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news Briefs law & disorder At the start of UCSB’s Pride Week, a 28-yearold Isla Vista man was allegedly the victim of a brutal hate crime. After a pickup basketball game, a male suspect reportedly yelled gay slurs at the victim on 4/9 before punching him in the face so violently his jaw was broken. The suspect is described as African American, 18-21 years old, and about 6‘1” with short dreadlocks, according to Sheriff’s spokesperson Kelly Hoover. Ethan Bertrand, who is openly gay and serves as board president of I.V.’s Community Services District, expressed disappointment the public was not immediately alerted, which could have helped locate the suspect. Hoover stated the department “was actively investigating the case and following leads to identify and locate the suspect.”

county tHis land is our land: turning out formidably on a Monday night, protesters (above) made their presence felt in front of the Reagan Ranch Center as Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke (below), slipped out the back after speaking to a GOP-heavy audience.

InterIor MotIveS Federal Lands Czar Zinke Talks Dams and Drills by Keith Hamm everal hundred chanting, sign-waving, and mostly well-mannered protesters rallied Monday evening outside the Reagan Ranch Center on lower State Street to greet Ryan Zinke, President Donald Trump’s newly appointed secretary of the Department of the Interior (DOI). Chants of “Keep oil out!” and “Keep public lands public!” summed up crowd sentiment in light of Zinke’s recent comments to energy industry executives that an “offshore drilling directive is set to be issued soon,” according to Alena Simon, an organizer with Food & Water Watch. Regarding the latter rallying call, Zinke told the privately invited audience that “the president and I both agree that we’re not going to sell or transfer public land.” He added,“But we are going to manage our land.” A major factor of Zinke’s overhauled management of DOI’s holdings—which stretch from the Virgin Islands to remote Alaska to American Samoa and comprise 75 percent of federal public lands—calls for a cultural shift away from the perception that the face of DOI is “Smokey the Bear in a flak jacket with a gun,” he said.“What people should see is the happy ranger. “[We need to] restore trust,” he continued. “People don’t trust our government anymore. And it hurts me. It should hurt us all because it’s our government … and it works for us. And when we don’t trust the government … we don’t have dialogue anymore; we have protests.” Vastly outnumbered, a handful of conspicuous Trump supporters outside the Rea-


gan Center countered widespread support for clean-energy policy by waving “Drill, baby, drill!” signs. “We need to utilize energy resources we have here so that we’re not so dependent on places like Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and Venezuela,” said Steve Thomas, sporting a Make America Great Again ballcap.“We need to become energy independent.” Inside, Zinke — a self-proclaimed “Teddy Roosevelt guy” and former Navy SEAL commander who has served as a Montana senator and congressmember — explained that domestic energy production can drive economic strength, positioning the U.S. as a global grandmaster able to forgo crude oil imports from Iraq, for example. “God’s got a sense of humor,” Zinke said, “He gave us fracking. And all of a sudden, we have more energy than anybody. But we’re going to use it right. I’m a Boy Scout; I’ve always been taught you leave your campground in the same or better condition as you found it. So if we are going to produce energy in this country — and we are — we’re gonna do it right. That means I’m going to hold everybody accountable.” Zinke — who’s been married to Santa Barbara’s Lolita Hand Zinke since 1992; they have three children — did not specifically speak to fracking in Santa Barbara County, nor to offshore oil production in the Santa Barbara Channel. He said he welcomes a spectrum of energy options, adding,“On the energy question, we’ll look at it on the basis of science, best practices, and the local community is going to have a say.”

Zinke spoke for about 20 minutes before turning the microphone over to the audience for questions and comments, ranging from Chumash Tribal Chair Kenneth Kahn commending Zinke’s general remarks regarding Native American sovereignty to more specific details concerning California’s recovery from the worst drought in its recorded history. “As it turns out, I’m the water master,” Zinke said, referring to DOI control over the Bureau of Reclamation, which built Lake Cachuma’s Bradbury Dam. He said that 30 percent of the DOI budget is spent in California on reclamation and that the state needs to do a better job storing rainwater and snowmelt. “We have to accept that we’re going to have to build collection systems” and “get rid of the roadblocks” preventing existing dams from adding more vertical concrete to increase reservoir capacity, he said. In addition to the Bureau of Reclamation and Bureau of Indian Affairs, the DOI is the umbrella agency of the National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, U.S. Geological Survey, and Office of Insular Affairs. n

After months of delays, the Sheriff’s Office announced last week all patrol deputies are now equipped with naloxone, better known by its brand name Narcan. Like a slap in the face, the drug immediately reverses the effect of a heroin overdose. Santa Barbara County has not been immune to the national epidemic, experiencing a 28 percent increase in overdose deaths since 2007, the majority opioid-related. After Behavioral Wellness purchased 300 naloxone kits last year, 50 have been administered, saving potentially 50 lives. UCSB’s police officers are currently training to administer the overdose antidote. An overabundance of domoic acid in the flesh of Santa Barbara County mussels, including those in the northern Channel Islands, has made the bivalve off-limits to sport harvesters since 4/13, the state Public Health department announced. The naturally occurring toxin can cause illness — symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea, cramps, and headache — and even death. Commercially harvested mussels are tested regularly for toxins and are not part of this warning. For more information, call the Shellfish Information Line at (800) 553-4133. In the name of improved air quality, Santa Barbara’s Air Pollution Control District is offering residents up to $1,000 to get rid of their woodburning fireplace. The $30,000 voluntary pilot program encourages people to either replace their fireplaces or wood stoves with a natural gas insert or remove them altogether. Replacement earns eligible applicants a flat-rate voucher of $1,000; removal rates are $500. Applicants also need a building permit. More details can be found at Tuesday morning’s April shower brought almost a quarter-inch of precipitation to Santa Barbara, pushing downtown’s rainfall total to 27.71 inches, which is 147 percent of normal and a welcomed soak after five years of record-breaking drought. This year’s water year, as it’s called, runs from September 1, 2016, through August 31, 2017. Sunny highs in the 80s are expected this weekend. cont’d on page 10 É

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One of the giants of Santa Barbara real estate and philanthropy — Michael Towbes (pictured) — died on 4/13 at age 87 of pancreatic cancer. The cofounder of Montecito Bank & Trust, and exclusive stockholder since since 1983, Towbes was a Princeton- and MIT-educated structural engineer who built more than 6,000 residential units and 1.8 million square feet of commercial space over the past half century. Towbes and his wife, Anne Towbes, his bank, and his foundation were known to award around $2 million annually to educan tion, medical, and arts nonprofits.

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After a seven-month search, Carpinteria Unified School District boardmembers unanimously selected Diana Rigby as the new superintendent. Rigby received an undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts and her master’s from UCSB before serving public schools in Santa Barbara and Ventura. Her superintendent experience comes from the Concord Public Schools and Concord-Carlisle Regional School District in Massachusetts. She’s scheduled to start July 1, and, according to Board President Andy Scheaffer, “the salary [we] are offering is $175,000, plus normal benefits” and a three-year contract.


PeoPle Power: Flanked by leaders of Women’s Economic Ventures, the Community Action Commission, Transition House, and other S.B. organizations, Mayor Helene Schneider (center) called on Congress to save the CDBG program.

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ongressmember Salud Carbajal, Mayor Helene Schneider, and a bevy of representatives from Santa Barbara housing, career, and social service organizations descended on Ortega Park Monday afternoon to join cities across the country in denouncing President Donald Trump’s “skinny budget” proposal to fully eliminate the $3 billion Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program in favor of more national security spending. For the City of Santa Barbara, that would mean a loss of $834,376 in grants next year. “This is one of the number one priorities nationwide,” said Schneider.“It doesn’t mat-



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ter if you’re a coastal city, a small city, a Midwest city, a Republican city, a Democratic city. This cuts across all political boundaries.” Carbajal blasted the president for threatening a vital program that creates jobs, reduces homelessness, and improves public health and safety.“Clearly this president, again, has demonstrated how out of touch he is with our domestic priorities in our country and here on the Central Coast,” he said. Monday’s event also served as a thank-you to members of Congress opposing Trump’s budget. Schneider encouraged S.B. residents to spread the #Fight4CDBG hashtag across —Tyler Hayden social media.

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Weed Fears Grow


istrict Attorney Joyce Dudley warned county supervisors this week that marijuana-related car accident deaths in Colorado have increased by 49 percent since the drug was fully legalized. Dudley said she has been talking for years with former Denver DA Mitchell Morrissey, who was sharply critical of Proposition 64, which legalized pot in California. Morrissey also reported marijuana-related emergency room visits increased by 49 percent and calls about cannabis to the poison center jumped 100 percent. “That was Colorado’s experience, and we want to get ahead of that,” Dudley said. Since the passage of Prop. 64 last November, some backlash toward marijuana has grown. But as county department heads prepare to cut their budgets this year, optimists are hoping new tax revenues from cannabis growers will provide relief. Some estimate that figure could be in the tens of millions. Not so fast, says County Supervisor Janet Wolf. While her four colleagues have embraced regulating marijuana cultivation,

Wolf has been the sole opponent. As for the boon to the county coffers, she warned, “We’ll get it in, and it’ll go out in other ways.” Dudley explained she does not foresee needing to ask for more money for marijuana cases. But she is preparing for more DUI cases, she said, and to educate people about edibles. As for her budget plan, Dudley proposed to cut four investigative positions, but then she asked for them all to be restored, plus another $600,000 in backfill for the MS-13 gang case and $400,000 for a new case-management system. Personnel in the Sheriff’s Office, meanwhile, have been complaining for some time about patrol staffing shortages, which translates to greater overtime costs and fewer detectives in the gang and narcotics units. Undersheriff Bernard Melekian asked the county supervisors for $1 million for overtime costs as well as an additional 10 deputies and five dispatchers. The Sheriff’s Office hired 39 new personnel in 2015, 82 last year, and 54 so far this year, he added. —Kelsey Brugger

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survey of 800 Santa Barbara voters found that 64 percent of them would “definitely or probably vote” for a ballot measure to increase the city’s sales tax by one cent to fund a ballooning backlog of deferred maintenance projects. City finance staffers have estimated the one-cent bump would generate about $22 million per year to cover long-needed repairs to streets, sidewalks, parks, and traffic lights, as well as a new police station. Staff put the next 20 years’ worth of unfunded infrastructure needs at $546 million. “The costs aren’t going to get cheaper in the future,” said Councilmember Gregg Hart. “We can’t keep kicking not eVeryone: Though a majority of polled voters the can down the road. This is pretty expressed support for a sales tax increase, fiscal simple stuff that voters understand.” watchdog Lanny Ebenstein voiced serious concern. Interestingly, the survey— conducted by Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates (FM3)—found that than $16,000 over 20 years. Ebenstein also lower-income residents favored the tax objected to the council deliberating over increase the most. Nearly three-quarters of such an important item that he said received people earning under $50,000 said they sup- little public notice or debate. Councilmemported the measure compared to two-thirds ber Frank Hotchkiss was similarly opposed. of residents making more than $100,000. He said heaping another financial burden “Those who earn the least are the stron- onto residents—who are already shouldergest supporters of measures like sales-taxes ing more state taxes, a higher gas tax, and increases, school bonds, and transportation new minimum-wage requirements—would measures,” said FM3 principal researcher be unwise. John Fairbank. “They use the services more; Hotchkiss, though, stood alone in his they want more investment.” The majority position on the council. The other six memof those polled also supported a full-cent bers voted to move forward with the process increase over a half-cent, and most favored of putting the measure on November’s ballot. Staff will return in July with final language no sunset clause. Longtime fiscal watchdog Lanny Eben- dictating a measure with “strict accountabilstein argued against the ballot measure, ity” and no sunset clause. It would require a stating it would amount to the largest tax simple majority of votes to pass. Last year, 56 increase in the City of Santa Barbara’s his- of 66 sales tax measures proposed throughtory and cost the average family of four more out the state passed. —Tyler Hayden


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o help offset the county’s looming budget woes, its Social Services department is preparing to lay off 128 employees, most of whom run food stamp and welfare programs. All county department heads have proposed budget cuts, necessitated by increased pension costs, more money for fire services, and funds set aside for the Northern Branch Jail project. Social Services — which serves a quarter of the county’s adults and 62 percent of children—will feel the most pain. As the economy improved, the number of CalFresh — or food stamp — enrollees statewide has declined. So Governor Jerry Brown has proposed to cut state funding by 6 percent, which in the past has been allotted equally to all counties. But Santa Barbara County has seen a 5,400-person jump in food stamp recipients since 2013. About 38,000 people are currently enrolled. When asked, Social Services Director Dan Nielson explained his CalFresh staffers—43 are on the chopping block—have actively done more outreach in recent years. A poverty study in 2013 demonstrated Santa Barbara County was significantly behind others in terms of welfare-assistance participation. Santa Barbara now ranks 53rd out of 58 counties, and Social Services deputy director Maria Gardener said she expects the ranking to go up further. The department will have a better idea of state allotments after Gov. Brown releases his revised budget in May. Until then, Nielson is bracing for the worst. Of the 220 total position reductions — about 100 are currently unfilled — he asked for 44 back. If he gets it, that would translate to roughly a $4 million savings to the county’s general fund. The county supervisors will deliberate

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Social Services Director Dan Nielson further on Friday after all department heads have presented their budget plans. “The biggest question is why is this the only county with the largest reductions in staff and service levels to constituents,” asked Danny Carrillo, a representative of SEIU 721, which represents 550 of the county’s 4,000 employees. But even if those layoffs get approved, said county CEO Mona Miyasato, it “doesn’t mean people will not get food stamps. It means our processing will take longer.” But Janet Wolf, 2nd District supervisor, emphasized “the longer the delay, the worse their —Kelsey Brugger conditions are.”

Laura’s Law on Chopping Block


ess than four months after the start of Laura’s Law, county supervisors find themselves confronting a proposal to deep six a pilot program fiercely championed by mental-health advocates and accepted only under political duress by the mentalhealth administrators running the county’s Department of Behavioral Wellness. Behavorial Wellness executive Alice Gleghorn notified county supervisors that by eliminating Laura’s Law — designed to compel the service-resistant mentally ill to obtain outpatient treatment with the threat of court order if need be — the department could save $606,000. Like all department heads, Gleghorn is under orders to cut her department by 5 percent in response to unexpectedly high pension obligations. While the supervisors can expect many budget skirmishes this year, the one over Laura’s Law promises to be loud, emotional, and painful. Mental-health advocate Tom Franklin — a former county fire chief — argued funding should be reinstated. All but four [counties] have versions of Laura’s Law, he said. “They work … they save money … and they keep people off the streets.”A num-

ber of women—mothers of adult mentally ill children — beseeched the supervisors to maintain funding, some struggling to hold back tears. Laura’s Law requires mental-health caseworkers to beat the bushes in search of the mentally ill. It also requires that they persist in the face of resistance and refusal. It’s very labor intensive.“I can’t do it alone,” one mother said.“Please, don’t squash something that is good,” said another, who praised her son’s caseworker for contacting him while in psychiatric isolation at the County Jail. Last year, the supervisors narrowly approved a Laura’s Law pilot program by a 3-2 vote. The program’s staunchest supporters — supervisors Doreen Farr and Salud Carbajal—have since stepped down. Farr’s replacement, Joan Hartmann, said nothing during deliberations, and Carbajal’s replacement, Das Williams, expressed a troubled disinclination to cut a program only four months off the ground. Mental-health advocates with Families Act! noted that similar programs run elsewhere require roughly half as much money as was set aside in Santa Barbara. —Nick Welsh

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wHo Knew? Tests this summer revealed high concentrations of copper in the drinking water at Paseo Chapala and its 29 condos, two restaurants, nail salon, and workout studio.

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by Tyler Hayden angerously high levels of copper have been detected in the plumbing systems of three upscale condominium complexes in downtown Santa Barbara, prompting city officials to caution some residents against drinking and cooking with their tap water, and triggering a dizzying blame game over who is responsible for causing and solving the health hazard. Through interviews and public records requests, The Santa Barbara Independent has identified the properties as Sevilla (formerly Chapala One, located at 401 Chapala St.), Paseo Chapala (105 W. De la Guerra St.), and One Twenty One (121 W. De la Guerra St.). City officials confirmed a fourth affected property sits somewhere along Chapala Street, but said they could not reveal its exact address as doing so would mean unlawfully disclosing private water user information. The three known complexes are all mixed-used developments constructed within the last decade by different builders working with varying teams of contractors and subcontractors. The residential units — situated within three blocks of one another — are among the choicest in town, many selling for well above $1 million and renting for $4,000-$5,000 a month. The commercial spaces are occupied by restaurants, hair and nail salons, and an outpatient surgery center, among other businesses. Water-quality tests performed by both city analysts and private consultants found copper levels in the private residences well in excess of what would be considered safe for a public distribution system. The federal Lead and Copper Rule, which California uses as its own regulatory standard, dictates that if more than 10 percent of samples taken from a public system exceed the “Action Level” (AL) of 1.3 milligrams of copper per liter of water (mg/L), steps must be taken to enhance water monitoring and treatment, improve corrosion control, and notify the public. California’s Environmental Protection Agency has set a state Public Health Goal (PHG) for copper at 0.3 mg/L, the concentration “below which there is no known or expected risk to health.” Hot and cold water samples taken from condos’ kitchen sinks and outside faucets revealed copper levels in some cases of nearly 3.0 mg/L, more than twice the federal action level limit and almost 10 times higher than the state’s health goal. The tests began in August 2015 for one of the affected Chapala Street buildings, though it’s not known which. The last to be tested appears to be One Twenty One, which received its results last week.


Multiple residents spread among the three different properties, who were shocked to only recently learn of the high concentration of the heavy metal in their water, spoke to The Independent about warning signs they’d noticed but never connected to copper — toilet tanks stained blue and blonde hair turning green. They also described health effects consistent with prolonged exposure — nausea, rashes, blurry vision, and ringing in the ears. Some voiced anxiety over long-term impacts on their kidneys and livers. Fearing legal and social reprisal, the residents granted interviews on the condition of anonymity. They worried going public would open them to lawsuits by homeowner associations concerned over diminished property values, and they didn’t want to be labeled “trouble tenants” as they apply for new places to live. Meanwhile, recent testing of the City of Santa Barbara’s water distribution system revealed copper levels in public supplies are far below the 1.3 mg/L action level. In fact, the highest reading taken February 1 in the area of Santa Barbara and Micheltorena streets registered 0.29 mg/L. Regulators with the State Water Resources Control Board reviewed the data and concurred drinking water in the city system meets all state and federal standards.“It’s well within compliance,” said Kurt Souza, the state board’s principal engineer in its Division of Drinking Water. Souza said short-term exposure to even moderate amounts of copper doesn’t pose much of a health risk.“But if it stays up at [2.7] or [3.0] for years, you obviously wouldn’t want that.” The data proves the problem lies in the plumbing of the buildings, not in the city’s pipes, said Water System Manager Cathy Taylor. And that makes it an issue for the private property owners, not the public agency. “This is not a Flint, Michigan,” Taylor emphatically declared. “The city is only responsible for the drinking water up to people’s water meters.” Nevertheless, Taylor explained, the city has made efforts to help property owners and managers deal with their copper conundrum, including multiple face-to-face conversations, email correspondence, and phone calls with residents. “We’ve gone pretty darn far,” said Taylor. “Unfortunately, the city is unable to use public funds to address private property issues, but we remain concerned.” Tom Luria, developer of the One Twenty One property, interprets the situation very differently.“There’s no question in my mind that it’s a city issue,” he said.“Someone needs to press the city to figure this out.” He emphasized One Twenty One was built to code and wouldn’t be experiencing the copper piping corrosion that can plague older buildings.

Paseo Chapala developer Andrew Bermant also refused to accept blame.“The city doesn’t want to take responsibility for the fact that what they’re pumping is causing our pipes to do odd things,” he said. He suggested speaking with lead contractor Andy Trabucco for better perspective. Trabucco recommended talking to the head of Paseo Chapala’s homeowners association, John Campanella, a city planning commissioner, who did not return an email seeking comment. It’s not clear how long each property owner and his management company have been aware of the elevated copper levels in the buildings, and if or how they notified their residents. Doug Fell, attorney for Sevilla owner Michael Rosenfeld, said neither he nor his client had any knowledge of the issue. Multiple emails and phone calls made to property management companies Bartlein & Company Inc. and Lynx Management, Inc., which oversee Paseo Chapala’s residential and commercial spaces, respectively, were not returned. Questions to One Twenty One were referred to the property’s homeowners association and never answered. Also, no one can agree on the source of the problem itself. Theories are numerous: cheap pipe from China, water conditioning systems, microbially induced corrosion (MIC), improper installation, bad grounding, the use of metal-heavy well water during the drought, electrolysis, and so on. Charged water left sitting in pipes for months, even years, as individual units were sold might also have caused corrosion. None of the plumbers, pipe suppliers, contractors, test labs, and water quality experts consulted for this story had previously heard of such a systemic copper leaching phenomenon. It’s a big mystery, they said. While Bartlein — the largest property management firm in the tri counties — did not comment for this story, communications between it and Paseo Chapala residents suggest that the company is at a similar loss. In an August 19 email, James T.V. Nguyen, vice president for Bartlein, explained, “one residential unit was having bluish water (with a rainbow sheen) in his toilet tank” and reported the discovery to the city, which recommended that he not drink or cook with his water.“The Association thought you might want to be informed,” Nguyen wrote, intimating Santa Barbara’s increased use of well water may be a contributing factor. He was not able to provide any further explanation or solution. Then in a September 10 newsletter item, Nguyen stated several more units had reported “a bluish / purple film floating at the top of their toilet bowls and tanks.” Bartlein had consulted with water vendors, hydrogeologists, and the other affected complexes, Nguyen said, but a fix remained elusive. “In the meantime, it is up to each unit to figure out how to handle your water consumption.” Steve Nipper, owner and operator of Sol Wave Water, is a go-to Santa Barbara expert on water treatment. He’s consulted with some of the affected homeowners. Even he’s scratching his head.“In general, it’s a very isolated situation,” he said.“This one is different. No one has figured out if it’s in fact MIC or aliens blasting radio waves.” Nipper said he’s tried a few different strategies, including polyphosphate injections and installing devices to block electrical signals, all to no avail. At the very least, he said, residents can invest in reverse osmosis systems to pull copper from their drinking water — regular filtration won’t do it — or sign up for bottled-water delivery. Nipper said he was unsure if copper could be absorbed through the skin during baths or showers. While the dangers of lead are well documented, the health effects of copper exposure are much less understood. Super-chlorinating a building’s entire plumbing system has been considered as a last-resort nuclear option, but Nipper said he wouldn’t be the one to do it. Given the super potent compounds involved, the risk of accident is too great. “I don’t want to be responsible for melting someone’s home,” he said. n

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SHOP ’TIL YOU DROP: Downtown Macy’s having succumbed to what’s now billed as “the retail apocalypse,”I was recently forced to brave the outer limits of La Cumbre Plaza to buy

myself a new pair of pants. I was shocked. I must have got there right after the aliens abducted everyone. The only thing missing were the tumbleweeds bouncing down the main paseo. It was pristine. It was white. There was an outdoor chess set — festively inviting — with chess pieces three feet tall. There was no one to play. If George (Dawn of the Dead) Romero were making another shopping mall horror movie, La Cumbre would be reserved for zombies with good skin complexion. But La Cumbre, it turned out, was too dead even for zombies. By that, I mean there wasn’t a single homeless person within eyeshot. Not a single person asked me to please subsidize his less-thanlavish lifestyle. Or suggested, as has happened on occasion, that I perform unnatural sex acts upon the Pope. There were no shopping carts. No street musicians. No guys in wheelchairs who maybe can actually walk. No bus stop screamers, no doorway sleepers, no stringyhaired goths toting huge backpacks, selling stuff on the sidewalk. And no pit bulls that anyone could get vaguely uneasy about. I mention this because the Great Noise Machine is ramping up yet again, blaming street people for the demise of retail shopping throughout downtown Santa Barbara and the attendant collapse of western civilization.

With 47 vacancies —and that doesn’t even include Macy’s, which is the equivalent of about 20—it’s clear there are some very real problems. Santa Barbara now has more empty storefronts than any time since the recession of 1991. But the economy is booming, not bombing. So what gives? The homeless—or whatever you want to call them—have been a constant presence on State Street for the past 30 years. They are not the cause of this problem. They are only the excuse. “Fixing” them is not the solution. They’re only the dog you can kick. When I left La Cumbre, I had been effectively chased out of Macy’s not by any homeless people, but by the invasive android rock and synthetic voicemachine vocals that presumably function as

sonic shopping lubricant. Give me panhandlers any day. State Street, undeniably, has issues. High rents would be a big one. Maybe we can talk about commercial rent control just for a change. But greedy landlords, just like the homeless, have always been a fixture of the street. What’s different, however, are internet sales. has dropped a retail bomb on brickand-mortar shopping centers from coast to coast. Nationally, the number of unemployed shopping clerks now exceeds the number of unemployed coal miners. The rate at which internet sales is increasing has accelerated from $30 billion a year to $40 billion. Economists call that jump “the tipping point.” The same economists describe the changes being wrought as “creative destruction.” I hate economists.

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Over the years, City Hall invested about $400 million in creating State Street, which is now having its face eaten by the so-called Funk Zone, which, by contrast, was allowed to kind of just happen. In any case, the city’s retail center of gravity is sliding, inexorably, south. In the meantime, downtown has been engulfed by an explosion of bars: wine bars, tapas bars, nail bars, face bars, dry bars, tiki bars, noodle bars, oyster bars, a piano bar, and even something called a barre bar. There remains, however, a notable shortage of dive bars. Beyond that, we’re also witnessing a mystifying proliferation of storefront gyms, one of the last bastions of the genuinely idiosyncratic. But aside from all the sweat and Lycra, these places provide essential space for the growing legion of vehicle dwellers to shave, shower, and do all the other things necessary to pass as a normal human being. With a mayoral and city council race upon us, we can expect a loud hue and cry for more police to keep the riffraff at bay. While I sympathize — businesses are struggling — cops are also extremely expensive. They’re also not the right tool for the job. If the county jail is Santa Barbara’s number one repository for the chronically mentally ill, State Street is the second. If part of State Street’s problem involves the service-resistant mentally ill, does it really make sense for the county supervisors to cut the county’s brand-new Laura’s Law program—as they’ve been asked to do—that targets these very people for treatment? Maybe someone from City Hall and the Downtown Organiza-

Law at the county board of supervisors meeting this week. If they did, I must have blinked. Did you know Santa Barbara County is the only county in all of California in which law enforcement officers cannot place people experiencing acute psychiatric distress—posing an imminent threat to themselves or others—in a 72-hour hold? Why? Because there’s no place to put them. Judges, exasperated by the county’s lack of treatment options, have taken matters into their own hands. They increasingly are ordering mentally ill defendants — deemed not competent to stand trial—into the Psychiatric Health Facility (PHF) rather than the county jail. There’s been a 300 percent increase of such placements since 2013. As Supervisor Das Williams noted, you now have to commit a crime to get into the PHF. In addition, judges are increasingly issuing orders that mentally ill patients be placed in long-term psychiatric conservatorships and sent to out-of-county facilities. Why out of county? Because none exist in Santa Barbara. In 2012, we spent $734,000 for such hospitalizations. Last year, it was $4.1 million. As part of the same cost-cutting exercise that put Laura’s Law on the chopping block, mental health officials suggested cutting the number of out-of-county conservatorship beds it pays for from 47 a night to 28. Fat chance. You think it’s hard buying a pair of pants downtown now? You ain’t seen nothing yet. — Nick Welsh

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Michael Towbes 07/17/29-04/13/17

Michael Towbes, age 87, Chairman of the Board of The Towbes Group, Inc. and Montecito Bank & Trust, beloved philanthropist, and all-around mensch died at home in Santa Barbara on April 13, 2017. Mike was surrounded by his family at the time of his death following a short but valiant battle with pancreatic cancer. Mike will be remembered as a pillar of the Santa Barbara Community. For years he has been admired as a savvy entrepreneur, a generous humanitarian, and a true gentleman. He believed in working hard to build a better world and giving back to the community that had given him so much. Mike was born in Washington DC on July 17, 1929 the oldest child of Thelma and Louis Towbes. He attended Roosevelt High School and went on to obtain his B.S.E. in Civil Engineering from Princeton University, graduating Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa in 1951. Mike was the manager of the Princeton basketball team, played intermural tennis, and was an active participant in the Terrace Club and the Center for Jewish Life. Mike pursued graduate studies in Structural Engineering at MIT, but in 1952, with the Korean War underway, he joined the Naval Civil Engineering Corps as an Ensign. Mike was assigned to the Naval Air Missile Test Center in Point Mugu, CA. While stationed at Point Mugu, Mike met his first love, Gail Aronson, at a UCLA fraternity party. He learned from a friend that Gail loved the ballet. Somehow, he secured tickets to the American Ballet Theater’s performance in Los Angeles and invited Gail as his date. They were married on Valentine’s Day in 1954 and their oldest daughter, Lianne, who was born in 1956, is named for the prima ballerina who danced that night. Shortly after his wedding, Mike was transferred to the Bureau of Yards and Docks in Washington DC, where he completed his Navy Career in 1955. After suffering though a DC summer and winter, Gail convinced Mike to make their home in California. They settled in West Los Angeles in 1955. Once in Los Angeles, Mike teamed up with a fellow Washington DC transplant, Eli Luria, to start a real estate construction and development company known as the Luria-Towbes Company. Eli and Mike started by building one custom home in Brentwood. In the late 1950s they began building in Lompoc, Santa Maria, and Santa Barbara, motivated in part by the transfer of 18


Vandenberg Air Force Base from the Army’s jurisdiction. Because of the housing needs this generated Mike and Gail moved to Santa Maria in 1957. Their younger daughter, Carrie, was born in 1959 and the young family relocated to Santa Barbara in 1960. Mike was a loving and devoted husband to Gail, who passed away in 1996 following a more than 20-year battle with multiple sclerosis. Mike and Eli ended their partnership in the early 1960s and Mike operated as a sole proprietor until 1970, when Michael Towbes Construction & Development, Inc. was formed. This entity was the general contracting arm of Mike’s operations and served as general partner in a number of his real estate partnerships, which survive today. In 1975, Mike was one of a group of people who formed the Bank of Montecito, now known as Montecito Bank & Trust, the oldest and largest, locally-owned community bank on the Central Coast. The bank has assets over $1.3 billion, with 10 branches from Solvang to Westlake. Mike became the sole shareholder in 1983. In his role as the bank’s Chairman and owner, he was proud of the work of the more than 210 bank associates. In addition to the many awards the bank received under his vision and leadership, Mike was recently named 2017 Banker of the Year Runner Up by Western Independent Bankers. He was always most proud of Montecito Bank & Trust’s role as a leader in local corporate philanthropy, giving more than $1.3 million annually to area nonprofits through the Community Dividends program, Anniversary Grants, and nonprofit sponsorships, focusing primarily on organizations whose missions support the arts, youth and education, social welfare and medical and health services sectors. Mike used to say that as a real estate developer, he was not a banker, “but, I’m a very experienced borrower.” In the mid-1990s the contracting and property management activities were shifted to the Towbes Group, Inc., and what began with a parttime secretary and a superintendent has grown to 125 employees with properties under development and management from Pismo Beach to Westlake. Under Mike’s leadership, the award-winning Towbes Group committed to provide exceptional service at all stages from project development to ongoing management. Widely recognized for delivering excellence across all its products and services, The Towbes Group has distinguished itself as a trustworthy, innovative organization and a vital community member. The Towbes Group has developed more than 6,000 residential units, with an emphasis on affordable and workforce priced housing, and 1.8 million square feet of commercial properties, primarily in the tricounties region. The company also holds a strong commitment to sustainability and philanthropy. Mike celebrated his 60th year in the construction and development business in 2016 by completing one of his

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largest and most complicated projects of his career, the Kavli Institute of Theoretical Physics residence hall at UCSB. The project was funded by noted philanthropist Charlie Munger, and built and perfected by Mike. Mike’s hard work has earned him numerous accolades including entry into the California Building Industry Hall of Fame, The Home Builder’s Association of the Central Coast’s 2014 Builder of the Year, and numerous Santa Barbara and Goleta Beautiful awards. Mike continued his leadership in the real estate industry right up to the time of his death with the completion of Hancock Terrace Apartments in Santa Maria, which recently won an American Planning Association award. Mike had a passion for giving back that began early in his career. As a developer who helped build the community, he recognized the need to support the community where he lived and worked. His service began with active volunteerism in the 1960s. As a community leader, Mike served and chaired innumerable local nonprofit boards. He was president of the Santa Barbara Foundation and served on the board of Cottage Hospital for 27 years, including five years as its chair. He also served as president of Montecito Union School, Laguna Blanca School, and was a founding board member of the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara. He has served on visiting advisory committees for the Princeton University Department of Economics and the MIT Department of Urban Studies. Other nonprofit boards on which he has served include the Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, the UCSB Economic Forecast Project, the Housing Trust Fund of Santa Barbara, the UCSB Foundation, the Foundation for Santa Barbara City College, Lotusland, and the local chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, to name just a few. In 1980, Mike and Gail started the Towbes Foundation, dedicated to meeting the diverse needs of local nonprofits. The Towbes Foundation focuses on a broad range of organizations from social services to education to the arts. The Towbes Foundation started with a $500 donation 37 years ago and now donates over $900,000 annually to more than 300 organizations. Michael met his second true love, Anne Smith Towbes, in 2004 through their mutual involvement in the Lobero Theater. Their first date was at the San Ysidro Ranch on Christmas Eve and it was love at first sight. They were married at Lotusland on September 4, 2005. Their eleven-and-a-half years together were filled with shared interests including tennis, a love of the arts, philanthropic involvement in the community, and travel to six continents. To cap it off, in 2015 they even camped at Burning Man! Mike leaves an amazing legacy of giving that he hopes inspires others to continue his good work. He is survived by his wife, Anne Smith Towbes, daughters Lianne Towbes and Carrie Towbes, son-in-law

John Lewis, grandchildren Allison Lewis Towbes and Zachary Lewis Towbes, Anne’s children, Jennifer Smith Hale (Nicholas) and Michael Smith (Natali), her grandchildren, Leighton Hale, Carrington Hale, Ella Smith, and Leo Smith; sister Carol Lee Skinner, step-brother Harold Sinrod (Allison), nephew, Robert Skinner (Meghan), and niece Amy Sweeney (Patrick), and 4 grand nieces and nephews. A public memorial service will be held at The Granada Theater on Tuesday, May 23 at 2:00. In lieu of flowers, the family appreciates donations to The Granada Theater, c/o Hayley Jessup 1330 State Street, Suite 101, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, or to your favorite nonprofit organization.

Robyn Cooper and Michelle Cooper (Danny Legere) 8 Grandchildren, 9 great-grand children and by 2 brothers and 3 sisters along with many loving cousins. He was preceded in death by his daughter Cynthia and his parents. A memorial service will be held at Good Shepard Lutheran Church on April 22 at 11:00 AM followed by a celebration of his life.

Margaret Marini Griffin 07/01/45-04/05/17

Ray John Cooper “Coop” 05/28/36-03/28/17

John Cooper of Santa Barbara, CA passed away March 28, 2017. Born May 28, 1936 in St. Louis Missouri to Ray Cooper and Esther Cooper (Haynes), John attended local schools where he met his wife Beverly (Wehmeyer) while attending High School. They married in July of 1955 and were soon blessed with three of their five daughters. In 1959, they moved to Santa Barbara but quickly grew homesick, so they returned to St. Louis and convinced three other young families (and Beverly's Mom!) to move to Santa Barbara with them. “Coop” led the caravan of young parents, toddlers, old cars and suitcases and headed west. With good friends and family for support and the happy arrival of two more daughters, Santa Barbara became home. John was a carpenter, often working multiple jobs to give "his girls" a better life than he'd had. He was a roofer, framed countless houses, built fences, poured concrete and laid carpet, whatever it took. He was not afraid of hard work and sacrificed many, many comforts to provide for his family. Coop was a popular guy and mentored many younger tradesmen who still speak fondly of him. His skill as a builder served him well when, in the 90's, John and Beverly built a vacation home on the shoreline of Pinnacle Lake, west of St. Louis, which they enjoyed with family members during many extended summers. John loved nature and crackling fires, old westerns, peach cobbler and his family. He is survived by Beverly, his wife of 62 years, four daughters; Denny Cooper (Fred Warrecker), Rhonda Cooper-Brown (Geoff Brown),

Her irresistible positive attitude never left. Yes, you know who she was. The woman who drove around Santa Barbara in a 1965 Bahama Blue (light green) Bug from her university and college days. It was her first and last car. She tooled around town with husband and dogs in tow. She was Santa Barbara High School’s Betty Crocker homemaker of the year 1963, my, how things change. She lived up to the distinction hosting Thanksgivings, Christmases, Easters and a couple of weddings at her home sometimes with 40 guests or more and preparing everything from soup to nuts herself, well… she used her boys and husband as scullery maids. Her home was the go to hangout for her sons and their friends. Dearly loved by her students greeting her on the streets of Santa Barbara, who she sometimes pretended to recognize, but they sure knew her. They remember mummifying chickens as though they were pharaohs from her Egyptology lessons, and they remember negotiating with their check books in micro society. Her 5th and 6th graders, her favorite ages, could be sweetly sassy and she loved their challenges. Former students bathed her at Cottage Hospital, talk about role reversal. After 25 years of teaching she returned to the classroom and for years with her engineer brother, Ed, formed groups of students in engineering contests using straws, tennis balls and tooth pick bridges. Married July 19, 1969, she and Tom, from the Pierpont Inn, watched Neil Armstrong join them on the moon the next morning after a final raucous gathering the prior night with the wedding party who got the maid of honor, Elaine, drunk at Chuck’s, and squeezing out of her where they were staying the first night. Give and take guided them through 47 years of marriage but everyone knew who was in charge. The family expresses their affection and appreciation for the San-

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In Memoriam

FOR THE GIPPER: One of Sheriff John Carpenter’s favorite times in office was when Santa Barbara was President Reagan’s Western White House.

John W. Carpenter 1929-2017


Formative Santa Barbara County Sheriff

by M o r g a n C a r p e n t e r orn in 1929, my dad, John Carpenter, grew

up with his family of five in a one-bedroom home, waiting in lines for free government cheese. His father had a bad heart and died early. Never good in school, he liked to say he was invited to leave early. One night, my dad was caught letting the air out of the tires of a police car. Instead of chastising him, the officer explained the possible consequences of his actions and that he might not have been able to get to people in need without a working vehicle. He also took the time to explain why he enjoyed his job, from answering calls for help to typing up reports on an old manual typewriter he carried in his car. John never forgot the officer’s warning or encouragement. After serving as a paratrooper in Japan, he returned home to Hermosa Beach and became a police officer. Hired by his hometown police department, he found his niche. He enjoyed the regimentation combined with the independence the job provided. Between calls, he loved investigating whatever caught his eye. He was a fighter and loved street work but also quickly grasped the political nature of the job. During this time, he became a single father to his four young kids. He was chosen to attend the FBI National Academy, where he met J. Edgar Hoover. About six years later, he met the love of his life, Linda, and they were married for 52 years. After rising to the rank of lieutenant, he began applying for various chief of police positions. He was turned down many times. He always said that just made him better at the next interview. John worked his career like an avid chess player, loving the political ins and outs of law enforcement life. He was curious and a hard worker and always advised to have “a Plan A, Plan B, and Plan C.” This wise approach was helpful when he was hired as the first chief of police of Carpinteria, charged with forming a new agency. He had scores of yellow legal pads outlining his visions and ideas for bringing the new department to life. He was well liked but not especially bothered by making enemies. He had an irrepressible desire to move the department and his own dreams forward. Three years later, he was elected sheriff of Santa Barbara County. His swearing in came after a tumultuous period of Isla Vista rioting and unrest. The county was rapidly growing and needed a long-term plan

from its law enforcement officials, just the challenge he loved. He developed his team and led the office from being an overwhelmed department toward a new paradigm in professionalism. His undersheriff for nine years, Jim Vizzolini, recalled that since the department is a paramilitary organization, people don’t just drop into the sheriff’s office anytime and chat. But Sheriff Carpenter was very approachable, and he made himself available for members of the department, as well as the public. For sure, Vizzolini said, he expected high standards in performance and behavior of department members. His department flourished, thanks to the hard work of the men and women who served the agency with endless dedication. While Dad was still police chief, I remember a flurry of activity around the house as Governor Ronald Reagan was scheduled to be our dinner guest. This began a decades-long association with the future president. When the Western White House was established at Rancho del Cielo, the Sheriff’s department helped the U.S. Secret Service plan the visits, arrivals and departures, and off-the-record stops. My dad loved the opportunity to spend time riding around the ranch in the president’s old beat-up jeep as Mr. Reagan drove and told jokes. After almost 20 years in office, my dad retired and moved to Virginia to be near family. His professional résumé is not the reason he was heroic to his friends and family. His genius, his gift, was not in accomplishing career goals, but in doing so with deep humor while still prioritizing his family, caring for his coworkers, and being genuinely grateful for every opportunity his life had offered him. Brash and determined described him; arrogant never would. He traveled the world with my mother, loved planning and building elaborate gardens, and never lost his desire to learn or his wicked sense of humor. He loved the sea and sailing, politics, and his family. He was always so grateful for the wonderful opportunities his life offered and awed by the historic figures he had the luck to meet. As we weep at his passing, we also share with him the appreciation of a long, special life and a sense of gratefulness that he was gifted to us for so long. In their long marriage, he and Linda had five children, nine grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. n



sum staff, Cottage Healthcare givers and UCLA experts and facilities for easing her into her next life after attending the Santa Barbara Mission as a child parishioner, bride (father Virgil presiding), and as a mother and grandmother. She, her children and granddaughters were born at Cottage Hospital. Her grandsons were born in Houston. Her trade mark smile in death, as in life, and seeing the good in everyone, were her most memorable gifts to us. “Mammy” was incredible. As much as she wanted to stay she left us with that smile on her face until the last moments, with her men Tom, Matt, Cullen, and her brother Ed taking turns holding her hand in those final hours at the UCLA Ronald Regan Medical Center. Margaret was predeceased by Angelo (Babe) Marini and Amelia Varni Marini. Margaret is survived by her husband, Tom, sons Matt (Jennifer) and Cullen (Phoebe), grandchildren Amelia and Harlyn, Thor and Titus, her brother Ed Marini (Karen), nieces and nephew. And extended family. She was a wonderful woman and will be deeply missed. Services will be held at the Santa Barbara Mission on Friday, May 5th at 11:00 a.m. A celebration of her life will be held at the Griffin residence, May 6th at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Sansum Clinic Endocrinology Dept., P.O. Box 1200, Santa Barbara, CA 93102

Mark Schlagel 11/25/52-03/28/17

SANTA BARBARA LOCAL THRU & THRU November 25, 1952-March 28, 2017 Mark Schlagel, 64, passed away at his home in Santa Barbara surrounded by family and friends after a short battle with cancer. The song by The Byrds was playing as he took his final breath; "With everything - there is a season; a time to be born, a time to die; a time to laugh, a time to mourn; with everything-there is a season, (turn, turn, turn); Moments after his death the winds picked up and the wings on his bird sculpture in his yard started spinning like crazy. As if he was taking flight. Fly free my brother, fly free! You will always be in our hearts!!! Born and raised in Santa Bar-

bara, Mark attended Dolores & Jefferson Elementary, SB Jr. High, and SB High School class of 71. He excelled on the water polo team and also played the saxophone in a band. Go Dons! He went on to graduate from SBCC. Mark worked side by side with his brother at Mike Schlagel Concrete for 35+ years and will be dearly missed by all who worked with him. He loved surfing back in the day, traveled Europe on his motorcycle, loved to play golf, played softball most of his life with the local softball community starting way back with the La Bamba team in the 70's. He liked fishing, live music and dancing, telling a joke, creating projects but mostly finishing them, doing crosswords, reading, going on adventures with Deb and his friends & was a pro at Guesstures & jigsaw puzzles at family parties. Mark had a sense of humor, lived his life from his heart and was kind and thoughtful. It seemed like he was always helping someone out. We lost one of the good guys! Mark left his ‘mark’ on us all and we will forever be touched by his loving spirit. Mark passed on his mother’s birthday, who preceded him in death 8 years. He is survived by his father, Don Schlagel; sister Teresa; brothers Mike & wife Lisa, Jerry & Randy; nieces Alexandra, Michele & Emily and nephew Preston; his best friend, partner in crime and wife Deb (who he tied the knot with this past Valentines Day) and her family; Tammy Schlagel and family; many cousins and close friends who loved him dearly, and all the kids and adults who called him ‘Uncle Mark’. A special thanks to his friends: Joe, Brah, Sammy, Billy, and the Rest of the ‘A Team’ for being there 24-7 in the final days. Also thanks to the professional and compassionate people at the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara and Hospice of Santa Barbara who provided us with care, support and love. A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, April 23 from 11-3pm at lower Manning Park. For more information check out YouCaring. com or Mark Schlagel Memorial facebook pg. In memory and honor of Mark and his giving nature let's remember to ‘pay it forward’ - ‘WWMD = What Would Mark Do?’ Aloha!

Death Notices Norma Z. Brown, DOD 04/01/17 (88) Goleta, CA Donna C. Saar, DOD 04/04/17 (72) Goleta, CA Italo F. Castagnola, DOD 04/06/17 (89) Santa Barbara, CA

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Barney Brantingham can be reached at or 965-5205 x230. He writes online columns and a print column for Thursdays.

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24 HOURS: I hate to shatter any political illusions you may have left, but … After all the sex, lies, and videotape of the 2016 presidential election, plus the first 100 days or so of the Trump administration, is there anything left to believe in for more than a 24-hour news cycle? Take the panels of “experts” that CNN trots out after the slightest bit of news surfaces. They pontificate, argue, get nasty and red in the face, and then go home. Turns out, this is just show business. They’re performing like trained seals. Paid to do it, and they do it very well. That’s because they’re hired by CNN. Not that they don’t honestly believe in the chest-beating opinions they spout. It’s just that we should realize they get paychecks from CNN, and no doubt Fox GOP News and other channels do the same. Take Jeffrey Lord, previously a little-known writer from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, hired by CNN specifically to beat the Trump drum. Trump, reportedly feeling that he needed more cheerleaders on camera, proposed him to CNN, and he was hired in 2015. “Today, he is one of 12 Trump partisans on CNN’s payroll and perhaps the network’s most reliable, if mild-mannered, provocateur …” the New York Times Sunday magazine wrote on April 9. That “mild-mannered” tag may have sparked Lord into one of his more outra-

geous, unsupportable but attention-getting assertions last week, claiming that Trump was “the Martin Luther King of health care.” Wow. Since Trump wants to kill Obamacare outright and having not achieving that (yet) threatens to cut health-care subsidies for the poor, this sparked great volumes of outrage by those who honor King’s Nobel Prize– winning campaign for the poor and neglected of America. “The network sends a black town car four days a week to ferry him to Manhattan from Harrisburg and back, a threehour drive each way,” the Times said. I don’t know what Lord makes at CNN, but it’s obviously worth the drive. Lord often tangles with another frequent paid CNN panelist, liberal Van Jones. The problem is that they and the other panelists tend to generate more heat than light, turning what could be useful, enlightening debates focusing on current affairs into angry, namecalling slugfests. Why not enlist informed journalists, authors, and informed political observers as panelists, since CNN bosses prefer this kind of routine? But ratings are almighty, and bloodletting draws eyes to the tube. But today’s stars are doomed to burn out and fade amid the public’s demand for new,

even more provocative arguing heads. And Lord won’t have that three-hour drive, each way. A REAL GENTLEMAN: I first met Mike Towbes

back in the 1970s, when he would appear before the County Planning Commission, seeking approval of one of his projects.Where other developers tended to raise their voices and huff and puff when they didn’t get what they wanted, Mike remained cool, calm, and collected — and nearly always got his projects okayed. Mike went on to found the Bank of Montecito. One day, a few years ago, I asked him how it happened that the venerable Santa Barbara Bank & Trust just across Carrillo

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Street was deep in red ink due to foolish investments, while his bank was profitable every year in the same economic environment. His reply: “I don’t know that much about banking, but I do know real estate.” Santa Barbara Bank & Trust is long gone, but the Bank of Montecito, renamed to Montecito Bank & Trust, has expanded, and it was still in the black when Mike died last week at 87. Over the years, Mike built more than 6,000 residential units — too many in the view of those who see far too much development on the South Coast — and nearly two million square feet of commercial space.Yet Mike Towbes — along with his wife, Anne Towbes — showed community caring by awarding more than $1 million a year to area nonprofits and was a major sponsor of the arts and theater. Many a time have I gone to a concert or theatrical event in town and noticed at the bottom of the program that Mike and Anne were sponsors — that means shelling out the money to make it possible for the rest of us and our children to enjoy cultural events that couldn’t have happened without them. Thanks, Mike. A public memorial is planned at the Granada Theatre (1214 State St.) on Tuesday, — Barney Brantingham May 23, at 2 p.m.

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Racist Housing legacy An Open Letter to the Santa Barbara Rental Property Association

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bara City Council meeting on March 21, 2017, where we convened to address tenant-protection issues, I was repeatedly reminded of my late grandfather as I listened to Santa Barbara Rental Property Association members speak. At the City Council hearing, Rental Property Association members spoke about hard work, as perhaps my grandfather would have if he were still alive. He was a hard worker and instilled that ethic into me through my teens when I lived with him. But something stood out to me at City Hall that night: Virtually all the Property Association members were white people over the age of 60. This is significant not because we need to blame and shame white people (like me and my grandfather) for things — that’s not the point. But if we fail to factor race into the conversation about housing, we will continue failing to see the whole picture. My grandfather grew up in the Great Depression. Everyday people weren’t able to make mortgage payments, let alone even consider buying a home. The Federal Housing Administration stepped in to help Americans refinance their mortgages by creating several agencies, most notably the Home Owners’ Loan Corporation. But the Loan Corporation was selective about who it helped. In 1934 (10 years after the S.B. Rental Property Association was established), the Loan Corporation sent assessors out into neighborhoods to look for factors such as housing stock, physical attributes, and, what they termed, any “threat of infiltration of foreign-born, negro, or lowergrade population.” The federal government explicitly structured racial identity into mortgage-lending practices that benefited white people at the direct expense of communities of color. My grandpa, as exceptionally hardworking as he was, also benefited from being white. Whiteness was literally built into the housing market as a handout and lasted, in its most detectable forms, until 1968. In that year, the Fair Housing Act was passed on the federal level. This also happens to be the same year the Santa Barbara Housing Authority was created. But even after 1968, white handout systems in housing and other sectors had generated an entrenched and unbalanced distribution of property ownership, wealth, and savings. On average, black and Latino folks spend nearly half their income on rent compared to one-third among whites. White families tend to have seven to 11 times more in savings. And despite people of color earning less in wages, spending more on rent, and having less savings, they’re also charged higher mortgage rates when they

do try to buy a house. Obscene disparities between whites and people of color are also present in life expectancy, health outcomes, educational attainment, job discrimination, and other areas. When white property owners in Santa Barbara take issue with government regulatory processes that they believe threaten their right to land ownership, it just makes me wonder if they are aware of the degree to which government regulations actually enabled them to become landowners in the first place. Important to note here: Government regulations aren’t inherently bad. Regulations designed to exclude groups based on belief systems about racial superiority are. I assume it was never the intention for white Santa Barbara Rental Property Association members to benefit from racist housing policies that, for example, pushed out any “threat of infiltration of the foreignborn, negro, or lower-grade population.” But they did and still do benefit from those policies, as did my grandfather, and as I do today. As an organization, the Rental Property Association makes an effort to provide trainings to property owners and realtors on how to comply with anti-discrimination laws, which is significant. But the racist gears of our history continue turning, and it was painful for me to sit there with the other renters on the floor downstairs, listening to white people over 60 speak defensively to City Council about how hardworking and equal to everyone else they were. All those older white people were hard workers, but they were not harder workers than anyone else. Emphasis on hard work without emphasis on race is poor analysis. The rules were made so that it would be easier for them to get jobs, save money, get loans, buy homes, receive passive income from owned homes, enjoy more leisure, and overall have better life outcomes for generations. More education and consciousness about how significantly racism has shaped the housing market and “character” of Santa Barbara is necessary. It might even better inform our conversations about how to solve the housing crisis. If you are interested in learning more about the problems I describe, check out the 2014 article in The Atlantic “The Racist Housing Policy That Made Your Neighborhood” (; reach out to the local chapter of Showing Up for Racial Justice ( JSB), which focuses on how white people can become a part of the solution; or pick up a copy of American Apartheid: Segregation and the Making of the Underclass at a bookstore or online. Max Golding is a Santa Barbara resident and renter.




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Mission Creek How Blind Cabinetmaker Bruce Munson Fought the Army Corps of Engineers and Won— Won Almost

When I was a kid growing up in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., creeks were where we went to blow stuff up, strapping cherry bombs and M-80s to the backs of model aircraft carriers we’d painstakingly glued together. Such detonations — so wonderfully stupid — sadly failed to transform me into a latter-day John Muir, the visionary naturalist and author who founded the Sierra Club. But even so, the experience created an opportunity for accidental discovery. Creeks were where — we would observe — tadpoles turned into frogs, minnows into fish. Their journey, not coincidentally, was our own. Over time, we saw how running water carved its own course. Likewise, we caught glimpses of small four-legged creatures before they wound up, too frequently, as road kill. In the hyperperpendicular grid of our suburban landscape, creeks provided a glimpse of nature. They also offered a genuine refuge for wildness, however contained, both their own and ours. In the City of Santa Barbara, there is Mission Creek. Visually, it functions as the riparian nose on the city’s face. Beginning in the Santa Ynez Mountains, Mission Creek makes its way past the mission for which it was named and through the

backyards and church parking lots—“Díos Es Bueno”—of downtown Santa Barbara, emptying into the waterfront. Several other creeks also run throughout the city. But it’s along the banks of Mission Creek that the Chumash decided to build their capital of Syuxtun, where they resided since 1542 and probably thousands of years before that. Some scholars have suggested it’s one of the most continuously human-occupied sites anywhere in the continental United States. Likewise, it was near its banks that Spanish colonists built their mission. Not coincidentally, Mission Creek is the only Santa Barbara stream that — at least until recently — offered a reliable pathway for the endangered steelhead trout. The fate of Lower Mission Creek — from Canon Perdido Street to the ocean —is well worth pondering as Santa Barbarans prepare to celebrate their first Earth Day in the time of Trump. Environmentally, Mission Creek is the opposite of a slow-moving train wreck. Instead, it’s a glacially moving tale of a train wreck thwarted. Though far from over, it’s a victory to be savored and celebrated for its utter improbability. chris m. gardner


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CLASH OF TITANS: When Bruce Munson (shown with wife, Sarah) butt heads with the Army Corps of Engineers, it was the irresistible force against the immovable object. Eventually, the Army Corps of Engineers was forced to budge, and Munson — a blind cabinetmaker — had the last laugh.

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CONCRETE WARRIORS: Old-school public works potentates such as (from left) Dave Johnson, Jim Stubchaer, and Phil Demery led the Army Corps of Engineers’ charge to bulldoze the lower stretch of Mission Creek and line it from bank to bank in concrete. It was the Army Corps’s money, and that’s how they insisted things were done.

The Battle Begins

When I moved to Santa Barbara in the 1980s, the powers that be — led by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and S.B. County Flood Control — had already decided that the bottom 1.3 miles of Mission Creek needed to be paved with concrete — from bank to shining bank. This, they were certain, was the best plan to protect residents and property owners from the occasional violent furies of flash flooding. With varying degrees of reluctance and resignation, the Santa Barbara City Council and County Board of Supervisors signed off on the plan. It was, everyone agreed, the only way. Well, not everyone. During the long battle to save the creek, many eco-warriors took up the flag, some playing major roles. But were it not for the last-minute interventions of Bruce Munson — a blind cabinetmaker and cantankerous visionary whose name has been largely lost to the winds of history — Mission Creek would have become a concrete alley.


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When [the Army Corps] added water [to their Mission Creek model], their engineers stumbled onto a terrible truth: Their project, it turned out, would actually make flooding in the lower stretches of the creek much worse. It was the Army Corps of Engineers’ bad luck that Munson and his wife, Sarah Duvall, happened to buy a home on the 700 block of Castillo Street in 1985. Their backyard didn’t just overlook Mission Creek. It was Mission Creek. Inside, their home was a happy riot of oak furniture that Munson — who went blind in his late twenties from diabetes — built himself despite his handicap. Outside, the couple’s yard was an explosion of morning glory and trumpet vines run amok. Munson and his wife would sit on a white wrought-iron bench overlooking the creek and soak up the music created by water pouring over the waiting rocks. No one, it seems, had informed Munson and Duvall about the Army Corps of Engineers’ project. Not that it would have mattered if they had. Anyone who was anyone had already signed off. That included the downtown property owner Tony Romasanta, who reportedly had more money than God and was twice as powerful. It also included Jim Stubchaer, director of County Flood Control, who was a brilliant engineer but ramrod stiff and decidedly old-school when it came to environmental considerations. But in the classic fashion of many not-in-my-backyard revolts, Munson, with the strong assist of Duvall, entered the fray at the 11th hour.

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Munson couldn’t care less that he was a Johnny-come-lately. As soon as he learned about the concrete, he organized a neighborhood committee to save the creek. Inspiring or infuriating depending on one’s perspective, Munson was not the least bit cowed by the high-octane credentials of the project’s supporters. In fact, he relished the conflict. Munson wasn’t your typical tree hugger. He grew up in the San Fernando Valley and as a young man rode Harleys with members of the Hells Angels in San Bernardino. Custom painted onto the gas tank of his hog were the

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words “Toad à la Mode.” Munson was diagnosed with diabetes at age 3, and his eyesight was deteriorating rapidly by his early twenties. Then studying cabinetmaking, Munson underwent surgery at UCLA to save what vision he had left. Instead, he lost everything. Munson could sink, or he could swim. He chose to do the latter. His uncle, an expert toolmaker living in Goleta, fashioned a series of metal measuring devices with notches gouged into the surface every 16th of an inch. He fashioned a series of wooden blocks to help Munson push planks of lumber into the jaws of the table saw. By dint of determination — and much assistance from his wife, whom he initially met as a therapist for the blind — Munson went back to work building cabinets. He operated out of a shop in a corrugated industrial warehouse on Ortega Street, now the construction site of a three-story housing development. He could see better, he explained, imagining what he was working on in his mind’s eye than he ever could with his two eyes.

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Soon allied with Munson was the equally stubborn Brian Trautwein, then with the Urban Creeks Council. As a 21-year-old nature boy, Trautwein — now a fixture with the Environmental Defense Center — was presumptuous enough to call the cops on a County Flood Control bulldozer about to rid San Jose Creek of floodinducing impediments like trees, plants, and vegetation. The cops begged off, but a state Fish and Game warden — armed with badge and gun — unceremoniously chased the dozer off. In the intervening 30 years, Trautwein hasn’t stopped agitating on behalf of creeks. But in Munson’s presence, even Trautwein was awed. “Bruce had the heart of a superhero,” he gushed.“And the body of a superhero, too.” During creek cleanup exercises, Trautwein remembered, Munson was assigned to the bridge overlooking the creek, armed with a thick rope. Trash too heavy to be crammed in a bag would be tied to Munson’s rope. “There would be engine blocks and motorcycles down there,” Trautwein recalled.“All kinds of stuff. Bruce would lift up whole motorcycles out of the muck all by himself.”

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Others began to join the fray to save the creek. Bob Sollen — who was then of the Sierra Club and as soft-spoken and polite as Munson was brash and, on occasion, confrontational — was a former News-Press reporter who covered the 1969 oil spill with a quiet heroism and attention to detail that made him a presence to reckon with. Hydrogeologist Mike Hoover — an outspoken former naval academy wrestling champ — provided critical technical advice that helped poke holes in the Army Corps’s plans. “We was warriors! Giant killers,” Hoover said, and “Bruce was the biblical David. Occasionally, people have won battles with the city, but very few could beat Tony Romasanta. Bruce did.” Munson started off collecting signatures. Then he took them to former Republican congressmember Bob Lagomarsino, who sat on the Ways and Means Committee, which controlled the flow of federal dollars. The take-it-or-leave-it leverage enjoyed by the Army Corps stemmed from the fact it was funding the project, which at the time weighed in at $12.7 million. The Army Corps had rigidly strict guidelines for what kinds of projects it could fund — nothing less than 100-year floods. In addition, the Army Corps defined a 100-year event far more drastically than even other federal agencies, such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency. To achieve this level of flood protection, there was little wiggle room in Army Corps calculations for less draconian designs and more environmental protection. For City Hall to walk away from the project would be to risk inevitable litigation if and when it ever flooded. But when presented with the signatures Munson and Duvall collected, Lagomarsino put project funding on temporary hold. This didn’t kill the project outright. It bought time to look at alternatives.

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RAGING WATERS: Lower Mission Creek can jump its banks with a vengeance during heavy rains, inundating surrounding neighborhoods in mud thick enough to suck the shoes off a horse.

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By the beginning of the ’90s, a softer environmental ethic invaded the realm of public works. The county supervisors, now controlled by a green-leaning majority, wanted flood control but not a skateboard park. Then a crippling drought forced the realization that the concrete creek bottom proposed by the Army Corps would prevent groundwater recharge. No one wanted to tell the Army Corps to take a hike. But in the face of environmental opposition, the movers and shakers started looking for more options. The City Council and county supervisors authorized a study of flood-control alternatives for Lower Mission Creek. The results suggest that another approach might work. Armed with this information, County Supervisor Tom Rogers and Santa Barbara Mayor Harriet Miller agreed to ask the Army Corps to take another look. In response, the Army Corps built a miniature model of Mission Creek and inserted its flood-control plan into the lower stretch. When they added water, their engineers stumbled onto a terrible truth: Their project, it turned out, would actually make flooding in the lower stretches of the creek much worse. It turned out that sediment would accumulate at the base of Mission Creek, acting like a giant plug. The only way to prevent this scenario would be to construct a massive sediment-debris basin in Oak Park or Rocky Nook Park. When Colonel Robert Van Antwerp of the Army Corps delivered this news to City Hall, Pat Kelly, who would later become the city’s public works czar, remembered thinking:“Are you brain-dead? Has anyone been to Rocky Nook Park? Does anyone know how beautiful these parks are?”

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The Army Corps’s new proposal was dead on arrival. From the ashes emerged the political equivalent of a painful and protracted group therapy session: the Lower Mission Creek Consensus Group. All the competing stakeholders who hitherto only growled at one another were forced to sit across the table to see if anything could be salvaged from the wreckage. Munson did not participate. Trautwein, however, did. By then, there was a new head of County Water and Flood Control, Tom Fayram. Like Trautwein, Fayram grew up in Goleta. His parents and Trautwein’s parents were friends who socialized regularly. That helped. Helping more, said Fayram, was how expertly Supervisor Naomi Schwartz kicked ass. “She called out the Army Corps. She called out Flood Control,” he recalled. “But she also called out the enviros. She told them, ‘You need to step up here, too. You need to give on something.” Ultimately the consensus group agreed to build a flood-control project that protected against a 20-year flood instead of the Corps’ 100-year calamity scenario. Kelly noted that the numbers surrounding flood-control plans are sometimes overstated. “Even a 10-year project provides about 75 percent of the protection of a 100-year plan,” he said. The new plan would allow Mission Creek to retain a natural bottom — no concrete — thus accommodating groundwater recharge and steelhead trout. It would range in width from 55 feet to 30. The banks would be vertical in some places, sloped in others. The sides would jut perpendicularly to the channel bottom in most places but be lined with riprap, rocks, and planted vegetation where possible. It would be light-years from the cement overcoat first proposed. According to Kelly and Fayram — who would later emerge as major players in the project — this was the first time they’d ever heard of the Army Corps budging on such a central point. By building for a smaller flood event, more environmental accommodations could be incorporated into the design. However wonky it sounds now, at the time it was historic.“It changed the way things happened at the Corps,” Fayram said. Kelly, who cut his teeth professionally engineering concrete channels in the San Fernando Valley, would take exception to the term “flood control,” calling it “arrogant.”“You can’t really control floods,” he said.“You can’t control nature.”

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Incidentally, the Army Corps of Engineers never spent a single cent on getting the project built. That burden—now in excess of $100 million—eventually fell to the County and City of Santa Barbara. But along the way, the Army Corps spent gobs on studies, reports, and designs. Most critically, it got an environmental document approved for the Lower Mission Creek, without which absolutely nothing could have happened. Given that steelhead trout and tidewater goby — which both inhabit the creek — were declared federally endangered species as the project was wending through environmental review, this accomplishment is gargantuan. It wasn’t that the Army Corps ever declared it would not fund the project; it’s that there were always more pressing projects to finance, such as the disappearing Florida Everglades, or the invasions of foreign nations: Iraq, Afghanistan, and Iraq again. Eventually, Fayram and Kelly

EArTH DAy got tired of waiting and figured out how to find other funding. They would start at the bottom of the creek and work their way up — improvisationally — as resources allowed. The simplified plan called for eight new and wider bridges from Cabrillo to Canon Perdido. Of those, Cabrillo is still under construction and two more — Gutierrez and De la Guerra — remain to be built. Fayram and County Flood Control would take care of the sides and creek bottom. As an engineering collaboration, their dance rivals anything performed by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers for complexity, precision, and length of time. Exactly when the Lower Mission Creek Flood Control Project will be finished remains a matter of speculation. The final project description got final approval in 2009. Construction began late 2012. The best guess is 15 years.

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FISH OUT OF WATER: For centuries, Mission Creek was home to the now endangered steelhead trout. Despite major efforts to make the creek more hospitable, no steelhead have been spotted making their way upstream from the ocean since 2012.

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MAJOR MOJO: When the Army Corps announced its plans wouldn’t work, former county supervisor Naomi Schwartz applied sustained arm-twisting pressure to hammer out a more environmentally attuned compromise.

Kelly and Fayram regard this project as a success, contending it blends vastly better flood-control protection with the community’s environmental values. Trautwein of the Environmental Defense Center is a bit more qualified in his praise.“You can’t really call it a creek restoration project,” he stated.“But it’s definitely enhanced the creek’s riparian elements.” Birds and fish will be able to reclaim Lower Mission Creek, but possums, raccoons, coyotes, and other wildlife will have a hard time finding a toehold on the steep perpendicular creek walls.And the incessant pressure from urban development offers little hope that the riparian habitat along the creek banks will be expanded. Trautwein, an ardent proponent of steelhead restoration efforts, noted that not a single steelhead made its way up Mission Creek during this year’s heavy winter storms. He said no steelhead have been seen coming up Mission Creek since 2012, though for seven of the previous 10 years there had been. Part of the problem was the drought. Trautwein also blames City Hall for turning off its small contribution of water from the Mission Tunnel to Mission Creek because of the recent drought. Before that, he said, there were steelhead as big as 29 inches. Trautwein has been part of efforts to clear the creek of impediments from Cabrillo Boulevard all the way to Rocky Nook Park. City creeks czar Cameron Benson — who used to work with Trautwein at the Environmental Defense Center — was instrumental in gouging a steelhead-friendly channel into the paved stretch of creek running about a mile north from Canon Perdido Street. In addition, Benson helped clear out fish-passage barriers blocking steelhead — which can achieve speeds of more than 20 feet per second for short bursts — from getting past Oak Park. These improvements were made, however, after the drought started. To date, no fish have been witnessed taking advantage of the amenities. Under Benson, water quality in city creeks — Mission Creek in particular — has improved dramatically. Bacteria associated with human feces in the water have been curtailed, and about 55 tons of trash are yanked out of city creeks a year. “The situation is pretty dire,” Trautwein said.


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Environmental considerations remain, as always, a matter of considerable controversy. But today, such considerations have not only a foot in the door but also a seat at the table. And Mission Creek looks a lot more like a creek than the cement cemetery originally planned for it more than 30 years ago. Coincidentally, late supervisor Naomi Schwartz got a commemorative plaque pasted onto the front of the County Flood Control building late last week. She richly deserved it. But Schwartz would never have had the opportunity to apply her formidably creative political mojo to the riddle of Mission Creek had it not been for Bruce Munson. Munson died in 1998 not long after moving with his wife to Washington State from diabetesrelated complications. He was 50 years old. Sometime before the Lower Mission Creek Flood Control Project is finished, I’m hoping the powers that be see fit to dedicate a space along the banks to acknowledge Bruce Munson’s role. Maybe a wrought-iron bench where people can perch, soaking up the music made when rushing water collides with waiting rocks. There’s something about a creek. It doesn't take a blind cabinetmaker to understand this. But in Santa Barbara's case, it helps. n BACKYARD BLISS: Being blind, Bruce Munson couldn’t see the creek that rumbled through his backyard, his wife, Sarah, recalled, but he loved the sound of water rushing over rocks.

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4/20: Lompoc Job and Resource Fair This annual community event connects area job seekers of all ages with employers, organizations with free resources, and education providers. 2-5pm. Dick DeWees Community Ctr., 1120 W. Ocean Ave., Lompoc. Free. Call 681-4453.

horticultural designs at this juried flower show exhibiting arrangements, unique specimens, photography, and a conservation exhibit on drought-tolerant gardens. Thu.: 10am-4pm; Fri.: 10am-3pm. Music Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Rd. Free.


4/20-4/23: The Fringe Festival This spring celebration of original work features Westmont students’ creativity as actors, dancers, directors, writers, designers, and choreographers. Thu.-Fri., Sun.: 7pm; Sat.: 3pm. Westmont College, 955 La Paz Rd. $10-$15. Call 565-7040. 4/20: The 90+ Birthday Party Elders ages 90 and up are invited to take part in this annual collective birthday lunch, complete with cake, a sing-along, and a live band. One caregiver per guest is welcome, and reservations are required. Noon-1:30pm. Carrillo Rec. Ctr., 100 E. Carrillo St. Free. Call 897-2519.

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4/22: 5th Annual Walk 4 Water and 5K Run or walk this 5K route with educational exhibits along the way about the realities of millions around the world who walk miles each day for clean water. Beyond the finish line will be music, snacks, and activities. Proceeds will benefit Hands 4 Others, a nonprofit that educates and empowers students to be global leaders and brings clean water to people around the world. 8am-noon. Chase Palm Park, 323 E. Cabrillo Blvd. Donation.

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4/21: Meditation with Medium Fleur This meditation will allow you to communicate with your loved ones on the other side. After a group meditation, Fleur will share various techniques and exercises for you to practice this skill at home and answer any questions you may have. 7-9pm. Paradise Found, 17 E. Anapamu St. Free. Call 564-3573.

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4/22-4/23: S.B. Earth Day Celebrate Mother Earth at the Community Environmental Council’s annual Earth Day celebration with sustainable practices (think: bike valet), eco vendors, fresh food, a beer garden, green car show, kids’ activities, and live music. Sat.: 11am-7pm; Sun.: 11am-6pm. Alameda Park, 1400 Santa Barbara St. Free.

4/22: Leadbetter Beach Cleanup What better way to celebrate Earth Day than taking care of our beaches? Clean up the beach with supplies and snacks provided by Okeanos Swimwear and the opportunity to win a raffle prize. 9am-noon. Leadbetter Beach, 801 Shoreline Dr. Free.

4/22-4/23: 22nd Annual Fish Derby With 6,000 pounds of trout planted, the lake at more than 50 percent capacity, and the lower boat launch now open, this will be a great derby! There will also be free arts and crafts activities for children on Saturday, 1-3 p.m. Derby fishing begins at 6 a.m. on Saturday and ends noon on Sunday. Cachuma Lake, 2265 Hwy. 154. $10-$40. Call 693-8381.

4/22: March for Science Bring your signs, your passion, and your lab coats to this sister march to the one in Washington, D.C., in support of the scientific community and evidence-based policies. After the speeches, march down State Street and head back up to Alameda Park for Earth Day festivities. 11am-12:30pm. De la Guerra Plaza. Free.

4/22: Irish Commemoration Celebrate Irish history with live music and stories of Irish patriots from area band Foggy Dew while prominent Irish Americans share poems and excerpts of speeches from the 1916 Easter Rising and other turning points in Irish history. John McNally will talk about America’s role in Ireland’s rebellion, the aftermath of Brexit, and the inevitability of a united Ireland. Enjoy a no-host bar and a special Irish food menu. Songs and stories: 6-7:30pm; presentation: 7:30-8pm. La Arcada Bistro, 1112 State St. Free. Call 965-5742.

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4/22: Paul Hawken This author will share his answer to corporate ecological reform: launching ecologically conscious businesses. His most recent endeavor, the nonprofit Project Drawdown, is a collection of research-based climate solutions to reverse global warming. 8pm. Campbell Hall, UCSB. Free$15. Call 893-3535.

4/23: Earth Day Herb Hike Native plant educator Lanny Kaufer will guide you through the Matilija Wilderness nestled inside the Los Padres National Forest. This moderate backcountry hike will have you foraging for sweet Southern California black walnuts as you learn about the region’s birds, insects, and plants. 9am-3pm. Maricopa Plaza, 1201 Maricopa Hwy., Ojai. Free-$25. Call 646-6281.

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4/26: UCSB Zero Waste Festival Patagonia Inc. is on a mission to reduce our contributions to landfills with its Worn Wear Tour, offering free repairs on busted zippers, rips, tears, buttons, and more in addition to demonstrating how to fix your own gear. Get your shattered cell phone screen or broken gaming console to the repair fair, and browse a variety of eco-friendly vendors such as the Isla Vista Food Co-op, Imlak’esh Organics, CalFresh, and more. 11am-8pm. Lot 22 Lawn, UCSB. Free.



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4/22-4/23, 4/26: Sylvia In this play, an adorable, irresistible mutt warms the hearts of empty-nesters Greg and Kate — a reminder of our desire to connect in an increasingly busy, complicated, and disconnected world. The play shows through May 7. Sat.: 7pm; Sun.: 2pm; Wed.: 2 and 7pm. Rubicon Theatre, 1006 E. Main St., Ventura. $30-$55. Call 667-2900.

4/22: POWERS 2017: Problem Solving for Women to Encourage Research in STEM The UCSB Association of Women in Math student chapter will host a full day of activities for female highschool students in the Ventura, S.B., and Santa Maria areas, including a panel with UCSB students in different STEM areas, a talk by a female mathematician, fun seminars led by female scientists, a problemsolving competition (find one more student at your school to compete with), lunch at the lagoon, and more. Fill out the online form to participate. 9:30am-3:45pm. Old Little Theatre, UCSB. Free. Email mbueno@


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4/24: Girl Scouts Info Night Parents and adults, come learn about being an adult volunteer for this organization that empowers girls. Whether you can give a few hours, a few weeks, or a few months, volunteering with Girl Scouts is flexible and fun. RSVP to with your name and city, three days before the event. 6:30-7:30pm. Starbucks, La Cumbre Plaza, 3815 State St., Ste. G-141. Free. Call (800) 822-2427.

4/23: Poolside Yoga Grab your mat and join this 60-minute poolside yoga session designed for all skill levels. The class includes live acoustic music and professional instruction by CorePower Yoga. After, enjoy a conscious cocktail at a fireside social on Bacara’s spa rooftop under the stars. 4-6pm. Bacara Resort & Spa, 8301 Hollister Ave., Goleta. $45/person, $80/couple. Call 571-4210.

tueSday 4/25 4/25: State of the Library

The Friends of the Library of the Santa Ynez Valley invite you to this informational event on library services, programs, and funding. 5-7pm. Library Patio, Solvang Library, 1745 Mission Dr., Solvang. Free. Call 688-4214.

4/23: Jewish Community Security Update Over brunch, a panel of speakers will inform you of JCC bomb threats, Jewish cemetery desecrations, and other acts and threats of violence and anti-Semitism in recent months. Speakers include bomb squad specialist Lt. Dan McGrew, U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Scott Mitchem and Brian Keith, and others. 10:30am-12:30pm. Bronfman Family Jewish Ctr., 523 Chapala St. Free. Call 957-1115.

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4/23: Curator’s Choice Lecture: Katherine Roeder This lecture will give greater context to David Wiesner’s The Art of Wordless Storytelling by examining the impact of film, comic books, and graphic illustration on his work. 2pm. Mary Craig Auditorium, S.B. Museum of Art, 1130 State St. Free-$10. Call 884-6457.

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presents this musical adaptation of the 2000 film starring John Cusack and novel by Nick Hornby, which follows thirty-something Rob on a retrospective of his lost loves set to an original rock ’n’ roll score peppered with great musical references. The show runs through April 30. 8pm. Center Stage Theater, 751 Paseo Nuevo. $18-$28. Call 963-0408. Read more on p. 55.

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4/23: Che Malambo Fourteen stomping, drumming, and roaring men will honor the South American cowboy tradition of the gaucho with a display of agility, strength,

nival rides, farm animals, fair food, and family-style entertainment, with this year’s theme: Back to the ’50s. The fair runs through April 30. 4-9pm. Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real. Admission: $4-$8; carnival wristband: $22-$28. Call 687-0766.


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4/24: UCSB Reads: Luis Alberto Urrea The author of UCSB Reads’ 2017

novel, Into the Beautiful North, will speak on his best-selling work about a young woman on a quest to define herself beyond borders. 8pm. Campbell Hall, UCSB. Free. Call 893-3535.

practice artist from Tijuana, Mexico, will discuss her involvement with the Museum of Contemporary Art S.B.’s takepart I makeart public art initiative in the broader context of her career as an artist, designer, and craftsperson. 4:30pm. Physical Science Bldg., Rm. 101, S.B. City College, 721 Cliff Dr. Free. Call 966-5373.

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Reel Time 4/20: Raging Bull Based on real events, this film tells the story of middleweight boxing champion Jake LaMotta (Robert De Niro, in an Oscarwinning role) and his violent and tenacious path to success. Professor Anna Brusutti of UCSB’s Department of Film and Media Studies will join award-winning makeup artist and UCSB alumnus Michael Westmore for a post-screening Q&A. Westmore will also be available to discuss his work before the screening at the UCSB Art, Design & Architecture Museum, where his makeup designs and masks are on view in Lifeforms: The Makeup Art of Michael Westmore, showing through April 30. Discussion: 5-6pm; Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB; 893-2951. Screening and Q&A: 7-10pm; Pollock Theater, UCSB; rated R.; 893-4673. Free.

4/21: Magic Lantern: The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast Celebrate Magic Lantern’s birthday with this Disney animated double feature. Follow Ariel on her quest to discover what life on land is like followed by the story of Belle as she befriends a cursed Beast and his enchanting Mermaid: 7pm; servants. The Little Mermaid Beauty and the Beast: 10pm. I.V. Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte, Isla Vista. $4. Rated G.

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4/22: Selections from the Actors for Autism Film Festival This screening will feature 30 minutes of short films from the nonprofit Actors for Autism’s 2016 film festival, followed by an interactive discussion and reception with members of the organization. 2-4pm. Pollock Theater, USCB. Free. Call 893-4637. donnie heden


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4/23: Lion Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman star in this biopic about a man plagued with the memories of his birth family, whom he lost while aboard a train in rural India at 5 years old, and his quest to find them. 3pm. Plaza Playhouse Theater, 4916 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria. $7. Rated PG-13. Call 684-6380.

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4/25: 50 Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. & Mrs. Kraus This film tells the dramatic story of Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus, a Jewish couple from Philadelphia who traveled to Nazi-controlled Vienna in 1939 to save what would become the single largest-known group of children allowed into the U.S. at the time. Stay after for a post-screening discussion and book-signing with filmmaker Steven Pressman. 5:30-7:30pm. Bronfman Family Jewish Ctr., 523 Chapala St. Free. Call 957-1115.

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4/21: Fishpeople Patagonia’s newest film project tells the stories of men and women who have dedicated their lives to the sea — from surfers and spearfishers to at-risk kids and former coal miners — and its transformative effects. 7:30pm. The Sandbox, 414 Olive St. Free. Read more on p. 65.

4/26: Extremis Catch a special screening of this Netflix short documentary, about the doctors, families, and patients as they make end-of-life decisions, followed by breakout Q&A sessions led by Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care professionals. 7-8:30pm. Fleischmann Auditorium, S.B. Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol. Free. Not rated. Call 690-6218.

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4/22: UCSB Flute Choir Felber’s Flutes, comprising undergraduate and graduate flutists, will perform a variety of works from composers Nicole Chamberlain, Peter Schickele, Derek Charke, and others. 2-3pm. Goleta Library, 500 N. Fairview Ave., Goleta. Free. Call 964-7878.



4/22: Glass Animals, Little Dragon, Jagwar Ma Dance underneath the stars to indie rock chart toppers Glass Animals’ funky beats with Little Dragon’s infectious melodies and Jagwar Ma’s psychedelic rock. 6pm. S.B. Bowl, 1122 N. Milpas St. $30.50-$55.50. Call 962-7411. Read more on p. 59.


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4/23: Pablo Moses One of the most original, outspoken reggae artists of our time will inspire with his cultural, sociological, and political lyrics. 7:30pm. Velvet Jones, 423 State St. $17. Ages 21+. Call 965-8676.

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4/24: Jackson Gillies: Something That Matters What began as a senior project is now a benefit concert for hidradenitis suppurativa, an incurable, chronic condition commonly known as the hidden plague. Enjoy dinner and a full list of performers for this special event put on by Teen Star 2016 winner Jackson Gillies. 8pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State St. $15. Call 962-7776. Read more on p. 57.


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4/25: Steely Dan These two Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famers will perform groovy songs from their rich collection of singles that helped define the soundtrack of the ‘70s, including “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number,”“Do It Again,” and “Reelin’ in the Years.” 7pm. S.B. Bowl, 1122 N. Milpas St. $44.50-$124.50. Call 962-7411.

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4/26: Roomful of Teeth This Grammy-winning vocal group unravels the expressive potential of the human voice and will perform a borderless repertoire encompassing singing traditions from around the world that will include a Pulitzer Prize–winning piece by the ensemble’s vocalist, composer Caroline Shaw. 7pm. Hahn Hall, Music Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Rd. $10-$32. Call 893-3535.


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4/20-4/22, 4/25-4/26: The James Joyce Thu.: Alastair Greene, 10pm-1am. Fri.: The Kinsella Brothers, 10pm-1am. Sat.: Ulysses, 7:30-10:30pm. Tue.: Teresa Russell, 10pm-1am. Wed.: Victor Vega and the Bomb, 10pm-1am. 513 State St. Free. Call 962-2688. 4/21: Carr Winery Barrel Rm. Dave Vignoe & Ray Panell. 6pm. 414 N. Salsipuedes St. Free. Call 965-7985. 4/21: Carr Winery Warehouse Loren Radis. 5-7pm. 3563 Numancia St., Ste. 101, Santa Ynez. Free. Call 965-7985. 4/21-4/23: Cold Spring Tavern Fri.: Oddly Straight, 6-9pm. Sat.: Dan Grimm, 1:30-4:30pm; The Harlequins, 5-8pm. Sun.: Tom Ball and Kenny Sultan, 1:15-4pm; Sean Wiggins and Lone Goat, 4:30-7:30pm. 5995 Stagecoach Rd. Free. Call 967-0066. 4/21, 4/25-4/26: SOhO Restaurant & Music Club Fri.: The Upbeat, Derinkuyu, 9pm; $15; ages 21+. Tue.: Sean McCue & Friends, Emile Millar, One Hundred Paces, 7pm; $8. Wed.: John Craigie, Kenny Nelson, 7:30pm; $12-$15. 1221 State St. Call 962-7776. 4/22: Standing Sun Winery Ruben Lee Dalton Band. 7:30pm. 92 2nd St., Ste. D., Buellton. $12-$17. Call 691-9413. 4/22-4/23: Island Brewing Company Sat.: Soltree, 6-9pm. Sun.: Xenia Flores, 3-6pm. 5049 6th St., Carpinteria. Free. Call 745-8272. 4/24: Mercury Lounge Sunday on a Monday: The Grooveship with DJ Raf. 8pm. 5871 Hollister Ave., Goleta. Free. Call 967-0907. 4/25-4/26: Velvet Jones Tue.: Alkaholiks, 8pm; $12. Wed.: Boogaloo Festival Pre-Party: Bluetech, Henry Pope, Everyman, 2Tight, 8:30pm; $15. 423 State St. Ages 21+. Call 965-8676.

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There are two camps in White Ledge Canyon. The pring has certainly sprung in the San Rafael Wilderness. For the adventurous weekend warrior first, Happy Hunting Ground, at 10.7 miles from the or the more leisurely multiday traveler, the clas- trailhead, is a very nice little site near a small bend in sic loop from Manzana Narrows to White Ledge the stream, with lovely shelves of rock as your backback down through Lost Valley is the perfect way to drop. Continue downward to White Ledge Camp at experience arguably some of the most beautiful terrain 12 miles from the trailhead, a paradisiacal nook near in all of California at its seasonal height. Clocking in a creekside whirlpool underneath dramatic rock at near-marathon length, it’s not exactly the easiest or formations. Either camp offers ample opportunities shortest of all traverses, but if you can spare the time, to explore the sandstone further or relax by the creek. On your final day, you will hike back 13.2 miles you will be immensely rewarded. The hike begins at Nira Campground. The first to Nira Campground, with all but the final few seven miles are a well-trodden route along the sce- miles nearly barren of shade. The hike begins at the Hurricane Deck Trail turnoff nic Manzana River Valley. You will adjacent to White Ledge camp. certainly see other people here on a The first 4.4 miles will likely spring weekend, and if you’re lucky, be the least enjoyable of your you will also see many wilderness resjourney: Expect chaparral to idents, like arroyo toads. Spring will swat you in the face, slice you bring flowers such as Western peony, in the legs, and stab you in the Indian paintbrush, yerba santa, and thighs. Hurricane Deck is and elegant clarkia. From Manzana, the will always be a challenge to trail zigzags up and then back down traverse, and it is critical that to meet a narrowing portion of the you know how to navigate. creek. Manzana Narrows, the most At the Vulture Spring turnspacious, prettiest, and usually most off, views open up to unparalpopular camp up to this point, fealeled vistas. There is no place tures four sites aside a small but quite like this stunning setdramatic set of rocky waterfalls, plus ting and no hike quite like a luxurious latrine sometimes occudescending through its many pied by, shall we say, impolite swarms sandstone stripes. In spring, of bees. golden yarrow, owl’s clover, CalBeyond here, the terrain changes ifornia prickly phlox, and tiny noticeably, as the Narrows give way to woolly sunflowers illuminate your scenic views of the crest of White Ledge path. With a decline of just under plateau and the mountainous rise of 1,000 feet, this portion of the trail the San Rafaels. Beyond the river, the by Richie DeMaria is often hard on the knees, so be sun intensifies, and the fragrance of forewarned. wildflowers, too. A half mile from the The trail takes you past grassy potreros to see the campground, you come to a junction, where you have the option to head up to Big Cone Spruce or even fur- rocky interior of Lost Valley, which looks dry and ther to McKinley Peak. Stay left and begin the switch- foreboding even in spring. Vulture Spring, about three backs up almost 1,000 feet, underneath a sprawling miles from the Hurricane Deck trail turnoff, is the only reliable water after White Ledge but usually more curvature of sandstone. White Ledge is an amazing place, easily one of the of a drip or trickle. Just after it, a precarious rockfall most beautiful in all of Los Padres. A mystical feeling demands you use immense caution in crossing. Landing at Twin Oaks, the last descent into Lower surrounds this miraculous maze of white rocks, ghost pines, and meadows formed of Miocene sandstone Lost Valley is always a dreamy one. The pines sway, the millions and millions of years in the making. This hills are an unbelievable green, and on a recent visit, is the eastern Hurricane Deck, where its sandstone the usually dry Lost Valley creek was remarkably and skeleton is exposed in slanting, sloping, striated strips happily flowing. Your final miles along the Manzana and shelves, surreal and even spooky. An abundance are easy and quiet, mercifully mellow and shady. Back of wildlife, quite musical in the night, make this their at your car, you can mark off a prime spring experience home. It is a special, sacred place; leave it cleaner than in an otherworldly, beautiful portion of our backcountry. you found it. n

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Close enCounters of the BaseBall kind Dons Bounce out of Slump; UCSB Scores ninth-Inning Victory paul wellman


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kind are among the best displays of performance under pressure. There were a number of cliffhangers on area diamonds last week.

DESPERATE DONS: At the start of the week, San Marcos High led the Channel League with a 3-0 record, while the Santa Barbara Dons

came through again, his smooth lefty stroke sending a single into right field. Pinch runner Tevin Mitchell raced home from first base on a double by Kenny Corey to tie the score. JJ Muno fell behind the count 0-2 in the next at-bat, but he refused to give in and earned a base on balls, the last pitch bouncing away and allowing Corey to take third. Freshman outfielder Armani Smith then slammed a sacrifice fly to deep center, as a smiling Corey trotted 90 feet to UCSB’s 8-7 victory.

were 1-3. Unless they could string together some wins, the Dons were in danger of missing out on the CIF playoffs for the first time in 19 years. GORRIE TRIBUTE: The GauThanks to the Swede spot in their lineup, the Dons took two close chos still have a lot of work ahead games from the Royals, 1-0 and 2-1. to improve their standing in the Big West. They’ll try to sustain For three years now, the crosstown momentum this weekend in a nonrivals have been playing their games conference series against visiting on a tightrope. Six of the nine conSan Diego State, a red-hot team tests have been decided by one run. Linus Holmberg, an exchange that scored 36 runs in its last two student from Sweden, delivered games at UNLV. both game-winning RBIs. His sevThe 2 p.m. Saturday (April 22) enth-inning single on Wednesday game will include a tribute to the PLUCKY SEVEN: Senior Bijan Palme tossed a complete seven-inning game in Santa Barbara’s 2-1 victory over San Marcos. brought home Bijan Palme with late Dave Gorrie, a Hall of Fame the only run of the game, and on FriUCSB athlete who coached the day, an almost identical knock into short centerfield sent run in the second, every promising swat out of the infield Gaucho baseball team from 1960 to 1977. Former players, Nick Dallow to the plate, breaking a died in the gloves of Santa Barbara outfielders Joe Fires- including members of the 1972 championship team, will tone and Caleb Norton. gather at a 10 a.m. celebration and a tailgate lunch. The 1-1 tie in the fourth inning. “It’s definitely a great week for Firestone said the Dons must concentrate on the fun- public is invited. Visit Dons baseball,” Holmberg said. He damentals of pitching and defense. “Not a single guy on celebrated with Palme, who pitched a the team has a home run,” the senior said. “We’ve played a FORESTERS’ NEW HOME: After two decades at the UCSB complete game. “He’s one of my best million one-run games.” diamond, the Santa Barbara Foresters will be coming friends,” Holmberg said. “We conThey had lost five one-run games this season before to town in the summer of 2017. The six-time National nected at the start of the year.” Palme, turning the tables on San Marcos. For the Royals, it was a Baseball Congress champions have worked out an agreewho believes longtime Swedish prime minister Olof Palme frustrating week, as their only misplays led to both of Santa ment with the city and S.B. City College to play their home was his great, great uncle, will visit Sweden for the first time Barbara’s winning runs. “It’s tough,” Royals coach Jacob games at Pershing Park. Details will be forthcoming. Pepper said. “It’s not our character. Clean baseball is the with Holmberg this summer. Palme benefited from his defense. Shortstop Tommy name of the game.” HOOPLA: An all-comers’ five-on-five basketball tournaJohn Holguin made several outstanding plays. Aside from At this stage of the 12-game league season, it’s a wide- ment will be held on Saturday, April 29, in the back parka long double by Ryan Guardino, who scored the Royals’ open affair. Ventura (3-0-1) has moved into first place, fol- ing lot of Old Mission Santa Barbara. All proceeds ($25 lowed by San Marcos (3-2), Santa Barbara (3-3), and entry fee per player, $125 per team) will go to Transition Dos Pueblos (2-3-1). Ventura must play the Dons and House. Contact Alex Turcios (aturcios@saintbarbara Royals five times. Dos Pueblos, the league’s cham- for information. … Former S.B. High basketball pion or co-champ for five straight years, has four star Amber Melgoza saw limited action during her freshmore dates against Santa Barbara and San Marcos. man year at Washington—dominated by senior Kelsey Plum, the NCAA’s all-time leading scorer—but Melgoza GRITTY GAUCHOS: Another team behind the eight got a chance to shine in the U.S.A. Women’s 3x3 National ball was UCSB. After blowing a five-run lead in a loss Tournament at Colorado Springs, where she hit some to visiting UC Irvine on Friday, the Gauchos found big shots in Washington’s 20-17 victory over Oregon for the n themselves trailing the Anteaters 7-3 in the bottom championship. of the eighth inning Saturday. Up came Sam Cohen, who will forever be remembered for his walk-off grand slam that sent John the Gauchos to the College World Series last year. This time, the sophomore ignited a 4/22: High School Track & Field: Santa Barbara County Championships San Marcomeback by blasting a home cos senior Erica Schroeder will make her last appearance after running to a pair of new run off Irvine reliever Andre Majia Ninness, Miles Baldwin, records last year in the 800 and 1,600 meters. Others to watch include Hunter Clark (Dos Pallante, a fireballing rightSan Marcos swimming Dos Pueblos tennis Pueblos), defending champion of the boys’ 1,600 and 3,200; Allie Jones (San Marcos) hander (98 mph on the radar She set a school record in the 100 The Chargers took a 10-8 victory over in the girls’ 100-meter hurdles; Kiasa Salgado (Santa Barbara), two-time winner of the gun) who had struck out the backstroke (59.96 seconds) and swam San Marcos, thanks to Baldwin’s boys’ 300-meter hurdles; sprinters Matthew Hempy (San Marcos) and Janelle Knight side in the seventh inning. (Santa Barbara); DP high jumpers Spencer Kemmerer and Josie Morales; and dueling winning an 8-5 tiebreaker over Kento on the winning freestyle relay team as triple jumpers Brian Nnoli (San Marcos) and Daniel Burquez (Carpinteria). 10am. CarpinThree runs later, UCSB Perera, handing the Royals senior his the Royals won the varsity girls’ title at teria Valley Memorial Stadium, 4810 Foothill Rd., Carpinteria. $3-$6. Call 684-4107. trailed 7-6 in the bottom of the the Mt. SAC Meet of Champions. first league loss in four years. ninth. With one out, Cohen

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in 2008. Their later conversations intrigued both men.“Commercially, you can’t just do two acres,” Lato told Grimm. “But also, you can’t do 100.” So they settled for about 16 acres and decided to plant the vineyard according to biodynamic guidelines, which involve moon phases, bacteriaenhancing potions, and some wackier prescriptions. “I thought it was a lot of wizardry,” said Grimm,“but after hearing about no chemical and no fertilizers, it started to make sense.” Lato had once been in the same boat. “I went back to my years as a somm, and most of the best wines I knew came from biodynamic, or somewhat biodynamic, vineyards,” he explained. So in 2012, Grimm’s Bluff became one of few vineyards in the area to be planted biodynamically from the start, and the positive results were almost immediate, as the vine roots dove through the top clay soils and into the underlying ancient riverbed remnants rather fast.“They were double deeper than expected by a seasoned vineyard manager who was absolutely stunned,” said Lato. “I couldn’t believe it, either.” As for the vines themselves, they selected five clones of cabernet on 11 acres —“Some we like more because of the fruit,” said Lato, and “some have more tannins”— two clones of sauv blanc across five acres and an acre of petit verdot, as well. Much is trellised in the usual Central Coast style, but some of the vines are head-trained in the old-school California way, which produce different results. “I think the choices were right,” confirmed Lato, who’s now tending to the third vintage in barrel. Grimm is also raising cattle on biodynamic pastures (maybe to eat, but don’t tell his daughter), growing olive trees for oil, and giving guinea fowl a More than 90 Santa Barbara shot. “The longest I’ve lived County wineries will be pouring anywhere was London,” he their latest releases on Saturday, said, “and I hope that Santa April 22, at the S.B. Vintners Spring Ynez surpasses that.” Weekend’s Festival Grand Tasting, Lato, meanwhile, is espe1-4 p.m., at River View Park (151 cially proud of this project, Sycamore Dr.) in Buellton. The fesout of the many he’s helped tival is just one part of an entire with over the years, because weekend of special events, semihe was involved from the nars, and dinners. See sbvintners ground up. “This didn’t for tickets and the exist, and now we have it,” full schedule. said Lato. “There is solid beauty in that.” See n

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Reader Kay Lee sent me a photo of a sign announcing that Mexican restaurant La Hacienda will soon be reopening at 298 Pine Avenue in Goleta under new ownership. The eatery closed in February of last year. I’ll let you know when the chips and salsa start flowing. STACKY’S UPDATE: Reader Hum tells me that

Stacky’s Seaside at 2315 Lillie Avenue in Summerland has been closed for the last week. I tried calling several times this week during business hours, and the phone just rings. In April 2015 I announced that Rusty’s had purchased the property, and it is possible that the transition from burgers to pizza has begun. CALLE REAL UPDATE: Reader George asked

me why the windows are papered over at 5677 Calle Real in Goleta, the former home of Denny’s. I stopped by and noticed that there is an asbestosremoval truck parked outside and that a for-lease sign is prominently displayed. So my guess is that the place is being cleaned up while the landlord searches for a new tenant. LUNA TERRACE OPENS AT BILTMORE:

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are already on sale, and the box office will begin accepting mail-in order forms for individual concerts beginning on Friday, April 21. Walk-up, online, and phone single-ticket sales begin on May 13, and special $10 community seats will be available beginning on June 10. For more information, visit or call 969-8787. — CD

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notice about Santa Barbara’s new poet laureate, Enid Osborn, is her smile. It’s shy but friendly and, like everything about Osborn, seems to come from someplace centered and genuine. Her voice, too, is an instrument of welcome. Although she has lived in Santa Barbara for nearly 30 years, Osborn was born and raised in New Mexico, and she still retains more than a trace of a warm Southwestern drawl. Osborn’s sincerity and good cheer were very much on display on April 11, when the Santa Barbara City Council approved and installed her as the city’s seventh poet laureate, a position she will hold until April 2019. A homemade garland crowning her long silver hair, she read her installation poem, “Call Me Poet,” to a standing-room-only crowd of onlookers, some of whom had come from Ventura and San Luis Obispo to wish her well. In a city with so many bards, the competition to be the next laureate is always formidable. However, among poets, the choice of Osborn was not surprising—she is, after all, famous for attending just about every public reading in town—and according to the County Office of Arts & Culture, she “received numerous nominations from a diverse group of educational institutions, poets, and local organizations.” Elizabeth Owen, chair of the Poet Laureate Selection Committee, said Osborn writes “wonderfully vivid, emotional poems that evoke a unique sense of place. Her poems are accessible and inclusive, appealing to a wide audience.” The most complete collection of Osborn’s work can be found in When the Big Wind Comes, published by Big Yes Press,

which runs through my work. I seem to write about birds and insects a lot,” she added. While Osborn has not yet identified a single big project for her two-year term, she embraces Library Director Jessica Cadiente’s goal of facilitating “new programs that will bring poetry to a wider audience.” Osborn also plans to help create new opportunities for poets to read and challenges other area poets to do the same. She wants to “be an energetic ambassador for poetry and the many gifted poets in our area, including quieter voices we may not have heard.” Finally, she said, “I have a heart for youth and want to turn young people on to poetry through the library, schools, and Poetry Out Loud.” Despite her well-known optimism, the area poetry scene isn’t entirely rosy for Osborn. She noted that while “the achievement of laureateship has created excitement among the poets here, something to reach for … we have become self-impressed. A certain elitism has crept in that we didn’t used to have. Being a grassroots poet, I would naturally steer us toward greater inclusiveness.” Still, she quickly acknowledged that “we are a tight-knit family of poets here in Santa Barbara. We have a strong identity, and we take care of our own.” And when asked what it’s like to be poet laureate during Santa Barbara’s incredibly busy poetry month, Osborn replied, “It’s glorious.” Then she flashed that smile, and you know that for Enid Osborn, “glorious” is probably just the right word. steve braff


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SBHS PreSentS ent entS BulletS Over BrOadway BulletS O When Woody Allen first heard the songs Marvin Hamlisch had written for the Broadway musical adaptation of his 1994 film Bullets Over Broadway Broadway, he was disappointed. Reluctant to consider the project in the first place, Allen felt that even with the talented Hamlisch onboard, it still wasn’t coming together. It was only when his sister, Letty Aronson, suggested that they try it again using period songs from the 1920s that Allen saw the light, and thus Bullets Over Broadway the musical was born. A little more than a decade later, the show premiered at the St. James Theatre, featuring new arrangements of a slew of great tunes from the Tin Pan Alley era, including “Tiger Rag,” “Let’s Misbehave,” “There’ll Be Some Changes Made,” and “I’ve Found a New Baby.” With distinctive choreography by Broadway darling Susan Stroman, the show ran in 2014 for more than 100 performances. On Friday, April 28, the show will get a second premiere, this time in its first-ever high school staging, when Santa Barbara High’s production hits the stage for a two-week run concluding on May 7. A recent visit to rehearsal revealed exuberant new choreography by Santa Barbara’s answer to Susan Stroman, Christina McCarthy, and a large and enthusiastic cast practicing on an extraordinary stage featuring multiple levels, a rotating stage-within-the-stage, and even a realistic, water-filled mini-Gowanus canal. The show’s broad humor, clever plotting, and unforgettable music make it a great choice for the deep talent pool perpetually available to S.B. High School Theatre teacher Otto Layman. Jon Nathan will direct an 18-piece orchestra situated on a second-story platform positioned above the action, and the show’s many large-scale numbers will feature dozens of students singing, dancing, and even cartwheeling across the stage. For tickets and information, visit —Charles Donelan

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HigH FideliTy: A Rock MusicAl Comes to Center stage


High Fidelity runs Wednesday-Saturday, April 26- 29, 8 p.m., and Sunday, April 30, 2 p.m., at Center Stage Theater (751 Paseo Nuevo). For tickets and information, visit or call the box office at 963-0408.

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EXHIBITION April 21 – May 5, 2017 FRi apR 28 & Sat apR 29 7:00p “the Legend oF ZoRRo” The SBJHS Theatre Department and State Street Ballet’s Library Dances present this world premiere theatre and dance production. Tickets avail at the door, for more info please visit or call 805-963-7751 x4028. Photo by Andre Yew. Don’t miss the excitement and adventures of Zorro!

Sun apR 30 at 7:00p

OPENING RECEPTION Friday, April 21 | 5 – 7 p.m. Juried by Emma Saperstein Exhibit awards and art scholarships will be announced at 6 p.m.

“MaRiaChi FeMeniL nueVo teCaLitLÁn” The Luke Theatre and UCSB A&L present this FREE family show as part of the Viva el Arte SB series. Together since May 1, 2006, formed in the city of Guadalajara, these young, talented performers continue the tradition of the mariachi new tecalitlan surge with joy! For more info please visit vivaelartesb or call 805-884-4087 x7. Viva!

Mon May 1 6:00pM “BRaVo! SpRing Band and StRing ConCeRt” Please join us for this FREE event between the collaboration of the Santa Barbara Symphony and the Santa Barbara Unified School District’s after school program BRAVO! For more info please visit or call 805-898-8758. Don’t miss this final concert of the 2016-2017 school year!

Sat May 6 & Sun May 7 3:00p “Swan Lake” Goleta School of Ballet and Goleta Ballet Theatre present their annual spring recital telling the story of Odette, a princess turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer’s curse. This ballet classic is filled with all your favorite characters, beautiful costumes and wonderful dancing. For more info and tickets please visit or call 805-328-3823. Don’t miss this amazing ballet for all ages! Photo by Emily Maye.

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4/20 - 6:00 the bluegrass situation presents:

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Shaky feelin’ purple Mountains Majesty 4/21 - 9:00

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live cumbia 4/23

live flamenco & dance w/ vega StudioS 4/24 - 8:00

jackson gillies presents:

the Something that matterS concert hs awareness 4/25 - 7:00

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ackson Gillies burst onto the Santa a doctor recognized it as HS. “The abscesses Barbara musical scene as a 16-year-old don’t always come to a head, and they are when he became the winner of Teen where skin meets skin, so they are constantly Star 2016. He’d moved to town with his fam- chaffing and tearing,” he said. “I had eight ily the year prior to seek medical help for on each leg; I didn’t walk for six weeks, not his auto-inflammatory disease hidradenitis because they stopped my muscles, but literally suppurativa and was still settling into being because they were so painful.” a San Marcos High School teen when his There is no pill for it; the best remedy is spine-tingling performance of “Nessun diet.“Elimination diet is the way to go,” Gillies dorma,” from Puccini’s opera Turandot Turandot, gar- said of how he got his HS under control.“Find nered him the Teen Star what foods make you flare, title. Since then, the now and then stop eating them. I 17-year-old singer/guieat … chicken, lamb, salmon, tar player has shared the turkey, salad greens, carrots, stage with myriad legendcelery. No wheat, no gluten, ary musicians including no dairy. No spices, nothing. Jim Messina, Chris Judge, Literally, just salt and pepper. and Kenny Loggins. “I My lymphatic system is so by Michelle Drown will never ever forget [my backed up it never breaks experience],” Gillies told down what can’t be digested, me when we met on a recent Saturday at Vices and so it comes out through the skin because & Spices coffee and teahouse. it has to go somewhere,” he continued. “The Our meeting was not only to talk about his abscesses [can] get so big— big I had one under musical rise but also to discuss an upcoming my armpit the size of a tennis ball.” Although concert he’s put together, called Something it’s not life-threatening, Gillies said it’s in “the That Matters — which will feature perfor- top five of most painful” ailments. mances by a slew of Santa Barbara musical Although Gillies is dealing with some heavy hitters including Morganfield Burnett, serious health issues — he is also diabetic Fausto Cuevas, George Friedenthal, Judge, —the young musician exudes excitement and Tom Lackner, and Randy Tico — to raise possibility. He’s found a mentor in Loggins, is awareness of his fairly uncharted, seldom- in the process of writing songs, getting ready heard-of disease. HS, as it is commonly called, for his performance in the Adderley School’s is a chronic auto-inflammatory affliction that musical How to Succeed in Business Without is associated with the lymphatic system and Really Trying (May 13-14 at the Lobero), and results in the formation of abscesses on the is eager for the Something That Matters eevent. skin, particularly in the areas of the armpits, “This whole show is about awareness,” he said the chest, and the groin. Gillies was diagnosed of the concert. “I put the poster up on some with HS in 2013. [HS] blog pages, and in the week since, I’ve With the disease commonly showing already had, like, 40 people ‘Like’ my page and, for the first time at puberty, Gillies’s initial like, 180 view it. There are no celebrities who flare-up presented itself with a large abscess talk about it. Karl Marx is the only person in on his hairline. His parents took him to an history who I’ve found who has talked about endocrinologist, two dermatologists, and it,” Gillies said with a chuckle. “I spent four two surgeons in New York, where they were hours with this one girl on the phone just living at the time, but no one could diagnose sorting out every possible thing, cutting all the the reason for the outbreak. The abscess was foods, telling [her],‘Don’t do this; don’t do this removed, and Gillies was given antibiotics, …’ That’s what I want to do. It was amazing. It which had no effect, since it’s not caused by was absolutely so heartwarming to be able to bacteria. Nearly a year later, when he experi- help someone. I want to be an advocate. I want enced multiple severe eruptions on his legs, to be a spokesperson [for HS].”

Teen SinGer Presents a ConCerT for HS awareneSS

A Bold, Brave and Funny One Woman Show Written and performed by Elaine Gale Directed by Rod Lathim

It will crack you up... and crack you open! May 5-7, 2017 Center Stage Theater This show is a compassionate, enlightening story about how we make sense of our lives, move through challenges, sustain loss, and maintain love, hope, gratitude, forgiveness, and a sense of humor.

Tickets (805) 963-0408

Something that matterS 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.

Jackson Gillies SB Teen Star 2016

Featuring some of SB's finest musicians: Tariqh Akoni Morganfield Burnett Fausto Cuevas George Friedenthal Jackson Gillies Chris Judge Tom Lackner Lanesha Latimer Andrew Martinez Randy Tico Jonathan Dane Cameron Nichoson Dottie Memphis special surprise guest

SpeCiAL THANkS To Soho, Dr. Ashley Biscoe, The Santa Barbara independent and all the musicians.

MoNDAy, ApRiL 24 / 8:00pM / DooRS AT 6:30pM / $15 opeNeR SopHie RoSe/oLiviA & ALuNA


Something That Matters features openers Sophie Rose/Olivia & Aluna and Tariqh Akoni, Morganfield Burnett, Fausto Cuevas, George Friedenthal, Jackson Gillies, Chris Judge, Tom Lackner, Lanesha Latimer, Andrew Martinez, Randy Tico, and a special surprise guest, Monday, April 24, 8 p.m., at SOhO Restaurant & Music Club (1221 State St.). Call 962-7776 or visit For more opportunities to see Gillies perform, check out his website at

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Murray Perahia, piano “An extraordinarily imaginative and intelligent pianist who connects deeply with music lovers.” The Seattle Times

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Program: Bach: French Suite No. 6 in E Major Schubert: Impromptus, op. 142, D. 935 Mozart: Rondo in A Minor, K. 511 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 32

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hese days, countless songs and sounds members were young teens, they have manare made or produced electronically, aged to stay together ever since. The band but it really wasn’t that long ago that a takes its moniker from lead singer Yukimi huge number of music listeners at large Nagano’s nickname; her inimitable voice is turned their noses up at electronic and syn- one of their greatest strengths. Complementing Nagano’s thetic sounds, decrying them intoxicating vox are the rich, as less legitimate, less soulful, less real. Those listeners had emotive electronics of Erik likely not yet heard double Bodin (drums), Fredrik Källheadliners like Little Dragon gren Wallin (bass), and Håkan and Glass Animals, the elecWirenstrand (keyboard). tronic music innovators who Wirenstrand remembers will charge up the S.B. Bowl growing up listening to synth on Saturday, April 22, with pioneer Vangelis’s composipsychedelic Australian act tions for Blade Runner, as well Jagwar Ma supporting. as the soundtrack to a SwedWith some of the most ish nature program, music by Richie DeMaria soulful and sensual synthetic that molded his mind. “They sounds since the ’70s, yet with mainly put the seeds in the an edge and sensitivity that makes them thrill- soil,” he said on the phone from rainy Gotheningly of the moment and progressive, Gothen- burg. When it comes to how they shape those burg’s Little Dragon has emerged as one of the sexy R&B-styled sound worlds, “we’re kind of most compelling dance and electronic music bad at analyzing ourselves,” Wirenstrand says, bands of the last decade. They will heat up with music coming out in that effortless, funky the night with Oxford’s Glass Animals, who way that escapes words. Certainly, there’s an continue the legacy of their home ’shire’s most exploratory, perception-bending element to famous band, Radiohead, with arrestingly their creative wellspring: “We are hidden hipgroovy, dark music matching electric guitar pies with a lot of crappy synths.” with inventive percussion, synth-y soundThe sound found a “second home” in scapes, and earworm choruses. California, he said, with KCRW being one of Few recently formed electronic-rock/ their earliest big supporters. There must be indie-rock acts are currently as big as Glass something Californian, Wirenstrand conjecAnimals, who visited Santa Barbara at the Earl tured, about their “laidback groove,” and their Warren Showgrounds in 2015. They released newest album, Season High, just released this their second studio album, How to Be a April, features sonic memories of West Coast Human Being, last year to instant acclaim. The hip-hop and lo-fi indie on single “High.” But album debuted in the top 20 on the Billboard then there are also songs such as “Sweet,” an 200 chart and was featured as one of U.S.A. adrenalized, almost arcade-game music dance Today’s “10 Best Albums of 2016,” as well as track that has a bit more BPMs than their Under the Radar’s “Top 100 Albums of 2016,” usual grooves. Used to making music that’s a and NPR named the single “Life Itself” as a little bit “slow,” Wirenstrand said, “we’re strivsong they could not stop playing. Though the ing to do a little bit more energetic music, and security line to see them two years ago was I think that we received that on this record.” infamously and torturously long, their hotly When asked if Wirenstrand anticipates energized performance seemed antidote the Little Dragon members working on solo enough for the roaring crowd. projects, he didn’t see it as happening any time Perhaps slightly lesser known, the nonethe- soon.“I think we’re always going to be a band less globally loved Little Dragon is flourishing until the bitter end … whether we’re pensionat present, but theirs was a more slow-growing ers or jamming at the hospital, we’re still going success story. Formed in 1996 when the band to be a band.”

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April 23, 7 PM “Island Earth”

Featuring Q&A with director Cyrus Sutton

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April 29 “Casablanca”

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MUSIC IN THE AIR: Chris Fossek, seen here along East Camino Cielo, puts his own Santa Barbaran stamp on Spanish guitar stylings.




Special Earth Day Event

Paul Hawken

Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming Sat, Apr 22 / 8 PM / UCSB Campbell Hall

$15 / FREE for all students (with valid ID)

SpaniSh Guitar, S.B. SkieS by Richie DeMaria

A MUSICAL JOURNEY: Santa Barbara’s Camino Cielo, whether East or West, is no doubt one of the most scenic and beautiful roads in all of the country, touching the sky with far-as-the-eye-can-see views of the city and ocean down below. It’s a fitting title for area native Chris Fossek’s debut album of Spanish- and gypsy-style guitar, Camino Cielo, which was released this April. The album’s sensuous and mysterious packaging, sealed with rope and red wax, beckons you in; its relaxing sounds and lithe, airy finesse keep you there. Fossek, who usually plays twice a week at the Four Seasons The Biltmore during happy hour, picked up his Spanish flamenco guitar skills in where else but Spain itself. Raised on classical piano, the aspiring composer was in the midst of studying classical music in Bologna, Italy, when a fateful getaway to Valencia, Spain, gifted him a new passion. There, he was lured by the sound of flamenco guitar being played by a group of gypsies down by the beach. “Do you guys mind if I listen?” he asked, bringing beer as a housewarming present of sorts. “As long as you keep bringing beer,” they said, and thus Fossek became a regular, picking up flamenco finger-stylings and playing with the gypsies. Fast-forward not too far into the future, and Chris found himself playing to 20,000 listeners at the Olympic Stadium in Rome, plus high-profile gigs at the Getty Museum and REDCAT in L.A. His album encapsulates a wide geography of musical motifs. Fossek said he hopes his pieces take listeners on a “journey of discovery,” with a transcontinental tour through thoroughly composed flamenco numbers, plus pieces inspired by Macedonian folk music and Fossek’s own contemporary improvised works. While he preserves the traditional rhythmic structures, he adds a bit of his own Santa Barbaran twist.“I’m not trying to be the Spanish flamenco guy; I’m the California guy messing with Spanish flamenco melodies and techniques,” he said. Fossek is a gourmand and a wine hound, and there’s definitely a delectable sensuality and sense of epicurean, European romancing in the music. “Red wine is right up there with oxygen for me; my hands actually just work better with a little bit of wine,” he laughed. If the album were a meal, it would be a multicourse one. “There’s definitely songs that have some meat and spice and others that are subtle like a pureed soup, a layer of soft and subtle flavors, a wavelength that’s not high and peaky but just kind of cruising.” Feast your ears on Fossek’s flamenco at the Four Seasons The Biltmore’s Ty Lounge (1260 Channel Dr.) on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 5 p.m., and hear his album on IRISH TIDES: Speaking of worldly music, Aoife O’Donavon will come to UCSB’s Campbell Hall on Tuesday, April 25, with jazz guitarist Julian Lage and parttime Punch Brother Chris Eldridge. Known for her lovely, yearning voice, the American-born, Ireland-bred singer/songwriter spent summers as a child going to Ireland, where she absorbed the sounds and atmosphere of the land. (Parenting tip: Raise your child on music, and you never know —they may grow up to be awesome musicians like O’Donavon.) Famed for her innovative progressive bluegrass and folk-country work with Crooked Still, she’s earned renown as a soloist. Her most recent album, In the Magic Hour, came out last year. FEELIN’ SHAKY, FEELIN’ GOOD: Thursday, April 20, is everyone’s favorite stoner holiday, and SOhO Restaurant & Music Club (1221 State St.) is hosting a special occasion for anyone hoping to celebrate. Shaky Feelin’, the high-energy rock/reggae/bluegrass/funk powerhouse from the Ventura area, will play along with multi-instrumentalist melody-makers Purple Mountains Majesty from the O.C. at 8:30 p.m. For all things groovy and green, SOhO may be where you’d like to go, if you can unglue yourself from your couch. n

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In cooperation with the Community Environmental Council / Earth Day Festival and the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management

The Lynda and Bruce Thematic Learning Initiative

An Evening with

David Sedaris

Wed, May 3 / 8 PM / Arlington Theatre Tickets start at $25 / $19 UCSB students An Arlington facility fee will be added to each ticket price

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)

Elizabeth Gilbert

In Conversation with Pico Iyer Sat, May 6 / 7:30 PM / Granada Theatre Tickets start at $20 / $15 UCSB students A Granada facility fee will be added to each ticket price

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am lucky to say that my first concert was Radiohead at the S.B. Bowl in 2001. I was only 13. To that end, like a lot of RH fans, it becomes difficult to separate my love for the band’s music with the emotional arc of my life since it’s been so personally a part of it. With a set list that dug deep into the group’s catalog, Radiohead’s 2017 return to the Bowl on Tuesday, April 11, was At the S.B. Bowl, one of the best and most Tue., Apr. 11. moving times I’ve seen a band for whom praise like mine is as common as oxygen. Opener Dudu Tassa and The Kuwaitis were fascinating and hypnotic, reinterpreting their family’s famous Iraqi melodies with intricate, whirling beauty. Radiohead followed by leaving out its bigger songs and playing instead less-expected favorites such

as “Like Spinning Plates” and “Let Down.” In many ways, the band is now at the height of its powers. The group is able to re-energize older songs with the dynamic, dissonant darkness that was always its strong suit and also stand out with some of its newest works, such as “Identikit,” a live highlight. As the world has turned darker, Radiohead, too, has embraced its most melancholic side, and I, like many, couldn’t imagine a life without the help of its sonic aid. Thanks for another great show, RH. — Richie DeMaria paul wellman



anta Barbara was the first stop on Travis Scott’s Bird’s Eye View tour, a megaspectacle featuring state-of-the-art lights, heavy-metal-style smoke effects, and a gigantic mechanical bird with laser eyes. All of At the Santa Barbara Bowl, Wed., Apr. 12. which raises the question: Is Scott rap’s next big thing, or is he just a new coat of feathers on the same old goose? A fast, confident rapper, Scott’s very up-to-date flow makes him a strong match with other hot artists like 2 Chainz and Future. Both men have verses on Scott’s best track, “3500,” which was also the best song of the concert. As a kid, Scott loved heavy metal, and there were moments, as the lasers flashed around him in rapid vertical blasts of stage smoke, that he dropped his Auto-Tune for a guttural thrash in the vocal. The rough-edged, highenergy tone meshed with the scene the artist

encouraged in the pit, where he helped organize the stage diving. In the seats, it was pretty much “hands in the air” all night, making it clear that a Travis Scott concert is the place to be for mainstream rap fans in 2017. The Santa Barbara Bowl merch lines were as long as I’ve ever seen them. Will Scott’s bird land here again? Stay tuned. — Charles Donelan david bazemore


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nsemble Theatre Company’s latest offering is Baby Doll, the saga of a dysfunctional love triangle between characters with a lifestyle in a state of decay. Adapted by Pierre Laville and Emily Mann from the film of the same name, Baby Doll is based on Tennessee Williams’s oneact play 27 WagPresented by Ensemble ons Full of Cotton. Theatre Company. At the New Vic, Sat., Apr. 15. Against a backShows through Apr. 30. drop of mid-20thcentury Southern poverty, Baby Doll, directed by Jenny Sullivan, gives timely commentary on society’s treatment of women. Baby Doll (Lily Nicksay) is the foolish, nubile virgin bride of middle& entertainment aged Archie (Shawn Law). Married off by

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her dying father at age 18, Baby Doll manifests her most forceful agency through her sensational, almost lurid, sexuality, which combines apprehension, animosity, and magnetism into an alarming erotic identity. Though she can’t avoid Archie’s angry outbursts and bouts of drunken violence, Baby Doll has rebuffed his unwanted advances by promising to concede sex on her 20th birthday. Out of work and short on options since his cotton gin broke down, Archie burns down a rival plantation’s cotton gin, inviting the ire of plantation manager Silva Vaccaro (Asher Grodman). When Baby Doll drops clues that incriminate

transportive design concepts (the set’s & entertainment dilapidated farmhouse is a beautifully constructed example of theater magic), Baby Doll’s twisted sexuality gives a pulsing reminder of the abuse and objectification women have faced throughout history. Powerful social commentary and a sharp, dark humor make Baby Doll a must-see spring production. —Maggie Yates


abbit hole, David Lindsay-Abaire’s Pulitzer Prize–winning play about the painstaking process of emotional rebuilding after the death of a child, offers audiences a satisfying balance of pathos and prospect. SBCC’s production, directed by Katie Laris, shows grieving parents Howie (Paul Canter) and Becca (Leslie Gangle Howe) struggling to support each other through the suffocating loss of their only child, 4-year-old Danny. Howie finds relief in the company of other heartbroken parents and spends his time in therapy groups. Becca’s grief manifests as overprotectiveness of other Paul Canter and Leslie Gangl Howe people’s children and an accompanying disdain for other parents — including mourning. The production features excellent resentment toward both her mother (Elaine performances by a strong cast, including Ryan Arnett), for compar- Ostendorf, who presented a well-defined ing Danny’s death to portrayal of the anxious, contrite teenager Presented by the Theatre Group at SBCC. that of her suicidal responsible for Danny’s death (in only three At Jurkowitz Theatre, adult son, and Izzy brief scenes). Set in Howie and Becca’s home, Fri., Apr. 14. Shows (Shannon Saleh), Rabbit Hole shows the most intimate and raw through Apr. 29. Becca’s free-spirited, moments of the couple’s experience as they pregnant sister. find footing between memory and moving The darkest points in Rabbit Hole are coun- forward. tered with equally bright moments of tenderThe show, which concludes the Theatre ness and acceptance as Becca and Howie Group at SBCC’s season, runs in the Jurkowitz remember how to live life beyond the fog of Theatre through April 29. — MY

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rlene Hutton’s Nibroc trilogy deserves a permanent place in the American theater repertoire. Seeing Last Train to Nibroc again after catching the two subsequent installments only confirmed that these are plays that people are going to want to see, and actors are going to want to perform, for a long, long time. The initial play is a two-hander for May (Ming Lauren Holden) and Raleigh (Justin Davanzo), young Justin Davanzo and Ming Lauren Holden Kentuckians swept up by the advent of World War II into uncertainty about their in Corbin, Kentucky, and finally to the front respective places in a rapidly changing soci- porch of May’s parents’ farm. Their courtety. They first meet ship, like all the interactions in the trilogy, is on a long-distance a quicksilver blend of wit and pathos, with Presented by DogStar Theater Company. At train ride from Los Raleigh’s intellect and vulnerability meetCenter Stage Theater, Angeles, where May ing its match in May’s determination and Sat., Apr. 15. has gone to meet the sincerity. Davanzo and Holden were superb soldier who is now together in this production, easily capturher former fiancé, and where Raleigh has ing the audience and maintaining that grip been discharged from the U.S. Army due to straight through to the end. The intelligent choices, solid craftsmanship, and underhis epileptic seizures. The next hour and a quarter takes us and stated ambition of this Train left one looking them through two years and three loca- forward to seeing more from DogStar and tions, from the train to the Nibroc Festival director Nita Davanzo. — CD

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her husband of the arson, Vaccaro sees an opportunity for retribution; he half seduces, half intimidates her into signing a confessional affidavit. Ensemble’s Baby Doll shows a world in which women, represented by Baby Doll and her daffy Aunt Rose (Wendy Phillips), are useful only for cooking and entertainment. Narrative tension is constant as viewers wait for either Archie’s comeuppance or Baby Doll’s rape — both of which seem inevitable. With commanding performances and



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hough impossible to prove, it is easy to figure that we humanoids have been finding better versions of ourselves in the sea since the very beginning. It is no coincidence that we and the planet that we inhabit are both, roughly speaking, three-quarters saltwater. It is a cosmic collusion of the highest order and a not-sosubtle hint that an unequalled evolution of self can be found both in and upon the forever flowing tides of the ocean. Don’t believe it? Well, go see Keith Malloy’s new film, Fishpeople, posthaste. Aside from being a visually arresting and inspirational bit of cinematic storytelling, it does a wonderfully rich job at demonstrating just how personally powerful time spent in the ocean can be for all of us. Originally conceived to be a straight-ahead sequel to Malloy’s seminal 2011 bodysurfing film, Come Hell or High Water, Fishpeople became something wholly different — and markedly better — along the twisting and turning path of production. Sure, there is plenty of underwater, human torpedo action and a crazy amount of tranced-out and dreamlike-inducing, saltwater-soaked cinematography courtesy of Ventura’s Scott Soens and Santa Barbara’s Andrew Schoneberger, but the real import of this film lies in the extraordinary people it profiles and the (gasp!) poetry-meetsjournalism effect that it has on viewers. Malloy, who is the middle brother of the Ojai-born Malloy clan, is following his big brother Chris’s evolution from pro surfer to full-fledged movie maker, and, if Fishpeople is any indicator, he is absolutely shredding the learning curve with his sophomore effort. (Youngest brother Dan is getting in on the anything-but-easy transition, as well, by directing last year’s exceptionally well-done short documentary about domestic hemp farming, Harvesting Liberty.) You don’t have to be a wave rider to appreciate this film; you simply have to be alive and interested in the human spirit.


FISHY HAppY pEOpLE: Keith Malloy’s new doc tells the story of six different ocean lovers.

So what exactly is Fishpeople? Well, it tells the story of six different ocean lovers and explores the richness of their respective aquatic love affairs in search of bigger meaning. There is a recently retired Australian coal miner turned artist who paints with a camera while wearing swim fins. There is a spearfishing free diver from Hawai‘i who moves through underwater landscapes like she was born there. There are two surfers who truly seem to be real-life fish people, considering the grace and explosiveness with which they move both upon and below the water. There is a group of at-risk youth from the Bay Area who find salvation in the sea, and the man who works tirelessly to bring them there. And then there is Lynne Cox, a world-recordholding open-ocean swimmer from Boston. Though all of the above are impressive and illuminating in their own right, it is Cox who truly steals the show and ultimately proves the film’s thesis statement in such a way that it becomes accessible to even the most landlocked of viewers. Simply put, her story is the stuff of legend. — Ethan Stewart


Fishpeople will have two free screenings: an outdoor screening on thursday, April 20, 7 p.m., at Patagonia’s headquarters (259 W. Santa Clara St.) in Ventura, as well as Friday, April 21, 7 p.m. at the Sandbox (414 olive St.) For more, see


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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.

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PREmiERES Born in China (76 mins., G) Actor John Krasinski narrates this documentary film from Disneynature that focuses on three animal families living in remote areas of China: a panda mom and her cub, a 2-year-old golden snub-nosed monkey displaced by his baby sister, and a snow leopard mother raising her cubs in one of the world’s most extreme environments. Fiesta 5 The Circle (110 mins., R) Based on Dave Eggers’s 2013 book of the same name, this sci-fi-tinged film stars Emma Watson as Mae, who gets a job at the world’s largest tech company only to find that the corporation is involved in nefarious experiments that threaten privacy, ethics, and personal freedom. It also stars Tom Hanks, John Boyega, Patton Oswalt, and Bill Paxton, in his last film role. Camino Real/Paseo Nuevo (Opens Thu., Apr. 27)

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. Camino Real/Metro 4 How to Be a Latin Lover (115 mins., R) Ken Marino directs this comedy about a man, Maximo (Eugenio Derbez), who seduces older, rich women for their money. Then one day, his billionaire, 80-year-old wife dumps him for a younger man. Maximo goes to live with his estranged sister (Salma Hayek) and her son in their tiny apartment while he schemes to land his next sugar mama, Celeste (Raquel Welch). Camino Real/Fiesta 5 (Opens Thu., Apr. 27)

The Lost City of Z (140 mins., PG-13) Based on David Grann’s book of the same name, the film tells the story of Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam), a British explorer who, at the turn of the 20th century, treks into the Amazon and finds evidence of an advanced civilization. He returns throughout the years until his mysterious disappearance in 1925.

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The Promise (132 mins., PG-13) Christian Bale, Oscar Isaac, and Charlotte Le Bon star in this historical drama, which takes place in a small Armenian town at the fall of the Ottoman Empire, about a medical student, an American journalist, and an Armenian raised in Paris who become involved in a love triangle.


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OTheir Finest (117 mins., R) The story— story based on Lissa Evans’s novel about the production of a British propaganda film during World War II and, more importantly, one woman’s role in making it successful— successful triumphs in making you feel just about every emotion while watching the film. Catrin Cole (Gemma Arterton), while not the contemporary feminist hero, was strong, charming, and engaging to watch. Her rise from the “slop” writer of women’s dialogue to being an essential part of the writing staff and the crew as a whole was fascinating to see, especially because she didn’t achieve it by ardent speeches or a complete change of the old guard, but rather through talent and commitment. The movie struggles with its themes and plots during its third act, but the emotional bond the film has earned for its characters carries it through to the end. (JT) Paseo Nuevo Unforgettable (100 mins., R) Rosario Dawson and Katherine Heigl star in this thriller about a pathologically jealous woman (Heigl) who torments the new wife (Dawson) of her ex-husband. Fairview/Metro 4

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 dress-


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Raw (99 mins., R) This French-Belgian-made horror film tells the tale of a vegetarian, Justine, who undergoes a hazing ritual when she starts veterinary college that involves eating rabbit kidneys, which awakens an insatiable craving to consume fresh, raw meat. Camino Real


ers, 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) Arlington/Camino Real

The Boss Baby (97 mins., PG) DreamWorks Animation called in the voice talents of Alec Baldwin, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow, and Tobey Maguire for this story of a briefcase-toting, fast-talking secret agent baby who must bring down the CEO of Puppy Co., who is trying to steal all the world’s love. Fairview/Fiesta 5

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

O Get Out (103 mins., R) Director Jordan Peele’s terrifying debut horror flick takes the genre to a new level, playing with themes outside of the traditional blood, guts, and shrieks of terror from unsuspecting victims. From the beginning, its protagonist, Chris (Daniel Kaluuya), is on edge, almost as if he knows what he is getting into when his seemingly perfect white girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), invites him home to meet her parents. Subtle yet intentional derogatory remarks made toward Chris from her wealthy parents and their neighbors don’t surprise him; what does unsettle him are the odd mannerisms and dated language used by the three other black people he meets. Things really start to go wrong when Rose’s mother (Catherine Keener) hypnotizes Chris to get him to quit smoking, prompting him to surrender his conscious, free-thinking self. Get Out taps into our underlying fears, but what aspect of the movie will scare you the

most depends on which lens you see it through. (SM) Fiesta 5

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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.


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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. 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)

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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. Fiesta 5

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(Mar. 21-Apr. 19): After George Washington was elected as the first president of the United States, he had to move from his home in Virginia to New York City, which at the time was the center of the American government. But there was a problem: He didn’t have enough cash on hand to pay for his long-distance relocation, so he was forced to scrape up a loan. Fortunately, he was resourceful and persistent in doing so. The money arrived in time for him to attend his own inauguration. I urge you to be like Washington in the coming weeks, Aries. Do whatever’s necessary to get the funds you need to finance your life’s next chapter.

(June 21-July 22): A reader named Kris X sent me a rebuke. “You’re not a guru or a shaman,” he sneered. “Your horoscopes are too filled with the slippery stench of poetry to be useful for spiritual seekers.” Here’s my response: “Thank you, sir! I don’t consider myself a guru or shaman, either. It’s not my mission to be an all-knowing authority who hands down foolproof advice. Rather, I’m an apprentice to the Muse of Curiosity. I like to wrestle with useful, beautiful paradoxes. My goal is to be a joyful rebel stirring up benevolent trouble, to be a cheerleader for the creative imagination.” So now I ask you, my fellow Cancerian: How do you avoid getting trapped in molds that people pressure you to fit inside? Are you skilled at being yourself even if that’s different from what’s expected of you? What are the soulful roles you choose to embody despite the fact that almost no one understands them? Now is a good time to meditate on these matters.

TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20): Fantasize about sipping pear nectar and listening to cello music and inhaling the aroma of musky amber and caressing velvet, cashmere, and silk. Imagine how it would feel to be healed by inspiring memories and sweet awakenings and shimmering delights and delicious epiphanies. I expect experiences like these to be extra available in the coming weeks. But they won’t necessarily come to you freely and easily. You will have to expend effort to ensure they actually occur. So be alert for them. Seek them out. Track them down.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): In the coming weeks, there will be helpers whose actions will nudge you — sometimes inadvertently — toward a higher level of professionalism. You will find it natural to wield more power and you will be more effective in offering your unique gifts. Now maybe you imagine you have already been performing at the peak of your ability, but I bet you will discover — with a mix of alarm and excitement — that you can become even more excellent. Be greater, Leo! Do better! Live stronger! (P.S.: As you ascend to this new level of competence, I advise you to be humbly aware of your weaknesses and immaturities. As your clout rises, you can’t afford to indulge in selfdelusions.)

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Contagion may work in your favor, but it could also undermine you. On the one hand, your enthusiasm is likely to ripple out and inspire people whose help you could use. On the other hand, you might be more sensitive than usual to the obnoxious vibes of manipulators. But now that I’ve revealed this useful tip, let’s hope you will be able to maximize the positive kind of contagion and neutralize the negative. Here’s one suggestion that may help: Visualize yourself to be surrounded by a golden force field that projects your good ideas far and wide even as it prevents the disagreeable stuff from leaking in. Homework: At least 30 percent of everything you and I know is more than half wrong. Are you brave enough to admit it? Describe your ignorance.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): I love to see you Virgos flirt with the uncharted and the uncanny and the indescribable. I get thrills and chills whenever I watch your fine mind trying to make sense of the fabulous and the foreign and the unfathomable. What other sign can cozy up to exotic wonders and explore forbidden zones with as much no-nonsense pragmatism as you? If anyone

CAPRICORN can capture greased lightning in a bottle or get a hold of magic beans that actually work, you can.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): A friend told me about a trick used by his grandmother, a farmer. When her brooding hens stopped laying eggs, she would put them in pillowcases that she then hung from a clothesline in a stiff breeze. After the hens got blown around for a while, she returned them to their cozy digs. The experience didn’t hurt them, and she swore it put them back on track with their egg-laying. I’m not comfortable with this strategy. It’s too extreme for an animallover like myself. (And I’m glad I don’t have to deal with recalcitrant hens.) But maybe it’s an apt metaphor or poetic prod for your use right now. What could you do to stimulate your own creative production?

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Now would be an excellent time to add deft new nuances to the ways you kiss, lick, hug, snuggle, caress, and fondle. Is there a worthy adventurer who will help you experiment with these activities? If not, use your pillow, your own body, a realistic life-size robot, or your imagination. This exercise will be a good warm-up for your other assignment, which is to upgrade your intimacy skills. How might you do that? Hone and refine your abilities to get close to people. Listen deeper, collaborate stronger, compromise smarter, and give more. Do you have any other ideas?

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): “If I had nine hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend the first six sharpening my ax,” said Abraham Lincoln, one of America’s most productive presidents. I know you Sagittarians are more renowned for your bold, improvisational actions than your careful planning and strategic preparation, but I think the coming weeks will be a time when you can and should adopt Lincoln’s approach. The readier you are, the freer you’ll be to apply your skills effectively and wield your power precisely.

(Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Zoologists say that cannibalizing offspring is common in the animal kingdom, even among species that care tenderly for their young. So when critters eat their kids, it’s definitely “natural.” But I trust that in the coming weeks, you won’t devour your own children. Nor, I hope, will you engage in any behavior that metaphorically resembles such an act. I suspect that you may be at a low ebb in your relationship with some creation or handiwork or influence that you generated out of love. But please don’t abolish it, dissolve it, or abandon it. Just the opposite, in fact: Intensify your efforts to nurture it.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Your astrological house of communication will be the scene of substantial clamor and ruckus in the coming weeks. A bit of the hubbub will be flashy but empty. But much of it should be pretty interesting, and some of it will even be useful. To get the best possible results, be patient and objective rather than jumpy and reactive. Try to find the deep codes buried inside the mixed messages. Discern the hidden meanings lurking within the tall tales and reckless gossip. If you can deal calmly with the turbulent flow, you will give your social circle a valuable gift.

PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20): The best oracular advice you’ll get in the coming days probably won’t arise from your dreams or an astrological reading or a session with a psychic, but rather by way of seemingly random signals, like an overheard conversation or a sign on the side of a bus or a scrap of paper you find lying on the ground. And I bet the most useful relationship guidance you receive won’t be from an expert, but maybe from a blog you stumble upon or a barista at a café or one of your old journal entries. Be alert for other ways this theme is operating, as well. The usual sources may not have useful info about their specialties. Your assignment is to gather up accidental inspiration and unlikely teachings.

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OFFICE OF DEVEOPMENT Serves as the primary initial contact for the Assistant Dean of Development for the Donald Bren School of Environmental Science and Management and at least two Corporate Directors of Development for Bren School. Assist with all aspects of planning, analysis and implementation strategies to secure support that is critical to the successful operation of a complex fund raising program. Manages online calendars, screens incoming calls, makes travel and entertainment arrangements, completes all necessary paperwork in compliance with policies and procedures. Compiles and analyzes data and information from various sources. Reqs: Excellent grammar, composition and proofreading skills. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail and accuracy. Exceptional verbal and interpersonal skills that foster positive relationships with diverse populations. Excellent computer skills including proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet and e‑mail and demonstrated ability to quickly learn various software programs. Ability to effectively solve problems and demonstrate sound reasoning and judgment. Ability to work independently. Notes: Fingerprint background check required. Occasional evenings and weekends at various Development Office, Institutional Advancement or campus‑wide events. $20.59‑$22.05/ hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apply by 4/30/17. Apply online at Job #20170163


GRADUATE DIVISION Provides supports in areas of administration, financial and travel processing, and personnel/payroll support. Assists with budget preparation and financial reporting. Provides reception and general information to faculty, students, and staff. Reqs: Experience using spreadsheet, database and word processing programs. Experience with financial reporting. Ability to work in a fast paced environment. Demonstrated ability to work under deadlines. Ability to deal with frequent interruptions. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Note: Fingerprint background check required. $20.59‑$21.57/hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for

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 4/27/17, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at Job #20170161



ADMINISTRATIVE & RESIDENTIAL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (ARIT) Responsible for the ongoing definition of scope and objectives for the Residential Operations and Campus Design & Facilities work order system, WebTMA. Develops an advanced knowledge of all modules within WebTMA to apply to the unique user and business needs. Maintains all user requirement documents and adjusting requirements and specifications based upon the evolving needs of users and system functionality. Participates as the business process control point for WebTMA implementation project from the requirements gathering phase through production deployment. Serves as primary liaison between Residential Operations and Campus Design & Facilities business users and TMA Systems during implementation and future enhancements. Implements business process automation for Residential Operations and Campus Design & Facilities with the help of all applicable WebTMA modules. Reqs: Previous experience supporting Business Applications, especially vendor software solutions. Experience with gathering and analyzing requirements and proposing business process improvements and preferred solutions. Experience with creating reports and providing data in a timely manner. Experience working with users, developers and project managers to plan and implement software solutions. Demonstrated excellence in problem analysis and solving. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Client‑centered commitment and focus. Note: Fingerprint background check required. $24.51‑$34.35/ hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Open until filled. Apply online at Job #20170078

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FLOAT NURSE Working under UCSB Student Health Standardized Procedures and Protocols and in collaboration with UCSB Student Health physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners acts as an advice nurse triaging students in order to make appropriate appointments and referrals, provides advice for minor illnesses and injuries and patient education. Works in immunization/travel clinic. Reqs: Must be currently licensed by the State Board of Registered Nursing, have 3 years of RN experience and a Bachelor’s degree in nursing required. Notes: This is a limited appointment position working 37% time through 6/30/17 (may be extended pending funding availability) with variable hours per week occurring Monday through Friday 8am – 5pm, may include Thursday evenings until 7pm. Must be currently licensed by the State Board of Registered Nursing, have 3 years of RN experience and a Bachelor’s degree in nursing required. License must be current at all times during employment in order to practice and function in their clinical role. All employees of Student Health must pass a fingerprinting background check and the credentialing process before their start date. Any HIPAA or FERPA violation is subject to disciplinary action. Mandated reporter for requirements of child abuse and adult dependent abuse. Student Health is closed between the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays. $33.55‑$43.62/ hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Open until filled. Apply online at Job #20170119

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FROM MAKING A DIFFERENCE. Come experience it here. Having a positive impact on others, and feeling fulfillment in return, is a cornerstone of the Cottage Health culture. As a communitybased, not-for-profit provider of leading-edge healthcare for the Greater Santa Barbara region, Cottage emphasizes the difference each team member can make. It’s a difference you’ll want to experience throughout your entire career. Join us in one of the openings below.

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital


Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital

• Concierge

• Radiology Tech – Part-time


• Cooks

• RN – ICU – Nights/Days • RT 2 – Ultrasound/Radiology

• Decision Support Analyst –

• Administrative Nursing

Patient Care

Supervisor – Part-time

Cottage Business Services

• Clinical Nurse Specialist – NICU

• Environmental Services Supervisor

• Clinical Nurse Specialist –

• EPIC Beaker Analyst Sr.

Oncology • Director – Pediatric Outpatient Clinics

• Director – Patient Business Services • Finance Assistant

• EPIC Lead Beaker Analyst

• Manager – Accounting (Hospitals)

• Food Service Rep

• Manager – Government Billing

• Information Security Analyst

• Drug Diversion Specialist

• Manager – HIM • Manager – Non-Government Billing

• Emergency

• IT/CottageOne Training Coordinator

• Ergonomic Specialist

• Lead Concierge

• Patient Financial Counselor – SBCH/GVCH

• Hematology/Oncology

• PBX Operator

• Sr. Recruiter

• Infection Control Practitioner –

• Research Coordinator – Non RN


• Room Service Server

• Manager – Cardiology

• Anatomic Pathology Technician

• Sr. QI Specialist

• Med/Surg – Float Pool • MICU

• Certified Phlebotomist Technician – Part-time/Full-time – Outpatient

Allied Health


• Clinical Lab Scientist – Days/Nights • Cytotechnologist

• Behavioral Health Clinician

• Nurse Educator – Diabetes

• Sr. Buyer

Pacific Diagnostic Laboratories

• Research Business Analyst

• Lactation Educator

• Marketing Coordinator

• Histotechnician

• Orthopedics

• CT Technologist – Nights

Nutrition Supervi‑ sor

• Pediatric Outpatient

• Occupational Therapist – Per Diem

• Lab Manager – CLS

• Peds

• Speech Language Pathologists

• Lab Manager – Pathology

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital seeks experienced Nutrition Supervisor to join our Dietary Department team. The ideal candidate will have 2‑3 years’ food service management experience, creative and innovative thinking, team oriented, positive outlook and goal driven, strong organizational skills, and excellent verbal/written communication skills.


• Support Counselor – SLO Clinic

• Please apply to:

Requires: AA degree in Food Service Management or comparable experience. Healthcare food services experience a plus. Cottage Health offers an excellent compensation package that includes above market salaries, and tax savings accounts. Please apply online at www. EOE

• Lab Assistant II

• Surgery

Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital

• Surgical Trauma


• Patient Care Tech – Med/Surg –

• LVN – Per Diem



• Surgical Technician


We offer an excellent compensation package that includes above-market salaries, premium medical benefits, pension plans, tax savings accounts, rental and mortgage assistance, and relocation packages. What’s holding you back?

Please apply online at Candidates may also submit a resume to: Cottage Health, Human Resources, P.O. Box 689, Pueblo at Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93102-0689 Please reference “SBI” when applying. EOE

Excellence, Integrity, Compassion

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OFFICE OF THE CIO‑PROGRAM MANAGEMENT OFFICE Responsible for the development, implementation, and execution of the campus testing strategy for the implementation of the University’s Peoplesoft HCM system (UCPath) at UCSB. Key job duties include: managing a matrixed team and work effort for testing UCPath interfaces and processes; understanding all testing activities, determining key priorities, identifying testing gaps, and obtaining confirmation and acceptance from key stakeholders; developing a testing strategy, plans and schedules, test tracking and reporting tools, and entrance and exit criteria for testing phases; creating and maintaining a detailed project plan for testing activities; preparing and presenting project testing documentation, including requirements definition, business process definition and mapping, and testing; and developing, executing and validating complex test scenarios. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience. Minimum of 10 years of testing and product quality experience or any combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background. 5+ years’ experience in managing and implementing large, complex testing strategies and processes at an enterprise level. 5+ years’ experience working with enterprise scale Human Resources, Payroll or Financial systems. Ability to work independently and with limited direction to prioritize tasks and organize workflow under narrow time limitations, and appropriately communicate changes and progress. Superior collaboration and interpersonal skills and the ability to interface with all levels of management and staff. Notes: Fingerprint background check required. This is a contract position for one year from the date of hire. Possibility of renewal for 2 additional one year contracts for a total of 3 years. Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without the need for employer sponsorship currently or in the future. $76,200‑$103,700/yr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For primary consideration apply by 4/27/17, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs. Job #20170159



OFFICE OF JUDICIAL AFFAIRS Oversees academic and behavioral student misconduct cases and hate incident response. As needed, the Assistant Director provides input and assistance with some of the most challenging cases of accused student struggling with a mental health issue. Acts as the assigned Judicial Affairs representative responsible for assessing student conduct issues off campus and recommending revisions to current initiatives and programs. Analyzes qualitative data; confers with the Associate Director of Judicial Affairs and the Associate Dean, as well as local officials and other campus leadership; seeks student input; and assesses environmental factors contributing to student misconduct



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issues in the community of Isla Vista. Reqs: Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Counseling, or other related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience. In‑depth knowledge of student conduct or related field. Experience implementing policies and procedures. Demonstrated experience in student disciplinary case management, conducting investigations, developing educational sanctions in higher education (and/ or related higher education student case management), and working with faculty and students. Must possess excellent communication (interpersonal, written and verbal) skills, and unquestionable standards of ethics and confidentiality. Notes: Fingerprint background check required. Mandated reporter for requirements of child abuse. Occasional evenings and weekends required. $51,181‑$65,000/yr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For primary consideration apply by 4/25/17, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at Job #20170158


UCSB POLICE DEPARTMENT Provides analytical, financial management and organizational support on a wide range of business matters. Acts independently and with a high degree of initiative. Coordinates a variety of special projects. Reqs: Experience with financial and accounting operations. Proficiency in MS Excel with data manipulation, including financial and procurement systems. Strong analytical and organizational skills with attention to detail and accuracy. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Notes: Must undergo an extensive background check. Fingerprinting required. $22.29 ‑ $31.20/hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Open until filled. Apply online at Job #20170012

$19.94‑$21.69/hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For primary consideration


PARKING OFFICE Responsible for overseeing the day‑to‑day field operations of the Parking Enforcement Program and events related to campus parking. Responsible for the direct supervision of the night & weekend enforcement team, guest services team, and supervision for evening and weekend events. Evaluates, disciplines, and provides leadership to a diversely skilled staff. Works with the Guest Services & Enforcement Manager to develop, administer, evaluate and continually improve customer services provided by Enforcement and Guest Services staff. Acts as a liaison between Enforcement / Guest Services staff, other campus departments and the public on campus or at meetings and/or events. Reqs: Minimum 3 years of supervisory experience (or equivalent combination of education and experience). Demonstrated experience and/or training in at least one of the following areas: parking, enforcement, traffic management, events planning, or guest services. Experience handling a wide range of special event functions including planning, execution, and billing. Must possess excellent communication skills in order to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of customers and campus partners. Strong leadership skills and ability to work as part of a team, with a comprehensive understanding of how diversity can assist a team in successfully accomplishing their mission. Notes: Fingerprint background check required. Schedule Tuesday – Saturday, 11:00am ‑ 8:­00pm. Maintain a valid CA driver’s license, a clean DMV record and enrollment in the DMV Employee Pull‑Notice Program. $3,879.25‑$5,429.33­/ mo. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For primary consideration apply by 5/1/17, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at Job # 20170165


MOLECULAR BIOLOGY Works on virology and cellular stress responses centered on cellular and molecular biology, specifically on cultured mammalian cells. The position will be responsible for administrative duties such as maintaining lab inventories and collections, order reagents and supplies, and manage equipment and general lab organization. The technical duties will include media preparation, mammalian cell culture, cell lines and bacteria stock preparation, and basic biochemistry and molecular biology techniques. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree in Science in a related field (i.e. Biology, biotech) or equivalent combination of education and experience. At least 2‑3 years of laboratory research experience. Experience in basic molecular and cellular biology techniques. Excellent organization and time management skills. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Notes: This is a 50% time per year career position. Possibility of this position becoming a full‑time position. Must be able to work with infectious agents at Bio hazard Safety Level 2 standards.



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ASSOCIATED STUDENTS Manages and supervises the production‑related logistics and requirements for AS Program Board, in particular working with Event Safety and Production Coordinators and the event staff. Supervises approximately 25 Event Safety Staff and 25 Production crew members. Assists the Program Board members on logistical planning, implementation, budgeting, event evaluation and ensure compliance with pertinent A.S. and University policies and procedures. Serves as liaison with University service providers on all events. Works with members of the campus community in the presentation of cultural and public events. Reqs: Working knowledge of audio‑visual fields such as sound, lights, technological devices, etc. Must have ability to train staff and work with a variety of artist and production managers to assist with events. Demonstrated experience in performing arts production planning, budgeting and management. Experience

in educational or professional performing arts environment, or equivalent combination of training and experience. Knowledge of crowd management, crowd safety protocols, security and emergency procedures related to small, medium and large scale gatherings. Thorough knowledge and understanding of concepts, principles and practices of event planning and public relations, including event design, organization and production. Notes: Fingerprint background check. Must be available evenings and weekends and work a varied schedule. $20.27‑$23.00/ hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Open until filled. Apply online at Job #20170120


RESIDENTIAL OPERATIONS Performs duties in accordance with established standards and instruction, for University owned Residence Halls, Apartments and Dining Facilities. Promotes a customer service environment to residence and clients. Assists with the development and maintenance of a work environment which is conducive to meeting the mission of the organization and supports the EEP. Responsible for completing job duties that demonstrates support for the Operations Team. Initiates communication directly with co‑workers and or supervisor to improve and clarify working relationship, identifying problems and concerns, and seeking resolution to work‑related conflicts. Reqs: Must be able to communicate effectively. Working knowledge and experience in utilizing the following equipment: vacuums, conventional and high‑speed buffers, extractors and related custodial equipment desirable. Will train on all equipment and chemicals used. Notes: Fingerprint background check required. Must maintain a valid CA driver’s license. May be required to work schedules other than assigned to meet the operational needs of the unit. May be required to perform additional tasks such as hotel turnover during conference season. Sat/Sun/Tue/Wed 6am‑2:30pm and Mon 7:30am‑4pm (Thu & Fri off). $18.61‑$20.14/ hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For primary consideration, apply by 4/27/17, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at Job #20170157

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fICTITIoUs BUsINEss NAME sTATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BUCATINI at 436 State St Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Bucatini, Inc 114 E. Haley St, Suite O Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 23, 2017. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Christine Potter. FBN Number: 2017‑0000911. Published: Mar 30. Apr 6, 13, 20 2017. fICTITIoUs BUsINEss NAME sTATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: 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: roMANTIC sANTA BArBArA wEddINgs at 8504 Boise St Ventura, CA 93004; Tracey Marie Cherrie (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Tracey Cherrie This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 13, 2017. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2017‑0000768. Published: Mar 30. Apr 6, 13, 20 2017.

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Legals (continued) 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: CAJUN KITCHEN CAFE at 6025 Calle Real Goleta, CA 93117; Gator Boy Restaurant Group 301 E Main St Ventura, CA 93001 This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 08, 2017. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2017‑0000709. Published: Mar 30. Apr 6, 13, 20 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: BONFIRE COLLECTIVE at 407 Rancheria Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Mariah Brennan Clegg (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Mariah Brennan Clegg This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 21, 2017. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Connie Tran. FBN Number: 2017‑0000868. Published: Mar 30. Apr 6, 13, 20 2017.


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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: 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: 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: 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.

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: 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.


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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: 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: 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: 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: 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.


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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 Jessica Sheaff. FBN Number: 2017‑0000784. Published: Apr 13, 20, 27. May 4 2017. 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: 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: 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: 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: 2017‑0000931. Published: Apr 13, 20, 27. May 4 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: DIRECT DISCOUNT 1 at 836 Anacapa St #542 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Julie A Coffman (same address) Tekino West (same address) This business is conducted by an General Partnership 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 Christine Potter. FBN Number: 2017‑0000863. Published: Apr 20, 27. May 4, 11 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: MASON CONSTRUCTION INCORPORATED, MCI at 411 Linda Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Caulfield Management Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 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: 2017‑0001148. Published: Apr 20, 27. May 4, 11 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: LUCIANNA DESIGNS at 1719 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Lucianna Salgado 4711 Baxter St Santa Barbara, CA 93110 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: 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 Jessica Sheaff FBN Number: 2017‑0000982. Published: Apr 20, 27. May 4, 11 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: DIPSTICK ICE CREAM at 2985 Steele Street Los Olivos, CA 93441; James Lawson (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 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 Connie Tran FBN Number: 2017‑0001150. Published: Apr 20, 27. May 4, 11 2017.

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Legals (continued) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: LINES BY LINE at 1201 De La Vina Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Karina Dawn Line 43 North Dos Caminos Avenue Ventura, CA 93003 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Karina Dawn Line This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 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 Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2017‑0001139. Published: Apr 20, 27. May 4, 11 2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ONE TRIBE at 3370 Braemar Drive Santa barbara, CA 93109; Interplay (same address) This business is conducted by an Corpoation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 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 Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2017‑0001132. Published: Apr 20, 27. May 4, 11 2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MI FIESTA LIQUOR at 833 N. Milpas St. Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Fiesta Liquors Inc (same address) This business is conducted by an Corpoation 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: 2017‑0001080. Published: Apr 20, 27. May 4, 11 2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: THE EDGE at 635 1/2 Chapala Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Michelle Crispin Ibarra 516 1/2 West Canon Perdido 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 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 Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2017‑0000921. Published: Apr 20, 27. May 4, 11 2017.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: THE GLASS ONION at 1925 Bath Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Nicholas Bodden (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 11, 2017. This 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: 2017‑0001107. Published: Apr 20, 27. May 4, 11 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: REAL VILLAGE LANDSCAPING SERVICES, REAL VILLAGE PALMS & CYCADS at 4054 Foothill Rd Carpinteria, CA 93013; Carlos Villarreal (same address) Francisco Javier Villarreal (same address) This business is conducted by an General Partnership Signed: 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: 2017‑0001051. Published: Apr 20, 27. May 4, 11 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CINDY’S HEALTHY CREATIONS, RUSTIC CAKE, SB PERSONAL CHEF at 16 S. Glen Annie Rd. Goleta, CA 93117; Cindy Dollar (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 12, 2017. This 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: 2017‑0001114. Published: Apr 20, 27. May 4, 11 2017. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: PAMPEL DESIGN SOLUTIONS AND AWNINGS at 4696 Eleanor Dr Carpinteria, CA 93013; Pampel Enterprises LLC (same address) This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 04, 2017. This 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: 2017‑0001027. Published: Apr 20, 27. May 4, 11 2017.

Name Change 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 FRO M : L E O N A RDO 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


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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.

Notice to Creditors NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF DEATH OF TRUSTOR, A. VICTOR STERN SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA In Re: A. VICTOR STERN TRUSTOR OF THE A. VICTOR STERN FAMILY TRUST DATED 12/21/1988 Henrietta L. Stern, successor Trustee of said Trust CASE NO: 17PR00156 NOTICE IS HERBY GIVEN to the creditors and contingent creditors of the above‑named decedent (i.e. A. Victor Stern), that all persons having claims against either of said decedent and/or the Trust entitled, The A. Victor Family Trust dated 12/21/1988 are requires to file them with the Superior Court, at 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, and whose mailing address is P.O. Box 21107, Santa Barbara, CA 93121‑1107, and mail or deliver a copy to Stanley J. Yates, Attorney for the Successor Trustee (i.e. Henrietta Stern) of the A. Victor Stern Family Trust dated 12/21/1988 wherein said decedents were the trustor of said Trust, at 260 Maple Court, Suite 230, Ventura, CA 93003, within the later of four months after April 20, 2017 (the date of the first publication of notice to creditors) or, if notice is mailed or personally delivered to you, 60 days after the date this notice is mailed or personally delivered to you. A claim form may be obtained form may be obtained from the court clerk. For your protection, you are encouraged to file your claim by certified mail with return receipt requested. Date: April 10, 2017. Stanley J. Yates Attorney At Law 260 Maple Court, Ste. 230 Ventura, CA 93003 State Bar No. 94526 Publised Apr 20, 27. May 4 2017.

CASE NUMBER: 16PR00107 HEARING DATE AND TIME: A hearing on the matter will be held as follows: Date: May 4, 2017 Time: 9:­00 Dept: 5 1. Petitioner: Kiri Julia Maria Villa is the personal representative c. approval of commission of (specify): 5.00 % of the amount of: $930,000.00 d. additional bond is not required 2. Description of property sold: a. Interest sold: 100% d. Street address and location (specify): 4253 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria, CA. 93013‑1805 3. Appraisal a. Date of death of decedent or appointment of conservator or guardian (specify): 5/27/2008 b. Appraised value at above date: $ 850,000.00 c. Reappraised value within one year before the hearing: $ 900, 000.00 d. Appraisal or reappraisal by probate referee: has been filed, will be filed 4. Manner and terms of sale: a. Name of purchaser and manner of vesting title (specify): Tim Finnegan c. Sale was public: on (date): 3‑13‑2017 d. Amount bid $ 930,000.00 Deposit $ 27,000.00 e.Payment: Cash 5. Commission b. A written, executive Larry Martin of TELES Properties c. Purchaser was procured by (name): Gary Goldberg of Coastal Properties A licensed real estate broker who is not buying for his or her account. d.Commission is to be divided as follows: ½ to Larry Martin and ½ to Gary Goldberg 6. Bond a. Amount before sale: $ 10,000.00 b. Additional amount needed $880,000.00 Notice of sale 7. a. Published 8. Notice of hearing b. Special notice: (3) Required written notice will be given. c. Personal representative, conservator of the estate, or


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guardian of the estate: (3) Written notice will be given. 9. Reason for sale (need not complete if item 7b of 7c checked) a. Necessary to pay (1) debts (2) devise (4) expenses of administration (5) taxes b. The sale is to the advantage of the estate and in the best interest of the interested persons. 10. Formula for overbids a. Original bid: $ 930,000.00 b.10% of first $ 10, 000 of original bid: $ 1,000.00 c.5% of (original bid minus $ 10,000 $ 46,000.00 d.Minimum overbid (a+b+c): $ 977,000.00 11. Overbid. Required amount of first overbid (see item 10) $ 977,000.00 12. Petitioner’s efforts to obtain the highest and best price reasonably attainable for the property were follows (specify activities taken to expose the property to the market, e.­ g., multiple listings, advertisings, open houses, etc.): Property was listed on the MLS, shown on the website for the Teles Properties, a sign was placed on the property, shown on: Zillow, Trulia, Redfin, Yahoo, and social media sites including facebook and Instagram. 4253 was the website for property 13. Number of pages attached: 2 Date: 4/4/2017 Randolph W. Andell/Attorney I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California that the foregoing is true and correct. Kiri Julia Maria Villa: Pettitioner Darrel E. Parker, Executive Officer; April 10, 2017 2:07:40 PM By John Tennant, Deputy ATTACHMENT2e LEGAL DESCRIPTION 4253 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria, Ca. 93013 Lot 5 in Block A as the same is dedicated and delineated upon the official map of the Town of Carpinteria. APN # 003‑212‑029 Apr 20, 27. May 4 2017.

Summons 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. 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.­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., 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.

Public Notices Cellco Partnership and its controlled affiliates doing business as Verizon Wireless (Verizon Wireless) is proposing to build a 50‑foot stealth structure / faux water tank on Roblar Avenue (near the intersection with Calzada Avenue), Santa Ynez, CA 93460. Public comments regarding potential effects from this site on historic properties may be submitted within 30‑days from the date of this publication to: Project 6117001152‑MRG c/o EBI Consulting, mricksgomez@, 3703 Long Beach Boulevard, Suite 421, 2nd Floor, Long Beach, CA 90807, or via telephone at 339‑234‑3535. Thomas E. Olson, Randolph W. Andell 82569, 180706 Benton, Orr, Duval and Buckingham 39 California Street Ventura, CA 93001‑2620 ATTORNEY FOR: Kiri Julia Maria Villa SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA 1100 ANACAPA STREET 2nd FLOOR SANTA BARBARA, CA 93121‑1107 ANACAPA DIVISION ESTATE: Frances E. Villa DECEDENT

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Santa Barbara Independent, 04/20/17  

April 20, 2017, Vol. 31, No. 588

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