomas and Phil Donahue that ended in sharing an Uber with Gloria Steinem; and living next door to “Kartrashians” Kim and Kanye, who are “great neighbors” just “stupid and materialistic.”
Griffin ended the evening with a story about her New Year’s Eve party that went to hell after Andy Dick, her former costar on Suddenly Susan, arrived three sheets to the wind and with a questionable date that had the crowd howling with laughter. After a moment of audience appreciation, Griffin bid adieu to a heartfelt standing ovation. — Michelle Drown
he Granada was packed with parents and children in their Sunday best for this dynamic full-length version of the ballet Cinderella. Choreographed by State Street Ballet founder and artistic director Rodney Gustafson to the classic Presented by State score by Sergei ProkoStreet Ballet. At the fiev, the show featured Granada Theatre, Sun., Apr. 9. a dazzling Cinderella in Deise Mendonça, a sprightly young Prince in Yassaui Mergaliyev, and a hilarious pair of stepsis& entertainment ters danced “en travesti” by Sergei Domrachev
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Yassaui Mergaliyev and Deise Mendonça
egina Spektor’s Santa Barbara debut last Wednesday at the Arlington Theatre captivated audiences with impeccable storytelling and whimsical piano playing. Although accompanied by a cellist, keyboardist, and drumAt the Arlington mer, Spektor, playing Theatre, Wed., Apr. 5. a beautiful Steinway grand piano, could have gotten away with performing the full set by herself. There were moments when she’d claim the stage as her own with her vocal prowess. Live, her jazzy voice gave life to songs “Silly Eye-Color Generalizations” and “Après Moi.” Her lyrics did most of the talking, but her dedication to storytelling through body language was awe-inspiring. Her arms moved like a conductor’s hands with such elegance and purpose, while her facial expressions conveyed emotions that words fail to deliver. The Russian-born singer shared a heartfelt message before playing the timely “Ballad of a Politician.”“As I’ve been traveling throughout our country, with every day I am more and more grateful I was able to come here with
n this year of long-awaited relief from drought, it seemed appropriate that the opening night of Bowl season would be blessed with a double helping of atmosphere. From the heavens, a light drizzle descended, giving the enthusiastic At the S.B. Bowl, crowd an opportunity Fri., Apr. 7. to show off their rain gear, even if that just meant a transparent plastic poncho. From the stage, the Icelandic post-rock group Sigur Rós poured down an equally atmospheric deluge of sound in two long sets that explored the entirety of their multi-decade career. Knowledge of the Icelandic language is not required to enjoy the rich, otherworldly sound of Sigur Rós. In fact, when it comes to tracks from their 2002 album ( ), it might be a liability, as those songs, four of which were included on Friday night, were written in “Hopelandic,” the gorgeous nonsense language that singer and guitarist Jónsi uses when he’s composing. Highlights included the
my family as a refugee,” she said.“It’s probably the only reason I’m here tonight playing for you. I believe in open doors, no ban, and no walls. I will work really hard to keep that door open for others.” With her red-stained lips stretched in a smile from ear to ear, Spektor coyly curtsied to a standing ovation. For the encore, a woman boogied her way down the middle aisle, asking others to join her. After some hesitation, the audience stood up to dance, sing, and clap to “Fidelity.” And although the Arlington tends to be strict, I knew when I saw a security guard give the woman a playful smile and nod that, this time, he’d let it slide. —Savanna Mesch paul wellman
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in this production, danced by company & entertainment Ballet Master and supporting choreographer Marina Fliagina, came off as ridiculous, as did her daffy daughters—but consider what fun they had in the process. Gustafson’s choreography made much of the dancing lessons that the stepsisters receive in Act I, and this resulted in fresh, sustained, and spirited comedy. When the beautiful Fairy Godmother (Anna Carnes) arrived to begin Cinderella’s transformation, or when the Friend of the Prince (Ryan Camou) offered his buddy a few pointers on how to move around a ballroom, the contrast between the comic and the serious highlighted what’s most charming about classical ballet. —Charles Donelan
and John Christopher Piel. The large cast included loads of familiar dancers from State Street Ballet as well as several young performers from the company’s professional track, all arrayed in brilliant costumes designed by A. Christina Giannini. Prokofiev’s music for this ballet has to be one of the greatest achievements in the history of scoring for dance, telling the story so vividly that at certain crucial moments, image, gesture, and sound blend together in a seamless whole that flows ineluctably from one scene to the next. Certain stepmothers, emboldened by the success of other pressure groups in having politically incorrect fairy tales censored, have objected to the way the stepsiblings and parent are portrayed in Cinderella. With this interpretation, they would have a hard time making their case. Yes, the Stepmother
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What the Day Owes to the Night
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“Wearing 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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enormous waves of sound in the instrumental bridge section of “E-Bow,” which came fourth in set one, and a stomping, ferocious version of the title track from 2013’s Kveikur at the climax of set two. The overall coherence and mystical sense of rightness of a Sigur Rós performance is thoroughly enhanced by an astonishing set and light show, making them one of the truly unmissable live experiences in contemporary music. — CD
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Edgy and Effervescent, Show Consistently Awes and Entertains
uPaul’s Drag Race, now in its ninth season, premiered recently with a new bevy of gender-bending beauties competing for the title of America’s Next Drag Superstar. Drag Race is equally edgy and effervescent, and consistently awes and entertains, even after almost a decade of the now-familiar format. Once a flagship on Logo TV, a network geared specifically toward a young, gay demographic, this festive juggernaut, helmed by legendary drag performer and TV personality RuPaul, has breached the mainstream current and is now produced by VH1. Season 9 competitors include Peppermint (the sassy yet classy N.Y.C. club performer), Valentina (the Latina, neo-beatnik fashionista), Eureka O’Hara (the Southern-fried, Wal-Mart queen named after a vacuum cleaner), Charlie Hides (the ambiguously European celebrity impersonator), Sasha Velour (the high-concept performance artist), Alexis Michelle (the theatrically trained Broadway hopeful), Shea Couleé (self-described as a “champagne lifestyle on a lemonade budget”), Trinity Taylor (the plastic-surgery, pageant girl), Aja (the Brooklyn up-and-comer), Jaymes Mansfield (the ditzy bobble-head doll with, for some reason, puppets), Nina Bo’nina Brown (the paper-andclay cosplay queen), Farrah Moan (the slinky Vegas showgirl), and Kimora Blac (the vamp-tramp Vegas “showgirl”). The excitement of first impressions as each of the queens makes their Drag Race debut is overshadowed by the entry of an ethereal diamond duchess in fetish boots and a bejeweled body suit: mega-pop star (and female drag artist) Lady Gaga. Gaga, aka Stefani Germanotta, is a woman—but drag is about subverting traditional gender lines, and with its ever-more-steady footing in pop culture,“drag” is evolving in its meaning to include artistic alter-egos along the entirety of the gender spectrum, from bearded lumberjack queens to I-can’t-believe-it’s-not-butter female impersonators. In recent decades, the perception of drag has evolved, as well, from underground, gay cabaret act to high art. This premiere gives the audience a taste of each queen’s
RAC Y FUN: Now in its ninth season, RuPaul’s Drag Race airs Friday nights on VH1.
drag persona with an exhibition of runway fashion: one ensemble inspired by their hometown, and one inspired by the guest judge, Gaga. In an exciting twist, a new contestant, a previous-season runner-up returning to compete, is teased in the last few seconds of the episode. RuPaul serves as host, head of the judges’ panel, and sage creative and career adviser to the competitors. With each episode, the queens are challenged to display those qualities that every great performer —especially those artists who convey the experience of a fringe subculture—needs to succeed: their charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent. Amid the glamour of the runway, the impressive craftsmanship of the costuming, and the absurdist dramatics of a dozen lavish personalities competing for a title (and $100,000), Drag Race knows the importance of genuine vulnerability from the queens — and always delivers. Drag Race pushes the boundaries of drag while simultaneously making the art form more accessible and relatable, thus normalizing that subset of the transgender experience on a wider scale. RuPaul’s Drag Race airs Friday nights at 5 p.m. on VH1. —Maggie Yates
Free Fire (90 mins., R) An all-star cast heads up this action comedy about two gangs who meet in a warehouse in Boston for an arms deal. Tension erupts into a shootout. Cillian Murphy, Brie Larson, Armie Hammer, and Sharlto Copley star.
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PREmiERES Colossal (110 mins., R) Things aren’t going well for Gloria (Anne Hathaway): She loses her job, and her boyfriend Tim (Dan Stevens) breaks up with her, so she moves from N.Y.C. to her hometown in upstate New York to recover. She soon finds, however, that the nervous breakdown she’s having is connected to a monster in Seoul. Jason Sudeikis also stars in this sci-fi comedy. Paseo Nuevo (Opens Thu., Apr. 20)
The Fate of the Furious (136 mins., PG-13) The popular franchise continues with this eighth installment. In F8, a mysterious woman named Cipher (Charlize Theron) pulls Dom (Vin Diesel) from his now normal life back into the world of crime. Dom’s team must do everything in their power to stop Cipher and release Dom from her clutches. Camino Real/Metro 4
Gifted (101 mins., PG-13) Chris Evans stars as a single man raising his 7-year-old niece, Mary, who turns out to be a mathematical prodigy. Rather than allow her to go to a school for gifted children, he sends Mary to public school so she can experience a “normal” childhood. Fairview/Paseo Nuevo
O Going in Style (96 mins., PG-13) Zach Braff may be best known for his role as John Michael “J.D.” Dorian in the long-running sitcom Scrubs, but he is also a deft director, to which his latest film Going in Style attests. The heist movie stars Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, and Alan Arkin as three lifelong friends who face destitution when their pensions are canceled and so decide to rob the offending bank. As one would expect, the three Oscar-winning stars are captivating on-screen, able to tease laughs from the audience and get across the more serious messages, which include living with a life-threatening disease and the obscene power of corporate America to callously disrupt people’s lives.
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Your Name. Theodore Melfi’s (Hidden Figures) script is tight and clever, and Braff’s pacing of the film keeps it engaging from start to finish. If you’re looking for a smart, entertaining film, Going in Style is a must-see. (MD) Camino Real/Paseo Nuevo
Land of Mine (100 mins., R) Inspired by true events, this DanishGerman historical drama tells the story of WWII German POWs sent to rid Denmark beaches of more than two million land mines the Nazis had placed on the coastline during the war.
Frantz (113 mins., PG-13) This historical drama takes place in Germany in 1919, just after the Great War. When Anna (Paula Beer) visits the grave of her fiancé, who died in the war, she encounters a mysterious Frenchman who says he was friends with her fiancé in Paris before the war. Plaza de Oro
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NOW SHOWiNG O Beauty and the Beast (129 mins., PG)
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)
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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
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Your Name. (106 mins., PG) This Japanese anime film tells the story of Mitsuha, a high school girl in rural Japan, and Taki, a high school boy in Tokyo, who swap bodies each night.
We’re supposed to believe that somewhere beneath the shiny, computergenerated exterior of fembot Major Motoko Kusanagi (Scarlett Johansson) swims the soul of her former self, full of the love and angst we humans cherish and lament. We’re not buying it. Johansson’s stilted delivery of mostly dumb dialogue never rings true, and Ghost in the Shell only grazes the tough concepts of primalism and individuality in the hyper-digital age that the source manga series and its 1995 animated film so adeptly explored. And let’s not forget the film-industry sin of shamelessly whitewashing a beloved Japanese franchise. The only glints of proper sci-fi fun come from the seemingly evil plottings of reject android Hideo Kuze (Michael Pitt) and cityscapes full of Blade Runner–esque neon and grime. Still, better to rent the original. (TH)
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) Fiesta 5
Smurfs: The Lost Village (90 mins., PG) In this reboot, Smurfette (Demi Lovato), Brainy (Danny Pudi), Clumsy (Jack McBrayer), and Hefty (Joe Manganiello) find a mysterious map that leads them into the Forbidden Forest, where they discover a lost village and a secret of Smurf history. Fairview/Fiesta 5
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a&e | Rob bRezsny’s fRee will astRology week of apRil 13 ARIES (Mar. 21-Apr. 19): Before visiting Sicily for the first time, American poet Billy Collins learned to speak Italian. In his poem “By a Swimming Pool Outside Siracusa,” he describes how the new language is changing his perspective. If he were thinking in English, he might say that the gin he’s drinking while sitting alone in the evening light “has softened my mood.” But the newly Italianized part of his mind would prefer to say that the gin “has allowed my thoughts to traverse my brain with greater gentleness” and “has extended permission to my mind to feel a friendship with the vast sky.” Your assignment in the coming week, Aries, is to Italianize your view of the world. Infuse your thoughts with expansive lyricism and voluptuous relaxation. If you’re Italian, celebrate and amplify your Italianness.
TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20): It’s closing time. You have finished toiling in the shadow of an old sacred cow. You’ve climaxed your relationship with ill-fitting ideas that you borrowed from mediocre and inappropriate teachers once upon a time. And you can finally give up your quest for a supposed Holy Grail that never actually existed in the first place. It’s time to move on to the next chapter of your life story, Taurus! You have been authorized to graduate from any influence, attachment, and attraction that wouldn’t serve your greater good in the future. Does this mean you’ll soon be ready to embrace more freedom than you have in years? I’m betting on it.
dazzling and influential. Though your acrobatic zigzags seem improbable, they’re effective.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Picasso had mixed feelings about his fellow painter Marc Chagall, who was born under the sign of Cancer. “I’m not crazy about his roosters and donkeys and flying violinists, and all the folklore,” Picasso said, referring to the subject matter of Chagall’s compositions. But he also felt that Chagall was one of the only painters “who understands what color really is,” adding, “There’s never been anybody since Renoir who has the feeling for light that Chagall has.” I suspect that in the coming weeks, you will be the recipient of mixed messages like these. Praise and disapproval may come your way. Recognition and neglect. Kudos and apathy. Please don’t dwell on the criticism and downplay the applause. In fact, do the reverse!
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): “Go Tell It on the Mountain” is the title of an old gospel song, and now it’s the metaphorical theme of your horoscope. I advise you to climb a tall peak — even if it’s just a magic mountain in your imagination — and deliver the spicy monologue that has been marinating within you. It would be great if you could gather a sympathetic audience for your revelations, but that’s not mandatory to achieve the necessary catharsis. You simply need to be gazing at the big picture as you declare your big, ripe truths.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): The heaviest butterfly on the planet is the female Queen Victorian birdwing. It tips the scales at two grams. The female Queen Alexandra birdwing is the butterfly with the longest wingspan: more than 12 inches. These two creatures remind me of you these days. Like them, you’re freakishly beautiful. You’re a marvelous and somewhat vertiginous spectacle. The tasks you’re working on are graceful and elegant, yet also big and weighty. Because of your intensity, you may not look flight-worthy, but you’re actually quite aerodynamic. In fact, your sorties are
(Aug. 23-Sept. 22): If you were a snake, it would be a fine time to molt your skin. If you were a river, it would be a perfect moment to overflow your banks in a spring flood. If you were an office worker, it would be an excellent phase to trade in your claustrophobic cubicle for a spacious new niche. In other words, Virgo, you’re primed to outgrow at least one of your containers. The boundaries you knew you would have to transgress someday are finally ready to be transgressed. Even now, your attention span is expanding and your imagination is stretching.
(Sept. 23-Oct. 22): For more than a century, the Ringsaker Lutheran Church in Buxton, North Dakota, hosted rites of passage, including 362 baptisms, 50 marriages, and 97 funerals. It closed in 2002, a victim of the area’s shrinking population. I invite you to consider the possibility that this can serve as a useful metaphor for you, Libra. Is there a place that has been a sanctuary for you, but has begun to lose its magic? Is there a traditional power spot from which the power has been ebbing? Has a holy refuge evolved into a mundane hangout? If so, mourn for a while, then go in search of a vibrant replacement.
(Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Until recently, scientists believed the number of trees on the planet was about 400 billion. But research published in the journal Nature says that’s wrong. There are actually three trillion trees on Earth — almost eight times more than was previously thought. In a similar way, I suspect you have also underestimated certain resources that are personally available to you, Capricorn. Now is a good time to correct your undervaluation. Summon the audacity to recognize the potential abundance you have at your disposal. Then make plans to tap into it with a greater sense of purpose.
(Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Most people throw away lemon rinds, walnut shells, and pomegranate skins. But some resourceful types find uses for these apparent wastes. Lemon rinds can serve as a deodorizer, cleaner, and skin tonic, as well as a zesty ingredient in recipes. Ground-up walnut shells work well in facial scrubs and pet bedding. When made into a powder, pomegranate peels have a variety of applications for skin care. I suggest you look for metaphorically similar things, Scorpio. You’re typically inclined to dismiss the surfaces and discard the packaging and ignore the outer layers, but I urge you to consider the possibility that right now they may have value.
(Jan. 20-Feb. 18): The poet John Keats identified a quality he called “negative capability.” He defined it as the power to calmly accept “uncertainties, mysteries, and doubts without any irritable reaching after fact and reason.” I would extend the meaning to include three other things not to be irritably reached for: artificial clarity, premature resolution, and simplistic answers. Now is an excellent time to learn more about this fine art, Aquarius.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You’re growing too fast, but that’s fine as long as you don’t make people around you feel they’re moving too slowly. You know too much, but that won’t be a problem as long as you don’t act snooty. And you’re almost too attractive for your own good, but that won’t hurt you as long as you overflow with spontaneous generosity. What I’m trying to convey, Sagittarius, is that your excesses are likely to be more beautiful than chaotic, more fertile than confusing. And that should provide you with plenty of slack when dealing with cautious folks who are a bit rattled by your lust for life.
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PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20): Are you ready for a riddle that’s more enjoyable than the kind you’re used to? I’m not sure if you are. You may be too jaded to embrace this unusual gift. You could assume it’s another one of the crazy-making cosmic jokes that have sometimes tormented you in the past. But I hope that doesn’t happen. I hope you’ll welcome the riddle in the liberating spirit in which it’s offered. If you do, you’ll be pleasantly surprised as it teases you in ways you didn’t know you wanted to be teased. You’ll feel a delightful itch or a soothing burn in your secret self, like a funny-bone feeling that titillates your immortal soul. P.S.: To take full advantage of the blessed riddle, you may have to expand your understanding of what’s good for you. Test this hypothesis: The answer to a pressing question will come within 72 hours after you do a ritual in which you ask for clarity.
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SENIOR CLASSROOM SERVICES TECHNICIAN
INSTRUCTIONAL DEVELOPMENT Performs a variety of duties involving installation, repair and maintenance of audio, video, network and computer display equipment. Project management will be required to follow audio and video system installation projects from the concept and design phase through installation, user training, billing, and technical support. As directed by the Classroom Technology Manager, works with other ID staff to prioritize, and complete projects. Reqs: Ability to perform technical tasks associated with installation, maintenance and repair of digital and analog A/V, and computer presentation systems. Experience with electronic installation, troubleshooting tools, and procedures. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to read and create schematics, blueprints, and other technical documentation. Must be proficient with computer productivity tools. Ability to work independently and accomplish tasks as directed. Familiarity with industry standard workplace safety practices. Notes: Frequent night, early morning, weekend, and holiday work. Fingerprint background check required. Maintain a valid CA driver’s license. $26.10‑$27.35/ hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
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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 4/23/17, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20170149
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LegaLs aDmINISteR of eState 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.
fBN WIthDRaWaL STATEMENT OF WITHDRAWAL OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following persons (s) has (have) withdrawn as partner (s) from the partnership operating under: VOICES 426 Mills Way Apt. B Goleta, CA 93117. The original statement for use of this Fictitious Business Name was filed 04/25/2013 in the County of Santa Barbara. Original file no. 2013‑0001375. The person or entities withdrawing use of this name are as follows: Jose L Saleta 426 Mills Way #B Goleta, CA 93117 This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 24, 2017. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office, Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk SEAL by Melissa Mercer. Published. Apr 6, 13, 20, 27 2017.
fICtItIouS BuSINeSS Name StatemeNt 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: 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: 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: 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.
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: LOCKWOOD COACHING, LOCKWOOD SOLUTIONS, LOCKWOOD COACHING PLUS, REFRAMING 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: 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.
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1 Over again 5 Alcohol pads for wound care 10 ___ buco (veal entree) 14 Church or movie ending? 15 Drama with the fictional firm McKenzie, Brackman, Chaney and Kuzak 16 Indian restaurant basketful 17 “Don’t point the finger ... the freeze was an accident!” 20 School crossing sign word 21 It may be copied for family members 22 Mitt Romney’s alma mater, for short 23 “Ology,” for short 24 Grass-like surfaces 26 Startle 27 Extremely 28 Far-sighted person? 29 Adjective for 2017 (but not 2018) 31 Uprising of a sort 32 Desert rest stop 34 Genre for many “Weird Al” Yankovic medleys 35 “That coffee holder won’t work if it’s ginormous” 39 Nastily derogatory 40 FX series with Billy Bob Thornton 41 Tacks on 42 “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret” author 44 Prefix with byte or hertz 48 Nabokov ending? 49 Fencing weapon 50 Take, as a coupon
51 Cy Young Award stat 52 Vegas headliner? 53 Day-___ (fluorescent paint) 55 “Kneel before ___!” (“Superman II” line) 56 “I was impervious to constant chatter” 60 “Alice’s Restaurant” singer Guthrie 61 Kerfuffles 62 “Sounds like a plan!” 63 Henchman created by J.M. Barrie 64 Loses it 65 Borscht ingredient
33 “Fish” star Vigoda 34 Little dog 35 Deodorant’s place 36 Like mechanical bulls and rocking horses 37 Drive headlong into 38 Cuprite, e.g. 39 Cut down on driving, say 42 Speaks too proudly 43 Champ before Ali 45 Source of a breakdown? 46 Rent co-payer, casually 47 Burning with desire 49 Reason for a yearly shot 50 Companion to five “W”s 53 Unappetizing food 54 Word often confused with “fewer” 1 Certain discriminators (var.) 57 Strummer or Cocker 2 What the befuddled have 58 Agcy. overseeing cosmetics 3 Kiddie-lit character with a pinned59 Lobster wearer’s clothing on tail
4 Amusingly twisted 5 Swing around a pivot 6 On guard 7 The “A” in many beer acronyms 8 Former pro wrestler ___ Bigelow 9 “Donnie Darko” actor Patrick 10 Put ___ show 11 Stayed put 12 “Twistin’ the Night Away” singer 13 The tiniest amount 18 Green-lights 19 Owed right now 25 Palm features 26 Dollar amount in a Western? 29 Next-to-last Greek letter 30 Semi, to a trucker 31 Surname in a Styx song
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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: 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: 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. 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: 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: 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: 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.
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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: 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.
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: 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: 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: ROMANTIC S A N TA 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: CENCAL HEALTH at 4050 Calle Real Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Santa Barbara San Luis Obispo Regional Health Authority (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Sonja B. Nelson 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 Noe Solis. FBN Number: 2017‑0000919. Published: Apr 6, 13, 20, 27 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. 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: SPEEDMAN PROVISIONS at 205 W Canon Perdido St Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Julian Angel Martinez 314 W Victoria St Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Julian Martinez 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: 2017‑0000851. Published: Apr 6, 13, 20, 27 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BIRNAM WOOD HELPING HANDS FUND at 1111 Chapala Street Suite 200 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Santa Barbara Foundation (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Santa Barbara County on Mar 30, 2017. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by. Tania Paredes‑Sadler. FBN Number: 2017‑0000975. Published: Apr 6, 13, 20, 27 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: HAPPY COW COOKIES at 1906 Gillespie St Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Happy Cow Cookies, LLC (same address) This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: Rachel Pecorari, Owner Manager This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 31, 2017. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jessica Sheaff. FBN Number: 2017‑0001000. Published: Apr 6, 13, 20, 27 2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: TRACY’S WELLNESS WORLD at 117 San Nicolas Ave Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Tracy Thomas (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Santa Barbara County on Apr 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: 2017‑0001009. Published: Apr 6, 13, 20, 27 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: NATIVE SANTA BARBARA PLUMBING at 233 Sherwood Dr Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Joshua James Woollum (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 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 Tara Jayasinghe. FBN Number: 2017‑0000934. Published: Apr 6, 13, 20, 27 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: COMI, LLC at 835 Park Lane Santa Barbara, CA 93108; Com Investments, LLC 2300 Carillon Point Kirkland, WA 98033 This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company 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: 2017‑0000776. Published: Apr 6, 13, 20, 27 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ADMARK IMPRINT at 132 Robin Hill Rd, Unit B Goleta, CA 93117; Admark Database Marketing, Inc 722 Calle De Los Amigos 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 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 Tania Paredes‑Sadler. FBN Number: 2017‑0000693. Published: Apr 6, 13, 20, 27 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CRUSH IT WINE EDUCATION at 1221 State Street Suite 12 #91222 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Julianne 1430 Bath Street Apt A Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Alexandra Grant 295 Elise Place Apt B Santa Barbara, CA 93109 This business is conducted by an General Partnership 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 Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2017‑0000887. Published: Apr 6, 13, 20, 27 2017.
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: JACKSON MARINE SERVICES at 1312 Castillo Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Jackson Stogner (same address) 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 Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2017‑0000908. Published: Apr 13, 20, 27. May 4 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: FISCHER’S FINE JEWELRY at 225 East Main Street Santa Maria, CA 93454; Fischer Goldsmiths, INC (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Katherine M. Fischer, Vice President This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 07, 2017. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Deborah Sanchez. FBN Number: 2017‑0001061. Published: Apr 13, 20, 27. May 4 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: JB’S 805 CLEANING at 30 Winchester Canyon Rd #130 Goleta, CA 93117; Jessica Lorena Bernardino‑Corado (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Jessica Bernardino‑Corado This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 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 Tania Paredes‑Sadler. FBN Number: 2017‑0001046. Published: Apr 13, 20, 27. May 4 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CHOOKET, YOUR CAKE BAKER at 2018 Cliff Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Maeva LLC (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Karine Rodriguez 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 Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2017‑0000899. Published: Apr 13, 20, 27. May 4 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BARBARIAN TOURS at 2422 Chapala St Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Sean Barnwell (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 05, 2017. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Tania Pardes‑Sadler. FBN Number: 2017‑0001042. Published: Apr 13, 20, 27. May 4 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: DEPOT INTERNATIONAL ENTERPRISE at 150 Castilian Dr. Goleta, CA 93117; Clover Telecom Asset Management, LLC 4200 Columbus St. Ottawa, Il 61350 This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company 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: 2017‑0000923. Published: Apr 13, 20, 27. May 4 2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ASCENDING ME, ASCENDING ME CREATIVE, ASCENDING ME PRODUCTIONS at 690 /2 Westmont Road Santa Barbara, CA 93108; Alyson Schoonover (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 05, 2017. This 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: 2017‑0001046. Published: Apr 13, 20, 27. May 4 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: FOLKS WOODWORKS at 6 Kinevan Rd. Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Dallas Folks (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 05, 2017. This 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: 2017‑0001044. Published: Apr 13, 20, 27. May 4 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MR. CHIP at 449 North Hope Ave Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Huntington Charles Cantor (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Huntington Charles Cantor This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 06, 2017. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Tania Paredes‑Sadler. FBN Number: 2017‑0001053. Published: Apr 13, 20, 27. May 4 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BEACH BEADS OF SANTA BARBARA at 7465 Hollister Ave #337 Goleta, CA 93117; Cheryl Lynn Giordani (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Cheryl Giordani This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 30, 2017. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Tara Jayasinghe. FBN Number: 2017‑0000979. Published: Apr 13, 20, 27. May 4 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SEVENTH DIMENSION DANCE at 27 Parker Way Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Harmony Varela 1918 Red Rose Ln #10 Santa Barbara, CA 93109 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 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 Tania Paredes‑Sadler. FBN Number: 2017‑0001079. Published: Apr 13, 20, 27. May 4 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MINUS JUNK (‑JUNK) at 5009 Sungate Ranch Rd. Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Teresa Bacci‑Caves (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Teresa Bacci‑Caves This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 05, 2017. This 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: 2017‑0001050. Published: Apr 13, 20, 27. May 4 2017.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: DEUX BAKERY, DEUX LLC at 824 Reddick St Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Deux LLC 1507 Alameda Padre Serra santa Barbara, CA 93103 This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: Maurice Fleminy This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 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 Tania Paredes‑Sadler. FBN Number: 2017‑0001081. Published: Apr 13, 20, 27. May 4 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: AIDS HOUSING SANTA BARBARA at 2612 Modoc Road Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Sarah House Santa Barbara (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: James Studarus This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 22, 2017. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2017‑0000884. Published: Apr 13, 20, 27. May 4 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: THE SWEAT SHACK at 3411 State St Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Christopher Walker 18806 Thorn Crest Ct Canyon Country, CA 91351 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Chris Walker 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: 2017‑0000784. Published: Apr 13, 20, 27. May 4 2017.
Name Change 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 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. IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF HORTENCIA SOTO‑TREJO and VICTOR LEYVA‑RODRIGUEZ TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 17CV01049 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: KEVIN LEYVA‑TREJO TO: KEVIN LEYVA‑SOTO FROM: LEONARDO LEYVA‑TREJO TO: LEONARDO LEYVA‑SOTO 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. Rafael Gonzalez, SBN 210202; MULLEN & HENZELL, LLP 112 E. Victoria Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101 Dated Mar 13, 2017. by Pauline Maxwell of the Superior Court. Published. Apr 6, 13, 20, 27 2017.
Statement of Damages STATEMENT OF DAMAGES (Personal Injury or Wrongful Death) JAN ERIC KAESTNER SBN: 171462 Attorney for PLAINTIFF: R O B E RT O N AVA R R O , 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): 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 Center(www. courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may call an attorney referral service. If you cannot
afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia. org), the California Courts Online Self‑Help Center (www. courtinfo.ca.g ov/selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. Tiene 30 DIAS DE CALENDARIO despues de que le entreguen esta citacion y papeles legales papa presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefonica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y mas information en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www. 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: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. SUMMONS ‑ (Family Law) NOTICE TO REPONDENT: SONIA DELACRUZ AVISO AL DEMANDANDO: Petitioner’s name is: JOSE GUADALUPE REA Nombre del demandante: CASE NUMBER: (Numero del caso) 16FL02084 You have 30 calendar days after this Summons and Petition are served on you to file a Response (form FL‑120) at the court and have a copy served on the petitioner. A letter, phone call will not protect you.
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If you do not file your Response on time, the court may make orders affecting your marriage or domestic partnership, your property, and custody of your children. You may be ordered to pay support and attorney fees and costs. For legal advice, contact a lawyer immediately. Get help finding a lawyer at the California Courts Online Self‑Help Center (www. courts.ca.g ov/selfhelp), at the California Legal Services website (www.lawhelpca.org), or by contacting your local county bar association. NOTICE‑RESTRAINING ORDERS ARE ON PAGE 2: are effective against both spouses or domestic partners until the petition is dismissed, a judgment is entered, or the court makes further orders. These orders are enforceable anywhere in California by any law enforcement officer who has received or seen a copy of them. FEE WAIVER: If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the clerk for a fee waiver form. The court may order you to pay back all or part of the fees and costs that the court waived for you or the other party. Tiene 30 dias calendario despues de haber recibido la entrega legal de esta Citacion y Peticion para presentar una Respuesta (formulario FL‑120) ante la corte y efectuar la entrega legal de una copia al demandante. Una carta o llamada telefonica o una audiencia de la corte no basta para protegerto. Si no presenta su Respuesta a tiempo, la corte puede dar ordenes que afecten su matrimonio o pareja de hecho, sus bienes y la custodia de sus hijos. La corte tambien le puede ordenar que pague manutencion, y honorarios y costos legales. Para asesoramiento legal, pongase en contacto de inmediato con un abogado. Puede obtener informacion para encountrar un abogado en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www. sucorte.ca.gov), en el sitio web de los Servicios Legales de California (www.lawhelpca. org) o poniendose en contacto con el colegio de abogados de su condado. AVISO‑LAS ORDENES DE RESTRICCION SE ENCUENTRAN EN LA PAGINA 2: valen para ambos conyuges o pareja de hecho hasta que se despida la peticion, se emita un fallo o la corte de otras ordenes. Cualquier autoridad de la ley que haya recibido o visto una copia de estas ordenes puede hacerlas acerlas acater en cualquier lugar de California. EXENCION DE CUOTAS: Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario un formulario de exencion de cuotas. La corte puede ordenar que usted pague, ya sea en parte o por completo, las cuotas y costos de la corte previamente exentos a peticion de usted o de la otra parte. 1.The name and address of the court are (El nombre y direccion de la corte son): SANTA BARBARA SUPERIOR COURT 1100 Anacapa St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101. The name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner’s attorney, or the petitioner without an attorney, are: Jose Guadalupe Rea 4698 Ataaco Dr. Santa Barbara, CA 93110; (805) 708‑1594 (El nombre, direcion y numero de telefono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante si no tiene abogado, son): Dated Aug 17, 2016. Darrel E. Parker, Execcutive Officer; Clerk, by (Secretario, por) Jessica Vega, Deputy (Asistente) Published Apr 13, 20, 27. May 4 2017.